Diageo Introduces the 2016 Special Releases Collection
The Diageo Special Releases series began in 2001 taking over, in part, from the Rare malts series which ran from 1995-2005. Every year Diageo release a selection of some of their most prized whiskies in forms not normally available any other way, or sometimes not available at all any other way.
Perthshire Cheese with a Whisky Twist is a Hit
An artisanal Perthshire cheese made with Glenturret whisky has been a hit at farmers' markets as food and drink lovers get a taste for mixing two home-grown delicacies in one bite.
Jura 8yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
This 2008-2016 Jura 8 year old from Douglas Laings Provenance range is great value for money and anyone who knows me knows that a bottle of this was always going to be on my must buy list, but please don’t let that stop you reading.
Kilkerran 12 Year Old
This is the first release of the Kilkerran dram, from Glen Gyle distillery in Campbeltown and operated by the staff from Springbank.
Ian MacLeod Distillers Acquires Edinburgh Gin
Ian Macleod Distillers has taken ownership of the well-established and fast-growing Spencerfield Spirit Company, including its flagship brand, Edinburgh Gin.
Chivas Brothers Announce Enhanced Blending Team
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, today announced new roles for revered Master Blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop. The move coincides with the unveiling of an enhanced Chivas Brothers Blending Team, reinforcing the company’s expertise in crafting world-leading, blended Scotch whisky.
Cragganmore 25 Year Old
This Cragganmore Year Old was tasted as part of The Spirit of Speyside Dram 16 Winners tweet tasting organised by The Whisky Wire.
SMWS 121.90 Spiced Pear Planters Punch
This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 121.90 Spiced Pear Planters Punch is yet another great example from distillery 121, which was also the distillery number of the bottle that made me join.
Ardbeg Twenty One Launches
Ardbeg has announced that its latest Limited Edition whisky is a 21 year old single malt, distilled at one of the most turbulent times in Ardbeg’s history. A testament to the dedication of those who fought through the Distillery’s darkest days to keep its untamed spirit alive, Ardbeg Twenty One will be released exclusively to Ardbeg’s loyal following, the Ardbeg Committee, in recognition of their vital role in safeguarding the Distillery’s future.
Scallywag Cask Strength #2 (Douglas Laing)
This Scallywag Cask Strength #2 was part of the Sippin Speyside Facebook tasting by the guys at Douglas Laing
Auchentoshan 20 year old (Lady of the Glen)
I've had a few Lady of the Glen drams now and been mightely impressed with the quality of the casks being selected, so when this Auchentoshan 20 year old sample turned up i was really excited to try it.
SMWS 35.150 Corn N Oil
This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 35.150 Corn N Oil is one I'm still not able to find a lot out about, other than knowing that a friend let me try a sample. it's also from a first fill Moscatel cask which is a first for me.
Tobermory 42 Year old
Occasionally there's a dram that you get offered as a whisky blogger that just utterly blows your mind and this was one of those occasions.
Rare Scotch Whisky Breaks £5 Million Barrier for H1 2016
The value of collectable bottles of Scotch whisky traded within a half year period has surpassed £5 million for the first time since records began in 2008, according to figures published today by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101.
The Macallan Launch New Limited Edition Packaging
The Macallan single malt whisky has unveiled a new premium gifting series, inspired by the brand’s commitment to exceptional oak casks, featuring a range of whiskies in the current portfolio.
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