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Month: July 2020

Tullibardine launches its first tasting pack

The Tullibardine distillery has launched its first tasting pack, featuring whiskies flavoured using different types of cask. Tullibardine has assembled 50 millilitre samples of the four whiskies in its signature range. Its “Sovereign” single malt is matured in former bourbon whiskey casks, while the other three whiskies in the pack spent time at the end …

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The Scotch Whisky Industry Is Slowly Embracing Transparency

A couple days ago, the Islay-based Bruichladdich distillery launched a new information campaign on its website. The ‘No Hidden Measures’ initiative marks an effort towards greater transparency, sharing more information with Bruichladdich’s consumers about how its whisky is produced and blended together. Visiting the site, anyone who has purchased a bottle of Classic Laddie or Laddie 8 …

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What to expect on a visit to a Scottish whisky distillery when they reopen

There’s something quite special about visiting a whisky distillery. From the columns of copper stills lined side by side to the incredible smells created by producing the spirit, not to mention the passion and history behind each brand, you’ll never forget your first tour. With lockdown restrictions loosening, many brands feel the time for reopening …

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Glen Moray teams up with chef Ben Tish to create recipes and cocktails – and they’re ideal for summer

Glen Moray single malt Scotch whisky has partnered with award-winning chef and food writer Ben Tish to celebrate the origins of some of its most popular cask finishes. The new Cask Stories campaign explores the world of wood to showcase the importance of cask flavour and character in creating Glen Moray’s Port, Sherry, Madeira and …

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Diageo announces phased re-opening of distilleries to visitors

The company’s network of 12 Scotch whisky distillery brand homes across Scotland have been closed throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, and now in line with Scottish Government guidance Diageo plans to gradually begin welcoming back visitors. Blair Athol Distillery and Oban Distillery will be the first to open, with the former welcoming the public today and …

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The Last Drop Distillers unearths a duo of 50 year-old Scotch whiskies

In the world of fine spirits, the age of and story behind a release can be as tantalising as its flavour profile. For high spirits brand The Last Drop Distillers, story is the cornerstone of its day-to-day business and underlines its entire collection, which has seen the recent addition of a twin of single malt …

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