News flash: Tamdhu releases “120 Anniversary Single Cask Distillery Team Edition”

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In celebration of its 120th anniversary, the Tamdhu distillery has released a single cask “team edition” whisky which has been selected by a team of 15 members of the distillery’s staff.  Continue reading

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Borders Distillery, Scotland’s newest whisky distillery, to open its doors

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L-R: George Tait, Tony Roberts, John Fordyce and Tim Carton

Just north of Scotland’s border with England, near the River Teviot, sits the Scottish town Hawick. Hawick sits in the council area Scottish Borders. Many miles away from Scotland’s major whisky producing areas, notably the distillery dense whisky region Speyside, Scottish Borders’ last distillery is thought to have closed its doors in 1837.

In recent years, distilleries have begun sprouting in Scottish Borders. One is the Kelso Gin Company. The other, which is of more interest to whisky fans, is the Borders Distillery.

Fast forward to 6 March 2018. That day, at precisely 10.11am, new make spirit started to trickle out of a copper pot still under the watchful eye of staff at the Borders Distillery – this marked the first time in about 181 years that new make was produced in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland with a view to making it into whisky (well, legally at least!). Continue reading

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The Chita Single Grain Japanese whisky

Type: Single grain Japanese whisky

Origin: Japan Japan on Google Android 8.1

ABV: 43%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Continue reading

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Royal Salute 21 year old Scotch whisky

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My cousin, Stefan, pouring me a dram of Royal Salute at my wedding

Type: Blended Scotch whisky

Origin: Scotland flag-for-scotland_1f3f4-e0067-e0062-e0073-e0063-e0074-e007f.png

ABV: 40%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 30 year old (OB, sherry cask, 44.6%, 1986)

Type: Single malt Scotch whisky

Origin: Islay, Scotland flag-for-scotland_1f3f4-e0067-e0062-e0073-e0063-e0074-e007f.png

ABV: 44.6%

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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

Type: Single grain Japanese whisky

Origin: Japan Japan on Google Android 8.1

ABV: 45%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Continue reading

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Bruichladdich 32 year old (OB, 48.7%)

Type: Single malt Scotch whisky

Origin: Scotland flag-for-scotland_1f3f4-e0067-e0062-e0073-e0063-e0074-e007f.png

ABV: 48.7%

Malt Mileage rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Continue reading

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