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Blog posts for tag: Whisky

GlenDronach v BenRiach - Battle of the ages

17 Jan 2017
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Satisfied with our discoveries of the first subject, it's time to break the seal on the one I've been excited about, the senior of the two; the BenRiach. This Moscatel cask finished 22-year-old whisky was originally aged in unused American bourbon barrels…

SMWS Launch Free Whisky Concierge Service

22 Dec 2016
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You’ll sample drams from the Society’s range of 12 flavour profiles and this may lead you to take one or two of them home, or even whet your appetite for one of the 60 new single cask whiskies that they’ve released in time for Christmas…

The Top 4 Whiskey Shops in Houston

6 Dec 2016
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Houston is a whiskey town, no doubt about it. Some of the best live music bars, ol’ time speakeasies, steakhouses, and fajita restaurants operate out of Houston, and fine whiskey plays a starring role on the menu in most all of ‘em!

Duking It Out Over The Last Drop Of Indian Single Malt Rampur

22 Nov 2016
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The flavours do not linger on the palate for ages and those who like their whisky with a long finish might find it a little abrupt, however, anyone who is in the mood for a smooth, sweet and creamy malt with a subtle, fiery kick at the end should look no further than Rampur…

Experience The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Leith Vaults, Edinburgh

12 Feb 2016
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It’s pretty much the ideal setting for sipping whisky and solving the world’s problems. Which is good, because that’s exactly the reason I’m here at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s beautiful building The Vaults, in Leith – to taste whisky, which as I’ve pointed out, I really don’t know much about…

R&B Distiller Whiskies ‘While We Wait’ and ‘Borders’: More Character than a Quentin Tarantino Movie

25 Jan 2016
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With a light pink, almost rosé colour probably lent to it from its ageing in Tuscan red wine oak casks, the peated whisky boasts lingering notes of salt and seaweed on the nose and as red fruit and smoke on the palate, making it both a superb digestif and a bold preprandial...

Enjoy the Best of Times (Not the Worst) with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve

25 Jan 2016
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Once the sky blue box is open, out comes a bottle wrapped in parchment paper on which is printed an ancient Distiller’s Licence, which adds to the hallowed mystique of this particular brand of single malt. Its nose is zesty and sweet...

Four Festive Cocktails with a Taste of Ireland

29 Dec 2015
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If there’s one nation of people that knows how to celebrate, it’s the Irish. The craic surrounding Christmas gets raised to epic proportion and the fuel that fires a lot of the wee hours chant-a-longs is their beloved whiskey. We got our greedy paws on a selection as well as some accompanying cocktail recipes that we’d like to share with you...

3 London Whisky Joints Where You Can Warm Your Cockles This Christmas

22 Dec 2015
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With the winter winds whipping at our feet, the treacherous commute to the family home looming large and a St Nick-style boss in every office about to let loose with his naughty and nice Christmas bonus lists, there’s no drink that can murmur liquid consolation or hoot sweet jubilation to Londoners over the festive season...

We learn from the Masters of (Nikka All) Malt at Rev JW Simpson’s Spirited Sermon

14 Dec 2015
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We take our seats in the cosy, candle-lit bar and peruse the bespoke menu for this evening that the diligent bar team has fashioned around the spirit de jour, Nikka. Stefanie Holt, the Brand Ambassador who’s running the evening ushers groups to a tall table to talk through the history of Nikka...