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The Deacon: A New Scotch Whisky - “Expected To Disrupt The Whisky Category”
The Deacon scotch whisky was launched on Feb 3rd, 2023 by wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands in association with French spirits tycoon Pernod Ricard. In a press release, Sovereign Brands made the bold claim that The Deacon, the company's inaugural whisky offering, "is ready to upset the whisky category." Read more.
Ki One: South Korea's Three Societies Distillery Launches First Flagship Single Malt Whisky
Three Societies Distillery is introducing Ki One, South Korea's first flagship single-malt whiskey, as it enters the international whisky market. Ki One is a distinctive and genuine spirit that is entirely produced in South Korea, including the mashing, fermentation, distillation, and ageing processes. Read more.
Exclusive Glenmorangie Whisky Launch - 12 year Old Amontillado Finish
The fourth instalment in the distillery's Barrel Select Release line of single-malt Highland Scotch whiskies, Glenmorangie Amontillado Finish, has been released, according to the company. Dr. Bill Lumsden has always been an admirer of Amontillado sherry and has always loved its nuttier, spicier flavour. Years ago, he started to dream of a special, wonderful whisky that would blend the particular flavours of its casks with the distillery's mellow, honeyed taste. Opportunities are scarce, however, due to the scarcity of such casks. Read more.
Two New Well Aged Offerings Added To Bushmills Irish Whiskey Core Range
Bushmills Distillery has added two new well aged whiskies to their core lineup. A 25 and 30 year old single malt are now the oldest offerings in the core offering. The Bushmills team is especially proud of these new whiskeys since the distillery is one of the few that genuinely has enough stock to regularly produce liquor this old as part of its main range. The team is managed by master distiller Colum Egan and master blender Alex Thomas. Read more.
The First Islay Rye Has Been Launched By Bruichladdich
The first-ever Islay rye whisky has been launched by Bruichladdich, a Scottish whisky distillery on the island of Islay. The whisky, which is a limited edition release created using rye grain that was cultivated nearby, represents an important turning point for the distillery. Read more.
BizarreBQ: A Limited Edition BBQ Inspired Release By Ardbeg
The Islay-based Ardbeg brand has released Ardbeg BizarreBQ, a limited edition whisky with a barbeque theme. Dr. William Lumsden, the company's head of whisky creation, claims that the liquid has smokey barbecue flavours and a "meaty, peaty punch." Christian Stevenson, a DJ and author also known as DJ BBQ, assisted in the development process. Read more.
Ballantine's Unveils a 40-Year-Old Whisky Range: A Must-Try for Whisky Connoisseurs
Ballantine's Scotch whisky, which is owned by Pernod Ricard, has developed a new line of 40-year-old expressions to honour the company's master blenders. This release is called The Remembering and is the first whisky of the series titled The Masterclass Collection. Only 108 bottles of the first expression in the series, called The Remembering, have been produced. Read more.
The 2023 Campbeltown Malts Festival Launches a New Limited Edition Whisky From Glen Scotia
A limited-edition bottling to commemorate the festival, which is held annually in the town where the distillery is located to honour the area's rich heritage, has been unveiled by Glen Scotia. The Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival single malt this year is an 11-year-old that has been mildly peated and matured for a full year in white port barrels. Read more.
Nc'nean’s Latest: Huntress 2023 Woodland Candy
Nc'nean announced the latest release of the 2023 Huntress series. The limited editions of this series are the result of unique whisky experiments, which the overall goal of said experiments is to find and explore new flavours. Distillery founder Annabell Thomas utilised special yeast cultures to craft the Nc'nean Huntress 2023 Woodland Candy. In contrast to the previous year's edition which employed three yeasts, including a unique rum yeast, the 2023 Woodland Candy distillate incorporated four yeasts for the first time, including red and white wine yeasts. Read more.
Highland Park Does It Again With Its Newly Released 4th Edition Of Its Cask Strength Series
On Thursday May 11th, Orkney-based distillery Highland Park, unveiled its new Cask Strength No.4 ahead of the distillery’s 225th Anniversary in September. This iteration is Highland Park in its truest form, it is not diluted nor chill-filtered. This No.4 release packs a punch at 64.3 percent ABV and provides a strong and flavorful taste. The majority of the blend is made up of first-fill sherry-seasoned European oak barrels, while the remaining ingredients are aged in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, first-fill sherry-seasoned American oak barrels, first-fill ex-port hogsheads, and a few refill barrels. Read more.
Irish Whiskey Brand - Method and Madness Pushes The Boundaries With Garryana Oak Edition
A classic single pot still whiskey finished in Quercus Garryana white oak casks that stretches the limits of Irish whiskey has been released by Irish Distillers brand Method and Madness. The whiskey, described as a "world first" in its category, was aged for four to twelve months in barrels built from virgin Quercus Garryana, a kind of white oak indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. The rough and thick wood qualities of Garryana Oak are unusual and distinctive, and they give whiskey a "unique richness, complexity, and spiciness." Read more.
Lochlea Introduces Its First Exquisite Cask Strength Whisky
As part of a new yearly lineup, Lowland distillery Lochlea has launched its first cask-strength single malt. Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1 by Lochlea Distillery, which is based in Ayrshire, is bottled directly from the barrel at an impressive 60.1% ABV. The spirit was matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon and oloroso Sherry barrels, which are reputed to perform especially well at higher proofs and "amplify" the fruit, nut, and cereal flavours of Lochlea's classic style. Read more.
Ardray: The New Blended Scotch From The Owners Of Laphroig and The Owners Of Macallan
Ardray was a collaborative creation between Calum Fraser, the chief blender for Scotch at Beam Suntory, and Suntory's blending team. Together they tested over 200 blends made up of “the very best quality whiskies from distilleries across the Highlands, islands and lowlands of Scotland”. Beam Suntory is the proud owner of renowned Scotch distilleries including Bowmore, Laphroaig, Auchentoshan, and Ardmore. To create their exceptional whisky, the company carefully selected spirits from multiple distilleries, including their esteemed partner Edrington, the Scottish spirits firm behind iconic brands like The Macallan, Glenrothes, and Highland Park. Read more.
Discover a 23 Year Old Apple Infused Whisky That Even An Aficionado Might Enjoy
Introducing a captivating convergence of premium and flavoured whisky: a remarkable $250 23-year-aged Crown Royal Golden Apple. In the ever-evolving landscape of whisky expressions, this exquisite blend pushes boundaries and offers a unique tasting experience. While the specifics of its composition remain somewhat elusive, the label clearly states that it combines meticulously aged whiskies infused with the essence of succulent apple. Read more.
Unveiling the Exciting New Range from Glenglassaugh
In 2008, Glenglassaugh distillery emerged from a prolonged slumber, and now this hidden gem unveils a fresh collection of single malts, breathing new life into its legacy. The range consists of three bottles. A 12 year old, Sandend and Portsoy. With a profound connection to the land and sea, the reimagined portfolio and its design effortlessly encapsulate the essence of the vibrant coastal spirit. Like all Glenglassaugh single malts, the new whisky has been lovingly matured in the distillery's coastal warehouses, where panoramic views of the rolling surf at Sandend Bay create a captivating backdrop for the maturation process. Read more.
Halycon Spirits - A New Independent Bottler Releases A Rare Macallan For Its Inaugural Release
We are excited to announce the launch of Halcyon Spirits, a newly established independent whisky bottler that is family-owned. To kick off their venture, they have unveiled their inaugural offering: a single cask Macallan 30 Year Old, distilled back in 1993. Halcyon Spirits has bottled The Macallan 30 Year Old at its original cask strength of 49.8% ABV after maturing it in a first-fill sherry cask. Read more.
A New 40 Year Old Peaty Release From Speyside Distillery Benriach
Despite Benriach being a Speyside distillery and Speyside whiskies are not really known for peated whisky, this new 40 year old single malt highlights the forward thinkingness and innovation that Benriach had back in the 1970s when this malt was laid down. Read more.
Unveiling The Return Of The Talisker 30 Year Old
This limited edition release for 2023 has garnered significant attention from whisky enthusiasts worldwide. Known as the whisky made by the sea, Talisker 30 Year Old pays homage to the rugged coastline of Scotland's Isle of Skye, where the distillery has been producing exceptional Single Malt Scotch Whisky for nearly two centuries. Intriguingly, Talisker whisky has long been paired with locally harvested oysters at the renowned Oyster Shed adjacent to the distillery, a tradition that continues to this day. This latest release, Talisker 30 Year Old, is a testament to the distillery's coastal home and celebrates the natural wonders of the Isle of Skye. Read more.
Wild Turkey Meets Jamaican Rum In An Exciting New Collaboration
Wild Turkey has unveiled its latest release, the Master's Keep Voyage, a collaboration between Master Distiller Eddie Russell and Dr. Joy Spence, the master blender of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. Read more.
GlenAllachie Reveals Third Batch of 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt
GlenAllachie, a renowned Speyside distillery, unveils the highly anticipated third batch of its oldest core expression: a 30-year-old, cask strength single malt. Limited to only 2,400 bottles, The GlenAllachie 30-Year-Old Cask Strength Batch 3 showcases the artistry of Pedro Ximénez, oloroso, and American virgin oak casks meticulously selected from the 1990s. Read more.