Posts with the label "scotch whisky"


Caol Ila Masterclass

Caol Ila Masterclass

Thursday 18th June 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Pierrick Guillaume from Caol Ila - Tuesday 16th June

Head of Rare & Collectable Whiskies at Justerini & Brooks, Tod Bradbury and Distillery Manager at Caol Ila, Pierrick Guillaume sample some of Caol Ila’s classics drams, share stories and answer whisky questions.


Learn more about the Caol Ila Distillery.

Buy the Whiskies:

Caol Ila, Distillers Edition, Islay, 2004
Caol Ila, Moch
Caol Ila, Unpeated, 18 Year Old, Islay, 2017 Release
Caol Ila, 35 Year Old, Islay, 2018 Release

Talisker Masterclass

Talisker Masterclass

Tuesday 19th May 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Diane Farrell from Talisker Distillery - Tuesday 19th May

Our very own Head of Rare and Collectable Whiskies, Tod Bradbury was joined by Diane Farrell, Distillery Manager at Talisker. They talk all about this exceptional Distillery and its special location as well as tasting through some of Talisker's prized expressions. 


Learn more about the Talisker
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Whisky:  The 39 Year Old Port Ellen

Whisky: The 39 Year Old Port Ellen

Wednesday 13th March 2019
by Tod Bradbury

This April, Port Ellen will unveil the oldest liquid to be release from their stock and made available to the public. Port Ellen: Untold Stories The Spirit Safe. 

A 39-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the first exclusive release in a series of high aged whiskies from this revered distillery. The Port Ellen Untold Stories Series is an exploration into the innovative and trailblazing background of this iconic Islay distillery. Closed over thirty years ago in 1983, set to remain silent for all time, it is now to be reopened in 2021. While the world waits for it to start production again, only a finite amount of its original stock remains, having gained cult status with collectors and connoisseurs alike.

The 39-Year-old will represent one of the last chances to own a piece of Port Ellen history, before the distillery begins creating new legendary whiskies. The ultimate expression of Islay, the copper stills that made this unique tasting malt may be long gone, but the people of the Port Ellen distillery carefully kept these memories alive.  Distilled in 1978, this elegant and complex Single Malt Scotch Whisky, expertly married from a selection of ex US-Bourbon and ex European Sherry refill casks, is one of extraordinary character.

Whisky: The Old and Rare Show, Glasgow

Whisky: The Old and Rare Show, Glasgow

Monday 11th March 2019
by Tod Bradbury

This year Justerini & Brooks attended The Whisky Exchange’s Old & Rare show in Glasgow. Celebrating the great and good of the rare spirits collecting world, Justerinis rubbed shoulders with the very best connoisseurs, independent bottlers, auction houses and collectors.

With the likes of G&M, Whisky auctioneer, Auld alliance and Whisky Auction in attendance it was an incredibly exciting, vibrant and busy show this year! Featuring a hand-picked selection of over 30 of some of our finest Single malts and blends from across Scotland. With over 10 malts from our Rare Malts collection alone It was clear that our stand was going to be popular. *

In my opinion It was some of the old blends that stole the show. Both 1940s White Horse and Johnnie Walker red were two of the most popular (is the cat out of the bag that these actually contain 1920s distilled Lagavulin, Port Ellen or even the ultra-rare and mythical Malt Mill?).  Alongside our very own J&B 1749 limited edition bottling. Featuring a 1749 replica bottle (we have some originals in St James dinning room if there is any interest – just don’t drop them please!)

A Portfolio Tasting in Scotland

A Portfolio Tasting in Scotland

Thursday 4th October 2018
by Alasdair Lawson-Dick

Last week we welcomed guests to the New Club in Edinburgh for a Portfolio tasting, our first tasting in Scotland for two years.

With views overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the top floor rooms at the New Club provided the perfect setting to showcase a snapshot of our 3,000 strong portfolio. It is always a daunting process for our Buyers to pick a broad sweep of bottles to show clients at our tastings, representing some of our best and brightest producers, however, with more than 100 wines opened from across France, Germany, Spain, Austria, South Africa, Champagne, America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, there were plenty of old favourites and new gems for guests to discover.

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