speyside whisky

In Pictures: Visiting the Glenfiddich Distillery

2017-10-31

Let’s pursue our malted adventures on the Malt Whisky Trail with another distillery visit ! Amongst the 4 distilleries I visited during my last Scottish trip, I was more than happy to re-discover Glenfiddich (which if you remember, I already visited a few years ago for a blending lab during Spirit of Speyside), and finally get to see those impressive stills ! After our stops …

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Gordon & Macphail Unveils “Speyside Collection”

2016-12-05

Leading whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has launched an exclusive Speyside Collection, offering customers the chance to purchase six exquisite single malt Scotch whiskies from some of Scotland’s finest Speyside distilleries. Established in 1895, the fourth-generation family business is custodian to some of the world’s oldest and most unique single malt Scotch whiskies. Allowing whisky fans the chance to savour an inimitable piece of Scotland’s …

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Spirit of Speyside Distilled: More Details Revealed

2016-07-12

Hey whisky lovers, I’ve got a good news for you today! Tickets are about to go on sale (15th of July) for a brand new drinks festival that unites, for the very first time, Speyside’s famous whiskies with the region’s award-winning brewers, gin makers and food producers. Spirit of Speyside: Distilled, from the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, will bring together an array of …

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The Station Hotel: the ultimate Speyside base for whisky lovers

2016-06-29

“The Perfect Base From Which To Explore Speyside” With an expert blend of tradition and modern luxury, the boutique Station Hotel in Rothes is the perfect base from which to explore Speyside: world-famous whisky country. Each distillery has its own unique heritage and story, something that stands it apart. And The Station Hotel is no different. Following extensive restoration by Richard and Heather Forsyth (now you …

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Is the “Scotch Whisky Regions” classification still relevant?

2016-05-20

Most of the times, when you get introduced to Scotch, the well-known “5 regions – 5 different profiles” explanation is given to you and your fellow Scotch newbies. It’s an old and common classification you can’t really miss, whether you’re taking a tour of The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh or simply doing some shopping at the airport duty free (actually even found out recently …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Spirit of Speyside Next Year

2016-05-12

1 –> Indulge in some great drams: Of course, that comes with no surprise, the number one reason why you ABSOLUTELY need to attend next year’ edition of Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is the liquid offer – and I’m not talking about the Scottish rain here… Speyside is home to more than half of all Scottish distilleries: from recent ones like Ballindaloch to old gems …

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Weekly Review: Sampling Exile Casks’ first release The Trojan

2016-03-31

London-based Caskstrength Creative, run by drinks writers Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley (authors of award-winning book Distilled) have just launched their new project which has seen them travel the length and breadth of Scotland to unearth the uncommon. The writers turned detective as they took on the role of cask hunters on a journey of discovery searching out the most unusual of all whisky casks, …

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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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