Glenmorangie Astar

Comebacks. They can often be fraught with danger; danger that’ll ruin happy memories of the past. For every Doctor Who, there’s Richard Ayoade’s Crystal Maze. So there’s a need to tread carefully, for fear of ruining fond memories. But how will the return to Glenmoragnie Astar fair? Back in 2008, the Glenmorangie Astar hit the
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Glenmorangie Bacalta

The Glenmorangie Private Edition range has always struck me as one of the best limited edition ranges the Scotch whisky industry has to offer. Over a number of years, the Tain-based distiller has built up a solid range of interesting and adventurous expressions. Best of all, a punter can usually pick one of these up
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January’s Whisky News

New year, new news – here’s your round up of all the latest whisky news from across the industry. Industry Updates Weakness in Sterling following June’s Brexit vote has helped to push Scotch whisky exports back into growth after three successive years of decline (The Herald). And the Scotch Whisky Association has announced that Scotch
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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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October & November’s Whisky News

Things have been busy, busy, busy recently, so here’s two months of whisky news for you. Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association has lost out in its attempt to block the Scottish Government’s minimum pricing policy (The Scotsman), but the organisation has now appealed to the UK Supreme court (Daily Telegraph). Meanwhile, the Association’s chief
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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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January’s Whisky News

The first month of the year was BUSY, so here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news.   Industry News The most exciting news of the month was the announcement by Hunter Laing & Company would be building Islay’s first new distillery in more than a decade. The £8m Ardnahoe distillery will be built
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Top Ten Whiskies of 2015

The first full calendar year of writing this blog has been a great experience, and over the past twelve months, I’ve sampled some bloody superb whisky.  In fact, I’ve tasted very little bad whisky.  So, with us reaching the end of the year and everybody being in a reflective mood, I thought I’d take the
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October’s Whisky News

In case you missed some of it, here’s all the whisky news from the past month: Industry Updates The Spirt of Speyside Whisky Festival has announced a second annual event, Dramfest, which will bring distillers from across the region together under one roof next September (from The Press & Journal). Plans have been unveiled for
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