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Easter releases at Whiski Shop

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Easter releases at Whiski Shop

  As it starts to get warmer and the seasons begin to change, we can allow ourselves a little excitement as we look to summer. But first Easter is just around this corner.  For us, year after year this seems to be the time when whiskies from around the world are released into the UK, and this year has been a bit of a bonanza!  Around this time every year we wait we baited breath as the Japanese whisky producer Suntory, proud owner of the famous Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries sends their single malts around the world. We now have...

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Haggis Gin Comes to Scotland!

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Haggis  Gin Comes to Scotland!

 Gin is the ‘in thing’ at the moment in the drinks world and Scotland has been quick to capitalise with over 100 new Scottish gins appearing in the last few years. Scottish botanicals are proving very popular through this movement with distillers using blaeberries from Fife or bladderwack seaweed from the coastline of Shetland as well as of course, Scottish juniper berries.  It comes as no surprise then that someone has decided to take it one step further and distil the world's first 'Haggis Gin', named Haggis Neeps and Tatties or HNT Gin. Hairy Coo Distillers did find that distilling...

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A look at new world Whiskies

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A look at new world Whiskies

With our world whisky tasting fast approaching we thought we would have a look at what some of the 'new world' distilleries are all about. Japanese whisky has taken the world by storm over the last decade or so, with some dramatic price increases in recent years. The multi award winning film 'Lost in Translation', brought Suntory Whisky into the spotlight and the TV series 'Massan' did the same for their competitor 'Nikka'. Follow that with the contentious accolade of 'Whisky of the year' for the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible and Japanese whisky becomes a...

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