New Products

Kilchoman Keeps Impressing With Their Limited Releases – Scotch Whisky News

Kilchoman Keeps Impressing With Their Limited Releases!

9th Edition 100% Islay

Distilled from the 2007 and 2009 barley crops, the 9th edition is a vatting of 43 ex-Bourbon barrels matured for over nine years in the on-site dunnage warehouses.  Bottled at 50% abv, they’ve released a total of 12,000 bottles which are available now.

Released annually since 2011, the 100% Islay range is distilled solely from barley grown in the distillery’s surrounding fields before being malted, distilled, matured, and eventually bottled on site.  It’s an unmatched, unbroken chain of creation from barley to bottle.

NOSE: Citrus sweetness, apricots, juniper, and wild herbs.

PALATE: Layers of lemon tart, vanilla, briny peat, smoke, and dark maple syrup.

FINISH: Long, clean, oily and intense as flavors fight for supremacy.

2010 Vintage

The 2010 Vintage 9 year old is a vatting of 42 fresh Bourbon barrels and three Oloroso Sherry butts filled in 2010 and matured for over nine years.  This is the first non-single-cask age stated release.

NOSE: Bright notes of lemon zest, melted butter, sweet spices, and damp, smoldering peat smoke.

PALATE: Dried seaweed, chimney smoke, cloves, sweet tobacco, banana, and linseed oil.

FINISH: Dried apricot, vanilla, and rounded peat smoke.

By the way, the ImpEx Cask Evolution of 2019 – 100% Islay matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask was gone out of our warehouse in less than two hours.  If you really want to get a hold of this bottle, please check with a retailer near you, or connect with us and let us know where you reside or prefer to shop.Since you’ve made it this far into the email, here’s a mesmerizingly beautiful video of Kilchoman and the Machir Bay beach, with thoughts on the whisky from the man himself – Anthony Wills.

Thanks again for being part of our family and enjoying these fine whiskies with us!

We’ll be in touch about other exciting news as the year drinks on … 🥃

Please feel free to reach out for more details on the bottling:

McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon Whiskey – American Whiskey News

McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) ($44.99)

One of New York state’s best craft distilleries delivers a masterpiece with a bottled in bond wheated bourbon. Situated on the east shore of Lake Seneca in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, McKenzie has always made their whiskies with locally sourced NY grain and dedicated themselves to environmental stewardship. They were a huge hit here at K&L many years ago when they were brand new with baby aged whiskey. Today they’re better than ever. By law the bottled in bond is at least 4 years old, but the whiskey here is older than the legal minimum. The rich and creamy texture is perfect at 100 proof. With the sky high demand for wheated bourbon, I don’t expect us to be able to keep this in stock, but it would be unfair to compare it with Weller or Pappy. The real story here is in the curation of exceptionally high quality grains grown in the bread basket of New York. The distillation ends at a slightly lower proof to preserve more of the inherent wheat and corn flavors in the final product. The quality of the whiskey is superb. It’s dense, rich, smooth as silk, and wildly flavorful.

Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: June 05, 2019

The best wheated bourbon on our shelf. Full Stop. A few things are done differently at the Finger Lakes Distillery to make Mckenzie that contribute to it’s full and intense flavor. All of the grain is grown locally in New York state before being distilled to a lower than normal proof, retaining more flavor. The second distillation is carried out on a thumper, an old school technique given up for modern efficiency by most Kentucky producers. It is then barreled at a ridiculously low 100 proof in barrels made from 36 month air dried staves. The end result of these expensive choice is that you need to add almost no water when it comes time to bottle – yet again, the result is MORE flavor. Just ask Michter’s who barrels at 103 proof! Each of these production choices sets Mckenzie apart, but the true test comes down to what’s in the bottle. Pour a slug of this into a glass and let it sit for a moment. You won’t even have to nose the glass before you smell the rich caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, and mellow grain wafting up. Put the liquid to your lips and the first thing you notice is the texture. It’s full bodied and creamy. The flavors expand across the palate as a repeat of the nose with the added complexity of cinnamon, nutmeg, and very gentle wood tannin. The finish flourishes into an array of pepper, cocoa, caramel, sweet tea, and caramelized sugar. The 100 proof ties every aspect together in harmony. A complete bourbon and an incredibly showing for the Burdett, NY distillery.

Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: June 05, 2019

Could this be the best wheated Bourbon in the store? You need to try it to find out, but everyone at K&L is on board with that statement. With some of the big names in wheated Bourbon, like Pappy and Weller, now impossible to come by, it’s really reassuring to know we can still find something of this incredible quality and taste available. It’s great to be able to support the craft distillers in this era of giant conglomerates and McKenzie’s attention to detail and dedication to this spirit is evident in this bottling. Not too shabby at all.

Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: June 04, 2019

A wheated Bourbon for all seasons! I normally gravitate toward high-rye American whiskeys, but I like this wheater because it’s no pushover. The nose begins with some of the more gentle scents one might expect from wheated Bourbon: breadiness, breakfast brioche, butter toffees, and baked fruits. However, this is not any old wheated Bourbon because it happens to be Bottled in Bond which ensures a decent level of maturity and 100 proof. Sandalwood pops out of the oak char notes and then the booze turns spicy (not into Rye territory, but enough to liven the glass). Clove begets allspice begets savory anise that reminds me of European black licorice candies. As the Bourbon ebbs to its long finish, the fruit flavors bob in and out between those spicy notes and polished wood tannins.

New Arrivals at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

2014 Bunnahabhain (Staoisha Heavily Peated) 4 Year Old “Signatory Un Chillfiltered Collection” Dechar/Rechar Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $69.99 View

2006 Glenlivet 12 Year Old “Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection” 1st Fill Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $99.99 View

2007 Unnamed Speyside (Macallan) 12 Year Old “Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection” 2nd Fill Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $109.99 View

Phone: (877) KL-WINES (Toll Free 877.559.4637)
K&L Wine Merchants 3005 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94061 USA
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

*NEW RELEASE* Sullivans Cove Old & Rare American Oak 18yo HH0107 – Tasmanian Whiskey News


This batch of Old & Rare American Oak Single Cask is now availiable for purchase, exclusively to our mailing list members. HH0107 was distilled in the final days of the last millennium (December 1999), and decanted in June of 2018 after a maturation of eighteen years and seven months, making this the oldest single cask whisky ever released by Sullivans Cove. Aged in a single, 200L American oak ex-bourbon cask, the final whisky yield was only 208 bottles at 47.4% abv.

Each bottle comes in a unique, hand made, solid oak presentation box, and includes a letter of authenticity signed by Head Distiller Patrick Maguire and Production Manager Heather Tillott. Whiskies of this age are incredibly rare in the still-young Australian whisky industry, so these few bottles represent a literal liquid history for you to enjoy.

Nose: The scent of coconut slice and lemon blossom make the mouth water from the first smell, followed by a rainforest song of waxy flowers, wet earth, green leaves and toasted nuts.

Palate: Waxy bananas, orange peel, coconut, strawberries and cream lollies alongside gingerbread, cacao nibs, sourdough bread crumbs and a consistent  note of pineapple.

Finish: Toasted nuts, vanilla, aniseed and coconut, riding on a wave of pineapple all the way to the horizon.


Whisky Advent Calendars at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Whisky News

Whisky Advent Calendars 

A wee dram of whisky is one of few things better than chocolate. Count yourself down to Christmas with these grown-up advent calendars! Pre-order yours today to guarantee delivery. Each day of advent get a 3cl dram to keep you in the Christmas spirit all the way up until the big day! From Scotch, American Whiskey, Irish Whiskey and Japanese there’s something for every taste!

24 Advent Drams – Whisky Advent Calendar

Count down the days to Christmas with a dram a day! This spectacular whisky Advent Calendar features 3cl drams from some of Scotland’s finest distilleries (encompassing all six whisky regions), some world whiskies, and a blend or two for good measure.


Buy Now

The Boubon Advent Calendar

£149.95 Buy Now

The World Whisky Advent Calendar

£149.95 Buy Now

The Irish Whiskey Advent Calendar

Buy Now

The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar

£149.95 Buy Now

The Old and Rare Whisky Advent Calendar

£999.95 Buy Now


 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, 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.

Instagram – Facebook – Twitter @jurawhisky


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.


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


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

Buy Now

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

Buy Now

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

Buy Now

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.


HUGO CAPRICHOSO | Brand Development Manager CLAXTON’S UK

Powered by WordPress