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Barton 1792


BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (August 21, 2014) –The results from the 2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition have been announced and three of Barton 1792 Distillery’s bourbons have won medals.

Kentucky Tavern, Zackariah Harris and 1792 Ridgemont Reserve bourbons each won silver medals in this year’s competition.

“We are pleased that each of the bourbons we entered received such a consistent evaluation by the judges,” Ken Pierce, director of distillation and quality assurance, said. “We are excited and honored by these wins.”

The International Wine and Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

All entries are first blind tasted in groups divided by variety, region and vintage as necessary, by professional expert judges (by glass, not bottle) and then the top products are sent for detailed (chemical and microbiological) analysis. This analysis is crucial as in some instances the results of this analysis may lead to marks being deducted or even outright rejection.

Learn more at http://www.iwsc.net/

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands of Kentucky, with facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, a family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This small batch Bourbon whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent Best of Category winner at the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more about the distillery visit http://www.1792bourbon.com/.

Hankey Bannister & Longmorn at Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News


Hankey Bannister Original Blend 40% | 70cl

A popular Scottish blend it is said to be over 250 years old. Hankey Bannister is a popular export whisky.

Tasting Notes

Nose: A light aroma with a spiciness which gives extra depth.

Colour: Creamy toffee with a golden hue.

Taste: A light, subtle blend, clean, sweet and spicy with honeyed tones and a pleasant lasting finish.

Tasting notes by Hankey Bannister.

Price: £15.83 ex VAT
£19.00 inc VAT

Hankey Bannister 12 Year Old Regency Blend 40% | 70cl

Tasting Notes.

Nose: Slightly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and oak.

Colour: Golden amber with reddish highlights.

Taste: Medium bodied, well-balanced with sweet soft vanilla and a slightly smoky finish.

Tasting notes by Hankey Bannister.

Price: £20.83 ex VAT
£25.00 inc VAT

Longmorn 1992 21 Year Old Dimensions Cask 71740 53.0% | 70cl
Distilled May 1992

Bottled May 2014

One of 272 bottles.

Released in small batches, these unique expressions from renowned and lesser known distilleries offer a comprehensive overview of Duncan Taylor’s award winning portfolio. Neither chill filtered nor coloured, only the finest whiskies are selected for inclusion in the Dimensions Collection, ensuring that each release represents the true multi-dimensional character of the distillery and delivers the company ethos: Whisky Without Compromise.

Established in 1938, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited are specialist independent whisky merchants who hold one of the world’s largest private collections of vintage single malt and single grain Scotch whiskies. Using only the finest oak casks, Duncan Taylor lays down whiskies that are only bottled upon meeting rigorous standards of quality, ensuring optimum dimensions of character and flavour for the whisky enthusiast.

The balance of craftsmanship and attention to detail that is central to Duncan Taylor’s award winning reputation is evident in complexity and depth of each release in the Dimensions Collection.

Price: £104.17 ex VAT
£125.00 inc VAT

Scotch Malt Whisky Society “AUGUST & EARLY SEPTEMBER EVENTS” – Scotch Whisky News


September Outturn Preview Tasting, The Vaults, Leith – Fri 29 Aug
Ducks Members Tasting, Duck’s, Aberlady – Fri 29 Aug
Highland Homecoming Tasting, 28 Queen St, Edinburgh – Thu 4 Sept
Keswick Members Tasting, Middle Ruddings Country Inn, Keswick – Fri 5 Sept
New List Open Tasting, 19 Greville St, London – Sat 6 Sept
Steak & Whisky Tasting, 19 Greville St, London – Mon 8 Sept
The Gamekeeper’s Pantry Tasting, The Vaults, Leith – Fri 12 Sept

Browse all events

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

English Whisky Company “Changes to the Whisky Tour” – English Whisky News


After many years of faithful service the pre-tour video has been retired. Instead your guide will take you on the tour, which will now include a visit to our Warehouse No. 1. The amazing aromas and sight of walls of casks quietly sleeping is an experience you will keep with you for a long time. Definitely worth a visit.

Call the distilery on 01953 717939 to book your tour.

Charcuterie Luncheon Tuesday, September 9th at 11am at Fets Whisky Kitchen Vancouver – Scotch Whisky News

Charcuterie Luncheon Tuesday, September 9 at 11am

On Tuesday September 9th we will be hosting a luncheon with the Glenfarclas Global Brand Ambassador George Grant. George will be in town for only 2 days and we have him committed for a luncheon here at The Whisky Kitchen. Seating is very limited and the tasting will start promptly at 11 am as George has other engagements throughout the day.

The Glenfarclas Distillery was founded in 1836 and has been in the Grant family since 1865 when John Grant and his son George bought it for just over 500 pounds. Glenfarclas uses primarily sherry casks and is a sought after whisky with rich elegant sherry notes.

Our kitchen team has selected local meats, cheeses and house made accompaniments for the tasting.

Join us on Tuesday, September 9th at 11am to kick off the whisky season with a great luncheon of whisky and food with George Grant down at The Kitchen.

If you have a favourite Glenfarclas bottle you would like George to sign feel free to bring it along as George will make himself available during the luncheon.

Please make arrangements for a safe ride home! (or back to work)

The cost for this event is only $30 including gst and gratuity and is open to only 25 people! click here to register

Learn More »

Whisky Firms Eyes Expansion With Support from Clydesdale Bank – Scotch Whisky News


Whisky firms eyes expansion with support from Clydesdale Bank

Independent Scotch whisky firm JG Distillers Ltd is targeting increased growth with support from Clydesdale Bank.

The whisky blender, bottler and exporter, which trades through its wholly owned subsidiary Campbell Meyer and Co, Ltd is investing in new stock after obtaining significant funding from Clydesdale Bank’s West of Scotland Business and Private Banking Centre in Glasgow. The bespoke package includes a revolving credit facility together with general day to day banking support.

Founded in 1991 by Colin Barclay the JG Distillers Group employs 40 staff at its bonded warehouse facility in East Kilbride. The business exports a range of single malt, blended malt and blended Scotch whisky to over 40 overseas markets, including its best-selling blended Scotch whisky brands Barclays, Highland Chief and McIvor. It also supplies a range of Hart Brothers single malts featuring whisky from some of Scotland’s most acclaimed distilleries including world famous Islay distillery Ardbeg.

According to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association in April of this year, Scotch whisky exports increased by 3% last year and were worth £4.3bn to the UK economy. The fastest growing markets were the US, India and Brazil.

Gerry McSherry, group managing director, said: “Scotch whisky continues to be one of the UK’s major export success stories, accounting for 85% of Scottish food and drink exports and nearly a quarter of the British total.”

“As demand continues to grow overseas we aim to develop new markets and expand within existing markets. Campbell Meyer is currently seeing strongest demand in the US, the Middle East and Latin America, but we supply to many more markets around the world.

“Maintaining our maturing stock portfolio is crucial to building on our success. We are delighted that Clydesdale Bank’s knowledgeable team took time to fully understand the very specific dynamics of our business and tailored a bespoke funding package that will support our growth ambitions over the years to come. The revolving credit facility gives the group medium term funding which marries well with the aging process and forward commitments required to maintain and grow our inventory.”

Neil Berry, West of Scotland Business Development Manager at Clydesdale Bank, said: “We are proud to support JG Distillers Ltd, a thriving, independent Scotch whisky group supplying blended whiskies and malts from its bonded warehouse in East Kilbride to countries all over the world.

“The company’s success is a testament to the experience, drive and expertise shown by Gerry and his team. With a track record of growing exports in key markets such as the US they are in a fantastic position to expand and develop new markets.

“We look forward to working in partnership with JG Distillers and helping the group to achieve their substantial growth plans.”


Clydesdale Bank:

Clydesdale Bank is part of the National Australia Bank Group. Clydesdale Bank was established in 1838 in Glasgow and, as one of Scotland’s largest banks, has a proud history of innovation and support for industry and communities across the UK.

Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six September 13th in Atlantic City, Wyo. – Whisky News

MD Snow

Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six, Atlantic City, Wyo.

Second Saturday, every month, 6 – 9 p.m. no reservation required for tastings, but we appreciate advance notice for big groups

Here’s what you get for $25:

♦ 5 half-ounce pours of single malt Scotch whisky:

♦♦ 3 Saturday features, including the Publican’s Pick *

♦♦ You roll a die and pick a whisky from 1 of 6 Scotch regions

♦♦ Pick your Connoisseur’s Choice from our single malt menu

♦ Palate cleansers between pours

 September 13, 2014

Tomintoul 14 *

Tomatin Legacy

BenRiach 17 Septendecim

Saturday Features:

*10% off bottles of the

Publican’s Pick

Macallan 1951 / 50 Year Old Fine & Rare at Arkwrights Whisky – Scotch Whisky News


Macallan 1951 / 50 Year Old

Fine & Rare 

An incredible 1951 vintage release from The Macallan Distillery, bottled as part of their Fine & Rare Series. Sherry butts #1541 and #1542 were filled back on the 20th December 1951 and left to slumber in the same warehouse for 50 long years. Interestingly, the strength of the whisky was almost identical in each cask just before bottling in 2001, 49.4% and 49.9% respectively.

 632 bottles were filled at natural cask strength, 48.8% vol. 

A very rare gem indeed. 


(£6,479.17 ex vat) 

Click here to purchase Macallan 1951 / 50 Year Old

The Party Source “Masterson’s, Jefferson’s & Wild Turkey” – American Whiskey News

Party Source

We have two brand new arrivals in the private barrel program:

MASTERSON’S Straight Rye Whiskey 10 Year – $49.99

JEFFERSON’S Small Batch Bourbon – $22.49

Unfortunately our private barrel program with Heaven Hill has come to an end until they open it up again. We had so much luck with our Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna and Evan Williams Private Barrels. We can’t wait until we have the ability to taste and purchase more barrels from Heaven Hill.

We do have some good news… We have the following barrels showing up in the weeks to come. Smooth Ambler, Four Roses, Jack Daniels, Old Forester, Bernheim, Ridgemont Reserve 1792 and Buffalo Trace.

Please join us at our Spirits Library for an exclusive tasting of Wild Turkey Bourbon and Rye Whiskies. Seating goes on sale Monday, August 25th at noon.

WILD TURKEY 101 Bourbon
WILD TURKEY American Spirit 15 Year
RUSSELL’S RESERVE Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey 6 Year
RUSSELL’S RESERVE Single Barrel Bourbon TPS Private Barrel
WILD TURKEY Diamond Anniversary Kentucky Straight Bourbon

WHAT: Give ‘em The Bird! Wild Turkey Tasting
WHERE: The Party Source Spirits Library
WHEN: Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30-8pm
COST: $25

>>>Click HERE to Reserve Your Seat*

*Due to the overwhelming popularity of our focused tastings, we have decided to wait to sell reservations until everyone interested in attending has received notification of the event. We have also added another date (same tasting) to further accommodate more guests. Seating will go on sale Monday, August 25th at 12:00pm EST and will surely sell out quickly.

Robbie’s Whisky Merchants Non-Auction – Scotch Whisky News

Robbie's Whisky Merchants Non-Auction

Good Afternoon,

Hope you are all well.

I have attached a link to a brand-new section of our website that you may find interesting, simply click the above badge to have a look.

The “Non-Auction” is a section dedicated to rare, collectible and unusual bottles that are more commonly found as a result of trawling through auction sites or indeed auction houses. Many people are under the impression that auctions are always the best place to purchase rare bottles however this is not true. Of course, auctions are a great place to find unusual products, of that there is no doubt. However with auctions you have the issue of additional buyers/sellers fees as well as the fact that the products are being handled by a third party which increases the likelihood of damage.

To celebrate the launch of the Non-Auction, we are offering free delivery (standard – 3 working days) on orders within Mainland UK. To make use of this offer, please use the discount code “NONAUCT” upon checkout.

Kind Regards,
Robin Russell

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