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Loch Lomond Whiskies – The Official Spirit of The Open at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Loch Lomond Whiskies – The Official Spirit of The Open

Celebrate the 148th Open Championship with a stunning Loch Lomond Whisky, The Official Spirit of The Open.

This unpeated expression was distilled at Loch Lomond distillery in May 2004 using the straight neck pot still. Matured in a recharred Amercian oak butt (#1912) for more than a decade, this single cask expression was specially selected by golfer Colin Montgomerie in partnership with Master Distiller Michael Henry and bottled in celebration of the 2018 Open golf championship at Carnoustie.

Bottled at 51.2% abv, only 324 bottles were produced, each one bearing the signature of Montgomerie. Rich and lush with soft candied notes and a nutty spice. Elegant oak and sweet vanilla mingle with spicy ginger and melted brown sugar.

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Colin Montgomerie Single Cask

70cl / 51.2% abv
£80.00 (Online Exclusive Price)

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A Classic Bottling for All Fans of Japanese Whisky Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony – Japanese Whisky news

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A Classic Bottling for All Fans of Japanese Whisky
Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony” ($74.99)
“Exemplary blending skills and classically Hibiki.” —Whisky Advocate

While age-statement whiskies from Japan appear to have gone the way of the dodo, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your whisky fix from the Land of the Rising Sun. Suntory’s “Hibiki Japanese Harmony,” while not bearing an age-statement, still offers the classic profile collectors and connoisseurs expect from this legendary distiller. While there may have been a bit of skepticism when Suntory announced the inaugural release of “Harmony,” any hesitation was quickly swept away upon tasting. A beautiful whisky by any measure, it is delightfully complex while remaining approachable and utterly delicious from the first sip to the last. Smoky flavors mingle with subtle touches of oak, lemon, toffee, and vanilla. Perhaps most striking is how gracefully elegant the delivery is, especially given its underlying power and verve. Very attractively priced at under $75, the “Harmony” is a very affordable way to enjoy a classic Japanese whisky from one of the most highly regarded distillers in the world. Our allocations of “Harmony” always sell in the blink of an eye, so don’t delay in securing your bottles.

Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony” Japanese Whisky (750ml) ($74.99)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: “The newest blended whisky offering from Hibiki is burnished gold in the glass and has a bold aroma that mixes vanilla, fresh pear and a hint of smoke. The smokiness comes forward at the first sip, wrapping around a core of oak and vanilla custard and finishing long, with a mouthwatering bitter chocolate note. *Best of 2016* (KN)” (03/2016)

90 points Whisky Advocate: “Poised and complex, with typically lifted fruitiness: strawberry ice cream, pineapple, peach, balanced by delicate oak, bamboo shoot-like delicacy, then lemon. The palate is more rounded than that very forward nose, with toffee notes adding some weight. A touch of smoke comes along in the mid-palate, before fruits and caramelized coffee biscuits. Water allows the flavors to flood the palate. Exemplary blending skills and classically Hibiki. (DB, Winter 2015)” (12/2015)

Wine & Spirits: “You can’t be a Japanese whisky enthusiast without having noticed that there’s a shortage of the stuff. What once was readily available is now hard to find. What once was affordable now costs various bodily limbs. It is due to more than a fad. The best Japanese whisky is remarkable stuff, and none are better than the top single malts from Suntory, Yamazaki, Hakushu and the blended whisky Hibiki. Hibiki comes in 12-, 17- and 21-year-old expressions, but even the youngest of these is now allocated. Harmony, the newest release, carries no age statement, indicating that it contains younger whiskies than other bottlings. Nevertheless, this is a welcome concession, with Suntory’s classic sense of balance, nuance and delicacy. *Best of 2015* (JM)” (11/2015)

K&L Notes: The newest incarnation of Suntory’s hugely popular Hibiki series, this time without an age statement attached. The same soft, mellow, vanilla-laden flavor is still here, however. It’s a true harmony of pure Hibiki flavor.

Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: July 10, 2019

If you haven’t had Hibiki Harmony recently, you must retry it. In all honesty, it’s not something we’ve opened for the staff here in a long time since it is so tightly allocated and sells out so quickly. It just wasn’t necessary. With our most recent drop of one of the most asked for Japanese whiskies on the market, I decided it was time to make sure the staff all knew what exactly we had. I must say, I was blown away by the richness in particular. The flavors are a delight, with crisp apple, fresh stone fruits, a touch of piquant pepper and a surprising amounts of vanilla and caramel. The palate has much more weight, presumably from a higher malt content, than I recall. It coats the tongue, but is never heavy. The finish is clean and bright and decidedly entices you to have another sip. We spend most of the year out of stock on this whisky just sadly telling customers, “no, it’s not available.” Today, we are sitting flush and want to let everyone know it’s here. The trick is, with the insane popularity of all true Japanese whisky, it won’t be here for long.

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Prime whiskies you won’t find anywhere else – Scotch Whisky News

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Whiskies you won’t find anywhere else 

Here at The Whisky Shop we pride ourselves on finding the very best casks and bottlings exclusively for our customers. Take a look at a handful of our favourites, we’re so proud of these whiskies and they can’t be found anywhere else, not even a certain retailer this Prime Day…

GlenDronach 1992

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Single Cask #64
£259.00 Buy Now

Glen Scotia
1999 Single Cask

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£135.00
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Loch Lomond
2004 Single Cask

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£110.00
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Old Pulteney
2007 Single Cask

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£110.00
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Glenrothes 1968
Cask 13504

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£5,400.00 Buy Now

Maker’s Mark Private Select

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Batch #2 £85.00 

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Macallan 18yo on Sale at Milroys of Soho – Scotch Whisky News

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Flash Deal Macallan 18

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Arguably the pinnacle of Macallan’s portfolio, the 18 year expression is aged in the finest Spanish sherry casks giving the spirit its distinctive rich and unctuous flavour profile.

£220

Stocks are limited.

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Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon – American Whiskey News

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Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)

 If you wondered when you saw ‘50%,’ this is indeed bottled in bond whiskey, with all the requirements that go with it. The nose is just this side of hot and brings parched corn, sawn maple wood, spicy hard candy, and dry spearmint leaf. Bright and spicy on the tongue; more candy and honey, and hints of teaberry and licorice that develop into the finish. A better package of flavor and price than the earlier Taylor releases; quite enjoyable. (LB, Spring 2013)

$39.99

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The Colonel E.H.Taylor Bourbon is named for one of the founding fathers of the modern bourbon industry. Edmund Haynes Taylor, an honorary “Kentucky Colonel,” was a descendant of two presidents (Madison & Taylor) and one of Kentucky’s last surviving Bourbon Aristocrats. The Colonel purchased the famous Old Fire Copper (O.F.C.) Distillery at the close of the Civil War. There he introduced scientific method to the production of bourbon, modernized equipment and set standards of production that became ubiquitous for quality bourbon production for the next century. He sold this distillery to George T. Stagg and it would eventually become known as Buffalo Trace. Taylor was a crusader for higher quality standards across the industry and ultimately help pass the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act. No single person can claim as much responsibility for the quality of modern bourbon whiskey as this man. This wonderful Bottled in Bond Small Batch Bourbon, named in his honor, has been extremely hard to get since its release in 2013. It’s won countless gold medals in competitions around the world and a rare 5 star review from renowned spirits reviewer F. Paul Pacult. Some of our competitors feel comfortable charging upwards of $80 for this same bottle due to scarcity. In a world where getting a bottle of Elmer T. Lee, George T. Stagg, or Blanton’s has become next to impossible, finding a bottle of Taylor for $40 is a coup. E.H. Taylor is right at home in the company of luminaries like these.

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How The Macallan Made the Call – Scotch Whisky News

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In Pursuit of Something GreaterThere comes a point in every journey, and any endeavour, where bold decisions must be made. With the help of Dutch film-maker Juriaan Booij, we’ve created a film about two decisive turning points that have helped define the course of The Macallan.

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The first of these touches on the origins of our decision to use sherry-seasoned oak casks, tracing this pursuit through to today where you meet one of our team, David. He’s responsible for ensuring the best European oak is used in the cooperages of Jerez de la Frontera. Here, the oak staves are turned into casks, filled with sherry and held for two years before making their voyage to the North of Scotland and our Distillery on the River Spey.

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The second decision centres on our new Distillery, the destination of our casks. You will meet George, our Head of Engineering, who helped us to build a new brand home that embodies our pursuit of the exceptional, designed in harmony with the beauty of our natural surroundings and providing a foundation for future generations.

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Beach fire cooking with Wemyss Malts – Scotch Whisky News

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Wemyss Malts took the opportunity to enjoy one of those rare sunny Scottish days to partner with Just Love Food Leith’s Claudia Escobar; our local foraging and wild cook experts and create some mighty, beach fire cooked delicacies infused with our latest whisky releases…

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AN ANTIQUE ARMCHAIR AVAILABLE NOW!

BUNNAHABHAIN I 1987 I 451 BOTTLES I 70CL | 46% abv.

The second exclusive release for the Wemyss Malts Cask Club; An Antique Armchair is an astonishing single cask single malt from Bunnahabhain distillery…

Maker’s Mark Private Select Batch #2 Exclusive at The Whisky Shop – American Whiskey News

 

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Maker’s Mark Private Select Batch #2 Exclusive

This limited edition single barrel bourbon from Maker’s Mark is one of the first of its kind and an exclusive to The Whisky Shop. Taking inspiration from the process used to create Maker’s 46, this Kentucky bourbon is crafted from a barrel made from a bespoke selection of different wooden staves, chosen by a team from The Whisky Shop. Limited to just 252 bottles.

£85.00

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Cooper’s Mark Small Batch Bourbon at The Party Source – American Whiskey News

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Cooper’s Mark Small Batch Bourbon

750 ml Bottle

A blend of 4, 5, and 6-year-old bourbon. A pale golden color with aromas of whole nuts, nougat, and caramel follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium body with grain cereal, anise, and spice notes. Finishes with a solid toast and toffee fade. -89 Points, Beverage Tasting Institute

ON SALE $19.98

Introducing The Macallan Boutique, Dubai International (DXB) – Scotch Whisky News

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A GATEWAY TO THE WORLD OF THE MACALLAN

Discover a welcoming and immersive experience at our new Macallan Boutique at the world’s busiest airport, Dubai International, in partnership with luxury retailer Le Clos. Explore the full breadth of Macallan whiskies, some of which are exclusive to our Boutiques, in a luxury retail environment which echoes the design of our Distillery and Visitor Experience at the heart of The Macallan Estate.

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The stunning, signature oak lattice is the centrepiece in the Boutique, echoing the complex roof design of our brand’s home in Speyside, Scotland.

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The Macallan brand stories, shot in stunning cinematography, will be showcased alongside virtual reality content that transports you to Speyside to explore the history behind The Macallan Estate.

Our Boutique team are ready to welcome you at Terminal 3, Concourse B.

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