LAPHROAIG 8 YEAR OLD 2010 STRICTLY LIMITED EXCLUSIVE at the Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Laphroaig
8 Year Old 2008
Williamson
$70.31

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Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask hogshead selected and bottled at cask strength October 2018 by Morrison MacKay exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. 284 bottles. Laphroaig Distillery was established in 1815 on the rocky south coast of the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. This malt whiskey distillery continues to malt barley using its traditional malting floors and malt kiln. In 1994 the distiiley was awarded the Royal Warrant. The core range is quite extensive and supplemented by limited releases including a 21 year old was issued in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Friends of Laphroaig. Independent bottlings are also available from Signatory, Cooper’s Choice and Hunter Laing. Laphroaig distillery also participates in Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/laphroaig-8-year-old-2010-strictly-limited-exclusive-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

LAPHROAIG 8 YEAR OLD 2010 STRICTLY LIMITED EXCLUSIVE at the Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Laphroaig
8 Year Old 2008
Williamson
$70.31

SHOP NOW

Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask hogshead selected and bottled at cask strength October 2018 by Morrison MacKay exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. 284 bottles. Laphroaig Distillery was established in 1815 on the rocky south coast of the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. This malt whiskey distillery continues to malt barley using its traditional malting floors and malt kiln. In 1994 the distiiley was awarded the Royal Warrant. The core range is quite extensive and supplemented by limited releases including a 21 year old was issued in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Friends of Laphroaig. Independent bottlings are also available from Signatory, Cooper’s Choice and Hunter Laing. Laphroaig distillery also participates in Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

TWB 337

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/laphroaig-8-year-old-2010-strictly-limited-exclusive-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

LAPHROAIG 8 YEAR OLD 2010 STRICTLY LIMITED EXCLUSIVE at the Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

-laphroaig-8-year-old-2010-carn-mor-striclty-limited-exclusive2

Laphroaig
8 Year Old 2008
Williamson
$70.31

SHOP NOW

Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask hogshead selected and bottled at cask strength October 2018 by Morrison MacKay exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. 284 bottles. Laphroaig Distillery was established in 1815 on the rocky south coast of the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. This malt whiskey distillery continues to malt barley using its traditional malting floors and malt kiln. In 1994 the distiiley was awarded the Royal Warrant. The core range is quite extensive and supplemented by limited releases including a 21 year old was issued in 2015 to celebrate 21 years of Friends of Laphroaig. Independent bottlings are also available from Signatory, Cooper’s Choice and Hunter Laing. Laphroaig distillery also participates in Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

TWB 337

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/laphroaig-8-year-old-2010-strictly-limited-exclusive-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

GLEN GRANT: A SPECIAL BURNS NIGHT TASTING WITH DENNIS MALCOLM & JIM MURRAY

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GLEN GRANT: A SPECIAL BURNS NIGHT TASTING
WITH DENNIS MALCOLM JIM MURRAY

Friday 25 January
7.30pm-9pm
£35

Limited Spaces. Tickets on sale now.

BOOK NOW

Glen Grant Master Distiller  Sir Dennis Malcolm, Whisky Bible author Jim Murray and a selection of their favourite drams – what more could you wish for this Burns Night?

Let Dennis Malcolm, the man behind the liquid, guide you through six of Glen Grant’s esteemed expressions. He’ll be joined by top whisky writer Jim Murray, who has awarded Glen Grant 18 Year Old the title of Scotch Whisky of the Year in his best-selling, annual Whisky Bible for the past three years.

We will end the evening with a QA session and a book signing.

“Once more the stunning Glen Grant 18 Year Old single malt carried the banner for Scotland, displaying Speyside Whisky in its most sparkling light.” – Jim Murray

THE LINE-UP

Glen Grant 10 Year Old
Glen Grant 12 Year Old
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Whisky Bible 2019 ‘Second Finest Whisky in the World’
Whisky Bible 2017-2019 ‘Scotch Whisky of the Year’
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill Filtered
Glen Grant 170th Anniversary Limited Edition
Special Mystery Dram

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DENNIS MALCOLM

Dennis Malcolm is the multi-award winning Glen Grant master distiller and the curator of the distillery’s spirit. He has worked for Glen Grant for more than five decades, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the industry.

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JIM MURRAY

Jim Murray was one of the first full-time whisky writers and his Whisky Bible is the world’s biggest-selling and most influential annual whisky guide.

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY
7.30PM-9PM

£35

“O thou, my muse! Guid auld Scotch drink!” – Robert Burns

BOOK NOW

VENUE

THE WHISKY EXCHANGE FITZROVIA

90-92 GREAT PORTLAND STREET
LONDON
W1W 7NT

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/glen-grant-a-special-burns-night-tasting-with-dennis-malcolm-jim-murray/

GLEN GRANT: A SPECIAL BURNS NIGHT TASTING WITH DENNIS MALCOLM & JIM MURRAY

TWE1

GLEN GRANT: A SPECIAL BURNS NIGHT TASTING
WITH DENNIS MALCOLM JIM MURRAY

Friday 25 January
7.30pm-9pm
£35

Limited Spaces. Tickets on sale now.

BOOK NOW

Glen Grant Master Distiller  Sir Dennis Malcolm, Whisky Bible author Jim Murray and a selection of their favourite drams – what more could you wish for this Burns Night?

Let Dennis Malcolm, the man behind the liquid, guide you through six of Glen Grant’s esteemed expressions. He’ll be joined by top whisky writer Jim Murray, who has awarded Glen Grant 18 Year Old the title of Scotch Whisky of the Year in his best-selling, annual Whisky Bible for the past three years.

We will end the evening with a QA session and a book signing.

“Once more the stunning Glen Grant 18 Year Old single malt carried the banner for Scotland, displaying Speyside Whisky in its most sparkling light.” – Jim Murray

THE LINE-UP

Glen Grant 10 Year Old
Glen Grant 12 Year Old
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Whisky Bible 2019 ‘Second Finest Whisky in the World’
Whisky Bible 2017-2019 ‘Scotch Whisky of the Year’
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill Filtered
Glen Grant 170th Anniversary Limited Edition
Special Mystery Dram

TWE2

DENNIS MALCOLM

Dennis Malcolm is the multi-award winning Glen Grant master distiller and the curator of the distillery’s spirit. He has worked for Glen Grant for more than five decades, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the industry.

TWE3

JIM MURRAY

Jim Murray was one of the first full-time whisky writers and his Whisky Bible is the world’s biggest-selling and most influential annual whisky guide.

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY
7.30PM-9PM

£35

“O thou, my muse! Guid auld Scotch drink!” – Robert Burns

BOOK NOW

VENUE

THE WHISKY EXCHANGE FITZROVIA

90-92 GREAT PORTLAND STREET
LONDON
W1W 7NT

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/glen-grant-a-special-burns-night-tasting-with-dennis-malcolm-jim-murray/

GLEN GRANT: A SPECIAL BURNS NIGHT TASTING WITH DENNIS MALCOLM & JIM MURRAY

TWE1

GLEN GRANT: A SPECIAL BURNS NIGHT TASTING
WITH DENNIS MALCOLM JIM MURRAY

Friday 25 January
7.30pm-9pm
£35

Limited Spaces. Tickets on sale now.

BOOK NOW

Glen Grant Master Distiller  Sir Dennis Malcolm, Whisky Bible author Jim Murray and a selection of their favourite drams – what more could you wish for this Burns Night?

Let Dennis Malcolm, the man behind the liquid, guide you through six of Glen Grant’s esteemed expressions. He’ll be joined by top whisky writer Jim Murray, who has awarded Glen Grant 18 Year Old the title of Scotch Whisky of the Year in his best-selling, annual Whisky Bible for the past three years.

We will end the evening with a QA session and a book signing.

“Once more the stunning Glen Grant 18 Year Old single malt carried the banner for Scotland, displaying Speyside Whisky in its most sparkling light.” – Jim Murray

THE LINE-UP

Glen Grant 10 Year Old
Glen Grant 12 Year Old
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Whisky Bible 2019 ‘Second Finest Whisky in the World’
Whisky Bible 2017-2019 ‘Scotch Whisky of the Year’
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill Filtered
Glen Grant 170th Anniversary Limited Edition
Special Mystery Dram

TWE2

DENNIS MALCOLM

Dennis Malcolm is the multi-award winning Glen Grant master distiller and the curator of the distillery’s spirit. He has worked for Glen Grant for more than five decades, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the industry.

TWE3

JIM MURRAY

Jim Murray was one of the first full-time whisky writers and his Whisky Bible is the world’s biggest-selling and most influential annual whisky guide.

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY
7.30PM-9PM

£35

“O thou, my muse! Guid auld Scotch drink!” – Robert Burns

BOOK NOW

VENUE

THE WHISKY EXCHANGE FITZROVIA

90-92 GREAT PORTLAND STREET
LONDON
W1W 7NT

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/glen-grant-a-special-burns-night-tasting-with-dennis-malcolm-jim-murray/

The 2018 Whisky Raids “How did that happen?” – Whisky Confiscation News

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FETS WHISKY KITCHEN Vancouver, BC

Another year? How did that happen? 

It’s been nearly 1 year since The Great Whisky Raid of 2018, not much has happened lately but we are trying to work with the government to find a solution to the unlawful seizure of 242 bottles of some of the rarest whisky on earth and to see a policy change whereby bars and restaurants are able to source product from private retailers.

“Bars or Restaurants that specialize in exotic products that they can’t get through the public wholesaler should be able to access that kind of product legally”  David Eby, Attorney General, January 2018. But still no change.

We stand by our concerns surrounding the raid:

1: The manner in which the raid and seizure was handled: we feel that the government agents breached the Canadian Charter and were required to produce a seizure warrant as they seized the whisky “as evidence in an on going investigation”

2: Why the government refuses to allow licensees to purchase products from private retailers.

Last year industry lawyer Mark Hicken was called upon to review BC’s archaic liquor laws and through him, the review panel and submissions from industry stakeholders, of which we made 2 submissions. The final report containing 24 recommendations was handed to Attorney General David Eby on April 30th 2018 and has since been sitting on his desk collecting dust.

See The Report Here

Of all the recommendations in the report the one we have been advocating for is Licensee to Licensee sales (The Sourcing of Product, recommendation #11 on page 18 of the report). With the implementation of this recommendation we would be able to continue adding rare and wonderful whiskies to our collection including the fabulous whiskies from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

#11 The Sourcing of Product:”Hospitality licensees should not be restricted to buying their liquor products from government retail stores. Such licensees should be able to buy from any licensed source in BC including private retailers. In this way, hospitality licensees will have alternative sources for products where the wholesale system minimums are not met. An appropriate reporting mechanism should be established for such sales in order to ensure that the data relating to sales in this channel is not lost.”

To help out there is a petition on line: Free The Whisky

Here are a few links if you’d like to read further: 

Scotch Whisky Magazine          Forbes          Scout Magazine

The Georgia Straight           Vancouver is Awesome          Global News

CBC           The Globe and Mail          CTV

We still have the largest whisky selection in the country and have nearly a 1000 whiskies on our shelves.

The monthly Hand Crafted Spirits Radio Show with Joe Leary and Darryl Lamb is still being hosted at The Kitchen. Tune in to TSN Radio 1410 at noon on the first Saturday of each month. you can click here to listen to past broadcasts

Our Partner Scotch Malt Whisky Society retailer is Legacy Liquor Store in the Olympic Village and host to our monthly Society Outturns on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Allura and I present on the Tuesday

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/the-2018-whisky-raids-how-did-that-happen-whisky-confiscation-news/

The 2018 Whisky Raids “How did that happen?” – Whisky Confiscation News

FETS

FETS WHISKY KITCHEN Vancouver, BC

Another year? How did that happen? 

It’s been nearly 1 year since The Great Whisky Raid of 2018, not much has happened lately but we are trying to work with the government to find a solution to the unlawful seizure of 242 bottles of some of the rarest whisky on earth and to see a policy change whereby bars and restaurants are able to source product from private retailers.

“Bars or Restaurants that specialize in exotic products that they can’t get through the public wholesaler should be able to access that kind of product legally”  David Eby, Attorney General, January 2018. But still no change.

We stand by our concerns surrounding the raid:

1: The manner in which the raid and seizure was handled: we feel that the government agents breached the Canadian Charter and were required to produce a seizure warrant as they seized the whisky “as evidence in an on going investigation”

2: Why the government refuses to allow licensees to purchase products from private retailers.

Last year industry lawyer Mark Hicken was called upon to review BC’s archaic liquor laws and through him, the review panel and submissions from industry stakeholders, of which we made 2 submissions. The final report containing 24 recommendations was handed to Attorney General David Eby on April 30th 2018 and has since been sitting on his desk collecting dust.

See The Report Here

Of all the recommendations in the report the one we have been advocating for is Licensee to Licensee sales (The Sourcing of Product, recommendation #11 on page 18 of the report). With the implementation of this recommendation we would be able to continue adding rare and wonderful whiskies to our collection including the fabulous whiskies from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

#11 The Sourcing of Product:”Hospitality licensees should not be restricted to buying their liquor products from government retail stores. Such licensees should be able to buy from any licensed source in BC including private retailers. In this way, hospitality licensees will have alternative sources for products where the wholesale system minimums are not met. An appropriate reporting mechanism should be established for such sales in order to ensure that the data relating to sales in this channel is not lost.”

To help out there is a petition on line: Free The Whisky

Here are a few links if you’d like to read further: 

Scotch Whisky Magazine          Forbes          Scout Magazine

The Georgia Straight           Vancouver is Awesome          Global News

CBC           The Globe and Mail          CTV

We still have the largest whisky selection in the country and have nearly a 1000 whiskies on our shelves.

The monthly Hand Crafted Spirits Radio Show with Joe Leary and Darryl Lamb is still being hosted at The Kitchen. Tune in to TSN Radio 1410 at noon on the first Saturday of each month. you can click here to listen to past broadcasts

Our Partner Scotch Malt Whisky Society retailer is Legacy Liquor Store in the Olympic Village and host to our monthly Society Outturns on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Allura and I present on the Tuesday

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/the-2018-whisky-raids-how-did-that-happen-whisky-confiscation-news/

The 2018 Whisky Raids “How did that happen?” – Whisky Confiscation News

FETS

FETS WHISKY KITCHEN Vancouver, BC

Another year? How did that happen? 

It’s been nearly 1 year since The Great Whisky Raid of 2018, not much has happened lately but we are trying to work with the government to find a solution to the unlawful seizure of 242 bottles of some of the rarest whisky on earth and to see a policy change whereby bars and restaurants are able to source product from private retailers.

“Bars or Restaurants that specialize in exotic products that they can’t get through the public wholesaler should be able to access that kind of product legally”  David Eby, Attorney General, January 2018. But still no change.

We stand by our concerns surrounding the raid:

1: The manner in which the raid and seizure was handled: we feel that the government agents breached the Canadian Charter and were required to produce a seizure warrant as they seized the whisky “as evidence in an on going investigation”

2: Why the government refuses to allow licensees to purchase products from private retailers.

Last year industry lawyer Mark Hicken was called upon to review BC’s archaic liquor laws and through him, the review panel and submissions from industry stakeholders, of which we made 2 submissions. The final report containing 24 recommendations was handed to Attorney General David Eby on April 30th 2018 and has since been sitting on his desk collecting dust.

See The Report Here

Of all the recommendations in the report the one we have been advocating for is Licensee to Licensee sales (The Sourcing of Product, recommendation #11 on page 18 of the report). With the implementation of this recommendation we would be able to continue adding rare and wonderful whiskies to our collection including the fabulous whiskies from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

#11 The Sourcing of Product:”Hospitality licensees should not be restricted to buying their liquor products from government retail stores. Such licensees should be able to buy from any licensed source in BC including private retailers. In this way, hospitality licensees will have alternative sources for products where the wholesale system minimums are not met. An appropriate reporting mechanism should be established for such sales in order to ensure that the data relating to sales in this channel is not lost.”

To help out there is a petition on line: Free The Whisky

Here are a few links if you’d like to read further: 

Scotch Whisky Magazine          Forbes          Scout Magazine

The Georgia Straight           Vancouver is Awesome          Global News

CBC           The Globe and Mail          CTV

We still have the largest whisky selection in the country and have nearly a 1000 whiskies on our shelves.

The monthly Hand Crafted Spirits Radio Show with Joe Leary and Darryl Lamb is still being hosted at The Kitchen. Tune in to TSN Radio 1410 at noon on the first Saturday of each month. you can click here to listen to past broadcasts

Our Partner Scotch Malt Whisky Society retailer is Legacy Liquor Store in the Olympic Village and host to our monthly Society Outturns on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the month. Allura and I present on the Tuesday

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/the-2018-whisky-raids-how-did-that-happen-whisky-confiscation-news/

Glenrothes 18 Year Old

Glenrothes Soleo Collection

Glenrothes Soleo Collection

At the end of 2018, after they had been releasing vintage-based whiskies for exactly 25 years (later also ‘reserves’), The Glenrothes wiped this concept off the table and renewed its core range with… age statements.

The Soleo Collection as it is called (named after the process of sun-drying sherry grapes in Jerez), ranges from 10 to 25 years (including one NAS at higher strength). Also interesting is the fact that all expressions are entirely sherry matured. Close to 90% of all casks maturing at the distillery are ex-sherry and almost 70% are first-fill (seasoned) sherry casks.

We’re trying the Glenrothes 18 Year Old, the black bottle in the picture. Matured only in sherry seasoned casks, a high proportion first-fill and bottled at natural colour. Too bad they chose to go for 40% ABV for the base expressions and still a meagre 43% ABV for the 18 year-old and 25 year-old.

 

 

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(43%, OB 2018)

Nose: remarkably fresh, with juicy pears and oranges at the centre, alongside apricots and a hint of dried bananas. Quite sherbety with floral overtones. Vanilla cake. Almonds. Moderately grassy spices like ginger and clove. Nothing ground-breaking but really bright and appealing, less plump than the old products. Mouth: a lot drier now, with more overt wood influence. Clove, ginger, crushed peppercorns and oak char. Roasted nuts and leafy notes. Seville oranges. Still the distillery markers of toffee and buttery biscuits. Finish: medium, malty and spicy with some cinnamon and pepper.

This new 18 year-old started off really nice on the nose but became a tad oaky on the palate. Good depth though and a nice Rothes overall.

Score: 84/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/glenrothes/glenrothes-18-years/