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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.
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.
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.
Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of
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.
Decline In Travel Retail Scotch
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
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
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
£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
anCnoc 2005 Single Cask 427 La
Maison du Whisky Anniversary
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
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Pininfarina
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.
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.
Eadie - A Newly Resurrected
Introducing a newly launched
independent whisky range launched
under the 150 year old James Eadie
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.
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.
Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer
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
Twenty One Committee Exclusive
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
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.
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.
Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured
This 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benromach Hermitage 2007
Benromach has announced the
launch the latest expression in its
Benromach Wood Finish range,
Benromach Hermitage 2007.
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.
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
Murray McDavid Lochside 1981 20 Year
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.
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.
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old 100 Proof
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
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
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.
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
GlenDronach 14 Year Old Virgin Oak
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.
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
BenRiach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Wood
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
Holyrood Park Distillery In
Edinburgh Gets Go Ahead
Single malt whisky distilling is set
to return to Edinburgh as Holyrood
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Benromach Cask No. 757 Distillery
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
- 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.
The Famous Grouse House Headline
Acts At This Years Edinburgh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
1971 44 Year Old Warehouse 6
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.
#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.
Work Begins On New Lindores Abbey
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
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.
Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask
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.
New Whisky Galore Movie Watch The
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.
Whisky Associations Response To EU
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.
Highland Park Midsummer Solstice
Lights Up Dalston Roof Park in
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
- 22nd June 2016
The Famous Grouse House Edinburgh
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!
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,
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.
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.
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
The Exceptional Blend 1st
Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a
exemplary selection of mature grain
and malt casks from North British,
Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Balvenie,
Glenallachie, Westport, Speyside and
The Macallan distilleries. A lovely
sherry rich, balanced mature blended
Chivas Masters 2016 Shanghai
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.
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.
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.
Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask
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!
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.
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.
Jameson Gets New Look And New
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.
Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and
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.
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.
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
Whisky Review & Discount Code For US
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.
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
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.
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non
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,
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,
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.
BenRiach's Managing Director Billy
Walker Named Entrepreneur of the
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.
Gordon & MacPhail Whiskies Pick Up
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.
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.
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.
& MacPhail Rare Vintage Strathisla
The 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
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