Whisky MasterClass Tasting Night!

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William Grant & Sons Australia present An evening of sublime whisky The fantastic people from Grants are coming to Tassie, and bringing with them 8 of their best whiskies for us to sample – a guided masterclass of the Grants range. Whiskies will include Glenfiddich, Balvenie and a few other impressive drams… Where: Warratah Hotel (272 Murray …

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Mortlach Special Strength is travel exclusive

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Diageo has launched a limited edition Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky especially for travel retail. Mortlach, dubbed “the beast of Dufftown”, is a ‘best-kept secret’ among those in the know and previously released, limited quantities have been snapped up by enthusiasts. After decades as a single malt used by blenders in some of the world’s …

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Midleton launches first ever virgin Irish oak finished whiskey

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Pernod Ricard has announced the launch of Midleton Dair Ghaelach, its first ever Irish whiskey to be finished in virgin Irish Oak Hogsheads. Midleton Dair Ghaelach (58.5% ABV) meaning ‘Irish oak’, is the result of a six-year exploration by the Midleton Masters into using native oak to mature Irish whiskey. Led by Master Blender, Billy …

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Arran 18 Year Old Limited Edition released

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Arran 18 year old, the 3rd and final bottle in the trilogy. It’s finally here, Arran whisky have announced the release of a Arran 18 year old expression. As fans of the island distillery will know the new whisky follows last years limited edition of 9,000 bottles worldwide release of the Arran 17 year old …

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BenRiach launches a trio of new cask finishes

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The BenRiach Distillery Company has today announced the launch of three new expressions, which illustrate Master Distiller Billy Walker’s unique ability to marry whisky with wood to create complex, sublime drams. The new trio of releases consists of; BenRiach 15 Year Old Sauternes Finish and BenRiach 18 Year Old Albariza, which is a peated whisky …

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Glendalough- Double Barrel, Single Grain

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Irish craft distiller Glendalough has added a new whiskey to its range, the single grain Double Barrel. The whiskey is distilled from a mash of malted barley and corn using Glendalough’s traditional Coffey still, then matured for three and a half years in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels. The final step is an additional six months of …

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Tasmanian Whisky Series, by Master of Malt

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Way back in September of 2014 the super talented guys at Master of Malt, started a fascinating 8 part blog series on Tasmanian Whisky & Distilleries… the series has now concluded, so it’s an ideal time to give it a bit of a plug… Tasmanian Whisky – Everything You Need to Know! We sent our man in Havana …

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Pernod Ricard announce the US launch of its Yellow Spot single pot still Irish Whiskey

Pernod Ricard has announced the official US release of its award-winning Yellow Spot 12 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey. Since its launch in 2012, Yellow Spot has been exclusively available in the UK and other select European countries. It will now join two of Pernod Ricard’s other renowned single pot still whiskies, Redbreast …

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New Bourbons From Jim Beam & Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Project

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Jim Beam is returning to a place in Bourbon history with the release of Jim Beam Bonded, a 4-year-old Bourbon that takes some of its heritage from the US Government’s “Bottled in Bond Act of 1897.” That law reserves the labeling of “Bottled in Bond” for whiskies at least four years old, bottled at 50% …

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Highland Park concludes with the arrival of the All-Father

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Direct from the gates of Valhalla, Highland Park has unveiled the last in the series of stunning whiskies that celebrates its Norse heritage. ODIN, named for the King of Asgard himself, joins Thor, Loki and the beautiful Freya to complete Highland Park’s Valhalla Collection. Legend has it that Odin, All-father of the gods and ruler …

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Bookers unveils first batch of new limited edition releases

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Booker’s Bourbon has unveiled the inaugural batch of its limited-edition collection celebrating founding distiller Booker Noe’s legacy as the father of small batch bourbon. One of the few bourbons available today bottled straight from the barrel, Booker’s will now feature limited-edition labels inspired by Booker Noe’s love of bourbon, family and the spirit of experimentation. …

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