Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Honours Ambassadors

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 9.35.44 AMThe Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has honoured three whisky aficionados who have made an outstanding contribution to the event and the wider whisky industry.  The three ambassadors – two of them from overseas – were presented with ambassador awards for their services to Scotland’s national drink at the Festival launch last night (Thursday, 1 May 2014).

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Aberlour launches world’s 1st outdoor whisky art gallery

image005Stunning outdoor photography exhibition by former European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, David Maitland, reveals the enigma behind the whisky journey.

Premium single malt Scotch whisky brand Aberlour has today announced the opening of the world’s first outdoor whisky art gallery; a unique photography exhibition set in the heart of the Scottish countryside, which brilliantly captures the individual elements that together result in one of Scotland’s most famous exports.

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Cameronbridge 30 yr

P1210698I received a sample bottle of Cameronbridge 30 Year Old Scottish Whisky from Ursula, my Swedish friend. She know’s what I love! Thank you!

Reading the handwritten label,  It tells me it’s a grain whisky, Single Cask and 51,2%.

I have to admit that I used google to find some information about the distillery and found some that might interest you ( the reader ) as well .

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The challenge of a Glen Garioch Drambassador


There was a search for 20 Glen Garioch Drambassadors who would love the opportunity to receive and review an exclusive new mystery dram, ahead of release!

Many bloggers have send their interest and 20 Glen Garioch Drambassadors were selected and were informed through mail.

Not long ago I received the package from Glen Garioch with a lovely content. A small bottle of whisky, a small jar of jam and a large piece of dark chocolate. Oh and let’s not forget about the letter with clues.

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Bunnahabhain’s Islay Whisky Festival

Sguel Na MaraBunnahabhain Single Malt Whisky is offering an exclusive chance to attend the biggest event in the whisky calendar, Feis Ile - the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

The digital competition, The Helmsman’s Trail, will run over a four-week period and challenges discerning whisky lovers to find four bottles of Bunnahabhain hidden around Islay. Each week, a winner will be awarded an exclusive prize before the grand prize draw on 12th May, where one lucky entrant will win a trip to Islay to attend the Bunnahabhain Open Day and welcome the Helmsman home.

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Tomatin makes changes to it’s core range

23414 Tomatin 1988 Bottle & Box LoPort finishes added to Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range

The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd has announced a change to the line-up of its core range of single malts. A 14 year old Port Wood Finish and a batch release 1988 vintage are being introduced, while the 15 year old and 30 Year Old expressions will be removed.

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra Expands into a Range of Cask Experiences

image003The Glenlivet, the original single malt whisky, is expanding its celebrated The Glenlivet Nàdurra brand into a range featuring different cask experiences as it aims to build on its strong development in the growing single malt whisky market*.

Nikki Burgess, Global Brand Director for The Glenlivet at Chivas Brothers, comments: “The Glenlivet Nàdurra is the purest expression of The Glenlivet that captures the original passion and production methods of George Smith’s distillery.

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Ballantine’s releases 17 yr signature distillery Glentauchers edition

Ballantine’s, the world’s No. 2 Scotch whisky, has today announced the release of Ballantine’s 17 Year Old Signature Distillery Glentauchers Edition.

Ballantine’s 17 Year Old Signature Distillery Glentauchers Edition 2This special blend completes a set of four limited editions, each of which has been created to demonstrate the unique structure of Ballantine’s 17 Year Old and how this is achieved.

Of all of the malt and grain whiskies used in Ballantine’s 17 Year Old, four stand out as ‘signature’ malts – Scapa, Miltonduff, Glenburgie and Glentauchers. Each of these plays a unique and crucial role in the creation of the final masterpiece that is Ballantine’s 17 Year Old.

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Auchentoshan, ‘the triple distilled Lowland Malt’, introduceert American Oak

American Oak Bottle-hiAuchentoshan, ‘the triple distilled Lowland Malt’, lanceert dit voorjaar in Nederland zijn American Oak.

Aan de rijping van het drievoudig gestookte distillaat op ‘first fill’ bourbon vaten van Amerikaanse Eiken dankt Auchentoshan American Oak zijn naam.

Door ‘triple distillation’ produceert Auchentoshan het sterkste ‘new spirit’ distillaat van alle Schotse distilleerderijen, op 81 % alc. Auchentoshan is de enige distilleerderij in Schotland die elke druppel drie keer distilleert.

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Fingerlicking Chocolate & Tongue stroking Whisky

P1210608I received a lovely package with a fingerlicking and tongue stroking content from Bowmore and British chocolatier Montezuma’s.

Bowmore and Montezuma’s have joined together for a special collaboration. The challenge: To discover the answer to an age-old question “if Bowmore was a chocolate bar, what would it taste like?”.

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