The Good Dram Show – Episode 322 ‘Glencadam & Tomintoul’ – Scotch Whisky News

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Welcome to another alcohol fueled episode of the show. This week I’ll be looking at seven single cask, cask strength bottlings from theses two iconic distilleries!

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Amrut AATMA Indian Single Malt Whisky at Park Ave Liquor Shop – Indian Whisky News

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Amrut AATMA

Indian Single Malt Whisky 

“Aatma is a Hindi word meaning “Soul” or “Spirit” which we thought was an appropriate name for a Single Cask offering, as it reflects the soul of the whisky. It is non-chill filtered, and has no color added. This will be a collector’s portfolio whisky. This seven year old whisky is rare. The climate for whisky aged in Bangalore, India equates to whisky from Scotland that is more than 3 times the actual age, so the taste profile is similar to a 21 year old or greater.”

PRICE: $250/btl

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bottling – One Giant Leap at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Exclusive Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bottling

One Giant Leap Deanston 10 Year Old

Friday the 19th of July, 2019, Fife, Scotland

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release an exclusive single malt Scotch whisky distilled at Deanston Distillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

One Giant Leap
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deanston 10 Year Old, 2009 Vintage

On the 20th of July 1960 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon in what was one of the most historic, scientific, culturally significant events of the 20th Century. Those famous words spoken by Armstrong really do sum up the event – “one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” And fifty years on, we’re all still talking about it.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, TheWhiskyBarrel.com has selected a single cask of Deanston single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled in March 2009, this whisky has been aged for 10 years before bottling in June 2019 at 61.6% ABV. Matured in a single American oak first fill Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead (cask reference #WB1003), this whisky is limited to just 276 numbered bottles.

Deanston Distillery was established near Doune in 1965, the same decade as the Moon landing. It is located within a huge old weaving mill dating from 1785 and distillation commenced in 1966. This is a Highland malt whisky distillery equipped with an open topped cast iron mash tun and four gleaming copper stills.

Available exclusively from TheWhiskyBarrel.com, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan.

One Giant Leap Deanston 10 Year Old | 2009 | TheWhiskyBarrel.com | 61.6%

Tasting notes
Colour: Deep sherry.
Nose: Rich, sweet and fruity sherry notes. Milk chocolate coated raisins.
Taste: Stewed soft fruits with abundant ripe plums and sun kissed raisins. Dark brown sugar and a hint of citrus.
Finish: Long, sweet and spice finish. Dried fruits and a hint of pepper.

Price: £120 GBP inc VAT / $122USD (+ PP) *

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Q) What is the product called?
A)  One Giant Leap Deanston 10 Year Old 2009 Exclusive.

Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
A) Friday the 19th of July 2019.

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) £120GBP / $122USD (+ PP)

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

Q) How many bottles are there?
A) 276 bottles from a single cask limited to one bottle per customer.

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 61.6% ABV natural cask strength.

Q) Why has this product been launched?
A) Limited Edition single cask exclusive for TheWhiskyBarrel.com whisky shop.

Notes

The Whisky Barrel is a specialist online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. In 2019 The Whisky Barrel won The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade. The Whisky Barrel is also a winner of the 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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HISTORIC DAY AHEAD FOR EDINBURGH AND WHISKY INDUSTRY AS DISTILLERY REVEALS OPENING DATE – Scotch Whisky News

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HISTORIC DAY AHEAD FOR EDINBURGH AND WHISKY INDUSTRY AS DISTILLERY REVEALS OPENING DATE  

Holyrood Distillery announces an opening date of 30 July and launches bookings for visitor tours 

Holyrood Distillery, which will be the first single malt whisky distillery in the centre of Edinburgh for almost 100 years, has today revealed its opening date of 30 July, while also launching bookings for its tour experiences.

Bookings for Holyrood’s range of daily guided distillery tours, all of which focus on exploring flavour, are now open via its website at https://www.holyrooddistillery.co.uk/tours/ with tickets for adults starting at £14.

The opening day and first tour of the distillery on Tuesday 30 July will be a historic occasion for the capital and the whisky industry, as there hasn’t been an operational single malt distillery in central Edinburgh since 1925 when The Edinburgh Distillery (aka Glen Sciennes) closed.

The distillery, which will produce single malt whisky alongside a range of gins and gin liqueurs, has been built in a former railway goods shed dating back to 1831. Located on the edge of Holyrood Park and close to popular Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues The Pleasance and George Square, the new distillery is within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions, including The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is also a short walk or bus ride from Waverley Station.

With its central location, visitor experiences and shop, the aim is to offer a major visitor attraction for both tourists and locals. The distillery will focus on the creation of maximum flavour in all the spirits it produces.

Holyrood Distillery is the notion of Canadian Rob Carpenter who, in 2013, first had the idea for a distillery and visitor experience in central Edinburgh. Rob, who founded the Canadian branch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society together with his wife Kelly, has brought his vision to life in partnership with co-founder David Robertson, who has 25 years’ experience in the industry.

Spirit production will be handled by distillery manager Jack Mayo, previously of The Glasgow Distillery, alongside distillers Ollie Salvesen and Elizabeth Machin. All three are graduates of Heriot-Watt University’s renowned Brewing and Distilling course. In total, the project has already created 30 new jobs.

Holyrood Distillery’s founder Rob Carpenter said: “I’m thrilled to announce that we’ll open the doors to our distillery on Tuesday 30th July. It’s been an incredible journey to get to this point, and to be able to bring back single malt whisky back to the heart of Edinburgh for the first time in almost 100 years is a true privilege. A big thank you is also owed to our neighbours who have been patient with the build over the past year.”

Debs Newman, Holyrood’s Visitor Experience director, added: “Today is a big day for us as we open up our bookings for our range of tours. Offering great tours for our visitors is an integral part of the distillery design, and there are a range of tours available to visitors to suit all levels of interest, with even more variety to come in future.

“Given our location in the centre of Edinburgh, we’re within easy walking distance of the city’s major attractions so we’re ready to welcome everyone, from locals to tourists, to explore what we have created and the amazing world of flavour in both whisky and gin.”

Further information:

Holyrooddistillery.co.uk

Twitter @Holyroodwhisky

Facebook @Holyrooddistillery

Instagram @Holyrooddistillery

Notes:

  • Holyrood Distillery will open to the public in July 2019.  It is the first single malt whisky distillery in the heart of Edinburgh for almost 100 years. The last working distillery in the capital was Andrew Usher’s Edinburgh Distillery (aka Glen Sciennes) which closed in 1925
  • The distillery project cost approximately £6.7m, backed by £5.8m fundraising
  • The build took a year and the distillery is housed in a Class B listed building built in 1831 as part of one of the first railways in the UK
  • Holyrood Distillery will focus on innovation and the creation of robust flavours through different production approaches, initially focusing on four flavour profiles:
    • Smoky
    • Fruity / Floral
    • Sweet
    • Spicy
  • The team’s three distillers are Dr Jack Mayo, distillery manager; Ollie Salvesen, Distiller; Elizabeth Machin, Distiller
  • Holyrood Distillery was founded by Canadian couple, Rob and Kelly Carpenter and Scot, David Robertson. Rob co-founded the Canadian branch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society with wife Kelly, while David has 25 years’ experience in the industry with The Macallan and The Dalmore as well as co-founding Rare Whisky 101
  • As well as distilling single malt whisky, Holyrood Distillery produces award-winning gins and liqueurs on its specially designed gin still
  • The distillery, which is located in the heart of Edinburgh, features a visitor centre and shop. Tours and tasting experiences will run daily throughout the year

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/historic-day-ahead-for-edinburgh-and-whisky-industry-as-distillery-reveals-opening-date-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Shop #SFO “Single Cask Nation Tasting July 27th, 2019 – Scotch Whisky News

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Saturday, July 27th 

11 AM-6:30PM: 

Single Cask Nation 

Anyone who wishes to know more about the greater world of whisky and independent bottling is sure to enjoy this tasting! Established in 2011,  Single Cask Nation have faithfully dedicated themselves to selecting and bottling the world’s finest and rarest single casks of whisky. Their highly rated bottlings include Laphroaig, Glenmoray, and Catoctin Creek, to name only a few.

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Loch Lomond Whiskies – The Official Spirit of The Open at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Loch Lomond Whiskies – The Official Spirit of The Open

Celebrate the 148th Open Championship with a stunning Loch Lomond Whisky, The Official Spirit of The Open.

This unpeated expression was distilled at Loch Lomond distillery in May 2004 using the straight neck pot still. Matured in a recharred Amercian oak butt (#1912) for more than a decade, this single cask expression was specially selected by golfer Colin Montgomerie in partnership with Master Distiller Michael Henry and bottled in celebration of the 2018 Open golf championship at Carnoustie.

Bottled at 51.2% abv, only 324 bottles were produced, each one bearing the signature of Montgomerie. Rich and lush with soft candied notes and a nutty spice. Elegant oak and sweet vanilla mingle with spicy ginger and melted brown sugar.

Loch Lomond 2004
Colin Montgomerie Single Cask

70cl / 51.2% abv
£80.00 (Online Exclusive Price)

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Clynelish 2010 (Single Malts of Scotland)

Elixir Distillers presented a dozen of new Single Malts of Scotland bottlings recently. One of them is this Clynelish 2010, probably the youngest expression I’ve tried from this distillery so far (not counting a few NAS releases).

 

 

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(55,7%, Single Malts of Scotland 2019, ex-bourbon barrel #700039, 176 btl.)

Nose: lovely marshmallow and guimauve notes alongside the typical paraffin! Also candy apples, banana milkshake and pineapple cubes. Scented candles. A pleasant freshness (grassy touches, lemon and star anise) which balances the candied notes. Hints of orange blossom locum too. Pretty great so far. Mouth: sweet and fruity again, hints of melons, lime and peaches. Hints of eau-de-vie. The oak is bigger now (pepper, grassy oak) with salty notes and light resin. Simpler but so easy to like. Finish: long, more on grapefruit, vanilla and lemon zest.

Very good young Clynelish. Not very complex and a bit different from older expressions, but the fruity notes and marshmallow (and the price) make it a no-brainer really. It seems to be sold out at The Whisky Exchange, maybe from partners?

Score: 89/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/clynelish/clynelish-2010-single-malts-of-scotland/

The Matsui Kurayoshi Mizunura Cask at Park Ave Lquor Shop – Japanese Whisky News

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The Matsui Kurayoshi Mizunura Cask

Japanese Single Malt Whisky  

“Kurayoshi distillery is nestled in the heart of nature, close to mount Daisen and its fresh, soft spring. Located in Tottori, Japan. The Matsui Mizunara Cask has been aged in Japanese oak known as Mizunara. Oaky with hints of oriental spices, rich mouth feel and toffee-like sweetness.” 

PRICE: $93/btl

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-matsui-kurayoshi-mizunura-cask-at-park-ave-lquor-shop-japanese-whisky-news/

Prime whiskies you won’t find anywhere else – Scotch Whisky News

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Whiskies you won’t find anywhere else 

Here at The Whisky Shop we pride ourselves on finding the very best casks and bottlings exclusively for our customers. Take a look at a handful of our favourites, we’re so proud of these whiskies and they can’t be found anywhere else, not even a certain retailer this Prime Day…

GlenDronach 1992

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Single Cask #64
£259.00 Buy Now

Glen Scotia
1999 Single Cask

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£135.00
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Loch Lomond
2004 Single Cask

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£110.00
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Old Pulteney
2007 Single Cask

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£110.00
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Glenrothes 1968
Cask 13504

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£5,400.00 Buy Now

Maker’s Mark Private Select

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Batch #2 £85.00 

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A Classic Bottling for All Fans of Japanese Whisky Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony – Japanese Whisky news

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A Classic Bottling for All Fans of Japanese Whisky
Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony” ($74.99)
“Exemplary blending skills and classically Hibiki.” —Whisky Advocate

While age-statement whiskies from Japan appear to have gone the way of the dodo, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your whisky fix from the Land of the Rising Sun. Suntory’s “Hibiki Japanese Harmony,” while not bearing an age-statement, still offers the classic profile collectors and connoisseurs expect from this legendary distiller. While there may have been a bit of skepticism when Suntory announced the inaugural release of “Harmony,” any hesitation was quickly swept away upon tasting. A beautiful whisky by any measure, it is delightfully complex while remaining approachable and utterly delicious from the first sip to the last. Smoky flavors mingle with subtle touches of oak, lemon, toffee, and vanilla. Perhaps most striking is how gracefully elegant the delivery is, especially given its underlying power and verve. Very attractively priced at under $75, the “Harmony” is a very affordable way to enjoy a classic Japanese whisky from one of the most highly regarded distillers in the world. Our allocations of “Harmony” always sell in the blink of an eye, so don’t delay in securing your bottles.

Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony” Japanese Whisky (750ml) ($74.99)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: “The newest blended whisky offering from Hibiki is burnished gold in the glass and has a bold aroma that mixes vanilla, fresh pear and a hint of smoke. The smokiness comes forward at the first sip, wrapping around a core of oak and vanilla custard and finishing long, with a mouthwatering bitter chocolate note. *Best of 2016* (KN)” (03/2016)

90 points Whisky Advocate: “Poised and complex, with typically lifted fruitiness: strawberry ice cream, pineapple, peach, balanced by delicate oak, bamboo shoot-like delicacy, then lemon. The palate is more rounded than that very forward nose, with toffee notes adding some weight. A touch of smoke comes along in the mid-palate, before fruits and caramelized coffee biscuits. Water allows the flavors to flood the palate. Exemplary blending skills and classically Hibiki. (DB, Winter 2015)” (12/2015)

Wine Spirits: “You can’t be a Japanese whisky enthusiast without having noticed that there’s a shortage of the stuff. What once was readily available is now hard to find. What once was affordable now costs various bodily limbs. It is due to more than a fad. The best Japanese whisky is remarkable stuff, and none are better than the top single malts from Suntory, Yamazaki, Hakushu and the blended whisky Hibiki. Hibiki comes in 12-, 17- and 21-year-old expressions, but even the youngest of these is now allocated. Harmony, the newest release, carries no age statement, indicating that it contains younger whiskies than other bottlings. Nevertheless, this is a welcome concession, with Suntory’s classic sense of balance, nuance and delicacy. *Best of 2015* (JM)” (11/2015)

KL Notes: The newest incarnation of Suntory’s hugely popular Hibiki series, this time without an age statement attached. The same soft, mellow, vanilla-laden flavor is still here, however. It’s a true harmony of pure Hibiki flavor.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: July 10, 2019

If you haven’t had Hibiki Harmony recently, you must retry it. In all honesty, it’s not something we’ve opened for the staff here in a long time since it is so tightly allocated and sells out so quickly. It just wasn’t necessary. With our most recent drop of one of the most asked for Japanese whiskies on the market, I decided it was time to make sure the staff all knew what exactly we had. I must say, I was blown away by the richness in particular. The flavors are a delight, with crisp apple, fresh stone fruits, a touch of piquant pepper and a surprising amounts of vanilla and caramel. The palate has much more weight, presumably from a higher malt content, than I recall. It coats the tongue, but is never heavy. The finish is clean and bright and decidedly entices you to have another sip. We spend most of the year out of stock on this whisky just sadly telling customers, “no, it’s not available.” Today, we are sitting flush and want to let everyone know it’s here. The trick is, with the insane popularity of all true Japanese whisky, it won’t be here for long.

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