The Real McCoy Rum Tasting

This range had been named after a good looking man Bill McCoy. He was a legendary Prohibition-era smuggler. Bill McCoy used to build yachts at the start of the 20th Century. He was very good at it, but the economy took a bad turn and he had to diversify.

He didn’t really agree with prohibition and in January of 1920, he started rumrunning. He must have been very good at that too, as soon he became public enemy number 1. And he never even broke the law, as he anchored his boat in international waters!

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Award-winning Speyside Distillery launches new gin inspired by poet’s words and garden botanicals

An award-winning distillery famed for its single malt Scotch whisky has launched a new limited edition gin with botanicals found growing in its garden grounds.

The two expressions of Byron’s Gin from Speyside Distillery also reflect on its historic link to Lord Byron – the most famous and flamboyant poet of the Romantic movement.

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Big Peat Reveals Christmas 2016 Limited Edition

Big Peat Christmas 2016 Limited Edition

Big Peat Christmas 2016 Limited Edition

Douglas Laing & Co, the family Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils its festive offering – Big Peat Christmas 2016, an “All Islay”, Cask Strength Limited Edition.

The new release marks the 6th Big Peat Christmas Edition, though this particular bottling is unlike any bottling ever released by the firm before. Traditionally a marriage of primarily Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen, this one-off Big Peat Limited Edition vatting includes all active distilleries on Islay, plus the long-closed, elusive and exclusive Port Ellen.

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