Great whisky from one of the oldest, and still family-run, distilleries

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Glenfarclas 12yr is a great everyday dram.

Nose: honey, spice with hints of Tobacco.
Pallet: rich, warming with a buttery note.
Finish: long with toasted oak.

Rating 89

Fantastic whisky and I expect great things from this distillery in the future. They now have Callum Fraser as distillery manager, one of the best in the industry.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May you live all the days of your life.

Love this simple quote by Jonathan Swift.

And quite simply from us here at Whisky Guild,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Sláinte!

At this Thursday’s event in NJ…

Join The Glenlivet Brand Ambassador Craig Bridger as he leads a tasting of all 6 expressions of The Glenlivet core range. This Master Class is the perfect opportunity to see just how diverse the products being created at The Glenlivet distillery are these days … from The Single Malt That Started It All.

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NJ Whisky Guild Classic Pour List for March 13… start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early with us!

Get your tickets now before they’re gone… go to http://www.whiskyguild.com or call 877-3-WHISKY!

Aberlour 12
Aberlour 12 Non Chill-Filtered
Aberlour 16
Aberlour 18
Aberlour A’Bunadh
anCnoc 12yr
Balblair 2002
Balvenie 12Yr Doublewood
Balvenie 14Yr Caribbean Cask
Balvenie 17Yr Doublewood17
Bayway World of Liquors – The Whisky Peddler Selections
Bayway World of Liquors Wine Selections
Benromach 10
Benromach Organic
Benromach Peat Smoke
Black Grousehp18
Brenne French Single Malt
Brugall 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar Rum
Celtic Honey Liqueur
Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey
Copper Fox Rye
Cutty Sark Prohibition
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey Finished in Vermouth Barrels
Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania White Rye
Dutch’s Spirits Peach Brandy
Dutch’s Spirits Sugar Wash Moonshine
Famous Grouse
George Dickel NO. 1 White Corn Whisky * NEW RELEASE
George Dickel NO. 12 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel NO. 8 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Barrel Select
Glenfiddich 12Yr
Glenfiddich 15Yr Solera
Glenfiddich 18Yr
Gordon & MacPhail’s Mortlach 15 Year
Green Spot Irish Whiskey
Highland Park 15yr
Highland Park 18yr
Hudson Baby Bourbon
Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
Hudson Manhattan Rye
Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey
Jameson Gold Irish Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery’s Barrel Aged Black Hearts Gin
Journeyman Distillery’s Bilberry Black Hearts Gin
Journeyman Distillery’s Buggy Whip Wheat Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery’s Featherbone Bourbon
Journeyman Distillery’s Humdinger Jalapeno Spirit
Journeyman Distillery’s New Zealand Single Malt
Journeyman Distillery’s Ravenswood Rye Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery’s Red Arrow Vodka
Journeyman Distillery’s Silver Cross Whiskey
Journeyman Distillery’s W.R. White Whiskey
Knappogue 14 Year Old Twin Wood Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Knappogue 16 Year Old Twin Wood Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Laphroaig 10 Year
Laphroiag 18 Year Old
Laphroiag Quarter Cask
Laphroiag Triple Wood
Longmorn 16
Lost Distilleries Auchnagie
Lost Distilleries Gerston
Lost Distilleries Stratheden
Macallan 15yr
MacPhail’s Bunnahabhain 8 Year
Michter’s US*1 American Whiskey
Michter’s US*1 Bourbon
Michter’s US*1 Rye
Michter’s US*1 Sour Mash
Monkey Shoulder Triple Malt
Old Pulteney 12yr
Old Pulteney Navigator
Organic Vintages Wine
Pine Barrens Single Malt Whisky
Powers John’s Lane Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 12 Irish Whiskey
Redbreast 21 Irish Whiskey – New Release to the US
Rough Rider Bull Moose Three Barrel Rye Whisky
Rough Rider Straight Bourbon Whisky
Scapa 16
Speyburn 10yr
The Glenlivet 12
The Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve
The Glenlivet 18
The Glenlivet 21
The Glenlivet Nadurra
The Knot Irish Whiskey
Tullamore Dew “Phoenix” Cask Strength Limited Release
Tullamore Dew 10Yr Single Malt
Tullamore Dew 12Yr
Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky
Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky – Blue Top
Whisky Guild Private Collection Selections

*list is subject to change without notice

These brands will be at our NJ tasting event on March 13… you don’t want to miss this folks!

Lost Distilleries
The Glenlivet
Aberlour
Scapa
Longmorn
Angle’s Envy
Glenfiddich
Balvenie
Hudson
Monkey Shoulder
Tullamore Dew
Michter’s
Dickel
Laphroaig
Old Pulteney
Balblair
Dad’s Hat
Journeyman
Benromach
Brenne French Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail
Highland Park
Macallan
Cutty Sark Prohibition
Black Grouse
Famous Grouse
Brugal 1888
Speyburn
anCnoc
Hanky Bannister
Wasmund
LiV Vodka
Rough Rider
Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky

Stay tuned… There are more to come!
The specific pour list will be announced very soon.

Here’s a little teaser… Tullamore Dew Phoenix… yes, you read it right ladies and gentlemen… the Phoenix will rise at Whisky Guild’s NJ event in March!

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Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is Unveiled by Diageo

Diageo officially unveils the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company – a new project determined to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world and share them with discerning adult fans. “The whiskey warehouses and rickhouses these spirits come from are special places filled with the incredible smells of seasoned oak, rough textures of weathered wood and amazing tastes of precious liquid,” said Ewan Morgan, Master of Whiskey for DIAGEO.  “It’s every worker’s dream of finding that forgotten barrel of delicious whiskey and sharing it with their friends.  That’s exactly what we’re doing.”

The first two spirits to be released from the company will include the 20-year-old Barterhouse Whiskey and the 26-year-aged Old Blowhard Whiskey. Barterhouse Whiskey (SRP: $75) stocks were discovered in old warehouses at the famed Stitzel-Weller facility in Louisville, Ky. Rumor has it warehouse workers have already begun lining up for the first taste of this beautiful whiskey with a soft nose reminiscent of warm spice, biscuit and buttercream. The whiskey’s mellow taste includes notes of roasted grain, charred oak and a brown sugar finish.

Old Blowhard Whiskey (SRP: $150) was also found at Stitzel-Weller. At 26-years-old, the whiskey contains exuberant, rich flavors with undertones of smoke and honey followed by a gentle finish – dry and spicy with a hint of orange peel. Old Blowhard Whiskey is meant to be sipped slowly and best enjoyed among gregarious friends and unyielding debates.

Both whiskies are hand-bottled with love in Tullahoma, Tenn., and are expected to begin appearing on select shelved throughout the U.S. in March 2014 under strict allocation due to limited supply.

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Celebrate your lover of whisky – and your love of whisky – this Valentine’s Day!

Need a unique gift for your love on Valentine’s Day? Or treat yourself, dammit, you deserve it!

With over 100 whiskies to be sampled at our tasting events, you will fall in love over and over again…

We make it easy…
You get the tickets immediately via email, just print, and wrap! (Hint: chocolates and flowers are nice too!) Visit whiskyguild.com to purchase tickets or call 877-3-WHISKY.

Use discount code ‘whiskylove‘ to receive 15% off your ticket purchase through Valentine’s Day! (We’ve got your back up until the very last minute!)

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Glenmorangie Companta

Glenmorangie Companta
Rating 84

Nose: big ruby grapefruit , oranges, chocolate, pepper, plums, almonds, red apples and with underlying earthy notes.

Palate: spicy and sweet to strong oakiness, chocolate, nutmeg, brown sugar.

Finish: long with spice and pepper with that Glenmoragie orange zest.

Nice Whisky, not my favorite Glenmoragie but very interesting.

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