Archive for December, 2019

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 288: Glengoyne 12 Year Old 2005 Single Cask for The Netherlands – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 288: Glengoyne 12 Year Old 2005 Single Cask for The Netherlands

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries a signle sherry cask of Glengoyne. For the 100th jubilee of the Dutch importer De Monnik Dranken, the distillery manager Robbie Hughes selected this cask from 2015. It was presented a little over a year ago, but only now reached Mark’s neck of the woods thanks to his Dutch buddy Manny.

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Ralfy Does Christmas with Laphroaig in ralfy review 806 – Laphroaig 16yo @ 48%vol – Scotch Whisky News finds a new version of Laphroaig.

End of year ramblings from The English Whisky Company – English Whisky News

A lot can happen in a year …   Andrew Nelstrop, Managing Director 
The English Whisky Co

Once again I find myself being asked to write a few lines because we have come to the end of the year.  It does not seem 12 months since I last did this. I am not sure what has caused time to speed up – is it my never ending age increase or is it having young children at school with terms going by in a daze?

English whisky as a global category continues to grow with new export markets found and the word is quietly spread that whisky doesn’t have to be Scottish.  As the founding company behind this growth in English whisky we find it spectacular how many other distilleries are being built or coming online to join us. Yes it is a bit more competition but at the same time it is a lot more people banging the drum around the world and ultimately this helps awareness sink in. I am very fortunate to be leading the original English Whisky Company and my life is made easier by the fact that our team continue to make the very finest single malt and that we have a good stock of aged whiskies maturing in our bonds. One of the perks of owning the oldest whisky distillery is I get to try the oldest English whiskies before you and I can tell you the 12year old we are looking at releasing next year is amazing!

For those of you that haven’t visited the distillery for a year or two; we now have a very smart bistro that has proved to be a big hit, with our chefs knocking up some quality grub – it is well worth a visit. Now that we have somewhere lovely for you to relax and spend a bit of time, we have made the hard decision to reduce the tours to 4 a day. In the past we really couldn’t entertain visitors for an hour while they waited for a tour but the new facilities are lovely, so hopefully you will arrive early enough for a drink and maybe a nibble before your tour.

2019 has been a stressful year and it has nothing to do with making or selling whisky but everything to do with computers; which brings me back to my ever increasing age! We decided to implement a new website and whilst the website makers are incredibly helpful – I have never known a job so complicated or time consuming. The idea is that it makes your shopping experience an easy delight and looks smart as well. My misled belief was that computers should be able to do this easily – how wrong was I. In my aged wisdom I palmed this job off to Katy who is noticeably younger and therefore seems less miffed when a computer can’t carry out basic mathematics correctly. How many of you still have your Casio calculator? I do and it is far more accurate than a wrongly programmed computer.. Anyway months on and we finally launched the new site on Black Friday because we like a challenge. I have a feeling that there will be tweaks going on for many more months but I am delighted with the results so far, the new site is a great improvement on our old version. If you find  a glitch please do email or phone us  – there will be a glitch or two hiding somewhere.

My final comments are a request for you all. We know where our whisky is sold but we rarely know where it is not. If you have a lovely wine shop / great bar / hotel near you that doesn’t stock our goods please do let us know so that we can do our best to persuade the proprietor to stock a few of our products. Any new accounts gained this way and the informer gets a bottle of The English Original on me!

Once again – Merry Christmas

Andrew Nelstrop

Merry Christmas from Hamish at Loch Fyne Whiskies! 🎅

Merry Christmas from The Whisky Shop 🎅🎄

We’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas from all of us at The Whisky Shop and to thank you for the past year, full of good times and a lot of drams!

Here’s to you… from Compass Box

Here’s to you!

It’s that time of year when we look back and remember all those who helped make it special.

So we wanted to say thank you for being an important part of Compass Box in 2019.

We only exist because of people like you – those with the desire to follow their own path and seek out singular products like ours.

Yet it’s not only about the year just gone. 2020 will be our 20th anniversary, and we’ll mark the milestone by releasing special whiskies and celebrating 20 years of exploring the world of great Scotch whisky. We hope you’ll join us.

All the best to you and yours from all of us at Compass Box.

And, especially at this time of year, share and enjoy!

John Glaser
Founder & Whiskymaker

Why did Father Christmas stop smoking? It was bad for his ‘elf’…


Festive Whiskies at K&L California – Whisky News

2007 Dailuaine 12 Year Old “Old Particular” Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml) $64.99 View

Suntory “Hibiki Japanese Harmony” Japanese Whisky (750ml) $74.99 View

1991 Cameronbridge 27 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Refill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) $79.99 View

1998 Orkney (Highland Park) 20 Year Old “Thompson Bros.” K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) $149.99 View

Very Olde St. Nick “Summer Rye” Ancient Barrel Reserve Cask Strength Rye Whiskey (750ml)$199.99 View

1979 North British 40 Year Old “Old Particular” Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml) $299.99 View


Merry Christmas from The Bounty Hunter



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