Des nouveaux exposants pour 2017 !
Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer en exclusivité que de nombreux nouveaux exposants de qualité et de tous les horizons viendront renforcer les rangs pour 2017: Hellyers Road (Australie), Sunken Single Rye (Belgique), Braunstein (Danemark) ou encore Glendalaugh (Irlande) par exemple. Visitez de suite notre site web pour découvrir notre liste complète !
Plus d'infos d'ores et déjà sur quelques nouvelles marques ci-dessous, en anglais:
Hellyers Road Australie
Hellyers Road is a whisky distillery in Burnie, Tasmania. Founded in 1999 by a group of dairy farmers, it takes its name from a road surveyed in 1827 by explorer Henry Hellyer. In 2010, Hellyers Road was recognised by the Malt Whisky Association of Australia for producing the nation’s best single malt, and in 2013 Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Finish was voted ‘Best New World Whisky’ from a series of blind tastings conducted at the Whisky Live fair in Paris.
Sunken Single Rye Belgique
Filliers will soon launch a new product. It will not be called Goldlys this time. They put their marketing department to work to give their Belgian rye whisky a whole new story. Sunken Still is a tribute to the employees of Filliers who sunk the copper pot still in nearby Rekkelinge river during the Great War, thus making sure the enemy could not use the material for war. Nice story, nice packaging and almost nice price (around 30 EUR for a 50cl bottle). It matured on bourbon casks for four years.
I am immediately reminded of bourbon on the nose. Caramel, cough candy, nutmeg. A floral touch that reminds me of violets. Some cherries. Wood shavings and a hint of wood glue.
“The Danish distillery Bryghuset Braunstein has been around for quite some time. For the first few years they were a brewery only, but as we entered the new millennium they started distilling whisky. Braunstein is owned and run by two brothers; Michael Dines Braunstein is the sales manager, and Claus Braunstein is the distillery manager.
All their production is organic, and they would love to put out certified organic whisky. The problem is getting hold of enough certified organic oak barrels, therefore they do not label their whisky as organic.
Braunstein produces both peated and unpeated whisky. They source their peated malt from Port Ellen Maltings (60 ppm), and they say the phenol level in their peated whiskies is about 30 ppm on the bottle.
They exclusively use first fill barrels in all maturation, and they have grown their own yeast (bi-product of many years of brewing, no doubt). They use different yeast strains for the peated and the unpeated production.” (Thanks to the amazing bloggers behind the The Whisky Saga for all those information – not fluent in Danish yet ;))
The Glendalough Distillery was set up by five friends from Wicklow and Dublin with a deep passion for reviving the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. In the 18th & 19th centuries there were over 200 licensed distilleries in Ireland and along with countless unlicensed ones produced diverse styles of poitín, whiskey, gin and even absinthe. Until recently that dropped to a small handful. Glendalough Distillery is now part of a revival of this heritage. The idea behind Glendalough Distillery is to make innovative spirits while staying true to the tradition and heritage of our ancestors. Initially we started with the first ever spirit, poitín and since then have moved to whiskey and most recently the release of our seasonal, wild botanical gins.
The Sasanokawa Shuzo liquor company has been producing sake and shochu dating back to 1765. Based in the city of Kōriyama of the central Fukushima prefecture, their portfolio expanded into whisky sometime in 1946 before the start of Japan's whisky boom. Translating to "mountain cherry trees," Yamazakura releases hardly make it out of Japan, like this limited edition Fine Blended Whisky that was made available in 2015. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
Lakes Distillery UK
Paul Currie, the original founder of the Lakes Distillery, is a man with whisky in his blood. So it is hardly surprising that he might dream about it.
This is the story of a dream come true (not that it was an easy task!). Our vision is to create one of the leading malt spirits in the world, alongside offering one of the most unique visitor experiences in the Lake District. From a Victorian cattle farm to a world-class production facility of quality spirits, the creation of this unique venue was truly a labour of love.
Every detail has been carefully constructed to support the dream - from the restoration of the buildings through to the technology and hardware used to create the spirits themselves.
It’s a story we’ll never tire of telling. A tale of passion. A birthplace that is truly unique. And an unwavering vision – to make the world’s best single malt whisky. Our story starts in a place that some people may consider as ‘far, far away’ – the north of Sweden. In this beautiful location, a series of unique circumstances combine, the result being a single malt whisky of singular character that can truly claim to come from a different perspective.
Pure, chilled and totally exclusive
The Box Distillery lies beside the Ångerman River in Ådalen around 100km north of Sundsvall in northern Sweden. With its source lying deep in the mountains, the river provides us with almost unlimited access to crystal clear, chilled water – a defining factor in creating a rich, character filled distillation. For much of the year, the temperature of this water is only a few degrees above freezing. This fresh mountain water is an exclusive resource which allows us to distil more effectively than in any other location in the world.
Omar Nantou Taïwan
The distillery is situated in Nantouhsien, Taiwan.
The Gateway of Distilleries apologizes for the lack of information. The following data was given by Steven Lin, Taiwan:
Distillation of whisky spirit started in 2008. The mash, wort and wash was then produced by a nearby brewery. In 2010 a German mash tun and washbacks were installed to produce its own wash.
The washback capacity is 15.000 litres and the fermentation run is 60 to 72 hours. 100% malted barley is used to distil a single malt.
There are four pot stills which were manufactured by Forsyths of Rothes, Speyside, Scotland. The capacity is 7,000 litres, two with 5,000 litres each and one with 2,000 litres. The alcohol vapours are cooled down by shell and tube condensers. Distillation period is from October to March only in 2013.
4,500 casks are stored on site in racked warehouses, the whisky matures in „180~225 litre bourbon casks & sherry casks.“ Due to a humid and hot climate the Angels‘ Share is about 5% per year.
Jade Supremacy Taiwan Whiskey, 40% A.B.V.
„The product is brewed with pure barley and fresh underground water and matured in oak barrel after twice distillation for several years. A unique flavor of spirit comes out by a blending of long aged Scotland whiskey with ex .“ sic. TTL website http://en.ttl.com.tw
The distillery was founded in 1978, however, the first whisky produced was in 2008. Nantou is owned by TTL - Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Cooperation- (Taiwan State owned manufacturer of tobacco and alcohol).