Finalists Announced in Inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards – Scotch Whisky News

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Finalists Announced in Inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards

The finalists in the first annual Scottish Whisky Awards have been announced with 52 companies and 97 Scotch whiskies progressing to finalist stage in the new national competition.

The awards cover both taste and business performance and were judged last month by a highly experienced judging panel consisting of some of the world’s foremost experts in the business of Scotch.

Whiskies were assessed by a 32-strong judging panel from the UK, mainland Europe and Asia as part of a wide-scale blind tasting managed by the international sensory management consultancy, Cara Technology.

Five distilleries have been selected for the ultimate award of the competition, The Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year. Craigellachie Distillery, GlenAllachie Distillery, Glen Scotia Distillery, Highland Park Distillery and Loch Lomond Distillery have been selected following a rigorous judging process which combined performance in business categories and the marks from the blind tasting,

Chair of the judging panel, Alan Wolstenholme, who also chairs the Scottish Distillers Association, commented;

“The Scottish Whisky Awards has now established itself as a robust and highly regarded competition which has a significant role to play in the Scotch whisky industry.

“Congratulations to all our finalists who have progressed and many thanks to the judges who have been submitting marks from around the world which ensures that we have drawn on some of the best insight and experience available.

“Scotch is the most important industry in Scotland; we have a unique and untouchable history and heritage.  We look forward to helping promote the success of our finalist businesses at home and abroad in the coming months.”

The awards are supported by commercial sponsors including Shawbrook Bank and Bruce Stevenson.

Kevin Boyd, Managing Director at Shawbrook Bank commented;

“At Shawbrook Bank, we are proud to play a part in supporting the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards which offers a fantastic platform for blenders, bottlers and distillers to be recognised at both national and international level.  We congratulate all of the finalists and look forward to celebrating everything that is great about Scotch in September.”

Graeme Dempster, Account Executive at Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers commented;

“Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers are delighted to sponsor the prestigious Best Newcomer category in the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards. It is terrific to see sustained growth in the Scotch Whisky sector and we congratulate all finalists in this year’s competition and wish them the best of luck.”

The winners will be announced at the Scottish Whisky Awards dinner and celebration on Thursday 5 September 2019 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. Finalists businesses are reserved places for purchase until Friday 12th July 2019 when tickets go on general release.

The awards, created by the PR and Events company KDMedia, are also a fundraising vehicle for The BEN, the Benevolent Society of the Licensed Trade of Scotland and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, set up by rugby legend Doddie Weir to help improve the lives of those affected by Motor Neuron Disease.

View 2019 Finalists

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/finalists-announced-in-inaugural-scottish-whisky-awards-scotch-whisky-news/

Wemyss Malts add two new Highland malt whiskies to their Family Collection range – Scotch Whisky News

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Wemyss Malts add two new Highland malt whiskies to their Family Collection range

Family run whisky makers Wemyss Malts have released two additional bottlings into its Family Collection range of blended Scotch malt whiskies and have named them ‘Blooming Gorse’ and ‘Flaming Feast’ after the flavours found in each whisky.

Both malt whiskies have been crafted from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks which were sourced by Isabella Wemyss and filled under her supervision. Years later, the mature whisky casks were selected by famed whisky writer Charlie Maclean and the Wemyss Malts team only when the spirit and casks had reached absolute balance and harmony, ready for crafting into exceptional blended malt whiskies.

‘Blooming Gorse’ is the third release of the Wemyss Family Collection range. It is a combination of two Highland single malts matured in a total of fifteen 1st fill ex-bourbon barrels and 1st fill ex-bourbon hogsheads. Blooming Gorse is a malty and floral Highland Scotch whisky with the fresh notes of coconut, gorse flowers and vanilla. 6900 bottles have been produced.

‘Flaming Feast’ created as the fourth release of the Wemyss Family Collection range, is a combination of fifteen casks from two smoky single malt distilleries from the east Highlands and west coast, Inner Hebrides. Contrasting sweet and maritime smokes, as well as maturation in either 1st fill bourbon barrels or spicy de-charred and re-charred American oak casks lead to a mouth-watering and complex whisky. The 6000 bottle release of Flaming Feast is noted for a complex mix of sweet and savoury smoke, heather-honey and wood spice.

Each Wemyss Family Collection release focuses on a specific influence that impacts Scotch malt whisky, be it regional, spirit style or cask effect. For these two releases The Wemyss Malts blenders decided to focus on the Highland region for these twin releases, as whisky blender and Wemyss Malts brand manager Steven Shand explains:

 “The brief we set for these blended malts was to really illustrate the diversity of Highland malt whisky and show that there really is no one Highland regional style. Casks selected for the Family Collection are always very well balanced with active oak therefore the recipes were purposely kept simple. We selected casks from only a few single malt varieties for each blend to find complementing flavours that establish depth and complexity once combined and left to marry.”

Both blended malts are bottled non chill-filtered, in their natural colour and are 46% abv. They are presented in screen printed 70cl bottles with a striking charcoal and copper detailed gift carton.

Wemyss Family Collection; Blooming Gorse and Flaming Feast will be available initially  to Wemyss Malts Cask Club members and then in June from selected retailers in the UK, EU and Asian markets with suggested retail prices of £46 and £48 respectively.

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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.
  • Blooming Gorse and Flaming Feast join the Wemyss Family Collection range with previous releases being Vanilla Burst and Treacle Chest in 2017. 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

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/wemyss-malts-add-two-new-highland-malt-whiskies-to-their-family-collection-range-scotch-whisky-news/

Two Great Distilleries Prove Their Mastery with an Inspired Bourbon at K&L California – American Whiskey News

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Two Great Distilleries Prove Their Mastery with an Inspired Bourbon
Legent Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey ($44.99)

“Just as you’d expect from Beam and Suntory bringing their great whisky heads together— incredible Kentucky bourbon in the elegant and sophisticated Japanese profile. A home-run hit with a cool concept and perfect execution.” —Andrew Whiteley, KL NorCal Spirits Buyer

One of the most exciting projects in the whiskey world of late has been Beam Suntory looking to bring together their expertise from East and West in a single project. Legent, a Bourbon that blends the unique traditions of these two distillers, is every bit as good as one might imagine. This divine dram begins with a four year Bourbon crafted by none other than Beam’s Master Distiller, Fred Noe. A small portion of the final blend is aged in a combination of sherry and red wine casks, adding impressive range and complexity. Building on this excellent foundation, Suntory’s fifth-generation Chief Blender, Shunji Fukuyo, then adds reserves from Beam’s vast collection of older Kentucky Straight Bourbons. The result is a bottling that is as ethereal as it is delicious. Simply put, it is an all-American Bourbon with the elegance and refinement of Japanese whisky—a truly magical combination. As the staff notes below will attest, this one-of-a-kind whiskey far outperforms its modest price and constitutes one of the better buys we’ve encountered in 2019. We were fortunate to receive a solid allocation, but once word gets out just how good it is, it is destined to sell out in a flash.

Legent Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: June 27, 2019

Generally “innovative” in the bourbon industry is a shield word for an experiment gone wrong. Not so in this case! Beam Suntory, one of the world’s most important drinks companies, is in a unique position through ownership of two of the most important brands in two of the hottest categories in the spirits world – bourbon and Japanese whisky. A quick coating of your glass with Legent and you’ll fill the room (or cubicle in my case) with robust cinnamon, sweet dried fruits, caramel, candied popcorn, vanilla, and a smooth sense of calm. The 47% ABV is just perfection for sipping neat. The judicious use of sherry and red wine casks on only a fraction of the whisky adds complexity without overpowering the inherent bourbon-ness of the spirit. Just as you’d expect from Beam and Suntory bringing their great whisky heads together – incredible Kentucky bourbon in the elegant and sophisticated Japanese profile. A home-run hit with a cool concept and perfect execution.

Neal Fischer | KL Staff Member | Review Date: June 18, 2019

Generally “innovative” in the bourbon industry is a shield word for an experiment gone wrong. Not so in this case! Beam Suntory, one of the world’s most important drinks companies, is in a unique position through ownership of two of the most important brands in two of the hottest categories in the spirits world – bourbon and Japanese whisky. A quick coating of your glass with Legent and you’ll fill the room (or cubicle in my case) with robust cinnamon, sweet dried fruits, caramel, candied popcorn, vanilla, and a smooth sense of calm. The 47% ABV is just perfection for sipping neat. The judicious use of sherry and red wine casks on only a fraction of the whisky adds complexity without overpowering the inherent bourbon-ness of the spirit. Just as you’d expect from Beam and Suntory bringing their great whisky heads together – incredible Kentucky bourbon in the elegant and sophisticated Japanese profile. A home-run hit with a cool concept and perfect execution.

Jackson Lee | KL Staff Member | Review Date: March 26, 2019

The power of suggestion can be extremely influential, so when I heard about this new Beam Suntory project, of course I had predetermined thoughts on what it might taste like. A bourbon blended by a Japanese blender, like a beautiful Venn Diagram combining the flavors of bourbon with the preferences of a Japanese palate. It’s two worlds I thought would never cross, but they did. And it works. On the nose, you get the big, expressive aspects of bourbon with red cherries, candy corn, and dried plums, but then there’s a sherry and marzipan note that kicks in and is reminiscent of an older scotch. The palate has a silky smooth texture with wood tannins drying out at the end. Notes of dried orchard fruits mingle with cocoa powder and orange blossom honey. There’s a soft elegance throughout the dram that captures (in my mind) what people want and look for in a good Japanese whisky. As a huge fan of both Japanese and American whiskies, I can say this one absolutely did not disappoint.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/two-great-distilleries-prove-their-mastery-with-an-inspired-bourbon-at-kl-california-american-whiskey-news/

Discover BenRiach Batch 16 At The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

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BenRiach have just released Batch 16 of their highly regarded bottling program, showcasing the rich depth of character inside their Speyside warehouses. Batch 16 brings 24 different casks, hand-selected by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie. This batch contains 18 unpeated and 8 peated liquids in different cask types; Tokaji wine, oloroso sherry, pedro ximénez, port, claret, madeira, sauternes, virgin oak, South African red wine, Jamaican rum, rioja, Sicilian Marsala, and bourbon.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/06/discover-benriach-batch-16-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

Mortlach 16 Year Old (2019 bottling)

Another review of the Mortlach 16 Year Old already? It has only been four months since I reviewed the relaunched ‘Distiller’s Dram’.

Exactly, and the reason is this: I was picking up reports from people who bought a bottle based on my review, after trying it in a store and going online to buy it. However they got a different batch bottled in 2019 and it turned out far less impressive.

That is not uncommon: batches of wide-scale whisky expressions are usually a couple of thousand bottles and although a good master blender will try hard to match the initial profile, sometimes this doesn’t quite work out. Batch variation is no issue if you’re mentioning the batch number (e.g. GlenDronach Cask Strength or Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength) but most of the time you’ll have to puzzle out the bottling reference on the glass of the bottle. The barcode is not enough, as this will not change.

 

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Mortlach 16 Year Old - 2019 Batch L9

Often distilleries are making a special effort when launching a new expression. GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch #1 and Bowmore Tempest Batch #1 were clearly better than subsequent batches. The Lagavulin 8 Years 200th Anniversary was also better than the wide-scale release. They use the first raving reviews to create a demand and start adding lesser casks afterwards. It’s not always the case, but a well-known strategy nonetheless.

I sometimes receive samples from distilleries and I’m buying a lot of them as 3cl samples from websites, which often makes it impossible to get the bottling code. That’s problematic at times, but obviously as a consumer you’re pretty much in the same position if you’re buying whisky online: the batch is rarely mentioned. Something to keep in the back of your head at all times. The only ones able to solve this problem are the distilleries. Batch numbers on all releases please, thank you. Or work on consistency of course.

So this is Mortlach 16 Years again. My first review was based on a sample bought from The Whisky Exchange in January, soon after the rebranded range was launched in Europe. I assume this was the first batch with a bottling code L8xxxDMxxx (if you have the exact code, let me know… I think it could be L8283DM004). Today I’m trying the recent batch with bottling code L9016DM001. There is an even later batch L9107DM001 as well.

 

 

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Nose: oh, I see. Certainly less elegant, also more typically Mortlach I have to add. Far more bulky, meaty sherry, with lots of caramel toffee and a bit of milk chocolate. This tends to be quite overpowering, it’s missing the bright berry notes and the polished oak which added depth in the L8. More on the spiced woody side with less of the bright fruitiness. Mouth: now simply more malty notes. Again more on the darker side of the spectrum. Toffee, butterscotch, hints of roasted barley (stout) and milk chocolate. Less oranges and figs, less structure and depth. Finish: medium, with more chocolate and oak.

More toffee, chocolate and wood throughout, less of the bright fruitiness which added depth and complexity in the first release. This is less impressive indeed and it’s closer to the range Mortlach had before the 2018 make-over. Bummer. Many thanks for the sample, Olivier, and for bringing this to my attention.

Score: 83/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/mortlach/mortlach-16-years-2019-batch-l9/

FINLAGGAN EILEAN MOR and SMOKESTACK SILVER WINNERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 2019 – Scotch Whisky News

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FINLAGGAN EILEAN MOR and SMOKESTACK
SILVER WINNERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 2019

The Vintage Malt Whisky are delighted to announce that Finlaggan Eilean Mor Islay Single Malt Whisky and SmokeStack Blended Malt Scotch Whisky have both been awarded a SILVER MEDAL at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019. Both Finlaggan Eilean Mor and SmokeStack passed scrupulous blind tasting by a world renowned expert panel of specialist judges. They beat strong competition to win the prestigious accolade of SILVER. The quality of our brands’ craftsmanship and liquid is reflected in this great result.

Finlaggan Eilean Mor with a sweet peat smoke nose, full bodied spicy palate and a smoky, long drying finish is a worthy Silver winner and a superb member of our Finlaggan range of Islay malts.

SmokeStack is a peaty blend from quality Islay and Highland casks. A peat lover’s dream with vanilla and ginger on the nose, lemon and honey palate and long smoky finish. SmokeStack has now won several awards which is testament to the quality and consistency of the liquid and the skill of our Blender.

VMW Chairman Brian Crook said “I am immensely proud that our latest release, Smokestack, has been recognised two years in a row for its great balance and smoky taste with a silver medal. Well done to the Vintage Malt Whisky team”.

Awards Organiser Justin Smith said: “The ISC grows every year, with producers entering a diverse mix of spirits from across the globe, looking to benchmark their spirit at the very highest level”.

“Winning awards is a great feeling, but winning in the prestigious ISC always has a special feel. Here at VMW we strive to create high quality drams at accessible prices and our brands continue to grow in popularity with whisky lovers around the world. We are absolutely thrilled to have won Silver for both Finlaggan Eilean Mor and SmokeStack” said MD Andrew Crook.

For the Tasting Awards, a highly controlled operation is held over fifteen days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. Samples are delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting. Each judge assesses products according to their age, region and variety which is then determined by the entrant and verified by the chairman. Such a precise judging process has provided the basis of the strong reputation the ISC has established for rewarding quality and celebrating excellence.

Full results have been released and published on the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) website, www.internationalspiritschallenge.com with the full list of medal winners to be published in the ISC annual results magazine in August.
For further information on any of our brands or images please contact kim@vintagemaltwhisky.com or visit our website www.vintagemaltwhisky.com

NOTES 

For a full list of categories and sub categories, visit here

About the Awards Winning an ISC award is indeed an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from our expert panel of specialist judges. The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. The ISC recognises key areas of the industry: Tasting and Design Packaging. For further information about the awards, please contact the International Spirits Challenge team at isc@drinksint.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/06/finlaggan-eilean-mor-and-smokestack-silver-winners-at-the-international-spirits-challenge-2019-scotch-whisky-news/

FINLAGGAN EILEAN MOR and SMOKESTACK SILVER WINNERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 2019 – Scotch Whisky News

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FINLAGGAN EILEAN MOR and SMOKESTACK
SILVER WINNERS AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 2019

The Vintage Malt Whisky are delighted to announce that Finlaggan Eilean Mor Islay Single Malt Whisky and SmokeStack Blended Malt Scotch Whisky have both been awarded a SILVER MEDAL at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019. Both Finlaggan Eilean Mor and SmokeStack passed scrupulous blind tasting by a world renowned expert panel of specialist judges. They beat strong competition to win the prestigious accolade of SILVER. The quality of our brands’ craftsmanship and liquid is reflected in this great result.

Finlaggan Eilean Mor with a sweet peat smoke nose, full bodied spicy palate and a smoky, long drying finish is a worthy Silver winner and a superb member of our Finlaggan range of Islay malts.

SmokeStack is a peaty blend from quality Islay and Highland casks. A peat lover’s dream with vanilla and ginger on the nose, lemon and honey palate and long smoky finish. SmokeStack has now won several awards which is testament to the quality and consistency of the liquid and the skill of our Blender.

VMW Chairman Brian Crook said “I am immensely proud that our latest release, Smokestack, has been recognised two years in a row for its great balance and smoky taste with a silver medal. Well done to the Vintage Malt Whisky team”.

Awards Organiser Justin Smith said: “The ISC grows every year, with producers entering a diverse mix of spirits from across the globe, looking to benchmark their spirit at the very highest level”.

“Winning awards is a great feeling, but winning in the prestigious ISC always has a special feel. Here at VMW we strive to create high quality drams at accessible prices and our brands continue to grow in popularity with whisky lovers around the world. We are absolutely thrilled to have won Silver for both Finlaggan Eilean Mor and SmokeStack” said MD Andrew Crook.

For the Tasting Awards, a highly controlled operation is held over fifteen days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. Samples are delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting. Each judge assesses products according to their age, region and variety which is then determined by the entrant and verified by the chairman. Such a precise judging process has provided the basis of the strong reputation the ISC has established for rewarding quality and celebrating excellence.

Full results have been released and published on the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) website, www.internationalspiritschallenge.com with the full list of medal winners to be published in the ISC annual results magazine in August.
For further information on any of our brands or images please contact kim@vintagemaltwhisky.com or visit our website www.vintagemaltwhisky.com

NOTES 

For a full list of categories and sub categories, visit here

About the Awards Winning an ISC award is indeed an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from our expert panel of specialist judges. The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. The ISC recognises key areas of the industry: Tasting and Design Packaging. For further information about the awards, please contact the International Spirits Challenge team at isc@drinksint.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/06/finlaggan-eilean-mor-and-smokestack-silver-winners-at-the-international-spirits-challenge-2019-scotch-whisky-news/

Bunnahabhain Masterclass now on sale at The Whisky Show – Scotch Whisky News

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BUNNAHABHAIN MASTERCLASS

Join senior blender Dr Kirstie McCallum for a tasting covering not only the latest wave of brand-new bottlings from the Islay favourite, but also something deep from the archives – the Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old.

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THE NEW WAVE OF BUNNAHABHAIN
with Dr Kirstie McCallum
Sunday 29 September, 1pm-1.45pm
£60

Bunnahabhain, one of Islay’s most celebrated distilleries, is undergoing a major refurbishment. In celebration, senior blender Dr Kirstie McCallum will be giving us the inside track on the distillery through current bottlings and two brand-new, as-yet-unreleased limited editions.

THE LINE-UP
Bunnahabhain Stiuireadair
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
Bunnahabhain 2007 Port Finish Limited Release
Bunnahabhain 2007 Brandy Finish Limited Release
Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

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Please note: you must also have a Sunday ticket to Whisky Show to attend this class.

SHOW DETAILS
28-29 SEPTEMBER 2019
11.30AM – 6.30PM

Old Billingsgate
1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/06/bunnahabhain-masterclass-now-on-sale-at-the-whisky-show-scotch-whisky-news/

SMOKEHEAD ‘TAKE OVER’ THE BLACK CAT – Scotch Whisky News

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SMOKEHEAD ‘TAKE OVER’ THE BLACK CAT

WHAT: Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky will be throwing a one-off night that’s not for everyone at The Black Cat in Edinburgh. A high voltage folk music session kicks off from 9:30pm as well as a fiery show from Beltane organiser Lasadh at 10pm. Smokehead serves will be on offer throughout the night, including a Smokey Bloody Mary, Smokey Caipirinha and Smokehead Irn Bru reduction Old Fashioned.

WHY: Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky has teamed up with renowned global biking sensation Tyler Lunceford, challenging him to create his boldest motorcycle ever. US born, he recently moved to Edinburgh and opened a workshop in Leith, and will produce a custom Ducati for Smokehead. The project is at the halfway point (let’s celebrate at the Black Cat) and will run until September 2019, when the finished model, ‘The Smoker’, will be unleashed: https://www.smokehead.com/the-refinery Tyler will be in attendance on the night.

HOW: Smokehead is not for everyone, but this event is open to everyone.

WHEN: The event is on Thursday, June 20th 2019 at 9pm – 1am

WHERE: The Black Cat, 168 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4BA

Please drink responsibly. www.drinkaware.co.uk

The Black Cat Facebook event

https://www.facebook.com/events/449338142558856/

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f: www.facebook.com/smokeheadwhisky

i: www.instagram.com/smokeheadwhisky

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NOTES 

About Smokehead:

  • Smokehead is an Islay Single Malt Whisky and has been given a bold new look by Ian Macleod Distillers.
  • Originally launched in 2006, Smokehead has been labelled the wild one of Single Malt Whisky and is not for everyone.
  • Award-winning premium Scotch whisky that has an attitude-led positioning and heavily peated taste. 

About Ian Macleod Distillers:

  • Established in 1933, Ian Macleod Distillers is one of Scotland’s leading independent, family-owned distillers, blenders and bottlers.
  • Ian Macleod Distillers is the world’s 10th largest Scotch Whisky company, producing and selling over 15 million bottles of spirits every year.
  • Ian Macleod Distillers has built up an enviable portfolio of premium quality spirits and is proud brand proprietor of Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Rosebank and Smokehead Scotch whiskies and Edinburgh Gin to name but a few.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/06/smokehead-take-over-the-black-cat-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Show “Dalmore & Sherry masterclass now on sale” – Scotch Whisky news

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DALMORE MASTERCLASS ON SALE

A must for all sherry-heads – our latest masterclass is now on sale. Join Dalmore master blender Richard Paterson and Gonzalez Byass head winemaker Antonio Flores for an hour of whisky and sherry heaven.

Dalmore and Sherry: a Cask Made in Heaven

with Dalmore master blender Richard Paterson and Gonzalez Byass head winemaker Antonio Flores
Sunday 29 September, 3pm-4pm

£70

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Join master blender Richard Paterson and Gonzales Byass head winemaker Antonio Flores on a journey of the cask. Discover what makes a sherry casks so special by tasting Dalmore whiskies alongside the sherries that once filled the casks in which they were matured.

The Line-up

Dalmore 1994
Gonzalez Byass Anada 1994 Palo Cortado
Dalmore 1997
Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Palo Cortado 30yo
Dalmore 1991
Gonzalez Byass Noe Pedro Ximénez 20yo
Dalmore 40yo
Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Oloroso 30yo

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Please note: you must also have a Sunday ticket to Whisky Show to attend this class.

Show Details
28-29 SEPTEMBER 2019
11.30AM – 6.30PMOld Billingsgate
1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/06/the-whisky-show-dalmore-sherry-masterclass-now-on-sale-scotch-whisky-news/