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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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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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