London UK – Whether for you or a loved one, celebrate with WOODFORD RESERVE®’s unique holiday gift selection, from the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Pack – for those partial to an Old Fashioned cocktail – to the Woodford Reserve Malt, the Scotch drinker’s whiskey of choice. Perfect for seasoned whiskey aficionados and cocktail enthusiasts alike, Woodford Reserve’s award-winning family of American Whiskeys offers a gift that will befit every celebratory occasion this winter. 



Revered for its rich and full-bodied flavours brought out by the masterful artisanal process behind every bottle, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is one of the world’s most celebrated bourbons, with over 200 detectable flavour notes. So what better way to gift your loved ones during this year’s festivities than with a bourbon that has truly made its mark and a limited edition bottle. From bold grain and wood notes, to sweet aromatics, spice and fruit, Woodford Reserve Bourbon can be served as a digestif after dinner, on the rocks, or as the basis for a cocktail, thanks to its unique mashbill of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malt.

The special limited edition bottle depicts a holiday landscape from the Woodford Reserve Distillery. For over 20 years, guests have visited the national historic landmark to enjoy Woodford Reserve Bourbon, take in the scenery and learn about its history. Painted by renowned Kentucky-based artist, Suzanne Enriquez Dougherty, the snowy scene showcases the stylistic approach to her work bringing the warmth of the holiday spirit at the distillery to life.

Unusual also for being triple distilled for extra smoothness, this iconic spirit is a versatile foundation for your favourite festive tipple. 700ml bottle available from Tesco for RRP £32.00, reduced to £25.00 from 29 October until 18 November. 


Roll out the drinks trolley this December and pour out the world’s number 1 classic cocktail*, the Old Fashioned, with Woodford Reserve’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup, created in collaboration with a selection of the world’s best bartenders. Made using bitters, sugars and botanical extracts, the syrup makes light work of the classic American cocktail and has been developed to carefully complement the signature taste of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, including rich fruits, caramel, spices and vanilla – the true taste of the festive season.

Creating an authentic Old Fashioned to pair with the indulgent delights of holiday gatherings couldn’t be easier with one of two distinct gift packs. Choose from either one, featuring both the 60ml Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup and the award-winning 700ml Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon (available from selected Waitrose and Amazon stores for £32), or the other that comes complete with Old Fashioned glassware and a 200ml bottle of Woodford Reserve (available from selected Sainsbury’s stores at £18).


  1. Pour 50ml of Woodford Reserve Bourbon into your favourite rocks glass
  2. Add 10ml of Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup
  3. Stir with a large block of ice for 10 seconds and garnish with an orange zest


For those who enjoy a Scotch as they nestle down post-supper but are seeking a new experience, reach for Woodford Reserve Malt. With an emphasis on the nuttiness of grain and toasted oak of the barrel, Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey gives a more buttery flavour than its bourbon counterpart, an ideal pairing for the rich flavours of any festive dessert.

Whilst most people associate malt whiskey with Scotland, Kentucky has a history of malt whiskey production pre-prohibition, which Woodford Reserve has drawn on for inspiration. Crafted from 51% malt and aged in new charred oak barrels the result is a whiskey that is flavourful with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits, caramel coated nuts and a trace of toasted coconut.

700ml bottle available from Asda for RRP £35.00.

Notes :

*Drinks International

”The World’s Best Selling Classic Cocktails 2018” by Hamish Smith 31.01.18. Ranking based on the votes of 106 best bars in the world.

About Woodford Reserve:

Tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky lives the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, the birthplace of Woodford Reserve. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit us www.woodfordreserve.com or www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon

43.2% ABV

Proof: 86.4

Appearance: Clean, brilliant honey amber.

Nose: Heavy with rich dried fruit, hints of mint and oranges covered with a dusting of cocoa. Faint vanilla and tobacco spice.

Taste: Rich, chewy, rounded and smooth, with complex citrus, cinnamon and cocoa. Toffee, caramel, chocolate and spice notes abound.

Finish: Silky smooth, almost creamy at first with a long, warm satisfying tail 

About Brown Forman

For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com/.

WOODFORD RESERVE is a registered trademark © WOODFORD RESERVE. All rights reserved.

Your friends at Woodford Reserve remind you to Drink Responsibly.

Introducing GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8 at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky news

Introducing GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8

This Cask Strength release from The GlenDronach is the 8th edition in the series from the renowned Speyside distillery. Matured for 10 years in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks before being selected for bottling by Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, this expression is presented at a natural cask strength of 61% abv and offers a deeper insight into the characteristic GlenDronach profile.

70cl / 61% abv

Springbank Society News – Scotch Whisky News

Society Release 

We would like to thank you for your patience while we prepare the next society release.  We have had to delay the society bottling while we try to bottle and ship our regular releases before the current Brexit deadline to ensure our markets have sufficient stock in time for the busy festive period.  We are however using this time to work on a new online platform for members where you will be able to order future society bottles.  This is part of a program of planned initiatives to give our dedicated members the best possible experience from the society.  The next bottling will be available in November.

Longrow 21

History in the making! We are introducing a new member to the Longrow family, the Longrow 21yo. A historic moment for the distillery and Longrow as we continue to grow older stocks of whisky, allowing us to expand our range.  This will be available to purchase from Friday 18th October and will be available in all our existing markets worldwide,  although availability in each market will vary due to shipping schedules. The Campbeltown Cadenhead’s shop will be selling this bottle for £185.00 and, as with our Springbank 21yo, there will be a £10.00 discount for Society members.

In the interest of your fellow Society members, we ask that you refrain from posting this information on Social Media.

A new addition…

We would like to formally welcome Nicole Lindsay to the Springbank Sales Team as our new Regional Sales Manager.  Nicole hales from Islay where she worked at Kilchoman Distillery as the Visitor Centre Manager.  Nicole looks forward to meeting you on the road and will be at Whisky Live Taipei showcasing Kilkerran on the 9 – 10th November, so make sure and say hello if you’re attending!


The Springbank Team

Please contact Springbank Society society@springbank.scot to join the Society

Ardbeg 19 Year “Traigh Bhan” Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

Ardbeg 19 Year “Traigh Bhan” Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

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SKU #1439409

Named after Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach, known locally as the Singing Sands, the whisky will be available in limited batches produced on an annual basis. The whisky’s recipe is set to change with each batch, creating subtle differences between future iterations. Each batch of Ardbeg Traigh Bhan will feature a unique code on the carton and bottle, which drinkers can enter into the distillery’s website to find out more about the story of the whisky. Dr Bill Lumsden, Ardbeg’s director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks, said, “A new, permanent aged Ardbeg is a rare occurrence, and cause for celebration. We hope that, by slightly tweaking the batch recipe year-on-year, Ardbeggians can have some fun exploring the finer details of this ever-changing dram.” Matured in American oak and ex-oloroso Sherry casks before being bottled at 46.2% abv, Ardbeg Traigh Bhan’s 2019 expression is said to have “intense and rugged notes of smoked chili, chocolate, and paprika with waves of toasted oak and roasted tea leaves on the palate.”

Glen Grant with Robin Coupar at The Whisky Shop #SFO Oct 19th, 2019 – Scotch Whisky News

Saturday October 19th 2-5 PM

Glen Grant with Robin Coupar 

Join us for a tasting of Glen Grant single malt scotch presented by whisky expert and reknowned brand ambassador Robin Coupar!

Established in 1840, the centuries-old Speyside malt remains one of the biggest selling single malts in the world. Guest will be treated to rare favorites and new releases from the centuries old distillery, with whisky experts present for all your scotch questions.

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Complete your Collection

We’re having a massive sale on ‘Game of Thrones’ branded whiskies, with most 50% to 75% off their original sale price! Even if you’re not a series fan, you can get Lagavulin, Talisker, Clynelish, and more single malt scotches at a fraction of the price during this sale.

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On the second anniversary of its purchase by Billy Walker, The GlenAllachie reveals Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series and five new single casks

Two years to the day since being bought by Billy Walker and hot on the heels of winning Scottish Whisky Distillery Of The Year, The GlenAllachie is launching Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series, and a new collection of five UK exclusive single casks.

Batch 3 of The GlenAllachie’s Cask Strength series is a 10-year-old single malt which has been specially selected by master distiller Billy Walker, who took over the Speyside distillery with Trisha Savage and Graham Stevenson on 3rd October 2017. Bottled unchilfiltered at 58.2%, the whisky was matured in Speyside in first and second-fill Bourbon, PX puncheon, Oloroso hogshead and virgin oak casks.

With only 3,500 cases available worldwide, Batch 3 (£58.99) offers what Walker describes as a ‘big experience’ of dark chocolate, heather honey, sweet spices and orange peel.

The batch of five GlenAllachie single casks, which have also been handpicked by Billy Walker from among the 50,000 casks at the Speyside distillery, are available exclusively in the UK.

The batch comprises a 10-year-old Marsala hogshead (£85), a 12-year-old Madeira hogshead (£95), a 13-year-old PX Hogshead (£100), a 15-year-old Oloroso puncheon (£110), and an 18-year-old PX Hogshead (£135).

Each single cask release demonstrates the exceptional casks to be found in GlenAllachie’s warehouses and Walker’s meticulous approach to wood management which sees him use his experience and expertise to steer the unique interaction of wood, spirit and subsequent flavour development.

The new releases come at a momentous time for the distillery. Two years on from being purchased by Walker, The GlenAllachie recently earned the prestigious Scottish Whisky Distillery Of The Year award at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards in Edinburgh. Prior to that, in August, the distillery also added a 15-year-old single malt to its multi award-winning core range.

In July, the distillery revealed its first Wood Finish range, which comprises three expressions. In May, the distillery unveiled its visitor centre and shop, welcoming visitors to the distillery for the first time since it was built in 1967.

The distillery’s team has also grown – in the last two years, the headcount has risen from 7 to 22 people following the recent addition of Ronan Currie to the sales team.

Walker said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time for The GlenAllachie. A lot has happened and changed since we took over exactly two years ago – from opening our new visitor centre to winning the Scottish Whisky Distillery Of The Year award last month.

“One thing that hasn’t changed however is our dedication to selecting the finest casks from the stocks we’re fortunate to have in our warehouses and using our passion for wood management to bring whisky fans truly exceptional releases.

“Batch 3 of our Cask Strength series, and the new collection of five single casks, are wonderful examples of the exceptional whisky that can be found among our 50,000 casks.”

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

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GlenAllachie 10 year old Cask Strength Batch 3 – 58.2%

  • Colour: Rich Mahogany
  • Nose: A big experience of dark chocolate, raisins and heather honey, with layers of sweet spice and orange peel.
  • Taste: Rich notes of dark chocolate, raisins, treacle and heather honey, with sweet spices, orange peel and hints of eucalyptus.

GlenAllachie 18yo PX Hogshead cask # 4152 – 55.1% – 307 bottles

  • Colour: Mahogany.
  • Nose: Orange zest and green apples, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon.
  • Taste: Honeycomb and barley sugar fused with layers of raisins, treacle, orange peel and sweet spices.

GlenAllachie 15yo Oloroso Puncheon cask # 6213 – 56.7% – 354 bottles

  • Colour: Mahogany.
  • Nose: Plantains, heather honey, orange zest and a hint of cinnamon.
  • Taste: Rich spices infused with treacle, raisins, orange peel and dark chocolate.

GlenAllachie 13yo PX Hogshead cask # 6580 – 60.1% – 323 bottles

  • Colour: Intensely Rich Mahogany.
  • Nose: Dark chocolate, mocha, honey and sweet spices.
  • Taste: A fantastic fusion of mocha, dark chocolate, orange zest, treacle, mint and cinnamon.

GlenAllachie 12yo Madeira Hogshead cask # 3767 – 60.8% – 289 bottles

  • Colour: Deep Bronze.
  • Nose: Pineapples, orange zest, sweet spice and mint.
  • Taste: A storm of apricots, pineapple and coconut, fused with cinnamon and a hint of mint.

GlenAllachie 10yo Marsala Hogshead cask # 586 – 57.4% – 283 bottles

  • Colour: Copper Bronze.
  • Nose: Orchard fruit, pineapple, cinnamon and a hint of mint.
  • Taste: A storm of heather honey, raisins, orange peel, toffee and apricots, with sweet cinnamon in the background.

Exclusive GlenDronach Single Casks 1992 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Exclusive Casks

GlenDronach 25 Year Old 1993

We’ve unearthed a few cases of the legendary 1993 vintage from GlenDronach Highland distillery. From a single sherry butt #658 yilding 557 bottles.

Shop – 25 Year Old GlenDronach 1993 – £350.00

Glentauchers 20yo Single Cask Bottling Cask Strength at Bartels Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Read on Here for Tasting Notes. & Score /100…

On another note – we still have around 70 bottles of our single malt Glentauchers 1996 so have decided to cut the price as we would love to sell these.

Glentauchers – 20 Years Old – Single Cask Bottling – Cask Strength 53.2% – £60.00

(Free UK Next Day Delivery as always)

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The Good Dram Show – Episode 328 A. D. Rattray – Scotch Whisky News

This weeks episode of the features the April 2019 releases from

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