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Day: June 7, 2021

Scotch Whisky Masters 2021: Top winners include The Sassenach, £15 Lidl blend and 25 year old Bunnahabhain

This year’s Scotch Whisky Masters award winners have been announced, with a range of whiskies winning gold, silver and bronze accolades – from supermarket blends to older single malts. The Scotch Whisky Masters assesses drams spanning all regions, varieties, ages and prices on the quality of the liquid alone. Judges for this year included Billy …

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GlenAllachie Wine Cask Series starts with three editions

The GlenAllachie has revealed the inaugural bottlings released within its new wine cask series. Headed up by award-winning master distiller Billy Walker, he carefully selected premium barriques formerly used to age fine wines across France, Italy, and Spain to create three expressions to kick off the limited edition range: an 11-year-old Grattamacco Cask Finish (UK …

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Glencadam water wheel turning again in unique project at Brechin whisky distillery

A stunning new water wheel is turning in the heart of an Angus distillery almost two centuries on from the installation of its original. Years in the planning, the project at Glencadam in Brechin makes it Scotland’s only whisky distillery to now have a working internal water wheel. It is to become the centrepiece of …

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Glen Moray’s exclusive Private Cask Collection

Glen Moray has unveiled its exclusive Private Cask Collection a handpicked selection of the Speyside distillery’s most treasured single malts, aged in the very best casks. This series of precious, small batch whiskies launches with a sweet and rich 13 year old release finished in Marsala casks, a perfect combination of Glen Moray a quintessential …

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Budding explorers invited to join Islay adventure

Explorers are invited to set off on an adventure around the island of Islay from the comfort of their homes. Billy Sinclair, Bunnahabhain’s visitor centre manager will be exploring the inner Hebridean island and meeting some of its residents, sharing tales about everything it has to offer visitors, who unfortunately can’t attend the Fèis Ìle whisky festival this year. Spanning …

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