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Whisky Reviews, Product Information and Distillery Tours and Events
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Fred Laing, Chairman of leading independent Scotch Whisky blender and bottler Douglas Laing and Greg Dillon, Founder of GreatDrams.com joined forces on Tuesday to battle on the squash court in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund and Ollie’s Army, a charity aiming to battle Batten’s disease.

Two months in the planning the match pitted Laing & Dillon against each other for the first time in the whisky industry’s inaugural charity squash event. Originally the prize if Fred won would be a Crunchie bar - his guilty pleasure - and the prize for Dillon overcoming Laing would be a bottle of Port Ellen from Fred’s personal collection, but they both agreed that regardless of the outcome the bottle from Fred’s collection was to be signed by each competitor and auctioned for the winner’s charity.

After a gruelling match Fred overcame Greg by three games to one, with each man clearly leaving everything on the court.

This bottle of Port Ellen 34 Year Old, fresh from Fred Laing’s personal collection and originally retailing at £1,500 is from the legendary dead distillery of Port Ellen on Islay was distilled in May of 1982, before being charged from one refill hogshead cask - barrel DL#11481 - and bottled November 2016.

To bid on the auction people are encouraged to head over to https://buff.ly/2LNt6iG to register and start bidding.

To instead donate to the RAF Benevolent fund click here: https://buff.ly/2ujQnl2

To instead donate to the Ollies Army click here: https://buff.ly/2NGbPIX
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W.L. Weller 12 year old bourbon was awarded Best in Show, Best in Category (Straight Bourbon 6 years or older) and a Gold medal. A total of 14 spirits from Buffalo Trace Distillery were awarded top honors at the 2018 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Two whiskies from Buffalo Trace were also named Best of Category. Stagg Jr. was named Best of Category and E.H. Taylor Rye was named Best of Category in American Straight Rye.

Those awarded Gold include:

· Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Eagle Rare 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· W.L. Weller 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Old Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Sazerac Straight Rye

· George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye

· Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon

· Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (no age)

· Benchmark Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Silver Medal was awarded to:

· Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

This competition, in its 12th year, is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges including award-winning authors, buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners, who rate each spirit on a 100-point scale.

Complete results for the 2018 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition can be found at https://buff.ly/2A99KTR.
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