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Brown-Forman to Build New Distillery at Historic Slane Castle in Ireland

Brown-Forman Corporation announced last week that it has purchased all shares of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Limited. Brown-Forman will invest approximately $50 million to build a new distillery and consumer experience on the historic Slane Castle Estate in County Meath, Ireland, the home of Henry Conyngham, the eighth Marquess Conyngham, and his son, Alex Conyngham,…

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What Dad Really Wants: 2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again – time to find that perfect gift to show how much you love and appreciate dear ol’ dad. That means keeping your distance from the men’s clothing stores and getting yourself to your local specialty whisk(e)y retailer. Now that I think of it, there should be a Mother’s Day…

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Douglas Laing Announces Limited Edition Cask Strength Scallywag

Douglas Laing’s original Scallywag launched in November 2013, and was launched here in the US last month (May 2015). Now, Douglas Laing & Company have announced the Limited Edition Scallywag Cask Strength. Bottled at 53.6% ABV, this limited edition bottling is created using some of the finest Speyside Malts including, amongst others, Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes, and only 1,000 cases are available globally. The unique packaging features a rather…

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Four Roses Planning $55 Million Expansion

According to The Lexington-Herald Leader, Four Roses, owned by Kirin Brewing, is moving forward with a planned $55 million expansion at its Lawrenceburg distillery and Coxs Creek warehousing complex locations. The expansions, which include new stills and warehouse space, received incentives approved by the Kentucky state board on Thursday. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) approved $1.5 million…

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GlenDronach Adds The Hielan’ 8 Year Old to Core Range

The GlenDronach Distillery had announced a new addition to its core range – The Hielan’ 8-year-old. Selected by Billy Walker, this new Highland Single Malt is derived from whisky matured and married in a combination ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. “The intriguing name is a heartfelt tip of the hat to the extraordinary Forgue distillery, GlenDronach’s…

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Glenfiddich Celebrates Family Businesses with ‘Family Spirit’

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky is proud to share Family Spirit, a celebration of family-run enterprises, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into what makes them truly special and delivers valuable insight into their long term success. This inspiring piece of work was produced in association with Cambridge Institute of Family Enterprise (CIFE), a renowned global…

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The Macallan Rare Cask Review

Of the various expressions of The Macallan that I have had the pleasure of sampling, the Cask Strength (10-year-old & No-Age-Statement (NAS)) has certainly been one of my favorites. It’s a shame it was removed from the market, but I suppose we do have other cask strength sherried monsters from which to choose. My dear…

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Buffalo Trace Releases New French Oak Experimental Bourbons

When Buffalo Trace Distillery started its whiskey experiments more than three decades ago, one of the first releases was bourbon aged in French oak barrels. That bourbon was aged ten years and released in 2006. Ten years ago, Buffalo Trace embarked on another French oak experiment, but this time endeavoring one step further – creating two…

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Benromach Distillery Adds New 15 Year Old to Core Range

The Benromach Distillery, purchased and restored by Gordon & MacPhail 1993 and reopened in ’98, have announced that they will be adding a new 15-year-old expression to their core range. Matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, the whisky is produced from new make spirit distilled post restoration but still has that pre-1960s character. “The…

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Diageo Releases New Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Diageo has added its newest brand to the company’s American Whiskey portfolio – Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which consists of two new offerings: Blade and Bow and Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Limited Release. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle, Blade and Bow Kentucky…

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Burn Stewart Unveils Two New Bottlings for Deanston and Ledaig

Burn Stewart Distillers has announced the introduction of two new expressions – Deanston 18-Year-Old and Ledaig 18-Year-Old, both permanent additions to the range for each of the brands. Both new additions have been crafted by Master Blender, Ian MacMillan, using traditional methods. Like all of the malts in the Burn Stewart portfolio, Deanston 18 and Ledaig…

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New Delhi Police Discover Fake Scotch Ring

According to a report from Times India, New Delhi police have arrested two members involved in a fake Scotch ring that was caught using recycled premium single malt and blended Scotch bottles and refilling them with Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). New caps for the bottles were imported from China and the final products were prepared at…

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Glenlivet Nàdurra 16 Year Old Review

Glenlivet Nàdurra, how have I not yet shared a tasting of you on this site? This has been one of my favorite go-to whiskies for some time now, and for very good reason. The Glenlivet distillery makes plenty of good malts, from your everyday sippers to your special occasion drams. This expression, however, is a…

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Burn Stewart Distillers Release Ledaig 42 Year Old

Burn Stewart Distillers has released Ledaig 42-Year-Old, a rare, one off single malt to key international markets. Named Dùsgadh, meaning ‘awakening’ in Scot’s Gaelic, reflecting the long, dormant period of maturation, this is the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released. The story of handcrafted Ledaig 42-Year-Old begins on the Isle of Mull at the Tobermory Distillery, the only…

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Scallywag Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Released in US

International Spirits and Wines (ISW), importers of fine wines and spirits, has announced that they will be adding Douglas Laing & Company’s Scallywag Blended Scotch Whisky to its portfolio by becoming the exclusive importer for the US Market. Douglas Laing & Company has brought us a number of wonderful and creative whiskies, most of which ISW brings across the…

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Ardbeg Supernova 2014 Review

I’m sure I do not have to inform any of you that for the past few years Ardbeg was playing on a fun and interesting near zero-gravity maturation experiment that was taking place aboard the International Space Station (ISS). In conjunction with NanoRacks, a US-based space research company, the experiment launched (pun intended) in 2011…

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Diageo Relaunches I.W. Harper Brand in US

After a 20-year hiatus, the I.W. Harper brand is being relaunched here in the United States with the release of two new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys inspired by the brand’s historic past. In 1867, German immigrant Isaac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim arrived in America with little more than four dollars in his pocket. Within 12 short years he…

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Bruichladdich Octomore 7.1: Jim McEwan’s Final Release

Bruichladdich will be releasing the seventh iteration of Octomore, the world’s most heavily peated single malt, this summer to coincide with the departure of Master Distiller Jim McEwan, who recently announced his retirement. Originally scheduled for May, Octomore 7.1 has been pushed back to June for McEwan’s final release. Distilled in 2009 and peated to 208PPM,…