Ginvent – The Best Bits

I kicked the week off with gin, so why not continue in the same vein. Today’s blog is another that has been a long time coming – a look back at the highlights of my Ginvent calendar. The Ginvent concept is deliciously simple. The guys at the Gin Foundry teamed up with the team from
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Edinburgh Juniper Festival

I love June, as June means the Edinburgh Juniper Festival. Returning to its home of Summerhall for the fourth time, the event is up there with the Whisky Fringe as one of my favourite boozy events of the year. From small origins, the festival has grown each year, with 42 gin brands exhibiting this year.
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Battle of the Blends – Round 2

Ding ding! Round two. Back in September 2015, I had the pleasure of judging the inaugural Battle of the Blends. The battle saw Whisky Magazine and Master of the Malt pit whisky aficionados Dave Broom and Neil Ridley against each other, to see who could come up with the best blends. Neil came out on
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May’s Whisky News

In Scotland, May is whisky month. And in case you were too busy drinking whisky than to read about it, here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news. Industry Updates Glenrothes Distillery has been bought back by previous owners, Edrington, from wine and spirits merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd (Scotch Whisky). Aldi’s Highland Black
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World Whisky Day 2017

World Whisky Day takes place this Saturday and, to mark the occasion, I planned on sharing with you my thoughts on a whole range of world whiskies which are currently sitting on my shelves. However, due to the volume of whisky I’ve currently got open, I’m imposed a self-imposed moratorium on myself which prevents me
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Top Dalmore Whiskies

When you’re invited on fancy press trips, like my visit to Dalmore that I filled you in on earlier in the week, there’s a lot of whisky on show. But let’s be honest, you don’t need to hear me drone on about absolutely everything I tasted. So instead, here are my top picks from the
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Visiting Dalmore Distillery

Last week, I made my way northwards to visit Dalmore Distillery, as part of celebrations to mark master blender Richard Paterson’s 50 years in the whisky industry. The distillery is perched on the beautifully rugged banks of the ever-changing Cromarty Firth. Previously a hub for the oil and gas industry, many rigs are now floated
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