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.
BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY NAMED 'ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR'
has revealed that its pick for 2017 Icons of Whisky America Visitor Attraction of the Year is Buffalo Trace Distillery, located at Frankfurt, Kentucky. The award was handed to the distillery at the Whisky Magazine Awards America presentation that was recently held in New York City. In addition, Matt Higgins, Visitor Center Manager at the distillery, has been awarded the Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year.Read More
Macallan Welcomes London To Its First Lounge
It’s time to rejoice for lovers of rare and vintage whiskies. Renowned Speyside distillery, The Macallan, has opened an elite whisky lounge, on the mezzanine floor above the Four Degree restaurant at Vauxhall in London. The European-Japanese fusion restaurant is also a recent addition to the fine dining hotspots in the city. The Macallan Whisky Lounge is a first by the brand in UK. Its only other presence is in the Galaxy Hotel in Macau, China.Read More
Australia Introduces First Native Distillery
Adelaide Hills Distillery was founded in 2014 and is a distillery that uses a handmade copper still to produce first grade whisky from local harvests. This revolutionary South Australian distillery has taken a big leap and has ventured into distilling the world’s first whisky produced out of native Australian grains. This month the distillery has released a preview of its Native Grain Spirit that incorporates wattleseed, an edible seed from the 120 species of Australian acacia. It is generally used in a traditional way as edible items by Indigenous Australians. The new drink is a small run of nine-month-olds that were put up on the distillery’s website after a few days of their release. The new bottles have been packet at 46.2 per cent ABV and are being sold for $120 for a 700ml bottle. The distillers have also hinted on a 12-month release by the end of this year or in early 2018.Read More