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WIZARDS OF WHISKY AUSTRALASIAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR

  New Zealand Whisky Company This year sees New Zealand’s All Blacks defend their world rugby title -and 2015 will no doubt mark another significant step forward for the New Zealand Whisky Company. When The All Blacks triumphed in 2011 Tasmanian Greg Ramsay, having bought up existing stocks of the old Willowbank Distillery,  was making […]

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CANADIAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR

CANADIAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR:   STILL WATERS, ONTARIO These are early days for Ontario’s first micro-distillery –  but all the signs are we’re seeing  the birth of another world class whisky maker. Still Waters is the creation of two Barrys – Stein and Bernstein – and the distillery only bottled its first single malt whisky […]

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WIZARDS OF WHISKY WORLD INDEPENDENT BOTTLER OF THE YEAR 2015

This is the first time that the independent award has gone outside the United Kingdom, but it goes to a company that has been ritually kicking butt for a couple of years now, and which demands your attention. Heartwood is the company owned by maverick Tim Duckett, who epitomises everything good about New World whisky […]

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THE WIZARDS OF WHISKY WORLD WHISKY AWARDS 2015

A record number of  whiskies were entered in to the third Wizards Whisky Awards and several new distillers entered for the first time. The competition in most of the categories was intense. The judging was carried out by a panel of 10 members of my VIP Whisky Club, most of whom have been tasting world […]

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WORLD WHISKY REVIEW -NOVEMBER 2014

My view – November 2014 Welcome to the new look World Whisky Review – a monthly blog that will hopefully pick up where I left off a few months ago. This time round the format will be simpler and not so high maintenance as it was before and it will have less lengthy features and […]

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Top whisky bloggers to judge The Wizards of Whisky awards

Almost 15 top whisky bloggers are set to join the judging panel of the Wizards of Whisky Awards, making them the most new media friendly awards in the world of whisky. The new judges bring a fresh, youthful but knowledgeable face to The wizards, which are now in their third year. This year’s competition was launched […]

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THE DOM ROSKROW WIZARD OF WHISKY AWARDS 2015

I’m delighted to announce the launch of the third annual Wizards of Whisky World Whisky Awards. These awards have quickly won an outstanding reputation for recognising the best whiskies from across the world and can boast the most knowledgeable and experienced panel of world whisky judges of any other awards event. Unlike other awards world […]

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TRIBAL GATHERING

PRESS RELEASE TRIBAL GATHERING Award winning whisky writer and former rock journalist Dominic Roskrow is set to combine the two great loves of his life when he launches a new whisky and music event later this year. Called TRIBE 2013, the first event is set to take place in Leicester in November, with a second […]

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The Speyside Festival Part One

I’m standing in the reception of The Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside and the receptionist who is talking to me looks suspiciously like Miss Hoolie from Balamory. Clearly The Spirit of Speyside has roped in all the big Scottish guns this year. “No I don’t know when the bus to the dinner is coming because they […]

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Craft Distillers Alliance news

I thought you might like to read the latest news from The Craft Distillers Alliance I hope this finds you well and you had a happy Easter. I am writing just to update you on some very exciting news. I am pleased to announce that not only have we signed up some impressive new members […]

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