Tamdhu shows its strength with new expression

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Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled a new Batch Strength expression to complement the brand’s existing 10 Year Old offering. The special edition Tamdhu Batch Strength is bottled un-chillfiltered at natural colour and high strength. The first of its kind from Tamdhu, the Batch Strength expression remains true to the Victorian optimism of …

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World Whiskies Awards

Sullivans Cove was named best craft distillery outside the United Kingdom. Sullivans Cove owner Patrick Maguire said the award, which came after the distillery won world’s best whisky last year, had cemented Tasmania’s reputation internationally. “This has told me that the outside world and the giants of the whisky distilling industry have accepted what we’re doing …

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Bill Lark Inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame

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Bill Lark has flown to London to be inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame, due to occur Thursday evening 19 March, London time. The Whisky Hall of Fame draws international commendation. It’s a permanent tribute to those who have made a lasting contribution to the world of whisky. Known internationally as “the Godfather of …

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NAS Scotch to replace The Glenlivet 12yo

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Chivas Brothers intends to replace The Glenlivet 12 Year Old with its new no-age-statement expression Founder’s Reserve to alleviate pressure on aged whisky stocks. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, which was revealed in October last year will replace The Glenlivet 12 Year Old in mature malt markets, including the UK, from March. However, it will not …

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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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