16 May 2022

Craigellachie 13 Year Old Armagnac Cask Finish

Single Malt Scotch Whisky
46% ABV / RRP: £52.99

Having been passionately inspired by all things whisky for well over a decade, it’s only natural to have developed an affinity for other belting barrel based beverages. Afterall the likes of Sherry, Port and Rum play such an important influencing roll during the maturation and finishing processes of whisky.

As part of my continuing course of cask appreciation, I’ve developed a real Rum passion and an ever-growing curiosity for all things Cognac. It’s on the latter that I’ve also found a fondness for its much underrated, but in my opinion the just as sensational sipping sibling on the Brandy front – Armagnac!

Now the question is, what do you get when you combine one of Speyside’s most robust and richly rewarding single malts, with a feisty, fruity and as equally fabulous Armagnac? Well the answer is Craigellachie Distillery’s new 13 Year Old Armagnac Cask Finish.

The Nose dishes up and delivers a fabulous five-a-day of Bramley apples, Conference pears, grilled pineapple rings, Armagnac steeped sultanas and a gooseberry fool served with a few shortbread fingers on the side.

The nasal niceties continue with a good drizzle of caramel sauce, mixed citrus peel, anise, ground cinnamon, freshly washed cotton sheets, tobacco leaves and subtle sweet wood smoke.

The Palate kicks off with spiced baked apples, vanilla poached pears, more of those Armagnac steeped sultanas, lemon Swiss roll, Tunnock's caramel wafers and a generous dollop of Chantilly cream.

The palatable pleasures continue to delight with pineapple jelly babies, mixed fruit boiled travel sweets, slices of buttered malt loaf, anise, ground pimento, mixed spice and oodles of opulent oak.

The Finish is as long as it is fabulous, and all the fruity sweet treats that this first release in brands new Cask Collection series has to offer, are balanced out beautifully by the addition of something dry and vinous.

Being a rarity on the Armagnac finishing front, not only does this latest release demonstrate the excellence of Craigellachie’s superb spirt, it also highlights their dedication to top notch cask management. All in all, it’s rather craigelacking good!

12 May 2022

Yellowstone Select Flash Blog

In addition to our current teeming throng of industry leading, sensory story driven Tweet Tastings, we’re thrilled to announce another of our Flash Blog events.
To help celebrate National Bourbon Day on June 14th, we’re giving our next group of Flash Bloggers, the opportunity to pour, explore, enjoy and review the multi-award-winning Yellowstone Select Bourbon.
Produced at the Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky by descendants of the famed Beam family, this 4 Year Old Bourbon (46.5% ABV) has won gold medals at The San Francisco World Spirits 2022 and The American Whiskey Masters 2021, amongst many other awards.
If you would like to be one of our liquid americana fuelled Flash Bloggers, here are all the details you need to know:
* If you’re a Blogger, Vlogger, Tweeter, Facebooker, Instagrammer YouTuber or TikToker, we’d love for you to write or record a review of the above-mentioned, award-winning release. Then after 10am on June 14th, post your review on your blog or platform of choice, linking and promoting it via tweets, posts and stories on your social media channels. Making sure you include the hashtag #YellowstoneSelect
* We will of course get the sample to you in plenty of time of the Flash Blog date of June 14th, so you’ll have plenty of time to pour, explore and review.
* On the day of the Flash Blog and in the spirit of good Flash Bloggery, we would also kindly ask if you could also share and re-tweet the reviews and posts from your fellow Flash Bloggers.
* To register to take part click here to email your name, postal address, mobile number, date of birth and social media deets, remembering to mark the subject line: #YellowstoneSelect
The closing date to register is May 26th, 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 Yellowstone Select, visit: limestonebranch.com
Registration open to over 21's only!
Be part of the Dramfotainment!

3 May 2022

Jura Tweet Tasting

Continuing our teeming throng of industry leading Twitter trending Tweet Tastings (the original series of virtual tastings) we’re thrilled to announce that on June 1st we’re teaming up again with our very good friends at the Jura distillery, to pour and explore a sipsational selection of sensory stories.
The final dramming line-up is all hush hush for now, but teasingly I can say it may well include something new released just in time of the tasting and an exclusive first taste of something not being released until later in the year. So it’s definitely one not to miss!
If you fancy taking part in what promises to be a joyous and jubilant evening of all things Jura click here to register your interest by emailing your name, address, date of birth, mobile number and Twitter handle. Please also remember to mark the subject line of the email: #JuraWhisky
The closing date to register is May 17th, and if you are registering, please make sure that you will actually be free on the night to take part!
Even if you're not one of our lucky 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 June 1st from 19:00 BST via hashtag #JuraWhisky
Registration open to over 21's only!
For more information on Jura, visit: jurawhisky.com