Amrut Blackadder Raw Cask Sherry Finish

Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul di, juni 03, 2014 07:23:38

Distilleerderij: Laphroaig
Regio: Schotland (Islay)
Fles: Laphroaig
Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012, 20.000 bts
Kleur: koper
ABV: 51,2%

Tijm en Rozemarijn

Feis Ile is het malt music festival op Islay op
het einde van mei, waar menig liefhebber naartoe trekt om de gelimiteerde
bottelingen te pakken te krijgen. Deze Cairdeas was de festivalbotteling van
Laphroaig in 2012. Cairdeas is Keltisch voor vriendschap. Dat gaat smaken, kan
bijna niet anders. Aan de kleur te zien zit er sherry in de mix. Maar liefst
20.000 flessen werden hiervan gebotteld. Laphroaig heeft dan ook vele vrienden…

De neus kenmerkt zich
minder door het typische rokerige karakter van Laffie, maar offreert vooral een
bijzonder zoete en fruitige neus. Yep, flink wat sherryvaten gingen in deze
release. Limoen, abrikozen, kersen, banaan, houtschaafsel, toffee, ananas op de
grill, karamel, potloodslijpsel, blank hout en nog zoveel meer. Wordt zelfs
halverwege een beetje bourbonny. Een
tikkeltje vreemd, maar zeer lekker. Met een theelepeltje water wordt hij nog
zoeter, als crème brûlée, maar wordt hij ook een pak groener met tuinkruiden
als tijm en rozemarijn. Apart!

De aanzet is licht
drogend en opnieuw is mijn eerste idee dat ik een gerookte bourbon aan de
lippen zet. Wat vreemd! Flink wat tannine, limoen, citroengras en peper. Noten,
ook! Hij wordt wat romiger en minder droog door de toevoeging van een paar
druppels water.

Een droge, rokerige
finish die zeer lang duurt tovert een glimlach op mijn gezicht.

Zeer lekker, ook al
vind ik het heel moeilijk hier een Laphroaig in te herkennen.

86/100

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Just Whisky June Auction Ends Sunday June 15th – Scotch Whisky News

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Just Whisky’s June auction is drawing to a close this weekend. With a great selection of bottles still at bargain prices we’d suggest getting over there to get bidding. All the latest Feis Ile bottles as well as their usual excellent selection of old rare are up for auction.

Catch the action at www.just-whisky.co.uk Auction ends SUNDAY 15th @ 8PM UK time.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/06/just-whisky-june-auction-ends-sunday-june-15th-scotch-whisky-news/

Whiskies of the World “Whisky is Big in Austin, and Whisky is Hot in Atlanta” – Whisky News

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Whisky is Big in Austin, and Whisky is Hot in Atlanta

3nd Whiskies of the World Expo Austin, Texas, is coming back on September 27 to Westin at the Domain.

2nd WoW Atlanta, Georgia to take place on November 8, at Fox Theatre.

Tickets are on Early Bird sale and VIP tickets will sell out.

WoW Austin and Atlanta promise two stupendous evenings of nosing and tasting the world’s finest whiskies, special and limited bottlings during the VIP hour, unique Masterclasses, whisky swag, cigars—all the fun WoW staff, now with a local twist! If you live in Texas or Georgia, you have already made it easy on yourself; for all those non-locals who include Austin or Atlanta on their tourist destination map, now you have both an excuse and an occasion. Take a whisky mini-vacation, and in addition to spirits celebration, enjoy the beautiful scenery, authentic foods, and the atmosphere the beautiful cities have to provide.

 

Hotel Reservations Austin
The Westin at the Domain is offering Whiskies of the World attendees rooms at $159 a night for Sept 26 and 27.
Price includes parking and internet and is valid until Sept. 12.
Use this link to make reservations.
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/Whiskies

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/06/whiskies-of-the-world-whisky-is-big-in-austin-and-whisky-is-hot-in-atlanta-whisky-news/

Whisky Ramblings Via Video #89 – Indian Whisky News

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Whisky Ramblings Via Video #89

Mark Dermul, Belgian Whiskyblogger, tries Amrut! Amrut is a single malt from Bangalore, India. They have won many awards the world over with their standard range as well as their special releases. The Amrut Kadhambam is one of them. Kadhambam, meaning ‘combination’ in Tamil, is their Indian single malt finished on rhum, sherry and brandywine casks. 

http://youtu.be/51tGcIhaDgY

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Kavalan Whisky at K&L California – Taiwanese Whisky News

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  • Kavalan Classic Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky 750ml ($79.99)
    After so much time spent merely reading about the great single malt whiskies from Taiwan’s Kavalan distillery, we can finally get our hands on them here in the states! The first release from Kavalan was their classic single malt expression that uses ex-sherry, ex-Bourbon, and ex-wine casks of between four and four and a half years of age for the marriage. The first thing that strikes you as you taste it is how un-youthful it is. It might as well be a 12 year old malt from the Scottish Highlands, but with an incredible supple-fruited character. The malty character, the stone fruits, the accents of vanilla–they’re all there, round and supple, but there’s something just a bit different going on from the classic Scottish profile. It’s the humid conditions of Kavalan’s warehouse that allows the maturation to take place much faster — and while I’m normally skeptical of such accusations, the proof is in the pudding here. This is real deal whisky from the next big thing. (David Driscoll, KL Spirits Buyer)
  • Kavalan Concertmaster Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky 750ml ($89.99)
    After so much time spent merely reading about the great single malt whiskies from Taiwan’s Kavalan distillery, we can finally get our hands on them here in the states! The Concertmaster is aged in ex-Bourbon casks for the first three years of its maturation, before being transfered to Ruby Port pipes for an additional year of finishing. The integration is flawless and perfectly balanced — there’s enough malty texture from the Bourbon maturation with just enough red-fruited sweetness to round out the edges. It never tastes gimmicky or overdone. It’s somewhere in between the Glenmorangie Quinta Rubin and the Balvenie 21 year. The Concertmaster is less decadent than the Balvenie, but has more chocolate and cocoa flavors than the GlenMo. Lovely. It’s the humid conditions of Kavalan’s warehouse that allows the maturation to take place much faster — and while I’m normally skeptical of such accusations, the proof is in the pudding here. Thi s is real deal whisky from the next big thing. (David Driscoll, KL Spirits Buyer)

KL Wine Merchants
http://www.klwines.com/
Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
Email: wine@klwines.com
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “JUNE OUTTURN: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR” – Scotch Whisky News

JUNE OUTTURN: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

Roll up, roll up! See all the wonders of the Society from far and wide: amazing pairings, the best of the June list, tastings to stir the senses and emergency Fathers’ Day solutions…

All The Fun Of The Pair

37.57 A Rollercoasterboaster!
Flavour: Spicy sweet
More £107.00

48.45 Big, juicy, mouth-watering, fruity sweets
Flavour: Juicy, oak vanilla
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Buy together for £129
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The Thrilling Three

5.37 Lazing on a Sunday afternoon
Flavour: Juicy, oak vanilla
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3.221 Starry, starry night
Flavour: Oily coastal
More £76.00

121.71
Eating the Italian way
Flavour: Spicy sweet
More £48.10

Buy together for £169
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The Big Wheel

10.78 Sing along with Julie Andrews
Flavour: Light delicate
More £49.00

26.101 An autumn feast at springtime
Flavour: Young spritely
More £55.70

35.109 A class act
Flavour: Old dignified
More £116.40

G7.6 Like summer (Grain)
Flavour: Spicy sweet
More £69.80

121.71 Eating the Italian way
Flavour: Spicy sweet
More £48.10

48.45 Big, juicy, mouth-watering, fruity sweets
Flavour: Juicy, oak vanilla
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Buy together for £359
Only 15 left!
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Browse all bottlings

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

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THE FAMOUS GROUSE LEADS INNOVATION AND INVITES CONSUMERS TO ‘BE PART OF SOMETHING FAMOUS’ – Scotch Whisky News

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THE FAMOUS GROUSE LEADS INNOVATION AND INVITES CONSUMERS TO ‘BE PART OF SOMETHING FAMOUS’ 

The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, has demonstrated its continued commitment to innovation as the brand invites consumers to personalise a bottle of their famous whisky with their own treasured photograph. 

The UK’s number one selling whisky recently adopted a new brand ethos – Be Part of Something Famous – borne out of the human truth that people ultimately desire to belong to something bigger. 

Inspiring consumers that Famous Moments Are Worth Sharing, the leading whisky brand has created a microsite (www.makesomeonefamous.com) where purchasers of any 70cl or 1L bottle can go and add a prized moment or favourite photo, absolutely free of charge. This is a significant move for the brand who, for the first time, will allow their beloved Grouse to be removed from personalised bottles and replaced by moments that are special to their consumer. 

Committed to ensuring widespread pick up of the new mechanic, this latest innovation from The Famous Grouse will be supported by a fully integrated campaign. The brand has invested in national press and digital advertising, as well as large scale activation in multiple retailers. 

On top of the brand’s new personalisation mechanic they have also unveiled a new 70cl limited edition gift pack for Father’s Day. The design of the gift carton celebrates the characteristics consumers think fathers are famous for, including The Famous Cyclist, The Famous Moustache and The Famous Bowler. The limited edition gift packs are now available in all major supermarkets with bottles that can also be personalised free of charge by visiting www.makesomeonefamous.com . 

Peter Sandstrom, Marketing Director Maxxium UK, commented:

“As the UK’s leading whisky it’s important to us that we lead the category in innovation. 

“Everything we do and produce is through an effort of collaboration, with everyone playing an important role in creating something famous, however small. Be Part of Something Famous is all about extending this spirit of collaboration to consumers and offering them ways to get involved. Personalisation does this job for us. 

The new personalisation offering is available on all 1L and 70cl bottles of The Famous Grouse (RRP £17.10 and £23.10). The move follows the brand’s pre-Christmas personalisation campaign, allowing consumers to change the text only, which saw Maxxium UK working around the clock to fulfil high demand. 

The Famous Grouse is a blend of the finest malts and grains, married and matured in sherry casks.

NOTES

About Maxxium UK

  • Maxxium UK Ltd is part of the global sales and distribution alliance between Beam Inc and Edrington.
  • Its UK portfolio of premium brands includes: blended Scotch (The Famous Grouse, Teacher’s and Cutty Sark), malt whisky (Highland Park, Laphroaig, The Macallan, The Glenrothes and Ardmore), imported whiskey (Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, Canadian Club, Red Stag), cognac and brandy (Courvoisier and Fundador), sherry (Harveys), vodka (Stolichnaya), tequila (Sauza), rum (Brugal and Cruzan), liqueurs and specialities (Sourz, Bols liqueurs, Galliano, Vaccari, After Shock)

About The Famous Grouse

  • The Famous Grouse is the no. 1 whisky in Scotland and no. 4 standard blended whisky worldwide (IWSR data 2012)
  • The Famous Grouse is exported to over 100 countries

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Russell’s Reserve K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #19 Kentucky Bourbon K&L California – American Whiskey News

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Russell’s Reserve KL Exclusive Single Barrel #19 Kentucky Bourbon 750ml ($59.99)

Finally, the much-hyped barrels from last September’s visit to Wild Turkey distillery have arrived. Our group of spirits buyers left the facility in Lawrenceburg, KY about as impressed as they could possibly be. There are some wonderful things happening with Jimmy and Eddy Russell’s traditional American whiskey. We picked seven casks in total, but only the first three have been bottled at this point. Barrel #19 is the oakiest of the bunch with aromas of pencil shavings, graphite, and oak spices on the nose. The finish is deceptive, however; it’s a brooding undertone of concentrated caramel and creme brulee. At 55%, however, that creaminess is difficult to pin down, so a bit of water is recommended to tame this single barrel beast.

 AA KL RR

KL Wine Merchants
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Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
Email: wine@klwines.com
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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Amrut Kadhambam

Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul di, juni 03, 2014 07:23:38

Distilleerderij: Laphroaig
Regio: Schotland (Islay)
Fles: Laphroaig
Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012, 20.000 bts
Kleur: koper
ABV: 51,2%

Tijm en Rozemarijn

Feis Ile is het malt music festival op Islay op
het einde van mei, waar menig liefhebber naartoe trekt om de gelimiteerde
bottelingen te pakken te krijgen. Deze Cairdeas was de festivalbotteling van
Laphroaig in 2012. Cairdeas is Keltisch voor vriendschap. Dat gaat smaken, kan
bijna niet anders. Aan de kleur te zien zit er sherry in de mix. Maar liefst
20.000 flessen werden hiervan gebotteld. Laphroaig heeft dan ook vele vrienden…

De neus kenmerkt zich
minder door het typische rokerige karakter van Laffie, maar offreert vooral een
bijzonder zoete en fruitige neus. Yep, flink wat sherryvaten gingen in deze
release. Limoen, abrikozen, kersen, banaan, houtschaafsel, toffee, ananas op de
grill, karamel, potloodslijpsel, blank hout en nog zoveel meer. Wordt zelfs
halverwege een beetje bourbonny. Een
tikkeltje vreemd, maar zeer lekker. Met een theelepeltje water wordt hij nog
zoeter, als crème brûlée, maar wordt hij ook een pak groener met tuinkruiden
als tijm en rozemarijn. Apart!

De aanzet is licht
drogend en opnieuw is mijn eerste idee dat ik een gerookte bourbon aan de
lippen zet. Wat vreemd! Flink wat tannine, limoen, citroengras en peper. Noten,
ook! Hij wordt wat romiger en minder droog door de toevoeging van een paar
druppels water.

Een droge, rokerige
finish die zeer lang duurt tovert een glimlach op mijn gezicht.

Zeer lekker, ook al
vind ik het heel moeilijk hier een Laphroaig in te herkennen.

86/100

Geproefd
door Mark Dermul op 25-05-2014
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

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Amrut 2009 Single Cask 3448

Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul di, juni 03, 2014 07:23:38

Distilleerderij: Laphroaig
Regio: Schotland (Islay)
Fles: Laphroaig
Cairdeas Feis Ile 2012, 20.000 bts
Kleur: koper
ABV: 51,2%

Tijm en Rozemarijn

Feis Ile is het malt music festival op Islay op
het einde van mei, waar menig liefhebber naartoe trekt om de gelimiteerde
bottelingen te pakken te krijgen. Deze Cairdeas was de festivalbotteling van
Laphroaig in 2012. Cairdeas is Keltisch voor vriendschap. Dat gaat smaken, kan
bijna niet anders. Aan de kleur te zien zit er sherry in de mix. Maar liefst
20.000 flessen werden hiervan gebotteld. Laphroaig heeft dan ook vele vrienden…

De neus kenmerkt zich
minder door het typische rokerige karakter van Laffie, maar offreert vooral een
bijzonder zoete en fruitige neus. Yep, flink wat sherryvaten gingen in deze
release. Limoen, abrikozen, kersen, banaan, houtschaafsel, toffee, ananas op de
grill, karamel, potloodslijpsel, blank hout en nog zoveel meer. Wordt zelfs
halverwege een beetje bourbonny. Een
tikkeltje vreemd, maar zeer lekker. Met een theelepeltje water wordt hij nog
zoeter, als crème brûlée, maar wordt hij ook een pak groener met tuinkruiden
als tijm en rozemarijn. Apart!

De aanzet is licht
drogend en opnieuw is mijn eerste idee dat ik een gerookte bourbon aan de
lippen zet. Wat vreemd! Flink wat tannine, limoen, citroengras en peper. Noten,
ook! Hij wordt wat romiger en minder droog door de toevoeging van een paar
druppels water.

Een droge, rokerige
finish die zeer lang duurt tovert een glimlach op mijn gezicht.

Zeer lekker, ook al
vind ik het heel moeilijk hier een Laphroaig in te herkennen.

86/100

Geproefd
door Mark Dermul op 25-05-2014
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

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