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Glengoyne launches 7th Cask Strength single malt

Glengoyne Distillery has announced the launch of Cask Strength Batch No. 007. It’s the first in their Cask Strength collection to feature a small proportion of bourbon barrels in the cask recipe, besides the usual first-fill American and European oak Oloroso sherry casks. John Glass, Malt Master at Glengoyne Distillery, explains: “The bourbon parcel we used in the distillation of Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch No. 007 brought in a sweetness and a burst of vanilla, which adds a roundness and depth to this sherry-dominant whisky. The bourbon plays a light, but important, part in the overall cask recipe.” According to… Read More

The best whisky festivals around the world

It’s spring, which means that the international whisky festival season is about to start. We’ve compiled a list with some of the best, must-attend events for whisky enthusiasts. Experience the ultimate whisky entertainment at an international whisky event, at the exact location where your favorite whisky is created. 1. Spirit of Speyside Festival (May 1-6) The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival takes place at multiple locations, throughout the beautiful Scottish Speyside region. More info: SpiritOfSpeyside.com 2. Highland Whisky Festival (May 10-17) Several whisky distilleries have teamed up to host the first Highland Whisky Festival, which takes place at Wolfburn,… Read More

Sazerac launches Mister Sam Blended Whiskey

Sazerac has announced the release of Mister Sam Tribute Whiskey, a limited edition blended whiskey created to pay tribute to late Seagram’s leader Sam Bronfman. This blend of Canadian and American whiskeys comes in a wooden box that includes a copy of ‘From Little Acorns’, a book written by Sam Bronfman in 1970 about the history of the Seagram’s company. Fittingly, the blend’s recipe was created by Sazerac Master Blender Drew Mayville, a native Canadian now living in Kentucky. Mister Sam Tribute Whiskey is bottled at Sazerac’s Old Montreal Distillery at 66.9% abv (133.8 Proof) and will be released… Read More

The English Whisky Co. announces new Virgin Oak matured single malt

The Roudham, Norfolk-based The English Whisky Co. have announced the release of a new Small Batch Release whisky. This single malt was distilled in July 2013 and spent its life in virgin American oak casks, until bottling in March 2019. Only 2.689 bottles of this English single malt whisky are available world wide. Andrew Nelstrop, owner of The English Whisky Company, says “What started off as an experiment has turned out to be a winner. We are really thrilled with this single malt whisky.” The English Small Batch Release Virgin Oak is bottled at 46% abv and sold at a… Read More

Highland Park announces first wine cask finished single malt

Rioja news from the island of Orkney: Highland Park Distillery has announced the release of their very first Spanish Rioja wine cask matured single malt: Twisted Tattoo. Casks have a major influence on the flavour of whisky, driving both natural colour and distinctive character through the cask wood and its seasoning. Although Highland Park whisky is traditionally matured in sherry-seasoned oak casks, for the 16 year old Twisted Tattoo bourbon casks were used, but this time combined with a high percentage of casks seasoned with rich and full-bodied Spanish Rioja wine. Highland Park’s Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, created… Read More

Send us your feedback and WIN

Ever since the launch of the first version of the Whisky Suggest App, we’ve used our members’ useful feedback to improve the app. Multiple member-suggested changes have already been implemented in your whisky app, and even more improvements are coming soon. But we’re always looking for more feedback, tips and suggestions. Try the app & WIN whisky We’re very curious to hear what you think about the latest version of your Whisky Suggest App. In fact, we’re so curious, that we’re giving away a bottle of single malt, bourbon or any other type of whisky. Which one? Well, that depends:… Read More

Whisky Rumours: Spring 2019 Edition

In the United States, all alcoholic beverage manufacturers must submit the labels of their products to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval. These labels are published on the TTB website under the Freedom of Information Act, which means that they’re available to see before the whiskies are released. Although it’s definitely not a guarantee that the submitted labels will actually end up on whisky bottles, or that these bottles will be released in any country other than the US, it is very interesting to look at. We all love rumours, right? These are some… Read More

Game of Thrones Whisky Series Available for Pre-Order

The Game of Thrones whisky series has been available in the United States since last November, but it will hit the stores in other parts of the world soon, too. Diageo announced that the 8 whiskies are available for pre-order at most specialty stores, as well as via Amazon. The estimated dispatch date is mid-February. The eight Game of Thrones whiskies are: Cardhu Gold Reserve – House Targaryen; ABV 40%; RRP: €54,95 Clynelish Reserve – House Tyrell; ABV 51.2%; RRP: €54,95 Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost – House Stark; ABV 43%; RRP: €54,95… Read More

10 Unique New Whiskies

Hundreds of new whiskies are launched every month, which makes it quite hard to keep track of all things new to try. We highlight ten of the most remarkable whisky releases of the past two months that you might have missed. Ayrer’s Mastercut At a whopping 75.8% abv (or 151.6 proof), Ayrer’s Mastercut is the world’s strongest single malt whisky. This German whisky was matured in American Oak casks, ex-Oloroso sherry casks and ex-Port casks and limited to only 200 bottles.   House of McCallum Mc Pink House of McCallum is a new independent bottler, founded by… Read More

The Different Types of Whisky Glasses

A glass is just a glass, right? Well, when it comes to drinking whisky, it’s not. The size, shape and even type of glass can greatly influence the way flavors and scents are perceived. Try one of these eight glasses – listed in no particular order – to enjoy drinking your whisky even more. 1. Glencairn A Glencairn is one of the most popular and well-known types of whisky glasses. It has a narrow tip, a wider base and a short and solid stem. This results in a sturdy glass that lets the whisky’s odors come forward. Price:… Read More