Since 1897 Tomatin have been combining soft mountain water with tender local barley, introducing it to tall copper stills and - following years of maturation in oak casks - collecting the mellow, fruity spirit. Approaching alchemy, the process reveals nature’s extraordinary elements in all their glory. Indeed - Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water - elements central to civilisation’s most ancient philosophies, enjoy incredible synergies. Combined, they produce outcomes far greater than their sum.
This symbiosis - the ‘Five Virtues’ - is a concept synonymous with the age-old processes and materials employed by our distillery men. Water feeds wood; wood sustains fire; fire gives life to earth; earth yields metal; metal gathers water; and the cycle continues…
To celebrate the Five Virtues, leading artist, Eva Ullrich, has explored these interactions and their role in whisky production. The result is five striking artworks…and five unique expressions.
Driven by occupational curiosity, a love of sensory experimentation, and a pronounced penchant for unique aromas, Black Forest Distillers have set out on their search for species rara – the singular ingredient that goes into their annual Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut – for six years running.In 2016, their passion for the unique led the Monkey’s minders [...]
More whiskies you say? How about 6 more releases from The Hunter Laing Whisky Bottlers.Ben Nevis / 15 Year Old / Old Malt Cask.Nose: Vanilla, crème caramel and red berries.Palate: Burnt toffee, prunes and dates.Finish: Early oak with a long dry aftertaste.Blair Athol / 19 Year Old / Old Malt Cask.Nose: Christmas pudding with custard [...]
Overall, the Kentucky Bourbon industry adds $8.5 billion each year into the state’s economy, up $3 billion since 2008 and $1 billion in the last two years alone, providing the state $825 million in tax revenue, according to the association’s biennial study, conducted in collaboration with the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute.The number of [...]
JIM MCEWAN, the Scotch whisky veteran who was instrumental in bringing the Bruichladdich malt back to life, has been tempted out of retirement to head production at the first ever distillery to be built by Hunter Laing & Co, the Glasgow-based bottler and blender.Mr McEwan, who was born in Bowmore and spent more than five [...]
Success for Contino at Wines from Spain Awards 2016C.V.N.E (“Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España) winery Contino reinforced its reputation as a leading premium Rioja producer and adds to its collection of awards following its phenomenal success at The Wines from Spain Awards 2016.At the awards ceremony last Wednesday 16th November, in the illustrious setting of the [...]
Welcome to our August and September wine offers, these wines are available to order from August 1st until September 30th.CHILECaliterra / 2014 Tributo Single Vineyard Chardonnay 6 x 75cl.Was £65.89 per case / Offer Price £51.80Caliterra / 2015 DSTNTO Malbec, Carignan, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Carmenere 6 x 75cl.Was £65.89 per case / Offer Price [...]
Double Single / Full, soft palate of flavours reminiscent of pear fruit, maltiness, vanilla and crème brûlée.The Peat Monster 10th Anniversary / Intense aromas of peet-reek, smoke, seaside character and burnt ropes, with a subtle apple-fruitiness in the background. The palate is full, round and tremendously complex. Water brings out a spiceladen, sweet vanilla character, as well.Hedonism [...]
Always from a specially selected single cask, the Hepburn's Choice is bottled at 45% alcohol, and naturally without artificial coloring or chill-filtration.Each bottle is chosen to showcase the specific characteristics of one of Scotland’s whisky producing regions or those of a distillery in particular.This range is named in honour of one of the directors of [...]
The Galerie des MoinesSince the first Grand Siècle cuvée was unveiled in 1959, a small number of bottles have been preciously preserved, neck down, in a secluded gallery in Laurent-Perrier's cellars known as the "Galerie des Moines" or "Monks Gallery". The Galerie today houses a part of the Laurent-Perrier heritage and perpetuates the memory of [...]