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Tag Archives: Islay

• Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

The bottle: Tequila Herradura Scotch Cask Finish Reposado, $89.99 The back story: We all know about when Harry met Sally. But how about when tequila met Scotch? If the latter doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because it’s not. Tequila Herradura, a respected maker of Mexico’s signature spirit, believes it has come out with the first-ever version […]

• 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 […]

• Whisky Fans, Your Guide to Islay ‘Queen of the Hebrides’

Whisky Fans, Your Guide to Islay ‘Queen of the Hebrides’

Or, as it’s even more affectionately known to whisky fans, ‘the one with all the distilleries on it’. For anyone who enjoys a good single malt, this island in the Scottish inner Hebrides (the most southerly one, just west of the Mull of Kintyre, and south of Jura) is essentially a very picturesque whisky theme […]

• Top 10 Women In Whisky

Top 10 Women In Whisky

From bloggers and event organisers to distributors and distillers there are plenty of women doing their bit to shake up the typically perceived male dominated world of whisky. In his 2013 book release, Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey, US writer Fred Minnick details how it was women, not […]

• World Whiskies Awards 2013

World Whiskies Awards 2013

The World Whiskies Awards took place in London last week, where more than 300 whiskies battled it out during three intensive blind tasting rounds, for the coveted title of ‘2013 World’s Best Whiskies’. After last year’s Japanese domination of the single malt category, Islay’s Ardbeg Distillery carries off the top single malt title, returning the […]

• Suntory proves overseas ownership can be good for Scotch

Suntory proves overseas ownership can be good for Scotch

SCOTLAND has had at least its fair share of trouble from decisions by big overseas companies over the decades. It has probably had more than its share, if you consider the raft of plant closures by global electronics players, among them Motorola, NEC and Freescale, which have within the past 20 years cost many thousands […]

• Six Top Single Malt Scotches

Six Top Single Malt Scotches

Single malt Scotch remains a distiller’s pièce de résistance in a portfolio. Single malt Scotch—made with whiskies from a single Scotch distillery—remains one of the showpieces of the spirit world. To consumers, it’s still the bottle most likely to be given as a gift—to someone special, or to yourself. To distillers, it’s often the pièce […]

• Bowmore Launches A Devilish New Single Malt

Bowmore Launches A Devilish New Single Malt

The Bowmore distillery on Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, has launched The Devil’s Casks – a single malt Scotch whisky that has been matured exclusively – and unusually – for 10 years in first fill sherry casks. This non chill-filtered, small batch release has been created to celebrate one of Islay’s most […]

• Islay’s Oldest Single Malt Scotch to Be Auctioned This Fall

Islay’s Oldest Single Malt Scotch to Be Auctioned This Fall

Bowmore will auction 2 bottles of the 54-year-old whisky (for a pretty penny); only 12 bottles exist. Want to add some 54-year-old single malt to your liquor cabinet? Better be willing to pay a hefty price. Bowmore has decided to auction two of its 12 bottles of Bowmore 1957 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky — […]

• Remy in talks to buy Islay distiller Bruichladdich

Remy in talks to buy Islay distiller Bruichladdich

Remy looking to tap booming demand for premium whisky. French spirits group Remy Cointreau is in exclusive talks to buy Scottish whisky maker Bruichladdich Distillery as it looks to tap booming demand for premium whisky from emerging markets in Asia. Remy Cointreau, the maker of Remy Martin cognac, Cointreau Liqueur and Mount Gay Rum, sold […]

• Tasting: New Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Tasting: New Laphroaig 18 Year Old

“A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a Laphroaig tasting held at Albannach (a posh whisky bar in Trafalgar Square in London).  I’m not often invited to this sort of event as I’m not very important in the grand scheme of things and very few people know who I am – the majority of the […]

• L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

L.A.’s Palm Restaurant – A Fabulous Bourbon and Scotch Tasting Dinner

Have you been to a special event dinner at the Palm yet? You should. Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant General Manager & Wine Director, manages to make every moment totally fun. Food pairing dinners can be tedious and serious with detailed recitations of where the food came from, its DNA, the farmer’s name who grew it, the […]

• Whisky investment ‘as good as wine’

Whisky investment ‘as good as wine’

Bottles of whisky from long-demolished distilleries can be as solid as wine as an investment, the Financial Times says. The recession of the 1980s led to the wholesale closure of whisky distilleries, with the result that there are bottles around today whose distilleries are long-gone, the newspaper reported in an article last week. Whisky writer […]

• Demand hits Laphroaig 10-year-old supplies

Demand hits Laphroaig 10-year-old supplies

Laphroaig is facing up to a shortage of its signature 10-year-old Islay single malt as global demand for age statement whisky continues to take producers unawares. Whisky producers around the world have been struggling to keep up with demand amid a boom in interest in age statement single malts, driven particularly by the US and […]

Nissan Leaf powered by… single malt scotch?! Cheers!

Nissan Leaf powered by… single malt scotch?! Cheers!

Seeing cars powered by alcohol is nothing new. After all, that’s what ethanol is. But as expensive as gasoline might get, fueling a car on single malt scotch would be more wasteful than lighting your cigar with a hundred-dollar bill. Yet that’s just what one Mark Reynier is doing. Well, almost, but not quite. Reynier […]

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