Whiskey News http://feed.informer.com/digests/OLZTWYLYCY/feeder Whiskey News Respective post owners and feed distributors Wed, 02 Mar 2022 13:25:51 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Bloody Butcher Bourbon https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-savage-cooke-bloody-butcher-bourbon/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:c611791e-1be9-f08c-1219-e999feffb04d Mon, 22 Jul 2024 11:00:12 +0100 <p>We review Savage &#38; Cooke Bloody Butcher Bourbon, distilled from an ancient heirloom corn grown on a plot of California farmland 35 miles from the distillery.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-savage-cooke-bloody-butcher-bourbon/">Whiskey Review: Savage &amp; Cooke Bloody Butcher Bourbon</a></p> <figure id="attachment_86010" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86010" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-86010" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Savage-Cooke-Bloody-Butcher-Bourbon.jpg" alt="Savage &amp; Cooke Bloody Butcher Bourbon review" width="700" height="545" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Savage-Cooke-Bloody-Butcher-Bourbon.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Savage-Cooke-Bloody-Butcher-Bourbon-385x300.jpg 385w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86010" class="wp-caption-text">We review Savage &amp; Cooke Bloody Butcher Bourbon, distilled from an ancient heirloom corn grown on a plot of California farmland 35 miles from the distillery. (image via Savage &amp; Cooke)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whiskey from the brand. However, in accordance with <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">our editorial policies</a>, this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.</em></p> <p>Savage &amp; Cooke has emerged in recent years as one of the more interesting craft whiskey outlets in California. Its current iteration, which opened on historic Mare Island in 2018 under the ownership of Napa Valley winemaker Dave Phinney, distills, ages, finishes, and bottles a range of brown spirits, including bourbon, whiskey, and rye. Often, these have a wine cask influence, owing to Phinney&#8217;s wine industry experience.</p> <p>One particular interest Savage &amp; Cooke seems to have for at least some of their whiskeys is local grain sourcing. All grain is grown within 50 miles of the distillery via direct relationships forged with local farmers, and it is grown to precise specifications.</p> <h2>What&#8217;s in the bottle</h2> <p>A more recent subset of releases from Savage &amp; Cooke takes the local grain model even one step further, working with more ancient heirloom varieties and meeting the bottled-in-bond criteria. The whiskey being reviewed here, <a href="https://savageandcooke.com/spirits/bloody-butcher-bourbon-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Savage &amp; Cooke Bloody Bourbon</a>, comes from 44 barrels and will be released annually each spring.</p> <p>The Bloody Butcher heirloom corn from which this bourbon was distilled hails from a particular plot of land in Winters, California. It&#8217;s just 35 miles from the distillery and was chosen &#8220;for its nutrient-rich soil, maximum sun exposure, and access to water.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;When we began distilling in 2018, we knew we only wanted to use the best ingredients in our whiskey. Now that we are at a place where they are ready for release, we can really see the value in this attention to detail,&#8221; said Phinney at the time this bourbon was released. &#8220;The heirloom corn we get from nearby Winters, California is the perfect example. It makes these bottled in bond whiskeys so special. It was a long wait, but with each new release, we see how our patience paid off. We can’t wait to get them into the hands of our fans.&#8221;</p> <p>Bloody Butcher makes up 70% of the mash bill for this offering, with the remaining balance being 16% Red Winter wheat and 14% malted barley. It was aged four years in Seguin Moreau char #3 barrels before being bottled at 100 proof. It is priced at $99.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-savage-cooke-bloody-butcher-bourbon/">Whiskey Review: Savage &amp; Cooke Bloody Butcher Bourbon</a></p> BHAKTA Armagnac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey (Distilled 2014) Review https://bourboninspector.com/bhakta-2014-bourbon-whiskey-review/ Bourbon Inspector urn:uuid:497c1d57-ea77-5fb1-39a3-ca770d33cca1 Mon, 22 Jul 2024 09:01:37 +0100 <p>Distillery: Bottled by Balthazar Rex – Shoreham, VT Proof: 105.7 Age: Nine plus 125-day finish Mashbill: 99% corn; 1% malted barley MSRP: $149 Company BHAKTA (“buck tuh”) Spirits was launched in 2019 in Vermont by Raj Bhakta. Seemingly, a launch in Vermont was fitting for BHAKTA Spirits because Raj Bhakta was the founder of WhistlePig [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/bhakta-2014-bourbon-whiskey-review/">BHAKTA Armagnac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey (Distilled 2014) Review</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourboninspector.com">Bourbon Inspector</a>.</p> <p><strong>Distillery:</strong> Bottled by Balthazar Rex – Shoreham, VT</p> <p><strong>Proof:</strong> 105.7</p> <p><strong>Age:</strong> Nine plus 125-day finish</p> <p><strong>Mashbill: </strong>99% corn; 1% malted barley</p> <p><strong>MSRP:</strong> $149</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Company</h2> <p><a href="https://www.bhaktaspirits.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">BHAKTA</a> (“buck tuh”) Spirits was launched in 2019 in Vermont by Raj Bhakta. Seemingly, a launch in Vermont was fitting for BHAKTA Spirits because Raj Bhakta was the founder of WhistlePig Whiskey, also in Vermont.</p> <p>It seems Bhakta and the WhistlePig board of directors had a significant disagreement back in the mid-2000s. As you would expect, the disagreement led to allegations of fraud, lawsuits, etc, etc.</p> <p>A simple Google search with the terms “WhistlePig Bhakta fraud” and you can read all about it. But this review none of what happened between Mr. Bhakta and WhistlePig means anything, as I’m focusing on BHAKTA Bourbon Whiskey.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Production</h2> <p>For starters, BHAKTA is a ho-hum MGP distillate. That’s where the ho-hum ends. This is not your typical bourbon. Give Mr. Bhakta props for a daring variance.</p> <p>At a whopping 99% corn, BHAKTA’s mash bill is more readily compared to a Corn Whiskey. The typical bourbon mash bill starts at 51% corn. Most bourbons top out at 80% corn. For comparison, <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/jim-beam-review/">Jim Beam</a> and <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/knob-creek-single-barrel/">Knob Creek</a> are 75% corn.</p> <p>More interestingly, BHAKTA is first aged just as every bourbon (a new charred American Oak barrel) for nine years, then a secondary aging occurs in French Oak barrels for an additional five months. The French Oak barrels were previously used to age Armagnac.</p> <p>Armagnac is distilled from grapes. The distillation chamber is made of copper and heated gently by either wood or gas. The eventual vapors are condensed and the heads and tails are removed. Sound familiar?</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">BHAKTA Armagnac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey (Distilled 2014) Review: Tasting Notes</h2> <div class="wp-block-image"> <figure class="aligncenter size-full is-resized"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="1024" height="768" src="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bhakta-2014-bourbon.webp" alt="bhakta 2014 bourbon" class="wp-image-2594" style="width:500px" srcset="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bhakta-2014-bourbon.webp 1024w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bhakta-2014-bourbon-300x225.webp 300w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/bhakta-2014-bourbon-768x576.webp 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure></div> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Nose 4/5</h3> <p>Given the high corn content, you’d expect this bourbon to be very corn forward on the nose. It is not. There is a blast of caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla. A corn whiskey this is not and yet the sweetness of the corn comes through. There’s a bit of a green apple present.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Palate 3/5</h3> <p>There is a brief moment of the fruit coming forward. Immediately, Red Hots candy springs to mind as the sweet of the upfront fruit is mixed with a cinnamon punch. A small hint of a baking spice shows up. I’m betting this was a very spicy bourbon prior to what I would expect was the calming effect of the additional aging in an Armagnac barrel.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Finish 2/5</h3> <p>As the initial burst of flavor plays out, a sourness lingers. It suggests a vinegar’ish bitterness and lingers much too long, causing me to reach for some water. Oddly, going back again, I find myself anticipating the bitterness and I begin to embrace it.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Value 3.5/5</h3> <p>Given the daring uniqueness of this bourbon, I would have expected much more. This is a good bourbon……nope, that’s not strong enough language…. this is a very good bourbon.</p> <p>A $149 price point plus shipping makes me struggle a bit with the value. At a $100-$125 price point, I’d be all about this expression.</p> <p>That said, the additional $25 or so is well worth adding a daringly unique bourbon to your collection.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">BHAKTA 2014: The Verdict</h2> <p><strong>3.5/5</strong></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large is-resized"><img decoding="async" width="1024" height="1024" src="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-1024x1024.png" alt="Bourbon Inspector Gold Medal" class="wp-image-170" style="width:145px" srcset="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-300x300.png 300w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-150x150.png 150w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-768x768.png 768w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-2048x2048.png 2048w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-120x120.png 120w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><em>We score each bourbon based on nose, palate, finish, and value.</em></p> <p><em>Scoring System:</em></p> <ul> <li><em>Platinum – 4.25 – 5</em></li> <li><em>Gold – 3.25 – 4.24</em></li> <li><em>Silver – 2.75 – 3.24</em></li> <li><em>Bronze – &lt;2.75</em></li> </ul> <p>The post <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/bhakta-2014-bourbon-whiskey-review/">BHAKTA Armagnac Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey (Distilled 2014) Review</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourboninspector.com">Bourbon Inspector</a>.</p> Why do most Scotch whiskys start their names with Glen? https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/why-do-most-scotch-whiskys-start-their-names-with-glen.aspx/ Master of Malt Blog urn:uuid:d97e6510-2767-2332-2b94-8301e8b45ed9 Mon, 22 Jul 2024 09:00:47 +0100 <div><img width="770" height="514" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-1024x683.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Glendronach aged 50 years" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></div> <p>Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Glen Grant, Glengoyne, Glenfarclas, Glen Scotia, Glen Garioch, Glen Moray, Glen Keith, Glen Elgin, Glen Spey, Glenkinchie, Glen Ord, Glendullan, Glenrothes, GlenAllachie, Glencadam, Glenglassaugh, Glenturret, Glentauchers, Glenlossie,...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/why-do-most-scotch-whiskys-start-their-names-with-glen.aspx/">Why do most Scotch whiskys start their names with Glen?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog">Master of Malt Blog</a>.</p> <div><img width="770" height="514" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-1024x683.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Glendronach aged 50 years" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/GD50-Detail-8-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></div><p><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenfiddich-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenfiddich</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/the-glenlivet-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenlivet</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenmorangie-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenmorangie</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-grant-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Grant</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glengoyne-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glengoyne</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenfarclas-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenfarclas</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-scotia-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Scotia</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-garioch-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Garioch</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-moray-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Moray</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-keith-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Keith</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-elgin-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Elgin</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-spey-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Spey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenkinchie-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenkinchie</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-ord-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Ord</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glendullan-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glendullan</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenrothes-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenrothes</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenallachie-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GlenAllachie</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glencadam-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glencadam</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenglassaugh-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenglassaugh</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenturret-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenturret</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glentauchers-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glentauchers</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenlossie-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenlossie</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glendronach-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GlenDronach</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenburgie-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenburgie</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/kilkerran-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glengyle</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenandrew-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenandrew</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glenwyvis/glenwyvissingle-malt-2018-batch-02-18-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GlenWyvis</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glen-mhor-whisky-distillery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Mhor</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glenflagler/glen-flagler-8-year-old-all-malt-1970s-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Flagler</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glen-finloch/glen-finloch-peaty-reserve-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Finloch</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/lindisfarne/glen-aln-9-year-old-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Aln</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/the-glenlee/the-glenlee-blended-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenlee</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glen-albyn/glen-albyn-1975-26-year-old-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen Albyn</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/vintage-malt-whisky-co/glenalmond-blended-malt-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenalmond</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/the-sipping-shed/glenshiel-10-year-old-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenshiel</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/vodka/glens-vodka/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glen’s Vodka</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">… wait not that last one!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scotland boasts a significant number of distilleries with &#8220;Glen&#8221; in their name. But why?! </span></p> <div id="attachment_51717" style="width: 780px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-51717" class="size-large wp-image-51717" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Glenglassaugh-Distillery-2_309431281-1024x682.jpg" alt="Glenglassaugh Distillery" width="770" height="513" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Glenglassaugh-Distillery-2_309431281-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Glenglassaugh-Distillery-2_309431281-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Glenglassaugh-Distillery-2_309431281-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Glenglassaugh-Distillery-2_309431281-375x250.jpg 375w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Glenglassaugh-Distillery-2_309431281.jpg 1051w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /><p id="caption-attachment-51717" class="wp-caption-text">Glenglassaugh Distillery, one of the many in the valleys of Scotland</p></div> <h3><b>Why do most Scotch whiskies start their names with Glen?</b></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The prevalence of the prefix &#8220;Glen&#8221; in the names of Scotch whiskies is tied to both geographical and historical factors. The term &#8220;Glen&#8221; is a Scottish Gaelic word meaning &#8220;valley.&#8221; </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scotland&#8217;s topography is characterized by numerous valleys and glens, typically locations of natural water sources and often good barley-growing land. The quality of water in particular was seen as a vital component of whisky production and access to the pure, soft water flowing from streams and rivers in these valleys was the priority. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s easy to see why distilleries wanted to be located where the good barley and water were. While it’s the done thing today to build a distillery close to natural resources to improve the sustainability of the operation (reduced travel and shipping and the costs associated with that etc.), back in the days when Scotch whisky distilleries were being built – the mid-to-late 19th century – it was done purely out of practicality. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Naturally, many producers decided to name their distillery and/or brands after the glen in which they were located, leading to a proliferation of whisky names beginning with &#8220;Glen.&#8221; Quality Scotch was made here, so the consumer began to make a connection between the word Glen and superior whisky. A snowball effect followed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The word glen to an international audience evokes a certain idea of Scotland, one of place and tradition, a tartan and stag image that was a core part of the early marketing of Scotch whisky brands. The name &#8220;Glen&#8221; continues to convey that notion today due to its heritage value and the perception of authenticity and quality.</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/why-do-most-scotch-whiskys-start-their-names-with-glen.aspx/">Why do most Scotch whiskys start their names with Glen?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog">Master of Malt Blog</a>.</p> Penelope Bourbon Announces Annual Release of Toasted Rye Award-winning Small-batch Straight Rye Whiskey Returns – American Whiskey News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/penelope-bourbon-announces-annual-release-of-toasted-rye-award-winning-small-batch-straight-rye-whiskey-returns-american-whiskey-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:68cea64d-5e98-0446-fe5b-ef6f75a697e8 Mon, 22 Jul 2024 08:04:27 +0100 Penelope Bourbon announces annual release of Toasted Rye Award-winning small-batch straight rye whiskey returns ROSSELLE, N.J. (July, 2024) – Penelope’s second release in its annual Straight Rye Whiskey Toasted Series is now available. The first-ever release of Penelope Toasted Rye Whiskey achieved high acclaim at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition by scoring 99 [&#8230;] <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-134832 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/penelope-1.jpg" alt="" width="99" height="96" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Penelope Bourbon announces annual release of Toasted Rye</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Award-winning small-batch straight rye whiskey returns </em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong> <img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-138888" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Toasted-Rye-Bottle-Shot-002.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="924" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Toasted-Rye-Bottle-Shot-002.jpg 600w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Toasted-Rye-Bottle-Shot-002-195x300.jpg 195w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ROSSELLE, N.J. (July, 2024) </strong>– Penelope’s second release in its annual Straight Rye Whiskey Toasted Series is now available. The first-ever release of Penelope Toasted Rye Whiskey achieved high acclaim at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition by scoring 99 points and winning Double Gold.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This year’s expression is the result of finishing a very special, hand-selected 95% rye and 5% malted barley mash bill in new freshly toasted barrels. Penelope Toasted Rye Whiskey (Batch 24-304) is on shelf now with a limited allocation of 9,000 (6-in) cases at a minimum suggested retail price of $74.99 per 750mL bottle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“After what we achieved with last year’s release, we are really excited for our second installment,” said Michael Paladini, founder of Penelope Bourbon. “Our first Toasted Rye scored 99 points at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and we’re confident this release will be equally well received.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Penelope Toasted Rye features a layered aroma on the nose with bold, sweet butterscotch and a body of vanilla and toasted marshmallow balanced with notes of light tobacco and fruit. Toasted Rye’s long finish has a sweet dessert character with orange peel and subtle spice.<strong><em> </em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“After aging the rye whiskey for six years prior to finishing, this year’s release resulted in a profile that we believe will really stand out,” said Daniel Polise, founder and master blender of Penelope Bourbon. “The char 2 profile of the finishing barrels used brought out rich butterscotch notes to the blend of selected barrels, adding additional layers and depth to a great rye whiskey.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A product locator for the Penelope family of bourbons can be found <a href="https://penelopebourbon.com/penelope-near-you/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>ABOUT PENELOPE BOURBON</u></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Founded in 2018, Penelope Bourbon has been one of the country’s fastest-growing whiskey</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">brands. Named after founder Michael Paladini’s daughter, Penelope boasts a series of straight bourbon and rye whiskey expressions that are all uniquely blended and finished. Remarkably smooth and flavorful, Penelope is perfect whether sipping neat or mixing in a cocktail.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Penelope’s core expressions, Four Grain, Barrel Strength, Architect and Toasted Bourbon, have received over 40 combined awards and industry accolades. In 2024, the brand won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for Barrel Strength (96 points) and Toasted Rye (99 points); Double Platinum at the ASCOT Awards for Barrel Strength; and Double Gold for Rio and an Innovation Award for Toasted at the SIP Awards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In addition to its cornerstone expressions, Penelope continues to introduce new and innovative limited releases within its Cooper Series, Limited Releases and Founders Reserve lines.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today, Penelope Bourbon is sold in 47 states and three countries. Proving that with enough love, care and hard work, anything is possible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">For more information about Penelope, please visit <a href="https://penelopebourbon.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">penelopebourbon.com</a> and follow on social media @penelopebourbon (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/penelopebourbon/?hl=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> / <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PenelopeBourbon" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a>).</p> Teaninich 15 Years Old Muscat de Rivesaltes Finish – Aberdeen Whisky Shop News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/teaninich-15-years-old-muscat-de-rivesaltes-finish-aberdeen-whisky-shop-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:1fcdffeb-0a8a-d81d-81d2-8cdbe2429c6f Mon, 22 Jul 2024 08:03:59 +0100 Teaninich 15 Years Old Muscat de Rivesaltes Finish The Whisky Cellar ABV: 52.7% VOL: 70 cL This single malt from Teaninich Distillery has been aged for 15 years, spending some time &#8216;finishing&#8217; in an ex-Muscat de Rivesaltes barrel. The finish has delivered a perfectly balanced sweet-yellow fruit character to the fresh, slightly herbal distillate of [&#8230;] <p style="text-align: center;"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-126381" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/AWS-Logo-2023.webp" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/AWS-Logo-2023.webp 1000w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/AWS-Logo-2023-300x300.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/AWS-Logo-2023-150x150.webp 150w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/AWS-Logo-2023-768x768.webp 768w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <div class="product-block" data-section-id="template--18169598869739__main"> <h4 class="h2 product-single__title" style="text-align: center;">Teaninich 15 Years Old Muscat de Rivesaltes Finish</h4> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-138978 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/PintailTeaninich.webp" alt="" width="503" height="503" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/PintailTeaninich.webp 1000w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/PintailTeaninich-300x300.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/PintailTeaninich-150x150.webp 150w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/PintailTeaninich-768x768.webp 768w" sizes="(max-width: 503px) 100vw, 503px" /></p> <div class="product-single__vendor-sku" style="text-align: center;"><span class="product-single__vendor"><a href="https://aberdeenwhiskyshop.co.uk/collections/vendors?q=The%20Whisky%20Cellar" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Whisky Cellar</a></span></div> </div> <div class="product-block" style="text-align: center;">ABV: 52.7% VOL: 70 cL</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">This single malt from Teaninich Distillery has been aged for 15 years, spending some time &#8216;finishing&#8217; in an ex-Muscat de Rivesaltes barrel. The finish has delivered a perfectly balanced sweet-yellow fruit character to the fresh, slightly herbal distillate of the malt, creating a Teaninich at peak performance.</p> <div class="rte clearfix"> <p style="text-align: justify;">MUSCAT DE RIVESALTES is a fortified wine from the Southern French region of Roussillon, commanding a proud Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status since 1956. The wines differ from the more generic Rivesaltes in that they contain only Muscat d’Alexandria and Muscat à Petits Grains grapes and are aged in small oak barrels.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The wines are always white and, containing a minimum of 100 grams of sugar per litre, honey-sweet with ripe stone fruit characters. Enjoyed largely as an aperitif although locals can be seen consuming glasses of the fruity Muscat at any time of day in the cafés of Roussillon, alongside a simple plate of foie gras.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Only 172 Bottles have been produced</p> <div class="table-wrapper" style="text-align: center;"><strong>NOSE</strong>:Peaches, nectarine, lemon zest, mint tea.</div> <div class="table-wrapper" style="text-align: center;"><strong>PALATE</strong>:Mango, honey, dried apricots, yellow sultanas, white pepper and an herbal freshness.</div> <div class="table-wrapper" style="text-align: center;"><strong>FINISH</strong>: Cake spice, yellow stone fruits and a toasty, oaky resinous ending.</div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span class="label variant__label">Price</span></p> <div class="block-price__container"> <div class="block-price__regular product__price" style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://aberdeenwhiskyshop.co.uk/products/teaninich-15-years-old-muscat-de-rivesaltes-finish?omnisendContactID=6251f6945cd61800203d1c71&amp;utm_campaign=campaign%3A+New+Release+From++Pintail+%28668d536358887839ae4566aa%29&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=omnisend" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="visually-hidden">Regular price  </span><span aria-hidden="true">£90<sup>00</sup></span></a></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-125714" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/AWS-LOGO-NEW.jpg" alt="" width="507" height="152" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/AWS-LOGO-NEW.jpg 644w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/AWS-LOGO-NEW-300x90.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 507px) 100vw, 507px" /></p> </div> The Angels Share – Edinburgh Whisky Academy News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/the-angels-share-edinburgh-whisky-academy-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:58b24b85-d0eb-798c-5c63-87074d70efa6 Mon, 22 Jul 2024 08:01:01 +0100 Vic Cameron, one of our whisky lecturers says: “The Angels’ Share is part of maturation. Through evaporation, we lose a certain proportion of the liquid in the cask. Water and alcohol are lost. In Scotland, we lose between 1-2% of the volume every year through the Angels’ Share.” <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-82103 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/EWA1.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="76" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/EWA1.jpg 350w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/EWA1-300x65.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 350px) 100vw, 350px" /></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-138946 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/EWA-1-1.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="508" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/EWA-1-1.jpg 600w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/EWA-1-1-300x254.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Vic Cameron, one of our whisky lecturers says: “The Angels’ Share is part of maturation. Through evaporation, we lose a certain proportion of the liquid in the cask. Water and alcohol are lost. In Scotland, we lose between 1-2% of the volume every year through the Angels’ Share.”</p> <p><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/1f3ac.png" alt=" Everything You Need To Know About The Whiskey Sour https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-whiskey-sour/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:0ae3b335-b4ff-3844-4c60-2425166f71f8 Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:45:48 +0100 <p>Discussing the history, recipe, and variations of this timeless cocktail, this is the ultimate guide to the Whiskey Sour. </p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-whiskey-sour/">Everything You Need To Know About The Whiskey Sour</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-84466 aligncenter" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Whiskey-sour.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Whiskey-sour.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Whiskey-sour-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Whiskey-sour-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Whiskey Sour is a classic American </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=cocktail"><span style="font-weight: 400;">cocktail</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Striking the perfect balance between sweet and sour, the cocktail is light, tart, and easy-drinking. You will find the concoction on almost every cocktail bar menu in the United States, and the drink also has a huge fanbase across the rest of the world. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Discussing the history, recipe, and variations of this timeless cocktail, this is the ultimate guide to the Whiskey Sour. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Interested in learning about the history of The Manhattan and the best whiskeys to use? Click </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/5-rye-whiskeys-to-elevate-your-manhattan-cocktail/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The History of Sour Cocktails </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The combination of a distilled spirit, water, citrus, and sugar serves as the basis for the Sour family of cocktails. It is thought that this combination originates from the British Navy. When the Navy was conducting voyages in the Caribbean in the 16 and 1700s they found themselves a plentiful supply of rum. With a much longer shelf life than beer, rum became the sailors’ first choice of tipple. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These sailors, at sea for months at a time with very little food, water, or nutrition, began adding lime or lemon juice to their rum in order to prevent scurvy. The practice, enacted by the Royal Navy, meant that it would be unusual to find a British ship that didn’t have a huge store of citrus fruits aboard. American sailors, disbelieving in the treatment, began calling British sailors ‘limeys’. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The rum and lemon/lime juice concoction became known as ‘Grog’. If the sailors drank too much Grog, they might have found themselves feeling ‘groggy’ in the morning. Essentially, hungover. You will still hear the Brits using this expression today. The first written reference to the word ‘groggy’ dates back to 1770, according to the </span><a href="https://www.oed.com/dictionary/groggy_adj?tl=true"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oxford English Dictionary</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The sour cocktail would have reached English shores around this time and eventually made its way to America.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The first written recipe for a Sour cocktail dates back to 1862 in </span><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jerry-Thomas-Bartenders-Guide-Companion/dp/1440453268"><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bartender’s Guide</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> by Jerry Thomas</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. In this book, Thomas states the recipes for a Brandy Sour and a Gin Sour. These cocktails have three ingredients in common: water, lemon juice, and sugar. </span></p> <figure id="attachment_84467" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-84467" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-84467 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Bartenders-Guide-by-Jerry-Thomas.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Bartenders-Guide-by-Jerry-Thomas.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Bartenders-Guide-by-Jerry-Thomas-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Bartenders-Guide-by-Jerry-Thomas-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-84467" class="wp-caption-text">Jerry Thomas is considered to be the father of American mixology. Credit: Amazon</figcaption></figure> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The History of The Whiskey Sour </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Whiskey Sour itself was first mentioned in writing in the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Waukesha Plain Dealer</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> newspaper in Wisconsin in 1870. It was referred to simply in the manner of somebody ordering a “whisky sour”. It is safe to assume, then, that by this time the cocktail was popular enough that it needed no introduction. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As with most cocktails, there is no concrete answer as to where it originated. However, there are more conflicting reports about where the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">variations</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on the Whiskey Sour came from. One such variation was the addition of a red wine float, for which an unnamed bartender in Chicago claimed credit in 1883. This, of course, is disputed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another variation is the addition of egg whites. The first reference to this was written in 1922 in </span><a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cocktails-How-Them-Robert-Vermeire-ebook/dp/B00B9GR6C4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Z92CEJP6J66P&amp;dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.kirbbbdArCGPr7XOqlIpeQ.ZN9Y1T9lmc4-ITN0l6EuBM2dMQ_zdlwQmqH-auOnjQ4&amp;dib_tag=se&amp;keywords=cocktails%3A+how+to+mix+them+robert+vermiere&amp;qid=1720625054&amp;s=books&amp;sprefix=cocktails+how+to+mix+them+robert+vermiere%2Cstripbooks%2C49&amp;sr=1-1"><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cocktails: How to Mix Them</span></i></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> by Robert Vermiere.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Whiskey Sour surged in popularity during Prohibition, which is as ironic as the publishing of a cocktail recipe book in 1922. The Prohibition era in the USA saw the creation of many cocktails. As bars were pushed underground and speakeasies became the norm, so did experimentation. Many consumers found themselves drinking inferior spirits that needed to be made drinkable. This, then, might explain the numerous reports surrounding the variations on the Whiskey Sour. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Suffice it to say that, today, The Whiskey Sour in its many forms remains one of the world’s most popular cocktails. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">How To Make A Whiskey Sour </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As mentioned above, there are many variations on a Whiskey Sour, and these variations are not limited to red wine or egg whites. To keep this simple, I am going to use the recipe given by the </span><a href="https://iba-world.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">International Bartenders Association</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (IBA). </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A standard Whiskey Sour consists of just four ingredients: 45ml of Bourbon whiskey, 25ml of fresh lemon juice, 20ml of sugar syrup, and 20ml of egg white (optional). </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Method:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shake well</span> <ul> <li style="list-style-type: none;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">If using egg whites, more vigorous shaking will help the egg whites become foamy and silky smooth </span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strain into a cobbler glass</span> <ul> <li style="list-style-type: none;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">If serving ‘on the rocks’ an <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/5-best-bourbons-for-a-next-level-old-fashioned/">Old Fashioned</a> glass will work best</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Garnish with an orange slice, a maraschino cherry, and orange zest</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Serve and enjoy! </span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">What Kind of Whiskey Is Best For A Whiskey Sour? </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are following the IBA recipe for a Whiskey Sour, then bourbon would be the best choice. The sweet vanilla notes often found in bourbon nicely complement the sourness of the lemon juice and ensure easy drinking. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The alcoholic strength of said bourbon is, of course, up to you. However, you may wish to use something above the standard 40% ABV to ensure that the bourbon profile still comes through in the cocktail. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With that being said, you really can use any whiskey you desire to make your Whiskey Sour. Add some single malt scotch to make it a Scotch Sour. Or, if you are a fan of spice, use a rye whiskey or a high-rye bourbon. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The world of spirits is your oyster. And, unless you are making your Whiskey Sour for a cocktail class, you are free to do as you wish. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Boston Sour vs. New York Sour </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_84468" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-84468" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-84468 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/New-York-Sour.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/New-York-Sour.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/New-York-Sour-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/New-York-Sour-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-84468" class="wp-caption-text">A red wine float is a layer of red wine that is added to the rest of the already mixed ingredients. This is a New York Sour.</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The most common variations of the Whiskey Sour are the Boston Sour and the New York Sour, one of which has a particularly confusing history. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Technically speaking, a Whiskey Sour becomes a Boston Sour as soon as egg whites are added to the mix. However, many bars will serve a Whiskey Sour with egg whites as standard. The two terms are somewhat interchangeable. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Sour sees the addition of a red wine float to the mix. For much of its history, this variation went by a few different names: Chicago Sour, Continental Sour, and Southern Whiskey Sour. Egg whites were not part of the equation until the late 20th century when, according to Difford’s Guide, Che Bar in London began using both and created the modern New York Sour. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today, the IBA lists the </span><a href="https://iba-world.com/new-york-sour/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ingredients of a New York Sour</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> as: “60ml rye whiskey or bourbon, 22.5ml simple syrup, 30ml fresh lemon juice, few drops of egg white, 15ml of red wine (Shiraz or Malbec)”. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Is The Whiskey Sour Vegan? </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are vegan and still wish to enjoy a Whiskey Sour, you can do so. The egg white, of course, is optional. Simply remove it from the equation and you are good to go.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Alternatively, if you enjoy the mouthfeel of the silky foam, you can substitute the egg whites for aquafaba (chickpea water), or a vegan cocktail foamer. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can You Make A Sour Cocktail With A Different Spirit? </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Yes. The Sour cocktail family does not just consist of varying types of whiskey (scotch, bourbon, rye, Irish, etc…). You can make sour cocktails with other distilled spirits such as brandy, rum, and gin. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The essentials remain the same: lemon juice, water, and sugar. Switch out your spirit and try different versions of the Sour until you find your favorite. </span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-whiskey-sour/">Everything You Need To Know About The Whiskey Sour</a></p> Three Fascinating Stories From Pappy Van Winkle https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/three-fascinating-stories-from-pappy-van-winkle/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:49a4f77c-45db-87c5-dd86-90fba354e80f Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:30:19 +0100 <p>One of the world’s most sought-after premium-aged bourbon whiskey brands, Pappy Van Winkle has established a reputation for quality and rarity. The coveted whiskey brand first debuted in 1994, when the Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old was released. Despite this, the brand’s origins began in the late 1800s, when the Van Winkle family first [&#8230;]</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/three-fascinating-stories-from-pappy-van-winkle/">Three Fascinating Stories From Pappy Van Winkle</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-85999 aligncenter" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Pappy-Stories.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Pappy-Stories.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Pappy-Stories-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Pappy-Stories-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One of the world’s most sought-after premium-aged bourbon whiskey brands, </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=pappy"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pappy Van Winkle</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has established a reputation for quality and rarity. The coveted whiskey brand first debuted in 1994, when the Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old was released. Despite this, the brand’s origins began in the late 1800s, when the </span><a href="https://oldripvanwinkle.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Van Winkle</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> family first entered the bourbon industry. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The astonishing history of Pappy Van Winkle is the story of an enduring commitment to making quality whiskey, against the challenges of Prohibition, transferring distillery production, and bourbon thefts. These are three fascinating stories from Pappy Van Winkle’s history.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Van Winkle Family Legacy and Prohibition Survival </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pappy Van Winkle’s rich history starts with the brand’s namesake and founder, Julian Prentice ‘Pappy’ Van Winkle. Van Winkle’s involvement in the bourbon industry began in 1893 when he was hired as a traveling salesman for a liquor wholesale company, </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/tag/william-larue-weller/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">W.L. Weller</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> &amp; Sons. By 1903, Van Winkle and fellow salesman, Alex T. Farnsley had purchased the controlling interest in W.L. Weller &amp; Sons, subsequently acquiring the controlling share in the A. Ph. Stitzel distillery, the main supplier of whiskey for Weller’s brands in 1910.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When American Prohibition prohibiting the manufacture and sale of ‘intoxicating beverages’ in the United States passed into federal law on the 17</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">th</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> of January 1920, the majority of distilleries closed overnight. The A. Ph. Stitzel distillery was one of only six distilleries in the United States permitted to continue operating during Prohibition, due to obtaining a license to produce medicinal whiskey. Van Winkle used the W.L. Weller &amp; Sons distribution network to sell Stitzel whiskey to pharmacies for ‘medicinal prescription’. When Prohibition ended in 1933, Van Winkle and Farnsley partnered with Arthur Stitzel, opening the new Stitzel-Weller distillery on Kentucky Derby Day, May 1935.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Stitzel-Weller distillery passed entirely into the control of the Van Winkles from 1948, remaining under the family’s ownership until 1972, when Pappy’s son, Julian Van Winkle Jr. was forced into the reluctant sale of the distillery and its brands. Demonstrating a persisting resilience and dedication to the craft of whiskey-making, </span><a href="https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media-kit/bios/julian-van-winkle-III.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Julian Van Winkle III</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> began independently releasing a series of bourbons from 1984 onwards &#8211; the ‘Van Winkle Family Reserve’ range. In 1994, Van Winkle III released the first premium 20 Year Old bourbon, featuring a photo of his grandfather, Julian Prentice ‘Pappy’ Van Winkle Sr. on the label, the first Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve expression – ensuring the family’s bourbon industry legacy.   </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Journey to Perfection </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_86001" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86001" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-86001 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Some-of-the-Pappy-Van-Winkles-in-the-lineup.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Some-of-the-Pappy-Van-Winkles-in-the-lineup.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Some-of-the-Pappy-Van-Winkles-in-the-lineup-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Some-of-the-Pappy-Van-Winkles-in-the-lineup-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86001" class="wp-caption-text">Some Pappy expressions in the brand&#8217;s portfolio. Credit: Buffalo Trace</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The renowned reputation earned by Pappy Van Winkle’s bourbon originates from the philosophy of Julian Prentice ‘Pappy’ Van Winkle, who famously declared, “We make fine bourbon. At a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always fine bourbon”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When the Stitzel-Weller distillery commenced production in 1935, Van Winkle as company president determined that it would only produce wheated bourbon whiskey, using the Stitzel family’s traditional mash recipe. Legally, all bourbon must be made from at least 51% corn, and also typically uses between 5-10% malted barley. Often, the rest of the mash bill uses rye, but the Stitzel-Weller distillery unconventionally instead used wheat which is a softer flavoring grain, producing a sweeter, smoother, more accessible bourbon.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Van Winkle’s decision to adopt the more costly and time-intensive wheated bourbon mash recipe method in the era of the Great Depression and economic downturn began the defining narrative of the brand – a dedication to quality over quantity. This tradition has been continued by the Van Winkle family, who continue to use the original wheated bourbon mash recipe – even transferring distillery production when Stitzel-Weller closed in 1992. From May 2002, a newly established partnership with </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/tag/buffalo-trace/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Buffalo Trace</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> led all Van Winkle brand production from grain to bottling to be undertaken at the distillery.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Buffalo Trace, all Pappy Van Winkle is produced using the traditional wheated mash recipe, made with the Red Winter wheat variety, and aged on the lower floors of Buffalo Trace’s rack house, ensuring a consistently cooler temperature. The interaction between aging whiskey and barrel wood is slower, allowing a longer maturation. The Pappy Van Winkle batch size is tiny, combining only 5-6 barrels to produce 7000 bottles – ensuring the consistent quality of the brand.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The ‘Pappygate’ Mystery </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_86000" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86000" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81087195"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-86000 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Heist-Netflix.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Heist-Netflix.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Heist-Netflix-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Heist-Netflix-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86000" class="wp-caption-text">Netflix&#8217;s &#8216;Heist&#8217; documentary delves deeper into &#8216;Pappygate&#8217;. Credit: Netflix</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In October 2013, Buffalo Trace reported 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20-Year-Old, and 9 cases of Van Winkle’s 13-Year-Old Family Reserve Rye, were missing from the distillery, a theft of more than 200 bottles. As the retail value of the stolen bottles was estimated at $26,000 (and up to $100,000 on the black market), the incident quickly attracted attention and was nicknamed ‘</span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-pappygate/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pappygate</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">’ on social media.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With no evidence of a break-in or intruders captured on the distillery’s security cameras, authorities quickly suspected an ‘inside job’, leading the Franklin County sheriff’s department to interview over 100 Buffalo Trace employees. The investigation stalled until March 2014, when an anonymous tip reported seeing whiskey barrels at the home of Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger – a Buffalo Trace employee.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A search of Curtsinger’s home uncovered five barrels of bourbon, but this whiskey was found not to have been distilled at Buffalo Trace, instead containing premium bourbon produced by Wild Turkey, which hadn’t reported any whiskey missing – and had a combined value of $30,000. Although authorities did not locate any of the stolen Pappy Van Winkle, Curtsinger’s phone messages implied knowledge of the theft. On April 21</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">st,</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> 2015, Curtsinger and nine others were arrested on charges of operating a criminal syndicate trafficking bourbon.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As the alleged mastermind, Curtsinger was the only person sentenced and initially faced 15 years in prison but was only incarcerated for 30 days due to the shock probation program. Only 26 bottles of the missing Pappy Van Winkle were ever recovered from Curtsinger’s alleged customers. While Curtsinger later presented his side of events in Netflix’s documentary series ‘</span><a href="https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81087195"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Heist</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">’, he continued to protest his innocence regarding the Pappygate thefts. The truth will likely never be known, but the remaining missing bottles of Pappy Van Winkle are almost certainly long gone.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/three-fascinating-stories-from-pappy-van-winkle/">Three Fascinating Stories From Pappy Van Winkle</a></p> James B. Beam Distilling Co. and Bernheim Forest & Arboretum Renew Natural Water Sanctuary Alliance https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/james-b-beam-distilling-co-and-bernheim-forest-arboretum-renew-natural-water-sanctuary-alliance/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:71c7a5c1-036a-4c74-7c0f-bd7ad2fd492f Sun, 21 Jul 2024 08:00:25 +0100 James B. Beam Distilling Co. and Bernheim Forest &#38; Arboretum Renew Natural Water Sanctuary Alliance Renewed partnership underscores joint commitment to protecting vital natural resources and ensuring long-term sustainability for bourbon production in Kentucky Clermont, Kentucky, June 5, 2024 – Suntory Global Spirits, a world leader in premium spirits, and Bernheim Forest, a 16,142-acre privately [&#8230;] <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117739 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/james-Beam-Distilling-Co..png" alt="" width="289" height="87" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>James B. Beam Distilling Co. and Bernheim Forest &amp; Arboretum Renew Natural Water Sanctuary Alliance</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Renewed partnership underscores joint commitment to protecting vital natural resources and ensuring long-term sustainability for bourbon production in Kentucky</em></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-138052 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/JBBDCo-and-Bernheim-Forest-Arboretum-Renew-Natural-Water-Sanctuary_0.jpg-1024x329.webp" alt="" width="604" height="194" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/JBBDCo-and-Bernheim-Forest-Arboretum-Renew-Natural-Water-Sanctuary_0.jpg-1024x329.webp 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/JBBDCo-and-Bernheim-Forest-Arboretum-Renew-Natural-Water-Sanctuary_0.jpg-300x96.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/JBBDCo-and-Bernheim-Forest-Arboretum-Renew-Natural-Water-Sanctuary_0.jpg-768x247.webp 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/JBBDCo-and-Bernheim-Forest-Arboretum-Renew-Natural-Water-Sanctuary_0.jpg-1536x494.webp 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/JBBDCo-and-Bernheim-Forest-Arboretum-Renew-Natural-Water-Sanctuary_0.jpg.webp 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 604px) 100vw, 604px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Clermont, Kentucky, June 5, 2024 – Suntory Global Spirits, a world leader in premium spirits, and Bernheim Forest, a 16,142-acre privately held natural resource just south of Louisville, Kentucky, have announced a renewed commitment to their shared dedication to water conservation through the Natural Water Sanctuary Alliance.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through this extended partnership, Suntory Global Spirits will commit up to $100,000 each year over the next five years, to help preserve Bernheim&#8217;s extensive 90 miles of waterways and the staggering 21+ billion gallons of rainwater that falls on the forest annually.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">“We recognize the significance of water, not only as a fundamental component of bourbon production, but as the lifeblood of the entire ecosystem,” said Nathan Crosley, General Manager, James B. Beam Distilling Co. Operations at Suntory Global Spirits and Board Member of Bernheim Forest &amp; Arboretum. “Kentucky is a huge part of our business and the homeplace for Jim Beam, the world’s number one bourbon, and we’re so thrilled to continue working with our friends at Bernheim Forest on building nature-based solutions for the next generation of bourbon.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The alliance, first formed in 2018, successfully developed a natural water sanctuary on Bernheim grounds, immediately adjacent to Suntory Global Spirits’ James B. Beam Distilling Co. distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. In addition to continuing ongoing watershed protection efforts, the Alliance extension will work to preserve and promote biodiversity across the wider Kentucky Bourbon Trail environment through the protection and stewardship of native forests, enhancement of native plant populations and strategic improvement of wildlife habitats. Biological surveys, invasive species management and the establishment of various habitats are among the specific tactics for the next five years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The alliance will also enhance environmental and water cycle education for visitors, employees, and members of the Kentucky community. Hands-on activities, such as discovery stations with trained naturalists, guided walks highlighting watershed and biodiversity protection, and tailored programs delivered to school groups, will help engage the community in critical conservation efforts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&#8220;This Alliance presents an opportunity to integrate discussions about protecting natural waters into broader conversations, engaging communities locally and regionally,&#8221; said Dr. Mark Wourms, President &amp; CEO of Bernheim Forest, who highlights the increased recognition of the Natural Water Sanctuary Alliance, maximized by Bernheim’s scientific expertise and the James B. Beam Distilling Co.’s brand recognition.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Andrew Berry, Bernheim&#8217;s Director of Conservation, underscored the critical role of water within our local ecosystem, saying, &#8220;Water is an essential component of healthy ecosystems. Our partnership with Suntory Global Spirits furthers Bernheim’s commitment to supporting clean water for wildlife, recreation and downstream communities.&#8221;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Bernheim Forest and Arboretum </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bernheim’s mission is to connect people with nature. Spanning 16,140 acres, it stands as the largest privately held contiguous forest block in the eastern United States committed to conservation and education. Established in 1929 by bourbon maker Isaac Wolfe Bernheim as a gift to the people of Kentucky, Bernheim offers fun and educational programs, diverse tree collections, a renowned art collection, 40 miles of hiking trails, and varied landscapes, accessible every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. A suggested donation of $15 per car is recommended for non-members. For more information about Bernheim, please visit <a href="https://bernheim.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://bernheim.org/</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Suntory Global Spirits</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As a world leader in premium spirits, Suntory Global Spirits inspires the brilliance of life, by creating rich experiences for people, in harmony with nature. Known for its craftsmanship of premium whiskies, including Jim Beam® and Maker&#8217;s Mark®; Japanese whiskies, including Yamazaki®, Hakushu®, Hibiki® and Toki<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />; and leading Scotch brands including Laphroaig® and Bowmore®, Suntory Global Spirits also produces leading brands such as Tres Generaciones® and El Tesoro® tequila, Roku<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> and Sipsmith® gin, and is a world leader in Ready-To-Drink cocktails, with brands like -196 and On The Rocks<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> Premium Cocktails.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A global company with approximately 6,000 employees in nearly 30 countries, Suntory Global Spirits is driven by its core values of Growing for Good, Yatte Minahare and Giving Back to Society. The company’s Proof Positive sustainability strategy includes ambitious goals and investments to drive sustainable change and have a positive impact on the planet, consumers and communities. Headquartered in New York City, Suntory Global Spirits is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information, visit <a href="https://www.suntoryglobalspirits.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.suntoryglobalspirits.co</a></p> How To Find Out If Scotch Whisky Is Right For You https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/how-to-find-out-if-scotch-whisky-is-right-for-you/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:5f4f11ba-9b63-9e7d-f588-6e28c4c49838 Sat, 20 Jul 2024 13:30:30 +0100 <p>A question I’ve been asked by those new to scotch whisky is, “Where do I start?”. My suggestion would be to time travel Scotland.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/how-to-find-out-if-scotch-whisky-is-right-for-you/">How To Find Out If Scotch Whisky Is Right For You</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-86027 aligncenter" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Is-Scotch-for-you.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Is-Scotch-for-you.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Is-Scotch-for-you-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Is-Scotch-for-you-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s a mind-numbing world, scotch whisky, isn’t it? There are age-statement bottles, there are no age-statement bottles. There are cask strength releases, there are 40% releases. There are Port Pipe finishes. There are Tequila cask finishes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Of the varying scotch whisky opinions found across the world, we can all agree on one thing: There are so many drams and so little time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A question I’ve been asked by those new to scotch whisky is, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Where do I start?”. </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">My suggestion would be to time travel Scotland.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unfortunately, I am not talking about real time travel (though wouldn’t that be cool). This kind of time travel involves looking at Scotland and its whisky regions as a clock. Working in an anti-clockwise direction in the Lowlands, starting at 6, working back in time, and finishing at 5 in Campbeltown.</span></p> <figure id="attachment_86028" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86028" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-86028 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Time-Traveling-Scotland.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Time-Traveling-Scotland.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Time-Traveling-Scotland-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Time-Traveling-Scotland-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86028" class="wp-caption-text">Map via Wineware</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This can be a great way to explore what each scotch whisky region has to offer and find out if scotch whisky is something that you enjoy. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, let’s take a journey around the clock to each whisky region, and see what kind of scotch whisky is produced in each corner of the country. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Lowlands </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Lowlands whisky region offers a soft, smooth, sumptuous spirit. For the texture lover, Lowlands whiskies can be compared in texture to aperitifs, port, liqueur, and creams. The palate sends honey, ginger, toffee, boiled sweeties, and toast. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Something of an overlooked region, the Lowlands is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. The reopening of ‘King of the Lowlands’, Rosebank, made headlines across the whisky industry, and visitors have begun to flock to Falkirk for a chance to see the new plant. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other new Lowland distilleries include Kingsbarns, Lindores Abbey, and Ardgowan. Together with operations such as Glenkinchie and Auchentoshan, these distilleries are re-establishing he Lowlands as a whisky destination. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Highlands </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Highland whisky region</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">is such a vast expanse of land, which really, in my humble opinion needs to be characterized individually</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></i></p> <p><b>The Southern Highlands:</b> <span style="font-weight: 400;">This region packs a bit of punch in</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">its spirit, and is also home to some approachable historic greats. </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/a-visit-to-dewars-aberfeldy-distillery-proves-that-you-cant-buy-history-part-1/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Aberfeldy</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> of 1896, Glenturret of 1763 and Edradour of 1825. The Perthshire distilleries perform well on the field of dryer, lighter spirit. Not to mention the stunning scenery as you circuit the countryside, the whiskies make a superb companion on the hip.</span></p> <p><b>The Eastern Highlands:</b> <span style="font-weight: 400;">This section of the country is acclaimed to have “From Mountain to Sea, the very best of Scotland.” It is a very noble and bold claim, but The Eastern Highlands plays host to Glen Garioch, Glendronach, and Glenglassaugh, so I’m finding it hard to argue the point. </span></p> <figure id="attachment_86029" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86029" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/a-visit-to-dewars-aberfeldy-distillery-proves-that-you-cant-buy-history-part-1/"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-86029 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Aberfeldy-Distillery.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Aberfeldy-Distillery.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Aberfeldy-Distillery-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Aberfeldy-Distillery-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86029" class="wp-caption-text">Aberfeldy Distillery is located at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Credit: Dewar&#8217;s</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here, full, dry, and heavily fruity whiskies originate. The drams here are so accessible to the beginner, but they also offer a journey in themselves, as the longer they mature in the casks, the palate begins to achieve more complexity.</span></p> <p><b>The Northern Highlands: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here, you’re taking the train to Breakfast Dram Central. Punching out Special K with oat milk vibes. Sugary cereal and rich in its complexity, you get a real feel for ‘windy coastal crofts meets Viking invader’. Old Pulteney, Scapa, and Glenwyvis scotches all deliver Frosted Corn Flakes with the stiff upper lip of the northern hemisphere crusader.</span></p> <p><b>The Western Highlands:</b> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Oban, Ben Nevis, </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=nc%27nean"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nc’nean</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Now we’re exploring the coastal notes known on the west coast mainland. These drams certainly have a unique character about them. They pack a punch on the nose and pull up in the heavyweight division in the Highland Region.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Speyside</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you haven’t heard of the term ‘Speyside scotch whisky’, It is arguably the international favorite of all the regions. It has a soft palate and grassy tones, and when treated well by the distiller, you are served vanilla and lightly charred oak. Orchard fruits like apples, pears, and cherries all play out their influence in the taste of Speyside whiskies, and the spirits mature exceptionally well in the sherry cask.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Islands</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here comes the emerging challenger in the market. I think the best thing about the Island single malts is that they all vary, despite being clubbed into one category. Isle of Raasay, for example, tastes, feels, and presents entirely different from an Arran malt. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The beauty of whisky is that there are so many different points where a whisky can be different from the rest. Water source, peat source, barley strains, and the conditions it endured growing over the seasons. The entire pigeonhole of Island distillation, to me, is an injustice. The similarities are few and the experiences we have as enthusiasts are vast in likeness.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Recently, I have been trying drams distilled using St. Fergus peat, rather than Islay peat. This can open up a whole new avenue of exploration. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Islay</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imagine a world where the west coast scotch we talked about earlier, could be smoky, and more peated, and then have characteristics of the Island malts… You have reached </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/the-ultimate-guide-to-islay-distilleries/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Islay</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Islay is renowned for its peated whiskies and, despite the fact that peated whisky can be (and is) produced on the mainland, Islay is the true destination for peated whisky lovers. The smoky, briny, salty, coastal nature of these whiskies captures something in a whisky drinker’s imagination when combined with the wild, rugged beauty of the island and the folklore that saturates it. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin, Bruichladdich, and Kilchoman – all a nightmare to pronounce if you’re not Scottish, but after a few drams from any of these distilleries, it gets easier. I promise. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Peated scotch may taste like the fire of a quaint little cottage in rural Scotland. They might evoke the feeling of needing a blanket and slippers in front of said fire as you nurse the dram. Much like the Scottish tradition of ‘Coorie’ (appreciating the comfort and coziness of the small things in life), peated whisky can tuck you in and warm your heart. Whether a gentle 35 ppm or a smoky 70 ppm, peated whisky had something to offer. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Campbeltown</span></h2> <figure id="attachment_86030" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86030" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/the-ultimate-guide-to-campbeltown-distilleries/"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="wp-image-86030 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Springbank-Distillery-Campbeltown.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Springbank-Distillery-Campbeltown.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Springbank-Distillery-Campbeltown-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Springbank-Distillery-Campbeltown-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86030" class="wp-caption-text">Springbank is one of the only remaining distilleries in Campbeltown. Credit: John Allen</figcaption></figure> <p><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/the-ultimate-guide-to-campbeltown-distilleries/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Campbeltown</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> was, prior to the end of the 19th century, the Whisky Capital of the World. Once home to over 30 distilleries, just three now operate in the small region. However, plans for additional Campbeltown distilleries are underway. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The working distilleries in Campbeltown produce a spirit that delivers a different feeling from all other regions. Its transmission of sea salt and heavy oak mixes with the inland grassy notes carried in the Atlantic wind from Machrihanish and Drumlemble down over the town. The spirit is so free to interpretation that I feel that this is where every single malt journey has to end. The flavor profile is something completely unexpected, and it is wonderful fun to explore said flavors on the palate. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scotch Whisky Beginners Flight Recommendations </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So, now that we have talked about each whisky region of Scotland, it is time to put my time travel recommendation to the test. Below is a whisky per region that I would recommend starting with. These whiskies offer the profile of each region, whilst easing you into the world of scotch whisky tasting and readying you for something more experimental. It is time to find out: is scotch whisky right for you? </span></p> <p><b>Lowlands: </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Auchentoshan American Oak &#8211; </span><a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/auchentoshan+america+oak+single+malt+scotch+whisky+lowland+scotland/1/usa?Xsort_order=p"><span style="font-weight: 400;">$30.99</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><b>Highlands:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Glendronach 12 Year Old &#8211; </span><a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/glen+dronach+original+twelve+old+single+malt+scotch+whisky+highlands+scotland/1/usa?Xsort_order=p"><span style="font-weight: 400;">$47.95</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><b>Speyside:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Glen Moray Port Cask Finish &#8211; </span><a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/glen+moray+elgin+cls+port+cask+single+malt+scotch+whisky+speyside+scotland/1/usa?Xsort_order=p"><span style="font-weight: 400;">$26.99</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><b>Islands:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Isle of Raasay Lightly Peated &#8211; </span><a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/isle+raasay+lightly+peat+hebridean+single+malt+scotch+whisky+scotland/1/usa?Xsort_order=p"><span style="font-weight: 400;">$64.99</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><b>Islay:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Lagavulin 8 Year Old &#8211; </span><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/lagavulin/lagavulin-8-year-old-whisky/?utm_content=lagavulin/lagavulin-8-year-old-whisky&amp;currencyCode=GBP&amp;utm_source=crowdstorm&amp;utm_medium=affiliate&amp;adnetwork=af&amp;affc=e84b32b8-ced4-490b-a7cc-b4ae8837cda5"><span style="font-weight: 400;">$74</span></a></p> <p><b>Campbeltown:</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Glen Scotia Double Cask &#8211; </span><a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/glen+scotia+double+cask+single+malt+scotch+whisky+campbeltown+scotland/1/usa?Xsort_order=p"><span style="font-weight: 400;">$53.99</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As you advance through the journey of nosing and tasting, work these drams up to either cask strength whiskies, or explore cask finish selections, something that independent bottlers are great for. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Independent bottlers will often finish whiskies in casks that the distillery may well have access to, but won’t use for fear of inconsistency with what their fans already enjoy. Tasting independent bottlings as well as official bottlings can broaden your palate as you continue on your scotch whisky journey. </span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/how-to-find-out-if-scotch-whisky-is-right-for-you/">How To Find Out If Scotch Whisky Is Right For You</a></p> Heaven Hill Brands Announces Appointment of Elayne Duff as Global Director of Advocacy – Whisky Advocacy News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/heaven-hill-brands-announces-appointment-of-elayne-duff-as-global-director-of-advocacy-whisky-advocacy-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:22fd94a8-b162-6948-f5cf-bb487747c0c7 Sat, 20 Jul 2024 08:05:36 +0100 Heaven Hill Brands Announces Appointment of Elayne Duff as Global Director of Advocacy Heaven Hill Brands today announced the appointment of Elayne Duff as the new Global Director of Advocacy. In this pivotal role, Duff will lead Heaven Hill’s strategic efforts to influence the trade on behalf of its brands through education, relationship building and [&#8230;] <h4><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-121290 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/heaven-hill-logo.png" alt="" width="344" height="205" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/heaven-hill-logo.png 393w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/heaven-hill-logo-300x179.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 344px) 100vw, 344px" /></h4> <h4 class="news-title" style="text-align: center;">Heaven Hill Brands Announces Appointment of Elayne Duff as Global Director of Advocacy</h4> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-139132" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/ElayneDuff-640x1024.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="560" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/ElayneDuff-640x1024.jpg 640w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/ElayneDuff-188x300.jpg 188w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/ElayneDuff-768x1229.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/ElayneDuff.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 350px) 100vw, 350px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Heaven Hill Brands today announced the appointment of Elayne Duff as the new Global Director of Advocacy. In this pivotal role, Duff will lead Heaven Hill’s strategic efforts to influence the trade on behalf of its brands through education, relationship building and strategic trade and consumer activations in key markets around the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Duff, previously the Director of Advocacy for Samson and Surrey, brings over 20 years of experience in the spirits industry to, now, the full Heaven Hill portfolio of beloved brands. Renowned for her expertise, Duff was the first head mixologist and luxury spirits ambassador at Diageo U.S.A. She has also showcased her talents on the popular TV show, Bar Rescue, and achieved notable milestones such as graduating from the rigorous W.S.E.T. Level 3 &amp; B.A.R 5 Day program.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Duff’s impressive career includes serving as the Global Manager of experiential events and education at Ab-InBev’s Craft Beer Division, Z.X. Ventures. As an entrepreneur, she founded the highly successful “Beverage B.A. Academy,” an in-demand online training program for Brand Ambassadors. She also hosts the podcast “Celebrating the Brand Ambassador.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>“Elayne is a force within the hospitality industry and we are thrilled to expand her oversight across the full Heaven Hill portfolio,”</em> said Kate Latts, Co-President of Heaven Hill Brands. <em>“Her extensive experience and remarkable achievements in the spirits industry make her the perfect fit for leading our advocacy efforts. We are confident that her leadership will further strengthen our relationships within the industry and drive our brands to new heights.”</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As the Global Director of Advocacy, Duff will work closely across the functions of brand teams, sales and operations to align efforts for advocacy. Duff will supervise the brand ambassador and commercial specialist teams based around the US and key international cities. Her role will focus on building strong relationships with key industry influencers and executing both trade and consumer-facing events on behalf of Heaven Hill’s beloved brands.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>“Heaven Hill has a rich history and an exceptional portfolio of brands,”</em> said Duff. <em>“I am excited to bring the full depth of the portfolio under our advocacy strategy and look forward to working with the team to continue building strong programs that will elevate our brands and engage our partners around the world.”</em></p> 2005 Glenrothes 18 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive First Fill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Highland Single Malt ~ Scotch Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/2005-glenrothes-18-year-old-old-particular-kl-exclusive-first-fill-sherry-butt-cask-strength-highland-single-malt-scotch-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:58300dd9-5c12-b28c-dd74-d93ff88e1771 Sat, 20 Jul 2024 08:03:31 +0100 K&#38;L-Exclusive, Speyside Single-Cask: Rarity and Value 2005 Glenrothes 18 Year Old &#8220;Old Particular&#8221; K&#38;L Exclusive First Fill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky &#8220;This exceptional find is one of the very best values K&#38;L has ever been able to offer.&#8221; — David Othenin-Girard, K&#38;L Spirits Buyer We have some truly astounding offerings [&#8230;] <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/KL-Roundel-Logo.gif"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-120036" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/KL-Roundel-Logo.gif" alt="" width="138" height="92" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>K&amp;L-Exclusive, Speyside Single-Cask: Rarity and Value</strong><br /> <strong>2005 Glenrothes 18 Year Old &#8220;Old Particular&#8221; K&amp;L Exclusive First Fill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>&#8220;This exceptional find is one of the very best values K&amp;L has ever been able to offer.&#8221;<br /> — David Othenin-Girard, K&amp;L Spirits Buyer</em></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-138891 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Label.png" alt="" width="225" height="540" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Label.png 225w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Label-125x300.png 125w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We have some truly astounding offerings in the pipeline from our friends at Old Particular, but perhaps none of them present as much bang for your collectible buck as this 18 Year Old from Glenrothes. We can&#8217;t overstate how rare this opportunity is in multiple respects. First, we almost never see this elite Speyside distiller on the independent market. Second, we almost never see it in a first-fill sherry butt, let alone one of such high quality. Finally, this price for a Glenrothes with this age statement is just flat-out ridiculous. Needless to say, our spirits team is thrilled to the core with the finished product. For fans of the distillery, this stupendous dram has everything you’re looking for.</p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-138892 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Distillery-1024x422.jpg" alt="" width="602" height="248" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Distillery-1024x422.jpg 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Distillery-300x124.jpg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Distillery-768x317.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Distillery-1536x633.jpg 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/KL-GR-Distillery.jpg 1591w" sizes="(max-width: 602px) 100vw, 602px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://KLWines.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ba232b0453ad25edee24a48fa&amp;id=585f9e75be&amp;e=651be56dcd" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2005 Glenrothes 18 Year Old &#8220;Old Particular&#8221; K&amp;L Exclusive First Fill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) (Pre-Arrival)</a> ($109.99) </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>*Pre-arrival item is expected to be available for shipment or pickup in autumn 2024.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>David Othenin-Girard</strong> | K&amp;L Spirits Buyer | Review Date: July 4, 2023</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exceptional find is one of the very best values K&amp;L has ever been able to offer. Glenrothes is truly one of Speyside&#8217;s most prized distillers, and it&#8217;s extremely unusual for them to let go of heavily sherried stocks, let alone something that&#8217;s aged over 18 years. This one was distilled in February of 2005 and aged in a first-fill sherry butt. The results speak for themselves—a dense, powerful malt full of powerful spice and complex sherry. The Glenrothes Distillery was founded in the town of Rothes in 1879 by James Stuart &amp; Co., owners of the nearby Macallan Distillery. The distillery boasts its own onsite cooperage and is renowned for the use of high-quality sherry barrels in its bottlings. The few independently bottled expressions of this famed distillery are almost always <em>very</em> expensive and very rarely aged in sherry. This dark, dense malt offers aromas of rich dried red fruit, rich mocha, and deep cacao nibs. The sweet fruit is tamed perfectly by a bold European oak spice and rich, buttery texture on the palate. Expect cinnamon and clove to build on the finish with a gorgeous, zesty orange peel note to balance.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Email: <a href="mailto:wine@klwines.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">wine@klwines.com</a><br /> Phone: (877) KL-WINES (Toll Free 877.559.4637)<br /> K&amp;L Wine Merchants 3005 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94061 USA<br /> San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/KL-Banner-Bottom-500.gif"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-114821" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/KL-Banner-Bottom-500.gif" alt="" width="500" height="57" /></a></p> JAPANESE BLENDED MALT 20 YEAR OLD MIZUNARA FINISH THE LAST DROP – Milroy’s of Soho News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/07/japanese-blended-malt-20-year-old-mizunara-finish-the-last-drop-milroys-of-soho-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:8ec8b4d2-de2b-7c07-3a0a-c7121b3414b7 Sat, 20 Jul 2024 08:02:04 +0100 JAPANESE BLENDED MALT 20 YEAR OLD MIZUNARA FINISH THE LAST DROP In 2022, The Last Drop released their first Japanese whisky, a 20-40-year-old blend matured in an ex-sherry cask. This latest release is that exact same, exceptional blended malt whisky but matured in a Mizunara cask. Mizunara is known for imparting a distinctive and unique [&#8230;] <h4><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-136838 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/The-Last-Drop-Logo.png" alt="" width="552" height="90" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/The-Last-Drop-Logo.png 552w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/The-Last-Drop-Logo-300x49.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 552px) 100vw, 552px" /></h4> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-138949 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/20yojapanese.webp" alt="" width="650" height="650" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/20yojapanese.webp 650w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/20yojapanese-300x300.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/20yojapanese-150x150.webp 150w" sizes="(max-width: 650px) 100vw, 650px" /></p> <h4 class="product-title h5" style="text-align: center;">JAPANESE BLENDED MALT 20 YEAR OLD MIZUNARA FINISH THE LAST DROP</h4> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2022, The Last Drop released their first Japanese whisky, a 20-40-year-old blend matured in an ex-sherry cask. This latest release is that exact same, exceptional blended malt whisky but matured in a Mizunara cask.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mizunara is known for imparting a distinctive and unique flavour into whisky, however, it comes with it&#8217;s challenges! The tree must be 200 years old before harvesting and is prone to distortion but the results are worth the wait.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The liquid within this blend is made up from 20 and 40-year-old malts from the now-closed Hanyu Distillery which only operated for 20 years.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://milroysofsoho.com/products/japanese-blended-malt-20-year-old-mizunara-finish-the-last-drop-60-75cl?syclid=cq98m1kom04s73dsve20&amp;utm_campaign=emailmarketing_153728450811&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=shopify_email" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>£3,010.00 </strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Tasting Notes From TLD</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Nose: </strong><em>Toasted dry oakiness with sweet floral aromas, dried fruit apricots, spices, almonds and rich spiciness.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Palate: </strong><em>The sweetness of spring flowers combined with rich and tropical mango, papaya and lychee lead to a spicy dry length. Pineapple and coconut follow.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Finish: </strong><em>The tropical fruits and spices linger on the palate, while the dry oak and distinctive Mizunara qualities remain in the mouth and in the memory.</em></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-135115 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/milroys-of-soho-logo.png" alt="" width="501" height="234" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/milroys-of-soho-logo.png 800w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/milroys-of-soho-logo-300x140.png 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/milroys-of-soho-logo-768x359.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 501px) 100vw, 501px" /></p> Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Blended Whiskey https://www.bourbonbanter.com/knob-creek-bourbon-x-rye-blended-whiskey/ BOURBON & BANTER urn:uuid:cda36136-67bb-3354-1989-b89473a7c231 Fri, 19 Jul 2024 22:38:04 +0100 Knob Creek® Bourbon x Rye is available for a limited time nationwide with a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750mL bottle. <h3 id="blending-award-winning-knob-creek%C2%AE-9-year-old-bourbon-and-7-year-old-rye-the-newest-limited-time-offering-combines-the-sweet-notes-of-bourbon-with-the-spicy-notes-of-rye-creating-the-ultimate-sipping-experience">Blending award-winning Knob Creek&#xAE; 9 Year Old Bourbon and 7-Year-Old Rye, the newest limited-time offering combines the sweet notes of bourbon with the spicy notes of rye, creating the ultimate sipping experience</h3><img src="https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/2024/07/Knob-Creek-Bourbon-x-Rye-Blended-Whiskey-resized.jpg" alt="Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Blended Whiskey"><p></p><p>Knob Creek&#xAE;, a leader in the Small Batch Bourbon category, is proud to debut a new, dynamic bourbon and rye blended whiskey, Knob Creek&#xAE; Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey. The limited edition release combines two of Knob Creek&apos;s&#xAE; iconic, award-winning whiskeys; Knob Creek&#xAE; 9 Year Old Bourbon and Knob Creek&#xAE; 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey, into one unique blend that embodies the best of both whiskey worlds.</p><p>Unmistakably Knob Creek&#xAE;, carefully crafted and bottled at 113 proof, Knob Creek&#xAE; Bourbon x Rye is seasoned by time, highlighting the perfect balance of the rich, sweet notes of bourbon complemented by the robust, spicy undertones of rye, in every sip. This complex and robust whiskey is unlike anything in the existing Knob Creek&#xAE; portfolio, or many other offerings on the market, solidifying the brand&apos;s commitment to quality and innovation.</p><p>&quot;Knob Creek&#xAE; has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing traditional whiskey boundaries with our new Bourbon x Rye blend, delivering two of our best expressions, in one flavorful sip,&quot; said Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller. &quot;It is an honor to work with my dad to go beyond the traditional craft an unexpected offering that upholds my grandfather&apos;s vision of creating high-quality, flavorful whiskey.&quot;</p><p>Knob Creek&#xAE; Bourbon x Rye is bottled with the following characteristics: </p><ul> <li>Proof: 113</li> <li>Color: Golden brown with copper hues</li> <li>Aroma: Sweet maple and vanilla with hints of nuttiness and baking spice</li> <li>Taste: Brown sweets with a hint of fruitiness and black pepper</li> <li>Finish: Sweet with lingering spice</li> </ul> <p>Knob Creek&#xAE; Bourbon x Rye is available for a limited time nationwide with a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750mL bottle. Enjoy Knob Creek&#xAE; Bourbon x Rye neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail of your choice. For more information about Knob Creek&#xAE; Bourbon x Rye and Knob Creek&apos;s&#xAE; award-winning* bourbon and rye portfolios, please visit www.KnobCreek.com or visit us on Instagram @KnobCreek.</p> Testing the Total Wine Traveller Whiskey Old Fashioned https://www.bourbonbanter.com/testing-the-total-wine-traveller-whiskey-old-fashioned/ BOURBON & BANTER urn:uuid:e386dac4-0a6a-760c-1c02-eed20f1bca71 Fri, 19 Jul 2024 17:45:35 +0100 As your dedicated and fearless Cocktail Editor, I sacrificed my tastebuds and gastrointestinal peace to test how bad this drink is. <p>We love our friends at Total Wine &amp; More for the wine. But sometimes the &#x201C;&amp; More&#x201D; leaves much to be desired. Recently, a photo of a recipe pinned to a shelf in a TW&amp;M made the rounds in bourbon groups. The proportions seemed&#x2026;off. We all couldn&#x2019;t help but wonder how this recipe could see the light of day.&#xA0;</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/2024/07/totalwinefail.jpg" class="kg-image" alt loading="lazy" width="1080" height="1325" srcset="https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/size/w600/2024/07/totalwinefail.jpg 600w, https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/size/w1000/2024/07/totalwinefail.jpg 1000w, https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/2024/07/totalwinefail.jpg 1080w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Who would do such a thing to your wonderful customer base? A clueless marketer working on the Traveller account? An accountant doing double duty as store mixologist? A dyslexic associate after a long shift? Someone perhaps trying to make a Trinidad Sour x Old Fashioned crossover happen? Regardless of who is to blame, we knew one thing: this cocktail looked BAD. #cocktailfail</p><p>As your dedicated and fearless Cocktail Editor, I sacrificed my tastebuds and gastrointestinal peace to test how bad this drink is. Watch below to find out.&#xA0;</p><p>Do you have a terrible cocktail recipe you&#x2019;d like us to test? Please send us an email at&#xA0;<a href="mailto:erin.petrey@bourbonbanter.com">erin.petrey@bourbonbanter.com</a>.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-embed-card"><iframe width="200" height="150" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/f9AyZu9Vgag?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" referrerpolicy="strict-origin-when-cross-origin" allowfullscreen title="Testing the Total Wine &amp; More Traveller Whiskey Old Fashioned"></iframe></figure> NEW RELEASE: Booker’s Bourbon 2nd 2024 Release “Beam House Batch” https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-bookers-bourbon-2nd-2024-release-beam-house-batch/ The Bourbon Review urn:uuid:be2b5400-e61e-7e68-6c98-cae0211ef584 Fri, 19 Jul 2024 16:31:42 +0100 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Booker&#039;s 2024 2nd Release &quot;The Beam House Batch&quot;" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-696x696.jpg 696w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1068x1068.jpg 1068w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1920x1920.jpg 1920w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-420x420.jpg 420w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><p>ABOUT BOOKER’S “THE BEAM HOUSE BATCH” The second release of the Booker’s Bourbon 2024 Collection is Booker’s Batch 2024 02 “The Beam House Batch.” The following passage is from Fred Noe, 7th generation Beam Master Distiller, son of Booker Noe (6th gen Master Distiller): This batch is named after my home, a real special place [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-bookers-bourbon-2nd-2024-release-beam-house-batch/">NEW RELEASE: Booker’s Bourbon 2nd 2024 Release “Beam House Batch”</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com">The Bourbon Review</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Booker&#039;s 2024 2nd Release &quot;The Beam House Batch&quot;" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" srcset="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-696x696.jpg 696w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1068x1068.jpg 1068w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-1920x1920.jpg 1920w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/00080686011408_M1NG_en-US0529_s01-min-420x420.jpg 420w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /><h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>ABOUT BOOKER’S “THE BEAM HOUSE BATCH”</strong></h2> <p>The second release of the<a href="http://www.bookersbourbon.com" title=""> Booker’s Bourbon </a>2024 Collection is Booker’s Batch 2024 02 “<em><strong>The Beam House Batch.</strong></em>” </p> <p>The following passage is from Fred Noe, 7th generation Beam Master Distiller, son of Booker Noe (6th gen Master Distiller):</p> <p><em>This batch is named after my home, a real special place full of beginnings, traditions, and memories not just for me, but for everyone at Beam.</em></p> <p><em>I grew up just around the corner and lived next door for years before moving in after Dad passed away. The Beam House,” as the name<br>suggests, has been part of my family for generations my great grandad, Jim Beam lived here, my dad, Booker Noe, lived here, and now I do. It’s just kind of the way it goes in our family.</em></p> <p><em>We’ve always spent a lot of time here together, whether it’s for Sunday dinners, drinking bourbon on the porch, or doing tastings for batches of Booker’s. Back when I lived next door, I used to walk across the yard with samples from the plant so Dad and whoever else was lucky enough to be there could gather round the kitchen table and taste them over some barbecue. Booker loved to entertain and always wanted to bring people through the house. Lord knows how many people have been here over the years; friends, neighbors, business partners, employees. Everyone’s welcome. Dad loved when people would stop by and come on out back for a drink, and now it&#8217;s a tradition I&#8217;m proud to carry on.</em></p> <p><em>In this batch, I’ve tried to capture some of the joyful memories I’ve made in the Beam House for you to enjoy at yours.</em></p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>MASTER DISTILLER’S NOTES</strong></h2> <p><strong>Per Fred Noe</strong>: The Beam House Batch is a special one for me since it&#8217;s named after our family home and has so many special memories. The batch is made up of five production dates stored in four different warehouse locations. The age of the batch will be 7 years, 2 months, and 22 days when the barrels are dumped. The proof of the batch will be 124.6 proof. The breakdown of barrel storage for the Booker’s “Beam House Batch” is as follows:</p> <ul> <li>14% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse Z</li> <li>28% came from the 4th floor of 7-story warehouse </li> <li>19% came from the 5th floor of 7-story warehouse Q</li> <li>25% came from the 7th floor of 9-story warehouse H</li> </ul> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Quick Facts</span></strong></h2> <ul> <li>AGE: 7 years, 2 months, 22 days</li> <li>PROOF 124.6 (62.3% abv)</li> <li>PRICE: $99.99 per 750ml</li> <li>AVAILABILITY: Now nationwide (limited)</li> </ul> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="513" height="553" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-6.png" alt="booker's" class="wp-image-35590" srcset="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-6.png 513w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-6-278x300.png 278w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-6-390x420.png 390w" sizes="(max-width: 513px) 100vw, 513px" /></figure> <p>For the latest in Bourbon, visit<a href="http://www.gobourbon.com" title=""> <strong>www.thebourbonreview.com</strong></a></p> <div class='ctx-module-container ctx_default_placement ctx-clearfix'></div><span class="ctx-article-root"><!-- --></span><p>The post <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-bookers-bourbon-2nd-2024-release-beam-house-batch/">NEW RELEASE: Booker’s Bourbon 2nd 2024 Release “Beam House Batch”</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com">The Bourbon Review</a>.</p> NEW RELEASE: Knob Creek First Ever Bourbon & Rye Blend “Knob Creek X Rye” https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-knob-creek-first-ever-bourbon-rye-blend-knob-creek-x-rye/ The Bourbon Review urn:uuid:d545add6-73da-ddf1-9f8a-dea5ee63a888 Fri, 19 Jul 2024 15:59:00 +0100 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Screenshot-2024-07-19-103336-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="knob creek" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" loading="lazy" /><p>A new one for the historical books of Jim Beam. The first ever marriage of a Bourbon and rye in their fabled Knob Creek lineup. Knob Creek X Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey combines KC 9 year Bourbon and KC 7 year rye. The proof clocking in at 113 (62.5% abv) and is now available [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-knob-creek-first-ever-bourbon-rye-blend-knob-creek-x-rye/">NEW RELEASE: Knob Creek First Ever Bourbon & Rye Blend “Knob Creek X Rye”</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com">The Bourbon Review</a>.</p> <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Screenshot-2024-07-19-103336-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="knob creek" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" loading="lazy" /><p>A new one for the historical books of Jim Beam. The first ever marriage of a Bourbon and rye in their fabled Knob Creek lineup. <strong><em>Knob Creek X Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey</em></strong> combines <em>KC 9 year Bourbon</em> and <em>KC 7 year rye</em>. The proof clocking in at <strong>113 </strong>(62.5% abv) and is now available nationwide at <strong>$44.99 SRP</strong>. </p> <p><em>“<a href="http://www.knobcreek.com" title="Knob Creek">Knob Creek</a> has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing traditional whiskey boundaries with our new Bourbon x Rye blend, delivering two of our best expressions, in one flavorful sip,” <strong>said Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller</strong>. “It is an honor to work with my dad to go beyond the traditional craft an unexpected offering that upholds my grandfather’s vision of creating high-quality, flavorful whiskey.”</em></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" width="999" height="579" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-5.png" alt="knob creek" class="wp-image-35584" srcset="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-5.png 999w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-5-300x174.png 300w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-5-768x445.png 768w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-5-696x403.png 696w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/image-5-725x420.png 725w" sizes="(max-width: 999px) 100vw, 999px" /><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">L: Freddie Noe. R: Fred Noe</figcaption></figure> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Quick Facts</strong></h2> <ul> <li>AGE: KC 9 year Bourbon and KC 7 year rye blend</li> <li>PROOF: 113 (62.5% abv)</li> <li>PRICE: $44.99 SRP</li> <li>AVAILABILITY: Now nationwide </li> </ul> <p>For the latest in Bourbon, visit <a href="http://www.gobourbon.com" title=""><strong>www.thebourbonreview.com</strong></a></p> <div class='ctx-module-container ctx_default_placement ctx-clearfix'></div><span class="ctx-article-root"><!-- --></span><p>The post <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-knob-creek-first-ever-bourbon-rye-blend-knob-creek-x-rye/">NEW RELEASE: Knob Creek First Ever Bourbon & Rye Blend “Knob Creek X Rye”</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com">The Bourbon Review</a>.</p> Whisky Review: The Six Isles Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-the-six-isles-island-blended-malt-scotch-whisky/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:1edc4a6e-062b-4fce-95b5-7901c681de80 Fri, 19 Jul 2024 13:00:59 +0100 <p>Billed as "a sensory voyage through the malt whiskies of the Islands of Scotland", The Six Isles whisky brand is owned by Ian Macleod Distillers.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-the-six-isles-island-blended-malt-scotch-whisky/">Whisky Review: The Six Isles Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-85616" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Six-Isles.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Six-Isles.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Six-Isles-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Six-Isles-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p>Billed as &#8220;a sensory voyage through the malt whiskies of the Islands of Scotland&#8221;, <a href="https://www.ianmacleod.com/brands/six-isles">The Six Isles</a> whisky brand is owned by Ian Macleod Distillers. First introduced in the early 2000s, this blend brings together the smoky and peaty characteristics of <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/tag/islay/">Islay</a>, the maritime influence of Jura and Skye, the rich and complex profiles of Mull and Orkney, and the balanced, aromatic qualities of Arran. The result is a whisky indicative of island single malt scotch. The Six Isles brand also encompasses a number of other expressions such as Voyager and Batch Strength.</p> <h2>About Ian Macleod Distillers</h2> <p>Ian Macleod Distillers, established in 1933, is a distinguished family-owned Scottish spirits company known for its rich heritage and diverse portfolio. Founded by Leonard Russell Sr., the company has remained family-run, now managed by the third generation of the Russell family. Ian Macleod Distillers is celebrated for its commitment to quality and traditional craftsmanship, producing an array of acclaimed whiskies and other spirits.</p> <p>Among its notable brands are Glengoyne, Tamdhu, and <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/tag/rosebank/">Rosebank</a> single malts, each with distinct characteristics and a dedicated following. The company also produces the popular Smokehead and the innovative Six Isles blended malt, highlighting their expertise in blending. Beyond whisky, Ian Macleod Distillers offers a range of gins, including Edinburgh Gin, showcasing their versatility in the spirits industry.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-the-six-isles-island-blended-malt-scotch-whisky/">Whisky Review: The Six Isles Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky</a></p> Whiskey Review: Savage & Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-savage-cooke-howling-mob-bourbon/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:83f50a24-35d1-3cd8-b181-ddd08ff8befe Fri, 19 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0100 <p>We review Savage &#38; Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon, distilled from an ancient heirloom corn grown on a plot of California farmland 35 miles from the distillery.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-savage-cooke-howling-mob-bourbon/">Whiskey Review: Savage &amp; Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon</a></p> <figure id="attachment_86007" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86007" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-86007" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Savage-Cooke-Howling-Mob-Bourbon.jpg" alt="Savage &amp; Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon review" width="700" height="454" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Savage-Cooke-Howling-Mob-Bourbon.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Savage-Cooke-Howling-Mob-Bourbon-463x300.jpg 463w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86007" class="wp-caption-text">We review Savage &amp; Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon, distilled from an ancient heirloom corn grown on a plot of California farmland 35 miles from the distillery. (image via Savage &amp; Cooke)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whiskey from the brand. However, in accordance with <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">our editorial policies</a>, this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.</em></p> <p>Savage &amp; Cooke has emerged in recent years as one of the more interesting craft whiskey outlets in California. Its current iteration, which opened on historic Mare Island in 2018 under the ownership of Napa Valley winemaker Dave Phinney, distills, ages, finishes, and bottles a range of brown spirits, including bourbon, whiskey, and rye. Often, these have a wine cask influence, owing to Phinney&#8217;s wine industry experience.</p> <p>One particular interest Savage &amp; Cooke seems to have for at least some of their whiskeys is local grain sourcing. All grain is grown within 50 miles of the distillery via direct relationships forged with local farmers, and it is grown to precise specifications.</p> <h2>What&#8217;s in the bottle</h2> <p>A more recent subset of releases from Savage &amp; Cooke takes the local grain model even one step further, working with more ancient heirloom varieties and meeting the bottled-in-bond criteria. The whiskey being reviewed here, <a href="https://savageandcooke.com/spirits/howling-mob-bourbon-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Savage &amp; Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon</a>, is a one-time release with just 31 barrels having been produced.</p> <p>The Howling Mob heirloom corn from which this bourbon was distilled hails from a particular plot of land in Winters, California. It&#8217;s just 35 miles from the distillery and was chosen &#8220;for its nutrient-rich soil, maximum sun exposure, and access to water.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;When we began distilling in 2018, we knew we only wanted to use the best ingredients in our whiskey. Now that we are at a place where they are ready for release, we can really see the value in this attention to detail,&#8221; said Phinney at the time this bourbon was released. &#8220;The heirloom corn we get from nearby Winters, California is the perfect example. It makes these bottled in bond whiskeys so special. It was a long wait, but with each new release, we see how our patience paid off. We can’t wait to get them into the hands of our fans.&#8221;</p> <p>Howling Mob makes up 86% of the mash bill for this offering, with the remaining 14% being malted barley. It was aged four years in Seguin Moreau char #3 barrels before being bottled at 100 proof. It is priced at $99.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-savage-cooke-howling-mob-bourbon/">Whiskey Review: Savage &amp; Cooke Howling Mob Bourbon</a></p> Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Bourbon Review https://www.bourbonbanter.com/heaven-hill-grain-to-glass-bourbon-review/ BOURBON & BANTER urn:uuid:95788f77-058c-43f6-41ac-7207ef5ec55b Fri, 19 Jul 2024 10:00:16 +0100 Like those whiskeys, this is expressive and well-spiced. The nose shows more barrel notes than the wheated release, with plenty of oak and clove, but there's a thick layer of caramel sauce and gooey apple pie underneath that makes for a silky, sweet aroma. <img src="https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/2024/07/hhd-grain-to-glass-bourbon.jpg" alt="Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Bourbon Review"><p></p><h2 id="bottle-details"><strong>BOTTLE DETAILS</strong></h2><hr><ul><li><strong>DISTILLER:</strong> <a href="https://heavenhilldistillery.com/kentucky-straight-bourbon-whiskey.php?ref=adv" rel="noreferrer">Heaven Hill Distillery</a></li><li><strong>MASH BILL:</strong> 52% Corn | 35% Rye | 13% Malted Barley</li><li><strong>AGE:</strong> Not stated; reportedly six years old</li><li><strong>YEAR:</strong> 2024</li><li><strong>PROOF:</strong> 107</li><li><strong>MSRP:</strong> $99</li><li><strong>BUY ONLINE:</strong> <a href="https://www.blackwellswines.com/products/heaven-hill-grain-to-glass-bourbon-whiskey-107?ref=bourbonbanter.com" rel="noreferrer">Buy Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Bourbon</a></li></ul><p></p><h2 id="drews-notes"><strong>DREW&apos;S NOTES</strong></h2><hr><p><strong>SHARE WITH:</strong> Heaven Hill fans, duh&#x2014;and<strong>must</strong> high-rye bourbon lovers.</p><p><strong>WORTH THE PRICE:</strong> <a href="https://www.bourbonbanter.com/heaven-hill-grain-to-glass-2/" rel="noreferrer">Again</a>, you must look beyond the modest age here. Heaven Hill has never released a bourbon like this. Not only is the corn grown locally - which is almost unheard of for large-scale producers - but this is an entirely new bourbon recipe (with nearly three times as much rye as Elijah Craig or Evan Williams). That MSRP, while a bit steep, also includes a ticket to an entirely new flavor experience from one of the biggest and best names in the game.</p><p><strong>BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST:</strong> Bar. If you want to own the whole, inaugural lineup of Heaven Hill Grain to Glass, I can think of far worse ways to spend your whiskey dollars. That said, the average drinker doesn&apos;t need to own all three. But they should try them all. This is my least favorite in the current lineup, not because the flavor isn&apos;t there but because it&apos;s the least unique in a trio of unique whiskeys. While it&apos;s a new mashbill for Heaven Hill, plenty of high-rye bourbon offers the same drinking experience for less money.</p><p><strong>OVERALL:</strong> The rye content in this bourbon is really high. So high that I didn&apos;t even bother comparing this one to any other bourbon in the Heaven Hill stable; Pikesville and Rittenhouse rye whiskey only have 1% more rye content in them, so they make better benchmarks.</p><p>Like those whiskeys, this is expressive and well-spiced. The nose shows more barrel notes than the wheated release, with plenty of oak and clove, but there&apos;s a thick layer of caramel sauce and gooey apple pie underneath that makes for a silky, sweet aroma. The palate kicks off with caramel apple before turning quickly to lively baking spice and RedHots, but it&apos;s a warming spice without any sharp edges that segues well into a midpalate of cinnamon buns and clove chewing gum. The finish reigns in some sweetness with tobacco, peppery rye spice, and barrel char.</p><p>Of the three Grain to Glass offerings, this one showcases the highest proportion of locally grown grain, which is the hallmark of this series. However, that really doesn&apos;t set the flavor apart from other, cheaper high-rye bourbons. While it doesn&apos;t make for an overly unique drinking experience, this is still a quality bourbon.</p><p></p><h2 id="brand-notes"><strong>BRAND NOTES</strong></h2><hr><p>The first edition of Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged for six years in rickhouse W3 on the third, fourth and fifth floors. It was bottled without chill filtration at 107 proof. The corn seed varietal chosen for this release was Beck&#x2019;s 6158.</p><h2 id="tasting-notes">Tasting Notes</h2><ul><li>Color:&#xA0;Golden amber</li><li>Aroma:&#xA0;Apples and pears with notes of fresh oak&#xA0;</li><li>Taste:&#xA0;Plentiful orchard fruit with bright floral and spice notes</li><li>Finish:&#xA0;Slight oaky sweetness with peppery spice</li></ul><p></p><p></p><hr><p><em>Disclaimer: Bourbon &amp; Banter received a sample of this product from the brand for review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.</em></p><p><br></p><p></p> Benchmark Single Barrel Review https://bourboninspector.com/benchmark-single-barrel-review/ Bourbon Inspector urn:uuid:bb7b4034-80b0-4ec3-1d49-b51874bf2199 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 21:04:55 +0100 <p>Distillery: Buffalo Trace Proof: 95 Age: At least 4 years Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1 Price: ~$25 Company Buffalo Trace&#160;(Sazerac Company) is arguably the most well-known distillery on the planet. Its lineup includes the likes of Pappy, E.H. Taylor, Blanton’s, Elmer T. Lee, W.L. Weller, and more. Production According to their site, Benchmark was named [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/benchmark-single-barrel-review/">Benchmark Single Barrel Review</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourboninspector.com">Bourbon Inspector</a>.</p> <p><strong>Distillery</strong>: Buffalo Trace</p> <p><strong>Proof</strong>: 95</p> <p><strong>Age</strong>: At least 4 years</p> <p><strong>Mashbill</strong>: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #1</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: ~$25</p> <hr class="wp-block-separator has-css-opacity"/> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Company</h2> <p><a href="https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Buffalo Trace</a>&nbsp;(Sazerac Company) is arguably the most well-known distillery on the planet. Its lineup includes the likes of Pappy, E.H. Taylor, Blanton’s, Elmer T. Lee, W.L. Weller, and more.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Production</h2> <p>According to <a href="https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/our-brands/benchmark.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">their site</a>, Benchmark was named after the McAfee Brothers who surveyed a site just north of Frankfort in the late 1700s. They also say Benchmark Single Barrel is selected from <a href="https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/our-brands/benchmark/single-barrel.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">&#8220;only the best barrels&#8221;</a>.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Benchmark Single Barrel Review: Tasting Notes</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="1024" height="768" src="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Benchmark-Single-Barrel-1024x768.jpg" alt="Benchmark Single Barrel" class="wp-image-2615" srcset="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Benchmark-Single-Barrel-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Benchmark-Single-Barrel-300x225.jpg 300w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Benchmark-Single-Barrel-768x576.jpg 768w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Benchmark-Single-Barrel-1536x1152.jpg 1536w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Benchmark-Single-Barrel-2048x1536.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Nose &#8211; 3/5</h3> <p>More dynamic than anticipated. Caramel, oak, and vanilla with slight notes of brown sugar, citrus, and cherry. This is very heavy on the oak and caramel. It&#8217;s not particularly noteworthy&#8230;it&#8217;s a lot like a bottle of Buffalo Trace or Maker&#8217;s Mark but with a splash of fruit.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Palate &#8211; 2.75/5</h3> <p>Way thinner than anticipated with predominately the traditional caramel and vanilla notes. The cherry carries through to the palate and there&#8217;s also a hint of apple. What&#8217;s interesting is the lack of oak, which completely dominated the nose. It&#8217;s heavier on caramel, vanilla, and fruity notes.</p> <p>While it&#8217;s thin, it gives a great balance of sweet notes that aren&#8217;t commonly paired together. It&#8217;s pretty different than most bourbons in its price range.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Finish &#8211; 3.25/5</h3> <p>The cherry comes through heavily in the finish&#8230;almost tasting like a cherry tart. There&#8217;s slightly more spice here than the palate, giving it a bit more character. The finish is also much longer than the palate lead me to expect (it&#8217;s medium in length) and it fades into a nice toasted oak note with slight caramel and vanilla.</p> <p>Definitely the best part of the sip.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Value &#8211; 4.5/5</h3> <p>This is a fantastic buy for $25. You can almost never find a single barrel bourbon in this price range. This is a perfect daily sipper to keep stocked if you like an easy-to-drink pour with the traditional bourbon flavor profile but with a hint of cherry.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Benchmark Single Barrel Review: The Verdict</h3> <p><strong>3.38/5</strong></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full is-resized"><img decoding="async" width="2560" height="2560" src="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold.png" alt="Bourbon Inspector Gold Medal" class="wp-image-170" style="width:161px;height:161px" srcset="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold.png 2560w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-300x300.png 300w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-150x150.png 150w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-768x768.png 768w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-2048x2048.png 2048w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-120x120.png 120w" sizes="(max-width: 2560px) 100vw, 2560px" /></figure> <hr class="wp-block-separator has-css-opacity"/> <p><em>We score each bourbon based on nose, palate, finish, and value.</em></p> <p><em>Scoring System:</em></p> <ul> <li><em><em>Platinum &#8211; 4.25 &#8211; 5</em></em></li> <li><em><em>Gold &#8211; 3.25 &#8211; 4</em></em>.24</li> <li><em><em>Silver &#8211; 2.75 &#8211; </em></em>3.24</li> <li><em><em>Bronze &#8211; &lt;2.75</em></em></li> </ul> <p>The post <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/benchmark-single-barrel-review/">Benchmark Single Barrel Review</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourboninspector.com">Bourbon Inspector</a>.</p> 5 Reasons the Whisky Market’s Crash Might Be a Good Thing https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/5-reasons-the-whisky-markets-crash-might-be-a-good-thing/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:b65f424e-575e-9891-93ab-c549fd20e04c Thu, 18 Jul 2024 15:49:03 +0100 <p>Join us as the Whiskey Wash Editor In Cheif Mark Littler YouTube we delves into the tumultuous world of whisky investment, where recent events have dramatically reshaped the landscape.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/5-reasons-the-whisky-markets-crash-might-be-a-good-thing/">5 Reasons the Whisky Market&#8217;s Crash Might Be a Good Thing</a></p> <p><iframe title="5 Reasons the Whisky Market&#039;s Crash Might Be a Good Thing" width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6kAtdWupVg4?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" referrerpolicy="strict-origin-when-cross-origin" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Join us as the Whiskey Wash Editor In Cheif Mark Littler YouTube we delves into the tumultuous world of whisky investment, where recent events have dramatically reshaped the landscape.</p> <p>In this detailed analysis, Mark uncovers the underlying causes behind the current market disruption, marked by police raids on cask investment firms and a significant drop in whisky prices to levels last seen in 2021. Amidst market turbulence across various luxury sectors, Mark explores why the cooling off of the overheated whisky market might actually be a positive development.</p> <p>Discover the intricate dynamics of interest rates, market speculation, and the surge of cask investment companies that have led to this pivotal moment. Whether you&#8217;re a seasoned investor or new to the world of whisky, this video is a must-watch for anyone interested in the truths behind market fluctuations and investment strategies.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/5-reasons-the-whisky-markets-crash-might-be-a-good-thing/">5 Reasons the Whisky Market&#8217;s Crash Might Be a Good Thing</a></p> ELIJAH CRAIG LAUNCHES NEW RYE WHISKEY BOTTLING https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/07/elijah-craig-launches-new-rye-whiskey.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:1abf2663-f031-aaa0-6d50-92f2179280e7 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 14:48:18 +0100 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>The Kentucky based Heaven Hill Distillery, has announced the launch of a new rye whiskey expression, from its Elijah Craig brand.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Rye (47% ABV) is a Kentucky Straight Rye, which is comprised of the brands fully matured straight rye whiskey, which was dumped and then re-entered at barrel proof into a second, custom toasted new oak barrel, designed in partnership with Independent Stave Company.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgRG-3Qhb_cSmNPpzon54zb0p7HWUE1BUOO_DDVa2SOiwOg2NW9RffBa39CtDljWQAHC0kTxzZJologxxGo8XhL4WulJDe16CRf3K-9QSDkOdJpwiOib7W596Dd6gXQ4r7_YthsguDhq21FT-J7PkI5Jm8Q9NJibDq_o9BPypMn2gopgco53cn4XpKT9B0/s2221/Elijah%20Craig%20Toasted_Rye_.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2000" data-original-width="2221" height="360" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgRG-3Qhb_cSmNPpzon54zb0p7HWUE1BUOO_DDVa2SOiwOg2NW9RffBa39CtDljWQAHC0kTxzZJologxxGo8XhL4WulJDe16CRf3K-9QSDkOdJpwiOib7W596Dd6gXQ4r7_YthsguDhq21FT-J7PkI5Jm8Q9NJibDq_o9BPypMn2gopgco53cn4XpKT9B0/w400-h360/Elijah%20Craig%20Toasted_Rye_.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Elijah Craig Toasted Rye</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Elijah Craig Toasted Rye, is made as a traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey with 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. This combination of grains, which relies heavily on corn as the secondary grain rather than a higher percentage of rye, has been the primary Rye mashbill used by Kentucky Bourbon distilleries since taking over nearly all American Rye production post-Prohibition.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">In 1789, Elijah Craig was the first to char oak barrels to make Bourbon, leading to him being credited as the 'Father of Bourbon'. The newest expression continues this tradition of barrel innovation and as a result, adds complex layers of soft and creamy milk chocolate to the characteristic spice notes of Elijah Craig Straight Rye.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Max Stefka, Elijah Craig Group Product Director, said: <i>"From the moment our tasting panel tried Elijah Craig Toasted Rye through our ongoing innovation process, we knew this expression was going to be special. The custom toasted barrel from our partners at Independent Stave Company takes an already world-class whiskey and adds in a dessert-like bouquet of flavours."</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Rye, will be rolling out later this month in the US and select international markets, for a RRP of $54.99.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: xx-small;"><b>Posted by Steve Rush</b></span><o:p></o:p></p> Whisky Review: Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt Aged 20 Years https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-rare-hare-the-tempest-tasmanian-single-malt-aged-20-years/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:76f07559-c24b-d429-daed-f2faa830af25 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0100 <p>We review Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt Aged 20 Years, an Australian single malt first aged for seventeen years in standard-size bourbon casks and then aged for another three years in port casks.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-rare-hare-the-tempest-tasmanian-single-malt-aged-20-years/">Whisky Review: Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt Aged 20 Years</a></p> <figure id="attachment_84409" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-84409" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-84409" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Rare-Hare-The-Tempest-Tasmanian-Single-Malt-Aged-20-Years.jpg" alt="Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt Aged 20 Years review" width="700" height="700" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Rare-Hare-The-Tempest-Tasmanian-Single-Malt-Aged-20-Years.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Rare-Hare-The-Tempest-Tasmanian-Single-Malt-Aged-20-Years-300x300.jpg 300w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Rare-Hare-The-Tempest-Tasmanian-Single-Malt-Aged-20-Years-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Rare-Hare-The-Tempest-Tasmanian-Single-Malt-Aged-20-Years-64x64.jpg 64w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-84409" class="wp-caption-text">We review Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt Aged 20 Years, an Australian single malt first aged for seventeen years in standard-size bourbon casks and then aged for another three years in port casks. (image via Rare Hare)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whisky from the brand. However, in accordance with <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">our editorial policies</a>, this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.</em></p> <p>Rare Hare Spirits is in the business of seeking out rare and unique whiskies from around the world to sell under their brand. A partnership between &#8220;Playboy Spirits&#8221; and Spirits Investment Partners, the latter of which was created by Marc Bushala, Co-Founder and former CEO of Angel&#8217;s Envy Bourbon, Co-Founder of Heaven&#8217;s Door Spirits with Bob Dylan, and CEO of Kentucky Gold Distilling, the venture to date has released three offerings: a 17 year Kentucky bourbon finished in XXO Cognac casks, a 60 year Cognac, and a 30 year Canadian whisky finished in Pineau Des Charentes casks.</p> <p>More recently, Rare Hare has ventured to the Land Down Under, Australia, for its latest premium whisky offering.</p> <h2>What&#8217;s in the bottle</h2> <p>The whisky being reviewed here, <a href="https://buy.rareharespirits.com/products/tempest" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rare Hare The Tempest</a>, heralds from Australia&#8217;s famed Tasmania whisky-making region. Known for hosting only a handful of craft producers scattered across the island that is Tasmania, Rare Hare ended up partnering with Hellyers Road Distillery, one of <span class="xn-location">Australia&#8217;s</span> oldest distilleries, for this release, a 20-year-old Australian single malt first aged for seventeen years in standard-size bourbon casks, and then aged for another three years in port casks.</p> <p>Hellyers Road, Tasmania&#8217;s first single malt producer after that region&#8217;s version of Prohibition, employs a centuries-old pot still distillation process that spans three days, followed by a secondary slow still distillation. The water source used in the production process is described as &#8220;akin to soft rainwater, a unique characteristic not found in other regions producing single-malt whiskies.&#8221; The malt and barley used to create this small batch whisky are locally sourced and said to benefit from the rich soil and unique Tasmanian climate.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s not often you get to experience the first run of something this unique and exceptional,&#8221; said <span class="xn-person">Alex Moore</span>, Master Blender for Rare Hare Spirits, when this whisky was released. &#8220;Tempest is a celebration of the Tasmanian terroir. It should be on the bucket list of any serious whiskey collector.&#8221;</p> <p>Tempest, named as a nod to &#8220;Shakespeare&#8217;s tale of nature&#8217;s power and deliverance,&#8221; is bottled at 84 proof and priced at $999.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-rare-hare-the-tempest-tasmanian-single-malt-aged-20-years/">Whisky Review: Rare Hare The Tempest Tasmanian Single Malt Aged 20 Years</a></p> Why Wine, Beer, & Spirits is a Top 100 Retailer https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/18/why-wine-beer-spirits-is-a-top-100-retailer/ Industry News | Beverage Dynamics urn:uuid:a939231b-bb72-42b7-5169-5cb247b1357f Thu, 18 Jul 2024 10:44:00 +0100 <p>When customers walk into one of Wine, Beer, &#38; Spirits’ five locations throughout Nebraska, they’re usually on the hunt for something to take home with them. And it’s always a nice surprise when they find out they can grab a drink while shopping around. “When I meet with other liquor store owners, they’re stumped that [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/18/why-wine-beer-spirits-is-a-top-100-retailer/">Why Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits is a Top 100 Retailer</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> <p>When customers walk into one of Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits’ <a href="https://www.winebeerandspirits.com/">five locations throughout Nebraska</a>, they’re usually on the hunt for something to take home with them. And it’s always a nice surprise when they find out they can grab a drink while shopping around.</p> <p>“When I meet with other liquor store owners, they’re stumped that it’s even possible in Nebraska — but it’s possible here,” says Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits’ CFO Aaron Konen. “We put the bars at the very front of the store so when customers walk in, they immediately have to decide if they’re going to just shop or also have some fun.”</p> <p>Konen explains that this “drink while you shop” concept is more than just an experience. “We like to think of ourselves as more of a place to hang out, where customers can get a margarita and walk around. Shoppers are a lot happier with a drink in hand. The key to our success is having those bars front and center,” he says.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Showcasing</strong> <strong>New Products</strong></h2> <p>With Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits’ flagship store spanning 30,000 square feet, there’s plenty of space to include a bar and seating area. They even have an outside patio, helping make the store feel like a place to hang out with friends or family.</p> <p>One of the perks of having the bars in store is getting shoppers to try new products. “You’re more likely to buy a high-end tequila if you can try it first at the bar,” notes Konen.</p> <p>Because of the competitive prices that Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits offers, it not only encourages consumers to buy a full bottle of the beverage they’ve tried at the bar, but it also allows a larger demographic to try new and expensive products.</p> <p>“It’s a great way to put liquid to lips and get people to try new things,” states Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits’ store manager Sean. “It’s helped increase revenue on a lot of products. “We’ve got a large number of folks that will bring in friends on the weekend who can come in and hang out in a comfortable setting.”</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel.jpg"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="1024" height="683" src="https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-1024x683.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-39569" srcset="https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-300x200.jpg 300w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-768x512.jpg 768w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-2048x1366.jpg 2048w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-630x420.jpg 630w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-696x464.jpg 696w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-1068x712.jpg 1068w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-1920x1280.jpg 1920w, https://beveragedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/WBS-CEO-Beau-Starkel-200x133.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></a><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">WBS CEO Beau Starkel.</figcaption></figure> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>A Store Within a Store</strong></h2> <p>When customers aren’t grabbing a drink, they can peruse the shelves and find beverages in categories including beer, wine, spirits, cordials and liqueurs, RTDs, growlers, cigars, mixers and more.</p> <p>Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits also offers physical space for local vendors, leveraging the liquor stores’ foot traffic to promote their brands. Konen cites that customers can enjoy shopping at the “store within a store,” Wahoo Meats. They sell locally sourced frozen and smoked meats, along with gourmet spices, sauces, cheeses and other snacks.</p> <p>“We’re more than just another run-of-the-mill booze shop,” Konen says. “We also hold weekly events including food trucks, tap takeovers at the bar, supplier giveaways, product samplings, bourbon raffles, whiskey and wine tastings and more. Customers can leave our store with a smile on their face, an experience to share with friends and a plan to come back.”</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Creating Loyal Customers</strong></h2> <p>Keeping consumers happy and coming back is one of Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits’ top priorities. A few years ago, they installed QR code placards around all their stores with links to customer surveys. This has helped to give the stores feedback on what they’re doing right and what they could be doing better.</p> <p>“We originally used them to have people sign up for raffles, and it went really well, so we thought we could use them to get feedback in real time,” says Konen. “We also put QR codes on every receipt and we’re getting about 100-200 surveys a week at this point. It’s been overwhelmingly positive.”</p> <p><em>Editor’s Note: This is part of our annual coverage and celebration of <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/top100/">The Top 100</a> beverage alcohol retailers in the U.S., including the naming of our <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/06/24/macadoodles-beverage-dynamics-2024-retailer-of-the-year/">2024 Retailer of the Year</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Krystina Skibo is the Trade Managing Editor at Beverage Dynamics. Reach her at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:kskibo@epgacceleration.com">kskibo@epgacceleration.com</a>. Read her recent piece,&nbsp;<a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/06/17/vodka-trends-in-2024/">Vodka Trends in 2024</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/18/why-wine-beer-spirits-is-a-top-100-retailer/">Why Wine, Beer, &amp; Spirits is a Top 100 Retailer</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> KNOB CREEK LAUNCHES NEW BLENDED WHISKEY https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/07/knob-creek-launches-new-blended-whiskey.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:c961d57f-980b-8ee8-f7aa-c87b2f52e3fd Thu, 18 Jul 2024 10:36:39 +0100 <p><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Suntory Global Spirits, has announced the launch of a new limited-edition bottling from its Kentucky based Knob Creek whiskey brand.</b></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye (56.5% ABV) is a Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey, comprised of the brands 9 Year Old Bourbon and 7 Year Old Rye.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBUHMrgVeJ7aJ1q6Bs25pNiFSNQ12VLZegq5LXvqWGBm5TAhWqwy7subT2973P9E3zwNSbiFbE7SqiEaAZCDgEaJKjg-P-OAApmtSZJA_rSZEkoYjxMylUe3YjM68mXj2e68YTMTsarU5jB8UXOP6-F_V48lrVimaAGu1-Gj5sUDY5oJezfDunT8-4Lt4/s2221/Knob%20Creek%20Bourbon%20+%20Rye.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2000" data-original-width="2221" height="360" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgBUHMrgVeJ7aJ1q6Bs25pNiFSNQ12VLZegq5LXvqWGBm5TAhWqwy7subT2973P9E3zwNSbiFbE7SqiEaAZCDgEaJKjg-P-OAApmtSZJA_rSZEkoYjxMylUe3YjM68mXj2e68YTMTsarU5jB8UXOP6-F_V48lrVimaAGu1-Gj5sUDY5oJezfDunT8-4Lt4/w400-h360/Knob%20Creek%20Bourbon%20+%20Rye.jpeg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">This latest release which combines two of Knob Creek's award-winning whiskeys, is described by the brand as a unique blend that embodies the best of both whiskey worlds, highlighting the perfect balance of the rich, sweet notes of Bourbon complemented by the robust, spicy undertones of Rye.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye, is said to deliver notes of sweet maple, vanilla, nuts and baking spice on the nose. Followed by notes of brown sweets, fruit and black pepper on the palate.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller, said: <i>"Knob Creek has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing traditional whiskey boundaries with our new Bourbon x Rye blend, delivering two of our best expressions, in one flavourful sip. It is an honour to work with my dad to go beyond the traditional craft an unexpected offering that upholds my grandfather's vision of creating high-quality, flavourful whiskey."</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye, is now available for a limited time, from select retailers across the US, for a RRP of $44.99.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: xx-small;"><b>Posted by Steve Rush</b></span><o:p></o:p></p> 471 – Standing Out In A Crowded Market with Seth Benhaim of Broken Barrel https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/07/18/471-standing-out-in-a-crowded-market-with-seth-benhaim-of-broken-barrel/ BOURBON PURSUIT urn:uuid:2c9202e1-f00e-4eb8-cf36-45894759ddf8 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 10:30:00 +0100 <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/07/18/471-standing-out-in-a-crowded-market-with-seth-benhaim-of-broken-barrel/" title="471 &#8211; Standing Out In A Crowded Market with Seth Benhaim of Broken Barrel" rel="nofollow"><img width="550" height="400" src="https://bourbonpursuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/471_Thumb-550x400.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="1" decoding="async" fetchpriority="high" /></a><p>Starting a whiskey company is no easy task. 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And making youself stand out from everyone else, it&#8217;s even harder. There are a handful of companies that supply most of the bourbon we see on the shelves and many of us fall into the trap of buying based off the packaging. However, with this show, we&#8217;re able to go and find brands who are finding new fans based off their whiskey. Broken Barrel is one of those companies that is forging a new path and finishing their whiskey in such a unique way by rebuilding barrels that we needed to have them on the show. Today we get to talk to Seth Banheim who is the Founder and their Global Brand Manager, Nick Roady about how to stand out in a crowded market. As a brand we have to find new ways to be different and find a way to capture the mindshare of consumers on a whole new level. We also talk about brand education hurdles and how far can you go until you&#8217;ve completely lost a customer. There&#8217;s a lot to unpack here, especially for those budding whiskey brands who are looking to make a name for themselves.<br /> <br /> Show Notes:</p> <ul> <li>Above the Char with Fred Minnick (@fredminnick) talks about eliminating toasted barrels for finishing.</li> <li>What were you doing with a vodka brand and how did it get into whiskey?</li> <li>Where did you see the opportunity to find new types of staves?</li> <li>Do you hate making money?</li> <li>Why was is so important to have a differentiator compared to what has been done already?</li> <li>How does the conversation change when talking to retailers and distributors on being different?</li> <li>What did you learn from Ol Smokey and what they did different?</li> <li>How far can you go before you lose a consumer with brand education?</li> <li>Is there something to a model like yours that can capture consumers of all levels?</li> <li>At what point does differentiation go too far?</li> <li></li> <li>Support this podcast on <a href="https://patreon.com/bourbonpursuit" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Patreon</a></li> </ul> <p>The post <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/07/18/471-standing-out-in-a-crowded-market-with-seth-benhaim-of-broken-barrel/">471 &#8211; Standing Out In A Crowded Market with Seth Benhaim of Broken Barrel</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com">BOURBON PURSUIT</a>.</p> Jack Daniel’s Unveils Twice Barreled Rye As Part Of The Distillery Series https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/jack-daniels-unveils-twice-barreled-rye-as-part-of-the-distillery-series/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:745ae0f8-eabd-e6c0-37cd-80a0bac9525d Thu, 18 Jul 2024 09:20:01 +0100 <p>The Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Selection #13 is a Tennessee straight rye whiskey that underwent double maturation in virgin, charred American oak barrels.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/jack-daniels-unveils-twice-barreled-rye-as-part-of-the-distillery-series/">Jack Daniel&#8217;s Unveils Twice Barreled Rye As Part Of The Distillery Series</a></p> <figure id="attachment_86085" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86085" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="wp-image-86085 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Jack-Daniels-Distillery-Series-13.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Jack-Daniels-Distillery-Series-13.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Jack-Daniels-Distillery-Series-13-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Jack-Daniels-Distillery-Series-13-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86085" class="wp-caption-text">Credit: Jack Daniel&#8217;s</figcaption></figure> <p><a href="https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-gb"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jack Daniel’s</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has unveiled a new limited edition expression as part of its Distillery Series Selection. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/tag/jack-daniels/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jack Daniel’s</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Distillery Series Selection #13 is a Tennessee straight rye whiskey that underwent double maturation in virgin, charred American oak barrels. The new whiskey represents continued experimental maturation at the Lynchburg distillery. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distilled from a mash bill comprising 70% rye, 12% malted barley, and 18% corn, the rye whiskey underwent Jack Daniel’s traditional charcoal mellowing (A.K.A. </span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/american-whiskey/jack-daniels-bourbon-definitive-answer/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Lincoln County process</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">) before maturation. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The whisky was matured in a new, charred American white oak barrel before undergoing a secondary, two-and-a-half-year maturation in another new barrel. As a result, the Distillery Series Selection #13 carries strong flavors of charred oak and sweetness. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tasting notes for the new release include “blackstrap molasses, building to a finish of fresh spearmint, anise and dry baking spices with aromas of sweet smoke and burnt sugar on the nose.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chris Fletcher, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s, commented: “Our Tennessee Rye is a take on rye whiskey that is uniquely Jack Daniel’s. The 70% rye grain bill allows the whiskey to shine through with just the right amount of spiciness and boldness. We’re excited to add a limited-edition expression to our rye lineup with this release, which introduces the whiskey to a second barreling to create a profile with even more depth and character.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series #13 clocks in at 107 proof (53.5% ABV) and is available for $41.99 per 375ml bottle, exclusively in Tennessee via selected retailers and the </span><a href="https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-gb/visit-us"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/jack-daniels-unveils-twice-barreled-rye-as-part-of-the-distillery-series/">Jack Daniel&#8217;s Unveils Twice Barreled Rye As Part Of The Distillery Series</a></p> Knob Creek Blends Bourbon & Rye For “The Best of Both Whiskey Worlds” https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/knob-creek-blends-bourbon-rye-for-the-best-of-both-whiskey-worlds/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:7e16a2e0-6560-1359-e6c8-8616261a45f1 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 08:58:26 +0100 <p>Crafted from a blend of Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon and Knob Creek 7 Year Old Rye, the Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey “embodies the best of both whiskey worlds.” </p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/knob-creek-blends-bourbon-rye-for-the-best-of-both-whiskey-worlds/">Knob Creek Blends Bourbon &#038; Rye For &#8220;The Best of Both Whiskey Worlds&#8221;</a></p> <figure id="attachment_86081" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-86081" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-86081 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Knob-Creek-Bourbon-x-Rye.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Knob-Creek-Bourbon-x-Rye.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Knob-Creek-Bourbon-x-Rye-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Knob-Creek-Bourbon-x-Rye-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-86081" class="wp-caption-text">The Bourbon x Rye will retail for $44.99 per 750ml bottle. Credit: Knob Creek</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beam-owned </span><a href="https://www.knobcreek.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knob Creek</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the beloved small batch bourbon brand, has announced the release of a new bourbon and rye blended whiskey. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Crafted from a blend of </span><a href="https://www.knobcreek.com/our-products/kentucky-straight-bourbon-whiskey"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><a href="https://www.knobcreek.com/our-products/straight-rye-whiskey"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knob Creek 7 Year Old Rye</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey “embodies the best of both whiskey worlds.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bottled at 113 proof, the Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye presents aromas of “sweet maple and vanilla with hints of nuttiness and baking spice.” On the palate, the whiskey boasts “brown sweets with a hint of fruitiness and black pepper,” followed by a lingering finish rich with spice. </span></p> <p><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/behind-the-relaunch-of-jim-beam-black-with-fred-freddie-noe/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Freddie Noe</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, 8th Generation Master Distiller, said of the new release: &#8220;</span><a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/tag/knob-creek/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knob Creek</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing traditional whiskey boundaries with our new Bourbon x Rye blend, delivering two of our best expressions, in one flavorful sip. It is an honor to work with my dad to go beyond the traditional craft an unexpected offering that upholds my grandfather&#8217;s vision of creating high-quality, flavorful whiskey.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye is available nationwide for a limited time only. A 750ml bottle will retail for $44.99. </span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/knob-creek-blends-bourbon-rye-for-the-best-of-both-whiskey-worlds/">Knob Creek Blends Bourbon &#038; Rye For &#8220;The Best of Both Whiskey Worlds&#8221;</a></p> New Product: Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Blended Whiskey https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/18/knob-creek-bourbon-x-rye-blended-whiskey/ Industry News | Beverage Dynamics urn:uuid:f2b5beb8-0c05-e25f-bfb9-3f1192c8dabf Thu, 18 Jul 2024 08:56:00 +0100 <p>Knob Creek has debuted a new bourbon and rye blended whiskey, Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey. The limited-edition release combines the distillery&#8217;s 9 Year Old Bourbon and 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey. This new expression comes bottled at 113 proof. &#8220;Knob Creek has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/18/knob-creek-bourbon-x-rye-blended-whiskey/">New Product: Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Blended Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> <p>Knob Creek has debuted a new bourbon and rye blended whiskey, Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey.</p> <p>The limited-edition release combines <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/28/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-trends-2024-whiskey/">the distillery&#8217;s</a> 9 Year Old Bourbon and 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey.</p> <p>This new expression comes bottled at 113 proof.</p> <p>&#8220;Knob Creek has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing traditional whiskey boundaries with our new Bourbon x Rye blend, delivering two of our best expressions, in one flavorful sip,&#8221; says Freddie Noe, <a href="https://www.jimbeam.com/en-us/visit-us">eighth generation master distiller</a>. &#8220;It is an honor to work with my dad to go beyond the traditional craft an unexpected offering that upholds my grandfather&#8217;s vision of creating high-quality, flavorful whiskey.&#8221;</p> <p>On the nose is sweet maple and vanilla with hints of nuttiness and baking spice, the company reports. The palate brings brown sweets with a hint of fruitiness and black pepper.</p> <p>Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye is available for a limited time nationwide with a suggested retail price of $44.99 per 750-ml. bottle.</p> <p>This follows the recent release of <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/15/bookers-the-beam-house-batch-bourbon-2024/">2024 Booker&#8217;s Batch #2 &#8220;The Beam House Batch.&#8221;</a></p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/18/knob-creek-bourbon-x-rye-blended-whiskey/">New Product: Knob Creek Bourbon x Rye Blended Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> Traverse City Whiskey Co. Old Fashioned Cocktail https://whiskeyapostle.com/2024/07/traverse-city-whiskey-co-old-fashioned-cocktail/ Whisk(e)y Apostle: Proselytizing the way of the malt urn:uuid:52bfcc54-3202-cefc-648d-ac9738c3c937 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 07:00:15 +0100 <p>Traverse City Whiskey Co. Old Fashioned Cocktail Cocktail Made w/ 6 Year Old Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Bitters and Citrus Expression 37% ABV $30 / 375 mL (8 pours) Website We would like to thank Traverse City Whiskey Co. and Ro-Bro Marketing &#38; PR for sending us a sample to review. What the Distillery Says READY-TO-SERVE [&#8230;]</p> The post <a href="https://whiskeyapostle.com/2024/07/traverse-city-whiskey-co-old-fashioned-cocktail/">Traverse City Whiskey Co. Old Fashioned Cocktail</a> first appeared on <a href="https://whiskeyapostle.com">Whisk(e)y Apostle: Proselytizing the way of the malt</a>. Zamora Company sets record sales in 2023 http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11295/Zamora_Company_sets_record_sales_in_2023.html Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers urn:uuid:3db29255-0712-1f8c-c935-10b6a399a4ab Thu, 18 Jul 2024 05:00:00 +0100 Zamora Company has announced record turnover for 2023 with &#8364;268 million and a 21.5% increase in sales since 2021. Diageo sells Pampero rum to Gruppo Montenegro http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11296/Diageo_sells_Pampero_rum_to_Gruppo_Montenegro.html Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers urn:uuid:71ae8d25-9b03-cf81-d85e-52f4adb5e927 Thu, 18 Jul 2024 05:00:00 +0100 Diageo has agreed to sell Pampero rum to Gruppo Montenegro for an undisclosed sum. Hanna Lee Communications launches New York Bartender Week http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11297/Hanna_Lee_Communications_launches_New_York_Bartender_Week.html Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers urn:uuid:1f883e15-d7f3-8058-72a4-2d6f613d424b Thu, 18 Jul 2024 05:00:00 +0100 Hanna Lee Communications has launched a trade-consumer event called New York Bartender Week which will make its debut on 18-24 November 2024. Elijah Craig Launches Toasted Rye Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey https://dramstreet.com/elijah-craig-launches-toasted-rye-kentucky-straight-rye-whiskey/ DramStreet.com urn:uuid:95827c81-5860-c5f2-0818-add64e0abb48 Wed, 17 Jul 2024 22:57:44 +0100 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dramstreet.com/elijah-craig-launches-toasted-rye-kentucky-straight-rye-whiskey/">Elijah Craig Launches Toasted Rye Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dramstreet.com">DramStreet.com</a>.</p> <div class="vc_row wpb_row vc_row-fluid"><div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"><div class="vc_column-inner"><div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element " > <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <p>Elijah Craig, a leading family of premium American Whiskeys, today announced the launch of Elijah Craig Toasted Rye. In 1789, Elijah Craig was the first to char oak barrels to make Bourbon, leading to him being credited as the &#8216;Father of Bourbon&#8217;. The newest expression continues this tradition of barrel innovation and as a result, adds complex layers of soft and creamy milk chocolate to the characteristic spice notes of Elijah Craig Straight Rye.</p> <p>The process begins with fully matured Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey, which is dumped and then re-entered at barrel proof into a second, custom toasted new oak barrel designed in partnership with Independent Stave Company. The toast on these secondary barrels is unique to Elijah Craig Toasted Rye. At the end of the toasting process, a cap is placed on the barrel to quickly ramp up the heat to an extremely high temperature allowing phenols to embed in the surface of the barrel for an added element of smoke to complement the spice and sweetness of the Rye. Unlike many other finished whiskeys, this whiskey retains its status as a Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey because the second finishing barrel is both new and charred.</p> <p>Elijah Craig Toasted Rye leads with an aroma of toasted oak, crème brûlée, almond, and hazelnut. Notes of milk chocolate and subtle baking spices fill the palate, while a creamy mouthfeel begins to take shape. The finish is soft and warm with lingering, drawn-out spices.</p> <p>&#8220;From the moment our tasting panel tried Elijah Craig Toasted Rye through our ongoing innovation process, we knew this expression was going to be special,&#8221; said Elijah Craig Group Product Director Max Stefka. &#8220;The custom toasted barrel from our partners at Independent Stave Company takes an already world-class whiskey and adds in a dessert-like bouquet of flavors.&#8221;</p> <p>Elijah Craig Toasted Rye is made as a traditional American Straight Rye Whiskey with 51% rye, 35% corn, and 14% malted barley. This combination of grains, which relies heavily on corn as the secondary grain rather than a higher percentage of rye, has been the primary Rye mashbill used by Kentucky Bourbon distilleries since taking over nearly all American Rye production post-Prohibition. Allowing Elijah Craig Rye to rest for a finishing period in the secondary barrel adds the perfect amount of balance from the toast to the classic rye spice.</p> <p>Each bottle of Elijah Craig Toasted Rye Whiskey will bear hints of softened dark green with the toasted rye designation prominently featured at the top of the label and decorated on the bottle. This highly allocated release will be available nationally by late July at a suggested retail price of $54.99. Elijah Craig Toasted Rye&#8217;s release comes four years after the launch of Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon, an offering also available at an SRP of $54.99 for fans of the brand across the country.</p> <p>Elijah Craig has won numerous accolades for its various line extensions. Most recently, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C923, A124, and Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel received Double Platinum designation at the 2024 ASCOT Awards. In 2023, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B523 won a gold medal from Bartender Spirits Awards and the World&#8217;s Best Small Batch Bourbon and Best Kentucky Small Batch Bourbon at Whisky Magazine&#8217;s 2023 World Whiskies Awards. Whisky Advocate named Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517 its 2017 &#8220;Whisky of the Year&#8221;.</p> <h3>About Elijah Craig Bourbon</h3> <p>Known as &#8220;The Father of Bourbon,&#8221; Elijah Craig is credited with being the first distiller to age his wares in charred oak barrels to make Bourbon. The clear, unaged corn whiskey became transformed into a bold amber liquid with a distinctively smooth flavor that makes Bourbon what it is today. Elijah Craig&#8217;s community impact continues through Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Week, providing total donations of more than $400,000 to date to organizations supporting the hospitality industry. Produced by Heaven Hill Distillery, the nation&#8217;s largest independent, family-owned and led distillery and the world&#8217;s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon, the Elijah Craig lineup includes: Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey, Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 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href="https://dramstreet.com/knob-creek-bourbon-x-rye-blends-the-best-of-knob-creek-bourbon-and-rye/">Knob Creek® Bourbon x Rye Blends the Best of Knob Creek® Bourbon and Rye</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://dramstreet.com">DramStreet.com</a>.</p> <div class="vc_row wpb_row vc_row-fluid"><div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"><div class="vc_column-inner"><div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="wpb_text_column wpb_content_element " > <div class="wpb_wrapper"> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Knob Creek®, a leader in the Small Batch Bourbon category, is proud to debut a new, dynamic bourbon and rye blended whiskey, Knob Creek® Bourbon x Rye Kentucky Blended Straight Whiskey. The limited edition release combines two of Knob Creek&#8217;s® iconic, award-winning whiskeys; Knob Creek® 9 Year Old Bourbon and Knob Creek® 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey, into one unique blend that embodies the best of both whiskey worlds.</p> <p>Unmistakably Knob Creek®, carefully crafted and bottled at 113 proof, Knob Creek® Bourbon x Rye is seasoned by time, highlighting the perfect balance of the rich, sweet notes of bourbon complemented by the robust, spicy undertones of rye, in every sip. This complex and robust whiskey is unlike anything in the existing Knob Creek® portfolio, or many other offerings on the market, solidifying the brand&#8217;s commitment to quality and innovation.</p> <p>&#8220;Knob Creek® has captivated whiskey fans since its inception and this year, we are pushing traditional whiskey boundaries with our new Bourbon x Rye blend, delivering two of our best expressions, in one flavorful sip,&#8221; said Freddie Noe, Eighth Generation Master Distiller. &#8220;It is an honor to work with my dad to go beyond the traditional craft an unexpected offering that upholds my grandfather&#8217;s vision of creating high-quality, flavorful whiskey.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>Knob Creek® Bourbon x Rye is bottled with the following characteristics:</strong></p> <p><strong>Proof:</strong> 113<br /> <strong>Color:</strong> Golden brown with copper hues<br /> <strong>Aroma:</strong> Sweet maple and vanilla with hints of nuttiness and baking spice<br /> <strong>Taste:</strong> Brown sweets with a hint of fruitiness and black pepper<br /> <strong>Finish:</strong> Sweet with lingering spice</p> <p>Knob Creek® Bourbon x Rye is available for a limited time nationwide with a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750mL bottle. 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In recent years, Knob Creek® announced the permanent addition of Knob Creek® 12 Year Old Bourbon and launched two limited releases, Knob Creek® 15 Year Old Bourbon and Knob Creek® 18 Year Old Bourbon. 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Jul 2024 18:19:05 +0100 The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Distillery Series Selection #13, a Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey twice barreled in new, charred American white oak barrels, which is the latest in the distillery’s line of experimental and innovative whiskeys. Like all Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskeys, the latest Distillery Series expression has a unique grain bill of 70% &#8230; <p>The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Distillery Series Selection #13, a Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey twice barreled in new, charred American white oak barrels, which is the latest in the distillery’s line of experimental and innovative whiskeys.</p> <p>Like all Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskeys, the latest Distillery Series expression has a unique grain bill of 70% rye, 12% malted barley and 18% corn. The rye whiskey is charcoal mellowed before being matured in a new, charred American white oak barrel. After maturation, the rye whiskey was entered into a second new, charred American white oak barrel for an additional two and half years.</p> <p>“Our Tennessee Rye is a take on rye whiskey that is uniquely Jack Daniel’s. The 70% rye grain bill allows the whiskey to shine through with just the right amount of spiciness and boldness,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “We’re excited to add a limited-edition expression to our rye lineup with this release, which introduces the whiskey to a second barreling to create a profile with even more depth and character.”</p> <p>Twice barreling the whiskey brings together flavors of charred oak and a hint of blackstrap molasses, building to a finish of fresh spearmint, anise and dry baking spices with aromas of sweet smoke and burnt sugar on the nose.</p> <p>Selected by Whiskey Taster Jason Marski, Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Twice Barreled Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled at 107 proof (53.5% abv) in 375ml bottles. It will be available in select stores in Tennessee and at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn., beginning July 16, 2024, with a suggested retail price of $41.99.</p> Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Gives Rye The Double New Oak Process https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/07/jack-daniels-distillery-series-gives-rye-the-double-new-oak-process/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:7f105df2-6dfa-8329-aee4-ccd7ca735b37 Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:19:05 +0100 The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Distillery Series Selection #13, a Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey twice barreled in new, charred American white oak barrels, which is the latest in the distillery’s line of experimental and innovative whiskeys. Like all Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskeys, the latest Distillery Series expression has a unique grain bill of 70% &#8230; <p>The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Distillery Series Selection #13, a Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey twice barreled in new, charred American white oak barrels, which is the latest in the distillery’s line of experimental and innovative whiskeys.</p> <p>Like all Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye Whiskeys, the latest Distillery Series expression has a unique grain bill of 70% rye, 12% malted barley and 18% corn. The rye whiskey is charcoal mellowed before being matured in a new, charred American white oak barrel. After maturation, the rye whiskey was entered into a second new, charred American white oak barrel for an additional two and half years.</p> <p>“Our Tennessee Rye is a take on rye whiskey that is uniquely Jack Daniel’s. The 70% rye grain bill allows the whiskey to shine through with just the right amount of spiciness and boldness,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “We’re excited to add a limited-edition expression to our rye lineup with this release, which introduces the whiskey to a second barreling to create a profile with even more depth and character.”</p> <p>Twice barreling the whiskey brings together flavors of charred oak and a hint of blackstrap molasses, building to a finish of fresh spearmint, anise and dry baking spices with aromas of sweet smoke and burnt sugar on the nose.</p> <p>Selected by Whiskey Taster Jason Marski, Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Twice Barreled Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey is bottled at 107 proof (53.5% abv) in 375ml bottles. It will be available in select stores in Tennessee and at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn., beginning July 16, 2024, with a suggested retail price of $41.99.</p> Pernod Ricard Reorganizes North American Companies http://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/07/pernod-ricard-reorganizes-north-american-companies/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:ee7cf5ef-145a-6817-b8e8-1ca6e492d69b Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:16:37 +0100 Pernod Ricard has reinforced its commitment and ambition to its American Whiskey portfolio by establishing a new Global Brand Company in the USA, North American Distillers (NADL).   The new specialized business will be helmed by Richard Black, a seasoned Pernod Ricard executive with 23 years of leadership in whiskey and cognac, including time at Chivas &#8230; <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">Pernod Ricard has reinforced its commitment and ambition to its American Whiskey portfolio by establishing a new Global Brand Company in the USA, North American Distillers (NADL). </span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">The new specialized business will be helmed by Richard Black, a seasoned Pernod Ricard executive with 23 years of leadership in whiskey and cognac, including time at Chivas Brothers and most recently as Global Marketing Director for Martell in Paris. As CEO of North American Distillers, Black will oversee the company&#8217;s full American Whiskey portfolio and North American operations sites. </span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">Pernod Ricard initially launched its American Whiskey portfolio as an independent unit incubated within Pernod Ricard USA. NADL marks the next phase of its American Whiskey commitment, and with the recent substantial investments in the thriving category, the company decided to form a global brand company to align with its growth ambitions.</span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">NADL will prioritize operational excellence, creating a best-in-class organization emphasizing safety, quality, and sustainability. This includes overseeing the highly anticipated Jefferson&#8217;s distillery, currently under construction in Kentucky and poised to set industry standards. </span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">Black said, in a statement: &#8220;American whiskey is a dynamic spirits category, and our portfolio shows immense potential for future growth. Our investments made in Jefferson&#8217;s, Rabbit Hole, Smooth Ambler, Skrewball and TX, underscore our ambitious commitment. My mission is to harness this potential and drive a singular focus on these brands and our operations, driving us towards our goals and creating a top-tier marketing and sustainable operations team on the back of our peoples&#8217; deep-rooted expertise.&#8221;</span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">This move aligns Pernod Ricard&#8217;s American Whiskey operations with its global operations structure, mirroring the approach of its successful Irish and Scotch whisky entities, Irish Distillers and Chivas Brothers. The new company will be responsible for global marketing strategy and production of its premium American Whiskey brands, leveraging the company&#8217;s global network to stimulate growth. This includes all Pernod Ricard American North America operations sites.</span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> Pernod Ricard Reorganizes North American Companies https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/07/pernod-ricard-reorganizes-north-american-companies/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:c6d089a7-ce8c-f219-1de9-f01cfd96e3dc Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:16:37 +0100 Pernod Ricard has reinforced its commitment and ambition to its American Whiskey portfolio by establishing a new Global Brand Company in the USA, North American Distillers (NADL).   The new specialized business will be helmed by Richard Black, a seasoned Pernod Ricard executive with 23 years of leadership in whiskey and cognac, including time at Chivas &#8230; <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">Pernod Ricard has reinforced its commitment and ambition to its American Whiskey portfolio by establishing a new Global Brand Company in the USA, North American Distillers (NADL). </span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">The new specialized business will be helmed by Richard Black, a seasoned Pernod Ricard executive with 23 years of leadership in whiskey and cognac, including time at Chivas Brothers and most recently as Global Marketing Director for Martell in Paris. As CEO of North American Distillers, Black will oversee the company&#8217;s full American Whiskey portfolio and North American operations sites. </span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">Pernod Ricard initially launched its American Whiskey portfolio as an independent unit incubated within Pernod Ricard USA. NADL marks the next phase of its American Whiskey commitment, and with the recent substantial investments in the thriving category, the company decided to form a global brand company to align with its growth ambitions.</span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">NADL will prioritize operational excellence, creating a best-in-class organization emphasizing safety, quality, and sustainability. This includes overseeing the highly anticipated Jefferson&#8217;s distillery, currently under construction in Kentucky and poised to set industry standards. </span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">Black said, in a statement: &#8220;American whiskey is a dynamic spirits category, and our portfolio shows immense potential for future growth. Our investments made in Jefferson&#8217;s, Rabbit Hole, Smooth Ambler, Skrewball and TX, underscore our ambitious commitment. My mission is to harness this potential and drive a singular focus on these brands and our operations, driving us towards our goals and creating a top-tier marketing and sustainable operations team on the back of our peoples&#8217; deep-rooted expertise.&#8221;</span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> <p class="v1paragraph"><span class="v1normaltextrun">This move aligns Pernod Ricard&#8217;s American Whiskey operations with its global operations structure, mirroring the approach of its successful Irish and Scotch whisky entities, Irish Distillers and Chivas Brothers. The new company will be responsible for global marketing strategy and production of its premium American Whiskey brands, leveraging the company&#8217;s global network to stimulate growth. This includes all Pernod Ricard American North America operations sites.</span><span class="v1eop"> </span></p> Arizona’s Whiskey Del Bac Goes Bonded http://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/07/arizonas-whiskey-del-bac-goes-bonded/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:1e1afe96-3011-a4ff-370c-c3af6507390f Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:14:09 +0100 Tuscon, Arizona&#8217;s Whiskey Del Bac has joined the legion of small distillers in America staking out a place in the world of mature whiskeys with the release of their first Bottled in Bond. This takes their signature mesquite-smoked American single malt farther than ever before. “Our one-of-a-kind Bottled-in-Bond showcases Whiskey Del Bac&#8217;s utmost dedication to &#8230; <figure id="attachment_22453" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-22453" style="width: 300px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded.jpg"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-medium wp-image-22453" src="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-300x200.jpg 300w, http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-1024x683.jpg 1024w, http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-768x512.jpg 768w, http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded.jpg 1536w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-22453" class="wp-caption-text">Whiskey Del Bac Classic Bottled in Bond<br /><i>(Credit: Hamilton Distillers)</i></figcaption></figure> <p>Tuscon, Arizona&#8217;s Whiskey Del Bac has joined the legion of small distillers in America staking out a place in the world of mature whiskeys with the release of their first Bottled in Bond. This takes their signature mesquite-smoked American single malt farther than ever before.</p> <p>“Our one-of-a-kind Bottled-in-Bond showcases Whiskey Del Bac&#8217;s utmost dedication to quality, transparency, and reflects our love of the Sonoran Desert,” said Head Distiller Mark A. Vierthaler. “We were able to maintain the characteristics we are proud of and known for in our whiskey while still adhering to the strict guidelines set forth by the Bottled in Bond Act of [1897].&#8221;</p> <p>As a bottled in bond, the whiskey comes from a single distillery (Hamilton Distillers, makers of Whiskey Del Bac), be made during one distilling season, see at least four years of maturation and be bottled at 100 proof. The Whiskey Del Bac Classic Bottled-in-Bond American Single Malt Whiskey (SRP $120) was distilled and laid down in new 53 gallon American White Oak casks in 2020 and aged for four years in the Sonoran Desert heat.</p> <p>“We have wanted to make a Bottle-in-Bond for many years now,” shared Stephen Paul, Co-Founder of Whiskey Del Bac, “but we were focused on mastering our style of American Single Malt Whiskey and growing our brand. A few years ago, we officially kicked off this project, and now, we are happy to be sharing it with our fans and friends in Arizona.&#8221;</p> Arizona’s Whiskey Del Bac Goes Bonded https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/07/arizonas-whiskey-del-bac-goes-bonded/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:0eec4cc5-7eb4-46d9-c5ba-d3a1a82cc6f8 Wed, 17 Jul 2024 18:14:09 +0100 Tuscon, Arizona&#8217;s Whiskey Del Bac has joined the legion of small distillers in America staking out a place in the world of mature whiskeys with the release of their first Bottled in Bond. This takes their signature mesquite-smoked American single malt farther than ever before. “Our one-of-a-kind Bottled-in-Bond showcases Whiskey Del Bac&#8217;s utmost dedication to &#8230; <figure id="attachment_22453" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-22453" style="width: 300px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded.jpg"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-medium wp-image-22453" src="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" srcset="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-300x200.jpg 300w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded-768x512.jpg 768w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/del_bac-Bonded.jpg 1536w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-22453" class="wp-caption-text">Whiskey Del Bac Classic Bottled in Bond<br /><i>(Credit: Hamilton Distillers)</i></figcaption></figure> <p>Tuscon, Arizona&#8217;s Whiskey Del Bac has joined the legion of small distillers in America staking out a place in the world of mature whiskeys with the release of their first Bottled in Bond. This takes their signature mesquite-smoked American single malt farther than ever before.</p> <p>“Our one-of-a-kind Bottled-in-Bond showcases Whiskey Del Bac&#8217;s utmost dedication to quality, transparency, and reflects our love of the Sonoran Desert,” said Head Distiller Mark A. Vierthaler. “We were able to maintain the characteristics we are proud of and known for in our whiskey while still adhering to the strict guidelines set forth by the Bottled in Bond Act of [1897].&#8221;</p> <p>As a bottled in bond, the whiskey comes from a single distillery (Hamilton Distillers, makers of Whiskey Del Bac), be made during one distilling season, see at least four years of maturation and be bottled at 100 proof. The Whiskey Del Bac Classic Bottled-in-Bond American Single Malt Whiskey (SRP $120) was distilled and laid down in new 53 gallon American White Oak casks in 2020 and aged for four years in the Sonoran Desert heat.</p> <p>“We have wanted to make a Bottle-in-Bond for many years now,” shared Stephen Paul, Co-Founder of Whiskey Del Bac, “but we were focused on mastering our style of American Single Malt Whiskey and growing our brand. A few years ago, we officially kicked off this project, and now, we are happy to be sharing it with our fans and friends in Arizona.&#8221;</p> Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Wheated Bourbon Review https://www.bourbonbanter.com/heaven-hill-grain-to-glass-2/ BOURBON & BANTER urn:uuid:5e610932-22aa-85a7-4e75-da9dfec081d5 Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:49:39 +0100 You may have plenty of craft bourbons on the shelf with a similar story to this one, but how many truly grain-to-glass bottles do you own from the big boys? <img src="https://www.bourbonbanter.com/content/images/2024/07/hhd-grain-to-glass-wheated.jpg" alt="Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Wheated Bourbon Review"><p></p><h2 id="bottle-details"><strong>BOTTLE DETAILS</strong></h2><hr><ul><li><strong>DISTILLER:</strong> <a href="https://heavenhilldistillery.com/grain-to-glass/?ref=bourbonbanter.com" rel="noreferrer">Heaven Hill Distillery</a></li><li><strong>MASH BILL:</strong> 52% Corn | 35% Wheat | 13% Malted Barley</li><li><strong>AGE:</strong> Not stated, reportedly six years old</li><li><strong>YEAR:</strong> 2024</li><li><strong>PROOF:</strong> 121</li><li><strong>MSRP:</strong> $99</li><li><strong>BUY ONLINE:</strong> <a href="https://www.thebarreltap.com/products/heaven-hill-grain-to-glass-wheated-bourbon?ref=bourbonbanter.com" rel="noreferrer">Buy Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Wheated Bourbon</a></li></ul><p></p><h2 id="drews-notes"><strong>Drew&apos;s NOTES</strong></h2><hr><p><strong>SHARE WITH:</strong> Heaven Hill fans, of course, especially fans of their wheated bourbon expressions. Your friend that occasionally brings up &quot;whiskey terroir&quot; at the bottle swaps.</p><p><strong>WORTH THE PRICE:</strong> $100 is a bit steep for a six-year-old wheated bourbon, but this is more than just that. It&apos;s a <em>brand new</em> wheated bourbon. Not just a new label but an entirely new recipe made by one of the most well-respected producers in the business. And whether or not you care about the provenance of the grain, there&apos;s considerable time and expense that goes into selecting and growing something unique specifically for this expression.</p><p><strong>BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST:</strong> Bottle. You may have plenty of craft bourbons on the shelf with a similar story to this one, but how many truly grain-to-glass bottles do you own from the big boys? I didn&apos;t think so. Uniqueness aside, this also happens to be an impressive high proof wheater that Larceny and Old Fitz lovers will appreciate. And did I mention this is a <em>brand new</em> Heaven Hill recipe??</p><p><strong>OVERALL:</strong> Steve&apos;s upcoming article will have all the details on Heaven Hill&apos;s new Grain to Glass series, but the short and sweet version is that these are whiskeys made with unique corn varietals identified in partnership with seed-company Beck&apos;s Hybrids and grown locally in Central Kentucky. While most whiskey is made using higher yielding, low-starch corn, Heaven Hill selected a higher starch variety that grows well in its own backyard. The three recipes in the inaugural Grain to Glass Series each use some portion of this corn varietal, Beck&apos;s 6158.</p><p>That&apos;s all to be applauded, and I imagine that we&apos;ll see more emphasis on grain provenance from other big bourbon brands in the future. But what I find most exciting about this series (if you couldn&apos;t tell already) is that it showcases three entirely new Heaven Hill whiskey recipes. Larceny was already a higher wheat wheater compared to others out there, but this takes it to another level. And you can really taste the difference.</p><p>The aroma is rich and doughy with a caramelized sugar sweetness and gentle undertones of pecan pie, maple syrup, and fresh oak. As it opens, a bit of cocktail cherry arrives. The palate is impressively approachable at such a generous proof. Early notes of marmalade on toast and breakfast cereal speak to the the flavoring grain more than the unique corn varietal, although that probably has some impact, as well. This is probably the most grain-forward of the three new expressions, but that&apos;s not to say things are gritty. The midpalate offers up a generous, syrupy sweetness highlighted by notes of cherry cordial and strawberry candies before drying into a warm, peppery finish of oak and cherry handpies.</p><p>As an aside, I had the chance to taste another, future wheated bourbon Grain to Glass expression (from the barrel, no less) during Heaven Hill&apos;s press event. Maybe it was because I was drinking in a Cox&apos;s Creek rickhouse or maybe it was because Bernie Lubbers was doing the pouring, but that whiskey was one of the best things I&apos;ve tasted all year. The future looks bright.</p><p></p><h2 id="brand-notes"><strong>BRAND NOTES</strong></h2><hr><p>The first edition of Heaven Hill Grain to Glass Kentucky Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey aged for six years in rickhouse W3 on the third, fourth and fifth floors. It was bottled without chill filtration at 121 proof. The corn seed varietal chosen for this release was Beck&#x2019;s 6158.</p><h2 id="tasting-notes">Tasting Notes</h2><ul><li>Color:&#xA0;Deep auburn</li><li>Aroma:&#xA0;Primarily walnuts and almonds with notes of whole wheat bread, cedar and oak</li><li>Taste:&#xA0;Toasted whole wheat bread and molasses with a pleasantly surprising peppery spice</li><li>Finish:&#xA0;Notes of pepper slowly fade to reveal oak tannins and an echo of sweet molasses</li></ul><p></p><p></p><hr><p><em>Disclaimer: Bourbon &amp; Banter received a sample of this product from the brand for review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.</em></p><p><br></p><p></p> GLENTURRET LAUNCHES ITS 2024 CORE COLLECTION https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/07/glenturret-launches-its-2024-core.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:95e8ee82-4d03-c3f6-fdee-16e07d18503d Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:16:19 +0100 <p><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>The Highlands based Glenturret Distillery, has today announced the launch of its 2024 Core Collection.</b></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">This latest batch of bottlings which have been crafted by Glenturret’s award-winning Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno, are comprised of eight single malt Scotch whiskies, including 25 and 30 Year Old expressions.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhUJyCicZLPOgQTTNec9BTeiTFfRTHwhC6dr87nwTXXdaaaUZRGe5luVFN5hsFzogPF1HWQ3BH9BHgN1zL5U0ZlMXYoQDgx1b7ZAfvjIDeI1-fIA9253hX7fEofKB45HN7fKlZ6PEy-BZXEQaqs7z1em3aaDZVEatxz226wF66ttRNZuaHh7fl9usuij20/s1250/Glenturret%202024.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="833" data-original-width="1250" height="266" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhUJyCicZLPOgQTTNec9BTeiTFfRTHwhC6dr87nwTXXdaaaUZRGe5luVFN5hsFzogPF1HWQ3BH9BHgN1zL5U0ZlMXYoQDgx1b7ZAfvjIDeI1-fIA9253hX7fEofKB45HN7fKlZ6PEy-BZXEQaqs7z1em3aaDZVEatxz226wF66ttRNZuaHh7fl9usuij20/w400-h266/Glenturret%202024.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">The Glenturret 2024 Core Collection</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Transitioning from a distillery that previously produced whiskies primarily for blending to a focus on its own single malt whisky production in 2019 under the ownership of Silvio Denz and Hansjorg Wyss, has allowed Glenturret to showcase new whiskies year on year, relating to their inventory and their consumers quest for new flavour styles.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 2024 Core Collection, is comprised of:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret Triple Wood (44% ABV) Matured in a combination of American and European oak Sherry seasoned casks and Bourbon barrels. RRP: £62.00<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 7 Year Old Peat Smoked (46% ABV) Matured in a combination of American oak, European oak and Refill casks. RRP: £62.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 10 Year Old Peat Smoked (48.4% ABV) Matured in a combination of American oak, European oak and Refill casks. RRP: £67.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 12 Year Old (46.4% ABV) Matured in a combination of American oak and European oak, and Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. RRP: £70.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 14 Year Old Peat Smoked (48% ABV) Matured in a combination of European Oak and Second-fill casks. RRP: £150.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 15 Year Old (50.8% ABV) ) Matured in a combination of American oak and European oak, and Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks. RRP: £165.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 25 Year Old (41% ABV) Matured in a combination of American oak, European oak and Second-fill casks. RRP: £1400.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 30 Years Old (40.6% ABV) Matured in a combination of European oak, Oloroso Sherry and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, and Port pipes. RRP: £2100.00.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Jennie Baernreuther, Managing Director at The Glenturret, said: <i>“This year has been momentous for us at The Glenturret, marked by the opening of Aberturret Estate House and the launch of Aberturret Gin this spring. A major highlight, however, is the unveiling of our new 2024 Release. Bob and the team have crafted eight outstanding whiskies, with an exciting new distillery only exclusive 14 Years Old. Each whisky reflects our distillery's core values of provenance, prowess, and passion. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The Glenturret 2024 Core Collection, is now available from the distillery’s website and from select specialist retailers.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: xx-small;"><b>Posted by Steve Rush</b></span><o:p></o:p></p> Whiskey Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-old-fitzgerald-bottled-in-bond-spring-2024-kentucky-straight-bourbon/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:f48562aa-283d-3802-6947-85d4955d4406 Wed, 17 Jul 2024 11:00:50 +0100 <p>We review Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, aged for a decade and the thirteenth national release in the popular Heaven Hill decanter series.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-old-fitzgerald-bottled-in-bond-spring-2024-kentucky-straight-bourbon/">Whiskey Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon</a></p> <figure id="attachment_85975" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-85975" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-85975" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Old-Fitzgerald-Bottled-in-Bond-Spring-2024-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon.jpg" alt="Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon review" width="700" height="465" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Old-Fitzgerald-Bottled-in-Bond-Spring-2024-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Old-Fitzgerald-Bottled-in-Bond-Spring-2024-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon-452x300.jpg 452w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-85975" class="wp-caption-text">We review Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, aged for a decade and the thirteenth national release in the popular Heaven Hill decanter series. (image via Heaven Hill)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whiskey from the brand. However, in accordance with <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">our editorial policies</a>, this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.</em></p> <p>As it now does twice a year, going back for the first time to 2018, Heaven Hill likes to bring to market its Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond offerings. Inspired by an original 1950s Old Fitzgerald diamond decanter, this whiskey (1) usually represents some of the best this legacy Kentucky distillery has to offer, and (2) is designed to pay homage to the history of the Old Fitzgerald brand.</p> <p>For those unfamiliar with it, the Old Fitzgerald label first appeared in 1884 and, at one point, was under the watch of a well-known Van Winkle. Heaven Hill acquired it in 1999 and distills it at its Bernheim facility in Louisville.</p> <h2>What&#8217;s in the bottle</h2> <p>The <a href="https://heavenhilldistillery.com/old-fitzgerald.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spring 2024 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey</a>, which is what&#8217;s being reviewed here, is the thirteenth national release in the series. Clocking in at ten years of age and bottled at 100 proof to meet in part the requirements to be called bottled-in-bond, this Spring edition is bottled like those before it in an ornate style decanter that a green label denotes this time.</p> <p>Also, as was the case for the past editions, this edition’s tax strip, which has always been a signature of transparency on bottled-in-bond products, discloses when the liquid was produced and bottled.</p> <p>&#8220;Heaven Hill’s stewardship of the Old Fitzgerald brand over the past quarter century has honored the legacy of John E. Fitzgerald,&#8221; said Heaven Hill Master Distiller Conor O’Driscoll at the time of this bourbon&#8217;s release. &#8220;The Spring release showcases the premium quality and craftsmanship of Old Fitzgerald which has been cherished by fans, not just for decades, but for generations.&#8221;</p> <p>Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon is priced at $139.99.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-old-fitzgerald-bottled-in-bond-spring-2024-kentucky-straight-bourbon/">Whiskey Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2024 Kentucky Straight Bourbon</a></p> Pernod agrees sale of global wine business to Accolade Wines http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11293/Pernod_agrees_sale_of_global_wine_business_to_Accolade_Wines.html Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers urn:uuid:8b2d6b0f-142b-5d09-d7a8-51931883b968 Wed, 17 Jul 2024 05:00:00 +0100 Pernod Ricard has agreed the sale of its international wine brands to Australian Wine Holdco for an undisclosed fee. BrewDog opens first bar in Thailand http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11294/BrewDog_opens_first_bar_in_Thailand.html Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers urn:uuid:3b7c1cc9-8c67-7c50-83b0-ea8b3f9b904d Wed, 17 Jul 2024 05:00:00 +0100 BrewDog has opened its first bar in Thailand as part of its international expansion drive having already opened venues in Perth, Rotterdam and Denver this year. Appleton Estate Bottles New Hearts Collection 1998 https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/16/appleton-estate-bottles-new-hearts-collection-1998/ Industry News | Beverage Dynamics urn:uuid:44cd229d-ec2f-5605-f01d-ffa719a6f9fe Tue, 16 Jul 2024 18:39:21 +0100 <p>Appleton Estate has launched Hearts Collection 1998, the latest release from this annual series of vintage-dated, extra-aged rums. The new vintage, aged 25 years on the Appleton Estate in Nassau Valley, Jamaica, is the eighth edition in this collection of 100% pot still expressions. It was selected by master blender Dr. Joy Spence in partnership with rum [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/16/appleton-estate-bottles-new-hearts-collection-1998/">Appleton Estate Bottles New Hearts Collection 1998</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> <p>Appleton Estate has launched Hearts Collection 1998, the latest release from <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/08/24/appleton-estate-1993-2002-hearts-collection-rum/">this annual series</a> of vintage-dated, extra-aged rums.</p> <p>The new vintage, aged 25 years on the Appleton Estate in Nassau Valley, Jamaica, is the eighth edition in this collection of 100% pot still expressions. It was selected by master blender Dr. Joy Spence in partnership with rum connoisseur Luca Gargano.</p> <p>The 1998 vintage from this year&#8217;s Hearts Collection consists of a single proprietary marque distilled in a copper pot still, bottled in 2023.</p> <p>&#8220;The 1998 release is very special, not only for its incredible depth and age, but also because it pays homage to one of the most cherished releases of my career,&#8221; says Spence. &#8220;Hearts Collection 1998 closely replicates one of the rare marques used in the Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend. Its striking vanilla notes and silky finish make this an ideal rum for sipping and savoring.&#8221;</p> <p>Hearts Collection 1998 has notes of vanilla alongside herbs and fruit with molasses, ginger and smoked coffee, butterscotch and subtle oak, the distillery reports.</p> <p>The 1998 expression comes from just 19 barrels.</p> <p>The debut Hearts Collection vintages, named to pay tribute to the heart of Jamaica, were released in 2020 and were the first pot still rums from a single barrel that Appleton Estate ever released. These limited-edition expressions and subsequent releases sold out in a matter of minutes in several locations, the distillery reports. To date, there have been eight releases from the Hearts Collection: 1994, 1995, 1999, 1984, 2003, 1993, 2002 and 1998.</p> <p>At the end of August, Appleton Estate Hearts Collection 1998 will start rolling out in select U.S. spirits retail outlets at the end of August, with a suggested retail price of approximately $650 per 750-ml. bottle. To receive updates and information about Appleton Estate and the Hearts Collection, including pre-sale information, fans can visit the brand&#8217;s <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=4211868-1&amp;h=3328474130&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fappletonestate.com%2Fen-us%2F%3Futm_source%3Darticle%26utm_medium%3Dpr%26utm_campaign%3Dappleton_hearts_press_release&amp;a=website" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">website</a> and sign up for the community newsletter.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/07/16/appleton-estate-bottles-new-hearts-collection-1998/">Appleton Estate Bottles New Hearts Collection 1998</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> APPLETON LAUNCHES ITS LATEST HEARTS COLLECTION RELEASE https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/07/appleton-launches-its-latest-hearts.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:c7b64869-4f53-add8-f0bd-19dd545e0b12 Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:45:42 +0100 <div><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Appleton Estate, has today announced the launch of its latest release from its annual limited-edition Hearts Collection.</b></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Appleton Hearts Collection 1998 (ABV tbc) is a 25 Year Old 100% Pot Still Jamaican Rum, produced from just 19 casks, which were hand-selected by Master Blender Dr. Joy Spence in partnership with rum connoisseur Luca Gargano.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgrAGVoCuLygESJKlKSqIuN5tad6Cr7FMODomFrW1yko8mj4AQBB4SZNGqlExL83YM7ByWqrLJZYwvO9Z2XZ3Uw1vMB8VWDa3ZU5gTafDeJxP6x5VuH2IqEwp_cW5iPVcR62S_0Zmd2oS8J4X_EINKUiIH7G7xNhPn4W3xi-_iWoqwkTmkO3PlBGZ72oQI/s2700/Appleton_Estate_Hearts_Collection_1998.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2133" data-original-width="2700" height="316" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgrAGVoCuLygESJKlKSqIuN5tad6Cr7FMODomFrW1yko8mj4AQBB4SZNGqlExL83YM7ByWqrLJZYwvO9Z2XZ3Uw1vMB8VWDa3ZU5gTafDeJxP6x5VuH2IqEwp_cW5iPVcR62S_0Zmd2oS8J4X_EINKUiIH7G7xNhPn4W3xi-_iWoqwkTmkO3PlBGZ72oQI/w400-h316/Appleton_Estate_Hearts_Collection_1998.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Appleton Hearts Collection 1998</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">The Hearts Collection is an ode to Appleton Estate's centuries of excellence in rum-making. As the oldest continuously operated rum distillery in Jamaica, Appleton Estate is the custodian to one of the most extensive and luxurious collections of aging rum barrels in the world.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">To find the treasures in each Hearts Collection release, Dr. Joy Spence hand selects from the thousands of barrels of pot still rums aging in Appleton Estate's warehouses and collaborates with Luca Gargano to identify the best of the best. The 1998 vintage from this year's Hearts Collection consists of a single proprietary marque distilled in a copper pot still, aged 25 years and bottled in 2023.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Appleton Hearts Collection 1998, is said to deliver notes including warm vanilla, herbs, fruit, delicate molasses, ginger, smoked coffee, butterscotch and subtle oak.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Dr. Joy Spence, said:&nbsp;<i>"The 1998 release is very special, not only for its incredible depth and age, but also because it pays homage to one of the most cherished releases of my career." She adds, "Hearts Collection 1998 closely replicates one of the rare marques used in the Appleton Estate Joy Anniversary Blend. Its striking vanilla notes and silky finish make this an ideal rum for sipping and savoring."</i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;">Limited to 2,706 bottles, Appleton Hearts Collection 1998 will be available later next month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of $650.00.&nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: xx-small;"><b>Posted by Steve Rush</b></span></div><div><br /></div> Glasgow Distillery Small Batch Series Competition https://www.thewhiskywire.com/2024/07/glasgow-distillery-small-batch-series.html The Whisky Wire urn:uuid:5146f60b-a8b7-96da-3009-993643aae7f9 Tue, 16 Jul 2024 11:14:16 +0100 Be it for one of our Tweet Tastings or monthly bottle competitions, we love nothing more than being able to share and giveaway some amazing drops of drammage. Talking of which, we’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with our good friends at the Glasgow Distillery, to give away not just one but two of their latest Small Batch Series releases.Glasgow 1770 Cognac Cask Finish (58% ABV) a