Tomatin, the award-winning Highland whisky distillery has announced its oldest expression will be on display in Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, with Schiphol Airport Retail, a joint venture between the travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann and the Royal Schiphol Group. The whisky will be available exclusively at the airport’s “Exquisite Shop”, a unique destination for the finest wine, spirits and cigars.
Following 50 years of maturation at the distillery, the deep-honey coloured expression has been bottled in its most natural form, yielding just 70 special bottles at 45.3% abv, and was released in December 2018 retailing at several thousand pounds.
Jura Single Malt Whisky has unveiled new additions to its family of single malt whiskies with the launch of Jura Tide and Jura Time, both aged for 21 Years, they bring to life the tiny island provenance for the super-premium market.
With not one, but two 21 year old expressions, Jura offers a classic Single Malt age statement popular with enthusiast whisky consumers worldwide. The pair offer a unique point of difference for collectors and are produced to strict allocation due to the limited availability of Jura’s older aged maturing inventory.
Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has released its first triple cask matured single malt Scotch whisky.
The new and highly limited edition expression was created as a tribute to Loch Lomond Whiskies golf ambassador Colin Montgomerie’s glorious three wood shot that helped secure victory for Europe in the 1997 Ryder Cup.
Matured in refill American oak before being matured for up to six months in a combination of first fill Limousin oak and Oloroso sherry casks, the Loch Lomond Three Wood Matured 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky unites the worlds of single malt Scotch whisky and golf.
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.
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
What is the best thing about whisky? That is a question that kept me occupied for quite some time now. Did you ever wonder? The first thing you see of course is the bottle, that’s logical, but next to the label and brand, you see the color of the whisky. It is the first thing you see when filling a glass and color is not that unimportant, as some might think. The color says something about the whisky, about the smell and the palate it will give you.
There are dozen of even thousands of stories about whisky and the experiences people are having when drinking their favorite. But is the very best thing about whisky, color? The more appealing the color looks, the more interesting whisky might be? The color can give you a lot of information about whisky, a darker color could mean the liquid will be more intense for the taste buds.
A team of glassmakers has launched the perfect gift for whisky lovers – an angel filled with a dram they can drink. Stirling giftware company Angels’ Share Glass created the refillable angel as an addition to their signature range following customer requests. Customers told Managing Director Karen Somerville they loved collecting the firm’s glass angels – filled and sealed with the `Angels’ Share’ of whisky – but also wanted drinkable editions.
Mrs Somerville said: “Every time I met customers at whisky festivals and events, they would tell me how much they loved our award-winning angels but wanted one they could open and drink too.