Father’s Day from Tomatin I – Scotch Whisky News

Tomatin trout 12YO

STARTER

Cured Scottish trout in 12 year old Tomatin served in a refreshing salad of crispy native apple ginger

4 x 120gr Trout fillets pin boned skinned
2 cox pippin or Braeburn apples
2” knob of fresh ginger grated (grated in to a towel wring out for ginger juice)
1 box of watercress
1 x 25ml Tomatin 12yr old malt
1tbsp Summer harvest rapeseed oil

  1.  Mix 25ml of ginger juice with 25ml malt set aside
    2.    Cut apples with skin on into julienne
    3.    Toss apples watercress in remaining ginger juice with rapeseed oil
    4.    Season very slightly with sea salt
    5.    10 minutes before serving pour ginger/malt mix over trout fillets
    6.    Serve salad mix in bowl and lay cured fillet over the top

 Tomatin lamb cask strength

MAIN COURSE

5 spice Scotch lamb rump with spiced toasted hazelnut on Asian greens and a glazed sauce with a dram of Cask Strength

Hazelnut Dukkah

400gr chopped skinned roasted hazelnuts
300gr sesame seeds toasted
6tbs coriander seeds
4tbsp garlic powder
6 tbsp cumin seeds
4 tbsp cracked pepper
3tbsp hebridean sea salt

Mix all ingrecients together pour 3 seconds in a blender only, so that mix remains quite chunky Scotch Lamb rump 4 x 200gr individual portions

4tbsp Summer harvest rapeseed oil
250gr A selection of Scottish greens vegetables
250gr cooked local potatoes
1ltr lamb stock
25ml Tomatin Cask Strength

Oven 200c

1.    Ask butcher to prep 4 individual lamb rump portions
2.    Mix 1tbsp of oil with 2 tbsp hazelnut dukkah and rub over lamb then seal in a pan place in oven for 20 mins
3.    Half potatoes and place in the pan in the oven with the lamb for 10 mins
4.    After 20 mins remove lamb from oven and leave on a tray to rest for 15 mins
5.    Meanwhile cook the greens quickly in the lamb pan before making the sauce
6.    Take lamb stock and pour into to lamb pan reduce by 2/3
7.    Season sauce to taste and add malt at the last minute before serving

Place potatoes on a plate along with the greens then add sliced rump over the top, spoon some gravy   sprinkle with more crust for some crunch.

Tomatin pineapple legacy

DESSERT

Roast spiced pineapple with ice cream and Tomatin Legacy  

1 whole ripe pineapple
100gr sugar
50ml water
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
1 cardamom pod

  1.  Warm sugar water spices simmer until sugar has dissolved reduce liquid by 1/3 and set aside allow to cool slightly
    2.    Prepare pineapple peel core
    3.    Use long thin slices the length of the fruit
    4.    Lay slices on a tray brush spice syrup over pineapple
    5.    Roast in oven at 200c for 10 minutes
    6.    Serve with ice cream drizzle of Legacy
    (Alternative caramelise with a blow torch)

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/fathers-day-from-tomatin-i-scotch-whisky-news/

Win A Trip To The Open Championship With Loch Lomond Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Win A Trip To The Open Championship With
Loch Lomond Whiskies

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How would you like to be at The Open 2019?

The Open returns to Royal Portrush this year and together with Loch Lomond Whiskies, we’re giving you the chance to be there!

Experience the thrill of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush as golf’s oldest, most international and one of the most prestigious championships in the world returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug.

To be in with a chance of attending the sold out Open Championship 2019, buy either Loch Lomond 12 Year Old, Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition, Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw.

The full prize package includes:

Top Prize

  • Two tickets for the Saturday 20th July of The Open at Royal Portrush
  • Prize includes two entry tickets to The Open and access to the Loch Lomond Whiskies Hospitality Suite
  • £500 spending money

Second Prize

Third Prize

Scroll down to take a closer look at the best of Loch Lomond Whiskies…

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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old 

Aged in three types of cask – bourbon, refill and re-charged – this 12 year old Highland Single Malt is perfectly balanced with a deep fruity character of peach and pear and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond Whiskies.

The nose offers crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with notes of golden cereal lurking underneath. The palate is deeply fruity with lemon meringue, pear and orchard fruits leading to citrus lemon, vanilla and light biscuit. The finish is medium with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

‘…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…’ – Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017

Loch Lomond 12 is one of our customer favourites!

70cl / 46 % abv

Buy Now

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Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush

Part of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks from the distillery’s own cooperage for at least 19 years. This expression was created in collaboration with 2011 Open Champion golfer, Darren Clarke, whose signature it bears. Bottled at 50.3% abv, this expression has the characteristic fruitiness of Loch Lomond Whiskies, with a rich mouth-feel and sweet notes of honey and tropical fruits.

70cl / 50.3% abv

Buy Now

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Inchmoan 12 Year Old

Part of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ peated Island Collection, Inchmoan, this 12 year old Highland single malt is born of a unique combination of whisky from a traditional swan neck pot still and whisky from a straight neck pot still.

The result is an unconventional peat character with great depth, marrying smoke and spice. Sweeter vanilla aspects from re-charred America oak and refill bourbon casks complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.

The nose has smouldering peat with vanilla syrup and cracked black pepper. The palate is sweet with medicinal peat notes, smoked bacon, roasted coffee beans, cloves and star anise, before a fruity green apple and pear character develops. The finish is long with waxy peat and gooseberry citrus.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is another of our Customer Favourites.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

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Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

As unique as the “grassy isle” for which it is named, this 12 year old expression from Loch Lomond Distillery is aged in bourbon, refill, and recharred casks, married together to create this fruity and sweet Highland Single Malt. The nose is distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness, light notes of freshly cut hay emerging. The palate builds in intensity with seville oranges before mellowing to peach and apricots, giving way eventually to creamy vanilla fudge, before a medium and peppery finish.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

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Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition Glass Pack (Coming Very Soon)

Loch Lomond Whiskies have released their very special “Distillers Cut” edition to celebrate their partnership with The Open. Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry has hand selected a combination of spirits from Loch Lomond’s unique straight neck pot stills,

Matured in three types of American oak casks and managed by Loch Lomond’s own onsite cooperage, this is a beautifully balanced whisky with hints of peaty smoke.

The nose has soft fruits, peach and pear, with vanilla syrup. The palate; Sweet and fruity. Honey and peach, some orange citrus and creamy vanilla with a medium length finish.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the sold out Open Championship, purchase either Loch Lomond 12 Year OldLoch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition (coming soon), Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw. Winners will be drawn shortly after and notified. 

Good luck!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/win-a-trip-to-the-open-championship-with-loch-lomond-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

Win A Trip To The Open Championship With Loch Lomond Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Win A Trip To The Open Championship With
Loch Lomond Whiskies

TWS1

How would you like to be at The Open 2019?

The Open returns to Royal Portrush this year and together with Loch Lomond Whiskies, we’re giving you the chance to be there!

Experience the thrill of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush as golf’s oldest, most international and one of the most prestigious championships in the world returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug.

To be in with a chance of attending the sold out Open Championship 2019, buy either Loch Lomond 12 Year Old, Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition, Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw.

The full prize package includes:

Top Prize

  • Two tickets for the Saturday 20th July of The Open at Royal Portrush
  • Prize includes two entry tickets to The Open and access to the Loch Lomond Whiskies Hospitality Suite
  • £500 spending money

Second Prize

Third Prize

Scroll down to take a closer look at the best of Loch Lomond Whiskies…

 TWS2

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old 

Aged in three types of cask – bourbon, refill and re-charged – this 12 year old Highland Single Malt is perfectly balanced with a deep fruity character of peach and pear and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond Whiskies.

The nose offers crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with notes of golden cereal lurking underneath. The palate is deeply fruity with lemon meringue, pear and orchard fruits leading to citrus lemon, vanilla and light biscuit. The finish is medium with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

‘…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…’ – Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017

Loch Lomond 12 is one of our customer favourites!

70cl / 46 % abv

Buy Now

 TWS3

Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush

Part of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks from the distillery’s own cooperage for at least 19 years. This expression was created in collaboration with 2011 Open Champion golfer, Darren Clarke, whose signature it bears. Bottled at 50.3% abv, this expression has the characteristic fruitiness of Loch Lomond Whiskies, with a rich mouth-feel and sweet notes of honey and tropical fruits.

70cl / 50.3% abv

Buy Now

 TWS4

Inchmoan 12 Year Old

Part of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ peated Island Collection, Inchmoan, this 12 year old Highland single malt is born of a unique combination of whisky from a traditional swan neck pot still and whisky from a straight neck pot still.

The result is an unconventional peat character with great depth, marrying smoke and spice. Sweeter vanilla aspects from re-charred America oak and refill bourbon casks complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.

The nose has smouldering peat with vanilla syrup and cracked black pepper. The palate is sweet with medicinal peat notes, smoked bacon, roasted coffee beans, cloves and star anise, before a fruity green apple and pear character develops. The finish is long with waxy peat and gooseberry citrus.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is another of our Customer Favourites.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

 TWS5

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

As unique as the “grassy isle” for which it is named, this 12 year old expression from Loch Lomond Distillery is aged in bourbon, refill, and recharred casks, married together to create this fruity and sweet Highland Single Malt. The nose is distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness, light notes of freshly cut hay emerging. The palate builds in intensity with seville oranges before mellowing to peach and apricots, giving way eventually to creamy vanilla fudge, before a medium and peppery finish.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

TWS6

Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition Glass Pack (Coming Very Soon)

Loch Lomond Whiskies have released their very special “Distillers Cut” edition to celebrate their partnership with The Open. Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry has hand selected a combination of spirits from Loch Lomond’s unique straight neck pot stills,

Matured in three types of American oak casks and managed by Loch Lomond’s own onsite cooperage, this is a beautifully balanced whisky with hints of peaty smoke.

The nose has soft fruits, peach and pear, with vanilla syrup. The palate; Sweet and fruity. Honey and peach, some orange citrus and creamy vanilla with a medium length finish.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the sold out Open Championship, purchase either Loch Lomond 12 Year OldLoch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition (coming soon), Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw. Winners will be drawn shortly after and notified. 

Good luck!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/win-a-trip-to-the-open-championship-with-loch-lomond-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS

LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE 

The GlenDronach continues its journey with world travellers with the release of The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 years, joining The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 years as the distillery’s second exclusive for Global Travel Retail.

The Boynsmill Estate, nestled in the Valley of Forgue, was established by James Allardice as the home for his GlenDronach distillery in 1826. It was here that Allardice discovered the rich depths of sherry cask maturation; marrying robust Highland spirit to Spanish cask, a tradition carried forward by The GlenDronach to this day.

James Allardice lived most of his life at Boynsmill House (later re-named Glen House) and was often known to share a dram of his ‘Guid GlenDronach’ with friends and neighbours. This historic home continues to welcome guests at The GlenDronach distillery to this day.

At this time in the early 19 th Century, both sherry and port were popularly enjoyed by Scotland’s gentry and their influence on Single Malt Scotch Whisky is still prominent today. The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years is a marriage of rich Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, with the subtle influence of the finest port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years pays a fitting homage to the distillery’s heritage and the warmth and hospitality of its founder.

The GlenDronach Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie said:

“The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years celebrates the rich heritage of The GlenDronach, with a small number of casks hand-selected to showcase its robust and complex Highland character. I hope whisky travellers will enjoy this rare opportunity to savour the depth of a truly old-style Highland Single Malt. 

Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks express the rich and full-bodied signature style of The GlenDronach, while port casks from the Douro Valley subtly influence the balance of fruit, recognisable in the ‘Valley of the Brambles’. As a complex and supremely balanced Single Malt, The Glendronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years has notes of plum pudding and apricot brandy on the nose, layered with the warmth of nutmeg and quince. Exceedingly rich fruitcake builds on the palate as dates, dried apricots and walnuts are savoured into the long and richly satisfying velvet finish.” 

This rich and complex Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV and as is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, is non-chill filtered and absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it resides.

It will be available to purchase from selected Travel Retail locations from May.

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Notes 

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Burnished copper with a red bramble hue.

Nose: Fruit-led and complex. Plum pudding, cherry stone and apricot brandy with traces of nutmeg and sandalwood tempered by the sweetness of quince.

Taste: Exceedingly rich and fruity with baked apricot, cherry and plum skin in a fruitcake with orange and walnut cream.

Finish: Savour dates, apricot and walnut lingering into the rich velvet finish.

ABV: 46%

RRP: Available from $115, global markets may vary

About The GlenDronach Distillery:

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a full bodied and robust taste, perfect for long maturation in sherry casks. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía.

We continue to work towards mastering the art of sherry cask maturation. Our Highland whiskies are recognized for their deep colour and rich flavour profiles, which range from sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of Oloroso casks. Our distillery has been guarded for nearly 200 years by a parliament of rooks, who love The GlenDronach so much they try to nest in the warehouses. The distillery folk believe that as long as the rooks remain at the distillery, it will be good for the whisky.

For Further Information on The GlenDronach Distillery:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.com

Twitter: @Glendronach

Facebook: /TheGlendronach

Instagram: @glendronach

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SAVOUR WITH TIME, DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

THE GLENDRONACH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. ©2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

©2019 THE GLENDRONACH SCOTCH WHISKY, 46% ALC. BY VOL.

IMPORTED BY BROWN-FORMAN BEVERAGES, LOUISVILLE, KY.

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-glendronach-boynsmill-aged-16-years-launches-as-a-global-travel-retail-exclusive-scotch-whisky-news/

THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS

LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE 

The GlenDronach continues its journey with world travellers with the release of The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 years, joining The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 years as the distillery’s second exclusive for Global Travel Retail.

The Boynsmill Estate, nestled in the Valley of Forgue, was established by James Allardice as the home for his GlenDronach distillery in 1826. It was here that Allardice discovered the rich depths of sherry cask maturation; marrying robust Highland spirit to Spanish cask, a tradition carried forward by The GlenDronach to this day.

James Allardice lived most of his life at Boynsmill House (later re-named Glen House) and was often known to share a dram of his ‘Guid GlenDronach’ with friends and neighbours. This historic home continues to welcome guests at The GlenDronach distillery to this day.

At this time in the early 19 th Century, both sherry and port were popularly enjoyed by Scotland’s gentry and their influence on Single Malt Scotch Whisky is still prominent today. The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years is a marriage of rich Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, with the subtle influence of the finest port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years pays a fitting homage to the distillery’s heritage and the warmth and hospitality of its founder.

The GlenDronach Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie said:

“The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years celebrates the rich heritage of The GlenDronach, with a small number of casks hand-selected to showcase its robust and complex Highland character. I hope whisky travellers will enjoy this rare opportunity to savour the depth of a truly old-style Highland Single Malt. 

Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks express the rich and full-bodied signature style of The GlenDronach, while port casks from the Douro Valley subtly influence the balance of fruit, recognisable in the ‘Valley of the Brambles’. As a complex and supremely balanced Single Malt, The Glendronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years has notes of plum pudding and apricot brandy on the nose, layered with the warmth of nutmeg and quince. Exceedingly rich fruitcake builds on the palate as dates, dried apricots and walnuts are savoured into the long and richly satisfying velvet finish.” 

This rich and complex Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV and as is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, is non-chill filtered and absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it resides.

It will be available to purchase from selected Travel Retail locations from May.

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Notes 

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Burnished copper with a red bramble hue.

Nose: Fruit-led and complex. Plum pudding, cherry stone and apricot brandy with traces of nutmeg and sandalwood tempered by the sweetness of quince.

Taste: Exceedingly rich and fruity with baked apricot, cherry and plum skin in a fruitcake with orange and walnut cream.

Finish: Savour dates, apricot and walnut lingering into the rich velvet finish.

ABV: 46%

RRP: Available from $115, global markets may vary

About The GlenDronach Distillery:

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a full bodied and robust taste, perfect for long maturation in sherry casks. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía.

We continue to work towards mastering the art of sherry cask maturation. Our Highland whiskies are recognized for their deep colour and rich flavour profiles, which range from sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of Oloroso casks. Our distillery has been guarded for nearly 200 years by a parliament of rooks, who love The GlenDronach so much they try to nest in the warehouses. The distillery folk believe that as long as the rooks remain at the distillery, it will be good for the whisky.

For Further Information on The GlenDronach Distillery:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.com

Twitter: @Glendronach

Facebook: /TheGlendronach

Instagram: @glendronach

Glendronach1

SAVOUR WITH TIME, DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

THE GLENDRONACH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. ©2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

©2019 THE GLENDRONACH SCOTCH WHISKY, 46% ALC. BY VOL.

IMPORTED BY BROWN-FORMAN BEVERAGES, LOUISVILLE, KY.

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-glendronach-boynsmill-aged-16-years-launches-as-a-global-travel-retail-exclusive-scotch-whisky-news/

Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Years PX Edition

Redbreast Dream Cask PX edition

Redbreast Dream Cask PX edition

After the excellent Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Years last year, Irish Distillers released a new whiskey this year on World Whisky Day 2019. The new release is the Redbreast Dream Cask 20 Year Old – Pedro Ximénez Edition.

Master Blender Billy Leighton selected four casks, with single pot still whiskey spanning 20 to 33 years of age:

  • a 1998 bourbon barrel re-racked into a PX butt in 2012
  • a 1995 bourbon cask re-racked into an Oloroso butt in 2012
  • a 1985 second-fill bourbon barrel
  • a 1997 second-fill bourbon barrel

All these were originally destined for Rebreast 21 Years, but they were blended and married in a Pedro Ximénez butt, a first for Midleton distillery. It means this year’s Dream Cask was specially designed to have a slightly different profile.

 

 

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Nose: starts on aromatic spices (cinnamon, pepper) with cough sweets, thick molasses and dark fruits underneath. Blackberries, figs, raspberry liqueur. Thyme honey and sweet liquorice. Hints of toffee. Mouth: same feeling. A lot of spice and thick sherry, again with this liqueur-like feel to it. Berries, hints of coffee candy, herbal syrup and agave nectar. Becomes increasingly chocolatey. Clove, leather, hints of tobacco leaves. Cinnamon bark and a peppery bite. Also an earthy side in the end. Finish: dark fruits, chocolate coated walnuts, leather and some drops of Fernet Branca.

The raspberry liqueur and cough sweets pretty much sum it up: much more robust and simply more heavily sherried than last year’s Dream Cask, leaving less room for the naturally bright and slightly tropical Redbreast character in my opinion. A disappointment? Well, surely a good dram on its own but it suffers from the comparison.

Available for € 380 from Redbreast’s members club The Birdhouse. Tune in on Monday 27th May at 3pm local time.

Score: 88/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/irish-whiskey/redbreast-dream-cask-20-years-pedro-ximenez/

New: Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition // Kilbeggan Select Batch

Redbreast Dream Cask - Pedro Ximénez Edition

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Today Redbreast announced its second Dream Cask – Pedro Ximénez Edition. Selected by Master Blender Billy Leighton, its was matured in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks as well as bourbon barrels, all destined for the Redbreast 21. The components were then married and recasked into a Pedro Ximénez seasoned sherry butt (a first for Midleton) for a dream ending.

It is bottled from cask #374932 at 20 years of age. Only 924 bottles (50 cl) will be available for € 380. You’ll be able to buy this from the Birdhouse section on the Redbreast website on Monday 27th May at 3pm.

 

 

Kilbeggan Single Grain Select Batch

Kilbeggan Single Grain Select Batch

Also from Ireland comes a new Kilbeggan Select Batch series, which will feature small batch grain whisky, among the oldest Irish single grains ever released.

The concept label mentions a 17 Year Old from bourbon wood, bottled at approximately 58% ABV but final details may be different.

 

 

Also interesting

Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/whisky-news/redbreast-dream-cask-pedro-ximenez-edition-kilbeggan-select-batch/

INTRODUCING REDBREAST DREAM CASK PEDRO XIMÉNEZ EDITION – Irish Whiskey News

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INTRODUCING REDBREAST DREAM CASK PEDRO XIMÉNEZ EDITION

– New limited edition release offers a fresh take on the classic sherry flavour profile of Redbreast –  

Redbreast Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, marks World Whisky Day 2019 with the launch of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition. Available to purchase exclusively through the Redbreast online members’ club, The Birdhouse, the new Redbreast Dream Cask was created from a vatting of bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks which has been re-casked and finished in a specially selected Pedro Ximénez cask – a first for Redbreast and Midleton Distillery.

Redbreast Dream Cask (Dave McCabe Billy Leighton) (002)

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition is a 20-year-old, single cask single pot still Irish whiskey created by Master Blender, Billy Leighton, in collaboration with Blender, Dave McCabe. The cask represents the coming together of four unique whiskey journeys spanning 20 to 33 years in age, including a rare Pedro Ximénez-matured Irish whiskey, which have been vatted together and married in the Pedro Ximénez butt to offer a unique interpretation of the signature sherry style of the Redbreast range.

The result is a luxuriously smooth and rich Irish whiskey with assertive spices and sweet, ripe fruit that slowly evolves into exotic fruits and berries, reminiscent of the classic Redbreast character. Bottled at 52.2% ABV, 924 bottles of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition will be available through the Redbreast online private members’ club, The Birdhouse, from 3pm on 27th May at the RRP of €380.

Redbreast Dream Cask (Hands) (002)

Redbreast Dream Cask is made up of the following whiskeys, which represent a cross-section of single pot still distillate styles and maturation techniques:

  • Cask 1 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1998, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel and re-casked into a Pedro Ximénez sherry butt in 2012
  • Cask 2 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1995, matured in an ex-bourbon cask and re-casked into an Oloroso sherry butt in 2012
  • Cask 3 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1985 and matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Cask 4 – a single pot still Irish whiskey distilled in 1997 and matured in a second-fill ex-bourbon barrel

Billy Leighton, Redbreast Master Blender, commented on the launch: Rather than try to seek out another extraordinary cask from the Midleton inventory like the inaugural Redbreast Dream Cask, we set out to create a new Redbreast Irish whiskey like you have never tasted before. The coming together of three exceptional casks, originally destined for Redbreast 21, and a rare Pedro Ximénez butt is a first for Midleton, and the careful balance of sweet, spice and sherry flavours offers a new and complex take on the classic Redbreast Christmas cake flavour profile – it’s sure to add an extra cheer to your World Whisky Day celebrations this year!”

 Redbreast Dream Cask (Barrel) (002)

Notes to Editors 

Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition tasting notes, by Head Blender Billy Leighton

Aroma: full rich aroma of liquorice and treacle toffee, giving cover to vanilla sweetness and a concentrate of caramelised dried fruits. Cinnamon and clove acknowledge the presence of the ex-bourbon influence whilst hazelnut and almond nuttiness adds to the complexity delivered by the fine old Pedro Ximénez Butt from Jerez

Taste: A rich viscose mouthful of satisfyingly assertive spices combined with sweet ripe fruit. The liquorice notes slowly evolve to reveal those typical exotic fruits and berries which define the Redbreast style

Finish: Rich and long with those familiar Redbreast berries, slow to fade 

About Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 29 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 7.3m cases in 2018. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 80 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.

Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Power Son, John Jameson Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. Since 2012, we have invested over €250m to double our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products.

We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork and Dublin. 

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of €8,987 million in FY18. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and VinSprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,900 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 86 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics. 

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BenRiach 21 Year Old Temporis

Blend Through the Years – verslag

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul ma, mei 06, 2019 07:13:05

Kijk, oude blends, dat kan zo mooi
zijn. Dus was ik er al de kippen bij om op 1 mei af te zakken naar PROOF in
hartje Gent waar ik, samen met Dearly Beloved en een 16-tal andere proevers,
ging genieten van een leuke line-up.

Timon en Nikkie hadden maar liefst
7 decennia aan blends (en blended malts) in de line-up gestoken voor een
gezellig avondje vergelijken.

De debatten werden geopend met een
oldie uit de late jaren ’50.

Highland Queen 43% – 1950s

De Highland Queen is een blend die
naar Mary, Queen of Scots (oftewel Bloody Mary) is vernoemd. Hij is vandaag de
dag nog steeds te krijgen, maar absoluut niet meer te vergelijken met die van
weleer.

Moutsuikers en appelsien met een
karrenvracht aan karamel en noten op de neus, wat zich voortzette op smaak. Hij
was verrassend vol en bjina romig. Beetje zesty, ook. De lange afdronk bood nog
flink wat ‘zing’. Zoet en pittig en voor mij een erg aangename verrassing.

Red Hills 43% – 1960s

Wat een afschuwelijk lelijke fles.
Maar goed, daar ging het niet om. Deze blend was snoeperig zoet op abrikozen en
wat kersenhout. Op smaak begon hij vlak en waterachtig, maar vanaf de tweede
slok begon hij toch te groeien, als u begrijpt wat ik bedoel. Een topper werd het
echter nooit. De afdronk was kort, maar pittig.

Deze begon slecht, maar viel
uiteindelijk best mee. Hij had alleszins wat tijd nodig. Het restje in mijn
glas was op het eind van de avond wel volledig geur- en smaakloos. Een
niemendalletje.

The Antiquary 12 Year Old 40% – 1970s

De huidige versie van Antiquary
stelt mij flink teleur, maar deze oude versie kon nog genieten van een leuke
samenstelling: Tomatin, Cragganmore, Bowmore, Cambus en Port Dundas. Die twee
laatste graandistilleerderijen zijn ondertussen gesloten en Bowmore levert al
lang niet meer voor deze blend.

Erg fruitige neus op limoen en
banaan, aangevuld met een wit pepertje op smaak. Erg zacht en toegankelijk en
nog springlevend. De lange, warme en zoete afdronk bracht een glimlach op mijn
gezicht. Het aandeel Tomatin in deze oude blend was prominent aanwezig.

Cameron
Cream of the Glen 40% (?) – 1980s

Dit was het mysterie van de avond. Ik
had er nog nooit van gehoord en ook het label bood weinig info. Vreemd genoeg
werd er op het label geen melding gemaakt van het ABV. We vermoeden dan ook dat
het om 40%, maar zekerheid hebben we niet.

Hij was weinigzeggend op de neus in
het begin, maar bloeide na enkele minuten toch een beetje open. Wit fruit,
marsepein, brood. Op smaak kreeg ik een opstoot van geel fruit, nootmuskaat en
kaneel. Erg zoet, zelfs. Een aperitiefje van een nobele onbekende en voor mij
de verrassing van de avond.

Whyte Mackay 22 Year Old 43% – 1990s

Whyte Mackay is natuurlijk
geen onbekende. Met Richard Patterson – The Nose – aan het roer in het
blender’s lab, experimenteert hij maar wat graag met zijn vier malts (Dalmore,
Isle of Jura, Fettercairn en Tamnavulin) en zijn grain (Invergordon). Deze
flink gesherriede 22-jarige blend is één van de resultaten.

Hij stonk een beetje nadat hij net
was geschonken. Jute, hooi, zelfs koeienvlaai was mijn deel. Dat vervloog
relatief langzaam om vervangen te worden door versuikerde chocolade en
rozijnen. Op smaak deed het me eerder denken aan een lichte hoestsiroop met een
karrenvracht aan donkere karamel. De afdronk was middellang en mierzoet.
Helemaal mijn ding niet.

Na een korte pauze kwamen nog twee
toppertjes aan de beurt.

Compass Box Eleuthera 46% – 2000s

Dit was voor mij een erg blij
weezien. Ik herinnerde me deze als erg goed en deed er zelfs een Rambling mee
aan het Louvre in Parijs in 2014. Ik weet het nog goed. Vandaag de dag echter
erg moeilijk nog te vinden, want hij wordt niet meer gemaakt.

Deze blended malt is samengesteld
met Caol Ila, Clynelish en Glenlossie van verschillende leeftijden. Hij was
lekker zoet en rokerig tegelijkertijd met vanille en marshmallows, gerookte ham
op de barbecue, met een zilt randje. Hoewel hij wat licht was op tong, kon hij
qua smaak wederom erg bekoren. Turf, zilt, zoet fruit (appels en mango) met een
pepertje en blaadje munt. Lange, rokerige afdronk. Excellent en wat mij betreft
het beste wat ik vanavond aan de lippen mocht zetten.

Collectivum XXVIII 57.3% – 2010s

Om af te ronden werd deze blended
malt geschonken. De Collectivum XXVIII is een blended malt van alle 28
distilleerderijen van Diageo. Hij verscheen in 2017 in de zogenaamde Special
Releases en wordt volgens mij aardig onderschat.

Aromatische, bijna tropische neus
met wat Turks Fruit, met een mooie waxiness die wellicht aan Clynelish te
danken is. Hij prikkelt de tong zonder te branden, ondanks zij heuse ABV. Wit
fruit, citrusfruit, gember en witte peper. Walnoten, meubelpoets, anijs en
kinine. Wat een mooie, complexe whisky is dit! Een pittige, lange en
bitterzoete afdronk maakt het plaatje compleet.

Wat mij betreft was het een ware
nek-aan-nek race tussen de laatste twee, maar in de foto finish zet ik de
Eleuthera vandaag toch op de eerste plaats. De Highland Queen, waarmee we
vanavond begonnen, kaapt brons weg.

Wat een topavondje, zeg! Die oude
blends kunnen echt heel erg aangenaam verrassen. Moeten we nog eens doen!

May the Malt be with you!

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BenRiach 21 Year Old Temporis

Blend Through the Years – verslag

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul ma, mei 06, 2019 07:13:05

Kijk, oude blends, dat kan zo mooi
zijn. Dus was ik er al de kippen bij om op 1 mei af te zakken naar PROOF in
hartje Gent waar ik, samen met Dearly Beloved en een 16-tal andere proevers,
ging genieten van een leuke line-up.

Timon en Nikkie hadden maar liefst
7 decennia aan blends (en blended malts) in de line-up gestoken voor een
gezellig avondje vergelijken.

De debatten werden geopend met een
oldie uit de late jaren ’50.

Highland Queen 43% – 1950s

De Highland Queen is een blend die
naar Mary, Queen of Scots (oftewel Bloody Mary) is vernoemd. Hij is vandaag de
dag nog steeds te krijgen, maar absoluut niet meer te vergelijken met die van
weleer.

Moutsuikers en appelsien met een
karrenvracht aan karamel en noten op de neus, wat zich voortzette op smaak. Hij
was verrassend vol en bjina romig. Beetje zesty, ook. De lange afdronk bood nog
flink wat ‘zing’. Zoet en pittig en voor mij een erg aangename verrassing.

Red Hills 43% – 1960s

Wat een afschuwelijk lelijke fles.
Maar goed, daar ging het niet om. Deze blend was snoeperig zoet op abrikozen en
wat kersenhout. Op smaak begon hij vlak en waterachtig, maar vanaf de tweede
slok begon hij toch te groeien, als u begrijpt wat ik bedoel. Een topper werd het
echter nooit. De afdronk was kort, maar pittig.

Deze begon slecht, maar viel
uiteindelijk best mee. Hij had alleszins wat tijd nodig. Het restje in mijn
glas was op het eind van de avond wel volledig geur- en smaakloos. Een
niemendalletje.

The Antiquary 12 Year Old 40% – 1970s

De huidige versie van Antiquary
stelt mij flink teleur, maar deze oude versie kon nog genieten van een leuke
samenstelling: Tomatin, Cragganmore, Bowmore, Cambus en Port Dundas. Die twee
laatste graandistilleerderijen zijn ondertussen gesloten en Bowmore levert al
lang niet meer voor deze blend.

Erg fruitige neus op limoen en
banaan, aangevuld met een wit pepertje op smaak. Erg zacht en toegankelijk en
nog springlevend. De lange, warme en zoete afdronk bracht een glimlach op mijn
gezicht. Het aandeel Tomatin in deze oude blend was prominent aanwezig.

Cameron
Cream of the Glen 40% (?) – 1980s

Dit was het mysterie van de avond. Ik
had er nog nooit van gehoord en ook het label bood weinig info. Vreemd genoeg
werd er op het label geen melding gemaakt van het ABV. We vermoeden dan ook dat
het om 40%, maar zekerheid hebben we niet.

Hij was weinigzeggend op de neus in
het begin, maar bloeide na enkele minuten toch een beetje open. Wit fruit,
marsepein, brood. Op smaak kreeg ik een opstoot van geel fruit, nootmuskaat en
kaneel. Erg zoet, zelfs. Een aperitiefje van een nobele onbekende en voor mij
de verrassing van de avond.

Whyte Mackay 22 Year Old 43% – 1990s

Whyte Mackay is natuurlijk
geen onbekende. Met Richard Patterson – The Nose – aan het roer in het
blender’s lab, experimenteert hij maar wat graag met zijn vier malts (Dalmore,
Isle of Jura, Fettercairn en Tamnavulin) en zijn grain (Invergordon). Deze
flink gesherriede 22-jarige blend is één van de resultaten.

Hij stonk een beetje nadat hij net
was geschonken. Jute, hooi, zelfs koeienvlaai was mijn deel. Dat vervloog
relatief langzaam om vervangen te worden door versuikerde chocolade en
rozijnen. Op smaak deed het me eerder denken aan een lichte hoestsiroop met een
karrenvracht aan donkere karamel. De afdronk was middellang en mierzoet.
Helemaal mijn ding niet.

Na een korte pauze kwamen nog twee
toppertjes aan de beurt.

Compass Box Eleuthera 46% – 2000s

Dit was voor mij een erg blij
weezien. Ik herinnerde me deze als erg goed en deed er zelfs een Rambling mee
aan het Louvre in Parijs in 2014. Ik weet het nog goed. Vandaag de dag echter
erg moeilijk nog te vinden, want hij wordt niet meer gemaakt.

Deze blended malt is samengesteld
met Caol Ila, Clynelish en Glenlossie van verschillende leeftijden. Hij was
lekker zoet en rokerig tegelijkertijd met vanille en marshmallows, gerookte ham
op de barbecue, met een zilt randje. Hoewel hij wat licht was op tong, kon hij
qua smaak wederom erg bekoren. Turf, zilt, zoet fruit (appels en mango) met een
pepertje en blaadje munt. Lange, rokerige afdronk. Excellent en wat mij betreft
het beste wat ik vanavond aan de lippen mocht zetten.

Collectivum XXVIII 57.3% – 2010s

Om af te ronden werd deze blended
malt geschonken. De Collectivum XXVIII is een blended malt van alle 28
distilleerderijen van Diageo. Hij verscheen in 2017 in de zogenaamde Special
Releases en wordt volgens mij aardig onderschat.

Aromatische, bijna tropische neus
met wat Turks Fruit, met een mooie waxiness die wellicht aan Clynelish te
danken is. Hij prikkelt de tong zonder te branden, ondanks zij heuse ABV. Wit
fruit, citrusfruit, gember en witte peper. Walnoten, meubelpoets, anijs en
kinine. Wat een mooie, complexe whisky is dit! Een pittige, lange en
bitterzoete afdronk maakt het plaatje compleet.

Wat mij betreft was het een ware
nek-aan-nek race tussen de laatste twee, maar in de foto finish zet ik de
Eleuthera vandaag toch op de eerste plaats. De Highland Queen, waarmee we
vanavond begonnen, kaapt brons weg.

Wat een topavondje, zeg! Die oude
blends kunnen echt heel erg aangenaam verrassen. Moeten we nog eens doen!

May the Malt be with you!

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