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

Island first: Multimillion-pound whisky distillery planned for for Isle of Raasay

R&B Distillers Managing Director, Alasdair Day, enjoys a dram on the Isle of Raasay (7)A tiny Hebridean island off the coast of Skye is set to become the location of Scotland’s newest distillery.

The multimillion-pound Raasay Distillery and visitor experience centre will be independently owned & operated by R&B Distillers and hopes to open in January 2017, if planning permission is granted later this year.

The development would become the island’s first legal distillery and is expected to generate employment for eleven of the island’s 120 residents.

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Glenmorangie, the twitter tasting adventure

IMG_20150511_184703469May 11, my birthday. And what better way, to celebrate this day with a fabulous range of whisky.

In the year 1845, the Distillery got it’s name Glenmorangie and Glenmorangie, is Gaelic for “Valley of Peace”.

This evening, we were all enjoying a fabulous and surprising evening with a range of interesting and mysterious whiskies. Just look at the colors in the picture. This evening was spectacular and very absolutely thrilling.

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Isle of Arran Distillers Tweet Tasting

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 6.28.08 PMUnfortunately I wasn’t able to join the others in the “Isle of Arran Distillers Tweet Tasting”. But promised to blog about my findings though.

The tasting was the 22nd of April. From a distance I followed the fellow nippers
And not much later I have written my own findings.

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An Evening with the Blenders at the Scotch Whisky Experience

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Last night, Wednesday 29th April 2015, the Scotch Whisky Experience hosted their annual ‘An Evening with the Blenders’ event. A panel of master blenders from around the world were in attendance, fresh from judging the International Spirits Challenge. At £25 … Continue reading

Meet Odin!

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 8.08.09 PMOdin, God of the Norwegian mythology in a bottle. This is the fourth and thereby final whisky in the Valhalla series of Highland Park.

And a sneaky one this whisky is. I had a small sample of this beauty, hidden away. It seems I’m getting old, it took ages to find Odin!. But this story ends well, found him!

Hmm, when the Vikings went into battle went, they called in the help of Odin, the mystery god, I should known, love the vikings.

 

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Sweet drams are made of this – make a date at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Speyside Whisky galore_180215_0358Decadent handmade chocolates will find their perfect whisky partners during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. On first impressions, it may seem like an unusual coupling, but find the right chocolate and the right dram and it makes for a marriage made in heaven.

A whisky and chocolate tasting event taking place during this year’s festival will demonstrate how both whisky and chocolate reflect their origin. Just as different regions produce distinct flavours of whisky, so too do cocoa beans reflect individual characters from their origins.

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