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Benromach Honoured With Top Award
Benromach Honoured With Top Award

Speyside’s smallest working distillery, Benromach, has scooped a top award at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for its flagship Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Be

Glenglassaugh Unveils A New Age Of Whisky With Evolution
Glenglassaugh Unveils A New Age Of Whisky With Evolution

Glenglassaugh Distillery today, 1st November 2012, launches an exclusive new single malt Scotch whisky, Evolution.

Compass Box Great King Street New York Blend
Compass Box Great King Street New York Blend

Compass Box Whiskies are delighted to announce the release of the first in a series of one-off, regional Scotch whisky blends

A Delivery of Dram-atic Proportions
A Delivery of Dram-atic Proportions

A Delivery of Dram-atic Proportions

The Glenrothes Unveil Rare Cask Collection
The Glenrothes Unveil Rare Cask Collection

The Glenrothes single Speyside malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK is bolstering its range even further with the unveiling of a new series of single cask bottlings from the late 1960s and 1970s.

Wemyss Malts new season’s Single Cask Releases
Wemyss Malts new season’s Single Cask Releases

Wemyss Malts new season’s Single Cask Releases

Diageo Plans for Glen Ord Distillery Expansion
Diageo Plans for Glen Ord Distillery Expansion

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, will this week submit a planning application for the expansion of the Glen Ord distillery near Muir of Ord.

New Glengoyne collection well ‘Worth the Wait’
New Glengoyne collection well ‘Worth the Wait’

An exclusive new range of Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been unveiled by Ian Macleod Distillers to reinforce this unique award-winning brands premium position in the malt category.

Jura Launches Standing Stone 30 yr old
Jura Launches Standing Stone 30 yr old

Jura Release 30 Year Old

Old Ballantruan Tweet Tasting
Old Ballantruan Tweet Tasting

As always i really enjoy the Tweet Tastings organised by Steve Rush (@TheWhiskyWire) from The Whisky Wire and tonights Old Ballatruan whisky tasting was no different.

Scotch Whisky Of The Year 2013
Scotch Whisky Of The Year 2013

The stunning Ballantine's 17 Year Old blended Scotch was named both Scotch Whisky of the year and the world's third best whisky anywhere by Jim Murray in his 2013 Whisky Bible awards.

A Bit of a Backlog
A Bit of a Backlog

Well it is now official, i have a bit of a backlog of stuff to sample, review and post to the site.

Coming Soon - Old Ballantruan 10 Yr
Coming Soon - Old Ballantruan 10 Yr

Old Ballantruan whiskies contain the smoky phenolic notes that are associated with Islay malts while in the background are sweet notes that characterise the Speyside region.

Designjunction Puts The Macallan in The Frame
Designjunction Puts The Macallan in The Frame

For the first time The Macallan single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, hosted its own special Masterclass and sampling at this year’s designjunction.

SMWS Tweet Tasting - The Countdown has Started
SMWS Tweet Tasting - The Countdown has Started

I was totally over the moon when i seen that the Scotch Malt Whisky Society were adding in a fairly last minute Tweet Tasting on the 4th October

250,000 Scovilles - Naga Chilli Vodka
250,000 Scovilles - Naga Chilli Vodka

Master of Malt Launches the ‘World’s Hottest Chilli Vodka’—Again!

Celebrate Flaming Heart Day
Celebrate Flaming Heart Day

To mark Flaming Heart Day on Wednesday 3rd October Compass Box have arranged with 20 retailers around the UK to have sample stock available

Old Ballantruan Well Packaged
Old Ballantruan Well Packaged

It's about time i spent more time with the camera out, its been locked in my camera bag for too long now

The Worst Whisky In The World Ever
The Worst Whisky In The World Ever

I really enjoy some interesting discussions, especially ones that might cause a little un-nervy-ness amongst people.

Laphroaig Live 2012 - TONIGHT
Laphroaig Live 2012 - TONIGHT

Laphroaig Live 2012 will be broadcast live from Germany, during this year’s Oktoberfest - the World’s largest fair!