Archive for 2010

CHIVAS REGAL 18 GOLD SIGNATURE LAUNCHES IMPRESSIVE NEW GLOBAL LIFESTYLE CAMPAIGN – Scotch Whisky News

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CHIVAS REGAL 18 GOLD SIGNATURE LAUNCHES IMPRESSIVE NEW GLOBAL LIFESTYLE CAMPAIGN

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The No 1 ultra premium Scotch in the world, Chivas Regal 18 Gold Signature, has unveiled new advertising to drive its continued international success. The brand is launching both new print and TVC advertising that will communicate its outstanding product quality and luxury credentials across its key markets.

A new TVC, created by Euro RSCG and directed by the Gold Lion-winning Eugenio Recuenco, is set in a surreal neo-baroque world.  It features a female muse as the embodiment of Chivas Regal 18 who brings life-energy and pleasure to the world as she passes through it.  Solid objects are turned to gold and living objects, including the three male protagonists, are re-animated by her.  The central theme is the pure pleasure that Chivas 18 brings whilst visually reflecting the brand’s full name, Chivas Regal 18 Gold Signature.

The accompanying print campaign expresses the sophisticated and indulgent style of Chivas Regal 18 Year Old through luxurious visual cues.  The Master Blender Colin Scott can identify up to 85 different flavours within Chivas Regal 18 ranging from walnuts to dark cacao, and the new creative reflects this uniquely rich and multi-layered quality. In addition, beautiful and unexpected items such as diamonds spill out of some of the depicted flavours, such as cracked walnuts, to again amplify the product’s exceptional and rare qualities. 

Chivas Regal Global Brand Director Sophie Gallois explains: “This TV advertising is a real innovation in the world of luxury Scotch whisky. Like Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, the new advertising is both sophisticated and luxurious. It will enhance the message of product quality and uniqueness in a rich and creative way that will capture the imagination of consumers globally.”
 
The TVC will be shown in 30s and 60s versions and will carry the ‘Live With Chivalry’ logo marrying it to other Chivas Regal advertising globally.

Chivas Regal 18 Year Old, created by Master Blender Colin Scott in 1997, is made from an indulgent blend of whiskies that are hand-picked for their exceptional richness. Chivas Regal 18 Year Old is the luxurious and successful extension of Chivas Regal, the flagship Scotch whisky of Chivas Brothers, and sells over 200,000 9l cases (over 2 million bottles) globally.

Notes:

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.

In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

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Loch Fyne Whiskies Stocks Glen Scotia 33yo by A. Dewar Rattray – Scotch Whisky News

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Loch Fyne Whiskies has stocked a new item, ‘Glen Scotia 1977 33yo Dewar Rattray’

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Glen Scotia 1977 33yo DR
57% abv
£114.00 inc vat
£97.02 ex vat

Glen Scotia DR 1977 33yo 57%alc.

We get loads of samples from JAFIBs most of which fall on stony ground. The sample for this 33yo Glen Scotia from independent bottler A D Ratray impressed so much we ordered some stock but forgot to keep the sample for proper appraisal.

Which is a shame as we don’t have enough bottles to open one, but it is very dark and very (very) good, most inviting just by looking at it…

Distilled: 28.04.1977

Bottled: 06.05.2010

Cask: #985 Sherry Hogshead and limited to 195 bottles

A Dewer Rattray independent bottling.

Price excluding VAT: £97.02
£114.00 Including VAT at 17.5%

Best regards,
Loch Fyne Whiskies
david@lfw.co.uk

www.lfw.co.uk

In With The New At The Park Avenue Liquor Shop New York – Whiskey News

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In With The New At The Park Avenue  Liquor Shop.

These days everything is old news. Lebron, Oil Leak, Russian Spies blah, blah. So here at the Park Avenue Liquor Shop we thought we’d share some fresh and exciting news in the land of liquor. There’s something here for just about anyone who enjoys good spirits. So turn off the re-runs and check out our new arrivals. We hope you are having a great summer and look forward to hearing from you soon.

As always if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Cheers!

Jonathan & Eric
Park Avenue Liquor Shop
292 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-685-2442
info@parkaveliquor.com
www.parkaveliquor.com

WhistlePig Rye

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey is a 100 proof, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for a minimum of ten years in oak barrels. The whiskey was discovered by Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, who spent over a year on an exhaustive search of North America for the best rye whiskey, and he believes that it embodies the perfect combination of
proof, percent, and age — hitting what he calls “the sweet spot” in all three categories. WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey is hand bottled at the WhistlePig Farm Distillery in Shoreham, Vermont and is available in a limited initial offering of only 1000  cases.

Our Price: $73

Maker’s Mark 46*

To make “46”  fully matured Maker’s Mark is removed from its barrel. Top hoops are removed from the barrel, and the barrel head is pulled. Ten wooden seared staves  are then affixed to the inside of that barrel. Searing the staves caramelizes the sugars in the wood, adding a unique flavor that finishes on the front of the tongue.

The fully matured Maker’s Mark is then put back in the barrel and aged several more months. When it tastes exactly right, Maker’s 46 is removed from the barrel, bottled, corked and dipped.

The taste is rich, creamy with seared-oak flavors; caramel and vanilla notes linger on the front of the palate, but it is still soft enough to hold on the tongue even at 94 proof.

Our Price: $40

* 46 was the profile number assigned by barrel maker Brad Boswell to the process  used to sear the oak staves that proved successful in creating the taste profile that Master Distiller Kevin and Brad had been working to achieve.

Slane Castle Irish Whiskey

This unique Whiskey blend has been distilled by the nearby Cooley Distillery, which won the European and World Distiller of the Year at the 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition.  It is a well balanced blend of malt and grain Irish Whiskey which has been aged and matured for at least four years in American oak barrels that previously matured Bourbon. In the traditional Irish style, the malt whiskey is distilled in copper pot stills and no peated malt is used. The whiskey was recently given a four star rating by the leading American sprit critic F. Paul Paucult of  The Spirit Journal who stated that the Slane Castle Irish Whiskey ‘builds nicely and steadily in the glass with time, providing the drinker with whiskey of substance, gravitas and multi-layered aroma and taste.’

Our Price: $33

Jack Daniels: American Forests

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is partnering with the non-profit organization American Forests to release a limited Edition collectible bottle in conjunction with a tree-planting effort. American Forests, a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, will plant a tree with the purchase of each collectible Jack Daniel’s bottle. The whiskey is bottled at 90 proof which is higher than the black label’s 80. Consumers who register the special collectible bottle at www.jackdaniels.com will also receive a free copy of the award-winning American Forests magazine.

Our Price: $46

Due to ever changing inventory we cannot guarantee bottle availability. Please call with any questions regarding shipping. We not responsible for typographical errors.

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MASSIVE SAVINGS From Single Malts Direct on Selected Duncan Taylor Bottlings – Scotch Whisky News

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MASSIVE SAVINGS

This week we have the absolute best prices available on Duncan Taylor’s multi-award winning whiskies.

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The Peerless Range is a unique collection of Single Malts laid down for 40 years and over in the vaults of the Distilleries where they were produced. The range consists of Single Malts from Scotland’s premium distillers and encompasses full maturation in many differing oak cask types which previously held Bourbon, Sherry or Port.
                                 
Highland Park 40YO 1968                              
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The Rare Auld collection represents Single Malt and Single Grain Scotch whiskies of outstanding quality from Scotland’s prime whisky producing regions – Speyside, Islay, Highland, Island, Lowland and Campbeltown.  The whiskies are bottled as single casks at cask strength with no chillfiltration or colouring. Each bottle of this collection is individually identified with information detailing the distillery and region or origin, distillation date, cask number, cask strength, date bottled and individual bottle number from the limited number available in each cask.
                                     
Dallas Dhu 29YO 1981                                 
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Caol Ila 29YO 1981                  
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Visit Single Malts Direct to see all Peerless & Rare Auld Offers at http://www.singlemaltdirect.com 
 
 
phone: 0845 6066145
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The Malt Maniacs Publish Another Epistle – Scotch Whisky News

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From Johannes at Malt Maniacs central;

“Here’s the latest E-pistle from Joe Barry – about the FIFA Football Cup… It will be posted on the site shortly.

enjoy Joe’s E-pistle…

Sweet drams,

Johannes”

Read Joe’s very funny epistle at www.maltmaniacs.org

MOLINARI LEAVES AN IMPRESSION WITH BARCLAYS SCOTTISH OPEN VICTORY – Scotch Whisky News

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MOLINARI LEAVES AN IMPRESSION WITH BARCLAYS SCOTTISH OPEN VICTORY

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A bottle of Ballantine’s 30 Year Old whisky was presented to Edoardo Molinari in recognition of his Barclays Scottish Open victory on Sunday 11 July.  The Italian champion left an impression by securing his first career European Tour crown, winning by three shots at Loch Lomond.

Molinari, who first hit the headlines by winning the US Amateur title five years ago, is now ranked 19th in the world after his 2010 Barclays Scottish Open win.

Ballantine’s was a sponsor of The Omega Mission Hills World Cup, held in China, which Edoardo Molinari won in 2009 alongside his brother, Francesco.

Ballantine’s, the world’s No 2 range of blended Scotch whisky, is reinforcing its commitment to international golf with a three year extension of its official sponsorship of The Barclays Scottish Open.

Notes:

About Ballantine’s

Ballantine’s, the world’s No 2 range of blended Scotch whisky, has won over 60 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past 10 years for quality as a result of its unique richness of character and perfect balance. The range, from Ballantine’s Finest to the iconic 30 Year Old, is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by the latest in a tradition of master blenders that dates back to 1827.

• Ballantine’s is an official sponsor of the Barclay’s Scottish Open, held every July at the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club

• Ballantine’s has been title sponsor of the Ballantine’s Championship since 2008 and has committed to the event until 2013

• Ballantine’s was a of sponsor of The Omega Mission Hills World Cup, held in China in 2009

• The first Ballantine’s sponsored golf tournament was played in 1960 at Wentworth Golf Club, England

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.

In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

Viriginia Distillery Eades Malt Whisky Dinner July 19th – Scotch Whisk(e)y News

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We hope you’ll join us for the stunning cuisine of Arlington, Virginia’s Eventide paired with our Eades Double Malt Whisky. 

Executive Chef, Miles Vaden and Sous Chef Justus Frank will be using the local ingredients of their signature cuisine and incorporating the complex flavors of the Eades Malt Whiskies for this special Monday night dinner. This event will include a special Eades tasting guided by VDC’s Dan FitzHenry. 
 
Where Do I Sign Up?

What: A Taste of Scotland in Virginia
When: Monday, July 19th from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Eventide Restaurant — 3165 Wilson Bvld in Arlington (Google Map)
Capacity: 40 people — buy your tickets fast!

If you buy your tickets through “So What’s the Deal,” DC’s best resource for great entertainment values, you’ll only pay $30!  Click below for full details.

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We hope you enjoy this event. We appreciate your support of the Virginia Distillery Company.
Sincerely,
Pat

www.vadistillery.com

 

Pat Jones
Virginia Distillery Company

Kaiapoi Single Malt Whisky From New Zealand – New Zealand Whisky News

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Malted and Distilled in the true traditional style, this Whisky has a subtle nose that almost hides the rich depth of malt that covers the palate and warms the soul.  Incredibly smooth, oak characters perfectly balanced with deep malted body.  Long seemingly endless finish, rich and deep, leaving a warm glow and dancing malted after.

Fitzpatrick Kaiapoi Single Malt Whisky is truly something very special.  Distilled in New Zealand at  Kaiapoi Distillery, using  a 140 year old John Dore  Pot Still (known as the Rolls Royce of stills)   This is a true flavour Still that achieves a depth of Malt Flavour, while separating a purity of spirit, until now unseen outside the Highlands of Scotland.

This triumphant first release of 2000 bottles makes this Whisky very rare and sort after.

Managers Note

It has taken my family Three-generations working towards our first release of single Malt Whisky.  With a benchmark of quality that has required much patience, distilling technology that requires a depth of precise knowledge dating back to 16th Century, and a love of Whisky in its purist sense. The techniques of Distilling was passed to us by the the great master distiller, Ernest Bangs. Master distiller to the company J & W Nicholson of London, established in 1736.

Due to the limited edition nature of this product we have no hope of supplying the demand for this Whisky, but aim to provide allocations to those in deserving markets.

Yours sincerely

Matt Fitzpatrick
Manager/Director

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Bourbon Week Continues at The Brandy Library New York – American Whiskey News

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TASTINGS

Thursday, July 15th, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuthilltown: Whiskey from New York!

Friday, July 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Maker’s 46!

TASTING FLIGHTS (available everyday during Bourbon Week)

Straight Rye Flight: Michter’s, Old Overholt, R1, Sazerac, Wild Turkey Russell’s reserve 6y, Rittenhouse bonded

Craft Distilled Flight: Stranahan’s, Hudson Single Malt, Wasmund’s Single Malt, Old Portrero Single Malt Rye, HighWest Rye 16 years, McCarthy’s Pot Still Single Malt

Precious and Rare Bourbons: Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Seasoned Oak, Four Roses Marriage 2008, Wild Turkey American Spirit, Jefferson’s Presidential Reserve 17 years, Vintage Bourbon, 21 years, Pappy Van Winkle 23 years.

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New Products From The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Port Ellen Rarest of the Rare 1983, 27 Year Old

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Description

Single cask #672. Distilled March 1983 and bottled May 2010. Only 258 numbered bottles for the Duncan Taylor Rarest of the Rare series.

MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER ADDRESS

Distillery: Port Ellen

Founded in 1825; closed in 1983. CLOSED, just the thought of it brings the tears to every eye, of every whisky connoisseur, everywhere. Twenty five years passed since the last distillation, long maturation, dwindling stocks, awesome whisky.

Product Details

Age: 27 Years Old
Vintage: 1983
Volume: 70cl
ABV: 49.4%
Bottler: Duncan Taylor

£189.99
£161.69 ex. VAT

St Georges Chapter 9, Peated

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Description

A lightly peated English whisky from St George’s distillery ‘down south’. Bottled May 2010 – a mix of just four first-fill ex-bourbon barrels distilled May 2007 and bottled June 2010.

Distillery: St George’s (England)

Opened at the end of 2006 and the only registered distillery in England producing malt whisky. Situated near Roundham between Cambridge and Norwich in Norfolk, south east England. Barley grown locally and water from deep beneath the distillery. Two small stills producing around thirteen barrels of spirit per week, just one more than one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland.

Product Details

Age: 3 Years Old
ABV: 46.0%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

£41.99
£35.74 ex. VAT

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old

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Description

New 2010 release. Tremendous value distillery botlling of the sherry matured Speyside single malt. This 40yo is a truly amazing whisky, so fresh and vibrant for an old whisky.

Distillery: Glenfarcas

Founded 1836 and purchased by John Grant and his son George in 1865. Ace sherry casks underpin the ethos of Glenfarclas, having released its first cask strength single malt way back in 1968.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Reminiscent of relaxing in an old leather armchair while eating walnuts and chocolate covered raisins. Palate: A sweet initial taste, orange segments dipped in liquid chocolate. Then a lovely flavour of burnt brown sugar at the back of the mouth. The dry finish oozes big tannins and more rich dark cocoa beans. Let the whisky breathe a little or add a drop or two of water to fully open up the dram.

Product Details

Age: 40 Years Old
ABV: 46.0%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

£294.99
£251.06 ex. VAT

Glendronach 18 Year Old, 1991 Cask #3182

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Description

Batch 2 of the annual vintage single cask bottlings from the resurgent Speyside distillery. Distilled November 1991 and bottled June 2010.

623 numbered bottles from a Single Pedro Ximinez Sherry Puncheon cask #3182.

Distillery: Glendronch

Founded in 1826. The last distillery in Scotland to heat its stills directly with flames from a coal-fired furnace, until it had to comply with new regulations in 2005. Nonetheless, still resplendent with a traditional cask iron mash tun, wooden washbacks and four stills.

Tasting Notes

On the nose incredible concentration of aromas. Treacle toffee and chocolate orange. A very dynamic and full bodied dram for its age. Chewy with coffee chocolate and treacle scones.

Product Details

Age: 18 Years Old
Vintage: 1991
ABV: 51.7%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

£71.99
£61.27 ex. VAT

Glendronach 20 Year Old, 1989 Cask #3315

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Description

Batch 2 of the annual vintage single cask bottlings from the resurgent Speyside distillery. Distilled November 1989 and bottled June 2010.

522 numbered bottles from a Single Pedro Ximinez Sherry Puncheon cask #3315.

Distillery: Glendronch

Founded in 1826. The last distillery in Scotland to heat its stills directly with flames from a coal-fired furnace, until it had to comply with new regulations in 2005. Nonetheless, still resplendent with a traditional cask iron mash tun, wooden washbacks and four stills.

Tasting Notes

On the palate stewed damsons and candied citrus fruits combine with fine oak and spiced apple cake. Plate – baked apples with sweet brown sugar syrup. Nutty, with almonds and hazelnuts bringing weight to the mix.

Product Details

Age: 20 Years Old
Vintage: 1989
ABV: 53.2%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

£81.49
£69.35 ex. VAT

Glendronach 20 Year Old, 1990 Cask #2621

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Description

Batch 2 of the annual vintage single cask bottlings from the resurgent Speyside distillery. Distilled June 1990 and bottled June 2010.

546 numbered bottles from a Single Oloroso Sherry Butt cask #2621.

Distillery: Glendronch

Founded in 1826. The last distillery in Scotland to heat its stills directly with flames from a coal-fired furnace, until it had to comply with new regulations in 2005. Nonetheless, still resplendent with a traditional cask iron mash tun, wooden washbacks and four stills.

Tasting Notes

Palate – sweet late harvest grapes and fotified elements integrate with honey and nuts. Lovely almond and bitter chocolate nuances create depth. Palate – chocolate orange and coffee mocha mousse. Delightful balance and complexity with excellent length.

Age: 20 Years Old
Vintage: 1990
ABV: 57.9%
Volume: 70cl
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

£81.99
£69.78 ex. VAT

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