The Whisky Shop #SFO “Annual Robert Burns Whisky Sale!” – Scotch Whisky News

A Toast to Robert Burns

The Annual Robert Burns Whisky Sale is here!

In honor of Robert Burns, all whiskys from the Lowland region of Scotland are 10% off! Until 1/30/2021, use coupon code ‘BURNSNIGHT2021‘ at checkout to get sale price. Sale is online only.

Click here to see our Lowland Scotch selection at whiskyshopusa.com

Robert Burns Official Single Malt

Thanks to The Whisky Shop, you can toast this year with the official Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch. The only single malt endorsed by The World Robert Burns Federation, Arran Distillery’s Robert Burns whisky is a crisp, fruity dram with a free tasting glass included in the price.

·     Bottled at 43% abv.

·     No artificial coloring.

·     Selection of finest ex-Bourbon & ex-Sherry Casks.

·     Isle of Arran Distillers are Patron of the Robert Burns World Federation and one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries which are independently owned.

Click here for More Details & Purchase

Limited Releases – Wemyss Speyside Single Casks at Hard To Find Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Wemyss Single Casks

The Speyside Edit

Wemyss Malts source casks from distilleries across Scotland for their single cask range. Each cask chosen for bottling is representative of the best characteristics of that region and the name given to each Whisky reflects the unique aromas and flavours found within the bottle.

Single cask Whisky is unique in that it is a snapshot of the distillery on one day of production and they type of cask it has been matured in. Depending on age and cask type, there are between 150 – 700 bottles per single cask, making each expression unique and highly covetable, as once they are gone, they are gone…

The Ultimate Holiday Gift for Whiskey Lovers! – Whisky News

Gift the whisky lover in your life with our first 2021 W.O.W Them At Home experience on January 14th! As a special patron of Whiskies of The World, we’re offering early bird pricing of $75, valid till 11/16. Prices to increase to $85.

By purchasing a ticket, attendees will receive at no additional cost, 10 free samples of curated sips in a souvenir box, a branded nosing glass, tasting notes and more direct to your door!



For more details and upcoming W.O.W. Them at Home dates,
visit whiskiesoftheworld.com/wow-them-at-home/

Price valid until 11/1. After 11/1,  price increases to $75.
* Not available in the following markets: AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, ID, MD (Montgomery County only),

 ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NH, NC, OH, OR, PA, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY 


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Edinburgh Whisky Academy “Essential whisky reading 🥃” – Whisky News

Study whisky at your leisure

We’re delighted to announce that our online Introduction to Whisky Certificate is now available in Spanish, German & French (with more languages coming soon). Explore the fascinating world of whisky at your leisure, learning everything from the history, business and production to the bottling and blending of Scotch. You’ll come away having earned a certificate and enhanced your appreciation and enjoyment of all things whisky.

If you’re not quite ready to join the course, you can also now sign up for a free taster. Simply enter your details on the course page and we’ll send you the free access link by email. You’ll get a feel for the course material, functionality and level of difficulty.

Thinking about Christmas? Let a loved one appreciate the magic behind their favourite spirit by gifting one of our concise, SQA-certified courses that are enjoyed by whisky connoisseurs and professionals alike. Perfect for anyone with a thirst for whisky knowledge, the Introduction to Whisky Certificate is now at a new lower price for the festive season.

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We Are Now Taking Orders for the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar – Exciting Whisky News!

Attention All Whisky Enthusiasts!

Kensington Wine Market is thrilled to announce that “25 Days of Dram Fine Whisky” is returning for the 7th straight year. We are now taking orders for the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar, and this year we have an amazing Early Bird Offer. Pay in full for a Calendar by midnight October 15, and you will Save $50 on this year’s edition!

Normally we would have made this announcement in August, but Covid-19 and the port strike in Montreal have made it a challenge to confirm our product list and pricing, until now. In past year’s we have taken a $150 deposit for each Calendar ordered. This year rather than charge a deposit, we are offering two options to Pre-Order a KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar.

You can either Pre-Order and Pay Later (a week before it is ready for pickup you will be billed the full price $385+gst), or a very special Early Bird Pre-Pay Option ($335+gst). If you select the Early Bird Pre Pay Option you will Save $50 on the full retail price and will be charged $335+gst per Calendar now. Note there are no further discounts or promotions on the Early Bird price.

Our Kensington Wine Market 2020 Whisky Calendar makes a great gift and is a great way to get into the Holiday spirit. The 2020 Edition consists of 25 premium all-new, never before featured whiskies. There are 24 50ml bottles and a special 100ml Scotch Malt Whisky Society single cask for Christmas Day.  The KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar also includes a custom logo Glencairn Single Malt Glass and a Discount Card (good for 10% off  regular-priced whisky at KWM for all of 2021).


You or your recipient can follow along every day December 1-25 (or at your own pace), as we introduce you to each whisky on our blog and through our social media channels. We are really excited about this year’s edition, and we hope you are too.

We can’t host a Whisky Calendar Launch Party in-store this year, but we will host a gathering online, on Tuesday December 1. Details will follow later in the Fall.

We encourage you to order online, but you can also purchase the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar in-store, or by phone at 403-283-8000 /888-283-9004. We anticipate we will have the Calendars ready for pickup by the start of November.

We are not taking deposits for the KWM 2020 Whisky Calendar this year, instead we have two options for ordering:

  1. Early Bird Pre-Pay Pricing – $335+gst – SAVE $50 until midnight October 15 by pre-paying in full for the KWM 2020 Whisky Advent Calendar – No further discounts or promotions, but the early bird price in previous years used to only be a $35 savings!
  2. Pre-Order & Pay Later – $385+gst – Secure a Calendar(s) and you won’t be charged anything until 1 week before it is ready for pickup.

Sincerely your friends at Kensington Wine Market!

1257 Kensington Road NW Calgary Alberta T2N3P8

403.283-8000 Toll Free. 888.283.9004


Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 342: Port Ellen 40 Year Old 1979 – 9 Rogue Casks – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 342: Port Ellen 40 Year Old 1979 – 9 Rogue Casks

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, tries his most expensive whisky ever! In May last year, Mark tasted his best – but unfortunately also most expensive – Port Ellen ever. It was the 39 years old The Spirit Safe, bottled in 2018. This second edition in the Untold Stories – 9 Rogue Casks – is even more limited. There are only 1380 bottles in the world. It was presented during the (virtual) Feis Ile 2020 and is a vatting of 9 casks which were found to ‘hold unusual flavour characteristics that stood out from the typical Port Ellen distillery character’ and was deemed unsuitable for the needs of the blenders at the time. But what an elegant lady. A veritable diva.


A 22 Year Old Single Malt from Braeval — A K&L Exclusive – Scotch Whisky News

The Perfect Speysider at a Very Attractive Price
1994 Braeval 22 Year Old “Munros” K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($109.99)
“This is as quintessentially Speyside as any malt in our selection right now and offers an incredible value from a relatively rare distillery.” — David Othenin-Girard, K&L SoCal Spirits Buyer

NOTE: Our walk-in retail locations are currently closed. We have curbside pickup and low cost (often free) delivery options available in ZIP codes where we can ship lawfully, including anywhere in California. We can also include any new or existing will call orders in your delivery batch. Choose local delivery at checkout to learn if you qualify.

The perfect complement to the Tormore 22 Year Old we offered earlier this month, the Braeval 22 Year Old “Munros” is yet another remarkable find from the team at the Glasgow Whisky Company. While the Braeval name may be unfamiliar to many, we expect that to change, as they are crafting some of the brightest and wonderfully approachable Speysiders in the market today. Aged in bourbon barrels, this dram is a fruit-driven expression that is equal parts smoothly seductive and intellectually engaging. Rarely do we see single casks from Braeval, but when we do we snatch them up as quickly as we can, as they consistently capture everything we love about Speyside malts. At cask strength, you might think this 22 Year Old is a powerhouse, but it comes across as remarkably balanced and poised. Like the Tormore before it, we expect our small, exclusive allocation to disappear in short order. Similarly aged drams will set you back over $200, so finding one this attractively priced is always a huge win. If you are looking for a great, easy-going single malt with loads of personality, then you’ve come to the right place.

1994 Braeval 22 Year Old “Munros” K&L Exclusive Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($109.99)

The lovely small batch bottlings in the “Munros” line up are selected by the small Glasgow Whisky Company and represent some of the best values in single malt Scotch today. This small outfit has become an increasingly important player in the sale and bottling of small scale lots of high-quality Scotch. The Munros line is a reference to Scotland’s 282 mountains over 3000 feet. Explorers across the UK have long considered climbing each peak a rite of passage and likewise the great malts represent the heights of achievement in the eyes of whisky lovers across the world. The Braeval Distillery (formerly Braes of Glenlivet) was built in the early 1970s to help sustain the growth of the popular Chivas Brand. It has yet to be sold by the owners regularly as a single malt, but we’ve had success with a few from various independent bottlers over the years. Here the malty fruity character of the spirit is heightened perfectly after over two decades in fresh American bourbon barrels. Like all the Munros, this is a small batch of sequential casks bottled without chill filtration or reduction of any kind. Expect a very easy drinking Speysider focused on fruity malt, vanillas and subtle spices. A gorgeous example of this unsung little distillery.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: August 31, 2020

Another young but well-liked distillery, this one is distinct across the Munros line in that it was aged in exclusively ex-bourbon barrels. The already clean and fruity style of the Braeval (previously called Braes of Glenlivet) works perfectly with the round subtle American oak and sweet flavors imparted by these great bourbon barrels. The color is pale gold. The nose has the perfect blend of yellow and orange fruits, hints of fresh apricots and mirabelle. Touches of roasted almond and toasted vanilla bean heighten the clean fruitiness perfectly. On the palate, lemon candies, white pepper, cherry pits, ground clove and tiniest hints of fresh bread yeasty quality. Certainly not a whisky that’s going to scare anyone away, as it’s round and approachable, but by no means one-note or boring. This is as quintessentially Speyside as any malt in our selection right now and offers an incredible value for a relatively rare distillery.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society “A WEE CHEEKY SELECTION” – Scotch Whisky News

We’ve had fun becoming whisky anoraks this month, getting to know the facts behind the flavours, and exploring the role technology is playing in enjoying whisky. Now’s the chance to put your new knowledge to the test as you delve into a cheeky selection of new mid-month releases, with a wealth of styles and flavour profiles to choose from.

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PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the demand of these new bottlings, you may encounter our new queue system in operation. The new system is being tested in response to our recent member survey, as we look to improve your experience online. Thanks!

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ

Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video


BLAIR ATHOL DISTILLERY 30 Year Old 1988 Signatory 30th Anniversary Cask #6847 – Scotch Whisky News


30 Year Old 1988 Signatory 30th Anniversary

Cask #6847

Out of stock

Blair Athol 30 Year Old 1988 vintage Highland single malt Scotch whisky. Single cask refill sherry butt #6847 bottled December 2018 for the Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary series. 519 bottles.


Blair Athol Distillery was established in 1798 in Pitlochry and with footprints in four centuries it is one of oldest working malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. Purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons in1933 it is the spiritual ‘home’ of Arthur Bell’s range of blended scotch whisky complete with distillery visitor centre and Blair Athol Distillery tours. Although a large proportion of Blair Athol’s malt whisky cascades into blends, Bell’s to be precise, independent bottlings of Blair Athol single malts feature in the popular Connoisseurs Choice and Signatory Vintage ranges.

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