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THE JOURNAL

Behind-the-scenes news, expert views and ideas on everything from mixology to Christmas gifts.

News
Announcing 2017 Special Releases

25th April 2017

Rigorously selected from rare, precious stocks by a team of experts, our Special Releases deliver a unique and memorable experience to those lucky enough to drink them. The 2017 Special Releases certainly meet this criteria once again.

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Story
Real Men Drink Whisky

20th December 2016

Or so people often think. But is it just real men? And which real men are we talking about?

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Story
Every Last Detail

2nd December 2016

A lot has changed in the world of whisky production but when you are trying to maintain a 200 year old legacy a lot of hard work and love still goes into every bottle. Discover how we care for every last detail of the modern production process in our latest article celebrating Lagavulins 200th Anniversary.

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Story
Hard Times

18th November 2016

Ever wondered what a barley bogle is or just how hard making whisky was in the past? Join us as we delve into the past and discover just what it was like.

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Story
Desk Research

4th November 2016

A cherished Georgian desk complete with a story telling plaque. The Lagavulin writing desk although now removed from the distillery, sits in pride of place at the Diageo Archive, frozen in time along with those who once sat at it.

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Story
Dock of the Bay

7th October 2016

From the story of one treacherous night on the water to the newly built pier. We delve into the history of the dock of Lagavulin bay.

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Story
Ghosts of the Past

7th October 2016

If these stones could talk...From the ruined remains of Dunyvaig Castle to the tombstone of Angus Johnston. In this part in our Lagavulin 200 year history we tell the story of the stones that rest on Scotland's green and pleasant land.

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Drum roll please…
Welcome Special Releases 2016

21st September 2016

If you love whisky you’ll know that Special Releases are the most exciting time in the single malts calendar. This year we have a truly amazing range of single malt whiskies taken from our rare and limited stocks for the 2016 Special Releases Single Malt collection.

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Story
The man who made Lagavulin

28th April 2016

The 200-year celebration of Lagavulin wouldn’t be complete without a mention of “Restless” Peter Mackie, the Glasgow merchant whose boundless energy made the Islay Malt a household name for over a century.  

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News
International Acclaim for the Classic Malts Collection

22nd April 2016

Our Scotch whisky has been recognised with the highest awards at three of the world’s most influential spirits competitions – and it’s only April.

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News
Two hundred years on and still exceptionally fine

1st March 2016

The definitive Islay Single Malt Whisky marks its bicentenary in typically energetic style, with an exclusive 8 Year Old limited edition anniversary release.

 

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News
The Last Minute Gift that keeps on giving

22nd December 2015

Donald Colville, Global Brand Ambassador for The Classic Malts Selection, offers his advice on flavour in his guide to gifting the perfect Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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News
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015

20th December 2015

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015 launches. The 3000 mile race from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua, Caribbean starts 20th December.

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News
A Taste of the 2015 Distillers Edition

16th December 2015

The people behind our Distillers Editions seem to achieve the impossible year after year – improving on the perfection that is the Classic Malts Selection.

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News
The Best Night Scotch Can Offer

3rd November 2015

Three master blenders, nine super rare Scotch whiskies and a £15,000 bar tab. It could only be the launch of 2015’s Special Releases

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News
Introducing 2015's Special Releases

20th October 2015

Rigorously selected from rare, precious stocks by a team of experts, our Special Releases deliver a unique and memorable experience to those lucky enough to drink them. The 2015 Special Releases certainly meet this criteria.

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News
Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold Story

28th September 2015

From one of Scotland’s finest distilleries comes a rich, heather-honeyed single malt scotch whisky, like a warm welcome from a frozen night.

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Welcome To
The Journal

28th September 2015

Welcome to the new malts.com website and in particular to the Journal. From here I’ll bring you the news and stories from our distilleries and the wider world of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. I’ll also introduce you to some of the people who make this distinguished spirit, and how they work behind the scenes. We’ll talk about new releases and whisky events from all over the world. I’ll maybe even introduce some new serves and ways to enjoy Single Malts.
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