Ardbeg 20 Year Old 1993 Dewar Rattray for Jurgen’s Whiskyhuis

Glenugie Distillery

DistilleerderijenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul wo, juli 30, 2014 07:23:39

Glenugie Distillery

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

AB42 0YX

Scotland

Gesloten sinds 1983

Invernettie

Op de site van een oude windmolen in Peterhead (Highlands) richtte Donald McLeod Co een distilleerderij op die naar de naam Invernettie luisterde. We schrijven 1834. Drie jaar later, echter, in 1837, het jaar waarin de naam Invernettie gewijzigd werd in Glenugie, werd ze omgebouwd tot een brouwerij. In 1875 werd deze overgenomen door de Scottish Highland Distillers Company, die ze renoveerden, enorm uitbreidden en terug als distilleerderij in dienst namen. Tussen 1884 en 1915, toen ze eigendom was van Simon Forbes, was de distilleerderij zeer succesvol. Van 1925 tot 1937, daarentegen, ging ze in de mottenballen.

Seagar Evans Co Ltd uit Londen heropende Glenugie en renoveerde ze opnieuw (in 1956, het jaar waarin Seager Evans in handen kwam van Long John Distillers Ltd) en best grondig. Het stoken met kolen werd vervangen door olie en de productie ging flink omhoog. In de jaren ’70 kwam de distilleerderij in handen van Whitbread Co Ltd, die zich genoodzaakt zag de distilleerderij te sluiten op 18 februari 1982, dus als één van de eerste slachtoffers van de grote whiskymalaise.

Niet veel later werd ze afgebroken. Op de terreinen van Glenugie staat nu een reusachtige fabriek van de Score-Group PCL, een bedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in buizen, kleppen, ventielen en kranen, voornamelijk voor de Britse marine.

Fettercairn

Water voor de productie werd betrokken van de Wellington Spring, enkele kilometers verderop. De distilleerderij beschikte over één mashtun en twee stills. In 1963 werd de moutvloer omgetoverd tot warehouses, zodat Glenugie over 9 opslagruimtes beschikte.

Na de sluiting van Glenugie werd Forsyth’s onder de arm genomen voor het ontmantelen van de installatie. De spirit safe en mash tun werden verkocht aan Fettercairn.

Range

Officiële bottelingen zijn zo goed als onvindbaar geworden. Maar recentelijk kocht Chivas Brothers wel het merk op en bracht in 2010 en 2011 twee ‘officiële’ Glenugie Deoch An Doras uit.

Oudere bottelingen, zowel officiële als onafhankelijke, zijn zo goed als onbetaalbaar geworden.

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Chivas Brothers Donates £50k to the Glasgow School of Art Appeal – Scotch Whisky News

Picture caption:

(l-r) Laurent Lacassagne with GSA’s Chair of the Board of Governors Muriel Gray and student Agathe Weiss. 

About Chivas Brothers:

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.

About The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art was founded in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design, as a centre of creativity promoting good design for the manufacturing industries of Glasgow. However, the School’s lineage can be traced to 1753, when Robert Foulis established a school of art and design in Glasgow, described as “the single most influential factor in the development of eighteenth-century Scottish Art”.  Today, The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines.

Our studio-based approach to research and teaching brings disciplines together to explore problems in new ways to find new innovative solutions.  The studio creates the environment for inter-disciplinarity, peer learning, critical enquiry, experimentation and prototyping, helping to addressing many of the grand challenges confronting society and contemporary business.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/chivas-brothers-donates-50k-to-the-glasgow-school-of-art-appeal-scotch-whisky-news/

THE MACALLAN RECEIVES PLANNING APPROVAL FOR NEW £100M DISTILLERY IN SPEYSIDE – Scotch Whisky News

TheMacallanDistillery

THE MACALLAN RECEIVES PLANNING APPROVAL FOR NEW £100M DISTILLERY IN SPEYSIDE

The Macallan has today (5th August 2014) been granted planning permission by The Moray Council for a new £100m iconic distillery and visitor centre. 

Works will now progress on the delivery of the new facility which is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2017.  The Macallan, one of the core brands of Edrington, Scotland’s premier producer and distributor of global spirits brands, has appointed Robertson, as preferred contractor for the new facility and Forsyths of Rothes as supplier of the distillation equipment. 

Graham Hutcheon, Group Operations Director, Edrington, said: “We are delighted with the decision taken today by The Moray Council planning committee.  This permission enables us to forge ahead with our work on site.  Following a competitive tender process we have selected Robertson as our preferred contractor to deliver our new distillery and visitor centre.  We have assembled a first class team, including internationally renowned architects Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners, and are confident that Robertson will complement the existing team and our aspirations for this project.   

“Only the external appearance of the distillery will change, the exceptional quality of The Macallan, which has been produced for many years using copper stills from Forsyths, will not be compromised and the same focus on attention to detail and personal care of the whisky’s production will be upheld.  The new distillery will undoubtedly become one of the most talked about distilleries, not only in Speyside but globally, and we look forward to starting on site soon.”  

In addition to creating a site of major architectural significance, the new distillery will ensure the on-going quality control of the production of The Macallan, both of which further consolidate The Macallan’s position as one of the world’s leading luxury spirits. Over time the distillery will deliver additional capacity to meet the growing demand from existing and new international markets.  With its rolling roofscape, the distillery has been designed to complement the natural beauty of the area and The Macallan Estate, which overlooks the River Spey. 

Bill Robertson, Executive Chairman, Robertson, said: “We are delighted and honoured to have been selected by The Macallan to build their new world-class, iconic distillery and visitor centre.

“As a local business we have worked in the whisky industry for many, many years and fully understand the aspirations of the sector. Perhaps more importantly we have taken the time to understand The Macallan, the business, its objectives and its reputation for high quality in all it does. 

The project will be delivered in true partnership between ourselves and The Macallan and will result in a distillery and visitor centre which will become the benchmark for others to aspire to.”

Graham Hutcheon, Edrington, concluded; “With Robertson and Forsyths joining our professional team, we are delighted that regionally based businesses will benefit from our investment.  It is anticipated that due to the locations of both these companies even greater economic and employment benefits for the local and surrounding areas will be realised.” 

The Macallan is recognised around the world as a marque of excellence and craftsmanship. The new facility will embody The Macallan’s uncompromising approach to quality and luxury. Work on site is due to commence in October this year. 

Edrington
Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including The Macallan, Brugal, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park. In addition to its core brands, Edrington acquired Snow Leopard vodka in 2013.

Edrington directly controls its route to market in sixteen countries, and operates the remainder through joint venture and third party agreements. Over the past five years the company has increased the international nature of its business through the acquisition of the Brugal and Cutty Sark brands and sales and distribution companies in key markets.

Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and employs more than 2,200 people worldwide, with over 60% employed overseas.

Edrington is owned by a charitable trust, The Robertson Trust, which donated £15.3 million to a variety of charitable causes last year.

The Macallan

Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Since then it has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading single malt whiskies.  The creation of The Macallan draws on the vital contributing influences of Spain, North America and Scotland, and of their respective natural raw materials, combined with traditional methods and craftsmanship. From its founding, through the subsequent owners of The Macallan distillery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and into the present century, The Macallan has been recognised for its outstanding quality above all else. Today this remains the foundation for the worldwide fame of The Macallan and is such that it is truly “The Last Word” in luxury and at the heart of those special moments brought alive over a glass of The Macallan.

Robertson
Robertson is an integrated infrastructure, support services and construction group that INVESTS in, BUILDS MAINTAINS the social infrastructure that makes peoples’ lives better.  Robertson directly employs over 1300 people throughout the UK. The Robertson businesses are experts in working in partnership and delivering: capital projects; facilities management; timber engineering; regionally-based construction (covering Scotland and England); property development; regeneration; house building; affordable homes; civil engineering building services; major projects. Robertson was established in Elgin, Moray in 1966 by Executive Chairman Bill Robertson.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/the-macallan-receives-planning-approval-for-new-100m-distillery-in-speyside-scotch-whisky-news/

GLENGOYNE AWARDS – THE MORE THE MERRIER… – Scotch Whisky News

Glengoyne Awards – the more the merrier… 

Making Glengoyne is a huge privilege and pleasure but it’s also hard work, so it’s always nice to see our efforts rewarded.

We’re therefore delighted to announce recent successes at some of the world’s most prestigious and highly regarded whisky competitions. Glengoyne lifted multiple awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, The Asian Spirits Masters, the International Spirits Challenge and just last week at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Click here for more details of these awards. 

Fantastic news not just for everyone at the distillery, but for fans of Glengoyne everywhere!

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/glengoyne-awards-the-more-the-merrier-scotch-whisky-news/

Teeling Whiskey Masters International Spirits Competitions – Irish Whiskey News

Teeling Whiskey Masters International Spirits Competitions

The Teeling Whiskey family of premium Irish whiskeys picks up 16 accolades at International spirits competitions

‒        Teeling scoops three Irish ‘Masters’  Titles and Gold award at Irish Whiskey Masters

‒        Teeling wins Gold ‘Outstanding’ for 30 Year Old Single Malt Platinum Reserve and shortlisted for Overall Boutique Distiller of the Year at 2014 IWSC

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has continued to build on its reputation as the leading independent Irish whiskey company by winning a further 16 medals for its range of premium Irish whiskeys at spirits competitions around the world.  In just over two years, the Teeling Whiskey family of premium Irish whiskeys has picked up a total of 37 awards and honours worldwide.

At the annual Irish Whiskey Masters, held in London, TWC scooped a hat-trick of top honours, receiving three Masters Titles for each release within its Vintage Reserve range of Irish Single Malts. Consisting of some of the oldest and rarest Irish whiskey ever released, the 21 Year Old Silver Reserve, 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve were honoured for their world class quality.  The Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Blend was also awarded Gold by the judges on the night.

Adding to this success, the Teeling Whiskey 30 Year Old Single Malt Platinum Reserve was awarded Gold ‘Outstanding’ at the 2014 International Wine Spirit Competition (IWSC); deemed to be one of the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competitions in the world. The Teeling Whiskey Company took home a total of five medals from the competition and furthermore has been shortlisted for the prestigious IWSC Overall Boutique Distiller of the Year Award, the winner of which will be announced at an awards banquet in November.

Commenting on the latest wave of International accolades, Jack Teeling, founder of The Teeling Whiskey Company, said, “We are truly honoured for our whiskeys to be so widely recognised at the biggest competitions in the whiskey world, especially at such an early stage in the development of Teeling Whiskey.  With construction about to get underway at our new distillery in Dublin, we hope to be able to build on these awards and continue to provide high quality and unique expressions to Irish whiskey drinkers around the world.“

The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded by Jack Teeling in 2012 to revive his family-old trademark of Irish whiskey and bring distilling back to Dublin, where Walter Teeling had a distillery in the Liberties in the 18th century.

In January 2014, The Teeling Whiskey Company announced a €10 million investment in a new distillery and visitor centre at Newmarket in The Liberties. This will be the first new distillery in the city in 125 years and will create at least 100 jobs during the construction phase and 30 permanent jobs when fully operational.

For more on Teeling Whiskey Company and its award winning Irish Whiskeys, visit www.teelingwhiskey.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/teeling-whiskey-masters-international-spirits-competitions-irish-whiskey-news/

Ardbeg 16 Year Old 1998 Malts of Scotland Amazing Casks

Glenugie Distillery

DistilleerderijenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul wo, juli 30, 2014 07:23:39

Glenugie Distillery

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

AB42 0YX

Scotland

Gesloten sinds 1983

Invernettie

Op de site van een oude windmolen in Peterhead (Highlands) richtte Donald McLeod Co een distilleerderij op die naar de naam Invernettie luisterde. We schrijven 1834. Drie jaar later, echter, in 1837, het jaar waarin de naam Invernettie gewijzigd werd in Glenugie, werd ze omgebouwd tot een brouwerij. In 1875 werd deze overgenomen door de Scottish Highland Distillers Company, die ze renoveerden, enorm uitbreidden en terug als distilleerderij in dienst namen. Tussen 1884 en 1915, toen ze eigendom was van Simon Forbes, was de distilleerderij zeer succesvol. Van 1925 tot 1937, daarentegen, ging ze in de mottenballen.

Seagar Evans Co Ltd uit Londen heropende Glenugie en renoveerde ze opnieuw (in 1956, het jaar waarin Seager Evans in handen kwam van Long John Distillers Ltd) en best grondig. Het stoken met kolen werd vervangen door olie en de productie ging flink omhoog. In de jaren ’70 kwam de distilleerderij in handen van Whitbread Co Ltd, die zich genoodzaakt zag de distilleerderij te sluiten op 18 februari 1982, dus als één van de eerste slachtoffers van de grote whiskymalaise.

Niet veel later werd ze afgebroken. Op de terreinen van Glenugie staat nu een reusachtige fabriek van de Score-Group PCL, een bedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in buizen, kleppen, ventielen en kranen, voornamelijk voor de Britse marine.

Fettercairn

Water voor de productie werd betrokken van de Wellington Spring, enkele kilometers verderop. De distilleerderij beschikte over één mashtun en twee stills. In 1963 werd de moutvloer omgetoverd tot warehouses, zodat Glenugie over 9 opslagruimtes beschikte.

Na de sluiting van Glenugie werd Forsyth’s onder de arm genomen voor het ontmantelen van de installatie. De spirit safe en mash tun werden verkocht aan Fettercairn.

Range

Officiële bottelingen zijn zo goed als onvindbaar geworden. Maar recentelijk kocht Chivas Brothers wel het merk op en bracht in 2010 en 2011 twee ‘officiële’ Glenugie Deoch An Doras uit.

Oudere bottelingen, zowel officiële als onafhankelijke, zijn zo goed als onbetaalbaar geworden.

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The Whisky Exchange “Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana” – American Whiskey News

Whisky-Exchange-Vinopolis

 

Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

American whiskey is booming. From the rye explosion (an explosion in popularity, rather than an actual detonation) a few years back to the huge number of craft distilleries appearing all over the USA, American whiskey of all types is doing very well. Hand in hand with that growth comes the crowning of the elders of this new wave – the distillers who helped kick-start things and are now held up as examples of how things should be done. 

jessgraber

Sitting between the big-distillery old guard and the new-wave ‘kids’ is Jess Graber of Stranahan’s. Founded in 2004 after volunteer firefighter Jess met brewer George Stranahan while fighting a blaze at Stranahan’s barn, it is one of the earlier craft-whiskey distilleries and the first to appear in Colorado. Their whiskey became really popular and they rattled through stocks particularly quickly, having to reduce allocations around the USA and beyond. Eventually they had to stop selling it outside of their home state – even we’ve not been able to get Stranahan’s since 2009. Fortunately they’ve got things back under control and we hope to see their whiskey flowing around the world again soon.

But Stranahan’s isn’t the only whiskey taking up Jess Graber’s time. He is also the name behind a new whiskey: Tincup. Jess has selected mature whisky from MGPI, a large producer currently making some of the best rye and bourbon in the USA, and created a whiskey to his specification, without the lead time of distilling and maturing it himself. In the USA, they call this ‘sourced whiskey’ – basically the same as an independent bottler or blender in Scotland.

Rather than following the path of many sourced whiskies, where they simply pick a ready-made whiskey from a menu, Jess has selected spirit made to a number of different recipes and blended them to create something different. From our investigations online, it looks like he combines a whiskey made with a very high rye recipe (60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley) with one made with a lower but still quite high rye recipe (75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley) in a 3:2 ratio, to produce something big and spicy, but still sweet and easy drinking. 

Tincup American Whiskey

Tincup American Whiskey, 40% ABV, £32.25

Nose: Big spice and fruit – apple with cinnamon, clove and toasted, spiced brioche. Rich toffee and caramel, Ginger Nut biscuits and sweet oatcakes with honey.

Palate: Quite light with sweet grain, cinnamon spice and a trio of apple notes – ripe, skin and Jolly Ranchers. Toffee follows, with spicy rye and toasted fruit loaf.

Finish: Cinnamon toast, tannic raisins and soft caramel sweetness.

There’s definitely a bit of marketing involved here, with a big emphasis on Colorado (they bottle it at Stranahan’s in Denver, cutting it to bottling strength with local water, so it’s not a completely spurious claim) and a beautiful tin-cup-topped bottle put together by top designers Stranger and Stranger, but fortunately the spirit lives up to it.

Around the office it’s already been a bit of a hit in Old Fashioneds, with the slightly drier take on bourbon working well with sugar and bitters, as well as in Manhattans, where the rye spice helps it stand up to a slug of Antica Formula or Cocchi Vermouth di Torino.

While people are understandably sniffy about some of the sourced whiskies that have appeared on the market in recent years, hiding behind brand and concealing their nature, Jess Graber has been upfront about Tincup. The company website may not delve into the nature of the spirit, but Jess himself has been telling anyone who asks about his new whiskey: he’s sourced spirit from a great producer, used his expertise as a blender to make something uniquely his, and put it out into the world with his face all over the company website. Good work, Jess.

Originally published on The Whisky Exchange Blog – Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana

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Award-winning Distillery Releases Last in Sell-out trilogy – Scotch Whisky News

Arran DB III

Award-winning distillery releases last in sell-out trilogy 

Isle of Arran Distillers is well-known for its quality malts and occasionally eccentric products, reflecting its independent spirit. Now the award-winning distillery is about to release the final instalment of its popular Devil’s Punch Bowl trilogy.

Chapter III – the Fiendish Finale – is tipped to be the best yet of Arran’s popular limited edition malts.

It’s a multi-age blend matured in Oloroso Sherry Butts and French Oak Barrique casks which gives the spirit a devilishly unique, deep flavour.

Master distiller James MacTaggart delved into the darkest recesses of Arran’s warehouses to hand-pick each cask to find a spellbinding blend.

The result is a spirit that tastes of dark chocolate and dried fruits, with a hint of cinnamon, chocolate raisin and a rich layer of spice and toasted oak to finish.

Talking about his latest concoction, James said: “The Devil’s Punch Bowl malts are our most popular limited edition whiskies ever – the first two sold out in record time.

“Personally this is my favourite of the trilogy and it is a fantastic expression of the Arran Malt. The whisky is bottled without chill filtration at natural strength (53.4 ABV) and is unpeated making it approachable and enabling lots of flavours to be discovered.”

The new bottling is a limited edition with just 6,660 bottles available worldwide – so stocks are limited and it’s expected to sell-out fast.

Euan Mitchell, managing director at Arran Distillers, added: “Over the years we’ve really developed a sense of identity for the Arran Malt and the Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter III encompasses everything that’s great about our spirited and independent outlook.

“We were blown away by the response to our first two editions and I’m sure the finale will be met with similar enthusiasm from customers in the UK and overseas.”

The Devil’s Punch Bowl – Fiendish Finale – will hit shelves at the beginning of August priced at £76.99 for 70ml.

The whisky will be available in the UK via specialist whisky shops and online at www.arranwhisky.com.

About Isle of Arran Distillers:  

http://www.arranwhisky.com/

Accolades for Isle of Arran Distillery include Winner for: Best New Exporter (2004), Queen’s Award for International Trade (2005), Scottish Distiller of the Year (2007) and Scottish Drinks Producer of the Year (2007).

Product awards include: Best Whisky Liqueur (2007), ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Years Under’ for The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish (2008) ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 11-15 Years’ for The Arran Malt Sherry Single Cask 1998 (2010) and ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 11-15 Years’ for the Icons of Arran Peacock (2011).

‘Double Gold Award’ for Arran’s 14 Year Old Single Malt and ‘Gold Award’ for Arran’s 10 Year Old Single Malt at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2012). Double Gold in FiftyBest.com awards (2012). Double Gold Medal for the 12 year-old Cask Strength in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2013).

Double Gold for both the 10 year-old and 12 year-old Cask Strength at the China Wine Spirits Best Value Awards 2014.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/award-winning-distillery-releases-last-in-sell-out-trilogy-scotch-whisky-news/

Glenury Royal 36 Year Old 1968

Glenugie Distillery

DistilleerderijenGeplaatst door Mark Dermul wo, juli 30, 2014 07:23:39

Glenugie Distillery

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

AB42 0YX

Scotland

Gesloten sinds 1983

Invernettie

Op de site van een oude windmolen in Peterhead (Highlands) richtte Donald McLeod Co een distilleerderij op die naar de naam Invernettie luisterde. We schrijven 1834. Drie jaar later, echter, in 1837, het jaar waarin de naam Invernettie gewijzigd werd in Glenugie, werd ze omgebouwd tot een brouwerij. In 1875 werd deze overgenomen door de Scottish Highland Distillers Company, die ze renoveerden, enorm uitbreidden en terug als distilleerderij in dienst namen. Tussen 1884 en 1915, toen ze eigendom was van Simon Forbes, was de distilleerderij zeer succesvol. Van 1925 tot 1937, daarentegen, ging ze in de mottenballen.

Seagar Evans Co Ltd uit Londen heropende Glenugie en renoveerde ze opnieuw (in 1956, het jaar waarin Seager Evans in handen kwam van Long John Distillers Ltd) en best grondig. Het stoken met kolen werd vervangen door olie en de productie ging flink omhoog. In de jaren ’70 kwam de distilleerderij in handen van Whitbread Co Ltd, die zich genoodzaakt zag de distilleerderij te sluiten op 18 februari 1982, dus als één van de eerste slachtoffers van de grote whiskymalaise.

Niet veel later werd ze afgebroken. Op de terreinen van Glenugie staat nu een reusachtige fabriek van de Score-Group PCL, een bedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in buizen, kleppen, ventielen en kranen, voornamelijk voor de Britse marine.

Fettercairn

Water voor de productie werd betrokken van de Wellington Spring, enkele kilometers verderop. De distilleerderij beschikte over één mashtun en twee stills. In 1963 werd de moutvloer omgetoverd tot warehouses, zodat Glenugie over 9 opslagruimtes beschikte.

Na de sluiting van Glenugie werd Forsyth’s onder de arm genomen voor het ontmantelen van de installatie. De spirit safe en mash tun werden verkocht aan Fettercairn.

Range

Officiële bottelingen zijn zo goed als onvindbaar geworden. Maar recentelijk kocht Chivas Brothers wel het merk op en bracht in 2010 en 2011 twee ‘officiële’ Glenugie Deoch An Doras uit.

Oudere bottelingen, zowel officiële als onafhankelijke, zijn zo goed als onbetaalbaar geworden.

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IWSC GOLD FOR THREE SHIPS 10 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT – South African Whisky News

Three Ships 10-Year-Old Single Malt (LR)

IWSC GOLD FOR THREE SHIPS 10 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT 

You will be hard-pressed to still find a bottle of the Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Malt, released in limited-quantities in October 2012. But if you were one of the lucky few to add a bottle to your collection, then the latest gold award achieved at the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) held in London recently, certainly adds to its rarity.

The international panel of judges praised the proudly South African single malt, for its “Rich, full malty nose with bakery dough and ripe stone fruit. Some apricot and pear. Gracious entry with slow spread of flavours. Malt dried fruit and some very pleasant vanilla notes. Little wisp of attractive smoke. Firm, light and clean with beautiful balance. Full fruited finish with some mature notes beginning to show.”

Launched in 2003, as a limited release, the Three Ships 10 Year Old is South Africa’s first single malt whisky. Since then three additions were released in 2010, 2011 and 2012, commemorating the epic voyages of Bartholomew Diaz, Vasco da Gama and Jan van Riebeeck in a special collectors’ series.

The whisky is crafted at the James Sedgwick’s Distillery in Wellington, by master distiller Andy Watts, from the finest malted barley and aged for a minimum of 10 years in specially selected American oak casks of varying ages. The older, smaller casks, contributed to the exceptional smoothness of the whisky whilst the younger American Oak casks brought fruit and oak flavours to the fore.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/iwsc-gold-for-three-ships-10-year-old-single-malt-south-african-whisky-news/