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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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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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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,…

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Chivas Opens Doors to Scapa Distillery for the First Time

Scapa, the Orcadian single malt Scotch whisky owned by Chivas Brothers, has today unveiled its first-ever distillery visitor center as it seeks to educate malt connoisseurs about its unique production process, provenance and quality. The opening marks the first occasion that Scapa facilities have been accessible to the public in its 130-year history. Now open…

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Kilchoman Releases 5th Edition in 100% Islay Range

The Kilchoman distillery is excited to announce their second release of the year – the 5th Edition bottling of their 100% Islay range. The 5th Edition 100% Islay is a vatting of ex-bourbon barrels filled in 2009 and 2010. This will be bottled at 50% ABV with an SRP of approx. $100 (£67). First released in 2010, the annually…

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Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014 Amontillado Cask Review

It’s a little crazy to think that this is my first published review of 2015. To get back in the groove of things, I thought I’d kick off this year with tastings from a couple distilleries that will certainly be taking the spotlight throughout. Laphroaig and Ardbeg are both celebrating their 200th anniversary this year,…

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Laphroaig Announces Official Limited Return of 15-Year-Old

Established in 1815, this year sees the 200th anniversary of Laphroaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. To commemorate this landmark celebration, Laphroaig is proud to announce a very special and limited release of Laphroaig 15-Year-Old. A long revered expression in the Laphroaig range, Laphroaig 15-Year-Old was originally launched more than 30 years ago, with a lower…

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Four Roses 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch Details Announced

Recently, the TTB has approved, and therefore publicly released, the details of the 2015 fall release of Four Roses’ Limited Edition Small Batch. This is one of several annual special release Bourbons that have become highly sought after year after year, and for good reason. It is certainly one of my favorite special releases. This…

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Bruichladdich Master Distiller Jim McEwan to Retire in July

The Bruichladdich Disttlery announced yesterday that Production Director and Master Distiller, Jim McEwan, has announced that he is to retire in July of this year after more than 52 years in the business. A prominent figure in the Scotch whisky industry, Jim helped reopen the Bruichladdich distillery in 2000, which celebrated its first major milestone in…