Japanese Breakthrough heralds return of rare whisky made to honour Scottish Samurai

He was the Scotsman who helped modernize Japan and whose story inspired a pioneering fusion of Scotch and Japanese whisky.

Now, on the anniversary of the death of “Scottish Samurai” Thomas Blake Glover, spirits business Fusion Whisky has announced it will be releasing another batch of its iconic Glover whisky, after overcoming a shortage of high quality Japanese whisky.

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Gordon & MacPhail awarded three ‘Master’ awards at prestigious Design & Packaging Masters 2018

Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has been recognised for its premium portfolio of exclusive single malt whiskies at The Spirits Business 2018 Design & Packaging Masters, securing three ‘Master’ accolades.

Earlier this year Gordon & MacPhail unveiled its streamlined portfolio, comprising five distinct ranges: Discovery, Distillery Labels, Connoisseurs Choice, Private Collection, and Generations. The company’s commitment to the art of Scotch whisky maturation has been passed down through four generations of the Urquhart family, owners of Gordon & MacPhail.

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Jura Whisky, from The Sound to The Paps

On the night of December 5 there was an opportunity to try 5 new expressions, The Jura Sherry Cask Collection. The Jura Sherry Cask Collection, is comprised of five whiskies; The Bay, The Loch, The Road, The Paps and The Sound, which have been matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being finished in Pedro Ximénez casks for different periods of time.

Each whisky has it’s own character, what makes it a big adventure for the taste buds. From The Sound to The Paps, it sounds like a Netflix series, and a good one too.

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Benromach unveils limited edition 1978 vintage

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd is releasing an extremely rare and limited-edition Scotch malt whisky matured for 40 years in a single Refill Sherry Hogshead cask.

Building on the popularity of previous vintage releases from the 1970s, 184 bottles of Benromach 1978, from cask number 2608, are available for worldwide sale.

The single cask (56.3% abv) whisky has a deep golden hue with an aroma of honey and vanilla, along with ripe fruits, lime and a touch of butterscotch and fresh ginger, with smooth sweetness balanced by a hint of pepper. To taste, it has notes of pear and kiwi, with chocolate and spices, and a touch of subtle peat smoke on the finish.

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Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ultra-rare single malts from its Private Collection range

The latest releases include the oldest Caol Ila whisky ever bottled

Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has released two stunning new additions to its ‘Private Collection’ range: a 64-Years-Old single malt from Glenlivet Distillery and a landmark 50-Years-Old from Caol Ila Distillery – the oldest Caol Ila single malt ever released.

The newly redesigned ‘Private Collection’ range encompasses rare and exclusive single malt whiskies from celebrated, little-known, or closed distilleries, all of which have been specially selected for bottling by a member of the Urquhart family that owns Gordon & MacPhail.

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Eden Mill announced its latest whisky expression in celebration of St Andrew’s Day

Eden Mill, the popular Scottish gin and whisky distiller, has announced the release of its new 2018 Single Malt whisky in celebration of St. Andrew’s Day.

Retailing at £79, only 3,200 bottles of this special spirit are available; with less than 2,000 available for sale in the UK.

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Walsh Whiskey premium and super-premium releases, the online tasting

Another tweet tasting and this time we savored a range of premium and super-premium releases of The Irishman and Writers’ Tears from Walsh Whiskey.

Writers’ Tears is a unique style  of whiskey embedded in Irish History, at a time when Irish Whiskey was distilled in copper pots, two styles flourished : Malt and Pot Still, distilled from 100% barley. The Irishman is the Walsh family’s original whiskey and represents the rebirth of the traditional family owned provincial whiskey distilling that thrived during the last golden age of Irish Whiskey at the end of the 1800’s.

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Deanston debuts alongside The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime

Deanston distillery is set to hit small screens in a brand new series on Amazon Prime called ‘The Three Drinkers’, with the highland single malt launching the first episode of the series, which will premiere on Monday 26th November. This four-part series explores the enigmatic world of Scotch Whisky, with the three presenters traveling across Scotland to take a look behind the scenes of some of our favourite drams.

Presented by a trio of wine and spirits experts, Colin Hampden-White, Helena Nicklin and Aidy Smith, the intrepid explorers uncover various finds on their travels to share with viewers, providing a fun and educational insight into whisky for newcomers and aficionados alike.

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Gordon & MacPhail, unique Longmorn Twins

Richard and Stuart Urquhart

To get the opportunity to try two drams created by twins, doesn’t come by often. Twins always have something mysterious, something unique, fascinating really. Stuart Urquhart and Richard Urquhart born in 1961, came to the decision to bottle 57yr old twin casks, selected by their Grandfather and nurtured by their father and their three siblings.

A challenge, you can call it science even. Stuart and Richard, twins, but unique in their own way, made sure  that the casks they chose, reflected their character.

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