CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR 2019
A Year Of Taste
Before we sign off for the year we have one final newsletter for 2018. We don’t really have anything new for you, just wanted to have a quick catch up before you all settle down for the holiday season with your selected drams.
2018 has been an incredible year, in which we had the opportunity to share some amazing whiskies rums with our old and new customers. It was a year of surprises and lessons, as time after time we learnt to look beyond the label.
We were particularly proud to release several stunning young whiskies, which showed us how much wood treatment has improved over the years. Of course we should not forget about the older drams, which as expected, made people excited and thirsty for more mature flavours.
We were glad to see how our world whisky range expanded with numerous excellent drams. One of the really interesting ones was the English 8, which completely caught us off-guard, imagine, in our very own homeland.
There were several favourites over this year, such as Mortlach 29, Ben Nevis 21, Linkwood 30 and Ledaig 20, giving wonderful older expressions from these distilleries. For us, bottling such whiskies is a calling and dedication, which we happily share with our customers.
TOP 2018 DRAMS ACROSS THE BOARD
Where we have a few bottles left, we have linked to them…
- Creations 10.
- Macduff 29.
- Paul John 6 SB / Kilkerran 12 (Yes 2 at No 3)
- Ledaig 20
- Mortlach 29
TASTING ROOM SELECTION
- Kilkerran 12 46%
- Paul John 6 SB
- Cameronbridge 29
- Speyside 23
- Fettercairn 29
CADENHEAD CLUB SPRINGBANK SOCIETY
- Kilkerran 11
- Paul John 6
- Laphroaig 20
- Springbank 21
- Cameronbridge 29 (London Label)
GRAND FINAL SELECTION
The top whiskies chosen by the people in 2018 – the best of the best, or assumed maybe?
In reverse order…
No 10. Springbank (Any and all)
No 9. Dailuaine 13 46%
No 8. Kilkerran 8 Cask Strength
No 6. Fettercairn 29
No 4. Linkwood 30
No 3. Speyside 23
No 2. Paul John 6 S/Batch
No 1. Cameronbridge 29 (London Label)
So, what do you think?
Let me point out first, why the almighty Springbank range is No10 in the list. It was due the pressure on the supply on demand.
On the other end we had the amazing (and controversial) Cameronbridge 29, which caused tears of joy, mostly. The Cameronbridge 29 was selected by one of the London Tasting Panels, and it even visited a few of the Vintage 21+ tastings and private events leading to those who tried it to love it. For some club members Cameronbridge was a dram of some controversy because it was NOT and Islay or Littlemill. Given it was tasted by a lot of people and liked by over 75% of those on the panels, it was also one of the most popular whiskies of the year.
A FEW FINAL THINGS
This year consisted of numerous tastings, which we did in and outside of the shop. It seems that the demand for such tastings is getting higher and next year looks thirstier than ever for our organised tasting sessions. We will be introducing a new type of tasting, which will provide people with a whole set of new flavoursome adventures in the world of spirits.
We here at the London shop were really impressed by the great work done in our Campbeltown office and it seems that success is continuing next year as well. If you want to be part of this and jump on the train of the winners, keep yourself updated by joining the club, we have the Cadenhead Club and Springbank Society packs available in the store right now, for more info call us on 0207 935 6999
Shop opening hours December 24th To January 5th
- Monday 24th Christmas Eve 10:30AM – 4:00PM, orders can be collected until 6:30PM
- Tuesday 25th Closed
- Wednesday 26th Closed
- Thursday 27th 11AM – 5:30PM
- Friday 28th 11AM – 6:30PM
- Saturday 29th 10:30AM – 6:30PM
- Sunday 30th Closed
- Sundays as normal
- Monday 31st 10:30AM – 4:30PM
- Tuesday 1st January 2019 Closed
- Wednesday 2nd 11AM – 6:00PM
- Thursday 3rd 11AM – 6:00PM
- Friday 4th 11AM – 6:00PM
- Saturday 5th 10:30Am – 6:30PM
Regretfully, we will not be sending anymore web orders until December 27th.
We at Cadenhead’s Whisky shop London, would like to wish you a merry Christmas and Happy new Year!
Cadenheads Whisky Shop Tasting Room
26 Chiltern Street, London, W1U 7QF