The Gin Avent Calendar Countdown

Around the world in 24 gins with a Gin advent calendar. Every day another gin, another surprise. It is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get or when. I am familiar with gin, but it was a feast to discover more with this calendar. What a way to count the days until Christmas. 

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Walsh Whiskey Distillery Tweet Tasting

The world is built on writers. Without writers, there wouldn’t be any story to read. Walsh Whiskey has two amazing writers, Writers’ Tears Red Head and Writers’ Tears Copper Pot expressions, next to the new and incredible limited The Irishman Founder’s Reserve Marsala Cask Finish and The Irishman Cask Strength 2017.

Including an introduction of the founders, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, who established the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in 1999 in Royal Oak.

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Tomatin’s People Pairing takes off with celebrity matches

Highland distiller’s Tomatin has unveiled their People Pairing quiz that aims to match personality traits to different expressions in their core range of whiskies. Based on the notion that certain personality traits could match the different characteristics of the distiller’s core range, a likely pairing can be suggested via an online test on the Tomatin website (http://www.tomatin.com/people-pairing).

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Knowledge on the Rocks

What I learned about Whisky is not summed up in one line. 

I learned about legislation and how this is different from continent to continent. It helps to understand the legal limitations that are set to Whisky and Whiskey. It helps to understand how this legislation limits the flavours that are able to be produced by American and Scottish producers. It helps to understand the economics of reused casks from the USA and how this limits the Scotch Whisky Industry. This is a partly self-chosen limitation based on available of reasonably priced casks. 

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That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Advent Calender Adventure

A tasting, with some special whiskies from That Boutiquey Whisky Company. With a selected group of whisky friends, we had the opportunity to try a selection of whisky from their new advent calendar. This evening was a complete adventure with a lot of new whiskies and taste experiences. Every whisky was a surprise, each with their own character. One whisky was more lovable than the other.

New whiskies, were nosed, taste and “dissected” by a couple of whisky enthusiasts. It was an amazing, thrilling and exciting evening. I think we all got at least one favourite of the range That Boutique-y Whisky Company has to offer.

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BenRiach unveils a 21 year old, matured in a combination of four types of cask

BenRiach Distillery announces the release of a twenty-one-year-old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, unconventionally matured in a combination of four types of cask: bourbon barrels, virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and red wine casks.

These four cask types are expertly blended together by the BenRiach Master Blender, Rachel Barrie, to create a multi-faceted and superbly balanced malt.

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Glenglassaugh Releases A New Collection Of Rare Coastal Casks

Nestled along the coast of northern Scotland in Sandend Bay, this once dormant distillery has been revived and with it the discovery of a rare collection of vintage casks.

This latest collection marks Batch 3 in Glenglassaugh’s rare cask releases, each cask distilled between 1965 and 1986 providing a rare glimpse into the history of Glenglassaugh. This step back in time follows the release of Glenglassaugh’s new and intriguing Wood Finish range, which showcases fresh developments at the distillery since its 2008 revival.

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Award-winning Speyside Distillery launches new gin inspired by poet’s words and garden botanicals

An award-winning distillery famed for its single malt Scotch whisky has launched a new limited edition gin with botanicals found growing in its garden grounds.

The two expressions of Byron’s Gin from Speyside Distillery also reflect on its historic link to Lord Byron – the most famous and flamboyant poet of the Romantic movement.

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Irish Distillers named Distiller of the Year 2017

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has been named Distiller of the Year at the first Icons of Whisky Ireland awards.

The Icons of Whisky Ireland aim to recognise the diversity and passion within the Irish whiskey industry today, they are presented by Rob Allanson, Editor of Whisky Magazine and include the Hall of Fame Ireland ceremony. Irish Distillers was also honoured with a number of top accolades including Visitor Attraction of the Year, Master Blender and the Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador categories.

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Springbank 24 Year First to Float on Whisky Stock Market

Offering its first bottle for just $1, The Whisky Foundation Reserve is launching at 17.00 (GMT-5) today, with a Springbank 24-year-old exclusive single malt whisky, the price of which will rise based on market demand.

The financial markets in the US are closed for Thanksgiving, but The Whisky Foundation Reserve is open for business. Independently bottled Scottish whisky specialists, Whisky Foundation today launched their innovative stock market for whisky, and revealed the first bottle on sale as a Springbank 24-year-old single malt, matured in a sherry cask and bottled by The Maltman in 2017 at 47.1% ABV. Only 244 bottles are available, making these rare and collectable items, and are available for shipping worldwide.

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