August 2022 – First Issue
Abov: Elevate Your Whiskey
Welcome to Abov the Noise, your monthly source for all things whiskey. We don’t want to just be another newsletter in your inbox, so we’ll hit the highlights: what’s happening in the industry, what we’re up to, and some of our favorite commentary. So grab a dram, and enjoy the first issue!
Abov our Price Range
Some cask sales in Kentucky also had a good week with a single barrel of Willet 10 year selling for $170,000. The proceeds ultimately are going to flood relief in the region. Check out the other unique items from the auction too:
GOING ABOV AND BEYOND
Rochester, the beautiful
The Abov team headed to Rochester, NY where the only bitter experiences are had at Fee Brothers. As a rule, these trips need to involve distillery visits, multiple. Our favorite from the flower city was Black Button distilling. We loved it so much that Jordan took it upon himself to do a write up of our adventure there.
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WHAT'S IN YOUR GLASS?
Talisker 10 Year
One of the most poured whiskies this month was a classic, Talisker 10. Packing all the traditional scotch flavors like peat and smoke into a crowd-pleasingly sweet dram. Flavors of salt and pepper ensure that it pairs well with almost any meal, but goes best with a good smoked salmon
USER REVIEW OF THE MONTH
MarcHD – Tomatin Legacy – 47/100
“So I bought this with the express purpose of enlightening my novice friends on the difference between a lesser whisky, using tired casks, compared to a superior whisky using exception casks. The result? This whiskey is so bad I couldn’t even bring myself to make my friends suffer the tasting…”
WHAT THE ABOV TEAM IS DRINKING
Sean – @WhiskyCEO
MOST COVETED WHISK(E)Y THIS MONTH
This intensely popular expression from Islay distillery Ardbeg was added to user wishlists the most of any whiskey this past month. Named after the famous whirlpool in the gulf of the same name, the powerful storm imagery evoked perfectly fits with this highly flavorful bottle from Ardbeg’s core range.
ABOV COMMUNITY INFORMATION
In June we announced the Abov brand and let you all know that something was coming; then…silence. We know some of you have been asking, and wanted to let you know what was up. During the beta test, users pointed out features and functionality that would dramatically improve the new app. We made the call to incorporate those features into the app before launch. While we don’t want to keep you waiting too long, we want to ensure you have an elevated experience using Abov, and if that takes a few more weeks in development, so be it! Until then, keep enjoying the original application as everything will be moved to the new one when we’re ready to launch.