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Introducing our New Range of Mackmyra Specials

Introducing our New Range of Mackmyra Specials

When you think of great whisky, your mind likely wanders up to the Highlands of Scotland, the bourbon counties of Kentucky, or (if you're an on-trend whisky fan) to the mountains of Japan. However, high up on the beautiful island of Fjäderholmarna, Mackmyra is working hard to make Swedish whisky a household name in whisky production. As you might have guessed, we’re big fans of Mackmyra and their work.…

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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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