The Lost Distillery Company Gerston Archivist Wins Gold at The International Whisky Competition 2019 – Scotch Whisky News

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The Lost Distillery Company Gerston Archivist Wins Gold at The International Whisky Competition 2019.

The Lost Distillery Company, Gerston Archivist has triumphed at The International Whisky Competition 2019, scooping 1st place within the Best Blended Malt Scotch category.

The International Spirits Competition invites whisky from around the world to be blind tasted and rated by its professional tasting panel made up of whisky, spirit, beer and wine experts. Each whisky then scores points based on a unique 100-point scale system, making the IWC one of the most professional competitions of its kind. This year Gerston Archivist beat off stiff competition from some of the industry’s most popular whiskies.

Gerston Distillery was Operational from 1796-1882, Gerston was a favourite among such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as well as enjoying export to Calcutta and Buenos Aires.The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish. Operational from 1796-1882,

Gerston was a favourite among such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as well as enjoying export to Calcutta and Buenos Aires.The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish. Operational from 1796-1882,

Gerston was a favourite among such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as well as enjoying export to Calcutta and Buenos Aires.The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish. o0ssajshjkhooperational from 1796-1882.

Located in Caithness, Gerston was enjoyed by such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as one of the first brands to make a name for itself in London.  Gerston was exported as far afield as Calcutta and Buenos Aires. The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish. Operational from 1796-1882,

Gerston was a favourite among such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as well as enjoying export to Calcutta and Buenos Aires.The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish. Operational from 1796-1882,

Gerston was a favourite among such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as well as enjoying export to Calcutta and Buenos Aires.The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish.

Offering an immersive, historical journey for both trade and consumers, the Lost Distillery Company award-winning portfolio has had phenomenal success in recent years with growth in distribution to nearly 50 markets worldwide.

Scott Watson, Co-Founder of Crucial Drinks and The Lost Distillery Company said: “In the last century, over 100 Scotch whisky distilleries have permanently closed, which I have always felt was a real tragedy. The Lost Distillery Company was borne to bring the stories of these famed whiskies and their people back to life.

He continued “We’ve celebrated some fantastic achievements as a business this year and we are truly honoured to have received such high praise from The International Whisky Competition”

Launched internationally in 2013, The Lost Distillery Company is thriving with availability in nearly 50 markets worldwide. Crucial Drinks is based at The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House in Ayrshire, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and estates, which was rescued by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007.

The Lost Distillery Company can be found at www.thelostdistillery.com

Notes

  • After many years of planning, founders Scott Watson and Brian Woods, set up Crucial Drinks in 2012 developing a world class whisky and rum portfolio that offered outstanding spirits with unique heritage and brand stories. Born and raised in Ayrshire, both founders set out to build a global business in and from East Ayrshire to help regenerate the area.
  • The Lost Distillery Gerston Archivist also celebrated success in 2018 after being awarded Gold at The Travel Retail Masters.
  • The Lost Distillery family is available at select retailers across the world as well as on Crucial Drinks online shop and Amazon UK.
  • Crucial Drinks distributes to nearly 50 markets worldwide including Global Travel Retail.
  • Its award-winning portfolio of luxury spirit brands includes The Lost Distillery Company, Six Saints Rum, Rum Cane Merchants and Big Mouth Scotch Whisky

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-lost-distillery-company-gerston-archivist-wins-gold-at-the-international-whisky-competition-2019-scotch-whisky-news/

1988 Vintage of the Lost Lowland Distillery at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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1988 Vintage of the Lost Lowland Distillery

Single cask refill hogshead yielding just 170 numbered bottles for the Old Rare Platinum Selection. Rare expression from the lost Scottish distillery.

Littlemill 27 Year Old 1988 vintage Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead bottled May 2016 by Hunter Laing Co. for the Old Rare Platinum series. Only 170 bottles.

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Littlemill Distillery was established in 1772 to the west of Bowling by the north shore of the River Clyde and on the main road into Glasgow. Subsequent modifications during the 1930s resulted in a number of novel features including double ventilation towers which sat over a single drying kiln and pot stills with rectifiers rather than the traditional swan necks. The combination of pot and column stills in Littlemill Distillery was designed to produce malt whiskey which was expected to mature quickly. When production ceased in 1992 Littlemill Distillery was the oldest working malt whiskey distillery in Scotland. Closed in 194 and demolished in 2006 and now Littlemill is a lost Scottish distillery although the shell of the manager’s house remains.

Shop – Littlemill 27 Year Old – £377.90

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/1988-vintage-of-the-lost-lowland-distillery-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

1988 Vintage of the Lost Lowland Distillery at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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1988 Vintage of the Lost Lowland Distillery

Single cask refill hogshead yielding just 170 numbered bottles for the Old Rare Platinum Selection. Rare expression from the lost Scottish distillery.

Littlemill 27 Year Old 1988 vintage Lowland single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead bottled May 2016 by Hunter Laing Co. for the Old Rare Platinum series. Only 170 bottles.

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Littlemill Distillery was established in 1772 to the west of Bowling by the north shore of the River Clyde and on the main road into Glasgow. Subsequent modifications during the 1930s resulted in a number of novel features including double ventilation towers which sat over a single drying kiln and pot stills with rectifiers rather than the traditional swan necks. The combination of pot and column stills in Littlemill Distillery was designed to produce malt whiskey which was expected to mature quickly. When production ceased in 1992 Littlemill Distillery was the oldest working malt whiskey distillery in Scotland. Closed in 194 and demolished in 2006 and now Littlemill is a lost Scottish distillery although the shell of the manager’s house remains.

Shop – Littlemill 27 Year Old – £377.90

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/1988-vintage-of-the-lost-lowland-distillery-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Show Three Japanese Masters masterclass now on sale – Japanese Whisky News

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THREE JAPANESE MASTERS

To celebrate the rise of Japanese whisky, we are hosting a once in a lifetime masterclass, bringing together three legendary master distillers for the first time. Lead by Dave Broom, they’ll tell us their stories of the past, present and future of Japanese whisky.

Three Japanese Masters
Host: Whisky writer and Japanese whisky expert Dave Broom
Sunday 29 September, 12.30pm-2.00pm
£100

The past two decades have seen Japanese whisky rise from being relatively unknown to the hottest spirit on the planet. Three companies have been at the forefront of that explosion: Nikka, Suntory and Venture Whisky. We are very pleased to welcome the whisky makers behind each of the three to Whisky Show for this very special tasting.

Shinji Fukuyo has been working at Suntory for 35 years. He’s led the Suntory whisky blending team since 2006 and been lead blender across the company since 2009.

Tadashi Sakuma is Nikka’s chief blender and the man responsible for all of the whisky and other spirits produced by the company.

Ichiro Akuto is the founder of Chichibu, owner of Venture whisky and former manager of fabled lost distillery Hanyu.

Book now

Please note: you must have a Sunday ticket to Whisky Show to attend this class.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-whisky-show-three-japanese-masters-masterclass-now-on-sale-japanese-whisky-news/

The Whisky Show Three Japanese Masters masterclass now on sale – Japanese Whisky News

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THREE JAPANESE MASTERS

To celebrate the rise of Japanese whisky, we are hosting a once in a lifetime masterclass, bringing together three legendary master distillers for the first time. Lead by Dave Broom, they’ll tell us their stories of the past, present and future of Japanese whisky.

Three Japanese Masters
Host: Whisky writer and Japanese whisky expert Dave Broom
Sunday 29 September, 12.30pm-2.00pm
£100

The past two decades have seen Japanese whisky rise from being relatively unknown to the hottest spirit on the planet. Three companies have been at the forefront of that explosion: Nikka, Suntory and Venture Whisky. We are very pleased to welcome the whisky makers behind each of the three to Whisky Show for this very special tasting.

Shinji Fukuyo has been working at Suntory for 35 years. He’s led the Suntory whisky blending team since 2006 and been lead blender across the company since 2009.

Tadashi Sakuma is Nikka’s chief blender and the man responsible for all of the whisky and other spirits produced by the company.

Ichiro Akuto is the founder of Chichibu, owner of Venture whisky and former manager of fabled lost distillery Hanyu.

Book now

Please note: you must have a Sunday ticket to Whisky Show to attend this class.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-whisky-show-three-japanese-masters-masterclass-now-on-sale-japanese-whisky-news/

The Ultimate Tasting Tour arrives at The English Whisky Co. – English Whisky News

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THE ENGLISH WHISKY CO PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE TASTING TOUR

A 2 hour tour tasting showcasing England’s oldest single malt whisky 

We take you on a journey of discovery that lasts 2 hours and takes an in depth look at the distillery and barrel warehouses.  You will then have an hour in a private room tasting the various whiskies produced at St George’s Distillery.  This very sought after tour runs on a Saturday and Sunday once a month.

Whilst visiting, why not stay and eat in our fully air conditioned restaurant or dine out on our terrace al fresco.

Buy a gift voucher or call 01953 717939 to book!

BUY A GIFT VOUCHER
£45.00 P/P

 MORE INFO

 BUY NOW

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-ultimate-tasting-tour-arrives-at-the-english-whisky-co-english-whisky-news/

The Ultimate Tasting Tour arrives at The English Whisky Co. – English Whisky News

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THE ENGLISH WHISKY CO PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE TASTING TOUR

A 2 hour tour tasting showcasing England’s oldest single malt whisky 

We take you on a journey of discovery that lasts 2 hours and takes an in depth look at the distillery and barrel warehouses.  You will then have an hour in a private room tasting the various whiskies produced at St George’s Distillery.  This very sought after tour runs on a Saturday and Sunday once a month.

Whilst visiting, why not stay and eat in our fully air conditioned restaurant or dine out on our terrace al fresco.

Buy a gift voucher or call 01953 717939 to book!

BUY A GIFT VOUCHER
£45.00 P/P

 MORE INFO

 BUY NOW

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-ultimate-tasting-tour-arrives-at-the-english-whisky-co-english-whisky-news/

LUX ROW DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION REBEL YELL IN THE UK – American Whiskey News

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LUX ROW DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION REBEL YELL IN THE UK

 

  • New Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish launches outside of U.S

 

  • Bourbon finished in toasted oak wine barrels for 6 months

 

  • 6,000 bottles to be released in first year

 

Lux Row Distillers is launching its first ‘international release’ bourbon as it continues to meet growing demand from whiskey drinkers in the UK.

The new Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish will be the first bourbon it hasn’t released for sale in the U.S. and bears the secondary-finishing hallmarks of Lux Row’s head distiller and master blender, John Rempe.

The bourbon was finished in toasted French Oak wine barrels for 6 months, creating a robust mouth feel with plenty of oak, spice and a hint of chocolate and ginger on the rear palate. 6,000 bottles will be released in the first year, with the bourbon on-sale from October at £30.

The new Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish comes closely after the release of John Rempe’s Blood Oath Pact No. 5. This rare whiskey sold-out before bottling and is created by carefully blending three bourbons; a 13 year old mahogany bourbon which is peppery with shavings of dark chocolate, an 11 year old silky wheated bourbon rich with vanilla and honey, and an eight year old bourbon finished in Caribbean rum barrels to impart orange, brown sugar and warm island spice.

John Rempe comments: “The fifth release of the Blood Oath has proved as popular as its predecessors, quickly selling-out. This provided the inspiration for the Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish. We wanted to create something unique for the growing number of bourbon connoisseurs in the UK, which is why we decided to launch this whiskey outside the U.S.

“Finishing in the toasted oak wine barrel creates a real point of difference, giving the bourbon more depth and complexity in terms of its layers of flavour. Secondary-finishing is bourbon’s equivalent to year of vintage in single malt Scotches. It’s a great way to create something truly one-off.”

The Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish will be available in the UK, France and Italy, and will be distributed by Cellar Trends in the UK.

John concludes: “There’s a growing appreciation of bourbon here in the UK, with real interest in stories about how the whiskeys are made and a keenness among consumers to seek out new and unique flavours. Small batch and limited editions will always prove popular amongst connoisseurs, but we’re seeing secondary-finishing satisfy both demand amongst bourbon purists as well as attracting new drinkers to the category.”

ABOUT LUX ROW DISTILLERS

Real roots, real family, real products: Lux Row Distillers – a bourbon distillery experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – is a family-owned venture, bringing the Lux family history and spirits tradition to the bourbon industry.

Owned by consumer products company, Luxco, Lux Row Distillers is the home of bourbon brands including Rebel Yell, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Located in the heart of Bardstown, Kentucky, the 18,000-square foot Lux Row Distillers site includes a visitor centre, barrel warehouses, a tasting room, and event space, making for an all-encompassing bourbon experience. The 90-acre property is home to an 18th century stone house, registered as a National Historic Place, and a long, tree-lined driveway providing a scenic entrance to the distillery.

www.luxrowdistillers.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/luxrowdistillers

Instagram: @luxrowdistillers

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/lux-row-debuts-limited-edition-rebel-yell-in-the-uk-american-whiskey-news/

LUX ROW DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION REBEL YELL IN THE UK – American Whiskey News

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LUX ROW DEBUTS LIMITED EDITION REBEL YELL IN THE UK

 

  • New Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish launches outside of U.S

 

  • Bourbon finished in toasted oak wine barrels for 6 months

 

  • 6,000 bottles to be released in first year

 

Lux Row Distillers is launching its first ‘international release’ bourbon as it continues to meet growing demand from whiskey drinkers in the UK.

The new Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish will be the first bourbon it hasn’t released for sale in the U.S. and bears the secondary-finishing hallmarks of Lux Row’s head distiller and master blender, John Rempe.

The bourbon was finished in toasted French Oak wine barrels for 6 months, creating a robust mouth feel with plenty of oak, spice and a hint of chocolate and ginger on the rear palate. 6,000 bottles will be released in the first year, with the bourbon on-sale from October at £30.

The new Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish comes closely after the release of John Rempe’s Blood Oath Pact No. 5. This rare whiskey sold-out before bottling and is created by carefully blending three bourbons; a 13 year old mahogany bourbon which is peppery with shavings of dark chocolate, an 11 year old silky wheated bourbon rich with vanilla and honey, and an eight year old bourbon finished in Caribbean rum barrels to impart orange, brown sugar and warm island spice.

John Rempe comments: “The fifth release of the Blood Oath has proved as popular as its predecessors, quickly selling-out. This provided the inspiration for the Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish. We wanted to create something unique for the growing number of bourbon connoisseurs in the UK, which is why we decided to launch this whiskey outside the U.S.

“Finishing in the toasted oak wine barrel creates a real point of difference, giving the bourbon more depth and complexity in terms of its layers of flavour. Secondary-finishing is bourbon’s equivalent to year of vintage in single malt Scotches. It’s a great way to create something truly one-off.”

The Rebel Yell French Barrel Special Finish will be available in the UK, France and Italy, and will be distributed by Cellar Trends in the UK.

John concludes: “There’s a growing appreciation of bourbon here in the UK, with real interest in stories about how the whiskeys are made and a keenness among consumers to seek out new and unique flavours. Small batch and limited editions will always prove popular amongst connoisseurs, but we’re seeing secondary-finishing satisfy both demand amongst bourbon purists as well as attracting new drinkers to the category.”

ABOUT LUX ROW DISTILLERS

Real roots, real family, real products: Lux Row Distillers – a bourbon distillery experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – is a family-owned venture, bringing the Lux family history and spirits tradition to the bourbon industry.

Owned by consumer products company, Luxco, Lux Row Distillers is the home of bourbon brands including Rebel Yell, Blood Oath, David Nicholson and Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Located in the heart of Bardstown, Kentucky, the 18,000-square foot Lux Row Distillers site includes a visitor centre, barrel warehouses, a tasting room, and event space, making for an all-encompassing bourbon experience. The 90-acre property is home to an 18th century stone house, registered as a National Historic Place, and a long, tree-lined driveway providing a scenic entrance to the distillery.

www.luxrowdistillers.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/luxrowdistillers

Instagram: @luxrowdistillers

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/lux-row-debuts-limited-edition-rebel-yell-in-the-uk-american-whiskey-news/

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 263: Port Charlotte 16 Year Old 2001 The Heretic – Scotch Whisky News

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 263: Port Charlotte 16 Year Old 2001 The Heretic

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries the Heretic! This was the Feis Ile 2018 release from Port Charlotte (from the Bruichladdich Distillery, of course) and is, according to the label ‘the last of the first’, meaning the last casks of the first distillate. It’s a vatting of American oak, rum casks and even French wine casks.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/marks-whisky-ramblings-263-port-charlotte-16-year-old-2001-the-heretic-scotch-whisky-news/