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TyndrumWhisky.com is the new name for Whisky Galore (The Green Welly Stop) – Scotch Whisky News


We’ve relocated our whisky

Only in the virtual world, we’re still based in The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum, however, we’ve now taken the domain name TyndrumWhisky.com, which will mean we can serve you more and more, instead of sharing space with wellies and clothing across our main homepage! We have some exciting releases, all to be uncovered shortly, so stay tuned.

Myths & Legends Trilogy

A fantastic looking trilogy from Compass Box, with a message to get everyone tasting the whisky and judging, instead of being hooked on describing a whisky by where it’s came from.
It’s intriguing, and available for Pre Order now

 

Jura launches limited edition dedicated to its island community Jura Two-One-Two #1; 13 Years Old – Scotch Whisky News

Jura launches limited edition dedicated to its island community

Jura Two-One-Two #1; 13 Years Old

Jura Single Malt Whisky is set to pay homage to its small and vibrant island community with the launch of the new series of limited annual releases, Jura Two-One-Two, dedicated to the 212 (ish) members of the Jura community.

The first limited edition is a 13 Years Old single malt with a bold ABV of 47.5% which accentuates the unique house of Jura.  The added dimension is created by concluding its maturation in Chinkapin Oak casks from the Ozark Mountain Range of Missouri.  Known for its acorns, this is a highly prize white hardwood which adds a distinctive twist to the sweet, spicy and smoky character.

With a warm honey hue, this small batch whisky is elegant on the nose with an aroma of lemon cake that gives way to cinnamon spice and creamy toffee. A whisper of poached pear and of sherbet then lead into a spirit that is charming on the palate. Vibrant flavours of nutmeg and ginseng are bolstered by roast pistachios wrapped up in the tang of the Chinkapin oak.

Kirsteen Beeston, Head of International Malts at Whyte and Mackay, said, “We talk about Jura being a long way from ordinary and this latest creation certainly supports this.  By celebrating the people who make up our community, we are not only acknowledging the fundamental role they each play in our whisky, we are also highlighting the vital role of community to the Jura brand.

“Two-One-Two is special.  From its inspiration, to its ABV and finish, this single malt offers consumers something full of character which is both affordable and collectable.  Being small batch, we are excited to be able to up the age with every release which we know will appeal to those who love Jura and the wider whisky fraternity.”

Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker at Whyte & Mackay Ltd remarks, “Chinkapin is a wood that is rarely seen in the industry, but the impact it imparts on Jura’s light grassy spirit is worth the experiment. It’s a fantastic partner which pushes the boundaries of what people expect of Jura’s house style, while its pioneering nature is the perfect way to celebrate the exceptional community which our distillery sits at the heart of.”

Highly collectable and affordable, the inaugural Jura Two-One-Two will be limited to just 6000 bottles at an RSP of £90/Euro 100/$120 and released annually over the next five years.

The hand crafted style and design of Jura Two-One-Two reflects natural textures of its island home and sees the classic Jura bottle wrapped in paper adorned with imagery from the island.

Jura Two-One- Two #1 is available now in select markets internationally including the UK, France, Germany, Africa, Russia and Greater Europe.

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NOTES

About Jura:

Jura is a tiny Scottish island nestled off the West Coast of Scotland. With only one road, one pub, one distillery and 212(ish) people, Jura is as beautiful as it is remote.

The distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to revive the community.

Inspired by our history and our island home, we create single malt with a true passion for the craft of whisky making.

Jura Two-One- Two #1

RSP – £90

Non-chill filtered

6000 bottles only to be made

Maturation – Bottled at 47.5%ABV and at 13 years of age. Matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Chinkapin Oak casks 

Colour – Warm honey

Nose – Lemon cake, cinnamon spice and creamy toffee

Palate – Poached pear, sherbet and roasted pistachio

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Delightful, dazzling drams” – Scotch Whisky News

Continue September’s journey of colourful exploration with four dazzling new casks, available online today. Each one delivers a kaleidoscope of bold flavours so gather up your friends, share the experience and see what you uncover in each one. Bottles are limited – grab one today before they disappear.

NEW WHISKIES        ALL BOTTLINGS

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 here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

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Introducing Compass Box Myths & Legends at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Introducing Compass Box Myths & Legends 

Designed to challenge the ‘myths and legends’ that are often perceived as the rules of Scotch whisky, discover three new fantastic expressions from the famed blender Compass Box. Available to pre-order from The Whisky Shop. Scroll down to learn more about each expression in the new Myths and Legends series.

Compass Box Myths & Legends I

The first of the trio has been produced with two parcels of Highland single malt whisky, each from Balblair distillery, but with markedly different flavour profiles. The Whiskymakers believe that the marriage of the parcels in this single malt affords a new understanding of what the distillery can produce. Crafted with 15-year-old, 16-year-old and 22-year-old whisky, this first release is bottled at 46% abv and limited to just 4,394 bottles worldwide.

70cl / 46% abv
£130.00

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Compass Box Myths & Legends II

This release is produced with whiskies of different ages, all distilled at Glen Elgin distillery in Speyside. The Whiskymakers set out to showcase the influence not of region, but of process decisions at the distillery, the effects of maturation, and the choices made in the balance of the final blend. Crafted with whisky ranging from 16 to 23 years old, this second release is bottled at 46% abv and limited to just 4,446 bottles worldwide.

70cl / 46% abv
£130.00

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Compass Box Myths & Legends III

The final entry of the series has been produced with the same parcels of Glen Elgin malt whisky as Myths & Legends II, with the addition of liquid from Highland Park and Caol Ila. The Whiskymakers set out to dispel the belief that famous single malts shouldn’t be blended. Crafted with whisky ranging from 15 to 23 years old, this third release is bottled at 46% abv and limited to just 4,564 bottles worldwide.

70cl / 46% abv
£130.00

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Claxton’s latest Single Cask Whisky bottlings – Claxton’s Summer 2019 Release – Scotch Whisky News

We are announcing Claxton’s latest Single Cask Whisky bottlings – Claxton’s Summer 2019 Release.

Please find below and attached our official PR for the newest bottlings outturn. Any questions or comments please feel free to contact directly –

Claxton’s Summer 2019 Release

Ripon, United Kingdom – 5th September 2019

Claxton’s has launched its latest line-up of Single Cask Whiskies – ‘CLAXTON’S SUMMER 2019 RELEASE’ – Featuring  six brand new Single Cask bottlings, including one Single Grain Scotch Whisky and five Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, all carefully selected for their outstanding quality and variety of styles.

Selected in this outturn are the following single cask releases:

  • 2008 Benriach, Hogshead, 10 YO, ABV 56.5%
  • 2008 Ardmore, Ex-Islay Barrel, 10 YO, 59.4%
  • 2007 Glen Moray, First Fill Bourbon Barrel, 11 YO, ABV 51.4%
  • 2007 Ledaig, Hogshead, 12 YO, ABV 55.8%
  • 1996 Speyside, Sherry Butt, 23 YO, ABV 57%
  • 1992 Strathclyde, Barrel, 26 YO, ABV 50.6%

Claxton’s Summer 2019 Release is now available globally in selected specialist whisky retailers.

In Claxton’s The Single Cask range, each bottling selected is available in limited numbers, with previous releases having been consistently praised by reviewers and fans across the globe for showcasing the merits of single cask whisky.

Claxton’s is a family owned, independent whisky bottling company from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The Single Cask range of whiskies is available through a select number of specialist outlets in the UK, Europe and the Far East.

Contacts

HUGO CAPRICHOSO | Brand Development Manager CLAXTON’S UK

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask – Our Fastest-Selling Luxury Whisky Now Back In Stock – Taiwan Whisky News

One of the Hottest Names in Collectible Whisky Returns
2008 Kavalan “Solist – K&L Exclusive” Sherry Cask Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Taiwanese Whisky ($209.99)
“Little in the world compares to this…”—David Othenin-Girard, K&L SoCal Spirits Buyer

Now that Kavalan is a household name among whisky aficionados after garnering World Whisky of the Year and World’s Best Single Malt Whisky honors, their bottlings are disappearing from the market at an astonishing rate. Early last year, we had the incredibly rare opportunity to offer a single barrel of the Kavalan “Solist” Sherry Cask, which easily became one of our fastest-selling whiskies of 2018. In November, our minds were blown by the stupendous luck at gaining access to a second cask long after our first offer sold out. So now we don’t even know what to make of the fact that, once more, we recently stumbled across another miniscule stash of this collector’s dream. The third time’s a charm, as they say. Then again, so were the first two.

This particular cask was distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2013, after which it rested comfortably (and discreetly hidden or “lost”) in the distributor’s warehouse until we scored a sample. We were offered first crack at the remaining supply, and there was no question about what to do. This cask shows a rounder and slightly more decadent profile than its previous two sister casks while still maintaining that characteristic chewy density and weight for which the brand is known. Collectors the world over are going to great lengths (and expense) to get their hands on Kavalan’s single cask whiskies, and this one is available nowhere else. Whether you secured some of this stunning juice on the last two go-rounds or you just missed the train, this is an opportunity that must be seized.

2008 Kavalan “Solist – K&L Exclusive” Sherry Cask Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Taiwanese Whisky (750ml) ($209.99)

The spectacular Kavalan Sherry Cask “Solist” has become harder and harder to get. The importer used to bring samples by once or twice a year and we’d get to pick one and pray it showed up, but now they’ve got a number of other flavors they’re focusing on and the incredibly delicious Sherry Cask, their most highly regarded regular release, has become extremely limited. That’s why we were absolutely flabbergasted to find that an entire cask of Solist Sherry (Solist is the international name for the cask strength single barrels and the name does not appear on the label) had been sitting in the importer’s warehouse for several years. We got our hands on a sample and fell in love. This wild cask of Kavalan was distilled way back in 2008 and bottled almost five years ago. It’s been waiting in the wings while our single barrels have come and gone. We’re not sure if this cask was partially sold into other markets, but we bought all 40 cases left. While that might seem like a lot, we typically get 80+ out of a sherry butt. Due to the incredible scarcity and allocated nature of this product, we don’t expect it to last very long. The style here is sweeter and rounder than some of the hardcore tannic versions we’ve had in the past. Deep fruit compote, bold exotic spices and roasted hazelnuts coupled with a rich chewy texture that’s become the hallmark of this exceptional bottling.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society September Outturn: Colourful exploration – Scotch Whisky News

This month we’re embracing the spirit of the SMWS that unites us all – unique characters, experiences and of course, whiskies. Dive in and explore all the colourful casks we have on offer.

NEW BOTTLINGS         READ OUTTURN

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 here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video

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TWO NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL IRISH WHISKEYS WELCOMED TO THE ‘METHOD AND MADNESS’ RANGE – Irish Whiskey News

TWO NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL IRISH WHISKEYS

WELCOMED TO THE ‘METHOD AND MADNESS’ RANGE

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s best-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has added two new and experimental, limited edition Irish whiskeys to its METHOD AND MADNESS range; Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Wild Cherry Wood and Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Acacia Wood. The whiskeys represent the latest results of the research that Midleton Distillery and Micro Distillery, in County Cork, have undertaken into maturation in different wood types over more than 10 years.

In a world first, the Midleton masters and apprentices present a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in nine casks crafted from wild cherry wood, sourced from France, for between seven months and four years. Wood from the cherry tree is characterised by its porosity, which results in significant interaction between the wood and the whiskey and has added complex flavours of shredded ginger, coconut and black tea to the ex-bourbon and sherry cask-matured whiskey. Bottled at 46% ABV, METHOD AND MADNESS Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Wild Cherry Wood is available in six markets, including Ireland, the UK and global travel retail, from September 2019 at the RRP of €92.

Kevin O’Gorman, Master of Maturation at Midleton Distillery, commented: “Since 2014, our research into maturation in different wood types has challenged our expertise and approach to whiskey-making – but none so much as our experimentations with wild cherry casks. The rare, porous wood is different to anything that we have handled before, so it has been a real achievement to create the perfect balance of flavour – the result is a world-first in Irish whiskey, with a nose of coconut fibre and ginger, a palate of fresh green herbs, black tea and unmistakable pot still spices and a long, fresh finish with prickly spice and hazelnut.”

The second new release is a single pot still Irish whiskey that has been finished in barrels crafted from acacia wood, sourced from France, for between one and four years. Initially matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, the dense acacia wood has a tight grain that slowly imparts rich nutty and chocolatey flavours and a dark mahogany hue. METHOD AND MADNESS Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Acacia Wood is bottled at 46% ABV and is available exclusively through the Celtic Whiskey Shop in Ireland from September 2019 at the RRP of €92.

Finbarr Curran,  member of the Maturation Research Team at Midleton Distillery, added: ‘METHOD AND MADNESS aims to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey and the Irish spirits category through innovative releases and it has been a real honour to work closely with Kevin in order to craft these two new whiskeys. The density of the acacia wood presented a challenge in contrast to the wild cherry wood as the maturation process was much slower and required a close eye and nose to achieve the perfect balance. But it was well worth the wait. This stunning single pot still Irish whiskey has a nose of sugared almonds and wood spice, a palate of coffee beans, dark chocolate and chilli and a finish with fading spice, charred wood and barley husk.”

METHOD AND MADNESS Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Wild Cherry Wood

Tasting notes by Master of Maturation, Kevin O’Gorman

Nose: Box Hedge Clippings, Coconut Fibre, Shredded Ginger

Taste: Fresh Green Herbs, Black Tea, Pot Still Spices

Finish: Long and Fresh, Prickly Spice, Toasted Hazelnut

METHOD AND MADNESS Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Acacia Wood

Tasting notes by Master of Maturation, Kevin O’Gorman

Nose: Sugared Almonds, Wood Spices, Crushed Cloves

Taste: Coffee Beans, Dark Chocolate, Chilli Oil

Finish: Fading Spices, Charred Wood, Barley Husk 

About METHOD AND MADNESS

Launched in February 2017 to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey, METHOD AND MADNESS is crafted in Midleton Distillery, harnessing the creativity of Midleton’s whiskey masters through the fresh talent of its apprentices. Taking inspiration from the famous Shakespearean quote, ‘Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t’, METHOD AND MADNESS is designed to reflect a next generation Irish spirit brand with a measure of curiosity and intrigue (MADNESS), while honouring the tradition and expertise grounded in the generations of expertise at the Midleton Distillery (METHOD).

About Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. Led by Jameson, our brands are driving the global renaissance of Irish whiskey. Jameson is the world’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey, experiencing 29 years of consecutive growth and hitting sales of 7.3m cases in 2018. Our brands are exported to 130+ markets, with over 80 of those experiencing double- or triple-digit growth.

Irish Distillers was formed in 1966, when a merger took place between John Power & Son, John Jameson & Son and Cork Distilleries Company. In 1988 Irish Distillers joined Pernod Ricard, gaining access to unprecedented levels of investment and an extensive global distribution network. Since 2012, we have invested over €250m to double our production and bottling capacity to meet global demand for our products.

We employ over 600 people across our operations in Cork and Dublin. 

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of €8,987 million in FY18. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,900 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 86 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

Tomatin Distillery Release Two New Limited-Edition Expressions – Scotch Whisky News

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Tomatin Distillery Release Two New Limited-Edition Expressions

06 September 2019 – Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has today announced the release of two new limited-edition expressions, a 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish and 2006 Amontillado Sherry Finish.

The 2009 Caribbean Rum  expression was initially matured for 9 years in traditional Scotch Whisky Oak Casks before a one year finish in 1st fill Caribbean Rum Barrels. This distinctive maturation is the distillery’s second release using Caribbean Rum Barrels, having previously released a limited expression in 2016. The barrels have imparted  flavours of soft tropical fruit, mocha and salted caramel, rounded off with a sweet, lingering finish. Non-chill filtered and with natural colour, the limited run has produced just 7,200 70cl bottles (46% abv) of this 10-year-old whisky, available world-wide and set to retail at £49.

The 2006 Amontillado Sherry similarly spent 9 years maturing in traditional Scotch Whisky Oak Casks,  before enjoying a three year finish in 1st fill Amontillado Sherry Butts, resulting in rich flavours of dark chocolate, dried fruits, espresso and a hint of nut. The 12 year old,  non-chill filtered and natural coloured limited-edition expression has a limited of run of  just  5,400 70cl bottles (46% abv) available globally, priced at  £60.

Graham Eunson, Distillery Operations Director at Tomatin, said: Our dedication to the continuous development of Tomatin Single Malt has been reflected in our growth and recent award wins. We are constantly striving to produce exceptional expressions that appeal to our existing customers and a wider audience. The array of tropical notes, sweet mixed spices and rich sherry infusions will hopefully entice a range of enthusiasts to sample the new products.”

Tomatin’s ability to experiment with creatively finished expressions comes from the distillery’s exceptional wood policy which ensures there is a wide range of casks sourced from prestigious partners within the industry.

The bold new releases are not the first from Tomatin. Fans of the distillery will remember the limited edition 14-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon and 9-year-old Caribbean Rum expressions which proved hugely popular back in 2016, followed by the limited edition 15 year old Moscatel finished single malt released last year.

Both limited edition expressions are available to purchase from select specialist retailers, for further information please visit: http://www.tomatin.com.

Notes to Editors: 

Tomatin Distillery has been producing and blending malt Scotch whisky since 1897. Over the last 50 years, the distillery has borne witness to vast change. At its peak in the 1970s, Tomatin was the largest distillery in the world operating 23 stills and producing 12 million litres of alcohol every year. Over the last decade, significant time has been invested in rediscovering the distillery, people and values, and in refining the business model to move away from the formerly lucrative bulk commodity market to now focus on Tomatin’s core range of single malts.

Tomatin is located in the Scottish Highlands (near Inverness) and is famous for its portfolio of soft and mellow whiskies, including a core range, a limited-edition range and a premium archive range (prices range from £35 – £2,500). Tomatin is one of the fastest growing whisky brands in the UK and ranks within the Top 10 Single Malt brands in the USA. Tomatin recently reported its turnover increased by almost 25% during the company’s most recent financial year (Dec 2016 – Dec 2017). Tomatin won Distiller of the Year 2016 and Brand Innovator of the Year 2017 at the Icons of Whisky Scotland Awards.

Limited Edition Tomatin at Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Tomatin Limited Edition 2009 Caribbean Cask

Now Available For Pre Order

A Limited Edition 10 Year Old Release from the Tomatin Distillery. Time in traditional oak casks and Caribbean Rum Barrels has brought warm flavours of soft tropical fruit, mocha and salted caramel, rounded off with a sweet, lingering finish. Spending it’s final year in a Caribbean Rum Barrel has added new depth to this fantastic whisky. r your text, link. Use the tools from the toolbox to format it according to your preferences.

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Tomatin Limited Edition 2006 Amontillado Sherry Cask

Now Available For Pre Order

A Limited Edition Sherry Cask from the Tomatin Distillery. Time in traditional oak casks and Amontillado Sherry Butts has brought rich flavours of dark chocolate, dried fruits, espresso and a hint of nut.
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