February 2016

5 Whisky News that made my week ! #1

2016-02-12

I’m pleased to introduce a new weekly series of articles! This special column will go live every Friday (well, at least if there’s enough material and if I’m not too lazy couch potatoing in front of a stupid teenager show), with the aim to summarize the top-5 whisky news of the week : new releases, distillery openings, special events or any other whisky (& other …

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Dream Dram: Reviewing Bruichladdich’s Octomore 7.4 – Virgin Oak

2016-02-12

In 2008, the distilling team at Bruichladdich quietly laid down another “what if?” project in the far corner of their 1845 Port Charlotte warehouses. “What if we put 167ppm Octomore spirit into virgin oak casks? What would the combination of smoke-rich Octomore and sweet, honeyed vanilla derived from the great French oak forests of Allier produce?” This was uncharted territory, the first time that spirit …

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Weekly Review: Wemyss Malts Single Cask releases 2016

2016-02-10

Independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, is thrilled to announce its first Single Cask release of 2016. Six casks have been selected to showcase the best of Speyside, Islay and The Highlands, ranging in age from 13 to 25 years old. There are a number of highlights including cask strength “Coastal Confection” from Islay (that I had the chance to sample *lucky bee*). William Wemyss, Founder and …

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3 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the gin-lover in your life

2016-02-07

Love Gin – Eden Mill A gin from a Scottish craft brewer? Yes please. Eden Mill have embraced distilling and are clearly having great fun. This Love Gin is made with juniper, coriander seed and angelica as well as rhubarb root, rose petal, goji berry, elderberry, marshmallow root and raspberry leaf! It’s then infused with hibiscus flowers post distillation. Gordon Castle Raspberry Gin Liqueur Gordon …

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The Whisky Shop to celebrate Women in Whisky

2016-02-06

The Whisky Shop Piccadilly invites you to a tasting event celebrating women’s contribution and involvement in the Scotch whisky industry, on Tuesday 16th February at 7.15pm. Led by the incredible women who work in the Whisky Shop Piccadilly, Lucy and Charlotte will be exploring whiskies which have been founded, created and revered by women. Over the years women have influenced and shaped the whisky industry …

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My February Whisky Wishlist

2016-02-04

As January appeared to be quite prolific in new liquid gold releases, I really had a hard time coming up with this month’ shortlist and selecting only 5 of all those highly-appealing nectars… (obviously, this is totally a fake excuse to explain why I’m running late on my regular schedule… ). But here it is! Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition Milsean (pronounced ‘mill-shun’ and Gaelic for …

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