I have spent a Great few days in Poland last week. Mostly in Warsaw….Another beautiful European City! For the last almost 4 Years I have been involved in the creation and development of the Polish Single Grain Whisky for the Toorank Distilleries company in that Country. This is one of the most exciting projects that…

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On June 30, in the Jasienica lounge, Toorank Polska presented its first single grain whiskey – Wild Fields. Distilled from rye, aged over three years. There are two versions, both 44%, not cold filtered, distilled in December 2014. Wild Fields Original aged in Polish oak, in barrels with a capacity of 225 l, sealed with…

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This is a very vexed question. Without going into the why’s and wherefores of this argument I have always believed that there is a place for Vatted Malts (Sorry Blended, as a result of Diageo’s ignorant attempt to convert the wonderful Cardhu Single Malt) into a Pure Malt Brand in the early 000’s. This was…

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In Scotland, for as long as I can remember “Whusky” wuss the drink. In the mid 70’s you could buy a bottle of Bell’s for Thirteen shillings. We were all paid very low wages then..Me Included unlike certain charlatans…say no more. That one 20% of a total weeks’s wages……Not Good ! How things have changed…….Have…

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I may not be the most popular critic/cynic in the world, but from Very Personal work experience I Do Think That I have a Little First hand experience of Several Spiritous  drinks. Frankly I am apalled at the  claims being made by “So called experts” about everything to do with the Spirits World. Where the…

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I visited a very upmarket outlet today and of course viewed all 0f the spirituous drinks on display. We had the usual Malt whisky suspects on the shelves even up to 60 Y/O. However the average price for a really well known suspect (without naming names) was around £35.00 per 70 cl bottle. That’s absolutely…

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