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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Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky

The Starward Nova Single Malt Whisky is part of the Whisky Advent Calendar of Master of Malt.

When I opened the little square and this sample bottle appeared, it reminded me of ‘The Mandalorian’.

I watch the Disney Starwars Series: ‘The Mandalorian’, like almost the rest of the world. Who doesn’t like Baby Yoda for the little guy went viral on social media from day one.

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The Balvenie 12 yr old, The sweet toast of American Oak

The Balvenie Distillery, built in 1892 by William Grant, is located north of Dufftown near Glenfiddich and they are one of Scotland’s most traditional distilleries.

The Balvenie 12 yr old Single Malt whisky; ‘The sweet toast of American Oak’, is the 1st part of a series of 3, with the name; ‘The Stories of Balvenie’. Charred virgin oak barrels are filled with bourbon whisky cask aged Balvenie.

This combination of virgin oak and ex-bourbon provides an amazing fruity taste and rich color.

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Cameronbridge 39 Year Old, batch 7

Cameronbridge 39 Year Old, a single grain Scotch Whisky, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company.  I can honestly say, that this whisky is a delight for the nose.

We all know that the That Boutique-y Whisky Company has a reputation to bottle the most wonderful whiskies with amazing labels looking like comics.

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English Whisky Twitter Tasting

English Whisky, set in the grounds of St George’s Distillery is England’s oldest registered whisky distillery.

Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing barley regions, so the distillery is ideally located to be able to source their barley locally.

On the night of November 18 2019, 7pm #Englishwhisky was a trending topic on Twitter. You might have seen it. It couldn’t be missed for we had so much to share. An online tasting with 5 samples to nose and taste, only marked with mysterious numbers from 1 to 5.

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