Archive for December, 2018



A Hibiki-21 year old Ceramic Collection


Hong Kong – Bonhams headlines its upcoming online Whisky sale in Hong Kong with a Hibiki-21 year old Ceramic Collection Arita & Kutani. Paying tribute to the art of traditional Japanese ceramic, Suntory release this limited edition every year in handmade ceramic bottles from the Arita and Kutani kiln containing Hibiki-21 year old whisky. It is a very rare opportunity to acquire a full set of the collection from the first release in 2001 to the latest in 2014. The collection includes 28 ceramic bottles and is estimated to fetch between HK$600,000 and HK$800,000.

Bonhams online sale will start on 24 December 2018 and end on 20 January 2019, and will feature a collection of 440 lots ranging from HK$3,000 to HK$600,000, offering a price point for all level of collectors.

The sale presents a Macallan Lalique-55 year old estimated at HK$500,000 – 650,000. This 55 year old Macallan in a Lalique decanter was released in 2007, with only 420 individually numbered decanters made available worldwide. Inspired by Lalique’s classic Paquerettes tiara perfume bottle, this decanter is a nod back to the designing power and influence of Rene Lalique in 1910. Made in varying amber coloured crystal to reflect The Macallan’s natural colour, the decanter stopper embodies Lalique’s mastery of crystal and is one of the most difficult colours for crystal makers to achieve. 

Over 20 bottles of collectable single malts from the late legendary bottler Silvano Samaroli are featured in this sale including a bottle of Glen Cawdor-1964, one of 360 bottles and estimated around HK$80,000 – 110,000. Inspired by the reference to the Thane of Cawdor in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Silvano used the name for some of his bottlings without revealing the real distillery. According to his memory, it is believed to be a Springbank 1964.

Other notable highlights include:

  • Macallan-1972 by S.Samaroli, one of 460; estimated at $50,000-70,000
  • Yamazaki-1979-#RF1037, one of 294; ; estimated at HK$90,000-130,000
  • Bowmore-1964-38 year old-Bourbon, one of 300; estimated at HK$90,000-140,000
  • Balvenie-50 year old-6th Release, one of 110; estimated at HK$320,000-380,000

Auction Details
Whisky sale
24 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
Specialist: Daniel Lam, Director of Wine & Whisky, Asia
Tel: +852 2918 4321; E:

About Bonhams 

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit

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The Verdict Is In: Impex Beverages Peated Whiskies Win! – Whisky News

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The Verdict Is In: Peated Whiskies Win!

It’s that time of year when we look back and reflect on our achievements, and this year has given us a lot to be thankful for.

Whisky Advocate has compiled a list of their Top 20 Whiskies of the year, and two ImpEx expressions have earned spots!

In addition, a number of ImpEx expressions have won prestigious medals from renowned competitions.  Check out some of the highlights below.   <

While Penderyn Myth won a Gold Medal in the ‘Best In Class’ category, Celt won a Silver Medal in the ‘Malt Peated Medium’ category from Whiskies Of The World, placing at #17 on Whisky Advocates Top 20 list, where it earned 91 points! 

Check out Jonny’s tantalizing description below the image.


“Blender Aista Jukneviciute finishes Celt in peated Islay quarter casks that enable the sooty charcoal smoke and maritime notes to sink their claws into the fresh lemon, mandarin, and buttery, toasty aromas.  Sweet citrus, dark fruits, chocolate, and spicy smoke linger on the finish. Forget Daenerys, this is the whisky of dragons.” ~ Jonny McCormick

Coming in at #15 with 91 points, Kilchoman Loch Gorm, the yearly limited release fully matured in Sherry casks made the grade!  

At the intersection of Sherry and peat, this dream-of-a-dram delivers on both in a way that appeases any peat-pleasured palate.


“The first edition of Loch Gorm appeared in 2013, and it remains the distillery’s only whisky to be fully matured in Sherry casks. The 2018 iteration comprises the contents of nineteen oloroso Sherry butts filled in 2007, 2008, and 2011, the oldest of which are some of the first Sherry casks filled at Kilchoman. These rich, confident aged whiskies converge in the best Loch Gorm to date, showcasing the expression’s trademark blend of succulent Sherry, cooked fruits, and earthy peat, along with flavors of honey, ginger, sultanas, and spice.” —Gavin D Smith

To top it all off, Kilchoman Sanaig – the core expression matured in Bourbon casks and finished in Sherry casks won  ‘Best Peated Whisky’ at the 2018 Whisky World Cup!  


‘Kilchoman has outclassed the opposition in the previous rounds. Giants like Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Bowmore have disappeared. It was only a matter of time until these Islay icons were to be replaced. And having the new smoke champ from the same island proves that Islay remains the centre of peated whisky in the world.’ ~ Henrik Aflodal, Whisky World Cup orgnaniserAnd finally we would be remiss if we didn’t mention how well received Port Askaig 33 has been this year.  Prominent bloggers distant parts of the world gave this expression really high marks in their reviews.  The two of note that we’re sharing with you are 91 and 92 points, from Dave Broom of and Ruben Luyten from, respectively.  


“There’s no sense of things being forced here, just nature being allowed to gently take its course. What a lovely way to end the year.” ~ Dave Broom

Thanks again for being part of our family and enjoying these fine whiskies with us.  We truly appreciate all of our supporters and everyone we do business with.  It means the world to us when our whiskies are enjoyed in good company.  So Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones, and may the peat keep you warm this winter 🙂

We look forward to bringing you more excellent whiskies in 2019! 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Please feel free to reach out for more details on the bottlings:

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MILTONDUFF 34 YEAR OLD 1982 OLD & RARE at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News


34 Year Old 1982
Old & Rare

Miltonduff 34 Year Old 1982 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill hogshead bottled June 2016 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Old & Rare Platinum collection. 196 bottles. This golden whisky has a sweet and fruity nose of pears, green apples, butterscotch and crème caramel. The creamy palate has notes of soft fruits, butter toffee and vanilla custard. The finish is long and slightly dry, with a gentle oak aftertaste. Miltonduff Distillery was established by Andrew Peary and Robert Bain in 1824 on the site of an old meal mill which once belonged to Pluscarden Abbey. In 1964 a pair of Lomond stills was installed and operated until 1981 at which time they were sliced and diced and partially incorporated into new pot stills. Whilst the whisky produced from the pot stills at Miltonduff is called Miltonduff the malt whisky produced by the Lomond stills is called Mosstowie. Miltonduff Distillery is a Speyside malt whisky distillery and a contributor to Ballantine’s blends of scotch.


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K&L California “A Year of Whisk(e)y in Review” – Whisky News


A Year of Whisk(e)y in Review

2018 has been a very exciting year for whisk(e)y at K&L. From our direct-import exclusives to rare one-off bottlings and everything in between, our shelves have been graced with an impressive bounty. With the year coming to a close, we thought it a perfect opportunity to revisit some of our top whiskey offerings of 2018. Whether you are a whiskey maven from way back or are just beginning to explore, the selections below are sure-fire winners and welcome additions to any collection.

Top Collectibles

The Scotch boom continues to plow full steam ahead with age-statement bottlings garnering the greatest attention. The confluence of demand and the inherent scarcity of these bottlings have driven prices sky high. Thanks to our close relationships with the distilleries and bottlers, we’ve tracked down more than a few of these collectibles at unbeatable prices.

1996 Linkwood 21 Year Old “Signatory” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $129.99 View

1996 Bowmore 22 Year Old “Old Malt Cask” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $149.99 View

2005 Highland Park 12 Year Old “K&L Exclusive” Refill Sherry Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $159.99  View

Glengoyne 25 Year Old Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $299.99 View

1965 Carsebridge 52 Year Old “Sovereign” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) $349.99  View

1984 Caol Ila 34 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $375.00  View


Old Particular

Our “Old Particular” portfolio continues to be a resounding success. With the proliferation of no-age-statement whiskies, it’s been a boon to have a seemingly unending source of single barrel exclusives that not only carry their age, but also come in a breathtaking range of styles and expressions. Consistently among the top bargains in the market, “Old Particular” is the go-to for scores of whisky lovers.

2010 Glen Garioch 8 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $49.99 View

2006 Balmenach 11 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $54.99 View

2007 Benrinnes 11 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $54.99 View

1995 Loch Lomond (“All Malt”) 22 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) $89.99 View

1994 Miltonduff 24 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $129.99 View


When it comes to spirits in America, bourbon continues to reign supreme. Tried and true brands are snatched up with abandon, while a stream of new distillers continue to enter the market. It truly is the golden era of bourbon. Our buyers David Othenin-Girard and Andrew Whiteley have worked tirelessly to seek out the finest expressions available while leaving the others on the cutting room floor. Below is a small sampling of the fruits of their labor.

Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) (Elsewhere $32) $29.99 View

Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) $34.99 View

Old Forester K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #0755 (Warehouse H, Floor 7) Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky (750ml) $39.99 View

Smooth Ambler “Big Level” Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $54.99 View

Booker’s “Kitchen Table 2018-4” Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $59.99 View

Little Book 2018 Release “Batch #2 – Noe Simple Task” Blended Straight Whiskey (750ml) $79.99 View

Japan & Canada

For the discerning whiskey drinker, Japan and Canada continue to be a go-to source. Japan’s top expressions stand shoulder to shoulder with Scotland’s best, while Canada continues to be a driving force of innovation. No matter how you cut it, the whiskies from these countries have rightfully earned their place on the international stage.

Lot 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Rye Whisky (750ml) $31.99 View

Helios Distillery “Kura The Whisky” Rum Cask Finished Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml) $59.99 View

Nikka Coffey Still Japanese Malt Whisky (750ml) $59.99 View

Nikka “Taketsuru” Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml) $59.99 View

Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony” Japanese Whisky (750ml) $64.99 View

Whistle Pig “Farmstock” Rye Crop No. 002 Whiskey (750ml) $69.99 View

Whistle Pig 14 Year Old The Boss Hog 5th Edition “The Spirit of Mauve” Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml – 1 bottle limit, ships as 1.5L) $499.99 View


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 230: Ardbeg An Oa – Scotch Whisky News


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 230: Ardbeg An Oa

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries the newest core range Ardbeg. The Ardbeg An Oa was launched in September 2017. It is named after the Mull of Oa, where you can find the American Monument. The difference with the classic Ten is significant and not just for the lack of age. This one matured on a combination of 7 cask types, including virgin oak, PX sherry and 1st fill bourbon casks and is bottled at 46.6%.

Comox Valley Whiskey Fest 2019, Feb 2nd – Whisky Fest News!

Whiskey Fest 2019 tickets are on sale!

Grand Tasting
The Grand Tasting will start at 8pm on Feb 2nd. Those of you who purchase a Masterclass ticket will also be able to attend the Grand Tasting (purchase this ticket only if you do not wish to attend a Masterclass).

Shelter Point Masterclass
Representatives from Shelter Point Distillery will putting on a Masterclass this year.

Whiskey Around the World Masterclass
This Masterclass is presented by Dale Roberts and Maureen Fritz-Roberts of the Old House Law and Notary Public.

Victoria Caledonia Distillery & Twa Dogs Brewery Masterclass
Presented by the founder, Graeme Macaloney. Seminar will be held outside in a heated area.

Blended Malts from Rare Drams Masterclass
Join Adam Bradshaw as he takes you on a tour of some limited cask strength blended malts from Douglas Laing’s Regional Malt Collection and Old Perth from Morrison & MacKay.

All Masterclasses will be starting at 7pm on Feb 2nd.


Proceeds from  the Comox Valley Whisky Fest support a number of charitable organizations in the valley and we’re so grateful for your support! Thank you!

£635,000 of fake whisky exposed, as new tests lift the lid on rare whisky market – Fake Whisky News

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Samples of rare whisky for tasting

£635,000 of fake whisky exposed, as new tests lift the lid on rare whisky market 

RW101 partners with SUERC to uncover the true extent of fake bottles in the secondary market for antique whisky

Analysis reveals fake whisky now infiltrating every major route to market for rare whisky

RW101 advises buyers to request absolute proof of authenticity before considering antique bottles 

Laboratory tests at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) on 21 different bottles of rare Scotch whisky, potentially worth around £635,000, have confirmed them all as modern fakes.

Based on these results, Rare Whisky 101 (RW101), one of the world’s leading experts in rare whisky, has estimated that around £41M worth of rare whisky currently circulating in the secondary market, and present in existing collections, is fake. That’s more than the entire UK auction market which RW101 has predicted to exceed £36M by the end of 2018.

On the back of growing concern surrounding the proliferation of fake whisky in the secondary market, RW101 teamed up with geochemistry experts at SUERC, home to one of the UK’s four Radiocarbon Accelerator Units, to randomly sample, forensically test and analyse a range of different whiskies.

From 55 bottles of Scotch whisky that were acquired by RW101 from different sources through the secondary market, 21 were confirmed as either outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared. All malt whisky samples purporting to be from around 1900 or earlier were found to be fake.

The results, from more than nine months of testing, indicate that the problem of fake rare Scotch whisky in the secondary market is much more prevalent than originally thought, infiltrating all major routes to market for rare and vintage whisky.

Of particular note are three bottles of rare whisky acquired recently by RW101 through three different channels – a bottle of Ardbeg 1885 acquired from a private owner, a bottle of rare Thorne’s Heritage early 20th Century blended whisky purchased from an auctioneer and a bottle of Ardbeg purported to be bottled in the 1960’s bought from a retailer. All three were proven to be fakes.

If tests had proven all 21 bottles to be genuine, collectively they could have been valued at around £635,000. Individual bottles could have fetched anything from £2,500 for the lowest value bottle right up to an estimated £150,000 for the oldest, most valuable bottle.

Commenting on the findings, co-founder of Rare Whisky 101 David Robertson said: “We are clearly disappointed to discover that, without exception, every single “antique” pre-1900 distilled whisky RW101 have had analysed over the last 2 years has proven to be fake. It is our genuine belief that every purported pre-1900 – and in many cases much later – bottle should be assumed fake until proven genuine, certainly if the bottle claims to be a single malt Scotch whisky. This problem will only grow as prices for rare bottles continue to increase”.

Co-founder of Rare Whisky 101 Andy Simpson added: “As we have always stated, each buyer must seek to assure themselves of the authenticity and veracity of any potential acquisition. The exploding demand for rare whisky is inevitably attracting rogue elements to the sector. While we know that the vast majority of rare whisky vendors aren’t knowingly selling fake whisky to unsuspecting buyers, we would implore auction houses, retailers, brand owners and buyers to refrain from selling or purchasing any pre-1900 distilled Scotch whisky unless it has a professional certificate of distillation year/vintage by a carbon dating laboratory.” 

The science of detecting levels of radiocarbon in whisky

The process through which these whiskies have been dated is based on the evolving science of identifying levels of radiocarbon (or C-14) within the liquid.

Radiocarbon is produced continuously in the upper atmosphere at a virtually constant rate so that everything, while alive, has approximately the same level of radiocarbon. During the industrial age, high levels of fossil fuel burning released large volumes of non-radioactive carbon which diluted radiocarbon levels.

However, everything changed in the 1950s with the onset of the Cold War and the commencement of atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, leading to an increase in atmospheric radiocarbon levels which, in turn, were absorbed by all living organisms. These levels continued to increase until 1963, when the test-ban treaty ensured that radiocarbon levels would steadily decline over the ensuing decades.

So, what has all this got to do with fake whisky? Put simply, minute levels of radiocarbon were absorbed by the barley as it grew, providing each whisky with its own radioactive date signature. This means that the scientists at SUERC are able to establish that any whisky with low radiocarbon levels must have been distilled prior to the nuclear era and any whisky with higher levels of radiocarbon must have been distilled after 1955. Such is the accuracy of the process that SUERC are able to pinpoint likely distillation years to within a 2 to 3 year period post the 1950s. For samples pre-dating the 1950s, the technique provides a wider vintage band.

Professor Gordon Cook, head of the SUERC Radiocarbon Laboratory said: “We have had significant help from the major distillers who provided whisky samples of known age that allowed us to start this work. However, it has been our collaboration with Rare Whisky 101 and their provision of really old and rare whiskies that has allowed us to really push this work forward to what we consider to be the Gold Standard technique for identifying the age of a whisky.

“It is disappointing to see the large percentage of vintage whiskies that turn out to be fake. However, we have developed a very powerful technique to beat the fraudsters and I’d advise anyone thinking about selling what they consider to be an early product to have it analysed. Recently, we have analysed four bottles of early whisky (including a rye whisky from the USA), purported to have been distilled between the mid-19th to the early 20th century, for members of the general public. Of these, three were genuine, so there are really old and rare whiskies in existence.” 

The secondary (auction) market for rare whisky is now big business. Rare Whisky 101 has forecasted the market in the UK alone to exceed 100,000 bottles for 2018, at a value of more than £36M. 

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Three ‘rare’ bottles of single malt proven to be fakes



About Rare Whisky 101 

Andy Simpson and David Robertson launched Rare Whisky 101 in 2014 with the aim of offering a whisky valuation service, brokerage and consultancy for whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors. Having tracked every bottle sold at UK auctions over the past 12 years, the business now offers the world’s first, only and most comprehensive online single malt Scotch & Japanese whisky dataset covering almost 375,000 price records across over 40,000 different bottle types. In the last 12 months, RW101 have brokered around 20,000 rare whisky bottles around the globe in addition to trading in aged casks from iconic distilleries such as The Macallan, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Springbank, Mortlach, Talisker, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Rosebank and Highland Park.

About the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC)

SUERC is a research centre within the University of Glasgow’s College of Science & Engineering. The SUERC radiocarbon laboratory is one of the longest established and largest radiocarbon dating laboratories, worldwide. It was originally situated on the main University of Glasgow campus but moved to SUERC in East Kilbride during 1986. In addition to its main focus on archaeological samples, it also provides analyses of human skeletal remains for police forces and forensic science companies, as well as analysis of whiskies and other spirits for the distilled spirits industry, auction houses and private individuals.



The Macallan Valerio Adami-1926-60 Year Old (left). Sold at Bonhams Edinburgh for £848,750, October 2018 

Bonhams Fine Wine and Whisky departments have enjoyed a highly successful year with combined global sales of more than £15million.

Highlights included:

  • Breaking the world record for a bottle of whisky sold at auction on three separate occasions. First in Hong Kong in May when a bottle of The Macallan Peter Blake-1926-60 Year Old sold for HK$7,962,500 (£751,703) only to be surpassed an hour later in the same sale by a bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami-1926-60 Year Old at HK$8,636,250 (£814,081). That record was, in turn, broken in Edinburgh in October by the £848,750 paid for another bottle of The Macallan Adam
  • Setting a new world record for a bottle of Japanese whisky sold at auction – a bottle of Karuizawa-1960-52 Year Old The Dragon that sold for HK$2,450,000 (£231,035) at the Wine and Whisky sale in Hong Kong in May 2018.
  • Selling the world’s most valuable hogshead cask – an American hogshead cask from Macallan Distillery, 1996-22 year old, which was bought for HK$3,430,000 (£342,271) – at the Fine Wines and Whisky Sale in Hong Kong in November.

Bonhams Head of Whisky in Edinburgh Martin Green added. “The world records were, of course, the highlights of the year but all our sales – both in Hong Kong and Edinburgh –  performed consistently well.  International demand for Bowmore, Glenfiddich and other expressions of the Macallan remained buoyant and whiskies from closed Japanese distilleries again proved particularly attractive to buyers in Asia.”

Whisky sales are held four times a year in Edinburgh and four time a year in Hong Kong.


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit

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The Whisky Barrel releases their last exclusive bottling for 2018, the Tormore 30 Year Old 1988 First Editions Exclusive #15453 – Scotch Whisky News

Tormore 30 year old 1988 TWB Exclusive bottle

The Whisky Barrel releases their last exclusive bottling for 2018, the Tormore 30 Year Old 1988 First Editions Exclusive #15453. 

Specialist online whisky shop,, is proud to release its last exclusive whisky for 2018. A single malt whisky distilled in Speyside in the late 1980s.

Tormore is a lesser well-known distillery, established in 1958 and created to be a blend supplier. The Tormore 30 Year Old was distilled in 1988, so the distillery had been operating for just 30 years.

This ‘First Editions’ release is courtesy of  Hunter Laing and Company of Glasgow and offers a great opportunity to explore this young distillery in a dram. Tormore is often overlooked which really is a great shame, as proven by the sweet, fruity and moreish character of the 30 Year Old. Not one to miss out on!

Distilled in 1988 and bottled in December 2018 from single refill hogshead #15453. Only 144 numbered bottles at cask strength selected exclusively for

Available exclusively from The Whisky Barrel, shipping to customers Worldwide including the United States of America, Canada and Japan. 

Tormore 30 Year Old First Editions Exclusive | 1988 | Cask #15453 for | 45.8%

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Official tasting notes: – 

Colour: Golden honey.

Nose: Caramel, citrus fruits and vanilla. 

Taste: Light and sweet with toffee ice cream, lemon and apple pie. 

Finish: Long with a subtle kick of spice. 

Price: £129.95 GBP / $137.33 USD (+ P&P) 

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Q) What is the product called?
A)  Tormore 30 Year Old 1988 First Editions Exclusive #15453

Q) When will this product be released/was it released?
A) Friday 21st of December 2018.

Q) Where is it available?
A) Scotland, off-trade,

Q) Is this product already available in other markets?
A) Scotland only, ships worldwide.

Q) How much is it?
A) £129.95 GBP / $137.33 USD (+ P&P)

Q) Who handles the product’s distribution?
A) In-house at

Q) What is the ABV of this product?
A) 45.8% ABV natural cask strength.

Q) Why has this product been launched?
A) Limited Edition single cask distillery exclusive for The Whisky Barrel. 


The Whisky Barrel is a specialist online whisky and spirits merchant based in Fife, Scotland and  was established in 2007. The Whisky Barrel won Whisky Magazine Online Retailer 2018 and was International Wine & Spirits Competition runner-up in 2016.

N.B. Prices correct at the time of publishing and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Whisky Magazine’s Online Retailer of the Year Award 2009-2016

International Wine & Spirits Competition Best Online Retailer 2015-2016

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The Macallan ~ The Decision to Disrupt: The Macallan Concept No. 1 – Scotch Whisky News



The Macallan Concept No. 1 is the first release in a new limited edition series, exclusive to travellers, which celebrates the world’s visionaries by daring to disrupt the whisky making process.

We have chosen to embrace this concept of positive disruption by creating a single malt whisky inspired by the world of surreal art and incorporating innovative production techniques. Created from whiskies matured first in sherry-seasoned oak casks and then for an equal time in ex-bourbon casks, The Macallan Concept No. 1 is crafted to explore maturation more imaginatively.

The Macallan Concept No. 1 is now available exclusively from Dubai Duty Free, and airports globally from January 2019 onwards.


The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, The Macallan Distillers Ltd,
Easter Elchies, Craigellachie AB38 9RX Scotland

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