Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Coming out swinging” – Scotch Whisky News

We’re continuing our mission to bring some colour to your January with the release of an eye-catching selection of 15 unique bottlings including our new experimental Blended Malt.

Featuring our striking new bottle design, brighten up your day with the huge range of flavour profiles on offer in this mid-month extravaganza. You’ll also find something special from our Single Cask Spirits range as well as our next exciting blended malt to keep you swinging into the new year.

Meet the latest addition to our small batch experimental blended malts series, Battle Axe. Celebrating our love of heavily peated whiskies from Islay, this creation from Spirits Manager Euan Campbell marries spirit matured in a selection of ex-bourbon hogsheads from the island. This special malt tells quite a story, just crack it open to get started.

Age: 8 years

Casks: ex-bourbon hogsheads

Region: Islay

Price: £47.00

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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

SMWS LOGO 2017 NEW

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/scotch-malt-whisky-society-coming-out-swinging-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Coming out swinging” – Scotch Whisky News

We’re continuing our mission to bring some colour to your January with the release of an eye-catching selection of 15 unique bottlings including our new experimental Blended Malt.

Featuring our striking new bottle design, brighten up your day with the huge range of flavour profiles on offer in this mid-month extravaganza. You’ll also find something special from our Single Cask Spirits range as well as our next exciting blended malt to keep you swinging into the new year.

Meet the latest addition to our small batch experimental blended malts series, Battle Axe. Celebrating our love of heavily peated whiskies from Islay, this creation from Spirits Manager Euan Campbell marries spirit matured in a selection of ex-bourbon hogsheads from the island. This special malt tells quite a story, just crack it open to get started.

Age: 8 years

Casks: ex-bourbon hogsheads

Region: Islay

Price: £47.00

VIEW NEW WHISKIES             VIEW ALL WHISKIES

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

SMWS LOGO 2017 NEW

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/scotch-malt-whisky-society-coming-out-swinging-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Coming out swinging” – Scotch Whisky News

We’re continuing our mission to bring some colour to your January with the release of an eye-catching selection of 15 unique bottlings including our new experimental Blended Malt.

Featuring our striking new bottle design, brighten up your day with the huge range of flavour profiles on offer in this mid-month extravaganza. You’ll also find something special from our Single Cask Spirits range as well as our next exciting blended malt to keep you swinging into the new year.

Meet the latest addition to our small batch experimental blended malts series, Battle Axe. Celebrating our love of heavily peated whiskies from Islay, this creation from Spirits Manager Euan Campbell marries spirit matured in a selection of ex-bourbon hogsheads from the island. This special malt tells quite a story, just crack it open to get started.

Age: 8 years

Casks: ex-bourbon hogsheads

Region: Islay

Price: £47.00

VIEW NEW WHISKIES             VIEW ALL WHISKIES

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

SMWS LOGO 2017 NEW

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/scotch-malt-whisky-society-coming-out-swinging-scotch-whisky-news/

BUNNAHABHAIN 40 YEAR OLD 1978 SIGNATORY 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

1978 vintage single cask for the Signatory 30th Anniversary Series. 484 numbered bottles. Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 1978 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #2587 bottled June 2018 for the Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary series. 484 bottles.

Bunnahabhain Distillery was established in 1881 on the north eastern tip of the Isle of Islay by the shore of Bunnahabhain Bay and overlooking the Sound of Islay. All the building materials were transported by puffer and unloaded at the distillery pier. Now tucked away at the end of the single track ‘main’ road with spectacular scenery all the way. Bunnahabhain Distillery is equipped with four huge pear shaped stills and produces Scottish malt whisky which is released in blends and in single malt and single cask bottlings. A participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Core editions include Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old.

Shop £974.95

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/bunnahabhain-40-year-old-1978-signatory-30th-anniversary-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

BUNNAHABHAIN 40 YEAR OLD 1978 SIGNATORY 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

1978 vintage single cask for the Signatory 30th Anniversary Series. 484 numbered bottles. Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 1978 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #2587 bottled June 2018 for the Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary series. 484 bottles.

Bunnahabhain Distillery was established in 1881 on the north eastern tip of the Isle of Islay by the shore of Bunnahabhain Bay and overlooking the Sound of Islay. All the building materials were transported by puffer and unloaded at the distillery pier. Now tucked away at the end of the single track ‘main’ road with spectacular scenery all the way. Bunnahabhain Distillery is equipped with four huge pear shaped stills and produces Scottish malt whisky which is released in blends and in single malt and single cask bottlings. A participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Core editions include Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old.

Shop £974.95

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/bunnahabhain-40-year-old-1978-signatory-30th-anniversary-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

BUNNAHABHAIN 40 YEAR OLD 1978 SIGNATORY 30TH ANNIVERSARY at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

1978 vintage single cask for the Signatory 30th Anniversary Series. 484 numbered bottles. Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 1978 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #2587 bottled June 2018 for the Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary series. 484 bottles.

Bunnahabhain Distillery was established in 1881 on the north eastern tip of the Isle of Islay by the shore of Bunnahabhain Bay and overlooking the Sound of Islay. All the building materials were transported by puffer and unloaded at the distillery pier. Now tucked away at the end of the single track ‘main’ road with spectacular scenery all the way. Bunnahabhain Distillery is equipped with four huge pear shaped stills and produces Scottish malt whisky which is released in blends and in single malt and single cask bottlings. A participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Core editions include Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old.

Shop £974.95

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/bunnahabhain-40-year-old-1978-signatory-30th-anniversary-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Wemyss Malts kick of their 15th anniversary year with ‘Black Gold’; a 30 year old single sherry cask Bowmore – Scotch Whisky News

Wemyss Malts kick of their 15th anniversary year with ‘Black Gold’; a 30 year old single sherry cask Bowmore.

The third exclusive release for the Wemyss Malts Cask Club; Black Gold is an exceptional single cask single malt from Bowmore distillery. Black Gold is single sherry hogshead cask of 1989 Bowmore that has matured for 30 years and bottled at a cask strength of exactly 50.0%ABV. Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay and one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, tracing its distillation roots back to 1779. In keeping with its over 200 year heritage and tradition it is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries that still malts and kilns its own barley with local Islay peat.

The whisky has been noted for its deep, polished rosewood colour and a complex combination of flavours such as dried dark fruits, treacle toffee and earthy kiln smoke.

Director of Wemyss Malts; William Wemyss commented:

“Black Gold is a strikingly distinctive single cask, single malt whisky and a great release to start the 2020 celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the founding of Wemyss Malts. I hope Cask Club members will enjoy, savour and share among friends the remaining 174 bottles as I purchased the first one for myself and have already enjoyed a few drams of it.”

Black Gold follows on from the first and second releases (Smoky Nectar and Antique Armchair) of single cask Islay malts offered exclusively to the Wemyss Malts Cask Club members. The Cask club offers exclusive bottlings of the most exciting and interesting bottling’s and early access to new releases from Wemyss Malts.

Black Gold will be released exclusively to Wemyss Malts Cask Club members via www.wemyssmalts.com/cask-club at 12pm on Thursday the 23rd of January and is priced at £599 for the 700ml bottle and gift box. Membership to the Cask Club is free to join and can be signed up to from the same website.

Notes:

 Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts is family run company operated by brother and sister William and Isabella Wemyss. The Wemyss family Castle has been home to the family since the 1300s and is featured in the company logo.
 Wemyss Malts craft blended malt whiskies such as The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney as well as Batch Strength versions and single cask whiskies.
 Wemyss blended malts have recently won double gold medals for The Hive and Spice King as well as ‘Best in Class’ for The Hive at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The latest release of The Hive, Spice King and Peat Chimney Batch Strength, Batch No.002 all received gold medal wins from the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters.
 The Wemyss family premium wines and spirits brands also include Lord Elcho blended Scotch whisky and Darnley’s Gin, together with the premium wine estate of Rimauresq Cru Classé in Cotes de Provence.
 The family opened a single malt distillery at Kingsbarns, near St. Andrews in Fife and in July 2017 also added Darnley’s Gin distillery to the site. www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com
For further information please contact Steven Shand at steven@wemyssmalts.com or Karen Stewart at ks@wemyssmalts.com or on +44 (0)131-226-3445

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/wemyss-malts-kick-of-their-15th-anniversary-year-with-black-gold-a-30-year-old-single-sherry-cask-bowmore-scotch-whisky-news-2/

Auchroisk 24 Year Old 1989 Cadenhead’s

Distilleerderij: Auchroisk
Regio: Schotland (Speyside)
Fles: Auchroisk 24 Year Old 1989/2014, Cadenhead’s Small Batch, Butts, 1.140 bts
Kleur: koper
ABV: 57.5%

Radar

Het overgrote deel van wat bij Auchroisk (spreek uit ‘o-thrusjk’) wordt gestookt gaat naar de blenders. Justerini Brooks is hun belangrijkste klant. Wil je hem als single malt proeven, dan kijk je best even bij de onafhankelijke bottelaars. Zoals Cadenhead’s, één van Schotland’s oudste bottelaars. Zij brachten enkele jaren geleden deze op sherry butts gerijpte Auchroisk op de mark in hun Small Batch reeks.

Aromatische neus op zwarte koffie, hazelnoten, karamel en… een tikkeltje sulfer. Gelukkig trekt dat laatste redelijk snel weg, maar het is onmiskenbaar en even schrikken. Dan volgen nog bakboter, pruimen en snuiftabak. Pindanoten, rozijntjes en vleesjus worden uw deel. Aangenaam, weliswaar nadat de sulfer is opgetrokken.

Erg pikante start op de tong: curry, gember, zwarte peper. Dan volgen enkele beboterde vruchten (dadels, rozijnen en noten) die hem voldoende zoetigheid geven om aangenaam te blijven, hoewel een zilte toets niet onder de radar kan blijven. Prima sterkte. Appels, peren en moutsuikers treden bij. Er is ook weer die umami toets waar ik niet meteen de vinger op kan leggen, maar die hem wel interessant maakt.

De afdronk offreert wat grasachtige en nootachtige toetsen zoals we van Auchroisk gewend zijn, maar die zilte en umami toetsen gaan nooit helemaal weg. Woodsmoke op het sterfbed. Dat deed me even de wenkbrauwen fronsen (in de goede zin).

Geen gemakkelijk Auchroisk, maar wel erg interessant. Echter niet voor iedereen, me dunkt, het is een moeilijke jongen. Reken op zo’n 120 EUR.

85/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 27-07-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5561

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries a little known whisky: Auchroisk. It is a pretty young distillery, only founded in 1974. It is a workhorse for the blenders and hardly sees the light of day as a single malt. This is a single cask, released a few years ago, in the famous Old Malt Cask series by Hunter Laing. It’s a bit young for the Old Malt Cask series, no? Anyway. Let’s taste!

https://youtu.be/1vs_gEvYQF0

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/marks-whisky-ramblings-293-auchroisk-15-year-old-2000-old-malt-cask-scotch-whisky-news/

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries a little known whisky: Auchroisk. It is a pretty young distillery, only founded in 1974. It is a workhorse for the blenders and hardly sees the light of day as a single malt. This is a single cask, released a few years ago, in the famous Old Malt Cask series by Hunter Laing. It’s a bit young for the Old Malt Cask series, no? Anyway. Let’s taste!

https://youtu.be/1vs_gEvYQF0

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/marks-whisky-ramblings-293-auchroisk-15-year-old-2000-old-malt-cask-scotch-whisky-news/