Scotch Whisky

Responses To Masters Of Whisky Closure

Johnnie Walker Green Empty

By Kurt Maitland Last week’s news that British drinks giant Diageo would close their Masters of Whisky (MOW) program at the end of September perhaps went unnoticed by drinkers at large, but it was a seismic event among the bartenders, retailers, enthusiasts, journalists and industry professionals who had engaged with the program during its two decade lifespan. Even more shocking ...

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The Deveron 12 Year Old Scotch Review

The Deveron 12 Year Old

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B The Deveron is a single malt distilled at the Macduff Distillery, founded in 1962. Throughout its history, the distillery’s official name has alternated between Glen Deveron and MacDuff, but the official releases having been released as Glen Deveron. Releases titled Macduff have come from independent bottlers. At present Macduff Distillery is owned by Bacardi, who ...

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Scotland’s Distilleries Attract Record Tourism

By Richard Thomas According to the new figure from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), Scotland’s whisky distilleries attracted 1.6 million visitors in 2016, a new record. This represents a 7% increase over 2014. These visitors are also spending proportionally more money, boosting Scottish tourism overall. Although 2015’s visitation statistic represents a 20% increase over that of 2010, the amount of ...

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James Holland Talks Scotch

Author James Holland

By Richard Thomas If you follow our “Talks Whiskey” series, then you know by now that writing and whisk(e)y have a clear intersection. The only real caveat is what side of the Pond the author is from, because that dictates whether he or she is a bourbon or a Scotch drinker. Devotees of Second World War history documentaries will doubtless ...

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