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[8 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 427 views]
It’s summertime with Ballantine’s Brasil

I don’t know about you, but summer is almost here (In Israel that is). Days are longer, and it’s beginning to get hotter, especially in the sun. It’s only April, and the summer here is very long, so it  was just in time that I was sent a mixing set of Ballantine’s Brasil to try and sample this new spirit …

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[15 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 590 views]

I’m happy to present to you dear scavenge hunters question #25 in the #DavinTT2 series of twitter online events:
What prevents Canadian distilleries from being seen as lucrative an investment as Scottish and American distilleries?
a. The high level of taxation leading to low profit margins.
b. Unpredictable grain yields due to inclement weather.
c. With large distillery plants owned by large multinationals there …

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[26 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 767 views]
Tasting Glenglassaugh 30 year old

This is the first expression released under the new management, after the Benriach distillery took over the GG this year (2013) with the intention to bring this iconic distillery fully back to life by giving it the investment, commitment and care it deserves. Being a 30 yo it’s obviously distilled by the older owners, but as you well know, old …

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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 682 views]
Whisky PR Corner October 4th 2013

GLEN GARIOCH LAUNCHES FIRST VINTAGE MATURED SOLELY IN SHERRY CASKS
Glen Garioch has released its inaugural expression to be matured solely in Oloroso sherry casks, as part of the Highland distillery’s small batch vintage programme.
Hand selected at the peak of perfection, the Glen Garioch Vintage, distilled in 1999 is non-chill filtered to retain its authentic, full-bodied Highland character.
Handcrafted and matured in …

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[24 Sep 2013 | One Comment | 991 views]
Glendronach 1971 cask #1246 – 42 yo

Time for some more Glendronach, as the weather is getting better and real Automn is on its way. Gone are the scorching days of summer (So i hope).
So… a 42 year old GlenDronach. Does life get any better than this? (hint: no). I was very lucky (and so thankful) to have gotten a wee sample of this nectar for review. …

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[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 745 views]
Whisky PR Corner–September 20th 2013

Malt Whisky Book 2014 is almost here!
It’s almost october, and the release of the 2013 edition of this best selling whisky book, and a favourite of mine is near. Published by Ingvar Ronde this year’s edition is the biggest ever, with 300 pages and 500 photos, and info on distilleries, as well as articles by distinguished writers such as Charles …

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[17 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,037 views]
Maltstock 2013 day 1 and TWE Master class with Billy Abbott

That time of year has come and I’ve found myself packed and ready to head to the airplane at a ridiculous hour of night in order to make it to Schiphol AMS airport by 0830 am. But I could not complain, as I was going to have a wonderful 3 day whisky experience again (well last year was grand wasn’t …

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[18 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 1,033 views]
Whisky PR Corner–Thursday July 18th

this has been a very busy week with lots of interesting releases from the ultra expensive (some say too expensive) Dalmore bottles selling for almost 1 million pounds, to Wemyss single cask release, a new Kilchoman , Hankey Bannister , and also very old and expensive releases from Glendornach and The Benriach
Wemyss Malts release 6 new single casks

Edinburgh based boutique …

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 776 views]
More Irish Single Pot Still : Redbreast 15 yo

Yesterday’s 3 pot still guest post made me long for more Irish gems, and what better than Redbreast one of the better known Single Pot still. It’s the first time I get to sample the 15 year old , and having loved the 12 yo, this one promises to be a treat.  At over £60 , It’s about 20 quid …

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[4 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 680 views]
Happy 4th of July

Today is the 4th of July, and what better than celebrate the independence day of a great nation with a few drams of good old American Whiskey.
God bless America! May you continue to produce Democracy (sort of) and good whiskey!
Gal