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Glenfiddich is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch
whisky. Its unmistakable character and rich complexity are
the product of more than 120 years of skill, wisdom and
experience. Glenfiddich continues to pioneer new whisky
making techniques such as the unique Solera vat used
in the creation of the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera, the
use of seasoned Caribbean Rum casks for the decadent
Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Reserva Single Malt Scotch Whisky,
and the exciting experimental series starting off with the
world’s first ever Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been
matured and finished in IPA (Indian Pale Ale) beer casks.
For more information visit: www.glenfiddich.com
The Balvenie is a deliciously smooth and honeyed range whisky
because it’s the most handcrafted malt. Nowhere else will you find a
distillery that still grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional floor
malting, employs a team of coopers to tend all the casks, employs a
coppersmith on site to maintain the stills and has the exceptional Malt
Master – David Stewart, MBE.
“Their biggest seller, the 12-year-old Doublewood is meant to be an
entry point of sorts for single malt drinkers. As a veteran of many a dram
of Scotch whisky, I can attest that experienced Scotch drinkers will
enjoy its harmonious blend of sweet, spicy and earthy as well,”
Tony Sachs, The Huffington Post.
For more information visit: www.thebalvenie.com
Generosity and ambition. You just need the right blend.
Finding that balance is the true measure of success.
“To build an unforgettable, spellbinding symphony,
you must first understand how to combine
flavours,” Colin Scott, Master Distiller.
Chivas Regal launched in 1909 and is the world’s
first luxury whisky, considered to be a timeless
classic and renowned for its benchmark quality and
taste, style, substance and exclusivity. A truly global
brand, Chivas Regal has been integral to the growth
of the Scotch whisky category worldwide and today
sells in more than 150 countries across the globe.
The Chivas Regal range includes Chivas 12, Chivas 18, Chivas
Mizunara, Chivas 25 and the pinnacle of the range, Chivas Regal
In 2014, Chivas Regal announced the addition of a fifth permanent
distribution: local drinks specialist media expression in the Chivas Regal
family, Chivas Regal Extra, a new blend with a unique richness derived
from selective maturation in rare ex-sherry oloroso casks.
In 2016, Chivas Regal launched Ultis. The essence of who we are, in
honour of the five generations of Chivas Regal Master Blenders, hand
selected from five Speyside distilleries. The brand’s first blended malt
Scotch whisky containing five precious signature single malts.
For more information visit: www.chivas.com.au
VANGUARD LUXURY BRANDS
Michter’s celebrates an extraordinarily rich heritage that
traces back to 1753, years before America’s Declaration of
Independence. The company is 100 per cent family-owned.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, the heart of the American
whiskey industry, the Michter’s whiskey program is led by Master
Distiller Pam Heilmann, who spent 15 years at Beam Global before
joining Michter’s, working with Master Distiller Jerry Dalton.
Michter’s uses various production methods including:
• Air drying the wood used in the construction of barrels, up
to 36 months, in order to enhance the natural properties of
the wood and allow for better flavour.
• Toasting barrels prior to charring them to make the wood’s
sugars more accessible.
• Using a barrel entry proof of 103 proof (51.5 per cent ABV) rather than
the industry standard 125 proof (62.5 per cent) for smoother flavour and
• Utilising heat cycling to raise and lower the temperatures in the barrel
warehouses, allowing the whiskey to absorb more rich flavour from the
natural sugars in the wood.
• Adopting the best individual filtration technique for each of its offerings
rather than using the same filtration method for all of its whiskey.
There are four core Michter’s whiskies available: US*1 Sour Mash Whiskey, US*1
Unblended American Whiskey (aged in second-use Bourbon barrels to achieve a
rich and unique flavour profile), US*1 Single Barrel Straight Rye and US*1 Small
Batch Bourbon (typically composed of no more than two dozen barrels).
From time to time there are also limited lines such as 10 Year Rye, 10 Year
Bourbon and 20 Year Bourbon, but these never last long.
For more information visit: www.michters.com
Dewar’s is famed the world over for quality blended whiskies
and a flair for innovative advertising and promotions. Today
Dewar’s is the fifth largest blended whisky brand in the world,
and the top selling Scotch Whisky in the USA.
It was John Dewar’s dynamic sons, John Alexander
and Tommy Dewar, who made Dewar’s an international
success. The brothers also founded the Aberfeldy Distillery
in 1898, the physical and spiritual home of Dewar’s, which
to this day produces the Single Malt Whisky that lies at the
heart of every Dewar’s blend.
Thanks to the exceptional skill of Master Blenders,
Dewar’s Whisky has become the most awarded blended
Scotch whisky in the world. With more than 900 awards to
its name and the longest continuous royal warrant.
The Dewar’s Whisky portfolio also includes: Dewar’s 12
year old Blended Scotch Whisky; Dewar’s 15 year old
Blended Scotch Whisky, Dewar’s 18 year old Blended
Scotch Whisky; Dewar’s 25 year old Blended Scotch Whisky.
Each of the Dewar’s premium blends are double aged for extra
smoothness. This means the whiskies are carefully aged, then blended and
aged again for up to six months to marry the liquid together. Our Master
Blender, Stephanie McLeod, was recognised as the Master Blender of the
Year at the 2018 Icons of Whisky Awards.
For more information visit: www.dewars.com
WORLD WHISK(E)Y DAY
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