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Glenffidich Distillery profit is up

William Grant & Sons, makers of Glenfiddich whisky, have bought a craft distillery in New York state. The Speyside family firm has bought Tuthilltown Spirits, maker of Hudson whiskey. The 36-acre site on the banks of the Hudson River includes a visitor centre and gourmet restaurant. Grant's bought the Hudson Whiskey brand in 2010, while [...]

October 9th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Paul John Distillery whisky tasting

Shilton, the man with the drams at St Andrews The time; 7 p.m (ish). The venue; St Andrews. The date; Thursday 27 September 2018. Who and what?; Paul John Whisky with Shilton Almeida. I was away to St Andrews, roughly 35 minutes from home in Perth, to a tasting night. I have known Paul John [...]

October 8th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Top selling single malts

TOP SELLING SCOTTISH SINGLE MALTS More people are drinking more single malt Scotch than ever before –over 100m bottles in 2017 alone. Nothing tells us better than the fact that there are two ‘millionaire’ single malts on the market: Glenfiddich and The Glenlivet both sell more than 1m nine-litre cases of whisky a year, soon [...]

September 27th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

The worlds’s favourite whiskies

The worlds favourite whiskies Bear in mind a case is usually 6 bottles, though not always the case! (confused? Read on) Blends are still number one in sales overall. My own favourites are not in here, I am normally a single malt man. Out of these listed below I have tried and liked; Chivas Regal 12 [...]

September 27th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

new whisky distilleries

Even more chances to discover a new whisky With more than 50 new whisky distilleries looming, here are a few to watch. The industry posted record-breaking exports in 2017, according to a report by the Scotch Whisky Association, growing in both volume and value (by 1.6 percent and 8.9 percent, respectively) to a total of [...]

September 26th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Fightin Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey

Fightin Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey by Matt Healy News broke this week that Conor McGregor is stepping out of the octagon and into the world of Irish whiskey. He has arrived, armed with his new brand of blended whiskey ‘Proper No.12’. McGregor’s entry into the world of whiskey shouldn’t come as too much of [...]

September 25th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Time to do away with the dram

Time to do away with the dram by Matt Healy over in the Emerald Isle Explore why Matt believes that we should do away with the dram in Irish whiskey and embrace our own native culture when it comes to Irish whiskey. As many of you know, Scotch whisky holds the top spot for whisky [...]

September 19th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Whisky isn’t rocket science

ALL ABOOT THE DRAM – it’s not rocket science. Other countries produce whisky (or, whiskey) but it is Scotch whisky that has caught the world's imagination, resulting in an industry that today supports over 40,000 jobs across the UK (including ours); each year adding £5bn or more to the UK's taxes; and contributes almost £4bn [...]

September 18th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|

Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail The shop on South Street, Elgin is a real gem, more than whisky, champagne, wines, spirits and a fab deli with chocolates! Their warehouses hold many casks, in fact from over 100 distilleries around Scotland, including closed distilleries! Founded by James Gordon and John MacPhail it is now a whisky household name. [...]

September 17th, 2018|Distilleries|

Whisky or WhiskEy

Another Irish trip into the golden nectar for Paul, with homage to John Teeling. Is it Whisky or Whiskey? The difference between the two is the spelling of whisky. Scotch whisky is spelt without the E, Irish Whiskey is spelt with an E. Och, it goes back a long way to when the Irish wanted [...]

September 14th, 2018|Distilleries, Whiskey tour Ireland|