March 2017

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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3 Irish Distilleries You May Have Never Heard Of

2017-03-10

A few weeks ago, the Embassy of Ireland in London was hosting #SpiritofSharing (organised by Irish food board Bord Bia): a showcase of Ireland’s new generation of drinks producers, and a great occasion to discover new and well-established Irish distillers over a few drinks 😀 ! The event celebrated the renaissance of the Irish drinks industry, with makers sharing their drinks, each produced with great …

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Women in Whisky Shouldn’t Be A Thing

2017-03-08

You know what really grinds my gears? Women championing the “Women in Whisky” cause like it’s somehow badass. It’s not. Let’s make it clear, women in whisky have been commonplace for a long time now and – within the industry – they’re really treated as equal as men (I haven’t checked their pay slips though… ;)). You know what? Your favourite malt is probably thought, distilled, …

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Whisky Distilling returns to Scotland’s Capital

2017-03-08

Whisky distilling will return to Leith with the construction of a state of the art distillery in Edinburgh’s port district beside Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and The Royal Yacht Britannia; the first purpose-built single malt distillery to be constructed in the capital for over a century. Four years since the idea was first conceived by two life-long friends from Edinburgh, the site of the new …

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My Favourite Irish Whiskeys Under £50

2017-03-07

St Patrick’s Day being just around the corner and the whole Irish Whiskey category hitting the headlines lately (figures are more than impressive, did you know that the Irish Whiskey Association expects global market share to grow by 300% by 2030 from 4% to 12%?) are just two of the reasons that made me finally come up with this long-overdue piece on my favourite under-£50 …

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The Lost Distillery Company expands into East Asia

2017-03-06

Ayrshire-based boutique Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company, has launched its award-winning range in Hong Kong and Macau. The formal relationship with distributor, Adega Royale, will see the legendary whiskies available in Hong Kong and Macau for the first time. The companies celebrated the new partnership with a launch party on 27thFebruary 2017 followed by several prestigious events and dinners across Hong Kong and …

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