Mature Scotch Closeouts: Glenturret 30 & 34, Speyside (Glenfarclas) 40 & 41 at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

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Once in a blue moon, we are approached by one of our Scotch suppliers with a deal that’s simply too good to pass up. This is one of those occasions. Looking to move some inventory, Alexander Murray presented us with this quartet of mature whiskys at prices we simply couldn’t believe. As an independent bottler, Alexander Murray is well known for serving up some of the best values in the whisky biz, but this set takes things to another level entirely. We love opportunities such as this, as it enables us to offer some truly special whiskys to a much broader audience. We urge you to scroll below for the full details on these remarkable drams, as each possesses a personality and character that’s all its own. These are exactly the kind of whiskys that collectors search for far and wide. As you might expect, quantities are exceptionally limited and demand will be high, so you definitely don’t want to sit on your hands for this one.

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1986 Glenturret 30 Year Old “Alexander Murray” Cask Strength Small Batch Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $230) ($149.99)

After years of absolutely nobody ever asking about Glenturret, it’s suddenly become a place of serious intrigue. We hadn’t seen a good cask of Turret since 2015, but this year we received a massive sherry bomb from Old Particular, which was easily one of the best values we bottled all year. Then we get word their owners, the Edrington Group, are looking to sell the distillery after years in the shadows of their other two properties, Macallan and Highland Park. The spiritual home of the Famous Grouse blend, Glenturret is not Scotland’s most luxurious, but it does boast one of the oldest histories of distillation in Scotland. They claim that illicit distillation was occurring on the site in Crief as far back as 1717. The distillery buildings are hidden below the road and guarded by a large copper grouse. The small distillery boasts only 2 stills and produces less than 350 thousand liters of spirit a year. Compare that to the more than 8 million being made at Macallan and you can see why Edrington felt they wouldn’t miss the little guy. Ultimately, the Highland distillery produces a very solid spirit and when we can offer old cask strength Turret for a great price, we’ll always say yes. This small batch is drawn from three refill hogsheads and bottled at cask strength without chill filtration or coloring of any kind.

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1984 Glenturret 34 Year Old “Alexander Murray” Cask Strength Small Batch Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $250) ($179.99)

The underappreciated Glenturret Distillery isn’t on most single malt drinkers’ radar, but their position as one of the component whiskies to the popular Famous Grouse blend means they don’t have to be. They haven’t marketed any distillery bottlings in the States and the demand for the blend has meant very little makes it out to the independent bottlers. But our friends at Alexander Murray have had good success with bottling large volumes of malt for big box retailers and that’s allowed them access to some exceptional stocks at very reasonable prices. As they become more comfortable with bottling products at cask strength and marketing them to specialty retailers like KL, we find more and more exceptional products that we can work with. This wonderful 34-year-old single malt is a perfect example. Originally priced to sell upwards of $300, the final bits of this need to move out of the warehouse so they’ve offered us an exceptional deal for the whole lot. While this one doesn’t have the power or intensity of the 30 year, it shows more complexity and tons of nuance. It’s very rare that we see even mediocre single malt at cask strength of this age for anywhere close to these prices, but almost unheard of from a relatively rare distillery like Turret. If this is the kind of product we continue to see from Alexander Murray, you can expect to see a lot more of it on the shelf in the future.

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1972 Speyside (Glenfarclas) 40 Year Old “Alexander Murray” Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $700) ($474.99)

There has been wild speculation about where these outrageous 40-year-old single malts from Alexander Murray have come from. While many have speculated that these are from Glen Grant or Glenlivet, one little taste will tell a different story. And indeed, the supplier has confirmed, that while they are legally prohibited from revealing the source of this special whisky, it is from what some consider to be the FINEST Speyside whisky distillery in Scotland. That special, independently-owned plant on the road between Ballindaloch and Aberlour is a darling of many. Famous for big bold sherry, their single vintage family casks have become extremely expensive. So we were very surprised to hear that our friends at Alexander Murray had secured some older stocks, which they bottled way back in 2012-13. They’ve been trickling out to the market as people catch wind of their provenance and that they were well worth the extremely high prices that were originally asked. Some of the softest, roundest malt we’ve ever seen, there’s little opportunity to explore malt this old at anywhere close to this price. The only serious complaint is that it was bottled at 40%, which is a sacrifice we can live with, considering distillery bottlings from this vintage can cost several thousand dollars. It might not be the big, powerful sherry bomb that some aficionados expect, but it is easily the best 40-year-old malt $500 can buy.

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1972 Speyside (Glenfarclas) 41 Year Old “Alexander Murray” Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $800) ($499.99)

There has been wild speculation about where these outrageous 40-year-old single malts from Alexander Murray have come from. While many have speculated that these are from Glen Grant or Glenlivet, one little taste will tell a different story. And indeed, the supplier has confirmed, that while they are legally prohibited from revealing the source of this special whisky, it is from what some consider to be the FINEST Speyside whisky distillery in Scotland. That special independently owned plant on the road between Ballindaloch and Aberlour is a darling of many. Famous for big bold sherry, their single vintage family casks have become extremely expensive. So we were very surprised to hear that our friends at Alexander Murray had secured some older stocks, which they bottled way back in 2012-13, . They’ve been trickling out to the market as people catch wind of their provenance and well worth the extremely high prices that were originally asked. Some of the softest, roundest malt we’ve ever seen, there’s opportunity to explore malt this old at anywhere close to this price. The only serious complaint is that it was bottled at 40%, which is a sacrifice we can live with considering distillery bottlings from this vintage can cost several thousand dollars. It might not be the big powerful sherry bomb that some aficionados expect, but it is easily the best 40-year-old malt $500 can buy.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/mature-scotch-closeouts-glenturret-30-34-speyside-glenfarclas-40-41-at-kl-california-scotch-whisky-news/

Whisky Tasting Diploma Launched by Edinburgh Whisky Academy – Scotch Whisky News

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Whisky Tasting Diploma Launched by Edinburgh Whisky Academy

Whisky enthusiasts, brand ambassadors, whisky and hospitality professionals and sommeliers are set to benefit from the Edinburgh Whisky Academy’s latest course – a Diploma in the Art of Tasting Whisky.

Fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the one-day course will offer candidates the chance to learn about the human olfactory system, flavour development and the influence of oak in the whisky-making process. Odour recognition tests will challenge them to recognise different smells and each participant will be taught a variety of different assessment techniques to boost their flavour recognition and flavour description skills. They will learn about the role of wood in the development of whisky flavour, including the different reactions that take place during maturation.  Candidates will also test a variety of differently-aged spirits and whiskies before moving on to learn about flavour manipulation.

The Diploma is the third whisky course to be launched by the Edinburgh Whisky Academy, which has provided training for some of Scotland’s top distillers and hospitality providers, including Ian Macleod Distillers, Chivas Brothers, Edrington, Montpeliers, and Whyte Mackay.

The business was founded by Managing Director, Kirsty McKerrow, who worked as the Swedish brand ambassador for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, among other whisky labels. Her family is steeped in whisky heritage; her forefathers starting Mackinlay’s whisky in 1815.  She established the Edinburgh Whisky Academy in 2015 to fill what, she felt, was a vital gap in the Scotch Whisky education market.

Managing Director, Kirsty McKerrow said; “When I started out as a brand ambassador, despite growing up surrounding by whisky heritage, I would have loved to have access to the more in-depth information that we now provide on our courses, which I know would have greatly helped me in my work.  Whisky is an incredibly complex spirit, with legions of fans across the globe, who have a desire to learn more about the whisky-making craft. This latest course will help whisky professionals and those involved in the hospitality industry to gain the knowledge that can help them deliver a richer whisky experience for their customers, and also offers enthusiasts the chance to delve deep into their favourite topic.”

Other courses offered by the Edinburgh Whisky Academy include the Introduction to Whisky Certificate, an online course aimed at whisky industry professionals, retailers, distributors, tour guides, hospitality staff and enthusiasts who perhaps can’t visit Scotland.  The Academy’s Diploma in Single Malt Whisky is the only one of its kind and offers a fully SQA-accredited qualification for brand ambassadors, spirits retailers, whisky and hospitality professionals, whisky writers and bloggers and distillery guides.

The first Diploma in the Art of Tasting Whisky takes place on 3 April at Arniston House, Midlothian and includes a formal assessment that candidates must pass in order to achieve their SQA certificate.  A further four courses are currently scheduled for 2019. Course costs are £480 per person, including VAT.

www.edinburghwhiskyacademy.com

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/whisky-tasting-diploma-launched-by-edinburgh-whisky-academy-scotch-whisky-news/

The Good Dram Show – Episode 304 ‘Arran’ – Scotch Whisky News

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This mid-week episode of the show takes a look at some Arran bottling’s, including the new-ish 21 year old distillery release.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/the-good-dram-show-episode-304-arran-scotch-whisky-news/

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society “ANOTHER STRIKING CASK FROM DISTILLERY 138…” – Taiwanese Whisky News

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Hot on the heels of the first bottling from Taiwanese distillery 138, the second bottle from this award-winning distillery will go on sale this afternoon (As of March 15th, 2019!). Whether you missed out on the first bottling or are just keen to compare and contrast it to its sister cask, we guarantee this is one you’ll want to try. Demand for the first bottling was unprecedented so make sure you head to the website when 138.2 Embraced by peat goes on sale at 2PM as we expect it to go quickly. Bottles are strictly limited to one per member and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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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

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/the-scotch-malt-whisky-society-another-striking-cask-from-distillery-138-taiwanese-whisky-news/

“AROUND THE BARREL WITH JACK DANIEL’S” PODCAST RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 – American Whiskey News

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“AROUND THE BARREL WITH JACK DANIEL’S” PODCAST RETURNS FOR SEASON 2

Host Lucas Hendrickson sits down with more creators and characters to share stories woven into the world of Jack Daniel’s  

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (March 11, 2019) – Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey welcomes the return of “Around the Barrel with Jack Daniel’s,” the brand’s official podcast featuring stories and conversations from Lynchburg, Tennessee.

“Jack Daniel’s has more than 150 years of history and stories to tell, from the generations of families in Lynchburg who make our whiskey to our friends and consumers around the world,” said Matt Blevins, Jack Daniel’s Group Brand Director. “We are having fun sharing these stories, especially with those who may not be able to visit us in Lynchburg. ‘Around the Barrel’ has been so well received and we look forward to even more great guests and conversations this season.”

In the podcast’s second season, host Lucas Hendrickson takes listeners behind-the-scenes at events like the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbeque, into the studio with singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann, and around the barrel for in-depth conversations with whiskey expert and writer Noah Rothbaum, Assistant Master Distiller Chris Fletcher, and more.

“Around the Barrel with Jack Daniel’s” launched February, 2018 and the first season featured makers, ambassadors and friends including Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, distillery tour guide Ben Spears, RB singer-songwriter K. Michelle, and country star Chase Rise.

“Around the Barrel” is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher and other on-demand audio platforms. For more information and to listen, visit: www.jackdaniels.com/podcast.

About Jack Daniel’s

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.

Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. JACK DANIEL’S and OLD NO. 7 are registered trademarks. ©2019 Jack Daniel’s. Tennessee Whiskey 40% Alcohol by Volume (80 Proof). Distilled Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee. JackDaniels.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/around-the-barrel-with-jack-daniels-podcast-returns-for-season-2-american-whiskey-news/

Take a look at our Exclusive Bottles, you won’t find them anywhere else! – Scotch Whisky News

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Take a look at our exclusive bottles!

Bottles you won’t find anywhere else

We’re always on the lookout for some fantastic single casks and exclusive bottles just for our customers. Here you’ll find the fruits of our labour so feel free to have a look around and get yourself a dram that you really cannot get anywhere else! If you’re interested in exclusive, check out our collectable whisky as well.

Next day UK delivery available
We ship all over the world

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Highland Park 2002 Single Cask Exclusive

Awarded Liquid Gold in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 with a score of 96 points!

This release from Highland Park’s Single Cask Series is exclusive to Loch Fyne Whiskies. Distilled on Orkney in 2002 and matured in a single refill butt (number 3374) for 15 years before being chosen for bottling for our customers in 2018. Only 458 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 58.4% abv.

Described by Jim Murray as “breathtaking to the point of whisky life changing”!

Limited to 1 per customer

£150.00 – Buy Now

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Kilchoman 2006 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 4th May 2006 and matured in a single bourbon cask (#36/2006) for 12 years before being bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 21st June 2018. Just 228 bottles have been filled from this single cask, each one individually numbered and presented free from chill-filtration and artificial colouring at a natural cask strength of 56.9% abv.

£130.00 – Buy Now

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Glen Scotia 2005 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Glen Scotia in March 2005 and matured in a single cask (no. 17/413-10) for 13 years, this Campbeltown single malt has been selected and bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies by the good folks at the distillery. Only 330 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 55.6% abv and free from chill-filtration.

£85.00 – Buy Now

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Kilchoman 100% Islay Cask Release – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 6th March 2008 and matured in a fresh bourbon cask from Buffalo Trace for 10 years, this single cask expression was bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 19th March 2018. One of Kilchoman’s unique ‘100% Islay’ releases, this single malt Scotch has been produced with barley grown, malted, distilled and bottled on Islay. Only 239 bottles have been filled from cask 84/2008, each one presented free from chill filtration and artificial colouring at a strength of 53.2% abv.

£125.00 – Buy Now

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/take-a-look-at-our-exclusive-bottles-you-wont-find-them-anywhere-else-scotch-whisky-news/

Take a look at our Exclusive Bottles, you won’t find them anywhere else! – Scotch Whisky News

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Take a look at our exclusive bottles!

Bottles you won’t find anywhere else

We’re always on the lookout for some fantastic single casks and exclusive bottles just for our customers. Here you’ll find the fruits of our labour so feel free to have a look around and get yourself a dram that you really cannot get anywhere else! If you’re interested in exclusive, check out our collectable whisky as well.

Next day UK delivery available
We ship all over the world

HP-LFW

Highland Park 2002 Single Cask Exclusive

Awarded Liquid Gold in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 with a score of 96 points!

This release from Highland Park’s Single Cask Series is exclusive to Loch Fyne Whiskies. Distilled on Orkney in 2002 and matured in a single refill butt (number 3374) for 15 years before being chosen for bottling for our customers in 2018. Only 458 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 58.4% abv.

Described by Jim Murray as “breathtaking to the point of whisky life changing”!

Limited to 1 per customer

£150.00 – Buy Now

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Kilchoman 2006 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 4th May 2006 and matured in a single bourbon cask (#36/2006) for 12 years before being bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 21st June 2018. Just 228 bottles have been filled from this single cask, each one individually numbered and presented free from chill-filtration and artificial colouring at a natural cask strength of 56.9% abv.

£130.00 – Buy Now

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Glen Scotia 2005 Single Cask – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Glen Scotia in March 2005 and matured in a single cask (no. 17/413-10) for 13 years, this Campbeltown single malt has been selected and bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies by the good folks at the distillery. Only 330 bottles have been filled, each one at a natural cask strength of 55.6% abv and free from chill-filtration.

£85.00 – Buy Now

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Kilchoman 100% Islay Cask Release – Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 6th March 2008 and matured in a fresh bourbon cask from Buffalo Trace for 10 years, this single cask expression was bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 19th March 2018. One of Kilchoman’s unique ‘100% Islay’ releases, this single malt Scotch has been produced with barley grown, malted, distilled and bottled on Islay. Only 239 bottles have been filled from cask 84/2008, each one presented free from chill filtration and artificial colouring at a strength of 53.2% abv.

£125.00 – Buy Now

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Compass Box Whisky “How we made: Tobias & the Angel” – Scotch Whisky News

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Tobias the Angel 

A culmination of nearly two decades of work: an especially precious limited edition.

Here’s how we made Tobias the Angel

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For almost as long as Compass Box has existed, we have held a special reverence for single malt whiskies produced at the Clynelish and Caol Ila distilleries. Since our sadly-lost blend Eleuthera, we have known how wonderfully these two single malts complement each other. Therefore, when we were offered extremely old and special parcels of whiskies, one from each distillery, rather than allocate them to separate projects we were inspired to bring them together once more.

There is nothing else in Tobias the Angel, just this magical pairing of single malt whiskies.

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Every Compass Box release has a concept at its core, something that connects spirit, name and packaging design. While reading a biography of Leonardo da Vinci, John discovered the painting ‘Tobias and the Angel’, and the biblical story behind it. The naïve young man assisted by the divine angel expresses how we see the relationship between the aromatic smokiness of Caol Ila distillery and the ethereal character from Clynelish distillery.

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death; five centuries on, da Vinci’s blend of art and science is unparalleled. It is an inspiration for how we approach our whiskies.

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The ‘Tobias and the Angel’ painting was produced at the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio, where the young Leonardo worked as an apprentice. To Leonardo are credited the small dog and the gleaming fish carried by Tobias. The beauty of the work, and its gravitas, made it a natural fit for this special limited release.

Fortunately for us, the painting resides at the National Gallery in London, not far from the Compass Box office and blending room. We requested and received permission from the Gallery to use the painting for our bottle’s artwork, paying a royalty for the privilege.

If you find yourself in London, we highly recommend a visit to see the painting in all its considerable glory.

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Due to the age of the single malts which have gone into Tobias the Angel, the likelihood that we’ll see two parcels of the same calibre come across our blending table again soon is sadly very low. We, therefore, believe that this is the rarest and most precious whisky we have ever produced.

Two decades of esteem, experimentation and experience have culminated in this limited edition of just 2,634 bottles worldwide.

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Tobias the Angel exhibits the aromas of distant bonfires, before leading into an ethereal herbal and fruit character. These two distinct and exquisite styles would not have been possible without the extended periods of maturation both whiskies have enjoyed.

The pedigree here is, in our opinion, of the highest calibre; the combination has exceeded even our expectations, creating something wholly original and of otherworldly quality.

Tobias the Angel is best appreciated sipped at bottling strength. Like other works of great and lasting beauty, it is even better shared.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/compass-box-whisky-how-we-made-tobias-the-angel-scotch-whisky-news/

Compass Box Whisky “How we made: Tobias & the Angel” – Scotch Whisky News

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Tobias the Angel 

A culmination of nearly two decades of work: an especially precious limited edition.

Here’s how we made Tobias the Angel

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For almost as long as Compass Box has existed, we have held a special reverence for single malt whiskies produced at the Clynelish and Caol Ila distilleries. Since our sadly-lost blend Eleuthera, we have known how wonderfully these two single malts complement each other. Therefore, when we were offered extremely old and special parcels of whiskies, one from each distillery, rather than allocate them to separate projects we were inspired to bring them together once more.

There is nothing else in Tobias the Angel, just this magical pairing of single malt whiskies.

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Every Compass Box release has a concept at its core, something that connects spirit, name and packaging design. While reading a biography of Leonardo da Vinci, John discovered the painting ‘Tobias and the Angel’, and the biblical story behind it. The naïve young man assisted by the divine angel expresses how we see the relationship between the aromatic smokiness of Caol Ila distillery and the ethereal character from Clynelish distillery.

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death; five centuries on, da Vinci’s blend of art and science is unparalleled. It is an inspiration for how we approach our whiskies.

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The ‘Tobias and the Angel’ painting was produced at the studio of Andrea del Verrocchio, where the young Leonardo worked as an apprentice. To Leonardo are credited the small dog and the gleaming fish carried by Tobias. The beauty of the work, and its gravitas, made it a natural fit for this special limited release.

Fortunately for us, the painting resides at the National Gallery in London, not far from the Compass Box office and blending room. We requested and received permission from the Gallery to use the painting for our bottle’s artwork, paying a royalty for the privilege.

If you find yourself in London, we highly recommend a visit to see the painting in all its considerable glory.

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Due to the age of the single malts which have gone into Tobias the Angel, the likelihood that we’ll see two parcels of the same calibre come across our blending table again soon is sadly very low. We, therefore, believe that this is the rarest and most precious whisky we have ever produced.

Two decades of esteem, experimentation and experience have culminated in this limited edition of just 2,634 bottles worldwide.

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Tobias the Angel exhibits the aromas of distant bonfires, before leading into an ethereal herbal and fruit character. These two distinct and exquisite styles would not have been possible without the extended periods of maturation both whiskies have enjoyed.

The pedigree here is, in our opinion, of the highest calibre; the combination has exceeded even our expectations, creating something wholly original and of otherworldly quality.

Tobias the Angel is best appreciated sipped at bottling strength. Like other works of great and lasting beauty, it is even better shared.

READ MORE

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/compass-box-whisky-how-we-made-tobias-the-angel-scotch-whisky-news/

TOMATIN RELEASE THE NEWEST EDITION OF THE WAREHOUSE 6 COLLECTION, THE 1975 – Scotch Whisky News

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TOMATIN RELEASE THE NEWEST EDITION OF THE WAREHOUSE 6 COLLECTION, THE 1975 

12th March 2019: Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has today announced the release of its third expression of the acclaimed Warehouse 6 Collection; 1975.

Distilled on 8th December 1975, this precious spirit has been gently maturing for the past 43 years in Warehouse 6, laid low on antique wooden rails above cool earthen floor and stacked single level, in a traditional dunnage warehouse.  Nestled in a quiet corner of the distillery, Warehouse 6 houses the distillery’s most treasured casks. At Tomatin’s very core, Warehouse 6, is a truly special place.  

The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection, has spent over four decades slowly maturing in a hand-selected Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask number 35834. This limited and luxurious cask has wielded just 300 bottles at 46.5%. 

Stephen Bremner, Managing Director of Tomatin, said: “I’m so pleased to announce the release of The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection; these limited-edition expressions from the Warehouse 6 collection enjoy the perfect atmosphere during maturation, providing the flawless environment for exquisite whisky to come to life in all its glory.” 

The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection is encased in a hand-blown Glencairn Crystal decanter within an exquisite case fitted with a unique opening mechanism, featuring two rose gold metal buttons on the sides. Accompanied with glasses decorated with solid copper bands, a solid copper stopper and a numbered certificate detailing the story of the whisky. Stitched and debossed details on the leather wrap adds to the elegance. Protected in a secure material bag for transit and deliver, the 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection offers the ultimate in luxury.

Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager at Tomatin, said: “With patience comes reward, The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection provides a perfect harmony of tropical and dried fruits, dark chocolate and warm spicy notes balanced with the complex background aromas created by decades of slow oxidation in its unique warehouse locale before a long and elegant finish.”

The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection is expected to retail for £2,400 in the UK for a 70cl bottle, and is available to purchase from specialist retailers worldwide.

Notes 

Tomatin Distillery has been producing and blending malt Scotch whisky since 1897. Over the last 50 years, the distillery has borne witness to vast change. At its peak in the 1970s, Tomatin was the largest distillery in the world operating 23 stills and producing 12 million litres of alcohol every year. Over the last decade, significant time has been invested in rediscovering the distillery, people and values, and in refining the business model to move away from the formerly lucrative bulk commodity market to now focus on Tomatin’s core range of single malts, The 1975 release is a part of Warehouse 6’s limited edition range, which includes the 1971 and the 1972.

Tomatin is located in the Scottish Highlands (near Inverness) and is famous for its portfolio of soft and mellow whiskies, including a core range, a limited-edition range and a premium archive range (prices range from £35 – £10,000). Tomatin is one of the fastest growing whisky brands in the UK and recently announced that it is officially the fastest growing top ten single malt whisky in the USA. Tomatin recently reported its turnover increased by almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year (Dec 2016 – Dec 2017). Tomatin won Distiller of the Year 2016 and Brand Innovator of the Year 2017 at the Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards.

 About the The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection:

  • Cask Number: 35834
  • Cask Type: Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt
  • Strength: 46.5% alc./vol.
  • Distilled on: 8th December 1975
  • Number of bottles: 300

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/tomatin-release-the-newest-edition-of-the-warehouse-6-collection-the-1975-scotch-whisky-news/