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/ NEW RELEASE: Michter’s 2024 Limited Edition US*1 BARREL STRENGTH Kentucky Straight Rye https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-michters-2024-limited-edition-us1-barrel-strength-kentucky-straight-rye/ The Bourbon Review urn:uuid:ffac661a-06dc-d274-08d4-25397eb2b4a8 Thu, 29 Feb 2024 20:54:13 +0000 <img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Michters_Barrel_Strength_Rye-min-615x420-1-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="michter&#039;s" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" /><p>Making the most out of Leap Day with some delicious whiskey news&#8230;.Michter&#8217;s just announced the 2024 Limited Edition US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye. The last bottling of this whiskey took place in 2022, of which we were absolutely positively in awe of its high quality and taste performance. The 2024 release clocks in at [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com/new-release-michters-2024-limited-edition-us1-barrel-strength-kentucky-straight-rye/">NEW RELEASE: Michter’s 2024 Limited Edition US*1 BARREL STRENGTH Kentucky Straight 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/2024/02/Michters_Barrel_Strength_Rye-min-615x420-1-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="michter&#039;s" style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" decoding="async" loading="lazy" /><p>Making the most out of Leap Day with some delicious whiskey news&#8230;.Michter&#8217;s just announced the <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2024 Limited Edition US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye</span></strong>. The last bottling of this whiskey <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com/michters-announces-2022-release-of-us1-barrel-strength-rye/" title=""><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">took place in 2022</span></strong></a>, of which we were absolutely positively in awe of its high quality and taste performance. The 2024 release clocks in at <strong>110.2 proof </strong>(55.1% abv), very close to the 2022 LE proof of 111.6. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="674" height="1024" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-16.png" alt="michter's " class="wp-image-28137" srcset="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-16.png 674w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-16-197x300.png 197w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-16-276x420.png 276w" sizes="(max-width: 674px) 100vw, 674px" /><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Michter&#8217;s President and Founder Joe Magliocco. Courtesy </figcaption></figure> <p><em>“I am excited that our Master Distiller Dan McKee and our Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson felt that this whiskey is ready,” <strong>commented Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco.</strong> “This rye is really special.” Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is a single barrel product, and the average proof of the barrels in this 2024 release is 110.2 proof (55.1% ABV). “It’s enormously expensive for us to barrel our distillate at the lower entry proof of 103 vs the permissible 125 entry proof, but the result, as this product shows, is a richer and more complex whiskey,” observed McKee.</em></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img decoding="async" width="768" height="576" src="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17.png" alt="michter's " class="wp-image-28138" srcset="https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17.png 768w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17-300x225.png 300w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17-696x522.png 696w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17-560x420.png 560w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17-80x60.png 80w, https://www.gobourbon.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/image-17-265x198.png 265w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" /><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. Courtesy </figcaption></figure> <p>A Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer, Wilson has an affinity for great rye whiskey, and US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is one of her favorites. According to her,<em> “The Barrel Strength Rye is a smooth, beautifully balanced, and bold journey of flavor through sweet, savory, and spice characters that is a delight to the senses and a joy to drink.”</em></p> <p>The suggested retail price in the United States is<strong> $110</strong> for a 750ml bottle of Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.michters.com" title="">Michter&#8217;s</a> has a rich and long legacy of offering traditional American whiskeys of uncompromising quality. With each of its limited production offerings aged to its peak maturity, Michter&#8217;s highly acclaimed portfolio includes bourbon, rye, sour mash whiskey, and American whiskey.</p> <p></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-michters-2024-limited-edition-us1-barrel-strength-kentucky-straight-rye/">NEW RELEASE: Michter’s 2024 Limited Edition US*1 BARREL STRENGTH Kentucky Straight Rye</a> first appeared on <a href="https://www.gobourbon.com">The Bourbon Review</a>.</p> PORT CHARLOTTE LAUNCHES ITS OLDEST EXPRESSION TO DATE https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/02/port-charlotte-launches-its-oldest.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:c82dd95f-48e6-2baf-c821-b421cb15b091 Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:11:15 +0000 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>The Islay based Bruichladdich Distillery, has today announced the launch of its oldest Port Charlotte expression to date.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Port Charlotte 18 Year Old (54.3% ABV) is a heavily peated (40 PPM) single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a combination of refill Sherry casks (74%) and refill French oak wine casks (26%).<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/AVvXsEg1DkKVr2FOXp6rtLEwP2EjwG3XHgeeQSZdKHgNSgdRvGLxZG6H8YoqVlkfIn5g97Trhbot3EhcviMxcGsP9ThrR5bheeLlUCjw-dViAgfQGTc84KXUTMwQv9vVvq8o2XkD5k6FbzanabFJOWCvqr29iGT8l2xjr2SU68W3ds23itDIYKaJLdRGe8Bnvq8/s1617/Port%20Charlotte%2018.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1300" data-original-width="1617" height="321" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEg1DkKVr2FOXp6rtLEwP2EjwG3XHgeeQSZdKHgNSgdRvGLxZG6H8YoqVlkfIn5g97Trhbot3EhcviMxcGsP9ThrR5bheeLlUCjw-dViAgfQGTc84KXUTMwQv9vVvq8o2XkD5k6FbzanabFJOWCvqr29iGT8l2xjr2SU68W3ds23itDIYKaJLdRGe8Bnvq8/w400-h321/Port%20Charlotte%2018.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Port Charlotte 18 Year Old</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Named after the eponymous village two miles south of Bruichladdich Distillery, Port Charlotte Islay single malt was first distilled in 2001. Laid down by the founders who resurrected the progressive Hebridean distillery the year prior.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Port Charlotte 18 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of fig, sultanas, raisins, burnt heather and cinder toffee on the nose. Followed by notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, peat infused scones, smoked popcorn, salted caramel, wood spice and soft elegant peat smoke on the palate.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Adam Hannett, Head Distiller, said: <i>“This is a special moment in my career and it’s a privilege to finally share our Port Charlotte 18 Year Old with the world. This is the oldest expression of Port Charlotte we’ve released to date and it’s a real marker in time. It showcases how far the brand has come since its inception in 2001. From uncertainty and the brink of closure, this spirit was laid down in 2004 while Bruichladdich Distillery found its feet, making its release today even more poignant.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">He went on to say: <i>“This is a whisky dedicated to our island and our community. For me, it’s everything an Islay whisky can and should be. So much has evolved and changed on our island while these casks have been quietly maturing in our warehouses, and this 18 Year Old pays homage to our past while looking ahead to the future.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Port Charlotte 18 Year Old, is now available from the distillery’s online shop and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £175.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p><span style="font-family: arial;">&nbsp;</span></o:p></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> Bourbon vs. Whiskey: A Breakdown of the Legislation https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/bourbon-vs-whiskey-legislation-breakdown/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:0fa7fb23-b476-354c-cabf-27f5c2213b2f Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:00:57 +0000 <p>What are the differences between bourbon vs. whiskey? Let’s break down the legislation.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/bourbon-vs-whiskey-legislation-breakdown/">Bourbon vs. Whiskey: A Breakdown of the Legislation</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-74134 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-768x393.jpg 768w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-400x205.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bourbon is a type of whiskey that is produced exclusively in the United States. It has specific regulations that must be met for the product to be legally labelled as ‘bourbon’. So, what are these parameters? And what are the differences between bourbon vs. whiskey? Let’s break down the legislation. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">All bourbon is whiskey…</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to the </span><a href="https://www.ttb.gov/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, </span><a href="https://shop.marklittler.com/collections/america"><span style="font-weight: 400;">American whiskey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is any whiskey produced, aged, and bottled in the United States that meets the following requirements: </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Made from a fermented mash of grain </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distilled at no more than 190 proof (95% ABV) </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Made in such a manner that the distillate possesses the taste, aroma, and characteristics generally attributed to whiskey </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stored in oak barrels (except corn whiskey) </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">No minimum time for storage/maturation </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bottled at a minimum of 80 proof (40% ABV) </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can include mixtures of such distillates for which no specific standards of identity are prescribed</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Does not need to be made in Kentucky (although most American whiskey is made in Kentucky) </span></li> </ul> <figure id="attachment_74182" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-74182" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-74182 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Kentucky-is-the-largest-producer-of-bourbon-in-the-US.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Kentucky-is-the-largest-producer-of-bourbon-in-the-US.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Kentucky-is-the-largest-producer-of-bourbon-in-the-US-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Kentucky-is-the-largest-producer-of-bourbon-in-the-US-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Kentucky-is-the-largest-producer-of-bourbon-in-the-US-768x393.jpg 768w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Kentucky-is-the-largest-producer-of-bourbon-in-the-US-400x205.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-74182" class="wp-caption-text">Kentucky is the largest producer of bourbon and whiskey in the US.</figcaption></figure> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">…not all whiskey is bourbon </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The above regulations are all-encompassing regulations for American whiskey. There are numerous different types of American whiskey including bourbon, straight, blended, light, oat, rye, wheat, malt, rye malt, corn, and spirit. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For clarity, let’s focus just on bourbon, straight bourbon whiskey, and bottled-in-bond straight bourbon whiskey. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bourbon, according to the </span><a href="https://www.americanbourbonassociation.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">American Bourbon Association</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, must meet the following requirements: </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Made from a fermented mash that is at least 51% corn</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other grains added can be rye, wheat, and malted barley </span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distilled at a maximum of 160 proof (80% ABV) </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Must be decanted into barrels at a maximum of 125 proof (62.5% ABV) </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">No minimum ageing period </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Must be matured in new charred oak barrels </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Must not contain any additives or colouring</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distilled, matured, and bottled in the United States </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To be labelled as ‘straight bourbon whiskey’, the bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For a bourbon to be labelled as ‘Bottled in Bond straight bourbon whiskey’, the whiskey must be distilled in a single season at one distillery (January-June or July-December). It must also be aged for a minimum of four years and bottled at 100 proof. </span></p> <figure id="attachment_74226" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-74226" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-74226 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-ingredients.jpg" alt="An image showing corn kernels. Corn grain must make up at least 51% of the mash used to make bourbon. " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-ingredients.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-ingredients-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-ingredients-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-ingredients-768x393.jpg 768w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bourbon-vs.-whiskey-ingredients-400x205.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-74226" class="wp-caption-text">The mash used to make bourbon must be at least 51% corn.</figcaption></figure> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other Types of American Whiskey </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As mentioned above, there are numerous types of American whiskey, most of which are known by the ingredient that makes up the majority of the mash used in distillation (rye, wheat, etc…). These whiskies must meet the legal requirements for American whiskey but need not meet the requirements for bourbon. Some of the categories have their own requirements as below: </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Blended whiskey </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A mixture that contains a minimum of 20% straight whiskey or a blend of them </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can include harmless colouring, flavouring, or blending materials and/or neutral spirits </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Straight whiskey </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can be produced from a fermented mash of less than 51% of any grain (rye, wheat, malted barley, and malted rye) </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Must be aged for a minimum of two years </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Light whiskey </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distilled to a high ABV of more than 80% to remove congeners and lead to a lighter spirit </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Can be stored in used or uncharred new oak barrels </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oat, Rye, Wheat, Malt, Rye Malt </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The mash must contain at least 51% of the identifying grain </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Filled at a maximum of 120 proof in a new charred oak barrel </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Corn whiskey </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The mash must contain at least 80% corn</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Filled at a maximum of 125 proof if stored in oak containers </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Must not be subjected to any ageing in new charred wood </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spirit whiskey </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A mix of neutral spirits above 190 proof </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">May not be less than 5% whiskey, straight whiskey, and whiskey combined if the straight whiskey is less than 20% </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Water is the only permitted additive </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tennessee whiskey </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">For more information on Tennessee whiskey, click </span><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TN6MhBY-Gs6T4w3MELyoJgjtaP4PtgBltLhqiYw8eOI/edit"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></li> </ul> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shop American Whiskey &amp; Bourbon </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_74267" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-74267" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="wp-image-74267 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Sazerac.jpg" alt="Pappy Van Winkle is a Straight Bourbon whiskey. Sazerac is a rye whiskey." width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Sazerac.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Sazerac-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Sazerac-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Sazerac-768x393.jpg 768w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pappy-Van-Winkle-Sazerac-400x205.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-74267" class="wp-caption-text">Pappy Van Winkle is bourbon. Sazerac is whiskey.</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have a wide range of American whiskeys available on the Mark Littler Shop, including </span><a href="https://shop.marklittler.com/collections/america/products/pappy-van-winkle-20-year-old-family-reserve-pre-2008"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Old Family Reserves</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><a href="https://shop.marklittler.com/collections/america/products/sazerac-1984-18-year-old-kentucky-straight-rye-bottled-2002-75cl-2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sazerac 1984 18 Year Olds</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Shop the collection </span><a href="https://shop.marklittler.com/collections/america"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-articles-parent-category/bourbon-vs-whiskey-legislation-breakdown/">Bourbon vs. Whiskey: A Breakdown of the Legislation</a></p> Heaven Hill Unveils Bernheim Barrel Proof A224 https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/29/heaven-hill-bernheim-barrel-proof-a224-wheat-whiskey/ Industry News | Beverage Dynamics urn:uuid:0bed009b-c6b6-2c11-d0b9-96a5151be7c2 Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:57:06 +0000 <p>Heaven Hill has announced the latest release in their annual Bernheim Barrel Proof line: A224. All releases in this series follow a standard naming system. The “A” in the name stands for the first batch in an annual A, B line. The “2” denotes the release month, February, while the 24 represents the current year. Heaven Hill [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/29/heaven-hill-bernheim-barrel-proof-a224-wheat-whiskey/">Heaven Hill Unveils Bernheim Barrel Proof A224</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> <p>Heaven Hill has announced the latest release in their annual Bernheim Barrel Proof line: A224.</p> <p>All releases in this series follow a standard naming system. The “A” in the name stands for the first batch in an annual A, B line. The “2” denotes the release month, February, while the 24 represents the current year.</p> <p><a href="https://heavenhilldistillery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Heaven Hill</a> produces this brand at the previously named Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.</p> <p>The mashbill consists of 51% wheat, 37% corn and 12% malted barley. This is the same mashbill used in the standard Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey.</p> <p>Poured straight from the barrel, this whiskey ages between seven and nine years in Heaven Hill&#8217;s <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/28/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-trends-2024-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">traditional rickhouses</a>.</p> <p>A224 is 125.2 proof.</p> <p>Bernheim Barrel Proof is a nationally allocated product released twice per year. The suggested retail price is $64.99 per 750-ml. bottle.</p> <p>This follows the recent releases of <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/01/30/heaven-hill-elijah-craig-barrel-proof-a124-bourbon-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A124</a> and <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/01/heaven-hill-2024-heritage-collection-18-bourbon/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey</a>.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/29/heaven-hill-bernheim-barrel-proof-a224-wheat-whiskey/">Heaven Hill Unveils Bernheim Barrel Proof A224</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> US Spirits Exports Hit A Record High In 2023 https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/us-spirits-exports-hit-a-record-high-in-2023/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:60bc3335-c98b-0ac6-ad03-f9847bf225a4 Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:19:07 +0000 <p>US spirits exports reached an all-time high of $2.2 billion in 2023, up 8% from the previous year.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/us-spirits-exports-hit-a-record-high-in-2023/">US Spirits Exports Hit A Record High In 2023</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79840 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-Spirits-Exports-Hit-Record-High-In-2023.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-Spirits-Exports-Hit-Record-High-In-2023.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-Spirits-Exports-Hit-Record-High-In-2023-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-Spirits-Exports-Hit-Record-High-In-2023-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-Spirits-Exports-Hit-Record-High-In-2023-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a significant boost to the spirits industry, US spirits exports reached an all-time high of $2.2 billion in 2023, up 8% from the previous year. This surge was driven primarily by American whiskey sales, which accounted for a staggering 63% of all US spirits exports. This marked a 9% increase from 2022, according to the latest American Spirits Export Report released by the </span><a href="https://www.distilledspirits.org/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distilled Spirits Council of the US (Discus)</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tariff Suspension Had An Impact on US Spirits Exports </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rob Maron, Discus vice president of international trade, attributed this growth to the suspension or removal of retaliatory tariffs on American spirits by the EU and UK. “The tariffs imposed from 2018-2021 as part of two separate disputes between the US, EU and UK have since been suspended or removed, presenting US spirits producers with an opportunity to recapture lost market share in some of the US’ largest export markets.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In December 2023, the EU announced it would suspend its tariffs on American whiskey until March 31, 2025. This move quelled anxiety among US distillers who were facing the threat of these tariffs doubling to 50%.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While this suspension is welcome news, Maron urged the Biden administration to work towards the permanent removal of these tariffs, as the ongoing uncertainty continues to inhibit craft distillers from exporting.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">US Spirit Exports Show Exceptional Growth </span></h2> <figure id="attachment_79841" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79841" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-79841 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-export-record-number-of-spirits-in-2023.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-export-record-number-of-spirits-in-2023.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-export-record-number-of-spirits-in-2023-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-export-record-number-of-spirits-in-2023-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/US-export-record-number-of-spirits-in-2023-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79841" class="wp-caption-text">American whiskey growth has contributed to the rise in export figures.</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Over the past two decades, global US spirits exports have grown by 280%, a trend attributed to favorable trade agreements, tariff suspensions, the return of hospitality, and a shift by consumers to purchasing premium spirits.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">American whiskey exports to the EU showed exceptional growth, increasing by more than 60% over the past two years, from $439 million to $705 million. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The EU continues to stand as the primary market for all US spirits exports, experiencing a notable 24% growth from the previous year to reach $883 million. Other significant markets included Canada ($262 million), Mexico ($139 million), Australia ($138 million), and the United Kingdom ($129 million).</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The report also revealed that distilled spirits were exported from 45 states in 2023, with Tennessee leading the way at $983 million, followed by Kentucky ($505 million), and Florida ($338 million). </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Looking To The Future </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The record-breaking figures from 2023 offer a promising outlook for the US spirits industry, highlighting the potential for growth and expansion in the global market. As tariff suspensions continue and trade agreements evolve, the future looks bright for American spirits producers.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/us-spirits-exports-hit-a-record-high-in-2023/">US Spirits Exports Hit A Record High In 2023</a></p> Whisky Review: Glengoyne 25 Year Old https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-glengoyne-25-year-old/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:e2705dfc-7e4f-e403-fde1-0bbb31c46011 Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:00:00 +0000 <p>We review Glengoyne 25 Year Old, a Scotch single malt aged a quarter of a century exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-glengoyne-25-year-old/">Whisky Review: Glengoyne 25 Year Old</a></p> <figure id="attachment_79832" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79832" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-79832" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glengoyne-25-Year-Old.jpg" alt="Glengoyne 25 Year Old review" width="700" height="404" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glengoyne-25-Year-Old.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glengoyne-25-Year-Old-500x289.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79832" class="wp-caption-text">We review Glengoyne 25 Year Old, a Scotch single malt aged a quarter of a century exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks. (image via Glengoyne)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: The party behind this whisky gave us a review sample. <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Per our editorial policies</a>, this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. It should also be noted that <a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/glen+goyne+25+old+single+malt+scotch+whisky+highlands+scotland?referring_site=TWW" target="_blank" rel="noopener">clicking the buy link</a> in this review earns our site a small referral payment,</em><em> which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.</em></p> <p>Scotland&#8217;s Glengoyne distillery, founded in 1833, is considered a Highland region whisky-making operation. It was founded back in 1833, with critical notes for this brand including claims of having one of the longest distillation processes in all of Scotland, making use of air-dried barley, and aging their whisky in custom-made, European and American oak casks that take six years to prepare before they are considered to have new make spirit added to them.</p> <p>The whisky I&#8217;m reviewing today, the <a href="https://www.glengoyne.com/our-whisky/fine-rare/25-year-old-highland-single-malt-scotch-whisky" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Glengoyne 25-Year-Old</a>, is not part of the distillery&#8217;s core collection but rather is a more limited Fine &amp; Rare category offering. As the age statement implies, this Scotch single malt is aged a quarter of a century exclusively in hand-selected sherry casks. It is bottled at 48% ABV and priced on average around $600, depending upon where you are shopping.</p> <p>According to Glengoyne, a fun thing to note regarding the 25-year-old is examples of food it pairs well with. Pairing whisky with something that&#8217;s not just simple bar food or random munchables is only sometimes considered, but with a higher-end product such as this, it can make for a great wine substitute. In the case of this Scotch, suggested pairings include glazed ham, rhubarb, and blue cheese.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-glengoyne-25-year-old/">Whisky Review: Glengoyne 25 Year Old</a></p> 451 – Is There a Real White Oak Shortage? with Danna Baxley of The Nature Conservancy https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/02/29/451-is-there-a-real-white-oak-shortage-with-danna-baxley-of-the-nature-conservancy/ BOURBON PURSUIT urn:uuid:2ab66496-6c98-78a4-ea25-879811d7f7e0 Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:30:00 +0000 <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/02/29/451-is-there-a-real-white-oak-shortage-with-danna-baxley-of-the-nature-conservancy/" title="451 &#8211; Is There a Real White Oak Shortage? with Danna Baxley of The Nature Conservancy" rel="nofollow"><img width="550" height="400" src="https://bourbonpursuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/451_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>The barrel is a magical component to the creation of bourbon and nearly 95% of all bourbon goes into white oak. But [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/02/29/451-is-there-a-real-white-oak-shortage-with-danna-baxley-of-the-nature-conservancy/">451 &#8211; Is There a Real White Oak Shortage? with Danna Baxley of The Nature Conservancy</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com">BOURBON PURSUIT</a>.</p> <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com/2024/02/29/451-is-there-a-real-white-oak-shortage-with-danna-baxley-of-the-nature-conservancy/" title="451 &#8211; Is There a Real White Oak Shortage? with Danna Baxley of The Nature Conservancy" rel="nofollow"><img width="550" height="400" src="https://bourbonpursuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/451_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" /></a><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://playlist.megaphone.fm?e=BPLLC4681220486" width="100%"></iframe><br /> <br /> The barrel is a magical component to the creation of bourbon and nearly 95% of all bourbon goes into white oak. But what&#8217;s the problem with this? Bourbon can only be used in a charred barrel once. After that, it needs to find a new home. Now that may sound wasteful but the bourbon market is only a very small contributor to the current white oak problem. To help us better understand about forestry and the white oak supply I&#8217;ve invited Daana Baxley from the Nature Conservancy in Kentucky to join the show. She gives some great insight into the current state of white oak trees and what is currently being done to protect our forests. I&#8217;ve never known what it takes to manage forests and this episode will give you an insight into grading and how invasive species of trees continue to decline the white oak population. But more so, Daana gives us some insight if we will ever experience a white oak shortage in the future and what we can do to help protect it.<br /> <br /> Show Notes:</p> <ul> <li>Above the Char with Fred Minnick (@fredminnick) talks about running out of old bourbon.</li> <li>What took you on a path to nature preservation?</li> <li>How are you able to achieve your mission without using scare tactics?</li> <li>Why is Appalachia so important?</li> <li>What does &#8220;protection&#8221; mean in the sense of a nature conservancy?</li> <li>What is the current status of the white oak species?</li> <li>What is the proper way to manage these forests?</li> <li>What does high grading mean?</li> <li>How has ash or maple impacted the population?</li> <li>How many years into the future are we looking at when we will see a big white oak problem?</li> <li>Is the bourbon industry a problem or is there another industry to blame?</li> <li>Do bourbon drinkers even care if there is sustainability practices happening?</li> <li>Do other industries join in conversation practices like the white oak initiative? </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/2024/02/29/451-is-there-a-real-white-oak-shortage-with-danna-baxley-of-the-nature-conservancy/">451 &#8211; Is There a Real White Oak Shortage? with Danna Baxley of The Nature Conservancy</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourbonpursuit.com">BOURBON PURSUIT</a>.</p> The Secret is Out – Sullivans Cove Secret Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/02/the-secret-is-out-sullivans-cove-secret-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:bd160925-ee07-20dc-efe2-10a03e64960e Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:03:22 +0000 SECOND-FILL WHISKY Recently recognised at the 2024 World Whiskies Awards, Second-Fill casks showcase our unique spirit in its purest form. 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Silently slumbering in the on-site warehouses, the spirit underwent continual monitoring until Billy deemed it had reached its pinnacle. 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Episode 44 - Allan Les Bleu https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/honest-to-a-malt/episodes/Episode-44---Allan-Les-Bleu-e2gdnhc Honest To A Malt urn:uuid:710589f7-f0ff-2328-b38f-327cd2d56796 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 22:39:50 +0000 <p> Episode 44 - Allan Les Bleu</p> <p>This week Mike and Duncan have been chatting to Iain Allan, Brand Ambassador for Glen Moray.<br>We delve into what&#39;s been annoying us this week and we chat about what we&#39;ve been drinking and discussing some Glen Moray bottlings.</p> <p><br></p> <p>As part of our usual guest episodes the boys line up more whisky inventions with a Dragons Den section, we chat about Iain&#39;s Pudding Island visit, what he&#39;d put in whisky room 101, buried bones and a Japanese Glen Moray bar!</p> <p><br></p> <p>Iain has crowned The Drouth Cobbler in Elgin as the producer of the best ????? ?????? ???????(Dessert).<a href="https://thedrouthycobbler.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">https://thedrouthycobbler.com/</a></p> <p><br></p> <p>Instagram: thedrouthycobblerBar Moray, Tokyo</p> <p><a href="https://www.barmoray.com/" target="_blank">https://www.barmoray.com/</a></p> <p>Instagram: love_moray</p> --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/honest-to-a-malt/message U.S. Whiskey Exports Set Record in 2023 https://whiskycast.com/u-s-whiskey-exports-set-record-in-2023/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=u-s-whiskey-exports-set-record-in-2023 WhiskyCast urn:uuid:3031625a-34cd-007a-5eb8-637cb40f18d3 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:24:23 +0000 While most drinks industry reports have been full of bad news in recent weeks, a new report released by the Distilled Spirits Council of the… <a class="read-more" href="https://whiskycast.com/u-s-whiskey-exports-set-record-in-2023/">Read More</a> <p>While most drinks industry reports have been full of bad news in recent weeks, a new report released by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States shows U.S. spirits exports have recovered from three years of European Union tariffs. Exports totaled $2.2 billion in 2023, up 8% over 2022, while American whiskey exports increased by 9% to a record $1.4 billion. Whiskies account for 63% of all U.S. spirits exports by value and 34% by volume.</p> <p>In a news release, DISCUS Vice President of International Trade Rob Maron said “The tariffs imposed from 2018-2021 as part of two separate disputes between the U.S., EU and UK have since been suspended or removed, presenting U.S. spirits producers with an opportunity to recapture lost market share in some of the U.S.’s largest export markets. Over the span of two years, American Whiskey exports to the EU surged by more than 60%, climbing from $439 million in 2021 to $705 million in 2023.”</p> <p>The 27-member bloc represents the largest export market for American whiskey, followed by Australia ($121 million), Japan ($106 million), the United Kingdom ($86 million), and Canada ($76 million). Tariffs remain suspended until March 31, 2025 while Washington and Brussels negotiate a trade deal on steel and aluminum exports, along with a separate dispute over aircraft subsidies.</p> <p>The emphasis on whiskey exports can also be found on a state-by-state basis. Tennessee was the number one state for spirits exports ($983 million), largely on the basis of global demand for Jack Daniel&#8217;s Tennessee Whiskey. Bourbon exports pushed Kentucky to the number two position at $505 million, while exports of rum and other spirits put Florida in third place at $338 million. </p> <p>The full report is available <a href="https://www.distilledspirits.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/FINAL-2024-Export-Report.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>. </p> What’s New at Your Favorite Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries? https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/28/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-trends-2024-whiskey/ Industry News | Beverage Dynamics urn:uuid:57f66dd4-aae6-05b2-eb86-c54527eb626e Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:29:06 +0000 <p>Kentucky bourbon remains in a modern golden age. An ongoing spirits boom was supercharged during Covid, as consumers stuck at home joined whiskey social media groups and researched brands and bottles. Suddenly, everybody was an expert. Bourbon became a lifestyle. Kentucky tourism has benefited greatly. Travelers now flock to Louisville, Bardstown and beyond for an [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/28/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-trends-2024-whiskey/">What’s New at Your Favorite Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> <p>Kentucky bourbon remains in a modern golden age. An ongoing spirits boom was supercharged during Covid, as consumers stuck at home joined whiskey social media groups and researched brands and bottles. Suddenly, everybody was an expert. Bourbon became a lifestyle.</p> <p>Kentucky tourism has benefited greatly. Travelers now flock to Louisville, Bardstown and beyond for an in-person taste of the industry. Visiting this region has become the new Napa and Sonoma experience. Seeing the production, history and local culture of whiskey is as interesting to consumers as actually drinking it.</p> <p>For instance, the continued growth of the <a href="https://www.bourbonclassic.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Bourbon Classic</a>. Among the larger whiskey festivals, with hundreds in attendance across multiple days, Bourbon Classic exposes attendees to local whiskey, culinary and cocktail producers. In a series of classes, the fest pulls back the curtain on numerous aspects of Kentucky bourbon. All whiskey fans should check out this yearly event.</p> <p>So too do media receive a behind-the-scenes look into the industry. The Bourbon Classic <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/02/27/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-2023-whiskey-trends/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">annually hosts journalists</a> on a tour of major distilleries, an invaluable way to see what’s going on at these leading facilities.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Buffalo Trace Distillery</strong></h2> <p>Nowhere is as synonymous with the modern bourbon boom as Buffalo Trace. Bottles from this Sazerac distillery, even standard stuff, can hardly stay on shelves. Anything allocated is heavily sought after, and sometimes the source of <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/81087195" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">enormous controversies</a> over <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oregon-officials-lose-job-keeping-rare-pappy-van-winkle-bourbon-rcna69883" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">improperly handled products</a>. Anyone who follows the secondary markets knows that BT bottles are the bread and butter of flippers.</p> <p>Everybody wants Buffalo Trace. Luckily, the distillery is nearing the end of a $1.2-billion expansion that will <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/08/31/buffalo-trace-double-production-expansion-bourbon-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">double production</a> at the Frankfort facility. A second still, the exact replica of its partner, is completed. Buffalo Trace currently runs the twin stills in cycles of 8 hours together, then alternating 8 hours apart.</p> <p>Why? Remaining expansion must catch up. This includes two more boilers and eight fermenters not yet build. After purchasing a farm overlooking the facility years ago, Buffalo Trace recently erected 18 rickhouses up there. Around 12 more rickhouses are planned for an industrial park that the company bought in London, KY in late 2022.</p> <p>Altogether this will let the distillery fill 2,400 barrels per day, up from the current pace of 1,200 to 1,500.</p> <p>Growth elsewhere includes <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2022/01/25/buffalo-trace-distillery-tourism-record-numbers-visit/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">eye-popping tourism</a>. The Frankfort visitor center/gift shop tripled in size during Covid. Good thing. After 450,000 people visited this distillery in 2022, a whopping 597,000 made the pilgrimage last year.</p> <p>Elsewhere, innovations go on. An experimental line continues after producing the likes of Daniel Weller, and E.H. Taylor Amaranth and Four Grain. The latter, we were told, will return soon enough, once stocks come of age.</p> <p>Additional experimentation happens in the cooler of Warehouse B, where barrels rest in a colder environment meant to slow aging. Eagle Rare 25, released last year, spent the end of its aging time here.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Heaven Hill Distillery</strong></h2> <p>Following the general themes of this whiskey trip, expansion and premiumization <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/08/31/heaven-hill-springs-distillery-bardstown-new-still-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">continue apace</a> at Heaven Hill Distillery. This leading producer recently opened a newly renovated $19-million visitor center that matches anything in California’s wine country. Also, the company is constructing two to three new rickhouses a year, while also tearing down and replacing older ones.</p> <p>“Last year, my directive from [owner] Max Shapira was to make all of the bourbon that I could and then make a little bit more,” master distiller Conor&nbsp;O&#8217;Driscoll told a group of visiting journalists.</p> <p>Heaven Hill has helped lead the charge in American whiskey premiumization. Top-shelf lines like Parker’s, Old Fitzgerald and Heritage Collection, plus innovations like Elijah Craig and Larceny Barrel Proof, have helped lift the entire industry up to new levels of quality and value. Expect more of the same moving forward.</p> <p>“Turns out that we’re very good at extra-aged bourbons,” O&#8217;Driscoll said. “We want to talk about all the cool stuff that we do.” Hence why Elijah Craig Barrel Proof’s label recently changed to reveal each release’s exact age statement, down to the month. “We want to show these different age statements, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 years, showing all the great stuff that can come from the same mash bill.”</p> <p>For those following the controversy around <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/09/13/elijah-craig-barrel-proof-c923-heaven-hill/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C923</a>, we may have an answer. For the unfamiliar, this bottle — which deservedly landed atop many Best of 2023 lists — allegedly tasted different depending on the laser code on the back, which began with either A22 or A23. Were these two separate blends? “No,” answered O&#8217;Driscoll. “There was no difference between the laser codes. They were different bottling runs on different days.”</p> <p>Same juice, but separate bottling runs on separate days. Is that the cause behind ECBP C923’s A22/A23 laser code debate? My suggestion is to try both bottles and let your palate decide.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>James B. Beam Distilling Co.</strong></h2> <p><a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/02/27/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-2023-whiskey-trends/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Last year</a> at Jim Beam, an off-hand comment hinted at a special, much-anticipated release in the future. This year, an overturned barrel poured cask strength for us confirmed the rumors: Booker’s Rye will return.</p> <p>When? And at what age statement? These remain a mystery. “I don’t think they’ll let us go as long as the first one, which was 13 years old,” hinted co-master distiller Fred Noe.</p> <p>The juice he and his team poured for us was five years old. How much more time does it need? I’m no Noe, but the barrel proof Booker’s rye we sipped was among the most rich, complex and memorable pours on a trip that included approximately 8,000 drams. Do not miss this release, whenever it is.</p> <p>Elsewhere, the recently opened Fred&nbsp;B.&nbsp;Noe Distillery continues experimental projects. These include different flavoring malts and rye. “The global and national whiskey markets are always moving, so it’s all about being the first one there,” said co-master distiller Freddie Noe (Fred’s son). “We’re looking for a product that’s a standalone hit, or a piece of something else down the line.”</p> <p>One experiment releasing in the near future is a double barreled whiskey finished in Worcestershire sauce, Freddie added.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Michter’s Distillery</strong></h2> <p>To anyone who follows whiskey religiously, it should come as no surprise which media tour was the most impeccably choreographed and executed. Michter’s is the confluence of quality and consistency, the result of whiskey-making at the highest technical level.</p> <p>Today this includes robots. Michter’s Shively facility, located in the historic distilling city of the same name, has incorporated robotic systems into the production line.</p> <p>“We’re using robots for activities that are not as value-added,” said master of maturation and COO Andrea&nbsp;Wilson. For instance: Putting glasses on the bottling line, or packing cases onto a palate. “This gives us opportunity to use team members with skills for things we really value,” Wilson added. “We’re repurposing people from these areas onto other lines, such as our single barrel and specialty lines.”</p> <p>Current construction includes an additional rickhouse, broken into two units that can both hold 20,000 barrels apiece. As for additional projects, “We have plans for expansion,” said president Joseph J. Magliocco, “but only if our quality remains the same.”</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>George Dickel</strong></h2> <p>Naturally, we did not visit this brand’s Cascade Hollow Distilling plant, located about 250 miles south of Louisville in Tennessee. But master distiller and general manager Nicole Austin, among the brightest young minds in the industry, did lead a Dickel tasting at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society.</p> <p>Tasting through a number of Dickel whiskeys, including the award-winning Bottled in Bond series, the question came up: What of the whiskey reviewers online who constantly criticize Dickel for its alleged waxy, Fruity Pebbles flavor?</p> <p>“Mistakenly, people assume that our standard bottle is also the house style, as opposed to just a flavor in that standard bottle,” Austin said. “But that flavor only shows up intermittently in our other stocks.”</p> <p>This is partly why she created the <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2021/06/14/george-dickel-bourbon-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">George Dickel 8 Year Bourbon</a>, and <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2021/05/16/nicole-austin-george-dickel-bottled-in-bond/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Bottle in Bond series</a>. (Austin told us she expected two BiB releases this year.)</p> <p>“There are so many entrenched opinions about Dickel, so I wanted to create something that could change minds and, candidly, win awards,” Austin said. “I wanted to show people that we were one of the great heritage distilleries.”</p> <p>“But it is very difficult to change people’s minds,” she added. “I would have thought that the general information around sourcing [like the popular Blue Note line] would have changed people’s minds. I assumed it would have bolstered Dickel’s reputation.”</p> <p>Despite Austin’s palpable disappointment that some consumers still mistake one tasting note for an entire brand portfolio, there are signs of tides turning on whiskey social media.</p> <p>On <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/2413084849003199" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Connecticut Bourbon &amp; Whiskey Enthusiasts</a>, New England’s largest whiskey Facebook page with 5,300 members, a recent thread on Dickel revealed more positivity than not. “People hate on dickel without trying it because they read a stranger on the internet thought it tastes like flintstones vitamins. The bib is great,” wrote one user. “Don’t let other peoples opinions influence your decisions!” added another fan.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Yellowstone Bourbon</strong></h2> <p>Yellowstone is another brand with roots in Kentucky’s legendary Beam family, under the helm of master distiller Stephen Beam. The brand itself dates back to 1872, passing through several hands in the subsequent century and a half. Today it’s owned by MGP, after the company acquired Luxco in 2021.</p> <p>Whiskey drinkers typically think of Yellowstone for producing overperforming single barrel picks. Why does this distillery consistently put out SiBs that shine at their price point?</p> <p>“Our single barrels come from older barrels, all column still, not a blend of column and pot like our other bourbons,” said Beam. Additionally, the tasting process for the picks is conducted blind, and at all proofs.</p> <p>The brand also continues to experiment with different barrel finishes. “We try very hard every day to make the same whiskey, which is great, but also kind of boring,” Beam said. “I also like to get creative with things. When we first started here in 2010, finishing had a bad rap. Now, it’s all the rage.”</p> <p>On the subject of all the rage, whiskey brand centers are multiplying across Kentucky. Literally next door to Yellowstone’s Limestone Branch Distillery — in the middle of nowhere in rural Lebanon, KY — rises the $240-million brand home of Jefferson’s Bourbon, under construction by Diageo.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading"><strong>Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.</strong></h2> <p>Like Yellowstone, Peerless also originated in a past century: 1881. The company was in and out of business before a fifth-generation descendent of the founder restarted the brand in 2014.</p> <p>These days the brand has a big reputation for a smaller producer. Fewer than 30 people work at Peerless in Louisville, which fills only 10-12 barrels per day. There’s a one-story rickhouse onsite, and another of the same size offsite.</p> <p>Peerless is best known for its Double Oaked, which is already back on allocation for 2024. Single barrels are also popular from this producer, which dedicates 10% of its annual output to the program. Plans do not call for expansion here quite yet, as Peerless eyes a future with increasing competition.</p> <p>Including from former staff. Last summer, master distiller Caleb Kilburn and chief operating officer Cordell Lawrence both departed to form Eastern Light Distilling. With an investment of $143.7 million, this newly launched company in Morehead (about two hours east of Louisville) is part of the next big whiskey trend in Kentucky: An enormous explosion in contract distilling. (For more on this, see my follow-up piece in the weeks coming.)</p> <p>What does all this mean for the Kentucky bourbon industry? Especially when you factor in reports that craft spirits sales have leveled off (albeit at a high number). Ask around the industry and the answer is: Let the good times roll. Foreign markets are opening up more to American whiskey, while waves of tourists pour into Kentucky, thirsty for bourbon and education. Follow whiskey social media, and every day somebody posts that they are new to whiskey and looking for recommendations.</p> <p>Until these consumers trends shift — and there’s no imminent signs they will — the modern Kentucky bourbon boom will roll along for the foreseeable future.</p> <p><em>Kyle Swartz is editor of Beverage Dynamics. Reach him at <a href="https://cannabisregulator.com/interview-what-2023-holds-for-cannabis-companies/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">kswartz@epgmediallc.com</a>. Read his recent pieces, <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2023/12/18/alcohol-shipping-delivery-dtc-direct-to-consumer-legal/">Consumer Demand Drives Alcohol Shipping Growth</a> and <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/01/22/how-retailers-will-handle-allocated-whiskey-in-2024/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">How Retailers Will Handle Allocated Whiskey in 2024</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/28/kentucky-bourbon-distilleries-trends-2024-whiskey/">What’s New at Your Favorite Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> MIDLETON CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/02/midleton-celebrates-40th-anniversary.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:a9f05685-16f9-7822-8ad3-15184f750d7a Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:16:25 +0000 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Irish Distillers, has announced the launch of a special limited-edition release, to mark the 40th anniversary of its Midleton Very Rare brand.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Midleton Very Rare 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition (53.1% ABV) is a blended Irish whiskey, comprised of single pot still and single grain whiskeys - spanning four decades in age, which was finished in a Ruby Port cask.<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/AVvXsEiQoWdjBhp0wRW3HnHEaI8o4MC4DyAdocv5UBLtTg0QEGhCMzfn_PfTm4IeXG3xamhXJ2fWNxgn18ebaJdwduUX3DZwfduyOMrAtiZHvgFr7EOrZWmI08QcJDW-km81yAtOKOUE5Z4Md-7ddDxsRl5Z0ZTjlrKnZvS0f7Q_MT3iNqny97SQdHBugIfJokc/s920/Midelton%20Ruby%2040%20Year%20Old.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="778" data-original-width="920" height="339" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiQoWdjBhp0wRW3HnHEaI8o4MC4DyAdocv5UBLtTg0QEGhCMzfn_PfTm4IeXG3xamhXJ2fWNxgn18ebaJdwduUX3DZwfduyOMrAtiZHvgFr7EOrZWmI08QcJDW-km81yAtOKOUE5Z4Md-7ddDxsRl5Z0ZTjlrKnZvS0f7Q_MT3iNqny97SQdHBugIfJokc/w400-h339/Midelton%20Ruby%2040%20Year%20Old.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Midleton Very Rare 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">This latest release was created to combine liquids originally laid down by each of the revered Midleton Master Distillers, Barry Crockett, Brian Nation and Kevin O’Gorman.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">In 1984, Barry Crockett set out to craft the most outstanding Irish whiskey ever made with a passion fuelled by the rich distilling history of Midleton. Blending together the finest raw ingredients, the most advanced techniques and a dedicated team of craftspeople, he unveiled the very first Midleton Very Rare release. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Forty years on, to mark this historic occasion, a selection of three exceptional casks from each of the Master Distillers covering the era of Midleton Very Rare were chosen to create the Midleton Very Rare 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Each of casks, individually filled by each Master Distiller in their respective eras, contained a unique blend of the finest pot still and grain distillates dating back to the early 1980s. Bringing each unique liquid together to create an extraordinary blend, O’Gorman gave the whiskey its final and defining touch by finishing the blend in a Ruby Port cask for nine months.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Kevin O’Gorman, Master Distiller, said:<i> “As we celebrate four decades since the inaugural launch of Midleton Very Rare, we are excited to create yet another milestone in Midleton Distillery’s extraordinary history with the launch of Midleton Very Rare 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition. This exquisite release brings influence from all three Master Distillers and not only helps us to preserve the knowledge of Midleton Distillery’s past Masters but builds on it by evolving the art of distillation and maturation with the addition of the ruby port cask. It has been a privilege to play a part in the creation of this pinnacle of Irish Whiskey and I look forward to continuing to evolve the Midleton Very Rare brand.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Midleton Very Rare 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition, is now available from select specialist retailers and global travel retail outlets for a RRP of €20,000.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Irish Distillers, has also announced the launch of its latest Midleton Very Rare Vintage bottling. The <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>2024 release (40% ABV) is a blended Irish whiskey, comprised of single pot still and single grain whiskeys, matured in first fill ex-American oak barrels and a small number of refill ex-American oak barrels. RRP: €240.<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> Frey Ranch Celebrates 10 Years With Market Expansion https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/frey-ranch-celebrates-10-years-with-market-expansion/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:5bdc3ffd-cfc0-3fb7-d49b-cd9c7d1d6bbe Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:49:37 +0000 <p>Over the past decade, Frey Ranch has grown from a small local operation to a nationally recognized brand.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/frey-ranch-celebrates-10-years-with-market-expansion/">Frey Ranch Celebrates 10 Years With Market Expansion</a></p> <figure id="attachment_79812" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79812" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="http://https://freyranch.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="wp-image-79812 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Frey-Ranch-Expands-Into-New-Markets.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Frey-Ranch-Expands-Into-New-Markets.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Frey-Ranch-Expands-Into-New-Markets-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Frey-Ranch-Expands-Into-New-Markets-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Frey-Ranch-Expands-Into-New-Markets-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79812" class="wp-caption-text">Image courtesy of Frey Ranch</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Frey Ranch, a renowned Nevada-based distillery, is marking its 10th anniversary with an impressive expansion into new markets, including Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Ohio, and Georgia. The brand will be rolled out to these new markets within the next 12 months.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Founded in 2014 by</span><a href="https://freyranch.com/founders/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Colby and Ashley Frey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the distillery has made a name for itself in the spirits industry with its farm-to-bottle approach. Over the past decade, Frey Ranch has grown from a small local operation to a nationally recognized brand.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To commemorate this milestone, the distillery is launching its award-winning bourbon and rye whiskeys into new markets, extending its reach to additional US states.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Colby Frey, the co-founder of Frey Ranch, expressed his excitement about the company&#8217;s growth and prospects. He said, &#8220;[w]e&#8217;re incredibly proud of the progress we&#8217;ve made since we laid down our first barrel 10 years ago. Now that we’ve put a significant stake in the ground in Nevada, we’re taking our farm-to-glass message to a wider audience of curious and discerning whiskey consumers. The rollout into these new markets over a 12-month period signifies that we’re taking a steady, but measured, approach to expanding our U.S. footprint.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Celebrating a decade of distilling excellence, Frey Ranch is set to unveil a special anniversary edition later this year, with the spotlight firmly on its slow-grown grains.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This exclusive release is strategically scheduled to align with the company&#8217;s annual Whiskey Harvest, which stretches from August to October. During this period the Frey Ranch team harvests and cultivates their slow-grown dent corn, winter wheat, barley, and rye. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These grains form the foundation of the brand&#8217;s extensive portfolio, which includes bourbons, ryes, and specialty whiskeys.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This meticulous cultivation stems from Frey Ranch&#8217;s long-serving motto: &#8220;Be good to the land and the land will be good to you&#8221;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For more information on how to purchase Frey Ranch whiskey,</span><a href="https://freyranch.com/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">visit their website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/frey-ranch-celebrates-10-years-with-market-expansion/">Frey Ranch Celebrates 10 Years With Market Expansion</a></p> Hood River Distillers Releases McCarthy’s 6-Year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey https://uswhiskeyreport.com/hood-river-distillers-releases-mccarthys-6-year-oregon-single-malt-whiskey-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hood-river-distillers-releases-mccarthys-6-year-oregon-single-malt-whiskey-2 U.S. Whiskey Report urn:uuid:f5f9f87b-9436-6ccb-2e42-59c46642f35b Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:44:08 +0000 <p>HOOD RIVER, Ore.— Hood River Distillers (HRD), the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer, bottler, and marketer of distilled spirits in the Northwest, has continued to innovate in the American Single Malt category with the limited release of McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, aged for six years in Oregon Oak casks and finished for 4 months in Oloroso Sherry Casks. The McCarthy’s Portfolio now includes McCarthy’s 3-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey finished in PX Sherry Casks and McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/hood-river-distillers-releases-mccarthys-6-year-oregon-single-malt-whiskey-2/">Hood River Distillers Releases McCarthy’s 6-Year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_6957" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6957" style="width: 416px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.hrdspirits.com/"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="wp-image-6957 size-full" src="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/78774788.all_.mccarthys.bottles-416x320-1.jpg" alt="Hood River Distillers" width="416" height="320" srcset="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/78774788.all_.mccarthys.bottles-416x320-1.jpg 416w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/78774788.all_.mccarthys.bottles-416x320-1-300x231.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 416px) 100vw, 416px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-6957" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Hood River Distillers</figcaption></figure> <p><strong>HOOD RIVER, Ore.</strong>— Hood River Distillers (HRD), the largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer, bottler, and marketer of distilled spirits in the Northwest, has continued to innovate in the American Single Malt category with the limited release of McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, aged for six years in Oregon Oak casks and finished for 4 months in Oloroso Sherry Casks.</p> <p>The McCarthy’s Portfolio now includes McCarthy’s 3-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey finished in PX Sherry Casks and McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks.</p> <p>Sourced from Spain, the finishing casks are shipped soon after draining to retain all the walnut and spice notes imparted by the wine. Oloroso Sherry is typically dry and produced by oxidative aging, allowing the slow development of sugar and flavors to build over time. The result is a blend inspired by the sherry and custom made for these casks.</p> <p>“Oloroso has long been one of our favorite sherries, and we are very excited about this latest release as it pushes our familiar profile in a lighter and brinier direction than previous editions,” said Caitlin Bartlemay, Head Distiller. “Our newest distiller Garrett Trotter took inspiration from Oloroso Sherry’s renowned balsamic and nutty flavors and put together a blend that is a sunny and welcoming dram.  This bottle of McCarthy’s spotlights the charm of America’s first single malt in a whole new way. With less smoke, more honey, and higher acid, this will make your summer sip memorable.”</p> <p>McCarthy’s 6-year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks will be available in limited quantities through retailers in Oregon, New York, Colorado, Texas, Washington state and California, as well as online.</p> <p><strong>Facts: </strong></p> <p>McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks</p> <p>Age: 6 years</p> <p>ABV: 56% / 112 Proof</p> <p>SRP: $120 (750ml)</p> <p><strong>Tasting Notes:</strong></p> <p>Nose: Cherry sawdust, warm pine pitch and marsh grass. A nose that is light and sunny. Closer to warm lakeside days than cold forest nights. The aroma hits with high summer energy and optimism making it unique compared to other McCarthy’s expressions.</p> <p>Palate: Light and juicy with a good deal of burned sugar and citrus. Back flavors of salt brine and sea spray make this the whiskey version of camping on the Oregon coast. The addition of an ice cube exposes the whiskey’s sweeter tones. With a baseline of sarsaparilla root and chicory, the higher tones of toasted cereal grain, orange peel and maple syrup shine.</p> <p>More than 25 years ago, founder Steve McCarthy ignited the American Single Malt Revolution, a fact that is supported by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission. In the pioneer tradition that made Oregon famous, McCarthy sourced two-row peat-malted barley from Scotland and found a local brewer to make the wash. Distilled in 60-gallon Holstein pot stills using single-pass distillation and non-chill filtration, McCarthy’s is aged in 36-month air dried Oregon Oak casks for a minimum of three years. McCarthy was the first U.S. distiller to use Oregon Oak in the early 1990s.</p> <p><strong>About Hood River Distillers</strong></p> <p>Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Hood River, Ore., Hood River Distillers is the Northwest’s largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer, and marketer of distilled spirits. Timberline Vodka, Forthwest Whisky, Big Gin, Batanga Tequila, Easy Rider Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Trail’s End Finished Small Batch Bourbon, DeGroff Bitter Aperitivo and New World Amaro, Clear Creek, McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt, Old Delicious, Sinfire Whisky, Lucid Absinthe Supe´rieure, ULLR Nordic Libation, Yazi Ginger Vodka, Lewis and Clark, HRD Vodka and the complete line of Monarch distilled spirits are distributed across the country.</p> <p>For More Information:<br /> <a href="https://www.hrdspirits.com/">https://www.hrdspirits.com/</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/hood-river-distillers-releases-mccarthys-6-year-oregon-single-malt-whiskey-2/">Hood River Distillers Releases McCarthy’s 6-Year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> Watershed Distillery to Release Batch 002 of Ohio Straight Rye Whiskey https://uswhiskeyreport.com/watershed-distillery-to-release-batch-002-of-ohio-straight-rye-whiskey/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watershed-distillery-to-release-batch-002-of-ohio-straight-rye-whiskey U.S. Whiskey Report urn:uuid:701fc531-0943-a235-7979-ebf5ac5d55cd Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:37:10 +0000 <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio— Watershed Distillery is unveiling the second batch of its exclusive and award-winning rye whiskey via online lottery. With just 100 bottles available, the Ohio whiskey maker will offer this barrel-strength straight rye whiskey via lottery beginning on Feb. 1. This follows the very successful launch of Batch 001 which received high accolades last year, bringing home a double gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as a double platinum medal from Fred Minnick’s ASCOT Awards. This super-limited release of only 100 bottles is made available at the highest proof of any of Watershed Distillery’s releases [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/watershed-distillery-to-release-batch-002-of-ohio-straight-rye-whiskey/">Watershed Distillery to Release Batch 002 of Ohio Straight Rye Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_6954" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6954" style="width: 1024px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.watersheddistillery.com/lottery"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-6954 size-large" src="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/watershed-distillery-focuscfo-blog-post-business-1024x512.webp" alt="Watershed Distillery " width="1024" height="512" srcset="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/watershed-distillery-focuscfo-blog-post-business-1024x512.webp 1024w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/watershed-distillery-focuscfo-blog-post-business-300x150.webp 300w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/watershed-distillery-focuscfo-blog-post-business-768x384.webp 768w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/watershed-distillery-focuscfo-blog-post-business.webp 1256w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-6954" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Watershed Distillery</figcaption></figure> <p><strong>COLUMBUS, Ohio</strong>— Watershed Distillery is unveiling the second batch of its exclusive and award-winning rye whiskey via online lottery. With just 100 bottles available, the Ohio whiskey maker will offer this barrel-strength straight rye whiskey via lottery beginning on Feb. 1.</p> <p>This follows the very successful launch of Batch 001 which received high accolades last year, bringing home a double gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, as well as a double platinum medal from Fred Minnick’s ASCOT Awards.</p> <p>This super-limited release of only 100 bottles is made available at the highest proof of any of Watershed Distillery’s releases to date—145.4 proof. Similar to the last, batch 002 explores a uniquely delicate spice characteristic derived by the use of more rye in the mash than corn or barley. The mash bill for this six-year rye results in a complex hit of molasses and pipe tobacco with enough room around its edges for notes of oatmeal and caramelized brown sugar to prevail.</p> <p>“We thought our rye was excellent when we launched it last year, and winning double gold for it was an incredibly exciting and affirming moment for the whole team,” shares Greg Lehman, founder of Watershed Distillery. “There are a lot of years of dedication and talented people that have gone into making this rye, and we couldn’t be more proud of the result.”</p> <p>While Watershed plans to continue production of its new offering with a permanent place in its portfolio in the future, only 100 winners will be selected via lottery for the opportunity to purchase this limited release. All lottery winners can purchase a bottle for $89.99 at Watershed Distillery’s bottle shop on February 24 from 12 pm to 4 pm. Must be 21 years or older to purchase. Limit one bottle per person; no shipping permitted by state law.</p> <p><strong>About Watershed Distillery</strong></p> <p>Watershed Distillery crafts the bestselling Ohio-made bourbon and gin portfolios, an award-winning vodka, and a variety of specialty and seasonal spirits, all embraced by a spirited community both near and far. Proudly founded and located in the heart of the Midwest, Watershed Distillery is inspired by dreamers and doers, the bold few who are never afraid to forge their own paths. It began with a gamble between two friends to trade in the comfort of the known for the dream of creating spirits that make history, not follow it. That dream has inspired us to create award-winning spirits since 2010.</p> <p>For More Information:<br /> <a href="https://www.watersheddistillery.com/lottery">https://www.watersheddistillery.com/lottery</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/watershed-distillery-to-release-batch-002-of-ohio-straight-rye-whiskey/">Watershed Distillery to Release Batch 002 of Ohio Straight Rye Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> New Riff Releases First Sour Mash Single Malt Whiskey https://uswhiskeyreport.com/new-riff-releases-first-sour-mash-single-malt-whiskey-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-riff-releases-first-sour-mash-single-malt-whiskey-2 U.S. Whiskey Report urn:uuid:c2c1216d-1601-920d-2228-2f5f47fefb1d Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:31:55 +0000 <p>NEWPORT, K.Y.— In line with the company’s commitment to both innovation and tradition, New Riff Distilling is releasing the first bottling of its Sour Mash Single Malt whiskey later this month. The distillery first shared the news about the Sour Mash Single Malt project in July 2023, but started distilling batches of malt whiskey back in 2014. A bold new concept in the time-honored Kentucky regimen, Sour Mash Single Malt weaves malty flavors with oaken age. “On one hand, it is entirely different from everything else we’ve ever made,” said co-founder Jay Erisman. “But on the other, it is entirely [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/new-riff-releases-first-sour-mash-single-malt-whiskey-2/">New Riff Releases First Sour Mash Single Malt Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_6948" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6948" style="width: 320px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.newriffdistilling.com"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="wp-image-6948 size-full" src="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/233171641.nrd_.sour-mash-single-malt.angle_.white_-320x320-1.png" alt="New Riff Distilling" width="320" height="320" srcset="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/233171641.nrd_.sour-mash-single-malt.angle_.white_-320x320-1.png 320w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/233171641.nrd_.sour-mash-single-malt.angle_.white_-320x320-1-300x300.png 300w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/233171641.nrd_.sour-mash-single-malt.angle_.white_-320x320-1-150x150.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 320px) 100vw, 320px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-6948" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: New Riff Distilling</figcaption></figure> <p><strong>NEWPORT, K.Y.</strong>— In line with the company’s commitment to both innovation and tradition, New Riff Distilling is releasing the first bottling of its Sour Mash Single Malt whiskey later this month. The distillery first shared the news about the Sour Mash Single Malt project in July 2023, but started distilling batches of malt whiskey back in 2014. A bold new concept in the time-honored Kentucky regimen, Sour Mash Single Malt weaves malty flavors with oaken age.</p> <p>“On one hand, it is entirely different from everything else we’ve ever made,” said co-founder Jay Erisman. “But on the other, it is entirely faithful to our mission to be a ‘new riff on an old tradition,’ using the sour mash regimen to explore another classic whiskey tradition.”</p> <p>The earliest distillations of the guarded internal project started in the first few months of the distillery’s existence. Over the years, they’ve explored additional mashbills and barrels, filling barrels at 110 proof and letting them age quietly in Northern Kentucky.</p> <p>Anticipated to be released annually, the exact blend of New Riff Sour Mash Single Malt will change slightly from year to year. The 2023 release, comprised of five of the six recipes, consists of whiskey distilled from 2014-2016, ranging from 7 to 8 years old.</p> <p>Six different mashbills have been created using a range of different malted barleys and a variety of cask types, Erisman said, which are vatted together into one harmonious expression. The mashbills include four whiskeys made with 100% barley varietals—Golden Promise, Maris Otter, Chevallier heirloom barley, and Scottish peated barley malt—as well as two beer-inspired mashbills based on classic Barleywine and Belgian Quadrupel recipes. Each offers a distinct flavor profile.</p> <p>The malt whiskeys have matured in a variety of barrels, ranging from new charred oak, de-charred toasted oak, red wine casks, Portuguese brandy casks, classic sherried oak casks, and more.</p> <p>“American Single Malt is a growing category in the whiskey industry and pending legislation will give it a firm identity — but even within that, we believe New Riff Sour Mash Single Malt is a complex and provocative malt whiskey enterprise,” Erisman said.</p> <p>Expect a “kaleidoscopic malt whiskey experience,” Erisman said. “Most of all, it is huge in body and mouthfeel due to the Kentucky regimen of sour mashing and column still distillation in a way that malt whiskeys from other regions rarely develop.”</p> <p>Sour Mash Single Malt, 100% malted barley, MSRP $69.99/750mL, will be bottled at cask strength, and like all New Riff products, without chill filtration. It will be available at New Riff’s distillery gift shop in Newport, Ky., and at select retailers across New Riff’s national distribution network beginning in early October.</p> <p><strong>About New Riff</strong></p> <p>Kentucky born and urban bred, New Riff is an independently-owned distillery in Northern Kentucky — the gateway to bourbon country. In 2014, founder Ken Lewis, a visionary Kentucky liquor retailer and entrepreneur, saw a need for a new riff on an old tradition when it came to Kentucky bourbon. The Newport, Ky., distillery produces bourbon, rye and Kentucky Wild Gin. Bourbon and rye are made with traditional sour mash methods and bottled-in-bond without chill filtration. Bourbon and rye are also available in single barrel selections, and the distillery boasts a popular private barrel selection program. New Riff sources its water from an aquifer under the distillery, accessed via a 100’ deep private well and providing water with four times as much dissolved minerals than found in other water supplies. New Riff believes in transparency, so all products feature an age statement and the mashbills are public. The modern venue hosts a variety of events and offers an on-site tasting and cocktail bar, The Aquifer.</p> <p>For More Information:<br /> <a href="https://www.newriffdistilling.com">https://www.newriffdistilling.com</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/new-riff-releases-first-sour-mash-single-malt-whiskey-2/">New Riff Releases First Sour Mash Single Malt Whiskey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> Glasgow Distillery Tweet Tasting https://www.thewhiskywire.com/2024/02/glasgow-distillery-tweet-tasting.html The Whisky Wire urn:uuid:06cfac87-bb43-62ca-39d5-f284b1f68274 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:21:02 +0000 Listen up Dram Fam! Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading and sensory story led Tweet Tastings over on Twitter / X, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on March 27th, we’ll be teaming up again with our very good friends at The Glasgow Distillery, to pour and explore our way through another selection of their stunning sensory stories – headlined by three dramspankingly NEW The Single Cask Is Offering A Whisky Lover Their Dream Job https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/the-single-cask-is-offering-a-whisky-lover-their-dream-job/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:a857c29c-720e-47c0-5033-291cfeebda2e Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:18:42 +0000 <p>Independent bottling company, The Single Cask, is planning to recruit whisky lovers to a panel of ‘Taste Masters’. </p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/the-single-cask-is-offering-a-whisky-lover-their-dream-job/">The Single Cask Is Offering A Whisky Lover Their Dream Job</a></p> <figure id="attachment_79809" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79809" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://www.thesinglecask.co.uk/blogs/family-stories/who-nose-best-our-dream-job-for-the-dram-lover" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="wp-image-79809 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Single-Cask-Job-Offer.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Single-Cask-Job-Offer.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Single-Cask-Job-Offer-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Single-Cask-Job-Offer-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/The-Single-Cask-Job-Offer-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79809" class="wp-caption-text">Image courtesy of The Single Cask &amp; Minty Communications</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Independent bottling company, The Single Cask, is planning to recruit whisky lovers to a panel of ‘Taste Masters’ to help in the selection of whiskies for bottling. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dram drinkers around the UK will be extremely excited by this job opportunity, for which applications are now open. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Single Cask bottles, you guessed it, whiskies from single casks, selected from their warehouse of over 3,000 casks located in Glenrothes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new ‘Taste Masters’ will nose and taste expressions and aid in the selection of such bottlings for the range of “exciting and entertaining” whiskies. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Applicants will be expected to have creativity and personality, as well as experience in writing tasting notes that accurately reflect the experience of tasting the whisky. Jan Damen, General Manager at TSC, said “want our first-ever ‘Taste Master’ panel to understand the beauty and emotional power of single cask whisky and help more whisky fans come with us on this extraordinary journey”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The position will initially be part-time with flexible hours but is expected to expand as the business grows. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To find out more about the role, and to submit your application, visit </span><a href="https://www.thesinglecask.co.uk/blogs/family-stories/who-nose-best-our-dream-job-for-the-dram-lover"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Single Cask website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">About The Single Cask </span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Single Cask (TSC) is a unique independent bottling company that has been making waves in the whisky industry. Founded by Ben and Cindy Curtis in 2010, TSC started with a modest beginning of only four casks. Over the next five years, the couple diligently searched for the perfect casks to add to their collection, focusing on quality rather than quantity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The company prides itself on handpicking every cask, ensuring each bottle offers a unique whisky experience to its customers. Their outreach expanded in 2015 when TSC Singapore Bar was opened, catering to an Asian customer base.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Over the years,  the company has carved out a significant niche in the market, becoming a go-to for whisky enthusiasts seeking something beyond standard distillery releases.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/the-single-cask-is-offering-a-whisky-lover-their-dream-job/">The Single Cask Is Offering A Whisky Lover Their Dream Job</a></p> GLASGOW DISTILLERY LAUNCHES A TRIO OF NEW SMALL BATCH SERIES RELEASES https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/02/glasgow-distillery-launches-trio-of-new.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:3bb19649-2832-4c35-81ff-346f0766cd6a Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:31:07 +0000 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>The multi-award-winning Glasgow Distillery, has today announced the launch of three new expressions from its limited-edition Small Batch Series.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The latest releases from the Glasgow’s Distillery ongoing range of bottlings that demonstrate the versatility of the three whisky making styles produced by the contemporary urban distillery, include its first using Calvados and Manzanilla Sherry casks, as well as revisiting Tequila cask maturation.<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/AVvXsEgzCfPpMibeoCr9uAViFHcPFnhIDiadg7S4SmobbfGDonf85EVwQ3-mha-UOrtB5g3sFwvFOSSNfK1LNltR1SMi282Z7tUyYl62re0uEU4i-BhZ3ChEpyUoZubk99FNKZGAwhDnTKcv9ExKr268kr5UX7a5S6Tksjrz6FFHsCku3kr9jofaALaqkYfjEiE/s1243/Glasgow%20G1770%20Small%20Batch%20Series%20-%20Tequila%20Cask%20Finish%20Manzanilla%20Cask%20Calvados%20Cask%20Finish.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="932" data-original-width="1243" height="300" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgzCfPpMibeoCr9uAViFHcPFnhIDiadg7S4SmobbfGDonf85EVwQ3-mha-UOrtB5g3sFwvFOSSNfK1LNltR1SMi282Z7tUyYl62re0uEU4i-BhZ3ChEpyUoZubk99FNKZGAwhDnTKcv9ExKr268kr5UX7a5S6Tksjrz6FFHsCku3kr9jofaALaqkYfjEiE/w400-h300/Glasgow%20G1770%20Small%20Batch%20Series%20-%20Tequila%20Cask%20Finish%20Manzanilla%20Cask%20Calvados%20Cask%20Finish.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Glasgow Distillery launches a trio of new Small Batch Series releases</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Glasgow 1770 Calvados Cask Finish (58.7% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, produced using unpeated double distilled spirit, which was filled into a first fill ex-Bourbon cask on May 23rd 2017. It was then finished for two years and five months in a Calvados French brandy cask.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Glasgow 1770 Manzanilla Sherry Cask (59% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, produced using unpeated double distilled spirit, which was laid down to mature on March 12th 2018 in a refill Manzanilla Sherry butt, that was previously used to mature peated single malt scotch whisky.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Glasgow 1770 Tequila Cask Finish (55.3% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, produced using triple distilled spirit, which was filled into a first fill ex-Bourbon cask on February 3rd 2018. It was then finished for two years and six months in a Tequila cask.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Mike Hayward, Co-Founder of The Glasgow Distillery, said: <i>“Glasgow 1770 Calvados Cask Finish marks our first venture into Calvados finishing, using a cask that had previously been used for maturing the traditional apple-based French brandy that is produced in the Normandy region of France, offering notes of fresh green apples, poached pears, and baked apple pie.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">He went onto say: <i>“Our previous bottling of double distilled spirit finished in a Tequila Cask was so popular that we decided to go one step further, finishing our lighter and more delicate triple distilled whisky style in a Tequila Cask, resulting in a whisky packed with notes of rich honey, lemon and lime citrus, and honeydew melon.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">He concluded by saying: <i>“Finally, we have our first Manzanilla Sherry Cask matured single malt, a lusciously complex whisky with notes of saline smoke, tropical papaya and rich plum. The whisky comes from a single cask which has spent over five years maturing in a Manzanilla Sherry Butt from a bodega in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, an area of Spain famed for its unique climate and production methods. This cask previously held our peated double distilled new make spirit, contributing a touch of smoke which marries perfectly with saline honey and floral chamomile notes gained from the Manzanilla.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Glasgow 1770 Calvados Cask Finish (limited to 270 bottles), Glasgow 1770 Manzanilla Sherry Cask (limited to 813 bottles), Glasgow 1770 Tequila Cask Finish (limited to 272 bottles), are now available from the distillery website and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £59.00 each.<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> Pernod Ricard Invests $217 Million in a New Indian Whisky Distillery https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/pernod-ricard-invests-217-million-in-a-new-indian-whisky-distillery/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:033aa5db-b808-24eb-51c5-9bc9a03ad853 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 09:18:48 +0000 <p>Pernod Ricard has announced plans to invest $217 million in the construction of a new Indian whisky distillery. </p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/pernod-ricard-invests-217-million-in-a-new-indian-whisky-distillery/">Pernod Ricard Invests $217 Million in a New Indian Whisky Distillery</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79805 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pernod-Ricard-has-invested-millions-in-a-new-Indian-whisky.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pernod-Ricard-has-invested-millions-in-a-new-Indian-whisky.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pernod-Ricard-has-invested-millions-in-a-new-Indian-whisky-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pernod-Ricard-has-invested-millions-in-a-new-Indian-whisky-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pernod-Ricard-has-invested-millions-in-a-new-Indian-whisky-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pernod Ricard, a renowned player in the spirits industry, has announced plans to invest $217 million in the construction of a new malt distillery in India. The facility will be located in Butibori, an industrial suburb in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The project is expected to be completed within three years and create up to 800 jobs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The distillery is anticipated to have a daily output of 60,000 liters of whisky. Pernod Ricard is committed to using sustainable methods in the operation of the distillery and will source grain from local farmers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jean Touboul, CEO of <a href="https://www.pernod-ricard.com/en/locations/india">Pernod Ricard India</a>, expressed enthusiasm about the project, stating it aligns with their efforts to &#8220;Make and Innovate in India&#8221;. He also expressed confidence that this initiative would elevate India&#8217;s standing as a &#8220;key player in the production of high-quality malt&#8221;.</span></p> <figure id="attachment_79806" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79806" style="width: 1230px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-79806 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/A-new-Indian-whisky-distillery-will-be-built-in-Nagpur.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/A-new-Indian-whisky-distillery-will-be-built-in-Nagpur.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/A-new-Indian-whisky-distillery-will-be-built-in-Nagpur-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/A-new-Indian-whisky-distillery-will-be-built-in-Nagpur-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/A-new-Indian-whisky-distillery-will-be-built-in-Nagpur-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79806" class="wp-caption-text">The distillery will be located in Nagpur, India.</figcaption></figure> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://www.maharashtra.gov.in/">Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis</a> spoke positively about the project. He believes that the distillery will spur economic growth in the region, create employment opportunities, and support the development of ancillary industries and services. The project will also provide a steady income for regional farmers, promoting &#8220;agricultural diversity and stability&#8221;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This investment comes after Pernod Ricard faced legal issues in the country. In July, their L-1 liquor license was rejected by the New Delhi High Court due to allegations of cartelization and money laundering. Regardless of these issues, the company&#8217;s investment in India appears to be a financially savvy move.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">India&#8217;s spirits market is projected to generate revenue of $29.6 billion in 2024. <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=indian+whisky+">Indian whisky</a> sales reportedly grew by 340% in August 2023 <a href="https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2023/08/demand-for-indian-single-malt-now-rivals-scotch/">according to The Drinks Business</a>. This new distillery is expected to contribute significantly to this growing market.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-news-parent-category/pernod-ricard-invests-217-million-in-a-new-indian-whisky-distillery/">Pernod Ricard Invests $217 Million in a New Indian Whisky Distillery</a></p> Our 5 favourite Mother’s Day cocktail recipes https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/our-5-favourite-mothers-day-cocktail-recipes.aspx Master of Malt Blog urn:uuid:27026b46-c768-c262-f873-f362e14d9455 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 09:00:56 +0000 <div><img width="770" height="512" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x681.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Two glasses of whiskey sour cocktail close up" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x681.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x511.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-376x250.jpg 376w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1052x700.jpg 1052w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x798.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1255w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></div> <p>Mother&#8217;s Day is a special occasion to celebrate whoever you call mum, and spoil them with something special. Working at Master of Malt, our way of treating the women in...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/our-5-favourite-mothers-day-cocktail-recipes.aspx">Our 5 favourite Mother&#8217;s Day cocktail recipes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog">Master of Malt Blog</a>.</p> <div><img width="770" height="512" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x681.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Two glasses of whiskey sour cocktail close up" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x681.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x511.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-376x250.jpg 376w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1052x700.jpg 1052w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x798.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1255w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></div><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mother&#8217;s Day is a special occasion to celebrate whoever you call mum, and spoil them with something special. Working at Master of Malt, our way of treating the women in our life is usually by shaking (or stirring) up a delicious cocktail for them. Whether you&#8217;re planning a brunch, a dinner, or just a simple get-together, these cocktail recipes are sure to impress and make your Mother&#8217;s Day celebration the tastiest one yet. And if</span><strong> </strong>you need more inspiration, check out our <strong><a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/mothers-day/">Master of Malt Mother’s Day Gift Finder.</a></strong></p> <h2><b>Mother&#8217;s Day drinks</b></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now, let&#8217;s dive into some delicious cocktail recipes that are perfect for Mother&#8217;s Day.</span></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-54416" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg" alt="French 75 cocktail with lemon hard seltzer instead of champagne. Summer refreshing beverage, drink on a table with bartenders accessories for mixology" width="770" height="514" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-375x250.jpg 375w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1050x700.jpg 1050w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/french-75-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1254w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></p> <h3><b>1. French 75</b></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">35ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/ableforths/bathtub-gin/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bathtub Gin</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">15ml fresh lemon juice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">5ml sugar syrup (or more to taste)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">100ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/champagne/veuve-clicquot/veuve-clicquot-brut-yellow-label-12-5-champagne/">Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dash of <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/bitters/fee-brothers-orange-bitters/">Fee Brothers Orange Bitters</a></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a Champagne flute. Top up with chilled Champagne, stir, add a dash of bitters and garnish with a lemon twist. </span></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-54419" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x681.jpg" alt="Two glasses of whiskey sour cocktail close up" width="770" height="512" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x681.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x511.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-376x250.jpg 376w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1052x700.jpg 1052w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x798.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/whisky-sour-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1255w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></p> <ol start="2"> <li><b> Apricot Whisky Sour</b></li> </ol> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">50ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/singleton-of-dufftown-12-year-old-whisky/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">30ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/liqueurs/giffard/giffard-abricot-liqueur-70cl/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Giffard Apricot</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">30ml lemon juice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">2 dashes bitters</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">1 egg white</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lemon twist to garnish</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Add all the ingredients to the shaker and dry shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Fill with ice and shake hard again, then double strain into a chilled tumbler and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.</span></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-54417" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg" alt="Refreshing Tequila Strawberry Margarita with Lime" width="770" height="514" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-375x250.jpg 375w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1050x700.jpg 1050w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/margarita-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1254w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></p> <h3><b>3. Strawberry Basil Margarita</b></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">25ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/tequila/rooster-rojo/rooster-rojo-reposado-tequila/">Rooster Rojo Reposado Tequila</a></span></li> <li aria-level="1">25ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/liqueurs/remy-cointreau/cointreau-triple-sec-orange-liqueur/">Cointreau</a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">25ml lime juice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">25ml strawberry puree</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">2-3 basil leaves</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Salt for rimming</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lime wedge for garnish</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a shaker, muddle the basil leaves. Add Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and strawberry puree with ice. Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.</span></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-54418" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg" alt="Summer spritz cocktail with champagne, cucumber, lemon and mint in wine glasses on the table" width="770" height="514" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-375x250.jpg 375w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1050x700.jpg 1050w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/spritz-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1254w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></p> <h3><b>4. Springtime Gin Spritz</b></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">50ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/6-o-clock/6-oclock-elderflower-gin/">6 O&#8217;clock Elderflower Gin</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">10ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/fruit-purees/finest-call/finest-call-white-peach-puree/">Peach puree</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">100ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/wine/folonari/folonari-prosecco-wine/">Prosecco</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Soda to top</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cucumber ribbon to garnish</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Add the gin and peach puree to a glass and stir. Add ice, and top with Prosecco and soda.</span></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-54415" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg" alt="Refreshing Coconut Daiquiri with Rum" width="770" height="514" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-375x250.jpg 375w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1050x700.jpg 1050w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/daiquiri-mothers-day-master-of-malt.jpg 1254w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></p> <h3><b>5. Coconut Daiquiri</b></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">50ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/rum/project-173/project-173-coconut-rum/">Project #173 Coconut Rum</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">25ml Lime juice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">10ml <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/fruit-purees/monin/monin-mango-puree/">Mango puree</a></span></li> </ul> <p>Shake ingredients with plenty of ice and double strain into a chilled Martini or coupe glass. Serve with a wedge of pineapple on the side.</p> <h2><b>Tips for Making the Perfect Mother&#8217;s Day Cocktails</b></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Use fresh ingredients: Fresh fruits, herbs, and juices will make your cocktails taste better and more vibrant.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don&#8217;t be afraid to experiment: Mix and match different flavours and ingredients to create your own unique cocktails.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Use quality spirits: Invest in good quality spirits to make a great base to your serves.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Don&#8217;t forget the garnish: A well-chosen garnish can add a touch of elegance, while also making your cocktails look more appealing.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keep it simple: You don&#8217;t need a lot of fancy equipment or ingredients to make delicious cocktails. Stick to simple recipes like the ones above and use what you have on hand.</span></li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/our-5-favourite-mothers-day-cocktail-recipes.aspx">Our 5 favourite Mother&#8217;s Day cocktail recipes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog">Master of Malt Blog</a>.</p> Jack Daniel’s Launches New Batches of 12-Year-Old and 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/02/jack-daniels-launches-new-batches-of-12-year-old-and-10-year-old-tennessee-whiskey/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:81a60a0d-78ec-3393-1b25-33b16fdcbe0f Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:04:07 +0000 Jack Daniel’s Launches New Batches of 12-Year-Old and 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 and 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 3, available now in limited quantities across the US, are the latest releases in the brand’s annual Aged Series Lynchburg, Tennessee (February 5, 2024) – The Jack Daniel Distillery today announced the release [&#8230;] <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-124202 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/JDD-Logo-BLK-1024x791.webp" alt="" width="326" height="252" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/JDD-Logo-BLK-1024x791.webp 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/JDD-Logo-BLK-300x232.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/JDD-Logo-BLK-768x593.webp 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/JDD-Logo-BLK-1536x1187.webp 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/JDD-Logo-BLK-2048x1583.webp 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 326px) 100vw, 326px" /></p> <p class="has-text-align-center" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Jack Daniel’s Launches New Batches of 12-Year-Old and 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey</strong></p> <p class="has-text-align-center" style="text-align: center;"><em>Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 and 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 3, available now in limited quantities across the US, are the latest releases in the brand’s annual Aged Series</em></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-135198" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Jack_Daniels_10_12.webp" alt="" width="600" height="338" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Jack_Daniels_10_12.webp 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Jack_Daniels_10_12-300x169.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Jack_Daniels_10_12-768x432.webp 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Lynchburg, Tennessee (February 5, 2024)</strong> – The Jack Daniel Distillery today announced the release of Batch 2 of its 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey and Batch 3 of its 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey. The expressions are the latest in the Jack Daniel’s Aged Series, an annual release of age-stated expressions launched in 2021 to honor the brand’s whiskey-making traditions.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">“Our Jack Daniel’s Aged Series has given us the opportunity to produce modern whiskeys that simultaneously capture the essence of the liquid Mr. Jack created over 150 years ago,” said Chris Fletcher, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller. “These releases embody the artistry, passion and craftsmanship that define Jack Daniel’s legacy, and I’m excited for our friends to enjoy this year’s batches of special whiskeys.”</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">While batches within the Aged Series will have slight variations, the predominant notes of oak, butterscotch and tobacco can be found in each whiskey. Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Batch 2 has predominant notes of pipe tobacco, oak, and butterscotch, while Jack Daniel’s 10-Year-Old Batch 3 is oak-forward with layers of fruit and cocoa.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">Both expressions were charcoal mellowed and aged in new, toasted, and charred American white oak barrels first in the upper floors of our barrelhouse before being relocated to the lower ricks to extend the maturation process. Both share the same grain bill as the classic Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey of 80% corn, 12% malted barley and 8% rye.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 is offered at 107 proof (53.5% abv) and Jack Daniel’s 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 3 at 97 proof (48.5% abv). They are available in limited quantities across the United States this month in 700 mL bottles for suggested retail prices of $94.99 and $84.99, respectively.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">For more information, visit<a href="http://www.jackdaniels.com/"> </a><a href="http://www.jackdaniels.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.jackdaniels.com</a>.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;"><strong>About Jack Daniel’s</strong></p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Double Mellowed Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, Jack Daniel’s Bonded, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">Please Drink Responsibly.</p> <p class="has-text-align-left" style="text-align: justify;">Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey, 53.5% alc. by vol. and Jack Daniel’s 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey, 48.5% alc. by vol., Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee. JACK DANIEL’S is a registered trademark. ©2024 Jack Daniel’s. All rights reserved.</p> Laphroaig 27 Years Old 1981 – Bottle #277 – Aberdeen Whisky Shop News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/02/laphroaig-27-years-old-1981-bottle-277-aberdeen-whisky-shop-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:07d83ec0-73e1-c6bd-581f-d656e5f4fdf0 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:02:45 +0000 &#160; Laphroaig 27 Years Old 1981 &#8211; Bottle #277 £3,250.00 This 27 year old single malt whisky from Laphroaig Distillery on the Isle of Islay, is a very limited release, distilled in 1981. Bottled from a combination of 5 Oloroso Sherry casks, hand selected by the master blender and distillery manager in 2008. Natural cask [&#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> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Laphroaig 27 Years Old 1981 &#8211; Bottle #277</strong></div> <div><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-135233 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Picture3.jpg" alt="" width="402" height="402" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Picture3.jpg 402w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Picture3-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Picture3-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 402px) 100vw, 402px" /></div> <div></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>£3,250.00</strong></p> <div></div> </div> <div></div> <div style="text-align: justify;">This 27 year old single malt whisky from Laphroaig Distillery on the Isle of Islay, is a very limited release, distilled in 1981. Bottled from a combination of 5 Oloroso Sherry casks, hand selected by the master blender and distillery manager in 2008. Natural cask strength without chill filtration or artificial colouring.  Bottle #277 of 736.</div> <div></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <p><strong><a href="https://jjpj.omnicamp1.com/link/65b7e2b94e99961a41a341f8/65b7e29e03310d08af9e3665/6251f6945cd61800203d1c71?signature=a94890a65cf340924d6e477182ba5dec4a03d925231ef3dd3abc3713078952ea" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Shop now</a></strong></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-135234" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Laphroaig-1024x804.webp" alt="" width="502" height="394" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Laphroaig-1024x804.webp 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Laphroaig-300x236.webp 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Laphroaig-768x603.webp 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Laphroaig-1536x1206.webp 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/AWS-Laphroaig.webp 1920w" sizes="(max-width: 502px) 100vw, 502px" /></p> <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 Whisky Exchange ~ Available Now: The Glenlivet The Twelve Elements – Scotch Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/02/the-whisky-exchange-available-now-the-glenlivet-the-twelve-elements-scotch-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:53a63f12-e937-e8e4-eb26-82540b3df557 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:01:35 +0000 THE GLENLIVET: THE TWELVE ELEMENTS The Glenlivet: The Twelve Elements, an extraordinary 50-year-old single malt whisky limited to just twelve bottles, is now available to buy on The Whisky Exchange Cabinet. One of the smallest and oldest releases from this iconic Speyside distillery, the collection has been crafted from a harmonious marriage of two exquisite [&#8230;] <h4><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-133420 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/TWE-Logo-Proper-2.jpg" alt="" width="299" height="104" /></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://clickom.emails.thewhiskyexchange.com/f/a/ENhoPgL-U0x2uQ23TPnwvA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRnuF5AP0UFNDowOjCEKAFodHRwczovL2NhYmluZXQudGhld2hpc2t5ZXhjaGFuZ2UuY29tL3RoZS1nbGVubGl2ZXQtdGhlLXR3ZWx2ZS1lbGVtZW50cz9vbV9jYW1wYWlnbj1vbW1lX2JkNGIyMWJmLWIzYV8xNDMyMDNfNTA1ODUwJm9tX3Byb2ZpbGU9MmNiNi03YWMzZWUtMDI1YjQzYWMmb21fc2VuZD0yODZiODViZmQyMmU0NDQ5OGQ4NmYwOWZiY2UxNzBhNyZ1dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249MjFfMDJfMjRfY2FiaW5ldF9nbGVubGl2ZXRfbGF1bmNoJnV0bV9jb250ZW50PWVuZ2FnZWQmdXRtX21lZGl1bT1uZXdzbGV0dGVyJnV0bV9zb3VyY2U9b21ldHJpYVcHb21ldHJpYUIKZc9A2dVlhUHVtVIWbGF3cmVuY2VncmFoYW1Ac2hhdy5jYVgEAAABlQ~~">THE GLENLIVET: THE TWELVE ELEMENTS </a></h4> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-135227" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/TWE-Picture1-2.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="378" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/TWE-Picture1-2.jpg 650w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/TWE-Picture1-2-300x189.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Glenlivet: The Twelve Elements, an extraordinary 50-year-old single malt whisky limited to just twelve bottles, is now available to buy on The Whisky Exchange Cabinet. One of the smallest and oldest releases from this iconic Speyside distillery, the collection has been crafted from a harmonious marriage of two exquisite casks meticulously selected from The Glenlivet’s finest ageing spirit by cask master Kevin Balmforth.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The collection pays homage to the twelve elements that come together to create The Glenlivet single malt, from Air and Barley to Fire and Wood. Each bottle features its own unique label artwork, and is accompanied by three 5cl samples at 48, 49 and 50 years old, giving owners a rare insight into the journey of a truly extraordinary whisky.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The collection is available to view and buy now. For any help with creating your account or purchasing on The Whisky Exchange Cabinet, please contact us at <a href="https://clickom.emails.thewhiskyexchange.com/f/a/3tG8NqLhWHdxBV1_vLSM1g~~/AAAAAQA~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">cabinet@thewhiskyexchange.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://clickom.emails.thewhiskyexchange.com/f/a/Ns0RqnhZD1GZUx9-CW6k4g~~/AAAAAQA~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" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em> </em> SHOP THE TWELVE ELEMENTS<em> </em></a></strong></p> Whisky Wednesday Reviews – Scotch Malt Whisky Society 19.90 Chilled Toddy (Glen Garioch) – Scotch Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2024/02/whisky-wednesday-reviews-scotch-whisky-news-62/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:e7ff71dd-019f-1d71-4ac2-3fd6506ea4d6 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:00:32 +0000 https://youtu.be/aNYsWJoj6dE Scotch Malt Whisky Society 19.90 Chilled Toddy (Glen Garioch) 54% The SMWS are such a solid stepping stone for everyone who is into whisky. Would you like it single barrel, cask strength, and as naturally presented as possible? Then they&#8217;re the people to go and see! I was in Edinburgh last year when I [&#8230;] <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PHIL.jpg"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-84378" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PHIL.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="333" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PHIL.jpg 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/PHIL-300x199.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-133321" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/smws.ca-1-1024x296.png" alt="" width="500" height="145" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/smws.ca-1-1024x296.png 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/smws.ca-1-300x87.png 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/smws.ca-1-768x222.png 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/smws.ca-1.png 1275w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://youtu.be/aNYsWJoj6dE" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/aNYsWJoj6dE</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Scotch Malt Whisky Society 19.90 Chilled Toddy (Glen Garioch) 54%</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The SMWS are such a solid stepping stone for everyone who is into whisky. Would you like it single barrel, cask strength, and as naturally presented as possible? Then they&#8217;re the people to go and see!</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">I was in Edinburgh last year when I decided to become a member, and I&#8217;m happy to say that it&#8217;ll be renewed as soon as it can. The trickiest bit, as is with any single barrel selections, is deciding what you want. It took me a good month or two before I could click checkout on things that really appealed to the nerd in me. This is the final of two bottles that we&#8217;re going to talk about.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Glen Garioch &#8211; I love this place. Since a late rediscovery of their standard whiskies in 2023, the appreciation train for this very old school Highland distillery is still speeding along the tracks at good pace. A deep, nutty, dry, chocolate style of single malt whisky that has all of this dripping, lingering spice notes that just make it feel almost infinite.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This SMWS bottling is sourced from first fill bourbon, cask strength, and all the good stuff! At a price of £130 per bottle, this really hits everything that the SMWS is about for me. Great casks, great liquid, reasonably priced in the modern world of whisky, and something to cherish in every glass.</p> Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish 8 Year Rye https://whiskeyapostle.com/2024/02/penelope-tokaji-cask-finish-8-year-rye/ Whisk(e)y Apostle: Proselytizing the way of the malt urn:uuid:35bab97c-5a38-a0e3-e7f8-062a71b5f557 Wed, 28 Feb 2024 05:00:57 +0000 <p>Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish 8 Year Straight Rye Whiskey 53% ABV $90 Website We would like to thank Penelope Bourbon and BYRNE PR for sending us a sample to review. What the Producer Says Rich and decadent, Tokaji Cask Finish straight rye whiskey captures the late harvest notes of Tokaji wine from Hungary, once dubbed, [&#8230;]</p> The post <a href="https://whiskeyapostle.com/2024/02/penelope-tokaji-cask-finish-8-year-rye/">Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish 8 Year Rye</a> first appeared on <a href="https://whiskeyapostle.com">Whisk(e)y Apostle: Proselytizing the way of the malt</a>. New York Distilling Revives An Heirloom Rye For Their Whiskey https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/new-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:743880bd-9618-7fbe-f013-de32a0b7601f Tue, 27 Feb 2024 21:07:33 +0000 When Allen Katz and Tom Potter founded The New York Distilling Company (NYDC) in 2011, they started with the idea of developing a rye whiskey that captured the flavors and history of New York, a concept that has since been embodied as the regional &#8220;Empire Rye.&#8221; For their part, NYDC has now made their decade-old ... <div>When Allen Katz and Tom Potter founded The New York Distilling Company (NYDC) in 2011, they started with the idea of developing a rye whiskey that captured the flavors and history of New York, a concept that has since been embodied as the regional &#8220;Empire Rye.&#8221; For their part, NYDC has now made their decade-old vision a reality with <a href="https://usw2.nyl.as/t1/259/8k3vr571sx3qp15o0rdg2s2ox/4/ad7e7a0b3976555308fafa00aba6f343184e76d5d5a4ebae9dae31e8969abcbb" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jaywalk Straight Rye</a>, built on an historic varietal of rye native to New York.</div> <div></div> <div>Jaywalk Straight Rye&#8217;s journey started with a small envelope of just 10 seeds. Aided by the small-grains experts at Cornell University&#8217;s College of Agriculture, the search began for a varietal with deep historic and distilling roots in New York. Research and experimentation led the team to Horton Rye &#8211; a singularly unique grain whose origins date back to 17th century Rye, New York &#8211; and began the process that would create Jaywalk Rye.</div> <div></div> <div>Horton&#8217;s size – significantly smaller than conventional rye &#8211; packs a concentration of sugars, minerals and starch compounds that make for a truly distinct flavor profile; and a rare one at that, as most distilling enterprises wouldn&#8217;t consider cultivating a grain with yields that would limit commercial profitability. That didn&#8217;t matter to Katz and the team&#8217;s ongoing pursuit of outstanding flavor. NYDC partnered with Pedersen Family Farm in Seneca Falls, one of the largest organic farms in New York, to grow all of their rye. &#8220;We started in a series of ceramic pots, moved to a greenhouse and then to field tests. In all, it took 5 years just to have enough rye to start distilling.&#8221; says Katz.</div> <div></div> <div>As fields were planted and harvested, the initiative has grown to more than 200 acres under cultivation. During those years the distilling, aging and blending began under the care and guidance of co-founder and Head Distiller, Bill Potter. The team experimented with six, seven, and eight-year old whiskey, all aged in 53-gallon char #3 oak barrels, and created its landmark blend: Jaywalk Straight Rye. &#8220;We bring forward flavors beyond the generic &#8216;spice&#8217; too easily associated with contemporary rye whiskies,&#8221; said Katz. &#8220;The use of Horton Rye in every blend affords a focus on darker caramelized sugars and a subtle range of tropical fruits from candied pineapple and mango on the palate and honeyed notes of ripe apricot on the nose.&#8221;</div> <div></div> <div>Jaywalk Straight Rye is bottled at 92 proof and its artfully crafted blend makes it an ideal ingredient for rye-based cocktails. Use it as a go-to when you&#8217;re in the mood for an authentic Manhattan or soothing Old Fashioned. &#8220;Rye whiskey was instrumental in the earliest days of American cocktail culture,&#8221; says Katz, &#8220;and when we designed Jaywalk Rye, we wanted it to be a delicious drinking rye with the versatility to shine in cocktails.&#8221;</div> <div></div> <div>Jaywalk Straight Rye is joined by two other labels under the Jaywalk imprint, both of which are built on the Horton rye varietal. Jaywalk Bonded Rye showcases a blend of exclusively 7-year-old whiskey at 100 proof and Jaywalk Heirloom Rye is an annual offering of scrupulously selected single barrels, bottled at cask strength (114-116 proof).</div> <div></div> <div>All of Jaywalk&#8217;s offerings showcase flavors that are distinctly New York, but a sip of the spirit also captures something more: a hint of New York&#8217;s essence. Jaywalk&#8217;s name was inspired by the unwritten attitude that pervades the streets of the distiller&#8217;s hometown. &#8220;New Yorkers are dreamers,&#8221; says Katz. &#8220;Whether you&#8217;re born here or feel compelled to make this city your home, we share a drive to find joy in personal creativity, our own as well as others. It&#8217;s not a city for everyone.&#8221; For Katz and the Potters, New York provided the catalyst to be entrepreneurs, to understand and be unafraid in pursuit of a dream.</div> <div></div> <div>Jaywalk Straight Rye is available at a suggested retail price of $50 for 750ml, Jaywalk Straight Bonded Rye is available at a suggested retail price of $55 for 750ml, and Jaywalk Heirloom is available at a suggested retail price of $119 for 700ml.</div> <p><a class="a2a_button_facebook" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/facebook?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&amp;linkname=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" title="Facebook" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/twitter?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&amp;linkname=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" title="Twitter" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_email" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/email?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&amp;linkname=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" title="Email" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_reddit" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/reddit?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&amp;linkname=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" title="Reddit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/pinterest?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&amp;linkname=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" title="Pinterest" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/linkedin?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&amp;linkname=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" title="LinkedIn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fnew-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey%2F&#038;title=New%20York%20Distilling%20Revives%20An%20Heirloom%20Rye%20For%20Their%20Whiskey" data-a2a-url="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/new-york-distilling-revives-an-heirloom-rye-for-their-whiskey/" data-a2a-title="New York Distilling Revives An Heirloom Rye For Their Whiskey"></a></p> Whisky Review: Meikle Tòir The Turbo https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-meikle-toir-the-turbo/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:495f0a21-95ed-2d7c-3d8f-ed78eb33ba3a Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:00:25 +0000 <p>We review Meikle Tòir The Turbo, a peated Scotch single malt aged for five years in a combination of three American virgin oak casks and five Oloroso hogsheads.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-meikle-toir-the-turbo/">Whisky Review: Meikle Tòir The Turbo</a></p> <figure id="attachment_79690" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79690" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-79690" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Meikle-Toir-The-Turbo.jpg" alt="Meikle Tòir The Turbo review" width="700" height="471" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Meikle-Toir-The-Turbo.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Meikle-Toir-The-Turbo-446x300.jpg 446w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79690" class="wp-caption-text">We review Meikle Tòir The Turbo, a peated Scotch single malt aged for five years in a combination of three American virgin oak casks and five Oloroso hogsheads. (image via The GlenAllachie)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: The party behind this whisky gave us a review sample. <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Per our editorial policies</a>, this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. It should also be noted that <a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/meikle+toir+the+turbo?referring_site=TWW" target="_blank" rel="noopener">clicking the buy link</a> in this review earns our site a small referral payment,</em><em> which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.</em></p> <p>The GlenAllachie Distillery in Scotland has legendary master distiller Billy Walker at its helm, who took it over from previous ownership in 2017 alongside some partners. Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes in the heart of Speyside, one of Walker&#8217;s early goals was to develop a peated whisky for GlenAllachie. To this end, in 2018, his team laid down the first casks of what, five years later, has become known as the new <a href="https://meikletoir.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Meikle Tòir</a> (meaning Big Pursuit) lineup.</p> <p>As part of this peated whisky focus, Walker used mainland peat from St. Fergus versus the more well-known Islay peat. Mainland peat, formed from the breakdown of trees versus herbs and seaweed common to Islay, creates what he describes as &#8220;a much sweeter smoke style.&#8221; GlenAllachie is producing only 100,000 liters of this alcohol annually across just six weeks each year.</p> <p>Furthermore, all Meikle Tòir expressions are subjected to a lengthy fermentation time of 160 hours – nearly triple the industry average – which the Walker feels &#8220;adds a fruity, ester-rich character to the subsequent whisky.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;Every element of the production process was carefully considered to ensure our vision was met,&#8221; said Walker at the time of this whisky&#8217;s release. &#8220;It’s not about accelerating the journey; it’s about expanding the experience. One of the key decisions was to significantly extend the fermentation period to 160 hours, creating thick, ester-rich distillate. Another was to use mainland peat, which delivers a more oaky style of smoke. These choices, along with the use of quality oak casks, are all factors steering us in our pursuit of peated perfection.&#8221;</p> <p>The whisky I&#8217;m reviewing today, Meikle Tòir The Turbo, is one of four making up this brand&#8217;s core lineup. Aged for five years in a combination of three American virgin oak casks and five Oloroso hogsheads, this peated Scotch has a 50% ABV and a peat rating of 71 ppm. It is of natural color and is non-chill filtered, priced at $75.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-meikle-toir-the-turbo/">Whisky Review: Meikle Tòir The Turbo</a></p> Whiskey Review: Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-redwood-empire-foggy-burl-single-malt-whiskey/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:7e92717e-ce53-0594-94a2-b941591048b0 Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:00:22 +0000 <p>We review Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey, made from seven different malts and drawn from toasted and char three barrels of 100% malted barley.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-redwood-empire-foggy-burl-single-malt-whiskey/">Whiskey Review: Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey</a></p> <figure id="attachment_79741" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79741" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-79741" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Redwood-Empire-Foggy-Burl-Single-Malt-Whiskey.jpg" alt="Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey review" width="700" height="585" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Redwood-Empire-Foggy-Burl-Single-Malt-Whiskey.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Redwood-Empire-Foggy-Burl-Single-Malt-Whiskey-359x300.jpg 359w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79741" class="wp-caption-text">We review Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey, made from seven different malts and drawn from toasted and char three barrels of 100% malted barley. (image via Redwood Empire Whiskey)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: The party behind this whiskey gave us a review sample. <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Per our editorial policies</a>, this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. It should also be noted that <a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/redwood+empire+foggy+burle+single+malt+whisky+sonoma+county+north+coast+california+usa?referring_site=TWW" target="_blank" rel="noopener">clicking the buy link</a> in this review earns our site a small referral payment,</em><em> which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.</em></p> <p>California&#8217;s Redwood Empire Whiskey, since its founding in 2015, has been influenced by the rugged iconography of the Redwood Empire, a loosely defined region of the northern part of the state stretching from San Francisco up to the Oregon border. A good portion of this coastal area is covered by redwood forests, something the distillery supports in protecting by partnering with non-profits to plant one tree for every bottle sold. Up to this point, over 1,000,000 trees have been planted.</p> <p>Founder <span class="xn-person">Derek Benham</span> and master distiller <span class="xn-person">Jeff Duckhorn, with a strong belief the region&#8217;s temperate climate and humidity allow for &#8220;a slow, even extraction of flavor during the whiskey aging process,&#8221; have sourced older barrels from select distilleries across the nation and blended them with their own distillate. Described as now having the largest rick house in <span class="xn-location">California</span>, Redwood Empire Whiskey reserves more of its own distillate for 100% grain-to-glass expressions and increasingly features aged whiskeys distilled onsite. </span></p> <p>The latest releases from this distillery encompass what&#8217;s called the Small Lot Series, which is focused on applying its in-house style to products with a specific focus. The whiskey I&#8217;m reviewing today, <a href="https://redwoodempirewhiskey.com/whiskey/foggy-burl-single-malt-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey</a>, is part of this series. Made from seven different malts, this first batch was drawn from just 27 toasted and char three barrels of 100% malted barley. Bottled at 99 proof, it is priced around $100.</p> <p>The namesake Foggy Burl references an old coastal redwood growth tree that reaches some 347 feet into the air.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whiskey-review-redwood-empire-foggy-burl-single-malt-whiskey/">Whiskey Review: Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Whiskey</a></p> A short history of Scotch whisky: from ancient origins to the present day https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/a-short-history-of-scotch-whisky-from-ancient-origins-to-the-present-day.aspx Master of Malt Blog urn:uuid:09706d0a-7187-19f6-7f87-058df4cfe153 Tue, 27 Feb 2024 09:47:37 +0000 <div><img width="770" height="466" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-1024x620.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Torabhaig Allt Gleann" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-1024x620.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-300x182.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-768x465.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-380x230.jpg 380w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-1100x666.jpg 1100w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></div> <p>Just what you ordered for a miserably cold/ unseasonably warm late-winter day. A brief history of our favourite thing in the whole world Frazzles… sorry… no, Scotch whisky.  The origins...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/a-short-history-of-scotch-whisky-from-ancient-origins-to-the-present-day.aspx">A short history of Scotch whisky: from ancient origins to the present day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog">Master of Malt Blog</a>.</p> <div><img width="770" height="466" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-1024x620.jpg" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Torabhaig Allt Gleann" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-1024x620.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-300x182.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-768x465.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-380x230.jpg 380w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery-1100x666.jpg 1100w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Torabhaig-distillery.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 770px) 100vw, 770px" /></div><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Just what you ordered for a miserably cold/ unseasonably warm late-winter day. A brief history of our favourite thing in the whole world Frazzles… sorry… no, <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/country/scotch-whisky/">Scotch whisky</a>. </span></p> <p><b>The origins of Scotch whisky</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Like most good things, the origins of <strong>Scotch whisky</strong> are something of a mystery. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Distillation is believed to have been introduced to Scotland, probably by monks but it may have been incredibly advanced aliens, in the 15th century. The earliest recorded mention of spirit production in Scotland dates back to 1496, in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, where it is referred to as ‘aqua vitae,’ Latin for ‘water of life’ or in Gaelic ‘uisge beatha’ which became ‘whisky’. Initially, whisky was produced in small quantities for medicinal purposes, such as treating colic and smallpox, or as a means to keep warm in the cold Scottish climate.</span></p> <div id="attachment_36431" style="width: 563px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-36431" class=" wp-image-36431" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Goerge-Smith-pistols-Copy-1-1024x720.jpg" alt="" width="553" height="389" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Goerge-Smith-pistols-Copy-1-1024x720.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Goerge-Smith-pistols-Copy-1-300x211.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Goerge-Smith-pistols-Copy-1-768x540.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 553px) 100vw, 553px" /><p id="caption-attachment-36431" class="wp-caption-text">The actual pistols belonging to George Smith founder of Glenlivet</p></div> <p><b>Scotch whisky goes legit</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The imposition of taxes on malt and distillation in the 18th century led to widespread resistance and the rise of illegal distillation and smuggling in the Scottish Highlands. By the late 18th century, it was estimated that over half of Scotland&#8217;s whisky output, including sought-after malt whiskies like Glenlivet, was produced illegally.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk/discover/story-of-scotch/the-1823-excise-act">The Excise Act of 1823</a> marked a turning point, making it easier for distillers to operate legally by reducing the hefty taxes and allowing licensed distilleries to flourish. This act laid the foundation for the modern Scotch whisky industry, encouraging the establishment of many of today&#8217;s well-known distilleries such as <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/the-glenlivet-whisky-distillery/">Glenlivet</a> (this time legally) and <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/the-macallan-whisky-distillery/">Macallan</a>, both founded in 1824. Scotch whisky was probably very different to how it is today. Some whisky would have been drunk unaged or even flavoured like gin.</span></p> <div id="attachment_44189" style="width: 476px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-44189" class=" wp-image-44189" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Aeneas-Coffey.jpg" alt="Aeneas Coffey" width="466" height="334" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Aeneas-Coffey.jpg 679w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Aeneas-Coffey-300x215.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 466px) 100vw, 466px" /><p id="caption-attachment-44189" class="wp-caption-text">It&#8217;s Aeneas Coffey!</p></div> <p><b>Innovation and global expansion</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the Lowland region another kind of whisky had developed which was made on a more industrial scale using various grains, not just malted barley, by vast distilleries like Kilbagie in Fife. Much of the spirit would have been sent south to London to be turned into gin. It didn’t have the best reputation, Robbie Burns described it as “most rascally liquor.” He much preferred the characterful Highland malt whiskies. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 19th century witnessed significant innovations that shaped the future and flavour of Scotch whisky. The invention of a continuous still by Dubliner <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/whisky-heroes-aeneas-coffey-exciseman-distiller-and-inventor.aspx">Aeneas Coffey</a> in 1831 allowed for the more efficient production of grain whisky, which, when blended with the more traditional malt whisky, resulted in the creation of blended Scotch whisky. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pioneered by shopkeepers like <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/bells-branded-whisky/">Arthur Bell</a> in Perth and <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/johnnie-walker-whisky/">John Walker</a> in Kilmarnock, blended whisky greatly expanded the market for Scotch, making it more accessible and affordable. Meanwhile blenders were learning how the spirit was improved by ageing in casks that previously held sherry, Port, rum or wine. The latter half of the 19th century saw Scotch whisky gaining popularity worldwide, bolstered by the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phylloxera">phylloxera epidemic</a> in France that devastated grape crops and reduced wine and Cognac production leading consumers to turn to whisky.</span></p> <div id="attachment_54494" style="width: 461px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-54494" class=" wp-image-54494" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pattisons-whisky.jpg" alt="Pattisons whisky" width="451" height="379" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pattisons-whisky.jpg 679w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pattisons-whisky-300x252.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Pattisons-whisky-297x250.jpg 297w" sizes="(max-width: 451px) 100vw, 451px" /><p id="caption-attachment-54494" class="wp-caption-text">Pattisons whisky advert &#8211; grrrrrr!</p></div> <h5><b>Boom and bust</b></h5> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The booming Scotch whisky industry was brought to a shuddering halt in the late 19th century when Pattison’s,  </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">a whisky blending and distilling company, began to unravel. The brothers Robert and Walter Pattison had been engaging in fraudulent practices including overvaluing their assets, creating false invoices, and paying dividends out of capital rather than profits. Their actions  contributed to a speculative bubble in the whisky industry at the time, which saw inflated prices for whisky stocks. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pattisons collapsed in 1898 and the whisky bubble burst. The aftermath saw widespread financial ruin among investors, the closure of many distilleries and consolidation in the industry. This was followed by a tightening of regulations and an increased emphasis on integrity and quality in the Scotch whisky industry. In 1909 a </span><a href="https://www.glengoyne.com/news/1909-royal-commission-a-little-known-detail-by-gordon-dallas-blog#:~:text=He%20was%20later%20knighted%20for,and%20oak%20would%20come%20later!"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Royal Commission</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ruled that in order to be classified as Scotch whisky, it had to be made in Scotland, matured in barrels, and could be a blend of grain and malt spirits which is more or less how Scotch whisky is defined to this day. </span></p> <div id="attachment_18037" style="width: 513px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-18037" class=" wp-image-18037" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/j_bmartin2000x1500-1024x768.jpg" alt="Dean Martin J&amp;B" width="503" height="377" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/j_bmartin2000x1500-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/j_bmartin2000x1500-300x225.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/j_bmartin2000x1500-768x576.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/j_bmartin2000x1500-200x150.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 503px) 100vw, 503px" /><p id="caption-attachment-18037" class="wp-caption-text">Dean Martin took a special giant bottle of J&amp;B with him wherever he went</p></div> <h5><b>War and Prohibition</b></h5> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The early 20th century was a difficult time for Scotch whisky with World War One when at one point distillation was completely outlawed to save grain for food. It was then followed by Prohibition in 1919 in the US which made exports to Scotch whisky’s biggest market difficult. But it was also an opportunity which some took with both hands: London wine merchants Berry Bros &amp; Rudd and Justerini &amp; Brooks developed their own blends specifically for the lucrative American market, <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/cutty-sark-branded-whisky/">Cutty Sark</a> and <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/j-and-b/j-and-b-rare-whisky/">J&amp;B</a> respectively. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the US whiskey industry had been destroyed and Ireland was in trouble, Scotch whisky was in the perfect place to capitalise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Consolidation in the industry continued with John Walker &amp; Son and Buchanan-Dewar merging with </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL) in 1925. The Second World War put the brakes on Scotch whisky. Grain was once again diverted to feed people rather than making delicious drinks though Churchill lobbied to get the industry going again to raise much needed currency… and probably because he wanted something to drink. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The post-war era was marked by further expansion and consolidation within the industry, with many independent distilleries being acquired by larger companies as well as the building of new distilleries like </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tormore, Tomintoul and Tamnavulin</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> (and that’s just the ‘t’s) to feed the ever-growing appetite for blended Scotch whisky.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> The latter part of the 20th century also saw the Scotch whisky industry embracing modern marketing techniques and expanding its global reach, with significant growth in markets such as Asia and North America. The big brands like Johnnie Walker and <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/dewars-branded-whisky/">Dewar’s</a> became truly international. </span></p> <div id="attachment_34157" style="width: 573px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-34157" class=" wp-image-34157" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ff154e11-ddda-4e20-83fc-1cfa43e90fb2-1024x683.jpg" alt="whisky advent glenfiddich ipa cask" width="563" height="375" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ff154e11-ddda-4e20-83fc-1cfa43e90fb2-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ff154e11-ddda-4e20-83fc-1cfa43e90fb2-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ff154e11-ddda-4e20-83fc-1cfa43e90fb2-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ff154e11-ddda-4e20-83fc-1cfa43e90fb2.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 563px) 100vw, 563px" /><p id="caption-attachment-34157" class="wp-caption-text">Gaze upon the actual Glenfiddich distillery.</p></div> <h5><strong>The rise of single malts</strong></h5> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But there was change afoot when William Grant &amp; Sons </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">broke the mould by marketing its <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenfiddich-whisky-distillery/">Glenfiddich</a> as a single malt in the 1960s, at a time when this category was virtually unknown. Glenfiddich’s success inspired other distilleries such as Macallan, <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/glenfarclas-whisky-distillery/">Glenfarclas</a> and Glenlivet to follow suit. By the 1980s, single malt Scotch whisky was an important part of the business.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite the growth of single malt whisky, the industry once again expanded too much and demand could not keep up. The 1980s saw the creation of what was known as the ‘whisky loch’ &#8211; thousands of gallons of unsold whisky. Once again many distilleries were closed or mothballed including some that would later become legendary for the quality of their single malt whisky like <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/port-ellen-whisky-distillery/">Port Ellen</a>, <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/rosebank-whisky-distillery/">Rosebank</a> and <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/brora-whisky-distillery/">Brora</a>. Meanwhile other big names such as <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/ardbeg-whisky-distillery/">Ardbeg</a> and <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/bruichladdich-whisky-distillery/">Bruichladdich</a> nearly disappeared. Despite the woes of the industry, the 1990s and early 00s were good times to be a Scotch whisky drinker because there was an excess of high quality aged whisky.</span></p> <div id="attachment_49423" style="width: 567px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-49423" class=" wp-image-49423" src="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-1024x739.jpg" alt="The-Macallan-The-Reach" width="557" height="402" srcset="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-1024x739.jpg 1024w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-300x217.jpg 300w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-768x554.jpg 768w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-346x250.jpg 346w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-970x700.jpg 970w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach-1178x850.jpg 1178w, https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/The-Macallan-The-Reach.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 557px) 100vw, 557px" /><p id="caption-attachment-49423" class="wp-caption-text">Macallan Reach &#8211; distilled in 1940</p></div> <h5><b>Scotch whisky today</b></h5> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The legal definition of Scotch whisky has evolved over time, with the Scotch Whisky Act of 1988 and the Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009 providing a comprehensive legal framework that defines Scotch whisky&#8217;s production, labelling, and ageing requirements. These regulations ensure that any spirit labelled as ‘Scotch whisky’ adheres to strict standards.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since the lows of the 1990s, once again Scotch whisky has recovered and prospered. Prices of rare whiskies from the likes of Macallan have gone through the roof, buoyed up by low interest rates while age statement single malts have become increasingly expensive. Distilleries began releasing ever older and more lavishly packaged whiskies to cash in on demand from the investment market. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today, Scotch whisky is a major contributor to the Scottish economy, with exports reaching billions of pounds annually. The industry continues to innovate while maintaining the traditions that have made Scotch whisky beloved worldwide. Distilleries are experimenting with new ageing techniques, barrel types, and styles while also focusing on sustainability and environmental responsibility.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Production has increased dramatically in recent years. Scotch whisky producers have to think a minimum of five years ahead and often much longer. In 2018 Glenlivet increased </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">capacity by nearly 10 million litres</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. That’s a hell of a lot of whisky. At the other end of the scale there has been a growth in smaller distilleries such as Ardnahoe on Islay, <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/distilleries/torabhaig/">Torabaigh</a> on Skye and the Isle of Raasay distillery, no prizes for guessing where that one is.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At the moment, the Scotch whisky industry is confident that demand will keep up with supply but history suggests that at some point there will be another bust. </span></p> <p><strong>Want to learn more? Read our <a href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/guides/whisky-guides/">Whisky Guides</a>.</strong></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog/post/a-short-history-of-scotch-whisky-from-ancient-origins-to-the-present-day.aspx">A short history of Scotch whisky: from ancient origins to the present day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.masterofmalt.com/blog">Master of Malt Blog</a>.</p> Glenglassaugh Portsoy Scotch Review https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/glenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:fdb6a9c2-5bb6-e028-379f-09999c286abe Tue, 27 Feb 2024 08:02:39 +0000 By Richard Thomas Rating: B When Brown-Forman bought the BenRiach Group, they acquired not just BenRiach, but also Glendronach and Glenglassaugh. The acquisition marked the first foray into Scotch Whisky for a company best known for Jack Daniel&#8217;s, and they&#8217;ve stuck with the trio of malt distilleries these last seven and a half years. This ... <p><em><strong>By Richard Thomas</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Rating: B<br /> </strong></p> <div id="attachment_21937" style="width: 300px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/glenglassaugh_portsoy.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-21937" decoding="async" class="size-medium wp-image-21937" src="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/glenglassaugh_portsoy-290x300.jpg" alt="" width="290" height="300" srcset="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/glenglassaugh_portsoy-290x300.jpg 290w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/glenglassaugh_portsoy.jpg 585w" sizes="(max-width: 290px) 100vw, 290px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-21937" class="wp-caption-text">Glenglassaugh Portsoy<br /><i>(Credit: Brown-Forman)</i></p></div> <p>When <a href="https://investors.brown-forman.com/investors/news-releases/press-release/2016/Brown-Forman-Completes-Acquisition-of-The-GlenDronach-BenRiach-and-Glenglassaugh-Single-Malt-Scotch-Whiskies/default.aspx">Brown-Forman bought the BenRiach Group</a>, they acquired not just BenRiach, but also Glendronach and <a href="https://www.glenglassaugh.com/">Glenglassaugh</a>. The acquisition marked the first foray into Scotch Whisky for a company best known for Jack Daniel&#8217;s, and they&#8217;ve stuck with the trio of malt distilleries these last seven and a half years. This past autumn, Glenglassaugh received a facelift and a revamp of its core line, now centered around three single malts: <a href="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/01/glenglassaugh-12-year-old-scotch-review-013024/">the 12 Year old</a>, <a href="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/glenglassuagh-sandend-scotch-review-020824/">Sandend</a> and Portsoy.</p> <p>The Portsoy single malt is named for a village near the distillery, and is the peated entry of the three. It&#8217;s a no age statement (NAS) malt, aged in a mix of ex-bourbon, Sherry and Port casks. It is also bottled at 49.1% ABV, which is high for a Scotch Whisky, which typically tends to peak at 46% ABV unless it is bottled at cask strength.</p> <p><strong>The Scotch<br /> </strong>Portsoy has a light amber coloring in the glass. The nose isn&#8217;t quite Islay, nor should it be: the peat of the mainland is noted for burning hotter, and consequently not as smoky, as the peat of the islands. So the coastal saline and smoky influences are more restrained; a base of caramel, licorice and fruity sweetness accented by a briny, soy umami and a whiff of smoke. That umami aspect turns earthy once it gets on your palate, causing some of the other elements to evolve into something more chocolatey along with it. Accordingly, the salty note becomes less sea spray and more artisanal candy.</p> <p>Peatheads will find Portsoy underwhelming, but the truth is peatheads tend to find peated whiskies from the Highlands and especially Speyside disappointing generally. Yet American drinkers who appreciate good Scotch will find a lot to like here, as it has that whiff of smoke without that overwhelming the other elements of the whisky, and the strength of the liquid is much more in tune with the way we like it on our side of the Pond.</p> <p><strong>The Price<br /> </strong>Officially, this bottle fetches $75.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a class="a2a_button_facebook" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/facebook?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&amp;linkname=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" title="Facebook" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/twitter?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&amp;linkname=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" title="Twitter" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_email" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/email?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&amp;linkname=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" title="Email" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_reddit" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/reddit?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&amp;linkname=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" title="Reddit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/pinterest?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&amp;linkname=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" title="Pinterest" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/linkedin?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&amp;linkname=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" title="LinkedIn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fglenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724%2F&#038;title=Glenglassaugh%20Portsoy%20Scotch%20Review" data-a2a-url="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/glenglassaugh-portsoy-scotch-review-022724/" data-a2a-title="Glenglassaugh Portsoy Scotch Review"></a></p> Kirker Greer Spirits expands presence in Singapore http://www.drinksint.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11073/Kirker_Greer_Spirits_expands_presence_in_Singapore.html Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers urn:uuid:12ae25a3-30cf-5321-9abd-86ebb85ce9f1 Tue, 27 Feb 2024 05:00:00 +0000 Kirker Greer Spirits has announced its expansion into the Singaporean market from early spring, partnering with distributor The First Pour. 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At Nc&#8217;Nean, that goes all the… <a class="read-more" href="https://whiskycast.com/a-commitment-to-sustainable-whisky/">Read More</a> <p>Scotland&#8217;s Nc&#8217;Nean Distillery is one of a handful of whisky distilleries certified as &#8220;B Corp&#8221; for their sustainability efforts. At Nc&#8217;Nean, that goes all the way to the use of renewable energy for the distillery and using recycled glass for its bottles. We&#8217;ll talk with founder Annabel Thomas about the challenges of making whisky sustainably and organically on this week&#8217;s WhiskyCast In-Depth. In the news, the founder of Bimber and Dunphail distilleries has stepped aside following his arrest on two-decade old charges in his native Poland, while Kentucky lawmakers are trying to close loopholes in the state&#8217;s Vintage Distilled Spirits law. </p> <p><strong>Episode 1045: February 25, 2024</strong></p> <figure class="wp-block-audio"><audio controls src="https://traffic.libsyn.com/whiskycast/WhiskyCast_20240225.mp3"></audio></figure> <p><strong>Links:</strong> <a href="https://ncnean.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nc&#8217;Nean Distillery</a> | <a href="https://www.bimberdistillery.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bimber Distillery</a> | <a href="https://www.kentucky.com/lexgoeat/bourbon/article285716146.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lexington Herald-Leader</a> | <a href="http://www.scotch-whisky.org.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scotch Whisky Association</a> | <a href="https://www.pernod-ricard.com/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pernod Ricard</a> | <a href="https://www.douglaslaing.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Douglas Laing &amp; Co.</a> | <a href="http://www.theglenlivet.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Glenlivet</a> | <a href="http://www.theglenturret.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Glenturret</a> | <a href="https://www.roeandcowhiskey.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Roe &amp; Co.</a> | <a href="https://www.killowendistillery.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Killowen Distillery</a> | <a href="http://www.jackdaniels.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jack Daniel&#8217;s</a> | <a href="http://www.compassboxwhisky.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Compass Box</a> | <a href="https://www.shelterpoint.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Shelter Point</a> </p> <p><em>Image courtesy Nc&#8217;Nean Distillery.</em></p> Heaven’s Door Exploration Series 1 Calvados Finish Review https://bourboninspector.com/heavens-door-exploration-series-1-review/ Bourbon Inspector urn:uuid:8f9c1967-3327-d93a-8c22-3ede312e5e12 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 19:34:52 +0000 <p>Distillery: Undisclosed (rumored to be George Dickel) Proof: 108 Age: 5+ Years Mashbill: Undisclosed Tennessee straight bourbon whiskey Price: $79.99 Company Established in 2015, Heaven&#8217;s Door Spirits is the result of an exclusive partnership between famed musician Bob Dylan and the Spirits Investment Partnership (&#8220;SIP&#8221;).&#160; The brand has distinguished itself by winning multiple awards, including [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/heavens-door-exploration-series-1-review/">Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series 1 Calvados Finish Review</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourboninspector.com">Bourbon Inspector</a>.</p> <p><strong>Distillery</strong>: Undisclosed (rumored to be George Dickel)</p> <p><strong>Proof</strong>: 108</p> <p><strong>Age</strong>: 5+ Years</p> <p><strong>Mashbill</strong>: Undisclosed Tennessee straight bourbon whiskey</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: $79.99</p> <hr class="wp-block-separator has-css-opacity"/> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Company</h2> <p>Established in 2015, Heaven&#8217;s Door Spirits is the result of an exclusive partnership between famed musician Bob Dylan and the Spirits Investment Partnership (&#8220;SIP&#8221;).&nbsp;</p> <p>The brand has distinguished itself by winning multiple awards, including the prestigious #1 Consumer Choice Award at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://bourboninspector.com/heavens-door-ascension-review/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Heaven&#8217;s Door</a> offers a variety of premium whiskies, such as straight bourbon, double barrel whiskey, and straight rye whiskey.&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Production</h2> <p>Here&#8217;s what they stated in the press release they sent us:</p> <p>&#8220;The collection’s debut release is deeply rooted in French influence, with meticulously incorporated elements of product, wood, and technique. The foundation comprises a blend of Heaven’s Door’s award-winning Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, culminating in a masterful finish inside freshly dumped Calvados Brandy casks before introducing an additional layer of complexity through medium-heavy toasted French oak staves.</p> <p>Calvados, an apple brandy from Normandy, France, matures for at least two years in French Oak Casks. This imparts sought-after characteristics like fresh apple cider and baked apple brandy to the bourbon.</p> <p>&#8216;Our new medium-heavy toasted French oak staves bring forth balanced complexity and enhanced aroma, culminating in a dark color and a smoother, creamier mouthfeel, providing a truly enriched flavor experience,&#8217; said Alex Moore. The heavy toast enhances baking notes associated with apples, including brown sugar, pastry, caramel, and biscuits.&#8221;</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series 1 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/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Series-1-1024x768.jpg" alt="Heaven's Door Exploration Series 1 Review" class="wp-image-2475" srcset="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Series-1-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Series-1-300x225.jpg 300w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Series-1-768x576.jpg 768w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Series-1-1536x1152.jpg 1536w, https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Series-1-2048x1536.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Nose &#8211; 3.5/5</h3> <p>Deep caramel, apple, raisin, orange peel, and oak. The citrusy note from the Calvados finish is a nice touch that&#8217;s noticed pretty much immediately. This is a rich and fruity nose that gives an unexpected spin to the normal Heaven&#8217;s Door aroma.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Palate &#8211; 3.5/5</h3> <p>Heavy oak and heat that fades into caramel, apple, leather, and light vanilla. A bit surprising how much oak it starts off with, but then it fades pretty quickly into the notes you&#8217;d expect from the nose. It&#8217;s a nice spin on the traditional Heaven&#8217;s Door profile.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Finish &#8211; 3/5</h3> <p>Lots going on during the finish. It starts with a similar experience as the palate where heavy oak and spice fade into sweeter caramel apple notes (but not as sweet as the palate). It leaves you with a nice lingering mouthfeel that strikes a solid balance between sweet and spicy. </p> <p>This is a lot dryer than the palate and has mostly notes of pepper, oak, orange peel, and caramel. I found myself satisfied but also wishing the same notes from the palate and nose carried through stronger to the finish.</p> <h3 class="wp-block-heading">Value &#8211; 3/5</h3> <p>This is another great release from Heaven&#8217;s Door that is spicier and more &#8220;citrusy&#8221; than other releases. It gives you a solid changeup if you&#8217;re looking for something different than the stereotypical &#8220;raisin bread&#8221; notes HD normally has.</p> <p>I think this is more of a $50 bourbon, so I&#8217;m a little hesitant on the value at $79.99. I don&#8217;t think you&#8217;d regret buying a bottle at that price, but it reminds me of a stronger <a href="https://bourboninspector.com/penelope-bourbon-review/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Penelope</a> which is under the $50 mark.</p> <h2 class="wp-block-heading">Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series 1 Review: The Verdict</h2> <p><strong>3.25/5</strong></p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-thumbnail"><img decoding="async" width="150" height="150" src="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-150x150.png" alt="Bourbon Inspector Gold Medal" class="wp-image-170" srcset="https://bourboninspector.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Gold-150x150.png 150w, 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-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: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></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/heavens-door-exploration-series-1-review/">Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series 1 Calvados Finish Review</a> appeared first on <a href="https://bourboninspector.com">Bourbon Inspector</a>.</p> New Release Register: Roe & Co and High n’Wicked Irish Whiskeys https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-roe-co-and-high-nwicked-irish-whiskeys/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:19a38364-78fd-ad91-18a7-f8db6800fc68 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:12:52 +0000 <p>The world of Irish whiskey sees the release of two innovative Irish whiskeys in 2024.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-roe-co-and-high-nwicked-irish-whiskeys/">New Release Register: Roe &#038; Co and High n&#8217;Wicked Irish Whiskeys</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-79711" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/irish-Banner.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/irish-Banner.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/irish-Banner-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/irish-Banner-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/irish-Banner-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The world of <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=irish+whiskey">Irish whiskey</a> sees the release of two innovative Irish whiskeys in 2024. This week&#8217;s <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=new+release+register">New Release Register</a> includes a solera matured Irish single malt whiskey and a single grain Irish whiskey finished in Barbadian rum casks. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Roe &amp; Co Solera Single Malt Irish Whiskey Edition 1 </span></h2> <p><a href="https://shop.roeandcowhiskey.com/products/roe-co-solera-single-malt-irish-whiskey"><img decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79694 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Roe-Co-Solera-Irish-Whiskey.jpg" alt="An image of the Roe &amp; Co. Solera Single Malt Irish Whiskey " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Roe-Co-Solera-Irish-Whiskey.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Roe-Co-Solera-Irish-Whiskey-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Roe-Co-Solera-Irish-Whiskey-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Roe-Co-Solera-Irish-Whiskey-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Diageo&#8217;s </span><a href="https://www.roeandcowhiskey.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Roe &amp; Co Irish Whiskey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has announced the launch of its latest expression &#8211; the </span><a href="https://shop.roeandcowhiskey.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Roe &amp; Co Solera Single Malt Irish Whiskey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This new addition to the Roe &amp; Co family utilizes the solera method, a process that involves fractional finishing of whiskey across a range of ages and diverse cask types, including the first-ever casks produced at the Roe &amp; Co Distillery.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The solera process ensures an ongoing evolution of the flavor profile. The whiskey is finished in one layer of the solera system before a portion of it is cascaded through to the next layer, each employing a different cask type, creating a complex and ever-evolving flavor profile over time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This innovative process results in a whiskey packed full of flavor. Notes of sweetness and toffee from the American bourbon barrels, toasted notes from the alligator char, nuttier elements from the chestnut casks, and rich fruit from the Sherry casks all come together in this unique whiskey.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The non-chill filtered Roe &amp; Co Solera Single Malt first edition was bottled at 46% ABV and will be available for €85 from February 2024.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">High n’Wicked Foursquare Mark X 2007 Finish </span></h2> <p><a href="https://www.highnwicked.com/single-limited-release/#Limited-release-irish" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79695 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-nWicked-Single-Grain-Irish-Whiskey.jpg" alt="An image of the High n'Wicked Single Grain Irish Whiskey " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-nWicked-Single-Grain-Irish-Whiskey.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-nWicked-Single-Grain-Irish-Whiskey-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-nWicked-Single-Grain-Irish-Whiskey-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-nWicked-Single-Grain-Irish-Whiskey-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.highnwicked.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">High n’ Wicked</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has introduced a fresh, limited release to its repertoire &#8211; the </span><a href="https://www.highnwicked.com/single-limited-release"><span style="font-weight: 400;">High n’ Wicked Foursquare Mark X 2007 Finish Single Grain Irish Whiskey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This unique expression was crafted in partnership with Foursquare Rum Distillery and is a single grain Irish whiskey initially distilled in County Cork, Ireland.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The whiskey&#8217;s mash bill consists of 95% French maize (corn) and 5% malted barley. It matures first in ex-bourbon barrels before undergoing a six-month finish in casks previously holding Foursquare Exceptional Cask Selection Mark X – 2007 from Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This whiskey is bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV) and boasts aromas of &#8220;coconut, treacle, lemon peel, almond, nougat, fig, and vanilla&#8221;, leading to &#8220;subtle tropical notes of clove and cinnamon followed by rich caramel and candied hazelnuts&#8221;. The finish &#8220;lingers gently with a hint of custard&#8221;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Available online at highnwicked.com and in 41 U.S. states including Washington D.C., the High n’ Wicked Foursquare Mark X 2007 Finish retails at $79.99 per 750 ml bottle.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-roe-co-and-high-nwicked-irish-whiskeys/">New Release Register: Roe &#038; Co and High n&#8217;Wicked Irish Whiskeys</a></p> New Release Register: Evan Williams, Casey Jones, Dough Ball, & High West https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-evan-williams-casey-jones-dough-ball-high-west/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:18314272-c9f1-058f-5143-07a97fb69eec Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:12:29 +0000 <p>This week's new releases include a birthday-cake flavoured whiskey from Dough Ball, and a celestial-inspired rye from Casey Jones.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-evan-williams-casey-jones-dough-ball-high-west/">New Release Register: Evan Williams, Casey Jones, Dough Ball, &#038; High West</a></p> <p><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79716 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/American-Banner.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/American-Banner.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/American-Banner-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/American-Banner-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/American-Banner-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In this week’s American whiskey <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=new+release+register">new releases</a>, we have a single barrel expression from Evan Williams, a celestial serving from Casey Jones, a birthday cake whiskey from Dough Ball, and the first Bottled in Bond rye from High West. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Evan Williams Kentucky Derby Single Barrel Bourbon </span></h2> <p><a href="https://evanwilliams.com/"><img decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79706 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Evan-Williams-Kentucky-Derby.jpg" alt="An image of the Evan Williams Kentucky Derby Bourbon " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Evan-Williams-Kentucky-Derby.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Evan-Williams-Kentucky-Derby-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Evan-Williams-Kentucky-Derby-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Evan-Williams-Kentucky-Derby-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://evanwilliams.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Evan Williams Bourbon</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has announced the release of its annual limited-edition Kentucky Derby Single Barrel Bourbon. This special release, a tradition now in its eighth year, is a nod to the much-anticipated </span><a href="https://www.kentuckyderby.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kentucky Derby Festival</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 2024 edition of this exclusive bourbon is bottled at 113 proof, making it a high-strength offering that promises a robust and flavorful experience. The bottle features the official logo of the 2024 Kentucky Derby Festival and includes a custom-designed neckband depicting a pegasus, in honor of the 150th Kentucky Derby. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The whiskey was distilled in 2016 and the label on each bottling shows the exact bottling date as well as the barrel number.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The</span><a href="https://evanwilliams.com/plan-your-trip"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Evan Williams Bourbon Experience</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” offers visitors an immersive experience that celebrates the heritage of America&#8217;s national spirit.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The limited-edition bottle is available for purchase at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and select retail locations at an RRP of $84.99. Its release marks the beginning of the festive spring season in Louisville, setting the stage for the upcoming Kentucky Derby Festival.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Casey Jones Total Eclipse Kentucky Straight Bourbon </span></h2> <p><a href="https://www.caseyjonesdistillery.com/total-eclipse#spirits-te-bourbon" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79707 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Casey-Jones-Total-Eclipse-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon.jpg" alt="An image of the Casey Jones Total Eclipse Kentucky Straight Bourbon " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Casey-Jones-Total-Eclipse-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Casey-Jones-Total-Eclipse-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Casey-Jones-Total-Eclipse-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Casey-Jones-Total-Eclipse-Kentucky-Straight-Bourbon-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To celebrate the upcoming total solar eclipse, </span><a href="https://www.caseyjonesdistillery.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Casey Jones Distillery</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has announced the launch of its new four-grain </span><a href="https://www.caseyjonesdistillery.com/total-eclipse"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Total Eclipse Kentucky Straight Bourbon</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The bourbon, priced at $49.99 for a 750ml bottle, has been created by Master Distiller Arlon (&#8220;AJ&#8221;) Casey Jones and is considered the perfect accompaniment to the </span><a href="https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/where-when/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">celestial event occurring on April 8, 2024</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Total Eclipse Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a balanced four-grain bourbon aged for a minimum of two years. Made from locally sourced corn, wheat, rye, and barley (mash bill: 75% corn, 10% wheat, 10% rye, 5% malted barley), it offers a &#8220;semi-sweet body of orange zest, toasted oak, and a pecan nut finish&#8221;.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In addition to the bourbon, Casey Jones Distillery is also re-releasing its sold-out </span><a href="https://www.caseyjonesdistillery.com/totaleclipse"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Total Eclipse Moonshine</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> which was inspired by a Prohibition-era family recipe of corn and cane in equal quantities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Casey Jones Total Eclipse Moonshine was a smash hit when it was released in 2017, coinciding with another solar eclipse.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Casey Jones Distillery will host a gathering on April 8th, where bourbon and astronomy lovers can enjoy signature cocktails while witnessing the solar eclipse.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dough Ball Birthday Cake Whiskey </span></h2> <p><a href="https://doughballwhiskey.com/birthday-cake-whiskey/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79708 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Dough-Ball-Birthday-Cake.jpg" alt="An image of the Dough Ball Birthday Cake Whiskey " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Dough-Ball-Birthday-Cake.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Dough-Ball-Birthday-Cake-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Dough-Ball-Birthday-Cake-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Dough-Ball-Birthday-Cake-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whiskey lovers are in for a sweet surprise.</span><a href="https://doughballwhiskey.com/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Dough Ball Whiskey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, known for its innovative and playful flavors, has announced the launch of its newest offering &#8211;</span><a href="https://doughballwhiskey.com/birthday-cake-whiskey/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Birthday Cake</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This exciting addition to their lineup promises a unique tasting experience that combines the warmth of whiskey with the indulgent sweetness of a traditional birthday cake.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Birthday Cake is the latest in a line of creative flavors from Dough Ball Whiskey, which prides itself on pushing the boundaries of traditional whiskey. The new flavor encapsulates the joyous spirit of celebrations, making it a perfect choice for those looking to add a festive touch to their drinks.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Birthday Cake Whiskey is described as having a smooth, creamy profile with notes of vanilla frosting and a hint of sprinkles. The taste is reminiscent of a classic birthday cake, making it an ideal drink for both whiskey enthusiasts and sweet-toothed drinkers alike.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new expression is now available for purchase in select retail locations for $26.99.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">High West Bottled In Bond Ry</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">e Whiskey </span></h2> <p><a href="https://highwest.com/products/high-west-bottled-in-bond-rye" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79709 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-West-Bottled-in-Bond-Rye-Whiskey.jpg" alt="An image of the High West Bottled in Bond Rye " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-West-Bottled-in-Bond-Rye-Whiskey.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-West-Bottled-in-Bond-Rye-Whiskey-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-West-Bottled-in-Bond-Rye-Whiskey-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/High-West-Bottled-in-Bond-Rye-Whiskey-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://highwest.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">High West</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a Utah-based distillery renowned for its creative blending, has unveiled its first</span><a href="https://highwest.com/collections/limited-release/products/high-west-bottled-in-bond-rye"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Bottled in Bond rye whiskey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The new offering marks a significant milestone in the company&#8217;s history, as it spotlights High West&#8217;s own distillate nearly two decades after its founding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The High West Bottled in Bond Rye was crafted by distilling manager Isaac Winter. It was distilled entirely from a hybrid strain of rye named Guittino —20% malted and 80% unmalted. The whiskey was distilled at the Wanship distillery in 2018 and was bottled in December 2023.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Winter describes the flavor profile of the Bottled in Bond as more cereal-forward than High West’s usual house style for rye, which tends to be more herbaceous and spicy. This rye whiskey also has floral characteristics and a waxy finish.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Priced at $80, the Bottled in Bond is currently available nationwide, with a large portion available at the High West Saloon in Park City, Utah. High West plans to make this expression a yearly offering with wider availability in the future.</span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-evan-williams-casey-jones-dough-ball-high-west/">New Release Register: Evan Williams, Casey Jones, Dough Ball, &#038; High West</a></p> New Release Register: Glenturret, Laphroaig, & Royal Salute https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-glenturret-laphroaig-royal-salute/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:2f6009bb-0e4e-a895-1268-4a541859fc2d Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:11:50 +0000 <p>Glenturret honors the Jaguar C-type, Laphroaig gives its packaging some wellie, and Royal Salute rings in the Lunar New Year in this week’s new releases. </p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-glenturret-laphroaig-royal-salute/">New Release Register: Glenturret, Laphroaig, &#038; Royal Salute</a></p> <p><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79719 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scotch-Banner.jpg" alt="" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scotch-Banner.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scotch-Banner-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scotch-Banner-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Scotch-Banner-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenturret honors the Jaguar C-type, Laphroaig gives its packaging some wellie, and Royal Salute rings in the Lunar New Year in this week’s <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/?s=new+release+register">new releases</a>. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Laphroaig 10 Year Old “Give Them Some Wellie” </span></h2> <p><a href="https://www.laphroaig.com/de-de/whiskies/green-wellie-gift-pack"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79698 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Laphroaig-Give-Them-Some-Wellie.jpg" alt="An image of the Laphroaig 10 Year Old with wellie boot bag " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Laphroaig-Give-Them-Some-Wellie.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Laphroaig-Give-Them-Some-Wellie-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Laphroaig-Give-Them-Some-Wellie-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Laphroaig-Give-Them-Some-Wellie-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a nod to tradition and heritage, <a href="https://shop.thewhiskeywash.com/collections/laphroaig">Laphroaig</a> has unveiled a limited edition packaging design for its classic Scotch whisky. The revamped</span><a href="https://www.laphroaig.com/de-de/whiskies/green-wellie-gift-pack"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">packaging is inspired by the Wellington boot</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, an iconic symbol of the distillery&#8217;s rich history.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The packaging was designed by Butterfly Cannon design agency, which has a focus on creating sustainable packaging solutions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Wellington boot has long been associated with Laphroaig due to its practicality in the wet and muddy conditions of the Islay region where the distillery is located. This emblematic footwear is often worn by the distillery workers, making it a fitting symbol for the brand&#8217;s rugged, hardworking ethos.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The wellie-boot bag that comes with the Laphroaig 10 Year Old is reusable and is designed to carry everything from outdoor gear to water bottles. You might even use it to carry around your next bottle of Laphroaig.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This re-packaging initiative is an homage to the &#8220;</span><a href="https://www.laphroaig.com/en-gb/friends-of-laphroaig"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Friends of Laphroaig</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">&#8221; &#8211; those who are members of Laphroaig&#8217;s online membership program. Being a member offers many perks, including points on purchases to be traded in for discounts, early access to new releases, and even a square foot of Islay. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenturret x Jaguar C-type </span></h2> <p><a href="https://theglenturret.com/collections/whisky/products/jaguar-c-type" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79700 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glenturret-x-Jaguar-C-type.jpg" alt="An image of the Glenturret Decanter celebrating the anniversary of the Jaguar C-type " width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glenturret-x-Jaguar-C-type.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glenturret-x-Jaguar-C-type-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glenturret-x-Jaguar-C-type-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glenturret-x-Jaguar-C-type-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://theglenturret.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Glenturret</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has unveiled a special whisky to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the C-type Jaguar. The whisky, named </span><a href="https://theglenturret.com/collections/whisky/products/jaguar-c-type"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Glenturret x Jaguar C-type</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, will be sold exclusively through the Glenturret website. Limited to just 220 70cl bottles, each bottle is priced at £2,200.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Jaguar C-type, which made a significant impact on motorsport history in 1953, is credited with the introduction of disk brakes. It achieved impressive results in races, including breaking the average speed barrier of 100mph. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To honor this milestone, two exclusive, one-off C-type continuations, each named &#8217;70-Edition&#8217;, have also been revealed by Jaguar Classic as part of the C-type continuation program.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Glenturret&#8217;s managing director, John Laurie, shared that the world of classic cars is characterized by “passion, nostalgia, and experience”, much like the world of single malt scotch. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The limited-edition whisky was drawn from a selection of five casks, showing the influence of Oloroso sherry-seasoned European oak hogsheads. With a minimum age of 32 years, it was bottled at 42.3% ABV. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is the second collaboration between The Glenturret and Jaguar, with the </span><a href="https://www.marklittler.com/glenturret-jaguar-60th-anniversary-collaboration/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jaguar x Glenturret E-type 60th Anniversary</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> being released in 2021.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Royal Salute 21 Year Old Signature Blend Lunar New Year</span></h2> <p><a href="https://www.royalsalute.com/en/whisky/lunar-new-year-2024-yunshu-li/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" class="aligncenter wp-image-79699 size-full" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Royal-Salute-21-Year-Old-Lunar-New-Year-2024.jpg" alt="An image of the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Lunar New Year Edition 2024" width="1230" height="630" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Royal-Salute-21-Year-Old-Lunar-New-Year-2024.jpg 1230w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Royal-Salute-21-Year-Old-Lunar-New-Year-2024-500x256.jpg 500w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Royal-Salute-21-Year-Old-Lunar-New-Year-2024-1024x524.jpg 1024w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Royal-Salute-21-Year-Old-Lunar-New-Year-2024-768x393.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1230px) 100vw, 1230px" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Dragon, </span><a href="https://www.royalsalute.com/en/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Royal Salute</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> has </span><a href="https://www.royalsalute.com/en/whisky/lunar-new-year-2024-yunshu-li/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">released a special edition</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. The new blend promises a unique experience for whisky enthusiasts, designed to usher in the new year with a touch of luxury.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Created in collaboration with Chinese-born artist, Yunshu Li, the vibrant packaging encapsulates the celebration surrounding the ringing in of the Lunar New Year in China. The Year of the Dragon is known for its dynamism and power. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Yunshu Li said “[a]s flowers blossom, lanterns are lit and fireworks burst in the sky, we begin the global celebration of the new year. With this special edition of Royal Salute, dispersing gifts and joy, travel with me to lands full of wonder, finding joy and happiness along the way.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Royal Salute prides itself on its celebratory expressions, with the first bottling created in 1953 as a coronation gift for Queen Elizabeth II. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Royal Salute 21 Year Old Signatory Blend Lunar New Year will be from selected retailers with an RPP of $200. </span></p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/new-release-ml/new-release-register-glenturret-laphroaig-royal-salute/">New Release Register: Glenturret, Laphroaig, &#038; Royal Salute</a></p> Podcast: Why Are American Whiskey Prices Rising? https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/26/podcast-why-are-american-whiskey-prices-rising/ Industry News | Beverage Dynamics urn:uuid:3e0f56a2-8295-6eb8-0b2d-0bab825b7499 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:49:10 +0000 <p>Have you noticed that the prices on the bottles of American whiskey that you love continue to tick up, up, up? It&#8217;s hard to miss it. How much longer can that go on? For answers, in this episode, we speak with Maggie Kimberl, Content Editor, American Whiskey Magazine. Maggie also discusses several other top whiskey [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/26/podcast-why-are-american-whiskey-prices-rising/">Podcast: Why Are American Whiskey Prices Rising?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> <p>Have you noticed that the prices on the bottles of American whiskey that you love continue to tick up, up, up? It&#8217;s hard to miss it. How much longer <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/07/us-spirits-sales-2023-rtds-tequila-bourbon-discus/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">can that go on</a>? For answers, in this episode, we speak with Maggie Kimberl, Content Editor, <a href="https://americanwhiskeymag.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">American Whiskey Magazine</a>. Maggie also discusses several other top whiskey trends in 2024.</p> <p><iframe style="border: none; min-width: min(100%, 430px);" title="On &amp; Off" src=" https://www.podbean.com/player-v2/?i=3tfut-f1699a-pbblog-playlist&amp;pbad=0&amp;share=1&amp;download=1&amp;rtl=0&amp;fonts=Arial&amp;skin=1&amp;font-color=auto&amp;logo_link=episode_page&amp;order=episodic&amp;limit=10&amp;filter=all&amp;ss=a713390a017602015775e868a2cf26b0&amp;btn-skin=c73a3a&amp;size=315 " width="100%" height="315" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" data-name="pb-iframe-player"></iframe></p> <p><em>Photo by cottonbro studio on <a href="https://www.pexels.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pexels</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com/2024/02/26/podcast-why-are-american-whiskey-prices-rising/">Podcast: Why Are American Whiskey Prices Rising?</a> appeared first on <a href="https://beveragedynamics.com">Beverage Dynamics</a>.</p> DEWAR'S LAUNCHES NEW MIZUNARA CASK FINISH RELEASE https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2024/02/dewars-launches-new-mizunara-cask.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:bfe02b25-b2f1-df0b-b4a3-5fa3688e4b1e Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:05:21 +0000 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Dewar’s, has announced the launch of the latest release from its award-winning Double Double series.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish (46% ABV) is a blended Scotch whisky, which has been finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.<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/AVvXsEgXkbDXpFy1wdErb4IuvC28dVBETPLBeB2JPq2qUQOs32xXTRwt2w85RrN93AXodDbOzB4aVNAVpCMHbNWvoW9ZTOvJvmMTAVAjrK-11NX-yqe4R1UPZz3Olejd8lepalwqCF-hH7-dHuk0r2IQbvejGYYMJqTrhoKtqJpfFqD7Nhc0OJOW745wXnpMnZs/s2477/DEWARs_Double_Double_Series.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1819" data-original-width="2477" height="294" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgXkbDXpFy1wdErb4IuvC28dVBETPLBeB2JPq2qUQOs32xXTRwt2w85RrN93AXodDbOzB4aVNAVpCMHbNWvoW9ZTOvJvmMTAVAjrK-11NX-yqe4R1UPZz3Olejd8lepalwqCF-hH7-dHuk0r2IQbvejGYYMJqTrhoKtqJpfFqD7Nhc0OJOW745wXnpMnZs/w400-h294/DEWARs_Double_Double_Series.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Dewar's Double Double 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">This latest release from the Bacardi owned brand, is said to bring together the distilling traditions of Japan and Scotland, creating a rare blend that captures the essence of two cultures. Unlike American oak, Mizunara oak does not grow straight and can take over 200 years to mature.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Every release in the Dewar’s Double Double series is crafted with a unique four-stage aging process spearheaded by five-time Master Blender of the Year, Stephanie Macleod. The whiskies are aged, blended together, aged again, then finished in a selection of different casks.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Stephanie, said: <i>"The journey of creating this expression has been an exploration of flavours and craftsmanship. Together, my team and I introduced a distinctive twist to our award-winning Double Double 21 Year Old by finishing it in Japanese Mizunara Oak casks, creating a new and exciting whisky. This latest iteration in the Double Double Series is a testament to our commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences to our connoisseurs."</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Dewar’s Double Double 21 Year Old Mizunara Oak Cask Finish, is now available in the US, for a RRP of $149.99.<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: Glengoyne 10 Year Old https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-glengoyne-10-year-old/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:63f4de22-8702-b463-b6bd-8d141151d9b7 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:00:07 +0000 <p>We review Glengoyne 10 Year Old, aged a decade in hand-selected sherry casks crafted from European and American oak.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-glengoyne-10-year-old/">Whisky Review: Glengoyne 10 Year Old</a></p> <figure id="attachment_79560" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-79560" style="width: 700px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="size-full wp-image-79560" src="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glengoyne-10-Year-Old.jpg" alt="Glengoyne 10 Year Old review" width="700" height="467" srcset="https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glengoyne-10-Year-Old.jpg 700w, https://thewhiskeywash.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Glengoyne-10-Year-Old-450x300.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-79560" class="wp-caption-text">We review Glengoyne 10 Year Old, aged a decade in hand-selected sherry casks crafted from European and American oak. (image via Glengoyne)</figcaption></figure> <p><em>Editor’s Note: The party behind this whisky gave us a review sample. <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/about/our-editorial-standards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Per our editorial policies</a>, this in no way influenced the outcome of this review. It should also be noted that <a href="https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/glen+goyne+ten+old+single+malt+scotch+whisky+highlands+scotland?referring_site=TWW" target="_blank" rel="noopener">clicking the buy link</a> in this review earns our site a small referral payment,</em><em> which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.</em></p> <p>Scotland&#8217;s Glengoyne distillery, founded in 1833, is considered a Highland region whisky-making operation. It was founded back in 1833, with critical notes for this brand including claims of having one of the longest distillation processes in all of Scotland, making use of air-dried barley, and aging their whisky in custom-made, European and American oak casks that take six years to prepare before they are considered to have new make spirit added to them.</p> <p>The whisky I&#8217;m reviewing today, the <a href="https://www.glengoyne.com/our-whisky/our-collection/10-year-old" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Glengoyne 10-Year-Old</a>, represents the most entry-level of the distillery&#8217;s core collection. Aged a decade in hand-selected sherry casks crafted from European and American oak, it is bottled at 40% ABV and priced at around $60, depending upon where you are shopping.</p> <p>One of the beautiful things about trying an entry-level Scotch such as this is seeing the potential of the brand&#8217;s whisky as it matures. Also, if you are getting into this whisky style, it allows you to explore how your palate will take to it without being blown out by a robust peat-forward approach common to a portion of single malts.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/updated-review-parent-category/whisky-review-glengoyne-10-year-old/">Whisky Review: Glengoyne 10 Year Old</a></p> Heaven’s Door Exploration Series #1 Calvados Cask Bourbon Review https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/heavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:e27d1d7a-3d50-f28c-12e4-d888eedbbf73 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 08:48:52 +0000 By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ Heaven&#8217;s Door Calvados Cask Straight Bourbon is the first expression in the Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series, a sourced and limited edition expression series showcasing distinct finishing cask stock. This first release in the series is a blend that marries the complexity of a toasted oak barrel and a French ... <p><em><strong>By Randall H. Borkus</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Rating: B+</strong></p> <div id="attachment_21934" style="width: 310px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-21934" decoding="async" class="size-medium wp-image-21934" src="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" srcset="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados-300x300.jpg 300w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados.jpg 1024w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados-150x150.jpg 150w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados-768x768.jpg 768w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Heavens-Door-Exploration-Calvados-70x70.jpg 70w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-21934" class="wp-caption-text">Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series #1 Calvados Cask Bourbon<br /><i>(Credit: Heaven&#8217;s Door)</i></p></div> <p><a href="https://www.heavensdoor.com/distillery?country=USA">Heaven&#8217;s Door</a> Calvados Cask Straight Bourbon is the first expression in the Heaven&#8217;s Door Exploration Series, a sourced and limited edition expression series showcasing distinct finishing cask stock. This first release in the series is a blend that marries the complexity of a toasted oak barrel and a <a href="https://www.wineenthusiast.com/culture/spirits/calvados-french-apple-brandy-guide/">French Calvados brandy</a> cask finish.  This unique combination is intended to create a complex, balanced rich composite of Tennessee whiskey elements, French wine casks and toasted barrel flavor profiles.</p> <p>They start with a Tennessee straight bourbon whiskey foundation, then carry it into secondary maturation in Calvados brandy casks enhanced with the addition of medium-heavy, toasted French oak stave inserts. Calvados Brandy is a delicious Norman apple brandy matured for a minimum of two years in oak casks. Calvados Brandy Cask wood is sourced from <a href="https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/quercus-petraea/">Quercus Petraea</a> tree which is a unique species of tree growing throughout France and regularly used in the production of highly regarded French Wine Barrels.</p> <p><strong>The Bourbon<br /> </strong>The whiskey in my Glencairn is a dark brown, amber liquid.  The nose is sweet and full of overcooked burnt apple and a brown sugar candy.  The front and mid-palate is full bodied with hints of oak tannins, sweet sugars reminding me of <em>Jamoncillo de leche</em> (Mexican milk fudge made with brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract) and settling in with a sweet dry red wine essence.   The finish is warm, rich and complex with a cornucopia of vanilla-citrus sweetness and burnt apple-like sugars lasting medium length.</p> <p>The Calvados brandy casks combined with the toasted barrel influence takes an average Tennessee whiskey and transforms it into a complex flavor bomb which I thoroughly enjoy.  This is good whiskey and reasonably priced so you will want to add to your home bar.</p> <p>The whiskey is 5 years old and served up at 108 proof.</p> <p><strong>The Price<br /> </strong> This bottle has a suggested retail price of $79.99.</p> <p><a class="a2a_button_facebook" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/facebook?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&amp;linkname=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" title="Facebook" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/twitter?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&amp;linkname=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" title="Twitter" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_email" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/email?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&amp;linkname=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" title="Email" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_reddit" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/reddit?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&amp;linkname=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" title="Reddit" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/pinterest?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&amp;linkname=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" title="Pinterest" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/linkedin?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&amp;linkname=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" title="LinkedIn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2024%2F02%2Fheavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624%2F&#038;title=Heaven%E2%80%99s%20Door%20Exploration%20Series%20%231%20Calvados%20Cask%20Bourbon%20Review" data-a2a-url="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2024/02/heavens-door-exploration-series-1-calvados-cask-bourbon-review-022624/" data-a2a-title="Heaven’s Door Exploration Series #1 Calvados Cask Bourbon Review"></a></p> Penelope Bourbon Releases Small-Batch Tokaji Cask Finish https://uswhiskeyreport.com/penelope-bourbon-releases-small-batch-tokaji-cask-finish/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=penelope-bourbon-releases-small-batch-tokaji-cask-finish U.S. Whiskey Report urn:uuid:77a63f64-592e-b148-e07e-3747d676e4bd Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:44:40 +0000 <p>It’s back! Award-winning Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish will start arriving at retail in February. A limited-allocation of 1,900 (6-pack) cases will be available at a suggested retail price of $89.99 per 750-ml bottle. Rich and decadent, Tokaji Cask Finish straight rye whiskey captures the late harvest notes of Tokaji wine from Hungary, once dubbed, “the wine of kings” by King Louis XIV. Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, aged eight years and bottled at 106 proof, its two-grain mash bill consists of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The rye whiskey features a nose of dark chocolate-covered raisins and almond pastry; [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/penelope-bourbon-releases-small-batch-tokaji-cask-finish/">Penelope Bourbon Releases Small-Batch Tokaji Cask Finish</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_6943" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6943" style="width: 480px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://penelopebourbon.com/"><img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" class="wp-image-6943 size-full" src="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/rogue.jpg" alt="Penelope Bourbon" width="480" height="320" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-6943" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Penelope Bourbon</figcaption></figure> <p>It’s back! Award-winning Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish will start arriving at retail in February. A limited-allocation of 1,900 (6-pack) cases will be available at a suggested retail price of $89.99 per 750-ml bottle.</p> <p>Rich and decadent, Tokaji Cask Finish straight rye whiskey captures the late harvest notes of Tokaji wine from Hungary, once dubbed, “the wine of kings” by King Louis XIV. Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, aged eight years and bottled at 106 proof, its two-grain mash bill consists of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. The rye whiskey features a nose of dark chocolate-covered raisins and almond pastry; a viscous body with notes of sweet honey and caramel with hints of orange zest; and a savory finish highlighted by notes of black cherry, tobacco and red wine.</p> <p>“From consumers to tasting panels, our Tokaji Cask Finish was really well received last year,” said Michael Paladini, founder of Penelope Bourbon. “For the initial release we used a 6-year-old straight rye whiskey as our base, and we are excited to bring this back but with an 8-year base at the same price point.”</p> <p>In 2023, Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish received 91 points from Whisky Advocate and was awarded a Gold Medal ASCOT Award.</p> <p>It is the third installment of the company’s Cooper Series, which takes Penelope straight whiskeys on a world tour. The other members of the series include Rosé Cask Finish, Valencia and Rio. The Cooper Series was named after the son of Daniel Polise, one of the founders and the master blender of Penelope Bourbon.</p> <p><strong>About Penelope Bourbon</strong></p> <p>Founded in 2018, Penelope Bourbon has been one of the country’s fastest-growing whiskey brands. Named after the founder’s daughter, Penelope boasts a series of straight bourbon whiskey expressions that are all uniquely blended. Remarkably smooth and flavorful, Penelope is perfect whether sipping neat or mixing in a cocktail.</p> <p>Penelope’s core expressions, Four Grain, Barrel Strength, Architect and Toasted Bourbon, have received over 35 combined awards and industry accolades. In 2023, the brand won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Best In Category at the ASCOT Awards – both for its Private Select.</p> <p>In addition to its cornerstone expressions, Penelope continues to introduce new and innovative limited releases within its Cooper Series, Private Select and Founders Reserve lines.</p> <p>Today, Penelope Bourbon is sold in over 40 states and three countries. Proving that with enough love, care and hard work, anything is possible.</p> <p>For More Information:<br /> <a href="https://penelopebourbon.com/">https://penelopebourbon.com/</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/penelope-bourbon-releases-small-batch-tokaji-cask-finish/">Penelope Bourbon Releases Small-Batch Tokaji Cask Finish</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> Westward Whiskey Unveils Vienna Malt 2024 Club Exclusive https://uswhiskeyreport.com/westward-whiskey-unveils-vienna-malt-2024-club-exclusive/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=westward-whiskey-unveils-vienna-malt-2024-club-exclusive U.S. Whiskey Report urn:uuid:6d4f63bc-58a2-344e-91e5-86ab79e953ab Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:23:46 +0000 <p>Portland, Ore. – Westward Whiskey, the pinnacle of American whiskey, introduces its first club release of 2024, Westward Whiskey Vienna Malt – an offering born from liquid kismet. Formed by fate, Westward Whiskey Vienna Malt is about rolling with the punches and achieving excellence. When the distillery’s grain supplier delivered two-row Vienna malted barley instead of their standard two-row pale, Westward’s team of brewers-turned-distillers had a decision to make: back down or venture forward. This expression is the embodiment of bold, decisive action, blending the award-winning technique of Westward Whiskey Original with destiny to bring taste buds on a sweet, toasted, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/westward-whiskey-unveils-vienna-malt-2024-club-exclusive/">Westward Whiskey Unveils Vienna Malt 2024 Club Exclusive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p> <figure id="attachment_6945" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6945" style="width: 1000px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><a href="https://westwardwhiskey.com/pages/the-club"><img decoding="async" class="wp-image-6945 size-full" src="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/980f7ca2-84d5-4861-b7cf-a1095f8af6ef.jpg" alt="Westward Whiskey" width="1000" height="680" srcset="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/980f7ca2-84d5-4861-b7cf-a1095f8af6ef.jpg 1000w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/980f7ca2-84d5-4861-b7cf-a1095f8af6ef-300x204.jpg 300w, https://uswhiskeyreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/980f7ca2-84d5-4861-b7cf-a1095f8af6ef-768x522.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /></a><figcaption id="caption-attachment-6945" class="wp-caption-text">Photo Credit: Westward Whiskey</figcaption></figure> <p><strong>Portland, Ore. </strong>– Westward Whiskey, the pinnacle of American whiskey, introduces its first club release of 2024, Westward Whiskey Vienna Malt – an offering born from liquid kismet.</p> <p>Formed by fate, Westward Whiskey Vienna Malt is about rolling with the punches and achieving excellence. When the distillery’s grain supplier delivered two-row Vienna malted barley instead of their standard two-row pale, Westward’s team of brewers-turned-distillers had a decision to make: back down or venture forward. This expression is the embodiment of bold, decisive action, blending the award-winning technique of Westward Whiskey Original with destiny to bring taste buds on a sweet, toasted, malty journey.</p> <p>Master Blender Miles Munroe said, “Largely unexplored by whiskey-makers but prized by brewers for its red color and rich, full-bodied character that appears in Oktoberfests and some IPAs, using Vienna malted barley empowered us to create a well-rounded whiskey with notes of biscuit, honeyed malt, and rich caramel. Thanks to our roots as craft brewers and our desire to push the boundaries of traditional whiskey-making, we’ve ventured into the unknown and brought back something special.”</p> <p>Westward Whiskey Vienna Malt is bottled at 90 proof and priced at $99.95. It is currently available for preorder, exclusively for Whiskey Club members. To access this release, join the Westward Whiskey Club, which reaches more than 35 states across the country.</p> <p><strong>Tasting Notes:</strong></p> <p>Aroma: Maple candies, banana bread, orchard fruit, light floral</p> <p>Palate: Rich honey depth, coconut macaroon, banana pudding</p> <p>Finish: Danish butter cookie, toasted nuts, sponge cake, with mint &amp; oak lingering</p> <p><strong>The Westward Whiskey Club</strong></p> <p>Launched in 2019 and previously available exclusively in Oregon, the home of Westward Whiskey, the Club reaches consumers in more than 35 states — by far the largest and most national reach from any whiskey distillery. Members are granted exclusive access to club-only whiskey releases, club-only events led by Westward’s team of experts, and fellowship with others who celebrate American whiskey innovation.</p> <p>Members can choose from two different tiers: Expedition Club and Founder’s Club. Expedition Club members will receive one bottle of whiskey in Westward’s four yearly Club releases (approx. $100 quarterly), and Founder’s Club members will enjoy three bottles per quarter (approx. $300 quarterly). Shipping is included to more than 35 states.</p> <p><strong>About Westward Whiskey</strong></p> <p>The pinnacle of American whiskey. Westward began in 2004 with a vision: to make a distinctive American whiskey inspired by the culture, climate, and natural ingredients of the American Northwest. From humble beginnings to its impressive footprint today, creating a bold, robust, and delicious whiskey has remained the team’s true passion. For two decades, the company has proudly been a leading voice for American whiskey. Westward’s flagship family of whiskeys –Westward Whiskey Original, Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Cask, and Westward Whiskey Stout Cask, and Westward Whiskey Cask Strength – have earned high praise around the world, including Double Gold and Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for all four whiskeys, and the distinction of #5 Whiskey in the World by Whisky Advocate (for Cask Strength in 2022). Westward Whiskey is available nationwide and in select international markets.</p> <p>For More Information:<br /> <a href="https://westwardwhiskey.com/pages/the-club">https://westwardwhiskey.com/pages/the-club</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com/westward-whiskey-unveils-vienna-malt-2024-club-exclusive/">Westward Whiskey Unveils Vienna Malt 2024 Club Exclusive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://uswhiskeyreport.com">U.S. Whiskey Report</a>.</p>