Redbreast soars in global spirit tastings

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, which is crafted at Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers – the producer of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys – has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions, now in it’s 50th year.

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Teeling and The Single Malt Experience

The Single Malt Experience is the newest tasting option at the distillery and is a way for Teeling to share some of their Single Malt bottlings.

This tasting experience includes a fully guided tour through the Distillery with one of their Distillery Ambassadors and concludes with a tasting of the Teeling Single Malt, Brabazon Bottling Series 1, Revival Volume V (the final bottling of the Revival Series), and their 24 Year Old Vintage Reserve.

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Tomatin 50 Year Old being displayed in Schiphol Airport

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland whisky distillery has announced its oldest expression will be on display in  Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, with Schiphol Airport Retail, a joint venture between the travel retailer Gebr. Heinemann and the Royal Schiphol Group. The whisky will be available exclusively at the airport’s “Exquisite  Shop”, a unique destination for the finest wine, spirits and cigars.

Following 50 years of maturation at the distillery, the deep-honey coloured expression has been bottled in its  most natural form, yielding just 70 special bottles at 45.3% abv, and was released in December 2018 retailing at several thousand pounds.

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Jura Time and Jura Tide unveiled

Jura Single Malt Whisky has unveiled new additions to its family of single malt whiskies with the launch of Jura Tide and Jura Time, both aged for 21 Years, they bring to life the tiny island provenance for the super-premium market.

With not one, but two 21 year old expressions, Jura offers a classic Single Malt age statement popular with enthusiast whisky consumers worldwide. The pair offer a unique point of difference for collectors and are produced to strict allocation due to the limited availability of Jura’s older aged maturing inventory.

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Review Balblair ’79 OT & GM

Last month, I celebrated my 40 years of existence. May 11 to be precise and I shared my wishes via Twitter, a whisky to celebrate my birthday in style. I got a sweet little message from a fellow whisky enthusiast,Christophe, who wanted to send me a birthday gift that was just perfect.

Unfortunately @Coldorak and I couldn’t find a time or date for over a month. On Thursday 13th of June, we finally had some time to enjoy the whisky together.

It’s our party.

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Wemyss Malts add two new Highland malt whiskies to their Family Collection range

Family run whisky makers Wemyss Malts have released two additional bottlings into its Family Collection range of blended Scotch malt whiskies and have named them ‘Blooming Gorse’ and ‘Flaming Feast’ after the flavours found in each whisky.

Both malt whiskies have been crafted from the family’s private collection of maturing whisky casks which were sourced by Isabella Wemyss and filled under her supervision. Years later, the mature whisky casks were selected by famed whisky writer Charlie Maclean and the Wemyss Malts team only when the spirit and casks had reached absolute balance and harmony, ready for crafting into exceptional blended malt whiskies.

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Whisky for beginners: 5 ways to get into whisky

The wide world of whisk(e)y can be a daunting prospect, with so many different distilleries, methods, descriptions making it difficult to pick out a drink you might like and such a varied price range you could risk losing good money on something you don’t enjoy.

Before you start to get serious about whisky, it’s a good idea to think about these five tips to keep you focused and protect your investments as simply as possible.

1. Get to grips with the basics

First of all, you’ll need to understand some of the basics to better get to know what you’re dealing with. For example, the different production types, popular whisky-producing countries, and how aging affects the end product.

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Father’s day whisky pairings

Whisky and food, a perfect combination. And with Fathers day coming up (June 16), what could be more perfect than serving some amazing pairings. Here you will find some idea’s to make and perhaps to persuade your dad to go fishing or to buy that special thing, you always wanted.

What is your gift for Father’s Day?

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The Fisherman’s Retreat launches fourth and fifth edition whisky

Following the success of its previous three editions, The Fisherman’s Retreat, located just beyond the picturesque town of Ramsbottom, has launched its fourth and fifth edition single malt whisky.

From buying the first few single malt whiskies to stock the bar back in 1992 to purchasing the first cask in 1995, whisky has always been at the heart of The Fisherman’s Retreat.

Now in its 27th year The Fisherman’s Retreat now stock over 500 different Scottish single malt whiskies, with the majority of these available to try by the dram or purchase by the bottle from their onsite shop. Their online shop has just launched which showcases some of the more fine and rare whiskies The Fisherman’s Retreat has to offer.

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Celebrate National BBQ Week with a Johnnie & Ginger at Berber & Q Grill House

Get down to Berber & Q this National BBQ Week to experience their Johnnie Walker Johnnie & Ginger; the perfect pre-dinner drink for your BBQ banquet!

The limited edition cocktail was crafted by Josh Katz, founder of London’s trendy BBQ joint, Berber & Q, to celebrate National BBQ Week. Expertly designed to complement Berber’s famous Joojeh Chicken Kebab, the charred and smokey notes of the chicken are perfectly countered by the light and summery cocktail.

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