Five Virtues, a new limited-edition single malt series from Tomatin

Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has today, Friday 10th March, unveiled its hotly anticipated, limited-edition single malt series, Five Virtues. Five Virtues draws its inspiration from the nature’s elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and comes uniquely packaged in cartons adorned with contemporary Scottish art, created by Eva Ullrich.

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Catawiki to organise Commemorative Samaroli whisky auction

Praised by worldwide whisky enthusiasts and collectors, Silvano Samaroli, famous italian independent bottler, sadly passed away a few weeks ago, at the age of 77. Created in 1968, Samaroli Srl Wine and Spirits Merchants happened to be the first non-British Independent Scotch whisky bottler.

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Taste of Scotland in Amsterdam as JD Williams Whisky Bar hosts judging session for major Scotch whisky awards

A specialist whisky bar in Amsterdam will make history next week when it holds the Netherlands’ first ever judging session of a prestigious Scotch whisky awards contest. JD William’s Whisky Bar will invite customers to cast their votes in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards on Friday, March 17 – the first time that votes have been cast outside Scotland in a brand new series of international judging sessions.

Whisky fans in the city will be invited to sample eight different single malt Speyside whiskies and place a vote for their favourite dram in four different age categories. But they will have to cast their vote on taste and aroma alone.

‘They will not know which whisky is in their glass until after all the votes have been counted’

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Teeling Whisky, The Revival

This is the third bottling of “The Revival”, a limited edition commemorative Single Malt.  The Revival Volume III is being released to celebrate the 18-month anniversary of the opening of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and will be limited to only 10,000 bottles.

When I saw the bottle, I was sold in an instant. Everyone knows by know, that I have a weakness for Irish Whiskey and trying this beauty was definitely a feast for my curious tasting buds.

Bottled at 46% with no chill filtration, creates a truly, unique, stunning Irish whiskey experience and I experienced it the fullest.

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Starbucks First Barrel-Aged Coffee Debuts at Seattle Roastery

Barrel Aged Con Crema and Barrel Aged Cold Brew with Starbucks Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sulawesi photographed at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery on March 2, 2017. (Joshua Trujillo, Starbucks)

The centuries-old craft of barrel aging has long been a source of culinary inspiration, influencing everything from sugars and chocolates to sauces and ciders. Here the extraction of distinct flavors imparted by the barrel enhance the integrity of the product it meets. Naturally, the versatility of green coffee seemed like the perfect pair with the barrel aging technique.

“Exploring the potential of coffee and marrying nontraditional experiences and techniques together is something we’re experimenting with daily,” says Duane Thompson from Starbucks beverage R&D team. “We start with the bean first and go from there.”

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards goes global with judging sessions in five international destinations

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is preparing to go global in a bid to whet the appetite of international whisky enthusiasts for this year’s record breaking event. Organizers plan to tickle the taste buds of whisky drinkers in three major cities by giving them the opportunity to play a crucial role in judging its hotly-contested whisky awards.

Roving judging sessions for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards – voted for entirely by the public – are being held over the coming weeks in Amsterdam, Cologne and New Brunswick in Canada. It is hoped that judging sessions will also be staged in venues in New York and Stockholm.

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Glen Moray, 16 year old

Glen Moray is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, produced and bottled by Glen Moray Distillery, Elgin. Glen Moray uses locally sourced malted barley & its water is sourced from the River Lossie, since 1897.

The 16 year old (40%) is a whisky that will surprise you in every way.

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Aberfeldy, 12 Years

Aberfeldy 12 Years, it has been a while since I had a glass of this whisky. Lucky for you I wrote down the tasting notes for myself to share with the world. Aberfeldy has a great range of whisky and this 12 year old lad is one of them.

I wrote down in the tasting notes:

“While pouring the whisky in the Glencairn glass, you could smell the tropics. The birds playing in the garden, looking for food and chirping with joy. That is how I felt, chirping with joy”.

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LB Distillers is pleased and excited

Lucky Bastard

Saskatoon, SK, February 23, 2017 –  LB Distillers is pleased and excited to announce the release of their first malt whiskies. Release number 1 is a Lucky Bastard Straight Malted Rye Whisky and release number 2 is a Lucky Bastard Single Malt Whisky.

The whiskies will be available exclusively at LB Distillers and exclusively to our customers who entered the Lucky Bastard Whisky Lottery.

Given the high anticipation and demand for the very limited supply of our whisky, we thought it best to have customers enter an e-mail lottery allowing the winners a chance to purchase a bottle without having to stand outside in line during a Saskatchewan winter.

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Irish Distillers’ Masters And Apprentices Unite To Create The Next Generation Of Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers introduces METHOD AND MADNESS; a new range of experimental super premium whiskeys designed to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey. METHOD AND MADNESS launches with a series of unique whiskeys that underpin a continued commitment by Irish Distillers to experimentation and innovation at the home of Irish whiskey in Midlelton, Co. Cork, Ireland.

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