By DK Publishing
Supplying hundreds and hundreds of distinct tasting notes and an exploration of the tale of whiskey advised via in-depth distillery entries, Whiskey Opus is helping professional connoisseurs of their quest to find the world's top whiskies.
Every whiskey type from unmarried malt to poteen is represented, in addition to suggestions and methods for spotting and appreciating every one one.
With nice whiskeys being produced around the world, Whiskey Opus covers various distilleries, from Banffshire to Bangalore, Scotland to Spain, and Kentucky to Japan — delivering whiskey enthusiasts with every thing they should be aware of to completely relish their favourite spirit.
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THE GLENROTHES “ALBA RESERVE” sixty five SCOTLAND KNOCKANDO proprietor Diageo plc based 1898 means 343,000 gal (1. 3m liters) tackle Knockando, Morayshire AB38 7RT web site www. malts. com ok nockando has lengthy been the center malt within the J&B combined Scotch whiskey model, globally the third-best vendor in the back of Johnnie Walker and Ballantine’s, and especially renowned in France, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, and the U.S.. The J&B “Rare” combination used to be confirmed via the trendy London wine and spirits retailers Justerini & Brooks specially for the U.S. industry throughout the period of Prohibition (1920–33); its faded colour and lightweight kind proper the temper of the period, making it severe pageant for Cutty Sark. Born within the whiskey increase notwithstanding, the heritage of Knockando all started in 1898–99, whilst it used to be validated in advance of the top of the nice Victorian whiskey increase. Knockando was once basically lively for approximately 10 months prior to being compelled to shut, with Gilbey’s deciding to buy it at a cut price cost in 1904. the relationship among Knockando and J&B dates again to a 1962 merger among W. & A. Gilbey Ltd. and United Wine investors (then vendors of J&B), which ended in the production of overseas Distillers & Vintners and the doubling of Knockando’s ability in 1969 by way of the set up of a moment pair of stills. next mergers and acquisitions finally led Knockando and the J&B model into the Diageo portfolio. From the Nineteen Seventies onward, Knockando has mostly been bottled in response to classic instead of wearing a speciﬁc age assertion, even though a 12-year-old expression is now on hand. KNOCKANDO 25-YEAR-OLD TASTING NOTES KNOCKANDO 12-YEAR-OLD unmarried malt, forty three% ABV gentle and aromatic at the nostril, with tricks of malt, worn leather-based, and hay. rather complete within the mouth, tender and honeyed, with gingery malt. Medium size within the ﬁnish, with cereal and extra ginger. KNOCKANDO 21-YEAR-OLD “MASTER RESERVE” unmarried malt, forty three% ABV a touch of yeast at the nostril, via honey, malt, and stewed end result. gentle and malty at the palate, with discreet fruit notes. a bit of savory towards the lengthy ﬁnish, which beneficial properties pepper and spice. KNOCKANDO 21-YEAR-OLD “MASTER RESERVE” sixty six KNOCKANDO 25-YEAR-OLD unmarried malt, forty three% ABV, ﬁrst-ﬁll ex-sherry casks Aromas of wooden polish, new leather-based, and brittle toffee, plus overripe bananas. Coal ﬁres with time. wealthy at the palate, with molasses and dried end result. The ﬁnish is lengthy, with cocoa powder and constructing tannins. J&B “RARE” SPEYSIDE LONGMORN proprietor Chivas Brothers Ltd. (Pernod Ricard) based 1894 means 924,600 gal (3. 5m liters) tackle Elgin, Morayshire IV30 3SJ web site www. maltwhiskydistilleries. com W hile The Glenlivet is Chivas Brothers’ pinup unmarried malt and Strathisla is amazing for its acceptance with viewers and its function because the model domestic of “Chivas Regal,” Longmorn largely presents malt whiskey for mixing. this can suggest that its reputation as a unmarried malt is conﬁned to a comparatively small yet starting to be crew of aﬁcionados, however it fulﬁlls its position because the supplier of malt for the “Chivas Regal,” “Queen Anne,” and “Something targeted” blends with aplomb.