That Boutiquey Whisky Company releases their 100th line, a Supersplendiferous Speyburn single malt

Multi-award-winning independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) has released their first batch of Speyburn single malt, which is their 100th first batch! A one-of-a-kind ‘pimped’ one litre bottle of the whisky is also being auctioned for charity.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company, established in 2012, has hit the milestone of releasing their 100th product line. The total represents 100 different whiskies from around the world, incorporating Single Malts, Blended Malts, Single Grains and Blended Whiskies*. Most of these have already run to multiple popular and award-winning batches.

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Gordon & MacPhail and the whisky flight

As you might know, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent bottler and distiller of Scotch Whisky, founded in 1895 and located in Elgin.

During The Speyside Whisky Festival 2017, I had the pleasure to join a tasting to discover a part of the range of Gordon & MacPhail  whisky. The flight of tasting was all about five whiskies, all bottled without the addition of water.

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The Balvenie Single Barrel, first fill

Balvenie, picture: David (insta: @whisky_at_steingartenmaler)

A while ago, a friend of mine has sent me a lovely sample of The Balvenie 12 yr old. I was so pleased that he did. I was looking forward to have a nip from this beauty of 47,8%. In the past I’ve heard extraordinary tasting experiences.

Instead of of wandering I had the opportunity to try.

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2017 Distillery exclusive now available from The Dalmore

Luxury single malt whisky maker The Dalmore has released its limited edition distillery bottling for 2017.

Available exclusively from the renowned The Dalmore Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, The Distillery Exclusive Vintage 2000 combines the depth and complexity of The Dalmore’s unique new make spirit with sweetness gifted from the soft character of Californian Merlot.

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Port X Whisky: The Dalmore Releases Unique Vintage Port Collection

 

The Dalmore Vintages

Luxury single malt The Dalmore has released a three-bottle, limited edition collection of whiskies matured in vintage port casks.

In the year that The Dalmore’s legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson celebrates his 50th year in the whisky industry, The Vintage Port Collection is the latest in a long line of ground-breaking releases from the iconic whisky producer.

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Final chapter in the Smugglers story

Isle of Arran Distillers release ultimate bottling in history-inspired trilogy.

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery will release the final edition in its highly celebrated Smugglers’ Series on the 12th July. This bottling marks the conclusion of the much-lauded trilogy which honours the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed ‘Arran Waters’.

Like proceeding volumes, ‘The Illicit Stills’ and ‘The High Seas’, Smugglers’ Series vol.3: ‘The Exciseman’ is presented in packaging that mimics a beautiful hardbound book, complete with a cut-out compartment that conceals the bottle.

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Sarah and Whisky Fudge

“A while ago… well let’s be honest months ago (25.11.16) I said I would write a piece about me for someone. An introduction to Smiley Smoggy. Well as it turns out it’s now an introduction to Sarah – iheartwhisky aka Smiley Smoggy.

So who am I? I’m a 23 year old (on the inside) parcelled up as a 46 year old. But age is just a number isn’t it? I’m always a firm believer that it’s what’s inside that counts. I live in Scotland now and have done since the very early 80’s yet I started off life living in a small town on the coast of North East England, having been born in Middlesbrough. This is where the smoggy part of me comes from. The smiley part? Well it’s better to smile than frown.

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Speyside Food and Drinks Festival Returns

Following the soaraway success of a festival launched last year to celebrate one of Scotland’s most fruitful food and drink regions, Spirt of Speyside: Distilled is to return – with an even greater range of home-grown flavours.

World leading drinks brands will join small artisan producers for the weekend festival at Elgin Town Hall on September 1 and 2 in a showcase of Speyside’s finest whisky, gin, beer and food. Classic drams will be served up alongside contemporary cocktails with speciality coffee to try alongside grown-up fudge.

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Cragganmore Distillery, a whisky surprise

Cragganmore Range

In the third part of The Speyside Whisky Festival, I mentioned the wonderfull Cragganmore distillery. After a very interesting tour, we had a litte tasting of their whisky, plus two surprises from the warehouse, Drams & Scran.

The tasting was held in the luxurious surroundings of the Cragganmore Club Room. A romantic room filled with the smell of history, old furniture, good whisky and Kevin. A lovely range of whisky with good looking delights, mouthwatering. But let’s move on to the whisky and the tastingnotes. Cragganmore gained one more fan since, me.

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Loch Lomond Group, whisky tasting

Loch lomond & Glen Scotia

The Loch Lomond Group is an independent distiller and blender of some of the finest and rarest Scotch whiskies in the world. And they proven themselves on the night of this twitter tasting.

An amazing range of whisky was waiting patiently to be opened and to be enjoyed.

You see six bottles on the picture, only five passed the revue and one will be enjoyed at a later time. The Glen Scotia Double Cask, for my leisure.

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