James Sedgwick Distillery

Wood Management Tasting Boom

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul wo, januari 28, 2015 07:27:56

Het was al mee dan een jaar geleden dat ik Boom nog onveilig was gaan maken met een initiatietasting. Na lang zoeken naar een geschikte datum konden we uiteindelijk op vrijdag 23 januari opnieuw afspreken in de kleine kantine naast de paardenstallen in de Dirkputstraat. Thema van de avond zou Wood Management worden en dit was de line-up:

Teeling Poitin

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2002 Hepburn’s Choice

Kilkerran 10 Year Old Bourbon Wood

GlenDronach 14 Year Old Sauternes Finish

Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Quinta Ruban

Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1995 Anam na h-Alba

Springbank 9 Year Old 2004 Gaja Barolo

Ik had op voorhand flink wat thee met honing gedronken om mijn stem te smeren, want de vorige ervaring leerde me dat deze bende ongeregeld in staat is decibels te produceren waar je zonder microfoon amper tegen op kan. Maar qua goedlachsheid en ambiance is het dan ook niet te versmaden.

Willy, de man die de organisatie op zich had genomen, had tevens gezorgd voor enkele hapjes (zoute koekjes, kaas, salami, chocolade, …), die goed van pas zouden komen.

De Teeling Poitin was de baseline, de new make, zeg maar, om deze Wood Management Tasting op gang te trekken. Met zijn 61,5% ABV was het onmiddellijk een sterke jongen, maar echt lekker werd hij niet bevonden. Een beetje een bevreemdende gewaarwording voor mij, want ik ben net heel erg tuk op new make. Maar dat ligt aan mij, natuurlijk.

De Blair Athol, een 10-jarig single cask op 46%, werd gesmaakt omwille van zijn eenvoud. Zacht en zeer toegankelijk kapt deze binnen als limonade. Weinig complex, het mag gezegd, maar vlot drinkbaar.

De Kilkerran Bourbon Wood, daarentegen, verdeelde de groep in twee kampen. Zij die hem heerlijk vonden en zij die hem helemaal niet over de tong kregen. Een beetje als een Woody Allen film, zeg maar. Like it or leave it. Deze groep bestaat voornamelijk uit mensen die niet van turf houden, zoveel is zeker.

De GlenDronach 14 Year Old Sauternes Finish viel wel bij iedereen in de smaak. Niet alleen omwille van zijn zoete smaak, maar hij is ook best complex. Zeer aangename, fruitige whisky, waarbij de wijn een extra twist geeft aan de smaak.

Dat kon bovendien ook gezegd worden van de Glenmorangie Quita Ruban, die op portovaten gefinished werd. Minder complex dan de GlenDronach, maar tevens zeer aangenaam en goed drinkbaar. De porto vertaalde zich naar rood fruit en kruiden als kaneel en kruidnagel.

Maar de verrassing van de avond was de Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1995, een single cask op vatsterkte dat op de markt werd gebracht door het Duitse Anam na h-Alba. Deze whisky rijpte op een oloroso sherryvat en werd bewust achteraan gezet omwille van zijn kracht.

Tot slot schonk ik nog een speciale Springbank, die eerst 4 jaar op bourbon rijpte en nadien nog eens vijf jaar mocht doorrijpen op Italiaanse Barolo-wijnvaten. Maar opnieuw bleek dit een grote verdeler te zijn van de groep, want ook hier was weer (zij het discreet) turf mee gemoeid.

Naar goede gewoonte werd na afloop van de tasting een top drie samengesteld door middel van handopsteking en dit was het verrassende resultaat:

Auchentoshan

GlenDronach

Glenmorangie

Het moge duidelijk wezen dat deze bende meer van zoete dingen houdt. Iets waar ik zeker mee aan de slag kan, wanneer we de volgende keer een Reis Rond de Wereld Tasting in elkaar steken.

Bedankt, Willy en kornuiten, voor wederom een avond vol leuke momenten, veel kabaal en fantastische mensen (en het mooie geschenk, een heerlijke grappa).

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Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve

The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve is the first release from this distillery to be matured entirely in first-fill sherry casks – predominantly European oak. Unlike most of the others, it doesn’t have a vintage indication, nor an age statement.

Glenrothes, and the rest of the Edrington distilleries, have more or less a monopoly on European oak casks, produced to their standards in Jerez from oak that is being cut in Galicia in the North of Spain.

 

 

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Nose: raisins and plenty of all-spice / gingerbread notes. Oranges with cloves. Cinnamon. Some nutty notes too (hazelnut, almond). Honey in the background. Mouth: woody in the sense that it revolves around ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices. Toasted oak, roasted nuts and a big sugary side, mainly caramelized sugar. Lacks a bit of a sparkle maybe. Finish: not too long with very similar flavours.

To me this should have been called European Oak Reserve. It does show the spicy side of these casks, but to me it doesn’t show the true glory of first-fill sherry. Even then it’s pretty flat. A missed opportunity.

Score: 76/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2015/glenrothes/glenrothes-sherry-cask-reserve/

BOEK: But The Distilleries Went On

Wood Management Tasting Boom

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul wo, januari 28, 2015 07:27:56

Het was al mee dan een jaar geleden dat ik Boom nog onveilig was gaan maken met een initiatietasting. Na lang zoeken naar een geschikte datum konden we uiteindelijk op vrijdag 23 januari opnieuw afspreken in de kleine kantine naast de paardenstallen in de Dirkputstraat. Thema van de avond zou Wood Management worden en dit was de line-up:

Teeling Poitin

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2002 Hepburn’s Choice

Kilkerran 10 Year Old Bourbon Wood

GlenDronach 14 Year Old Sauternes Finish

Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Quinta Ruban

Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1995 Anam na h-Alba

Springbank 9 Year Old 2004 Gaja Barolo

Ik had op voorhand flink wat thee met honing gedronken om mijn stem te smeren, want de vorige ervaring leerde me dat deze bende ongeregeld in staat is decibels te produceren waar je zonder microfoon amper tegen op kan. Maar qua goedlachsheid en ambiance is het dan ook niet te versmaden.

Willy, de man die de organisatie op zich had genomen, had tevens gezorgd voor enkele hapjes (zoute koekjes, kaas, salami, chocolade, …), die goed van pas zouden komen.

De Teeling Poitin was de baseline, de new make, zeg maar, om deze Wood Management Tasting op gang te trekken. Met zijn 61,5% ABV was het onmiddellijk een sterke jongen, maar echt lekker werd hij niet bevonden. Een beetje een bevreemdende gewaarwording voor mij, want ik ben net heel erg tuk op new make. Maar dat ligt aan mij, natuurlijk.

De Blair Athol, een 10-jarig single cask op 46%, werd gesmaakt omwille van zijn eenvoud. Zacht en zeer toegankelijk kapt deze binnen als limonade. Weinig complex, het mag gezegd, maar vlot drinkbaar.

De Kilkerran Bourbon Wood, daarentegen, verdeelde de groep in twee kampen. Zij die hem heerlijk vonden en zij die hem helemaal niet over de tong kregen. Een beetje als een Woody Allen film, zeg maar. Like it or leave it. Deze groep bestaat voornamelijk uit mensen die niet van turf houden, zoveel is zeker.

De GlenDronach 14 Year Old Sauternes Finish viel wel bij iedereen in de smaak. Niet alleen omwille van zijn zoete smaak, maar hij is ook best complex. Zeer aangename, fruitige whisky, waarbij de wijn een extra twist geeft aan de smaak.

Dat kon bovendien ook gezegd worden van de Glenmorangie Quita Ruban, die op portovaten gefinished werd. Minder complex dan de GlenDronach, maar tevens zeer aangenaam en goed drinkbaar. De porto vertaalde zich naar rood fruit en kruiden als kaneel en kruidnagel.

Maar de verrassing van de avond was de Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1995, een single cask op vatsterkte dat op de markt werd gebracht door het Duitse Anam na h-Alba. Deze whisky rijpte op een oloroso sherryvat en werd bewust achteraan gezet omwille van zijn kracht.

Tot slot schonk ik nog een speciale Springbank, die eerst 4 jaar op bourbon rijpte en nadien nog eens vijf jaar mocht doorrijpen op Italiaanse Barolo-wijnvaten. Maar opnieuw bleek dit een grote verdeler te zijn van de groep, want ook hier was weer (zij het discreet) turf mee gemoeid.

Naar goede gewoonte werd na afloop van de tasting een top drie samengesteld door middel van handopsteking en dit was het verrassende resultaat:

Auchentoshan

GlenDronach

Glenmorangie

Het moge duidelijk wezen dat deze bende meer van zoete dingen houdt. Iets waar ik zeker mee aan de slag kan, wanneer we de volgende keer een Reis Rond de Wereld Tasting in elkaar steken.

Bedankt, Willy en kornuiten, voor wederom een avond vol leuke momenten, veel kabaal en fantastische mensen (en het mooie geschenk, een heerlijke grappa).

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Wm. Cadenhead’s News – Scotch Whisky News

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SPRINGBANK UPDATE

We are still awaiting a final release date for the new Springbank 17, 21 12 year old cask strength, as soon as they arrive we will feature them on the web shop front page.  I am sure you will love the new 21 and 17, and the new 12 cask strength is a bit of a gem, one I am sure will be a fast mover.

TASTING ROOM UPDATE

The Tasting Room has become so busy we are booked out until May for most of the evening sessions, this includes extra dates we have been adding. We are reviewing the schedule with the view to increasing them from every Thursday to every Tuesday Thursday from Mid May until further notice. We hope this helps the many 100s who have tried to book over the last month or so only to be told it’s a 3-4 month wait.

Distillery Profile No 2 – Springbank

When people research the history of whisky one distillery is always mentioned or acknowledged in some way, JA Mitchell Springbank Distillery.

The distillery we see today was established in 1828 on the site of a distillery run by the Mitchell family as far back as the early to mid 1700s because like so many distilleries at that time it was operating illicitly few records survive just the family records and internal history thats passed down from one generation to another.

Springbank is the most complete and original of Scotland’s original distilleries, they still produce 100% on-site from Malting the Barley then distilling and maturing on site to the final process of bottling the matured spirit.

If you have ever visited the distillery then you will understand how unlike other distilleries Springbank is be it the number of staff working on site to the original equipment still in use from the 1800s. No gloss and shine at this small iconic distillery just honest old fashioned values allowed.

Springbank has the only 2.5 times distilled whisky made via reduction and a back and forth distilling process (Too complicated to explain here) After distilling the whisky is stored in Bourbon or Sherry casks that will be used a maximum of 3 times, the cask are stored in the No’3 Bond for part of the time the oldest earthen floor bonded warehouse in Scotland, cask are stacked 2 high to allow the resting spirit to breath and mature equally.

The bottling hall is built into the old Longrow Distillery that operated like 32 others in Campbeltown from the 1800s until prohibition in the USA took its toll on the once whisky capital of the world Springbank was the only distillery to survive the downturn because unlike the others it did not rush to what was then the worlds fastest growing economy the USA that like all others had a period of political instability or an act of a leader who wishes to leave their mark usually to the detriment of the economy or society.

After the second world war Springbank like many other distilleries was growing its market once again which continued on the whole undisrupted until like many others it suffered the economic instability following the oil crisis of the 1970s then the biggest threat came during the 1980s as the then UK government decided to shift vast swathes of the economy to move away from manufacturing to a service based economy and the loss of millions of jobs, luckily thanks to some forward planning the distillery survived and grew in the new whisky markets, its reputation has grown not only with whisky drinkers but also within the industry.

It’s iconic 21 year old was named malt of the century much to the dismay of some back in 1999 thanks to the votes of whisky drinkers around the world this was a great moment for the distillery.

Between 2000 2005 Springbank 21 had sold out then a surprise release hit the market in 2005 which sold out quickly leaving us with another few years with-out the vintage, over the last few years every January early February another bottling hits the market. In the last 2 years some rather special editions have been released with a cask strength limited edition Sherry cask 17 year old due out in February 2015. And for those who love the truly rare then another 25 year old is due out late October to Mid November 2015, the 2014 edition sold out in London less than 25 mins from being released.

Not bad for a distillery that was called ODD back in 2008! Now there is a real Gem Springbank ODD a whisky bottled exclusively for our shop in London and to celebrate and bask in the glory of being ODD! Long may it continue.

And finally, don’t tell anyone this but…

The 2015 London Exclusive is going to come from a small Island off the West coast of Scotland, the only other clue is it’s not from Jura, Skye or Mull, and its old.

Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop Tasting Room

26 Chiltern Street London W1U 7QF

Tel: 020 7935 6999

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America Early February 2015 Outturn Offerings – Scotch Whisky News

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Early February 2015 Outturn Offerings 

Cask No. 35.106                             $145

Fantastically floral

Speyside, Lossie

The nose was fantastically floral – grand gardens, creamy carnations, frivolous freesias, rampant roses and even courgette flower fritters. We also got Crunchie bars, donuts, peach cobbler, apple turnover, vanilla candles, and oak sawdust – very attractive. The palate was Bourbon-sweet and nutty (popcorn, marzipan, sugared almonds, coconut) – with peach, putty and pot-pourri and mildly bitter notes of perfume, grapefruit, oak and walnut. The reduced nose offered peach melba, honey on rye, fresh figs, custard creams, lady-finger biscuits and cedar sap. On the palate, ice-cream sundae sweetness was barely restrained by dry and mildly bitter flavours. The distillery is near Elgin’s ‘gallows-hill’.

Drinking tip: A sweet celebration of 4th July – especially if enjoyed in pleasant garden surroundings

Colour: Deep honey gold

Cask: First-fill designer barrel

Age: 16 years

Date distilled: December 1996

Alcohol: 54.4%

USA allocation: 120 bottles

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Cask No. 1.179                               $210

The Artists Studio

Speyside, Spey

The panel had a collective memory of an artists studio with aromas of wooden easels, paintbrushes, linseed and canvas. Our painter had arranged white lilies in a pewter jug. While he contemplated his subject he enjoyed a slice of toffee sponge cake and a cup of sweetened espresso. To taste they found figs, dates and fresh almonds, then chocolate brownie and coffee cake. Water released runny caramel, golden syrup and advent calendar chocolate. The texture was deliciously coating and salivating and one panel member was reminded of licking the bowl after baking. A hint of mint completed the masterpiece.

Drinking tip: For inspiration

Colour: A ships bell

Cask: Refill hogshead

Age: 27 years

Date distilled: December 1986

Alcohol: 47.2%

USA allocation: 60 bottles 

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Cask No. 29.154                     $185 

Camping with M*A*S*H

Islay

Wow – the nose had so much – hessian, canvas, leather, bandages, first aid boxes, surgical soap, seashells, sea-weed, tar, bonfire smoke – it was like M*A*S*H set up camp on an Islay beach. The palate spoke confidently of harbours and hospitals – lobster pots, fish boxes, fishing boats, salted macadamias, heather and mussels lined up against Big Red gum, elastoplasts and sweet peat-smoke. After reduction, the nose twitched at a breeze carrying heather, peat and crab claws over the machair. The palate became easy-drinking; medicated sweetness, both cooling (menthol throat sweets) and with pleasant heat on the finish. The distillery looks out to Texa.

Drinking tip: An end of the pier sundowner.

Colour: Sinister gold

Cask: Refill hogshead

Age: 23 years

Date distilled: October 1990

Alcohol: 49.8%

USA allocation: 90 bottles

Cask No. 84.16                       $130

‘A beaker full of the warm south’

Speyside, Spey

The nose was ‘a beaker full of the warm south’ – heady flowers on a midsummer Canary Island breeze; various sweet wines (Madeira, Sauternes, muscat, sweet pale sherry), Müller fruit corner and honey dribbled over ice-cream. The neat palate (completely un-aggressive) was deliciously warm and tasty – hibiscus flowers in syrup, spun sugar, candy floss and flooding honey intensity – but all complexified by the glow of a dying charcoal fire and some muted orange zest and lemon rock. The reduced nose – lemon bonbons and honey was ‘sweet delight on a summer’s night’. The palate – wood sap, lemon drizzle cake and honey – Ab Fab.

Drinking tip: On a summer night, in the garden, counting shooting stars.

Colour: Frascati in the moonlight

Cask: Refill barrel

Age: 13 years

Date distilled: October 2001

Alcohol: 56.6%

USA allocation: 90 bottles

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Cask No. 123.9                       $145

The big fat tipsy wedding

Highland, Southern

Imagine a feasting table set with sweet mashed potato with butter, rye bread with beef dripping, figs and balsamic and hoppy IPA to wash it down. Deserts of chocolate and ginger, spiced treacle tart and sticky toffee pudding served with lashings of Turkish espresso. To taste, a knuckle of lamb with a wine jus, pork crackling and beef soppet (cooked juices), then curiously Bonjela and cola cubes. Water reminded the panel of Bovril broth and roasted pumpkin. A bathroom cupboard with talcum powder, violet fresh towels and shaving foam on the nose and walnuts and Jaffa cakes on the final taste.

Drinking tip: Better neat. Just get on with it!

Colour: Buffed mahogany

Cask: First-fill butt

Age: 16 years

Date distilled: July 1998

Alcohol: 56.6%

USA allocation: 120 bottles

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GLENDRONACH RELEASES BATCH 11 OF ITS SINGLE CASK BOTTLINGS

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GLENDRONACH RELEASES BATCH 11 OF ITS SINGLE CASK BOTTLINGS

GLENDRONACH has today, 29 January, released the latest batch, its eleventh, of single cask bottlings.

It comprises nine outstanding casks from the award-winning Aberdeenshire distillery that were bottled in November and all are available as of today.

Ranging from 43 to 18 years old, there is huge and intriguing variety across the nine, six of which were matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheons, two in Oloroso Sherry Butts and one in an Oloroso Sherry Puncheon.

Typically for GlenDronach, each cask demonstrates the classic robust and richly sherried style infused with mouth-watering, zingy fruits.

All nine single casks have been hand-selected by BenRiach’s Managing Director and Master Distiller Billy Walker who described them as “sensational” and added:

“I believe Batch 11 makes a very simple point – the wood has a huge influence on the spirit. You immediately sense – and taste – the influence of the casks on these nine sublime single malts. The subtle interaction of the ex-sherry wood with the Highland spirit over long dark years in the warehouse creates a luxurious and amazingly complex raft of flavours. In these nine expressions you feel the pulse of our inventory at GlenDronach and the idiosyncratic personality of the casks coming through. That, plus the passion and craftsmanship of our people, is what produces these incredible whiskies time and time again.”

Batch Eleven has a number of superb highlights.

The oldest, 1971 cask number 2920, at 48.6% vol, is a monster 43 years old malt matured in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon. Intense treacle toffee floods over sour plums and roasted coffee. Harmonising waves of leather and tobacco give great depth and are balanced perfectly by a subtle toasted walnut and date back note.

As a contrast the 18 years old from cask number 244, at 56.9% vol, is the youngest, distilled in February 1996. Matured in a fine Oloroso Sherry Butt, there is a tremendous balance of mixed candied peel and stewed dark fruits sprinkled with dark Demerara. Delicious waves of toffee, cracked barley and warm oak spices combine to give a long and elegant finish.

 The cask details are as follows: 1971 cask # 2920 /  43 years old / Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon / 48.6% vol.  1990 cask # 1020 /  24 years old / Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon / 53.8% vol. 1990 cask # 1162 / 24 years old / Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon / 52.9%vol.  1994 cask # 54 / 20 years old / Oloroso Sherry Butt / 56.6% vol. 1994 cask # 3201 / 20 years old / Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon / 56.2% vol.

1994 cask # 3386 / 20 years old / Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon / 53.6% vol.

1995 cask # 538 / 19 years old / Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon / 55.0% vol.

1995 cask # 4941 / 19 years old / Oloroso Sherry Puncheon / 57.0% vol.

1996 cask # 244 / 18 years old / Oloroso Sherry Butt / 56.9% vol.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2015/02/glendronach-releases-batch-11-of-its-single-cask-bottlings/

GLASGOW DISTILLERY; A Visit by MACLEANSCOTLAND – Whisky News

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GLASGOW DISTILLERY 

Paul and Liz of mcleanscotland/angels whisky club paid a pre planned visit to the Glasgow Distillery during January. Meeting up with Liam and a privileged show round of the operation, where they met the team, tried a few samples, saw the equipment and asked the questions. Made all the more difficult after a whole day and night with the Irish Tourist Board, we did struggle to make breakfast!

Q; Jarmo Halmeenkari from Finland asked us to pose the question; Where can we get this?

A; precious batch of aged single malt Speyside casks has been acquired by Glasgow Distillery and is to be launched under the brand name Prometheus. Where has Glasgow Distillery kept hidden this 26 year old? Chatting to Liam (Liam Hughes CEO) it will be delivered in a nice presentation box – still being designed – a very nice tall bottle shape with a cork/glass stopper. It will be presented in Hamburgh at the start of February and sadly, for us, also available in Scotland soon at around £300. Liz and Paul were lucky enough to sample this and very lucky to be given the chance to get their hands on a bottle once out there!

It WAS a really good dram, we both agreed (for once!). The coveted liquid was left to quietly sleep for nearly three decades until it was awoken after a chance meeting between Liam and the original owners. During the summer of 2014, a plan was hatched to finally release this unique and special whisky.

A question from a friend in Moscow; Q; we are interested in the cask idea and the club, what can you find out?

A; The 1770 CLUB This is a chance to own a piece of Glasgow distilling history. The 1770 Club gives you the opportunity to purchase your own cask filled with new make spirit and have it stored in their bonded warehouse for a minimum of three years and a day. Membership Includes; a specific cask (size you choose) with a unique reference number stencilled onto the end plate of the cask. A certificate of ownership detailing the quantity and strength of spirit that you own. Advice on optimal bottling time. You will be welcome to visit the distillery and inspect your whisky. Protection by 24 hour security and insurance – Paul’s note, we did check this out, dinnae worry, tight as Fort Knox, the whole site is bonded and totally secure. Membership also gets you a bottle of the distillery’s first spirit, Makar™ Glasgow Gin – and can I say (Paul), I hate gin, do not like it at all! But, we were introduced to a few different gin samples, mine had an orange twist with loads of ice and tonic, well d’you know, I drank the lot! I asked, why that much ice? A few ice cubes will start to melt away in the drink, lots of ice with keel each other company and keep each other iced for longer, amazing. Club membership starts at only £670 excluding VAT and UK duty, whoopee!

When asked,”what is annual output?” Liam answered; around 200,000 70cl bottles per year. They will mash 5 times per week and will run the whisky still and the gin still simultaneously.

The gin is available now, each day they “play around” making up cocktails, trying new ideas with this gin; Makar™

In all, we spent a couple of hours at the distillery, by the way, an industrial unit, no pagoda, no sign even! There will be NO visitors allowed and no visitor centre, but, depending on the tour and group we (mcleanscotland) may be able to sneak you in, eh Liam!

When will the first whisky dribble out? The first week of February. But you can buy a cask anytime.

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We both agreed (Liz and Paul), everyone working here is super friendly, they know what they are doing and, more to the point, enjoy what they are doing! So much so, the planned Christmas drinks away in Glasgow was cancelled as all volunteered to stay and help receive still equipment, then set it up, a task in itself they said! Now what other distillery would do that I ask you? After samples of both whisky and gin, not to mention botanics and herbs Liz also took away, we were then driven back to Glasgow city by Liam!

See story on angels here

http://www.mcleanscotland.com/    http://www.angelswhiskyclub.com/

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2015/02/glasgow-distillery-a-visit-by-macleanscotland-whisky-news/

Whisky Magazine Whiskies Conference 2015 – Whisky News

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Joseph Magliocco, President, Michter’s Distillery

Joseph Magliocco is President of Louisville based Michter’s Distillery as well as its parent Chatham Imports, a supplier of imported wines, niche spirits, and beer. Upon completing his studies, he immediately began his full-time work in the spirits industry. Inducted in Bordeaux as a Commandeur de L’Ordre du Bontemps de Medoc et de Graves, he has considerable experience working with not just spirits, but wines as well. He graduated from Yale College, where he majored in Religious Studies and did some bartending, and he earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. He has done and continues to do charitable work volunteering for not-for-profit organisations.

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Dr Nicholas Morgan, Head of Whisky Outreach, Diageo

Dr Nicholas Morgan is Head of Whisky Outreach at Diageo plc, the largest Scotch whisky producer. His previous role as Scotch Heritage Director was to champion the deep-rooted heritage of the company and its brands. Prior to that, he directed Diageo’s global malt whisky marketing team, leading key innovations such as the development of the Talisker range and the introduction of the Special Releases programme. Nick Morgan joined United Distillers (now Diageo) in 1990, when he established the world’s largest collection of historical material relating to the spirits industry. Before that, he taught modern Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2015/01/whisky-magazine-whiskies-s-conference-2015-whisky-news/

New Products at Nickolls & Perks – Whisky News

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Evan Williams 1783 43% £30.50 The expression that comes with Even Williams 1783 is named after the year the distillery was set up in Kentucky…

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Sazerac Rye 45% Straight Rye Whiskey £49.95 STRICTLY ONE PER CUSTOMER The Name Sazerac comes from the Coffee House in New Orleans…

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Bruichladdich Octomore 6.3 5 Year Old Islay Barley 64% £143.00 Grown on Octmore farm this is the first Octomore released that has been distilled from 100% Islay Barley…

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Nomad Outland Whisky £28.38 A well-worked duo between master distiller Richard Paterson and superb producers…

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Kilchoman Cask Strength, Special Offer this Weekend Only!! ~ Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News

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Kilchoman Cask Strength 59.2% ABV | 70cl

Save £10.00 (was £73.00) 17.5% off!

This is the first original cask strength expression launched by Kilchoman distillery since it was founded in 2005. It’s 100% bourbon matured and bottled at 5 years old and was distilled with a proportion of home-grown barley.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Soft peaty aromas, citrus and pear drops.
Palate: Sweetness first, soft peat smoke and ripe fruity notes.
Finish: Long and clean with peat smoke and citrus later.

Price: £51.67 ex VAT
£62.00 inc VAT

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