Whisky Hammer July 2019 Auction Now Live! – Whisky Auction News

AA Whisky Hammer


(ends Sunday 28th July)

…place your bids at www.whiskyhammer.co.uk

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy!


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The Good Dram Show – Episode 322 ‘Glencadam & Tomintoul’ – Scotch Whisky News


Welcome to another alcohol fueled episode of the show. This week I’ll be looking at seven single cask, cask strength bottlings from theses two iconic distilleries!


Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-good-dram-show-episode-322-glencadam-tomintoul-scotch-whisky-news/

Amrut AATMA Indian Single Malt Whisky at Park Ave Liquor Shop – Indian Whisky News



Indian Single Malt Whisky 

“Aatma is a Hindi word meaning “Soul” or “Spirit” which we thought was an appropriate name for a Single Cask offering, as it reflects the soul of the whisky. It is non-chill filtered, and has no color added. This will be a collector’s portfolio whisky. This seven year old whisky is rare. The climate for whisky aged in Bangalore, India equates to whisky from Scotland that is more than 3 times the actual age, so the taste profile is similar to a 21 year old or greater.”

PRICE: $250/btl

Park Ave

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/amrut-aatma-indian-single-malt-whisky-at-park-ave-liquor-shop-indian-whisky-news/

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bottling – One Giant Leap at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News


Exclusive Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bottling

One Giant Leap Deanston 10 Year Old

Friday the 19th of July, 2019, Fife, Scotland

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release an exclusive single malt Scotch whisky distilled at Deanston Distillery to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

One Giant Leap
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Deanston 10 Year Old, 2009 Vintage

On the 20th of July 1960 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon in what was one of the most historic, scientific, culturally significant events of the 20th Century. Those famous words spoken by Armstrong really do sum up the event – “one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.” And fifty years on, we’re all still talking about it.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, TheWhiskyBarrel.com has selected a single cask of Deanston single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled in March 2009, this whisky has been aged for 10 years before bottling in June 2019 at 61.6% ABV. Matured in a single American oak first fill Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead (cask reference #WB1003), this whisky is limited to just 276 numbered bottles.

Deanston Distillery was established near Doune in 1965, the same decade as the Moon landing. It is located within a huge old weaving mill dating from 1785 and distillation commenced in 1966. This is a Highland malt whisky distillery equipped with an open topped cast iron mash tun and four gleaming copper stills.

Available exclusively from TheWhiskyBarrel.com, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan.

One Giant Leap Deanston 10 Year Old | 2009 | TheWhiskyBarrel.com | 61.6%

Tasting notes
Colour: Deep sherry.
Nose: Rich, sweet and fruity sherry notes. Milk chocolate coated raisins.
Taste: Stewed soft fruits with abundant ripe plums and sun kissed raisins. Dark brown sugar and a hint of citrus.
Finish: Long, sweet and spice finish. Dried fruits and a hint of pepper.

Price: £120 GBP inc VAT / $122USD (+ PP) *

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Q) What is the product called?
A)  One Giant Leap Deanston 10 Year Old 2009 Exclusive.

Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
A) Friday the 19th of July 2019.

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) £120GBP / $122USD (+ PP)

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

Q) How many bottles are there?
A) 276 bottles from a single cask limited to one bottle per customer.

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 61.6% ABV natural cask strength.

Q) Why has this product been launched?
A) Limited Edition single cask exclusive for TheWhiskyBarrel.com whisky shop.


The Whisky Barrel is a specialist online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. In 2019 The Whisky Barrel won The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade. The Whisky Barrel is also a winner of the 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/2019/07/apollo-11-50th-anniversary-bottling-one-giant-leap-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/


Rebecca Orr and Éoin Ó Murchú Holyrood Distillery Visitor Centre staff_ (002)


Holyrood Distillery announces an opening date of 30 July and launches bookings for visitor tours 

Holyrood Distillery, which will be the first single malt whisky distillery in the centre of Edinburgh for almost 100 years, has today revealed its opening date of 30 July, while also launching bookings for its tour experiences.

Bookings for Holyrood’s range of daily guided distillery tours, all of which focus on exploring flavour, are now open via its website at https://www.holyrooddistillery.co.uk/tours/ with tickets for adults starting at £14.

The opening day and first tour of the distillery on Tuesday 30 July will be a historic occasion for the capital and the whisky industry, as there hasn’t been an operational single malt distillery in central Edinburgh since 1925 when The Edinburgh Distillery (aka Glen Sciennes) closed.

The distillery, which will produce single malt whisky alongside a range of gins and gin liqueurs, has been built in a former railway goods shed dating back to 1831. Located on the edge of Holyrood Park and close to popular Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues The Pleasance and George Square, the new distillery is within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions, including The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is also a short walk or bus ride from Waverley Station.

With its central location, visitor experiences and shop, the aim is to offer a major visitor attraction for both tourists and locals. The distillery will focus on the creation of maximum flavour in all the spirits it produces.

Holyrood Distillery is the notion of Canadian Rob Carpenter who, in 2013, first had the idea for a distillery and visitor experience in central Edinburgh. Rob, who founded the Canadian branch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society together with his wife Kelly, has brought his vision to life in partnership with co-founder David Robertson, who has 25 years’ experience in the industry.

Spirit production will be handled by distillery manager Jack Mayo, previously of The Glasgow Distillery, alongside distillers Ollie Salvesen and Elizabeth Machin. All three are graduates of Heriot-Watt University’s renowned Brewing and Distilling course. In total, the project has already created 30 new jobs.

Holyrood Distillery’s founder Rob Carpenter said: “I’m thrilled to announce that we’ll open the doors to our distillery on Tuesday 30th July. It’s been an incredible journey to get to this point, and to be able to bring back single malt whisky back to the heart of Edinburgh for the first time in almost 100 years is a true privilege. A big thank you is also owed to our neighbours who have been patient with the build over the past year.”

Debs Newman, Holyrood’s Visitor Experience director, added: “Today is a big day for us as we open up our bookings for our range of tours. Offering great tours for our visitors is an integral part of the distillery design, and there are a range of tours available to visitors to suit all levels of interest, with even more variety to come in future.

“Given our location in the centre of Edinburgh, we’re within easy walking distance of the city’s major attractions so we’re ready to welcome everyone, from locals to tourists, to explore what we have created and the amazing world of flavour in both whisky and gin.”

Further information:


Twitter @Holyroodwhisky

Facebook @Holyrooddistillery

Instagram @Holyrooddistillery


  • Holyrood Distillery will open to the public in July 2019.  It is the first single malt whisky distillery in the heart of Edinburgh for almost 100 years. The last working distillery in the capital was Andrew Usher’s Edinburgh Distillery (aka Glen Sciennes) which closed in 1925
  • The distillery project cost approximately £6.7m, backed by £5.8m fundraising
  • The build took a year and the distillery is housed in a Class B listed building built in 1831 as part of one of the first railways in the UK
  • Holyrood Distillery will focus on innovation and the creation of robust flavours through different production approaches, initially focusing on four flavour profiles:
    • Smoky
    • Fruity / Floral
    • Sweet
    • Spicy
  • The team’s three distillers are Dr Jack Mayo, distillery manager; Ollie Salvesen, Distiller; Elizabeth Machin, Distiller
  • Holyrood Distillery was founded by Canadian couple, Rob and Kelly Carpenter and Scot, David Robertson. Rob co-founded the Canadian branch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society with wife Kelly, while David has 25 years’ experience in the industry with The Macallan and The Dalmore as well as co-founding Rare Whisky 101
  • As well as distilling single malt whisky, Holyrood Distillery produces award-winning gins and liqueurs on its specially designed gin still
  • The distillery, which is located in the heart of Edinburgh, features a visitor centre and shop. Tours and tasting experiences will run daily throughout the year

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/historic-day-ahead-for-edinburgh-and-whisky-industry-as-distillery-reveals-opening-date-scotch-whisky-news/

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 267: Kilchoman 7 Year Old 2011 Madeira Finish for Belgium

Caol Ila 26 Year Old 1983 The Perfect Dram

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul za, juli 13, 2019 07:04:01


Regio: Schotland (Islay)
Fles: Caol Ila 26 Year Old 1983/2009, The Perfect Dram, Refill Sherry Wood, 240
Kleur: brons
ABV: 55.3%


Deze Caol Ila 1983 van The Perfect Dram werd
een decennium geleden gebotteld. De release leverde 240 flessen op vatsterkte
op. Fantastisch bronzen kleurtje, overigens.

Nou, dat moet wel een superactief vaatje
geweest zijn, want het distilleerderijkarakter van Caol Ila is totaal
onherkenbaar geworden. Hoewel ik dat een beetje jammer vind, kan ik niet anders
dan toegeven dat de neus wel absoluut geweldig is. Een heleboel orangettes,
snuiftabak, hazelnoten, pomme d’amour, mokatine, espresso en cuberdons. Dat het
om een Islay gaat kan je afleiden uit een beetje zachte rook, natte rotsen, een
hint van mercurochroom turf met een zoetje.

Op smaak komt Caol Ila al wat beter tot zijn
recht, zeg maar. Ja, de sherry met zijn appelsienen, honing en pruimen en al
die andere zalige zoetigheden worden nu mooi tegengas gegeven door licht
medicinale turf, een hint van kelp en assen. Mooie kruidigheid, ook.
Nootmuskaat, peper, zoethout en saffraan.

De afdronk blijft maar duren en houdt een mooi
evenwicht tussen de zoete en maritieme elementen, met pruimtabak en droog hout
op het sterfbed.

Ik heb al vaak gezegd dat ik de combinatie
turf/sherry niet altijd makkelijk vind. Maar hier werkt het perfect. Dit is een
absolute stunner!


Geproefd door
Mark Dermul op 31-05-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be)

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Ralfy “10th Anniversary special event with Springbank Distillery” – Scotch Whisky News


ralfy.com has a quality moment with Springbank !



Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/ralfy-10th-anniversary-special-event-with-springbank-distillery-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Shop #SFO “Single Cask Nation Tasting July 27th, 2019 – Scotch Whisky News


Saturday, July 27th 

11 AM-6:30PM: 

Single Cask Nation 

Anyone who wishes to know more about the greater world of whisky and independent bottling is sure to enjoy this tasting! Established in 2011,  Single Cask Nation have faithfully dedicated themselves to selecting and bottling the world’s finest and rarest single casks of whisky. Their highly rated bottlings include Laphroaig, Glenmoray, and Catoctin Creek, to name only a few.

Click Here to RSVP


Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/the-whisky-shop-sfo-single-cask-nation-tasting-july-27th-2019-scotch-whisky-news/

Loch Lomond Whiskies – The Official Spirit of The Open at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News


Loch Lomond Whiskies – The Official Spirit of The Open

Celebrate the 148th Open Championship with a stunning Loch Lomond Whisky, The Official Spirit of The Open.

This unpeated expression was distilled at Loch Lomond distillery in May 2004 using the straight neck pot still. Matured in a recharred Amercian oak butt (#1912) for more than a decade, this single cask expression was specially selected by golfer Colin Montgomerie in partnership with Master Distiller Michael Henry and bottled in celebration of the 2018 Open golf championship at Carnoustie.

Bottled at 51.2% abv, only 324 bottles were produced, each one bearing the signature of Montgomerie. Rich and lush with soft candied notes and a nutty spice. Elegant oak and sweet vanilla mingle with spicy ginger and melted brown sugar.

Loch Lomond 2004
Colin Montgomerie Single Cask

70cl / 51.2% abv
£80.00 (Online Exclusive Price)

Buy Now

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/loch-lomond-whiskies-the-official-spirit-of-the-open-at-loch-fyne-whiskies-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “TWO MORE TROPICAL DELIGHTS” – Scotch Whsky News

SMWS Jul19

Our ballot was choc-a-bloc this week with requests for the first cask from our new, exotic distillery 139. If you missed out – don’t worry – we still have two more tropical treats coming your way.

Two more bottles from Taiwan, Cask no. 139.2 A tropical affair and Cask no. 139.5 Midnight espresso will go on sale at 2pm today (GMT). Showcasing two more contrasting flavour profiles, experience the variety of flavours that this versatile distillery has to offer.


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

Contact: sales@smws.com 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


Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/07/scotch-malt-whisky-society-two-more-tropical-delights-scotch-whsky-news/