Month: January 2018

Scottish whisky becomes British whisky!

Scottish whisky becomes British whisky!

Oh no they didn’t? Yes they did! Marks&Spencer, M&S, started last year to label and market Scottish whisky as British while whisky distilled south of the border was as earlier labeled as English. The practice started as early as in late summer of 2017. Customers […]

Highland Park Edinburgh Airport & World of Whiskies

Highland Park Edinburgh Airport & World of Whiskies

Yes! Time for another new single cask release from Highland Park. This time for Edinburgh Airport & World of Whiskies. It will be available from the 31st of January. Here you can find an updated list of all the Highland Park single cask releases since […]

Highland Park 50 years old

Highland Park 50 years old

2018 will be giving is many whiskies to long for! This one is on the top of our wish list.

Only 274 bottles will be released!

Glen Garioch 1995 Small Batch Cask Strength Release!

Glen Garioch 1995 Small Batch Cask Strength Release!

A new small batch cask strength release from Glen Garioch is soon to be expected. This is distilled in 1995 just before the distillery was shutdown, meaning it’ll be slightly peated!   Batch no : 10 Age : 16 years Distilled : 1995 Bottled : […]

Isle of Raasay Distillery opens its visitor centre!

Isle of Raasay Distillery opens its visitor centre!

Today the Isle of Raasay Distillery reaches another important milestone in its history by opening their visitor centre for tours, the visitor’s centre is located in Borodale House where they also offer accommodation for their visitors. The distillery is the first legal distillery on the […]

Dallas Dhu reopens for production?

Dallas Dhu reopens for production?

2017 was the year when many closed distilleries officially announced to restart production within near future.

2018 starts off with new information regarding Dallas Dhu surfacing. Discussions are finally going to take place to decide upon Dallas Dhu’s future. Dallas Dhu is Scotland’s only historical distillery and it’s being used today as a museum, it’s also on of the most visited tourist attractions in the Speyside area.

MSP Richard Lochhead has for several years been the driving force to evolve and develop Dallas Dhu, he’s also behind the suggestions now being discussed between Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop and Historic Environment Scotland who are responsible for the site today.

MSP Richard Lochheads said :

”Dallas Dhu is wonderfully unique in that it is Scotland’s only historic distillery and it is a site that has a huge amount of potential not only to restart production of a famous whisky but to play wider roles in the Scotch whisky sector.”

The discussion to restart production started in 2016 when Diageo informed they have no objection to the restart of whisky production at Dallas Dhu if Historic Environment Scotland opted to do so. However, it’s now in 2018 proper discussions will take place to realize the bold new plans. Suggestions have also been made to make Dallas Dhu the home to a new National Centre for Whisky Excellence.

Dallash Dhu was closed for production in 1983 by Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd, today Diageo, when cuts was made to production. Brora, Port Ellen and Rosebank were other distilleries being closed during these times. All of these distilleries will be restarted once again according to Diageo’s decisions in 2017. Benromach and Bladnoch are two distilleries that already have been reopened.

 

Sherrybomb of the Day! Lady of the Glen – Tobermory

Sherrybomb of the Day! Lady of the Glen – Tobermory

Bottler : Lady of the Glen Distillery : Tobermory Cask no : 900154 (single cask) Cask type : Oloroso Sherry Butt Age : 8 years old Distilled : 2nd Oct 2008 Bottled : 24th Jul 2017 ABV : 68.2% (cask strength) Number of bottles : […]

Arbikie releases their first Scottish Rye Spirit

Arbikie releases their first Scottish Rye Spirit

While waiting for their first scotch single malt the Highland single estate distillery Arbikie released in mid-Dec 2017 their very first Rye Spirit. Arbikie aims to produce two versions of Rye Whisky, one in line with the Scotch Whisky Regulations being called Scottish Rye Whisky and […]

Highland Park Cinderella Whisky Fair 10th Anniversary

Highland Park Cinderella Whisky Fair 10th Anniversary

Cinderella Whisky Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary with this new single cask release from Highland Park. The release is only available on-board Viking Line Cinderella during their Whisky Fair which commenced yesterday.

The official name of this release is Cinderella Whisky Fair 10th Anniversary, however it’ll for sure also be called Viking Line batch 3.

Here you can find an updated list of all the Highland Park single cask releases since 2016!

Other ”Swedish” Highland Park single cask releases

 

Cinderella Whisky Fair 10th Anniversary

Cask no : 3824

Age : 14 years old

Distilled : 2003

Bottled : 2017

Cask type : 1st fill American Sherry Oak

ABV : 59%

Price : 1299 SEK (£115)

Notes : WITH jute bag. Alternative name ”Viking Line batch 3”. 594 bottles.

Photo credit : Fredrik Bergkvist

 

 

End of early morning beers at the airport?

End of early morning beers at the airport?

A review by the House of Lords is calling for an end to 24/7-open restaurants and bars at airports in the UK. The Home Office is planning to extend the Licensing Act 2003 to include airport restaurants and bars. The change will mean the local […]