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No, good whisky isn’t too expensive !

2017-11-10

You know what really grinds my gears? All those people always complaining about the prices of whisky. C’mon guys, there are so many affordable great malts out there! Yet another new release announced, yet another volley of criticisms from whisky drinkers, and yet this same old song “whisky prices have gone crazy, I could buy amazing bottlings 10 years ago for a third of the …

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The Whisky Show 2016: personal highlights

2016-10-12

As promised, here are my personal malted highlights from last week’ TWE Whisky Show in London. I chose to showcase some very different drams: Scotch, American & World Whiskies, official distillery bottlings & independent bottlers gems as well as affordable options & more pricey alternatives, trying to suit all your discerning palates and wallets ;). Mackmyra Vinterdrom Mackmyra Vinterdröm is a fruity and slightly spicy swedish …

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Discussing independent bottling with Lady Of The Glen founder

2016-07-11

Gregor Hannah, founder of its own whisky brand Lady Of The Glen, kindly agreed to answer a few questions about its independent bottling adventure! First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about yourself: where do you come from? Career background? How did you came up with the idea of bottling your own whiskies? I’d like to thank you for getting in …

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Weekly Review: Wemyss Malts’ Midsummer single cask releases

2016-07-04

As we’re entering summertime, Independent bottler Wemyss Malts releases a gathering of nine new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 27 years old.  The full single cask list of this release comprises of: “Arbor in Bloom” 1995 (20yo) single cask from Glen Grant Distillery, Speyside “Summer Breeze” 1995 (20yo) single cask from Linkwood Distillery, Speyside “Spiced Rum Baba” 1988 (27yo) single cask from Glenrothes …

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Weekly Review: Claxton’s Glentauchers 18 Years Old (1996)

2016-02-20

In the early years of Scotland’s ancient and most world-renowned industry, many merchants bought single casks of whisky and bottled them as they were, preserving their unique character and flavour. As a family-owned, independent company bound to no single distiller, Claxton’s proudly continue this ancient tradition by hand-selecting individual casks that reach only the highest benchmark. The marriage of wood and spirit in a cask …

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Weekly Review: Edinburgh Whisky Ltd “The Advocate’s Batch”

2015-10-06

I had the chance to live in the Scottish capital city a few years back and saying that I fell in love with Edinburgh would be an understatement. From all the cities I’ve visited in my not-that-long-25-years-old-girl existence, Edinburgh really stands out with its magical atmosphere, arty vibe (especially during the summer months), charming streets & shops, tasty restaurants and overall, the most welcoming people …

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