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Whisky News Archive 2011


Welcome to Whisky News archive 2011 where you can browse through old whisky news articles, reviews and more.

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  • 21st December 2011
    New BenRiach Solstice 17 Year Old
    Today December 22nd, on the winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, BenRiach have announced the launch of its BenRiach Solstice 17 year old 2nd Edition.
     
  • 21st December 2011
    The 2012 Marriott Burns Night Ball
    The 2012 Marriott Burns Night Ball with Capital FM in aid of Help a Capital Child. Join the star-studded Marriott Burns Night in aid of Help a Capital Child on Thursday 26th January.

     
  • 21st December 2011
    Whisky Amateur Dramatics Fun
    Whisky Stramash, which takes place for the first time at Edinburgh’s Surgeons’ Hall in May 2012 are searching for aspirant actors and actresses to act in a ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery, as part of this exciting new event which is set to stir the whisky industry.
     
  • 21st December 2011
    BenRiach In High Spirits
    BenRiach distillery reached another fantastic milestone this week – for the first time since it changed ownership in 2004, the distillery has managed to fill 10,000 casks of single malt whisky in one year.
     
  • 19th December 2011
    Rare Glenfiddich Whisky Fetches £46,850
    Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55 year old, one of the rarest single malt Scotch whiskies ever distilled by Glenfiddich set records last week as the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at auction when it reached £46,850.
     
  • 15th December 2011
    David Blackmore Whisky Ambassador Of The Year
    Whisky Magazine has selected Glenmorangie Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore as the 2012 Scotch Whisky Ambassador of The Year, in this year’s Icons of Whisky America awards.
     
  • 12th December 2011
    Appy Christmas For Whisky Bible Lovers
    Many whisky drinkers will be happy to hear that Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2012 is now available as an App on Android and Apple ITunes.
     
  • 8th December 2011
    Talisker Gets A New Look
    The packaging for Talisker single malt whisky has been given a new look with powerful maritime photography on the new outer cartons and more prominent maps of Skye on both cartons and bottle labels.
     
  • 7th December 2011
    BenRiach & GlenDronach Award Winning Year
    As 2011 draws to a close, the BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd - owners of both BenRiach and GlenDronach whisky has been looking back on its most successful year ever.
     
  • 6th December 2011
    Free Travel On London Transport New Years Eve
    In a bid to encourage party goers to get home safely this festive season, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton today launched Diageo’s Responsible Drinking campaign and sponsorship of free travel on London Tubes, buses, trams and some trains this New Year’s Eve.
     
  • 2nd December 2011
    New Chairman For Scotch Whisky Association
    Scotch Whisky exports hit a record high as the Scotch Whisky Association unveiled Ian Curle, chief executive of The Edrington Group, as its new chairman.
     
  • 1st December 2011
    GlenDronach Latest Single Cask Bottlings
    The BenRiach Distillery Company today released the the fifth batch of GlenDronach single casks bottlings from its GlenDronach Distillery.
     
  • 1st December 2011
    Royal Seal Of Approval For Cambus Cooperage
    His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, officially opened the first new cooperage to be built in Scotland for decades. The £10million Cambus Cooperage brings ancient craft into 21st Century.

     
  • 1st December 2011
    Johnnie Walker Blue Label & Porsche Design Studio
    Johnnie Walker Blue Label has joined with Porsche Design Studio, one of world’s best known and exclusive design houses, to create the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Collection by Porsche Design Studio, a range of exceptional gifts for men.
     
  • 1st December 2011
    Chivas Regal Launches Heraldic Limited Edition Tin
    Chivas Regal is continuing its association with contemporary design by teaming up with award-winning New York illustrator, Dan Funderburgh, to launch a limited edition gift tin for its 12 Year Old expression.
     
  • 1st December 2011
    British Soldiers To Celebrate Chivas Regal
    British soldiers to celebrate with Chivas Regal Scotch whisky on epic polar journey. With two bottles of Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Scotch whisky in tow, six brave army veterans will cover 900 miles, 10,000 feet and subzero temperatures over a gruelling 70 days, in a race to the South Pole.

     
  • 1st December 2011
    Cooley Launch New Range Of Poitín
    Cooley Distillery has launched a new range of Poitín products to showcase the traditional Spirit of Ireland.
     
  • 1st December 2011
    Dalmore Releases 1995 Vintage
    Dalmore Distillery has released a 1995 vintage whisky that will be exclusively available at The Whisky Shop.
     
  • 30th November 2011
    Glenfarclas An Independent Distillery
    Glenfarclas – An Independent Distillery by Ian Buxton is a biography of the family owned distillery which has been commissioned as part of the Glenfarclas distillery’s 175th Anniversary celebrations.
    28th November 2011
     
  • Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve
    Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Special Reserve is being launched in the UK. This latest addition to the Tullamore range in the UK will provide a premium offering to complement the very popular original Tullamore Dew blend.
     
  • 28th November 2011
    Return Of Jura Writers Retreat Programme
    Jura whisky has revived Writers’ Retreat, which celebrates the island’s storytelling heritage by inviting eminent authors to spend time on Jura and write a short story inspired by the island featuring a character and genre for which they are most famous.
     
  • 28th November 2011
    Drambuie 15 Takes To The Skies With BA
    Drambuie 15, the premium aged whisky liqueur from the iconic Scottish brand, is to be offered onboard all British Airway’s routes from December.
     
  • 28th November 2011
    Drambuie A Taste Of The Extraordinary
    Drambuie reveals its exciting new global marketing campaign: A Taste Of The Extraordinary.
     
  • 24th November 2011
    BenRiach Gets Visit From Enterprise Minister
    Benriach welcomes Scottish government Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing to Newbridge Bond and HQ.

     
  • 23rd November 2011
    Gavin Hewitt Takes On New Role
    Gavin Hewitt, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, has been elected President of the European Spirits Organisation.

     
  • 22nd November 2011
    Free Entry To Glengoyne Distillery
    Glengoyne Distillery is offering free entry to the Glengoyne Tour, including a dram of 10 Years Old Single Malt, to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day.

     
  • 22nd November 2011
    Bowmore Tweed Savile Row Experience
    Are you looking for the ultimate luxury Christmas gift for the Single Malt whisky-drinking gentleman? Bowmore, has collaborated with Savile Row tailor Malcolm Plews and the Islay Woollen Mill to create the first ever Bowmore Tweed fabric.
     
  • 22nd November 2011
    Auchentoshan Three Wood Best In Class
    Auchentoshan Three Wood
    has been awarded Best in Class Trophy for Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 years & under at the prestigious Cathay Pacific Hong Kong IWSC Awards.
     
  • 22nd November 2011
    Passport Scotch Whisky Flying High
    Born in the 1960s, the ever-innovative Passport Scotch has broken new ground with the announcement of one million nine litre case sales globally.
     
  • 22nd November 2011
    Top Honours For Glenmorangie At IWSC Awards
    The Glenmorangie Company was the toast of the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) this week after picking up the best UK Spirits Producer award
     
  • 21st November 2011
    Aldi Glenbridge 40 Year Old Whisky For Under £50
    Aldi launches Limited Edition 40 year old Speyside single malt whisky for under £50!

     
  • 18th November 2011
    Glengoyne Unites The Auld Enemy
    Glengoyne is to host a new sporting dinner in Edinburgh. The Glengoyne Auld Enemy Dinner has been brought to fruition by several Scottish and English rugby internationalists from across the decades, joining forces to raise money for Help for Heroes and The Bill McLaren Foundation.
     
  • 18th November 2011
    Compass Box The Last Vatted Grain
    The Compass Box Last Vatted Grain whisky is a very rare, small quantity, limited edition in homage to the Vatted Grain category which from midnight on 22nd November 2011 will become illegal.
     
  • 17th November 2011
    The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1980
    The Glenlivet continues to inspire with the launch of the latest addition to its acclaimed Cellar Collection range of limited and unique vintage batches The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1980.

     
  • 17th November 2011
    Jura Elixir The Ultimate Water of Life
    Jura distillery has today launched Jura Elixir 12 year old, a new addition to its core range of whiskies.
     
  • 17th November 2011
    Cooley Makes It 4 In A Row
    Cooley Distillery, the  Independent Irish whiskey distiller named European Spirits Producer of the Year for the fourth year in a row at the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s.
     
  • 17th November 2011
    Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
    The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest rowing race, was launched this month when nine of the crews assembled at London’s historic St Katharine Docks.
     
  • 16th November 2011
    The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 2, 3 & 4
    Hand-bottled at The Balvenie Distillery in Speyside, The Balvenie Tun 1401 is a highly sought after single malt previously only available at The Balvenie Distillery.
     
  • 14th November 2011
    Highland Park Drakkar
    The Viking heritage of the Orkney Islands has inspired Highland Park Drakkar which is launched this month exclusively in the airport retail outlets operated by Gebr Heinemann.

     
  • 11th November 2011
    Tullibardine Distillery Sold
    Tullibardine distillery based in Blackford, Perthshire has been sold to the Picard family based at the Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy, France.
     
  • 9th November 2011
    New Look For Old Pulteney
    Old Pulteney has revealed a re-fresh of the design of its full range, at the end of a year that has seen the ‘maritime malt’ awarded some of the whisky industry’s highest accolades.
     
  • 9th November 2011
    The Balvenie Forty The Balvenies Rarest Whisky
    The Balvenie Forty is an extremely rare expression created by Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart. This unique expression is the result of the marriage of some of Balvenie's rarest whiskies.

     
  • 8th November 2011
    Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind 2011
    Following a particularly closely fought competition, David Sinclair of The Bar at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland has emerged victorious at this year’s Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind 2011.

     
  • 4th November 2011
    Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
    Talisker whisky have announced that they will sponsor the Atlantic Challenge, which starts next month, it is considered the world’s toughest rowing race.
     
  • 3rd November 2011
    Compass Box The Last Vatted Malt
    New laws on Scotch whisky will come into force from Wednesday 23rd November 2011 and to mark the occasion, Compass Box will release a special limited edition bottling, Compass Box the Last Vatted Malt.
     
  • 2nd November 2011
    Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 15 Year Old
    Glenmorangie launch extra matured Nectar D’Òr 15 year old. Previously aged 12 years, Glenmorangie has extended the maturation period of its popular Nectar D’Òr single malt whisky by an extra three years.

     
  • 1st November 2011
    Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel
    Jameson, the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, has announced an upscale extension to its popular award-winning Select Reserve range in the US, with the launch of Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel.
     
  • 1st November 2011
    Minimum Pricing Ineffective And Illegal
    A minimum unit price for alcohol set out in today’s Scottish Government Bill is unlikely to reduce alcohol misuse, is probably illegal and threatens one of Scotland’s key industries the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said today.
     
  • 27th October 2011
    Bowmore Tempest Batch 3
    Bowmore have launched the Bowmore Tempest Batch 3. This third batch just like the two that came before it is non chill-filtered and has been aged for 10 years in first-fill bourbon casks.
     
  • 26th October 2011
    Ballantine’s Christmas Blend
    Ballantine’s, the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe, will once again be supporting the festive trading period this year with its seasonal expression, Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve.
     
  • 26th October 2011
    Chivas Takes You On A Journey Of Friendship
    Everyone has a good story to tell about friendship. For those of you who can’t imagine life without friends, Academy Award winning short filmmaker, Joachim Back and Chivas Regal luxury Scotch whisky have released two cinematic films about real friends.
     
  • 25th October 2011
    Auchentoshan Switch UK Winner
    Last night, Martin Ball from Corridor, Manchester, was selected from 18 of our most creative bartenders to represent the UK in The Auchentoshan Switch programme – a transatlantic mixology competition like no other.
     
  • 24th October 2011
    Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Whisky Is Best In Class
    Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky is today sitting on top of the world after winning one of the whisky industry’s highest accolades, World Whisky of the Year, in Jim Murray’s 2012 Whisky Bible Awards. This is their reaction to the award.
     
  • 24thOctober 2011
    Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX Best No Age Statement
    Jim Murray names Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX as his Best Single Malt Scotch No Age Statement (Multiple Casks) - for 2012.
     
  • 24th October 2011
    Whisky Bible 2012 Award Winners
    Old Pulteney 21 year old has won the coveted title of World Whisky of the Year in the 2012 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

     
  • 21st October 2011
    New Glengoyne Shop & Visitor Centre Upgrade
    Glengoyne Distillery is celebrating the launch of a brand new shop and visitor centre upgrade on the back of its most successful summer season ever.
     
  • 20th October 2011
    Bowmore Unveils Islay Taste Map
    In a bold move to support the Islay whisky category as a whole Bowmore unveils Islay Taste Map with Martine Nouet, the ultimate companion and guide to Islay Single Malt whiskies.
     
  • 13th October 2011
    Auchentoshan Switch UK Finalists
    Auchentoshan reveals Top 20 UK finalists of the Auchentoshan Switch the transatlantic mixology programme like no other.

     
  • 13th October 2011
    Lutwyche Luxury Tailor Partners With The Dalmore
    Lutwyche the luxury tailor are launching its first luxury men’s shoe in partnership with The Dalmore.
    The Dalmore brogue is the product of an innovative collaboration with luxury single malt The Dalmore.
     
  • 11th October 2011
    BenRiach & GlenDronach New Single Cask Bottlings
    The BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd. have announced two single casks UK EXCLUSIVE bottlings – one from BenRiach and the other from its sister distillery at GlenDronach, both distilled in 1995 and matured in Pedro Ximinez sherry puncheons.
     
  • 7th October 2011
    GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament
    GlenDronach adds new 21 year old Parliament to core range. Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry casks, the “Parliament” both complements the distillery’s core range and continues the great GlenDronach tradition of offering fruit-laden intensity in its single malts.

     
  • 6th October 2011
    Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength
    Arran have just released a magnificent new addition to their core range of single malt whisky, The Arran 12 year old Cask Strength Edition.
     
  • 6th October 2011
    Arran Machrie Moor Second Edition
    The Second Edition of Machrie Moor the Peated Arran Malt is finally here. This is a fantastic expression of Arran with an interesting peaty twist.
     
  • 5th October 2011
    Old Pulteney Row To The Pole Limited Edition
    Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky has today unveiled a limited edition commemorative bottle to celebrate one of the World’s last great firsts in maritime endurance - the Old Pulteney Row to the Pole expedition.

     
  • 5th October 2011
    Glengoyne Distiller's Gold 15 Year Old
    Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd has launched a new travel retail exclusive bottling Glengoyne Distiller’s Gold 15 Year Old.
     
  • 3rd October 2011
    Focus On Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey
    With the growing interest in Irish Single Pot Still whiskey we take a look at this unique Irish style of whiskey and review what Ireland has to offer. including:


    Powers John's Lane
    Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
    Green Spot
    Redbreast 12 Year Old
    Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength
     
  • 30th September 2011
    The Dalmore Unveils Unique Visitor Experience
    The Dalmore Distillery has today officially opened the doors to its brand new Dalmore Visitor Experience, following a £1million refurbishment.
     
  • 29th September 2011
    BenRiach Sponsorship Helps Scottish Actors
    BenRiach sponsorship helps Scottish actors become British Champions.
    Falkirk's Tryst Theatre were crowned the best in the UK at the culmination of a nationwide drama festival involving over one thousand theatre groups.
     
  • 22nd September 2011
    Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength
    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is adding to its collection of Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton this weekend at Whisky Live Paris, with the launch of Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength.
     
  • 19th September 2011
    The Black Grouse Alpha Edition
    The Famous Grouse has today unveiled The Black Grouse Alpha Edition, a new blended Scotch whisky. It is a richer, smokier expression of the award winning Scotch whisky The Black Grouse.
     
  • 19th September 2011
    Dalmore The Worlds Most Expensive Whisky
    The most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold in retail has been revealed by Whyte & Mackay. The last bottle of The Dalmore 62 was sold at Changi Airport in Singapore for £125,000.
     
  • 16th September 2011
    Irish Distillers Launch New Website
    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard today launched an informative website to support its growing and increasingly popular portfolio of Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys.
     
  • 16th September 2011
    Bowmore Great Outdoors’ Photography Workshops
    For those who want to fine-tune their outdoor photography skills this autumn, Bowmore is collaborating with renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior to host a series of complimentary Bowmore ‘Great Outdoors’ Photography Workshop.
     
  • 16th September 2011
    Drambuie Sales Hit By Greek Crisis
    Globally, Drambuie case volumes have risen for a second year in succession by 1%. This is despite challenging trading conditions in the traditional markets including Greece, Drambuie’s third largest market.
     
  • 15th September 2011
    Port Charlotte PC9
    You probably expected the Port Charlotte PC9 last year and now thought that there wasn't going to be a PC9 bottling, well here it is the last release before next year’s full-release Port Charlotte 10 year old.
     
  • 15th September 2011
    Bruichladdich The 10 Year Struggle
    Over the past 10 years Bruichladdich has seen a few unusual events - WMD, the CIA, Ugly Betty, Flying Health & Safety Inspectors, Yellow Submarines and Perilous Whisky to name a few. 10 years on the distillery has been brought back from oblivion.
     
  • 15th September 2011
    The Laddie 10
    The Laddie 10 is without doubt the most important release in Bruichladdich's history, and very much a landmark for the distillery and the Bruichladdich team.
     
  • 15th September 2011
    Bruichladdich Ancien Regime & Renaissance
    Two new bottlings from Bruichladdich to mark the acquisition and re-birth of the Bruichladdich distillery.
     
  • 14th September 2011
    BenRiach Appoints New Regional Sales Manager
    The BenRiach Distillery Company has appointed Douglas Cook as Regional Sales Manager, it announced yesterday.
     
  • 12th September 2011
    Diageo 2011 Special Releases Revealed
    Diageo have announced there
    new 2011 Special Releases Series, a series which has always aimed to intrigue, delight and sometimes surprise whisky connoisseurs and collectors.
     
  • 12th September 2011
    Scotch Whisky Exports Soar
    Scotch Whisky exports have grown strongly, defying global economic uncertainty, in the first six months of 2011 with the value of exports up 22%.
     
  • 8th September 2011
    Kilbeggan Distillery Welcomes its 1 Millionth Visitor
    The Kilbeggan Distillery welcomed its 1 millionth visitor through its 254 year old gates today, September 8th 2011. To celebrate this milestone, a cask was filled with Kilbeggan Malt with the 1 Millionth visitor, Mr. Erwin Hennefarth from Germany today.
     
  • 8th September 2011
    Glenmorangie’s Bottling Facility Gets Royal Opening
    The Glenmorangie Company’s new state-of-the-art bottling facility was officially opened by His Royal Highness on Wednesday 7 September 2011.
     
  • 7th September 2011
    Glenfarclas Welcomes Royal Visitor
    To mark the 175th anniversary of the Glenfarclas distillery, the family owned distiller received a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of York.
     
  • 5th September 2011
    Century Old Whisky Wins Innovation Award
    Whyte & Mackay has won the Whisky Magazine’s Innovator of the Year Award for its recreation of a 100 year old whisky left under the Antarctic ice by famous explorer Ernest Shackleton.
     
  • 2nd September 2011
    An Evening on Islay with Bowmore - GLASGOW
    Join Bowmore in Glasgow for ‘an evening on Islay’ and experience four different bottlings of their legendary Single Malt. Embark on a journey exploring Bowmore's island home as well as their whiskies, with exquisite food matches served tapas style.
     
  • 1st September 2011
    Ardbeg Alligator Released Today
    Ardbeg Alligator "the whisky with bite" went on general release today, snap it up while you can.
     
  • 31st August 2011
    GlenDronach To Supply Donald Trump Golf Course
    GlenDronach Distillery has been selected by Donald Trump to supply the commemorative 25 year old single malt that will mark the opening next summer of his £750 million golf complex on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
     
  • 26th August 2011
    Old Pulteney Row To The Pole Success
    British ‘Old Pulteney Row to the Pole’ expedition successfully navigates hazardous 450 mile Arctic route to the magnetic North Pole.

     
  • 25th August 2011
    BenRiach 1978 Firkin Cask
    BenRiach Distillery has announced its most exclusive bottling ever, the BenRiach 1978 Firkin Cask. Only forty bottles of this exquisite 32 year old single malt will be available, making this an ultra-rare BenRiach expression.
     
  • 25th August 2011
    The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive Bottling
    The Dalmore, has launched The Dalmore Distillery Exclusive. An Exclusive limited edition bottling which will only be available for sale in the Distillery Shop and is set to be very popular amongst loyal customers of the brand.

     
  • 24th August 2011
    BenRiach & GlenDronach New Single Cask Bottlings
    BenRiach and GlenDronach have issued new batches of limited release single cask bottlings. As with previous batches, each vintage is hand-numbered and bottled at cask strength, at natural colour and non-chill-filtered.
     
  • 23rd August 2011
    Wemyss Malts The Hive
    Boutique whisky company Wemyss Malts has announced the launch of a new 12 year old blended malt Scotch whisky called "The Hive".
     
  • 22nd August 2011
    Bowmore Ben Nevis challenge - The result
    Disabled teams defy difficult terrain and appalling weather to meet the 2011 Bowmore Ben Nevis Challenge to support Capability Scotland.

     
  • 22nd August 2011
    New Cutty Sark Profile To Be Revealed
    New Cutty Sark owners The Edrington Group have revealed the new Cutty Sark logo ahead of the launch of a new deluxe range including aged blends of Cutty Sark and full packaging update.
     
  • 22nd August 2011
    Naked Grouse Revealed In Travel Retail
    The Naked Grouse, the latest addition to The Famous Grouse family, will be revealed for the first time in global travel retail.
     
  • 19th August 2011
    Catto’s Launch Limited Edition 25 Year Old
    One of the first Scotch whisky blends, Catto’s have announced the launch of a special commemorative edition of their 25 year old blend to celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary.
     
  • 17th August 2011
    Jura Caskaway - Your Own Cask Of Jura Whisky
    Jura has today launched ‘Caskaway’, an online promotion providing fans of the single malt with a unique opportunity to own their very own cask from the Jura distillery, worth £10,000, at a fraction of the cost.
     
  • 15th August 2011
    The Famous Grouse Celebration Decanter
    The Famous Grouse is celebrating 30 years as Scotland’s favourite whisky with the launch of The Famous Grouse Celebration decanter.

     
  • 15th August 2011
    Glenfiddich Raises Glass To Scotland's Oldest Lady
    On Saturday, Scotland’s oldest lady, Janet Roberts, celebrated her 110th birthday in the company of family and friends. Janet is the last surviving grand-daughter of William Grant.
     
  • 12th August 2011
    Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2011
    The programme has been announced for this year’s Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival, and tickets have gone on sale.
     
  • 8th August 2011
    Grants Whisky In A Can
    Grant’s has announced the launch of its first ever Ready to Drink product. Cans of Grant’s Scotch Whisky and Cola will be on shelves from August.
     
  • 2nd August 2011
    Inter Bev Enjoy IWSC Medal Success
    International Beverage Holdings are celebrating an extraordinary haul of honours in the 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
     
  • 29th July 2011
    Glenmorangie Best Of The Best
    Glenmorangie is toasting a record run of gold medals at the 2011 International Wines and Spirits Competition.
     
  • 29th July 2011
    BenRiach Gets A Double At The IWSC
    The BenRiach Distillery Company, owners of GlenDronach and BenRiach, has won an amazing two product trophies at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition – both for its BenRiach 12 year old sherry matured single malt Scotch whisky.
     
  • 29th July 2011
    Cooley Continues IWSC Gold Run
    Cooley Distillery, the multi-award winning Irish whiskey distiller, continued its phenomenal success at the International Wine & Spirits Competition by claiming a further 8 IWSC Gold medals in London this week.
     
  • 26th July 2011
    Scotch Whisky Protected In Turkey
    Scotch Whisky has become the first foreign product to be registered and protected as a geographical indication of origin (GI) in Turkey.
     
  • 22nd July 2011
    anCnoc Develop Visual Art Campaign
    anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky have revealed an extension of its brand campaign focusing on the visual arts, to provide a contemporary experience of whisky for modern day drinkers.
     
  • 22nd July 2011
    First Drinks Launches Market Report 2011
    First Drinks, leading supplier of premium spirits in the UK, has launched the inaugural First Drinks Market Report 2011 which takes an in-depth look at the UK spirits and Champagne categories.
     
  • 20th July 2011
    Highland Park Earl Haakon
    Highland Park Earl Haakon is the final edition in the Magnus Series. With only 3300 bottles available worldwide, this third edition is set to sell out in record time and build on the success of both Earl Magnus and Saint Magnus.
     
  • 20th July 2011
    George T Stagg Top Spirit in the World 2011
    F. Paul Pacult has named American Bourbon George T Stagg as the top spirit in the world, a title which has been long held by Highland Park 18 year old.
     
  • 19th July 2011
    Glenfarclas 40 Named Best Malt Whisky in Australia
    Glenfarclas 40 Years Old was the highest scoring whisky in the recent Malt Whisky Society of Australia whisky awards. Coming top out of the 40 single malts entered in the competition, Glenfarclas 40 Year Old received a Gold Medal, and has been named Best Malt Whisky available in Australia.
     
  • 18th July 2011
    Canadian Distiller Turns To The Sun For Profit
    Canadian whisky distiller Hiram Walker is turning the roofs at its Ontario whisky-aging warehouse complex into one of the world's biggest solar power installations.
     
  • 15th July 2011
    Auchentoshan 1999 Bordeaux Cask Matured
    Auchentoshan, the only triple distilled Single Malt, has launched a very special limited edition in the Auchentoshan 1999 Bordeaux Cask Matured – a cask strength, non-chill filtered dram for the finest of festivities.
     
  • 15th July 2011
    Auchentoshan Unveils The Valinch
    Auchentoshan Valinch is an annual small batch release of the award winning Auchentoshan Classic expression bottled at cask strength and non-chill filtered. Following the initial launch, 2,000 cases was launched globally and will be released annually for Father’s Day.
     
  • 14th July 2011
    Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind Competition
    Glenfiddich has announced the start of this year’s Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition.
     
  • 14th July 2011
    Glengoyne Afternoon Tea At Cameron House
    Cameron House on Loch Lomond has partnered with nearby Glengoyne Distillery to offer a new Whisky Afternoon Tea which is designed to appeal to men.
     
  • 14th July 2011
    The Auchentoshan Switch
    Calling all bartenders, be part of the Auchentoshan Switch a mixology programme like no other - the prize is not money nor a trophy but instead a 14 day switch across the Atlantic.
     
  • 12th July 2011
    Glengoyne Boosts Green Credentials
    Glengoyne will become the exclusive whisky partner of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in time for the official opening of a brand new wetlands area onsite at the Distillery, which will help with processing distillery waste and make the area a haven for wildlife.
     
  • 9th July 2011
    Grants Whisky Becomes World Number Three
    Grant’s the oldest family owned Scotch whisky has turned a new chapter in its 124 year success story as it takes to the podium of standard Scotch whiskies, becoming the world’s number three in retail value.
     
  • 7th July 2011
    Whisky Tourism Gives Economy Massive Boost
    Scotch Whisky distilleries and visitor centres give a much-needed boost to the economy, the job market and bring growing numbers of international tourists to Scotland, according to a survey published today.
     
  • 5th July 2011
    Douglas Laing's Charity Gurkha Bottling
    Douglas Laing have launched a Single Cask bottling of their finest Old Malt Cask to commemorate Scotland’s long association with the Gurkhas – Nepal’s legendary fighting men. The Gurkha Old Malt Cask Charity bottling is a single cask bottling which was distilled at the Allt-A-Bhainne distillery and aged for 20 years.
     
  • 1st July 2011
    Diageo Plans For Speyside Whisky Growth
    Speyside is to be the focus of new proposals by Diageo to grow its Scotch whisky production capacity.
     
  • 1st July 2011
    Groundbreaking Trade Deal With Korea
    Scotch Whisky is expected to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of a new groundbreaking trade deal with Korea, the deal eliminates Korea’s 20% import tariff on spirits.
     
  • 29th June 2011
    Ian Macleod Buys Tamdhu Distillery
    Ian Macleod Distillers, the independent, family-owned distiller, blender and bottler has purchased Tamdhu distillery in Speyside from the Edrington Group.
     
  • 29th June 2011
    A Look Through The Doors Of Port Ellen Maltings
    A new film admitting us through the door of Port Ellen Maltings where the operators themselves explain how they make the malt that makes some of the world’s most famous Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
     
  • 28th June 2011
    Highland Park 18 Enters Hall Of Fame
    Highland Park 18 year old has become the first Scotch whisky to be inducted into The Spirit Journal Hall of Fame.
     
  • 22nd June 2011
    Arran Whisky Unleash Sleeping Warrior
    The Arran Malt Sleeping Warrior is a limited edition Scotch Malt Whisky in collaboration with conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland.

     
  • 22nd June 2011
    Royal Salute Supports Duke Of Cambridge Team
    Luxury Scotch whisky Royal Salute is proud to announce its official sponsorship of The Foundation Team headed by the Duke of Cambridge at The Foundation Polo Challenge.
     
  • 21st June 2011
    Phil Parnell Drambuie
    Phil Parnell, executive chairman of the Drambuie Liqueur Company, has died suddenly after a short illness. Phil was the driving force behind the rejuvenation of Drambuie over the last six years.
     
  • 17th June 2011
    Great King Street Artist's Blend
    What if Compass Box were to apply their whisky making principles to a line of Blended Scotches? Well, that is exactly what they have done with their new blended Scotch whisky brand Great King Street and the first expression under this new brand is the Great King Street Artist's Blend.
     
  • 16th June 2011
    Dads & Kids Go FREE At Auchentoshan
    Those looking for a last minute gift for Dad this Father’s Day should look no further than the Auchentoshan Distillery and Visitor Centre, where Dad’s will go absolutely Free on
    Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June.
     
  • 16th June 2011
    Singleton of Glen Ord Asia's Fastest Growing Malt
    The Singleton of Glen Ord, the fastest growing Single Malt in the Asia Pacific region has added to its global prestige and long record of success with a major win in the prestigious Scotch Whisky Masters competition.
     
  • 14th June 2011
    Royal Salute Tribute to Honour
    Royal Salute Tribute To Honour has been created using the most exquisite, precious and scarce whiskies which have been carefully selected from the Royal Salute Vault at Strathisla. Only 21 bottles were created and will be priced at £122,000/$200,000.

     
  • 13th June 2011
    Glenmorangie Offers A Father’s Day To Remember
    Glenmorangie is offering the ultimate Father’s Day gift. The iconic Scottish brand will inscribe the names of 1843 people on the ‘Founders Wall’ of the Glenmorangie Distillery in a tribute to the year of its foundation.
     
  • 13th June 2011
    Duke Of Cambridge And Prince Harry Head-To-Head At Sentebale Polo Cup
    The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry demonstrated polo at its finest yesterday with the Duke’s team coming out on top, in front of a star-studded crowd at The Sentebale Polo Cup sponsored by Royal Salute.
     
  • 9th June 2011
    The Tweeddale Blend
    The Tweeddale Blend is a taste of whisky history and an excellent quality blended whisky which I think may pleasantly surprise many blended whisky drinkers.
     
  • 9th June 2011
    GlenDronach Cask In A Van Belgium Tour 2011
    For the last two years, GlenDronach malt whisky has selected a rare single cask and toured it around Belgium in the back of a van! The tour called "Cask in a Van" has proved so successful that it’s being repeated again later this month.
     
  • 9th June 2011
    Jura Whisky Festival 2011 Highlights
    Fans of Jura whisky can relive the island’s recent two-day whisky festival thanks to the launch of an online tasting session and a festival highlights package, both hosted on the Isle of Jura website.
     
  • 7th June 2011
    Bowmore Celebrates Most Successful Feis Ile Yet
    This May, Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, proved to be the most successful festival to date for Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt whisky. Despite the challenging weather conditions.
     
  • 7th June 2011
    John Walker & Sons Diamond Jubilee Blend
    To mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, John Walker & Sons is to produce an extremely limited edition of 60 crystal decanters of 'Diamond Jubilee Blended Scotch Whisky, a unique blend of whiskies distilled in 1952. These rare editions will be offered, by invitation only, for private sale at £100,000 each.
     
  • 7th June 2011
    Diageo’s Single Malt Whiskies Acclaimed By Leading Whisky Experts
    Diageo’s whiskies Lagavulin, Talisker and The Singleton of Glen Ord have added further polish to their global prestige with major wins in the prestigious Scotch Whisky Masters competition.

     
  • 7th June 2011
    1881 Lagavulin Returns Home
    One of the world’s rarest bottles of Single Malt Scotch Whisky has returned home to Lagavulin Distillery. The bottle of Lagavulin Liqueur 30 year old was distilled in 1881, 130 years ago!
     
  • 3rd June 2011
    Old Pulteney Boat Gets Christened
    Arctic and maritime adventurer Jock Wishart and his crew have today christened their specially designed rowing boat, The Old Pulteney ahead of its pioneering voyage into the unknown.
     
  • 2nd June 2011
    Glengoyne Stillman Raises £1,000 For Charity
    Well done to Glengoyne Distillery Stillman, Duncan McNicoll, who has just walked the famed West Highland Way raising £1,000 for charity.
     
  • 1st June 2011
    Ardbeg Alligator Committee Bottling Released
    Ardbeg Alligator is the latest in a long line of experimental whiskies released by Ardbeg. Today's release is exclusively available to Ardbeg Committee members.
     
  • 26th May 2011
    Macallan MMXI 1824 Collection Limited Release
    The Macallan MMXI Limited Release is the latest and most elegant addition to the exclusive travel retail Macallan 1824 Collection.
     
  • 26th May 2011
    Jura Opens New Distillery Visitor Centre
    Isle of Jura Distillery has marked the first day of this year’s Feis Ile with the opening of a new £100,000 Visitor Centre.
     
  • 26th May 2011
    Johnnie Walker Blue Label Greg Norman
    Diageo launches Johnnie Walker Greg Norman
    a limited edition of only 20,000 bottles available worldwide and is exclusive to travel retail.
     
  • 24th May 2011
    Industry Collaborates on Renewable Energy
    The Scotch Whisky Industry collaborates on renewable energy.
    Construction will begin today on a £60.5 million biomass/feeds combined heat and power plant in Rothes in Speyside, Scotland. It will use Scotch Whisky distillery by-products to generate electricity, produce animal feed and drastically cut carbon emissions.
     
  • 23rd May 2011
    Royal Salute Sponsor Sentebale Polo Cup
    Luxury Scotch whisky Royal Salute has announced its official support as title sponsor of the Sentebale Polo Cup. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest and most vulnerable of Lesotho's people.
     
  • 23rd May 2011
    Drambuie Pursuit Hits the Target
    The high octane The Drambuie Pursuit came to a climatic and successful end last week with all nine teams managing to complete the 24 hour endurance race across the wild terrain of the Scottish Highlands.
     
  • 17th May 2011
    William Grant's Launch Miniature Gift Packs
    With Fathers Day fast approaching William Grants have launched Grants, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie miniature gift packs for whisky gift buyers.
     
  • 16th May 2011
    Diageo Announce Islay Festival 2011 Bottlings
    Two limited edition single-cask bottlings of Lagavulin and Caol Ila Single Malt Scotch Whiskies will be released for the 2011 Islay Festival, Diageo has announced
     
  • 16th May 2011
    Whisky Fans Flock to Jura for Feis Ile
    The population of Jura will almost double on 25th – 26th May when whisky fans descend on the island for the 2011 Feis Ile.
     
  • 12th May 2011
    Bowmore 1982 Limited Edition
    Bowmore 1982 limited edition is the 2nd release in the Bowmore Vintage Series. Following the popularity of the excellent 1981 vintage this 29 year old 1982 vintage is sure to be popular with whisky enthusiasts.
     
  • 12th May 2011
    Auchentoshan 1975 Limited Edition
    Auchentoshan 1975 is an exclusive limited edition Bourbon matured 35 year old whisky, it is the latest addition to Auchentoshan's
    series of superb vintage releases from the late 1970s.

     
  • 10th May 2011
    Bruichladdich Organic Wins Superior Taste Award
    The Organic from Bruichladdich Distillery, has been awarded "exceptional" status by Michelin and Gault Millau rated tasters. The Organic was the only spirit in the Superior Taste Awards 2011 to be given the maximum 3 star Exceptional rating.
     
  • 10th May 2011
    Glenmorangie Pride 1981
    Glenmorangie has unveiled the Glenmorangie Pride 1981, a 28 year old limited edition whisky which was extra-matured in Château d’Yquem Sauternes casks for ten years - the longest period any Glenmorangie whisky has ever undergone extra-maturation.
     
  • 10th May 2011
    Scotch Whisky Association’s AGM Highlights
    The Scotch Whisky Association Annual General Meeting has emphasised the need for the industry to continue to expand overseas, promote responsible alcohol consumption and press for fairer taxation and open trade.
     
  • 9th May 2011
    GlenDronach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Finish
    GlenDronach's reputation for producing innovative, richly-sherried expressions is boosted this month with the launch of its new 15 year old GlenDronach Tawny Port finish.
     
  • 5th May 2011
    Glenfiddich Sponsors MOJO Magazine Honours List
    Glenfiddich has signed a major sponsorship deal with MOJO, the world’s largest music monthly, to be headline sponsor of the MOJO Honours List, the magazine’s annual awards ceremony which celebrates and rewards the greatest names in music.
     
  • 5th May 2011
    New Irish Single Pot Still Whiskeys
    Powers and Midleton have joined Redbreast and Green Spot as brand names in a formidable new portfolio of single pot still Irish whiskeys with the release of the new Powers John’s Lane and Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy single pot still Irish whiskeys.
     
  • 2nd May 2011
    Highland Park Unveils 1978 Vintage
    Highland Park 1978 Vintage is the latest limited edition expression in Highland Parks Vintage Collection range created exclusively for travel retail.
     
  • 28th April 2011
    The Glenlivet Whisky Range Gets A New Look
    The Glenlivet, the world’s No 2 single malt Scotch whisky, has revealed striking new packaging which will be implemented across the Glenlivets core range.
     
  • 18th April 2011
    Diageo Distilleries See Surge In Visitor Numbers
    Whisky tourism has grown rapidly in Scotland over the past two years with Diageo, the country’s leading distillery operator, reporting an increase of almost 20 per cent in visitor numbers.
     
  • 14th April 2011
    Glengoyne 14 Year Old Marks & Spencer Exclusive
    Glengoyne Distillery has expanded its award winning portfolio of whisky with the launch of a new limited edition 14 year old single malt which is exclusive to Marks & Spencer stores.
     
  • 12th April 2011
    Ardbeg Challenge Stockholm 2011
    The Ardbeg Challenge is a world record attempt by Ardbeg who aim to assemble 3000 whisky lovers in Stockholm for the world's largest whisky tasting.
     
  • 7th April 2011
    Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton
    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced plans to underline the rich heritage of Irish whiskey with the launch of a new initiative - Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton, aimed at promoting the provenance and quality of single pot still whiskey.
     
  • 7th April 2011
    Drambuie Pursuit
    NFL Carolina Panther Jeremy Shockey, will face one of the biggest endurance tests of his career, as he competes against nine other international teams in the annual Drambuie Pursuit 2011.
     
  • 6th April 2011
    Irish Distillers Celebrate 4 Double Golds
    Irish Distillers are celebrating the success of its premium Irish whiskey portfolio after achieving four Double Gold and one Gold medal at the renowned San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2011.
     
  • 5th April 2011
    Isle of Skye Backs 2011 Grand National Hope
    Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky is proud to be supporting Silver By Nature, Scotland’s big hope in this Saturdays Grand National and apparently it has a decent chance of winning.
     
  • 5th April 2011
    Shackleton's Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt
    They have done it! The team at Whyte & Mackay have recreated the Mackinlay's whisky which was found in 2007 after it had spent more than 100 years untouched by human hands and encased in Antarctic ice after being left behind by Ernest Shackleton's 1907 South Pole expedition.
     
  • 4th April 2011
    The Balvenie Whisky Academy Opens Its Doors
    After months of planning, filming and editing, The Balvenie are delighted to announce that The Balvenie Whisky Academy is staging its online premiere.
     
  • 4th April 2011
    Independent Distillers Unite To Support Japan
    Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, GlenDronach, GlenGyle (Kilkerran), Kilchoman and Springbank distilleries have united to produce the Spirit Of Unity, a limited edition blend of malt whisky from each of the distilleries produced to raise money for the disaster relief effort in Japan.

     
  • 1st April 2011
    Single Malts Exports Up 18% - Diageo Comments
    David Gates, Diageo’s global category director for Whiskies comments on this weeks Scotch Whisky Association announcement that malt whisky exports are up 18%
    .
     
  • 1st April 2011
    Highland Park Leif Eriksson
    Highland Park Leif Eriksson, a limited edition exclusive to travel retail, was revealed at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.
     
  • 30th March 2011
    Caol Ila Distillers Edition Awarded Best Single Malt
    Caol Ila Distillers Edition has taken the top Single Malt Scotch Whisky honours at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. After three days of judging it was awarded the accolade of Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
     
  • 30th March 2011
    Cooley In San Francisco Gold Rush
    This week Cooley Distillery, continued its phenomenal strike rate on the international circuit by claiming 12 gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
     
  • 30th March 2011
    Scotch Delivers £109 A Second To UK Exports
    2010 was a record year for Scotch Whisky exports, according to new figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association. Scotch delivered £109 a second to UK exports. Exports increased by 10% to £3.45bn in 2010.

     
  • 28th March 2011
    Caol Ila Distillery £3.5 Million Expansion
    Islay's famous whisky industry received a major boost with the announcement that Diageo is to invest £3.5million in expanding and upgrading its Caol Ila distillery.
     
  • 25th March 2011
    Drambuie Surprise Yourself Competition
    Drambuie has joined forces with VisitScotland to promote its new summer campaign which includes an exclusive promotion, giving Drambuie drinkers the chance to surprise 11 friends with a luxury weekend away at Blair Castle. 
     
  • 24th March 2011
    Biodynamic Bruichladdich
    The world’s first ever biodynamic whisky has been distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery from barley sown, grown and harvested according to an astral calendar.
     
  • 23rd March 2011
    A Mixed Budget For Whisky Distillers
    The 2011 budget has brought a 7.2% increase in spirits duty which will penalise Scotch Whisky drinkers and distillers says The Scotch Whisky Association.
     
  • 22nd March 2011
    Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve
    The Glenfiddich Foundation Reserve is a unique single cask whisky, laid down in 1993 which Glenfiddich is releasing to raise funds for The Benevolent Charity which was founded in 1886 to help make a difference to the daily lives of those who have worked in the drinks trade and need help.
     
  • 17th March 2011
    Caol Ila Moch A Friendly Dawn
    Caol Ila Moch Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the latest exciting addition to the Caol Ila family. It is the first single malt from the distillery to be selected entirely on the basis of its taste, rather than age, cask wood, strength or finish.
     
  • 16th March 2011
    Distillers Call For Excise Reform And Duty Freeze
    The Scotch Whisky Association today called on the Government to back a key UK industry in the forthcoming Budget.
     
  • 15th March 2011
    Bowmore Ben Nevis Challenge
    Bowmore has announced that it will sponsor the 2011 Bowmore Ben Nevis Challenge. The event, supporting Capability Scotland, Scotland’s best known disability organisation.
     
  • 15th March 2011
    Greenore 18 Year Old Single Grain Whiskey
    The Greenore 18 Year old is the latest small batch bottling of Greenore Single Grain Irish whiskey from the Cooley Distillery.
     
  • 14th March 2011
    Auchentoshan 70th Anniversary Of Clydebank Blitz
    Continuing support for its local community and Erskine, the charity that provides nursing and medical care for former members of the Armed Forces, Auchentoshan Distillery today marked the 70th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque and tree.
     
  • 10th March 2011
    Greenore 15 Worlds Best Single Grain Whiskey
    Cooley Distillery’s Greenore 15 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey has been named World Best Single Grain Whiskey for the third consecutive year at the World Whiskies Awards in London.
     
  • 9th March 2011
    Glenlivet 70 Year Old Unveiled
    One of the worlds oldest single malt whiskies was unveiled yesterday at a 1940s themed ceremony at the historic location of Edinburgh Castle. The Glenlivet 70 year old from family owned whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail.
     
  • 8th March 2011
    Old Pulteney WK209 Good Hope
    Inver House Distillers has launched a limited-edition variant of Old Pulteney Scotch whisky named Old Pulteney
    WK209 Good Hope exclusively for travel retailers. It was launched today in UK travel retail as World of Whiskies Malt of the Month.
     
  • 7th March 2011
    Icons of Arran The Westie
    Icons of Arran The Westie is
    the third release in the popular Icons of Arran limited edition series. Given the quality of the first two releases I expect that this new release will appeal to both the whisky collector and connoisseur.
     
  • 7th March 2011
    Glenfiddich Age of Discovery 19 Year Old
    Glenfiddich has unveiled their first ever 19 year old single malt Scotch whisky, the Glenfiddich Age of Discovery 19 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish.
     
  • 7th March 2011
    Richard Paterson Whisky Ambassador of the Year
    Whyte & Mackay Master Blender, Richard Paterson has been named ‘Whisky Ambassador of the Year’ at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards.
     
  • 4th March 2011
    Lifetime Achievement Award For Diageo Veteran
    Evan Cattanach, Diageo’s long-serving Scotch whisky ambassador and Master Distiller Emeritus, was last night awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky ceremony in London.
     
  • 3rd March 2011
    Isle of Skye Sponsor Scottish Champion Hurdle
    Isle Of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky is the new sponsor of the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr Racecourse on April 16, Coral Scottish Grand National Saturday.
     
  • 1st March 2011
    New Distillery Manager At Lagavulin
    Outgoing Lagavulin distillery manager Peter Campbell and the new Lagavulin distillery manager Georgie Crawford give us an insight into Islay life and Lagavulin whisky.
     
  • 24th February 2011
    Ian Macleod Distillers Announce Profits Increase
    Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, one of the largest independent family-owned companies in the UK spirits industry, has announced improved financial results for the eighth consecutive year.
     
  • 24th February 2011
    Jameson Launch US TV Campaign
    Jameson Irish whiskey, is revealing a new US TV advert to its 165,000 Facebook fans today, ahead of the campaign’s on-air debut on 28th February.
     
  • 21st February 2011
    Chivas Regal 18 Vivienne Westwood
    Chivas Regal and Vivienne Westwood have announced a new collaboration at London Fashion Week – the limited edition Chivas Regal 18 Year Old by Vivienne Westwood.
     
  • 17th February 2011
    The Dalmore Castle Leod
    The Dalmore has released a limited edition whisky called Castle Leod, named after the spiritual home of the Mackenzie clan, to raise much needed funds to help return the Scottish castle to its former glory.
     
  • 16th February 2011
    The Whisky Exchange Makes It Three In A Row
    The Whisky Exchange has scooped Independent Spirit Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Glengoyne, for the third time in a row at The Drinks Retailing Awards 2011.
     
  • 15th February 2011
    Chivas Regal Live With Chivalry TV Commercial
    Chivas Regal has commenced the global launch of a new television commercial as part of the ongoing Live with Chivalry campaign.
     
  • 11th February 2011
    Royal Salute Supports Sentebale Polo Cup
    Royal Salute luxury Scotch whisky has announced its official support as title sponsor of Sentebale’s Polo Cup. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry from the British Royal family and Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest and most vulnerable of Lesotho's people.

     
  • 8th February 2011
    Lagavulin Sponsors 2011 Islay Jazz Festival
    Following its widely welcomed support in 2010, Diageo has announced that its Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Lagavulin will again sponsor this year’s Islay Jazz Festival.

     
  • 4th February 2011
    Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary Limited Edition
    J. & G. Grant have announced the release of a limited edition bottling to celebrate the family owned Glenfarclas distillery’s 175th Anniversary.
     
  • 4th February 2011
    GlenDronach Antarctic Tasting
    GlenDronach’s most southerly tasting in deepest Antarctica!
    GlenDronach is savoured worldwide but, in what must be some kind of a record, we’ve just heard of some fervent American fans at the South Pole
     
  • 2nd February 2011
    Jameson St Patrick's Day Limited Edition Bottling
    Jameson, the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, has teamed up with internationally acclaimed Irish artist Paul Daly to launch a new limited edition bottle for St Patrick’s Day.
     
  • 2nd February 2011
    Germany's Sloupisti Malt Whisky Turning Heads
    Germany's Spreewald region, best known for its pickles, boat rides and beer has a surprising new addition a German Single Malt Whisky named Sloupisiti whisky.
     
  • 1st February 2011
    Glengoyne 40 Year Old Ultra Premium Dram Award
    Whisky connoisseurs from one of the UK’s largest and most prestigious whisky events, The Whisky Show in London, have named Glengoyne 40 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky as the Ultra Premium Dram of 2010.
     
  • 1st February 2011
    Ballantine's 2011 Championship Blend
    The Ballantine's 2011 Championship Blend is a priceless limited edition of only 10 bottles made from rare and precious whiskies aged for at least 38 years.

     
  • 31st January 2011
    Glenmorangie Finealta Private Edition
    The Glenmorangie Finealta is the second release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition range. You may recall the first release in the range, the excellent and very popular Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX.
     
  • 26th January 2011
    Auchentoshan Launches Limited Edition Whiskies
    Auchentoshan THE triple distilled single malt whisky from Glasgow has launched two limited edition expressions for the single malt enthusiast, the Auchentoshan 1977 and Auchentoshan 1998.
     
  • 24th January 2011
    VisitScotland Finds Smokehead Just The Ticket
    VisitScotland and Smokehead are offering music fans the chance to win a luxury two night break in Glasgow. Staying at the five star Glasgow Hilton, the lucky winner and guest will also receive their choice of music gig tickets for the SECC.

     
  • 20th January 2011
    The Dalmore Rivers Collection
    The Dalmore has launched a collection of four bespoke whiskies to raise much needed funds to conserve Scotland’s most important salmon rivers - the Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed.
     
  • 20th January 2011
    Clegg Praises Strong Scotch Whisky Export Figures
    Chivas Brothers welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s announcement today that, according to the Scotch Whisky Association, the value of whisky exports during the first ten months of 2010 reached £2.8bn
     
  • 20th January 2011
    Whisky Galore With Rabbie's Trail Burners
    Luxury small group tour company Rabbie's Trail Burners is launching two brand new tours to tease the palette - eight days of immersion in a whisky connoisseur’s dream, taking in the most famous whisky producing regions in the world.
     
  • 20th January 2011
    Smokehead Flying High with The Sons of Icarus
    The Sons of Icarus have been crowned the first ever winner of the Ultimate Band Contest
    sponsored by rock icon Marshall Amps, the Lick Library and Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky.
     
  • 18th January 2011
    Ban On Sales Below Tax Welcomed
    The UK Government’s proposal to ban alcohol sales below tax in England and Wales has been welcomed by The Scotch Whisky Association.
     
  • 17th January 2011
    Shackleton Whisky Returns Home to Scotland
    Three bottles of the Mackinlays whisky which accompanied Ernest Shackleton on his 1907 expedition have been returned brand owner Whyte & Mackay for scientific analysis.
     
  • 13th January 2011
    Midleton Releases Exclusive Single Cask Whiskey
    Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has launched two new rare, single cask, single pot still whiskeys from the Midleton Distillery, makers of the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, Jameson.
     
  • 13th January 2011
    Glenfiddich Hands Over Precious 50 Year Old
    Glenfiddich, has released the much celebrated Glenfiddich 50 Year Old to two whisky specialist outlets in Scotland.
     
  • 12th January 2011
    Arran Machrie Moor - First Edtion
    This is the first release of Arran Machrie Moor a limited edition lightly peated expression of the Arran single malt whisky.

     
  • 7th January 2011
    The Nth 2011 Whisky Show Las Vegas
    The Nth 2011 Show is the world’s first, super-premium, elite whisky tasting experience presented by Universal Whisky Experience at The Wynn Resort Las Vegas on March 18th  - 19th 2011.

 

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