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Brand New Limited Editions at The Whisky Shop ~ From Scotland, USA & Westeros! – Whisky News

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New Releases

Four new whiskies have arrived at The Whisky Shop from around the globe, including a single cask from Campbeltown, a rare blend from the four corners of Scotland, an exclusive bourbon from Kentucky, USA, and a unique limited edition blend from… Westeros?

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Johnnie Walker White Walker

Winter is here! Made north of the wall, this brand new limited edition blended Scotch pays tribute to Game of Thrones, George RR Martin’s incredibly successful book series and its HBO television adaptation.

This new blend features malts from Cardhu and Clynelish and is presented at 41.7% abv, in honour of the seven kingdoms and one iron throne. Best served cold directly from the freezer, the bottle’s design changes with temperature revealing an icy message from Westeros.

£33.99 Pre-Order Now
Orders will be dispatched w/c 12th November

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Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Ghost & Rare: Port Ellen

Crafted using eight hand-picked whiskies with liquid from the iconic Port Ellen distillery at its heart, this second edition of Blue Label Ghost & Rare features liquid from two other closed distilleries, Caledonian and Carsebridge, as well as rare malt from Blair Athol, Oban, Mortlach, Cragganmore and Dailuaine. Presented at a strength of 43.8% abv, each bottle is individually numbered.

The nose is sweet with creamy vanilla, before waves of waxy citrus on the palate, with rich malt, tropical fruit and the unmistakable maritime smokiness of Port Ellen in the finish.

£275 Pre-Order Now
Orders will be dispatched w/c 12th November

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The Loch Fyne
Springbank 28 Year Old

This single cask from Loch Fyne Whiskies was distilled at Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery in 1989 and matured for almost three decades before bottling in 2018 produced just 211 bottles.

This limited edition was awarded the accolade of Liquid Gold in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019 and was described as “a big, soft, archetypal Springbank that delivers an encyclopaedia of aromas and flavours, from honeyed sweetness to spiced ripe fruit with a long, warming and delicate finish.”

£350 Buy Now

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Maker’s Mark
Private Select Batch 1
The Whisky Shop Exclusive

Taking inspiration from the process used to create Maker’s 46, this single barrel bourbon is crafted with a bespoke selection of different wooden staves, chosen by a team from The Whisky Shop. The final selection used five French oak staves cooked at high temperature in a convection oven, three seared in an infra-red oven, and two more of the same with ridges cut into the surface.

Limited to just 270 bottles, the nose is cooling, with oak shavings and spearmint emerging with toffee and linseed oil. The palate is sweet and dry, with oak wood lingering on into the spicy finish.

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Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 Exclusive Single Cask at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Laphroaig 8 Year Old 2010 Exclusive

Single cask hogshead bottled at natural cask strength 63.4% by Morrison & MacKay exclusive to The Whisky Barrel. Just 284 bottles of peat and smoke.

Shop – £66.53

Imperial 23 Year Old 1995 Exclusive

Rare expression from the lost distillery. Just 42 bottles from a very leaky cask! Selected by Morrison & MacKay exclusively for The Whisky Barrel.

Shop – £199.96

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Made for Sharing” – Scotch Whisky News

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LET THE SHARING BEGIN

Whether you share them in the spirit of the season or decide that they are most definitely yours alone, these hand-picked drams are sure to warm up your winter nights until Christmas. Pick your gifts:

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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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Cambus 30 Year Old 1988 The Whisky Barrel Exclusive Single Cask – Scotch Whisky News

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Cambus 30 Year Old 1988 Exclusive

Closed in 1993, Cambus is one of Scotland’s elusive lost distilleries, dwindling stocks as time goes by makes these single casks increasingly sought after. This Cambus fruit bomb; pineapple juice, passion fruit, forest fruits and coconut ends with chocolate and cinnamon finish. The perfect gift for a 30th Birthday or Anniversary.

Buy – Cambus 30 Year Old 1988 Sovereign – £104.86

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THE ABERDEENSHIRE WHISKY EMBASSY LAUNCH – Scotch Whisky News

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THE ABERDEENSHIRE WHISKY EMBASSY

Are You In Awe of Whisky? Then Join Our Club!

 Benefits including:-

- Members Pack and Card

- Exclusive AWE Bottle of Single Cask Whisky

- AWE Whisky Glass

- AWE Monthly Discounts

- Exclusive Tasting Events and Excursions

- 2 FREE Membership events per year

- Advanced notice of new products and the chance to Pre-Order before anyone   else

- Monthly Raffle for a full 70cl bottle

- Annual Whisky Dinner

What are you waiting for? Let’s make Whisky AWEsome again!

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1 Burnside, Inverurie, AB51 3RY, United Kingdom

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society ‘it’s BIG and coming your way’ – Scotch Whisky News

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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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BENROMACH DISTILLERY ADDS WOOD FINISH TO CONTRAST RANGE – Scotch Whisky News

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The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd. has unveiled the latest addition to its Wood Finish portfolio with the launch of the limited-edition Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010.

The single malt Scotch whisky balances Benromach’s signature Speyside smokiness with rich red wine undertones.

Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010 is matured in First Fill Bourbon barrels in the distillery’s traditional dunnage warehouses in Forres, Speyside. This expression is then finished for just over two years in Château Cissac wine casks, hand-selected from the illustrious French wine region of Haut-Médoc near Bordeaux.

Dark gold in colour, the influence of the wine casks is immediately apparent on the nose. On tasting, the initial pepper is followed by sweet vanilla, creamy milk chocolates, hints of red wine tannins and peat smoke. Deeper hints of bonre embers are complemented by Brazil nuts and gorgeous cocoa flavours.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery manager, said: “Our latest Wood Finish is a welcome addition to our ‘Contrasts’ range of single malt Scotch whiskies.

“All our Wood Finishes, including our Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2009 which we launched last year, have been really well received by whisky lovers around the world.

“I’m confident that Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010, with its unique and appealing characteristics, will be appreciated by new and existing Benromach enthusiasts. At our distillery in Forres, we’ve always been unafraid to innovate, and we hope those who enjoy our flagship Benromach 10 Years Old will enjoy exploring our different finishes.”

A limited release of 7,789 bottles will be made available for sale through specialist whisky retailers with a recommended retail price of £47.75 in the UK. Prices may vary in international markets because of duty and import taxes.

For more information on Benromach please visit www.benromach.com.

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Tasting notes 

Pour a good dram into a glass, noticing the dark gold colour, swirl it around and take some little sniffs to enjoy the aroma without water. The fabulous influence of the Château Cissac casks will be immediately apparent, with melon notes, red apples, delicate and zesty orange peel and dark chocolate. There’s also an underlying floral note and a delightful charred oak edge; the Benromach signature.

Now take a sip and enjoy the taste without water. It’s slightly peppery on the palate with sweet vanilla, creamy milk chocolate and there’s even refreshing lemon and limeade flavours with a nod and a wink towards the effervescent. Satisfying hints of red wine tannins emerge, complementing a lingering peat smoke.

Now add some water, swirl it around and savour the aroma with water. There are hints of pressed green apple and pear… and delicate oak aromas develop, complemented by the lingering peppermint.

Take a good sip and roll it around your mouth enjoying the taste with water. At first, you’ll sense some spiciness and cracked black pepper. A slight bitterness develops, with grapefruit and orange peel. Now you may detect deeper hints of bonfire embers, complemented by Brazil nuts and gorgeous cocoa flavours.

Benromach Distillery 

Originally built in 1898, Benromach Distillery was brought back to life when the Urquhart family realised a lifelong dream to own a distillery and purchased it in 1993. The distillery was extensively re-equipped over a five-year period before it was officially opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay in 1998.

In reopening Benromach Distillery, the Urquhart family wanted to create a single malt whisky that has a classic Speyside character: beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

Benromach Distillery is located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres. A five-star visitor centre is open to the public throughout the year for tours and tastings. Benromach Distillery is a member of the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail.

Springbank Quarterly – November Newsletter – Scotch Whisky News

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Springbank Quarterly- November Newsletter 

For the members of our Springbank Society,

Summer is certainly behind us now as autumn has heralded its arrival with a combination of a chilly breeze and series of storms over the past few weeks. Consequences have included the relatively trivial (Springbank Towers are absolutely freezing) to the more serious (the high rainfall has caused a landslide on the A83, closing the road and leading to a diversion of 58 miles).  It could be a long, cold winter… guess we will have to enjoy a few drams to warm ourselves up.

In this Quarterly Newsletter we shall discuss some Distillery news, bring you exciting new bottling announcements and update you on our Sales Team’s upcoming trips and events.

And for UK based Society members, we are going to point you in the direction of a recent TV programme focusing on Kintyre – information on that can be found towards the end of this email.

Distillery News

The production year started afresh in August and it’s full steam ahead here in Campbeltown.  This year production will increase to 400,000 litres between both Springbank and Mitchell’s Glengyle distilleries. Five years ago, annual production was 125,000 litres in total so output has increased significantly over this period. Kilkerran will be produced at Glengyle distillery for 3 months this year, so the future is looking very exciting for our sister distillery. The malt barns are back in operation too and the distillery staff have been malting local barley for the last few weeks.

The distillery shop is beginning to look like it has always been there. The new warehouse being built between Springbank and Glengyle now has foundations and a cement floor in place. This is a long term project and we will provide updates to members as the construction continues. This monster racked warehouse will be a sibling to the other 2 racked warehouses we have, warehouses 6 and 15. We’re looking to forward to learning the number of this warehouse, safe in the knowledge that it can’t be any more confusing than the current situation where there are 8 warehouses in total but the numbered warehouses go up to 15.

Since we are discussing Distillery news, now seems like a good time to announce the release of 2 upcoming bottlings; 1 from Springbank and 1 from Glengyle.

Springbank 9 YO Local Barley 57.7%

The much anticipated 4th annual release of Local Barley from Springbank Distillery. A 9yo whisky at 57.7%, this offering is the penultimate release in our series of 5 annual Local Barley bottlings.

Kilkerran 8 YO Cask Strength 56.5%

Also coming soon: the newest edition of Kilkerran 8yo cask strength. This 56.5% abv release comes from our sister distillery, Mitchell’s Glengyle, the home of Kilkerran Single Malt.

You will all receive a Newsflash email to announce the launch date very soon to give you a chance to get your hands on a bottle or two. Also included in this Newsflash email will be a request for you all to not post any product details on social media as this counteracts the effect of members getting to know about launches in advance. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Next Society Bottle

Although the next Society exclusive release is not scheduled for release until February/March of 2019, we thought we would let you all know about the changes we will be implementing then. We have been aware that our existing methods of ordering and paying for bottles has become antiquated, slow and, due to the Society’s increasing membership, difficult to manage on our end so we have decided to make a change.

If you are a member of the Cadenhead Club run by our friends at Wm Cadenhead’s you will know that they recently entered the 21st century by allowing members to pay online for Club bottles and we are delighted to say we are following in their footsteps – thanks to feedback from members we have decided to adopt an online ordering and payment system in the interest of fairness and practicality. Long time members will be aware that occasionally we have to make changes to the way the Society is run due to its growing size and this is one of those situations.

Further details will be released nearer the time.

Events: Where can you find our Sales Team?

Over the next few months our dedicated and hard working Sales Team will be travelling the globe spreading the word of Springbank (+ Kilkerran) and sharing a few drams with you all.  Below is a list of dates, places and events detailing what our sales team will be up to in the near future.

November:

10th: Glasgow Whisky Festival – Grant Macpherson will be in attendance at the Glasgow Whisky Festival. Join Grant in Glasgow as he shares drams of Springbank, Longrow, Hazelburn and Kilkerran. Full details on the show can be found here.

10th & 11th: Spirits in the Sky – David Allen and Mitch Graham will be in Belgium for Spirits in the Sky. Find out more details on one of our favourite events here.

15th-17th: Malta Whisky Festival – Ronan Currie and Mitch Graham travel to Malta for Market and Account visits on the 15th before attending the show on 16th + 17th. We are also hosting a tasting on each night too.

22nd-25th: Whisky und Rum Schiff – Melanie Stanger is in Zurich representing Springbank at Whisky & Rumschiff Zurich.

23th & 24th: Dublin Whisky Festival – Grant Macpherson takes the first of two back-to-back trips out of the UK (he is heading to Zurich at the end of November) as he attends the Dublin Whisky Live event.

24th: Drambusters – Ranald Watson will be at Drambusters Whisky Festival in Dumfries on Saturday 24th November. We look forward to seeing you all in Dumfries.

23rd-29th: South Korea Tasting Tour – Ronan Currie will be in Seoul, Korea for Market and Account visits between 23rd and 28th November 2018. Further details can be found on our website.

26th-30th: Sales Manager David Allen and Mitch Graham are in the Netherlands for a sales tour on the week commencing Monday 26th November.

29th – 1st December:  Whiskyschiff Zurich Albisgutli – Grant Macpherson will be in Zurich at the end of November for Whiskyschiff representing Kilkerran Single Malt. For full details – click here

Events taking place further in the future will be included in the next Quarterly Newsletter and, please remember, the Events Section of the Springbank Website is updated whenever we have new information to share with you all.

Springbank Website – Events Page

Social Media

You can follow Springbank on Social Media:

Facebook – Official Springbank Whisky

Twitter – @Springbank1828

Instagram- springbank1828

You can follow Kilkerran Single Malt on Facebook and Instagram too.

Finally, if you are missing Kintyre, we recommend catching up on Paul Murton’s excellent series, Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs, series 2, episode 6, Decline and Fall which takes you on a picturesque and informative tour of the Kintyre peninsula. You can find it on the BBC iPlayer (originally broadcast on BBC 2, Monday 15 October at 7.30pm).  Unfortunately, this is only available to those living in UK.

Thanks for reading the Springbank Society Quarterly Newsletter of (late) autumn 2018.

As usual, if you have any questions or queries you can contact us via email at the following address – society@springbank.scot

Goodbye for now…

But you’ll be hearing from us again very soon!

Slainte
Springbank Society
The Springbank Team

Springbank Distillers

www.springbank.scot

To join the Springbank Society contact them via society@springbank.scot 

Mortlach 25 Year Old Platinum Old & Rare at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Mortlach 25 Year Old Platinum Old & Rare

Awarded “Whisky of the Year 2018″ in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge

Distilled in September 1992 at Mortlach distillery in Speyside, this single cask expression is part of Hunter Laing & Co’s Platinum Old & Rare series. Matured for a quarter of a century in a single sherry butt, only 319 bottles were filled in September 2017, each one at a natural cask strength of 58.8% abv, free from chill-filtration and artificial colouring.

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Isle of Arran Distillers launch exclusive small batch bottling – Scotch Whisky News

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Isle of Arran Distillers launch exclusive small batch bottling

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd have launched an exclusive whisky bottling in collaboration with Royal Mile Whiskies and Edinburgh bar Nauticus.

The expression from the island distillers, which has been fully matured in Tuscan wine casks, is a limited edition with just 900 bottles being made available from 31st October.

This is due to the fact that only three French oak casks, which previously held Sassicaia red wine, were filled with Arran spirit in 2008.

The result is a whisky that remains true to The Arran Malt’s traditional style, while the use of the distinctive casks impart rich flavours of spices and fruit.

The nose has been described as ‘profound and fruity with black forest gateau, cherry, dark chocolate and sticky dates’ and tasting notes include ‘red berry and hedgerow fruit cut through with clove and cracked black pepper’.

A special launch event at Nauticus, Leith’s newest bar opened by renowned Edinburgh drinks mavericks Iain McPherson and Kyle Jamieson, allowed a select few to experience the whisky before going on sale to the public.

The duo behind Nauticus have previously been instrumental in a number of top cocktail bars across the city, including Panda & Sons, Hoot The Redeemer, Bon Vivant and The Devil’s Advocate. Their newest venture on Duke Street harks back to Leith’s trading past while championing exceptional Scottish liquor and produce, including The Arran Malt.

Commenting on the release, Arthur Motley, of Royal Mile Whiskies said: “When talking about the project with the team at Nauticus, we began by looking for a high quality whisky matured exclusively in wine casks as we knew this is exactly what Leith merchants would have done centuries ago.

“We are all big fans of The Arran Single Malt so it was great news to find they had some very special stock available.”

The exclusive collaboration bottling will be available to purchase through Royal Mile Whiskies, retailing at £64.95 in their Edinburgh and London shops and online at www.royalmilewhiskies.com

The Isle of Arran Distillers are currently constructing the Lagg distillery in the South of the island, which is expected to be fully operational in 2019 further increasing production capacity to 2 million litres.

Recent developments at the new site include the delivery of copper pot stills and the completion of three warehouse buildings

There is the opportunity for whisky aficionados to become part of the exciting story of the Lagg Distillery, by becoming member’s of the Lagg Cask Society, which includes ownership of one of the first casks to be filled at the new distillery. For more information, visit www.laggwhisky.com


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