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Glendronach 15yo Revival Returns!

Since Glendronach 15yo Revival was withdrawn from the market in 2015, it’s been a rather long three years, hasn’t it? Unless you were willing to part with a rather silly sum of money at auction for a bottle (ca. £140-170 before commission), you either had to settle for the 12yo, or trade yourself up to [...]...

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Benriach 12yo Sherry Wood Returns!

Just yesterday we were celebrating the return of Glendronach 15yo Revival, and now here we are celebrating the return of another expression to a core line up, this time from Glendronach’s sister distillery, Benriach. Benriach 12yo Sherry Wood has been produce using three styles of sherry cask maturation; full sherry cask maturation, combined with Pedro [...]...

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Glendronach Forgue 10yo

I tell you what, Rachel Barrie doesn’t sit around twiddling her thumbs, does she? Having reintroduced Benriach 12yo Sherry Wood and Glendronach 15yo Revival back into their respective core ranges, Glendronach’s Master Blender has now spearheaded Glendronach’s first foray into the Global Travel Retail market. Glendronach Forgue 10yo, so named after the valley in the [...]...

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Old Pulteney Huddart, 15yo 18yo

I don’t think anyone could quite believe it when Old Pulteney discontinued their highly acclaimed, award winning 21 year old expression. I actually know someone who audibly gasped at the news, became wide-eyed with incredulity, and then had to sit down for a few moments to collect themselves *cough, cough* The Drinks Lady *cough, cough* [...]...

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Lakes Distillery – Steel Bonnets

A world first on Edinburgh Whisky Blog today! Well, not really. But kind of. Steel Bonnets is a blended malt with a difference – it’s the first blended malt to be composed of both Scottish and English Maltwhisky (the English component unsurprisingly comes from the Lakes Distillery). There’s a lot of story and marketing [...]...

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Highland Park’s New Global Travel Retail Range

A couple of weeks ago a #HighlandPark tasting took place on the Twittersphere, where a bunch of bloggers/journos/media types tasted their way through Highland Park’s new global travel retail range; an NAS whisky called Spirit of the Bear, a 14yo called Loyalty of the Wolf, and a 16yo called Wings of the Eagle. I was [...]...

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Ardgowan Expedition 20yo Blended Malt

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to an event at my old stomping ground, Usquabae Whisky Bar, to sample a whisky from a distillery which isn’t built yet. Confused? Let me explain. The original Ardgowan Distillery was established in 1896 during the late Victorian whisky boom, and was located on Baker Street [...]...

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Four New Fettercairns

The systematic re-vamp of Whyte & Mackay’s single malt portfolio ticked another distillery off the list last month, following hot on the heels of the recent re-launches of Tamnavulin and Jura. One could argue that Dalmore grabs all the attention, marketing budget and general fanfare when Whyte & Mackay talk about single Maltwhisky, which [...]...

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Unhurried: Glengoyne’s Inefficient Tradition

As an Edinburgh resident, it takes a lot to entice me to walk up the Royal Mile during augusti. If you’ve ever been here during the festival, or worse still, worked during it, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Thousands of tourists daundering along at a mind-numbingly slow pace, flyers being thrust at you from [...]...

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AD Rattray – The Octave Project

You see them all the time on Instagram, these ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics with the obligatory #MondayMotivation or #TransformationTuesday hashtag. You’ll know the ones I mean – they’re usually to do with people shedding loads of weight since januari 1st, or gaining a chiselled six pack after an intense four week fitness program. In a [...]...

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James Eadie 2018 Releases

If you attended Whisky Fringe recently, you’ll no doubt have come across a relatively new player to the whisky game. James Eadie released their eponymous Trade Mark ‘X’ blend a few months ago and have also recently ventured into bottling small batch and single cask whiskies. The brand was established decades ago, with the original [...]...

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Tomatin 1970 G M

Something a bit different today – a Tomatin distilled in 1970 and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range sometime in the mid-1980s (judging by the brown and cream label design). I visited Tomatin distillery with The Drinks Lady last year and found it a really informative experience. For example, [...]...

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Rock Oyster Cask Strength Batch 2

As I’m sure you were all aware, Sunday was National Oyster Day. Much rejoicing was had in celebration of that little salty, squidgy, slimy thing found in the sea. What a day. In all seriousness, I was looking forward to Sunday afternoon more than most Sunday afternoons, because this was the day when Douglas Laing’s [...]...

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Our Newest Boutique-y Whisky: Glen Keith Batch 5

Time really does pass quicker the older you get. I know that statement completely ignores all the laws of space, time, and well, general common sense, but I cannot believe it’s been five years since a few of us at the blog went on a massive piss up blog networking evening with the fine folks [...]...

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Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 7

Following on from the furore regarding the extraordinary price hike of Aberlour a’bunadh, it seems only fitting, and quite timely, that I review a brand new whisky from one of a’bunadh’s closest competitors. Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 7 consists of whisky matured in Pedro Ximinex and Oloroso sherry casks which is then married together before [...]...

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The Glenallachie Core Range

It didn’t take long, did it? Almost immediately after Billy Walker sold Benriach, Glendronach and Glenglassaugh to Brown-Forman, bets were being placed on how soon he would return to the Scotch whisky fold. The answer: very soon. It’s now almost exactly a year since Walker reached an agreement with Chivas Bros to take the helm [...]...

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The Whisky Illuminati

Imagine crossing the Freemasons with The Scotch Maltwhisky Society. Secret handshakes, passwords and symbols, single cask whisky and a new world order. Well, majbe not that last bit, but there’s certainly some single cask whisky involved and you’ll need to create a password when signing up on the Whisky Illuminati’s website. It’s a bit [...]...

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And now for something completely different: The Dramathon

Dramathon. A week long Netflix binge of Emmy Award winning silver screen dramas? Nope. A 24 hour marathon session of whisky drinking? Not even Lukasz would attempt that. A series of long distance races along the Speyside Way culminating in a grandstand finish at Glenfiddich Distillery? You got it! Wait… what? At the beginning of [...]...

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