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The third and final instalment of Billy Walker’s 50th Anniversary Trilogy is almost upon us! Glenallachie Future Edition concludes the series celebrating owner and Master Distiller Billy Walker’s half century in the whisky business with a bang, and is a big departure from the previous editions Glenallachie Past and Glenallachie Present. While both the Past and Present bottlings were 16 years old, Glenallachie Future Edition is a 4-year-old; and while the two previous editions were either full sherry-matured or a mix of sherry and Mizunara oak, Glenallachie Future Edition was matured predominantly in ex-bourbon and rye whiskey casks, with a...

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Japanese Whisky, New Arrivals -

News today of a truly amazing find - a one-off bottling of 1958 vintage Japanese single malt whisky from the Shirakawa distillery, which was closed and dismantled in 2003. Buckle up, because this is quite a ride. Shirakawa distillery is not a familiar name to most whisky fans - even Japanese whisky fans. The distillery was founded in the Fukushima Prefecture north of Tokyo in 1939 by Daikoku Budoshu, a subsidiary of the Takara Shuzo company, and only made Japanese single malt whisky for a brief period that began in 1951 and ended in 1969. Much of the rest of...

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We thought we’d do a little feature on Brave New Spirits, one of the new wave indie bottlers we’ve recently added to our virtual shelves. In this blog we’ll have a quick look at the Brave New Spirits range and taste some of the drams now available in our Whisky-Online Shop. Brave New Spirits were founded in 2020 and are based in Glasgow, where they bottle several ranges of single and blended malt whiskies, alongside proprietary bulk whisky brands for wholesalers and supermarkets. We’re currently featuring two of Brave New Spirits’ whisky ranges on Whisky-Online: the Rebels Guerilla Casks and...

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Daftmill, New Arrivals, VIP Club -

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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