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Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond distilleries to feature on Amazon Prime show – Whisky News

Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond distilleries to feature on Amazon Prime show

The Three Drinkers go behind the scenes at Campbeltown and Alexandria 

One of Campbeltown’s last three remaining distilleries, Glen Scotia, and Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Spirit Of The Open, are set to be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular Amazon Prime television series, The Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky.

The show, which is viewed in over 160 countries worldwide, will be returning with its second series in December, where spirits experts – known as the Three Drinkers – Helena Nicklin, Aidy Smith and Colin Hampden-White travel around Scotland, visiting new and historic distilleries alike.

Hailed as the “Top Gear of drinks”, the hit programme highlights some of Scotland’s most popular spirits, along with showcasing some hidden treasures.

Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, which owns Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond Whiskies, said: “Since becoming a sponsor of The Open Loch Lomond Whiskies is now being recognised worldwide and it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to put Glen Scotia on the global map as part of The Three Drinkers series. It might be the smallest malt producing region, but Campbeltown is packed with history and the contribution it’s made to Scotland’s whisky scene is very special.

“With our Loch Lomond distillery closed to the public this will also be a unique chance for whisky fans to get a glimpse behind the scenes and gain greater insight into our innovative techniques and craftsmanship.

“It’s an honour to host Helena, Aidy and Colin at our award-winning distilleries and we are very much looking forward to seeing Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond on screen.”

Glen Scotia distillery was founded in Campbeltown in 1832 and is one of only three surviving distilleries located there today. During the Victorian era, Campbeltown, which lies at the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll and is the most remote mainland town in Scotland, was once home to over 30 distilleries.

To raise awareness of the importance of the region to Scotland’s whisky heritage, Glen Scotia distillery has been campaigning for Campbeltown to be recognised the “whiskiest place in the world.” In July 2019, a parliamentary motion on the issue lodged at Westminster received cross party support.

The award-winning Loch Lomond distillery was founded in 1814 and can trace its roots back to the Littlemill distillery, which was established in 1772 and is the oldest licensed distillery in the world. Its current malt and grain distilleries, in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire close to the banks of Loch Lomond, were commissioned in 1964 with first distillation in 1966. In addition to incorporating ground-breaking straight-necked pot stills the distillery maintains an onsite cooperage – one of only four in Scotland to do so.

Last year, Loch Lomond Whiskies entered a prestigious, five-year partnership with The Open, golf’s original championship. The partnership with The R&A includes support of the AIG Women’s British Open and showcases the full range of Loch Lomond Whiskies on a global scale.

Helena Nicklin said: “We’ve been blown away by how well the series has done in such a short time.

“We’re looking forward to playing up the fun side of our travels with more experimentation with food and drink, eerie ghost stories, ridiculous challenges and all the weird and wonderful tidbits people never knew about Scotland and whisky.”

For more information on Glen Scotia, please visit www.glenscotia.com. 

For more information on Loch Lomond Whiskies, please visit: www.lochlomondwhiskies.com.

About Glen Scotia:

  • Independent distiller Glen Scotia has been producing single malt whisky in Campbeltown since 1832.
  • Glen Scotia is one of three surviving distilleries in Campbeltown.
  • The Glen Scotia 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch was awarded a Double Gold medal at the prestigious 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Almost 30,000 spirits were judged by the competition, the largest number of entries in its 19-year history.
  • Glen Scotia recently enjoyed significant success at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards, scooping gold and bronze awards in the Single Malt No Age Statement category for the Double Cask and Campbeltown Harbour whiskies. Glen Scotia 15 year old also won silver in the Single Malt 13-16 year old, and the Glen ScotiaGrand Tour, which replicates the experience of visiting Campbeltown for those can’t travel to the remote distillery, won Best Brand Experience of the year
  • Images and interviews with key staff from Glen Scotia are available upon request
  • Visit Glen Scotia on Twitter: @GlenScotiaMalts, Instagram: @glenscotiamalts and Facebook:  @GlenScotia.

About Loch Lomond Whiskies

  • Loch Lomond Distillery has one of the oldest heritages in the industry. It was founded by American, Duncan Thomas, the owner of the Littlemill distillery which was licensed in 1772. In the 1930s Duncan Thomas was at the forefront of innovation within the Scotch whisky industry and his innovative philosophy is ingrained into everything that is done at Loch Lomond to this day.
  • The multi award winning Loch Lomond whiskies range includes the Loch Lomond 12 Year Old which has been awarded a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2017. Other expressions in the range are the single malts Loch Lomond Original; Loch Lomond Classic; Loch Lomond 18 Year Old; Loch Lomond 50 Year Old: the Loch Lomond Island’s Collection which includes the Inchmurrin and Inchmoan ranges as well as the deluxe blend Loch Lomond Reserve
  • Loch Lomond Whiskies was recently also awarded the following medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the most prestigious and coveted global competitions:
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: Loch Lomond Signature
  • GOLD MEDAL: Loch Lomond 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
  • Loch Lomond Whiskies signed a five-year partnership with The R&A to become The Spirit of The Open in February 2018. The period includes the playing of the landmark 150th Open in 2021 at St Andrews, the home of golf
  • Images and interviews with key staff from Loch Lomond are available upon request
  • Visit Loch Lomond Whiskies on Twitter: @LochLomondMalts, Instagram: @lochlomondmalts Facebook: Loch Lomond Whiskies and at lochlomondwhiskies.com.

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old

1978 vintage single sherry butt for the Signatory 30th Anniversary series. 484 bottles. Bunnahabhain 40 Year Old 1978 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #2587 bottled June 2018 for the Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary series. 484 bottles. Bunnahabhain Distillery was established in 1881 on the north eastern tip of the Isle of Islay by the shore of Bunnahabhain Bay and overlooking the Sound of Islay. All the building materials were transported by puffer and unloaded at the distillery pier. Now tucked away at the end of the single track ‘main’ road with spectacular scenery all the way. Bunnahabhain Distillery is equipped with four huge pear shaped stills and produces Scottish malt whisky which is released in blends and in single malt and single cask bottlings. A participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Core editions include Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old.

Shop $1,014.61

GLEN SCOTIA 45 YEAR OLD at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

GLEN SCOTIA 45 YEAR OLD

70cl / 43.8% abv

A stunning Campbeltown single malt and the oldest released to date by Glen Scotia distillery, this 45-year-old was laid down in December 1973 and matured for almost four decades in refill bourbon casks before being re-racked into first fill bourbon barrels in 2011. After seven more years, this expression was deemed ready for bottling by Master Distiller Michael Henry. Bottled at 43.8% abv, only 150 individually numbered bottles have been produced and each one is presented in a beautifully hand-crafted walnut case.

HAMISH SAYS

Nose: coastal and fruity with pineapple, green apple and vanilla.

Palate: oily and sweet with caramel and tropical fruit notes, rounded out with vanilla and honey.

Finish: lingering sea salt and lime citrus with cinnamon and ginger spice.

Garrison Brothers Whiskey with Charlie Garrison at The Whisky Shop #SFO October 9th, 2019- American Whiskey News

Wednesday, October 9th 4-6 PM

Garrison Brothers Whiskey with Charlie Garrison 

Special guest Charlie Garrison joins us for this tasting of Garrison Brothers whiskey!

Three time winner of the Jim Murray Whisky Bible’s “Micro-distillery of the Year” distinction, the Garrison Brothers whiskeys are well known for their extraordinary quality and taste.

Come by from 4-6 PM to try Garrison Brothers whiskies and learn what goes into making award-winning Texas spirits from the distillery owner himself.

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Benromach unveils rare 50-Year-Old Single Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Benromach unveils rare 50-Year-Old Single Cask

— Only 125 bottles of Benromach 50 Years Old will be released for sale —

Benromach Distillery in Speyside has unveiled one of its rarest single cask releases and the oldest expression in the current range – Benromach 50 Years Old.

Laid down in 1969, Benromach 50 Years Old has spent half a century maturing in cask no. 2003, an ex-Sherry Hogshead.

The result is an exquisite hand-crafted single malt available as a limited release from the Benromach Distillery, with only 125 decanters available for purchase.

Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “Benromach 50 Years Old is the oldest expression in our current range and was carefully crafted by my predecessors using many of the timeless methods that we still use at Benromach Distillery to this day, with an unwavering focus on sourcing the finest Scottish barley, drawing the purest local spring water and relying on the expertise and senses of our distillers to create a spirit that’s truly handcrafted.

“Benromach is known for its range of classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke. This old and rare expression exudes undertones of gentle smoke and rewards 50 years of patience and nurture with sweet sherry aromas, ripe fruits and a mellow, mature oak finish.”

The distillery in Forres is one of few in Scotland to maintain a handcrafted approach to whisky making without the use of automated machinery. The small team of distillers employ all their senses when crafting the classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, managing the process by sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste.

Just 125 bottles of Benromach 50 Years Old will be available at selected retailers worldwide from 30 September. For stockist information contact sales@benromach.com.

Decanters are priced at £8,000 GBP, €9,000 and $10,000 USD.  Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.

Notes 

Tasting Notes:

Benromach 50 years old is non chill-filtered and is bottled at 44.6% ABV

Colour: Warm Mahogany

Nose: Sweet Sherry aromas – prune syrup, stewed raisins brown sugar and warm spices. Hints of butterscotch, ginger, candied citrus peels – orange. Undertones of gentle smoke – akin to extinguished coals.

Palate: Peppery initially giving way to ripe fruits apricot, peach and hints of orange. Subtle sweet flavours of dried tobacco leaves, mellow mature oak building to a soft menthol edge

Finish: Lingering, fruity and mouth coating with mellow mature oak

Maturation: Matured for 50 years in a Refill Sherry Hogshead

RRP:

It will be available from £8,000 // EUR €9,000 // USD $10,000

*Prices in international markets may vary due to local taxes and import duties.

About Benromach Distillery

Originally built in 1898, Benromach Distillery was brought back to life when the Urquhart family realised a lifelong dream to own a distillery and purchased it in 1993. The distillery was extensively re-equipped over a five-year period before it was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Rothesay in 1998.

In reopening Benromach Distillery, the Urquhart family wanted to create a single malt whisky that has a classic Speyside character: beautifully balanced with a light touch of smoke.

Benromach Distillery is located on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Forres. A five-star visitor centre is open to the public throughout the year for tours and tastings. Benromach Distillery is a member of the world-famous Malt Whisky Trail.

For more information, visit: www.benromach.com.

25 Years Old Limited Edition Joins Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie Highland Malt Family – Scotch Whisky News

25 Years Old Limited Edition Joins Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie Highland Malt Family

Douglas Laing & Co – the award-winning, family-owned Scotch Whisky firm – today announces a new Limited Edition bottling of its Timorous Beastie Highland Malt.

Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old is a rare release of only 1,600 bottles at 46.8% alcohol strength and proudly offered without colouring or chill-filtration. Having been matured predominantly in ex-Bourbon barrels, the Whisky carries a buttery, honey style alongside marmalade, ginger and damp oak. Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old will be available via specialist spirits retailers at an expected retail price of £150.

Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old joins the special release 18 Years Old which is also bottled at 46.8% alcohol strength and available via specialist spirits retailers at a retail price of circa £90.

Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing & Co, said: “Timorous Beastie 25 Years Old is a beautifully balanced marriage of Single Malts distilled in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a perfect illustration as to how rich Highland Malts mellow as they mature whilst developing a wonderful complexity. This expression carries the trademark Timorous Beastie vanilla and honey style – as a result of being matured predominantly in ex-Bourbon casks – as well as an orange tang and sweet spiciness. Perfect for Autumn evenings!” 

ABOUT DOUGLAS LAING:

www.douglaslaing.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dltimorousbeastie

Twitter: @remarkablemalts

Instagram: @remarkable_malts

Douglas Laing & Co. is a leading independent Scotch Whisky blender and bottler specialising in the selection and release of Single Cask Single and Small Batch Malt Scotch Whiskies.

The company was founded by Fred Douglas Laing in 1948 and is still owned and run by the Laing family – Fred Laing Jr and his daughter Cara Laing.

The company philosophy is to bottle the way the distiller intended – at a high strength and without chill filtration to preserve the robust and unique character of the Whisky. Douglas Laing’s industry reputation and many awards is testament to this ethos.

Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts, the Ultimate Distillation of Scotland’s Malt Whisky Regions, encompasses The Epicurean Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky, Timorous Beastie (Highlands), Scallywag (Speyside), The Gauldrons (Campbeltown), Rock Island (Islands) and Big Peat (Islay). Beyond its Blended Malts expertise, the award-winning Douglas Laing portfolio also includes Old Particular Single Casks, XOP, Premier Barrel and Provenance, collectively known as the firm’s “Exceptional Single Casks”.

Whisky Show 2019 bottlings – The Magic of the Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Whisky Show 2019 bottlings – The Magic of the Cask

Whisky Show 2019 is this weekend! Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September will see London’s Old Billingsgate transformed into our biggest whisky festival yet, with over 950 whiskies, rums and more to try. My stand is shaping up nicely, with a selection of new whiskies and some old favourites, all exclusive to The Whisky Exchange, including four very special new drams – Whisky Show: The Magic of the Cask series.

Learn more about Whisky Show >

Each year we release a selection of whiskies specially selected for the show. Not only does it give us a chance to dig out some great casks, but it also gives our creative director, Raj Chavda, a chance to come up with some of the year’s best looking labels.

Last year’s award-winning 3D lenticular labels – and the three whiskies in the bottles –  were always going to be hard to top, but we think we’ve done it. Inspired by the theme of this year’s show – The Journey of the Cask – we’ve pulled together four whiskies with casks that aren’t what you might immediately expect, a series called The Magic of the Cask.

To sit alongside the whiskies we needed some special labels, and Raj has stepped up again. Starting with the thought that you can’t see what a cask is doing to a whisky until you open it, he decided to create labels that hide information about the whisky in a unique way.

Using special ink and paper, he has created four labels that look normal under regular lighting but which show more details of the whisky and hidden patterns within the design when exposed to ultraviolet light.

They not only look pretty, but each tastes great and has a story.

Caol Ila 2009 9 Year Old Gonzalez & Byass cask

It’s difficult to tell casks apart when they’re stacked up in a warehouse. But every now and again you notice differences. A cask that’s not quite the same as the rest. Hiding under the paint on the end of this whisky’s cask were the words Gonzalez & Byass, a name famed sherry maker Gonzalez Byass stopped using more than 100 years ago. We don’t know how old the cask is, but it’s old.

These days, sherry casks in the whisky world are almost all made specially for maturing whisky. But this cask is from before that time – an old-fashioned cask, giving us a glimpse into the past.

Nose: Thick fruit and smoke to start: concentrated apple, lemon and lime with a punch of liquorice-laden peat smoke. As it sits, it opens up to reveal zingy citrus zest, rock-pool freshness and a crash of breaking waves. Weightier notes sit underneath, with ashiness pushing through the smoke and a background of savouriness – old wood with a touch of earthy mushroom.

Palate: Softer and more rounded than expected, but not shy. Big smoke sits at the back, with burning bracken and peat joined by wood smoke and smoky liquorice. Sweet citrus and orchard fruit dominate the front of the palate, with chocolate sat between the sweetness and smoke – chocolate limes and apple pie by a bonfire.

Finish: Sweet fruit at first, with notes of smoke building, taking over and lingering.

308 bottles / 58.7% / £84.96

Ben Nevis 1995 22 Year Old Refill sherry butt

When we talk about sherry-matured whisky, we so often focus on the flavours of fresh, active casks. Intense dried fruit, plums, dates – the headliners in the world of sherried whisky. But there’s much more to sherry casks than that. The second fill of a cask will reveal a different character, with the intensity dialled down, letting the spirit show its face as well as the wood.

That’s the case here. The distillery’s fruity spirit and the cask are intertwined in harmony. Fresh and candied fruit mingle, bringing subtle sherry-oak tones to the party.

Nose: Fruit rolls out of the glass – cherries, sultanas and raisins – with oloroso-sherry-soaked fruit cake not far behind. Damp leaves and rich earth provide a savoury backdrop, with fruit sweetness dancing on top.

Palate: Sweet and fruity, with a thick and dark backbone chocolate and leather. Dried cherries, apple rings and sultanas are sprinkled with brown sugar while a river of molasses and fruity dark chocolate flows underneath. Soft and sweet spice sits on top like a light blanket, with hints of old oak and forest floor slowly building.

Finish: Sweet chocolate cake slowly becomes bittersweet. Dried cherries and apples linger.

519 bottles  51.6% / £165

Imperial 1995 23 Year Old Refill bourbon barrel

Casks are a time capsule, carrying whisky forward into the future for generations of drinkers to come. While fresh and active casks often take the limelight, it’s the older, refilled casks that hide some of the most astonishing whisky.

The cask still adds flavour but there’s another process that is often overlooked – the transformation of the spirit by time itself. Two and a half decades of ageing have allowed this whisky to mellow and change, revealing the heart and soul of this lamentedly lost distillery’s character.

Nose: Sugared almonds, malted-milk biscuits, candy bracelets, lemon curd tart and lemon meringue pie. Time in the glass reveals spring-meadow flowers and just-turning autumn leaves. Crunchy barley-sugar sweetness and sherbet lemon tartness slowly build.

Palate: Soft and sweet, with the sugared almonds and candy bracelets from the nose leading. Sweet cream becomes slowly spicy, with a pinch of cinnamon. Buttermints and lemon zest develop along with more meringue: soft and sweet.

Finish: Lemon and mint fizz on the palate before fading to leave polished oak and Love Heart candy.

125 bottles / 45.2% / £165

1973-vintage Blended Malt 45 Year Old Refill sherry butt

In the past, the simple act of moving whisky between casks to ‘finish’ was just seen as good warehouse management, but in our modern era it is a key part of whisky making. Layering the influence of different casks can create excellent drams – when it’s done right.

This whisky takes things a stage further, with a selection of casks blended and filled into a single refill sherry butt in 2005 for a final protracted rest. The cask has mellowed the whisky without hiding its complex and intricate history – a well-balanced combination of skilful blending and cask selection.

Nose: Brown sugar and light fruitcake lead: Mr Kipling’s Country Slices with a side-order of brown bread and butter. Darker, savoury notes slowly build, with char and singed raisins balanced by rich earthiness and old-Cognac rancio. Fruit sits at the core: maraschino cherries, plump raisins, baked apples, wine-poached pears and a hint of dried mango.

Palate: Venerable but fresh – old oak is poised against sweet baked apples; sultanas balance bitter char. Soft spice builds across the palate: brown sugar and nutmeg lead to the fruit from the nose. The fruitcake is back and remains light, sprinkled with crunchy crystals of sugar. Thick damp oak and fragrant riverbank earthiness provide a backbone.

Finish: Brown sugar lingers, accompanied by char and a parade of fruit: apples, sultanas and, finally, sticky raisins.

549 bottles / 45.1% / £450

You can taste these whiskies at Whisky Show 2019 this weekend on the show bottlings stand. They will be on sale at the show, and will be available online and in our shops after the show.

Flaviar announces Distillery Tour program for members – Whiskey News

Flaviar announces Distillery Tour program for members

Flaviar announces the launch of its Flaviar Distillery Tour program, which allows members special privileges at top distilleries around the world.

Flaviar, a spirits club designed to help people try more new things more often, has teamed up with over 25 distilleries to kick start the program.

Flaviar members will be able to access an array of special perks and privileges, from complimentary distillery tours and tastings, free distillery swag to meet and greets with master distillers, exclusive access to special drams, and industry discounts on distillery shop produce.

Each distillery chosen to be part of the program has a story to tell and some delicious drams to share including small batch whiskey, Cognac, rum, vodka, gin and liqueurs. From award-winning, family operations; to grain to glass, hyper local distilleries; organic and even kosher operations, all the distilleries involved have one thing in common ‘quality’ at the heart.

Jugoslav Petkovic, co-founder of Flaviar, comments: “There is literally nothing better for understanding a spirit than to visit the place where it is made and to speak to the people pouring their heart and soul into the glass.

“We’ve hand picked some of our favorite producers that will extend special industry privileges to our members and give them more access and opportunity to explore their palates and have a great time.

“There has been a huge increase in visitors to distilleries, in Kentucky alone there have been 1.4m visitors in 2018, which has a huge impact on the local economy. The Flaviar Distillery Tour program is a win-win for everyone, our members get access to a great experience and independent brands are able to reach a highly engaged, spirits enthusiast audience that drive distillery door sales.”

For details of the full line up and how to take advantage of any offers, please visit:

www.flaviar.com/distillery-tours

Flaviar Distillery Tours program distillery partners:

ADCo Distillery, Albany, NY

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary distillery tour & tasting for Flaviar members and a guest

+ 10% discount on all merchandise and products from the distillery shop

Alamo Distillery, San Antonio, TX

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary distillery tour & tasting (including any limited edition spirits available at the time) for Flaviar members and a guest

+ Free glass

+ 10% discount on all merchandise

Balcones Distillery, Waco, TX

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary general admission tour for Flaviar members and a guest OR a free tasting flight at the bar

+ A free Glencairn Tasting glass + Balcones sticker

+ $10 off a bottle of their choice

+ 25% off all other merchandise

+ Opportunity to meet and greet with Head Distiller Jared Himstedt (subject to availability)

Breckenridge Distillery, Breckenridge, CO

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary high-end whisky flight on a distillery tour (distillery tours are already complimentary) for Flaviar members

+ Every quarter, members can access spirit tastings not available to the general public i.e. Powder Hound, Single Barrel, Dark Arts etc.

+ $5 off all bottles

+ Once a year, members can enjoy one Dark Arts tasting at the restaurant accompanied by a tasty charcuterie plate

The Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, VA

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary VIP tour with a whiskey flight and a hands on floor malting experience for Flaviar members and one guest

+ An opportunity for a hands on floor malting experience

+ 15% off retail merchandise with any spirit purchase

The Copper Fox Distillery, Williamsburg, VA

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary VIP tour with a whiskey flight and a hands on floor malting experience for Flaviar members and one guest

+ An opportunity for a hands on floor malting experience

+ 15% off retail merchandise with any spirit purchase

Coppersea Distillery, New Paltz, NY

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary Coppersea Distillery tour and 3-flight tasting experience for Flaviar members and one guest
+ 10% industry discount on other drinks, bottles, and merchandise

Cotswolds Distillery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire – United Kingdom

Flaviar member benefits:

+ 50% off a distillery tour and tasting for two people (£15, normally £30) for Flaviar members

De Molenberg Distillery, Blaasveld, Belgium

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary tour and tasting of the distillery and brewery for Flaviar members and one guest, free shuttle between the distillery and brewery

+ Free gift from De Molenberg

FEW Distillery, Evanston, IL

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary General Admission for Flaviar members and one guest FEW Spirits’ Distillery Tour & Tasting

+ Free gift from FEW Spirits

Hali’maile Distillery, Makawao, HI 

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Discounted tour and tasting for $10

Hardy Distillery, Cognac, France

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary distillery tour for Flaviar members

+ Industry discount on purchases at the distillery shop

John Distilleries Distillery, Karnataka, India 

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Special Flaviar Distillery tour and tastings packages

+ Opportunity to meet the Master Distiller (based on his availability)

+ Exclusive access to the distillery’s Underground Cask Cellar

+ Tasting of the Wort, Distiller’s Beer and New Make Spirit

Kentucky Peerless Distillery, Louisville, KY

Flaviar member benefits:
+ Discounted distillery tour culminating in a tasting of four whiskies at the exclusive speakeasy at Kentucky Peerless Distillery for $15 per person.

Kilchoman Distillery, Islay, Scotland

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Flaviar members receive a 25% discount on the Ultimate Tour

+ Opportunity to meet and greet Anthony Wills, the founder, owner and master distiller of Kilchoman

Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn, NY 

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary tour and tasting including four whiskies for Flaviar members

KOVAL Distillery, Chicago, IL

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary tour & tasting passes for Flaviar members and a guest

+ Free VIP swag bag for Flaviar members full of with KOVAL goodies

+ 25% off KOVAL products

Limestone Branch Distillery, Lebanon, KY

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary distillery tour with a cocktail for Flaviar members

+ Meet and greet with the distiller

+ Free glass and a t-shirt or hat

New Holland Brewing Distillery, MI

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary tour of the brewery and distillery for Flaviar members

+ Tasting guided by the New Holland Distiller

NY Distilling Co. Brooklyn, NY

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary tour & tasting for Flaviar members

OOLA Distillery, Seattle, WA

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary VIP tour & tasting for Flaviar members led by OOLA founder/owner

+ Free OOLA swag bag

+ 25% discount on all cocktail classes, whiskey workshops and events at OOLA distillery

+ 25% off a 3-5L exclusive barrel aged cocktail for events

Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Baltimore, MD

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary Sagamore Spirit Distillery Tours and Tasting, including four whiskey samples for Flaviar members and a guest

Santa Fe Spirits Distillery, Santa Fe, NM

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Special rate for Flaviar members on Distillery tours and tastings at $15

+ 15% discount on purchases

+ 15% discount on the monthly masterclasses (How to make whiskey, cocktail masterclasses etc)

Starward Distillery, Melbourne, Australia

Flaviar member benefits:

+ 20% off Distillery tours and masterclasses including private tours for Flaviar members

+ 10% off bottle purchases excl limited releases

+ 20% off food & drink purchased at the distillery bar

Westward Whiskey Distillery, Portland, OR

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary Tour & Tasting Experience for Flaviar members plus one guest

+ 20% industry discount on all flights and in-store experiences at the distillery tasting room

Wolfburn Distillery, Thurso, Scotland

Flaviar member benefits:

+ Complimentary distillery tour for Flaviar members

+ 10% industry discount on merchandise in the distillery shop

ABOUT FLAVIAR:

Founded in 2012, Flaviar is the world’s largest premium spirits club, with operations in the US and Europe. Flaviar offers a better way to experience fine spirits.

Flaviar members enjoy a full suite of benefits including quarterly tasting boxes and full-size bottles sent directly to their home, invitations to exclusive spirits events, access to rare and original spirits available only to members, free shipping, over 200K member reviews and more.

Flaviar is here to help more people try more new things more often.

Flaviar membership is $300 per year, or $95 a quarter.

For more information visit www.flaviar.com

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Clynelish 23 Year Old Sherry Butt at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Clynelish 23 Year Old Sherry Butt

Back by popular demand! The final parcel of a 1995 vintage single sherry butt expression of the Highland malt whisky bottled June 2019 by Signatory Vintage. Clynelish 23 Year Old 1995 vintage Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Matured in a refill sherry butt #11242 bottled June 2019 by Signatory Vintage for the Cask Strength Collection. 592 bottles. Clynelish Distillery is a malt whiskey distillery situated at Brora on the Sutherland coast in the Highland whisky region. The original Clynelish Distillery was founded in 1819 for the Sutherland Estate and re-placed by the new and adjacent distillery in 1967. The new distillery has been enlarged in recent years to include six stills and is now a major contributor to the Johnnie Walker range of blended Scotch. Clynelish 12 Year Old and Distillers Edition are Classic Malts of Scotland.

Shop – Clynelish 1995 Signatory – $194.83

Loch Lomond 2004 Colin Montgomerie Single Cask Back In Stock at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Loch Lomond 2004
Colin Montgomerie Single Cask

This unpeated expression was distilled at Loch Lomond distillery in May 2004 using the straight neck pot still. Matured in a recharred Amercian oak butt (#1912) for more than a decade, this single cask expression was specially selected by golfer Colin Montgomerie in partnership with Master Distiller Michael Henry and bottled in celebration of the 2018 Open golf championship at Carnoustie.

Bottled at 51.2% abv, only 324 bottles were produced, each one bearing the signature of Montgomerie. Rich and lush with soft candied notes and a nutty spice. Elegant oak and sweet vanilla mingle with spicy ginger and melted brown sugar.

£80.00


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