Daffy’s Gin: the most cosmopolitan of Scottish gins (giveaway inside!)

2017-05-23

You know there will always be a place of choice for other spirits on The Whisky Lady, especially when this spirit is none other than a fantastic Scottish gin ! Well… Scottish? Not exactly though.  Daffy’s Small Batch Premium Gin is made with grain spirit from northern France, which is then distilled using a copper pot still. The Scottish distillers use a selection of eight …

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10 whiskies to celebrate Feis Ile at home

2017-05-22

If like me, once again, you cannot attend whisky heaven (I mean, Feis Ile, Islay whisky festival for those who may not be familiar with this annual malted celebration) this year, I thought it could be a good idea to offer you a little “Feis Ile” selection around here so that we can all drown our sorrows together 🙂 As usual, click on titles for …

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SMWS reveals perfect World Whisky Day flight

2017-05-20

To celebrate this World Whisky Day 2017 in style, what best than asking the experts themselves? I then got in touch with some respected malt maniacs to ask them what their “perfect WWD flight” would be – here’s Kai Ivalo (Spirit director at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society)’s contribution! “With up to 500 single casks hand selected and bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society every …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-05-19

Celebration at Dornoch Distillery Dornoch‘s two brothers are celebrating seeing the first spirit flow at their new micro distillery in the Highlands. The start of production in a former fire station beside a hotel owned by their family marks a major milestone for Phil and Simon Thompson, after they raised £250,000 to launch the Dornoch business. Aiming to produce nearly 11,000 gallons of alcohol annually, they …

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A closer look at Mackmyra Ten Years

2017-05-17

Sweden most famous distillery Mackmyra has recently launched Ten Years, a Swedish 10-year old single malt whisky. It’s actually the first Mackmyra whisky with an age statement, and I had the chance to receive a sample for review… So let’s have a closer look at this new baby! Ten Years has been matured in ex-bourbon casks as well as new American oak casks that held …

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