A gin festival is being launch this summer in the heart of Scotland’s most famous and prolific malt whisky-producing region. The team behind the Spirit of Speyside brand, which already stages the highly successful spirits events, is now celebrating the area’s rapidly-growing gin industry.
Spirit of Speyside: The Gin Experience takes place from July 12 to 14 and will offer a unique opportunity to taste locally produced gin and meet the makers.
Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has announced the release of its third expression of the acclaimed Warehouse 6 Collection; 1975.
Distilled on 8th December 1975, this precious spirit has been gently maturing for the past 43 years in Warehouse 6, laid low on antique wooden rails above cool earthen floor and stacked single level, in a traditional dunnage warehouse. Nestled in a quiet corner of the distillery, Warehouse 6 houses the distillery’s most treasured casks. At Tomatin’s very core, Warehouse 6, is a truly special place.
One of Scotland’s best-known hotels is offering the chance to escape and unwind with a weekend of whisky and fishing in one of the most scenic corners of Scotland.
Even if you have never fished before, start in style by casting on one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers – the Spey. You will stay close to the banks of the river at the famous Craigellachie Hotel which has been a weekend getaway for the likes of Guy Ritchie, Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher as well as Scottish indie bands CHVRCHES and Frightened Rabbit.
Pulteney Distillery 1998, a 19 year old single malt whisky from the Scottish Highlands. This beautiful whisky was distilled on Wednesday, 26 august 1998 and bottled on Thursday, 21 June 2018.
The casktype that was used for this whisky was a first fill bourbon barrel.The outturn of the Pulteney Distillery 1998 release is 192 bottles.
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured (59.9% ABV), a rich and intense limited-batch expression. Carefully handcrafted using heavily peated Scottish barley, just 6,500 bottles are available in selected markets worldwide from 8th March 2019.
Matured in First Fill Sherry hogsheads and laid down in 2010 before being bottled in 2018, Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured offers whisky lovers elegant fruit flavours while heightening the smoky notes Benromach is known for.
Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching returns for the 20th Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
Similar to geo-caching, but with whisky, a trail of Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caches will be hidden across Speyside during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Guests will be able to find the whisky filled caches via a series of clues after registering for the event via the Spirit of Speyside web site. The first to find each Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache will be rewarded with a 200ml bottles of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, perfect for sharing.
MacDuff Distillery 1997, a 20 year old single malt whisky from the Scottish Highlands. This beautiful whisky was distilled on Friday, 26 September 1997 and bottled on Thursday, 21 June 2018.
The casktype that was used for this whisky was a refill Sherry Hogshead and you can feel it! The outturn of the MacDuff Distillery 1997 release is 207 bottles.
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of two Heritage expressions, Benromach Heritage 1977, an exclusive 41-year-old single cask vintage (49.6% abv) and Benromach Heritage 1972, a rare 46-year-old single cask vintage (55.7% abv).
Matured in single Refill American Hogsheads, these sought-after expressions are both available for worldwide sale from 21st February 2019. Benromach Heritage 1977 offers a smooth dram with hints of spice, while Benromach Heritage 1972 is brimming with exotic fruit flavours leading to an ashy smoke finish.’
Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched wemyssmalts.com, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases.
The initial offering to the Cask Club is “Smoky Nectar” a 35 year old single hogshead cask from Caol Ila distillery.
Another tweet tasting from The Whisky Wire I looked really forward to!
MackNair’s Lum Reek is a combination of peated Islay and Speyside malts married together with older GlenAllachie. It had been matured in GlenAllachie warehouses before the final blending by Master Distiller, Billy Walker. One of the most respected blenders in the Scotch Whisky Industry.