Wednesday, 8 October 2014

KingsBarns Distillery New Stills Arrive

2nd October 2014

New Stills Arrive at Kingsbarns Lowland Distillery
The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre, located in the East Neuk of Fife reached another milestone in its development as a new lowland distillery when  the copper pot whisky stills arrived, having been hand-made by Forsyths of Rothes.

The Wash Still, weighing three and a half tonnes and a capacity of 7,500 litres and the Spirit Still, weighing three tonnes and with a smaller capacity of 4,500 litres will both play an integral part in determining the light character of spirit produced at Kingsbarns Distillery.

Kingsbarns Distillery Founder and Visitor Centre Manager Douglas Clement commented;
“Our distillery and visitor centre has been a long time in the making, six years infact.  It’s only been in the past two years, thanks to a Scottish Government grant and the backing of the Wemyss Family, one of Scotland’s oldest and most established family businesses, that has turned this dream into a reality.

“Construction commenced Spring 2013 and today is hugely important in the development, with the final pieces of our distillery jigsaw, the copper pot stills, finally positioned in their new home”.

Distillery Manager, Peter Holroyd added;
“Now that we have reached the important date of our copper pot stills arrival, we are well on our way to the final goal of producing Kingsbarns unique, light, Lowland spirit”.

Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre will open its doors to the public 1 December 2014.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Whisky Tasting Evening Friday 7th November 2014

Our autumn whisky tasting this year is a range of
KILCHOMAN Single Malt Whiskies.

Venue; The Meeting Room at:
Stamford Bridge Cricket Club 
Low Catton Rd,
Stamford Bridge,
York,
East Riding of Yorkshire YO41 1DZ
Starts at 7.30pm for 8.00pm Friday 7th of November 2014
Entry is by ticket - No on the door sales.
However you can book your place by phone

Please ring Andrew on 01759 371356

From York or the A64 take the A166 (Bridlington Road) to Stamford Bridge.
After the bridge take the second right up church road and past the church.
After the old station club house turn right onto Low Catton Road.
Follow the road around the edge of the cricket pitch to the club house.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Paul John Distillery Page on Whiskymerchants


John Distilleries was established in 1992 by Mr Paul P. John, a first generation entrepreneur. Since then  the Company has established itself as one of India's leading spirits companies with a strong portfolio of brands, leadership in key southern states and a market presence in 14 states/Union Territories across the country. The company's flagship brand, Original Choice sells more than 10 million cases annually and has established itself as the leading brand in the economy segment of the Indian Whisky  market.

Paul John Indian Single Malt whiskies are traditionally made the finest Indian malted barley, doubled distilled in traditional copper pot stills, aged in fresh bourbon casks from Kentucky.

For full details about Paul John Indian Whisky Click Here

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Taiwan King Car Distillery, Kavalan Taiwanese Malt Whisky

Just added a new page to my www.whiskymerchants.co.uk website, it includes distillery history and origins, visitor center contact details and tasting notes for their Kavalan Malt whisky.



For full details Click Here 


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Collectors Whiskey Brora 1978 Rare old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Brora 1978 Rare old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46%
Appearance ; Pale Gold

On the Nose (Neat); Initially sweet butterscotch with lemon and lime aromas. A subtle peat smoke edge develops and lingers with a hint of coffee.

Palate (Neat): white pepper, ripe banana, coconut and plum flavours which are complemented by a lingering tobacco edge.
On The Nose with water added: Cured bacon notes with hints of honey and toasted malt. Complimented by rhubarb, blueberry and lemon aromas.

Palate with water added: Charred wood with ripe banana, peach and orange flavours. A lingering hint of mint develops.

Body: Medium.

Finish: Medium in length, smooth with a touch of smoke.

Cask type: 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead.

Tasting Style Good old rare Highland Dram.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Bribery Time For A Facebook Like

Chance to win a Benromach 10 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky in exchange for a Facebook Like 
Tasting Notes
Colour: Golden.
Neat:
Nose: Rich Sherry influence with fruit & nut chocolate and delicate spice - cinnamon. Fresh green apples, with a malty, digestive biscuit note and light peat smoke in the background.
Palate: Delicious forest fruits – raspberries and brambles, Sherry, malt creaminess with a stronger peat influence.
With water added:
Nose: Charred oak influence and malt. Slightly nutty with exotic fruits - pineapple and kiwi.
Palate: Mouth coating with toasted malt. Lingering sweet Sherry and delicate peat smoke.

Body: Balanced.

Finish: Long and lingering finish with subtle Sherry and peat.

Cask types: 80% Bourbon barrels, 20% Sherry hogsheads. Final year in first fill Oloroso casks.

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