The 4 Best Whisky Gifts Available Right Now from The Whisky Exchange – Scotch Whisky News

Chivas Blend At Home Kit

£29.95
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Chivas Regal is one of the world’s best-known and most-popular blended Scotch whiskies – but why is that? And how does a blend reach such flavourful potency? This great kit offers not only a fun way to spend an evening – meticulously blending the six component whiskies to create a blend to be proud of – but genuine insight into blending as an art form. A thoughtful and engaging gift for the whisky lover in your life.

Maker’s Mark in Wooly Jumper

£29.95
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A perennial favourite with The Whisky Exchange editorial team, this is a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey, wrapped up nice and warm in a knitted jumper. There’s not much more to say about it to be honest – it’s a cute, festive way to present your nearest and dearest with one of the most popular bourbons on the market, and for a great price, too.

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Bone Pack

£46.25
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Affectionately dubbed the Ardbone here at TWE Towers, this is one of the world’s favourite Islay whiskies presented in an adorable, doggo-appropriate bone-shaped tin. Created to honour Ardbeg’s resident Jack Russell, Shorty – and to melt our pathetic, animal-loving hearts. Dog-loving peat-fan might seem niche, but this is sure to make the right person very happy indeed.

Glenfarclas 10 Year Old Gift Pack with Free Snood

£32.95
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We loved this gift pack back when it contained a cosy Glenfarclas-branded bobble hat and, frankly, we love it equally as much now that it contains a cosy Glenfarclas-branded snood. Fruity and malty, Glenfarclas 10 Year Old is exemplary of sherried Speyside single malt whisky, and as warming as the garment which accompanies it. A fantastic intro for budding whisky enthusiasts, and an easy-drinking dram that any connoisseur will appreciate.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/the-4-best-whisky-gifts-available-right-now-from-the-whisky-exchange-scotch-whisky-news/

AUCHENTOSHAN® ANNOUNCES NEW SAUVIGNON BLANC EXPRESSION – Scotch Whisky News

AUCHENTOSHAN® ANNOUNCES NEW SAUVIGNON BLANC EXPRESSION

The Amazon exclusive will target Urban drinkers with a brand-new addition to the single malt category that’s ‘better shared’

Monday 11th November – Auchentoshan®, the urban malt inspired by the city of Glasgow, has today announced the launch of Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc, a new special edition whisky available exclusively on Amazon.

Available to purchase on 15th November (pre-order here), Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is a unique combination of two worlds – the smooth triple distilled taste of Auchentoshan and the unique flavour of Sauvignon blanc casks that gives a fresh, vibrant take on Auchentoshan, setting out to reflect the ever-changing needs of the urban millennial.

The brand new urban malt is matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Sauvignon Blanc Barrique casks, which gives it a distinct, smooth and high-quality taste. Distilled at 47% ABV, the result is a unique single malt that’s ‘best served chilled’ allowing the fresh flavours of citrus and apple to excite the pallete.

The release of Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc follows the recent announcement of the brand’s vibrant new look packaging and brand positioning, aiming to reach a new generation of whisky drinker who are looking for a smooth and exciting whisky to be enjoyed together with friends.

Eileen Livingston, Senior Director of Scotch Whisky for Beam Suntory, comments: “Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is a unique innovation that disrupts the category and provides consumers with a drinking experience out of the norm. This enables us to connect with urban millennials who are looking to sample new expressions and shared experiences.”

Ron Welsh, Master Blender for Auchentoshan, says: “We set out to create a never-seen-before whisky on the market. Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc was crafted to be enjoyed chilled, allowing us to innovate on the key occasions when the product is shared.”

Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes are included below:

Ex-Bourbon barrel matured, followed by Sauvignon Blanc Barrique finish

47.0%

Pale Gold

NOSE

Subtle citric notes of white grapefruit with light sweetness of white peaches and green apple, light perfume of eglantine, honeysuckle, Scotch broom and Jasmine.

TASTE

Lightly peppery with zesty notes, green grapes, light acacia honey and lemon curd, vanilla sweetness, lychees and honeydew melon, but also dried grass and hay notes.

FINISH

The finish is hot and peppery with lingering notes of custard apple with a salty mouthfeel.

The limited edition whisky will be available as an e-commerce exclusive on Amazon from 15th November.

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Notes:

Awards for Auchentoshan:

Bartenders’ Brand Awards 2018 | Silver for Auchentoshan Bartenders’ Malt 01

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan American Oak

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Three Wood

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 21 Year Old

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Blood Oak

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Three Wood

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Blood Oak

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 21 Year Old 

About Auchentoshan®

After 200 years of urban life in Glasgow, living through The Industrial Revolution, Auchentoshan is part of the city and the city is part of Auchentoshan. It is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to triple distil every last drop to create its delicate flavour. Smooth, yet gutsy. Approachable yet deep. Auchentoshan is the alternative malt for newcomers and whisky lovers alike.

About Beam Suntory Inc.

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/auchentoshan-announces-new-sauvignon-blanc-expression-scotch-whisky-news/

A Near Finish for Shetland Distillery – Scotch Whisky News

A near Finish for Shetland Distillery

Shetland Reel launch their latest Blended Malt Scotch Whisky as their quest for whisky success steps up a gear.

Shetland Distillery, perhaps best known for its award-winning gins is proud to launch its latest offering a Finished in Shetland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.  The UK’s most northerly distillery has been distilling a range of gin October 2014 as well as producing a series of award winning blended expressions of malt whisky.  This new whisky will be the first whisky to have been partly matured on Shetland, spending 6 months of its life in sherry casks in the distillery in Unst.  It will build on the success of previous Batches, Batch 1 received a Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Batches 2 and 3 received excellent scores of 92 and 94 respectively, from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Stuart Nickerson one of the co-owners and Director, is a veteran of the Scottish whisky industry.  In his long and varied career, he has been distillery manager of Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glenfiddich, Balvenie and GIrvan, distilleries director for William Grant Sons and brought back the Glenglassaugh distillery from mothballs after 22 years of lying silent.

The distillery Directors are focused on raising investment to install Shetland’s first malt whisky distillery, and the demand for the Shetland blended malt shows that whisky enthusiasts from around the world are waiting for this too.  Exports to date have included, South Africa, Germany, Belgium and Canada – with all 3 batches fully sold out.

Stuart Nickerson said

‘Each batch of our blended malt is prepared from a small number of carefully selected casks of single malt scotch whisky to create an exceptional whisky that is inspired by our distillery location in Unst, Shetland.  It is 100% malt whisky, and with HMRC permission to ‘finish’ at the distillery for up to 6 months, we decided not only to finish it on Shetland but to do so in ex-Oloroso sherry casks to give the whisky another added layer of complexity, flavour and sweetness.

The Finished in Shetland Blended Malt will be available to buy direct for the first time at the Shetland Arts and Crafts Fair on 8th November and on-line.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/a-near-finish-for-shetland-distillery-scotch-whisky-news/

Cragganmore 12 Year old Diageo Special Releases 2019

Distilleerderij: Cragganmore
Regio: Schotland (Speyside)
Fles: Cragganmore 12 Year Old, Refill American Oak, Diageo Special Releases 2019, 18.000 bts
Kleur: licht goud
ABV: 58.4%

Cragganisker

Cragganmore is Keltisch voor ‘hoge rots’ en de distilleerderij ligt in hartje Speyside, in het dal halverwege tussen Aberlour en Granton-on-Spey. Hoewel erg populair bij de blenders (het is immers een belangrijk ingrediënt van Johnnie Walker Green Label), is hij sinds de lancering van de Classic Malts ook bij het grote publiek bekend, zij het weliswaar enkel als de klassieke 12-jarige. In 2014 maakte hij zijn entree in de Special Releases als 25-jarige. Dit jaar komen ze echter met een specialleke, want deze Cragganmore is… geturfd!

’t Is toch even schrikken op de neus. Want je verwacht natuurlijk geen turf bij Cragganmore. Maar hij verdraagt het goed. Initieel erg zoet – bijna snoeperig – op appels en peren. En dan komen plots heide en turf opzetten, waardoor ik even het idee krijg dat ik aan een glas Ardmore of Ledaig ruik. Of nee, wacht… het neigt eerder naar Talisker. Wat is dat hier allemaal? Maar het is zowel leuk als lekker, dus mij hoor je niet klagen.

Op smaak is de verrassing nog groter. Hij is zoet en zilt tegelijkertijd. Proef dit blind en je zal zweren dat je Talisker drinkt – I kid you not! Opnieuw appels, peren, kruisbessen en kiwibessen! Maar hoe atypsiche deze Cragganmore ook moge weze, lekker is hij alleszins!

In de lange afdronk komt er opnieuw een zoetje opzetten als van karamel of butterscotch.

Voor mij de verrassing van deze reeks. Aanrader!

 86/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-11-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5187

SCOTTISH ARTIST BRINGS PALETTE OF BENRIACH TO LIFE ON CANVAS – Scotch Whisky News

SCOTTISH ARTIST BRINGS PALETTE OF BENRIACH TO LIFE ON CANVAS

Single Malt Scotch Whisky BenRiach has teamed up with an award-winning Scottish artist to bring its sensory palette to life through a series of abstract paintings inspired by the Speyside distillery’s landscape, architecture and kaleidoscope of flavour.

Taking inspiration from the distillery’s extensive library of some of the world’s most eclectic casks housed in Warehouse 13, contemporary landscape artist Ellis O’Connor has been commissioned to create a trio of dramatic landscapes influenced by the 3 casks used to make up the BenRiach 10 Year Old. The deconstruction of this expression will create 3 pieces of art that fuse the flavour palette of BenRiach with Ellis’ signature painting style, the collection will be crafted at her studio on the outer Hebridean island of North Uist before being exhibited in Hackney’s underground bar, TT Liquor during Scotch Whisky Weekend in January 2020.

At the event, Ellis will appear in conversation with the BenRiach team discussing where she found inspiration for these commissions. Guests will get the chance to explore the palette of BenRiach for themselves through a ‘painting by tasting notes’ workshop where Ellis will guide them to explore the depths of BenRiach by harnessing their own creativity.

With a particular focus on the casks used to mature the BenRiach Aged 10 Years, O’Connor draws inspiration from the flavours drawn from the Oloroso sherry, bourbon and virgin oak casks which give a perfect balance of fruit, malt and oak. The bourbon cask gives vanilla and orchard fruits, Oloroso sherry gives the sweet creaminess of the malt and virgin oak gives a touch of toasted spice, all in sublime synchronicity. Following its three-cask maturation for over a decade it has been expertly combined by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie to create a smooth, multi-layered flavour experience, thanks to its multiple eclectic casks from around the world.

Ellis, who originally hails from Dundee, studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone art school. Since then she has continued her studies, which has led her to travel to remote lands to partake in a number of artists’ residencies. BenRiach decided that Ellis was right for this partnership due to her unique approach to art, connection to an eclectic audience and love for whisky.

Artist Ellis O’Connor said: “Speyside is renowned for its big skies, fast flowing river and of course, whisky, so when the opportunity arose to bring this climatic corner of Scotland to life on canvas on behalf of its most creative distillery, I jumped at the chance.

BenRiach is packed full of innovation, experimental heritage and flavour and I wanted to depict that through the essence of its flagship whisky BenRiach Aged 10 Years and how it speaks to me through the colours and movement on the canvas. Each canvas will have a distinct colour that explores the flavour profile of the single malt and its cask journey.”

BenRiach Distillery Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie added:

“At BenRiach we are known for doing things a little differently, always exploring the creative possibilities of our Speyside malt. We have a creative approach to whisky distilling, cask maturation and blending, which Ellis has embraced in her approach to illustrating BenRiach’s eclectic mix of cask types and rich layers of BenRiach Aged 10 Years. Partnering with this talented young Scottish artist is such a wonderful way to bring BenRiach’s flavour journey to life and we can’t wait to see Ellis’ creations on canvas.”

ABOUT THE BENRIACH DISTILLERY:

Founded in 1898, Benriach Distillery has long been the home of an ingenious and artistic approach to whisky distilling and cask maturation. Today, our creative team of whisky makers continue to explore the flavour possibilities of our hand-crafted Speyside award winning Single Malts. BenRiach is an award winning liquid, including the 35 Year Old being named best Scotch Speyside Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2019. Additional prestigious awards include double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for a number of expressions and category winner at the International Wine Spirit Competition 2019 for BenRiach Aged 35 Years winning Best Single Malt over 26 years old.

BENRIACH. EXPLORING FLAVOUR SINCE 1898. 

ABOUT ELLIS O’CONNOR:

Ellis O’Connor is a contemporary landscape artist from Dundee, Scotland living on the Outer Hebridean Island of North Uist working in the field of painting and drawing. The dynamic energy to be seen in the paintings are Ellis’ response to observed changes in the Scottish landscape. In order to immerse herself in the environment, Ellis makes much of the artwork on site where extreme weather and the elements find their way into the pieces of art. Ellis describes the process of working outdoors in wild weather as almost ‘performative’.

Some of her inspiration from site visits become the basis for larger works on canvas painted back in her studio. Here, Ellis usually works with oil paint, building up the surfaces using natural substances like sand and dried seaweed.

By producing the artwork she hopes it will give people a chance to connect with that landscape and respect nature that is so wild around us, to then cultivate a deeper understanding and inspire others to make a difference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE BENRIACH DISTILLERY:      

Visit: www.benriachdistillery.co.uk

Instagram: @BenRiach

Twitter: @BenRiach

Facebook: /TheBenRiach

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ELLIS O’CONNOR

Visit: ellisoconnor.com

Instagram: @ellisoconnor

Twitter: @ellisoconnor

Facebook: @ellisoconnor

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/scottish-artist-brings-palette-of-benriach-to-life-on-canvas-scotch-whisky-news/

Cardhu 14 Year Old Diageo Special Releases 2019

Distilleerderij: Cardhu
Regio: Schotland (Speyside)
Fles: Cardhu 14 Year Old, Amontillado Finish, Diageo Special Releases 2019, 4.860 bts
Kleur: stro
ABV: 55.0%

Kamille

Cardhu in hartje Speyside wordt ook wel eens de Spiritual Home of Johnnie Walker genoemd, omdat 70% van alles was hier wordt gestookt naar die bekende blend gaat. Het is nog maar de tweede keer dat Cardhu deel uitmaakt van de Special Releases. De eerste keer was in 2005 en toen betrof het een 22-jarige. Nu keert hij weer op veel jongere leeftijd en met een Amontillado sherry finish.

Fris fruitige neus op banaan, perzik, kersen, peren en gebakken appeltjes met wat kaneel. Hij heeft een mooi floraal kantje. Denk kamille- of fruitthee. Het is quasi onmogelijk om deze niet lekker te vinden. Lente in je glas!

Hij is best pittig, dankzij de vatsterkte. Flink gepeperd met een bitter randje. Kinine, noten, geel en oranje fruit en zacht drogend. Ook op smaak heeft hij dat florale een beetje. Hij tintelt op je tong.

De finish is wat aan de korte kant, maar wel pittig gekruid. Zachtjes droogt hij op.

Ik beken, ik werd nog nooit van mijn sokken geblazen door Cardhu. Deze doet dat ook niet, maar is wel veruit de lekkerste Cardhu die ik al aan de lippen mocht zetten.

 84/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-11-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5185

Cardhu 14 Year Old Diageo Special Releases 2019

Distilleerderij: Cardhu
Regio: Schotland (Speyside)
Fles: Cardhu 14 Year Old, Amontillado Finish, Diageo Special Releases 2019, 4.860 bts
Kleur: stro
ABV: 55.0%

Kamille

Cardhu in hartje Speyside wordt ook wel eens de Spiritual Home of Johnnie Walker genoemd, omdat 70% van alles was hier wordt gestookt naar die bekende blend gaat. Het is nog maar de tweede keer dat Cardhu deel uitmaakt van de Special Releases. De eerste keer was in 2005 en toen betrof het een 22-jarige. Nu keert hij weer op veel jongere leeftijd en met een Amontillado sherry finish.

Fris fruitige neus op banaan, perzik, kersen, peren en gebakken appeltjes met wat kaneel. Hij heeft een mooi floraal kantje. Denk kamille- of fruitthee. Het is quasi onmogelijk om deze niet lekker te vinden. Lente in je glas!

Hij is best pittig, dankzij de vatsterkte. Flink gepeperd met een bitter randje. Kinine, noten, geel en oranje fruit en zacht drogend. Ook op smaak heeft hij dat florale een beetje. Hij tintelt op je tong.

De finish is wat aan de korte kant, maar wel pittig gekruid. Zachtjes droogt hij op.

Ik beken, ik werd nog nooit van mijn sokken geblazen door Cardhu. Deze doet dat ook niet, maar is wel veruit de lekkerste Cardhu die ik al aan de lippen mocht zetten.

 84/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-11-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5185

Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Year Old Diageo Special Releases

Distilleerderij: Glen Ord
Regio: Schotland (Highlands)
Fles: Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Year Old, Diageo Special Releases 2019
Kleur: licht goud
ABV: 55.3%

Waxy

Van Glen Ord wordt slechts 20% gebotteld als single malt. De rest verdwijnt in de bekende blends met Johnnie Walker en Dewar’s op kop. Vorig jaar nog kregen we een 14-jarige Singleton of Glen Ord in de Special Releases – met de ronkende kop ‘Five Cask Process’ op het label – maar dit jaar worden we getrakteerd op een 18-jarige. Vanzelfsprekend komt hij in de typische Singleton-fles, waardoor hij in de reeks een tikkeltje uit de toon valt – althans visueel op het schap.

Zesty neus op appelsienschillen en gedroogde appeltjes. Heeft wel wat tijd nodig, maar is het wachten waard. Iets van nougat met een hint van cacao. In de verte zelfs iets van cola! Een hint van eikenhout steekt de kop op. Wordt zelfs een tikkeltje waxy. Lekker fruitige spring-in-‘t-veld, zonder zich de moeite te getroosten van complexiteit.

Op de tong ontvouwt hij zich onmiddellijk als waxy, zesty en flink bitter. Grapefruit met een randje peper, abrikozen en suikerspin. Kinine bij de vleet. Toffee? Florale honing. Iets van zoethout. Mooi in balans, overigens.

De afdronk is middellang, een tikkeltje drogend met een pepertje.

Voor deze release had ik in alle eerlijkheid de minst hoge verwachtingen. Dat was fout. Dit is een erg leuke Ord op prima sterkte. Ik ben fan!

 85/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-11-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5183

Myth Busters “Canada’s whisky regulations are stricter than they look!” by Davin de Kergommeaux

Myth Busters

Canada’s whisky regulations are stricter than they look

High Wire’s New Southern Revival Sorghum Whiskey Still 630’s S.S. Sorghum Whiskey would not be considered whisky if they were made in Canada.

A story in this morning’s edition of The Spirits Business draws the misleading and inaccurate conclusion that Canada’s regulations for making whisky are looser than those in the U.S.

Comparing regulations for Canadian whisky to U.S. regulations for bourbon may suit marketing purposes, but is disingenuous. Bourbon is just one of dozens of whisky styles approved by the American TTB.

Because Canada’s whisky regulations are succinct, some people believe they are looser than those of other countries. However, taken together, U.S. regulations offer significantly more options for whisky makers than Canadian regulations do.

Let’s compare Canada’s whisky rules to those of our much-loved cousin to the south:

1. Can Canadian distillers make whisky from pure sorghum juice? Absolutely not, yet American whisky made from the juice squeezed from the sugar cane-like sorghum plant qualifies as whisky under American TTB regulations.

2. Can Canadian spirit be sold as whisky without ever maturing in wood? No it cannot. But American whisky rules allow grain spirit that has barely touched wood to be labeled and sold as whisky.

3. Must American whisky be matured in new barrels only? No, new and used of barrels are both permitted under TTB regulations.

4. Must all American whisky follow specified “mash bills?” Certainly not. There is no restriction on what grains American distillers can use or their proportions. Yes, there are rules that apply to bourbon only, but bourbon is just one part of the American whisky spectrum.

5. Can Canadian distillers include up to 95% neutral spirits in their blends and still call them whisky? No! But according to American TTB regulations it is perfectly fine to do so in the US.

6. Can American distillers add artificial flavouring to their whiskies and still call them whisky? Yes they can, as long as it is “harmless.”

7. Must Canadian whisky taste like whisky? Yes, it must, but there is no such requirement in the US.

Canada’s whisky regulations are short, but don’t be misled. They are much more restrictive than whisky regulations in the US. A close read of the full TTB American whisky regulations shows that they provide almost no restrictions on what distillers can do when making American whisky.

America makes some of the best tasting and best selling whiskies in the world, so let’s not quibble over which country’s rules are the strictest. Rules don’t make whisky, people do, and thank goodness they don’t all do it the same way.

The award winning book, Canadian Whisky The New Portable Expert won the Gourmand Award for Canadian wine and spirts and the Association of Culinary Professionals award for best book about wine, beer and spirits, and was shortlisted for the Taste Canada Awards. It was recently an Amazon No. 1 best seller.
Order your copy here.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/myth-busters-canadas-whisky-regulations-are-stricter-than-they-look-by-davin-de-kergommeaux/

Amazon Prime TV trio The Three Drinkers release their own limited edition whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Amazon Prime TV trio The Three Drinkers release their own limited edition whisky

With part two of their global Amazon Prime series ‘The Three Drinkers do Scotch Whisky’ hitting our screens in early December, expert TV drinks trio The Three Drinkers, launch their own whisky inspired by all the locations in their show.

A Limited Edition

The Three Drinkers Scotch Whisky, Cask Selection No. 1 is a 17-year-old blended malt that’s non-chill filtered and non-coloured. This first bottling is a limited-edition release of just 300 bottles, each of which is individually numbered and personally signed by the show’s three presenters and co-producers, Aidy Smith, Helena Nicklin and Colin Hampden-White. Given its scarcity and the fact that it’s the first release, Cask Selection No. 1 is the perfect collector’s item or Christmas gift.

Tasting note

The Three Drinkers Cask Selection No. 1 is both fruity and spicy with notes of sweet fudge, dried apricots, Christmas cake and a touch of smoky oak on the finish. Whisky guru Charles MacLean describes it as “an attractive, easy drinking and very well-balanced blended malt.” The trio said “We wanted to create a dram that combined all the classic notes of Scotch that we’ve experienced on our travels, so this whisky combines the fruit and spiciness of the highlands with the subtle smokiness of Islay and Jura.”

One lucky ticket

One special bottle has a ticket attached, giving a lucky winner the chance to have a luxury whisky tasting in London with the three presenters and tap into their personal whisky stash.

Support from the trade

Cask Selection No.1 was created with the support of Cask Trade; a new, online whisky cask trading platform. It will be available exclusively through award-winning drinks retailer Master of Malt, who also feature in the new episodes of the Amazon series, going live in December.

Availability

The whisky will retail for £39.95 on masterofmalt.com and is available to order now, with product dispatched from 14th November. Buy the whisky here!

Photo credit Tamsin Cox @_tamsinc_

You can follow The Three Drinkers progress via their website and social media channels:

Instagram: @TheThreeDrinkers   |   Twitter: @The3Drinkers   |   thethreedrinkers.com

The Three Drinkers are a trio of expert drinks writers and presenters of ‘The Three Drinkers’ TV series on Amazon Prime. Through The Three Drinkers Productions, they offer a 360 degree approach to drinks content through the creation of short films, written features, social campaigns and strategic consumer events plus documentary series and branded content TV shows for streaming services. Authentic, credible and engaging, The Three Drinkers get liquid on lips and build new audiences for your brand through their informative, lifestyle approach to drinks.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/amazon-prime-tv-trio-the-three-drinkers-release-their-own-limited-edition-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/