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Cocktail Hour with Glenfiddich

Bar Magazine is reporting that “Whisky cocktails on the menu at Glenfiddich bar takeover” “A range of whisky cocktails is on the menu for a takeover of a London hotel bar by Glenfiddich to create a “gentleman’s lounge bar”. For four weeks to July 3, The Hyde Bar and Terrace at The Park Tower Knightsbridge […]

Glenfiddich Global Brand Ambassador

Glenfiddich has revealed a new global brand ambassador to be the face of the single malt Scotch whisky brand worldwide. The Scotchwhisky.com magazine mentions that “Struan Grant Ralph, who was born and raised in Speyside, has stepped into the role previously occupied by Ian Millar for the past 10 years. With a master’s degree in […]

Over the Sea to Talisker

Over the Sea to Talisker   I had a really enjoyable day visiting the Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye last week. The sun shone and the beautiful landscape of Skye, with the Cuilin Hilles in the background,  made it a memorable trip. Talisker is often described as “the spirit of a wild island” […]

Your Whisky Adventure Starts Here !!

If you are interested in a Whisky Adventure – you need to check out this great new whisky tourism company start up in Edinburgh !! See the article below for all the details and you could be off on a distillery tour before you can say Slainte Mheath !! via @the_whisky_co   Young entrepreneur brings bespoke […]

Dram Cheap Whisky Down Under !!

  According to a Daily Mail article from yesterday “Aldi launches Australia’s cheapest 18-year-old single malt whisky for just $70” The article describes how: “Aldi is selling Australia’s cheapest 18-year-old single malt scotch whisky for less than $70. The discount supermarket chain launched a new range of whiskies in stores last week after closing its […]

Roll Out the Barrel

Prohibition in the USA ended in 1933, and since then usage of  ex-Bourbon casks has fundamentally altered  the flavour of Scotch whisky. Wooden Casks have been used to store and transport liquor since time immemorial. The art of Coopering (or barrel making) is an ancient art which even gets a mention in The Bible, (1 […]

The Angels Share

The “Angels’ share” is a term for the portion (share) of a  whisky that is lost to evaporation during aging in oak barrels. This can amount to 2% per year. In low humidity conditions, the loss to evaporation may be primarily  water. However, in higher humidities, more alcohol than water will evaporate, therefore reducing the alcoholic strength of the product. […]

Going Against the Grain

Haig Club is the much anticipated David Beckham endorsed single grain whisky, produced at Cameronbridge distillery. A combination of first-fill, rejuvenated and refill bourbon barrel-matured whiskies are used and Beckham, along with Simon Fuller, is very much involved in the development of the Haig Club brand. The Haig dynasty meanwhile is the stuff of legend, with […]

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