Scotch Whisky

Bladnoch Bought, Ending Year In Limbo

By Richard Thomas After more than a year spent in limbo, Scotch distillery Bladnoch was bought by Australian entrepreneur David Prior, according to the BBC. Bladnoch went into administration in March 2014 under court orders, the fall-out of a disagreement between the four co-owners of the distillery, who themselves acquired the distillery from what is now Diageo in 1994. At ...

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The Macallan Rare Cask Coming To UK

By Richard Thomas The Macallan has announced that its premium no age statement (NAS) single malt, Rare Cask, will now be available in the UK. The Macallan Rare Cask was originally released in October 2014, exclusively for the American market. Billed as a showcase for what a fine single malt whisky can be without an age statement, the whisky was ...

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Touring The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet Distillery

By Richard Thomas Diehard whisky fans aren’t the only people who find themselves enjoying a vacation in the Speyside region, located as it is between Aberdeen and Inverness. The area is a gorgeous example of the Scottish landscape, one that includes Cairngorms National Park. Yet it’s hard to imagine visiting Speyside without seeing a distillery or two, and therein lies ...

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Barrelhound Scotch Review

Barrelhound Scotch

By Elizabeth Emmons Rating: B+ Updated July 28, 2015 Barrelhound is one of the newest additions to the Chivas Brothers Limited (a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard) portfolio. The brand was released in May 2015, and as of yet there is currently one whisky produced under the name. The name Barrelhound, along with the playful logo of a strapping Scottish terrier ...

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Scotch Whisky Achieves Breakthrough Legal Protection In Africa

By Richard Thomas Protecting the definition of Scotch whisky from foreign imitators has been an important mission for the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), and earlier this month they achieved a major milestone when Botswana granted Scotch whisky legal recognition and protection. This move makes spirit sold in the African nation that calls itself Scotch, but isn’t made in Scotland according ...

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