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Book waves the flag for whisky at prestigious new drinks awards

the following press releases have just been issued. might be of interest. The Whisky Opus, the 2012 whisky book written by Whisky Pages Editor Gavin D Smith and Whiskeria and World Whisky Review Editor Dominic Roskrow, has been shortlisted in the highly prestigious Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards. It is the only whisky […]

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On line whisky magazine shoots for the stars

World Whisky Review, my online magazine about new world whisky, has trebled its viewing figures in the last year and is now attracting 7000-8000 unique visitors a month. New figures from magazine hosting site Connosr show that WWR now has a similar reach to Whisky Magazine but is likely to overtake it by the start […]

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I am delighted to announce a major new deal which will allow distillers from across the world to sell even single bottles of whisky directly to British consumer and tradecustomers, and to do so quickly and at a fair price. I have teamed up with Glasgow-based Bondeau, a storage, logistics and distribution company, food the […]

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Craft distilling has got to be about quality

Horror upon horror – I think I’m in danger of turning in to a policeman. The last piece of work I did before the Christmas break was to highlight the case of a Norfolk brewery which claimed its eau de vie would become whiskey (sic) in three years due to splinters of bourbon cask added […]

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CDA challenges labelling on new spirits drink

The Craft Distillers Alliance has criticised a Norfolk brewery for breaking the rules governing the production of whisky after it launched a new spirits product made with one of its beers. The Panther Brewery at Reepham is selling an eau de vie under the name Spirit of Panther. It was made with wort used for […]

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Diageo special releases: second half

Evening all, and welcome back. Now if you recall, in the first half Diageo went 3-1 up so they’re doing good. But as Tony will tell you, that’s one less than Reading at half time. and it’s not out of the question that this tasting can end up as a 4-4 draw just as it […]

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Here comes Movember!

I am delighted to announce a busy Movember month of whisky tastings in support of The Wizards of Whisky Awards tour. A percentage of ticket revenue will go to my Movember account so please support my ‘whisky for whiskers’ efforts by coming to an evening. If you would like to attend any of the events […]

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Diageo special releases, first half

Caol Ila 14 Year Old unpeated 59.3% What they want for it: £66 What they said about it: From a batch made only once a year, the seventh limited release of unpeated Caol Ila, the first at 14 years old, also the first ‘sherried’ Caol Ila released in this series. From 1st fill ex-bodega European […]

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The elephants in the room…

Or indeed, the issues that dare not speak their name Are people getting a little bit fed up with the heavy-handed tactics of the Scotch Whisky Association? And is it the case that confidence is growing and a rapidly growing force is prepared to stand up to the Association on an ongoing basis? I ask […]

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Still Crazy

The first edition of my new online magazine, Still Crazy, is launched on September the 11th. The full edition will be available on the CDA website. The editorial for the magazine is reproduced below. I’ve been asked a lot recently why I wanted to do this and my answer has surprised some people. My interest […]

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