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Whisky Auctioneer April Auction Now Live – Whisky News

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APRIL AUCTION LIVE – STARRING VINTAGE GEMS & HOT NEW RELEASES

We have a whole galaxy worth of stars to bring you this month. From some incredible vintage gems to the newest and most sought after releases and everything in between, take some time out to stargaze at our stellar April Auction, starting with the dazzlers below!

HIGHLAND PARK 1941 25 YEAR OLD / ST MAGNUS LABEL

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They don’t come much more vintage or gem like than this 1941 Highland Park! A stunning bottle featuring the iconic St Magnus label, a design that dates back to the 1870s. We have it on very good authority that this tastes amazing!

MACALLAN ARCHIVAL SERIES FOLIO 2

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At last it’s arrived! The second release in a range that recreates the old advertising styles of Macallan, this is a 12 year old limited to 2000 bottles. A distillery only release, don’t miss out!

MAINARDI IMPORT COLLECTION 6X70CL

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Originally imported into Italy by Sestante and distributed by Mainardi Import S.R.L Milano, during the late 1980s. This colourful collection consists of some legendary bottlings, including a fantastic Clynelish 1965 24 Year Old!

ARDBEG 1965

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A very rare Ardbeg, drawn from 2 casks and bottled in 2005 as one of only 261. The packaging includes a lockable glass display case, perfect for starting your very own whisky museum!

KARUIZAWA 1965 60TH ANNIVERSARY LMDW

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Exclusively sold by French retailer La Maison du Whisky in celebration of their 60th anniversary, this beautifully presented bottle sold out instantly last month. With only 60 bottles available that is perhaps not surprising!

MOON IMPORT “THE BIRDS”

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A beautiful series from the independent Italian bottler. Includes, amongst others, three incredible Ardbeg 1966 bottles. All single casks and release in limited numbers. Stunning!

Auction runs Friday 28th April to Monday 8th May.

There is no registration fee, our commission structure is very competitive and we offer worldwide shipping. For our terms and conditions please click here.

Happy bidding!

Maltstock SoS Promo tour 2017 – Whisky News

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Chichibu @ Maltstock

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Great news! Japans most exiting distillery: Chichibu is coming to Maltstock again this year! Yumi Yoshikawa will be flying in to be with us, and share a dram in the autumn sun! Want to know anything about Japanese whisky? She can tell you tuns of stories and give you inside information about this beautifull distillery. Besides that, we are delighted to have her sparkling personality around us again!

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SoS Promo tour

Spot the Maltstock promo car!

Be scared… be very scared ;) From the 25th of April untill the 5th of May the Maltstock team can be found in Scotland! We’ll be roaming the Speyside during the Spirit of Speyside Festival again.

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So… if you see us, wave, scream, shake hands with us and make a selfie with our Maltstock promo car. Responsibly of course, making selfies in front of a driving car is not safe.

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Tickets

Want to know what Maltstock is all about? There is only one way to find out! Buy your Maltstock ticket and experience our unique weekend of total and utter relaxed whisky fun! They are limited so don’t wait and be disappointed!

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Flora and Fauna with Colin Dunn May 8th at Milroys of Soho – Scotch Whisky News

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Flora and Fauna with Colin Dunn May 8th

Respected whisky ambassador Colin Dunn takes us on a delightful journey showcasing some of Diageo’s most interesting single malts in the form of their wonderful Flora & Fauna single malt range.

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Whisky Mash Exhibitors A Dram-Good Selection For Aberdeen’s Connoisseurs – Scotch Whisky News

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Whisky Mash Exhibitors A Dram-Good Selection For Aberdeen’s Connoisseurs 

The Whisky Mash Festival, an annual event dedicated to showcasing the very best from well-established Scotch whisky distilleries and new independent bottlers, today announces a dram-good full line-up for its exhibition in Aberdeen next month.

Lucky connoisseurs of the amber nectar will be treated to exhibits and the latest tipples from Aultmore, The Balvenie, Black Bull, Chivas, Craigellachie, The Deveron, Dewar’s, Eden Mill, Glen Garioch, Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Murray McDavid, The Octave and Royal Brackla.

Now in its third year, the event, which hosts one session in the afternoon and one in the evening, has gained popularity year-on-year and is hotly anticipated to be a sell out at the city’s Douglas Hotel on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Paul West, Whisky Mash Festival coordinator and owner of popular local cigars, ale, scotch and coffee venue, CASC, comments: “We are thrilled to announce such a fantastic line up for this year’s festival and proud to have the support of such a wide network of whisky brands, with more still to be unveiled.

“Ticket holders will be in for a fantastic event this year, with four master classes to be presented by some of our exhibitors. These will offer guests a unique insight into the flavours, distilling techniques and tastings of some rare, quality Scotch whiskies.

“As well as these specialist insights, we are looking forward to welcoming music performances throughout the afternoon and into the evening. While most people will be there to enjoy the drams on offer, there’s always a need to soak up the alcohol, so will also have some fantastic food on offer too.

“There’s nothing else quite like this in the area offering a specialist, up-close insight from the whisky distilleries themselves, so we are really looking forward to hosting another fantastic event and sharing it with around 600 likeminded whisky lovers in the area.”

Tickets for Whisky Mash Festival 2017 are £25 + VAT from www.whiskymash.co.uk and include event access to session one (12 noon – 3.30pm) or session two (4.30pm-8pm), 10 x drink tokens, a Glencairn whisky glass and a bottle of mineral water.

All attendees must be of 18 years or over and bring a valid ID with them on the day.

For more information visit www.whiskymash.co.uk or contact Paul West at CASC on 01224 212373 or contact the team at info@cascbar.co.uk

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About Whisky Mash Festival: Launched in 2015, Whisky Mash Festival was borne from a want to showcase the very best in Scottish whisky with likeminded individuals. The Whisky Mash Festival is coordinated and hosted by CASC, a bar owned and run by Paul West on Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter that specialises in cigars, ale, scotch and coffee.

Sample the finer things in life at Tor Na Coille Whisky Club – Scotch Whisky News

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Sample the finer things in life at Tor Na Coille Whisky Club

This is not your father’s whisky tasting.

There will be no corduroy, cardigans or chin-stroking.

Just good whisky. And lots of it.

Join whisky connoisseurs Sandy Kenneway and Steven McConnachie for a guided tour of Scotland’s national drink, sampling malts from across the country and learning about what makes good whisky. For just £20 per person, you can sample several whiskies in some of the most beautiful surroundings on Royal Deeside on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August. Or, for those keen to visit all sessions, get four for the price of three with a block booking.

With decades of experience in the whisky industry between them, Sandy – who has led tastings at festivals across Scotland – and Steven – a whisky expert from renowned bottler Murray McDavid – will debunk the myths surrounding the whisky making process and highlight the subtle differences between different regions and expressions.

Sitting amongst acres of private wooded ground, the four-star Tor Na Coille Hotel offers stunning panoramic views of Royal Deeside. Each of the Victorian country house hotel’s rooms and suits is uniquely decorated, giving them all a distinct personality of their own.

The Tor Na Coille Whisky Club will run from 7pm on 5 May, 2 June, 7 July and 4 August at £20 per person. Block book all four sessions and pay just £60. Visit www.tornacoille.com for more information about the hotel, and email info@tornacoille.com or call 01330 822242 to book.

Whisky Hammer April Auction Ends on Sunday – Whisky Auction News

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APRIL AUCTION NOW LIVE (ends Sunday 30th April)

…place your bids at http://www.whiskyhammer.co.uk/

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy!

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Taste through the decades with Glenfarclas – Scotch Whisky News

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SIX DECADES OFTHE GLENFARCLAS FAMILY CASKS

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY
7.30pm-9pm

Tickets on sale now

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Glenfarclas is world renowned for producing high-quality sherried whiskies. The cream of the crop are the Family Casks and at this tasting, we’ll be trying six of the best. Leading us through the whisky is Glenfarclas sales director George Grant, the sixth generation of the distillery-owning Grant family.

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The Glenfarclas Family Casks is a unique collection of the best single casks from the distillery’s warehouses. Launched in 2007, the collection has now grown to more than 100 releases covering every year from 1952 to 2001.

George will be taking us on a journey through time, tasting a Family Cask from each decade from the 1950s to 2000s, a selection of whiskies valued at almost £10,000.

1959 Vintage Winter 2015

1966 Vintage Spring 2015

1974 Vintage Summer 2016

1983 Vintage Summer 2014

1992 Vintage Spring 2015

2001 Vintage Summer 2016

George Grant is the sixth generation of the Grant family to work at Glenfarclas, the distillery his great-great-great-grandfather bought in 1865. He is passionate about his family’s spirit and particularly enjoys introducing whisky lovers to the older expressions of Glenfarclas, distilled by his grandfather and watched over by his father.

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY
7.30pm-9pm
£69 per ticket

Please arrive at the venue from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start

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VENUE

SMITH & WOLLENSKY
THE ADELPHI
1-11 JOHN ADAM STREET
LONDON WC2N 6HT

 

Whisky Hammer April Auction Now Live – Whisky Auction News

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APRIL AUCTION NOW LIVE (ends Sunday 30th April)

…place your bids at http://www.whiskyhammer.co.uk/

With an incredible selection of whiskies and other fine spirits there is certainly something for everyone – whether you are looking to collect, invest, enjoy!

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Introduction to Whisky Saturdays at Milroys of Soho – Scotch Whisky News

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Introduction to Whisky

(Saturdays)

Every other Saturday, in the heart of soho, we host “Introduction to Whisky” tastings. Come on down and join a small group of people who are as eager to learn more about whisky as you are . Scotch, Bourbon and whiskies from all over the world will be sampled accompanied by an in house whisky specialist to talk you through every detail and answer any of your questions. We’ll see you there. (Links to tickets below.)

SATURDAY APRIL 22ND

SATURDAY MAY 13TH

Milroy’s of Soho
3 Greek Street
London, England W1D 4NX
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CUTTER BOAT SETS SAIL TO SING! – Scotch Whisky News

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CUTTER BOAT SETS SAIL TO SING!

The Murray McDavid, a cutter boat built in 1954, is setting out on the first ever singing voyage, taking opera ‘doon the watter’, to the marinas down the Clyde.

Interestingly, the boat already has a remarkable link with singing. It was built by the father of Scottish singer Niven Miller, famous in the 1950s for his operatic style.

This June, as part of Scottish Opera’s Pop-Up Tour, songs from Pirates of Penzance and Bubble McBea will be performed on board the beautifully restored Murray McDavid. Children and members of the public will be given the chance to enjoy opera on the water.The Murray McDavid on the Clyde

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The boat is owned by the independent scotch whisky company Murray McDavid. Its Managing Director, Edward Odim, is delighted to be supporting Scottish Opera’s Pop-Up Tour: ‘It’s very exciting to work with Scottish Opera and to be part of such an innovative project. I fell in love with opera when I was young and it means a great deal to me to help bring opera to others, especially children.’

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The Murray McDavid

For more information, contact:Eilidh.Clark@scottishopera.org.uk

www.scottishopera.org.uk

Alexandra.Roberts@aceo.co.uk www.murray-mcdavid.com

Tel: 01452 762024 Mob: 07919 037335 

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History of the Murray McDavid

The Murray McDavid (aka ‘NewCraig’) was built in St Monans, Fife in 1954 by shipbuilders James N. Miller & Sons Limited; a family run business established 270 years ago. In the 50s, the company was run by brothers Tom and Willie Miller. Willie’s son, Niven, like his father before him, served as an apprentice boat engineer in Glasgow. However, he gave up boat building for a life as a singer and went on to find fame as a singer of traditional Scottish songs, receiving worldwide acclaim.

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he Murray McDavid began life as a pilot boat transporting mariners (pilots) to and from ships in the open sea. The pilot’s job was to guide and manoeuvre larger ships through the shallow waters of the busy harbour of Dundee. As such, the Murray McDavid needed to be able to withstand heavy seas and bumping against the much bigger vessels she worked alongside. 

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Renovation

Fast forward 60 years, and the boat has been acquired by the Murray McDavid company, fully renovated and given a new lease of life. It has been nearly seven years since the advert for the sale of the ‘NewCraig’ first caught the attention of Edward, who had always dreamed of restoring an old boat. Since buying the boat in 2010, it’s taken a team of four, five years to lovingly restore the boat. 

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The Murray McDavid in Dundee Harbour in 1954


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