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Machrie Moor – The Peated Arran Malt

March 1st, 2011

Arran Distillery has just released a nw single malt call ‘Machrie Moor’ . This is the first release limited to 9000 bottles worldwide. Distilled since 2004 the malted barely is peated to a levele of 14ppm and botytled at their prefered strenght of 46% vol. The nose gives hints of fudge, coconut spice and a glorious touch [...]

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Hazleburn 8 years old Sauternes wood

March 1st, 2011

Springbank distillery are about to release a limited edition of their Hazelburn single malt, matured for 5 years in bourbon casks then 3 years in sauternes casks, bottled at 55.9% vol. This bottling should be available early March 2011. First distilled in 1997 and every year thereafter. The malt is dried over hot air only, [...]

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Some Young Punks additions

February 9th, 2011

Some Young Punks epitomise the best of New Australia.  The punks consist of Col McBryde (voted Australia’s Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke.  Like most amongst the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren’t moved by porty Shiraz and seeks instead a sense of place [...]

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Award Winning Brandy

February 9th, 2011

We are delighted to able to sell Van Ryn’s Brandy from South Africa. Van Ryns Brandies are amongst the most highly awarded brandys in the World, with a long list of Gold medals and trophies behind them. We have the excellent 10 years old and superb 12 years old brandy. The 12 years old picked [...]

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Snow Grouse Here in March..

February 9th, 2011

Snow Grouse should be landing with us in early March. Its a grain whisky made to appeal to the younger generation of whisky drinkers, they recommend to serve straight from the freezer.  A light delicate and vanilla sweet whisky, smooth and easy drinking.

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Connemara Turf Mor

January 22nd, 2011

Connemara have just released their Peatiest Irish whiskey to date, Turf Mor which means Big Peat in Gaelic. It has been made from heavily peated malted barley with phenols levels of 55ppm, putting it on a par with many Islay malts. It is bottled at cask strength 58.4% with no chilfiltration to give this new [...]

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Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

January 11th, 2011

Our first allocation of Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix sold out before Christmas, but we have some more stock arriving  later this week.  The story behind this lovely malt is that on the evening of 7th Jan after weeks of heavy snow, in a remote part of the distillery estate, a number of warehouse roofs collapsed under [...]

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Vermouth – not just Martini!

September 29th, 2010

Vermouth is a fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices (“aromatized” in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.[1] Some vermouth is sweetened; unsweetened, or “dry” vermouth tends to be bitter. The person credited with inventing the vermouth recipe, Antonio Benedetto Carpano from Turin, Italy, chose to name his concoction “vermouth” in [...]

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Varieties of Sherry

September 29th, 2010

Sherry is a fortified wine, produced in the southern tip of Spain. The demarcated area around the towns of Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María in Andalucia, forms the Denominaciónes de Origen of Jerez-Xérèz-Sherry and Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda. How is it Made? The grapes are harvested, pressed and [...]

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Port – a fortified wine

September 29th, 2010

Port is a sweet fortified wine from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal; the Douro River runs from west to east, from Oporto on the Atlantic Coast through to Spain. Only 40 % of all the wines in the region may be made into port each year, with the governing body, the Instituto dos Vinhos [...]

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