Archive for October, 2014

Whisky Live Boston, Friday October 24th – Whisky News

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Whisky Live Boston

This Friday, October 24th 5:30 P.M. – 10:00

at The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston 33rd Floor

Whisky Live is coming back to Boston! There’s simply no better way to taste vertical line-ups from a range of your favorite distilleries. Such an opportunity provides a much deeper understanding and is an invaluable education for whisky enthusiasts of every level of experience. Distilleries from the very large to the quaintly small will be represented alongside independent bottlers and other niche products. 200 whiskies including more craft than ever. It’s this Friday. You won’t have to work in the morning! The show is on the opposite corner of the intersection from Federal (we’re open 9-7 that day) at 60 State Street on the 33rd floor.


Use the discount code “federal14” for 20% off the ticket price

Joe Howell

Federal Wine & Spirits


Phone: (617) 367-8605


The Whisky Show Masterclass – Aurora Brorealis – Scotch Whisky News


The Whisky Show Masterclass – Aurora Brorealis

The inimitable Colin Dunn took tasters through six rare Brora malts at The Whisky Show Masterclass

 The headline Masterclasses at The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show are guaranteed to be special. This year’s line-up included a rare chance to taste six whiskies from legendary closed distillery Brora, in the epically titled Aurora Brorealis, led by Diageo whisky ambassador Colin Dunn.

 Brora has had an eventful history – founded in 1819, under its original name of Clynelish, it closed in 1968, after its owners built another distillery (also called Clynelish) virtually next door the same year. However, an unexpected drought on Islay that summer led to a shortfall in heavily peated whisky, so the stills were fired up again, and the older distillery – now renamed Brora – stayed in production until 1983.

For our Masterclass, the line-up comprised four Special Releases, a bottling from the Rare Malts series, and a recently drawn cask sample:

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Brora 25 Year Old, 7th Release, Bot.2008, 56.3%, £750

Nose: Sweet aromas of toffee with menthol and straw. Given time, clotted-cream fudge and nougat notes appear.
Palate: Overtly spicy with black pepper, liquorice and cinnamon intertwined with orange and light smoke.
Finish: Long, with the orange notes lingering.
Comment: A sweeter and lighter style of Brora than usual, this was a great starting point to investigate the distillery’s character. This was the first-ever official bottling at 25 years of age, and its lightly smoky and graceful nature certainly pleased whisky writer Jim Murray, who gave it 96pts shortly after its release.

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Brora 1972, 22 Year Old, Rare Malts 58.7%, £3,500

Nose: Vegetal, with notes of hay and grass combining with an underlying maltiness.
Palate: Creamy texture with notes of clove and hay – the peat slowly builds all the way through.
Finish: Exceptionally long with the clove spiciness and the peat smoke in perfect harmony.
Comment: The 1972 Brora releases from the Rare Malts series have become legendary, and it’s easy to see why. It was a smart move by Colin to taste this early on, allowing us to enjoy it before our palates became tired. This was definitely my personal favourite – the flavours just went on and on.

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Brora 30 Year Old, 9th Release, Bot.2010, 54.3%, £675

Nose: Complex, with aromas of Love Hearts, menthol and green apple. Water brings out the smoke.
Palate: Warming and spicy, with green-apple flavours. As with the nose, water brings out the smoke (bonfires), and also a Riesling-like petrol note.
Finish: Long, warming, and spicy.
Comment: This shows how heavily peated whisky isn’t automatically smoky – although a few drops of water did unleash an expected wisp.

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Brora 1978, 32 Year Old, 10th Release, Bot.2011, 54.7%, £750

Nose: Red apple, toffee, butterscotch, and a hint of eucalyptus.
Palate: Drier than the nose suggests, with grass, hay, peat smoke and clove all present.
Finish: Long, with the spicy clove and peat smoke continuing to the very end.
Comment: The oldest official Brora at the time of release, and a stark contrast to the 25 year old. Much smokier and spicier, it highlighted how varied the distillery’s production was.


‘No commercial value’, eh?

Brora 1978 Cask Sample, Bot. 30 September 2014, 49.3%,

Nose: Very fruity, with prominent notes of green apple and a hint of strawberry.
Palate: The first sample to show the distillery’s trademark waxy character, this is also oily with notes of smoke, pear, and an underlying ginger spiciness.
Finish: Long with spicy ginger and subtle peat smoke.
Comment: Bottled directly from a cask (which Colin believed was refill ex-bourbon) still lying in Diageo’s warehouse the week prior, this had quickly settled in the bottle. This was the first time I’d tasted an official-bottling single cask of Brora and it didn’t disappoint, although I’d be surprised if there were any single-cask releases in the near future – the demand would surely mean it could do more harm than good.

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Brora 35 Year Old, 11th Release, Bot.2012, 48.1%, £999

Nose: Liquorice, lemon, vanilla, wax, and a hint of pineapple.
Palate: Creamy, with lemon zest, vanilla, oak, peat smoke and candlewax.
Finish: Long, with dry spiciness from the oak.
Comment: A vatting of whiskies from 1976 and 1977, the refill American oak casks are noticeable here, with prominent vanilla and oak notes. A fitting finale to the tasting.


I’ll sneak past security, no problem’

Colin is known for his larger-than-life presenting style, but despite his exuberance, there was no getting away from the fact that this was a collection of very serious whiskies. Each one was exceptional, and one wonders how many more opportunities there will be to taste Brora in this way in the future. Once again, a cult distillery lives up to its legendary status.

Originally published on The Whisky Exchange Blog – The Whisky Show Masterclass – Aurora Brorealis

Chivas Welcomes a New Level of Luxury with the Launch of Chivas Regal Extra – Scotch Whisky News

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Chivas Welcomes a New Level of Luxury with the Launch of Chivas Regal Extra

Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, is launching Chivas Regal Extra, the first expression to be added to the iconic brand’s timeless range of blended Scotch whiskies for seven years.*

The new super-premium expression, which will be available in domestic markets from October 2014 and in Global Travel Retail from March 2015, has been created by Chivas Regal’s longstanding Master Blender, Colin Scott, as a tribute to James and John Chivas, the two brothers who famously pioneered the art of blending whisky in the 19th Century. Chivas Regal Extra is a special selection of whiskies matured in Oloroso sherry casks together with the rarest and finest malts in the Chivas inventory to create a rich and generous Chivas blend.

An incredibly rich and discerning interpretation of the Chivas signature style, Chivas Regal Extra has a fruity, sweet nose with notes of ripe pears, creamy toffee and a hint of ginger. The ripe pears continue on the palate, with sweet tropical flavours of melons and soft notes of vanilla and caramel, blending with spicy notes of cinnamon and hints of almonds, leading to a long and fulfilling finish.In-keeping with the other whiskies in the Chivas Regal family, Chivas Regal Extra bears all the aesthetic hallmarks of a classic luxury whisky. The textures and opulent colours featured on the carton and the bottle convey the richness of both Chivas Regal Extra’s taste and heritage, as well as its super-premium positioning, making it an ideal whisky for gifting.

Richard Black, Global Brand Director for Chivas Regal comments, “As the world’s first luxury whisky, Chivas Regal has a long history of important milestones that have helped shape the Scotch whisky category and define cocktail culture and the tastes of consumers the world over. The release of Chivas Regal Extra marks another momentous milestone for Chivas and we’re confident that this new super-premium whisky with its rich, generous flavour profile, will be well received by those looking for a truly rewarding and enriching whisky experience.”

The launch of Chivas Regal Extra will be supported through a range of marketing activities including in-store promotional materials and sampling, digital merchandising and print advertising.An exclusive range of Chivas Regal Extra cocktails have also been developed by Max Warner, Global Brand Ambassador for Chivas Regal, to meet the needs of the more adventurous discerning whisky drinker. The range includes six recipes featuring Chivas Regal Extra, with the addition of fortified wines to evoke the richness from the sherry casks which are at the heart of Chivas Regal Extra’s flavour profile.Chivas Regal Extra is the fifth permanent expression in the Chivas Regal family, sitting within the super-premium range, positioned between Chivas 12 and Chivas 18. Chivas Regal Extra has a 40% ABV.Watch the videos on Chivas Extra and explore the expression’s taste profile and signature cocktail recipes at

*Chivas Regal Extra is the first global expression to be released by Chivas Regal since Chivas 25 Years Old which was launched in 2007.


About Chivas Regal

Chivas Regal is a truly global brand, selling 4.9 million 9L cases annually in more than 150 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and Americas. The Chivas Regal range is the epitome of style, substance and exclusivity and includes Chivas Regal 12, 18 and 25 Year

About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and

Springbank Society Newsletter – Scotch Whisky News

Hazelburn 11yo Society

New Society Bottle

I bring some exciting news this afternoon – the new Society bottle is now ready for purchase!

The October 2014 release is a Hazelburn 11 year old from a Fresh Bourbon Barrel. This was distilled in December 2002 and bottled at the beginning of this month. The ABV is 54.4% and it’s a tiny cask with only 204 bottles available. The price of this bottling is £60.00.

The cask we chose is one that our Distillery Manager, Gavin, was using as part of his special Warehouse Tastings. It always received fantastic compliments so we decided it would be perfect to bottle for our Society Members. I brought a bottle to TWE Whisky Show in London a couple of weekends ago and everyone who tasted it seemed to really enjoy it. The tasting notes for the Society Hazelburn 11yo are as follows:

Nose:  Instant scent of butterscotch, white chocolate, coconut and vanilla. As it develops, fruits such as pineapple and orange become very evident. Aromas of straw and hay come alive which are reminiscent of a summer meadow.

Palate:  A creamy, thick texture which coats the mouth nicely with salted peanut, fruity and earthy notes. Ginger and nutmeg spices are noticeable along with a rich sweetness similar to custard cream biscuits and pink marshmallows. A very well balanced dram.

Finish:  A wonderfully smooth and elegant finish with lingering fruitiness and hints of cappuccino and milk chocolate.

As we are getting such a small number of bottles, it will strictly be limited to one per person to begin with. It is doubtful but if there are some bottles leftover after 2 months then any member who would like to buy a second bottle will get the chance to.

If you would like to reserve a bottle then please email me ASAP as it will be based on a first come first served basis. As always, don’t worry if you don’t receive an instant reply back from me, it usually takes a while to work through all the emails which are sent to me after a new bottling!

For members who get their Society bottles sent to our 5 Cadenhead Shops out-with the UK, I’m afraid to say that it will be no longer possible to have your bottles sent to the Baden shop in Switzerland.

As we are now using a shipping company who are able to send to most countries, it is not as important to use the Cadenhead shops as it once was. Also, due to different issues which have occurred with sending Society bottles to our European shops, the shops were all asked if they were happy to continue stocking the Society bottles or if they would like to stop stocking them altogether.

With instant effect, we will stop sending to Baden and only send to our shops in Berlin, Odense and Salzburg. As I write this newsflash, I have not received feedback from the Cologne shop so for the new bottling, we will continue sending as we have done in the past and if this changes for future bottlings then I will let you know ASAP. Therefore, for the new bottling we can ship to Berlin, Cologne, Odense and Salzburg.

If you would like your bottle delivered to any of the 4 Cadenhead shops mentioned then PLEASE state this when ordering your bottle. The next orders will not be sent to these shops until early 2015 so if you would like it sent there then please let me know and I can arrange it for the next shipment. As soon as I have a shipping date then I will let you know. Can I kindly ask that you wait until you have heard from me before phoning the shops to ask if they have arrived.

I have mentioned this in the past but just to remind members, any Society bottle which is sent to our European shops for collection MUST be collected within 2 months of arriving or else they will be put up for sale to any other Society member who is interested. It is unfair for the shops to keep these unpaid bottles for any longer than this so please collect it within this time frame.

USA Shipments 

In my newsletter from September, I advised of the 9 states within the USA which we could not ship to due to strict import laws. Since we received this list, we have tried to send to other states which are not listed and once again, we had problems. We have decided for the time being that we will stop all US shipments again as it is just costing us too much money to keep attempting to send and having them returned to us. It’s so frustrating for our members in the US as we had told you that we would now be able to ship but unfortunately there isn’t much we can do to resolve this at the moment. We will continue to work on the issue and hopefully we can resolve it in the near future.

Previous Society Bottlings Available

For any of our new Society members or anyone who would like to add to their collection of previous Society bottles, we still have the following bottles available:

  • Longrow 10 year old – Fresh Sherry Butt at 53.9%
  • Bottled in November 2011 (£45.00)
  • Springbank 14 year old – 7 years in Bourbon, 7 years in Port at 55.7%
  • Bottled in June 2012 (£50.00)
  • Springbank 15 year old – 10 years Refill Bourbon, 5 years Fresh Madeira at 56.5%
  • Bottled in March 2013 (£65.00)
  • Springbank 14 year old (LOCAL BARLEY) – Refill Sherry Butt at 57.8%
  • Bottled in April 2014 (£80.00)

If you are interested in purchasing any of the previous bottles listed above then please let me know and I can arrange this for you. Unfortunately they have all been UK duty paid meaning we can’t send them to any of the Cadenhead Shops out-with the UK but can of course send to you using our delivery service. If you would like a reminder of the prices for this then please email me and I will forward them on to you.

Anyway, I think that is all for the moment so thank you for reading and hope to speak to many of you soon!

Best regards,


Mairi Paterson 

For the Springbank Society 

To join the Springbank Society please contact them at

Macallan 1950 Speymalt at Single Malts Direct – Scotch Whisky News

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Macallan 1950 Speymalt G&M 43% ABV | 70cl

Colour: Deep Orange Red.
Body: Rich and complex.
Finish: Subtle smoke with Sherry influences.
Cask Type: Sherry Butts.
Style: Robust – yet smooth.

Tasting Notes..
AROMA without water: Rich, baked fruit aromas – sultanas, prunes and figs all present. A little peat smoke on the edge.
TASTE without water: Sherry wood with rich fruitiness and a burnt/toasted malt edge. With traces of liquorice.
AROMA with water: A little sweetness now present – tracle toffee. Rich fruit cake aromas with charred oak notes.
TASTE with water: Some smoke initially, with an oily woodiness. Rich burnt fruit flavours.

Price:£1,665.83 ex VAT
£1,999.00 inc VAT


Companions of the Quaich Vancouver Dinner & Tasting with Willie Tait Tuesday November 4th, 2014 – Scotch Whisky News


Companions of the Quaich

Whisky Tasting & Dinner


Thomas Chen & Barry Dunner

request the pleasure of your company

at a Companions Whisky Tasting & Dinner


Event Theme

A Journey to Jura

Featuring Master Distiller Willie Tait

Sample 5 Isle of Jura whiskies

Whiskies • Dinner • Dessert

Sample five whiskies

sumptuously paired with a four-course meal

(Meal details to follow)

When & Where

Tuesday, the 4th of November at seven o’clock

Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club • 1630 W 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6J 2K7

RSVP by October 24, 2014                                         Programme

Companions of the Quaich                                Reception: 6:45 pm

140-6751 Graybar Road,                    Whisky tasting & dinner: 7:00 pm

Richmond, V6W 1H3                                            Casual attire

email                    Couvert: $75; $85: non-members

At the Door: $10 more                   Seating limited to 25 participants 


About Willie Tait

In 1975 Willie Tait began a lifelong association with the island. He has worked as a tunroom man, mash, stillman, distillery manager and master distiller, and is now Global Brand Ambassador for Jura. In 2011 he was awarded a lifetime Achievement Award from the Malt Advocate magazine.

The Companions of The Quaich is a non-profit society dedicated to sharing knowledge and enjoyment of Single Malt Whisky

A ‘Quaich’ is the traditional Scots drinking vessel for whisky • The name comes from the Gaelic ‘cuach’ which means ‘cup’

Willie Tait

Master Distiller, Brand Ambassador

Isle of Jura Single Malt Whisky.

Only 7 miles wide and 30 long, and with a population of just 200, it is not surprising that the magical Isle of Jura has only one distillery – the producer of the award-winning single malt whisky.

Willie Tait’s involvement with Jura begins in January 1975 when he took on the role as Tunroom Man at the remote Hebridean distillery nestled just off the west coast of Scotland. Shortly thereafter he moved on to the role of Mash / Stillman.

In the summer of 1979 Willie took the position of Assistant Distillery Manager, a post he enjoyed until he was made Manager 6 years later. By 1993, he found himself with a new challenge – Distillery Manager of both Jura and Bruichladdich, on the neighbouring Island of Islay.

After over two decades, and having crafted some truly special single malts, Willie left his adopted island home of Jura in 1999 and returned to the mainland to begin his next adventure. Whisky distilling was well-and-truly in his blood and his next appointment took him to the north east of Scotland to the village of Fettercairn, where he became Manager of three Malt distilleries – Fettercairn, Tamnavulin and Tullibardine.

By September 2003 Willie found himself embarking on yet another new journey when he was appointed as global Master Distiller Brand Ambassador of the Isle of Jura Single Malt Whisky. This role has had Willie travelling the globe delighting people with magical stories of island life and of course allowing them to sample some of the rarest and most delicate single malts Jura has to offer.

After so many years service to the Scotch Whisky industry, his vast experience is widely acknowledged by his peers. In 2011 he was awarded a lifetime Achievement Award from the Malt Advocate magazine.

Auchentoshan® Single Malt Lowland Scotch Whisky Introduces Auchentoshan® American Oak – Scotch Whisky News

Auchentoshan® Single Malt Lowland Scotch Whisky Introduces Auchentoshan® American Oak

Glasgow, Scotland (October 7, 2014) – Auchentoshan® Single Malt Lowland Scotch Whisky known for triple distilling every single drop, introduces Auchentoshan® American Oak. Releasing flavor layers of vanilla, caramelized sugars, coconut and oak spices, Auchentoshan American Oak is the first ever Auchentoshan to be matured exclusively in first fill ex bourbon casks. The name harkens to the 100 year old oak trees (of the Quercus alba species) grown in the North American mountains which become bourbon casks that will eventually age Auchentoshan Scotch Whisky’s newest expression. Auchentoshan American Oak will become a permanent member of the core Auchentoshan portfolio, which includes 12 Years Old and Three Wood. Auchentoshan American Oak is available nationwide with a suggested retail price of $39.99/750ml.

Auchentoshan is Always Triple Distilled
Auchentoshan prides itself in its unique tradition of triple distilling every single drop. This means that the spirit produced reaches 81.5% alcohol by volume, significantly higher than most single malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. The lightness of the liquid enables it to more readily absorb every characteristic it is exposed to in the cask.

American Oak Maturation
Auchentoshan creates a smooth and complex spirit that ages beautifully in first fill ex-bourbon casks. The North American oak barrels used for American Oak maturation are first seasoned with American bourbon whiskey, which serves to remove the harsher bitter oak tannins and break down the oak to re lease even more vanilla, coconut and silky maturation oils.

Judicious Cask Selection
The maturing Auchentoshan spirit is regularly sampled by Rachel Barrie, Auchentoshan Master Blender, drawing hundreds of samples from different positions in the warehouse. Auchentoshan has found that higher positions in the warehouse promote more spice and intense bourbon vanilla extraction from the oak, whereas casks matured nearer ground level promote softer peach and citrus fruit top notes and silky coconut. Barrie hand selects the casks that are then married together for several months to achieve a multi-layered balance of vanilla sweetness, clean citrus scent and a refreshingly smooth taste.

With a nod to its triple distillation and American oak maturation, Auchentoshan American Oak presents several cocktails where American Oak can be used as a delicious substitute:

Make it a Triple | Riff on a cocktail that is typically made with Irish whiskey, Auchentoshan American Oak works well because of its triple distillation.

  • 1 oz. Auchentoshan® American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • .25 oz. Lillet® Vermouth
  • .25 oz. Pierre Ferrand® Dry Curacao
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Stir all ingredients together and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Seelbach | A pre-prohibition cocktail famously made with bourbon, Auchentoshan American Oak works well here because of its bourbon barrel maturation.

  • 1 oz. Auchentoshan® American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • .25 oz. Pierre Ferrand® Dry Curacao
  • 7 dashes Angostura® Bitters
  • 7 dashes Peychaud’s® Bitters
  • .25 oz. Champagne

Stir ingredients over ice, strain into a chilled flute, top with Champagne and lemon twist garnish.

Triple A | Punch created by Julieta Campos of The Berkshire Room, Chicago.

  • 1 oz. Auchentoshan® American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • .25 oz. Ginger Syrup
  • .5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .25 oz. Apricot Liqueur
  • .25 oz. Aperol® Aperitif

Serve in tumbler/punch cup. Top with a few Maldon® salt flakes.

TASTING NOTES: Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% ABV
To the eye:  Bright gold.
To the nose:  Bourbon vanilla and coconut with layers of zesty citrus fruit.
To the tongue:  Refreshingly smooth yet lively with vanilla cream, coconut and white peach.
To the end:  Crisp, with sugared grapefruit and a hint of spice.


The award winning Auchentoshan portfolio includes Auchentoshan 12 Year Old, Three Wood, 18 Year Old and the limited release 21 Year Old, in addition to select vintage, limited edition releases. Auchentoshan is available nationwide in the U.S and in more than 45 countries worldwide. The Auchentoshan portfolio is imported to the U.S. by Beam Suntory, Inc. For more information about Auchentoshan, visit,, and on Twitter @theauchentoshan.


As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the flagship Jim Beam bourbon and Yamazaki Japanese whisky, as well as world renowned premium brands including Maker’s Mark and Knob Creek bourbons, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s,  Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka, and Midori liqueur.  The company generates annual worldwide sales of approximately $4.6 billion excluding excise taxes.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial culture.  Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and

This and That at K&L California – Whisky News


Scotland – Single Malt Scotch

  • Compass Box Great King Street “Glasgow Blend” Scotch Whisky 750ml – 7 available ($42.99)
  • Compass Box “The Lost Blend” Blended Malt Whisky 750ml – 9 available ($104.99)
  • Bank Note Blended Whisky 1.75L (cannot ship) ($34.99)

United States – Bourbon and Rye

  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Single Barrel #793 Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml (3 bottle limit) ($54.99)
  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Single Barrel #849 Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml (3 bottle limit) – 10 available ($54.99)
  • Angel’s Envy 100 Proof Rye Whiskey 750ml (one bottle limit) – 6 available ($67.99)
  • Micther’s US #1 Small Batch American Whiskey 750ml – 1 available ($44.99)

K&L Wine Merchants
Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA


CHIVAS BROTHERS NEW CASK STRENGTH (50cl) RELEASES at Royal Mile Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News




20 year old


16 year old


14 year old

If you have ever attended our annual Whisky Fringe event you should be familiar with our ‘Half Time Orange’ dramming concept. What’s more if you visited the Pernod Ricard stand when the whistle was blown, you would have been treated to some quite exceptional ‘drawn straight from the cask that very week’ samples from the esteemed Mr Logan. On several past occasions he has provided quite stunning drams from the lesser known distilleries of Glenburgie, Miltonduff and Glenallachie. Which is why we are very excited to get our hands on these new additions to the Chivas Brothers Cask Strength range (click on the link for the full range, including new Scapa and Tormore) which were previously only available to purchase when actually visiting the distilleries.

WW1 Remembrance Bottling From The English Whisky Company – English Whisky News


New release WW1 Remembrance In light of the momentous occasion that 2014 signifies – a century since the start of WW1. We thought this was a date worth noting and so have designed a label, bottle and contents worthy of remembering 1914 and those that fought for us. The whisky itself has gentle undertones of smoke and an earthiness to it – our way of giving a nod to the battlefields. The English Whisky Co. are going to donate £2 to the Poppy Appeal for each bottle sold. The bottling is limited to 1499 bottles.

Chapter 13 Batch 3 Tasting Notes

Nose Sweet raisins, warm vanilla and slightly spicy. Hints of bread and butter pudding and caramelised sugar. Also a slight savoury and earthy background note.

Palate Initially dry, then sweet, spicy (think white pepper), malty and oaky. Again the savoury, earthy notes come through. Slight touch of anise along with lovely warm vanilla, just like a vanilla sponge fresh from the oven. Finish is long and the dryness kicks

£49.99 A donation of £2 per bottle to Poppy Appeal



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