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We're Goin' To Islay!

by Jake Mountain     1. May 2013 12:37

Message in a bottle

Feis Ile is almost upon us once again and to celebrate our third visit to The Islay Whisky Festival, we will be running 3 Competitions (count ‘em) for all those souls lucky enough to be joining us on the Hebridean island between 24th May and 2nd June 2013!

We will also be releasing a brand new bottling from That Boutique-y Whisky Company: a Caol Ila! Schwiing! This new release will be up for grabs on Islay as well as other prizes. To see how you can get in on the action, read on...

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Talisker Storm (& MICHAEL FISH)

by Jake Mountain     30. April 2013 10:43

Michael Fish predicts the weather

On Wednesday, the Isle of Skye’s only distillery celebrated the launch of Talisker Storm by bringing the Isle’s weather, in the form of a 25 foot high interactive storm, to the banks of the Thames.

Some people were saying that a certain meteorological legend would be in attendance... So, off I scampered to bear witness as “all of the elements” of Skye’s rugged weather descended upon London: “wind, rain, lightning, fog and thunder”...

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Filliers Distillery: “It’s in Belgium”

by Jake Mountain     19. April 2013 16:42

In Bruges

As Ian McCulloch certainly didn’t say:

We've been up to Filliers terrace,

To see what's a-happening...

They’re mixing up the medici-i-i-ine (Note – not medicine #drinkaware)

And we did like the taste!

The Filliers family have been making jenever near Deinze, not far from Ghent, for more than five generations dating back to the 19th century. More recently, they became the producers of the first double still Belgian whisky, and even more recently, Master of Malt made their fine products available in the UK retail market for the first time ever!

Zonder dank. (That’s Flemish for you’re welcome.)

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The Flask from The Macallan: We have a winner!

by Jake Mountain     19. April 2013 10:02

The Macallan The Flask

Excellent work: many of you successfully infiltrated The Competition! You completed all of your objectives and only a bare minimum of innocent bystanders were horribly crushed to death during your tank shenanigans!

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Caption Contest #4 – Win a bottle of Clynelish Whisky!

by Jake Mountain     12. April 2013 15:15

Clynelish Caption Contest

We thought it was high time we ran another caption competition (maybe we just felt like giving away some whisky), although this time with a bit of a twist… Where we found the original of this particular image however, I really don’t know.

Personally, I find it even more perturbing than C.M. Coolidge’s paintings of dogs playing poker. (“They’re dogs… and they’re playing poker…!”)

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The Competition: Win The Flask from The Macallan

by Jake Mountain     9. April 2013 14:00

The Macallan Gold, two tasting glasses and The Macallan The Flask

Mission Objectives:

A: Buy a bottle of The Macallan.

B: Have your name automatically entered into the prize draw to win The Flask: cutting edge technology worth £600 that is currently in the hands of The Competition. (Plus a bottle of The Macallan Gold & 2 tasting glasses too!)

C: Minimise civilian casualties.

The countdown has already begun. T-minus 7 days or 99 chances to win.

Good luck, James.

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Highland Park Loki and My Week of Dread

by Jake Mountain     5. April 2013 12:44

Loki, God of Mischief

It was a wet and stormy winter’s night in the calendar season of spring when the note came. The wind swirled menacingly in the half-light. The atmosphere was tangibly foreboding. As I walked towards the front door of the building, the sense of dread built and a sudden, low and particularly long piano note could almost be heard. (The longer the note, the more dread.) I slowly opened the small black envelope that awaited me just inside the door, and the contents took me aback!

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How To Blend Whisky Part II (Deux*)

by Jake Mountain     14. March 2013 15:00

Blend Your Own Whisky Part 2

Back in September, we began offering some pointers on blending your own whisky to help you get the most out of the marvellous Home Blending Kits we have bestowed upon the world (we’re good like that) as well as explaining a little about how whisky blending came about. Now, we left that post on a bit of a cliff-hanger I’m afraid but fear not! We didn’t forget about this, good heavens no! Time to re-cap/catch up on How To Blend Whisky Part I because herein lies... Part Deux!

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