Glenmorangie launches pride 1974 – it’s oldest and rares whisky

One of the most prestigious Highland single malts ever created by Glenmorangie has been revealed this week. Building on the success of the exclusive bottlings of Pride 1981 (released in 2011) and Pride 1978 (released in 2014) with the launch of Pride 1974.

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A la Boutiquey Whisky

An evening with remarkable whiskies. That Boutique-y Whisky Company is an independent bottler which offers stunning whiskies from world-renowned brands and distilleries. This evening I had the pleasure to try 5 of them, online with other whisky enthusiasts. The foreplay towards this evening was tough, very tough.

This was an amazing evening and with great hosts. As ever, we all had a lot of fun while nosing and tasting the fantastic five.

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Global Whisky Punks Bring Top Drams to your Doorstep

New e-commerce venture Whisky Gallery pledges to deliver the best selection of popular world whiskies to fans anywhere on the globe, at competitive online prices.

Frustrated by delivery restrictions on their favourite drams, young entrepreneurs are leading a new international whisky movement with the public launch of e-commerce website Whisky Gallery. The team sees their venture as a protest against the increasingly elitist nature of the whisky industry, in which prices have soared and exclusivity is cherished.

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Ardbeg launches Kelpie to celebrate Ardbeg Day

Ardbeg is set to bring Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt to a close on Ardbeg Day, the global celebration of the single malt’s untamed spirit.

Ardbeg Day falls on Saturday, 3rd June 2017.  This year, in homage to the sea that surrounds the Distillery’s remote Scottish island home, Ardbeg will again release a celebratory Limited Edition expression. Ardbeg Kelpie is the first Ardbeg to be matured in Virgin Black Sea oak casks.  Renowned for the deep flavours that they impart and rarely used in whisky making – these casks bring a distinct intensity to the world’s smokiest, peatiest Islay malt whisky.

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Five Virtues, a new limited-edition single malt series from Tomatin

Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has today, Friday 10th March, unveiled its hotly anticipated, limited-edition single malt series, Five Virtues. Five Virtues draws its inspiration from the nature’s elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and comes uniquely packaged in cartons adorned with contemporary Scottish art, created by Eva Ullrich.

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Catawiki to organise Commemorative Samaroli whisky auction

Praised by worldwide whisky enthusiasts and collectors, Silvano Samaroli, famous italian independent bottler, sadly passed away a few weeks ago, at the age of 77. Created in 1968, Samaroli Srl Wine and Spirits Merchants happened to be the first non-British Independent Scotch whisky bottler.

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Taste of Scotland in Amsterdam as JD Williams Whisky Bar hosts judging session for major Scotch whisky awards

A specialist whisky bar in Amsterdam will make history next week when it holds the Netherlands’ first ever judging session of a prestigious Scotch whisky awards contest. JD William’s Whisky Bar will invite customers to cast their votes in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards on Friday, March 17 – the first time that votes have been cast outside Scotland in a brand new series of international judging sessions.

Whisky fans in the city will be invited to sample eight different single malt Speyside whiskies and place a vote for their favourite dram in four different age categories. But they will have to cast their vote on taste and aroma alone.

‘They will not know which whisky is in their glass until after all the votes have been counted’

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Teeling Whisky, The Revival

This is the third bottling of “The Revival”, a limited edition commemorative Single Malt.  The Revival Volume III is being released to celebrate the 18-month anniversary of the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and will be limited to only 10,000 bottles.

When I saw the bottle, I was sold in an instant. Everyone knows by know, that I have a weakness for Irish Whiskey and trying this beauty was definitely a feast for my curious tasting buds.

Bottled at 46% with no chill filtration, creates a truly, unique, stunning Irish whiskey experience and I experienced it the fullest.

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Starbucks First Barrel-Aged Coffee Debuts at Seattle Roastery

Barrel Aged Con Crema and Barrel Aged Cold Brew with Starbucks Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sulawesi photographed at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery on March 2, 2017. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

The centuries-old craft of barrel aging has long been a source of culinary inspiration, influencing everything from sugars and chocolates to sauces and ciders. Here the extraction of distinct flavors imparted by the barrel enhance the integrity of the product it meets. Naturally, the versatility of green coffee seemed like the perfect pair with the barrel aging technique.

“Exploring the potential of coffee and marrying nontraditional experiences and techniques together is something we’re experimenting with daily,” says Duane Thompson from Starbucks beverage R&D team. “We start with the bean first and go from there.”

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards goes global with judging sessions in five international destinations

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is preparing to go global in a bid to whet the appetite of international whisky enthusiasts for this year’s record breaking event. Organizers plan to tickle the taste buds of whisky drinkers in three major cities by giving them the opportunity to play a crucial role in judging its hotly-contested whisky awards.

Roving judging sessions for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards – voted for entirely by the public – are being held over the coming weeks in Amsterdam, Cologne and New Brunswick in Canada. It is hoped that judging sessions will also be staged in venues in New York and Stockholm.

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