The Whisky Shop “Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Back In Stock!” – Scotch Whisky News

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength
Back In Stock

With much anticipation Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength is back in stock!

Act now to secure yours!

Distilled at Islay’s Laphroaig distillery and matured for at least a decade before bottling at natural cask strength, this is a expression for lovers of classic Islay peat. Part of a series of batched releases, this 2019 edition is bottled at 58.6% abv.

£75.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-whisky-shop-laphroaig-10-year-old-original-cask-strength-back-in-stock-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Shop “Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Back In Stock!” – Scotch Whisky News

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength
Back In Stock

With much anticipation Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength is back in stock!

Act now to secure yours!

Distilled at Islay’s Laphroaig distillery and matured for at least a decade before bottling at natural cask strength, this is a expression for lovers of classic Islay peat. Part of a series of batched releases, this 2019 edition is bottled at 58.6% abv.

£75.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-whisky-shop-laphroaig-10-year-old-original-cask-strength-back-in-stock-scotch-whisky-news/

Limited Edition English Whisky Co. Release – Triple Distilled – English Whisky News

Our distillers have unlocked the secret of triple distilling and created an incredibly elegant and delicate whisky which we are very proud of. Taste: Vanilla, light citrus fruits. Slightly dry, dark chocolate, light honey. Again the subtle liquorice is there. Only 1462 bottles released.

£51.99

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/limited-edition-english-whisky-co-release-triple-distilled-english-whisky-news/

Limited Edition English Whisky Co. Release – Triple Distilled – English Whisky News

Our distillers have unlocked the secret of triple distilling and created an incredibly elegant and delicate whisky which we are very proud of. Taste: Vanilla, light citrus fruits. Slightly dry, dark chocolate, light honey. Again the subtle liquorice is there. Only 1462 bottles released.

£51.99

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/limited-edition-english-whisky-co-release-triple-distilled-english-whisky-news/

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES LIMITED RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 8 – Scotch Whisky News

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES LIMITED RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 8

The GlenDronach distillery is pleased to announce the eighth release of its Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, matured for ten years in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía. This expression offers connoisseurs a deeper insight into the distillery’s signature profile, by bottling the whisky at its natural strength of 61%, to bring the full depth of maturation in Spanish oak casks.

With each unique cask strength release, Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie selects the perfect marriage of sherry casks before bottling at cask strength and without chill filtration, as was the custom when The GlenDronach distillery was established in 1826. As with all of The GlenDronach expressions, the rich natural colour is drawn from the Spanish oak in which it rests.

Master Blender, Dr. Rachel Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is incredibly rich and full-bodied, the result of years of slow maturation in Pedro Ximénez puncheons, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry butts. Casks were individually selected, combined and bottled at natural cask strength to deliver maximum character and depth. Sip layers of sherry cask matured character unfolding slowly over time; from mocha, dark chocolate and caramel espresso to cherry cake layered with sultana and plum; the depth of character is boundless. The texture is like sipping velvet with a burst of sumptuous fruits, warm spices and intense dark chocolate which crescendos into The GlenDronach’s signature long and richly satisfying finish. I hope the most discerning palates will sip, savour and appreciate the full-bodied character
of Cask Strength Batch 8.”

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep tawny gold.
Nose: Sandalwood, oak balsam and rich aromatic columbian coffee with dark manuka honey, cocoa and brazil nut.
Palate: Like sipping velvet with mocha, caramel macchiato and cherry chocolate cake, layered with dates, plum skin and sultana.
Finish: Savour the exceedingly long finish of espresso coffee and cocoa with traces of liquorice and cherry tobacco.
ABV: 61%
RRP: £62.00
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is bottled at 61% 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 buy from specialist retailers worldwide from September 2019.

ABOUT THE GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.co.uk
Facebook: /TheGlenDronach
Twitter: @Glendronach
Instagram: @Glendronach

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a complex and full bodied spirit, perfect for slow maturation in Spanish sherry oak. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain. Our richly-sherried Highland Single Malts are recognised for their deep colour and complex flavour profiles, which range from the sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of our Oloroso casks.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-glendronach-introduces-limited-release-cask-strength-batch-8-scotch-whisky-news/

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES LIMITED RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 8 – Scotch Whisky News

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES LIMITED RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 8

The GlenDronach distillery is pleased to announce the eighth release of its Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, matured for ten years in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía. This expression offers connoisseurs a deeper insight into the distillery’s signature profile, by bottling the whisky at its natural strength of 61%, to bring the full depth of maturation in Spanish oak casks.

With each unique cask strength release, Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie selects the perfect marriage of sherry casks before bottling at cask strength and without chill filtration, as was the custom when The GlenDronach distillery was established in 1826. As with all of The GlenDronach expressions, the rich natural colour is drawn from the Spanish oak in which it rests.

Master Blender, Dr. Rachel Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is incredibly rich and full-bodied, the result of years of slow maturation in Pedro Ximénez puncheons, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry butts. Casks were individually selected, combined and bottled at natural cask strength to deliver maximum character and depth. Sip layers of sherry cask matured character unfolding slowly over time; from mocha, dark chocolate and caramel espresso to cherry cake layered with sultana and plum; the depth of character is boundless. The texture is like sipping velvet with a burst of sumptuous fruits, warm spices and intense dark chocolate which crescendos into The GlenDronach’s signature long and richly satisfying finish. I hope the most discerning palates will sip, savour and appreciate the full-bodied character
of Cask Strength Batch 8.”

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep tawny gold.
Nose: Sandalwood, oak balsam and rich aromatic columbian coffee with dark manuka honey, cocoa and brazil nut.
Palate: Like sipping velvet with mocha, caramel macchiato and cherry chocolate cake, layered with dates, plum skin and sultana.
Finish: Savour the exceedingly long finish of espresso coffee and cocoa with traces of liquorice and cherry tobacco.
ABV: 61%
RRP: £62.00
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is bottled at 61% 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 buy from specialist retailers worldwide from September 2019.

ABOUT THE GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.co.uk
Facebook: /TheGlenDronach
Twitter: @Glendronach
Instagram: @Glendronach

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a complex and full bodied spirit, perfect for slow maturation in Spanish sherry oak. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain. Our richly-sherried Highland Single Malts are recognised for their deep colour and complex flavour profiles, which range from the sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of our Oloroso casks.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-glendronach-introduces-limited-release-cask-strength-batch-8-scotch-whisky-news/

Cù Bòcan Signature & Creations

Cù Bòcan Signature  Creations

Cù Bòcan Signature  Creations

The Cù Bòcan range of lightly peated whiskies (+/- 15 ppm), produced in Winter for one month at Tomatin distillery has recently been relaunched. It now contains three expressions, presented in a nicely reworked bottle:

  • Cù Bòcan Signature: a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-Oloroso and virgin American oak casks (same as before)
  • Cù Bòcan Creations #1: matured in Black Isle Imperial Stout casks and Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal wine casks
  • Cù Bòcan Creations #2: matured in ex-Shochu and virgin European oak casks

These last two have pretty funky recipes. More Creations will follow in the future.

 

 

Cu Bocan SignatureCu Bocan SignatureCù Bòcan Signature
(46%, OB 2019)

Nose: nice balance of carpenter notes, citrusy fruits and gentle smoke. Hints of vanilla, orchard fruits and a little toffee. Some heather honey and light aniseed. Mouth: a nice citrusy brightness again, then also juicy pear and vanilla custard. Fairly light smoke again, hints of toffee and mocha towards the end. Cinnamon. Pepper and minty notes too. Finish: good length, on smoke malt and oak spice.

Although the recipe is the same, this is better than how I remember the first Cù Bòcan releases. A bit youngish but a good option if you’re into soft peat. Already available from Master of Malt.

Score: 82/100

 

 

Cù Bòcan Creation #1Cù Bòcan Creation #1Cù Bòcan Creation #1 (46%, OB 2019, Stout Moscatel casks)

Nose: much more subtle than I expected, the finishing is not overdone, good. Light hints of coffee in the background, as well as leather. Red apples and hints of cassis. Orange juice and marmalade. Light chocolate and earthy smoke. Wider than the Signature. Mouth: same combination of oranges, leather, espresso and peat smoke. Jaffa cakes. Cedar wood. Some herbal, bitter notes too. Finish: long, still a bit acrid. Also hints of chocolate and clove.

I really liked the added character on the nose, but it feels less balanced on the palate. Bonus point for trying something unique though. Available from The Whisky Exchange or Master of Malt among others.

Score: 83/100

 

 

Cù Bòcan Creation #2Cù Bòcan Creation #2Cù Bòcan Creation #2 (46%, OB 2019, Shochu European virgin oak casks)

Nose: grassy notes, plenty of lime and grapefruit juice. Zesty freshness. Green apples and hints of freshly cut green herbs. Like in the others, light wood smoke, nothing medicinal here. A little gingery prickle, walnuts and echoes of tequila. Mouth: this seems slightly more narrow and slightly less powerful than the others. You get this citrus high note, a floral touch and European oak spice (clove, ginger) with light smoke, but it’s a bit silent in the middle . Finish: long, clean and slightly floral, on walnuts and spice.

Somehow this is a very clean, minimal version of Cù Bòcan which amplifies certain characteristics but on the other hand narrows it down. Available from The Whisky Exchange or Master of Malt among others.

Score: 78/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/tomatin/cu-bocan-signature-creations/

Jericho Archivist’s Selection

Bottelaar: The Lost Disillery Company
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Jericho Archivist’s Selection
Kleur: brons
ABV: 46%

Benachie

Twee voormalige Diageo medewerkers, Scott Watson en Brian Wood, richtten in 2013 de Lost Distillery Company op. In samenwerking met Professor Michael Moss van de Glasgow University doen ze research naar verloren distilleerderijen en proberen – aan de hand van huidige malts – het smaakprofiel van die verloren gegane glorie te recreëren. Het resultaat is dus telkens een blended malt. Jericho is een distilleerderij die in Aberdeenshire in bedrijf was van 1822 tot 1913. Vanaf 1884 was de distilleerderij bekend onder de naam Benachie. Er zijn vier versies gemaakt: Jericho Classic,  Jericho Christmas Edition, Jericho Christmas Pudding en de Jericho Archivist’s Selection. We proeven de laatste. Hij is gerijpt op sherryvaten.

De neus offreert donker fruit en chocolade, maar tegelijkertijd turnpantoffels en kaarsvet. Het fruit is zowel vers als gedroogd, de chocolade puur, de turnpantoffels nieuw, het kaarsvet… euh… vet.

De aanzet is prima. Mooi mondvullend, zacht met een kruidige prikkel en op allerhande sappige vruchten zoals druiven, rumrozijntjes, perzik en bloedappelsien. Kruidnagel en kaneel met een beetje zwarte peper. De eik zorgt voor een klein bittertje, maar allemaal mooi onder controle en daardoor erg gebalanceerd. De whisky is fris en monter, wat een jonge leeftijd doet vermoeden. Lekker.

De afdronk is eerder aan de korte kant en licht drogend.

Erg zoete en pikante blended malt. Of hij 100 jaar geleden ook zo smaakte? We moeten de makers op hun woord geloven. Soit, lekker is hij allezins (afgezien van de kleine off-note op de neus).

84/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 16-06-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=4943

Sonoma Distilling Co Tasting at The Whisky Shop #SFO September 27th, 2019 – American Whiskey News

Friday September 27th 5-7PM: 

Local Whiskey:

 Sonoma Distilling Co 

Sonoma Co. Distillery, founded in 2010 in the heart of Sonoma County is California’s premier whiskey distillery. Their ‘grain-to-glass’ approach to whisky brings a hands on quality to every bottling, producing a delicious selection of bourbons and ryes.

Click Here to RSVP

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/sonoma-distilling-co-tasting-at-the-whisky-shop-sfo-september-27th-2019-american-whiskey-news/

Sonoma Distilling Co Tasting at The Whisky Shop #SFO September 27th, 2019 – American Whiskey News

Friday September 27th 5-7PM: 

Local Whiskey:

 Sonoma Distilling Co 

Sonoma Co. Distillery, founded in 2010 in the heart of Sonoma County is California’s premier whiskey distillery. Their ‘grain-to-glass’ approach to whisky brings a hands on quality to every bottling, producing a delicious selection of bourbons and ryes.

Click Here to RSVP

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/sonoma-distilling-co-tasting-at-the-whisky-shop-sfo-september-27th-2019-american-whiskey-news/