Royal Salute Scotch Whisky, Official Sponsor of The Audi International Polo, Coronation Cup at Guards Polo Club – Scotch Whisky News

Print

Royal Salute Scotch Whisky, Official Sponsor of The Audi International Polo, Coronation Cup at Guards Polo Club

On Saturday 26th July 2014, the Audi International Polo, Coronation Cup, will showcase some of the very best polo the UK has ever witnessed.Royal Salute continues to be the official whisky sponsor for this unique event and will invite guests to discover their prestigious whisky, which starts where other whiskies end; for only whiskies aged 21 years and more are used in the creation of this unparalleled blend.As a longstanding international sponsor of polo, Royal Salute is proud to offer its support to World Polo Number 1 and Royal Salute’s Official Ambassador, Facundo Pieres.

The highlight is a world-class match between Argentina and England for the impressive Coronation Cup. The world’s two best players, Adolfo Cambiaso and Royal Salute Polo Ambassador Facundo Pieres, two ten-goal players – the best in the world – will feature in a line up against an England quartet that has never beaten Argentina in the Coronation Cup.

The England line-up for the forthcoming Audi International, the UK’s most high-profile polo event introduces fresh polo talent in its attempt to retain one of polo’s most prestigious trophies – the Coronation Cup.

Follow the journey and be a part of the polo season with www.royalsalute.com

Confirmed Teams for the Audi International, Guards Polo Club – 26 July 2014

Argentina – Adolfo Cambiaso (10); Facundo Pieres (10); Julio Ruggeri (3); Francisco Belaustegui (3)

England – Luke Tomlinson (7); Mark Tomlinson (6); James Beim (7); Ollie Cudmore (4)

For further information please go to www.coronationcuppolo.com

Notes

About Royal Salute 

Polo is a game of honour and respect, two values at the heart of Royal Salute. The greatest players are masters of their craft whose sublime horsemanship and respect for their mount allows them to play the noble sport according to the purity of its code.

Royal Salute truly believes and takes pride in the values of integrity and honour; the whisky is laid down to mature for at least 21 years, the unique bottle is meticulously handcrafted from the finest hand-selected porcelain, ensuring that the utmost attention to detail is paid to every element during its creation.

Royal Salute is a leading international supporter of polo, ‘the king of sports and the sport of kings’. Royal Salute World Polo is truly international with a presence in every major region globally:

  • Argentina –  Campeonato Abierto De Polo Argentina, Buenos Aires
  • Australia –  Jeep Portsea Polo Club, Victoria, Australia
  • Columbia – Copa Uribe, Bogota, Columbia
  • China –  Royal Salute China Open, Tang Polo Club, Beijing
  • India –  Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur, Golden Jubilee Cup
  • Italy –  Polo Gold Cup, Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Korea –  Royal Salute Polo Club, Jeju Country Club, Jeju
  • Singapore –  Japanese Cup, Singapore
  • Spain –  Landrover International Tournament, Santa Maria Polo Club, Sotogrande
  • Thailand –  All Asia Cup, VR Sports Club, Bangkok, Thailand
  • UAE – Royal Salute Nations Cup, Desert Palm Resort, Dubai
  • UK –  Westchester Cup, Beaufort Royal Charity Day, Guards Polo Club, Windsor
  • USA – Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Greenwich Polo Club, Connecticut

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, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

For further information:

Visit: www.chivasbrothers.com and www.royalsalute.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/royal-salute-scotch-whisky-official-sponsor-of-the-audi-international-polo-coronation-cup-at-guards-polo-club-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada August Outturn Tasting – Scotch Whisky News

SMWS 3 Glasses

Many of you already know that this will take place on a TUESDAY as the First Friday falls on the first of the month and we cannot do it that day. Please note that half the seats are already sold for this event, with priority going to members. 

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY BOOKED, CONTACT US VERY SOON, as the event always sells out. 

Here are the details for the event:

Date:              Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Time:              6:30pm to 8:00pm

                        Please note we will start promptly right at 6:30; doors open 6:15pm

Location:       The Strath Ale Wine Spirit Merchants, 919 Douglas Street, Victoria

                                    The event will be in the Maple Room, above the Sticky Wicket Pub, entrance on Courtenay Street

Price:              $35 each for Members Partners, $45 for Non-Members/Guests   

REGISTRATION:   

  1. Space is strictly limited, so you must register in advance. 

Guests are welcome, but we now have to restrict it to one guest per member

Members will always have priority. 

  1. 2.    To secure your place you need to pre-pay

Please email, drop into the store or phone with credit card details (we do not keep card details on file)

Email: whisky@strathconahotel.com         Phone: 250-370-9463 

  1. If your seat(s) are paid for by phone you will receive an email confirmation from me  and this is your virtual Ticket.  If you pay in person in the store you will receive a receipt. 

Thank you to the many members who have already registered and paid. 

We are also accepting bookings already for September, when First Friday falls on September 5th, 2014 

IMPORTANT: 

Please remember these are cask strength whiskies, so you should not be driving home after the tasting. 

Slainté! 

Colin Southcombe
General Manager
The Strath Ale Wine Spirit Merchants
919 Douglas Street, Victoria BC, V8W 2C2
Tel: 250-370-9463
Email: whisky@strathconahotel.com

smws-logo

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/scotch-malt-whisky-society-of-canada-august-outturn-tasting-scotch-whisky-news/

Justin Rose Stays True to Win Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open – Scotch Whisky News

JustinRoseBallantine'spresentation

Justin Rose Stays True to Win Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 

As Justin Rose stormed to victory in this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, held at Scotland’s stunning Royal Aberdeen Golf Course, Ballantine’s – the world’s No 2 Scotch whisky – celebrated an eighth consecutive year of sponsorship at this prestigious tournament (10-13 July 2014).

Rose secured the sought-after title following an incredible final day, which saw the 33 year-old Englishman leading from the outset. The first nine holes saw the talented golfer hit five birdies, adding a further birdie on the twelfth and catapulting him ahead of competition from Kristoffer Broberg, who finished in second, and Marc Warren, third. Rose was rewarded for his true courage and determination with a coveted bottle of Ballantine’s 30 Year Old, one of the pinnacle expressions in the Ballantine’s portfolio.

Speaking after his presentation, Rose said: “I’m delighted to have a tournament of this magnitude. Tonight will be relatively calm and relaxed; I’ll obviously enjoy the moment, but my mind will be, as of tomorrow, back on the game.”

This year’s tournament welcomed a world-class field including last year’s winner Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Luke Donald. Ballantine’s presence included a branded bar for spectators, prominent on-course signage and player awards, including a bottle of Ballantine’s 17 Year Old for a birdie on the 17th hole, and a bottle of Ballantine’s 21 Year Old for the lowest round of each day.

The tournament also marked the launch of the Ballantine’s Golf Club; a new online Golf Club inspired by golf and its lifestyle, and allowing members around the world access to exclusive content, rewards and opportunities. Ballantine’s announced popular golfer Ian Poulter as the Club’s Founding Captain during a special launch event, held just ahead of the tournament, also showcasing the world premiere of a unique documentary featuring Poulter. Customers are invited to sign up for membership now, at www.ballantinesgolfclub.com, where they can also view Ian Poulter’s “Moment of Truth”.

Speaking yesterday, Peter Moore, Ballantine’s Global Brand Director, said: “Ballantine’s and golf share a longstanding heritage that dates back to 1960, as well as sharing both values and provenance. Supporting a prestigious tournament such as the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is a natural collaboration for us and one that we hope will continue in future years. “We congratulate Justin Rose on his win at this fantastic tournament and hope that he has a chance to enjoy his Ballantine’s 30 Year Old when he returns home.”

The Ballantine’s Golf Club was inspired by the brand’s ‘Stay True’ positioning, which serves as an invitation to consumers to express themselves in a genuine and authentic way, applauding conviction and self-belief. The identity of the Golf Club reflects its members’ modern lifestyle and aspirational outlook, building on Ballantine’s strong heritage in golf in a contemporary and innovative way. Members can register to join the Ballantine’s Golf Club now at www.ballantinesgolfclub.com, where the first ‘Moments of Truth’ film featuring Ian Poulter can also be viewed.

Notes

About Ballantine’s: Ballantine’s is the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe and the world’s No 2 Scotch whisky by volume, and the range sells over 70 million bottles a year worldwide. Ballantine’s has won more than 130 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past 10 years for quality, as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance. The range, from Ballantine’s Finest to the exclusive 40 Year Old, is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by the latest in a tradition of Master Blenders that dates back to 1827.

About Ballantine’s in golf: Ballantine’s has a rich history in golf dating back to 1960 when the first Ballantine’s sponsored golf tournament was played at Wentworth Club in England. Ballantine’s founded the Ballantine’s Championship in 2008, remaining title sponsor of the tournament until 2013. Ballantine’s has also been a sponsor of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open since 2007 and the BMW Masters in Shanghai, China, since 2012.

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.

BALcrestrgblowres

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/justin-rose-stays-true-to-win-aberdeen-asset-management-scottish-open-scotch-whisky-news/

Full Flavored Half-bottles of Whiskey at Park Ave New York – American Whiskey News

Park-Ave-Logo-colour

Here are some full flavored, half-bottles of whiskey at the Park Avenue Liquor Shop

It’s not the size of the bottle. It’s the spirit within.

A few years ago, our friends at Tuthilltown Spirits in the Hudson Valley – started bottling American whiskey in 375ml bottles. The bottles themselves were conversation starters but whiskey drinkers soon discovered that the whiskey itself was equally unique. Now we present to you, some more half-bottles of American whiskey that we feel are deserving of your attention as well as your palate.

Thanks for taking a look.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers!
Jon Eric

Park Avenue Liquor Shop
292 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-685-2442
info@parkaveliquor.com
www.parkaveliquor.com

The Rumor Still.
Rumor has it that the following hard-to-find single malts have recently been seen at the Park Avenue Liquor Shop:
– Ardbeg: AuriVerdes
– Jura: Brooklyn
– Bruichladdich: Black Arts
– GM:15yr Mortlach
Call us to see if these or any other rare bottles are still available.

Defiant Rye

~ The Catskill Distilling Company ~
Defiant Rye

“Rye whiskey – the first whiskey to be distilled on this continent – became a defiant spirit in every sense during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, when the farmers who made it rebelled against our new government’s attempt to tax it. It was this heroic act of defiance that forever defined and ensured our cherished right to protest. The tax eventually stood, but the rebels’ spirit lives on in this Defiant Rye.”

Nose: Caramel, brown sugar, maple, molasses, honeysuckle, vanilla, custard, dried plums, walnut, new wood.
Palate: Caramel, vanilla, crème brûlée, brown sugar, nougat, ripe banana, coconut, dried dark fruits, cinnamon, cloves, toast, walnuts, leather.
Finish: Clean, fresh, smooth, grain, wood notes, lingering.

Tasting notes from ‘Fifty Best.’

Our Price: $43/375ml

~ The Catskill Distilling Company ~
Fearless Wheat Whiskey

Tasting Notes by Heather Green from The Flatiron Room in New York City

It has a warm amber color with aromas of pears, apples, french vanilla, lemon and honeysuckle. On the palate is more pear with cream, a hint of honey and a burst of spice. There’s also some dark-chocolate covered oranges on its bold finish.

As it says right on the label – this is, “The Really Good Stuff.”

Our Price: $43/375ml

~ The Old Pogue Distillery ~
Five Fathers Pure Malt Rye

This limited edition rye bottling contains over 100 years of Pogue family history along with 55% alc./vol and the peppery notes that offer the discerning patron a robust product. Five generations after their forefather founded the H.E. Pogue Distillery in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, in 1876, they are proud to continue their family legacy with Five Fathers. Produced using one of the Pogue family’s original recipes and on the same ground as the original H.E. Pogue distillery, Five Fathers honors the tradition and heritage of its namesake. We feel this is a fitting tribute to their forefathers,
the Five Fathers.

Our Price: $45/375ml

Due to our ever-changing inventory, we cannot guarantee bottle availability. We are not responsible for any typographical errors. We are also not responsible for LeBron leaving Miami – although is doesn’t make us sad either.
Please contact us with any questions you have, especially Pop-culture trivia questions.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/full-flavored-half-bottles-of-whiskey-at-park-ave-new-york-american-whiskey-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “JULY EVENTS” – Scotch Whisky Events!

JULY EVENTS

Old and Rare Whisky Tasting, The Sign of the Don Restaurant, London – Fri 18 July
Haggis Whisky Tasting, 28 Queen St, Edinburgh – Fri 18 July
New Members Tasting, 19 Greville St, London – Tue 22 July
Dundee Members Tasting, Malmaison, Dundee – Thu 24 July
Harrogate Members Tasting, Hotel du Vin, Harrogate – Fri 25 July
Stirling Members Tasting, The Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling- Fri 25 July
Durham Members Tasting, Radisson Blu, Durham- Fri 25 July
Birmingham Members Tasting, Hotel du Vin, Birmingham- Fri 25 July

Browse all events

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/scotch-malt-whisky-society-july-events-scotch-whisky-events/

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society “The Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship 2014″ – Scotch Whisky News

SMWS LOGO

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society  

The Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship 2014

Do you like whisky? 

Can you pick a Laphroaig from a Lagavulin?  How about a Glenfiddich from a Glenmorangie?  On Saturday 26th July, whisky enthusiasts from all over Australia will fly in to compete in the annual Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship.  A major event on the Australian whisky calendar ever since 1989, this year a huge number of competitors and a large number of spectators will gather in the Dinosaur Gallery at The Australian Museum in Sydney to put their tastebuds to the test and find out who will be the newly-crowned Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Champion. This is the chance for whisky nerds and novices alike to test their mettle in the struggle for single malt tasting supremacy.

Competitors have 30 minutes to assess the eight whiskies poured before them in a blind-tasting format.  Each competitor is provided with a list of nine possible whiskies – the eight on the table, plus one red herring.  The task is to correctly identify which whisky is which. 

Following the competition, there will be a cocktail party for all competitors and spectators with some specially crafted hot and cold whisky cocktails, and some Scotch Malt Whisky Society rare and exclusive single cask single malts. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be on hand to discuss everything from the future of the single malt industry to a five step guide to buying the perfect bottle.

Saturday 26th July – Dinosaur Hall Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney.
6.30pm Registration.
7.00pm Competition.
7.30pm Cocktail party.
8.15pm Awards Ceremony.

Competition sponsored by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Event and cocktail party sponsored by The Glenfiddich
1st prize sponsored by Starward Distillery
2nd prize sponsored by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
3rd Prize sponsored by The Oak Barrel, Sydney

Notes: 

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society began in the late 1970’s when a group of discerning friends in Edinburgh bought a single cask of malt whisky and shared it amongst themselves.  The group of friends grew and grew, with subsequent cask purchases, and in 1983, the group syndicated as a Society. 

Today, the Society has over 26,000 members around the world with branches in 17 countries. It bottles over 350 single casks a year for its members from a range of more than 129 distilleries. 

Members can choose from the world’s widest selection of single cask, single malt whiskies with only the very best selected and approved by the Society’s respected Tasting Panel. 

The Society has been active in Australia since 2002, holding extremely popular and well-attended frequent whisky tasting nights in each of the capital cities around Australia all through the year for both its members and the general public.   

The Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship is a blind tasting competition that has been run in Australia since 1989.  It was held annually in Adelaide from 1989 until 2002, then was in recess for six years until The Scotch Malt Whisky Society resurrected the competition in 2008.  It is open to national and international competitors, and is now an annual event held in Sydney and hosted by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  

Official photographs from the event will be available on request. 

Contact: 

Nick Rose, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – 0403 884 119 | rose@smws.com.au | http://www.smws.com.au/

http://www.smws.com.au/australian-malt-whisky-tasting-championship-2014/

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/the-scotch-malt-whisky-society-the-australian-malt-whisky-tasting-championship-2014-scotch-whisky-news/

THE FAMOUS GROUSE RELEASE LIMITED EDITION COMMONWEALTH GAMES WHISKY FOR GLASGOW 2014 – Scotch Whisky News

TFG_Glasgow_2014_3

THE FAMOUS GROUSE RELEASE LIMITED EDITION

COMMONWEALTH GAMES WHISKY FOR GLASGOW 2014 

As the official whisky provider to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, The Famous Grouse, distributed by Maxxium UK, has released a limited edition single malt to mark their sponsorship of this momentous sporting event. 

The whisky brand, which is the number one selling whisky in Scotland and the UK, has announced it will release a special Commonwealth Games bottling of Glenturret 1986 Cask Strength single malt. This limited edition run will see only 1,800 bottles available for purchase making it a true collector’s edition among whisky enthusiasts and sporting fans alike. 

Glenturret single malt is one of the core ingredients of The Famous Grouse blend and Master Blender Gordon Motion has handpicked this deluxe whisky – which was laid down to age in oak casks in 1986, the year that Scotland last hosted the Commonwealth Games – in celebration of this landmark year for Scotland. 

Commenting on why he handpicked this particular single malt whisky Gordon Motion said: 

“We are extremely proud to be the Official Whisky of Glasgow 2014 and wanted to mark this momentous occasion with what we do best – whisky. 

“When deliberating what to release it became apparent that Glenturret 1986 was the ideal choice and very timely. Glenturret is not only integral to The Famous Grouse blend but this batch was laid down to age in oak casks 28 years ago, the very year the Commonwealth Games last visited the home of Scotch whisky. 

“This exceptional whisky gives off notes of fresh mango and passion fruit to nose with sweet honeycomb and melon to taste. 

“So why not, pour a dram, raise a toast to Glasgow 2014 and be part of something famous.” 

The Famous Grouse will have a strong presence in Glasgow’s on and off-trade in the run up to and during the Games with over 200 of the city’s bars signed up to receive on-trade kits. Point of sale will also go into retail outlets driving visibility of the Commonwealth Games sponsorship.   

Peter Sandstrom, Marketing Director Maxxium UK, added: 

“As the Official Whisky of Glasgow 2014 we are looking forward to what will be an awe-inspiring Commonwealth Games. The Famous Grouse believes there’s a joy to participating in something bigger than ourselves – of being part of something famous – and that the same spirit is present at the very core of the ‘friendly games’.” 

Personalisation also continues to be a key focus for the band with live labelling available in selected stores during the Games. The leading whisky brand launched a new personalisation mechanic earlier this year which enables consumers to add a personal photograph to their bottle, free of charge by visiting www.makesomeonefamous.com

The whisky brand’s sponsorship of the Commonwealth Games builds on their already strong sporting links, working with the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) as their Official Whisky partner for over 24 years. More recently it announced sister brand, Ginger Grouse, as the Official Pint Partner of endurance race, Tough Mudder. 

Notes 

The Famous Grouse (www.thefamousgrouse.com)

  • The Famous Grouse is the no. 1 whisky in Scotland and no. 4 standard blended whisky worldwide (IWSR data 2012).
  • The Famous Grouse has been the best selling whisky in Scotland since 1980.
  • The Famous Grouse is exported to over 100 countries.
  • Created in 1896 by founder Matthew Gloag, it was originally called The Grouse Brand.
  • The brand became so popular that on August 12th 1905 it was renamed The Famous Grouse.
  • The Famous Grouse Experience is located at Scotland’s oldest working distillery – Glenturret. Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience is the most visited distillery in Scotland.(www.thefamousgrouse.com/experience) 

The Commonwealth Games

  • The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving 71 teams of athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and takes place every four years. Glasgow 2014 will be the 20th Commonwealth Games and will be held from 23 July to 3 August. It will feature 17 sports in 11 days of competition with 261 medal events on show. The Games will play host to 4500 athletes and sell 1,000,000 tickets with the event aided by an army of up to 15,000 volunteers. Glasgow 2014 Ltd is the official name for the Organising Committee tasked with delivering the Games in partnership with the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and Commonwealth Games Scotland. Glasgow 2014’s other official partner level sponsors are Longines, SSE, Virgin Media and BP. For more information on Glasgow 2014’s full sponsor family, please visit http://www.glasgow2014.com/games/our-sponsors
  • For further information please contact Glasgow 2014 Senior Press Officer Stephanie Todd on 030 2014 0166 stephanie.todd@glasgow2014.com

About Maxxium UK

  • Maxxium UK Ltd is part of the global sales and distribution alliance between Beam Inc and Edrington
  • Its UK portfolio of premium brands includes: blended Scotch (The Famous Grouse, Teacher’s and Cutty Sark), malt whisky (Highland Park, Laphroaig, The Macallan, The Glenrothes and Ardmore), imported whiskey (Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, Canadian Club, Red Stag), cognac and brandy (Courvoisier and Fundador), sherry (Harveys), vodka (Stolichnaya), tequila (Sauza), rum (Brugal and Cruzan), liqueurs and specialities (Sourz, Bols liqueurs, Galliano, Vaccari, After Shock)

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/the-famous-grouse-release-limited-edition-commonwealth-games-whisky-for-glasgow-2014-scotch-whisky-news/

Whisky Dinner: San Jose – Scotch Whisky News

Whisky Dinner: San Jose

Thursday, July 30, 2014 – 6pm – 8pm
Mosaic Asian-Fusion Restaurant
211 S. First St., San Jose , California 95113
$70 all inclusive 
 

Join us for the summer whisky dinner in a casually upscale restaurant specializing in Asian fusion cuisine. Duncan Taylor is one of the highest end Independent Bottlers. They either buy the best casks from distilleries or they purchase new spirit from the distillery and age it in their own casks. Peter Currie, the Duncan Taylor brand ambassador and expert of all things Scotch, will joyfully conduct the pairing. The Mosaic chef has carefully crafted a five course menu including a dessert to enjoy with these great whiskies:

Black Bull
Big Smoke
Linkwood 14 yr
Mortlach 15yr
Macallan 17
SpringBank 20yr Sherry Cask ‘The Single’ ($500)

Menu (Please inform us of dietary restrictions and we will provide alternate selections)

Welcome cocktail hour: Smoked Gouda, Mustard Cheese, Parmesan, Grapes, Cold Cuts, Crackers

Course 1: Baby Field Green Salad

Course 2: Dungeness Crab Cake

Course 3: Roasted French Lamb Chop

Course 4: Roasted Bell Pepper Bruschetta

Dessert: Mini Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee

And if you feel the need, stick around after dinner to enjoy a cigar with a whisky nightcap. (I’ll have cigars for $10 if you don’t bring your own)

Slainte,

Douglas Smith,

Event Director

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/whisky-dinner-san-jose-scotch-whisky-news/

WORLD-CLASS GOLFER IAN POULTER ANNOUNCED AS FOUNDING CAPTAIN OF INNOVATIVE NEW BALLANTINE’S ONLINE GOLF CLUB – Scotch Whisky News

 AA Ballantines

WORLD-CLASS GOLFER IAN POULTER ANNOUNCED AS FOUNDING CAPTAIN OF INNOVATIVE NEW BALLANTINE’S ONLINE GOLF CLUB

Ballantine’s, the world’s No 2 Scotch whisky and part of the Pernod Ricard family of brands, yesterday announced the launch of the Ballantine’s Golf Club; a unique and innovative online Golf Club, inspired by golf and its lifestyle and aimed at those who share an appreciation of golf and a love of fine whisky. Ian Poulter will be the Club’s first ever Captain and registrations for the Club are open now at www.ballantinesgolfclub.com, with the site due to launch in full this October 2014. 

Membership to the Ballantine’s Golf Club will offer unique access to exclusive content, invitational events, whisky tastings, VIP hospitality and a range of member rewards, as well as the chance to meet and play with top players and participate in a member-only global tournament. 

Leading Sports Presenter, Di Dougherty, hosted the launch event – held just ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, at which Ballantine’s is the Official Whisky Sponsor – and announced Ian Poulter as the inaugural Club Captain. Ballantine’s also screened a world premiere of ‘Moments of Truth’, a mini-documentary featuring Ian Poulter and offering a unique insight into Poulter’s own back story and psyche; watch it in full at www.ballantinesgolfclub.com

The ‘Moments of Truth’ film is part of a series, which will focus on moments in golf that have changed the course of a golfer’s career, seeing them Stay True to themselves and to their own courage and determination. The ‘Moments of Truth’ series will feature exclusive stories from respected figures in the world of golf over the coming year, all of which will be showcased within the Ballantine’s Golf Club. 

Throughout the season, http://www.ballantinesgolfclub.com/ will be updated with further exclusive content including ‘Shot Makers’, which features swing and course management tips from professionals, ‘Captain’s Diary’ updates from Ian Poulter and further mini-documentaries. The site will then be fully populated and unveiled in October 2014, when registered members will have an even wider range of content at their fingertips. 

Ian Poulter said: “It is an honour to be the Founding Captain of the Ballantine’s Golf Club. Ballantine’s has long had an association with golf and it’s fantastic to be a part of a truly unique club where, like me, the members will share an appreciation of whisky and the true spirit of golf”. 

Peter Moore, Global Brand Director for Ballantine’s added: “We have a tremendous heritage in golf dating back to 1960; however the Ballantine’s Golf Club marks a significant shift in our strategy within the sport. In addition to our continued support for tournaments across the golfing calendar, the introduction of the Ballantine’s Golf Club will allow us to reach an increasing number of golf fans, who share an appreciation of good whisky, all around the world”. 

The Ballantine’s Golf Club was inspired by the brand’s ‘Stay True’ positioning, which serves as an invitation to consumers to express themselves in a genuine and authentic way, applauding conviction and self-belief. The identity of the Golf Club reflects its members’ modern lifestyle and aspirational outlook, building on Ballantine’s strong heritage in golf in a contemporary and innovative way. 

Members can register to join the Ballantine’s Golf Club now at www.ballantinesgolfclub.com, where the first ‘Moments of Truth’ film featuring Ian Poulter can also be viewed.

World-ClassGolferIanPoulterAnnouncedasFoundingCaptainofInnovativeNewBallantinersquosOnlineGolfClub1_zpse3bee71f

Notes 

About Ballantine’s:

Ballantine’s is the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe and the world’s No 2 Scotch whisky by volume, and the range sells over 70 million bottles a year worldwide. Ballantine’s has won more than 130 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past 10 years for quality, as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance. The range, from Ballantine’s Finest to the exclusive 40 Year Old, is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by the latest in a tradition of Master Blenders that dates back to 1827. 

About Ballantine’s in golf:

Ballantine’s has a rich history in golf dating back to 1960 when the first Ballantine’s sponsored golf tournament was played at Wentworth Club in England. Ballantine’s founded the Ballantine’s Championship in 2008, remaining title sponsor of the tournament until 2013. Ballantine’s has also been a sponsor of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open since 2007 and the BMW Masters in Shanghai, China, since 2012.  

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.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/world-class-golfer-ian-poulter-announced-as-founding-captain-of-innovative-new-ballantines-online-golf-club-scotch-whisky-news/

Sullivans Cove “Whisky Business at Saffire” – Australian Whisky News

 AA WB

Whisky Business at Saffire

It is no secret that Tasmanian whisky is taking the world by storm, and we believe it is time that we celebrated this fact. We are offering you the opportunity to be a part of a very special weekend at Saffire Freycinet.

Together with Tasmania’s premier whisky distillers, we invite you to join us on Friday 29 August and Saturday 30 August for two days of winter warmth and cheer. 

Guests will have time to enjoy all of the elements that you would normally associate with Saffire, but also have exclusive access to the very best whisky makers in Australia. This will involve one-on-one interaction with the owners of the distilleries, whisky tastings and masterclasses, whisky, wine and food matching dinners and more. Whether you are a whisky expert or novice, the inaugural ‘Whisky Business’ weekend will be unforgettable.

Only repeat visitors to Saffire, and friends of the Tasmanian distilleries will receive this exclusive invitation.

There is no additional charge above our regular rates for this weekend. It is a way of thanking those who have been faithful to us, as well as raising the profile of a great Tasmanian industry. Rates begin at $1800 per suite per night. This includes all meals, beverages, activities, minibar and $100 spa credit.

Justin, Saffire General Manager would like to offer himself as the contact for this event. He would be delighted to answer any questions you may have personally or indeed oversee all aspects of your reservation.

Justin can be contacted on 03 6256 7861 or via email at Justin.King@saffire-freycinet.com.au. Alternatively you are welcome to call any of our Guest Service Managers on 03 6256 7888.

You will hear more about this event in the coming weeks, but we urge you to book early to ensure your place.

We look forward to raising a glass with you.

Yours sincerely

Hugh Whitehouse
Saffire Executive Chef
www.saffire-freycinet.com.au

and

Bert Cason
Sullivans Cove Marketing Manager
www.sullivanscovewhisky.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/07/sullivans-cove-whisky-business-at-saffire-australian-whisky-news/