Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series – American Whiskey News

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series

Infuse Spirits Group L.L.C., the first and only single-bottle infusion company and the spirit industry’s most popular craft infusion company, is excited to announce the rebranding of its whiskey line under the aptly named Broken Barrel Whiskey Co.

When Infuse Spirits first expanded its portfolio to include a Kentucky Bourbon called Broken Barrel, followed by the gold-medal winning Heresy Rye Whiskey, both delivered a message and method that became instantly discernible from Infuse’s vodkas and bitters. Whereas Infuse Spirits continues to steep its ingredients in the single-bottle infusions, Broken Barrel finishes and matures it’s whiskey with French Oak, ex-bourbon, and sherry cask staves in tanks before straining and bottling. This not only separates the two brands by process and style but illustrates how Broken Barrel Whiskey is unapologetically different from other whiskeys. Similar to a mash bill and equally as important, the company’s coined process called the Oak Bill—the selection of various oak barrel staves used to finish our products—is what defines the whiskey.

In this way, “the whiskeys follow their own path and seek to create a name for themselves by adhering to principles of originality, boundary-crossing, and unapologetic authenticity. By adding the barrel to the whiskey, not the whiskey to the barrel concept, we have created something different,” says Founder and Creator Seth Benhaim. If you are a collector, feel free to snag the fleeting designs of the “Infuse Spirits” titled whiskeys, as these will be discontinued and likely gone by early 2020, if not sooner! However, Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core products, Broken Barrel Bourbon and Heresy Rye, will not change price or recipes—they’ll remain the same as everyone knows and loves them.

So, now, the question: how does a rule-breaking producer continue to push the envelope? The limited-edition Single Oak Series is Broken Barrel Whiskey’s latest innovation. Under the new brand name, the company is releasing one-of-a-kind, limited bottlings of its Single Oak Series, which will offer three distinct expressions of oak-infused whiskey—Mizunara (50 ABV, 750 ml); Isle Of Peat (50 ABV, 750 ml); and Cask Of Amontillado (55 ABV, 750 ml)—with a suggested retail price of $50.

As Seth explains, “We deliver one-of-a-kind collaborations by maturing American whiskey with rare oak from around the world. We’ve sourced our whiskey for these bottles from Kentucky and Indiana, and married each blend with oak barrel staves from all around the world: Japan for rare Mizunara oak; Scotland for peated Islay Scotch barrels; and Spain for aged amontillado sherry. Each barrel gives the whiskey a unique, rich, and complex taste and character not commonly found in American whiskey. Additionally, unlike Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core bourbon and rye, the Single Oak Series’ bases are all blends: Mizunara is a blend of five-year-old Kentucky and four-year-old Indiana corn whiskeys; Isle of Peat is a blend of American wheat and single-malt whiskeys; and The Cask of Amontillado is a blend of 12-year-old American whiskey and five-year-old Kentucky corn whiskey. The result is a synthesis nowhere to be found with traditional whiskey, and luckily, the project has paid off tremendously. The Single Oak Series has already won a few authoritative awards. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Isle of Peat received a Double Gold Medal in the Wheat Whisk(e)y category and Cask of Amontillado took home a Silver Medal in the Other Whisk(e)y category.

All three limited-edition expressions will be available nationwide in September 2019.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/infuse-spirits-rebrands-whiskey-brand-under-new-name-broken-barrel-whiskey-commencing-with-the-limited-edition-single-oak-series-american-whiskey-news/

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series – American Whiskey News

Infuse Spirits Rebrands Whiskey Brand Under New Name “Broken Barrel Whiskey,” Commencing with the Limited-Edition Single Oak Series

Infuse Spirits Group L.L.C., the first and only single-bottle infusion company and the spirit industry’s most popular craft infusion company, is excited to announce the rebranding of its whiskey line under the aptly named Broken Barrel Whiskey Co.

When Infuse Spirits first expanded its portfolio to include a Kentucky Bourbon called Broken Barrel, followed by the gold-medal winning Heresy Rye Whiskey, both delivered a message and method that became instantly discernible from Infuse’s vodkas and bitters. Whereas Infuse Spirits continues to steep its ingredients in the single-bottle infusions, Broken Barrel finishes and matures it’s whiskey with French Oak, ex-bourbon, and sherry cask staves in tanks before straining and bottling. This not only separates the two brands by process and style but illustrates how Broken Barrel Whiskey is unapologetically different from other whiskeys. Similar to a mash bill and equally as important, the company’s coined process called the Oak Bill—the selection of various oak barrel staves used to finish our products—is what defines the whiskey.

In this way, “the whiskeys follow their own path and seek to create a name for themselves by adhering to principles of originality, boundary-crossing, and unapologetic authenticity. By adding the barrel to the whiskey, not the whiskey to the barrel concept, we have created something different,” says Founder and Creator Seth Benhaim. If you are a collector, feel free to snag the fleeting designs of the “Infuse Spirits” titled whiskeys, as these will be discontinued and likely gone by early 2020, if not sooner! However, Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core products, Broken Barrel Bourbon and Heresy Rye, will not change price or recipes—they’ll remain the same as everyone knows and loves them.

So, now, the question: how does a rule-breaking producer continue to push the envelope? The limited-edition Single Oak Series is Broken Barrel Whiskey’s latest innovation. Under the new brand name, the company is releasing one-of-a-kind, limited bottlings of its Single Oak Series, which will offer three distinct expressions of oak-infused whiskey—Mizunara (50 ABV, 750 ml); Isle Of Peat (50 ABV, 750 ml); and Cask Of Amontillado (55 ABV, 750 ml)—with a suggested retail price of $50.

As Seth explains, “We deliver one-of-a-kind collaborations by maturing American whiskey with rare oak from around the world. We’ve sourced our whiskey for these bottles from Kentucky and Indiana, and married each blend with oak barrel staves from all around the world: Japan for rare Mizunara oak; Scotland for peated Islay Scotch barrels; and Spain for aged amontillado sherry. Each barrel gives the whiskey a unique, rich, and complex taste and character not commonly found in American whiskey. Additionally, unlike Broken Barrel Whiskey’s core bourbon and rye, the Single Oak Series’ bases are all blends: Mizunara is a blend of five-year-old Kentucky and four-year-old Indiana corn whiskeys; Isle of Peat is a blend of American wheat and single-malt whiskeys; and The Cask of Amontillado is a blend of 12-year-old American whiskey and five-year-old Kentucky corn whiskey. The result is a synthesis nowhere to be found with traditional whiskey, and luckily, the project has paid off tremendously. The Single Oak Series has already won a few authoritative awards. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Isle of Peat received a Double Gold Medal in the Wheat Whisk(e)y category and Cask of Amontillado took home a Silver Medal in the Other Whisk(e)y category.

All three limited-edition expressions will be available nationwide in September 2019.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/infuse-spirits-rebrands-whiskey-brand-under-new-name-broken-barrel-whiskey-commencing-with-the-limited-edition-single-oak-series-american-whiskey-news/

Springbank Society “New: Springbank 12yo CS + Rum Wood” – Scotch Whisky News

We are delighted to announce that the new Springbank Rum Wood and Springbank 12yo Cask Strength are available in the UK from tomorrow – Saturday 14th September 2019.

Springbank Rum Wood

The brand new Springbank Rum Wood release is 15yo and has been bottled at 51.0% ABV. There are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Tasting Notes

Nose: This a sweet tropical dram with coconut, pineapple and banana aromas. The sweetness continues with toasted marshmallows and sticky toffee pudding but is balanced with a hint of peat.

Palate: The sweetness transfers onto the palate. There’s the velvety smooth richness of decadent desserts such as a tropical meringue pavlova, creme brûlée, toffee apple pecan pie, along with citrus yuzu notes. There’s also an earthy quality from the Springbank dunnage warehouses.

Finish: The earthy quality now comes to the fore and finishes on a gentle dry note.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 15yo Rum Wood is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £65.00
  • There will be no Society discount applicable on this bottling as it is not a core range product
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength

The new Springbank 12yo CS has been bottled at 57.1% ABV and was matured in 65% Bourbon Casks + 35% Sherry casks

Tasting Notes

Nose: Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan, honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a nutshell, there’s an aroma of freshly baked donuts and orange marmalade.

Palate: It’s a lovely, warm butterscotch sponge with chantilly cream, as well as treacle, orange rind and salted pretzels. Then the typical Springbank coastal note of sea salt.

Finish: Velvety and refined finish with salted milk chocolate and Maraschino cherries.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 12yo Cask Strength 57.1% is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £52.00
  • The Society discount on this bottle will be 10%
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Slainte,

The Springbank Team

To join the Society please contact them at Springbank Society society@springbank.scot

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/springbank-society-new-springbank-12yo-cs-rum-wood-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank Society “New: Springbank 12yo CS + Rum Wood” – Scotch Whisky News

We are delighted to announce that the new Springbank Rum Wood and Springbank 12yo Cask Strength are available in the UK from tomorrow – Saturday 14th September 2019.

Springbank Rum Wood

The brand new Springbank Rum Wood release is 15yo and has been bottled at 51.0% ABV. There are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Tasting Notes

Nose: This a sweet tropical dram with coconut, pineapple and banana aromas. The sweetness continues with toasted marshmallows and sticky toffee pudding but is balanced with a hint of peat.

Palate: The sweetness transfers onto the palate. There’s the velvety smooth richness of decadent desserts such as a tropical meringue pavlova, creme brûlée, toffee apple pecan pie, along with citrus yuzu notes. There’s also an earthy quality from the Springbank dunnage warehouses.

Finish: The earthy quality now comes to the fore and finishes on a gentle dry note.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 15yo Rum Wood is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £65.00
  • There will be no Society discount applicable on this bottling as it is not a core range product
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength

The new Springbank 12yo CS has been bottled at 57.1% ABV and was matured in 65% Bourbon Casks + 35% Sherry casks

Tasting Notes

Nose: Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan, honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a nutshell, there’s an aroma of freshly baked donuts and orange marmalade.

Palate: It’s a lovely, warm butterscotch sponge with chantilly cream, as well as treacle, orange rind and salted pretzels. Then the typical Springbank coastal note of sea salt.

Finish: Velvety and refined finish with salted milk chocolate and Maraschino cherries.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 14th September 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 12yo Cask Strength 57.1% is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop will be selling this bottle for: £52.00
  • The Society discount on this bottle will be 10%
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Slainte,

The Springbank Team

To join the Society please contact them at Springbank Society society@springbank.scot

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/springbank-society-new-springbank-12yo-cs-rum-wood-scotch-whisky-news/

ralfy review 793 – Laphroaig 10yo @ 40%vol (2019) – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 793 – Laphroaig 10yo @ 40%vol (2019)

the peat-monster is not so scary now !

https://youtu.be/bju6FT0kZEY

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/ralfy-review-793-laphroaig-10yo-40vol-2019-scotch-whisky-news/

ralfy review 793 – Laphroaig 10yo @ 40%vol (2019) – Scotch Whisky News

ralfy review 793 – Laphroaig 10yo @ 40%vol (2019)

the peat-monster is not so scary now !

https://youtu.be/bju6FT0kZEY

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/ralfy-review-793-laphroaig-10yo-40vol-2019-scotch-whisky-news/

New Scotch from Glenrothes Black Gold at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Glenrothes 22 Year Old Black Gold

1997 Vintage Black Gold Sherry Butt

We’ve secured a few more bottles of the single sherry puncheon bottled April 2019 by Morrison MacKay for the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Black Gold series. Rich, sweet sherry cask matured Speyside single malt.

Glenrothes Distillery was established in the narrow valley of the Rothes Burn on the west side of Rothes in the Speyside whisky region by James Stuart Co. in 1878. This is a large malt whiskey distillery owned by Berry Bros Rudd of London, with eighteen washbacks, ten copper stills singing in their own mighty cathedral and has retained its traditional pagoda roof. Popular distillery releases include Glenrothes 1995, 1998 and Glenrothes Peated.

SHOP GLENROTHES 22 YEAR OLD- $234.24

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/new-scotch-from-glenrothes-black-gold-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

New Scotch from Glenrothes Black Gold at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Glenrothes 22 Year Old Black Gold

1997 Vintage Black Gold Sherry Butt

We’ve secured a few more bottles of the single sherry puncheon bottled April 2019 by Morrison MacKay for the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Black Gold series. Rich, sweet sherry cask matured Speyside single malt.

Glenrothes Distillery was established in the narrow valley of the Rothes Burn on the west side of Rothes in the Speyside whisky region by James Stuart Co. in 1878. This is a large malt whiskey distillery owned by Berry Bros Rudd of London, with eighteen washbacks, ten copper stills singing in their own mighty cathedral and has retained its traditional pagoda roof. Popular distillery releases include Glenrothes 1995, 1998 and Glenrothes Peated.

SHOP GLENROTHES 22 YEAR OLD- $234.24

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/new-scotch-from-glenrothes-black-gold-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Introducing Brora 40 Year Old 200th Anniversary at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Brora 40 Year Old 200th Anniversary

Distilled at Brora on the Sutherland coast in 1978, this limited edition expression has been bottled one year before the almost-lost distillery is due to reopen.Bottled in celebration of the distillery’s 200th anniversary, this single malt was laid down at a time when Brora was producing a peated malt using heavily peated northern Highland barley. Matured for four decades and limited to just 1,819 bottles (in celebration of the anniversary year), this expression is presented at a strength of 49.2% abv.

70cl / 49.2% abv

£4,500.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/introducing-brora-40-year-old-200th-anniversary-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

Introducing Brora 40 Year Old 200th Anniversary at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Brora 40 Year Old 200th Anniversary

Distilled at Brora on the Sutherland coast in 1978, this limited edition expression has been bottled one year before the almost-lost distillery is due to reopen.Bottled in celebration of the distillery’s 200th anniversary, this single malt was laid down at a time when Brora was producing a peated malt using heavily peated northern Highland barley. Matured for four decades and limited to just 1,819 bottles (in celebration of the anniversary year), this expression is presented at a strength of 49.2% abv.

70cl / 49.2% abv

£4,500.00

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/09/introducing-brora-40-year-old-200th-anniversary-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/