The Glenlivet Code at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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ABV: 48.0%
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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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The Good Dram Show – Episode 274 ‘Tomintoul & Glencadam – Scotch Whisky News

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The Good Dram Show – Episode 274 ‘Tomintoul Glencadam’ – In this week’s episode of the show in which I’ll be looking at new make Tomintoul and Glencadam and comparing those samples with the finished article!

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


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

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Glen Keith 24 Years (That Boutique-y Whisky)

The chaps from the Edinburgh Whisky Blog are on the label of this Glen Keith 24 Years from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. I don’t know why, it’s often some kind of inside joke.



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Nose: typical Glen Keith, showing warm, juicy fruits. Nectarines, plums, green apple, light papaya. Jelly babies. It’s not all Haribo style though, as there is a light grassy edge and fresh oak underneath. A light waxy note as well. Mouth: again very fruity with a nice sweet and sour balance. Orange, pineapple, apples and grapefruit after a while. Hints of ginger and grasses. Growing more zesty in the end. Finish: medium long, still really zesty. Lime peel and ginger, with grassy oak.

Very much in line with early 1990s Glen Keith from other bottlers. Always a bright fruitiness with some grassy oak behind it, really good. Still available from Master of Malt.

Score: 87/100

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society July Update: Numbers dwindling – Scotch Whisky News



Numbers from this month’s Outturn are dwindling, hunt down your favourite flavour before these rare breeds become extinct. To help keep you on track, here are some tasty targets to aim for – order now to avoid disappointment.


Charlie MacLean joined the Society at its outset in the early 1980s and became a chair of the Tasting Panel in 1992. This July we’re celebrating our long-standing relationship with Charlie and reflecting on his involvement with us as we discuss his journey with whisky.

Throughout the month, Charlie will be sharing his extensive knowledge in the form of whisky masterclass videos, helping you experience our exceptional single cask,single malt whiskies
at their best.

First up, he explains how to approach the Society’s cask strength bottlings.


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ

Contact: or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video


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Just Whisky Auction Live – Amazing Selection of Whisky – Whisky Auction News


Just Whisky Auction Live – Amazing Selection of Whisky

Just Whisky is delighted to go live with their 56th auction, this time with an incredible array of drinkers, collectors solid investment grade Whisky for you to bid on.


Full Flora Fauna Set (26 Bottles)

Islay is well represented, with high points including the incredibly rare Ardbeg Double Barrel (Asia Special) housed in a bespoke Purdey Sons leather gun case and Bowmore 50 year old, which recently set an all-time record of £26,691. If you missed out on that one, now is your chance to secure this fantastic Whisky.


Elsewhere on the shelves, they have the new Annual 2018 Releases from Macallan, including the 18, 25 and sought after 30-year-old. If you missed out on the Edition 4, now might be a good time to add it to your collection. Speyside is further represented by many aged whiskies like the Glenfarclas 60-year-old, Balvenie 40 year old.


Enough talk! Let’s view the auction!

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Sheringham Distillery new location is open! – Canadian Whisky News


Our new location is open for tastings and tours

Starting this Thursday!


Our new location is open for tastings and tours


Starting this Thursday!


6731 West Coast Rd, Sooke, B.C.

We’re so excited to show you our new space!

Open 12 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week.

Check out our new tasting room and exclusive merchandise.

Let Master Distiller Jason MacIsaac show you our new distillery, including our new copper stills!

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Start your summer off fresh with the new
Sheringham swag.

FlexFit hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring our refreshed logo,
and new glassware and barware available too!

And as always, we invite you to



From Port Renfrew         From Victoria 

Our address is 6731 West Coast Rd, Sooke, B.C. (In the building behind the Suds and Pups Carwash) Parking is on the side and behind the building.

Now easily accessible by BC Transit.

From Downtown Victoria, take the number 50 bus, which turns into the number 61 bus. Get off at Otter Point at Ayre and walk South toward Highway 14. Turn right, and walk one block (about 400 m total from the bus stop).
We’re located behind the Suds and Pups Carwash.

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Old Tullymet Scotch Whisky at The Party Source – Scotch Whisky News

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Old Tullymet Scotch Whisky – A truly historic Scotch whisky, with roots dating back over 200 years, this blend takes its name from the now-shuttered Tullymet Highland Single Malt Distillery (originally Auchnagie Distillery).  A key malt component in the famous blending giant, Dewar’s, Tullymet quickly gained notoriety for outstanding quality, but could not keep up with demand.  That same quality continues today with this affordable blend containing a high percentage of single malt – at least 25%.  With loads of dried fruits, nuts, vanilla, and warm baking spices, it’s a fruitcake in a glass.  Enjoy neat, on the rocks, or in a highball with a twist of lemon.  Slainte!
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, KY 41073
 (859) 291-4007

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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:

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 The Macallan can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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