Cù Bòcan Unlocks the Unusual with an Experimental Brand Film

Cù Bòcan has released a new brand film, designed to unlock the unusual, and bring the brand and product range to life on screen.

The experimental Highland Single Malt is distilled every winter in limited batches and made with lightly peated Scottish barley for its signature wisp of smoke. Cù Bòcan also explores innovative maturations, creating whiskies full of intrigue and surprise. The brand film set out to convey these messages within an abstract and modern story arc. As well as the brand film, three short product films were also produced for each single malt within the range.

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The Drinks Lab: Out of Hours Spirit Experiments

During the day, The Drinks Lab team help others create innovative craft drinks. At night, they turn their attention to developing their own. After 4 years, they are releasing these spirit experiments in small batches, with the first likely to cause some controversy amongst whisky enthusiasts.

Monday 29th March 2021, Glasgow. Scotland. Established in 2017, “The Start-Up Drinks Lab” was founded by entrepreneurs Hannah Fisher and Craig Strachan to provide an innovation facility for those wanting to launch drink brands.

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The unveiling of METHOD AND MADNESS Mulberry Wood

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has unveiled a new single pot still Irish whiskey finished in virgin Mulberry Wood into its celebrated and innovative METHOD AND MADNESS range.

In a world first for Irish whiskey, the limited-edition release has been finished in White Mulberry Wood felled in central Hungary, where the local climate creates theperfect growing conditions. The wood is then harvested and air-dried for two years at the Kádár sawmills in Tokaj before being transferred to a cooperage in Budapest.

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Suntory Toki Whisky

As many of you might know, Suntory Toki is a blended whisky from Suntory’s three distilleries, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita.

Thinking about Japanese Whisky warms me up from the inside. I have never had the opportunity to try this whisky, until one day. A colleague of mine bought a bottle and gave me a sample of this liquid to try.

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Warehouse Collection captures the spirit of discovery at the heart of Fettercairn

Fettercairn Distillery embarks on an exciting new journey, with the launch of its first ever collection of small batch single malt whiskies.  The Warehouse Collection pays homage to the places where Fettercairn comes of age, the 14 dunnage warehouses which boast incredible scarce treasures in the form of maturing stock.

Limited to 3,600 bottles, the first in the Collection, Warehouse 2 Batch No.001 brings together five different cask styles all filled back in 2010 and matured in Warehouse 2, where high humidity combined with a relatively cool and temperate environment makes it mark on the maturing spirit.

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First Midleton Very Rare vintage from Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman is unveiled

Irish Distillers, maker of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has opened a new chapter in Irish whiskey as they reveal Midleton Very Rare 2021 – the 38th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range and the first in the series to be masterfully created by Irish Distillers’ new Master Distiller, Kevin O’Gorman.

The Midleton Very Rare legacy began over four decades ago when the then masters, ever keen to create exemplary expressions, began setting aside small amounts of exceptionally performing whiskey for a new luxury offering in the world of Irish whiskey. Today, Midleton Very Rare is globally renowned as the pinnacle of Irish whiskey.  In keeping with tradition, Midleton Very Rare 2021 is a balanced blend of rare and hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys from Midleton’s extensive inventory. It includes whiskey aged between 15 and 36 years and matured in lightly charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels.

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Alba-Collection 02/2021

Proundly announce the new publications of Alba-Collection Verlag:

  1. Maps ”Scotland’s Distilleries“ updated edition in the format 15 x 24 inch and 27,5 x 39,5 inch in an 2. New edition: ”Whisk(e)y Atlas North America 2021“ 
  2. Map ”Scotland‘s Distilleries“ updated edition in the format 15 x 24 inch and 27,5 x 39,5 inch Prompt with the beginning of 2021 our maps „Scotland‘s Distilleries“ in the formats 15 x 24 inch (Medium)  and 27,5 x 39,5 inch (Large) are published as revised edition. Despite the pandemic, the construction boom  for Scotland’s whisky distilleries seem to remain strong, so that you will see numerous changes in the new  editions.

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Hyde No 5, The Aras Cask

It is no secret that I have a love (weak spot) for Irish Whiskey, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that my thoughts about this whiskey is positive.

It makes you feel like you are walking in the clouds, matured for a minimum of 6 years, this golden liquid makes you lively. You can’t always hyde, you have to experience …

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MackMyra Moment Körsbärsrök

I admit, for I have a weakness for Scandinavia. It is not a secret that I am enthusiastic about the Swedisch Mackmyra whisky. It is hard to pronounce the names of the whisky, but that is always a challenge to be accepted.

Moment Körsbärsrök, cherrysmoke was a challenge. And the Moment range is part of the most exclusive range of Mackmyra.

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Karuizawa Distillers Inc announce new distillery project

Multi award-winning master blender and distiller Ian Chang, joins newly formed, purpose-led Karuizawa Distillers Inc., to launch the Komoro Distillery in Japan.

  • Karuizawa Distillers Inc, has been formed by Karuizawa hotel-owners and residents, husband and wife team, Koji and Yoshie Shimaoka
  • Former Kavalan whisky-maker, Ian Chang joins Karuizawa Distillers, Inc. as vice president and master blender and distiller for the new Komoro Distillery 
  • The Komoro Distillery is due to commence construction in early 2021 and start distillation in Spring 2022
  • The distillery, to be built at 910 metres above sea-level, at the base of Mount Asama, will be the highest distillery in Japan

The newly-formed Karuizawa Distillers Inc. (KDI)‘s aim is to make the best Japanese single malt whisky, in the most environmentally friendly way possible, whilst honouring and protecting the legacy of the Karuizawa name.

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