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Bruichladdich Octomore 9 Dialogos

Octomore. No other word strikes as much fear into the heart of a peat-o-phobe as much as this one. Bruichladdich’s super heavy-peated spirit has been run through the stills since 2002, and we’re now on to the ninth series of the range. As with previous batches, Bruichladdich are all about transparency and detail to the [...]...

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Distell Limited Releases 2018 – Deanston, Tobermory Bunnahabhain

We’re all familiar with the Diageo Special Releases, yes? This annual, limited edition, ten-expression-strong line up is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as whisky lovers all over the world wait to see what goodies will be bottled from Diageo’s vast inventory. Distell look to have done something similar themselves, with the [...]...

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The Glenrothes Soleo Collection

There’s been a bit of a shake up at The Glenrothes recently – gone are the vintages and in come regular age statements. I quite like the whole ‘vintage’ notion; to me it subconsciously emphasises the passage of time and reinforces the painstaking nature of waiting for whisky to mature and reach its peak. Picking [...]...

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Duncan Taylor – The Octave Collection

Following on from my review of AD Rattray’s ‘The Octave Project’, we have another of these ‘before and after’ experiments to get our teeth into today. Although, I shouldn’t really call it an experiment. The guys at Duncan Taylor have been finishing whisky in octaves for over forty five years, and have arguably been doing [...]...

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Royal Salute 21yo Beach Polo Edition

Do you know your chukkas from your mallets? Or your divot stomping from your ride offs? Then read on my friend, for this article is going to be right up your tailshot… I’m talking about polo, of course, and in particular the long standing relationship between this centuries old, horseback, royalty-attracting sport and the Royal [...]...

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Benromach Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010

That’s a lot of words for the title of whisky, but in reality it’s actually quite straight forward. The folks at Benromach have expanded their Wood Finish portfolio by releasing a new expression, the Château Cissac Bordeaux Wood Finish 2010. This whisky will sit alongside the Hermitage and Sassicaia wood finishes, with a previous version [...]...

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Glenfiddich Fire Cane

Glenfiddich have released the fourth instalment of their Experimental Series, Fire & Cane. This whisky follows on from IPA, Project XX and Winter Storm, each of which showcased a bold and unique side to the distillery. Fire & Cane combines peated and unpeated whisky which has initially been matured in ex-bourbon casks, before being finished [...]...

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Glenglassaugh Octaves Batch 2

Are octaves en vogue at the moment? Duncan Taylor have added new expressions to their Octave Collection, AD Rattray have started their Octave Project, and now Glenglassaugh have released the second batch of their Octave range. Unfamiliar with octaves? They’re essentially tiny little 65-ish litre casks, which allow for rapid maturation due to the increased [...]...

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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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