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 Story of The Cask from an Cnoc – Scotch Whisky News

The Story of The Cask

When the ex-bourbon casks were taking Scotland by storm, Knockdhu was still a relatively young distillery. And so from the humble but modern beginnings to the age of anCnoc – our international single malt brand of Knockdhu Distillery – the white American oak barrels and hogsheads have been at the heart of our maturation policy. Our full-bodied, fragrant and fruity spirit condensed in traditional worm tubs loves the ex-bourbon cask and vice versa. But there is another type of cask we use. Once the backbone of distilling in our part of the world, it’s now less popular and often misunderstood. The glorious sherry cask.

Click Here to Read “The Story of The Cask” Blog Article

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-story-of-the-cask-from-an-cnoc-scotch-whisky-news/

The Story of The Cask from an Cnoc – Scotch Whisky News

The Story of The Cask

When the ex-bourbon casks were taking Scotland by storm, Knockdhu was still a relatively young distillery. And so from the humble but modern beginnings to the age of anCnoc – our international single malt brand of Knockdhu Distillery – the white American oak barrels and hogsheads have been at the heart of our maturation policy. Our full-bodied, fragrant and fruity spirit condensed in traditional worm tubs loves the ex-bourbon cask and vice versa. But there is another type of cask we use. Once the backbone of distilling in our part of the world, it’s now less popular and often misunderstood. The glorious sherry cask.

Click Here to Read “The Story of The Cask” Blog Article

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/the-story-of-the-cask-from-an-cnoc-scotch-whisky-news/

More From Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News

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Here is a photograph of a couple of pipers enjoying some Glencadam whisky in our ‘Whiskies of Scotland’ marquee at the Lonach Highland Gathering a couple of weekends ago. Below is another selection of whiskies and other drinks that we have on offer at

www.singlemaltsdirect.com.

Slainte, Ronnie Routledge.   

Bunnahabhain 1986 25 Year Old Whiskies of Scotland

£107.50 ex VAT

£129.00 inc VAT

53.9% ABV | 50cl

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/more-from-single-malts-direct-scotch-whisky-news/

More From Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News

SMD LOGO

Here is a photograph of a couple of pipers enjoying some Glencadam whisky in our ‘Whiskies of Scotland’ marquee at the Lonach Highland Gathering a couple of weekends ago. Below is another selection of whiskies and other drinks that we have on offer at

www.singlemaltsdirect.com.

Slainte, Ronnie Routledge.   

Bunnahabhain 1986 25 Year Old Whiskies of Scotland

£107.50 ex VAT

£129.00 inc VAT

53.9% ABV | 50cl

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/more-from-single-malts-direct-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/

GlenDronach 1992 (cask #199)

Another dram from GlenDronach’s single casks Batch #10, a 1992 vintage this time, bottled from cask #199. Sister cask #195 was released as part of Batch 9, and cask #200 went to Taiwan some time ago.

 

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(59,4%, OB 2014, Oloroso sherry butt #199, 576 btl.)

Nose: heavy sherry, with classic coffee and dark fruit cake. Dates and raspberry vinegar. Slightly heathery, which evolves to waxed oak and polished leather. Lots of toasted notes, walnuts and chestnuts. A bit of chocolate. Good balance of darker, smoky sherry and fruitier top notes. Mouth: thick and pretty wide again, although a bit on the dry side. Tobacco leaves and cedar wood, dark chocolate, strong espresso, stewed prunes. Plenty of herbal / roasted notes and walnut skin. A hint of rubber and burnt hay as well. Finish: long, fairly herbal, with plenty of oak spices and dark, bitter chocolate.

A good one, especially if you like them dark and roasted. Around € 170, still available in most places.

Score: 88/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/glendronach/glendronach-1992-cask-199/

Calling Yorkshire’s Whisky Lovers! Whisky Lounge Yorkshire Whisky Festival 2014 Saturday 13th, September – Whisky News

Calling Yorkshire’s Whisky Lovers!

You know who you are!
You know where you need to be this Saturday!

We are bringing whisky to the people of Yorkshire in a big way in the beautiful setting of York Racecourse. We have the 1st floor of the famous Ebor Stand ready to roll and – as is the tradition – the great and the good from the whisky world will be there to tempt you with their wares.

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Along with festival regulars such as Inverhouse Distillers, Diageo, Chivas Brothers, Macallan and Berry Brothers, we also have new faces and old favourites returning such as Springbank, Paul John and Douglas Laing.

As always, for the price of a few pints of mediocre beer and a packet of pork scratchings, you can instead be tasting dozens of top quality single malts, bourbons, premium blends and even cognacs.

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Your £30 advanced full-day ticket gets you access to the show from 12pm* and all of your drams – aside from ‘Under the Counter’ drams, for which we get you started with 2 white tokens – plus a free Glencairn Whisky Tasting Glass, festival guide and small bottle of water.

We also have an advanced half-day ticket at £20 for those who would like to ‘dip their toes in’ as well as a free ‘Beginner’s Guide to Whisky’ class for those uninitiated amongst us.

The festival finishes at 5pm (last pour at 4.45pm) and you leave with a smile on your face having made new friends and tasted true nectar of the gods!

To book, simply click here for the full-day ticket or here for the half-day ticket.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Sláinte,
Eddie, Amanda and Joe
The Whisky Lounge Team

*doors open at 12pm. Not everyone will get in at exactly 12pm!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/09/calling-yorkshires-whisky-lovers-whisky-lounge-yorkshire-whisky-festival-2014-saturday-13th-september-whisky-news/