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Ardmore 13 Year Old 2011 Carn Mor at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Ardmore 13 Year Old 2011 Carn Mor

Beautiful presentation. Superb whisky. With a smokey touch for the peated whisky fans combining wonderfully with the sherry cask. Ardmore 9 Year Old 2011 vintage Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Matured in PX and Oloroso sherry casks bottled 2020 by Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers for the Strictly Limited series. 2020 bottles. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.

William Teacher’s son Adam Teacher established Ardmore Distillery in 1898 at Kennethmont in Scotland’s Highland whisky region. He selected an ideal site to the south of Huntly with a plentiful supply of soft highland water from springs on the hills to the north and peat to hand. With Kennethmont railway station on the Great North of Scotland Railway was right next door. Now equipped with eight stills and continuing to supply a large proportion of its malt whisky to blends, the official Ardmore single malt range, including Ardmore Taditional and Ardmore 12 year Port Wood, remains limited.

£46.57 / €51.91* / $51.30*

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Glengoyne “The time has come to introduce our Fine and Rare Collection” – Scotch Whisky News


Today, we are thrilled to launch our oldest ever expression – the Glengoyne 50 Year Old Highland Single Malt.

Priced at £22,500, the limited-edition single malt is the pinnacle of our unhurried and uncompromising approach to whisky making, as Scotland’s slowest distilled malt. After five decades patiently maturing, this exceptional whisky has a richness and depth of aromas and flavours rarely encountered.

Glengoyne 50 Year Old comes in a special crystal decanter, which features an engraved goose emblem representing the geese who migrate to the Glen each winter. Hidden within the beautiful solid oak and gold display box is also a 25ml sample of the 50 Year Old whisky, as well as individually numbered books which are hand signed by Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne Distillery Manager.



Proving that great whisky should be enjoyed whatever its age, we have taken the unique decision to give away a special decanter of this incredibly high aged, rare whisky in 2021.

After what’s been a difficult and disruptive year across the globe, we are giving you and your whisky loving friends a rare opportunity to enjoy this unique bottling through our special online ballot.

We invite groups of five or more to submit their entry, telling us what would be the perfect moment to savour the Glengoyne 50 Year Old with friends and family. Whether it’s toasting a delayed celebration, or creating an unforgettable reunion, the Glengoyne team will make your special moment a reality, hand-delivering this highly sought-after whisky for you to enjoy and savour.

Enter now, and you and friends could be having a reunion to remember in 2021… with a whisky 50 years in the making. T&Cs apply.



Joining Glengoyne 50 Year Old in our “Fine and Rare” collection is the prestigious 25 Year Old and 30 Year Old expressions.

Both whiskies are presented in beautiful glass bottles, with wooden embellishments and boxes that feature an industry-first second use, allowing you to personalise your box so it is ready to cradle another keepsake once the whisky has been enjoyed to the last drop. This is just another part of our wider commitment to sustainability. All 3 of these incredible and unique expressions are available from our online shop 


Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of Limited-Edition Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – American Whiskey News

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of Limited-Edition Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Commemorative bottles comprised from a single 13-year-old barrel

BARDSTOWN, KY – Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the release of Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This single barrel limited-edition release celebrates Heaven Hill’s 85 years of distilling tradition.

“Perseverance is a hallmark of Heaven Hill’s history, and a value resonating across the industry this year,” said President Max L. Shapira. “Our steadfast commitment to quality and an enduring legacy continues to guide Heaven Hill’s path forward. We look forward to lifting America’s spirit for the next 85 years, as we have since 1935.”

The Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary edition is comprised of one barrel filled on Dec. 13, 2006 and dumped on Dec. 13, 2019, honoring the anniversary date Heaven Hill first filled a barrel with Kentucky Bourbon in 1935. The 13-year-old Kentucky Bourbon, another key callback to the anniversary date, was aged on the second floor of Rickhouse G on Heaven Hill’s main Bardstown campus. The anniversary bottle is cut to 107 proof, Heaven Hill’s original barrel entry proof circa 1935, and non-chill filtered.

This ultra-premium Bourbon will be released in an elegant, tall 750ml bottle placed in a custom wooden box bearing two H’s on each side signifying the Heaven Hill name. The bottle is secured in the box with magnetic closure and sits in a blue satin-lined base. The distiller’s notes label features hand-written bottle numbers, distiller tasting notes, and DSP-KY-1, denoting the Heaven Hill Bernheim Distillery. The one-time release of Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available late 2020 in at the Bourbon Heritage center and limited Kentucky retailers for a suggested retail price of $299.99.

ABOUT HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY: Founded in Kentucky by the Shapira family in 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery continues its legacy as one of the foremost American Whiskey producers. Heaven Hill has cultivated the traditions and history of America’s Native Spirit with its fierce independence, passionate family ownership, dedication to quality, and thoughtful innovation. Today, Heaven Hill Distillery maintains over 1.8 million barrels aging in 61 warehouses throughout Nelson and Jefferson Counties. It is home to an award-winning collection of American Whiskeys including Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky and Parker’s Heritage Collection. Heaven Hill Distillery currently holds the title of 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Distillery of the Year, Best in Show Whisky, and previously held the titles of 2018 San Francisco Spirits Word Spirits Competition Best Bourbon, 2017 Whisky Advocate Whisky of the Year, 2016 Whisky Magazine Distillery of the Year, 2016 Whisky Advocate American Whiskey of the Year. For more information, please visit

Heaven Hill reminds you to “Think Wisely. Drink Wisely.”

Bold, unique and striking new look for Wemyss Malts Core Range – Scotch Whisky News

WEMYSS MALTS believe that our journey through the wonderful world of whisky should be led by bold and unique flavours.

In 2020 we celebrate our 15th anniversary and this is the perfect time to focus on our original values as independent, family whisky makers that encourage the exploration into adventurous flavours through our newly re-branded core range.

The Wemyss Malts Core Range has been given a bold and colourful new look to match its vibrant taste and vivid personality. With a direct contrast to more traditional whisky packaging, the striking design and unique labels are hard to miss.

The new-look blended malt whiskies – ‘The Hive’, ‘Spice King’ and ‘Peat Chimney’ – are bottled at 46% abv and non-chill-filtered to preserve their flavourful character. The new packaging includes a bespoke decanter bottle and ornately illustrated labels and gift cartons.

With whisky becoming more and more a lifestyle drink, popular among regular consumers, cocktail aficionados and spirit experts, Wemyss Malts can match the personality of the drinker with one of their Core Range whiskies. Each bottle of premium quality, small batch, hand-crafted whisky captures the true spirit of the brand with the bespoke artistic blend of colours reflecting the exciting blend of flavour.

William Wemyss, Founder & Director of Wemyss Malts, said:

“Not all whisky tastes the same and not all whisky drinkers are the same. Scotland offers a wide spectrum of malt whisky with a vast diversity of flavours, and this wealth of variety is celebrated across our newly relaunched core range.

“We don’t overly focus on the distilleries, regions or complex terminology but prefer instead to concentrate on what’s important; the natural aromas and tastes found in each of our malt whiskies. The Wemyss Malts Core Range has been carefully crafted and blended from single malts from across Scotland to represent one of the key flavour profiles, giving each a distinct personality. And just like our consumers, our drinks are crafted to suit each personality type whether that is sweet, complexly spicy or gently smoky.”



Loch Fyne Whiskies “Our Top Thanksgiving Whiskey Picks 🥃” – American Whiskey News

Our Top Thanksgiving Whiskey Picks 🇺🇸🥃

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not, there’s no better excuse to bag yourself a new bottle of delicious American Whiskey!

Featuring our top picks from W.L. Weller, Woodford Reserve and EH Taylor, our range of the finest drams from across the pond have you covered for next week’s celebrations. At Loch Fyne, we’re feeling pretty thankful for an incredible £149 off George T. Stagg 2019!

What’s more, we’re offering free shipping over all orders over £75, so why not thank yourself with an early Christmas gift?

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The Whisky Exchange Virtual Christmas Tastings – Scotch Whisky News




2 December, 7pm (GMT)

In this tasting we will explore Diageo’s 2020 Special releases with Dawn Davies and brand ambassadors Colin Dunn and TJ LittleJohn. Get ready for a journey through rare cask finishes, a ghost distillery and unique expressions of adored whiskies. This Perfect Measure tasting set features a line-up of eight drams including Dalwhinnie 30 Year Old and Mortlach 21 Year Old.


9 December, 7pm (GMT)

The beautiful Isle of Skye, known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages, medieval castles and of course Talisker whisky. In this virtual tasting we will take a trip to the Scottish isle with Dawn Davies and Diageo brand ambassadors Colin Dunn and Jason Clark, talking all things Talisker! A fantastic way to introduce yourself to one of Scotland’s favourite distilleries.


Glen Scotia unveils new festive Sherry Double Cask Finish – Scotch Whisky News


Glen Scotia unveils new festive Sherry Double Cask Finish

One of Campbeltown’s three surviving distilleries, Glen Scotia, has released a new limited-edition Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish, with only 15,000 bottles available worldwide.

Presented in a striking black and gold gift carton, the 11 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky showcases warming flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg and subtly spicy notes, perfect for enjoying over Christmas and the festive period.

When the Glen Scotia distillery was opened in 1832, Campbeltown was known to Victorians as the ‘Whisky capital of the World’ and was home to more than 30 distilleries. Many of the Christmas traditions we now enjoy today first originated in the Victorian era, from Christmas trees to gifts, making the Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish a very fitting Christmas gift for whisky fans across the world.

Using a series of unpeated distillations from 2008, this wonderfully enticing single malt was matured in first fill bourbon barrels before being finished in a combination of hand-selected Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso hogshead sherry casks for a further 10 months, imparting a distinct, sweet flavour. The whisky was then married back together in bourbon casks before bottling at cask strength.

On the nose the Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish delivers aromas of spiced rum, toffee and juicy plums, along with a rich, velvety mouth feel.  On the palate, the liquid offers sweet vanilla, raisin and warming cloves, before mellowing into a long, nutty and dry finish.

Glen Scotia is a whisky made by history, reflecting the centuries of craftsmanship and experience associated with the fifth and smallest malt producing region. The Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish plays homage to Glen Scotia’s heritage, dating back to 1832 and steeped in Victorian values.

Master distiller, Iain McAlister, said: “I’m very proud of The Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask. This is the first single malt that we’ve produced that uses a combination of two sherry casks, and the results are stunning. This limited edition single malt really showcases our signature Glen Scotia style, and paired with casks that were readily available in the town during the Victorian era truly makes it a whisky made by history.

“The combination of the sherry and bourbon casks create a delicious, warming flavour that evokes all the traditional scents and tastes of Christmas, making it the perfect dram to enjoy with friends during the festive season, or a lovely gift for someone special.”

Priced at £65 and available to purchase from specialist and online whisky retailers, including The Whisky Shop from October, the Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish has an ABV of 54.1%.

The Glen Scotia Sherry Double Cask Finish will be available to purchase at

Tasting notes: 

Nose:   Spiced rum, juicy plum, toffee and citrus peel

Palate: Rich velvety mouthfeel

Sweet vanilla and salted butter

Raisins and sultanas with warming spice of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg

Finish:  Long, nutty, dry finish 

About Glen Scotia:

  • Independent distiller Glen Scotia has been producing single malt whisky in Campbeltown since 1832.
  • Glen Scotia is one of three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of the Campbeltown region to Scotland’s whisky history, Glen Scotia campaigned for Campbeltown to be recognised as the “whiskiest place in the world”. A parliamentary motion on the issue lodged at Westminster received cross party support.
  • Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky was awarded a Double Gold medal at the prestigious 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for the second year running. Almost 30,000 spirits were judged by the competition, the largest number of entries in its 19-year history. A Double Gold Medal is awarded when every judge on the panel gives a Gold medal to the expression.
  • Glen Scotia Double Cask was awarded a Gold Medal at the Scottish Whisky Awards 2019.
  • Glen Scotia 18 Year Old won Best Campbeltown Malt at the World Whisky Awards 2018.
  • Images and interviews with key staff from Glen Scotia are available upon request.
  • /Twitter: @GlenScotiaMalts

Rock Town Distillery ✨New, LIMITED EDITION Arkansas Rice Bourbon Whiskey – American Whiskey News

Hurry in for our LIMITED EDITION

Arkansas Rice Bourbon Whiskey

With Arkansas being the LARGEST RICE PRODUCING STATE IN THE NATION, we worked in conjunction with the Arkansas Rice Federation and our rice-farming neighbors to produce this one of a kind Arkansas Rice Bourbon Whiskey.

We double-distilled this Bourbon Whiskey from a mash of 54% Arkansas Corn, 36% Arkansas Rice, and 10% Malted Barley and aged it for two years in new charred oak barrels.

There was only ONE BATCH of this smooth, slightly sweet, and buttery Rice Bourbon made, so you will want to get your hands on one pretty quick! It would also make a great Christmas Present for that Bourbon lover on your list, as you won’t ever find another like it!

If you aren’t already aware, Rock Town is a true grain-to-glass distillery. All our spirits are carefully distilled from corn, wheat, and rye that are grown within 125 miles of the distillery.  In keeping with this theory, Head Distiller, Phil Brandon wanted to try something different and utilize Arkansas’s most highly produced grain, RICE, to produce a unique Bourbon. Supporting our local farmers is one of Phil and Rock Town’s most important missions. Check out some of these fun facts about Arkansas Rice. For more on our partners in this whiskey, The Arkansas Rice Federation, head over to their website ⇢

Scotch Malt Whisky Society THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST – Scotch Whisky News

Time to get into the Christmas spirit because it’s here – the BIGGEST Outturn of the year, bursting with 39 colourful casks to get you in a festive mood. We’re embracing traditions of Christmas past, enjoying a warm feeling of nostalgia as we explore 39 timeless bottlings in this bumper release.

To help discover the bottles that are right for you, we’ve highlighted them under four different categories, so whether you’re looking for a bottle that sparks conversation or provides a bit of light entertainment, looking for a superstar buy as a gift or something more indulgent for yourself, we’ve got you covered.




The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ

Contact: 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


Spread an Extra Bit of Festive Cheer with The Really Good Whisky Company’s Christmas Cards – Christmas Whisky News

Spread an Extra Bit of Festive Cheer with The Really Good Whisky Company’s Christmas Cards

The Really Good Whisky Company has just launched Christmas cards which come with a top-quality dram inside. Opening the card will reveal a 3cl miniature of whisky alongside a festive message.

The company understands as well as anyone the bleak possibility of not being able to see loved ones during the festive season due to lockdown. The Really Good Whisky Company’s Christmas cards are a way of sending small tokens of appreciation to far away friends and family. They are also a great alternative to a Christmas presents for colleagues or as a small thank you for acquaintances and key workers who have gone above and beyond during Covid-19.

Managing Director, Shelley Kelaty says, ‘I think there is nothing nicer than receiving a little treat in the post when you’re not expecting it, especially now with the constant threat of enduring lockdown through the festive season.’

The Really Good Whisky Company is a specialist online retailer for rare, collectable and drinkable whiskies. Along with its vast selection of bottles, it also carries its own line of miniature tasting packs and products, under its brand ‘Malt Teasers.’ The Really Good Whisky Company is based in London and ships products worldwide.

Click HERE to visit their on-line shop


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