Doc Swinson’s 15YO “Rare Release” Batch #10/11 Exploratory Cask Series Nonchillfiltered Small Batch Cask Strength – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey News

Doc Swinson’s 15 Year Old “Rare Release” Batch #10/11 Exploratory Cask Series Nonchillfiltered

Small Batch Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $159.99 View

92 points Whisky Advocate

Outer quote mark Richly oaked, its maturity is evident in the walnut, cigar box, burnt sugar, toasted marshmallow, and waxy furniture polish notes. On the palate, it pours rich, dense, and chewy with sweet treacle balanced against tobacco leaf. Mouth-coating and warming with generous proof, figgy fruit, and cinnamon on the mid-palate, culminating in a finish of bitter chocolate and fine wood tannins. (JL, Fall 2020) Inner quote mark

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville is the newest and 42nd member of the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

Brough Brothers Distillery is the first and only African American-owned, licensed and operating distillery in the state of Kentucky. It was founded by Victor, Bryson and Christian Yarbrough, three brothers who were born and raised in Louisville.

The distillery, located at 1460 Dixie Highway, opened in December 2020. The brothers chose the Park Hill community location as a way to support local businesses and economic growth in the historically underserved area of Louisville’s West End.

Brough Brothers Bourbon is currently available on shelves, an 82-proof whiskey with a mash bill of 75 percent corn, 21 percent rye and four percent malted barley. The sleek bottle features drawings of Kentucky’s vibrant culture: Bourbon, basketball, boxing, horse racing and Louisville’s iconic skyline.

“The KDA congratulates Brough Brothers for their vision and perseverance in an industry that has largely remained inaccessible to minority entrepreneurs,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “Their success as the state’s first African American-owned, licensed and operating distillery is a long-overdue step for our industry.”

Brough Brothers Distillery CEO Victor Yarbrough said, “It is an honor to be recognized and accepted as a KDA member. We thank the KDA and its members for their tremendous support as we strive to build a legacy that Kentucky will be proud of.”

Pauline Rooney, Chairwoman of the KDA Board of Directors, said, “This is a welcome and significant breakthrough in the history of Kentucky Bourbon. Our members offer their full support as Brough Brothers expands its operations and provides tourism and employment opportunities as they help revitalize local businesses and the proud heritage of Louisville’s West End.

“We are honored to welcome them to our growing family of Kentucky’s finest distillers,” said Rooney, who is Vice President of Distillation and Maturation for Diageo North America.

Founded in 1880, the KDA is the state’s voice for Bourbon and spirits issues. Its diverse membership produces the overwhelming majority of the world’s Bourbon, from legendary, global brands to emerging micro distilleries that are building the next generation of the timeless craft.

Brough Brothers Distillery is the KDA’s 24th Craft-level member, aging less than 10,000 barrels a year, and joins an impressive list of flourishing distilleries in the Louisville area, including Angel’s Envy, Brown-Forman, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Heaven Hill, Michter’s, Old Forester, Rabbit Hole, Stitzel-Weller, Barrell Craft Spirits, Copper & Kings, Kentucky Peerless and Moonshine University.

For more information, visit Brough Brothers Distillery website at

Jessica Pendergrass, KDA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Panel Co-Chair and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Heaven Hill Brands, said the addition of Brough Brothers brings much needed perspective to the industry.

Victor and Christian serve on the KDA DEI Advisory Panel, a group of community and business leaders that steer and guide initiatives for the industry. “African-Americans have helped to build and shape our industry, and we need these resilient, entrepreneurial, and empowered voices at the table,” Pendergrass said.

“It has been inspiring getting to know the tremendous men behind Brough Brothers Bourbon. Victor and his brothers came together on this project with purpose and passion – to connect the Black community to economic opportunities in the Bourbon industry, to find ways to elevate and educate the community, and to give back to the community they know and love.

“We can all take a lesson from the intentionality behind their business.”

In addition to the DEI Advisory Panel, the KDA is taking steps to cultivate a culture of diversity, inclusivity, meaningful engagement and collaboration within the industry.

Last year, the KDA created the Lifting Spirits Foundation to fund scholarships at the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Kentucky State University’s distilling and fermentation programs to benefit Black, LGBTQIA, women, people of color and other minority and underrepresented groups.

The scholarships, coined “KDA Scholars,” will be funded for many years to come at these flagship institutions. The non-profit group also is working to build similar scholarships at other Kentucky educational institutions in an effort to expand opportunities for traditionally underrepresented, young professionals to launch meaningful careers in Kentucky’s Bourbon and distilled spirits industry.

Bourbon is one of the Commonwealth’s most historic and treasured industries, a booming $8.6 billion economic engine that generates more than 20,100 jobs with an annual payroll topping $1 billion each year, and is one of the state’s main tourism drivers through the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventures.

“We are committed to these initiatives and doing more to create long-term, permanent and historic change in our industry,” Gregory said. “We have a lot of work to do – but we can and will do more to lead our industry, and we are grateful to Brough Brothers for their leadership and support.”

Founded in 1880, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association is the legendary voice for Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Its diverse and growing membership produces the overwhelming majority of the world’s Bourbon, from historic, global brands to emerging micro distilleries that are fostering the next generation of the Commonwealth’s landmark economic engine and its thriving, timeless craft. Member benefits include media relations, international trade development, private sampling events, technical assistance, economic development support, networking, legal defense, marketing strategies, governmental and regulatory advocacy and innovative tourism experiences through the KDA’s world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® adventures. A 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, the KDA maintains an open membership policy, champions a strong commitment to the responsible and moderate consumption of spirits, and fights to curb underage drinking and drunk driving. Learn more at and

Sullivans Cove *Upcoming Release* Three French Oak Single Cask Whiskies – Tasmanian Whisky News

Our next release is almost here and it’s one we’ve been looking forward to for a long time. In the coming days, we’ll release three French Oak single cask whiskies; one of which is a variation we have never before released.

In addition to the first French Oak Tawny Single Cask to be released in 2021 (TD0286), we will be releasing two French Oak Second Fill Tawny Single Casks (TD0254A and TD0017). This is the first time we’ve ever released a whisky of this type.

TD0286 French Oak Second Fill Tawny Single Cask, bottled at 45.6% was aged for over 15 years and yielded only 428 bottles.

TD0017 French Oak Second Fill Tawny Single Cask, bottled at 47.5% was matured for just over 12 years and yielded only 425 bottles.

TD0254A French Oak Tawny Single Cask, bottled at 47.6% was also matured for just over 12 years and yielded only 280 bottles.

Further cask information and tasting notes can be found on our online store.

“The softer oak impression of a second fill whisky shows the true character of the distillery and the influence of the people that crafted the spirit. A second fill cask allows the heart of a distillery to be seen in full exposure.”

– Head Distiller, Heather Tillott

These whiskies will be released via ballot.

The ballot will open for 24 hours from 10am Hobart time on Monday 12th of April, 2021. Further details will be sent via email prior to the ballot opening.

Please note, purchases will be strictly limited to one bottle per cask, per person. You’re welcome to enter all three ballots. Successful entries will be notified shortly after the ballot closes. 

Further details will be released prior to the ballot opening on Monday 12th of March. In the meantime, please watch Matt Bailey from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in conversation with some of our team as they discuss our upcoming release.

Independent Bottler Spotlight at Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Celebrating Unique Whisky

Hand Picked, and unique whisky chosen on taste alone

Over the last 18 months our Independent Bottling range has grown tremendously.

These bottling companies give our customers a great insight into hand-selected and unique whiskies picked for their standout flavour.

Without compromise, these whiskies are selected to give you something different from the usual, Distillery releases.

Here, we have a look at some new releases from some of our favourite Indies


The Macallan: An Estate, A Community and A Distillery at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

Discover our range of…

The Macallan:
An Estate, A Community and A Distillery

The Sir Peter Blake collaboration is back!

Back in stock we have the highly sought after collaboration between the art and whisky worlds, celebrating both The Macallan’s rich legacy and Sir Peter Blake’s remarkable contribution to the art scene. Named An Estate, A Community and A Distillery, the bottle is displayed in a custom box inspired by Sir Peter Blake’s art, alongside a certificate outlining the history and heritage on which the art was based, and Blake’s artwork printed on a scroll.

The whisky is the colour of cinnamon, with notes of dried fruits, cracked black pepper, treacle, vanilla and a rich cacao finish. Sounds absolutely lovely!

With only six bottles available for sale at The Whisky Shop and to avoid the disappointment of an almost instant sell out like the last time, we have decided to run a ballot to register your interest to buy. The ballot closes on Wednesday 21st April and if selected you will be contacted and directed to a link to purchase this unique expression.

If you are looking to add something really special to your collection then don’t hesitate to enter the ballot below!

The Macallan:

An Estate, A Community and A Distillery


Enter Ballot Here

We wrote an article in the latest edition of Whiskeria on a dicussion with Sir Peter Blake and Lead Whisky Maker from The Macallan, Sarah Burgess, about the creative process behind this recent collaboration.

Read Whiskeria here!

Just landed: Loch Fyne Exclusives – Scotch Whisky News

Single Cask Loch Fyne Exclusives and more!

Back again to share the good news of fresh whiskies landing in the shop! Including some special single cask bottlings that I know quite a few of you folks will be interested in, and we are pretty chuffed about these ones. These are a couple of Gleann Mór expressions bottled exclusively for us at Loch Fyne Whiskies: a Jura 12 Year Old and a Talisker 9 Year Old.

I expect that these ones might fly out the door…so don’t hang around!

Talisker 9 Year Old

Gleann Mór Spirits
2011 Single Cask
Loch Fyne Exclusive

70cl / 46% ABV


Jura 12 Year Old

Gleann Mór Spirits
2008 Single Cask
Loch Fyne Exclusive

70cl / 50% ABV


Assorted pairs and one triple

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix (47.6%, OB, 2010) – Glenfiddich 1982 (58.7%, OB ‘Private Vintage’ for Craigellachie Hotel, cask #3672) – Craigellachie 2011/2018 (67.9%, Whisky Illuminati ‘Solaria Series’, cask #900328, sherry hogshead, 100 bottles) – Craigellachie 18 yo 2002/2020 (55.5%, A D Rattray, cask #5, bourbon hogshead, 277 bottles) – Islay 12 Year Old (40%, Waitrose, 1990s) – Islay No 4 11 Year Old ‘Batch 1’ (48.8%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 1586 bottles) – Ben Nevis 7 yo 2013/2021 (50%, Thompson Brothers, sherry butts, 1013 bottles) – Ben Nevis 23 yo 1996/2020 (48.9%, Elixir Distillers ‘The Single Malts Of Scotland’, cask #1641, hogshead, 280 bottles) – Ben Nevis 26 yo 1975/2001 (53.9%, OB, cask #945, 237 bottles)

Early Times Finds New Home At Barton 1792

Following the purchase of Early Times whiskey in 2020 by Sazerac Company, the notable American whiskey brand will begin distillation, aging and bottling at the 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, KY this summer. First introduced by John Henry “Jack” Beam, uncle of Jim Beam in 1860, Early Times whiskey has rich American roots that will prove a valuable addition to Sazerac’s deep whiskey portfolio.

A magnitude of enthusiasm stems from the Early Times Bottled-in-Bond expression, in particular as a connector to the brand’s early pre-Prohibition era offering. With sweet notes of caramel corn and traces of cinnamon spice, the Early Times Bottled-in-Bond expression has rapidly become a fan favorite. Though Early Times will have a new home, Barton 1792 Distillery will continue to deliver the same great tasting Early Times Bottled-in-Bond product that consumers have grown to love using the original recipe and mash bill.

“We are excited to add such an iconic brand to the Barton 1792 Distillery,” said Adam Wilkins, brand manager, Sazerac Company. “The strong American whiskey lineage of Early Times will be a valuable inclusion to our existing whiskey portfolio.”

With a new source of production, consumers can expect the well-known Early Times BIB whiskey to uphold the Bottled-in-Bond Act regulations and continue to be bottled at 50% ABV (100 Proof).

‘Chasing Whiskey’ Documentary Brings the Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s to iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, and others – April 2021 – American Whiskey News

‘Chasing Whiskey’ Documentary Brings the Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s to iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, and others – April 2021.

Journey Across the Globe with Director Greg Olliver, Pop Culture Icons and World-Famous Musical Artists To Discover the Heart and History of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

NASHVILLE – March 31, 2021 – The new documentary “Chasing Whiskey – The Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s” premieres across streaming channels on April 9. More than a simple narrative of the origins and impact of Jack Daniel’s, the documentary joins Tim Matheson, Shooter Jennings, Eric Church, John Grisham, Tina Sinatra and more, on a 57,000 mile journey across five countries and 16 time zones that is equal parts thought provoking, insightful, moving and hilarious.

Movie City Films, in association with Evolve Studios, present “Chasing Whiskey” for $9.99 for HD/SD purchase and $4.99 for HD/SD for rental on Video-On-Demand. The film will open April 9th on iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play and YouTube with other platforms to follow, such as VUDU, Comcast Xfinity, Dish Network and DirecTV, in coming weeks.

“Why is whiskey so intertwined with popular culture, and how did Jack Daniel’s become the most iconic whiskey brand in the world?  These are some of the questions we were asking as we began our journey on “Chasing Whiskey”. Fortunately, no matter where we went – from Tennessee to Japan to Cuba to the outback of Australia – and even Scotland – we always found someone who had a compelling, personal story to tell about Jack,” said director Greg Olliver. “With unprecedented access that was given to us by Jack Daniel’s, we uncovered surprising stories that began even before Jack started making his own whiskey. We’re proud to present this insightful, whiskey-infused adventure that tells the story of Jack that’s been 150+ years in the making.”

From the small town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, where every drop of Jack Daniel’s is made, to the outback of Australia, from Beverly Hills to the streets of Havana, Cuba, “Chasing Whiskey” documents a cultural exploration into why a world of people identifies with a distinctly American brand. Through it all, Jack Daniel’s serves as the compass on a journey that offers a unique glimpse into humanity, shared values and differing views, dreams and delusions.

For artwork/photos related to “Chasing Whiskey,” visit