Another record breaker lined up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Another record breaker lined up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as programme is revealed for 20th anniversary year.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with another record-breaking achievement. As organizers take the wraps off the 2019 programme today they have revealed that this year’s festival is on course to host nearly 600 events – almost 100 more than in previous years.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Tuesday, February 5 at 12 noon with whisky fans from around the globe poised to snap up places. New ticket sales records have been set almost every year, and organizers hope that 2019 will follow the same pattern.

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Review: Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark with Robert Burns

Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark, a Swedish single malt whisky is part of the Moment series of the Mackmyra distillery. It is the series of their most exclusive casks, handpicked by Master Blender Angela D’Orazio.

Mackmyra Moment Fjällmark was for me the perfect whisky to celebrate Burnsnight 2019, that took place on the 25th of January.

A night of whisky and poetry.

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Review: The Blended Whisky Company, the XL blend

The XL Blend – Batch 1 from The Blended Whisky Company. A remarkable blended Scotch whisky made with whiskies no less than 40 years old and it’s bloody delicious, I’m told. Thinking about this information, the curiosity got bigger and bigger by the minute.

This wee little sample bottle had to be killed for that delicious 46,2% experience.

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Gordon & MacPhail launches oldest release from famous distillery as part of its ‘Private Collection’

Gordon & MacPhail, the single malt Scotch whisky creator, has unveiled a new addition to its ‘Private Collection’: Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery. At 70-years-old, it is the oldest expression from the Speyside distillery ever bottled.

The latest release closely follows the acclaimed 50-year-old Gordon & MacPhail 1968 from Caol Ila Distillery, the oldest single malt ever bottled from the Islay distillery.

The rare and exclusive Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery was matured in Cask 2154, a first fill Sherry butt filled on 11 June 1948 – six years before barley rationing restrictions were lifted following the Second World War. Only 210 decanters of this highly sought-after whisky are available to purchase.

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Review: Inchmoan 12 yr

It was time to review a whisky for a second time, that is what I thought spontaneously. The last time I wrote about Inchmoan 12 yr, Loch Lomond Whiskies, was during a tweet tasting organized by The Whisky Wire in the summer of 2017. Soooooooo that’s a while ago.

Now, It was a cold winter’s day when the thought came to mind, that I wanted to try this whisky again, just a feeling, a hunch. And it was a good feeling for I really enjoyed this dram. But this time it was a wee bit different.

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Evolution of the Jameson bottle and label is set to continue the succes story over 50 years on

First introduced in 1968, the new smooth pack contains the same triple-distilled Jameson that has made it the world’s No.1 Irish whiskey.

Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has unveiled an evolution of its iconic bottle and label design 50 years after it was first introduced. The refreshed look highlights the brand’s provenance, triple-distillation production method and premium quality cues to whiskey drinkers as it looks to strengthen its position as the world’s leading Irish whiskey. Continue reading

Claxton’s Tweet Tasting

Another evening with a few samples to savor. Claxton’s is a proudly Yorkshire based independent bottler of outstanding single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies from across Scotland’s oldest and finest distilleries. A tasting I looked forward to, can you blame me?

When you have a look at the names that are passing the revue, it’s like a good movie you can’t miss, you have to stay until the end.

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New Powers quarter’ puts Powers back on the Dublin Whiskey Map

Powers Irish Whiskey, which is made by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has unveiled the Powers Quarter; a collaboration between six Dublin bars that each tell a different chapter of Powers’ Bold Character and its illustrious Dublin whiskey history since 1791.

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Drink Recipes to Make Your Holidays Merry

There is nothing like a great festive drink or cocktail that keeps the cheeks rosy and the adults cozy. Best of all, there is no shortage of fun holiday whisky drinks out there. In this article you will find some of Drinkable Gifts favorite holiday bourbon cocktails that will leave you feeling warm and festive this season with some holiday food pairings to get the party started.

Drinkable Gifts made an amazing info-graph with different kinds of cocktails for the holidays to come to add to your favorites. What is your favorite to bookmark?

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Tomatin releases its first 50yr old distillery bottling

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland whisky distillery, has today announced the release of its highly anticipated single malt, the Tomatin 50 Year Old, distilled on 24th November 1967.

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.

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