Forget cheese and wine, enjoy a dram with your cheese board

Pairing the award-winning cheese and whisky of the Isle of Arran

As we head into winter and the days get shorter, one thing is certain; cheese knives around the country will be dusted off for the forthcoming seasonal indulgence. Before you reach for your favourite bottle of plonk, however, it could be time for a change.

The award-winning Scotch whisky producer, Isle of Arran Distillers have produced three cask matured whiskies which will liven up any cheese board.

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Bathtub Gin & Rumbullion! present Ableforth’s Underground

Ableforth’s is bringing its award-winning range of craft spirits, including the one and only Bathtub Gin, to life with day-to-night cocktail den, Ableforth’s Underground. The subterranean cocktail pop-up will be located just a stone’s throw away from the main London Cocktail Week Hub, in the heart of all the cocktail action.

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Fine Art Asia Puts Antique Whisky In The Frame

At the end of September, antique whisky will, for the first time ever, be exhibited alongside ancient and contemporary art from across the globe, giving recognition to vintage whisky as a branch of fine art in its own right. As part of this historic first appearance for whisky at Fine Art Asia 2017, rare and old whisky specialists Cask 88 are due to launch two new independent bottlings, bringing together the work of Scottish master distillers with that of Scottish and international fine artists.

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Benromach Whisky Tweet Tasting, a delight

An evening with a lot of whisky flowing, the Benromach tweet tasting. On Monday September 18, a few lucky tasters gathered together online to enjoy two new expressions.

Benromach Château Cissac 2009, a wood finish release and Benromach Triple Distilled, a first of its kind for Benromach. This online tweet tasting was organised as part of the launch of an epic new expression.

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Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage – Glen Grant 1954

Gordon & MacPhail, Glen Grant 1954

Who doesn’t know Gordon & MacPhail, the legend from Scotland with their amazing whisky releases. Gordon & MacPhail is an internationally renowned malt maturation expert, retailer, UK wholesaler, and distiller.

When you have never, ever heard about this legend, look them up in Elgin and pay them a visit. You will be rewarded.

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Dutch Spirits reveilles Old Samuel Bourbon range

Leading Dutch distiller, Dutch Spirits, plans to take full advantage of the current global Bourbon Boom by unveiling a new packaging for its Old Samuel range as it looks to increase the brand’s global availability.

Old Samuel is sporting a new, sleek, black packaging for its Bourbon Reserve and four liqueurs: Honey, Cherry, Cinnamon and Almond flavours. The new, eye-catching packaging reflects the liquid’s quality. It will also enable the award-winning bourbon to stand out on shelves while confidently competing with other brands of the category.

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Wemyss Whisky, Vanilla Burst and Treacle Chest

A new Release from Wemyss Malts Family, Vanilla Burst and Treacle Chest. Two new and surprising additions to their family.

The Vanilla Burst is a lovely blend of two speyside single malts, that were chosen to mature in 15 1st fill bourbon barrels. 4800 bottels are released with the influence of sweet and light single malt.

Treacle Chest, is a blend of two highland single malts, and were chosen to be matured in only 14 1st fill ex-sherry hogsheads. And 6300 bottles are released with this lovely whisky.

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Impeccably crafted flavours of Scotland: Diageo introduces the 2017 Special Releases Collection

 

Ten impeccable limited edition Scotch Whiskies will be released in limited quantities this autumn, as part of Diageo’s annual Special Releases collection. Highly anticipated by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, the limited edition natural cask strength bottlings are rigorously selected each year, to form a rare and sought after collection.

For the first time ever, a limited edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky containing whiskies from all twenty-eight active Diageo distilleries has been released. The COLLECTIVUM XXVIII is the tenth bottle to make up the Special Releases collection and the fourth NAS Malt Whisky in this series to date.

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Mackmyra 10 yr old Single Malt Whisky

This is an elegant single malt whisky from the Swedish distillery of Mackmyra, has been matured for over ten years, 50 metres under ground at Mackmyra’s own Bodås mine warehouse.

The whisky is a real addition to your whisky cabinet. The Mackmyra 10 yr old (46,1%) is an amazing whisky with a fabulous label. And the whisky pairs very well with a nice piece of fudge.

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