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SCOTTISH HOTEL BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST WHISKY COLLECTION

Owner of The Glenesk, Dylan Wren, is a passionate whisky collector and boasts an impressive collection himself, comprising roughly 1,500 bottles. As these whiskies are part of his own private collection and are not for sale, they cannot be added to the total submitted to Guinness World Records.   The Edzell-based hotel serves whisky from every working distillery in Scotland. Its most expensive dram is the Lagavulin 25-year-old costing £248 a measure.   Other notable whiskies on offer include Tomintoul 33-year-old and Port Ellen 33-year-old, as well as some rare bottlings from the Glencadam distillery, now the only working distillery in Angus. Established in 1825, the distillery closed in 2000 only to be reopened in 2003 following its sale to Angus Dundee Distillers.

A Glass of Whiskey a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

Picture this. You’re at your annual check-up at your doctor’s office. Your doctor says everything looks great, he just wants you to start taking this medication. It has wonderful preventative properties and has no fat, no carbs, and almost no sugar. This medicine is to be taken orally at 5’oclock every night. He hands you the script, one word scribbled on the page: “whiskey”.  

Laws Whiskey House to Release Two New Bottled in Bond Corn Whiskeys

Denver CO - June 1, 2017 --  Laws Whiskey House (LWH) announced today that it will release A.D. Laws Bottled in Bond Straight Corn Whiskey and A.D. Laws Bottled in Bond Two Grain Straight Bourbon on June 4, 2017. Both are the first release of these expressions for LWH and meet the high standards of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. A.D. Laws Straight Corn Whiskey and Two Grain Straight Bourbon are coaxed from a mash bill of 86% corn and 14% barley malt. Both were distilled, aged and bottled by LWH in Denver. Distilled in the fall season of 2012, they were aged close to 5 years with the A.D.
Scotland Fracking

Fracking May Pose a New Threat to the Scotch Industry

Due to the possibility of water contamination, fracking may threaten the vitality of the Scottish whisky industry, which supports more than 10,500 Scottish jobs and creates more than 30% of Scotland's exports. The Scottish government is currently considering allowing fracking for shale gas in an area known as Scotland's "Central Belt," roughly the area between Glasgow and Edinburgh. After public consultation concludes on May 31st, the practice could spread out to other areas of Scotland, including our beloved Islay and Speyside, areas that many Scotch distilleries call their home.

A Man, His Passion, and a Vespa: The Recipe for a Whisky Odyssey

Imagine that you're on vacation, sipping a glass of your favorite whisky while relaxing outside of your hotel on the Scottish isle of Jura. Suddenly, a man arrives on a Vespa loaded up with camping equipment and painting supplies. Intrigued, you strike up a conversation and learn that his name is Ben Birdsall, and that he has just arrived from Switzerland to travel the Scottish Highlands and Isles, hopping from distillery to distillery along the way."Are you an alcoholic?" You ask. "No," He replies. "Are you wanted by the police?" asks a friend. Birdsall retorts: "Not yet."

Call for Nominations: 2017 International Drammie Awards

At the beginning of every year, ForWhisk(e)yLovers sends out a "Call for Nominations" to our e-mail subscribers, members of our Whikey Explorers Club and the general whisk(e)y-consuming public for our annual Drammie Awards: The Voice of the Whisk(e)y Enthusiast... the "People's Choice Awards" of the whisk(e)y industry.
Craft Whiskey

Move over Jack and Jim: Craft Whiskey is on the Rise

If you've been especially perceptive during your last few trips to the the bar (not likely, we know) you may have noticed that more of your buddies have been trading in their pint glasses for something a little more sophisticated. According to a 2016 market report from the Distilled Spirits Council, sales of American whiskeys such as bourbon, rye, and Tennessee have exploded, with growth rates nearly doubling those of vodka.

Here's the Whiskey That'll Be Served at Trump's Inaugural Ball

When Trump's presidential inauguration party gets underway tonight in Washington, D.C., his guests will be served a special blend of Leadslingers' Whiskey: a bourbon whiskey with a story and identity that is as patriotic as a Bald Eagle grasping an American flag and an assault rifle in its talons -- in fact, that's Leadslingers' logo.

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