July 2017

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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Whisky Litterature – introducing “Single Malt Murder”

2017-07-05

You’re probably quite familiar with whisky bibles and other A-Z educational whisky books explaining the science behind your favourite beverage, but did you know that whisky had also been inspiring fiction authors? That shouldn’t come as a surprise given the great mysteries and multi-secular culture behind the amber nectar…  (com’on Hollywood, what about a “The Distillery” horror movie?) “Abi Logan just lost the most important …

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So Single Malts are actually Blends?

2017-07-04

#BackToWhiskyBasics lesson N°7 : If you’ve already attended a whisky tasting or malted event of any kind, there are good chances you’ve come accross this snob prick claiming to the world that “single malts are better than blends“? Yes, when starting your whisky discovery journey, you may have looked up at that guy thinking he was in the know… Guess what? My cat may be …

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My July Whisky Wishlist

2017-07-03

My July wishlists always tend to be my favourites… Because yay, it’s my Birthday month and I can expect some of my wishes to come true in July 😉 – Hence why this month’ wishlist will be a little bit extended… I’m a greedy person after all – and it’s not like there could be such a thing as “too much whisky” around here right …

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