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London Cocktail Week and Woodford Reserve

on September 16th, 2016 in Editorial, Whisky Events, World Whisky by dan | No Comments

SIX BARS. THREE NIGHTS. ONE LOCATION. ONE BOURBON. Thats the pitch by drink up London, a London focused cocktail, wine and whisky site. Warning: If you are not in London, or can’t get here, and you don’t care about what things are going on, you might want to skip this…

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Extemely Rare 60yo Glen Grant 1952 up for Auction

on September 14th, 2016 in Auctions, Editorial, Single Malt Whisky, Speyside by dan | No Comments

An exceptional range of fine wines, whiskies and select spirits will be on offer from 10am on 12th October 2016 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ London base, Bloomsbury House. Of particular note is lot 105, a very rare bottle of Glen Grant from 1952, commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Contained…

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Whisky Advertising as it Should be.

on October 29th, 2015 in Editorial, Scottish, Single Malt Whisky, Speyside by dan | No Comments

Let me start by saying I hate interruptive advertising with a passion that would stagger the average person. Think Carl Pilkington on steroids! The advertising industry needs to wake up, modernise, and stop relying on decades old advertising techniques. With that said, while I was trying to watch a owl…

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Investing in whisky

on October 27th, 2015 in Editorial, Single Malt Whisky by dan | No Comments

Whisky has existed for hundreds of years (thank god), with its first recorded mention dated to June 1, 1495. By comparison, whisky’s lifetime as an investable asset class has been microscopic – the concept was pretty alien until 1989, when Bonham’s held its first ever dedicated whisky auction. After a…

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Tudor Ice Launches an Ice Revolution on Kickstarter

on September 30th, 2015 in Editorial by dan | No Comments

America’s oldest ice company is launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a patent-pending new angle on premium ice that is clean, slow-melting and pure: And It’s almost 100% funded! MIAMI (October 20, 2015) – The 209 year old ice company originally founded by “IceKing” Frederic Tudor recently launched a Kickstarter…

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Overseas Workers add to International Mixologists in Scotland

on April 13th, 2015 in Editorial by dan | No Comments

Working in the UK it makes me pleased to note that our beautiful isles attract some of the best minds in the world to visit and bring there unique skills with them. This is manifested in connoisseurs of whisky from all over the world have made Speyside their home because…

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Glasgow Distillery: Prometheus Whisky

on December 17th, 2014 in Editorial, Speyside by dan | No Comments

A precious batch of aged single malt Speyside casks has been acquired by Glasgow Distillery and is to be launched under the brand name Prometheus. The coveted liquid was left to quietly sleep for nearly three decades until it was awoken after a chance meeting between Liam Hughes, CEO of…

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What is Travel Edition Whisky and Why Does it Exist?

on November 21st, 2014 in Blended whisky, Editorial by dan | No Comments

I was reading a PR piece from whisky giant JOHNNIE WALKER™, in this piece they wanted to announce a travel whisky: ” JOHNNIE WALKER® GOLD LABEL RESERVE™ EXCLUSIVE TRAVELLERS’ EDITION”. As I was feeling devil may care, and didn’t plan to fly in the near future, I asked: “i’ve never…

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Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig

on November 7th, 2014 in Blended whisky, Editorial by dan | No Comments

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is launching a luxurious new limited edition to complement its award-winning blended malts range. The new ‘Velvet Fig’ comprises specially selected single malts matured wholly in ex Oloroso sherry casks, evoking rich autumn and winter fruits and spices. Knowing their customers’ passion for whiskies matured in…

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Glengoyne- The Travel Retail Masters

on November 5th, 2014 in Editorial by dan | No Comments

Press release from the Travel Retail awards: i’m not normally one to copy paste press releases, but this one stood out and will inform another post we’re dreaming up. Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has rounded off a year of spectacular award wins with three top prizes at The…

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