Woodinville Whiskey Company Straight Rye Whiskey – American Whiskey News


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Surprise them with one of the only 100% straight rye whiskies produced: a whiskey with all the traditional rye spice and flavor that rye whiskey drinkers love. And then some…This 100% rye starts with pure, traditionally-grown rye cultivated exclusively for us on the Omlin family farm in Quincy, Washington. The grain is mashed, distilled & barreled in our Woodinville distillery – then trucked back over the Cascade Mountains to our private barrel houses, where Central Washington’s extreme temperature cycles promote the extraction of natural flavors from the oak.

Prior to being coopered, the barrel wood is seasoned in open air, rain, wind, sun and snow for eighteen months softening the wood’s harsh tannins. They are then slowly toasted and heavily charred to further enrich the wood’s desirable flavors. The result of this meticulous process yields a truly hand-crafted whiskey with aromas of cinnamon, clove, and fruit leather, and notes of caramel, wood spice, and honey on the palate with a long, memorable finish that will leave you anticipating your next sip.


Opening of Raasay Distillery’s Accommodation – Scotch Whisky News

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Opening of Raasay Distillery’s accommodation

With the Raasay Distillery now producing the island’s first legal spirit, R&B Distillers is looking forward to welcoming visitors to Raasay to witness whisky making in action. The island’s former hotel, Borodale House, has been beautifully converted from a derelict Victorian building into luxurious accommodation possessing some of the finest views from any Scottish distillery. Usually only available as part of a 10-year membership to Raasay Distillery’s Na Tùsairean Club members, there is now a unique opportunity to enjoy an overnight stay at the distillery at just £250. As part of the room price, guests will enjoy a complimentary one-year membership, which comes with a bottle of Raasay While We Wait single malt whisky as well as many other perks. The accommodation will open on 8th January 2018.


The Countdown to Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Begins – Scotch Whisky News

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The countdown to Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge begins

On 12th December 2017, 28 teams from around the world will leave the shores of La Gomera, Canary Islands, to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to English Harbour, Antigua in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Known as the world’s toughest row, the 2017 race includes teams from the UK, Ireland, USA, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, China, Antigua and Egypt. Competing as solos, pairs, trios or teams of four, each participant will burn around 8,000 calories a day and lose approximately 20% of their body weight over the duration of the race.

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge arrival 2015

Teams will experience all of the challenges the Atlantic and nature’s elements can conjure, from tropical storms to 40ft waves and sweltering heat – rowing in shift patterns of two hours on, two hours off. Alongside the physical challenge, teammates will need to work together to stay mentally strong as they spend Christmas Day and New Year’s eve away from their families during this transformational adventure, which lasts anywhere between 35-90 days.

“To us, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is all about supporting and bringing to life the transformational experience and journey of each rower as they immerse themselves in the elements. Our founders, the MacAskill brothers, rowed from Eigg to Skye to found Talisker Distillery in Scotland almost 200 years ago and just like our founders’ row, this challenge represents adventure, strength of character and showcases what it means to be made by the sea.”

Blaire Fraser

Global Talisker Brand Manager


D&M California “Who’s Turning 21?” – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenrothes 1995 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Long rich palette, round and lovely. $94.99

Mortlach 19 Year Old Alexander Murray Bottling Single Malt Scotch Whisky All the things we love about Mortlach but with a little less bite. $134.99

Springbank 21 Year Old Lombard Jewels of Scotland Bottling Single Malt Scotch A truly lovely and mouth coating whisky $314.99

D&M, 2200 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Ohishi Single Brandy Cask Japanese Whisky at K&L California – Japanese Whisky News



Ohishi Single Brandy Cask Japanese Whisky (750ml) $69.99 View

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Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA


Malt of the Month at Nickolls & Perks – Scotch Whisky News

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Nickolls & Perks Ltd

37 Lower High StreetStourbridge

West Midlands DY8 1TA UK

Kensington Wine Market Birthday Sale Celebrating 24 Years! – Whisky News


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Proudly Celebrating 24 Years! 

KWM is celebrating 24 years of award winning service with our 24th annual anniversary Birthday Bash! The sale begins Friday May 13 and ends Sunday May 15. You can shop online or better yet pay us a visit. All in store wines will be discounted 15% or more. Your favorite single malts and other whiskies will be discounted 10% and beer will be discounted 5%. Please join us and let’s celebrate.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Whisky Shop “Personalise Your Whisky for the Perfect Gift” – Scotch Whisky News

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Personalise your whisky for the perfect gift!

Looking to make your gift personal? Then why not add your own bespoke message to a bottle using our brilliant engraving service?

You can also enjoy free delivery on all orders over £75 posted to a UK address. Next day delivery available!

View the full range here

Maker’s Mark Private Select ‘The Party Source’ Private Barrel – American Whiskey News

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Maker’s Mark Private Select TPS Private Barrel – We’ve been patiently waiting for 5-6 months for this bad barrel of bourbon to show up. With Maker’s DNA at the base, it’s a no-brainer for any Maker’s Mark lover; but with the additional 4 months of aging with our personally selected stave recipe, what’s in the bottle is Maker’s Mark on steroids. It’s bigger, bolder, richer, and more flavor packed than we could have imagined. This TPS selection is also on our Spirits Library. So stop by when it is open (typically 3pm-7pm, but call first) and ask J.O. for a taste.

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(859) 291-4007

Malt and moo-sic: Speyside farmers launch bid to produce beef to rival world famous Kobe beef from Japan – Scotch Whisky News

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Malt and moo-sic: Speyside farmers launch bid to produce beef to rival world famous Kobe beef from Japan

Farmers help Scotch industry lead fight back after a Japanese whisky is named best in world

Farmers on Speyside are being urged to lead a fight back for the Scotch whisky industry after a Japanese malt was named best in the world – by feeding their cattle a daily dram.

A nip of our national drink – coupled with a diet of high quality feed from distillery by-products – could produce meat so succulent and tender that it will rival Japan’s famous Kobe beef.

And it is thought that playing cattle upbeat traditional Scots music, in much the same way that Kobe herds enjoy classical sounds, will further enhance the quality of the beef.

Now there are calls from organisers of the world renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival for local farmers to help further trial the theory.

Thousands of visitors from all over the globe visit the annual Festival, and organisers are concerned about the level of attention being focused on Japanese whisky.

Ann Miller, a director of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, says, “We do not believe there is anywhere on earth that produces better malt whisky than Speyside – and millions of whisky drinkers agree.

“We were genuinely shocked and dismayed when Yamazaki was named the best whisky in the world, but we are firm believers in the old adage of don’t get mad, get even.

“And that is exactly what we intend to do. All the signs indicate that introducing Speyside malt into a cow’s diet and using animal feed created from distillery by-products gives the meat a lovely, whisky-tinged flavour.”

The incredible discovery was made by Speyside farmers Ali Rolfop and Joe King, who have a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle.

They were mucking out a byre one evening on their farm, Ure Gullybale, near the distillery town of Keith and poured a bottle of single malt Scotch into a water trough.

Ali explains, “I’m a big fan of two of Speyside’s most famous products – malt whisky and traditional music – and so I decided to share these with our cattle.

“The next day, we noticed their coats were shiny and their eyes were bright. We’ve since been sharing a bottle of malt with them and we even have some local fiddlers come down to perform. We tasted the beef from the herd for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it is sensational – there is definitely a hint of whisky in the meat.”

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival takes place from April 28 to May 2 and is one of the biggest events of its kind anywhere in the world. It comprises almost 500 different events, from distillery tours to whisky tastings, from ceilidhs to comedy nights, and from whisky themed dinners to outdoor events.

Ann adds, “With all this focus on Japan, I suppose we are a little worried that the thousands of visitors who fly in from all corners of the globe to enjoy our Festival might be tempted to go there instead.

“But while Japan may have been able to produce some decent drams, it doesn’t have the history and heritage of Scotch whisky. We’ve been producing the best whisky in the world for generations – no beef about it – and while they have learned how to make whisky from us, we’re now learning from their farming techniques.”

Tickets for all events in the 2016 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival programme are available to buy now at The Festival is also active on social media – and @spirit_speyside on Twitter and on Instagram.

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One of the Aberdeen Angus herd cannot wait to get his daily dram from Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival director Ann Miller.

Fiddler Lorna Edward has been entertaining the cattle at Ure Gullybale, which have also been enjoying a daily dram. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival director Ann Miller suggests other Speyside farmers try out the newly discovered farming techniques.

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