Oban’s Lifeboat Whisky a big hit

A few weeks back a couple of bottles of special 18 year old Oban were sold at Glasbow’ Mulberry Bank Auction House. The proceeds going to the Oban Lifeboat Station, in honor of their 40 years in operation. Estimates were between £140 and £180, but both sold for £260! There are another 295 bottles of… Continue reading Oban’s Lifeboat Whisky a big hit

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Review – Highland Park 12

Although we have many reviews to publish in the coming days and weeks, we are happy to kick-off our whisky reviews with a member of the Common Man’s Whisky Hall of Fame, 12 year old Highland Park. “It is such an ensemble cast that the entire production becomes the star. This is different than I… Continue reading Review – Highland Park 12

About Scotch Malt Whisky

From the primer article About Scotch Malt Whisky… Scotch malt whisky ranks high among the most popular beverages of all time. It can have a beguiling aroma that evokes sense memories of spring gardens, or roaring fires, tropical islands, or storms at sea, savory feasts, or gourmet confectionery, sometimes all from the same glass. “Complex”… Continue reading About Scotch Malt Whisky

BenRiach Acquires Glenglassaugh Distillery!

I have been so busy putting together the new webiste, and going to Whisky Live, that I did not even see the news that Glenglassaugh has been purchased by BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd, which also owns the sherry monster Glendronach, and is backed by South African and Scottish capital. The deal was completed on Friday,… Continue reading BenRiach Acquires Glenglassaugh Distillery!

April Feature Review – Whisky Live!

Whisky Live New York 2013 Whisky Live took place Wednesday night, April 3, on Pier Sixty in New York City, one of 16 cities around the globe that host the “World’s Premiere Whisky Tasting Show.” And it was a rousing, educational and entertaining success. Those attending were greeted and treated to countless varieties of malt… Continue reading April Feature Review – Whisky Live!

Spirit of Speyside Festival soon approaching

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2013 will take place May 2 -6. Tickets and Information And while you are over there, make sure to take one of the many special tours that week available at Glenfarclas, one of the great family-owned makers of traditional single malt whisky. Prices range from £20 to £40 per… Continue reading Spirit of Speyside Festival soon approaching

Glenglassaugh on the move at home and abroad

Glenglassaugh is following up the award winning success of their young single malts, Revival, and Evolution, by expanding production to some 100 cask-fillings a week. They have also made some successful overtures in Italy and Russia, and will be promoting their resurrected distillery’s products at the following exhibits. Nicholls & Perks Whisky Festival, Stourbridge, in… Continue reading Glenglassaugh on the move at home and abroad

Auchentoshan set for another new expression

And inside source at Gruppo Campari has hinted at a new, reasonably priced Auchentoshan that should be appearing soon. Currently named “American Oak”, it will be a core range whisky without an age statement, but should be a somewhat older vatting than Auchentoshan Classic, while containing spirit younger than their 12 yo expression. Like the… Continue reading Auchentoshan set for another new expression

Highland Park releases Loki Special Edition

Highland Park has released the second offering from the Valhalla collection, a range of whiskies named for supreme figures of Norse mythology. And it sounds like Loki will be anything but low key. Aged 15 years in a mixture of sherry and “heavily peated” casks, and bottled at 48.7%, this could prove one sweet yet… Continue reading Highland Park releases Loki Special Edition