The GlenAllachie Distillery, located in Aberlour, Scotland. A distillery with a fabulous core range. A ranch everyone was excited about the last couple of weeks and still are for those who are still dreaming about their very first GlenAllachie nip. Dreams must come true, to make more space for new dreams or should I say; Drams.
There is a lot of love in this whisky …
A bottle of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, Dalmore 50 Year Old, has sold for £28,000 ($36,700) at Whisky-Online Auctions in Blackpool. Originally created by Dalmore’s legendary Master Blender Richard Paterson in 1978, the youngest spirit in the assemblage is believed to have been from 1926 and several older liquids were used including whiskies distilled at Dalmore in the 19th century. Continue reading
Influenced by the finest quality, hand-selected Oloroso Sherry casks, Casg Annamh is a distinctively rich Single Malt.
Speyside distillery, Aberlour, has released its latest premium Single Malt, Casg Annamh, to provide adventurous malt lovers with the ideal introduction to Sherry cask matured whiskies. With its distinctive Sherry signature, the new expression highlights Aberlour’s commitment to choosing the best casks and maturing liquid of the highest quality to provide a deep and satisfying taste experience. Continue reading
Washed, dried, powdered, fermented, and distilled; each bottle of whisky is perfected to make each sip an indelible moment. Whiskies are of many kinds, based on the base product, alcoholic content and quality. Malt, grain, single malt, blended malt, cask, single cask etc. roughly make up the whisky family.
Whisky has been in the world for a long time, precisely from the second century BC. It is first believed to have brewed in Mesopotamia. The art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland in about the fifteenth century but this was used for medicinal purposes. Even in medieval India, alcohol was reported to be used as an anaesthetic for surgical purposes. Even though it was considered a taboo to consume alcohol in the Britain and other parts of Europe, it was finally James IV of Scotland who broke the ice by ordering several gallons of whisky from the monasteries, who monopolised the art of distilling. But with the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VII, distilling and whisky making moved to homes. Even then whiskies were not allowed to age and thus had a bitter taste. Finally in the year of 1606, the Bushmill old distillery was given the license to brew the Irish whisky and the distillation later evolved into a much sought out fashion and whiskies became a daily business with the Act of Union which officially brought forth the United Kingdom.
With more people set on finding exciting new ways to enjoy their alcohol, booze in the kitchen is gaining popularity fast. Forget about wine and beer, those sure are sweet and fruity but incorporating whisky into your meal speaks to your boldness and sophistication. It is no secret the Dutch love their whisky.
In 2016 alone, the value of imported scotch whisky according to Statista amounted to € 106,512,000. Not to mention events like Live The Hague; where the best whisky brands in the world, underline world, convene for 3 days to showcase and enhance the whisky culture. Talk of 15,000 people talking, tasting and breathing whisky for 3 days! So you might be wondering, what are best whiskies for cooking and how exactly can you pair your favorite glass of whisky with a barbecued meal? Bourbons, single malts, rye and pot-still whiskies are the best contenders in the kitchen. As of the latter, how to pair them with a meal, read on.
The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers is launching its latest series of limited-edition whiskies, this time celebrating the unique beauty of the landscape on the island. The first of The Explorers Series pays homage to Brodick Bay, which can be found on the east coast of the Isle of Arran.
The Brodick Bay whisky has been matured for a minimum of 20 years in both Bourbon barrels and Sherry hogsheads before being finished in Oloroso Sherry butts, sourced directly from Bodegas Tradicion in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The result is a memorable sweetness with rich layers of intense fruit.
Again, another direction when it comes to spirits, making a curve to rum. Four special rums send to join an on-line tasting with a couple of others. I was looking forward to this tasting, but unfortunately, I had the date all wrong, so I tried the rum a couple of days later by myself. Rum from the Foursquare Distillery tucked away in the southern countryside of Barbados
Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience and the rum is really stunning, just like the labels on the big bottles.
A mouth-watering, thirst-quenching taster to one of Scotland’s greatest food and drink producing regions is being served up to audiences for the third year running, with tickets for Spirit of Speyside: Distilled being launched for sale this Friday (June 22).
The one-stop gathering, in the heartland of Scotland’s famed whisky-producing region, showcases an amazing array of food and drink all made in Moray-Speyside, showing how the thriving sector is making its mark through innovation, diversity and quality.
Japan, a beautiful island with stunning architecture, sun, flowers and of course truly amazing whisky. On the evening of June 18, I had the opportunity to try two lovely whiskies, Dekantā Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series, finished in Port Ellen casks and Yamazakura 21 yr old. This with other enthusiasts, online during a live tasting.
Bottled in 2017 to commemorate the Dekanta 3rd anniversary, Eigashima 2011 Kikou – Ki Series, was distilled in 2011 at the Eigashima distillery and matured for 6 years. As a homage to the Scottish education of the “father of Japanese Whisky’, Masataka Taketsuru, the whisky has matured in a freshly emptied Port Ellen Scotch whisky cask, bringing a touch of Scottish seaside influence to the Japanese whisky.
I was smiling when a parcel arrived at my home, a while back. There was something special inside.
I received a wee bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask by surprise, a 32-year-old single pot still whiskey, together with some small gifts, like a beautiful glass. Just found out that here was an empty nest, so the RedBreast was right in time to fill in the gap.