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New! Glen Moray Warehouse 1 Manzanilla Finish 🍇 at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

The latest Warehouse 1 release from Glen Moray

The final release in the Warehouse 1’s inaugural year of bottlings – here we have a spirit distilled in 2008, matured in ex-bourbon casks with a finish in Manzanilla sherry barrels and left at cask strength of 54.6% abv. The popular series has shown Glen Moray’s skill in experimenting with less common casks to create exciting and unique expressions. Limited to only 1,240 bottles – don’t miss out!

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Glen Moray 2008 Warehouse 1 Manzanilla Finish Description

This single malt is the final release of Warehouse 1’s inaugural year of bottlings, and this is finishing with a bang. This is a Glen Moray whisky that is distilled in 2008 and matured in a variety of casks for 13 years. It was firstly matured in ex-bourbon casks, then being transferred into four ex-Manzanilla sherry casks for its finishing period. Cask strength at 54.6% abv, this is free from chill filtration and arrives with a beautiful cask-imparted colour. Warehouse 1 is home of Glen Moray’s ‘hidden gems’, and this one fits the bill. A release of only 1240 bottles, this 2008 Manzanilla finish is a dram with a lot of depth.

Expect soft, sweet ripe pears on the nose, alongside hints of fresh cut grass, chamomile, tea, and green apples. Oaky tannins are present on the palate, with a decadent, velvety smooth mouthfeel harmonising with flavours of herbal tea, and a certain saltiness. This salinity is followed through on the finish, with is long, lingering, and savoury.

The Causeway Collection: 2000 Port Cask at Hard To Find Whisky – Irish Whiskey News

The Causeway Collection: 2000 Port Cask

20 Year Old | 70cl | 54.1% ABV | Cask Strength

The 2000 Port Cask is a limited edition, cask strength Irish Single Malt. This expression has spent its entire life in rare first-fill ruby port casks. After maturing for 20 years, the malt is imbued with bold and luscious red fruit flavours. The fortified port wine cask has added waves of sweet, caramelised toffee notes, balanced by a hint of sweet chilli.

UK Exclusive Release With Only 2,322 Bottles Available

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Bourbon & Canadian Whisky at K&L California – Whisky News

Calumet Farm 15 Year Old “Single Rack Black” Small Batch Unchillfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $119.99 View

The new Calumet Farm 15 Year is an unusual release from this upstart, Kentucky-based brand. Both the highest proof and highest age for the brand to date, this is great old Kentucky bourbon bottled without chillfiltration. The “Single Rack” is a reference to the source of the batch being from a single rack in the brickhouse, meaning all barrels were aged in the same center part of the warehouse, which lends to longer aging as compared to the top floors. Calumet Farm is the most famous horse farm in Kentucky (having bred and trained two Triple Crown winners and eight Derby winners), and their pedigree has allowed them access that few others have. Distilled and aged in Bardstown entirely in 2006, only 19 barrels were used in the production of this batch. At the time, only one distillery was operating in the area, so we can assume this is good Barton juice. The mash bill is 74% corn, 18% rye, and 8% malted barley.

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Resilient 16 Year Old “Barrel #122” Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $129.99 View

Resilient 16 Year Old “Barrel #203” Single Barrel Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $129.99 View

Obtainium 27 Year Old Canadian Whiskey (750ml) $199.99 View

This is a classic Canadian blend of mostly light whisky, with 3% traditional rye and 2% traditional corn. The three whiskies were distilled at what is now known as the Black Velvet Distillery (formerly the Palliser Distillery) in Southern Alberta before being blended and aged in oak barrels for 27 years before being cut from 156 proof to a slightly more managable 141. Rich and complex, the light whiskies don’t have the bodied or complexity of a straight bourbon or rye until they start to get serious age. This is the oldest we’ve ever seen. It’s somewhere akin to a single grain whisky being aged in active refill bourbon barrels for many many years. It’s a wild expression unlike any other on the market today, but this is one experiment that’s worth the risk.

2011 Port Charlotte “PAC:01” Pauillac Wine Cask Finished Cask Strength Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt ~ Scotch Whisky News

2011Port Charlotte “PAC:01” Pauillac Wine Cask Finished Cask Strength Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

(750ml) $124.99 View

Outer quote mark Look for a tawny hue and a distinctly coconut-driven aroma. Add water to tame the alcohol intensity and the reward is orange and dark chocolate flavors, with hints of chipotle, charred oak and saline. The finish is long, complex and delicious. It was aged eight years and finished in red wine casks from Bordeaux. Inner quote mark

92 points Whisky Advocate

Outer quote mark This year’s edition of the Port Charlotte Cask Exploration Series was aged in French oak red wine casks from Bordeaux’s Pauillac region. Sweet peat on the nose, honey, sugared banana slices, vanilla flan, barley sugar, green apple, and fresh-cut grass. The palate offers charcoal, bonfire, and pepper spice, with water taming the peat and drawing out candied lemon, orange, apricot, sweet tea, and cinnamon spice. A fiery but serenely refined peat profile. (DF, Fall 2021) Inner quote mark

K&L Notes

Bruichladdich has been putting out some exceptional Port Charlotte releases in their Cask Exploration Series. These have featuered the world’s finest red wine casks so far, and this release is no different. Port Charlotte PAC:01 might be the best release yet. The casks aren’t hard to identify, but for legal reasons we cannot name the wineries these come from. Suffice it to say, each one so far has been from first growth Bordeaux producers, so you’ve got 3 guesses for this release (and it may be a combination of multiple wineries). The real point is when you put great peated whisky into red wine casks of the highest quality, the results taste delicious. Port Charlotte’s signature sweet BBQ smoke and robust fruit mesh perfectly with the rich red wine influences. The 2011 distilled whisky first aged a minimum of 6 years in American Oak before being transferred into the Pauillac casks and has been bottled at a cask strength of 56.1%ABV without chill filtration.

GLENFIDDICH, THE WORLD’S MOST AWARDED SINGLE MALT, LAUNCHES IN ONTARIO, GLENFIDDICH GRAND CRU 23 YEAR OLD, JUST IN TIME FOR CELEBRATING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

GLENFIDDICH, THE WORLD’S MOST AWARDED SINGLE MALT, LAUNCHES IN ONTARIO

GLENFIDDICH GRAND CRU 23 YEAR OLD, JUST IN TIME FOR CELEBRATING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

As the foremost leader in whisky-making innovation, Glenfiddich continues to challenge conventions with the arrival of Glenfiddich Grand Cru, a 23-year-old expression, exquisitely finished in rare French cuvée casks.

The World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky Glenfiddich toasts the true taste of luxury with the launch of Glenfiddich Grand Cru in Canada, an exclusive expression that has been matured for 23 years and elegantly finished in rare French cuvée oak casks.

Daring and unexpected, Grand Cru encapsulates the very spirit of luxury and craftsmanship of Glenfiddich while surpassing the very notion of Single Malt Whisky. Created for the whisky non-conformists, the liquid sets out to redefine moments of celebration through a new and extraordinary drinking experience uniquely crafted to toast…Available at the LCBO

Vintage Bottlers Have Released Their Debut Bottle, A Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Vintage Bottlers Have Released Their Debut Bottle, A Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Vintage Bottlers are thrilled to be releasing the first edition of their new ‘Secret Series’ collection.

Vintage Bottlers, a London Based independent bottler, have now released their debut bottle. A 30 year old Highland single malt sherry cask, with only 325 bottles originally stocked. The distillery, although very reputable, has been kept a secret and many have been guessing where the single malt comes from. The trail of clues left on Vintage Bottlers instagram (@vintage_bottlers) has led some people to guessing correctly!

The bottle is the first edition of their ‘Secret Series’, an upcoming rare cask series collection, ‘The Regions’. This collection will explore a sensory journey through Scotland’s 6 whisky producing regions. Although not an official region, they have included the Islands as believed some of the whisky produced there adds a profile not experienced elsewhere. The second edition is available to pre-order on the Vintage Bottlers website now.

Tasting Notes –

Colour: New cut hay

Nose: Dark chocolate and mountain coffee beans against a background of antiseptic iodine

Palate: Dark forest fruits flambe, burnt caramel

Finish: Menthol with hints of liquorice

It is very unusual for a Highland whisky, and certainly betrays its coastal origin. There is a deep warmth on the palate which had me thinking this may just burn as it goes down, but no, it is as smooth as silk, and what I describe as menthol, gives an impression of coolness.

By Gordon Coxhill, Whisky Enthusiast & Journalist

Buy now: https://vintagebottlersltd.com/product/the-secret-series-1/

Vintage Bottlers, founded in 2020, is an independent bottler, searching for the very best whisky Scotland has produced, past and present. They bottle exceptional spirit from world famous distilleries as single cask expressions and blend their own favourite styles. Vintage Bottlers is part of the Vintage Group, a group formed of four different whisky based companies including a whisky cask trader, a whisky members club and a whisky auction house.

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Win a bottle of Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old worth £410 at The Whisky Shop! – Scotch Whisky News

Win a bottle of Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old!

Our latest Golden Dram giveaway features The Character of Islay range – any purchase of Aerolite Lyndsay 10 Year Old (currently reduced to £38.95) will be entered into a draw to win a bottle of Fiona Macleod 33 Year Old worth £410! You have until 30th November or whilst stocks last – worth a shot isn’t it?

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Raise a glass (or six) 🥃 with The Edinburgh Whisky Academy – Whisky News

Raise a glass (or six)

Superb for whisky tasting sessions, our branded set of six Glencairn glasses are beautifully stored in a velvet-lined presentation box. A definitive glass for whisky drinking, the Glencairn is ideally suited for appreciating the nuances of enjoying a dram. Bring them out for yourself, a small group of friends or gift them as the perfect package for any whisky lover in your life.

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Tomatin – Warehouse 6 Collection – Trophy Winning Whisky at Hard To Find Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

WAREHOUSE 6 COLLECTION

42 YEAR OLD | 1978 Vintage | 70cl | 48.9% ABV 

Warehouse 6, it is a truly special place.

Cask numbers 49541 and 49542 have been lying gracefully in. Warehouse 6 since being filled on September 21st 1978, gently and slowly maturing the precious spirit within. After thirty years, the spirit was moved to the finest First Fill Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks and laid down for a further decade, under the attentive, enduring care of the distillery custodians.

The originality of the extraordinary case lies in the unique opening mechanism, which involves pressing two rose gold metal buttons on the sides. Inside, the podium base holds the hand-blown Glencairn Crystal decanter and glasses decorated with solid copper bands, a solid copper stopper and a numbered certificate detailing the story of the Whisky. Stitched and debossed details on the leather wrap add to the elegant feel. Protected in a secure material bag for transit and delivery, this product offers the buyer the ultimate in luxury.

We are thrilled to announce the latest release of the 1978, has been awarded Gold Outstanding at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit competition. This exceptional single malt scored an astonishing 98 points and proceeded to win the Trophy in the Single Malt Scotch Whisky 26 Years and Over category.

The 1978 edition was one of 350 whiskies judged by the expert panel. Richard Paterson, Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee, commented: “A sublime, smooth, aromatic, rich single malt whisky, casked to perfection. Notes of blackcurrant, berry fruits and smoke on the palate. Beautifully balanced between the oak spice and sweetness. A sweet, dry, honeysuckle finish. Exceptional.”

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