The Abbey Whisky Bar Edinburgh, April Whisky Tasting

This month the regular whisky testing at The Abbey featured the new range of Jura whisky. The well-respected Prophecy, Origin and Superstition have been replaced by this new range.

On a nice mild evening, the Whisky Club members negotiated the seemingly endless roadworks and arrived at The Abbey looking forward to tasting the new whiskies.

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An evening with Tamdhu

An online live tasting via Facebook from the Tamdhu Distillery, a lovely place. Held in a cold room, and people getting warm while listening and drinking the whisky. With Sandy & Gorden talking us through the range, this day had to offer.

Together with people in the distillery and online, it was one big adventure with some new experiences.

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BenRiach launches a new triple distilled expression

BenRiach Distillery is pleased to announce the release of a new triple distilled expression, aged for 10 years, exclusively for the global travel retail market.

The expression joins the classic and peated BenRiach Quarter Casks in the global travel retail range from BenRiach. The range embodies the unconventional Speyside style of BenRiach and its creative heritage of distilling malt whisky in a ‘troika’ of styles: unpeated, peated and triple distilled.

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The Glenlivet explores new frontiers with launch of cognac cask finish expression

The Glenlivet is set to re-assert its credentials as the definitive Single Malt Scotch whisky with the release of a contemporary new expression; Captain’s Reserve, a Single Malt selectively finished in high-quality Cognac casks.

The launch is set to push the boundaries of modern Scotch through its distinctive cask combination.

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Redbreast Irish whiskey has launched the Redbreast Dream Cask

Redbreast Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has launched the Redbreast Dream Cask, which will be available to buy through its online members’ club, The Birdhouse, from World Whisky Day (Saturday 19th May).

The release follows requests from consumers and whiskey experts over the past 12 months and becomes the first in a new series planned for the coming years.

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How I fell for Whisky

If you’re lucky ..

I was strongly discouraged to try Ardbeg 10yr, I did. I couldn’t believe this taste from another world, got drunk while trying to get to know it and fell in love with whisky.

Everyone has their story about entering the world of whisky. If you’re lucky, the opportunity for that will come to you at a time when you skipping out on stories and recommendations, but instead, you will let it victimize you for what it is.

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Benromach 10yr, 15yr and the 20th-anniversary bottling

Benromach is a Speyside distillery founded by Duncan McCallum and F.W. Brickman in 1898 and currently owned and run by Gordon and Macphail of Elgin. This piece is dedicated to the whisky we’ve tasted on the evening on Monday 30th of April. An online tasting with a taste of adventure.

A Monday evening, like no other. With a lot of laughter, serious moments, old friends and new discoveries of Scotch Whisky from the Speyside area.

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Craftwork announces new partnership with Hyde Whiskey

Craftwork, the recently established sales, marketing and distribution agency, has this week announced a new partnership with HYDE Irish Whiskey to distribute its range of special release and limited edition Irish whiskeys across the UK.

Craftwork has enjoyed a number of early successes built on the team’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the UK market and Craftwork MD Jeremy Rockett believes HYDE is a perfect fit for their growing portfolio:

 “Our selective approach to partnering with high-quality spirits brands has enabled us to open a number of new trade accounts, and take significant orders from the on-trade, wholesalers, e-commerce channels, as well as the traditional large UK retailers and HYDE’s premium whiskeys really complement our portfolio.”

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Jameson launches its first ever cask strength whiskey

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has today announced the launch of Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength; the first cask strength Jameson to be available globally, which finishes its maturation in Dublin’s only live Maturation House in the Jameson Distillery Bow Street.

A reinterpretation of the revered Jameson 18 Years, the new expression celebrates Jameson’s Dublin heritage by returning part of the production process to the brand’s original home in Smithfield for the first time since 1975.

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Exclusive new whisky tour of Edinburgh launched

As plans for Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery in 90 years and a £150 million pound immersive whisky visitor experience in the historic capital city are announced, award-winning storytellers, Mercat Tours are encouraging locals and visitors alike to celebrate World Whisky Day (Saturday 19 May 2018) with their exclusive Edinburgh Tour and Whisky Experience (new for 2018).

Taking place at 4 pm every Saturday (including World Whisky Day itself), a kilted Mercat tour guide will tell the true story of the city that founded the world’s largest Scottish whisky company and the people that helped whisky production. At the end of the tour, participants will retire to Megget’s cellar in Edinburgh’s historic Underground Vaults (which can only be accessed on a Mercat Tour) for a complimentary candlelit single malt whisky tasting from Scotland’s four whisky-producing regions.
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