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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…

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Glenmorangie Unveils New Pride 1978: The “Most Exquisite” to Date

The Glenmorangie distillery is releasing their second expression in the ‘Pride’ series with the 34-year-old Pride 1978. The new 34-year-old release began as a 19-year-old whisky matured in American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels before being extra-matured for 15 long years in French Premier Grand Cru claret casks; the longest ever period a Glenmorangie whisky has undergone extra-maturation. A total of…

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England’s Lake Distillery One Step Closer to Production

England’s newest and largest whisky, gin and vodka distillery, The Lakes Distillery, is one step closer to production following delivery of its stills at the site in Cumbria. The distillery took receipt of its three handmade copper stills – wash, spirit and gin – earlier this week which were lifted into place through the roof…

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Ole Smoky Tennessee Distillery Launches New Lightnin’ Line

When fans of Ole SmokyTennessee Moonshine asked for a higher proof flavored moonshine, the award-winning brand listened. The result is Ole Smoky’s new Lightnin’ Line of 80 proof flavored moonshine. The launch features three of the distilleries already popular flavors, Strawberry Lightnin’, Lemon Drop Lightnin’ and Hunch Punch Lightnin’, bottled in the same personalized 750ml traditional…

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Highland Park Adds New ‘Dark Origins’ to its Core Range

Highland Park Distillery has announced an all new addition to their standard core range; Dark Origins. Inspired by the cunning spirit and courageous personality of Highland Park’s infamous founder, Magnus Eunson, Dark Origins is scheduled to begin hitting shelves in July and August. What’s special about Dark Origins is that it uses twice as many first…

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Old Pulteney Releases 35 Year Old Expression

Old Pulteney Distillery is delighted to announce a new, exceptionally rare whisky to their distinguished range, the limited edition Old Pulteney 35-Year-Old. Only 450 cases of this outstanding single malt will be rolled out to global markets with a retail price of £500 per bottle. The new expression is matured in American ex-bourbon and Spanish ex-sherry casks which…

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Rhetoric Released as Third Addition to Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Series

Diageo has released the newest addition to the Orphan Barrel Whiskey series – Rhetoric, the third variant to be released from the company, is aged 20 years for its first release and is expected to begin appearing on select shelves throughout the U.S. this month under strict allocation due to limited supply. The 20-year-old variant will be released…

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Ardbeg Announces ‘The Kildalton Project’

The Glenmorangie Company is delighted to announce a new partnership with the North Highland Initiative (NHI). Inspired by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, the NHI is a charity that supports fragile, rural communities across the North Highlands. This new partnership will bring together Ardbeg Distillery and the NHI to work with community organisations in…

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Glen Garioch Launches its First Ever Fully Wine Cask Matured Single Malt

Glen Garioch has released their first ever single malt to be fully matured in French Bordeaux wine casks. The limited edition vintage comprised of just 450 cases globally was distilled 15 years ago in the finest ‘tonneaux de vin rouge’ from Saint-Julien in Bordeaux. Relinquishing the more traditional sherry and bourbon casks, the full maturation in red…

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Arran Distillery Releases Limited 17 Year Old in US

Isle of Arran Distillers is delighted to announce the release of their Arran 17-year-old in the US, the second in the trilogy of limited edition Single Malts leading up to the first ever official 18-year-old in Spring 2015. This Limited Edition release of The Arran Malt at 17 year-old has been produced from un-peated malted barley…

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Laphroaig Launches New Ad Campaign Encouraging Drinkers to Share Their Candid Tasting Notes

Laphroaig has unveiled its new global advertising and digital campaign featuring candid, real-life opinions of Laphroaig from some of the brands biggest fans. The idea behind “#OpinionsWelcome” is to inspire whisky drinkers to share their own personal Laphroaig “tasting notes” by showcasing the often offbeat and unique descriptions that members of Friends of Laphroaig, the brand’s distinguished loyalty group, have provided over the…

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Diageo Announces Intention to Invest an Estimated $115 Million to Build Distillery in Shelby County, Kentucky

Diageo announced its intention to invest an estimated $115 million over three years to build a 1.8 million proof gallon (750,000 9-liter cases) distillery and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County, Kentucky. While finalization of these plans is still subject to approval by local government, the project will represent a significant investment in Kentucky’s growing bourbon industry. The proposed…

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Four Roses Small Batch Review

Bourbon – something I’ve grown quite a taste for over the past couple years, and Four Roses is one of those distilleries I’ve really come to love. Of course, I think we all have. Surprisingly enough, the only Four Roses tastings I’ve shared on the site thus far have been a couple of their Limited…