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Category Archives: Whisky News

Taiwan: The Promised Land for Exclusive Scotch

Today, Scotch whisky accounts for a whopping 20% of the UK’s food and drinks exports. The £4.6bn annual income from whisky is more than that gained from the next five biggest exports put together. Extraordinary figures indeed, but ones that are hardly surprising given the way people from around the world look at Scotch whisky. […]

Do NAS Whiskies Provide Bang for Buck?

In the last 10-15 years we have seen many distilleries slowly move away from the age-statement expressions we have become so accustomed to seeing, as more and more NAS (non-age-statement) drams have appeared on the market. Many of these expressions are valued at similar prices to the 12, 15 and even 18 year olds out […]

New This Week at Whisky Foundation

This week we’re highlighting four fantastic new arrivals at Whisky Foundation that are definitely worth talking about. Hailing from Speyside and the Highlands, these four drams tell stories of the distilleries’ histories, traditions, innovations and expertise, while letting you explore a huge array of delicious flavours and notes along the way. Tomatin 30 Year Old […]

Explosive Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a Peat Lover’s Dream

Last week, Iain MacLeod Distillers announced the latest release in their Smokehead brand and it’s a rather exciting one. This latest edition of the intensely peaty Islay single malt brings the whisky together with rich flavours of Sherry imparted by quality Spanish oak casks. The liquid inside is no-age-statement single malt produced on the world […]

Macallan Edition No.4 Gives Masterclass in Wood Management

Macallan Edition No.4

Released in July of this year, the fourth release in The Macallan Distillery’s ‘Editions Series’ has now had ample time to make its mark and generate opinions among lovers of Macallan whisky and, more broadly, industry folk in general. If you’ve not had a chance to taste it yet, you can order a bottle right […]

Nosing the News: Diageo’s proposed changes to Scotch regulations

Scotch regulations

So there has been a lot of news and discussion of late surrounding Diageo’s proposed changes to the current Scotch whisky regulations. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the whisky giant is looking at “whether potential regulatory, technical, legal or other barriers are constraining” Scotch, and whether or not the current rules offer sufficient […]

Whisky Bars Around the World: Alfresco 64

alfresco-64

Sometimes drinking a dram in the comfort of your own home is exactly what you need. But sometimes – just sometimes – it doesn’t quite cut it. Sometimes you need something a little more sophisticated, stylish or just plain extravagant. And it doesn’t get more stylish, sophisticated or extravagant than Alfresco 64. What’s so special […]

The World’s Oldest Whisky Meets Luxurious Watch

Last week the opening of a cork was heard around the world, as a bottle of Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862, believed to be the oldest whisky in the world, was cracked open to be used in a collaboration with the collectable watch industry. The watch was created by Swiss company Louis Moinet in collaboration with […]

World Whisky Awards 2017 – Our Predictions

It’s almost that time of the year, when the prestigious World Whisky Awards winners are announced, and we all run out to purchase the winning bottles to determine just what makes them so special. For those of you who haven’t heard, the World Whiskies Awards are part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards programme, which […]

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