scotch whisky

Whisky Distilling returns to Scotland’s Capital


Whisky distilling will return to Leith with the construction of a state of the art distillery in Edinburgh’s port district beside Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and The Royal Yacht Britannia; the first purpose-built single malt distillery to be constructed in the capital for over a century. Four years since the idea was first conceived by two life-long friends from Edinburgh, the site of the new …

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Glen Moray Distillery: 120 years of History


120 years of single malt whisky making history at the Glen Moray distillery, at the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, is celebrated throughout 2017. The first drops of spirit ran from the copper pot stills at Glen Moray on the 13th September 1897. Over the last 120 years, just five men have had the honour of being “Master Distiller”. The men who have made Glen Moray …

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Drams & Dishes: 9 Wintery Whisky and Food pairings


You’re probably already familiar with the trendy concept of Hygge (and if you’re not, Google is a helpful friend) – now let’s say you’re all wrapped up in your fake fur blanket by the fireplace, some expensive ginger-bread scented candles lit up in the room & your purring cat sleeping next to you, there’s still something missing to turn this cosy quality time into a …

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Career: Lindores Abbey Distillery looking for Distillery Cat !


WANTED! Mouser-in-Chief for the spiritual home of Scotch whisky. As Lindores Abbey Distillery in Fife prepares to open its doors to the public this summer, with a visitor centre and working distillery on the site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch whisky in 1494, the founders – Helen and Drew McKenzie Smith – are looking to make a crucial appointment. Lindores Abbey is on …

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Deanston unveils new 40-year-old expression


Deanston has kicked off the New Year in style with the release of a brand new limited edition! Handcrafted using the best Scottish ingredients, Deanston 40 Year Old (45.6% ABV) is unchill filtered for an authentic and natural taste. The spirit has been stored in whisky refill casks before spending the last 10 years of its maturation in Oloroso sherry butts. Light amber in colour, …

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Reviewing Highland Park Fire Edition


Highland Park Fire Edition completes a two-part series of special edition bottlings that celebrate myths and legends of the Viking age and follows the launch of Highland Park Ice Edition in March last year. I had the chance to receive a sample a few weeks ago, so let’s have a closer look at this highly-awaited expression! It is the first single malt whisky from Edrington-owned …

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Women Who Whisky: Julie Trevisan Hunter (The Scotch Whisky Experience)


I am thrilled to introduce a brand new series on the blog for 2017 (yes, one more… I know what you think!), where I’ll be highlighting different “Women Who Whisky” and their views on the industry. What best way to kick off this series than catching-up with Julie Trevisan Hunter, Marketing Manager at the world-famous Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh and named Master of The …

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What The F*** Is Peat Anyway?


You know me – I am a people watcher. I could litteraly spend hours in a bar just watching people coming in and out, which have lead me to draw quite an accurate picture of the different kinds of people ordering whisky in a bar (but that’s another story). But what I noticed lately – mainly in my home-country – is an increasing number of people …

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Weekly Review: While We Wait – R&B Distillers


After reviewing Borders Single Grain a few months back, I couldn’t miss the chance to have a deeper look at R&B Distillers‘ other expression, While We Wait, which I had the happy surprise to receive within one of my favourite whisky subscription boxes: Craft Whisky Club. With roots in both the Scottish Borders and the Hebrides, R&B Distillers are seeking to build distilleries in both …

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The Whisky Show 2016: personal highlights


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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