26 August 2015

Paul John Tweet Tasting II


More social media based dramfotainment you say? Well allow us to gladly oblige, as we’re delighted to announce that on October 12th we’ll be sipping and savouring a brand new release from our good friends at the multi award winning Indian distillery, Paul John.

Having already taken the UK and indeed the whisky world as a whole by storm, with such bottlings as Edited and Brilliance, along with their Single and Select cask range, we’re thrilled to be part of the launch of Paul John’s latest expression.
Details of the new release are all a bit hush, hush for now, but keep your eyes peeled for more details over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, if you would like to take part in what will be a dramming night to remember and be one of the first to sample Paul John's new release, register by emailing your name, postal address and Twitter handle via the contact tab, remembering to mark the subject line #PaulJohnWhisky
The closing date to register is September 7th and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the night!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the night’s tweet tasting dramfotainment, so we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on October 12th at 7pm BST via #PaulJohnWhisky

Until then Happy Dramlaxing!

For more information on Paul John visit: pauljohnwhisky.com
 
Registration open to over 18's only!

12 August 2015

The Girvan Patent Still Tweet Tasting II


Fancy sampling & savouring a gargantuanly glorious gaggle of grainage? Then allow us to gladly oblige, as on September 30th we’re teaming up again with our good friends at Girvan Patent Still, for an evening of truly graingasmic proportions.

Aimed at whisky lovers looking to experiment, the Girvan Patent Still from William Grant & Sons is genuinely different and delicious thanks to its unique continuous distillation technology, which delivers a pure and intensely rich spirit.

During the evening we’ll be pouring and exploring our way through a wave whisky wares from the distillery that’s played a pivotal part in the blended whisky world for over 50 years.

On the night we’ll also be joined by Kevin Abrook, World Whisky Specialist at William Grant, who’ll not only be tweeting in on the action but on hand to answer all your Girvan based questions.

Full details to follow soon, but if you would like to take part in an evening that’s all about the glory of the grain, register your interest by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle via the contact tab, remembering to mark the subject line #GirvanGrain

The closing date to register is August 28th, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the night!!!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on September 30th at 7pm BST via hashtag #GirvanGrain

Until then Happy Dramlaxing!
 
For more information on The Girvan Patent Still visit: thegirvanpatentstill.com
 
Registration open to over 18's only!

10 August 2015

Wemyss Tweet Tasting IIII


Continuing our hugely successful teaming throng of Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce our 70th, yes I’ll say that again 70th event!
They say good things come in three’s but on this particular occasion we’d have to say four’s, as we’re dramspankingly delighted to announce that on September 23rd we’ll be teaming up with Wemyss Malts for the fourth time, to share, sip and savour a wave of their wondrous whisky wares.
It’s all a bit hush, hush at the moment with regards to what we’ll be sampling on the night, so keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for more details.
In the meantime, if you would like to take part in what will be a dramming night to remember, register by emailing your name, postal address and Twitter handle via the contact tab, remembering to mark the subject line #WemyssTT4
The closing date to register is August 28th and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free on the night!
Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the night’s tweet tasting dramfotainment, so we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on September 23rd at 7pm BST via #WemyssTT4
Until then Happy Dramlaxing!
For more information on Wemyss visit: wemyssmalts.com
Registration open to over 18's only!

27 July 2015

New Whisky Flash Blog Events


In addition to our teaming throng of Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’ll also soon be launching a new series of Whisky Flash Blog events.
Open to both Tweeting and Facebooking bloggers, these new social media soiree’s will focus on one particular expression from a brand.
Full details on the in’s and out’s of our new Whisky Flash Blog’s will be coming soon, but you can register your interest now by emailing us via the contact tab using #WhiskyFlashBlog in the subject line.
While we’re at it keep your eyes peeled for details on our next dramspanking dose of Tweet Tastings. We have some epic events in the works as we head into autumn.
#WhiskyFlashBlog

15 July 2015

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #51

Anon Batch 1
Abbey Whisky Rare Casks
 
 
Nose: Oloroso sherry soaked raisins, Demerara rum drenched sultanas, toffee apples, mixed citrus peel, Glacé cherries, Waitrose treacle tart, oat topped plum crumble, honey and lemon tea, Nestle Caramac bar, Cadbury’s fudge, toasted walnuts, Belazu Aged Balsamic Vinegar, charred oak, dried thyme, struck match and something rather chardonnay-ish.
 
Palate: Fino and Oloroso sherry soaked prunes, white grapes, wood smoke, spiced honey, Paul A Young’s sea salted chocolate caramels, Jamaican spice bun, Twinings earl grey green tea, lemon sherbet, caramelised fennel fronds, five spice, palm sugar, the rind from a wheel of Berkswell ewes milk cheese and yet more vinous vibrancy from something suggestively Sauternes-esque.
 
Finish: As eclectically energetic and brazenly balanced on the finish as it is on the nose and palate. But if it just managed to linger around just a tad longer, it would be rock and dramming roll all the way!
 
Summary: Over the last couple of years Abbey Whisky have released some belting distillery named bottlings as part of their Rare Casks series, and this first unnamed Highland distillery offering is certainly no exception.
 
 

2 July 2015

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #50

GlenDronach 8 Year Old
The Hielan
 

Nose: Bourbon and sherry soaked sultanas, stewed prunes, overripe pink lady apples, clove studded orange, Müller Fruit Corner peach & apricot yogurt, demerara caramel, vanilla fudge, Starbucks caffè mocha, a just opened box of Weetabix and a tub of heavily buttered cinema popcorn.

Palate: More of those bourbon and sherry soaked sultanas, grilled peaches, mixed spice, ground black pepper, toasted oak, vanilla Danish pastries, McVities Jamaica ginger cake, sugared almonds, chocolate coated raisins and a Waitrose sticky toffee pudding drenched in a wondrous wave of butterscotch sauce.

Finish: A spicy, sweet, sheer sherried-esque smacker of a long lingering finish.

Summary: Where as many brands have gone down the NAS route recently with their younger entry level bottlings (of which some are superb!) it’s great to see that GlenDronach have enough confidence in their latest release to proudly wave an 8 Year Old age statement flag.

It may not be as heavy on the sherry compared to some of their other bounty of bottlings, but as an entry level dram it shouldn’t anyway. All in all it’s a superbly balanced drop of dramspankage, that echoes all the glories of GlenDronach throughout but without any shrieks, roars or moans from a sherry monster.
 

26 June 2015

Win a Trio of Liquid Americana Belters


Not that we ever need an excuse to pour and share a drop of America’s finest, but with July 4th just around the corner we thought we’d kick off the festivities a tad early by giving one of our followers the chance of winning a trio of bountiful, big bang for buck liquid Americana belters.
For your chance to win a bottle each of Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Hudson Manhattan Rye, Click Here and email us your contact details along with the following phrase that dramming pays:
“I’d love to sip, savour and celebrate July 4th with some good, good, good, good rye-brations and a belting big bang for buck bounty of bourbons”
*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: Liquid Americana Comp
If you’re on Twitter you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win!
#LiquidAmericana
Competition closes at 23:59 on July 3rd. The winner will be announced on July 4th. You have to be aged 18 years or over to enter.