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Talisker introduces new port-finished single malt whisky

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Following the successful launch of Talisker Storm in March, the famous single malt scotch whisky from the Isle of Skye is now acquiring another new family member, this time enriched by double maturation in port cask wood. It has been named Talisker Port Ruighe, after the principal town and port on the Isle of Skye, …

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Diageo is set to release Talisker Storm.

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Talisker, the famous Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Isle of Skye, is to have a new family member. Talisker Storm is an exuberant new expression of Talisker, calculated to delight and intrigue the many adorers of this celebrated island whisky: more intense and smoky, with enhanced and vibrant maritime notes, smoothly balanced with Talisker’s …

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Glenmorangie announce ‘Ealanta’ – the latest release in their Private Edition range

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Glenmorangie announces Ealanta, its fourth annual “Private Edition” release. A 19 year old single malt exclusively matured in virgin American Oak casks. Given the nature of this maturation, it’s hardly surprising that the whisky is said to display notes of butterscotch, vanilla, toffee and indeed a characteristic note of menthol, often found when fresh oak …

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Time Travelling Malt Whisky!

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The guys from Tasmania Distillery have send me this gem! “Forget aged whisky – the whisky geniuses at Sullivans Cove bring you the world’s first “premature” whisky! Nevermind your 21yr olds or 30 yr olds, or even the 50yr olds, it appears that we are now doing a single malt that is MINUS 14 days …

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5 Most Coveted Single Malt Whiskies

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Here they are – the five most coveted malt whisky releases in the world.

Some cost more than a house!

Dalmore 62 (1943)

Only 12 bottles of Dalmore 62 were produced in 1943 (from four single malts dating from 1868, 1876, 1926 and 1939) by the Dalmore Distillery in Inverness, Scotland. Legend has it that an anonymous buyer and five of his friends were the only people to have tasted this expensive vintage, after the former purchased for it for £32,000 at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey. The final bottle – named Drew Sinclair – was sold in Singapore for S$250,000 in 2011.

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The current record holder for the world’s most expensive whisky, the Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique went under the hammer for US$460,000 at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City in November 2010. Lalique’s one-of-a kind crystal decanter, created using the ‘cire perdue’ (lost wax) techinque, houses the oldest and rarest single-malt whisky to be released by the 187-year-old distillery.

Chief Post Office might become distillery

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dn postoffice 1930sA whisky distillery could be operating in Dunedin by the end of next year.

The New Zealand Malt Whisky Company is considering two historic sites as potential locations for the distillery.

The 450 barrels of whisky, assets of the Malt Whisky Company, were acquired in October 2010 by an international syndicate of nine investors, led by Tasmanian businessman Greg Ramsay, which had since sold about 15% of stocks and still has about 380 barrels.

Mr Ramsay first mooted the idea of a Dunedin distillery more than a year ago and was in Dunedin recently to look at the former chief post office (CPO) in the Exchange.

He said the railway station was under consideration, but space there for commercial operations was limited, while the basement and cellars of the former CPO were better suited.

Talisker 35yo part of special release range

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Talisker-35YOEvery year Diageo announces a series of Special Release whiskies from famous and closed distilleries, and included in 2012′s range is a Talisker 35 year-old.

The 2012 range includes whiskies from Auchroisk, Brora, Caol Ila, Dalwhinnie, Port Ellen, Talisker and two from the Lagavulin distillery on Islay.

These hand crafted whiskies are almost always bottled at natural cask strength and Diageo says, “they show the purest evidence of each distillery’s craft”.

Arguably the pick of this year’s Special Releases is the Talisker 35 Year Old – the oldest whisky to be release by the Isle of Skye distillery.

Here’s a look through this year’s Diageo Special Releases:

Local whisky bound for overseas

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Casey1Casey Overeem is extremely excited about the first international shipment of Overeem Whisky, distilled in Blackmans Bay, which has found an overseas market in the Netherlands.

They’ve only been on the Tasmanian market for six months, but already Blackmans Bay distiller Casey Overeem has found an overseas market for his single malt whiskies.

Casey, who runs the Old Hobart Distillery at his property in Blackmans Bay, launched the company’s Port cask matured and Sherry cask matured whiskies in December last year.

Soon, a shipment of Overeem Whisky will be bound for the Netherlands.

“This export is made more personal because it’s headed to Amersfoort, Holland, which is a town just a few minutes from the village where my father grew up and where I still have many relatives,” Casey said.

Tasting Night – Singleton of Glen Ord

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Diageo Reserve has another spectacular single malt up it sleeve and it’s almost time to release it to the Australian public.

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Tim Duckett & I were both extremely fortunate that TWAS was given a chance to sample it before it hit the shops – a rare privilege!

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