High-tech blockchain meets 17th-century European histor

Adelphi’s Winter Queen, whisky. Copyright photograph by Tina Norris.

The makers of some of the world’s most innovative whiskies have said they are rolling out the use of blockchain technology for their latest blend of Scotch and world whisky.

Fusion Whisky and its partners Adelphi Distillery said their new release, The Winter Queen, was a blend of European history and innovative blockchain technology, and was made by fusing Scotch with malt whisky from the Netherlands.

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Steel Bonnets, a nip of history

Lakes Distillery has done it again, but this time they made an historical whisky, a blend of malt whiskies from England and Scotland, Steel Bonnets.

The name, Steel Bonnets pays homage to the memory of the English and Scottish people who lived in the Border Marches from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the East to Carlisle in the West during the 13th – 17th centuries.

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The Three Wise Men from Loch Lomond Distillery, a star Christmas gift selection

This year, The Loch Lomond Distillery has the perfect Christmas gift selection for whisky lovers with its very own Three Wise Men; a specially crafted trio of 12 Year Old whiskies, each with its own unique style and character.

Traditionally, the ’12 days of Christmas’ marked the time between Christmas Day and the arrival of the three wise men; Gaspar, Balthasar, and Melchior, making this collection of 12 Year Olds the perfect way to toast the festive season.

Loch Lomond Distillery has also created a recommended serve for each expression representing each of the three gifts, to provide some added inspiration for those entertaining guests this Christmas – or perhaps even seeking a quiet moment to themselves…

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Royal Salute unveils limited edition 21 Year Old Beach Polo Edition

The ‘King of Whisky’ Royal Salute, continues to celebrate the harmony between the Sport of Kings and exceptional Scotch whisky, this month unveiling the latest in its annual Polo Collection: Royal Salute 21 Year Old Beach Polo Edition.

Inspired by the lingering bonfires, evocative salty winds and warm seaside air synonymous with the sport, the limited edition has been expertly crafted by Royal Salute Director of Blending Sandy Hyslop. The result is an outstanding new expression that features a tantalising smoky flavour with soft peaty tones, rich fruits and sweet honey.

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Glenglassaugh Octaves, two fresh expressions

Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing at the edge of the beautiful Sandend Bay on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, has released Batch 2 of its Octave cask expressions, Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Peated. Both expressions are composed of hand-selected octaves, made to size from a range of Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso and Amontillado Sherry and Port casks. The small octave cask, of around 65 litres in size, allows for greater interaction between oak wood and spirit, whilst the North Sea air passes through Glenglassaugh’s coastal warehouses in which the casks reside.

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Chivas launches, The Icon

Ahead of Manchester United’s first European Cup home game of the season, Chivas, the original luxury blended Scotch whisky, has unveiled Chivas The Icon 50th Anniversary Limited Edition to celebrate Manchester United’s famous cup victory in Europe in 1968.

Four bottles of the limited edition, 50 year old Scotch have been created, to represent each of the goals scored by Manchester United on the memorable night at Wembley.

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Highland distillery Tomatin’s brand new 30 Year Old

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, announced the release of its new 30 Year Old single malt. Retailing at £300, the golden-amber expression is a premium batch release decanted into individually numbered bottles, with only 900 available in the UK.

The whisky, finished in first fill ex-Bourbon barrels, is presented in a premium oak box and is accompanied by a carrying case – perfect for those looking to add a touch of extravagance to their whisky collection.

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Jura, a long way from ordinary

A new house style of whisky, featuring a new combination of sweetness from American white oak ex-bourbon barrels and a hint of subtle smoke, with each further enchanted by special selected casks from around Europe.

Time to go on the road, with one distillery and one purpose; Discovering Jura, a distillery operating on the island of Jura to the north of Islay.

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Tomatin distillery brings back hauntingly good tour

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, is gearing up to host its infamous spook-tacular Fright Night tours in celebration of Halloween on Friday 26th of October.

The two frightful distillery tours will see 20 brave visitors picked up in Inverness on Friday evening before travelling to Tomatin where they will be in for a spine-chilling evening. First hosted in 2016, the infamous and terrifying tours see the Tomatin transformed into a haunted distillery and staff becoming bloodcurdling ghosts and ghouls for the event.

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