TEELING WHISKEY LAUNCHES COMMEMORATIVE SINGLE MALT

 

b86fbe3a-19a5-4576-a23d-84b7e2c8f811The Teeling Whiskey Company has today officially announced the launch of a special commemorative bottling to mark the opening of its new distillery in Dublin.

Teeling Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt (46% ABV) was distilled in 1999 and matured exclusively in ex-rum casks.

This new release also marks the upgrading of the Teeling Vintage Reserve Collection which consists of limited small batch releases of very old and rare Irish Single Malt whiskeys. Containing some of the oldest Single Malt Irish whiskey ever bottled.

The updated Vintage Reserve Collection will comprise three different bottlings ranging in age and price points. The first release being the Revival which will be followed by a 24 Year Old and a 33 Year Old bottling of Irish single malt whiskey.

Commenting on the launch, Jack Teeling, Founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company, said: “The opening of our new distillery was a major milestone in the history of Teeling Whiskey. It took three years of planning, hard work and significant capital investment, but now Teeling Whiskey is finally home. To mark this occasion, we have selected a very special whiskey to celebrate the Revival of distilling in Dublin. This will be limited to only 10,000 bottles and sold both through our distillery as well as our domestic and international distributors.”

Limited to just 10,000 bottles, Teeling Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £85.00.

Tomatin distillery release Batch 1 of new 36 year old whisky.

tomatin36yearoldTomatin have announced the launch of a new Tomatin 36 year old small batch release to their whisky range.

Batch 1 of Tomatin 36 year old was matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks and is a limited release of 800 bottles which will be available in markets worldwide.

Tomatin describe the whisky as smooth and creamy, it has been bottled at natural cask strength 46%abv and you will be pleased to hear it is non chill filtered and natural colour. Packaged in an attractive wooden box, each bottle is individually numbered and comes with its own certificate.

Uniquely Tomatin are in the position where they are able to offer a Tomatin 36 year old of this on an ongoing basis, hence this is batch 1. Following the withdrawal of their 30 year old expression, they expect this new 36 year old to be a welcome addition for stockists, and indeed drinkers, of Tomatin single malt.

The 36 Year Old expression will be available at an RRP of £499.99. You will find the complete range of Tomatin whisky including the new 36 year old whisky available from specialist whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange

Burn Stewart Distillers release rare 42 year old Ledaig single malt

42 years (6)Burn Stewart Distillers has this week announced the release of a rare and limited edition Ledaig 42 Year Old bottling.

Ledaig Dùsgadh, which takes its name from the Scots Gaelic for ‘awakening’ is the rarest and oldest Ledaig expression ever to be released from the Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull.

It’s said that throughout its four decade history, the Scottish landscapes and climates to which Ledaig Dùsgadh has been exposed, have strengthened the malt’s distinctly rich and smoky flavour.

As per all of the malts in the Burn Stewart portfolio, Ledaig Dùsgadh is un-chilfiltered, ensuring that more of the whisky’s natural aroma, flavour and texture remain in the bottle, deepening the taste.

The packaging which houses Ledaig Dùsgadh has been inspired by the copper from the retired stills, which released the first spirit in 1972 and has finally reached the end of its distilling life. The aged copper has been used as part of the packaging to celebrate this milestone and honour its rich heritage.

In addition and as an appreciation to their customer’s commitment to Ledaig, each box of Ledaig Dùsgadh contains a handcrafted copper card, which entitles the buyer to inherit a bottle of Ledaig 10 Year Old from the last distillate from the now retired stills, which will be available in 2025.

Commenting on the new release, Ian MacMillan, Master Distiller at Burn Stewart, said: “I’ve been distilling for almost 40 years and the smoky aroma retained in Ledaig 42 Year Old is the highest I have ever come across in a 40 Year Old island whisky. It’s the intricate and unusual process that has allowed this liquid to keep its strong, peaty characteristic. Under close supervision and moving homes, this liquid has been allowed to develop into a truly unique malt.

“The precious copper that released the first spirit in 1972 has reached the end of its distilling life and has produced exceptional vintage malt, which I am looking forward to sharing with an exclusive group of whisky lovers across the globe.”

Ledaig Dùsgadh 42 year Old, is limited to just 500 bottles and will be available globally from specialist retailers for a RRP of £3,500.

Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 Year Old

Amrut Greedy AngelsAmrut Indian Single Malt launches the limited edition Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 Year Old.

Amrut Distilleries, India, known for their popular range of Single Malt whiskies which include Amrut Fusion and Amrut Peated have launched Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 years old which is a limited edition of only 320 bottles worldwide.

This whisky is the first 10 year old single malts to be produced by the company and will be priced around 500 Euros. The very limited edition whisky marks the Bangalore boutique distillery’s first 10 years in the international markets where it has built up quite a following amongst whisky connoisseurs.

The distillery first launched their single malts outside India in 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland and today Amruts single malts can be found on the shelves of whisky shops across 40 countries. The brand peaked in the limelight in 2010 when whisky writer, Jim Murray rated the Amrut Fusion with 97/100 points voting it the “3rd finest whisky in the world”.

Their latest and most expensive whisky so far, the Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 year old is the first 10 year old single malt to ever come out of India and is also India’s most expensive whisky so far. Given the high temperatures and humidity in India the loss of whisky during maturation is close to 10-12% in comparison to Scotland’s 1-2%. This makes ageing of these malts a very tricky affair and the quantity left for bottling quite meagre compared to what was started off with.

A total of 320 bottles of these exquisite bottles are available with 284 bottles sailing to Europe & 36 to the United States of America. The specially designed package consists of a 700/750 ml crystal decanter bottled at 46% ABV and a 50 ml miniature decanter bottled at full cask strength of 71% ABV.

Almost all of the bottles have been pre-sold or reserved and most of the units will end up as collectibles on the shelves of whisky aficionados.

Ashok Chokalingam, GM – International Markets (Amrut) commented on the new whisky, saying: “The profile can be compared to some of the very old & rare Scottish single malts. You will spot a lot of tropical fruits, orangey citrus & a lingering finish”.

Whisky fans will have to wait for quite some time before the next batch is released”, Ashok adds: “We are not sure when the next release of this ten years old malt from the Amrut stable will emanate as keeping the balance profile of the whisky is questionable given the conditions under which it matures”.

Amruts range of Indian single malt whisky is available from whisky specialist shops such as The Whisky Exchange

Amrut Greedy Angels 10 Year Old 46% Tasting Notes

Producer’s Tasting Notes:

Colour: Light orange marmalade.

Nose: Very relaxed on the nose , the usual Amrut traits are there, liquorice, spices, Millionaires shortbread but well laid back.

Taste: It is silky smooth across the palate but incredibly spicy, wow really spicy! It really hits you at the back of the mouth.

Finish: The finish is long and again spicy, it just goes on and on and on.

It tastes like an old, well aged malt to start with ends up like young spicy beast , brilliant.

Amrut Greedy Angels 10 Year Old 71% Tasting Notes

Amrut Greedy AngelsProducer’s Tasting Notes:

Whereas the 46% is so laid back it’s horizontal, this is a smack across the nose with a large malt shovel ! Everything is more intense , it’s all in there as stated in the 46% just more condensed ! Highly drinkable at the high ABV and thoroughly enjoyable , It’s great to see an ‘aged’ Amrut just a shame about the maturation losses .

BenRiach announces launch of new 10yo single malt

BenRiach+10+Years+Old+2The award-winning BenRiach Distillery has today announced the launch of a new 10 Year Old single malt expression, as part of their core range.

BenRiach 10 Year Old (43% ABV) is a momentous high point for the Elgin based distillery, as the whisky is the first core range expression to be produced predominantly from spirit distilled under The BenRiach Distillery Company’s eleven-year ownership.

The cask formula of the new BenRiach 10 Year Old, focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, which is said to help deliver a classic Speyside style and a single malt that is fresh, fruit-laden and captures warm oak spices, green apple, dried apricots, peach and banana with subtle touches of aniseed, lemon zest and barley.

Commenting on the new release, Alistair Walker, Sales Director at The BenRiach Distillery Co, said: “Last year we released our tenth anniversary BenRiach bottling with four casks from the first week of distillation, but that was a strictly limited one-off expression. Today’s release is something different and is even more important for us going forward. The BenRiach 10 Years Old is a key new launch for us as it marks a significant milestone – it is the first core range expression to be created predominantly from whiskies distilled at BenRiach since we took over in 2004. We have, effectively, been working towards this single moment since we acquired BenRiach Distillery and the 10 Years Old expression will become the cornerstone of our range.”

The BenRiach Distillery Co, is now trading in over forty countries worldwide with other emerging markets entering the negotiation stage. Over the last ten years BenRiach has won numerous awards; only last month Whisky Magazine announced it was the 2015 Global Whisky Distiller of the Year.

BenRiach 10 Year old will be available globally later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £33.99