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
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
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.
Redbreast Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has launched the Redbreast Dream Cask, which will be available to buy through its online members’ club, The Birdhouse, from World Whisky Day (Saturday 19th May).
The release follows requests from consumers and whiskey experts over the past 12 months and becomes the first in a new series planned for the coming years.
Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, has today unveiled Jameson Wild Seaweed Bitters. A true celebration of Irish ingredients, the bitters showcase wild dillisk seaweed, which has been carefully hand-harvested from Long Rock, County Sligo, and dried naturally on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way by Damian Melvin, a second-generation seaweed harvester. The innovative cocktail ingredient is the second release in the Jameson Bitters range, which was first launched with Jameson Wild Sloe Berry Bitters in 2015 to inspire bartenders to experiment with Jameson in new and exciting ways.
BenRiach Distillery announces the release of a twenty-one-year-old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, unconventionally matured in a combination of four types of cask: bourbon barrels, virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and red wine casks.
These four cask types are expertly blended together by the BenRiach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, to create a multi-faceted and superbly balanced malt.
Offering its first bottle for just $1, The Whisky Foundation Reserve is launching at 17.00 (GMT-5) today, with a Springbank 24-year-old exclusive single malt whisky, the price of which will rise based on market demand.
The financial markets in the US are closed for Thanksgiving, but The Whisky Foundation Reserve is open for business. Independently bottled Scottish whisky specialists, Whisky Foundation today launched their innovative stock market for whisky, and revealed the first bottle on sale as a Springbank 24-year-old single malt, matured in a sherry cask and bottled by The Maltman in 2017 at 47.1% ABV. Only 244 bottles are available, making these rare and collectable items, and are available for shipping worldwide.
As one of the Highland distillery’s signature whiskies, The Dalmore King Alexander III has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry butts, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, Port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.
Tomatin Distillery is celebrating after being crowned a winner in two categories, Environment and Excellence, at the prestigious Highland & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2017.
Picking up the Environment Award for its commitment to responsible environmental practice, the distillery boasts various green schemes including being the first in Scotland to install an environmentally efficient steam boiler. Its eco-friendly status is further boosted as locally produced sustainable virgin wood pellets fuel the boiler. This shift from heavy fuel oil to biomass has been critical in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of non-fossil fuels.
Irish Distillers today proudly unveils Green Spot Chateau Montelena, the first Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be finished in French oak Zinfandel wine casks. Matured until the combination of wine, whiskey and oak has reached the perfect balance, this new release is the second in the Wine Geese series of Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys that have been finished in unique wine casks.