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Tomorrow's News from Loch Fyne Whiskies

This is the latest whisky news from Loch Fyne Whiskies - The World's Most Respected Scotch Whisky Merchant. From our wonderful whisky shop in Inveraray we specialise in Scotch Single Malt Whisky and also stock a large range of blends, vatted, grain and whisky liqueurs including our award winning Loch Fyne Liqueur. Worldwide mail order service at LFW.CO.UK

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

 

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Thursday, 4 February 2010

 

Arran Releases 2010

Arran have announced the following releases for 2010:

The Arran Malt - Icons of Arran #2 – Rowan Tree (late March)
The Arran Malt 1999 Vintage – 15th Anniversary Bottling (June)
The Arran Malt Cask Finishes – Port, Sauternes and Amarone (July)
The Arran Malt 14 Years Old – replacing 12yo (August)
The Peated Arran (September)

Thursday, 21 January 2010

 

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX is the first release from the Private Collection, a range of limited edition guest expressions released from Dr. Bill Lumsden’s private collection.

More info here...

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

 

Springbank Releases 2010

Springbank have announced their forthcoming releases for the coming year (release dates subject to change)...

Springbank 12yo Claret, limited to 9000 bottles (January 2010)
Springbank 18yo, limited to 9000 bottles (January 2010)
Springbank CV (January 2010)
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength (March 2010)
Hazelburn 12yo,  limited to 4650 bottles (August 2010)
Kilkerran Work in Progress 2, limited to 15000 bottles (May 2010)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

 

Bruichladdich Links Vancouver

The 11th release of the Bruichladdich Links series will be available soon.

'Vancouver' is limited to 6000 bottles at £45.50

Full info here...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

 

Octomore 2.2

The 4th version of Octomore to be released: Octomore 2.2 due December

LFW price £79.90 inc vat

Full information here...

Friday, 9 October 2009

 

Glenrothes John Ramsey



'This limited edition of only 1,400 bottles will stand as John’s legacy to The Glenrothes.'
RRP £699
Full info here...

 

Balvenie 17yo Madeira



'Exceptionally rich luxurious aromas translate into an equally rewarding flavour of spice and dried fruit'
RRP £70
Full info here...

 

Highland Park Magnus

***UPDATED*** Now expected to be released late January 2010...

Sold out and will be strictly allocated. A 12yo and a 18yo due later in 2010.


'A cask strength, the style is similar to 12yo, but slightly darker with more of a sweet smoky taste and less rich dark fruit flavours.'

RRP £75

Full info here...

Thursday, 17 September 2009

 

New Dalmore's



Coming soon...


Dalmore 18yo - RRP £85
infosheet...

Dalmore 1981 Amoroso - RRP £399
infosheet...











 

Jura Prophecy


Coming soon...


A new limited edition yearly release of a peaty Jura - RRP £50
infosheet...



 

Auchentoshan 1978

Coming soon...
Bourbon cask matured 30yo cask strength limited to 480 bottles.
RRP £355
infosheet...

 

Gold Bowmore

Coming soon...
1964 Vintage, 44yo matured in Bourbon and Oloroso casks.
The 3rd and final limited edition 'colour' release (Black, White and Gold).
RRP £3000
Priority will be given to those customers who bought the Black and White Bowmore's from us.
Full info here...

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

 

Bowmore Tempest

A 10yo cask strength coming soon...
Full info here...

Monday, 7 September 2009

 

Bruichladdich Black Art

Black Art is now on its way to us but we only have a very small number available for sale as most are pre-ordered.

 

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

A very limited quantity is due to be released on 21st September.
We expect this to be all pre-sold but a further release is expected later in the year.
Limited to 1 bottle each.
Now all pre-sold.
infosheet...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

 

Glen Garioch

Coming soon... a new range and packaging from Glen Garioch.

'Leading with the 1797 Founders Reserve at the heart of the range, Glen Garioch will periodically release hand select individual casks. Launched as ‘Single Batch Releases’, this year will see Glen Garioch 1990 Vintage and the Glen Garioch 1978 Vintage will join the 1797 Founders Reserve.'

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

 

Kilchoman 3yo

Due mid September and limited to 10,000 bottles.

Matured for 3 years in bourbon barrels and a further 6 months in oloroso sherry butts.

Available in very limited numbers from 10th September RRP £45.00

Limited to 2 bottles per person.

A further release is expected in November.

 

New Bruichladdich info...

17yo Rum Finish
PX & Fino Finish
Organic
Infinity 3
Black Art
X4+3
PC8
Classic (on-trade only initially)

 

Arran Peacock

Coming soon...

Full info here

Friday, 7 August 2009

 

Glengoyne 40yo ***updated***


'Glengoyne Launch Limited Edition 40 Years Old Highland Single Malt
UK Launch August 09

For the first time in its 175 year history, award-winning Glengoyne Distillery is to release its oldest, most valuable, and very best, Highland Single Malt: the Glengoyne 40 Years Old.

The embodiment of Glengoyne’s famed unpeated and authentic ‘Real Taste of Malt’, the natural strength 40 Years Old Highland Single Malt is regarded by the distillery to be one of the finest whiskies they have ever produced. Its superior quality and flavour reflecting Glengoyne’s long standing commitment and enthusiasm for their craft and heritage.

Every detail of the design and presentation of the Limited Edition Single Malt was carefully considered to reflect the outstanding character and craftsmanship of the Glengoyne 40 Years Old. Even the producer of the stunning hand blown crystal decanter, Glencairn Crystal, a well-respected independent Scottish family company, was specially selected for its shared values with Glengoyne.

The shape of the crystal decanter creates a strong visual feature of the 40 Years Old Single Malt’s dark copper colour, complemented by gold engraving. Each decanter’s individual number, engraved in the base, is accompanied by an etching of Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, reflecting up through the malt itself.

The 11 times lacquered piano-finished solid oak wood presentation box, complete with gold plates on the front and hand-stitched cream leather interior, further reinforces the excellent quality and showcases the rich, natural colour of the 40 Years Old Malt. An accompanying cream leather and gold foil traditionally bound book, personally signed by Distillery Manager, Robbie Hughes, provides tasting notes and detailed background on Glengoyne’s long and illustrious history as an independent distillery since 1833.

With a nose of red apples, crème brulee and strawberries and cream, the Glengoyne 40 Years Old offers a complex and oily mouth feel of ripe bananas, spiced plums, honey and cereal, before drying into grapefruit and soft oak, with a long and lingering dry finish.

From August just 250 crystal decanters of this unique and treasured Malt from Glengoyne’s rare whisky reserves will be available from specialist whisky outlets in the UK and worldwide, Domestic RRP £3,750.

Stylish diamond display plinths, designed to complement the bottle design and create maximum standout, will also be used to showcase the Glengoyne 40 Years Old in opinion-leading international luxury outlets.

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world and has been distilled at Glengoyne distillery since 1833. The 40 Years Old Highland Single Malt joins a multi gold award-winning range, which includes the Single Malt 10 Years Old, 12 Years Old Cask Strength, 17 Years Old and 21 Years Old, as well as a number of limited edition single casks released each year.'

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

 

Tamnavulin 16yo

Expected to be released at the end of 2009 and limited to 1000 bottles

 

Glenfiddich 15yo Distillery Edition

Coming soon...

'Non chill-filtered & bottled at 51% ABV

Matured in American & European oak casks & Oloroso sherry casks, married the matured malts for Distillery Edition in Glenfiddich’s unique oak marrying tuns.

Boasts a deep, golden barley colour, floral aroma is punctuated with hints of black pepper & vanilla.'

RRP £35.99

Friday, 31 July 2009

 

Black Art and X4+3

full info on Bruichladdich Black Art here...

full info on Bruichladdich X4+3 here...

Thursday, 30 July 2009

 

PC8

Full info sheet here...

Monday, 27 July 2009

 

Arran 10yo

A new version of the popular Arran 10yo will be available soon with a bit more sherry wood influence. This will be presented in a tube rather than a box.

Friday, 24 July 2009

 

GlenDronach Single Casks

Due mid August

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

 

New Laddie Photos

These are all due during Summer 2009:




















Monday, 13 July 2009

 

New from Bruichladdich

Bruichladdich have announced a few forthcoming releases for the summer:

17yo Rum Finish RRP £53.99
Classic 3ppm multi vintage bourbon casked RRP £33.99
Sherry Classic 3ppm multi vintage mix of sherry types RRP £33.99
Infinity 3rd Edition 20ppm Multi Vintage, refill sherry/Tempranillo 50% RRP £43.99
X4+3 3ppm, bourbon, 63.5%, 15,000 bottles worldwide RRP £49.99
Organic 5yo, 3ppm bourbon casked, 15,000 bottles worldwide RRP £39.99
1992 17yo Fino 3ppm bourbon/fino sherry RRP £55.99
1992 17yo Pedro Ximenez bourbon/PX sherry RRP £55.99
1989 Black Art 19yo 3ppm, 51.1% Bourbon Ace’d assorted French Wines RRP £79.99
Port Charlotte 8yo 40ppm packaged in 6 different tins 60.5% 40ppm RRP £66
Octomore II 140ppm RRP £79.99

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

 

Glenglassaugh Spirit


Arriving soon - Glenglassaugh Distillery have released ‘The Spirit Drink that blushes to speak its name’ to celebrate 6 months of production.The new spirit has been matured in former Californian wine casks for 6 months, and has taken on a rich fruit nose and taste and a dramatic rosé hue.



Monday, 22 June 2009

 

Bunnahabhain Toiteach



'This single malt embraces a powerful proposition: the foundation for a variation on the famous Bunnahabhain single Islay malt Scotch whisky. What if a touch of smoke from our peated malted barley was introduced in the distillation process? The Islay character is quite distinctive from that of the Bunnahabhain single malt , known for its gentle taste. Toiteach (pronounced Toch Chach - so that's clear then) means 'smoky' in Gaelic, reflecting the seeming contradiction that this peaty paradox represents.
 
This special bottling offers the connoisseur an opportunity to try something truly unique and beguiling in nature. The liquid has been masterfully distilled and quietly matured at the distillery, never for a moment leaving Islay during this process.

Tasting Notes:
 
Appearance: A light golden hue glows from within.
Aroma: Charming peatiness with a subtle nose, prickling strength emanates from the dram.
Palate: Immediate warming peaty flavours drift towards a slightly sweet sherry influence with delicate peppery notes.
Finish: Good robust length with extremely pleasant aftertaste- beautifully peated Bunnahabhain single malt for the discerning palate!'
RRP £50 and extremely limited.

Friday, 12 June 2009

 

Old Pulteney 30yo

due soon RRP £250

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

 

Jura Paps

On their way...

 

Kilkerran

Due early June

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

 

Glengoyne 40yo


Limited to just 250 bottles with a RRP of £3750 and available in July.
Each will come with a correspondingly numbered leather book and will be housed in a stunning solid oak lacquered box with real stitched leather interior and plinth.



Tuesday, 14 April 2009

 

Ardbeg Supernova

On its way to us...

Thursday, 2 April 2009

 

Tomintoul 14yo

Coming soon RRP £32.00

 

Glencadam 30yo

Coming soon RRP £191.00

Friday, 13 March 2009

 

Springbank 18yo ***UPDATED***


Expected to be bottled next week and with us soon after.

***UPDATE***

With us Monday 23rd March and is selling fast on pre-order.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

 

Dalmore 50

On it's way:

Dalmore 50

•1868, first filled to wood on 10th June 1868
–“Racked” to sherry wood 28th August 1880 and again on 5th October 1891
•1878, first filled to wood on 18th February 1878
–Racked to sherry wood on 30th April 1890 and again on 28th April 1908
•1922, first filled to wood on 4th March 1922
•From the above 3 casks were “racked”
–26/13r being racked on 1.5.1926
–26/14r racked on 20.7.1926
–26/61r racked on 18.8.26
–all 3 were then re-racked to a single, unique butt on 5th September 1977 then finally put in glass/bottle 17.2.1978
•1926 ,
•1939, 2 casks filled on 30th March 1939 & 22nd December 1939
–Bottled to glass as a 52 yo on 28th Oct 1991
•All the above whiskies have been assessed, fused and harmonised and are an integral part of The 50

•Bottled at 52.7% abv
•Filtered at ambient temperatures to retain maximum mouth feel and character
•10 cl Crystal Decanter
•Crafted card presentation gift box
•Decanter secured with cork stopper for transit
•Crystal stopper for luxury presentation
•191 decanters released



 

Jura Delme Evans

On it's way:

Isle of Jura Delme Evans Special Edition

•Produced in honour of William Delme-Evans who re-designed the Jura distillery in 1956
•Distilled 1st November 1988 – Re-racked from American White Oak into a Europa Oloroso Sherry butt. Originally 68.4%V bottled at 59.98%V
•COLOUR – Deep mahogany gold.
•NOSE – Rich and nutty. Silky notes of intense marzipan and ripe Seville oranges followed by crushed almonds, sweet bananas and mangos, with whispers of treacle toffee.
•PALATE –Melodies of citrus fruits, rich caramel and dark Colombian coffee releasing more distinguished notes of aged Oloroso sherry and marmalade treasures.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

 

Macallan Lalique 55yo


We've managed to source some more of this second release, due soon.
RRP £6000


Tuesday, 3 February 2009

 

Bunnhabhain 16yo Manzanilla Finish



Due next week is this cask strength offering limited to just 3792 bottles at 53.2% priced around £66.50.





Tuesday, 27 January 2009

 

Ardbeg Supernova

The Ardbeg Committee bottling sold out instantly but in late May it will be on general release in new packaging (and probably at a higher price) at 100ppm.

Also, last years Committee bottling, Corryvreckan, will be on general release from September replacing The Beast.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

 

Springbank Releases 2009

Springbank have now announced their new releases for 2009:
January: Springbank Wood Expression 11yo Madeira
March: Springbank 18yo (limited initially but eventually will become part of their core range)
July: Springbank Vintage 2001 Batch 1
July: Hazelburn 12yo
August: Hazelburn 8yo
Summer: Kilkerran 'Work in Progress' (1st annual release)
November: Campbeltown Loch 30yo (2nd release)
Most of these will be strictly allocated

Thursday, 11 December 2008

 

Glencadam


Some new Glencadam's due...


A 10yo and a new 15yo at 46% abv and a wonderful limited edition 1983 25yo single cask.





Tuesday, 9 December 2008

 

Octomore

We've managed to secure some more Octomore (due next week) - first come first served on pre-orders.

Friday, 5 December 2008

 

Macallan Rankin 30yo


Due early in the New Year...
RRP £799



 

The Peated Arran

Very limited release of a Single Bourbon Cask distilled Nov 04 and bottled Nov 08 due with us very soon.
RRP £55

infosheet...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

 

Scapa 16yo

Due to replace the now discontinued 14yo

Thursday, 27 November 2008

 

Bruichladdich

News has reached us that Octomore, X4 and Golder Still will now be available in the second half of December (Octomore is all pre-sold).

Monday, 17 November 2008

 

Campbeltown Loch 30yo

The new Campbeltown Loch 30yo blend is being bottled today and so should be with us very soon.

Friday, 14 November 2008

 

Port Ellen 9

It has now been confirmed that there will be a 9th Release of Port Ellen next Autumn, this time it will be a 30yo (and yes, we already have a very long waiting list for it).

Thursday, 13 November 2008

 

Talisker 57 North

Coming soon...

Talisker 57 Degrees North bottled at 57% abv.

Official Tasting Notes
Appearance: Deep Gold
Nose: Struck matches suggest a volcano’s imminent eruption with seaweed marking high water on the shore.
Palate: At full strength an intense, smoky hot attack explosively evokes the rugged, raw volcanic power that formed the Isle of Skye’s famous Black Cuillins.
Finish: The classic Talisker finish, intensified – oily, medicinal, tingling and peppery.

 

Glenfiddich 1977

On its way...
An ultra limited edition (just 21 bottles for the UK and 482 in total) of single cask Glenfiddich 1977 bottled at 54.1% abv


Official Tasting Notes:
Colour - Dark amber
Nose - A rich and complex aroma with deep, sherry notes (raisins, dates, sultanas) and a beautiful oaky sweetness. Addition of a little water releases a vibrant spicy character with hints of vanilla, butterscotch and polished leather.
Taste - A wonderful balance of rich oak notes and sweet, fruity spice. Initially very intense with lots of oak tannin and mouth-coating wood flavour. After a few minutes a subtle vanilla sweetness and gentle fruity character develops (baked apple, rhubarb, ripe pears). The layers of flavour continue to unfold over a very long period meandering from oak to sweet to fruity to spicy and back again.
Finish - Very long and lingering with a warm, sweet afterglow.

Friday, 7 November 2008

 

New Laddies

Lots of new Laddies due soon... (links go to info sheets)

2001 Vintage
16yo First Growth wine casks
Golder Still 23yo
Octomore
DNA 36yo
X4

going fast as pre-orders.

 

Laphroaig Cairdeas

On its way...

A special bottling for this years Islay Festival, bottled at 55% abv and a mix of ex-Bourbon and over-aged Quarter Cask barrels, combined with 2 barrels of Laphroaig 17yo.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

 

Bruichladdich X4

Due end of November...

download info sheet

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

 

White Bowmore

on its way...

 

Auchentoshan 50yo

on its way

 

Glenfarclas 105 40yo

Confirmed on its way to us for real this time!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

 

Bruichladdich 16yo

Coming soon: Bruichladdich has released an all American Classic with French royal family and a revolutionary war connections - The Bourbon 16

 

Balblair 1965

Soon to be released a very limited bottling of Balblair 1965 52.3%abv.
Just 350 numbered bottles available and only approx 45 in the UK priced at around £1200

 

Diageo Special Releases UPDATE


All the Diageo Special Releases mentioned earlier should be with us some time next week.

Also, in November, look out for a very limited edition (500) luxury Talisker 25yo gift pack priced at around £200 (pictured).

Monday, 13 October 2008

 

Glen Ord 12yo

Soon to be discontinued but we will get The Singleton of Glen Ord to replace it.

Friday, 10 October 2008

 

Glenfarclas 105 40yo

Glenfarclas 105 40yo is now on its way to us and due next week

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

 

Port Ellen 8th Release

With the imminent release of Port Ellen 29yo please note that we have totally sold out our allocation and none will be available for general sale.
If you have pre-ordered with us we will be contacting you once the stock is received.

 

Ardbeg 10yo & Mor

The new version of Ardbeg 10yo should be with us very soon and Ardbeg Mor which sold out instantly when it came in last month should be back again by the end of October.

 

Deanston & Ledaig

Deanston 12yo & Ledaig Sherry are now obsolete.

With regards Deanston 12yo there will be a new pack available in November although this will increase in price. The new bottling have a new pack and will be unchillfiltered at a strength of 46.3%

Ledaig Sherry will no longer be produced.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

 

Diageo Special Release Photos





Tuesday, 30 September 2008

 

Diageo Special Releases 2008

Diageo have announced the imminent release of their Classic Malts Selection Special Releases 2008:

Brora 28yo, 56.3%, Distilled in 1983 or earlier, less than 3000 bottles at a RRP of £175
Caol Ila unpeated 8yo, 64.2%, Distilled in 1999, 5664 bottles, RRP £43
Glen Elgin 16yo, 58.5%, Distilled 1991, 9954 bottles, RRP £52
Lagavulin 12yo, 56.4%, Distilled 1996, RRP £50
Linkwood 26yo, 56.9%, Distilled 1982, Port Wood Finish, 1260 50cl bottles, RRP £130
Linkwood 26yo, 54.5%, Distilled 1982, Rum Finish, 1260 50cl bottles, RRP £130
Linkwood 26yo, 55.5%, Distilled 1982, Sweet Red Wine Finish, 1260 50cl bottles, RRP £130
Port Ellen 29yo, 55.3%, Distilled 1978. 6618 bottles, RRP £180
Talisker 25yo. 54.2%, Distilled 1983, 6708 bottles, RRP £132
Talisker 30yo, 49.5% Distilled 1978, less than 3000 bottles, RRP £205

Monday, 29 September 2008

 

Collectors' Loft

New Collectors' Loft now available online

Thursday, 25 September 2008

 

Laphroaig 1981


Look out for the new vintage of Laphroaig 27yo, this time from 1981, due with us in the next few days.


Only 948 bottles available in total (and only 300 in the UK).


Priced at £450.00, last year's release sold very quickly.

 

Spirit Safe Auction


SOMETHING DIFFERENT, (you don't get this from other whisky shops).
FOR SALE - THE SPIRIT SAFE FROM GLENLOCHY DISTILLERY - A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS WHISKY FAN!


(More pictures here)
The safe lies here in Inveraray and the owner would like to see your bids for it, (starting at £2,000), to place a bid email us at ship@lfw.co.uk, we will reply giving you a bidder reference, then keep checking the linked page to see if your bid is still top. No closing date at present, and no obligation to sell. Go take a look it is magnificent!!

(How do we know where it's from, the chap who bought and developed the old distillery in Fort William also owned Inveraray's Argyll Hotel, he sold the safe to the current owner, we hope to have some more provenence for the buyer soon).

Thursday, 18 September 2008

 

Update


Lots of new arrivals since the last update:


CC BALMENACH 1990/18YO

CC BANFF 1976/32YO

DT PITTYVAICH 1979/29YO

DT MACDUFF 1969/39YO

DT GLENURY ROYAL 1984/23YO

DT MOSSTOWIE 1975/33YO

OB ARDBEG MOR 4.5 LITRE

OB MACALLAN '1990'/18YO

OB BRUICHLADDICH WAVES

OB BENROMACH ORIGINS

OB JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL KING GEORGE V

Friday, 8 August 2008

 

Bottling of the Year 2008


ANNOUNCEMENT!!


Finally decided on our bottling of the year! It was whittled down from either Ardmore OB or An Cnoc 16 to Ledaig CC 1990.

All three are worthy of the accolade but the Ledaig wins on unusualness of taste and the unexpected suggestion.

The better sell of the three, our customers are very happy with it.


 

New from The Laddie


4 new limited release offerings from Bruichladdich:


18yo 2nd Edition

21yo Oloroso Cask

1998 Oloroso Cask

1998 Manzanilla Cask

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

 

A trio from the house of Tomatin...


A wonderful Antiquary 30yo blend plus Tomatin 30yo and 40yo.

Friday, 4 July 2008

 

New releases


Lots of new whiskies have arrived since the last blog including:

Highland Park 40yo
Highland Park 30yo (new style)
Arran Bourbon Cask
Bruichladdich Links Torrey Pines
Bruichladdich Links Birkdale
Springbank 1997 Batch #2
A new range from Auchentoshan
Tomintoul 1976
Ardbeg Renaissance
Hankey Bannister 40yo
Balvenie 1976
Benromach Clipper Lat 57 2nd Release

Plus a great big book: Ardbeg - A Peaty Provenance

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

 

Malt Whisky Flavour Map

THE RIGHT WHISKY FOR YOU

As of now Loch Fyne Whiskies is to employ the Malt Whisky Flavour Map that has been developed by Dave Broom and the experts at Diageo.

Within our Browse & Buy section grid references are starting to appear against bottlings which, when checked against the Flavour Map, quickly demonstrates how Light or Rich and how Smoky or Delicate a whisky is compared to ones you already know, so now you can explore LFW.co.uk (and the LFW Stock List) with more confidence. Whiskies that appear towards the outer edges of the Flavour Map will tend to have more single-minded character. The more a whisky moves towards the middle of the Flavour Map, the more it tends to have a combined balance of flavour characteristics.

Over the next few months we will be adding more references to make this a truly comprehensive resource.

Download new Stock List A4 version, A3 version

Oh! And see you at the Loch Fyne Whisky Bar at RockNess this weekend! And BBC Good Food next week, busy or what?

Thursday, 15 May 2008

 

Bladnoch 6yo range

Just received the new range of 6yo whiskies from Bladnoch.

This is whisky distilled by the new owners and is meant as a pre-cursor to a standard 8yo bottling in a couple of years time.

3 styles available to suit all tastes: Sherry Matured, Bourbon Matured and a Lightly Peated expression. All are bottled at cask strength.
Tasting notes coming soon.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

 

BBR bottlings


3 new bottlings from Berry Bros added to stock today:

A very limited Port Ellen, a rare St Magdalene and a grain from Girvan

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

 

Macphunn #2 and a 40yo Springbank


Two superb new whiskies today.

The second release of Macphunn 18yo and a Regis Whisky Mad very limited bottling of 1968 40yo Springbank - just 98 bottles are available.

Also G&M's Rare Old St Magdalene has great new packaging with a pad fronted box.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

 

New Longrow's


The eagerly awaited new releases from Longrow are now with us: CV and 18YO.


The 18yo is stricly limited and so a maximum of 2 per person.

Monday, 17 March 2008

 

New Jura and a fancy Dalmore

The new Jura 18yo and Dalmore King Alexander III
Whyte & Mackay have evidently got a new agency responsible for their on pack copywriting, either that or the chap who restrains Richard Paterson's verbiage has topped himself.


Wednesday, 27 February 2008

 

Arran Sassicaia

A limited edition bottling (5760 bottles) of 8yo Arran finished for a further 9 months in Sassicaia Italilia wine casks.

Plus a new single Sherry cask Arran and their Gold cream liqueur which now contains malt whisky from Arran.


Friday, 22 February 2008

 

Signatory Springbank 1970


Another lavish presentation of a very inviting looking whisky from Signatory (and further evidence that Mr Syminton is colour blind)

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

 

Port Ellen and Bladnoch




Two new bottlings from Bladnoch today:

Port Ellen 25yo cask 2037 from the Bladnoch Forum and Bladnoch 15yo Sheep label at 55%abv.




Tuesday, 19 February 2008

 

anCnoc 16yo

A very well balanced dram on nose and taste with the An Cnoc style and power of a Big Hairy Highlander.

Round and mellow on the nose with citrus fruits and vanilla (Yankee oak) and liquorice (allsorts).

The mouth experience is sensational, immediately spreading to all parts in excellent balance, a significant pause then a huge warmth with a typical An Cnoc ginger swallow reminiscent of the fabled 21yo.

A very long hot spicy finish.

Ace whisky suited for a Clynelish fan or similar.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

 

Longrow Gaja Barolo


According to Cezanne - who still does the calligraphy in Campbeltown - this is 5.5 years in a refill bourdon and 1.5 in a fresh Gaja Barolo barrel a mere 12,120 bottles so [ahem], don't delay.
Straight from the bottle it's pretty grim, let it breath for 10 minutes sudoko or something.Once settled this is definitely one for the 'silly' peaty fans, a big powerful aroma of peat and used sump oil (from a grocery van).
To taste the wine hits first then the balance spreads over the tongue revealing malt and peat, a quiet swallow and long peppery finish.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

 

Blue Hanger 30yo 45.6%alc.

New in to the shop today is a wonderful vatted (blended) malt, Blue Hanger 30yo.

3rd of the new individual vattings by one of the industry's great noses, Sir Douglas McIvor and well up to the best of his pickings.

Like Doug this whisky has a big oily nose and a faint whiff of spent matches, beguilingly fruity and very engaging.

To taste he is well balanced, slightly hot with a fruity-acetone swallow and a long oaky finish (that last bits not like Doug).

Ace chap and ace whisky.

Monday, 24 December 2007

 

Glengoyne staff Choices


The latest in the staff selection series from Glengoyne:

Robbies, Billy's and Deeks.

Friday, 21 December 2007

 

New Glenmorangie & DTs


Yesterday we added the new 17yo Balvenie Sherry Oak and today we have the new Glenmorangie 18yo in fancy new packaging.

Also in today are some new releases from Duncan Taylor. We have a Brora, Carsebridge, Rhosdhu and a great Rarest of the Rare Blended 33yo whisky containing whiskies from long closed distilleries.

Friday, 30 November 2007

 

Port Ellen


This is the latest single cask bottling by Bladnoch of Port Ellen.


if it's half as sood as their last bottling it should be a cracker.


Priced to be drunk too.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

 

Black Bowmore


We have just taken delivery of the new release of Black Bowmore.
This is the first of a trilogy of new bottlings with a Red and a White to follow.

Friday, 16 November 2007

 

Christmas DEALS!


READY! Come and get it!
Our Christmas Deals can be found here, lots of money off and a free 20cl Clynelish 14yo if you but two bottles from a range of Classic Malts Selection at the bottom of the listing, happy bargain hunting!

Monday, 12 November 2007

 

New Dalmore releases and Ardmore Traditional


New in today are is the new version of Dalmore 12yo plus a 15yo and Gran Reserva expressions. Anyone wanting the Dalmore 64yo at £100,000 should get their order in quick as there are only two bottles available (picture right)!
Also the long awaited Ardmore Traditional from one of our favourite distilleries here at LFW.

Look out later this week for our Christmas DEALS! We have over 100 special DEALS! available until 17th December.

Monday, 1 October 2007

 

PC6


PC6, in 6 different tins highlighting the distillery workers, is now in stock and available either individually or as a full set.

And the final release in the Legacy series also from Bruichladdich.


Thursday, 20 September 2007

 

Port Ellen 7th Annual Release


The long awaited new releases from Port Ellen, Lagavulin and Talisker are now in stock.

Please note that the Port Ellen 7th Annual Release is all sold out and only available to customers who have had their allocation confirmed by us.

Monday, 17 September 2007

 

Black Bowmore 2007 Release

Due at the end of October is a 42yo 40.5%alc bottling of Bowmore.

Distilled on the 5th November 1964 and matured in ex Oloroso sherry casks this is a new version of the legendary Black Bowmore.

Only 827* bottles are available worldwide and only 75 for the UK from the first release with two further releases coloured white and red due later.

We will have a VERY limited amount of this release.

Anyone buying the Black edition from ourselves will be guaranteed to be offered the White and Red editions upon release.

*Confusing as the trade pack says 804 bottles from the casks but 827 bottles available!

 

LFW Whisky Top 10

Our regularly updated best selling whiskies.

1: Loch Fyne Blend - our own award winning whisky.
2: Loch Fyne Liqueur - chocolate, tangerines, oranges and whisky!
3: an Cnoc 1993 - sweet, honeyed and fudgy.
4: Springbank 16yo Rum Wood - citrus, marzipan and very rich.
5: Bruichladdich Infinity II - a peaty Laddie ACE'd in Rioja casks.
6: Caol Ila 1991 - an ace Signatory bottling.
7: Glencadam 15yo - can't get enough of this incredibly fruity whisky.
8: Bladnoch 10yo - Lemons, butter and dairy products!
9: Tomintoul 16yo - our Bottling of the Year 2006, The Gentle Dram.
10: Isle of Jura Superstition - a superb peaty Jura.

Based on sales through LFW.CO.UK and our whisky shop in Inveraray.

 

Glenkinchie new range


Glenkinchie has released a new 12yo and a new Distillers Edition 15yo - both now in stock and available.


From Glencadam we have an official independent bottling under the Montgomerie's label. This has recently won the Scottish Field Merchants Challenge with the 4th highest ever score.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

 

New Glenmorangie range


New in today is the new standard range from Glenmorangie comprising of a new 10yo 'Original', a sherry finished 'Lasanta', port finished 'Quinta Ruban' and a Sauternes finished 'Nectar D'Or'.


Expected later today is the new Springbank rum cask and new Hazelburn.

Monday, 20 August 2007

 

New Bruichladdich, Dalmore and W&M


New out last week was the 6th edition of Bruichladdich Links this time featuring the K Club in Ireland. We also got their fab new 18yo.


Today we have a 40yo from Dalmore along with a 33yo finished in a Cabernet Sauvignon wine cask from Ch Haut Marbuzet.


Also some old aged blends from Whyte & Mackay at 19, 22 and 40 years old.

Friday, 3 August 2007

 

Port Ellen 7th Annual Release

The 7th Annual cask strength official release of Port Ellen is due in the Autumn but as yet we do not know exactly how many bottles we will be allocated.

Last year the 6th release sold out instantly so if you are interested in purchasing a 7th, please register your interest by email to ship@lfw.co.uk.

Please note that this is not a guarantee that you will be allocated a bottle when we receive them but we will let you know as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 31 July 2007

 

Loch Fyne Whisky Bar @ Connect

Sounds like Whisky Heaven.

August 31st to September 2nd, on scenic Inveraray Castle grounds there will be more bands than I can be bothered to count and more drams than may be considered ‘moderation’.

A three day music festival for grown-ups featuring the slightly-greying likes of The Beastie Boys, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain and Bjork (bonkers we know, but a wacko stage show) and my post-punk favourites – The Only Ones (another day another planet).

Who's playing? ConnectMusicFestival.com

Who’s serving at The Loch Fyne Whisky Bar? We are! And a dozen or so other producers will be offering their slow-distilled wares and knowledge in a feast of great music, great food (Loch Fyne Oysters anyone?) and other more obscure entertainments (some quite dark)...

Plans are advanced for an impressive Heilan’ Whisky Chill-out... Watch this space for our news of who’s is taking part from the whisky world and ConnectMusicFestival.com for new acts to entertain you (and buy tickets).

Monday, 30 July 2007

 

New Ballechin and Royal Lochnagar

Despite my less than kind comments on the first release of Ballechin we have sold a very significant amount on the basis of a taste here in the shop, the new variant is more peaty and softer so I suspect it will be another flyer.

The second limited (6,000) release of Edradour’s heavily peated variant, this time entirely matured in a Maderia cask presumably for 5 years (don’t let the age put you off).

The first edition has been very well received on tasting and this has more of what the first had.

More peat, more complexity and more sweetness, a huge mouthfeel.

Those who appreciated the younger Ardbegs will be impressed.

Thursday, 26 July 2007

 

Limited Edition Old Pulteney 1991 57.6%

A very limited edition of this cask strength Old Pulteney 1991 - only 180 bottles available in the UK and we've already opened 1 of them!

'This single cask exudes a warm, golden glow. The bouquet is floral, balancing fruit flavours with a slightly leathery note. It is a full bodied, smooth malt whisky with a long lasting finish.'


Friday, 20 July 2007

 

Our Whisky Top 10

Our regularly updated best selling whiskies. This week the brand new vintage Springbank has flown off the shelves:

1: Loch Fyne Blend - our own award winning whisky.
2: Loch Fyne Liqueur - chocolate, tangerines, oranges and whisky!
3: Springbank 1997 - the new vintage is an ace!
4: Bruichladdich Infinity II - a peaty Laddie ACE'd in Rioja casks.
5: Glengoyne 17yo - perfect for those who aren't keen on smoky whiskies.
6: Glencadam 15yo - can't get enough of this incredibly fruity whisky.
7: Old Ballantruan - the peated whisky from Tomintoul.
8: Glenfarclas 15yo - nutty, slightly peaty, very complex - another ace!
9: Bunnahabhain 9yo - A heavily peated Bunny from Signatory
10: Tobermory 10yo - another unpeated malt.

Based on sales through LFW.CO.UK and our whisky shop in Inveraray.

Thursday, 19 July 2007

 

Tomatin 18yo


New today is a Tomatin 18yo, and late yesterday we got a Scapa 25yo and an Cnoc 1993.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

 

New vintage Springbank

Just in the door is the brand new release from Springbank - a vintage 1997.

Stuart Robertson and Frank McHardy have combined their many years of whisky making experience, and their noses, to selected the casks for the first release of the new Springbank Vintage.

Batch 1 has been exclusively matured in Re-charred Sherry Butts for 10 years and is limited to 11000 bottles.

A glass brimful of aroma, briny and slightly musty - that reminds me of the 1919 - and an oily lemon note.

On the tongue, even neat it is soft and easy drinking, well balanced with a long finish, well done Frank!

An ace, long time since we've had one of them.

Monday, 16 July 2007

 

Bruichladdich


Our second delivery this morning was from Bruichladdich and has their new Links VII Carnoustie, the Ultimate Tasting Pack and a new miniature in their golf course series depicting the 17th hole at St Andrews Old Course.

 

Macallan 30yo

This is the new 100% ex-Sherry cask matured 30 year old Macallan and is now available and in stock..

We're expecting a few new releases this week including Springbank, Dalmore, Jura and a few from Whyte & Mackay so keep an eye out for them.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

 

New Auchentoshan...


Today we have added a very lemony Auchentoshan 16yo cask strength (53.7%) matured in 100% first fill Bourbon barrels.


Also the new style miniature of Bowmore 12yo and a half bottle of Campbeltown Loch NAS.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

 

New arrivals 5th July

A few new additions today:

The first two from a new publishing venture Classic Expressions specialising in facsimile reproductions of primarily whisky books: Smuggling in the Highlands by MacDonald from 1914 and Reminiscences of a Gauger by Pacy from 1873.

A new product on the market: Valt - a five times distilled 100% malted barley Vodka made at Speyside Distillery.

New miniature: Bruichladdich Waves 7yo 5cl

Friday, 29 June 2007

 

The Singleton of Dufftown

SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE!! £22.90
'Perfectly balanced, naturally rich and smooth' according to the front label, which may be so but the real reason why this single malt tastes so jolly good is that it looks sooo good.

Very soft and easy this is an ideal dram for those whose prior whisky experience has not been a happy one but who wants to give it another try.

Personally I struggled to get any flavour from it, but it does look great and I expect to sell shedfulls.

Monday, 25 June 2007

 

Our Whisky Top 10

Our regularly updated best selling whiskies. Again there is a bias towards smoky whiskies.

1: Loch Fyne Liqueur - our award winning whisky liqueur.
2: Loch Fyne Blend - our own award winning whisky.
3: Ardbeg Almost There - the brand new Ardbeg.
4: Scapa 14yo - our Bottling of the Year 2005 and still going strong.
5: Tomintoul 16yo - our Bottling of the Year 2006, The Gentle Dram.
6: Glencadam 15yo - can't get enough of this incredibly fruity whisky.
7: Old Ballantruan - the peated whisky from Tomintoul.
8: Convalmore 28yo - amazing whisky and on a DEAL! too.
9: Inchmoan - a young peaty one from Loch Lomond
10: Glen Isla 28yo - a peaty Glen Keith - very fruity.

Based on sales through LFW.CO.UK and our whisky shop in Inveraray.

Friday, 8 June 2007

 

New Macallan 18yo 1989


New in stock today is the new Macallan 18yo 1989 containing 'whiskies distilled in 1989 and in earlier years.'

'Colour: Light mahogany

Nose: Dried fruit and ginger, with a hint of citrus, vanilla and cinnamon

Palate: Rich dried fruit, with spice, clove, orange and wood smoke.

Finish: Full and lingering, with dried fruit, sweet toffee, ginger and a hint of wood smoke.'

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

 

Whisky Top 10

Our regularly updated best selling whiskies. This time, influenced by the Islay Whisky Festival, smoky whiskies make more of an impression:

1: Loch Fyne Blend - justifiably our biggest seller.
2: Loch Fyne Liqueur - our award winning whisky liqueur.
3: Aberlour a'bunadh - one of the greatest cask strength whiskies.
4: Auchentoshan 10yo - smooth, sweet and creamy.
5: Arran 10yo - Lemony and full bodied.
6: Caol Ila Distillers Edition - Fruit, candy and mellow smokiness.
7: Bruichladdich Waves 7yo - a young peaty Laddie.
8: Ardbeg Almost There - the brand new Ardbeg.
9: Scapa 14yo - our Bottling of the Year 2005 and still going strong.
10: Smokehead - young, peaty and sweet from an anonymous Islay distillery.

Based on sales through LFW.CO.UK and our whisky shop in Inveraray.

Monday, 4 June 2007

 

New Collectors' Loft Announced Today

A new selection of discontinued whiskies has been listed today in our Collectors' Loft.
Highlights include Balvenie 1951 and Kinclaith 1967 with a miniature.

Thursday, 31 May 2007

 

Water carafe back in stock

One of the most handy pieces of whisky hardware you could ever buy is now back in stock.

Also watch out for a new Collectors' Loft being announced very soon...

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

 

New edition of The Scottish Whisky Distilleries


A new hardback edition of this comprehensive guide to Scotland's whisky distilleries.
'Covering all the working distilleries as well as many of the country's lost distilleries, Misako Udo now presents the most thorough and meticulous cataloguing of the whisky industry in Scotland.
Discover some of the trade secrets of Scotland's most famous distilleries as well as information on the history, types of whisky, blends contributed to, full range of single malts and detailed information on washes, casks, visiting hours and much more.'
Hardback 610 pages.

Friday, 25 May 2007

 

Islay Whisky Festival DEALS! announced today

The Islay Whisky Festival is in full swing at Loch Fyne Whiskies with some great DEALS! announced today, including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Laphroaig and Kilchoman. Keep an eye on the DEALS! as they may change during the course of the Festival.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

 

Mitchell's Glengyle Blend

New out and strictly limited to 1 bottle per person is the new Mitchell's blend which contains whisky from Glengyle.
The first few have boxes signed by Frank McHardy and Stuart Robertson.

Also added today is the Auchentoshan 3 Wood miniature and a miniature Blended Malt bottled specially for the 2006 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

 

New Laphroaig

Just in time for the Islay Whisky Festival is a new young Laphroaig from Signatory.
Distilled in 2000, this is a 6 year old un-chillfiltered 46% vol. that replaces the 1999 7yo that was hugely popular with peat fans.

 

New Scotch Whisky releases

Today we have two new whiskies in stock for you.

Firstly a VERY peaty Benromach Peat Smoke from 1st fill Bourbon casks and with phenols of 55ppm!

And also a wonderful Glenrothes 1994 with its signature citrus notes and a little tobacco.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

 

New whisky from Longrow

The new non-vintage 10 year old Longrow is now available in a mandarin orange coloured carton!
For those not familiar with this whisky it is a peaty whisky made at Springbank.

Monday, 21 May 2007

 

New DEAL! on Macallan 21 year old

A special DEAL! on Macallan 21yo Fine Oak - was £117.50 now only £100.00 each - and look out at the end of this week for our annual Islay Festival of Deals for those not able to make it to Islay themselves (where, by the way, you will get the chance to meet Joynson who will try and force a Busty Nail on you!)

Friday, 18 May 2007

 

Barrogill (selected by Prince Charles) and an old Glendronach

New in stock today is the blended malt Barrogill selected by Prince Charles and a 100% Oloroso Sherry cask matured Glendronach 33yo.

Thursday, 17 May 2007

 

St Magdalene cask strength

New in to Loch Fyne Whiskies today is a Murray McDavid Mission Gold Series bottling of St Magdalene 1982 24 years old and 58.3%alc.
This is limited to just 446 bottles in total and has had Additional Cask Enhancement in Vintage Port casks.

Friday, 11 May 2007

 

Our Best Selling Whiskies

Our regularly updated Whisky Top 10:

1: Loch Fyne Blend - justifiably our biggest seller.
2: Loch Fyne Liqueur - our award winning whisky liqueur.
3: Talisker 18yo - recently voted the World's Best Single Malt Whisky.
4: Glencadam 15yo - Andy sells a case or 2 of this (an hour!)
5: Ardbeg Almost There - the brand new Ardbeg.
6: Lagavulin 16yo - classic Islay with an everlasting finish.
7: Linkwood G&M 15yo - a great Speysider.
8: Clynelish 14yo - the boss's fave (if there can be only one).
9: Tomintoul 16yo - our Bottling of the Year 2006.
10: Scapa 14yo - our Bottling of the Year 2005 and still going strong.

Based on sales through LFW.CO.UK and our whisky shop in Inveraray.

Monday, 7 May 2007

 

Glengyle - Kilkerran

CAPTION COMPETITION

Glengyle, Campbeltown's newest re-distillery celebrated it's third birthday at the weekend with press tours and a big party in one of the warehouses.

Presided over by Frank McHardy and his sidekick Stuart Robertson - here posing for our caption competition.

Built by Frank for J & A Mitchell, the owners of nearby Springbank, the revived Distillery is a neat simple affair using two stills scrounged form the old Ben Wyvis Distillery.

We were offered a plethora of samples but unfortunately from an unhelpful range of wine casks so it is difficult to asses the character of the new three year old whisky. So we will pass judgement of a wee sample that was given us in our goodie-bag...

Kilkerran (for that is the trade name for the single malt from Glengyle Distillery), 3yo, 46%:
This is a big, oily and waxy spirit, uncompromising and I suspect typical of the old heavy alleged Campbeltown style. Under all the heavy, wet, coal-smoke is fruitiness, tobacco and brine. The taste reflects it's new-born infancy, with a long weighty sulphur finish.
I look forward to trying it again in a couple of years time.

For those planning ahead, Kilkerran will not be available until it is 8 years old.

Friday, 4 May 2007

 

Alchemist miniature packs

Today we have received the attractively packaged presentation of Alchemist's first four bottlings in miniature.
Containing one 5cl each of:
Highland Park 15yo 46%alc
Calvados 15yo 42%alc
Macallan 14yo 46%alc
Armagnac 14yo 42%

Also a fully updated edition of David Wishart's Whisky Classified book is now available in stock.

Thursday, 3 May 2007

 

Braes of Glenlivet

New in today is a very pale Braes of Glenlivet 1974 32yo 55.7% bottled by Signatory out of a refill butt.

 

Collecting Malt Whisky

A Price Guide - 2nd Edition - Martin Green

A handy reference guide to whisky prices realised at McTear's Glasgow Auction house over the past six years. Should be used judiciously when pricing a collectable, add buyer's premium of 15% and remember it is just one auction house. We need more price info like this, anyone doing one for eBay yet?

Thursday, 26 April 2007

 

Whisky Top 10

Our regularly updated Top 10 selling whiskies:

1: Loch Fyne Blend - justifiably our biggest seller.
2: Loch Fyne Liqueur - our award winning whisky liqueur.
3: Glencadam 15yo - Andy sells a case or 2 of this (an hour!)
4: Arran 10yo - tried a younger expression? Make sure you don't miss this.
5: Old Ballantruan - a great peaty Speysider from Tomintoul.
6: Tomintoul 16yo - our Bottling of the Year 2006.
7: Glenfarclas 15yo - always a favourite.
8: Bunnahabhain 18yo - in store tastings prove this to be a winner.
9: Ardbeg Almost There - the brand new Ardbeg.
10: Auchentoshan 10yo - one of our local whiskies.

based on sales through LFW.CO.UK and our whisky shop in Inveraray.

 

Repackaged Bowmore 12yo

At long last we have the repackaged Bowmore 12yo to compliment the 18yo and 15yo Darkest released late last year.

This was actually our favourite of the 3 when we visited the distillery in February.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

 

New Collectors' Loft published today

We have issued a new Collectors' Loft of old and discontinued bottles today.

Included are a couple of vintage Ardbegs and other Islay rarities along with some old Rare Malts Collection bottlings and more...

We have also the new 1980 vintage of Glen Mhor bottled by G&M.

Monday, 23 April 2007

 

New Whisky Magazine

Issue 63 of Whisky Magazine is now available.

This is their special Awards Issue.

Friday, 20 April 2007

 

New Glenfiddich Toasted Oak

Glenfiddich 12yo Toasted Oak Limited Edition now in stock.

New miniatures just in:
Old Ballantruan (50% peated whisky from Tomintoul Distillery)
Inchmurrin 12yo

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

 

New Glen Garioch 8yo

This is the very first bottling of the spirit which was originally laid down following the reopening of the distillery in 1997.

Glen Garioch had closed in 1995 for a major refurbishment and this 8yo replaces the previous 10yo.

We've also added the new Bowmore 15yo Darkest and 18yo in miniatures.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

 

Highland Park 15yo

Highland Park 15yo now available in stock.

Monday, 9 April 2007

 

New Campbeltown Loch

The latest release from Springbank, Campbeltown Loch 15yo is now in stock.

Friday, 6 April 2007

 

New DEALS!

New DEALS! announced today include:

£10 off Convalmore 28yo
£6 off Teaninich Rare Malt
£3 off Clynelish 14yo
£3 off Glen Elgin 12yo

others include:

£3 off Old Pulteney 12yo
£3 off Highland Park 12yo
£3 off Macallan 10yo

 

New Stock from Duncan Taylor

Linlithgow 1982 cask strength back in stock today plus a new Brora, Glenugie and Glenury Royal.

Also some miniatures back in stock including the Ayrshire.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

 

New Balblair now in stock

3 new vintages from Balblair in fancy packaging.

Amber liqueur is back in stock.

Also issue 28 of the Scotch Whisky Review is now available.

Monday, 26 March 2007

 

ARDBEG Almost There - Now In Stock

The brand new Ardbeg is now available in stock.

Almost There was distilled in 1998 after the reopening of Ardbeg and is the last of 3 releases prior to their new 10yo being released in 2008.

And mighty fine it is too - a good start for Michael Heads!

Thursday, 15 March 2007

 

New Bunnahabhain from Signatory

A new 9yo 46%abv heavily peated Bunnahabhain from a refill butt.

Friday, 9 March 2007

 

New Port Charlotte and Springbank

Just in are some new bottlings from Alchemist:

Port Charlotte 5yo
Springbank 10yo

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

 

Glenturret 14yo

New in stock is the Glenturret 1992 14yo at 59.7%abv.
We've not tried it yet but the tube says:
Bouquet of dried fruit, sweet, spicy, winey, citrus and floral
Palate is fresh, with a smooth elegant finish

and don't forget to check the Scotch Whisky Review for latest industry news:
http://www.scotchwhiskyreview.com/news.htm

Thursday, 1 March 2007

 

New Releases from Signatory

Today we have had a big delivery in from Signatory, so along with some old favourites back in stock we have some cracking new releases at cask strength:

Rare Ayrshire 1975 31yo
Ardmore 1990 16yo
Ben Nevis 1992 14yo
Bunnahabhain 1997 9yo
Laphroaig 1999 7yo
Dalmore 1990 16yo
Mosstowie 1979 26yo

also some miniatures from Signatory back in stock

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

 

Collector's Loft Updated

A new edition of our Collectors' Loft has been updated today with some old miniatures in very limited numbers.

Monday, 26 February 2007

 

Back in stock...

Back in stock today are:

Pittyvaich OB 12yo Flora & Fauna

Brora OB 30yo - 2002 Bottling

Thursday, 22 February 2007

 

New Arrivals

A new Glenturret 8yo and a Scapa 14yo Cask Strength which was previously only available at the distillery are now in stock.

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

 

Miniatures Added

After a quiet few weeks where we took the opportunity to visit Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Springbank, Glengyle and Glengoyne we have now added 30 plus miniatures to the site. Also keep an eye out in the next few days for some old, long departed miniatures that we have found in our stock room! Included are some Springbanks and Singleton's.

Friday, 26 January 2007

 

Kilchoman New Spirit

We've just got our first batch of Kilchoman New Spirit in 5cl miniatures at 63.5%.

This is from the new distillery on Islay and has a peating level of 50ppm but as it is less than 3 years old it cannot be called whisky.

We only have a limited number of these available.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

 

St. Ballantine's Day

Oh! and the next big event after this weekend's Burn's hoolies and what-have-you is the great highland celebration of St. Ballantine's Day; here we have a few cheeky suggestions...

 

Scottish Field Merchant's Challenge

As part of an ongoing LFW.CO.UK development we are starting to attach our Joynson's blind-tasting notes from seven years of the Scottish Field Merchant's Challenge - the whisky competition of which we have the most respect.

Every two months seven shop-keepers, hoteliers and un-noteworthy drunks (i.e. not great ‘experts’ like Jacko or ‘Bible’ Jim) are sent 16 or so numbered samples - we have no idea if they are malts, blend or what.

We assess each one, the numbers are crunched and comments edited by the enthusiast and creator Will Gardner for publication in Scottish Field Magazine. Now his website whiskychallenge.com is live with (so far) the last two years (moderated) results from all the judges, please go and investigate while we start to put Richard's unabridged comments throughout this site.

Monday, 22 January 2007

 

Books updated

Our stock of whisky books has been updated to include many old titles as well as the latest releases.

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

 

Miniatures updated

We have now updated our current stock of miniatures and have added over 100 to our on-line list.

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

 

Hazelburn back in stock!

We have a very limited supply of Hazelburn 8yo 2nd Release back in stock.

 

A Couple of Oldies...

Just added to the site:
Auchentoshan 1962 OB 41yo 40.2%abv
Bowmore 1971 OB 34yo 51%abv

Thursday, 11 January 2007

 

Cheaper Shipping to Sweden

Loch Fyne Whiskies has been described as 'the biggest whisky shop in Sweden' (!) and for many years we have been shipping to Sweden with no problems or disappointed customers. Breakages are guaranteed by us and the number of disappearances is negligible, most are replaced by us.

Two options for shipping to Sweden, Royal Mail Small Air packet and ParcelForce/Schenker.

For three of less bottles the most economic and successful option is Royal Mail, this has a 2kg limit so we send each bottle separately and to avoid interest of 'hostile' parties, two days apart, this has been very successful for many years, and fast - for example shipments sent on Monday tend to be delivered to your door on Friday.

After negotiating a new rate, ParcelForce is now an economic option for four or more bottles, however as a single shipment they are more vulnerable to 'interference'. As of January 2007 we understand the delivery agent is Schenker and that they probably don't deliver to private addresses, they will write and ask you to collect, please let us know how it goes.

Some may prefer to utilise the £10 each / single bottle option for more than three bottles, you have the choice as you check out.

 

FREE Haggis!

UK Customers: After 6 years at £6.90 we have to increase our shipping charge (to £7.50), we held off through the Christmas rush but now have to bite the ParcelForce bullet.
To help ease the pain (ahem) of this we are offering a FREE Haggis* on all UK orders over £65.00 just in time for your Burns Supper!

*whilst stocks last. A real Scotch Haggis, in a skin, in brine, in a tin.Cooking instructions inside paper label. Minimum order £65.00 excluding shipping charge. Deliveries to UK addresses only. Loch Fyne Whisky available here

Wednesday, 10 January 2007

 

Collector's Loft now Live

After over a year off-line a new COLLECTOR'S LOFT* is now live again, a few treats and plenty that's affordable.

*Collector's Loft, our occasional listing of 12 or so discontinued bottles of interest to the seeker of expired rarities, be advised the prices asked are not necessarily competitive, unlike our other pricing thorughout the rest of the site.

Thursday, 4 January 2007

 

Limited Edition Whiskies

As per our previous post the Glengoyne Regis and Bowmore S 1970 are now all sold out - thank you!

 

Limited Edition Whiskies

Well the New Year is now upon us and we are tidying up after the hectic festive period. As such we have found a couple of gems in very limited numbers that came out in the last year or so which we thought had been long sold out:
Glengoyne OB 1990 15yo Regis Mad 58.2%
Bowmore S 1970 34yo 56.6%
First come first served now...

Friday, 29 December 2006

 

LFW at the movies

Catch an interview with Richard on singlemalt.tv and download our free video guide to lfw

Thursday, 28 December 2006

 

LFW Gift Vouchers

You can now buy Gift Vouchers for use against any product either in our Inveraray shop or online at lfw.co.uk
Send them as a gift to a whisky loving friend!

Wednesday, 27 December 2006

 

Secret Stills 27 Dec 2006

Something that slipped through in the autumn - G&M's new non-attributable range starts with a mighty Talisker 50yo and a Cragganmore 40yo...

 

Collectors loft re-opening

Keep an eye out for our Collectors Loft which will be re-opening very soon for online sales of whiskies that are no longer generally available.

Sunday, 24 December 2006

 

New SWR on sale now:

I find myself alone in the upper library, Rogers has gone off to find more air freshener for the dog, leaving me to tackle a new bottle of Caol Ila, unassisted.
I failed on the removal of the tin capsule that protects us from the stopper below.
Have you tried to remove one of these things? Blazes! There is a small 'v' nick about the perforated circumference that the cap manufacturer must have told the bottler makes removal easy - absolute tosh!.....
To get the new (Edition 27/Winter 2006) Scotch Whisky Review and read the rest of these ramblings visit: http://www.scotchwhiskyreview.com/subscribe.html

Saturday, 23 December 2006

 

New SWR on sale now!

I find myself alone in the upper library, Rogers has gone off to find more air freshener for the dog, leaving me to tackle a new bottle of Caol Ila, unassisted.
I failed on the removal of the tin capsule that protects us from the stopper below.
Have you tried to remove one of these things? Blazes! There is a small 'v' nick about the perforated circumference that the cap manufacturer must have told the bottler makes removal easy - absolute tosh!.....
To get the new (Edition 27/Winter 2006) Scotch Whisky Review and read the rest of these ramblings visit: http://www.scotchwhiskyreview.com/subscribe.html

Friday, 22 December 2006

 

Festive Opening

Shop opening times over for Christmas and New Year:
24 Dec: 12.30-5pm
25 Dec: CLOSED
26 Dec: CLOSED
27 Dec: 10am-5.30pm
28 Dec: 10am-5.30pm
29 Dec: 10am-5.30pm
30 Dec: 10am-5.30pm
31 Dec: 12.30-5pm
1 Jan: CLOSED
2 Jan: 12-5.30pm

you can, of course, order at any time online at www.lfw.co.uk!

 

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings to all and many thanks to all our customers for your business throughout the year. We look forward to catering for your whisky requirements in the year ahead.

From all the team at Loch Fyne Whiskies

 

Newsletter 22 Dec 2006

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Thursday, 21 December 2006

 

New Release 21 Dec 2006

New Balvenie Vintage 1972 - only 102 bottles for the UK market

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

 

New Releases 20 Dec 2006

Old Pulteney 17yo
Clynelish S 1973 33yo 54.2%

Monday, 18 December 2006

 

Stock News 18 Dec 2006

Change in Vintage: Balvenie Port Wood 1993
Back in Stock: Bladnoch 10yo, Dailuaine 15yo, Mannochmore 12yo, Mortlach 16yo and Rosebank 12yo

Sunday, 17 December 2006

 

Last chance for Christmas

For delivery in time for Christmas have your order with us on Tuesday 19th, ('Management Consultants' please note: don't leave it till 5.30 please)...

Friday, 15 December 2006

 

New Releases 15 Dec 2006

Balvenie New Wood
Bowmore 15yo Darkest
Bowmore 18yo
Glenfiddich 1973

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