Kilchoman Loch Gorm 5th Edition Is Finally Here!

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 5th Edition Is Finally Here!

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 46% ABV SHERRY CASK MATURED This year’s Kilchoman‘s Loch Gorm Single Malt Whisky is finally available in the US. Only a limited quantity of the exclusive bottling will be available and, if past releases are anything to go by, it will sell quickly. Loch Gorm, located to the north of the distillery is very peaty in colour, similar to the dark rich colour of our sherry cask matured single malts. This, the 5th installment of the Loch Gorm range has been matured for over six years in Oloroso sherry butts. Named after a famously peaty loch, from which Kilchoman draws water for the production of this and other releases, Loch Gorm is bottled at 46% ABV and is available in the US exclusively through ImpEx Beverages Inc, with a recommended retail price of $99.99. “Loch Gorm’s rich, spicy character sets it apart in the Kilchoman range” Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder & MD Worthy of note, the Robb Report magazine just included Loch Gorm in a list with the most heavily peated Scotches in the world. See post here. Tasting Notes Nose: Spicy and sweet with peat smoke and dark chocolate well integrated. Palate: Soft fruits, well rounded and full of character. Finish: Lingering, sweet and well balanced. Notes: Kilchoman Distillery is a small family run farm distillery based on the rugged west coast of Islay. The distillery was established by Anthony Wills in 2005, the idea was to build a new distillery which took whisky production back to its roots. Anthony and wife Kathy have now been joined by their three sons: George, James and Peter. Kilchoman produces its 100%...
ImpEx Brands Win 6 Top Honors at WoW 2015

ImpEx Brands Win 6 Top Honors at WoW 2015

Whiskies of the World announced the winners of the 2015 Whiskies of the World Awards. The awards, which launched last fall, are part of the Whiskies of the World organization that includes tasting events in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, San Francisco and San Jose. Whiskies of the World is an event of The IWSC Group, a London-based company and owner of prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition.Whiskies from around the globe were judged on a 100-point basis with a concentration on appearance, aromatics, flavor, mouthfeel and finish. Blind judging was performed by a panel of fourteen Texas tastemakers who are all influential figures in the state’s beverage industry.“Being recognized as a Whiskies of the World Awards winner is an extremely prestigious accolade and one that many in the beverage and spirits industry strive to obtain each year,” explains Douglas Smith, Whiskies of the World Event Director. “We truly experience the best of the best in whisky production and are proud of the caliber of participants and judges.”ImpEx Beverages scored an impressive 6 top honors at this year’s awards. We’re proud to announce our roster of winners: The 2015 Best in Class: Malt Heavy Smoke: Kilchoman Machir Bay – Kilchoman Distillery Malt Cask Finished: Arran 12 years old – Isle of Arran Distillery The 2015 Gold Medal Recipients: Malt Heavy Smoke: Kilchoman Machir Bay – Kilchoman Distillery Malt Cask Finished: Arran 12 Years Old – Isle Of Arran Distillery Malt Sherry Cask: Tamdhu 10 Years Old – Ian Macleod Distillers The 2015 Silver Medal and Silver Outstanding Recipients: Malt Cask Finished: (Outstanding) Arran 14 Years Old – Isle Of Arran Distillery                    ...
Exclusive Malts Irish 13 year old 2002 – 96 points by Whisky Advocate

Exclusive Malts Irish 13 year old 2002 – 96 points by Whisky Advocate

The Exclusive Malts 13 year old 2002 (cask #20021), 52.2%, $ 135 This 13 year old malt from central Ireland is an uncommon foray into the Irish whiskey space for the Exclusive Malts Collection. Pure malt is the focus of the nose which supports that malt with tart green apple. On the palate this whiskey is a stunning mix of lush, sweet honey, salt, malt, green apple, and ginger spice. The balance and integration are nothing short of perfect. A long malty finish caps off one of the best Irish whiskeys I’ve had. (U.S. only)—Geoffrey Kleinman Advanced Whisky Advocate magazine rating: 96 Exclusive Malts Irish 13 year old 2002 – 96 points by Whisky...
Great Events Are Coming Up! Are you in?

Great Events Are Coming Up! Are you in?

We are so excited, so many events are on the way in upcoming months. We hope to see you there !!!!   Please find more info at the links or phone numbers provided.   Cheers, everybody!   August 29th – The Binny’s Downers Grove https://www.binnys.com/location/Downers_Grove   Sept. 5th and 6th – Whisky Live Pleasanton Games SF 2015 http://www.thescottishgames.com/whisky.php Sept 16-Ranch Acres 3324 E. 31st St Tulsa OK 7435 918-747-1171 Sept. 17-Whiskies of the World- WOW- Austin TX Four Seasons Hotel 98San Jacinto Blvd. Austin TX 78701 http://www.whiskiesoftheworld.com/Austin Sept. 19– Whiskies of the World- WOW houston, TX The West Chase Marriott 2900 Briar Park DR Houston, TX 77042 http://www.whiskiesoftheworld.com/houston Sept. 21st – Martin Scott Wines Portfolio Tasting Time: All Day Event Location: New York Summary: Martin Scott Wines will hold its annual portfolio tasting on Monday, September 21st. http://www.thewinebowgroup.com/events.php Sept. 23– Cellar Rat Wine Merchants 1701 Baltimore Ave. Kansas ity, MO 64104 816-221-9463 Sept 23rd – Julio’s (more info coming soon) Sept 24-Smooth Endings 3606 Beck Rd St. joseph, MO64506 816-749-4946 Sept. 30 Vinacopia  Trade Show Ramada @ the Avenue of the America Minneapolis, MN 55423 call for info 612-455-4005 Oct. 1- the Market 196 E 6th st Suite101 Sioux Falls, SD57104 605-275-9463 Oct 2 JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars 4810 S. Western Ave Sioux Falls, SD57108 605-357-9597 In-store tasting event Oct. 13 South Lyndale Liquors 5300 Lyndale Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55419 612-827-5811 Oct. 14 Haskell’s Maple Grove 15304 Grove Circle N Maple Grove, MN 15304 763-400-7888 Oct. 15-Ae Liquors Louis Dachis acespirits.com 4 Shady Oak Rd #16 Hopkins, MN 55343 800-578-3199 Oct. 16 Vine and Table – Carmel 7th Annual Indys Whisky & Fine Spirits Expo 8580 Allison...