The Nightcap: 6 July

Happy Friday, team! Summer is ON (at least here in the UK) and there’s a certain football match on the agenda tomorrow… But before that comes around, it’s time to get an update from the world of booze. Bring on The Nightcap!

This week brought with it a new month as well as a whole new cohort of booze goings on – and of course a new Dram Club box for our subscribers, too! We took a sneak peek inside those packs of tastiness on Sunday.

On Monday we looked back to Fèis Ìle 2018 when Kilchoman founder Anthony Wills shared his plans for the distillery expansion project, and got part three of Annie’s Bourbon Series – this time it was Rob Samuels from Maker’s Mark in the spotlight.

The Glencairn glass has become synonymous with spirits (whisky in particular), and on Tuesday we met the family behind the business. Sales are soaring – it seems we can’t get enough fancy glassware to hold our boozes!
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Raise a glass to the Chelsea Flower Show with these floral whiskies!

This week, tens of thousands will descend upon the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to marvel at some of Britain’s most brilliant blooms. Indulge your inner Alan Titchmarsh with these fragrant drams – no green fingers necessary.

Chelsea Flower Show has graced the grounds of London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea every year since 1913 (except for during the two World Wars, naturally), in a room large enough to comfortably fit 500 London buses. This five-day floral spectacle is a British institution. It’s Crufts for flower fanatics.

If you’ve got hayfever just thinking about it, why not pay homage to horticulture from the comfort of your very own garden with a dram in-hand? After all, floral doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘perfumed’.
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anCnoc introduces Peatheart – its smokiest whisky yet!

Having brought peat back to the fore in recent years, Highland Scotch whisky distillery Knockdhu is stepping its newfound phenol obsession up a level with the launch of its smokiest expression to date.

It was in March 2014 that anCnoc kicked off its Peaty Collection, foregoing its signature gentle, non-sherried style to hark back to historic flavours, and what a rollercoaster it’s been – nine single malt whiskies, all with various intensities of peatiness, all named after traditional peat cutting tools in a nod to Knockdhu’s days of yore (before all those pesky technological advancements kicked in).

Following Stack, Peatlands, Tushkar, Rutter, Flaughter, Cutter and Rascan, and travel retail-exclusive releases Rudhan and Barrow; the latest – and importantly, first permanent – addition to the collection is Peatheart.

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