Archive for June, 2011

HIGHLAND PARK REACHES OUT TO RECORD AUDIENCES AT HAY – Scotch Whisky News

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HIGHLAND PARK REACHES OUT TO RECORD AUDIENCES AT HAY

Highland Park’s sampling platform, Keynotes, enjoyed record attendance figures at this year’s Hay Festival, aided by over 250,000 visitors to the ten day festival.

The festival saw the return of the popular Highland Park Keynotes, a series of free intimate performances from some of the Festival’s most recognised artists, combined with the opportunity to sample a complimentary dram of Highland Park 12 year old, known as ‘the greatest all-rounder in the world of whisky’.* The Highland Park Keynotes marquee saw over 15,000 brand interactions and 15 incredible performances over six days. 

The Festival, situated in a small Welsh village, has grown considerably since taking off in 1988. It is now taken internationally to 12 countries and has positioned itself as one of the most important literary events in the world, being described as “The Woodstock of the mind” by ex President Bill Clinton.

This year saw headline performances from Bob Geldof, David Bailey, Chris Evans, Kevin McCloud, Brian Cox, Ralph Fiennes, Rob Lowe and Gillian Anderson who were joined by a host of Nobel Laureates and some of the world’s leading authors.

The Keynotes area had an international feel with performers hailing from eight different countries, including leading British scientist Marcus du Sautoy, comedian David Baddiel, script writer and author of ‘About Schmidt’ Louis Begley and Hanif Kureishi, one for the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.  Each artist gave short readings from their novels or shared their thoughts on subjects as diverse as mathematics, the US-Mexico border, human rights, the first British art movement, sex and class conflict in 90’s Pakistan, foreign encounters in Egypt and Muslim prejudices to name only a few.

Peter Sandstrom, Marketing Director at Maxxium UK ltd said: “Highland Park has a strong relationship with the world of literature. We are delighted with the reception Highland Park Keynotes received at this year’s Hay Festival, allowing us to reach out to consumers who share our passion for literature and appreciate a good dram.  The campaign has bolstered our brand awareness south of the border and we look forward to taking Keynotes to further literature festivals later this year.”

Please enjoy our brand responsibly. www.drinkaware.co.uk

www.highlandpark.co.uk

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*Quoted by Michael Jackson, Malt Whisky Companion

Maxxium UK:

About Maxxium

·         Maxxium UK Ltd is part of the global sales and distribution alliance between Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc and The Edrington Group.

·         Its UK portfolio of premium brands includes: blended Scotch (The Famous Grouse and Teacher’s), malt whisky (Highland Park, Laphroaig, The Macallan, The Glenrothes and Ardmore), imported whiskey (Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, Canadian Club), cognac and brandy (Courvoisier and Fundador), sherry (Harveys), vodka (Stolichnaya), tequila (Sauza), rum (Brugal and Cruzan), liqueurs and specialities (Sourz, Bols liqueurs, Galliano, Vaccari, After Shock).

·         Across Maxxium’s whisky brands, including Blended, Malt and American, Maxxium has the leading portfolio in the UK market, attracting over 9 million drinkers annually  (GB TGI 201, Q1).

·          2 in every 3 whisky drinkers drink a Maxxium brand  (GB TGI 2011, Q1).

·         In the retail arena, 1 in every 4 whisky shoppers purchase a Maxxium brand (Kantar July 2010).

·         The whisky category is declining 3% on last year, however The Famous Grouse has shown the strength of a premium brand growing by 13% (March 11 CGA/ April 11 Nielsen).

·         Maxxium UK can deliver leading innovation to the market, The Black Grouse is the No. 1 Scotch whisky launch in recent times (March 11 CGA/ April 11 Nielsen).

·         Visit www.mixxit.co.uk for further details.

 
Highland Park:

Established in 1798, Highland Park is one of the oldest Scotch whisky distilleries. More important than age though, is the combination of traditional whisky-making techniques with obsessive attention to detail that has made Highland Park arguably the most respected single malt in the world.

Highland Park’s five keystones:

Hand-turned malt adds to the deliciously succulent, balanced layers of aromatic character found in Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky.

Aromatic peat gives a delectably seductive, luxuriant floral sweetness to Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky.

Cool maturation enhances the smooth character of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky.

Sherry oak casks contribute to the distinctive richness and multi-dimensional complexity of Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky.

Cask harmonisation ensures consistency and balance in Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky.

JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE TASTING TOUR OF THE ISLE OF ARRAN – Scotch Whisky News

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JIM MURRAY’S WHISKY BIBLE TASTING TOUR OF THE ISLE OF ARRAN 
 
Mon 19 – Fri 23 September 2011
New two night tour – only £869 per person www.arenatravel.com 

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Due to popular demand, International whisky guru and author Jim Murray will be leading a two night whisky tour, specially arranged by Arena Travel.

Whisky lovers from all over the world have the rare opportunity to join him on a two night tour of Arran which includes the whisky distillery at Lochranza, home of the award-winning Arran Single Malt whisky.

Jim Murray’s Whisky Tour presents a unique opportunity to witness whisky-making at its very best and will give guests an unparalleled opportunity to explore the specially selected distilleries, meet the men behind the labels and sample some truly rare and exclusive drams. Jim will be on hand, offering a personal insight into each distillery and the whisky they lovingly create.

The whisky trail starts in Glasgow before boarding a ferry to the Isle of Arran and the Arran Distillery in Lochranza. A new and dynamic force in Scotch whisky, the distillery started distilling in the 1990’s producing the first Arran malts in 150 years. After a tour of the facility and a special visit to its Bonded Warehouse, Jim will lead a tutored tasting of personally selected single malts.

The tour then moves back onto the Scottish mainland, where on your way back to Glasgow you will visit an additional distillery. You’ll find a full tour itinerary here.

Guests will be treated to luxurious accommodation at the Auchrannie House Hotel and Spa in the pretty coastal village of Glencoy on Arran. Jim will also host two dinners and will be on hand to share his knowledge with his fellow whisky enthusiasts at all key points during the tour.

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The first ever Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Tourof The Isle of Arran takes place on 19-21 September 2011 and costs £869 per person (twin share room) and £929 per person (single).

Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Fall 2011 Schedule – Scotch Whisky News

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The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza® is held in 14 major markets around the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

Both Novice & Enthusiasts

The Extravaganza was the first and is the only tasting event that offers both the novice and most discerning enthusiast the opportunity to properly sample the participating whiskies in a sophisticated and elegant environment, with an array of sumptuous foods that greatly enhance the attendees’ enjoyment.

Single Malt & Scotch Whisky

The Extravaganza provides our attendees an unusually wide range of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch and Irish whiskies in joyous camaraderie. Presented by whisky professionals, our goal is to educate our attendees in the discerning consumption of the finest spirits known to mankind. Unlike any other “whisky event”, the Extravaganza focuses exclusively on single malt & Scotch whiskies. No other category of alcoholic beverages is included in our events.

Unique Whiskies From Scotland and Around the World

The gala evening event features a sampling of over 100 of Scotland’s most prestigious single malt & Scotch whiskies as well as unique single malts from Ireland and Japan. At evening’s end, a selection of premium, imported cigars are presented for the attendees’ enjoyment after the event. Please note – smoking is not permitted within the confines of the venue.

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Chicago
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
Jackets Required
(No Denim or Athletic Attire)

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Boston
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Taj Boston
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

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Philadelphia
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Union League Club of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Jackets Required
(No Denim or Athletic Attire)

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San Francisco
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Intercontinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Los Angeles
Friday, November 11, 2011
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

reservation

 

Grant’s Scotch Whisky “Our Company Crest” – Scotch Whisky News

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Our Company Crest

Good evening all,

You may have seen it on our labels or moulded into the back of our bottles but have you ever wondered where our Coat of Arms came from or what it stands for? I have been asked these questions on a number of occasions and even though I had a general understanding of…(please click on the link below to read the remainder of the article)…

http://blog.grantswhisky.com/2011/06/our-company-crest/

Kind regards,
Ludo

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Whisky Antique at Maltstock – Scotch Whisky News

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Maltstock news

Whisky Antique at Maltstock + Discount whiskysamples

Fellow whisky enthusiasts,

Less than 3 months to go until Maltstock! I know a lot of you are waiting to book your seats at the Maltstock Masterclasses. It will be another two or three weeks though, sorry. We’re still working on the schedule. We’re hoping to be able to add one or two more masterclasses very soon.

Booking your masterclasses will be the same as last year: you can e-mail us your order of preference and we will do our very best to divide all the available places as fair as possible. As soon as we have all masterclasses online we will notify you by e-mail.

5% discount at whiskysamples.eu (until 29 June)

Whiskysamples.eu is offering a 5% discount to all Maltstock newsletter subscribers. This discount is valid until Wednesday 29 June only! Simply enter “MALTSTOCK” when buying your samples. Check out the excellent range at www.whiskysamples.eu

Whisky Antique and Silver Seal

We are very happy and proud to have Whisky Antique at Maltstock. Max Righi will bring some really fine bottles from his amazing collection for you to try. And since Max is now also the world wide distributor for the excellent Silver Seal whiskies, he will be bringing a few of those as well.

Maltstock hotel

For those of you who would really like to come to Malttsock, but prefer not to stay in small dorms, we have a solution. There’s a nice little hotel just 4 kilometers from the Maltstock venue. We’re curently negociating a special Maltstock discount for you. More on this in the next newsletter. But if you are interested in staying in a hotel you can already let us know by sending us an e-mail.

Maltstock tickets

As mentioned before, all tickets have to be purchased in advance. There will be no ticket sales at the Maltstock gates. Also there’s only limited availibilty. And we’re filling up fast. So to avoid dissapointment, get your tickets now. They can be purchased either through the Maltstock webshop (click here), or if you want to pay by credit card, through The Whiskyshop Dufftown (click here). And remember you still get a 10% discount at all the whiskies in The Whiskyshop Dufftown if you have bought a Maltstock ticket. Delivery of the bottels is possible at Maltstock, since Mike from the whiskyshop will be at Maltstock.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Hope to see you all in September, see you at Maltstock!

Arthur, Bob, Eline, Rogier & Teun
www.maltstock.com

BUSINESS WORLD ENJOYS A TASTE OF THE MACALLAN – Scotch Whisky News

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BUSINESS WORLD ENJOYS A TASTE OF THE MACALLAN

The Macallan single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, is investing in a business sampling programme at some of the UK’s most prestigious events on the business calendar, engaging with over 2,850 people. 

The aim of the programme is to engage and educate consumers.  The brand will sample The Macallan Fine Oak at a host of events including the prestigious National Business Awards, attracting some of UK’s leading entrepreneurs and business heavyweights.

Kicking off at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards next month, The Macallan will showcase its pioneering Ice Ball Serve at this contemporary event.  Guests will be able to enjoy the theatre of this innovative serve, with a perfectly formed sphere of ice in each glass.

Other national events will include the Law Awards of Scotland in Glasgow on 8 September, and the National Chamber of Commerce Awards in London on 24 November, which is considered to be one of the UK’s most prestigious business awards on the calendar.

In addition to business events, The Macallan Lounge will also tour some of the UK’s top lifestyle events, heading to London in November for the Top Gear Live Show.  The theme will be motor racing masters with one of Nigel Mansell’s Formula 1 racing cars showcased in The Lounge.

The Macallan Lounge will also be visiting The Holiday and Travel Show, January 2012, as well as appearing in The Photographic Masterclass area of The Gadget Show Live, April 2012, showcasing the latest innovations in the world of photography.   The Macallan Masters of Photography will be showcased at both of these events.

The Macallan Lounge, a travelling ‘lounge bar’, offers an elevated sampling experience where consumers are invited to meet with friends, relax and enjoy a complimentary dram of The Macallan Fine Oak 10 year old. The Macallan Lounge aims to achieve over 28,000 brand interactions and gain exposure to 230,000 consumers during the programme.

Peter Sandstrom, Marketing Director at Maxxium UK ltd, commented: “We have a tailored marketing strategy for The Macallan and sampling is a key part of the brand’s investment plan.  These events offer strong platforms to further build our brand, reaching both existing Macallan fans and introducing the brand to new consumers.  We are confident that the awareness of The Macallan is high and the best way to introduce whisky is getting it into people’s hands and allowing them to try it out for themselves. The Macallan tends to have a high trial to conversion rate so when people taste it they tend to like it.” 

Maxxium UK:

Maxxium UK Limited is a company registered in Scotland under the Companies Acts (Registered number SC203623) and has its registered office at Maxxium House, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4RT, to which address any notices should be sent.

Maxxium UK Limited is part of the global sales and distribution alliance between Beam Global Spirits and Wine Inc and The Edrington Group. Its portfolio of premium spirits includes: The Famous Grouse, Teacher’s and Cutty Sark blended Scotch; Highland Park, Laphroaig and The Macallan single malts; Courvoisier cognac; Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon. In addition Maxxium has premium brands across a number of other drinks categories including Sourz, Brugal, After Shock, Sauza and Harveys. Maxxium UK also represents third-party drinks brands including Stolichnaya vodka, Bols liqueurs, Galliano and The Glenrothes.

For further information on our brands and how to enjoy them log on to www.mixxit.co.uk

The timeless reputation of The Macallan is founded upon Six Pillars:

The Spiritual Home

Easter Elchies House proudly watches over The Macallan distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Built in 1700, this Jacobean manor house is The Macallan’s spiritual home.

Curiously Small Stills

The Macallan’s curiously small and uniquely shaped copper stills help to concentrate the flavour of the ‘new make’ spirit.

The Finest Cut

The ‘cut’ is the amount of distilled spirit collected from the stills as ‘new make’ spirit. The Macallan takes one of the finest ‘cuts’ of any distillery in Scotland; typically just 16% goes forward to fill or our casks. 

Exceptional Oak Casks

The Macallan’s unfaltering obsession with selecting exceptional oak casks brings an unsurpassed, timeless quality to The Macallan.

Natural Colour

The Macallan insists upon Natural Colour. It is the interaction of spirit and wood alone which delivers the rich variety of colour, aroma and taste evident throughout the range.

Peerless Spirit

The Macallan remains the single malt against which all others must be judged. It is celebrated far and wide by experts and discerning drinkers as the world’s most precious whisky.

For further information visit www.themacallan.com

Tennants June 18th, 2011 Whisky Auction Results – Scotch Whisky News

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Tennants inaugural Rare Whisky and Wine sale on 18th June featured hundreds of bottles of malt whisky, vintage port and fine wine.  All but two of the lots found new owners and the sale totalled almost £20,000, a sure sign that the commodities market is resilient to the toughest financial conditions.

Iconic bottles of whisky from closed distilleries continued to generate huge interest.  Top results included a 1970’s bottle of Bowmore selling for £660 and a 22 year old Springbank selling for £450.  The old stock from a retired off-licence owner, who closed shop in the 1980’s, also proved popular, with a bottle of Macallan 25 year old, distilled in 1957, making £720!  Vintage wine and port continued to be popular, and amongst the top sellers was a case of 1985 Taylors vintage port at £440.

Tennants are now planning a specialist wine sale in September, with magnums of 1970 Chateau Lafite, Latour and Mouton Rothschild already consigned alongside cases of 1985 Chateau Calon Segur and a bottle of Chateau Lafite from 1945!  The wine market is increasingly buoyant and the keen interest shown from Chinese bidders helps to make the current climate one of the best times to sell vintage wine and port.

The next Whisky sale is scheduled for November, and entries are coming in fast.  If you would like to consign any items for either sale, or would like further information or a valuation of your own cellar please contact Mark Littler on 01969 623780 or email mark.littler@tennants-ltd.co.uk. We have very competitive sellers rates, 15%+vat of the hammer price, and reach the world with our sales.  As proven with the last sale, the commoditites market is very strong, and resilient to the toughest financial conditions, so there really has never been a better time to sell!

Behind the scenes narrative;

Before the sale had even begun every lot was well covered with commission bids, and a packed room coupled with very active phone bidders mean that the sale was a success, totalling almost £20,000.  There was a phenomenal amount of interest pre sale, the majority from North of the border, although there was a large number of trade buyers, including several notable whisky bars!

Recent Bottles
The sale included several good recent bottlings.  Amongst the top sellers included a 1976 Laphroaig, £380, a 1975 Ardbeg, £250, and a 1957 Glen Grant, £150.  There was lots of private interest in these bottles, and needless to say many will now have been opened and sampled!  Other good performers included a litre of Loch Dhu, £120, and the four Flora and Forna series bottles also achieved a bullish £300, the latter being bid strongly by two parties in the room.  The sale highlight however came from a 25 year old Macallan, distilled in 1957, which sold for £720.

Vintage Bottles
Undoubtedly the main attraction at the sale was the vintage bottles.  The majority came from two collectors; one started buying when his grandchild was born as a 21st present (the grandchild did not end up liking whisky so after several years of debate, the decision was made to sell), and a retired off-liscence owner who retired in the early 1980’s.

Two of the best sellers of the sale fall into the vintage category, a ships label bottle of Bowmore, £660, and a 1970’s 22 year old bottle of Springbank, £450.  Sticking with the Springbank a recent bottle of cask strength made £130.  Other 1970’s bottles that did well was a 10 year old Laphroaig, £410, and a Rosebank, £300. 

There were two bottles of Balvenie over 8 year old, a 70cl and a Litre.  Surprising the 70cl sold better at £160, compared to the £130 for the litre (despite that 70cl not having a box).  There were also two bottles of Glen Flagler.  The first, an 8 year old with its original red velvet bag, made £280, the other, in original cellophane wrapper made £170.

Cask Strength
For those who like it a little stronger, there were some nice cask strength bottles on offer.  Highlights included the two Rare Malts Selections, the 35 year Millburn making £250 and the 21 year Banff selling for £190. 

Specials
There were a few more unusual  lots on offer. The first, a bottle of Old Suntory, is the subject of a whole online debate (http://nonjatta.blogspot.com/2010/02/dating-suntory-old-bottles.html).  And to solve the age old question for the topic viewers, it made £160.  Another unusual lot was the complete Beneagles Thistle and Rose chess set.  This was not the normal set of miniatures that often crop up, but a full chess set, complete with board and a 70cl full bottle of Beneagles (presumably for the winner?!).

The next Whisky sale is planned for November. 

Kind regards,

Mark Littler

Auctioneer and General Valuer

Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America July Sale 2011 Outturn Offerings – Scotch Whisky News

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America July Sale 2011 Outturn Offerings

Garden in the Glen

Cask No. 9.59    
Highlands, Speyside (Rothes)

The unexpected nose said ‘surprise!’ with the rich weighty sweetness of Sauternes fruits (honey, banana, peachy and sugar), brioche and marzipan. Millionaire shortbread brought a traditional bakery alongside custard doughnuts, cookie dough and runny honey. The neat palate revealed a subtle explosion; “malty gold dust” said the Leither. Sweet and sour, the taste was feisty with rhubarb and custard, candy floss, dried raspberries and Edinburgh rock – “all the fun of the fair”. Also Manzanilla sherry and schezuan. The reduced nose became fruitier and floral with elderflower and cherry blossom. The reduced palate was warm with hot chestnuts and German pan fried roasted almonds coated with sugar. Pistachio ice cream and cherry sauce lingered. This distillery is renowned for its beautiful Victorian garden.

Drinking tip: Outdoors in a blossoming garden

Colour: Blonde-gold    
Cask: Refill hogshead    
Age: 13 years    
Date distilled: April 1997
Alcohol: 58.2%

$110

Barley sugars rolled in ash

Cask No. 16.30    
Highlands, Eastern Highlands

The nose delivered dried fruits, treacle, dandelion and burdock, belly pork roasted with brown sugar and much later salt and hot stones; one panellist got a hint of soap. The unreduced palate had sweet tobacco, slightly burnt buttered toast and dark barley sugars rolled in ash; the after-taste was fairly spicy. The reduced nose had crème caramel, Hessian and dark honey. The reduced palate was very sweet but with a darker, drier, tannic edge – lavender, fruity jam, sherry, sweet onion chutney – eventually going back to an echo of the roast pork. The old distillery cat could easily match Mighty Mouse.

Drinking tip: After dinner with coffee

Colour: Deep honey gold   
Cask: Second-fill hogshead   
Age: 22 years    
Date distilled: November 1988
Alcohol: 51.6%

$145

Islay twinned with Algarve

Cask No. 23.67    
Islay, Loch Indaal

The nose whispered delicate perfumes (buttercups, snowdrops, spring flower meadows above sea cliffs); also coconut, cream soda and McVitie’s Gold Bars. Even in reduction we found this nose sexily seductive, with sweet tobacco, sherbet straws, vanilla and mimosa flowers nodding in the warm breeze – like a twinning of the Islay and Algarve landscapes! The unreduced palate had delicious sweet heat – Berwick Cockles and white chocolate with pink peppercorns – we also found heather flowers, bog myrtle, seaweed and white peach. With water it developed Parma ham and leather, salt, smoke, wood sap and Chablis. This distillery’s name means ‘the brae on the shore’ in Gaelic.

Drinking tip: Ideally on a hill, overlooking a beach at sunset

Colour: Platinum gold    
Cask: Refill barrel    
Age: 8 years    
Date distilled: July 2002
Alcohol: 62.5%

$85

Honeyed fruits

Cask No. 125.44    
Highlands, Northern Highlands

Orange blossom, ginger, almonds, and vanilla pods were the Panels first impressions but also notes of leather, coconuts, lily-of-the-valley, fresh herbs – thyme, rosemary and oregano, freshly baked shortbread and white balsamic vinegar. To taste the Panel found a wonderful mix of hot, syrupy lemons, oranges and peaches combined with black pepper, tobacco and nutmeg. The addition of water released the fruits – peaches, apricots, lychees, kiwis (a Del Monte fruit pot someone suggested) all covered in honey; to taste it was sweet, creamy, mouth coating with a lovely nutmeg, root ginger and cinnamon spice. This distillery’s water is drawn from the Tarlogie Springs.

Drinking tip: An anywhere anytime type of dram

Colour: Champagne gold   
Cask: First-fill barrel    
Age: 10 years    
Date distilled: February 2000
Alcohol: 55.9%

$95

You may join the Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America at www.smwsa.com

Scotch Malt Whisky Society July Previews: Sporty Pair 1.158 & 76.83 – Scotch Whisky News

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June Outturn Previews: Sporty Pair 1.158 & 76.83
As we gear-up for these (supposedly) warmer months, we thought we’d release this rather ‘Sporty Pair’ from our July Outturn a little early…Buy 1.158 & 76.83 for only £89.90 and save £10

1.158 Cricketer’s Dram
Speyside Spey
£47.30 inc free p&p
A rich ‘whoosh’ on the nose with cocoa, black pepper, rose and cherries; vanilla, wood sap and coconut in milk chocolate

76.83 Cocktails after rugby
Speyside Spey
£52.60 inc free p&p
Lemon and sweet cucumber on the nose, reminded the Tour-guide of Hendrick’s gin cocktails, while someone else identified mud and leather, suggestive of a rugby club changing room

We’ve also found a few interesting bottles at the back of our cupboards, have a browse round our bottlings…

   Browse all bottlings  (68 single casks online)

Islay Lover?
We know you’re out there in droves, enjoy our latest selection of new Islay additions, special releases and offers – hand-picked for our loyal Islay fans and only available via mail order..

33.109 Delightful intensity of sherry and smoke
£60.40 inc. free p&p
Maple syrup, caramel and honey, pear and blackcurrant, ginger, sherry, heather, leather, mushroom compost and burnt toast

Islay Lover Pair: Buy 10.72 & 53.143 for only £89.00 (save £12.00)

10.72 A hawker market in Singapore
£45.70 inc. free p&p
Buttery egg custard, vanilla, syrup, doughnuts, light smoke, struck matches and dried flowers, plus pork char siu, duck and hoisin sauce

53.143 Sea breezes over the machair at night
£56.20 inc free p&p
The nose had ever-present smoke – peat fires, smoked ham and “sparks from a grinder”. It also had salty, medicinal elements

I’m a Society Islay Lover 

Society Tastings & Events (66 Society tastings online)

New Outturn Open Tasting – London, Sat 2 July
New Outturn Open Tasting – The Vaults, Sun 3 July
New Members’ Tasting – London, Thu 14 July
Steak & Chips Tasting – The Vaults, Fri 15 July
Wokingham Preview Tasting – Cantley House, Fri 22 July
Falkirk Wheel Tasting – Queen Street, Thu 28 July

More Society tastings

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Whisky For A Year: Free Tasting Glasses

Get whiskyed away on a tide of ultimate single cask single malt Society bottlings..

Over the course of the year we’ll send you bottlings, hand-picked by The Tasting Panel, of the highest quality and intrigue.

Sign-up before Fri 15 July and we’ll include a pair of free tasting glasses with your first bottling (77.25 Notes of floral & tobacco)

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ
Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm).

Visit the Society at http://www.smws.co.uk/memberships for your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers. 

JOHN CAMPBELL INTRODUCES LAPHROAIG CAIRDEAS Monday, June 27, 5:00-8:00pm Binny’s Chicago – Scotch Whisky News

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JOHN CAMPBELL INTRODUCES LAPHROAIG CAIRDEAS

Monday, June 27, 5:00-8:00pm

Meet Laphroaig master distiller John Campbell as he introduces his newest hand selected release. The new Laphroaig Cairdeas is a range of ages from fresh bourbon wood and bottled at cask strength.

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Call 312-664-4394 for more information.
Chicago – Lincoln Park Store
1720 N. Marcey St. | Chicago | 312-664-4394

Visit Binny’s at www.binnys.com


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