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Whiskey and Cocktails at the Grey Horse

Whiskey and Cocktails at the Grey Horse

A Taste of Scotland and Beyond. So many of us appreciate a well-crafted Scotch, but it’s likely that we don’t think of Kingston Upon Thames as the perfect location for a world class collection. That is unless you have discovered The Grey Horse. The whisky and whiskey (yes, there is a difference) menu is awesome….

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High West Double Rye

High West Double Rye

The Spirit of Utah. Park City, Utah, is home to the High West whiskey distillery. It was founded in 2006 by Jane and David Perkins after a visit David made to Maker’s Mark. This Double Rye is part of their unique range. The High West whiskey distillery is the first new distillery to officially operate…

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Aber Falls Announces ‘St David’s Day Limited Release’ Whisky

Aber Falls Announces ‘St David’s Day Limited Release’ Whisky

The First Whisky Distillery in North Wales for Over 100 Years. To celebrate St David’s Day on 1 March 2024, the North Wales-based whisky distillery, Aber Falls, has released a new premium ‘St David’s Day Limited Release’ whisky. With a limited run of 350 bottles, the distinctive whisky is available to purchase exclusively from the…

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Iconic Drambuie

Iconic Drambuie

A Festive Scottish Sip. It’s Christmas and the sideboard (or your classy 1930s drinks trolley) will be groaning with the usual suspects. This year that number should include a bottle of Drambuie. One sip will tell you why. A good few decades ago we didn’t have the amazing drink choices we have these days, but…

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Dunnet Bay Distillers unveils brand name and plans for new whisky distillery

Dunnet Bay Distillers unveils brand name and plans for new whisky distillery

 Pictured: Claire and Martin Murray at Castletown Mill Stannergill Whisky is neither a name nor a spirit that is on everyone’s lips. Not yet. Dunnet Bay Distillers, the eco-friendly Caithness-based Scottish Distillery which has until now made only gin and vodka, has revealed details of its new whisky distillery. The brand name and identity Stannergill…

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The Glenlivet Lights The Caribbean Fire

The Glenlivet Lights The Caribbean Fire

A warming marriage. The Glenlivet has always offered innovation and fun times. Read my review here. The founder, George Smith, was the first to legally distil single malt whisky in The Glen nearly 200 years ago. To protect himself from the illegal distillers, a pair of flintlock pistols never left his side – that was…

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Glenlivet Whisky

Glenlivet Whisky

Single Malt Scotch with Warming Sunshine Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve is a bit of a departure from the distillery’s other offerings, and it holds a unique place. This is the tropical expression, as this delicious whisky was finished in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. The character takes advantage of traditional Scotch whisky and the essence…

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Toki from Japan Centre

Toki from Japan Centre

Suntori Whisky. Japan Centre brings us another treat. It’s the whisky for which Japan had gained a reputation: this is Toki from the celebrated House of Suntori. It is totally Japanese. Toki is a blend of the spirits from three of the most awarded distilleries in the world. They are Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. The…

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Penderyn – Icons of Wales

Penderyn – Icons of Wales

Welsh Whisky with Character and Pride Penderyn Distillery produces award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits in the foothills of the beautiful Brecon Beacons in South Wales. The distillery is found in the historic village of Penderyn in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Distilling in Wales had ended long ago, but in the late 1990s, in…

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Glen Moray – classic single malt

Glen Moray – classic single malt

120 years of Glen Moray whisky Glen Moray in the heart of Speyside has been around for 120 years. It all began in 1897, when the Elgin West Brewery, which had made local ales since 1830 was transformed into the whisky distillery we see today.  The company continued to upgrade its facilities and in the…

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anCnoc 12 Year Old Whisky

anCnoc 12 Year Old Whisky

A Single Malt to Impress The anCnoc (pronounced a-nock) label was born a few years after Inver House Distillers bought the Knockdhu distillery, which had been established in 1894. The first official bottling of anCnoc was released in 1993, and by 2013 the core range was established. anCnoc whisky takes its name from the eponymous…

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Speyburn – A Classic

Speyburn – A Classic

A 10-year-old Single Malt of Distinction This distillery was built 120 years ago outside the town of Rothes in Speyside, a region famed for its whisky. The founders, John and Edward Hopkin, built up rather than out with malting floors of mesh raised high. The fresh water, a crucial ingredient, was found nearby in Granty…

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Peatheart – rich and smoky

Peatheart – rich and smoky

Single Malt from the Highlands The AnCnoc (pronounced a-nock) label was born a few years after Inver House Distillers bought the Knockdhu distillery, which had been established in 1894. The first official bottling of AnCnoc was released in 1993, and by 2013 the core range was established. The distillery takes advantage of the historic peatlands…

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Berry Bros. & Rudd – The Perspective Series 1

Berry Bros. & Rudd – The Perspective Series 1

21-year-old Blended Scotch Whisky It’s days like these when I love my job. Spirit tasting and evaluating becomes a pleasure. It’s summer and we are enjoying some very hot days, but somehow Berry Bros. & Rudd – The Perspective Series 1 Blended Scotch Whisky has this sipper conjuring a leather armchair, log fire and shelves…

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Whiskey Lover’s Cocktail Collection for Dad

Whiskey Lover’s Cocktail Collection for Dad

A Travel Pack for home or away A little over a year ago I would have scoffed at the prospect of a Travel Pack of cocktails. But now I can understand the appeal. Not, of course, for consuming while in charge of a vehicle but certainly once one has reached one’s hotel …even if it’s…

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Dunnet Bay Distillers appoints Sarah Lyons as Environment Manager

Dunnet Bay Distillers appoints Sarah Lyons as Environment Manager

Pictured: Sarah Lyons, Environment Manager    A small, Scottish distillery has big plans for improving its environmental impact. Dunnet Bay Distillers has appointed Sarah Lyons to a newly created position of Environment Manager – an impressive move for a small company, underlining the company’s commitment to sustainability. The Distillery produces the award-winning spirits, Rock Rose Gin…

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Whisky cocktails

Whisky cocktails

50 Classic Mixes for Every Occasion Whisky Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced whisky cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying…

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Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

The weather is distinctly cooler. The days are getting shorter and the central heating will likely be on as darkness falls. It’s time to snuggle with a warming glass and a good book. I don’t know you well enough to recommend the reading matter but if you are a whisky lover then I can suggest…

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Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. I tried the Whiskey Club selection and…

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The Whisky Dictionary: An A–Z of whisky, from history & heritage to distilling & drinking

The Whisky Dictionary: An A–Z of whisky, from history & heritage to distilling & drinking

The Whisky Dictionary, or to give this book its full title – The Whisky Dictionary: An A–Z of whisky, from history & heritage to distilling & drinking, is the discerning sipper’s guide to everything appertaining to whisky as well as whiskey. The difference between those is also explained. Everything from American rye to bourbon spirits…

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