March 2017

Oldest Glenmorangie whisky just launched

2017-03-24

One of the most prestigious Highland single malts ever created by Glenmorangie has been revealed this week. Building on the success of the exclusive bottlings of Pride 1981 (released in 2011) and Pride 1978 (released in 2014) with the launch of Pride 1974. Crafted by Dr Bill Lumsden, the new 41-year-old edition was laid down on 30th October 1974 in combination of ex-bourbon casks and …

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A look inside the SMWS Queen Street Venue

2017-03-24

Hey, it’s been a while since I haven’t come up with a proper “in pictures” piece around here! Last time I went to Edinburgh (which really feels like too long ago now even though it’s only been a few months… but love makes you lose your bearings sometimes…), I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the newly-refurbished Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue on Queen Street …

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Brown-Forman unveils new Travel Retail expressions

2017-03-23

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail’s American Whiskey portfolio is picking up some extra strength with the introduction of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and Coopers’ Craft Bourbon.   Woodford Reserve Rye is the third permanent line extension to the brand’s portfolio which also includes Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.  Master Distiller Chris Morris spent nearly a decade crafting a rye whiskey that …

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Discussing whisky investment with Cask88 director

2017-03-22

While demand for rare whiskies is becoming greater everyday those past few years – reaching crazy prices at auctions – I wanted to find out more about what Patrick Costello, director of online whisky retailer Cask88, thought of this never-ending trend and what lead him to the rare whisky world. Patrick kindly agreed to answer a few questions! First of all, could you please tell …

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How To Read A Scotch Whisky Label

2017-03-21

So you had decided to embark on your first whisky shopping spree as a new “whisky amateur”, you managed to push the doors of your local spirits shop, run towards the whisky shelf but then… You freaked out. Too many bottles, too many information, what’s really important, what’s marketing bullshit? It was easy to attend whisky tastings, your host had already selected the drams, but …

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Whisky Subscription Boxes: A Comparative Study

2017-03-20

You’re probably already familiar with the concept of subscription boxes : a monthly/bi-monthly selection of products you receive straight to your doorstep, designed around a specific theme. Beauty, food, dog & cat accessories, books and even panties (yes, true story !), there’s something to suit every taste and that shouldn’t come as a surprise : whisky lovers also have their own subscription services ! And each of those has …

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6 Irish Whiskey & Food Pairings for St Patrick’s Day

2017-03-17

It’s this time of the year again! You can finally wear this terrible green jumper you’ve been offered at Christmas by someone who obviously doesn’t really care about you, and go pub-crawling your way through the city! Oh… But maybe you’re not from that team anymore? No, You’re now this boring friend organising themed meals for every occasion, and that’s ok, you don’t need to …

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Reviewing new Tobermory 21 (Manzanilla Cask Finish)

2017-03-16

Tobermory Distillery has recently launched two limited edition malts – Ledaig 19 Year Old and Tobermory 21 Year Old. The Ledaig 19 Year Old (51% ABV) is some of the first spirit distilled when peated single malt production commenced at Tobermory distillery in the late 90’s. Peat-dried malted barley was married with naturally peat-infused water from a lochan high in the mountains above the village. …

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Ardbeg reveals new limited edition The Kelpie

2017-03-15

Ardbeg has announced its Ardbeg Day 2017 bottling: The Kelpie. Let’s find out more about this new limited release! Ardbeg Day falls on Saturday, 3rd June 2017.  This year, in homage to the sea that surrounds the Distillery’s remote Scottish island home, Ardbeg will again release a celebratory Limited Edition expression. Ardbeg Kelpie is the first Ardbeg to be matured in Virgin Black Sea oak …

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Talking whisky with Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman

2017-03-14

A scientist by training, Brian Kinsman became Glenfiddich’s Malt Master in December 2009, and is responsible for fulfilling William Grant’s adventurous ambition of creating ‘the best dram in the valley’. He is the sixth Malt Master since Glenfiddich first flowed from the distillery stills on Christmas day almost more than 125 years ago. As Malt Master, Brian is in charge of the time-honoured Glenfiddich whisky …

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