July 2017

Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-07-21

That Boutique-y Whisky Company reveals 100th bottling TBWC’s Supersplendiferous Speyburn – Batch 1 (49.5% ABV) is a 7 Year Old single cask, single malt Scotch whisky, which is limited to just 233 bottles. A special one-of-kind, litre bottle of the Supersplendiferous Speyburn – Batch 1, is also being produced to mark the occasion, which will be auctioned to raise money for the charity Malaria No …

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In Pictures: CAMUS to enter the Irish Whiskey game

2017-07-20

Earlier this week, I flew to Ireland to discover the secrets behind a brand new Irish Whiskey range: Lambay Whiskey. If like me you had never heard about “Lambay” before reading this, bare with me because this tiny part of the world is already a real little paradise for nature lovers and is soon to also be famous amongst whisk(e)y enthusiasts as well! Still a …

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10 Scotch Whisky Fun Facts

2017-07-18

When reading whisky books or visiting distilleries, I noticed that one of the parts I liked the most was the “fun facts” section… Yeap, I have more fun being told Frank Sinatra was buried with a bottle of whiskey than learning Triumph barley was only used between 1980 and 1985 (true story though)… And I do believe I’m not the only one around here! 😀 …

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My favourite whiskies for Summer

2017-07-17

So you may think whisky isn’t my go-to drink in Summer? You’re right! While I do enjoy a refreshing highball or a whisky + ginger ale + lime cocktail poolside on hot summer days, a neat glass of amber nectar isn’t necessarily appealing to me during warm days, and you know what? That’s ok! If you prefer a fresh beer or a nice glass of …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-07-14

Dalmore launches 2017 distillery exclusive Available exclusively from the distillery and eleased during Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whisky industry, the Distillery Exclusive is a showcase of Richard’s craftsmanship and, in particular, his pioneering approach to the art of maturation and cask finishing. Having matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels, The Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000 has been finished in hand selected Californian Merlot Barriques for five …

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jack Daniel’s

2017-07-12

You know what? I’m not a huge fan of Jack Daniel’s (while I must admit I used to buy shit loads of JD when I was younger to showcase my inner rock’n’roll self 😉 ) but the brand is probably one of the most famous whiskey brands in the world, often considered as America in a bottle. And I do receive plenty of messages about …

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Dream Dram: Glen Moray Mastery on the tasting table!

2017-07-11

Recognising the work of his predecessors, Graham Coull, Glen Moray’s Master Distiller, selected five different vintages of Glen Moray to create MASTERY, the ultimate ‘blend’. Three of the five vintages used were laid down by Graham’s Glen Moray forefathers, Robert Brown (manager from 1959-1987) and Edwin Dodson (manager from 1987-2005). Two of Graham’s own vintages are in there too, as well as evidence of techniques …

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Whisky is an art of slowness

2017-07-10

I tend to tell you a lot about those things that “really grinds my gears” around here, so let’s also focus on those things that make me appreciate whisky and encouraged me to grow a passion for the spirit. One of them is slowness. Whisky is not something you can rush: from the raw ingredients it is made from, to the production process it goes …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-07-07

Port X Whisky: The Dalmore releases three-bottle Vintage Port Collection In the year that The Dalmore’s legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson celebrates his 50th year in the whisky industry, The Vintage Port Collection is the latest in a long line of ground-breaking releases from the iconic whisky producer. Crafted using the finest aged Port pipes from renowned winemakers W&J Graham’s, Paterson’s unrivalled knowledge of the …

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Arran launches final Smugglers’ Series bottling

2017-07-06

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery will release the final edition in its highly celebrated Smugglers’ Series on the 12th July. This bottling marks the conclusion of the much-lauded trilogy which honours the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed ‘Arran Waters’. Like proceeding volumes, ‘The Illicit Stills’ and ‘The High Seas’, Smugglers’ …

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