Exclusive new Loch Lomond Whiskies takes off at World Duty Free Glasgow Airport

A world first has landed at Glasgow Airport, with the launch of the inaugural global travel retail (GTR) range from award-winning independent distiller, Loch Lomond Group.

Four expressions that showcase the innovation and craft championed at Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria are now available at World Duty Free’s Glasgow Airport store.

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Ardbeg 10 yr old, a peaty whisky

Ardbeg 10 yr

For the peat lovers among us, this classic Islay whisky is a must to try. Ardbeg says to be the most peaty Islay whisky, that saying, makes you curious, doesn’t it.

Ardbeg was founded in the year 1815 and is a peaty, smoky Islay malt whisky. The water from the distillery is coming from Loch Uigeadail, pronounced oog-a-dal.

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Irish Distillers to invest €10m in production capacity at Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for a €10.5 million investment at Midleton Distillery, Cork which will see the company increase its single pot still Irish whiskey production capacity by over 30%.

Three new copper pot stills will be installed at Midleton Distillery, ensuring that Irish Distillers continues to lead the global Irish whiskey renaissance and supporting the Irish Whiskey Association’s target of global growth of 300% by 2030. 60 jobs will be supported during the construction phase.

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Pinkster, agreeably British Gin

Pinkster, Agreeably British Gin

Pinkster, agreeably British Gin. A refreshing 38 % pinky up gin, that deserves your attention and to never let go. I was curious for a while, but it finally happened. It took some time, but it did.

My pink went straight up in the air and I had a chance to nose and to taste this beautiful looking bottle of pink gin. Pinkster is a characteristic, small batch premium gin and characteristic it is for sure, no doubt.

When you visit the website, you will find a short story how this all started. It made me laugh though.

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Mount Gay Rum, good company

Mount Gay RumMount Gay Rum is the oldest brand in the world. This brand dates from the year 1703 and is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. in Barbados. This brand is characterized by its own unique character and is sold in 110 countries.

You can imagine I was excited about this range, that I was going to drink.

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Top 5 Whisky Christmas Gifts 2016

christmastop5Any time of the year has its own type of whisky. Let this be summer, winter, autumn or spring. But it is already December and Santa is almost ringing your doorbell. You probably decorated the Christmas tree and the door with a Christmas wreath already. Yes, we are counting the days.

In December, there are always a couple of whiskies that have a bit of extra flair for this time of year. A summer whisky in December, yes, everything is possible. I was sniffing around, online and in stores to find my perfect whisky for Christmas and New Years Eve.

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Cù Bòcan 2005, vintage limited edition

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Cù Bòcan 2005

Cù Bòcan 2005, vintage limited edition. Released this year by Tomatin and recommendable, so if you get a chance to retrieve a bottle, grab it.

There are only 11.400 bottles available. If you like a challenge or you would like to have this bottle, for your birthday or Christmas, don’t wait too long.

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A touch of irish, the online Walsh Whiskey tasting

Walsh WhiskeyI am huge fan of Irish Whiskey, so you can imagine I was looking forward to this online event, the online Walsh Whiskey tasting. Next to the whiskey, a folder was included in the parcel with all the information we needed for this evening.

Inclucing an introduction of the founders, Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, who established the Walsh Whiskey Distillery in 1999 in Royal Oak.

Two people with passion and dedication for what they cherish, Walsh Whiskey.

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Yaguara Ouro Cachaça Twitter Tasting

Yaguara Ouro Cachaça

Yaguara Ouro Cachaça

This online twittertasting was another discovery than any other. The discovery of Cachaça. Cachaça is an unique organic Brazilian product. Yaguara Ouro Cachaça is a product of 5 generations of family passion and dedication. A family brand, good for 120 years in the making. This is the first time they are introducing an aged cachaça to EU.

But what is the definition of Cachaça? We received a pocketbook / journal where the following was described;

‘The typical and unique designation for the sugarcane liquour produced in Brazil, with an alcohol content of 38-48 volume percent, at twenty degrees Celcius, obtained by the distillation of the fermented juice of the sugarcane’

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