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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Seducing Valentine’s day Cocktails

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Are you ready to surprise the person you love or admire with a special cocktail? Cupid whispered a few suggestions into my ear that could help you making a decision for there is a cocktail for every occasion.

Valentine’s Day is a day on which lovers give each other extra attention, for example with sweet chocolate gifts, flowers, cards or aphrodisiac whisky cocktails.

I’m calling all men and women to grab the most beautiful glass they own (carefully) to fill it with love, whisky and butterflies.

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Review: Arran 18 yr

In the past I tried a couple of Arran’s whisky range. Their high reputation was the top reason I was really looking forward to the 18 yr old. The Arran 18 yr is a lovely single malt scotch whisky produced in the Scottish island of Arran.

This time, I tried a whisky that was matured on the best ex-sherry casks and ex-bourbon casks, what gives it a very complex taste. I also had a chocolate heart of gold ready for that extra adventurous bite.

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Review: Benromach 10 yr, 15 yr and 100° Proof whisky

The Benromach Range, the 150th tweet-tasting of The Whisky Wire. A special event celebrated with fellow whisky enthusiasts, The Whisky Wire and Benromach on Wednesday January 30 2019.

What could be a better way to spend a Wednesday evening, the break of the week with a lot of laughter and sharing experiences.

Exactly, there isn’t.

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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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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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Japanese Breakthrough heralds return of rare whisky made to honour Scottish Samurai

He was the Scotsman who helped modernize Japan and whose story inspired a pioneering fusion of Scotch and Japanese whisky.

Now, on the anniversary of the death of “Scottish Samurai” Thomas Blake Glover, spirits business Fusion Whisky has announced it will be releasing another batch of its iconic Glover whisky, after overcoming a shortage of high quality Japanese whisky.

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Eden Mill announced its latest whisky expression in celebration of St Andrew’s Day

Eden Mill, the popular Scottish gin and whisky distiller, has announced the release of its new 2018 Single Malt whisky in celebration of St. Andrew’s Day.

Retailing at £79, only 3,200 bottles of this special spirit are available; with less than 2,000 available for sale in the UK.

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Lindores Abbey, the spiritual home of scotch whisky

Lindores Abbey is the ruin of a Benedictine abbey from the twelfth century, located in Lindores.

Interesting for the oldest mention about producing whisky in Scotland, is a text from 1494, in which a monk of Lindores Abbey order goods to produce whisky for James IV of Scotland.

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