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Green Award for Dalmunach – Scotch Whisky News

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Green Award for Dalmunach

Chivas Brothers is delighted to have won The Sustainability Award at The Drinks Business Green Awards last week.

The awards are the world’s largest programme to raise awareness of green issues in the drinks trade.

The Sustainability Award recognises the efforts made by one company to employ the most efficient and effective sustainable practices in their business, whether in the production facilities or in their agricultural practices.

The Judges took into account all aspects of production where waste management, recycling and sustainable practices have been improved in the last three years and more particularly in the last 12 months.

Chivas Brothers impressed the judging panel with its comprehensive analysis of its own sustainable practices, which the judges were able to see have been gaining momentum in recent years and in the last 12 months in particular.

The company was commended for increasing its material recovery levels at the organisation’s two bottling locations, rising from 86% in 2011-12 to 97% in 2013-14, and for achieving a 90% business recycling level.

The judges further commended Chivas Brothers for commissioning the replacement of heating, vacuum and air-conditioning controls in the drain and fill area to improve operational efficiency at their Kilmalid facility, and for replacing their fleet of Toyota hybrid vehicles with 10 Vauxhall Ampera electric cars in 2013.

The new Dalmunach Distillery also particularly impressed the judges for its design efficiency of 19MJ per litre, compared with the industry benchmark (Scotch Whisky Association) of 28MJ per litre for a distillery with a similar number of stills!

Huge congratulations to Ronald Daalmans, Environmental & Sustainability Manager and his team at Chivas Brothers for all their expertise and hard work!

Robbie’s Whisky Merchants – Whisky An’A’That GLENCADAM Masterclass 2015 – Scotch Whisky News

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Robbie’s Whisky Merchants – Whisky An’A’That GLENCADAM Masterclass 2015

With less than two weeks to go until this years festival is launched we are releasing the last few Masterclass tickets.

Full details below.

A Masterclass Presented by

◦David Wilson Production Manager at Glencadam Distillery
◦On Sat 6th June at 12.30pm
◦Tickets £30.00 per person

We have decided this year to do only one Festival Masterclass and to this end we have chosen an excellent Distillery that is not always recognised as being mainstream, not every malt has to come from Islay or Speyside to be a brilliant dram.

Our guest presenting this wonderful Masterclass today is David Wilson, Glencadam Distillery Production Manager with 26 years’ experience in the whisky industry. David’s life in the whisky industry began at Loch Lomond distillers 20th February 1989. Working in all aspects of distillery life, filling, stowing, and movement of casks. In 1994 Loch Lomond built their own Grain Distillery making Loch Lomond the only unique distillery with a Grain and Malt Distillery on one site, a great place for David to develop further skills. In 2004 he joined Glencadam as Production Supervisor, during his first year at Glencadam he gained his I.B.D. (institute of brewing and distilling) qualification.

This is truly a unique chance to be tutored through the full range of ages and styles from this classic east coast Distillery. Also at this Masterclass we will have the world wide release of Glencadam 17 Year Old Ltd Edition Portwood, one not to be missed! Numbers are restricted and tickets will be sold on a first come basis.

To purchase your ticket simply visit www.robbieswhiskymerchants.com and enter Masterclass in the search box on the main page.

Telephone sales also available : 01292 284279

Regards Robin


The Glenturret 1986 Cask – A Rare Limited Edition Release from Scotland’s Oldest Distillery – Scotch Whisky News


Delectable notes of honey, fresh orange peel, vanilla….

Limited Release Glenturret – The Brock Malloy Edition #Cask328  The Brock Malloy Edition #Cask328 has been described as one of the best malts ever produced at Scotland’s oldest working distillery.  Tradition reigns supreme at Glenturret where whisky is a genuinely handmade small batch product. By hand and by heart is the only way to produce Glenturret’s unique whisky and that is why the Brock Malloy Edition #Cask328 tastes so good!

Stuart Cassells, General Manager of The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery, said:

“Cask 328 has always been known to be special and I’m delighted we are able to give people the opportunity to purchase and taste this rare whisky.”

With delectable notes of honey, mellow oak, spiciness and ginger, you really need to try this special edition. Stuart and Neil were lucky enough to have a sample in the Glenturret bar; you can see what they make of it in this video

With over half the available bottles already gone, make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to add this rare whisky to your collection.

Priced at only £200 per bottle, you can purchase online here

Tasting Notes

Appearance – Deep burnished gold, clear and bright

Aroma – Old polished wood, fresh orange peel, walnuts with oranges and hint of jasmine when diluted

Taste – Honey, mellow oak, spicy (ginger) and vanilla

Finish – Medium sweet, good length with lingering spiciness

Buy your bottle TODAY.

Springbank 12 Year Old Port Pipe Matured at Milroy’s of Soho – Scotch Whisky News



We’ll let you in on a little secret we’ve got quite a few exciting Boubons to announce next week, however, so as not to show bias, we thought it best that we announce some of our recent Scotch arrivals too. Of particular note is the stunning Springbank 12 year old, matured exclusively in a port pipe. Bizarrely it doesn’t have that classic red berry flavour profile you’d expect from a port cask, rather this is a light, estery Springbank bottled at cask strength. If this isn’t your thing then we’ve found a few other bits that have been hidden away!

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2003 – PORT PIPE MATURED – 58.3% – £64.95

Premier family-owned Campbeltown distillers Springbank, have just released this single cask port pipe matured single malt. Only 696 bottles were yielded from the cask which has rested for 12 years until this April just gone. Expect estery notes of plum, rhubarb and gooseberry on the nose, with full bodied fruit on the palate with additional notes of spice and boiled sweets, finishing with that idiosyncratic smoky, oily Springbankness. This is one for those who enjoy the 15 year old but want it with a cask strength punch!

Milroy’s of Soho angus@milroys.co.uk

Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon’s “Spirituous Liquors” at D&M – American Whiskey News

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Since 1997 Trey Zoeller has been experimenting with sourced bourbon,

using agitation, barrel selection and environmental changes to find the

“Jefferson’s” taste.

Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Reserve Cask Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey The palate is round and creamy with dark chocolate fruits and nuts.

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Straight Bourbon Whiskey Rocking of the ocean and the saline air matured the whiskey faster and added the ocean nuances.

Jefferson’s Reserve Very Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey This bourbon is complex, elegant and sophisticated.

Jefferson’s The Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail Teaming up with Esquire magazine’s editor-in-chief David Granger, to find the better bottled Manhattan.


Whisky Wednesday Reviews Overeem Port Cask Matured Tasmanian Single Malt – Tasmanian Whisky News


This week Joe Ellis reviews Overeem Port Cask Matured Tasmanian Single Malt.




Whisky L! Taiwan Kicks off Asia’s Whisky Festival Season! – Whisky News

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Whisky L! Taiwan kicks off Asia’s Whisky Festival season!

On the 15 & 16 August, Taipei will be kicking off what has now become Asia’s whisky festival season with Whisky L! Shanghai & Beijing following in quick pursuit. Hosted at Taipei’s Grand Hyatt, the inaugural Whisky L! Taiwan promises to be in line with sister shows Shanghai & Beijing set to attract leading whisky celebrities with a clear objective to deliver a fun, festive and educational experience.

With over five years of executing whisky festivals in Taiwan, show director Stephen Notman acknowledges the changes in market dynamics and the important action that needs to be taken by the industry to sustain continued growth for a further 3 – 5 years. “Taiwan is a remarkable market. Her growth and influence throughout Asia drinking trends is phenomenal. We are however entering an era where we as an industry requires to focus second phase whisky drinker recruitment into the category.” Notman continues “The Taiwan whisky market looks completely different to that of five years ago. New whisky drinkers entering into the category are now greeted with a greater variety but also a lot more releases that opt not to share an age indicator on the label. As an industry, we should be focusing on what is the distillers, blenders or independent bottlers philosophy towards each and every release.”

To assist the direction, positioning and evolution of the whisky conversations in Taiwan, The Whisky L! Committee consisting of Taiwan’s leading whisky authorities have been instrumental in the development of the show. To celebrate the inaugural show, the committee have selected the 2015 Limited Edition.

Fresh innovation to the whisky festival scene will see the establishment of the distillation zone headed up by leading international experts Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison. Such area will be focused on distillers new make spirit. With guided tours, master classes and live entertainment, Whisky L! promises to be an exciting experience for new to establish drinkers alike.


WHISKY L! TAIWAN  – 15 & 16 August

Whisky L! BEIJING     – 21 & 22 August

WHISKY L! SHANGHAI – 28 & 29 August

Father’s Day Offers at The Famous Grouse Experience – Scotch Whisky News


Father’s Day Offers

Why not make Father’s Day an experience he will love this year and treat him to one of our special offers? From a personalised bottle to a day at our Whisky School we have something for everyone. To find out more about these fantastic offers have a look here


Whisky of the Month

The Glenturret Single Cask 328 Brock Malloy Edition 70cl Cask Strength is our Whisky of the Month. This truly rare and exclusive bottle is available online here

Hibiki 21 year old at The Whisky Shop – Japanese Whisky News

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Hibiki 21 year old

Hibiki means resonance in Japanese. The legendary Hibiki represents true harmony, the ideal of perfection, the paragon of ‘The Art of Japanese Whisky’ and its artisans. In Hibiki 21 year old, numerous pure single malt whiskies aged in a variety of cask types, including Mizunara, a very rare Japanese oak, all combine to create a full orchestra of flavours and aromas and tenderly unfold a calm essence.

£190 Buy Now

BANK HOLIDAY MADNESS… FREE UK DELIVERY at Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News


This Bank Holiday Monday (this arrive much too late for us to publish any sooner however the sale is on until Sunday May 31st – One Week Monday to Sunday – Whisky Intelligence) for one week only Single Malts Direct are offering FREE UK delivery on all orders. We have the best range of Duncan Taylor products anywhere on the internet and some great collector edition bottles.

For any further information contact the team on info@singlemaltsdirect.com

Thanks for doing business with us. Sincerely, The Single Malts Direct Team www.singlemaltsdirect.com

Single Malts Direct, 36 Gordon Street, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8EQ, Scotland UK

+44 (0) 845 606 6145

+44 (0)1466 792106


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