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  • 19th September 2018
    New Whisky Lounge At Aberdeen's Chop Shop & Grill
    Whisky fans in and around Aberdeen or indeed anyone with plans to visit the granite city will be pleased to hear that today the first premium whisky lounge launched in the city, located within Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel, it offers whisky connoisseurs a new place to drink the water of life in the heart of Aberdeen city centre.
     
  • 19th September 2018
    Redbreast 12 Cask Strength Whisky Bible 2019 Best Irish Whiskey
    I know the price tag of £86 for the Redbreast 12 year old Cask Strength can put some people off trying it but I can tell you it is a seriously good Irish single pot still whiskey and well worth trying and you don't need to take my word for it as Jim Murray has just named the Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Batch B1/17 his Whisky Bible 2019 Best Irish Whiskey, scoring it with an impressive 97 out of 100 points.
     
  • 17th September 2018
    Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne 10 Year Old
    Glengoyne team up with Glasgow School of Art graduate, John Lowrie Morrison OBE (Jolomo) for ‘Spring Blossoms at Glengoyne’, the third in a series of specially commissioned seasonal paintings inspired by the distillery.

     
  • 17th September 2018
    Douglas Laing Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist 10 Year Old
    Douglas Laing continue to celebrate their 70th anniversary year this time with a limited edition multi regional vatted malt - Remarkable Regional Malts With A Twist 10 Year Old.

     
  • 16th September 2018
    Alan McConnochie Inducted As Keeper of the Quaich
    Alan McConnochie Distillery Manager for The GlenDronach, BenRiach and Glenglassaugh has been recognised for his 45 years of service in the Scotch whisky industry and inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich.

     
  • 15th September 2018
    Irish Distillers Announce €150 Million Expansion In Cork and Dublin
    As the demand for Irish whiskey continues to soar worldwide, Irish Distiller's, who produce a number of the most popular Irish whiskies on the market, have announced that they are to invest more than €150 million into their Midleton Distillery and Dungourney maturation site in Co. Cork, and Fox and Geese bottling plant in Dublin over the next two years.
     
  • 15th September 2018
    BenRiach Sherry Wood 12 Year Old Review
    Review of the outstanding BenRiach Sherry Wood 12 Year Old which recently made a very welcome return to the BenRiach core range
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  • 15th October 2018
    BenRiach 10 Year Old Review
    Review of The BenRiach 10 Year Old, a lovely malty and fruity introduction to BenRiach without the peat and a must try when exploring what BenRiach has to offer.
     
  • 15th October 2018
    Benromach’s Susan Colville Becomes a Keeper of the Quaich
    Benromach Distillery’s brand home manager, Susan Colville, who is the latest member of the Forres distillery team to become a Keeper of the Quaich; an international and select society which recognises those who have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch whisky industry.
     
  • 12th October 2018
    Glenmorangie Recreates Extinct Oyster Reefs In The Dornoch Firth
    A ground-breaking project backed by Glenmorangie to restore oyster reefs which were fished to extinction a century ago will see 20,000 oysters introduced into the sea in the Dornoch Firth, near Glenmorangie’s Highland home.
     
  • 11th October 2018
    100 SMWS Partner Bars To Offer A Taste Of Cask No. 64.97
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is celebrating its partner bar network this October by offering every one of them and their whisky lovers an exclusive Society whisky to be sold by the dram, a single cask Mannochmore SMWS Cask No. 64.97: A sunny day in late summer.
     
  • 11th October 2018
    Glenkinchie Distillery Submits Plans To Transform Visitor Centre
    The Glenkinchie Distillery has unveiled plans to transform the visitor experience at the East Lothian distillery. The distillery has formally submitted a detailed planning application to the East Lothian Council setting out proposals that will significantly expand and enhance the experience the distillery offers to tourists from around the world.
     
  • 11th October 2018
    Navigate the Blood - NOISE Opera Live At The Glen Scotia Distillery
    Glen Scotia distillery in Campbeltown is set to host one of the first performances of an exciting new opera set in a distillery, Navigate The Blood - NOISE Opera featuring music by Scot indie stars Admiral Fallow.
     
  • 10th October 2018
    Brora Distillery Resurrection Given Planning Permission
    Diageo's plans to reopen the Brora Distillery has taken another step forward after Highland planners granted permission to the landmark project. Painstaking work will now begin to restore the original buildings, which date back almost two centuries to 1819, bringing the site back to life as a working distillery.
     
  • 10th October 2018
    Whisky Bible 2019 World Whiskies Of The Year Winners
    Jim Murray has once again named an American Bourbon whiskey as his World Whisky Of The Year in the latest edition of his Whisky Bible. Jim has chosen the American Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 'William Larue Weller 128.2 Proof' as his top whisky in his Whisky Bible 2019.
     
  • 9th October 2018
    Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Octaves Peated Batch 2
    I am sure those of you that were lucky enough to have the pleasure of the limited release Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated back in 2016 when it was launched will be pleased to hear that the Glenglassaugh distillery today announced the release of Batch 2 of the Glenglassaugh Octave cask expressions, Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Peated.
     
  • 8th October 2018
    New SMWS Venue In Clapham Opens Its Doors To All
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be opening a new whisky and cocktail pop-up in London on Friday 12th October, in celebration of its 35th anniversary. The venue will also be open to the general public, giving whisky enthusiasts in the city the opportunity to experience the world’s most colourful whisky club. However, members will receive additional benefits including exclusive access to the latest SMWS Outturn stock, reserved seating options and special tasting events.

     
  • 8th October 2018
    Tamdhu From Spain To Speyside
    Following on from the announcement last week from the Tamdhu distillery that they are replacing their Tamdhu 10 Year Old expression with a new Tamdhu 12 Year Old Oloroso sherry cask matured single malt the distillery has launched a new social media ‘Spain to Speyside – journey of the sherry cask’ campaign to celebrate its strong links with Spain in time for International Sherry Week (8-14 October).
     
  • 5th October 2018
    Deanston 2008 10 Year Old Brandy Cask Finish Review
    Review of Deanston 2008 10 Year Old Brandy Cask Finish Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection. The brandy cask has undoubtedly added a delicious fruity dimension to the Deanston spirit, a fantastic nose and the fruits are intense at first on the palate. Finishes a bit quickly but easily remedied with another mouthful.

     
  • 5th October 2018
    Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask Finish Review
    Review of Bunnahabhain 20 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask Finish Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection. An outstanding irresistible Bunna! It isn't often we see Palo Cortado sherry casks used to mature or finish a whisky, and the casks used here have been of the highest quality and they have given this deliciously mature Bunna a light Oloroso sherry type influence.

     
  • 5th October 2018
    Bunnahabhain 2008 9 YO Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Review
    Review of Bunnahabhain 2008 9 Year Old Mòine Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection. The smoke which is more powerful than the nose let on coats the palate, it has a lovely peppery edge to it and is infused with toasted raisin, cherry and a little toffee.

     
  • 5th October 2018
    Ledaig 1998 19 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Review
    Review of Ledaig 1998 19 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection. Orange and lemon infused smoky bacon leads leads the charge then gives way to some spice and some bittersweet dark chocolate and some nuttiness.

     
  • 5th October 2018
    Ledaig 1998 19 Year Old PX Cask Finish Review
    Review of Ledaig 1998 19 Year Old PX Cask Finish Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection. The grape, vanilla and oak spice combine wonderfully, a great example of just how good this distillery can be at his age.

     
  • 5th October 2018
    Tobermory 2005 12 Year Old Fino Cask Finish Review
    Review of Tobermory 2005 12 Year Old Fino Cask Finish Distell 2018 Malt Whisky Collection. A lovely rich Tobermory which gets spicier with each mouthful and demonstrates just how good Tobermory can be at this age, the bottling strength 55.1% has clearly added to the flavour and pleasure.

     
  • 4th October 2018
    Aerstone Single Malt Scotch Whisky From William Grant & Sons
    Aerstone Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a new single malt whisky range from William Grant & Sons which they recently launched with two very different 10 Year Old expressions the ‘Rich and Smoky’ Aerstone Land Cask 10 Year Old and the ‘Smooth and Easy’ Aerstone Sea Cask 10 Year Old. Aerstone aims to simplify the taste messaging in the single malt category.
     
  • 4th October 2018
    Aerstone Land Cask 10 Year Old Review
    Review of the new William Grant's Aerstone Land Cask 10 Year Old, a delicious new single malt whisky from William Grant that breaks down Scotch whisky regional boundaries and merges the traditional Speyside and Islay styles of whisky together in the form of Aerstone Land Cask, and they have done it exceptionally well.

     
  • 4th October 2018
    Aerstone Sea Cask 10 Year Old Review
    Review of the new William Grant's Aerstone Sea Cask 10 Year Old, a deliciously moreish lighter style sweet Speyside single malt with a lovely, light, smooth, malty delivery with a delicious mix of vanilla icing, barley sugar and sugared almonds, followed by a little candied orange and gentle oak joining the party.

     
  • 3rd October 2018
    Midleton Very Rare 2018
    Midleton Very Rare 2018 is believe it or not the 35th edition of the special annual Vintage release from the Midleton distillery. The whiskeys that have gone into the Vintage 2018 blend have been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-Bourbon American oak barrels for between 12 and 28 years.
     
  • 3rd October 2018
    Douglas Laing The Gauldrons Batch 3
    Just in time for Halloween, Douglas Laing has announced the release of The Gauldrons Batch 3, a dark and moody, sweet and peaty, vatting of Single Malts exclusively from Campbeltown.
     
  • 3rd October 2018
    White Walker By Johnnie Walker (Game Of Thrones)
    Johnnie Walker has unveiled White Walker by Johnnie Walker, a limited edition blended Scotch whisky which they have specially created in collaboration with HBO and their cult TV series Game of Thrones. White Walker is the first limited release in the Johnnie Walker Game of Thrones whisky collection.
     
  • 3rd October 2018
    Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Coming To The Shelves Of Waitrose
    Following on from the Cotswolds single malt whisky launching in World Duty Free stores at Birmingham, Bristol and East Midlands airports during the summer, the English single malt whisky has now secured itself its first national retail listing with a place on the shelves of Waitrose.
     
  • 2nd October 2018
    Gordon & MacPhail Unveil Twin Longmorn Single Cask Whiskies
    Seeing double as Gordon & MacPhail release twin single Longmorn 1961 whiskies as part of their extremely rare ‘Private Collection’ range. The two single cask Longmorn 1961 whiskies were rather appropriately selected for bottling by two members of the family owned whisky creator, identical twin brothers Stuart and Richard Urquhart.

     
  • 2nd October 2018
    All's Gold For The Glenmorangie Travel Retail Exclusive Range
    The frequent travellers amongst you may already know that Glenmorangie has a knack of turning out some very impressive stuff in travel retail so it will come as no surprise to hear that every whisky in Glenmorangie's exclusive Travel Retail range has been lauded in a recent industry competition which rewards excellence in the category.
     
  • 1st October 2018
    Old Pulteney Unveils New Travel Retail Exclusive Collection
    Old Pulteney today revealed three expressions, two new and one existing expression, which will make up their new Old Pulteney Travel Retail Collection. The new look travel retail collection which sees a return to age statements comprises of the Old Pulteney 10 Year Old, 2006 Vintage and 16 Year Old.
     
  • 1st October 2018
    Tamdhu 12 Year Old
    Tamdhu has unveiled a new Tamdhu 12 Year Old expression which will replace the existing Tamdhu 10 Year Old. The new Tamdhu 12 Year Old Oloroso sherry cask matured single malt is rolling out globally now and is expected to be available in the UK in 2019.
     
  • 29th September 2018
    The GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old Review
    Review of the new travel retail exclusive expression, The GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old, the first ever travel retail exclusive expression from the Speyside distillery but I hear it will be joined by a 16 year old travel retail expression but meanwhile this is what I thought of the new GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old.
     
  • 28th September 2018
    The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival Review
    Following the announcement earlier this month of the return of the GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival I have managed to get hold of some and it is still an absolutely delicious sherried Speyside dram.
     
  • 28th September 2018
    The GlenDronach 12 Year Old Review
    Review of The GlenDronach 12 Year Old, a deliciously rich smooth delivery of lovely sherried fruit, this is simply one of the best quality core range sherried Speyside drams of this age that you can buy, if you haven't yet tried this then why not!

     
  • 27th September 2018
    The Johnnie Walker Grand Voyage At Oblix East
    The Johnnie Walker Grand Voyage is a new immersive experience at the experiential drinking and dining destination Oblix East, London, which is located on the 32nd floor of The Shard. It invites you to taste premium whiskies and luxury cocktails infused with global flavours. The eight different Johnnie Walker blends will be matched with small plates that reflect the flavours highlighted throughout the journey.
     
  • 25th September 2018
    Old Pulteney 1997 Single Cask Exclusively At Edinburgh Airport
    Old Pulteney has announced the release of Old Pulteney 1997 Single Cask No. 1082, a 20 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky available as an airport exclusive in partnership with Dufry Group for their World Duty Free operated World of Whiskies shop at Edinburgh International Airport.
     
  • 25th September 2018
    Speyburn 16 Year Old Travel Retail Exclusive
    Following the successful launch of the travel exclusive Speyburn Hopkins Reserve and 10 Year Old whiskies the distillery has announced that they are adding a third expression to its exclusive traveller range, the Speyburn 16 Year Old. Wholly matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels for 16 years, the result, they tell me, is a liquid bursting with notes of zesty fruit and creamy vanilla.
     
  • 24th September 2018
    Allt-A-Bhainne Sweetly Peated
    Chivas Brothers has just launched the first official distillery bottling, simply named Allt-A-Bhainne (pronounced 'Alta-Vayne'), which they describe as 'The Sweetly Peated Single Malt'.
     
  • 21st September 2018
    SFA & Diageo Team Up To For Responsible Drinking Campaign
    The Scottish Football Association has teamed up with distilling company, Diageo in a major new alcohol education campaign with the goal of reaching a million Scots with responsible drinking messaging.
     
  • 20th September 2018
    New Highland Park Travel Retail Collection
    Introducing the new Highland Park Travel Retail Collection, four new whiskies with clear age statements and bottling strengths which step up as you move through the range.

     
  • 20th September 2018
    Highland Park 18 Year Old Viking Pride Travel Edition Review
    The Highland Park 18 Year Old Viking Pride Travel Edition sits at the top of the new Highland Park travel retail exclusive range, deliciously rich. Honey infused with orange, cherries, apricots and raisins, some lovely dark chocolate coated toffee, a little pepper and cinnamon and of course Highland Park smoke.

     
  • 20th September 2018
    Highland Park 16 Year Old Wings Of The Eagle Review
    Review of the new Highland Park 16 Year Old Wings Of The Eagle travel retail exclusive whisky, it has a fabulous nose and it is richer, fruitier and spicier than the two other new Highland Park travel retail animals (Bear & Wolf), its a pity they bottled it in a 70cl bottle as it is the best of the animal trio.

     
  • 20th September 2018
    Highland Park 14 Year Old Loyalty of the Wolf Review
    Review of the new Highland Park 14 Year Old Loyalty of the Wolf travel retail exclusive whisky, matured in a combination of sherry-seasoned American oak casks and American oak ex-Bourbon casks. A hit of mild smoke and spice leads followed closely by a little bitter zesty orange, green apple, a little nutmeg and cinnamon and some vanilla sweetening things up but just a little.

     
  • 20th September 2018
    Highland Park Spirit Of The Bear Review
    The new Highland Park Spirit Of The Bear travel retail exclusive whisky, primarily matured in sherry seasoned American Oak casks. It does appear a little young from nose to finish but still, and most importantly, an enjoyable enough dramming whisky from nose to finish.

     
  • 18th September 2018
    Scotch Malt Whisky Society 35th Anniversary Virtual Tasting
    As part of their ongoing 35th Anniversary celebrations, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be bringing their spiritual home in Edinburgh, The Vaults, to members across the world through a unique live virtual tasting of five specially selected drams and they are offering you the chance to join in via a special membership offer for £89 which will include the £40 five dram 35th Anniversary tasting pack.

     
  • 17th September 2018
    Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Experimental Series No 4
    Introducing Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Experimental Series No 4, a smoky whisky which has been finished in sweet rum casks, expect a mix of campfire smoke and sweet toffee.

     
  • 14th September 2018
    The Balvenie DoubleWood 25 Year Old 25th Anniversary
    The Balvenie DoubleWood 25 Year Old 25th Anniversary Edition is a new limited release to mark 25 years since The Balvenie distillery first released the DoubleWood 12 year old, back in 1993. With around 3,600 bottles available worldwide I don't think this will be on the shelves for long.
     
  • 13th September 2018
    Douglas Laing XOP Platinum Glen Garioch 25 Year Old
    As Douglas Laing continues their year of 70th anniversary celebrations they have unveiled the third of four special XOP Platinum bottlings which they are releasing throughout the year, this time the Glasgow whisky bottler and soon to be maker has released a limited edition Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1993 Vintage single cask, single malt.

     
  • 12th September 2018
    BenRiach Sherry Wood 12 Year Old Returns
    I am sure many of you will be pleased to hear that The BenRiach distillery has announced that the outstanding BenRiach 12 Year Old Sherry Wood is making a return to the distillery's core range.
     
  • 12th September 2018
    Glenmorangie Handmade Wooden Surfboard
    In the latest of its Beyond the Cask creative collaborations, Glenmorangie takes to the waves in partnership with Grain Surfboards of Maine, New England USA – visionary creators of hand-built wooden surfboards.

     
  • 11th September 2018
    The GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old Travel Retail Exclusive
    Here is one which you will have to dust off your passport to get a hold of, The GlenDronach Distillery has unveiled its first ever travel retail exclusive expression, The GlenDronach Forgue 10 Year Old.
     
  • 11th September 2018
    Jameson Cold Brew
    The folks behind Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at the Midleton Distillery near Cork, Ireland have been getting creative once again, this time they have come up with Jameson Cold Brew, an innovative take on the classic combination of Irish whiskey and coffee.
     
  • 10th September 2018
    Whyte & Mackay Unveil Tamnavulin & Fettercairn In Travel Retail
    Glasgow based whisky maker and blender Whyte & Mackay are set to present two of their major new malt whisky collections, from Tamnavulin and Fettercairn, at this year’s TFWA Tax Free World Exhibition in Cannes, including the new travel retail exclusive Tamnavulin Tempranillo.
     
  • 7th September 2018
    The North British Distillery Appoints New Board Member
    In Whisky Business news The North British Distillery in Gorgie, Edinburgh has announced the appointment of Pamela Scott to the company’s board of directors. Pamela takes on this responsibility alongside her role as Global Operations Excellence Director - Strategy and Standards at Diageo.
     
  • 6th September 2018
    The GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival Returns
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    he GlenDronach fans amongst you will be pleased to hear that the distillery has announced that the once revered rich sherry cask matured GlenDronach 15 Year Old Revival is making a return.
     
  • 5th September 2018
    Big Peat Christmas 2018
    Just as summer is drawing to a close once again those festive folks at Douglas Laing today unveiled the latest instalment of their Big Peat Christmas Series of deliciously peaty Islay blended malts, the Big Peat Christmas 2018 Cask Strength Limited Edition which is the 8th annual release.
     
  • 4th September 2018
    BenRiach 1998 Cask No 10299 120th Anniversary Bottling
    BenRiach Distillery is marking its 120th anniversary with a commemorative cask selected from Warehouse 13, the oldest dunnage warehouse at the heart of the distillery. BenRiach Marsala Hogshead Cask No.10299 has been bottled at cask strength and will be available exclusively from the distillery shop.
     
  • 3rd September 2018
    Benromach Cask No 1 To Be Sold In Aid Of Charitable Causes
    Benromach
    distillery today announced that they will release Benromach Cask No 1, the first cask that was laid down when the distillery reopened after many years of closure. The cask itself was signed by HRH The Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles, during the distillery’s official reopening ceremony and all profits from the sale will be donated to charitable causes.
     
  • 29th August 2018
    Douglas Laing Clutha Distillery To Open Autumn 2019
    Douglas Laing this week unveiled that its new Glasgow distillery project in the heart of the city, on the banks of the River Clyde, will be named the ‘Clutha Distillery’ and it is set to produce a sherried single malt whisky.
     
  • 29th August 2018
    Douglas Laing Private Stock Ledaig 21 Year Old Web Exclusive
    Douglas Laing, the Glasgow based family owned and run Scotch whisky bottler and soon to be producer when their Clutha Distillery in Glasgow opens, today announced the forthcoming release of 'Douglas Laing Private Stock', a brand new web exclusive series which will launch this Friday with a Ledaig 21 Year Old single cask whisky.

     
  • 28th August 2018
    Scotch Malt Whisky Society 35th Anniversary Party In Edinburgh
    On Saturday 8th September, to celebrate its 35th Anniversary, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are throwing open the gates to the normally private Queen Street Gardens. The festivities start at 12pm until 5pm and include food, drink and music, tickets are available from The SMWS website, I suspect that these will not be available long so don't hang around if you want to attend.
     
  • 27th August 2018
    G & M Celebrates Connoisseurs Choice 50th Anniversary
    Gordon & MacPhail marks 50th anniversary of the Connoisseurs Choice range with a series of single malts aged 30 years and above.

     
  • 23rd August 2018
    The Glenallachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 1 Review
    The Glenallachie 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 1 was matured in a combination of American oak, Pedro Ximinez, Oloroso and virgin oak casks, a honey coated mix of apple, orange and raisin leads, followed closely by some vanilla toffee, cocoa and a little vibrant fresh oak spice.
     
  • 23rd August 2018
    The Glenallachie 12 Year Old Review
    The Glenallachie 12 Year Old is described by Walker as 'the heart of our range', matured in a combination ex-American Bourbon Oak, Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso casks, a nice clean lightly sherried Glenallachie, certainly an easy drinker for everyday dramming.
     
  • 23rd August 2018
    The Glenallachie 18 Year Old Review
    The Glenallachie 18 Year Old is said to exemplify the signature style of The Glenallachie, a combination of rich and robust spirit, matured in a combination Pedro Ximinez, Oloroso and American oak casks. The nose somewhat conceals the pleasure to come in the mouth, a delicious fruit, honey and almond mix complemented by the 18 years of oak influence on the spirit.
     
  • 23rd August 2018
    The Glenallachie 25 Year Old Review
    The Glenallachie 25 Year Old sits at the top of the recently launched core range from the Speyside distillery. A deliciously stunning example of Glenallachie, from nose to finish this does not let you down and bottling at 48% ABV has also clearly added to the pleasure.
     
  • 17th August 2018
    Help Support Scottish Association for Mental Health
    Two Scottish control systems companies, Elite Control Systems and Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd of Livingston, Scotland who normally provide systems integration and engineering support services and who recently provided a fully operational process control system for the new Macallan distillery have teamed up to help raise at least £1,000 for the Scottish Association for Mental Health to support its ongoing efforts to provide critical mental health support services, and reduce the rising rate of suicide. They are close to raising their target figure but need just a little more help.
     
  • 17th August 2018
    Distell Limited Release Malt Collection 2018
    Distell, owner of Bunnahabhain, Deanston and Tobermory/Ledaig distilleries has unveiled its first annual limited release Distell Malt Collection, and this first batch of annual releases will feature two unique expressions each from Bunnahabhain and Ledaig and one each from Deanston and Tobermory.
     
  • 17th August 2018
    Aberfeldy 16 & 21 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Travel Exclusive
    Aberfeldy has unveiled two new travel retail exclusive expressions, Aberfeldy 16 Year Old and Aberfeldy 21 Year Old both of which have been finished in Madeira casks.
     
  • 17th August 2018
    Compass Box Reveals Winner Of The Circle Bartender Competition
    Compass Box has revealed Rosey Mitchell as the winner of The Circle bartender competition, Rosey will now go on to collaborate with Compass Box in the creation of a new Compass Box Limited Edition Blend.

     
  • 17th August 2018
    Stefanie Anderson Named Talisker Race to Skye Champion 2018
    Following a tough fought competition over two days, Stefanie Anderson of Bon Vivant, Edinburgh has been crowned Talisker Race to Skye Champion 2018.

     
  • 16th August 2018
    Old Pulteney New Core Range
    Old Pulteney this week unveiled their new look core range which is made up of three new single malt whiskies plus one old favourite. The new core range line-up now consists of Old Pulteney 12 Year Old, Huddart, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old sitting at the top of the range.
     
  • 10th August 2018
    The Woodsman Scotch Blended Whisky From Whyte & Mackay
    The innovative folks at the Glasgow based whisky maker and blender Whyte & Mackay have been busy once again, last night they launched a new Scotch blended whisky called The Woodsman, described as a new modern Scotch blended whisky which gives traditional blended whisky flavours the chop.

     
  • 8th August 2018
    Chivas Teams Up With Manchester United
    Chivas has announced that they have teamed up with one of the world's biggest football clubs, Manchester United, in a three-year global partnership. The partnership will be revealed to Manchester United fans this Friday 10th August in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season. But you can view a video taster here.
     
  • 6th August 2018
    Fettercairn Relaunches With Four New Single Malts
    Fettercairn Distillery owners Whyte & Mackay has announced that they are relaunching the Fettercairn single malt with the release of four new single malt whiskies, Fettercairn 12 Year Old, followed by quite a step up in years to the Fettercairn 28 Year Old; then the Fettercairn 40 Year Old and sitting at the top of the new range is the Fettercairn 50 Year Old.
     
  • 3rd August 2018
    Whyte & Mackay Roaring Review Booth At Edinburgh Fringe
    If you will be lucky enough to be in Edinburgh this month during the Fringe Festival and you fancy yourself as a critic then pop along to the Whyte & Mackay Roaring Review Booth – a pop up build in Underbelly Bristo Square where festival goers can share their honest Fringe reviews on camera for a chance to win prizes throughout August.
     
  • 3rd August 2018
    Scotch Whisky Tourism Best Year Ever
    The 2017 annual survey compiled by the Scotch Whisky Association has revealed that Scotch Whisky tourism saw record numbers of visitors in 2017, with 1.9million visits to Scotch Whisky distilleries from tourists from all over the world as well as from across the UK.
     
  • 3rd August 2018
    InchDairnie Plans For Next Five Years Of Wine Cask Seasoning
    Earlier this week the InchDairnie Distillery in Fife received a visit from Spanish cooperage Toneleria J.L. Rodriguez, the purpose of the visit was to inspect the quality of their Andalusian wine casks that were recently imported to the distillery from southern Spain and to agree plans for the next five years of cask production and seasoning.
     
  • 2nd August 2018
    New Mortlach Whisky Range Launched Again
    Mortlach has launched a new whisky range comprising of a 12, 16 and 20 year old expression after whisky drinkers had turned their back on the previous range which had been bottled in 50cl bottles and whisky drinkers had considered overpriced. The new Mortlach range will be presented in 70cl bottles and at least for the 12 and 16 year old at an accessible price for most.

     
  • 2nd August 2018
    Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition 2
    Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition 2 is the second and concluding edition of a two part series of cask strength Island region blended malts from Douglas Laing & Co. Edition 2 has taken a while in coming as the first edition was released over two years ago but hopefully it is a case of good things are worth waiting on.
     
  • 1st August 2018
    Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen
    Johnnie Walker has just unveiled the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen special edition, which is the second bottling in its Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare series of special editions crafted using "Ghost" whiskies and other "Rare" whiskies from the Johnnie Walker Blue Label reserves.
     

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