MCLEANSCOTLAND sell out a Scottish whisky tour in ONE MINUTE! – Scotch Whisky News

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MCLEANSCOTLAND sell out a Scottish whisky tour in ONE MINUTE!

MCLEANSCOTLAND designed a whisky tour with Mika Jansson of the Malt Whisky Association of Finland, for June 2015. Starting and ending in Helsinki via Aberdeen, the 5 day/night tour includes Glen Moray, Glenmorangie, Clynelish , Old Pulteney, Scapa and Highland Park, Tomatin and Old Meldrum distillery visits. Not to mention a couple of whisky independents, sightseeing in Caithness, Moray, Aberdeenshire and Orkney.  Working once again with the MWAF this tour was offered after the initial announcement for the Orkney and Highlands trip for summer 2015, taking in bookings on Friday afternoon at 4.30 PM.

“A total of 14 emails  arrived with that precise timestamp, so the trip was completely sold within a minute, we had a total of 18 bookings for the tour – amazing! What can I say – the reputation of mcleanscotland’s previously arranged, most excellent tours have certainly played a big part here, as well as Paul visiting us here in Finland. Looking forward to a magnificent summer adventure!!”  Mika Jansson. 

We all look forward to this exciting whisky tour for 2015, Paul and Liz, MCLEANSCOTLAND 

http://www.mcleanscotland.com/   http://www.whiskytourscotland.com/

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/mcleanscotland-sell-out-a-scottish-whisky-tour-in-one-minute-scotch-whisky-news/

Jura Whisky “Our love affair with Brooklyn” – Scotch Whisky News

Jura Whisky

Our love affair with Brooklyn

We’ve always admired the Brooklyn way of life. They’re creators, just like us, and on every corner there’s a new artisanal wonder working its way to the top of the independent foodie-chain. So we thought we’d ask the innovators of Brooklyn to help us create our first co-created whisky, and we named it, Jura Brooklyn.

We hand-selected some of our favourite Brooklyn artisans – ones renowned for taking risks, innovating and for adding to the unconventional community that the area’s so famous for.

Jura Brooklyn

Our Collaborators

When on the collaborator hunt, we were immediately drawn to Fine and Raw Chocolate. Their mission is to save the world through silliness and damn good chocolate and they do it with all the best ingredients possible.

We then approached The Bedford Cheese Shop – one of the finest cheese mongers in the world and a Brooklyn institution! Despite their success, they have never lost their sense of community and their love for everything cheesy – we HAD to get them on board, for their love of potent flavours alone.

But we couldn’t gather together 12 of the finest crafters and creators in Brooklyn without approaching The Brooklyn Brewery – one of the area’s most renowned havens that is now seen in pubs and shops around the world. With good beer at their heart and an immersive brewery in Williamsburg that opens to hoards of fans eager to get a taste of the good stuff and a sneak peek inside the brewery every week, they were pivotal to the creation of this fine single malt.

So on a fine Brooklyn day, we gathered our crew of odd-balls and off-the-wall creators and we presented them with 6 cask samples, each reflecting the unique flavours of Brooklyn’s heritage. Once everybody had their say, we created 3 marriages to be whittled down to one. Creating a whisky by Brooklyn, for Brooklyn!

And the logo changed too… while traditional Jura features the stag, the Brooklyn version needed an equivalent. And what animal exists in as much abundance in Brooklyn as deer do in Jura? Pigeons, of course! And alas, the pigeon stag was born.

The Delicious Result

With a melting pot of Brooklynites and a bucket load of experience, passion and craft, we created a whisky that not only sold out in 3 days, but that had a launch event where people were fighting to get on the guest-list. With 16 private tastings executed by our Master Distiller, Willie Tait, and featuring all of our collaborators, we welcomed the likes of Vogue, Esquire, The New York Times and 1900 more to try our masterpiece.

Now the rest, as they say, is history.

Come and order a bottle of Jura Brooklyn before everyone else does.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/jura-whisky-our-love-affair-with-brooklyn-scotch-whisky-news/

Heaven Hill Distilleries Announces Release of 2014 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling – American Whiskey News

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Eight Edition of annual ultra-premium release will feature rare 13-year-old cask strength wheat whiskey, continue support of ALS research and treatment.

BARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the country’s largest independent family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer, announces the 2014 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill, who holds the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey, will be shipping the rarity into selected markets across the country beginning in mid-September and it will hit retail shelves in September and October. The annual release of the Parker’s Heritage Collection bottling, of which this represents the eigth in the series, is always highly anticipated by whiskey lovers worldwide and the bottlings are some of the most lauded and coveted releases of the year. 

This year, for the first time, Heaven Hill will be using an American Straight Whiskey style other than Bourbon for the Parker’s Heritage Collection release. The 2014 edition will feature 13-year-old straight wheat whiskey, bottled at cask strength and non-chill filtered. The barrels used for this year’s offering were from the very first run of what later would become Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey. With a minimum of 51% soft winter wheat in the mashbill or grain recipe, Bernheim is the only straight wheat whiskey produced by a major American distiller and has been available since 2005. For this reason, this year’s Parker’s Heritage Collection release has been dubbed “Original Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey”. 

The release will be comprised of two small batch dumps, the first of which will be bottled at a robust 127.4° proof or 63.7% alcohol by volume. The cask strength and lack of chill filtering mean the whiskey is bottled much as it came out of the barrel after 13 years of aging on the top floors of Rickhouse Y on the Heaven Hill property in Bardstown. Heaven Hill announced in June that they were repackaging the Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey to add a 7 year age statement, but the additional 6 years of maturation gives the Parker’s Heritage Collection Original Batch Wheat Whiskey even greater complexity and depth. The soft, biscuity profile of Bernheim is tempered with additional oak and char notes, and the finish is long and spicy. 

Heaven Hill Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam, for whom the acclaimed series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) several years ago. Last year’s edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection, called the “Promise of Hope” release, raised over $300,000 for the ALS Association’s Parker Beam Promise of Hope Fund through a $20 per bottle contribution made by Heaven Hill. Heaven Hill will continue with this cause-related campaign, and will contribute $5 from the average national retail cost of $89.99 for every 750ml bottle sold of this year’s “Original Batch” release to ALS research and treatment. With every past edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection selling out of Heaven Hill’s warehouses, the company expects to generate an additional $65,000 to battle ALS through this year’s edition, which is not as broad a release as last year’s “Promise of Hope” bottling. 

This year’s release of Parker’s Heritage Collection promises to be a worthy successor to the previous seven releases, which, having won multiple awards from Whisky Advocate magazine, Whisky Magazine and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, stand as some of the most critically lauded American Whiskeys in recent memory. Past bottlings have won awards ranging from “Best North American Whiskey” to “American Whiskey of the Year” to “Best of Show, Brown Spirits.” As a result, the Parker’s Heritage Collection releases have become some of the most anticipated and sought after bottlings of every new year. 

Packaged in the same upscale 750ml bottle as the previous six editions but with a buff colored label, the Parker’s Heritage Collection Original Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey bottling reflects the care and craftsmanship of its contents. Available in a three bottle case, it will be featured on the shelves and back bars of the nation’s finest spirits retailers and on-premise operators starting in September. With the ever increasing interest in American Whiskeys, especially ultra-premium bottlings, consumers will have to act quickly to secure a sample of the rarity. 

“American Whiskey connoisseurs have every year come to eagerly anticipate the announcement and introduction of the new Parker’s Heritage Collection release”, noted Susan Wahl, Senior Brand Manager for Whiskeys at Heaven Hill Distilleries. “With the additional interest of an extra aged wheat whiskey, the cause-related contributions to ALS treatment and all the attention the Ice Bucket Challenge has focused on it, we anticipate this year’s Parker’s Heritage Collection Original Batch Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey to be another highly regarded release.” 

Founded in 1934, Bardstown, KY-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. (www.heavenhill.com) is the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world’s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon. Heaven Hill’s diversified portfolio of brands includes Evan Williams Bourbon; Larceny , Elijah Craig and Henry McKenna Bourbons, Burnett’s Vodkas and Gin; Admiral Nelson’s and Blackheart Rums; HPNOTIQ Liqueur; The Christian Brothers Brandies; PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur; Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur; Lunazul Tequila; Cinerator Hot Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey and Rittenhouse Rye Whisky. Heaven Hill reminds you to “Think Wisely. Drink Wisely.”

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/heaven-hill-distilleries-announces-release-of-2014-parkers-heritage-collection-limited-edition-bottling-american-whiskey-news/

Ledaig 8 Year Old 2005 The Whisky Mercenary

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
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The Whisky Exchange “Diageo Special Releases 2014 – first look” – Scotch Whisky News

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Diageo Special Releases 2014 – first look

The eagerly-awaited line-up of the Diageo Special Releases 2014 has been announced. There are a total of 11 bottlings this year, including the four usual suspects (Port Ellen, Brora, Lagavulin and unpeated Caol Ila), a couple of first-timers (Strathmill and Singleton of Glendullan), and the first premium no-age-statement entry (Clynelish).

Full 2014 range

Full 2014 range

The full range of Diageo Special Releases 2014

I tasted this year’s range at a pre-launch presentation last week. We will post full tasting notes after the official launch, but here are my initial impressions. The prices quoted are the RRPs, but we won’t know our exact prices until they arrive: Strathmill 25 Year Old

Strathmill 25 Year Old

Strathmill 1988. 25yo. 52.4%. 2,700 bottles. RRP £275.

Strathmill makes its first appearance in the Special Releases – apart from the Manager’s Choice and Flora and Fauna bottlings, this is the first official release in recent times. Matured in refill American oak, this is sweet and creamy, with a whack of vanilla from the oak, and showing the grassiness that is the distillery’s hallmark. Rosebank 1992 / 21 Year Old

Rosebank 1992 / 21 Year Old

Rosebank 1992. 21yo. 55.3%. 4,530 bottles. RRP £300.

Some of the last whisky to be produced at the distillery which closed a year later, this has been aged exclusively in refill American oak, and is fruitier and sweeter than the 2011 release, while also being more complex and chewy. It has a creamy texture and displays notes of tangerine, which turn to pineapple when water is added.Cragganmore 25 Year Old

Cragganmore 25 Year Old

Cragganmore 1988. 25yo. 51.4%. 3,372 bottles. RRP £299.

Cragganmore makes its first appearance in the Special Releases since 2010′s 21 year old. Aged in refill American oak casks with new ends, this is rich with spicy wood notes and a creamy texture, which develops with a little water. Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old

Singleton of Glendullan 38 Year Old

Singleton of Glendullan 38yo. 59.8%. 3,756 bottles. RRP £750.

The distillery is making its first appearance in the line-up and this bottling is also the oldest in this year’s range. This was distilled at a higher cask-filling strength of 68.5%, hence the high strength even after 38 years. This is subtle and elegant on the nose but explodes on the palate. It is warming without water, but the strength is not overpowering and neither are the wood tannins. It is laden with menthol notes and is spicy on the finish. Benrinnes 1992 / 21 Year Old

Benrinnes 1992 / 21 Year Old

Benrinnes 1992. 21yo. 56.9%. 2,892 bottles. RRP £240.

The flavours in this release are the most likely to divide opinion. Aged in ‘Bodega European oak’ (Diageo-speak for a first-fill sherry cask), this is big, meaty and salty (think Bovril). With added water, the saltiness dissipates to reveal dark chocolate. This isn’t a whisky for the faint-hearted, but will please those who love bold, sherried whiskies. Clynelish Select Reserve

Clynelish Select Reserve

Clynelish Select Reserve. 54.9%. 2,964 bottles. RRP £500.

The first premium no-age-statement Special Release, this is a combination of five vintages and five wood types: three types of American oak (first-fill, refill and rejuvenated) and two types of European (refill and bodega). With the current debate around NAS whiskies, this is bound to cause some controversy. Bottled without an age statement due to the mixture of ages (however, we do know that the youngest is 16 years old), it has been created solely with a flavour profile in mind. It’s incredibly complex – a classically waxy Clynelish with spicy oak notes right to the end.

Caol Ila Unpeated 1998 / 15 Year Old

Caol Ila Unpeated 1998 / 15 Year Old

Caol Ila Unpeated 1998. 15yo. 60.39%. 10,668 bottles. RRP £75.

The first releases of unpeated Caol Ila were unexpectedly smoky. It’s been reducing year-on-year and there’s hardly any in this year’s release. I found this surprisingly easy to drink for a whisky at 60%, and for me it was better without water. Incredibly fruity on the nose, the palate is creamy with an orange note, and black pepper present right to the very end of the finish. Brora 35 Year Old

Brora 35 Year Old

Brora 35yo. Distilled 1978. 48.6%. 2,964 bottles. RRP £1,200.

The 13th release of Brora was aged in a combination of refill American and refill European oak. Closer in style to the 2012 bottling, rather than last year’s earthier expression, this is elegant yet complex, displaying the trademark Brora waxiness along with sweet wood tannins and, with water, notes of tropical fruit. Caol Ila 1983 / 30 Year Old

Caol Ila 1983 / 30 Year Old

Caol Ila 1983. 30yo. 55.1%. 7,638 bottles. RRP £425.

My personal favourite from the set, this stands out from the crowd, especially at this price. Aged in a combination of refill American and refill European oak, the first note is of menthol cigarettes and freshly cut grass. Initally absent, the peat slowly builds and builds right to the very end of the finish. Tasted blind, I would have said it was either a Brora or a Port Ellen – combining the waxiness of the former with the chamois leather note of the latter. Lagavulin 12 Year Old / 13th Release

Lagavulin 12 Year Old / 13th Release

Lagavulin 12yo. 13th Release, bottled 2014. 54.4%. 31,428 bottles. RRP £80.

One of the stalwarts of the series, the 13th release is very different to last year’s. Aged in refill American oak, the texture is mouth-coating with notes of dry ash and iodine. Much drier than previous bottlings, with tar and struck matches combined with a hint of meatiness, the latter more prominent when water is added. Port Ellen 1978 / 35 Year Old / 14th Release

Port Ellen 1978 / 35 Year Old / 14th Release

Port Ellen 14th Release. Distilled 1978. 35yo. 56.5%. 2,964 bottles. RRP £2,200.

The highest-priced entry in the range and the one that’s the most sought-after. The 14th release is more elegant than last year’s: the wood tannins are subtle and the chamois leather not as prominent as one expects from Port Ellen, but that’s not a bad thing here. Incredibly complex, with notes of Oxo cubes, and a cinnamon spiciness that continues to the end of a very long finish.

This year’s range is – once again – outstanding. The two Caol Ilas are the standouts for me – the unpeated for its approachable nature and the 1983 for the sheer complexity and intensity. The Benrinnes may not be to my personal taste, but there are plenty that will love it. The line-up ticks all the boxes, including three closed distilleries and a couple of distilleries where expressions as a single malt are rare. Diageo have shown that they are able to produce a wide range of whisky styles – sweet and fruity (Strathmill), sweet and rich (Rosebank), rich and spicy (Cragganmore and Clynelish), sherry monster (Benrinnes), fruity and spicy (Caol Ila Unpeated), rich and peaty (Caol Ila 1983 and Brora), rich and spicy (Port Ellen and Lagavulin) – and this year (for me at least), they’ve created some masterpieces that are indeed special.

We are awaiting details of release dates, but you can click on any of the products above to sign up for an email when the whiskies become available.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-whisky-exchange-diageo-special-releases-2014-first-look-scotch-whisky-news/

Glenfarclas Vintage Family Casks at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Glenfarclas 1973 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #4795

Beautiful colour from this Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled in 1973, single sherry hogshead #4795 was left to slumber until 2014 where it was bottled as part of The Family Casks Summer 2014 batch. Bottled at 48.2% vol, 195 bottles filled.

£582.00 (£485.00 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 4795

Glenfarclas 1987 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #3829

Next up in The Family Casks Summer 2014 range is this 1987 vintage, which has been aged in refill sherry butt #3829. Bottled in March 2014 at 48.0% vol, 605 bottles of this beautiful looking Glenfarclas have been filled and made available.

£230.40 (£192.00 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 3829

Glenfarclas 1985 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #2591

Refill sherry hogshead #2591 has been bottled as part of the Summer 2014 Family Casks range. Distilled in 1985, 295 bottles of this Glenfarclas single malt whisky have been filled at 45.4% vol.

£286.20 (£238.50 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 2591

Glenfarclas 1983 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #31

Part of The Family Casks Summer 2014 range is this 1983 vintage Glenfarclas. Aged in a refill hogshead, cask #31 has been bottled at 46.1% vol with an out-turn of 249 bottles.

£339.90 (£283.25 ex vat)

Click here to purchase BenRiach Single Cask 182044

Glenfarclas 1984 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #6032

Part of The Family Casks Summer 2014 range from Glenfarclas distillery is this 1984 vintage that’s been aged in a plain hogshead. Cask #6032 was bottled at cask strength, 47.0 vol with only 211 bottles filled.

£570.60 (£475.50 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 6032

Glenfarclas 1974 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #8579

A 1974 vintage Glenfarclas bottled in March 2014 for the Summer 2014 release of The Family Casks range. 437 bottles have been filled from single refill butt #8579, bottled at 57.2% vol.

£573.60 (£478.00 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 8579

Glenfarclas 1976 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #3105

Bottled as part of the Summer 2014 Family Casks range from Glenfarclas distillery, refill butt #3105 was distilled in 1976. Left to slumber until 2014, 354 bottles filled at 41.8% vol.

£412.80 (£344.00 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 3105

Glenfarclas 1980 / Family Casks Summer 2014
Cask #3180

Released as part of the Summer 2014 Family Casks range, this 1980 vintage Glenfarclas has been left to slumber in a plain hogshead until March 2014. An out-turn of 357 bottles, filled at cask strength, 46.2% vol.

£341.20 (£284.33 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas Single Cask 3180

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/glenfarclas-vintage-family-casks-at-abbey-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Ardmore 2000 (Liquid Library)

Have you noticed the diminishing amount of independent Laphroaig and the sudden rise of Ardmore? With the current high demand for whisky in general and the relatively limited supply of Islay whisky, heavily peated Ardmore is being pushed as the alternative for Laphroaig – both distilleries are owned by Beam / Suntory.

We’re trying a young one: Ardmore 2000 in the Liquid Library series.

 

Ardmore 2000 Liquid LibraryArdmore 2000 Liquid LibraryArdmore 14 yo 2000 (49,8%, Liquid Library 2014, refill hogshead, 289 btl.)

Nose: ashy and peaty, Islay-style indeed. Older Ardmore can have a tropical side to it – this one doesn’t, but it does show a fruity sweetness of peaches and pears. Some hay and walnut skin. Buttered toast. Not very complex but really enjoyable. Mouth: sharper now, with a sour / bitter attack and then heavy ashes. Rather dry and peppery. Burnt grass, soot, liquorice, grapefruit skin. A vague sweetness in the background, but otherwise it’s pretty assertive, not to say a little hardcore. Finish: long, dry, with an agave touch and hints of tar.

A straightforward, austere Ardmore that isn’t quite up there with Laphroaig, although the effort is worthwhile. Around € 85.

Score: 82/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/ardmore/ardmore-2000-liquid-library/

Bailie Nicol Jarvie

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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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 94: Passport Scotch

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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SECOND NEW PERMANENT RELEASE FOR THE GLENLIVET NÀDURRA RANGE – Scotch Whisky News

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SECOND NEW PERMANENT RELEASE FOR THE GLENLIVET NÀDURRA RANGE 

The Glenlivet has unveiled a second new permanent expression in its innovative Nàdurra range, building on its leadership of the dynamic growth of craft spirits. The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection is drawn from casks made from American White Oak that have never before been used to mature Scotch whisky, with these casks – a popular choice of distillers at The Glenlivet since the early 1900s – imparting hints of creamy vanilla to this wonderfully rich single malt.

Bottled at cask strength, The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection will be available around the world and including within the UK, US and Sweden, rolling out from September 2014, priced at $80. The expression will also be available in Global Travel Retail at 48% ABV. 

The release follows the initial launch of The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso in Travel Retail Europe earlier this year and is supported by a new cask strength edition of this expression. The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Cask Strength will also enter domestic markets, including India, Canada and Taiwan from the same month, priced at $75. 

These new permanent expressions showcase the versatility and multi-layered quality of The Glenlivet, whilst meeting the growing demand for handcrafted single malt whiskies with an interesting twist. The range is crafted in small batches using traditional production methods and capturing the original passion behind George Smith’s distillery. Celebrating the highly skilful traditions of whisky making at The Glenlivet, all expressions in the Nàdurra range are bottled without chill-filtration, offering the additional complexity, body and texture of a whisky that has just been drawn from the cask. 

The 19th Century production methods, combined with maturation in first-fill American Oak casks, imparts The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection with an inviting aroma of soft vanilla, fudge and sweet, ripe pears, developing into a tropical mix of pineapple, banana and citrus on the palate and leading to a refreshing finish. 

Nikki Burgess, Global Brand Director for The Glenlivet comments; “Whisky enthusiasts have admired The Glenlivet for its signature smooth and fruity flavour profile for nearly 200 years so, with our Nàdurra range, we want to highlight the skill and craftsmanship behind The Glenlivet. The Glenlivet Nàdurra has long held an extra special place in the hearts of single malt whisky connoisseurs and we are confident that our new Nàdurra innovations will satisfy their increasing appetite for excellence in single malt whisky craftsmanship.” 

The new expression comes in refreshed packaging, first introduced in April 2014, which all future expressions of The Glenlivet Nàdurra will be released in to emphasise the handcrafted nature of the range. The design includes a prominent batch number, cask-like stamps and a more visible translation of the Gaelic word, Nàdurra – meaning natural – to illustrate the essence of the brand. 

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection (cask strength) tasting notes

Colour: Light gold

Nose: An enticing mix of soft vanilla, fudge notes and sweet ripe pears engulf the senses

Taste: A tantalisingly tropical mix of juicy pineapple and ripe banana cut with a zesty citrus flourish

Finish: Medium and refreshing 

The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection 48% ABV tasting notes

Colour: Light gold

Nose: An abundant bouquet of sweet, soft pears and creamy vanilla fudge

Taste: A deliciously sweet mix of tropical pineapple and ripe banana coupled with a delightful citrus sparkle

Finish: Medium and refreshing 

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Cask Strength tasting notes

Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Aromas of ripe peaches, with gentle notes of cinnamon and rich fruit cake

Palate: Soft, creamy toffee, with the fruitiness of juicy sweet clementine oranges

Finish: Long and sweet, leading to a slightly dry, spicy finish 

About The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet is the No. 2 single malt Scotch whisky in the world. Crafted in the remote Livet Valley since 1824, it is the only whisky with the unchallengeable right to be called The Glenlivet. 

About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport. 

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