One of the biggest disadvantages of being a whisky blogger is that for the vast majority of people it isn't a full time career and as such when invites to events and press trips come up, inevitibly they are difficult for many to attend.
I made an attempt to do a full range of Now in Store articles in the past but they were such hard work with tracking them all down then adding them to the system and editing images etc so it fell by the wayside.
There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of debates around the world in all forms of communication about the pros and cons of systems for scoring whisky, this article won’t regurgitate all of that, but it will look at why we don’t do scoring on this site at present, and then it might present a way of scoring whiskies that really is more personal and thoughtful.
Campbeltown used to be one of the biggest areas for the production and distillation of whisky, and it still stirs the hearts of many a whisky enthusiast nowadays.
The first of a batch of reviews of Benriach expressions opens with one thats been about for a bit and three that are brand new to market.
Whether neat, mixed, shaken, stirred or on the rocks, people all over the world have been enjoying Scotch - Scotland’s signature tipple - since the 15 th Century.
I'm always looking for new and interesting drams to try, and despite having a bit of a backlog of samples and shares to get through this set of drams jumped straight to the front of the queue.
Ardbeg is set to bring Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt to a close on Ardbeg Day, the global celebration of the single malt’s untamed spirit.
The oldest licensed distillery in Ireland is calling on whiskey fans to toast to St. Patrick in a bid to honour the world’s most popular saint.
Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has unveiled its hotly anticipated, limited-edition single malt series, Five Virtues.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey announces the launch of BUSHMILLS RED BUSH, the newest addition to the range of malt-rich, blended whiskeys. Matured in bourbon casks for a delicate and exceptionally smooth and balanced flavour, the liquid appeals to both bourbon enthusiasts and those new to Irish whiskey.
Glenturret Distillery have announced that they will release a rare 29-year-old single cask malt next week named after long-time cooper, Michael Jamieson, who served the Scotch whisky industry for 44 years.
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has unveiled the latest expression in its portfolio, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish 2009 – with the number of bottles released for sale double the size of the previous edition, in response to the growing success and worldwide demand for Benromach whiskies.
Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky are delighted to confirm that they will be hosting The Spirit of Speyside Festival Dinners for the third year. The Speyside Festival runs from 27th April – 1st May. Glen Moray is a "Gold Member" of the festival and hosts a number of events during the festival at the distillery.
Irish Distillers introduces METHOD AND MADNESS; a new range of experimental super premium whiskeys designed to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey. METHOD AND MADNESS launches with a series of unique whiskeys that underpin a continued commitment by Irish Distillers to experimentation and innovation at the home of Irish whiskey in Midlelton, Co. Cork, Ireland.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has unveiled a colourful new design for its bottle, which emphasises its flavour-based approach to whisky - the first change to its bottle in almost a decade.
Independent bottler 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 the celebrated whisky writer Charlie Maclean, each bottling has a descriptive name illustrating the whisky’s character and have been bottled non-chill-filtered and in their naturally colour.
Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading independent Irish whiskey producer, is proud to unveil the third bottling of "The Revival", a limited edition commemorative Single Malt. The Revival Volume III is being released to celebrate the 18-month anniversary of the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and will be limited to only 10,000 bottles.
Jameson, the world’s favourite Irish whiskey, has unveiled its sixth limited edition bottle ahead of its annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The most recent in a series of collaborations with Irish artists, this year’s bottle has been designed by Dublin-based designer and illustrator, Steve McCarthy.
The booming UK rare whisky auction market has become 'increasingly liquid' in an exceptional year for rare Scotch, according to a new report published today by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101.