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J.J. Corry launches the first Tequila/Mezcal influenced Irish Whiskey

J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey has announced the launch of a new Mezcal and Tequila cask matured expression. The Battalion is a 60% 9 Year old Grain and 40% 13 Year old Malt Blend bottled at 41%. J.J. Corry The Battalion is the world’s first Irish whiskey made using tequila and mezcal casks to influence its flavour. This Irish whiskey with Mexican flavours is named in honour of the Battalion San Patricos, (Saint Patrick’s Battalion) a group of Irish men who fought for Mexico in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. The Battalion was comprised mainly of Irish Immigrants, many from… Read More

Rebel Yell introduces new bourbon and new packaging

Lux Row Distillers is launching a new Rebel Yell variant this year: Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon 100 proof. This whiskey – crafted according to the original time-honored recipe with a smooth ‘wheated’ mash bill – features honey, vanilla and caramel notes followed by oaky tones and a deep, warm finish. This whiskey will also have the new brand packaging enhancements and has an recommended retail price of $19.99. John Rempe, head distiller at Lux Row Distillers, explains: “Our traditional 80 proof Rebel Yell is an approachable bourbon, softer on the palate than the new 100 proof Rebel Yell,… Read More

Tamdhu announces second Dalbeallie Dram

After the popularity of the first Dalbeallie Dram last year, Tamdhu announced the launch of the limited edition Dalbeallie Dram No.2. It’s their second Collectors Journey bottling in honour of the Dalbeallie Station and the Victorian railway that played such a vital role in bringing the finest sherry casks from Spain to Tamdhu Distillery. Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram No.2 is exclusively matured in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, boasts a natural colour and is bottled un-chillfiltered at cask strength (61.1% abv). It is only for sale directly from Tamdhu and only 1,000 individually numbered bottles will be made… Read More

Whisky review: Booker’s 2018-04 Kitchen Table

May is Whisky Review Month at WhiskySuggest.com. During this month, we’ll share 10 of the most entertaining, informative, unique or spot-on whisk(e)y reviews with the rest of the world. Every three days, a whisky review of one of the 50,000+ Whisky Suggest App users is selected as Featured Whisky Review. Today we’re sharing bdawson57‘s extensive tasting notes of Booker’s 2018-04 Kitchen Table. I am a BIG fan of Booker’s bourbon and waited to open this bottle until another was secured.  My delay was rewarded with a wonderful treat … This bourbon ticks all the boxes: a favorable look in… Read More

Douglas Laing unveals Big Peat The RAF Edition

Douglas Laing announced Big Peat The RAF Edition in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Founded in 1919, this year the Fund celebrates 100 years of providing financial, practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the RAF and their families. This release shows Big Peat in the original RAF attire, wearing his leather flying helmet, shearling jacket with commemorative pin badge, and a flowing white silk scarf. A Sopwith Camel carries a banner denoting 1919-2019, the commemorative years of the charity. The Big Peat RAF Edition is individually numbered, bottled at 46% alcohol strength and offered… Read More

Finlaggan introduces Rioja matured single malt

Vintage Malt Company has announced the launch of a new addition to the Finlaggan family of Islay single malt Scotch whiskies. Many years ago, Rioja Red Wine hogsheads were filled with Finlaggan spirit. Coming from the Rioja region within the Basque country of Spain, these Hogsheads have given the heavily peated Finlaggan signature an extra layer of rich mouth coating red berried fruits. According to the distillery, the result is a mouthwatering sweet and smoky dram to savour. The extraction from the oak casks has given this whisky a natural coppery rose gold colour. The first batch is limited to… Read More

Kingsbarns releases distillery-exclusive Single Cask

Following Kingsbarns Single Cask No 360, which sold out within a few days, the Lowlands distillery has announced the release of a second single cask whisky. Kingsbarns Single Cask No 358 will be sold exclusively in the Kingsbarns distillery shop in Fife. Kingsbarns Single Cask No 358 spent well over three years in an American Oak Bourbon Barrel, before being bottled at 60.8% abv, without chill filtration or additional colouring. Only 257 bottles of the Lowlands single malt whisky are available. Distillery tasting notes Nose: Caramel, soft toffee, well rounded balance of fruit and vanilla. Pistachio ice… Read More

Benromach Cask Strength vintages to replace 100° proof

Family owned Benromach Distillery has announced a new addition to its Classic Range: Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1. Bottled at cask strength (57.9% ABV), Benromach Cask Strength will replace Benromach 100° Proof in the Classic Range. The batch was laid down in 2008 in First-Fill Sherry and Bourbon casks, before being bottled in 2019 at natural colour and without chill filtration. Just 5,500 bottles will be available to purchase in most countries around the world (except for the US and China) from 24th April 2019, with a recommended retail price (RRP) of €69.95 (£59.95). According to… Read More

First casks filled at Lagg Distillery

A few years ago, Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd announced that they would build a second distillery on the Isle of Arran. Work on the new Lagg Distillery commenced in February 2017 and the distillery has now distilled its first spirit. Cask Number 1, a Sherry Butt reserved exclusively for members of the Lagg Cask Society, was filled on Wednesday the 10th of April. James MacTaggart, Master Distiller at Lagg Distillery, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be taking the very first steps in producing what will eventually be a magnificent Lagg Single Malt Scoth Whisky and something truly unique to… Read More

Walsh Whiskey releases 2nd cask finished Writers’ Tears Copper Pot

Walsh Whiskey has released a limited edition of its Writers’ Tears Copper Pot whiskey. Following the Deau XO Cognac cask finished Copper Pot, this blend of Single Pot Still and Single Malt whiskeys was finished in 5 Marsala wine hogshead casks from the Florio winery in Sicily. A hogshead cask is approximately 20% larger than the standard whiskey cask size. With evaporation accounting for the Angel’s Share, just 2,430 bottles of Writers’ Tears Marsala Cask Finish were yielded after 12 months finishing in the hogshead casks. This is not only the second cask finished version of Copper Pot, but… Read More