ROK Stars’ Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey Enters US Market

As part of the continued growth in today’s expanding whisky industry, ROK Spirits, co-founded by entrepreneurs John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick, is gearing up to launch Uisce Beatha Irish Whiskey in Europe and the US in the coming months. Following the agreement of an exclusive distribution partnership with ROK Stars PLC, Uisce Beatha Real…

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Bowmore Releases Second Round of The Devil’s Casks

Some exciting news has recently flowed from the Bowmore distillery. After the highly acclaimed The Devil’s Casks 10-year-old hit the market by storm, selling out in European markets rather quickly, the distillery has decided to continue producing this full-on sherried Islay beast with Small Batch Release II. If you are not familiar with the marketing story…

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The Balvenie 30 Year Old Review

Back in April, my friend Gino, Manager of Kappy’s Medford, my favorite wine & spirits store in the Greater Boston Area, invited me to a private dinner and tasting at Capital Grille Boston hosted by The Balvenie Brand Ambassador, David Laird. First, if you live in the Boston area and have yet to visit Capital…

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Kilchoman Releases New Port Cask Matured

Back in December, I noted that Kilchoman was going to release a Port Cask Matured expression sometime around autumn this year. The official news has broken – this month Kilchoman will be rolling out their new Port Cask Matured in limited quantities. The Port Cask Matured release, the first of its kind from the distillery,…

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GlenDronach Ups the Age of Tawny Port Finish Expression

The GlenDronach Distillery has announced the release of their new 18-years-old Tawny Port Finish. Bottled at 46% ABV, it is the latest addition to the wood finishes range and replaces the 15-years-old Tawny Port finish expression. The GlenDronach Tawny Port finish is first matured in European oak casks and thereafter finishes its maturation in a…

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Whipnose Whiskey Review

Not too long ago, long time friends, Bryan Hermannsson of Pacific Brewing Laboratories and Tim Obert of Seven Stills, teamed up for a collaboration that struck both the craft whiskey and craft brew worlds – the result, Whipnose Whiskey. The first in the collaboration series between these two partners, Whipnose came about after Tim Obert and…

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Auchentoshan American Oak Review

Last month, Auchentoshan, the only distillery in Scotland to triple distill their spirit, introduced Auchentoshan American Oak. Named for the traditional casks used during maturation, American Oak is matured solely in first fill ex-Bourbon casks – the first ever Auchentoshan to be matured as such. The last first fill expression to come out of Morrison…

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C&C Cigars to Release New ‘DRAM Cigars for Whiskey’ Line

Orleans Group International and C&C Cigars are proud to release ‘DRAM Cigars for Whiskey,’ an all new line of cigars crafted to complement the flavors of whisk(e)y in order to enhance the enthusiast’s experience. The series consists of four blends which use the finest select aged tobaccos for pairing with scotch, bourbon, and other drams. Cigar…

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Laphroaig 18 Year Old Review

It was not that long ago that the Laphroaig 18-year-old was first introduced; hitting the market in 2009 after the acclaimed 15-year-old expression was discontinued, which was just a few years after Fortune Brands acquired the distillery. I suppose you can call it a replacement but it certainly included some fantastic changes – three more…

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Laphroaig Select Officially Released in the US

Laphroaig Select, a new no-age-statement single malt that launched in the UK back in May, has been officially released here in the US. The whisky is carefully selected by Laphroaig Master Distiller, John Campbell, from casks representing the favorite styles of Laphroaig – Quarter Cask, PX Cask, Triple Wood and Ten-Year Old Casks – creating…

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Tullamore D.E.W. Raises a Glass to Celebrate Exciting New Chapters

In preparation for the opening of its new distillery this September, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey has launched the ‘Parting Glass’ campaign, a global online search for the best toasts to mark the beginning of life’s new chapters. The ‘Parting Glass’ is a time honored way of marking the closure of one life chapter and celebrating…

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Laphroaig Continues to get Creative with New ‘Opinions Welcome’ Ad Campaign

Recently, Laphroaig unveiled its new global advertising and digital campaign featuring candid, real-life opinions of Laphroaig from fans from all around the globe. The idea behind “#OpinionsWelcome” is to inspire whisky drinkers to share their tasting notes. By commemorating the passion of an enlightened few, Laphroaig hope is to intrigue those who are unfamiliar with, but interested in trying their whisky for the…

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Irish Distillers Release Midleton Very Rare 2014

Irish Distillers has unveiled the 2014 edition of its ‘Very Rare’ whiskey, the first to be hand selected by Master Distiller Barry Crockett’s successor, Master Distiller Brian Nation. This is the first expression to see a new signature in three decades. For every Midleton Very Rare release, the signature of the Master Distiller is included on…

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Pushing the Collectible Envelope: Pappy & Co. Partners with Heritage Handcrafted to Produce Limited Edition Decanter Set

Pappy & Company and Heritage Handcrafted have partnered to release a limited-edition Pappy Van Winkle Signature Gift Set, crafted with reclaimed bourbon barrel wood used to produce Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve bourbon. Each gift set features an individually numbered box that was handmade using reclaimed wood staves. These staves, the narrow strips of wood…