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Month: April 2020

Jura bottles 44-year-old whisky for travel retail

Jura Very Rare Vintage 1975 will initially launch through DFS before being rolled out to other airports in Asia. The whisky was first matured in small batch American oak ex-Bourbon barrels, which were said to impart flavours of sandalwood, honey, vanilla and baked apples. The single malt was then aged for an additional six years …

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12 Things You Should Know About Laphroaig

No, the name doesn’t mean “The Phroaig.” (We had to look that up.) In fact, what Laphroaig Scotch whisky ends up meaning to you depends entirely on your feelings about things like peat, smoke, salinity, and even brawn — you know, the kind of brawn that pushes thousands of pounds’ worth of malted barley across a dimly lit malting …

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Easter Ross distiller winds down in response to coronavirus concerns; Whyte & Mackay set to open hand sanitiser production line

A UNION working to support employees at an Invergordon distillery says it is broadly happy with what has been negotiated with staff. GMB union said it was called in to work alongside management at the Whyte and Mackay distillery based in Invergordon after workers raised concerns about close proximity working without appropriate health and safety …

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