Scotch Whisky

Wemyss Set To Begin Distillery Construction

(From Wemyss Malts Press Release) The Wemyss family is delighted to announce that final planning permission is now in place for its new single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre near Kingsbarns in Fife, Scotland.  Restoration and building work will shortly commence at the site. Approximately 6 miles from St. Andrews, The Kingsbarns Distillery will be built within sight of ...

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Q&A with John Glaser of Compass Box

An Interview with Compass Box Founder John Glaser By Richard Thomas Among the many small companies that have sprung up as part of the worldwide whiskey boom, few have carved out the reputation of John Glaser’s Compass Box, while Glaser himself is arguably the leading figure in modern artisanal Scotch blending and vatting. The Whiskey Reviewer was lucky enough to ...

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Famous Grouse Chocolate Bar Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ When I picked up my Jack Daniels chocolate bar, I also acquired the Famous Grouse bar by the same company: Goldkenn of Switzerland. Naturally, this Scotch bar follows the same logic as the Tennessee whiskey bar: a whiskey-syrup locked up in chocolate capsules, with a crunchy chocolate candy on the inside to lock up the ...

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Grant’s Stand Fast Scotch Whiskey Review

By Kurt Maitland Average Rating: B+ Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with Grant’s Global Ambassador, Ludovic Ducrocq. We talked about a range of topics from the qualities of Japanese whiskeys to the joys of jetlag, but the real reason we got together was to discuss the recreation of Grant’s 1912 Stand Fast Whisky. Well actually it was a ...

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