Founded in 1888 on the shores of the Seto interior sea in the city of Akashi, is the Eigashima distillery, one of the oldest Sake producers (1679).
In 1919, Eigashima was the first Japanese distillery to ever obtain its licence to produce whisky. Whisky consumption was entirely local until 1984. Built on the Scottish model, the distillery has been making sophisticated whiskies in small batches for more than 30 years. Apart from whiskies, Eigashima is also known for producing various types of liquors, namely sake and shochu. The company has even started to grow vines and makes its own wine. The distillery produces in small batches and produces its whiskies for only one month of the year.
Amrut has been producing single malt whisky in Bangalore using the well known Scottish methods since 2004 and has become a highly awarded and revered single malt whisky globally.
Amrut use traditional Indian barley from the foothills of the Himalayas for their unpeated whisky - an ancient strain of barley that was abandoned by the yield-focused whisky producers in Europe long ago. The barley is known as six-row barley and has a much higher concentration of protein in comparison to starch. The yield is lower but gives more flavour and texture. This Indian barley gives Amrut its rich mouthfeel and plenty of cereal notes. For their peated whiskies, Amrut use peated barley sourced from Scottish malthouses which gives the smoky and citrusy flavours.
These special grains are carefully mashed, fermented and distilled in small batches to preserve the natural aroma and flavour of the barley and matured in oak barrels in a unique tropical condition, at an altitude of 3,000 feet above sea level in Bangalore, the garden city of India. The whiskies produced here are subject to intense heat during the maturation due to the sub-tropical climate of the region, this means that the whiskies reach maturity three-to-four times faster than in more temperate climates however the angel’s share can be as high as 15% per year.
In order to create the range of award winning whiskies at Amrut many types of different casks are used. Refill American oak and first-fill bourbon barrels are the main focus as this type of wood is better able to deal with the intense heat of the region. However many other types of barrels are used to give accent notes and to create the fascinating and intricate whiskies that would be unable to be produced anywhere else in the world.
Angels' Nectar Scotch Whisky
Selected by Angels, Shared with Friends
Inspired by the Angels’ share, the traditional name given to the whisky lost to evaporation during maturation, Angels’ Nectar is an exciting collection of Blended Malt and Single Malt Scotch Whiskies showcasing contrasting styles of Scotch Whisky.
The Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Original has been carefully blended from a selection of the finest Speyside and Highland malts and has a sweet nose of apple pie followed with a hint of heather honey and lemon on the taste. Enjoy straight up, with water on the side, or with ginger ale. The Original also makes for a luxurious hot toddy.
The new Angels’ Nectar Islay Rioja Cask Edition is a Single Malt from Islay, which has been matured in former Rioja casks for seven years. It delivers a sweet fruitiness on the nose, with the peat, of the smouldering embers variety, emerging on the taste, along with hints of homemade blackcurrant jam. A wonderfully balanced dram of sweet fruit and smoke.
The Cairngorms Edition bottlings are a series of Single Cask Speyside Single Malts, from a distillery in the Cairngorms National Park, bottled in partnership with the Cairngorms Trust, to support community and environmental projects in the Cairngorms National Park. Expect a traditional Speyside dram with plenty of sweet fruity notes and no smoke. The perfect dram for those that love the Cairngorms and whisky.
Angels’ Nectar is bottled at natural colour and is non chill filtered, just the way the Angels enjoy their dram.
Berry Bros. & Rudd
While most people are familiar with Berry Bros & Rudd as a wine merchant, it’s perhaps less well known that they have also played an important role in the world of independent spirits bottling – especially Scotch Whisky and indeed Berry Bros & Rudd have a strong claim to be the oldest bottler still in existence.
Founded in 1698 at No.3 St. James’s St, the business has been bottling spirits since the 18th century, most likely beginning with Cognac and other brandies. While Berry Bros also offered Blended Whisky in the early 19th centuary, they were one of the first merchants to also offer non-proprietary bottlings of single malt... If you were to walk into No.3 St James’s in 1909 you would have been presented with a price list featuring 1885 Talisker, then a triple distilled malt, or 1897 Macallan, the latter available by the gallon for 28 shillings!
Berry Bros have continued to bottle whisky, rum and cognac ever since, and now export globally under the Berrys Own Selection label. Berry’s remain scrupulous in their cask selection and have been awarded the accolade of Independent Bottler of the Year twice."
The only urban distillery on Islay, Bowmore sits at the heart of the island's capital. While 'urban' may be overstating the size of Bowmore town, the distillery is one of whisky's best known names around the world.
Sitting between the heavily smoked and unpeated malts found elsewhere on Islay, Bowmore's idiosyncratic style varies from floral to fruity, and recently released vintages have started to hark back to the legendary fruit-bomb days of the 1960s and 70s. A more elegant approach to Islay smoke, Bowmore is always a hit at The Whisky Show.
It’s great to see the Whisky Show is getting more and more people attending every year. It’s a great event with whisky enthusiasts from around the world and there is a great selection of whisky to try, including some amazing Dream Drams. David Turner, distillery manager.
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, we faithfully dedicate ourselves to that tradition, producing Virginia’s most awarded whisky – Roundstone Rye!
At Catoctin Creek, we believe in high quality food and spirits. We source our grain and fruit from local sources, free of pesticides and chemical additives that would come through in the spirits we produce. The results are the finest, cleanest spirits possible, with the greatest attention to detail in every single bottle we produce." style="cursor: pointer; background-image: url(https://img.youtube.com/vi//hqdefault.jpg);">
Celtic Whisky Distillerie
Founded in 1997 by one of the leading pioneers of French Whisky, Jean Donnay, a lifelong fan of single malt scotch whisky and a regular visitor to Scotland’s leading distilleries.
The Celtic Whisky Distillerie is one of France’s best-known distilleries and a pioneer of French Malt Whiskey. Its mission is to produce a malted barley whisky of uncompromising quality and authenticity.
In 2020 The Celtic Whisky Distillerie was acquired by Maison Villevert and came under the stewardship 3rd generation distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet (founder of Maison Villevert, one of Frances leading premium Spirits distillers based in the heart of Cognac), the distillery has the goal to become the benchmark for French whisky while developing both its Breton footprint and its Celtic roots.
Located by the sea, in Pleubian, in a unique environment facing the Island of Bréhat, Celtic Whisky Distillerie produces whiskies in the purest artisanal tradition using Alembic ‘Onion’ copper stills manufactured in Charente, used for centuries to produce the highest quality cognacs. Northern Brittany’s wind and coastal climate give the whiskies produced by the distillery a unique identity.
Copenhagen’s first and only whisky distillery was established in 2014; born from a synergy of visions and the urge for creating unique, locally crafted, and high-quality spirits.
Our story began when a pioneering distiller and three entrepreneurial designers were united over their shared values of curiosity, passion, and a good glass of a fine spirit.
We initially set out to change the world of single malt whisky, but given whisky’s long maturation time, our curiosity inspired us to explore other spirit categories.
Much experimentation later, we can proudly present a broad range of truly unique and award-winning spirits – a line of versatile gins, our beloved Scandinavian Aquavits, and latest our new range of unconventional whisky’s.
The distillery team consists of a dedicated crew of craftsmen with a whole-hearted love for artisan distillation and a desire to discover new spirits.
In 2018 we received the Organic Certification – making us one of the very first organic certified distilleries in Scandinavia. Thus, we will continue to develop surprising and delightful spirits for the tongue, nose, and eyes, but with sustainability at heart." style="cursor: pointer; background-image: url(https://img.youtube.com/vi//hqdefault.jpg);">
Corby – Lot 40, Pike Creek & J.P. Wiser’s Canadian Whiskies
Lot no 40, Pike Creek and J.P. Wiser’s are award winning Canadian whiskies all being produced at the Hiram Walker & Son’s Distillery.
Hiram Walker & Son’s Distillery is located in the most southerly point of Canada, giving it a unique climate for aging whisky. It’s also the largest distillery by square footage in North America, processing over 100,000 metric tons of corn per year, 30,000 metric tons of rye as well as wheat and barley. The cornerstone of Canadian whisky is single grain fermentation, distillation and maturation. Whether rye, wheat, barley or corn, these single-grain distillates only come together when they have reached peak maturity. It is down to the skill of our Master Blender, Dr Don Livermore to achieve the desired flavor profile: soft, sweet, spicy, balanced and elegant.
Whatever style of whisky you enjoy there will be a Canadian Whisky to suit your palate. From the rich and spicy Lot no. 40, crafted in a unique way using 100% rye grain and matured in charred oak barrels to the soft and elegant Pike Creek; named after the warehouses where the whiskies undergo aging. Finished in a Rum Cask after 10 years of aging, it has flavours of island spices, green apple and toffee. Or perhaps the range from J.P. Wiser’s - Canada’s longest established whisky brand; continuously produced since 1857 and made using multiple grains and distillation techniques, expertly blended together.
While Diageo only appeared in 1997, when Guinness and Grand Metropolitan merged, its history stretches back to the early days of modern whisky.
Among the many mergers and acquisitions in the company's timeline, you can find the biggest names in whisky: The Distillers Company, United Distillers and Vintners, and, of course, John Walker and Sons. There are very few whisky companies who have not been touched by Diageo's forbears over the years, and when it comes to old and rare whisky, few have as much experience or stock as they do.
At the show, we are delighted to welcome Diageo's brand ambassadors, who will be cracking open incredible bottles of whisky from days gone by. From old Islay to legendary Speysiders and old-school blends, they'll have something for everyone. Pop by to try great drams and learn more about the history of whisky with Scotland's largest producer.
Small. Artisan. Independent. Proud. Beag. Ceardaí. Neamhspleách. Bródúil.
We hold these truths to be self-evident. Distilleries are not created equal, nor is the whiskey that flows from them.
At Dingle Distillery, we have always had quality over quantity at the forefront of our thoughts. We never had any interest in distilling enormous quantities of bland whiskey. We are hugely passionate about flavoursome, well-crafted spirits.
Dingle Distillery’s hugely anticipated Core Single Malt was released in 2021 and it’s #HereToStay
This Core Single Malt release has been years in the making and comprises of malt whiskey that has been matured in ex-Bourbon, and PX sherry casks. 39% Bourbon, 61% PX Sherry. Bottled at 46.3% and non-chill filtered. This is a very interesting whiskey in which the component casks come to the fore at different stages.
Bottled by Dunphail Distillery, The Dava Way uncovers, curates and bottles spirits that exemplify and celebrate flavour, balance and uniqueness. Named after the Great Scottish Trail that follows the path of the former Highland Railway passing close to Dunphail Distillery, The Dava Way explores the individuality of whisky – one cask at a time.
Elixir Distillers core brands are Port Askaig, Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland and Black Tot.
Port Askaig is a range of Islay single malt whiskies that embodies the unique spirit of Islay and its people. There is no distillery in the town of Port Askaig, which gives them the opportunity to select the finest casks from distilleries around Islay and enables you to make your own journey of discovery. Port Askaig whiskies are always elegant and characterful, and epitomise the essence of Islay.
Elements of Islay is a range of iconic, small-batch, independently bottled whiskies. The range celebrates the diversity of whiskies that make Islay special, with a focus on the medicinal, smoky, elemental character of the island's whiskies. To maintain their personality, they are not chill-filtered and no colouring is added.
Seeking out the finest single casks of Scotch whisky has always been at the heart of the team's philosophy. Since 2005, these have been released as The Single Malts of Scotland, a range of superb vintage single malt Scotch whiskies selected for their individual quality and character.
Founded in 1824 by landowner and campaigner for distillery licensing Sir Alexander Ramsay, Fettercairn has run quietly behind the scenes ever since. From the early days, where Ramsay hired local illicit distillers to run his stills, to the present day, where it mostly produces spirit for owner Whyte & Mackay's range of spirit, it has mostly flown under the radar. Until now.
The distillery emerged from the shadows in 2018 with the launch of an ongoing 12-year-old, a 28-year-old special edition and a pair of long-aged whiskies – a 40- and a 50-year-old. While it's not the first time that the Fettercairn have revealed the distillery's extensive and well-aged stocks of whisky, the 12 Year Old is a sign that this time, it's hear to stay.
Traditionally a light and fruity whisky, Glen Moray's range has been expanded in recent years to include wine cask finishes and even peated spirit.
With recent expansions increasing the distillery's capacity, we look forward to seeing how Glen Moray grows over the coming years.
‘The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show is a highlight in our whisky events calendar. Always a wonderful time to meet with friends, both old and new, and great to meet up with fellow exhibitors who converge from all corners of the world to attend. Looking forward to another fantastic year in a brilliant new venue space.’ Iain Allan
The distillery was founded in 1826, however was almost completely destroyed by fire 10 years later. It was rebuilt and has passed through a succession of owners, including the Grant family, Teacher’s and Pernod Ricard. In 2008, Glendronach was bought by The Benriach Company, the second distillery in its portfolio.
The company's expertise was quickly put to use and thousands of pounds of sherry casks were purchased to finish and further mature the distillery's stocks. This led to a revamped sherry-focused range which has been attracting fans every since.
‘If anyone wants to see the epitome of a top-end whisky show they need to see the way in which Whisky Exchange annually manages to showcase the very ‘best in class’. It is run with professionalism and enthusiasm exuding the much-admired quality cues of the industry.’ Ronnie Cox
Built at the foot of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Southern Japan Alps, Hakushu produces very different whiskies to those from sister distillery Yamazaki.
Focusing on smokier spirit, Hakushu's whisky varies from the rich and peaty to the light, zesty and smoky, expanding both the range of malts that Suntory has to produce its award-winning blended whiskies and the number of great Japanese single malts that the company release to fans around the world.
Established in 1798 on Orkney, Highland Park is one of the most remote Scotch whisky distilleries in the world.
This northerly island location gives access to unique heather peat from the distillery's own moor, water from the same spring that has fed the distillery for more than 200 years, and a cool maritime climate that allows the spirit to mature slowly, developing into the rich and layered whisky that is consistently lauded by connoisseurs and experts.
Isle of Raasay
Co-founders Bill Dobbie and Alasdair Day first met in 2013 and formed R&B Distillers with the common goal of building Scotland’s leading artisanal distiller. Focusing on local production, provenance, quality and doing things differently. By 2015, they had identified the Isle of Raasay as providing the ingredients for the perfect dram, and revitalising the Isle of Raasay’s nineteenth-century Borodale House into a state-of-the-art distillery, visitor centre, and luxury accommodation was granted in 2016.
Starting with a blank sheet of paper, they set about designing a distillery to create exceptional whisky that develops elegance, complexity, and depth early on in the maturation process that encapsulates Raasay’s style, character and impressive geological variety.
Inspiration for the Isle of Raasay Single Malt came from some older styles of Hebridean single malts. Styles that had been lost through the ages and are not as prevalent anymore. This became the inspiration for the Isle of Raasay Distillery signature flavour profile: a lightly peated whisky, balanced with rich dark fruit flavours.
Since its establishment in 2017, the Isle of Raasay Distillery has brought job opportunities to the island, worked closely with other local businesses and become embedded in the island’s tight-knit community. Part of the distillery’s ethos is to produce, mature, bottle and market every drop of spirit directly from the island. This seeks to maximise the influence of the island on the spirit, and the distillery on the island. To quote the inimitable Whisky Writer Dave Broom at our distillery opening: we are not just making alcohol, we are making spirit.
The distillery now employs more than 25 people on the island; at least one of the employees is about to become a new parent too! An early indicator of creating inter-generational values; making sure this special island of 161 people continues to thrive.
Founded in 2016, JJ Corry are an old-fashioned company who practise what is now a lost art in the world of Irish whiskey – bonding.
Once the regular way that whisky was matured and bottled, bonders bought casks from distillers and aged them in bonded warehouses, before vatting and bottling them under their own labels. JJ Corry is reviving this lost tradition, walking the path trodden by grocers and merchants of the past to create its own great whiskies.
Made in Lynchburg, Tennessee, Jack Daniel’s was founded in 1875. Old No.7 is the world’s best-selling American whiskey and the cult brand has a legion of fans.
Sinatra’s love of Jack Daniel’s was recently acknowledged by the distillery with the release of Sinatra Select, made using special ‘Sinatra barrels’.
Ironically, given it is home to one of the most famous whiskeys on the planet, Lynchburg is a dry county, and has been since the Prohibition era, which means that it is illegal to sell alcohol in any shop or restaurant within the town.
With less than 200 people living on the island, Jura's distillery is at the heart of the community and sits in the middle of Craighouse, the island's biggest (and only) town.
The present Jura distillery was built in the 1960s on the site of a previous distillery that had been founded in 1810 but closed and dismantled in 1901. Since the 60s the Jura has slowly grown and under the stewardship of owners Whyte & Mackay, has again become a well-known whisky.
Kavalan Whisky is renowned worldwide for its high-quality single malts and innovative use of different casks.
As the first and only family-owned whisky distillery in Taiwan, they are unique in their approach to dealing with the sub-tropical climate, creating a range with a wide variety of flavour profiles and consistent smoothness.
Winning 2015’s WWA ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ award and 2016’s ‘World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt’ established Taiwan’s whisky making credentials, but more recently, Kavalan was named 2021 “Visitor Attraction of the Year” at Whisky Magazine Whisky Icons Awards.
The distillery’s founder spent years searching for the perfect site and, after finding the cold, pure spring water flowing through the Snow Mountain and the cleanest air in the country, Yilan in Northeast Taiwan was chosen as the location for the King Car distillery. Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate also provides Kavalan with another advantage: their whiskies age and mature at a faster rate than those produced in different regions across the globe.
Aside from purchasing copper stills from Scotland, Kavalan brought in professional whisky consultant Dr Jim Swan to implement highly specialised distilling and blending as well as inviting a world-class specialist to join its R&D team. These investments in the distillery and its people ensure Kavalan whisky is of the highest standard possible.
The diverse range of whiskies created at Kavalan all start from the same fruity, tropical and precise new make. From there the spirit goes into many different types of cask, some of which will be kept as single casks and go on to become part of the award winning, single cask type Solist range. Others will be vatted together to create the unique and harmonious whiskies that Kavalan has become known for around the world.
'With the support of whisky aficionados across the world every year, The Whisky Show offers whisky-focused education to learn about the passion and tradition that go into producing whisky for fans of all levels and experience. The Whisky Show is the event of the year that one could not miss out.' Ian Chang, Master Blender
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
The first Peerless whiskey went into barrels in 1889.
After 5 generations we've revived the craft in our own state-of-the-art distillery, where we use the finest ingredients. All under one roof, select Peerless grains are milled, cooked, fermented, double-distilled and barreled as Bourbon & Rye. Experience every aspect of crafting Kentucky straight Bourbon and Rye from grain to bottle from downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Kyrö Distillery Company
Back in 2012, a group of friends were having a sauna and drinking rye whisky when they began to ponder why nobody was making rye whisky in Finland. Surprisingly, the idea of starting their own distillery still seemed like a good one the following morning and from there, the journey of Kyrö began.
After a successful first attempt at new make spirit (fermented in the home of head distiller Kalle’s parents), the founding friends began their rye journey in an old dairy in the town of Isokyrö. In 2014, Kyrö’s stills were heated up for the first time and the first whisky was laid to rest. Ten years on, the distillery has grown from a wild dream to a craft powerhouse with skill and capacity – and pretty great spirits.
People and the environment are important to Kyrö – that’s what Kyrö spirit is made of. The new whisky distillery makes use of locally produced biogas, while the original distillery and visitor centre operate with a combination of waste heat from distilling and renewable energy. From the tiny town of Isokyrö to the bright lights of Berlin, the team works with local communities and organisations that focus on reducing inequality. Kyrö’s focus is always local – wherever that may be.
Kyrö’s spirits are always made from 100% Finnish wholegrain rye – be it whisky, gin or liqueur. But we know you’re here for the whisky: a whisky that has come a long way since it was just a dream in a sauna. The Kyrö team had no idea how to make whisky the “right” way, so they did it their way. Aged through dark winters and bright summers, Kyrö Malt is a whisky you haven’t tasted before – to be enjoyed with friends, with or without the sauna.
As a newly graduated master brewer, Jakob Baumberger founded a distillery on his father's farm in 1857.
In 1860, he took over a small brewery in Langenthal (Celtic: "Langatun"), which he subsequently expanded into a flourishing business alongside the distillery. This was the foundation stone for today's distillery, which was founded by Jakob's descendant, Hans Baumberger, in 2005 and was allowed to move into the Kornhaus in 2014.
The history of Langatun is above all the history of people, places and products that reflect the company's core values: Honesty, Quality, Commitment and Innovation.
In addition to the distillery, Langatun today also operates a visitor center in the Kornhaus, where interested parties are welcomed for guided tours with tastings and distilling seminars. The premises can also be rented for events of all kinds.
One of the most divisive Scotch whiskies, loved by those who enjoy its medicinal, smoky flavour and looked on in amazement by those who don't, it remains one of the most popular.
While the distillery's expensive bottlings catch the eyes of the press, whisky drinkers around the world know their more obtainable drams.
From the core 1824 Collection, to the limited edition 18 and small batch releases, the Macallan range is a showcase for how to use sherry casks to mature whisky.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Michter’s offers a range of highly acclaimed Ryes, Bourbons & American Whiskeys. The history of Michter’s traces back to 1753, when John Shenk founded a distillery in Pennsylvania.
It wasn’t all plain sailing though. In 1989 the American whiskey industry suffered from a prolonged downturn and Michter’s then-owners declared bankruptcy, abandoning the Distillery’s assets & trademarks. It was revived when two whiskey lovers, Joseph J. Magliocco & Dick Newman, re-established Michter’s in Kentucky, the heart of the modern American whiskey industry. Today, Michter’s continues to go from strength to strength and is recognised internationally for its exceptional whiskey
Morris Australian Single Malt Whisky
Established in 1859, the Morris family winery is one of the most acclaimed fortified producers in the world.
Craftsmanship in blending, ageing and creating world-class fortified wine has been passed down through six generations of the family, allowing MORRIS to truly master the creation of extraordinary flavour in Australian single malt whisky.
The unique and distinctive MORRIS whisky flavour comes from unrivalled access to fortified wine barrels for finishing the whisky, barrels which have held the world’s most highly awarded fortified wines.
In 2016, the distillery was built around the original copper still built in the 1930s and installed at the Morris winery in 1941.
Today, we combine decades of tradition, our heritage still and ancient fortified casks with contemporary techniques to create a whisky that is a true expression of time and place.
Never Say Die Bourbon
A combination of decades of distilling expertise, a careful selection of yeast strains and grain quality, and a never-before-seen final maturation in barrel across the Atlantic exposing Never Say Die to ocean air, humidity and temperature differentials offer a wholly unique flavour profile – blending traditional robust Bourbon notes with an adventurous twist.
Never Say Die was co-founded by a team of trans-Atlantic partners with expertise in Bourbon supply chains, horseracing, PR and political campaigning, and an impressive history in distilling ultra-premium Bourbon. Never Say Die exists to embed the deep Kentucky links between horses and Bourbon, whilst personifying the historic relationship between England and the US. The Whiskey Show 2022 will be the brand’s first maiden race and will offer Bourbon lovers in England the very first opportunity to taste its unique flavours owing to its voyage, in barrel, across the Atlantic – the first Bourbon to make such a journey.
Never Say Die Bourbon embraces the legacy of its infamous namesake. In 1951, in Lexington, KY, a foal had a rough birth and its life was in danger. Legendary horseman, John A. Bell III, was on site and poured a shot of whiskey down the throat of the struggling foal. Through the night, the horse made a dramatic recovery and was aptly named Never Say Die. Three years later Never Say Die won the biggest race in the world, the 175th running of the Derby Stakes at Epsom Downs (the Epsom Derby) at 33-1 odds, to become the first American-born horse to win the race in over 70 years.
New Riff Distilling
Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur Ken Lewis, New Riff produces bourbon, rye and Kentucky Wild Gin. Using traditional whiskey sour mash methods, New Riff bottles-in-bond without the chill filtration commonly used by other distilleries. Bourbon and rye are also available in single barrel selections, and the distillery boasts a popular private barrel selection program.
The distillery sources its water from an aquifer under the distillery accessed via a 100’ deep private well and providing water with four times as much dissolved minerals than found in other water supplies. New Riff believes in transparency, so all products feature an age statement and public mashbills.
Whiskey Advocate’s “Top 20 Whiskeys of 2019,” Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL and BEST BARREL AGED GIN, New Riff Bourbon Barreled Kentucky Wild Gin
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin
Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky, was born into a sake producing family in Hiroshima. Not content with making this traditional Japanese alcohol, the young Taketsuru travelled to Scotland to learn the art of whisky making.
After studying at Glasgow University and completing apprenticeships at Longmorn, Bo’ness and Hazelburn distilleries, Taketsuru and his new, Scottish wife Rita returned to Japan with the dream of producing whisky.
The first Nikka distillery was founded in 1934 on the northernmost Island of Hokkaido in a small town called Yoichi and to this day still produces the same style of single malt – peaty, rich and salty, and still utilises direct, coal-fired stills. In 1969 he opened a second distillery near Sendai called Miyagikyo that produces a green, grassy and herbaceous style of single malt as well as producing grain whiskies using a Coffey Still. Both distilleries have the ability to produce many different types of spirit which adds complexity to the beautifully balanced blended whiskies that Nikka is known for.
The range of whiskies produced by Nikka has won many awards and accolades over the years. From winning “Best of the best” at the 2001 Whisky Magazine Awards – the first ever Japanese whisky to win this award, to multiple “World’s Best Blended Malt” titles for the Taketsuru range at the World Whiskies Awards.
Nikka Whisky has become a fixture in Japan and throughout Europe, known for its passion for craftsmanship, quality and flavour. Masataka Taketsuru passed away just 10 years after the construction of Miyagikyo, at the age of 85. He forever remains the founding father of Japanese whisky, and to this day, Taketsuru’s spirit continues to live on through the Nikka blending team, whose quest for excellence in Nikka whiskies perpetuates his memory.
“The Whisky Show's new, bigger venue, meant that Nikka Whisky's larger space was an ideal opportunity to communicate to even more consumers. We are always delighted by the level of knowledge and awareness the show's attendees have about our products and look forward to seeing them again at the show this year!”
Emiko Kaji, international business development manager.
Paul John Whisky
Driven by the zest to break conventions, our Chairman Paul P John set out to penetrate the highest strata of the world of whisky to create a niche of his own, with the Paul John Indian Single Malts.
The award-winning, Paul John Indian Single Malt has won over 200 prestigious international awards in a such a short space of time. The portfolio includes 3 flagship expressions – BRILLIANCE, EDITED and BOLD, 2 Select Cask expressions – CLASSIC and PEATED, and the occasional limited edition like the OLOROSO and the KANYA.
From the sultry coasts of Goa, the Paul John Indian Single Malts are made from carefully chosen indigenous ingredients – 6-row barley, water, and yeast – that together create a brilliance of a different kind. Moreover, the tropical climate of the region provides the ideal temperature and ambiance for the whisky to mature to perfection. The culmination of the graceful union of art with science, the Paul John Indian Single Malts are made from a vigilantly watched process that starts with the mashing of grains, fermentation, distillation, maturation, vatting and finally bottling. Paul John Indian Single Malt is non-chilled-filtered and there are no additives.
Roe & Co.
George Roe & Co helped build the golden era of Irish whiskey in the 19th century. Their distillery at Thomas Street in Dublin extended over 17 acres and they were Ireland's largest exporter of whiskey. As neighbours for hundreds of years George Roe & Co and Guinness were the two biggest names at the heart of Dublin’s historic brewing and distilling quarter.
The tower and the pear tree sit directly across from the famous St. James’s Gate Guinness Brewery as a reminder of George Roe’s former prominence in the city's life and now as a source of inspiration for the new whiskey.
Roe & Co is at the heart of this new vibrancy, celebrating the memory of George Roe, a true pioneer who helped build the original golden era of Irish whiskey. Refined, elegant, and with remarkable depth, a masterful blend of rich Irish malt whiskey and the smoothest of grain whiskey aged in bourbon casks.
Using her 30 years of experience, our Master Blender Caroline Martin has created a versatile, premium whiskey. Roe & Co is a luxuriously smooth blend with a perfect harmony between the intense fruitiness of malt and the mellow creaminess of the grain whiskies.
Roe & Co is non-chill filtered and bottled at a higher than usual abv of 45%.
We are proud to call Baltimore our home and since April 2017, have been distilling and aging our proprietary straight rye whiskey from our distillery on Baltimore’s waterfront. It takes 4 years to get to the perfect taste so stay tuned!
But we wanted to share our Maryland-style rye whiskey before our distillery was built. So we asked our friends in Indiana to distill our two different proprietary mash bills for us. They make great whiskies out there and we couldn’t be prouder of the product. Once the whiskey is aged, it’s shipped to our Maryland distillery in barrels and our distilling team proofs it with Sagamore Farm spring water, before hand-bottling and labeling each one.
Sailor’s Home Irish Whiskey
Sailor’s Home is an innovative, contemporary and premium Irish Whiskey brand from Limerick which consists of five expressions, linked by the desire to explore the boundaries of flavour. Crafted under the watchful eye of renowned Master Whiskey Maker Dr Jack Ó’Sé; Sailor’s Home is made in Ireland but shaped by the world, with its distinct flavours created using an adventurous approach to blending, ageing and finishing.
Inspired by the original Sailor’s Home built in 1856, to reward seafarers on their journeys with the experience of home away from home, Sailor’s Home seeks to take drinkers on a new journey, with flavours that push the boundaries of what is expected of a premium Irish Whiskey.
Sailor’s Home Irish Whiskey is inspired by the rugged and untamed Wild Atlantic Way on the Western coast of Ireland and the original Sailor’s Home built in 1856 as a welcoming shelter for the international community of seafarers travelling through the port of Limerick. Expressing our passion to explore and create new and delicious whiskey possibilities, Sailor’s Home is about the welcome, character, place, people and stories of Limerick. It’s about the West Coast of Ireland and our unique relationship with the sea. It’s about all those with the need to explore who respect tradition and paths well-travelled, whilst forging a new and innovative approach to Irish Whiskey that places taste above all.
Gelston’s Old Irish whiskey was founded in Belfast in 1830 by Samuel Gelston, a very successful wine and whiskey merchant.
In 1869, upon Samuel’s death, the business was bought by Harry Neill. Harry, himself passionate about whiskey, had left Belfast a few years earlier to make his fortune in the Australian Gold rush of 1851. Harry went on to expand the Gelston’s business significantly up until his death in 1891.
Five generations on Gelston’s remains in the hands of the Neill family who continue to nurture, select and blend the highest quality whiskeys.
The SEVEN SEALS Distillery AG is a small company in the innovative production and marketing of spirits! The main focus of the company is on whisky production.
Headquartered in Stans (NW) in Switzerland, the company is committed to innovation in spirits production and outstanding quality.
We are a whisky producer with a team that works with innovation, passion, and integrity towards a common goal: to offer our customers and consumer a unique product and innovation in spirits production!
We are committed to simplifying the production of whisky in particular, shortening the time of production without sacrificing quality, aroma, and character, improving production ecologically and economically, and thus delighting and surprising our customers all over the world.
We produce our own whisky called SEVEN SEALS.
We develop, supervise and support whisky producers and whisky brands in the production of their products, focusing on speed, quality, and aroma!
Seven Seals sets new limits especially in "finishing"! "Time doesn't matter" - time is by far not the main aspect of our finishing. "Taste matters" - the decisive factor is taste.
Single & Single
The Single & Single signature lies not in how our whiskies taste, but in how they make you feel. That’s said, we are uncompromising in what we seek out: cask strength, single cask, singularly exquisite, enticing, unusual and ideally aged.
We have an undying penchant for sherry-matured spirit, and are ardent admirers of Scotland’s established distilleries. But we don’t limit ourselves. Some of our whiskies have been heavily peated, others come from uncommon sources, and a few have been finished in experimental casks. Our aim is to open minds, stimulate the senses and create memorable experiences, something one style of whisky could never do.
Our mission is to relentlessly hunt down rare, atypical casks and bottle these for the dedicated whisky lover. It’s what we’ve always done, and it’s what fuels our future quests.
Slane Irish Whiskey
The people of Slane have never done things by half. We break ground. We blaze trails. On this ancient land, a new religion was ignited. It’s where music was brought to the masses. And now it’s where Irish whiskey is perfected. Who would have thought you could turn a crumbling 250-year-old stable into
one of Ireland’s most pioneering distilleries? We did. And then, well, we made it happen. And our whiskey? Created with the barrel-rising art and whiskey-making expertise of the Brown Family and born on the historic grounds of the Conyngham Family, our award-winning blend brings the legacies of two historic families together for generations to come.
Slane Irish Whiskey was born in the legendary Boyne Valley. There could be no better setting in which to discover the nature of whiskey. Our rural setting is a sprawling tapestry of fertile land, wild countryside, and native woodlands surrounding the mythical River Boyne, the water source for our distillery.
Our Commitment to Sustainability.
Our ambition at Slane Distillery is to become a zero-waste facility. We actively promote biodiversity protection and enhancement and we engage, work with, and support our local community. We have embedded energy recovery and reduced water consumption and the capacity for onsite energy generation into our state-of-the-art distillery design while considering how we interact with and support our surrounding natural environment and the local community in which we live and work.
Our Music Heritage.
Slane Castle has been rockin’ out since 1981 and the Conyngham Family have welcomed many famous faces to their iconic home over the centuries. In addition to the world-renowned Slane Castle concerts that welcomed over a million music fans to the grounds, a chart-topping album was recorded in the castle.
It uses Australian barley and is aged in apera casks (Austalian sherry). Starward’s journey started in 2004 when its founder, David Vitalie, opened a new distillery with local investors.
His mission was to produce a whisky which has a balance of tradition and innovation. Its single malt is complex with rich, sweet and spicy aromas.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company
That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles a wide range of whiskies from around the world, including single malts, blends, blended malts, bourbons and more. The company has picked up numerous awards over the past few years, including the World's Best Blended Whisky award at the World Whiskies Awards in 2015.
Each bottling has its own specially designed label, drawn by artist Emily Chappell. They are full of whisky industry in-jokes, cameos and horrendous puns, all of which we approve of.
'Every year The Whisky Show attracts more whisky enthusiasts, and this year was no exception. The level of interest and passion which many of the attendees showed was beyond my expectations. At times the questions were relentless, but if a Whisky Show like this can attract this kind of genuine enthusiasm, it will always have my support. Roll on next year!'
Richard Paterson, Master Blender
Always Single Malt focused – whether championed in blends or pure Single Malt expressions. Always enriching the flavour, lengthening the depth, refining the smoothness. After all, everything comes back to the whiskey. It’s our pride and our focus. Every one a true original, triple distilled to leave a lasting impression.
A tip of the hat to Ireland’s Golden Era of Irish Whiskey. Learning from the past to create the future. Rediscovering Irish Single Malts. Single Malt – that’s our heart.
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
From the moment The Oxford Artisan Distillery was a twinkle in our eye, we knew our distillery would be different. Not different for different’s sake, but different to be better; to be more sustainable, more thoughtful, more considerate of the world around us.
Working with our organic and regenerative farming partners, mostly within 50 miles of our distillery in Oxford, this is sustainable artisan production at its best; regenerating the land, supporting biodiversity and managing every stage from seed to still and into the bottle, with the use of absolutely no pesticides, fungicides or herbicides.
At our distillery’s home, a carefully restored, Grade II listed, 18th century threshing barn, our whiskies are produced from our unique heritage grains in our Steampunk-esque still, Nautilus. Nautilus was painstakingly built from scratch to an original design by South Devon Railway Engineering, a team of steam engine craftsmen and some of the last great industrial coppersmiths in England – the team rebuilt the boiler of no less than the Flying Scotsman.
The production of rye whisky has been part of The Oxford Artisan Distillery’s core plan from day one, with the first casks laid down more than 3 years ago, a few months after the distillery opened in July, 2017. The first three batches of Oxford Rye Whisky launched this year to wide acclaim, with Oxford Rye Whisky Batch #4 to follow in September 2021 and further expressions in the coming months.
The Whisky Show Stand
Founded in 1999, The Whisky Exchange is the leading global retailer of whiskies and fine spirits, with an award-winning online shop and three shops located in the heart of London at Covent Garden, Great Portland Street and London Bridge.
As a family company, The Whisky Exchange believes in excellent products at competitive prices and exceptional service. The company’s philosophy is simple – never rest on your laurels. The team, led by founders and brothers Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh and buyer Dawn Davies MW, is constantly trying to find new products with genuine heritage and quality in all drinks categories, while continuing to innovate and ensure its website and shop are the best in the business. Above all, the company is built on its amazing range and its people and is responsible for the loyal and ever-expanding fan base from around the world.
The Whisky Exchange in numbers: 4,000 whiskies including 3,000 single malt Scotch whiskies; 650 Cognacs and Armagnacs; 650 rums; 580 gins; 230 American whiskies; 150 Tequilas; three shops.
2 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HH / Tel: 020 7100 0088
90-92 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7NT / Tel: 020 7100 9888
88 Borough High Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1LL / Tel: 020 7631 3888
www.thewhiskyexchange.com / Tel: 020 8838 9388
Togouchi is a high-end & artisanal Japanese whisky brand produced by Sakurao Brewery & Distillery, located in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima prefecture.
The company was founded in 1918 and has been producing sake and liquors for over 100 years. It started making whisky in 1990 when they created Togouchi. In 2018, the distillery expanded its facilities to meet bigger production needs with the growth of the Japanese whiskies to a wider global market.
Two Stacks Whiskey
Part of the new wave of Irish bonders & blenders, since their launch in early 2020.
Two Stacks vision was to bring creative, transparent and innovative products to the market. With a release of 3 core whiskeys and several limited-edition expressions, alongside the world’s first whiskey served in 100ml can format dubbed Dram in a Can. Two Stacks have gone on to expand into over 20 export markets worldwide.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is the Most Awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019, 2020, and 2021. The brand honours Nearest Green, the first known African American master distiller.
Affectionately nicknamed Uncle Nearest by his friends and family, Green is credited with helping perfect the globally recognised Lincoln County Process, which is the only thing that distinguishes Tennessee Whiskey from Kentucky Bourbon (other than geography). This unique filtering of bourbon through sugar maple charcoal was named after the county where Nearest lived and made whiskey.
Today, our Master Blender and Nearest’s 5th-generation descendant, Victoria Eady Butler, continues his legacy of excellence as the first African American master blender for a major brand. Uncle Nearest is the fastest-growing American whiskey in history and our three ultra-premium whiskeys have garnered more than 310 awards and accolades throughout the world since the brand’s July 2017 U.S. debut.
WhistlePig Farm sits on the edge of Shoreham, Vermont, and has been the base of operations of the company since it's 2008 founding. Starting with rye whiskey carefully sourced from Canada and later the USA, and now continuing with its own spirit produced on the farm, WhistlePig have made a name for bottling some incredible whiskeys.
Led by master distiller Dave Pickerell and enthusiastic entrepreneur Raj Bhakta, WhistlePig has burst out of its Vermont home, with whiskey appearing on shelves around the world, picking up fans wherever it lands.
Wilderness Trail Distillery
All Wilderness Trail products are handcrafted with precision focusing solely on a unique sweet mash process and producing consistent great tasting award winning spirits.
Shane, a mechanical engineer and Pat, a PhD microbiologist and biochemist have more than 20 years of industry experience consulting and trouble shooting for distilleries around the world. Their wealth of experience has lead them to produce whiskey championing process that few other distilleries use; Infusion Mashing (cooking each grain in the mashbill at its optimum temperature), Clean Steam (Wilderness Trail is a chemical-free distillery), Sweet Mash (only fresh water, grains and yeast are used in the mashing/cooking process each time) and Low Barrel Entry Proof.
All Wilderness Trail ingredients are 100 percent KY Proud®-sourced ingredients from a local seed farmer.
Yamazaki is Japan's oldest distillery and still the top selling single malt whisky produced in the country.
Whiskies from the distillery are not only sold around the world, but are also key to creating owner Suntory's award-winning range of blends. Along with sister distillery Hakushu, Yamazaki's whiskies have shown the world that there is a lot more to whisky than Scotland.