Kilchoman Keeps Impressing With Their Limited Releases – Scotch Whisky News


Kilchoman Keeps Impressing With Their Limited Releases!

9th Edition 100% Islay

Distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, the 9th edition is a vatting of 43 ex-Bourbon barrels matured for over nine years in the on-site dunnage warehouses.  Bottled at 50% abv, they’ve released a total of 12,000 bottles which are available now.

Released annually since 2011, the 100% Islay range is distilled solely from barley grown in the distillery’s surrounding fields before being malted, distilled, matured, and eventually bottled on site.  It’s an unmatched, unbroken chain of creation from barley to bottle.

NOSE: Citrus sweetness, apricots, juniper, and wild herbs.

PALATE: Layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke, and dark maple syrup.

FINISH: Long, clean, oily and intense as flavors fight for supremacy.

2010 Vintage

The 2010 Vintage 9 year old is a vatting of 42 fresh Bourbon barrels and three Oloroso Sherry butts filled in 2010 and matured for over nine years.  This is the first non-single-cask age stated release.

NOSE: Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices, and damp, smoldering peat smoke.

PALATE: Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana, and linseed oil.

FINISH: Dried apricot, vanilla, and rounded peat smoke.

By the way, the ImpEx Cask Evolution of 2019 – 100% Islay matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask was gone out of our warehouse in less than two hours.  If you really want to get a hold of this bottle, please check with a retailer near you, or connect with us and let us know where you reside or prefer to shop.Since you’ve made it this far into the email, here’s a mesmerizingly beautiful video of Kilchoman and the Machir Bay beach, with thoughts on the whisky from the man himself – Anthony Wills.

Thanks again for being part of our family and enjoying these fine whiskies with us!

We’ll be in touch about other exciting news as the year drinks on … 🥃

Please feel free to reach out for more details on the bottling: office@impexbev.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/kilchoman-keeps-impressing-with-their-limited-releases-scotch-whisky-news/

Kilchoman Keeps Impressing With Their Limited Releases – Scotch Whisky News


Kilchoman Keeps Impressing With Their Limited Releases!

9th Edition 100% Islay

Distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, the 9th edition is a vatting of 43 ex-Bourbon barrels matured for over nine years in the on-site dunnage warehouses.  Bottled at 50% abv, they’ve released a total of 12,000 bottles which are available now.

Released annually since 2011, the 100% Islay range is distilled solely from barley grown in the distillery’s surrounding fields before being malted, distilled, matured, and eventually bottled on site.  It’s an unmatched, unbroken chain of creation from barley to bottle.

NOSE: Citrus sweetness, apricots, juniper, and wild herbs.

PALATE: Layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke, and dark maple syrup.

FINISH: Long, clean, oily and intense as flavors fight for supremacy.

2010 Vintage

The 2010 Vintage 9 year old is a vatting of 42 fresh Bourbon barrels and three Oloroso Sherry butts filled in 2010 and matured for over nine years.  This is the first non-single-cask age stated release.

NOSE: Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices, and damp, smoldering peat smoke.

PALATE: Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana, and linseed oil.

FINISH: Dried apricot, vanilla, and rounded peat smoke.

By the way, the ImpEx Cask Evolution of 2019 – 100% Islay matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask was gone out of our warehouse in less than two hours.  If you really want to get a hold of this bottle, please check with a retailer near you, or connect with us and let us know where you reside or prefer to shop.Since you’ve made it this far into the email, here’s a mesmerizingly beautiful video of Kilchoman and the Machir Bay beach, with thoughts on the whisky from the man himself – Anthony Wills.

Thanks again for being part of our family and enjoying these fine whiskies with us!

We’ll be in touch about other exciting news as the year drinks on … 🥃

Please feel free to reach out for more details on the bottling: office@impexbev.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/kilchoman-keeps-impressing-with-their-limited-releases-scotch-whisky-news/

UNIQUE PRIZE GOES ON SHOW TO TEE UP HIGHLAND PRO AM EVENT – Scotch Whisky News

UNIQUE PRIZE GOES ON SHOW TO TEE UP HIGHLAND PRO AM EVENT

A unique prize in Scottish golf is going on display as the countdown begins to a prestigious event which tees off this month.

The Highland Golf Links Pro Am sponsored by Tomatin will be held from 30 September to 2 October at three leading championship courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club.

In addition to the winner’s cheque, the top professional will this year collect a bottle of Tomatin 50-year-old single malt which has been bottled exclusively for the tournament and is valued at more than £10,000.

In the build-up to the PGA in Scotland Tour event, the valuable prize will be displayed at the Tomatin Distillery visitor centre from Tuesday 10 September until Friday 20 September.

Stuart McColm, general manager at Castle Stuart and Pro Am organiser, said: “The Highland Golf Links Pro Am is already one of the richest events in the PGA in Scotland Tour, but the addition of this prize by our headline sponsor means it offers something different to any other golf competition in Scotland.”

Stephen Bremner, managing director of the globally-renowned Tomatin Distillery, said: “The 50-year-old malt is a very special whisky, which is fitting for such an outstanding event at three of the finest courses in Scotland.”

Having matured for half a century, the deep-honey coloured malt is encased in a handblown Glencairn crystal decanter. This is presented in an Italian- crafted wooden box, furnished with soft, premium Italian leather, and comes with its own, individually-numbered book, signed by Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson.

As well as the winning pro prize, Tomatin is supplying all amateur players in the event an exclusive bottle of 16-year-old single malt from a commemorative cask.

The Pro Am has attracted more than 50 teams from across the UK, Europe and the USA. Amateur players include BBC journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty, Sky Sports reporter Sarah Stirk and talkSPORT radio host Georgie Bingham.

Pro golfer and BBC golf reporter Alan Tait will captain the Caste Stuart team which will also feature BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter.

The event has attracted new corporate partners, TaylorMade and Black Isle Brewery, while other sponsors include the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House hotel, clothing manufacturers Private Estate and communications company System2.

There are still a few spaces available at the event. If you would like to enter visit https://www.hglproam.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/unique-prize-goes-on-show-to-tee-up-highland-pro-am-event-scotch-whisky-news/

UNIQUE PRIZE GOES ON SHOW TO TEE UP HIGHLAND PRO AM EVENT – Scotch Whisky News

UNIQUE PRIZE GOES ON SHOW TO TEE UP HIGHLAND PRO AM EVENT

A unique prize in Scottish golf is going on display as the countdown begins to a prestigious event which tees off this month.

The Highland Golf Links Pro Am sponsored by Tomatin will be held from 30 September to 2 October at three leading championship courses – Castle Stuart Golf Links, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and The Nairn Golf Club.

In addition to the winner’s cheque, the top professional will this year collect a bottle of Tomatin 50-year-old single malt which has been bottled exclusively for the tournament and is valued at more than £10,000.

In the build-up to the PGA in Scotland Tour event, the valuable prize will be displayed at the Tomatin Distillery visitor centre from Tuesday 10 September until Friday 20 September.

Stuart McColm, general manager at Castle Stuart and Pro Am organiser, said: “The Highland Golf Links Pro Am is already one of the richest events in the PGA in Scotland Tour, but the addition of this prize by our headline sponsor means it offers something different to any other golf competition in Scotland.”

Stephen Bremner, managing director of the globally-renowned Tomatin Distillery, said: “The 50-year-old malt is a very special whisky, which is fitting for such an outstanding event at three of the finest courses in Scotland.”

Having matured for half a century, the deep-honey coloured malt is encased in a handblown Glencairn crystal decanter. This is presented in an Italian- crafted wooden box, furnished with soft, premium Italian leather, and comes with its own, individually-numbered book, signed by Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson.

As well as the winning pro prize, Tomatin is supplying all amateur players in the event an exclusive bottle of 16-year-old single malt from a commemorative cask.

The Pro Am has attracted more than 50 teams from across the UK, Europe and the USA. Amateur players include BBC journalist and broadcaster Naga Munchetty, Sky Sports reporter Sarah Stirk and talkSPORT radio host Georgie Bingham.

Pro golfer and BBC golf reporter Alan Tait will captain the Caste Stuart team which will also feature BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter.

The event has attracted new corporate partners, TaylorMade and Black Isle Brewery, while other sponsors include the Kingsmills Hotel and Culloden House hotel, clothing manufacturers Private Estate and communications company System2.

There are still a few spaces available at the event. If you would like to enter visit https://www.hglproam.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/unique-prize-goes-on-show-to-tee-up-highland-pro-am-event-scotch-whisky-news/

AD GEFRIN DISTILLERY APPROVED! – Whisky News

AD GEFRIN APPROVED! 

Plans for Northumberland’s First Whisky Distillery Given the Thumbs Up by Planners. 

Planning permission for the £Multi Million development of the Ad Gefrin Distillery in Wooler has been granted by Northumberland County Council. To be built on the former Redpath’s Yard adjacent to the A697, this major development is expected to become an exciting part of the region’s future economy – impacting local, national and international markets.

Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for the project, for the Ferguson Family – who’s vision this is, for the town of Wooler, and for north Northumberland. Sited at the forefront of an area known as ‘The Gateway to the Cheviots’, the new Distillery Experience will contribute significantly to the sustainable future of the area. In addition to local employment, and the showcasing of local products, it is projected to stimulate a variety of business opportunities building on the increased number of visitors to the town.

At the Ad Gefrin Distillery Experience the public will be able to explore the story of the area and the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria, behind-the-scenes tours, a bistro, whisky tastings, retail and events spaces. At the heart of the venture will be the production of a new Single Malt whisky and niche spirits that it is hoped will not only become the pride of the area and the tipples of tourists, but exported internationally. Up to 50 jobs will be created, many of them long-term, bringing employment to local people and new skilled workers to the area. The Ferguson family is also committed to supporting the local community where its roots lie and ensuring the wider economic impact of visitors to Wooler bolsters local businesses and increases spending in the area.

After extensive local consultation, the proposals won universal praise from residents and businesses alike. The County Council has now added its voice of approval to the detailed plans, which cover all stages of the distillery, from the clearing of the site, to opening the doors for business.

Planning permission provides the starting gun on the demolition and removal of the existing buildings and salvaging of the slates and external stone for re-use.  Formal approval also means that work can now begin in earnest to bring the Ad Gefrin Distillery Experience to fruition.

On hearing that full planning had been granted, Alan Ferguson, Head of the Ferguson family, said: “We are thrilled with today’s decision and so grateful to Northumberland County Council for supporting our vision.  This project has been a long time in the making, and now it will come to fruition.  Although the ambitious timescales we had planned may have taken a small dent, this means that we are now able   to move forward with all the energy and enthusiasm that we have stored up.”

“As well as commencing the demolition work on site in the next few weeks, this allows us to finalise requirements for the bespoke spirit stills with the manufacturers. They are integral to the future success of the Distillery, and when they are installed and commissioned, the heart of the enterprise will really start to beat.”

Award-winning local architect, Richard Elphick, adds: “This is a delegated decision by the Planning Department – we are so pleased that the council and their officers have responded so positively to the application and all of the proposals. We all worked together as a team to bring this successful consent to fruition.

“All of the planning officers we have dealt with have been hugely constructive in determining a response to such a large and complex proposal and we would like to thank them for their support.”

On hearing the news, Eileen Ferguson whose family the Redpaths originally owned the site, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured planning permission and now looking forward to transforming the site.

“I want to give a big thank you for all of the residents and local businesses throughout what has been a six-month consultation process. We received 100% support and look forward to the first chapter of Ad Gefrin which begins now. We have had the prologue, and this is the action.

“The Ad Gefrin name has a long history and is appropriate to a renaissance and new buoyancy for the economy.  The Redpath and Ferguson families have been part of the fabric of the area for generations. Through our shop, restaurant and exhibition areas, we are totally committed to supporting Glendale by showcasing the best of Northumberland – such as food, drink, art and design.”

Peter Jackson, leader of the County Council, added his approval: “The Ad Gefrin project is one of the most exciting and innovative schemes to have been devised in Northumberland for years.

“The County Council is very happy to give its full support to something that will explore our vast range of history and further develop our fantastic visitor offer. I wish the project every success”, concluded Peter.

 Notes

  • Ad Gefrin takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon palace below Yeavering Bell. Both names take their meaning from the “hill of the goats”, which still roam the slopes today. The site on the banks of the Glen was a place of gathering and community, and the new distillery in Wooler aims to become a similar meeting spot in the 21st
  • The Ferguson family behind the vision – an amalgamation of the local Redpath and Ferguson lineages – is part of the fabric of Northumberland with a heritage as a major local family run business in the area for almost 100 years.
  • The currently dilapidated, redundant gateway site at the entrance to Wooler was once part of a former 19th century Salvation Army Laundry, and was originally bought by the Redpath family in the early 1930’s on the establishment of Redpath Bros. Haulage.
  • Ad Gefrin will be the first whisky distillery in Northumberland in 200 years, reviving Northumbrian Whisky and Cheviot distilling.
  • Ad Gefrin whisky will be a new prestige product for Northumberland capitalising on domestic and export markets and supporting local trade partnerships.
  • Ad Gefrin will become a long-term employer in Wooler (creating up to 50 FTE jobs by Year 5), diversifying training and employment across spirit production, hospitality and visitor engagement.
  • Ad Gefrin will create a high-quality visitor destination on one of the main Anglo-Scottish arterial routes, showcasing, promoting and selling diverse products from Glendale and Northumberland – and establishing a new start and end point for the UK’s renowned Whisky Trail.
  • The Ferguson family is committed to further encouraging and championing inward investment and regeneration in Wooler, its High Street, and wider Glendale, as a distinctive tourist destination, and enhancing its reputation as a high-quality production area for food, drink and creative products.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/ad-gefrin-distillery-approved-whisky-news/

Teeling Single Pot Still – BeLux Launch Event

Op woensdag 11 september was ik te gast in TastToe te Boortmeerbeek voor een VIP Teeling Masterclass met niemand minder dan Alex Chasko, de Master Distiller Blender van deze Ierse distilleerderij. De reden van zijn bezoek: de officiële lancering van de nieuwe Teeling Single Pot Still whiskey.

Naast de gloednieuwe Single Pot Still whiskey, zou Alex ons verblijden met nog enkele andere Teeling expressies, waaronder de 24-jarige en zelfs de 30-jarige. Het moge duidelijk wezen: dit ging een avondje worden dat ik me nog lang zou heugen.

De familie Teeling zit al eeuwenlang in de whiskey-business. Immers, reeds in 1792 had Walter Teeling een distilleerderij in de Liberties wijk in Dublin. Dublin was met zijn 37 distilleerderijen op dat ogenblik het hart van de Ierse whiskeyindustrie. Fast forward naar 1987 en John Teeling – afstammeling van Walter – richtte de Cooley Distillery op die we allemaal kennen van populaire merken als Greenore, Tyrconnell, Locke’s, Kilbeggan en de geturfde Connemara.

Eind 2011 verkocht John zijn bedrijf aan Beam-Suntory en richtte zelf een nieuwe op in Dundalk. Zijn nieuwe Great Northern Distillery is operationeel sinds juni 2015 en produceert zo’n 30 miljoen liter single grain en 12 miljoen liter single malt per jaar.

Maar dat whiskey deze familie echt wel in het bloed zit, werd bewezen door de bouw van een compleet nieuwe distilleerderij in hartje Dublin – de eerste in meer dan 125 jaar – door de zonen van John. Jack en Stephen Teeling hadden het klappen van de zweep natuurlijk al bij Cooley geleerd en met een deel van de opbrengst van de verkoop aan Beam-Suntory konden ze in 2015 de Teeling Distillery bouwen. Met zijn drie pot stills – een wash still van 15.000 liter, een intermediate still van 10.000 en een spirit still van 9.000 liter – produceren ze zo’n 500.000 liter per jaar.

Een aantal family casks – die niet naar Beam-Suntory gingen bij de verkoop – stelde de Teeling broers in staat het merk al op de markt te zetten (en flink wat prijzen in de wacht te slepen), terwijl hun eigen spirit rustig kon rijpen.

Maar nu is de revival dus echt compleet, met de release van de nieuwe Teeling Single Pot Still. De eerste batch was enkel verkrijgbaar in Ierland (de eerste 100 flessen werden zelfs geveild voor het goede doel, waarbij fles nummer 1 maar liefst 10.000 pond opbracht!), maar Teeling is nu klaar om Europa te veroveren met deze nieuwe whiskey.

We werden hartelijk ontvangen in TastToe, een fantastische whiskytempel. Ik voelde me als een kid in the candy store en gelukkig was er nog even tijd om rond te kijken, maar hier moet ik later zeker nog eens terug komen. Het assortiment is adembenemend. En bovendien kreeg ik de mogelijkheid om Alex Chasko even apart te interviewen. U mag dat interview morgen verwachten. Eerst even terug naar vanavond.

De debatten werden geopend met een Boulevard’Eire. Dit aperitief werd samengesteld met Teeling Small Batch, Nardini Rosso en Chazalettes rode  Vermouth en bracht de stemming er meteen in. Na een kort openingswoordje van Rens, vertegenwoordiger van importeur The Nectar – die de organisatie van dit event op zich had genomen – nam de boomlange Alex Chasko het woord.

De in Oregon geboren Master Distiller begon met een korte voorstelling van Teeling, terwijl hij de Spirit of Dublin schonk. Deze new make spirit werd gebotteld op 52.2% en vertoont al heel wat fruitigheid. En het gaf Alex de mogelijkheid om meer uitleg te verschaffen rond het productieproces en de belangrijke invloed van gist.

Daarna was het de beurt aan de fles waarvoor we uitgenodigd waren: de Teeling Single Pot Still. In tegenstelling tot wat velen denken, verwijst de term single pot still niet zozeer naar de alambiek waarin de whiskey gestookt wordt. Het gaat om een uniek recept dat enkel en alleen in Ierland wordt gebruikt. De term single pot still is dan ook beschermd, vergelijkbaar met champagne of mattentaarten.

Het unieke is het feit dat de mash bill – het recept – bestaat uit 50% gemoute en 50% ongemoute gerst. Dat zorgt voor een rijkere, ietwat kruidige toets in de finale whiskey. Alle batches worden gebotteld op 46%.

Het ging een vergelijkend onderzoek worden, want Alex had zowel batch 2 als batch 3 mee, alsook de nieuwe ‘unbatched’ die als maatstaf zal dienen voor de volgende batches. Ze zullen dus niet meer genummerd worden, maar deel gaan uitmaken van de core range van Teeling.

Teeling Single Pot Still Batch #2 is goudkleurig met een mooie viscositeit. Hij is zoet en pittig, maar vertoont tegelijkertijd flink wat granige toetsen. Ik krijg wat abrikozen en banaan op de neus. Op de tong is hij verrassend zacht, maar het fruit moet nu toch de duimen leggen voor het graan. In de afdronk daarentegen komt hij mooi tot zijn recht. Die is lang en zacht. Hij kan zijn leeftijd niet verbergen, maar Alex benadrukt dat dat ook helemaal niet hoeft. Het pretendeert niet ouder te zijn, maar is een showcase van hoe goed een jong product al kan smaken. En in die optiek kan ik hem geen ongelijk geven.

Teeling Single Pot Still Batch #3 is iets lichter van kleur. Hij lijkt in vele opzichten op de vorige batch, maar ik moet bekennen dat het verschil significant is en – in mijn (on)bescheiden mening – een pak minder verfijnd. Misschien heeft het feit dat hier geen witte wijnvaten in de mix gegaan zijn daar iets mee te maken? Minder fruit, meer ontbijtgranen en meer tannine waardoor deze iets droger is. De afdronk is tevens korter.

En dan werd het tijd om de nieuwe ‘unbatched’ te proeven en… ja, die verschilt toch weer danig van zijn voorgangers!

Teeling Single Pot Still ‘Unbatched’ schenkt een pak donkerder. Alex vertrouwt ons toe dat voor deze release enkel oloroso sherryvaten gebruikt werden. En dat merkt je meteen op de neus. Die is rond en smeuïg, lekker zoet op geel en donker fruit met een hint van noten, onrijpe banaan en abrikozenconfituur. Helemaal op de achtergrond en absoluut niet storend krijg ik nog een hint van afgestreken lucifer. Ik vind hem onmiddellijk lekker. Op smaak zet dat zich door en merk je dat deze zijn leeftijd (ongewild) wel kan verstoppen. Blind zou je deze makkelijk 7 jaar geven. Hij is best verfijnd met zijn licht drogende afdronk. Dit wordt – zeker met het sympathieke prijskaartje van om en bij de 50 EUR – volgens mij een voltreffer.

Ondertussen werd ons een heerlijk gerechtje voorgezet. Een terrine van varkensschenkel met babyprei, mosterzaad en pastinaak. Dat was smullen en paste prima bij deze whisky (of is het andersom?).

Dat was meteen ook de ideale gelegenheid om wat beter kennis te maken met mijn tafelgenoten. Mijn makker Marc en ik hadden tegenover ons het sympathieke koppel Gunther en Ann, twee whiskyliefhebbers met een uitgesproken mening en een geweldig gevoel voor humor. Dat maakte de avond alleen maar prettiger.

Nadat we de Single Pot Still range getest hadden, zette Alex de kleppers op tafel.

Neem nu bijvoorbeeld de volgende whiskey: Teeling 24 Year Old Vintage Reserve die ik enkele maanden geleden voor het eerst mocht ontdekken (hoewel hij al sinds 2016 op de markt is). Deze overheerlijke caleidoscoop aan geuren en smaken viel mij bijzonder mee. Dit stooksel uit september 1991 wond dit jaar bovendien de titel Best Single Malt op de World Whisky Awards. Ik ben niet verbaast. En toen ik mijn originele tasting notes in april schreef, stelde ik het volgende: ‘Turf?! Ja, ik geloof van wel.’ Alex bevestigde vanavond mijn vermoeden. Slechts 5ppm, maar mijn smaakpapillen hadden het dus bij het rechte eind.

Gunther vond hem ook erg lekker, maar niet in de zin van ‘geef me er nog maar eentje’. En laat zijn betere helft nu net de Bob van dienst zijn. ‘Mark, wil jij mijn glas dan?’ Beleefd als ik ben, wilde ik de dame tegenover mij niet teleurstellen, deze heerlijke nectar niet verloren laten gaan en… offerde ik me op. Zo ben ik nu eenmaal.

En terwijl we genoten van dit goddelijke vocht kregen we een lekkere Irish Stew van lamsschouder. Het was een klein kunstwerkje. Kudos aan de catering!

Het feestje was echter nog niet helemaal afgelopen. Alex had immers ook de Teeling 30 Year Old meegebracht, een single malt die in 1987 werd gestookt en 25 jaar rijpte op bourbonvaten en dan nog 5 jaar mocht slapen op White Burgundy vaten. Slechts 500 flessen van dit goedje werden op de markt gebracht en de kostprijs is niet van de poes. Reken op 1500 – 1750 EUR. Maar dat hij erg, erg lekker is, daar valt niet over te redetwisten. Na een eerste vleugje aceton – dat gelukkig snel wegtrekt – krijg ik geprakte banaan met Graeffesuiker, nectarine, mandarijn en perzik. Op smaak komen daar nog groene druiven en aalbessen bij. De afdronk is middellang, maar succulent en soothing. Een absolute topper. Op de vraag waar deze werd geproduceerd, kon Alex helaas geen antwoord geven. Mijn smaakpapillen schreeuwen Bushmills. Alex: ‘I can neither confirm, nor deny.’ Fair enough.

Wow, wat een uitstekende line-up. Uiteraard zijn de laatste twee een tikkeltje buiten categorie, maar ik kijk alvast uit naar de ‘unbatched’ Single Pot Still. Die verdient zeker een plekje in de barkast.

Na het officiële gedeelte was er nog ruimschoots de tijd op na te praten met de aanwezigen en werd er nog een after dinner cocktail op tafel getoverd: The Phoenix’ Neck, een heerlijke mix van Teeling Single Grain, enkele aromatische bitters en Erasmus Bond Ginger Ale. Een leuke afsluiter!

Bij het afscheid nemen werden we nog een leuk geschenkje in de handen gedrukt: een Teeling T-shirt. Wat een leuke attentie. Een groot woord van dank ben ik dan ook verschuldigd aan The Nectar voor de uitnodiging op dit geweldige evenement. Ik ben een tikkeltje gevoelig aan organisatie van een evenement (beroepsmisvorming, wellicht) en het maakt me dan ook altijd blij als een event vlekkeloos verloopt. Dat was hier absoluut het geval. Dikke proficiat.

Lekker spul geproefd in goed gezelschap, met lekker hapjes, een leuke spreker in een topkader. What’s not to like?

May the Malt be with you.

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=4913

Bartels Whisky “20YO Glentauchers £60 delivered” – Scotch Whisky News

Don’t forget we have reduced the price of our Glentauchers 1996 as we would love to sell the remaining bottles.

It’s a beautiful single malt which has been very well received by everyone who has tasted it at events we have attended.

Glentauchers – 20 Years Old – Single Cask Bottling – Cask Strength 53.2% – £60.00

(Free UK Next Day Delivery as always)

CLICK HERE TO BUY

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/bartels-whisky-20yo-glentauchers-60-delivered-scotch-whisky-news/

Bartels Whisky “20YO Glentauchers £60 delivered” – Scotch Whisky News

Don’t forget we have reduced the price of our Glentauchers 1996 as we would love to sell the remaining bottles.

It’s a beautiful single malt which has been very well received by everyone who has tasted it at events we have attended.

Glentauchers – 20 Years Old – Single Cask Bottling – Cask Strength 53.2% – £60.00

(Free UK Next Day Delivery as always)

CLICK HERE TO BUY

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/bartels-whisky-20yo-glentauchers-60-delivered-scotch-whisky-news/

Forty Creek Hosts Annual Whisky Weekend September 21st & 22nd, 2019 – Canadian Whisky News

Continuing the annual tradition of hosting its fans, Forty Creek’s distillery will open its doors in Grimsby, Ontario to offer fans unprecedented behind-the-scenes access with tours, tastings and seminars for a fully immersive experience.

For the first time ever, Forty Creek will be hosting a concert on the Saturday night, where attendees will have the chance to see three Canadian performers for only $10.00! Hollerado, will be performing with special guests Terra Lightfoot and Kris Barclay.

Tickets to concert

https://whisky-weekend-2019.myshopify.com/products/in-concert-with-hollerado

Tickets to Seminars

https://whisky-weekend-2019.myshopify.com/collections/seminars

Whisky Weekend is a celebration of all things Canadian and this year is a special event as it will be launching Victory, a limited-release that commemorates the 205th anniversary of the Engagement at the Forty, a battle between American forces and combination of local militants, indigenous peoples and the British Navy during the War of 1812. The battle took place near where today stands the Forty Creek Distillery and was critical in preventing the further advancement of American troops.

With Victory, Forty Creek continues the tradition of experimentation in aging with unique types of wood. Master Blender, Bill Ashburn selected only his best Canadian Whisky to further age with the addition of vanilla wood staves. The resulting whisky was then artfully blended, resulting in a product that is signature Forty Creek.

The Forty Creek Victory 2019 limited release will be available to the public for the first time at the distillery during Whisky Weekend (September 21st and September 22nd).

Seminars

Deconstructing Victory – ft. Chris Thompson and Bill Ashburn

Saturday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mixology 101 ft. Doug Blendell

Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dispelling Canadian Whisky Myths – ft. Chris Thompson and Blair Phillips

Saturday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Deconstructing Victory – ft. Chris Thompson and Bill Ashburn

Sunday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mixology 101 – ft. Doug Blendell

Sunday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dispelling Canadian Whisky Myths – ft. Chris Thompson and Blair Phillips

Sunday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/forty-creek-hosts-annual-whisky-weekend-september-21st-22nd-2019-canadian-whisky-news/

Forty Creek Hosts Annual Whisky Weekend September 21st & 22nd, 2019 – Canadian Whisky News

Continuing the annual tradition of hosting its fans, Forty Creek’s distillery will open its doors in Grimsby, Ontario to offer fans unprecedented behind-the-scenes access with tours, tastings and seminars for a fully immersive experience.

For the first time ever, Forty Creek will be hosting a concert on the Saturday night, where attendees will have the chance to see three Canadian performers for only $10.00! Hollerado, will be performing with special guests Terra Lightfoot and Kris Barclay.

Tickets to concert

https://whisky-weekend-2019.myshopify.com/products/in-concert-with-hollerado

Tickets to Seminars

https://whisky-weekend-2019.myshopify.com/collections/seminars

Whisky Weekend is a celebration of all things Canadian and this year is a special event as it will be launching Victory, a limited-release that commemorates the 205th anniversary of the Engagement at the Forty, a battle between American forces and combination of local militants, indigenous peoples and the British Navy during the War of 1812. The battle took place near where today stands the Forty Creek Distillery and was critical in preventing the further advancement of American troops.

With Victory, Forty Creek continues the tradition of experimentation in aging with unique types of wood. Master Blender, Bill Ashburn selected only his best Canadian Whisky to further age with the addition of vanilla wood staves. The resulting whisky was then artfully blended, resulting in a product that is signature Forty Creek.

The Forty Creek Victory 2019 limited release will be available to the public for the first time at the distillery during Whisky Weekend (September 21st and September 22nd).

Seminars

Deconstructing Victory – ft. Chris Thompson and Bill Ashburn

Saturday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mixology 101 ft. Doug Blendell

Saturday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dispelling Canadian Whisky Myths – ft. Chris Thompson and Blair Phillips

Saturday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Deconstructing Victory – ft. Chris Thompson and Bill Ashburn

Sunday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mixology 101 – ft. Doug Blendell

Sunday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dispelling Canadian Whisky Myths – ft. Chris Thompson and Blair Phillips

Sunday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/forty-creek-hosts-annual-whisky-weekend-september-21st-22nd-2019-canadian-whisky-news/