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The Single Malts of Scotland – new look and new whiskies

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Single Malts of Scotland

Our sister company, Speciality Drinks Ltd, has unveiled a stylish new look for its Single Malts of Scotland (SMOS) range, as well as – count ’em – FIVE new bottlings. The new whiskies comprise a…

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The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15yo – My Sherry Amour

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Ears certainly pricked up at TWE HQ when news came in of a new release from The Balvenie. There will be those still mourning the loss of the bourbon-matured 15 Year Old Single Barrel (officially…

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Bowmore Darkest and Montezuma's Chocolate

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Bowmore Darkest Chocolate

With the Islay Festival of Malt and Music rapidly approaching, the island’s whiskies have been much on my mind. A little while back, we took delivery a big box of chocolate from the folks at…

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The Whisky Lounge London Whisky Weekender

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Whisky Lounge London Whisky Weekender

The Whisky Lounge is rolling into town this May with their biggest event yet – The London Whisky Weekender. If you’re near London between Friday 16 and Sunday 18 May, and like whisky, then you should…

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Singleton Sunray and Tailfire – Dufftown's latest

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Singleton Sunray and Tailfire

The Singleton is a worldwide phenomenon, hiding whisky from three different distilleries under one brand, with each appearing in different countries around the world. In the UK all of the readily available Singleton whisky comes…

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New Chichibu and the final card – Hanyu The Joker

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Chichibu

Around two hours’ drive north-west of Tokyo, near the city of Saitama, is the largely mountainous town of Chichibu and the home of Chichibu distillery – Japan’s youngest. Although Ichiro Akuto only started planning this…

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Le Nez du Whisky – follow your nose

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Le Nez Du Whisky

Regular readers of the blog will know one thing that we’re always keen to learn more about is all things olfaction-related (see Tim’s post last August). So when I was offered to chance to try…

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Peaty AnCnoc – Rutter and Flaughter

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anCnoc Peaty

Peat smoke. To many it’s the key flavour in whiskies and for others it’s the reason they don’t drink whisky. While only relatively few whiskies are actually noticeably peaty, it’s become one of the best-known…

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Dutch whisky and gin? Tasting the Zuidam range

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Zuidam

I’m a big fan of gin.  Some may regard pasta and milk as essential household items, but my house feels empty without a bottle or two of gin in it.  Recently I’ve been playing around…

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Whisky: The Manual, by Dave Broom

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Whisky: The Manual

This time last year I was busy sorting out classes for the 2013 Whisky Show, and in my search for interesting ideas, a slightly fuzzy-haired, glazed-eyed version of Tim Forbes (formerly of this parish) told…

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Dole out the Barrel – Scotch Whisky Industry in Crisis

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Crisis

Despite the specific nature of the word ‘Scotch’, the Scotch whisky industry is one with international tendrils. In order to be called Scotch whisky, the distilled spirit has to mature in oak casks for at…

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Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach

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Mortlach 15

There’s a lot of talk in the whisky world at the moment about Mortlach. They’re not the most mainstream of distilleries, but they are much loved by whisky connoisseurs (or geeks, as I like to…

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Irish Coffee Done Properly with Teeling Irish Whiskey

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Other than whisky (And beer. And vermouth. And noodles. And Lego) one of the biggest loves of my life is coffee. I have a hand grinder that I imported from Japan (well, bought from a…

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Hakushu and Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve – A Tasting

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Yamazaki and Hakushu Distiller's Reserve

Japanese whisky is proving to be rather popular at the moment and not being one to shy away from providing you with some lovely new whiskies, we were very pleased to have Shinji Fukuyo visit…

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Bruichladdich: A Visit

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Bruichladdich

We all have our favourite styles of whisky, each personal to us. For me, there’s nothing better than a whisky that’s a little bit different, or one I can sit and think about for hours…

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