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    Aye Aye Captain! Scotland's John Barclay

    By Declan Leach 2 months ago

    We’re right in the middle of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations and we recently caught up with Edinburgh and Scotland back-row, and recent Scotland Captain, John Barclay, to find out what it takes to become a rugby legend.

    The Whisky Shop's Weekly Round Up (15th February 2019)

    By Declan Leach 2 months ago

    Stay tuned as every Friday we’ll be bringing you the news that matters in the whisky world as well as what’s being going on in our stores nationwide and this week’s brand new releases.

    Love has well and truly been in the air this week but there's also been a lot of movement in the whisky industry. Let's take a look at this weeks biggest stories.

    Sherry On The Top

    By Declan Leach 2 months ago

    Ah the good old sherry cask whisky. Full bodied and packed with flavour they are really something to behold.

    But what gives a sherry cask whisky those distinct fruity aromas? How did sherry cask whiskies come to be? How long have sherry casks been used for storing whisky?

    Let’s find out:

    It's Chinese New Year!

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    Wow, can you believe we’re celebrating a new year already. Well, this isn’t really a new year in the sense that we know it. It’s Chinese New Year – specifically looking at the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

    The Chinese adopted the Gregorian calendar (the calendar we use) in 1912, but they still observe traditional holidays using the lunisolar calendar. This is why Chinese New Year is still celebrated later than the traditional New Year. Observing the lunisolar calendar also means that the date varies annually in accordance to the movement of the moon and the time of the solar year.

    Chinese New Year takes place in winter and is known in China as chunjie (春节), or the Spring Festival. This is because the festival marks the end of the coldest days which leads to spring with people welcoming fresh starts and new beginnings.

    Let’s look into the history and traditions of the spectacular celebration of Chinese New Year.

    The Whisky Shop's Weekly Round Up (1st February 2019)

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    Stay tuned as every Friday we’ll be bringing you the news that matters in the whisky world as well as what’s being going on in our stores nationwide and this week’s brand new releases.

    Well that's the the first month of 2019 been and gone. Can you believe it's February already?! Anyways the Six Nations kicks off today so that's the next six weekends sorted! In the meantime let's take a look at the past week.

    Glenmorangie Private Edition 10 – Allta

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    Glenmorangie Allta will be the 10th entry in as many years into Glenmorangie’s award winning Private Edition series. Since 2009 a new limited edition single malt whisky has been added each year.

    Glenmorangie Allta (Scots Gaelic for ‘wild’) is the Distillery’s first single malt to be created with yeast discovered growing wild on its own barley.

    Win A VIP Experience at Isle of Raasay Distillery

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    Win a trip to Isle of Raasay Distillery, home of R&B Distillers, including accommodation, breakfast, a distillery tour and whisky tasting.

    Buy a bottle of The Tweeddale The Evolution to be in with a chance of winning this wonderful prize.

    The Whisky Shop's Weekly Round Up (25th January 2019)

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    Stay tuned as every Friday we’ll be bringing you the news that matters in the whisky world as well as what’s being going on in our stores nationwide and this week’s brand new releases.

    Hurray it's Friday! But not just any Friday, it's Burns Night! Get the haggis in the oven and pour yourself a dram as we take a look at what's been going on in the whisky industry this week!

    Johnnie Walker Year Of The Pig Limited Edition

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    This Chinese New Year Johnnie Walker are celebrating the Year of The Pig with a limited edition bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label

    2019 marks the Year of The Pig on the Chinese calendar. Believers in the Chinese zodiac look at the animal associated with the new year to get a glimpse at what the year will hold.

    Let’s find out more about the Chinese zodiac.

    The Whisky Shop's Weekly Round Up (18th January 2019)

    By Declan Leach 3 months ago

    Stay tuned as every Friday we’ll be bringing you the news that matters in the whisky world as well as what’s being going on in our stores nationwide and this week’s brand new releases.

    This week has certainly be an eventful one, especially at Westminster on Wednesday night. The Prime Minister then had to wait to address the nation due to the football going to extra-time. Only in Britain!

    There's also been some news in the whisky industry, take a look below as we round up the biggest stories of the week.