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Month: June 2021

GlenAllachie Distillers Rebrands Classic MacNair’s Blended Scotch

The GlenAllachie Distillers Company, led by noted Master Blender Billy Walker, has played around with some interesting whiskies as their MacNair’s brand is repositioned as a “Boutique House of Spirits.” Walker became “custodian” of the brand, and is said to have of it a “singular, defining purpose [that] has been in step with the spirit of 19th Century founder …

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A First Look Inside The Revamped Glenlivet Distillery

After much anticipation, The Glenlivet has released a first look into its newly refurbished home. Located at The Glenlivet distillery in a remote glen in Speyside, the re-designed visitor experience will reopen to the public after 18 months of extensive renovations and is expected to entice whisky fans old and new to the area. Set …

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Glen Moray finishes whisky in Tokaji casks

The new Glen Moray 2005 Tokaji Finish follows the release of a single malt matured in Sauternes wine casks in November 2020. It was the debut release in Glen Moray’s Warehouse 1 Collection, which is named after the Elgin-based distillery’s Warehouse 1, which is home to innovative, maturing casks. The latest addition to the range was distilled …

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The Macallan Welcomes The Anecdotes Of Ages Collection With A Visit To The Studio Of Sir Peter Blake

For a heritage brand like The Macallan that is so steeped in lore, the artistic technique of collage is the only suitable way to capture the breadth and depth of its history. It’s only natural, therefore, that Sir Peter Blake—whose distinctive collage art adorns album covers for the likes of The Beatles and The Who—has …

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Scotch Whisky Masters 2021: Top winners include The Sassenach, ÂŁ15 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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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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Why The Macallan and artist Sir Peter Blake’s 1967 whisky collaboration recalls The Beatles’ iconic …

Godfather of pop art has created 13 collages for labels of the brand’s 54-year-old limited-edition single-malt Scotch whisky collection Hong Kong’s Anecdote of Ages interactive experience shows how distillery’s history inspired work of British godfather of pop art A well-crafted story can evoke nostalgia, create connections and trigger emotions, which allow us to connect with …

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