Whisky Month 2017

Having first launched it in 2013, VisitScotland seems to have lost interest in Whisky Month, which is a shame as I think it was a great way to market the country’s fantastic whisky events to an international audience. Thankfully, most of the events have survived, so be sure to get yourself along to one of
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April’s Whisky News

With all these Bank Holidays, you must be well behind on your whisky news. Well, lucky I’ve got a round-up for you below. Industry Updates The Craigellachie 31 Year Old was named the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards (Bar Magazine). The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that exports increased in the
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Tomatin Five Virtues – Wood & Fire

I’ve said it before and I’ll happily say it again – Tomatin Distillery is one of my favourite whisky producers at the moment. I first stumbled across the distillery at 2012’s Whisky Fringe and I’ve been a big fan ever since. The team at Tomatin has created some smashing whiskies over the years, which crucially,
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An Evening with the Blenders 2017

The stars of Marvel’s Avengers have recently descended on Edinburgh for the filming of the Hollywood juggernaut’s latest instalment. And at the same time, ten whisky superheroes arrived at The Scotch Whisky Experience for the attraction’s annual An Evening with the Blenders event. Now in its sixth year, the event takes place off the back
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King’s County Whiskies

Last week, I filled you in on my visit to Kings County distillery in Brooklyn. But how do their whiskies taste? Well, here’s a rundown of the whiskies I sampled at the end of my tour, and we kick things off with something intensely American – Moonshine. Moonshine Corn Whiskey Now, this a novelty. Kings
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Visiting Kings County Distillery

After visiting Brooklyn Brewery on my trip to New York, I couldn’t possibly leave the Big Apple without swinging by a distillery. There are a few in New York state but an increasing number are found within the boundaries of the city itself. The oldest of which is Kings County Distillery. Now, the term “oldest”
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Gordon & MacPhail – Latest Releases

A few weeks ago, some samples from Gordon & MacPhail’s the Wood Makes the Whisky campaign dropped through my letterbox. The aim of these releases and the wider campaign is to highlight the influence which wood has over the final character of Scotch whisky Just a quick reminder from the outset that Gordon & MacPhail
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March’s Whisky News

Another month means another month of freshly distilled whisky news. Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association has named Karen Betts as its new chief executive – the first woman in the organisation’s 105-year history to take on the role (BBC News). Inverclyde Council gave the green light for plans to build a new distillery in
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The Macallan 12 Year Old…s

At the start of the year (yes, I’m running very late with this one) I took part in a Tweeting Tasting – courtesy of Steve Rush at The Whisky Wire – of some of The Macallan’s core expressions. On the night, the line-up comprised three 12 year old malts from the Speyside distillery. I tasted
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