New Edradour Ballechin Oloroso at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Edradour Ballechin
10 Year Old SFTC

Ballechin 10 Year Old Oloroso

These little pocket-rocket Straight From The Casks are brimming with flavour. Cask strength 60.3%, peated Edradour whisky matured in an Oloroso cask.

Shop – Edradour 10 Year Old – £70.00

 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/04/new-edradour-ballechin-oloroso-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank 2000 (The Whisky Kingdom)

On this label you have The Whisky Kingdom, Duckhammer, Friends With Drams and Kyoto Fine Wine and Spirits. And I was told to mention Wu Dram Clan which seems to be a subset, or the ensemble, but that name is not actually mentioned. Next time also list the name of your dogs and mothers in law, please!

You may remember them from a really good Highland Park 2003 and a cracking Springbank 1992. Now they present a Springbank 2000 from a (very light) sherry hogshead.

 

 

Springbank 2000 - Wu Dram ClamSpringbank 19 yo 2000 (50,8%, The Whisky Kingdom for Wu Dram Clan 2020, refill sherry hogshead #669, 249 btl.)

Nose: the greasy / earthy style, with shoe polish, hints of beach sand. Sheep wool. Ashy notes but very much in the background. There’s also quite a juicy fruit note, a mix of green apples, lemons and grapefruit. Mouth: rather vivid with a marked sharpness, a good acidity and green citrus peel, as well as dry herbal touches. Oysters with lemon and mint. The mineral and peaty side is bigger than the nose suggested. Chalk and woody notes go hand in hand. Finish: long, with leather, green pepper, walnuts and a faint vegetal side.

Really good, very chiseled Springbank. A great selection again. Originally around € 250 but already sold out, I believe.

Score: 90/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2020/springbank/springbank-2000-whisky-kingdom-wu-dram-clan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=springbank-2000-whisky-kingdom-wu-dram-clan

Springbank Society Quarterly Newsletter – March 2020 – Scotch Whisky News

It’s time again for an update on everything Springbank.

Currently the world is facing uncertain times and, from everyone at Springbank, we hope that yourself, family and friends are all doing your utmost to keep each other safe. Following the advice issued by the UK and Scottish Governments on March 23rd, we have shut down our operations at Springbank, Glengyle and Cadenhead’s until further notice. This does mean that there may be a few delays in regard to any new releases but we hope that business will return to normal before long.

This month we have an update on sales teams events, upcoming releases,  a round-up of distillery news, letting you know what has been happening (and what we are planning for the future) at Springbank and Glengyle, in Campbeltown and beyond.

Distillery News

After the winter break we resumed production in January, with the first mash of the year taking place on Tuesday the 13th of January. Prior to this we had a new lyne arm fabricated and installed on the wash still, as the old one had sprung a hole and was too thin to weld repair. We were sure to get it made to the exact same size and dimensions as the old one so that nothing changes with our wash distillation.

The maltings didn’t start up until later that month, with all our malt bins having been filled by the time we shut down for Christmas there was no room for any more until the 24th of January. Fear not, our malting team were put to good use in bringing all the casks out from the warehouse for our annual ‘vatting season’ whereby we vat all our Springbank, Longrow, Hazelburn and Kilkerran products for the following year to allow the different cask types to marry. This is a very labour intensive process and takes 3 months to complete properly but our skilled production team made it look easy, as usual.

Our bottling hall has continued to bottle all of our famous single malts, and great Cadenhead’s bottlings as well, including a number of special releases that you’ll be able to enjoy later this year.

And finally, the new warehouse is nearing completion! We are hoping that by this summer we will be able to show everyone this amazing new facility.

Sales Team Events

The sales team have been grounded in Campbeltown for the time being until it is safe to resume our travelling. Here’s an update on what we were up to at the start of the year and our plans for  future events (fingers crossed we can make them).

Once again we have been travelling far and wide to share the story of Springbank and Kilkerran. David has been busy at work (sunning himself) in New Zealand and Australia. Cara enjoyed her time on Sweden’s Cinderella cruise but came back with a cough so has been drinking plenty of Springbank to warn any virus off. Nicole has been settling into the bright city lights moving from Islay to Campbeltown in between trips to Canada and Prague. Melanie has been keeping us all in line at Campbeltown HQ whilst Grant has been up and down the UK spreading the good word of Springbank and Kilkerran.

Future Events

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all future sales team events have been suspended.  We will follow government guidelines and hope to be back on the road visiting as many of you as possible soon.

Please remember, the Events Section of the Springbank Website is updated whenever we have new information to share with you all.

Springbank Website – Events Page

New Releases

As we approach summer we shall be releasing some new batches of our regular favourites and a new release from Kilkerran further in advance.

Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch 3 

The next edition of our peat in progress will soon be available – the exact launch date will be determined, in part, by when our staff are able to return to work.  This batch will be 80% Bourbon to 20% Sherry maturation and still packs a punch of peat and tropical fruits.

Springbank 21yo 

An eclectic mix of bourbon, sherry, port and rum casks have been selected and vatted for the legendary Springbank 21yo, which is scheduled to bottled and released in May.

Hazelburn Sherrywood

Our annual release of Hazelburn fully matured in Oloroso sherry casks is shaping up beautifully and is almost ready to be bottled as a 12yo.

Longrow 18yo 

The rich, smokey and complex character which is Longrow 18yo 2020 edition will be ready to enjoy during the long summer nights. This bottling has been drawn from a mixture of bourbon, sherry and rum casks.

After summer the society can also look forward to Glengyle’s first Kilkerran 16yo release, look out for Society alerts and social media updates for more information when this will be available.

Campbeltown Malts Festival Cancelled

It was with a heavy heart that we cancelled Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 which was due to take place in May. However, we took the decision to protect our employees, community members and customers from any further spread of Covid-19. We are disappointed that we won’t be enjoying a few drams together in Campbeltown this way but we are working on another project at this time so stay tuned for updates on how we can enjoy some whisky together.

Although this year’s festival won’t be going ahead we hope to still see you at Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021.

Society On Tour 

Here at Springbank HQ we have been racking our brains to enrich our Society members’ Springbank experience and give you all something back to show our appreciation for your support. After great deliberation we have come up with “Society on Tour.” This concept will see our sales team travelling the globe to hold Society member tastings with an eclectic selection of samples.

Some of you may have been lucky enough to come along to our first Society on tour tasting in Edinburgh this February. For those who couldn’t make it, don’t worry we are already planning future events.

Social Media

You can follow Springbank on Social Media:

Facebook – Official Springbank Whisky

Twitter – @Springbank1828

Instagram- springbank1828

You can follow Kilkerran Single Malt on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.

Slainte,

The Springbank Team

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/04/springbank-society-quarterly-newsletter-march-2020-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank Society Quarterly Newsletter – March 2020 – Scotch Whisky News

It’s time again for an update on everything Springbank.

Currently the world is facing uncertain times and, from everyone at Springbank, we hope that yourself, family and friends are all doing your utmost to keep each other safe. Following the advice issued by the UK and Scottish Governments on March 23rd, we have shut down our operations at Springbank, Glengyle and Cadenhead’s until further notice. This does mean that there may be a few delays in regard to any new releases but we hope that business will return to normal before long.

This month we have an update on sales teams events, upcoming releases,  a round-up of distillery news, letting you know what has been happening (and what we are planning for the future) at Springbank and Glengyle, in Campbeltown and beyond.

Distillery News

After the winter break we resumed production in January, with the first mash of the year taking place on Tuesday the 13th of January. Prior to this we had a new lyne arm fabricated and installed on the wash still, as the old one had sprung a hole and was too thin to weld repair. We were sure to get it made to the exact same size and dimensions as the old one so that nothing changes with our wash distillation.

The maltings didn’t start up until later that month, with all our malt bins having been filled by the time we shut down for Christmas there was no room for any more until the 24th of January. Fear not, our malting team were put to good use in bringing all the casks out from the warehouse for our annual ‘vatting season’ whereby we vat all our Springbank, Longrow, Hazelburn and Kilkerran products for the following year to allow the different cask types to marry. This is a very labour intensive process and takes 3 months to complete properly but our skilled production team made it look easy, as usual.

Our bottling hall has continued to bottle all of our famous single malts, and great Cadenhead’s bottlings as well, including a number of special releases that you’ll be able to enjoy later this year.

And finally, the new warehouse is nearing completion! We are hoping that by this summer we will be able to show everyone this amazing new facility.

Sales Team Events

The sales team have been grounded in Campbeltown for the time being until it is safe to resume our travelling. Here’s an update on what we were up to at the start of the year and our plans for  future events (fingers crossed we can make them).

Once again we have been travelling far and wide to share the story of Springbank and Kilkerran. David has been busy at work (sunning himself) in New Zealand and Australia. Cara enjoyed her time on Sweden’s Cinderella cruise but came back with a cough so has been drinking plenty of Springbank to warn any virus off. Nicole has been settling into the bright city lights moving from Islay to Campbeltown in between trips to Canada and Prague. Melanie has been keeping us all in line at Campbeltown HQ whilst Grant has been up and down the UK spreading the good word of Springbank and Kilkerran.

Future Events

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all future sales team events have been suspended.  We will follow government guidelines and hope to be back on the road visiting as many of you as possible soon.

Please remember, the Events Section of the Springbank Website is updated whenever we have new information to share with you all.

Springbank Website – Events Page

New Releases

As we approach summer we shall be releasing some new batches of our regular favourites and a new release from Kilkerran further in advance.

Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch 3 

The next edition of our peat in progress will soon be available – the exact launch date will be determined, in part, by when our staff are able to return to work.  This batch will be 80% Bourbon to 20% Sherry maturation and still packs a punch of peat and tropical fruits.

Springbank 21yo 

An eclectic mix of bourbon, sherry, port and rum casks have been selected and vatted for the legendary Springbank 21yo, which is scheduled to bottled and released in May.

Hazelburn Sherrywood

Our annual release of Hazelburn fully matured in Oloroso sherry casks is shaping up beautifully and is almost ready to be bottled as a 12yo.

Longrow 18yo 

The rich, smokey and complex character which is Longrow 18yo 2020 edition will be ready to enjoy during the long summer nights. This bottling has been drawn from a mixture of bourbon, sherry and rum casks.

After summer the society can also look forward to Glengyle’s first Kilkerran 16yo release, look out for Society alerts and social media updates for more information when this will be available.

Campbeltown Malts Festival Cancelled

It was with a heavy heart that we cancelled Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 which was due to take place in May. However, we took the decision to protect our employees, community members and customers from any further spread of Covid-19. We are disappointed that we won’t be enjoying a few drams together in Campbeltown this way but we are working on another project at this time so stay tuned for updates on how we can enjoy some whisky together.

Although this year’s festival won’t be going ahead we hope to still see you at Campbeltown Malts Festival 2021.

Society On Tour 

Here at Springbank HQ we have been racking our brains to enrich our Society members’ Springbank experience and give you all something back to show our appreciation for your support. After great deliberation we have come up with “Society on Tour.” This concept will see our sales team travelling the globe to hold Society member tastings with an eclectic selection of samples.

Some of you may have been lucky enough to come along to our first Society on tour tasting in Edinburgh this February. For those who couldn’t make it, don’t worry we are already planning future events.

Social Media

You can follow Springbank on Social Media:

Facebook – Official Springbank Whisky

Twitter – @Springbank1828

Instagram- springbank1828

You can follow Kilkerran Single Malt on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.

Slainte,

The Springbank Team

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/04/springbank-society-quarterly-newsletter-march-2020-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada April 2020 Outturn – Scotch Whisky News

GLOVE BOX SONATA IN B MINOR

CASK NO. 89.10

CASK:  Refill butt

AGE:  7 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Young spritely

DAFFODILS CAPTURED IN HONEY

CASK NO. 72.67

CASK:  1st fill barrel

AGE:  9 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Sweet, fruity mellow

A WAFER A WHILE

CASK NO. 112.46

CASK:  1st fill Moselle oak hogshead

AGE:  14 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Sweet, fruity mellow

CREAM OF THE CROP

CASK NO. 113.22

CASK:  1st fill barrel

AGE:  8 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Juicy, oak vanilla

SMOKY, MALTY MINERALITY

CASK NO. 53.284

CASK:  Refill hogshead

AGE:  10 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Lightly peated

FLAMINGOS SMOKING PIPE TOBACCO

CASK NO. 10.179

CASK:  1st fill barrique

AGE:  12 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Heavily peated

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada
Suite 160
104 – 1240 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 3P7
403-969-8225
curious@smws.ca
www.smws.ca

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/04/scotch-malt-whisky-society-of-canada-april-2020-outturn-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada April 2020 Outturn – Scotch Whisky News

GLOVE BOX SONATA IN B MINOR

CASK NO. 89.10

CASK:  Refill butt

AGE:  7 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Young spritely

DAFFODILS CAPTURED IN HONEY

CASK NO. 72.67

CASK:  1st fill barrel

AGE:  9 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Sweet, fruity mellow

A WAFER A WHILE

CASK NO. 112.46

CASK:  1st fill Moselle oak hogshead

AGE:  14 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Sweet, fruity mellow

CREAM OF THE CROP

CASK NO. 113.22

CASK:  1st fill barrel

AGE:  8 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Juicy, oak vanilla

SMOKY, MALTY MINERALITY

CASK NO. 53.284

CASK:  Refill hogshead

AGE:  10 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Lightly peated

FLAMINGOS SMOKING PIPE TOBACCO

CASK NO. 10.179

CASK:  1st fill barrique

AGE:  12 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Heavily peated

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Canada
Suite 160
104 – 1240 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 3P7
403-969-8225
curious@smws.ca
www.smws.ca

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/04/scotch-malt-whisky-society-of-canada-april-2020-outturn-scotch-whisky-news/

Ben Nevis 12 Year Old 2006 Hidden Spirits

Distilleerderij: Ben Nevis
Regio: Schotland (Highlands)
Fles: Ben Nevis 12 Year Old 2006/2018, Hidden Spirits, Heavily Peated Sherry Cask #BN618, 366 bts
Kleur: mahonie
ABV: 54.4%

Woody Allen

Ik geloof niet dat ik ooit al een geturfde Ben Nevis geproefd heb. Deze 12-jarige uit 2006, gebotteld op vatsterkte door het Italiaanse Hidden Spirits, rijpte op een heavily peated sherry cask. Wat moeten we daar in godsnaam achter zoeken? En ik beken, hij is een beetje vuil bruin. Lijkt wel water met roest. Soit, laten we hem gewoon meteen proberen!

OK, laat ik met de deur in huis vallen. Dit is een schizofrene neus! Enerzijds donkere, fruitige toetsen als pruimen, dadels, rozijnen en een handjevol noten, anderzijds groene tuinkruiden à la Maggimix. Het geheel is dan nog gewikkeld in en vreemd rokerig jasje, waardoor ik het gevoel heb aan een afgekoelde bouillon te ruiken. Ik moet zeggen… ik weet het zo goed nog niet. Is een beetje zoals een Woody Allen film: love it or hate it. Wat mij betreft is het een kakafonie die niet werkt.

Oh, dat is al veel beter! Donker fruit en appelsien in een stoofpotje, de kruiden worden bijna Oriëntaals, de rokerigheid onderstreept het geheel en geeft hem diepgang en warmte. Pruimtabak en zwarte peper, espresso, origine chocolade en pruimen. Op smaak werkt het dus wel!

De afdronk is erg lang, kruidig met een mooie toets van pruimenlikeur en walnoten, terwijl iets van munt op het einde voor een kleine uplift zorgt.

Erg verrassende, maar compleet schizofrene Ben Nevis. What a ride!

85/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 05-01-2020
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5928

MACALLAN M BLACK, 2018 RELEASE AT TYNDRUM WHISKY – Scotch Whisky News

£1200 OFF

Our biggest discount ever on a bottle of Macallan

Order Now

M Black evolves the highly expressive aesthetic of Fabien Baron’s creative vision that makes its statement in M, in black crystal form. An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, this new step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was crafted to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt – a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan, The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the range. Designed specifically to celebrate a deep and smoky Macallan than its founding relation, the crystal that houses this precious spirit was also pushed into new territories. Requiring detailed research, prototyping and experimentation, the development of the M Black decanter was an adventure in crystal that produced an end product as unique as the whisky itself.

A rich pecan coloured M lies in wait inside this lustrous black decanter. Dried fruit and orange move to an intense, long peat smoke finish.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/03/macallan-m-black-2018-release-at-tyndrum-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

MACALLAN M BLACK, 2018 RELEASE AT TYNDRUM WHISKY – Scotch Whisky News

£1200 OFF

Our biggest discount ever on a bottle of Macallan

Order Now

M Black evolves the highly expressive aesthetic of Fabien Baron’s creative vision that makes its statement in M, in black crystal form. An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, this new step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was crafted to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt – a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan, The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the range. Designed specifically to celebrate a deep and smoky Macallan than its founding relation, the crystal that houses this precious spirit was also pushed into new territories. Requiring detailed research, prototyping and experimentation, the development of the M Black decanter was an adventure in crystal that produced an end product as unique as the whisky itself.

A rich pecan coloured M lies in wait inside this lustrous black decanter. Dried fruit and orange move to an intense, long peat smoke finish.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/03/macallan-m-black-2018-release-at-tyndrum-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

MACALLAN M BLACK, 2018 RELEASE AT TYNDRUM WHISKY – Scotch Whisky News

£1200 OFF

Our biggest discount ever on a bottle of Macallan

Order Now

M Black evolves the highly expressive aesthetic of Fabien Baron’s creative vision that makes its statement in M, in black crystal form. An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, this new step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was crafted to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt – a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan, The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the range. Designed specifically to celebrate a deep and smoky Macallan than its founding relation, the crystal that houses this precious spirit was also pushed into new territories. Requiring detailed research, prototyping and experimentation, the development of the M Black decanter was an adventure in crystal that produced an end product as unique as the whisky itself.

A rich pecan coloured M lies in wait inside this lustrous black decanter. Dried fruit and orange move to an intense, long peat smoke finish.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/03/macallan-m-black-2018-release-at-tyndrum-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/