Tag Archives: old whisky

How to Navigate a Sea of Antique Booze

Drinking antique booze has become a thing of late. Much of the allure lies in the idea that it can provide a clear snapshot into the past. In 2010, salvage divers from Sweden found 230-year-old intact Champagne bottles in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Of course, they popped a bottle and found […]

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World Whiskies Design Award for best design in 2012.

Highland Park 50 Years Old Edrington Group The Highland Park 50 Year Old, designed by Scottish born, multi award winning jewellery designer Maeve Gillies was chosen by the team of judges as the standout overall winner of Best Design from the products entered into this year’s awards. Inspired by Orkney, the concept around the design […]

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Whyte & Mackay Challenges City Explorers to Find Shackleton Whisky

Hidden across the UK are 10 bottles of Shackleton’s Replica Whisky… You may remember that a few years ago, Whyte & Mackay did a safari hunt promotion, where a member of the Whyte & Mackay team went across Glasgow and London with £500 of whisky in a backpack, giving off clues where he could be […]

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A little family history.

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A little-known fact about the Civil War.

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Nothing says “Block Party” like balancing a whisky barrel full of flaming tar on your head.

The Allendale Tar Barrel Festival Villagers called “guisers” carry burning whisky barrels and torches as they take part in the Allendale Tar Barrel festival in Allendale, England. An annual event since the dark ages, locals dress up in a variety of costumes, before carrying whisky barrels containing burning tar on their heads around the village […]

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Lock, Stock, and Two Whisky Barrels.

Ardbeg “Double Barrel” Ardbeg Distillery, one of the most celebrated whisky distilleries in the world, has issued the Ardbeg “Double Barrel”. This ultra-rare single cask bottling truly takes the mix of hunting and whisky in a direction even a vehement NRA hater could support. Each ‘Double Barrel’ comes with two bottles of single cask bottles […]

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Whisky Vending Machine.

 Automatic Whisky, 1960 Here’s a fascinating old photo from the pages of Life Magazine. At the Second Automatic Vending Exhibition in London, a woman helps herself to a vending machine that serves whisky. The automatic machine could also mix your whisky with a choice of either soda or water. Now, the only thing that could have […]

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Nuclear tests help identify fake whisky.

Radioactive material flung into the atmosphere by nuclear bomb tests is helping scientists to fight the multi-million dollar trade in counterfeit antique malt whisky. Bottles of vintage whisky can sell for thousands of dollars each, but industry experts claim the market has been flooded with fakes that purport to be several hundred years old but […]

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Technology Foils Whisky Counterfeiters

Infrared Spectrometer Authenticates Scotch A new method for detecting bootleg Scotch whisky could help safeguard one of the country’s most important industries, it has been claimed. The technique, developed at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, examines ethanol concentration in undiluted samples and the residue of dried whisky. Unlike other methods, it does not involve expensive lab-based analysis. The new […]

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