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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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Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster - Discover a Real Pearl

Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster - Discover a Real Pearl

When asked about the Scottish islands, most people’s first thought would be to imagine some seriously dramatic scenery. Thick mist, salty air and foaming white wash on the shoreline. Powerful waves biting the beach, ebbing away at great masses of jagged rock. The landscape is largely unforgiving, often breathtaking, and unlike anywhere else. The other thing that the Scottish islands immediately bring to mind is of course - great…

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Taste Swedish Summer with Blomstertid from Mackmyra

Taste Swedish Summer with Blomstertid from Mackmyra

Mackmyra are challenging everything you know about whisky. Since 1998, the company has been intent on putting Sweden on the world whisky map, taking Scottish whisky tradition and adding an invariably Scandinavian twist. Craft Whisky Club subscribers will know Mackmyra through the superb Svensk Ek, a single malt matured using Swedish oak casks. With the Blomstertid, Mackmyra continue to demonstrate their passion for innovation and the unusual. Roughly a third…

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