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A Silent Character -  Tweeddale Celebrate Single Grain Whisky

A Silent Character - Tweeddale Celebrate Single Grain Whisky

For much of the 20th century, the predominant trend in Scotland was for whisky distilleries to be shutting their doors. Thankfully, that decline is now in reverse: at the end of 2017 there were 126 Scottish Distilleries, with plenty more opening in 2018. Though we are all immensely excited about this new whisky boom, and eager to try new spirits from the likes of Raasay Distillery it’s sad that…

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The Evolution - Rediscovering The Borders Whisky Heritage with an Award Winning Blend

The Evolution - Rediscovering The Borders Whisky Heritage with an Award Winning Blend

It does not happen very often, but this year, the Scottish summer has delivered. It’s hard to remember a year when the weather has been as good as it has recently. There’s barbeques everywhere, paddling pool sales are through the roof, and there has not been a cloud over Edinburgh since May. Ahem... that last one might have been an exaggeration, but still, it’s been nice to…

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Introducing Wemyss Malts to Our Secret Still

Introducing Wemyss Malts to Our Secret Still

The city of Edinburgh is surprisingly easy to get around on foot. You can quite easily walk from one side of the city to the other...providing the weather allows it. On a clear day, If you take a wander down to the shore (perhaps an hours walk from CWC HQ), it’s possible to see across the Firth of Forth to the ancient kingdom of Fife. Between the rolling…

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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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