Cù Bòcan Unlocks the Unusual with an Experimental Brand Film

Cù Bòcan has released a new brand film, designed to unlock the unusual, and bring the brand and product range to life on screen.

The experimental Highland Single Malt is distilled every winter in limited batches and made with lightly peated Scottish barley for its signature wisp of smoke. Cù Bòcan also explores innovative maturations, creating whiskies full of intrigue and surprise. The brand film set out to convey these messages within an abstract and modern story arc. As well as the brand film, three short product films were also produced for each single malt within the range.

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The Drinks Lab: Out of Hours Spirit Experiments

During the day, The Drinks Lab team help others create innovative craft drinks. At night, they turn their attention to developing their own. After 4 years, they are releasing these spirit experiments in small batches, with the first likely to cause some controversy amongst whisky enthusiasts.

Monday 29th March 2021, Glasgow. Scotland. Established in 2017, “The Start-Up Drinks Lab” was founded by entrepreneurs Hannah Fisher and Craig Strachan to provide an innovation facility for those wanting to launch drink brands.

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Suntory Toki Whisky

As many of you might know, Suntory Toki is a blended whisky from Suntory’s three distilleries, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita.

Thinking about Japanese Whisky warms me up from the inside. I have never had the opportunity to try this whisky, until one day. A colleague of mine bought a bottle and gave me a sample of this liquid to try.

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Alba-Collection 02/2021

Proundly announce the new publications of Alba-Collection Verlag:

  1. Maps ”Scotland’s Distilleries“ updated edition in the format 15 x 24 inch and 27,5 x 39,5 inch in an 2. New edition: ”Whisk(e)y Atlas North America 2021“ 
  2. Map ”Scotland‘s Distilleries“ updated edition in the format 15 x 24 inch and 27,5 x 39,5 inch Prompt with the beginning of 2021 our maps „Scotland‘s Distilleries“ in the formats 15 x 24 inch (Medium)  and 27,5 x 39,5 inch (Large) are published as revised edition. Despite the pandemic, the construction boom  for Scotland’s whisky distilleries seem to remain strong, so that you will see numerous changes in the new  editions.

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MackMyra Moment Körsbärsrök

I admit, for I have a weakness for Scandinavia. It is not a secret that I am enthusiastic about the Swedisch Mackmyra whisky. It is hard to pronounce the names of the whisky, but that is always a challenge to be accepted.

Moment Körsbärsrök, cherrysmoke was a challenge. And the Moment range is part of the most exclusive range of Mackmyra.

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Rosebank 30 years old launch, marks first global release under Ian Macleod Distillers

Rosebank Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the first in a series of annual, limited edition, releases – a 30 Year Old 1990 vintage, bottled un-chillfiltered at 48.6% ABV. To celebrate this year’s landmark launch, the distillery is giving a select number of customers the chance to “bank” a future expression of the rare liquid.

  • The first in a series of annual limited-edition releases from Rosebank goes on sale, globally, this year 
  • A lucky few buyers will also get the chance to secure a free dram of next year’s release to enjoy at a luxury bar or retailer in 2021 
  • Video: The distillery invited some of the world’s top whisky writers to enjoy the very “First Sip” of this year’s release before anyone else 

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Limited edition launch gives whisky lovers once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of a new Scotch legacy

Scotland’s most northerly mainland whisky distillery unveils its name – 8 Doors Distillery.

Whisky enthusiasts are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, through a limited edition launch offer, to buy into Scotland’s most northerly mainland Scotch distillery, which today (6 October) unveils its name as ‘8 Doors Distillery’.

8 Doors Distillery is a new Scotch whisky micro-distillery and visitor centre set to open in John O’Groats in 2021, after planning permission was granted in March this year. The £1 million project will establish the first whisky producer in the Caithness village since 1837. It is a dream come true for its founders, local husband and wife team Kerry and Derek Campbell, who have developed a passion for Scotch over many years.

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Tomatin announced the release of 2006 Fino expression

Tomatin, the award-winning Highland distillery, has today announced the release of a limited-edition 2006 Fino expression, launching exclusively to the UK market.

The 2006 Fino expression was initially matured for 13 years at Tomatin Distillery on the 10th November 2006, and moved to the finest Spanish Fino Sherry butts on 12th November 2015.

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Visit Fèis Ìle

If there is one Scottish whisky festival that I’d recommend over all the others it’s the Islay Whisky Festival or “Fèis Ìle” to give it the correct Gaelic title.

The Fèis Ìle started in 1985 as a celebration of Islay & Gaelic culture and was not really conceived as a whisky festival. But whisky is a big part of Islay culture so it was inevitable that it would become an important element of Feis Ile.

The festival in its current format, whereby each distillery hosts an open day, started in earnest in 2000. Since then the festival has become firmly established as one of the highlight events in the whisky calendar and this popularity means you need to be well prepared.

So here are some top tips that will help you make the most of a visit to Fèis Ìle.

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The Fisherman’s Retreat Edition No.6, Bruichladdich

Fishermans Retreat Edition No.6 Bruichladdich, Rivesaltes French Wine Cask. With just 249 bottles available, this is an amazing release.

Distilled on Wednesday the 23rd of May 2007 and bottled in 2019, Fishermans Retreat Edition No.6 Bruichladdich, isn’t been on the market that long. It is therefor a privilege and an adventure to enjoy this 50.4% limited edition, single malt whisky.

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