Benromach Sassicaia 2009

Since Gordon & MacPhail breathed live back into Benromach back in the late 1990s, the distillery has gradually been building up a sterling back catalogue of single malts. Some come and go without making much of a scene; whilst others return again and again, increasingly with popularity each time. So how does the Benromach Sassicaia
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December’s Whisky News

Did the Christmas rush distract you from all of December’s whisky news? Well, you can catch up right here. Industry Updates Plans have been submitted for a new whisky distillery and “tasting lodge” in Ross-shire (Press & Journal). Heather Nelson will be the first woman to establish a distillery in two centuries once Toulvaddie distillery
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Gordon & MacPhail – An Introduction

From a humble grocer first opened on the streets of Elgin in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail has grown to become one of the most respected whisky companies in Scotland.  Starting out as independent bottlers, the company is now one of the country’s top spirits distributors, as well as turning its hand to actual distilling just
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Benromach Hermitage 2007

Over the past five to ten years, distilleries across Scotland have been more pen to experimental when it comes to the casks they use to finish their whisky.  Following in the footsteps of successful distilleries such as The Balvenie and Glenmorange, master blenders are looking past the traditional bourbon, port and sherry casks, and are
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August’s Whisky News

There was a surprising amount of whisky news about this summer, so if you were away, then you can catch-up below. Industry Updates Holyrood Park Distillery, the first single malt distillery in Edinburgh for over 90 years, has been given the green light by planner (BBC News). And work has started in Glasgow on the
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Benromach Organic & Benromach Peat Smoke

Benromach is a distillery which continues to impress me over and over again, with its willingness to experiment, innovate and push the boundaries of Scotch whisky.  I’ve previously written about the Benromach 10 & 15 year olds, along with last year’s limited edition 35 year old, so here’s my thoughts on two of the distillery’s
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June’s Whisky News

Sick of hearing about the Brexit? Well here’s a round-up of all the whisky news you might have missed from the last month. Industry News Mossburn Distillers has lodged plans to build a whisky distillery in Jedburgh (BBC News).  Also, Welsh whisky pioneer Penderyn could soon be stretching its reach to Swansea, with plans to
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Benromach 35 Year Old

Last night, I took part in my second Benromach Tweet Tasting.  My first was last summer and involved the 10 and 15 year old expressions from the distillery’s core range.  Both drams were also out in force last night, alongside its most recent release – a stonking 35 year old! It was great to sit
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February’s Whisky News

And in a blink, there’s February gone.  In case you missed anything, here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association is pressing for a further 2% cut in excise duty in next month’s budget, outlining the industry’s value to the UK economy (BBC News), with an economic impact
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September’s Whisky News

The biggest whisky news of the month was the return of Ardbeg’s test sample of whisky from the International Space Station.  I’d usually point you in the direction of another website about this, but you can find my blog on the project here. Continuing the science-y theme, a company which uses waste products from the
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