Bottling Scotch with Waters of Greenland
Age old pure glacial water from icebergs in Greenland has been used to produce fine Scotch whisky in Islay’s Bruichladdich Distillery. Celebrated polar explorer, Craig Mathieson, the only person to have skied across both the North Pole, and the South Pole collected the pristine frosty blue water while kayaking on the Sermilik Fjord in Greenland.
Whisky Auctioneer is selling the first ten bottles of the luxury Scotch at a starting price of £100 each. An additional 190 bottles will be auctioned, the proceeds from which shall go to The Polar Academy.
The Academy is a Scottish charity known for their endeavor in helping youngsters plagued with mental health disorders. The Academy organizes Arctic expeditions for the youth community. The organization has successfully brought a change in the lives of 50,000 young Scots so far. However, the endeavour seems self-contradictory: bottling Arctic water in whisky to unlock the potentials of the young Scotts through their expeditions of the Arctic.
The limited edition Port Charlotte whisky has been aged for 12 years, has a bright copper color. The nose reveals a smell of burnt marshmallow, charcoal barbecue smoke speckled with saltiness of the sea, and sootiness. It has a smooth finish, with subtle flavours of ripe apples, and pears running through. The Scotch strikes a fine balance between smokiness, and sweetness.
CHATTANOOGA WHISKEY SET TO CELEBRATE TWO YEARS IN BUSINESS
Chattanooga, a city in Tennessee, will be the place where whiskey lovers will converge to celebrate two successful years of its namesake’s whiskey company. The Chattanooga Whiskey Co. will be hosting a soiree at its Market Street address at Tennessee Stillhouse Micro-Distillery, tomorrow, March 24. It will also be unveiling its new brand image and logo, at the party.Read More
Whisky 101: Spotting the Real from the Fake
Before you drain your pockets on that rare scotch or single malt, you might want to think twice as there is a chance that it might be fake. Whisky piracy is a problem on the rise and according to Rare Whisky 101, is seen ‘pretty much weekly’. The vast majority of fakes are still Scotch single malts: The Macallan, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Laphroaig, Bowmore, The Glenlivet, but collectable Japanese and American whiskies are now being impersonated, too. With the price of premium malts ranging from $400 to $87000, it’s clear that whiskey has become a lucrative business and with that has come a growing counterfeit market.Read More
The Whisky King by Trevor Cole
The prohibition era in the early 20th century North America led to the emergence of some of the greatest and fiercest bootlegging and mafia legends of all time. Although justice demanded they be put behind bars, in the public eyes they attained celebrity status. One such tale of bootleggers, ghouls, thugs, and rounders in Canada, is that of Rocco Perri and his circle of sinners and those attempting at catching and imprisoning him. Award-winning writer, Trevor Cole, in his book, “The Whisky King: The remarkable true story of Canada’s most infamous bootlegger and the undercover Mountie on his trail” spins a rum-running saga in this racy historical non-fiction novel.Read More