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The Devil returns to Bowmore – The Devil's Casks Batch 2


Bowmore Devil's Casks

[Sadly, we’ve sold our initial allocation, but you can sign up here to be notified should we manage to find some more.] Arguably the most anticipated Scotch whisky release of 2013 was the first edition…

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Haig Club – whisky for the cocktail fan?


Haig Club

There’s been talk about Diageo’s new Haig Club whisky for months, with much speculation and discussion about its celebrity connections, thanks to endorsement by Simon Fuller and David Beckham. One thing that’s been missing, however, is information about…

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Malt of the Month – Glengoyne 18 Year Old


Glengoyne 18 Year Old

It’s time for our next Malt of the Month, and for September we’ve chosen Glengoyne 18 Year Old. Our selection is based purely on highlighting whiskies that often get overlooked – either within a distillery’s range…

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Glen Garioch: The Renaissance 15yo – celebrating a rebirth


Glen Garioch Renaissance 15

I like Glen Garioch. While their regular range is unchanging, other than when they release a new vintage, they do like a special edition. Following on the heels of the Wine Cask Matured from earlier…

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Box Distillery Master Class – toasty morsels


Box Single Malt Whisky

Some time ago, while taking a whisky cruise from Stockholm, I came across the lovely guys at Box Distillery in Sweden. On my return home, I decided to have a try of their first educational…

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Cameronbridge – the home of Haig Club


Cameron Brig

It’s fairly well known now that Diageo have released a new whisky – Haig Club. Not only is it a new whisky, but something a little different to most: a Single Grain Scotch whisky aimed…

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Mortlach Rare Old



After months of speculation and waiting (and hoarding of the Mortlach Flora and Fauna) the new whiskies from Mortlach are finally here. Well, the first one is – Mortlach Rare Old. It’s the entry-level bottling for the…

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Kininvie – a long-overdue solo appearance



  There was much excitement when William Grant launched Batch One from Kininvie to the Taiwanese market in the autumn of 2013, the first-ever release from this off-the-radar distillery. But now, UK whisky drinkers have…

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Dramboree 2014 – Loch Lomond and a bottle of Ledaig


Dramboree 2014

Strangely, the UK has fewer whisky festivals than elsewhere in the world. While we have more than 100 of the most famous distilleries in the world sitting north of the Scots border, it’s on the…

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Tincup – Colorado whiskey from Indiana


Tincup American Whiskey

American whiskey is booming. From the rye explosion (an explosion in popularity, rather than an actual detonation) a few years back to the huge number of craft distilleries appearing all over the USA, American whiskey…

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Glen Moray – Elgin's hidden gem


Glen Moray

With around 100 active whisky distilleries in Scotland, it’s inevitable that some get overlooked. One underrated distillery is Glen Moray. The distillery’s range is prominent in supermarkets, but has managed to stay under the radar of the…

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Benromach – 10k or not 10k



Distilleries come in all shapes and sizes and I recently took a trip to one of Scotland’s smallest: Benromach. Located in the town of Forres in the north of Speyside, the distillery dates to 1898. One…

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