Black Mountain, a succeeded quest

Black Mountain

You might have heard about Black Mountain, the region of southwestern France. But did you know, this is also the name of a lovely whisky?

Black Mountain is the vision of a whisky distillery to produce large whiskies in the heart of the southwest, scheduled to be built in the year 2018.

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Balblair, colorful highland whisky

Balblair Highland Whisky

Balblair Highland Whisky

Balblair, vintages timed to perfection. This is a quote that can be found on their website, not to miss and I couldn’t agree more. They make perfection and the good news is, there is perfection to be found for everyone.

For each person, a color of their taste. Maybe you are more a green person than a blue one. Or you are a pink person for life.

Everything is possible with the colorful Balblair whisky range.

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Angels’ share glassmaker Tom Young awarded MBE

Tom Young Glassblower

Tom Young Glassblower

Renowned glassmaker Tom Young has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Mr Young, co-founder of Stirling family firm Angels’ Share Glass, was given the honour to mark his long service to the glassmaking industry.

He was shocked and delighted to receive the award which will be presented to him at St James Palace, London during a ceremony in the summer.

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Mount Gay Rum, good company

Mount Gay RumMount Gay Rum is the oldest brand in the world. This brand dates from the year 1703 and is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. in Barbados. This brand is characterized by its own unique character and is sold in 110 countries.

You can imagine I was excited about this range, that I was going to drink.

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Top 5 Whisky Christmas Gifts 2016

christmastop5Any time of the year has its own type of whisky. Let this be summer, winter, autumn or spring. But it is already December and Santa is almost ringing your doorbell. You probably decorated the Christmas tree and the door with a Christmas wreath already. Yes, we are counting the days.

In December, there are always a couple of whiskies that have a bit of extra flair for this time of year. A summer whisky in December, yes, everything is possible. I was sniffing around, online and in stores to find my perfect whisky for Christmas and New Years Eve.

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Tomatin Distillery scoops top whisky award for brand innovation

Stephen Bremner

Stephen Bremner

Highland based Tomatin Distillery has been crowned Brand Innovator of the Year 2017 at the Whisky Magazine, Icons of Whisky Awards. The accolade was announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd December.

This is the second year running that the Distillery have triumphed at the world renowned awards having previously won Distiller of the Year 2016.

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Cù Bòcan 2005, vintage limited edition

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Cù Bòcan 2005

Cù Bòcan 2005, vintage limited edition. Released this year by Tomatin and recommendable, so if you get a chance to retrieve a bottle, grab it.

There are only 11.400 bottles available. If you like a challenge or you would like to have this bottle, for your birthday or Christmas, don’t wait too long.

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A touch of irish, the online Walsh Whiskey tasting

Walsh WhiskeyI am huge fan of Irish Whiskey, so you can imagine I was looking forward to this online event, the online Walsh Whiskey tasting. Next to the whiskey, a folder was included in the parcel with all the information we needed for this evening.

Inclucing an introduction of the founders, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, who established the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in 1999 in Royal Oak.

Two people with passion and dedication for what they cherish, Walsh Whiskey.

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Yaguara Ouro Cachaça Twitter Tasting

Yaguara Ouro Cachaça

Yaguara Ouro Cachaça

This online twittertasting was another discovery than any other. The discovery of Cachaça. Cachaça is an unique organic Brazilian product. Yaguara Ouro Cachaça is a product of 5 generations of family passion and dedication. A family brand, good for 120 years in the making. This is the first time they are introducing an aged cachaça to EU.

But what is the definition of Cachaça? We received a pocketbook / journal where the following was described;

‘The typical and unique designation for the sugarcane liquour produced in Brazil, with an alcohol content of 38-48 volume percent, at twenty degrees Celcius, obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of the sugarcane’

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