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  • 22nd June 2018
    BenRiach 1992 Cask No. 979 25 Year Old Review
    Review of the BenRiach 1992 Cask No. 979 25 Year Old, fully matured in a Port Hogshead cask and this is probably as good an example as you will find at this age.

     
  • 22nd June 2018
    BenRiach 1997 Cask No. 4437 20 Year Old Review
    Review of the BenRiach 1997 Cask No. 4437 20 Year Old. It is fresh and vibrant and the sweet candied fruit is simply delicious. If you are after a sweet fruity easy drinking whisky to sit back and enjoy on a summers evening then you cant go wrong with this.

     
  • 22nd June 2018
    BenRiach 2005 Cask No. 2682 12 Year Old Review
    Review of the BenRiach 2005 Cask No. 2682 12 Year Old, this peated expression of the BenRiach was fully matured for 12 years in a Port cask. The nose doesn't quite let on about the fruity side of the pleasure that is to come in the mouth but the palate and lingering finish certainly lets you know what this whisky is about.

     
  • 22nd June 2018
    BenRiach 2007 Cask No. 8737 10 Year Old Review
    Review of the BenRiach 2007 Cask No. 8737 10 Year Old. It is hard to believe this is only a 10 year old cask strength whisky as it is so smooth, a fine example of a Moscatel matured whisky. If you are a fan of a Pedro Ximénez matured BenRiach then you should enjoy this as this Moscatel matured whisky is very similar in style to a PX matured whisky.

     
  • 22nd June 2018
    BenRiach 2008 Cask No. 5807 10 Year Old Review
    Review of the BenRiach 2008 Cask No. 5807 10 Year Old, distilled on 10th January 2008 and fully matured for 10 years in a Sauternes Barrique. No surprises here just what you would hope for a lovely sweet honeyed single malt with notes of peach, apricot and zesty lemon.

     
  • 20th June 2018
    Diageo Reserve World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2018
    After a two-day final which kicked off with a day of trials at the newly opened Edinburgh Grand Hotel, followed by a second day of challenges at Gleneagles, Daniel Warren from Last Chance, Nottingham, was crowned the winner of Diageo Reserve’s World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2018 competition.
     
  • 20th June 2018
    Rare Bowmore 1966 Samaroli Bouquet Expected To Fetch £25K
    A bottle of Bowmore 1966 Samaroli Bouquet which is set to go under the hammer in an online auction being held by Perth based Whisky Auctioneer is expected to fetch between £25,000 and £30,000.
     
  • 18th June 2018
    SMWS Mark 35th Anniversary With 21 Single Cask Bottles
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has revealed that they will mark their 35th Anniversary with the release of 21 single cask whiskies chosen by Charlie MacLean.

     
  • 18th June 2018
    Chivas Masters Global Champion 2018 - The 21 Finalists
    Chivas Regal has revealed the 21 national winners who will be heading to the United Kingdom to compete to be crowned Chivas Masters Global Champion 2018.
     
  • 15th June 2018
    Royal Salute 28 Year Old Kew Palace Edition
    Royal Salute 28 Year Old Kew Palace Edition is the latest annual Flask Collection release, a collaboration between Royal Salute’s Director of Blending, Sandy Hyslop, and esteemed perfumer Barnabé Fillion.

     
  • 15th June 2018
    Glencairn Crystal Whisky Glass Sales Continue To Grow
    Glasgow based Glencairn crystal company, makers of the iconic Glencairn whisky tasting glass break through the £10 million revenue sales barrier for the first time.

     
  • 13th June 2018
    Glasgow Distillery 1770 Inaugural Sells Out
    Following the sell out success of the 1770, the first single malt whisky from the Glasgow Distillery, the distillery has announced a £6 million investment which will double production.

     
  • 8th June 2018
    BenRiach Single Cask Batch 15
    BenRiach Distillery has unveiled Batch 15 in its popular series of single cask bottlings. The distillery is known for its experimental nature and this latest batch of single cask whiskies demonstrates this, once again offering whisky connoisseurs a multi-faceted range of casks in both unpeated and Highland peated styles. Batch 15 includes 17 casks: 11 unpeated and 6 Highland peated.
     
  • 7th June 2018
    SMWS 36.142 For A Dignified Dad Benrinnes Limited Edition Offer
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are offering a Fathers Day membership and bottle of whisky package. The whisky is a bottle of
    SMWS 36.142 ‘For a dignified dad’ a 20 year old single cask bottling of Benrinnes whisky, a limited release of only 190 bottles.
     
  • 6th June 2018
    Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary Distillery Exclusive Bottling
    The Glenmorangie distillery is marking its 175th anniversary with the release of a 16 year old single cask whisky. The first-fill ex-Bourbon cask matured whisky will only be available to those of you who make the pilgrimage to the Distillery in Tain.
     
  • 5th June 2018
    All Is Gold For Irish Distillers Prestige Whiskey Range
    It would seem that every whiskey Irish Distillers produces turns to Gold, the company has just picked up a remarkable 24 Gold or above medals at the recent International Spirits Challenge and San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Top honours were awarded to Powers John’s Lane 12 Years Old, scooping Best Single Pot Still Whiskey and Best Irish Whiskey at the annual tasting in San Francisco.
     
  • 4th June 2018
    Douglas Laing Provenance Coastal Collection Jura 12 Year Old
    Douglas Laing has unveiled the second limited release in a Single Cask series of four bottlings honouring Scotland’s Whisky producing islands, this time DL has released a Jura 12 Year Old Single Cask as part of their Provenance Coastal Collection.
     
  • 31st May 2018
    Method and Madness Virgin Hungarian Oak Finish
    Method and Madness Virgin Hungarian Oak Finish is the first of the two new Irish single pot still additions to the Irish whiskey range with an experimental nature. Initially matured in a combination of first-fill and re-fill American Bourbon oak barrels this single pot still whiskey was then finished in virgin Hungarian oak.

     
  • 31st May 2018
    Method and Madness 28 Year Old Ruby Port Pipe Single Cask
    This Method and Madness 28 Year Old Ruby Port Pipe Single Cask Single Pot Still whiskey is the second recent limited edition release in the Method and Madness whiskey range. This really is a special limited edition in that rarely do we ever see a single pot still single cask whiskey of this age, and to add to its rarity and inline with the experimental nature of the brand it has had a rather off the normal beaten track journey of maturation.
     
  • 31st May 2018
    Highland Park The Light 17 Year Old Review
    Highland Park The Light 17 Year Old is the second release in a two part series from the Orkney distillery which have been bottled to celebrate the contrasting seasons on Orkney, it was matured in 100% refill American oak casks and bottled at 52.9% ABV.
     
  • 30th May 2018
    Plans For New Distillery At Craggan Unveiled
    Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd, the parent company of Gordon & MacPhail the family owned whisky specialist, wholesaler and retailer and owner of Benromach Distillery has unveiled plans to build a new distillery at Craggan, near Grantown-on-Spey.
     
  • 30th May 2018
    Glen Scotia Roll Out 3 Limited Editions At Malts Festival
    Glen Scotia has rolled out 3 limited edition single malts at this years Campbeltown Malts Festival, including a peated Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2018 10 year old Limited Edition Ruby Port Finish which has been bottled at cask strength – 57.8% ABV and priced at £45.

     
  • 25th May 2018
    Annandale Man O’Words & Man O’Sword Single Cask Releases
    Annandale Distillery has announced a launch date for two single malt single cask whisky expressions, the unpeated Annandale Man O’Words and the peated Annandale Man O’Sword which they are in the process of bottling at the moment.
     
  • 24th May 2018
    Win A Bottle Of Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling
    I know I am a little late bringing this to your attention, but better late than never. To celebrate Benromach’s 20th anniversary, Benromach have been running an exciting prize draw on Instagram giving you the chance to win a bottle of the Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling.
     
  • 24th May 2018
    Mhor Festival 2018 - Glengoyne Supper Club & Mhor Gins
    If you are looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend then why not head up to the Mhor Festival taking place from the 25th-27th May near Balquhidder, set against the stunning backdrop of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. There will be a gin launch as well as the Glengoyne Supper Club. This is a family festival and a day ticket is only £10.
     
  • 23rd May 2018
    Haig Club Limited Edition Hip Flask Gift Pack
    Haig Club Limited Edition Hip Flask pack, an easy drinking Father's Day whisky gift idea for Dad's new to whisky and wishing to explore it.

     
  • 22nd May 2018
    Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition
    I have to say there doesn't seem have been as many special limited edition whiskies released to mark the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle as we have seen in the past for other royal weddings but one very special whisky which stands out from the rest as always is the Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition.
     
  • 22nd May 2018
    New Look For The Chivas Regal 18 Year Old
    Chivas has just revealed a fresh new look for its Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Scotch blended whisky, however fans of this iconic 18 year old blend need not worry, it is still the same whisky they will find in the bottle.
     
  • 21st May 2018
    Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old Sold Out In Six Hours
    If you managed to get hold of a bottle of Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old when it was launched exclusively to members of Redbreast's online whisky club 'The Birdhouse' on Saturday afternoon then you were one of the lucky ones as Irish Distillers tells me that 816 bottles sold out in just 6 hours of its release.
     
  • 21st May 2018
    Gordon & MacPhail Discovery Range
    Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled the new Discovery range, a flavour led range which will feature three flavour profiles of single malt whisky: Bourbon, Sherry and Smoky which will be presented in colour coded packaging for easy navigation of the range by whisky drinkers.

     
  • 21st May 2018
    Benromach Red Door Gin
    The Benromach Distillery Company announce that they are entering the gin business and plan to produce Red Door Gin following the installation of a new gin still at their Benromach distillery site.

     
  • 18th May 2018
    Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 6
    Glengoyne has just released Cask Strength Batch 6, the first ever expression in the Cask Strength series that has been 100% matured in sherry oak casks.
    Created from a combination of first fill European oak sherry casks, American oak sherry butts and refill sherry butts.
     
  • 18th May 2018
    Talisker Race To Skye 2018
    Following the successful launch of the 'Talisker Race to Skye' bartender competition last year, Diageo Reserve has announced its ‘Race to Skye’ bartender competition will return for a second year. To enter this years competition is simple; bartenders nationwide are invited to create a cocktail that evokes the spirit of Talisker’s Made By The Sea campaign.
     
  • 17th May 2018
    Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2018 Finalists Revealed
    Following an intense semi-final earlier this week in London which saw 35 of the top UK cocktail makers battle it out for a place in the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2018 final. The 35 competitors were narrowed down to just 10 who will now go through to the 2018 final in Edinburgh.
     
  • 16th May 2018
    Scallywag 10 Year Old Limited Edition
    The folks at independent Glasgow based whisky specialists, Douglas Laing, have been busy once again in the blending lab, this time they have come up with Scallywag 10 Year Old, a limited edition blend of single malts from the Speyside whisky region.
     
  • 14th May 2018
    BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled Travel Retail Exclusive
    BenRiach has just launched a new expression exclusively in global travel retail, the BenRiach 10 Year Old Triple Distilled. This rare triple distilled whisky from Speyside has matured for at least ten years in a combination of first fill American Bourbon barrels and first fill Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks.
     
  • 14th May 2018
    Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Whiskies Strike Gold
    As the whisky awards season continues
    I have to say their are not many Scotch whisky brands that are capable of walking away from two prestigious industry competitions clutching a total of 15 gold or double-gold medals between them but that is exactly what Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies have done.
     
  • 14th May 2018
    Glengoyne 21 Year Old & 25 Year Old Continue To Impress
    I am sure those of you who have add the pleasure of Glengoyne's outstanding 21, 25 and 30 year old whiskies will agree it is a whisky which gets very good with age but if you haven't had the pleasure yet you don't have to just take my word for it as the three sherried delights from Glengoyne have just picked up awards from two internationally acclaimed spirits competitions.
     
  • 14th May 2018
    Tamdhu Batch Strength 003 Double Gold At SFWSC 2018
    It seems that Tamdhu Batch Strength 003 which was launched in February this year may be worth having a look at, as the latest expression in the Tamdhu Batch Strength series has impressed the folks at both the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the International Spirits Challenge, picking up gold medals at each competition.
     
  • 10th May 2018
    Redbreast Dream Cask 32 Year Old
    Following on from the World Whisky Day tasting of a cask sample of the Redbreast Dream Cask last year which I had the pleasure of being part of, Irish Distillers have announced that they will launch the stunning first-fill Oloroso sherry cask finished Redbreast Dream Cask 32 year old on World Whisky Day 2018.

     
  • 10th May 2018
    First Bottle Of Eden Mill Whisky Sells For £7,100 At Auction
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    he first bottling of single malt whisky to be released from Eden Mill has sold at auction for a record-breaking price for a first release from a distillery. Bottle number 1 of 300 from the Limited Release First Bottling, the first drops of whisky to be distilled and bottled in St Andrews for nearly 160 years, achieved a record sale of £7,100 through Whisky Auctioneer.
     
  • 10th May 2018
    The SMWS Unveils Islay House Open Day Programme
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are set to kick of the Feis Ile, The Islay Festival of Music and Malt, by hosting a free relaxed garden party on the beautiful lawns of Islay House.

     
  • 10th May 2018
    Glen Moray Scoops Two 2018 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards
    At the end of this year’s Spirit of Speyside Festival Glen Moray was thrilled to be awarded two out of the five whisky awards, with their Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Finish winning the No Age category beating The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Cask Finish into second place. In the 13-20 year category the superb Glen Moray Elgin Heritage 18 year old took the honours with Aberlour 18 year old in second place.
     
  • 10th May 2018
    Cotswolds Distillery Fundraising Boosted By £145,000 Grant
    The Cotswolds Distillery has just had a massive boost to its fundraising for the construction of a new visitors’ centre at their site in the North Cotswolds. The distillery has just been awarded a lucrative £145,000 grant from the Rural Development Programme for England.
     
  • 2nd May 2018
    Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram Collectors Journey 01
    Tamdhu launch first in a series of annual limited edition Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival bottlings, Tamdhu Dalbeallie Dram Collectors Journey 01.
    The name of the whisky is a nod to Dalbeallie train station, which closed 50 years ago, and the part the Victorian railway played in transporting Tamdhu's sherry oak casks from Spain.
     
  • 2nd May 2018
    The Singleton Of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection
    Singleton unveils its latest addition to its UK portfolio, The Singleton Of Dufftown Malt Master’s Selection. I am told that the new single malt whisky offers a more delicate, slightly sweeter take on the classic Speyside style found in The Singleton of Dufftown 12 year old.

     
  • 2nd May 2018
    Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 Edition
    Douglas Laing unveil Big Peat Feis Ile 2018 Edition which offers fans of the peaty dram a chance to win a Taste of Islay hamper.
    This years Big Peat Feis Ile peat packed offering is a limited edition release of 3,000 bottles, bottled at 48% ABV and as you now expect from DL, naturally coloured and non chill-filtered.
     
  • 2nd May 2018
    The SMWS Win Big At San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018
    All seven whiskies entered by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 won double gold medals.
    Their gold haul included Cask No. 29.224 We arrived! (from the Laphroaig Distillery) being awarded a double gold medal and ‘Best in show’, beating approximately 1000 whiskies entered into the competition.
     
  • 30th April 2018
    Glenfarclas 1920 Bottling Returns To The Distillery
    J. & G. Grant have revealed that they have welcomed home what they believe to be the oldest unopened bottle of Glenfarclas still in existence, a bottle of Glenfarclas from 1920. They also revealed this years Speyside Festival bottling, a Glenfarclas 2004 Single Cask whisky.
     
  • 30th April 2018
    Tamdhu 120th Anniversary Single Cask
    Tamdhu distillery has announced the release of a special distillery exclusive single cask bottling to mark its 120th anniversary. The deeply rich looking Tamdhu 120th Anniversary Single Cask bottling was selected by the 15-strong Tamdhu distillery team. They choose Single Cask No. 7389, a European oak first-fill sherry butt.
     
  • 30th April 2018
    The Borders Distillery Opens For Visitors
    Following the return of whisky distilling to the Scottish Borders on the 6th March 2018 when new make spirit started to flow from the copper pot stills at The Borders Distillery in Hawick the distillery is now opening its doors to visitors from tomorrow, Tuesday 1st May.
     
  • 30th April 2018
    Talisker Bodega Series Launches With Talisker 40 Year Old
    The Talisker Bodega Series is a new series of Single Malt releases which celebrates age-old sherry relationships, the new series launches with a Talisker 40 Year Old single malt which was finished in Bodega Delgado Zuleta Amontillado Sherry casks.
     
  • 30th April 2018
    Roe & Co Irish Whiskey Cocktails Summer Serves
    With the warmer weather fast approaching (I hope, but there is no guarantee in Scotland) Diageo Reserve’s premium Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co has developed a new range of perfect summer serves which should be very welcome over the summer months and demonstrate the versatility of the Irish spirit.
     
  • 27th April 2018
    Scotch Malt Whisky Society Islay & Speyside Festival Bottlings
    It looks like May will bring a special outturn from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society as they have announced the forthcoming release of 10 exclusive bottles to celebrate both the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (3–7 May) and Feis Ile, The Islay Festival of Music and Malt (25 May–2 June).
     
  • 27th April 2018
    Colin Montgomerie Teams Up With Loch Lomond Whiskies
    There has always been a close affinity between two of Scotland's greatest exports, whisky and golf and it seems that Loch Lomond Whiskies are very well aware of that as they have announced a high-profile partnership with Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie to promote the brand’s range of award winning single malts across the world which will see the release of a Loch Lomond Colin Montgomerie limited edition whisky.
     
  • 27th April 2018
    Glasgow's Clydeside Distillery Welcomes 5,000th Visitor
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    he Clydeside Distillery in Glasgow which first opened its doors to visitors at the end of November last year has welcomed its 5000th visitor following a busy Easter period. It is expected to get busier coming into the summer season as getting to the distillery has now got even easier for visitors to Glasgow with City Sightseeing Glasgow installing a brand new stop for its open top bus tour outside the distillery.
     
  • 27th April 2018
    1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky Unveiled
    The Glasgow Distillery Company reveal the bottle for its first release, the 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky which will be launched via a ballot.

     
  • 27th April 2018
    Two Bottles Of The Macallan 1926 Sell For $1.2 Million
    Two bottles of The Macallan 1926 have sold for an incredible US$1.2 Million. The $600,000 price paid for each of the two bottles is a new world record, making The Macallan 1926 the most expensive bottles of whisky ever sold.
     
  • 27th April 2018
    The Famous Grouse Cask Series Launches With Bourbon Cask
    The Famous Grouse Cask Series launches with Bourbon Cask which
    has been blended using a high proportion of whisky matured in American Oak, including first fill bourbon casks. The Famous Grouse Bourbon Cask is available exclusively in Tesco stores.
     
  • 26th April 2018
    Talisker Whisky X Secret Adventures Experience London
    Talisker is giving Londoners the opportunity to immerse themselves in the elements with an exclusive Thames kayak experience curated by Secret Adventures.

     
  • 25th April 2018
    Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength
    Fans of Jameson Irish whiskey and in particular Jameson 18 Year Old which was first released 15 years ago will be pleased to hear that Irish Distillers has unveiled a Jameson Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength edition. This is the first cask strength edition of Jameson to be available worldwide and it is sure to be sought after given the surging popularity of the iconic Irish dram.
     
  • 24th April 2018
    Eden Mill Hip Flask Series
    Eden Mill distillery in St Andrews today released its first single malt whisky in the form of a "Hip Flask Series". This is a very limited release of only 3,800 20cl bottles from the series of seven single malt expressions which are available, priced at £25 each.
     
  • 24th April 2018
    Douglas Laing The Epicurean Cask Strength Glasgow Edition
    Douglas Laing today unveiled a cask strength edition of its Lowland blended malt whisky, The Epicurean Cask Strength Glasgow Edition, a limited edition release of 3000 bottles worldwide and described as a homage to the Glasgow whisky specialists roots.
     
  • 24th April 2018
    Diageo Reserve World Class 2018 Semi-finalists Announced
    Diageo has announced the top 35 bartenders that will go through to the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2018 semi-final stage. The 35 bartenders will now partake in a series of challenges for the chance to win a an impressive prize package valued at over £15,000 plus achieve the coveted title, World Class GB Bartender of the Year.
     
  • 23rd April 2018
    Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling
    Benromach mark 20th Anniversary since resuming production with a limited edition 1998 vintage Benromach 20th Anniversary Bottling.
    The 1998 vintage whisky has been bottled at cask strength 56.2% ABV, it is naturally coloured and is non chill-filtered.
     
  • 20th April 2018
    Kilchoman Port Cask Matured 2018 Edition Review
    Kilchoman Port Cask Matured 2018 Edition is the 2nd Port Cask matured whisky from the Islay farm distillery, a deliciously perfect balanced mix of peat and port from nose to finish.
     
  • 20th April 2018
    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2018 Edition Review
    The second of two Kilchoman limited releases being launched this Monday 23rd, the now well-established Kilchoman Loch Gorm release is an exclusively sherry matured limited edition. This shows a little more maturity than previous Loch Gorm releases, as in earlier releases the Kilchoman peat smoke and sherry are very compatible partners.
     
  • 19th April 2018
    The Glenlivet Code Review
    The Glenlivet has once again challenged whisky connoisseurs to master their senses with the release of a third mystery single malt in this top secret Glenlivet series. This is my review of the mysterious Glenlivet Code.
     
  • 19th April 2018
    Diageo £150 Million Investment In Scotland's Whisky Tourism
    Diageo have announced a £150 Million investment in Scotland's whisky tourism, upgrading its existing network of 12 distillery visitor centres and opening a new Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Edinburgh.

     
  • 19th April 2018
    Henry Donnelly New Distiller at the Midleton Micro Distillery
    Irish Distillers has announced that Henry Donnelly will take the reigns as Distiller at their Midleton Micro Distillery at the Midleton Distillery in Co Cork. Irish Distillers opened the Micro Distillery back in 2015 with a view to experimenting with distillations of new and old styles of Irish whiskey.
     
  • 19th April 2018
    Jameson Dublin Worlds Most Visited Whiskey Experience
    Irish Distillers have revealed that their new look Jameson Distillery Bow St. Dublin is the most visited whiskey experience in the world – with visitor numbers topping more than 350,000 in the first year since it reopened in March 2017 following an €11M refurbishment.
     
  • 18th April 2018
    Diageo Special Releases 2017
    Eagerly anticipated annually by whisky enthusiasts and collectors, the Diageo Special Releases are always a talking point every autumn, whether your pockets are deep enough or not to sample everything in the line-up, a little earlier than we are used to, Diageo have revealed the details of 9 out of 10 of their Diageo Special Releases 2018.

     
  • 17th April 2018
    Scottish Craftsman's Association 21st Anniversary
    One of the premier whisky events of the year in Southern Ontario, Canada took place in St. Catharines on April, Friday 13th, the Scottish Craftsman's Association 21st Anniversary event, and guest writer and Scotch Malt Whisky forum member, Companion of the Quaich, Murray Cohen has reviewed the whiskies tasted at the event.
     
  • 16th April 2018
    New Look For Streamlined Gordon & MacPhail Whisky Ranges
    Elgin based Scotch whisky specialists, Gordon & MacPhail have been very busy behind the scenes overhauling their portfolio of whiskies. They have streamlined their whisky portfolio down from fourteen whisky ranges to five which will all launch with a new look.
     
  • 16th April 2018
    Edinburgh's Holyrood Distillery Building Work Set To Go Ahead
    Building work on Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years is now set to go ahead next month following a successful funding drive to raise £5.8million to fund the creation of the new 11,969 sq ft Holyrood Distillery and visitor centre in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
     
  • 16th April 2018
    Whyte & Mackay Flying High As Emirates Airline Whisky Partner
    Whyte & Mackay Limited are flying high following the announcement that they will be a whisky partner of the world’s largest international airline, Emirates. The company's Dalmore and Jura single malt whiskies will now be able to be appreciated at 35,000ft on Emirates, which serves over 135 destinations world-wide.
     
  • 16th April 2018
    William Grant Unleashes Glenfiddich Winter Storm In Singapore
    William Grant & Sons returns to TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference following a very strong performance in the region in 2017. In Singapore they are set to introduce of the third in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series: Glenfiddich Winter Storm and Glenfiddich Cask Collection Finest Solera, the first in a series of rare whisky expressions by Glenfiddich developed in collaboration with Baccarat.
     
  • 16th April 2018
    The Dalmore 45 At TFWA Asia Pacific In Singapore
    A key introduction from Whyte & Mackay at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition Singapore show will be The Dalmore 45 – a 45 year old limited edition single malt that contains some of the distillery’s rarest aged stocks.
     
  • 16th April 2018
    Jura Travel Retail Collection Previews At TFWA Asia Pacific
    With a view of diversifying its brand portfolio and further strengthening its position within the Asian travel retail spirits market, Whyte & Mackay will present a range of new products to buyers at this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition with a key focus at the show this year being the new Jura Travel Retail Collection which is the whisky brand’s first range of single malt Scotch whiskies exclusively available to global travellers.
     
  • 13th April 2018
    Smokehead High Voltage
    Ian MacLeod Distillers have just unveiled a new look for their popular smoky mystery Islay single malt whisky Smokehead and the distiller has also revealed an intense new expression which they tell me is not for the faint hearted: Smokehead High Voltage.
     
  • 13th April 2018
    Bushmills 16 & 21 Year Old 2018 Release
    Bushmills
    distillery has told me that from this year there will be a 100% increase in availability of the Bushmills 16 year old and also from this year they will add the year of bottling to the label of the Bushmills 21 year old.
     
  • 13th April 2018
    Glen Moray 1994 Sherry Cask Finish WWA Best Speyside Single Cask
    If you are planning on heading to the Spirit of Speyside Festival from the 3rd-7th May 2018 then be sure to stop by the Glen Moray distillery to check out the limited edition Glen Moray 1994 Sherry Cask Finish which has just won the Best Scotch, Speyside Single Cask Single Malt award at the World Whiskies Awards 2018.
     
  • 12th April 2018
    Glasgow Distillery Release Prometheus 28 Year Old
    Introducing the Prometheus 28 Year Old, the third expression in the Prometheus series from the Glasgow Distillery Company, matured in Sherry Casks and fired by the smoky power of peat but they are keeping tight lipped about the exact Speyside distillery of origin for this one.

     
  • 11th April 2018
    Loch Lomond & Glen Scotia Impress At World Whiskies Awards
    Loch Lomond Group's range of single malts continue to get noticed, this time the groups Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia single malts have triumphed across a range of categories at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards.
     
  • 10th April 2018
    Matthew Williams Joins William Grant & Sons Travel Retail Team
    William Grant & Sons has announced that Matthew Williams is to join its team as the new Regional Director for Asia Pacific Global Travel Retail.
     
  • 9th April 2018
    BenRiach Stewart Buchanan Named a ‘Keeper of the Quaich’
    Stewart Buchanan, who was intrinsic in bringing two Scotch whisky distilleries back to life has been given one of the highest accolades in Scotch whisky by being named a ‘Keeper of the Quaich’, an honour which is awarded to only a small number of people for showing extraordinary dedication to and passion for Scotch.
     
  • 3rd April 2018
    Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989
    Glenmorangie has unveiled the second limited release in its Vintage Collection, Bond House No.1, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, the first Glenmorangie expression to be part-matured in rare ex-Côte-Rôtie casks.
     

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