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GLEN KEITH 20 YEAR OLD at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

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Glen Keith 20 year old

This 20 year old Speyside single malt was distilled at Glen Keith in August 1996. Matured in a single refill butt, only 60 bottles were produced in April 2017. Presented at a natural cask strength of 58.3% abv without chill filtration. A very complex Glen Keith which offers notes of tropical fruit and a candy sweetness that is out of this world. One of our favourite whiskies of the year so far! Please note: Stock is highly limited.

£195 Buy Now

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Ralfy Publishes Ralfy Review #660 – Scotch Whisky News

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Ralfy delivers some weird lighting with Ralfy Review 660 - Glen Garioch 22yo @ 68.2%vol (Adelphi)

 

Forty Creek Whisky Celebrates Canada’s 150th With A New, Limited Edition Of Confederation Oak – Canadian Whisky News

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New Packaging Features Work Of Calgary-Based Artist Sheila Schaetzle

TORONTO, ON – Known for its diverse portfolio of complex yet approachable whiskies, Forty Creek is commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary with the release of a special, limited-edition run of its artfully crafted Forty Creek Confederation Oak blend. Forty Creek Whisky has called Grimsby, Ontario, its home for over 20 years. The area is also known for being one of the most historically significant areas from the pre-Confederation era. Grimsby – formerly known as ‘The Forty’, is nestled in a region known as home to some of the most impactful battles fought during The War of 1812. These events would ultimately form the fabric of what would become our great country, while also defining the Canadian frontier.

As a means of celebrating both the formidable spirit of the early settlers that established such a significant portion of Canadian history, and the country’s monumental 150th birthday, Forty Creek invited the Canadian artist community to share their visions for a new package that would showcase the Grimsby region and Canada’s rich cultural heritage. Gracing the package of this special edition of Forty Creek Confederation Oak is a spectacular piece titled, To the Confederation, by Calgary, Alberta, artist Sheila Schaetzle. An elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Sheila’s artwork has been exhibited across the country.

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“We received many impressive submissions from artists across the country and we are very appreciative of the enthusiasm each artist demonstrated,” says John Andersen, Senior Brand Manager, North American Whiskies. “We wanted to celebrate this monumental Canadian anniversary in a way that fully encompassed the essence of Forty Creek as a true leader within the whisky category. Sheila’s submission did an outstanding job in artfully combining the richness of Canada’s history and the important role it plays in the Forty Creek Confederation Oak whisky.”

“To honour our heritage, I wanted to emphasize the strengths of the Canadian White Oak,” says Sheila Schaetzle. “The black and white theme – the cool haze of the tree tops, puts the focus on the soldiers. It demonstrates a strong foundation kept simple, and something that is uniquely Canadian.”

Aged in barrels crafted from locally-sourced Canadian oak trees first rooted at the time of Confederation, Forty Creek Confederation Oak pays homage to the series of events that helped shape the foundation of Canada. A full-bodied whisky, the Forty Creek Confederation Oak has an ever-evolving aroma that starts with layers of maple, raisin, vanilla and fig, followed by spice and orange blossoms. As the whisky is enjoyed, flavours of vanilla and buttercream emerge on the palate with pepper spice framed by oak, walnut and smoke that leads to an exceptional, long-lingering finish. With its excellent balance and vibrant flavours, Forty Creek Confederation Oak is truly an icon of Canadian whisky that is best when sipped and cherished.

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*Product availability and pricing may vary depending on region.
• Forty Creek Confederation Oak- pricing from $69.95, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia.

About Gruppo Campari:

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliates (‘Gruppo Campari’), is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group’s portfolio includes over 50 premium and super premium brands. Internationally-renowned brands include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, Cinzano, Grand Marnier, SKYY Vodka and Wild Turkey. In 2014, The Group acquired Forty Creek Distillery Ltd., a Canadian spirits company with a portfolio of brands including whisky, vodka, brandy, rum and liqueurs. Internationally-recognized for its superior taste and quality, the multi-award winning Forty Creek Whisky serves as both the fastest growing brand in its category across North America and Canada’s first successfully launched whisky brand in over 70 years. Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, Campari owns 18 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 20 countries. The Group employs around 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM), are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. For more information: http://www.camparigroup.com/. Please enjoy our brands responsibly.

Scotch Whisky Auctions 75th Auction Now Live – Whisky Auction News

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Hi folks. We are live with our 75th auction!

With an unprecedented 4000+ lots, and some real superstars, there is without doubt something here for everyone.

Enjoy – and remember: Don’t Lose Your Bottle!

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Ardbeg Kelpie rises from the depths…at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

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Ardbeg Kelpie

A limited edition bottling celebrating Ardbeg Day at the 2017 Islay Festival, Kelpie is the distillery’s first whisky with a heart matured in virgin oak from the Black Sea coast. Only a handful of whiskies have ever been matured in Black Sea casks, renowned for their deep flavour influence. When married with ex-bourbon cask matured Ardbeg spirit, the resulting Islay single malt tells of its ties to the Black Sea and the waves of flavour its casks have created.

Intense aromas of oily peat, chocolate, smoked fish and a curious herbal note dance on the nose with waves of spicy black pepper. The palate is rich and peppery with treacle, coffee, smoky bacon and dark chocolate before a burst of peach, hickory and black olives. The finish has deep flavours of clove, tar and rich toffee, seemingly lasting forever.

Available while stocks last…

£96 Buy Now

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KILCHOMAN’S NEW LOCH GORM ARRIVES at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

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KILCHOMAN’S NEW LOCH GORM ARRIVES

The 2017 edition of the Kilchoman Loch Gorm marks one of the oldest editions we’ve seen from the distillery yet. Distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2017, it’s rare to see a Kilchoman whisky weigh in at over six years, let alone seven!

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2017 Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($89.99)

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ROYAL SALUTE UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE 30 YEAR OLD THE FLASK EDITION – Scotch Whisky News

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ROYAL SALUTE UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE 30 YEAR OLD THE FLASK EDITION

Bespoke flask offers whisky connoisseurs the best of British luxury on the move

19th June 2017, Royal Salute, the exceptionally crafted and aged Scotch whisky, has unveiled an exclusive bespoke collector’s item – Royal Salute 30 Year Old The Flask Edition, offering whisky connoisseurs a luxurious way to drink Royal Salute on the move. The collector’s item houses a precious, rich and silky 30 year-old liquid, crafted exclusively by Royal Salute’s Director of Blending, Sandy Hyslop, and is presented alongside a bespoke porcelain flask, and other elegant accessories, from London’s award-winning designer, Afroditi Krassa.

A distinctive, full-bodied blend, Royal Salute 30-year-old The Flask Edition has been expertly crafted with some of the finest Scotch whiskies, aged for a minimum of 30 years. Providing the perfect vessel to house this unique blend, the edition is accompanied by a custom-made porcelain flask complete with funnel and wooden serving tray designed to provide the ultimate whisky drinking experience at home or while travelling. Afroditi Krassa, who created the refined accessories, has taken inspiration from one of the most ancient and elemental of art forms – the crystalline glazing process – and given it a contemporary twist.

Peter Moore, Global Prestige Brand Director at Chivas Brothers, commented: “The Royal Salute 30 Year Old The Flask Edition is a unique collector’s item that represents the perfect travel accessory for those on the go and celebrates our brand’s long history of crafting and refining luxury. The Flask Edition was first exclusively released in China and sold out immediately. Given this success, we are delighted to release limited quantities of this extraordinary product globally and give whisky aficionados the chance to enjoy Royal Salute at home or on the move.”

London-based Afroditi Krassa said of the collaboration: “I have a simple motivation each time I start a new project: I want to challenge the status quo. That’s why I was so inspired by Royal Salute – while all other whisky brands are content with glass, Royal Salute houses its whisky in precious porcelain. I wanted to apply the same attitude to a flask and create something that is beautiful while also turning tradition on its head. Ceramics has a rich history and this project presented a really interesting contrast of ancient techniques crafted for a modern audience.”

A true collectors’ item, only a limited number of Royal Salute 30 Year Old The Flask Edition will be released. Initially available exclusively in China, a limited number can now be purchased at select, prestigious retailers across the globe, with a RRP of $790.

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About Royal Salute 

Royal Salute is a careful blend of matured malt and grain whiskies – with its youngest whisky matured for a minimum of 21 years. Created to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which was honoured with a traditional 21 gun salute, Royal Salute is steeped in tradition, while still firmly engaged in the modern world by constantly pushing the art of blending into new, creative and ambitious forms. Royal Salute is deeply involved in polo – the world’s oldest surviving team sport and a game that’s expanding in the modern era. The brand sponsors more than 15 international tournaments from the UK and the USA through Argentina and China to Korea.

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About Chivas Brothers 

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits. Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky and the No.1 Scotch whisky in China; Ballantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky; The Glenlivet, the single malt whisky that set the standard; and Royal Salute, the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range. The portfolio also includes two of the world’s leading English gins – Beefeater, the world’s most awarded premium gin, and Plymouth gin – plus a selection of highly acclaimed single malt whiskies, including Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Strathisla and Tormore. The range is completed by a collection of blended Scotch whiskies operating in many of the world’s key whisky markets which includes 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport Scotch.

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About Pernod Ricard 

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,682 million in FY16. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin and Malibu, Mumm and PerrierJouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of 18,500 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.

Distillation Exploration with Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry & The Whisky Exchange – Scotch Whisky News

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The Whisky Exchange masterclass

Distillation exploration with Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry

 

Tuesday 27th June 2017

7.30pm – 9pm

Tickets now on sale

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Loch Lomond is renowned for its innovative ways of distilling and its wide range of styles of whisky. The Whisky Exchange will be joined by master blender Michael Henry and brand ambassador Ibon Mendiguren to examine their award-winning range.

With four types of still at the distillery, they can make a huge range of whiskies. Guests will have the rare chance to try different types of new-make spirit as well as a range of great drams:

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New make from a straight-neck pot still

New make from a swan-neck pot still

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Loch Lomond Group master blender Michael Henry first became interested in the drinks industry while studying for his A-levels, when he would brew his own beer at home. He is now responsible for the Loch Lomond range, working with the distillery managers at every step of production to create the spirit he needs to craft the finished whiskies.

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Single Malt Tasting: Deanston, Bunnhabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory at The Whisky Shop #SFO – Scotch Whisky News

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Friday, June 30th, 5-7PM

Single Malt Tasting: Deanston, Bunnhabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory

Join us for a tasting of Deanston, Bunnhabhain, Ledaig, & Tobermory whiskies, presented by Distell! We’ll be sampling some rare drams as well as new and best selling releases from both distilleries. Distillery representatives and whisky experts will be present to answer all your whisky questions. Pour list will be revealed as the event approaches – be sure to follow The Whisky Shop on facebook to stay up to date!

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