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No two malt whiskies are, in fact, alike. Distillation means 'to extract the essence of', and the essence is never the same.
Robert Bruce Lockhart

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  • Hybrid whisky Huxley launched in Europe Hybrid whisky Huxley launched in Europe Hybrid whisky Huxley launched in Europe Latest news 13 July 2016

    Hybrid whisky Huxley launched in Europe

    Blend of Scotch, Canadian and American whiskies will be sold initially in Germany and Austria.

  • Rare Batch 9 Rare Batch 9 Rare Batch 9 Rare bottlings 13 July 2016

    Rare Batch 9

    Two cult brand bottlings plus an often overlooked malt have surfaced from the archives for tasting.

  • SMWS overhauls Edinburgh venue SMWS overhauls Edinburgh venue SMWS overhauls Edinburgh venue Latest news 13 July 2016

    SMWS overhauls Edinburgh venue

    The 28 Queen Street venue closes temporarily while it undergoes a £300,000 renovation project.

  • Peated whisky: the ultimate dram? Peated whisky: the ultimate dram? Peated whisky: the ultimate dram? The debate 12 July 2016

    Peated whisky: the ultimate dram?

    A heated debate between Hamish Torrie and Stuart Hendry on the pros and cons of smoking in whisky.

  • Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill Famous whisky drinkers 11 July 2016

    Sir Winston Churchill

    Be it with breakfast, lunch or dinner, Sir Winston Churchill’s affection for Scotch was no secret.

  • Batch 51 Batch 51 Batch 51 New Whiskies 08 July 2016

    Batch 51

    Two Black Bull bottlings, a double whammy from Blair Athol, a Glentauchers 6YO and a 42YO Tobermory.

  • First Borders distillery gets green light First Borders distillery gets green light First Borders distillery gets green light Latest news 07 July 2016

    First Borders distillery gets green light

    Plans have been approved for the first distillery in the Scottish Borders for almost 200 years.

  • Japanese grain innovation and Scotch Japanese grain innovation and Scotch Japanese grain innovation and Scotch Features 07 July 2016

    Japanese grain innovation and Scotch

    Dave Broom travelled to Japan to explore how distillers are driving innovation in grain whisky.

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  • Ailsa Bay Ailsa Bay Ailsa Bay Distillery & brand

    Ailsa Bay

    Flexible Lowlands distillery situated within the Girvan complex producing a range of malt styles.

  • The Famous Grouse The Famous Grouse The Famous Grouse Brand

    The Famous Grouse

    One of the world’s most recognisable blended Scotch whisky brands with roots in Victorian Scotland.

  • Springbank Springbank Springbank Distillery & brand

    Springbank

    Multi-faceted Campbeltown distillery.

  • Bladnoch Bladnoch Bladnoch Distillery & brand

    Bladnoch

    An eccentric mothballed site.

  • Eden Mill Eden Mill Eden Mill Distillery & brand

    Eden Mill

    Guardbridge’s Eden Mill is Scotland’s first combined brewery and distillery.

  • InchDairnie InchDairnie InchDairnie Distillery

    InchDairnie

    Innovative Lowland distillery with focus on distilling seasonal flavours.

  • Gordon & MacPhail Gordon & MacPhail Gordon & MacPhail Independent bottler

    Gordon & MacPhail

    One of Scotland’s oldest and most respected independent bottlers, and a distiller since 1998.

  • Cragganmore Cragganmore Cragganmore Distillery & brand

    Cragganmore

    Cragganmore is noted for its complexity.

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