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New Limited Edition Full Proof Bourbon Released by 1792 Distillery
BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (May 17, 2016) – A stout 125 full proof bourbon is the latest limited edition release in the 1792 Bourbon line up. Bottled at the same proof it was originally entered into the barrel, the bourbon was distilled, aged, and bottled at the historic Barton 1792 Distillery.
New oak barrels were filled with 125 proof distillate in the fall of 2007 and left to age in Warehouses E, N, and I for eight and a half years. Warehouse I is one of the oldest warehouses at Barton 1792 Distillery. All of these warehouses are seven stories high, metal clad, with concrete bottom floors, and windows all the way around the outside, allowing some direct sunlight inside.
After the barrels were emptied, the bourbon underwent a distinct filtering process, forgoing the typical chill filtration, and instead was only passed through a plate and frame filter. This allowed the bourbon to maintain a robust 125 proof for bottling, as well as the rich and bold flavor. The aroma is powerful – with vanilla and dried cherries notes. The first taste is intense as it meets the tongue, oaky and full bodied, but continues with flavors of caramel and jam-like fruit, before an enduring finish.
This is the fourth limited edition release of 1792 Bourbon expressions, the Full Proof joins previous releases of Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, and Single Barrel Bourbons. Although the 1792 Full Proof Bourbon is very limited in quantities, it will be released annually for the next few years. The 1792 Full Proof Bourbon will be available at retail starting in late May. Suggested retail pricing is $44.99.
About Barton 1792 Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands. Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American 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 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com/.
1792 PORT FINISH BOURBON NAMED TROPHY FINALIST AT ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE – American Whiskey News
1792 PORT FINISH BOURBON NAMED TROPHY FINALIST AT ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE
Three other Barton 1792 Distillery whiskeys honored
BARDSTOWN, kENTUCKY (May 18, 2016) – Judges awarded four bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery with high honors at the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and selected 1792 Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey as a Chairman’s Trophy Finalist.
1792 Port Finish Bourbon was released in limited quantities in the fall of 2015 as part of a series of limited edition bourbons from Barton 1792 Distillery. In addition to 1792 Port Finish’s designation as a Chairman’s Trophy Finalist, Barton 1792 Distillery garnered several high honors for its bourbons.
1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and 1792 Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey each received the distinction of “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.”
Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was honored as “Excellent, Highly Recommended,” and Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was awarded the distinction of “Very Good, Strong Recommendation.”
Kentucky Tavern, 1792 Small Batch, and 1792 Port Finish were each deemed to be “Great Values.”
This competition, in its seventh year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.
Complete results for the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge can be found at www.ultimate-beverage.com/usc2016results.
About Barton 1792 Distillery
Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands. Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American 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 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.
May Outturn Offerings
Cask No. 82.20 $150
Big, bold and beautiful
The aromas evoked feasting with scented pomander, dried flowers, cranberries and sandalwood. Our panel imagined nibbling on Christmas cake and bourbon biscuits while sipping an oloroso sherry and puffing a pipe while reclining in an old leather armchair. Beef gravy and roasting meat wafted from the kitchen. Strong dark chocolate orange, red berries, crème brulee and marzipan; all served on a polished desk fragrant with roses and honeysuckle. The chewy texture evolved with plums, apple and blackberry crumble sprinkled with demerara sugar. Baked banana with caramel sauce and pork medallions fried in butter rounded up the finale of this beauty.
Drinking tip: It will get you in the mood for old fashioned style celebrations
Colour: Tawny chestnut
Cask: Second-fill butt
Age: 17 years
Date distilled: May 1998
USA allocation: 102 bottles
Flavour profile: Deep, rich & dried fruits
Cask No. 36.87 $150
Dinner at the diner
The initial nose was brimming with strawberry and peach topped with fudge sauce and served with coffee flavoured toffee and cream soda. To taste it tingled with nutmeg and cinnamon, with warm woody spice numbing the tongue. Water opened a big bag of berry fruits and gummy confectionary, newly planed wood counter polished with linseed oil, crystallised angelica and eucalyptus. It reminded one panelist of a ladies cabinet with pressed powder, scented creams, fragrant lotions and potions. It retained a nippy sweetness with lemon bonbon, honey fudge offset with sharper citrus and mint. An invigorating and perky dram.
Drinking tip: Easy drinking
Colour: Strawberry gold
Cask: Refill barrel
Age: 17 years
Date distilled: August 1997
USA allocation: 90 bottles
Flavour profile: Spicy & sweet
Cask No. 39.104 $135
Getting steamy in the sauna
A peppery bite softens into blood orange, pear, peach and banana bread with honey. A steamy aroma reminiscent of saunas meshed with sunny orchards and freshly cut daffodils. Cheek clenching at first with some black tea and lime pickle but dissolved into tinned peach and pineapple. It had oily black olives that morphed into pine resin and Ambre Solaire when watered. Then bountiful sugared almonds, on iced fairy cakes, shortcrust pastry, blackcurrant cordial and cherry Bakewell tart bounced from the glass. The finale was of flapjacks and Digestives with dates, prunes and hazelnuts. Pine nuts had the final shout.
Drinking tip: A perky wee dram and needs the water
Colour: Spanish sun
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 14 years
Date distilled: June 2000
USA allocation: 90 bottles
Flavour profile: Spicy & sweet
Cask No. 50.70 $200
Big bear hug
We were greeted by an enticing combination of citric and sweet aromas with lemon cookies, lemon meringue pie, lime sorbet, candied citrus peel and a white chocolate and lime mousse. The taste was like a big bear hug, a nice gentle feeling of warmth. Flavours still citric; lime and sea salt dark chocolate and a rose petal ice cream with ginger lemon shortbread. Water changed the nose and palate substantially; chalky, dry and a minerality for which the Mosel Rieslings are well known and liked for. In the long finish, there was a nice spicy sweet crystallised stem ginger note.
Drinking tip: Reminiscing the good old days
Colour: Manzanilla Pasada
Cask: Refill barrel
Age: 25 years
Date distilled: January 1990
USA allocation: 96 bottles
Flavour profile: Spicy & dry
Cask No. 10.88 $100
An old tar
Once you get past the nose-prickle, the scent is reminiscent of the rubber-bands inside a golf ball but quickly becomes medicinal (Germoline cream), with tinned fruit cocktail, waxed jacket and lactic cows. The taste starts sweet and finishes like bitter Colombian coffee, with ‘a warm hot water bottle’ in the middle and coal dust in the aftertaste. Water increases the water-bottle note slightly, then introduces Bavarian smoked cheese, smoked sausage and synthetic ham wrapped in linen, with lingering coal dust. The taste is very sweet, lightly salty and vinegary, with smoked dulse and sweetened hot milk, finishing with ‘Finnish Tar Syrup’.
Drinking tip: To accompany a plate of smoked meats
Colour: Tarnished silver
Cask: Refill barrel
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: December 2005
USA allocation: 72 bottles
Flavour profile: Peated
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The Valhalla Collection, four stunning whiskies celebrating Highland Park’s Norse heritage. ODIN, the King of Asgard himself, joins Thor, Loki and the beautiful Freya to complete this stunning collection.
This highly sought-after collection comes in original packaging and is guaranteed to be a worthwhile addition to any whisky lover’s collection.
£2,850.00 incl. VAT
Nose: This intense whisky possesses a fierce spice. Cinnamon bark and nutmeg rise from Odin’s spirit. Behind the spice, toasted walnuts smoulder with pulsating explosions of smoke. Odin cuts an ominous figure and this whisky is no different.
Palate: A huge, powerful palate draws on the complexity of Odin’s character. Layers of peat uncover thousands of years of wisdom. Dense oak combines with rich charred walnuts.
Finish: Throughout is a subtle sweetness, sharing the knowledge of well-seasoned sherry wines. Plums and soft fruit disappear into the dark as the peaty embers glow into a smoky finale
Nose: Concentrated and forceful, with an explosion of aromatic smoke, pungent fresh ginger, antique copper, stewed plums, and golden syrup. With water, earthy notes emerge, like a garden after a heavy rain shower.
Palate: Thor’s high strength grabs the palate and refuses to let go. Initially dry, with fiery gingerbread then vanilla, blackberries, fresh mango, peach and hints of cinnamon. As its big flavours swirl around the mouth, some softer, sweeter notes develop, giving Thor and unexpected layer of complexity and depth.
Finish: The finish thunders on, leaving behind lingering notes of sweet vanilla and an intense spiciness.
Nose: A spirited lift of dried bitter orange, which quickly turns into lemon peels. Cardamom notes trick then tease the nose, before an enticing hit of gingerbread develops. With water, liquorice and aromatic smoke are both unleashed.
Palate: The true shape-shifting ability of Loki springs to life on the palate: its waxy texture is amplified by an intense smoke that doesn’t appear on the nose, shattering the light citrusy illusion of the aroma. All is not what it seems. The smoke fades as liquorice and rich spiced apple flavours come out to play. Lemon and grapefruit are consistent throughout this elusive, yet intriguing character. With a touch of water, lingering notes of melted dark chocolate over spent embers leave a soft smoky impression.
Finish: As Loki departs, he leaves behind toasted cloves, hickory smoke and soft vanilla. It is constantly changing, from appearance to finish. Loki is an enigma and truly another whisky of the gods.
Nose: Almond and Madagascan vanilla. White chocolate followed by candied cherries makes way for a vibrant wave of mango and melon, riding upon a cloud of cream soda.
Palate: Orange peel, butterscotch and rose petals provide the sweetness along with orange blossom and ginger. Lively popping candy, lemongrass and tropical fruits are lightly shrouded in peat smoke.
Finish: Complex and beautiful, the finish gives lingering spice and soft peat smoke intertwined with soft orchard fruits, toasted coconut and a light char, providing a rounded depth and allowing this whisky to soar.
(Official Tasting Notes)
Benromach 35 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Benromach 35 Year Old Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Limited edition released 2016. The bespoke decanter style bottle protecting the precious whisky is encased within an oak presentation box, reflecting the various elements which have gone in to making the whisky; the copper stills, the dark, grained wood of the original washbacks, and the white of the limewashed distillery walls. A most satisfying Speysider with cinnamon hints and beeswax polish, stewed pear and a delicate charred oak edge. Benromach Distillery was designed by Charles C. Diog and constructed at Forres in 1898 and was due to commence production in 1899. But demand for scotch collapsed when the principle purchaser of Benromach’s malt whisky Pattison‘s of Leith went bankrupt and Benromach Distillery sat silent as the next decade rolled by. Intermittent production followed until major investment and refurbishment in the 1960s and 1970s turned Benromach into a thoroughly modern Speyside malt whisky distillery, only to close again in 1983. Ten years later it was purchased by the independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail who fired up its single pair of stills in 1998 and nurtured Benromach ever since. Benromach Distillery welcomes visitors into the Benromach Distillery visitor centre, offers distillery tours and is a participant in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
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NH Liquor Commission Hand-Selects Eight Barrels of Exclusive Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon – American Whiskey News
NH Liquor Commission Hand-Selects Eight Barrels of Exclusive Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
Limited amount of Knob Creek’s sought-after whiskey available at select NH Liquor & Wine Outlets
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) recently hand-selected eight barrels of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve – or the equivalent of about 1,250 bottles – to offer exclusively to New Hampshire customers. Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve, which is produced at the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, will be available at select NH Liquor & Wine Outlets beginning this week.
This past March, NHLC representatives traveled to the Jim Beam Distillery to hand-select eight barrels of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve and to learn about the Jim Beam Distillery’s whiskey-making process and tradition.
“The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is committed to providing customers with premium offerings they simply cannot obtain elsewhere,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “NHLC experienced $642 million in total sales last year, including $357 million in spirits sales alone. That extraordinary buying power allows us to make purchases of in-demand products, like Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve, and to make those products available at the most competitive prices. With interest in premium spirits on the rise, and particularly interest in the Knob Creek® brand, this acquisition of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve will help us continue to differentiate ourselves from our competitors and to deliver record revenues to the New Hampshire General Fund.”
Producers often blend multiple barrels of bourbon together to create consistent taste and flavor. But in the case of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve, Knob Creek chooses a select few barrels for their distinct quality to be bottled individually. Each barrel—including each barrel that is coming to New Hampshire—will have a unique flavor profile, with variations in flavor, taste, color and aroma, depending on a variety of factors, including final age, rack placement and other “proprietary methods” that have been passed down for seven generations. While there is variation from barrel to barrel, according to Knob Creek, tasters will notice that Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve features “deep and complex flavors of vanilla, nuts and oak.”
At 120 proof and aged a minimum nine years, Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve will retail for $46.99 per 750ml bottle. Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve will be available for the discounted price of $41.99 for a limited time only at select NH Liquor & Wine Outlets.
“Our customers will appreciate this exclusive opportunity to enjoy one of the most coveted and unique whiskeys on the market,” said Mark Roy, NHLC Spirits Marketing and Sales Specialist. “The flavor
profiles from each unique barrel range from sweet caramel to big, bold and spicy—and everything in between. These specific flavor profiles will only be available here in New Hampshire. The best way to appreciate the subtle differences in flavor is to taste bottles from multiple barrels.”
NHLC first purchased two barrels of Knob Creek’s award-winning Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve in 2012. NHLC purchased three barrels the following year and are now up to eight barrels. Last year, NHLC sold its three-barrel, 208-case supply of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve in just three months. Knob Creek® sales at NH Liquor & Wine Outlets have increased by more than 15% over the past 12 months.
Photo Caption: The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) recently hand-selected eight barrels of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve to offer exclusively to New Hampshire customers.
Photo Caption: This past March, NHLC representatives traveled to the Jim Beam Distillery to hand-select eight barrels of Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve and to learn about the Jim Beam Distillery’s whiskey-making process and tradition. Pictured in photo is Mark Roy, NHLC Spirits Marketing and Sales Specialist, who led the selection process.
Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon
Reminiscent of pre-prohibition-style bourbon, Knob Creek® Bourbon is known for its “big, full flavor that strikes your senses with a maple sugar aroma and distinctive sweetness,” according to Knob Creek. The legendary Booker Noe, who paved the way for whiskey’s “small batch movement,” named Knob Creek® after a stream flowing through President Abraham Lincoln’s childhood Kentucky home.
Visit www.LiquorandWineOutlets.com and use the product locator to find Knob Creek® Single Barrel at your closest NH Liquor & Wine Outlet.
About the New Hampshire Liquor Commission
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) operates 79 retail locations throughout the Granite State and serves more than 11 million customers each year. More than $3 billion in net profits has been raised since the first store opened in 1934. NHLC had its best sales year ever in Fiscal Year 2015, generating $642 million in gross sales, an increase of $21 million – or 3.4% — over the previous fiscal year. Total liquor net profits transferred to the New Hampshire’s General Fund reached $151.7 million, which are used to fund programs including education, health and social services, transportation and natural resource protection.
Visit www.LiquorandWineOutlets.com to locate a store, search for product availability, learn about monthly sales, review wine tasting schedules, and sign up to receive significant savings with monthly Email Extras.
Knob Creek® is a registered trademark of Jim Beam Brands Co. and is used with permission.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society CANADA Fort McMurray Fundraiser with Ambassador Phoebe Brookes May 31st, 2016 – Scotch Whisky News
Fort McMurray Tasting Fundraiser With The Scotch Malt Whisky Society & Ambassador Phoebe Brookes
FETS Whisky Kitchen 1230 Commercial Drive,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4 Canada
Phoebe Brookes, The Society’s Global Brand Ambassador will be back here pouring some of the worlds rarest whisky. Phoebe as been here at the kitchen a number of times as she travels around the globe promoting these incredible whiskies. Join us for an enjoyable evening and again our talented culinary team will be creating light fare to accompany these great and very rare whiskies. So grab one of our limited tickets and join us and Phoebe on Tuesday May 31st for another whisky tasting here at The Kitchen. As always there are only 30 tickets available and I can assure you they sell out fast. Please note the start time for this event is 6pm as Phoebe has a redeye to New York at midnight
Be sure to plan for a safe ride home!
The cost for this event is only $60 plus GST 30 people! click here to register
Fort McMurray and the surrounding area were evacuated as the massive fire razed their city. With nearly 90,000 people being forced to flee their homes and the uncertainty of when and in some cases if they will be returning, we wanted to do something for them. These are our men, women and children and they need our help. We are partnering with our food and whisky providers to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross’ Alberta Fire Appeal. The Canadian Red Cross is, along with other agencies, assisting our displaced citizens with food, clothing, necessities, lodging and counselling. The federal government has offered to match all donations made the the Canadian Red Cross for the victims of this catastrophic event. Fet’s Whisky Kitchen will be hosting a series of 5 Whisky events to raise money for our fellow Canadians, our goal is $10,000 with the fed matchup we can raise $20,000. Why the Canadian Red Cross? We looked at all the agencies fundraising and the Red Cross has the lowest administration costs with 91% of all money raised going to support those in need. In addition to the generous support from our whisky partners we would also like to thank our food partners for their generous donations as well:
Gordon Food Service
D’Original Sausage Company
Finest at Sea
Click here to donate directly to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal.
Ever wanted to own a Scotch whisky distillery?
Scotch lovers worldwide are invited to make whisky history and invest in the world’s first fully community-owned Scotch malt whisky distillery. 100% powered by green energy, the new GlenWyvis Distillery will be built on a farm above the highland town of Dingwall, Ross-shire. Anyone can invest in GlenWyvis, no matter where they live, and with opportunities starting at just £250 ($360 USD), it’s never been easier to own shares in your very own Scotch whisky distillery.
About GlenWyvis Distillery
Ross-shire was once home to several distilleries, and for many years the whisky industry formed a key part of the local economy. Distillers in the lands of Ferintosh, near Dingwall, were particularly well known for producing a quality spirit, which for many years enjoyed an exemption from duty – by order of the Crown.
After this benefit was rescinded in the late 18th Century, Robert Burns lamented the subsequent loss of Ferintosh’s distilleries in his poem Scotch Drink. Another distillery, BenWyvis, was launched in the late 19th Century and enjoyed some success until its liquidation in the 1920s. The trend of closure continued and the last remaining Ross-shire distillery closed its doors over ninety years ago.
Today, this highly unique community project, led by the ‘Flying Farmer’ John F. McKenzie and Community Shares Scotland, aims to bring the art of craft whisky distilling to the town of Dingwall. Investment in the GlenWyvis distillery community share offer isn’t just an opportunity to co-own a distillery, it also enables you to play a part in securing the rebirth of a once proud local industry.
The GlenWyvis distillery has been named for its historical connection to two earlier distilleries: “Ben Wyvis”, a long-closed distillery that sat on the site of a proposed GlenWyvis visitor centre; and “Glenskiach” which operated in Evanton, six miles to the east. Honouring this proud whisky heritage, GlenWyvis Distillery will herald a new age of whisky in Dingwall.
FUNDING DEADLINE 24 JUNE 2016
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