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Issue 89 - spy

Whisky Magazine Issue 89
July 2010


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Fit for heroes
Former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson, returned recently to his home island of Islay and the Ardbeg Distillery to receive a special bottling of Ardbeg on behalf of the ex-Services' charity, Erskine.

The proceeds from the sale of this cask will be donated to the charity.

More than 200 bottles have been signed by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen and are on sale at the Ardbeg Distillery Visitor Centre and website priced at £220 per bottle.

Born in Port Ellen on Islay, Lord Robertson, then Secretary General of NATO, visited the Distillery 10 years ago and a special cask, cask number 1217, was laid down to commemorate his visit.

Erskine – Lord Robertson's chosen charity – was founded in 1916 and has provided nursing and medical care for former members of the Armed Forces through two world wars and the more recent conflicts and peace keeping initiatives of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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The Urban Bourbon Trail completes a successful milestone entering its third year on May 30th and launches a new feature to celebrate.

Patrons visiting the nine establishments on Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trial now have the option of using a traditional paper passport or going paperless and downloading a new free application from the iTunes store.

Limited Isles Independent bottler and distiller, Ian Macleod Distillers, has launched a new limited edition Pomerol finish of its blended malt, The Six Isles.

Finished in the finest French oak Pomerol w...

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