Archive for November, 2019

Glenglassaugh 7 Year Old – 2012 Abbey Whisky Exclusive – Scotch Whisky News

Glenglassaugh 7 Year Old – 2012 | AW Exclusive

We’ve been excitedly anticipating the arrival of this single cask Glenglassaugh for some time and it’s certainly been worth the wait. 7 years maturation in an Oloroso sherry hogshead, 323 bottles have been filled from cask, exclusively for Abbey Whisky. Great complexity, exhibiting all the character you’d expect from this fine coastal distillery. We’re big fans of single cask Glenglassaugh, we hope you enjoy this dram as much as we do.


Jameson Irish Whiskey Tasting at the Whisky Shop #SFO December 2nd, 2019 – Irish Whiskey News

Monday, December 2nd, 3-6PM

 Irish Whiskey Tasting: Jameson

Experience the legendary Jameson Irish Whiskey at this holiday tasting! Our pourlist is presented by whisky experts and distillery ambassadors and features the newly released Black Barrel Jameson expression. Come by from 3-6PM to try this triple distilled, twice-charred barrel whisky, plus other surprises from Jameson distillery.

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The Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949. Estimate: £23,000-25,000.

The Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949 is regularly voted one of the world’s most sought-after and desirable whiskies. Not surprising then that the bottle to be offered at Bonhams Christmas Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 10 December carries a pre-sale estimate of £23,000-25,000.

The whisky was distilled in January 1949, and released in an edition of 900 to celebrate the millennium. It comes in a classic Caithness glass decanter, and is packaged in its own wooden case.

The sale also features:

·         A bottle of Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt-Queen of Hearts, from the famous Card Series. Estimate £10,000-12,000.  Distilled in 1990, and bottled in 2006, this bottle is number 44 of a limited edition of 324. Bonhams holds the world record of HK$7,192,000 (£725,000) for the sale at auction of the Full Card Series, consisting of 54 bottles. This was set at Bonhams Hong Kong in August 2019.

·         A bottle of Black Bowmore-1964, from the Final Edition, bottled in 1995. Distilled and bottled by Morrison’s Bowmore Distillery. Estimate: £15,000-16,000.

·         A bottle of Macallan Pure Highland Malt. Estimate £10,000-15,000. 

Bonhams Whisky Specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green, said, “As usual our Christmas sale is the most varied of the year and it’s packed full of good things with something for everyone. The highlights, though, have to be the Macallan Millennium Decanter-50 year old-1949 that is always much in demand, and the Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt-Queen of Hearts, which is very rarely seen at auction.”

Link to the sale online here:

Sale: Whisky Location: 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2Date: Tuesday 10 December at 11.00 a.m.


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

Bourbon Harvest Is Here! – American Whisky News

The Party Source Bourbon Harvest almost here and we couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Old Rip Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection raffle. Even though we’ve had to move the date of the actual raffle back, we appreciate everyone’s understanding. Once we receive our allocation and delivery information, we will begin notifying the initial winners regarding the date and time slots of the in-store raffle. Bourbon Harvest will have something for everyone and we hope to see you there.

-The Party Source Liquor Department

Bourbon Harvest

The Bourbon Harvest will begin at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 30th. Everyone is invited to take part in the day’s activities as we celebrate all things Bourbon. There will be plenty of opportunities to go home with something special, as we will be releasing rare and sought after Bourbons throughout the day, in addition, we’ll have some amazing samples of Bourbons, Bourbon barrel-aged wines, and Bourbon barrel-aged beers. on hand. Come down and make a day of it.

Custom Barrel Heads

Just in time for Christmas, we’ll be taking orders for Custom Barrel Heads. These make perfect presents for birthdays, weddings and, don’t you know, Christmas. If you have Bourbon enthusiasts on your list, these are a must. There are many ways to customize your Barrel Head to make sure that you have a one-of-a-kind piece.

Private Barrel Selection

For over a decade we have scoured the rickhouses of our favorite distilleries, home and abroad, for single barrels that we think best represent those distilleries. We currently have a selection of over 20 unique expressions from all over the world that include Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt Scotch, Tequila, Brandy, and Rum. These unique expressions are hand-selected with care and each selection is unique to the barrel it was selected from.  Each Private Barrel has a fitting place on your bar.

The Party Source Private Barrel Selection

As you head out to friends’ and families’ this season, don’t forget to take something special to show your appreciation for the season and hospitality. One great way to show your appreciation is to bring a special Spirit Gift Set, which are beautifully packaged and often include a little something extra that makes these gifts even more appreciated. We currently have 70 available gift sets that are great for the host with the most, secret Santa, or a reward to yourself for getting through the holidays.

We’re here for you throughout the holidays and have special hours to take the stress out of all your shopping needs. Please note our corrected holiday hours.

Click here for a full list of our holiday hours throughout the season.

Three Exclusive Russell’s Reserve Casks—Hand-Picked, Underrated Gems – American Whiskey News

Three Spectacular Bourbons You’ll Only Find at K&L
“The three barrels we ended up taking represent everything we love about the Russell’s barrel program.”
— David Othenin-Girard, K&L SoCal Spirits Buyer

We are back with three more outstanding K&L exclusive casks from one of our favorite bourbon brands: Russell’s Reserve. As our SoCal spirits buyer notes in a recent Spirits Journal post, “They represent some of the final stocks from the Old Ripy/Gould distillery.” This historic distillery produced more than a few inspired bottlings over the years, and the trio featured here is certainly no exception. In the past, notice of Russell’s Reserve was muted, but a groundswell of interest is fast emerging, and with good reason as dollar for dollar they are among the best bourbon buys you’ll find anywhere. Dynamic, expressive, and with all the potency one expects from a powerhouse like Wild Turkey, they deliver precisely the kind of profile whiskey collectors adore. We urge you to scroll down and learn what makes each of these casks so unique. They are easily among the best we’ve had, further buttressing our belief that Russell’s Reserve delivers some of the top values in the realm of collectible bourbon. Our stocks are already disappearing fast, so don’t wait too long to secure your bottles.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#18-439” (Rickhouse CN A, Floor 4) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Straight Bourbon (750ml) ($64.99)

This delicious cask of Russell’s Reserve is another stunning example of why the Wild Turkey distillery is simply the most underrated distillery in Kentucky. Distilled on December 21st of 2009 at the now-demolished wooden distillery that sat below the current facility. This cask spent nine long years on the fourth floor of Wild Turkey’s Camp Nelson Warehouse A. These warehouses, about an hour’s drive south from the distillery in Tyrone, are well known for putting out some of the distillery’s best casks over the last couple of years. These warehouses were acquired sometime in the last few decades as Wild Turkey’s production has expanded. Camp Nelson tends to have a slightly different character than the Tyrone warehouses, but not nearly as different as the stone warehouses in Frankfurt produced. This excellent cask, one of two distilled and aged identically in this year’s batch, each has an extremely distinct character. Both have a little bit more honey and less spice compared with the Tyrone stocks. Interestingly, this cask was meant to be released in 2018, but someone reneged on the commitment, so it’s spent the last year in Tyrone. We took the opportunity to snatch this top notch barrel. This is one of the most obvious and open Russell’s we’ve ever bottled. The style here is opulent. Expect big sweet and savory wood tones, vanilla bean, pure raw honey and a velvety texture. A perfect example of the heights this special distillery can achieve.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 07, 2019

I think people might finally be catching on to these Russell’s. We’ve struggled previously to get people excited about them, but for the first time our customers are getting out ahead of these and picking them off with little to no suggestion on our part. The three barrels we selected this year are truly some of their finest yet and represent probably some of the best bourbon we’ll sell all year, including the old and rare offerings. This awesome cask spent a year aging at the Tyrone warehouses compared to its sister 19-0345 which was distilled on the same day and aged on the same floor at Camp Nelson. The nose is a hedonist’s delight. Sweet muscovado sugar, rich dark cocoa, fine tobacco leaf, expensive spices. On the palate moving toward the baked apple and tingly cinnamon heat without going full on red hots. This is the real stuff right here. The chewy rich texture is what gets me most with this one, borderline syrupy. An absolute bomb by any measure.

Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 23, 2019

Russell’s is one of the best bourbons you probably don’t purchase! That my friend is a shame. Just from the first whiff of the Single Barrel 18 439, it pops with the aroma of blood orange, cinnamon and caramel, to name a few good sniffs. The taste is warm, inviting and coats your mouth with fresh mint, tobacco and butterscotch! This is the perfect cigar bourbon. Sitting outside by a crackling fire, just taking in the slowing down time, finally enjoying the moment in this breakneck pace that we all live in. That is what a great bourbon does.

Will Blakely | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

Another season sees another round of exceptional barrels from the wealth of Wild Turkey’s reserve stocks. In this case, my first impressions conjured cornflower, cherry and tobacco – an altogether pleasant, if straightforward nose. The depths therein, however, are anything but simple. Nutmeg, stewed apple, baking chocolate and a hefty dose of cinnamon take center stage backed up by dark sugar and prominent oak. There’s a lot going on here, and I was glad to revisit it several times throughout the day. This is definitely not one to sleep on.

Shelby Griffiths | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

Out of all of our Russel’s Reserve barrel picks this one stood out to me as the most baking spice driven. The aroma is incredibly warm & inviting with notes of cinnamon, orange peels, fennel fronds, with a touch of anise. I felt like the bourbon was enveloping my palate like it was cozying up in a warm fuzzy blanket on a cold night. Letting the those warm baking spices really come through and giving you the impression of a perfect Autumn night.

Jackson Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 15, 2019

I’ve enjoyed all our Russell’s Reserves private barrel picks but this one in particular was such a fun bourbon to pour into a glass; so many interesting things going on and one of the more, tropical bourbons I’ve come across. On the nose I got cola and sarsaparilla, fennel seed, and then a strong whiff of coconut, vanilla, cherry, and chocolate came through unexpectedly. This is a nose you could contemplate for quite a while as things tended to move around and change. The palate expressed a lot of the cherry that was evident on the nose but added flavors of Hawaiian fruit punch, oak spice, candy coated fennel seed and demerara sugar. The finish was long and left me with a numbness in the center of my tongue, reminding me of how I’ll sometimes feel coming out of the dentists office. Along with the fun tactile ride, cherry notes and baking spices left their footprint on the finish.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 12, 2019

In a few words this barrel is expressive, direct and classic. The nose has vanilla, spice, and caramel aromas. In the mouth it is concentrated, and has a lot of depth and complexity in addition to some honey flavors. With a splash of water, vanilla notes come out in the nose. In the mouth, it is a little lighter bodied and comes across as slightly sweeter, but is still rich, juicy, complex, and classic.

Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 11, 2019

The nose on this guy immediately comes across to me as sticky toffee pudding. The butterscotch, date, and vanilla characters are front and center and it feels warming and immediately comforting. The spice notes carry over to the palate, and are punchy and bold in the flavors. This would make for the ultimate after dinner bourbon heading into the cooler weather months as the flavors just scream the holidays to me.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#19-1108” (Rickhouse CN A, Floor 4) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Straight Bourbon (750ml) ($64.99)

We picked another set of excellent Russell’s Reserve barrels with the wonderful Bruce Russell back in April of 2019. Of the 20 casks we tasted that day, we selected three barrels that stood out as being some of the finest we’d ever experienced from the venerable distillery in Tyrone, KY. That’s saying a lot considering the incredible casks we’ve previously sold, but the bourbon world is starting to wake up to WT and especially these old casks which were distilled at the old demolished distillery down the hill from the current facility. Barrel #19-1108 was distilled on the exact same day as the excellent cask 18-439. It was filled into the same Camp Nelson rickhouse A and the same floor as its sister cask. The only difference in their maturation is cask #18-439 was pulled to Tyrone a year earlier and left there after being selected by someone else, but never bottled. We snatched that up the second we got a snort, but bought this barrel because of its obvious merits as well. It was only after that we realized they’ve been distilled on the very same day and aged in similar places. This cask is probably what most traditional Wild Turkey drinkers are looking for. An immediate rush of cola, big clove, dark vanilla bean, burnt citrus peel, hints of licorice, maple syrup, dried herbs and leaves. The palate is surprisingly supple with classic Red Hots, roasting coffee beans, citrus oil and a sweet caramelized oak. Big, bold and spicy—this is why they call her the Kickin’ Chicken.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 07, 2019

It’s always interesting to taste two casks that were distilled on the same day and lived in the same warehouse, but somehow taste wildly different. Whereas the 18-439 seems to have moved into what might be described as a bit of an outlier profile, this is right where I imagine a great barrel of WT at Camp Nelson for 10 years would be. The nose is that great contrast between the sweet cola, singing citrus peel and the dark earthy spice that we know and love from Turkey. The palate is rich and textured with less cinnamon than its sister and more roasted spices, sweet bark and earthy pepper. The palate is driven and long with the dark green herbs and menthol taking over. A really serious bottle best for an expert palate.

Jackson Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 07, 2019

The WT Russell’s line may be some of my favorite consistent single barrels we’re able to get. This barrel hit a lot of high tones for me. The nose was a bit tight under the proof but I got strong herbal hints of sassafras, fennel bulb contrasted by sweeter notes of brown sugar, maraschino cherry, and green apple skin. The palate was bright and very sweet, with baking spices, caramelized yellow peaches and brown sugar ginger cookies. The textural component was nice as well, it was soft with a light kick and the finish was long and just a touch waxy. A beautiful dram of bourbon I’d be happy to work on through the holidays.

Shelby Griffiths | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

This barrel stood out to me with its friendly, charming quality. Golden apples, dried citrus peels, fresh caramel, sarsaparilla, with a touch of anise. The palate was very approachable, with an endearing sweetness. Uplifting, warm, and cheerful, this bourbon is like that friend that can always cheer you up when you’re having a bad day.

Will Blakely | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

I was first struck by the sweet and sticky nose, which caused me initially to interpret this bottle as the brown sugar beast among the lot. Upon further investigation, though, it unveils an impressive and nuanced array of flavors. The dark syrup is merely an adornment for apricot, sultana, orange zest and crunchy graham cracker. And atop all that, somehow, white pepper and rosemary float effortlessly, providing a compelling counterpoint without creating strife. With exceptional balance and a fascinating finish, it keeps me coming back for more.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 12, 2019

For me this was the barrel that was the most like a good piece of candy. The nose has floral and vanilla aromas, and in the mouth it was sweet, with butterscotch and caramel flavors. A touch of water continues this flavor profile, but opens the bourbon up a little. Although sweet and pretty, this barrel has a certain amount of elegance to it to help make it a delicious treat.

Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 11, 2019

The herbs and anise notes jump off the nose as soon as this hits your glass. The aromatics are insanely lively and unique. Tea, pepper, and orange rind come across on the palate, but there is sweetness in the form of toffee and vanilla to give some balance. Any opportunity we get, K&L likes to get our selected barrels bottled at cask strength so the customer can decide how they want to enjoy them. While you do get some heat on the tongue, this one isn’t overwhelming, but has just a high enough proof to make the finish go on and on.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#19-345” (Rickhouse CN F, Floor 6) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Straight Bourbon (750ml) ($64.99)

This barrel is the outlier among this year’s selection of Russell’s Reserve. Unlike the other two, which were both distilled in December of 2009 and aged in Camp Nelson Warehouse A, this cask was distilled on November 13th of 2009 and spent nine years on the 6th floor of Warehouse F on the Camp Nelson campus. Like cask 439, this one was was bottled on June 29th of 2019. For whatever reason, it shows more of the earthy aromatics than the other casks. Still it remains very balanced, but is neither as sweet as 439 nor a spicy as 1108. Instead, the aromatic profile is very roasty, showing the Turkey’s dark meat a bit here. Expect strong aromas of roasted vanilla and coffee bean, forest floor, sweet charred oak, leather and dried herbs. The palate is long and sweetens up enough to keep it from feeling harsh or austere. Some might argue that this is the best cask of the three, but it is simply a different side of Turkey that we happen to absolutely adore. We don’t see that many casks that show this profile and when we do we snatch them up immediately.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 07, 2019

This gorgeous barrel, aged for slightly longer than the other two, is what I like to call the dark meat. This is that earthy, herbal Turkey that lacks the overt spicy heat of its siblings, but makes up for it in complexity and aromatic depth. The nose of roasted coffee, candied citrus, birch and old leather. On the palate a black tea, more roasting herbs, sweet wild honey and dried plums. Weirdly the easiest of the three to consume despite the slightly more restrained flavor profile. Really damn good hooch here.

Will Blakely | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

This expression proved the most difficult for me to classify, and that might make it the most interesting. Savory and unique, an indelible herbal note sets the tone. A persistent nose of yeast, like fine lees in wine, keeps my face glued to the edge of my glass as I try to discern the secret blend of herbs and spices that causes my mouth to water like this. Banana and its leaves, subtle paraffin, and Brazil nut pair seamlessly with sweet cereal and gentle chamomile. It’s mind-boggling, but an exciting and intriguing challenge. Is that teak wood I smell? Walnut? Just when I think I’ve settled on something, it’s gone, replaced by something equally enticing. I implore you to solve these mysteries for yourself.

Shelby Griffiths | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

I felt like each time I revisted this barrel it kept revealing something new, a deeper layer to me. At first on the nose I found notes of mocha & milk chocolate, that then evolved into a more herbaceous eucalyptus & tea tree character, all while having a subtle note of nuttiness, like Brazil nuts, lingering in the background. The palate was focused and attention grabbing with a sweet peppermint quality that enhanced this already complex experience. Definitely a whisky I would like have at home to have more time with, and share with friends.

Jackson Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 17, 2019

Another wonderful offering from WT. Similar yet different from the other private Russell’s barrels 19-345 hits with purple plums, chocolate covered raisins, vanilla, and sarsaparilla on the nose. The palate starts off a sweet demerara sugar note, with a velvety texture and moves into cherry punch, plums, and purple NERDS candy. The finish presented more of a maraschino cherry note mixed with sweet herbs and lingered for quite a while. Solid bourbon for the price!

Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 13, 2019

Creamy vanilla, sponge cake, and candied fruit shine on the nose here. This is rich and luscious, but not heavy, as it has higher tones and brighter notes to it. This would make the ultimate pre-dinner bourbon either alone or mixed with its punchy and fresh flavors.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: October 12, 2019

Another interesting and delicious selection. I tasted this single barrel bourbon with and without water. Without water the nose has caramel notes that lead to an expressive, round, juicy, and concentrated sprite. There are beautiful spice notes that help round out this bourbon. With a drop or two of water, the nose is deep, complex, and interesting. In the mouth, barrel #345 is still concentrated, and the honey and caramel sweetness are expressed more fully. The spice notes are still there, but are a little more subtle.

Add something extra this Christmas – free official Dalmore luxury coasters when you purchase Dalmore at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Free Dalmore Luxury Coasters
With Qualifying Bottles

Give your drink pride of place with these luxury coasters featuring the Dalmore royal stag insignia.

This beautiful luxury coaster set is the perfect accompaniment for your Christmas gift!

Scotch Whisky Auctions “Edinburgh, we’re coming!” – Scotch Whisky News


ralfy review 803 – Bladnoch 10yo @ 46.7%vol – Scotch Whisky News loves a lowland malt.

Jura says hello to new rare and limited releases – Scotch Whisky News

Jura says hello to new rare and limited releases

Jura Single Malt Whisky welcomes the latest additions to its collection of rare and limited releases – the Jura Rare vintage 1989 and the Jura Rare Vintage 1988 mark 2 – 2019 bottling. The two exceptional aged whiskies showcase Jura’s rich whisky-making heritage and dedication to creating the finest whiskies over generations.

In 2018, Jura revealed the first in its new range of rare and limited releases with the Jura 28 Year-Old and Jura 1988 – 2018 bottling. A year on, these two new releases celebrate the power of extended maturation.

Crafted over three decades, the Jura Rare Vintage 1989 exemplifies the character of Jura, having spent 30 Years maturing in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels, the perfect partner to enhance Jura’s signature house style. The 30 Year-Old single malt captures the diverse character of its island home with flavours of honeyed pear, vanilla cake and spicy cinnamon. Bottled at 53.5% ABV it is non-chill filtered, resulting in complex aromas, flavours and an intense natural colour.

Jura has also released the 2019 bottling of the Rare Vintage 1988, following the first release in 2018. The second bottling of its age reveals the depth of character Jura has developed through time. Bottled at 52.8% this rare and limited whisky preserves all the charming, silky flavours found in the aged port casks.  Having matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels, followed by five years in port pipes, the Rare Vintage 1988 delivers the perfect balance of honey, baked apple, red fruits and toasted pistachios. The 2019 release has natural colour and is non-chill filtered, delivering a whisky drinking experience that is as close as you can get to tasting straight from the cask.

The latest releases from the range of rare and aged expressions carry Jura’s signature house style and build on the growing global popularity of its whiskies since relaunching last year with a new flavour direction.

Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker & Blender said: “Jura has been in a unique position to create a history of single malts like no other. These releases are no exception, and are a reflection of the dedication of our community over generations to produce the finest whiskies. Our rare and limited releases pay homage to the people and breath-taking landscape of Jura over the years, and offer our growing, global community a truly unique flavour of our island home.”

Each release is available in limited quantities with only 1500 bottles of each created, making this a rare taste of Jura for whisky lovers and collectors to enjoy the world over. 

Both of the new whiskies are available now, priced at RSP £650. The Jura Rare Vintage Jura 1989 will be available in Asia Duty Free and select specialist retailers globally. The 2019 Jura Rare Vintage 1988 is available exclusively in Asia domestic retailers.

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About Jura

Jura is a tiny Scottish island nestled off the West Coast of Scotland. With only one road, one pub, one distillery and 212(ish) people, Jura is as beautiful as it is remote.

The distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to revive the community.

Inspired by our history and our island home, we create single malt with a true passion for the craft of whisky making.

Tasting Notes

Jura Rare Vintage 1989 (Cask Strength – 53.5% ABV)

Distilled in 1989 | RSP – £650 (70cl)

Non chill-filtered, natural colour

1500 bottles available in Asia DFS and select domestic markets globally

An exclusive 30-year-old single malt matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels.

Colour – Amber Gold

Nose – Honeyed pear, freshly baked bread, ripened bananas and vanilla cake

Palate – Peaches in syrup, spicy cinnamon, toffee apple and Swiss white chocolate

Jura Rare Vintage 1988 – 2019 Bottling (Cask Strength – 52.8% ABV)

Distilled in 1988 | RSP – £650 (70cl)

Non chill-filtered, natural colour

Bottled in 2018 at 52.8% ABV

1500 bottles available in Asia domestic retailers

An exclusive single malt first matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels then transferred into Port Wine Pipes for a further five years. 

Colour – Rosewood Gold

Nose – Red fruits, Kirsch, pears and figs

Palate – Dark chocolate, black cherries, toasted pistachios

Glencairn releases limited-edition black Glencairn Glass to celebrate Black Friday – Whisky Glass News


Glencairn releases limited-edition black Glencairn Glass to celebrate Black Friday 

For the first time ever the iconic Glencairn Glass will be available to buy in black –  but grab one while you can as only a thousand are for sale

The whisky world’s favourite and much-loved whisky glass is turning to the dark side for Black Friday with the release of only one thousand limited-edition elegant black Glencairn Glasses.

These unique glasses will be the first to be officially sold to the public by the award-winning, Scottish family business, Glencairn Crystal.  Never before have black Glencairn Glasses been available to buy so now is your chance to procure a piece of whisky industry history.

Available from Friday 29 November and for as long as stocks last, each glass costs £7 and comes in a special edition black box.

The glasses can only be purchased via the Glencairn Crystal online store  where you can also find a 20% discount across all Glencairn Glassware items over the Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. The perfect place to find extra special sparkling gifts for Christmas for whisky-loving friends and family.


The Glencairn Glass is endorsed by the Scotch Whisky Association as the official glass for whisky. Glencairn Crystal makes over 3 million per year, across hundreds of brands, distributed to over 90 countries worldwide.

Glencairn has previously won The Queen’s Awards as follows:

  • The Queens Award for Enterprise 2017 and 2012
  • The Queens Award for Innovation 2006 (with the Glencairn Whisky Glass)

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