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Old Pulteney Unveils Limited Edition 1990 Vintage

Old Pulteney has announced the latest addition to their portfolio, the limited edition 1990 Vintage. Only 900 cases of this exceptional 23-year-old single malt will be rolled out globally from November 2013 with a retail price of $190 per bottle. Matured in American ex-bourbon and Spanish ex-sherry casks which previously held heavily peated whisky, each […]

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Whisky 101

Different Categories of Scotch Whisky

One of my brothers (I have many) recently asked if I could recommend a whisky for a friend of his. As I started to gather some information he started to become curious of the different categories of Scotch Whisky. I thought that this would lead to a good topic for DGT in case anyone else […]

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Whisky Talk

Scotch and Poetry: Burns Night 2014

Burns Night is one of Scotland’s highlights of the year and is the celebration of Scotland’s national poet and favorite Bard, Robert “Rabbie” Burns. Celebrated on January 25, Burns’ birthday, the night includes celebrations of Burns’ poetry, the Address to the Haggis (one of Burns’ most famous poems), the traditional dinner of haggis neeps & tatties (turnips & potatoes), various festivities, and […]

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Whisky Talk

DGT 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re reading this then you’re probably searching for some gift ideas for that special whisky aficionado in your life, or perhaps you’re simply looking for a gift for your boss or business partner. You may even be looking for great gift ideas for yourself. Hey, we all deserve a nice treat every now and […]

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Whisky Talk

Whisky Pairings: Chocolate

Chocolate is no doubt one of those foods that pair very well with whisky. The fun part is trying to match a particular chocolate to a particular dram. A recent pairing I thoroughly enjoyed was Old Pulteney 12 Year and Madecasse Sea Salt & Nibs – Delicious. To enjoy a good dram with a bit of chocolate, […]

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Whisky Talk

Maker’s Mark Looks to ‘Barrel Rinsing’ to Increase Production

Like the majority of whisky producers today, Maker’s Mark simply does not have the supply to keep up with increasing demand. The problem for distilleries/producers is that whisky cannot be created over the course of a few days, weeks, or months, although some have tried (and failed in my opinion). Whether it is a few […]

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Whisky Talk

New Malting Floors Coming to Ardbeg?

Well maybe… I’ve said this quite a few times and I’ll say it a thousand more, the Ardbeg ‘Ten’ is an amazing whisky, but unfortunately it gets passed by nowadays mostly due to its highly marketed and collectible siblings. The 10 year old expression is packed full of flavor, complexity, balance, and depth, and for […]

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Highland ParkWhisky Reviews

Highland Park 21 Year Review

Originally launched in 2007 for travel retail, Highland Park 21-year-old grew quite popular, but unfortunately it also faded rather quickly as stocks became depleted. There was a point when the proof was lowered from 47.5 percent down to 40 percent before it disappeared from store shelves completely. Luckily for us all it returned in 2012 […]

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Highland ParkWhisky Reviews

Highland Park 18 Year Review

Moving on with yet another sherried whisky, only this time we’re headed back up to the island of Orkney and the most northern distillery in Scotland, one of my personal favorites, Highland Park. I actually have two Highland Park’s on the tasting block this weekend; the 18-year-old and the 47.5 percent 21-year-old. This is going […]

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BlendsWemyss MaltsWhisky Reviews

Wemyss Malts Peat Chimney 8 Year Review

While Blended Scotch continues to be the “bread & butter” of the Scotch whisky industry, Blended Malts, or “Vatted Malts” as they were once referred, continue to rise in popularity alongside Single Malt Scotch. This is for good reason, as Blended Malts are exactly that; a blend of single malt whiskies – no grain whisky […]

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