The Ultimate Whisky Lovers Car

What can a car say about your taste in whisky? Which would be your favourite? A Jim Beam Grand Cherokee or a Yamazaki Lexus? Bowmore have chosen theirs, and it’s the Aston Martin SUV, the DBX.  Bowmore revealed a partnership with ‘Q by Aston Martin’ developing an extremely limited edition Bowmore Aston Martin DBX’s that will be built and delivered to just 18 customers at a private event…

Roskrows’ Stills Crazy: Edition 2

International spirits writer and magazine editor, Dominic Roskrow, has launched a new magazine for the whisky loving public and it’s worth a read.  Edition #2 of Stills Crazy was released last week and is a significant publication dedicated to the work of the late Dr Jim Swan: aptly titled “The Wizard of Whisky”. Roskrow has been…

Hellyers Road wins World Whiskies Award Best Australian Single Malt 2021

Henrys Legacy Freestone Cove has been awarded the prestigious World Whiskies Awards  Best Australian Single Malt 2021. Hellyers Road 15 Year Slightly Peated was also the Category Winner in the 13–20-year category. Hellyers Road Distillery General Manager Andy Bower was delighted with the win . ’This team, and this brand, continues to amaze me! Determination, resilience…

Glenmorangie launch three whiskies for travel retail

BRENDAN MCCARRON doesn’t take long to cut to the chase. He’s in Australia a week after Dramfest in Christchurch, NZ and has something he wants us to hear. In front of him are three whiskies only a few locally have set eyes on: The Accord 12-Year-Old ($103), The Elementa 14YO ($120) and The Tribute 16YO…

The ‘best dram’ – Glenfiddich Grand Cru

Glenfiddich is one of the most beloved of all Scottish malts. They began more than 150 years ago with William Grant, a bookkeeper at the Mortlach Distillery with a dream of making the “best dram in the valley.” At 47, Grant quit his job and purchased a copper pot still and associated equipment. He, his…

World First Blockchain Whisky

Ailsa Bay has launched the world’s first-ever blockchain whisky, capturing the full distilling and manufacturing process. You can track the whisky from its source all the way to your glass.  Why so? You may well ask. Well, the growing number of fakes on the market seems like a good place to start. Blockchain information essentially means…

Last chance to try the Craigellachie 51 Year old for free

 Sydney, Australia – After waiting 51 years to be enjoyed by people all over the world, there are only ten days left to enter the Craigellachie 51 lottery to be in with a chance to sip on your very own dram at Bar 51 pop-up. While most super-aged whiskies of this calibre would command a…

Spirit of the Week – Wolfburn Distillery ‘Langskip’ Single Malt

WORDS KEN GARGETT The emergence of a new Scottish distillery, even if it is a resurrection of an old one, will always attract attention, especially when they hit the ground with an array of cracking malts and make a real splash on the show circuit. The original Wolfburn Distillery was founded back in 1821 but,…

Sullivans Cove Celebrates 25th Anniversary this Year

WORDS KEN GARGETT The always impressive Tasmanian whisky distillery, Sullivans Cove, is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. As one of the leaders of an industry that was initially looked on as a curio at best, and folly by many, it is a great achievement. Sullivans Cove, on the Derwent River in Tasmania (if there…

Explore Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

WORDS KEN GARGETT The roadshow for fabulous Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is doing the rounds – a collection of whiskies of age and complexity. While not open to the public, take heart that your favourite bartenders are there on your behalf. You will reap the benefits in the future. Over the years, I have been to more tastings…