Whisky News: Port Charlotte Relaunches

Port Charlotte relaunches Bruichladdich Distillery have announced the relaunch of Port Charlotte, their heavily-peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. It will unveil a new range in distinctive new packaging this summer. The style of the spirit will remain unchanged, peated at 40ppm, the distillery will release four new products in 2018. The new Port Charlotte…

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Interview: Catching Up With The Hollingworths of Black Gate Distillery

You can read our last interview with Brian and Genise here. Nicholas:  So tell me, what has changed at Black Gate since our last chat over three years ago? Brian:  Well, we built a cool room so we can ferment during the hotter weather, and we were able to increase production from when we first…

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Opinion: Chatting away with Mr. Ian Schmidt of Tin Shed Distillery

On a random Tuesday morning, I was dropped off at an industrial suburb just outside of Adelaide CBD where I spent the next four hours with Mr. Ian Schmidt, the co-founder and distiller of Tin Shed distillery, producer of Iniquity. The first thing I got shown were a couple trays of 200ml whiskies neatly arranged…

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Opinion: The Earnestness of Humble Beginnings

We are just over three years removed from Sullivans Cove’s historic win at WWA in 2014.  The next 12 months will see a great influx of casks ready to be bottled as traditional houses in Tasmania will gradually have recouped their depleted supplies and the first crop of new distilleries post-French Oak will be unveiling…

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