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You will find news of the latest new whisky releases, reviews, events, interviews, distillery news and much more.
  • 10th August 2022
    Rosebank 31 Year Old Released As The Distillery Nears Revival
    Ahead of the revival of the Rosebank Distillery owners Ian Macleod Distillers has launched a Rosebank 31 Year Old 2022 expression, the 2nd rare release from stocks from before the old distillery was mothballed back in 1993.

  • 9th August 2022
    New Look For Glenmorangie Whisky Range
    Glenmorangie has unveiled a new look for their core whisky range which they will begin rolling out from this month but don't worry it is the same Glenmorangie whisky in the bottle it is simply the packaging which has had a makeover.
  • 8th August 2022
    Laggan Bay Distillery On Islay Gets The Go Ahead
    The Islay Boys, Mackay Smith and Donald MacKenzie, have announced plans for Laggan Bay Distillery on Islay. The plans were recently approved by Argyll and Bute Council for the construction of Laggan Bay Distillery on the Isle of Islay, which once constructed and up and running will bring the number of distilleries producing whisky on the Isle of Islay up to 12.

  • 5th August 2022
    Glenfiddich The Perpetual Collection Travel Retail Exclusive
    Four new whiskies to look out for on your travels as Glenfiddich launch The Perpetual Collection exclusively in travel retail. The four whiskies were produced using the innovative Solera Vat process of whisky production.

  • 5th August 2022
    anCnoc Suggests Your Perfect Half And Half
    anCnoc single malt whisky has partnered with Glasgow’s Overtone Brewing Company to help you find your perfect 'Hauf n Hauf' (whisky and beer pairing).
    I took the quiz to find my perfect pairing and apparently my perfect Hauf n Hauf would be a anCnoc 18 Year Old and a Porter beer, what would yours be?
  • 4th August 2022
    Fettercairn 16 Year Old 2022 Limited Edition
    Fettercairn distillery unveil the Fettercairn 16 Year Old 2022 Limited Edition, the 3rd release in their so far outstanding annual release series of unique limited edition 16 year old single malts.

  • 4th August 2022
    GlenAllachie Present Edition 16 Year Old Mizunara Virgin Oak Finish
    Whisky maker Billy Walker marks 50 years in the whisky industry with second release in commemorative Past, Present & Future Series - The GlenAllachie 50th Anniversary Present Edition 16 Year Old Mizunara Virgin Oak Finish.

  • 4th August 2022
    Tamdhu Batch Strength 7
    Tamdhu distillery has announced the release of the next instalment of their popular Batch Strength series, Tamdhu Batch Strength 007,
    described as having a rich, natural copper hue as a result of full maturation in Oloroso sherry seasoned casks from the bodegas of Jerez, Spain.
  • 11th July 2022
    Rare Single Cask of Ardbeg 1975 Sells For Ł16 Million
    Ardbeg Cask No.3 distilled in 1975 sells to a private collector in Asia for an eye watering price of Ł16 Million.
    Laid down to age in 1975 in two separate casks – a bourbon and an Oloroso sherry. Those casks were patiently matured for over 38 years. Then Ardbeg’s acclaimed Director of Whisky Creation, Dr Bill Lumsden, decided to marry the two casks in 2014 into a single refill Oloroso butt.
  • 11th July 2022
    Oxford Rye Whisky Easy Rider
    The Oxford Artisan Distillery continues to turn out its batch release English Rye whisky with the announcement of the release of its seventh batch of rye whisky, Oxford Rye Whisky Easy Rider.

  • 7th July 2022
    Scallywag The Chocolate Edition
    Douglas Laing today marked the celebration of World Chocolate Day by unveilling the 5th annual chocolate bottling from the Scallywag brand: Scallywag The Chocolate Edition, a 100% Sherry Cask Matured Limited Edition Speyside blended malt Scotch Whisky.
  • 6th July 2022
    New Glenlivet 21 Year Old & 25 Year Old Expressions
    You may have noticed in recent times the lack of availability of The Glenlivet 21 Year Old and 25 Year Old (AKA XXV) expressions well the reason for that has become apparent as The Glenlivet distillery has announced the launch of The Glenlivet Sample Room Collection which launches with new Glenlivet 21 Year Old & 25 Year Old expressions which replace the expressions we were familiar with.
  • 4th July 2022
    WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye Aged 6 Years
    As it is the 4th July, American Independence Day, I couldn't think of a better day to announce the launch of a new American rye whiskey for the UK market, WhistlePig Distillery in Vermont USA has announced the release of their WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye Aged 6 Years here in the UK. The whiskey has a mashbill of 100% Rye to capture a 100% bold, spice flavour profile. and bottled it has been at 48.28% ABV.
  • 1st July 2022
    What Do Glengoyne & Golf Have In Common? Patient Preparation
    What do Glengoyne Highland single malt whisky and Golf have in common? Patient Preparation and to highlight the right way is the long way the distillery has partnered with elite golf caddie, Fanny Sunesson. They are also offering whisky and golf fans the chance to Win 2 VIP tickets to The Scottish Open and a personal coaching session from Fanny Sunesson.

  • 1st July 2022
    Pernod Ricard Agree To Sell Tormore Distillery To Elixir Distillers
    It looks like Scotch single malt whisky fans may soon get the chance to explore what Tormore has maturing in its warehouses as Pernod Ricard has signed an agreement to sell (for an undisclosed sum) the Tormore Scotch Whisky brand and distillery to Elixir Distillers, a company co-founded by Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh founders and former owners of Specialty Drinks Ltd., the parent company of the online whisky shop The Whisky Exchange which Pernod Ricard acquired in late 2021.

  • 29th June 2022
    Strathearn The Heart Single Malt New Make Spirit
    Douglas Laing & Co today announced the launch of Strathearn The Heart Single Malt New Make Spirit. Bottled at cask filling strength of 63.5% ABV, the 'White Whisky' new make spirit is presented in a 20cl bottle and offers whisky aficionado's the chance to 'sip and speculate' about the Single Malt Scotch Whisky to come from the Strathearn Distillery in future.
  • 24th June 2022
    Redbreast Kentucky Oak Edition US Exclusive
    Redbreast unveil the Kentucky Oak Edition, the first release in the Redbreast American Oak Series, a limited edition series available exclusively in the United States which celebrates the American oak used to shape the iconic Irish single pot still whiskey.

  • 24th June 2022
    GlenWyvis 2018 Vintage Batch 2/18
    GlenWyvis Distillery launches its second Single Malt Scotch Whisky, GlenWyvis 2018 Vintage Batch 2/18, a combination of 15 first-fill ex-Tennessee/Bourbon, five first-fill ex-Oloroso and three refill Hogshead casks.
  • 23rd June 2022
    White Peak Distillery Wire Works Whisky Small Batch
    White Peak Distillery releases the third batch of their Wire Works Whisky Small Batch, this time at a strength of 46.2% ABV. Wire Works batch 3 is a lightly-peated single malt whisky from a small batch vatting of American and French oak casks, the spirit has been fully matured in predominantly STR casks.

  • 21st June 2022
    Jameson 18 Year Old New Look And Now Bottled At Higher Strength
    Irish Distillers has unveiled a new look for its Jameson 18 Year Old and they have also bottled the whiskey at a higher strength. Jameson 18 will now be bottled non chill filtered at 46% ABV and presented in new sustainable packaging.
  • 21st June 2022
    Jura Distillery Cask Fčis Ěle 2022 Edition Review
    Review of the Jura Distillery Cask Fčis Ěle 2022 Distillery exclusive edition, a 14 year single sherry butt matured Jura single malt released to mark Jura distillery's Fčis Ěle festival 2022 day. The taste is packed with gentle but firm Jura DNA peat which is boosted by a lovely big sherry influence. A cracking sherried Jura and a worthy selection for the Feis Ile bottling.
  • 21st June 2022
    Glenmorangie Supports Research To Help Save The Giraffe
    Glenmorangie Highland single malt Scotch whisky is supporting crucial research to help save the giraffe in the wild in Africa. And on World Giraffe Day, today 21st June 2022, it invites whisky lovers old and new to raise a toast to the work of its global conservation partnership, with a suitably long drink.
  • 20th June 2022
    The Macallan M Collection 2022 Editions
    The Macallan has unveiled The Macallan M Collection 2022 Editions, as you would have expected there is The Macallan M and The Macallan M Black expressions, these are joined by a brand-new expression The Macallan M Copper.

  • 20th June 2022
    Fettercairn 200 Club - A Partnership With Local Barley Farmers
    Fettercairn Distillery, alongside founding partners Bairds Malt, has launched the new Fettercairn 200 Club, a long-term partnership with Northeast barley farmers all within a 50 miles radius of the Fettercairn distillery. Partners are all situated in the local Aberdeenshire farming community on the doorstep of the Highland Single Malt Distillery.
  • 13th June 2022
    The Dalmore 21 Year Old 2022 Edition
    The Dalmore has released the next instalment of their annual 21 Year Old expression, initially matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels then further matured in in specially selected rare casks sourced from esteemed sherry makers Gonzalez Byass, of Jerez.

  • 13th June 2022
    Irish Distillers Unveil Midleton Distillery Carbon Neutral Plan
    Irish Distillers to invest €50 million over the next 4 years to fund projects aimed at transforming Midleton Distillery into a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026.

  • 13th June 2022
    World Whisky Forum 2022
    The 4th international World Whisky Forum will be taking place from 21st to 23rd June at Stauning Whisky Distillery in Denmark and this year it will turn its attention to the importance of sustainability in the whisky industry and for the first time you can also choose to take part virtually.

  • 10th June 2022
    Gold Spot 135th Anniversary Edition 9 Year Old
    Irish Distillers release a limited edition Gold Spot 9 Year Old single pot still whiskey to mark 135 years of whiskey bonding among the Mitchell family who founded the Spot Irish whiskey.

  • 8th June 2022
    Rock Island Mezcal Cask Edition
    Douglas Laing unveil Rock Island Mezcal Cask Edition, created with a blend of the classic Rock Island recipe of single malts and finished in ex-Mezcal casks, they describe it as 'perfect for summer'.

  • 3rd June 2022
    Glen Scotia Whiskies Get A New Look
    Campbeltown distillery, Glen Scotia, has unveiled new bottle and packaging designs for its standard and premium whisky range, as it continues to underline its ambition of being one of the most recognised and sought-after scotch whiskies in the world.
  • 1st June 2022
    Jura Distillery Cask Fčis Ěle 2022 Edition
    Jura marks the return of Fčis Ěle Festival with a toast to the community and the launch of a 14 year single sherry butt matured Jura Distillery Cask Fčis Ěle 2022 Distillery exclusive edition which will be available to buy at the distillery and online after Jura's Fčis Ěle festival day on Friday 3rd June.

  • 1st June 2022
    The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Batch 2
    The GlenAllachie release the second batch of their 30 Year Old , a marriage of six 1990 & 1991 vintage former Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads and puncheons, along with two 1990 American virgin oak barrels. It is said to be representative of The GlenAllachie house style and the direction Billy Walker is taking the distillery's flavour profile.

  • 26th May 2022
    The Epicurean Glasgow Edition Cask Strength 2022
    Douglas Laing has unveiled a second limited edition expression of The Epicurean Glasgow Edition, like the first release under this title, back in 2018, the new The Epicurean Glasgow Edition has been bottled at Cask Strength. Tasting notes are said to reveal 'fresh fruits with lashings of runny honey and sweet raspberry jam', a dram the Douglas Laing team describe as a 'spectacular melody of sweet flavours'.
  • 25th May 2022
    The Largest Bottle Of Scotch Whisky In The World Sells For Ł1.1m
    The world's largest bottle of Scotch whisky,
    The Intrepid, which stands at 5ft 11 inches tall and filled with 311 litres of The Macallan 32 Year Old single malt whisky which was distilled at the prestigious The Macallan distillery in Speyside in 1989, has sold for Ł1.1m ($1.375m) after going under the hammer live online today 25th May at international auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull.
  • 25th May 2022
    Kilchoman 16 Year Old Fčis Ěle 2022
    Kilchoman unveil the programme for the first in person Kilchoman Fčis Ěle Day since 2019 and the Islay farm distillery also unveils a 16 year old expression created from a combination of 5 first fill bourbon barrels filled in 2006 as their special Kilchoman Fčis Ěle 2022 bottling.

  • 25th May 2022
    Donate Ł5 To Support Ukraine For Chance To Win Rare Big Peat Bottle
    Douglas Laing has produced an 'extremely rare' one of one bottle bottle of Big Peat, its flagship Islay blended malt Scotch Whisky brand, to support the humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. For every Ł5 you donate to support Ukraine you will be in with a chance to win the Port Ellen rich bottle of Big Peat.

  • 24th May 2022
    Glengoyne Offline Edition - Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter Three
    In this digital age there is nothing worse than when trying to relax and enjoy your favourite dram you are interrupted by unwelcome phone calls, text messages or emails, well Glengoyne may just have a solution for whisky drinkers, the Glengoyne Offline Edition whisky box which includes a bottle of Glengoyne Legacy Series Chapter Three.
  • 24th May 2022
    Talisker 44 Year Old Forests Of The Deep Expedition Oak Series
    Talisker 44 Year Old Forests Of The Deep the oldest Talisker release to date. It is said to combine enticing aromas and sweet, smoky maritime accents. Described as an elemental Talisker with a oily-smooth texture and umami-rich taste with a sweet chilli-pepper finish.
  • 23rd May 2022
    Loch Lomond The Open’s 150th Championship 2022 Whiskies
    Loch Lomond distillery has released two new single malts to mark The Open’s 150th Championship 2022 - Loch Lomond The Open Course Edition 2022 22 Year Old matured in American Oak casks then finished in Haut-Médoc Claret Barriques and Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2022 matured in American Oak casks then finished in Bordeaux Red Wine Barriques.

  • 23rd May 2022
    Tamnavulin Appoint Leon Webb As Its new Distillery Manager
    Tamnavulin distillery has announced the appointment of a new Distillery Manager, Leon Webb. Leon is an experienced whisky maker who joined the distilling team at Tamnavulin this May after returning to his native Scotland following a period of five years in Canada, working as Master Distiller and Blender for the well-respected Shelter Point Distillery on Vancouver Island, B.C.
  • 20th May 2022
    The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition
    The GlenAllachie Billy Walker 50th Anniversary Past Edition, a 16 Year Old cask strength expression which is a combination of nine 2005 vintage Spanish Sherry butts and the first release in a trilogy to mark Whisky maker Billy Walker's 50 years in the Scotch whisky industry.

  • 20th May 2022
    Glen Scotia Global Live Tasting From The Campbeltown Malts Festival
    Grab a Glen Scotia tasting kit and join their live tasting from the Campbeltown Malts Festival or simply register and tune into the virtual event for free. The live global whisky tasting, the Global Gathering, will take place on the 26th and 27th of May 2022.

  • 20th May 2022
    Redbreast Dream Cask Double Cask Edition 30 Year Old
    Irish Distillers unveil 'Redbreast Dream Cask Double Cask Edition 30 Year Old' a marriage of a First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt and a Fill Bourbon Barrel so there should quite a cask influence in this 5th release in the Dream Cask Series which launches to mark World Whisky Day.

  • 19th May 2022
    Whyte & Mackay's Single Malts Take 24 Gold Medals At ISC 2022
    If you familiar with Whyte & Mackay’s increasingly impressive range of Scotch single malt whiskies these days from their Tamnavulin, Jura and The Dalmore distilleries then you wont be surprised to hear that between them they have picked up 24 Gold Medals at the International Spirits Challenge 2022 where whiskies undergo a scrupulous blind tasting assessment.
  • 18th May 2022
    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2022
    Kilchoman today unveiled the next limited edition of their popular exclusively sherry butt matured annual release, Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2022 which was 100% matured in Oloroso sherry butts to produce a balance of Kilchoman's earthy peat smoke and sherry.
  • 18th May 2022
    Big Peat Beach BBQ Edition Fčis Ěle 2022
    Douglas Laing marks this years Islay Festival with the release of Big Peat Beach BBQ Edition Fčis Ěle 2022, a cask strength limited edition of 3,000 bottles.
    Douglas Laing are also offering Islay Malt enthusiasts the chance to purchase one of just 70 Big Peat tasting packs, culminating in an interactive online tasting on 20th June.
  • 18th May 2022
    Chivas Bids Farewell To Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester
    Following the retirement of The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, Chivas Brothers has appointed a team, 'The Glenlivet Makers', led by new Distillery Manager, Lisa Glen

  • 17th May 2022
    Distell's Scotch Whiskies Scoops 32 Awards At The ISC 2022
    Distell's portfolio of Scotch whiskies which includes Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston single malts as well as Black Bottle and Scottish Leader blends has picked up an impressive haul of awards from the International Spirits Challenge 2022 with the top award going to a blend some whisky drinkers may have overlooked, Black Bottle Double Cask - Alchemy Series.

  • 16th May 2022
    Bimber Spirit Of The Underground Collection Third Release
    London’s Bimber Distillery today unveiled the third instalment of their 'The Spirit of the Underground Collection' - this time up the Bimber train has made stops at Camden Town, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill and Tower Hill stations.

  • 16th May 2022
    Institute Of Brewing & Distilling Creates A Sustainability Forum
    The Institute of Brewing & Distilling is organising several sustainability seminars to provide advice, expertise and case studies to help the industry to move to a more sustainable production and profitable industry future. One of these key events is the Masterclass Local that the International Section is holding under the title 'Sustainable Innovation in Brewing & Distilling' which will be held at the Spirit of Hven Distillery, located on Hven Island, in Sweden.
  • 13th May 2022
    Whyte & Mackay Owned Distilleries Scottish Oak Programme
    Whyte & Mackay's pioneering Whisky Maker Gregg Glass achieves landmark in his industry-leading Scottish Oak Programme with every distillery in Whyte & Mackay's portfolio now incorporated into the company’s industry-leading Scottish Oak Programme.

  • 13th May 2022
    Timorous Beastie Meet The Beast 13 Years Old
    Timorous Beastie Meet The Beast 13 Year Old, a not so Timorous cask strength Highland dram launches today, Friday 13th May, which whisky maker Douglas Laing have dubbed 'Meet The Beast Day'. Tasting notes include 'burnt orange zest, waxy honeycomb and spicy vanilla' in a dram the Douglas Laing team describe as a 'massive amplification' of the original Timorous Beastie.

  • 12th May 2022
    Glengoyne Cask Strength Batch 9
    Glengoyne announce the release Batch 9 in their Cask Strength series that has matured in a combination of American and European oak, comprising of First-Fill Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon, and Refill Casks. The result Glengoyne says is a vibrant and decadent whisky that truly brings the best out of each cask.

  • 12th May 2022
    Inter-Bev Announces Two Key Appointments To Its Scottish Team
    Acclaimed spirits producer International Beverage who lists Knockdhu (anCnoc), Old Pulteney, Balblair and Speyburn in its portfolio of Scotch malt whisky distilleries today announced two key appointments to its Scottish team, as the business gears up to deliver ambitious global growth plans across its award-winning whisky line-up.
  • 12th May 2022
    Edinburgh Whisky Fringe Festival Is Back For 2022
    I thought I would give this a quick mention as I am sure there are a few of you that have missed it over the past couple of years, the Edinburgh Whisky Fringe Festival is back for 2022. It will be held on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, 2pm – 6 pm each day. The venue will be the Edinburgh Whisky Fringe Festival's long-time home, Mansfield Traquair.
  • 11th May 2022
    Plans For A New Sustainable Dalmore Distillery Unveiled
    The Dalmore distillery has unveiled a capital investment programme which proposes an increase in production of the Highland single malt and also a transition to a green energy solution for the complete site for both the existing distillery and the proposed expansion which will see a second still house added to the site and a new visitor experience.
  • 10th May 2022
    Loch Lomond 46 Year Old Remarkable Stills Series
    Loch Lomond has unveiled the second release in its Remarkable Stills Series, and it is one of the rarest whiskies ever to be released by the independent distillery, a very rare Loch Lomond 46 Year Old single malt whisky. The unpeated single malt was distilled back in 1974, matured in American oak casks for 44 years, followed by a further two years maturation in a combination of first fill Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks.
  • 5th May 2022
    Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter Three
    Glengoyne The Legacy Series Chapter Three is the third and final instalment of the Legacy Series, matured in American oak sherry casks, it boasts a rich, fruity flavour profile, featuring notes of boozy raisins and spiced buns, slowly giving way to the silky caramel taste of Tarte Tatin and smooth cream sherry.

  • 4th May 2022
    Bunnahabhain Fčis Ěle 2022 Bottlings Unveiled
    Bunnahabhain has unveiled its first in person Fčis Ěle programme since 2019 and three special limited edition Bunnahabhain Fčis Ěle 2022 bottling's. But don't worry if you cant make it as you can still take part at home. The three bottling's are - Bunnahabhain Abhainn Araig, 1998 Calvados Cask Finish and 2004 Moine Tokaji Cask Finish.

  • 4th May 2022
    Molly Malone Small Batch Irish Whiskey Targets Travel Retail
    New Irish blended whiskey Molly Malone targets international markets, launching in travel retail at Dublin airport, it is as sweet as its Irish folk song namesake, Sweet Molly Malone. a sweet, gentle, very smooth, youngish and very easy to drink Irish blended whiskey that would make a great gift for any Irish whiskey drinker.

  • 2nd May 2022
    Macallan 32 YO Worlds Largest Bottle Of Whisky Auction For Charity
    The world's largest bottle of whisky, The Intrepid, a 311 litre bottle of The Macallan 32 Year Old is coming up for auction and could possibly become the most expensive bottle of whisky sold. 25% of the sale will be donated to the Marie Curie charity.

  • 2nd May 2022
    The GlenAllachie Relaunch White Heather Blended Scotch Whiskies
    GlenAllachie continues the resurrection of its White Heather Blended Scotch Whisky brand with the launch of a White Heather 15 Year Old expression which joins the White Heather 21 Year Old expression which launched last year.

  • 2nd May 2022
    White Heather 15 Year Old Review
    White Heather 15 Year Old is the second release in the relaunched White Heather premium Blended Scotch whisky brand from the folks at The GlenAllachie distillery. A quality blend which can easily give any single malt of this age a run for your money. It is a deliciously complex mix of single malts presented on a bed of solid grains.
  • 2nd May 2022
    White Heather 21 Year Old Review
    Review of the White Heather 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky, this was the first release in the relaunched White Heather whisky brand. A premium blend which is the creative work of The GlenAllachie Master Distiller Billy Walker.

  • 2nd May 2022
    Ł88 Million Investment Into Aberlour and Miltonduff Announced
    Chivas Brothers has unveiled a Ł88 million investment into their Aberlour and Miltonduff distilleries in Speyside. The investment will go into upgrading sustainable distillation technologies at the Speyside distilleries along with significant production capacity expansions to meet the growing global demand for Scotch.
  • 29th April 2022
    Speyburn Distillery Manager Bobby Anderson Retires After 22 Years
    International Beverage bids farewell to long standing Speyburn Distillery Manager Bobby Anderson who is retiring after 22 years at the distillery.

  • 29th April 2022
    Tamdhu Speyside Festival 2022 Bottlings Now Available Online
    Tamdhu Speyside Festival 2022 bottlings are now available to purchase online from today, the next instalment of the Dalbeallie series, Tamdhu Dalbeallie 5 and a special cask strength edition of their recently launched Tamdhu 18 Year Old.

  • 27th April 2022
    The GlenAllachie 8 Year Old Review
    The GlenAllachie add a 8 Year Old expression to their core line-up, a creative marriage of spirit aged in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry puncheons, along with virgin oak casks and red wine barriques. A deliciously juicy sherried dram that does not disappoint, a very well put together whisky and another cracking whisky from Billy Walker.

  • 27th April 2022
    Oxford Rye Whisky Batch 6 Crafty Little Rye Ballot
    The Oxford Artisan Distillery has unveiled their 6th Batch of Oxford Rye Whisky which they are releasing in a limited edition 20cl 'flask' size bottle named 'Crafty Little Rye', this will be exclusive to their distillery shop but they will also be selling 100 bottles via their online shop and to be fair to all whisky fans who may want to get hold of one of the wee bottles these 100 bottles will be sold via a ballot.
  • 27th April 2022
    The GlenAllachie Single Cask Batch 6 & Spirit of Speyside Bottling
    The GlenAllachie Distillery has launched Batch 6 of their UK-exclusive Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, and as if that is not enough they have also released a distillery exclusive bottling for this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which will run from 27th of April to the 2nd of May 2022.
  • 26th April 2022
    Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Returns To Full In Person Festival
    The Spirit of Speyside Festival returns to a full in person festival once again and there are around 550 events to choose from between Wednesday 27th of April to Monday 2nd of May 2022 and it looks like the weather will be dry this week.

  • 25th April 2022
    Glen Scotia 8 Year Old Peated PX Cask Finish Festival Release 2022
    Glen Scotia has unveiled their Campbeltown Malts Festival 2022 bottling, a heavily peated Glen Scotia 8 Year Old, matured in American first-fill bourbon barrels and finished in Pedro Ximénčs hogsheads before being bottled at cask strength.

  • 25th April 2022
    The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience
    If you fancy a bit of drama with your dram this summer then The Macallan Estate have just the thing for you, they have announced the return of its spectacular immersive theatre experience, which tells the story of its rich heritage through live performance. This unique experience will bring the legacy of The Macallan to life, whilst discovering notable places around The Macallan Estate. A selection of whisky drams will be included within the experience, as well as a picnic lunch.
  • 22nd April 2022
    Loch Lomond Whisky Gets A New Look
    Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled a new design for its packaging across its whisky range but don't worry it will be the same whisky you are already familiar with in the bottle.
  • 22nd April 2022
    Douglas Laing The Gauldrons Sherry Cask Finish Limited Edition
    Douglas Laing has announced the release of The Gauldrons Sherry Cask Finish, the first ever Limited Edition under their Campbeltown Malt Scotch Whisky brand. A marriage of Single Cask Single Malts exclusively from Campbeltown, the Blended Malt enjoyed a finishing period in specially selected Spanish Sherry Casks.
  • 22nd April 2022
    The Macallan Distil Your World New York
    The Macallan has unveiled Distil Your World New York, a new limited edition whisky created in collaboration with the Roca brothers to capture the essence of New York City.

  • 22nd April 2022
    Glenfiddich Grand Cru Reimaged By Jordan Dalah At Sydney Airport
    Glenfiddich has announced the launch of a limited-edition Glenfiddich Grand Cru collaboration with Australian fashion designer Jordan Dalah into the travel retail market exclusively at the Heinemann Tax & Duty Free shops in Sydney International Airport. The collaboration’s travel retail debut follows an Australia domestic launch in February to celebrate the new year.
  • 21st April 2022
    Jura 14 Year Old American Rye Cask Review
    Jura distillery are offering whisky fans something a little different with the release of the Jura 14 Year Old American Rye Cask, although the name of the whisky suggests that it is a Rye Cask matured Jura, it is actually a Rye Cask finished Jura. Undoubtedly one for the Jura fans, it has its DNA from start to finish with the honey and vanilla Jura spirit picks up from the bourbon casks, the Rye cask spices comes more to the fore with each mouthful making it more interesting are a few mouthfuls.
  • 21st April 2022
    Samuel Gelston's Single Malt Irish Whiskey Review
    Review of Samuel Gelston's Single Malt Irish Whiskey, a young single malt but priced inline with its age and the honey notes and oak spice still make it an enjoyable dram and one that wont break the bank.

  • 14th April 2022
    Samuel Gelston's Irish Cream Liqueur
    Here is one for those of you with a sweet tooth, Irish whiskey brand, Samuel Gelston’s, has added a new Cream Liqueur expression with a chocolate infusion to their line-up just in time for Easter.

  • 14th April 2022
    WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Inaugural UK Cocktail Competition
    Calling all innovative and creative bartenders, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey has launched its first ever UK cocktail competition where you can win a once in a lifetime trip to Vermont. The winning bartender and two runners-up will all be invited to the home of WhistlePig in Vermont, USA, as part of a special VIP trip.

  • 13th April 2022
    Surfs Up For Cutty Sark As It Partners With Surf England
    Scotch whisky Cutty Sark is partnering with Surfing England this summer. The sponsorship will include a programme of Cutty Sark tastings and activations at the English National Surfing Championships in Cornwall in May, the English Adaptive Surfing Open at The Wave in Bristol in July, and the English Interclub -Surfing Championships in Cornwall in September.

  • 13th April 2022
    World Whisky Forum 2022 Goes Virtual
    The 4th international World Whisky Forum will be held in June 2022 at Stauning Distillery in Denmark. This years overall theme is 'Sustainability' and the moderator, as in previous years, is Dave Broom and for the first time you can also choose to take part virtually.

  • 12th April 2022
    The GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series Reviews
    Review of the recently unveiled second batch of whiskies in the limited edition GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series, this batch consists of the GlenAllachie 15 Year Old Scottish Virgin Oak Finish, 10 Year Old French Virgin Oak Finish, and 10 Year Old Chinquapin Virgin Oak Finish.

  • 11th April 2022
    Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No.003 Review
    Fettercairn unveil the 3rd instalment of their Warehouse Collection, Fettercairn Warehouse 2 Batch No.003, a young whisky this time, a combination of 57% ex-American Bourbon barrels, 16% Rum Casks and 27% French red wine barriques.

  • 11th April 2022
    Scottish Craftsman's Association 23rd Whisky Experience
    Review of the Scottish Craftsman's Association 23rd Anniversary event and the whiskies tasted on the night by guest writer and Scotch Malt Whisky forum member, Companion of the Quaich, Murray Cohen. This years line-up was Deanston 18 year old, Glen Grant 18 year old, Jura Tastival 2017, Aberfeldy 19 Single Cask and Tullibardine 20 year old.

  • 6th April 2022
    Two of Ireland’s Oldest Whiskeys Sell For Record Prices
    The popularity of rare Irish whiskey continues to soar amongst private collectors and I would like to think wealthy whiskey drinkers, this was recently confirmed when a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter One 45 Year Old Irish single malt and a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Silent Distillery Collection Chapter Two 46 Year Old sold at auction for a combined price €94,000.
  • 5th April 2022
    Ardbeg Ardcore Committee Release Ahead Of Ardbeg Day 2022
    Ardbeg Ardcore Committee Release 50.1% ABV and Ardbeg Ardcore Main Release 46% ABV are a pair of 'Punked Up' limited edition whiskies created with roasted black malt to mark Ardbeg Day 2022. Notes of charcoal and sweet smoke make for an in-your-face nose, while potent notes of aniseed and dark chocolate stamp this bottle out as one fit only for the most Ardcore of fans.

  • 5th April 2022
    Douglas Laing The Epicurean Pledges Donation To The BEN Society
    Douglas Laing have announced the continuation of their relationship with the Benevolent Society for the Licensed Trade of Scotland, pledging their second annual donation on behalf of their Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky brand, The Epicurean.
  • 4th April 2022
    Tamdhu 18 Year Old Limited Release
    he offerings from Tamdhu distillery continue to mature under the management of Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd who took over the running of the Speyside distillery back in 2011, they have just announced the release of the latest addition to its 100% sherry cask matured collection, a Tamdhu 18 Year Old expression.
  • 4th April 2022
    Jameson 15 Year Old Single Pot Still
    Jameson has announced the launch of Jameson Anthology, a remastered series of unique limited editions which launches with a Jameson 15 Year Old Single Pot Still whiskey which was last seen back in 2000 and will be available via ballot.

  • 1st April 2022
    Kevin O’Gorman Icons of Whisky Master Distiller Of the Year 2022
    Kevin O’Gorman Irish Distillers Master Distiller at their massive Midleton Distillery has been crowned Master Distiller / Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards 2022.

  • 1st April 2022
    The Whisky Exchange April Fools Day Whisky 2022
    The Whisky Exchange today introduced what they call 'an exclusive, extra special whisky for April Fool’s Day'. And like the best jokes, it may look simple upon first glance, but there’s a lot going on underneath. Update - it has now been revealed as a 5 year old single malt whisky which was distilled at Ardnamurchan distillery.


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