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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Islay whisky collection up for auction in aid of RNLI following 110 mile row to collect the bottles

The Islay Sea Collection, a group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries presented in a one of a kind display case is set to go under the hammer in this month’s Just Whisky auction with all proceeds going to the Portrush and Islay volunteer lifeboat crews.

The bottles and cask staves, which form the display case, were collected by a group of keen sailors who rowed 110 miles from Northern Ireland to Islay earlier this year.

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Loch Lomond The Open Course Collection

The Loch Lomond Group is an independent distiller and blender of some of the finest and rarest Scotch whiskies in the world.

The distillery has been the official spirit of the Open since 2018, this makes the Loch Lomond Group with the Loch Lomond Distillery an official partner of this prestigious golf tournament. They have created an amazing range of limited edition whisky that can’t be missed by any whisky enthusiast.

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John Dewar & Sons unveiled its latest Golden Dram expression

John Dewar & Sons unveiled its latest expression from The Golden Dram – Aberfeldy 15 Years Old, finished in French wine casks from Pomerol, Bordeaux.

The finest quality red wine casks from Pomerol were selected to finish the new limited-edition expression, ensuring that the wood complements and elevates Aberfeldy’s distillery character, not mask it. Initially spending 15 years in a combination of Bourbon re-fill and re-char casks, the whisky has undergone a second maturation period of around 4-5 months, adding an extra dimension of flavour. Malt Master, Stephanie MacLeod carefully monitored maturation and flavour development within each cask until the desired flavours had been achieved.

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Tomatin Decades II – A marriage of 21 incredible casks

Award winning Highland distillery, Tomatin, has announced the release of an exquisite single malt whisky: Decades II. The unique expression is a marriage of 21 casks, selected from key years throughout the last five decades.

As a tribute to the Tomatin way of life, and the generations of staff that to this day remain custodians of this exceptional Scotch Whisky.

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Wemyss Malts reintroduces ‘Nectar Grove’ Madeira cask finish as a limited edition Batch Strength release

Scottish family whisky makers, Wemyss Malts, has reintroduced the award-winning, limited edition blended malt Scotch whisky named ‘Nectar Grove’ by bottling it as a Batch Strength release.

Nectar Grove is a combination of light and nutty Highland Scotch whiskies that have been carefully and considerately combined together before finishing for a further period in casks which had previously held Madeira fortified wine.

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Darnley’s Launches a Smoky Gin

Darnley’s Gin launches ‘Smoke and Zest’, the second in their limited edition Cottage Series range, each telling a different story of the botanicals found around their Fife distillery and beyond. Locally grown barley and the quest to create a ‘smoky gin’ is the inspiration behind this innovative recipe which is made in the London Dry style.

In making Smoke and Zest, Darnley’s Gin Distiller Scott Gowans experimented with various methods and collaborated with both his family and the Kingsbarns Distillery team to bring this flavour profile to life. The new Darnley’s recipe celebrates the Fife grown barley that has been selected for sister brand Kingsbarns Single Malt Whisky which is distilled in the same location, at East Newhall Farm, outside the village of Kingsbarns.

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