15 January 2021

Catoctin Creek Competition

As part of the UK launch of their Roundstone Rye whisky range, we’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with the North Virginia based Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, to give one of our followers the chance of winning a bottle of their Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof.

The Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, which was founded by husband and wife Scott and Becky Harris in 2009, is the first legal distillery in Loudoun County to open since Prohibition and is said to respect its history by using pre-Prohibition methods to create their award winning Roundstone Rye.

Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof, which is one of three expressions in the range to launch in the UK, alongside their 80 Proof and Cask Proof bottlings, is the result of several year of planning, and is produced in small batches using only one in every ten barrels.

Catoctin Creek, is also inviting those not taking part in Dry January to join them to celebrate the inaugural #RyeJanuary to mark the UK launch and their strong links to Prohibition. Throughout the month consumers are invited to a virtual Virginia via the Catoctin Creek website, through specially filmed guided tastings, a potted history of Virginia, Rye, Prohibition and a virtual tour of the distillery.

For your chance to win a bottle of Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Distiller's Edition 92 Proof click here to email us with your contact details and date of birth, along with the phrase that dramming pays:


“I’m looking for some seriously
good, good, good, good
Rye January Rye-brations,
with a cracker from Catoctin Creek"

*Mark the subject line of your email with: Catoctin Creek 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!

#CatoctinCreekComp
@TheWhiskyWire
@catoctincreek

For more info on Catoctin Creek, visit: catoctincreekdistilling.com

Competition closes at 23:59 on February 12th 2021. You have to be aged 21 years or over to enter!

Good Luck!


14 January 2021

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky
Finnish Whisky
47.2% ABV


Nose: A baked bounty of alluring aromas, led by a fresh out of the oven rye loaf, warm treacle tart and an assortment of Danish pastries and pain aux raisins. The nasal niceties continue in abundance with vanilla fudge, butterscotch, honey, heather, mixed spice, dried prunes, grilled peaches, maraschino cherries, orange marmalade, pink marshmallows, chocolate covered coffee beans, white pepper, wood spice and a tease of window putty.

Palate: The rye-brations keep on coming, this time of the toasted bread variety, smeared with orange marmalade, followed by ginger nut biscuits, toffee popcorn, along with a bread and butter pudding bursting with sultanas, demerara sugar and vanilla custard. The palatable sensory story goes on further to deliver freshly brewed coffee topped with a splash of evaporated milk, blueberry yogurt, cherry cough drops, dark chocolate, mixed spice, anise, black pepper and oodles of opulent oak.

Finish: A reassuringly rich and rounded finish, that continues to reward the palate long after the final sip.

Summary: As a huge rye whisky fan this latest release from the Kyrö Distillery in Finland, ticks all the right boxes. Not only does it deliver a beautiful balance of all things sweet and spiced, it’s gloriously gutsy and giving but without ever being too garish. In addition to being a superb solo sipper, it also just happens to make for an epic Old Fashioned!



13 January 2021

Bowmore Tweet Tasting


Continuing our sensory story led, teeming throng of industry leading Tweet Tastings, we’re thrilled to announce that on Thursday 25th February, we’ll be teaming up with our friends at the Islay based Bowmore Distillery, for a rather special evening of dramfotainment.

On the night, we’ll be pouring and exploring our way through some exclusive Bowmore expressions, including two new additions to their older age range Bowmore Timeless Series; a masterpiece beautifully crafted and shaped by time.

We’re also delighted to announce that we’ll be joined by Distillery Manager David Turner, who will not only be telling us more about the expressions that we’ll be sharing, sipping and savouring, but also on hand to answer all your Bowmore based questions on the night.

Full details to follow, but 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, phone number, date of birth and Twitter handle. Please remember to mark the subject line of your email: #BowmoreTimeless

The closing date to register is January 29th, and if you are registering please make sure that you will actually be free on the night of February 25th to take part!

Even if you're not one of the selected Tweet Tasters, it'd be great to have you following the evening’s dramfotainment, with your favourite Bowmore expression in hand. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on Thursday 25th February from 19:00 GMT via #BowmoreTimeless

Registrations open to over 21's only!

For more information on Bowmore, visit: bowmore.com

@TheWhiskyWire
@bowmore
#BowmoreTimeless

Be part of the Dramfotainment!

21 December 2020

Clonakilty Distillery Tweet Tasting

As we continue to keep calm and dram on into 2021, with our sensory story led, teeming throng of industry leading Twitter trending Tweet Tastings, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that on February 10th, we’ll be teaming up with the Co. Cork based Clonakilty Distillery, to pour and explore some of their Irish distilled delights.

On the night, not only will we be sharing, sipping and savouring some of their whiskey wares, we’ll also be getting ginspired by their award-winning Minke gin.

Full details to follow, but if you fancy taking part in an evening filled with a gaggle of glorious Irish dramming ditties click here to register your details by emailing your name, postal address, phone number, Twitter handle and age confirmation. Please also remember to mark the subject line: #ClonakiltyDistillery

The closing date to register is January 11th, 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 the selected tasters, it'd be great to have you following the evening’s dramfotainment. So we look forward to seeing you over on Twitter on February 10th, from 7pm GMT via #ClonakiltyDistillery

Registration open to over 21's only!

For more info on Clonakilty, visit: clonakiltydistillery.ie

@TheWhiskyWire

@clondistillery
#ClonakiltyDistillery

Be part of the Dramfotainment!