Monday, December 17, 2018

TOMATIN LAUNCHES ITS FIRST 50 YEAR OLD EXPRESSION

The Tomatin Distillery, has today announced the launch of its first 50 Year Old, single malt Scotch whisky expression.

Tomatin 50 Year Old (45.3% ABV) limited to just 70 bottles, was distilled on 24th November 1967 and finished in a first fill Oloroso sherry butt.

Tomatin 50 Year Old

The Tomatin 50 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of freshly felled oak, apples, pears and plums on the nose, Followed by notes tropical fruit, dried apricots, vanilla toffee and crème caramel on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Graham Eunson, Distillery Manager at Tomatin, said: “This dignified expression is elegant and flavourful – a complex whisky with layers of taste sensations to delight the senses.”

Tomatin 50 Year Old, will be available later his month, from selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of £10,000.

Posted by Steve Rush

 

Friday, December 14, 2018

GLEN MORAY LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION SINGLE CASK BOTTLING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EDINBURGH RUGBY

Glen Moray, has announced the launch of a special limited-edition, single cask bottling, in partnership with Edinburgh Rugby.

Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition (53.8% ABV) was distilled in 2004 and matured in an ex-bourbon barrel, before being finished in a Chardonnay Cask.

Glen Moray launches limited-edition single cask bottling
in partnership with Edinburgh Rugby

Edinburgh Rugby teammates John Barclay, Scotland Rugby Captain and Damien Hoyland, visited the Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, Speyside and hand-picked the casks that were used to produce the limited edition run of 312 individually numbered bottles.

Glen Moray will be contributing 100% of the profits of the sale of the limited-edition bottles to the rugby charity, Hearts and Balls, which supports rugby players and their families in the aftermath of injury on the field.

Back in January, the Elgin based distillery announced a three year partnership with Edinburgh Rugby, to be its official whisky sponsor.

Commenting on the launch, Graham Coull, Glen Moray Master Distiller says: “As you would expect from two talented and dedicated rugby players, John and Damien threw themselves wholeheartedly into the cask selection process. It was never going to be easy for a Flanker and a Winger to agree on anything but we persevered, and after several attempts, we agreed on a wonderful 2004 Glen Moray finished in a Chardonnay wine cask.”

Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition, is now available exclusivley from glenmoray.com for a RRP of £100.00.

Posted by Steve Rush

Thursday, December 13, 2018

THE MACALLAN LAUNCHES NEW 52 YEAR OLD EXPRESSION

The Macallan, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition, 52 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky expression.

The Macallan 52 Year Old – 2018 (48% ABV) has been matured in a single first fill European oak sherry seasoned cask.
The Macallan 52 Year Old - 2018

Limited to just 250 individually numbered bottles, this latest release from The Macallan, is said to be a testament to the brands exceptional oak casks, which are sourced, crafted, toasted and seasoned under the watchful eyes of The Macallan masters of wood and delivered through the years to the exacting specifications of generations of master distillers.

The Macallan 52 Year Old - 2018, is said to deliver notes of rich cherry, dark chocolate, antique oak, orange blossom and peat smoke on the nose. Followed by notes of rich fruit, dark chocolate fondant, peat smoke, cinnamon and ginger on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Sarah Burgess Whisky Maker for The Macallan, said: “The Macallan 52 years old is an outstanding addition to our expanding range of unique, classic-aged whiskies and is a testament to the harmony created through the mastery of wood and spirit. With only 250 individually numbered bottles available worldwide, this is a highly limited and expertly crafted release which will be desired the world over by whisky lovers and luxury connoisseurs.”

The Macallan 52 Year Old – 2018, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £38,500.

Posted by Steve Rush

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

GLENDRONACH LAUNCHES THE 10TH BATCH BOTTLING IN ITS GRANDEUR SINGLE MALT WHISKY SERIES

The GlenDronach Distillery, has today announced the launch of the 10th release in its limited-edition Grandeur series.

GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10 (50.1% ABV) has been matured exclusively in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks for over 27 years.

GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10

Limited to just 2293 bottles, this latest release from the Aberdeenshire based distillery, is said to deliver notes of ripe damsons, black walnut, bramble and apple jam, old antique leather, truffle oil and cedar cigar box on the nose. Followed by notes of morello cherry, dark chocolate, blackberry jus, black truffle, prunes and old-fashioned treacle gingerbread on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Rachel Barrie, The GlenDronach Master Blender, said: “Quietly maturing for over 27 years in the darkness of our dunnage warehouses, The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10 is a symphony of depth and mellow maturity, reminiscent of times gone by.”

GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £449.99.

Posted by Steve Rush