Sunday, May 21, 2017

Whisky - A Recycling Nightmare?

* This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post UK on 19/5/17.


Whisky packaging has been named and shamed as one of the top villains for recycling in a new report from The Recycling Association, the UK’s largest network of independent waste and recycling operators.

The report lists the worst offenders that present the biggest challenges at recycling plants around the UK and whisky packaging makes the top five. It sits alongside Pringles tubes, Lucozade Sport bottles, black plastic meat trays and cleaning product cans on the list of shame.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (May 19, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review - Benromach 1975 Vintage

This whisky is the latest addition to the limited edition Heritage range from Benromach. This 1975 Vintage is a single cask (Cask #3434) single malt that was distilled and filled to a refill American oak hogshead cask in 1975. It follows whiskies from 1972, 73 and 74 in the series, and subsequently a distillery exclusive 1976 expression. The Benromach distillery was founded in 1898 and is located on the outskirts of the town of Forres in the north of the Speyside region of Scotland. It was originally called Forres Distillery and was built next to the new Aberdeen-Inverness railway line.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (May 12, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Review - Kilchoman 100% Islay 2017 Edition

This whisky is the seventh edition of the cult 100% Islay single malt from Kilchoman. It is the oldest version to date and has been bottled at seven years of age. The 100% Islay expression is special, and almost unique, as all parts of the whisky making process - the growing of the barley used, malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling - are completed on the farm in the northwest corner of Islay where the distillery is located. The 2017 Edition was distilled in early 2010 and has been fully matured in ex-bourbon barrels from the Buffalo Trace distillery.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Review - Highland Park Valkyrie

Valkyrie is the first in a new trilogy of single malts from Highland Park. Named as the Viking Legend series, the packaging has been created by renowned Danish designer Jim Lyngvild. He is a 21st century Viking and lives in a traditional wooden Viking house that he constructed himself near Faaborg in Denmark. He also lives as an ancient Viking for two months of each year and his designs pull on the brand’s Viking routes. Valkyrie was created by Gordon Motion, the Master Blender of Highland Park, and will be followed by two further editions, named Valknut and Valhalla, in 2018 and 2019.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (May 5, 2017)

Welcome to Inbox.  For those new to WFE, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WIN - A Very Special Redbreast Irish Whiskey Tasting



Have you ever wanted to take part in a whiskey tasting with a Master Blender at the top of his game? Yes? Well now is the time, as we are giving 20 lucky readers and followers of Whisky For Everyone the rare opportunity to do just that.

We have teamed up with Redbreast, the multi award-winning single pot still Irish whiskey, for a very special one-off tasting on World Whisky Day, Saturday 20th May.

The tasting will be hosted on Facebook Live by Billy Leighton, Master Blender for the Redbreast range (pictured above), and Dave McCabe, Redbreast’s Apprentice Blender. During the tasting, which will come live from the Midleton Distillery in Ireland, the pair will reveal a single cask expression of Redbreast that has been hand-selected by Billy just for this event. Our competition winners will be invited to take part in this exclusive tasting, as well as become members of the new Redbreast member’s club - The Birdhouse.

“I’ve poured over our maturing casks at Midleton and have drawn a special expression of Redbreast that demonstrates the character of the family – it promises to be unmissable experience, as my dream Redbreast cask will never be tasted like this again.”
Billy Leighton.

To be in the chance to win, sign up to The Birdhouse and then answer a simple question, which can be found on Whisky For Everyone’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. Look out for hashtag #RedbreastDreamCask.

We will select 20 correctly-answering winners at random, check that you are a signed up member of The Birdhouse and then send you a pack of Redbreast samples and instructions to be used during the tasting with Billy and Dave.

The competition is open to all Whisky For Everyone readers and social media followers globally and the deadline for entries is 17:00 (BST) on Tuesday 9th May. Please make sure that you are free to participate on the evening of Saturday 20 May at 7pm (BST) and the tasting is scheduled to last approximately 20-25 minutes.

Good luck everyone!


The small print 
➢ You must be of legal age to drink alcohol in your country of residence to take part in this competiton. If selected as a winner you will be required to send proof of this before samples can be sent out.
➢ The closing date for the competition is 17:00 (BST) on 09/05/17. The 20 winners will be drawn and notified shortly after this date. At this point, each winner will be required to give a postal address for delivery of samples and the email address that they used to sign up to the Redbreast members club online for correspondence. 
➢ The decision is final, once the result is drawn. 
➢ Each winner will receive tasting pack with fully paid postage, packing and any relevant customs paperwork, and is required to take part in the tasting online at 19:00 BST on 20/05/17. 
➢ We will ensure that your prize is packed and labelled correctly. For the winners are based outside of the UK any further duty or customs charges, if required, will or may be incurred by the winner. 
➢ No cash alternative will be offered as a prize. 
➢ Personal information given shall be kept and stored for the duration of the competition and is for the sole purpose of the competition. 

#RedbreastDreamCask