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  • 11th October 2019
    Kininvie Works Releases Its First Three Trial Whiskies
    Kininvie Works the new experimental branch of the Speyside distillery has released three of its trial whiskies, KVSM001 Single Malt, KVSG002 Single Grain and KVSB003 a Blended whisky expression all created from different trials from Kininvie Works.

     
  • 8th October 2019
    Master Blender Rachel Barrie Inducted As Keeper Of The Quaich
    Master Blender Rachel Barrie has been recognised for her contribution to the Scotch whisky industry and has been inducted as a Keeper of the Quaich at a ceremony at Blair Castle this week.
    The ceremony was a bit of a star studded evening as Rachel got to enjoy the celebrations with Sam Heughan, the Scottish actor (and Scotch whisky lover), who plays Jamie Fraser in the show Outlander and who himself is set to launch his own whisky brand.
     
  • 7th October 2019
    Dalmore Unveils Three New Travel Retail Exclusive Whiskies
    Dalmore The Trio, The Quartet and The Quintet feature a 3-cask, 4-cask and 5-cask finish respectively and all three will be available exclusively in travel retail from July 2020.

     
  • 4th October 2019
    Midleton Very Rare 2019
    Review of the Midleton Very Rare 2019 the 36th edition in this renowned series of mature pot still rich Irish blended whiskey's.
    To mark the release Irish Distillers has launched the ‘1825 Room’, a members’ website offering exclusive content and features about Midleton Very Rare, the site will also include an exclusive online store as well as the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the very first 1984 vintage at its 1984 price.
     
  • 4th October 2019
    The GlenAllachie Cask Strength 10 Year Old Batch 3
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    he GlenAllachie has unveiled the third release in its Cask Strength series, The GlenAllachie’s Cask Strength 10 Year Old single malt which has been specially selected by master distiller Billy Walker, bottled at 58.2% ABV, the whisky was matured in Speyside in a combination of first-fill and second-fill American Bourbon, PX puncheon, Oloroso hogshead and virgin oak casks.
     
  • 4th October 2019
    The GlenAllachie UK Exclusive Single Cask Collection
    Two years on since being bought by Billy Walker The GlenAllachie is launching a new collection of five UK exclusive single cask whiskies to mark the milestone.
     
  • 4th October 2019
    The Glenrothes 13 Year Old Halloween Edition 2019
    It is a historic fact that Scotland is actually the birthplace of Halloween and to mark the spooky event this year The Glenrothes distillery are launching The Glenrothes Halloween Edition 2019, a 13 Year Old (of course) limited release of 5,000 bottles, with a theme of ‘Ghosts and Guising’.

     
  • 3rd October 2019
    The Balvenie Stories Travel Retail Range
    The Balvenie has announced three new additions to its Balvenie Stories range - The Balvenie The Creation of a Classic, The Week of Peat 17 Year Old and The Second Red Rose 21 Year Old which will all be exclusively available in travel retail from June 2020.

     
  • 3rd October 2019
    Scotch Whisky To Face 25% US Tariff
    Scotch whisky exports to the United States which last year were worth £1bn ($1.3bn), with Scotch single malt whiskies accounting for a 33% of that figure, are set to face a tariff of 25% from 18 October, the new duty is part of a raft of measures being imposed by the US in retaliation against EU subsidies given to aircraft maker Airbus.
     
  • 2nd October 2019
    Rampur Double Cask
    Rampur Double Cask Indian single malt whisky is the latest release from the Indian distillery which is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, it was matured for two-thirds of its life in American Bourbon Barrels and a third in European Oak Sherry Casks.

     
  • 2nd October 2019
    Kirsteen Campbell Named New Macallan Master Whisky Maker
    A new era at The Macallan as former Famous Grouse Master Blender Kirsteen Campbell takes on the roll of The Macallan Master Whisky Maker.

     
  • 1st October 2019
    Ardbeg Supernova 2019 Committee Release
    First released in 2010 and most recently in 2015, fans of this peatiest of Ardbeg expressions will be pleased to hear that the distillery has announced the launch of the Ardbeg Supernova 2019 Committee Release which will be tomorrow 2nd October and this will not be followed up by a Ardbeg Supernova 2019 lower strength general public release later in 2019.
     
  • 30th September 2019
    Glenmorangie Unveils Three New Travel Retail Exclusive Whiskies
    Glenmorangie has unveiled three new travel retail exclusive age statement whiskies, The Accord 12 Year Old, The Elementa 14 Year Old and The Tribute 16 Year Old.

     
  • 30th September 2019
    GlenAllachie 15 Year Old Review
    Review of the new GlenAllachie 15 Year Old which is finished for around 20 months in two types of Sherry casks – Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso puncheons and hogsheads. It shows the potential the whisky has with longer in a sherry cask, a pleasure in the mouth but short lived on the finish. Still a nice clean lightly sherried everyday easy drinker from GlenAllachie.

     
  • 30th September 2019
    GlenAllachie 12 Year Old PX Sherry Wood Finish Review
    Review of the GlenAllachie 12 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish, matured for over ten years in American Oak Wood Barrels before being finished in seasoned Pedro Ximenez Puncheons, The best of the three single malts in the new Glenallachie wood finish range for me but like the other two I cant help but think that it could have benefitted from a little longer finishing or more lively sherry casks.

     
  • 30th September 2019
    GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Port Wood Finish Review
    Review of The GlenAllachie 10 Year Old Port Wood Finish, first matured for over eight years in American oak barrels before being re-racked into vintage Ruby Port wood pipes I did enjoy this but not a huge port influence, there is enough to get a taste for it but personally I was left wanting more, I wonder what it would have been like with another 6 months or so in the port pipe.

     
  • 30th September 2019
    GlenAllachie 8 Year Old Koval Rye Quarter Cask Finish Review
    Review of the GlenAllachie 8 Year Old Koval Rye Quarter Cask Wood Finish which was initially matured in American oak wood barrels and then underwent an additional maturation period in organic Rye quarter casks from Chicago’s Koval Distillery,
    not as spicy as billed on the initial mouthful but the spices soon gather and hang around for each mouthful which follows.
     
  • 28th September 2019
    Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition Review
    Review of the Kilchoman 100% Islay 9th Edition which this year sees the whisky return to its 100% bourbon cask matured formula.
    For your money the 100% Islay releases have been some of best whiskies that Kilchoman has turned out and this is right up there with the best of them.
     
  • 27th September 2019
    Benromach 50 Year Old Single Cask
    Benromach Distillery in Speyside today unveiled one of its rarest single cask releases to date and the oldest expression in the current range – Benromach 50 Years Old Single Cask. Distilled in 1969 it is a limited release of only 125 bottles.
     
  • 27th September 2019
    Glenglassaugh Nauticus 2011 Single Cask 288
    Glenglassaugh distillery has released a limited edition single cask bottling in partnership with the Nauticus, an experimental and award-winning community pub located in Leith, Edinburgh. The specially bottled Glenglassaugh Nauticus 2011 Single Cask 288 expression is being released in celebration of the award-winning Scottish bar's first anniversary.
     
  • 25th September 2019
    Glen Moray Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail
    Does it make a difference using single malt whiskies in a whisky cocktail, I explore Glen Moray and the classic Old Fashioned cocktail with the help of drinks writers Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley.
     
  • 20th September 2019
    Jack Daniel's Two Original Lynchburg Saloons Resurrected
    Jack Daniel's two original Lynchburg Saloons, the White Rabbit and the Red Dog are being resurrected for London Cocktail Week and to host the final of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Calling IV cocktail competition.

     
  • 19th September 2019
    Glen Scotia & Loch Lomond To Feature On Amazon Prime Show
    Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond distilleries to feature on Amazon Prime show 'The ThreeDrinkers' as they go behind the scenes at the distilleries in Campbeltown and Alexandria and of course bringing more of their special charm and boozy banter.

     
  • 18th September 2019
    GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8
    Review of The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 8, a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía, deliciously rich and thick with Demerara sugar sweet raisins, sultanas, lovely dark chocolate orange, a light touch of vanilla, nutmeg all helped along by some warming oak spice.
    Another deliciously sherried cask strength dram from the GlenDronach.
     
  • 17th September 2019
    The Macallan Edition No. 5
    The Macallan has released the next instalment in its popular Edition series, The Macallan Edition No. 5, a no-age statement single malt whisky which has been matured in American oak casks. Edition No.5 takes its inspiration for its bold purple colour from the casks which were combined to create the naturally coloured whisky.
     
  • 17th September 2019
    Rare Balvenie Collection Up For Auction Ahead Of Brexit
    Over 80 bottles of The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky are up for grabs in Just Whisky Auctions’ September event including a full set of TUN 1401 bottles and rare releases from the Speyside distillery’s prestigious DCS Compendium series thanks to a European collector who has submitted them to auction ahead of Brexit.
     
  • 17th September 2019
    Fall In Rare Whisky Investment
    According to the latest figures published by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101 the investment performance of rare Scotch has dipped during the first six months of the year, the first such recorded half year decline.
     
  • 16th September 2019
    Method and Madness Unveil 2  New Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey's
    Method and Madness has released two new experimental Irish single pot still whiskey's, both matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks and one finished in Wild Cherry Wood and the other finished in Acacia Wood.

     
  • 16th September 2019
    Method and Madness Irish Pot Still Wild Cherry Wood Finish Review
    Review of the Method and Madness Irish Pot Still Wild Cherry Wood Finish. The sherry influence is very light so I am guessing the sherry casks were not a big contributor, undoubtedly a pot still whiskey and a lovely fresh clean one offering
    a gentle touch of fresh oak perhaps its cherry wood, a little sweet coconut, vanilla and a touch of ripe pear and just a hint of pot still spice.
     
  • 16th September 2019
    Method and Madness Irish Pot Still Acacia Wood Finish Review
    Review of the Method and Madness Irish Pot Still Acacia Wood Finish, An altogether richer pleasure experience than the Wild Cherry Finish, I suspect there was more sherry cask pot still in the mix with this one but with up to four years finishing in the acacia wood it has got to have had a say.

     
  • 16th September 2019
    Glenfiddich Festival Experiment #3 Bigger And Better Than Ever
    Last week Glenfiddich hosted its biggest and best Festival Experiment yet which saw headline band Franz Ferdinand thrill the on-trade festival goers who were also treated to immersive entertainment and brand experiences designed to help drive forward their own ability to experiment and push the boundaries in their careers.

     
  • 13th September 2019
    Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series
    The Solaria Series from independent bottler Whisky Illuminati is a series of five different Speyside region single cask, single malt, cask strength whiskies that were all distilled in 2011 and matured in First-Fill Spanish Oak Sherry casks.
    This is the first of 3 releases of each whisky with a further 2 releases from the same cask scheduled to be drawn and bottled over the next four years.
     
  • 13th September 2019
    Aultmore 2011 Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series 1 of 3 Review
    Review of the Aultmore 2011 Cask No.900367 from the Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series, this is the first of three releases from this single cask which is worth approaching carefully to fully appreciate what this flavoursome sherried beast has to offer.
    Luscious dark sherried fruit leads followed by some lovely coffee, toffee, sugars and peppery spice.
     
  • 13th September 2019
    Artis Secretum 2011 Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series 1 of 3 Review
    Review of the Artis Secretum 2011 Cask No.900284 from the Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series, a delicious mix of honey coated raisins and sultanas, oak spice infused chocolate orange and barley sugar sweet treacle toffee. A young Glenfarclas perhaps? And a damn good one! What does it matter really as long as it is an enjoyable dram and this is a very enjoyable dram.

     
  • 13th September 2019
    Craigellachie 2011 Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series 1 of 3 Review
    Review of the Craigellachie 2011 Cask No.900328 from the Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series. Spiced orange and toffee tantalise the mouth turbo charged by the 67.9% ABV and the very slightest wee hint of spirity sulphur reminds you that this is a Craigellachie whisky.

     
  • 13th September 2019
    Glentauchers 2011 Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series 1 of 3 Review
    Review of the Glentauchers 2011 Cask No.900364 from the Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series. Big thick muscular sherry leads the way with plum jam, burnt raisins, rum soaked sultanas and some zesty orange. Tamed somewhat by a drop of water which brings a lovely brown sugared honeyed sweetness to the party.

     
  • 13th September 2019
    Royal Brackla 2011 Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series 1 of 3 Review
    Review of the Royal Brackla 2011 Cask No.900077 from the Whisky Illuminati Solaria Series. Sweet dark sherried fruit - raisins, sultanas and orange joust with a sweet vanilla toffee sweetness, not to be outdone the barley attempts to peak through from behind the lovely dark fruit.

     
  • 5th September 2019
    Linkwood Opens Doors To A Special Guest On Her 80th Birthday
    A historic Elgin distillery, normally closed to the public, has opened its doors to a very special guest to mark her 80th birthday. Nora Fraser, who celebrated her milestone birthday yesterday, was born at Linkwood Distillery in one of the site cottages in 1939. The daughter of Henry Arthur Stephen and his wife Elizabeth, Nora grew up with her two brothers, Jim and Henry, living in the shadow of an operational whisky distillery.

     
  • 4th September 2019
    Whisky Charity Auction In Aid Of Beatson Cancer
    Whisky Auctioneer are to host a very unique whisky auction of over 100 unique and rare whiskies donated by 30 different Scotch whisky distilleries in aid of the Scottish Beatson Cancer Charity.

     
  • 4th September 2019
    Pernod Ricard Begins Construction Malt Whisky Distillery In China
    Pernod Ricard break ground on the site of China’s first ever Chinese Malt Whisky distillery, the first distillery from an international spirits and wine group. With a potential investment of one billion RMB (150 million USD) for the next decade, the 13-hectare distillery site will boast a state-of-the-art malt whisky distillation facility, due to begin production in 2021.

     
  • 3rd September 2019
    Jura Two-One-Two #1 13 Year Old
    The Isle of Jura distillery has launched Jura Two One Two, the first edition in a annual limited release series which will step up in age with each release over the next 5 years. Matured in American white oak ex-Bourbon barrels and then finished in Chinkapin Oak.

     
  • 3rd September 2019
    Scientist Study How Yeast Impacts Whisky Flavours
    Heriot-Watt University and the Port of Leith Distillery study the impact of yeast on Scotch whisky flavour in lab to bottle research programme.

     
  • 2nd September 2019
    Laphroaig 16 Year Old Limited Edition Amazon Exclusive
    Laphroaig 16 Year Old is a new limited edition of 11,500 bottles which will be exclusively available from Amazon and some selected retailers in the US.
    Fully matured in American ex-Bourbon barrels and bottled at 48% ABV it is described as being sweet with treacle and caramel followed by a long lasting, smoky, sweet finish.
     
  • 2nd September 2019
    Littlemill 29 Year Old Private Cellar Collection
    Littlemill 29 Year Old is the third release in the Private Cellar Collection from Scotland's oldest licensed distillery which closed back in 1994 and was sadly destroyed by fire in 2004 and will never produce whisky again, making liquid releases such as this exceptionally rare.
     
  • 2nd September 2019
    Arran New Look And Two New Whiskies
    In a move which they have titled 'A Breath of Fresh Arran' the Arran distillery has unveiled a new look for its Arran single malt whisky core range including a new logo, bottle and packaging and alongside the new look they are adding two new expressions to the range, the Arran Barrel Reserve and Arran The Bodega.
     
  • 2nd September 2019
    Scientists Identify Drought Resistant Gene In Barley
    Last year, cereal crops including barley for the whisky industry were negatively impacted by the warmer drier summer - attributed to climate change gathering pace. Scientists at Heriot-Watt University, working with the Scotch Whisky Association have identified a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley which, it is believed, could help future-proof the cereals industry to increasingly dry conditions as climate change gathers pace.

     
  • 29th August 2019
    Scots Pupils Smash Alcohol Awareness
    An award-winning educational theatre production on the dangers of underage drinking has delivered highly encouraging results in transforming young Scots’ attitudes towards alcohol.

     
  • 22nd August 2019
    Ardbeg 19 Year Old Traigh Bhan Review
    An award-winning educational theatre production on the dangers of underage drinking has delivered highly encouraging results in transforming young Scots’ attitudes towards alcohol.

     
  • 20th August 2019
    Johnnie Walker A Song Of Ice And A Song Of Fire
    Johnnie Walker continues its collaboration with the cult HBO TV show Game of Thrones with the forthcoming release of two new blended whiskies, Johnnie Walker A Song of Ice and Johnnie Walker A Song of Fire.

     
  • 19th August 2019
    Highland Park Valfather
    Highland Park announce the release of the peatiest expression of whisky they have ever released to date, the third and final expression in the Viking Legend series, Highland Park Valfather.

     
  • 19th August 2019
    Douglas Laing Donates £10,000 To The RAF Benevolent Fund
    Douglas Laing continued its generous support of the RAF Benevolent Fund by handing over a cheque for £10,000 at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron last week, the generous donation came from sales of a special Big Peat ‘The RAF Edition’.

     
  • 16th August 2019
    Brora 40 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition
    A year ahead of the Brora distillery reopening Diageo has released a limited edition Brora 40 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition Single Malt whisky which they have bottled to commemorate two centuries since distilling began in the now iconic distillery.

     
  • 16th August 2019
    Lagavulin 10 Year Old Travel Retail Exclusive
    Here is one for the Lagavulin fans amongst you to look out for on your travels, Diageo has released a Lagavulin 10 Year Old expression, a new single malt that will be available exclusively at Dufry duty-free stores in selected airports across the world.

     
  • 16th August 2019
    The SMWS Edinburgh Fringe Festival Events 2019
    If you will be lucky enough to be in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival this August then you may enjoy checking out The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's whisky events taking place throughout the month.

     
  • 15th August 2019
    Whyte & Mackay Whisky Portfolio Strikes Gold At  IWSC & ISC 2019
    Whyte & Mackay is toasting the success of its whisky portfolio this week after landing fifteen Gold and Gold Outstanding awards at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition. Leading the way in their gold medal haul was their Highland Single Malt Whisky, The Dalmore, scooping four Gold Outstanding awards and three Gold awards.

     
  • 15th August 2019
    Rare Macallan 72 Year Old Up For Grabs In Just Whisky Auction
    There are more than a few rare whisky gems which most of us could only dream of owning never mind tasting up for grabs in the this months Just Whisky auction which end this Sunday. A few rare highlights this month if your pockets are deep enough are a collection of Pappy Van Winkles bottles including the 20 Year Old Family Reserve. You will also find a Macallan 50 Year Old, Chichibu Intergalactic Series editions 1 and 2 and Karuizawa 38 Years Old Pearl Geisha.

     
  • 14th August 2019
    Leven Named Diageo’s Top Performing Manufacturing Site
    Scottish Trade Minister Ivan McKee visits Diageo's Leven packaging plant to present them with with the company's top global manufacturing award. Amongst other Diageo produced spirits a number of Scotch Whisky brands are packaged at Leven, including the single malt brands such as Lagavulin, Oban, Talisker and Singleton.

     
  • 12th August 2019
    GlenDronach 1995 Cask No.3040 23 Year Old Review
    Review of the GlenDronach 1995 Cask No.3040 23 Year Old, fully matured for 23 years in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon. Another very enjoyable sherried dram from the GlenDronach, with delicious dark sherried fruit and some dark Muscovado sugar sweet toffee.

     
  • 12th August 2019
    GlenDronach 1993 Cask No.416 25 Year Old Review
    Review of the GlenDronach 1993 Cask No.416 25 Year Old, matured for 25 years in a Oloroso Sherry Butt it is a lovely big sherried GlenDronach, not a huge sherry bomb but it really is a mature sherried pleasure on the palate and the long finish simply extends that pleasure.

     
  • 12th August 2019
    GlenDronach 1992 Cask No.5896 26 Year Old Review
    Review of the GlenDronach 1992 Cask No.5896 26 Year Old, matured for 26 years in a Port Pipe it has has notes of orange and raisin infused vanilla toffee which are joined by some sugared almonds, a deliciously moreish example of a port cask matured single malt.

     
  • 9th August 2019
    The SMWS Old Fashioned IPA Cask Matured Blended Malt
    Calling all whisky chasers, The SMWS have a special membership offer, membership to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society plus a bottle of their new release Old Fashioned, the Society’s first beer-matured blended malt.

     
  • 9th August 2019
    Cotswolds English Single Malt Scoops More Global Awards
    Cotswolds English Single Malt whisky continues to impress by scooping gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and the Great Taste Awards.

     
  • 9th August 2019
    The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment #3
    Calling all bartenders, back by popular demand, The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment #3 is returning once again to say thank you to the nation’s bartenders. The UK’s largest festival for the on-trade community will see Glenfiddich open its distillery doors to more than 1,200 members of the hospitality industry from the UK, and for the first time, to international attendees.
     
  • 9th August 2019
    Redbreast Takes World Whisky Trophy At IWSC 2019
    Not that it really needs another medal to indicate its quality but the Redbreast 12 Year Old single pot still Irish whiskey has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition 2019 which is one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions, now in it’s 50th year.
     
  • 8th August 2019
    Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project
    Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project is the second release in the Elgin Curiosity series, described as having dominant flavours of treacle toffee, burnt sugar and sweet vanilla, this
    is a UK exclusive release.
     
  • 8th August 2019
    Gordon & MacPhail 2019 Summer Collection
    Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled its 2019 Summer Collection, 25 whiskies in total including some of the oldest ever whisky releases from two rarely seen silent distilleries, bottled as part of its ‘Private Collection’ range is the Gordon & MacPhail Dallas Dhu 1969 which is joined by a Gordon & MacPhail St. Magdalene 1982 38 year old single malt.
     
  • 8th August 2019
    Mey Selections Glen Ord Single Cask Release
    Mey Selections' is a selection of traditional, quality Scottish products which was established in 2005 with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the reason I mention it here is that it has just launched its first whisky, the Mey Selections Glen Ord 12 Year Old Single Cask whisky which will see a donation from every bottle sold going to support rural communities in the far north of Scotland.
     
  • 7th August 2019
    Dr Bill Lumsden Named Master Distiller of the Year
    Glenmorangie and Ardbeg whisky creator Dr Bill Lumsden has been named ‘Master Distiller of the Year’ and to mark the award he has selected two single cask whisky's, Glenmorangie Cask 388 and Ardbeg Cask 5824.

     
  • 7th August 2019
    Ardbeg An Oa Named Best Islay Malt At IWC 2019
    Ardbeg's latest permanent addition wins three classes as Ardbeg scoops ‘Distillery of the Year’ at the International Whisky Competition 2019.

     
  • 7th August 2019
    Monkey Shoulder Announces Brand Ambassador to Scotland
    William Grant & Sons UK has confirmed that co-owner of Kin Edinburgh, Jody Buchan, has taken on the role of first ever Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North. Look out for him this month at the Edinburgh Fringe in the Monkey Shoulder mixer truck.
     
  • 6th August 2019
    Glenmorangie Distillery To Cut Carbon Emissions By 30%
    Glenmorangie is to cut carbon emissions at its Highland Distillery by 30%, as it moves another step closer to its vision of becoming a fully sustainable business. The single malt whisky has consistently innovated in recent years to minimise its impact on the environment. Now it becomes one of the first in Scotland to use a ‘virtual gas pipeline’ to supply its Distillery.
     
  • 6th August 2019
    Whisky Tips From The SMWS To Savour This Summer
    As the temperature soars this summer here in the UK, but unfortunately accompanied by some torrential down pours of rain since August many whisky drinkers turn away from whisky in favour of a cold refreshing tipple so I thought that you may be interested in a few suggestions from folks from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society around the globe which you can serve up as a refreshing summertime dram.
     
  • 6th August 2019
    Glencairn Crystal Celebrates 15 Consecutive Years Of Global Growth
    The Glencairn Crystal company which now sells 65,000 Glencairn glasses every week has announced that they have experienced 15 consecutive years of global growth.

     
  • 6th August 2019
    Holyrood Distillery Now Open For Visitors
    The new Holyrood Distillery in the centre of Edinburgh has opened its doors to visitors and is now taking bookings for its daily guided distillery tours, a somewhat historic occasion for Scotland's capital and the whisky industry, as there hasn’t been an operational single malt distillery in central Edinburgh since 1925.
     
  • 6th August 2019
    Macallan 50 Year Old Millennium Decanter Sets UK Auction Record
    Following an extended nail biting finish to Just Whisky’s July auction, The Macallan 50 Year Old 1949 Millennium Decanter set a new UK auction record by achieving a 270 per cent increase on the bottle which was sold at auction in November 2015.
     
  • 2nd August 2019
    GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 17
    The GlenDronach Distillery has unveiled the next instalment in its popular cask strength single cask series, the GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 17 is a batch of 14 single cask whiskies ranging from 12 to 28 years old, and distilled between 1990 and 2007.
     

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