Friday, April 17, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (April 17, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Review - Benromach Organic

The Organic is from the small independently owned distillery of Benromach. When it was originally launched back in 2006, it was the first single malt on the market to be fully certified as organic by the UK Soil Association.  The whisky continues to meet their rigorous standards regarding the growing of ingredients (organic barley, local spring water and yeast), the whisky making process and the maturation in untreated virgin American oak casks.  Benromach is the real pioneer of organic Scotch whisky, having started production around the millenium. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (April 10, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review - Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

Bain's Cape Mountain is a single grain whisky that is produced at the James Sedgwick Distillery in South Africa.  It is named after a pioneering Scotsman engineer named Andrew Geddes Bain.  In the 1850s he was responsible for designing and building the Bainskloof Pass, which cuts through the mountains near to the distillery. The whisky is made using only South African grain and was the first ever South African single grain whisky to be released.  It was first released in 2009 and has since racked up a large amount of awards from competitions across the globe.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Review - Springbank 12 years old Single Cask Port Pipe



This new Scotch single malt whisky from the Springbank distillery is so new that it has not actually been bottled as we write this post.  This is due to happen on 20th April 2015.  This whisky is a from a specially selected single cask and will be exclusive to the UK market.  We were fortunate enough to taste a preview sample, along with other visitors, at the recent Midlands Whisky Festival in Stourbridge.  The spirit was distilled in April 2003 and then filled to a ex-Port pipe cask.  The result after 12 years of maturation will yield just 696 bottles and these will have a cask strength of 58.3% ABV.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Review - Ghosted Reserve

The Ghosted Reserve is the latest limited edition bottling in the Rare Cask Reserves series, which is released by William Grant & Sons.  It is a blended malt.  This term refers to a whisky that is made from two or more single malts blended together.  In this case, there are just two malts included and both are very rare as they come from the Inverleven and Ladyburn 'ghost' distilleries, which have been closed for a significant length of time.  The Ghosted Reserve has been created by Brian Kinsman, the Master Blender at William Grant & Sons.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (March 27, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In Conversation with ... Olly Hicks

Whisky For Everyone was recently lucky enough to be invited to have a chat with Olly Hicks, round the world rower and marine adventurer. Olly has been working with The Black Grouse over the last year sharing his experiences through ‘in conversation’ events alongside renowned explorers Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kenton Cool and Ben Fogle. The events have compared The Black Grouse’s distinctive character with the undeniably distinctive explorers.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Inbox - The Week's Whisky News (March 20, 2015)

Welcome to this week's Inbox.  For those that have recently discovered us, Inbox is our weekly round up of whisky news and PR material that has found its way in to our email inbox. It was created as we cannot write full articles or do justice to every piece received. It features items from around the world of whisky and is published by us each Friday.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review - Label 5 Gold Heritage

This is the newest addition to the core range of the popular Label 5 blended Scotch whisky brand.  The Gold Heritage is designed to be a premium blend and has been created by Graham Coull, the Master Blender for Label 5.  It includes a complex mix of whiskies including single malts up to the age of 20 years old.  The Label 5 brand is owned by French drinks company La Martiniquaise. They also own the Glen Moray single malt distillery, which is located in Elgin in the Speyside region of Scotland.