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WTC Live

The Whisky Tasting Club is teaming up with Dominic Roskrow’s monthly tasting evenings at the Rumsey Wells,  St Andrews  Street, Norwich, for a series of unique tasting events that will take place at the pub while being tweeted and shared on-line. For each event we will choose five whiskies and put them on sale as a […]

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St. George’s

I’m declaring one day every July as ‘Dom’s State of the Nation’ day – and it’s the day when I go up to St George’s Distillery, rummage in the warehouses and report back to you just what’s happening in the state of English whisky. I’ve been popping up there about this time for the last […]

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Music for Ardbeg

This week the Islay Festival took place and each day a different distillery had its special day. For this year’s Ardbeg day the great Jackie Thomson asked me to match a range of Ardbegs with a classic rock song, a more unusual rock song and an Americana folk/country track. Then she played the music in […]

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Association set to raise spirits

Small and craft spirits producers are to get their own voice when a new Association is launched in September, reflecting the growing interest in boutique distilling in the United Kingdom. The British and International Distillers’ Association (BIDA) will lobby on behalf of small boutique and craft distillers, will market and promote them and will organise […]

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Wizards of Whisky

DOMINIC ROSKROW’S WIZARDS OF WHISKY CONSUMER AWARDS – SEPTEMBER 2012 Welcome to a brand new awards event representing world whisky in a fresh and exciting way. Called The Wizards of Whisky (The WOWs), the new awards will be chaired and organised by world whisky expert Dominic Roskrow. They will not only bring an exciting and […]

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I hope Irish eyes are smiling

Happy St Patrick’s Day to my Irish friends – I hope you celebrate in style with a few glasses of something special. And boy, are there some special Irish whiskeys out there right now. I have long been a champion of quality Irish whiskey and have covered the sector extensively and I am proud of […]



The wait is over. At long last I am delighted to be able to announce the latest Whisky Shop venture. Having grown to nearly 20 shops across the United Kingdom, extended our eight page newsletter to an award-winning 64 page magazine, and increased its readership to 100,000 and growing, we’re about to raise the bar […]

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What I enjoyed this week

Cutty Sark Tam O’Shanter 25 year old  46.5% There are several blends I rate highly, but only Johnnie Walker and maybe Ballantine’s can match Cutty Sark across the whole age range. I’ve long been a champion of its whiskies, and particularly the older expressions. So I was delighted to hear that Edrington was to revamp […]

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Highland Park ready for the Big Thor

Highland Park Thor 52.1% Somebody congratulated Highland Park on its superb marketing campaign for its new Thor expression today. Really? I hope Gerry Tosh and my friends at the distillery don’t mind me saying this, but I thought  it was a load of old …well, tosh, actually (sorry Gerry! Still love you. mwa, mwa) It […]

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The Dalmore Cigar Malt

One of Scotch whisky’s most iconic and emblematic malts is back after a three year absence – and its re-emergence is being seen as a small victory for the smoking lobby. The Dalmore Cigar Reserve disappeared in a repackaging exercise its parent company Whyte & Mackay in what was widely seen as a drive against […]

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