What is the best thing about whisky

What is the best thing about whisky? That is a question that kept me occupied for quite some time now. Did you ever wonder? The first thing you see of course is the bottle, that’s logical, but next to the label and brand, you see the color of the whisky. It is the first thing you see when filling a glass and color is not that unimportant, as some might think. The color says something about the whisky, about the smell and the palate it will give you.

There are dozen of even thousands of stories about whisky and the experiences people are having when drinking their favorite. But is the very best thing about whisky, color? The more appealing the color looks, the more interesting whisky might be? The color can give you a lot of information about whisky, a darker color could mean the liquid will be more intense for the taste buds.

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Stirling Glassmakers Launch Refillable Whisky Angel

A team of glassmakers has launched the perfect gift for whisky lovers – an angel filled with a dram they can drink. Stirling giftware company Angels’ Share Glass created the refillable angel as an addition to their signature range following customer requests. Customers told Managing Director Karen Somerville they loved collecting the firm’s glass angels – filled and sealed with the `Angels’ Share’ of whisky – but also wanted drinkable editions.

Mrs Somerville said: “Every time I met customers at whisky festivals and events, they would tell me how much they loved our award-winning angels but wanted one they could open and drink too.

Review: Aberfeldy 16 yr

This is a whisky I would recommend to everyone. Especially to those who never had a drop of whisky or says to dislike whisky. Not that long ago, someone told me out of the blue, she didn’t like whisky, at all! I know, its unbelievable, how and why, questions remained unanswered.

I just can’t imagine, that someone doesn’t like this spirit for it’s lovely. Aberfeldy for example is a golden dram that suits everyone, just give it some time, air and love. I am convinced that she and others would love it …

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Review: Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1984

Caol Ila Distillery 1984, a 33 year old single malt scotch whisky from Islay. This beautiful whisky was distilled on Monday, December 11 1984 and bottled on Tuesday, July 3 2018.

The casktype that was used for this whisky was a refill sherry hogshead. The outturn of the Caol Ila Distillery 1984 release is 216 bottles.

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Review: Gordon & MacPhail Aberfeldy 1993

Aberfeldy Distillery 1993, a 25 year old single malt whisky from the Scottish Highlands. This beautiful whisky was distilled on Sunday, 6 June 1993 and bottled on Thursday, 21 June 2018.

The casktype that was used for this whisky was a first fill sherry puncheon. The outturn of the Aberfeldy Distillery 1993 release is 444 bottles.

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Tomatin release the newest edition of the warehouse 6 collection, the 1975

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery has announced the release of its third expression of the acclaimed Warehouse 6 Collection; 1975.

Distilled on 8th December 1975, this precious spirit has been gently maturing for the past 43 years in Warehouse 6, laid low on antique wooden rails above cool earthen floor and stacked single level, in a traditional dunnage warehouse.  Nestled in a quiet corner of the distillery, Warehouse 6 houses the distillery’s most treasured casks. At Tomatin’s very core, Warehouse 6, is a truly special place.

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Review: Gordon & MacPhail Pulteney Distillery 1998

Pulteney Distillery 1998, a 19 year old single malt whisky from the Scottish Highlands. This beautiful whisky was distilled on Wednesday, 26 august 1998 and bottled on Thursday, 21 June 2018.

The casktype that was used for this whisky was a first fill bourbon barrel.The outturn of the Pulteney Distillery 1998 release is  192 bottles.

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Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching returns

Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching returns for the 20th Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

Similar to geo-caching, but with whisky, a trail of Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caches will be hidden across Speyside during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Guests will be able to find the whisky filled caches via a series of clues after registering for the event via the Spirit of Speyside web site. The first to find each Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache will be rewarded with a 200ml bottles of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, perfect for sharing.

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Review: Gordon & MacPhail MacDuff Distillery 1997

MacDuff Distillery 1997, a 20 year old single malt whisky from the Scottish Highlands. This beautiful whisky was distilled on Friday, 26 September 1997 and bottled on Thursday, 21 June 2018.

The casktype that was used for this whisky was a refill Sherry Hogshead and you can feel it! The outturn of the MacDuff Distillery 1997 release is  207 bottles.

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Benromach starts 2019 in style with two rare and aged vintage expressions

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of two Heritage expressions, Benromach Heritage 1977, an exclusive 41-year-old single cask vintage (49.6% abv) and Benromach Heritage 1972, a rare 46-year-old single cask vintage (55.7% abv).

Matured in single Refill American Hogsheads, these sought-after expressions are both available for worldwide sale from 21st February 2019. Benromach Heritage 1977 offers a smooth dram with hints of spice, while Benromach Heritage 1972 is brimming with exotic fruit flavours leading to an ashy smoke finish.’

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