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Jim Beam Continues Flavor-Infused Bourbon Innovation With Release Of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire™

Jim Beam Continues Flavor-Infused Bourbon Innovation With Release Of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire™

Deerfield, Ill. – October 7, 2014 – Jim Beam® Bourbon is kicking things up a notch with its third flavored whiskey offering. Jim Beam® Kentucky Fire™, the latest flavored bourbon expression by the world’s No. 1 bourbon, features the flavor of red hot cinnamon liqueur to deliver a fiery kick and a smooth finish that makes for a perfect shot.

“We’ve led the category in flavor innovation in recent years with Red Stag by Jim Beam, Jim Beam Maple and Jim Beam Honey, but our latest flavor certainly turns up the heat,” said Chris Bauder, General Manager of Whiskies at Beam Suntory. “We’re thrilled with the initial excitement we’ve seen for Jim Beam Kentucky Fire and are thrilled to continue to bring new and interesting flavor options to our fans and those who are new to whiskey.”

Jim Beam Kentucky Fire is bottled at 70-proof. It delivers an intense, sweet taste that complements the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey it’s made by, with a smooth cinnamon finish. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire is the perfect bourbon to enjoy as a shot, chilled, straight, or on the rocks, and is ideal for anyone who already enjoys flavored whiskey.

To support the launch, Jim Beam will release a collection of digital videos featuring the ultimate cinnamon bourbon-inspired shot rituals for Jim Beam Kentucky Fire fans – proving that there is truly no wrong way to get #FiredUp. Starting in late-September, these videos will be available on Jim Beam’s social channels including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Examples of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire bourbon’s tongue-in-cheek shot rituals include:

  • “The Slow Burn” (Step one, prepare your palate; step two, take a shot of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire slow)
  • “The Kentucky Standard” (Step one, order a round of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire; step two, drink it!)
  • “The Kentucky Tycoon” (Order shots of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire for the whole bar, make it rain fire)

As part of the brand’s digital marketing campaign in support of the launch, Jim Beam’s digital AOR, Mekanism, will run the digital videos on various online, mobile, social and experiential channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN, AOL, Kargo, Viacom, and NBCUniversal. The digital advertisements will run through early November 2014.

Jim Beam® Kentucky Fire™ In the News:

Jim Beam Kentucky Fire has already generated substantial interest from whiskey enthusiasts. Geoff Kleinman from DrinkSpirits.com noted that the spice level in Jim Beam Kentucky Fire is “balanced with the underlining sweetness, and addition of subtle whiskey notes are all exactly where they need to be for this kind of product”(August 2014).

AskMen’s.com writer Robert Haynes-Peterson stated that Jim Beam Kentucky Fire “The result is sweet, but not sickly so, with the bold, woody bourbon doing some of the heavy lifting” (August 2014). Peterson also stated in Examiner.com that “as a chilled shot, it (Jim Beam Kentucky Fire) works perfectly, and the herbaceous complexity of the bourbon counterpoints the cinnamon liqueur better than the brash sweetness of Canadian whisky commonly used in other “hot” flavored whiskeys” (July 2014).

Jim Beam Kentucky Fire is available now in select bars and retail locations nationwide and has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for 750mL. Price varies by market and product size, which includes 50mL, 375mL, 750mL and 1L.

For more information, like Jim Beam’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JimBeam), follow the brand on Twitter (@jimbeam) or visit www.jimbeam.com/kentucky-fire. 

About Beam Suntory Inc. 

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the flagship Jim Beam bourbon and Yamazaki Japanese whisky, as well as world renowned premium brands including Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s,  Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Midori liqueur.  The company generates annual worldwide sales of approximately $4.6 billion excluding excise taxes.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture.  Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com

A Very Special Michael Urquhart Gordon & MacPhail Dinner Nov. 10th, 2014 at Grill 23 Boston – Scotch Whisky News

Federal Boston

A Special  Dinner Event

featuring the whiskies of Gordon & MacPhail 

with retiring managing director

Michael Urquhart

Monday, November 10th 7:00 PM

Grill 23,

161 Berkeley St., Boston

Reservations: 617 542 2255

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Jonny McCormick described Michael best in the Whisky Advocate:

“Michael is impeccably well-mannered and gracious company, yet he commands instinctive, razor-sharp business acumen too: what better qualities to represent Scotland and Scotch whisky around the world? A Master of the Quaich, Michael is constantly traveling to the fifty or more markets they supply.

His vitality is enviable; with a spring in his step, he’ll greet you with a recent anecdote along the lines of ‘last week, when I was in Russia’… or was it Taiwan, or perhaps Vancouver? No wonder the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade in 2013, repeating the honor they received in 2009.”

After a 33-year stint in the family business Michael Urquhart is stepping down into a non-executive directorial role. He’s celebrating in style at Grill 23 in Boston, and he’d like you to join him for a farewell hurrah. You’re all familiar with G&M’s whiskies, and many long-standing customers will have met Michael on his occasional stops in Boston.

Now you can say “Thank you,” “Goodbye” and “Yum.” His official retirement was on his 60th birthday, the 30th of September, and now he’s traveling about enjoying a few well-earned whisky dinners. We’ll enjoy the following with him:

Opening cocktail 

A Rusty Nail with

Benromach Traditional

Atholl Brose

followed by 

An Ashet of Housemade Charcuterie w/ Abernethy Biscuits

Benromach 10 Year

Finnan Haddie & Potato Fritter, Tartar Sauce

Highland Park 24

Barley Porridge with Duck Confit, Clothbound Cheddar and Medjool Dates

Glen Scotia 21

Broiled Wagyu Deckle of Beef, Clapshot Fritters, Single Malt Jus

Mortlach 15 Year

New England Blue Cheeses

Caol Ila Cask Strength

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Benromach 30 Year

$250 includes everything; dinner, drams, tax, and gratuity

Reservations: 617 542 2255

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Jim Beam® Single Barrel Bourbon Announces The Finest Fan “Statements” To Appear On Bottle Labels – American Whiskey News

Jim Beam® Single Barrel Bourbon Announces The Finest Fan “Statements” To Appear On Bottle Labels

Deerfield, Ill. – September 22, 2014 – Today, the world’s No. 1 bourbon is excited to announce the winners of the Jim Beam® “Single Barrel, Single Statement” Contest. Taking crowdsourcing to the next level by allowing fans to help co-create onto actual bottle labels sold in stores, Jim Beam® Single Barrel Bourbon asked its fans to share personal “statements” – their wisdom for enjoying bourbon – that are as individual and unique as the brands’ first-ever single barrel bourbon.

With the same level of dedication and selectivity that goes into finding the less than one percent of barrels that qualify to be chosen for Jim Beam Single Barrel, Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s 7th Generation Master Distiller helped to select the finest six (6) statements from more than three-thousand eligible entries. Winning statements include:

Two (2) Grand Prize Winners:

  • “Toast to the past and the adventure ahead” – Joshua Stewart (Jacksonville, FL)
  • “Sometimes, it’s good to be single” – Jason Reyna (Dallas, TX)

Four (4) First Place Winners:

  • “Single Barrel. Countless memories” – Robert Wyrick (Gibsonville, NC)
  • “Good bourbon is like a good friend: unforgettable” –  Bob Karlovits (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • “Life, like Single Barrel, is best savored slowly” –  Arlene Naganawa (Seattle, WA)
  • “The taste of great family tradition” – Jerry Thompson (Louisville, KY)

“Every bottle of Jim Beam Single Barrel bourbon represents individuality – not only with the distinct flavor and personality of the liquid itself, but also with its hand-written bottle labels and the distillers’ wisdom that’s printed on the back labels,” said Noe. “We were thrilled with the response from our fans to share their statements and be a part of our craft-making process.”.”

The Jim Beam® “Single Barrel, Single Statement” contest was held between July 16 and August 17. During that time fans of legal drinking age were asked to share their “single statement” – their wisdom for enjoying bourbon within 50 characters or less at www.JimBeamSingleStatement.com – for a chance to be featured on the actual bottle labels of Jim Beam® Single Barrel.

Jim Beam® “Single Barrel, Single Statement” Prizing Details

The six winning statements will begin appearing on bottle labels of the super-premium Jim Beam® Single Barrel bourbon in stores across the nation starting in early 2015.

In addition to having their names and statements printed on bottle labels sold across the nation, all six winners will receive an authentic Jim Beam® Single Barrel Bourbon barrelhead, customized with their name and statement, autographed by Noe.

The two Grand Prize Winners will also receive a once-in-a-lifetime, private bourbon tasting in their hometown with friends and Noe in early-December.

To view the six winning statements mocked up as bottle labels, visit www.JimBeamSingleStatement.com.

About Jim Beam® Single Barrel Bourbon

  • Jim Beam® Single Barrel, the first ever single barrel bourbon from Jim Beam, is a smooth and approachable hand-crafted Kentucky Straight Bourbon bottled at 95 proof to commemorate the first barrel of Jim Beam made in 1795.
  • Less than one percent of barrels qualify to be chosen for Jim Beam® Single Barrel with each producing more than 200 bottles that are individually bottled and hand-numbered with care to ensure a unique taste profile and premium quality for a perfectly crafted bourbon.
  • Barrels are carefully selected from a range of racks that excludes the top and bottom to ensure the perfect taste, consistency and color of this new, super-premium expression that marks the historic and exciting move by Jim Beam into the quickly growing arena of premium bourbons.
  • Jim Beam® Single Barrel is a rich, full-bodied bourbon with well-balanced notes of vanilla, oak and caramel. The aroma carries a rich oaky background with a light spiciness.
  • Jim Beam® Single Barrel is the perfect sip and savor bourbon to enjoy neat or on the rocks.

For more information on Jim Beam® Single Barrel, please “like” Jim Beam on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jimbeam), follow @jimbeam on Twitter or visit www.jimbeam.com/single-barrel.

About Beam Suntory Inc. 

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the flagship Jim Beam bourbon and Yamazaki Japanese whisky, as well as world renowned premium brands including Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s,  Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Midori liqueur.  The company generates annual worldwide sales of approximately $4.6 billion excluding excise taxes.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture.  Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.

The Kilchoman UK Tour Reaches Dufftown Monday November 3rd, 2014 – Scotch Whisky News

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WHISKY TASTING

The Kilchoman UK Tour

reaches Dufftown on

Monday 3rd November

@ THE WHISKY SHOP DUFFTOWN

19:00 to 20:00 PRICE £10

Book at www.whiskyshopdufftown.com or

phone 01340 821 097

All proceeds will be donated to

The Oaks palliative care centre in Elgin

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The ICEBIRG Press creates a better ice sphere maker for whiskey drinkers – Whisky News

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The ICEBIRG Press creates a better ice sphere maker for whiskey drinkers 

Boise, ID, USA – October 20, 2014 – The ICEBIRG Press has created a better ice sphere maker for whiskey drinkers. Owners Jeff and Kevin Brackus, of Advanced Precision Machining Inc. in Meridian Idaho, created the ICEBIRG Press when they were unable to find an ice press on the market without problems. Other ice presses on the market don’t have the advanced features of the ICEBIRG Press like the melt runoff drain/alignment system, multipurpose channel and drain/alignment holes that make it easier to use and a water-tension removal dial that keeps you from fighting with the press to retrieve your ice sphere. The ICEBIRG Press also has air pressure release holes to relieve pressure during the speedy ice sphere creation process.

The ICEBIRG Press uses thermal mass and gravity (no motor or power required) to create a 2.5 inch ice sphere in less than one minute. For whiskey drinkers, a 2.5 inch ice sphere helps enhance your whiskey of choice rather than just making it cold. Developed to exist between a warm stiff “neat” drink and a super cold and diluted “on the rocks” drink, with the ICEBIRG Press you can have the best of both worlds, at a price point that rivals that of other ice presses on the market.

The ICEBIRG Press is currently available through their Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/icebirg/icebirg-ice-ball-pressthe-single-malt-specialty through November 5, 2014.

Ralfy Inches Closer to Whisky Review #500 with #495 – Scotch Whisky News

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www.ralfy.com gets busy with the obscure creature such is an aged Lowland single malt,  with Whisky Review 495 – Auchentoshan 18yo @ 43%

THE GLENLIVET NÀDURRA UNVEILS HAND-CRAFTED DRAM CHAIR BY AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER GARETH NEAL – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENLIVET NÀDURRA UNVEILS HAND-CRAFTED
DRAM CHAIR BY AWARD-WINNING DESIGNER GARETH NEAL

The Glenlivet, the single malt that started it all, has unveiled the latest innovation from its Nàdurra range, The Glenlivet Nàdurra Dram Chair. A celebration of modern craftsmanship, the Dram Chair aims to provide the perfect setting in which whisky connoisseurs can relax and enjoy a dram of single malt Scotch whisky.

The Dram Chair is the result of a collaboration with award-winning British designer, Gareth Neal, whose original furniture is popular among discerning customers around the world. Neal drew inspiration from the traditional, nineteenth century production methods at the heart of Nàdurra, meaning ‘natural’ in Gaelic, to design a contemporary piece that captures the spirit of the range.

 The frame of the chair is hand-crafted from oak, so crucial to the maturation of The Glenlivet spirit, while the leather seat has been steeped in oak bark by the only remaining oak tannery in Great Britain. The copper rivets, which mirror the distillery’s copper pot stills, secure the chair and ensure that it will withstand the test of time and a dram can be nestled comfortably on the chair’s arm.

The original design will be on display for a limited time at The New Craftsmen store in Mayfair, London, before it becomes an exhibit at The Glenlivet Distillery. Members of The Guardians of The Glenlivet online community can commission a chair to order at a cost of £6,200, and customise which arm of the chair should be equipped to house a dram. Each bespoke chair will be etched and numbered to create subtle variations and originality for collectors.

Commenting on the launch, Neal said: “My core values are people, process and place, so spending time with the handful of people who make The Glenlivet Nàdurra and witnessing first-hand the time-honoured processes that are used to create this fine whisky was truly inspiring. I have used a similar, hand-crafted approach to my own production methods for this unique dram chair.

“Enjoying a dram is a moment of escapism and I wanted to immerse the sitter in the materials that have brought this moment of pleasure about, in absolute comfort. The piece is so lightweight that it can literally be transported to a location of choice. I imagined a dramatic vista of the Scottish Highlands but the collector can create their own perfect Nàdurra moment.”

Nikki Burgess, Global Brand Director of The Glenlivet, added: “Neal and The New Craftsmen were obvious partners to commission to make The Glenlivet Nàdurra Dram Chair. They are passionately committed to a shared vision: combining the unique heritage of British craftsmanship with a sense of modernity. The partnership has resulted in something naturally crafted that is surprising and unique – a timeless original.”

 The Glenlivet Nàdurra is batch produced at cask strength using traditional methods and is bottled without chill-filtration, which offers additional complexity, body and a richer texture. The Dram Chair launch continues an innovative year for The Glenlivet Nàdurra, which has included the expansion of the range with two permanent new additions; Nàdurra Oloroso, matured exclusively in sherry casks, is extending its presence from Travel Retail into domestic markets, while Nàdurra First Fill Selection was launched last month and is rolling out into markets worldwide.

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About Gareth Neal
Gareth Neal is a London-based furniture maker with a unique approach to design; through material inventiveness, curiosity and reinterpretation, he has helped to shape a new era within the context of design and craft. Gareth’s work ranges from individual pieces for the international collectors market, to bespoke commissions for private clients, & the design of production pieces for industry.

www.garethneal.co.uk

About The New Craftsmen

Launched in December 2012 in Mayfair, The New Craftsmen works to promote and sell craftsmanship from the British Isles, from a selection of Britain’s finest makers, working in textiles, silverware, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and beyond, including Gareth Neal. In June 2014 they opened their first permanent space in Mayfair, located in a late 19th century building that was once a workshop to makers of breeches. From here they sell the work of a growing network of makers, as well as manage bespoke commissions for those looking for completely unique pieces. Work is also sold online and shipped internationally.

www.thenewcraftsmen.com

ABOUT CHIVAS BROTHERS

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

www.chivasbrothers.com

@ChivasNewsRoom

ABOUT THE GLENLIVET

Created by George Smith in 1824, The Glenlivet is the original single malt Scotch whisky, renowned for its smooth and fruity flavor profile. Today, The Glenlivet is the No. 2 single malt Scotch whisky in the world and the No.1 single malt Scotch whisky in the USA, the world’s largest malt whisky market. The Glenlivet is also the biggest contributor to the volume growth of the single malt category worldwide, adding more than any other single malt whisky brand over the last five years. As the single malt that started it all, The Glenlivet is committed to continuing its legacy for crafting single malt whiskies of outstanding quality and for pioneering innovation within the category. The brand has introduced a raft of successful initiatives in recent years aimed at improving understanding and interest in single malt whisky, such as the launch of The Glenlivet Alpha, a mystery single malt released without cask information or tasting notes, and the creation of The Glenlivet Guardians, an online hub for fans of The Glenlivet worldwide to engage with the brand and each other.

 www.theglenlivet.com

@TheGlenlivet

Scotch Whisky Auctions 43rd Auction – Scotch Whisky News

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A message from our friends at Scotch Whisky Auctions;

Hi folks. We’re now live with the 43rd auction. We hope you enjoy it.

Kind Regards from Glasgow

The SWA Team

 

The Could-Be-True Story of Ballantine’s: New and Compelling Film Content Brings Ballantine’s Stay True Story to Life – With a Unique Twist! – Scotch Whisky News

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The Could-Be-True Story of Ballantine’s: New and Compelling Film Content Brings Ballantine’s Stay True Story to Life – With a Unique Twist!

Europe’s No.1 whisky releases humorous new film to reveal what could have happened if Ballantine’s history had taken an unexpected and alternative route through the years…

Ballantine’s is today announcing the launch of a new digital campaign that aims to highlight to its fans around the world both its vibrant personality and its commitment to staying true to itself throughout its near 200 year history.

Conceived and created by M&C Saatchi London, the campaign goes live with the release of two films; The Could-Be-True Story and The Stay True Story, both of which can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/Ballantines. The Could-Be-True Story first takes the viewer through Ballantine’s impressive heritage in an unexpected and humorous way, illustrating what could have happened had Ballantine’s not stayed true to founder George Ballantine’s vision. The Stay True Story of Ballantine’s then supports and complements the lead ‘Could-Be-True’ film, recounting Ballantine’s true brand story and demonstrating the ways in which the brand actually has stayed true since its creation in 1827.

The films will be seeded on Ballantine’s global social media platforms and further amplified in key markets around the world. The launch will also be supported by a media outreach programme that aims to grab the attention of relevant bloggers and media in a humorous and unique manner.

This new campaign is the latest in a series of successful marketing initiatives from Ballantine’s, which has seen the brand make a concerted effort to connect with consumers through digital media. This consumer engagement strategy is paying off, with Ballantine’s showing a strong performance* in key markets such as South Africa (109% annual growth), Brazil (51% annual growth), India (18% annual growth), and Poland (13% annual growth).

Ballantine’s Global Brand Director, Peter Moore, comments: “As a brand that prides itself on its reputation for innovation, we have long understood the potential that engaging, digital content provides, allowing us to connect with independent-minded adults. With these new films, we’re aiming to tell the story of Ballantine’s in a surprising and light-hearted manner, and one that is unexpected of a Scotch whisky brand. We are hopeful that this approach will capture the attention of our audience, showing them that whilst Ballantine’s is a well-established brand with a long history of tradition, we have a sense of humour and an individual style, making us a brand that remains relevant today.”

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About Ballantine’s

Ballantine’s is the No.1 Scotch whisky in Europe and the No. 2 Scotch whisky in the world with the range selling over 70 million bottles a year worldwide. Ballantine’s has won more than 130 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past 10 years for its outstanding quality, as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance. The range, from Ballantine’s Finest to the exclusive 40 Year Old, is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, continuing the brand’s tradition of Master Blenders that dates back to 1827. In 2013, Ballantine’s continued its innovative approach by launching Ballantine’s Brasil, a spirit drink made from selectively cask steeping Scotch whisky with Brazilian lime peel.

www.ballantines.com

About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.

www.chivasbrothers.com

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Macallan 42 Year Old Rarest 1969 Decanter at Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News

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Macallan 42 Year Old Rarest 1969 Decanter 41.6% ABV | 70cl

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky presents Rarest: a collection of some of the world’s most exclusive whiskies. Carefully selected from the company’s coveted reserves, each release embodies unparalleled luxury, refinement and scarcity.

Uncompromised by chill filtration and bottled at natural cask strength, Rarest Macallan represents the peak of the distiller’s art and stands as a glowing testament to the knowledge and skill that informs Duncan Taylor’s rigorous cask selection process.

Rarest Macallan is presented in a decanter of the finest Scottish crystal, intricately engraved with adornments of silver that mirror the whisky’s exquisite refinement. Bringing the monumental journey full circle, the decanter is housed in an elegant display case, crafted from the very cask that matured the whisky to perfection.

Generations of passion, knowledge and craftsmanship continues to drive Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky today. Rarest is the culmination of the company’s vision; to provide the most authentic Scotch whisky without compromise.

Tasting Notes..

Colour: amber

Nose: fresh juicy fruits, lots of fragrant orange notes, peaches and dark cherries. With time becomes creamier with spearmint and then some blackcurrant cordial.

Taste: rich and oily, dried oranges, delicate oak and milk chocolate. Soft kiwi fruits, lychee and more creaminess emerge with time.

Finish: lingering toffee, stewed fruits, praline and some fresher grassy notes.

Comment: a big robust whisky but ultimately soft and soothing.

Price: £10,000.00 ex VAT
£12,000.00 inc VAT

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