Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Boann distillery is a new venture that is located in the Boyne Valley, close to the town of Drogheda in Ireland, and about 45 minutes drive north of Dublin. Boann is the first distillery that we have visited that is still being built and yet to begin production. The distillery is housed in a former car showroom that was built in 2004 and is named after the legendary Celtic goddess Boann, who is said to have lived in the valley.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
This whisky is the first release of the new luxury Warehouse 6 Collection from Tomatin. The collection will feature a series of rare single casks from the maturing stock with the first being distilled in August 1971 and bottled in May 2016. The 44 years old has been matured in a single ex-Oloroso sherry hogshead cask, which has yielded just 252 bottles. The whisky is presented in a bespoke hand-blown crystal decanter made by Glencairn Crystal and sits in a varnished wooden plinth with gold metal trim alongside two crystal tumblers.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Whiskey Makers Series is a new range from Jameson, the biggest selling Irish whiskey brand in the world. The range will be available through domestic retail markets and forms part of a major restructuring for the brand. This sees the the core range get a design update with the Select Reserve being renamed Black Barrel with the Crested Ten being renamed Crested and getting a worldwide distribution.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Alpha release of three years ago. There are no tasting notes, no details of cask types or maturation (other than it is a unique combination never used for The Glenlivet before), no age statement and no indication of colour or style due to the striking black opaque bottle. The bottle and packaging give clues of flavour and aroma but little else.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Deconstructed Series is a new range from Jameson, the biggest selling Irish whiskey brand in the world. The range will be available exclusively in the travel retail market and is part of a major restructuring for the brand. This sees the the core range get a design revamp with the Select Reserve being renamed Black Barrel and the Crested Ten being renamed Crested and getting a worldwide distribution. Another new range - The Whiskey Makers Series - has also been created for domestic markets.