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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The Dram Team – The Whiskies

Earlier in the week, we introduced The Dram Team – a new whisky-delivery service.  But it’s what’s in the box that is most important, right?  So here’s my look at the whiskies from the launch box: Inchmurin 18 Year Old – 46% ABV Hailing from the shores of Loch Lomond, the distillery is named after
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The Dram Team

Have you ever had a Graze Box arrive through your letterbox and wish that it was filled this whisky, rather than nuts, seeds and other assorted bits of dust?  Well, if you have, then the new whisky delivery service from the guys at The Dram Team will be right up your street. The new service
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March’s Whisky News

Well done on getting through March. And as your reward, here’s all the latest whisky news: Industry Updates After a number of years of decline, demand for Scotch Whisky increased last year, with the numbers of bottles released to market rising from 83.3m to 84.9m (BBC News).  And despite pressure from the SWA to cut
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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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Highland Park Dark Origins and 18 Year Old

Located on the rugged Orkney isles, Highland Park can lay claim to being the most remote distillery in Scotland, piping its next door neighbour – Scapa – by just half a mile.  Last week though, this whisky made its way to Scottish capital for a Tweet Tasting, which involved not just whisky but also the
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