Sunday, September 25, 2016

Review - Redbreast Lustau Edition

The Redbreast Lustau Edition celebrates the historic working relationship between brand owners Irish Distillers, based in Midleton Co. Cork, and the Emilio Lustau bodega, based in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. The new whiskey becomes the fifth permanent addition to the core range of Redbreast single pot still whiskeys - it joins the 12, 15 and 21 year olds and 12 years old Cask Strength versions.  It has been initially matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks before being transferred for one year to specially selected sherry butts that have previously held Lustau Oloroso sherry.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 23, 2016)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Review - The Diageo Special Releases 2016



The Special Releases are a limited edition range of whiskies that are bottled each Autumn by Diageo, Scotland's largest whisky producer.  The series started in the early 2000s and is designed to highlight some of the best and rarest Scotch whiskies from Diageo's extensive estate of single malt and single grain distilleries, including some that are no longer in production.

In 2016 special release there are 10 whiskies - nine single malts and one single grain - and all are bottled at the natural cask strength and all are non chill-filtered.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 16, 2016)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Review - Glen Grant 12 years old, 12 years old Non Chill-Filtered & 18 years old




These three new whiskies are the latest additions to the expanding single malt range of Glen Grant, the often unsung distillery in central Speyside.  The new 12 years old and 18 years old expressions will join the current 10 years old in a revised domestic range, while the 12 years old Non Chill-Filtered will be available exclusively through the travel retail market.  They have all been created by Dennis Malcolm, the legendary Master Distiller at Glen Grant.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Which Whisky Would You Like? Let Me Guess ...

* This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post UK on 12/9/16.


“Taste is the least understood of our senses”
Dr. Adam Moore

Something caught my eye recently – a press release from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society telling me that they could predict the type of whisky I like from my personal characteristics. It seemed an interesting idea and one that potentially makes sense, but can it really be achieved? Do your own personal traits mean that you will like certain flavours over others?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 9, 2016)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (September 2, 2016)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (August 26, 2016)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review - Benromach 1974 Vintage

The 1974 Vintage is the latest limited edition old single malt whisky to be released from Benromach, the small independently owned Speyside distillery.  It is the latest in their Vintage series.  The whisky comes from a single ex-sherry butt (Cask #1583) that has yielded just 452 bottles at a cask strength of 49.1% ABV.  The cask is one of the few remaining from before current owners Gordon & MacPhail took control in the 1990s.  The whisky is presented in a hand blown decanter and dark wooden casket, and both are decorated with copper detail.  The 1974 Vintage will cost £1200 each and is available through specialist whisky retailers in selected international markets.