Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting – Friday, March 25th, 2016

      By Sonoma County Single Malt Society: We are excited to welcome back some old friends for our first tasting of 2016. James Wills, son of Kilchoman Distillery founder Anthony Wills, and Louisa Young, Senior Brand Ambassador for Arran Distillery. Some old favorites will be seen again as well as new expressions from these two wonderful distilleries. When: Friday, March 25th, 6:30pm Check-in with 7:00pm Start Where: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel Who: James Wills of Kilchoman Distillery and Louisa Young of Arran Distillery             Here is the list we are working on at this time. (Subject to change): – Arran 10 – Arran 12 – Arran Sauternes Finish – Arran Machrie Moor 46% – Kilchoman Machir Bay – Kilchoman Vintage 2008 – Kilchoman Sanaig – Kilchoman ImpEx Evolution Cask #1/2016 There is limited seating for this event. Reservations are required and you can reserve your seat or seats by emailing info@sonomasinglemalt.com and let us know how many seats you require. Once again, reservations are required! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Michael and Fred at info@sonomasinglemalt.com Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers!...

Tamdhu featured in Whisky Advocate Newsletter (WhiskyNotes)

We are really excited about Tamdhu being featured in Whisky Advocate Newsletter (WhiskyNotes). Enjoy! A Glimpse at Teeling Whiskey Company Washington, DC to Bring Some of the BestIf you’ve been on the fence about buying tickets to our inaugural WhiskyFest™ Washington, DC, it’s time to jump! You may ask, “Why?” Because there will be some of the best whiskies, brought together for you in one Grand Ballroom, and some of the best seminars (at no additional charge!) waiting for you to stop by, sit down, relax, and enjoy. Some of the notable whiskies to be poured include Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition which just launched and is the first expression from the distillery to be extra-matured in heavily toasted Portuguese red wine casks; WhistlePig 15 yr. old Straight Rye which will launch later this Spring, but WhiskyFest DC attendees will be among the very first to taste it; Elijah Craig 18 yr. old single barrel and 23 yr. old single barrel; Four Roses Limited Edition; West Cork Irish Whiskey original and 10 yr. old single malt will be debuting at their first ever WhiskyFest, along with Terlato Artisan Spirits and Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch – Scotland’s newest single malt distillery. Visit our web site for the full list of whiskies and other spirits to be poured. And seminars will be conducted by well-known whisky experts such as Denny Potter, Heaven Hill’s master distiller, Beam Suntory’s Simon Brooking, Highland Park’s Steph Ridgway who is teaming up with DC’s own Mick Nardelli, and Glenmorangie’s David Blackmore, to name just a few. You can see the full list of speakers and the seminars they’ll be conducting, on our...
Fabulous Scotch Whiskies For Burns Night: Exclusive Malts Featured on Forbes

Fabulous Scotch Whiskies For Burns Night: Exclusive Malts Featured on Forbes

Read the full article here Need to pick a dram for ‪BurnsNight‬? Forbes Magazine’s Nick on Wine recommends The Exclusive Malts Deanston 1997 for the celebratory’s night supper and we stand behind it! Deanston 1997, The Exclusive Malts Highland, $145 The initial sweet toffee creaminess soon gives way to a typical fiery Highland finish. Despite this, though, it’s a refined and feminine whisky that I can’t wait to try with smoked Scottish salmon. Read the full article...
Featured on Forbes: Arran 14yo & Exclusive Malts Allt-a-Bhainne 22

Featured on Forbes: Arran 14yo & Exclusive Malts Allt-a-Bhainne 22

“Best Expensive Scotch Whisky You’ve Never Heard Of With its creamy, aristocratic polish and haughty demeanor this is Speyside whisky at its show-offy best. Lighter and more elegant than many of its neighbors it’s easy to see why it’s so prized by Pernod-Ricard’s Chivas Brothers as a key ingredient in their Chivas Regal, and why it so rarely allowed out on its own.” Read...
Kilchoman to auction first ever 10 year old for Charity

Kilchoman to auction first ever 10 year old for Charity

Between the 7th and 14th of December Kilchoman, Islay’s farm distillery, will auction their first ever 10 year old whisky in aid of The Beatson Cancer Charity. Just one bottle from the first cask will be bottled and sold via an online auction with all the proceeds from the sale being donated to charity. Established in 2005, Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on the famous whisky-making Island of Islay in over 124 years. Kilchoman is the only distillery in Scotland to produce whisky from barley grown and malted on-site. The distillery has been releasing whisky since 2009 however it is yet to reach the landmark 10 years of age. The one-off bottle will be hand bottled by Kilchoman Founder, Anthony Wills directly from Cask No1, filled on the 14th of December 2005. Limited stocks mean that Kilchoman will not release more ten year old whisky for some years however the recent illness of Distillery Manager, John MacLellan and a desire to celebrate the milestone sparked distillery Founder Anthony Wills into planning the unique bottling. Anthony Wills Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director “While our neighbouring distilleries have been celebrating far longer periods in the industry we wanted to acknowledge 10 years of Kilchoman and also raise some money for a very worthy cause which has become close to the whole Kilchoman team”. John MacLellan, Kilchoman Distillery Manager “The work carried out by The Beatson Cancer Charity is exemplary in all aspects of research, treatment and after care”. The online auction will be hosted on the distillery’s website www.kilchomandistillery.com and is scheduled run from 12 noon on the...
Drinkhacker’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Best Alcohol/Spirits for Christmas

Drinkhacker’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Best Alcohol/Spirits for Christmas

Still looking for a perfect gift for the Holidays? Stop right here! Check out : Drinkhacker’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Best Alcohol/Spirits for Christmas    The Exclusive Malts Ben Nevis 17 years old is featured in Drinkhacker‘s‪ ‎Holiday‬ Gift Guide! Fun fact: this ‪‎malt‬ actually celebrated its 18th ‪birthday‬ between the time when the ImpEx Beverages, Inc. panel tasted it and when it was actually bottled. So, have no fear – it’s legal...
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Peat…”

“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Peat…”

Enjoy the Story : “Besides being the newest member of the storied family of Islay distillers, Kilchoman is offering a malty addition to the growing movement of farm to table producers. Much of their whisky is made from barley grown on their family owned farm. The water is, of course, local and the production is pure Islay.  These whiskies are smokey, peaty and delicious!  As we moved from bottle to bottle to experience the  breadth, depth and creativity expressed in each dram, we found ourselves making new friends and delving into discussions that would drive the uninitiated into either boredom or fits of mirth (ah..  this one has a citrus note that gives way to a hint of campfire s’mores before finishing in a burst of peat reek)….” Read More    ...