The wait is over - Isle of Raasay Distillery Starts Making Whisky

The wait is over - Isle of Raasay Distillery Starts Making Whisky

"The Inner Sound", the stretch of water that separates Raasay from the Scottish mainland is, at 324 metres, the deepest section of the UK's territorial waters. Raasay can now add to it's list of achievements that of hosting Scotland's newest whisky distillery. The first (legal) whisky distillation on the isle of Raasay began last week with the opening of R&B Distillers' Isle of Raasay Distillery. Having spent a…

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Westland Garryana - A Pioneering Northwest Whiskey

Westland Garryana - A Pioneering Northwest Whiskey

As I’m sure you know by now, one thing we love at Craft Whisky Club is a whiskey with a real story. The level of pride and passion that goes into creating a bottle of whisky almost demands that humble drinkers like you and me take a little time to appreciate their individual stories. We try to do this with some of our blog posts - a couple of…

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What's New Borders 2? A First Look at a Special Second Release

What's New Borders 2? A First Look at a Special Second Release

This week we are celebrating the launch of Borders Second Release Single Grain Whisky. Members of Craft Whisky Club will an exclusive opportunity to purchase the second edition before general sale elsewhere. Head to our Secret Still to get yours now It’s no secret that R&B Distillers make some of the best-loved whisky that we offer at Craft Whisky Club. For UK Subscribers, the first release of…

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Fierce Rhetoric: 23 Year Old Bourbon from Orphan Barrel Whisky co.

Fierce Rhetoric: 23 Year Old Bourbon from Orphan Barrel Whisky co.

One of the things I like to think about when I pour a measure of whiskey, is the story that ’s gone into making my drink. Whiskey tends to be different from other spirits, in that there’s often an intriguing tale or illustrious history behind the bottle, the brand or both. The Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 is a narration of the American Whiskey Journey. It tells a story of…

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unleash the timorous beastie! a remarkable regional malt from douglas laing

unleash the timorous beastie! a remarkable regional malt from douglas laing

“Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie!” - Robert Burns So begins the famous Scots poem "To a mouse" - Rabbie Burns’ tail (pun intended) of the plight and plans of a poor field mouse, whose nest is destroyed with the single swoop of a plough. Legend has it that Scotland’s beloved Bard drew inspiration from experience, having accidentally destroyed a mouse’s nest…

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