Rum: Jamaican Pot Still 2007 Single Barrel Rum

Bottelaar: Liquid Art
Regio: Jamaica
Fles: Jamaican Pot Still 2007/2019 Single Barrel Rum, Liquid Art, 116 bts
Kleur: koper
ABV: 55.3%

Suikerriet

Om hun 5e verjaardag kracht bij te zetten, bottelde Liquid Art niet alleen een geweldige Highland malt whisky van maar liefst 35 jaar oud. Ze keken ook over het muurtje en lanceerden twee rums. Die zetten we eventjes head-to-head. We beginnen met deze Jamaican Pot Still uit 2007.

De neus transporteert je onmiddellijk naar het eiland van Usain Bolt. Puur suikerriet op de neus met hints van peren en bakbananen. Iets van appelsiensap en rozijnen met een toefje vanille en een hint van koffie en houtlijm. Klassiek en uitnodigend.

Hij is bijzonder olieachtig, zeg maar vettig. Lekker prikkelend op de tong met toetsen van vanille, kokosmelk en banaan, aangevuld met chocolade en iets van hazelnoten. Lekker punchy, maar water is overbodig. De kruiden vertalen zich naar nootmuskaat, koriander, tijm en zwarte peper. Ook hier krijg ik weer een toets van houtlijm of vernis, maar het is géén off-note. Het werkt prima.

De afdronk is lekker lang en warm, met nougat en hazelnoten op het sterfbed.

Een heerlijk snoepje voor bij de koffie. Maar ik ga er toch ook wat mee experimenteren, want op die sterkte is hij ideaal voor een leuke cocktail. Overigens een prachtig label, toch? Te koop bij Bert Dexters voor 79 EUR. Je kan hem bereiken op bert@liquidart.be of via de Liquid Art website.

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 16-11-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5226

Free Pair of wireless i10 Earpods with Old Pulteney 15 Year Old at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Free Pair of i10 Earpods with Old Pulteney 15 Year Old

Don’t miss out on this incredible FREE gift with purchase – a pair of i10 wireless earpods when you purchase Old Pulteney 15 Year Old*

This 15 year old from Old Pulteney is one of the most balanced single malts in the range. Matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks and finished in Spanish oak, spice and sweetness combines with the refreshing coastal notes for which Old Pulteney is famed.

70cl 46% abv
£70.00

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*i10 earpods only available whilst stocks last

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/free-pair-of-wireless-i10-earpods-with-old-pulteney-15-year-old-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

Game of Thrones full sets and Mortlach 15 Year Old Six Kingdoms at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Introducing Mortlach 15 Year Old Six Kingdoms  
The Final GoT Single Malt

Complete your GoT single malt collection, or buy the full collection at The Whisky Shop

We have highly limited full sets available, including the brand new Mortlach 15 Year Old – Six Kingdoms as well as individual bottles of the final bottle in the collection.

Don’t miss out on the final addition to the Game of Thrones Single Malt Collection!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/game-of-thrones-full-sets-and-mortlach-15-year-old-six-kingdoms-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

*NEW RELEASES* Sullivans Cove French & American Oak Single Casks – Tasmanian Whisky News

FRENCH OAK TD0196

AMERICAN OAK TD0169

After months of searching for a cask we thought was at the height of perfection for bottling, we’ve discovered both French Oak Tawny and American Oak Bourbon single casks ready for release, and both are now available for sale via our web store.

French Oak Tawny Single Cask TD0196 was aged for 12 years in a 300L French oak cask previously used to mature Australian tawny fortified wine. Bottled at 47.7% abv it produced only 385 bottles.

American Oak Bourbon Single Cask TD0169 was aged for 12 years in a 200L American oak cask previously used to mature bourbon whiskey. Bottled at 47.6% abv it produced only 270 bottles.

Both casks have been bottled completely unflocked and unfiltered.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase both of Sullivans Cove’s flagship single cask expressions at the same time. Click the link below to purchase and see full tasting notes on each cask. Strictly limited to one bottle of each expression per customer.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/new-releases-sullivans-cove-french-american-oak-single-casks-tasmanian-whisky-news/

Isle of Arran Distillers announce new Distillery Manager for Lochranza Distillery – Scotch Whisky News

Isle of Arran Distillers announce new Distillery Manager for Lochranza Distillery

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd has appointed David Livingstone as the new Distillery Manager at their Lochranza Distillery, with James MacTaggart moving to take on the role of Director of Production Operations for both Lochranza and Lagg Distilleries.

Following a lengthy recruitment process, Livingstone, who is originally from Islay, will be swapping whisky islands and bringing his experience across to Arran this month.

He has previously worked at Laphroaig Distillery, working his way up to Assistant Manager at the renowned organisation, and has more recently been involved in setting up the production process systems and assisting with the design at Islay’s newest distillery, Ardnahoe, which opened earlier this year.

His involvement in the process gives him the hands-on experience required to oversee day-to-day operations at the Lochranza Distillery, which produces approximately 600,000 litres a year, as well as a full grasp of all the necessary regulations that are required in modern whisky production.

The appointment comes towards the end of a busy year for the island distillers as they opened Lagg Distillery, their second site on the island producing peated spirit, and launched a new look and packaging re-brand across their core range of Arran Single Malts.

New Distillery Manager, Livingstone, said: “It’s an especially exciting time to take on this role at such a remarkable whisky company and I’m very proud to be given the opportunity to look after the future of these great spirits.

“Our range of Arran Single Malts are loved across the world, and my main priority is to ensure that the quality is preserved going forward.

“Being from the islands myself, I recognise how important distilleries are to island communities and that’s something I’ve always been passionate about. The Isle of Arran Distillers is proud to continue to operate as an independently owned distillery that has the local people at its core.”

James MacTaggart, who has been Master Distiller at Isle of Arran Distillers since 2007, will take on a new role as Director of Production Operations, overseeing both the Lochranza and Lagg Distillery sites.

MacTaggart said: “As the company continues to grow and develop, it’s necessary that we have the best whisky people around us. We’re delighted to have David on board for the next part of our journey and know that we can learn plenty from his wealth of knowledge and experience.

“I’m thoroughly looking forward to my new role as Director of Production Operations and the opportunity to ensure the excellence of our Arran Single Malts is maintained, while introducing people to our new distillery at Lagg and eventually the whisky we’ll produce there.”

For more information about the Isle of Arran Distillers and their range of Arran Single Malts, please visit: www.arranwhisky.com

Notes: 

Accolades for Isle of Arran Distillery include Winner for:

Best New Exporter (2004), Queen’s Award for International Trade (2005), Scottish Distiller of the Year (2007) and Scottish Drinks Producer of the Year (2007) Scottish Field Visitor Experience of the Year 2014 2015

Drinks Business Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism (2017)

Best Brewery/Distillery Tour – Scottish Outdoor Leisure Awards (2017)

Best Visitor Experience – Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (2018)

Product Awards include:

Arran 10 year-old: Gold Medal ‘Best Single Malt 12 Years Under, World Whiskies Awards (2019) San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double Gold Medal (2018). International Wine Spirits Competition Gold Medal (2018). Category Winner and Gold Medal ‘Best Scotch Under 12 Years’ Islands Non-Islay at the World Whiskies Awards (2018). International Spirits Challenge Silver Medal (2018). Ultimate Spirits Challenge 91 points (2018). Ultimate Spirits Challenge Cocktail Commendation for the Rob Roy (2018). Double Gold Medal China Wine Spirits Best Value Awards (2014)

Arran 18 year-old: Gold Medal ‘Best Single Malt 13 – 20 Years, World Whiskies Awards (2019) International Wine Spirits Competition Gold Medal (2018) Category Winner Gold Medal ‘Best Scotch 13-20 Years – Islands (Non- Islay) World Whiskies Awards (2018). International Spirits Challenge Silver Medal (2018) Scottish Field Whisky Challenge – Gold Award for Best Whisky £50-100 (2018)

Quarter Cask ‘The Bothy’: Best Scotch Island Single Malt, World Whiskies Awards (2019) Category Winner Gold Medal ‘No Age Statement Single Malt’ for The Bothy Batch 3 World Whiskies Awards (2018). International Wine Spirits Competition Silver Outstanding Medal (2018). International Spirits Challenge Silver Medal (2018)

Arran Lochranza Reserve: International Wine Spirits Competition Silver Outstanding Medal (2018), International Spirits Challenge Silver Medal (2018)

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/isle-of-arran-distillers-announce-new-distillery-manager-for-lochranza-distillery-scotch-whisky-news/

Introducing Kilchoman UK Small Batch No.1 at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Introducing Kilchoman UK Small Batch No.1

Distilled at Kilchoman on Islay, this single malt is a limited edition produced exclusively for the UK market. Crafted with bourbon and Oloroso sherry matured Kilchoman and one specially selected Madeira hogshead, this first batch is limited to just 1,260 bottles.

Presented at a strength of 48.3% abv, this small batch vatting has notes of citrus and peat smoke with added layers of salted caramel, cinnamon and red berries.

£60.00

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/introducing-kilchoman-uk-small-batch-no-1-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/

Secret Highland Malt 35 Year Old 1983 Liquid Art

Bottelaar: Liquid Art
Regio: Schotland (Highlands)
Fles: Secret Highland Malt 35 Year Old 1983/2019, Liquid Art Whisky Nerds, Butt #82, 246 bts
Kleur: vol goud
ABV: 48.2%

Abrikozen

Liquid Art viert zijn 5e verjaardag in stijl. In samenwerking met Whisky Nerds brengen ze een single sherry butt van 1983 op de markt. De distilleerderij blijft geheim; we weten enkel dat het om een Highland malt gaat. Ik ben eens benieuwd.

De neus is fris fruitig maar vertoont tegelijkertijd een stoffig kantje, alsof ik op de zolder in oude lederen boeken aan het bladeren ben. Het fruit is vooral van de gele variant. Denk perzik, mandarijn en vooral abrikozen. Daarnaast een mooie toets van bijenwas en acacia honing. Amper enige kruiden, maar dat maakt dat deze neus vooral toegankelijk en erg te genieten is. Beetje old school, toch. Dat kan ik alleen maar toejuichen, natuurlijk.

Ook op smaak proef je onmiddellijk de leeftijd. Stoffig, een tikkeltje vermolmd hout en wat jute zakken. Dan volgt een mooi gekruide (dan toch) malt op steenfruit (abrikozen en perzik keren in vol ornaat weer) en iets van kinine. Voeg daar wat gekonfijte gember en zoethout aan toe en je plaatje is bijna compleet. Enkel nog een indrukwekkende dosis bijenwas die hem lekker vettig maakt. Prima sterkte ook. Heerlijk.

De afdronk is zijn sterkte troef. Die duurt een eeuwigheid. En hoewel hij niks nieuws offreert, is hij zo zalig lang en hartverwarmend dat hij een glimlach op mijn tronie tovert.

Ik schenk me gauw nog een glas uit. Dit is top. En hoewel 300 EUR veel geld is, is dit zo’n verwennerij dat ik het er voor over heb.

89/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 16-11-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5221

Amrut Greedy Angel’s at Nickolls & Perks – Indian Whisky News

NEW IN
The Greedy Angel’s return, plus new
releases from Morrison Mackay,
A.D. Rattray and The Single Malts of Scotland.
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AMRUT 10 YEAR OLD GREEDY ANGEL’S
PEATED SHERRY FINISH

70cl | 60%

Peated Indian single malt highlighting the
rapid maturation of whisky in high
temperatures.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/amrut-greedy-angels-at-nickolls-perks-indian-whisky-news/

Single Malts of Scotland – Reserve Casks

Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks

Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks

 

Elixir Distillers has recently unveiled a new series of small-batch single malts in the Single Malts of Scotland range, all marriages of four to six casks selected by whisky-maker Oliver Chilton and bottled at 48%.

This Reserve Casks series has a first batch (Parcel No.1) with three bottlings. They are intended as introductions to the brand, leading up to the higher strength single cask releases. The labels even mention the amount of angel’s share over the years, a nice touch.

 

 

Glen Elgin 2006 - Reserve CasksGlen Elgin 2006 - Reserve CasksGlen Elgin 13 yo 2006 (48%, Single Malts of Scotland ‘Reserve Casks’ No. 1 2019, 4 hogsheads, 29.82% Angel’s share)

Nose: fairly green, with lots of freshly cut apples, rhubarb and unripe pears, green banana and big hints of strawberry bubblegum. Cornflakes and hints of coconut and sunflower oil. Crushed (mint) leafs. Mouth: a white Sauvignon fruitiness. Green apple, lime and gooseberries. Moving towards grapefruit and green tea. A gentle grassy / bitter edge. Barley sugar, white pepper and a hint of vanilla. Subtle waxy notes. Finish: quite long and drying, with grassy notes, white oak spice and liquorice.

A fresh and green Glen Elgin with thicker, waxier notes on the palate. Springtime whisky really. Slightly on the youngish side perhaps, but a good example of this style. Available from The Whisky Exchange and others.

Score: 84/100

 

 

 

Orkney 2008 - Reserve CasksOrkney 2008 - Reserve CasksOrkney single malt 12 yo 2006 (48%, Single Malts of Scotland ‘Reserve Casks’ No. 1 2019, 5 hogsheads, 6.80% Angel’s share)

Nose: citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit), mineral touches (limestone, wet chalk, yeast, beach pebbles), hay and touches of parsley. White bread. Hints of smoked meat and earthy ash in the background. Mouth: sweeter, with a bigger sooty side and the same light meatiness (pechuga mezcal, you should try that). Hints of olive oil and smoked cereals, lime and chalk. Lemon and salt. Finish: long, on heathery smoke, sweet herbs and black pepper.

Rather classic again, with minerals and above-average smoke as well as fresh citrus. As good as (slightly diluted) distillate driven Highland Park gets. Available from The Whisky Exchange and others.

Score: 88/100

 

 

 

Caol Ila 2008 - Reserve CasksCaol Ila 2008 - Reserve CasksCaol Ila 11 yo 2008 (48%, Single Malts of Scotland ‘Reserve Casks’ No. 1 2019, 4 hogsheads, 21.88% Angel’s share)

Nose: a lot of mezcal again, coal ashes, hessian and tarry ropes. Some lemons and apples. Beach sand and rock pools. Slight medicinal touches. A light waxy / vanilla edge in the distance too. Mouth: drier than expected, on liquorice, plenty of salty brine, some bready notes and earthy smoke. Hints of green tea and herbs. Finish: rather long and briny, on smoked tea and aniseed but also with rounder hints of almonds.

It’s a constant for this series: prototypical single malts that remain accessible. Perfect for semi-advanced tasters. Available from The Whisky Exchange and others.

Score: 86/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/caol-ila/single-malts-of-scotland-reserve-casks/

New Carn Mor Caol Ila 9yo at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2010 Strictly Limited

In the lovely new Strictly Limited packaging, comes a new Caol Ila from a line of excellent young casks. Now at 47.5% there is even more to like! Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2010 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask hogshead bottled 2019 by Morrison MacKay for the Strictly Limited series. 411 bottles.

Caol Ila Distillery is famous for the stunning view from its still house windows looking out across the Sound of Islay and for the objects which have passed by including naval battleships, submarines and whales. Caol Ila was established in 1846 by Hector Henderson on a sheltered but rocky stretch of coast on north east Islay. Now the largest malt whiskey distillery on Islay it produces peated and some un-peated malt whisky with the distillery range including Caol Ila 12 year old and the Distiller’s Edition. Caol Ila participates in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

Buy – Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2010 – £41.86

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/11/new-carn-mor-caol-ila-9yo-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/