Scapa Skiren, an artisanal forged by the elements of Orkney

Scapa Skiren with BoxSeptember 2015 marks the launch of Scapa Skiren, an artisanal single malt forged by the elements of Orkney; a remote island of natural contrasts.

Crafted by five dedicated artisans at the manually operated Scapa distillery, Scapa Skiren’s smooth taste embodies the unexpected contrasts of the Orkney Islands, setting it apart from traditional Island Malts.

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Benromach, two bottled friends

IMG_20150710_170518696A while ago I received two samples with whisky from the Benromach Distillery. It took a while before nosing and tasting these two friends! But finally I found some time to enjoy these two buddies. Two best friends forever.

The 10 yr old buddy, I tasted and shared the tasting notes before. I have tom admit that they are mostly the same when it was before, but with a small difference! The 15 yr old buddy however, completely new! Exciting isn’t it. Continue reading

Distill Ventures hosts spirited group of top names for first entrepreneur masterclass at Tales of the Cocktail

Distill Ventures, the world’s first accelerator for new and growing spirits brands, is uniting a world class group of drinks entrepreneurs including Chip Tate and Rob Cooper to tackle the tough subject of taking the right money and growing a spirits business.

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Whoah Glen Scotia

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 7.23.53 PMGlen Scotia, one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown, Scotland and was built in the year 1832. 1 of the 5 recognized regions of Scotch whisky production in Scotland

This evening we’ve enjoyed a fabulous range of whisky. And it was worth waiting!  I was in for a real treat! Like everyone else I was very curious.

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Bushmills affection

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 10.03.06 AMYes another whiskey tweet tasting. And a fabulous one, I might add. A Bushmills tasting. 5 Beauties in one evening.

Bushmills is named after the city where it is distilled. It has two mills on the banks of the River Bush which runs past the distillery. Bushmills whiskey is still distilled in the Old Bushmills Distillery. This is the world’s oldest whiskey distillery with a license.

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The inspiring range of Glen Moray

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This time I enjoyed a lovely and inspiring range of Glen Moray. A promising box with very attractive bottles on the inside.

Their Single malt whisky has been distilled on the banks of the River Lossie since 1897, just outside Elgin, one of Scotland’s oldest towns. (Source: Glen Moray)

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Havana Club, Havana Club, what have you done?

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 7.35.07 PMOn Monday, the 1st of June I took part of a Rum tasting. A tasting hosted by Peter Holland @FloatingRumShac. Also in company by Havana Club Brand Ambassador Meimi Sanchez (@_HavanaClub)

First thought, there goes my Rum virginity. Do I regret this? No, not at all. It was an amazing adventure!

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The Glenlivet extends the master distiller’s reserve journey with 2 new expressions

unnamedThe Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, proudly presents the Masters Distiller’s Reserve range, a signature collection of three exceptional triple-cask matured single malt whiskies. Available exclusively to international travellers from 1st July 2015, the collection elegantly showcases the unrivalled quality and character that has become part of the signature of The Glenlivet’s classic style – ‘the single malt that started it all’. Continue reading

SPEY encapsulates the spirit of Whisky Live Holland in a bottle

A Speyside malt will be the toast of an international whisky festival – after being specially selected as the signature drink of its 2015 event. An expression of SPEY from Speyside Distillery single malt has been chosen for Whisky Live Holland’s bottling of the year.

The event – the oldest and largest event dedicated to whisky in the Netherlands – has bought a SPEY 2007 single cask sherry butt which will be bottled at cask strength and sold in limited numbers. Each bottle will have a 2015 festival labelling which will include the cask and bottle number,making it a highly collectible item. Continue reading