The Dining Room @ The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Last summer, The Dining Room at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street underwent a substantial refurb, in advance of throwing its doors open to non-members. I’d dined in the bar area previously but the restaurant had always come across as slightly stuffy. But I’d been hearing good things about The Dining Room post-refurb,
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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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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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SMWS Flavour Behaviour – My Drams

Earlier this week, I shared my thoughts on the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s foray into the world of science – Flavour Behaviour.   It was a fun event, but more importantly, how did the whiskies taste?  Well, scroll down to find out more: Juicy, oak & vanilla 48.69: Folly from France (62.1% ABV) According to my
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July’s Whisky News

It’s summer (don’t let the weather fool you!), so there’s less news around than normal.  However, you’ll still find all the latest whisky news below. Industry Updates Another month and another whisky distillery receives approval, with plans for a new facility in Hawick given the thumbs up (STV News).  Work has also started on the
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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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Five Boozy Treats for Father’s Day

Father’s Day and whisky are a match made in heaven, with a bottle of Scotch whisky often saving the blushes of sons and daughters across the country.  This year though, why not take things a step further and spoil your dad with one of these whisky treats: Morning Masterclass @ The Scotch Whisky Experience Now
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April’s Whisky News

Here’s your round-up of all the latest whisky news: Industry News The BenRiach Distillery Company – which owns the GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh Scotch whisky brands – has been sold to Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman Corporation for £285 million (The Herald).  And Chivas Brothers has reported profits down by 12%, despite the continual popularity of
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Scotch Malt Whisky Society – An Introduction

Last Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure of nipping into the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) on Queen Street.  I’ve been in a couple of times before, but not as often as you might think, as the Society has previously been a members’ only affair.  And although I’ve been tempted by membership, my groaning shelves
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