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Category Archives: Whisky News

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 […]

Scotch Sales Rise Worldwide

For the past few years Scotch whisky sales in China have been steadily dropping, due to a multitude of reasons. This hasn’t been good for Diageo, the world’s leading drinks company, as their Scotch brands account for over a quarter of the company’s sales. However, in the first half of Diageo’s 2016-2017 financial year, specifically, […]

Famous Whisky Drinkers Today

Whisky has gripped and delighted drinkers throughout the ages, making poets and politicians alike sing its praises and promote its allure to the rest of the world. Robert Burns never hid his love for the spirit, and famous authors like Charles Bukowski were known to have a glass of Scotch in their hand, well, most […]

The Impact of Brexit on the Whisky Industry

As Brexit draws closer, uncertainty concerning the UK’s future only grows. Politicians and investors alike have been voicing concerns on both sides, and extensive research is being carried out in an attempt to predict how exactly the UK will be affected. In the whisky industry, opinions are equally divided, with many claiming that Scotch whisky […]

Swift – London’s Newest Mad Men Themed Whisky Bar

London has everything; wonderful cocktails bar, stores, retail, restaurants; anything you feel like at any given time, odds are London can give you what you want. In terms of whisky, the city comes through with countless wonderful whisky bars and bottle shops where one can purchase their favourite dram. Most recently, for the lovers of […]

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