The New Talisker 5yo Single Cask Best of the West Festival Bottle Now at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Introducing an incredible single cask Talisker bottled at a staggering 59.9% volume. It is one of only 298 bottles drawn from a refill hogshead and bottled exclusively for The Best of the West Festival.

£58 – Click here to buy

Appearance: Pale straw with a slight greenish tinge

Nose: Briny, vegetal, malty biscuits, faint rubber and peat smoke (abv holding the smoke back)

Palate:Intense peppery heat quickly gives way to a really creamy mouthfeel. Vegetal character turns into seaweed, cereal and woodsmoke.

Finish: Astringent, salty, classic Talisker pepperiness.

Tasting Notes by Jamie Milne.

The Best of the West Festival takes place on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September and hosts over 70 musicians ranging from the world famous, young talent, local pipe bands including Gaelic and more traditional acts. Food and drink features strongly with over 20 whisky distilleries pitting against each other in a light-hearted ‘people’s tasting’ and foods including the famous Mull Cheddars, Inverawe salmons, Loch Fyne Oysters, Bute jams and chutneys.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-new-talisker-5yo-single-cask-best-of-the-west-festival-bottle-now-at-loch-fyne-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

The New Talisker 5yo Single Cask Best of the West Festival Bottle Now at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

lfwlogo

Introducing an incredible single cask Talisker bottled at a staggering 59.9% volume. It is one of only 298 bottles drawn from a refill hogshead and bottled exclusively for The Best of the West Festival.

£58 – Click here to buy

Appearance: Pale straw with a slight greenish tinge

Nose: Briny, vegetal, malty biscuits, faint rubber and peat smoke (abv holding the smoke back)

Palate:Intense peppery heat quickly gives way to a really creamy mouthfeel. Vegetal character turns into seaweed, cereal and woodsmoke.

Finish: Astringent, salty, classic Talisker pepperiness.

Tasting Notes by Jamie Milne.

The Best of the West Festival takes place on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September and hosts over 70 musicians ranging from the world famous, young talent, local pipe bands including Gaelic and more traditional acts. Food and drink features strongly with over 20 whisky distilleries pitting against each other in a light-hearted ‘people’s tasting’ and foods including the famous Mull Cheddars, Inverawe salmons, Loch Fyne Oysters, Bute jams and chutneys.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-new-talisker-5yo-single-cask-best-of-the-west-festival-bottle-now-at-loch-fyne-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES 2014 ANTIQUE COLLECTION WHISKEYS – American Whiskey News

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BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES

2014 ANTIQUE COLLECTION WHISKEYS 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Sept. 4, 2014) Whiskey aficionados can start their holiday shopping early once Buffalo Trace Distillery releases its 2014 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what loyal fans can expect:

George T. Stagg

The 2013 release of this perennial favorite received the prestigious Chairman’s Trophy during the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.  Barrels for this year’s George T. Stagg bottling were selected from Warehouses C, H, I, K, L, P, and Q.  This uncut and unfiltered bourbon was distilled back in the spring of 1998 and weighs in at 138.1 proof.  Although still highly allocated, happily there are a few more bottles available this year, since Buffalo Trace increased distillation for George T. Stagg back in 1997. This whiskey tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and dates.

William Larue Weller

The Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon is William Larue Weller. The previous edition was given a “95” rating by Whisky Advocate Magazine.  The 2014 offering was distilled in the spring of 2002 and aged on the second, third, fourth, and sixth floors of Warehouses D, K, and L.  This bourbon registers in at 140.2 proof – the strongest Weller release ever.  The bold flavors include dark molasses, plums, and toffee.

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye

Thomas H. Handy is the uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey. The 2013 edition was named “World’s Best Rye Whiskey” at the 2014 World Whiskies Awards.  This year’s Handy was distilled in the spring of 2008, aged on the fifth floor of Warehouse M and weighs in at 129.2 proof.  The flavor has been described as Christmas cake, allspice, coconut, and clove.

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Silver Outstanding Medal at the 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition. The 2014 edition has been aging on the second, third and sixth floors of Warehouses I and K.  This bourbon was aged nearly two decades and tastes of oak, leather, cinnamon, and tobacco.

Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old

Last year Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old was awarded a Gold Medal from Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards.  This 2014 straight rye whiskey release was aged in Warehouse K and has notable flavor of all-spice, molasses and hints of mint, along with a long, dry finish.

The Antique Collection was introduced more than a decade ago and has become a cult favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. Since 2000 these whiskeys have garnered numerous awards from such notable publications as Whisky Advocate Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

The 2014 Antique Collection whiskeys will be available in limited quantities starting in late September or early October.  Suggested retail price is $80 each.  For more information visit http://www.greatbourbon.com/.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1786 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/buffalo-trace-distillery-releases-2014-antique-collection-whiskeys-american-whiskey-news/

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES 2014 ANTIQUE COLLECTION WHISKEYS – American Whiskey News

2014 BTAC

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES

2014 ANTIQUE COLLECTION WHISKEYS 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Sept. 4, 2014) Whiskey aficionados can start their holiday shopping early once Buffalo Trace Distillery releases its 2014 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what loyal fans can expect:

George T. Stagg

The 2013 release of this perennial favorite received the prestigious Chairman’s Trophy during the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.  Barrels for this year’s George T. Stagg bottling were selected from Warehouses C, H, I, K, L, P, and Q.  This uncut and unfiltered bourbon was distilled back in the spring of 1998 and weighs in at 138.1 proof.  Although still highly allocated, happily there are a few more bottles available this year, since Buffalo Trace increased distillation for George T. Stagg back in 1997. This whiskey tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and dates.

William Larue Weller

The Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon is William Larue Weller. The previous edition was given a “95” rating by Whisky Advocate Magazine.  The 2014 offering was distilled in the spring of 2002 and aged on the second, third, fourth, and sixth floors of Warehouses D, K, and L.  This bourbon registers in at 140.2 proof – the strongest Weller release ever.  The bold flavors include dark molasses, plums, and toffee.

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye

Thomas H. Handy is the uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey. The 2013 edition was named “World’s Best Rye Whiskey” at the 2014 World Whiskies Awards.  This year’s Handy was distilled in the spring of 2008, aged on the fifth floor of Warehouse M and weighs in at 129.2 proof.  The flavor has been described as Christmas cake, allspice, coconut, and clove.

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old

The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Silver Outstanding Medal at the 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition. The 2014 edition has been aging on the second, third and sixth floors of Warehouses I and K.  This bourbon was aged nearly two decades and tastes of oak, leather, cinnamon, and tobacco.

Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old

Last year Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old was awarded a Gold Medal from Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards.  This 2014 straight rye whiskey release was aged in Warehouse K and has notable flavor of all-spice, molasses and hints of mint, along with a long, dry finish.

The Antique Collection was introduced more than a decade ago and has become a cult favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. Since 2000 these whiskeys have garnered numerous awards from such notable publications as Whisky Advocate Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

The 2014 Antique Collection whiskeys will be available in limited quantities starting in late September or early October.  Suggested retail price is $80 each.  For more information visit http://www.greatbourbon.com/.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1786 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/buffalo-trace-distillery-releases-2014-antique-collection-whiskeys-american-whiskey-news/

Teacher’s Cask Sample Port Matured 3 months

Gin: The Botanical’s Premium London Dry Gin

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, september 05, 2014 07:24:12

Distilleerderij:
Langley
Regio: Verenigd Koninkrijk
Fles: The Botanical’s Gin Premium London Dry Gin
Kleur: clear
ABV: 42,5%

Citrus, citrus, citrus!

The Botanical’s wordt
gestookt in de Langley Distillery, nabij Birmingham in Engeland. Hij is razend
populair in Spanje, liet ik me vertellen. Er zitten 14 botanicals in, allemaal
afgebeeld op de zijkant van de sierlijke, zwarte fles: jeneverbes, koriander,
kaneel, engelenwortel, citroenzeste, appelsienzeste, iriswortel, zoethout,
nootmuskaat, pompelmoes, citroen, appelsienbloesem, vanille en hazelnoten.

De neus is romig,
elegant en kruidig. Hij ruikt zoet en gepeperd en doet een beetje zwoel aan,
als u begrijpt wat ik bedoel. Flink geparfumeerd met appelsien, alvast.

Hij is heel romig
op smaak en ook hier valt het citrusfruit meteen op. Appelsien, pompelmoes en
citroen, je kan er niet naast. Beetje likeurachtig, zelfs. Maar verre van
slecht.

De finish is een
beetje plakkerig en zoet, maar daarom niet minder goed.

GIN TONIC

Voor mijn (hele
kleine, want klein sample) GT kies ik voor de Fever Tree, terwijl mijn
garnituur bestaat uit een schijfje limoen en wat citroenzeste. Meer moet dat
niet zijn, toch? Hij is lekker zoet en fruitig, wat hem tot een mooi aperitief
maakt, hoewel het niet bepaald een dorstlesser is. Eetlust opwekken doet hij
wel. Prima.

Dit vind ik een
leuke gin, die zowel puur (met een blokje ijs) als in een GT mooi tot zijn
recht komt. Bedankt, Jan!

Geproefd
door Mark Dermul op 30-07-2014
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

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Calling Yorkshire’s Whisky Lovers! Whisky Lounge Yorkshire Whisky Festival 2014 Saturday 13th, September – Whisky News

Calling Yorkshire’s Whisky Lovers!

You know who you are!
You know where you need to be this Saturday!

We are bringing whisky to the people of Yorkshire in a big way in the beautiful setting of York Racecourse. We have the 1st floor of the famous Ebor Stand ready to roll and – as is the tradition – the great and the good from the whisky world will be there to tempt you with their wares.

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Along with festival regulars such as Inverhouse Distillers, Diageo, Chivas Brothers, Macallan and Berry Brothers, we also have new faces and old favourites returning such as Springbank, Paul John and Douglas Laing.

As always, for the price of a few pints of mediocre beer and a packet of pork scratchings, you can instead be tasting dozens of top quality single malts, bourbons, premium blends and even cognacs.

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Your £30 advanced full-day ticket gets you access to the show from 12pm* and all of your drams – aside from ‘Under the Counter’ drams, for which we get you started with 2 white tokens – plus a free Glencairn Whisky Tasting Glass, festival guide and small bottle of water.

We also have an advanced half-day ticket at £20 for those who would like to ‘dip their toes in’ as well as a free ‘Beginner’s Guide to Whisky’ class for those uninitiated amongst us.

The festival finishes at 5pm (last pour at 4.45pm) and you leave with a smile on your face having made new friends and tasted true nectar of the gods!

To book, simply click here for the full-day ticket or here for the half-day ticket.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Sláinte,
Eddie, Amanda and Joe
The Whisky Lounge Team

*doors open at 12pm. Not everyone will get in at exactly 12pm!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/calling-yorkshires-whisky-lovers-whisky-lounge-yorkshire-whisky-festival-2014-saturday-13th-september-whisky-news/

Hakushu and Hibiki Whisky from Cask 88 – Japanese Whisky News

CASK 88 Rare single malt whisky, rum  cognac

Hakushu and Hibiki Whisky for sale.Worldwide delivery available.

Hakushu 1992

The Owners Cask Suntory • Single Cask Whisky • Distilled in 1992 •
Bottled in 2011 • Cask Type: Hogshead • Distillery: Hakushu • Cask Number: 2B 40276
60 Bottles available

Price: 480 Euro a bottle

 Hibiki 21 Year Old

Special Japan release only Mount Fuji bottle
Only 2000 bottles ever made for Japan market only
24 Bottles available

Price: 380 Euro a bottle 

many more Japanese Whiskies always available please email for details

 Contact us: sales@cask88.com

Terms Conditions
Payment in full on order. Shipping, packing and insurance costs not included. Local taxes and duty buyers responsibility. Over 18 Year old only may purchase.Delivery within 60 days of order or sooner.All orders are Subject to availability 

Cask 88 are European and Asia based fine rare single malt whisky, cognac and rum merchants who supply rare and fine bottles and casks to collectors, investors and the trade. We own the majority of our own stock, sourcing from private collectors and respected dealers around the world. We store and handle our bottles with the greatest care. Our current inventory stands at over 35,000 bottles and 250 casks.

These exclusive offers are an opportunity to work more closely with you to provide highly sought after bottles and casks at the most competitive prices. Please let us know if you have any special requests or needs and we will do our utmost to work together with you and enhance your collection, portfolio or business.

Shanghai – Xiamen – Tokyo – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – London

TEL: +853-8294-2483 FAX: +853-8294-2399 EMAIL: sales@cask88.com
ADD: Level 20, AIA Tower, Nos. 251A – 301 Avenida Comercial De Macau, Macau.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/hakushu-and-hibiki-whisky-from-cask-88-japanese-whisky-news/

NEW LIMITED RELEASES FROM TOMATIN DISTILLERY – Scotch Whisky News

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The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced some exciting new limited edition releases with a strong emphasis on Sherry. 

The Tomatin Cuatro Series presents four unique limited edition expressions of Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 

All distilled on the same day, the whisky was matured for nine years in traditional American Oak casks and was then transferred to four different types of Sherry butts for a period of over three years. As a result each of the four expressions have developed their own unique characteristics. The range includes: Fino, Manzanilla, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. 

With its Spanish sherry inspiration, the name “Cuatro” is fitting as the Spanish word for “four”. 

Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager, launched the new release with a Tweet Tasting on the evening of 3rd September, where selected tasters were provided samples of each expression along with its relevant Sherry. He said: “We are constantly striving to innovate and push boundaries and I believe Cuatro is a great example of something yet again different from Tomatin Distillery. Sherry is a key feature within our core range and this limited series allows us to delve deeper into the different effects it can have on our whisky.” 

There are 1500 bottles of each expression available and each is expected to retail at £49.99. 

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Staying with the Sherry theme, the company has also added to its Cù Bòcan brand range with another limited edition: the Sherry edition. With the standard edition comprising Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks, this is the first of three limited editions highlighting the flavours derived from each cask type. 

Fully matured in first fill Sherry butts, the Sherry edition is rich and fruity with hints of smoke and paprika. There are only 6000 bottles available and it is expected to retail at £49.99 in specialist retailers.

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The further two limited editions will be released in 2015.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/new-limited-releases-from-tomatin-distillery-scotch-whisky-news/

Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn’s Choice)

After the Blair Athol 1993 First Editions, a younger version this time, bottled by Hepburn’s Choice in 2013. Probably not from a sherry cask. They bottled a similar 11yo version earlier this year.

Hepburn’s Choice is named after William Hepburn, the grandfather of Langside Distillers’ director, and it’s part of the Hunter Laing business.

 

 

Blair Athol 2002 - Hepburn's ChoiceBlair Athol 2002 - Hepburn's ChoiceBlair Athol 10 yo 2002
(46%, Hepburn’s Choice 2013, 378 btl.)

Nose: rather youngish. Pear drops, apples, cereals and dusting sugar. A bit of popcorn and soft vanilla biscuits. Not bad, but not the nose of a mature Scotch whisky. Mouth: clean, creamy, but rather flat. Fruity notes again, mainly pears but there’s a faint tropical edge to it. There’s also a milky element, like whipped cream. Finish: medium long, sweet and fruity, with hints of vanilla fudge.

A bit disappointing, though technically faultless. It’s easy to drink but still too simple and too young to be out on its own, in my opinion. Around € 55.

Score: 76/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/blair-athol/blair-athol-2002-hepburns-choice/

Teacher’s Cask Sample Port Matured 2 months

Gin: The Botanical’s Premium London Dry Gin

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, september 05, 2014 07:24:12

Distilleerderij:
Langley
Regio: Verenigd Koninkrijk
Fles: The Botanical’s Gin Premium London Dry Gin
Kleur: clear
ABV: 42,5%

Citrus, citrus, citrus!

The Botanical’s wordt
gestookt in de Langley Distillery, nabij Birmingham in Engeland. Hij is razend
populair in Spanje, liet ik me vertellen. Er zitten 14 botanicals in, allemaal
afgebeeld op de zijkant van de sierlijke, zwarte fles: jeneverbes, koriander,
kaneel, engelenwortel, citroenzeste, appelsienzeste, iriswortel, zoethout,
nootmuskaat, pompelmoes, citroen, appelsienbloesem, vanille en hazelnoten.

De neus is romig,
elegant en kruidig. Hij ruikt zoet en gepeperd en doet een beetje zwoel aan,
als u begrijpt wat ik bedoel. Flink geparfumeerd met appelsien, alvast.

Hij is heel romig
op smaak en ook hier valt het citrusfruit meteen op. Appelsien, pompelmoes en
citroen, je kan er niet naast. Beetje likeurachtig, zelfs. Maar verre van
slecht.

De finish is een
beetje plakkerig en zoet, maar daarom niet minder goed.

GIN TONIC

Voor mijn (hele
kleine, want klein sample) GT kies ik voor de Fever Tree, terwijl mijn
garnituur bestaat uit een schijfje limoen en wat citroenzeste. Meer moet dat
niet zijn, toch? Hij is lekker zoet en fruitig, wat hem tot een mooi aperitief
maakt, hoewel het niet bepaald een dorstlesser is. Eetlust opwekken doet hij
wel. Prima.

Dit vind ik een
leuke gin, die zowel puur (met een blokje ijs) als in een GT mooi tot zijn
recht komt. Bedankt, Jan!

Geproefd
door Mark Dermul op 30-07-2014
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

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