12 New Samples!
Just a quick post to let you know which samples we’ll be adding to the site today. We’ve been adding loads and loads and the range is starting to get pretty big! Click here to see all the drams.
Today we’ve got a very interesting selection for you; in fact we’ve only just got most of these in a week ago!
Zuidam, The Netherlands
First up we’ve got a batch of spirits from Zuidam, Dutch distillers of Jenevers, Rye whisky, and even single malt whisky. Giving new meaning to the term Dutch courage, we’re happy to offer samples of:
Millstone 8 Year Old Single Malt American Oak £3.95 – Dutch single malt distilled in handmade copper pot stills and aged in American oak.
Zuidam Dutch Rye Whisky 5 Year Old £3.95 – Pot still rye whisky made in small batches at the Zuidam distillery.
We’ve also got a couple of Genevers/Jenevers. For those of you not so familiar, Jenevers is a style of gin distilled with malted barley. Because of this the flavour is surprisingly similar to whisky. Interested? Then try out:
Zuidam Dutch Genever 1 Year Old £2.75 – Aged in small new white oak barrels, as well as bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks.
Zuidam 5 Year Old Zeer Oude Genever £2.65 – A single barrel Genever made with malted barley, rye and corn.
Still on a world tour, we head to Sweden. A country that will always hold a special place in our hearts, in no small part for making us feel like burly craftsman, wielding alan keys and screwdrivers, assembling inconceivably named desks and bookcases.
One of Sweden’s other great exports comes from the Mackmyra distillery, founded in 1999. Since then they’ve released a number of Swedish single malts and they even age their whisky using Swedish oak, storing the casks in a mine 50 metres underground!
You can buy samples of:
Mackmyra First Edition £3.55 - The very first release of Swedish single malt, aged in virgin Swedish oak.
Mackmyra Special 01 Eminent Sherry £3.95 – Aged in Spanish sherry casks, the result is warming and spicy.
Mackmyra Special 02 10th Anniversary £3.95 – Celebrating 10 years of distilling, this was aged in both Swedish oak and bourbon barrels.
Next, something Japanese! We’ve gone for a couple of stunning Miyagikyo vintages, you’ll love them…
Miyagikyo 1990 Single Cask £6.95 – A 19 year old single cask, rare and absolutely breathtaking.
Miyagikyo 1988 £12.25 – Made with four unique styles of whisky and aged in recharred casks and a sherry butt.
And finally, a quick trip to Cognac, France for some Hine. Such is the quality of Hine, that the company even has a Royal Warrant to supply the Queen with her Cognac!
Hine Antique XO Premier Cru £6.85 – A new edition to the Hine stable, this is now a premier cru, aged for over a decade.
Hine Homage £4.75 – An Early Landed cognac containing spirit from 1984, 1986 and 1987. Matured in cellars in Bristol.
H by Hine £2.35 – A classic VSOP, produced using grapes from the Petite Champagne. Awarded Gold at the International Spirits Challenge.
- The Chaps at Master of Malt -