It’s been a busy time over here at Miss Whisky headquarters. With Whisky Live Paris and The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show falling in the same week I relaunched the site, it’s been go, go, go. Hopefully you’re enjoying the new site layout!

Anyway, this is just a wee note to say: there’s lots of content coming up, so stay tuned.

This will include a behind the scenes look at Glengoyne Distillery – the only (so far as I know) distillery in Scotland that has two regional classifications with its distillery located in the Highlands and its warehousing located in the Lowlands.

The stills at Glengoyne Distillery, with Robbie Hughes - distillery manager - and Neil Boyd - commercial malts director - in background.

After that, look out for reviews of some of the great whiskies I can recommend from Whisky Live Paris, including a look into a brilliant Italian independent bottler (Samaroli) and a piece on Tasmania’s Hellyers Road, which boasts not only a fascinating set-up story but one of the most intriguing distillation processes I’ve come across. Oh and I’ll also give you a look into the Compass Box Great King Street experiments: find out if I was in the Smoke or Sherry camp.

Whisky Live Paris Compass Box

Following that, I’ll be diving into the brilliant chaos that was the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show. This year was my third time attending and it reached far above expectations, as always, though – also as always – I didn’t have hardly enough time to run around and taste as much as I wanted to. I’ll be going through some of my favourite whisky picks from the show, looking into the history of the New Zealand Whisky Company and taking a look at a what special malts from Glenfiddich will be heading off with an inspiring expedition to the south pole for Walking with the Wounded.

TWE Show Billy AbbottAdditionally, look out for reviews of a fab little supermarket own-label bottling of single malt I’ve come across recently (a huge steal at only £14) and an interview with the ever-charming and story-filled Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes Bar in London, who spoke to me about his favourite whiskies and let me in on a few raucous tales of his times up on Islay with Colin Dunn.

There will also be upcoming reviews of Berry Bros & Rudd’s Blue Hanger Batch 7, Highland Park 40, a set of Bruichladdichs tasted in a recent Twitter tasting, the Old Particular range from Douglas Laing & Co, Redbreast 21 year old and the new Girvan grain distillery launch, the Girvan 25 year old.

All in all: there’s lots to come.

So, feel free to drop back and see what’s going on here. Or, subscribe via the link on the homepage.

And, if you’re sat at your desk at work wondering how to pass an afternoon, I’d of course love you to explore the archives here on Miss Whisky, now labelled clearly at the top of your screen.

Until next time,

Miss Whisky