Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition

The 9th Edition of 100% Islay from Kilchoman distillery has been distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years. What makes this release so special is that each part of the process (grown, distilled, matured and bottled) has been done at the distillery itself!

Limited stock available, restricted to one per person.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/kilchoman-100-islay-9th-edition-at-abbey-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman 100% Islay | 9th Edition

The 9th Edition of 100% Islay from Kilchoman distillery has been distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels for over 9 years. What makes this release so special is that each part of the process (grown, distilled, matured and bottled) has been done at the distillery itself!

Limited stock available, restricted to one per person.

BUY NOW

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/kilchoman-100-islay-9th-edition-at-abbey-whisky-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/

The Whisky Shop “Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Back In Stock!” – Scotch Whisky News

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength
Back In Stock

With much anticipation Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength is back in stock!

Act now to secure yours!

Distilled at Islay’s Laphroaig distillery and matured for at least a decade before bottling at natural cask strength, this is a expression for lovers of classic Islay peat. Part of a series of batched releases, this 2019 edition is bottled at 58.6% abv.

£75.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-whisky-shop-laphroaig-10-year-old-original-cask-strength-back-in-stock-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Shop “Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Back In Stock!” – Scotch Whisky News

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength
Back In Stock

With much anticipation Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength is back in stock!

Act now to secure yours!

Distilled at Islay’s Laphroaig distillery and matured for at least a decade before bottling at natural cask strength, this is a expression for lovers of classic Islay peat. Part of a series of batched releases, this 2019 edition is bottled at 58.6% abv.

£75.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/the-whisky-shop-laphroaig-10-year-old-original-cask-strength-back-in-stock-scotch-whisky-news/

Remarkable Regional Malts with a Twist 10 Year Old

Bottelaar: Douglas Laing
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Remarkable Regional Malts with a Twist 10 Year Old, Douglas Laing, 5.000 bts
Kleur: licht goud
ABV: 48.0%

Het werkt

De Remarkable Regional Malts van Douglas Laing zijn razend populair. De reeks bestaat uit de volgende releases: The Epicurean (Lowlands), Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), Rock Oyster (Islands), The Gauldrons (Campbeltown) en Big Peat (Islay). Ter viering van de 70e verjaardag van Douglas Laing werd deze 10-jarige vatting uitgebracht, die dus alle voorgaande releases bevat.

De neus is een beetje een mix (doh!) van vanalles. Ik krijg gesuikerde cornflakes, citrus en perzik, zoete mout, steentjes op het strand, vanille en honing, kalk en zeewier. Licht aangebrande cake (tot mijn spijt heb ik hier ervaring mee). Zachte maar onmiskenbare rook op de achtergrond. Beetje vis noch vlees, wat mij betreft, maar het werkt wel.

Zachte aankomst, maar wel onmiddellijk flink peaty. Het moge duidelijk wezen: Rock Oyster en Big Peat zijn volgens mij de belangrijkste ingrediënten in deze mix. Flink wat citrus, alvorens plots bijzonder zoet te worden. Doet me eigenlijk vooral aan Bowmore denken. Wordt plots wel een tikkeltje pikant. Zwarte peper wordt nogal luid. Maar nogmaals: het werkt.

De afdronk is middellang, zilt versus zoet met een mooie rokerigheid. Droog eindstation.

Bwah… slecht is dat niet, hoor. Maar ook geen topper. Reken op zo’n 60 EUR voor een fles in een – toegegeven – grappige koker. Zet ‘m op tafel op het terras van je BB op Islay terwijl je van de zonsondergang bij Bowmore geniet (ook daar heb ik gelukkig ervaring mee).

83/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 16-06-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=4945

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/

Coilltean No Age 2nd Cuvée

Bottelaar: Samaroli
Regio: Schotland

Fles: Coilltean No Age – 2nd Cuvée, b. 1997, 480 bts
Kleur: goud
ABV: 43%

Grafiet!

Voor meer dan 40 jaar bottelde de Italiaanse legende Samaroli whisky onder zijn Samaroli en Coilltean labels. Deze botteling is de zogenaamde Coilltean 2nd Cuvée, samengesteld uit verschillende niet nader genoemde distilleerderijen. Het is een blended malt die in 1997 in zeer gelimiteerde oplage werd uitgebracht: slechts 480 flessen. Op het ruglabel staat dat het een vatting is van ‘Scotland’s last traditional distilleries’.

Vreemde en vooral erg groene neus op allerhande… euh… planten en struiken?! Kippenbouillon? Wat is me dat hier allemaal? Grafiet! Ik lijk wel te ruiken aan een pennenzak vol kleurpotloden. Maar amper fruit op misschien een verloren gelopen framboos na. Beetje karamel.

Op smaak is het al iets fruitiger, maar nog steeds erg vreemd, hoor. Amper fruit, wel een beetje karamel, duidelijke hints van turf (hier is Islay ingegaan, ongetwijfeld) en betrekkelijk scherp voor zo’n bescheiden alcoholpercentage. Maar ik kan niet zeggen dat ik ‘m lekker vind.

Middellange, metalige en erg kruidige finish.

Een erg bizarre ervaring, moet ik bekennen. Zou de fles al te lang open geweest zijn? Was dit echt de oorspronkelijke neus en smaak?

Ik vraag het mij af. Anyway, thanks, Enrico!

75/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 15-06-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=4941