Virtual Tasting Week – Bottles and Tasting Packs

Virtual Tasting Week Announcements – Monday 28th September 2020

 

We are delighted to provide you all with further details about our upcoming Virtual Tasting Week. 

 

Between Monday 26th – Friday 30th October 2020, there will be a tasting each night featuring Hazelburn, Kilkerran, Longrow, Cadenhead’s or Springbank whisky that will be presented by members of our sales teams and broadcast via Facebook and YouTube.

 

There will be tasting packs to accompany each event and there will also be a special bottle released alongside each tasting. That means there will be an opportunity to purchase 5 exclusive, limited bottles to celebrate our Virtual Tasting Week.

 

As we have previously referenced, ticket holders for the sadly cancelled 2020 Campbeltown Malts Festival will be given first access to tasting packs and bottles. Following this, Springbank Society and Cadenhead’s Club members will be next to be invited to purchase the Virtual Tasting Week products. After this, and subject to availability, we hope to give the wider public the chance to join in the celebrations of our Virtual Tasting Week. Please see a summary of these dates below: 

 

Monday 5th October – Access for 2020 Campbeltown Malts Festival Ticket Holders 

Wednesday 7th October – Access for Springbank Society & Cadenhead’s Club Members

Friday 9th October – Access for the general public (subject to availability) 

 

2020 Campbeltown Malts Festival Ticket Holders, Springbank Society and Cadenhead’s Club Members will receive an email, on the above dates, containing a link to the purchasing page. This will be through the Cadenhead Shop website (www.cadenhead.shop) and the link will be sent at 12 noon (UK Time). If we have any tasting packs or bottles left in stock after this, public access will be permitted on the date given above and the link will be displayed across our social media and websites.  

 

For the groups gaining access on the 5th & 7th, we ask that you do not share this link as you will only be putting yourself, and others like you, at a disadvantage. 

 

Virtual Tasting & Pack Information 

 

Please note, each Tasting Pack will consist of six, 2cl samples.

 

Monday 26th October – Hazelburn Virtual Tasting

 

The first tasting of the week combines Hazelburn and history as David Allen hosts Prof Alan Wolstenholme to discuss Japanese Whisky pioneer Masataka Taketsuru’s life in Scotland and Hazelburn Distillery, 100 years on from his time in Campbeltown. The tasting will start at 7:30pm (GMT) and can be viewed on Facebook @officialspringbankwhisky and on Youtube @ J & A Mitchell. 

 

The whiskies included in the Hazelburn Virtual Tasting Pack are: 

 

Hazelburn 12yo – 49.2%

Hazelburn 18yo Open Day – 47.4%

Hazelburn 22yo Warehouse Cask – 54.0%

Hazelburn 14yo Refill Marsala – 59.2%

Hazelburn 13yo Sherry Wood – 50.0%

Hazelburn 15yo Oloroso – 53.4%

 

Price of Hazelburn Pack – £35.00

 

Tuesday 27th October – Kilkerran Virtual Tasting

 

A detailed and entertaining tasting awaits as Grant, Nicole and Cara lead you through six varied Kilkerran drams and discuss the journey Glengyle Distillery has been on since its re-establishment in 2004. The tasting will start at 7:30pm (GMT) and can be viewed on Facebook @KilkerranSingleMalt and on Youtube @ J & A Mitchell. 

 

The whiskies included in the Kilkerran Virtual Tasting Pack are: 

 

Kilkerran 2010 Refill Rum – 60.8%

Kilkerran 14yo Triple Distilled Open Day – 57.8%

Kilkerran 16yo – 49.2%

Kilkerran 2010 Recharred Sherry – 54.5%

Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength – 59.8%

Kilkerran Heavily Peated Batch 3 – 59.7%

 

Price of Kilkerran Pack – £35.00

 

Wednesday 28th October – Longrow Virtual Tasting

 

Variety is the spice of life and that’s exactly what we are going for with our Longrow tasting. David, Grant and Cara are determined to show the range that our Longrow expression offers as they talk in depth about all 6 drams. The tasting will start at 7:30pm (GMT) and can be viewed on Facebook @officialspringbankwhisky and on Youtube @ J & A Mitchell. 

 

The whiskies included in the Longrow Virtual Tasting Pack are: 

 

Longrow 18yo – 46.0%

Longrow 21yo – 48.2%

Longrow 10yo Open Day – 53.7%

Longrow Red 2021 Release – 56.7%

Longrow 17yo Sherry Cask – 50.6% 

Longrow 13yo Sauternes – 55.8%

 

Price of Longrow Pack – £35.00

 

Thursday 29th October – Cadenhead’s Virtual Tasting 

 

Our entire Cadenhead Sales Team show off a wide range of whisky from Wm Cadenhead’s as Cameron, Jenna and Mitch spend an hour in your company enjoying some delightful drams. The tasting will start at 7:30pm (GMT) and can be viewed on Facebook @WmCadenheadLtd and on Youtube @ J & A Mitchell. 

 

The whiskies included in the Cadenhead’s Virtual Tasting Pack are: 

 

Glenrothes-Glenlivet 23yo – 46.0%

Unnamed Speyside 18yo Open Day – 52.3%

Littlemill 29yo – 48.1%

Glendronach 30yo – 47.2%

Paul John 6yo – 54.1%

Caol Ila 29yo – 48.9%

 

Price of Cadenhead’s Pack – £40.00

 

Friday 30th October – Springbank Virtual Tasting

 

For the final tasting of the week, Nicole hosts a discussion between our Director of Sales and Marketing, Ranald Watson, and our Director of Production, Findlay Ross, as they join the audience for 6 Springbank drams and share a level of knowledge and insight that only they can provide. The tasting will start at 7:30pm (GMT) and can be viewed on Facebook @officialspringbankwhisky and on Youtube @ J & A Mitchell. 

 

The whiskies included in the Springbank Virtual Tasting Pack are: 

 

Springbank 12yo Cask Strength – 56.1%

Springbank 26yo Open Day – 51.1%

Springbank 17yo Madeira – 48.5%

Springbank 21yo – 46.0%

Springbank 10yo Local Barley – 57.2%

Springbank 8yo PX – 56.8%

 

Price of Springbank Pack – £40.00

 

Please note that there will be a limit of 2 of each pack, per person.  

 

Virtual Tasting Bottle Information 

 

As well as the tasting packs which will be on offer for each tasting, we will also be releasing a special ‘Open Day’ bottle for each brand to celebrate our week of virtual tastings. Below are the details of each release: 

 

Our Hazelburn Virtual Open Day Bottle is an 18yo from Fresh Bourbon Barrels. This has been bottled at 47.4% and will retail at £100.00. 

 

The tasting notes for our Hazelburn Virtual Open Day Bottle are: 

 

Nose:  Lots of tropical fruit, vanilla, creme brulee, hints of mint and freshly cut grass.

 

Palate:  Malty and sweet, with cereal and a touch of mint. 

 

Finish:  Sugar snap peas, green apples and humbugs.

 

Our Kilkerran Virtual Open Day Bottle is a 14yo Triple Distilled whisky from Refill Bourbon casks. This has been bottled at 57.8% and will retail at £75.00. 

 

The tasting notes for our Kilkerran Virtual Open Day Bottle are: 

 

Nose:  Honeycomb, rosewater, oak, toffee and beeswax.

 

Palate:  Creamy, white chocolate, orange zest and barley water.

 

Finish:  Lots of maritime notes alongside cereal and peat smoke.

 

Our Longrow Virtual Open Day Bottle is a 10yo whisky, matured in 2 x Fresh Pinot Noir and 2 x Refill Malbec casks. This has been bottled at 53.7% and will retail at £60.00. 

 

The tasting notes for our Longrow Virtual Open Day Bottle are: 

 

Nose:  Raspberry ripple ice cream, red currants, plum, barley sugar and toasted oats.

 

Palate:  Rhubarb crumble, red liquorice, pecan pie, stewed red fruits, cranberries and cured meats.

 

Finish:  Smoked cheese, smoked mussels, breakfast tea and burnt embers.

 

Our Cadenhead’s Virtual Open Day Bottle is an Unnamed Speyside 18yo which has been matured in 1 x Bourbon and 1 x Sherry cask. This has been bottled at 52.3% and will retail at £90.00. 

 

The tasting notes for our Cadenhead’s Virtual Open Day Bottle are: 

 

Nose:  Sandalwood, honeydew melon, citrus, sultana and vanilla.

 

Palate:  Raisins, plum, tangerine, hazelnut, fudge, chocolate, nutmeg, lemon and pumpkin.

 

Finish:  Dried fruits, cinnamon, chestnut and black cherries.

 

Our Springbank Virtual Open Day Bottle is a 26yo which is a vatting of 2 x 1993 Refill Bourbon Hogsheads. This has been bottled at 51.1% and will retail at £425.00. 

 

The tasting notes for our Springbank Virtual Open Day Bottle are: 

 

Nose:  Vibrant and fruity with notes of gooseberry and kiwi fruit alongside peat, salt and bung cloth from warehouse 3. 

 

Palate:  Rich with notes of crystallised ginger, pear drops, honey and fennel.

 

Finish:  Oily with clove, nutmeg and dry peat smoke. 

 

Please note that there will be a limit of 2 of each bottle, per person. 

 

Due to the majority of our staff currently working from home, there will be no-one in the office to receive telephone enquiries. Please send any queries you may have to [email protected] and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

Nathan Currie

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Nathan Currie

14 thoughts on “Virtual Tasting Week – Bottles and Tasting Packs

    1. If you bought tickets for the (cancelled) Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 then you should have received an email by now. If you haven’t, please check your junk/spam folder and if you can’t see anything please email [email protected] and let them know what has happened and they will send you a copy of the email – Nathan

  1. I was waiting for a mail over how I could acquire the tasting packs. It never came. So, am I too late? I live in The Netherlands. I would like 1 pack each for the Kilkerran and Longmorn tastings. I would like 2 packs for the Springbank tasting.

    Thanks, Bruce Jones

    1. Hi Bruce, if you bought tickets for the (cancelled) Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 then you should have received an email by now. If you haven’t, please check your junk/spam folder and if you can’t see anything please email [email protected] and let them know what has happened and they will send you a copy of the email – Nathan

  2. Hi, will i be able to use my Springbank Society 10% discount toward either the Open Day bottlings or the Tasting Packs? Thanks

        1. If you are buying core bottle generally I would advise you to contact the Campbeltown or Edinburgh shops directly to receive advice on this however I would not advise that you purchased a core bottle alongside a festival bottle as the delivery restrictions are slightly different for some people.

  3. Still waiting for a link to buy the tasting sets as a member of the general public. I have combed the website and cannot find any actual link. Only the description of the sets in the blog post. Any info available yet?

    1. Hi Bruce, the link for the (extremely limited) stock available for the public will appear on the Cadenhead Facebook and Twitter accounts, subject to last minute approval based on remaining units. Don’t have an exact time for you but will likely be in the next hour or so.

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