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Shirakawa 1958 is a single malt whisky from the lost Japanese distillery, Shirakawa, which was located 200km North of Tokyo, Japan. The whisky produced was rumoured to be exquisite, but destined only for blending and never to be captured as a single malt until now, with a collaboration between Tomatin Distillery and Takara Shuzo. This remarkable and incredibly rare expression will be the only official single malt bottling from Shirakawa Distille… Read more

2nd Aug 2022

Since trade ships first landed at the port of Leith, the merchants of Edinburgh have been introducing exciting new spirits to the world. Skilled in the art of blending new flavours, these merchants became experts in bringing new tastes to an adventurous audience.J.G. Thomson was originally a wine & spirits merchant with its roots dating back to the 1700s and occupied the Vaults in Leith – the now home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. They w… Read more
WHAT DOES COLOUR TASTE LIKE? It wasn’t until after Mannie Monaghan won the international bartender programme The Circle in 2019, and they began working on a whisky together, that they learned he is synaesthetic. Mannie wanted his whisky to evoke a particular colour – coral – and so began a unique whiskymaking project.Affecting roughly 4% of the population, those with synaesthesia* often experience a blending of their senses – for Mannie, aro… Read more
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.4 has been awarded the World’s Best Single Malt. The whisky industry’s finest gathered together at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on Thursday, 24 March to celebrate the 2022 Whisky Magazine Awards.Returning as an in-person event, the global awards ceremony saw the announcement of the World Whiskies Awards and the Icons of Whisky global winners, as well as four new inductees to Whisky Magazine’s renown… Read more