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Torabhaig Allt Gleann – The Legacy Series 2nd Release at Abbey Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

Torabhaig Allt Gleann – The Legacy Series 2nd Release

Limited stock now available of ‘Allt Gleann’, the second expression of single malt Scotch whisky from Torabhaig distillery, released as part of The Legacy Series. Torabhaig is the first distillery to be build on the Isle of Syke in 190 years.

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Ballot: Bowmore x Aston Martin 21 Year Old Masters’ Selection at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

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Bowmore x Aston Martin

The Masters’ Selection by Bowmore is where two worlds collide. This limited edition 21-year-old is a stunning collaboration between Ron Welsh, Bowmore’s Master Blender, and Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, each of them a master of their own art. Register your interest at the ballot link below and we will then contact all successful entrants with a link to buy.


Bowmore x Aston Martin
Masters’ Selection 21 Year Old

‘The Golden Ratio’ is at the heart of every Aston Martin design – a principle that they believe achieves balance and beauty from any angle. Bowmore were hugely inspired by this approach to creativity, crafting the Masters’ Selection which comprises a base of 21-year-old Bowmore matured in first fill Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, with an additional four casks selected for a strong influence of European fortified wines.

This special single malt is bottled at a cask strength of 51.8% abv for optimal flavour experience. The nose leads with aromatic Manuka honey and toasted hazelnuts alongside leather and tobacco, before a warming palate with vibrant sherry notes, a punch of Islay peat smoke, dark chocolate and tangy cherries. The finish lingers with woody spice and satisfyingly sweet coconut.

Bowmore x Aston Martin 21 Year Old Masters’ Selection


Scotch Malt Whisky Society WHISKY LIBATIONS – Scotch Whisky News

Expand your flavour horizons with this stunning new cask selection, guaranteed to put you in a party spirit this festive season. We’re heading into the week with a range of 15 new bottlings from across our most popular flavour profiles. Whether you find yourself ‘sprawling on the lawn’, ‘sheltering in a bothy’ or ‘just beneath the snowline’ this week – there is a dram especially for you.





We’re celebrating Christmas in style this year, paying homage to the spirit of the 1920s – dressing dapper, dancing the night away and enjoying a whisky cocktail (or two!). We’ve got a packed calendar of events in our Members’ Rooms, so head to the website and find out what is happening near you.


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


A Jaw-Dropping Selection of In-Stock Aged Scotch: Macallan, Ardbeg, Aberlour, & More – Scotch Whisky News

A Treasure Trove of Fully Mature Scotch Rarities:
Singular Collectibles from Macallan, Ardbeg, Aberlour, & More

Plus, a thrilling selection of sublimely aged spirits from around the world…

Just in time for the holidays, we’ve combed our nearly unrivaled selection of the world’s rarest, highly allocated Scotch whiskies to bring you a collector’s dream list that’s sure to impress even the most seasoned aficionados. From age statements to barrel regimens to regional styles, the diversity on offer here is simply astounding, and they’re all in stock and ready to ship. While the usual suspects like Macallan, Aberlour, and Springbank all give tour de force renditions, several under-the-radar gems are more than worthy of your attention.

Not to be missed is the 1992 Glentauchers 28 Year Old Speyside Single Barrel from the incomparable Hart Bros. This outstanding dram arrived as a miniscule 90-bottle allocation, and it’s sure to disappear in short order. A 1989 Tomatin 25 Year Old Single Sherry Butt from Hunter Laing is a world-class example of what a long rest in Sherry oak can do for a top-flight Highland malt, while the 1997 Ben Nevis 24 Year Old “Chapter 7: A Whisky Anthology – Monologue #16” puts on a stunning display of ex-bourbon hogshead ageing at cask strength—no shrinking violet, this one.

Finally, we have an absolutely rocking Islay standout from everyone’s favorite peat monster. The Whisky Advocate 95-point Ardbeg 19 Year “Traigh Bhan – 2021 Release” Batch #3 Islay Single Malt is the latest edition of a stellar new age-stated entry in the distillery’s line-up, the first such in over 20 years, and the results couldn’t be more astounding. Whether you’re shopping for a hard-to-please whisky fan or that hard-to-please whisky fan is you, this entire range is a must-have treasure trove of singular, one-of-a-kind rarities that belong in any world-class collection.

Vintage Item Name Retail Link
1998 Inchgower 22 Year Old “Sovereign” K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $109.99 View
1989 Tomatin 26 Year Old “Hart Brothers Finest Collection” Cask Strength Single Barrel Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) $209.99 View
1992 Glentauchers 28 Year Old “Hart Brothers Finest Collection” Cask Strength Single Barrel Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) $239.99 View
1994 Tomatin 25 Year Old “Hunter Laing Old & Rare” Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) $249.99 View
Linkwood 25 Year Old Gordon & MacPhail Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $270.00 View
1997 Ben Nevis 24 Year “Chapter 7, A Whisky Anthology – Monologue #16” Single Bourbon Hogshead #30 Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) $274.99 View
Ardbeg 19 Year “Traigh Bhan – 2021 Release” Batch #3 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $299.99 View
1989 Tullibardine 31 Year “Hunter Laing Old & Rare” K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $299.99 View
1988 Tormore 31 Year “Hunter Laing Old & Rare Heritage Platinum Selection” Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) $349.99 View
1993 Springbank 25 Year Old “The Perfect Fifth” First Fill Sherry Butt No. 315 Cask Strength Single Malt Island Scotch Whisky (750ml) $1,500.00 View
1979 Mosstowie (Miltonduff) 40 Year Old Gordon & Macphail 125th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $2,199.99 View
1984 Glenury Royal 35 Year Old Gordon & Macphail 125th Anniversary Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $2,199.99 View
Macallan 25 Year Old “Distillery Bottling” Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $2,399.99 View
1989 Aberlour 30 Year Old “The Perfect Fifth” Single Cask #11050 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $2,500.00 View

Scotch Whisky Auctions “126th live and in full swing!” – Scotch Whisky Auction News

Well it’s nearly that time of year again … the most dram-derful time of the year and we’re all getting into the festive spirit here at SWA! Our little elves have been working tirelessly to bring you this colossal festive auction just in time for Santa.  Whether it’s Christmas Cocktails or dreamy fireside drams, we have something to tickle your tastebuds.  You snow the score by now….get stuck in, explore our winter wonderland and fill your boots!

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We continue to offer free doorstep collections for over 10 bottles or collectively worth a minimum of £1000. Contact us to find out more and check availability. Collection requests can be made here.

The Good Dram Show – Episode 439 ‘Independent Bladnoch’ – Scotch Whisky News

Welcome to this weeks epic episode of the show in which I’ll be taking a look at some Independently bottled old Bladnoch. The samples came from the 2017 and 2018 Independent Bottlers Challenge and given the competitions demise it’s unlikely that these sort of samples will come my way again. So enjoy!


Lost Lantern Announces First Annual Winter Whiskey Wednesday Drop with a Trio of New Limited Edition Single Casks


Lost Lantern Announces First Annual Winter Whiskey Wednesday Drop with a Trio of New Limited Edition Single Casks

Light Up the Holidays with McCarthy’s, Smooth Ambler, and Starlight Whiskies 


NOVEMBER 19, 2021—On Wednesday, December 1st, Lost Lantern – the independent bottler of American whiskey that launched in late 2020—will celebrate the upcoming holidays with its first Winter Whiskey Wednesday drop, a release that will take place on the first Wednesday of December every year. On this new tradition, Lost Lantern Co-Founders Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski said, “While we don’t normally reveal release dates far in advance, fans can expect a Lost Lantern winter drop timed to the holiday season the first Wednesday of December every year. This release, beginning with our Winter 2021 collection, will include some of our most exciting whiskies of the year, selected with celebration, cold weather, and gift giving in mind.”

The Winter 2021 collection will feature three limited-edition single casks, available exclusively via Seelbachs.com as of December 1st and on LostLanternWhiskey.com at a later date. All are bottled at cask strength, are non-chill-filtered, and have natural color.

  • 2021 Single Cask #6, McCarthy’s 6 Year Old Oregon Peated Single Malt (248 btls): SRP, $140
  • 2021 Single Cask #7 Smooth Ambler West Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey (195 btls): SRP, $80
  • 2021 Single Cask #8 Starlight Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey (211 btls): SRP, $70

Blake Riber, founder of Seelbach’s is excited to launch the new collection. “We’re thrilled to have the exclusive Lost Lantern Winter Collection on Seelbach’s! Most of their fall release sold out before we even had a chance to announce it. Lost Lantern is pushing the boundaries for independent bottlers in American Whiskey. This is exactly what we want to showcase on Seelbach’s.”

All three of these distilleries and states are new additions to Lost Lantern’s single cask lineup. “Clear Creek has been making McCarthy’s for over 20 years and has a well-deserved cult following,” said Nora and Adam. “Smooth Ambler is best known for sourcing and blending but has also been distilling their own whiskey for years, so we’re excited to present their own West Virginia-distilled wheated bourbon. Finally, Starlight showcases Southern Indiana’s terroir, climate, and agriculture and is quickly becoming one of the darlings of bourbon drinkers.”

Lost Lantern released 10 single casks in its first year (all sold out) and debuted five more on their one-year anniversary in October (one of which is sold out). All were hand-picked from some of America’s most exciting distilleries: Santa Fe Spirits (NM), Cedar Ridge (IA), New York Distilling Company (NY), Ironroot Republic (TX), Whiskey Del Bac (AZ), Balcones (TX), Watershed (OH), Boulder Spirits (CO), Spirit Works (CA), and St. George Spirits (CA). Single casks are an essential piece of the Lost Lantern model, inspired by the long tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland. These highly limited, one-of-a-kind single casks consist of unique and deeply expressive whiskies produced by some of the finest distilleries in the United States.

Lost Lantern’s flagship blend, American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1 (SRP $120) also remains available. Created with some of the most exciting names in American single malt (Balcones in TX, Copperworks in WA, Santa Fe Spirits in NM, Triple Eight in MA, Westward in OR, and Virginia Distillery Co. in VA), American Vatted Malt represents the spirit of collaboration and community in the American distilling world.


Lost Lantern single casks show that the best whiskey reflects where it’s made, how it’s made, and who made it, and demonstrate that compelling whiskey comes from all across the United States.

2021 Single Cask #6: McCarthy’s 6 Year Old Oregon Peated Single Malt

(248 btls | 111.2 Proof): SRP, $140

McCarthy’s is arguably the first American single malt, and this single cask, aged for six years, is one of the oldest McCarthy’s whiskies ever released. Made from U.K. barley malted with Islay peat, it was fermented, distilled, and aged in Oregon. Single Cask #6 was aged in a 228-liter 3rd-fill Oregon oak cask with a medium toast and medium char. This whiskey’s deep smokiness, savory notes of smoked meats and leather, and balance of oak and French vanilla will enthrall lovers of peated single malt.

2021 Single Cask #7: Smooth Ambler West Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(195 btls | 124.2 Proof): SRP, $80

Smooth Ambler has long been on the vanguard of sourcing and blending whiskey with transparency and integrity. They’ve also been distilling and aging their own whiskey all along as they forge a new whiskey tradition in West Virginia. This is Lost Lantern’s first wheated bourbon selection, distilled on Smooth Ambler’s own column still in West Virginia. It was aged in a 53-gallon barrel for 5 years. The nose has notes of dried ginger, clove, and rosehips, while the palate bursts with dark chocolate, candied walnut, and robust oak flavors. 

2021 Single Cask #8: Starlight Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey

(211 btls | 113.2 Proof): SRP, $70

Starlight Distillery is part of Huber’s Orchard & Winery, an Indiana institution since 1843. While Starlight is just across the Ohio River from Kentucky and about 20 miles from Louisville, the climate, conditions, and culture are quite distinct from their counterparts to the south. This straight rye whiskey was aged for 4 years in a 53-gallon barrel. Made with 85% locally grown rye and 15% malted barley, it has a robust rye spice, with notes of cardamom, molasses, burnt caramel, and lemon zest. This is Indiana whiskey at its finest.


Founded by Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, Lost Lantern is an independent bottler of American whiskey. Inspired by the long tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland, the company seeks out the most unique and exciting whiskies being made across the country and releases them as single casks and blends, always with a deep commitment to transparency. Currently, the Lost Lantern portfolio consists of American Vatted Malt Edition No. 1, a blend of American single malt whiskey made in collaboration with six distilleries from across the U.S., and eighteen single casks. Lost Lantern debuts new hand-selected whiskies throughout the year and announces one-off limited releases from time-to-time. Subscribe to Lost Lantern’s newsletter to learn about new offerings as they become available. Lost Lantern Whiskey is available for purchase at LostLanternWhiskey.com, at Seelbachs.com, and at select retailers in California, Kentucky, and Alberta.

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Caskshare Launches The Collective – Scotch Whisky News

Online whisky marketplace platform Caskshare is set to launch ‘The Collective’, a new exclusive cask movement. 

Since its launch earlier this year, Caskshare has been bringing an array of specialist cask sellers to the market, revolutionising the way that consumers engage with distilleries and cask owners to experience single cask whiskies, a bottle at a time. Buyers can choose from a wide range of casks, from more traditional ex-Bourbon to innovative casks such as Barossa Valley ex-red wine and Tokaji Aszú casks, all of which are uniquely imparted with distinctive flavours and aromas.

The brand is now set to launch The Collective, which gives whisky lovers the opportunity  to access new cask releases, Collective-only exclusive distillery releases, as well as plenty of other perks and benefits throughout the year. Members of The Collective (priced at £125 per year) will receive tasting packs full of samples of the finest maturing spirit stock every 6 months, allowing the unique chance of experiencing whisky as it is developing, getting inside the processes involved in making whisky and helping them make their selections for their own personal collection. Cask samples will range from mature casks nearing their bottling date to young casks starting on their maturation journey, delivered directly to their door.

As a unique feature of The Collective, Caskshare is also launching their BarrelBank, allowing members to save funds and choose the whisky they want when they want. All funds used from the Caskshare BarrelBank attract a 5% interest which can be used in conjunction with additional exclusive discounts on selected caskshares and the luxury ready bottled shop.


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 Whisky Lounge “Festive Festival in a Box 2021” – Whisky Lounge News

Welcome to our first and soon to be annual Festive Festival in a Box!

We have put this exclusive pack together, very much with Christmas in mind – to put a big smile on your face, or that of a loved one!

Within our new gift pack, is everything needed to have the most incredible whisky Xmas ever…

  • 23 Amazing whisky and spirit samples, from all over the world
  • 1 Glencairn Whisky Tasting glass – the best glass for tasting whisky
  • 1 Pre-mixed Old-Fashioned – perfect for de-stressing, post Xmas dinner!
  • 1 packet of popcorn and Hawkhead whisky-smoked seasoning – perfect with said Old-Fashioned!

And as if this wasn’t enough, every recipient gets access to over 12 hours of new video content, with exclusive interviews and tastings with the very producers of the whiskies included in the pack!

This should keep even the most dedicated of whisky-lovers happy and busy for the whole Xmas week and beyond!

The whiskies featured are from some of our favourite distillers and have been hand-picked by us. The Festive Festival in a Box gives any whisky-lover the chance to explore whiskies, and even other spirits, from some familiar, and unfamiliar names, from Japan, Ireland, Wales, the USA, Scotland and even England!

Our Black Friday offer to you is a simple one! You can buy 1 or more Festive Festival in a Boxes for 25% less than the full price, using the code below. That’s a saving of nearly £20!

The code you need (when checking out) is:
Simply click on the button below.

If you want to pass this email and code onto any deserving friends or family, please do!

We are working with a new (to us) fulfilment partner and we are confident these will be delivered to you, or your nominated addressee, well before Xmas day.

Video content will be made available from Xmas day onward!

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