Highland based Tomatin Distillery have announced the launch of a rare Vintage 1988 single malt as part of their Cù Bòcan range. The casks used to mature the spirit were home to a popular heavily peated Islay whisky in their past lives to create a unique limited edition.
Just 2200 bottles of the malt, which have been aged for 28 years in sherry casks, are available.
Originally from the Netherlands, Kate’s diverse career path has taken her from semi-professional tennis in her youth, to civil engineering at Delft University of Technology, a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, to fine art.
She has been privately tutored by various established artists in Scotland undertaking apprenticeships in drawing, printmaking and painting.
The blended Scotch market has typically focused on heritage and tradition in the past, but relative newcomer, Scottish Leader, is embracing a fresh, collaborative team approach to the production of its premium Scotch, with the appointment of a newly created role – Lead Blender.
During my stay at the Harrow Whisky Festival, in January, I had the pleasure to have a Gin nip. Makar Glasgow Gin that is. This gin has his spirit roots at the Glasgow Distillery only since 2014.
I’ve looked up the word Makar and Makar is a term for a poet and a poet this gin is. This gin is one of the finest I ever tasted. I can recommend this to everyone. It is an amazing step for your palate to take but worth it.
The bottle itself is elegant and shows beauty with a luxurious deep blue metallic-finish label with copper highlights featuring hand-sketched.
Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce some exciting changes in its Marketing team.
After 2 years with the company, Emma Hooper is promoted to a new role as Darnley’s View Gin Brand Manager to develop new initiatives in the exciting gin category.
Family firm launches £25K crowdfunding bid.
An award-winning family firm has launched a £25,000 Crowdfunding appeal in a bid to create a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio.
Bridge of Allan-based Angels’ Share Glass, which specializes in unique gifts for whisky lovers, wants to increase production and train a new generation of glassmakers to continue the firm’s legacy.
REDBREAST All Sherry
Redbreast, the most decorated Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world, has unveiled its first ever single barrel offering, Redbreast Single Cask. Available globally from this month, the expression reinforces Irish Distillers’ commitment to rejuvenating the quintessential Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey style.
Redbreast Single Cask offers a unique take on Redbreast’s full bodied flavour profile, renowned for its signature Christmas cake character – the result of a strong contribution from Oloroso sherry casks. With just 576 bottles available exclusively through The Whisky Exchange at the recommend selling price of £180, the rare expression is expected to become highly sought after by Irish Whiskey connoisseurs and collectors.
Award Wining Brewery, Yukon Brewing will be launch-ing their first foray into whisky, on February 13, 2016 in Whitehorse Yukon.
“A vibrant, complex nose of oak with malt depth frames the rich, layered fruit and honey body of this Premium Charter release,” states distiller Alan Hansen. “We have created a wide assortment of malts by varying mashes and barreling techniques, and this first release will showcase the quality single malt product we can produce.”
When 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.