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Tag Archives: Speyside

• 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 […]

• Drinking Whisky Creates JOBS!

Drinking Whisky Creates JOBS!

Diageo to create 1,000 jobs and splash out £1bn to expand, as Asia, Africa and South America get the taste for Scotch whisky. Diageo is to invest £1billion in its Scotch whisky production over the next five years to meet growing demand from the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America and Africa. The move will […]

• First Taste of The Glenrothes Vintage 1995

First Taste of The Glenrothes Vintage 1995

The latest release in the vintage program of The Glenrothes—1995—marks a new milestone for the Speyside Scotch distillery. The single-malt whisky is made from the first casks laid down by the company specifically for the purpose of making a vintage whisky expression. First-fill Sherry casks were mingled with some refill Bourbon and Sherry vessels to […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]