Tag Archives: whisky

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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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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 […]

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West Coast Whisky Feis Announced

The town of Oban is set to be the location for a brand new whisky festival celebrating the water of life. The West Coast Whisky Fèis will take place in July of this year, and is the brainchild of Oban Whisky and Fine Wines, a local retailer of the spirit. Euan Finlayson, proprietor of Oban […]

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Black Mountain Notes Fumées

The Black Mountain Compagnie is a relatively new French operation with a couple of releases under their belt already. Their distillery is still at the pre build stage and they are keen to showcase a product now that will be indicative of what will be produced there in future.  They are sourcing whisky from Scotland […]

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The Dalmore 50

The Dalmore is set to release an exceptionally rare, Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished 50 year old single malt to mark its Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whisky industry. As the creative force behind The Dalmore and its now iconic and innovative luxury releases, Richard Paterson’s passion, expertise and artistry has seen him […]

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The Bowmore 9 Year Old

The first review of 2017 looks at the Bowmore 9 year old.