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We are delighted to share the 2019 vintage report and wine reviews from famed Barolo and Barbaresco producer Pio Cesare. The Barolos and Barbarescos 2019 will be released in the UK in late April 2023. Please get in touch with Mark J, Brookshaw on to find out about our pre-release offer starting this month!2019 VINTAGE REPORT 2019is a very traditional vintage, characterised by good weather conditions throughout the growing s… Read more
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