Island first: Multimillion-pound whisky distillery planned for for Isle of Raasay

R&B Distillers Managing Director, Alasdair Day, enjoys a dram on the Isle of Raasay (7)A tiny Hebridean island off the coast of Skye is set to become the location of Scotland’s newest distillery.

The multimillion-pound Raasay Distillery and visitor experience centre will be independently owned & operated by R&B Distillers and hopes to open in January 2017, if planning permission is granted later this year.

The development would become the island’s first legal distillery and is expected to generate employment for eleven of the island’s 120 residents.

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Glenmorangie, the twitter tasting adventure

IMG_20150511_184703469May 11, my birthday. And what better way, to celebrate this day with a fabulous range of whisky.

In the year 1845, the Distillery got it’s name Glenmorangie and Glenmorangie, is Gaelic for “Valley of Peace”.

This evening, we were all enjoying a fabulous and surprising evening with a range of interesting and mysterious whiskies. Just look at the colors in the picture. This evening was spectacular and very absolutely thrilling.

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Isle of Arran Distillers Tweet Tasting

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 6.28.08 PMUnfortunately I wasn’t able to join the others in the “Isle of Arran Distillers Tweet Tasting”. But promised to blog about my findings though.

The tasting was the 22nd of April. From a distance I followed the fellow nippers
And not much later I have written my own findings.

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An Evening with the Blenders at the Scotch Whisky Experience

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Last night, Wednesday 29th April 2015, the Scotch Whisky Experience hosted their annual ‘An Evening with the Blenders’ event. A panel of master blenders from around the world were in attendance, fresh from judging the International Spirits Challenge. At £25 … Continue reading

Meet Odin!

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 8.08.09 PMOdin, God of the Norwegian mythology in a bottle. This is the fourth and thereby final whisky in the Valhalla series of Highland Park.

And a sneaky one this whisky is. I had a small sample of this beauty, hidden away. It seems I’m getting old, it took ages to find Odin!. But this story ends well, found him!

Hmm, when the Vikings went into battle went, they called in the help of Odin, the mystery god, I should known, love the vikings.

 

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Sweet drams are made of this – make a date at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside Whisky galore_180215_0358Decadent handmade chocolates will find their perfect whisky partners during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. On first impressions, it may seem like an unusual coupling, but find the right chocolate and the right dram and it makes for a marriage made in heaven.

A whisky and chocolate tasting event taking place during this year’s festival will demonstrate how both whisky and chocolate reflect their origin. Just as different regions produce distinct flavours of whisky, so too do cocoa beans reflect individual characters from their origins.

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Nieuwe hommage aan het unieke karakter van single cask whisky

The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 jaar oud biedt alle verrukkingen van whisky van een enkele distillatie gerijpt in een enkel vat Met de release van Single Barrel Sherry Cask 15 jaar oud brengt The Balvenie opnieuw een eerbetoon aan het unieke karakter van single cask whisky en de mysterieuze interactie tussen eikenhout en spirit.

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Cù Bòcan, the Virgin Oak Edition

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 11.07.19 AMI couldn’t wait to have a go with this one. In the past I was very enthusiastic about another Cù Bòcan beauty.

Curiosity is a natural inquisitive behavior, a natural urge for exploration and research. Can you imagine the feeling? The feeling of falling in love over and over again? In love with whisky. What a great feeling that is, the feeling for adventure. It’s like digging up a treasure, underneath the feet, it’s a way of life. And for me? A whiskylove way of life.

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