Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ballast Point - California Small Batch Moonshine Whiskey

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Ballast Point - California Small Batch Moonshine Whiskey -- 43.6% ABV, 750 ml.

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Cutty Sark - 12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky, Storm Blended Scotch Whisky

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Cutty Sark - 12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky (43% ABV, 750 ml), Storm Blended Scotch Whisky (40% ABV, 750 ml, in honor of Cutty Sark’s fearless voyages).

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Witherspoon’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Witherspoon’s Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey -- 50% ABV, 750 ml.

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Muirhead 20 Year Silver Seal Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Muirhead 20 Year Silver Seal Single Malt Scotch Whisky -- 40% ABV, 750 ml, 6000 bottles, fruits and barley with hints of vanilla, spicy notes at the end.

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Douglas of Drumlanrig Imperial 17 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Douglas of Drumlanrig Imperial 17 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky -- 46% ABV, 750 ml, Speyside, from one single cask, fruity and sweetly spiced poached pears and caramel.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Glennfiddich 125 Commemorative Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Glennfiddich 125 Commemorative Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky -- 40% ABV, 750 ml, created from 5 casks laid down in 1998 and 1999 hand-selected by representatives from Young’s Market Company and celebrates 125 years.

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Tullamore DEW Cask Strength Irish Whiskey

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Tullamore DEW Cask Strength Irish Whiskey -- 56% ABV, 750 ml.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DEWAR'S® Launches New DEWAR'S Highlander Honey

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CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The House of DEWAR'S® has the spirits industry buzzing with the U.S. launch of DEWAR'S Highlander Honey—DEWAR'S Blended Scotch whisky infused with natural flavors. This unique innovation is crafted by the infusion of hand-selected Scottish honey along with natural flavors into the original

DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL® blend, the #1 selling premium Blended Scotch whisky in the United States1. DEWAR'S Highlander Honey brings delectable sweetness with a pleasing bite to a new, urban and modern consumer--"The Drinking Man."



"DEWAR'S Highlander Honey delivers fantastic notes of honey, but still retains the treasured characteristics of the original blend, which is renowned for its complex taste profile and its unparalleled smoothness," says Stephanie Macleod , Master Blender for DEWAR'S. "By using

DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL as the core for DEWAR'S Highlander Honey, the infusion process builds on the already present honey aromas found in the blend and creates an exceptionally well-rounded and harmonious taste profile that "The Drinking Man" has come to expect from DEWAR'S."

DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL has been stung by the honey bees near Aberfeldy, Scotland, and the result is alluringly smooth. The infusion of Scottish honey reveals a velvety, mellow character with influences of juicy citrus fruits. From the eyes to the nose to the palate, consumers will find a captivating blend of sweetness and bite with DEWAR'S Highlander Honey.

DEWAR'S Highlander Honey is the first offering in a strikingly modern and new "Highlander" range of products that will include unique expressions of DEWAR'S Blended Scotch whisky infused with natural flavors. The range will include innovations showcasing traditional and indigenous Scottish ingredients.

"DEWAR'S Highlander Honey is a welcome addition to The Drinking Man's portfolio and continues DEWAR'S long history of pioneering innovation within the spirits industry," says Arvind Krishnan , VP Brand Managing Director for the DEWAR'S brand. "Consumers are turning to brown spirits for their fullness of flavor and the rich taste they deliver. DEWAR'S Highlander Honey appeals to these consumers who seek new varieties and tastes and the DEWAR'S name assures them of quality."



DEFINITIVELY SCOTTISH, UNIQUELY DEWAR'S

Using Scottish honey harvested near the DEWAR'S distillery in Aberfeldy, Scotland, DEWAR'S Master Blender Stephanie Macleod has taken a uniquely local approach to crafting the first expression of the "Highlander" range. The composition and taste of honey is terroir-driven. Macleod uses honey from local bees, which draw their honey profile from the rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands and the warm, silky texture of Scottish plants. Scottish honey gives DEWAR'S Highlander Honey a unique smooth, buttery composition.

To create the taste of DEWAR'S Highlander Honey, Macleod places Scottish honey into a mesh pouch then infuses it with other natural flavors into DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL. The blend is then filtered through oak cask wood chips. Beyond enhancing the treasured characteristics of DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL, the DEWAR'S Highlander Honey infusion process also maintains the desired 40% alcohol by volume.

HOW TO ENJOY

"The Drinking Man" will appreciate the versatility of DEWAR'S Highlander Honey. It is perfect on the rocks, in a chilled shot drink to enhance the Scottish honey notes, or in a cocktail. A DEWAR'S Highlander Honey & Cola showcases the perfectly mixable nuances of the blend.

NEW HIGHLANDER RANGE, SAME COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION

The launch of DEWAR'S Highlander Honey and the new DEWAR'S "Highlander" range of products demonstrate DEWAR'S pioneering innovation. Committed to raising the standard within the industry, the House of DEWAR'S has established a wide range of historic accolades. DEWAR'S is the most awarded blended Scotch whisky in the world. DEWAR'S was one of the first distilleries to double-barrel age, also known as "marrying," its Scotch whisky blends. This process first created by Master Blender AJ Cameron and still followed today, involves placing newly created blends back into vintage oak casks for a second period of maturation, creating remarkable smoothness and depth of character.

DEWAR'S Highlander Honey will be available nationwide in April 2013 at fine wine and spirits retailers with a suggested retail price of $23.99 per 750 mL bottle. More information is available via www.Dewars.com.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky–10 Years, 12 Years, 15 Years, 18 Years, 21 Years

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Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky–10 Years (43% ABV, 750 ml), 12 Years (43% ABV, 750 ml), 15 Years (43% ABV, 750 ml), 18 Years (43% ABV, 750 ml), 21 Years (43% ABV, 750 ml), distilled, matured, and bottle by Lang Brothers, LTD.

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The Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky Aged 16 Years

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The Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky 16 Years – 46% ABV, 750 ml, strictly limited to 9000 bottles.

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Ballast Point–Single Malt Whiskey, Bourbon Whiskey

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Ballast Point–Single Malt Whiskey (46% ABV, 750 ml), Bourbon Whiskey (46% ABV, 750 ml); California Small Batch, aged 4 years in virgin American oak barrels.

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Glenmorangie Announces Cask Masters - Where fans can help create the next Limited Edition

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NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/jm/ -- Glenmorangie is proud to announce the launch of 'Cask Masters,' an innovative program inviting fans of Scotland's Favorite Single Malt Scotch Whisky around the world to help shape a brand new Glenmorangie limited edition. Consumers will be able to join Dr. Bill Lumsden , Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie Company, to a five stage journey where their opinions and votes will determine the development of the new single malt scotch whisky for release in late 2014. The winning dram will be chosen from three different aging outstanding whiskies that are nearing the end of their maturation in various casks at The Glenmorangie Distillery. During the 18 month program consumers will be able to:

  • Vote for their favorite of the three maturing whiskies
  • Be involved in the naming of the new product
  • Help decide the packaging and design
  • Choose the photographic style that will bring the new expression to life
  • Win the chance to attend the global launch event & help select its location

Participants will also be able to win prestigious prizes including a VIP visit to The Glenmorangie Distillery and a trip to the country of origin of the oak cask in which the winning whisky has been matured.



Dr. Lumsden has already revealed his selection of the three rare whiskies to a group of leading international whisky experts, who have all independently offered their initial views on his selection. Their tasting notes are available on the Glenmorangie Cask Masters website, www.glenmorangie.com/caskmasters, to guide participants and shed light onto the unique venture.

Dr. Bill Lumsden explained, "This is a very bold move for us – for years we have listened to fans of the brand and their views and reactions to the whiskies we have introduced. "Now it's their turn to become truly involved and I hope as many whisky aficionados as possible around the world will be able to join in and enjoy each stage of this exciting journey.

Maxime Balay , Senior Brand Manager of Glenmorangie, added, "This is the natural next step for Glenmorangie. We have always been at the forefront of innovation regarding our whisky creation so now we are simply leveraging crowd sourcing's immense capabilities to make it more accessible for our consumers. Instead of keeping the whisky creation process behind closed doors, Cask Masters allows us to harness the enthusiasm and passion of our Glenmorangie aficionados and reward them with an insiders' pass to the lengths we go to craft our whisky."
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bulleit Bourbon Partners With Emerging Director To Reveal Untold Story Of American Outlaws

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/jm/ -- Westerns may depict the days of yesteryear, but their cultural relevance continues to appear at the forefront of film, music and entertainment. Jeymes Samuel and Bulleit Bourbon this past week debuted the latest interpretation of the American outlaw in They Die By Dawn – a short film that Samuel wrote and directed.

The partnership with Samuel launches an on-going commitment by Bulleit Bourbon to collaborate with emerging artists in film, art and music, who similar to its Founder Tom Bulleit , are passionate about making their visions a reality. Since establishing the Bulleit Distilling Co. in 1987, Tom Bulleit and his Bourbon (which now includes Bulleit Rye and Bulleit 10 in addition to the original) have won a series of prestigious awards, captured the imaginations of mixologists nationwide and created numerous programs that champion the promotion of responsible drinking, a topic very close to Tom Bulleit 's heart.

At the core of this venture was Samuel's desire to bring an untold story to life with an all-star cast, including Giancarlo Esposito , Isaiah Washington , Michael K. Williams , Rosario Dawson and Jesse Williams . Set in Langston, Okla., They Die By Dawn follows four African American outlaws blazing the western frontier to capture the group's collective bounty.

"It was important that every element of this film be as accurate as possible in bringing the stories of Nat Love and Ben Hodge to life," said Samuel. "Bulleit Bourbon was an integral piece to the film because it embodies the true spirit of that time period as everything from its legendary bottle to the fabled story of its roots aligns with the spirit of the Wild West."

Earlier this year, Samuel also visited the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Kentucky, where he spoke with Tom Bulleit and captured footage to create a first-of-its-kind look at one of America's most beloved frontier whiskies. Samuel will turn his experience in Bourbon country into a two-minute short showcasing how both he and Tom Bulleit , visionaries in their own respective fields, defied the odds to resurrect unexplored elements of the past and bring them to a mainstream audience.

"Collaborating with an entertainment pioneer like Jeymes has introduced Bulleit to an audience captivated by creativity at the highest level," said Bulleit. "We look forward to showcasing the story of our brand – both past and present – through the digital short and film."

After premiering at SXSW, Samuel and Bulleit Bourbon took to New York City with an exclusive screening.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Iowa Shine Corn Whiskey… On A Cloudy Day

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When we received the bottle of Iowa Shine Corn Whiskey from the folks at Iowa Distilling Company, it couldn’t have come at a better time. The cloudy, cold, skies of winter and the never-ending snow have us here at JustMalt.com seriously wishing for a little of sunshine and warmth. Well, we got our wish in a bottle of corn whiskey. 
We tried the whiskey three ways –neat, over ice and in a whiskey sour.


Neat – Iowa Shine is clean, bright with an unmistakable hint of corn sweetness like a corn nut. We especially loved the alcoholic warmth after a day of shoveling snow and the nutty nose.  
Over Ice – This was our least preferred method, but we blame our ice cubes. 

Whiskey Sour - As recommended on their website and because we were craving a little taste of summer, we decided to taste Iowa Shine with a little lemon juice and sugar. This was definitely our preferred method. If you are seeking a drink that tastes like sunshine and feels like sunshine in your stomach, this is it. And I’m not sure if it was the Iowa Shine or the brightness of an almost full moon overhead, but as we all sipped on our whiskey sours, I found myself singing “I’ve got Iowa Shine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I got the month of May… ”
And there you have it, folks. If you are looking for an aged single malt whisky, this is not the whiskey for you. And Iowa Shine makes no apologies for that. It proudly states on the flask-shaped bottle that this is not an aged or mature whisky. It is double distilled, pure and raw. But if you’re looking for a little warmth and sunshine a cloudy day, well, you just might find it in a bottle of Iowa Shine.

Thanks to the folks at Iowa Distilling for sending us the bottle of Iowa Shine. We had a lot of fun trying this whiskey, and we will certainly continue to enjoy it with our friends and family.  

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Rare Balvenie 50 Year Old Scotch Comes to Quebec

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2013/jm/) -

On March 28, Quebec will receive the last bottle of The Balvenie 50 Year Old released in Canada. As one of the most extraordinary whiskies to ever come out of The Balvenie distillery, The Balvenie 50 will be released to Montreal's Signature SAQ, retailing for $49,400. This bottle is one of only 88 to ever be produced, and will be one of the last remaining for sale in the world.

Last November, the first of only two bottles distributed to Canada sold in Vancouver. The coveted single malt scotch sold within minutes of its release, to a local whisky aficionado.

The Balvenie 50 Year Old was released in 2012 to honor and celebrate the 50 year anniversary of The Balvenie distillery Malt Master, David Stewart, the industry's longest standing Malt Master and an industry wide master and innovator in the field. Balvenie takes pride in using traditional methods and quality craftsmanship combined with the innovations of the industry's most revered Malt Master, David Stewart.

"Quebec was a natural market for this very exclusive quality variant we had on offer," says European Whiskies Brand Manager for William Grant & Son's, Beth-Anne Thomas. "The local audience has an appreciation for the craftsmanship and quality we are so proud to be able to offer to the Canadian market."

The Balvenie Fifty was matured in a European oak sherry hogshead, rarely used today in whisky making. Under the watchful eye of David Stewart, the spirit slowly matured into an outstanding single malt Scotch whisky over the past 50 years. The particularly long maturation has created a wonderful fragrant and floral whisky, which is velvety sweet with a beautifully balanced combination of sweet citrus notes and gentle hints of honey, spice and oak. With an ABV of 44.1%, the nose is fragrant and floral with fruit and oak lusciously intermingled. The finish is velvety smooth with a delicious citrus sweetness.

The Balvenie Fifty is presented in a hand blown glass bottle surrounded by a wooden case, created by Scottish craftsman, Sam Chinnery, from Scottish grown timbers including Banffshire Elm grown on The Balvenie site. 

For more information on The Balvenie: www.thebalvenie.com.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Irishman Handcrafted Irish Whiskey

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The Irishman Handcrafted Irish Whiskey – 40% ABV, 750 ml, single pot still, single malt whiskey, matured and aged in bourbon infused barrels.

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Wolfhound Irish Whiskey

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Wolfhound Irish Whiskey – 40% ABV, 750 ml.

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Banshee Premium Single Grain Irish Whiskey

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Banshee Premium Single Grain Irish Whiskey – 40% ABV, 750 ml.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wigle Organic Rye Whiskey

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Wigle Organic Rye Whiskey – 46% ABV, 375 ml.

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75 South Blended Whiskey

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75 South Blended Whiskey – 40% ABV, 1.75 L.

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Deerhammer Deviations Rye Whiskey

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Deerhammer Deviations Rye Whiskey – 48% ABV, 750 ml.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Corsair American Malt Whiskey–Hooligan, Maple Wood Smoked, Firebreak, Efreet, Firehawk, Hydra, Naga, Salamander, Wildfire, Smoke on the Water

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Corsair American Malt Whiskey–Hooligan (50% ABV, 750 ml), Maple Wood Smoked (50% ABV, 750 ml), Firebreak (50% ABV, 750 ml), Efreet (50% ABV, 750 ml), Firehawk (50% ABV, 750 ml), Hydra (50% ABV, 750 ml), Naga (50% ABV, 750 ml), Salamander (50% ABV, 750 ml), Wildfire, Smoke on the Water (50% ABV, 750 ml).

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Corsair–Grainarchy 13 Grain Bourbon Whiskey, Backburn American Rye Whiskey, Skullcap American Rye Whiskey, Mulberry Smoke American Rye Whiskey

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Corsair–Grainarchy 13 Grain Bourbon Whiskey (46% ABV, 750 ml), Backburn American Rye Whiskey (50% ABV, 750 ml), Skullcap American Rye Whiskey (50% ABV, 750 ml), Mulberry Smoke American Rye Whiskey (50% ABV, 750 ml).

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Whiskies of the World Expo San Francisco Announces Lineup

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2013/jm/

The Whiskies of the World Expo today released the exciting line up of brands participating at this year’s event, which will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013, on The San Francisco Belle, Hornblower Yacht (docked).

Now in its 14th year, the Whiskies of the World Expo gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience the art of whisky. A San Francisco favorite, the Expo is adding new and exciting details to the evening to make sure that this is the event of the year.

From the biggest brand names to small hard to find boutique whiskies, there will be a spirit to suit everyone’s taste. In addition to incredible spirits from every corner of the world: as close as California to as far as France, India, Australia and Taiwan, the Expo will also feature seminars conducted by world famous Master Distillers and Brand Ambassadors. Many of the seminars are specially created for this year’s event:

Steve Beal (Master of Whisky, Diageo: Single Malts): “Going for the Gold – You be the Judge”.
Michael “Mickey” Heads, David Blackmore (Ardbeg): A tale from a Distillery Manager's Taste of View”.
Simon Brooking (Laphroaig): “Islay Neònach – Islay Rare”.
Ian Chang (King Car Kavalan): “Whisky Making in Exotic Terroir”.
Brendan Coyle (High West Distillery): “Whiskies: A Scientific Art”.
General Cigars: (Ed Trevino): “Cigars and Whisk(e)y – A Perfect Pairing.”

Guests will also enjoy a full buffet dinner, mixology demonstrations, Celtic crafts, whisky pairing with artisanal foods such as premium chocolate, organic jerky, sustainable seafood, handcrafted cheese, and chutney, a live Pipe and Drum Concert and more, including some surprises. In addition, the Expo will allocate the top deck for Cigar and Whisk(e)y pairing-a standing out component of the event.

VIP tickets cost $150 (sold out) and General Admission tickets cost $120. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.whiskiesoftheworld.com.

Brands Exhibiting are:

WHISK(E)Y
8 Seconds
Bushmills Irish whiskey
Canadian Club
Clontarf Irish whiskey
Collingwood
Corsair Artisan
Craft Distillers
Crown Royal
Greenore Irish whiskey
High West
Irishman
Masterson's
Old Potrero
Pendleton
Revel Stokes
Templeton Rye

SCOTCH AND OTHER MALT WHISKIES
Aberlour
Amrut Indian whisky
AnCnoc
Ardbeg
Ardmore
Balblair
Bastille
BenRiach
Big Peat
Blackadder
Bruichladdich
Cu Dhub
Double Barrel Blended Scotch
Douglas Laing
English Whisky Company
Famous Grouse
Glen Grant
GlenDronach
Glenglassaugh
Glenmorangie
Gordon and MacPhail
Highland Park
Isle of Arran
Isle of Skye
Johnnie Walker
Kilbeggan
Kilchoman
King Car Kavalan Taiwanese Whisky
Knappague
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Leviathan II
Muirhead's Silver Seal
Nikka Japanese whisky
Oban
Old Pulteney
Royal Thistle
Samaroli
Stalk and Barrel
Sullivans Cove
Talisker
The Glenlivet
The Glenrothes
Tomatin
Tyrconnell

BOURBON
Baker's
Balcones
Basil Hayden's
Booker's
Buck
Bulleit
Clyde May's
Early Times
Four Roses
George Dickel
Hirsch Small Batch Reserve
Jefferson's
Johnny Drum
Knob Creek
Maker’s Mark
Noah's Mill
Old Forester
Rowan's Creek
Russell's Reserve
Willett Distillery
Woodford Reserve

ARTISANAL
Bendistillery
Cabin Fever
Frapin Cognac
Hophead
Junipero Gin
King’s Ginger Liquor

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TheWhiskeyPlace.com Invites Customers to Join Its Single Malt Scotch Members Club for Premium Discounts

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NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /jm/ -- The Whiskey Place, an online liquor retailer that sells scotch and more at http://www.TheWhiskeyPlace.com, is announcing the launch of its new Single Malt Whiskey Members Club. Customers who join now will receive a special bottle of single malt scotch each month at an affordable cost.



"Shoppers who buy single malt on a regular basis may be interested in our new Single Malt Whiskey Members Club deals. Becoming a member can cost as little as $50 per month, and we'll send you a bottle of one of our finest distillations every four weeks. For connoisseurs of other liquors, such as American whiskey and vodka, we have a Bourbon Members Club and Vodka Members Club as well," said Moshe Zimmerman , CEO of the scotch retailer.

Individuals who wish to sign up for the Single Malt Whiskey Members Club have four cycle options to choose from: the six-month cycle, the nine-month cycle, the 12-month cycle, and the ongoing cycle. Each month, members will receive a bottle of single malt scotch in the mail; those under the ongoing cycle will receive a bottle every month until they choose to cancel their subscriptions. The service is convenient and saves members time, money, and resources, while also providing the surprise of a new, top distillation every few weeks.

Three membership levels are available for each cycle: Standard, Gold, and Platinum. Under the Standard membership, available for just $50 per month, customers will receive a bottle of single malt scotch within the $50 price range. Gold members, who pay only $75 per month, can look forward to a distinguished, brand-name whiskey, while Platinum members receive the most coveted bottles at $125 per month. Regardless of which membership level individuals select, they are sure to enjoy the premium selection of liquors from the Glenlivet scotch retailer.

The 12-year Aberlour is one example of a whiskey that a Standard member may expect to receive. The top-tier liquor has a full amber color with a sherry aroma and a subtle nuttiness. It also has a full palate with a hint of blackcurrant and a medium body. Available in 750ML bottles for just $49.99, the whiskey is one of many that an individual in the Single Malt Whiskey Member Club can expect to see at their doorstep.

For more information about The Whiskey Place, and to see more special deals, visit the company online at http://www.TheWhiskeyPlace.com. To speak with a scotch expert, call 877-944-6440. The Whiskey Place is also active on social media sites such as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheWhiskeyPlace and Twitter at http://twitter.com/TheWhiskeyPlace, and it maintains a Macallan scotch blog at http://www.ScotchWhiskeyBlog.com.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Black Velvet–Toasted Caramel Flavored Whisky

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Black Velvet–Toasted Caramel Flavored Whisky – 35% ABV, 750 ml.

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