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Whisky News Archive 2009

Welcome to Whisky News archive 2009 where you can browse through old whisky news articles, reviews and more.

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  • 14th December 2009
    Bruichladdich Launch Octomore Orpheus 2.2
    Bruichladdich today released the latest addition to the
    Octomore series of bottlings - Octomore Orpheus 2.2
  • 7th December 2009
    Limited Edition Glengoyne Merchants Choice
    Glengoyne Distillery challenged some of Scotland’s best known independent whisky retailers to select a rare limited edition single cask from the Glengoyne warehouses that they would be proud to name. This is what they chose.

  • 3rd December 2009
    Whisky The Perfect Christmas Accompaniment
    Food & Whisky gang thegither. In this short video, The Balvenie whisky expert Andrew Forrester guides you through the best dishes to pair with various whiskies.

  • 27th November 2009
    Whyte & Mackay Global Distiller of the Year 2009
    The world renowned International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) has voted Whyte & Mackay Global Distiller of the Year 2009.

  • 27th November 2009
    Cooley Named European Distiller of the Year
    Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent Whiskey distiller, has been named European Distiller of the Year for the second year running at the 2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards.

  • 20th November 2009
    Gold For Glengoyne Second Year In A Row
    Judges at the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge surprised even themselves this year, by once again awarding Glengoyne 21 Year Old overall 2009 Distillery Bottling of the Year for the second year in a row.
  • 19th November 2009
    The Whisky Show 2009 Hailed As A Great Success
    The Whisky Show 2009 premium whisky event which took place at the magnificent Guildhall in the City of London earlier this month has been hailed as a great success and plans are being formulated for a 2010 event.
  • 18th November 2009
    The Dalmore Oculus Sells For £27,500
    A unique decanter of Dalmore Oculus which is a blend of some of the finest whiskies of the last 140 years has sold at Bonhams auction today for £27,500
  • 12th November 2009
    The Spirit of Kilbeggan
    Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent whiskey distillery, has released a limited bottling of the new Spirit distilled by the 19th century refurbished still in operation in the Old Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath.

  • 9th November 2009
    Highland Park Release Orcadian Vintages Series
    Highland Park have launched the eagerly anticipated 1964 and 1968 expressions from the distillery’s new Orcadian Vintage Series in response to the growing demand for high quality aged single malt whisky.
    Also see Highland Park 1964 and Highland Park 1968
  • 9th November 2009
    Highland Park Earl Magnus Edition 1
    Highland Park has announced the launch of its latest premium single malt whisky, The Earl Magnus Edition 1 - a perfectly-balanced natural strength bottling taken from hand selected casks from the turn of the last century.

  • 5th November 2009
    Colin Montgomerie Visits Glengoyne Distillery
    Colin Montgomerie and Gavin Hastings visited Glengoyne Distillery this week as they set out on a charity walk along the West Highland Way on behalf of the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation.

  • 29th October 2009
    Scotch Whisky's Longest Serving Coppersmith
    Coppersmith, Dennis McBain will today mark his 50th anniversary with the same whisky distillery in Scotland. Dennis became coppersmith at The Balvenie Distillery in Speyside in 1959 aged just 17.

  • 28th October 2009
    Ewan McGregor Signed Glengoyne Whisky
    Ewan McGregor and co-star Eva Green signed bottles of Glengoyne whisky for charity at the recent wrap party for The Last Word, the movie they have just completed filming in Glasgow.
  • 22nd October 2009
    Smokehead at the Classic Rock Roll of Awards
    Smokehead at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. Plus a whisky competition giving you the chance to win tickets to Classic Rocks Award Week gigs.

  • 21st October 2009
    World of Whiskies Launches New Website
    For the first time, customers will be able to explore and place an order from the huge variety of whisky available at the World of Whiskies travel retail shop before they even get to the airport.

  • 19th October 2009
    Drambuie Unveils THE ROYAL LEGACY OF 1745
    Drambuie have announced the launch of the world’s finest cask infused malt whisky liqueur - The Royal Legacy of 1745. Exclusive to travel retail.

  • 12th October 2009
    Diageo Special Releases 2009
    A limited edition of nine Single Malt Scotch Whiskies - some among the rarest and most sought after - have just been released from Diageo's stock. All are bottled at full cask strength. We have the info and tasting notes on every new release.

  • 12th October 2009
    New Jura Prophecy
    This heavily peated single malt is compared to whisky that was brewed on the mysterious island of Jura centuries ago and features an alluring third eye on the bottle which symbolises the ability to see into the future.

  • 8th October 2009
    Glenfarclas 30 Year Old Doing Well Down Under
    Glenfarclas 30 Years Old has been named the best available Malt Whisky in Australia, for the second time.

  • 7th October 2009
    Ian Macleod Launch New Chieftain’s Range
    Independent bottler and distiller Ian Macleod, is to launch a range of new releases from their exclusive Chieftain’s limited edition collection.

  • 6th October 2009
    Interview With Keith Law Master Blender
    We put some questions to Keith Law, Diageo Master Blender with over 30 years experience in the whisky industry. Since joining Diageo, Keith has worked at each of Diageo’s 27 malt distilleries and 2 grain distilleries. Also see Keith Law Biography
  • 6th October 2009
    Ardbeg Supernova Best Scotch Whisky Of The Year
    Ardbeg Supernova has been named Best Scotch Whisky of the Year, the third year running an Ardbeg single malt has been awarded such a prestigious accolade.

  • 5th October 2009
    Dalmore Releases £10,000 Sirius Malt Whisky
    Dalmore Sirius a rare 1951 vintage single malt whisky with a recommended price tag of £10,000 per bottle has been released today.

  • 5th October 2009
    The Dalmore Launches First Ever 18 Year Old
    The Dalmore has launched a new 18 year old expression for the first time in its illustrious 170 year history.

  • 5th October 2009
    Jim Murray’s World Whisky Awards 2010
    Jim Murray’s World Whisky Awards category winners from the newly released Whisky Bible 2010. Read Jim Murray's comments on this winners.

  • 1st October 2009
    Glengoyne Adds 12 Year Old To Core Range
    Glengoyne is launching an exciting new edition to its acclaimed core range, the Glengoyne 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

  • 25th September 2009
    Whisky Author Challenges Publishers Morals
    Whisky Guru Jim Murray has challenged whisky book publishers morals after they have reprinted a book he wrote in 1997 and claim it is up to date and reflects the current whisky industry.

  • 22nd September 2009
    Glengoyne Distillery Summer of Success
    Glengoyne whisky distillery has reported its busiest summer season in its 175 year history. Last month, 7,672 tourists visited the distillery located in the heart of the Trossachs.

  • 18th September 2009
    Gold Bowmore
    First there was White, then Black and now the exquisite trilogy is complete with the release of the exclusive Gold Bowmore – a 44 year old single malt whisky from Bowmore’s famous weather beaten distillery on the Scottish Island of Islay.

  • 16th September 2009
    Whyte & Mackay's Master Blender For Sale
    Whyte & Mackay has today announced the launch of a new bespoke whisky service that comes with a £20,000 price tag.

  • 11th September 2009
    Bowmore Tempest
    Bowmore has today revealed a new limited edition expression – unlike any other Bowmore Single Malt - Bowmore Tempest.

  • 8th September 2009
    New Packaging For Glenfiddich Range
    Glenfiddich have unveiled a series of new packaging designs for its iconic Glenfiddich 12, 15 and 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

  • 4th September 2009
    Diageo Managers Choice
    Diageo has launched its first single-cask collection of single malt Scotch whiskies. Labelled The Managers' Choice, the rare limited-edition series is aimed at collectors and connoisseurs.

  • 4th September 2009
    Interview With Diageo's Craig Wallace
    We talked to Craig Wallace, a Diageo Malt Whisky Specialist, about his contribution to The Managers’ Choice project.

  • 4th September 2009
    The Managers Choice First Batch Released
    The first 6 of 27 single cask malt whiskies released in the new The Managers Choice Series. This first batch includes Oban, Teaninich, Glen Elgin, Cardhu, Linkwood and Mortlach single cask malt whiskies.

  • 1st September 2009
    Ardbeg Corryvreckan
    Ardbeg, revered by whisky connoisseurs as the Ultimate Islay malt whisky announces the launch of Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

  • 4th August 2009
    The Whisky Show London
    Scheduled for November 6th 2009 this Ultra Premium Whisky event is an exciting and very welcome new addition to the whisky events calendar.
  • 27th February 2009
    Japanese Nikka Whisky
    Never tried a Japanese whisky? Why not check out our special feature on the Nikka Whisky Company.

  • 17th September 2007
    New Release - Glenfarclas The Family Casks
    Glenfarclas Whisky have just launched a new range of Glenfarclas expressions, The Family Casks. This is a collection of 43 single casks, with one for every year from 1952 to 1994.


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