Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting Vancouver, BC Wednesday, the 16th of October – Scotch Whisky News

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request the pleasure of your company

at our Premium Series

Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting

Wednesday, the 16th of October

two thousand and thirteen, at seven thirty pm

A Veritable Vertical

Sample five 20-year old + Bruichladdich whiskies

Cuvee 640 Eroica

Cuvee 382 La Berenice

Cuvee 407 PX

20 year old Bourbon Cask

22 year old Laddie

 Venue

Legacy Liquor Store

1633 Manitoba St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B8

• Seating limited to 25 guests •

RSVP  

Companions of the Quaich
140-6751 Graybar Road,
Richmond, V6W 1H3
email info@vanquaich.com

 Programme

Whisky tasting: 7:30 pm
Casual attire
Quaich Members: $65
Non-members: $75

(Payment must be received by cheque or cash in advance of the event)

 The Companions of The Quaich is a non-profit society dedicated to sharing knowledge and enjoyment of Single Malt Whisky.

A ‘Quaich’ is the traditional Scots drinking vessel for whisky.The name comes from the Gaelic ‘cuach’ which means ‘cup’.

www.vanquiach.com

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Exclusive Abbey Whisky Gift Sets at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

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Abbey Whisky Glass Gift Sets

A selection of our own label malts now available in these charming 10cl bottles, complete with Abbey Whisky tasting glass. These unique whisky gift sets are ideal for anniversaries, birthdays or weddings. The pocket sized bottle fits snugly into most sporrans!

Abbey Whisky 50 Year Old / Glass Gift Set

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This 50 year old single malt whisky from Speyside is the oldest and rarest in ‘The Secret Casks’ series. To think this whisky has been slumbering in casks for as long as 50 years is truly amazing, the involvement of the flavours combined, produce a stunning dram.

£67.50 (£56.25 ex vat)

Click here to buy Abbey Whisky 50 Year Old / Glass Gift Set

Abbey Whisky 40 Year Old / Glass Gift Set

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The 40 year old whisky is a stunning example of an aged single malt Scotch whisky. 40 years of age, a dram that has beautiful deep flavours that have not been over powered from the long rest in cask. This is a dram that you just can’t get enough of.

£44.50 (£37.08 ex vat)

Click here to buy Abbey Whisky 40 Year Old / Glass Gift Set

Abbey Whisky 30 Year Old / Glass Gift Set

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This beautiful 30 year old single malt distilled at secret distillery in Speyside is the youngest dram in our Secret Casks Series. Lots of sweet wonderful flavours combined with ripe golden delicious apples. The flavours get deeper and more intense when the dram warms up a little. It’s not in any way over sweetened; it’s perfectly balanced with great complexity. A dram you could nose all day, lovely!

£28.50 (£23.75 ex vat)

Click here to buy Abbey Whisky 30 Year Old / Glass Gift Set

Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old / The Rare Casks

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A wonderful dram (if we do say so ourselves). The natural cask strength of 44% is surprising given its age but once explored it reveals a delicate but perfectly balanced depth of flavour. Warning! This is a very moreish, easy drinking dram that displays all the wonderful characteristics you would expect from a peated Islay malt whisky.

£18.50 (£15.42 ex vat)

Click here to buy Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old / The Rare Casks / Whisky Gift Set

Caperdonich 17 Year Old / The Rare Casks

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This magnificent Caperdonich 17 year old was the 1st release in ‘The Rare Casks’ series by Abbey Whisky. This limited edition release was distilled in 1995 and left to rest for 17 years before being bottled in 2012.

£16.50  (£13.75 ex vat)

Click here to buy Caperdonich 17 Year Old / The Rare Casks/ Whisky Gift Set

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/exclusive-abbey-whisky-gift-sets-at-abbey-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank Society NEWSFLASH “Scottish Field Whisky Bar of the Year Award” – Scotch Whisky News

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NEWSFLASH!!

Greetings Society Members,

Just a quick e-mail to remind you that voting to crown the Ardshiel Hotel winners of the prestigious Scottish Field Whisky Bar of the Year Award closes THIS FRIDAY (4th October). It is a fantastic achievement to make the Top 10 as judged by a panel of whisky experts but now the final vote is down to YOU! It would be a great boost to not only the hotel but for the whole of Campbeltown and surrounding areas.

If you have visited the The Ardshiel I’m sure you will agree that it is genuinely something to behold, with almost 500 different malt whiskies on display (including many rarities and a wide range of Springbank whiskies – past and present) at any one time and getting on for a further 500 in storage. It is a unique collection which is lovingly curated by the owners who are always on hand with expert suggestions and tasting notes to ensure that everyone from the whisky connoisseur to first-time dabbler gets the most out of their visit.

There are two ways that you can vote:

1) Online at www.scottishfield.co.uk/votenow or
2) By emailing your choice to whisky@scottishfield.co.uk

It only takes a few seconds to vote….please please do and please pass this onto anyone else who may consider voting. They are currently sitting in 2nd position…lets get them to number 1 by Friday!

Kind regards from a rainy Campbeltown,

Mairi

Mairi Paterson

For the Springbank Society

To join the Springbank Society please contact them at society@springbankwhisky.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/springbank-society-newsflash-scottish-field-whisky-bar-of-the-year-award-scotch-whisky-news/

GLEN GARIOCH LAUNCHES FIRST VINTAGE MATURED SOLELY IN SHERRY CASKS – Scotch Whisky News

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GLEN GARIOCH LAUNCHES FIRST VINTAGE MATURED SOLELY IN SHERRY CASKS 

Limited Edition Glen Garioch Vintage 1999

Glen Garioch has released its inaugural expression to be matured solely in Oloroso sherry casks, as part of the Highland distillery’s small batch vintage programme.

Hand selected at the peak of perfection, the Glen Garioch Vintage, distilled in 1999 is non-chill filtered to retain its authentic, full-bodied Highland character.

Handcrafted and matured in sherry casks for 14 years at the Highland Distillery in the heart of the rural village of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, this heart-warming dram captures the essence of Scottish Highland charm. The Oloroso sherry casks have influenced this robust spirit to give the malt its dark, sweet fruit, treacle and maple syrup notes and spicy, syrupy taste.

With just 1,000 cases available globally, the Glen Garioch Vintage 1999 is sure to become a favourite with malt enthusiasts when it hits the shelves of specialist whisky and liquor stores from October.

Rachel Barrie, Master Blender for Morrison Bowmore Distillers, said, “This is a full-bodied malt with exquisite rich fruit, chocolate and toffee notes, which really captures the essence of the Highlands.

“Hand picked and bottled at 56.3% ABV to bring out the rich spicy flavours of the Vintage 1999 really showcases the quality of the spirit produced from this small artisan distillery through our limited edition programme.

“This is an exciting small-batch release that encapsulates the rare find that is Glen Garioch itself and I’m sure will be a favourite with any whisky enthusiast.”

Available from selected specialist retailers from the end of September, Glen Garioch Vintage 1999 is bottled at 56.3% ABV will retail at circa £59.99.

Tasting notes:

Walnut brown in colour, the 1999 Vintage is full-bodied and intensely sherried with a syrupy mouth coating texture. Treacle toffee, chocolate and maple syrup soak into the palate, carrying the tingly warmth of nutmeg and ginger spices, tangy orange marmalade and dates into a long, deep finish of raisins, caramelised toffee and liquorice.

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NOTES –

Product images are available on request Glen Garioch, pronounced Glen Geery, founded in 1797 is one of the oldest remaining distilleries in Scotland The distillery lies on rising ground at the picturesque town of Oldmeldrum, just 17 miles north-west of Aberdeen Glen Garioch was relaunched in October 2010 with a core range of two single malt whiskies – the Glen Garioch 1797 Founder’s Reserve, a non chill-filtered single malt bottled at 48% ABV and the Glen Garioch 12 Year Old, non chill-filtered single malt bottled at 48% ABV after maturing in bourbon and sherry casks.

Glen Garioch is owned by the Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited which also produce Bowmore and Auchentoshan.

Visit www.glengarioch.com for more information.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/glen-garioch-launches-first-vintage-matured-solely-in-sherry-casks-scotch-whisky-news/

Old Ballantruan 10 years

Old Ballantruan is distilled at Tomintoul distillery. This peated version was first launched in 2009 without age statement, and the 10 year old followed in 2012.

 

Old Ballantruan 10 yearsOld Ballantruan 10 yearsOld Ballantruan 10 yo
(50%, OB 2012)

Nose: sweet and a little light, with plenty of oak spices, both soft vanilla and sharp ginger. Sharpish peat as well, the yeasty / leafy kind. Sweet bread. Some hints of banana and vanilla, signs of its youth. Mouth: tangy peat with a very sweet, malty core. Grain biscuits. Liquorice and kippers. Vanilla again. Lots of pepper and ginger. Punchy, young and a little rough. Finish: long, slightly hot and tangy with ginger and grassy notes.

Old Ballantruan 10 is pretty much okay. It’s peaty and rough, kind of a brash youngster. Around € 55.

Score: 82/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/tomintoul/old-ballantruan-10-years/

Port Ellen 29 Year Old 1979 Douglas Laing Old & Rare

Double Barrel 10 Year Old Ardbeg Glenrothes

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, september 27, 2013 07:22:28

Bottelaar: Douglas Laing
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Double Barrel 10 Year Old Ardbeg Glenrothes, Douglas Laing
Kleur: zonlicht
ABV: 46%

Double
Trouble

Douglas Laing bracht enkele jaren geleden de reeks
Double Barrel op de markt, een speciale vatting van twee verschillende single
malts. De combinaties lijken mij op het eerste zicht een beetje vergezocht en
ik vraag me af of ze wel zullen werken. Of wat dacht u van Talisker
Craigellachie, Bowmore Glenallachie, Caol Ila Tamdhu, Ledaig
Bowmore, Mortlach Laphroaig, Laphroaig Macallan. Ik bedoel maar.
Laat ik het eens proberen met deze Ardbeg Glenrothes. Gaat de brute
Ardbeg de zachte Glenrothes niet totaal wegdrukken? Ik hou mijn hart vast.

Euh, nee dus. Hoewel de turf van Ardbeg zeker
prominent is en zich vertaalt in gras, mos en natte aarde, komt de subtiele
Glenrothes al snel tevoorschijn. Butterscotch en vanille, maar ook gist en
graan. En flink wat citroenjus, een beetje zest incluis. Dit valt goed mee.

Euh, ja dus. De aanzet is niet echt krachtig,
maar wel kruidig. Fris met opnieuw flink wat turf. Mooie rokerigheid. Assen en
dovend vreugdevuur. Dit is puur Islay. De citrus en vanille hebben moeite hier
doorheen te priemen. Eens dat lukt, krijg je een redelijke mix met de vanille
en honing. Amandelspijs? Zilt versus zoet. Licht drogend. Beetje streng, wel. De neus deed zoeter
vermoeden.

Het drogende, bittere effect zet zich vooral door
in de lange finish, die me toch een beetje doet grimassen.

Op de neus was het nog een feest, maar op het
palate en zeker in de astringente finish vind ik de combinatie toch minder
geslaagd. Leuk experiment, maar weinig meer.

82/100

Geproefd
door Mark Dermul op 30-06-2013
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

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Whisky Wednesday Reviews Mackmyra First Edition – Swedish Whisky News

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UK vlogger Joe Ellis a.k.a Whisky Wednesday reviews Mackmyra First Edition.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/whisky-wednesday-reviews-mackmyra-first-edition-swedish-whisky-news/

Ralfy’s Charity Auction – Scotch Whisky News

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www.ralfy.com special whisky bottle at auction with www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com with all proceeds going to the Lonan Gentleman’s Fellowship, 2012 Bonneville World Record holders with over 200 mph on a 500cc motorbike, and in 2014 they will return for the Bonneville Centenary and hope to set more World Records… with our help!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/ralfys-charity-auction-scotch-whisky-news/

New Single Malt Scotch Arrivals At The Park Avenue Liquor New York – Whisky News

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New Single Malt Scotch Arrivals At The Park Avenue Liquor Shop.

As the Fall season approaches, new releases from the whisky world will begin appearing on our shelves. Park Ave will try to keep you up to date as they arrive. In the meantime, here are some great bottles to get excited about, as the countdown to WhiskyFest begins.

First, we’d like to tell you about a Special bottle for a Special cause.

Cheers,

Jonathan Eric

Park Avenue Liquor Shop

292 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017

info@parkaveliquor.com

www.parkaveliquor.com

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The Unity Bottle.

Recently, Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Since being given this diagnosis, Parker is using his Bourbon legacy to bring awareness to the disease, including a special Parker’s Heritage Collection “Promise of Hope” release and a one-of-kind, exclusive bottling.

This exclusive bottling, entitled “Unity”, is a one-of-kind, never-before-done bottling, where the seven Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries have come together to marry their Bourbon into one. There exists within the Bourbon industry a very unique brotherhood among Master Distillers. So, when Parker was diagnosed with ALS, it was natural for him to reach out to this brotherhood and ask for their help. Immediately, he received an overwhelming positive response and some specially selected Bourbon from each.

The result is Master Distillers’ Unity…a skillfully crafted blend of seven Bourbon mashbills bottled unprocessed and unfiltered at 100 proof. It marks the first and only time that these distilleries have come together to produce a united product. Two elegant crystal decanters with silver closures of this rare Bourbon will be offered at the Bonham’s Whisky, Cognac and Rare Spirits auction in New York City on October 13th. These two decanters are enclosed in a specially designed wooden chest, which bears the signatures of all the participating Master Distillers.

All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Parker Beam Promise of Hope, established to raise money for research and patient care by The ALS Association in honor of the 6th Generation Master Distiller. The Park Avenue Liquor Shop asks you to please click on the bottle and take a look.

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Kilkerran: “Work in Progress 5″ ~ Sherry Wood

The following notes are from the Kilkerran distillery.

“Released in 2013. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide. Nose: Who’s chocolate orange is this? Dark chocolate, marzipan, honey covered dates and strawberries build up to a very rich and sweet ginger preserve. A very complex nose that doesn’t stop developing in the glass. Palate: The honey covered dates return on the palate mixed with sultanas and black treacle fudge. This dram is as wholesome and tasty as a warm, toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel with real butter melting on top. Finish: Medium, well balanced and round finish, presence of dark chocolate but surprisingly no evidence of peat.”

Our Price: $70/btl

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Kilkerran: “Work in Progress 5″ ~ Bourbon Wood

The following notes are from the Kilkerran distillery.

“Released in 2013. Only 9000 bottles available worldwide. Nose: This is evidently a Campbeltown dram. The waxy, lightly smoky nose with hints of leather gives away the origin of this dram. Rich and creamy with hints of American cream soda, apricots, dark fruit and linseed. Palate: Just like previous WIPs the tangy orange and citrus marmalade notes remains. A little bit sweeter than previous WIP releases, with clear presence of apricot jam. There is a great weight of Campbeltown sea air present. Very smooth and fruity. Finish: Fresh, sweet yet dry finish.

Our Price: $70/btl

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Laphroaig: Cairdeas ~ Port Wood Edition
Please note: This Laphroaig release is in very limited supply.

“Each year, Laphroaig Master Distiller, John Campbell handcrafts a limited edition malt to celebrate friendship or in Gaelic – ‘Cairdeas’. The 2013 expression has enjoyed double maturation in bourbon and port wood casks to create an exceptional balance of Laphroaig’s signature peat flavor with tangy citrus fruits and a floral finish. Like any ‘friendship’, each blend of Cairdeas is completely unique and is meant to be savored”. – Laphroaig Distillery

“Nose: A wisp of Laphroaig smoke is hiding amongst sliced blood oranges, grapefruit, raspberry bushes and a hint of pot pourri. Clotted cream and lemon zest develop. Palate: Blackcurrants and sweet marmalade with more savoury pepper notes. Finish: Fruity and drying.” – Master of Malt

Our Price: $85/btl

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Tullibardine: Sovereign

Adorned with golden detailing, Tullibardine Sovereign is a delicious creamy single malt which was aged in first-fill bourbon barrels before bottling. Expect plenty of vanilla and spice from this Highland Dram.
Tasting Notes by Master of Malt
Nose: Soft vanilla and cocoa butter on the nose. White chocolate, allspice and charred oak.
Palate: A little mixed peel with notes of pear cider, allspice and creamy chocolate. A core of rich malt with hints of maple syrup.
Finish: Spiced, creamy finish. Plenty of vanilla and cinnamon.
Overall: A creamy whisky from some truly delicious casks!

Our Price: $45/btl

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Tullibardine: 228 Burgundy Finish

“Barrels, or ‘Pieces’ as they are called in Burgundy, vary in volume from one region to another, because of tradition and the local history of winemaking. In Burgundy a ‘piece’ holds 228 liters. After a long maturation in ex-bourbon oak casks,the Tullibardine 228 Burgindy Finish was re-casked into 228 liter Burgundy barrels from the world famous Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet. This Highland dram is a delightful ruby color and has flavors of vanilla and light chocolate. It has a warming creamy richness with hints of summer fruit.”

Our Price: $63/btl

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Tullibardine: 500 Sherry Finish

“Sherry casks come in various sizes. A hogshead contains 250 liters, while a ‘butt’ holds 500 liters. After a long maturation in ex bourbon casks, the Tullibardine 500 Sherry Finish was re-casked into 500 liter Sherry butts for a further period of maturation. The result is an intense dark rich brown whisky with hints of toffee and apples. There is an edge of of cereal notes and on the palate you’ll experience more toffee followed by vanilla, dates and spice.”

Our Price: $63/btl

Due to our ever-changing inventory, we cannot guarantee bottle availability. Prices can change without notice. Not responsible for typographical errors. Please contact the store with any questions you might have.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2013/10/new-single-malt-scotch-arrivals-at-the-park-avenue-liquor-new-york-whisky-news/

The 20th Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza – Scotch Whisky News

Fall 2013 Invitation

Ladies and Gentlemen are cordially invited to enjoy a connoisseur’s evening featuring rare exceptional single malt, Scotch and unique whiskies from around the world. The evening includes a delicious dinner buffet as well as a selection of premium imported cigars for our guests’ later enjoyment. The Single Malt Scotch Whisky Extravaganza brings the discerning enthusiast the opportunity to sample the participating whiskies in a sophisticated and elegant environment with genuine camaraderie and knowledgeable representatives from each participating distillery.Whisky Intelligence readers receive a discount on tickets; please use the promotional code “WHISKYINT2013″. (Tickets are normally $150.00 each but WI readers pay only $135.00 each when you use the promotional code. You can purchase tickets directly from the website via the link below or call us at 800.990.1991.

http://www.smwsa.com/shop/shop-events/

Put “WHISKYINT2013″ in the promotional code box to receive the members’ price for your ticket(s).

All events from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Registration begins at 7:00pm. Business casual, Jackets preferred. No denim or athletic attire

Fall 2013 Schedule

CHICAGO THURSDAY OCTOBER 3, 2013 THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO
65 WEST JACKSON BOULEVARD CHICAGO, IL 60604

Jackets Required (No Denim or Athletic Attire)

WASHINGTON, DC WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2013 JW MARRIOTT HOTEL
1331 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW WASHINGTON, DC 20004

PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2013 THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA
140 SOUTH BROAD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19102

Jackets Required (No Denim or Athletic Attire)

SEATTLE FRIDAY  NOVEMBER 8, 2013 THE RAINIER CLUB
820 FOURTH AVENUE SEATTLE, WA 98104

Business Casual (No Denim or Athletic Attire)

LOS ANGELES FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2013 LOEWS SANTA MONICA BEACH HOTEL
1700 OCEAN AVENUE SANTA MONICA, CA 90401

BOSTON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2013 THE TAJ BOSTON
15 ARLINGTON STREET BOSTON, MA 02116

FORT LAUDERDALE THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 2013 THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL CASINO
1 SEMINOLE WAY HOLLYWOOD, FL 33314

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