Friday, November 29, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Walking With The Wounded, who help and support UK military personnel who are injured during service. The Team Glenfiddich members, all of whom have been injured in action, have been joined by Prince Harry and have just started their adventure.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Please note - this competition is now closed and we will be announcing the winner shortly.
We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Douglas Laing & Co, one of Scotland's leading independent whisky bottlers, to offer you the opportunity to win a bottle of Scallywag, their new blended malt. The Scallywag will be made in small batches and use only Speyside single malts - amongst those named are Glenrothes, Macallan and Mortlach, although more have been used. It is bottled at 46% ABV, is non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
New York City is rightfully famed for its night life. Any city vying for “best city in the world” status has to have some pretty cool bars to while away the small hours and get a little merry and New York’s sheer size means there’s a lot of places to choose from. So, on a recent holiday across the pond I ended up in a couple of Gotham’s excellent whisky bars in order to sample some of that famed night life and a couple of whiskies.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Old Particular range is a new selection of single cask single malt whiskies released by the independent bottling company of Douglas Laing & Co. The range has been in development since January this year and includes stylish packaging that is covered with information about the release, including colour coding to show the whisky's region of origin. All casks are hand selected by Fred Laing, the Managing Director, and Jan Beckers, the Global Brand Ambassador for the company.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
|Welcome to Port Ellen Maltings|
The Port Ellen Maltings is a large facility on the Scottish island of Islay that produces malted barley for use in the whisky industry. It is the only commercial malting facility located along the entire length of the west coast of the UK, and the only one in the UK to use peat during the kilning part of the process. It is peat and the smoke that it produces that gives the barley, and ultimately Islay's famous whiskies, the smoky flavour. Port Ellen Maltings is not open to the public, but we were privileged to be taken on a tour during our recent trip to Islay. Our guide was Maltings Manager Ramsey Borthwick.
Monday, November 4, 2013
This year's selection of whiskies for the Diageo Special Releases is one of the largest in recent years. Therefore, we have decided to split our review in to two parts - Part 1 appeared towards the end of last week and can be read by clicking here. All of the whiskies are bottled at the natural cask strength, are non chill filtered and each one is a limited edition. As in previous years the collection places some well-known flagship distilleries, such as Cardhu, Lagavulin, Oban and Talisker, alongside very rare stock from the closed distilleries of Brora, Convalmore and Port Ellen.