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Douglas Laing’s Clutha Distillery to start production in 2019 (News)

Douglas Laing's Clutha Distillery in Glasgow (Single Malt Scotch Whisky River Clyde Announcement Reveal)

These are exciting times! With demand for single malt Scotch whisky at a height, a fair share of new distilleries have either been built or at least planned in recent years. One production site that I am particularly curious about is Douglas Laing’s upcoming Clutha Distillery in Glasgow. (more…)

Buddel Jungs – New craft spirit store opening in Oldenburg (News)

Buddel Jungs - New craft spirit store opening in Oldenburg (Gin Whisky Whiskey Liquor Rum Drinks)

Last weekend, the Buddel Jungs craft spirit store opened its doors in the Northern German city of Oldenburg. Specializing in regional small-batch products, the well-sorted shop carries a fine selection of liquor, gin, rum and, of course, whisky as well as craft beer, wine, cheese and other treats. (more…)

Promixo introduces The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey (News)

The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey (US Launch Promixo Oloroso Sherry Release Dram Drink)

Earlier this week, premium spirits producer PROXIMO (best known as the owner of brands such as Bushmills whiskey or The Kraken rum) launched a new Irish whiskey expression called The Sexton in the US. Described as “an unexpected modern-day Irish whiskey for the everyman” (more…)

BarleyMania wins Whisky Südholstein Cup 2017 (News)

Whisky Südholstein WSH Cup 2017 (BarleyMania Winner Blind Tasting Scotch Single Malt Competition)

Today, Northern German spirits mailorder Whisky Südholstein announced the final results of this year’s WSH Cup, a blind tasting competition open for all whisky fans looking for a fun but also pretty tough challenge. For the registration fee of EUR 40, each team received a set (more…)