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4 Brand New (or soon-to-be) Scotch Whisky Distilleries To Watch Out!

2015-09-25

BUILT FROM SCRATCH/ Isle of Harris Dubbed The Social Distillery, it is the first commercial distillery to be built of the Isle of Harris and is only the second distillery in the Outer Hebrides. The result of a seven-year project, the Tarbet-based site will provide 20 local jobs. “It is on this special island that conditions prevail for the production and maturation of a unique and exceedingly …

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Straight from Finland: Discover The Kyro Distillery Company

2015-09-21

  Spirits Our whisky is made from 100% malted rye and first batch will be ready in 2017. It is double distilled and aged in new American white oak casks in the cheese aging store room at the dairy. The rye-based gin boasts twelve dry botanicals and four freshly distilled, local botanicals foraged or picked nearby: meadow sweet, sea-buckthorn, birch leaves and wild cranberry. Location …

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Dream Dram: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

2015-09-18

“Mizunara oak casks embarked on the 6,000 mile journey from Japan to Islay. Cultures and languages differ but master craftsmanship is admired the whole world over. Combining the best of the east and the west in a first for scotch malt whisky, Bowmore Mizunara cask finish is an intriguing marriage of Scottish strength and passion with Japanese elegance and refinement. Here, in a first for …

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Weekly Review : Brenne French Single Malt

2015-09-14

I know many of you expected this article to arrive sooner or later… I was fortunate enough (or incredibly lucky) to meet and work alongside Allison Patel, the talented American-born founder of Brenne, a pretty unique 100% French Single Malt. We were indeed showing her malted jewel to the French crowds at the first-ever French Spirits Fair, Quintessence, held in Paris a few days ago, …

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1 Moment = 1 Dram: how to chose your whisky according to the occasion?

2015-09-08

As I already explained in a previous article answering (well, trying to answer may be more appropriate) the great “what’s your favourite whisky” question, my go-to dram always depends on the occasion. The place, people & mood-of-the-day will actually define my selected tipple and each situation calls for a different dram of choice! I then decided to build this – non-exhaustive – list of 10 …

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7 Questions for Old Carrick Mill’s founder Steven Murphy

2015-09-04

“Help Save Ireland’s History!” Here’s how Steven Murphy, the young entrepreneur behind The Old Carrick Mill project, chose to start his Kickstarter speech! The recently-launched crowd-funding campaign aims at bringing back to life an historical Irish building where Steven plans to build a new Irish distillery (yes, another one!). As Ireland is currently undergoing some sort of whiskey renaissance, Seems like Steven chose the right …

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My September Whisky Wishlist

2015-09-02

Back-to-school season has already arrived (let’s pretend we’re still young and always ready to hit the dancefloors ‘til the sun comes up again…) and I’ve got some yummy liquid delights to put in your grown-up lunch boxes! Here’s a my September Whisky Wishlist : Willet’s Pot Still Reserve Bourbon A single barrel bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, packaged in an unusual, and rather smart Pot …

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