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Every now and then you find a whisky that catches you by surprise. And this release from Ardbeg did just that for me!Maybe it’s the level of boldness and mystery this bottle captures in both the History of the Distillery to the exceptional liquid in the bottle!If you stand on the rocky headland behind Ardbeg Distillery today, sunlight dancing on the waves, a soft breeze whispering through the long grass that fringes the shore, listening to the cheerful call of seagulls as they follow the fishing boats that pass this way, it’s hard to believe this spot has a turbulent...

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With so many awards given out over the years by numerous people there is one that is seen to be set at a higher standard. One that the industry and enthusiasts respect a bit more of all others, and that is The Beverage Institute Awards!Just recently they awarded the Redbreast 27 Year Old a perfect score! You may have remembered them giving out perfect scores to Kavalan and Pappy Van Winkle in the past but they don’t give out many!Being a fan of this whiskey I have been really following them over the last ten years with them releasing some...

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Lindores Abbey Distillery, scotland, singlemalt, whisky -

Now I must ask, do you like butter? Because if you do this whisky is for you.  The Distillery at Lindores Abbey – The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky Let’s dive into some history! In 1494 in an entry in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland of “eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor wherewith to make aquae vitae” for the King (James IV). Aquae Vitae meaning water of life and in turn whisky.  This mention in 1494 is the first ever proof of whisky being distilled in Scotland. Friar John Cor was of the Benedictine Order at Lindores Abbey! What...

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glenmoray, scotland, singlemalt, whisky -

Are you a fan of maple syrup and warm pecan pie? If so, this is the whisky for you!Here is a Glen Moray Distillery deep dive and the newest limited edition from Glen Moray, Warehouse #1 Tokaji Finish!Glen Moray Distillery was founded in 1897, built on the site a brewery known as the Elgin West Brewery. On September 13th, 1897 they completed their first mash and were operational until 1910.In 1920 the distillery was sold to MacDonald and Muir. They rebuilt the distillery in 1958 and the traditional malting floors were replaced with Saladin boxes and in operation until 1978...

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