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Whisky News Archive 2023

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  • 29th September 2023
    House Of Hazelwood & Linley Calendar One Of One Auction
    As a follow up to the article on the Distillers One of One charity auction below  I can share with you some more info on the House Of Hazelwood offering, the House Of Hazelwood & Linley have unveiled a One-Of-A-Kind Whisky Advent Calendar For The Distillers One Of One Auction which contains a full bottle of a rare 51 Year old sherry cask matured Scotch blended whisky.

  • 29th September 2023
    Label 5 City Lights Edition
    AI creates endless designs for Label 5’s new Limited-Edition launch. Each colourful bottle of the new ‘City Lights’ Edition is unique and can be found in Morrison's supermarkets priced at £22.50 for a 1 litre bottle.

  • 29th September 2023
    Cutty Sark Centenary Edition
    Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky celebrates 100 years of adventure unveiling a rare 23 Year Old centenary edition crafted to mark the occasion aboard its namesake ship.

  • 29th September 2023
    The Distillers One of One Auction In Aid Of The Distillers’ Charity
    The Distillers One of One charity auction reveals ultra-rare 'associate' whisky lots one week before live auction. All proceeds from this extraordinary auction will be channelled toward The Distillers' Charity, with a primary focus on the Youth Action Fund.

  • 28th September 2023
    Glenmorangie A Tale of Tokyo
    Glenmorangie A Tale of Tokyo is the next instalment in Glenmorangie's 'Tale Of', this release is the result of an experiment with the rarest of Japanese Mizunara oak casks.

  • 27th September 2023
    Old Pulteney Port Coastal Series
    Old Pulteney release the second instalment in their Coastal Series, Old Pulteney Port which aims to take you on a journey from the Highlands of Scotland to the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal.

  • 27th September 2023
    GlenAllachie Launch Peated Single Malt Brand Meikle Tòir
    The GlenAllachie distillery unveils Meikle Tòir, a new peated single malt whisky brand which launches with four new 5 Year Old whiskies - The Original, The Sherry One, The Chinquapin One and The Turbo which should be a bit of a peat monster at 71PPM.

  • 27th September 2023
    Port Of Leith Now Taking Distillery Tour Bookings
    The remarkable nine-story high, £12 million, Port of Leith distillery has finally come to fruition and is now taking tour bookings ahead of it opening on Wednesday 13th October.

  • 26th September 2023
    Whyte & Mackay Returns To Cannes With New Travel Retail Exclusives
    Having been a driving force in travel retail over some tough times for the industry in the past few years Whyte & Mackay returns to Cannes to build on stunning growth with new Travel Retail Exclusives from Jura and Tamnavulin.

  • 22nd September 2023
    Kilchoman 100% Islay 13th Edition Review
    Review of the Kilchoman 100% Islay 13th Edition which this year is a combination of 44 bourbon barrels, so notably there are no sherry casks in this years mix. This is all about the sugars, oak, vanilla and peat as you would expect from this years cask selection, another cracking release from Islay's farm distillery.

  • 22nd September 2023
    anCnoc Sherry Cask Finish Peated Edition Review
    Review of the new peaty permanent addition to the anCnoc core range, anCnoc Sherry Cask Peated edition, a shy nose but delicious in the mouth and finish, the balance of anCnoc DNA, peat smoke and sherry make for a very pleasurable dram.

  • 22nd September 2023
    anCnoc Peatheart Batch 3 Review
    Review of Batch 3 of the peaty anCnoc Peatheart, deliciously moreish sweet peaty dram packed with anCnoc's signature honey, lemon and a touch of oak spice all infused with sweet peat that would satisfy any peaty whisky fan.

  • 22nd September 2023
    anCnoc 12 Year Old Revisted
    As a warm up to me tasting the new anCnoc Peatheart Batch 3 and anCnoc Sherry Cask Finish Peated Edition Review (see links above) I revisited the anCnoc 12 year old, the stalwart in the anCnoc whisky core range and still one of the best, most complex and consistently good entry level malt whiskies around.
  • 21st September 2023
    Douglas Laing 6 XOP Single Casks To Mark 75th Diamond Anniversary
    Family-owned Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders and Bottlers Douglas Laing are celebrating 75 years in the whisky business and they are marking the milestone with the release of Six XOP Single Cask Diamond Anniversary Sets. This remarkable collection comprises a Speyside's Finest 55 year old, Port Dundas 45 year old, Macallan 35 year old, Blair Athol 30 year old, Cameronbridge 45 year old, and a elusive Port Ellen 40 year old, all standing as testaments to their commitment to excellence.

  • 19th September 2023
    GlenDronach Grandeur 29 Year Old Batch 12
    The GlenDronach Distillery has unveiled the 2023 instalment of in their premium Grandeur series, The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 12 29 Year Old, which they describe as 'one of its most luxurious expressions to date'.
  • 19th September 2023
    Ardgowan Appoint Contractor For New £20m Zero Carbon Distillery
    Inverclyde’s first zero-carbon whisky distillery, Ardgowan Distillery, has enlisted the services of Muir Construction, based in Inverkeithing, for the commencement of the initial phase of its ambitious £20 million whisky production facility, often referred to as the 'cathedral of whisky.'

  • 18th September 2023
    Dal Riata Distillery Construction Gets The Go Ahead
    Argyll & Bute Council has granted planning permission to Dal Riata Distillery Ltd for the construction of a brand-new distillery named 'Dal Riata' situated along the shores of Campbeltown Loch. This multifaceted development will encompass a Distillery, museum, visitor centre, and retail outlet.

  • 15th September 2023
    Littlemill 45 Year Old The Vanguards Collection Chapter One
    Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery, Littlemill, which was established in 1772 has unveiled the first release in what will be a series of four annual releases which they have named, The Vanguard Collection. The Collection launches with Littlemill 45 Year Old The Vanguards Collection Chapter One which was aged in refill American Oak casks before receiving a final five-year maturation in a first-fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead.

  • 15th September 2023
    Scallywag Winter Edition 2023
    As summer fades into a distant memory Douglas Laing has unveiled its annual release of it Speyside blended malt whisky winter warmer Scallywag. Scallywag Winter Edition 2023 which remains true to self with 100% Sherry Cask maturation from the finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry butts.

  • 15th September 2023
    Big Peat Christmas Edition 2023
    Whether you want to hear it or not, Christmas is on the way! And once again that festive bunch at Douglas Laing just cant wait for Christmas to come. They have just unveiled their Big Peat Christmas 2023 Edition and it is the first ever Big Peat Christmas expression to be finished in Sherry Casks, truly encapsulating the flavour of Christmas.

  • 14th September 2023
    International Beverage Acquires Cardrona Distillery
    In whisky business news International Beverage, a global player in the beverage industry, who already boasts Scotch malt whiskies Old Pulteney, Speyburn, Balblair and anCnoc amongst its portfolio has officially confirmed its acquisition of Cardrona Distillery, a trailblazing premium whisky and spirits producer in New Zealand.

  • 14th September 2023
    Tamdhu Cigar Malt III
    Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled the latest addition to its sherry rich Cigar Malt series, Tamdhu Cigar Malt III, matured in first fill European Oak Oloroso Sherry Casks to harmonise seamlessly with a hand-rolled cigar.

  • 13th September 2023
    Jura Islanders’ Expressions No. 2 Pale Ale Finish At Dubai Duty Free
    If you will be passing through Dubai international airport in the near future then look out for ongoing Jura Scotch single malt whisky campaign which owners Whyte & Mackay has running there to shine a light on its latest travel retail exclusive release, Jura Islanders’ Expressions No. 2 – Pale Ale Finish.

  • 12th September 2023
    Fettercairn 16 Year Old 2023 Limited Edition
    Its that time of year once again, Fettercairn distillery located at the foothills of Cairngorm mountains in the Highland of Scotland has unveiled their 4th annual release in their unique Fettercairn 16 Year Old single malt series. This time the 16 year old has undergone maturation in first-fill ex-Port Pipes and ex-Bourbon casks.

  • 12th September 2023
    Berry Bros. & Rudd Collective #1: The Pioneers
    Berry Bros. & Rudd Collective #1: The Pioneers is a series of ten bottling's to showcase the sustainable talents of spirit producers from around the globe, the Collective #1: The Pioneers launches with 9 whiskies and a Cognac.

  • 11th September 2023
    Le Clos and Gordon & MacPhail Unveil Glenlivet 74 Year Old
    Le Clos unveil a rare Glenlivet 74 Year Old at Dubai international airport, distilled in 1949 and matured in Gordon & MacPhail's warehouse for over 7 decades in a refill Sherry butt.

  • 8th September 2023
    Bowmore The Lovers Transformed 23 Year Old & 36 Year Old Whiskies
    Bowmore has unveiled the third instalment of its acclaimed collaboration with the graphic artist and illustrator, Frank Quitely. This release, named 'Lovers Transformed,' comprises two exclusive single malts: a Bowmore 23 Year Old and a Bowmore 36 Year Old. These remarkable whiskies will make their debut in select travel retail locations worldwide, starting from September 11th.

  • 7th September 2023
    Old Pulteney Announces Highland Whisky Festival 2023 Experiences
    For the Highland Whisky Festival 2023 (22nd - 29th September) Old Pulteney is opening its distillery doors to whisky enthusiasts and offering them the choice of three unique distillery tours.

  • 7th September 2023
    Berry Bros & Rudd 2023 Autumn Release's
    Berry Bros. & Rudd unveil their 2023 Autumn Release's, which features a diverse line-up that includes Linkwood 2013, Balmenach 2011, Glenlossie 2010, Linkwood 2010 Pedro Ximenez Finish, Wire Works 2018, Ledaig 2009, Dufftown 1975, and Savanna 2016.

  • 7th September 2023
    International Beverage Set To Acquire Larsen Cognac
    In whisky business news this week, International Beverage, who boasts Scotch blended whisky brand Hankey Bannister and the Scotch single malt whiskies Old Pulteney, Speyburn, Balblair, anCnoc as part of its portfolio has finalised an agreement with Anora Group plc for the acquisition of their Larsen Cognac business.

  • 24th August 2023
    Institute Of Brewing & Distilling Launches First Course For Distillers
    The Institute of Brewing & Distilling introduces inaugural course for distillers. They have just unveiled the 'Spirit Sensory Analysis' on-demand course, which equips distillers with the knowledge to comprehend spirit flavours and establish an efficient sensory analysis system within their distilleries.

  • 23rd August 2023
    Lochlea Harvest Edition Second Crop
    Farm-to-cask Lowland distillery Lochlea in Ayrshire has unveiled its Second Crop of its seasonal release the Harvest Edition, a meticulous fusion of carefully chosen Tawny and Ruby Port casks, STR barriques, and first-fill Bourbon barrels which harmonise to introduce a unique dimension to the Lochlea house style.

  • 23rd August 2023
    Sliabh Liag The Kilcar Release
    Sliabh Liag Distillers announce the release of their first whiskey and the first legal whiskey produced in Donegal since 1841 - Sliabh Liag The Kilcar Release is a smoky single malt Irish whiskey and only it will be available via a ballot.

  • 22nd August 2023
    Whisky Cocktail Idea - Put A Twist On The Glen Moray Twisted Vine
    Glen Moray invites drinkers to cast their single malt rule books aside and get creative when enjoying their latest expression – Glen Moray Twisted Vine. To get you started on this rule breaking path they have teamed up with The Cocktail Lovers to give you the recipe for a  Glen Moray Twisted Vine The Pineapple DiVine Whisky Cocktail.

  • 22nd August 2023
    Ardbeg Anthology The Harpy's Tale 13 Year Old
    Ardbeg experiments with sweet Sauternes wine casks for the debut offering in its new Anthology Collection - Ardbeg Anthology: The Harpy’s Tale 13 Year Old.

  • 21st August 2023
    The Guard Bridge A New Blended Malt From Eden Mill
    Eden Mill distillery in St Andrews launch The Guard Bridge, a blended malt containing a mix of Eden Mill Single malts and single malts hailing from both the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.

  • 18th August 2023
    Loch Lomond Steam Fire
    Loch Lomond Whiskies unveils Steam & Fire, finished in Heavily Charred Casks Steam & Fire pays homage to the extensive capabilities of the Loch Lomond Distillery.

  • 18th August 2023
    Douglas Laing The Epicurean The Glasgow Edition Ex-Cuvée Oak Finish
    Lowland Malt Scotch Blended Malt Whisky brand, The Epicurean, has introduced its latest offering, The Epicurean The Glasgow Edition Ex-Cuvée Oak Finish, a tribute to its birthplace, the city of Glasgow. This metropolis also houses its independently family-owned parent company, Douglas Laing & Co.

  • 16th August 2023
    Benriach Malting Season Third Edition
    Benriach Distillery has revealed its third annual release of Malting Season - Benriach Malting Season Third Edition is said to be an indulgent and velvety single malt possessing extraordinary depth and character. This exquisite whisky is meticulously fashioned, utilising exclusively malted
    concerto barley from the distillery's historic floor maltings.
  • 15th August 2023
    Tamdhu Batch Strength 8
    Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky introduces the latest addition to its 'Batch Strength' collection. Unveiled this week, Tamdhu Batch Strength 008 emerges as an unfiltered sherry rich expression boasting a robust 55.8% ABV.

  • 10th August 2023
    GlenAllachie Three Regional Exclusives Finished In Unusual Oak Casks
    The GlenAllachie distillery has unveiled its inaugural collection of three Regional Exclusive single malt Scotch whiskies, each meticulously refined in unconventional oak casks. This fresh new trio of Regional Exclusive whiskies encompasses a 11 Year Old Marsala Wood Finish tailored for the UK, a 12 Year Old Moscatel Wood Finish tailored for Europe and a 10 Year Old Ruby Port Wood Finish exclusively for Asia.

  • 10th August 2023
    Rosebank 30 Year Old The Revival Chapter 1
    Lowland Single Malt Distillery Rosebank launches Chapter One of The Revival Series exclusively for the Asian market, with a limited release of 800 bottles, 300 in Taiwan.

  • 10th August 2023
    The SMWS Set To Attempt World Record Whisky Tasting
    Have you ever fancied being a World Record Holder, then now's your chance as The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has unveiled plans to attempt a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for hosting the largest online whisky tasting event.

  • 8th August 2023
    Rock Island Rum Cask Edition
    Douglas Laing unveils a fresh chapter in their Island Blended Malt saga: the Rock Island Rum Cask Edition. I am told that whisky enthusiasts of Rock Island can anticipate an ensemble of flavours, including the dance of salted caramel, toasted oak, brown sugar, and a whisper of smokiness.

  • 26th July 2023
    Glen Scotia 30 Year Old Heads New Spirit Safe Collection
    Glen Scotia has unveiled a new 30 Year Old single malt as part of its exclusive 'Spirit Safe' collection, with its packaging created in collaboration with the distillery's artist-in-residence, Alice Angus. This exquisite release, non-chill filtered and boasting an ABV of 47.3%, is offered at an RRP of £2,000.

  • 26th July 2023
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society New Chilli-Infused Spirit
    Question: What happens when 100 chillies are matured in a cask of whisky for 17 years? Answer The SMWS Exp.01 Chilli Spirit Drink which is available as part of a special new Society membership offer while stocks last.

  • 26th July 2023
    Eden Mill Distillery Construction In St Andrews Reaches New Milestone
    Eden Mill, a contemporary whisky and gin distillery based in St Andrews, has achieved a significant milestone in its ambitious multi-million-pound project to construct an impressive new extended distillery and visitor centre on the picturesque banks of the River Eden.

  • 20th July 2023
    Speyburn Distillery Opens Its Doors To Visitors After 126 Years
    Speyburn Distillery in Rothes, known for producing award-winning single malt whiskies behind closed doors for 126 years, will open its doors to visitors starting from August 1st. Booking for the Distillery's three daily tours, running from Tuesdays to Saturdays, is now available on Speyburn's website.

  • 20th July 2023
    More On Bruichladdich's The Classic Laddie Bottle Redisgn
    Following up on Bruichladdich's recent announcement of a carbon friendly redesign of their The Classic Laddie bottle I thought you may find it interesting reading more info on how the Hebridean distiller’s signature bottling has been reconfigured with sustainability in mind.

  • 20th July 2023
    Caledonian Sleeper Whisky Raises £5000 For Railway Children Charity
    Railway Children, a charity dedicated to providing crucial support to at-risk children and young people on the UK rail network, received a warm welcome today as it accepted a generous donation of £5,000 from Caledonian Sleeper, the money was raised through sales of its limited-edition anniversary whisky, launched to mark 150 years of Scotland to London sleeper services.

  • 13th July 2023
    Bruichladdich Gives The Classic Laddie A Carbon Friendly Redesign
    Bruichladdich distillery on Islay has introduced a more carbon friendly redesign for its single malt, The Classic Laddie, incorporating its most innovative packaging to date. This revamp significantly reduces the CO2 emissions associated with the packaging by an impressive 65%. The key changes involve the elimination of the secondary tin and the introduction of a considerably lighter recycled glass bottle.

  • 12th July 2023
    Old Pulteney Bow Wave 45 Year Old Auction For Scottish Charity
    International Beverage today unveiled its remarkable contribution to the whisky industry's most significant charitable auction—a bottling that represents the oldest expression of Old Pulteney to date. Named Old Pulteney Bow Wave, this 45 Year Old Single Malt is presented in an exquisitely crafted sculpture symbolising the majestic movement of a ship through crashing waves.

  • 12th July 2023
    The GlenAllachie 30-year-old Cask Strength Batch 3
    The GlenAllachie today has unveiled the latest addition to its prestigious core range collection: The GlenAllachie 30 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 3, a fusion of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads, complemented by the influence of carefully selected American virgin oak casks.

  • 12th July 2023
    The Macallan Estate Reflections On The River Spey Joins Repertoire
    The Macallan Estate has unveiled an extraordinary addition to its summer line-up of performances—a captivating fusion of theatre and music. Introducing The Macallan Reflections on The River Spey, an immersive experience that transports audiences through the rich tapestry of life at The Macallan Estate across the centuries. This enthralling production intertwines captivating narratives from The Macallan's pioneering figures with the enchanting melodies of acclaimed classical guitarist, Matthew McAllister, a distinguished musician hailing from Glasgow.

  • 7th July 2023
    Raer Pedro Ximénez Expression Blended Scotch Whisky
    Jackton distillery release a new limited edition Scotch blended whisky under their Raer brand, Raer Pedro Ximénez Expression Whisky.

  • 6th July 2023
    Tamdhu Offers Chance To Select Their Next Single Cask Release
    Members of Tamdhu's Dedication Society are invited to participate in the Dedication Society ballot. A maximum of 20 fortunate guests will be randomly chosen to sample a meticulously curated selection of Tamdhu single casks.

  • 6th July 2023
    Port Of Leith Appoints Head Of Whisky Ahead Of Opening
    The Port of Leith, the first vertical whisky distillery in the UK, has announced the appointment of Vaibhav Sood as its Head of Whisky in preparation for the activation of its stills and the opening of its doors to the public.

  • 6th July 2023
    The Balvenie Sixty Set For Travel Retail Debut
    To commemorate David C. Stewart MBE's remarkable 60th anniversary, William Grant & Sons is preparing to introduce four bottles of The Balvenie Sixty, the distillery's oldest and rarest whisky, into the travel retail channel.

  • 4th July 2023
    Glenglassaugh Sandend Review
    Review of the new Glenglassaugh Sandend which takes its name from Sandend Bay where the distillery sits
    . Matured in a combination of bourbon, sherry and manzanilla casks, I would say the bourbon cask is the predominant contributor making for a delicious dram and an ideal whisky if you are looking for something new to pour over the summer months.
  • 4th July 2023
    Glenglassaugh Portsoy Review
    Review of the new Glenglassaugh Portsoy takes its name the
    neighbouring harbour village of Portsoy, matured in a combination of sherry, bourbon and port casks it is a delicious balance of treacle toffee, fruit, peat, oak and a light touch of honey, the bottling strength simply adds to and prolongs the whole favour pleasure. By no means a peat monster, if you fancy a gentler peaty dram to sip over the warmer summer months then I can recommend this.
  • 30th June 2023
    WhistlePig The Boss Hog VIII
    This 4th of July, WhistlePig, renowned for its exceptional rye whiskies, is set to unveil the 8th edition of its esteemed superhero rye collection in the UK, known as WhistlePig The Boss Hog VIII: LapuLapu's Pacific.

  • 29th June 2023
    anCnoc Unveils Sherry Cask Finish Peated Edition & Peatheart Batch 3
    anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is building on the success of its award-winning peated range with the release of two new peated drams, both of which are set to be a treat for peat lovers the world over they are the anCnoc Sherry Cask Finish, Peated Edition and anCnoc Peatheart Batch 3.

  • 29th June 2023
    Bimber And Compass Box Unveil Duality Blended Malt Whiskies
    Bimber Distillery and Compass Box have jointly introduce 'Duality,' a captivating duo of blended malt whiskies crafted collaboratively by these two London-based Whiskymakers.

  • 28th June 2023
    New CEO Takes The Reins At Glenmorangie & Ardbeg
    Thomas Moradpour, the President and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, is stepping down after an extraordinary five-year tenure to assume the leadership role at the renowned champagne brand Dom Pérignon, which is also part of Glenmorangie's parent company LVMH. Taking over the position from July 3 will be Caspar MacRae, the current Global Marketing and Business Development Director.

  • 27th June 2023
    GlenAllachie Distillery Reveals Major Visitor Centre Upgrade
    The GlenAllachie distillery has announced significant enhancements to its visitor centre in preparation for the busy high season. Recognised as the Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Scotland awards in 2022, this distillery first opened its doors to the public in April 2019 with a retail shop, a small tasting room, and a tour program.

  • 22nd June 2023
    Suntory Whisky Celebrates 100 Years At Singapore Changi Airport
    Beam Suntory celebrates 100 years of Suntory whisky with an activation at Singapore Changi Airport and to mark the milestone, the House of Suntory has introduced a series of exclusive, limited-edition whiskies that showcase the exceptional Japanese craftsmanship found in Suntory's whisky distilleries

  • 21st June 2023
    Glencairn Challenges Whisky Industry To Think About Glassware
    Scottish company, Glencairn Crystal, is issuing a challenge to whisky companies and distilleries, urging them to reconsider the glassware they use for serving their whisky and recognise its crucial role in enhancing consumers' brand experience.

  • 21st June 2023
    Loch Lomond Wins 'Most Awarded Distillery' At SFWSC 2023
    The Loch Lomond Distillery, situated near the picturesque Loch Lomond in Scotland, has achieved an outstanding accomplishment by being named "The Most Awarded Distillery" at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2023. Its remarkable collection of malt whisky brands has garnered numerous Double Gold and Gold Awards.

  • 21st June 2023
    Tomatin 36 Year Old Named 'Best in Show' (Whisky) At SFWSC 2023
    Tomatin 36 Year Old single malt whisky has achieved the prestigious title of 'Best in Show' in the whisky category at the renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2023, solidifying its status as one of the world's finest whiskies.

  • 21st June 2023
    Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie Port Edition
    Douglas Laing announce the release of Timorous Beastie Port Edition, the inaugural release in their new limited edition 'The Cheese Cellar Collection’ which has been specially crafted to accompany Artisan cheeses.

  • 20th June 2023
    Tamdhu Whisky Is Having An Award Winning Year
    Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky has achieved remarkable success in 2023, receiving a total of fourteen prestigious awards from renowned spirits competitions.

  • 15th June 2023
    Benriach The Forty and The Forty Octave Cask Matured
    Benriach distillery has unveiled an expansion of its esteemed luxury collection, introducing two 40 Year Old whiskies: Benriach The Forty and Benriach The Forty Octave Cask Matured. The distillery say that the two new expressions expressions exemplify Benriach's rich heritage of diverse distillation techniques and meticulous cask selection.

  • 15th June 2023
    Glen Scotia Fathers Day Whisky Gift Ideas
    Continuing with the Fathers Day whisky gift ideas theme Glen Scotia single malt whisky is another ideal selection for fathers who appreciate the allure of history and of course a quality dram.

  • 15th June 2023
    Simpsons Malt Plans To Decarbonise Scotch Whisky Industry
    An innovative endeavour aimed at providing a substantial sustainability uplift to the Scotch Whisky industry has been unveiled. The introduction of a state-of-the-art £45 million Energy Centre will not only save a remarkable 25,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually but also result in cost savings for consumers.

  • 15th June 2023
    Berry Bros. & Rudd 2023 Summer Release
    Berry Bros & Rudd unveil their 2023 Summer Release - five Scotch single malt whiskies, these are joined by a English single malt from the Copper Rivet distillery in Kent, an Exceptional Cask Blended Malt, and a Brazilian Rum.

  • 15th June 2023
    Ardgowan Clydebuilt Riveter Scotch Single Grain Whisky
    Ardgowan distillery expands their Clydebuilt range of independent bottling's with the launch of Clydebuilt Riveter, a Scotch single grain whisky.

  • 14th June 2023
    Tomatin Fathers Day Whisky Gift Ideas
    Tomatin can be a whisky that some gift buyers may overlook when buying a whisky gift as they are not familiar with the whisky brand but that would be a shame as the distillery located on the Speyside border produces some outstanding whiskies. Here are a few Tomatin Fathers Day whisky gift ideas.

  • 14th June 2023
    Loch Lomond Fathers Day Whisky Gift Ideas
    Looking for a special Fathers Day whisky gift, then here are 4 suggestions you may have overlooked from Loch Lomond distillery which offers an impressive range and some outstanding whiskies.

  • 14th June 2023
    Bowmore Unveils Final Designed By Aston Martin Trilogy
    Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has introduced the final release of its exclusive global travel retail collection, Designed by Aston Martin, which brings together Bowmore's dedicated 10, 15 and 18 Year Old travel retail single malt whiskies and the iconic cars of the ultra-luxury car marque.

  • 14th June 2023
    Bimber The Highest Single Malt On Earth
    Bimber Distillery has announced that one of its single malt whisky bottles has reached the summit of Mt. Lhotse in Nepal, the fourth highest mountain in the world. This remarkable feat, accomplished at an impressive height of 8,516 meters, surpasses the previous record set in 1993 by an astounding 2,000 meters.

  • 9th June 2023
    Glen Moray Twisted Vine Cognac Cask Review
    Review of the Glen Moray Twisted Vine Cognac Cask which has been released just in time for summer, and Fathers Day if you are looking for a whisky gift idea, a cracking cognac rich summer dram with a lovely French oak influence.

  • 9th June 2023
    Glenglassaugh Unveils New Range Of Single Malts
    Glenglassaugh reawakens with the launch of a trio of new whiskies - Glenglassaugh 12 Year Old, Sandend and Portsoy.

  • 8th June 2023
    White Peak Wire Works Alter Ego
    Derbyshire's White Peak Distillery is set to release a new limited edition whisky this month called 'Alter Ego', offering a unique flavour experience within the Wire Works Whisky collection.

  • 6th June 2023
    International Beverage Boosts Senior Management Team
    In whisky business news International Beverage has announced the arrival of two new senior executives to the business this week, with both set to take up strategic roles in the global spirits producer’s management team during a period of ambitious growth.

  • 6th June 2023
    Spotlight On Glenfiddich Yozakura At Taiwan Taoyuan Airport
    William Grant & Sons has unveiled its ground-breaking digital art experience activation, created to support the release of Glenfiddich’s Grand Yozakura 29 Year Old Scotch whisky, at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

  • 31st May 2023
    Fettercairn 18 Year Old 2023 Release
    Following on from its
    inaugural release last year Fettercairn distillery today announced the 2023 release of their pioneering, limited-edition, Scottish Oak-Finished Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Fettercairn 18 Year Old.
  • 31st May 2023
    Inter-Bev Completes £4 Million Balmenach Distillery Upgrade
    International Beverage completes £4 Million Balmenach Distillery upgrade to lead sustainability drive using Integrated Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-Methane Technologies to cut carbon footprint.

  • 31st May 2023
    Scallywag The Chocolate Edition 6th Release
    Glasgow based distiller, blender, and bottler, Douglas Laing has unveiled their latest Scallywag The Chocolate Edition, this is the 6th annual instalment of the decadent dram which is a 100% Sherry Cask Matured Limited Edition Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.

  • 26th May 2023
    Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2023
    Kilchoman has unveiled its special bottling for Fèis Ìle 2023 along with its plans for Kilchoman Day which is on Thursday 1st June. For the Kilchoman Fèis Ìle 2023 bottling Anthony Wills (Kilchoman Founder & Managing Director) has hand-selected and combined 3 single casks for the release; a 11 year old Oloroso sherry butt and two ten year old bourbon barrels.

  • 24th May 2023
    Lochlea Cask Strength Batch 1
    Introducing the inaugural release in the new Cask Strength series from Lochlea farm distillery, this release was matured in a combination of 70% First-Fill ex-Bourbon and 30% Oloroso sherry casks.

  • 22nd May 2023
    Glengoyne Teapot Dram Batch No. 009
    Glengoyne has moved their Teapot Dram release to Springtime with the release of the Glengoyne Teapot Dram No.009 and they have also announced the launch of a Glengoyne Teapot Dram Tour at the distillery.

  • 19th May 2023
    Kilchoman Announces Plan To Build A Rum Distillery On Barbados
    Kilchoman has announced that they have received planning permission to build a rum distillery, not on the Isle of Islay, but on the island of Barbados.

  • 18th May 2023
    Ardbeg Day Returns To London
    Ardbeg Day celebration returns to London this year and it invites whisky lovers to transport themselves into the graphic novel universe of Planet Ardbeg to uncover the mysteries behind Ardbeg’s latest limited edition release, Ardbeg Heavy Vapours.

  • 18th May 2023
    Cardrona Full Flight Bourbon Cask 124 & Sherry Cask 114
    Review of New Zealand's Cardrona Distillery new 'Full Flight' series which launches with two 7 Year Old single cask whiskies - Cardrona Full Flight Sherry Cask 114 and Cardrona Full Flight Bourbon Cask 124.

  • 11th May 2023
    Kilchoman Cognac Cask Matured
    Kilchoman has announced the release of their first ever Cognac cask matured expression as part of their 2023 Limited Editions. The Cognac casks were selected to allow Kilchoman's fruit-driven, citrus spirit style to balance with that of the Cognac oak.

  • 11th May 2023
    Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured
    Kilchoman has announced the release of a 2023 limited edition of their Kilchoman Fino Sherry Cask Matured single malt whisky, this is Kilchoman's second ever release to be matured in ex Fino sherry casks.

  • 11th May 2023
    Big Peat The Smokehouse Edition Fèis Ìle 2023
    Douglas Laing announce the release of Big Peat The Smokehouse Edition as their Fèis Ìle 2023 and it is the first ever red wine finish from Big Peat. Offered at a slightly higher alcohol strength of 48% which should boost the flavour intensity.

  • 5th May 2023
    Douglas Laing The Gauldrons Sherry Cask Edition #2
    Glasgow based distiller, blender, and bottler, Douglas Laing has announced the release of the second Sherry Cask Edition of their Campbeltown Blended Malt Scotch whisky brand, The Gauldrons. A marriage of the single malts only from the Campbeltown region which have had a lengthy finishing period in Spanish Sherry Casks.

  • 5th May 2023
    The Macallan 1940 Reach 81 Year Old At Whisky Auctioneer
    The oldest Macallan ever, The Macallan 1940 Reach 81 Year Old is up for auction at Whisky Auctioneer. Bidding is currently sitting at £200,500 with bids placed from whisky lovers across the world. If The Macallan 1940 Reach 81 Year Old is a little out of your 'reach' don't worry there are some other cracking rare drams up for grabs at Whisky Auctioneer, in fact there are over 7,500 lots.

  • 5th May 2023
    Mark Littler Macallan 27 Year Old King Charles III Coronation
    To celebrate Charles III’s Coronation Mark Littler Ltd is set to launch a rare 27 Year Old Whisky Distilled at the Macallan Distillery. The whisky also honours the work of legendary Macallan designer and marketer David Holmes.

  • 5th May 2023
    Bimber The Coronation of King Charles III
    Bimber raises a glass to King Charles and Queen Camilla with the release of the distillery’s first marriage of unique casks, a unique marriage of American oak ex-bourbon and ex-Bordeaux red wine matured single malts. A limited release of 1,400 bottles which have been bottled at 52.2% ABV and have a RRP of £85.

  • 5th May 2023
    Beam Suntory Returns To TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference
    In travel retail business news Beam Suntory are set to build on success at Singapore show with new brand launches and campaigns focusing on Bowmore, House of Suntory and Courvoisier.

  • 2nd May 2023
    New Dalmore King Alexander III Travel Retail Exclusive Unveiled
    The Dalmore is set to release a new travel retail exclusive expression of its prestige single malt Scotch whisky, The Dalmore King Alexander III, the only six-cask finish single malt in the world.

  • 2nd May 2023
    Its Gold For Tomatin At San Francisco World Spirits Competition
    Tomatin's whisky range impresses at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition scooping 10 Gold Medals, including three Double Gold's for its Tomatin 18, 30 and 36 Year Old expressions.

  • 28th April 2023
    Glenfiddich Archive Collection 1987
    Launching in time for one of the region’s biggest calendar dates of the year, the Glenfiddich Archive Collection 1987 will be available to pre-order exclusively from the Distillery Boutique in the brand’s home from tomorrow 29th of April, during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. It has been bottled at 53.7% ABV and has a RRP of £3,700.

  • 27th April 2023
    Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate 15 Year Old Batch 3
    Glenmorangie has unveiled the 3rd batch of it 'field to glass series', AKA its Cadboll Estate series of single-estate whiskies which is said to be a delectable taste and terroir of its homeland. Aged for 15 years, the third batch of Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate is said to bring a nutty and spicy twist to the series’ award-winning flavour.

  • 26th April 2023
    GlenAllachie 3 New Single Cask Whiskies & Spirit of Speyside Bottlings
    The GlenAllachie unveil a trio of single cask UK exclusive bottlings alongside a special single cask bottling for this year Spirit of Speyside festival which is a distillery exclusive release.

  • 26th April 2023
    Ryelaw Single Grain - InchDairnie Distillery's First Whisky Release
    InchDairnie Distillery releases its first ever whisky, a Scottish rye whisky named RyeLaw which has been produced using Scottish-grown rye and barley.

  • 26th April 2023
    The 8th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference Edinburgh 2023
    The 8th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference brings the global distilling industry to Edinburgh The conference, organised by the Scottish section of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, takes place from the 9th to the 11th of May at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

  • 25th April 2023
    Loch Lomond 47 Year Old Remarkable Stills Range
    Loch Lomond Whiskies has completed its Remarkable Stills series of high-aged single malt whiskies with the release of Loch Lomond 47 Year Old. The rare dram began its journey in refill American Oak casks where it quietly matured on the banks of Loch Lomond for 43 years before finishing in 2nd fill Oloroso Sherry casks.

  • 25th April 2023
    The Pioneers Experience Returns To The Macallan Estate
    If you enjoy a bit of drame with your dram you are in luck as The Macallan Estate has announced the return of its Pioneers Experience, a spectacular immersive theatre experience, with an adapted script for 2023 highlighting the real-life story of former managing director, Janet Harbinson.

  • 24th April 2023
    William Grant Highlights Glenfiddich Perpetual Collection At TFWA
    In whisky business news William Grant & Sons returns to TFWA Asia Pacific this year with the eye-catching two-story stand that personifies its investment and commitment to travel retail within the region. The focus of the exhibition will be the Glenfiddich Perpetual Collection, the brand’s biggest launch in global travel retail in the last decade. Featuring four single malt whiskies, each matured within vats that have never been emptied.

  • 24th April 2023
    Glen Scotia Unveils Campbeltown Malts Festival Bottling 2023
    Glen Scotia has bottled a limited edition Glen Scotia 11 Year Old lightly peated port cask finish single malt to mark the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2023, and for those not lucky enough to make it to the festival there is a QR code which will transport you to the sights and sounds of Campbeltown through some specially made videos.
  • 20th April 2023
    'The Sound of Glen Scotia' At The Campbeltown Malts Festival 2023
    Glen Scotia Distillery has unveiled details of its pioneering new music project, ‘The Sound of Glen Scotia’, which will be revealed at this year’s Campbeltown Malts Festival  Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th May 2023.

  • 19th April 2023
    Fettercairn Warehouse 14 Review
    Review of Fettercairn Distillery's fifth and final instalment of their 'Warehouse Collection', Fettercairn Warehouse 14, which is an experimental Limited Edition release, a balance of unusual casks, but predominately first fill bourbon casks, selected from Warehouse 14 by Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass.

  • 18th April 2023
    Deanston, Old Pulteney & Speyburn Ideas For World Cocktail Day
    With the days now getting longer and the warmer weather hopefully not too far away I thought with World Cocktail Day fast approaching on 13th May that you may appreciate these Whisky Cocktail suggestions that I was sent which feature Scotch single malt whiskies from Deanston, Old Pulteney, and Speyburn distilleries.

  • 18th April 2023
    The Scottish Craftsmen's Association 24th Annual Whisky Experience
    Review of the Scottish Craftsman's Association 24th annual whisky event and the whiskies tasted on the night by guest writer and Scotch Malt Whisky forum member, Companion of the Quaich, Murray Cohen. The whiskies wewre Glenfiddich 23 Year Old Grand Cru Cuvee Finish, Ben Nevis 6 Year Old La Maison du Artist Collective 2014, Bunnahabhain A.D. Rattray 12 Year Cask Strength, Highland Park 15 Year Viking Heart and Bladnoch Rare Release Talia.

  • 18th April 2023
    Bimber Ex-bourbon Oak Casks Batch 4  - The Biggest Batch Yet
    London’s Bimber Distillery today announced the worldwide release of Bimber Ex-bourbon Oak Casks Batch 4 – a release of 7,000 bottles making it the distillery’s largest and oldest small batch single malt to date.

  • 14th April 2023
    Jura Pale Ale Cask Edition
    With summer on the way Jura has added a Pale Ale Cask Edition to it Cask Editions Series which to date has offered great drams for your money.

  • 14th April 2023
    The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 12
    The GlenDronach Distillery this week announced the release of the next instalment in its richly sherried single malt Cask Strength series, The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 12, which was matured in a combination of Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso Spanish sherry casks.
  • 14th April 2023
    Glenfiddich Partners With Japanese Artist To Unveil Grand Yozakura
    Glenfiddich partners with BAFTA-winning Japanese artist Fantasista Utamaro to unveil their limited edition Grand Yozakura 29 Year Old scotch whisky through a digital art experience.

  • 14th April 2023
    Caskshare Hints At Origin Of Rare Islay 33 Year Old
    Caskshare uses What3Words to get round gagging order on provenance of latest Cask - a 33 Year Old Islay single malt with a price tag of £2,000. Around 235 bottles will be available through a ballot.

  • 13th April 2023
    The Macallan Folio 7
    The Macallan unveils the latest instalment in their classic advertising series, The Macallan Folio 7 which highlights a campaign from 1984, telling the quirky story of a curious party of scientists who were invited to the Distillery to taste The Macallan single malt whisky for the first time.

  • 6th April 2023
    Review Of Caskshare's First Releases In Its New Artists’ Series
    Review of the first whiskies released in the Caskshare Collective Series, a 9 year old Highland Blended Malt, and four single cask whiskies, two 4 Year Old Swedish whiskies from the Agitator distillery, a Dailuaine 14 Year Old and a Port Charlotte 21 Year Old.

  • 5th April 2023
    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2023 Review
    Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2023 is the latest instalment of the exclusively sherry matured limited edition annual release from the Kilchoman farm distillery on the Isle of Islay. The peat never overwhelms, just constant gentle delicious waves of it and all infused with a delicious creamed sherry. Yet another fantastic balance of Kilchoman peat and gentle Oloroso sherry.
  • 5th April 2023
    Celebrate National Tea Day With Cutty Sark Whisky Tea Cocktails
    Cutty Sark partner with modern day tea producers The Tea Leaf Company to create a range of whisky tea cocktails to mark the whisky's 100 years of production and the fact it was named after the famous tea clipper. You will find the recipes below and just in time for National Tea Day.

  • 5th April 2023
    Berry Bros & Rudd 2023 Spring Release's
    Berry Bros & Rudd unveil their Spring Release -six Scotch single malt whiskies, these are joined by Berry Bros. & Rudd’s first ever bottling of an English whisky and a Portsmouth Rum.

  • 4th April 2023
    Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Distilled Without A Purifier
    Ardbeg Day 2023 whisky unveiled, Ardbeg Heavy Vapour Committee bottling will be released on 18th April followed by the standard bottling on Ardbeg Day on Saturday 3rd June, the last Saturday of Islay's Festival of Music and Malt, Fèis Ìle.

  • 4th April 2023
    Caledonian Sleeper Marks 150 Years With Annandale Whisky
    Here is one for the whisky loving train spotters amongst you, the 'Caledonian Sleeper' is celebrating 150 years of Scotland to London sleeper services and are marking the occasion with the launch of a limited edition Caledonian Sleeper Single Cask Single Malt whisky from Annandale Distillery.

  • 4th April 2023
    Gregg Glass Crowned International Master Distiller of the Year
    Here is one whisky award which is truly deserved by the recipient, Whyte and Mackay’s talented, creative and innovative Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass, Gregg has just been named Master Distiller of the Year at the global Icons of Whisky Awards 2023, in a prestigious ceremony on Thursday 30th March.

  • 31st March 2023
    Loch Lomond The Spirit of The Open 2023 Limited Editions
    Loch Lomond distillery has unveiled two special limited edition whiskies to mark the 151st Open, this year at Royal Liverpool, the whiskies are Loch Lomond The Open Course Edition 2023 and Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition 2023.

  • 31st March 2023
    Fettercairn Warehouse 14
    Fettercairn Distillery has announced the fifth and final instalment of their 'Warehouse Collection', Fettercairn Warehouse 14 which is an experimental Limited Edition release, a balance of unusual casks selected from Warehouse 14 by Master Whisky Maker Gregg Glass.

  • 31st March 2023
    Jura Islanders Expression No.2 Scottish Pale Ale Cask
    Jura launch a second Islanders Expression, and one to look out for on your travels as it is available exclusively in travel retail, this time up they are offering travellers a Jura single malt matured in American ex-Bourbon barrels and finished in Scottish Pale Ale casks.

  • 28th March 2023
    Glenfiddich Grand Yozakura 29 Year Old
    Glenfiddich are set to introduce the latest release from their Grand Series into travel retail shops, the Glenfiddich Grand Yozakura 29 Year Old.

  • 27th March 2023
    Two New Bond Offers From GlenWyvis Distillery
    GlenWyvis Distillery, a social enterprise which is 100% community owned and based in Dingwall in Ross-shire, Scotland, has released two new bond offers which will deliver a fixed annual interest rate of up to 6.25%. The bond offers from GlenWyvis Distillery have been released to allow investors to capitalise on the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) which was extended by HMRC until 5th April 2023.

  • 23rd March 2023
    Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2023 Programme Of Events
    Glen Scotia announces their programme of events for Campbeltown Malts Festival 2023. The annual festival in the 'Wee Toon' will celebrate the distillery's heritage and renaissance with a series of tastings, tours, and entertainment.

  • 22nd March 2023
    The GlenAllachie Virgin Oak Series Three New Releases
    The GlenAllachie launch the next instalment in their Virgin Oak Series - 8 Year Old Scottish Virgin Oak Finish, 7 Year Old Hungarian Virgin Oak Finish and 10 Year Old Spanish Virgin Oak Finish.

  • 22nd March 2023
    White Peak Distillery Unveils Wire Works Whisky Caduro
    White Peak Distillery in Derbyshire is this week revealing its first main 2023 release of Wire Works Whisky. Wire Works Caduro was matured in a combination of American and French oak, both first fill ex-bourbon and White Peak’s signature STR Casks (re-conditioned wine barriques that have been shaved, toasted and re-charred).

  • 22nd March 2023
    Douglas Laing The Epicurean Pledges Donation to the BEN Society
    Douglas Laing & Co has announced that they will be continuing their relationship with the Benevolent Society for the Licensed Trade of Scotland, pledging their third annual donation on behalf of their Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky brand, The Epicurean.

  • 21st March 2023
    Ardbeg BizarreBQ
    Ardbeg unveil BizarreBQ, the latest creative work of whisky creator DR Bill Lumsden which is said to capture and complement the flavours of smoky barbeque.

  • 21st March 2023
    The Institute of Brewing & Distilling Brings Together Drinks Industry
    The Institute of Brewing & Distilling brings together drinks industry professionals, suppliers and scientists with two key global events. The 37th IBD Asia Pacific Convention in Adelaide and the 8th edition of the Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference in Edinburgh reflect the IBD’s commitment to connecting the global drinks community and sharing the latest technical and scientific knowledge.

  • 20th March 2023
    Douglas Laing Rock Island 14 Year Old Sherry Edition
    Glasgow based independent Scotch Whisky distillers, blenders, and bottlers, Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled a new Limited Release: Rock Island 14 Year Old Sherry Edition.

  • 16th March 2023
    Glencairn Announces Winner Of Scottish Crime Story Competition
    The Glencairn Glass – the world’s favourite sturdy wee whisky glass produced by Scottish glassware company Glencairn Crystal - has revealed the winner and runner-up of its Scottish themed crime short story competition.
  • 14th March 2023
    Institute of Brewing & Distilling Essentials in Distilling Short Course
    The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is launching a new entry-level short course for the spirits industry which should appeal to whisky enthusiasts. The Essentials in Distilling course learning time is approximately 10 hours which can be done over 90 days where you will have full access to unique interactive content from date of enrolment. The price of the course is £99.

  • 9th March 2023
    Jura Distillery Trials Innovative Self-Repairing Lime Wash
    Jura Distillery on the sometimes weather beaten Isle of Jura is well aware of the carbon foot print involved in keeping its distillery looking good and have announced that they are partnering with the University of Hertfordshire and industry partners to test a self-repairing building surface.

  • 3rd March 2023
    Students Take On Whyte & Mackay Fuel Change Challenge
    Students from the University of Highlands and Islands are taking on the Fuel Change ‘Challenge Programme’, which has been set by whisky makers Whyte & Mackay, to pit their wits against solving real business problems around sustainability and to provide executive leadership teams with new solutions to add a new perspective to how they deliver their net zero future.

  • 28th February 2023
    Glenmorangie Amontillado Finish 12 Year Old
    The creative folks at Glenmorangie have been busy once again and today released 'Glenmorangie Amontillado Finish' a 12 year old single malt which they describe as a delicately nutty and spicy bottling inspired by Amontillado, its creator Dr Bill Lumsden's favourite style of sherry.

  • 28th February 2023
    Two Limited Edition Loch Lomond Single Grain Whiskies
    Loch Lomond Whiskies has unveiled two limited Single Grain releases - Loch Lomond Single Grain Distiller’s Choice and Loch Lomond Single Grain Cooper’s Collection Mizunara Cask Finish.

  • 28th February 2023
    Glasgow 1770 Red Wine and Ruby Port Cask Finish
    A marriage made in Glasgow, Glasgow 1770 Red Wine and Ruby Port Cask Finish is a 50/50 mix of two spirit styles that have undergone two maturation styles and is the next instalment of Glasgow Distillery's 'Small Batch Series'.

  • 28th February 2023
    Ardgowan Distillery Announces £100m Deal For Unique Sherry Casks
    Former Macallan Master of Wood Stuart MacPherson joins Ardgowan Distillery as they commission £100m deal with one of Spain’s oldest sherry cask producers, Bodegas Miguel Martín, to secure a decades long supply of unique 'infinity casks'.

  • 27th February 2023
    Tobermory 25 Year Old The 3rd Release In The Hebridean Series
    Founded on the Tobermory 15 Year Old this is the third release of five in the Tobermory Hebridean Series, the Tobermory 25 Year Old 1996 Oloroso Cask Finish which is said to be a wonderfully rich expression that celebrates the unique influences of the island.

  • 23rd February 2023
    Glencairn Crystal Director Joins The Worshipful Company of Distillers
    Scott Davidson, New Product Development Director at the award-winning Scottish glassware company Glencairn Crystal, has been admitted as a Liveryman to The Worshipful Company of Distillers as well as becoming a Freeman of the City of London.
  • 22nd February 2023
    The Epicurean Amarone Wine Cask Finish Limited Edition
    Glasgow based whisky maker and bottler Douglas Laing today released the next limited edition instalment in their The Epicurean Lowland region Scotch blended malt whisky Wood Series', The Epicurean Amarone Wine Cask Finish.
  • 16th February 2023
    Volunteer For Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Get A Bottle Glengoynge 15
    Glengoyne is giving whisky fans the chance to get their hands on a FREE bottle of Glengoyne 15 Year Old which has a RRP of £90 these days. To get your hand on the free dram all you have to do is donating time – rather than paying with money, to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.

  • 13th February 2023
    The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release At Harrods
    Today The Macallan announced the world’s most iconic department store, Harrods, is to host an interactive James Bond-themed experience to mark the release of the extraordinary 007 whisky, The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release, which is a unique single malt presented in a collection of six limited-edition bottles to mark the six decades of the Bond film franchise.

  • 10th February 2023
    Perpetuity Batch 1 Blended Scotch Whisky From The Port Of Leith
    The folks behind the under construction Port of Leith distillery in Edinburgh, The Leith Export Co., the commercial trading arm for Lind & Lime and Port of Leith products, has announced the release of a new Scotch blended whisky, Perpetuity Batch 1 - modelled on the infinity bottle concept.

  • 10th February 2023
    Cardrona Otago Pinot Cask Takes Gold At WWA 2023
    New Zealand’s small batch spirit producer, Cardrona Distillery, is celebrating after scooping a gold medal for its Cardrona Otago Pinot Cask single malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2023. Crowned New Zealand’s best small batch single malt, the category win marks the distillery’s fourth consecutive year of gold medals at the prestigious global awards.

  • 7th February 2023
    MacNair’s Lum Reek 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 2
    MacNair's unveil the second instalment of their peaty Islay and Speyside blended malt whisky, Lum Reek 10 Year Old Cask Strength Batch 2. With peated and unpeated spirit contained in the blend, the flavour profile is said to entail 'gentle smoke and sweet spice in perfect harmony'.

  • 7th February 2023
    Glencairn Glass Continues Sponsorship Of Crime Writing Awards
    Award winning Scottish family business Glencairn Crystal has announced that it will continue its sponsorship of the McIlvanney Prize for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year and the Bloody Scotland Debut Crime Novel of the Year with its famous Glencairn Glass for the next three years.

  • 7th February 2023
    Bimber Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Sherry Finish Selfridges Exclusive
    London’s Bimber Distillery has announced the release of 'Bimber Gonzalez Byass Matusalem Sherry Finish' English single malt whisky which will be available exclusively from the iconic department store Selfridges.

  • 6th February 2023
    The Macallan Announces Beneficiaries Of Artisan Apprenticeship Fund
    The Macallan has revealed details of four recipient businesses to benefit from its recently launched Artisan Apprenticeship Fund. Scottish businesses Alexander Manufacturing, Glasstorm and Powderhall Bronze, alongside London-based Shepherds Bookbinders, will each benefit from a share of funds to support and perpetuate key generational skills and crafts. Proceeds for the fund have been generated primarily through the auction of The Reach 81 Years Old single malt, the oldest whisky ever released in the history of The Macallan.
  • 2nd February 2023
    The Dalmore King Alexander III Lunar New Year 2023 Edition
    Whyte & Mackay has unveiled an exclusive Dalmore single malt whisky release for the Lunar New Year  which will be available in travel retail,  The Dalmore King Alexander III Lunar New Year 2023 Edition.

  • 1st February 2023
    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Year
    There is no doubt that back in 1983 Pip Hills started a revolution in Scotch whisky when he established The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh, 40 years on The SMWS is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Year with commemorative bottles, special releases and much more.
  • 30th January 2023
    International Beverage Seeks Talent For Senior Management Roles
    International Beverage launches a search for senior drinks industry executives to join its management team as the business prepares to roll out an ambitious global growth plan from 2023 onwards.

  • 25th January 2023
    Wolfburn Marks 10th Anniversary With New Anniversary Series
    As Wolfburn Distillery marks its 10th anniversary today 25th January, yes Burns Night, Wolfburn went into production 10 year ago today, they have unveiled the first single cask bottling in a new Anniversary Series.

  • 25th January 2023
    Speyburn To Open Doors At Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
    There are not many distilleries in Scotland these days that don't open there doors to the lucrative visitor/tourist market but Speyburn distillery in Speyside is one of them but that is about to change, albeit just for a few days, as Speyburn distillery is set to open its doors for the first time during it 125 year history during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival this Spring which takes place between 26th April – 1st May.
  • 25th January 2023
    New Edinburgh Castle 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt
    If you have been lucky enough to visit Edinburgh Castle you may have come across the Edinburgh Castle 10 Year Old Highland single malt whisky in the Edinburgh Castle gift shop, well, Historic Environment Scotland has dropped me a line to say that they have refreshed the Edinburgh Castle whisky recipe, packaging design and bottle shape, basically it is now a new whisky with a new taste and look.
  • 24th January 2023
    The GlenAllachie 2012 Vintage Cuvée Wine Cask Finish
    The GlenAllachie 2012 Vintage Cuvée Wine Cask Finish is another innovative single malt creation from whisky maker Billy Walker, initially matured in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels then finished in a combination of red wine casks.

  • 23rd January 2023
    Glen Scotia 21 Year Old Unveiled
    Campbeltown distillery Glen Scotia has unveiled a Glen Scotia 21 Year Old expression which will be available in limited numbers of 2,500 each year. Matured in a combination of refill American bourbon barrels and refill American oak hogsheads before a six-month finish in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks.
  • 18th January 2023
    Bimber Spirit Of The Underground Collection Release No.4
    London’s Bimber Distillery has unveiled the fourth instalment of their 'The Spirit of the Underground Collection' - this time up the Bimber whisky train has made stops at Covent Garden, Green Park, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus tube stations.

  • 17th January 2023
    GlenWyvis GoodWill Fund To Benefit Ross-shire Communities
    GlenWyvis Distillery has announced the launch of the GoodWill Fund to benefit which will benefit the local community in Ross-shire. The first funding round of £10,000 is now available to apply for via the GlenWyvis Distillery website. A further two rounds of funding will be launched throughout 2023, making a total of £30,000 available this year, with further funding rounds being launched each year.

  • 17th January 2023
    Jameson Easy Does It TV Ad Promotes Reponsible Drinking
    Jameson's celebrity ambassador, comedian Aisling Bea, has co-written and stars in the best selling Irish whiskey's latest TV ad which encourages us to be more mindful of the amount we are drinking.

  • 5th January 2023
    Berry Bros. & Rudd Winter Seasonal Collection Of International Spirits
    Berry Bros. & Rudd today launched their latest seasonal collection, nine winter warmers including six Scotch single malt whiskies, a rare Chichibu Japanese single malt whisky, a Kornog French single malt whisky and one Fijian tropical rum.


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