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Single Cask Nation Retail Release # 2 to start hitting shelves mid-to-late October 2017!

Single Cask Nation Retail Release # 2 to start hitting shelves mid-to-late October 2017!

Earlier this year, we here at Single Cask Nation launched our freshly-minted retail range. Release # 1 consisted of some younger whiskies: 10yo Girvan single grain, four different 8yo whiskies (Glentauchers, Glenrothes, Ben Nevis, and Ardmore), and one older whisky; a 20yo Ben Nevis sherry cask.  We decided to switch it up a little bit with Single Cask Nation Release # 2. Not only do we have whiskies ranging between 9 and 28 years old, we're adding one of the finest rums we've ever tasted to the mix: an 18yo...

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A Taste of Scotland (Pt.III)

A Taste of Scotland (Pt.III)

In the first installment of this series, I detailed the bottles we purchased on the first leg of our journey through Scotland. In Part Two I detailed our travels on Islay. This will pick up where we left off; our travels through Speyside in the northern Highlands. After our stay over in Inverness, we made our way to Glen Moray, where we were treated to a fantastic tour and some sampling in the warehouses with Iain Allan.  Iain worked at The Macallan visitor centre before coming to Glen Moray and...

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A Taste of Scotland (Pt.II)

A Taste of Scotland (Pt.II)

Our first distillery business meeting was at Kilchoman, Islay’s youngest distillery. Kilchoman describes itself as a Farm Distillery, in that it is smaller in size and production volume than more established distilleries.  I suppose the description is apt, as the distillery literally sits on a farm. Distillery Manager, John MacLellan, met us bright and early to give us a tour of his facility.  He is the prior manager at Bunnahabhain on the northeast coast of Islay. John explained that the mash tun and washbacks are fortuitously 1/10th the size of...

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