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Month: November 2020

The Glenlivet Has A New 12 Year Whisky Inspired By Brand’s Origins

The Glenlivet recently announced it was launching the new The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still — the first in a series of limited-edition whiskies known as “The Original Stories” range that is said to “celebrate the brand’s passion and originality.” These releases draw inspiration from the what’s described as the distillery’s illicit past — specifically George Smith, …

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Glen Moray’s new Sauternes matured whisky is perfect winter warmer

Combining the smoothness of its signature Speyside with the sweetness of Sauternes wine, Glen Moray’s latest bottling is sure to be top of every whisky lover’s Christmas list. The cask strength dram is a real winter warmer, packed with the kind of depth that can only be achieved by its 14-year maturation process. First unveiled …

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GlenAllachie Distillery Drops More Cask Strength, Single Cask Whisky Offerings

The GlenAllachie Distillery in Scotland recently launched Batch 4 of its cask strength 10-year-old single malt and the third installment of single cask bottlings. Batch 4 comes in a limited release of 2,600 cases worldwide at a suggested retail price of around £59 (about $80 USD) and is bottled at 56.1%. The third installment of single casks, meanwhile, …

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Aaron’s whiskey from Ballynahinch draws from US Scotch-Irish heritage

Bourbon oak casks from a Kentucky distillery with historic links to 18 th century Londonderry are being used to mature a new Irish whiskey at Ballynahinch in Co. Down. The unique An Chead Dún cask whiskey being developed at Hinch Distillery is the first ever distillation of Irish single malt spirit there by experienced head …

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Rare Whisky in 2020

The Coronavirus lock-down and its economic aftermath has put a great deal of pressure on most traditional investment classes. In times of such volatility, rare assets such as whisky provide reassurance and in particular casks from premium distilleries like The Macallan really come into their own. Currently central banks have opened their gates and flooded …

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The GlenAllachie Distillery Adds A 21 Year Old Cask Strength Whisky

Scotland’s The GlenAllachie distillery, located in the Speyside region, is bringing forward new cask strength whisky in time for the holiday season. A 21 year old expression, it is being launched as a small batch release during a year in which this whisky maker recently netted its 50th award cumulative from the last several years. …

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Sotheby’s to offer rare opportunity to acquire the complete Black Bowmore whisky collection direct from the Bowmore Distillery

Presented in a bespoke cabinet using genuine artefacts from the distillery, designed by award-winning craftsman, John Galvin Landmark offering of five iterations representing the pinnacle of one of Scotland’s greatest distilleries Auction scheduled for Spring 2021 in Hong Kong Twenty-seven years after its first release, Black Bowmore has become legendary within whisky circles, both as …

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Dalmore Keeps The High End Hits Rolling With A New 51 Year Old Scotch

The Dalmore distillery, as it continues to celebrate its 180 year history, has been digging deep into its storied aging warehouses for rare and very expensive Scotch single malt whiskies to release into the market. We recently saw a 60 year old offering come to market, and now word is a 51 year old expression is …

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Give the lifelong gift of a whisky cask investment

The die-hard whisky fan in your life may have amassed a collection of rare single malts. They may even have visited their favourite distillery. It’s time to buy them the ultimate gift this Christmas – an invest-grade whisky cask. From an investment perspective, the popularity of whisky continues to make it a healthy proposition: according …

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Gordon & MacPhail bottles 1979 Mosstowie whisky

In September 2020, Gordon & MacPhail revealed plans to release four single malts to mark its 125th anniversary this year. All four whiskies come from casks filled at closed distilleries or made on Lomond stills that are no longer in production. The Gordon & MacPhail 1972 from Coleburn Distillery in Speyside was the first of the …

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