Scotch Whisky

Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Review

Deanston Virgin Oak

By Kurt Maitland Rating: C+ Deanston Distillery is a located on the banks of the River Teith, eight miles from the historic town of Stirling (yes, that Stirling from Braveheart), and is the largest of the distilleries owned by South Africa’s Distell Group via Burn Stewart, whose properties also include Islay’s Bunnahabhain Distillery and Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of ...

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Chivas Brothers Unveils Revamped, Expanded Blending Team

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, today announced new roles for revered Master Blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop. The move coincides with the unveiling of an enhanced Chivas Brothers Blending Team, reinforcing the company’s expertise in crafting blended Scotch whisky. With a career spanning 43 years, Colin Scott brings unparalleled gravitas to the ...

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Book Review: Water Of Life By Daniel Marchildon

By Richard Thomas Although there are more books being published about whisk(e)y now that ever before, few, if any, fall outside the non-fiction category. Whiskey drinking might figure prominently in modern popular fiction, but unless you count the reality TV series Moonshiners, making whiskey isn’t the main subject of the story. “The distillery novel?” I hear you ask, “What is ...

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Sazerac Buys Last Drop Distillers

Sazerac, the privately held company that owns many American whiskey distilleries and brands, announced its acquisition of The Last Drop Distillers today. The investment that will be injected into the craft spirits brand through the acquisition will accelerate its ambitious growth plans whilst also allowing the existing Last Drop Distillers team to continue to run the business autonomously, with the ...

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