Ardbeg Day

This Saturday, 5th June 2021 is Ardbeg Day. There is still time to join The Committee and take part in this annual celebration. For those who don’t know, Ardbeg Day is the last Saturday of Fèis Ìle – The Islay Festival of Malt and Music – and celebrates all things Ardbeg. While this year willContinue reading “Ardbeg Day”

Glenmorangie X

Glenmorangie has just released a new single malt specially crafted to be used for mixing! This newest whisky is a combination of malts aged in ex-bourbon and newly charred oak casks, which highlight the signature sweet and fruit forward style of the brand. Why make a single malt specifically for mixing? Dr. Bill Lumsden saidContinue reading “Glenmorangie X”

US Suspends Scotch Whisky Tariffs

You’ve probably heard that the US has suspended tariffs on UK goods, including those imposed on Single Malt Whisky. In a tariff battle that has raged for years, and was sparked by the aviation industry, consumers were particularly dismayed when our beloved whisky was one of the categories caught up in the fracas. Not onlyContinue reading “US Suspends Scotch Whisky Tariffs”

Julieann Fernandez – From Criminal Science to Whisky Blender

At just 29 years old, Julieann Fernandez is the Master Blender for the Distell Group, which includes Bunnahabhain, Deanston, and Tobermory distilleries. Always interested in science, she went to university with an eye towards becoming a forensic scientist, but when doing her placement between her 3rd and 4th year, she was drawn to a labContinue reading “Julieann Fernandez – From Criminal Science to Whisky Blender”

Fake Whisky

Did you hear the one about the man who paid over $10,000 for a single shot of an 1878 Macallan? This was reportedly the most money ever paid for a dram and turns out, the Scotch was a fake! The Chinese millionaire bought the drink from a Swiss luxury hotel, which has a place inContinue reading “Fake Whisky”

Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo

Diageo is the world’s biggest whisky producer (although they provide other drinks, as well) with over 200 brands under their umbrella. Maureen Robinson has been working in the whisky industry, and with Diageo, for over 40 years. She is Diageo’s Master Blender and oversees Single Malts, blends, as well as their yearly Special Releases, whichContinue reading “Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo”

First Lady of Scotch

Dr. Rachel Barrie has worked in the whisky industry for nearly 30 years, is one of only a few women master blenders in the world, has been inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame, and is the Keeper of the Quaich. In 1991, Dr. Barrie started as a research scientist at The Scotch Whisky ResearchContinue reading “First Lady of Scotch”

Introducing the DB5 1964

For those gearhead whisky lovers out there, start your engines for this racy offer! Bowmore and Aston Martin have come together for a unique collaboration. These iconic companies have crafted 25 specialty bottles of the exceptionally rare Bowmore Black 1964 and paired each bottle with a genuine Aston Martin DB5 piston, giving you the BlackContinue reading “Introducing the DB5 1964”

Glenfiddich

This article was originally written for Whisk(e)y Network. You can find the original here. Dufftown is a wee village in the heart of Speyside, surrounded by farms, fields, and best of all – distilleries! You can easily walk to the likes of Glenfiddich right from town; a good idea if you’re planning to imbibe duringContinue reading “Glenfiddich”

Campbeltown

Campbeltown is the smallest whisky producing region in Scotland with only 3 distilleries. And yet, it is legally recognized as a unique Whisky producing region. Why?  Formerly able to boast the title “Whisky capital of the world”, Campbeltown once had over 30 distilleries in the area (which is the Kyntire peninsula, a 30mile stretch ofContinue reading “Campbeltown”