The Whisky Exchange “Malt of the Month – Glengoyne 18 Year Old” – Scotch Whisky News

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Malt of the Month – Glengoyne 18 Year Old

It’s time for our next Malt of the Month, and for September we’ve chosen Glengoyne 18 Year Old. Our selection is based purely on highlighting whiskies that often get overlooked – either within a distillery’s range or the category as a whole.

Introduced in 2012 to replace the popular 17 Year Old, the 18 Year Old benefits from an additional year’s ageing, which adds another layer of complexity and richness. Aged entirely in sherry casks, with a high proportion being first-fill, it’s rich and full-bodied – and with Glengoyne using just warm air to dry the barley, it’s entirely unpeated, allowing the quality and character of the spirit to shine through.

The distillery straddles the line between the Highlands and Lowlands and the spirit is often of a lighter and delicate style – more in line with the latter than the former region in which it sits.

Malt of the Month Glengoyne

Glengoyne 18 Year Old, 43%. £61.45 this month (usually £73.45).

Nose: Rich and pronounced fresh-fruit notes: apple, pineapple and papaya, with malt and toffee in the background, along with a hint of cinnamon.

Palate: The richness continues, but with the fruit notes of apple and pineapple superseded by prominent notes of nut and spice: hazelnut, nutmeg and clove.

Finish: Medium to long, with the fruit and nut slowly dissipating to leave the spicy flavours.

Comment: A rich and spicy whisky, with the added complexity that the additional year’s maturation gives, compared to its predecessor. It may not be priced in the everyday whisky bracket, but its approachability and fullness of flavour mean it’s not a whisky that should only be enjoyed on special occasions.

Sitting in the middle of the distillery’s core range, this more than surpasses the discontinued 17-year-old – it’s won awards in three continents, so the judges agree, too. At £12 off for the month of September, it’s even better value – head to The Whisky Exchange website to buy a bottle.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-whisky-excahnge-malt-of-the-month-glengoyne-18-year-old-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank Society Newsletter September 2014 – Scotch Whisky News

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Springbank Society Newsletter

September 2014

I hope you have all had a great Summer and the weather has been kind to you wherever you are. We were very lucky here in Campbeltown with some beautiful weeks of sunshine and it’s with weather like that we all really appreciate the amazing beaches and scenery we have on our doorstep. There has been an increased number of visitors around the town this Summer and it’s a great sight to see.

NEW SPRINGBANK WEBSITE

I’m extremely excited to tell you that we are now in the first stages of having a brand new, 21st century approved website designed for us! If you have visited our current website I’m sure you will agree that it is a little out of date and in need of a modern make over. Glasgow-based Graphic Design Agency, Made Brave will be designing the fresh new website for us and with a number of high end clients under their belt, we are confident they will be able to deliver a website which will reflect the quality of our products.

Andrew and Martin from Made Brave visited us at the weekend and spent two days shooting different parts of the distillery. From just glancing at a few of the creative shots they took, we know we are in safe hands with them. We hope to have the website up and running before the end of this year so I will keep you posted on the progress – I can’t wait to see how it looks!

CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL 2015

Following the success of The Campbeltown Malts Festival 2014, where Campbeltown’s three distilleries worked together to create a 3 day whisky festival, I am pleased to say that the dates for next year have been confirmed. Once again Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia will team up and will hold the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2015 from Wednesday 20th-Friday 22nd May. Like previous years, the Springbank Open Day will fall on the Thursday (21st) with a variety of other events happening on the Wednesday (20th) and Friday (22nd). As always, we have already been thinking of ways to make it bigger and better than the last and we would love your ideas on how you think we could do this! If you have any suggestions on things you would like to see or anything you think could work better then please so share! We would love to hear any feedback you have, although please don’t be too harsh as I may take it personally!

WHISKY SCHOOL DATES 2015

The dates for the Springbank Whisky School 2015 have now been announced and spaces are filling up quickly. For all our new members who maybe haven’t heard of it before, we started the Whisky School in 2007 and it’s where we offer enthusiasts the chance to come and work in the distillery for a week long ‘course’. During the week they will gain knowledge and experience in all stages of the whisky making process including malting, mashing, distilling and bottling as well as gaining some well earned ‘tasting’ experience!!

The dates for next year are:

Term 1: Week commencing Monday 18th May 2015

Term 2: Week commencing Monday 25th May 2015

Term 3: Week commencing Monday 1st June 2015

Term 4: Week commencing Monday 8th June 2015

Term 5: Week commencing Monday 15th June 2015

Term 6: Week commencing Monday 22nd June 2015

Term 7: Week commencing Monday 29th June 2015

To find out prices, availability or get some more information, please email Janet at whiskyschool@springbankwhisky.com.

DISTILLERY SALES TEAM NEWS

We have been very busy at the distillery this Summer with both our day-to-day shop tours and Sales Team visitors. Visitor numbers during the Summer months have seen a steady increase from last year and it’s great to see so many people coming all the way to Campbeltown to visit us.

At the distillery, we are currently in the 5th week of malting which will take us up until Friday 31st October. After this, the guys will head up to Glengyle Distillery where they will start mashing on Wednesday 5th November until we break up for the Christmas holidays.

The Autumn and Winter months are always a busy time for the Sales Team who will be out and about at various shows around the world. Ranald, Melanie, David and Grant have their calendars full for the next few months meaning it will be a very quiet (and peaceful!) office for the rest of us!

I am also very excited to be working my first ever show at the beginning of October! I’m finally being trusted on a trip away and will travel down to London along with David and Grant for the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show which takes place on the first weekend of October. I will hopefully be able to bring a sample of the new Society bottling (due out in October) with me so I hope to see some of you there!

UPCOMING RELEASES INFORMATION ON CURRENT BOTTLINGS

We have recently bottled two new releases which will be hitting shops this week.

The first bottling is the third in the series of Longrow Red. You may remember in 2012 we released Longrow Red which was matured in Cabernet Sauvignon Casks and in 2013 we released a version which was matured in Shiraz Casks. The 2014 edition has been matured in Fresh Port Casks and is magnificent! It is 11 years old and bottled at 51.8% with 9,000 bottles available for worldwide distribution. The price for this is £55.00 and as a Society Member, you will get your 10% member discount, meaning it will cost you £49.50.

The tasting notes for the new Longrow Red are as follows:

Nose: Beautiful sweet fresh summer fruits. Creamy with a hint of peat and classic cigar box notes.

Palate: Very smooth and elegant, particularly for an 11 year old. Good peat influence with the port casks providing lots of juicy current notes: Lingonberries!

Finish: A soft oaty creaminess provokes thoughts of brie and cranberry on oatcakes. Long and sweet.

The second new release this week is the Hazelburn 10 year old which will join the Hazelburn 12 to make up the two core products in the Hazelburn range. The 10 year old is bottled at 46% and is made up of 100% bourbon casks. This will retail at £38.00 and members will of course get their 10% discount on this bottle making it £34.20. The tasting notes for this are:

Nose: Stewed pears and baked apples are followed by honeycomb and fudge notes.

Palate: A lovely and rich whisky with vanilla and honey flavours. Liquorice follows with a refreshing zestiness.

Finish: A refined milk chocolate cream finish which is oily and chewy.

We will be releasing another three exciting bottlings in October/November, including a new Society bottling, so as soon as I have more information on these I will send you all the details!

Earlier this year, we re-designed the packaging for the Longrow 18 year old so that it fitted in with the other products in the Longrow range. Now our Springbank 18 year old has also been given a make over with a more  striking colour of purple being used on the label and packaging. The whisky is of course the same – it’s just been given a new look!

Over the past two years, prices at Springbank have only increased in line with duty. Unfortunately with increased production costs (water, oil, electricity, barley and casks are all more expensive than previously), it’s necessary to update our current retail price list. The 10 core products in our range along with their updated prices are listed below:

• Hazelburn 10yo: £38.00 (-10% Society discount) = £34.20

• Hazelburn 12yo: £50.00 (-10% Society discount) = £45.00

• Springbank 10yo: £38.00 (-10% Society discount) = £34.20

• Springbank 12yo: £47.00 (-10% Society discount) = £42.30

• Springbank 15yo: £53.50 (-10% Society discount) = £48.15

• Springbank 18yo: £78.00 (-10% Society discount) = £70.20

• Springbank 21yo: £180.00 (-£10.00 for Society Members) = £170.00

• Longrow: ” ” £38.00 (-10% Society discount) = £34.20

• Longrow Red: £55.00 (-10% Society discount) = £49.50

• Longrow 18yo: £84.50 (-10% Society discount) = £76.05

SHIPPING OUT-WITH THE UK

In the last newsletter, I told you that we had found a new shipping company who are able to ship worldwide for us. The service seems to working very well for almost all countries and we have had some very happy customers who have been impressed by the quick and easy service which has been provided. The main problem we have experienced is when trying to send to some states within the USA, as due to strict laws on importing, they have not been allowed into the state. At the moment we are having problems shipping to the following states:

• California

• Illinois

• Missouri

• North Carolina

• New York

• Oregon

• Pennsylvania

• Washington

• Texas

We are currently working on a way round this problem but unfortunately until we find a resolution we will not be able to ship to the above 9 states. If you live in a state which is not listed then it should be possible to get bottles shipped to you. If anyone would like another copy of the shipping prices for different countries then please let me know and I can get this emailed over to you.

Anyway, I think that is all the news I have at the moment so thank you for reading and I will be in touch in the next few weeks with news of the upcoming bottlings.

Slainte,

Mairi

For the Springbank Society

 To join the Springbank Society please contact them at society@springbankwhisky.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/springbank-society-newsletter-september-2014-scotch-whisky-news/

Springbank Society Newsletter September 2014 – Scotch Whisky News

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Springbank Society Newsletter

September 2014

I hope you have all had a great Summer and the weather has been kind to you wherever you are. We were very lucky here in Campbeltown with some beautiful weeks of sunshine and it’s with weather like that we all really appreciate the amazing beaches and scenery we have on our doorstep. There has been an increased number of visitors around the town this Summer and it’s a great sight to see.

NEW SPRINGBANK WEBSITE

I’m extremely excited to tell you that we are now in the first stages of having a brand new, 21st century approved website designed for us! If you have visited our current website I’m sure you will agree that it is a little out of date and in need of a modern make over. Glasgow-based Graphic Design Agency, Made Brave will be designing the fresh new website for us and with a number of high end clients under their belt, we are confident they will be able to deliver a website which will reflect the quality of our products.

Andrew and Martin from Made Brave visited us at the weekend and spent two days shooting different parts of the distillery. From just glancing at a few of the creative shots they took, we know we are in safe hands with them. We hope to have the website up and running before the end of this year so I will keep you posted on the progress – I can’t wait to see how it looks!

CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL 2015

Following the success of The Campbeltown Malts Festival 2014, where Campbeltown’s three distilleries worked together to create a 3 day whisky festival, I am pleased to say that the dates for next year have been confirmed. Once again Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia will team up and will hold the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2015 from Wednesday 20th-Friday 22nd May. Like previous years, the Springbank Open Day will fall on the Thursday (21st) with a variety of other events happening on the Wednesday (20th) and Friday (22nd). As always, we have already been thinking of ways to make it bigger and better than the last and we would love your ideas on how you think we could do this! If you have any suggestions on things you would like to see or anything you think could work better then please so share! We would love to hear any feedback you have, although please don’t be too harsh as I may take it personally!

WHISKY SCHOOL DATES 2015

The dates for the Springbank Whisky School 2015 have now been announced and spaces are filling up quickly. For all our new members who maybe haven’t heard of it before, we started the Whisky School in 2007 and it’s where we offer enthusiasts the chance to come and work in the distillery for a week long ‘course’. During the week they will gain knowledge and experience in all stages of the whisky making process including malting, mashing, distilling and bottling as well as gaining some well earned ‘tasting’ experience!!

The dates for next year are:

Term 1: Week commencing Monday 18th May 2015

Term 2: Week commencing Monday 25th May 2015

Term 3: Week commencing Monday 1st June 2015

Term 4: Week commencing Monday 8th June 2015

Term 5: Week commencing Monday 15th June 2015

Term 6: Week commencing Monday 22nd June 2015

Term 7: Week commencing Monday 29th June 2015

To find out prices, availability or get some more information, please email Janet at whiskyschool@springbankwhisky.com.

DISTILLERY SALES TEAM NEWS

We have been very busy at the distillery this Summer with both our day-to-day shop tours and Sales Team visitors. Visitor numbers during the Summer months have seen a steady increase from last year and it’s great to see so many people coming all the way to Campbeltown to visit us.

At the distillery, we are currently in the 5th week of malting which will take us up until Friday 31st October. After this, the guys will head up to Glengyle Distillery where they will start mashing on Wednesday 5th November until we break up for the Christmas holidays.

The Autumn and Winter months are always a busy time for the Sales Team who will be out and about at various shows around the world. Ranald, Melanie, David and Grant have their calendars full for the next few months meaning it will be a very quiet (and peaceful!) office for the rest of us!

I am also very excited to be working my first ever show at the beginning of October! I’m finally being trusted on a trip away and will travel down to London along with David and Grant for the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show which takes place on the first weekend of October. I will hopefully be able to bring a sample of the new Society bottling (due out in October) with me so I hope to see some of you there!

UPCOMING RELEASES INFORMATION ON CURRENT BOTTLINGS

We have recently bottled two new releases which will be hitting shops this week.

The first bottling is the third in the series of Longrow Red. You may remember in 2012 we released Longrow Red which was matured in Cabernet Sauvignon Casks and in 2013 we released a version which was matured in Shiraz Casks. The 2014 edition has been matured in Fresh Port Casks and is magnificent! It is 11 years old and bottled at 51.8% with 9,000 bottles available for worldwide distribution. The price for this is £55.00 and as a Society Member, you will get your 10% member discount, meaning it will cost you £49.50.

The tasting notes for the new Longrow Red are as follows:

Nose: Beautiful sweet fresh summer fruits. Creamy with a hint of peat and classic cigar box notes.

Palate: Very smooth and elegant, particularly for an 11 year old. Good peat influence with the port casks providing lots of juicy current notes: Lingonberries!

Finish: A soft oaty creaminess provokes thoughts of brie and cranberry on oatcakes. Long and sweet.

The second new release this week is the Hazelburn 10 year old which will join the Hazelburn 12 to make up the two core products in the Hazelburn range. The 10 year old is bottled at 46% and is made up of 100% bourbon casks. This will retail at £38.00 and members will of course get their 10% discount on this bottle making it £34.20. The tasting notes for this are:

Nose: Stewed pears and baked apples are followed by honeycomb and fudge notes.

Palate: A lovely and rich whisky with vanilla and honey flavours. Liquorice follows with a refreshing zestiness.

Finish: A refined milk chocolate cream finish which is oily and chewy.

We will be releasing another three exciting bottlings in October/November, including a new Society bottling, so as soon as I have more information on these I will send you all the details!

Earlier this year, we re-designed the packaging for the Longrow 18 year old so that it fitted in with the other products in the Longrow range. Now our Springbank 18 year old has also been given a make over with a more  striking colour of purple being used on the label and packaging. The whisky is of course the same – it’s just been given a new look!

Over the past two years, prices at Springbank have only increased in line with duty. Unfortunately with increased production costs (water, oil, electricity, barley and casks are all more expensive than previously), it’s necessary to update our current retail price list. The 10 core products in our range along with their updated prices are listed below:

• Hazelburn 10yo: £38.00 (-10% Society discount) = £34.20

• Hazelburn 12yo: £50.00 (-10% Society discount) = £45.00

• Springbank 10yo: £38.00 (-10% Society discount) = £34.20

• Springbank 12yo: £47.00 (-10% Society discount) = £42.30

• Springbank 15yo: £53.50 (-10% Society discount) = £48.15

• Springbank 18yo: £78.00 (-10% Society discount) = £70.20

• Springbank 21yo: £180.00 (-£10.00 for Society Members) = £170.00

• Longrow: ” ” £38.00 (-10% Society discount) = £34.20

• Longrow Red: £55.00 (-10% Society discount) = £49.50

• Longrow 18yo: £84.50 (-10% Society discount) = £76.05

SHIPPING OUT-WITH THE UK

In the last newsletter, I told you that we had found a new shipping company who are able to ship worldwide for us. The service seems to working very well for almost all countries and we have had some very happy customers who have been impressed by the quick and easy service which has been provided. The main problem we have experienced is when trying to send to some states within the USA, as due to strict laws on importing, they have not been allowed into the state. At the moment we are having problems shipping to the following states:

• California

• Illinois

• Missouri

• North Carolina

• New York

• Oregon

• Pennsylvania

• Washington

• Texas

We are currently working on a way round this problem but unfortunately until we find a resolution we will not be able to ship to the above 9 states. If you live in a state which is not listed then it should be possible to get bottles shipped to you. If anyone would like another copy of the shipping prices for different countries then please let me know and I can get this emailed over to you.

Anyway, I think that is all the news I have at the moment so thank you for reading and I will be in touch in the next few weeks with news of the upcoming bottlings.

Slainte,

Mairi

For the Springbank Society

 To join the Springbank Society please contact them at society@springbankwhisky.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/springbank-society-newsletter-september-2014-scotch-whisky-news/

New Arran Releases For The Autumn – Scotch Whisky News

New releases for the autumn

We released the final chapter of our incredibly popular Devil’s Punchbowl series at the end of July and were absolutely amazed by the response. It sold out in record time with Arran friends keen to complete their Devil’s Punchbowl trilogy. To read some exclusive notes from Master Distiller James MacTaggart on this bottling, click here and sign in to your Arran White Stag account.

For those looking to add to their collection of Arran Single Malts, there are still some bottles of our Limited Edition 17 year-oldavailable to purchase in our web shop.  The next Limited Edition release is our brand new Machrie Moor Peated Arran Cask Strength and 10 year-old Orkney Bere Barley which will be available in our web shop at the end of September. You can find out more about our limited edition whiskies in the private White Stag section of our web site. (Click HERE to join the White Stag of Arran.)

Finally, we have just released our re-designed 10 year-old Single Malt and will be releasing our new design of the 12 year-old Cask Strength in the coming weeks. These expressions are joining our 14 year-old to create a fresh core range of Single Malts for our Distillery before the release of our first ever 18 year-old next year. Our ever-popular Arran Gold Cream Liqueur has also been re-designed and you will find it in our web shop too – just in time for the autumn months when it is perfect on its own, over ice or even in coffee! You can see some more images of our re-designed core range by clicking on Find Out More below.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/new-arran-releases-for-the-autumn-scotch-whisky-news/

New Arran Releases For The Autumn – Scotch Whisky News

New releases for the autumn

We released the final chapter of our incredibly popular Devil’s Punchbowl series at the end of July and were absolutely amazed by the response. It sold out in record time with Arran friends keen to complete their Devil’s Punchbowl trilogy. To read some exclusive notes from Master Distiller James MacTaggart on this bottling, click here and sign in to your Arran White Stag account.

For those looking to add to their collection of Arran Single Malts, there are still some bottles of our Limited Edition 17 year-oldavailable to purchase in our web shop.  The next Limited Edition release is our brand new Machrie Moor Peated Arran Cask Strength and 10 year-old Orkney Bere Barley which will be available in our web shop at the end of September. You can find out more about our limited edition whiskies in the private White Stag section of our web site. (Click HERE to join the White Stag of Arran.)

Finally, we have just released our re-designed 10 year-old Single Malt and will be releasing our new design of the 12 year-old Cask Strength in the coming weeks. These expressions are joining our 14 year-old to create a fresh core range of Single Malts for our Distillery before the release of our first ever 18 year-old next year. Our ever-popular Arran Gold Cream Liqueur has also been re-designed and you will find it in our web shop too – just in time for the autumn months when it is perfect on its own, over ice or even in coffee! You can see some more images of our re-designed core range by clicking on Find Out More below.

FIND OUT MORE

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/new-arran-releases-for-the-autumn-scotch-whisky-news/

The New Talisker 5yo Single Cask Best of the West Festival Bottle Now at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Introducing an incredible single cask Talisker bottled at a staggering 59.9% volume. It is one of only 298 bottles drawn from a refill hogshead and bottled exclusively for The Best of the West Festival.

£58 – Click here to buy

Appearance: Pale straw with a slight greenish tinge

Nose: Briny, vegetal, malty biscuits, faint rubber and peat smoke (abv holding the smoke back)

Palate:Intense peppery heat quickly gives way to a really creamy mouthfeel. Vegetal character turns into seaweed, cereal and woodsmoke.

Finish: Astringent, salty, classic Talisker pepperiness.

Tasting Notes by Jamie Milne.

The Best of the West Festival takes place on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September and hosts over 70 musicians ranging from the world famous, young talent, local pipe bands including Gaelic and more traditional acts. Food and drink features strongly with over 20 whisky distilleries pitting against each other in a light-hearted ‘people’s tasting’ and foods including the famous Mull Cheddars, Inverawe salmons, Loch Fyne Oysters, Bute jams and chutneys.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-new-talisker-5yo-single-cask-best-of-the-west-festival-bottle-now-at-loch-fyne-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

The New Talisker 5yo Single Cask Best of the West Festival Bottle Now at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Introducing an incredible single cask Talisker bottled at a staggering 59.9% volume. It is one of only 298 bottles drawn from a refill hogshead and bottled exclusively for The Best of the West Festival.

£58 – Click here to buy

Appearance: Pale straw with a slight greenish tinge

Nose: Briny, vegetal, malty biscuits, faint rubber and peat smoke (abv holding the smoke back)

Palate:Intense peppery heat quickly gives way to a really creamy mouthfeel. Vegetal character turns into seaweed, cereal and woodsmoke.

Finish: Astringent, salty, classic Talisker pepperiness.

Tasting Notes by Jamie Milne.

The Best of the West Festival takes place on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September and hosts over 70 musicians ranging from the world famous, young talent, local pipe bands including Gaelic and more traditional acts. Food and drink features strongly with over 20 whisky distilleries pitting against each other in a light-hearted ‘people’s tasting’ and foods including the famous Mull Cheddars, Inverawe salmons, Loch Fyne Oysters, Bute jams and chutneys.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-new-talisker-5yo-single-cask-best-of-the-west-festival-bottle-now-at-loch-fyne-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

Save 22% on Malt of the Month Ardbeg Corryvreckan a Nickolls & Perks – Scotch Whisky News

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SEPTEMBER MALT OF THE MONTH | Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1% Alc | £14.15 Off! Now Just £49.95 - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Released to replace the 1990 Airigh Nam Beist the Corryvrecken had some impressing to do, it did just that! Winning a number of awards and scoring 96.5 points in Jim Murray’s whisky bible. Corryvrecken described as a sexy and elusive, Non-Chill filtered single malt bottled at 57.1% well worth taking a swirl if you’re a Islay fan. An outstanding peated malt.

Liquid Gold Award 2014 – Gold Medal – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

WORLD’S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY- World Whiskies Awards 2010 – Winner 

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/save-22-on-malt-of-the-month-ardbeg-corryvreckan-a-nickolls-perks-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “SEPTEMBER OUTTURN: BRACE YOURSELF” – Scotch Whisky News

SEPTEMBER OUTTURN: BRACE YOURSELF

Out on the moors and hills, game season is underway. Which means we’ve been having a veritable field day matching sumptuous wild game with exquisite Society whisky. This month’s Outturn contains the fruits of our labour: 12 glorious flavour profiles, each carefully paired with a game meat, that will steer you towards the rare, single cask bottling – or bottlings – of your choice. Take your pick from our Glorious 12…

Young spritely with woodcock

76.120 Sweetie shop wish list
BUY £48.40

Sweet, fruity mellow with mallard

9.91 A whispering dram
BUY £83.70

Spicy sweet with hare

26.104 Runny honey and chilli pepper
BUY £53.00

2.88 Cinderella weeping over matchmakers
BUY £80.50

73.66 Toffee and humbugs in a tea chest
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Spicy dry with grouse

121.75 Indian potpourri
BUY £48.10

Deep, rich dried fruits with roe deer

35.120 Sugar and spice and all things nice
BUY £43.80

Old dignified with wood pigeon

59.51 A refined cocktail
BUY £137.60

Light delicate with red deer

26.105 Bumblebees by the sea
BUY £122.60

Juicy, oak vanilla with partridge

91.20 The rumbling thunder of contentment
BUY £262.10

G4.7 Flying saucers and foamy shrimps (GRAIN)
BUY £83.10

Oily coastal with rabbit

66.57 Asian Delight
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Lightly peated with guinea fowl

3.225 Galleon attacked by pirates
BUY £60.00

Peated with wild salmon

53.212 Peat smoke and Para Handy puffers
BUY £89.60

Heavily peated with wild boar

10.77 Beware of the monster
Limited availability in UK: On sale from 9am, Fri 5 Sept MORE
£49.00

Browse new Outturn

Browse all bottlings

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/scotch-malt-whisky-society-september-outturn-brace-yourself-scotch-whisky-news/

Cutter joins the anCnoc Peaty Collection – Scotch Whisky News

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Cutter joins the anCnoc Peaty Collection 

#LightOnDark

Earlier this year anCnoc, the spirit of Modern Tradition, shone light on its dark side by introducing the Peaty Collection. Comprising of three exceptional single malt scotch whiskies –Rutter, Flaughter and Tushkar – this new, darker and moodier incarnation of the award-winning Highland Single Malt delighted fans and critics around the world with its depth, focus and the elegant balance between the distillery style and the wealth of rich smokiness. These new unusual bottlings were all named after peat-cutting tools to emphasise the connection between anCnoc and the fuel traditionally used in Scotland in the process of drying malted barley, responsible for the unmistakable, robust character of the finished product.

Cutter

On the 1st of September a new expression has been added to the acclaimed Peaty Collection. Cutter is the fourth in the series and the peatiest one so far. While Rutter, Flaughter and Tushkar had phenol contents ranging from 11 to 15 parts per million (ppm), their new sibling boasts a very high phenol content of 20.5 ppm, putting it in line with some of the most intensely smoky whiskies on the market. It is worth noting that the level of peating is measured on the finished whisky rather than the malt or the new make spirit, giving a more reliable description of the actual perceived level of peatiness. What’s more, the phenol content is highlighted on the packaging to help whisky lovers make more informed decisions.

Cutter is matured in ex-bourbon casks made from American oak. It is bottled at 46% ABV and non chill-filtered. Like all Peaty Collection expressions it is presented at its natural colour, a light shade reminiscent of lemon juice. The aroma is unmistakably peaty with oily smoke followed by a sharper, more medicinal note and a piercing ray of fruit and spice. On the palate it gains even more smoky intensity with ashy overtones, a slight apple-core bitterness and a spicy vanilla heart. This is a richly phenolic whisky for the seasoned peat-lovers or those looking to shine light on their dark side of flavour and experience the full force of a truly peaty dram.

Cutter will be available from the 1st September in key international markets, such as the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and France to name but a few. The US launch date will be confirmed at a later time. The recommended retail price is £52/$85/€64.

The Light Side

While in the recent months there has been much buzz around the new Peaty Collection, anCnoc is best known for its lighter, unpeated expressions. Produced in the tiny village of Knock near Huntly in Aberdeenshire since 1892, anCnoc is a refreshingly modern whisky crafted using traditional methods. A contemporary look at a Scottish classic. The core range comprises of anCnoc 12 Year Old, 16 Year Old and 22 Year Old with a super premium anCnoc 35 Year Old also available.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/cutter-joins-the-ancnoc-peaty-collection-scotch-whisky-news/