This whiskey is a limited edition higher strength version of the popular Black Barrel expression from Jameson. The Jameson Black Barrel Proof is bottled at 50% ABV (100 Proof in old money) and has been created to show extra depth and richness. The whiskey is a combination of triple distilled pot still and grain whiskeys, and these have been matured in three types of cask - American oak, ex-sherry and double-charred ex-bourbon barrels. It is also non chill-filtered. The Jameson Black Barrel Proof will only be available in selected retailers in Ireland, including at Dublin airport, and will cost €60 a bottle. However, the exact number of bottles in the limited release has not been revealed.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021
The Causeway Collection is an annual series of whiskeys from the Irish single malt distillery of Bushmills. This years selection, which is named after the Giant's Causeway that is located close to the distillery, features 12 whiskeys. The youngest is bottled at nine years of age (the 2011 Sauternes Cask Finish pictured, above left) and the oldest at 32 years old (the Port Cask, one of the oldest ever releases from Bushmills).
Friday, November 26, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
We have two more recent episodes of our Allotment Dram series for you. This series sees us talk about different whiskies in the surroundings of our north London allotment. First, Matt takes a look at the new Method and Madness Rye & Malt, the latest innovative whiskey from the Irish Distillers micro distillery. Find out more about the limited release and the micro distillery, before hearing his thoughts and tasting notes on the whiskey.
Then on his next visit he reviews the first release from Ailsa Bay. This peated Lowlander caused excitement at the time as it was almost the total opposite of what a classic Lowland Scotch whisky normally was. Watch to learn more and then discover Matt's tasting notes.
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Friday, November 19, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
We have two more episodes from our Allotment Dram whisky review series for you. Both whiskies have been recently released. Firstly, Matt is at the plot and takes a look at the Aber Falls 2021 Bottling, the first of an expected annual series from the Welsh single malt distillery. Watch to discover more about the distillery and the whisky, before finding out Matt's thoughts and tasting notes.
Then on his next visit Matt opens and samples a small bottle of the new Redbreast Pedro Ximenez Edition, the latest product from the popular Irish single pot still brand. Again learn more about the release as well as his tasting notes and thoughts.
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Monday, November 15, 2021
This new whisky is the fifth release of rye spirit produced at The Oxford Artisan Distilley (or TOAD for short) - the English distillery that has celebrated its fourth anniversary this year. The spirit was made using heritage varieties of grain that were harvested in Autumn 2017 from fields just seven miles from the distillery. The composition of the mash was 90% maslin (a blend of 70% rye and 20% wheat that were grown in the same field) and 10% malted barley.
The whisky has undergone a journey through three different cask types. It began in two American oak ex-bourbon barrels, which were then combined into one ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry butt. This was then finally split between two vintage Port barriques for its final maturation. The Red Red Rye follows the first four batches that have been released over the last year or so.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
These three new limited editions from the boutique Speyside distillery of Glenallachie will go into their Wood Finishes Series. The latest additions feature whiskies finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry, ex-Ruby Port and ex-Madeira wine casks. All have been created in small batches and are bottled at 48% ABV. They are also all non chill-filtered and of natural colour. Exact numbers of each bottling have not been revealed.