Monday, 19 March 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018

Rumour: 52-year-old Bowmore


Another collectible Bowmore appeared in the Colas database. It is a 52 year old single malt matured in an oloroso sherry cask.

Bowmore describes it as "Carefully nurtured by generations of distillers, this extremely rare limited edition bottling unlocks the exotic fruit tastes renowned in the most collectible aged Bowmore".


Entries from the TTB Public Registry (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) are a fairly reliable source for upcoming new whiskies. Although not all entries make it to the market. There’s always the possibility a brand decides not to launch a whisky, even if the label has been approved. Until the distillery sends out a press release, this whisky should be considered a rumour…

Source: Colas Online
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Monday, 5 March 2018

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Highland Park The Dark 17YO

Highland Park The Dark 17YO

The rise of T.V. and a bit more recently handheld pocket size computers - I believe we call them smartphones - announced the fall of a different art. The art to entertain a family with stories both serious and fun. I (being a Generation Y kid) vividly remember the railway stories from my grandfather on Sunday afternoon and the military practical jokes from my father. Me, I'm far from a born story teller but still quite a good listener. They and the generations before them mastered the art because they simply hadn't access to mind numbing media.
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

8 Scotch whiskies for International Scotch Day #LoveScotch

8 Scotch whiskies for International Scotch Day #LoveScotch


Today the world celebrates the second International Scotch Day. (Not to be confused with World Whisky Day and International Whisky day, but hey, the world clearly needs excuses to drink whisky) The initiative comes from global drinks company Diageo and mostly aims at recruiting the Millennial generation into the hipster world of whisky.

Alexander Walker's birthday - the Johnnie Walker blended scotch pioneer - will be remembered by a social media campaign #LoveScotch, several activities - free entrance, special tastings,... -  in distilleries and opening up its usual off-limits Archive for the public.

To help you celebrate yet another whisky-sipping day, we will pick 8 famous and affordable Scotch whiskies for you, The Whisky Loving Reader. But we will not limit ourselves to strictly Diageo whiskies.

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Friday, 2 February 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Old Particular Cameronbrigde 26YO for Maltclan

Douglas Laing Old Particular Cameronbrigde 26YO for Maltclan


Cameronbrigde Distillery is Diageo's workhorse and the biggest grain distillery in Europe. Not only does it produce the backbone for an army of blended Scotch whiskies, it is also the home to the now discontinued Cameron Brig whisky, the infamous Haig Club whisky endorsed by David Beckham and white spirits such as Gordon's gin, Tanqueray gins and Smirnoff vodka. Not to mention the name Cameronbridge has close ties with two legendary names from the distilling scene: Haig and Stein!

The Belgian whisky club Maltclan - that hosts one of the best whisky festivals in the country imho - cooperated for the first time with Douglas Laing & Co. It's not a total coincidence since on of the founding members was appointed as a Douglas Laing Fellow and the company has a Belgian connection with its Global Brand Ambassador Jan Beckers.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Glenmorangie Spios

Glenmorangie Spios

Glenmorangie presented its new Private Edition single malt. The new whisky expression matured in first-fill American casks that previously rye whiskey. The whisky's name Spios - to be pronounced as Spee-os - is inspired by the spicy character of these American beauties. Spios means as much as spice in Scots Gaelic.
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