The Party Source Now Delivering in Northern Kentucky!  – American Whiskey News

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Greetings Everyone,

Just in time for the holidays, The Party Source is proud to announce that we are now offering local delivery in Northern Kentucky! Two-hour local deliveries can be made the same day or scheduled up to 90 days in advance. All of the products listed on our website are eligible for local delivery or in-store pickup to help make your holiday party planning more convenient. We look forward to bringing the same outstanding customer service we offer in-store directly to your front door. Keep an eye out for our new van around town, and be sure to read all the details below.


-The Party Source
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The Whisky Barrel Supporting Poppyscotland – Scotch Whisky News



Throughout the month of November 2017 The Whisky Barrel is supporting Poppyscotland. So for all orders placed with Gift Wrapping, we will donate the full gift wrapping proceeds (approx. $4.40 USD) to Poppyscotland. So if you are thinking of buying a scotch whiskey gift this month, or in preparation for Christmas, come to The Whisky Barrel to provide a little support for a great cause.


“Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community.  We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

Buying and wearing a poppy helps fund our vital, life-changing support for the Armed Forces community.  This year we’re encouraging you to go the #ExtraMile in showing your support.  Every extra penny raised for the Scottish Poppy Appeal will make a massive difference to someone who urgently needs our help. Visit our website and be inspired to go the #ExtraMile this year: http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/extra-mile/

Poppyscotland was established in 1921 as ‘The Earl Haig Fund Scotland’. Since then, the name has changed to Poppyscotland and has merged The Royal British Legion (TRBL), which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Consequently this is largest charity group supporting the Armed Forces Community across the whole of the UK.



We are delighted to be able to provide support and raise awareness for this great cause throughout the month of November 2017 and coinciding with Remembrance Sunday on 11th November 2017. We are all too aware of the significant contributions made by those serving and those who have served in the Armed Forces in the UK and abroad. And it is especially relevant as some of us have family and friends who have served in the Armed Forces. Therefore, The Whisky Barrel hopes to take this opportunity to thank the Armed Forces Community in this small way and we hope you will help us to do so too.


Simple. Place an order for scotch, whiskey, rum or gin on our website throughout November 2017. Include Gift Wrapping at the basket stage. Complete you order. Poppyscotland will receive ALL proceeds of the Gift Wrapping. That’s approx. $4.40 USD for each bottle gift wrapped. Simply tick the Gift Wrapping option in your shopping basket.

It’s a small donation but it makes all the difference to help the Armed Forces Community in Scotland. So, if you need a whiskey, rum or gin gift, come to The Whisky Barrel for your gift wrapping; help support Poppyscotland.

Slainte Mhath


  • For more information on how we are supporting Poppyscotland, please contact us at info@thewhiskybarrel.com
  • Poppyscotland will receive ALL proceeds of Gift Wrapping during November 2017
  • Please use Poppyscotlands hastag, #ExtraMile, if sharing on Social Media platforms.
  • Finally, for more information on Poppyscotland and the work they do, visit http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/


Whisky Hammer August Auction Now Live – Whisky News

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AUGUST AUCTION NOW LIVE (ends Sunday 27th August)

…place your bids at www.whiskyhammer.co.uk



Your chance to bid on one of the world’s rarest whisky!

Released by Macallan to commemorate the new millennium, this whisky is among the most sought after bottles in the world – distilled way back in 1949 (14th January) and released at 50 years old the whisky is presented in a stunning decanter designed by Caithness Glass.

The bottle is also accompanied with a stopper whereby the copper used both on the stopper and around the neck of the bottle was retrieved from the No. 9 spirit still at the Macallan distillery.

A truly exceptional and luxurious bottle presenting the unique opportunity to own one of only 900 bottles ever released.

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy!


Glenmorangie triumphs at prestigious industry competition with seven gold awards – Scotch Whisky News


Glenmorangie triumphs at prestigious industry competition with seven gold awards

Glenmorangie has won the most gold medals for Scotch Whisky in an acclaimed competition which celebrates the very best of the spirits industry.

Glenmorangie’s signature expression, Glenmorangie Original, upheld its industry reputation at the annual International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC), with the perfectly balanced spirit awarded a gold medal alongside six additional whiskies from the Highland distillery.

The core range of whiskies is celebrated with gold medals awarded to ruby port cask finish Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban; Sauternes cask finish Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or; travel retail exclusive Glenmorangie Duthac and Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Years Old.

The distiller’s new innovations were also lauded with gold medals awarded to Glenmorangie Bacalta, the intriguing latest addition to the sought-after Private Edition, alongside the first release from Bond House No. 1 collection, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990.

Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks, said: “Glenmorangie Original is the cornerstone of each and every Glenmorangie whisky and it’s an honour to receive continued recognition from a globally respected competition.

“All of our whisky range is skilfully and passionately created, so it is a wonderful reflection when we receive such positive, independent verification from the prestigious IWSC.”

Now in its 48th year, the IWSC sets the standard for industry excellence, receiving entries from over 90 countries worldwide, judged by a panel of 400 handpicked master blenders, whisky writers and wines and spirits buyers.

Whisky Auctioneer May Auction Now Live – Whisky News


May Auction Now Live!

If you can’t make it to Islay for Feis Ile this year then why not distract yourself with our magnificent May Auction. Featuring a stunning array of rare and unusual bottles from across the decades it is your very own whisky festival to experience from the comfort of your armchair! 

Take a look at just a few highlights below… 

Balvenie 1951 Vintage Cask


An incredible bottle! Distilled in 1951 and bottled in 1996 at a stunning 45 years old. The vintage cask range from Balvenie is a fantastic insight into whisky from a bygone era. This is bottle number 1 of only 90 released. 

William L Weller 1981 19 Year Old


An unusual older example of W.L. Weller’s wheated Kentucky straight bourbon. Don’t miss your chance to pick up this lovely little rarity! 

Rosebank Selection


We are delighted to see such a beautiful selection of Rosebank in our May Auction. Whiskies from this closed Lowland distillery are becoming increasingly scarce, if you’re missing one from your collection now’s the time to rectify that!  

Bowmore 1964 Gold Bowmore 44 Year Old


The third and final release from this famous series, the gorgeous Gold Bowmore was matured in a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks. One of only 701! 

Clynelish Ainslie & Heilbron Bottlings


Old Clynelish bottlings have an enormous cult following, no surprising really as they are fantastic and such a contrast to the distillery’s style today. The current auction features some fabulous examples! 

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Circa 1940s


We love these evocative old bottles with their simple yet striking label designs. We estimate this charming example of Laphroaig to date from the 1940s. There is no registration fee, our commission structure is very competitive and we offer worldwide shipping. For our terms and conditions please click here. 

Happy bidding! 


The Glenrothes Wine Merchant’s Collection at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

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 The Glenrothes Wine Merchant’s Collection

“Distilled in 1992 and matured for more than two decades in hogshead casks, the Wine Merchant’s Collection whiskies were then “finished” by introducing them into casks which formerly held wines from Château de Beaucastel, Lustau and Ridge Vineyards, casks from port houses Warre’s and Graham’s… “


The Glenrothes | Ridge Vineyards Cask #08

A rather special Glenrothes, matured for 24 years and finished in an American oak barrel (Cask #08) that previously housed luscious Zinfandel wine from Ridge Vineyards, California. Limited to 236 bottles and released as part of the Wine Merchant’s Collection by Glenrothes distillery.


The Glenrothes | Graham’s Cask #13


The Glenrothes | Ridge Vineyards Cask #10



The Glenrothes | Lustau Cask #01


Matured for 24 years and finished in American oak butts which previously housed Oloroso sherry from Bodegas Lustau in Jerez Spain. Cask #01 produced 648 bottles, filled at cask strength, 55.2% vol.

Ralfy Publishes Ralfy Review #640 – Scotch Whisky News


Ralfy goes to the grain with Ralfy Review 640 – Port Dundas 37yo grain (Duncan Taylor)

U.S. Success For Wolfburn – Scotch Whisky News


U.S. Success For Wolfburn

Wolfburn whisky has won a Double Gold Medal in its first American competition. Entered into the prestigious “Fifty Best” awards, Wolfburn’s Northland expression beat numerous other single malt whiskies to take the highest accolade.

“We’re over the moon,” commented Shane Fraser, Wolfburn distillery manager. “Sales in North America have been very strong in our first year but we never expected to win an award this quickly. Needless to say, we’re chuffed to bits.”

The Fifty Best is a long-established competition with entries from all over Scotland – and the world. Full results can be found at http://www.thefiftybest.com/spirits/best_no_age_statement_scotch/

“When we built Wolfburn distillery we did it with the aim of producing world class whisky,” states Iain Kerr, deputy manager. “We’re all of us stickers for detail, and in keeping an eye on every production process we’ve managed to craft some truly superb whisky. And there’s plenty laid down for future releases too, so we’re set fair for the future too.”

Wolfburn’s Northland expression is made via a long and gentle production process, which creates a sweet, smooth spirit. This is matured in top-quality ex-bourbon quarter casks, which impart a mellow flavour to the spirit, making a wonderfully easy-drinking and enjoyable whisky. The results are “I’ve enjoyed it from the very first dram,” says Shane, “It’s lovely to see it gaining worldwide recognition so quickly.”


The original Wolfburn Distillery was founded just to the west of Thurso by William Smith in 1821. In its day it was one of the largest distilleries in Scotland, producing, according to HMRC records, 28,056 “gallons of proof spirit” in a single year. Taking its name from the stream that provided the water – the Wolf Burn – the distillery operated until around 1870. The reasons for its closure are lost in time, but by 1877 the newly produced Ordnance Survey maps showed it being in ruins.

In 2011 plans were laid to resurrect the old distillery. Construction began in mid-2012 and in January 2013 the new Wolfburn Distillery commenced production, thereby becoming the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland. Situated 300m from the site of the original distillery, the new Wolfburn operates in much the same way as the old: craftsmen use traditional methods to produce fine spirit, which is laid down in best quality oak casks to await the day when it is bottled as single malt scotch whisky. Wolfburn’s first expressions were launched globally in 2016.

Wolfburn Distillery, Henderson Park, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7XW



Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Peat & Sweet Christmas Treats” – Scotch Whisky News




No whisky Christmas Shopping List is complete without something a little sweet or peat. We’ve just released 12 new casks that are perfect for the festive season, including 8 peaty whiskies, a new distillery cognac plus 3 gloriously aged malts. All bring an impressive range of flavours that are absolutely delicious.


Discover more about C3.1 and read new reviews on our blog > 

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

Whisky Hammer November Auction Now Live! – Auction Whisky News




(ends Sunday 4th December)

…place your bids at www.whiskyhammer.co.uk

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits in over 580 lots, there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy or gift this Christmas!

The auction ends on Sunday 4th December – so plenty time to get bottles delivered to your door ahead of Christmas!


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