RedBreast Lustau Edition

Redbreast Lustau Edition

Redbreast Lustau Edition

When I hear RedBreast, I think of the red-breasted flycatcher, a bird. One of my favorites birds in the world. But I also know, of course it is also a fabulous whiskey, also one of my favorites.

Redbreast Lustau Edition, finished in hand selected, first-fill sherry butts that are seasoned with Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez.

On the launch of Redbreast Lustau Edition, Midleton Head Blender, Billy Leighton, comments:

‘With Redbreast Lustau Edition we seized the opportunity to celebrate the iconic sherry influence on the Redbreast range’

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Tomatin Distillery toast Scotland’s finest with award winning chef Jacqueline O’Donnell

Jacqueline O’Donnell and Graham Eunson

Jacqueline O’Donnell

Tomatin Distillery has teamed up with award-winning Scottish chef Jacqueline O’Donnell for an evening of whisky and food pairings to celebrate Scotland’s finest produce following the recent Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

The star of ‘The Great British Menu’ and ‘Jak and Eddie’s Scottish Kitchen’, Jacqueline O’Donnell urged customers to swap the wine for whisky as the perfect accompaniment to a meal at the exclusive event on the 22nd September at the chef’s ‘Sisters’ restaurant in Glasgow. During the evening Jacqueline and Tomatin Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson shared insights into the pairings and explored four expressions of Tomatin single malt.

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Hyde, the one you have to seek

Hyde Whiskey

Hyde Whiskey

An evening of whiskey, you can’t Hyde anymore. Hyde is a presidential quality Irish whiskey, celebrating the inaugural appointment of Ireland’s very first president Douglas Hyde & the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.

Each Hyde bottle carries an unique bottle identification & batch number allowing it to be traced right back to its original wooden cask & fill date.

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Tomatin, three is a party

Oloroso Sherry, Caribbean Rum and the Cabernet Sauvignon. Three different Tomatin expressions were reviewed on their color, smell, palate and the finish. How did they all do? A fantastic quote from James Thurber came to mind when I looked at those three.

“Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.”Tomatin

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Organisers in great spirits as Distilled captures the essence of Speyside

Mini Whisky FestivalInaugural food and drink festival hailed a hit

The first mini-festival drawing Speyside’s finest food and drink producers together in one central venue has been toasted a success, after hundreds of people turned out to ensure it got off the best possible start.

Organisers of Spirit of Speyside: Distilled are in high spirits after finding that mixing the region’s finest whisky with gin, beer and food went down a treat with audiences.

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Loch Lomond, Captain Haddock’s favorite brand.

Whiskygirl & Loch Lomond

Whiskygirl & Loch Lomond

Today is the day of the #WhiskyFlashBlog of #LochLomond. Whisky enthousiast all over the globe have nosed and taste some wonderful whisky to splash this on social media on the very same day, Wednesday September 7.

The name Loch Lomond as whisky is mostly known for Tintin. For it is the favorite whisky of grumpy but funny, Captain Haddock, the famous sailer. The name Loch Lomond is also, as you might have guessed, from the well known and most enchanted lake, Loch Lomond.

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Glen Moray, changeable, adventurous & fresh

Glen Moray Range

Glen Moray Range

This evening I was teaming up again with other whisky enthusiasts to share, sip and savour a gaggle of the glorious whisky of Glen Moray. An evening with a lot of laughter and discoveries. You can read all about these discoveries on Twitter by using the following link #GlenMoray.

Glen Moray, you say? Glen Moray Single Malt is a Speyside single malt whiskey produced in the Glen Moray Glenlivet Distillery in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Glen Moray uses locally sourced malted barley & its water is sourced from the River Lossie.

 

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Big Peat Reveals Christmas 2016 Limited Edition

Big Peat Christmas 2016 Limited Edition

Big Peat Christmas 2016 Limited Edition

Douglas Laing & Co, the family Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils its festive offering – Big Peat Christmas 2016, an “All Islay”, Cask Strength Limited Edition.

The new release marks the 6th Big Peat Christmas Edition, though this particular bottling is unlike any bottling ever released by the firm before. Traditionally a marriage of primarily Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen, this one-off Big Peat Limited Edition vatting includes all active distilleries on Islay, plus the long-closed, elusive and exclusive Port Ellen.

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Irish Distillers unveils Redbreast sherry cask finish – Lustau Edition

The Redbreast family of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys

The Redbreast family of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys

– A new twist on the sherry influenced pot still whiskey, thanks to an old friendship –

Redbreast has introduced a new, permanent expression to its decorated Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey family; Redbreast Lustau Edition. Finished in hand selected, first-fill sherry butts that are seasoned with Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain, this release celebrates the iconic sherry influence found throughout the Redbreast range.

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Tomintoul Tlàth

Tomintoul Tlàth

Tomintoul Tlàth

A sweet little bottle was delivered to my home, lovely packed and with a matching tasting glass, Tomintoul Tlàth whisky.

Tomintoul Tlàth is the new edition to the Tomintoul family. The name Tlàth derives from the Gaelic word for – Gentle Smooth – reflecting the true meaning of Tomintoul whisky, known to many as “The Gentle Dram”.

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