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The re-activation of the two closed distilleries Port Ellen and Brora is a longing dream of many whisky fans. Now this dreams of re-opening seems to come true: spirits company Diageo, owner of the two distilleries and labels made an announcement on its ...
When Lagavulin – traditionally the first distillery – celebrates today's Open Day at the Feis Ile Festival 2018 on Islay, it will also be the last day of Georgette "Georgie" Crawford. 35 years after its closure, Georgie was appointed as project ...
Whisky from Port Ellen is very popular and looked after. It is in the focus of whisky aficionados, collectors and investors. No wonder bottlings of this Islay distillery, closed in 1983, are always a highlight when offered in an auction. Next month ...
The launch is announced for October: Diageo will release the second edition of its series “Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare”. This time Port Ellen malt forms the heart of the exclusive blend the press release informs and also reveils the other ...
A US investor won a bid at an auction of Whisky Auctioneers, based in Perth. He pays £11.900 for one the very rare bottles of Black Bowmore and this means he breaks a record that didn’t last long: The price that was achieved in 2017 had been £9.500.  ...
There already have been rumors for some time, now after yesterday’s public consultation in Port Ellen at Ramsay Hall this is official news: Elixir Distillers plan to build a distillery on the Isle of Islay. The company Elixir Distillers was founded by ...
Big Peat Blended Malt Whisky has been established successfully on the market since several years. The classic Big Peat with its 46 % ABV as well as the annually released limited Christmas Edition in cask strength is looked after by a big fan ...
Most visitors of Islay arrive by ferry at Port Ellen or Port Askaig, starting at Kennacraig on the mainland. Some prefer taking the plane and flying with Loganair from Glasgow to Glenegadale on Islay in just 40 minutes. From 31st March 2019 Loganair will ...
We have to be patient for some more time: It will be in autumn that Diageo’s Special Releases 2017 will be on market. But the company gave a first preview now and published some details about nine of those limited editions with prospects of one more ...

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Though I'm not Horst I just thought to put my opinion forward...Most "classic" expressions have been known to degress slightly over time, due to the fact that in earlier decades older or better casks might have been added to the vattings as the demand for ...
@sollie1212 hi there, my name is Roger and I would like to know a little more about these auctions. I am a storage auction buyer and I have some port Ellen’s and broras I would like to try and auctions. Can you guide me 
Yes, but transfered to the 100 points system, my 7 includes from around 94 to 100.Balblair Vintage 89 3rd ReleaseGlenglassaugh 30Lagavulin 16Laphroaig 10 CS Batch 3Port Ellen 1982 MoS
In alphabetical orderCaol IlaGlen GrantMacallanPort EllenSpringbank / Longrow
welcome Godslayer 8)Black Bowmore sounds exciting what were your impressions?one of my favorites is this Port Ellen
"PortEllen34" wrote:Has anyone tried the Mackmyra from Sweden? I hear they are solid.I've tried one once. I'd say "solid" is a pretty fitting description.
@Ian_Biluck Vasco lists the definitive core "official bottlings", also check out Caol Ila 12 and Port Charlotte 10 for a slightly different smokiness then the Port Ellen distillery cluster in the south of Islay...Bunnahaiban and Kilhoman also produce some ...
2014 is coming to a close so here lies the question, which malts have had the most profound influence on your malt journey? For simplicity sake lets go, best single malt, best world whisky(ey) and best other whisky(ey) i.e best non single malt. Best Malt ...
Horst - I watched (and enjoyed) your review of Lagavulin 12, in part because you show a box of 10 incredible samples given to you by Diageo.  Included inside was a Port Ellen, Talisker, was there a Brora? and others...my question is two fold--have you ...
@O'DubhGhaill The Rare Malts Selection offerings at this auction are not many, but quite something nonetheless:Brora 21yrs 1977; Caol Isla 20yrs 1975; Clynelish 22yrs 1972; Glenlochy 25yrs 1969 (one below neck fill, one well above); Hillside 25yrs 1969; ...
So what I am looking to do is off load some bottles I have in my newly started collection that I don't want to get rid of but in need of some christmas cash. I have a couple of bottles of Broras 38 and 2 port Ellen 16th release 37yr and a 17th 37yr. I am ...
"James_H" wrote:2. Use of both brewers and distillers yeast.I talked to some distillers in the last weeks when I visited new distilleries in the UK (not only Scotland).It is not that easy to go for those two yeast strains. With the great British recession ...

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The Whisky Success Story In the middle of the 1880s Alfred Barnard visited the malt whisky distilleries of Scotland and described them in his book 'The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom'. From today's perspective the old world seems ...
The Whisky Success Story Contents The Whisky Success Story 1. Industrialisation 2. World War I 3. Concentration 4. Newcomers  ...
Visit the Ardbeg distillery at the south end of the Isle of Islay. See the Aultmore distillery that ...
Visit the Ardbeg distillery at the south end of the Isle of Islay. See the Aultmore distillery that ...
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Do You Collect Malt Whisky? This article deals with the peculiarities of collecting whisky and gives you important tips for your personal collection. The main focus will be on the rise in value - including examples.  ...
Do You want to invest in rare Whisky? This article deals with the peculiarities of collecting whisky and gives you important tips for your personal collection. The main focus will be on the rise in value - including examples.  ...