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Clan Denny Girvan 20 Year Vintage
1993 Single Grian Whisky Review
Review of Douglas Laing's Clan Denny
Girvan 20 Year Old 1993 Single Grain
Single Cask whisky.
This 20 year old shows a
level of maturity releasing some
pretty intense aromas and flavors.
Whisky Live London 2017
If you are in or around
London or you fancy a trip down to
the big smoke for a whisky break
then tickets are now available for
Whisky Live London 2017, which takes
place this coming 31st March & 1st
April, may be of interest to you.
Liquid Academy Live & Kicking at
I thought some of you may find this of
interest, Liquid Academy Live has
announced they are bringing their
creative expertise and drinks
innovations to ScotHot 2017 at the SECC
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990
has announced the launch of a new
limited edition vintage collection, Bond
House No.1. The inaugural expression in
the new collection is Glenmorangie Grand
Vintage Malt 1990 which was bottled
Glengoyne Teapot Dram V
has announced the release of
the Glengoyne Teapot Dram V, the fifth
release in a cracking limited release
series that often passes under whisky
Bottled as all drams should be if it was
a perfect world, naturally coloured, non
chill-filtered and at a cask strength. Matured in first fill Oloroso sherry oak
casks is sure to be on a few whisky
drinkers Christmas lists.
Fake Whisky Problem
Recent findings by the folks behind
Rare 101 whisky will probably not
come as much of a surprise to many
of you but it is a good reminder to
all to beware when buying previously
owned bottles. Rare 101 Whisky
recently exposed a fake bottle of
Laphroaig 1903, potentially worth
£100,000, and two fake part
sets of Macallan Fine and Rare, one
worth around £500,000 and the other
worth around £250,000.
Gordon & MacPhail Speyside
you have a taste for old & rare whisky
then you will love the the new Speyside
Collection which specialist independent
bottler Gordon & MacPhail they have
just launched a collection of 6 very old and
very rare single malt whiskies from 6 of
Speyside's finest distilleries which have
been hand selected from Gordon &
MacPhail's extensive selection of
maturing whisky stock.
International Beverage Named Whisky
Distiller Of The Year
International Beverage is celebrating
being named Whisky Distiller of the Year
in the Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky
Scotland 2017 awards. International
Beverage is perhaps a name that some
of you are not familiar with but I
am sure you will be familiar with the whisky brands they own
such as Old
Pulteney, anCnoc, Balblair and Speyburn,
and their popular blend Hankey
First Bottle of Strathearn Whisky
Sells For £4,150
Distillery last night joined the ranks
of Scotch whisky producers when they
sold there first bottles of single malt
whisky at auction.
The distillery which is one of the
smallest in Scotland launched their
first 100 bottles of Strathearn single
malt whisky at auction last night with
bottle No. 001 fetching an incredible
Benromach Heritage 1973
Benromach Heritage 1973 is a
very limited edition single cask
available exclusively in the UK
there are only only 52 bottles of
this rare limited edition available.
Described as having hints of dark
chocolate and a peppery smooth
Famous Grouse Cocktails To Warm You
Up Over The Festive Season
With the festive season fast
approaching and the cold weather now
upon us I thought you may appreciate
a few Famous Grouse cocktail recipes
to warm you and your visitors up
over the festive season ncluding the
classic Hot Toddy but with a bit of
BenRiach 22 Year Old Moscatel Wood
BenRiach distillery are continuing their
innovative limited edition whisky
releases with the release of a new
BenRiach 22 Year Old Moscatel Wood
Finish single malt. A deliciously rich
elegant BenRiach which is packed
full of flavour.
GlenDronach 14 Year Old Marsala Cask
The GlenDronach 14 Year Old
Marsala Cask Finish is the latest
limited edition release in the
GlenDronach wood finishes range.
Described as being deliciously
balanced, bringing ripe orchard
fruits and delicate, sweet oak
spices to the traditional, robust
The Macallan Edition No. 2 Review
The Macallan Edition No.2 is
the 2nd release in The Macallan's
annual limited Edition series from
the iconic Speyside distillery. A
well constructed deliciously
sherried Macallan were the 48.2%
strength just adds to the enjoyment.
A pleasure from nose to finish and
definitely one for the sherry malt
William Grant & Sons Named IWSC
Distiller of the Year
William Grant & Sons, has just been
named ‘Distiller of the Year’, the
highest honour bestowed by the highly
influential International Wine and
Spirits Competition (IWSC). The Company
was awarded a further prestigious
accolade at the glittering event in
London - ‘Scotch Producer of the Year’.
Behind The Scenes Of The Famous
Grouse Christmas TV Adverts 2016
Take a look behind the scenes of the
two new Famous Grouse Christmas 2016
TV Ads and get an insight into the
work involved in making them.
GlenDronach 25 Year Old Grandeur -
Master Distiller Billy Walker has
selected some absolutely outstanding
casks to go into previous releases of
GlenDronach Grandeur and I expect this
latest GlenDronach 25 year old Grandeur
Batch 8 to be highly sought after by
Elite Control Systems Awarded New
Macallan Distillery Contract
The opening of the new
Macallan distillery took another
step forward today when it was
announced that Livingston based
Control Systems Ltd has been awarded the
contract to provide a fully operational
process control system for the new
Douglas Laing Single Cask Bottlings
Looking for a few
Christmas whisky gift ideas off the
beaten track of original distillery
bottling's or perhaps you are looking
for something to warm yourself up over
the festive season then Glasgow based
independent bottler Douglas Laing just
may have something to interest you as
they have just unveiled their 2016
festive line up of 22 single cask
Highland Park Fire Edition 15 Year
I am sure the Highland Park
fans amongst you have been
anticipating this release but were
probably not expecting to see it
until early 2017, well I am pleased
to tell you that the Highland Park
FIRE Edition, the 2nd release in a
two part limited edition mini series
of whiskies form the Orkney
distillery has arrived and just in
time for Christmas.
Suntory Opens New Barrel Storage
Warehouse In Franfort Kentucky
Beam Suntory has opened its first
new barrel storage warehouse in
Frankfort Kentucky since 1968 to
meet surging demand for its Jim Beam
Kincardine A Blend Of Scotch And
Indian Whisky From Whisky Fusion
The Kincardine is a blend of whisky
from Scotland's Glen Elgin and
Macallan distillery's and single
malt whisky from India's Amrut
distillery from the creative folks
at Whisky Fusion.
World Bartender Of The Year 2017
The search for the World Bartender of
the Year 2017 is set to get underway as the worlds
most prestigious bartending competition
returns for the ninth year.
The 2017 World Class competition will
launch with its first ever educational
tour of Britain, kicking off on Monday
14th November in Manchester.
MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Glen
Spey 2004 Review
Gordon & MacPhail
Connoisseurs Choice Glen Spey 2004
was matured in Refill Bourbon
A charming very enjoyable light bodied
expression from a distillery which we
see way too little of. It has a lovely
touch of vanilla, honey and delicious
spices which you would expect to find in
MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice
Inchgower 2002 Review
Gordon & MacPhail
Connoisseurs Choice Inchgower 2002
was matured in Refill Sherry
Some very good and quite lively refill sherry casks have been at
work here, hard to believe they were not
first fill sherry casks, I very much
enjoyed this, a delicious sherry
rich mature Inchgower. A lovely
alternative dram for the Speyside
& MacPhail Distillery Labels
Strathisla 2005 Review
Gordon & MacPhail Distillery
Labels Strathisla 2005 was matured
in First Fill Sherry Hogshead casks,
it has obviously been a more
delicate creamy sherry casks. Still
a good sherried dram if you like
some sweet creamy toffee with your
MacPhail Cask Strength Caol Ila 2005
Gordon & MacPhail Cask
Strength Caol Ila 2005 was matured
in First Fill Sherry Butts.
Delicious Caol Ila smoke with just a
gentle sherry cask influence, not
quite the first fill sherry cask
influence I was expecting but a
quality dram all the same.
Highland Park Midwinter Social Old
Truman Brewery London
Celebrate the approaching Winter
Solstice at Highland Parks Midwinter
Social at the Truman Brewery London
and via Facebook live featuring live
music sets from Kipps and
Finnebassen, as well as a whisky
Canadian Club 20 Year Old Review
Murray Cohen takes a look at
the Canadian Club 20 Year Old, a new
limited edition release in Ontario
which has not yet hit the LCBO
website but is just now available in
some of their outlets.
Virginia Black Review
Black American Whisky is a
unique collaboration between the
Virginia Black founder Brent Hocking and
Drake, a Canadian rapper, singer,
songwriter, record producer and actor.
This is what Murray Cohen thought of
anCnoc Stack Review
anCnoc Stack is the latest
limited edition release in the
anCnoc Peaty Collection, anCnoc
really are getting good at this
peaty stuff, I already knew that
peat works well with the anCnoc
sweet fruity light malt style and I
would say that this is definitely
the peatiest and best whisky
released in the peaty collection so
New Glengoyne 20cl Gift Packs Just
In Time For Christmas
The folks at Glengoyne have
announced the launch of a couple of
excellent 20cl bottle gift packs
just in time for Christmas which
should be enough to fully explore
the Highland distillery's whisky
Ballantine's Goes Global With True
Ballantine’s has revealed a major
new global music platform that
expands and reinforces its
commitment to ‘True Music’. For its
first True Music campaign,
Ballantine’s extends its global
partnership with Boiler Room,
working with electronic music artist
Maya Jane Coles.
Redbreast Named Best Irish Whiskey
In The Whisky Bible 2017
With the enormous surge in
popularity of Irish whiskey these
days, there seems to be more and
more new Irish whiskey's coming
available from a number of new
companies but it is the old hands
such as Irish Distillers that are
still picking up the top accolades
such as Redbreast 21 year old which
was recently named Best Irish
Whiskey in the 2017 Whisky Bible.
Chivas Brothers To Build New £40
Million Bottling Plant
Chivas Brothers has announced its intention to
move its Paisley bottling plant to a
new £40 million state-of-the-art
facility at its Kilmalid site in
Dumbarton. The move will happen over the
next 3 years.
Black Bowmore 50 Year Old
Bowmore have launched the 5th and final
edition of it famous 1964 Black Bowmore
collection, the Black Bowmore 50 Year
Old The Last Cask, which will set you
back a cool £16,000 if you want to get
your hands on a bottle.
Yula 21 Year Old Review
Yula 21 year old Island region blended
malt whisky is the second release in the
Yula trilogy created by the innovative
folks at Glasgow based Douglas Laing. It
is still a deliciously smooth gentle
smoky expression, perhaps a little
spicier and sweeter than I recall
Yula 20 being. Still a lovely,
smooth, mature and well balanced
Island malt with hints of Caol Ila
and Talisker perhaps.
Glenfiddich Celebrates Diwali With
Win A Car Promo At Hyderabad Airport
If you happen to passing through
Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International
Airport this October and November then
look out for an excellent promotion
William Grant & Sons owned Glenfiddich
is running to celebrate India’s Diwali
festival, Glenfiddich are offering
passengers the chance to win a Nissan
The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter
Here is something very
special for the Balvenie fans
amongst you with deep pockets, the
Balvenie has unveiled The Balvenie DCS
Compendium Chapter Two, titled "The
Influence of Oak", which features five rare single malt whiskies.
£1 Million Whisky Leak At Loch
Lomond Group Glen Catrine Facility
The Loch Lomond Group has
revealed that back in June 2016 over
£1 million worth of blended Scotch
whisky leaked from a storage vat at
the groups Glen Catrine bonded
warehouse storage facility in
Ayrshire, some of it finding its way
into the River Ayr.
The Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask
The Macallan 12 year old
Double Cask is a new permanent
addition to the Macallan core range.
A combination of Sherry-seasoned new
American oak and European oak casks
which has created a a well balanced
deliciously sherried Macallan that
is sure to put a smile on the faces
of the fans of sherried Macallan.
Booker's Rye Whiskey Named Whisky
Bible 2017 World Whisky Of The Year
It is that time of year again, Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2017 is about to hit the shelves of the book shops and as usual just before it hits those shelves the list of whiskies picking up the top honours in Jim's latest edition of the Whisky Bible has been made available.
Liquormen's Ol' Dirty Canadian
Liquormen's Ol' Dirty Canadian Whisky was distilled and aged for three years in charred white oak casks and is the official spirit of the Trailer Park Boys
a fictional Canadian TV series,
which has been called a mockumentary.
Is it a serious Canadian whisky?
This is what our guest reviewer,
Canadian based, Murray Cohen thought
Famous Grouse TV Adverts Past &
For over 20 years now Scotland's
most famous bird, Gilbert The Famous
Grouse, the iconic bird which adorns
every bottle of Scotland's favourite
blended whisky, has entertained us
in numerous Famous Grouse TV
Adverts. To mark the launch of the
latest 2 new Famous Grouse TV ads I
have edited together all the Famous
Grouse TV adverts from over the
years which I could get my hands on,
39 in total. Pour yourself a dram of
Famous Grouse and sit back and
Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky
Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky is an Indian whisky like no other, distilled, matured and bottled in Uttar Pradesh the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a no age statement, non-chill filtered single malt from one of the oldest and one of the largest and most efficiently-run distilleries in India today.
This is what I thought of it...
Ballantine's Artists Series 2016
Limited Edition Gift Packs
With Christmas on the horizon Ballantine's has announced the launched of a second limited edition Artists Series of gift packs. This year Ballantine's have teamed up with renowned music video director and photographer, Dave Ma, to launch three new limited edition gift packs for 2016 which showcase Dave Ma’s unique perspective of Scotland, the home of the whisky, in a series of stunning aerial photographs.
New David Beckham Haig Club Clubman
Following the launch of the new Haig Club Clubman back in August the House of Haig today launched a the first TV advertisement for the new Scotch Single Grain Whisky.
Starring David Beckham the film
entitled 'Make your own rules' is a
vibrant bold and edgy take on
traditional Scotch whisky etiquette.
Longmorn 23 Year Old & Revamped
Longmorn 16 Year Old
Longmorn adds a new 23 year old and
replaces current 16 year old with a
newly reconstructed 16 year old. the
two new expressions oin the Longmorn
The Distiller’s Choice, which
launched earlier this year, to form
what is now their core range of
William Grant Appoint New Business
Development Manager in Taiwan
Some whisky business news,
William Grant & Sons has announced the appointment of Joseph Liu as Business Development Manager based in its Taipei Office.
Suntory Whisky Toki Review
The Fall season seems to
signal new whisky releases in
Ontario, here we have the new
Japanese blend, Suntory Whisky Toki,
a blend of selected malt and grain
whiskies from Suntory's three
Japanese distilleries: Hakushu,
Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries.
This is what our regular guest
reviewer, Canadian based, Murray
Cohen thought of it.
Isle of Jura Relocates To London
Following a recent survey of Londoners where it emerged that over 70% of them had no idea where the the Isle of Jura was geographically the Jura distillery has decided to upsticks and head down to London and enlighten Londoners about the island of Jura as well as share with them the islands world famous export, Jura whisky.
This month at at The Looking Glass
Marriage Made In Old Pulteney
A love match between two
Pulteney staff has led to a very
special wedding at the Old Pulteney
Distillery in Wick. Pulteney
Distillery Visitor Centre Manager
Tanya Fraser and Assistant
Distillery Manager Russell Angus
first locked eyes over a barrel of
single malt back in 2003, so when
the couple tied the knot there could
only be one place to do it, the Old
Pulteney distillery in Wick.
Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Red Cask
The famous retired hockey
legend Wayne Gretzky is already a
well-known winery owner, the reason
I mention him here is Wayne has now entered the world of whisky with
the release of Wayne Gretzky No. 99 Red Cask Canadian Whisky,
this is what our regular
contributor, Canadian based, Murray
Cohen thought of it.
Chivas Regal Ultis The First Blended
Malt From Chivas
Chivas Regal has announced the launched of its first ever Blended Malt whisky, Chivas
Regal Ultis. Ultis is no standard blended malt either, this is coming in at the premium end of the whisky scale going by its £157 / US $200 retail recommended price.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Winter
Diageo has announced the
release of Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Winter Edition bottle design, a
limited release of 940 bottles in
the UK and with Christmas now on the
horizon, the individuality of the
Winter Edition bottle design should
appeal to gift buyers, it will be
available from October.
The Glenlivet 1966 50 Year Old
The Glenlivet has announced that this October they will be releasing the 2nd edition in its series of rare 50 year old single malt Scotch whiskies. this year sees the launch of The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1966 50 year old.
France’s Jennifer Le Nechet Crowned
World Class Bartender of the Year
After a four day battle in Miami which saw 56 of the worlds best bar tenders narrowed done to just one, the winner of the World Class Bartender of the Year 2016 has been crowned and this year see's the first ever female bartender taking the title, France's Jennifer Le Nechet.
Old Weller Antique Original 107
Straight Bourbon Review
Murray Cohen takes a look at
the original wheated bourbon Old
Weller Antique Original 107 Straight
Bourbon. A rather difficult bourbon
whiskey to get hold of due to the
rave reviews it has had, this is
what Murray thought of it...
The Diageo World Class Future Of
I am sure many of you have noticed when out on the town that the cocktail culture is booming, particularly cocktails made with premium spirits such as single malt whisky and this boom is showing no signs of slowing, with forecasts showing that by 2020, there will be 400 million new consumers drinking luxury spirits.
Four Roses Master Distiller Brent
Elliott UK Visit
Four Roses Master Distiller, Brent
Elliott, is visiting the UK for the
first time to mark his first
anniversary in the role of heading
up the distilling team at the cult
bourbon brand. During his visit he
is set to unveil Four Roses Limited
Edition Small Batch 2016 at Harrods.
Redbreast Lustau Edition Review
Fans of Irish single pot still whiskey, and I count myself as one of those, will be pleased to
hear that Redbreast has added a new permanent addition to their range of whiskey, the new Redbreast Lustau Edition,
an Oloroso sherry finished whiskey has just joined the Irish Single Pot Still line up.
Call The Shots - Ballantine's
Interactive Golf Instructional Video
Here is something that the golf
enthusiasts amongst you will enjoy,
Call The Shots in Ballantine's
interactive golf video and also have
a chance of winning a trip to
Scotland and playing a round with
Ballantine’s Golf Club Captain and
Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley.
Chivas Regal Partners With LSTN
Chivas Regal has teamed up with premium
audio producers LSTN Sound Co., to craft a range of very unique whisky and music accessories.
The initiative – Generosity: Amplified – features a range of activity aimed to raise funds for Starkey Hearing Foundation, including a limited edition Chivas 12 gift tin, a line of limited edition headphones crafted using cask wood in which whisky has matured and a custom-designed luxury record console.
Bacardi Appoint Georgie Bell As
Global Malt Whisky Ambassador
Bacardi have appointed Georgie Bell as Global Malts Ambassador for its range of single malt Scotch whiskies which includes Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, The Deveron and Royal Brackla.
World Class Bartender of the Year
Competition 2016 Final
Watch the worlds best
bartenders battle it out for the
crown of World Class Bartender of
the Year competition. 56 of the
worlds most talented bartenders have
descended on Miami to participate in
the prestigious World Class
Bartender competition, watch the
live stream from Miami.
New Look For Glenfiddich Cask
Collection Travel Retail Exclusive
Glenfiddich have unveiled a fresh new look for its travel retail Glenfiddich Cask Collection which is made up of 3 single malt whiskies each of which have very different single malt profiles.
Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of
Royal Salute which is known
for its premium Scotch blended
whiskies has just unveiled a new
rare expression, the Royal
Salute 32 Year Old Union of the
Crowns which will be available
exclusively in travel retail.
Decline In Travel Retail Scotch
IWSR Magazine has just released its
annual Travel Retail Top 100, and while
Scotch whisky dominates 27 of the top
100 brands (the most of any single
category), half of these brands suffered
declines in 2015. The exceptions to this
negative trend were largely Scotch malt
whiskies, such as The Macallan, The
Singleton, Laphroaig and The
35 Year Old
Richard Paterson, The Dalmore Master
Distiller who this month celebrates
his 50th year in the whisky industry
has unveiled his latest creation,
The Dalmore 35 which he describes as
Glansa A New Peated Single Malt???
Chivas Brothers has announced
a new addition to its Scapa
distillery core range, the Scapa
Glansa, what makes this interesting
is they are hailing Scapa Glansa as
the first peated single malt whisky
from the Orkney distillery but I
have to say in my eyes a peated cask
finish doesn't make a whisky a
peated single malt
£14,000 Of Whisky Stolen From
Tullibardine Distillery Shop
Between 5pm Saturday, September 17
and 9.25am on Sunday, September 18 the
Tullibardine Distillery shop on Stirling
Street in Blackford, Perth and Kinross was broken into and
seven bottles of whisky were taken
including a rare bottle of Tullibardine
anCnoc 2005 Single Cask 427 La
Maison du Whisky Anniversary
is set to release its first ever single
cask bottling to mark 60 years of French
whisky specialists La Maison du Whisky.
anCnoc 2005 Single Cask 427 will
officially become available at
Whisky Live Paris on 24th-26th
Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Pininfarina
Chivas Regal has once again teamed up
with Pininfarina, they have announced
the next chapter in their ongoing
partnership with the release of the
Chivas 18 by Pininfarina Chapter 3.
Diageo Special Releases 2016
This year Diageo has announced the
release of ten specially selected limited
edition Scotch whiskies to make up their
Diageo Special Releases 2016 and as we
have come to expect, amongst them are
some among the rarest and most sought
after whiskies around.
Eadie - A Newly Resurrected
Introducing a newly launched
independent whisky range launched
under the 150 year old James Eadie
Rupert Patrick, CEO of Whisky Invest Direct Ltd has announced that he is resurrecting the 150 year old whisky brand James Eadie which was established by his great-great grandfather.
Rare Scotch Traded In First Half Of
2016 Exceeds £5 Million
According to figures published by whisky analyst, broker and investment company Rare Whisky 101 the value of collectable bottles of Scotch whisky traded within a half year period continues to rise and has surpassed £5 million for the first time since records began in 2008.
Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer
Ardbeg last week launched a
whisky challenge like no other on
Ardbeg’s remote Scottish island home
- Islay. Ten contestants from six
different countries converged on the
island to compete in the world’s
most daring whisky challenge, The
Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer
Twenty One Committee Exclusive
The Ardbeg fans amongst you
will be very pleased to hear that
the distillery has announced the
forthcoming release of Ardbeg Twenty
One limited edition which will be
available exclusively to Ardbeg
Ian Macleod Distillers Acquires
Spencerfield Spirit Company
Ian Macleod Distillers today
announced that it has taken
ownership of the well-established
and fast-growing Spencerfield Spirit
Company, including its flagship
brand, Edinburgh Gin and its popular
whisky range of Pig’s Nose, Sheep
Dip and The Feathery.
Chivas Brothers Blending Team
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, today announced new roles for revered Master Blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop.
The move coincides with the
unveiling of an enhanced Chivas
Brothers Blending Team.
Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Matured
This week Kilchoman launched
their first ever Sauternes Cask
Matured single malt, 100% matured
for over five years in Sauternes
casks from Bordeaux. it is a limited
release of 6000 bottles worldwide.
Macallan Gold & Amber Gift Packs
It is certainly starting to
look a lot like Christmas is coming
around here, next up with their
Christmas 2016 whisky gift offering
is The Macallan who has unveiled
their new limited edition Macallan
Gold & Macallan Amber gift packs.
Richard Paterson Celebrates 50 Years
in the Whisky Industry
This month one of the most well known figures in the Scotch whisky industry celebrates 50 years of creating some of the worlds most coveted and iconic whiskies, that person is Richard Paterson who is renowned for his role as Master Distiller at The Dalmore Distillery in the Scottish Highlands.
Big Peat Christmas 2016 Edition
I know its still summer but it looks
like Christmas is coming as Douglas
Laing announce the release of Big
Peat Christmas 2016 Edition.
One For The Road 22 Year Old
Jura marks distillery manager Willie
Cochrane's retirement with Jura One
For The Road 22 year old Pinot Noir
finish limited edition which Willie
will be introducing to us during a
farewell European tour.
Benromach Hermitage 2007
Benromach has announced the
launch the latest expression in its
Benromach Wood Finish range,
Benromach Hermitage 2007.
Review Of The Feather's Pub & Single
Malt Bar Toronto Canada
Murray Cohen reviews
The Feather’s Pub, a friendly
Toronto single malt haven for all
Scotch whisky aficionados.
Laing Old Malt Cask Brora 1981 18
Year Old Review
Review of Douglas Laing Old
Malt Cask Brora 1981 18 Year Old.
Medicine cabinet explosion with
seaweed salad and salt water galore.
This is a unique dram that moans the
loss of a truly wonderful
Murray McDavid Lochside 1981 20 Year
Review of Murray McDavid Lochside
1981 20 Year Old. Dark fruit with
concentrated syrupy sweetness and
mild caramel fudge. Full-bodied and
somewhat drying. There is intensity
to this whisky that entices.
Glen Garioch 15 Year Old Review
Review of Glen Garioch 15 Year Old.
A tale of two cities between nose
and palate yielding a very
satisfying if not dramatic dram.
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old 100 Proof
Review of Glenmorangie 10
Year Old 100 Proof. This whisky is
made to impress. A magnificent dram
that spreads its wings from start to
finish. This is a Glenmo to
Year Old Review
Review of Oban 14 Year Old. One of
the six classic malts. Short with
faint traces of dark chocolate and a
mild astringent quality with not
much in the epilogue other than some
Live Online Chat With The Famous
Grouse Master Blender
The Famous Grouse has announced that
they will be hosting a special online
‘live chat’ with its Master Blender,
Kirsteen Campbell this coming Thursday
25th August (18:00-18:30 UK time).
They are inviting fans of the Famous
dram from around the world to put their
questions direct to Kirsteen, which you
will be able to watch live via The Famous Grouse You
Tube channel or
The Famous Grouse Facebook page.
BenRiach Single Cask Batch 13
BenRiach Distillery today released
Batch 13 of its popular single cask
bottlings. This thirteenth batch of
BenRiach comprises of twelve single
casks that were bottled in June
GlenDronach 14 Year Old Virgin Oak
GlenDronach has launched a new special edition 14 year old Virgin Oak Wood Finish, well it is actually a re-release of the critically-acclaimed 14 year old Virgin Oak first released back in July 2010.
BenRiach 17 Year Old Pedro Ximenez
Sherry Wood Finish
BenRiach release 17 year old Pedro
Ximenez Sherry Wood Finish.
Matured in the traditional
style in American bourbon barrels
and finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry
casks sourced from the bodegas of
Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, Southern
Spain, it replaces the 15 year old
BenRiach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Wood
BenRiach today released a new
BenRiach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Wood
Finish which replaces the 15 year
old. Matured in the traditional
style in American bourbon barrels
and then finished in a small batch
of Tawny Port casks sourced from the
Douro region in the north of
Holyrood Park Distillery In
Edinburgh Gets Go Ahead
Single malt whisky distilling is set
to return to Edinburgh as Holyrood
application to develop the
Engine Shed building and site on St
Leonard’s Lane into a single malt
whisky distillery and visitor centre
was approved by Edinburgh City
Gordon & MacPhail Juliette Buchan
Becomes Keeper of the Quaich
Juliette Buchan, a French woman
married to a Scot, has been inducted
into the Keepers of the Quaich.
Juliette, who has worked at Gordon & MacPhail for more than nine years, is Gordon & MacPhail's regional export sales manager, working largely in Europe. Her job involves extensive travel as she meets customers and conducts numerous tastings, whisky tutorials and master classes.
Strathearn Distillery To Make Its
Debut At The Whisky Fringe
This August Strathearn
Distillery will make its debut at
The Whisky Fringe in Edinburgh.
Their spirit is now nearing full
maturation and visitors to this
years Whisky Fringe in Edinburgh
from 12-14th August will be able to
taste limited batch Uisge Beathas.
For Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs
Choice Tomatin 1997
It comes as no surprise to me
after recently reviewing it myself
that the Gordon & MacPhail
Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin 1997 has
scooped a gold medal at the
prestigious International Wine and
Club Clubman Review
Haig Club Clubman is the new
expression from Haig Club single
grain whisky the chosen dram of
David Beckham, it has a gentle
Kentucky Bourbon character with a
lovely balance of mild coconut
sweetness and creamy vanilla toffee
and you will be pleased to hear it
is sensibly priced.
Benromach Cask No. 757 Distillery
The Benromach Distillery has
announced the release of a 2nd
Distillery Exclusive whisky which
will be available exclusively at the
distillery's visitor centre.
Benromach Cask Number 757, is a
single cask bottling which was
distilled in 2000 and bottled in
2016. A limited release of only 238
- 3rd August 2016
Big Peat Edinburgh Edition
The folks at Douglas Laing have
announced the release of a special Big Peat,
the Big Peat Edinburgh Edition, a limited release of just 180 bottles, to coincide with Scotland's capital city’s world-famous Fringe Festival.
The Famous Grouse House Headline
Acts At This Years Edinburgh
If you will be lucky enough
to be visiting Edinburgh this month
during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
then look out for the winners of The
Famous Grouse ‘Famous Fridays’
headliner competition which was
launched to discover unsigned
artists to headline The Famous
Grouse House pop up venue at this
year’s Edinburgh Festival.
International Beverage Whisky Brands
IWSC 2016 Medal Haul
International Beverage has
announced an extraordinary medal
haul from the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016. The company has scooped 31 at one of the world’s toughest and most established industry challenges.
BenRiach Distillery Company Scoops
16 Medals At IWSC 2016
The BenRiach Distillery Company has once again walked away from the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 with a barrel load of medals, 16 medals in total to be exact, including 3 Gold medals.
Year Old Wins Gold At IWSC 2016
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky anCnoc has announced that its popular 12 year old expression from its core range has won Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016.
Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class Bartender Opens Pop Up In New York
Aidan Bowie, Diageo Reserve’s GB
World Class Bartender 2016 opens Pop
Up in New York City for one evening
Chivas Regal's Max Warner Crowned
Best International Brand Ambassador
Max Warner, Global Brand Ambassador
for Chivas Regal has been crowned
the Best International Brand
Ambassador at the 10th annual
Tobermory 42 Year Old
Tobermory, has unveiled a
rare 42 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Whisky which will be available
exclusively through Global Retail
Travel, this joins the Tobermory 42
year old currently available in
specialist whisky shops.
1971 44 Year Old Warehouse 6
Tomatin has unveiled an extremely rare single malt whisky, the Tomatin 1971 distilled which is a 44 year old single cask release and the first release in the Tomatin luxury Warehouse 6 Collection which the distillery say will include some of their most refined spirits.
#RaiseADram To Congratulate The
Balvenie’s David Stewart On His MBE
The remarkable career of The
Balvenie's Malt Master David Stewart
will be recognised today when he
will be presented with his MBE medal
by a member of the royal family for
services to the Scotch whisky
industry. To congratulate David head
over to Twitter tonight at 19.45 and
#RaiseADram to David.
Work Begins On New Lindores Abbey
Whisky enthusiasts will perhaps know
Lindores Abbey as the ‘spiritual home’ of Scotch whisky thanks to Friar John Cor,
well work has now begun to construct
a new multi million pound Lindores
Abbey Distillery with the first
whisky expected to be available by
Lagavulin 25 Year Old 200th
Anniversary Limited Edition
Continuing with its
bicentennial celebrations, Lagavulin
has announced the forthcoming
release of the Lagavulin 25 Year Old
200th Anniversary Limited Edition
bottling which will be a release of
8,000 exclusively sherry cask
matured bottles worldwide.
Johnnie Walker Select Casks Rye Cask
Johnnie Walker Select Casks
Rye Cask Finish 10 year old is the
first in a series of limited edition
wood finished Scotch blended
whiskies, launched last year in the
US it is now available in travel
retail here in the UK.
New Whisky Galore Movie Watch The
If the whisky drinking cinema
goers amongst you are looking for an
evenings entertainment this summer
you might just appreciate the
recently launched remake of Whisky
Galore the classic story of whisky,
drama, romance and comedy which has
been brought to life once again and
is in cinemas now.
Whisky Associations Response To EU
The Scotch Whisky Association
responds to the recent referendum
where the UK voted to leave the
European Union and they comment on
the challenges ahead.
Highland Park Midsummer Solstice
Lights Up Dalston Roof Park in
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky last week celebrated Midsummer Solstice with events for over 200 consumers.
The brand hosted its Midsummer Social events on June 21 and 22 at Dalston
Roof Park in London to mark the
official start of summer, although
there is little sign of summer
Glenfiddich Distillery Virtual
Reality Tour At Paris Duty Free
Journey into the Mind of the
Malt Master with a Glenfiddich
Virtual Reality Tour which is being
premiered at Buy Paris Duty Free.
The Virtual Reality experience is an
ambitious project that takes viewers
from Paris directly into the heart
and soul of the Glenfiddich
distillery, highlighting the mastery
and craft of single malt whisky
Mexican Bartender Crowned Chivas
Masters 2016 Winner
Chivas Regal has crowned Mexican bartender Alejandro Millan Ponce de Leon from Instituto Culinario de Mexico and Bootlegger in Puebla, Mexico as the 2016 Chivas Master.
Jameson The Blender’s Dog Review
What better way too mark Ireland's
success against Italy last night and
their progression to the next round
of Euro 2016 than with not one, but
nine reviews of Jameson's mostly
outstanding Irish blended whiskey's.
First up is Jameson The Blender’s
Dog, the other eight reviews are
Jameson The Blender’s Dog celebrates
the role of Jameson Head Blender,
Billy Leighton; a master at matching
whiskeys across ages and characters.
A deliciously rich, sweet well
constructed Irish blended whiskey.
Whiskey is for pleasure and Irish
blended whiskey's don't come much
more pleasurable than this.
Jameson The Cooper’s Croze Review
Jameson The Cooper’s Croze showcases
the role of Jameson’s Head Cooper,
Ger Buckley, and explores the
influence that maturation in casks
has on whiskey. A deliciously creamy
vanilla'd Jameson which gets spicier
with each mouthful, with just a
delicate influence from the sherry
Jameson The Distiller’s Safe Review
Jameson The Distiller's Safe
celebrates the role of Jameson’s
Head Distiller, Brian Nation, and is
billed as a showcase of the original
copper pot still distillate. A mouth
watering barley sugar sweet Irish
blended whiskey with a refreshingly
long sweet finish. An outstanding
Jameson Black Barrel Review
Jameson Black Barrel is a
triple-distilled Irish whiskey that
pays tribute to the cooper’s method
of charring barrels for a second
time. An outstanding Irish blended
whiskey, loads going on from the
contributions made from the grain
and pot still whiskeys as well as
American oak, sherry casks and
double-charred bourbon barrels. A
Jameson Signature Review
Jameson Signature is not a
new whiskey more a repackaging of an
existing travel retail favourite of
mine. It is another delicious quality easy to drink Jameson blended whiskey, normally found on shelves at airports and certainly worth seeking out when on your travels.
Jameson Crested launched in
April this year, a blended whiskey
containing a high percentage of rich
pot still Irish whiskey. Its a
cracker, creamy vanilla, layers of
gentle sherried fruit and pot still
spices, coconut, a lovely gentle
Jameson Bold is influenced by
pot still whiskey, not as bold on the nose as its name suggests, the pot still spices and fruit is certainly bold on delivery but don't hang around very long. Could have done with a cask or two in the mix to sweeten up the somewhat dull experience.
Jameson Lively is another travel
retail exclusive, it is influenced
by grain whiskey, shy on the nose,
this is all about the taste and
finish. I was expecting something
much sweeter given it is supposed to
have a a big grain whiskey
Jameson Round is influenced by the
wood contribution, another extremely
enjoyable rich easy drinking blend
from Jameson which wont bust the
bank. It is exclusive to travel
retail so one to remember if you are
off on you holidays or for a good
dramming whiskey if visiting friends
- 22nd June 2016
The Famous Grouse House Edinburgh
To celebrate, Scotland’s favourite whisky will be launching ‘Famous Fridays’ headliner competition giving 4 lucky artists or bands the chance to win a headline slot like no other and earn the right to say they have played at the Edinburgh Festival at the famous venue!
Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 Review
The Balvenie amongst you will
be pleased to hear that the Speyside
distillery has unveiled the Balvenie
Tun 1509 Batch 3 and what a cracker
it is. An absolutely stunning,
mature, deliciously sherry rich,
The Exceptional Malt, Grain and
Blend Launch In Uk & Europe
The Exceptional Malt, Grain and
Blend originally exclusive to the US
launch in the UK & Europe.
The Exceptional whiskies are the creation of Don Sutcliffe, managing director of Craft Distillers, and Willie Phillips, former managing director of The Macallan who have joined forces to create a series of exceptional small batch Scotch whiskies.
The Exceptional Grain 3rd Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a blend of a selection Scotch grain whiskies from the North British, Loch Lomond, Strathclyde, Cameronbridge and Carsebridge distilleries, blended and married in first-fill Oloroso Sherry butts.
A lovely delicate sherry influence
which becomes more apparent on the
finish after a few mouthfuls.
The Exceptional Malt 2nd Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a blend of an extraordinary range of mature single malt casks, including Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Balvenie, Kininvie, Glenfiddich, Alt-a’Bhainne, Auchroisk, Glenallachie, Westport, Speyside and
The Macallan. A lovely sherried dram
which has been influenced by some of
the most iconic Speyside
The Exceptional Blend 1st
Edition from Sutcliffe & Son is a
exemplary selection of mature grain
and malt casks from North British,
Glenfarclas, Ben Nevis, Balvenie,
Glenallachie, Westport, Speyside and
The Macallan distilleries. A lovely
sherry rich, balanced mature blended
Chivas Masters 2016 Shanghai
Chivas Regal has announced
the 15 international bartenders that
will compete in the Chivas Masters
Global Final in Shanghai on
19th-22nd June – the first time a
major bartending competition has
held its finals in the city.
Benromach 1974 Single Cask
The Benromach distillery
today unveiled a very rare single
cask Scotch whisky, the Benromach
1974 which has spent 41 years
maturing in a sherry butt.
Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class
Bartender of the Year 2016
After a three day final event
Aidan Bowie of Dandelyanwas crowned
Diageo Reserve’s GB World Class
Bartender of the Year 2016. Aidan
will now go on to represent Great
Britain in the global Diageo World
Class competition final will be held
in Miami in September 2016.
Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask
The new Glen Moray Classic
Sherry Cask Finish launches this
July, it was matured in American oak
casks before being finished in
Oloroso sherry casks for a minimum
of 8 months.
Yes it is young but it is also fun and very
enjoyable, some decent sherry casks at
work here and at £22 a bottle you
just have to!
Glen Moray Classic The 6th Best
Selling Single Malt In The UK
Glen Moray whisky sales
continue to see steady growth and
the distillery owners are building
on that success with a expansion
which will see production and
storage capacity double. The
distillery is also building on its
success by launching the new Glen
Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish.
William Grant Appoint New Managing
Director for Global Travel Retail
William Grant & Sons has
announced the appointment of Ed
Cottrell as Managing Director for
Global Travel Retail.
Jameson Gets New Look And New
The folks at Jameson Irish whiskey appear to have been very busy as they have announced that they have restructured their whiskey range as well as adding a few new whiskeys to their now very impressive range of Irish whiskey.
The new portfolio is made up of
The Whiskey Makers Series, the range of
Heritage Whiskeys and
The Deconstructed Series with the original Jameson Irish Whiskey at the core.
Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and
Glenglassaugh today launched two new expressions, the Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and the Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated single malts.
Both of the new whiskies have been matured in octave casks, which are made from staves of a used cask and are approximately 1/8th the size of a butt.
BenRiach Peated Quarter Cask
The BenRiach Distillery today launched
The BenRiach Peated Quarter Cask, a peated expression of its Single Malt Scotch Whisky matured in quarter casks which the distillery
is hailing as "a peaty fruit bomb.
Glenmorangie Old Fashioned Week
Glenmorangie, which is now firmly established as the Spirit of the British Open Golf Championship, is launching its very first "Old Fashioned Week" ahead of this year’s British Open at Royal Troon.
This year they are in search of
perfect cocktail created using
Glenmorangie’s Extra Matured Range
to celebrate the Greatest Finishes
Whisky Review & Discount Code For US
It isn't often I get the
chance to offer you a discount code
but I thought the sites US based
visitors would be interested in
saving $10 or getting free shipping
on a bottle of SIA Scotch blended
whisky which is currently
exclusively available in the US and
just to help you make up your mind I
have reviewed the whisky.
Glen Grant Gets New Look And
Launches Three New Whiskies
Glen Grant has unveiled a new
look for its whisky range and they
have also expanded the range by
adding three new whiskies to the
current range, these are the Glen
Grant 12 Year Old and Glen Grant 18
Year Old which will join the core
range and the Glen Grant 12 Year Old
Non Chill-Filtered which will be
exclusively available in travel
Glen Grant 18 Year Old Review
The new Glen Grant 18 year old
launches this month and now
sits at the top of the new look Glen
Grant core range, it is light
bodied, complex, gentle and vibrant
with layers of delicate fruit.
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Non
The new Glen Grant 12 Year
Old Non Chill-Filtered is available
exclusively in travel retail.
Loved it, it is malty with a little
spicy kick to the delivery, the
barley sugar has a gentle coating of
oak spice, creamy vanilla, pear,
Glen Grant 12 Year Old Review
The Glen Grant 12 Year Old
slots into the Glen Grant core range
just above the existing 10 year old.
A wonderful, very enjoyable lighter
style Speyside whisky which is sure
to please, a lovely tangy
fruitiness, barley sugar sweetness,
A few Fathers Day Whisky Ideas From
Gordon & MacPhail
At this time of year I get
inundated with requests for
suggestions for Fathers Day Whisky
Gifts. Everyone one is looking for
the perfect gift, something special,
something their Dad hasn't tried
before so here
are a few Fathers Day whisky gift
ideas from Gordon & MacPhail that is
sure to make your Dads Day.
BenRiach's Managing Director Billy
Walker Named Entrepreneur of the
BenRiach’s Managing Director Billy Walker has capped an amazing year in the Scotch whisky industry by being named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016.
Gordon & MacPhail Whiskies Pick Up
The folks at family-owned Scotch malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail are celebrating an award winning year, so far, the Elgin based independent whisky maker and bottler has been presented with both a gold and silver medal at the International Spirits Challenge, and a Master and silver award at the Scotch Whisky Masters.
Jutland Commemorates Battle And
Raises £45,000 For RNLI
Scapa Jutland 16 Year Old Memorial
Edition is a new single cask single malt Scotch whisky crafted by the Orkney Islands distillery to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 2016. Scapa was used as a base by the British naval fleet during the First World War and the artisanal island single malt distillery has released 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland with all profits from their sale which is estimated at over £45,000, to be donated by Chivas Brothers to the RNLI.
Highland Park Midsummer Social at
Dalston Roof Park
Celebrate the Summer Solstice at
Highland Park's mid-summer social at
the Dalston Roof Park London 21st -
22nd June. Guests can fully
immerse themselves in Highland Park
Single Malt Scotch Whisky, enjoy
great cocktails, food and music
whilst celebrating the official
start of summer.
& MacPhail Rare Vintage Strathisla
The Gordon & MacPhail Rare
Vintage Strathisla 1967 was matured
in 1st Fill Sherry butts. I just love these old mature sherried drams and this is a classic example of just that. The sherried fruit, oak and spice are all big contributors, keeping each other in check and not letting the other overwhelm,
complimenting and balancing each
Pub Burgundy Lion - A Montreal
Review of Pub Burgundy Lion
Montreal, a Montreal hotspot on
Notre Dame St. The pub experience is
highlighted by a grand collection of
almost 600 whiskies, boasting a wide
range of single malt Scotch, Irish,
Canadian and American whiskies.
Linkwood 22 Year Old Hart Brothers
Review of Hart Brothers Linkwood 22
Year Old. The Linkwood 22 is a
connoisseur’s dram. It has a sense
of being cured, like a fine steak
aged to the point of pure
Highland Park 23 Year Old Douglas
Laing Old Malt Cask Review
Review of Highland Park 23 Year Old
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask. This 23
year old expression is a wonderful
surprise coming at one from
different angles creating a real
Clan Denny Dumbarton 46 Year Old
Single Grain Whisky Review
Review of Clan Denny Dumbarton 46
Year Old Single Grain Whisky. This
single grain scotch is essentially
and basically perfect from nose to
palate to finish. The almost 50
years in barrel has only served to
augment this dram and create
Jura Tastival 2016 Limited Edition
Jura Whisky today unveiled its Tastival 2016 bottling, a new limited edition expression to mark the distillery’s annual island whisky festival.
Jura Tastival celebrates new and
exciting ways to enjoy whisky and
the creation of this year’s festival
edition is no exception, say the
distillery, with a triple sherry
finish, using hand-selected casks.
The Balvenie Craftsmen’s Dinner With
Michel Roux Jr
Some of The Balvenie fans amongst you may have already been following The Balvenie's Craftsmen's Dinner six part short film series with Michel Roux Jr.
This final episode in the series
culminates with Michel creating the
mouth-watering Craftsmen's Dinner
for each of the craftsmen who
featured in the series.
MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin
Gordon & MacPhail
Connoisseurs Choice Tomatin 1997 was
matured in Refill Bourbon Barrels.
A cracking example of just how enjoyable this distillery can be when matured in quality casks. Considering the age and quality of this whisky, for the price I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Tormore
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Tormore 1997 was matured in 1st Fill Bourbon barrels.
So many whisky producers are trying
to substitute age with 1st Fill
Bourbon barrels these days but when
you get a whisky that has been
matured for a decent number of years
in 1st Fill Bourbon, around 17 years in this case, you end up with and very complex and in this case very good whisky confirming Gordon & MacPhail's philosophy that it is the wood that makes the whisky but also the time spent in the wood.
MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice
BenRiach 1997 Review
Gordon & MacPhail
Connoisseurs Choice BenRiach 1997
was matured in Refill Sherry
Hogshead casks which have imparted
just a delicate sherry influence on
this 1997 vintage whisky, but the
oak still has a big say in its
MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs
Choice Ledaig 1999 was matured in
Refill remade Hogshead casks.
The choice of casks has made this
quite different to the original
distillery bottling offerings as
independent bottlings should be. The
peat has been tamed a little in the
years it has spent in the cask which
you expect, this a good example of this peaty dram from the Tobermory distillery.
MacPhail's Collection Bunnahabhain
The MacPhail's Collection
Bunnahabhain 2006 was matured in a
combination of First Fill and Refill
Sherry Hogsheads casks. A young and
fun sherried Bunna and an excellent
affordable everyday dramming
unpeated expression from the Islay
The Glenlivet Single Cask Edition
Pullman Train Collection
The Glenlivet has launched three special limited edition single cask Glenlivet whiskies exclusively in the US market. The three single cask bottlings are The Glenlivet Pullman Club Car, Pullman Twentieth Century Limited and Pullman Water Level Route.
Eva Longoria Announced As Judge Of
Chivas The Venture Competition
World-renowned actress, businesswoman and philanthropist, Eva Longoria, has been announced as a judge for The Venture – Chivas Regal’s search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world.
The Macallan 65 Year Old in Lalique
Six Pillars Collection
Here is something very
special and very rare for The
Macallan fans amongst you with deep
pockets, The Macallan 65 Year Old in
Lalique. which is the sixth and
final release from their prestigious
The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars
Collection and has a price tag of
£23,500 with 450 bottles available
Bell's Queens 90th Birthday Decanter
As whisky drinkers and Bells whisky decanter collectors have come to expect
on a special royal occasion, Bell’s whisky has launched of a bespoke, limited edition ‘Royal Birthday Decanter’ to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
Glenmorangie Distillery May Open
Glenmorangie’s are inviting you to share the secrets of their single malt at the Distillery’s open weekend, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, they will open the doors of the Distillery for FREE, offering visitors unprecedented access to Glenmorangie’s innovative whisky making and an insight into the Distillery’s pioneering work to protect its environment and heritage.
Douglas Laing Unleash Scallywag Cask
Strength Limited Edition No.2
Douglas Laing today unleashed
a second cask strength limited
edition of its Scallywag Speyside
vatted malt. This 2nd limited
release has been created using an
impressive line up Speyside Single
Malts, including those distilled at
Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes
Suntory The Chita Japanese Single
Up until now Suntory The Chita Japanese Single Grain whisky has only been available exclusively in the Japanese domestic market but from July this year The Chita will be available from global travel retail.
Jura Distillery Manager Willie
Another era at the Isle of Jura distillery came to an end this week when Distillery Manager, Willie Cochrane, retired after an incredible 39 year career.
Kilchoman 100% Islay 6th Edition
Just in time for summer,
Kilchoman today released the 6th
edition of their excellent, easy
drinking, lower peated level,
Kilchoman 100% Islay 6th Edition,
the only single malt produced
on-site from barley to bottle.
Scotch Whisky Based Cinnamon Infused
Independent family-owned Ian Macleod Distillers, who are more well known for their Scotch single malt and blended whiskies has entered the spirit drink market with the launch of a new Scotch whisky based, cinnamon infused spicy party drink called Rocket Cat.
Take The Tomatin Caledonian Sleeper
Are you looking for a break north of the border and want to avoid the hassle of airport queues and of course if you enjoy a we dram or two then the overnight Caledonian Sleeper
and Tomatin have the thing for you.
Johnnie Walker Island Green
Diageo have announced the launch of Johnnie Walker Island Green blended malt whisky which will be exclusive to travel retail.
Gold For Glengoyne 21 & 25 At Asian
Glengoyne are celebrating after bringing picking up two Gold medals from this year’s Asian Spirits Masters for their Glengoyne 21 Year Old and their outstanding Glengoyne 25 Year Old expressions.
Diageo Reserve Announce Finalists
For 2016 World Class Competition
The finalists have been
announced following two very competitive
UK Diageo Reserve World Class Competition semi finals which saw 100 competitors narrowed down to 11 finalists who will now compete to be crowned 2016
UK Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year.
You can try out the 11 semi final
winning cocktails at home, I have
Beam Reaches 14 Million Barrel
Jim Beam Bourbon, the world’s
No. 1 bourbon, made history this
week when it filled its 14 millionth
barrel of bourbon since the repeal
of Prohibition in 1933.
Compass Box Enlightenment
Box Enlightenment a fruity Scotch blended
malt whisky from the innovative whisky
creators at Compass Box. Described as fresh, vibrant and uplifting with a mouthfeel that is moreish and
Compass Box The Circus
Compass Box The Circus is the
latest premium blended whisky from
the innovative folks at Compass Box.
The Circus is built around a core of
old Blended Scotch and Blended Grain
whisky parcels that were aged
pre-blended in sherry butts for many
Review of Ardbeg Dark Cove 46.5% ABV
standard release which will launch
on May 28th. A marriage of sherry
cask and hallmark ex-bourbon cask
matured Ardbeg. The nose really is
deliciously rich and enticing, it
only hints at the lovely sherried
Ardbeg peat which follows on the
Brown-Forman To Buy The BenRiach
Distillery Company Limited
Jack Daniel's owner Brown-Forman has
reached an agreement to purchase The
BenRiach Distillery Company Limited
which for approximately £285
million. They are set to acquire
Glendronach, BenRiach, and
Glenglassaugh single malt brands.
William Grant Sets Sites On Japan
With the demand for exceptional Scotch malt whisky in Asia Pacific continuing to rise, William Grant & Sons will be focusing on two recent additions to their offer at TFWA Asia Pacific this year: Glenfiddich 21 year old in its new stand out packaging and . Also high on the agenda are the recently launched
William Grant & Sons Announce
Changes To European Travel Retail
William Grant & Sons has announced a couple of changes to its Global Travel Retail European team during April.
Marina Steel has joined as Business
Development Manager – Global Travel
Retail Europe, Jillie Cooper has
joined the team as Business
Four Roses Bourbon Announce New
After two months of
searching, Four Roses Bourbon have
named Benji Purslow as the face of
the cult bourbon brand. Benji will
fight their corner in the Bourbon
battle for supremacy in the
increasingly popular UK Bourbon
A few of you may have been
lucky enough to get hold of a bottle
of the superb pot still rich Irish
blended whiskey Jameson Crested Ten
in the past, a whiskey which has
rarely been seen outside of Ireland
and has acquired itself somewhat of
a cult following. I am pleased to
tell you that that Jameson have
announced the international launch
of Jameson Crested, note they have
dropped the word Ten from the title
of the whiskey.
Douglas Laing Launches The Epicurean
Lowland Blended Malt
Douglas Laing have once again
been busy assessing the maturing
stock in their warehouse and have
just announced the addition of
Douglas Laing's The Epicurean
Lowland blended malt Scotch whisky
to the firm’s Remarkable Regional
Glenmorangie Tarlogan Travel Retail
Glenmorangie Tarlogan is the
third and I believe final release in
the Glenmorangie travel retail
exclusive Legends series, it follows Duthac and the more recently released Tayne.
It was matured in a combination of American ex-bourbon and virgin oak casks and it was bottled at 43% ABV.
Laphroaig Lore Review
Laphroaig Lore labelled "the
richest of the rich". This really is
a deliciously peaty powerful beast
of a Laphroaig, Laphroaig as you
expect it to be, Laphroaig as you
want it to be, big powerful and
bold. I can't confirm the ages of 7
to 21 years for the contributing
whiskies in Lore but I can confirm
that it is a very well put together
mix of fiery youthful Laphroaig and
some more tamed mature Laphroaig
with a good helping of quality
Highland Park ICE Edition Triumphs
At Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Highland Park ICE Edition which was only just launched in March this year has been awarded Ultimate Spirits Challenge's highest award of excellence in the single malt Scotch category.
Tastival 2016 Line Up
You know spring is in the air
when Jura announces its annual Jura
whisky festival (aka Tastival) line
up. Once again they have put
together a great line up of tasting,
tours and more. As usual tickets are
expected to sell quickly so don't
Redbreast 21 Crowned SFWSC Best In
Going by the recent haul of awards,
Irish Distillers continues to lead the field in the production of quality Irish whiskey, the Irish whiskey producer has recently scooped top honours at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition and World Whiskies Awards.
Redbreast 21 year old was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, overcoming all other whiskeys – not only Irish. In an equally impressive feat, Green Spot Chateau Leoville
Barton, was crowned World’s Best
Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey at
World Whiskies Awards.
Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2016
Loch Gorm annual limited edition was first launched back in 2012, as fans of the small Islay farm distillery will know it is now
the time of year for another instalment of the deliciously sherried, peaty Islay dram.
Justin Rose Announced As
Glenmorangie Golf Ambassador
Glenmorangie are extending
their link to that other great Scottish creation, golf, they have announced that Justin Rose will be the whisky brand’s new
global golf ambassador.
Roses Bourbon Announce Brand
Ambassador Job Finalists
Spirit Cartel has now whittled down its search for the UK Four Roses Brand Ambassador to five talented finalists. The extensive nationwide search, a first for the brand, will see some of the country’s brightest bourbon buffs battle it out for the highly desirable title at the final on Monday 18th April.
Benromach Imperial Proof Picks Up
Benromach Imperial Proof which is
also known as the Benromach 100°
Proof picks up top award at the 2016
San Francisco World Spirits
Benromach Imperial Proof is
bottled at 57% ABV and has the same
classic Benromach style that draws
its influence from Speyside whiskies
of the pre-1960s.
Douglas Laing's Feis Ile 2016 Old
Particular Bowmore Vintage 1999
Douglas Laing has announced its commemorative bottling for Feis
Ile 2016, this year the Glasgow
based independent bottler has
selected a 1999 vintage single malt
whisky which was distilled at the
Bowmore distillery on Islay and
bottled under their Old Particular
House Of Hazelwood 18 Year Old
House of Hazelwood 18 year old is
the entry level whisky in William
Grant's new premium Scotch blended
whisky range. A delicious mature
blend with a fantastic nose. I am
guessing its component parts of
Kininvie and Girvan spent most of
there 18 years maturing in refill
House Of Hazelwood 21 Year Old
House of Hazelwood 21 year old is the second whisky in William Grant's new premium Scotch blended whisky range.
Dense yet very teasing light
sherried fruity notes mingle with
some gentle oak spices amidst a mild
House Of Hazelwood 25 Year Old
House of Hazelwood 25 year
old sits at the top of whisky in
William Grant's new premium Scotch
blended whisky range, just where it
belongs and not a bad price for a 25
year old. I would say this is one to
savour late at night sitting back in
your favourite chair with your feet
Peat's Feis Ile 2016 Commemorative
Douglas Laing have announced the launch of its first ever Big Peat Feis Ile Edition Islay Blended Malt Whisky.
The Big Peat Feis Ile 2016 edition
will be a limited release of 500
bottles, each bottle will be
How To Make The Perfect Irish Coffee
Perhaps you have enjoyed the
pleasure of an Irish Coffee after a
meal in a restaurant or evening out,
you maybe even had an Irish Coffee
during the recent St. Patricks Day
celebrations on the 17th of this
month, and perhaps you thought to
yourself, I should make myself one
of those at home if I knew how,
well here is how you do it, Jameson
The Glenrothes Alba Reserve
Rebranded As Bourbon Cask Reserve
Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits have announced the launch of The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve, although it is not a new whisky it is the existing Glenrothes Alba Reserve which they have renamed as The Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve.
Kilchoman Sanaig Review
Kilchoman Sanaig is a marriage of
sherry and bourbon cask maturation.
This is a very enjoyable lightly
sherried peaty Kilchoman and the
good news is that it now part of the
Kilchoman core range. This is what I
thought of it...
Hibiki 21 Year Old Named WWA 2016
World's Best Blended Whisky
This won't come as a surprise to those of you that had the pleasure of tasting it, the Hibiki
21 Year Old from Suntory Spirits
Limited has picked up the
prestigious award World’s Best
Blended Whisky at the World Whiskies
Awards 2016 held by the Whisky
Suntory Chief Blender Koichi Inatomi
Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Koichi Inatomi, former Chief
Blender of Suntory Whisky (former
Director of Suntory Limited) has
been inducted into the Whisky
Magazine "Hall of Fame", becoming
only the second Japanese member of
the Hall of Fame.
Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage Crowned
WWA 'World’s Best Single Malt' 2016
The folks at Pulteney
Distillery in Wick are celebrating
this week following the Wick
distillery's latest triumph at the
World Whiskies Awards 2016 where the
Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage was
crowned the 'World’s Best Single
BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1
BenRiach has launched the first batch of its new no age statement cask strength
expression, which will be known as
(you may have already guessed) BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1.
Frankfurt Airport Shares The
Tullamore Spirit This St Patrick’s
Tullamore DEW shares the Spirit this
St. Patricks Day at Frankfurt
airport. If you are lucky enough to
be travelling through Frankfurt
Airport today, St. Patrick's Day you
will be treated to some interactive
and engaging Tullamore DEW
promotions, including the
sampling of Tullamore DEW
Highland Park ICE Edition 17 Year
Highland Park fans amongst you will be pleased to hear that the distillery has launched a new limited edition named Highland Park ICE Edition 17 Year Old.
Naturally coloured with a very
respectable 53.9% ABV bottling
strength, this special edition has
been aged predominantly in
ex-bourbon casks and is limited
globally to 30,000 bottles.
Arran 18 Year
The Arran 18 year old has arrived!
Following the trilogy of limited
release expressions which were paved
the way for a new permanent core
range Arran 18 year old , the
distillery has now launched the 18
year old whisky.
New Master Blender At The Famous
Kirsteen Campbell has been appointed to the role of Master Blender for The Famous Grouse, taking over from current Master Blender Gordon Motion this month.
Ailsa Bay is the first release from
the new South Ayrshire distillery,
it is a deliciously sweet
peaty Lowlander. This is a new
generation of single malt which
breaks the boundaries of regional
style bringing Speyside and Islay
together in its own unique Lowland
way. The main
theme is the sweet peaty smoke,
everything else is hinted at making
this an outstanding and complex
The Balvenie 21 Year Old Madeira
The Balvenie fans amongst you
who where lucky enough to get hold
of the outstanding limited edition
Balvenie 17 Year Old Madeira Cask
Finish a few years ago may want to
dust off your passports because this
week the Balvenie unveiled The
Balvenie 21 Year Old Madeira Cask
Finish at Singapore Changi Airport
Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th
Anniversary Limited Edition
Lagavulin launch limited edition 8
year old expression at a very
drinkable price to mark the
distillery's 200th anniversary. They
describe it as
having a magnificently full
on Lagavulin taste that’s somehow
even bigger than you expect.
Four Roses Bourbon Are On The Hunt
For A UK Brand Ambassador
Situation Vacant: Four Roses
Kentucky Bourbon are on the hunt for
a UK brand ambassador. The Brand
Ambassador will be an integral part
of our Four Roses campaign in 2016
and beyond, building momentum for a
brand that is rich in heritage and
Support The Compass Box Transparency
In Scotch Whisky Campaign
Do you want whisky companies
to be able to provide unbiased and
clear information on the age of
every component used in the whisky you
buy? Of course you do, then register
your support for the Compass Box
lead campaign for "Transparency In
Ledaig whisky which is produced at the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland has announced the release of Ledaig 1996, a limited edition
peated sherry cask matured vintage single malt Scotch whisky.
Tomintoul 40 Year Old Quadruple Cask
Angus Dundee have announced the launch of a the very rare Tomintoul 40 Year Old Quadruple Cask. Why is it called "Quadruple Cask"? It is because the whisky is made up of four American oak hogshead casks which have been maturing in the Tomintoul distillery warehouse since 1974.
Gordon & MacPhail Smith's Glenlivet
Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Smith's Glenlivet 1974 was matured in a combination of Refill American Bourbon & Refill Sherry casks and bottled at 43% ABV.
Mature distillery bottlings of The
Glenlivet are getting very rare and
expensive these days so bottlings
like this makes Glenlivet of this
age and maturity accessible to those
of us who don't want to take out a
2nd mortgage to taste a mature
Redbreast All Sherry Single Cask
The Irish Whiskey fans amongst you will be pleased to hear that
Redbreast has unveiled its first ever single cask single pot still whiskey, appropriately named Redbreast Single Cask.
Matured in a single Oloroso sherry cask,
this limited Single Cask expression
is sure to be popular even with its
£180 price tag.
GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 13
Includes Oldest Ever Release
GlenDronach has unveiled Batch 13
of its popular single cask bottlings
series and the headline grabbing
expression in Batch 13 is
undoubtedly the GlenDronach 1968
cask no. 5837 47 year old, which is
the oldest ever release from the
Jameson's St. Patrick’s Day 2016
Now an established Irish tradition itself, Jameson has unveiled its fifth limited edition bottle ahead of its St. Patrick’s Day 2016 celebrations. This year the special limited edition label design was created by Dublin street artist, James Earley.
This year Jameson encouraging fans to share their original and authentic St. Patrick’s celebrations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a trip to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day 2017.
Global Scotch Whisky Market Outlook
Global Scotch whisky market outlook
2015-2019 report predicts the market
to witness a steady growth at a
Compound Annual Growth Rate of
around 5% and for the market to
witness a reduction in product
prices due to the increasing
competition among vendors.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye
With the increasing popularity of American Whiskey there is an emerging trend for Rye Whiskey and Jack Daniel's are now getting on that trending bandwagon with the launch of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye in the US.
Grant’s Elementary Premium Travel
Retail Exclusive Range
Grant’s Elementary range lifts the
lid on science with the launch of
Grant's Carbon 6 year old, Oxygen 8
year old and Copper 29 year old.
Grant’s Elementary Copper 29 Year
Review of Grant's Elementary
Copper 29 Year Old Scotch blended
whisky. A lovely mature, complex
Scotch blended whisky fit to rival
any mature single malts. The grain
whisky has its say first on the
palate but not without a
contribution from the malt whisky in
the blend and after 29 years in a
cask the oak has its say also.
Grant’s Elementary Oxygen 8 Year Old
Review of Grant's Elementary Oxygen
8 Year Old Scotch blended grain
No surprises, except for how
good this is, this is a young
blended grain whisky and a very good
one. Exceptionally creamy smooth on
the palate which fades slowly to
leave some energetic young oak
Grant’s Elementary Carbon 6 Year Old
Review of Grant's Elementary Carbon
6 Year Old Scotch blended whisky.
The lovely musty, almost
smoky oak lingers but doesn't
overpower as it is kept in check by
the sweet vanilla and very delicate
but persistent orange.
Gordon & MacPhail Named Drinks
Wholesaler Of The Year
Gordon & MacPhail continues their
good work as they are once again
named Drinks Wholesaler of the Year
at the Drinks Retailing Awards 2016.
Liquid Gold - Rare Whisky
Outperforms Gold, Wine and Equities
Rare Whisky investment is
outperforming gold, wine and
equities according to whisky
analyst, broker and investment
company Rare Whisky 101.
In a record year for the rare
whisky market, the Rare Whisky Apex
1000 Index (an in index created by
Rare Whisky 101 to track the value
of rare whisky) closed 2015 up 14%.
The Denver & Liely Whisky Glass
I put the new Denver & Liely
whisky tasting glass through its
paces, a new whisky tasting glass
for those who like the traditional
tumbler style of whisky glass.
New Look For Douglas Laing
Provenance Single Cask Range
Douglas Laing today unveiled
a new look for its young Provenance
Single Cask Scotch Whisky range.
The new look branding launches with 14 Provenance bottlings, each bottled at 46% ABV, unchill
filtered, natural colour.
World Whisky Awards Stage 1 Gold For
BenRiach & GlenDronach
BenRiach 10 and GlenDronach Cask
Strength batch 5 win stage 1 Gold in
the 2016 World Whisky Awards.
Each entry in the
World Whisky Awards is tasted
blind and marked to an agreed and
strictly enforced marking system. In
addition to nose, palate and finish,
the judges will look for balance,
character, complexity, quality and
Douglas Laing To Distribute The
Glenturret Single Malt
Douglas Laing today announced that it is taking on a new role as European Distributor for The Glenturret Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Benromach 35 Year Old Revealed
The Benromach Distillery
Company today revealed one of their
rarest expressions to date, the
first fill sherry cask matured
Benromach 35 Years Old. Described as
a most satisfying Speysider with cinnamon hints and beeswax polish, stewed pear and a delicate charred Oak edge.
An Evening of Scottish Virtuosity At
The National Club Toronto Canada
International Order of the
Companions of the Quaich and our
very own Scotch Malt Whisky Forum
Member Murray Cohen attended An
Evening of Scottish Virtuosity in
Toronto Canada this week where he
had the pleasure of no less than 8
whiskies including some rarely
reviewed drams such as The Macallan
No.6 Lalique and The Macallan Rare
The Macallan Rare Cask Review
Review of The Macallan Rare Cask.
The Rare Cask clearly turns any
doubters to believers in this NAS
expression. Here we have a magic
carpet ride from start to finish.
There is a depth to this whisky that
both caresses and impresses.
Macallan No.6 Lalique Review
Review of The Macallan No.6 Lalique.
This is the Rolls Royce of whiskies
if you like. A 15 layered torta cake
has nothing on this one for pure
complexity. Get ready for a journey
through The Macallan's history with
familiar and new accents,
exceptional quality and much to
Highland Park Dark Origins Review
Review of Highland Park Dark
Origins. If this was Irish single
malt, it would be a leprechauns’
promise unfulfilled. I was expecting
more from this dram. A better
balance from nose to finish would
have achieved more. My detection of
sulphur taint ruined my experience.
This one needs a refit in my
Highland Park 21 Year Old Review
Review of Highland Park 21 Year Old.
A most enjoyable dram but does not
rise to the level of the 25 or 30
year old. It seems like a distant
Bowmore Darkest 15 Year Old Review
Review of Bowmore Darkest 15 Year
Old. I tried a piece of dark
chocolate with this one. Everything
was enhanced in a wanted bitter and
sweet flavor experience. A
respectable dram which satisfies but
it doesn’t shake the apple tree.
Bowmore 25 Year Old Review
Review of Bowmore 25 Year Old. The
25 Year is not what you would expect
in a Bowmore. It is not the earthy,
peaty, smoky beast but rather a
tuxedo clad dram with subtle aromas
and flavors. A great summer dram.
Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin Review
Review of Laphroaig Cairdeas Origin.
here’s a lot going on here with the
51.2% ABV and it works. The flow
from nose to finish is inviting.
There is a sense of some age here.
Laphroaig 15 Year Old 200th
Review of Laphroaig 15 Year Old
200th Anniversary edition. This
presents as a classy dessert dram
with light and refreshing qualities.
Much more delicate and delectable
than expected; impresses all the
Douglas Laing Launch Rock Oyster
Cask Strength Limited Edition
Glasgow independent bottler Douglas Laing has added another Cask Strength edition to their popular Remarkable Regional Malts range. They have just announced the release of Rock Oyster Cask Strength Limited Edition, a blended malt whisky.
Passport #UrbanArtProject Limited
Passport Scotch whisky has
collaborated with street artist Jim
Vision to create a colourful limited
edition bottle of Passport
Scotch blended whisky.
Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition
It wouldn't be a new year
without a new addition to the
Glenmorangie Private Edition range
and this year the latest expression
to be added to the popular limited
release range is Glenmorangie
Milsean, this is what I thought of
the new whisky.
Gordon & MacPhail Speymalt Macallan
Review of Gordon & MacPhail Speymalt
Macallan 2006. A smooth very mildly
sherried dram with orange, vanilla
and mild oak spice, just a wee touch
of bitterness. For the money
this is a decent enough off the
beaten track alternative to the
original distillery bottlings for
any Macallan fan.
The MacPhail's Collection Glenrothes
8 Year Old Review
Review of The MacPhail's Collection
Glenrothes 8 Year Old. Sweet silky
smooth delivery of mouth coating
vanilla tablet and honey, the
sweetness is soon balanced by the
marmalade bitterness. A
decent enough example of what I
expect from the Glenrothes
A Burns Night Ode to Laphroaig
With Burns Night fast
approaching on Monday 25th January I
thought you may appreciate this
video of Scottish poet Elvis
McGonagall giving an ode to
Laphroaig whisky in the style of
Robert Burns for Burns Night.
Hunter Laing Reveal Plans To Build
New Islay Distillery
Independent whisky bottler Hunter Laing & Co have submitted an application to Argyll and Bute Council to build a new malt whisky distillery on Islay at Ardnahoe, on the North East coast of the island.
Macallan Edition No. 1
The Macallan Edition is the start of an annual limited edition series
from the iconic Speyside distillery
and the very aptly named The
Macallan Edition No. 1 is the debut
expression in the Edition Series.
GlenDronach Grandeur 25 Year Old
GlenDronach has launched GlenDronach Grandeur 25 Year Old which is batch 7 of the limited edition GlenDronach Grandeur series.
The limited edition expression has been exclusively matured for over 25 years in Oloroso sherry casks.
Talisker Neist Point
Talisker Neist Point (pronounced "Neest") is a new premium no age statement travel retail exclusive single malt whisky. Bottled at the usual Talisker strength of 45.8% ABV and you will be pleased to hear it is non chill-filtered.
Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016
Fans of the Japanese limited edition Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask
single malt whisky will be pleased to hear that despite reported shortages of stock of the Japanese single malt whisky Suntory has announced the release of a Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Edition which will be available from 1st February, 2016.
For The Balvenie's David Stewart In
New Years Honours List
The remarkable career of The
Balvenie’s David Stewart has been
recognised in the New Year’s Honours
list with a MBE for services to the
Scotch whisky industry.
Inver House Scoop 5 Medals At New
Global Distillery Masters 2016
Inver House Distillers has scooped five awards in a new international drinks industry competition - Global Distillery Masters 2016. The Airdrie-based business’s five Scottish distilleries, Pulteney, Balblair, Speyburn, Knockdhu and Balmenach between them received an three gold and two silver medals.
Glengoyne Continues Support For The
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Glengoyne has announced the continuation of its very successful relationship with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
including the support their latest campaign to save the endangered Greenland white-fronted goose.
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