Whisky Focus - Whisky News Archive 2010

Whisky News Archive 2010

Welcome to Whisky News archive 2010 where you can browse through old whisky news articles, reviews and more.

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  • 22nd December 2010
    The Glengoyne Christmas Cask - A World's First
    Available from Tuesday 28th December 2010, The Glengoyne Christmas Cask will be released each Christmas until 2014. Just 100 bottles will be released at a time, exclusively available to buy in person from the distillery shop.
  • 21st December 2010
    Dalmore EOS
    Eos is sister to Selene, Dalmores highly prized 1951 vintage and was selected from the same two outstanding sherry casks.
  • 21st December 2010
    Two New Winter Warmers From BenRiach
    It's the winter solstice today December 21st, so it's serendipitous that BenRiach is launching two exciting new products bearing these inspirational names. The BenRiach Solstice and the BenRiach Horizons.
  • 20th December 2010
    Isle of Skye Raises a Glass to Musselburgh
    Isle of Skye is giving lucky race goers attending the Christmas and New Year events at Musselburgh a chance to win a special VIP experience at Musselburgh Race Course on 16th February.
  • 15th December 2010
    Dalmore Aurora
    The Northern Lights is a shimmering, kaleidoscope of colours often seen from the Dalmore distillery and the inspiration for the Dalmore Aurora, a sublime 45 year old single malt that is both rare and magical.
  • 10th December 2010
    The Botanist Islay Gin From Bruichladdich
    Islay, the Scottish island famous for its whisky, now has an artisanal gin. Bruichladdich, renowned for their single malts, has distilled The Botanist, a gin with true island pedigree.

  • 9th December 2010
    Balblair Collaborates With Acclaimed Tailor
    Balblair Scotch Whisky has partnered with Scotland’s foremost bespoke tailor Peter Johnston to create a specially designed Balblair tie. The bespoke tie represents the shared philosophy of both Balblair single malt whisky and Peter Johnston.

  • 8th December 2010
    The Old Pulteney Ice Boat is Unveiled
    Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and explorer Jock Wishart, yesterday unveiled a specially designed ‘ice boat’ which will be rowed in a pioneering arctic expedition – The Old Pulteney Row to the Pole.
  • 8th December 2010
    Diageo Is Grand Scotch Whisky Master
    The coveted prize of Grand Scotch Whisky Master has been awarded to Diageo for the success of their Single Malt Scotch and Blended Scotch Whiskies.
  • 7th December 2010
    Jameson Sets The Pace With 3 Million Cases Sold
    Jameson further strengthened its position as the world’s leading Irish whiskey, with the announcement today of three million nine litre case sale globally.
  • 7th December 2010
    GlenDronach 38 Year Old Gets Top Award
    A GlenDronach 38 year old has become the highest scoring whisky out of 262 entries in the 2010 Malt Maniacs Awards.
  • 3rd December 2010
    Talisker And Lagavulin Best Daily Drams
    Malt Maniacs has awarded Lagavulin 16 year old their top award "the Non Plus Ultra Award 2010" and Talisker 10 year old their "Best Natural Cask Award 2010" in the ‘Daily Drams’ category.
  • 1st December 2010
    The Worlds Best Whiskies By Dominic Roskrow
    A well illustrated whisky book covering most of the whiskies we are likely to encounter. The straight forward unpretentious tasting notes and whisky anecdotes make this a comprehensive and entertaining guide.
  • 30th November 2010
    Alcohol Duty Review Is A Missed Opportunity
    The Scotch Whisky Association says the Treasury alcohol duty review is a missed opportunity to introduce a modern alcohol duty system that is simple and transparent.

  • 30th November 2010
    Old Pulteney Row To The North Pole Finalists
    Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky put 48 international adventurers to the ultimate test in the Pole Position Live Finals. The unique global competition offers one extraordinary person the once in a lifetime opportunity to become an active crew member in a record breaking expedition.
  • 29th November 2010
    Compass Box Celebrates 10th Anniversary
    Innovative independent whisky bottler
    Compass Box celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of 3 stunning special edition whiskies.
  • 25th November 2010
    anCnoc Single Malt is Festival Favourite
    anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky have celebrated their third successful year as lead sponsors of the renowned Leeds International Film Festival.
  • 24th November 2010
    Glengoyne 21 Year Old Wins Gold
    Glengoyne 21 Years Old has scooped a prestigious gold award in the £30 - £75 category at the highly respected Scottish Field Whisky Challenge for the third year in a row.
  • 23rd November 2010
    Panama Protects Scotch Whisky
    Authorities in Panama have granted an application by The Scotch Whisky Association for "Scotch Whisky" to be registered and protected as a geographical indication of origin.
  • 23rd November 2010
    Diageo may seek its Fortune with Jim Beam
    Diageo is poised to be the leader in a race for Fortune Brands $8 billion plus Jim Beam spirits business if the U.S. conglomerate is pressed into breaking itself up.
  • 22nd November 2010
    GlenDronach Latest Single Cask Bottlings
    Just in time for Christmas, GlenDronach, the richly-sherried Highland single malt, is issuing its latest batch of single cask bottlings. As always, it’s very limited, of exceptional quality and available worldwide.
  • 22nd November 2010
    GlenDronach Targets Corporate Sector
    GlenDronach distillery shows it's just as enterprising today...by hiring out its historic premises to the corporate sector.
  • 18th November 2010
    Macallan 64 Years Old In Lalique Fetches £288000
    A bottle of Macallan 64 year old Scotch whisky, housed within a Lalique crystal decanter, far exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $100,000 (£62,500) with a winning bid of $460,000 (£288,000) at Sotheby's in New York
  • 18th November 2010
    Cooley Champions of Europe Again
    Cooley Distillery has been named European Distiller of the Year for the third year running at the 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards banquet in London last night.
  • 18th November 2010
    Dufftown Songs Inspired By The Glenfiddich
    Richard Hawley’s stunning new EP "Dufftown Songs" have been released on the Glenfiddich website, where fans can download them for free, win tickets to an intimate live performance and watch exclusive footage of Richard at the Glenfiddich distillery and in the studio.
  • 17th November 2010
    Bruichladdich Distillery Powered By Whisky Waste
    Drink Bruichladdich and save the planet! Bruichladdich has installed a pioneering new system to get volts from malts to power its distillery exclusively from recycled whisky waste.
  • 17th November 2010
    Jameson Launches Easy Going Irish Print Campaign
    Jameson, the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, has launched a new series of global print advertisements as an extension of its successful international ‘Easy Going Irish’ campaign.
  • 17th November 2010
    The Unofficial Drambuie Royal Engagement Cocktail
    In an audacious display of commercial bandwaggonism, Jamie Stephenson, Brand Ambassador for Drambuie Liqueur has created the Engaging Dram to celebrate the announcement of Prince William's engagement to Miss Catherine Middleton.
  • 16th November 2010
    Ballantine’s Finest Centenary Year Closes
    International guests gathered in Scotland this month for a two day event to celebrate the centenary year of Ballantine’s Finest which was first produced in 1910.

  • 15th November 2010
    Balblair Releases Millennium Malt
    Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled its latest vintage expression – the Balblair 2000 which is the first of Balblair's vintage selection from this century.
  • 10th November 2010
    Minimum Pricing Rejected By Scottish Parliament
    Today’s decisive vote to reject minimum pricing by the Scottish Parliament has been warmly welcomed by Scotch Whisky distillers.

  • 9th November 2010
    MSPs Urged To Reject Minimum Price Plan
    Scotch Whisky distillers have urged MSPs to reject minimum pricing for alcohol when the Scottish Parliament votes at the final stage of the Alcohol Bill’s parliamentary process tomorrow.
  • 9th November 2010
    Octomore Scotch Single Malt of the Year
    The world’s peatiest whisky is now voted the world’s best. Whisky guru Jim Murray has named the Octomore Orpheus 3 as his Scotch Single Malt of the Year 2011 in his definitive whisky guide, the Whisky Bible.

  • 9th November 2010
    Octomore Orpheus 3
    Octomore Orpheus the worlds peatiest whisky has just got peatier. This third annual release is certified to an extraordinary 152ppm. The Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove.
  • 8th November 2010
    China To Protect Scotch Whisky
    China, an important market for Scotch Whisky has announced that it will recognise and protect "Scotch Whisky" as a product of Scotland.
  • 5th November 2010
    Scotch Whisky Bolsters Economy
    Nine out of Scotch Whisky’s top ten export markets grew in value over the first six months of 2010, according to new figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association.
  • 4th November 2010
    Auchentoshan Sundays at The Lock Tavern
    This Winter Londoners should prepare to challenge their perceptions with some unique Sundays at The Lock Tavern with Auchentoshan.
  • 2nd November 2010
    Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix
    Glenfiddich, the UK’s number one malt Scotch whisky, has announced the launch of Snow Phoenix - a unique whisky born of chance and adversity, which commemorates a moment of drama in Glenfiddich's long history.
  • 27th October 2010
    Glengoyne Christmas Food and Whisky Festival
    Glengoyne Christmas Food and Whisky Festival is a fun day with entertainment and stalls for all the family, with local, like-minded food and drink partners, showcasing the best local produce from the area.

  • 20th October 2010
    A Quartet of Awards for Drambuie 15
    Drambuie is celebrating winning two Gold Medals in the prestigious Drinks International Travel Retail Excellence Awards at TFWA Cannes for its new innovative addition to its Travel Retail range – Drambuie 15 year old.
  • 19th October 2010
    Become A Glenrothes Whisky Maker
    The Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky is launching a global competition to find four candidates who could become The Glenrothes Whisky Makers. And one of them could be you.

  • 14th October 2010
    Dalmore 64 Trinitas Sells For £100,000
    Dalmore 64 Trinitas ehe worlds most expensive whisky and the first bottle of whisky in the world to break the six figure price barrier was revealed today by The Dalmore distillery which has sold two bottles for £100,000 each.

  • 14th October 2010
    Smokehead In Search For The Greatest Rock Band
    Smokehead Whisky, in association with Marshall and Lick Library, is sponsoring the greatest unsigned rock band battle of all time, with the most coveted prize in the music industry: The Marshall Ultimate Band Contest.
  • 13th October 2010
    New Limited Edition Chivas Regal 18 Year Old
    Chivas Regal and Christian Lacroix extend luxury partnership with with the launch of a new limited edition Chivas Regal 18 year old bottle.
  • 12th October 2010
    BenRiach Distillery Company Boosts Sales Team
    The BenRiach Distillery Company, owners of the BenRiach and GlenDronach brands, is beefing up its sales team to allow them to further expand the availability of their malt brands worldwide.
  • 11th October 2010
    Diageo Special Releases 2010
    It is that time of year once again. Every autumn, Diageo unveils a small and highly desirable collection of limited edition single malt Scotch whiskies destined for the world’s top bars and the collections of single malt whisky connoisseurs.
  • 11th October 2010
    Whisky Bible 2011 World Whisky Award Winners
    Jim Murray’s World Whisky Awards 2011. The winners of the Whisky Bible 2011 World Whisky awards are...

  • 11th October 2010
    Whisky Bible 2011 Ballantine’s Takes Top Honours
    Ballantine’s 17 year old has topped all other whiskies in this year’s publication, which includes 4,500 different brands – of which over 1,000 new entries were tasted by Jim Murray in six months.
  • 6th October 2010
    The English Merchants Choice
    Glengoyne Distillery has challenged some of England’s best known and highly respected independent whisky retailers to select a rare limited edition single cask from the Glengoyne warehouses.
  • 5th October 2010
    Christmas Launch of ‘Art of Glengoyne’ Range
    Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is launching the first in a new range of special collectible tins, just in time for Christmas.
  • 4th October 2010
    Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve
    Ballantine's, the world’s No 2 range of blended Scotch whiskies, has added its first seasonal limited edition expression to the range, with the unveiling of Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve.
  • 1st October 2010
    Highland Park 50 Year Old Revealed
    Highland Park distillery has unveiled the oldest ever island single malt whisky - Highland Park 50 year old – launched exclusively at Harrods, London.
  • 1st October 2010
    Roseisle Produces Over 10 Million Litres
    the first large new scotch whisky distillery for more than 30 years has produced more than 10 million litres of spirit in its first year.
  • 30th September 2010
    Bruichladdich The Organic 2010 Release
    Islay's only organic whisky has now been released as a full scale world-wide bottling. Bruichladdich The Organic follows the inaugural, limited-edition bottling released last year by the distillery.
  • 29th September 2010
    Whyte & Mackay 30 Year Old For Less Than £15
    Whisky lovers wanting to enjoy a dram may get more for their money this week as Whyte & Mackay releases hundreds of bottles of Whyte & Mackay 30 year old, for the price of the Whyte & Mackay Special blend.
  • 24th September 2010
    GlenDronach Visitor Centre Gets Four Stars
    VisitScotland has awarded GlenDronach’s Visitor Centre four stars in recognition of its excellent facilities and services, making the Aberdeenshire distillery one of Scotland's top tourist attractions.
  • 24th September 2010
    New Look For The Six Isles
    The Six Isles premium Blended Malt Scotch Whisky from independent bottler and distiller, Ian Macleod Distillers, has undergone a redesign.
  • 23rd September 2010
    Bowmore 40 Year Old Unveiled
    Just 53 bottles of the limited edition Bowmore 40 Years Old will be released for sale worldwide. Priced at £6,500 per bottle, this is the ultimate luxury gift for the Single Malt whisky connoisseur.
  • 23rd September 2010
    Bowmore 1981 Vintage Series Limited Edition
    The Bowmore 1981 is the first in the Bowmore vintage series. This rare and limited release of only 402 bottles worldwide makes it a collectors’ must-have.
  • 23rd September 2010
    Introducing GlenDronach Distillery Managers Cask
    Visitors to the GlenDronach Distillery in Aberdeenshire this autumn can now fill their own special bottle from the Distillery Manager’s Cask.
  • 23rd September 2010
    Elvis to Appear at the Jura Music Festival
    A surprise addition to the Jura music festival was announced today as organisers revealed that Elvis will be making an appearance.
  • 22nd September 2010
    Glengoyne Where They Do Things Slowly
    Glengoyne has announced a recent 25% increase in case sales. So what does Glengoyne attribute this increase to?  Simple, the quality of its smooth tasting malt whisky which they attribute to their unique SLOW method of production.

  • 22nd September 2010
    Distillers Welcome Minimum Price Vote
    Scotch Whisky distillers welcomed today’s vote by the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee to remove minimum pricing from the Alcohol (Scotland) Bill.
  • 21st September 2010
    Laphroaig Live 2010 From Jerez Spain
    On September 23rd 2010 Laphroaig will be holding a live internet Laphroaig broadcast from the Harvey's bodegas in Jerez, Spain. They will be sampling some special Laphroaig expressions as well as some matured exclusively in Sherry barrels.

  • 21st September 2010
    Isle of Skye Reward Success At Ayr Gold Cup
    Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky was the dram of choice at this year’s William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup Festival (16-18 September), toasting the success of race champions and competition winners alike.

  • 21st September 2010
    Dr Whisky Appointed Balvenie Brand Ambassador
    Family-owned distiller William Grant & Sons Ltd. has announced the appointment of Dr. Whisky, Samuel J Simmons, PhD., as Global Brand Ambassador for The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch whisky.
  • 20th September 2010
    Record Visitors At Morrison Bowmore Distilleries
    Morrison Bowmore has announced a record whisky tourism season for its three whisky distillery visitor centres this year and for the company’s second Auchentoshan whisky festival in August.
  • 20th September 2010
    Isle of Skye Whisky the toast of the Clan MacLeod
    Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky, owned by independent family company Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, was the Official Whisky Sponsor of the Clan MacLeod Parliament World Gathering 2010.
  • 17th September 2010
    Whisky In The Sky Takes Grants To A New Level
    As part of The Grant’s ‘Discover a different angle’ campaign, several whisky tastings took place 40 metres in the air above the Southbank, London last week.
  • 16th September 2010
    New Venue For Ballantines Championship
    Ballantine’s, the No 1 ultra-premium Scotch whisky in Asia Pacific, will further benefit from its ongoing commitment to golf with the announcement that Korea’s largest golf event, the Ballantine’s Championship, is to move to newly built Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, South Korea.
  • 13th September 2010
    Gold Medals Pile Up For Diageo’s Scotch Whiskies
    With the 2010 results now announced by the major spirits competitions, Diageo is celebrating the 34 Gold Medals won for its Classic Malts Selection Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in 2010.
  • 9th September 2010
    Glenfiddich 50 Year Old 2nd Release
    Glenfiddich has announced the second release of the rare Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. With a strictly limited supply of just 450 bottles just fifty bottles are released worldwide each year.

  • 9th September 2010
    Islay Mist Range Gets New Packaging
    Islay Mist, the award winning Blended Scotch, is introducing new packaging across the range for the second half of 2010.
  • 7th September 2010
    Scottish Minimum Price Plan Is Illegal
    Scotch Whisky producers believe minimum pricing would breach EU and international trade rules.
  • 7th September 2010
    Over £1 Billion Boost From Duty Reform
    Taxing all alcoholic drinks at the same rate by alcohol content addresses concerns over low pricing and could raise over £1 billion extra revenue a year for the Government, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.
  • 6th September 2010
    Jura Launches Online Pub Quiz
    Jura has launched the Jura Pub Quiz. Every week for 12 months, Jura will be giving away one bottle of Jura to a different lucky recipient for correctly answering the Question of the Week.
  • 3rd September 2010
    Glengoyne Launch Of Eat Scottish Venison Day
    Scottish Venison and Glengoyne have joined together to promote Eat Scottish Venison Day on 4th September 2010, with Chef Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor demonstrating, with two new dishes, how whisky and venison are a perfect partnership.

  • 1st September 2010
    Glengoyne Launches New Port Cask Finish
    Glengoyne will now have a special cask finish as a permanent addition to their core range, with a different limited edition finish always on offer to the consumer. The first of the new cask finishes to be launched is a limited edition 13 Year Old Port Cask Finish.
  • 27th August 2010
    The Balblair Vintage Lounge
    Balblair Whisky has collaborated with internationally acclaimed Jazz and Blues singer Niki King for the launch of The Balblair Vintage Lounge – a new event that will match Balblair Vintage expressions with classic jazz performances in an evocative lounge setting.
  • 27th August 2010
    BenRiach Single Cask Bottlings Now Available
    BenRiach is issuing its latest batch of single cask bottlings this week. Available worldwide, Batch 7 maintains BenRiach’s reputation for encapsulating both quality and rarity in a glass.
  • 23rd August 2010
    Smokehead Takes Gold at San Francisco
    Hot on the heels of a Gold Medal for its explosive, peaty flavours from the highly respected Beverage Testing Institute (BTI), Smokehead, has been honoured with another Gold Medal, this time from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
  • 18th August 2010
    Highland Park 1970 Orcadian Vintage Series
    Highland Park, have launched the third bottling from the distillery's Orcadian Vintage Series - a 1970 Vintage.
  • 17th August 2010
    Famous Grouse Launches Premixed Cans
    The Famous Grouse, Scotland's best selling whisky, is launching the brand's first premixed can. The can will contain The Famous Grouse mixed with cola, in a new handy format.
  • 13th August 2010
    GlenDronach Cask In A Van Belgium Tour
    Last year, GlenDronach malt whisky selected a single cask from its Aberdeenshire distillery and took it round Belgium in the back of a van! The quirky tasting tour - called Cask in a Van proved so successful that they're repeating it again this year.
  • 12th August 2010
    Lagavulin Warehouseman 40 Years In The Business
    Iain McArthur, warehouseman at Lagavulin Distillery marked 40 years in the whisky business on 4 August 2010. Watch Iain's video interview recorded with Dave Broom.
  • 11th August 2010
    Edrington Malt Range Celebrates IWSC Success
    The Macallan and Highland Park are celebrating an impressive haul of four gold best in class awards at this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition.
  • 10th August 2010
    The Balvenie Peated Cask 17 Year Old
    The Balvenie has announced the launch of a new limited edition expression: The Balvenie Peated Cask aged 17 years, an exciting marriage of single malt Scotch whiskies finished in peated casks and new American oak.
  • 10th August 2010
    New Glenfiddich Explorers website
    Glenfiddich, today announced exciting new developments to its Explorers programme. Glenfiddich is inspiring its members with a new website, enabling them to explore the world of whisky and adventures through some truly pioneering content.
  • 9th August 2010
    Glengoyne Launches Two New Limited Editions
    Glengoyne is expanding its award-winning whisky portfolio with the launch of two new Limited Edition Single Cask Malts. The new 13 Years Old and 23 Years Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malts were handpicked by a team of experts at Glengoyne.
  • 9th August 2010
    Chivas Launches Limited Edition Tin By Alex Trochut
    Chivas Regal, the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, has teamed up with award- winning graphic designer and illustrator Alex Trochut, to launch a limited edition gift tin for its 12 Year Old expression.
  • 6th August 2010
    Bruichladdich Distils First Islay Gin
    Gin has been distilled on the famous whisky island of Islay for the first time. Bruichladdich distillery has distilled a genuine, artisanal Islay gin.
  • 2nd August 2010
    BenRiach Releases 2010 Wood Finishes
    BenRiach has this month released three exciting new Wood Finish expressions from its Speyside Distillery. Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, these whiskies have then been "finished" in either Rioja, Claret or Burgundy wine barrels.
  • 2nd August 2010
    GlenDronach Releases 4 New Wood Finishes
    More good news from GlenDronach. The distillery has announced the forthcoming release of four new wood finishes – the first of their kind ever to be released by the distillery in its 180 year history.
  • 2nd August 2010
    Raise A Glass To 2nd Auchentoshan Festival
    Following the success of the first Auchentoshan Whisky Festival last year, Morrison Bowmore Distillers has announced a 2nd 2010 Festival at Auchentoshan.
  • 2nd August 2010
    GlenDronach 7 New Single Cask Bottlings
    GlenDronach, the richly-sherried Highland malt, has released Batch 2 of its single cask bottlings which includes seven rare and very limited expressions.
  • 29th July 2010
    Glenmorangie Receives "Best in Class"
    Iconic whisky distiller Glenmorangie has picked up multiple gold "Best in Class" wins at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition.
  • 28th July 2010
    Cooley Collects 10 Gold Medals
    Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent Irish whiskey distillery, has matched the record it set in 2009 by winning 10 Gold Medals at the 2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition.
  • 26th July 2010
    Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2010
    Diageo has announced that its iconic Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Lagavulin is sponsoring this year’s Islay Jazz Festival.
  • 6th July 2010
    Molinari Leaves Impression At Scottish Open
    A bottle of Ballantine’s 30 Year Old whisky was presented to Edoardo Molinari in recognition of his Barclays Scottish Open victory on Sunday 11 July.
  • 12th July 2010
    Glenfarclas 105 Gets A New Look
    More than 40 years after the first bottling of Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength, J. & G. Grant have released new packaging which incorporates a bespoke bottle and contemporary repeat 105 pattern.
  • 6th July 2010
    The Six Isles Limited Edition Pomerol Finish
    Independent bottler and distiller, Ian Macleod Distillers, has launched a new Limited Edition Pomerol Finish of its award winning Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, The Six Isles.
  • 6th July 2010
    Ardbeg Whisky Fit For Heroes
    Lord Robertson donates his special cask of Ardbeg whisky to veterans’ charity Erskine.
    202 bottles have been signed by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen and will go on sale at the Ardbeg Distillery on 7th July.
  • 1st July 2010
    Aberlour Whisky Given New Look
    Aberlour, one of the world's most popular malt whiskies, has been given a more contemporary and luxe look to the Aberlour 12 Year Old, 16 Year Old, 18 Year Old and A'bunadh.
  • 28th June 2010
    The Age Matters
    Chivas Brothers, is today launching a global campaign to advocate the importance and value of whisky age statements to consumers.

  • 28th June 2010
    Bruichladdich Whisky Earns Environmental Award
    Bruichladdich whisky distiller has earned an environmental award from Scottish farmers for its green credentials and barley provisioning policy.

  • 28th June 2010
    Only Girls Allowed Whisky Tasting
    Ian Murray of First Drinks presented what is believed to be the first ever ladies only whisky tasting in the UK.
  • 25th June 2010
    The Whisky Show 2010
    The Whisky Show is a luxury whisky event. After the roaring success of the inaugural Show in 2009, the organisers are delighted to be putting on The Whisky Show again. This year’s event will be held at The Brewery in London on 29th-30th October 2010.
  • 23rd June 2010
    French Love Affair With Whisky Celebrated In Paris
    Scotch Whisky’s growing popularity in France – more than 5 bottles every second are shipped to the country - will be toasted at a reception in the British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris tonight.
  • 23rd June 2010
    Famous Grouse Gets Packaging Update
    The Famous Grouse has invested in a complete packaging update as it enters its 30th year as Scotland´s number one whisky.
  • 22nd June 2010
    Caol Ila New 25 Year Old
    A new member of the Caol Ila family of single malt Scotch whiskies has been announced by Diageo. A 25 year old single malt Scotch Whisky is now joining this highly popular and award-winning collection.

  • 22nd June 2010
    Whisky Industry Backs Plans For Duty Review
    The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to freeze the excise duty on alcohol and to press ahead with a review of the system this autumn.
  • 22nd June 2010
    US Open Winner Celebrates With A Ballantine's
    US Open winner Graeme McDowell celebrates his first major win in style with a limited edition Ballantine's Scotch whisky.
  • 21st June 2010
    Ballantine’s New Look Prestige Range
    Ballantine’s, the world’s No 2 range of blended Scotch whiskies, is set to leave an impression with the unveiling of new packaging for its multi-award winning prestige range.

  • 18th June 2010
    Discover Scotland - Discover GlenDronach Whisky
    Why not discover Scotland and its malt whisky this summer. And one of the best places to start discovering Scotland's extraordinary liquor is at the remarkable GlenDronach Distillery in Aberdeenshire.
  • 16th June 2010
    101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
    This new book from whisky expert Ian Buxton is simply, as it says in the title a guide to 101 whiskies that whisky enthusiasts simply must seek out and try, love them or hate them,  to complete their whisky education.
  • 11th June 2010
    Ballantine’s Tees Up For Scottish Open
    Ballantine’s, the world’s No 2 range of blended Scotch whisky, is reinforcing its commitment to international golf with a three-year extension of its official sponsorship of the Barclays Scottish Open.
  • 10th June 2010
    GlenDronach Releases New Single Cask Bottlings
    World Cup memories kick off as GlenDronach releases 7 new single cask bottlings.

  • 10th June 2010
    Smokehead Rocks Out
    Smokehead, the rich and powerful Single Malt Whisky by Ian Macleod Distillers, has been named the official whisky sponsor of Classic Rock Magazine.
  • 7th June 2010
    Ian Macleod Announces Significant Profit Increase
    Ian Macleod Distillers, one of the largest independent family companies in the UK spirits industry, has announced its financial results to 30 September 2009.
  • 7th June 2010
    English Whisky Companys First Peated Malt Whisky
    The English Whisky Company, England's only whisky distillery will begin selling the first ever peated English malt whisky on Tuesday 8th June.

  • 4th June 2010
    Glenlivet Bids For Global Leadership
    £10 Million distillery expansion signals The Glenlivets bid for global leadership in single malt Scotch whisky.

  • 4th June 2010
    Prince Charles Officially Opens Glenlivet Expansion
    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today opened a new expansion to The Glenlivet Distillery on Friday 4 June during a visit to Speyside, Scotland.
  • 2nd June 2010
    Taste of Gold for Smokehead
    Ian Macleod Distillers Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has been awarded an International Review of Spirits Gold Medal.
  • 1st June 2010
    Isle of Skye Offers VIP Treatment
    Isle of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky is offering the chance to win a VIP day at the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup along with an overnight stay.
  • 31st May 2010
    Ardbeg Supernova Returns
    Ardbeg has launched the second edition of its award winning single malt Supernova, The Ardbeg SN2010 is described by the company as “the peatiest Ardbeg ever”.

  • 28th May 2010
    Balvenie 40 Year Old Unveiled
    William Grant & Sons has unveiled a limited edition 40 year old expression of The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky available exclusively in travel retail outlets.
  • 27th May 2010
    The Famous Grouse Marks 30 Years At Number One
    The Famous Grouse has unveiled a limited edition gift box for the final 1980 bottles of its award-winning 30 year old blended malt.
  • 27th May 2010
    The Famous Grouse Taste Challenge
    The Famous Grouse has launched a tasting challenge in travel retail outlets. The tasting spans The Famous Grouse and both its variants The Black Grouse and The Snow Grouse.

  • 26th May 2010
    New GlenDronach Wood Finishes
    GlenDonach Distillery have announced the launch of a series of GlenDronach wood finishes – Sauternes, Virgin Oak, Moscatel and Tawny Port.
  • 25th May 2010
    GlenDronach Spirit Sales Sore
    Since being launched last spring, the Aberdeenshire distillery’s new range of single malts has sold some 25,000 cases worldwide, yielding extra sales of some £2.4 million.
  • 21st May 2010
    Royal Highnesses To Open Glenlivet Expansion
    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will open a new expansion to The Glenlivet Distillery on Friday 4 June during a visit to Speyside, Scotland.
  • 21st May 2010
    Four New Whiskies Announced By Diageo
    Diageo has announced four additions to their extensive range that will only be available to visitors to their Scottish distilleries. Lagavulin, Glenkinchie, Oban and Blair Athol distilleries will shortly be selling these special bottlings that won't be available anywhere else in the world.

  • 19th May 2010
    Diageo Managers Choice 4th And Final Release
    Following earlier batches launched in September, January and April, Diageo are now launching the fourth and final set of their exclusive single-cask collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

  • 17th May 2010
    Diageo Reveal 2010 Islay Festival Bottlings
    Diageo has now revealed the two limited-edition single cask bottlings of Lagavulin and Caol Ila which will be sold at this year's Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

  • 10th May 2010
    Scotch Whisky Dominates Power 100 Drinks List
    Scotch whisky brands continue to dominate the annual The Power 100 table of the world’s leading alcoholic drinks brands.
  • 10th May 2010
    Scotch Whisky Makers Toast Growth In Brazil
    A 56% increase in exports confirmed Scotch Whisky’s growing popularity in Brazil in 2009, according to new figures published by the UK-based Scotch Whisky Association.
  • 7th May 2010
    Rare Glenfiddich 1937 For Sale
    An exceptionally rare bottle of Glenfiddich distilled in 1937 is expeceted to fetch as much as £20000 when it goes up for sale in Edinburgh on 16 June 2010.

  • 4th May 2010
    Cutty Sark Gets New Brand Controller
    The Edrington Group announced today that Jason Craig has been appointed brand controller with the newly-acquired Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky brand.

  • 28th April 2010
    Discovering Scotland's Distilleries
    Discovering Scotland's Distilleries is a new whisky guide book which is set to hit the shelves on 28th May 2010. Covering every operating malt whisky distillery in Scotland and listing full tour details and visitors information for those that are open for tours.

  • 21st April 2010
    Local Man Takes Over At Springbank
    Springbank, the iconic Campbeltown whisky distillery, has this week announced a summertime change of management that will see the first locally-born man take charge of production in over 60 years.

  • 20th April 2010
    Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
    Family owned Glenfarclas have added a new 40 Years Old whisky to their portfolio of premium Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. It will be launched during the 2010 Spirit of Speyside festival.
  • 13th April 2010
    Glengoyne Distillery Launch New Tours
    Glengoyne is now offering a fantastic NEW range of comprehensive Guided Tours that take you behind the scenes at the distillery and give you an amazing insight into the production of scotch whisky.

  • 12th April 2010
    Talisker Bounty Boat Re-enactment Of Captain Bligh
    The Talisker Bounty Boat and its crew are attempting the first ever authentic re-enactment of Captain Bligh's "Mutiny On The Bounty" journey and at the same time attempting to raise money for The Sheffield Institute Foundation for Motor Neurone Disease.

  • 7th April 2010
    Diageo Managers Choice 3rd Release
    Diageo has launched the 3rd batch of their first ever single cask collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies named The Managers Choice.

  • 31st March 2010
    Dave Broom At The Glenlivet Distillery
    Whisky writer and connoisseur Dave Broom recently visited The Glenlivet Distillery in preparation for his Whisky Master Classes at the forthcoming Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which takes place from 29th April – 3rd May 2010.

  • 25th March 2010
    Macallan Ice Ball Serve
    The Macallan has thrown its hat into the ring by creating an innovative serving method expressly for those who like their whisky with ice.
  • 25th March 2010
    Four New Highland Park Vintages
    Highland Park has launched a new Highland Park Vintage Editions range exclusive to Global Travel Retail, consisting of four single malt whiskies distilled in 1998, 1994, 1990 and 1973.

  • 24th March 2010
    Dalmore Mackenzie Limited Edition
    Dalmore has released 3,000 limited edition bottles of this new highland single malt to mark a new era in the distillery’s long affiliation with The Mackenzie Clan.
  • 23rd March 2010
    The Macallan 21 Year Old Wins Ultimate Trophy
    The Macallan Fine Oak 21 year old single malt scooped the top prize, the esteemed Ultimate Spirits Chairman's Trophy, at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.
  • 18th March 2010
    Batch Three of The Balvenie Signature Released
    World-renowned Malt Master, David Stewart, today announces the release of ‘Batch Three’ of his award-winning Balvenie Signature single malt whisky.
  • 17th March 2010
    Grant’s Conducts a Classic Night Out
    As part of its on-going partnership with Classic FM, Grant’s – the UK’s number three blended whisky – sponsored Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 15th March for the second successive year.
  • 11th March 2010
    Mortlach 70 Years Old The Worlds Oldest Whisky
    Released under independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's Generations range, Mortlach 70 Years Old is the oldest bottled single malt Scotch whisky in the world.

  • 5th March 2010
    Ardbeg’s Winning Streak
    Ardbeg has announced that Ardbeg Corryvreckan has just won two coveted awards: World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards and Single Malt of the Year by Malt Advocate Magazine.
  • 4th March 2010
    A Double Dram of Gold for Smokehead
    Smokehead, Ian Macleod Distiller’s Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has been awarded two Gold Medals in the highly respected Beverage Testing Institutes’ International Review of Spirits Packaging Competition.

  • 3rd March 2010
    Icons Of Arran Second Release The Rowan Tree
    Isle of Arran distillery have announced the forthcoming release of the The Rowan Tree which is the Second edition of the Icons of Arran Limited Edition Series and a follow-up to the very highly rated Arran Peacock.

  • 25th February 2010
    New Glenfiddich Rich Oak 14 Year Old Whisky
    Glenfiddich today honours the distillery’s long history of wood mastery with the release of the 14 year old Glenfiddich Rich Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

  • 12th February 2010
    Glenfiddich Hands Over Precious 50 Year Old
    Whisky history was in the making when Glenfiddich handed over a bottle of the precious Glenfiddich 50 year old to Rajbir Singh Sawhney from The Whisky Exchange.

  • 12th February 2010
    Cooley Named Malt Advocate Distillery Of The Year
    Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent whiskey distiller, has been named Distillery of the Year at the 16th Annual Malt Advocate Whisky Awards.

  • 12th February 2010
    Ardbeg Committee Celebrates 10th Anniversary
    Ardbeg have announced the release of a special bottling to named Ardbeg Rollercoaster to mark the 10th anniversary of its ardent follower’s society – the Ardbeg Committee.

  • 3rd February 2010
    Edrington To Buy Cutty Sark Brand
    Edrington Group today announced that they will buy the Cutty Sark brand from Berry Bros. & Rudd. Under the deal, BB&R will acquire The Glenrothes single malt brand from Edrington.
  • 3rd February 2010
    Bruichladdich Install The Ugliest Still In Scotland
    Bruichladdich have announced the installation of an unusual fifth still which has been named Ugly Betty and with good reason.
  • 1st February 2010
    Bruichladdich Re-install Scotland's Oldest Pot Still
    Bruichladdich distillery have re-installed Scotland's oldest pot still. Commissioned in 1880 it is likely to be the oldest pot still in use in Scotland at 130 years old.

  • 26th January 2010
    6th Release Of Rare Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
    Glenfiddich today announced the 6th release of the rare Glenfiddich 40 Year Old, with only 600 bottles released worldwide.
  • 26th January 2010
    Glenfiddich Unveils New 30 Year Old
    Glenfiddich today announced a new release of the highly sought-after Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky.
  • 19th January 2010
    Bruichladdich To Convert Waste To Electricity
    Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay is to build an anaerobic digester which will convert waste into methane gas, which will be burned to make electricity.

  • 15th January 2010
    Diageo Managers Choice 2nd Release
    Diageo has launched the 2nd batch of their first ever single cask collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies named The Managers Choice.

  • 14th January 2010
    Old Pulteney Launch WK499 Isabella Fortuna
    Inver House Distillers has launched a limited-edition variant of Old Pulteney Scotch whisky named
    "WK499 Isabella Fortuna" exclusively for travel retailers.
  • 12th January 2010
    Johnnie Walker Double Black
    Diageo today announced the test launch of a new deluxe variant of Johnnie Walker Black Label. The new Johnnie Walker Double Black is a peatier version of Johnnie Walker Black Label will be tested in global travel retail outlets.


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