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Tenth Edition of Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015 – Whisky News

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The Distillery Section completely revised with all the latest news.

The chapter on Distilleries Around the Globe now bigger than ever

New exciting articles by distinguished writers such as Charles MacLean, Ian Buxton, Gavin D Smith, Dominic Roskrow, Neil Ridley, Jonny McCormick and Bernhard Schäfer

Completely new Japanese chapter by Nicholas Coldicott

More than 250 tasting notes, including Japanese malts and independent bottlings

Whisky Around the World – whisky profiles around the globe invite you to their country

Expanded section on Independent Bottlers

A listing of more than 150 of the world´s greatest whisky shops

The Whisky Year That Was – the most comprehensive summary you´ll find of the news and trends in the industry

All the latest info on bottlings, web sites, books as well as the latest statistics and figures

More than 500 colour photos

 Published by MagDig Media Ltd.
Publication date; 1 October 2014
Number of pages; 300
ISBN 978-0-9576553-1-7
Recommended retail price in UK; £13.95
Contact; ingvar.ronde@magdig.com
www.maltwhiskyyearbook.com

New BenRiach & GlenDronach from Whisky-Online – Scotch Whisky News

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Just to give you all a heads up; we’ve got three rather delicious UK exclusive single casks available at the moment: one from Benriach and two from Glendronach. The Benriach is a 1996 18 year old finished in PX sherry which gives a big, rich raisiny sweetness to the classic garden fruit style of 1990s Benriach. A terrific dram and perfect for anyone who enjoys either classic Speyside or lighter sherried drams. Or just great whisky in general. 

The Glendronachs are a 1995 19 year old from a PX sherry puncheon (cask 3250) and a 1995 19 year old from an Oloroso sherry puncheon (cask 4887). Both represent the best of the early 1990s production style at Glendronach; fast becoming recognised as a letter day golden era for this distillery. Expect a beautiful earthy, tertiary richness and complexity from the Oloroso matured cask 4887, countered by more dark, unctuous fruitiness in the PX matured cask 3250. Trying both side by side makes for fascinating and sublime drinking. 

All in all three fantastic new releases at great, highly drinkable prices. Don’t wait around if you want to get one of these. 

The Whisky Online Team.

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Raise The Macallan in Victoria – A FREE Tasting with Ambassador Dan Volway October 23rd, 2014 – Scotch Whisky News

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RAISE THE MACALLAN FREE TICKETS

Scotch Whisky Auctions “42nd Auction Now Live” – Scotch Whisky News

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Hi folks. We’re now live with the 42nd auction. We hope you enjoy it.

Kind Regards from Glasgow

The SWA Team

Please click here to view the 42nd Auction

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Whisky Wednesday Reviews Darkness Clynelish 16 Year Old Oloroso Finish – Scotch Whisky News

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This week Joe Ellis reviews the Darkness Clynelish 16 Year Old Oloroso Finish Master of Malt Bottling. 

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ISLE OF ARRAN UNLEASHES LEGEND OF MACHRIE MOOR WITH NEW EDITIONS – Scotch Whisky News

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ISLE OF ARRAN UNLEASHES LEGEND OF MACHRIE MOOR WITH NEW EDITIONS 

If you are prepared to explore Machrie Moor, you will be delighted with what you discover. 

Though the legend talks of the warrior giant Fingal and his favourite dog, what will actually await you is a stunning expression of the Arran Malt – a delightful drink with a tale to tell. 

Award-winning Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers is launching the latest in its Machrie Moor peated whisky collection, which includes the first ever cask strength version of the limited edition Single Malt. 

The Machrie Moor Single Malt first appeared five years ago, inspired by the legend of a warrior giant who tethered his dog to a stone in a mystical peat bog called Machrie Moor which lies on the west coast of the Isle of Arran. 

This September the fifth edition of Machrie Moor – the only peated Arran malt – will be released worldwide, alongside a cask strength edition which has been bottled at 58.4%. Both single malts are limited edition and highly anticipated because of their unique flavour.

Master Distiller James MacTaggart carefully chose the very best Arran peated casks to create these two whiskies to savour. 

MacTaggart said: “When we first created Machrie Moor, we wanted to create a drink which kept the character and taste of Arran that our followers love but included a taste of something different with the peat flourish. 

“We were blown away with the reception our first edition of Machrie Moor received which has inspired us to produce the subsequent editions and now this fifth expression. 

“This year’s edition is particularly special as we are also introducing a cask strength version of the single malt, which we are really excited about and we are confident it will prove popular with whisky fans who want to try a cask strength dram with a difference.” 

Machrie Moor – The Peated Arran Malt – has hints of vanilla, fresh pineapple and citrus, with an extra punch of peat smokiness on the finish. 

The cask strength edition has distinct influence of peat and notes of fresh pineapple and a caramelised bourbon cask vanilla finish. 

Only 12,000 bottles of Machrie Moor Fifth Edition and just 6,000 bottles of the first edition cask strength Machrie Moor will be available when they go on sale on October 6th. 

Euan added: “We were inspired by the legend of warrior giant Fingal tethering his favourite dog Bran to a stone known as Fingal’s Cauldron Seat on Machrie Moor and these peated expressions of the Arran Single Malt perfectly captures the rugged beauty and lore of the landscape of this area of Arran. 

Our followers have come to know and love Machrie Moor over the last five years for its distinctive taste and we are hopeful that whisky lovers will respond just as well to the new cask strength edition which is really something special.” 

The releases will be available to all Arran key markets worldwide including UK, France, Germany, USA, Russia and Japan. 

Machrie Moor – The Peated Arran Malt (46% abv) has an RRP of £41.99 while Machrie Moor Cask Strength Single Malt (58.4%) has an RRP of £49.99. Both are available from www.arranwhisky.com and specialist whisky shops.  

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The Arran Malt – Machrie Moor 5th Edition is released in early October and will be available through Arran’s network of worldwide distributors. These can be found on www.arranwhisky.com/distributors RRP is £41.99 for 70cl. 

The Arran Malt – Machrie Moor Cask Strength is released in early October and will be available through Arran’s network of worldwide distributors, excluding the USA.  Distributors can be found at www.arranwhisky.com/distributors RRP is £59.99 for 70cl. 

For more information visit http://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.) 

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).

September 2014 Auction Now LIVE! – Scotch Whisky News

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September 2014 Auction Now LIVE!

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 Our September auction is now live and will finish on October 6th from 19:00.  There are 700 lots of whisky in this auction, including the infamous Macallan 1946 Select Reserve, shown below.

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To mention a few more special lots we have an incredible Brora in this months auction. Douglas Laing 1970 32 Year Old is the earliest vintage ever released as a Brora, one of only two casks ever bottled from 1970!

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  Alongside this is a Glen Grant 1965 Decanter, lovely wooden case and a miniature released by Signatory Vintage to mark the turn of the Millenium; the infamous Laphroaig 40 year old; and finally on the right we have a bottle of the much sought after Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year old.

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 There is no registration fee, our commission structure is very competitive and we offer worldwide shipping. For our terms and conditions please click here.

 With over 10 years of experience in the whisky industry, Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable. Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, we aim to be the most comprehensive website for the buying and selling of whisky online. 

 http://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/

 Happy Bidding!

Balblair “THE WHISKY EXCHANGE Single Cask 1343″ – Scotch Whisky News

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THE WHISKY EXCHANGE Single Cask 1343

The Whisky Exchange is celebrating its 15th year online, and what better way to mark the occasion than with the launch of Balblair Vintage 2000 1343 Single Cask – an exceptional whisky which is now exclusively available from The Whisky Exchange.

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Ian Buxton, Author of the 101 Whiskies Series, is Interviewed at Malt – Whisky News

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Ian Buxton, writer of the 101 Whiskies series, is Interviewed at Malt

Ian Buxton, one of Britain’s most popular whisky writers and creator of the ’101 Whiskies’ series, is interviewed at whisky website Malt.

He talks about his latest title, 101 Legendary Whiskies You’re Dying to Try But (Possibly) Never Will, as well as his other books, and muses on matters such as No Age Statement whiskies and the industry today.

To read the interview visit malt-review.com.

For more information email maltreview@gmail.com

(Link to interview: http://malt-review.com/2014/09/26/interview-with-whisky-writer-ian-buxton)

Single Cask Whiskies at Abbey Whisky – Whisky News

Just a small selection of some of the wonderful whisky that’s arrived on the shelves of Abbey Whisky this September… To view all our new arrivals click here

GlenDronach 1996 / Single Cask #3607
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Single cask #3607, a UK Exclusive released by The BenRiach Distillery Co Ltd. Distilled in 1996 and aged in a Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon for 18 years before being bottled in 2014 at 54.4% vol, 668 bottles filled.

£85.90 (£71.58 ex vat)

Click here to purchase GlenDronach Single Cask 3607

Macallan 1972 Speymalt / First Fill Sherry

A 1972 vintage Macallan, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their Speymalt series. Matured in first fill sherry casks for over 40 years, bottled in 2014 at 43% vol.

The Speymalt from Macallan distillery range includes a series of exceptional single malts, each matured in the highest quality casks selected by Gordon & MacPhail.

£424.00 (£353.33 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Macallan 1972 Speymalt

Balcones 5th Anniversary Cask 2653 Rumble Finish

Released as part of Balcones fifth anniversary celebrations, single barrel #2653 has been finished in a cask that previously held Rumble Cask Reserve. 181 bottles filled at 57.5% vol.

£295.00 (£245.82 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Balcones Cask #2653

Mackmyra Midnattssol

Mackmyra Midnattssol has been created from a combination of American and Swedish oak, sherry and bourbon along with the final storage in casks that previously held Swedish wine made from birch sap. The result is a complex whiskey with a floral, tart and fruity flavour.

£54.25 (£45.21 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Mackmyra Midnattssol

Tomatin Cu Bocan / Sherry Cask

A limited edition Tomatin Cù Bòcan fully matured in sherry casks.

Cù Bòcan has stalked residents of the remote Highland village of Tomatin for centuries, his legend embellished by the hellhound’s increasingly fractious behaviour!

£48.95 (£40.79 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Tomatin Cu Bocan Sherry Cask

Ben Nevis 17 Year Old / Single Cask #81

A 17 year old Ben Nevis single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Celebration of the Cask range by Càrn Mòr. Single cask #81 was distilled in 1997 and aged in a sherry butt before being bottled in 2014 at 52.8% vol. An out-turn of 592 bottles.

£69.25 (£57.71 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Ben Nevis Cask 81

Glenfarclas 1973 / Single Cask #4795

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Beautiful colour from this Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky. Distilled in 1973, single sherry hogshead #4795 was left to slumber until 2014 where it was bottled as part of The Family Casks Summer 2014 batch. Bottled at 48.2% vol, 195 bottles filled.

£582.00 (£485.00 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glenfarclas 1973 Cask 4795

GlenDronach 1995 / 19 Year Old

Single Cask #3250 / UK Exclusive

One of two UK Exclusives released by GlenDronach towards the end of September 2014 (#4887 being the other). Single cask #3250, distilled in 1995 and aged for 19 years in a Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon. Bottled at 52.5% vol, with an out-turn of 554 bottles…

£89.90 (£74.92 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glendronach Single Cask #3250

GlenDronach 1995 / 19 Year Old

Single Cask #4887 / UK Exclusive

Single cask #4887, distilled in 1995 and aged for 19 years in an Oloroso sherry puncheon. 542 bottles filled at 55.4% vol. One of two UK Exclusives released by GlenDronach towards the end of September 2014. The other being single cask #3250.

£89.90 (£74.92 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glendronach Single Cask #4887 

Glen Garioch – The Renaissance 1st Chapter

The first chapter in a four part story from Glen Garioch whisky distillery showing off the spirits character and how it ages with time. Distilled in 1997 (when the distillery re-opened), ‘The First Chapter’ has been matured for 15 years in bourbon and sherry casks and was bottled in 2014 at 51.9% vol. Each year there will be a further chapter of Glen Garioch Renaissance, which will be 16, 17 & 18 years old.

£73.90 (£61.58 ex vat)

Click here to purchase Glen Garioch The Renaissance 1st Chapter


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