Scotch Whisky

Glen Moray Marks It’s 120th Year

120 years of single malt whisky making history at the Glen Moray distillery, at the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, is celebrated throughout 2017. The first drops of spirit ran from the copper pot stills at Glen Moray on the 13th September 1897. Over the last 120 years, just five men have had the honour of being “Master Distiller”. The men ...

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Glenfarclas 105 Scotch Review

Glenfarclas 105 single malt

By Kurt Maitland Rating: B Glenfarclas is a Speyside whisky distillery located in Ballindalloch, Scotland, owned and run by the Grant family (not the same Grant family that owns fellow Speysiders, Balvenie and Glenfiddich). I tell you from personal experience that it is a jewel of a distillery and an exemplar independent operation. Glenfarclas malts are well-made (the winner of ...

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Spirit Of Speyside Tickets On Sale This Week

Tickets for the 2017 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will go on sale this week – and organisers expect a scramble for a handful of exclusive tickets that will allow visitors to enter the doors of distilleries which have never before opened to the public. It is anticipated that tickets for tours of Speyburn, Knockdu and Balmenach distilleries – all ...

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Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 2005 Scotch Review

Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 2005

By Richard Thomas Rating: B This particular Gordon & MacPhail bottling is from their Distillery Labels series, taken from Strathisla stock. Strathisla is best known for being the oldest working distillery in Scotland, dating to 1786. That was decades before the legalization of whisky distillation in Scotland. The plant is now owned by Chivas, who refer to it as the ...

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