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Turning Japanese at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

If you’re heading to the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival this April it looks like you’ll be able to try some Japanese whiskies as well as the Scottish variety… Turning Japanese – Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival broadens horizons with unexpected tastes and experiences If you think that Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival simply celebrates […]


The Science and Commerce of Whisky : Book Review

I recently received “The Science and Commerce of Whisky“, the new book from Ian Buxton and Paul S Hughes, to review. Now, I got an A in Chemistry ‘A’ level many, many years ago, so I know my inorganic chemistry from my organic chemistry (there’s carbon in one of them!), but it was a long […]


Turning Japanese – Whisky Bar In The Heart of Speyside Breaks With Tradition

The other day I received this piece about a Speyside bar that stocks the largest selection of Japanese whiskeys outside of south-east Asia! While some malt whisky enthusiasts claim they will go to the ends of the earth in pursuit of their passion, Speyside hotelier Duncan Elphick has just about done that. Not only does […]


Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Pen

Well, last month saw the last of my monthly Whisky club collection, and along with the Yamazaki 10 Year Single Malt came this unusual package… Inside was a Suntory Yamazaki Distillery Pen made by Mitsubishi.The pen is apparently made from dark oak wood from old Yamazaki whisky casks that have held whisky for more than […]


Two Big Winners Among Japanese Whiskies

Japanese distilleries had a fine result at this week’s Whisky Magazine 6th annual World Whisky Awards. Yamazaki won the Best Single Malt Whisky award for its 25 Year Old varietal and Nikka took the Best Blended Whisky category with Taketsuru 17 Year Old. Yamazaki has triumphed two years in a row, their wonderful 1984 vintage […]

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