Last month, I celebrated my 40 years of existence. May 11 to be precise and I shared my wishes via Twitter, a whisky to celebrate my birthday in style. I got a sweet little message from a fellow whisky enthusiast,Christophe, who wanted to send me a birthday gift that was just perfect.
Unfortunately @Coldorak and I couldn’t find a time or date for over a month. On Thursday 13th of June, we finally had some time to enjoy the whisky together.
Family run whisky makers Wemyss Malts have released two additional bottlings into its Family Collection range of blended Scotch malt whiskies and have named them ‘Blooming Gorse’ and ‘Flaming Feast’ after the flavours found in each whisky.
Both malt whiskies have been crafted from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks which were sourced by Isabella Wemyss and filled under her supervision. Years later, the mature whisky casks were selected by famed whisky writer Charlie Maclean and the Wemyss Malts team only when the spirit and casks had reached absolute balance and harmony, ready for crafting into exceptional blended malt whiskies.
The wide world of whisk(e)y can be a daunting prospect, with so many different distilleries, methods, descriptions making it difficult to pick out a drink you might like and such a varied price range you could risk losing good money on something you don’t enjoy.
Before you start to get serious about whisky, it’s a good idea to think about these five tips to keep you focused and protect your investments as simply as possible.
1. Get to grips with the basics
First of all, you’ll need to understand some of the basics to better get to know what you’re dealing with. For example, the different production types, popular whisky-producing countries, and how aging affects the end product.
Whisky and food, a perfect combination. And with Fathers day coming up (June 16), what could be more perfect than serving some amazing pairings. Here you will find some idea’s to make and perhaps to persuade your dad to go fishing or to buy that special thing, you always wanted.
Following the success of its previous three editions, The Fisherman’s Retreat, located just beyond the picturesque town of Ramsbottom, has launched its fourth and fifth edition single malt whisky.
From buying the first few single malt whiskies to stock the bar back in 1992 to purchasing the first cask in 1995, whisky has always been at the heart of The Fisherman’s Retreat.
Now in its 27th year The Fisherman’s Retreat now stock over 500 different Scottish single malt whiskies, with the majority of these available to try by the dram or purchase by the bottle from their onsite shop. Their online shop has just launched which showcases some of the more fine and rare whiskies The Fisherman’s Retreat has to offer.
Get down to Berber & Q this National BBQ Week to experience their Johnnie Walker Johnnie & Ginger; the perfect pre-dinner drink for your BBQ banquet!
The limited edition cocktail was crafted by Josh Katz, founder of London’s trendy BBQ joint, Berber & Q, to celebrate National BBQ Week. Expertly designed to complement Berber’s famous Joojeh Chicken Kebab, the charred and smokey notes of the chicken are perfectly countered by the light and summery cocktail.
Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced that the limited-edition Redbreast Dream CaskPedro Ximénez Edition, released to mark World Whisky Day 2019, has sold out in 14 minutes.
Launched exclusively through the Redbreast Birdhouseat 3.00pm on 27th May, all 924 bottles of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition were sold by 3:14pm – at a rate of over 65 bottles per minute.
Swedish whisky hits me at the right spot again. I’ve got a weakness for Scandinavia, there was no way I would dislike the whisky. At the contrary, I love it. Even Svensk Rök (Swedish Smoke) has a particular smell and palate that keeps you calm at all times.
The whisky reminds me of yoga, silence for 1.5 hours and just enjoying the moment and the positions. Listening to a calm voice and letting it all in. Similar with this whisky is my experience, very smooth
New limited edition release offers a fresh take on the classic sherry flavour profile of Redbreast.
Redbreast Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, marked World Whisky Day 2019 with the launch of Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition.
Available to purchase exclusively through the Redbreast online members’ club, The Birdhouse, the new Redbreast Dream Cask was created from a vatting of bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks which has been re-casked and finished in a specially selected Pedro Ximénez cask – a first for Redbreast and Midleton Distillery.
Waiting for the perfect moment to try Mackmyra Moment prestige. But what is the best moment to drink this whisky.
Mackmyra Moment Prestige (46,1%) is an eleven year old whisky aged on casks of French oak that previously held wine from the artisinal Champagne producer Philipponnat. When making Champagne, Philipponnat only uses the finest grapes, mainly from Premier and Grand cru vineyards, and then let parts of the wine age on oak casks.
To the whisky, these casks bring crisp notes of white wine, grapefruit, bread and toasted oak.