Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is Amazon-exclusive

Beam Suntory has created an Amazon-exclusive expression of Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky, which has been finished in ex-Sauvignon Blanc wine casks. Set to launch on 15 November, Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc was first matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished in Sauvignon Blanc barrique casks. Bottled at 47% ABV, the single malt is said to have notes of citrus, white grapefruit, white peaches and green apple on the nose, leading to “peppery and zesty” notes…

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Rock band Motörhead launches trio of spirits

English rock band Motörhead has launched its own single malt whisky, dark rum and vodka brands on Amazon UK. Motörhead Single Malt Whisky (40% ABV) has been made in partnership with Swedish producer Mackmyra and the firm’s master blender, Angela D’Orazio. The whisky has been matured in new American oak barrels for five years to create an “easy-to-drink” liquid with aromas of tobacco, anise, citrus and almonds. Motörhead Premium Dark Rum hails from the Dominican…

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Amazon moves into spirits with Tovess brand

Online retailer Amazon has released Tovess Single Batch Crafted Dry Gin, the first expression in a new line of spirits. Tovess Single Batch Crafted Dry Gin is the retail giant’s first spirit and will be available to buy exclusively through Amazon. According to Amazon, the Tovess brand is “dedicated to curating expertly distilled spirits from around the world”. Tovess was based on a traditional London Dry gin and is made at a distillery on the outskirts…

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Bowmore 19-year-old returns to Amazon

Islay Scotch whisky brand Bowmore has released the second batch of its Amazon-exclusive 19-year-old single malt. The Beam Suntory-owned distiller released the first batch of its 19-year-old whisky exclusively through online retailer Amazon in 2018. Following its “overwhelming success”, Bowmore has released a second batch of the whisky, which has been aged for the full 19 years in first-fill ex-Château Lagrange French oak barrels. The expression offers aromas of candied apple, honey and “Bowmore’s signature…

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Game of Thrones whiskies up for pre-sale on Amazon

Diageo has revealed further details of its limited edition Game of Thrones Single Malt Collection, which is now available to pre-order from Amazon. The UK drinks giant has teamed up with the show’s network HBO to produce the range of single malt Scotch whiskies in celebration of the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones, which will debut on 14 April 2019. The collection features eight whiskies, each matching one of the show’s Houses of…

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