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Edinburgh Citytrip 2018 – deel 3 van 3

ReizenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul ma, november 12, 2018 07:23:34

Opstaan, stevig ontbijt, de tram naar Princes Street… het
begon al flink te wennen. Maar voor onze laatste dag wilden we wel een beetje
de natuur in. En in Edinburgh kan dat zeker!

We wandelden de Royal Mile af naar Holyrood Park (waar niet
ver vandaan de nieuwe Holyrood Park Distillery momenteel wordt gebouwd),
waarbij we dus ook het nieuwe Schotse parlement passeerden. We liepen door naar
Queen’s Drive, wat toegang biedt tot het park.

Het is een behoorlijke klim naar de top die 251 meter hoger
ligt. Arthur’s Seat is de naam en het uitzicht is ronduit spectaculair. Je kan
zelfs meer dan 60 kilometer ver kijken als het weer meezit. En dat deed het. We
zagen Edinburgh (uiteraard), maar ook de Forth Bridge, Portobello Beach,
Musselburgh, de Pentland Hills en zelfs het Lomond Hills Regional Park.

Tijdens de wandeling – die duidelijk erg populair is, want
je kon bijna over de koppen lopen – passeerden we de ruïne van St Anthony’s
Chapel, de Salisbury Crags, Hunter’s Bog, Dunsapie Loch en St Margaret’s Loch.

Ik had hier graag een rambling opgenomen, maar dat liet de
wind niet toe. Daarvoor moesten we terug naar beneden.

Terug beneden passeerden we eerst het Palace of Holyrood
House, de officiële residentie van de monarch wanneer ze in Schotland is, met
vlak daartegenover het nieuwe Schotse parlement, een erg modern gebouw dat in
1999 in gebruik werd genomen.

Maar wij zochten ons heil in een kleine zijstraat – een
zogenaamde close – met een leuke
whiskygeschiedenis. De White Horse Close is namelijk de plek waar de White
Horse Inn gehuisvest was. Deze Inn, ooit nog eigendom van Peter Mackie, werd
onsterfelijk gemaakt door in 1891 een blend ernaar te vernoemen. De blend bevat
– ook vandaag nog – een flinke scheut Lagavulin.

Nu de rambling was vastgelegd konden we met een gerust hart
gaan lunchen, alvorens onze volgende bezoek aan te vatten.

Our Dynamic Earth is een erg interactieve en hypermoderne
tentoonstelling – erg geschikt voor kinderen – die ons kennis laat maken met de
verschillende geologische en biologische kenmerken van onze wereld. Zeer
aanschouwelijk gemaakt door knappe – met special effects gevulde – ruimtes.
Aanrader!

Moe maar meer dan voldaan keerden we terug naar het hotel
(na nog een laatste erg leuk avondmaal in een Spaanse tapasbar – hey, het kan
niet altijd haggis zijn, toch?). We moesten vroeg onder de wol, want daags
nadien hadden we een red eye vlucht
terug naar de realiteit.

Edinburgh: natuur en cultuur, whisky, shoppen, wine
dine… voor elk wat wils.

Prachtige stad.

(meer foto’s op mijn persoonlijke Facebookpagina!).

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A Pair of Can’t-Miss Speysiders—K&L Exclusives from Linkwood and Craigellachie  – Scotch Whisky News

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There are instances in any person’s booze exploration that are transitional. I used to be somewhat of a checklister, but I’ve learned to stop and smell the malt. As we examine this incredibly diverse and deep category, there’s a strong propensity to categorize our experiences. This is the X of Y. This is like an older version of that. This bottle reminds me of that bottle. We want to categorize our experiences so we can better explain and understand them. But inherent in the goal of understanding and explaining our experiences we remove ourselves from them. Sometimes we just need to sit back and enjoy.

2006 Craigellachie 12 Year Old “Sovereign” KL Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $54.99 View

1996 Linkwood 21 Year Old “Signatory” KL Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $129.99 View

So if I tell you that this is the best Sherried Speysider under $55 this year – will it be more or less fun if you line it up next to every other sub-$55 sherry bomb you’ve acquired in the last 12 months? There aren’t many so I expect it will be a quick tasting. If I tell you that this is easily the best Linkwood for your dollar in the entire country, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to try it. But I can only confidently say that because I’ve tried every other available Linkwood on the market today. You could spend thousands to do a thorough survey of the marketplace, compare anonymous online reviews and ultimately you’d be very lucky to disprove my postulate. But all that work wouldn’t enhance your experience of these exceptional malts. Indeed, you’ve just wasted all the time you could have spent experiencing with all that thinking.

So stop and enjoy two of the best Speysider Scotches we’ll ever sell you from two exceptional distilleries in two very different styles. Both exemplify what has now become the most important Scottish region and yet each is completely different from the other. A truly befuddling conundrum indeed. Best to have a drink and think about it.

—David Othenin Girard, KL SoCal Spirits Buyer

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2006 Craigellachie 12 Year Old “Sovereign” KL Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($54.99)

Every year the biggest struggle we have when selecting casks isn’t necessarily finding ultra-rare casks. If we’re willing to pay for them, the diamonds are there. What’s much more difficult to find are the affordable sherried malts from good distilleries. Last year we smashed things up with an absolutely stellar Aultmore. This year we’ve got a few replacements, one of them being this incredible cask of Craigellachie. While it doesn’t have the inky, nearly bitter extraction that the Aultmore had, there might not be a better sherried whisky available for this price anywhere. Craigellachie is a workhorse whisky, but its stalwart quality is well known to blenders. Sitting on the hill directly across from Macallan, just a short trip over the River Spey, Craigellachie was never sold as a single malt because Dewar’s was too lucrative to spend time selling single malt. There’s no visitor’s center or other fanfare but those who know this special distillery grow to love it. In 2014, the distillery finally released an OB. Long before those well-received bottles appeared on the scene, the malt was well-regarded by Independent Bottlers, especially when aged in sherry casks. The rich malty character and deep waxy fruit are perfectly balanced by the roasted nutty flavors of this sherry butt. No question, this will be up there as one of the best values we’ll have to offer in malts all year, maybe ever. An absolute must-try by any measure. Those who know best are bunkering this bad boy.

David Othenin-Girard | KL Staff Member | Review Date: October 31, 2018

I keep wanting to call this the cask of the season, but I only hesitate because there’s SO much more coming down the line I don’t want to overstate just how special this whisky truly is. That said there’s no doubt that this will be one of those incredible values that people will be asking for in the months and maybe years to come. 12 full years in an oloroso sherry butt have turned the majestic malt from Craigellachie into a veritable gem. The nose is full on oloroso with the dry nutty aromatics taking full charge. It’s not the extracted almost bitter bomb that we had from last year’s Aultmore, but it’s no less complex and filled with sherry character. The palate is ultra rich with the bold oloroso character traits locked with the dense malt – the tiniest hint of fresh peat aromatic is a bonus. With a bit of water the whole thing transmutes into one of the most balanced and approachable malts we’ve sold in years. The nuttiness gives way slightly to a complex dried blood orange, cigar box, exotic wood. The palate has tons of sweet malt to balance the sherry and while some may prefer this at full strength with water this is one of the most exciting and drinkable whiskies we’ve ever sold. The total package in every sense of the term and priced to bunker. The first of many legends in the 2018 Whisky Season!

Neal Fischer | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 06, 2018

Oh man, I like this and wish I was sitting in my grandpa’s basement drinking this right now. This toasty Scotch comes at you with scents of old leather, cigar box, tobacco, and just a little creaminess to take the edge off. There are tiny notes of dark caramel and molasses, cardamom, clove, and a lingering smell of buttery cooked cherries. The palate boasts bigger spice, bolder leather, and a phenolic bandaid flavor that I love. Adding water enhances the caramel and brings out a nice saltiness.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 06, 2018

This has daily drinker all over it. It’s a hefty, oily, waxy Scotch with deep sherry notes at a measly 55 bucks for full cask strength juice. The powdery tannins are present, but not overpowering. They showcase the sexy rancio flavors of the finest sherries and bring out the underlying fruity character of the malt. A little water added and this malt explodes into flavors of rolled oats, granola, stone fruit compote, dried figs and cold beer. A perfect pour for every night of the week.

Anthony Russo | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 03, 2018

Its richly dark color is completely natural and due to its delicious 12 years in sherry oak. The near 60% ABV is barely detectable on the nose, which is instead replaced by dried apricot and cooking spices. After a few drops of water, the flavors truly appear and the liveliness of this whisky shows itself. With the new 12 year standard price hanging around $70, it is unique to have something this interesting at this age/cask strength. Great find!

Jeffrey Jones | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 03, 2018

I had expected a rich and juicy sherry aged single malt with no smoke but got a pleasant surprise when I tasted this cask. The nose had the deep dried fruit aromas that I had expected but they were topped off with nice smoke notes. In the mouth it was rich and round with plenty of smoke to balance out the flavor profile. A great value for a high quality single malt.

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1996 Linkwood 21 Year Old “Signatory” KL Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) ($129.99)

The exceptional Linkwood distillery is another one of the grand old Diageo malts that you wonder why they haven’t bothered to make a big deal of. Until you dive deeper into how and why the distillery is so important for making them money on the globally viable blended whisky market. After one taste of this Linkwood it’s immediately clear that this is one of the heart malts for the great Johnnie Walker Blends. It kind of reminds me of all the things I love about Johnnie Walker that aren’t peaty. Johnnie Walker, in particularly the Johnnie Green, is actually an incredibly high quality product compared to the majority of blended scotch on the market. The reason even the Black and Red are so well regarded is the addition of very special distilleries like Linkwood, which even in relatively small quantities give those whiskies a distinctive quality that’s hard to replicate. And since the deep complexities of Linkwood are so crucial to improving the character of those blends when inexpensive younger grain whisky is added to soften and stretch the flavors, we very rarely see it available on the open market. In many ways, Linkwood is the classic Speyside malt, but its character is nothing like the names you might associate with the area. The rich character is driven by big malt, herbal and unrelenting, that gives way on the palate to rich textured cereal and sweet grain qualities. A bold complex style that will take most drinkers by surprise. But once you know you’ll never forget.

David Othenin-Girard | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 07, 2018

Linkwood is one of those distilleries that has a pretty surprising following despite not being at all available in the US. The last official release from this exceptional distillery was a limited release 37 year old, which was sold for $600+ initially. In a lot of ways Linkwood is the quintessential “Scotch” for my palate, a bench mark for Scotchiness that they set pretty high. Here we have it in its most classic form—although in desperate need of a tiny dollop of fresh water, there are few malts more enamoring. After a little squirt of spring water, the powerful dark malt suddenly falls away to reveal a complex web of orchard fruit and citrus peel. Canned pineapple and white nectarines, pointed by a subtle green plum and floral honey. Subtle briochey malt lingers in the background, hinting at the rich, textured, almost sweet entry. More of those tart plums, dark cocoa powder, sweet barley tea and a long white peppery finish. An absolute dream that’s approachable enough for nearly any Scotch drinker to fall in love. Indeed this could be the quintessential Speysider. ADD THAT WATER!

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 07, 2018

Immediately familiar and yet, completely new. This whisky explodes on the palate with a ferocity that I confess, I must tame with a cube or more than a drop of water. As a major Diageo component whisky, you will typically only experience Linkwood cut with soft grain whisky, never in it’s full power. This beast at cask strength is a bomb of chocolate covered fruit mixed with granola in vanilla yogurt. It’s got tang, sweetness, a bit of dank funk, and major muscle. With a generous drop of water, the game changes dramatically. The softer side of Linkwood that feels like home comes out. A complex blend of cooking spices make you feel like you’re baking for the holidays. Jam and honey and fresh winter fruits fill the glass. It’s immediately transformed in to one of the easiest drinking Scotches in the store. Factor in the price of this bottle compared to a OB from the distillery and you’ve got yourself a hell of a deal.

Jeffrey Jones | KL Staff Member | Review Date: November 05, 2018

It is always exciting to see something from Linkwood on the shelf because it produces exceptionally good single malts. The nose on this bottling is deep with dried fruit aromas. In the mouth it is full bodied and elegant with layered malt and dry fruit flavors and a nice mouth feel.

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Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards – now public must vote for winners – Scotch Whisky News

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Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards – now public must vote for winners

Battle lines have been drawn in an annual contest to find the best whiskies in Scotland’s most prolific whisky-producing region. Judges have selected eight finalists in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards – and are now handing the difficult task of crowning the best of the best to the public.

A panel of industry experts and drinks writers sampled dozens of drams from across the region, whittling the malts down into a shortlist that whisky fans will be able to sample in a blind taste test at sessions taking place in North America, Europe and across the UK.

In the 12 year and under category, Benromach 10 year old will go up against Cardhu 12 year old, while in the contest for malts aged 13 to 20 years, another Benromach – the 15 year old – will battle it out with Glen Grant 15 year old.

Glenlivet 21 year old will take on Aultmore 21 year old in the 21 year old and over category, and in the non-age statement class it is a head-to-head between Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram and Glen Moray Classic Cabernet Finish.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards are a key feature of the annual festival, which next takes place from May 1 to 6, 2019. Comprising over 500 events across Speyside – home to some of the world’s most recognisable whisky brands – it has become a bucket list event for aficionados.

Festival director Julie Fraser, who is responsible for organising the awards, said: “We have been lucky enough to sample some exquisite drams and yet again our distillers have blown apart the myth that a typical Speyside whisky exists. From floral to peated, the whole spectrum of flavour is there.

“We’ve been running the whisky awards as part of the festival for many years now and it’s always a very competitive event. They are different from others in the industry in that the winners are voted for by the whisky-drinking public, and not by a panel.

“Distillers think very highly of these awards: they consider it a real honour to win one because it is the people who will actually go out and buy a bottle or order it in a bar who are endorsing their product.

“The eight selected finalists are truly outstanding drams. I know that people who go along to our judging sessions at home and abroad will really enjoy them – but they will have a very difficult task in selecting a winner in each category.”

Judging sessions take place at the festival itself, but in recent years panels have been staged at a host of international locations. Over the next few months, the whistle-stop tour for the roving judging sessions will take in cities including New York, Malmo, Cologne, Rome, New Brunswick, Amsterdam and Paris, as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and London.

All of the results cast on the road will be added to those made at the festival. The overall winners will be announced at a ceilidh which will bring the curtain down on event and six days of whisky, food and fun.

As well as offering unique experiences for those passionate about whisky, such as the chance to visit distilleries not normally open to the public and meet with key individuals from the industry, the programme also has lots to entertain those with a passing interest in whisky – or none at all.

Events include dinners and food tasting, music and dancing, outdoor and heritage attractions, as well as local community events. The full programme for the festival, including details of the whisky awards judging sessions, will be announced early in 2019 at www.spiritofspeyside.com

A video of the awards judging can be found here

Picture captions – The public will cast their votes for winners in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards in a blind taste test after a panel of judges whittled down entries into a shortlist of eight drams.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/11/finalists-announced-in-the-spirit-of-speyside-festival-whisky-awards-now-public-must-vote-for-winners-scotch-whisky-news/

St Magdalene 1982 (Malt Musketeers)

By far the oldest St Magdalene I could try – releases are very, very hard to come by these days. The last bottling I can remember was a 1982 by Cadenhead.

This one was bottled by Malt Musketeers, two whisky enthusiasts that occasionally release their own bottlings. This St Magdalene 1982 was their second release. Apparently it took a bit of negotiating to bring this rare product to market. The outturn is incredibly small: only 12 bottles, of 20 cl each.

 

 

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Nose: it’s got this typical combination of chalky notes, gravel, waxed paper and something of ginger. Very mineral. Also herbal notes and grasses, both freshly cut and dried. Rubbed grapefruit skin and wet wool. Classic. Mouth: quite oily. There’s a light creamy and fruity side (green banana, rhubarb, unripe pear) but it’s quickly overtaken by lemon sherbet and grapefruit skin, huge mineral notes, a hint of mezcal and a lot of greasy, waxy notes. Pepper and herbs. Chalk and leafy notes, as well as a briny touch. Finish: long, still mineral and grassy, with juniper and cloves, as well as a subtle underlying sweet lemon note.

A classy Lowlander with such a unique profile (close to the Highlands in fact). Complex as well. Around € 250, two left according to their website.

Score: 91/100

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From The Glenrothes distillery to your door ~ The Soleo Collection, one click away – Scotch Whisky News

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From The Glenrothes distillery to your door

The Soleo Collection is now available at our online shop

The Glenrothes Soleo Collection has been a true labour of love for our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion. Consisting of a 10, 12, 18 and 25 Year Old, as well as our Whisky Maker’s Cut, the Soleo Collection offered Gordon an opportunity to explore the extraordinary stock of sherry seasoned casks available at the distillery. Using his expertise and knowledge, a collection of exceptional single malts has been crafted, marking a historic moment for us at The Glenrothes.

“The new Soleo Collection is a testament to our craftsmanship and quality. By highlighting the natural colours and the diverse range of spicy, fruity and sweet flavours provided by sherry seasoned casks, it also represents a chance for us to go to the heart of what makes The Glenrothes truly special”.

Gordon Motion, Master Whisky Maker.

Get your bottle

The Glenrothes Soleo Collection 10, 12 and 18 Year Old can now be purchased directly from our online shop. We currently ship to 27 countries. Stay in touch with the Spirit of Rothes to hear about our limited editions, as well as the latest releases at our online shop. From The Glenrothes distillery, directly to your door.

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The new 12 Year Old

Of all the whiskies in the new Soleo Collection, it is perhaps the 12 Year Old that most closely reflects the ‘house style’ that epitomises The Glenrothes single malt. “With the 12 Year Old, we were looking to create an expression of all the sweetness and spiciness of a sherry cask, with the balance and smoothness that characterises our whisky”, says Gordon Motion. The result is an elegant, finely balanced single malt that delivers notes of vanilla, melon and cinnamon.

Buy Now 

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The 12 Year Old Rob Roy

What’s the best way to enjoy our new 12 Year Old? Neat? Over ice?
Try The Glenrothes Rob Roy, the perfect way to wind down this Autumn weekend.

  • 60 ml The Glenrothes 12 YO
  • 30 ml Martini Rosso sweet vermouth
  • 2 Dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 5 ml Maraschino Cherry Syrup
  • Garnish: Maraschino Cherry
  • Serve: Martini Glass

Stir all ingredients with ice, then gently strain into a chilled Martini glass.

The luxurious, rich cherries in this cocktail elevate the sweet sherry notes in our ‘house style’ Soleo Collection 12 Year Old.

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Soleo causes a stir

We’re very happy to say that the response to the new Glenrothes Soleo Collection has been extraordinary. The prestigious “Ultimate Spirits” awarded our new 10 Year Old an impressive score of 95%, while the 25 Year Old was given an exceptional 97%.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/11/from-the-glenrothes-distillery-to-your-door-the-soleo-collection-one-click-away-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Barrel releases the second of two exclusive bottlings courtesy of independent Scotch Whisky Merchants, Morrison and MacKay – Scotch Whisky News

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The Whisky Barrel releases the second of two exclusive bottlings courtesy of independent Scotch Whisky Merchants, Morrison and MacKay. 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release the Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 from the fantastic Càrn Mòr “Celebration” range by Morrison and MacKay, selected exclusively for TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

The Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 was distilled at the now lost Imperial Distillery in May 1995. The Imperial Distillery produced single malt Scotch between 1897 and 1998. Located in Carron, Speyside, the distillery was demolished in 2013 and a new distillery, Dalmunach, was established on the site two years later.

Morrison and MacKay are a family owned and managed company based in the Heart of Perthshire. Their ‘Celebration of the Cask’ range is a limited range of whiskies from all over Scotland. Each bottle in this range is non-chill filtered and individually numbered; once gone these cannot be replaced as they are one off bottlings from a single cask.

Bottled in October 2018, with just 42 bottles from Bourbon Barrel 4191, the Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 single malt really is a rare and special find.

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan.

Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 Càrn Mòr “Celebration” of the Cask | Cask No.4191 | 44.4%

Tasting notes 

Colour: Light gold, natural colour.

Nose: Summer fruits with a hint of vanilla. 

Taste: Warm fruit with hints of cinnamon, reminiscent of fruit crumble. 

Finish: A biscuity long finish. 

Price: £199.95 GBP / $218 USD (+ PP) 

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Visit www.thewhiskybarrel.com T: +44 (0)845 2248 156Find us on: Facebook, Twitter Instagram

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  1. Q) What is the product called?
    A)  Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 Càrn Mòr “Celebration” of the Cask.
  2. Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
    A) Thursday 8th November 2018.Q) Where is it available?
    A) Scotland, off-trade, TheWhiskyBarrel.com.Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
    A) Scotland only, TheWhiskyBarrel.com ships worldwide.

    Q) How much is it?
    A) £199.95 GBP / $218 USD (+ PP)

  1. Q) Who handles the product’s distribution?
    A) In-house at TheWhiskyBarrel.com.Q) What is the ABV of this product?
    A) 44.4% ABV
  2. Q) Why has this product been launched?
    A) Limited Edition single cask distillery exclusive for The Whisky Barrel. 

The Whisky Barrel is a specialist online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. Prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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The Whisky Barrel releases the first of two exclusive bottlings courtesy of independent Scotch Whisky Merchants, Morrison and MacKay – Scotch Whisky News

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The Whisky Barrel releases the first of two exclusive bottlings courtesy of independent Scotch Whisky Merchants, Morrison and MacKay. 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release the Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 from the fantastic Càrn Mòr ‘Strictly Limited Edition’ range by Morrison and MacKay, selected exclusively for TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

The well-known and well-loved Laphroaig Distillery is located on the Isle of Islay and its whisky has a distinctive rich flavour. Founded in 1815, the distillery is named after its location, ‘broad hollow by the bay.’

The Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 is non-chill filtered and has no added colour. With an AVB of 63.4%, this malt is all that you would expect on the peat front from Laphroaig.

Morrison and MacKay are a family owned and managed company based in the Heart of Perthshire. Their ‘Strictly Limited Edition’ range is a collection of whiskies from single malt distilleries across Scotland. All the bottles are non-chill filtered, meaning they retain all the oils and proteins that give natural flavour. The Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 is the first and only cask strength ‘Strictly Limited Edition’ bottling in the UK.

Bottled in 2018, with just 284 bottles from a single cask, the Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 single malt really is something rather unique and special.

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan.

Laphroaig 8 Year Old Càrn Mòr ‘Strictly Limited Edition’ | 2010 | 63.4% 

Tasting notes 

Colour: Light gold, natural colour.

Nose: Delicious sweet peated barley. Hints of brine and sea salt, as well as damp treated wood. 

Taste: Strong peat flavours. 

Finish: Long, smoky finish. 

Price: £66.53 GBP / $73 USD (+ PP) 

The Whisky BarrelE: info@thewhiskybarrel.com

Visit www.thewhiskybarrel.comT: +44 (0)845 2248 156Find us on: Facebook, Twitter Instagram

NOTES:-

  1. Q) What is the product called?
    A)  Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 Càrn Mòr ‘Strictly Limited Edition’.
  2. Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
    A) Thursday 8th November 2018.Q) Where is it available?
    A) Scotland, off-trade, TheWhiskyBarrel.com.Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
    A) Scotland only, TheWhiskyBarrel.com ships worldwide.Q) How much is it?
    A) £66.53 GBP / $73 USD (+ PP)
  1. Q) Who handles the product’s distribution?
    A) In-house at TheWhiskyBarrel.com.Q) What is the ABV of this product?
    A) 63.4% ABV
  2. Q) Why has this product been launched?
    A) Limited Edition single cask distillery exclusive for The Whisky Barrel. 

The Whisky Barrel is a specialist online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. Prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/11/the-whisky-barrel-releases-the-first-of-two-exclusive-bottlings-courtesy-of-independent-scotch-whisky-merchants-morrison-and-mackay-scotch-whisky-news/

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 221: Oban 21 Year Old 1996 Diageo Special Release 2018 – Scotch Whisky News

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 221: Oban 21 Year Old 1996 Diageo Special Release 2018

Mark Dermul, Belgian whiskyblogger, tries one of Diageo’s Special Releases 2018. Someone whispered into his ear that the Oban 21 ‘does not deliver’. That’s a pity. But allow him to try it for himself. Lo and behold: it is a sniper. It starts somewhat closed, almost sneaky, but given enough time, this one is actually a grand malt!

 

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/11/marks-whisky-ramblings-221-oban-21-year-old-1996-diageo-special-release-2018-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Made for Sharing” – Scotch Whisky News

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LET THE SHARING BEGIN

Whether you share them in the spirit of the season or decide that they are most definitely yours alone, these hand-picked drams are sure to warm up your winter nights until Christmas. Pick your gifts:

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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

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/11/scotch-malt-whisky-society-made-for-sharing-scotch-whisky-news/

Brand New Limited Editions at The Whisky Shop ~ From Scotland, USA & Westeros! – Whisky News

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New Releases

Four new whiskies have arrived at The Whisky Shop from around the globe, including a single cask from Campbeltown, a rare blend from the four corners of Scotland, an exclusive bourbon from Kentucky, USA, and a unique limited edition blend from… Westeros?

Next day UK delivery available
International shipping

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Johnnie Walker White Walker

Winter is here! Made north of the wall, this brand new limited edition blended Scotch pays tribute to Game of Thrones, George RR Martin’s incredibly successful book series and its HBO television adaptation.

This new blend features malts from Cardhu and Clynelish and is presented at 41.7% abv, in honour of the seven kingdoms and one iron throne. Best served cold directly from the freezer, the bottle’s design changes with temperature revealing an icy message from Westeros.

£33.99 Pre-Order Now
Orders will be dispatched w/c 12th November

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Ghost Rare: Port Ellen

Crafted using eight hand-picked whiskies with liquid from the iconic Port Ellen distillery at its heart, this second edition of Blue Label Ghost Rare features liquid from two other closed distilleries, Caledonian and Carsebridge, as well as rare malt from Blair Athol, Oban, Mortlach, Cragganmore and Dailuaine. Presented at a strength of 43.8% abv, each bottle is individually numbered.

The nose is sweet with creamy vanilla, before waves of waxy citrus on the palate, with rich malt, tropical fruit and the unmistakable maritime smokiness of Port Ellen in the finish.

£275 Pre-Order Now
Orders will be dispatched w/c 12th November

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The Loch Fyne
Springbank 28 Year Old

This single cask from Loch Fyne Whiskies was distilled at Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery in 1989 and matured for almost three decades before bottling in 2018 produced just 211 bottles.

This limited edition was awarded the accolade of Liquid Gold in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 and was described as “a big, soft, archetypal Springbank that delivers an encyclopaedia of aromas and flavours, from honeyed sweetness to spiced ripe fruit with a long, warming and delicate finish.”

£350 Buy Now

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Maker’s Mark
Private Select Batch 1
The Whisky Shop Exclusive

Taking inspiration from the process used to create Maker’s 46, this single barrel bourbon is crafted with a bespoke selection of different wooden staves, chosen by a team from The Whisky Shop. The final selection used five French oak staves cooked at high temperature in a convection oven, three seared in an infra-red oven, and two more of the same with ridges cut into the surface.

Limited to just 270 bottles, the nose is cooling, with oak shavings and spearmint emerging with toffee and linseed oil. The palate is sweet and dry, with oak wood lingering on into the spicy finish.

£85 Buy Now

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/11/brand-new-limited-editions-at-the-whisky-shop-from-scotland-usa-westeros-whisky-news/