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Limited NEW releases from Campbeltown’s Hazelburn & Kilkerran

  Exciting new releases for fellow whisky lovers, especially like myself who have a serious soft spot for Campbeltown malts. The chaps at Springbank and Kilkerran have released 2 lovely treats for us to enjoy in April. First the eagerly anticipated Kilkerran 8 year old cask strength, which follows the scarce 12 year old release[…]

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The Water of Life.. Good for your Health?

What is water of life? Well put simply; it is whisky! For the thousands of years we have been enjoying the most elegant and flavoursome drink on the planet, though it wasn’t made for drinking at first – but you would have to attend our tasting evenings to find out why. And yes, there is[…]

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Bladnoch Exclusive!

Hello everyone, We have some very exciting news coming from the House of Malt towers this week, we have managed to get hold of some of the Bladnoch Distillery range of single malts. Why is this so exciting? Well, up until now Bladnoch has only been available in Australia, their production is so limited it[…]

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The wood makes the whisky…

At House of Malt, we do get asked plenteously – how is whisky made, where does the colour, the taste and the flavours come from? Why such an array of questions for a spirit?!  Well, to me this tells a tale to the level of depth and complexity of a good whisky. As we discussed in the last issue, those who haven’t experienced a good whisky[…]

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So…you “don’t like whisky”?

This is a phrase I hear all too often, and yes I have a gripe about it.. For those who have tried a whisky, and immediately form this opinion on its taste, are missing out on something truly special. First of all, what was it you tried? A supermarket Jack Daniels,  a smoky, peaty Laphroaig?[…]