14 June 2018

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

The Singleton Malt Master's Selection
 
 
Nose: Sassily spiced baked apples – lightly grilled peaches - sauternes poached pears – blackberry jam smeared on granary toast - orange zest – warm honeycomb - vanilla chantilly cream – Jamaican ginger cake - aniseed twists – icing sugar - grounds of white and black pepper – cinnamon sticks and a teasing trace of tobacco leaves.
Palate: Granny Smith apples dipped in unctuously runny spiced toffee sauce – candied orange peel - maraschino cherries -  blackcurrant and vanilla cheesecake – treacle tart - hints of grilled fennel bulbs – pear drops – aniseed twists – a pinch of white pepper – freshly baked and still soft to the touch gingerbread - ground cinnamon and some rather charismatically charred oak.
Finish: A full rounded ticks all of the boxes kind of medium and moreish finish, that just keeps on exuding all the sweet and spicy wares that it delivered so well on both the nose and palate.
Summary: A beautifully balanced, big bang for buck drop of dramspankage from ‘The Singleton’, which will be available later this month for a RRP of £30.00. Not only does it make for a superb entry level solo sipper, it also just happens to makes a great whisky base in an Old Fashioned - win, win!
 
 

12 June 2018

The Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting


Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on July 4th, we’ll be teaming up with our good friends at Maverick Drinks, for the Ultimate American Whiskey Tweet Tasting!

Celebrating American Independence Day in fine spirited style, on the night we’ll be pouring and exploring a wave of wondrous liquid Americana, in the form of bourbon, ryes and whiskey, from some of the amazing brands in Maverick Drinks American craft whiskey portfolio.
Full details to follow, but if you fancy being part of a truly epic evening of American dramfotainment click here to register your details by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle, remembering to mark the subject line: #drinkcraft
The closing date to register is June 21st, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of July 4th to take part!!!
Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s dramspankery, with your favourite drop of liquid Americana in hand. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on July 4th at 19:00 BST via #drinkcraft
Registration open to over 21's only!
For more info on Maverick Drinks, visit: maverickdrinks.com
@TheWhiskyWire
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11 June 2018

The GlenAllachie Tweet Tasting


More social media based dramfotainment you say? Well allow us to gladly oblige!

During what can only be described as a hugely exciting time for the distillery, since being bought last year by a consortium headed by industry legend Billy Walker, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that on July 11th we’ll be teaming up with The GlenAllachie Distillery, for what promises to be an epic evening of dramming discovery.

Full details and dram line-up are currently under wraps (all will be revealed soon!) but if you fancy pouring and exploring some splendorous Speyside sips click here to register your details by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle, remembering to also mark the subject line of your email: #GlenAllachieWhisky

The closing date to register is June 22nd, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of July 11th to take part!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on July 11th at 19:00 BST via #GlenAllachieWhisky

Registration open to over 21's only!
 
For more info on The GlenAllachie Distillery, visit: theglenallachie.com
 
@TheWhiskyWire
@TheGlenAllachie
 
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2 June 2018

Old Bakery Gin Competition


In addition to all things whisk(e)y, we love nothing more than spreading the word of some of our other favourite spirits, and with World Gin Day falling on June 9th, we’re well and truly in a “gin ginery, gin ginery, gin, gin, geree” frame of mind.

So this month instead of our usual whisk(e)y based bottle giveaway, we’re teaming up with our fellow North Londoners in Enfield, at Old Bakery Gin, to give away not one, but two bottles of their truly amazing and dare I say ginspiring gin.

There are gins, and there are gins, and when we first sampled the fresh and fabulously feisty offering from Old Bakery Gin just under a year ago, we had a real joyous and jubilant gin moment.

Now one of our top three go to gins, Old Bakery was named by its founder Ian Puddick, after he discovered his office was once a bakery, famous for selling illicit gin over 100 years ago.

For your chance to win a bottle of this epic allrounder of a gin, click here and email us your contact details along with the phrase that dramming pays:

“The ginning is just beginning,
and I can’t wait for some
ginspired goodtimes from
the Old Bakery!”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: Old Bakery Gin Comp

If Twitter is your thing, you can also follow us via @TheWhiskyWire and RT one of our related competition tweets for another chance to win!

#OldBakeryGinComp
@TheWhiskyWire
@OldBakeryGin

Old Bakery Gin, is available from specialist retailers and direct from the distillery’s website for a RRP of £40.00.

For more information on Old Bakery Gin, visit: oldbakerygin.com
 
Competition closes at 11:59 BST on June 30th 2018. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!

1 June 2018

Singleton Malt Master's Selection Whisky Flash Blog


In addition to our teeming throng of industry leading Tweet Tastings, we’re thrilled to announce our latest Whisky Flash Blog event.

To help celebrate the launch of the latest release from ‘The Singleton’ we've teamed up with the brand to give our next group of Whisky Flash Bloggers, the opportunity to pour and explore their dramspankingly new Malt Master’s Selection, single malt Scotch whisky expression.

If you would like to be one of our Whisky Flash Bloggers, here are all the details you need to know:

* If you’re a blogger, tweeter or facebooker, we’d love for you to write a review of the new Singleton Malt Masters Selection, then after 9am on June 14th post your review on your blog, linking via social media. If you don’t have a blog but are a whisky loving tweeter or Facebooker, we’d love for you to tweet or post your tasting notes on the day using hashtag #Singleton

* We will of course get the sample to you a few days ahead of the Whisky Flash Blog date of June 14th, so you’ll have plenty of time to sip, savour and review.

* On the day and in the spirit of good Whisky Flash Bloggery, we would also kindly ask if you could share and re-tweet the reviews and posts from your fellow Whisky Flash Bloggers.

To register to take part click here to email your name, postal address and Twitter, Facebook and or blog details, remembering to mark the subject line: Singleton Please also confirm in your email that you are over 21 years of age.

The closing date to register is June 7th, and if you are registering to take part please make sure that you will actually be free to review and post on June 14th!

For more information on The Singleton, visit: thesingleton.com

Registration open to over 21's only!
 
#Singleton

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