Archive for 2010

Single Malts Direct – January Sales – Bargains Before VAT Goes Up! – Scotch Whisky News


Welcome to our Pre-VAT Increase sale. In response to the chancellor’s announcement that the standard rate of VAT will increase from the current 17.5% to 20% on 4th January 2011, last orders processed with the old VAT rate will be at midnight on 03/01/11 – so hurry, these offers are time limited!

Best Sellers This Festive Season

Aberfeldy 19yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £30.98 Save £5.01
Aberlour A’Bunadh SPECIAL OFFER: Now £36.99 Save £3.00
An Cnoc 12yo & FREE Glass SPECIAL OFFER: Now £24.99 Save £4.00
Ardbeg Blasda SPECIAL OFFER: Now £44.99 Save £4.00
Ardmore Traditional SPECIAL OFFER: Now £21.98 Save £10.00
Auchentoshan Classic SPECIAL OFFER: Now £21.98 Save £3.01
Balvenie 12yo Doublewood SPECIAL OFFER: Now £26.99 Save £6.00
Balvenie 17yo Madeira Wood SPECIAL OFFER: Now £69.98 Save £14.01
Black Bull 12yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £27.99 Save £5.01
Blair Athol 12yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £36.99 Save £4.01
Dalmore 12yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £32.99 Save £5.99
Glen Garioch Founders Reserve SPECIAL OFFER: Now £27.99 Save £4.50 
Glenlivet 12 Year Old SPECIAL OFFER: Now £24.99 Save £5.99
Glenmorangie 10yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £24.99 Save £5.99
Isle of Jura 10 Year Old SPECIAL OFFER: Now £19.99 Save £10.00
Macallan 10 Year Old Original SPECIAL OFFER: Now £22.98 Save £5.01
Miltonduff 10yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £17.99 Save £5.01
Strathisla 12yo SPECIAL OFFER: Now £24.99 Save £3.00



Loch Fyne Whiskies & The VAT Increase January 4th, 2011- Scotch Whisky News


Loch Fyne Whiskies has posted a new item, ‘VAT Increase – 4th January 2011’. Orders placed before midnight on 3rd January will be treated at the current VAT rate. From the 4th VAT will be charged at the new rate of 20% – equals to just over 2% increase.

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Ralfy Publishes Whisky Review #174 – Scotch Whisky News


Ralfy reviews a Blended beauty at  … whisky review 174 – Campbeltown Loch 21yo Blended Scotch…. lovely stuff, but can be hard to find. If you can’t get a hold of this one, nervermind, there’s plenty more to choose from at


Glenmorangie Dinner At The Malmaison Aberdeen (in Pictures!) – Scotch Whisky News








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Follow Whisky Intelligence on Facebook and Twitter – Whisky & Social Media News


Whisky Intelligence has recently joined the world of Facebook  at 

and  is also on Twitter 

so if you are so inclined follow along. Go on, click the “Like” button…just off to the right of this page…Whisky Intelligence is looking for a crowd for the New Year…

Last Chance Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask End Sale – Scotch Whisky News


FINAL CALL… Cask Ends Sale – SALE ENDS Fri 31 Dec

    Wonderland Parcel 1: Ex-sherry casks

   Wonderland Parcel 2: Ex-bourbon casks

   Wonderland Parcel 3: Ex-bourbon & ex-sherry cask mix

Subject to availability, last few parcels- Parcel Offers: Available via Mail Order


Whisky for a Year – A vast selection of whisky awaits…Get whiskyed away on a tide of ultimate single cask single malt Society bottlings. Offers like this don’t come about often.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ
Contact: or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm).

Miner’s Delight Inn Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six – Scotch Whisky News


Single Malt Scotch Whisky:

appreciation, elucidation, information

Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six

2nd Saturday    every month    6 – 9 p.m.    no reservation required

Enjoy 5 half-ounce samples of single malt Scotch whisky, $20:

    ♦  We feature 3 single malts, including a Malt of the Month *

    ♦  You roll a die then pick your choice from one of the six Scotch regions

    ♦  You pick your Connoisseur’s choice from our menu of 72 single malts

Peruse our whisky library. Learn about each of our single malts in Bob’s menu book: distillery info, tasting notes, prices, and more.  Light hors d’oeuvres included, and the saloon’s open to non-whisky drinkers.

January 8, 2011

Balvenie 12 yo DoubleWood *

Glenfiddich 15 yo

Deanston 12 yo un-chill filtered

February 12, 2011

Balblair 1997 *

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Strathisla 12 yo

March 12, 2011

Singleton of Glendullan    12 yo *

Glenlivet Nadurra 16 yo

Ledaig 10 yo

Bob at work...

Bob at work...

OBAN 14 YEAR OLD Returns To British Columbia – Scotch Whisky News



Oban 14 Year Old – Single Malt Scotch

“Double Gold Medal” – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010

REGION: Highlands, Scotland

PRICE: $114.99

CSPC: +243824


Fine single malt whisky has been made here in Oban for over 200 years, in one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. In effect, the town grew up around the distillery and since its foundation in 1794 it has played a crucial role in local life.

Oban is the frontier between the West Highlands and the Islands; the meeting place between land and sea. A perfect, sheltered harbour makes it the principal seaport for the Isles and the capital of the West Highlands.

It has a mild, temperate climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream and washed (too often, some might say) by the soft rain that often falls hereabouts. This misty, maritime character, with a background of heather and peat, is perfectly echoed in the malt whisky produced in Oban.

Oban is made using only the finest barley, malted to the distillery’s own particular specification. The tiny lantern-shaped copper pot stills are among the smallest in Scotland; their rich, fruity malt is then slowly condensed in wooden worm tubs that sit outside among the rooftops, before being aged in oak casks for at least 14 years.

“Oban – where the Highlands and the Islands meet.” – Dave Broom, whisky writer and expert.



NOSE: Rich sweetness with fruits – oranges, lemons and pears with sea-salt and peaty smokiness

BODY: Full and rich

PALATE: Mouth-filling late autumn fruits – dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.

FINISH: Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.

Last Minute Deals BUY ONE BOOK, RECEIVE ANOTHER AS A BONUS From Malt Advocate – Scotch Whisky News



Hurry: offer ends 12/31/10

Purchase one of these:

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2011 | $20.99
Malt Whisky Yearbook 2011 lists hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. Included are a comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics. Nearly 200 tasting notes describing the flavor of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Ireland.

Bottled History | Was $60.00, Now $49.99  
By Ian Macilwain. Vestiges of a disappearing era in Scottish malt whisky distilleries. Visit for a preview of this masterpiece. Not available anywhere else in the US!

Japanese Whisky | Was $60.00, Now $49.95
This book portrays all distilleries involved in the foundation of a unique chapter in the global history of whisky making. Some of these entities are gone; others are still operating at full steam.

Bourbon in Kentucky: A History of Distilleries in Kentucky
By Chester Zoeller. Believed to be the most authoritative history of bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. Many rare photographs accompany Zoeller’s thorough text.

Then select one of these as a bonus:

99 Drams of Whiskey | Retails at $24.95
Hopkins entertains and educates readers on whiskey’s place in history. As an added bonus, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands.

Goodness Nose | Retails at $19.99
Richard Paterson’s grandfather and father were both prominent in the Scotch whisky industry in Glasgow for decades before Richard joined a competing whisky brokerage firm to start his apprenticeship.

Imbibe | Retails at $13.63
A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American cocktails. David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the ultimate mixologist’s guide-in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar.

Visit by 12/31/10 to take advantage the Buy One Book, Get a Bonus offer!

Visit today. Prices are good until 12/31/10. Quantities are limited, so don’t delay. Get your favorite whisky enthusiast’s gift now! 

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America At Universal Whisky Experience Las Vegas March 18th & 19th, 2011 – Scotch Whisky News


Come join The Scotch Malt Whisky Society at The Universal Whisky Experience in Las Vegas March 18th & 19th, 2011


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