Press Release..   If you are looking for a luxury gift for a whisky connoisseur and collector, Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky would make the perfect last minute gift this Father’s Day.   This super premium hand crafted single malt whisky is matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak…

The perfect Father’s Day gift from Master of Malt

SHARE THE GIFT OF FLAVOUR THIS FATHER’S DAY Master of Malt thoughtfully curates gifting offering ahead of Father’s Day to celebrate great dads and make shared tasting experiences easy even at a distance. While it might not be a conventional Father’s Day on 21 June, multi-award-winning online drinks retailer Master of Malt is helping shoppers…

English Whisky Distillery Re opens it’s doors

Press Release Today, Thursday 4th June we will take the momentous step of opening the distillery gates to the public for the first time in 11 weeks. Those of you that are keen to venture out and visit us will see quite a few changes have occurred on site. We have moved the whisky shop…

Home is where the heart is…

Well we didn’t see this coming 6 months ago did we.. Reports are saying we are in for a long lock down, that means a lot of hardship is ahead, its going to get worse before it gets better !! In these unprecedented times we need to sit down and realise what is important in…

Just Give Me A Reason

With the current situation, the world seems to be imploding, its gone somewhat apocalyptic out there and I have to wonder what the hell is going on in some peoples head.. There is a virus spreading around the world and I am not talking about Covid 19 !! its the greed virus or as I…

Elixir Distillers to build new distillery on Islay ( Update )

Press Release..   The dream of Elixir Distillers and its co-founders Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh to build a distillery on Islay is a step closer to reality after the submission of revised plans to the Argyll & Bute planning department. Located just outside the town of Port Ellen, the distillery seeks to combine the best…

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED THE AMERICAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR..

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED THE AMERICAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR BY WHISKY MAGAZINE  Also named Best American Whiskey Visitor Attraction of the Year FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Feb. 18, 2020) –The Icons of Whisky America Awards by Whisky Magazine named Buffalo Trace Distillery the 2020 Distiller of the Year and Visitor Attraction of the Year at a recent…

Just another rant….

Firstly make a coffee, pour a dram, maybe even make a sandwich and then be prepared to wonder why the hell you read till the very end…. The whisky industry is a demanding culture that manages to split opinion quicker than a rabbit can breed.. Over the last few years we have argued about Nas…

What have you done for me lately..

Its funny how as a blogger you can sit in front of a computer screen with a head full of ideas and the minute you go to put it to text your head goes completely blank !! (I know my head is permanently blank)  but its a fact, id call it writers block but I…

Hello 2020

Well we are in 2020 now and its already time to start thinking about reviews, trips and festivals.. Although its been a rather dry festive season I did enjoy reviewing and sampling ( yes in that order ) the 2019 version of the Boutique-y Whisky Company Advent Calendar and sharing my thoughts for what has…

2019 – Festivals, Fun and ….

2019 Is almost over and I usually have my favourite drams, moments and memories already written down but this year has been a lot harder and that’s not because the standard is so high but more a case of my expectations have risen so much that the standards of the whisky to top previous years…

Harrow Whisky Festival 2020

If you fancy a nice relaxed whisky festival set in idyllic surroundings, a gentle pace and very friendly people then look no further than the Harrow whisky festival 2020.. The festival is Very relaxed and set over 2 days with the added bonus of a evening Banquet after the Friday evening session where you can…

Douglas Laing Announces Acquisition of Strathearn Distillery

Press Release.. Douglas Laing Announces Acquisition of Strathearn Distillery   Douglas Laing & Co, independent Scotch Whisky firm, today announces 100% ownership of Strathearn Distillery. Established in 1948, the award-winning family business has been celebrated to date as a leading blender and bottler of small batch, hand-crafted Single Cask and Blended Malt Scotch Whiskies. The Strathearn acquisition marks the first Distillery in the Douglas Laing…

MASTER BLENDER DR. RACHEL BARRIE INDUCTED AS A ‘KEEPER OF THE QUAICH’

Press Release.. MASTER BLENDER DR. RACHEL BARRIE INDUCTED AS A ‘KEEPER OF THE QUAICH’ AT PRESTIGIOUS CEREMONY One of the world’s top whisky Master Blenders, also known as the ‘First Lady of Scotch’, has been recognised with one of the industry’s most prestigious accolades by being inducted as a ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ at a…

It’s time to think about Those Whisky Advent Calendars

Christmas Whisky Advent Calendar O come on it’s only September I hear you shout but as they say the early bird catches the worm !! For anyone who loves getting their hands on a whisky advent calendar might just want to start looking as one or two of them are at a bargain price right…

Here’s the rope..

It always tickles me when I hear people moaning about the small things in life, so many of us have very little to really moan about in life but as a species we have to make something so trivial into something that makes us feel like life itself is about to end.. Why is it…

Cooper king Distillery starts Whisky Production

Press Release..   Yorkshire’s self-built distillery begins whisky production   A Yorkshire-based start-up distillery announced that distillation of its inaugural single malt whisky has begun. Based in Sutton-on-the-Forest, Cooper King Distillery has made the announcement following news that it sold out of its pre-order whisky casks after just 10 days of sales.   The highly…

Douglas Laing Unveils Super-Premium XOP “The Black Series”

Press Release…   Douglas Laing Reveals Super-Premium XOP “The Black Series” Single Cask Scotch Whisky Award-winning Scotch Whisky creators, Douglas Laing & Co, today announce a brand extension to the Xtra Old Particular Single Cask Scotch Whisky range: XOP The Black Series. The new, luxury packaging employs monochromatic colourways complemented by gold foil detail, said to…