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Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards 2015, Icons of Whisky Global 2015 & Hall of Fame 2015

Press release from Whisky Magazine

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Ian Chang of Kavalan, The BenRiach Distillery Company and Bill Lark among the winners of the top Whisky Magazine Awards

The finest products and individuals were celebrated at Whisky Magazine’s most prestigious awards ceremony at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London on Thursday 19th March. The Managing Editor of Whisky Magazine, Mr Rupert Wheeler, hosted a dinner for the industry and guests made the journey from as far as Japan, Taiwan, Australia and America to join the celebrations. During the evening, three of the magazine’s top awards were announced and presented including Icons of Whisky Global 2015, the World Whiskies Awards 2015 and the Hall of Fame 2015.

Mr Wheeler says: “I was delighted to welcome all our guests to the ceremony last night. The evening was a huge success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our international panel of judges and all of our sponsors.”

THE RESULTS

World Whiskies Awards 2015, Chairman - Mr Neil Ridley

 

Single Malt Sponsored by Rankin Cork

World’s Best Single Malt and Best Asian Single Malt   Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Cask Strength

Best Islay Single Malt   Ardbeg Kildalton

Best Islands Single Malt   Ledaig 10 Years Old

Best Speyside Single Malt   The BenRiach 16 Years Old

Best Highland Single Malt   Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Years Old

Best Campbeltown Single Malt   Longrow 11 Years Old

Best Lowland Single Malt   Highland Harvest Organic Single Malt Sauternes Wood

Best Japanese Single Malt   Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 18 Years Old

Best European Single Malt   Mackmyra Iskristall

Best Australian Single Malt   Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Matured

Best Irish Single Malt   Teeling Whiskey Single Malt

Best American Single Malt   Balcones Texas Single Malt

Best African Single Malt   Three Ships Single Malt 10 Years Old

 World’s Best Design   Haig Club, Diageo

World’s Best Design Agency   Stranger & Stranger

 

Blended Sponsored by McLaren Packaging

World’s Best Blended and Best Scotch Blended   That Boutique-y Whiskey Company Blended Whisky #1 Batch 1

Best Japanese Blended   Suntory Hibiki 21 Years Old

Best Irish Blended   Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

Best European Blended   Black Mountain Whisky Sélection BM No1

Best African Blended   Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish

 

Blended Malt Sponsored by G. F. Smith

World’s Best Blended Malt and Best Japanese Blended Malt   Nikka Whisky Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 Years Old

Best Scotch Blended    Wemyss Malts Velvet Fig

 

American Whiskey

World’s Best American and Best American Rye   Thomas H. Handy Sazerac

 

Canadian Whisky

World’s Best Canadian Whisky and Best Canadian Blended   Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve

 

Pot Still

World’s Best Pot Still   Redbreast Single Pot Still 15 Years Old

 

Grain Whisky

World’s Best Grain and Best European Grain   Darkness! North British 18 Years Old Oloroso Cask Finish

Best Japanese Grain   Kirin, The Fuji Gotemba Distillery Blender’s Choice Single Grain Whisky

 

Flavoured Whisky

World’s Best Flavoured and Best European Flavoured   Master of Malt 40 Years Old Speyside Whisky Liqueur

Best American Flavoured   Sons of Liberty Seasonals Hop Flavored Whiskey

 

For the complete list of results including all Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, visit http://www.worldwhiskiesawards.com/

 

Icons of Whisky Global 2015, Chairman - Mr Rupert Wheeler

Whisky Distiller of the Year in association with Glencairn Crystal   The BenRiach Distillery Company

Whisky Brand Innovator of the Year in association with Multi Packaging Solutions   Buffalo Trace Distillery

Craft Whisky Producer of the Year   St. George Spirits

Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year in association with Christie’s   Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Whisky Distillery Manager of the Year in association with Broxburn   Ian Chang, Kavalan Distillery

Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year in association with Boisdale   Jack Teeling, Teeling Whisky Company

Whisky Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year   Julie Gorham, Four Roses Distillery

Whisky Retailer of the Year – Multiple Outlets   Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop

Whisky Retailer of the Year – Single Outlet   Berry Bros. & Rudd

Whisky Retailer of the Year – Online   Royal Mile Whiskies www.royalmilewhiskies.com

Whisky Distributor of the Year   Southern Wine & Spirits

Whisky Importer of the Year   Whisk-e Ltd

 

For the complete list of results including the shortlist, visit http://iconsofwhisky.com/

 

Hall of Fame, Sponsored by Amorim, Chairman - Mr Rupert Wheeler

Inductee 25   Steve Beal, Diageo

Inductee 26   Al Young, Four Roses

Inductee 27   Bill Samuels Jr., Maker’s Mark Distillery

Inductee 28   Bill Lark, Lark Distillery

Inductee 29   Seiichi Koshimizu, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Inductee 30   Jim Beveridge, Diageo

 

For the complete list of inductees, visit http://halloffame.whiskymag.com/

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For more information on all Whisky Magazine Awards, please contact Rebecca Sterritt by email rebecca@whiskymag.com or by telephone on +44 (0) 1603 633 808.

A Night Out on the Cobbles

Sunday nights used to be about sitting at home and relaxing before starting work the next day.  Not anymore – once a month The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin has a whisky tasting and like the previous tastings, last night was another great hit.

Graham Coull from Glen Moray took the spotlight this time and even after running a half marathon that afternoon (well done Graham) he still managed to entertain us and bring the audience some fabulous and unusual whiskies.  The whiskies we tasted were all cask strength and not yet bottled.

First up was a single cask, 2006 Sauternes Finish.  The nose was so rich and delightful giving promises of freshly cooked Christmas cake and orange and cinnamon. The taste lived up to the nose giving spicy then sweet hits and bringing the cinnamon to the fore. Well baked Christmas fruit cake and a great one to start with.

Next, came a single cask, 2004 Chenin Blanc. This had earthy notes with vanilla and a slight note of spent matches.  The palate was spicy with soaked raisins coming through leading to a drying finish. A very interesting whisky.

The third whisky of the evening was a 2001 Madeira cask finish which had dark fruits soaked in rum and red grapefruit on the nose. The palate firstly brought a sweet hit then spice before the fruit reappeared. Personally I got fruit pastels but Graham said his tasted like ‘adult jam’ which, after a few cask strength whiskies, caused many laughs and giggles from the audience.

The final wood finish was a 1998 Port wood.  This one blew me away, an amazing dram of which I will definitely be buying a bottle when it’s ready.  Polished mahogany, cream soda and port soaked sultanas on the nose with sweet brown sugar on the palate making me think of warm Caribbean nights.

Before taking a well-earned break Graham then introduced us to the first of the peated whiskies of the evening which was a real surprise.  This was a 1994 21 years old which had spent its first 17 years in a bourbon cask then the following 4 years in an Islay cask from a distillery which Graham wasn’t allowed to disclose or he would be gagged and tied to a post on Bowmore pier (covered in adult jam no doubt). The peat was light and gentle and made me hungry for a smoked bacon sandwich, but there were also citrus fruits lurking underneath.

After light refreshments to cleanse our palate (well gin & tonic) we moved onto whisky number 6 which was a 1995 sherry cask Glen Moray finished for 3 years in a peated cask. The peat came through a bit more on this one but it was more of a coal fire ash with a zing of lime in single origin dark chocolate.

The final whisky was a young 2010 for which Glen Moray had peated their own barley (which Graham was obviously very proud of) and started out in an ex-cognac cask then transferred to a sherry cask. The nose on this was of freshly lit fires with a taste of tangy, spicy, smoked meat and an underlying sweetness.

The final surprise of the night was a shot of peated cleric which was around 71% abv.  The nose was of malty cereal and very fruity while the taste offered up tangy, fruity, coal peat and finished the night off very, very well.

PS  Mike came up with the title of this post so don't blame me.

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Letting Search Engines See "Out of Stock" Products

I have been buying whisky on the web probably for as long as you have been able to.  Not so much these days obviously.  I have always been annoyed when you are searching for a whisky and you enter its name into the Google search box and it comes back with 5 results that when you click on each one you go to a page which says the whisky is Sold Out.  My time has been wasted.  Actually this really annoys me.

The Whisky Shop Dufftown is now on its third website (actually we are working on 3.2) and each time I developed one I have paid extra to have an automatic routine that runs each night and hides our out of stock products from search engines.  I think this is being fair to my customers.  I don not want to waste their time but am I being an idiot?

Why do other companies allow their out of stock products to be indexed by search engines?  The most practical reason is you have to pay extra development costs to have this done.  I have not come across any e-commerce shop where there is a global switch to hide out of stock products.  In reality the cost of doing this is minuscule to what we have to pay for our websites so there must be another reason.

From developers and the owners / runners of other websites I have been told some other reasons.  Firstly, if you click through to an Out of Stock product you might just stay on the website and buy something else.  I am told that if only 1 person in a 100 does this it's worthwhile doing.  Secondly, just having the click through helps with your Google ranking etc.  But is all of that worth wasting the time for the other 99 customers or am I missing out on that 1 sale?WSD SOLD OUT

Over night another issue with my strategy has come to light.  A customer thought that as he could not find a fast selling / rare product on my website that I had not stocked it and therefore he assumed that I actually do not ever stock rare or fast selling whiskies.  If this is a general view created by my strategy then this could be a real problem.

This practice of continuing to list out of stock products is almost universal now so is it now the expectation of customers that they have to click through multiple search hits to actually find a site where the whisky they want is still listed? Are you as a whisky buyer now numb to this time wasting?

I am generally interested in what you think and I will be posting this article on Facebook and ask for comments.  You can always email me at enquires@whiskyshopdufftown.com.

And before anyone mentions there are ways to see out of stock products on my website but they should not be indexed by the search engines.

Morrison & Mackay Latest Carn Mor Bottlings

Last night Mike and I sat down with 4 of the latest bottlings in the Carn Mor Strictly Limited range and we were quite surprised at some of the flavours we found.

First up was Benrinnes 1996

The nose on this reminded me of lime zest with a light floral note, whereas Mike got floral toffee, roast lemon and candy with sea salt and we both agreed on the presence of pear drops.  The taste gave me an initial chilli prickle with vanilla and lychees, melon and pear and Mike had similar flavours with a coffee bitterness.  This we found after being left for a short while turned to custard creams.  A great dram to get us started.

Next up was Mortlach 1998.

Most prominent on the nose for both of us was fresh laundry, honeysuckle, lemon and coconut.  Although whether the laundry smell was from the whisky or the dishwasher I'm not sure - I may have to try this one again to check.  And again.  The taste began with an icing sugar sweetness over nectarines then a kick of chilli chocolate burst through (milk chocolate that is) leaving a light, fruity, boiled sweets finish.  If the first whisky doesnt wake you up and refresh you then this one sure will.

We moved on then to Glentauchers 2010.

Whilst immediately reminding me of a fruity malt loaf, toffee and Jasmine Mike had stewed prunes with rhubard and liquorice.  Quite a lot off different smells from this young dram.  The taste moved onto over cooked toffee with an orange bitters and smoky edge to it reminding us both of a collection of baking before it goes into the oven. This was so warming and spicy as it went down you could feel it warming you all the way to your belly button.

And finally the Caol Ila 2006

Well, all I am going to say about this is wow! a great mixture of icing sugar sweetness, bonfires on the beach mixed with smoked kippers and smoked ham.  I'm now going to get my BBQ, take it to the beach and relax with a Carn Mor Caol Ila and smoked ham sandwiches.  This is deffinately one you need to buy to try for yourselves.

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A Selection of Hepburn's Choice Tasting Notes

By Lady of the Drams

Hepburns Choice Mortlach 7 Years Old

I found the nose on this very fruity (Fruitellas) and citrussy (sherbet Lemons) with a hint of polished wood in the background and honeysuckle.  This then led to a taste with an initial spicy hit giving way to liquorice, spiced oranges, star anise with a light hint of smoke in the background.  The smoke lingers on the finish with spices added in and it leaves your mouth tingling.

Hepburns Choice Talisker 6 Years Old

From this whisky I get Mattesson smoked sausage (other sausages are available) covered with salted caramel chocolate. The taste is surprisingly smooth  reminding me of salted pork with a creamy peppercorn sauce poured over the top.  A vibrant finish that makes your mouth come alive, and some lingering smoke ash.

Hepburns Choice Caol Ila 5 Years Old

The nose on this whisky reminds me of cold tar with a hint of seaweed, giving way to a taste of ash from a wood fire, then briny with a hint of waxy lemon skins.  The finish is rather smoky and waxy coating the mouth leaving a finish that lasts quite a while.

 

Lady of the Drams

This page is the personal views and experiences of a lady in the whisky industry.

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Hi,

Welcome to my first posting as Lady of the Drams.  On this page I hope to entertain you with fun, facts and more importantly, tasting notes to help you decide which whiskies you want to buy from us.

I will admit that before moving to Dufftown I had never tasted a whisky at all and certainly didn’t know there was more to whisky than Grouse and Bells and that it wasn’t just for old men sitting in their favourite corner of their local pub (yes I know, shame on me, I can hear you all gasping in horror).  My first introduction to whisky, or rather the first one I enjoyed,  was Aberlour 10 as a friend told me ‘there is a whisky for everyone you just have to find the right one for you’.  He was right and when I started working for Mike over 4 years ago I found it, or rather I found quite a few.  Lots and lots even.

The world of whisky was opened up to me and I instantly fell in love with this magnificent and diverse liquid.  From there, under the expert guidance of Mike I have learnt to hold my own whisky tastings,  judge whisky in competitions and he even now trusts me to put my tasting notes on the shop website and help him choose our next bottlings (the fool).

So enough about me let’s get to the first set of my tasting notes which are from Hunter Laing’s Hepburn’s Choice range.  While a lot of the whiskies in this range are young and pale don’t let this fool you these whiskies will have your taste buds dancing for joy!

The Whisky Shop Dufftown Whisky Inspired Cupcake or Muffin

The Whisky Shop Dufftown is running a competition to find the best Speyside whisky inspired Muffin or Cupcake. The final judging will take place during Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 at a tasting open to the public.

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Here is our example of a whisky inspired cupcake or muffin.  It's to help inspire you to something better and to help you understand what we want.

We have chosen Glenmorangie 10 Years Old.  Yes, we know it's not a Speyside whisky.  That is one reason why we chose it.  We didn't want to use a whisky in our example that you might want to use.  Also, when Mike first did this pairing back in 2007 he created a cupcake / muffin that featured banana and toffee to complement his tasting note for Glenmorangie at the time.  Now, we get orange, milk chocolate and spices. So to our basic recipe we have had added orange essence and to get that more complex orange spice notes we have added orange bitters - our secret ingredient.  And of course milk chocolate.  Dark chocolate is too strong, we think, for Glenmorangie but we need to add the bitterness that dark chocolate would give and the spices.  That's the reason we have added the orange bitters.  The topping is a combination of cream, milk chocolate and Glenmorangie itself.  We like to use the whisky in our recipe and in this case we have used it in the topping.  This presents the flavour more directly and for us that is important for a lighter whisky like Glenmorangie.  Baking might cook out all of the flavours and this way the alcohol is still present which we like!

If you are eating one of these in Scotland you should not drive afterwards!

The orange bitters gives a real depth of flavour so you may not want more than 1 or 2 but you can have as much Glenmorangie as required.

Here is our finished product.  Not the most attractive of baking but you don't drink the packaging or in this case the presentation is not the taste.

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You can do better!!!!!  And above all have fun.

You can watch Mike speaking about our example here.  We understand he had not taken all of his tablets on the day the video was made.

Full details of the competition are here.

Recipe

Makes just over a dozen

For the batter:  225g unsalted butter, 225g caster sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 4 eggs, 1 tsp orange essence, 1 tbsp orange bitters, 100g milk chocolate chips.

For the glaze: 100g milk chocolate, 75ml whipping cream, 1 tbs Glenmorangie.

Preheat the oven to 175 C.  Place 15 or so paper baking cases into muffin tins.  Combine all the batter ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth and pale.  Takes 2 to 3 mins.  You can use a wooden spoon to combine.  This makes a heavier batter no matter how hard and long you beat but it also works well.

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Spoon the batter into the cases and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool for around 5 minutes.  Then remove them and cool on a rack.

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For the glaze, melt the chocolate in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water until completely melted. Add the cream and stir until combined.  Then add the Glenmorangie and stir again.  Cool slightly and then pour over the cupcakes.  Refrigerate until set.

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Bloggers Pledge

We have received no payment, free stock, inducement or remuneration of any kind in relation to this post.  Our opinions are our own and have not been influenced in any way.  We believe that's obvious.  The Whisky Shop Dufftown - truly independent!

 

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The Whisky Shop Dufftown @ Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015

Here are our events for The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015.  We will be selling tickets from our website as well as Spirit of Speyside.  We will temporarily suspend selling tickets when the ticket sales are first launched on the festival website.

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Every day (Thursday to Monday)

11:00 to 17:00 (45 minutes) - The Whisky Shop Dufftown Challenge for Independent Bottlers - Speyside (£5):  Find the best independent bottling from the Speyside region in The WSD Challenge for Independent Bottlers.  Please specify the day you wish to attend in the comments field when checking out.

11:00 to 17:00 (45 minutes) - The Whisky Shop Dufftown Challenge for Independent Bottlers - Rest of Whisky (£5):  Find the best independent bottling from the rest of whisky outside the Speyside region in The WSD Challenge for Independent Bottlers.  Please specify the day you wish to attend in the comments field when checking out.

Every day (Friday to Monday)

10:00 (45 minutes) - Find the Best Malt for a Bacon Roll (£5). Ever wondered what the best single malt is to go with a bacon roll? This is your chance to find out as we pair 4 malt whiskies with a bacon roll.

12:30 (45 minutes) - Find the Best Malt for Haggis (£8).  Ever wondered what the best single malt is to go with Haggis, Neeps and Tatties? This is your chance to find out as we pair 4 malts with Haggis.

Thursday 30 April 2015

18:00 (1hour) - Whisky Tasting: It All Started with a Big Dram (£8).  An informal tasting of a selection of whiskies at The Whisky Shop Dufftown

Friday 1 May 2015

12:00 (2 hours) - Whisky Questions (£7).  An innovative session hosted by The Drouthy Cobbler and The Whisky Shop Dufftown which gives the audience the chance to quiz a great panel of whisky experts.  Please note that tickets for this event are only available from the festival website.

14:00 (1hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: The Malts of Whyte & MacKay (£18).  This whisky tasting is hosted by Graham Rushworth and features single malts from several of Whyte & MacKay distilleries.

16:00 (1hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Berry Bros & Rudd (£18).  This whisky tasting features a selection of whiskies from Berry Bros & Rudd, independent bottler, with Jonny McMillan.

18:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Douglas Laing (£18).  Whisky Tasting of the pick of the best from independent bottler Douglas Laing with Jan Beckers.

20:00 (1 hour 30 minutes) - Music Evening with Shona Donaldson & Paul Anderson (£12.50).  Traditional Scottish Music with two of Scotland's best musicians - Shona Donaldson and Paul Anderson.

Saturday 2 May 2015

09:30 (3 hours 45 minutes) - Whisky Tour:  The Glenlivet Distillery Open Day & Sma' Still (£75).  Join us for an adventure by bus from Dufftown to The Glenlivet for a tour by the manager followed by time to enjoy the distillery open day

14:30 (1hour) - Whisky Tasting: The Great Speyside Bake Off (£18).  The Whisky Shop Dufftown is on a search to find the best Speyside whisky inspired Muffin or Cupcake. Come along and judge the best!

16:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting: Adelphi (£18).  This whisky tasting will be of a selection of whiskies from independent bottler Adelphi with Ant.onia Bruce

18:00 (1 hour 15 minutes) - Whisky Tasting:  Cadenheads (£18).  This whisky tasting will feature the new range from independent bottler Cadenheads and will be hosted by Mark Watt.

Sunday 3 May 2015

10:00 (3 hours) - Whisky Tour: Behing the Scenes at Benromach Distillery (£50).  Join us for an adventure by bus from Dufftown to Benromach Distillery for a very special Benind the Scenes tour at Benromach Distillery with Susan Colville.

14:00 (1 hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasking:  Smoky Speyside with Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley (£18).  This tasting will be hosted by drinks writers and presenters Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley and focus on smoky Speyside whiskies.

16:00 (1 hour 15 mins) - Whisky & Beer Tasting: Scotland V The World (£18).  Scottish Beers V International Beers but that's not all each beer will be paired with a particular food and a dram!

18:00 (1 hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasting: Morrison & MacKay (£18).  Peter MacKay will host this single malt whisky tasting of their new range of whiskies from the Morrison & MacKay range.

20:00 (1 hour 30 mins) - Music and Whisky Evening: Robin Laing (£20).  The Whisky Bard Robin Laing is one of Scotland's premier folk singer-song writers and will entertain with whisky as well as music.

Monday 4 May 2015

08:45 (3 hours 30 mins) - Whisky Tour: Glen Moray Distillery (£45). Join us for an adventure by bus to Glen Moray Distillery for an exceptional tour and tasting.

14:00 (1hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasting: Gordon & MacPhail (£18).  This whisky tasting features a selection of whiskies from Gordon & MacPhail, independent bottler

18:00 (1hour 15 mins) - Whisky Tasting: Laphroaig (£18).  Vicky Stevens of Laphroaig will host this whisky tasting looking at their range of malt whiskies.

20:00 (2hours):  The Whisky Shop Dufftown Drams Party (£12).  Come along and try some of the whiskies from The Whisky Shop Dufftown's tastings you may have missed and plenty of other whiskies too

The Whisky Shop Dufftown Great Speyside Bake Off

2015 is The Year of Food and Drink in Scotland and to celebrate pairing whisky and food The Whisky Shop Dufftown is running a competition to find the best Speyside whisky inspired Muffin or Cupcake.  The final judging will take place during Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 at a tasting open to the public.

The many different Speyside whiskies have a tremendous range of flavours and pairing them with food is a true delight.  It can emphasise flavours in the food or in the whisky.  It can even bring out entirely new flavours as well.  Home baking is again a focus for people so what better way to celebrate Scotland's finest whiskies by letting them inspire you?  The Muffin or Cupcake can either be created to pair with a specific Speyside dram, contain the whisky in the recipe or be inspired by Speyside's finest in some other way.  The whisky chosen should be readily available in the UK.

The best recipes selected by local whisky and food experts will be featured at a whisky tasting during Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 hosted by The Whisky Shop Dufftown where visitors to the festival will be able to choose the best combination.  The creator of that combination will win 2 nights accommodation at the fabulous Dowans hotel in Aberlour, a special distillery tour and a voucher for The Oakwood Cookery School in Elgin.

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Can you rise to the challenge?  We don't want any half-baked ideas. Be inspired!

To enter please supply a detailed recipe, a picture of your finished baking and a short piece on how you have been inspired (no more than 300 words).  We would also love to see a video of you making your Muffin or Cupcake that we can use on Social Media.   You do not have to be coming to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 to enter

Entries to be received by no later than 31st March 2015 and should be sent by email to enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com.

Further information can be obtained by contacting The Whisky Shop Dufftown (enquiries@whiskyshopdufftown.com, 01340 821 097).  Tickets for the tasting will go on sale on www.spiritofspeyside.com at 12 noon on 3 February 2015.

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The WSD @ SofSWF 2015

January 2015 15% Off Sale

Someone said to me that it's been a long time since The Whisky Shop Dufftown had a January sale.  Having done our stocktake we can change that and we certainly need the room.  There's just nowhere else we can put another shelf.  So we have decided to put over 100 different products on sale with at least 15% off to mark the start of 2015.  The full list is below.   We have also kept some of our festive offers on for January.  All our sale items are listed on the SPECIAL OFFERS page.

These are all limited stock so do not delay if you are interested.

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Description Original Price Sale Price
Adelphi Aultmore 1982 28 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £115.00 £97.00
Adelphi Aultmore 1982 29 Years Old £115.00 £97.00
Adelphi Benriach 1990 23 Years Old £99.50 £84.00
Adelphi Bladnoch 1990 24 Years Old £96.95 £82.00
Adelphi Bunnahabhain 1989 24 Years Old £118.95 £100.00
Adelphi Fascadale 12 Years Old Batch 6 Clynelish £48.95 £41.00
Adelphi Glen Grant 1992 21 Years Old £82.95 £70.00
Adelphi Glenrothes 1991 21 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £83.95 £71.00
Adelphi Glenrothes 1991 22 Years Old £89.95 £76.00
Adelphi Glenturret 1988 25 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £127.95 £108.00
Adelphi Highland Park 1997 13 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £70.95 £60.00
Adelphi Linkwood 1990 24 Years Old £94.95 £80.00
Adelphi Longmorn 1985 28 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £110.00 £93.00
Adelphi Longmorn 1992 22 Years Old £88.95 £75.00
Adelphi Miltonduff 1981 32 Years Old £138.95 £118.00
Adelphi Royal Brackla 1997 16 Years Old £79.95 £67.00
Adelphi Strathmill 1986 24 Years Old £95.95 £81.00
ADR Glencadam 1991 21 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £55.95 £47.00
Ancient Mariner Navy Rum £39.95 £33.00
Auchroisk 30 Years Old (2012 Release) £233.00 £198.00
Benromach 1976 £408.95 £345.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Aultmore 1997 £60.95 £51.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Clynelish 1997 £64.95 £55.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Cragganmore 1989 21 Years Old John Milroy £76.95 £65.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Dufftown 1982 £116.95 £99.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Glen Keith 1993 £78.95 £67.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Linkwood 1987 £130.00 £110.00
Berry Bro's & Rudd Longmorn 1988 £92.50 £78.00
Berry's Glenlossie 1992 20 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £65.95 £56.00
Berrys Own Selection Auchroisk 1991 21 Years Old £89.95 £76.00
Berry's Own Selection Ben Nevis 1998 £65.95 £56.00
Berrys Own Selection Braes of Glenlivet 1994 18 Years Old (WSD) £83.95 £70.00
Berrys Own Selection Bunnahabhain 2006 6 Years Old £42.95 £36.00
Berry's Own Selection Caperdonich 1995 £77.95 £66.00
Berry's Own Selection Girvan 1989 22 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £53.95 £45.00
Berry's Own Selection Glencadam 1991 £89.95 £76.00
Berrys Own Selection Inchgower 2000 12 Years Old £47.95 £40.00
Berry's Own Selection Linkwood 1999 £52.95 £45.00
Beinn A'Cheo Dailuaine 1997 16 Years Old £62.95 £53.00
Big Peat @ Christmas (2014) £46.95 £39.00
Brandon's Gin £26.95 £22.00
Bruichladdich 1990 23 Years Old Black Art Edition 04.1 £186.95 £155.00
Cadenhead Small Batch Caol Ila 10 Years Old  ***SOLD OUT *** £39.95 £33.00
Cadenhead Small Batch Tamdhu 1992 22 Years Old £79.95 £67.00
Cadenhead Small Batch Tamnavulin 22 Years Old £78.95 £67.00
Campbeltown Loch 21 £74.25 £63.00
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Girvan 1989 23 Years Old £91.95 £78.00
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Tamdhu 1989 23 Years Old £83.95 £70.00
Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Tomatin 1987 27 Years Old £126.95 £107.00
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Arran 1997 16 Years Old £53.95 £45.00
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Ben Nevis 1997 16 Years Old £53.95 £45.00
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Glenallachie 1995 18 Years Old £55.95 £47.00
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Ledaig 1997 16 Years Old £58.50 £49.00
Carn Mor Strictly Limited Speyside 1996 18 Years Old £59.95 £50.00
Celebration of the Cask Aberlour 1994 £86.50 £73.00
Celebration of the Cask Auchentoshan 1989 £120.95 £100.00
Celebration of the Cask Braes of Glenlivet 1994 £86.50 £73.00
Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 1992 £84.95 £72.00
Celebration of the Cask Glenrothes 1989 £245.00 £208.00
Connoisseurs Choice Glenallachie 1999 £35.95 £30.00
Cooper's Choice Auchentoshan 2001  *** SOLD OUT *** £38.95 £33.00
Cooper's Choice Clynelish 1997 15 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £51.95 £44.00
Darnley's View Gin £25.95 £22.00
Glendronach 1995 19 Years Old Cask #3250  *** SOLD OUT *** £89.95 £76.00
Glendronach 1995 19 Years Old Cask #4887 £89.95 £76.00
Glendronach 1995 19 Years Old Cask #3326 £89.95 £76.00
Glenfarclas 25 Years Old Quarter Cask £275.00 £230.00
Glenfarclas 31 Years Old Port Cask £305.00 £259.00
Glenfarclas Family Cask 1991 Exclusive to The Whisky Shop Dufftown £199.95 £169.00
Glengoyne 12 Years Old (43%) £37.95 £32.00
Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or £56.95 £48.00
Gordon & MacPhail Cask Glen Scotia 1992 £82.95 £70.00
Gordon & MacPhail Exclusive Caol Ila 2004 9 Years Old £47.95 £40.00
Great King Street Experiment 1 Smoke £28.95 £24.00
Great King Street Experiment 2 Sherry £28.95 £24.00
Isle of Jura Superstition £31.95 £27.00
MacPhails Collection Bunnahabhain 8 Years Old £27.95 £23.00
Old Malt Cask Allt'a'Bhainne 1995 17 Years Old £72.95 £62.00
Old Malt Cask Benrinnes 1992 19 Years Old  *** SOLD OUT *** £68.95 £58.00
Old Malt Cask Bowmore 2000 11 Years Old £61.95 £52.00
Old Malt Cask Glen Grant 1993 18 Years Old £66.95 £56.00
Old Malt Cask Glenburgie 1997 16 Years Old £65.95 £56.00
Old Malt Cask Glendullan 1999 14 Years Old £59.95 £50.00
Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 1996 17 Years Old £79.95 £67.00
Old Malt Cask Linkwood 1996 16 Years Old £65.95 £56.00
Old Malt Cask MacDuff 1991 21 Years Old £73.95 £62.00
Old Malt Cask Tamdhu 1988 25 Years Old £130.00 £110.00
Old Particular Benrinnes 1999 15 Years Old £61.95 £52.00
Old Particular Bowmore 1987 25 Years Old £253.95 £215.00
Old Particular Bowmore 1996 18 Years Old £99.95 £84.00
Old Particular Glenrothes 1997 16 Years Old £75.50 £64.00
Provenance Auchroisk 2002 10 Years Old £35.95 £30.00
Provenance Dailuaine 1997 15 Years Old £46.95 £39.00
Provenance Glenburgie 1999 12 Years Old £36.95 £31.00
Provenance Glendullan 1999 12 Years Old £38.95 £33.00
Provenance Laiphroaig 2000 12 Years Old £63.95 £54.00
Provenance Laphroaig 2005 8 Years Old £59.95 £50.00
Provenance Mortlach 2004 10 Years Old £42.95 £36.00
Provenance Aultmore 2008 5 Years Old £56.95 £48.00
Provenance Glenrothes 2004 9 Years Old £62.95 £53.00
Singleton of Dufftown 28 Years Old Special Release 2013 £233.00 £198.00
Sloane's Premium Dry Gin £25.75 £21.00
Small Batch Girvan 33 Years Old  £122.50 £104.00
Springbank 18 (2013 Release)  *** SOLD OUT *** £73.50 £62.00
Springbank 18 (2014 Release)  *** SOLD OUT *** £80.95 £68.00
Springbank 21 Years Old (2014 Release) *** SOLD OUT *** £216.00 £183.00
Strictly Limited Ledaig 2005 7 Years Old £35.95 £30.00
Strictly Limited Royal Brackla 13 £46.95 £39.00
Tormore 12 Years Old (1 litre) £34.95 £29.00
Wemyss Bunnahabhain 1997 "The Malt Barn"   *** SOLD OUT *** £57.95 £49.00
Wemyss Bunnahabhain 1991 "Oysters with Lemon Pearls"    ***  SOLD OUT *** £90.95 £77.00
Wemyss Teaninich 1982 "Winter Sprice" ***SOLD OUT*** £105.95 £90.00