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  • 26th September 2016
    Bacardi Appoint Georgie Bell As Global Malt Whisky Ambassador
    Bacardi have appointed Georgie Bell as Global Malts Ambassador for its range of single malt Scotch whiskies which includes Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, The Deveron and Royal Brackla.
  • 26th September 2016
    World Class Bartender of the Year Competition 2016 Final
    Watch the worlds best bartenders battle it out for the crown of World Class Bartender of the Year competition. 56 of the worlds most talented bartenders have descended on Miami to participate in the prestigious World Class Bartender competition, watch the live stream from Miami.
  • 23rd September 2016
    New Look For Glenfiddich Cask Collection Travel Retail Exclusive
    Glenfiddich have unveiled a fresh new look for its travel retail Glenfiddich Cask Collection which is made up of 3 single malt whiskies each of which have very different single malt profiles.
  • 23rd September 2016
    Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns
    Royal Salute which is known for its premium Scotch blended whiskies has just unveiled a new rare expression, the  Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns which will be available exclusively in travel retail.
  • 22nd September 2016
    Decline In Travel Retail Scotch Whisky Sales
    The IWSR Magazine has just released its annual Travel Retail Top 100, and while Scotch whisky dominates 27 of the top 100 brands (the most of any single category), half of these brands suffered declines in 2015. The exceptions to this negative trend were largely Scotch malt whiskies, such as The Macallan, The Singleton, Laphroaig and The Balvenie.
  • 22nd September 2016
    The Dalmore 35 Year Old
    Richard Paterson, The Dalmore Master Distiller who this month celebrates his 50th year in the whisky industry has unveiled his latest creation, The Dalmore 35 which he describes as truly special.

  • 20th September 2016
    Scapa Glansa A New Peated Single Malt???
    Chivas Brothers has announced a new addition to its Scapa distillery core range, the Scapa Glansa, what makes this interesting is they are hailing Scapa Glansa as the first peated single malt whisky from the Orkney distillery but I have to say in my eyes a peated cask finish doesn't make a whisky a peated single malt
  • 20th September 2016
    £14,000 Of Whisky Stolen From Tullibardine Distillery Shop
    Between 5pm Saturday, September 17 and 9.25am on Sunday, September 18 the Tullibardine Distillery shop on Stirling Street in Blackford, Perth and Kinross was broken into and seven bottles of whisky were taken including a rare bottle of Tullibardine worth £12,000.
  • 20th September 2016
    anCnoc 2005 Single Cask 427 La Maison du Whisky Anniversary Bottling
    anCnoc is set to release its first ever single cask bottling to mark 60 years of French whisky specialists La Maison du Whisky. anCnoc 2005 Single Cask 427 will officially become available at Whisky Live Paris on 24th-26th September.
  • 16th September 2016
    Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Pininfarina Chapter 3
    Chivas Regal has once again teamed up with Pininfarina, they have announced the next chapter in their ongoing partnership with the release of the Chivas 18 by Pininfarina Chapter 3.
  • 14th September 2016
    Diageo Special Releases 2016
    This year Diageo has announced the release of ten specially selected limited edition Scotch whiskies to make up their Diageo Special Releases 2016 and as we have come to expect, amongst them are some among the rarest and most sought after whiskies around.
  • 14th September 2016
    James Eadie - A Newly Resurrected Independent Bottler
    Introducing a newly launched independent whisky range launched under the 150 year old James Eadie label.
    Rupert Patrick, CEO of Whisky Invest Direct Ltd has announced that he is resurrecting the 150 year old whisky brand James Eadie which was established by his great-great grandfather.
  • 14th September 2016
    Rare Scotch Traded In First Half Of 2016 Exceeds £5 Million
    According to figures published by whisky analyst, broker and investment company Rare Whisky 101 the value of collectable bottles of Scotch whisky traded within a half year period continues to rise and has surpassed £5 million for the first time since records began in 2008.
  • 13th September 2016
    The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer Challenge
    Ardbeg last week launched a whisky challenge like no other on Ardbeg’s remote Scottish island home - Islay. Ten contestants from six different countries converged on the island to compete in the world’s most daring whisky challenge, The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer challenge.
  • 13th September 2016
    Ardbeg Twenty One Committee Exclusive Release
    The Ardbeg fans amongst you will be very pleased to hear that the distillery has announced the forthcoming release of Ardbeg Twenty One limited edition which will be available exclusively to Ardbeg Committee members.
  • 13th September 2016
    Ian Macleod Distillers Acquires Spencerfield Spirit Company
    Ian Macleod Distillers today announced that it has taken ownership of the well-established and fast-growing Spencerfield Spirit Company, including its flagship brand, Edinburgh Gin and its popular whisky range of Pig’s Nose, Sheep Dip and The Feathery.
  • 13th September 2016
    The Chivas Brothers Blending Team
    Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, today announced new roles for revered Master Blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop. The move coincides with the unveiling of an enhanced Chivas Brothers Blending Team.
  • 9th September 2016
    Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured
    his week Kilchoman launched their first ever Sauternes Cask Matured single malt, 100% matured for over five years in Sauternes casks from Bordeaux. it is a limited release of 6000 bottles worldwide.
  • 9th September 2016
    The Macallan Gold & Amber Gift Packs
    It is certainly starting to look a lot like Christmas is coming around here, next up with their Christmas 2016 whisky gift offering is The Macallan who has unveiled their new limited edition Macallan Gold & Macallan Amber gift packs.
  • 8th September 2016
    Richard Paterson Celebrates 50 Years in the Whisky Industry
    This month one of the most well known figures in the Scotch whisky industry celebrates 50 years of creating some of the worlds most coveted and iconic whiskies, that person is Richard Paterson who is renowned for his role as Master Distiller at The Dalmore Distillery in the Scottish Highlands.
  • 5th September 2016
    Big Peat Christmas 2016 Edition
    I know its still summer but it looks like Christmas is coming as Douglas Laing announce the release of Big Peat Christmas 2016 Edition.

  • 2nd September 2016
    Jura One For The Road 22 Year Old
    Jura marks distillery manager Willie Cochrane's retirement with Jura One For The Road 22 year old Pinot Noir finish limited edition which Willie will be introducing to us during a farewell European tour.

  • 1st September 2016
    Benromach Hermitage 2007
    Benromach has announced the launch the latest expression in its Benromach Wood Finish range, Benromach Hermitage 2007.
  • 1st September 2016
    Review Of The Feather's Pub & Single Malt Bar Toronto Canada
    Murray Cohen reviews
    The Feather’s Pub, a friendly Toronto single malt haven for all Scotch whisky aficionados.
  • 1st September 2016
    Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Brora 1981 18 Year Old Review
    Review of Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Brora 1981 18 Year Old. Medicine cabinet explosion with seaweed salad and salt water galore. This is a unique dram that moans the loss of a truly wonderful distillery.
  • 1st September 2016
    Murray McDavid Lochside 1981 20 Year Old Review
    Review of Murray McDavid Lochside 1981 20 Year Old. Dark fruit with concentrated syrupy sweetness and mild caramel fudge. Full-bodied and somewhat drying. There is intensity to this whisky that entices.

  • 1st September 2016
    Glen Garioch 15 Year Old Review
    Review of Glen Garioch 15 Year Old. A tale of two cities between nose and palate yielding a very satisfying if not dramatic dram.

  • 1st September 2016
    Glenmorangie 10 Year Old 100 Proof Review
    Review of Glenmorangie 10 Year Old 100 Proof. This whisky is made to impress. A magnificent dram that spreads its wings from start to finish. This is a Glenmo to remember.
  • 1st September 2016
    Oban 14 Year Old Review
    Review of Oban 14 Year Old. One of the six classic malts. Short with faint traces of dark chocolate and a mild astringent quality with not much in the epilogue other than some residual sweetness.

  • 22nd August 2016
    Live Online Chat With The Famous Grouse Master Blender
    The Famous Grouse has announced that they will be hosting a special online ‘live chat’ with its Master Blender, Kirsteen Campbell this coming Thursday 25th August (18:00-18:30 UK time). They are inviting fans of the Famous dram from around the world to put their questions direct to Kirsteen, which you will be able to watch live via The Famous Grouse You Tube channel or The Famous Grouse Facebook page.
  • 19th August 2016
    BenRiach Single Cask Batch 13
    BenRiach Distillery today released Batch 13 of its popular single cask bottlings. This thirteenth batch of BenRiach comprises of twelve single casks that were bottled in June 2016.
  • 18th August 2016
    GlenDronach 14 Year Old Virgin Oak Wood Finish
    GlenDronach has launched a new special edition 14 year old Virgin Oak Wood Finish, well it is actually a re-release of the critically-acclaimed 14 year old Virgin Oak first released back in July 2010.
  • 18th August 2016
    BenRiach 17 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish
    BenRiach release 17 year old Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish.
    Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels and finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks sourced from the bodegas of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, Southern Spain, it replaces the 15 year old expression.
  • 18th August 2016
    BenRiach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish
    BenRiach today released a new BenRiach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Wood Finish which replaces the 15 year old. Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels and then finished in a small batch of Tawny Port casks sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal.
  • 17th August 2016
    Holyrood Park Distillery In Edinburgh Gets Go Ahead
    Single malt whisky distilling is set to return to Edinburgh as Holyrood Park Distillery's
    application to develop the Engine Shed building and site on St Leonard’s Lane into a single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre was approved by Edinburgh City Council.
  • 17th August 2016
    Gordon & MacPhail Juliette Buchan Becomes Keeper of the Quaich
    Juliette Buchan, a French woman married to a Scot, has been inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich.
    Juliette, who has worked at Gordon & MacPhail for more than nine years, is Gordon & MacPhail's regional export sales manager, working largely in Europe. Her job involves extensive travel as she meets customers and conducts numerous tastings, whisky tutorials and master classes.
  • 10th August 2016
    Strathearn Distillery To Make Its Debut At The Whisky Fringe
    This August Strathearn Distillery will make its debut at The Whisky Fringe in Edinburgh. Their spirit is now nearing full maturation and visitors to this years Whisky Fringe in Edinburgh from 12-14th August will be able to taste limited batch Uisge Beathas.
  • 10th August 2016
    Gold For Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin 1997
    It comes as no surprise to me after recently reviewing it myself that the Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin 1997 has scooped a gold medal at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition.
  • 9th August 2016
    Haig Club Clubman Review
    Haig Club Clubman is the new expression from Haig Club single grain whisky the chosen dram of David Beckham, it has a gentle Kentucky Bourbon character with a lovely balance of mild coconut sweetness and creamy vanilla toffee and you will be pleased to hear it is sensibly priced.
  • 4th August 2016
    Benromach Cask No. 757 Distillery Only Exclusive
    The Benromach Distillery has announced the release of a 2nd Distillery Exclusive whisky which will be available exclusively at the distillery's visitor centre. Benromach Cask Number 757, is a single cask bottling which was distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2016. A limited release of only 238 bottles.
  • 3rd August 2016
    Big Peat Edinburgh Edition
    The folks at Douglas Laing have announced the release of a special Big Peat, the Big Peat Edinburgh Edition, a limited release of just 180 bottles, to coincide with Scotland's capital city’s world-famous Fringe Festival.
  • 3rd August 2016
    The Famous Grouse House Headline Acts At This Years Edinburgh Festival
    If you will be lucky enough to be visiting Edinburgh this month during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival then look out for the winners of The Famous Grouse ‘Famous Fridays’ headliner competition which was launched to discover unsigned artists to headline The Famous Grouse House pop up venue at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
  • 2nd August 2016
    International Beverage Whisky Brands IWSC 2016 Medal Haul
    International Beverage has announced an extraordinary medal haul from the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016. The company has scooped 31 at one of the world’s toughest and most established industry challenges.
  • 2nd August 2016
    The BenRiach Distillery Company Scoops 16 Medals At IWSC 2016
    The BenRiach Distillery Company has once again walked away from the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 with a barrel load of medals, 16 medals in total to be exact, including 3 Gold medals.
  • 2nd August 2016
    anCnoc 12 Year Old Wins Gold At IWSC 2016
    Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky anCnoc has announced that its popular 12 year old expression from its core range has won Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016.
  • 2nd August 2016
    Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class Bartender Opens Pop Up In New York
    Aidan Bowie, Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class Bartender 2016 opens Pop Up in New York City for one evening only.

  • 2nd August 2016
    Chivas Regal's Max Warner Crowned Best International Brand Ambassador
    Max Warner, Global Brand Ambassador for Chivas Regal has been crowned the Best International Brand Ambassador at the 10th annual Spirited Awards.

  • 7th July 2016
    Tobermory 42 Year Old
    Tobermory, has unveiled a rare 42 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky which will be available exclusively through Global Retail Travel, this joins the Tobermory 42 year old currently available in specialist whisky shops.
  • 7th July 2016
    Tomatin 1971 44 Year Old Warehouse 6 Collection
    Tomatin has  unveiled an extremely rare single malt whisky, the Tomatin 1971 distilled which is a 44 year old single cask release and the first release in the Tomatin luxury Warehouse 6 Collection which the distillery say will include some of their most refined spirits.
  • 5th July 2016
    #RaiseADram To Congratulate The Balvenie’s David Stewart On His MBE
    The remarkable career of The Balvenie's Malt Master David Stewart will be recognised today when he will be presented with his MBE medal by a member of the royal family for services to the Scotch whisky industry. To congratulate David head over to Twitter tonight at 19.45 and #RaiseADram to David.
  • 5th July 2016
    Work Begins On New Lindores Abbey Distillery
    Whisky enthusiasts will perhaps know Lindores Abbey as the ‘spiritual home’ of Scotch whisky thanks to Friar John Cor, well work has now begun to construct a new multi million pound Lindores Abbey Distillery with the first whisky expected to be available by 2023.
  • 4th July 2016
    Lagavulin 25 Year Old 200th Anniversary Limited Edition
    Continuing with its bicentennial celebrations, Lagavulin has announced the forthcoming release of the Lagavulin 25 Year Old 200th Anniversary Limited Edition bottling which will be a release of 8,000 exclusively sherry cask matured bottles worldwide.
  • 4th July 2016
    Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask Finish
    Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask Finish 10 year old is the first in a series of limited edition wood finished Scotch blended whiskies, launched last year in the US it is now available in travel retail here in the UK.
  • 1st July 2016
    New Whisky Galore Movie Watch The Trailer
    If the whisky drinking cinema goers amongst you are looking for an evenings entertainment this summer you might just appreciate the recently launched remake of Whisky Galore the classic story of whisky, drama, romance and comedy which has been brought to life once again and is in cinemas now.
  • 1st July 2016
    Scotch Whisky Associations Response To EU Referedum Result
    The Scotch Whisky Association responds to the recent referendum where the UK voted to leave the European Union and they comment on the challenges ahead.

  • 30th June 2016
    Highland Park Midsummer Solstice Lights Up Dalston Roof Park in London
    Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky last week celebrated Midsummer Solstice with events for over 200 consumers. The brand hosted its Midsummer Social events on June 21 and 22 at Dalston Roof Park in London to mark the official start of summer, although there is little sign of summer arriving yet.
  • 28th June 2016
    Glenfiddich Distillery Virtual Reality Tour At Paris Duty Free
    Journey into the Mind of the Malt Master with a Glenfiddich Virtual Reality Tour which is being premiered at Buy Paris Duty Free. The Virtual Reality experience is an ambitious project that takes viewers from Paris directly into the heart and soul of the Glenfiddich distillery, highlighting the mastery and craft of single malt whisky production.
  • 27th June 2016
    Mexican Bartender Crowned Chivas Masters 2016 Winner
    Chivas Regal has crowned Mexican bartender Alejandro Millan Ponce de Leon from Instituto Culinario de Mexico and Bootlegger in Puebla, Mexico as the 2016 Chivas Master.
  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson The Blender’s Dog Review
    What better way too mark Ireland's success against Italy last night and their progression to the next round of Euro 2016 than with not one, but nine reviews of Jameson's mostly outstanding Irish blended whiskey's. First up is Jameson The Blender’s Dog, the other eight reviews are below.

    Jameson The Blender’s Dog celebrates the role of Jameson Head Blender, Billy Leighton; a master at matching whiskeys across ages and characters. A deliciously rich, sweet well constructed Irish blended whiskey. Whiskey is for pleasure and Irish blended whiskey's don't come much more pleasurable than this.
  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson The Cooper’s Croze Review
    Jameson The Cooper’s Croze showcases the role of Jameson’s Head Cooper, Ger Buckley, and explores the influence that maturation in casks has on whiskey. A deliciously creamy vanilla'd Jameson which gets spicier with each mouthful, with just a delicate influence from the sherry casks.

  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson The Distiller’s Safe Review
    Jameson The Distiller's Safe celebrates the role of Jameson’s Head Distiller, Brian Nation, and is billed as a showcase of the original copper pot still distillate. A mouth watering barley sugar sweet Irish blended whiskey with a refreshingly long sweet finish. An outstanding blend.

  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson Black Barrel Review
    Jameson Black Barrel is a triple-distilled Irish whiskey that pays tribute to the cooper’s method of charring barrels for a second time. An outstanding Irish blended whiskey, loads going on from the contributions made from the grain and pot still whiskeys as well as American oak, sherry casks and double-charred bourbon barrels. A delicious dram.

  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson Signature Review
    Jameson Signature is not a new whiskey more a repackaging of an existing travel retail favourite of mine. It is another delicious quality easy to drink Jameson blended whiskey, normally found on shelves at airports and certainly worth seeking out when on your travels.
  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson Crested Review
    Jameson Crested launched in April this year, a blended whiskey containing a high percentage of rich pot still Irish whiskey. Its a cracker, creamy vanilla, layers of gentle sherried fruit and pot still spices, coconut, a lovely gentle Demerara sweetness.
  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson Bold Review
    Jameson Bold is influenced by pot still whiskey, not as bold on the nose as its name suggests, the pot still spices and fruit is certainly bold on delivery but don't hang around very long. Could have done with a cask or two in the mix to sweeten up the somewhat dull experience.
  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson Lively Review
    Jameson Lively is another travel retail exclusive, it is influenced by grain whiskey, shy on the nose, this is all about the taste and finish. I was expecting something much sweeter given it is supposed to have a a big grain whiskey influence.

  • 23rd June 2016
    Jameson Round Review
    Jameson Round is influenced by the wood contribution, another extremely enjoyable rich easy drinking blend from Jameson which wont bust the bank. It is exclusive to travel retail so one to remember if you are off on you holidays or for a good dramming whiskey if visiting friends of family.

  • 22nd June 2016
    The Famous Grouse House Edinburgh Festival Competition
    To celebrate, Scotland’s favourite whisky will be launching ‘Famous Fridays’ headliner competition giving 4 lucky artists or bands the chance to win a headline slot like no other and earn the right to say they have played at the Edinburgh Festival at the famous venue!
  • 20th June 2016
    Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 Review
    The Balvenie amongst you will be pleased to hear that the Speyside distillery has unveiled the Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 and what a cracker it is. An absolutely stunning, mature, deliciously sherry rich, honeyed Balvenie.
  • 17th June 2016
    The Exceptional Malt, Grain and Blend Launch In Uk & Europe
    The Exceptional Malt, Grain and Blend originally exclusive to the US launch in the UK & Europe.
    The Exceptional whiskies are the creation of Don Sutcliffe, managing director of Craft Distillers, and Willie Phillips, former managing director of The Macallan who have joined forces to create a series of exceptional small batch Scotch whiskies.
  • 17th June 2016
    The Exceptional Grain 3rd Edition Review
    The Exceptional Grain 3rd Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a blend of a selection Scotch grain whiskies from the North British, Loch Lomond, Strathclyde, Cameronbridge and Carsebridge distilleries, blended and married in first-fill Oloroso Sherry butts. A lovely delicate sherry influence which becomes more apparent on the finish after a few mouthfuls.
  • 17th June 2016
    The Exceptional Malt 2nd Edition Review
    The Exceptional Malt 2nd Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a blend of an extraordinary range of mature single malt casks, including Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Balvenie, Kininvie, Glenfiddich, Alt-a’Bhainne, Auchroisk, Glenallachie, Westport, Speyside and The Macallan. A lovely sherried dram which has been influenced by some of the most iconic Speyside distilleries.
  • 17th June 2016
    The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition Review
    The Exceptional Blend 1st Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a exemplary selection of mature grain and malt casks from North British, Strathclyde, Cameronbridge, Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Balvenie, Kininvie, Glenfiddich, Alt-a’Bhainne, Auchroisk, Glenallachie, Westport, Speyside and The Macallan distilleries. A lovely sherry rich, balanced mature blended Scotch whisky.
  • 14th June 2016
    Chivas Masters 2016 Shanghai Finalists Named
    Chivas Regal has announced the 15 international bartenders that will compete in the Chivas Masters Global Final in Shanghai on 19th-22nd June – the first time a major bartending competition has held its finals in the city.
  • 13th June 2016
    Benromach 1974 Single Cask
    The Benromach distillery today unveiled a very rare single cask Scotch whisky, the Benromach 1974 which has spent 41 years maturing in a sherry butt.
  • 10th June 2016
    Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2016
    After a three day final event Aidan Bowie of Dandelyanwas crowned Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2016. Aidan will now go on to represent Great Britain in the global Diageo World Class competition final will be held in Miami in September 2016.
  • 9th June 2016
    Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish Review
    The new Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish launches this July, it was matured in American oak casks before being finished in Oloroso sherry casks for a minimum of 8 months. Yes it is young but it is also fun and very enjoyable, some decent sherry casks at work here and at £22 a bottle you just have to!
  • 9th June 2016
    Glen Moray Classic The 6th Best Selling Single Malt In The UK
    Glen Moray whisky sales continue to see steady growth and the distillery owners are building on that success with a expansion which will see production and storage capacity double. The distillery is also building on its success by launching the new Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish.
  • 9th June 2016
    William Grant Appoint New Managing Director for Global Travel Retail
    William Grant & Sons has announced the appointment of Ed Cottrell as Managing Director for Global Travel Retail.
  • 8th June 2016
    Jameson Gets New Look And New Whiskey's
    The folks at Jameson Irish whiskey appear to have been very busy as they have announced that they have restructured their whiskey range as well as adding a few new whiskeys to their now very impressive range of Irish whiskey. The new portfolio is made up of The Whiskey Makers Series, the range of Heritage Whiskeys and The Deconstructed Series with the original Jameson Irish Whiskey at the core.
  • 7th June 2016
    Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Octaves Peated
    Glenglassaugh today launched two new expressions, the Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and the Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated single malts. Both of the new whiskies have been matured in octave casks, which are made from staves of a used cask and are approximately 1/8th the size of a butt.
  • 7th June 2016
    BenRiach Peated Quarter Cask
    The BenRiach Distillery today launched The BenRiach Peated Quarter Cask, a peated expression of its Single Malt Scotch Whisky matured in quarter casks which the distillery is hailing as "a peaty fruit bomb.
  • 7th June 2016
    Glenmorangie Old Fashioned Week
    Glenmorangie, which is now firmly established as the Spirit of the British Open Golf Championship, is launching its very first "Old Fashioned Week" ahead of this year’s British Open at Royal Troon. This year they are in search of perfect cocktail created using Glenmorangie’s Extra Matured Range to celebrate the Greatest Finishes campaign.
  • 7th June 2016
    SIA Blended Whisky Review & Discount Code For US Customers
    It isn't often I get the chance to offer you a discount code but I thought the sites US based visitors would be interested in saving $10 or getting free shipping on a bottle of SIA Scotch blended whisky which is currently exclusively available in the US and just to help you make up your mind I have reviewed the whisky.
  • 6th June 2016
    Glen Grant Gets New Look And Launches Three New Whiskies
    Glen Grant has unveiled a new look for its whisky range and they have also expanded the range by adding three new whiskies to the current range, these are the Glen Grant 12 Year Old and Glen Grant 18 Year Old which will join the core range and the Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered which will be exclusively available in travel retail.
  • 6th June 2016
    Glen Grant 18 Year Old Review
    The new Glen Grant 18 year old launches this month
    and now sits at the top of the new look Glen Grant core range, it is light bodied, complex, gentle and vibrant with layers of delicate fruit.
  • 6th June 2016
    Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered Review
    The new
    Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered is available exclusively in  travel retail. Loved it, it is malty with a little spicy kick to the delivery, the barley sugar has a gentle coating of oak spice, creamy vanilla, pear, orange.
  • 6th June 2016
    Glen Grant 12 Year Old Review
    The Glen Grant 12 Year Old slots into the Glen Grant core range just above the existing 10 year old. A wonderful, very enjoyable lighter style Speyside whisky which is sure to please, a lovely tangy fruitiness, barley sugar sweetness, gentle spiciness.
  • 3rd June 2016
    A few Fathers Day Whisky Ideas From Gordon & MacPhail
    At this time of year I get inundated with requests for suggestions for Fathers Day Whisky Gifts. Everyone one is looking for the perfect gift, something special, something their Dad hasn't tried before so here are a few Fathers Day whisky gift ideas from Gordon & MacPhail that is sure to make your Dads Day.
  • 3rd June 2016
    BenRiach's Managing Director Billy Walker Named Entrepreneur of the Year
    BenRiach’s Managing Director Billy Walker has capped an amazing year in the Scotch whisky industry by being named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016.
  • 3rd June 2016
    Gordon & MacPhail Whiskies Pick Up Top Awards
    The folks at family-owned Scotch malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail are celebrating an award winning year, so far, the Elgin based independent whisky maker and bottler has been presented with both a gold and silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge, and a Master and silver award at the Scotch Whisky Masters.
  • 2nd June 2016
    Scapa Jutland Commemorates Battle And Raises £45,000 For RNLI
    Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old Memorial Edition
    is a new single cask single malt Scotch whisky crafted by the Orkney Islands distillery to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 2016. Scapa was used as a base by the British naval fleet during the First World War and the artisanal island single malt distillery has released 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland with all profits from their sale which is estimated at over £45,000, to be donated by Chivas Brothers to the RNLI.
  • 2nd June 2016
    Highland Park Midsummer Social at Dalston Roof Park
    Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Highland Park's mid-summer social at the Dalston Roof Park London 21st - 22nd June.
    Guests can fully immerse themselves in Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, enjoy great cocktails, food and music whilst celebrating the official start of summer.
  • 1st June 2016
    Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Strathisla 1967 Review
    Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Strathisla 1967 was matured in 1st Fill Sherry butts. I just love these old mature sherried drams and this is a classic example of just that. The sherried fruit, oak and spice are all big contributors, keeping each other in check and not letting the other overwhelm, complimenting and balancing each other.

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