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Whisky Chat

Hedonism, The Muse

Inspired by the woman featured on the label of Compass Box’s first-ever bottling. As they say themselves; “Hedonism will always be special to us as the whisky that launched the company, and every so often, we go back to where it all started. When we recently discovered a cask of exceptional aged grain whisky in […]

Step aside, Johnnie! Here Comes Jane Walker Whisky!

Step aside, Johnnie! Here Comes Jane Walker Whisky to celebrate women Diageo to release limited edition bottles of Black Label brand to celebrate women’s causes Johnnie Walker is rolling out a female version of its whisky in the US – Jane Walker. A limited edition run of its 12-year-old Black Label blended whisky will feature […]

Best Whisky for Christmas and New Year

A handy cut out and keep article from David Williams in The Guardian The best Whisky choices for Festive Season 2017 An interesting mix of English, Swedish, Japanese and Scotch drams! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/17/best-whisky-christmas-new-year-2017   Six great Christmas whiskies Mackmyra Swedish Whisky (£43.99, Waitrose) Founded around the turn of the millennium, Sweden’s original malt whisky distillery has been consistently […]

The Darker Side of Whisky

Who were the Peetreekers? The team at Yoco Club have launched their first whisky and its a belter Read all about the history of the Peetreekers below Story

Stop Whisky Thief !!

Grub Street has reported that French Whisky Thieves Steal $800K worth of finest Malt Whisky !! One of France’s most esteemed liquor sellers says some high-society thieves have made off with about $800,000 worth of its fanciest spirits. Like the bandits who looted some of the French Laundry’s best wines in 2014, these pros knew what they were after: […]

Dallas Dhu History

  Moray’s whisky heritage joins exclusive list of prestigious items A historic stencil, used to mark whisky barrels in Moray almost a century ago, has been named in an exclusive set of items. The polished copper plate was used to emblazon “Dallas Dhu” and “Benmore Distilleries Ltd” on stock filled with malt leaving Forres. Now […]

Lindores Abbey Distillery launches Preservation Society

The Spirits Business reports, “The distillery, which is in the final phases of construction, will see production brought back to the “spiritual home” of Scotch whisky for the first time in 500 years. It is based on the grounds of Scotch whisky’s “oldest landmark” – Lindores Abbey – where the “world’s first” recorded whisky distillation […]

Glenfiddich to host whisky construction workshop

Glenfiddich is To host its ‘Glenfiddich Deconstructed’ event next month, which aims to teach guests how to construct their own whisky. Glenfiddich, owned by William Grant and Sons, has set up the event, which will take place on 25 February, and will give guests the chance to become a whisky distiller for an evening. A […]

Toulvaddie Plans Historic First

Toulvaddie distillery, which will be located on the site of a former naval base at Fearn, near Tain, is the brainchild of film and TV production company co-owner Heather Nelson. The microdistillery, which is due to become operational by May 2017, will produce up to 30,000 litres of alcohol per year in two small copper […]

New Distillery for Islay

The Drinks Business reports that Glasgow-based whisky company Hunter Laing & Co. is to build the first new distillery on Islay for more than a decade, expanding its remit from bottling and blending Scotch to the distillation of single malt whiskies. Hunter Laing and Co. submitted plans to build the £8 million Ardnahoe distillery on a […]

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