Tasting Review: Glenglassaugh Torfa

Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing on the Moray Firth Coast at the edge of Sandend Bay, is a distillery which lay silent and forgotten for over two decades. Its heritage stretches back to 1875 when it was founded by James Moir. Th distinctive fruity character of its whiskies is loved by all who discover it. After being... Continue Reading →

Scotch boosted by record visitor numbers

There were nearly 2m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries in 2017, with spending topping £60m and breaking all previous records, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The SWA’s annual survey of visitor centres reported 1.89m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries last year, a rise of 11.4% on 2016 – and 45% up on the... Continue Reading →

UK distillery numbers continue to rise

Thirty-nine distilleries opened in the UK last year as demand for ‘craft’ spirits continues to grow, according to figures from national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young. The figures, which include whisky makers and gin-producing microdistilleries, bring the total number of distilleries to 315. In total, 201 new distilleries have opened in the UK in the... Continue Reading →

GoT Single Malts are coming…

The series will feature eight single malts from the Scotch whisky producer’s stable of distilleries and brands, including Lagavulin, Oban, Talisker, Cardhu, Royal Lochnagar, Dalwhinnie, Clynelish and The Singleton. Diageo announced the collaboration with the award-winning HBO series in a short trailer released on its Lagavulin Twitter account: ‘Honor the great houses and the Night’s... Continue Reading →

Spreadable whisky

Is it really true that after the dark comes the light? Apparently so! A few weeks back, a shortage on Irish whiskey for the coming 7 years was reported by John Teeling. The reason is the extreme increase in worldwide demand for Irish whiskey. But fear no longer! As of today, you now can not only drink... Continue Reading →

Spirit and spirits

The ‘toast to the ghost’ has become a tradition at a number of distilleries since numerous distilleries are said to be haunted by ghosts. Let's go on some ghost adventures! The White Lady One example is Glenmorangie, near Tain in the county of Ross-shire, where 'The White Lady' was used to advantage of managers of Glenmorangie,... Continue Reading →

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