Puffing Billy Steam Vodka Flash Blog

Puffing Billy Steam Vodka is unfiltered malted barley vodka named for the specially-commissioned Carterhead Still which plays a key role in its production.

First they pot-distil from locally-grown barley, then re-distil the spirit in Puffing Billy to turn it into vodka. Regular filtration would strip away the character and texture of the barley, so instead the spirit vapours are steamed through charcoal
inside the still itself rather than filtered as a liquid.

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World Whisky Day and Whyte and Mackay take a moment to raise a glass to the whisky community worldwide

Whilst restrictions remain in place around the world, the annual World Whisky Day will return Saturday 16th May, as an online celebration of the whisky community. A series of events will take place online, featuring Jura Single Malt Whisky, and key figures from across the industry including World Whisky Day Founder, Blair Bowman, and special guests.

The world has had to respond to the challenging times we face, including the whisky community in Scotland and worldwide. WWD and Whyte & Mackay responded with a reimagined online event, to provide an opportunity for the community to come together, mark the day, and recognize the people in the industry in aid of The Drinks Trust – the charity for the drinks industry.

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Dubliner Whiskey

Three samples of Dubliner Whiskey Beer Cask Series, part of the The Dublin Liberties Distillery Tweet Tasting, held Wednesday April 29.

Dublin is the capital of Ireland in the province of Leinster. Brewing beer in Ireland goes far back in history. And the coffee (for what I’ve heard) is just astonishing and not to compare anywhere else, this made me curious about the Limited Edition of these series.

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The Scalasaig ‘Island Hopper’

It has been a while, but I attended a tweet tasting. And again, it was a blast.

This time it was inaugural Scalasaig Island Hopper release, which has a limited release to 3,000 bottles.

The whisky has been produced using ten unique casks of single malt whisky with a distinctly maritime style, which were vatted by and re-racked into first-fill European sherry oak casks to finish their maturation.

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World’s first Lockdown Whisky Festival

Tomatin Single Malt will be hosting the world’s first Lockdown Whisky Festival this April.

Alongside an array of whisky brands including Glen Moray, Arran and BenRiach, with a view to bringing enjoyment to the general public and the whisky industry which, like many others, has faced event cancellations and postponements in recent weeks.

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Redbreast Irish Whiskey, 27 yrs in the making

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has introduced Redbreast 27 Year Old, the oldest permanent expression in the beloved Redbreast series.

An iconic addition to the collection, Redbreast 27 Year Old includes whiskey matured in ruby port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley to bring a new complexity and depth to the Redbreast collection.

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The Fisherman’s Retreat Edition No.6, Bruichladdich

Fishermans Retreat Edition No.6 Bruichladdich, Rivesaltes French Wine Cask. With just 249 bottles available, this is an amazing release.

Distilled on Wednesday the 23rd of May 2007 and bottled in 2019, Fishermans Retreat Edition No.6 Bruichladdich, isn’t been on the market that long. It is therefor a privilege and an adventure to enjoy this 50.4% limited edition, single malt whisky.

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Crime writer Ian Rankin to be Guest of Honour at third Fife Whisky Festival

Crime writer Ian Rankin will be guest of honour when the Fife Whisky Festival returns to the Kingdom next month. The author, who was born in Cardenden, Fife, will speak at the whisky-themed dinner which opens the event at Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh.

He said: “As a keen whisky drinker I’m delighted to be speaking at the Festival. Whisky is one of the wonders of Scotland. Sharing a few whiskies with a friend is the ultimate act of conviviality.

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Irish Distillers unveils the latest chapter in the Middleton very rare dair Ghaelach story

Knockrath Forest Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has introduced Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach Knockrath Forest, the third release in the Dair Ghaelach collection. A remarkable addition to the Midleton Very Rare story, the new expression has matured in barrels made from virgin Irish oak grown in Knockrath Forest, County Wicklow, reinforcing Midleton’s provenance and its standing as a true taste of Ireland.

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Wemyss Malts kick of their 15th anniversary year with ‘Black Gold’; a 30 year old single sherry cask Bowmore.

The third exclusive release for the Wemyss Malts Cask Club; Black Gold is an exceptional single cask single malt from Bowmore distillery. Black Gold is single sherry hogshead cask of 1989 Bowmore that has matured for 30 years and bottled at a cask strength of exactly 50.0%ABV.

Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay and one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, tracing its distillation roots back to 1779.

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