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Morrison Distillers Collection at Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


Morrison Distillers Independent Whisky

James Eadie Limited Autumn Release at Inverurie – Scotch Whisky News

James Eadie Limited Autumn Release

Highland Park “Cask Strength – Release #2” Single Malt – Scotch Whisky News

Highland Park “Cask Strength – Release #2” Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

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The first edition of this cask-strength whisky by Orkney legend Highland Park was described by Whisky Advocate as “classic Highland Park—turned up to 11!”

Imperial Scotch Wins Gold Medal at International Spirits Challenge 2021 – Scotch Whisky News

Imperial Scotch Wins Gold Medal at International Spirits Challenge 2021 

LOUISVILLE, KY (Sep. 8, 2021) – Imperial 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky brought home a Gold Medal from the 26th annual International Spirits Challenge (ISC).

The ISC strives to be a truly global competition, this year accepting more than 1,800 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide. Tasting Award winners were chosen over 12 days of rigorous blind tastings held in the United Kingdom. A Gold medal indicates favorable scores from judging panels made up of more than 50 industry professionals for the product’s aroma, appearance, taste and finish.

Imperial 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky is blended with only the finest of whiskies and patiently aged to deliver a complex, yet well-rounded experience.

Full results from the 2021 International Spirits Challenge can be found at https://www.internationalspiritschallenge.com/live/en/page/isc-2021-winners.

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

FIVE SAZERAC CANADIAN WHISKIES EARN MEDALS AT 2021 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE – Canadian Whisky News

FIVE SAZERAC CANADIAN WHISKIES EARN MEDALS AT

2021 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 

MONTREAL (Sep. 2, 2021) – Caribou Crossing Single Barrel and High River Canadian Whiskies were awarded Gold medals at this year’s International Spirits Challenge (ISC). Three other Sazerac Canadian whiskies also received medals following the competition’s rigorous judging process, which included blind tastings by panels of more than 50 industry professionals.

Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whisky, Collingwood Blended Canadian Whisky and Canadian Mist Blended Canadian Whisky all received Silver medals at the 2021 ISC.

This is the 26th year for the ISC, a global competition welcoming entries from nearly 70 countries. Throughout the 12-day process, judges scored products’ aroma, appearance, taste and finish to determine which medal would be awarded.

Sazerac’s Canadian Whisky portfolio brought home five of the 51 total medals received by the company, which was named ISC’s American Whiskey Producer of the Year for the second year in a row. A full list of results can be found at https://www.internationalspiritschallenge.com/live/en/page/isc-2021-winners. 

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.

Craft Whisky Club – Rare Ohishi Box For US Members – Japanese Whisky News

Popular whisky subscription service Craft Whisky Club has just teamed up with Japanese whisky brand Ohishi on an exclusive offering, which is bringing whisky from Japan finished in Banyuls casks to the US shores for the first time.

Unique provenance, local ingredients, and profound savoir-faire, Ohishi is a relatively unknown distillery to even the dearest whiskey fans. Banyuls is a French appellation d’origine contrôlée fortified dessert wine made from old vines. Although the use of fortified wines to mature whisky has a long and celebrated history, including Sherry and Port casks, to see a whisky finished in a Banyuls cask is a rarity indeed. This gives this unique Japanese whisky a rounded, fruity profile with notes of jam and candy.

The release is so limited that each bottle has been hand labeled.The Ohishi Distillery was founded in 1872 and is currently operated by 6th Generation Master Distiller Kazunori Oishi. The distillery is located in the south of Japan in a small village called Mizukami-Mura in the Kuma-Gun region of Kumamoto. It is only in operation about 8 months out of the year when temperatures are right for the best fermentation.

From casks to pairings, locally-produced to the exotic, learning and exploring the world of whisky is a fundamental part of the whisky experience. Every 2 months resident experts at the Craft Whisky Club carefully select exciting and innovative distillers from across the world. The current subscription box is priced at $99 dollars and comes with accompanying Japanese food pairing and experience.

Exclusive Octave Cask from Duncan Taylor at Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

CULDRAIN SINGLE CASK OCTAVE EXCLUSIVE

DUNCAN TAYLOR OCTAVE CULDRAIN

Bottled exclusively for the Inverurie Whisky Shop, this 10 Year Old started life in Oak casks before being transferred into Octaves for 9 months. Distilled at a Highland Distillery in near the Aberdeenshire town of Kennethmont, this whisky showcases the rare unpeated spirit from the distillery and is named after a hamlet situated halfway between the distillery and the bottler, Duncan Taylor, in Huntly.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Sugared almonds, white pepper, lemon zest

Palate: Milk chocolate, light citrus, fruity currants, earty, sweet spices.

Finish: Dark chocolate, orange peel, sticky toffee pudding

53.2% ABV

£75.00

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The Whisky Shop ‘Four new Distell Limited Editions! Which one takes your fancy?’ – Scotch Whisky News

Four fabulous limited editions from Distell…

We are really excited to announce these four stunning new releases – all are matured in a variety of sherry and wine casks, bottled at natural cask strength (so you can drink it how you like it!), and limited edition. So don’t hang about – choose your favourite!

See the range →

SAZERAC COMPANY NAMED AMERICAN WHISKEY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AT 2021 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE – American Whiskey News

SAZERAC COMPANY NAMED AMERICAN WHISKEY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AT 2021 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE 

Louisville, Ky (Aug. 25, 2021) –For the second year in a row, the Sazerac Company was named the American Whiskey Producer of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).

Determined by a weighted points system, Producer of the Year Awards reflect the success of all brands entered into a single category. With 33 American Whiskey medals, including 19 Gold medals, the Sazerac Company came out on top in the category which had 127 total entries. Sazerac was also awarded this coveted title in the 2020 ISC Awards.

ISC Tasting Award winners are chosen over a rigorous 12-day process of blind tastings. Panels of experienced judges award a score for products’ aroma, appearance, taste and finish. Those scores are then combined to determine which medal can be awarded.

For a full list of results from the 2021 International Spirits Challenge, visit https://www.internationalspiritschallenge.com/live/en/page/isc-2021-winners.

About Sazerac

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac visit https://www.sazerac.com/.

The History of the Springbank Distillery – New Video – Scotch Whisky News

The History of the Springbank Distillery – New Video

In the first of an ongoing series, whisky broker and consultant Mark Littler has released an in-depth history of the Springbank distillery on his You Tube channel.

The 17 minute video features an account of the Campbeltown distillery, tracing its origins in the early 19th century, through the hardship of the early 20th century, the problems caused by the whisky loch in the 1980s and the rise to prominence in the last 30 years.

Future histories planned for similar videos include the Macallan distillery and the Brora/Clynelish distilleries.

You can watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu3xucufdus&t=63s


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