On Thursday 24th September at 8pm local time the ninth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast live on the web from the island of Islay.
Laphroaig is this year celebrating 200 years and to mark this very special anniversary we are returning to the home of Laphroaig, the island of Islay to showcase four phenomenal whiskies as well as going behind the scenes at the distillery with Laphroaig’s very own distillery manager on this auspicious year John Campbell who will be joined by no less than five of the previous distillery managers! The first time they have all been together.
Since setting off from Brittany, France in late August, contemporary artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep have arrived safely at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay. The two men have been navigating land and sea in a restored 1941 fishing boat, carrying aged French wood which will be transformed into whisky casks.
The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd (TDCL) has appointed six UK retailers and six UK individuals as Brand Champions as part of its global Brand Champion scheme.
The six individuals have been nominated by TDCL’s UK Regional Sales Manager, Alistair Mutch, as shining individuals who have expressed an outstanding interest in the company’s Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand, and who are committed to raising awareness about Tomatin in their local area. They join a small assembly of 10 other Brand Champions around the world.
A while a go, someone asked me on twitter about my Whisky top 10. I don’t really have a top 10 on paper, only in my head. This triggered me to make such a list.
I’ve tasted a lot of whiskies in the past, but not every tasting-note that has been written by me, has been published online yet. So, I’ve decided to make a top 10 from my whiskylist, that has been already published online.
Hyde, an Irish whiskey named after an Irish poet and the man who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945,Douglas Hyde.
The name Hyde reminded me of the 70’s show though. Steven to be precise, the one with the curls and fantastic sense of humor who lives down in the basement. More a beer man I think, but maybe he had a weak spot for whiskey. Irish I hope.
Ballantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky and the No.2 Scotch whisky in the world, has created the Ballantine’s Space Glass and a Special Batch of Ballantine’s Space Whisky designed for a zero gravity environment as the brand continues to innovate, making a genuine contribution to the space programme.
Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces Hogshead 733 – a collaboration with contemporary artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep to produce the first ever whisky finished in casks made from a former fishing boat. Continue reading →
Help Save Ireland’s History. A Kickstart project started to save the Mill by getting it a new roof this will help keep our whiskey.
The main goal of this Kickstart project is to get this old Derrylavan mill a new roof as it is in bad need of a new one if this is not done in the next 2 years the damage will be too great and we will lose this building forever. And this would be a shame for history.