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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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BenRiach releases peated malt from the 1980s

2017-11-24

“The BenRiach Distillery is delighted to announce the release of BenRiach Authenticus 30 years old, a rare opportunity to experience a peated Speyside single malt dating back to the 1980s. Crafted from densely peated malted barley, BenRiach Authenticus 30 years old is a rich, intense Speyside single malt Scotch whisky.” Back in the 1970s, BenRiach began distilling a proportion of its whisky using peated malted …

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Glenglassaugh reveals first-ever wood finish whiskies

2017-11-02

“A coastal distillery which was once forgotten, now re-awakened, has unearthed a Limited Release series of contemporary Highland Single Malt Scotch whiskies, offering a unique voyage of discovery into a distillery reinvigorated.” The latest additions to the series represent a new chapter for Glenglassaugh and include the distillery’s first ever wood finish expressions. The wood finishes series features a Port Wood finish, a Peated Port …

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Benromach unveils Château Cissac Wood Finish 2009

2017-09-19

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has added to its Wood Finish portfolio with the Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish 2009. This single malt whisky offers a unique flavour profile as a result of a final finishing period in hand-selected wine casks from the distinguished French wine region of Haut-Médoc near Bordeaux. The Benromach Chateau Cissac (ABV 45%) was finished in first fill Chateau Cissac casks …

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Arran celebrates Master Distiller 10th anniversary with limited edition

2017-09-05

This year, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 10th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery and an incredible 40 years in the Scotch whisky industry. To celebrate, he has created a unique limited edition bottling that marks his first full decade of creating whisky on the Isle of Arran. This fresh and vibrant expression of The Arran Malt has been carefully blended by James …

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Gordon & Macphail launches exclusive Glen Grant Collection

2017-09-04

Famous independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail has launched an exclusive collection which focuses on six consecutive years from the Glen Grant Distillery and it sounds particularly yummy if you want my opinion (which you probably want if you read this blog…)! The limited-edition Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Collection offers consumers the opportunity to explore six rare and exquisite expressions from the historic Speyside distillery with …

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GlenDronach releases limited edition in partnership with Kingsman film director

2017-08-25

The GlenDronach Distillery has announced the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage, a unique collaboration with Marv films and Twentieth Century Fox to mark the release of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The GlenDronach was personally selected by Film Director, Matthew Vaughn, for his new Kingsman film as The GlenDronach is his single malt whisky of choice. To create The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition …

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Ardbeg adds “An Oa” to core range

2017-08-21

Surely this will be the biggest news this week, and what better #MondayMotivation factor than the announcement of Ardbeg adding a new expression to its core range ! At the heart of Ardbeg’s Distillery, in its intriguing new Gathering Room, a smoky, sweet and rounded single malt is taking shape. Ardbeg An Oa (pronounced “an oh”) is inspired by the most untamed part of The …

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Littlemill unveils 2017 Private Cellar Edition

2017-08-01

Littlemill has released Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition – a new limited edition whisky celebrating the last precious drops of single malt from the distillery. Rumoured to be one of the oldest in Scotland, and possibly even the world, the Littlemill distillery has a long and fascinating history. Officially established and producing whisky legally from 1772 in Bowling on the banks of the River Clyde …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-07-28

Douglas Laing is building a distillery ! A new £10.7 million urban Whisky distillery and bottling complex is to be built on the banks of the River Clyde in the heart of Glasgow. The ambitious and innovative project is being masterminded by one of the country’s fastest growing Scotch Whisky firms, Douglas Laing & Co. The development at Pacific Quay, one of Glasgow’s most high …

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