Something very Magical from Bowmore Distillery

The following email from Bowmore Distillery arrived in my mailbox this morning: "Towards the end of this month we will announce a particularly extraordinary and precious new Bowmore. There are but a few distilleries that have had the honour of nurturing something so rare and we are extremely excited to shortly unveil it to our friends around the world… Until then, we leave you with a taster of something magical." Included was a link to the video below. In the meanwhile we can try figure out what they are up to......

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Laphroaig Live 2012 from Germany

When I returned from Germany today where we've visited the "Weinfest" in the Mosel Region I found an email from John Campbell of Laphroaig Distillery in my mailbox about Whisky Live which will be held on 27th September. Laphroaig Live will be broadcasted live from Germany during Oktoberfest in Bavaria. Last year the annual Laphroaig Live event was held in Sydney and the year before from Harvey's bodegas in Andalusia Spain. So Laphroaig returns to Europe and they will join the popular celebrations of Bavarian beer, which dates back to 1810.

John Campbell: "Despite the very different end results, those familiar with the whisky making process will know that prior to distillation, whisky is essentially beer. We’ll be exploring the similarities between them, and sampling some local beer that has been matured in a Laphroaig barrel. We have also collected wood chips from one of our barrels that will be used to smoke some German sausages for the event, the perfect accompaniment to Laphroaig beer. continue reading.....

4 Islay Malts in the Diageo 2012 Special Release Series

Diageo has announced its Single Malt Scotch Whiskies to be released in limited edition this autumn in the Special Releases series. All are at natural cask strength. As usual, the series embraces some exceedingly rare and therefore increasingly sought after single malts from the dwindling stocks of long-silent distilleries alongside expressions from familiar and less familiar working distilleries, but at unusual ages.

Four single malt releases are Talisker 35 year old, Auchroisk 30 year, Dalwhinnie 25 year old and Brora 35 year old. The four Islay single malt releases this year are:

The eight Single Malt Whiskies of the 2012 Special Release Series

Caol Ila 14 year old
From a batch made only once a year,: the 7th limited release of unpeated Caol Ila, the first at fourteen years old, also the first ‘sherried’ Caol Ila released in this series. From 1st fill ex-bodega European Oak casks filled in 1997. Price £66

Lagavulin 12 year old
Eleventh in a series of special 12 year old releases from the original distiller’s stocks. Vatted from refill American Oak casks, each at least 12 years old. Price £71 Continue reading....

Beautiful 1932 Colour Postcard of Lagavulin Distillery Islay

I came across a beautiful colour printed postcard of Lagavulin Distillery, one of the three "Kildalton Distilleries" on Islay. The postcard had some wear and marks so I used some Photoshop magic to restore the image to the best of my knowlegde. What is left is a beautiful postcard with a postmark "Port Ellen Islay 4th July 1932".

Lagavulin Distillery Postcard July 1932

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