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FREE Scotch Tasting at Haskell’s Woodbury, Minnesota

FREE Scotch Tasting at Haskell’s Woodbury – 05/22/2010
Haskell’s Woodbury Scotch Tasting!
Saturday May 22nd
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Cost: FREE
10 Single Malt Scotches, 10-30 years old.  Including 30YR Deanston & 25YR Bunnahabhain! (and a Cream Scotch).
Call Haskell’s Woodbury for your reservation 651-714-4188
Haskell’s Wine Shop
6445 Lake Road Terrace
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

The Jolly Toper May 27th Tasting at the Tolbooth Tavern – Scotch Whisky News

All of the Jolly Toper’s whisky tastings take place on Thursday nights from 7:30pm until approximately 10pm at the Tolbooth Tavern, 167 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, meals available up to the time of the tastings.
Tolbooth Tavern, Canongate Royal Mile, £21/18(ish)
Tasting 27th May 2010 Edinburgh
Glenlossie 1978 – 2007 Gordon and MacPhail refill sherry hogsheads 46%
MacDuff 16yo [...]

Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop May 30th June 6th – American Whiskey News

American Distilling Institute
Five Spaces Left Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop
May 30th June 6th
at Stillwater Spirits, Petaluma, CA
-five night stay at the Metro Hotel
-tour of Germain Robin & Solomon Tournour
-distiller Jordan Via on brewing, distilling and maturation
-brewer Bill Owens on mashing and fermentation
… and more
(bring your video camera, and record everything)
The whole five-day package:  $3500
Register online at [...]

New Forty Creek “Confederation Oak Reserve”

Very interesting. Details here on their website. I hope to get a review sample from John Hall and will let you know my thoughts at that time.

Review: Grand Traverse “Ole George” Rye Whiskey

Looking for a respectable, young, rye whiskey from one of the new Artisan distillers? Here’s one that’s just out. Two years old, and I can enjoy it neat! Only three casks (for now). They’ll have another dozen next year. And only available at the distillery. But maybe you had the chance to taste it at WhiskyFest Chicago [...]

Here’s something cool: Whisky barrel flooring

This would look a lot nicer on the bar floor in my house than the carpeting and tile that’s there now. More details here, on the blog of the company who makes it.
(Thanks to Richard Paterson for Tweeting about this.)
Okay, so can anyone figure out which distillery this came from?

The CSS sessions eight Benriach

Benriach 12 yo 1996/2009 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2) – Benriach 12 yo (46%, OB, sherry wood, 2009) – Benriach 12 yo 1996/2008 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2 for Whisky-Doris, cask #45757) – Benriach 12 yo 1996/2008 (52.1%, Duncan Taylor NC2 for Whisky-Doris, cask #45757) – Benriach 23 yo 1985/2009 (49.0%, Signatory, bourbon barrel, cask #5501, 208 bottles) – Benriach 15 yo 1993/2008 (53%, OB for Potstill Vienna, cask #76257, 251 bottles) – Benriach 13 yo 1994/2007 (56.7%, Whiskyfreunde Essenheim, 17 months Port cask, cask #4011, 273 bottles) – Benriach 1982 (62.4%, Gordon MacPhail, Cask series)

Berry Brothers & Rudd at the LONDON Whisky Lounge Festival May 15th – Scotch Whisky News

Share your love of Whisky at the first Whisky Lounge Festival at Tower Bridge Hilton on 15th May, where Berrys’ spirits experts will be showing a number of Whiskies including, for the first time, 1989 Mortlach and 1989 Girvan Grain. Masterclasses, blending shows and live music are also included in the £18 ticket price.
Berry Bros. [...]

Compass Box NAS Oak Cross (43%, OB, +/-2009) – Scotch Whisky Tasting Note

Compass Box Bo Age Statement Oak Cross (43%, OB, +/-2009)
From the Compass Box Website;
We call this malt whisky Oak Cross because it offers the best characteristics of both American and French oak aging. A rich, medium-bodied malt whisky, Oak Cross combines vanilla characters from American oak and spicy, clove-like characters from French oak.
Innovative New Oak [...]

Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Announces Partnership with KFC Yum! Center – American Whiskey News

Woodford Reserve® Bourbon Announces Partnership with KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Ky., (May 10, 2010) – Woodford Reserve bourbon along with Louisville Arena Sports and Entertainment Properties (LASEP) today announced a new partnership with the KFC Yum! Center. LASEP is the locally based entity of Learfield Sports which oversees the arena’s advertising and sponsorship sales initiatives.
Woodford [...]