Tag Archives: single malt

Listen when the liquor talks.

Our Handcrafted Whiskey Stones Rock Cask-aged liquors take on important flavor characteristics from the barrels they are aged in. The natural oils in the wood leach into the distillate over time and contain a large part of the residual flavor profile that will mark that particular spirit. These oils, although dissolved in alcohol, will partially […]

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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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We give The Glenrothes 1995 a little taste. Well, not just a little.

The Glenrothes 1995 Like many whisky distilleries in Scotland, The Glenrothes was founded in the late nineteenth century, 1879 to be exact, and has changed hands a number of times since. It started out under the same leadership as The Macallan, but is now part of the Berry Bros. & Rudd portfolio. Whiskies from The […]

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SINGLE MALT WHISKY FLAVOR MAP

Chart a course to Single Malt heaven. Single Malt Whisky isn’t complicated; it just needs to be explained in the right way. This flavor map will help you choose a whisky based on taste. Developed by Scotland’s most experienced professionals, this map demonstrates that – when it comes to flavor profiles – all single malts can be […]

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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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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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Dr. Seuss on the subject of whiskey.

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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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Single Malts are like Boobs – Better in pairs.

Highland & Island Malt Stack ($115) We love our single malt whisky. So when we came across the Highland & Island Malt Stack from the Scottish “liquid deli” Demijohn, pinching was required to ensure we were still among the living. The top bottle contains a relatively unknown 12 year old Linkwood Single Malt from Elgin, that’s […]

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