Be The First To Try Glenfiddich 23 Year Old Grand Cru – Available To Order from The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Introducing Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old

The new 23 year old expression, finished in rare French cuvée oak casks is available from The Whisky Shop Paris now.

Be the first to try this fantastic new expression at The Whisky Shop Paris, shippping worldwide.

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old

Experience the world’s most awarded single malt aged for 23 years and finished in rare French cuvée oak casks. Expect notes of freshly baked bread, vanilla, sandlewood, pear sorbet and white grape.

Be the first to try with The Whisky Shop Paris

70cl / 40% abv
€ 275.00

Buy Now

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/be-the-first-to-try-glenfiddich-23-year-old-grand-cru-available-to-order-from-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

Be The First To Try Glenfiddich 23 Year Old Grand Cru – Available To Order from The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Introducing Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old

The new 23 year old expression, finished in rare French cuvée oak casks is available from The Whisky Shop Paris now.

Be the first to try this fantastic new expression at The Whisky Shop Paris, shippping worldwide.

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old

Experience the world’s most awarded single malt aged for 23 years and finished in rare French cuvée oak casks. Expect notes of freshly baked bread, vanilla, sandlewood, pear sorbet and white grape.

Be the first to try with The Whisky Shop Paris

70cl / 40% abv
€ 275.00

Buy Now

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/be-the-first-to-try-glenfiddich-23-year-old-grand-cru-available-to-order-from-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series – American Whiskey News

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series

Infuse Spirits Group L.L.C., the first and only single-bottle infusion company and the spirit industry’s most popular craft infusion company, is excited to announce the rebranding of its whiskey line under the aptly named Broken Barrel Whiskey Co.

When Infuse Spirits first expanded its portfolio to include a Kentucky Bourbon called Broken Barrel, followed by the gold-medal winning Heresy Rye Whiskey, both delivered a message and method that became instantly discernible from Infuse’s vodkas and bitters. Whereas Infuse Spirits continues to steep its ingredients in the single-bottle infusions, Broken Barrel finishes and matures it’s whiskey with French Oak, ex-bourbon, and sherry cask staves in tanks before straining and bottling. This not only separates the two brands by process and style but illustrates how Broken Barrel Whiskey is unapologetically different from other whiskeys. Similar to a mash bill and equally as important, the company’s coined process called the Oak Bill—the selection of various oak barrel staves used to finish our products—is what defines the whiskey.

In this way, “the whiskeys follow their own path and seek to create a name for themselves by adhering to principles of originality, boundary-crossing, and unapologetic authenticity. By adding the barrel to the whiskey, not the whiskey to the barrel concept, we have created something different,” says Founder and Creator Seth Benhaim. If you are a collector, feel free to snag the fleeting designs of the “Infuse Spirits” titled whiskeys, as these will be discontinued and likely gone by early 2020, if not sooner! However, Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core products, Broken Barrel Bourbon and Heresy Rye, will not change price or recipes—they’ll remain the same as everyone knows and loves them.

So, now, the question: how does a rule-breaking producer continue to push the envelope? The limited-edition Single Oak Series is Broken Barrel Whiskey’s latest innovation. Under the new brand name, the company is releasing one-of-a-kind, limited bottlings of its Single Oak Series, which will offer three distinct expressions of oak-infused whiskey—Mizunara (50 ABV, 750 ml); Isle Of Peat (50 ABV, 750 ml); and Cask Of Amontillado (55 ABV, 750 ml)—with a suggested retail price of $50.

As Seth explains, “We deliver one-of-a-kind collaborations by maturing American whiskey with rare oak from around the world. We’ve sourced our whiskey for these bottles from Kentucky and Indiana, and married each blend with oak barrel staves from all around the world: Japan for rare Mizunara oak; Scotland for peated Islay Scotch barrels; and Spain for aged amontillado sherry. Each barrel gives the whiskey a unique, rich, and complex taste and character not commonly found in American whiskey. Additionally, unlike Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core bourbon and rye, the Single Oak Series’ bases are all blends: Mizunara is a blend of five-year-old Kentucky and four-year-old Indiana corn whiskeys; Isle of Peat is a blend of American wheat and single-malt whiskeys; and The Cask of Amontillado is a blend of 12-year-old American whiskey and five-year-old Kentucky corn whiskey. The result is a synthesis nowhere to be found with traditional whiskey, and luckily, the project has paid off tremendously. The Single Oak Series has already won a few authoritative awards. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Isle of Peat received a Double Gold Medal in the Wheat Whisk(e)y category and Cask of Amontillado took home a Silver Medal in the Other Whisk(e)y category.

All three limited-edition expressions will be available nationwide in September 2019.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/infuse-spirits-rebrands-whiskey-brand-under-new-name-broken-barrel-whiskey-commencing-with-the-limited-edition-single-oak-series-american-whiskey-news/

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series – American Whiskey News

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series

Infuse Spirits Group L.L.C., the first and only single-bottle infusion company and the spirit industry’s most popular craft infusion company, is excited to announce the rebranding of its whiskey line under the aptly named Broken Barrel Whiskey Co.

When Infuse Spirits first expanded its portfolio to include a Kentucky Bourbon called Broken Barrel, followed by the gold-medal winning Heresy Rye Whiskey, both delivered a message and method that became instantly discernible from Infuse’s vodkas and bitters. Whereas Infuse Spirits continues to steep its ingredients in the single-bottle infusions, Broken Barrel finishes and matures it’s whiskey with French Oak, ex-bourbon, and sherry cask staves in tanks before straining and bottling. This not only separates the two brands by process and style but illustrates how Broken Barrel Whiskey is unapologetically different from other whiskeys. Similar to a mash bill and equally as important, the company’s coined process called the Oak Bill—the selection of various oak barrel staves used to finish our products—is what defines the whiskey.

In this way, “the whiskeys follow their own path and seek to create a name for themselves by adhering to principles of originality, boundary-crossing, and unapologetic authenticity. By adding the barrel to the whiskey, not the whiskey to the barrel concept, we have created something different,” says Founder and Creator Seth Benhaim. If you are a collector, feel free to snag the fleeting designs of the “Infuse Spirits” titled whiskeys, as these will be discontinued and likely gone by early 2020, if not sooner! However, Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core products, Broken Barrel Bourbon and Heresy Rye, will not change price or recipes—they’ll remain the same as everyone knows and loves them.

So, now, the question: how does a rule-breaking producer continue to push the envelope? The limited-edition Single Oak Series is Broken Barrel Whiskey’s latest innovation. Under the new brand name, the company is releasing one-of-a-kind, limited bottlings of its Single Oak Series, which will offer three distinct expressions of oak-infused whiskey—Mizunara (50 ABV, 750 ml); Isle Of Peat (50 ABV, 750 ml); and Cask Of Amontillado (55 ABV, 750 ml)—with a suggested retail price of $50.

As Seth explains, “We deliver one-of-a-kind collaborations by maturing American whiskey with rare oak from around the world. We’ve sourced our whiskey for these bottles from Kentucky and Indiana, and married each blend with oak barrel staves from all around the world: Japan for rare Mizunara oak; Scotland for peated Islay Scotch barrels; and Spain for aged amontillado sherry. Each barrel gives the whiskey a unique, rich, and complex taste and character not commonly found in American whiskey. Additionally, unlike Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core bourbon and rye, the Single Oak Series’ bases are all blends: Mizunara is a blend of five-year-old Kentucky and four-year-old Indiana corn whiskeys; Isle of Peat is a blend of American wheat and single-malt whiskeys; and The Cask of Amontillado is a blend of 12-year-old American whiskey and five-year-old Kentucky corn whiskey. The result is a synthesis nowhere to be found with traditional whiskey, and luckily, the project has paid off tremendously. The Single Oak Series has already won a few authoritative awards. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Isle of Peat received a Double Gold Medal in the Wheat Whisk(e)y category and Cask of Amontillado took home a Silver Medal in the Other Whisk(e)y category.

All three limited-edition expressions will be available nationwide in September 2019.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/infuse-spirits-rebrands-whiskey-brand-under-new-name-broken-barrel-whiskey-commencing-with-the-limited-edition-single-oak-series-american-whiskey-news/

Springbank Society “New: Springbank 12yo CS + Rum Wood” – Scotch Whisky News

We are delighted to announce that the new Springbank Rum Wood and Springbank 12yo Cask Strength are available in the UK from tomorrow – Saturday 14th September 2019.

Springbank Rum Wood

The brand new Springbank Rum Wood release is 15yo and has been bottled at 51.0% ABV. There are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Tasting Notes

Nose: This a sweet tropical dram with coconut, pineapple and banana aromas. The sweetness continues with toasted marshmallows and sticky toffee pudding but is balanced with a hint of peat.

Palate: The sweetness transfers onto the palate. There’s the velvety smooth richness of decadent desserts such as a tropical meringue pavlova, creme brûlée, toffee apple pecan pie, along with citrus yuzu notes. There’s also an earthy quality from the Springbank dunnage warehouses.

Finish: The earthy quality now comes to the fore and finishes on a gentle dry note.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 15yo Rum Wood is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £65.00
  • There will be no Society discount applicable on this bottling as it is not a core range product
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength

The new Springbank 12yo CS has been bottled at 57.1% ABV and was matured in 65% Bourbon Casks + 35% Sherry casks

Tasting Notes

Nose: Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan, honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a nutshell, there’s an aroma of freshly baked donuts and orange marmalade.

Palate: It’s a lovely, warm butterscotch sponge with chantilly cream, as well as treacle, orange rind and salted pretzels. Then the typical Springbank coastal note of sea salt.

Finish: Velvety and refined finish with salted milk chocolate and Maraschino cherries.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 12yo Cask Strength 57.1% is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £52.00
  • The Society discount on this bottle will be 10%
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Slainte,

The Springbank Team

To join the Society please contact them at Springbank Society society@springbank.scot

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/springbank-society-new-springbank-12yo-cs-rum-wood-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank Society “New: Springbank 12yo CS + Rum Wood” – Scotch Whisky News

We are delighted to announce that the new Springbank Rum Wood and Springbank 12yo Cask Strength are available in the UK from tomorrow – Saturday 14th September 2019.

Springbank Rum Wood

The brand new Springbank Rum Wood release is 15yo and has been bottled at 51.0% ABV. There are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Tasting Notes

Nose: This a sweet tropical dram with coconut, pineapple and banana aromas. The sweetness continues with toasted marshmallows and sticky toffee pudding but is balanced with a hint of peat.

Palate: The sweetness transfers onto the palate. There’s the velvety smooth richness of decadent desserts such as a tropical meringue pavlova, creme brûlée, toffee apple pecan pie, along with citrus yuzu notes. There’s also an earthy quality from the Springbank dunnage warehouses.

Finish: The earthy quality now comes to the fore and finishes on a gentle dry note.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 15yo Rum Wood is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £65.00
  • There will be no Society discount applicable on this bottling as it is not a core range product
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength

The new Springbank 12yo CS has been bottled at 57.1% ABV and was matured in 65% Bourbon Casks + 35% Sherry casks

Tasting Notes

Nose: Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan, honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a nutshell, there’s an aroma of freshly baked donuts and orange marmalade.

Palate: It’s a lovely, warm butterscotch sponge with chantilly cream, as well as treacle, orange rind and salted pretzels. Then the typical Springbank coastal note of sea salt.

Finish: Velvety and refined finish with salted milk chocolate and Maraschino cherries.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 12yo Cask Strength 57.1% is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £52.00
  • The Society discount on this bottle will be 10%
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Slainte,

The Springbank Team

To join the Society please contact them at Springbank Society society@springbank.scot

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/springbank-society-new-springbank-12yo-cs-rum-wood-scotch-whisky-news/

Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Japanese Oak Finish

Bottelaar: Chivas
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, Ultimate Cask Collection, First Fill Japanese Oak Finish, 1.000ml
Kleur: amber
ABV: 48%

Mizunara

In zijn zogenaamde Ultimate Cask Collection, steevast gebotteld op 48%, zitten drie expressies: American Oak Casks, French Oak en deze Japanese Oak. Ik moet bekennen dat ik niet zo’n grote fan ben van Chivas Regal, maar deze intrigeerde me wel. En toen hij tijdens een gezellig samenzijn bij vrienden op tafel kwam, nam ik de gelegenheid te baat om een sample af te snoepen.

Mierzoete neus op rozijnen, marshmellow, sappige peren en abrikozentaart met een hint van mokatine en – tromgeroffel – je ruikt echt de Japanse eik. Het is dezelfde typische geur van de mizunara die ik in veel Japanse whisky’s aantref. Citrus, gember en bakken vanille met een oosterse kruidigheid. En ja, dit is gewoon erg lekker.

Hij heeft een prima body en het feit dat hij op 48% gebotteld werd doet hem wreed deugd. Mondvullend en rijk met wederom die oosterse kruiden die het zoete fruit (peren en dadels, nu!) en karamel voorafgaan. Lekker warmend.

De afdronk is middellang, kruidig en zoet met wat citrus op het sterfbed.

Deze Chivas is echt lekker! Deze is in slechts een beperkt aantal luchthavens te krijgen. Prijzen durven ook variëren van 125 tot 200 EUR. Tja. Merci, Peter!

84/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 02-09-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=4953

Glen Moray 1989 (Asta Morris)

The latest release in the Asta Morris range is a Glen Moray 1989. I tried a cask sample of this whisky a couple of months ago, and I was immediately convinced.

 

 

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Nose: fresh and full of orchard fruits, with secondary notes of apricots and guava. Juicy with a slightly floral edge (orange blossom). Lots of polished oak, manuka honey and a little sunflower oil. Mouth: mirabelles, lime and pear, as well as a little coconut liqueur. Mixed with some cinnamon and vanilla this makes it quite bourbonny, as in American whiskey-like (without the sweetness). Aromatic wood, hints of ginger and pepper. Still some honey. Finish: long, with fruit tea, barley sugar, lime and wildflowers.

Super good, fruity Glen Moray with nice traces of actual bourbon. Totally my style. Around € 240, being distributed to stores as we speak.

Score: 90/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/glen-moray/glen-moray-1989-asta-morris/

The Winter Queen Batch 2

Bottelaar: Adelphi
Regio: Schotland en Nederland
Fles: The Winter Queen 19 Year Old, Adelphi, Refill Sherry Casks, 400 bts
Kleur: brons
ABV: 54.5%

Lavendelsiroop

U herinnert zich misschien nog de eerste release van The Winter Queen, een zogenaamde fusion whisky van bottelaar Adelphi (Schotse whisky gemixt met Nederlandse), uit maart 2018. Die was zo succesvol dat er een tweede batch werd uitgebracht. Waar de eerste nog een blend van 9 jaar oud betrof, is deze toch een pak ouder. Hij werd – zo is mij verteld – samengesteld met Teaninich 1983, 20-jarige Bowmore en een Morllach uit 1993, aangevuld met het oudste vat Millstone dat het Nederlandse Zuidam te bieden had, namelijk 19 jaar oud. Merk op dat de andere componenten een pak ouder zijn! De naam verwijst naar de oudste dochter van de Schotse koning James VI. Elizabeth Stuart werd in 1596 geboren in Fife, maar bracht het grootste deel van haar leven door in Den Haag – vandaar de mix met Zuidam. Ik zou bijna durven zeggen: dat kan niet slecht zijn! Vreemd genoeg ligt het alcoholpercentage hoger dan de eerste, veel jongere versie!

Drogende, donkerzoete neus op espresso, geroosterd brood, hazelnoten en flink wat chocolade. Blauwe en rode bessen. Iets van pas geboend leder. Maritieme hint met wat zilt en vermolmd hout. Absoluut heerlijk.

Lekker olieachtig met een prima body. Erg kruidig op zwarte peper, zoethout en kruidnagel. Hint van bittere appelsienen, omfloerst met toffee en lavendelsiroop. Verbrand hout en woodsmoke verschijnen. Bijzonder knappe fusie, als u het mij vraagt.

Jongens, toch! Wat een lange, warme en drogende finish. Met een zilt eindstation.

De oplage is minder dan de helft van de eerste release, de prijs meer dan het dubbele. Dat gezegd zijnde: een dijk van een whisky! Dit is eentje om op het gemak van te genieten wanneer je niet gestoord kan worden. Om blij van te worden.

88/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 22-08-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=4951

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES LIMITED RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 8 – Scotch Whisky News

THE GLENDRONACH INTRODUCES LIMITED RELEASE CASK STRENGTH BATCH 8

The GlenDronach distillery is pleased to announce the eighth release of its Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, matured for ten years in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía. This expression offers connoisseurs a deeper insight into the distillery’s signature profile, by bottling the whisky at its natural strength of 61%, to bring the full depth of maturation in Spanish oak casks.

With each unique cask strength release, Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie selects the perfect marriage of sherry casks before bottling at cask strength and without chill filtration, as was the custom when The GlenDronach distillery was established in 1826. As with all of The GlenDronach expressions, the rich natural colour is drawn from the Spanish oak in which it rests.

Master Blender, Dr. Rachel Barrie said: “The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is incredibly rich and full-bodied, the result of years of slow maturation in Pedro Ximénez puncheons, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry butts. Casks were individually selected, combined and bottled at natural cask strength to deliver maximum character and depth. Sip layers of sherry cask matured character unfolding slowly over time; from mocha, dark chocolate and caramel espresso to cherry cake layered with sultana and plum; the depth of character is boundless. The texture is like sipping velvet with a burst of sumptuous fruits, warm spices and intense dark chocolate which crescendos into The GlenDronach’s signature long and richly satisfying finish. I hope the most discerning palates will sip, savour and appreciate the full-bodied character
of Cask Strength Batch 8.”

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep tawny gold.
Nose: Sandalwood, oak balsam and rich aromatic columbian coffee with dark manuka honey, cocoa and brazil nut.
Palate: Like sipping velvet with mocha, caramel macchiato and cherry chocolate cake, layered with dates, plum skin and sultana.
Finish: Savour the exceedingly long finish of espresso coffee and cocoa with traces of liquorice and cherry tobacco.
ABV: 61%
RRP: £62.00
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 is bottled at 61% ABV and as is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, is non-chill filtered and absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it resides. It will be available to buy from specialist retailers worldwide from September 2019.

ABOUT THE GLENDRONACH DISTILLERY:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.co.uk
Facebook: /TheGlenDronach
Twitter: @Glendronach
Instagram: @Glendronach

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a complex and full bodied spirit, perfect for slow maturation in Spanish sherry oak. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain. Our richly-sherried Highland Single Malts are recognised for their deep colour and complex flavour profiles, which range from the sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of our Oloroso casks.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-glendronach-introduces-limited-release-cask-strength-batch-8-scotch-whisky-news/