14/10/15
The Balvenie Unveil the DCS Compendium
One of the most momentous whisky collections ever created, The Balvenie DCS Compendium, is unveiled today. The Compendium celebrates the lifetime’s work of The Balvenie Malt Master David Charles Stewart (DCS), a legendary figure in the Scotch whisky industry, more than five decades after he first started work at the distillery.




14/10/15
Royal Mile Whiskies Release 40 Year Old Blended Malt
Sometimes when sat behind the keyboard there's a newsletter, or Facebook post or Twitter status that just takes my eye and I have to share it with everyone, this is one of those occasions as Royal Mile Whiskies release a 40 Year Old Blended malt.




14/10/15
Spirit of Speyside Becomes Twice Annual
Speyside’s leading malt whisky producers will unite on their own doorstep for the first time - to launch a brand new ‘dramfest’ organised by the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.




13/10/15
The Arran Malt Limited Release - The Bothy
The Arran Single Malt are delighted to present their final new release of the year which will be available for sale in their web shop at 11am on Monday 19th October.




13/10/15
Buffalo Trace Masterclass with Drew Mayville
On Saturday, 10th October, I was lucky to attend a Buffalo Trace tasting in Edinburgh with master blender Drew Mayville which not only went through the white dog and standard Buffalo Trace bottlings but also some of the Antique Collection.




09/10/15
Octomore 07.3 Released
This, Octomore 07.3, is the second release of Octomore of Octomore - Octomore whisky made from barley grown two miles along the coast from the distillery at farmer and friend James Brown's Octomore Farm.




09/10/15
Single Cask Arran Exclusively for WhiskyBrother
Earlier this year WhiskyBrother returned to Scotland to embark on another whisky-finding mission. Heading over to the Arran distillery this time, situated off the south-west coast on the Isle of Arran.




09/10/15
Chivas Unveils Art of Hosting Pack
Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has partnered with Apolis, the socially motivated lifestyle brand, for the latest instalment of Chivas Art of Hosting. The new limited edition pack will inspire today’s gentlemen to share the brand’s spirit of generosity and will be available globally from middle of October.




09/10/15
Gift the Perfect Single Malt This Christmas
This Christmas why not treat your loved one to one of the finest single malts? Whether they’re a whisky connoisseur or a newcomer, we have a selection of single malts to suit every taste. My tasting notes of most of these drams are shown at the bottom of the page.




09/10/15
A New World Where East Meets West
Bowmore, the first distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has launched a world first; a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been finished in precious oak casks hand-crafted from the rare Mizunara tree of Japan. Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish beautifully brings together two of the world’s most renowned whisky islands to create a refined, elegant and complex Single Malt, making it the ultimate gift for the whisky connoisseur. This exclusive expression of just 2,000 bottles is priced from £650.




08/10/15
The Macallan Rare Cask Black
Sitting in the dark, mysterious warehouses of The Macallan distillery are some unusual casks, nurturing some curious spirit. This is a dark, smoky and unexpected Macallan; this is Rare Cask Black, part of the 1824 Masters Series.




05/10/15
Why Your Whisky Retailer Should Be Your Best Friend
Back in 2012 I wrote an article on price comparisons of online to supermarket to specialist retailer (you can read that article here) so I thought it was about time I revisited it a little and explained some more of the reasons I think spending time with your specialist retailer is a very good move.




05/10/15
Glenmorangie Toasts the Winter Season
Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Distilling and Creation at Glenmorangie, has crafted a new limited edition single malt whisky, 'A Midwinter Night’s Dram'.




04/10/15
101 Gins to Try Before You Die
If ever I'm asked to suggest a good book for a whisky drinker I always suggest Ian Buxton (@101whiskies) and his 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die, here Ian suggests a range of mostly affordable drams that are well worth hunting out along with Ian's wonderful mix of knowledgable and sometimes humourous tasting notes.




02/10/15
Kilchoman Madeira Cask Matured Announced
Kilchoman are excited to announce the final general release of 2015






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