Posts Tagged “Distillation”

Milk and Honey Crosses 3 Year Threshold – Single Malt Whisky Single Cask

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Milk and Honey Crosses 3 Year Threshold – Single Malt Whisky Single Cask

Milk and Honey Distillery in Tel-Aviv crosses a significant threshold with the release of one of its first experimental casks, aged 38 months (3 years and two months) in two casks: A virgin oak cask 2014-0001, filled on January 14th, 2014, and then into an ex bourbon cask last September. The cask was bottled on…

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Milk and Honey Distillery All Set to Begin Full Production

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Milk and Honey Distillery All Set to Begin Full Production

With the recent installation of the mash tun, the Milk and Honey Distillery is set to begin full production. Accordingly, the visitor center was completed and a two very promising “work in progress” casks were bottled. Happily, the cask chosen by Tomer Goren for bottling was cask 004, so I can keep following the development…

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Milk and Honey Distillery – Tasting Cask 003 and an Update

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Milk and Honey Distillery – Tasting Cask 003 and an Update

Milk and Honey is rapidly moving toward the beginning of commercial production, with the last piece of the puzzle, the mash tun, set to be installed at the distillery by the end of this month, right as the new visitor center should be opening under the management of Keren Mosessco Kariel. At that point, the…

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Lost Distilleries Part II – What Happened to Glenesk?

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Lost Distilleries Part II – What Happened to Glenesk?

Glenesk Distillery was known by five names over the eight decades it was in operation: Highland Esk (1897), North Esk (1899), Montrose (1938), Hillside (1964) and finally Glenesk (1980). This is one of the many distilleries that were born out of the late 19th century boom in whisky, and drowned in the great whisky loch of the…

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Lost Distilleries and Extinct Whisky – The Last Millburn

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Lost Distilleries and Extinct Whisky – The Last Millburn

There are quite a few lost distilleries, and I’m not talking about the lost distilleries of yesteryear, Like Towiemore, Scarnish or Glendarroch, rather of those distilleries that were lost in my own lifetime, in the big whisky loch of the 1980s. Some distilleries are household names and are still regularly bottled today, like Port Ellen and Brora, while…

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2015 SWA Scotch Export Figures – The Industry May Be a Lot Worse Off Than You Think!!

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2015 SWA Scotch Export Figures – The Industry May Be a Lot Worse Off Than You Think!!

“We have reached the summit. A flood on the market will follow, prices will be cut, and this is going to affect smaller companies as well.” These are the words of George Forsyth, Ardmore’s assistant distillery manager in a recent interview on The Spirit Receiver. According to him, we’ve reached the hilltop, and from here it’s all downhill. On…

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

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Report on My Visit to the Beautiful Glengoyne Distillery!

My visit to Glasgow had two specific purposes: To visit Douglas Laing (full report to follow) and to tour Glengoyne. After arriving in Glasgow on Tuesday evening, I went to the Bon Accord, where I was summarily invited to join the great guys from the Glasgow Whisky Club for their monthly tasting (Thanks Guys! Isn’t the…

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Port Ellen Series – Post IX: Closing the Port Ellen Series with a Fetching Teenager

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Port Ellen Series – Post IX: Closing the Port Ellen Series with a Fetching Teenager

Fittingly, I’m ending the Port Ellen series with a dram shared with me by my friend Henrik, who also shared the Port Ellen dram that kicked this series off. This will also be my last post before returning from The Whisky Show, as I’ll be traveling to Scotland for a few days before the show….

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Port Ellen Series – Post VIII: The Most AMAZING Port Ellen

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Port Ellen Series – Post VIII: The Most AMAZING Port Ellen

Like Brora, Port Ellen was only operational for 15-16 years before being finally closed in 1983. For Brora, it was simply making the old Clynelish distillery operational again as a temporary measure to make peated whisky while Islay was suffering from a drought. Port Ellen had been, before two more still were added in 1966, mothballed…

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Port Ellen Series – Post VII: Diageo’s 6th Annual Release

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Port Ellen Series – Post VII: Diageo’s 6th Annual Release

I think overall, this is my favorite expression of them all and with no further ado, the tasting notes:   Port Ellen 6th Annual Release (2006), Vintage 1978, 27 Year old (54.2% ABV, NCF, NC) Appearance: Gold, very thin and slow legs coming off a long lasting ring. Nose: The peat is, by far, the most pronounced in the…

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