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This is not a drill - the arrival of the long-awaited Daftmill 15-year-old Cask Strength is nearly upon us! The existence of a forthcoming official 15-year-old cask strength Daftmill has been known since early 2022, and the whisky made its public debut back in March for lucky punters of the Fife Whisky Festival, giving plenty of time for the anticipation and hype to build. Now that the time has finally come, here's everything we know about Daftmill 15-year-old. Daftmill 15-year-old Cask Strength has been assembled from a relatively large batch of 28 first fill ex-bourbon barrels filled in 2006 - only a...

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We’re delighted to announce the arrival of The Lakes Distillery’s Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5!  The Lakes Distillery is enjoying the spotlight following a remarkable win at the World Whisky Awards 2022, where their Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.4 was crowned with the ultimate accolade of World’s Best Single Malt Whisky. With Reserve No.4 now sold out everywhere, and interest in The Lakes Distillery at an all time high, The Lakes Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 has some big shoes to fill. Master Whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi’s Whiskymaker’s Reserve releases are designed as a continuing exploration and evolution of the distillery’s signature sherry-led house style, with each...

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A fascinating story today, as we announce the imminent arrival of one of Scotland’s newest whiskies from one of its tiniest distilleries: Crabbie's short-lived Chain Pier distillery in Edinburgh. Chain Pier was a pilot distillery in Granton that was quickly set up by Crabbie as a test facility after the construction of their Bonnington distillery was delayed for a year when initial excavations revealed the remains of an 18th century distillery and an 11th century mansion, Bonnington House. While waiting for the go-ahead to continue building Bonnington distillery, the Crabbie team set up Chain Pier as a micro-distillery where they could...

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Introducing Benromach 2010 Cara Gold, one of the latest releases to hit our shelves! Benromach 2010 Contrasts: Cara Gold Malt (to give it its full title) is the latest release in the Benromach Contrasts series, previous iterations of which have included the popular Benromach Organic and Benromach Peat Smoke releases. So what is Benromach Cara Gold? It’s a special 2010 vintage Benromach using whisky distilled from a particular kind of malted barley called Cara Gold, which is a barley variety that’s usually used for brewing beer, combined with some of Benromach’s standard 12ppm lightly peated malt and aged full term...

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A little later than initially expected on our shop - Bunnahabhain cask strength 12-year-old is finally here! “Not all whiskies work at cask strength and many whiskies don’t stand up to full maturation in sherry casks. Bottling our 12 Year Old at cask strength intensifies the core characteristics of spice, cracked black pepper, cinnamon but not at the expense of our spirit’s character. In fact, it enhances it. The mouthfeel and texture of the whisky increases and it shows off the balance of the spirit and the wood, but in a more concentrated form. This really represents Bunnahabhain in a bottle.” -...

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