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The Nightcap: 9 September – Master of Malt Blog

This week we raise a glass of something special to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’

Until last night the biggest news of the week was Liz Truss being named as the UK’

How long she’ll last is anybody’s guess in the current climate but the Drinks Business

And yes it does feature Nightcap legend Miles Beale from the WSTA

In Brewer & Distiller magazine, Anthony Gladman looks at how the industry is coping with the energy

Some of the most interesting drinks writing around are now taking place on new platforms and magazines

We particularly enjoyed Will Hawkes’ fascinating long read about Munich , the heartland of German brewing

We also had a taste of a new Wolfburn and a deliciously spicy premium bourbon , as well

We were planning to cover the news that the inaugural whisky release from Circumstance in Bristol sold

The story first emerged in Drinks Retailing News so we followed up with Liam Hirt from Circumstance

It seems the problem is that the proposed GI which has been submitted to Defra insists on

” He added that: “I understand the EWG has been making amendments to the proposed GI

” We wonder what this means for other distilleries like Copper Rivet and Adnams who have signed up

White Peak founders Claire and Max Vaughan with the new record setter

In other English whisky news, Derbyshire’s first ever whisky distillery, White Peak , has set a new

We reported recently that it sold its first 12 bottles of its inaugural Wire Works Whisky release via

1 individually fetching a hammer price of £9,900, the highest price paid at public auction for a single bottle

“We are absolutely delighted and humbled by the response to this charity auction,” says White Peak co-founder

“To have raised over £15,000 for our charity partners alongside Whisky Auctioneer is very special…

Jameson whiskey makers Irish Distillers have announced a huge new project to build a second distillery in

It will distil pot still and grain whiskey with grain intake, brewing, fermentation, and distillation facilities

The company’s requirement for barley and malted barley is also set to increase by up to 50%,

The new distillery will also be a carbon neutral operation and incorporate various environmental projects

It’s ticking all the right boxes, and it’s great to see Irish whiskey continue to

This fifth release from Johnnie Walker is particularly special as it’s the first blended by Emma

As is the way these days, there is an NFT, for those who care about such things

For us, it’s all about the whisky, and this promises to be a belter

Founder Logan Plant, it’s unclear exactly what his involvement will be now

The cult brewery was set up by Logan Plant , son of Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, in 2011

In 2018, Heineken took a minority stake in the company, and now they’ve got the rest

Plant has stated that “the relationships with our accounts, distributors, suppliers, and brewing family and friends stays

Who we work with and how we work with them stays exactly the same”

We’ve had some horrible-sounding spirits on the blog like a Brussels sprout-flavoured gin and a radioactive

They are made by a distillery in Cornwall, apparently Farage’s favourite county, and, predictably, it comes

The red is made with cherries while the blue is flavoured with gardenia flowers and looks a

They’re all bottled at 42% ABV and retail at an extremely punchy £40