Archive for February, 2019

Scotch Whisky Auctions “New Complimentary Edinburgh Collection Point” – Scotch Whisky News

New Complimentary Edinburgh Collection Point 


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Save the date: 4th March
We’re delighted to say we are starting a complimentary collection service in Edinburgh. What is it? If you’re looking to sell your bottles at auction, you can drop your bottles off with us, and we can take them back to Glasgow for you.

Where & When? Craigleith Sainsbury’s Car-Park, 1-1.30pm, 185 Craigleith Rd, Edinburgh EH4 2EB

If you would like to attend this whisky rendez-vous please fill out the attendance form by clicking on the picture to the right. Additionally please click on the button below and fill out our ‘Submission Sheet’. It is essential that all sellers enclose a submission sheet with their auction entries.




Cotswolds Distillery “Introducing our limited release whisky – Lord Mayor’s Reserve” – English Whisky News


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Introducing our limited release whisky – Lord Mayor’s Reserve…

Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin is a keen whisky connoisseur and supporter of the Cotswolds Distillery. At his request we have blended several of his personal casks with our first release of sherry cask aged whisky to create this very special limited edition release of 691 bottles which Peter (who is the 691st Lord Mayor) is offering for sale in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of surplus unnumbered bottles for purchase through our online store, with part of the proceeds of each sale destined for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Matured in American Oak red wine barriques that have been shaved, toasted and recharred and premium first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, married with a single ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry butt.

The end result is a deliciously rich and fruity dram with notes of cooked apple, caramel and hazelnut.

700ml | 46% ABV



Cotswolds Distillery
Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road
Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5HG
United Kingdom

Wemyss Malts BATCH No.002 has arrived! – Scotch Whisky News



Intensely flavorful whiskies for the adventurous drinker.



Created from single malts with signature sweetness that combine to form a complex character of citrus fruit, floral notes and sumptuous honey.



Created from single malts with signature spice notes and an addition of sherry hogsheads combine to form a complex character indeed.




Created from single malts with signature peated malts that combine to form a complex character of earthy smoke.




Wemyss Vintage Malts Ltd., 4 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Whisky Shop #SFO Friday, March 1st, 5-7PM: Local Whiskey Wright and Brown – American Whiskey News


Friday, March 1st, 5-7PM:

Local Whiskey: 

Wright and Brown

Distilled in American-made copper whisky stills, each Wright and Brown release is truly handcrafted. First, the distillers seek out the most flavorful non-GMO grains, working with local organic farms to get the best ingredients. Every step of the whisky process is then done in-house, from milling the grain to mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging, and finally bottling. The result is a decadently flavorful small-batch whiskey, made right here in the Bay Area.

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Ralfy Reviews 19yo St. Magdalene Rare Malts – Scotch Whisky News


 . . .bit of a classic !

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila – Scotch Whisky News


Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases.

The initial offering to the Cask Club is “Smoky Nectar” a 35 year old single hogshead cask from Caol Ila distillery.

The Wemyss Malts Cask Club can be joined at and the exclusive single cask Smoky Nectar, as well as other new blended malts, can be purchased through the exclusive Cask Club online shop.

William Wemyss, Founder and Managing Director at Wemyss Malts, commented:

“We have selected one very special bottling; a 35 year old Caol Ila named “Smoky Nectar” to be the first exclusive release to our Wemyss Malts Cask Club members. Anyone interested may join the club for free via the newly launched website. Whether you are a newcomer to whisky or an experienced imbiber the Wemyss Malts Cask Club also aims to delight and enlighten with regular features and competitions.”

As with all Wemyss Malts single cask bottlings; “Smoky Nectar” has been selected by the celebrated whisky writer Charlie Maclean and has been bestowed a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character. All 211 bottles have been bottled natural colour, non chill-filtered and at 46%abv. The 35 year old Islay whisky has been noted as a stunningly exquisite hogshead with a complex smoke character.

Smoky Nectar Single Cask Caol Ila


  • Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts is owned by the Wemyss family and their family seat is Wemyss Castle in Fife where they’ve lived since the 1300s.
  • Wemyss Malts has a blended malt whisky range which in 2019 comprises of The Hive, Spice King, Peat Chimney, Nectar Grove Limited Edition and The Family Collection.
  • The Wemyss family premium wines and spirits brands also include Lord Elcho blended Scotch whisky, the boutique Darnley’s Gin produced in Fife, Scotland, together with the premium wine estate of Rimauresq Cru Classé in Cotes de Provence.
  • The family distillery Kingsbarns, near St. Andrews, Fife has recently launched its inaugural ‘The Founders’ Reserve’ and ‘Dream to Dram’ single malt. Founders’ Club membership is still available to join at

Nickolls & Perks New Dates for the Whisky Drinker’s Calendar – Scotch Whisky News



March | April | May 2019


We’ve got a number of brand new tasting dates lined up in the calendar at the Nickolls & Perks Shop, featuring new whisky releases, old & rare whiskies and a seasonal tasting with a selection of light and floral drams to see you into the spring.


Friday 1 March | 7pm – 9pm | £25

The first commercial single malt from Kingsbarns distillery in Fife, Glenmorangie’s 10th anniversary bottling in the Private Edition series and Bruichladdich’s Port Charlotte matured in ex-red wine casks from Mouton Rothschild, plus more.

Tasting Lineup
Kingsbarns Dream to Dram 46%
Glenmorangie Allta Private Edition 51.2%
Old Pulteney 15 Year Old 46%
Craigellachie ‘Fire’ 12yo 2006 – Old Particular Elements Collection (Douglas Laing) 53%
Ledaig 19 Year Old Pedro Ximenéz Cask Finish  55.7%
Port Charlotte MRC:1 7 Year Old 59.2%


Friday 26 April | 7pm – 9pm | £35

Join us to try six whiskies that will either be at least 20 years or older in age or some truly rare vintage single malts selected by Nickolls & Perks.

Tasting Lineup TBC


Friday 17 May | 7pm – 9pm | £25

An offering of six delightfully fresh, fruity and elegant whiskies that will make for ideal Spring and Summer drinking.

Tasting Lineup TBC



Nickolls & Perks Shop
37 Lower High Street
Stourbridge, DY8 1TA
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Moon Import Exclusive Whisky Tasting Experience – Scotch Whisky News


Moon Import Exclusive Whisky Tasting Experience

Fri 8 Mar 2019 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Balmoral, Esk Room, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

Whisky Auctioneer will be launching an exclusive auction of a private collection of Moon Import bottlings on 8 March.  To celebrate the launch of the auction of this famous Italian importer – we are collaborating with Moon Import to bring you this premium tasting experience.

By taking part in this unprecedented Moon Import Tasting event you will experience:

  • A guided tasting of 8 whiskies across the Moon Import Portfolio, offering a unique opportunity to explore the incredible range and quality of Moon Import’s bottlings.
  • The first ever exhibition of selected original artwork that inspired some of Moon Import’s most famous labels.
  • Insight and information on Moon Import presented by Whisky Auctioneer’s own specialists Joe Wilson and Laurie Black accompanied by rare whisky expert Angus MacRaild.

Held at The Balmoral, one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and prestigious hotels, the tasting will be in the Esk Room, complete with breathtaking views over the city.

Bottles lined up to be in the tasting include: Tamnavulin Sherry Wood 20 year old; Dalmore 1980 / Dovr-Toutes-Mares; Springbank 1993 22 year old; Lagavulin 1988 #2032 / ‘In the Pink’; Caol Ila 1981 30th Anniversary / ‘The Costumes’; North British 1964 / De Viris Illustribus.  Others to be added as confirmed.

This will be a memorable evening and one that whisky lovers and connoisseurs will not want to miss out on!

Tickets are extremely limited, so make sure that you book soon to avoid disappointment.

NOTE: All attendees must be of legal drinking age and be able to produce identification if asked.


About Whisky Auctioneer

Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning whisky, whether it be fine, old, rare, collectable or affordable.  Formed in 2013 and based in Perth, central Scotland, our website aims to be the most comprehensive website available for the buying and selling of whisky globally.

About Moon Import

Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Heeding the advice of the late, great, Silvano Samaroli, he opted to be “free from the big companies,” and became the official distributor for Islay’s Bruichladdich, and later Tamnavulin and Tullibardine, preferring however to procure casks from private owners. Moon Import now occupies an important place in the pantheon of historic whisky greats, and we are delighted to bring this unrivalled collection to market in this exclusive auction along with this unique, premium tasting experience.


The Whisky Shop #SFO Saturday, February 23rd, 1-5PM BenRiach and Glendronach – Scotch Whisky News


Saturday, February 23rd, 1-5PM 

BenRiach and Glendronach 

Come by for a traditional single malt scotch tasting featuring BenRiach and Glendronach. Presented by distillery representatives and our own in-store whisky experts, scotch connoisseurs and newcomers to the the world of traditional scotch are sure to enjoy this tasting.

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Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 240: Compass Box The Spaniard – Scotch Whisky News


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 240: Compass Box The Spaniard

Mark Dermul, Belgian whiskyblogger, tries a recent release by Compass Box. Enfant terrible John Glaser created this ‘The Story of the Spaniard’. Some 340 bottles were released for The Spaniard, a cocktail bar in New York. This is the general release for us regular mortals. It was composed with 40% Aberlour on sherry butt, 25% Teaninich on wine cask, Deanston on refill butt for 8% and refill hogshead for 7%, 5% Glen Elgin from recharred barrels and finally 15% Highland Blended malt from heavily toasted French oak. For the anoraks: that final 15% consists of 60% Clynelish, 20% Dailuaine and 20% Teaninich. You still with us?

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