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Amrut Portonova Review

My eagerness to try Amrut’s Portonova expression came about a few years ago during Whisky Live Boston when Raj Sabharwal, Importer of World Whisky and Spirits, decanted a generous sample of ‘Intermediate Sherry’ into my glass. I had savored expressions of Amrut previously, but to me, nothing quite as pleasing to the palate. That was…

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Heaven Hill Distilleries Names Denny Potter Co-Master Distiller

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the largest family owned and operated distilled spirits company in the country, has announced the appointment of 17-year industry veteran Denny Potter as co-Master Distiller – the first time in the company’s history that one of its master distillers does not have the last name ‘Beam.’   Denny, along with 7th-generation…

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Work Has Officially Begun on the New Macallan Distillery

Edrington, owners of some of Scotland’s leading Scotch Whisky brands, has marked the official start of works on its iconic new distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan, one of the company’s core brands. Edrington Chief Executive, Ian Curle was joined on site at The Macallan estate in Speyside by Bill Robertson, Executive Chairman of Robertson…

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From Dream to Dram: Kingsbarns Distillery Officially Open

The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre officially opened its doors to the public this month. The first visitor was the aptly named Mr. New, who lives locally and has watched the build with interest over the past year and a half. Located in The East Neuk of Fife, Scotland and overlooking the world-renowned Kingsbarns Championship…

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Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable Selects Their Final Batch of 2014

Booker’s Bourbon announces the release of Batch No. 2014-6, hand-selected by Fred Noe, Beam’s 7th Generation Master Distiller, and the “Booker’s Bourbon Roundtable” of whiskey writers and experts. Batch No. 2014-6 was selected by secret ballot vote at the Noe family home in Bardstown, Kentucky where the brand’s namesake, Booker Noe, tasted each new batch…

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Glenmorangie Celebrates its Highland Home with the Limited Edition Dornach

Glenmorangie is proud to present its latest award winning limited edition expression, Glenmorangie Dornoch. This unique expression was inspired by the Distillery’s peaceful setting on the banks of the Dornoch Firth in the Scottish Highlands and is available exclusively in travel retail outlets around the world as of last week (November 26). Dr Bill Lumsden, Director…

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Mario Testino Unveiled as The Macallan Master of Photography

The Macallan has revealed Mario Testino as its fifth Master of Photography. For the very first time in its award-winning series, The Macallan brings to life its foundation stones, The Six Pillars, through the eyes of the world’s most prolific portrait and fashion photographer. The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition sees him interpret The…

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Royal Salute 21 Year Old Unveils Prestigious New Packaging

Royal Salute has unveiled a contemporary new look for its 21 Year Old expression reinforcing its position as a modern, luxury product of hand crafted quality. Royal Salute proudly seeks out the finest materials to craft its blend – from perfectly matured single malt whiskies to the porcelain flagons in which it is presented. Robust, durable…

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Craft Distilleries Revive Pennsylvania’s Pre-Prohibition Tradition

In just over two years, craft distilling has boomed in the Philadelphia region, helping to restore Pennsylvania to its once-prominent place in the national distilling conversation. Until Prohibition wiped out the state’s distilling industry, Pennsylvania housed the country’s densest cluster of homespun and commercial whiskey producers, beginning with some of the country’s earliest settlers. In…

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Toasts One-Year Anniversary with Special Events and Bourbon Bottle Release

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is celebrating its one-year anniversary today, Nov. 15, with a week of celebratory events and the release of a commemorative Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a multi-million dollar artisanal distillery, immersive tourism experience and retail store celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first…

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Wemyss Malts Launches Limited Edition Velvet Fig

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is launching a new limited edition to complement its award-winning blended malts range. The new ‘Velvet Fig’ comprises specially selected single malts matured wholly in ex Oloroso sherry casks, evoking rich autumn and winter fruits and spices. Knowing their customers’ passion for whiskies matured in ex Sherry casks, Wemyss Malts has…

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Glenfiddich Focuses on Heritage with the Release of ‘The Original’

Glenfiddich reveals The Original whisky. A unique expression inspired by the 1963 Straight Malt, the first ever single malt to be actively marketed internationally, effectively establishing the entire single malt category we know today. A reproduction of the original Glenfiddich Straight Malt, this release is an exclusive addition to the family run distiller’s collection of…

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Knockdhu Distillery Announces New anCnoc 18 Year Old

anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced an all new addition to its award-winning line of whiskies. The new 18 Year Old joins the family of single malts crafted at Knockdhu Distillery in true anCnoc style, offering a traditionally distilled, exquisite spirit with a modern twist. It follows a string of highly successful new…