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Woodford Reserve releases Double Oaked


Kentucky whiskey brand, Woodford Reserve has announced its latest expression in Australia, the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, which was released by owner Brown-Forman last week. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, which originally launched in the US in 2012, has an ABV of 43.2 per cent for the Australian market and retails for $75. It is available …

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Diageo has unveiled a new limited edition Johnnie Walker Select Casks series that will launch in September starting with Rye Cask Finish. Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask Finish is the first in a series of annual limited edition launches The inaugural expression will form part of a collection of limited edition blends that will …

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Beam Suntory releases Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky

Beam Suntory is challenging bartenders to “give cocktails a new interpretation” with its new Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky. The new super-premium whisky from Canada’s Alberta Distillers, owned by Beam Suntory, features a blend of 91% rye whisky, 8% Bourbon and 1% Sherry, and is aged in both new charred American white oak and once-used American …

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Pernod Ricard announce the US launch of its Yellow Spot single pot still Irish Whiskey

Pernod Ricard has announced the official US release of its award-winning Yellow Spot 12 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey. Since its launch in 2012, Yellow Spot has been exclusively available in the UK and other select European countries. It will now join two of Pernod Ricard’s other renowned single pot still whiskies, Redbreast …

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Balblair Single Malt Whisky To Kick Off 2015 With Four New Vintage Whiskies

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery, Balblair, is announcing the release of four new vintage expressions in the U.S. market this month. The newly released whiskies include the Balblair 2003, 1999, 1990 and 1983 vintages, which were each distilled on the idyllic coast of the Dornoch Firth. This is the first time that Balblair, which …

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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 …

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Diageo Reveals New Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Whisky Series


The first series of three whiskies – the company has hinted that more collections will follow – starts with The Trade Routes Series and the December release of Johnnie Walker The Spice Road, created by master blender Jim Beveridge to evoke the aromas of Asia. Priced at US$43 for a one-litre bottle, Spice Road will …

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5 Most Coveted Single Malt Whiskies



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.

macallan-64-year-oldMacallan 64 Year Old

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.