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Tuesday 07 March, 2017

Discover a New Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day: West Cork reviewed




Ah yes, St. Patrick’s Day: the one day of the year when everyone eats Kosher-style corned beef (telling each other it’s Irish) and drinks the one Irish whiskey they’ve heard of: Jameson’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with Jamie (I’ve sung it’s praises before), but the Irish Whiskey industry has been exploding in the last […]





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Monday 04 April, 2016

The Future Belongs To Blended Scotch Whisky. There I said it.




For the past 50 years or so since William Grant introduced Glenfiddich, the first marketed single malt Scotch whisky, “single malts” have dominated the dialogue about serious whisky appreciation worldwide, not-so-subtly pushing blended whiskies to a second-class category that has not always been warranted. But, owing probably to the popularity and thus growing scarcity of […]





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Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Cheers To 50 Years! Breaking Bread With The Balvenie




In a previous generation, it was almost a cliche to get a gold watch for 50 years of service to one company. But somehow it doesn’t seem grand enough for Malt Master David Stewart, who celebrated 50 years with William Grant and The Balvenie distillery this past September. Fifty years with one company is almost […]