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Close your eyes. It’s 1940. You are traveling through the beautiful Speyside region of Scotland. An era, true to its time with tranquillity of the Spey river and bare hills. It’s a year after the Second World War has started and grain distillation has halted and only limited malt pot-still distilling was allowed. The world was definitely in a different place - one that today we have never seen.On February 3rd, a visionary mastermind of single malt Scotch whisky, George Urquhart and his father, John, had the extraordinary foresight and vision to lay down spirit from Glenlivet Distillery in a...

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I was so happy to finally reveal the first exclusive bottling for The Whisky Explorer Society with Vice President and Co-Founder of Single Cask Nation, Jason Johnstone-Yellin!The whisky selected is a 9 Year Blended Malt and it is the perfect whisky for those who want to experience a whisky that elevates itself to extraordinary levels after each and every sip!It is a blend of Edrington Malts - you know that company that owns Macallan? But over the years they have owned multiple distilleries and one of the first was actually Bunnahabhain 😯 when it was known as Robertson and Baxter...

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At one point in my whisky journey, my collection consisted of mostly Glenlivet expressions. Now you’re asking yourself - really Mike, Glenlivet? I was drawn to the Glenlivet Single Casks Range and at one point I had seventeen of them! The highlight was the original single cask ever released from the distillery, the 40 Year Atlantic which was released in 2005!There was something special about these releases as the team focused on selecting great quality casks based on flavor profile and of which country they will be released in. Now when it comes to blends, a master blender can create...

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Known as the BEST bourbon you’ll never taste, find out why below!Happy National Bourbon Heritage Month and to kick it off here is a legendary spirit, A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Years Old, distilled in the Spring of 1974.This extraordinary Bourbon had a long, dramatic journey from its inception. In fact, the history behind A.H. Hirsch Reserve speaks volume about why it is not just the finest American bourbon ever made, but indeed a rare National artifact.The sublime, amber-colored whiskey in this bottle was distilled in 1974 in small copper pot-stills of Michter’s Distillery. Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania, the...

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The Tomatin Distillery was established in 1897 at the peak of the Victorian Whisky Boom by three men, John MacDougall, John MacLeish and Alexander Allan, along with a handful of investors.The chosen location may have been inspired by the history of illicit distillation on the site, however, despite being very isolated (Tomatin is over 1000 feet above sea level on the eastern edge of the Monadhliath Mountains), it was also a very practical location.The isolated location was perfect in almost every way, the only thing it couldn't offer was a workforce. So when construction at the distillery begun, the architect was instructed to build a number of...

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