Serving celebrities, creating whisky cocktails and curating a world-famous whisky bar all in a day’s work for Lyndsey

Lynsey Gray Quaich Bar Craig HotelWhen whisky lovers from all over the world drop in at the Quaich Bar at the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, it’s not just the range of 800 different drams that amaze them.

Any visitors of the opinion that it’s older men and women who appreciate whisky are completely blown away when they discover that it’s a young woman with an incredible passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for malt whisky that is in charge of the collection.

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The Harrow Whisky Festival

IMG_20160124_154716866The Harrow Whisky Festival was held on 15 – 16 January 2016. It was the very first time this festival took place and I could tell from day one, that this was very exciting for those who organized it. The location where this whisky event was held was Grim’s Dyke Hotel, a fantastic looking hotel with some impressive architecture, based on architect Norman Shaw’s designs, famous for pioneering a particular style of old English house with a Gothic influence.

A must see for those who love TV series like Dr Who and more for this place is popular as a shooting location for series and movies. When you listen very carefully, you can hear: exterminate,exterminate in the hallway.

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A match made in heaven for the nation’s favourite tipple

SOSWF Whisky GaloreWhisky and water, scotch on the rocks – now there is a new perfect match for the nation’s favourite tipple as Scotland gears up to celebrate its Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in 2016.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which takes place in Scotland’s most prolific whisky producing region, will show how the multi-million pound global industry has been built on the exact principles which will be nationally recognized over the next 12 months.

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The Ardmore Experience, the fantastic 4

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 12.52.24 PMA range of whisky I’ve tasted a while ago, but never had the time to publish. Let me introduce to you, the fantastic 4.

Ardmore distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery. The distillery is owned and operated by Beam Suntory, an American subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan.

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#CraigellachieTT, a warm twittertasting

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 7.24.17 AMThursday november 19. It’s very windy outside. But I am cozy inside my house and it is warm, lovely. Tonight was the night of the #CraigellachieTT a Twitter Tasting. Just came home for work, just on time for the start of something warm and cozy. So let’s go and enjoy this with me. I had a great time after a long day at work.

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Tasting notes, Laphroaig live 2015

LaphroaigOn Thursday 24th September at 8pm local time the ninth annual Laphroaig live 2015 as broadcasted live on the web from the island of Islay. This evening 4 very special expressions were lined up to be nosed and taste.

The one off’ Laphroaig 15 yr – The official 200th Expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (distilled using only the original small stills), Laphroaig 21 yr – Created for the Friends of Laphroaigs 21st Birthday and a unique Laphroaig 32 yr 100% sherry matured- A very rare, special expression.

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LittleMill Flashblog,

unnamedI couldn’t wait to take part of this special occassion, the first ever Whisky Flash Blog ever.

When I saw this on Social Media, presented by The Whisky Wire. Littlemill, the 25 Year Old release, from the iconic Littlemill Lowland distillery, which is limited to just 1500 bottles, I was excited, just like the rest of the bloggers around the globe who were selected to join in.

Who wouldn’t be!

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Craft collaboration Jameson ‘caskmates’ goes global

JAMESON CASKMATES 700MLJameson has announced the global release of Jameson Caskmates, following a successful limited run in Ireland last year. Created by the Midleton Distillery in collaboration with micro-brewer, Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Jameson Caskmates offers a new taste experience that will satisfy the appetite of whiskey enthusiasts, Jameson drinkers and craft beer fans.

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Wemyss Twitter Tasting: A delight for the inner-spirit

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.00.34 AMOn the night of September the 23rd, there was a real whisky happening on Twitter. From around the world people were ready to do some serious nosing and tasting, including me.

This time it was Wemyss’s turn.The range of whisky that came with the package was stunning. Just for this evening I used the NEAT glass for an optimal experience.

I have to admit, it has been a while since I last used the NEAT glass.

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