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So, what’s the next trend in whisk(e)y?

My daughter gave me her cold. (Well, let’s just say that I have the same thing she just had.) Half my voice is gone and many of my taste buds are temporarily MIA. It looks like I’m taking a break from reviewing whiskies until they return.
So, I was wondering: what do you think is going to [...]


Whisky Lounge Newsletter, April 2010 – London Festival, Peat & Arran Tastings – Scotch Whisky News

Hi all,
Hope you are all well and enjoying the onslaught of spring!
Quite a bit to tell you about, so here goes…
London Whisky Lounge Festival 2010
Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th May 2010
The Royal Horticultural Halls, Vincent Sq., London SW1
11am-3pm, 4pm-8pm Saturday, 12pm-4pm Sunday
£20 per ticket, per session
After years of York hogging our festivals and then [...]


GLENDRONACH 1996 CASK 197 RELEASED BUT ONLY AVAILABLE AT ABERDEENSHIRE DISTILLERY! – Scotch Whisky News

GLENDRONACH 1996 CASK 197 RELEASED …BUT ONLY AVAILABLE AT ABERDEENSHIRE DISTILLERY!
 
GlenDronach is delighted to announce details today (April 13) of an exclusive single cask bottling…and it’s available only in a secluded corner of the Scottish countryside!
 
“1996 Cask 197 has been specially selected for devotees of our renowned richly-sherried malt and is only available at our [...]


Macallan 32 Year Old 1977 Douglas Laing Old & Rare at the Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Macallan 32 Year Old / 1977
1977 Old & Rare single cask from Douglas Laing.
Bottled for Japan, thankfully a small allocation has remained in Scotland.
Finnished in a Bourgogne organic  Pinot Noir “La Cadette” wine cask.
£264.99 (£225.52 ex VAT)
Description
A very rare and unusual Macallan which has spent a period of additional maturation in a Bourgogne ‘Organic’ Pinot [...]


Elijah Craig 12 & 18 Years Old Bourbon For Sale – American Whiskey News

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Years Old Bourbon

 
 
 
 
 
Gift Boxed
Duty Stamped if Required
3 Bottles in Case
75 Cl Bottle Size
45% Alcohol
 Only 60 CASES AVAILABLE
CASE PRICE £140.00
Elijah Craig Small Batch 12 Years Old Bourbon

 
 
 
 
 
Gift Boxed
Duty Stamped if Required
12 Bottles in Case
70 Cl Bottle Size
47% Alcohol (94 Proof)
 Only 50 CASES AVAILABLE
CASE PRICE £176.00
Trentino Distribution
email winesales@runbox.com
More information from www.heaven-hill.com
Enough for [...]


Mackmyra, the United States, this Spring!

We just heard from our contact at Mackmyra, the impressive distillery from Sweden. Although they have been delayed by governmental red tape here in the U.S., they are still planning on launching their whisky in New York this Spring. This is great news! Representatives from the distillery will be in New York in early May.
I [...]


Review: Black Bull 40 year old blended scotch

Black Bull, 40 year old, 40.2%, $250
A whopping 90% malt and 10% grain whisky. Soft with the oak remarkably restrained for its age. Soothingly sweet, with toffee apple, vanilla-spiked sponge cake, nougat, butterscotch, sultana, and cut grass. A peppering of cinnamon and coconut throughout, with teasing, gentle polished oak on the finish. Deftly balanced and [...]


Tasting three Glen Elgin

Glen Elgin 25 yo 1984/2009 (48.7%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 244 bottles) – Glen Elgin 26 yo 1980/2007 (47.8%, Scotch Single Malt Club for The Scots Whisky Forum, bottling No.4, cask #3465, 111 bottles) – Glen Elgin 16yo (58.5%, OB, +/- 2009) – MUSIC: Bob Log III


Bunnahabhain NAS ‘Mòine’ (58.4%, OB, Brown Label, 642 Bts., Feis Ile 2009) – Scotch Whisky Tasting Note

Bunnahabhain NAS ‘Mòine’ (58.4%, OB, Brown Label,  642 Bts., Feis Ile 2009)
This limited Mòine edition by Master Distiller Ian MacMillan, has endeavored to replicate that peated essence, using single malt spirit that’s not left the island for a second between distillation in 2003 and bottling in 2009.
This limited edition is finished in Oloroso Sherry butts [...]


Talisker Bounty Boat – The Very First Authentic Re-enactment of Captain Bligh’s Voyage – Scotch Whisky News

 

On Friday (April 9th), all eyes were on four brave, adrenalin-fuelled adventurers at the official launch of the Talisker Bounty Boat expedition in Sydney, Australia.  The four-man international crew, bound for remote Tonga, where the voyage begins, bad farewell to family and friends as they prepared to set sail on the first ever authentic recreation [...]