2016 International Whisky Competition Official Results

2016 International Whisky Competition Official Results

We’re so happy to share with you the results from the 2016 IWC for ImpEx Brands. The big news is that Machir Bay secured the 2nd Place for Best Single Malt Whisky, ahead of so many other Scotch whiskies. This is a magnificent expression, so well made, scoring very high in blind tasting. Full results, awards and winners, please visit Web:www.whiskycompetition.com/2016-results/ Print: www.whiskycompetition.com/s/2016-IWC-Official-Results.pdf The wins are as follow: – Kilchoman Machir Bay:  2nd Place Best Single Malt Whisky  / 1st Place Best Peated Whisky / 2nd Place Best Single Malt Scotch NAS / 1st Place Best Single Malt (Islay)    (94.5)           Whiskies tasted that didn’t win a medal, yet received a good score and will be listed in the 2017 International Whisky Guide: – Kilchoman 2008 Vintage (91.7) – Kilchoman Sanaig ** The Sanaig wasn’t part of the package delivered and not received. The Exclusive Blend 1991 got Bronze in Best Blended Scotch (over 18 Years Old) We are so excited! And hope so are you! Cheers!  ...
Tamdhu & Isle of Skye celebrate multiple awards win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016

Tamdhu & Isle of Skye celebrate multiple awards win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016

        Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is toasting a double award win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the industry’s most prestigious spirits competitions. Tamdhu Batch Strength, the most recent expression released by Tamdhu Distillery, scooped a Double Gold Medal, whilst the classic 10 Year Old was awarded a Gold Medal. This follows Tamdhu’s recent accolade, when Tamdhu Batch Strength was announced as Speyside Single Malt of the Year at the Whisky Advocate Awards earlier this year. The revered competition, which is in its 16th year, took place over three days between 17 and 20 March in downtown San Francisco. The competition saw over 1700 spirits from all over the world being blind tasted by a panel of experts with the finest palates in the industry. Commenting on the awards, Neil Boyd, Commercial Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Winning such fantastic awards for both Tamdhu 10 Year Old and Batch Strength greatly reinforces the quality of our sherry cask matured whisky. “We always strive to ensure that every drop of Tamdhu is as magnificent as our founders intended and this most recent win once again shows that we are honoring their efforts.” Tamdhu is owned by one of Scotland’s leading, independent family-owned distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers. Tamdhu was born on the banks of the River Spey in 1897. Its quality is defined by the hint of peat in its malted barley, the natural Speyside water that is drawn directly from the Tamdhu spring and the exclusive use of the finest sherry oak casks. Tamdhu is imported by ImpEx Beverages Inc, please...

Gold & Double Gold Medals by The Fifty Best 2016!!!

We are extremely excited about The Fifty Best 2016 results: – Isle of Skye Aged 8 yrs. Blended Scotch Whisky was awarded a Double Gold medal. – Tamdhu Batch Strength Batch  was also awarded a Double Gold medal. – Arran Machrie Moor received a Gold Medal. – Kilchoman Machir Bay and Kilchoman 100% Islay Release were awarded Gold medals. The complete results are published on TheFiftyBest.com and can be seen here: www.thefiftybest.com/spirits/best_no_age_statement_scotch/ Please feel free to share the good news with everyone! Cheers!...

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...