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  • 18th July 2024
    GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Review
    Review of the new GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish, an outstanding example of how a good single malt finished in a quality sherry cask can create such a deliciously tasty dram, and it shows just why Oloroso sherry butts are so widely used in the whisky industry.

  • 18th July 2024
    GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish Review
    Review of the new GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish, a delicious example of a Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish from nose to finish, it kicks of with a gentle enticing nose followed by the combination of GlenAllachie spirit, sherried fruit and oak which have combined to make it a delicious flavour pleasure on the palate.

  • 18th July 2024
    GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Fino Sherry Cask Finish Review
    Review of the new GlenAllachie 9 Year Old Fino Sherry Cask Finish, a great example of a light, dry fino sherry finish on a quality malt whisky, a deliciously juicy, moreish mix of barley and fruit. Being just a finish it isn't overly dry which can happen with too much time in a fino cask.

  • 15th July 2024
    GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish Review
    Review of the UK exclusive GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish, a deliciously moreish whisky, simply put it is a GlenAllachie enhanced by the rich, deliciously sweet flavours you would find in a glass of Sauternes wine.

  • 11th July 2024
    Glasgow 1770 Cognac Cask Finish and Tokaji Cask Finish 6 Year Old
    Glasgow Distillery has unveiled two new instalments to its experimental single malt Small Batch Series, the Glasgow 1770 Cognac Cask Finish and Glasgow 1770 Tokaji Cask Finish. Both expressions have been matured for six years and are the first age statements in the Small Batch Series - a range of limited edition, experimental cask-finished whiskies.

  • 10th July 2024
    Loch Lomond 50 Year Old Distilled 1973
    Loch Lomond unveils new limited edition 50 Year Old, half a century in the making, it comes from Loch Lomond Distillery’s oldest reserves and is limited to only 100 individually-numbered bottles worldwide.

  • 10th July 2024
    Meikle Tòir The Turbo 5 Year Old 2024 Edition
    The GlenAllachie has unveiled the second annual release of its peated single malt, Meikle Tòir The Turbo 2024 Edition, and if last years release, which was outstanding, is anything to go by this wont be around long.

  • 9th July 2024
    Glenmorangie Original Will Now Be Bottled At 12 Year Old
    This is big news in the Scotch whisky world, Glenmorangie has announced that its flagship single malt whisky, the Glenmorangie Original 10 Year Old will now be bottled as a 12 Year Old. The same maturation journey in a combination of first fill and refill American ex-bourbon oak casks, just for 2 years longer.

  • 9th July 2024
    10 New Glenfiddich Archive Collection Whiskies Unveiled
    10 new Glenfiddich Archive Collection whiskies have been unveiled in the second annual release in this series, including a Global Travel Retail exclusive bottling, the Glenfiddich Archive Collection 1990 33 Year Old American Oak Hogshead Cask No. 24050.

  • 4th July 2024
    Loch Lomond Unveils 10 Bar Whisky Golf Trail Ahead Of The Open
    The whisky loving golfers amongst you just may want to have a round on this new 10 hole course, Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has launched Scotland’s first 10 Hole whisky golf trail ahead of The 152nd Open at Royal Troon this summer. The trail starts in Glasgow and concludes in Troon or should I say Royal Troon.

  • 2nd July 2024
    Macaloney's Peat Project Sugar Kelp Infused Peat-Smoked Whisky
    Macaloney’s Island Distillery on Vancouver Island, Canada has crafted a rather unique whisky, Macaloney's The Peat Project Sugar Kelp, merging the Terroir of Vancouver Island with the Merroir of Sustainable Seaweed Cultivation.

  • 2nd July 2024
    Ardbeg Anthology The Unicorn’s Tale 14 Year Old
    Ardbeg today unveiled the second release in the Anthology Collection, The Unicorn's Tale, a 14 year old single malt which has been matured in a blend of Madeira wine casks and bourbon casks.

  • 1st July 2024
    Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery Opens New Warehouse Experience Tour
    Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery has opened a new experience inviting visitors to delve into the flavour of their Dewar's Blended Scotch whisky and the craftsmanship behind their Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt.

  • 1st July 2024
    Douglas Laing Rock Island Tequila Edition
    Douglas Laing has unveiled its latest limited edition Rock Island Blended Malt Scotch whisky, the Rock Island Tequila Edition, a blend of single malts whiskies from the Scottish islands of Arran, Islay, Jura, and Orkney which has been finished in Tequila casks.

  • 1st July 2024
    WhistlePig Partner With London Bars For 4th July Independence Day
    This July, award-winning WhistlePig Rye Whiskey is inviting whiskey lovers to raise their drams and celebrate the 4th of July at a selection of top partner bars and restaurants across London.

  • 1st July 2024
    Berry Bros. & Rudd 2024 Glens & Valleys Collection
    Berry Bros. & Rudd has launched a new spirits collection exploring 'A Sense of Place', the collection will be released in two parts, the first part, Glens & Valleys includes 10 Scottish whisky distilleries, each rooted in landscapes as rich and varied as the whiskies they produce.

  • 25th June 2024
    Wire Works Bourbon Barrel
    Fruit salad sweets and custard creams is how White Peaks distillery in Derbyshire describes its new permanent addition to their Wire Works whisky range, the Wire Works Bourbon Barrel.

  • 24th June 2024
    Tomatin Unveils New Antiquary 15, 21 and 30 Year Old Blends
    Scottish distiller Tomatin has unveiled three new expressions from The Antiquary as part of a brand re-launch featuring a bold new look and vision. The brand has re-launched with three new Scotch blended whiskies, a Antiquary 15, 21 and 30 Year Old.

  • 24th June 2024
    Glenmorangie 23 Year Old Dr Bill Lumsden x Azuma Makoto
    Glenmorangie has collaborated with Japanese botanical artist Azuma Makoto for the packaging for a limited edition 23 year old expression, Glenmorangie Dr Bill Lumsden x Azuma Makoto, the first whisky ever from the Highland whisky maker finished in casks that once held Chardonnay white wine from the Meursault appellation in Burgundy.

  • 19th June 2024
    Bruichladdich Twenty One and The Classic Laddie Sherry Cask Edition
    Bruichladdich unveils two new Global Travel Retail exclusive whiskies, including high-age statement single malt whisky Bruichladdich Twenty One and brand new Classic Laddie Sherry Cask Edition.

  • 18th June 2024
    Glen Moray Rioja Cask Matured and Peated Rioja Cask Finish Reviews
    Glen Moray distillery has unveiled their next two Warehouse 1 experiments, the Glen Moray 2015 Rioja Cask Matured and Glen Moray 2012 Peated Rioja Cask Finish and they are as I have come to expect from this series, outstanding.

  • 17th June 2024
    Jackton Unveils RAER Amontillado Sherry Cask Finish Blended Scotch
    Jackton Distillery has announced the launch of the RAER Amontillado Expression, a blended Scotch whisky, this is the third and final instalment of RAER’s in-house sherry finishes. The RAER Amontillado Expression follows the highly acclaimed Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Expressions, which were honoured as The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies in 2022 and 2023 at The Scottish Whisky Awards.

  • 13th June 2024
    The Dalmore Cask Curation Sherry Edition Malaysia Launch
    The Dalmore and Eraman Duty Free have expanded their partnership with the exclusive Malaysian launch of The Dalmore Cask Curation Series Sherry Edition. This exquisite release is available in only a few hand-selected locations worldwide.

  • 13th June 2024
    Ardnahoe Teams Up With Scottish Folk Rock Band Skerryvore
    Islay's Ardnahoe Distillery is teaming up with veteran international Scottish folk-rock band Skerryvore, appointing the band as the distillery's first global brand ambassadors. Skerryvore will host special whisky sessions during their North American and European tours in the coming months, introducing Ardnahoe whisky to a new audience of music lovers.

  • 11th June 2024
    Father's Day Whisky Gift Ideas
    If you are looking for a Father's Day whisky gift idea here a few from Loch Lomond Groups portfolio of whiskies that wont break the bank and I am sure will put a smile on your dads face.

  • 11th June 2024
    Loch Lomond Steam & Fire Review
    Review of Loch Lomond Steam & Fire, finished in Heavily Charred Casks. Steam & Fire is said to pay homage to the extensive capabilities of the Loch Lomond Distillery.
    It offers a very gentle nose, gentle smoke and oak does build and cling more to the palate after a few mouthfuls and comes more to the forefront, the fruit doesn't hang around long.
  • 11th June 2024
    Glen Scotia Double Cask Review
    Review of Glen Scotia Double Cask which has been finish for 12 months in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks making for a big intense sherried dram. A very promising dram that you could nose all day, and just as I expected on the palate for a young whisky which has spent 12 months in a PX cask, a big intense sherried dram.

  • 11th June 2024
    Noble Rebel Orchard Burst Review
    Review of the Noble Rebel Orchard Outburst Scotch blended malt whisky and as it names suggests, it has a lovely intense orchard burst and those orchard fruits are given a delicious boost by the sugars and gentle spices, all served up at a flavoursome non-chill filtered, naturally coloured 46% ABV. A very smooth, very enjoyable, easy drinking dram, an ideal pour over the summer months or indeed anytime.

  • 11th June 2024
    Noble Rebel Hazelnut Harmony Review
    Review of the Noble Rebel Hazelnut Harmony Scotch blended malt which has been finished in toasted American oak casks. You will find a gentle hazelnut note, barley sugars, vanilla and fruit are more apparent but dig deep and you will find the hazelnut thread running from nose to finish.

  • 11th June 2024
    Noble Rebel Smoke Symphony Review
    Review of the Noble Rebel Smoke Symphony, as its name suggest Smoke Symphony is infused with threads of peat smoke, you will also find a lovely berry fruitiness thanks to its finish in Rioja wine casks. A delicious balance of sugar charged grape and peat combine to make an outstanding whisky.

  • 6th June 2024
    The SMWS Dram Good Dad Whisky Pack
    The SMWS has released 'The SMWS Dram Good Dad Whisky Pack' containing three specially selected single malt whiskies for Father's Day and the good news is the pack is available to both SMWS members and non-members. So if your dad has ever been curious about The SMWS then this pack should give him and insight into what they offer.

  • 5th June 2024
    Ardbeg The Abyss
    Introducing Ardbeg The Abyss 34 Year Old which has the same 1989 Ardbeg spirit at its core as was used for the original Ardbeg Corryvreckan release back in 2008. The Abyss is a limited edition of only 400 bottles which have a RRP of £21,250.

  • 4th June 2024
    Turntable Track 04 and Track 05 Reviews
    Glasgow based independent blender Turntable mark their first anniversary with the release of Track 04 and Track 05 of their limited edition Scotch blended whisky series. Look out for the sherried Track 05 it is outstanding. I sampled both Tracks, Track 04 is good but Track 05 you would want to put on repeat it is and outstanding sherry rich blended whisky.

  • 4th June 2024
    Bladnoch The Wave I Time & Maturation
    Following on from the Bladnoch Waterfall series the Lowland distillery has unveiled The Wave series which launches with the first of five single malts - Time & Maturation.

  • 4th June 2024
    Fettercairn 200th Anniversary Collection - Only 10 Sets Available
    Highland distillery Fettercairn has unveiled the Fettercairn 200th Anniversary Collection, a rare set of of 6 single malt whiskies of which there are only 10 sets available worldwide.

  • 4th June 2024
    Bimber The Spirit of the Underground Release No.6
    London’s Bimber Distillery has unveiled the sixth instalment of their 'The Spirit of the Underground Collection' - this time up the Bimber whisky train has made stops at Oval, Stratford, Wembley Park and Wimbledon tube stations.

  • 3rd June 2024
    The SMWS Sherry Tasting Pack Reviews
    Review of The SMWS 'Sherry Cask Takeover' tasting pack which was recently released to as part of the global whisky club's initiative to highlight its sherry cask-matured whiskies throughout 2024. The whiskies reviewd are: The SMWS 36.201 'Glazed With Marmalade', The SMWS 95.67 'A Mexican Pear Belle Helene' and The SMWS 53.457 'Coal Shards On Clotted Cream'.

  • 3rd June 2024
    The Dalmore Luminary No.2 'The Rare' Sells for £93,750
    An exceptionally rare 49 Year Old single malt whisky from The Dalmore, encased in a unique glass sculpture designed in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects, has sold for £93,750 ($117,400). The Dalmore will donate all proceeds to V&A Dundee.

  • 30th May 2024
    Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured 2024 Review
    Kilchoman has reintroduced a beloved classic: the 'Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured', which we first saw back in September 2016. This 2024 limited edition Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured whisky has undergone full maturation in ex-Sauternes wine casks and has been bottled at 50% ABV.

  • 30th May 2024
    Tomatin 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Review
    Building on the sherry profile that you find in Tomatin's classic 12 Year Old bourbon and sherry cask matured whisky the Highland distillery has added a 12 Year Old fully Sherry Cask matured single malt whisky to its core range and
    for a 40% ABV dram it is packed full of delicious sherried fruit flavour, there are some quality sherry casks at play here. A very welcome addition to the Tomatin range that wont disappoint if you enjoy a sherried dram.
  • 23rd May 2024
    Big Peat The Thropaigeach Edition Fèis Ìle 2024
    Douglas Laing's has unveiled a special bottling of their Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Big Peat, for the Fèis Ìle 2024, Big Peat The Thropaigeach Edition. With an alcohol strength of 48% ABV, it has been finished in specially selected ex-Rum casks, creating a powerful tropical-themed release of their classic Big Peat.

  • 23rd May 2024
    Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15 Year Old Batch 4
    Astonishingly rich and silky is how Glenmorangie describe the latest batch of Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15 Year Old single malt whisky which they say takes the single-estate whisky’s creamy character to new heights of deliciousness.

  • 22nd May 2024
    Jura Fèis Ìle 2024 Release Unveiled
    Jura unveils a 15 Year Old single first fill bourbon cask matured single malt as their special whisky to commemorate this year’s Fèis Ìle festival. Bottled at 55.5% ABV and with fewer than 200 bottles produced, this extremely limited edition will be exclusively available to visitors to the Jura Distillery during Fèis Ìle.

  • 22nd May 2024
    Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 2
    Lochlea unveils Cask Strength Batch 2, which features more age as well as a unique cask composition: 60% Pedro Xímenez (PX), 28% Oloroso sherry butts, and 12% STR barriques.

  • 17th May 2024
    Bladnoch 2024 Single Cask Collection Reviews
    Bladnoch, Scotland’s southernmost distillery, has released its 2024 Single Cask Collection of Lowland single malt Scotch whiskies. There are 6 single cask releases in total and I have reviewed 2 of them, the Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/03 a peated dram matured in a canasta butt and the Bladnoch Single Cask 2024/05 matured in a sherry butt and they are both outstanding!

  • 16th May 2024
    GlenWyvis Distillery Distributes Second Round Of Community Grants
    GlenWyvis the world’s first community owned distillery has distributes second round of community grants. Dingwall Museum, several schools, and a Women’s Aid group are among the community organisations benefiting from the second round of grants..

  • 10th May 2024
    Label 5 Bourbon Barrel Scotch Single Grain Whisky Review
    Review of the new Label 5 Bourbon Barrel Scotch Single Grain whisky which has been fully matured in first fill ex-Bourbon Barrels,
    a very smooth easy drinking young single grain whisky where the first fill ex-Bourbon oak is the star of the show, it very much has a Kentucky Bourbon character. The lovely oak spices build with each sip and mix well with the vanilla and citrus fruit.
  • 9th May 2024
    Glenfiddich and The Balvenie to Feature At TFWA Asia Pacific
    William Grant & Sons Glenfiddich and The Balvenie whisky brands is set to feature at TFWA Asia Pacific.

  • 8th May 2024
    Suntory Global Spirits Ushers In A New Era At Singapore Show
    Suntory Global Spirits set to embrace new era at the 2024 TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore as the industry summit returns to its full format.

  • 7th May 2024
    Balblair Distillery Manager John MacDonald Retires
    Balblair Distillery bids farewell to its veteran Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, as he enters retirement, ushering in a new era where David Rogerson, previously Assistant Distillery Manager at Speyburn, steps up to assume leadership.

  • 7th May 2024
    Ardbeg Vintage Y2K 23 Year Old The First Vintage Of This Millennium
    Ardbeg today unveiled a rare vintage bottling which will be available from July, the Ardbeg Vintage Y2K 23 Year Old which has been produced from some of the first batches of Ardbeg spirit distilled in the new millennium and matured in a combination of bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks.

  • 3rd May 2024
    The Dalmore Luminary No.2 'The Rare' Auction At Sotherby's
    This month Sotheby’s is set to auction an exceptionally rare 49 Year Old Single Malt Whisky from The Dalmore, encased within a one-of-a-kind glass sculpture crafted in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects.

  • 3rd May 2024
    Wildmoor Whisky Makes Travel Retail Debut At Singapore Changi
    William Grants completes the release of their new seven strong Wildmoor aged Scotch blended whisky collection with the launch of two travel retail exclusive expressions at Singapore Changi airport, Wildmoor Waking Forest 23 Year Old and Wildmoor Tropical Coast 30 Year Old.

  • 1st May 2024
    Ardnahoe Inaugural Release
    Ardnahoe announces the release of their first single malt whisky, appropriately named Ardnahoe Inaugural Release, it is 5 Year Old, produced with 40ppm malt so it should be rather peaty and matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks. If you want taste it it will cost you £70 a bottle.

  • 30th April 2024
    Sherry Cask Takeover At This Years SMWS Flavour Hunters Festival
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Flavour Hunters festival in May this year promises an immersive exploration of sherry cask maturation, with a line-up of exclusive events spanning the UK. Kicking off with screenings of a documentary filmed in Spain’s ‘sherry triangle’, the festival boasts special whisky releases and tasting sessions throughout the month.

  • 26th April 2024
    William Grant Appoints New Managing Director Of Global Travel Retail
    In the latest whisky industry news, Rufus Parkinson has been appointed Managing Director – Global Travel Retail at William Grant & Sons, the renowned Scottish family-owned drinks company.

  • 25th April 2024
    Explore The Sherry Influence On Whisky With The SMWS
    Watch the trailer for a new film released by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society as they embark on a journey from the oak forests of Galicia in northern Spain to the cooperages and bodegas in Andalucía’s famed 'sherry triangle'. Titled "Scotch and Sherry: A Flavour Odyssey", the 40-minute feature follows Euan Campbell, the whisky club’s Head of Whisky Creation, as he explores the profound influence of sherry on whisky production.

  • 25th April 2024
    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2024
    Its that time of year once again, Kilchoman today announced the release of the next instalment of their
    exclusively sherry matured limited edition annual release, Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2024. Distilled in 2014, the heavily peated whisky was matured in 23 Oloroso sherry butts.
  • 24th April 2024
    Cù Bòcan Creation #6
    Tomatin distillery has unveiled the 6th instalment in their limited edition Cù Bòcan Creation series, this one is a combination of lightly peated whisky matured in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks for nine years and Jamaican Rum casks for ten years.

  • 24th April 2024
    Glenglassaugh To Sponsor 2024 Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
    Glenglassaugh Highland Single Malt has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival 2024, set to unfold on Saturday, June 22nd, and Sunday, June 23rd. Situated snugly on the shores of Sandend Bay, a mere two miles from the festival's Portsoy venue, the brand has committed its backing to the event for the forthcoming two years.

  • 24th April 2024
    Maison Lineti To Host 2025 World Whisky Forum
    Maison Lineti, a distinguished French whisky distillery, has announced its pivotal role as the organiser and host of the sixth World Whisky Forum in 2025. Set to take place from June 24th to 26th, 2025, this event will assemble industry experts from across the globe at Maison Lineti’s cutting-edge distillery located in Les Artigues-de-Lussac, near Bordeaux.

  • 23rd April 2024
    Berry Bros & Rudd Refreshes Classic Single Malt Whiskies Range
    Berry Bros. & Rudd revitalised its collection of 'Classic Single Malt Whiskies', the new look line-up features a Speyside Sherry Cask 12 Year Old, Speyside Traditional Cask 16 Year Old, Islay Traditional Cask and Irish Reserve.

  • 23rd April 2024
    Glen Scotia Unveils Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024 Limited  Edition
    Glen Scotia unveils 'Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024' limited-edition release, a 9 Year Old unpeated single malt which was initially matured in first-fill bourbon barrels then finished in the Fino sherry casks for six months.

  • 23rd April 2024
    New Speyside Distillery The Cabrach Set To Open This Summer
    Set to open its doors this summer, a new Speyside distillery is poised to rejuvenate a remote corner of north-east Scotland, The Cabrach Distillery is a pioneering social enterprise and the inaugural Community Interest Company of its kind, it aims to distil, mature, and bottle a single malt Scotch whisky renowned for its unparalleled provenance and prestige. Given the distillery's distinctive purpose and limited production scale, bottles of The Cabrach whisky are expected to be rare and highly coveted and they are offering you the chance to be part of it as well as launching The Feering, the first instalment in a trilogy of rare expressions curated by Master of Malt, Alan Winchester.

  • 23rd April 2024
    Ferovinum Agree £35 Million Funding For The Borders Distillery
    Ferovinum and The Borders Distillery Company Limited have agreed a £35 million funding package to support the distillery for the next three years. The new arrangement will enable The Borders Distillery to grow its business and develop its core strengths in advance of the eventual release of its Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

  • 22nd April 2024
    Ardgowan Clydebuilt Whisky Series Anchorsmith & Draughtsman
    Ardgowan Distillery has unveiled the last two additions to its Clydebuilt whisky series: Anchorsmith and Draughtsman Blended Malt Scotch Whiskies.

  • 22nd April 2024
    W & M To Showcase Innovation From Fettercairn At TFWA Asia Pacific
    Whyte & Mackay to showcase innovations and drivers of growth in the Malt category at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore where they will showcase their recently launched new Fettercairn travel retail exclusive single malt whisky range.

  • 19th April 2024
    Lochlea Private Cask Programme - Buy Your Own Cask Of Whisky
    This spring, Lochlea Distillery in Ayrshire is offering you the chance to own your very own cask of Lochlea spirit. The Lowland Single Estate distillery is providing a unique experience for those interested in purchasing one of Lochlea’s coveted casks. Every step of the process, from sale to enjoyment, is conducted directly between the distillery team and the cask owner(s).

  • 17th April 2024
    GlenWyvis Distillery 3rd Share Offer Now Open
    GlenWyvis Distillery is once again offering you the chance to become part of Highland distillery history with the release of a 3rd share offer. GlenWyvis Distillery is the world's first fully community-owned distillery, located near Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands, it is offering a fresh opportunity to purchase shares in the enterprise. The distillery aims to raise up to £2 million to bolster production capacity and bolster local tourism.

  • 16th April 2024
    Ardbeg Spectacular Unveiled To Mark Ardbeg Day 2024
    Ardbeg has unveiled the limited edition whisky which they have created to mark Ardbeg Day 2024, it is Ardbeg Spectacular, an elixir of single mat whisky which has matured in ex-bourbon and Port wine casks, which is rather unique for Ardbeg.

  • 15th April 2024
    Timorous Beastie Madeira Finish Limited Edition
    Timorous Beastie Highland Blended Malt introduces the second instalment in its 'Cheese Cellar Collection' with the unveiling of the Madeira Finish Limited Edition.

  • 15th April 2024
    Yamazaki and Hakushu Kogei Collection Travel Retail Exclusive
    Introducing the 2024 Japanese Kimono Edition from The House of Suntory, renowned for its pioneering role in Japanese Whisky. This exclusive Yamazaki and Hakushu Kogei Collection celebrates traditional Japanese craftsmanship, or 'Kogei', by delving into the nation's time-honoured arts through artisan collaborations. Launched this month exclusively in travel retail, these new whiskies blend peated malt with Spanish oak, offering a fusion of flavours.

  • 15th April 2024
    Scottish Craftsmens Association 25th Annual Whisky Experience
    Review of the Scottish Craftmen’s Association 25th annual whisky event and the whiskies tasted on the night by guest writer and Scotch Malt Whisky forum member, Companion of the Quaich, Murray Cohen.

  • 11th April 2024
    Bladnoch Waterfall 05 2024 Edition
    Bladnoch, the southernmost distillery in Scotland, has introduced the fifth and concluding edition of the Master Distiller’s Waterfall Series to its range of Lowland single malt Scotch whiskies, Bladnoch Waterfall 05 2024 Edition which will be unveiled at the distillery’s annual Waterfall Day festival event on May 18, 2024.
  • 11th April 2024
    Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve
    Glenmorangie has unveiled a new no age statement addition to their core range, Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve, and as you could probably guess from its name it is a combination of whiskies matured in three types of casks. Their whisky makers have combined bourbon casks and new charred oak with rye whiskey casks to create the whisky and they describe the new expression as being rich with flavours of pear, candied orange, honeysuckle, and clove.

  • 11th April 2024
    Bimber Shoulders of Giants Series
    London's Bimber distillery unveils the Shoulder of Giants Series, with bottling's paying tribute to 'Dickens – The Novelist', 'Newton – The Mathematician', 'Shakespeare – The Playwright', 'Copernicus – The Polymath', 'Chopin - The Composer' and 'Curie - The Scientist'.

  • 10th April 2024
    Loch Lomond Adds 25 Year Old To Its Core Range
    Loch Lomond Whiskies has introduced a new 25 Year Old single malt whisky, the latest gem in the brand's expanding collection. Matured for 25 years in a combination of first-fill, refill, and recharred American oak casks which have been selected and brought together by Loch Lomond Whiskies' master blender, Michael Henry and is described as an intricate whisky that showcases Loch Lomond's signature style of fruity notes, honey sweetness, and subtle smoke.

  • 9th April 2024
    Kilchoman Launches 'Shake The Farm 2024 Cocktail Competition
    Calling all creative UK bartenders, Kilchoman distillery has launched its inaugural UK-wide cocktail competition 'Shake The Farm 2024', and they are asking you to get creative with their newly released Kilchoman Batch Strength.

  • 9th April 2024
    Fettercairn Refreshes Domestic & Travel Retail Whisky Ranges
    As Fettercairn distillery enters its 200th Year of producing whisky in the Highlands of Scotland it has introduced a fresh line-up of aged single malt whiskies for both their Domestic and Global Travel Retails whisky ranges, each range now offers whisky drinkers three permanent aged expressions to explore.

  • 4th April 2024
    Kilchoman Batch Strength Review
    Kilchoman has launched a new core range whisky, and it is outstanding, Kilchoman Batch Strength which has matured in a combination of re-charred red wine casks, Oloroso sherry butts, and bourbon barrels.

  • 3rd April 2024
    GlenAllachie Unveil 3 Sherry Cask Finished Wood Collection Drams
    The GlenAllachie has unveiled the first 3 of 6 Sherry Cask finished drams in their Wood Collection Series, all the whiskies are the same age and have underwent the same initial maturation then have been finished in different types of sherry casks so they should give whisky drinkers an interesting comparison of different types of sherry cask finishes.

  • 3rd April 2024
    Lochlea Sowing Edition Third Crop
    Lochlea reveals the final chapter of Seasonal trilogy series: Lochlea Sowing Edition Third Crop, it has been exclusively matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, which should allow the floral and fruity notes to take centre stage in the final pour.


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