GlenAllachie, the core

The GlenAllachie Distillery, located in Aberlour, Scotland. A distillery with a fabulous core range. A ranch everyone was excited about the last couple of weeks and still are for those who are still dreaming about their very first GlenAllachie nip. Dreams must come true, to make more space for new dreams or should I say; Drams.

There is a lot of love in this whisky …

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Chivas Announced as Official Spirits Partner of Manchester United

Manchester United teammates Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling (L-R) raise a glass to the new partnership between Chivas and Manchester United during a film shoot in July in Los Angeles, United States. The film was released to announce Chivas as the “Official Global Spirits Partner” of Manchester United.
Photographer: Monroe Alvarez

The original luxury blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, has teamed up with the world’s biggest football club, Manchester United, in a three-year global partnership.

The collaboration will see Chivas and Manchester United join forces to celebrate their collective belief that blended is better – in life, football and Scotch. Just as Chivas brings together Scotland’s best malt and grain whiskies to create something extraordinary in the bottle, Manchester United brings together the world’s best footballers, a dedicated club team and a legion of fans all around the world to create extraordinary results on the pitch.

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Dalmore 50 Year Old Sells For World Record £28k At Auction

A bottle of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, Dalmore 50 Year Old, has sold for £28,000 ($36,700) at Whisky-Online Auctions in Blackpool. Originally created by Dalmore’s legendary Master Blender Richard Paterson in 1978, the youngest spirit in the assemblage is believed to have been from 1926 and several older liquids were used including whiskies distilled at Dalmore in the 19th century. Continue reading

Let’s get ready to rumble! Spirit of Speyside: Distilled launches its inaugural oatcake eating world championships

Glen Moray master distiller Graham Coull channels his inner Rocky as he sends up famous boxer in parody video.

WATCH VIDEO: Graham Coull, master distiller of Glen Moray Distillery, gets in training for his oatcake eating title bid in a spoof of the Rocky movie. Watch as Graham sends up the boxer in a parody of the famous training scene montage as he prepares to fight Apollo Creed, while his wife, Fay, takes on the role of Mickey the trainer. Continue reading

Presenting, Aberlour Casg Annamh

Influenced by the finest quality, hand-selected Oloroso Sherry casks, Casg Annamh is a distinctively rich Single Malt.

Speyside distillery, Aberlour, has released its latest premium Single Malt, Casg Annamh, to provide adventurous malt lovers with the ideal introduction to Sherry cask matured whiskies. With its distinctive Sherry signature, the new expression highlights Aberlour’s commitment to choosing the best casks and maturing liquid of the highest quality to provide a deep and satisfying taste experience. Continue reading

5 single malts to try to know your whisky

Washed, dried, powdered, fermented, and distilled; each bottle of whisky is perfected to make each sip an indelible moment. Whiskies are of many kinds, based on the base product, alcoholic content and quality.  Malt, grain, single malt, blended malt, cask, single cask etc. roughly make up the whisky family.

Whisky has been in the world for a long time, precisely from the second century BC. It is first believed to have brewed in Mesopotamia. The art of distillation spread to Ireland and Scotland in about the fifteenth century but this was used for medicinal purposes. Even in medieval India, alcohol was reported to be used as an anaesthetic for surgical purposes.  Even though it was considered a taboo to consume alcohol in the Britain and other parts of Europe, it was finally James IV of Scotland who broke the ice by ordering several gallons of whisky from the monasteries, who monopolised the art of distilling. But with the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VII, distilling and whisky making moved to homes. Even then whiskies were not allowed to age and thus had a bitter taste.  Finally in the year of 1606, the Bushmill old distillery was given the license to brew the Irish whisky and the distillation later evolved into a much sought out fashion and whiskies became a daily business with the Act of Union which officially brought forth the United Kingdom.

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Rachel Barrie, female Master Blender, honored at the University of Edinburgh

Rachel Barrie, raised in Aberdeen shire and one of only a handful of women in the ‘top job’ in the whisky industry is the first female Master Blender to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh.

As a Master Blender, Rachel Barrie creates some of the world’s finest single malts for BenRiach, Glenglassaugh and The GlenDronach distilleries. Her expertise and service to the whisky industry was recognised by the university when she was made an honorary Doctor of Science at a ceremony on 9th July.

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First release in landscape inspired series from the Isle of Arran Distillers

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers is launching its latest series of limited-edition whiskies, this time celebrating the unique beauty of the landscape on the island. The first of The Explorers Series pays homage to Brodick Bay, which can be found on the east coast of the Isle of Arran.

The Brodick Bay whisky has been matured for a minimum of 20 years in both Bourbon barrels and Sherry hogsheads before being finished in Oloroso Sherry butts, sourced directly from Bodegas Tradicion in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The result is a memorable sweetness with rich layers of intense fruit.

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Opening the Red Door to gin

Red Door Gin launches today. Named after the distinctive red doors at Benromach Distillery, Red Door is a small-batch, handcrafted London Dry style gin.

Inspired by Scotland’s mountains, forests and coastal fringes, Red Door has been lovingly created by a dedicated team of distillers using the finest botanicals to create an elegantly distinctive gin.

Red Door Gin delivers signature notes of juniper and a defining citrus note of bitter orange, with aromatic sea buckthorn, floral pearls of heather and chocolatey rowanberries. Handmade in a copper pot still, affectionately named, ‘Peggy’, the vapour-infused distilling method steams the neutral base spirit through eight botanicals and is then bottled at 45% ABV.

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Get your tickets to taste Scotland’s finest flavours at Spirit of Speyside: Distilled

A mouth-watering, thirst-quenching taster to one of Scotland’s greatest food and drink producing regions is being served up to audiences for the third year running, with tickets for Spirit of Speyside: Distilled being launched for sale this Friday (June 22).

The one-stop gathering, in the heartland of Scotland’s famed whisky-producing region, showcases an amazing array of food and drink all made in Moray-Speyside, showing how the thriving sector is making its mark through innovation, diversity and quality.

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