Category New Products

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New single cask collection from Wemyss Malts

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 […]

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Raasay While We Wait – Batch No2

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 […]

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Douglas Laing Introduces The ‘Consortium of Cards’ Collection

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 […]

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Finalists Revealed For The Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards

Eight dram-tastic finalists are revealed in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards Single malts from the stable of whisky giants Chivas Brothers have taken the lion’s share of nominations in this year’s expanded Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards. A panel of industry experts shortlisted the firm’s drams in three out of […]

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Roe & Co – A New Premium Blended Irish Whiskey

Diageo is to launch a new premium Blended Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co, the company announced today. The move by Diageo into the premium Irish Whiskey category comes as the company announced plans for investment in a whiskey distillery in the once Power Station at St. James’s Gate. The total project investment comes to €25 […]

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Glenmorangie Bacalta

Glenmorangie is proud to announce the eighth annual release in its Private Edition range. Scots Gaelic for ‘baked’, Bacalta is the first Glenmorangie expression finished entirely in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks. The inspiration for this limited edition first began more than 20 years ago, with the release of Glenmorangie Madeira Finish, the world’s first whisky […]

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The Glenfiddich IPA experiment, or, how the stag learnt to hop (pun intended) 

I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m all for NAS whiskies. However this only on the proviso that they are perhaps a different to a distilleries core range or house style. To use marketing speak I like them to be character-led.  Swapping your base level age stated expression for, or introducing, a […]