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Month: December 2020

Tobermory Distillery Recently Released A Historically Inspired Rioja Cask Finish Whisky

Tobermory Distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and the only whisky distillery on the Isle of Mull, is paying homage to its own storied history—and that of its island location—with the recent release of new entry into its Ledaig range: the Sinclair Series Rioja Cask Finish. The distiller’s first-ever non-aged statement has been …

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Technology that detects whisky’s age is ‘world first’

London-based blockchain company Everledger and the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre (SUERC) at the University of Glasgow have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to fight fraud in the whisky sector. The move will see SUERC researchers fit Everledger anti-tamper bottle closures to rare Scotch whiskies. The liquid in each individual bottle will be analysed …

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Special whisky release marks distillery’s £50,000 charity contribution

Following on from Tomatin’s charity rare whisky auction which raised over £11,000 for Maggie’s Highlands – taking the total raised for the charity over the £50,000 barrier since 2018 – the distillery is celebrating the fundraising success with the launch of an exceptionally limited edition unique expression of Tomatin Single Malt. Tomatin Single Malt married …

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The GlenAllachie Distillery raises a Dram to its Third Anniversary

In 2017, The GlenAllachie Scotch Whisky distillery, as well as the MacNair’s and White Heather whisky brands, were purchased by Billy Walker, previously of BenRiach Distillers, and co-founders Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage. Until the acquisition, the distillery was relatively unknown and focused predominantly on producing malt whisky used in blends. Following the creation of …

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Women in Whisky

When Helen Cumming strapped bladders of whisky underneath her hooped skirts and began walking the 20 miles from her home to Elgin to sell her wares, one can assume she didn’t stop to think about her role as a woman in the whisky industry. Indeed, Helen’s Cardhu whisky was so prized that her illegal spirit …

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Tobermory Distillery unveils new Ledaig whisky and Mountain gin releases

The island distillery has unveiled two new bottlings, ideal for whisky and gin fans. Tobermory Distillery has released a new limited edition gin inspired by the mountains of Mull and a non-aged statement whisky from its Ledaig range, which pays homage to a sunken Spanish galleon laden with treasure off the island’s shores. Tobermory Mountain Gin is …

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