Tobermory Distillery Celebrates Relaunch With New Signature Expression

One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Tobermory, is celebrating its return to production following a 24 month intermission during which time the distillery team have been obsessively perfecting and crafting a new signature expression – Tobermory 12 Year Old.

During the past two years, the Hebridean distillery has been on a journey of self-discovery taking inspiration from the town and its colourful houses along the harbour. Tobermory has always sat at the centre of a vibrant and artistic community, which has shaped its expressive style. Today, this is borne-out with a bold, new confidence that is reflective of the creative and artistic talent across the Isle of Mull, as Tobermory showcases its craft and skill at distilling more than just memorable malts.

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Review: Benromach 10 yr, 15 yr and 100° Proof whisky

The Benromach Range, the 150th tweet-tasting of The Whisky Wire. A special event celebrated with fellow whisky enthusiasts, The Whisky Wire and Benromach on Wednesday January 30 2019.

What could be a better way to spend a Wednesday evening, the break of the week with a lot of laughter and sharing experiences.

Exactly, there isn’t.

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Review: Rhum Clément

Rhum Clément, something completely different from whisky. Another adventure for my taste-buds in the world or Rhum.

On their website they mention the following; Since 1887, the production of Rhum Clément has been carried out according to the purest traditions and most time-honoured inherited from Homère and Charles Clément. Homère Clément, physician and mayor of Le François, purchased the prestigious 43 hectare sugar plantation, Domaine de L’Acajou, and pioneered Rhum Agricole, a contemporary style of pure rum made directly from fresh free-run sugarcane juice, instead of the traditional rum made from molasses.

That sounds interesting enough! Rum or should I say Rhum, we go!

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Another record breaker lined up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Another record breaker lined up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as programme is revealed for 20th anniversary year.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with another record-breaking achievement. As organizers take the wraps off the 2019 programme today they have revealed that this year’s festival is on course to host nearly 600 events – almost 100 more than in previous years.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Tuesday, February 5 at 12 noon with whisky fans from around the globe poised to snap up places. New ticket sales records have been set almost every year, and organizers hope that 2019 will follow the same pattern.

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Review: Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark with Robert Burns

Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark, a Swedish single malt whisky is part of the Moment series of the Mackmyra distillery. It is the series of their most exclusive casks, handpicked by Master Blender Angela D’Orazio.

Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark was for me the perfect whisky to celebrate Burnsnight 2019, that took place on the 25th of January.

A night of whisky and poetry.

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Review: The Blended Whisky Company, the XL blend

The XL Blend – Batch 1 from The Blended Whisky Company. A remarkable blended Scotch whisky made with whiskies no less than 40 years old and it’s bloody delicious, I’m told. Thinking about this information, the curiosity got bigger and bigger by the minute.

This wee little sample bottle had to be killed for that delicious 46,2% experience.

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Gordon & MacPhail launches oldest release from famous distillery as part of its ‘Private Collection’

Gordon & MacPhail, the single malt Scotch whisky creator, has unveiled a new addition to its ‘Private Collection’: Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery. At 70-years-old, it is the oldest expression from the Speyside distillery ever bottled.

The latest release closely follows the acclaimed 50-year-old Gordon & MacPhail 1968 from Caol Ila Distillery, the oldest single malt ever bottled from the Islay distillery.

The rare and exclusive Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery was matured in Cask 2154, a first fill Sherry butt filled on 11 June 1948 – six years before barley rationing restrictions were lifted following the Second World War. Only 210 decanters of this highly sought-after whisky are available to purchase.

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Review: Inchmoan 12 yr

It was time to review a whisky for a second time, that is what I thought spontaneously. The last time I wrote about Inchmoan 12 yr, Loch Lomond Whiskies, was during a tweet tasting organized by The Whisky Wire in the summer of 2017. Soooooooo that’s a while ago.

Now, It was a cold winter’s day when the thought came to mind, that I wanted to try this whisky again, just a feeling, a hunch. And it was a good feeling for I really enjoyed this dram. But this time it was a wee bit different.

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Evolution of the Jameson bottle and label is set to continue the succes story over 50 years on

First introduced in 1968, the new smooth pack contains the same triple-distilled Jameson that has made it the world’s No.1 Irish whiskey.

Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has unveiled an evolution of its iconic bottle and label design 50 years after it was first introduced. The refreshed look highlights the brand’s provenance, triple-distillation production method and premium quality cues to whiskey drinkers as it looks to strengthen its position as the world’s leading Irish whiskey. Continue reading

Claxton’s Tweet Tasting

Another evening with a few samples to savor. Claxton’s is a proudly Yorkshire based independent bottler of outstanding single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies from across Scotland’s oldest and finest distilleries. A tasting I looked forward to, can you blame me?

When you have a look at the names that are passing the revue, it’s like a good movie you can’t miss, you have to stay until the end.

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