Like all the best things in life, falling in love with whisky is a journey. It’s a route which can take many years to walk, and one which is sure to throw up plenty of fascinating surprises, meandering stories, and wonderful flavours along the way. There’s something truly special about talking about this fine old spirit with a seasoned whisky connoisseur - somebody who really knows how to make the most of a quality dram, and who can discern all those unique characteristics which make each bottle special - but in order to get to that level, we all have to start somewhere.
As first reported by Forbes, Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 Year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon won this year's "Best in Show, Whiskey" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Heaven Hill Distillery's Henry McKenna became the second bourbon ever to win in the Best in Show, Whiskey category, after Parker's Heritage Collection took the title in 2009.
Foodies across the globe would any day love to taste something fresh and invigorating but their love for wine has not deteriorated even after so many years.
Not that the recent wine consumption figures have picked up considerably but it certainly provides enough encouragement for wine entities to stay in the business.
The first LOUIS XIII L’Odyssée d’un Roi was auctioned in New York City by Sotheby’s for a total of $134,750. This is the highest sale ever of a decanter of LOUIS XIII and the proceeds will benefit The Film Foundation, an organization that was founded by Martin Scorsese and other leading filmmakers, with the mission of preserving classic cinema. This record is an important milestone in the 142-year history of La Maison de Rémy Martin and will certainly contribute to establish LOUIS XIII as a true icon of luxury.
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THE 1998 HARVEST
The wine-growing season was marked by extremes, with few grapes, burnt by the sun, in a spectacularly hot August and especially gray, rainy weather during the first two weeks of September. Postponing the harvest allowed to take advantage of the miraculous spell of good weather that followed. That decision defined the creation of the vintage. When the harvest began on September 21, the grapes were perfectly ripe and healthy.
The Syndicate blend contains 18 Single Malt Whiskies and 4 Single Grain Whiskies. The quality and consistency of the blend has been maintained over the years by operating a ‘Solera’ system whereby when additional 12 year Old whiskies are added they are reblended with the older stock.
Thus the Syndicate blend still contains small quantities of the original 1958 blend. One of the things that sets the Syndicate blend apart from other blends is that it is ‘married’ and finally matured for up to 2 years in 4 year old Oloroso Sherry casks which we import from the Spanish region of Andalucia.
This final marrying and maturation process serves to give the Syndicate blend its exceptionally smooth and distinctive taste.
EXPRESSION OF A GREAT HISTORY
Commemorating 250th anniversary, The Hennessy 250 Collector Blend pays full tribute to two-and-a-half centuries of excellence, international expansion, and visionary passion.
A SINGULAR AGEING METHOD
This distinctive cognac is the product of an exceptional blending and aging process, born of the creative inspiration of Hennessy Master Blender Yann Fillioux. It is an expertly assembled blend of eaux-de-vie aged 15-35 years, selected to achieve a harmony between power, vivacity, and elegance. The blend completed its aging in ideal conditions: resting in 250 specially crafted barrels of 250 liters each, carefully stored at ground level near the banks of the river Charente.
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