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TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY Into The Mix

TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY

April 23,2021

The Isle of Skye-based distillery has revealed its oldest Scotch whisky to date – Talisker 43-Year-Old Xpedition: The Atlantic Challenge.

Released as a limited edition (with only 1,830 bottles available), the single malt will be available globally from June.

The 43-year-old Talisker Scotch whisky was drawn from just 10 casks and has tasting notes that include ‘peppery sea salt smoky sweetness’.

The expression was designed to celebrate the brand’s founding year, when the MacAskill brothers rowed from the Isle of Eigg to the Isle of Skye and established the Talisker Distillery.

Ewan Gunn, senior global brand ambassador, said: “This whisky is a sublime single malt that captures the pinnacle of the key aromas of Talisker – spice, sweetness, waxy and creamy, with a sense of the sea spray the morning after the storm.

“The four decades of maturation have given a full flavour, yet a softness to this bold dram resulting in a rounded and elegant experience.”

TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY Into The Mix

ARDGOWAN DISTILLERY DEBUTS SHIPWRIGHT WHISKY

May 14,2021

Scottish producer Ardgowan Distillery has released Shipwright, a blend of single malts sourced from Speyside and Highland distilleries.

The second whisky in its Clydebuilt series, Shipwright has been matured in first-fill oloroso Sherry casks and offers scents of leather, marzipan, tobacco and sandalwood.

Distillery chief executive, Martin McAdam, said: “The feedback we’ve had from Coppersmith gives us great confidence in our ability to craft premium whisky with broad appeal. I think it is our best dram yet.”

The Ardgowan Distillery Clydebuilt series showcases the skills of master whisky maker, Max McFarlane: “It is a truly sumptuous dram, made to ignite your imagination of far off lands.

On the nose, warm aromas come in waves, bringing to mind the precious cargoes of the East, with scents of marzipan, leather, Ceylon tea, dried spices, tobacco and sandalwood.

This journey continues on the palate, as bright complexities of orange peel and rich dark notes of black cherries and treacle come to the fore.

Shipwright then settles gently, dry at first, then gliding into lingering spicy notes with hints of an old leather armchair. A wonderful elegant whisky to savour alone or share with friends.”

For more information, go to shop.ardgowandistillery.com

 

TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY Into The Mix

TIA MARIA RELEASES MATCHA CREAM LIQUEUR IN US

May 13,2021

International coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria has introduced an indulgent creamy liqueur with the distinctive flavours and natural caffeine of Japanese green Matcha tea extract

With an ABV of 17%, Tia Maria Matcha is made using Japanese green tea extract, which provides ‘caffeine and a floral twist’ to the liquid.

“Matcha is extremely popular in coffee shops and it is known around the world for its earthy notes and natural caffeine, so pairing it with our premium Tia Maria flavour was a complimentary fit,” said Ignacio Llaneza, vice president of brand and trade marketing at Disaronno International.

Tia Maria Matcha encourages consumers to slow down from busy schedules and “take your matcha time.” Reinforced with the hashtag #takeyourmatchatime. Tia Maria Matchaproposes a new ritual by mixing two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of matcha powder in a dish and rimming the glass of their Tia Maria Matcha serve.

“Tia Maria continues to strive to meet a younger consumer audience and we’re looking forward to introducing the concept of a mindful Matcha ritual through Tia Maria Matcha,” Llaneza continued.

The perfect Tia Maria Matcha serves include:

Tia Maria Matcha Ritual

Mix two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of matcha powder in a dish. Chill your glass for 10 minutes or wait until you have moisture on the glass. Dip the glass rim into the mix of matcha powder and sugar. Fill the glass with ice and add Tia Maria Matcha

Matcha-Tini

Ingredients:

Instructions

Create your perfect green matcha rim on half of a coupe or martini glass. Pour Tia Maria Matcha and vodka into a cocktail shaker. Top up the shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients together. Pour in the contents of the shaker using a strainer and sieve into the glass.

The new liqueur is available now through the US and will be available in the UK later this summer

For more information, go to tiamaria.com

TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY Into The Mix

HAYMAN’S INTRODUCES EXOTIC CITRUS GIN

May 13,2021

UK gin distillery Hayman’s has released a new expression infused with exotic citrus flavours that include notes of kumquat, pomelo, Persian lime and mandarin.

“As the first London gin distilling family to include citrus as a key botanical, we are simply adding a delicious exotic citrus flavour to our style of gin, said Hayman’s co-owner James Hayman.

“At a time when the consumer is increasingly more conscious about natural ingredients, this is a gin with additional flavour that is naturally distilled from botanicals. The flavour profile of Exotic Citrus derives from the hand-peeled and sundried fruit,” Hayman continued.

The 41.1% ABV gin is made using a two-day process, whereby the peels’ citrusy flavours and oils are distilled to complement the citrus-forward style of the family-run distillery’s signature London Distilled Gin.

The brand suggests that the Hayman’s Exotic Citrus is best enjoyed over ice with premium tonic water, and garnished with a slice of fresh orange and sprig of fresh basil.

With a distilling heritage stretching back to the 18th century, Hayman’s is one of the oldest names in UK gin. After a spell making its spirits in Essex, the brand moved to a new home in Balham, southwest London, in 2018.

For more information, go to haymansgin.com where the gin is available through the brand’s online store

TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY Into The Mix

Lagavulin Has Launched Second Nick Offerman Expression

May 12,2021

Scottish Single Malt distillery Lagavulin has yet again teamed up with US actor Nick Offerman, this time launching an 11-year-old whisky finished in Guinness beer casks.

Ahead of World Whisky Day (15 May) & Father’s Day (20 June – US & UK), the limited-edition 11-year-old Lagavulin Offerman Edition. was aged for four months in former Guinness beer casks from Ireland’s Open Gate Brewery.

The expression has notes of ‘intense peat and charred wood’ along with hints of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and caramel from the Guinness casks.

To celebrate its launch, Offerman has unveiled the fifth instalment in his Lavagulin: My Tales of Whisky video series.

Titled ‘Nick Offerman’s Father’s Day Part Five’, the new video stars Offerman and his father Ric, and playfully highlights how the whisky was created before concluding with the duo enjoying a dram in a pub.

“The opportunity to collaborate on this truly sublime, smoky giggle-juice renews my gratitude for the simple things in life, like a father’s love, and the good manners he taught me,” said Offerman.

Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish is available in the US, through Reserve Bar and Drizly.

TALISKER UNVEILS 43-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT WHISKY Into The Mix

JIM BEAM RELEASES READY-TO-DRINK HIGHBALL COCKTAILS

May 5,2021

Global whiskey brand Jim Beam is launching two ready-to-drink cocktails made with a bourbon base: the Jim Beam Classic Highball and the Jim Beam Ginger Highball.

The Jim Beam Classic Highball combines Jim Beam Bourbon, bubbly seltzer and a hint of citrus, while the Jim Beam Ginger Highball combines Jim Beam Bourbon and crisp ginger ale, for a bold and balanced taste.

The canned cocktails are inspired by the sessionable, cult-favourite handmade Highball cocktails, which is made by mixing chilled Jim Beam Bourbon with ice and ice-cold, highly carbonated soda water or ginger ale.

“We know that so many drinkers get tired of beer and crave something refreshing, lighter and more balanced,” said Malini Patel, Managing Director for the James B. Beam Distilling Co. at Beam Suntory. “Our new ready-to-drink Highballs are the perfect way to enjoy Jim Beam in a new, refreshing way – whether you’re a bourbon fan or you’re trying bourbon for the first time.”

The new releases come in at 5 percent ABV each and are available as a four-pack or as single 355ml slender cans

For more information, go to jimbeam.com or follow the brand on Twitter  and Instagram

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