Burns Night celebrates the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. And to compliment any Burns Supper, a good old bottle of Scotch Whiskye is required to toast with. We have listed our top pick of whiskies, and a wee Rabbie’s Rum, that will mark the occasion. “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither”.
We put some questions to Rachel Barrie, Master Distiller at The GlenDronach Distillery, in an exclusive interview with TheWhiskyBarrel.com following the release of our two 1992 vintage single cask scotch whiskies. We ask Rachel about seeing her name adorn The GlenDronach range. What these special single cask bottlings ‘say’ about the distillery. And what else whets Rachel’s whistle.
Two exclusively selected single cask Carn Mor whiskies for TheWhiskyBarrel.com. Laphroaig 8 year old Cask Strength Strictly limited and Imperial 23 Year old 1995 Celebration of the Cask. #IndyScotchWhisky at its best.
We’re running back towards awards season with one of the most highly noted publications of the year. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and having rated over 4,600 whiskies. That’s 307 samples a year. 0.84 samples a day. Sounds do-able!
Last year saw North America crowned top of the pile again with the Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain Bourbon. Ireland (Redbreast 21 year old) and Scotland (Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition) claimed second and …
A special single grain Scotch whiskey from Strathclyde Distillery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Glasgow Garden Festival. Exclusive to TheWhiskyBarrel.com
The full release of GlanAllachie Single Malt Scotch Whiskey now available at TheWhiskyBarrel.com Billy Walker and his team bringing GlenAllachie Scotch to the world with a 10 year old Cask strength, 12 year old, 18 year old and 25 year old.
The Whisky Barrel attends the launch event for Daftmill Distillery’s very first scotch whiskey – Daftmill 12 year old 2005 Inaugural Release. We are thrilled to see this local distillery place itself on the scotch whiskey map and we were delighted to be part of this launch.
Part 2 of our feature blogs looking at Scotland’s independent whiskey bottling companies (#IndyScotchWhisky). For Part 1.2 we look inside the brand new Aberargie Distillery. Morrison and MacKay’s steps toward their own single malt scotch whiskey. Modern distilling with traditional and aged pedigree.
Scotland’s Independent Scotch Whiskey bottlers are the backbone of TheWhiskyBarrel.com. We work with a carefully selected number of independents who’s quality, variation and providence are unparalleled. Discover cask strength single casks whiskies that distilleries won’t bottle or rare oak types and wood finishes that change the familiar flavour profile altogether. In this series of blogs, we will look closer at some of the Indy Bottlers that make whisky so enjoyable. #IndyScotchWhisky
The Whisky Barrel has been chosen as the winner of Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Scotland, Online Retailer of the Year 2018. We are a little bit happy, to put it mildly.