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Andy Simpson and David Robertson of Rare Whisky 101 pictured in the Whisky Snug at Hotel Du Vin, Edinburgh

The booming UK rare whisky auction market has become ‘increasingly liquid’ in an exceptional year for rare Scotch, according to a new report published today by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101.   According to the full year results for 2016 published today, both the volume and value of rare Scotch whisky […]


Wemyss Malts have started 2017 by releasing a selection of new single cask whiskies ranging from 14 to 28 years old. Nosed, tasted and selected by whisky writer Charlie Maclean, each bottling has a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character and has been bottled without chill filtration and at their natural colour. The full single […]


This week Brian Kinsman, Master Blender at William Grant and Sons, nominates his Desert Island Dram


A look at the eighth annual release in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range, The Bacalta


R&B Distillers have just announced the release of the second batch of their lightly peated single malt whisky – Raasay While We Wait.  I was pleasantly surprised by the 1st Batch, in a blind tasting of over 50 whiskies I placed it 4th, ahead of many other big names.  Hopefully the second Batch lives up […]

Coco Rocha, global ambassador for #LoveScotch, raising a glass against a backdrop of casks in Scotland to celebrate International Scotch Day, February 10th.

In honour of Scotland’s gift to the world, to the spirit that has long drawn people in through its status and style, this Friday February 10th 2017 the inaugural International Scotch Day will be celebrated worldwide. The day invites people everywhere to raise a glass of Scotch to celebrate a drink that’s made to be […]


Douglas Laing & Co, independent Scotch Whisky specialist, today unveils its Old Particular “Consortium of Cards” Single Cask Scotch Whisky Collection.  This, the first limited edition series within Old Particular, is themed around a deck of playing cards.  Four releases are planned for 2017, and the series launches with the “Queen of the Hebrides”, an […]