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Month: May 2021

Bruichladdich launches ‘one of the oldest aged gins on the market’

Bruichladdich Distillery has launched a new aged Botanist Gin as part of their Islay Festival celebrations. The 2011 Single Cask Islay Aged Gin was unveiled for the virtual Fèis Ìle by head distiller, Adam Hannett, and is now one of the oldest aged gins on the market. The exclusive release was first put in a …

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Taste-Test: Laphroaig’s New Sherry Cask-Finished Single Malt Is a Must-Buy for Peated Scotch Fans

Peated scotch can be a polarizing category, with as many detractors as there are enthusiasts. Laphroaig is known in particular for embracing the arguably divisive tasting notes that people come away with after taking a sip of this Islay single malt. If flavors like tar, iodine, seaweed and wet bog are appealing to you (and they are indeed to many …

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Introducing Highland Park’s third-ever 50 Year Old whisky

The year was 1968. Beatles mania. The height of la nouvelle vague — helmed by the likes of François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard — which forever changed the patent possibilities of filmmaking. Mankind began peering skyward, ascending towards space, the moon; the final frontier. A time so very different than that of today; a time, too, marked …

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Glenfarclas marks 185 years with new whisky

  The new Glenfarclas whisky was released this month to mark 185 years since the producer began legally distilling in May 1836. Glenfarclas, which means ‘valley of the green grassland’, uses spring water that emerges from granite under the slopes of the Speyside mountain, Ben Rinnes. The water is combined with malted barley and double distilled …

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Tomatin Distillery near Inverness celebrates award wins at the San Francisco World Spirits competition

A Highland distillery is toasting a fantastic haul of awards at the San Francisco World Spirits competition. Tomatin Distillery, which is near Inverness, bagged a total of 12 awards at the international contest. Both Tomatin Single Malt and Cù Bòcan Single Malt performed well for the whisky producer. Each year the competition, which was founded …

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Only 274 bottles of Highland Park’s 2021 batch of 50 Year Old whiskey are available

If sipping whiskey is part of your daily ritual to unwind, then it might be time for a resupply. Part of the fun here is choosing which blend you will be having until it runs out once more. Those with discerning tastes might be in the market for something more upscale than the usual. Thus …

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GlenAllachie launches its oldest whisky to date

The GlenAllachie Distillery is launching its oldest and most prestigious core offering yet: The GlenAllachie 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Hot on the heels of winning the World’s Best Single Malt award (World Whiskies Awards, 2021), a brand-new addition to the GlenAllachie’s flagship range, Batch 1 of The GlenAllachie 30-year-old is …

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