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Gordon & MacPhail celebrates its ‘Private Collection’ range with a new look – Scotch Whisky News

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Gordon & MacPhail celebrates its ‘Private Collection’ range with a new look

Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a new look for its ‘Private Collection’ range: rare and exclusive single malts personally selected by members of the Urquhart family, owners of the company for four generations.

The first releases comprise an ultra-rare whisky from Inverleven Distillery and a forty-four-year-old single malt distilled at Glenrothes Distillery.

In 1985, Gordon & MacPhail sent Cask 562, a refill bourbon barrel, to the Inverleven Distillery located in Dumbarton within the area known in whisky terms as the ‘Scottish Lowlands’. The distillery had been making spirit for only forty-seven years and new-make would only flow for another six years before the Inverleven still was mothballed. The site was demolished in 2002, never to produce again. This exceptional single malt has matured for thirty-three years before being bottled at cask strength (ABV 57.4%). It retails for £1,000* (RRP).

Among Gordon & MacPhail’s maturing stocks are casks from no fewer than twenty-six closed, mothballed or demolished Scotch distilleries – a liquid archive unrivalled anywhere else in the world.

The second ‘Private Collection’ release dates back to 1974 when a refill Sherry puncheon was filled at Glenrothes Distillery in Speyside. The rich, mahogany whisky has an ABV of 49.5% and retails at £1,250* (RRP).

Presented in ridged heavyweight bottles housed in veneered wooden boxes, both ‘Private Collection’ releases were selected for bottling by Stuart Urquhart, Gordon & MacPhail’s Associate Director of Whisky Supply and member of the fourth generation of the owning family.

Further ultra-rare releases from the new ‘Private Collection’ will be revealed in coming months.

Stephen Rankin, Gordon & MacPhail’s Director of Prestige and member of the Urquhart family, said: “For over a century my family has been maturing whisky and using our skills, experience, and passion for single malts to recognise exactly the right moment to bottle a spirit that will be loved by discerning whisky drinkers around the globe. These two exquisite malts are complemented perfectly by the beautiful new packaging.”

For more information, please visit www.gordonandmacphail.com

*Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.

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Private Collection from Inverleven Distillery 1985, 57.4% ABV – RRP £1,000*

Cask 562, a refill bourbon barrel, had an outturn of 130 bottles

Colour: Dark Gold

AROMAS: Intense tropical fruit aromas to begin – cooked pineapple, honeydew melon, coconut cream, and little burst of sharp yet sweet lime. A sweet creaminess continues with notes of vanilla ice-cream, sugared red apples, apricot jam, and white chocolate. Hints of overripe cherry and almond marzipan develop into flowering gorse.

FLAVOURS: Creamy and mouth-coating; warming white pepper notes transform into sweet flambéed banana, Madagascan vanilla pod, and salted toffee. Subtle spicy undertones remain as toasted malt comes to the fore; a drying cocoa and charred oak edge develops.

FINISH: A long and lingering charred oak finish with a subtle floral edge.

Private Collection from Glenrothes Distillery 1974, 49.5% ABV – RRP £1,250*

Cask 18440, a refill Sherry puncheon, had an outturn of 276 bottles

Colour: Mahogany

AROMAS: Complex; aromas of Sherry soaked fruitcake filled with stewed sultanas mingle with sticky Medjool dates. Dark chocolate and citrus peel notes develop; a gentle woodiness with a delicate herbal edge comes to the fore.

FLAVOURS: Elegant, smooth, and sweet; Subtle cinnamon and nutmeg flavours balance the mature oak and Sherry influences. Notes of fruit and nut chocolate and hints of raisin and toasted walnut emerge and evolve into zesty citrus. Salted toffee develops towards the end.

FINISH: A modest, medium sweet finish fades; hints of charred oak and chocolate remain.

Gordon & MacPhail

Established in 1895, family-owned Gordon & MacPhail is curator of some of the world’s finest and rarest single malt Scotch whiskies from over 100 distilleries. Four generations of the Urquhart family have continued to pursue the perfect partnership between spirit and cask.

Since its foundation, Gordon & MacPhail has carefully matched spirit to the highest quality oak casks which are sent to distilleries throughout Scotland, filled with new-make spirit, and matured either at the distillery of origin or in the firm’s own bonded warehouse in Elgin.

It is this simple but endlessly complex pairing that creates an intriguing and unique portfolio of expressions – single malts that Scotch whisky lovers will not find anywhere else.

In April 2018, the company unveiled its streamlined portfolio:

  • DiscoveryUtterly dependable, this flavour-led range is the perfect introduction to our portfolio of quality single malt Scotch whiskies.
  • Distillery Labels – A range celebrating our long-standing relationships with Scotland’s distilleries.
  • Connoisseurs Choice – The heart of our portfolio – always unique, these non-chill-filtered, natural coloured, small batch expressions are genuine one-offs.
  • Private Collection – Greatly-aged single malts from celebrated, little-known, or closed distilleries specially selected by members of the Urquhart family.
  • GenerationsA prestigious collection of old, rare, and exclusive masterpieces.

Brand New Limited Editions at The Whisky Shop ~ From Scotland, USA & Westeros! – Whisky News

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New Releases

Four new whiskies have arrived at The Whisky Shop from around the globe, including a single cask from Campbeltown, a rare blend from the four corners of Scotland, an exclusive bourbon from Kentucky, USA, and a unique limited edition blend from… Westeros?

Next day UK delivery available
International shipping

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Johnnie Walker White Walker

Winter is here! Made north of the wall, this brand new limited edition blended Scotch pays tribute to Game of Thrones, George RR Martin’s incredibly successful book series and its HBO television adaptation.

This new blend features malts from Cardhu and Clynelish and is presented at 41.7% abv, in honour of the seven kingdoms and one iron throne. Best served cold directly from the freezer, the bottle’s design changes with temperature revealing an icy message from Westeros.

£33.99 Pre-Order Now
Orders will be dispatched w/c 12th November

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Ghost & Rare: Port Ellen

Crafted using eight hand-picked whiskies with liquid from the iconic Port Ellen distillery at its heart, this second edition of Blue Label Ghost & Rare features liquid from two other closed distilleries, Caledonian and Carsebridge, as well as rare malt from Blair Athol, Oban, Mortlach, Cragganmore and Dailuaine. Presented at a strength of 43.8% abv, each bottle is individually numbered.

The nose is sweet with creamy vanilla, before waves of waxy citrus on the palate, with rich malt, tropical fruit and the unmistakable maritime smokiness of Port Ellen in the finish.

£275 Pre-Order Now
Orders will be dispatched w/c 12th November

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The Loch Fyne
Springbank 28 Year Old

This single cask from Loch Fyne Whiskies was distilled at Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery in 1989 and matured for almost three decades before bottling in 2018 produced just 211 bottles.

This limited edition was awarded the accolade of Liquid Gold in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 and was described as “a big, soft, archetypal Springbank that delivers an encyclopaedia of aromas and flavours, from honeyed sweetness to spiced ripe fruit with a long, warming and delicate finish.”

£350 Buy Now

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Maker’s Mark
Private Select Batch 1
The Whisky Shop Exclusive

Taking inspiration from the process used to create Maker’s 46, this single barrel bourbon is crafted with a bespoke selection of different wooden staves, chosen by a team from The Whisky Shop. The final selection used five French oak staves cooked at high temperature in a convection oven, three seared in an infra-red oven, and two more of the same with ridges cut into the surface.

Limited to just 270 bottles, the nose is cooling, with oak shavings and spearmint emerging with toffee and linseed oil. The palate is sweet and dry, with oak wood lingering on into the spicy finish.

£85 Buy Now

Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 Exclusive Single Cask at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 Exclusive

Single cask hogshead bottled at natural cask strength 63.4% by Morrison & MacKay exclusive to The Whisky Barrel. Just 284 bottles of peat and smoke.

Shop – £66.53

Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 Exclusive

Rare expression from the lost distillery. Just 42 bottles from a very leaky cask! Selected by Morrison & MacKay exclusively for The Whisky Barrel.

Shop – £199.96

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Made for Sharing” – Scotch Whisky News

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LET THE SHARING BEGIN

Whether you share them in the spirit of the season or decide that they are most definitely yours alone, these hand-picked drams are sure to warm up your winter nights until Christmas. Pick your gifts:

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

Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 221: Oban 21 Year Old 1996 Diageo Special Release 2018 – Scotch Whisky News

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 221: Oban 21 Year Old 1996 Diageo Special Release 2018

Mark Dermul, Belgian whiskyblogger, tries one of Diageo’s Special Releases 2018. Someone whispered into his ear that the Oban 21 ‘does not deliver’. That’s a pity. But allow him to try it for himself. Lo and behold: it is a sniper. It starts somewhat closed, almost sneaky, but given enough time, this one is actually a grand malt!

 

https://youtu.be/sQhpdTVyzBc

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JACK DANIEL’S LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION TENNESSEE TASTERS’ SELECTION – American Whiskey News

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JACK DANIEL’S LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION TENNESSEE TASTERS’ SELECTION

New experimental whiskeys will be available at the Jack Daniel Distillery and select stores across Tennessee

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (Oct. 18, 2018) – With more than 150 years of whiskey-making craftsmanship, the Jack Daniel Distillery is launching its Tennessee Tasters’ Selection – a line of limited-release, experimental whiskeys, each carefully chosen by Jack Daniel’s Master Tasters to deliver unique and diverse experiences.

The line will be sold exclusively at the Jack Daniel Distillery and select stores throughout Tennessee. Each release is expected to be approximately 24,000 bottles followed with another limited release every few months.

“This collection exemplifies our whiskey-making in a new way in that each whiskey will undergo its own process for unique flavors chosen by our esteemed Master Tasters,” said Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. “We plan on releasing several of these new products each year as we continue to tap the expertise of the Master Tasters who make our Tennessee Whiskey every day.”

The first three whiskeys released in the series are:

  • High Angel’s Share Barrels – whiskey barreled in January 2013 which offered an unusually low yield, presenting a unique and deep concentration of flavors with a dark color at 107-proof. Selected by Assistant Master Distiller and Master Taster Chris Fletcher. Available early-October.
  • Smoked Hickory Finish – a fully matured whiskey finished with charred hickory staves for a smoky flavor at 100-proof, just in time for the 30th annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ which is held in Lynchburg on Oct. 27. Selected by Master Taster Marsha Hale and available late-October.
  • Reunion Barrel – a 90-proof whiskey finished in wine barrels. These barrels were first used to age Jack Daniel’s, then used for a Tennessee-produced wine, and returned to the Jack Daniel Distillery to finish this specific release. Selected by Master Distiller and Master Taster Jeff Arnett. Available early 2019.

“With this launch, we’re continuing to live by Mr. Jack’s motto that ‘Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can’,” continued Arnett. “This time, we’re taking the ‘we’ in that statement to the next level. Jack Daniel’s Master Tasters are an integral part of the quality whiskey we produce every day, and now we’re enabling them to share their expertise with the world by sharing some of their personal favorite, previously unreleased expressions.”

While each whiskey offers a unique taste, color and proof, they will all be sold in 375-ml bottles at a price of $39.99 and available in limited quantity at the Jack Daniel Distillery and select stores across Tennessee. The bottles reflect sample bottles used daily by Jack Daniel’s Master Tasters and will include a customized label, distillery name embossment on the front, and “Taster Sampler Bottle” mark on the back of the glass structure. 

About Jack Daniel’s

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails.

Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

JACK DANIEL’S and OLD NO. 7 are registered trademarks. ©2018 Jack Daniel’s. Tennessee Whiskey 40% Alcohol by Volume (80 Proof). Distilled & Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee. JackDaniels.com

Cambus 30 Year Old 1988 The Whisky Barrel Exclusive Single Cask – Scotch Whisky News

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Cambus 30 Year Old 1988 Exclusive

Closed in 1993, Cambus is one of Scotland’s elusive lost distilleries, dwindling stocks as time goes by makes these single casks increasingly sought after. This Cambus fruit bomb; pineapple juice, passion fruit, forest fruits and coconut ends with chocolate and cinnamon finish. The perfect gift for a 30th Birthday or Anniversary.

Buy – Cambus 30 Year Old 1988 Sovereign – £104.86

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Exclusive: Maker’s Mark Private Select Batch 1 at The Whisky Shop – American Whiskey News

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Bourbon Crème de la Crème

The latest exclusive from The Whisky Shop isn’t just a first for our stores, it’s also one of the first of its kind in the UK! A unique creation developed by Maker’s Mark in collaboration with the team at The Whisky Shop, Private Select Batch 1 is now available to order online – and we’re throwing in a free gift too!

Next day UK delivery available
International shipping

Maker’s Mark Private Select Batch 1
The Whisky Shop Exclusive

This limited edition single barrel bourbon from Maker’s Mark is one of the first of its kind and an exclusive to The Whisky Shop. Taking inspiration from the process used to create Maker’s 46, this Kentucky bourbon is crafted from a barrel made from a bespoke selection of different wooden staves, chosen by a team from The Whisky Shop.

The final stave selection used five French oak staves cooked at high temperature in a convection oven, three French oak staves seared in an infra-red oven, and two more of the same but with ridges cut into the surface.

The nose is cooling, with oak shavings and spearmint emerging with toffee and linseed oil. The palate is sweet and dry, with oak wood lingering on into the spicy finish.

Choose home delivery to receive a free Maker’s Mark branded tin whisky cup!

£85 Buy Now

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THE ABERDEENSHIRE WHISKY EMBASSY LAUNCH – Scotch Whisky News

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THE ABERDEENSHIRE WHISKY EMBASSY

Are You In Awe of Whisky? Then Join Our Club!

 Benefits including:-

- Members Pack and Card

- Exclusive AWE Bottle of Single Cask Whisky

- AWE Whisky Glass

- AWE Monthly Discounts

- Exclusive Tasting Events and Excursions

- 2 FREE Membership events per year

- Advanced notice of new products and the chance to Pre-Order before anyone   else

- Monthly Raffle for a full 70cl bottle

- Annual Whisky Dinner

What are you waiting for? Let’s make Whisky AWEsome again!

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Inverurie Whisky Shop

1 Burnside, Inverurie, AB51 3RY, United Kingdom

mike@inveruriewhiskyshop.com

http://www.inveruriewhiskyshop.com


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