The Whisky Shop “Relaunching Tobermory With The New Signature 12 Year Old” – Scotch Whisky News

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Relaunching Tobermory

Tobermory are all about celebrating creativity and pride themselves in being expressive in nature They say that every spirit they craft “is an expression of the rich palate that our Hebridean home provides.”

Discover Tobermory 12 Year Old – The brand new signature expression

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Tobermory 12 Year Old

Tobermory 12 Year Old is the new signature expression of Tobermory Distillery’s Hebridean home and say that that “It’s the very definition of our island artistry”, described as expressive by nature.

The beauty of Tobermory 12 Year Old is how surprisingly simple it is. Using the best non-peated barley, water from their own water source – a small brook, ‘Gearr Abhainn’, and a method of distilling that has been tried and tested to bring the best out of the ingredients and stills of Tobermory, the result is a beautiful whisky showcasing the essence of The Isle of Mull. The whisky has been aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks with a colourful palatte of vibrant fruit and spice with a subtle saltiness – a reflection of the waters of Tobermory.

Tobermory 12 will replace the 10 year old expression as the distillery’s signature bottle and the maturation and improved cask policy delivers richer more characterful whisky. Tobermory 12 is a fantastic way to mark the relaunch of Tobermory in 2019, and is available to order now with immediate delivery.

70cl / 46.3% abv

£46.00

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Tobermory are all about celebrating creativity and pride themselves in being expressive in nature They say that every spirit they craft “is an expression of the rich palate that our Hebridean home provides.”

More from Tobermory…

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Tobermory 12 Year Old Fino Cask Finish

This Island single malt was distilled at Tobermory on the isle of Mull, and matured for a decade before being transferred to Fino sherry hogsheads for a further two years. The result is a spicy, chocolatey expression, which has been released as a limited edition of just 1,710 bottles.Orange and toffee on the nose, with some coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruit notes. The palate has more dark chocolate, toffee and espresso, balanced by the dry sherry notes from the Fino casks. The finish is similarly dry with subtle toffee and dried fruit notes.

70cl / 55.1% abv

£110.00

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Tobermory 10 Year Old

Situated on Scotland’s famously picturesque West Coast, surrounded by Atlantic Sea mists, lies the island of Mull, the stunning location of the Tobermory distillery.

70cl / 46.3% abv

£46.00

Buy Now

Our mailing address is:

Glenkeir Whiskies Limited
Suite 2 (Rear) Melisa House
3 Brand Place, Brand Street
Glasgow, G51 1DR
United Kingdom

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-whisky-shop-relaunching-tobermory-with-the-new-signature-12-year-old-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Shop “Relaunching Tobermory With The New Signature 12 Year Old” – Scotch Whisky News

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Relaunching Tobermory

Tobermory are all about celebrating creativity and pride themselves in being expressive in nature They say that every spirit they craft “is an expression of the rich palate that our Hebridean home provides.”

Discover Tobermory 12 Year Old – The brand new signature expression

 TWS1

Tobermory 12 Year Old

Tobermory 12 Year Old is the new signature expression of Tobermory Distillery’s Hebridean home and say that that “It’s the very definition of our island artistry”, described as expressive by nature.

The beauty of Tobermory 12 Year Old is how surprisingly simple it is. Using the best non-peated barley, water from their own water source – a small brook, ‘Gearr Abhainn’, and a method of distilling that has been tried and tested to bring the best out of the ingredients and stills of Tobermory, the result is a beautiful whisky showcasing the essence of The Isle of Mull. The whisky has been aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks with a colourful palatte of vibrant fruit and spice with a subtle saltiness – a reflection of the waters of Tobermory.

Tobermory 12 will replace the 10 year old expression as the distillery’s signature bottle and the maturation and improved cask policy delivers richer more characterful whisky. Tobermory 12 is a fantastic way to mark the relaunch of Tobermory in 2019, and is available to order now with immediate delivery.

70cl / 46.3% abv

£46.00

Buy Now

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Tobermory are all about celebrating creativity and pride themselves in being expressive in nature They say that every spirit they craft “is an expression of the rich palate that our Hebridean home provides.”

More from Tobermory…

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Tobermory 12 Year Old Fino Cask Finish

This Island single malt was distilled at Tobermory on the isle of Mull, and matured for a decade before being transferred to Fino sherry hogsheads for a further two years. The result is a spicy, chocolatey expression, which has been released as a limited edition of just 1,710 bottles.Orange and toffee on the nose, with some coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruit notes. The palate has more dark chocolate, toffee and espresso, balanced by the dry sherry notes from the Fino casks. The finish is similarly dry with subtle toffee and dried fruit notes.

70cl / 55.1% abv

£110.00

Buy Now

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Tobermory 10 Year Old

Situated on Scotland’s famously picturesque West Coast, surrounded by Atlantic Sea mists, lies the island of Mull, the stunning location of the Tobermory distillery.

70cl / 46.3% abv

£46.00

Buy Now

Our mailing address is:

Glenkeir Whiskies Limited
Suite 2 (Rear) Melisa House
3 Brand Place, Brand Street
Glasgow, G51 1DR
United Kingdom

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-whisky-shop-relaunching-tobermory-with-the-new-signature-12-year-old-scotch-whisky-news/

Jura 18 Year Old

Jura renewed its entire core range mid-2018 and came up with new expressions like this Jura 18 Year Old.

It is matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Premier Grand Cru wine casks. Neither the region nor the producer are specified though.

 

 

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Nose: spicy notes up front (nutmeg, cinnamon) with dark malty notes, hazelnuts and hints of mulled wine indeed. Then raspberries and strawberry candy. Chocolate truffles and tobacco notes. Hints of musty wood and faint smoke. Mouth: first a cherry-like sweetness and all kinds of berries and chocolate again. Burnt sugar. Cloves, white pepper, hints of peat in the background. Quite a lot of heavily brewed black tea or Turkish coffee towards the end. Finish: long, with a slightly acrid / bitter edge, spices and lingering brown sugar.

The wine casks make it sweet and candied, but not too winey as such. Not perfectly balanced but much nicer than some of the other core range expressions. Available from Master of Malt or The Whisky Exchange for instance.

Score: 84/100

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

THE BALVENIE LAUNCHES A UNIQUE NEW ‘STORIES’ RANGE, THREE TALES OF CHARACTER WRITTEN IN WHISKY – Scotch Whisky News

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THE BALVENIE LAUNCHES A UNIQUE NEW ‘STORIES’ RANGE,

THREE TALES OF CHARACTER WRITTEN IN WHISKY 

  • The Stories range celebrates human tales of endeavour, craft and unexpected twists, as told by its craftsmen at the distillery in Dufftown, Scotland
  • Three new expressions, titled The Sweet Toast of American Oak, aged 12 years, The Week of Peat, aged 14 years and A Day of Dark Barley, aged 26 years, launch today, each bringing to life its own unique and interesting story
  • Both whisky enthusiasts and story lovers can listen to these tales, as told by the craftsmen themselves, via specially recorded audio conversations captured at key locations
  • This autumn, in partnership with leading independent publisher Canongate, The Balvenie will publish an accompanying book ‘Pursuit – The Balvenie Stories Collection’, a curated collection of short tales by acclaimed writers from around the world

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Today The Balvenie announces the launch of its new Stories range – a unique collection of three single malt whiskies representing tales of character, endeavour and craft, created at its home in Dufftown, Scotland.

While always looking forward, The Balvenie remains true to the techniques passed down by its craftsmen from generation to generation. As in years past, it remains a place run by people – where human touch, skill, and emotion prevail over machine and automation. In this way, each whisky produced by The Balvenie tells a human story, evolving with the characters and developing unexpected twists through years of maturation.

These three new expressions of The Balvenie celebrate this – whether it be Apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie using Kentucky Virgin oak to make a fruitier Balvenie, former distillery manager Ian Millar introducing smoke from Speyside peat, or Malt Master David Stewart MBE using an unusually brittle barley – each expression tells its own tale in liquid form.

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Drinkers will have the unique opportunity to hear these stories in full, as told by the characters themselves, via audio conversations recorded between them and The Balvenie Global Ambassador, Gemma Paterson. These special conversations were recorded at locations featured in each tale, including The Balvenie distillery and as far afield as Kelvin Cooperage, Kentucky, where Kelsey McKechnie sourced virgin oak barrels for The Sweet Toast of American Oak. This audio content, as well as guided audio whisky tastings of each expression with David Stewart and Kelsey McKechnie, is available via an NFC-enabled neck tag, that people connect to using their smartphones. This was designed in partnership with connected product solutions company Thinfilm.

Commenting on the release of The Balvenie Stories, The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart MBE says: “Stories are the lifeblood of The Balvenie distillery. They make up the fabric of who we are and what we do. The Balvenie Stories collection tells these tales in liquid form, giving whisky drinkers across the globe a special glimpse into the unique and very human nature of how we produce our whisky. Each expression in the collection reflects this by telling its own story via first-hand accounts and recollections of the many people involved.”

The notion of storytelling informs the design of The Balvenie Stories packaging too, with each tale represented visually on the whisky’s tube and label in bespoke illustrations from British artist and printmaker Andy Lovell. Andy’s work draws its inspiration direct from the distillery, where he spent time listening to the stories first-hand, before using his bold, hand-made gestural technique to build up images that capture the essence of each tale.

Following the liquid launch, in autumn 2019 The Balvenie will launch a book titled Pursuit – The Balvenie Stories Collection. Edited by award-winning author and journalist Alex Preston and published by internationally renowned independent publisher Canongate, this collection will contain a series of fiction and non-fiction short stories, by renowned writers from around the world. Authors include internationally best-selling writer Lawrence Osbourne, award-winning British author Max Porter and many more.

The Balvenie Stories Range

The Balvenie Stories collection will launch globally in May 2019 and comprises of the following three expressions;

  • The Sweet Toast of American Oak – Aged 12 Years – 43% ABV

This is the story of the spectacular things that can happen when ancient technique meets fresh ideas, as newly appointed Apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie experimented with         twice-toasted white American oak from Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky to produce an even fruitier, sweeter tasting Balvenie.

  • The Week of Peat – Aged 14 Years – 48.3% ABV

An evolution of The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years, which launched globally in 2017. This expression tells the tale of Malt Master David Stewart MBE and former distillery manager Ian Millar using a week’s gap in the distillery’s production schedule to experiment with the use of peat in the barley drying process. The result is a classic Balvenie expression with honey, vanilla and citrus notes with an extra layer of delicate smokiness.

  • A Day of Dark Barley – Aged 26 Years – 47.8% ABV

The story of Malt Master David Stewart MBE and The Balvenie’s malt men experimenting with a heavily roasted dark barley in 1992. The resulting liquid was originally released in 2006 as the 14-Year-Old Balvenie Roasted Malt, however casks were retained for extra maturation, eventually becoming a classic aged Balvenie, but with extra depth and oak notes gleaned from the darker malt.

The Balvenie Stories collection will be available in select retailers, including Fortnum Mason, at the following recommended prices*: The Sweet Toast of American Oak £45, The Week of Peat £65 and A Day of Dark Barley £600. Further information on Pursuit – The Balvenie Collection will be distributed at time of launch.

*RRPs are at discretion of the retailer 

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Website: www.thebalvenie.com/stories

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBalvenie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BalvenieUK

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebalvenie/ 

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About audio content;

The recorded stories and guided whisky tasting content will also be available in podcast format, and hosted on the most popular podcast platforms, allowing for playback on home devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

About The Balvenie Stories;

The Sweet Toast of American Oak – Aged 12 Years – 43% ABV 

  • Tasting Notes:
    • Nose: Lusciously malty with some sweet fudge, followed by citrusy and oak vanilla aromas with layers of spicy oak notes of ginger and cinnamon.
  • Taste:Candied orange and lemon peel, vanilla toffee and butterscotch, layers of blossom honey, some melted brown sugar and oak spices at the end.
  • Finish: Rich and malty with gentle waves of oak vanilla and subtle spices.

The Week of Peat – Aged 14 Years – 48.3% ABV 

  • Tasting Notes:
  • Nose: Gentle sweet peat smoke, lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey.
  • Taste: Velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey.
  • Finish: Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.

A Day of Dark Barley – Aged 26 Years – 47.8% ABV

  • Tasting Notes:
  • Nose: Big malty notes, soft brown sugar, vanilla toffee, blossom honey and a mild oaky spiciness.
  • Taste: Syrupy with a toffee sweetness, some citrusy notes of tangy orange peel, followed by oak vanilla and a touch of cinnamon and ginger spices at the end.
  • Finish: Enduring gentle waves of vanilla and oak spices. 

About The Balvenie: 

  • The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David Stewart MBE, The Balvenie Malt Master was awarded an MBE for services to the Scotch whisky industry by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. Each expression has a very individual taste, but is rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie.
  • The Balvenie is dedicated to the five rare crafts that are used to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste. It is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both coppersmiths and coopers on site – making The Balvenie the most handcrafted of single malts.
  • The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is produced by William Grant Sons Ltd, an award-winning independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1886 and today run by his direct descendants.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-balvenie-launches-a-unique-new-stories-range-three-tales-of-character-written-in-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

Lochside 1981 (Whisky Agency)

How great to see a newly bottled Lochside 1981 in 2019 (although it was actually bottled in 2018 but only released at the recent Whisky Fair in Limburg).

You know, the last time I tried and reviewed a Lochside was back in 2013 and all of a sudden here is The Whisky Agency with another cask from this distillery that only operated between 1961 and 1992 when it was owned by the sherry bodega Pedro Domecq.

 

 

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Nose: a lovely old-style profile with subtle sherry notes. A great waxiness with hints of paraffin and light gravel. Bright, gentle fruity notes, especially tangerines, bergamots and apricots. Maybe a whiff of jasmin. Really excellent. Some grassy oak and a hint of nutmeg (of course) but this blends away after a while. Mouth: hooray for this trademark fruitiness. Tangerines, blood oranges, bergamots, passion fruits and peaches, all there. Nice acidity and freshness, balanced spices from the oak (ginger, pepper). Waxy notes again, hints of hay. Totally delicious. Finish: long, on citrus zests, pink grapefruit and just a tiny salty touch.

For some reason I have always preferred warmer whisky like Caperdonich 1972, Tomatin 1976 and the likes, all readily available when I started blogging. But this is just excellent, maybe I’ve misjudged this typical combination of fruits and minerals that you get in Lochside. Not too oaky, very drinkable and you rarely find this profile nowadays. A gem!

Score: 92/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/lochside/lochside-1981-whisky-agency-2019/

Win A Trip To The Open Championship With Loch Lomond Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Win A Trip To The Open Championship With
Loch Lomond Whiskies

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How would you like to be at The Open 2019?

The Open returns to Royal Portrush this year and together with Loch Lomond Whiskies, we’re giving you the chance to be there!

Experience the thrill of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush as golf’s oldest, most international and one of the most prestigious championships in the world returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug.

To be in with a chance of attending the sold out Open Championship 2019, buy either Loch Lomond 12 Year Old, Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition, Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw.

The full prize package includes:

Top Prize

  • Two tickets for the Saturday 20th July of The Open at Royal Portrush
  • Prize includes two entry tickets to The Open and access to the Loch Lomond Whiskies Hospitality Suite
  • £500 spending money

Second Prize

Third Prize

Scroll down to take a closer look at the best of Loch Lomond Whiskies…

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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old 

Aged in three types of cask – bourbon, refill and re-charged – this 12 year old Highland Single Malt is perfectly balanced with a deep fruity character of peach and pear and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond Whiskies.

The nose offers crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with notes of golden cereal lurking underneath. The palate is deeply fruity with lemon meringue, pear and orchard fruits leading to citrus lemon, vanilla and light biscuit. The finish is medium with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

‘…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…’ – Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017

Loch Lomond 12 is one of our customer favourites!

70cl / 46 % abv

Buy Now

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Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush

Part of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks from the distillery’s own cooperage for at least 19 years. This expression was created in collaboration with 2011 Open Champion golfer, Darren Clarke, whose signature it bears. Bottled at 50.3% abv, this expression has the characteristic fruitiness of Loch Lomond Whiskies, with a rich mouth-feel and sweet notes of honey and tropical fruits.

70cl / 50.3% abv

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Inchmoan 12 Year Old

Part of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ peated Island Collection, Inchmoan, this 12 year old Highland single malt is born of a unique combination of whisky from a traditional swan neck pot still and whisky from a straight neck pot still.

The result is an unconventional peat character with great depth, marrying smoke and spice. Sweeter vanilla aspects from re-charred America oak and refill bourbon casks complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.

The nose has smouldering peat with vanilla syrup and cracked black pepper. The palate is sweet with medicinal peat notes, smoked bacon, roasted coffee beans, cloves and star anise, before a fruity green apple and pear character develops. The finish is long with waxy peat and gooseberry citrus.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is another of our Customer Favourites.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

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Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

As unique as the “grassy isle” for which it is named, this 12 year old expression from Loch Lomond Distillery is aged in bourbon, refill, and recharred casks, married together to create this fruity and sweet Highland Single Malt. The nose is distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness, light notes of freshly cut hay emerging. The palate builds in intensity with seville oranges before mellowing to peach and apricots, giving way eventually to creamy vanilla fudge, before a medium and peppery finish.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

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Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition Glass Pack (Coming Very Soon)

Loch Lomond Whiskies have released their very special “Distillers Cut” edition to celebrate their partnership with The Open. Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry has hand selected a combination of spirits from Loch Lomond’s unique straight neck pot stills,

Matured in three types of American oak casks and managed by Loch Lomond’s own onsite cooperage, this is a beautifully balanced whisky with hints of peaty smoke.

The nose has soft fruits, peach and pear, with vanilla syrup. The palate; Sweet and fruity. Honey and peach, some orange citrus and creamy vanilla with a medium length finish.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the sold out Open Championship, purchase either Loch Lomond 12 Year OldLoch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition (coming soon), Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw. Winners will be drawn shortly after and notified. 

Good luck!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/win-a-trip-to-the-open-championship-with-loch-lomond-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

Win A Trip To The Open Championship With Loch Lomond Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Win A Trip To The Open Championship With
Loch Lomond Whiskies

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How would you like to be at The Open 2019?

The Open returns to Royal Portrush this year and together with Loch Lomond Whiskies, we’re giving you the chance to be there!

Experience the thrill of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush as golf’s oldest, most international and one of the most prestigious championships in the world returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug.

To be in with a chance of attending the sold out Open Championship 2019, buy either Loch Lomond 12 Year Old, Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition, Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw.

The full prize package includes:

Top Prize

  • Two tickets for the Saturday 20th July of The Open at Royal Portrush
  • Prize includes two entry tickets to The Open and access to the Loch Lomond Whiskies Hospitality Suite
  • £500 spending money

Second Prize

Third Prize

Scroll down to take a closer look at the best of Loch Lomond Whiskies…

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Loch Lomond 12 Year Old 

Aged in three types of cask – bourbon, refill and re-charged – this 12 year old Highland Single Malt is perfectly balanced with a deep fruity character of peach and pear and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond Whiskies.

The nose offers crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with notes of golden cereal lurking underneath. The palate is deeply fruity with lemon meringue, pear and orchard fruits leading to citrus lemon, vanilla and light biscuit. The finish is medium with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

‘…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…’ – Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017

Loch Lomond 12 is one of our customer favourites!

70cl / 46 % abv

Buy Now

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Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush

Part of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks from the distillery’s own cooperage for at least 19 years. This expression was created in collaboration with 2011 Open Champion golfer, Darren Clarke, whose signature it bears. Bottled at 50.3% abv, this expression has the characteristic fruitiness of Loch Lomond Whiskies, with a rich mouth-feel and sweet notes of honey and tropical fruits.

70cl / 50.3% abv

Buy Now

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Inchmoan 12 Year Old

Part of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ peated Island Collection, Inchmoan, this 12 year old Highland single malt is born of a unique combination of whisky from a traditional swan neck pot still and whisky from a straight neck pot still.

The result is an unconventional peat character with great depth, marrying smoke and spice. Sweeter vanilla aspects from re-charred America oak and refill bourbon casks complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.

The nose has smouldering peat with vanilla syrup and cracked black pepper. The palate is sweet with medicinal peat notes, smoked bacon, roasted coffee beans, cloves and star anise, before a fruity green apple and pear character develops. The finish is long with waxy peat and gooseberry citrus.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is another of our Customer Favourites.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

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Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

As unique as the “grassy isle” for which it is named, this 12 year old expression from Loch Lomond Distillery is aged in bourbon, refill, and recharred casks, married together to create this fruity and sweet Highland Single Malt. The nose is distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness, light notes of freshly cut hay emerging. The palate builds in intensity with seville oranges before mellowing to peach and apricots, giving way eventually to creamy vanilla fudge, before a medium and peppery finish.

70cl / 46% abv

Buy Now

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Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition Glass Pack (Coming Very Soon)

Loch Lomond Whiskies have released their very special “Distillers Cut” edition to celebrate their partnership with The Open. Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry has hand selected a combination of spirits from Loch Lomond’s unique straight neck pot stills,

Matured in three types of American oak casks and managed by Loch Lomond’s own onsite cooperage, this is a beautifully balanced whisky with hints of peaty smoke.

The nose has soft fruits, peach and pear, with vanilla syrup. The palate; Sweet and fruity. Honey and peach, some orange citrus and creamy vanilla with a medium length finish.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the sold out Open Championship, purchase either Loch Lomond 12 Year OldLoch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition (coming soon), Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw. Winners will be drawn shortly after and notified. 

Good luck!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/win-a-trip-to-the-open-championship-with-loch-lomond-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS

LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE 

The GlenDronach continues its journey with world travellers with the release of The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 years, joining The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 years as the distillery’s second exclusive for Global Travel Retail.

The Boynsmill Estate, nestled in the Valley of Forgue, was established by James Allardice as the home for his GlenDronach distillery in 1826. It was here that Allardice discovered the rich depths of sherry cask maturation; marrying robust Highland spirit to Spanish cask, a tradition carried forward by The GlenDronach to this day.

James Allardice lived most of his life at Boynsmill House (later re-named Glen House) and was often known to share a dram of his ‘Guid GlenDronach’ with friends and neighbours. This historic home continues to welcome guests at The GlenDronach distillery to this day.

At this time in the early 19 th Century, both sherry and port were popularly enjoyed by Scotland’s gentry and their influence on Single Malt Scotch Whisky is still prominent today. The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years is a marriage of rich Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, with the subtle influence of the finest port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years pays a fitting homage to the distillery’s heritage and the warmth and hospitality of its founder.

The GlenDronach Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie said:

“The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years celebrates the rich heritage of The GlenDronach, with a small number of casks hand-selected to showcase its robust and complex Highland character. I hope whisky travellers will enjoy this rare opportunity to savour the depth of a truly old-style Highland Single Malt. 

Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks express the rich and full-bodied signature style of The GlenDronach, while port casks from the Douro Valley subtly influence the balance of fruit, recognisable in the ‘Valley of the Brambles’. As a complex and supremely balanced Single Malt, The Glendronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years has notes of plum pudding and apricot brandy on the nose, layered with the warmth of nutmeg and quince. Exceedingly rich fruitcake builds on the palate as dates, dried apricots and walnuts are savoured into the long and richly satisfying velvet finish.” 

This rich and complex Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV and as is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, is non-chill filtered and absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it resides.

It will be available to purchase from selected Travel Retail locations from May.

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Notes 

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Burnished copper with a red bramble hue.

Nose: Fruit-led and complex. Plum pudding, cherry stone and apricot brandy with traces of nutmeg and sandalwood tempered by the sweetness of quince.

Taste: Exceedingly rich and fruity with baked apricot, cherry and plum skin in a fruitcake with orange and walnut cream.

Finish: Savour dates, apricot and walnut lingering into the rich velvet finish.

ABV: 46%

RRP: Available from $115, global markets may vary

About The GlenDronach Distillery:

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a full bodied and robust taste, perfect for long maturation in sherry casks. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía.

We continue to work towards mastering the art of sherry cask maturation. Our Highland whiskies are recognized for their deep colour and rich flavour profiles, which range from sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of Oloroso casks. Our distillery has been guarded for nearly 200 years by a parliament of rooks, who love The GlenDronach so much they try to nest in the warehouses. The distillery folk believe that as long as the rooks remain at the distillery, it will be good for the whisky.

For Further Information on The GlenDronach Distillery:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.com

Twitter: @Glendronach

Facebook: /TheGlendronach

Instagram: @glendronach

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SAVOUR WITH TIME, DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

THE GLENDRONACH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. ©2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

©2019 THE GLENDRONACH SCOTCH WHISKY, 46% ALC. BY VOL.

IMPORTED BY BROWN-FORMAN BEVERAGES, LOUISVILLE, KY.

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-glendronach-boynsmill-aged-16-years-launches-as-a-global-travel-retail-exclusive-scotch-whisky-news/

THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENDRONACH BOYNSMILL AGED 16 YEARS

LAUNCHES AS A GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE 

The GlenDronach continues its journey with world travellers with the release of The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 years, joining The GlenDronach Forgue Aged 10 years as the distillery’s second exclusive for Global Travel Retail.

The Boynsmill Estate, nestled in the Valley of Forgue, was established by James Allardice as the home for his GlenDronach distillery in 1826. It was here that Allardice discovered the rich depths of sherry cask maturation; marrying robust Highland spirit to Spanish cask, a tradition carried forward by The GlenDronach to this day.

James Allardice lived most of his life at Boynsmill House (later re-named Glen House) and was often known to share a dram of his ‘Guid GlenDronach’ with friends and neighbours. This historic home continues to welcome guests at The GlenDronach distillery to this day.

At this time in the early 19 th Century, both sherry and port were popularly enjoyed by Scotland’s gentry and their influence on Single Malt Scotch Whisky is still prominent today. The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years is a marriage of rich Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, with the subtle influence of the finest port casks from the Douro Valley in Portugal.

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years pays a fitting homage to the distillery’s heritage and the warmth and hospitality of its founder.

The GlenDronach Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie said:

“The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years celebrates the rich heritage of The GlenDronach, with a small number of casks hand-selected to showcase its robust and complex Highland character. I hope whisky travellers will enjoy this rare opportunity to savour the depth of a truly old-style Highland Single Malt. 

Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks express the rich and full-bodied signature style of The GlenDronach, while port casks from the Douro Valley subtly influence the balance of fruit, recognisable in the ‘Valley of the Brambles’. As a complex and supremely balanced Single Malt, The Glendronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years has notes of plum pudding and apricot brandy on the nose, layered with the warmth of nutmeg and quince. Exceedingly rich fruitcake builds on the palate as dates, dried apricots and walnuts are savoured into the long and richly satisfying velvet finish.” 

This rich and complex Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV and as is the case for all The GlenDronach expressions, is non-chill filtered and absorbs colour naturally over time from the Spanish oak in which it resides.

It will be available to purchase from selected Travel Retail locations from May.

Glendronach 2

Notes 

The GlenDronach Boynsmill Aged 16 Years Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Burnished copper with a red bramble hue.

Nose: Fruit-led and complex. Plum pudding, cherry stone and apricot brandy with traces of nutmeg and sandalwood tempered by the sweetness of quince.

Taste: Exceedingly rich and fruity with baked apricot, cherry and plum skin in a fruitcake with orange and walnut cream.

Finish: Savour dates, apricot and walnut lingering into the rich velvet finish.

ABV: 46%

RRP: Available from $115, global markets may vary

About The GlenDronach Distillery:

Nestled in the valley of Forgue, deep in the East Highland hills, is The GlenDronach, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. The GlenDronach is of true Highland style: a full bodied and robust taste, perfect for long maturation in sherry casks. At The GlenDronach Distillery, we have carried forth the tradition of our founder James Allardice since 1826, maturing our whisky in the finest Spanish Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía.

We continue to work towards mastering the art of sherry cask maturation. Our Highland whiskies are recognized for their deep colour and rich flavour profiles, which range from sweet fruity flavours of the Pedro Ximénez casks we select, to the dry and nutty notes of Oloroso casks. Our distillery has been guarded for nearly 200 years by a parliament of rooks, who love The GlenDronach so much they try to nest in the warehouses. The distillery folk believe that as long as the rooks remain at the distillery, it will be good for the whisky.

For Further Information on The GlenDronach Distillery:

Visit: www.glendronachdistillery.com

Twitter: @Glendronach

Facebook: /TheGlendronach

Instagram: @glendronach

Glendronach1

SAVOUR WITH TIME, DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

THE GLENDRONACH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. ©2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

©2019 THE GLENDRONACH SCOTCH WHISKY, 46% ALC. BY VOL.

IMPORTED BY BROWN-FORMAN BEVERAGES, LOUISVILLE, KY.

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/05/the-glendronach-boynsmill-aged-16-years-launches-as-a-global-travel-retail-exclusive-scotch-whisky-news/

Aberlour 1992 (Liquid Treasures)

If you say Aberlour and sherry cask, then you’re thinking of sherry bombs like the Aberlour A’Bunadh, right? However this one is 26 years old yet it is lighter than those A’Bunadh releases, so something must be different.

 

 

Aberlour 1992 - Liquid TreasuresAberlour 1992 - Liquid TreasuresAberlour 26 yo 1992 (51,9%, Liquid Treasures ‘10th Anniversary’ 2019, sherry hogshead, 101 btl.)

Nose: rather elegant, with a nicely dusty side. Old closets, hessian, waxy notes. Crushed peppercorns, hints of limestone. Then some ripe plums, hints of Calvados, blonde tobacco. Lime juice, a little pineapple and melon. Pollen, hints of bread dough. Quite an intriguing mix. Mouth: again quite uncommon. There’s a vivid green fruitiness (apples, gooseberries, rhubarb), as well as an au-de-vie touch, mixed with green oak and some pencil shavings. Some grape skins, like a wine finish. A light rubbery touch. Liquorice. Finish: long, still with this aromatic oaky side, rhubarb, a little pepper and nutmeg.

A bit of a weird duck, hard to score. It’s certainly not a classic sherry influence. Nonetheless it does have an aromatic (green) wood character, perhaps a re-racked cask? Interesting, really interesting. Around € 170.

Score: 85/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/aberlour/aberlour-1992-liquid-treasures/