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Maker’s Mark® Introduces American Pharoah Commemorative Bottle – American Whiskey News

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Maker’s Mark® Introduces American Pharoah Commemorative Bottle

In 2015, American Pharoah captivated the hearts of fans worldwide by becoming the first-ever winner of horse racing’s fabled Grand Slam. By sweeping the Kentucky Derby®, the Preakness Stakes®, the Belmont Stakes® and the Breeders’ Cup® Classic, American Pharoah established himself as one of the greatest racehorses in history. Now, in anticipation of the 2016 racing season, Maker’s Mark® is celebrating this extraordinary achievement by introducing a limited-edition American Pharoah commemorative bottle. To further mark the occasion, Maker’s Mark and the Zayat family will also make a donation benefitting the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Endorsed and supported by American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat, the bottle features the now-legendary blue and yellow silks of Zayat Stables. “American Pharoah proved to an entire generation of racing fans that the impossible can be achieved,” said Zayat. “It was a joy for us to race him each and every time he took the track, and we thank Maker’s Mark for their fitting tribute to this once-in-a-lifetime racehorse.”

The limited-edition Maker’s Mark American Pharoah bottle will be available at select locations nationwide beginning on May 1st, 2016. Suggested retail price is $74.99. Please check your local retailer for availability.

In added celebration of American Pharoah’s Grand Slam win, Maker’s Mark and the Zayats will also make a donation to the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Museum is a non-profit organization with an impassioned commitment to engage, educate and excite everyone on the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby®.

“Maker’s Mark has always had a strong connection with horse racing,” said Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer of Maker’s Mark Distillery. “Without the support of the thoroughbred industry in the early days of our brand, Maker’s Mark simply wouldn’t exist. We’re honored to help grow the sport we love while also commemorating one of the most remarkable achievements in sports history.”

About Maker’s Mark® Bourbon

In 1954, at a small Victorian distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, Bill Samuels, Sr., fulfilled his dream to create a pioneering handmade bourbon that, for the first time, would appeal both to bourbon and to non-bourbon drinkers alike, that tasted good and exemplified good taste, and wouldn’t “blow your ears off,” which was the measure by which bourbons were judged at the time. He decided to make his whisky in small-batches of 19 barrels, developed a proprietary barrel char to enhance the softness and sweetness of his whisky, and then rotated each barrel by hand to ensure exposure to consistent temperatures throughout the warehouse, and, ultimately, he aged each barrel to taste. Bill Samuels, Sr., unknowingly and unintentionally, fired the shot that started the Bourbon Revolution, and transformed bourbon from a “commodity” into a premium handcrafted spirit, giving rise to the modern era of bourbon. Today, Maker’s Mark continues to make its bourbon the same way Bill Samuels, Sr., did 60 years ago, in small batches by craftsmen who hand-dip each bottle. In 2010, in tribute to his father’s spirit of innovation, Bill Samuels, Jr. unveiled Maker’s 46®, a totally new bourbon that reflects the distinct character of Maker’s Mark® but has a bigger, bolder and complex taste without any hint of bitterness. Maker’s Mark® Bourbon (45% alc./vol.) and Maker’s 46® (47% alc./vol.) are distilled, aged and bottled by the Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc., in Loretto, Kentucky. In 1980, the distillery was designated a National Historic Landmark, becoming the first distillery in America to be so recognized, and has also been decreed as the “world’s oldest operating bourbon whisky distillery” by Guinness World Records®. The Maker’s Mark Distillery is one of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s most popular tourist destinations, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. For more information, please visit the Maker’s Mark® website (www.makersmark.com)

William Grant and Sons Makes Clean Sweep at 2016 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards – Scotch Whisky News

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William Grant and Sons makes clean sweep at 2016 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards

Glenfiddich Distillery has swept the board at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards, collecting a hat-trick of honours. The Dufftown distillery picked up first place in all three categories after their malts were selected by the whisky-loving public in a series of blind taste tests.

Glenfiddich 12 year old triumphed over Glen Grant’s 10 year old in the 12 year or younger category, and also took the title for the 13 to 20 year category with its 18 year old, winning over Glen Moray’s 16 year old.

Glenfiddich 21 year old won the category for single malts aged over 21, beating the Cragganmore 25 year old 2014 Special Release into second place.

Roving judging sessions were held across Speyside during the Festival, which closes today (Monday May 2), and one was also held in specialist Scottish shop Scotia Spirit in Cologne. This was the first time a judging session was held outwith the local area.

Owner Peter Klas is a long-term friend of the Festival and it is hoped the success of the overseas judging session will lead to more international destinations being added to future events.

The finalists in all three categories were whittled down into a shortlist of entries earlier in the year by a panel including industry experts, retailers and whisky writers.

Festival chairman James Campbell says,“Huge congratulations to Glenfiddich for such a tremendous success at this year’s awards – we have never had one single distillery win all three titles before.

“Our awards are considered as one of the industry’s highest accolades, as the winners are determined by the people who matter the most –the whisky-drinking general public.

“Having a panel of industry experts judging the drams would not represent the views of the majority of drinkers, which is why we allow Festival visitors to have the final say. The people who vote in the awards are judging the drams based on their personal preference of the nose and taste of each entry. As it is a blind taste test, consumer or brand loyalty does not affect their decision.

 “The judging sessions are enjoyed by a wide variety of people – from whisky aficionados to novices still learning about our national dram – and are an extremely popular element of the Festival.”

The awards are sponsored by coppersmiths Forsyths of Rothes, the company responsible for building many of the pot stills in which the shortlisted single malts were distilled.

The five day Festival comes to an end today (Monday) and has featured a packed programme of over 500 events, with music, crafts, and food themes running alongside a wide range of distillery tours and tastings.

More information about the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is available on its website – www.spiritofspeyside.com/. The Festival is also active on social media – facebook.com/WhiskyFestival and @spirit_speyside on Twitter.

Notes

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is committed to promoting responsible drinking. Visitors travelling to and from festival events can take advantage of a range of transport options. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has received funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and is also financially supported by many other private and public partners.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Scottish Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme.

Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

2016 will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design through a wide-ranging, variety of new and existing activity.

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design will run from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 and will build on the momentum generated by the 2015 Year of Food and Drink as well as previous years including Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Year of Creative and the Year of Natural.

Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will showcase Scotland’s position as an “innovation nation”, its outstanding built heritage, and its thriving, internationally acclaimed fashion, textiles and design sector.

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland, supported by partners including Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design events fund is managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate

The Whisky Shop “Personalise Your Whisky for the Perfect Gift” – Scotch Whisky News

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Personalise your whisky for the perfect gift!

Looking to make your gift personal? Then why not add your own bespoke message to a bottle using our brilliant engraving service?

You can also enjoy free delivery on all orders over £75 posted to a UK address. Next day delivery available!

View the full range here

Glenrothes 1971 Macphail’s Collection at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenrothes 1971 Macphail’s Collection

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$588.44

Glenrothes 1971 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Sherry cask matured bottled 2015 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Macphail’s Collection series. Nose: Reminiscent of Christmas cake – rich fruits with some fresh orange peel notes and a hint of chocolate. Taste: Underlying sweetness, fresh pear notes and a subtle almond in the background. Glenrothes Distillery was established in the narrow valley of the Rothes Burn on the west side of Rothes in Scotland’s Speyside whisky region by James Stuart in 1878. Now one of the largest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland with eighteen washbacks, ten copper stills singing in their own mighty cathedral and a traditional pagoda roof. Glenrothes Distillery participates in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival and is a major contributor to the Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse blends of scotch whiskies.

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Four Roses “K&L Exclusive” Single Barrels – American Whiskey News

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  • Four Roses “K&L Exclusive” Single Barrel OBSQ (8 years, 11 months) Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) ( $64.99) The lastest cask of OBSQ marks one of the last of our Jim Rutledge picks and it’s the fruitiest of the bunch. Soft banana and tropical notes coat the entry, dusted with wood shavings and peppery notes. At no point does this whiskey ever feel like its 114.2 proof. It’s lithe and light on its feet, finishing with clean flavors of vanilla and oak, never once packing the richness or the power that the alcohol percentage might suggest. It would make a fantastic rocks Bourbon or a perfect Manhattan mixer due to it’s pure whiskey flavor but lack of cloying sweetness or big wood richness. It’s a finesse Bourbon through and through, but with plenty of fruit and flavor to back it up. Lovely stuff.
  • Four Roses “K&L Exclusive” Single Barrel OESO (11 years, 4 months) Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) ( $64.99) Those looking for dark and decadent should snag a bottle of this 11+ year old OESO cask selection from the end of our Jim Rutledge series. As a contrast to some of the younger, fresher 8-9 year old barrels we picked, this 55% stunner of a whiskey is like a perfect wave of red fruits, vanilla, sweet oak, and dark chocolate, each flavor integrated and almost imperceptible from the next. This is a throw back to a style of Bourbon that has almost vanished off the face of the earth: a rich, full-boded, thick and supple whiskey that really shows the sweetness of the charred oak maturation and balances it against a fruity and vibrant spirit. You’ll be kicking yourself for not buying two of these. But only after it’s empty, of course!

K&L Wine Merchants http://www.klwines.com/ Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)

Email: wine@klwines.com San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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Curtain Comes Down on 2016 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as Thousands of Visitors Raise a Glass to the Region – Scotch Whisky News

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Curtain comes down on 2016 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as thousands of visitors raise a glass to the region

The final drams have been sipped at the 2015 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – but organisers are already preparing to do it all over again. The curtain came down on over 500 events last night (Monday, 2 May) and now the team behind the world famous Festival are putting plans in place for a second event in the early autumn.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival took place over five days in the heart of Scotland’s best loved whisky producing region, drawing thousands of visitors from home and abroad for a programme combining the country’s national drink with music, food and fun.

New records were set when tickets went on sale for the Festival’s biggest ever programme earlier in the year. Festival chairman James Campbell says this year’s gathering in whisky’s spiritual home was one of the best on record.

He adds, “It will take us a little bit of time to find out what the overall numbers were, but the area was extremely busy for the full five days and, most importantly, everyone I saw and spoke to had nothing but great things to say.

“To see people at these events thoroughly enjoying themselves makes worthwhile all the planning and hard work of our volunteer directors, of the Festival manager and of all the other people who give up their own time to ensure the Festival is a success. Knowing visitors will leave the area with very special memories is hugely rewarding for all of us.

 “I personally met visitors from over a dozen different countries – some who have been coming for years and others who were visiting for the first time – and it was really special to see all these visitors having such a great time side by side with local people.

“I think visitors are always surprised by the huge range of different events, and the fact that they can have access to the people who are involved in the very heart of our whisky industry. I don’t think any other whisky festival in the world can offer what we can.”

All eyes are now on Spirit of Speyside – Distilled, which will take place in Elgin Town Hall on September 9 to 11. It will bring together Speyside’s whisky producers under one roof on their own doorstep for the very first time.

The event will also include local gin and craft beer, along with a wide range of food producers, showing off the huge extent of Speyside’s larder. Spirit of Speyside – Distilled will be split into four sessions over the three days, with tickets being sold for each session.

It is hoped that the event will initially attract a more local audience, but in time Spirit of Speyside – Distilled will also become a destination for the many international visitors who attend the main event in May.

James adds, ”The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has grown to become a phenomenal event, but we felt that it was time to add a second event which did not require visitors to undertake a great deal of itinerary planning.

“We chose Elgin for the location because it is the transport hub for the area, with excellent rail and road links. People can come for one session or the whole weekend, but still enjoy the spirit – and welcome – for which Speyside is famous.”

Tickets for Spirit of Speyside – Distilled will go on sale within the next couple of weeks via the website www.spiritofspeyside.com. The Festival is also active on social media – facebook.com/WhiskyFestival and @spirit_speyside on Twitter and on Instagram.

Notes

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is committed to promoting responsible drinking. Visitors travelling to and from festival events can take advantage of a range of transport options. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has received funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and is also financially supported by many other private and public partners.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Scottish Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme.

Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

2016 will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design through a wide-ranging, variety of new and existing activity.

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design will run from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 and will build on the momentum generated by the 2015 Year of Food and Drink as well as previous years including Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Year of Creative and the Year of Natural.

Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will showcase Scotland’s position as an “innovation nation”, its outstanding built heritage, and its thriving, internationally acclaimed fashion, textiles and design sector.

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland, supported by partners including Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design events fund is managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate

Lochranza and Now Lagg Isle of Arran Distillers Reveal Plans For New Site – Scotch Whisky News

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Lochranza and now Lagg Isle of Arran Distillers reveal plans for new site

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers has submitted the final application for a proposed second site on the island as part of their ongoing expansion. Now in its 21st year, the Isle of Arran Distillers has dedicated significant investment to increasing capacity and capability to meet rising demand for its award-winning Single malts.

The visitor centre at the Lochranza distillery also welcomed record numbers in 2015 increasing the need for additional capacity for production and visitors. The distillery is currently near to completing its expansion at Lochranza which includes two new pot stills and a blending room.

Situated overlooking the cliffs at Lagg on the south coast of the island, the new site sits alongside fields of barley that are currently used in distillation at Lochranza. The building will include a visitor centre and potstills for distillation and warehousing, which will allow enough capacity to increase production to 1.2 million litres.

Created by Ayr-based architects Denham and Benn, the spectacular designs are inspired by Arran’s passion for the island they call home. Floor-to-ceiling windows will give visitors sweeping views of the island and its coastline whilst the grass covered-roof will blend the structure into the landscape itself.

Euan Mitchell, managing director of Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd said: “This final application is the first step towards the next age of the distillery. The past 21 years has seen the ‘Arran Waters’ flow around the world. We are relatively young compared to some other Scotch whisky distilleries and have a fresh, dynamic approach coupled with big ambitions to continue to expand our business.

“The area in which we hope to establish our new facility was the location for a 19th Century distillery. It closed in 1837, and prior to our formation in 1995, was the last legal still on Arran. We intend to uphold this rich heritage of whisky making at Lagg and welcome many more people to the island to experience it for themselves.” More information on the new distillery and visitor centre will be released as the project develops.

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For more information visit www.arranwhisky.com/ * Accolades for Isle of Arran Distillery include Winner for: Best New Exporter (2004), Queen’s Award for International Trade (2005), Scottish Distiller of the Year (2007) and Scottish Drinks Producer of the Year (2007.)

Scottish Field Visitor Experience of the Year 2014 & 2015.

Product awards include: Best Whisky Liqueur (2007), ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 12 Years & Under’ for The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish (2008) ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 11-15 Years’ for The Arran Malt Sherry Single Cask 1998 (2010) and ‘Best Single Malt Scotch 11-15 Years’ for the Icons of Arran Peacock (2011.) ‘Double Gold Award’ for Arran’s 14 Year Old Single Malt and ‘Gold Award’ for Arran’s 10 Year Old Single Malt at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2012). Double Gold in FiftyBest.com awards (2012). Double Gold Medal for the 12 year-old Cask Strength in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2013). Double Gold for both the 10 year-old and 12 year-old Cask Strength at the China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2014.

THE GLENLIVET LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE WEBSITE WITH INCREASED FOCUS ON CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENLIVET LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE WEBSITE WITH INCREASED FOCUS ON CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT

Building on the brand’s success, The Glenlivet has launched a new website with increased focus on their CRM programme, The Guardians of The Glenlivet.

Working with digital agency Zone, the brand aims to continue to grow The Glenlivet and build on its position as a market leader in the competitive single malt category.

The new brand site has been redeveloped as an interactive, responsive content hub for better recruitment and retention of brand advocates.  An overhaul of The Glenlivet’s social channels has seen Instagram added, to help communicate the brand’s personality to its audience.

As part of the website launch, the brand’s CRM programme, The Guardians of The Glenlivet, has been expanded to include ongoing global delivery of whisky information, lifestyle content, digital activations, brand partnerships and exclusive experiences to its members across 40 markets.

Ary Ganeshalingam, The Glenlivet Global Marketing Manager, remarked: “The single malt whisky category is currently the fastest growing spirits category in the world. Creating brand differentiation in the category is a challenge. Recommendation from trusted friends is key, which is why strengthening The Glenlivet’s CRM programme and building even more advocates online is crucial to maximising its brand potential.”

Jon Davie, UK CEO at Zone said: “Taking a holistic approach to creating content and experiences for consumers is key – driving them through the same, engaging experiences across every channel. We’ve used multichannel content to deliver a consistent and emotionally compelling celebration of original thinking.”

The Whisky Exchange “Glenlivet Nadurra Peated – a nostalgic dram” – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenlivet Nadurra Peated – a nostalgic dram

Whisky from The Glenlivet is known for its generous, fruity style, but did you know that in the past, its spirit was always lightly peated? The Speyside distillery has just launched the third bottling in its ongoing Nàdurra range, following the First Fill and Oloroso expressions. The new whisky was finished in casks that used to contain heavily peated whisky, which wraps a subtle layer of smoke around the fruit.

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Alan Winchester, master distiller at The Glenlivet

Glenlivet’s master distiller Alan Winchester said that the distillery only started to phase out its use of peat after World War II, when customers from the US demanded ‘lighter, sweeter whiskies’. Winchester, who described the Nàdurra range as ‘returning Glenlivet to its roots’, added: ‘Nàdurra means “natural” and with this new bottling, it’s fascinating to see a fruity, floral whisky with all those layers of peat.’

So, how does it taste? This is what I thought:

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GLENLIVET NADURRA PEATED WHISKY CASK FINISH, 61.5%

Nose: Creamy, with sweet aromas of candied fruit, green banana and pink peppercorn. Freshness, too, in the form of green-apple skin and mango. Earthy peatiness and gentle smoke lurk in the background.

Palate: Packs a punch at full strength, with a blast of smoke and black pepper! With water, plenty of fresh green fruit (apple and pear), as well as a touch of spice from the cask. The peat then comes through, but it’s richer and riper than expected, with creamy, custardy notes joining in.

Finish: The clean fruits linger well with the soft smoke.

Comment: This would be an ideal ‘beginners’ peaty whisky. The peat isn’t raw or ragged; rather, it blends in with the fruit and spice and doesn’t dominate.

Certainly different from the Glenlivets I’ve tried in the past, and as I mentioned in the tasting note, this would be a great introduction to the world of peaty whisky, particularly for those who are reluctant to dive into a big-hitting Islay. Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is available to buy from The Whisky Exchange here.

Springbank Society May 2016 Newsletter – Scotch Whisky News

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Springbank Society Newsletter

May 2016

Dear Society Members,

I hope you are all well and those of you who are attending Campbeltown Malts Festival…Did you know? It’s less than 3 weeks to go! Official posters for the festival will be uploaded to social media sites next week so keep an eye out!  Here are a list of events that still have limited spaces available, get booking with mairi@springbankwhisky.com ;

Thursday 19th May 2016

12:45pm – Kilkerran Mini Masterclass: Trio of Single Casks (£15)

Friday 20th May 2016

2pm – Kilkerran Question & Answer Session with expert panel (£10)

Springbank Open Day Bottlings 

We have three exciting bottlings which will be bottled especially for Springbank Open Day 2016.

  • The first will be a Springbank Aged 9 Years which has been matured in a Refill Marsala Hogshead, bottled at 58.7% with only 276 bottles available. This will retail at £50.00 on the day.
  • The second will be a special Longrow Aged 21 Years Refill Bourbon, bottled at 46% with only 230 bottles available. This will retail at £250.00 on the day.
  • The third bottling is an Open Day special Kilkerran Aged 8 Years Fresh Sherry Wood, bottled at 56.4% with 305 bottles available. This will retail at £50.00 on the day.

Please note that these cannot be pre-ordered ahead of the day, but if there are any left after the Festival then we’ll let you know.

NEW! Springbank Society April release – READY TO ORDER NOW!

You have all been so patient waiting for the next Society bottling and I am delighted to tell you that it is now ready to order.  Springbank Aged 8 Years bottled at 57.2%abv, matured in a Fresh Sherry Butt.  There are 594 bottles available at £45.00 per bottle.

Here are the tasting notes ;

Nose: Pine nuts & oak, raspberry ripple, blueberries and natural yogurt.

Palate: Round, full bodied with raisins, dates and cherries. Chewy & oily with toasted wholemeal bread.

Finish: Ending fairly dry, becoming earthy, coastal & salty.

Initially there will be one bottle per Society member but with a high possibility of being able to obtain a second bottle. When placing your order (via e-mail society@springbankwhisky.com) please state if you would be interested in a second bottle and you will be contacted soon to let you know if there are anymore available once everyone has had a chance to place their order.  Please note that the Campbeltown Cadenhead’s Whisky shop will not be taking any reservations for these, ordering will solely be done via society@springbankwhisky.com.  When placing your order, please provide payment details and confirm delivery address.

If you would like your bottle delivered to any of the European Cadenhead shops then PLEASE state this when ordering your bottle.

For any of our members living in Canada, one of our stockists in Calgary, Kensington Wine Market, are able to import Society bottles so if you would like to have your bottle sent to them for collection then please order directly though them.

We won’t be in over the weekend, so please expect to receive confirmation of orders from Monday onwards.

Shipping of orders out-with the UK

We have finally (just this morning to be precise) sourced a courier to ship orders out-with the U.K, although unfortunately we are still unable to ship to the USA & Canada.  If you have a pending order with us that you have already paid for and are just awaiting shipping then please get in touch. Please find Shipping Price List at the end of this Newsletter.

Springbank UK exclusive Single Cask

An update on the UK exclusive Single Cask – our Campbeltown, Edinburgh & London shops have now sold out of this.  If you head over to the “where to buy” section of our website then you will be able to get details for our UK stockists that may still have it in stock.  As there was no Society discount on this bottle then you should be able to get it at or close to our recommended guide price of £85.00.

WORLDWIDE May Releases ;

Please see below for the worldwide releases that are due out in May ;

Longrow 18 y/o

First up, is the annual release of Longrow 18 y/o.  This 2016 bottling differentiates from previous years where 100% Sherry casks have been used for maturing this classic Longrow.  This year 60% Rum & 40% Refill Sherry casks have been used.  Here are the tasting notes for this years release ;

Nose:  Spicy; cinnamon & ginger. Apple cider spirit reminiscent of Calvados; pastry and pear drops.

Palate:  Very buttery. The ginger is there as the nose suggests developing into marzipan & coconut notes. A thick sweetness of sugar cane molasses and juicy apples.

Finish:  More peat coming through in this years bottling. Spicy with hints of nutmeg and burnt embers.

Springbank Burgundy

Secondly, is the beautiful Springbank Burgundy Aged 12 Years and this will be bottled at cask strength 53.5%vol.  Matured in Fresh Burgundy Casks and will yield 10,260 bottles for general release worldwide.

Nose:  Bold and rich with mineral and dunnage warehouse notes combining with maple syrup, pancetta, cranberry and red currants.

Palate:  A soft velvet like texture with buttered brown toast and chocolate shortbread complimenting light herb & oak notes.

Finish:  A medium dry finish gives up liquorice and mint accompanied woody tannins.

*Your 10% Society discount applies only to Longrow 18 y/o and the Springbank Burgundy will retail at £60.00 from our Cadenhead’s Shops with no discount applicable.

Personal News!

Me, my partner Andrew and our daughter Emily are delighted to be welcoming another member to our family in August, I will be going off on Maternity leave around the middle of July.  When I return to work early next year, I have been offered a position elsewhere within the company that was just too good an opportunity to pass up, so this will be my last newsletter with all you lovely members.  I have really enjoyed my short time running the Springbank Society and will be sad to say goodbye, although with a newborn – I have a feeling that he will be a good distraction.

So, effective immediately – the Society reins have been handed over to our new staff member, Nathan Currie. Nathan is a Marketing Assistant here at Springbank and shall also be watching over our social media accounts so be sure to follow us at the addresses below:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/officialspringbankwhisky/

Twitter –  https://twitter.com/Springbank1828

Instagram –  Search Springbank Whisky (@springbankwhisky1828)

Slainte,

Julie

Julie Jordan

For the Springbank Society

Please contact Julie at society@springbankwhisky.com for information on how to join the Springbank Society

Shipping 1-6 bottles – Economy & Standard

(Economy only available in zones 1-5)

Economy prices are shown on the left, standard shipping cost is shown on the right. (Please note that the Economy service could take up to 2 weeks). Following customer feedback it became apparent to us that longer shipping times were not a problem if prices were relatively low.

Zone 1

Belgium  /  Luxembourg  /  Netherlands  /  ROI

  • 1 bottle:   £31.00 –  £39.00
  • 2 bottles:  £33.00 – £42.00
  • 3 bottles:  £35.00 – £47.00
  • 4 bottles:  £38.00 – £49.00
  • 5 bottles:  £40.00 – £53.00
  • 6 bottles:  £42.00 – £57.00

Zone 2

France  /  Germany

  • 1 bottle:   £34.00 – £42.00
  • 2 bottles:  £36.00 – £45.00
  • 3 bottles:  £40.00 – £50.00
  • 4 bottles:  £44.00 – £55.00
  • 5 bottles:  £47.00 – £61.00
  • 6 bottles:  £50.00 – £68.00

Zone 3

Austria  /  Denmark  /  Finland  /  Italy  /  Portugal  /  Spain  /  Sweden

  • 1 bottle:   £38.00 – £43.00
  • 2 bottles:   £41.00 – £51.00
  • 3 bottles:   £45.00 – £58.00
  • 4 bottles:   £49.00 – £64.00
  • 5 bottles:   £53.00 – £71.00
  • 6 bottles:   £56.00 – £80.00

Zone 4

Cyrus  /  Czech Republic  /  Greece  /  Poland

  • 1 bottle:  £40.00 – £44.00
  • 2 bottles:  £45.00 – £52.00
  • 3 bottles:  £52.00 – £58.00
  • 4 bottles:  £55.00 – £66.00
  • 5 bottles:  £61.00 – £71.00
  • 6 bottles:  £66.00 – £82.00

Zone 5

Norway  /  Switzerland

  • 1 bottle:  £34.00 – £50.00
  • 2 bottles:  £38.00 – £56.00
  • 3 bottles:  £45.00 – £63.00
  • 4 bottles:  £50.00 – £69.00
  • 5 bottles:  £55.00 – £75.00
  • 6 bottles:  £60.00 – £84.00

Zone 6

USA – N/A

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Zone 7

Canada – N/A

  • 1 bottle:
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Zone 8

Australia  /  China  /  Hong Kong  /  Japan  /  Taiwan  /  United Arab Emirates  /  Vietnam

  • 1 bottle:  £54.00
  • 2 bottles:   £62.00
  • 3 bottles:   £72.00
  • 4 bottles:   £82.00
  • 5 bottles:   £90.00
  • 6 bottles:   £100.00

Zone 9 

New Zealand

  • 1 bottle:  £59.00
  • 2 bottles:   £71.00
  • 3 bottles:   £83.00
  • 4 bottles:   £90.00
  • 5 bottles:   £105.00
  • 6 bottles:   £120.00

Zone 10

Brazil  /  Peru

  • 1 bottle:  £64.00
  • 2 bottles:   £77.00
  • 3 bottles:   £90.00
  • 4 bottles:   £103.00
  • 5 bottles:   £115.00
  • 6 bottles:   £132.00

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