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domingo, 3 de junio de 2018


Teaninich - 2017 Special Release (200th Anniversary) - 1999 17 year old Whisky

Teaninich - 2017 Special Release (200th Anniversary) - 1999 17 year old Whisky

Teaninich is a whisky distillery in Alness. It was founded and built in 1817 by Hugh Munro on his estate of Teaninich Castle.

Teaninich - First Cask #89/587/95 - 1981 16 year old Whisky
Teaninich - First Cask #89/587/95 - 1981 16 year old Whisky

Despite an initial difficulty of procuring barley whisky owing to a high demand from illegal distilleries, by 1830 Teaninich produced 30 times more spirit than it did at its founding.

Teaninich distillery
Teaninich distillery

At that point Munro sold the distillery to his younger brother Lieutenant-General John Munro. As an officer he spent most of his time in India, so he decided to rent the distillery out to Robert Pattison , Paterson, in 1850. The lease lasted to 1869 after which Munro leased it to John McGilchrist Ross.

Teaninich - Mossburn Cask Strength No. 4 - 2007 10 year old Whisky
Teaninich - Mossburn Cask Strength No. 4 - 2007 10 year old Whisky

Ross relinquished the lease in 1895, and in 1898 Robert Innes Cameron took a stake in the distillery, and Munro and Cameron renovated and extended the distillery, investing £10,000 in to the renovations.

Teaninich - Rosscanich Miniature 18 year old
Teaninich - Rosscanich Miniature 18 year old

In 1904 Cameron, who also owned stakes in BenrinnesLinkwood and Tamdhu, took over the distillery completely. After Cameron died in 1933 the distillery was sold to Scottish Malt Distillers. The distillery suspended production between 1939 and 1946 due to barley shortages during World War II.

Compass Box Whisky Blended Scotch Whisky "Asyla", (1 x 700 ml), 1er Pack
Compass Box Whisky Blended Scotch Whisky "Asyla", uses Teaninich whisky  

In 1970 the distillery was greatly expanded, and an entire new building with six new stills was taken in operation.

The four older stills remained in operation alongside the new stills. The old side of the distillery was then updated over the next decade. First, new installations for milling, mashing and fermentation were built in 1973, and in 1975 the distillery added a dark grains plant, which produces cattle feed from the draff.

In 1984 the old side of the distillery was mothballed, and the new side followed the next year, temporarily ending production entirely. The new side of the distillery resumed production in 1991. The old side didn't resume production, and was demolished in 1999.

In 2000 a mash filter press was installed in the distillery, which is unique in Scottish malt whisky production; all other Scottish whisky distilleries use mash tuns. In April 2013 owner Diageo announced a new renovation of the distillery.

They also announced a new distillery with 16 new stills will be placed next to the old distillery. The new distillery is planned to have a different name than Teaninich, and produce a separate whisky.

The distillery mainly produces malts for blending, and it is used in Johnnie Walker Red Label. There are no official bottlings of the malt. Since 1992 a 10-year-old malt has been available in the flora and fauna series.

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  2. Johannes van den Heuvel. "Teaninich". malt madness.
  3. Smith, Gavin D.; Roskrow, Dominic; De Kergommeaux, Davin (2012-09-03). Whisky Opus. Dorling Kindersley. p. 116. ISBN 978-1405394741.
  4. ^ "Diageo plan new malt whisky distillery in Easter Ross". BBC. 2013-04-03.

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)


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.