The Glenlivet Code at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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GLENLIVET CODE

$126.28

ABV: 48.0%
BOTTLER: Distillery
REGION: Speyside

Glenlivet Code Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Limited edition for you to crack the whisky’s combination of aromas and flavours. *LIMIT OF 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER* Having out-grown his distillery at Upper Drumin George Smith built a new distillery in 1858 at Minore just short distance upstream of the River Livet and which he opened the following year and named Glenlivet Distillery. During the 1850s the Edinburgh firm of Andrew Usher produced the first vatting of malt whiskey from a single distillery using a number of different vintages of Glenlivet whiskey. Following expansion in 2010 this distillery is now equipped with fourteen stills making it one of the largest malt whiskey distilleries in Scotland. The range includes Glenlivet Founders Reserve and Nadurra.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/the-glenlivet-code-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

EXCLUSIVE SINGLE CASK STUNNERS FROM DICKEL AT K&L CALIFORNIA – American Whiskey News

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It was this past September that we last received a shipment of single barrel exclusives from George Dickel. While not technically bourbon, these Tennessee whiskeys immediately grabbed the attention of wheated bourbon fans — revealing much the same profile as the most coveted bottlings in this category, but without cracking the $50 mark. Sweet, rich, and high proofed, they are precisely what the discerning bourbon drinker is looking for. As we anticipated, they flew out the door, so we’ve gone back and secured three more barrels. This set is every bit as impressive as the first, and are truly astounding finds — especially when you consider their price-to-quality ratio. By their very nature, quantities are super limited, so don’t wait too long to pick up these exclusive stunners.

Another recent arrival is the truly stunning Balvenie “Peat Week.” An outlier in Balvenie’s portfolio, this bold and smoky concoction is not some clever marketing ploy, but a truly unique expression from a distillery that’s made its name with subtle and nuanced Scotches. Consistently one of our favorite annual releases, this year’s expression is heavenly. It is crafted in a way that will appeal to longtime Balvenie fans, as well as the most ardent followers of Ardbeg, which is to say, it shows the perfect amount of smoke without masking the underlying complexity for which Balvenie is so well known.

And for our gin aficionados, we have available the much-lauded Malacca from Tanqueray. This Old Tom style was an underground success when it was released in 1997 until its mothballing a few short years later. Thankfully, with the rise of interest in artisanal gins, Tanqueray decided to reintroduce their delightful take on Old Tom. Citrusy, fresh, and with a soft approach, it is perfect for anyone who is on the hunt for the perfect mixing gin that also drinks beautifully on its own.

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When you talk to passionate bourbon drinkers today, most of them are looking for the rich, sweet, boldly flavored, high-proof editions that seem to have completely evaporated from today’s market. Part of the reason the Van Winkle expressions (and the Weller bourbons by default) became so beloved, besides the pull of pop culture, has to do with their sweeter profile due to the lack of rye grain in the mash bill as a balance. While not technically categorized as bourbon (even though it qualifies as such, Dickel goes by Tennessee whiskey), the distillery’s high corn, low rye mash of 84% corn, 8% rye and 8% malted barley results in a whiskey brimming with sweetness and lighter on the peppery and herbaceous elements. The only thing that’s ever kept Dickel from becoming the next big thing in the American whiskey scene is the low proof, but that’s where the company’s single barrel program comes in. Each KL selected single cask of Dickel comes with a 9-year age statement and 51.5% ABV, dialing up the sweetness and sending serious bourbon fans into a frenzy.

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George Dickel “KL Exclusive” 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L8040K1007 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Barrel K1007 is bold and spicy on the nose but big, sweet, and woody on the palate. This Tennessee Whiskey has the smooth finish you’d expect from its more famous cousin, bourbon.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: May 20, 2018

If you’ve loved the previous Dickel selections we’ve bottled, this is a worthy follow up. It’s big, bold, and spicy but with the classically smooth finish you want from Dickel. That spice is like you’ve mixed cinnamon and clove together with fresh saw dust. It’s beautiful and full and the perfect playmate for many different cocktails, especially those with a sweet vermouth.

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George Dickel “KL Exclusive” 9 Year Old Single Barrel #08D09F70415 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Barrel 0415 is amazingly different from the majority of the Dickel barrels we have selected. There is a fruity component here that you just don’t often see in Bourbon (or Tennessee whiskey). In a way it seems to drink backwards from the other Dickel selections. It begins sweet, floral, and compels you to linger on the nose. The palate shows that signature smooth sweetness, and then Wham! the spice on the finish brings it all together.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: May 20, 2018

This is the most compelling of the Dickel Barrels to date. It’s noticeably different from anything else we’ve bottled before. While many single barrels are a riff on a theme, the nose here just jumps out as being wildly different. It’s fruity, intense, a bit floral, and is the kind of whiskey you’d be happy to nose all night long. The only problem with that plan is that it is so big, full, and rich on the palate that you’d be missing out on the sweet profile and long clean finish.

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George Dickel “KL Exclusive” 9 Year Old Single Barrel #L7233K1007 Tennessee Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

Barrel #1007 is the corniest of the bunch (in a good way) with lots of sweet grainy aromas and notes of buttered popcorn with baking spices on the palate. It’s never sweet or overtly rich, however, in spite of those characteristics. The finish is spicy and lively with hints of barrel char and rich oak that linger for minutes. It’s a whiskey for those looking for bourbon-like alternatives that still retain their favorite flavors.

Andrew Whiteley | KL Staff Member | Review Date: January 11, 2018

George Dickel is like your favorite musician. Any album they put out you just have to listen to because they’re all so damn good. This new barrel is no exception. It might be because I’ve been drinking so much of it that the twists and turns a new barrel brings stand out in interesting ways, but I think this is the best barrel of the season (and I’m afraid our last for a while). There is a darker caramel note here – almost fudge like. The wood spice takes a back seat to the sweetness of the corn itself. Endlessly smooth and still peppy at 103 proof, this is another home run.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/exclusive-single-cask-stunners-from-dickel-at-kl-california-american-whiskey-news/

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2018 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling – American Whiskey News

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Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2018 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling

12th Edition of annual ultra-premium release renews partnership with Master Blender Alain Royer and continues support of ALS research and patient care

BARDSTOWN, KY— Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the 2018 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in orange curaçao barrels. The 12th edition will ship into select markets across the country beginning in September.

The 2018 edition showcases the versatility that Heaven Hill’s 1.4 million aging barrels provide for an ultra-premium, innovative Bourbon. Aged for seven to eight years in the upper floors of Rickhouse Q, the Bourbon was then aged for four months in barrels that previously held French orange curaçao liqueur. The orange curaçao finished offering is the second barrel-finished Bourbon in twelve years of the annual Parker’s Heritage Collection series. Royer also partnered on a previous edition, which featured a Cognac finished Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Bottled at 110 proof (55% abv) and non-chill filtered to preserve all the flavor compounds, the orange curaçao finish lends a unique flavor that complements the Bourbon without overpowering it, creating an entirely new and elegant tasting experience.

The annual release of Parker’s signature line is one of the most highly anticipated bottlings for Whiskey and Bourbon lovers worldwide, as the collection produces an innovative, highly sought after bottling each year and now serves as a remembrance of the collection’s namesake. Parker’s Heritage Collection was originally conceived to showcase the extraordinary quality and broad range of Heaven Hill’s American Whiskey holdings, as Heaven Hill boasts the world’s second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey.

The late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam, for whom the acclaimed series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010. The past five editions from 2013-2017, including the “Promise of Hope” Bourbon, the “Original Batch” Straight Wheat Whiskey, the Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, the 24-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, and the 11-Year-Old Single Barrel, respectively, have raised over one million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased. Heaven Hill will continue with this cause-related campaign, and will again contribute a portion of the proceeds from the average national retail cost of $89.99 of each 750ml bottle sold of this year’s release to the ALS Association. With every past edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection quickly selling out, the company expects to continue to generate significant dollars for this effort in Parker’s memory.

“We are excited to resume our partnership with Alain Royer as we continue to innovate with barrel finished products,” said Susan Wahl, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill Distillery.  “Parker appreciated thoughtful, new ways to enjoy Bourbon, as evidenced by his original collaboration with Royer.  This newest edition blends both Parker’s imprint, as the Bourbon was distilled by him several years ago, but also the imprint of our current Master Distiller, Denny Potter, who worked through countless samples to find the perfect balance of flavor and Bourbon. We are proud to continue offering the Parker’s Heritage Collection in his memory and continue to support ALS research and patient care efforts.”

Packaged in the same upscale 750ml bottle as the previous eleven editions, but with a beige colored label, the newest Parker’s Heritage Collection edition reflects the care and craftsmanship of its contents. Available in a three-bottle case, it will be featured on the shelves and back bars of the nation’s finest spirits retailers and on-premise accounts starting in September. With previous releases having won multiple awards from Whisky Advocate magazine, Whisky Magazine and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the series stands as some of the most critically lauded American Whiskeys in recent memory. Past bottlings have won awards ranging from “Best North American Whiskey” to “American Whiskey of the Year” to “Best of Show, Brown Spirits.”

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ABOUT HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY: Founded in Kentucky by the Shapira family in 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery continues its legacy as one of the foremost American Whiskey producers. Heaven Hill has cultivated the traditions and history of America’s Native Spirit with its fierce independence, passionate family ownership, dedication to quality, and thoughtful innovation. Today, Heaven Hill Distillery maintains over 1.4 million barrels aging in 56 warehouses throughout Nelson and Jefferson Counties. It is home to an award-winning collection of American Whiskeys including Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky and Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill Distillery currently holds the title of 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition Best Bourbon, 2017 Whisky Advocate Whisky of the Year, and previously held the titles of 2016 Whisky Magazine Distillery of the Year, 2016 Whisky Advocate American Whiskey of the Year and 2016 Rye Whiskey of the Year from “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.” For more information, please visit www.heavenhilldistillery.com.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/heaven-hill-distillery-announces-release-of-2018-parkers-heritage-collection-limited-edition-bottling-american-whiskey-news/

CARSEBRIDGE 44 YEAR OLD 1973 SOVEREIGN 10TH ANNIVERSARY #14189 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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CARSEBRIDGE 44 YEAR OLD 1973 SOVEREIGN 10TH ANNIVERSARY #14189
$200.32
ABV: 50.9%
AGE: 44 Year Old
VINTAGE: 1973
CASK TYPE: Refill Hogshead
CASK #: #14189
BOTTLER: Hunter Laing Co.
REGION: Lowland
TYPE: Single Grain Scotch

Carsebridge 44 Year Old 1973 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whiskey. Rare example of the lost Scottish distillery. Single cask refill hogshead #14189 distilled May 1987 and bottled September 2017 by Hunter Laing Co. for the Sovereign series. This is a specially selected exclusive release to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of The Whisky Barrel. 150 numbered bottles. This golden whisky has a complex nose with notes of milk choclate, forest berries and green moss. The palate is smooth and creamy with toffee, blackcurrants and spice. The finish is long, with a distinctive pepperiness. John Bald established Carsebridge Malt Distillery in 1798 on the edge of Alloa. By the 1820s it was producing both malt and grain whiskey but during the 1850s was converted to a grain distillery following installation of a Coffey continuous still. Two Coffey still were operational by 1886 and a third was installed around 1966. By the mid 1960s this was one of the largest working distilleries in Scotland. Carsebridge closed in 1983 and most of its buildings were demolished in 1992 and thereby is a lost Lowland grain distillery.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/carsebridge-44-year-old-1973-sovereign-10th-anniversary-14189-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

CARSEBRIDGE 44 YEAR OLD 1973 SOVEREIGN 10TH ANNIVERSARY #14189 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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CARSEBRIDGE 44 YEAR OLD 1973 SOVEREIGN 10TH ANNIVERSARY #14189
$200.32
ABV: 50.9%
AGE: 44 Year Old
VINTAGE: 1973
CASK TYPE: Refill Hogshead
CASK #: #14189
BOTTLER: Hunter Laing Co.
REGION: Lowland
TYPE: Single Grain Scotch

Carsebridge 44 Year Old 1973 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whiskey. Rare example of the lost Scottish distillery. Single cask refill hogshead #14189 distilled May 1987 and bottled September 2017 by Hunter Laing Co. for the Sovereign series. This is a specially selected exclusive release to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of The Whisky Barrel. 150 numbered bottles. This golden whisky has a complex nose with notes of milk choclate, forest berries and green moss. The palate is smooth and creamy with toffee, blackcurrants and spice. The finish is long, with a distinctive pepperiness. John Bald established Carsebridge Malt Distillery in 1798 on the edge of Alloa. By the 1820s it was producing both malt and grain whiskey but during the 1850s was converted to a grain distillery following installation of a Coffey continuous still. Two Coffey still were operational by 1886 and a third was installed around 1966. By the mid 1960s this was one of the largest working distilleries in Scotland. Carsebridge closed in 1983 and most of its buildings were demolished in 1992 and thereby is a lost Lowland grain distillery.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/carsebridge-44-year-old-1973-sovereign-10th-anniversary-14189-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-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/

PORT CHARLOTTE (BRUICHLADDICH) 10 YEAR OLD at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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PORT CHARLOTTE (BRUICHLADDICH) 10 YEAR OLD
$55.62
ABV: 50.0%
AGE: 10 Year Old
CASK TYPE: American oak wine cask matured
BOTTLER: Distillery
REGION: Islay

Port Charlotte 10 Year Old Islay single malt Scotch whiskey distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery. Heavily peated malt whisky distilled using Scottish grown barley. Matured in first fill and second fill american oak, second fill french wine casks. Bruichladdich Distillery was established in 1881 by the Harvey family of distillers based in Glasgow. Situated on the Rhinns peninsular on the island of Islay close and close to the sandy bays of Loch Indaal. Re-opened in 2001 with much of the original Victorian equipment restored to working order. The first release of Bruichladdich’s new whisky was the highly acclaimed PC5, the first release in the limited Port Charlotte range. Also producing very highly peated Octamore, Organic using Islay grown barley, and triple and quadruple distilled single malt and single cask releases. Bruichladdich distillery participates in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Whisky Festival.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2018/07/port-charlotte-bruichladdich-10-year-old-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Old Potrero Single Malt 18th Century Style Whiskey

ProefOlympics 2018 – Deelnemen is Winnen!

EventsGeplaatst door Mark Dermul di, juli 03, 2018 06:06:07

Vorig jaar naam ik voor het eerst
deel aan de ProefOlympics (die toen al aan hun derde editie toe waren). Ik moet
bekennen: het is aartsmoeilijk, maar wel bijzonder leuk.

Zo’n 85 deelnemers uit Nederland en
België namen deel aan deze blinde proeverij, waarbij organisator Norbert
Tebarts niet alleen een mooie line-up bedenkt en die naar de deelnemers stuurt
(een paar weken op voorhand, gelukkig), maar bovendien elke dag een blogpost
publiceert op Facebook die – zo wordt ons toch voorgehouden – enkele tips zou
kunnen bevatten.

Tweede bekentenis: ik lees die
nooit, want wil niet beïnvloed worden – en proef lang op voorhand (maar als ik mijn scores zo bekijk, zou
ik dat misschien beter wel doen).

Vorig jaar eindigde ik op de 48e
plaats met 234 punten. Mijn betrachting was om dit jaar beter te doen. Veel
meer ambitie had ik niet, want ervaring leert dat blind proeven echt wel
bijzonder moeilijk is.

Ik ga er niet veel meer woorden aan
vuil maken, maar louter opsommen wat we uiteindelijk voor de kiezen kregen met
daarachter (tussen haakjes) wat ik dacht dat ik geproefd had. Beloof me aub
niet te hard te lachen. Ja, kijk maar… in vele gevallen zat ik blijkbaar met
mijn sample op een andere planeet!

11 juni: GlenDronach 18 Year Old Allardice
(Isle of Jura)
12 juni: Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra (Braes of Glenlivet)
13 juni: Hakushu 18 Year Old (Monkey Shoulder – OMG…)
14 juni: Bruichladdich 16 Year Old 1993 Old Malt Cask (Glenkinchie – OMG…)
15 juni: Tullibardine 20 Year Old (Inchmurrin)
16 juni: Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1991 Cooper’s Choice (Lagavulin)

Na de eerste week wist ik al dat ik er niet veel van ging terecht brengen, dit
jaar. Slechts een paar puntjes werden gesprokkeld en we belandden meteen aan de
onderkant van de tabel.

18 juni: Hazelburn 9 Year Old 2007
Barolo (Auchroisk)
19 juni: Aultmore 5 Year Old Provenance Autumn (Blair Athol)
20 juni: Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990 Single Grain (Elijah Craig)

Na 9 dagen was ik helemaal onderaan beland, op de allerlaatste plaats. Rode
lantaarn. Ik weet dat ik al lekker spul geproefd heb, maar daar is mijn ego
niks mee…

21 juni: Kilkerran Work in Progress
VI Bourbon (Auchentoshan – het is niet waar, hé!!!)
22 juni: Ledaig 12 Year Old 2004 Gordon Macphail (Ledaig)

Eindelijk! Ik pak 57 punten, wat de
tweede score van de dag is. Ik stijg met stip in de tabel en krijg er weer zin
in.

23 juni: Glen Scotia 1992 Coilltean (Isle of
Jura)
25 juni: Fettercairn 28 Year Old 1988 Signatory Cask Strength Collection
(Braeval)
26 juni: Kilchoman 100% Islay 7th Edition (Lagavulin)
27 juni: Old Forrester 12 Year Old 1984 Barrel Reserve (W.L. Weller)
28 juni: Arran 19 Year Old 1996 for The Nectar (Glenrothes)
29 juni: Clynelish 21 Year Old 1997 The Ultimate (Clynelish)

Ja! Op de voorlaatste dag pak ik de
dagscore en heis ik mezelf terug naar de juiste kant van de tabel. Ik stijg met
stip naar plaats 30, wat me aangenaam verrast. Nu maar hopen dat die laatste
dag me niet helemaal terug naar beneden doet tuimelen. Immers, herinner u mijn
ambitie: beter doen dan vorig jaar wil zeggen meer dan 234 punten scoren en
hoger dan 48 eindigen.

30 juni: Macallan 24 Year Old 1988 Adelphi (Edradour
– OMG…).

Tja, bij die laatste zat ik er
(letterlijk en figuurlijk) mijlenver naast, maar dat weerhield me er niet van
mijn ambitie waar te maken.

Eindresultaat: 40e
plaats met 250 punten. Met 11 van de 18 die ik nog nooit eerder had geproefd,
vind ik dat eigenlijk best wel meevallen.

Eindigen doe ik graag op exact
dezelfde manier als vorig jaar.

Eén ding is zeker: de slogan van Norbert ‘Deelnemen is Winnen’ is meer
dan terecht. Want ik heb echt lekkere dingen geproefd en mij reuze geamuseerd
met de commentaren op Facebook tijdens de olympics. Ik zal dan ook met veel
plezier deelnemen aan de volgende editie als ik daar de kans toe krijg.

Tot slot: een dikke proficiat aan Norbert voor het organiseren van deze
Proefolympics. Het kan geen sinecure zijn om zo’n diverse line-up te verzinnen,
aan te schaffen voor 85 man binnen een bepaald budget en er dan voor zorgen dat
iedereen alles probleemloos en tijdig in de bus krijgt. Wat een
organisatie! Well done.

PS. Het wordt hoog tijd om er toch eens een Auchentoshan in te steken,
hoor!

May
the Malt be with you!

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LOCH LOMOND 1999 PAUL LAWRIE AUTOGRAPH EDITION at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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LOCH LOMOND 1999 PAUL LAWRIE AUTOGRAPH EDITION

$158.37
ABV: 50.8%
VINTAGE: 1999
CASK TYPE: American Oak Matured
BOTTLER: Distillery
REGION: Highland

Loch Lomond 1999 vintage Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Matured in refill American oak hogsheads and ex-Bourbon barrels. Limited edition release collaboration between Henry and golfer Paul Lawrie for the Open Championship 2018. Loch Lomond Distillery is equipped with three different types of sills and was established just to the south of the Loch Lomond in 1964. There are two pot stills, six pot stills with rectifying columns in place of swan necks, a Coffey continuous still and additional continuous stills that produce grain whiskey. Thus Loch Lomond Distillery produces malt and grain whiskey. Inchmurrin malt whiskey is produced using malt spirit distilled in the two pot stills fitted with rectifying columns in place of swan necks. The Loch Lomond single malts include a 12 Year Old and an 18 Year Old.

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