lunes, 21 de mayo de 2018


Dalwhinnie Distillery, situated in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie in Scotland, produces Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Dalwhinnie refers to its own whisky as a Highland Whisky but as it is located within both the Highland and Speyside region it can legally be called either a Highland or Speyside whisky. It is owned by Diageo.

Dalwhinnie - Winter's Gold
Dalwhinnie - Winter's Gold

Dalwhinnie Whisky Escocés - 700 ml
Dalwhinnie Whisky Escocés - 700 ml, 15 años

Dalwhinnie - Single Highland Malt Miniature - 15 year old Whisky
Dalwhinnie - Single Highland Malt Miniature - 15 year old Whisky

dalwhinnie distillers Edition
dalwhinnie distillers Edition

The site for the distillery was chosen for its access to clear spring water from Lochan-Doire-Uaine and abundant peat from the surrounding bogs. Set in splendid mountain scenery, Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland at 1,164 ft (355 m) above sea level. The name Dalwhinnie is derived from Gaelic word Dail Chuinnidh, which means meeting place, referring to the meeting of ancient cattle drovers' routes through the mountains.
1897: John Grant of Grantown-on-Spey, George Sellar of Kingussie, and designer Alexander Mackenzie, also of Kingussie and already a designer of a distillery there, put up an estimated £10,000 to build the Strathspey Distillery at Dalwhinnie between the Great North Road and the Highland Railway.
1898: In February production begins but by the summer the venture was already in liquidation. In October A. P. Blyth buys the distillery for his son and renames it Dalwhinnie announcing ‘considerable improvements on the building and plant’.
1905: The largest distillers in the U.S.A., Cook and Bernheimer, buy the distillery at auction for just £1,250. Many fear the take-over of the Scotch whisky industry. A huge warehouse in Leith blends Dalwhinnie with other whiskies ‘to suit the American palate’.
1919: Prohibition hits America. Dalwhinnie returns to Scottish hands; they are those of Sir James Calder, chairman of Macdonald Greenlees, also blenders in Leith.
1926: Macdonald Greenlees is itself acquired; by the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL). Dalwhinnie gains its fifth owner in under thirty years and is licensed to James Buchanan and Co. (famous for the Black and White and Buchanan blends).

Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky (1 x 0,7 l)

1934: A fire in the early hours of February 1st closes the distillery for four years; perhaps coincidentally this is also the year in which electricity first comes to the village, replacing paraffin lamps.
1937: As rebuilding continues, winter snowdrifts 20 ft (6.1 m) high hamper work.
1938: After four years Dalwhinnie re-opens in April, rebuilt and refreshed…
1940: …and shuts again, in common with most distilleries, as a result of wartime restrictions on their use of barley.
1961: The wash stills are converted to steam heating from a coal-fired boiler.
1968: The maltings cease production. Barley is now brought in from specialist maltsters for greater control over peatiness and alcohol yield.
1969: British Rail closes the distillery’s private siding; Dalwhinnie whiskies now leave for the south by road.
1972: Oil-firing replaces coal as modernization continues.
1987: The distillery becomes part of United Distillers. United Distillers was a Scottish company formed in 1987 combining the businesses of Distillers Company and Arthur Bell & Sons, both owned by Guinness. During a modernisation of the Dalwhinnie plant the traditional worm tubs were removed and shell and tube condensers installed.
1989: Dalwhinnie 15 year old becomes one of the Six Classic Malts of Scotland.
1991: New visitor centre opens.
1994: Dalwhinnie is confirmed by the Met. Office as having the coldest average recorded temperature (6.0 C) of any inhabited region in Scotland and probably the U.K.
1995: Distillery refitted. Traditional worm tubs are reinstated, having been removed several years earlier.
1997: Diageo was formed in 1997 from the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan and Dalwhinnie became part of the drinks giant’s portfolio.
1980: The Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1980 is released; a second maturation in Oloroso sherry seasoned casks brings out still more depth of character.
1998: A special centenary bottling of Dalwhinnie 15 year old commemorates Dalwhinnie’s 100th anniversary.
1999: Dalwhinnie 15 Year old and the Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1981 are both awarded Monde Selection Gold Medals.
2004: Dalwhinnie 15 year old wins a Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
2009: Dalwhinnie 15 year old wins Gold (Best in Class) International Wine & Spirit Competition.
2010: Dalwhinnie Manager’s Choice 1992 is released. Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition wins Gold in the Scotch Whisky Masters 2010 Highlands and Islands Special Edition
2015: Dalwhinnie Distillery Visitor Centre is awarded 5 Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board
2016: Dalwhinnie 15 year Old wins Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016. Dalwhinnie Distillery is awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. Dalwhinnie Distillery is awarded Gold Level in the Keep Scotland Beautiful – National Award for Environmental Excellence.
2017: Dalwhinnie Distillery is awarded “Best Distillery Tour” 2017 by Drinks International

Dalwhinnie 70Cl 1996
Dalwhinnie 70Cl 1996

1997 Dalwhinnie Oloroso (bottled in 2014)
1997 Dalwhinnie Oloroso (bottled in 2014)

Dalwhinnie 25 Jahre Special Release 2012 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 x 0.7 l)
Dalwhinnie 25 Jahre Special Release 2012 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 x 0.7 l)

Whisky: Das kleine Buch (Hallwag Allgemeine Einführungen)
Whisky: Das kleine Buch (Hallwag Allgemeine Einführungen)

Royal Lochnagar

Royal Lochnagar distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery based on the Abergeldie Estate on Royal Deeside, in the Highland whisky producing area of Scotland. It is close to the mountain Lochnagar.

Royal Lochnagar 12 Years
Royal Lochnagar 12 Years
The first Lochnagar distillery was burnt down in suspicious circumstances in 1824 and a replacement again burnt down in 1841. In 1845 John Begg built the "new" Lochnagar.
The distillery was awarded its Royal Warrant in 1848 when John Begg invited Prince Albert to visit the distillery from the nearby Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s residence in the Highlands. The next day the distillery was visited by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children.
Today Royal Lochnagar is owned by Diageo, and the distillery produces a relatively small amount of whisky, most of which is used in Johnnie Walker black and blue label.

Royal Lochnagar - The Managers Dram - 1996 10 year old Whisky
Royal Lochnagar - The Managers Dram - 1996 10 year old Whisky

Royal Lochnagar - Selected Reserve (old bottling) - Whisky
Royal Lochnagar - Selected Reserve (old bottling) - Whisky

Whisky - Royal Lochnagar 12 Años 70 cl
Whisky - Royal Lochnagar 12 Años 70 cl

Royal Lochnagar - Highland Single Malt (old bottling) - 12 year old Whisky
Royal Lochnagar - Highland Single Malt (old bottling) - 12 year old Whisky

Royal Lochnagar mini-diseño de chapa Post tarjeta - 8 x 11 cm con diseño Retro de la placa de Metal tin sign
Royal Lochnagar mini-diseño de chapa Post tarjeta - 8 x 11 cm con diseño Retro de la placa de Metal tin sign
Brander's Guide to Scotch Whisky Whiskey

The Making Of Scotland: A Comprehensive Guide To The Growth Of Its Cities, Towns And Villages


Vat 69 is a Scotch blended whisky created by William Sanderson & Son Limited of South Queensferry, Scotland, now part of Diageo.


Vat 69 - Blended Scotch Whisky - 700 ml

William Sanderson was born in Leith, Scotland January 27, 1839. He started an apprenticeship with wine and spirituous liquors producer Matthew Buchan at the age of 13. By 1863, he already owned his own business producing liqueurs and whisky blends. In 1880, his son William Mark joined the business and persuaded his father to bottle various blends of whisky.
The iconic Vat 69 bottle with its bulbous neck was introduced to the market and was not changed for the next hundred years. In 1882, William Sanderson prepared one hundred casks of blended whisky and hired a panel of experts to taste them. 
The batch from the cask (or “vat”) with number 69 was judged to be the best, and this provided the whisky's brand name. The whisky was at first bottled in port bottles. In 1884, Sanderson bought the Glen Garioch distillery which was situated in the middle of a barley field. The distillery was meant to ensure the delivery of grain whisky.
Sanderson took care that there were always new products to be blended, because DCL, which was a strong society at that time, controlled such a large amount of the production that it had a huge influence on the supply of the competing company. For this reason Sanderson, together with Usher and Bell, founded a company to produce grain whisky, which still exists today as the North British Distillery. Sanderson sourced a few malt whiskies used to blend VAT 69 from a friend, John Begg, who owned the Royal Lochnagar distillery. When Begg died, Sanderson became director of Begg's distillery. In 1933, Sanderson's company merged with Booth's Distilleries, which merged again with the DCL-Group in 1935.
In autumn 1980, "Vat 69 Reserve" from the House of Sanderson had its world première in England.
Despite its name, it is not a vatted malt, but a blend of about 40 malt and grain whiskies. Vat 69 Reserve carries no standard age statement because of the combination of the malts and grains.
Glenesk (silent) - Rare Old - 1980 34 year old Whisky
Glenesk (silent) - Rare Old - 1980 34 year old Whisky

Since autumn 1980, Glenesk, which is a 12-year-old Highland Single Malt (40%), is available from Sanderson in Germany. Amazon España. Glenesk is stored for at least 12 years in sherry barrels. Since 1964, William Sanderson & Sons Ltd. has produced "Antiquary", which is a 12-year-old De-Luxe-Scotch-Whisky (40%).
The Antiquary Scotch Whisky Aged 12 Years - 700ml

Antiquary Whisky 21 Years - 700 ml

Whisky products available from Sanderson in Germany are:
  • VAT 69 Finest Scotch Whisky (40%)
  • VAT 69 Reserve de Luxe Scotch Whisky (40%)
  • Glenesk Single Malt Highland Scotch 12 Years Old (40%)
  • The Antiquary de Luxe Old Scotch Whisky 12 Years Old (40%).
Whisky products available from Sanderson in Australia are:
  • 700 mL Vat 69 Fine Scotch Whisky (40%)

VAT 69 was referenced many times in the HBO mini series Band Of Brothers, as the preferred drink of Captain Lewis Nixon
Penny Priddy (played by Ellen Barkin) blames her emotional state on “too much Vat 69” in her first scene in Buckaroo Banzai.
Vat 69 is also referenced in Bartender, a manga by Araki Joh and Kenji Nagatomo.
  1.  "Sanderson's"Master of Malt.
  2. ^ "Member's Principal Brands"Scotch Whisky Association.
  3. ^ "William Mark Sanderson".
  4. ^ "William Sanderson & Son Ltd Distillers, Leith". Leith Local History Society
  5. ^ "Sanderson's". Master of Malt
  6. ^ "VAT 69 Blended Scotch Whisky". Master of Malt
  7. ^ "Vat 69 Blended Scotch Whisky"Bring a Bottle.

sábado, 19 de mayo de 2018

Licor hijoputa qué bueno ye !

Licor de hierbas hijoputa Qué buenu ye


La grafía exacta de la discordia es la siguiente: «¡Qué buenu ye! HIJOPUTA». Ese es el nombre de una marca de orujo y licores varios que hace diez años nació en Gijón de la mano de Rubén Lavandera  (Rubén, la Bandera !!) y a la que, ayer, el Tribunal General de la Unión Europea paró los pies, al rechazar el recurso de Distribuciones Cortés del Valle que pretendía registrarlo.


 Todo comenzó hace tres años, con el intento de esta última empresa de registrar la marca en la Oficina de Armonización del Mercado Interno (OAMI) para así ampliar el mercado «por Europa e Hispanoamérica». Así lo explicaba ayer el propio Federico Cortés del Valle, gerente de la distribuidora cántabra.

«Buenas costumbres» «Dicen que es una expresión malsonante, que alguien puede sentirse herido. Pues cuando se nos ocurrió», proseguía circunspecto, «pensábamos en una expresión de elogio, jocosa:


 ¡Qué buenu ye el hijoputa!». La idea germinó en suelo asturiano y fue un bombazo, pero Cortés la ve perfectamente exportable al resto de la Península: «Si tú dices: '¿Qué tal, hijoputa?' en Andalucía no le estás faltando al respeto a nadie. Es una frase cariñosa, no ofensiva». A pesar de las alegaciones de la empresa, y de que la decisión reconoce que «una parte» del público potencial pueda entender la frase como cariñosa o jocosa, el tribunal entiende que no es esa la lectura que debe prevalecer al aplicar la prohibición, expresa, de registrar marcas contrarias a «las buenas costumbres de una parte de la Unión Europea».


La solicitud de registro del nombre figura en el registro de la OAMI, con fecha de junio de 2009. Fue denegada y la decisión, recurrida. De hecho, el nombre tampoco está registrado en la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (OEPM). A pesar de que sí constan siete marcas de espárragos que incluyen el celebérrimo 'cojonudos', que supuestamente les administró el rey Juan Carlos I, en la OEPM lo más parecido al 'hijoputa' de la discordia es 'Hijo...'


 Así lo registró Cortés del Valle, después de que hace cuatro años rompiera relaciones con el gijonés Rubén Lavandera, su hasta entonces socio y, como recuerda, inventor del nombre con ocasión de la Feria Internacional de Muestras de Asturias en Gijón de 2002. Lavandera, una vez rota su relación con Cortés, siguió comercializando el orujo 'Hijoputa' en Asturias («Me lo hace una destilería de aquí; y a él, una de Vitoria. No es el mismo») y otros de denominaciones similares:

licores-hijoputa, mojito, pacharán

 'Sinvergüenza', 'Don Pedo', 'Por qué no te callas', y 'Que te den por el...' son algunos de sus productos. Él también trató de quedarse con el nombre, pero tampoco logró registrarlo. Dado que para la OEMP el orujo 'Hijoputa', sencillamente, no existe, ambos productos conviven en el mercado con un etiquetado muy similar y el mismo lema: '¡Qué buenu ye!' Lavandera acusa entonces a Cortés de haber tratado de «quedarse con la marca» al tratar de registrarla en Europa; y el empresario, que hasta su traslado mantenía su empresa en Gijón, explica que solo pretende «obtener protección para la marca», para «ampliar el negocio y exportar a Europa y a Hispanoamérica» el orujo. Lavandera, que llegó a los tribunales en su pelea por el orujo, no oculta cierta satisfacción por el rechazo, ayer, de la UE a Cortés. El orujo, el 'Hijoputa', sigue en el limbo.

  Licores en Bodeboca

  • orujo de potes,
  • orujo de hierbas casero,
  • Mojito
  • Pacharán