Tag Archives: Speyside single malts

• 11 Best Whiskies for Burns Night Coming Up January 25

Mark Burns Night in suitable style: with a dram of one of these whiskies, all hailing from the British Isles – with one exception for renegade celebrators. 1. Lagaluvin 16-year-old single malt: £48.50, 70cl, waitrosecellar.com The pride of Islay, Lagaluvin’s standard single malt is a consistent winner of high scores in the whisky ratings world, […]

• What type of whisky fan are you?

What type of whisky fan are you?

Whisky is a spirit on the rise, spurred by an unprecedented number of new releases and the local pride that followed a Tasmanian distiller recently being named the world’s finest. But if you think cyclists are tribal with their neat little divisions into fixie-riders, roadies and mountain bikers, they have nothing compared on the clans […]

• Diageo aims to make Mortlach the next big luxury brand

Diageo aims to make Mortlach the next big luxury brand

Diageo will release four new expressions of Scotch brand Mortlach over the next year in a bid to make it a major player in the single malt category. The Mortlach distillery was built in 1823 as the first in Dufftown, Speyside, which now houses the likes of Glenfiddich and Balvenie. Diageo has historically released just […]

20K burning a hole in your pocket? Macallan single malt in Lalique makes a nice gift

20K burning a hole in your pocket? Macallan single malt in Lalique makes a nice gift

Famed Speyside distillery The Macallan and legendary crystal maker Lalique are coming out with their latest highly-prized collaboration in time for the holidays. The Macallan in Lalique Curiously Small Stills decanter, the fourth in the covetable series of single malt presentations, contains an exceptionally rare 60-year-old whisky. Limited to only 400 numbered pieces worldwide, with only 72 of […]

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• Looking rosy for Scotland’s distilleries

Looking rosy for Scotland’s distilleries

The river of whisky flowing through Strathspey is now in full spate. Production has been cranked up to meet the surge in scotch whisky sales abroad. In the past decade the value of exports has risen by 60% to £3.45billion. Which, according to the Scotch Whisky Association, equates to more than £100 a second. I […]

• Distillers cut carbon bill by turning whisky by-products into energy

Distillers cut carbon bill by turning whisky by-products into energy

A group of distillers in Rothes, Scotland, began building a power plant this week that turns whisky by-products into energy and could cut total carbon emissions from the Scotch whisky industry by 6 per cent. Seven distillers operating in the Rothes area, ranging from big names like Diageo to smaller ones like BenRiach, created a […]

• The Zen of Kosher Scotch

The Zen of Kosher Scotch

As anyone who has visited the dry garden at the Zen temple Ryoanji, in Kyoto, Japan, can tell you, it’s not just the raw materials that make a site worth visiting. If raked gravel were all it took to attract tourists, then the world’s quarries would be mobbed. Likewise, the aura that surrounds Scottish whisky […]

• Master of Malt releases new Scotch liqueur

Master of Malt releases new Scotch liqueur

Master of Malt have created a whisky liqueur for single malt Scotch whisky drinkers. Master of Malt’s Whisky liqueur is made exclusively with all-sherry matured, 10 year old single malt whisky from a very famous Speyside distillery. It is flavoured with many Christmassy spices including cinnamon and cloves, and two kinds of orange peel. The […]

• Yowz! World’s First Triple Malt Blend, Monkey Shoulder

Yowz! World’s First Triple Malt Blend, Monkey Shoulder

The world’s first ‘triple malt’ whisky, Monkey Shoulder, has been launched in Australia and will be available to the trade from March. Made in small batches (27 casks) from three Speyside single malt whiskies from the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries, it is then aged in American oak casks for a smoother, richer taste. Slow maturation […]

• 5 Macallan single malts have distinctive tastes. Taste here.

5 Macallan single malts have distinctive tastes. Taste here.

In the world of single malt Scotch, there are a few distilleries that stand above the others in the minds of many aficionados. Certainly, the Macallan is one of them. Elegant. Luxurious. Its product is sometimes called “the Cognac of single malts.” In an industry that typically ages its whiskies in used American Bourbon barrels, […]

• Line up for your bottle of 64 Yr Old Macallan Single Malt. Just $16,000 a bottle

Line up for your bottle of 64 Yr Old Macallan Single Malt. Just $16,000 a bottle

The Macallan is a famous distillery from Speyside. They have been known for releasing optimally aged whiskeys over the years. Their aging and blending process make the whisky something that the connoisseurs wait for. They are again producing an ultra exclusive limited edition bottles of precious whisky distilled in 1946. This is being done in […]

• Ever dreamed about making whisky? Enter this contest & you could be on your way to Scotland

Ever dreamed about making whisky? Enter this contest & you could be on your way to Scotland

Our friends at The Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky are launching a global competition to find four whisky maker candidates. And one of them could be you. Four winners will fly to Scotland and stay at the distillery in Speyside, for a special week starting Sunday, May 8, 2011. If you’re chosen, you’ll learn the time-honored […]