Archive for June, 2018

Moët Hennessy announcement for The Glenmorangie Company Appointment of Thomas Moradpour as President & Chief Executive Officer of The Glenmorangie Company

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Moët Hennessy announcement for The Glenmorangie Company

Appointment of Thomas Moradpour as

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Glenmorangie Company

Moët Hennessy is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Moradpour as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Glenmorangie Company, effective the 15th of August 2018.

Thomas Moradpour, currently International Marketing Director at Hennessy, is taking over from Marc Hoellinger, who has been leading The Glenmorangie Company for the last 5 years. Prior to his role at Hennessy Cognac, Thomas gained extensive marketing and leadership experience at global consumer goods companies including LVMH, Carlsberg, PepsiCo and L’Oréal.

Marc Hoellinger has been appointed  to a new key leadership role within Moët Hennessy, as International Director of both Moët & Chandon, the world’s leading champagne, and Dom Pérignon, the most iconic.

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Philippe Schaus, CEO of Moët Hennessy, the wines and spirits division of LVMH, said: “I am delighted to see Marc appointed to a new key role for two of our most famous brands, Moët & Chandon and Dom Pérignon, and Thomas to succeed him as President and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company. These two talented individuals have much to offer the Moët Hennessy portfolio and business strategy. With significant investments over the coming years, The Glenmorangie Company is committed to meeting increasing consumer demand for its wonderful whiskies, to driving product innovation and building brand desirability.”

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Kilchoman 100% Islay Cask Release Loch Fyne Exclusive – Scotch Whisky News

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Kilchoman 100% Islay Cask Release
Loch Fyne Exclusive

Distilled at Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, on 6th March 2008 and matured in a fresh bourbon cask from Buffalo Trace for 10 years, this single cask expression was bottled exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies on 19th March 2018.

One of Kilchoman’s unique ‘100% Islay’ releases, this single malt Scotch has been produced with barley grown, malted, distilled and bottled on Islay. Only 239 bottles have been filled from cask 84/2008, each one presented free from chill filtration and artificial colouring at a strength of 53.2% abv.

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After-Hours at Park Ave continues with…The Macallan & Highland Park – Scotch Whisky News

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After-Hours at Park Ave continues with…

The Macallan & Highland Park

Dynamic Duo of Drams!

We “like you” like you – so let this email serve as an official invitation to come out and attend our next ‘After-Hours at Park Ave’ event.  On Tuesday, July 17th from 7:15 ’til ??? we will have the honor of hosting esteemed Brand Ambassador, Zack Berger as he presents whisky from The Macallan and Highland Park. Two powerhouse single malt scotch distilleries being sampled in one evening ~ This may be the greatest Tuesday in the history of Tuesdays! For a $100 per person fee ~ attendees will experience an extensive whisky sampling, classic NYC Kosher bites and a special thank you swag bag. 

Please note that seating is very limited.

Contact the store ASAP to reserve a spot and remember that it is $100 per person for the event. 

Hope to see you there!

Cheers!

Jonathan, Eric & Marlon

The Park Avenue Liquor Shop
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-685-2442
jonathan@parkaveliquor.com
eric@parkaveliquor.com

whiskyconn@gmail.com
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Once again space IS limited so please contact the store to confirm a spot. We are not responsible for any typographical errors or why the NY Mets have decided to play a #1 draft pick First Baseman….in Left Field. Please contact the store with any questions.

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The GlenAllachie Range at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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GlenAllachie
12 Year Old
2018 Release
£41.08

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GlenAllachie
10 Year Old
Cask Strength #1
£56.95

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GelnAllachie
18 Year Old
2018 Release
£91.96

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GlenAllachie
25 Year Old
2018 Release
£231.95

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Summer Sale: WhiskyFest SF and NY tickets. Don’t miss out. – Whisky News

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THE GLENLIVET INVITES YOUR PALATE ON A COGNAC ADVENTURE WITH THE LAUNCH OF AN INNOVATIVE NEW WHISKY – Scotch Whisky News

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THE GLENLIVET INVITES YOUR PALATE ON A COGNAC ADVENTURE WITH THE LAUNCH OF AN INNOVATIVE NEW WHISKY

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve is a stunning new Single Malt that has been selectively finished in high quality Cognac casks and has launched worldwide

To celebrate ‘The Finish’ The Glenlivet has collaborated with Michelin-Starred chef, Founder of St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson, Bar Swift Founder, Bobby Hiddleston and Beverage and Still Photographer, Addie Chinn 

22 June 2018 – The Glenlivet celebrated the release of its latest whisky, Captain’s Reserve at a global launch event in London yesterday. Captain’s Reserve is a new Single Malt Scotch whisky that has been selectively finished in high quality Cognac casks, offering a new contemporary taste whilst paying homage to the importance of the finish, much like many craftsmen, whose finishing touches add a wholly new perspective.

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve maintains the distillery’s long tradition of pushing boundaries through innovation and is the result of a long period of flavour and cask experimentation.  Much like an artist’s finishing touches to their work that can result in an entirely different creative journey, here, The Glenlivet has created a rich new whisky selectively finished in Cognac cask that provides an experimental journey of taste – an industry first for any major Single Malt brand. The influence of the Cognac cask in the finishing process, results in a stunning Single Malt that borrows cognac’s luxurious flavour and marries it perfectly with the distinctly Speyside style that is The Glenlivet’s trademark. The Cognac cask adds a raisin-rich and intense flavour that is perfectly blended with the creamy fruity smoothness of The Glenlivet house style.

Throughout the creative world, a finishing touch can be the defining characteristic to a piece of work and has the power to add a different perspective. The world of Single Malt Scotch whisky is no different. To highlight how a finish can do this, The Glenlivet collaborated with world-renowned names from the culinary, photography and drinks worlds by holding exclusive immersive experiences around ‘finishing touches’ for its guests in London.

Michelin-starred Chef Fergus Henderson MBE, Founder of St John restaurants, Beverage and Still Photographer Addie Chinn, and Bobby Hiddleston, Bar Swift Founder and Master Mixologist each held bespoke sessions. The collaborators were selected by The Glenlivet as masters in their fields, and for their capacity to show the power of ‘The Finish’ in their own work.

Alan Winchester, The Glenlivet Master Distiller comments on Captain’s Reserve:

“We know whisky drinkers and in particular, Single Malt drinkers, are becoming increasingly adventurous when it comes to seeking out new and interesting flavours. So, we decided to set ourselves a challenge, to create something exciting and daring to provoke the evolving taste of The Glenlivet’s consumers.” 

Alan Winchester continues describing the fine-tuning skill that creates the perfect finish: “It’s an art form. After maturing the whisky in a combination of American Oak and ex-Sherry Oak casks for many years and selectively finishing it in ex-Cognac casks, we’ve mastered the delicate but delicious balance between the influence of the finish and The Glenlivet signature style. Captain’s Reserve offers whisky drinkers the opportunity to broaden their Single Malt Scotch repertoire, and to try something new, creating a whole new taste experience.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Fergus Henderson said: “A dish can be transformed by the magic of finishing additions: there is great power in a caper, or a pickled walnut! The same is true for a whisky; there is great power in a Cognac cask. It’s no secret that I am partial to a dram, so I am delighted by this collaboration.”

Addie Chinn who has been shooting cocktails photos around the world said:With a great The Glenlivet cocktail selection ‘Finished’ by Bobby Hiddleston and guests, the photography must do them justice. Everyone likes to show off their food and drink on social media these days. So, just as you would garnish a cocktail or dish to give it that finishing touch, so too should your photographs be edited – even if only subtly – to make them stand out. With apps and programs so readily available, there’s no excuse for not giving your images that final touch.”

Commenting on how a finish can change a drink, Bobby Hiddleston said:

 “The finish is everything with the drink, whether it’s a Single Malt finished in Cognac casks or a carefully crafted cocktail. For example, using The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve as a cocktail base last night, I’ve showcased how different garnishes and the use of atomisers can hugely affect the finish on the drink.” 

Captain’s Reserve is a tribute to Captain William Smith Grant, great-grandson of George Smith, founder of The Glenlivet, whose name adorns every bottle. The Captain not only fought in the First World War in France, but went on to fight for The Glenlivet, guiding the distillery through the difficult Prohibition years and leading the Single Malt Scotch whisky revival in the UK and the US.

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve is available worldwide from now at the RRP in the UK of between £45-48.

Notes:

NOSE: Bursting with sweet and fruity aromas. Rich in honey and apricot jam, with notes of sweet cinnamon bread and a subtle sensation of spicy liquorice.

TASTE: Succulent flavours of mandarins in syrup, ripe poached pears and chocolate-dipped raisins.

FINISH: Incredibly smooth and luscious. 

About The Glenlivet: 

Created by George Smith in 1824, The Glenlivet is The Definitive Speyside Single Malt, renowned for its heritage as a visionary within the single malts category. With its smooth and fruity flavour profile, The Glenlivet has contributed the biggest volume growth of the single malt category worldwide, adding more than any other single malt whisky brand over the past five years (IWSR, 2016). Acting as the guardian for outstanding quality and craftsmanship within single malts, The Glenlivet is dedicated to continuing this legacy and has led innovation within single malt in recent years. Standout initiatives include the release of The Glenlivet Cipher, a mystery single malt, and the creation of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, a great representation of the distillery’s signature style.

About Chivas Brothers:

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits. Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky and the No.1 Scotch whisky in China; Ballantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky; The Glenlivet, the single malt whisky that set the standard; and Royal Salute, the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range. The portfolio also includes two of the world’s leading English gins – Beefeater, the world’s most awarded premium gin, and Plymouth gin – plus a selection of highly acclaimed single malt whiskies, including Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Strathisla and Tormore. The range is completed by a collection of blended Scotch whiskies operating in many of the world’s key whisky markets, which includes 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport Scotch.

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve Global Launch Event Photos – Scotch Whisky News

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve Global Launch Event Photos

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“(From Left to Right) The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester was joined by Michelin-Starred Chef, Founder of St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson, Beverage and Still Photographer, Addie Chinn and Bar Swift Founder, Bobby Hiddleston for the global launch of The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve in London.” 

“The Glenlivet celebrated the release of its latest whisky, Captain’s Reserve at a global launch event in London yesterday. Captain’s Reserve is a new Single Malt that has been selectively finished in high quality Cognac casks, offering a contemporary expression with a new taste exploration.  To highlight how a finish can do this, The Glenlivet collaborated with world-renowned names from the culinary, photography and drinks worlds by holding exclusive immersive experiences around ‘finishing touches’ for its guests.”

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“Master Distiller, Alan Winchester hosting a whisky tasting at the global launch of The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve in London.” 

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“Michelin-starred Chef, Founder of St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson hosts an exclusive immersive food experience around ‘finishing touches’ at the global launch of The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve in London.”

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“Beverage and Still Photographer Addie Chinn shows guests how to apply the perfect finish to a photograph at The Glenlivet global launch of Captain’s Reserve in London.”

 

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“Bar Swift Founder, Bobby Hiddleston showing guests how the finish can make a difference with a cocktail at The Glenlivet global launch of Captain’s Reserve in London.”

Auchentoshan “Bartender’s Malt – Edition 1″ Single Malt at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

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Auchentoshan “Bartender’s Malt – Edition 1″ Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($44.95)

Auchentoshan named this whisky the “Bartender’s Malt” because it was designed and blended by a team of twelve different bartenders from all over the world who helped to select the barrels. Here’s the really compelling part: they used single malt whisky from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and current decade in the blend, from ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry, ex-wine, and even German oak barrels! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: innovative blends like this are what’s going to drive the business moving forward, in my opinion, especially in a market where single barrel pricing is proving to be cost prohibitive and access is getting more and more difficult. For a very affordable price, this is a drinker’s whisky. It is absolutely jam-packed with sweet barley flavor, loads of vanilla, spicy ginger, candied orange peel, and a symphony of oak and baking spices on the finish that light up your mouth for minutes with distinct and supple flavors of milk chocolate. Bottled at 47% ABV, it’s got punch as well. This is my new house single malt. I suspect it’s going to stay that way for some time. My highest recommendation here for a sub-$50 malt. Bravo! (David Driscoll, K&L Buyer)

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: May 17, 2018

This collaboration of many minds and mouths should appeal to many people. It is soft and round and very easy to drink. On the light side there is a a touch of dried fruit flavors in the mid palate. Alone or on the rocks this will make a delicious drink for when one does not want to analyse and think about it, but wants to just enjoy.

Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: May 15, 2018

There was a time when certain things were simply not done. One would never mix a fine single malt into something so crass as a cocktail. I come from a bar background and will happily mix up great spirits into great cocktails. Fortunately for me, that rigid way of thinking is becoming more flexible and certain distilleries are embracing this trend. Auchentoshen is a perfect example, a blend of selected casks from different bartenders the whisky itself is beautiful. Soft, clean, supple, with beautiful vanilla, citrus, peaches, and white chocolate plus the texture that triple distilled Auchentoshan brings this is a delightful whisky all by itself. However, this is also a blend created by bartenders and for the bar. It is priced perfectly to allow someone to get creative, or go for a classic scotch and soda. If you are feeling daring maybe do what I am planning on doing this summer and mixing it with lemon juice, ginger syrup and floating a mellow IPA on top for a fantastic shandy.

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The Good Dram Show – Episode 271 ‘Koval Distillery plus’ – Whisky News

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In this weeks episode of the show I’ll be looking at the Koval range of whiskies along with a couple of privately bottled American whiskies from Bartles Whisky.

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Glenlivet 11 Year Old 2007 Exclusive at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenlivet 11 Year Old 2007 Exclusive

A first-fill sherry hogshead bottled June 2018 at a whopping 66.8% and selected exclusively for The Whisky Barrel. This is a richly sherried single malt, hand picked from the Signatory Vintage warehouses. Just 315 bottles…Glenlivet 11 Year Old 2007 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask first fill sherry hogshead #900134 bottled June 2018 by Signatory Vintage for the Un-Chillfiltered series. This is a specially selected release exclusive to The Whisky Barrel. 315 bottles at natural cask strength. MAXIMUM 4 BOTTLES PER CUSTOMER. Nose: Rich sherry, sweet beeswax and cola cubes. Taste: Sweet red berries cut with tart sherry and luxury dark chocolate. Finish: Lovely balance between the sherry oak and high spirits. Bitter sweet fruit crumble with a slight edge of chewy tobacco. Having out-grown his distillery at Upper Drumin George Smith built a new distillery in 1858 at Minore just short distance upstream of the River Livet and which he opened the following year and named Glenlivet Distillery. During the 1850s the Edinburgh firm of Andrew Usher produced the first vatting of malt whiskey from a single distillery using a number of different vintages of Glenlivet whiskey. Following expansion in 2010 this distillery is now equipped with fourteen stills making it one of the largest malt whiskey distilleries in Scotland. The range includes Glenlivet Founders Reserve and Nadurra.

Buy – £84.95

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