New Zealand wants clean sweep in Whisky Test Match series Nov28

New Zealand wants clean sweep in Whisky Test Match series...

Mon 26 Nov 2012 source: http://www.whiskymag.com/news/18188.html New Zealand wants clean sweep in Whisky Test Match series New Zealand will be hoping for a clean sweep over the UK in an Autumn International Test Match series with a difference that concludes in London on Monday. Fresh from stunning triumphs over Scotland and Wales, the New Zealand Whisky Company is taking on St George’s distillery in the final of three Whisky Test Matches. The series coincides with the All Blacks tour of Europe. While New Zealand is famed for its rugby side, it has been far less known for its whisky – until now. “Made from some of the purest ingredients on earth, the New Zealand Whisky Company has been picking up awards wherever it goes,” said company spokesman Grey Ramsay. “It is showing some of the world’s most refined whisky palates that there is so much more to a fine dram than what comes out of traditional strongholds like Scotland and Canada.” The New Zealand Whisky Company’s whiskies are also extremely rare, as they come from a distillery that is no longer in production – when it closed in 1997, it was the last distillery left in the country. The remaining stock was set aside to mature and sweeten in a South Island seaside village. It is now being released around the world, to such huge acclaim that plans are afoot to start production again. The inaugural Autumn International Whisky Test Match earlier this month pitted New Zealand’s Dunedin Doublewood, South Island Single Malt and 1990 Cask Strength against some of Scotland’s most famous brands – Johnny Walker Black, Glenfiddich Single Malt and Ardbeg Uigeadaul. It was a stunning upset as New Zealand emerged the victor with two wins and a tie. Then last week, New...

William Smith & Sons Organic Cider Nov27

William Smith & Sons Organic Cider...

This development creates Australia’s First orchard-based Organic Cider in the heart of the Apple Isle’s horticulture hub, the Huon Valley. This project is to build a high-profile cidery, national beverage brand & long lasting tourism drawcard in the form of a Visitor Centre Cellar Door & Ciderhouse Cafe Bar, attached to the apple-sorting shed, located in the heart of the working orchard. It will be located 25mins south of Hobart in the famed orcharding hamlet of Grove, just north of Huonville. William Smith & Sons will produce Tasmania’s First Organic Cider, & Australia’s first organic cider to be be 100% grown, crafted & packaged on the same property. This will all happen in the HuonValley, to be marketed & distributed nationally and...

Journeyman Distillery...

Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted, and we like that our home reflects that attention to detail. experienceConsulting have been engaged since the outset to advise on the business planning, operational design, establishment and marketing of the Journeyman Distillery. It is one of Greater Chicago’s hottest new destinations, and the Journeyman is one of North America’s fastest growing whisky brands. journeymandistillery.com...

Kingsbarns Distillery...

The proposed Kingsbarns Distillery is situated in the Kingdom of Fife (2011 European Golf Destination of the Year) not far from St Andrews, the home of golf, on the beautiful Cambo Estate overlooking Kingsbarns Golf Links,where the distillery’s Founding Directors Doug Clement and Greg Ramsay, used to caddy together. Our historic and charming, East Newhall Farm Steading consists of a doocot, octagonal horse mill, stables, byres and farmhouse. The farm provides us with the ideal venue to take whisky-making back to its artisan “barley to bottle” origins and reconnect it with the land, back to a time (16th to late 18th century) when farmers themselves would save their spare crops that would otherwise spoil and distill them in small batches in their byres. We have recently been awarded a grant from the Scottish Government through their Food Processing, Marketing & Cooperation Scheme of £557,942. This is a capital grant which provides assistance towards the construction of buildings and purchase of plant and equipment. Securing this grant has attracted an offer we couldn’t refuse, to sell the project and deliver a healthy return to our investors. We are beginning building works in 2014 and hopefully distilling later the same year....

Otago Whiskies Named World’s Best Sep06

Otago Whiskies Named World’s Best...

Source: Otago Daily Times, 6 Sep 2012 Two brands of whisky matured at the towering seaside bond store in Oamaru have been named as the “world’s best” at the Mid-West Whisky Olympics in Michigan. Competing against some of the best known brand-names from Scotland, Ireland and the United States, the 10-year-old Dunedin DoubleWood blended whisky and the 21-year-old South Island Single Malt whisky, both manufactured at the now defunct Willowbank distillery in Dunedin, were named the world’s best blended and single malt whisky, respectively. Read full...