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Scotch Malt Whisky Society of Canada April 2021 Outturn – Scotch Whisky News

Whether you’re tackling a high peak or exploring your surroundings, pick the perfect dram from our colourful collection to take your outdoor experience to new heights!

HILL-WALKING HAPPINESS

CASK NO. 68.41

CASK TYPE:  1st fill hogshead

AGE:  11 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Spicy & sweet

GIVING SPIRIT BOTTLE – see below

HEILAND COUP D’ETAT

CASK NO. 26.149

CASK TYPE:  2nd fill barrel

AGE:  8 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Oily & coastal

A DESERT ISLAND DR(E)AM

CASK NO. 35.275

CASK TYPE:  1st fill hogshead

AGE:  25 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Juicy, oak & vanilla

MONKBERRY MOON DELIGHT

CASK NO. 68.28

CASK TYPE:  Re-charred hogshead

AGE:  8 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Deep, rich & dried fruits

GOING THE EXTRA MILE(S)

CASK NO. 4.257

INITIAL CASK:  Ex-bourbon hogshead

FINAL CASK:  1st fill PX hogshead

AGE:  15 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Deep, rich & dried fruits

 JE SUIS BÛCHERON ET JE VAIS BIEN

CASK NO. 66.176

INITIAL CASK:  Refill hogshead

FINAL CASK:  2nd fill red wine barrique

AGE:  14 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Lightly peated

INTENSE SEASIDE EXPERIENCE

CASK NO. 53.329

CASK TYPE:  Refill hogshead

AGE:  12 years

FLAVOUR PROFILE:  Peated

THE GIVING SPIRIT PROGRAM

In January we introduced the Giving Spirit program as our way of giving back after a year where so many people and businesses were hit hard by Covid. We, too, felt the impact but we’re still here and are grateful for the support we’ve had.

With that in mind, we created the Giving Spirit program whereby every quarter we will donate to charity 100% of our profits from the sales of a particular bottle.

Our members stepped up in January, and the sales of 85.64 “Baked bananas and burnt bacon” from January’s Outturn resulted in our being able to donate $1464.75 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, an organization close to our hearts.  THANK YOU!

This quarter, we’ve chosen 68.41 “Hill-walking happiness” as the Giving Spirit bottle, with 100% of our profits going to the Canadian Cancer Society. We hope you’ll continue to support the program by buying this bottle of whisky.

A new bottling and a new charity will be selected in July so keep an eye on our Outturns to see which delicious bottle is selected as the Giving Spirit bottle, and know that you’re contributing to a great cause when you buy one.

Now that’s something to raise a glass to!

With thanks,

Rob & Kelly Carpenter, SMWSCanada

New Arrivals – Old Particular Single Cask Releases from Douglas Laing at Hard To Find Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

DOUGLAS LAING’S OLD PARTICULAR

Old Particular is a particularly unique series of individually hand-selected, aged Single Cask Single Malts and Single Grains from all over Scotland. Each is bottled exactly the way the Distiller intended: without colouring or chill-filtration, and at high alcohol strength. This combination allows the cask to retain the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit that enhance the quality of the nose, the mouthfeel and flavour profile of the Whisky. Keeping the spirit “as natural as it gets” allows you to experience the Whisky straight from the cask, transporting you to the distillery warehouse with every sip.

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Lady of the Glen New Releases at Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Lady of the Glen

The Quarter 2 Release from Gregor Hannah is here!

Lady of the Glen are fast becoming a hugely sought after and respected Independent Bottler. Getting known for such high quality casks is not easy in the current climate, however Lady of the Glen owner Gregor Hannah has managed to source some fantastic whisky. With carfeul cask management and an improving array of contacts, Gregor has managed to put together his most impressive release yet.

 

Whisky Wednesday Reviews Adelphi Blended Whisky 40% – Scotch Whisky News

Blended whisky is good. If you don’t like it then that’s fine. But, hear me out. What if it had some ‘funk’ to it? Some real character that could cut through and rival single malts at a similar price point…with a little more fun?

Adelphi Blended Whisky!

£24 with shipping, combining Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown single malts, with grain and then matured in Solera vats. The funk shines! It’s sweet and bright but has some dirty and coastal tones! Those west coast whiskies really pushing peat but also letting some charm shine through. Recommended by a viewer and a great addition to the whisky room.

https://youtu.be/I06XHZ_PQRg

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Spring 2021 Edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Series – American Whiskey News

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Spring 2021 Edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Series

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the release of the spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at eight years old. Comprised of barrels produced in spring of 2013, and bottled in spring of 2021, the seventh national release ushers in the latest hallmark series to the bottled-in-bond legacy.

Bottled in an ornate decanter, the spring edition denotes a green label, consistent across all spring releases. As was the case for the past editions, this edition’s tax strip, which has always been a signature of transparency on bottled-in-bond products, will disclose when the liquid was produced and bottled. The Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond spring edition will be available in the 750ml size on an allocated basis. It meets the strict requirements of a bottled-in-bond: the product of a single distillery from a single distilling season, aged a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof or 50% alcohol by volume. The edition is available at a suggested retail price of $85.

The spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the first 8-year-old of the nationally released series and features Bourbon pulled from three different rickhouses, on different floors, and two different production dates. As a leader of the Bottled-in-Bond category, Heaven Hill is proud to offer a premium, allocated product within this special class that showcases the authenticity and quality of the American Whiskey portfolio. Acquired in 1999 by Heaven Hill, the legendary Old Fitzgerald line is well-known for its distilling pedigree and intriguing story behind its namesake, John E. Fitzgerald.

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 63 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 www.heavenhilldistillery.com.

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

NEW! A.D. Rattray Cask Speyside 12 Year Old Sherry Finish – Scotch Whisky News

NEW RELEASE

CASK SPEYSIDE 12 YEAR OLD

SHERRY FINISH
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Discover the joyous diversity that can be found in malts from the Speyside region with our new Cask Speyside 12 Year Old, the latest addition to our Casks of Scotland range.

Our 12 year old has been matured in bourbon and then finished in sherry casks which have imparted rich, spiced berry and orchard fruit flavours. This new Cask Speyside malt is an indulgent contrasts to the refreshing citrus flavours of our Cask Speyside 10 Year Old and together they highlight the opposite ends of the flavour scale found in malts from this region.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Warm copper.
Nose: Almond icing, dusted cinnamon, red apple and blackcurrant.
Palate: Cherry plum, spiced honey and zesty orange marmalade.
Finish: Rolling gently through subtle spice to a lightly tart, bramble conclusion.

Non-chill filtered & Natural Colour. Available in 700ml. 46% Alc./Vol.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Elevate your flavour frontier” – Scotch Whisky News

Whether you’re tackling a high peak or exploring your surroundings, pick the perfect dram from our colourful collection of 22 new casks to take your experience to new heights!

OUTTURN HUB

VIEW NEW 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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New Just In! Start the month off right ✨ with Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

Fancy something new for the collection?

Happy April folks! What else but whisky to start off the month right? Oh, we do have some lovely new bottles in at the shop so have a wee browse and see if anything tickles your fancy. Or pop on over here to go straight to the whole range of new stock.

GLENALLACHIE RELEASES NEXT BATCH OF WORLD’S BEST SINGLE MALT – Scotch Whisky News

GLENALLACHIE RELEASES NEXT BATCH OF

WORLD’S BEST SINGLE MALT 

Batch 5 of the distillery’s acclaimed 10-year-old Cask Strength marks latest addition to core range 

The GlenAllachie Distillery today unveils a fifth batch of its cask strength 10-year-old single malt. The release follows the success of previous batches, most notably the fourth instalment which last week was awarded one of the most competitive and prestigious accolades: World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2021.

Held by Whisky Magazine, the World Whiskies Awards recognise the very best expressions from across the globe. An international judging panel carry out blind tastings to award the best whiskies within each category. Once these winners are determined for each region, they go head-to-head in the ‘World’s Best’ final judging. The GlenAllachie 10-year-old Batch 4 outperformed all of the competition to be named the World’s Best Single Malt in March 2021, just as the next instalment is launched.

Batch 5 (UK RRSP £58.99), which is a limited release of 4,500 cases worldwide, is a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry puncheons, Rioja barriques, and a small quantity of Virgin Oak casks expertly selected and blended by industry veteran and Master Distiller/Blender of the Year (World Whiskies Awards, 2020), Billy Walker.

Presented at natural strength of 55.9% ABV, without added colour or chill filtration, the punchy spirit promises waves of warming mocha, tangy orange zest, and winter spices, all alongside archetypal GlenAllachie sweet honey notes.

Commenting on the latest decade-old release, Walker revealed:

“It has been a true joy of mine to concoct every new batch of our 10-year-old, bottling each at cask strength to let the natural character and charm of the spirit reign supreme.

“Previous batches of our 10-year-old have set a high bar to meet, particularly the fourth batch which I am thrilled has been awarded World’s Best Single Malt – a long-held ambition of mine – but we’re excited to share this latest batch which delivers a moreish combination of freshly baked almond croissants, dark chocolate, and spicy cinnamon… a real treat!”

With the first batch revealed in November 2020, The GlenAllachie 21-year-old Cask Strength had been the latest addition to the core range, with hotly anticipated annual batch releases in the pipeline.

The GlenAllachie 10-year-old Cask Strength Batch 5 is available from specialist retailers globally, with a UK RRSP of £58.99.

ABOUT GLENALLACHIE:

One of Scotland’s few independently owned and managed distilleries, The GlenAllachie is led by industry veteran, Billy Walker, who boasts an almost 50-year tenure in whisky. With an emphasis on wood policy, The GlenAllachie’s cask budget for 2021 stands at an eye-watering £1m/$1.2m. With 16 on-site warehouses holding over 50,000 casks, we have complete control of the end-to-end maturation process.

The GlenAllachie focusses on quality over quantity, which is why we chose to reduce our production capacity from 4m to 500,000 Litres of Alcohol, and increase our fermentation period to 160 hours for an ester rich, fruity spirit.

We believe age and integrity matter, which is why all our whiskies carry an age statement, and are bottled at a minimum of 46% ABV, natural colour and non-chill filtered for maximum flavour experience.

Further information on the distillery and company can be found at www.theglenallachie.com

Facebook – @TheGlenAllachie

Twitter – @TheGlenAllachie

Instagram – @theglenallachie_

TASTING NOTES:

The GlenAllachie 10-year-old Cask Strength Batch 5 – 55.9% ABV

  • Colour: Rich Mahogany.
  • Nose: Lashings of heather honey, dark chocolate and mocha, with almonds, cinnamon and orange peel.
  • Taste: Waves of dark chocolate, raisins, treacle, almonds and heather honey, with orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg on the finish.

Dubliner Whiskey Partners with Irish Hip Hop Duo Tebi Rex to Celebrate its Contemporary New Design – Irish Whiskey News

Dubliner Whiskey Partners with Irish Hip Hop Duo Tebi Rex

to Celebrate its Contemporary New Design 

The Dubliner is rolling out a new design and marketing campaign set to breathe fresh life and style into the Irish Whiskey category 

Watch Tebi Rex launch video here: Tebi Rex – The Auld Triangle – YouTube                      

Distilled in the heart of the Liberties district of Dublin, the award-winning Dubliner whiskey isn’t changing what’s inside the bottle. The new logo and bottle design forgo traditional packaging in favour of an updated contemporary look and feel.

Created by an all-Irish team, the new design puts the focus squarely on the brand’s distinct personality and provenance, while the simplicity of the new packaging aims to reflect the straight-talking style for which Dubliners are renowned for.

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is part of the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s portfolio of Irish whiskeys, majority owned by Quintessential Brands. A young, dynamic team are hard at work to at The Dublin Liberties Distillery in the Liberties; opened in February 2019 and considered one of the leading players in reviving Dublin’s local whiskey production. The Dubliner range is available to purchase at www.theDLD.com  for €28.00 for 70cl bottle.

The new Dubliner Irish Whiskey look will be introduced across the brand’s core range: The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, a 3-year-old blended whiskey aged in bourbon casks; and The Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb. The new look packaging will be available in Ireland and the US from this month [March], with an introduction to other key markets later in the year. In addition, refreshed brand creative is being rolled out across the globe in 2021 – including a new website, advertising campaign and new communications on social media channels.

Bronagh Hunt, Global Brand Director, says; “Irish Whiskey is one of the most dynamic categories in the world currently, enjoying significant growth in the last year, but we believe there’s a great deal more growth yet to be unlocked by appealing to Gen Z and millennial consumers with The Dubliners distinct Bourbon Cask finish. The Dubliner offers outstanding quality and with its eye-catching new look, it is the complete package and really stands out on shelf. We’re excited to see how the new look is received by customers old and new, and while this year won’t be your usual St. Patrick’s Day, we do hope they’ll join us in raising a glass to Ireland. Here’s hoping we’re all back celebrating together next year”. 

Global Brand Manager, Darren Mooney, states, “Paying homage to our hometown, this fresh design aims to reflect the vibrant modern Dublin we know and love. Our aim was to create something bold, bright, and beautiful that can also be accessible. Whiskey is a great vehicle for bringing people together and, too often, old school tactics like confusing jargon and secret clubs can exclude people. Whiskey isn’t just for old, rich guys.”

NOTES

ABOUT THE DUBLINER

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey is part of the Dublin Liberties Distillery’s portfolio of Irish whiskeys, majority owned by Quintessential Brands. A young, dynamic distillery team are led by Distillery Manager John Park and located at The Dublin Liberties Distillery in the Liberties; opened in February 2019 and considered one of the leading players in reviving Dublin’s local whiskey production. The Dubliner range is available to purchase at www.theDLD.com. More information at: Dubliner Irish Whiskey – Dubliner Irish Whiskey (dublinerwhiskey.com) 

ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP

Established in 2011, Quintessential Brands Group is one of the most successful spirits companies to emerge from the UK in the last decade. The company offers a complete range of services and products to its customers across the world; producing and distributing some of the world’s most-loved spirits brands, including Greenall’s, the Original London Dry Gin, Opihr Spiced Gin and BLOOM Gin, as well as developing and producing some of the most commercially successful retailer brands of recent years for trade customers, and co-packing for some of the world’s most well-known spirits brands.

Recognised by the industry as International Spirits Challenge Gin Distiller of the Year five times in the last six years, Quintessential Brands is renowned for its unrivalled gin distilling capabilities heritage dating back to 1761 and is emerging as one of the most dynamic new entrants in the Irish whiskey market with the Dublin Liberties Distillery. With world-class product development and manufacturing at four world-class production sites across Europe and an award-winning premium brand portfolio comprised of English Gins, Irish Whiskeys, Irish Creams and Liqueurs, Quintessential Brands is committed to being the indispensable spirits partner of choice to its customers across the world, with customers and insights at the heart of everything we do.

Headquartered in London, Quintessential Brands Group distributes its brands and services through regional business units and distributors internationally.

For more information, visit the Quintessential Brands website: https://quintessentialbrands.com


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