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Whisky investment clubs – great value for serious whisky lovers

Whisky investment clubs – great value for serious whisky lovers

Exclusive craft whisky can be – let’s face it – expensive. But whisky investment clubs offer a way to discover exclusive artisan whiskies at a surprisingly reasonable cost. It’s also a chance for members to support a distillery and be involved in its story, with inside tips and offers, and early-bird access to new products. One new Scottish distillery has set up an investment club boasting “Probably the best views…

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The best fish dish to pair with whisky

The best fish dish to pair with whisky

James and Leslie, a partnership like many other, when they work together amazing things can happen. After Leslie has been slogging her guts out in the kitchen and around the house she can sometimes be found sitting on a barstool at the Drumchork Lodge Hotel in Autbea, where she will happily share some amazing tales. As for James, he manages the Little Gruinard Estate which, apart from occasionally whipping a…

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From Tuscany to Scotland

From Tuscany to Scotland

From Tuscany to Scotland – whisky stills arrive for the new Raasay distillery The new whisky distillery being built on the Isle of Raasay has come a big step closer, with the arrival of two copper whisky stills, just in time for Christmas! The stills have journeyed all the way from Tuscany in Italy, where they were custom made for R&B Distillers. They’ll take up residence in the…

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The science of Maths and Whisky

The science of Maths and Whisky

Given maths and whisky are two of my favourite things (yes I did say I like maths), I have been using a unique website to refresh my standard deviations as well as my knowledge of the Dr David Wishart flavour classification scheme. It's a website which teaches you about both whisky and statistics. It also guides you to your dream whisky. Impossible I hear you say. Well maybe not. Read…

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Craft Whisky - What is it?

Craft Whisky - What is it?

The term 'craft' is now widely used when speaking of beer, but it is much less common when it comes to spirits, and whisky in particular. In my previous article I talked about the impressive number of whisky distilleries opening or planned for Scotland, which will reach as high as one third more than exist currently. Given the acceptance of the term craft in the long glass let's start with…

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