Islay whisky collection up for auction in aid of RNLI following 110 mile row to collect the bottles

The Islay Sea Collection, a group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries presented in a one of a kind display case is set to go under the hammer in this month’s Just Whisky auction with all proceeds going to the Portrush and Islay volunteer lifeboat crews.

The bottles and cask staves, which form the display case, were collected by a group of keen sailors who rowed 110 miles from Northern Ireland to Islay earlier this year.

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Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection

The Loch Lomond Group is an independent distiller and blender of some of the finest and rarest Scotch whiskies in the world.

The distillery has been the official spirit of the Open since 2018, this makes the Loch Lomond Group with the Loch Lomond Distillery an official partner of this prestigious golf tournament. They have created an amazing range of limited edition whisky that can’t be missed by any whisky enthusiast.

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John Dewar & Sons unveiled its latest Golden Dram expression

John Dewar & Sons unveiled its latest expression from The Golden Dram – Aberfeldy 15 Years Old, finished in French wine casks from Pomerol, Bordeaux.

The finest quality red wine casks from Pomerol were selected to finish the new limited-edition expression, ensuring that the wood complements and elevates Aberfeldy’s distillery character, not mask it. Initially spending 15 years in a combination of Bourbon re-fill and re-char casks, the whisky has undergone a second maturation period of around 4-5 months, adding an extra dimension of flavour. Malt Master, Stephanie MacLeod carefully monitored maturation and flavour development within each cask until the desired flavours had been achieved.

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Tomatin Decades II – A marriage of 21 incredible casks

Award winning Highland distillery, Tomatin, has announced the release of an exquisite single malt whisky: Decades II. The unique expression is a marriage of 21 casks, selected from key years throughout the last five decades.

As a tribute to the Tomatin way of life, and the generations of staff that to this day remain custodians of this exceptional Scotch Whisky.

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Aberfeldy & Craigellachie Launch Exceptional Cask Series in U.S

The distilleries of Aberfeldy and Craigellachie, two highly-awarded Single Malt Scotch whiskies by Bacardi Limited, announced the U.S. launch of their Exceptional Cask Series, an annual release of five extraordinary expressions, that will be making its stateside debut this November.

The Exceptional Cask Series consists of exceedingly rare single cask and double cask bottlings, each of which washand-selected by esteemed Malt Master Stephanie Macleod for its remarkable qualities. Once gone, these bottlings will not be replenished, providing consumers with a once-in-a-lifetime sipping experience.Featuring some of the finest and most delectable single malt expressions from Aberfeldy and Craigellachie, the Exceptional Cask Series is the product of meticulous assessment and flavor augmentation developed by Macleod.

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Tomatin whisky, Caribbean Rum Finish and Amontillado Sherry Finish

Tomatin recently released two new limited-edition expressions, the 2009 Caribbean Rum Finish and 2006 Amontillado Sherry Finish.

Tomatin’s ability to experiment with creatively finished expressions comes from the distillery’s exceptional wood policy which ensures there is a wide range of casks sourced from prestigious partners within the industry.

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Wemyss Malts reintroduces ‘Nectar Grove’ Madeira cask finish as a limited edition Batch Strength release

Scottish family whisky makers, Wemyss Malts, has reintroduced the award-winning, limited edition blended malt Scotch whisky named ‘Nectar Grove’ by bottling it as a Batch Strength release.

Nectar Grove is a combination of light and nutty Highland Scotch whiskies that have been carefully and considerately combined together before finishing for a further period in casks which had previously held Madeira fortified wine.

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Darnley’s Launches a Smoky Gin

Darnley’s Gin launches ‘Smoke and Zest’, the second in their limited edition Cottage Series range, each telling a different story of the botanicals found around their Fife distillery and beyond. Locally grown barley and the quest to create a ‘smoky gin’ is the inspiration behind this innovative recipe which is made in the London Dry style.

In making Smoke and Zest, Darnley’s Gin Distiller Scott Gowans experimented with various methods and collaborated with both his family and the Kingsbarns Distillery team to bring this flavour profile to life. The new Darnley’s recipe celebrates the Fife grown barley that has been selected for sister brand Kingsbarns Single Malt Whisky which is distilled in the same location, at East Newhall Farm, outside the village of Kingsbarns.

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Irish Distillers has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2019

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2019, alongside the launch of the ‘1825 Room’, an online members’ programme for discerning whiskey lovers to delve further into the pinnacle of Irish whiskey.

The 36th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range has been masterfully blended from whiskeys laid down at Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, over the past four decades. Crafted by Master Distiller Brian Nation, Midleton Very Rare 2019 combines only hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys of exceptional quality and rarity within the Midleton inventory. With each whiskey having been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years, 2019 marks the oldest collection of casks used to create a Midleton Very Rare.

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Three Ships, 6 yr – Batch 1

Three Ships. single malt from James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, South Africa., independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.

This is the 1st batch of a single malt with a release of 1,150 bottles, matured in Bourbon, PX finish casks.

The James Sedgwick Distillery was established in 1886 and continues to set the bar for South African whiskies and innovation in the whisky industry.

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