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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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A look at a heavy sherry bomb from indie bottlers Claxtons.

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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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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 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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This week I attempt to lure the Whisky Sponge into nominating a Desert Island Dram.

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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 […]