Texas Update, Private Whisky Tastings, Bunnahabhain Toiteach – Scotch Whisky News
Hello Fellow WhiskeyLovers -
No email from me last Week. I trust you had a wonderful Independence Day Holiday, and that you managed to stay cool and relaxed, wherever you celebrated.
Three important bits of news this week:
First: TEXAS UPDATE – I am thrilled to tell you that ForWhiskeyLovers is shipping to Texas again. Turns out our man Nicky The Neck knows a guy with a truck, who’s willing to go to Texas. So if you’re a resident of the Lone Star State, we’re back in business!
Next: PRIVATE WHISKEY TASTINGS – Again I’d like to give a hearty shout-out of “Thanks!” to those of you who’ve contributed to our Crowdfunding Campaign.
And we just added a GREAT new perk: Private Whiskey Tastings for up to thirty (30) people, customized to your personal interests, and conducted in your home or office anywhere in the country.
Learn about the Private Tasting Perk on our campaign page, at the bottom of the right hand “Perks” column.
We’re off to a really great start, but we have a long way to go, and those of you who haven’t gotten involved:
We NEED you…please!
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Third bit: This weeks Whiskey Wednesday feature: Bunnahabhain Toiteach.
The Bunnahabhain distillery was founded in 1881. It was still a new venture when visited by the author Alfred Barnard while he was researching his definitive book on distilleries in 1886. One of Alfred’s many observations was that, “Nothing but peat is used in the kilns, which is dug in the district and is of exceptionally fine quality.” This is in stark contrast to the gentle Bunnahabhain of today.
Now, over a century and a quarter later, Bunnahabhain Toiteach (Pron. ‘Toe-chack’) has been created in honor of this original, long-lost style of Bunnahabhain.
Toiteach, which means “smoky” in Gaelic, is the first heavily peated Bunnahabhain to be introduced in the United States. The whiskey is un-chill filtered with no added coloring, and the water used to produce the whisky is sourced from a pure natural spring. Bunnahabhain is the only distillery on Islay to use a natural spring as its water source.
The nose has a charming subtle peatiness with prickling strength emanating from the dram. The taste has immediate warming flavors drifting towards a slightly sweet sherry influence with delicate peppery notes. The finish has a good robust length with an extremely pleasant aftertaste – a beautifully peated Bunnahabhain single malt for a highly discerning palate.
Toiteach was produced in very small quantities, and there is extremely limited availability.
Good luck finding it…anywhere…at any price.
But, thanks to our man Nicky The Neck, ForWhiskeyLovers has secured far more than our fair share of this exquisite and extremely rare whisky. And so I’m thrilled to offer you the opportunity to acquire a bottle of Bunnahabhain Toiteach for $87.50.
If you want a bottle, order it now. Because once it’s gone…
Until next week….have fun!
BUNNAHABHAIN TOITEACH – TASTING NOTES
Color: A light golden hue
Nose:Smoky with a subtle floral nose
Body: Buttery mouth feel with sweet smokiness
Finish: Long and complex with a lingering peppery note.