Reviewing Mackmyra rum-finished expression Vinterdröm


The story of Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky distillery, famously began with a ski trip in 1998, when eight friends from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology went on holiday together and all brought bottles of whisky to share. In conversation during the evening, the friends’ national pride was somewhat piqued by the fact that all of them had brought Scotch and discussion turned to how a …

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Top Tips To Rock Your Burns Night Dinner


With Christmas a distant memory and spring a long way away, the end of January isn’t a traditionally cheerful time unless you follow Scottish tradition and throw a party to rival Hogmanay on the 25th. Burns Night is a celebration of the great Robert Burns, national hero and Scotland’s most beloved poet, and a great excuse to shake off the winter blues. Surprising your guests …

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7 Questions for Rens Defrenne from The Nectar


Since its opening in 2006, The Nectar has embarked in a quest for the best spirits to share with both consumers and professionals: whisky, rhum, cognac, armagnac, calvados, grappa… The Belgian company has become a real reference in the industry, distributing more than 2000 references as we speak, and even bottling some casks under its own label “nectar of the daily dram“ I wanted to …

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Deanston unveils new 40-year-old expression


Deanston has kicked off the New Year in style with the release of a brand new limited edition! Handcrafted using the best Scottish ingredients, Deanston 40 Year Old (45.6% ABV) is unchill filtered for an authentic and natural taste. The spirit has been stored in whisky refill casks before spending the last 10 years of its maturation in Oloroso sherry butts. Light amber in colour, …

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Top Tips for the wannabe whisky collector


You’ve recently developed a taste for whisky (Yay! Welcome!) but you don’t have a clue where/how to start? Hey, don’t freak out and let me guide you! First of all, why would people collect whisky, I mean, I thought it was meant to be drunk? There are plenty of very good reasons to collect whisky. Here are a few of those: First of all, if …

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