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The Glenlivet Expansion: Interview with Alan Winchester

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Last week a party from The Whisky Exchange was invited up to The Glenlivet to view the £10 million new facility that has been added as the main thrust of Pernod Ricard’s bid to propel…

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One for the Road: Port Ellen Signatory Tasting Notes

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It’s getting late on Friday, and suddenly three more samples are sitting on my desk.  Nothing new there, but these are from Signatory – I think this is the first time I’ve seen a sample…

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TWE 10th Anniversary Clynelish

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First up, an update on the Name That Bourbon competition: we’ve had well over a thousand suggestions so far, but still no winner – I did tell you that SDL are pretty picky!  Thank you all for your…

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Ardbeg Rollercoaster & TWE 10th Anniversary

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Time for some more tasting notes now, but first a quick check on the predictions… Well, the Ardbeg debate has definitely kicked off on the forums, with the news that the official website have raised…

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Secrets from Sukhinder's Stash: Pride of Strathspey 1938

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People assume that those of us privileged to work in the drinks trade spend our working hours constantly swigging free cocktails at trendy nitespots, before going home with supermodels, and only emerging from our dens…

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Octomore 2.2 – Pictures and (Official) Tasting Notes

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First things first.  Open a new window and listen to this while you’re reading the blog.  It’ll put you in a good mood, and this might be the last you see of me before Christmas,…

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Diageo Special Releases 2009 – The Verdict

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Okay, so last night I was lucky enough to attend the press tasting of this year’s special Release from Diageo, the details of all of which are in my last post.  It was a fairly…

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Diageo Special Releases 2009 Announced

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Just received the following stuff on the Diageo Special Releases for this year, so thought I’d better share.  I’m going to a tasting of these tomorrow night, so will post my own impressions later in the…

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Press Release 'Trilogy': Gold Bowmore

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Continuing our trilogy of blog posts on noteworthy whisky press releases, let’s have a bit about the new Gold Bowmore. In contrast to Whyte & Mackay’s media-savvy pi$$-taking audaciousness, as discussed in my previous post and here,…

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan: Exclusive Tasting Notes!!

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I’m delighted to have a preview bottle of the general release of Ardbeg Corryvreckan sitting on my desk, so I thought I’d dip in and share my thoughts in what has turned out to be the first blog post…

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Whisky Blog PR Frenzy

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No post last week due to the fact that my colleagues and I were all up to our eyes in the preparation for (and subsequent execution of ) the Herculean task that is the TWE…

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Tasting Notes: Dalmore 1980

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In the interests of full disclosure, and to give any conspiracy theorists out there more grist for their mills, I will begin this blog by revealing that I and several other lucky whisky-lovers will be going to watch…

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Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 3yo Sneak Preview!!

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Well well, what’s this? Yes, it’s a pre-release sample of Kilchoman 3yo, as dropped in by none other than Anthony Wills himself at a meeting with Sukhinder earlier this week. For those who can’t read…

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New Octomore: First Pics

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This just in from Mark Reynier’s Bruichladdich blog… Apparently this year’s release was peated to 140ppm before distillation.  Yikes!

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Islay Festival Day Ten: Aftermath

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Day 10:  A Kick In The Ballochs… Bang on 7am and our alarm clock blasts into action, as welcoming a sound as a prize festival bottling smashing on a stone floor and the accompanying ‘yelp’…

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