June 2017

Halt to the whisky police

2017-06-26

You know what really grinds my gears? People telling other people they’re enjoying their whisky wrong. You don’t need to go far to find them, the loyal lieutenants of the whisky police, they are everywhere, like the grown-up version of your high school bullies. But where they tend to annoy me the most is online (because maybe I’m spending too much time on Facebook rage …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-24

Arran announces third and last expression of its Smuggler Series This highly anticipated bottling will be released in selected countries across the world via Arran‘s network of global distributors in July this year. “In this Smugglers’ Series Vol.3 ‘The Exciseman’ we conclude our popular series which pays tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the …

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Top tips for the aspiring whisky auction seller

2017-06-23

As I tend to receive more and more messages asking me for the Dos and Donts of whisky auctionning (you’re probably not without knowing that I’ve been working as a whisky auctioneer for auction website Catawiki for quite a while now…), I thought it could be useful to put together this quick handy guide for the wannabe whisky auction seller!  [Disclaimer: I’m not encouraging you …

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In Pictures: a look inside Vinexpo 2017

2017-06-22

Apart if you’ve been living in a remote cave, you probably know those past 5 days brought all the best of the Wine & Spirit world to Bordeaux for the 2017 edition of Vinexpo. And guess what? I was there… And I tasted some pretty awesome stuff 😀 While probably 85% of the show was dedicated to wine and I didn’t have time to check …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-20

Glenturret honours record-breaking mouser with cask Glenturret Distillery has extended its limited edition Bottle Your Own cask series to commemorate world record holding mouser Towser, who died 30 years ago. Available at Glenturret’s Distillery shop – part of The Famous Grouse Experience – the dedication marks 30 years since the passing of the “world mousing champion”, who was affectionately dubbed ‘Towser the Mouser’. The Bottle Your Own …

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A closer look at the new Highland Park Valkyrie

2017-06-19

For Viking Warriors, death was not an end but a glorious beginning and it began with the Valkyries… In partnership with renowned Danish designer Jim Lyngvild, VALKYRIE is the first in a series of three Viking Legend releases inspired by rich Viking history and mythology. Having once been part of Denmark and Norway, Orkney became the raiding headquarters for Norwegian Vikings in the 8th and …

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Help name those distillery cats !

2017-06-14

Do you remember, I recently ran a piece on the blog about Lindores Abbey Distillery beloved distillery cat and their hunt for a new “mouser-in-chief” a few months ago? I’m back with another cat-related story 😀 [we all know the internet loves cats right?] “We are very sad to say that Toffee sadly passed away shortly after and we have now welcomed two new additions …

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Review: Knappogue Castle 14 years old Twin Wood

2017-06-14

If you’re an avid TWL reader, you must know I already reviewed Knappogue’s 12-year-old expression around here a couple of weeks ago. Let’s now have a closer look at his older brother ! Knappogue Castle 14 years old is the result of a marriage of 14 year old single malts aged in two types of wood: bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry casks. It is non-chill …

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My Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-11

Toulouse first dedicated whisky bar to open early September !  The Hopscotch Pub & Brewery will open its doors to the public early September, offering a Scottish home away from home with one of the largest whisky selection in France, tasty whisky-inspired cocktails, craft beers brewed by the team itself at the nearby Hopscotch Brewery and finger Scottish food.   Loch Lomond unveils 2 Island …

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My Father’s Day Whisky Selection

2017-06-09

This year, I have teamed up with the legendary LMDW to bring you my personal selection of whiskies to offer to your beloved whisky-loving daddy on this special day! As usual, click on titles for direct links to shop 😀 For the American lover  Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye A Pennsylvanian rye at full expression can be characterised by a perfect balance between rye and malted …

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