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Kilkerran and Springbank at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News



Kilkerran 12 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($64.99)

When the doors opened at the Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery in March of 2004, it became the first new distillery to open in Campbeltown in more than 125 years. Campbeltown, once the center of whisky production for Scotland, had been hit hard over the last century and had dwindled down to two distilleries – Springbank and Glen Scotia. When the SWA threatened to take away the Campbeltown appellation, Springbank was told a region needed at least three distilleries to consider itself a specific locale. The decision was then made to reopen the long-dormant Glengyle distillery located immediately next door to Springbank. Kilkerran is the name that was chosen for the single malt produced at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery because the name Glengyle is already used for a blended Highland malt and they also wished to avoid any possible confusion between the newest single malt to come from the Campbeltown region and a pre-existing blended Highland malt. The flavor of the Kilkerran is a little bit of everything, but it most closely resembles a more expressive version of Oban 14. If you like light, yet round; soft, yet supple; and mild, yet slightly peaty whiskies with perfect harmony and balance, this one’s for you.

Springbank 25 Year Old Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky (750ml) ($799.99)

This is a much-anticipated new release from Springbank, the oldest independent family-owned distillery in Scotland. It’s been matured in Bourbon, Sherry, and Port casks for a trifecta of deep, nuanced flavor. From the producer: “The nose is rich with a peated Port influence. It’s redolent of the dunnage warehouse in which it was matured. Fruity too, but this time berries to the fore: blackberries, cranberries, and strawberries. The Port wine influence is perfectly balanced with flavours of sherry, plum jam, blood oranges, and pink grapefruit. The finish is long, soft and elegant, with earthy, peaty and woody qualities.” There are only 1200 bottles of this in the world, so snatch this up!


THE LOST DISTILLERY COMPANY at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whsiky News



In the last century, almost one hundred of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries have been closed or destroyed. This accounts for nearly half of all distilleries that have ever existed in Scotland. Global economic downturn, over-production, world wars and prohibition have all contributed to the loss of so many distilleries. As a result of all of these factors, many unique and venerable brands have been lost to the world. Until Now… “The Lost Distillery Company creates present day expressions of these lost whisky legends.” Next day delivery available on UK orders


The Lost Distillery Co. Lossit

Part of the Classic Selection from The Lost Distillery Co., this marriage of 100% aged single malt Scotch whiskies aims to recreate the whisky of the now lost Lossit distillery of Islay. Operational from 1817-1867, Lossit was a farm distillery that became the biggest producer of whisky on Islay during the industry’s formative years. The nose has the characteristic peat along with pear and almond milk. The palate is elegant with a peat and pepper balance, before smoke flows to a long finish.

£49.99 Buy Now


The Lost Distillery Co. Jericho

A superb blended malt Scotch whisky which seeks to reinterpret the whisky of the now lost Jericho distillery of Aberdeenshire. Operating from 1822-1913, including a name change to Benachie in its latter stages, the distillery was one of the first to adopt sherry casks for maturation. The nose offers fruitcake, tangerine and marzipan. The palate has notes of fresh coffee and soft wood spices, while the finish is rich in sweet spices.

The Lost Distillery Co. Gerston

This blended malt Scotch whisky aims to recreate the style of whisky from Caithness’ now lost distillery of Gerston in Halkirk. Operational from 1796-1882, Gerston was a favourite among such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel as well as enjoying export to Calcutta and Buenos Aires. The nose has sweet toffee and ripe fruits. The palate brings soft caramel with a salty note, before a whiff of smoke and lingering salt in the finish.


The Lost Distillery Co. Auchnagie

Auchnagie is a marriage of 100% aged single malt Scotch whiskies, recreating the signature malt of the now lost Auchnagie Highland distillery. One of several farm distilleries in the Ballinluig area of Perthshire during the 19th century, Auchnagie was founded in 1812 and had a varied existence until it was acquired by John Dewar & Son to form the heart of the Dewar’s blend. The nose is floral with honey and ceral notes. The palate is rich in dried fruit with peppery aspects, before a citrus influence in the sweet finish.

£49.99 Buy Now

ROYAL SALUTE 21 YEAR OLD GIFT PACK at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


Royal Salute 21 Year Old Gift Pack

This limited edition gift pack designed by Tom Lane, one of Britain’s foremost calligraphy artists and illustrators, contains a bottle and miniature of Royal Salute 21 Year Old. Initially produced in 1953 for the Queen’s coronation and drawing from the exceptional range of casks laid down over the years by Chivas Brothers in the Highlands of Scotland, Charles Julien, Master Blender, skilfully married the powerful flavours of whiskies aged no less than 21 years to craft a blend fit for royalty.

£135 Buy Now

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Belle Meade Bourbon Madeira Cask Finish – Last week we had a single malt Scotch finished in a Malmsey Madeira cask. This week it’s a Tennessee Bourbon (yes, you read that right), finished in a Madeira cask. The newest special selection from Nelson Green Brier, this bottling is a blend of 6 to 9-year-old high-rye bourbon barrels finished in the sun-baked Madeira casks. All of the age on the bourbon, coupled with the Madeira finish, and non-chill filtered at bottling means this juice is absolutely packed with flavor. Expect everything from traditional baking spices of cinnamon, clove, and vanilla, to honey and caramel, little hints of nuts and dried red fruit, maybe a kiss of mint and some chocolatey tones; it’s a flavor bomb. For the true whisky enthusiast, get a bottle of the Glenmorangie Bacalta to try first, and then try this after. It will be a cool study in how a Malmsey Madeira cask finish affects a single malt versus a bourbon.


Minor Case Straight Rye Whisky – From the Limestone Branch Distillery, this is a sherry finished two years aged rye. The name is a tribute to Limestone Branch Distillery’s owners’ grandfather, Minor Case Beam. Minor Case made rye whisky before prohibition. The bottle is beautiful in and of itself. It’s embossed with the Minor Case Beam crest that minor used to put on his labels.  The whisky is nice and is exactly what you’d expect from a rye finished in a sherry barrel. It is rich rye spice wrapped in red fruit.


Linkwood 37yr Single Malt – Here’s a real treat. Linkwood is a bit of a house favorite here at The Party Source. We have long recommended the independent bottlings from Gordon & MacPhail. So it is with great excitement we now have this distillery edition 37-year-old to offer you! This bottle should be nothing short of a wonderful dram and should show a lovely depth of flavor with both floral and fruit notes alike.


Royal Brackla 12yr Single Malt – Here’s the first time in a long time that we’ve been able to offer whisky from Royal Brackla. In 1835, Brackla was the first distillery to be granted the royal warrant; meaning it provided goods to the royal household. It’s an oloroso matured single malt, and undeniably so. Aromas and flavors of ginger, cocoa powder, almonds, apples abound in this delicious malt.


Bunnahabhain Single Malts – We’ve been able to offer you some fantastic independent bottlings from Bunnahabhain, and now we can offer you the distillery selections too! The Bunnahabhain 12 year and Toiteach are both excellent pours. Pronounced boon – a – ha – vin, is one of the great distilleries from Islay (pronounced eye – luh). The 12yr is a nice soft mix of smoke, vanilla, oak, and fruit (cherry?). The Toiteach, which is Gaelic for smoky, delivers a nice, well integrated but ever present gentle smokiness amidst some fruit and spice. Best yet, these are both of natural color and non-chill filtered!


New whiskies – including Longrow 18 at Arkwrights – Scotch Whisky News


There’s been a lot of interest in the latest Springbank releases so just to let you know that the eagerly awaited annual release of Longrow 18, along with the Limited Edition 8 year old Kilkerran cask strength and a luscious Hazelburn 13 year old sherrywood, are now in stock. You can find them in our New Products section, along with other whiskies that include the first two bottles of a limited edition series from Tomatin that are both affordable and tasty!




Matured in Oloroso casks the tasting notes for this make it sound irrestible for those of you who love a rich and sweet style of whisky.
Nose – Initially raisins, marzipan, Demerara sugar followed by treacle, sticky toffee and wood shavings.
Taste – Homemade strawberry jam, sugary and filled with cream, orange zest, brandy snaps and a white chocolate creme brûlée.
Finish – Chocolate orange, crazy coffee liqueur, buttered popcorn, cocoa beans and mocha coffee with a delicate finish of sweet orange marmalade.

Buy Online: £ 54.99



The first Black Art to be created by Adam Hannet since he took over from Jim McEwan as Head Distiller at Bruichladdich.

Buy Online: £ 249.99



We have a very limited amount of the Talisker 25 year old and the Talisker 30 year old 2012 Special Releases back in stock

Buy Online: £ 378.99



The first release in Tomatin’s Warehouse 6 collection and one of only 252 bottles. Matured in an Oloroso Sherry butt, this is rather special…

Buy Online: £ 2599.99



Tomintoul 48 Year Old 1967 Murray McDavid at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News


Tomintoul 48 Year Old 1967 Murray McDavid



Tomintoul 48 Year Old 1967 Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in first fill bourbon barrels #150031 & #150032 bottled October 2015 by Murray McDavid for the Mission Gold series. Tomintoul Distillery was built in 1964 and production began the following year at this Speyside malt whisky distillery. Its four stills produce mainly lightly peated whisky although small batches of highly peated whisky are produced annually. The core range includes the Tomintoul 10 Year Old and Tomintoul 14 Year Old. Independent bottlers including Hunter Laing and Gordon & MacPhail produce regular single cask expressions.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “New Release: No Ugly Ducklings” – Scotch Whisky News



This month we’ve released another nine single casks whiskies, available now online and in our Members’ Rooms. Fresh and full of flavour, these tempting whiskies have definite ‘WOW’ factor, not to mention some fantastic names and tasting notes. Open your mind and let your imagination run wild.


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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

Discover our latest Master of Photography – Scotch Whisky News


The Macallan x Steven Klein

Imagine a world where time stands still. Where your senses are heightened and the present moment is slowed, stretched, and distilled.

Welcome to the latest chapter in The Macallan Masters of Photography Series. A chapter that interprets an ingredient almost invisible, but absolutely fundamental in the making of The Macallan – TIME.

Steven Klein, our latest visual collaborator and one of the most provocative artists in photography and film, has broken beyond the still frame and altered the rhythm of the series, interpreting The Macallan within a moving image that distils a single moment, a world standing still.




The Macallan Distillers Ltd, Easter Elchies, Craigellachie, AB38 9RX, Scotland

One More Dram Kickstarter Campaign – Whisky News


One More Dram has launched a Kickstarter campaign ( seeking funding to mass produce and distribute a pocket-sized whisky journal. The journal provides a convenient way to record whisky tasting notes whether at home or on the go:

  • It’s small enough to fit in a pocket or purse and bring to a whisky bar or tasting
  • Provides plenty of space to write down tasting notes
  • Includes a color reference chart and table of contents
  • It’s designed with all whiskies in mind: Scotch, Bourbon, Irish, Canadian, Japanese, and other whiskies from around the world

The Kickstarter campaign has until May 11th to reach it’s fundraising goal. If successful, the whisky journal will begin shipping in June.” Kickstarter campaign video on YouTube

Four Roses 10 Year Old OBSV – K&L Exclusive – American Whiskey News


Four Roses 10 Year Old “OBSV – K&L Exclusive” Single Barrel Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)$64.99 View

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