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May 2018: new whiskies you need to try

2018-05-25

The whisky world is seriously booming and those are exciting times for us drammers! Not a month passes without my mailbox being flooded by tons of press releases announcing more or less exciting news – I therefore read through all I’ve received so far in May and made a selection for you to highlight what really stood out and tweaked my interest ! Method & …

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New designs and new expressions for Port Charlotte

2018-05-10

Bruichladdich Distillery have today announced the relaunch of Port Charlotte, their heavily-peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. The self-proclaimed Progressive Hebridean Distillers will unveil a new range in distinctive new packaging this summer. “Fans of the smoky Islay malt can be assured that the style of the spirit remains unchanged. Malting as before to a heavyweight 40ppm, the distillery will release four new products in …

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Redbreast releases 32-year-old Dream Cask

2018-05-09

Redbreast Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has launched the Redbreast Dream Cask, which will be available to buy through its online members’ club, The Birdhouse, from World Whisky Day (Saturday 19th May). The release follows requests from consumers and whiskey experts over the past 12 months, and becomes the first in a new series planned for the coming years. Redbreast Dream Cask …

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A new distillery for Islay… Again.

2018-04-27

It’s this sort of news that we’ve been hearing quite a few times those past 2 years. “XX Whisky Corp. to open a distillery on the all-mighty whisky island!” “Breaking News: Islay gets 9th whisky distillery!”, “Peat freaks, you’ll be drinking some new Islay whiskies in a few years!”… After Ardnahoe (currently under construction) and Gartbreck (well… is it really going to take shape one …

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WWA 2018 Results: World Whisky celebrated !

2018-03-24

It’s this time of the year again, when all the crème de la crème of the whisky industry gathers in London for an evening of food, drinks and awards speeches ! I was fortunate enough to be amongst the judges of the WWW18, and I’m quite happy to see we put the World Whisky category at center stage this year 😀 [Although, I would have …

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You can now pass a whisky diploma… Online !

2018-03-22

Pioneers of accredited and independent whisky education, Edinburgh Whisky Academy have unveiled a range of new courses for 2018, building on its hugely popular Diploma in Single Malt Whisky. “First to go live is the brand new online Introduction to Whisky Certificate which provides insight into the fundamentals of whisky. Complied by industry experts, this course is fully flexible and accessible requiring around 10 hours …

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2 new Bunnahabhains in town !

2018-03-14

Bunnahabhain unveils limited edition expressions including rare peated malt Islay’s most remote distillery, Bunnahabhain has unveiled two new limited edition expressions – a peated Bunnahabhain 2004 Moine Brandy Finish and an unpeated Bunnahabhain 2003 Pedro Ximénez Finish. The 2004 Moine Brandy Finish is a peated malt that has latterly been matured in brandy casks, which is a first for the distillery. Bottled at 55.7%, the …

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Jura announces brand new range

2018-03-05

Even though the news leaked a few days ago (the magic of Social Media…), Jura has now officially announced the complete revamp of its whole range with new aged and NAS expressions ! Forget about Superstition, Origin or Prophecy (it’s time to stock up if you loved them ;)) and get ready to discover 5 new expressions. I haven’t had the chance to taste any …

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Glenmorangie unveils new Rye-matured expression

2018-01-30

Glenmorangie’s first single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks is today revealed as the ninth release in the Highland Distillery’s acclaimed Private Edition series.  Glenmorangie Spìos, the Private Edition for 2018, exhibits a sophistication and subtle spice inspired by American rye whiskey’s golden era. With its savoury and full-bodied character, Glenmorangie Spìos (Scots Gaelic for ‘spice’ and pronounced ‘spee-oss’) recalls the glittering heyday of …

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Inchdairnie goes back to the future with first release

2017-12-01

InchDairnie Distillery has underlined its innovative intentions with the news that its first release, Ryelaw, will be a groundbreaking ‘rye whisky’ that brings together elements of Scotch whisky and American rye whiskey. Ryelaw, which is made with a high proportion of malted rye, the key component in American rye whiskey, and also malted barley, the key ingredient in Scotch whisky, is being distilled at the Fife Distillery on Friday …

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