Grant’s Triple Wood

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Type: Blended Scotch whisky

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

ABV: 40%

Price: AU$56

Grant’s has recently announced that it is “refreshing” its brand with the introduction of new packaging and a new name for its signature blend. The fresh faced Grant’s “Triple Wood” is one of the whiskies in the Grant’s line up to receive a new face lift.   Continue reading “Grant’s Triple Wood”

The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh (Scotch Malt Whisky Society)

A couple of blocks away from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh offers diners immaculately crafted modern Scottish fare and a huge selection of single malt in a grand four storey Georgian building that imbues old world charm.     Continue reading “The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh (Scotch Malt Whisky Society)”

Glengoyne 10 Year Old ‘Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne’ Limited Edition tin

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Jolomo with the “Spring Blossoms” painting and the limited edition Glengoyne 10 year old tin. Source: supplied

The Glengoyne distillery has recently collaborated with Glasgow School of Art graduate John Lowrie Morrison OBE (otherwise known as “Jolomo”) to produce the third release in a series of specially commissioned seasonal paintings which are inspired by the distillery. This third release, “Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne”, are set to be printed on limited edition Glengoyne 10 Year Old gift tins just in time for Christmas.  Continue reading “Glengoyne 10 Year Old ‘Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne’ Limited Edition tin”

Introducing two new Australian single malts by the Corowa Distilling Co: First Drop and Bosque Verde

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Corowa whisky launch at Bad Frankie in Fitzroy

In New South Wales, sitting to northern side of the Murray River just over the boarder with Victoria, is Corowa Whisky & Chocolate. About eight and a half years ago Corowa decided it wanted to make whisky, but it was not until the day before Father’s day 2018 that it launched two single malts:  First Drop and Bosque Verde.   Continue reading “Introducing two new Australian single malts by the Corowa Distilling Co: First Drop and Bosque Verde”

News flash: Chivas Regal 18 year old’s fresh new look

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Chivas Regal 18 year old’s fresh new look

Chivas Regal 18 year old will have a fresh new look. Coinciding with a new global campaign announced by Chivas, bottles of Chivas Regal will have a new label and box design. Continue reading “News flash: Chivas Regal 18 year old’s fresh new look”

News flash: Glengoyne launches batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength series, the first ever to be 100% matured in sherry oak casks

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Sherry lovers, take heed. The Glengoyne distillery has released batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength series, and it is the first ever in the series to be 100% matured in sherry oak casks.  Continue reading “News flash: Glengoyne launches batch No. 6 of its Cask Strength series, the first ever to be 100% matured in sherry oak casks”

Bruichladdich 32 year old (OB, bourbon cask, 43.7%, 1984)

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Type: Single malt Scotch whisky

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

ABV: 43.7%

Age: 32 years 

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This Bruichladdich 32 year old was distilled in 1984 and filled into ex-bourbon casks on 31 December of that same year. Many years later in 2008, Bruichladdich’s former master distiller Jim McEwan re-casked this whisky into fresh bourbon. This whisky comes from the last 12 casks of the 1984 “legacy distillation”, and it was finally drawn on 20 September 2017. 

The results of this long maturation in bourbon wood, which lasted 32 years, are spectacular.    Continue reading “Bruichladdich 32 year old (OB, bourbon cask, 43.7%, 1984)”

News flash: Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition launched, and one could be yours for a cool US$10,000

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Royal Salute has launched its Royal Wedding Edition, in tribute to the forthcoming marriage between Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) and Meghan Markle which will take place on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle.  Continue reading “News flash: Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition launched, and one could be yours for a cool US$10,000”

News flash: Bruichladdich to relaunch Port Charlotte single malt whisky

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The Bruichladdich distillery is set to relaunch Port Charlotte, which is the Islay distillery’s heavily peated single malt whisky.

Continue reading “News flash: Bruichladdich to relaunch Port Charlotte single malt whisky”