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THE WIZARDS OF WHISKY DISTILLERS OF THE YEAR 2017

Competition for the top titles was extremely fierce this year, and an extra evening of debate among the judges was required on Monday January 30 to pick the overall World Distiller of the Year. Three very different distilleries were in contention the top title. The one we went with, though, is a worthy winner. How […]

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WIZARDS OF WHISKY: SINGLE MALT WHISKY RESULTS

American Single Malt Whiskey has taken a massive leap forward in the last 12 months according to the judges of this year’s Wizards of Whisky Awards. Over the last two or three years Texas distillery Balcones has produced high quality single malt, but elsewhere the standards have been patchy. But this year a number of […]

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THE WIZARDS OF WHISKY WORLD WHISKY AWARDS 2017

Judges in this year’s Wizards of Whisky Awards are hailing the competition as the best yet, with distilleries in Europe and the United States in particular offering fierce competition for the top awards. The judging team reported a significant step up in the overall quality of this year’s entries, particularly among American craft distillers. Three […]

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Wizards of Whisky Asian Whisky of the Year 2016

India has reinforced its reputation for great New World whisky, with the highest concentration of gold medals than anywhere else in the world in this year’s Wizards of Whisky. Paul John and Amrut scored a total of five gold medals and two silvers as the two rival distilleries went head to head in one of […]

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WIZARDS OF WHISKY EUROPEAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR 2016

This years Wizards of Whisky European category produced the fiercest battle the Awards have produced in their four year history. Sweden can make claim to being the world’s best New World Whisky nation after winning the clash of the European titans. Three Swedish distilleries struck gold in this year’s Wizards Awards – and that would […]

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THE WIZARDS OF WHISKY WORLD WHISKY AWARDS 2016

It’s now 10 years since I started specialising in what I called New World Whisky. And when it came to scoring them, I started tasting whiskies by continent after the Australian distillers expressed their disgust at the likes of Whisky Magazine for putting them in a catch all category with India, Taiwan, Sweden and anyone […]

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Interview with Bruno and Eugen Broger

When Whisky Advocate chose Broger Burn Out as its World Whisky of the Year at the start of the year, brothers Bruno and Eugen Broger couldn’t believe it. They head up the family business, which has become a leading light of the Austrian Whisky Association. Their distillery is based in Klaus, Vorarlberg, in the far […]

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Taking The Liberties – Teeling brings distilling back to Dublin

Walk down to O’Connell Street in Dublin,  cross The River Liffey, turn right, and eventually you’ll reach an area known as The Liberties. Once the city was walled, and this was where the boundaries were. The area’s called The Liberties because an unofficial town, outside the rules and taxes of Dublin itself. There’s a modern […]

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Isreal Special part 3: interview with Tomer Goren

Tomer Goren is the organiser of Whisky Live Israel, which was held for the second time this year. So how did he think it went? Q. What are your thoughts on this year’s whisky Live in Tel Aviv? I think it was successful and beyond our expectations, although I think there is a lot to […]

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Isreal Special part 2: Milk and Honey

It’s been a long time coming but the Milk and Honey distillery in Tel Aviv is open for business. I visited it recently  Tel Aviv is a surprise on any level. I’m not really sure what I expected but it certainly wasn’t what I got. I was offered pork sausages within a couple of hours […]

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