The Glenlivet Code at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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GLENLIVET CODE

$126.28

ABV: 48.0%
BOTTLER: Distillery
REGION: Speyside

Glenlivet Code Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Limited edition for you to crack the whisky’s combination of aromas and flavours. *LIMIT OF 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER* Having out-grown his distillery at Upper Drumin George Smith built a new distillery in 1858 at Minore just short distance upstream of the River Livet and which he opened the following year and named Glenlivet Distillery. During the 1850s the Edinburgh firm of Andrew Usher produced the first vatting of malt whiskey from a single distillery using a number of different vintages of Glenlivet whiskey. Following expansion in 2010 this distillery is now equipped with fourteen stills making it one of the largest malt whiskey distilleries in Scotland. The range includes Glenlivet Founders Reserve and Nadurra.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-glenlivet-code-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

EXCLUSIVE SINGLE CASK STUNNERS FROM DICKEL AT K&L CALIFORNIA – American Whiskey News

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It was this past September that we last received a shipment of single barrel exclusives from George Dickel. While not technically bourbon, these Tennessee whiskeys immediately grabbed the attention of wheated bourbon fans — revealing much the same profile as the most coveted bottlings in this category, but without cracking the $50 mark. Sweet, rich, and high proofed, they are precisely what the discerning bourbon drinker is looking for. As we anticipated, they flew out the door, so we’ve gone back and secured three more barrels. This set is every bit as impressive as the first, and are truly astounding finds — especially when you consider their price-to-quality ratio. By their very nature, quantities are super limited, so don’t wait too long to pick up these exclusive stunners.

Another recent arrival is the truly stunning Balvenie “Peat Week.” An outlier in Balvenie’s portfolio, this bold and smoky concoction is not some clever marketing ploy, but a truly unique expression from a distillery that’s made its name with subtle and nuanced Scotches. Consistently one of our favorite annual releases, this year’s expression is heavenly. It is crafted in a way that will appeal to longtime Balvenie fans, as well as the most ardent followers of Ardbeg, which is to say, it shows the perfect amount of smoke without masking the underlying complexity for which Balvenie is so well known.

And for our gin aficionados, we have available the much-lauded Malacca from Tanqueray. This Old Tom style was an underground success when it was released in 1997 until its mothballing a few short years later. Thankfully, with the rise of interest in artisanal gins, Tanqueray decided to reintroduce their delightful take on Old Tom. Citrusy, fresh, and with a soft approach, it is perfect for anyone who is on the hunt for the perfect mixing gin that also drinks beautifully on its own.

EXCLUSIVE SINGLE CASK STUNNERS FROM DICKEL

When you talk to passionate bourbon drinkers today, most of them are looking for the rich, sweet, boldly flavored, high-proof editions that seem to have completely evaporated from today’s market. Part of the reason the Van Winkle expressions (and the Weller bourbons by default) became so beloved, besides the pull of pop culture, has to do with their sweeter profile due to the lack of rye grain in the mash bill as a balance. While not technically categorized as bourbon (even though it qualifies as such, Dickel goes by Tennessee whiskey), the distillery’s high corn, low rye mash of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley results in a whiskey brimming with sweetness and lighter on the peppery and herbaceous elements. The only thing that’s ever kept Dickel from becoming the next big thing in the American whiskey scene is the low proof, but that’s where the company’s single barrel program comes in. Each KL selected single cask of Dickel comes with a 9-year age statement and 51.5% ABV, dialing up the sweetness and sending serious bourbon fans into a frenzy.

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George Dickel “KL Exclusive” 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L8040K1007 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Barrel K1007 is bold and spicy on the nose but big, sweet, and woody on the palate. This Tennessee Whiskey has the smooth finish you’d expect from its more famous cousin, bourbon.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: May 20, 2018

If you’ve loved the previous Dickel selections we’ve bottled, this is a worthy follow up. It’s big, bold, and spicy but with the classically smooth finish you want from Dickel. That spice is like you’ve mixed cinnamon and clove together with fresh saw dust. It’s beautiful and full and the perfect playmate for many different cocktails, especially those with a sweet vermouth.

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George Dickel “KL Exclusive” 9 Year Old Single Barrel #08D09F70415 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Barrel 0415 is amazingly different from the majority of the Dickel barrels we have selected. There is a fruity component here that you just don’t often see in Bourbon (or Tennessee whiskey). In a way it seems to drink backwards from the other Dickel selections. It begins sweet, floral, and compels you to linger on the nose. The palate shows that signature smooth sweetness, and then Wham! the spice on the finish brings it all together.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: May 20, 2018

This is the most compelling of the Dickel Barrels to date. It’s noticeably different from anything else we’ve bottled before. While many single barrels are a riff on a theme, the nose here just jumps out as being wildly different. It’s fruity, intense, a bit floral, and is the kind of whiskey you’d be happy to nose all night long. The only problem with that plan is that it is so big, full, and rich on the palate that you’d be missing out on the sweet profile and long clean finish.

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George Dickel “KL Exclusive” 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L7233K1007 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Barrel #1007 is the corniest of the bunch (in a good way) with lots of sweet grainy aromas and notes of buttered popcorn with baking spices on the palate. It’s never sweet or overtly rich, however, in spite of those characteristics. The finish is spicy and lively with hints of barrel char and rich oak that linger for minutes. It’s a whiskey for those looking for bourbon-like alternatives that still retain their favorite flavors.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: January 11, 2018

George Dickel is like your favorite musician. Any album they put out you just have to listen to because they’re all so damn good. This new barrel is no exception. It might be because I’ve been drinking so much of it that the twists and turns a new barrel brings stand out in interesting ways, but I think this is the best barrel of the season (and I’m afraid our last for a while). There is a darker caramel note here – almost fudge like. The wood spice takes a back seat to the sweetness of the corn itself. Endlessly smooth and still peppy at 103 proof, this is another home run.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/exclusive-single-cask-stunners-from-dickel-at-kl-california-american-whiskey-news/

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2018 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling – American Whiskey News

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Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2018 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling

12th Edition of annual ultra-premium release renews partnership with Master Blender Alain Royer and continues support of ALS research and patient care

BARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the 2018 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in orange curaçao barrels. The 12th edition will ship into select markets across the country beginning in September.

The 2018 edition showcases the versatility that Heaven Hill’s 1.4 million aging barrels provide for an ultra-premium, innovative Bourbon. Aged for seven to eight years in the upper floors of Rickhouse Q, the Bourbon was then aged for four months in barrels that previously held French orange curaçao liqueur. The orange curaçao finished offering is the second barrel-finished Bourbon in twelve years of the annual Parker’s Heritage Collection series. Royer also partnered on a previous edition, which featured a Cognac finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Bottled at 110 proof (55% abv) and non-chill filtered to preserve all the flavor compounds, the orange curaçao finish lends a unique flavor that complements the Bourbon without overpowering it, creating an entirely new and elegant tasting experience.

The annual release of Parker’s signature line is one of the most highly anticipated bottlings for Whiskey and Bourbon lovers worldwide, as the collection produces an innovative, highly sought after bottling each year and now serves as a remembrance of the collection’s namesake. Parker’s Heritage Collection was originally conceived to showcase the extraordinary quality and broad range of Heaven Hill’s American Whiskey holdings, as Heaven Hill boasts the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey.

The late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam, for whom the acclaimed series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010. The past five editions from 2013-2017, including the “Promise of Hope” Bourbon, the “Original Batch” Straight Wheat Whiskey, the Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, the 24-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, and the 11-Year-Old Single Barrel, respectively, have raised over one million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased. Heaven Hill will continue with this cause-related campaign, and will again contribute a portion of the proceeds from the average national retail cost of $89.99 of each 750ml bottle sold of this year’s release to the ALS Association. With every past edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection quickly selling out, the company expects to continue to generate significant dollars for this effort in Parker’s memory.

“We are excited to resume our partnership with Alain Royer as we continue to innovate with barrel finished products,” said Susan Wahl, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill Distillery.  “Parker appreciated thoughtful, new ways to enjoy Bourbon, as evidenced by his original collaboration with Royer.  This newest edition blends both Parker’s imprint, as the Bourbon was distilled by him several years ago, but also the imprint of our current Master Distiller, Denny Potter, who worked through countless samples to find the perfect balance of flavor and Bourbon. We are proud to continue offering the Parker’s Heritage Collection in his memory and continue to support ALS research and patient care efforts.”

Packaged in the same upscale 750ml bottle as the previous eleven editions, but with a beige colored label, the newest Parker’s Heritage Collection edition reflects the care and craftsmanship of its contents. Available in a three-bottle case, it will be featured on the shelves and back bars of the nation’s finest spirits retailers and on-premise accounts starting in September. With previous releases having won multiple awards from Whisky Advocate magazine, Whisky Magazine and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the series stands as some of the most critically lauded American Whiskeys in recent memory. Past bottlings have won awards ranging from “Best North American Whiskey” to “American Whiskey of the Year” to “Best of Show, Brown Spirits.”

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ABOUT HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY: Founded in Kentucky by the Shapira family in 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery continues its legacy as one of the foremost American Whiskey producers. Heaven Hill has cultivated the traditions and history of America’s Native Spirit with its fierce independence, passionate family ownership, dedication to quality, and thoughtful innovation. Today, Heaven Hill Distillery maintains over 1.4 million barrels aging in 56 warehouses throughout Nelson and Jefferson Counties. It is home to an award-winning collection of American Whiskeys including Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky and Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill Distillery currently holds the title of 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition Best Bourbon, 2017 Whisky Advocate Whisky of the Year, and previously held the titles of 2016 Whisky Magazine Distillery of the Year, 2016 Whisky Advocate American Whiskey of the Year and 2016 Rye Whiskey of the Year from “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.” For more information, please visit www.heavenhilldistillery.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/heaven-hill-distillery-announces-release-of-2018-parkers-heritage-collection-limited-edition-bottling-american-whiskey-news/

Glencadam Origin 1825

Since 2003 Glencadam distillery has been owned by Angus Dundee Distillers Plc who also launched the first single malt expression in 2005. Glencadam Origin 1825 was released in 2016 as their first NAS expression.

It is matured in American white oak bourbon casks and finished in Oloroso sherry butts.

 

 

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Nose: rather synthetic banana ice cream, oatcakes and whiffs of glue and turpentine. Not as bad as it sounds. Fresh oak shavings. Evolves towards tinned pineapple and coconut flakes. Tuttifrutti candy. Light floral notes, hints of citrus. Mouth: far less exciting. Still youngish banana notes and pear drops, but pretty much washed down. Also some oak juices but again quite weak. Vanilla and light peppery oak. Hints of custard. Finish: medium long, on creamy malt and peppery oak.

As an entry-level malt I think it stands out (a little) on the nose, but this positive vibe was pretty much crushed on the palate, with a weak and rather bland profile. Origin 1825 is not a bad idea if you’re mostly drinking blends, but nothing really exciting either. Cheap: just € 30 from Master of Malt or TWE.

Score: 79/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/glencadam/glencadam-origin-1825/

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ProefOlympics 2018 – Deelnemen is Winnen!

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul di, juli 03, 2018 06:06:07

Vorig jaar naam ik voor het eerst
deel aan de ProefOlympics (die toen al aan hun derde editie toe waren). Ik moet
bekennen: het is aartsmoeilijk, maar wel bijzonder leuk.

Zo’n 85 deelnemers uit Nederland en
België namen deel aan deze blinde proeverij, waarbij organisator Norbert
Tebarts niet alleen een mooie line-up bedenkt en die naar de deelnemers stuurt
(een paar weken op voorhand, gelukkig), maar bovendien elke dag een blogpost
publiceert op Facebook die – zo wordt ons toch voorgehouden – enkele tips zou
kunnen bevatten.

Tweede bekentenis: ik lees die
nooit, want wil niet beïnvloed worden – en proef lang op voorhand (maar als ik mijn scores zo bekijk, zou
ik dat misschien beter wel doen).

Vorig jaar eindigde ik op de 48e
plaats met 234 punten. Mijn betrachting was om dit jaar beter te doen. Veel
meer ambitie had ik niet, want ervaring leert dat blind proeven echt wel
bijzonder moeilijk is.

Ik ga er niet veel meer woorden aan
vuil maken, maar louter opsommen wat we uiteindelijk voor de kiezen kregen met
daarachter (tussen haakjes) wat ik dacht dat ik geproefd had. Beloof me aub
niet te hard te lachen. Ja, kijk maar… in vele gevallen zat ik blijkbaar met
mijn sample op een andere planeet!

11 juni: GlenDronach 18 Year Old Allardice
(Isle of Jura)
12 juni: Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra (Braes of Glenlivet)
13 juni: Hakushu 18 Year Old (Monkey Shoulder – OMG…)
14 juni: Bruichladdich 16 Year Old 1993 Old Malt Cask (Glenkinchie – OMG…)
15 juni: Tullibardine 20 Year Old (Inchmurrin)
16 juni: Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1991 Cooper’s Choice (Lagavulin)

Na de eerste week wist ik al dat ik er niet veel van ging terecht brengen, dit
jaar. Slechts een paar puntjes werden gesprokkeld en we belandden meteen aan de
onderkant van de tabel.

18 juni: Hazelburn 9 Year Old 2007
Barolo (Auchroisk)
19 juni: Aultmore 5 Year Old Provenance Autumn (Blair Athol)
20 juni: Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990 Single Grain (Elijah Craig)

Na 9 dagen was ik helemaal onderaan beland, op de allerlaatste plaats. Rode
lantaarn. Ik weet dat ik al lekker spul geproefd heb, maar daar is mijn ego
niks mee…

21 juni: Kilkerran Work in Progress
VI Bourbon (Auchentoshan – het is niet waar, hé!!!)
22 juni: Ledaig 12 Year Old 2004 Gordon Macphail (Ledaig)

Eindelijk! Ik pak 57 punten, wat de
tweede score van de dag is. Ik stijg met stip in de tabel en krijg er weer zin
in.

23 juni: Glen Scotia 1992 Coilltean (Isle of
Jura)
25 juni: Fettercairn 28 Year Old 1988 Signatory Cask Strength Collection
(Braeval)
26 juni: Kilchoman 100% Islay 7th Edition (Lagavulin)
27 juni: Old Forrester 12 Year Old 1984 Barrel Reserve (W.L. Weller)
28 juni: Arran 19 Year Old 1996 for The Nectar (Glenrothes)
29 juni: Clynelish 21 Year Old 1997 The Ultimate (Clynelish)

Ja! Op de voorlaatste dag pak ik de
dagscore en heis ik mezelf terug naar de juiste kant van de tabel. Ik stijg met
stip naar plaats 30, wat me aangenaam verrast. Nu maar hopen dat die laatste
dag me niet helemaal terug naar beneden doet tuimelen. Immers, herinner u mijn
ambitie: beter doen dan vorig jaar wil zeggen meer dan 234 punten scoren en
hoger dan 48 eindigen.

30 juni: Macallan 24 Year Old 1988 Adelphi (Edradour
– OMG…).

Tja, bij die laatste zat ik er
(letterlijk en figuurlijk) mijlenver naast, maar dat weerhield me er niet van
mijn ambitie waar te maken.

Eindresultaat: 40e
plaats met 250 punten. Met 11 van de 18 die ik nog nooit eerder had geproefd,
vind ik dat eigenlijk best wel meevallen.

Eindigen doe ik graag op exact
dezelfde manier als vorig jaar.

Eén ding is zeker: de slogan van Norbert ‘Deelnemen is Winnen’ is meer
dan terecht. Want ik heb echt lekkere dingen geproefd en mij reuze geamuseerd
met de commentaren op Facebook tijdens de olympics. Ik zal dan ook met veel
plezier deelnemen aan de volgende editie als ik daar de kans toe krijg.

Tot slot: een dikke proficiat aan Norbert voor het organiseren van deze
Proefolympics. Het kan geen sinecure zijn om zo’n diverse line-up te verzinnen,
aan te schaffen voor 85 man binnen een bepaald budget en er dan voor zorgen dat
iedereen alles probleemloos en tijdig in de bus krijgt. Wat een
organisatie! Well done.

PS. Het wordt hoog tijd om er toch eens een Auchentoshan in te steken,
hoor!

May
the Malt be with you!

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society July Update: Numbers dwindling – Scotch Whisky News

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JULY OUTTURN UPDATE

Numbers from this month’s Outturn are dwindling, hunt down your favourite flavour before these rare breeds become extinct. To help keep you on track, here are some tasty targets to aim for – order now to avoid disappointment.

THE CHARLIE MACLEAN MASTERCLASS

Charlie MacLean joined the Society at its outset in the early 1980s and became a chair of the Tasting Panel in 1992. This July we’re celebrating our long-standing relationship with Charlie and reflecting on his involvement with us as we discuss his journey with whisky.

Throughout the month, Charlie will be sharing his extensive knowledge in the form of whisky masterclass videos, helping you experience our exceptional single cask,single malt whiskies
at their best.

First up, he explains how to approach the Society’s cask strength bottlings.

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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

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Old Tullymet Scotch Whisky at The Party Source – Scotch Whisky News

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Old Tullymet Scotch Whisky – A truly historic Scotch whisky, with roots dating back over 200 years, this blend takes its name from the now-shuttered Tullymet Highland Single Malt Distillery (originally Auchnagie Distillery).  A key malt component in the famous blending giant, Dewar’s, Tullymet quickly gained notoriety for outstanding quality, but could not keep up with demand.  That same quality continues today with this affordable blend containing a high percentage of single malt – at least 25%.  With loads of dried fruits, nuts, vanilla, and warm baking spices, it’s a fruitcake in a glass.  Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a highball with a twist of lemon.  Slainte!

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THE MACALLAN REVEALS LATEST LIMITED-EDITION WHISKY: EDITION NO.4 – Scotch Whisky News

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THE MACALLAN REVEALS LATEST LIMITED-EDITION WHISKY: EDITION NO.4

AN EMBODIMENT OF THE NEW SPEYSIDE DISTILLERY

New York, July 11, 2018 – The Macallan has unveiled Edition No.4 – a new limited-edition whisky. The fourth release in the innovative Edition Series, Edition No.4 embodies the craftsmanship and pioneering design of the new Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland, which opened in June 2018. The liquid  demonstrates the mastery of whisky making on the estate since 1824 and is another exceptional example of The Macallan’s dedication to quality.

Edition No.4 explores the whisky making process, exposing the detail of its creation for true transparency. This limited-edition whisky has been shaped by the use of incomparable oak casks, which are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colors and distinctive aromas and flavors of The Macallan. Nick Savage, The Macallan’s Master Distiller, has handpicked casks to reflect a modern flavor profile while staying true to The Macallan Sherry-seasoned oak casks maturation.

The meticulous attention to detail and quality in the oak cask selection brings different dimensions as each cask imparts its own influence to the whisky, delivering surprising aromas and character. Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant and invigorating single malt that brings notes of rounded honey, sweet toffee and citrus fruits.

While previous releases, Edition No.1 and Edition No.2, highlighted the influence each cask has on the taste and flavor of the whisky, Edition No.3 provided an insight into the aromas. Edition No.4 stands out by revealing the structure of the whisky, drawing parallels on how the new Macallan Distillery is constructed, and showcases the lengths The Macallan goes to when creating single malts.

Taking inspiration from the structure of the new distillery, Edition No.4 exposes the role of each cask in the making of the whisky. European oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Tevasa provide the foundation, contributing rich notes of dried fruit and delivering a layer of wood spices and root ginger, while European oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Jose y Miguel Martin and Diego Martin Rosado shape the form of the whisky, offering notes of dried fruit, dates and figs.  American oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Vasyma balance the structure, imparting vanilla, toffees and butterscotch. The capstone which completes the composition is represented through refill sherry-seasoned oak casks, bringing the bright, lively character of citrus fruits.

Nick Savage, The Macallan Master Distiller, notes: “Edition No.4 is a celebration of The Macallan’s whisky making heritage as we enter an exciting new era, marking the coming together of our history and new horizons in the creation of two structural masterpieces: a remarkable whisky and a magnificent new distillery.”

With an ABV of 48.4% and a natural color of burnished copper, Edition No.4 is a distinct whisky that pushes the boundaries of innovation and reflects the passion, traditions and craftsmanship that goes into the art of the perfect cask selection.

The Edition No.4 limited edition pack featuring a hand signed print of The Macallan Distillery by Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin will be available in select retailers across the US as of July 2018 for a SRP of $100.

For further information visit: https://www.themacallan.com/

Tasting notes:

Color: Burnished copper  

Nose: Bold and rounded honey with a sweet toffee apple note. Orange zest follows a background of ginger and nutmeg. Robust, polished matured oak comes at the end in contrast to the subtle green wood and floral undertones.

Palate: Nutmeg with wood spices and green cloves open up immediately, with a calm following the intense beginnings, leaving a sweet and vanilla viscous mouth coating.

Finish: Fruity with oaky sweetness, long and lasting.

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About The Macallan

Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan is one of the world’s’ most admired and awarded single malt whiskies. The reputation of The Macallan is based on a product of outstanding quality and distinctive character, founded upon a set of guiding principles, the Six Pillars. An unrivalled obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its’ founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland. The distillery is surrounded by the 390 acre Macallan estate, with Easter Elchies House at its center, a Highland Manor built in 1700.

For more information visit www.us.themacallan.com. The Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-macallan-reveals-latest-limited-edition-whisky-edition-no-4/

The Whisky Barrel Release STRATHCLYDE 30 YEAR OLD 1988 GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL #62125 – Scotch Whisky News

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The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottling, 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release an exclusive single grain Scotch whisky from Strathclyde Grain Distillery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Glasgow Garden Festival.

The Garden Festival took place in Glasgow between the 26th of April and 26th of September 1988 and attracted over four million visitors. It was one of the five National Garden Festivals and the only one in Scotland.

The National Garden Festivals were based on the German post-war ‘Bundesgartenschau’ idea for reclaiming large areas of disused or neglected land in cities. The Glasgow site is now home to the Glasgow Science Centre and a digital media village on the banks of the River Clyde.

Strathclyde Grain Distillery sits within the Gorbals district of Glasgow, just along the River Clyde from where the Garden Festival took place. The distillery is Glasgow’s only grain distillery but hasn’t always just made grain whiskies. A set of stills was installed in 1956 and the distillery produced a single malt, Kinclaith. In 1975 Strathclyde stopped producing malted whisky and turned to producing grain whisky for blends. There are no official bottlings of Strathclyde or Kinclaith available.

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1988 is available exclusively from TheWhiskyBarrel.com. Distilled on the 9th of June 1988 and bottled on the 10th of June 2018. Single barrel there are just 137 bottles available. There will be a restriction of two bottles per customer in the interest of fairness.

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan. 

Strathclyde 30 Year Old Glasgow Garden Festival | 1988 | TheWhiskyBarrel.com| 54.3%

Tasting notes 

Colour: Golden syrup.

Nose: Sweet butterscotch and toffee. 

Taste: Caramelised sugar, rich toffee and Scottish vanilla tablet. 

Finish: Medium dry, satisfying finish with hints of fudge and toffee lingering. 

Price: £130 GBP / $143 USD (+ PP) 

Notice:-

Q) What is the product called?
A) Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival

Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
A) Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Q) Where is it available?
A) Scotland, off-trade, TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
A) Scotland only, TheWhiskyBarrel.com ships worldwide.

Q) How much is it?
A) £130 GBP / $143 USD (+ PP)

Q) Who handles the product’s distribution?
A) In-house at TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 54.3% ABV natural cask strength.

Q) Why has this product been launched?
A) Limited Edition single cask distillery exclusive for The Whisky Barrel. 

The Whisky Barrel is a speciaslit online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. Prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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William Larue Weller 12 Year Old 2003 Barrel Proof

ProefOlympics 2018 – Deelnemen is Winnen!

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul di, juli 03, 2018 06:06:07

Vorig jaar naam ik voor het eerst
deel aan de ProefOlympics (die toen al aan hun derde editie toe waren). Ik moet
bekennen: het is aartsmoeilijk, maar wel bijzonder leuk.

Zo’n 85 deelnemers uit Nederland en
België namen deel aan deze blinde proeverij, waarbij organisator Norbert
Tebarts niet alleen een mooie line-up bedenkt en die naar de deelnemers stuurt
(een paar weken op voorhand, gelukkig), maar bovendien elke dag een blogpost
publiceert op Facebook die – zo wordt ons toch voorgehouden – enkele tips zou
kunnen bevatten.

Tweede bekentenis: ik lees die
nooit, want wil niet beïnvloed worden – en proef lang op voorhand (maar als ik mijn scores zo bekijk, zou
ik dat misschien beter wel doen).

Vorig jaar eindigde ik op de 48e
plaats met 234 punten. Mijn betrachting was om dit jaar beter te doen. Veel
meer ambitie had ik niet, want ervaring leert dat blind proeven echt wel
bijzonder moeilijk is.

Ik ga er niet veel meer woorden aan
vuil maken, maar louter opsommen wat we uiteindelijk voor de kiezen kregen met
daarachter (tussen haakjes) wat ik dacht dat ik geproefd had. Beloof me aub
niet te hard te lachen. Ja, kijk maar… in vele gevallen zat ik blijkbaar met
mijn sample op een andere planeet!

11 juni: GlenDronach 18 Year Old Allardice
(Isle of Jura)
12 juni: Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra (Braes of Glenlivet)
13 juni: Hakushu 18 Year Old (Monkey Shoulder – OMG…)
14 juni: Bruichladdich 16 Year Old 1993 Old Malt Cask (Glenkinchie – OMG…)
15 juni: Tullibardine 20 Year Old (Inchmurrin)
16 juni: Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1991 Cooper’s Choice (Lagavulin)

Na de eerste week wist ik al dat ik er niet veel van ging terecht brengen, dit
jaar. Slechts een paar puntjes werden gesprokkeld en we belandden meteen aan de
onderkant van de tabel.

18 juni: Hazelburn 9 Year Old 2007
Barolo (Auchroisk)
19 juni: Aultmore 5 Year Old Provenance Autumn (Blair Athol)
20 juni: Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990 Single Grain (Elijah Craig)

Na 9 dagen was ik helemaal onderaan beland, op de allerlaatste plaats. Rode
lantaarn. Ik weet dat ik al lekker spul geproefd heb, maar daar is mijn ego
niks mee…

21 juni: Kilkerran Work in Progress
VI Bourbon (Auchentoshan – het is niet waar, hé!!!)
22 juni: Ledaig 12 Year Old 2004 Gordon Macphail (Ledaig)

Eindelijk! Ik pak 57 punten, wat de
tweede score van de dag is. Ik stijg met stip in de tabel en krijg er weer zin
in.

23 juni: Glen Scotia 1992 Coilltean (Isle of
Jura)
25 juni: Fettercairn 28 Year Old 1988 Signatory Cask Strength Collection
(Braeval)
26 juni: Kilchoman 100% Islay 7th Edition (Lagavulin)
27 juni: Old Forrester 12 Year Old 1984 Barrel Reserve (W.L. Weller)
28 juni: Arran 19 Year Old 1996 for The Nectar (Glenrothes)
29 juni: Clynelish 21 Year Old 1997 The Ultimate (Clynelish)

Ja! Op de voorlaatste dag pak ik de
dagscore en heis ik mezelf terug naar de juiste kant van de tabel. Ik stijg met
stip naar plaats 30, wat me aangenaam verrast. Nu maar hopen dat die laatste
dag me niet helemaal terug naar beneden doet tuimelen. Immers, herinner u mijn
ambitie: beter doen dan vorig jaar wil zeggen meer dan 234 punten scoren en
hoger dan 48 eindigen.

30 juni: Macallan 24 Year Old 1988 Adelphi (Edradour
– OMG…).

Tja, bij die laatste zat ik er
(letterlijk en figuurlijk) mijlenver naast, maar dat weerhield me er niet van
mijn ambitie waar te maken.

Eindresultaat: 40e
plaats met 250 punten. Met 11 van de 18 die ik nog nooit eerder had geproefd,
vind ik dat eigenlijk best wel meevallen.

Eindigen doe ik graag op exact
dezelfde manier als vorig jaar.

Eén ding is zeker: de slogan van Norbert ‘Deelnemen is Winnen’ is meer
dan terecht. Want ik heb echt lekkere dingen geproefd en mij reuze geamuseerd
met de commentaren op Facebook tijdens de olympics. Ik zal dan ook met veel
plezier deelnemen aan de volgende editie als ik daar de kans toe krijg.

Tot slot: een dikke proficiat aan Norbert voor het organiseren van deze
Proefolympics. Het kan geen sinecure zijn om zo’n diverse line-up te verzinnen,
aan te schaffen voor 85 man binnen een bepaald budget en er dan voor zorgen dat
iedereen alles probleemloos en tijdig in de bus krijgt. Wat een
organisatie! Well done.

PS. Het wordt hoog tijd om er toch eens een Auchentoshan in te steken,
hoor!

May
the Malt be with you!

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