Lakes Distillery creates third Sherry-led whisky

Cumbria’s The Lakes Distillery has released the third expression in its Whiskymaker’s Reserve range, a single malt matured in a variety of Sherry casks. Launched in September last year, the limited edition Whiskymaker’s Reserve series showcases the distillery’s Sherry-led style. Created by whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi, the first bottling in the range was matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez (PX) and red wine casks, comprising American, Spanish and French oak. Following two sold-out releases, the…

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Kavalan adds Sherry-cask finished whisky to Concertmaster line

Taiwanese whisky maker Kavalan has launched the second expression in its Concertmaster range, which has matured in Sherry-seasoned casks. Bottled at 40% ABV, the Kavalan Concertmaster Sherry Finish has been matured in Sherry-seasoned American oak casks after ageing in the distillery’s special reserve of re-fill casks. The first round of maturation in the distillery’s American oak re-fill casks “allows the purity and fruitiness of Kavalan’s distillery spirit to develop, while lending the whisky its delicate…

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Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition goes on sale

Speyside distillery Tamnavulin has added a single malt matured in three different types of Sherry casks to its portfolio. Tamnavulin Sherry Cask Edition was first aged in American white oak barrels before being transferred into three different types of oloroso Sherry casks, featuring a mix of European and American hogsheads. The whisky is said to have flavours of glazed nectarines, frangipane, fruit cake and ripe apricots. Bottled at 40% abv, the expression is available to…

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Aberdeen FC loses trademark battle over ‘Dons Dram’ whisky

Scottish football team Aberdeen Football Club has lost a trademark battle against Sherry producer Sandeman over its plan to launch a Scotch whisky under the name ‘Dons Dram’. In 2017, Aberdeen Football Club (FC) applied to register two trademarks – ‘The Dons Dram’ and ‘Dons Dram’ – for goods in class 33 for Scotch whisky at the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The application was opposed by Port and Sherry producer Sandeman, which has the…

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The cocktail trends to watch in 2019

Onwards and upwards is where SB envisions the thriving global bar scene is headed in 2019. But which trends will be leading the way and shaking up the industry? 2018’s bar world was marked by a clear focus on sustainability and provenance, while a new wave of activist bartenders was instrumental in bringing the on-trade into a modern era. There are a number of trends set to drive the development of the trade in 2019…

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