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Cask Strength Carnage IV



When: Monday 3rd November 2014
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30 pm start
Where: Lark Distillery Whisky Bar - 14 Davey Street, Hobart




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Tassie whisky named world's best single malt

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Tasmanian distillery Sullivan's Cove has been named the world's best single malt whisky at the World Whiskies Award held on Thursday night in London.

Sullivan's Cove's French Oak Cask variety was judged the global winner, as well as Australia's best, from a high-quality pool of single malt entries. They included Scotland's Bunnahabain, Aberfeldy, Glenkinchie and Glenlivet distilleries, as well as Japanese powerhouse Yamazaki.

The World Whiskies Award is considered the most prestigious in the ...


Announcing Douglas Laing's Old Particular


Distillers Douglas Laing & Co has released a core single malt, single cask Scotch whisky range called Old Particular.

Each bottling in the range is selected from a single cask at one of several distilleries in Laing’s portfolio

Each non-chill filtered bottling is selected from one of several barrels at distilleries including Bowmore, Caperdonich and Port Ellen.

Fred Laing, Douglas Laing’s managing director, said: “After 65 years in the industry, we believe we have created Douglas Laing’s ...


The Balvenie to Release DoubleWood 17 Year Old


In celebration of The Balvenie’s David Stewart, the longest serving Malt Master in the business and who has worked at The Balvenie since 1962, The Balvenie is releasing The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old. David Stewart has been credited with creating the first whisky to be finished in a barrel other than the one it matured in, a common practice today, with his DoubleWood 12 year old which aged in traditional oak whisky casks and was then fished in first fill European oak sherry casks. To ...


Jack Daniel's Unaged Rye a sign of things to come


Brown-Forman Australia is hopeful of receiving further allocations of Jack Daniel's small batch products following an overwhelming response to last week's release of Jack Daniel's Unaged Tennessee Rye.

Brown-Forman Australia senior brand manager Matt Harada told TheShout the Unaged Rye represents the outpost's first successful attempt to get small batch products out of the US.

"They're typically sold only out of Lynchburg or duty free in the US and it's really the first time they've allowed a ...


Old Hobart Distillery & Lark Distillery Join Forces


Old Hobart Distillery & Lark Distillery Join Forces

As of Friday 17 January 2014 Lark Distillery Pty Ltd will acquire Old Hobart Distillery and the Overeem brand. Both companies will remain as separate brands and entities, with Old Hobart Distillery/Overeem's new legal entity becoming Overeem Whisky Pty Ltd (trading as Old Hobart Distillery). Overeem is becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Lark Distillery Pty Ltd.

After 21 years of hard work and dedication to the whisky industry, Bill ...


The Glenrothes releases ‘Manse Brae’ range


Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has for the first time unveiled a series of whiskies exclusively for the international travel retail channel. The expressions celebrate the spiritual home of The Glenrothes: named after the street on which Rothes House, stands, the Manse Brae range comprises Manse Reserve, Elders’ Reserve and Minister’s Reserve.

Rothes House was formerly the Minister’s home, known as the Manse; overlooking the town below, it was a place where the Elders of the Kirk would meet ...


Diageo announces Talisker Dark Storm

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Diageo has announced the release of Talisker Dark Storm, the smokiest whisky produced by the Skye distillery to date.

Created exclusively for travel retail, Talisker Dark Storm is a 45.8%abv Single malt Scotch matured in heavily charred oak casks for flavours of “blackcurrant, liquorice and powerful smoke”.

The release follows that of Talisker Storm, which was designed to reflect the distillery’s character, in domestic retail markets in February this year.

Steve White, Diageo marketing ...


US beverage testers give Gold Medal to top selling Tasmanian whisky

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Sullivans Cove, Tasmania’s super-premium single malt, was recently awarded a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago.

This award, from one of the world’s leading independent beverage reviewers, was given to the distillery’s Double Cask expression. It adds to Sullivans Cove’s list of prestigious international awards, which includes three Liquid Gold Awards from Jim Murray, and “Best Australian Single Malt” from the World Whisky Awards in London.

Chief distiller Patrick Maguire ...