18 September 2018

Claxton's Tweet Tasting


More social media based dramfotainment you say? Well allow us to gladly oblige, with something rather splendid and of the independent bottling variety.

Continuing our hugely successful triumphant teeming thong of Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, and as we nudge ever closer to our 140th event, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that on November 14th, we’ll be teaming up with the Yorkshire based Claxton’s, to share, sip and savour a selection of single cask stunners.

Full details of the evenings dramming line-up are ‘hush, hush’ and under wraps for now. All will be revealed soon, so keep ‘em peeled!

If you fancy taking part in what promises to be an epic evening of dramming discovery, click here to register your interest by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle, remembering to mark the subject line #ClaxtonsWhisky

The closing date to register is October 4th, and if you are registering to take part, please make sure that you will actually be free on the evening of November 14th to take part!!!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following all the evenings dramfotainment. So, we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on November 14th at 19:00 GMT via #ClaxtonsWhisky
 
Registration open to over 21's only!
 
For more info on Claxton’s, visit: claxtonsspirits.com
 
@TheWhiskyWire
@ClaxtonsSpirits
#ClaxtonsWhisky 
 
Be part of the dramfotainment!
 

14 September 2018

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Competition


To help celebrate the 6th Birthday of our good friends at That Boutique-y Whisky Company, we’ve teamed up with those purveyors of small batch bottled belters, to give one of our followers the chance of winning a bottle of their Octomore 6 Year Old – Batch #1.
 
Limited to just 796 bottles, That Boutique-y Whisky Company Octomore 6 Year Old – Batch #1 (50.4% ABV) RRP £144,95, has been produced using the heaviest peated whiskies from the iconic Islay-based Bruichladdich distillery. So if you like your peated drams cranked right up to 11, you’ll be in for one dramspanker of a treat!
 
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Octomore 6 Year Old – Batch #1, is said to deliver notes of coal dust, salty liquorice, salted caramels and red berry fruits on the nose. Followed by notes of juicy, fruity sweetness, waves of thick smoke, salty liquorice and anise on the palate.
 
To be in with a chance of winning a bottle of That Boutique-y Whisky Company Octomore 6 Year Old – Batch #1 click here and email us your contact details along with the phrase that dramming pays:

“I’d love to win a bottle of this
phenol-menal sounding, bountiful boutique-y birthday belter”

*Remember to mark the subject line of your email with: TBWC Birthday 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!

For details on where you can buy a bottle of the Octomore 6 Year Old, and all of the other current That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottlings click here.
 
#TBWCBirthdayComp
@TheWhiskyWire
@BoutiqueyWhisky

Competition closes at 23:59 on October 11th 2018. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!
 
 

30 August 2018

Jura Tweet Tasting

 
Continuing our triumphant teeming throng of Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’re thrilled to announce that on September 26th, we’ll be teaming up with our friends at the Jura Distillery, to pour and explore their new Seven Wood expression from their new range of signature single malt Scotch whiskies.

If you fancy sharing, sipping and savouring, this latest release with its newly created signature style, which is said to be reminiscent of its past but with a firm eye on the future click here to register your interest by emailing your name, address and Twitter handle. Please also remember to mark the subject line of the email: #JuraWhisky

The closing date to register is September 11th, 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 26th at 19:00 BST via hashtag #JuraWhisky

Registration open to over 21's only!
 
For more information on Jura, visit: jurawhisky.com
 
@TheWhiskyWire
@jurawhisky
 
Be part of the dramfotainment!

23 August 2018

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Tennessee Bourbon Whisky Batch #1
14 Year Old



Nose: Spiced maple syrup – grilled peaches – Demerara caramel – Madagascan vanilla pods – orange peel – smashed avocados - toffee popcorn – warm treacle tart - freshly brewed Columbian coffee – a just opened jar of Luxardo maraschino cherries – star anise – toasted oak.

Palate: Rye soaked sultanas – spiced maple syrup - cherry cough drops – pick n mix’ yellow foam bananas – candied orange peel – Demerara rum - warm Belgium waffles topped with a generous scoop of Häagen-Dazs cookies and cream ice cream – charred oak - toasted cedar and the slightest tease of Nestle mint Matchmakers.

Finish: A wham bam thank you dram, kind of a long, lush, lingering finish. That’s of course if you get to the finish! The nose alone is such a triumphant, teasing and tenacious Tennessean treat, that you’ll get so blissfully lost within all its nasal niceties and completely forget about moving on to explore its palatable pleasures - well, for a good while anyway!

Summary: This first batch of Boutique-y Tennessee bourbon, is so sumptuously smooth, right rollickingly rich, decadently delicious and so beautifully balanced for a 14 Year Old, that it's without doubt not only our favourite of all their American whisk(e)y releases to date, it’s also our overall American whisk(e)y of the year - so far!