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  1. Hamish's Highland Peated Picks

    Hamish's Highland Peated Picks

    In the heart of the Highlands, a few distilleries embrace the essence of peat in their whiskies. Let's delve into the smoky selections from Scotland's most bustling and varied whisky realm.
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  2. Hamish's Burns Night Drams

    Hamish's Burns Night Drams

    For a night dedicated to one of the most documented lovers of Scotch, (despite his exciseman past) only the best drams will do. Here are a few whiskies that will go down swimmingly at your wee Burns Night bash.
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  3. Hamish's Secret Santa Picks

    Hamish's Secret Santa Picks

    Treat your Secret Santa to a bit of Loch Fyne, with my picks of our best wee gifts. All under £20!
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  4. 10 Best Whisky Gift Packs for Christmas

    10 Best Whisky Gift Packs for Christmas

    Excited for 2023's Christmas season? Me too! I've got some cracking gift sets all ready to present to your loved ones, take a look!
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  5. Top 10 Whisky Advent Calendars

    Top 10 Whisky Advent Calendars

    Well, I say, my whisky-loving friends, it's almost that time of year again - our Whisky Wonderland! Picture this: behind each door of these splendid premium whisky advent calendars lies some of the finest liquid gold known to humanity. Yes, you heard me right, behind each little door, you'll find not a chocolate truffle, but a miniature treasure of whisky excellence.
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  6. Summer Spirits: Hamish's Favourite Rums

    Summer Spirits: Hamish's Favourite Rums

    Rum, its not just for sailors and pina coladas you know! It's one of the most versatile and tasty spirits out there, wonderful as a sipper, and equally wonderful with a variety of mixers. Originating in the West Indies, rum has been around since we learned how to ferment molasses and sugar cane - and aren't you glad we did. Bring some Caribbean atmosphere to your summer barbeques, by sampling some tropical sunshine infused premium rum.
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  7. Hamish's Favourite American Whiskey

    Hamish's Favourite American Whiskey

    Every year, I take the 4th of July off to give myself a chance to dip my toe into the world of American whiskey. Here are some of my all-time favourites, for you to try yourself this Independence Day. When in USA ...well, kind of.
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  8. English Drams For St George's Day!

    English Drams For St George's Day!

    Let us pay tribute to St. George by raising a glass of excellent English spirit! I have sampled the offerings from our southerly neighbours, and compiled a list of some of the best whiskies from English distilleries in the land. Have a wee look!
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  9. West Coast and Islands Highlights

    West Coast and Islands Highlights

    Our theme for this month is a spotlight on whiskies made on Scotland's West Coast and Islands. This is inclined to be our favourite, as our original wee shop is located in Inveraray on the west coast in Argyll and Bute. Lets have a look at all the different whiskies, and all their different characters - from the Isle of Arran to Islay. I've highlighted my favourite expression of each too - in case your looking for a new tipple.
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  10. Hamish's Favourite Irish Whiskeys

    Hamish's Favourite Irish Whiskeys

    With St Patrick's day approaching, I've taken the liberty of sampling our entire range of Irish Whiskey here in the Loch Fyne shop. It's a hard job but someone's got to do it! I'm happy to present my top ten whiskeys that I recommend for your St Paddy's celebrations:
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