Paul John Brilliance

John Distilleries

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John Distilleries PVT

110 Pantharapalya

Mysore Road, Bangalore

560 039

India

Christmas Special

Goa

Paul P. John, zoon van de eigenaar van een groot aantal plantages in India, richtte National Distilliers op in 1992 als onderdeel van het spiritsbedrijf van zijn vader (National Wines). In 1995 lanceerde hij Original Choice Deluxe Whisky (na enkele rechtzaken tegen concurrenten in India) en wijzigde de naam van het bedrijf naar John Distillers. Vandaag de dag worden meer dan 10 miljoen cases verkocht van deze whisky, allemaal in India zelf!

Naast deze whisky produceren zij ook de blends Grand Duke, Black Pelican en Roulette, Mont Castlé brandy, Big Banyan en Apersand wijn, een versterkte wijn die naar de naam Goana luistert, maar deze dranken komen amper tot over de landsgrenzen. Hoewel het hoofdkantoor van John Distillers in Bangalore staat, bevindt de distileerderij zich in Goa. Ze beschikt over één wash en één spirit still, samen goed voor een dagelijkse productie van 3.000 liter. Rijping vindt plaats in een ondergrondse kelder, die voorzien is van klimaatcontrole en airconditioning. Zo’n 10.000 bourbonvaten liggen hier opgeslagen.

Single Cask 161

Pas in 2008 besloot John Distillers om single malt te gaan produceren en kiest hiervoor locale ingrediënten. De Master Blender, Michael John (geen familie), moest instaan voor de kwaliteit. Hun eerste release, op 4 oktober 2012 in London, was een single cask 161. Later dat jaar werd ook vat 163 gebotteld op een ABV van 57%. Als u weet dat de spirit op vat gaat op 55% (minder dus dan de standaard die in Schotland gebruikt wordt), verbaast het misschien dat het ABV omhoog gaat, maar dat heeft alles te maken met het moessonklimaat in Goa, waar temperaturen van 35° geen uitzondering zijn, terwijl het ’s nachts dikwijls rond de 20° blijft.

Ook het angels’ share, dat in Schotland zo rond de 2% per jaar ligt, loopt in Goa op tot 10 à 12%. Na drie jaar rijping blijft er in een hogshead amper 150 flessen over. Daar staat natuurlijk tegenover dat rijping veel sneller verloopt, waardoor deze Indische whisky na 4 à 5 jaar dezelfde ontwikkeling doormaakt dan een Scotch van 12 à 15 jaar.

Range

De range bestaat momenteel uit vier verschillende single malts: Brilliance en Edited op 46%, Classic en Peated op vatsterkte. En natuurlijk de eerder genoemde single cask (ondertussen is ook vat 164 gebotteld).

Bedoeling is om in de toekomst ook enkele single casks en ook speciale releases te lanceren.

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Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review 463 – Scotch Whisky News

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review 463 – Scotch Whisky News

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www.ralfy.com has a North-of-Islay moment with Whisky Review 463 – Jura Superstition @ 43% vol:

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Federal Boston “Joe’s Father’s Day Scotch Selections” – Scotch Whisky News

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Joe’s Father’s Day Scotch Selections

 Federal Boston

Like the idea of a bottle of scotch or other spirit but don’t see anything that feels just right?  I’d love to help you find the perfect gift. The most important thing is just to tell your father that you love him and appreciate all that he has done. But a bottle of whisky is nice to receive in addition. 

Glenmorangie  Original Nose: The scent of citrus and ripening peaches is softened by the aroma of vanilla. Palate: First, vanilla is detected on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness. Finish: About a minute after tasting, you are left with a clean and salving aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.  Regularly $44.99 On Sale $37.99 

Gordon Macphail Glenturrett 11 Y.O.  46% Glenturret is one of the main components of Famous Grouse and is also a big visitor destination for tourists and scotch fans. Nose: Sweet toffee notes, with a freshness present and a citrus edge. Some vanilla with a touch of mixed  spices becoming apparent. Taste: Delicate rum and raisin notes, with a touch of marzipan / almonds. Some festive spices emerge – cinnamon. With a tropical fruit edge. Finish: A lasting finish, very pleasant.

Regularly $69.99 On Sale $62.99 

 Balvenie 15 Y.O. Single Barrel Sherry Cask : This is a new product and was very tough just to get a few bottles. This is a full term sherry cask matured. Notes: Dried Fruits are overlaid with a gentile nuttiness, leading to a long and sherried finish. 

$119.99 NET  (ONLY 5 Bottles) 

Gordon MacPhail Mortlach 21 Y.O. 43%  Nose: Sultanas, a hint of vanilla and sherry. Palate: Hints of black pepper and nuts. A fruitiness also emerges. With water: Very creamy with a distinct cocoa element. A very slight presence of aniseed. Mouth coating.

We have turned many people on to this wonderful bottle. Now many of them only want a MORTY. You really should try this – you’ll taste why.

Regularly $174.99 On Sale $159.99

Please pass this on to any friends who are whisk(e)y enthusiasts! 

Joe Howell

Federal Wine Spirits

Phone: (617) 367-8605

Web: http://www.federalwine.com/

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Loch Fyne Whiskies ‘Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 – Tasting Review’ – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Tasting Review

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 – Tasting Review Last week we re-visited last year’s, 2013, expression of the Kilchoman Machir Bay. With each year the small Islay distillery continues the journey of this fantastic single malt by releasing a new bottling. Today we are blessed to be sat with this year’s bottling, the Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014.

To re-cap, Kilchoman’s Machir Bay, the distilleries core expression, was first launched in 2012. The single malt from the small farm distillery created a huge buzz amongst the whisky community and went on to win the prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Medal – Best in Class. Since then, the distillery has released a new bottling every year, allowing fans to accompany this single malt through its aging process.

In last week’s tasting review I compared the 2012, one of my favourite whiskies of that year, to the 2013 bottling. Despite the 2013 still maintain a strong character; my preference still sided with the highly revered 2012. So how will the 2014 fare?

The Machir Bay 2014 is a vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry butts 46%ABV. According to John MacLellan, Distillery Manager at Kilchoman, the sherry butts give the whisky a desired taste that has proven to be this drams unique selling point.

The team at Kilchoman aim for Machir Bay to be the distilleries flagship product, hoping that it will become a staple choice amongst whisky connoisseurs around the world.

Anthony Wills, Managaing Director at Kilchoman, says; “it is important that we are able to offer our distribution partners a consistently available product while also offering Kilchoman followers the opportunity to enjoy the development of our spirit”

John MacLellan, added; “We are delighted that each release of Machir Bay shows a little more cask maturation than the previous one….the 2014 is no exception”

So yet again I sit with Kilchoman’s prized whisky, the Machir Bay. But how will the 2014 compare to its younger siblings?

On the nose is a summery mixture of fruit, heavily leaning towards a more dominant citrus kick. The classic character of Islay peat is also heavily present which balances well with a slight vanilla aroma.

On the palate again those fruits dominate whilst the vanilla deepens bring forward a welcomed sweetness; possibly gifted to the dram by those oloroso sherry butts.

As with the 2012 and the 2013 Machir Bay, the finish is long and lingering; less harsh than the 2013. Overall the Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 is another positive step towards something truly remarkable and again displays this small, farm distilleries talent for distilling superb whisky. The 2014, is for me more well balanced and shows more clearly the development of character that has taken place than that of the 2013.

It’s hard to say, without a dram of 2012 sitting before, me whether the 2014 is indeed more favourable; after all the 2012 left a big impression on me. But what is clear, is that the Machir Bay 2014 is a truly sublime dram and is just a glimpse of the superiority we can expect to see from this distillery in coming years. Discover the Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 for yourself today!

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Father’s Dram Ideas From The Whisky Lounge – Whisky News

Hope all is good with you as we bask in the early summer sunshine here in the UK.

In a totally un-cynical attempt to cash-in on another annual non-event (I can say this as I’m a father too!), we have a number of things that might tickle your father’s fancy, or tastebuds. Forget the usual aftershave, CDs and power tools – give him something that he will actually like and thank you for!

So here are our ideas for you and dad…

WHISKY SCHOOLS

The perfect day out for dad!
For a whole day (from 10am to 4pm) your dad (or you!) can learn all the basics of whisky production and what it all means.

There are ‘modules’ on world whiskies, styles and regions of Scotland, wood maturation and even a chance to blend your own whisky and take a miniature home with you. Plus the small matter of over 25 whiskies to sample…

We have schools happening in Newcastle, Manchester, York, Harrogate and London – click here or on the banner for more info on dates and prices. Ticket price also includes a lovely 2-course lunch at the venue.

Our summer tasting series is an extremely exciting one, with a fantastic line-up of 6 single cask, cask-strength single malts from this fabulous bottler. If you (and dad, obviously) like your whiskies pure and profound, then this is the one for you. You will be tasting a range of styles and with the minimum age of whiskies being 18 years old – this is a real rare treat indeed.

DATES VENUES

LONDON            Wednesday 2nd July       The Red Lion, Crown Passage, 7pm
BRIGHTON         Thursday 3rd July           Hilton Metropole, Kings Road, 7pm
LEEDS                Wednesday 9th July       The Cross Keys, Water Lane, 7pm
LIVERPOOL       Wednesday 9th July        Jenny’s Bar, Fenwick St., 7pm
NEWCASTLE     Friday 11th July               Blackfriars, Friar St., 7pm
MANCHESTER  Friday 11th July               Britons Protection, Gt. B’Water St., 7pm
YORK                 Saturday 12th July           Brigantes, Micklegate, 7pm
SHEFFIELD       Tuesday 15th July            Sheffield Tap, Platform 1B, S’field Station

LIVERPOOL, YORKSHIRE MANCHESTER

We have all of these events up and running on the website and as always, they are the must-do whisky events in their areas. What better than to wile an afternoon away amongst the great and good of the industry whilst tasting some truly fabulous whiskies.

Early-birds are still available on Liverpool and Yorkshire (2 for £50), whilst full-day and half day tickets are also available for Manchester…

LIVERPOOL WHISKY FESTIVAL       Sat. 6th September   The Crypts, Met Cathedral
YORKSHIRE WHISKY FESTIVAL      Sat. 13th September  York Racecourse
MANCHESTER WHISKY FESTIVAL  Sat. 25th October      Bridgewater Hall

If you catch us quick, we may even be able to email you a PDF ticket of the relevant event that you can print and trim to pop in a card of your choice!

I think that’ll do it for now but look out for more news in the coming weeks, plus write-ups of our trip to the Islay Festival last month and recent tasting series.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter – @thewhiskylounge – and like and share our Facebook page to keep bang up to date with the latest news about our events and more.

We look forward to seeing you over a dram or two soon.

Sláinte!

Eddie
Team Whisky Lounge

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Glen Grant the Major’s Reserve – Scotch Whisky News

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Glen Grant the Major’s Reserve 

Show the man in your life how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day, with a Glen Grant gift pack featuring a bottle of Glen Grant the Major’s Reserve and two whisky tumblers, presented in a beautifully designed box. 

Inspired by James ‘The Major’ Grant, this easy drinking single malt is the freshest and lightest of the Glen Grant range.  Creamy and fruity on the palate, it has a slightly dry, nutty finish and is the perfect introduction to single malts for those who are moving across from blended whiskies. 

James ‘The Major’ Grant, was just 25 when he took over the distillery and was renowned for being a legendary innovator, socialiser and traveller. In 1931, Major Grant – the last of the Grants- died, leaving behind his three daughters and one of the most famous distilleries in the world. Douglas MacKessack, his grandson, was his successor. 

Served neat, on the rocks or in your cocktail of choice, celebrate Father’s Day with a whisky that was inspired by a truly great man and father. 

Recommended retail selling price: R219.99 

For more information on Glen Grant, please visit http://www.glengrant.com/

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John Distilleries

John Distilleries

DistilleerderijenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, juni 13, 2014 20:07:37

John Distilleries PVT

110 Pantharapalya

Mysore Road, Bangalore

560 039

India

Christmas Special

Goa

Paul P. John, zoon van de eigenaar van een groot aantal plantages in India, richtte National Distilliers op in 1992 als onderdeel van het spiritsbedrijf van zijn vader (National Wines). In 1995 lanceerde hij Original Choice Deluxe Whisky (na enkele rechtzaken tegen concurrenten in India) en wijzigde de naam van het bedrijf naar John Distillers. Vandaag de dag worden meer dan 10 miljoen cases verkocht van deze whisky, allemaal in India zelf!

Naast deze whisky produceren zij ook de blends Grand Duke, Black Pelican en Roulette, Mont Castlé brandy, Big Banyan en Apersand wijn, een versterkte wijn die naar de naam Goana luistert, maar deze dranken komen amper tot over de landsgrenzen. Hoewel het hoofdkantoor van John Distillers in Bangalore staat, bevindt de distileerderij zich in Goa. Ze beschikt over één wash en één spirit still, samen goed voor een dagelijkse productie van 3.000 liter. Rijping vindt plaats in een ondergrondse kelder, die voorzien is van klimaatcontrole en airconditioning. Zo’n 10.000 bourbonvaten liggen hier opgeslagen.

Single Cask 161

Pas in 2008 besloot John Distillers om single malt te gaan produceren en kiest hiervoor locale ingrediënten. De Master Blender, Michael John (geen familie), moest instaan voor de kwaliteit. Hun eerste release, op 4 oktober 2012 in London, was een single cask 161. Later dat jaar werd ook vat 163 gebotteld op een ABV van 57%. Als u weet dat de spirit op vat gaat op 55% (minder dus dan de standaard die in Schotland gebruikt wordt), verbaast het misschien dat het ABV omhoog gaat, maar dat heeft alles te maken met het moessonklimaat in Goa, waar temperaturen van 35° geen uitzondering zijn, terwijl het ’s nachts dikwijls rond de 20° blijft.

Ook het angels’ share, dat in Schotland zo rond de 2% per jaar ligt, loopt in Goa op tot 10 à 12%. Na drie jaar rijping blijft er in een hogshead amper 150 flessen over. Daar staat natuurlijk tegenover dat rijping veel sneller verloopt, waardoor deze Indische whisky na 4 à 5 jaar dezelfde ontwikkeling doormaakt dan een Scotch van 12 à 15 jaar.

Range

De range bestaat momenteel uit vier verschillende single malts: Brilliance en Edited op 46%, Classic en Peated op vatsterkte. En natuurlijk de eerder genoemde single cask (ondertussen is ook vat 164 gebotteld).

Bedoeling is om in de toekomst ook enkele single casks en ook speciale releases te lanceren.

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Paul John Classic

John Distilleries

DistilleerderijenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, juni 13, 2014 20:07:37

John Distilleries PVT

110 Pantharapalya

Mysore Road, Bangalore

560 039

India

Christmas Special

Goa

Paul P. John, zoon van de eigenaar van een groot aantal plantages in India, richtte National Distilliers op in 1992 als onderdeel van het spiritsbedrijf van zijn vader (National Wines). In 1995 lanceerde hij Original Choice Deluxe Whisky (na enkele rechtzaken tegen concurrenten in India) en wijzigde de naam van het bedrijf naar John Distillers. Vandaag de dag worden meer dan 10 miljoen cases verkocht van deze whisky, allemaal in India zelf!

Naast deze whisky produceren zij ook de blends Grand Duke, Black Pelican en Roulette, Mont Castlé brandy, Big Banyan en Apersand wijn, een versterkte wijn die naar de naam Goana luistert, maar deze dranken komen amper tot over de landsgrenzen. Hoewel het hoofdkantoor van John Distillers in Bangalore staat, bevindt de distileerderij zich in Goa. Ze beschikt over één wash en één spirit still, samen goed voor een dagelijkse productie van 3.000 liter. Rijping vindt plaats in een ondergrondse kelder, die voorzien is van klimaatcontrole en airconditioning. Zo’n 10.000 bourbonvaten liggen hier opgeslagen.

Single Cask 161

Pas in 2008 besloot John Distillers om single malt te gaan produceren en kiest hiervoor locale ingrediënten. De Master Blender, Michael John (geen familie), moest instaan voor de kwaliteit. Hun eerste release, op 4 oktober 2012 in London, was een single cask 161. Later dat jaar werd ook vat 163 gebotteld op een ABV van 57%. Als u weet dat de spirit op vat gaat op 55% (minder dus dan de standaard die in Schotland gebruikt wordt), verbaast het misschien dat het ABV omhoog gaat, maar dat heeft alles te maken met het moessonklimaat in Goa, waar temperaturen van 35° geen uitzondering zijn, terwijl het ’s nachts dikwijls rond de 20° blijft.

Ook het angels’ share, dat in Schotland zo rond de 2% per jaar ligt, loopt in Goa op tot 10 à 12%. Na drie jaar rijping blijft er in een hogshead amper 150 flessen over. Daar staat natuurlijk tegenover dat rijping veel sneller verloopt, waardoor deze Indische whisky na 4 à 5 jaar dezelfde ontwikkeling doormaakt dan een Scotch van 12 à 15 jaar.

Range

De range bestaat momenteel uit vier verschillende single malts: Brilliance en Edited op 46%, Classic en Peated op vatsterkte. En natuurlijk de eerder genoemde single cask (ondertussen is ook vat 164 gebotteld).

Bedoeling is om in de toekomst ook enkele single casks en ook speciale releases te lanceren.

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Kensington Malt Messenger Bulletin – New Whiskies, Surprising Returns and Great Events – Whisky News

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks since the last Malt Messenger Bulletin. The Ardbeg Day events were a great success, and the first tasting of the Ardbeg Auriverdes was very well received. Nearly 100 bottles have been pre-ordered, and it’s not too late to reserve one for yourself! They are expected to be in store later in the month.

Speaking of Ardbeg, I was very surprised to learn that a small amount of the Ardbeg Galileo was re-released in Alberta. We managed to get our hands on a few cases and don’t expect it to last long. The Galileo was released to celebrate the first whisky in space, sent up on a rocket to the International Space Station. You can read more on the Ardbeg Galileo below!

We also received some exciting news! The Kensington Wine Market was named the Best Wine Store and 3rd Best Liquor Store in FFWD’s 2014 Best of Calgary. Thank you to all our wonderful friends, partners and customers for your patronage and votes! You can find the full list of winners here!

(This note arrived after the event commenced- WI) The store is going to be a busy place tonight with our Spring Single Malt Festival. 115 whiskies and 100 guests! We’re showcasing some old favourites and a number of new whiskies. Most of our new Japanese whiskies and those from Cadenhead have come in just in time for the event. If you missed out on tickets for the Festival (it sold out 2 months in advance) you can pop in to the store on Friday or Saturday for an opportunity to sample many of the whiskies that were poured!

We have two more great events coming up in the days ahead. Tomorrow night (Now tonight!) we have the Glendronach Batch 9 Dinner at Buchanan’s Chop House ($160). The dinner will feature nine rare single cask vintage Glendronachs from 1971-1995 paired with a 3 course meal. And then on Tuesday there is our Ancient Malts 4 Decades tasting ($200), an opportunity to sample 7 very special whiskies from 30 to 70 years of age. More details on both of these great events can be found below!

We have a number of really hot whiskies in our store right now, including our new Berry’s Own Aberlour 1994 single cask which is already 1/4 sold, and we’ve only had it for 2 weeks! As a matter of fact it is sold out in store right now, but don’t fret, there’s more on the way! Our Duncan Taylor Octaves are also doing nicely. We sold 8 bottles of the Deanston 1994 KWM Octave after last night’s tasting alone! Only 24 bottles left… Another one which is selling briskly is the Brora 35 Year. It is a stunning dram, and flying off our shelves.

I hope you enjoy this Malt Messenger Bulletin, and I hope we’ll see you in store soon to share a dram and check out some of our exciting new offerings.

Slainte!

Andrew Ferguson
Kensington Wine Market

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Thank You Calgary

For voting us Calgary’s Best Wine Store and 3rd Best Liquor Store!

Glendronach Batch 9 Dinner Tonight

9 Vintage Glendronachs from 1995 – 1972 @ Buchanan’s Chop House – $160

Glendronach’s reputation has been soaring since it was bought by BenRiach Distillery Co. in 2008. They revitalized the product line, invested in casks and started a tradition of releasing batches of vintage single cask whiskies. These batches have been very successful since they first began trickling into KWM 4-5 years ago. In some cases as few as one or two cases of each vintage find their way to Canada, and KWM is the only store to always get at least one case of each one. A case in the whisky world is just six bottles and that doesn’t go very far, so we try to set aside one of each for a tasting, and that’s what this dinner is all about. We’ll be sampling whiskies from 19 to 41 years of age, carefully paired with a 3 course meal at Buchanans.

Click Here for more details or to register. Alternatively call 403-283-8000.

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Ancient Malts 4 Decades Edition

A very special tasting featuring 7 whiskies, four of them more than 40 years of age…and one of them is 60 years old!

Our very special Ancient Malts tasting will feature seven whiskies ranging from 30 to 60 years of age. The 60 year old is part of a trilogy of whiskies, 40, 50 and 60 years of age from a “Secret Distillery” (see photo in the right column), the bottler can’t tell you where they were produced, but we are under no such constraints… You’ll just have to come to the tasting to find out more! We will feature 4 whiskies from the same distillery at 30, 40, 50 and 60 years of age. We will also be featuring a very special and very tropical 41 year old Glenfiddich bottled by Cadenhead, and exclusive to KWM in Canada. Only 6 spaces are left!

Click Here for more details or to register. Alternatively call 403-283-8000.

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Finally, Some New Whiskies from Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich Scottish Barley, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley, Bruichladdich Black Art 4 Octomore 6.1

In the last year and a half Bruichladdich was bought by Remy Martin, and in Canada representation was taken over by Remy’s Canadian importer. It is not surprising that there was a hiccup in getting the new products here. Well after 9 months of waiting I can confirm that 4 new Bruichladdichs are due in to KWM next week! Here are the details:

1. Bruichladdich Scottish Barley – 50% – From the Distillery:Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Lochindaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality our ingredients. – $60.99
2. Port Charlotte Scottish Barley – 50% – From the Distillery: “This whisky is testament to our belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% Scottish Barley the spirit gently matures in the lochside village of Port Charlotte before being bottled here at the distillery using Islay spring water.” – $60.99
3. Bruichladdich Black Art IV – 49.2% – From the Distillery:”
Working with the very finest American and French oak to explore that most esoteric relationship between spirit and wood, Black Art is Master Distiller Jim McEwan’s personal voyage into the heart of Bruichladdich.” – $174.99
4. Octomore 6.1 – 57% – From the Distillery:”The world’s most heavily peated whisky, this is the sixth edition of the uber-experimental cult Octomore. Titanic amounts of peat but with a light, delicate complexity and a beguiling finesse. Young, yet eminently mature, it defies us. It remains an enigma. We embrace that. Here, we pay tribute to its pedigree, to the land from which it came and the raw materials that gave it life: Octomore Scottish Barley. We believe challenging convention matters.” – $131.99

We are taking pre-orders on all these bottles, the Black Art and Octomore likely won’t last long!

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Another Chance at Some Rare Old Macallans

25 Year Sherry Oak 30 Year Fine Oak

We haven’t seen either of these in a while, and we have just a couple of both! First come first serve on these two iconic drams. Shudder to think at the price on them the next time we see them!
1. Macallan 25 Year Sherry Oak – 43% – From the Distiller: “Nose: Citrus, balanced with cinnamon, sherry and wood smoke. Palate: Full and rich with dried fruits and wood smoke. Finish: Long with dried fruits, wood smoke and spice. – $949.99
2. Macallan 30 Year Fine Oak – 43% – From the Distiller: “Nose: Rich, exotic, heady and aromatic, orange. Palate: Intense, macadamia nut and vanilla with a hint of sandalwood and black cherry. Finish: Soft, silky and extremely elegant. – $1249.99

Only 2 of each available at this time. Send me an email or call 403-283-8000 to order!

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Ardbeg Galileo is Back!

But only for a very limited time…

A limited Ardbeg 11 Year old distilled in 1999, and released to celebrate the first whisky sent into space! Bottled in 2012 after maturing in Bourbon and Marsala cask, it is 49%. This whisky sold out very quickly in the Fall of 2012, and we were thrilled to get some back. Only 30 bottles left, they won’t last long!

Ardbeg Galileo – 49% – 11 Year – 1999 – My Tasting Note: Nose: surprisingly mellow for Ardbeg (but not Blasda mellow), lots of barley sugar, biscuitty peat, chocolate orange and candied coated fennel; very fruity with raisins and figs, ripe oranges and grape fruits, and mixed berries; Palate: creamy, earthy, peaty, sweet and spicy all at once; the citrus fruits, creamy vanilla and chocolate are all there but loosely buried under the surging peat and barley; more candied fennel along with oily-heathery-peat; Finish: drying, peaty and still sweet showing more chocolate, fennel and orange and lime peels; Comments: this whisky will take off like a rocket! – $119.99

Please send me an email or call the store 403-283-8000 to order!

Lots of Great New Whiskies in Store.

It’s time you dropped in again!

More than 30 new whiskies have come in to the store in the last couple of weeks, most of them exclusive. We have 13 new exclusive whiskies from Cadenhead, 10 of which will be sampled at our Spring Single Malt Festival tonight. We have also received the first of more than a dozen Japanese whiskies, most of them exclusive, with a few more to trickle in over the next couple of weeks. There are also new single casks from Berry’s Own Selection, and Aberlour 1994, bottled exclusively for KWM ($139.99) and a Linkwood 1993 bottled for the Companions of the Quaich ($124.99). Many of these whiskies will feature in the next Malt Messenger. In the meantime, you may want to pop in and have a look around!

Ferguson Whisky Tours

Islay September 7-13 2014 or Kentucky October 5-10 2014

Only 2 spots left for Islay in September!
Interested in joining me on one of my fantastic whisky adventures? It’s too late to join me in Speyside this May, but not too late to take part in my Islay and Kentucky Tours, departing in September and October respectively. More details on these tours will be available on my website in the coming weeks. www.fergusonwhiskytours.com

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If you have any whisky questions or comments concerning The Malt Messenger please contact me by e-mail, phone, or drop by the store.

All of the products mentioned in THE MALT MESSENGER can be purchased in store, over the phone or from our website at www.kensingtonwinemarket.com. All prices quoted in the Malt Messenger are subject to change, don’t include GST. In the case of discrepancies in pricing, the price in our in store point of sale will be taken as correct.

Thanks for reading the Malt Messenger.

Slainte!

Andrew Ferguson
Manager Scotchguy
Kensington Wine Market
403-283-8000
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
www.kensingtonwinemarket.com

Owner Opperator
Ferguson’s Whisky Tours
www.fergusonwhiskytours.com
scotchguide@fergusonwhiskytours.com

Kensington Wine Market
403-283-8000

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/06/kensington-malt-messenger-bulletin-new-whiskies-surprising-returns-and-great-events-whisky-news/

Glencadam 1991 (Abbey Whisky)

Abbey Whisky is a Scottish whisky retailer founded in 2008. They focus on rare, collectable and old whisky and they’re also working on two series of own bottlings: The Rare Casks (with limited edition single malts) and The Secret Casks (a trio of undisclosed 30yo, 40yo and 50yo Speyside whiskies).

One of their latest releases is this Glencadam 1991.

 

Glencadam 1991 Abbey WhiskyGlencadam 1991 Abbey WhiskyGlencadam 22 yo 1991
(55,3%, Abbey Whisky ‘The Rare Casks’ 2014, refill bourbon cask, 96 btl.)

Nose: very fruity and aromatic. Lots of meadow flowers. Barley sugars and juicy plums. Frosted cereals, warm vanilla, with hints of marshmallows, but also bright notes like lemon and mint. Waxed oak. Feels slightly older than it actually is, in a good way. Mouth: creamy, still very fruity. A classic ex-bourbon profile, I would say, with Highlands power. Greengages, peaches, plenty of honey. Hints of green banana. Some malty / biscuity notes and a balanced peppery kick from the oak. Subtle bitter ‘sappy’ notes. Finish: quite long, warming and sweetish. Half fruity, half spicy. Some liquorice in the very end.

In a way, this Glencadam is quite discreet yet powerful at the same time, focusing on the quintessential qualities of bourbon-matured Highlands whisky. It has a slightly modern profile, but well succeeded. Around € 95.

Score: 88/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/glencadam/glencadam-1991-abbey-whisky/