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

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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. 

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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/

SIXTH GOLD IN A ROW FOR BAIN’S CAPE MOUNTAIN WHISKY AT IWSC – South African Whisky News

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SIXTH GOLD IN A ROW FOR BAIN’S CAPE MOUNTAIN WHISKY AT IWSC

The proudly South African single grain whisky, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, continues to reaffirm its exceptionally smooth and unique taste with its sixth consecutive gold medal from the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition held in London recently.

Lauded for its “Big, strong fragrant nose with vanilla and orange, caramel toffee and spicy oak” flavours by the international panel of judges, the “sound, full flavoured finish” echo’s the reason why whisky experts and consumers from around the world have been praising this multi-award winning whisky since its launch in 2009.

Inspired by the Cape Mountains and its natural beauty, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is South Africa’s first single grain whisky and is crafted at the James Sedgwick’s Distillery situated in one of South Africa’s most picturesque regions near the Bainskloof Pass. The whisky is inspired by the areas’ magnificent peaks, cool, sparkling streams, wooded valleys and a wealth of indigenous fynbos.

Only the finest South African grain is used together with water that flows over 850 million year old sandstone and indigenous fynbos, setting Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky apart from any other whisky produced in the world. The whisky is quite uniquely double-matured – first for three years in casks previously used for Bourbon, before being revatted into a fresh set of casks for a further maturation period that result in its exceptionally smooth and unique taste.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is available nationwide from leading liquor outlets for around R215.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/sixth-gold-in-a-row-for-bains-cape-mountain-whisky-at-iwsc-south-african-whisky-news/

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY SPIRITS RECOGNIZED AS “OUTSTANDING” IN INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

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BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY SPIRITS RECOGNIZED

AS “OUTSTANDING” IN

INTERNATIONAL WINE SPIRITS COMPETITION

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (July 30, 2014) – Buffalo Trace Distillery is continuing its tradition of being the world’s most award-winning Distillery with several new honors from the 2014 International Wine Spirits Competition (IWSC). All 12 Buffalo Trace spirits entered into the competition received high honors, including its new Wheatley Vodka that is available exclusively at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor’s Center.

The following results were released in London, England on July 23:

Gold Outstanding Medal was awarded to:

  • Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon

Gold Medals were awarded to:

  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon
  • Col. E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Benchmark Bourbon

Silver Outstanding Medals were awarded to:

  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Col. E. H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old Bourbon
  • William Larue Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon

Silver Medal was awarded to:

  • Stagg Jr. Bourbon

The “Gold Outstanding” and “Silver Outstanding” medals are awarded based upon the highest scores within each of those respective categories.

“To be able to present such a variety and fare so well with each entry, it’s an honor.” Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley, said. “We are proud and very humbled by these results.”

The International Wine and Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

All entries are first blind tasted in groups divided by variety, region and vintage as necessary, by professional expert judges (by glass, not bottle) and then the top products are sent for detailed (chemical and microbiological) analysis. This analysis is crucial as in some instances the results of this analysis may lead to marks being deducted or even outright rejection.

Learn more at www.iwsc.net.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1786 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/buffalo-trace-distillery-spirits-recognized-as-outstanding-ininternational-wine-spirits-competition-american-whiskey-news/

New Arrivals For Your Collection at Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News

AA SMD 2

New Arrivals For Your Collection…

  AA SMD 1

Chivas Brothers Century of Malts (JF02) 40% | 75cl

“This bottle contains 100 single malt Scotch whiskies – an unequalled collection. From the highlands and the famous Spey Valley, the distant Islands, and the soft, harmonious Lowlands, a hundred ancient oak casks have yielded their treasure. The result is superb, of an incomparable richness and age. only the cellars of Chivas Brothers could produce such an historic tribute to the spirit of Scotch Malt Whisky.”

Price: £125.00 ex VAT
£150.00 inc VAT

AA SMD 2

Chivas Brothers Legend Special Reserve (JF03) 43% | 75cl

Chivas Regal Legend Special Reserve is a blend of
very old malt and grain whisky, which for years have matured to this very special perfect quality.

Chivas Regal Legend is known for its beautiful soft, rich and delicate flowery aromas that are well balanced with a nutty sweetness that develop into a refined fruity and woody aftertaste.

Price:£125.00 ex VAT
£150.00 inc VAT

AA SMD 3

Chivas Brothers Revolve Blended (JF06) 50% | 75cl

Please note this is the 75cl 50% ABV version not the more common 50cl 40% ABV bottle.

Price: £66.67 ex VAT
£80.00 inc VAT

AA SMD 4

Chivas Imperial 18 Year old (JF04) 43% | 70cl

This impressive presentation from Chivas Brothers has a classic screenprint label and is in original Chivas wrapping and box.

Price:£125.00 ex VAT
£150.00 inc VAT

AA SMD 5

Chivas Brothers Royal Salute LXX Black Ceramic (JF05) 40% | 70

Nose
Poached apricots in crème anglaise. Then dark chocolate pralines, with hazelnuts.
Palate
Gingery. Lively. Creamy. Very sherryish.
Finish
Fragrant smokiness, and oakiness.

Notes by Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine.

Price:£208.33 ex VAT
£250.00 inc VAT

AA SMD 6

Strathisla 25 Year Old Celebration Edition (JF01) 43% | 70cl

This is a special limited edition of 600 bottles to celebrate the restoration of Strathisla Distillery on the 9th May, 1995.

Price: £166.67 ex VAT
£200.00 inc VAT

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/new-arrivals-for-your-collection-at-single-malts-direct-scotch-whisky-news/

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY SPIRITS RECOGNIZED AS “OUTSTANDING” ININTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION – American Whiskey News

BT LOGO II

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY SPIRITS RECOGNIZED

AS “OUTSTANDING” IN

INTERNATIONAL WINE SPIRITS COMPETITION

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (July 30, 2014) – Buffalo Trace Distillery is continuing its tradition of being the world’s most award-winning Distillery with several new honors from the 2014 International Wine Spirits Competition (IWSC). All 12 Buffalo Trace spirits entered into the competition received high honors, including its new Wheatley Vodka that is available exclusively at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor’s Center.

The following results were released in London, England on July 23:

Gold Outstanding Medal was awarded to:

  • Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon

Gold Medals were awarded to:

  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon
  • Col. E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Benchmark Bourbon

Silver Outstanding Medals were awarded to:

  • Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Col. E. H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Old Bourbon
  • William Larue Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon

Silver Medal was awarded to:

  • Stagg Jr. Bourbon

The “Gold Outstanding” and “Silver Outstanding” medals are awarded based upon the highest scores within each of those respective categories.

“To be able to present such a variety and fare so well with each entry, it’s an honor.” Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley, said. “We are proud and very humbled by these results.”

The International Wine and Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

All entries are first blind tasted in groups divided by variety, region and vintage as necessary, by professional expert judges (by glass, not bottle) and then the top products are sent for detailed (chemical and microbiological) analysis. This analysis is crucial as in some instances the results of this analysis may lead to marks being deducted or even outright rejection.

Learn more at www.iwsc.net.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1786 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2014/08/buffalo-trace-distillery-spirits-recognized-as-outstanding-ininternational-wine-spirits-competition-american-whiskey-news/

Coleburn 19 Year Old 1981 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered

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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Glenury Royal Distillery

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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