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January 31, 2007

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Following our recent post (Making your own Whisky at Mackmyra) we would like to tip you about the post “A Wise Investment?” at the Scotch Blog by it’s author Kevin.

Kevin gives you all his insights on buying your own cask. In the end though, he seems to come up with the same conclusion as we do. Buying your OWN cask is not about finances in the end, it’s about having YOUR OWN cask.

Read the full story here.

Mackmyra Reserve started in Sweden in 2002 because they found that they had many, many whisky enthusiasts who were following their development closely. Mackmyra therefore started to look for a way in which they could give their fans the opportunity to become more involved.

The result was Mackmyra Reserve, your own personal cask of aged malt whisky. You choose from among our various options to create your own whisky. You also control how long your whisky will mature, with expert advice from Mackmyra if you wish. After the first three years of ageing, you decide when your whisky has matured sufficiently to be bottled.

Sounds like you kind of Cask? Learn more at Mackmyra’s site.

Apparently good things comes to those who wait.
This is a photo of The 38yr Limited Edition Balblair. Made a visit to their website and noted some fine awards for this one. Wish I had one in my collection.

The prizes:
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Best in Class

International Spirits Challenge

International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Best in Class

International Wine & Spirit Competition
a’bunadh Trophy for Special Edition
Single Malt Whisky

Read the tasting notes here.

Roaring tigers!

January 28, 2007

We haven’t really decided what we think of it yet. But there is not doubt that the new packaging for Whyte & Mackay leaves no one untouched. It’s still The original Whyte & Mackay 30 years old, apart from the introduction of the new metallic gold and black livery. One thing is for sure if I run into it, I might have a hard time resist it even though it’s a blend.

This of course is not the only one in their range that they have given a new look. Check them all out on their site.

Experience The Isle of Skye with a Talisker touch!
The Talisker trek is a three day trek around the rugged and remote isle of Skye in Scotland. The Trek is a combination of classic trekking in Whisky land and learning more about Talisker Whisky.


Read more about the trek on the Talisker Trek campign site.

If you are travelling to New York, make sure you don’t miss Whisky Live.

Whisky Live New York has moved location to Pier Sixty, one of New York’s most spectacular venues with water views. The Event brings a magnificent evening of great whisky, fine food and spectacular entertainment to the heart of New York. Organised by Whisky Magazine during Tartan week, the seasoned whisky lover or novice can expect to experience an incredible and in-depth insight into the world of whisky drinking and producing. This is your chance to become closer to the industry, taste rare and sought-after whiskies from Scotland to Kentucky, increase your knowledge and meet the whisky experts!

Read more about the event at The Whisky Live site.