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/ Dunville’s: Preserving a Historic Irish Whiskey Brand (Episode 980: November 27, 2022) https://whiskycast.com/dunvilles-preserving-a-historic-irish-whiskey-brand-episode-980-november-27-2022/ WhiskyCast urn:uuid:cafa03a2-de4c-fb0c-937f-fa22a1f934ef Sun, 27 Nov 2022 23:36:13 +0000 During the golden age of Irish Whiskey, Belfast-based Dunville’s was one of the biggest brands on the market. While the brand was almost lost to history, it was revived a decade ago by the family-owned Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland. Using vintage sourced whiskies, the Dunville’s brand has been preserved for new generations of Irish Whiskey fans. We’ll talk with Echlinville’s Jarlath Watson about the Dunville’s heritage and building new traditions as the distillery prepares to release its own whiskies starting in 2023.  Links: Echlinville Distillery &#124; Jack Daniel&#8217;s &#124; The Independent &#124; Westward Whiskey &#124; Icons of Whisky Awards <a href="https://whiskycast.com/dunvilles-preserving-a-historic-irish-whiskey-brand-episode-980-november-27-2022/#more-'" class="more-link">Read More »</a> <p>During the golden age of Irish Whiskey, Belfast-based Dunville’s was one of the biggest brands on the market. While the brand was almost lost to history, it was revived a decade ago by the family-owned Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland. Using vintage sourced whiskies, the Dunville’s brand has been preserved for new generations of Irish Whiskey fans. 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It's an American single malt made with mesquite-smoked barley and finished in Calvados casks.</p> <p>Read the full article at <a rel="nofollow" href="https://thewhiskeywash.com/reviews/whiskey-review-whiskey-del-bac-normandie-american-single-malt-whiskey/">Whiskey Review: Whiskey Del Bac Normandie</a></p> 1947 Varvassi wreck off The Needles was the Island's Whisky Galore PHOTOS and VIDEO - Yahoo Eurosport UK https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiT2h0dHBzOi8vdWsuc3BvcnRzLnlhaG9vLmNvbS9uZXdzLzE5NDctdmFydmFzc2ktd3JlY2stb2ZmLW5lZWRsZXMtMTYwMDAwODUzLmh0bWzSAVdodHRwczovL3VrLnNwb3J0cy55YWhvby5jb20vYW1waHRtbC9uZXdzLzE5NDctdmFydmFzc2ktd3JlY2stb2ZmLW5lZWRsZXMtMTYwMDAwODUzLmh0bWw?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:503765a0-b94c-5f30-1789-9c955c04f63b Sun, 27 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiT2h0dHBzOi8vdWsuc3BvcnRzLnlhaG9vLmNvbS9uZXdzLzE5NDctdmFydmFzc2ktd3JlY2stb2ZmLW5lZWRsZXMtMTYwMDAwODUzLmh0bWzSAVdodHRwczovL3VrLnNwb3J0cy55YWhvby5jb20vYW1waHRtbC9uZXdzLzE5NDctdmFydmFzc2ktd3JlY2stb2ZmLW5lZWRsZXMtMTYwMDAwODUzLmh0bWw?oc=5" target="_blank">1947 Varvassi wreck off The Needles was the Island's Whisky Galore PHOTOS and VIDEO</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Yahoo Eurosport UK</font> Scotch Whisky Prices Jump as Investors Seek Haven, FT Says - Bloomberg https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMibGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJsb29tYmVyZy5jb20vbmV3cy9hcnRpY2xlcy8yMDIyLTExLTI3L3Njb3RjaC13aGlza3ktcHJpY2VzLWp1bXAtYXMtaW52ZXN0b3JzLXNlZWstaGF2ZW4tZnQtc2F5c9IBAA?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:70e97d3b-c01b-bb55-27bf-15d9954de88a Sun, 27 Nov 2022 13:32:32 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMibGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJsb29tYmVyZy5jb20vbmV3cy9hcnRpY2xlcy8yMDIyLTExLTI3L3Njb3RjaC13aGlza3ktcHJpY2VzLWp1bXAtYXMtaW52ZXN0b3JzLXNlZWstaGF2ZW4tZnQtc2F5c9IBAA?oc=5" target="_blank">Scotch Whisky Prices Jump as Investors Seek Haven, FT Says</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Bloomberg</font> Why is single cask whisky so expensive? https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/why-is-single-cask-whiskey-so-expensive TopWhiskies - Whisky Blog and Guide by TopWhiskies urn:uuid:6314e6fc-a7ca-6ad9-3df2-fd522c23a250 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 13:03:04 +0000 Single cask whisky can expensive because it is a quality, rare product made by independent, artisan companies, unfortunately with high tax.<p><a class="read-more" href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/why-is-single-cask-whiskey-so-expensive">More</a></p> <p class="p1">When I'm in the pub and being introduced to new friends, it isn't long before TopWhiskies comes up in conversation. I'm like a proud parent. Inevitably, a phone comes out, we look at the website, and talk about the single cask whiskies we have in stock.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p class="p1">I think it's fair to say some people may be a bit surprised at the price points. And that's understandable. High-end whisky is a treat, a little luxury in life. But I thought it may be useful to briefly comment on why <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/collections/single-cask-whisky" title="Single Cask Whisky">single cask whisky</a> can be so expensive. So, here are five contributing factors to the cost of single cask whisky.</p> <h2 class="p1">A quality product</h2> <p class="p1">Single cask whiskies are (usually!) of very high quality. If the brand is doing their job right, these are amongst the best examples of a particularly distillery or style you'll find.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p class="p1">High quality bottles mean finding high quality casks of whisky. And such casks don't come cheap. They themselves command a premium. This cost in the fundamental input into single cask whiskies is reflected in the end price. You are buying quality.</p> <h2 class="p1">Rare and unusual whiskies</h2> <p class="p1">Linked with quality is the rarity factor. Not every cask of whisky is good enough to be released as a single cask expression. Indeed, most casks of whisky are not good enough - it's only a small proportion that will make the grade. Rarity influences cask price, which in turn affects the end cost of the bottles.</p> <p class="p1">But there's another angle to rarity. Single cask whiskies are an opportunity to try different, unique, and special whiskies. Those that are a different style. That use a particular type of whisky cask, like <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/port-casks-effect-flavour-whiskies" title="Port Casks used for Whisky">port casks</a>. Or that are exceptionally well-aged. Again, these factors mean there are inherently fewer casks that meet the grade.</p> <h2 class="p1">Artisan releases</h2> <p class="p1">Single cask whiskies are artisan releases. Care and attention goes into every aspect of their creation. From selecting the best casks of whisky. Through considering how best to age and finish them. To the bottling process and how they're presented.</p> <p class="p1">And, in line with an artisan product, you're buying something that's inherently limited edition. Exactly how many bottles of whisky are made depends on the <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/a-guide-to-whisky-cask-sizes-and-types" title="Whisky Cask Sizes">size of the whisky cask</a>. But usually there will be only around 300 bottles.</p> <h2 class="p1">The role of tax and Alcohol Duty</h2> <p class="p1">Single cask whiskies can be bottled at any strength, from 40% upwards. However, given the artisan nature of single cask whisky, it is often bottled at high strength. As a broad range, 50% to 60%, ish. Where this is the natural strength of the whisky when emptied from the cask, it is known as 'cask strength'.</p> <p class="p1">Single cask whiskies are usually bottled at high / cask strength as it puts the whisky drinker in charge. They can choose their ideal strength, either enjoying it at the natural cask strength, or adding a little water to bring the ABV down to their preferred strength.</p> <p class="p1">The only catch in this approach is tax. We can never escape tax. And in the case of whisky, as well as standard VAT, producers have to pay 'alcohol duty'. The higher the bottling strength, the more HMRC will take in Alcohol Duty. This means that if you're comparing two bottles of differing strength which are, in every other respect, exactly the same, they will be priced differently.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p class="p1">Alcohol tax in the UK, and therefore payable on single cask scotch whisky, is £28.74 per litre of pure alcohol. So let's look at two examples that illustrate the above point. Let's assume everything about two 700ml bottles of whisky is exactly the same, except one is bottled at 40% and the other at 60%. The Alcohol Duty on the first bottle will be £28.74 x 0.7 litres x 40% ABV, which is £8.05. And the tax on the second bottle will be £28.74 x 0.7 litres x 60% ABV, which is £12.07.</p> <p class="p1">Alcohol tax is a key contributor to the cost of cask strength single cask whiskies. This is particularly true up to the £100 mark, where the combination of VAT and Alcohol Duty will be a sizeable percentage of the total sum. For example, a 700ml bottle of single cask whisky at 60% ABV and priced at £75 will include £12.50 of VAT and £12.07. So, a total of £24.57 goes to HMRC, basically a third of the bottle price in this example.</p> <h2 class="p1">Small, passionate teams</h2> <p class="p1">Single cask whiskies can be released by any brand, including distilleries themselves. But, many of the single cask whiskies you'll find on the market are released by <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/pages/list-of-independent-whisky-bottlers" title="Independent Whisky Bottlers">independent bottlers</a>. Indie bottlers specialise in selecting exceptional casks and bottling them as single cask releases.</p> <p class="p1">Many independent bottlers are small companies. In fact, they're often just one, two or three people. A small family business. Run by passionate whisky lovers, who pour their heart and soul into every whisky they bottle.</p> <p class="p1">A small team doesn't necessarily have a direct bearing on cost. Although I would suggest that big companies can drive their costs lower in comparison with small family businesses. But what I would say is that every one of your hard-earned pounds you spend with independent businesses goes a long way. You are supporting someones hopes and dreams. And that, I feel, counts for a lot.</p> <h2 class="p1">Is single cask whisky worth it?</h2> <p class="p1">Yes, single cask whisky can be expensive and is a treat. But yes, single cask whisky is worth paying a, reasonable, premium for. You are buying a high quality rare whisky that is bottled as an artisan product often by small independent family companies. As long as you're buying from a reputable brand or specialist, you are getting great value for your money, with an exceptional whisky to enjoy.</p> <p class="p1">TopWhiskies specialises in independent bottlers and single cask whisky. You can find our full range of <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/collections/single-cask-whisky" title="Single Cask Whiskies">single cask whiskies here</a>. And if I can help you with any recommendations, I'd be delighted. You can <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/pages/contact-us" title="Contact TopWhiskies">contact me here</a>.</p> <p class="p1">Thanks for reading, Ed</p> What is single malt scotch whisky made of? The 3 + 3 Ingredients list. https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/what-is-single-malt-scotch-whiskey-made-of TopWhiskies - Whisky Blog and Guide by TopWhiskies urn:uuid:9beac49f-14a1-e254-3d14-1abcc7b2a9c1 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 11:59:05 +0000 Single malt scotch whisky is made of three main ingredients: malted barley, water, and yeast. Read more about these ingredients here.<p><a class="read-more" href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/what-is-single-malt-scotch-whiskey-made-of">More</a></p> <p class="p1">Single malt scotch whisky is made of three main ingredients: malted barley, water, and yeast. These natural ingredients have been used in much the same ways for hundreds of years. And, where we're talking specifically about what single malt scotch whisky is made of, it has to be these three specific ingredients. You can't use, for example, grains other than malted barley.</p> <p class="p1">Beyond these three main ingredients, there are three further factors at play. They don't meet the traditional definition of an 'ingredient', but they are key to developing a whisky's flavour. These are: oak casks, time, and peat.</p> <p class="p2">Let's look at these ingredients in greater detail.</p> <h2 class="p1">Malted barley used in making single malt scotch whisky</h2> <p class="p1"><img src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0428/1722/4864/files/malted-barley-is-a-key-ingredient-in-making-single-malt-scotch-whisky_600x600.jpg?v=1669549948" alt="Malted barley is a key ingredient in making single malt scotch whisky" title="Malted barley is a key ingredient in making single malt scotch whisky"></p> <p class="p1">Malted barley is the source of sugar that the yeast consumes to produce alcohol. It is also one of the key contributors to flavour.</p> <p class="p1">The type of barley used has changed over the years. This change is the result of farming, and developing crops that produce higher yields. In simple terms: more modern crops produce more grains, which means more sugar to create a greater amount of alcohol when fermented.</p> <h3 class="p1">Heritage barley types</h3> <p class="p1">Heritage barley types used in the past include Oxbridge, Prisma, Chariot and Golden Promise. As lower-yield varieties, these are not commonly used today. However, as new artisan distilleries look for heritage crops to revive and experiment with, they may yet see a revival.</p> <h3 class="p1">Current barley varieties</h3> <p class="p1">The most common varieties of barley used today are Belgravia, Concerto, Propino, Quench and Shuffle. The barley can be grown anywhere, the Scotch Whisky Association doesn't state that it has to be Scottish barley. That said, one of the emerging trends that artisan whisky distilleries are adopting to set themselves apart from the competition is to source their barley locally - even to grow it themselves. This "field to bottle" control and transparency helps create a unique, quality whisky.  </p> <h3 class="p1">Modern barley types</h3> <p class="p1">Modern barley varieties being experimented with in whisky include Moonshine, Odyssey, Chronicle and Overture. As farmers look for barley varieties that are sustainable, hardy, and high-yield, we can expect the types of barley to slowly evolve over time. More variety then gives distillers more choice as to what they use to make their whiskies.</p> <h3 class="p1">Creating malted barley</h3> <p class="p1">Malted barley is created through a process known as 'malting'. The grains of barley are carefully dampened and laid out on a warm floor. They are then left to germinate - to start growing. As the grain of barley starts to grow, it begins breaking down its store of sugar. It is that sugar which feeds the yeast during the fermentation. Before the barley grows too much, its growth is stopped by heating the grain - and killing the germination. This ensures enough sugar is left for fermentation. </p> <h2 class="p1">The role of water in making scotch whisky</h2> <p class="p1"><img src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0428/1722/4864/files/water-main-ingredient-in-single-malt-scotch-whisky_600x600.jpg?v=1669550236" alt="Water is one of the main ingredients in making single malt scotch whisky" title="Water is one of the main ingredients in making single malt scotch whisky"></p> <p class="p1">Making whisky is a water-intensive process. You need a lot of water. So it's no coincidence that whisky distilleries are usually found near springs or rivers. Particularly historic distilleries. As an ingredient, water can be used at three key points in making whisky, during fermentation, before filling casks, and at bottling.</p> <h3 class="p1">Using water to create wort</h3> <p class="p1">Added to the crushed malted barley to create a 'wash', which is then fermented into 'wort'. Wort is like a beer, which can then be distilled to create new make spirit, the starting point for single malt scotch whisky.</p> <h3 class="p1">Adding water to new make before filling casks</h3> <p class="p1">Added to the new make distillate, to bring the ABV of the spirit down to an appropriate level for filling casks. Whether water is added, and if so how much is used, depends on the distillery's chosen filling strength. To give you a rough idea, new make spirit is usually around 68% ABV. Water can then be added to bring the spirit down to 63.5% before a cask is filled.</p> <h3 class="p1">Adding water when bottling single malt whisky</h3> <p class="p1">Added to the matured single malt scotch whisky, before it is bottled. Most whiskies on the market are sold at a reduced bottling strength. 40% ABV is the strength you will see the most often. Mid-range strengths are 46-49%. But unless the whisky is bottled at natural cask strength, by definition at least some water has been added to bring the ABV down.</p> <h3 class="p1">Sourcing water to use in making whisky</h3> <p class="p1">Because water is such a key ingredient in making single malt scotch whisky, where that water comes from can be a key consideration. Many distilleries will protect their water source, trying to gain exclusivity over it. It becomes part of their heritage, their story, and their marketing. For example, sister distilleries Glenfiddich and Balvenie who draw water from the Robbie Dhu springs.</p> <p class="p2">The logic is that the minerals in the water will effect the fermentation process, influencing the flavour profile. Given the distillation process, and recognising the major impact the maturation phase, experts are divided on how important the water source truly is. But certainly purists will argue it is at least one of the variables in creating flavour.</p> <h2 class="p1">Types of yeast used in making scotch whiskies</h2> <p class="p1">Yeast is a fungus. A friendly fungus - humans have used yeast for thousands and thousands of years. It plays a key part in making bread. And, it plays a key part in making alcohol. From beer and cider, to wine, and to whisky - yeast is crucial.</p> <p class="p1">You don't need to add a lot of yeast. Around 2 to 2.5% of the wash volume will be enough for the magic to happen. Once added, the yeast feeds off the sugars present in the malt barley wash to create alcohol and flavour compounds during fermentation. The yeast used during fermentation needs to be able to:</p> <ul> <li>Convert sugar into alcohol (ethanol) efficiently</li> <li>Create desirable flavours</li> <li>Survive long enough in a hot, high ethanol and high sugar environment to complete their crucial work</li> <li>And, remain stable during storage before use</li> </ul> <p class="p1">All the types of yeast used in making whisky come from one species: Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. There are different types of yeast that distillers can choose to use, within this species. Most distillers will use a combination of two styles: brewer yeasts and distillers yeasts. By using a combination of the two, they can ensure they use all the sugar in the wash (maximising alcohol) while also producing desirable flavours.</p> <h2 class="p1">The role of wooden oak casks in making scotch whisky</h2> <p class="p1"><img src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0428/1722/4864/files/oak-casks-used-to-make-single-malt-scotch-whisky_600x600.jpg?v=1669549801" alt="Wooden oak casks used in making single malt scotch whisky" title="Wooden oak casks used in making single malt scotch whisky"></p> <p class="p1">Fermentation is when a whisky is born. Distillation is where a whisky gains its strength and clarity. But maturation is where the whisky's flavours fully develop.</p> <p class="p1">After distillation, a whisky is clear and colourless. It does have flavour and aroma, and high-quality new make spirit can be delicious. But, put side by side with an aged whisky, it won't have the same depth and breadth of flavour. And, it may be less refined - with more prickle and alcohol heat.</p> <p class="p1">The maturation phase adds flavour, broadens dimensions, and smooths any rough edges. And this maturation phase happens in wooden barrels. The Scotch Whisky Authority regulates that these have to be specifically oak casks. But a range of <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/a-guide-to-whisky-cask-sizes-and-types" title="Sizes and types of whisky cask">sizes and types of whisky cask</a> are allowed.</p> <p class="p1">There are two main species of oak used in scotch whisky casks. American oak, Quercus Alba, and European oak, Quercus Rober or Quercus Patraea. American oak softens whisky, and adds notes of vanilla and a creamy character. European oak has a greater wood flavour, with added spice and a dry character.</p> <p class="p1">Looking briefly beyond Scotch whisky, other woods are used. Mizunara oak, Quercus Mongolica, is prized for Japanese whisky. And yes, woods other than oak can be used. Not for scotch whisky, but for other categories. Method and Madness in Ireland have used a wide range of weird and wonderful woods for their Irish whiskey, for example chestnut.</p> <p class="p1">You could well argue that the oak casks aren't so much an ingredient as they are a tool for making whisky. And I'd see what you meant by this nuance. However, I include it in the ingredients list as it does play a more active roll in developing flavour than one may think.</p> <p class="p1">As the whisky interacts with the wood a series of chemical exchanges happen. Some chemicals are removed from the whisky. Some are added. And some interact, developing new flavours. Let's take one example: the vanilla note you'll find in a lot of whiskies (particularly American whiskey). This flavour comes not from the malted barley, water or yeast. It's not created during fermentation or distillation. Instead, it comes from vanillin, a molecule found in wood, which is absorbed into the whisky during maturation. And if you're wondering why this vanilla flavour is particularly prominent in American whiskey, this is because the oak casks used are first fill - and so the effect is stronger.</p> <p class="p1">The oak casks used in making single malt scotch whisky often held something else, before the whisky was added. Often, that was American whiskey - as oak casks are a common byproduct of making American whiskeys. But it can also be other drinks. You can read about the <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/sherry-casks-effect-whisky-flavour" title="Sherry Casks used to make single malt scotch whisky">use of sherry casks in making whisky here</a>, and about the <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/port-casks-effect-flavour-whiskies" title="Port Casks used in making whisky">use of port casks in making whisky here</a>.</p> <h2 class="p1">Making single malt scotch whisky takes time</h2> <p class="p1">So, if I was stretching the definition of 'ingredients' with the oak casks above, I'm definitely breaking it with this one. But, let me explain. Developing flavour while aging in oak casks takes time. Lots of time. The Scotch Whisky Authority states that a scotch has to be aged for a minimum of three years. But, in reality, many whiskies are aged for much longer than three years. Think about the age statements that you may find in a supermarket: I bet you'll often see '12 Years Old'. And a whisky can go up to 30 years, 40 years, or even older.</p> <p class="p1">So, time plays a key role in making flavour. You have to be patient and let the oak cask work its magic over time. And, given how the length of time the cask is left to age has such a material impact, this is why I include time in this list.</p> <h2 class="p1">The use of peat in making smokey whiskies</h2> <p class="p1"><img src="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0428/1722/4864/files/using-peat-to-make-whisky_600x600.jpg?v=1669549712" alt="Using peat to make peated single malt scotch whiskies" title="Using peat to make peated single malt scotch whiskies"></p> <p class="p1">Peat is centuries-old vegetation that has part-decayed and part-survived. It becomes compressed over hundreds of years, into a kind of fibrous dense soil, thick with that old vegetation. It can be cut into brick shapes and then dried.</p> <p class="p1">Peat has long been used as a source of fuel. In Scotland and Ireland in particular, it was burned to provide heat to cook with, boil water with, and keep the home warm. And, peat is sometimes used in making whisky.</p> <p class="p1">It's important to note that not all scotch whiskies are made using peat. Only some. Where it is used, peat is burned to create heat which dries the malted barley, stopping it from growing, and keeping the sugar locked in the grains. </p> <p class="p1">During this process, the peat gives off smoke. Picture that fibrous vegetal soil brick I described, burning on a fire. I bet you can imagine the smoke coming off it. That smoke will gently permeate the drying grains of barley. And some of the smoke particles will remain in the grains, through fermentation and distillation, and into the whisky. This adds a smokey earthy character to the final single malt whisky.</p> <p class="p1">So again, not a typical ingredient, and not a ubiquitous one. But, peat can be used to add an extra flavour dimension to whiskies.</p> <h3 class="p2">Feeling thirsty?</h3> <p class="p2">I hope you've enjoyed this article about the ingredients whisky is made of. If you're feeling thirsty, I have a great selection of <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/collections/best-whiskies" title="Single Malt Scotch Whiskies">single malt scotch whiskies available here</a>. They're all from small independent brands, who are passionate about artisan whiskies made using the very best ingredients. </p> <p class="p2">And, if you enjoyed this article, you may enjoy reading my article about the <a href="https://topwhiskies.com/blogs/whisky-blog/what-is-the-chemistry-of-whisky" title="Chemistry of Whisky">chemistry of whisky here</a>.</p> <p class="p2">Thanks for reading, Ed</p> Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review (Fall 2022) https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/old-fitzgerald-bottled-in-bond-bourbon-review-fall-2022/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:37b0d897-e146-8099-d453-086fe97625d4 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 10:30:42 +0000 By Richard Thomas Rating: A My first thought when I read about the Old Fitz Bonded coming out this season looked back on when the series was first launched, and how the croakers derided the series as a rip-off, complaining that one of their old favorites had been replaced by an ordinary bourbon with a ... <p><em><strong>By Richard Thomas</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Rating: A</strong></p> <div id="attachment_20384" style="width: 210px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Old_Fitz_Fall_2022.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-20384" class="size-medium wp-image-20384" src="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Old_Fitz_Fall_2022-200x300.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="300" srcset="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Old_Fitz_Fall_2022-200x300.jpg 200w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Old_Fitz_Fall_2022.jpg 572w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-20384" class="wp-caption-text">Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Bourbon<br /><i>(Credit: Heaven Hill)</i></p></div> <p>My first thought when I read about the Old Fitz Bonded coming out this season looked back on when the series was first launched, and how the croakers derided the series as a rip-off, complaining that one of their old favorites had been replaced by an ordinary bourbon with a heavily marked up price tag. As usual, the croakers were wrong, and never more so than they are in Fall 2022.</p> <p>Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond was never ordinary, as the <a href="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2021/10/the-best-old-fitzgerald-bottled-in-bond-bourbons-101321/">bi-annual series is always bottled in bond and has produced middle aged (12 to 15 years old) bourbon for the most part</a>. Middle aged bourbon ceased to be ordinary when Elijah Craig went from 12 years old to NAS, and middle aged bonded bourbon was <em>never</em> ordinary. Now add that Old Fitzgerald is a wheated bourbon brand. But this current installment underlines why you should never take advise from an anonymous toxic nerd on the internet with a Sharpie, because it&#8217;s <strong>19 years old</strong>.</p> <p>I&#8217;m not from the school that preaches older whiskey is always better. For example, I&#8217;d be the first to tell you Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old was consistently too oaky, at least for my taste. Still, it&#8217;s worth noting that this oldest-yet Old Fitz is in the same age range or older than all the bottles bourbon fans are so passionate about. Moreover, I think Heaven Hill has a pretty good track record for releasing ultra-aged bourbons that avoid over-oaking, and that was certainly the case with this Old Fitz Bonded 22.</p> <p><strong>The Bourbon<br /> </strong>The look of the 100 proof pour is a deep reddened amber. The nose spoke to the long resting period in white oak straight away. Sharing center stage with the traditional brown sugar and vanilla was a heap of earthy cocoa and hoary leather, these two things tied together by a modest tropical note reminiscent of coconut and jackfruit. The flavor builds on this by morphing the tropical note into something herbaceous, drawing in mint and anise. An oaky current runs throughout the experience, holding steady and never overpowering the pour.</p> <p>I adored this batch of Old Fitz, so much so that after doing my evaluation I fetched my <a href="https://norlanglass.com/products/rauk-heavy-tumbler?variant=39433147744326&amp;gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp_iYpdHM-wIVmMiUCR2ikgFyEAAYASABEgKkCvD_BwE">Norlan Rauk Tumbler</a> and poured myself a double. And then I finished off my sample. The overpowering part of it wasn&#8217;t the aged oak; instead, it overpowered my sense of restraint, so I drank the entire 200 ml hip flask sample bottle in a single evening.</p> <p><strong>The Price<br /> </strong>Officially, this bottle is $240. 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Bimber debuts first peated single malt whisky  Bimber becomes first 21st century English distillery to entirely floor malt and kiln its peated spirit onsite ‘Bimber The 1st Peated’ displays an ‘in-bottle’ PPM in order to kickstart a new dialogue about what’s actually inside a bottle of peated whisky London’s Bimber Distillery today announced the [&#8230;] <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-93419 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bimber1.png" alt="" width="257" height="196" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Bimber debuts first peated single malt whisky</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Bimber becomes first 21<sup>st</sup> century English distillery to entirely floor malt and kiln its peated spirit onsite</p> <p style="text-align: center;">‘Bimber The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated’ displays an ‘in-bottle’ PPM in order to kickstart a new dialogue about what’s actually inside a bottle of peated whisky</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122792" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Bimber-1stpeated1-002-1024x682.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="333" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Bimber-1stpeated1-002-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Bimber-1stpeated1-002-300x200.jpg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Bimber-1stpeated1-002-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Bimber-1stpeated1-002-1536x1024.jpg 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Bimber-1stpeated1-002.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">London’s Bimber Distillery today announced the upcoming release of ‘The 1st Peated’ – the distillery’s inaugural peated single malt whisky. Crafted from a marriage of four heavily peated American oak ex-bourbon casks, The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated is entirely composed from the distillery’s earliest fully peated distillation that took place in May 2019.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The release consists of 1,140 bottles at an ABV of 54.1% and possesses an ‘in-bottle’ PPM of 14.4. Bottles are priced at £130 and will be available via a weighted ballot on the <a href="https://www.bimberdistillery.co.uk/home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bimber website</a> from Monday 28<sup>th</sup> November.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated began its journey at Bimber’s single farm (Fordham &amp; Allen in Basingstoke) where 100% of the distillery’s barley is grown. Two-row Concerto was transported to London where it was steeped 3 times over 40 hours before being turned every 8 hours over the following 5 days. The barley was then dried using a combination of dry and wet Aberdeenshire peat by the Bimber team in a custom-made kiln.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The pungently smoked grains were than mashed and fermented for seven days in the distillery’s iconic in-house crafted washbacks, before being unhurriedly distilled using two directly-fired alembic pot stills.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The four casks married together to create The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated (#463. #464, #470 and #471), were selected to produce the perfect partnership of Bimber’s fruity and textural single malt whisky style with the intensity of fragrant and smouldering Highland peat smoke.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Speaking of the launch, Bimber Founder and Master Distiller Dariusz Plazewski said “The team and I are truly thrilled to be able to share The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated with whisky lovers. This release represents a major milestone on the continued journey of Bimber and of our single malt London whisky. Not only is it the culmination of several years of investigation and passion, but being entirely produced by-hand, in-house &#8211;  it is also truly embodies our continued dedication to traditional production methods.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated is presented with an ‘in-bottle’ PPM, standing in contrast to most other the whiskies which indicate the initial phenolic content of the barley prior to distillation. Distillery spokesperson Matt McKay noted the reasoning behind this decision by stating “For too long the debate about peat levels has been a race to the top. Producers have sought to display the biggest PPM numbers possible without ever trying to contextualise to customers what these numbers mean in terms of the actual peated character of a whisky once it is inside of a bottle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Barley PPMs ignore the fact that at every stage of the whisky-making process there is a decrease in the volume of phenols present. They also ignore the large variations that distinct production methods across different distilleries have on this inevitable decline. A 50 PPM barley utilised at one distillery will not directly equate to 50 PPM barley used by another. By presenting The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated with an in-bottle PPM we’re looking to kickstart a dialogue about PPMs which hopefully leads to a more considered reflection of what’s actually inside a bottle of whisky.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>Bimber The 1<sup>st</sup> Peated</u></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A marriage of four heavily peated ex-bourbon barrels (#463. #464, #470 and #471),</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Nose:               </strong>Pineapple juice and apricot cobbler sit alongside creamy toffee whilst damp, feathery smoke envelopes fallen leaves and touches of salinity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Palate:</strong>             A weighty arrival delivers immediate peat influence – smouldering logs, leaf mulch and smoked vanilla fudge. The development unleashes a wave of bright, vibrant fruitiness together with wood spice.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Finish:</strong>             Mentholated oak with lingering vivid fruit sugars.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">70cl</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">14.4 PPM (in-bottle)</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">54.1% ABV</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">RRP £130</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Available via weighted ballot from 28<sup>th</sup> November<strong> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>About </u></strong><strong><u>Bimber</u></strong><strong> </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Bimber Distillery produces world-class single malt whisky, handcrafted with passion in West London. As a leading distiller of English whisky, we combine generations of rich distilling heritage with the finest quality ingredients to create the ultimate craft whisky experience.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.bimberdistillery.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.bimberdistillery.co.uk</a></p> Benriach The Sixteen at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2022/11/benriach-the-sixteen-at-the-whisky-shop-scotch-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:84c5cc99-43d0-16da-98e0-d4589887956b Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:05:06 +0000 Benriach The Sixteen For fans of The Ten, this has the same cask make-up yet is elevated in richness and complexity by age £77.00 PRE-ORDER NOW Benriach The Sixteen Description The iconic age statement from Benriach was in recent years not produced due to very high demand, but it is back with a bang! For fans [&#8230;] <h3><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-107436 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BENRIACH.png" alt="" width="286" height="113" /></h3> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122776" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-1024x1024.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/benriach_thesixteen_ps-2048x2048.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://whiskyshop.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce26432788f7c2066ad9054ee&amp;id=793a34785e&amp;e=be38042ebd" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Benriach The Sixteen</strong></a></p> <p><em>For fans of The Ten, this has the same cask make-up yet is elevated in richness and complexity by age</em></p> <h4 style="text-align: center;"><a style="font-weight: unset!important;" href="https://whiskyshop.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce26432788f7c2066ad9054ee&amp;id=ac78fb9f89&amp;e=be38042ebd" target="_blank" rel="noopener">£77.00<br /> PRE-ORDER NOW</a></h4> <h4 style="text-align: center;">Benriach The Sixteen Description</h4> <div class="section-content"> <p style="text-align: justify;">The iconic age statement from Benriach was in recent years not produced due to very high demand, but it is back with a bang! For fans of The Ten, this has the same cask make-up yet is elevated in richness and complexity by age. Matured in a combination of bourbon, sherry and virgin oak, and bottled at 43% abv at natural colour.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Discover a wisp of smoke alongside aromas of baked apples, hazelnut and ginger-spiced apricots, leading to flavours of stone fruits, nutty oak and honeyed malt. Bottled at 43% abv at natural colour.</em></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-122571 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/TWS-logo.png" alt="" width="339" height="149" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/TWS-logo.png 339w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/TWS-logo-300x132.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 339px) 100vw, 339px" /></p> </div> MORTLACH DISTILLERY 14 Year Old 2007 First Editions Cask #19732 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2022/11/mortlach-distillery-14-year-old-2007-first-editions-cask-19732-at-the-whisky-barrel-scotch-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:cd24cb1e-1fd7-df66-2abb-8a67db926a4b Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:04:58 +0000 MORTLACH DISTILLERY 14 Year Old 2007 First Editions Cask #19732 2007 vintage single sherry butt bottled by Hunter Liang &#38; Co. for the First Editions series. Just 181 bottles. Expect apples, blackcurrants, and raisins with a rich palate of of berries, dark chocolate, light smoke, and sultanas. A nose of apples, blackcurrants, and raisins. The [&#8230;] <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-122779 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/logo-first-editions.png" alt="" width="401" height="401" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/logo-first-editions.png 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/logo-first-editions-300x300.png 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/logo-first-editions-150x150.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 401px) 100vw, 401px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>MORTLACH DISTILLERY 14 Year Old 2007 First Editions Cask #19732</strong></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122780" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach-782x1024.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="524" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach-782x1024.jpg 782w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach-229x300.jpg 229w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach-768x1006.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach-1173x1536.jpg 1173w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach-1564x2048.jpg 1564w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FE-Mortlach.jpg 1763w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">2007 vintage single sherry butt bottled by Hunter Liang &amp; Co. for the First Editions series. Just 181 bottles. Expect apples, blackcurrants, and raisins with a rich palate of of berries, dark chocolate, light smoke, and sultanas. A nose of apples, blackcurrants, and raisins. The palate is rich with notes of berries, dark chocolate, light smoke, and sultanas. The finish is long, with lingering fruit.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://thewhiskybarrel.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=44a17c64ec01ccca95440f2c9&amp;id=69f59e4cb3&amp;e=bbf274b9e5" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Buy &#8211; Mortlach 14 Year Old &#8211; £95 / $94* / €91*</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Mortlach Distillery was established in 1823 on the banks of the River Dullan in the Speyside whisky region. Mortlach is equipped with wooden worm tubs, six stills of assorted shapes and sizes and three spirit safes in order to run a unique two and a half times or partial triple distillation process. Official bottling of Mortlach single malt are few, however, independent bottlers recognise the great quality of Mortlach whisky particularly following long maturation in sherry casks. Gordon &amp; MacPahil released a stunning bottling of 70 year old Mortlach single cask malt whisky distilled in 1938 and matured in a single sherry hogshead until bottling in 2009.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-117718 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/TWB-2022.jpg" alt="" width="233" height="87" /></p> Whisky Auctioneer November 2022 Auction Now Live – Whisky Auction News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2022/11/whisky-auctioneer-november-2022-auction-now-live-whisky-auction-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:baef4021-a82b-5ce4-4b64-dceb66f9321a Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:03:24 +0000 November 2022 Auction  // 25 November &#8211; 5 December 2022 Now Live: November Auction A warm welcome to our November Auction. Featuring over 10,000 rare whiskies, this is a unique opportunity to bid on some of the world&#8217;s most sought-after bottles. This month we feature the Dalmore Decades No.5 Collection for the first time &#8211; [&#8230;] <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-121329" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-1024x142.png" alt="" width="500" height="70" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-1024x142.png 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-300x42.png 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-768x107.png 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-1536x214.png 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-2048x285.png 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/news/features/dalmore-no5-collection?utm_source=Klaviyo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2022.11.25%20November%20Live&amp;utm_content=Read%20our%20exclusive%20article%20where%20we%20explore%20the%20Dalmore%20Decades%20Collection.&amp;_kx=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-122845 size-full" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo1.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="234" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo1.jpg 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo1-300x140.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">November 2022 Auction  // 25 November &#8211; 5 December 2022</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Now Live: <a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/current-auction" target="_blank" rel="noopener">November Auction</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A warm welcome to our November Auction. Featuring over 10,000 rare whiskies, this is a unique opportunity to bid on some of the world&#8217;s most sought-after bottles.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This month we feature the Dalmore Decades No.5 Collection for the first time &#8211; one of just 15 presentation sets ever produced, wonderful old and rare selections from Bowmore and The Macallan, old-vintage expressions from the likes of Rosebank and Balblair, alongside incredible rare bottlings of Pappy Van Winkle.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Read our <a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/news/features/dalmore-no5-collection?utm_source=Klaviyo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2022.11.25%20November%20Live&amp;utm_content=Read%20our%20exclusive%20article%20where%20we%20explore%20the%20Dalmore%20Decades%20Collection.&amp;_kx=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">exclusive article</a> where we explore the Dalmore Decades Collection.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">View a small selection of auction highlights below.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Browse our <a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/current-auction" target="_blank" rel="noopener">live auction</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/5106842/rosebank-1967-rw-duthie-europvin-21-year-old?utm_source=Klaviyo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2022.11.25%20November%20Live&amp;utm_content=Rosebank%201967%20R.W.%20Duthie%20for%20Europvin&amp;_kx=Photo 3" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone wp-image-122846 size-full" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo2.jpeg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo2.jpeg 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo2-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo2-150x150.jpeg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">A Whisky Auctioneer First &#8211; Rosebank 1967 R.W. Duthie for Europvin</p> <p><a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/5107125/dalmore-decades-no5-collection?_kx=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122850 size-full" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo3.jpeg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo3.jpeg 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo3-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo3-150x150.jpeg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&#8220;A Masterpiece of Time&#8221; &#8211; Dalmore Decades Collection</p> <p><a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/6163365/port-ellen-12-year-old-james-macarthur-cask-strength-627?utm_source=Klaviyo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2022.11.25%20November%20Live&amp;utm_content=Port%20Ellen%2012%20Year%20Old%20James%20MacArthur&amp;_kx=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122848 size-full" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo6.jpeg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo6.jpeg 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo6-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo6-150x150.jpeg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">An Islay Icon &#8211; Bowmore 1967 Largiemeanoch 12 Year Old</p> <p><a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/november-2022-auction?f%5B0%5D=distilleries%3A3&amp;utm_source=Klaviyo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2022.11.25%20November%20Live&amp;utm_content=The%20Macallan%20Old%20%26%20Rare&amp;_kx=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122849 size-full" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo5.jpeg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo5.jpeg 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo5-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo5-150x150.jpeg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The Macallan Old &amp; Rare Highlights</p> <p><a href="https://whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/6163029/bowmore-1967-largiemeanoch-12-year-old?utm_source=Klaviyo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2022.11.25%20November%20Live&amp;utm_content=Bowmore%201967%20Largiemeanoch%2012%20Year%20Old&amp;_kx=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122847 size-full" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo4.jpeg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo4.jpeg 500w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo4-300x300.jpeg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WA-Photo4-150x150.jpeg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Islay’s Lost Jewel &#8211; Port Ellen 12 Year Old James MacArthur</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-121329" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-1024x142.png" alt="" width="500" height="70" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-1024x142.png 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-300x42.png 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-768x107.png 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-1536x214.png 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/WA-1.-2048x285.png 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> Blue Run Releases Their Second Rye https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/blue-run-releases-their-second-rye/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:26332604-312d-1573-6eef-f2fe04b71f6a Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:02:33 +0000 Blue Run Spirits has released the second rye whiskey in their line-up, Blue Run Emerald Rye Whiskey. This marks the first Blue Run Rye Whiskey to be contract distilled by Blue Run Liquid Advisor Jim Rutledge at Castle &#38; Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky and the first Blue Run Rye to be bottled at barrel ... <div>Blue Run Spirits has released the second rye whiskey in their line-up, Blue Run Emerald Rye Whiskey. This marks the first Blue Run Rye Whiskey to be contract distilled by Blue Run Liquid Advisor Jim Rutledge at Castle &amp; Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky and the first Blue Run Rye to be bottled at barrel proof.</div> <div></div> <div>Blue Run Emerald Rye serves as the follow up to Blue Run Golden Rye Whiskey, a Gold Medal winner at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Emerald, a limited collection, was crafted from just 189 barrels and embraces the distinct, spicy characteristics of Rye Whiskey, yet with the approachability and depth of a fine Bourbon. Blue Run Whiskey Director Shaylyn Gammon expertly blended Emerald to highlight a myriad of Blue Run’s favorite flavor characteristics.</div> <div></div> <div>“This was an incredibly fun project to work on as I asked the Blue Run team what aspects of Rye Whiskey they truly loved,” said Gammon. “I then went about focusing my blend on those key attributes, zeroing in on fragrant herbs, fresh peppers and robust spice. Those three prominent notes provide the foundation for a complex, deep flavor experience all the way through to the finish.”</div> <div></div> <div>Adding to the complexity, several Emerald barrels were aged at different locations more than fifty miles apart in Bardstown and Frankfort. The difference in aging environments helped contribute to the blend’s approachability at this high of proof. In addition, Shaylyn crafted Emerald with whiskies born from three different mash bills with varying degrees of the core grain of rye, creating a rich liquid palette for her to work with when applying her award-winning blending skills.</div> <div></div> <div>On the nose, Emerald Rye has dreamy butterscotch and creamy caramel leading to toasted oak and spicy peppers. The palate is awakened with a quick hit of buttercream and shishito peppers followed by a blast of apples and pears evolving into a woody sprinkling of cloves and rye spice. The finish will leave you with lasting memories of leather, oak and brown butter.</div> <div></div> <div>Blue Run’s signature butterfly medallion on the bottle glimmers with anodized emerald green, making it easily identified by whiskey enthusiasts and collectors alike. Designed by renowned Nike sneaker designer and Blue Run cofounder Devon McKinney, Emerald is the second butterfly medallion in Blue Run’s Rye Whiskey series inspired by precious objects.</div> <div></div> <div>Blue Run Emerald is available for $109.99 SRP and is barrel proof at 116.7.</div> <p><a class="a2a_button_facebook" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/facebook?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&amp;linkname=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&amp;linkname=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&amp;linkname=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&amp;linkname=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&amp;linkname=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&amp;linkname=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Fblue-run-releases-their-second-rye%2F&#038;title=Blue%20Run%20Releases%20Their%20Second%20Rye" data-a2a-url="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/blue-run-releases-their-second-rye/" data-a2a-title="Blue Run Releases Their Second Rye"></a></p> Scotch Malt Whisky Society MANGO & MARMALADE DUO: BUY BOTH TOGETHER FOR £290 – Scotch Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2022/11/scotch-malt-whisky-society-mango-marmalade-duo-buy-both-together-for-290-scotch-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:bad32ae3-e1f7-b6bd-c9ee-b8e3e5b6a46c Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:01:40 +0000 MANGO &#38; MARMALADE DUO: BUY BOTH TOGETHER FOR £290 38.35 HIBISCUS TEA BENEATH A MANGO TREE &#38; MARMALADE OVERDRIVE What a combination of flavours and at a very special price. Both bottlings bring different taste experiences to the party and showcase the unique diversity of the Society’s whisky. Being able to sample a Closed Distillery [&#8230;] <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SMWS-LOGO-NEW-2020.png"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-104112" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SMWS-LOGO-NEW-2020.png" alt="" width="500" height="112" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SMWS-LOGO-NEW-2020.png 595w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SMWS-LOGO-NEW-2020-300x67.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-122801" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/SMWS-Picture3.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="225" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/SMWS-Picture3.jpg 600w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/SMWS-Picture3-300x113.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>MANGO &amp; MARMALADE DUO: BUY BOTH TOGETHER FOR £290</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">38.35 HIBISCUS TEA BENEATH A MANGO TREE &amp; MARMALADE OVERDRIVE</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">What a combination of flavours and at a very special price. Both bottlings bring different taste experiences to the party and showcase the unique diversity of the Society’s whisky. Being able to sample a Closed Distillery bottling next to a new generation of Society experimental blended malt whiskies is something quite unique. If you do the maths, Cask No. 38.35 is priced at £280 so this is an exceptional offer.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://email.smws.com/t/d-l-zykse-tdhttukrhd-t/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>MANGO FOR ME</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Contact: <strong><a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">sales@smws.com</a></strong> or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). V</em><em>isit the Society at </em><em><a href="http://www.smws.co.uk/memberships" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here for membership information</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>T</em><em>his is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing </em><a href="http://tinyurl.com/lfvld2y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>You Tube video</em></strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SMWS-LOGO-2017-NEW.png"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-80265" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SMWS-LOGO-2017-NEW-1024x243.png" alt="SMWS LOGO 2017 NEW" width="500" height="119" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SMWS-LOGO-2017-NEW-1024x243.png 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SMWS-LOGO-2017-NEW-300x71.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></a></p> Three GREAT Peated whiskies for 2023 – Ralfy Whisky News https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2022/11/three-great-peated-whiskies-for-2023-ralfy-whisky-news/ WhiskyIntelligence.com urn:uuid:c9b99294-23c5-9644-bf39-60d5134b7496 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:00:08 +0000 Three GREAT Peated whiskies for 2023 <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-115329 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Flat-cap.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="225" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Flat-cap.jpg 225w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Flat-cap-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-121647 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/X-Ralfy-225-b.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="225" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/X-Ralfy-225-b.jpg 225w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/X-Ralfy-225-b-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Three <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ66cM9Q5qY" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GREAT Peated</a> whiskies for 2023</strong></p> Robert Mondavi Rye Barrel Aged Red Blend Review https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/robert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:d82ebd2d-32d8-726a-eaff-7cb05e710ce8 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 07:55:06 +0000 By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ It wasn&#8217;t until after I had already written up Mondavi&#8217;s bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon that I learned the winemaker has also released a rye barrel aged red wine. Bourbon barrel-aged wines are a relatively small niche on liquor store shelves, but they are very much an established thing now. Rye ... <p><em><strong>By Richard Thomas</strong></em></p> <p><strong>Rating: B+</strong></p> <div id="attachment_20374" style="width: 236px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/modavi-rye-wine.jpg"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-20374" class="size-medium wp-image-20374" src="http://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/modavi-rye-wine-226x300.jpg" alt="" width="226" height="300" srcset="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/modavi-rye-wine-226x300.jpg 226w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/modavi-rye-wine-768x1020.jpg 768w, https://whiskeyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/modavi-rye-wine.jpg 771w" sizes="(max-width: 226px) 100vw, 226px" /></a><p id="caption-attachment-20374" class="wp-caption-text">Robert Mondavi Rye Barrel-Aged Red Blend<br /><i>(Credit: Richard Thomas)</i></p></div> <p>It wasn&#8217;t until after I had already written up <a href="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/10/robert-mondavi-bourbon-barrel-aged-cabernet-sauvignon-review-101922/">Mondavi&#8217;s bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon</a> that I learned the winemaker has also released a rye barrel aged red wine. Bourbon barrel-aged wines are a relatively small niche on liquor store shelves, but they are very much an established thing now. Rye barrel aged wines, on the other hand, are not. I wasn&#8217;t even aware anyone was using former rye whiskey barrels for aging wine before I was told about <a href="https://www.robertmondaviprivateselection.com/products/rye-barrel-aged-red-blend">the Modavi example</a>, and a cursory look around for other examples revealed only one more.</p> <p>That said, this expression has been around since at least 2018, so that I hadn&#8217;t heard of it can be fairly said to be at least half my own fault. Mondavi also has a rum barrel-aged Merlot, but that is way outside the scope of what we do here on <em>The Whiskey Reviewer</em>.</p> <p><strong>The Wine<br /> </strong>However much I appreciated the vanilla/caramel aspect that bourbon barrel-aged wines take on, I now wonder if rye might not be the way to go. The cookie spices in the rye really sing through, and they complement the dark berry and fruit notes of the wine far better than I think vanilla does.</p> <p>Take this bottle&#8217;s sibling, the bourbon barrel-aged Cab Sav. As much as I like that wine, it&#8217;s a little too sweet and syrupy to be put on the table with a meal. It&#8217;s best use is for stand alone drinking or maybe with a sweet treat. This rye barrel wine is more rounded, and therefore much better for general purposes&#8230; which is the way it should be for a red blend in the first place.</p> <p>I gave to two Mondavi whiskey barrel wines the same grade, but for different reasons. While the bourbon barrel wine got its marks for really leaning into the bourbon aspects, and thus filling a particular niche well, this rye barrel red blend scores points for just being all-around good.</p> <p><strong>The Price<br /> </strong>You&#8217;ll probably find this item for $14.99, but I&#8217;ve seen it marked down to $10.99.</p> <p><a class="a2a_button_facebook" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/facebook?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&amp;linkname=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%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%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&amp;linkname=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%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%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&amp;linkname=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%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%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&amp;linkname=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%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%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&amp;linkname=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%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%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&amp;linkname=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%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%2F2022%2F11%2Frobert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722%2F&#038;title=Robert%20Mondavi%20Rye%20Barrel%20Aged%20Red%20Blend%20Review" data-a2a-url="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/robert-mondavi-rye-barrel-aged-red-blend-review-112722/" data-a2a-title="Robert Mondavi Rye Barrel Aged Red Blend Review"></a></p> Templeton Rye Ships This Year’s Stout Cask Finish https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/templeton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish/ The Whiskey Reviewer urn:uuid:0187a016-eca9-c11b-895b-e28cb091a4f3 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 06:59:45 +0000 Iowa&#8217;s Templeton Distillery has shipped the 2022 Stout Cask Finish expression from their Barrel Finish Series. This Imperial Stout Cask Finish is the fourth expression in Templeton’s Barrel Finish Series, a limited-edition release sold on allocation and not to be missed. First introduced in 2019, the Barrel Finish Series focuses on utilizing unusual wood treatments ... <p dir="ltr">Iowa&#8217;s Templeton Distillery has shipped the 2022 Stout Cask Finish expression from their Barrel Finish Series. This Imperial Stout Cask Finish is the fourth expression in Templeton’s Barrel Finish Series, a limited-edition release sold on allocation and not to be missed.</p> <p dir="ltr">First introduced in 2019, the Barrel Finish Series focuses on utilizing unusual wood treatments and sourcing unconventional flavors to elevate each expression. This year’s release concentrates on providing a fantastic flavor profile of coffee and chocolate, adding depth and complexity to Templeton’s portfolio. Originally matured to perfection for six years in American oak flame-charred barrels, the Stout Cask Finish is expertly finished in bourbon barrel-aged chocolate coffee stout casks for three</p> <p dir="ltr">Previous expressions from the Templeton Rye Barrel Cask Finish Series include the Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (2021), the Caribbean Rum Cask Finish (2020), and the Maple Cask Finish Series (2019).</p> <p dir="ltr">“This year, our Stout Cask Finish expression provides a fresh perspective and has proven disruptive within our Barrel Finish Series, mixing subtle coffee tones with rye pepper and spice,” said Blair Woodall, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Templeton Distillery. “This new-to-market release is sure to elevate any classic cocktail.”</p> <p dir="ltr">It is available in limited quantities in both the USA and select international markets including the EU for $54.99 (750ml). 46% ABV.</p> <p><a class="a2a_button_facebook" href="https://www.addtoany.com/add_to/facebook?linkurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwhiskeyreviewer.com%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&amp;linkname=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&amp;linkname=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&amp;linkname=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&amp;linkname=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&amp;linkname=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&amp;linkname=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" 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%2F2022%2F11%2Ftempleton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish%2F&#038;title=Templeton%20Rye%20Ships%20This%20Year%E2%80%99s%20Stout%20Cask%20Finish" data-a2a-url="https://whiskeyreviewer.com/2022/11/templeton-rye-ships-this-years-stout-cask-finish/" data-a2a-title="Templeton Rye Ships This Year’s Stout Cask Finish"></a></p> 6 OTT luxury advent calendars this Christmas, from diamonds to whisky - Style https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMimAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5zY21wLmNvbS9tYWdhemluZXMvc3R5bGUvbHV4dXJ5L2FydGljbGUvMzIwMDk5My82LW90dC1sdXh1cnktYWR2ZW50LWNhbGVuZGFycy13b3J0aC1ldmVyeS1wZW5ueS1jaHJpc3RtYXMtaW5nbGUtcmhvZGVzLXVzMjk3NTAtamV3ZWxsZXJ5LWFuZNIBAA?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:b45ada52-aa7e-9ac1-452a-dda07d280d76 Sun, 27 Nov 2022 00:00:10 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMimAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5zY21wLmNvbS9tYWdhemluZXMvc3R5bGUvbHV4dXJ5L2FydGljbGUvMzIwMDk5My82LW90dC1sdXh1cnktYWR2ZW50LWNhbGVuZGFycy13b3J0aC1ldmVyeS1wZW5ueS1jaHJpc3RtYXMtaW5nbGUtcmhvZGVzLXVzMjk3NTAtamV3ZWxsZXJ5LWFuZNIBAA?oc=5" target="_blank">6 OTT luxury advent calendars this Christmas, from diamonds to whisky</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Style</font> Whiskey Reviews: Pursuit United Blended Straight Rye, Blended Straight Bourbon https://thewhiskeywash.com/reviews/whiskey-reviews-pursuit-united-blended-straight-rye-and-blended-straight-bourbon/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:c53d40c8-1236-313a-5c30-a8b9718dba6b Sat, 26 Nov 2022 19:00:46 +0000 <p>We review Pursuit Spirits' Pursuit United Bourbon and Rye. 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The multiple [&#8230;] <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-122708 aligncenter" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Logo.png" alt="" width="225" height="225" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Logo.png 225w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Logo-150x150.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Raise a glass to another rise in results: Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club celebrates record-breaking quarterly results as it moves into its fifth year</strong></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122707" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Club-1024x836.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="408" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Club-1024x836.jpg 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Club-300x245.jpg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Club-768x627.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Club-1536x1253.jpg 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WW-Club.jpg 1609w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With financial markets once again in turmoil, Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club has bucked the trend yet again by recording exceptional results that demonstrate the demand for this alternative asset investment.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The multiple award-winning Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club has reported record results for Q2 and Q3 of 2022, building on its extraordinary growth since being founded in 2018 by Jay Bradley and Scott Sciberras. Despite huge inflation and a drop in investor confidence in the traditional financial markets, Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club has achieved turnover of just under £15,000,000 in Q2 and Q3, an increase of 148% from £5,965,279 in 2021.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">While other markets have seen dramatic losses, Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club has gone from strength to strength in challenging conditions. As an alternative asset class, casked whiskey has proven popular with investors looking to put their money into a tangible commodity, with its value tied to its age, quality, scarcity and the reputation of the brand rather than the more volatile performance of the market and the whims of politicians and traders. Along with an extensive knowledge of whiskey, Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club can attribute much of its success to only dealing in casks of whiskey from award-winning and established brands with proven records, including Bladnoch, Bunnahabhain, and Boann.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This extraordinary success was on show at the recent BITA Gala evening where a bourbon cask of single malt from the multiple award-winning The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. sold at auction for an incredible £20,000. Bidders clearly recognised the future value of a cask of single malt from the company responsible for crafting a whiskey judged to be the world’s Best Irish Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2022, and the competition for this cask was fierce.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Award wins help bolster the value of casked whiskey &#8211; another reason why Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club works exclusively with Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky brands with award-winning prowess. This auction price also demonstrates the value placed on innovatively well-crafted, premium whiskey, with casks typically enjoying annualised returns of around 8-18% based on historical data.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club Founder, Jay Bradley said “In the current climate we’re seeing increased interest from clients looking to purchase cask whiskey as a way of spreading their risk and diversifying their portfolio. At Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club we’re seeing demand for the best quality whiskeys soar and we expect this to continue even when the financial markets settle down.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">CEO &amp; Founder Scott Sciberras agreed, “Despite the challenges of the last few years, Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club has surpassed all expectations and demonstrated that our groundbreaking model is increasingly attractive for investors. While financial markets across the world are in turmoil, the growing value of whiskey as it matures is seen as a more reliable asset and brings our clients confidence.”</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Whiskey &amp; Wealth Club offers the opportunity to purchase cask whiskey at wholesale prices, with insurance and storage included in the purchase price. After a number of years, the owner can decide on a number of exit strategies, including bottling for their own use, extending the storage period to mature the whiskey further, selling on to another investor or collector, or to an existing brand or new distillery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This is a fast-expanding market, with Irish whiskey sales in 2021 reaching 14 million cases and the global market size projected to reach $11 billion by 2030. 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Get a bottle of this limited dram whilst we still have some (including <u>FREE DELIVERY</u> too!).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a style="font-weight: unset!important;" href="https://whiskyshop.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce26432788f7c2066ad9054ee&amp;id=0de0c84b7c&amp;e=be38042ebd"><strong>View all New Releases →</strong></a></p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-122811" src="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-1024x1024.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="500" srcset="https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-1024x1024.jpg 1024w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-300x300.jpg 300w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-768x768.jpg 768w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://www.whiskyintelligence.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/glendronach_cask_strength_batch11_ps-2048x2048.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://whiskyshop.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce26432788f7c2066ad9054ee&amp;id=2d8793a138&amp;e=be38042ebd" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Glendronach Cask Strength</strong><strong><br /> Batch 11 2022</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The latest batch has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, bottled at 59.8% abv and showcasing flavours of maple syrup, cinnamon, and milk chocolate combining with notes of dried fruit and marmalade.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a style="font-weight: unset!important;" href="https://whiskyshop.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce26432788f7c2066ad9054ee&amp;id=acc3b1b17b&amp;e=be38042ebd" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>£75.00</strong><br /> <strong>BUY NOW</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This non-age-statement expression has been matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. 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The previous Friday, William and John McGrane met in the north inner city of Dublin at the intersection of Bow Street. Word of a massive fire devouring the Liberties was fast circulating. On June 18, 1875, at 10 o'clock at night, the two young men made the decision to traverse the city to look.<br><br>Malone's malt house and a bonded warehouse on Chamber Street, where around 5,000 barrels of whiskey and other alcoholic beverages were being housed, were checked earlier, at 4.45 p.m., and everything was in order. The alarm was set off at 8 o'clock, according to a story in The Irish Times.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://blog.thepotstill.irish/the-dublin-whiskey-fire-of-1875" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://blog.thepotstill.irish/hubfs/The%20Dublin%20Whiskey%20Fire%201875.jpeg" alt="The Dublin Whiskey Fire of 1875" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The Dublin Whiskey Fire of 1985, also known as The Great Liberties Whiskey Fire of 1875 took place on June 18 that year, resulting in the loss of 13 lives and over €6 million worth of damage in whiskey alone.</span>&nbsp;James Smith, William Smith's father, confirmed at his son's inquest that he was a laborer, single, and 21 years old at the time of his death.<br><br>That occurred on Tuesday night. 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The alarm was set off at 8 o'clock, according to a story in The Irish Times.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=632486&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fblog.thepotstill.irish%2Fthe-dublin-whiskey-fire-of-1875&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fblog.thepotstill.irish&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> COTSWOLDS DISTILLERY WHISKY GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS - What To Drink Now - Verge Magazine https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiTGh0dHBzOi8vdmVyZ2VtYWdhemluZS5jby51ay9jb3Rzd29sZHMtZGlzdGlsbGVyeS13aGlza3ktZ2lmdHMtZm9yLWNocmlzdG1hcy_SAQA?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:bb39cf5c-eb6c-ab64-3ad6-e4170c4f792c Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:21:12 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiTGh0dHBzOi8vdmVyZ2VtYWdhemluZS5jby51ay9jb3Rzd29sZHMtZGlzdGlsbGVyeS13aGlza3ktZ2lmdHMtZm9yLWNocmlzdG1hcy_SAQA?oc=5" target="_blank">COTSWOLDS DISTILLERY WHISKY GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS - What To Drink Now</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Verge Magazine</font> How Diageo's recent M&A highlights the innovation changing whisky - just-drinks.com https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiZGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lmp1c3QtZHJpbmtzLmNvbS9jb21tZW50L2hvdy1kaWFnZW9zLXJlY2VudC1tYS1oaWdobGlnaHRzLXRoZS1pbm5vdmF0aW9uLWNoYW5naW5nLXdoaXNreS_SAQA?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:69fc0a9f-b228-4bf7-5827-b1673d272a79 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:34:34 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiZGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lmp1c3QtZHJpbmtzLmNvbS9jb21tZW50L2hvdy1kaWFnZW9zLXJlY2VudC1tYS1oaWdobGlnaHRzLXRoZS1pbm5vdmF0aW9uLWNoYW5naW5nLXdoaXNreS_SAQA?oc=5" target="_blank">How Diageo's recent M&A highlights the innovation changing whisky</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">just-drinks.com</font> Outlander star Sam Heughan gets first UK listing for whisky brand - The Drinks Business https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMibGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRoZWRyaW5rc2J1c2luZXNzLmNvbS8yMDIyLzExL291dGxhbmRlci1zdGFyLXNhbS1oZXVnaGFuLWdldHMtZmlyc3QtdWstbGlzdGluZy1mb3Itd2hpc2t5LWJyYW5kL9IBAA?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:e16acf0e-2b71-1eb6-60e2-1d572341531b Fri, 25 Nov 2022 09:09:20 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMibGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnRoZWRyaW5rc2J1c2luZXNzLmNvbS8yMDIyLzExL291dGxhbmRlci1zdGFyLXNhbS1oZXVnaGFuLWdldHMtZmlyc3QtdWstbGlzdGluZy1mb3Itd2hpc2t5LWJyYW5kL9IBAA?oc=5" target="_blank">Outlander star Sam Heughan gets first UK listing for whisky brand</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">The Drinks Business</font> LOCH LOMOND LAUNCHES NEW REMARKABLE MAKERS SERIES https://www.thewhiskybusiness.com/2022/11/loch-lomond-launches-new-remarkable.html The Whisky Business urn:uuid:afca5e52-e833-15b7-ea3f-77bbeb51f45c Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:53:19 +0000 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b>Loch Lomond Whiskies, has announced the launch of the first expression from its new collaborative Remarkable Makers series.</b><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Loch Lomond Distillery Edition 9 Year Old (57.1% ABV) is a single cask single malt Scotch whisky, which has been produced using chardonnay wine yeast.<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/AVvXsEhrkUT_vqHbTnQlG7qGmxHJ3qxaSfYUlbYOBFRmfegYwJ23s5d_lmGJ694C-ZVcrmQfLrRqiJQQ2iBAAYP4UB4vqTKtX_rBQBVedEBkWUqgQFuRoGAgo8CeW0a7hiP9Hzr5KLSaC8_xZJdE5VA7sBH4d63lFvdj64IqEe-uXCclyBbDFD71MEZchO5Y/s2250/Loch%20Lomond%20Whiskies%20x%20Bread%20Ahead%20(2).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1500" data-original-width="2250" height="266" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEhrkUT_vqHbTnQlG7qGmxHJ3qxaSfYUlbYOBFRmfegYwJ23s5d_lmGJ694C-ZVcrmQfLrRqiJQQ2iBAAYP4UB4vqTKtX_rBQBVedEBkWUqgQFuRoGAgo8CeW0a7hiP9Hzr5KLSaC8_xZJdE5VA7sBH4d63lFvdj64IqEe-uXCclyBbDFD71MEZchO5Y/w400-h266/Loch%20Lomond%20Whiskies%20x%20Bread%20Ahead%20(2).jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: x-small;">Loch Lomond Distillery Edition 9 Year Old</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Working with liked-minded passionate creators and artisan craftspeople from other industries, the campaign intends to lift the lid on the complex whisky making process by explaining the nuances of its approach and showcasing how the slightest variations in method make incredible differences.</span><span style="font-family: arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">The new Loch Lomond Remarkable Makers Series, launches with its first collaborator, Bread Ahead, a popular London bakery chain, which was selected to show the parallels of whisky and bread making – two age old crafts that use simple ingredients to create maximum flavour. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">By taking people on a journey into the world of bread, Loch Lomond and Bread Ahead are helping to educate people on whisky, inspiring a new appreciation for ingredients and bringing to life the method in an innovative and simplified way.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Specifically, the collaboration explains the role of yeast in whisky and uncovers the story of Loch Lomond’s new Distillery Edition, that has been crafted using chardonnay wine yeast, an unusual ingredient in whisky making. Chardonnay wine yeast creates an intense zesty fruit and citrus flavour when added to whisky, and a fresher, sweeter flavour when added to bread.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">This first release in the new series is said to capture Loch Lomond Distillery’s innovative approach to whisky making, underpinned by its use of its unique Straight Neck Stills. The only distiller in Scotland to use the Straight Neck Stills, Loch Lomond is able to carefully manipulate the flavour at the point of distillation creating a lighter and distinctively fruit single malt, which is characterised by notes of citrus and orchard. When combined with the chardonnay wine yeast, the fruit flavours become supercharged creating an incredibly intense whisky that appeals to a broad range of whisky lovers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Commenting on the launch, Michael Henry, Loch Lomond Whiskies’ Master Blender, said: <i>“There is a certain mystery to whisky-making, which is often seen as an infinitely complex form of science and art. While there are just three ingredients in whisky making – water, barley and yeast – there are endless possibilities to explore, with the most subtle changes in method creating distinctive differences in flavour, colour and alcohol concentration.”</i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">He went onto say: <i>“Recognising that most people don’t have the desire to delve into the highly technical details, we are setting out to work with a collection of Remarkable Makers from other industries who exude the same passion and innovation in their fields, as we do in ours. By doing so, we hope to lift the curtain on whisky making, educating consumers in a new way, simplifying the process and taking them into our world through that of other creators.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></i><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: arial;">Limited to 265 bottles, Loch Lomond Distillery Edition 9 Year Old, is now available from the Loch Lomond Whiskies website, for a RRP of £65.00.<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> TWE Black Friday 2022 Edition review https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/caol-ila/twe-black-friday-2022-edition/ The Dramble RSS urn:uuid:3c773003-e867-7685-e767-fa41211c0fbb Fri, 25 Nov 2022 05:52:51 +0000 <p>I&rsquo;m going to go out on a limb and suggest that throughout the course of today you&rsquo;re going to hear one thing repeatedly said about this year&rsquo;s TWE Black Friday release - &ldquo;It&rsquo;s just a Caol Ila.&rdquo; I&rsquo;m also going to go out on a limb and tell you why I believe that this all too regularly intoned, throwaway dismissal does a disservice to one of the world&rsquo;s most versatile distillates.</p> Now Open: Comiskey Distillery Is Eatons Hill's New Vodka, Gin, Rum, Bourbon and Whisky-Making Joint - Concrete Playground Brisbane https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiX2h0dHBzOi8vY29uY3JldGVwbGF5Z3JvdW5kLmNvbS9icmlzYmFuZS9mb29kLWRyaW5rL2NvbWlza2V5LWRpc3RpbGxlcnktaXMtZWF0b25zLWhpbGxzLW5vdy1vcGVu0gEA?oc=5 "whisky" - Google News urn:uuid:e377a128-5db7-c701-52a4-14e77d3c5337 Fri, 25 Nov 2022 01:37:17 +0000 <a href="https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMiX2h0dHBzOi8vY29uY3JldGVwbGF5Z3JvdW5kLmNvbS9icmlzYmFuZS9mb29kLWRyaW5rL2NvbWlza2V5LWRpc3RpbGxlcnktaXMtZWF0b25zLWhpbGxzLW5vdy1vcGVu0gEA?oc=5" target="_blank">Now Open: Comiskey Distillery Is Eatons Hill's New Vodka, Gin, Rum, Bourbon and Whisky-Making Joint</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#6f6f6f">Concrete Playground Brisbane</font> Review: Black Mixcellence: A Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology https://thewhiskeywash.com/reviews/review-black-mixcellence-a-comprehensive-guide-to-black-mixology/ The Whiskey Wash urn:uuid:8bebe7da-477a-7eeb-f8e6-46a8ecfd0388 Thu, 24 Nov 2022 19:00:03 +0000 <p>We review Black Mixcellence: A Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology, by Tamika Hall with Colin Asare-Appiah. 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