THE MACALLAN REVEALS LATEST LIMITED-EDITION WHISKY: EDITION NO.4 – Scotch Whisky News

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THE MACALLAN REVEALS LATEST LIMITED-EDITION WHISKY: EDITION NO.4

AN EMBODIMENT OF THE NEW SPEYSIDE DISTILLERY

New York, July 11, 2018 – The Macallan has unveiled Edition No.4 – a new limited-edition whisky. The fourth release in the innovative Edition Series, Edition No.4 embodies the craftsmanship and pioneering design of the new Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland, which opened in June 2018. The liquid  demonstrates the mastery of whisky making on the estate since 1824 and is another exceptional example of The Macallan’s dedication to quality.

Edition No.4 explores the whisky making process, exposing the detail of its creation for true transparency. This limited-edition whisky has been shaped by the use of incomparable oak casks, which are the single greatest contributor to the outstanding quality, natural colors and distinctive aromas and flavors of The Macallan. Nick Savage, The Macallan’s Master Distiller, has handpicked casks to reflect a modern flavor profile while staying true to The Macallan Sherry-seasoned oak casks maturation.

The meticulous attention to detail and quality in the oak cask selection brings different dimensions as each cask imparts its own influence to the whisky, delivering surprising aromas and character. Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant and invigorating single malt that brings notes of rounded honey, sweet toffee and citrus fruits.

While previous releases, Edition No.1 and Edition No.2, highlighted the influence each cask has on the taste and flavor of the whisky, Edition No.3 provided an insight into the aromas. Edition No.4 stands out by revealing the structure of the whisky, drawing parallels on how the new Macallan Distillery is constructed, and showcases the lengths The Macallan goes to when creating single malts.

Taking inspiration from the structure of the new distillery, Edition No.4 exposes the role of each cask in the making of the whisky. European oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Tevasa provide the foundation, contributing rich notes of dried fruit and delivering a layer of wood spices and root ginger, while European oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Jose y Miguel Martin and Diego Martin Rosado shape the form of the whisky, offering notes of dried fruit, dates and figs.  American oak Sherry-seasoned casks from Vasyma balance the structure, imparting vanilla, toffees and butterscotch. The capstone which completes the composition is represented through refill sherry-seasoned oak casks, bringing the bright, lively character of citrus fruits.

Nick Savage, The Macallan Master Distiller, notes: “Edition No.4 is a celebration of The Macallan’s whisky making heritage as we enter an exciting new era, marking the coming together of our history and new horizons in the creation of two structural masterpieces: a remarkable whisky and a magnificent new distillery.”

With an ABV of 48.4% and a natural color of burnished copper, Edition No.4 is a distinct whisky that pushes the boundaries of innovation and reflects the passion, traditions and craftsmanship that goes into the art of the perfect cask selection.

The Edition No.4 limited edition pack featuring a hand signed print of The Macallan Distillery by Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin will be available in select retailers across the US as of July 2018 for a SRP of $100.

For further information visit: https://www.themacallan.com/

Tasting notes:

Color: Burnished copper  

Nose: Bold and rounded honey with a sweet toffee apple note. Orange zest follows a background of ginger and nutmeg. Robust, polished matured oak comes at the end in contrast to the subtle green wood and floral undertones.

Palate: Nutmeg with wood spices and green cloves open up immediately, with a calm following the intense beginnings, leaving a sweet and vanilla viscous mouth coating.

Finish: Fruity with oaky sweetness, long and lasting.

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About The Macallan

Founded in 1824 in the heart of Speyside, The Macallan is one of the world’s’ most admired and awarded single malt whiskies. The reputation of The Macallan is based on a product of outstanding quality and distinctive character, founded upon a set of guiding principles, the Six Pillars. An unrivalled obsession with quality has been the hallmark of The Macallan since its’ founding by Alexander Reid on a plateau above the river Spey in north-east Scotland. The distillery is surrounded by the 390 acre Macallan estate, with Easter Elchies House at its center, a Highland Manor built in 1700.

For more information visit www.us.themacallan.com. The Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-macallan-reveals-latest-limited-edition-whisky-edition-no-4/

The Whisky Barrel Release STRATHCLYDE 30 YEAR OLD 1988 GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL #62125 – Scotch Whisky News

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The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottling, 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release an exclusive single grain Scotch whisky from Strathclyde Grain Distillery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Glasgow Garden Festival.

The Garden Festival took place in Glasgow between the 26th of April and 26th of September 1988 and attracted over four million visitors. It was one of the five National Garden Festivals and the only one in Scotland.

The National Garden Festivals were based on the German post-war ‘Bundesgartenschau’ idea for reclaiming large areas of disused or neglected land in cities. The Glasgow site is now home to the Glasgow Science Centre and a digital media village on the banks of the River Clyde.

Strathclyde Grain Distillery sits within the Gorbals district of Glasgow, just along the River Clyde from where the Garden Festival took place. The distillery is Glasgow’s only grain distillery but hasn’t always just made grain whiskies. A set of stills was installed in 1956 and the distillery produced a single malt, Kinclaith. In 1975 Strathclyde stopped producing malted whisky and turned to producing grain whisky for blends. There are no official bottlings of Strathclyde or Kinclaith available.

Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1988 is available exclusively from TheWhiskyBarrel.com. Distilled on the 9th of June 1988 and bottled on the 10th of June 2018. Single barrel there are just 137 bottles available. There will be a restriction of two bottles per customer in the interest of fairness.

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan. 

Strathclyde 30 Year Old Glasgow Garden Festival | 1988 | TheWhiskyBarrel.com| 54.3%

Tasting notes 

Colour: Golden syrup.

Nose: Sweet butterscotch and toffee. 

Taste: Caramelised sugar, rich toffee and Scottish vanilla tablet. 

Finish: Medium dry, satisfying finish with hints of fudge and toffee lingering. 

Price: £130 GBP / $143 USD (+ PP) 

Notice:-

Q) What is the product called?
A) Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival

Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
A) Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Q) Where is it available?
A) Scotland, off-trade, TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
A) Scotland only, TheWhiskyBarrel.com ships worldwide.

Q) How much is it?
A) £130 GBP / $143 USD (+ PP)

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

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 54.3% ABV natural cask strength.

Q) Why has this product been launched?
A) Limited Edition single cask distillery exclusive for The Whisky Barrel. 

The Whisky Barrel is a speciaslit online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. Prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-whisky-barrel-release-strathclyde-30-year-old-1988-glasgow-garden-festival-62125-scotch-whisky-news/

The Sazerac Company Named Importer of the Year – Whisky News

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THE SAZERAC COMPANY NAMED IMPORTER OF THE YEAR 

Sazerac earned the most points in the 2018 San Fransico Worlds Spirit Competition 

            New Orleans, LA (July 11, 2018) The Sazerac Company received the prestigious award of Importer of the Year at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The Importer of the Year award recognizes the single importer earning the most points, measured by the number and level of awards won in a given year.

The SFWSC is the world’s most respected and influential international spirits competition, and the largest event of its kind in the United States. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition it was a record breaking year with 2,469 spirits entered in over 100 categories. Forty eight judges taste the spirits in a blind taste testing and give the spirit a medal based off of what they think it deserves.

The Sazerac Company was awarded Importer of the Year because it earned the most medals equating to points. Complete results for the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/.

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-sazerac-company-named-importer-of-the-year-whisky-news/

The Sazerac Company Named Importer of the Year – Whisky News

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THE SAZERAC COMPANY NAMED IMPORTER OF THE YEAR 

Sazerac earned the most points in the 2018 San Fransico Worlds Spirit Competition 

            New Orleans, LA (July 11, 2018) The Sazerac Company received the prestigious award of Importer of the Year at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The Importer of the Year award recognizes the single importer earning the most points, measured by the number and level of awards won in a given year.

The SFWSC is the world’s most respected and influential international spirits competition, and the largest event of its kind in the United States. At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition it was a record breaking year with 2,469 spirits entered in over 100 categories. Forty eight judges taste the spirits in a blind taste testing and give the spirit a medal based off of what they think it deserves.

The Sazerac Company was awarded Importer of the Year because it earned the most medals equating to points. Complete results for the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/.

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-sazerac-company-named-importer-of-the-year-whisky-news/

The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottlings, Irish Single Malt, 14 Year Old, 2003, Exclusive Malts – Irish Whiskey News

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The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottlings, Irish Single Malt, 14 Year Old, 2003, Exclusive Malts 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release another fantastic Irish Single Malt from a mystery distillery on the Cooley Peninsula in Ireland.

The Irish Single Malt 14 Year Old 2003 is the follow-up to last year’s sell-out sister cask.

The Whisky Barrel has teamed up with The Creative Whisky Company to bring you a second helping of this great malt. Its providence is a secret distillery in Ireland. Single cask whiskey releases from this distillery are rare, making this bottling even more interesting.

Irish whiskey is enjoying a booming resurgence with new distilleries popping up across the Emerald Isle.

Distilled in a refill-sherry Hogshead on the 15th of December 2003, cask number 200503, bottled in June 2018 with an ABV of 50.5%, yields just 264 bottles. This Irish Malt was very popular last year, not least because it is something of an unusual and very interesting product. This new release is more of the same; put simply, a must-try.

The Creative Whisky Company, based in Dumfries Galloway, bottles a wide range of malt whiskies. The company specialises in Exclusive, single cask, single malt whiskies.

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan. 

Irish Single Malt 14 Year Old | 2003 Exclusive Malts| 50.5%

Tasting notes 

Colour: Copper gold.

Nose: Lots of golden syrup and crisp apples. 

Taste: Crisp green apple peel mixed gently with melted brown sugars. Malt biscuits wrapped up in a sweet melody of tropical fruits, melon and a hint of citrus. Extra weight is brought by the heavy sherry cask influence, adding to the silky mouthfeel. 

Finish: Dry and sweet with a good length. 

Price: £57.14 GBP / $64.43 USD (+ PP) 

Notes:-

  1. Q) What is the product called?
    A) Irish Single Malt, 14 Year Old, 2003, Exclusive Malts
  2. Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
    A)  Friday 6th of July 2018.Q) Where is it available?
    A) Scotland, off-trade, TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

    Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
    A) Scotland only, TheWhiskyBarrel.com ships worldwide.

    Q) How much is it?
    A) £57.14 GBP / $64.43 USD (+ PP)

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

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 50.5% ABV natural cask strength.

  • Q) Why has this product been launched?
    A) Limited Edition single cask bottled exclusively by Berry Bros. Rudd for The Whisky Barrel. 

 

The Whisky Barrel is a speciaslit online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-whisky-barrel-releases-their-latest-exclusive-bottlings-irish-single-malt-14-year-old-2003-exclusive-malts-irish-whiskey-news/

The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottlings, Irish Single Malt, 14 Year Old, 2003, Exclusive Malts – Irish Whiskey News

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The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottlings, Irish Single Malt, 14 Year Old, 2003, Exclusive Malts 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release another fantastic Irish Single Malt from a mystery distillery on the Cooley Peninsula in Ireland.

The Irish Single Malt 14 Year Old 2003 is the follow-up to last year’s sell-out sister cask.

The Whisky Barrel has teamed up with The Creative Whisky Company to bring you a second helping of this great malt. Its providence is a secret distillery in Ireland. Single cask whiskey releases from this distillery are rare, making this bottling even more interesting.

Irish whiskey is enjoying a booming resurgence with new distilleries popping up across the Emerald Isle.

Distilled in a refill-sherry Hogshead on the 15th of December 2003, cask number 200503, bottled in June 2018 with an ABV of 50.5%, yields just 264 bottles. This Irish Malt was very popular last year, not least because it is something of an unusual and very interesting product. This new release is more of the same; put simply, a must-try.

The Creative Whisky Company, based in Dumfries Galloway, bottles a wide range of malt whiskies. The company specialises in Exclusive, single cask, single malt whiskies.

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan. 

Irish Single Malt 14 Year Old | 2003 Exclusive Malts| 50.5%

Tasting notes 

Colour: Copper gold.

Nose: Lots of golden syrup and crisp apples. 

Taste: Crisp green apple peel mixed gently with melted brown sugars. Malt biscuits wrapped up in a sweet melody of tropical fruits, melon and a hint of citrus. Extra weight is brought by the heavy sherry cask influence, adding to the silky mouthfeel. 

Finish: Dry and sweet with a good length. 

Price: £57.14 GBP / $64.43 USD (+ PP) 

Notes:-

  1. Q) What is the product called?
    A) Irish Single Malt, 14 Year Old, 2003, Exclusive Malts
  2. Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
    A)  Friday 6th of July 2018.Q) Where is it available?
    A) Scotland, off-trade, TheWhiskyBarrel.com.

    Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
    A) Scotland only, TheWhiskyBarrel.com ships worldwide.

    Q) How much is it?
    A) £57.14 GBP / $64.43 USD (+ PP)

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

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 50.5% ABV natural cask strength.

  • Q) Why has this product been launched?
    A) Limited Edition single cask bottled exclusively by Berry Bros. Rudd for The Whisky Barrel. 

 

The Whisky Barrel is a speciaslit online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-whisky-barrel-releases-their-latest-exclusive-bottlings-irish-single-malt-14-year-old-2003-exclusive-malts-irish-whiskey-news/

Introducing the Birmingham Show this September – Whisky News

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WE’RE BACK IN THE CITY
15 SEPTEMBER 2018
– thestudio –

Brace yourselves for our greatest whisky tasting experience yet as we return to Birmingham city centre for the third year. This September we will be introducing a new concept to the show which we’re itching to share with you. Read on to see what we’re planning…

BOOK TICKETS NOW

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BENROMACH 20th ANNIVERSARY MASTERCLASS
WITH KEITH CRUICKSHANK

Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager of Benromach is joining us to celebrate their 20th anniversary! Join Keith at the show this autumn to taste a range of exceptional single malt whiskies and hear more about the past, present and future of this family-owned Speyside distillery.

SET YOUR ALARMS!

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY
16th JULY, 3PM GMT

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FINE RARE ROOM

Dream drams are a big part of our shows and we always do our darndest to present some of the finer whiskies on the shelf for you to taste. This year we’re taking it a step up a notch with the Fine and Rare Room. Here you’ll find a range of sought after whiskies including old bottlings and closed distilleries. Keep an eye out as we begin to announce the drams soon.

FIND OUT MORE

– OPENING TIMES –

Saturday 15th
12pm – 6pm
(5.40pm last pour)

Please arrive at the venue early to avoid potential queues

– VENUE –

thestudio venue
7 Cannon Street
Birmingham
B2 5EP

Click HERE for directions

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/introducing-the-birmingham-show-this-september-whisky-news/

The Macallan Unveils Immersive Distillery Experience ~ New York’s Grand Central July 25 – 27 – Scotch Whisky News

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The Macallan Unveils Immersive Distillery Experience

The Distillery Experience

In June 2018, The Macallan unveiled its iconic and unprecedented new distillery and visitor experience, after 6 years and $186 million in the making. Solidifying its position as the luxury single malt, the brand also needed to spread mass awareness about its opening to drive interest and traffic to this whisky mecca as a true destination.

To do this, The Macallan created a global campaign bringing the new distillery experience to consumers and stakeholders around the world through an array of engaging experiences and custom content. From the doors of the new distillery and inside the stunning new visitor experience, an interactive virtual experience will allow consumers anywhere in the world – at an event, on their mobile phones, on our social media pages, or in a retail store – to explore the new distillery as if they were really there, and choose their own path to learn more about the history and heritage of The Macallan and its unrivaled whisky making process. From Hong Kong to Mexico City to NYC and beyond, the installations and VR technology will bring the distillery to the world.

Here in the US, an event series highlighting the brand’s foundations and future will take place for one week in July – with a private media influencer event in NYC followed by a consumer-facing activation at Grand Central Station.

 In addition to whisky tastings, also featuring the brand new Edition No. 4 expression, and brand education moments, the events will feature an immersive “Cube” installation that brings the new distillery to life within a large, interactive booth structure. The 15x15x15 “Cube” offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the distillery like never before. An in-person guide will take guests through a 4D multi-sensorial, immersive experience features 360 degree panoramic content of the new distillery projected on large scale walls of the booth.

Grand Central Activation

To celebrate the launch of The Macallan’s new distillery and bring a taste of Speyside to New York, we will transform Vanderbilt Hall into an immersive and sensational experience where guests will be transported to the distillery. Our interactive cube will take guests on a virtual journey through the distillery and Easter Elchies Estate to learn about the distillery building architecture, our collectable expressions and untold stories from our estate. As part of the experience, guests will enjoy samples of The Macallan with bites of Scottish fare.

The Macallan’s new distillery activation will take place at the following dates and times:

  • Date(s): Wednesday, July 25, Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 (half day only) – Friday, July 27 is National Scotch Day
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM (12:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Friday)

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-macallan-unveils-immersive-distillery-experience-new-yorks-grand-central-july-25-27-scotch-whisky-news/

Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

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Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Whisky (750ml) ($56.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: “The name of this whisky is a nod to how its matured in three different casks: American Bourbon, Spanish oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry. Its robust, with a deep amber hue and rich caramel scent. The flavor profile shows toffee, campfire smoke and a mouthwatering butterscotch note on the exhale. It almost reads like a peated Bourbon. (KN)” (12/2015)

KL Notes: A favorite of the employees at Auchentoshan and many at KL, the Three Wood is deep amber in color, nutty, rich and aromatic on the nose. It’s extremely full on the palate, sweet sherry flavors complement the high tones and fruity nature of the spirit. The finish is long and warm. Aged in Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry, and Pedro Ximenez casks the Three Wood is the perfect combination.

Jeffrey Jones | KL Staff Member | Review Date: June 30, 2018

This is a wonderful single malt for those looking for an easy drinker. The the nose is light and pretty with a hint of bees wax. In the mouth it is light and delicate with the sherry aging adding juicy notes. What makes this single so nice is that all of the flavor aspects are balanced and harmonious. There is a delicious finish.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: June 25, 2018

Filled in 3 different barrel types, this dram showcases American Bourbon casks, Spanish Olorosso butts, and unctuous Pedro Ximenez casks. This cask regimen does several things. The bourbon highlights the inherent fruity, vanilla cake, and creme brulee character of the spirit. The Olorosso adds gobs of cocoa, nuttiness, and toffee. And of course, the PX dials up a beautiful sweetness, intensity, and raisined fruits. While this triple casks regime adds layers of complexity, body, and richness, it also belies the notion that Lowland whisky is light and simple. At just $56.99 this is a shameless sherry dram for every day enjoyment. While the lowlands does have some highly coveted bottles, it’s this kind of easy enjoy-ability that makes it such a special place for whisky.

Will Blakely | KL Staff Member | Review Date: June 22, 2018

The Three Wood beautifully showcases the movement away from age statements and toward creative cask finishes. On the nose, it immediately offers enticing aromas of dried fruit, orange peel, caramelized sugar and ample spice. On the palate, it tastes full and complex despite its three distillations. Vanilla and dry sherry dominate at first but give way to soft tones of toffee and raisins. Typical of lowland malts, the finish brings a lingering nutty sweetness, but with a hint of charred wood. Altogether, it makes for an endlessly enjoyable dram that satisfies most any palate. I highly recommend this bottle for fans of bourbon or Irish whisky trying to break into Scottish single malts. It’s also a great pick for scotch drinkers looking for something new in a sherry-focused style.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/auchentoshan-three-wood-single-malt-at-kl-california-scotch-whisky-news/

The Kurayoshi Sherry Cask

Another one of these new brands that try to surf the wave of Japanese whisky.

This is created by the little-known Matsui Shuzou, originally a sake and shochu producer founded in 1910. Don’t let them fool you though: like most of these unknown names, the Kurayoshi range consists of blended malts, made with Scotch whiskies shipped over to Japan, where they are blended with small portions of Japanese whisky. And even then, Japanese whisky is not clearly defined so we can’t be sure of the nature of the spirit. The end result can legally still be called Japanese whisky but it seems they are working on stricter regulations for the future.

There is a Kurayoshi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask but this ‘Pure Malt’ Kurayoshi Sherry Cask one doesn’t have an age statement. It appears to be ‘over 3 years old’, obviously.

 

 

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(43%, OB +/- 2018)

Nose: nutty and grassy. Above all very young, a little spirity. Hints of cheap rum, plum eau-de-vie and calvados. Walnuts. Over time fresher citrus notes appear (lemon and lemongrass). Mouth: a very rough alcoholic taste. It tingles, but doesn’t have much flavour except for a bit of raisins and vague caramel notes. Hints of muesli too. Just to put things in perspective: it’s worse than Johnnie Walker Red. Finish: short, not so good.

Roughly between € 80 and € 100, depending where you look. There’s nothing to justify this pricing, so just avoid it. If you want real Japanese whisky, better stick to the established distilleries.

Score: 60/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/japan-whisky/kurayoshi-sherry-cask/