Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression Into The Mix

Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression

June 16,2020

Elixir Distillers has added a 12-year-old single malt to its Port Askaig Scotch whisky range.

Said to balance sweetness and smoke, the Islay whisky is bottled at 45.8% without caramel colouring or chill filtration.

Said to have aromas of peated malt, zesty lemon oil and a maritime minerality, the Port Askaig 12 Years Old Spring Edition has flavours of lemon sherbet, key lime pie, sooty smoke and toffee-led sweetness.

The finish is said to deliver barbecued Persian black lemon and dried mint leaves, with a touch of paprika.

For more information, go to portaskaig.com

Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression Into The Mix

Purity Vodka Release Purity Spritz Range

July 8,2020

Swedish-owned Purity Distillery have released a low-calory Spritz with no artificial flavours or sweeteners called Purity Mediterranean Citrus Spritz.

Based on Purity´s award-winning Signature 34 Edition Organic Vodka the Spritz expression is enhanced with natural Mediterranean Citrus flavors of Bergamot, Grapefruit and Orange.

Mathias Tönnesson, master blender for the award-winning distillery says, “We want to make it easy for everyone to make a great cocktail at home — with natural ingredients and free of artificial flavors.

“Just add your favorite bubbles with Purity Spritz for a perfect cocktail, be it Champagne, cava, prosecco – or plain soda. Fill your Copa glass with lots  of ice and a grapefruit wheel and you’ll have the best tasting summer drink,” said Tönnesson.

For more information, go to puritydistillery.com

Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression Into The Mix

Bollinger Launches First New Champagne In 12 Years

July 8,2020

Champagne brand Bollinger has unveiled a pure Pinot Noir Champagne, the first permanent line it has added to the range in 12 years.

Made exclusively from Pinot Noir, the focus of the first edition in the new collection is VZ15, which is a Pinot Noir from the village Verzenay in the 2015 vintage.

However, the new cuvée is a non-vintage blend with reserve wine going back to the 2009 harvest, along with wines from other Pinot Noir crus in Champagne.

A predominant grape across the Bollinger range, Pinot Noir is the pillar of the producer’s style, although the producer only has one former pure Pinot Champagne, which is the extremely rare Vieilles Vignes Françaises blanc de noirs.

This launch edition of Bollinger PN will be followed by new versions that will incorporate different Pinot Noir expressions.

For more information, go to champagne-bollinger.com


Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression Into The Mix

Two New Whiskies From Macallan’s Double Cask Range

July 3,2020

Single malt Scotch brand The Macallan has unveiled two new whiskies: Double Cask 15 Years Old and Double Cask 18 Years Old.

Both bottled at 43% ABV, the series uses American and European oak Sherry-seasoned casks to mature the whiskies.

Kirsteen Campbell, master whisky maker at The Macallan, said: “Bringing together American and European oak Sherry-seasoned casks to achieve the perfect balance of flavours is incredibly exciting for the whisky mastery team.

“With Double Cask 15 Years Old, the delicate and indulgent flavours of American oak including honey, citrus and chocolate balance The Macallan’s more traditional characteristics of rich fruits, Sherry and wood spice.

“The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old offers slightly more complexity, with raisin and sultana subtly balanced by warming oak spice

Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression Into The Mix

Mr Black Adds ‘Cold Fashioned’ RTD To Range

July 1,2020

In the strong belief that coffee and whiskey are great mates, the Australian Coffee Liqueur brand Mr Black has created a twist on an Old Fashioned cocktail. Bottled and ready to drink, the brands Cold Fashioned is the second RTD to be added to the range.

Made with a blend of rye whiskey, Mr Black and bitters, it’s chocolatey, spicy, silky-smooth and coffee-forward. The perfectly balanced Cold Fashioned is your much needed antidote to the cooler months.

The brand suggests that the bottle is kept in the refrigerator and simply poured over a big ice cube, garnish with a citrus twist when ready to serve.

Unfortunately for the moment, the release is only available in Australia.

For more information go to mrblack.co

Port Askaig Releases 12-Year-Old Expression Into The Mix

Westward Whiskey Releases MESO Benefit Barrel

June 30,2020

Oregon-based American Single Malt distillery, Westward Whiskey have released a limited-edition single-barrel release, with 100% of proceeds going to support minority and black-owned business.

MISO, which stands for the Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, is a Portland-based non-profit that is dedicated to improving the economic opportunities for underserved individuals through empowerment, education and entrepreneurship.

The release is part of Westward’s commitment to provide opportunities for our community to join the fight against racism, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The barrel, chosen by head distiller Miles Monroe, is the distillery’s thousandth barrel of whiskey. It has been aged for three and a half years and has been bottled at 100% proof. All bottles have been hand signed by Miles and the brand’s founder Christian Krogstad.

For more information go to westwardwhiskey.com

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