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  • 14th June 2019
    The GlenDronach Port Wood Review
    Review of The GlenDronach Port Wood, matured in the distillery’s signature Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks for 7 years, this was then followed by a second maturation period of 3 years in port pipes.

  • 13th June 2019
    Douglas Laing Unveils XOP The Black Series
    Douglas Laing today unveiled a brand extension to its Xtra Old Particular Single Cask Scotch Whisky range: XOP The Black Series which launches with an ex-Sherry hogshead, distilled at the Springbank Distillery in 1994.
  • 13th June 2019
    Tamdhu Sherried Single Malts Make It A Double
    Tamdhu, the exclusively sherry cask matured Speyside single malt whisky has made it a double after clinching two top industry accolades in The Scotch Whisky Masters 2019. Tamdhu 15 Year Old and Tamdhu Batch Strength 004 each picked up top awards in their categories.
  • 12th June 2019
    The Singleton’s ‘Supper With A Side of Humour’
    Over the next couple of weeks Diageo Reserve’s Single Malt Whisky, The Singleton, will be hosting a series of supper clubs, designed to bring fun, humility and a sense of humour to the world of whisky cocktails and gourmet dining. The supper clubs with take place at Hackney Coffee Company in East London and will feature The Singleton of Dufftown whisky.
  • 12th June 2019
    Benromach Distillery Father’s Day Competition
    Benromach distillery has launched a Father's Day campaign which offers one whisky fan and their guest the opportunity to win an exclusive experience at the distillery in Forres.

  • 11th June 2019
    Production Begins At Roe & Co Distillery
    Diageo has announced that their conversion of the old Guinness Power House site at St James’s Gate, Dublin is now complete and the new Roe & Co Distillery which is located in the former Guinness Power House has began production of Irish single malt spirit ahead of the doors opening to visitors later this month.
  • 7th June 2019
    Ichiro’s Malt Card Full Deck Tasting
    Swedish whisky enthusiast Pye Palm set to host the worlds most expensive whisky tasting, a tasting of the complete Ichiro’s Malt Card Collection. The event will take palce between 1 - 3 November this year in Gothenburg, Sweden with the cost of a single ticket approaching $21,000.

  • 7th June 2019
    Bunnahabhain Whisky Range Continues To Impress
    Bunnahabhain distillery turns out a varied and impressive range of single malt whiskies these days for us whisky lovers to enjoy and you don't need to just take my word for it as the distillery has recently picked up a host of awards including Double Gold at International Spirits Challenge 2019 for its outstanding Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old.
  • 31st May 2019
    Glenmorangie Cask 1784 Distillery Visitor Exclusive
    Glenmorangie release the first of four distillery visitor exclusive whiskies, the Glenmorangie Cask 1784, a 16 year old American bourbon matured whisky which has been finished for 6 years in a single first-fill Pedro Ximénez sherry butt, Cask 1784.

  • 31st May 2019
    Diageo Reserve Announce GB World Class Top 20 Finalists
    Diageo Reserve has announced its 2019 GB World Class Top 20 finalists who will be competing in June for the coveted title of GB World Class bartender of the year 2019. The winner will represent GB in the World Class Global Final hosted in Glasgow in September.
  • 30th May 2019
    BBQ Pioneer Teams Up With Johnnie Walker Black
    If you are in or around London this week (National BBQ Week) then why not get yourself down to Berber & Q this to experience their Johnnie Walker Johnnie & Ginger; a perfect pre-dinner drink for your BBQ banquet!
  • 29th May 2019
    Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Sells Out In 14 Minutes
    It seems that fans of Redbreast single pot still whiskey just cant get enough of the stuff, as the limited-edition Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximénez Edition, released to mark World Whisky Day 2019, and was only released to purchase on the 27th May sold out in just 14 minutes.
  • 24th May 2019
    Scottish Locations Floodlit with Responsible Drinking Message
    Some of Scotland’s top landmarks were illuminated last night to highlight a responsible drinking message to football fans ahead of Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Hearts and Celtic at Hampden Park Stadium Glasgow.
  • 24th May 2019
    The GlenDronach Boynsmill 16 Year Old Travel Exclusive Review
    Review of the GlenDronach Boynsmill 16 Year Old travel exclusive, a combination of Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez and Port casks so something a little different as you would hope to find in the airport shops when you are on your travels.

  • 24th May 2019
    Highland Park 16 Year Old Twisted Tattoo Review
    Review of the Highland Park 16 Year Old Twisted Tattoo, the Spanish Rioja wine has certainly added its twist to this Highland Park, not a big in your face twist but enough to offer us a different Highland Park.
  • 23rd May 2019
    The Balvenie Stories Range
    The Balvenie has announced the launch of the The Balvenie Stories range, a collection of three single malt whiskies each of which are - The Balvenie The Sweet Toast of American Oak, aged 12 years, The Balvenie The Week of Peat, aged 14 years and The Balvenie A Day of Dark Barley, aged 26 years.
  • 21st May 2019
    Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition
    Redbreast continues its Birdhouse private members only Dream Cask series with the release of a 20 year old Redbreast Dream Cask Pedro Ximenez Edition which will be available to purchase from 27th May.

  • 21st May 2019
    Glenmorangie Backs Return Of Oysters To Europes Seas
    Following on from the successful Glenmorangie backed project to return to restore oyster reefs n the Dornoch Firth, near Glenmorangie’s Highland home they highland whisky maker is now getting behind a project which could eventually see millions of native oysters (Ostrea edulis) returned to the seas around Sweden, France, Germany, England, Wales, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Croatia, where they were wiped out by overfishing as much as a century ago.
  • 20th May 2019
    Campbeltown The Whiskiest Place In The World
    Glen Scotia Distillery recently welcomed Michael Russell MSP as part of a new campaign to position Campbeltown as the 'Whiskiest Place in the World'. The Argyll & Bute member was presented with a unique bottling as the distillery prepared for the annual Campbeltown Malts Festival, which get underway tomorrow, Tuesday 21 May.
  • 17th May 2019
    Caribbean Themed Ardbeg Day 2019 Celebrations In London
    Ardbeg Day tickets now on sale for the 2019 Ardbeg Day fun and celebrations in London's Regent's Park which this year has a Caribbean twist.

  • 17th May 2019
    Glenmorangie & Ardbeg Scoop 19 Awards in WWA and SFWSC 2019
    Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies have between them won 19 coveted accolades at two of the most influential industry awards which are usually a good indication of which whiskies are worth adding to your must try list.
  • 16th May 2019
    The GlenDronach 12 and Walker Slater Hip-Flask Gift Pack
    Just in time for Father's Day The GlenDronach 12 Year Old and Walker Slater created tweed dressed hip flask gift set.
    Ardbeg Day will mark the official release of Ardbeg Drum – a bottling imbued with the ultimate influence of carnival spirit, rum.
  • 16th May 2019
    Cotswolds Whisky Now Available At 700 Greene King Pubs
    If you haven't yet tried Cotswolds single malt whisky then I suggest you pay a visit to a Greene King pub as The Cotswolds Distillery has announced that it has secured its first major pub distribution for its Single Malt Whisky through Greene King in more than 700 of their UK pubs.
  • 10th May 2019
    Arran Water - New Book Explores The Islands Whisky History
    Arran Water is a pioneering new book which documents the Isle of Arran’s strong affinity with whisky production. The book has just been released in celebration of the new Lagg Distillery opening this Summer.
  • 9th May 2019
    Benromach 10 Year Old Wins 2019 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Award
    Benromach 10 Year Old has been crowned the winner in the 12 Years & Under category at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards 2019. The annual competition seeks out the best whiskies from Scotland’s most prolific whisky-producing region.
  • 8th May 2019
    Highland Park Opens New Store In Kirkwall Orkney
    If you are planning a visit Highland Park distillery on the Orkney Islands then make a note to drop by their new Highland Park customer experience store in Kirkwall, Orkney which they opened today, Wednesday 8th May, which is International Viking Day.
  • 2nd May 2019
    Irish Distillers Scoop 11 Double Gold Medals At SFWSC 2019
    Irish Distillers range of Irish single pot still and blended whiskey's continue to impress as they pick up their strongest ever medal haul at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2019.

  • 2nd May 2019
    The London Whisky Weekender 2019 By The Whisky Lounge
    The London Whisky Weekender 2019 By The Whisky Lounge will take place at London’s Kia Oval on May 10th - 12th, the three day event will bring together more than 150 whiskies from around the world for festival-goers to sample. This year Amazon Primes The Three Drinkers will headline The London Whisky Weekender 2019.

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