GlenAllachie debuts new 30YO whisky

Speyside distillery GlenAllachie has released the second batch of its oldest core expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch. Crafted by master distiller Billy Walker, only 2,000 bottles are available of the 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It has been aged in Pedro Ximénez, oloroso Sherry and American virgin oak casks. “When […]

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Bushmills release new Caribbean Rum Cask Finish

A new addition to the expanding Bushmills portfolio, this is the first in the series of the new Bushmills Original Cask Finish range. which offer new and unique flavour variations. The Caribbean Rum Cask Finish features the award-winning single malt used in Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey, finished in hand-selected fine oak Caribbean Rum casks. It’s then blended […]

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Scotch whisky legend, Billy Walker, celebrates 50 years in industry

Billy Walker, credited as the man who reversed the fortunes of several Scotch distilleries, is marking the occasion with a special release of three GlenAllachie Scotch whisky expressions. Walker is renowned the resuscitations he performed on BenRiach and GlenDronach distilleries, and during his half century in the industry, he has worked with brands including Ballantine’s, […]

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After fire devastation, Henschke unveils sensational new shirazes

Henschke bounces back after bushfires and shocking weather events with a 2021 vintage that is spectacular. From the upcoming June issue out on May 27. I’m in South Australia to taste the new vintages of Henschke’s top single-vineyard shirazes, including the jewel in the crown, Hill of Grace. But on the way to the tasting […]

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GlenDronach’s once in a lifetime release

The GlenDronach Distillery is releasing its first-ever 50 Year Old Single Malt: the Highland Distillery’s oldest and rarest whisky to date. Just 198 bottles, each individually numbered, will be available worldwide with a small number destined for Australia. The release marks an important moment in the near two-hundred-year history of The GlenDronach Distillery, one of […]

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Pusser’s rums

Splice The Mainbrace! Pusser’s Rum, Black Tot Day, And The End Of A Royal Navy Tradition

July 31 is Black Tot Day. If you didn’t know better, you’d swear it was something evil – or at the very least politically incorrect. As it celebrates the end of a long and famous tradition now deemed inappropriate, perhaps it is exactly that. The first Black Tot Day was in 1970, the last day on […]

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