Happy New Year from Bartels Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

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Happy New Year

We hope you all had a lovely festive time and all the best for 2019

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We saw in 2019 nicely with our first festival of the year – Harrow Whisky Festival – It is a two day event at ‘Best Western Plus’ Grims Dyke Hotel in Harrow and tickets are for one of the three tastings or can include an overnight stay and meal in the restaurant.  The food is superb and the hospitality unbeatable.  We already have the dates in our diary for next year.  Please see more information here, if you are local (or even if you’re not)!

HARROW WHISKY FESTIVAL

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The Festival ‘Best Seller’

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Cameronbridge 1982

People couldn’t quite believe the price we were selling a 36 Year Old grain for!  It was really nice to see the festivals goers trying and absolutely loving this whisky!  Some of the comments made our day such as ‘the nicest grain they had ever tried!’

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New Year Voucher

To Welcome you into the New Year please take advantage of this voucher for 10% off anything you purchase.

‘thanks19′

Shop Now

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/happy-new-year-from-bartels-whisky-scotch-whisky-news/

The Whisky Shop “Game Of Thrones Single Malt Collection – Pre-order Today!” – Scotch Whisky News

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Whisky is here!

With the final season of Game of Thrones coming in April this year, HBO Diageo have brought together eight single malts, one for each of the iconic Houses of Westeros as well as one for the Night’s Watch.

Each of the eight whiskies from the limited edition collection are from a different distiller and four expressions in the collection feature completely new liquid bottled especially for the series with the Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old and Cardhu Gold Reserve rebottled and available in the UK for the first time. Take a look at the full collection below.

Game Of Thrones Collection

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CARDHU GOLD RESERVE GAME OF THRONES HOUSE TARGARYEN

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CLYNELISH RESERVE GAME OF THRONES HOUSE TYRRELL

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DALWHINNIE WINTER’S FROST GAME OF THRONES HOUSE STARK

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LAGAVULIN 9 YEAR OLD GAME OF THRONES HOUSE LANNISTER

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ROYAL LOCHNAGAR 12 YEAR OLD GAME OF THRONES HOUSE BARATHEON

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TALISKER SELECT RESERVE – GAME OF THRONES HOUSE GREYJOY

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SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN RESERVE GAME OF THRONES HOUSE TULLY

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OBAN BAY RESERVE GAME OF THRONES THE NIGHT’S WATCH

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JOHNNIE WALKER WHITE WALKER

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/the-whisky-shop-game-of-thrones-single-malt-collection-pre-order-today-scotch-whisky-news/

Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection Leads the way in Record Breaking Online Auction – Whisky News

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Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection Leads the way in Record Breaking Online Auction

PERTH, SCOTLAND – Bottles from The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars collection have broken auction records after being sold in a recent auction by Whisky Auctioneer (www.whiskyauctioneer.com), achieving a collective hammer price across the four lots of £296,500.

This price surpasses the previous record from November 2018, when four bottles from the same series sold at auction for a collective hammer price of £272,000 according to Rare Whisky 101.

The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection is one of the most exclusive and desirable ranges of whisky in the world. Featuring in the auction was the 50 Year Old, 55 Year Old, 57 Year Old and 60 Year Old.   These lots prompted an enormous amount of interest and bidding activity from across the globe with over 140 bids placed across the four lots. The eventual winners were located in the US, Asia and the UK.

The bottles also played a contributing role in an even larger record being broken. With a total value in excess of £2.6 million, Whisky Auctioneer’s December Auction itself is the highest value online auction ever. Close to £850,000 of this £2.6million came from sales of bottles of The Macallan alone.

These records not only indicate the continuing global demand for buying and selling whisky on the secondary market but also the increasing use of online auctions as a means for private collectors and investors to access old, rare and iconic whiskies.

Iain McClune, director of Whisky Auctioneer, said: “We are beyond delighted to feature these exceptional bottles in our auction. They represent the absolute pinnacle of rare whisky collecting and investing.”

“Our most recent auction result illustrates that the very highest end of the secondary market, which was once the preserve of the traditional auction house and its attendees, is now accessible via online auction. A positive development that makes the buying and selling of whisky an easier and more straightforward process that is open to all.”

It was not just The Macallan that broke records either: Other record-breaking bottles sold within the same auction include the Hibiki Arita Decanter, that achieved a hammer price of £17,500 and the Bruichladdich 1960 Sherry Cask 100 Proof, that achieved a hammer price of £10,000.

It is not unusual for the Perth based company to see records broken in their monthly auctions however the large number witnessed in their most recent auction speaks of an exciting year ahead both for Whisky Auctioneer and the industry as a whole.

The next auction goes live on 25 January and will close on 4 February.

Listings and further information below:

Listings:

 https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/156063/macallan-50-year-old-lalique-six-pillars-collection

https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/156066/macallan-55-year-old-lalique-six-pillars-collection

https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/156064/macallan-57-year-old-lalique-six-pillars-collection

https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/156065/macallan-60-year-old-lalique-six-pillars-collection

https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/148469/hibiki-35-year-old-arita-decanter

https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/148631/bruichladdich-1960-sherry-cask-100-proof

For more information on auctions or to register to participate in the next auction please visit www.whiskyauctioneer.com

Additional Information

  1. Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky, whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable.
  2. Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, Whisky Auctioneer aims to be the most comprehensive website available for the buying and selling of whisky.
  3. Whisky Auctioneer holds regular monthly online auctions as well as specialist auctions for collectible whiskies and exclusive releases.
  4. To buy or sell on the Whisky Auctioneer website, an account must be first set up here: https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/register
  5. Social Media Handles:
    1. twitter: @whisky_auction
    2. facebook: @WhiskyAuctioneer
    3. web: whiskyauctioneer.com

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/macallan-lalique-six-pillars-collection-leads-the-way-in-record-breaking-online-auction-whisky-news/

Bowmore Vintner’s Trilogy 27 Years

I believe this will complete our reviews of the rather excellent Vintner’s Trilogy from Bowmore distillery:

The last part is a 27 year-old malt which spent 13 years in ex-bourbon barrels and another 14 years in Port pipes, resting in Bowmore’s famous No 1 vaults on Islay.

 

 

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(48,3%, OB ‘Vintner’s Trilogy’ 2018)

Nose: aromatic nose, combining smoky notes with damp tobacco leaves and sweeter notes. Red berries, milk chocolate and toffee. Heather, mint and subtle medicinal touches. Curry spices a little sandalwood. Rather fresh and elegant, with closely interwoven aromas. Mouth: creamy texture, with a syrupy berry sweetness again, now also cooked fruits (peaches), as well as toffee and milk chocolate. Menthol freshness. Some violet candy but nothing perfumy. Herbal notes, lots of dry ashes and a very light salty touch. Finish: sweet and smoky, with some tangy oak and leather.

I’m generally not a big fan of port wood maturation but this is done skilfully. A good Bowmore with syrupy fruits. Really good but it doesn’t beat the 26 Years for me. Still available from The Whisky Exchange (the 26 Years as well by the way).

Score: 89/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/bowmore/bowmore-vintners-trilogy-27-years-port/

Glentauchers 8 Year Old 2009 Asta Morris for Malt Monkeys

Cambus 25 Year Old 1991 Liquid Treasures

Tasting NotesGeplaatst door Mark Dermul vr, januari 11, 2019 07:19:11

Distilleerderij: Cambus
Regio: Schotland
Fles: Cambus 25 Year Old 1991/2017, Liquid Treasures ‘Faces of Angkor’, sherry
butt
Kleur: brons
ABV: 52.7%

Old School Sherry

Cambus is niet meer. Opgericht in 1813 was ze op een bepaald moment zelfs
de grootste van Schotland, maar sinds 1993 is ze onherroepelijk dicht. Vandaag
de dag is er enkel nog een – volledig geautomatiseerde – kuiperij. We proeven
een distillaat uit 1991 dat een kwarteeuw rijpte op een sherryvat, iets wat je
niet zo vaak tegenkomt. Het Duitse Liquid Treasures bottelde op vatsterkte.

Mocht je me dit blind voorgeschoteld hebben, zou ik – op de neus althans –
niet meteen aan whisky denken. Dit heeft vooral veel weg van old school cognac of sherry. Muf en is
mierzoet, aromatisch, rijk en rond op sigarenbladeren, belegen eik, walnoten,
Luikse wafels, blauwe bosbessen, speculoos en nat zand. En… het is ronduit
geweldig. Prima neus die erg oud aandoet (wat het met zijn 25 jaar ook wel is,
natuurlijk).

Heerlijk romig en donkerzoet, hoewel hij betrekkelijk snel droog wordt.
Opnieuw heel wat donkerzoete toetsen die eerder aan oloroso sherry doen denken
dan aan whisky, maar wie maalt daar om als het zo lekker is? Luikse siroop,
Colombiaanse koffiebonen, mais op de barbecue, gesuikerde popcorn, geroosterde
noten… heerlijk… maar toch geen whisky? Tja, blijkbaar wel, hé.

Er lange, licht pikante, donkerzoete maar drogende afdronk.

Dit is een vloeibaar dessert dat me echt aangenaam verraste. Maar van het
typische Cambus-profiel schiet absoluut niets over. So what? Zo’n 150 EUR, wat hij zeker waard is. Koop ‘m nu je nog
kan!

87/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 07-10-2018
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

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Auchentoshan 1990 (for CWS China)

Here’s another one of these interesting bottlings exclusive to the Chief Whisky Society in China.

It’s an Auchentoshan 1990, 27 years old and bottled from a single Oloroso sherry cask. Notice the brown hue, rather than the full-blown reddish tint that we would expect from first-fill sherry these days.

 

 

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(53,1%, OB for CWS China 2017, first-fill Oloroso, 512 btl.)

Nose: not the classic Oloroso style indeed. There’s brown sugar, leafy notes, overripe pear and oranges instead of figs or raisins. Goes on with hay, leather, dried flowers, cloves and Dulce de Leche (love that). Nicely different. Mouth: a spicy, leafy profile again, full of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and hints of Medjool dates. Some tobacco and Seville oranges. Roasted nuts with a bitter hint of Turkish coffee towards the end. Hints of sherry brandy rather than Oloroso wine. Finish: long, still very spice-driven with bitter oranges.

Interesting Auchentoshan, because it has this Brandy de Jerez profile rather than a classic Oloroso style. European oak, probably. Good selection.

Score: 88/100

Article source: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/auchentoshan/auchentoshan-27yo-1990-cws-china/

The Return of the Whisky Mafia! – Whisky News

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“Where oh where has Pat Dunlop from thewhiskymafia.com gone?! What could explain his absence from the blogosphere? Has he once again fled the country? Has he given up on whisky? Is there a cake involved? The answers to these, and other questions, can be found in a thrilling new post entitled 5 Things TheWhiskymafia Has Been Up To. To continue the thrilling adventures of this always mysterious, enthralling and entertaining whisky blogger, you’ll need to click here.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/the-return-of-the-whisky-mafia-whisky-news/

Great Whiskies for Burns Night at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Great Whiskies for Burns Night

We’ve selected some super single malts, that would be perfect for any Burns Supper. From Bruichladdich to Caol Ila; and Ben Nevis to Benrinnes. Burns Night on the 25th January each year marks the birth in 1759 of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. It is a celebration of the life and works of ‘Rabbie’ and traditionally sees a Burns supper enjoyed with Scottish Haggis and a Scotch Whisky. Here we have 25 of our top picks of Scotch Whisky (and a Rabbie’s Rum) for celebrating Burns Night. “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither”

Whether you’re having a quiet night at home or a proper Scottish ceilidh, we’ve got some excellent Exclusives to suggest for Burns Night.

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/great-whiskies-for-burns-night-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/

Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada January 2019 Outturn – Scotch Whisky News

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LIP-SMACKING SEDUCTION
CASK NO. 135.4
CASK: 2nd fill barrel
AGE: 17 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Sweet, fruity mellow

COOL AS A CUCUMBER
CASK NO. 70.26
CASK: Refill barrel
AGE: 9 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Young spritely

MAKING A HAZEL BOW
CASK NO: 9.134
CASK: Refill barrel
AGE: 11 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Juicy, oak vanilla

RELAXING IN A SAUNA
CASK NO: 46.57
CASK: Refill hogshead
AGE: 24 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Spicy dry

BEESWAX ON A CELLO
First release from distillery 68 for SMWS Canada
CASK NO: 68.12
CASK: Re-charred hogshead
AGE: 8 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Deep, rich dried fruits

A MASCULINE ENIGMA
CASK NO: 93.90
CASK: Refill hogshead
AGE: 16 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Lightly peated

SMOKED SALT ORANGE PEEL
CASK NO: 53.250
CASK: Refill hogshead
AGE: 11 years
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Lightly peated

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/scotch-malt-whisky-society-of-canada-january-2019-outturn-scotch-whisky-news/

Burns Night at the Park Avenue Liquor Shop – Scotch Whisky News

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Help us celebrate 

‘Burns Night’  

the way it was intended…

By drinking Single Malt Scotch!

It’s like a birthday party ~

without the birthday boy!

‘Burns Night’ is Friday, January 25th.  If you have no plans, want to know what that’s all about or just want to sample some phenomenal single malt scotch ~ you’re invited.

Park Ave – After Hours is celebrating this controversial yet somehow beloved Scotsman.

Four single malts from four different distilleries will be poured and there won’t be a haggis in sight!

We know this is short notice but these events tend to fill-up so please RSVP- ASAP.

Details are below. 

Cheers!
Jonathan, Eric Marlon
The Park Avenue Liquor Shop
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-685-2442
jonathan@parkaveliquor.com
eric@parkaveliquor.com

PA1 These event fill up so please RSVP – ASAP. We are not responsible for any typographical errors nor do we endorse the life and times of Robert Burns. Please contact the store with any questions.

The Park Avenue Liquor Shop | 212-685-2442 | 212-689-6247 | parkaveliquor.com

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Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2019/01/burns-night-at-the-park-avenue-liquor-shop-scotch-whisky-news/