Mount Gay Rum is the oldest brand in the world. This brand dates from the year 1703 and is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. in Barbados. This brand is characterized by its own unique character and is sold in 110 countries.
You can imagine I was excited about this range, that I was going to drink.
Any time of the year has its own type of whisky. Let this be summer, winter, autumn or spring. But it is already December and Santa is almost ringing your doorbell. You probably decorated the Christmas tree and the door with a Christmas wreath already. Yes, we are counting the days.
In December, there are always a couple of whiskies that have a bit of extra flair for this time of year. A summer whisky in December, yes, everything is possible. I was sniffing around, online and in stores to find my perfect whisky for Christmas and New Years Eve.
Port Askaig, a well known name in the world of whisky. Poetic, romantic, surprising and exceptional, small words that are describing the name perfectly.
Port Askaig is a small harbor town on the north coast of Islay and well known for a fantastic range of whisky.
Cù Bòcan 2005
Cù Bòcan 2005, vintage limited edition. Released this year by Tomatin and recommendable, so if you get a chance to retrieve a bottle, grab it.
There are only 11.400 bottles available. If you like a challenge or you would like to have this bottle, for your birthday or Christmas, don’t wait too long.
I am huge fan of Irish Whiskey, so you can imagine I was looking forward to this online event, the online Walsh Whiskey tasting. Next to the whiskey, a folder was included in the parcel with all the information we needed for this evening.
Inclucing an introduction of the founders, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, who established the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in 1999 in Royal Oak.
Two people with passion and dedication for what they cherish, Walsh Whiskey.
Yaguara Ouro Cachaça
This online twittertasting was another discovery than any other. The discovery of Cachaça. Cachaça is an unique organic Brazilian product. Yaguara Ouro Cachaça is a product of 5 generations of family passion and dedication. A family brand, good for 120 years in the making. This is the first time they are introducing an aged cachaça to EU.
But what is the definition of Cachaça? We received a pocketbook / journal where the following was described;
‘The typical and unique designation for the sugarcane liquour produced in Brazil, with an alcohol content of 38-48 volume percent, at twenty degrees Celcius, obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of the sugarcane’
Adelphi’s Ardnamurchan malt whisky
One of the country’s newest and greenest distilleries is celebrating after pre-orders for its very first batch of mature spirit vastly exceeded the number of bottles produced.
Independent bottler and distiller Adelphi said it had decided to release its Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016 AD due to high interest and the spirit’s “remarkable” quality, producing just under 2500 bottles.
Adelphi said it had received orders for three times that amount, despite the spirit being too young to be called whisky.
12 Drams of Christmas
Inspired by one of the festive season’s most prolific gift-givers, The Whisky Shop has introduced the 12 Drams of Christmas to delight gift recipients far and wide this winter.
The traditional Christmas carol Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in 1780 under the title The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball in the children’s book, Mirth without Mischief, and is a staple of every self-respecting caroller’s repertoire.
Wednesday, November 16, the night of the Gordon & MacPhail Tweet Tasting everyone was looking forward to. This night me and several others got the chance to try five new Gordon & MacPhail expressions.
For over one hundred and twenty years Gordon & MacPhail has been very careful matched spirits with oak.
Local whisky legend joins the Society as it grows its presence across Europe. As part of its growth in Europe, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has appointed renowned local whisky expert Hans Offringa as its Ambassador in the Netherlands.
Through his many whisky books, media work and events, Offringa is well known locally and across the whisky world.