EXCEPTIONAL, RARE SCOTCH WHISKY BLEND BELIEVED TO CONTAIN LEGENDARY MALT MILL SINGLE MALT UP FOR AUCTION – Scotch Whisky News

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EXCEPTIONAL, RARE SCOTCH WHISKY BLEND BELIEVED TO CONTAIN LEGENDARY MALT MILL SINGLE MALT UP FOR AUCTION

PERTH, SCOTLAND – An exceptionally rare bottle of blended Scotch whisky that is likely to contain the near mythical Malt Mill single malt is set to go under the hammer in an online auction being held by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer (www.whiskyauctioneer.com) and is expected to fetch over £5,000.

Mackie’s Ancient Brand Scotch Whisky takes its name from the infamous Sir Peter Mackie, once proprietor of Lagavulin distillery, and agent for neighbours, Laphroaig. After losing the contract for the latter, he built an exact replica on the grounds of Lagavulin, designed to precisely replicate the output of Laphroaig. This distillery was Malt Mill.

Dating from the 1940s, before the distillery closed in 1962, this bottle was imported to the US market by Browne Vintners Company, NY. Just how much Malt Mill could appear in the blend is impossible to say, but the bottle offers a singularly unique opportunity to potentially own whisky from a legendary lost Islay distillery.

The legend of Malt Mill was bolstered further by the 2012 Ken Loach film, The Angels’ Share, where a single fictitious cask of Malt Mill played a starring role.

Joe Wilson, whisky content expert at Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We are excited to feature this incredibly special bottle in our current auction. Almost all the whisky produced at Malt Mill went into blends, namely White Horse and Mackie’s, with examples exceptionally rare and highly prized. We expect to see a huge amount of interest in this vintage gem from whisky collectors across the world.”

The auction goes live on Friday 22 February and will close on Monday 4 March.

Listing (live from lunchtime 22 February): https://whiskylink.co/mackies

For more information on auctions or to register to participate in the next auction please visit: www.whiskyauctioneer.com

NOTES

Available for interview: Iain McClune, Managing Director, Whisky Auctioneer

Additional Information

  1. Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky, whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable.
  2. Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, Whisky Auctioneer aims to be the most comprehensive website available for the buying and selling of whisky.
  3. Whisky Auctioneer holds regular monthly online auctions as well as specialist auctions for collectible whiskies and exclusive releases.
  4. To buy or sell on the Whisky Auctioneer website, an account must be first set up here: https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/register
  5. Social Media Handles:
    1. twitter: @whisky_auction
    2. facebook: @WhiskyAuctioneer
    3. web: whiskyauctioneer.com

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/03/exceptional-rare-scotch-whisky-blend-believed-to-contain-legendary-malt-mill-single-malt-up-for-auction-scotch-whisky-news/

Ardbeg invites smoky malt fans to join together in a day of rumbustious revelry – Scotch Whisky News

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Ardbeg invites smoky malt fans to join together in a day of rumbustious revelry

— Celebrate Islay’s rich history of carnivals with a flamboyant Caribbean twist.

Join in the festivities at around the UK for Ardbeg Day 2019 —

Every year, on Ardbeg Day – the last Saturday of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt, whisky fans gather to celebrate all things Ardbeg. For 2019, Ardbeg is preparing to close out the Feis Ile like never before. In a spectacular Caribbean twist, Ardbeggians everywhere are invited to swap their flat caps for elaborate headdresses as Ardbeg Day embraces a dash of carnival colour.

This year, the Distillery is resurrecting the island’s carnival traditions. In an Islay time gone by on the last day of the Feis Ile Festival, locals transformed everything from tractors to tricycles into magnificent floats. If it had wheels, they decorated it. Honking and tooting its way through Port Ellen and eventually to Ardbeg, this typically Islay cavalcade of colour represents a long-standing love for festivity on the island.

Ardbeg Day will be held on Saturday, 1st June 2019. Inspired by Islay’s rich history of carnivals, Ardbeg will release Ardbeg Drum – a limited edition bottling imbued with the ultimate influence of carnival spirit, rum. In a first for the Distillery, Ardbeg have taken Ardbeg single malt from ex-Bourbon casks and rested it awhile in ex-rum casks from the Americas to coax out tropical tastes.

Distillery Manager Mickey Heads said: “The Ardbeg Day Carnival is about embracing all things tropical. From music and dance to food and fashion, we’re all set to revel in both culture and character. And we’re delighted to introduce Ardbeg Drum – a celebration of all of the mixed up, mashed up influences that make Ardbeg, Ardbeg.

“In Ardbeg Drum, a multitude of complex flavours parade across the palate – fragrant pine resin and woodsmoke dance alongside ripe banana and pineapple. Then lavender, liquorice and vanilla strut into a long, smoky finish.”

“Preparations are well underway, but orchestrating a bash this breathtaking is no mean feat. The finer details are yet to be revealed, but rest assured, the Ardbeg Day Carnival 2019 will be a spectacle you won’t soon forget…”

Like all Ardbeg Days, the carnival crowds won’t just be gathering on Islay. Ardbeggians the world over will join in the rumbustious revelry as Ardbeg Drum is introduced in a flourish of confetti and streamers. Smoky malt lovers should remember that The Ardbeg Day Carnival is open to everybody, so feel free to grab some friends and enjoy the spectacle en masse.

The Committee bottling of Ardbeg Drum will go on sale on 5th March, RRP: £94, exclusively available to purchase only by Committee Members, who will receive a link to purchase their own special bottle. The main Ardbeg Drum bottling will be released just ahead of Ardbeg Day.

For more information about Ardbeg Day celebrations in the weeks ahead, visit www.ardbeg.com

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Ardbeg Day: Every year, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music takes place in May or June on Ardbeg’s island home. On the Festival’s final Saturday, the Distillery would traditionally throw open its doors to welcome fans from all over the world – an event that became known as Ardbeg Day. In 2012 Ardbeg Day became a global event, enabling the whisky’s passionate international following to take part in a worldwide celebration of all things Ardbeg in their own country. Recent Ardbeg Day themes have included the Islay-limpics and the Peat Football World Cup, while in 2017, the Distillery revealed the incredible depth of the first Ardbeg to be matured in Black Sea casks with Ardbeg Kelpie. For 2018, Ardbeg Day became the Ardbeg Festival of Peat Love as the world celebrated Ardbeg’s ‘grooviest’ casks ever.

Tasting notes: Ardbeg Drum is non chill-filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.

Colour: Dark Gold

Nose: In Drum, fragrant pine resin and woodsmoke dance alongside ripe banana and pineapple in a downright wondrous paradiddle of aromas, before parading into smoked apples and dry cocoa powder. Distant ginger, spiced dates and cinnamon sway into floating notes of lavender.

Taste: On the palate, waves of smoke, tar and creosote cascade into a dry peppery mouthfeel. Clove, liquorice and ginger strut towards rich notes of dark chocolate and smoked vanilla.

Finish: Intense smoke, roasted coffee liqueur and a treasure trove of sweet spices come together in one deliciously complex crescendo.

Ardbeg:
Ardbeg prides itself on being The Ultimate Islay Malt Whisky. Established in 1815, Ardbeg is revered by connoisseurs around the world as among the peatiest, smokiest and most complex of all the Islay malts. Despite its smokiness, Ardbeg is renowned for its delicious sweetness, a phenomenon that has affectionately become known as ‘the peaty paradox’. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ardbeg suffered from an uncertain future and it was not until the brand was purchased by The Glenmorangie Company in 1997 that the Distillery was saved from extinction. Since then, the Distillery has risen like a phoenix and today Ardbeg is well established as a niche, cult malt, with a passionate following.

Ardbeg Committee:
The legacy of the whisky was safeguarded in 2000 by the formation of the Ardbeg Committee. The Committee is made up of thousands of Ardbeg followers worldwide who are keen to ensure that “the doors of Ardbeg never close again”. Today there are members of the Ardbeg Committee in over 130 countries. Committee members are regularly consulted on new bottlings and expressions and are offered exclusive Committee bottlings. Members also receive invitations to special gatherings, tastings and events. The Committee, chaired by Distillery Manager Mickey Heads, is free to join at ardbeg.com.

Awards:
Ardbeg is the world’s most highly awarded smoky single malt whisky. Since 2008, Ardbeg has won more than 50 gold and double gold medals in key whisky competitions. Ardbeg was voted ‘Scotch Whisky of the Year’ twice by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible (2008, 2009) and has twice been awarded ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards (2010, 2013). At the 2014 Global Icons of Whisky Awards, Mickey Heads was voted ‘Distillery Manager of the Year’. In 2016, Ardbeg Corryvreckan and Ardbeg Uigeadail were awarded gold medals the the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The following year, Ardbeg Kelpie won World Whisky of the Year at the International Whisky Competition. While in 2018, alongside many more whisky awards, the Ardbeg distillery was awarded Distillery of the Year at the International Whisky Competition.

The Glenmorangie Company:
The Company is one of the most renowned and innovative distillers and marketers of Scotch whisky brands worldwide and is part of Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Company produces Glenmorangie Single Highland Malt whisky and Ardbeg Single Islay Malt.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/ardbeg-invites-smoky-malt-fans-to-join-together-in-a-day-of-rumbustious-revelry-scotch-whisky-news/

Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1988 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1988

Single cask sherry puncheon bottled in 2018 by Wemyss Malts. Sweet sherry and rich fruit flavours from this Islay malt whisky. Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old 1988 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky ‘Luxury Damson Jam’. Single cask sherry puncheon bottled 2018 by Wemyss Malts. 612 bottles. A puncheon with heady rich fruit and a tart sweetness.

Bunnahabhain Distillery was established in 1881 on the north eastern tip of the Isle of Islay by the shore of Bunnahabhain Bay and overlooking the Sound of Islay. All the building materials were transported by puffer and unloaded at the distillery pier. Now tucked away at the end of the single track ‘main’ road with spectacular scenery all the way. Bunnahabhain Distillery is equipped with four huge pear shaped stills and produces Scottish malt whisky which is released in blends and in single malt and single cask bottlings. A participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Core editions include Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old.

Shop – Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old – £279.95

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/bunnahabhain-30-year-old-1988-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Bowmore 26 Year Old SMOKED PICO DE GALLO WEMYSS at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Bowmore 26 Year Old

1992 vintage single cask Hogshead of the Islay malt whisky bottled by Wemyss Malts. 235 bottles. Bowmore 26 Year Old 1992 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky ‘Smoked Pico De Gallo’. Single cask hogshead bottled 2018 by Wemyss Malts. 235 bottles. A lime-like and peppery hogshead with mild smoke and fruit notes.

Bowmore Distillery was established by David Simpson in 1779 on the Isle of Islay. Situated by the shore of Loch Indaal it is amongst the oldest working distilleries on Islay and one of the oldest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. Bowmore Distillery continues to produce a proportion of its malted barley on its own traditional malting floors and malt kilns. Bowmore Distillery is a participant in Feis Isle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music during which special bottlings. Popular official bottlings include Bowmore 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 25 Year Old.

Shop £276.46

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/bowmore-26-year-old-smoked-pico-de-gallo-wemyss-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Bowmore 26 Year Old SMOKED PICO DE GALLO WEMYSS at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Bowmore 26 Year Old

1992 vintage single cask Hogshead of the Islay malt whisky bottled by Wemyss Malts. 235 bottles. Bowmore 26 Year Old 1992 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky ‘Smoked Pico De Gallo’. Single cask hogshead bottled 2018 by Wemyss Malts. 235 bottles. A lime-like and peppery hogshead with mild smoke and fruit notes.

Bowmore Distillery was established by David Simpson in 1779 on the Isle of Islay. Situated by the shore of Loch Indaal it is amongst the oldest working distilleries on Islay and one of the oldest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. Bowmore Distillery continues to produce a proportion of its malted barley on its own traditional malting floors and malt kilns. Bowmore Distillery is a participant in Feis Isle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music during which special bottlings. Popular official bottlings include Bowmore 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 25 Year Old.

Shop £276.46

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/bowmore-26-year-old-smoked-pico-de-gallo-wemyss-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

New: Ardbeg Traigh Bhan // Highland Park Saltire // Benromach 1972 & 1977

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Ardbeg Traigh Bhan

Ardbeg is working on a new 19 year-old expression called Ardbeg Traigh Bhan, named after a beach on Islay. It is matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks and bottled at 46.2% ABV. Expect smoky pineapple and chilli chocolate. Expect a high price as well, I guess.

 

 

Benromach 1972 / Benromach 1977

Benromach 1972 / Benromach 1977

With the previous Benromach 1978 still on the shelves, two new vintage releases are announced:

  • Benromach Heritage 1972 cask #4471, 46yo, 55.7% ABV, 75 bottles, around € 1750 each. Already available from The Whisky Barrel
  • Benromach Heritage 1977 cask #1269, 41yo, 49.6%, 122 bottles, around € 1500 each

Both expressions come in the classic decanter-style bottle with shapes and textures inspired by the distillery.

 

 

Highland Park Saltire

Highland Park Saltire

Formula 1 driver David Coulthard partnered with Highland Park to release two single cask expressions called Highland Park Saltire (Edition 1 and 2). Both 13 year-old whiskies inspired by his 13 GP victories, distilled in 2004 and personally selected during a trip to Orkney. A percentage of the proceeds will go to charities.

There are 734 bottles of Edition n°1 (cask #6520), not sure when Edition n°2 will be announced.

 

 

Ben Nevis 10 Years Batch #1

Ben Nevis 10 Years Batch #1

Slightly older news, but Ben Nevis released a 10 Year Old Batch #1 at cask strength a few weeks ago. It turns out this was created to take some pressure away from the regular 10 Year Old, which is hard to come by at the moment.

You see, the 10 Year Old relies on refill casks that are much older than 10 years (some say up to 18 years), and these are currently not available in the warehouses. Some say the 10 could even disappear for a while. Batch #1 uses first-fill casks.

The standard Ben Nevis 10 is one of my favourite value-for-money whiskies at the moment and Sukhinder from TWE recently just listed it in his Top-10 future classics worth collecting. I took precautions and ordered a few from The Whisky Exchange, as long as stock lasts…

 

 

Also interesting

Things that may not have been widely announced but that grabbed my attention in shops recently…

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/whisky-news/ardbeg-traigh-bhan-highland-park-saltire-benromach-1972-1977/

Moon Import Exclusive Whisky Tasting Experience – Scotch Whisky News

Whisky Auctioneer will be launching an exclusive auction of a private collection of Moon Import bottlings on 8 March.  To celebrate the launch of the auction of this famous Italian importer – we are collaborating with Moon Import to bring you this premium tasting experience.

By taking part in this unprecedented Moon Import Tasting event you will experience:

  • A guided tasting of 8 whiskies across the Moon Import Portfolio, offering a unique opportunity to explore the incredible range and quality of Moon Import’s bottlings.
  • The first ever exhibition of selected original artwork that inspired some of Moon Import’s most famous labels.
  • Insight and information on Moon Import presented by Whisky Auctioneer’s own specialists Joe Wilson and Laurie Black accompanied by rare whisky expert Angus MacRaild.

Held at The Balmoral, one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and prestigious hotels, the tasting will be in the Esk Room, complete with breathtaking views over the city.

Bottles lined up to be in the tasting include: Tamnavulin Sherry Wood 20 year old; Dalmore 1980 / Dovr-Toutes-Mares; Springbank 1993 22 year old; Lagavulin 1988 #2032 / ‘In the Pink’; Caol Ila 1981 30th Anniversary / ‘The Costumes’; North British 1964 / De Viris Illustribus.  Others to be added as confirmed.

This will be a memorable evening and one that whisky lovers and connoisseurs will not want to miss out on!

Tickets are extremely limited, so make sure that you book soon to avoid disappointment.

NOTE: All attendees must be of legal drinking age and be able to produce identification if asked.

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About Whisky Auctioneer

Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky, whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable.  Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, our website aims to be the most comprehensive website available for the buying and selling of whisky globally.

About Moon Import

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Heeding the advice of the late, great, Silvano Samaroli, he opted to be “free from the big companies,” and became the official distributor for Islay’s Bruichladdich, and later Tamnavulin and Tullibardine, preferring however to procure casks from private owners. Moon Import now occupies an important place in the pantheon of historic whisky greats, and we are delighted to bring this unrivalled collection to market in this exclusive auction along with this unique, premium tasting experience.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/moon-import-exclusive-whisky-tasting-experience-scotch-whisky-news/

Moon Import Exclusive Whisky Tasting Experience – Scotch Whisky News

Whisky Auctioneer will be launching an exclusive auction of a private collection of Moon Import bottlings on 8 March.  To celebrate the launch of the auction of this famous Italian importer – we are collaborating with Moon Import to bring you this premium tasting experience.

By taking part in this unprecedented Moon Import Tasting event you will experience:

  • A guided tasting of 8 whiskies across the Moon Import Portfolio, offering a unique opportunity to explore the incredible range and quality of Moon Import’s bottlings.
  • The first ever exhibition of selected original artwork that inspired some of Moon Import’s most famous labels.
  • Insight and information on Moon Import presented by Whisky Auctioneer’s own specialists Joe Wilson and Laurie Black accompanied by rare whisky expert Angus MacRaild.

Held at The Balmoral, one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and prestigious hotels, the tasting will be in the Esk Room, complete with breathtaking views over the city.

Bottles lined up to be in the tasting include: Tamnavulin Sherry Wood 20 year old; Dalmore 1980 / Dovr-Toutes-Mares; Springbank 1993 22 year old; Lagavulin 1988 #2032 / ‘In the Pink’; Caol Ila 1981 30th Anniversary / ‘The Costumes’; North British 1964 / De Viris Illustribus.  Others to be added as confirmed.

This will be a memorable evening and one that whisky lovers and connoisseurs will not want to miss out on!

Tickets are extremely limited, so make sure that you book soon to avoid disappointment.

NOTE: All attendees must be of legal drinking age and be able to produce identification if asked.

BUY TICKETS

About Whisky Auctioneer

Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky, whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable.  Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, our website aims to be the most comprehensive website available for the buying and selling of whisky globally.

About Moon Import

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Heeding the advice of the late, great, Silvano Samaroli, he opted to be “free from the big companies,” and became the official distributor for Islay’s Bruichladdich, and later Tamnavulin and Tullibardine, preferring however to procure casks from private owners. Moon Import now occupies an important place in the pantheon of historic whisky greats, and we are delighted to bring this unrivalled collection to market in this exclusive auction along with this unique, premium tasting experience.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/moon-import-exclusive-whisky-tasting-experience-scotch-whisky-news/

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila – Scotch Whisky News

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Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched wemyssmalts.com, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases.

The initial offering to the Cask Club is “Smoky Nectar” a 35 year old single hogshead cask from Caol Ila distillery.

The Wemyss Malts Cask Club can be joined at www.wemyssmalts.com/cask-club and the exclusive single cask Smoky Nectar, as well as other new blended malts, can be purchased through the exclusive Cask Club online shop.

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented:

“We have selected one very special bottling; a 35 year old Caol Ila named “Smoky Nectar” to be the first exclusive release to our Wemyss Malts Cask Club members. Anyone interested may join the club for free via the newly launched website. Whether you are a newcomer to whisky or an experienced imbiber the Wemyss Malts Cask Club also aims to delight and enlighten with regular features and competitions.”

As with all Wemyss Malts single cask bottlings; “Smoky Nectar” has been selected by the celebrated whisky writer Charlie Maclean and has been bestowed a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character. All 211 bottles have been bottled natural colour, non chill-filtered and at 46%abv. The 35 year old Islay whisky has been noted as a stunningly exquisite hogshead with a complex smoke character.

Smoky Nectar Single Cask Caol Ila

Notes:

  • Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts is owned by the Wemyss family and their family seat is Wemyss Castle in Fife where they’ve lived since the 1300s.
  • Wemyss Malts has a blended malt whisky range which in 2019 comprises of The Hive, Spice King, Peat Chimney, Nectar Grove Limited Edition and The Family Collection.
  • The Wemyss family premium wines and spirits brands also include Lord Elcho blended Scotch whisky, the boutique Darnley’s Gin produced in Fife, Scotland, together with the premium wine estate of Rimauresq Cru Classé in Cotes de Provence.
  • The family distillery Kingsbarns, near St. Andrews, Fife has recently launched its inaugural ‘The Founders’ Reserve’ and ‘Dream to Dram’ single malt. Founders’ Club membership is still available to join at www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/wemyss-malts-launches-new-website-and-cask-club-with-an-exclusive-35-year-old-caol-ila-scotch-whisky-news/

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila – Scotch Whisky News

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Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched wemyssmalts.com, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases.

The initial offering to the Cask Club is “Smoky Nectar” a 35 year old single hogshead cask from Caol Ila distillery.

The Wemyss Malts Cask Club can be joined at www.wemyssmalts.com/cask-club and the exclusive single cask Smoky Nectar, as well as other new blended malts, can be purchased through the exclusive Cask Club online shop.

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented:

“We have selected one very special bottling; a 35 year old Caol Ila named “Smoky Nectar” to be the first exclusive release to our Wemyss Malts Cask Club members. Anyone interested may join the club for free via the newly launched website. Whether you are a newcomer to whisky or an experienced imbiber the Wemyss Malts Cask Club also aims to delight and enlighten with regular features and competitions.”

As with all Wemyss Malts single cask bottlings; “Smoky Nectar” has been selected by the celebrated whisky writer Charlie Maclean and has been bestowed a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character. All 211 bottles have been bottled natural colour, non chill-filtered and at 46%abv. The 35 year old Islay whisky has been noted as a stunningly exquisite hogshead with a complex smoke character.

Smoky Nectar Single Cask Caol Ila

Notes:

  • Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts is owned by the Wemyss family and their family seat is Wemyss Castle in Fife where they’ve lived since the 1300s.
  • Wemyss Malts has a blended malt whisky range which in 2019 comprises of The Hive, Spice King, Peat Chimney, Nectar Grove Limited Edition and The Family Collection.
  • The Wemyss family premium wines and spirits brands also include Lord Elcho blended Scotch whisky, the boutique Darnley’s Gin produced in Fife, Scotland, together with the premium wine estate of Rimauresq Cru Classé in Cotes de Provence.
  • The family distillery Kingsbarns, near St. Andrews, Fife has recently launched its inaugural ‘The Founders’ Reserve’ and ‘Dream to Dram’ single malt. Founders’ Club membership is still available to join at www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/02/wemyss-malts-launches-new-website-and-cask-club-with-an-exclusive-35-year-old-caol-ila-scotch-whisky-news/