NEW SINGLE CASK EDITION THE GLENLIVET KYMAH RELEASED AS HEINEMANN DUTY FREE TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE – Scotch Whisky News

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NEW SINGLE CASK EDITION THE GLENLIVET KYMAH RELEASED AS HEINEMANN DUTY FREE TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVE

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has unveiled the latest of its much-anticipated, limited edition Single Cask Editions – The Glenlivet Kymah. This exclusive edition is limited to 528 hand written and individually numbered bottles and is launching exclusively with Heinemann Duty Free at Frankfurt airport. The Glenlivet Kymah has been hand-selected by co-owner Claus Heinemann and will be the main focus of a The Glenlivet portfolio activation running across Frankfurt airport during May 2014. Also highlighted will be two other Travel Retail exclusive expressions from The Glenlivet – Master Distiller’s Reserve and the newly-launched, Nàdurra Oloroso.

Each expression in the Single Cask Editions range is non-chill filtered and offers a unique take on The Glenlivet’s flawless and complex character. Sourced from a single cask, each bottle is extremely limited and showcases The Glenlivet Distillery’s commitment to craft production.

The Glenlivet Kymah Single Cask Edition takes its name from the Kymah Burn, a tributary of the River Livet, which evokes the natural beauty of the celebrated Speyside region. It is a rare, limited edition whisky that has been aged in a single ex-sherry butt for 16 years, and is bottled at 60.1% ABV.

The striking brand spaces in the Heinemann shops at Frankfurt airport have been designed to mirror The Glenlivet’s contemporary style. As well as being introduced to the Guardians of The Glenlivet – the brand’s global community of consumers – travellers passing through Frankfurt B-East will be invited to relax and play a game of pool on a custom-built The Glenlivet table. Further visibility is achieved via multiple sampling points and wooden and glass product glorifiers reinforcing The Glenlivet’s story and handcrafted credentials, while highlighting its unique positioning as the single malt that started it all. In Frankfurt B-Schengen eye-catching sensory pods will bring The Glenlivet’s tasting notes to life, further encouraging consumers to interact with the brand.

Jessica Spence Senior Consumer and Digital Marketing Manager, Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe, comments “We are very passionate about our Single Cask Editions range; each whisky highlights the subtle, complex and elegant style synonymous with The Glenlivet. Kymah’s journey is unique as it began high on the slopes of Carn na Glascoill in the Ladder Hills. We are very happy to have been able to offer Heinemann Duty Free, one of our key customers, the opportunity to select such a rare expression. What makes this activation even more exciting is that it’s presented alongside two other Travel Retail exclusives from The Glenlivet. We really look forward to seeing travellers’ and whisky enthusiasts’ responses to such a highly prized expression.”

Claus Heinemann, co-owner of Gebr. Heinemann, said “We are delighted to have partnered with Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe in the creation of The Glenlivet Kymah Single Cask Edition. As a loyal fan of The Glenlivet myself, I was honoured to be invited to The Glenlivet Distillery in 2014 to hand-select the single cask in which The Glenlivet Kymah was matured. We are very excited to unveil this rare and exceptional whisky as a Heinemann exclusive in our Frankfurt stores.”

The Glenlivet Kymah Single Cask Edition 70cl bottle retails at 249€.

Notes

The Glenlivet Kymah Single Cask Edition

Beginning high on the slopes of Carn na Glascoill in the Ladder Hills near the Distillery, the Kymah Burn is one of the many tributaries of the River Livet which winds through the valley of Glenlivet; the valley of the smooth, flowing one.

The Glenlivet Kymah Single Cask Edition Non Chill-Filtered – 60.1% ABV – 16 Years Old

Tasting notes
Nose: A rich harmony of the syrupy, sweetness of moist, juicy raisin and toffee and the warm, subtle spice of ginger.
Palate: Beginning with a delightfully sweet, soft toffee that echoes the nose then rounding off to a medley of fruity orange marmalade, cinnamon and rich dark chocolate.
Finish: Long and sweet with a lingering, delicate spice.

The Glenlivet is the No. 2 single malt Scotch whisky in the world. Crafted in the remote Livet Valley since 1824, it is the only whisky with the unchallengeable right to be called The Glenlivet.

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

For further information please visit www.chivasbrothers.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/05/new-single-cask-edition-the-glenlivet-kymah-released-as-heinemann-duty-free-travel-retail-exclusive-scotch-whisky-news/

Ardbeg lanceert limited edition ‘Auriverdes’ op 31 mei 2014

Ardbeg AuriverdesArdbeg zal zijn nieuwste Limited Edition, Ardbeg Auriverdes, lanceren op 31 mei, Ardbeg Day 2014. De laatste zaterdag van het Islay festival is traditiegetrouw de dag waarop de distilleerderij met vele gasten de liefde voor Ardbeg viert, een gewoonte die sinds enkele jaren is uitgebreid tot een wereldwijde Ardbeg Dag.

De Limited Edition van dit jaar heeft gerijpt op Amerikaans eiken vaten met bijzonder getoaste deksels, speciaal voor deze kwaliteit ontwikkeld.

De nieuwe toasting techniek geeft de whisky een geheel eigen smaakprofiel, met mokka-koffie aroma’s aan de ene kant van het spectrum en romige vanille aan de andere kant. De whisky is gebotteld op 49,9%.

De whisky is in alle opzichten een samenkomst van twee richtingen. Gedistilleerd met gelijke delen vakmanschap en passie, komt de naam Ardbeg Auriverdes van de kleur van de gouden whisky (auri) in Ardbegs iconische groene fles (verde). Auriverdes is eveneens het koosnaampje van het Braziliaanse voetbalelftal, het gastland van het wereldkampioenschap komende zomer en de inspiratie voor Ardbeg’s Peat Football, the thema voor Ardbeg Day op 31 mei. Op 28 en 29 juni is Ardbeg zelfs naamgever van de jaarlijkse “Swamp Football World Cup” in Argyll, Schotland.

Ardbeg Auriverdes is de opvolger van de veelgeprezen limited edition Ardbeg Galileo, de World’s Best Single Malt bij de World Whisky Awards 2013.

Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distillation and Whisky Creation, licht toe: “Bij het creëren van Auriverdes had ik een specifiek smaakprofiel in gedachten dat ik wilde realiseren, dus ik heb het hart van de spirit zo gecreëerd dat het het recept tot leven zou brengen. We houden ervan om nieuwe dingen te proberen bij Ardbeg en Auriverdes is een unieke expressie die mijn verwachtingen heeft overtroffen – het heeft de karakteristieke Ardbeg ondertonen met een onderscheidende nieuwe smaakervaring. Auriverdes heeft een explosief mondgevoel wat vervolgens ruimte geeft aan complexe aroma’s als koffieprut, drop, ‘maple smoked’ ham, moutbiscuit, witte peper en een mooie balans tussen zoetig en zoutig.

De fles is verkrijgbaar vanaf 31 mei voor een adviesverkoopprijs van € 94,95

Article source: http://www.whiskypassion.nl/nieuws/611-ardbeg-lanceert-limited-edition-auriverdes-op-31-mei-2014

Glenglassaugh 1972 (C&S Dram)

Andrea Caminneci, a German of Italian descent, started a wine spirits company in 2005 and became the importer of Glenglassaugh for Germany. As such, he managed to select and bottle many outstanding Glenglassaugh expressions, the 1972 cask #2896 for example.

His own series CS Dram contains a long list of single cask whiskies from different distilleries. Recently a sub-series CS Dram Exceptional was launched for special drams. It’s not surprising that the first release is a Glenglassaugh 1972.

We don’t know the cask number, but the whisky was distilled 22nd of December 1972, which is the same date as cask #2934 bottled by the distillery in a Rare Cask decanter in 2008.

 

 

Glenglassaugh 1972 CS Dram Exceptional 40 YearsGlenglassaugh 1972 CS Dram Exceptional 40 YearsGlenglassaugh 40 yo 1972 (43,1%, CS Dram Exceptional 2013, refill sherry butt, 300 btl.)

Nose: starts rather disappointingly on grains and muesli but opens up nicely. Mirabelles, green mango, lots of mandarins and lemons. A bit of floral honey and dried flowers. Candied ginger. Typical waxy notes as well: polished oak, pollen. It’s a mix of Caperdonich 1972 (though more floral) with a subdued hint of Clynelish. Mouth: half fruity, half oaky. Apricots, pineapples, oranges, sprinkled with honey but also with a more mineral waxy note. Together with a peppery kick this leaves a rather oaky impression. Almonds and vanilla cream. Subtle warmer sherry notes towards the end. Finish: decent length, with the fruits starting to fade and the oak spices growing stronger.

Maybe not a total stunner like #2896 but a very fine, typical waxy Glenglassaugh nonetheless. Still available in Germany for around € 385.

Score: 90/100

Article source: http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/glenglassaugh/glenglassaugh-1972-cs-dram/

A Visit to The Cowichan Valley Whiskey Festival – Whisky News

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The Cowichan Valley Whiskey Festival

The Cowichan Valley Whiskey Festival ( http://www.cvwhiskeyfest.ca/ ) was held on the evening of 12th April at the Ocean Front Suites at Cowichan Bay. Tickets were purchased on-line via their website and a simple receipt was generated; no actual tickets. Hmmm. Perhaps they would follow in the mail? No such luck at the intervening time revealed.

Later in the month when we drove up to attend the festival we stopped in at the sponsoring liquor store as to inquire if we were to collected our tickets from the store, at the festival or was the receipt enough?? Nobody seemed to have a clue but we were greatly reassured by the casual “you should be OK with the receipt”. How encouraging!

While checking into the hotel, located in the very picturesque Cowichan Bay, we overheard another festival goer as he collected his tickets which he had bought a package of ticket hotel room, the later at a discounted rate, from the hotel directly. There was no mention of this option on the CV Whiskey Festival website and the link from the festival website to the hotel website didn’t lead to any special offers for festival attendees. This was mildly irritating.   

Soon we were checked into the hotel by the very helpful front desk staff and were ready for the festival; quite possibly our trusty receipt would do the trick and gain us access….the front desk staff didn’t know and there wasn’t anybody from the festival available to ask.

The festival had three masterclasses featuring BenRiach, Compass Box and the Macallan 1824 series. The venue for the Masterclasses was quite small however it was perfectly suitable for the three events although it was hard to spot anybody from the festival. A few of the attendees pitched in to help set up one masterclass thus ensuring that it started on time;  possibly they were rewarded with a dram or two later by the grateful presenter. It always adds a level of unwelcome complexity for a presenter if they have to set up and pour their own masterclass. Unfortunately the glass ware for the masterclass was completely unsuitable and we were quite surprised to see giant wine glasses in use; it’s basic festival planning, make sure you have suitable glass ware! The now well-worn receipt didn’t merit a glance and nobody seemed to know how many tickets had been sold to the masterclass, how is this even possible??

After the masterclass it was soon time to really give the receipt a test and it worked!  The check-in was via the issue of a wrist band and we soon discovered where all the volunteers were hiding – in the check in area! As well as the wrist band we were given a Riedel ‘vinum single malt whisky glass’. A Riedel glass?? C’mon, they are hopeless for sampling whisky and there’s no point in trying to use them for nosing. They are very good for putting small bunches of cut flowers in however.

A quick tour of the room revealed a fantastic location with the entire front of the room offering a stunning view of the Cowichan Bay with floor to ceiling windows The tables were stocked with a good selection of basic whiskies and …….beer. That explains the Riedel glasses…. Now at Whisky Intelligence we’re not great supporters of the mixing of spirits and feel that it diminishes all the products on offer but no matter since we suspect that we’re in the minority in this regard. A further survey of the didn’t reveal any tables with bottles of water, again basic festival fare, however after some searching a large carafe of cold water was located in a corner table and it seemed to be kept full throughout the evening.

Since there was so little on offer that had not been sampled before, a retreat was made to the hotel room to watch a movie and have a good pour of a Scotch Malt Whisky Society 1985 71.35 Glenburgie, and not from the Riedel vinum! It was reported the next morning that at the end of the festival all the Riedel glasses were collected by the volunteers. All except one!

While there has been some carping by your correspondent about various aspects of the festival, in the end, it worked and people seemed to have had a genuinely good time. There was plenty of whisky to sample and all the volunteers, when encountered, were friendly and helpful. The live entertainment was enjoyed by the attendees and it is a great venue. At the end of the day they delivered a good product in a fantastic location and some carping by a lone voice shouldn’t dissuade anybody from attending in the future. But please festival organizers, invest in some proper whisky glass ware! These people will help you with your Glencairn needs http://whiskyglass.ca/

Pour List

Tomatin 12 18 Year Old, Glenkinchie 12yr, Oban 14yr, Dalwhinnie 15yr, Cragganmore 12yr, Talisker 10, Lagavulin 16yr, George Dickel 12yr Bourbon, George Dickel Rye, Bulleit Rye, Tullamore Dew, Wild Turkey, Aberfeldy 12 Year Old, Aberfeldy 21 Year Old, Dewars Highlander Honey, Glenfarclas 15 Year Old, Glenfarclas 17 Year Old, Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength, Brown Foreman Jack Daniel’s, Gentlemen Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Collingwood, Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel’s Honey, The Glenlivet 12, The Glenlivet 15, The Glenlivet 16, Nadurra, The Glenlivet 18, Aberlour Double Cask Matured 12 yr, The Macallan 1824 Gold, The Macallan 1824 Amber, The Macallan 1824 Sienna, The Macallan 1824 Ruby, Highland Park 10, Highland Park 12, Highland Park 18, Laphroaig 10 Quartercask, Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon, Evan Williams Cinnamon, Evan Williams Honey, Elijah Craig 12 yr. old Bourbon, Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or, Ardbeg 10 yr old, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Eagle Rare Bourbon, Tullibardine Sovereign Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Writer Tears Irish Pot Still Whiskey and Amrut Fusion Single Malt.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/05/a-visit-to-the-cowichan-valley-whiskey-festival-whisky-news/

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review # 451 – Indian Whisky News

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review # 451 – Indian Whisky News

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www.ralfy.com visits India and expresses some controversial opinions with Whisky Review 451 – Amrut Port Peated Single Cask

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Top Picks, Back in Stock & New Arrivals at K&L California – Whisky News

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TOP PICKS

  • George Dickel KL Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel 04L430 N55-3-2 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml (ships as 1.5L) ($44.99)
    (NOTE: This bottle will ship as a 1.5 L size bottle due to its size) Production methods really haven’t changed at George Dickel distillery since 1959, nor have the practices — they’ve been making old-fashioned Tennessee whiskey from corn the only way they know how. That’s why when Dickel announced they would begin doing a single barrel program with retailers we were amazed (and excited). Just like with Bourbon, corn is the main component for Tennessee whiskey and is important in particular because of Dickel’s 84% corn mashbill that results in a full-bodied, creamy sweetness that sets it apart from its Kentucky brethren. It also passes very slowly though charcoal after distillation, allowing it to pull out all the impurities they don’t want in the whiskey, resulting in a soft, mellow, and smooth spirit. But now imagine all that sweet corn richness from a single barrel at 103 proof! Barrel 04L430 N55-3-2 has a concentrated core of charred o ak, caramel corn, and big spice. The palate explodes and the high proof balances out the richness perfectly. It’s a match made in heaven. (David Driscoll, KL Spirits Buyer)
  • George Dickel KL Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel 3L29 G78-5-8 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml (ships as 1.5L) ($44.99)
    (NOTE: This bottle will ship as a 1.5 L size bottle due to its size) Production methods really haven’t changed at George Dickel distillery since 1959, nor have the practices — they’ve been making old-fashioned Tennessee whiskey from corn the only way they know how. That’s why when Dickel announced they would begin doing a single barrel program with retailers we were amazed (and excited). Just like with Bourbon, corn is the main component for Tennessee whiskey and is important in particular because of Dickel’s 84% corn mashbill that results in a full-bodied, creamy sweetness that sets it apart from its Kentucky brethren. It also passes very slowly though charcoal after distillation, allowing it to pull out all the impurities they don’t want in the whiskey, resulting in a soft, mellow, and smooth spirit. But now imagine all that sweet corn richness from a single barrel at 103 proof! Barrel 3L29 G78-5-8 has lots of wood tannin and dark oak g oodness, but a bit of burnt sugar and creme brulee on the backend. This is most nuanced of the bunch, but that’s not saying much. It still explodes at 51.5% ABV and still brings the sweet corny goodness, albeit in a more subdued manner. (David Driscoll, KL Spirits Buyer)

NEW ARRIVALS

Scotland – Single Malt Scotch

  • Hazelburn 10 Year Old Rundlets Kilderkins Single Malt Whisky 750ml – 7 available ($115.99)

United States – Bourbon and Rye

  • George Dickel KL Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel 03L29 G78-2-26 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml (ships as 1.5L) ($44.99)
  • George Dickel KL Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel 04F29 L56-5-5 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml (ships as 1.5L) ($44.99)
  • George Dickel KL Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel 04F29 L56-6-20 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml (ships as 1.5L) ($44.99)
  • George Dickel KL Exclusive 9 Year Old Single Barrel 04L28 N54-3-6 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml (ships as 1.5L) ($44.99)

BACK IN STOCK…

Blended Scotch

  • Buchanan’s 12 year Scotch Whisky 750ml ($39.99)

Single Malt Indian Whisky

  • Amrut “Fusion” Indian Single Malt Whiskey 750ml ($64.99)

Ireland – Irish and Blended Scotch

  • Green Spot Single Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey 750ml – 8 available ($44.99)

Scotland – Single Malt Scotch

  • Big Peat Islay Vatted Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml – 4 available ($55.99)
  • Hazelburn 12 year old Triple Distilled Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Elsewhere $100) – 5 available ($86.99)

United States – Bourbon and Rye

  • Ascendant Spirits Breaker Limited Edition Bourbon Whisky 750ml – 5 available ($44.99)
  • Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon 750ml ($39.99)
  • Roughstock Montana Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml – 5 available ($49.99)

KL Wine Merchants
http://www.klwines.com
Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
Email: wine@klwines.com
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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BENRIACH: FROM SLEEPING GIANT TO SHOOTING STAR IN TEN YEARS – Scotch Whisky News

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BENRIACH: FROM SLEEPING GIANT TO SHOOTING STAR IN TEN YEARS

THE BenRiach Distillery Company is delighted to celebrate its tenth birthday today (April 29).

Back in 2004, Billy Walker and his two South African partners Geoff Bell and Wayne Kieswetter purchased BenRiach, turning it into one of Scotland’s most admired distilleries.

At the time, renowned whisky writer Jim Murray said: “It was with delight, while sworn to secrecy, that I witnessed BenRiach gaining its independence, when a team led by the experienced and infectiously enthusiastic Billy Walker acquired the Distillery. This independence will allow BenRiach to unlock its secrets and bring its fine and surprising malts officially to the market in their natural state for the first time. There cannot be a single true lover of whisky who will not rejoice because of it.”

Production was resumed almost immediately. On August 7 that year, the first bottling of BenRiach under the new company took place while on September 20 the first distillation under the new owners was filled to cask.

Four years later BenRiach acquired GlenDronach. Announcing the purchase, Billy Walker said: “We hope our acquisition of GlenDronach will intrigue, surprise and delight whisky connoisseurs around the world. GlenDronach is a bit of a sleeping giant and we look forward to breathing new life into it, giving it the attention and commitment it deserves.”

Two years later the company launched a five-line bottling plant in Newbridge before making its latest acquisition last year. Glenglassaugh, the renowned Highland single malt with its rich and distinguished heritage, was added to the expanding Highland and Speyside portfolio.

The firm currently employs 120 people across its four sites.

Over the ten years the three brands have won numerous prestigious awards including “Best International Business Award” in the 2005 Enterprising Scotland Awards and “Distillery of the Year” in the 2007 Malt Advocate Awards.

Most recently, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh won five main awards and a total of twelve medals in the 2013 Malt Maniacs Awards following that up with 10 medals at last year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition, with all three brands scooping major awards.

Reflecting on the first highly successful decade, Billy Walker said: “We find ourselves in one of the golden periods of the industry. There’s unprecedented demand for high-end brands in places like Taiwan, Scandinavia, USA, China, India, Russia, the Middle East, South Africa and South America. For the future we’ll take time to allow our brands’ personalities to develop.”

He went on: “We are a privately owned, independent, creative, boutique business. We see each distillery as having ‘Grand Cru Chateau’ provenance. Our people are totally passionate. We recognise the privilege that we enjoy by owning three very historic distilleries and that we have the freedom to express the personalities of these distilleries in the marketplace. We’ll see where that journey takes us in the next ten years.”

To mark today’s exciting milestone, a special BenRiach 10-year old anniversary expression from the first distillation will be available later this year.

And, intriguingly, Billy hasn’t ruled out further acquisitions for the company.

“If something came up adding balance to the business, we’d consider it.”

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/05/benriach-from-sleeping-giant-to-shooting-star-in-ten-years-scotch-whisky-news/

Tomatin 1988 Vintage – Scotch Whisky News

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NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH

The Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range has always offered a wide range of flavours with its variety of wood finishes including Sherry, Bourbon and, more recently, Virgin Oak.

Along with our new 14 Year Old Port Wood Finish, we are delighted to announce the addition of a 1988 Vintage expression to our core range. This expression will be released in batches.

The contents have been vatted from a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Port casks.

THE WHISKY

Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon casks and Port pipes

Strength: 46% alc./vol.

Availability: Batch 1 (2500 bottles) available worldwide from April 2014, permanent addition to core range.

Distribution: Worldwide

Price: RRP £159.99 per 70cl bottle / $250 per 75cl bottle

This whisky is sweet and fresh – a delicious whisky which, on the nose, smells like breakfast in a glass!

AROMA; Strawberry jam, honey glazed ham, Cantaloupe melon, freshly squeezed orange juice.

PALATE; Sweet with buttery notes; candy floss, Victoria sponge. Red fruits, eucalyptus, mint, coconut. Fading smoke.

FINISH; Fresh with lots of depth.

NOTES

• LAUNCH DATE: April 2014

• LAUNCH DETAILS: The launch will be supported by competitions on the brand’s social media channels and a Product Film on You Tube.

• The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd is a producer and blender of Scotch whisky, boasting a strong core range of single malt whiskies along with a range of popular blends.

• Website: www.tomatin.com  

Facebook: facebook.com/Tomatin1897

Twitter Instagram: @Tomatin1897

YouTube: youtube.com/user/tomatin1897

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/05/tomatin-1988-vintage-scotch-whisky-news/

Tomatin 14yo Port Wood Finish – Scotch Whisky News

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NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH

The Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range has always offered a wide range of flavours with its variety of wood finishes including Sherry, Bourbon and, more recently, Virgin Oak.

We are delighted to introduce a new flavour to the range; Port Wood Finish. Having spent around 13 years in the finest Bourbon oak barrels, this whisky has spent a year in specially selected Portuguese port pipes which had previously held Tawny port for between 30 and 40 years. The result is an excellent dram which is soft and smooth with a port-influenced sweetness.

THE WHISKY

Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Port pipes

Strength: 46% alc./vol.

Availability: April 2014, permanent addition to core range

Distribution: Worldwide

Price: RRP £48.99 per 70cl bottle / $55 per 75cl bottle

This whisky is soft and smooth with significant sweet influence from the port casks. After spending time maturing in traditional oak casks, it spends the last year of its maturation exclusively in port pipes. 

AROMA; Honeydew melon, red berries, baked apples. Rich toffee, butterscotch. Sweet honey and bitter dark chocolate.

PALATE; Fruit and nut. Peaches, apricots, mango and plum. Mixed Walnut and Pecan.

FINISH; Smooth fruit salad which lingers on the palate.

NOTES

• LAUNCH DATE: April 2014

• LAUNCH DETAILS: The launch will be supported by competitions on the brand’s social media channels and a Product Film on You Tube.

• The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd is a producer and blender of Scotch whisky, boasting a strong core range of single malt whiskies along with a range of popular blends.

• Website: www.tomatin.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/05/tomatin-14yo-port-wood-finish-scotch-whisky-news/

TOMATIN MAKES CHANGES TO ITS CORE RANGE – Scotch Whisky News

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TOMATIN MAKES CHANGES TO ITS CORE RANGE 

Port finishes added to Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range 

The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced a change to the line-up of its core range of single malts. A 14 year old Port Wood Finish and a batch release 1988 vintage are being introduced, while the 15 year old and 30 Year Old expressions will be removed. 

The 14 Year Old Port Wood Finish has spent around 13 years in the finest Bourbon oak barrels, with a further year in specially selected Portuguese port pipes which had previously held Tawny port for between 30 and 40 years. The result is an excellent dram which is soft and smooth with a port-influenced sweetness. 

The 1988 vintage also takes on an element of port with its contents having been vatted from ex-bourbon and ex-port casks, resulting in a sweet yet surprisingly fresh dram. Presented in a wooden box with its own certificate, this expression will be released in batches, the first batch offering 2500 bottles. 

These two new expressions join the brand’s non-aged “Legacy” – matured in a combination of Bourbon and Virgin Oak casks – and the 12 and 18 Year Olds, both finished in Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks. The 12 Year Old is now being sold at 43% alc./vol. in all markets (increased from 40%). 

Stephen Bremner, sales director, said: “In recent years we have really started to make our mark in the single malt market with recognition for the high quality whisky on offer from the Tomatin Distillery. Most recently in March 2014 we were awarded Gold for Legacy and our 12 Year Old, and Double Gold for our 18 Year Old at the San Francisco Spirits Competition. I am confident these two new expressions will sit nicely within the range and, most importantly, will be enjoyed by our customers.” 

A short film with Graham Eunson talking about the effect of port on our whisky: http://youtu.be/-Eg3yvLHuTo

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Notes 

  1. The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd is a producer and blender of Scotch whisky, boasting a strong core range of single malt whiskies along with a range of popular blends.
  2. Website: www.tomatin.com   Download our Press Kit from the Contact Us page
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/Tomatin1897  Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tomatin1897
  3. The distillery was established in 1897, and while historically the whisky produced was primarily sold for use in other brands of blended whisky, the company is now very focussed on growing the Tomatin single malt brand in its own right.
  4. The company’s most popular blends are The Antiquary, The Talisman and Big ‘T’.
  5. The distillery is owned by Japanese company Takara Shuzo: http://www.takarashuzo.co.jp/english/index.htm

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/05/tomatin-makes-changes-to-its-core-range-scotch-whisky-news/