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News: Whisky Advent Calendars 2020 - 30th October 2020
Whisky Advent Calendars: One month to go to buy your calendars.

Whisky Advent Calendars: One month to go to buy your calendars.

News: Watt Whisky - 2nd October 2020
Watt Whisky (and Watt Rum) release first bottlings

Watt Whisky (and Watt Rum) release first bottlings

News: Whisky Advent Calendars 2020 - 9th September 2020
Whisky Advent Calendars 2020 now available

Whisky Advent Calendars 2020 now available

News: Aurora Spirit Distillery - 13th April 2020
Worlds northernmost Whisky to be released

Worlds northernmost Whisky to be released

Jameson Calls On Fans To Join In This St. Patrick's Day Through 2020 Limited Edition Bottle

Jameson Calls On Fans To Join In This St. Patrick's Day Through 2020 Limited Edition Bottle

Jameson Irish Whiskey, the world’s favourite Irish whiskey, has unveiled its much-anticipated limited-edition bottle, designed by well-known Dublin-based designer and illustrator Hephee (Stephen Heffernan), marking the start of the brand’s global St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Read more

World's largest private whisky collection set to sell for £8m Perth, Scotland in February 2020.

World's largest private whisky collection set to sell for £8m Perth, Scotland in February 2020.

The world’s largest ever private whisky collection, comprising 3,900 bottles, is poised to sell for a projected £8 million when it goes under the hammer in Perth next February. Further cementing Scotch whisky’s status as one of the most valuable investments on the market. Read more

Irish Distillers: New Packaging for Jameson Caskmates Series

Irish Distillers: New Packaging for Jameson Caskmates Series

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world's most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled a packaging revamp for its Jameson Caskmates Series. Read more

Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet

Gordon & MacPhail Reveals Unique Single Malts For Christmas: Malts from Old Pulteney and Glenlivet

Single malt whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a duo of special bottlings from its iconic Connoisseurs Choice range for Christmas gifting. Read more

Islay whisky collection up for auction in aid of RNLI: A Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer

Group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay's coastal distilleries Goes Under The Hammer for RNLI

The Islay Sea Collection, a group of seven malt whiskies from each of Islay’s coastal distilleries presented in a one of a kind display case is set to go under the hammer in this month’s Just Whisky auction with all proceeds going to the Portrush and Islay volunteer lifeboat crews. Read more

Create The Perfect Drinks Trolley This Festive Season With Woodford Reserve's Limited Edition Whiskey Gift Range

Create The Perfect Drinks Trolley This Festive Season With Woodford Reserve's Limited Edition Whiskey Gift Range

Whether for you or a loved one, celebrate with WOODFORD RESERVE®’s unique holiday gift selection, from the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Pack. Read more

Loch Lomond Whiskies Agrees Exciting New Global Golf Sponsorship To Add To Its Expanding Golf Portfolio

Loch Lomond Whiskies Agrees Exciting New Global Golf Sponsorship To Add To Its Expanding Golf Portfolio

Loch Lomond Whiskies has added another world-class golf tournament to its expanding sponsorship portfolio by agreeing a new partnership with the WGC HSBC Champions for 2019. Read more

Clydeside Distillery named Distillery Visitor Centre of the Year In the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge Awards

Clydeside Distillery named Distillery Visitor Centre of the Year In the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge Awards

The Clydeside Distillery was awarded Gold for Distillery Visitor Centre of the Year at the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge Awards in Edinburgh on Friday. Read more

The Singleton Of Glen Ord Launches Its First Ever Limited Edition Distillery Exclusive Bottling

The Singleton Of Glen Ord Launches Its First Ever Limited Edition Distillery Exclusive Bottling

The Singleton of Glen Ord distillery has released its first ever limited-edition Single Malt Scotch whisky that is exclusively available to purchase at the Highland distillery. With just 6000 bottles available, The Singleton of Glen Ord will retail at RSP £90 per 70cl bottle and is bottled at 48% ABV. Read more

Whisky Distillery Of The Year Marks Milestone By Launching Limited Edition Releases - GlenAllachie is launching Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series

On the second anniversary of its purchase by Billy Walker, The GlenAllachie reveals Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series and five new single casks

Whisky Distillery Of The Year Marks Milestone By Launching Limited Edition Releases - GlenAllachie is launching Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series

Two years to the day since being bought by Billy Walker and hot on the heels of winning Scottish Whisky Distillery Of The Year, The GlenAllachie is launching Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series, and a new collection of five UK exclusive single casks. Read more

Prepare for a close encounter with Ardbeg Supernova - This year's Limited Edition from Ardbeg

This year's limited edition arrives with a mission – to take ardbeg committee members on a journey of unbelievably peaty proportions

Prepare for a close encounter with Ardbeg Supernova - This year's Limited Edition from Ardbeg

In October this year, still in the glow of winning Distillery of the Year 2019, Ardbeg Distillery will take its Committee Members on a journey like no other – as Supernova 2019 makes one more brief and earth-shattering return. Read more

Benromach unveils rare 50-Year-Old Single Cask Whisky - Only 125 bottles of Benromach 50 Years Old will be released for sale

Benromach unveils rare 50-Year-Old Single Cask Whisky - Only 125 bottles of Benromach 50 Years Old will be released for sale

Benromach Distillery in Speyside has unveiled one of its rarest single cask releases and the oldest expression in the current range – Benromach 50 Years Old. Read more

The Glenrothes Unveils An Unrepeatable Treasure Of The Past With The Release Of Its First-Ever 40-Year Old Single Malt

The Glenrothes Unveils An Unrepeatable Treasure Of The Past With The Release Of Its First-Ever 40-Year Old Single Malt

Every single malt from The Glenrothes captures a moment in time.  For over 140 years, since the first spirit flowed off the stills, every bottle has defined its own part of the legacy and the story behind The Glenrothes Distillery in Rothes, Speyside.  But not every whisky is repeatable. Read more

Take Home A Piece Of Whisky History: Glenkinchie Launches Limited Edition Distillery-Only Single Malt

Take Home A Piece Of Whisky History: Glenkinchie Launches Limited Edition Distillery-Only Single Malt

Glenkinchie Distillery has released a limited-edition Single Malt Scotch whisky, available to purchase exclusively from the distillery in East Lothian. Matured in American brandy casks... Read more

Cragganmore Launches Distillery Only Bottling To Celebrate 150th Anniversary Of Speyside Founding

Cragganmore Launches Distillery Only Bottling To Celebrate 150th Anniversary Of Speyside Founding.

Cragganmore Distillery has released a limited-edition anniversary Single Malt Scotch whisky, available to purchase exclusively from the Speyside distillery. Read more

Paragon Of Time Collection: The Singleton 53-Year-Old: The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Releases Its Oldest Ever Bottling

Paragon Of Time Collection: The Singleton 53-Year-Old: The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Releases Its Oldest Ever Bottling

Diageo announced today that The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky will reveal its oldest ever release, the first in the Paragon of Time Collection: a 53-Year-Old 1964 Vintage. With only 117 bottles drawn from a single oak hogshead cask from the Dufftown distillery, the special release is the rarest expression of The Singleton in existence. Read more

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Launches 8 New Premium Octaves™ and includes a 20-year old Bowmore, a 46-year old Port Dundas and a 26-year old Glen Grant.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Launches 8 New Premium Octaves™ and including this a 46-year old Port Dundas.

Innovators of maturation in Octave™ casks, Huntly-based Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has significantly extended their range, with the launch of eight new premium Octave™ whiskies to the market. Read more

Lagavulin™ Launches 21 year old Single Malt As their annual Limited-Edition Jazz Bottling

Lagavulin™ Launches 21 year old Single Malt As their annual Limited-Edition Jazz Bottling

Lagavulin Distillery has announced the release of a new 21 year old limited-edition Single malt bottling to celebrate 21 years of Islay Jazz Festival. Read more

Claxton's Single Malt Whisky Releases for Summer 2019 including a Benraich, Ardmore, Speyside, Strathclyde and Glen Moray

Claxton's Single Malt Whisky Releases for Summer 2019 including a Benraich, Ardmore and Glen Moray

Featuring six brand new Single Cask bottlings, including one Single Grain Scotch Whisky and five Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, all carefully selected for their outstanding quality and variety of styles. Read more

Distiller's daughter (Nora Fraser) takes trip down memory lane to mark 80th birthday at Linkwood Distillery

Distiller's daughter (Nora Fraser) takes trip down memory lane to mark 80th birthday at Linkwood Distillery

A historic Elgin distillery, normally closed to the public, has opened its doors to a very special guest to mark her 80th birthday. Read more

Irish Distillers: Two new and experimental Irish whiskeys within 'method and madness' range

Irish Distillers: Two new and experimental Irish whiskeys within method and madness range

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s best-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has added two new and experimental, limited edition Irish whiskeys to its METHOD AND MADNESS range. Read more

Glenfiddich Redefines Celebrations With A True Taste Of Luxury with a new exquisite 23 year old expression: Grand Cru

Glenfiddich Redefines Celebrations With A True Taste Of Luxury with a new exquisite 23 year old expression: Grand Cru

September 3rd, 2019, Dufftown: Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, today releases its latest innovation to be added to the family run distillery’s prestigious collection of aged single malts - Grand Cru. Read more

Isle of Jura launches limited edition: Jura Two-One-Two; a community spirit

Isle of Jura launches limited edition: Jura Two-One-Two; a community spirit

The island of Jura means more to us that anything else.  It is our beautiful and remote island home, blessed with breath-taking landscapes, rich natural resources and a tiny but inspiring community of 212 ‘ish. Read more

Rugby Supporters Celebrate Japanese Finish to Irish Spirit as Writers’ Tears Turns Japanese

Rugby Supporters Celebrate Japanese Finish to Irish Spirit as Writers' Tears Turns Japanese

Ireland – 2, September 2019: The always “on-the-ball” Bernard Walsh, co-founder of Walsh Whiskey, has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Japanese Cask Finish Irish whiskeyin time for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Read more

Littlemill 29 year old in Littlemill's Private Cellar collection

Littlemill 29 year old in Littlemill's Private Cellar collection

Littlemill 29 year old, the latest expression from Littlemill’s Private Cellar collection, will be released this September, using liquid carefully selected from some of the last remaining casks to be laid down at the Littlemill Distillery. Read more

Isle of Arran Distillers unveil fresh redesign of core range of Single Malt Whiskies

Isle of Arran Distillers unveil fresh redesign of core range of Single Malt Whiskies

The Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd. have launched a new look across their range of Arran Single Malt whiskies, including a new logo and packaging for their core range. Read more

Three Golds Landed By Welsh Whisky Company at the Prestigious International Wine & Spirit Awards

3 Golds Landed By Welsh Whisky Company at the Prestigious International Wine & Spirit Awards

Penderyn, a unique Welsh whisky distillery based in the Brecon Beacons, is celebrating having taken home three prestigious gold awards at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition. Read more

Get ready! Round three of The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment is coming - bigger, better and louder than ever

Get ready! Round three of The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment is coming - bigger, better and louder than ever

Back by popular demand, The Glenfiddich Festival Experiment #3 is returning once again to say thank you to the nation’s bartenders. Read more

Redbreast 12 Year Old Soars In Global Spirits Tastings

Redbreast 12 Year Old Soars In Global Spirits Tastings

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, which is crafted at Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers – the producer of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys – has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions, now in it’s 50th year.  Read more

Cù Bòcan, is relaunching with a new look and range designed to unlock the unusual.

Cù Bòcan, is relaunching with a new look and range designed to unlock the unusual.

Cù Bòcan, is relaunching with a new look and range designed to unlock the unusual. Read more

Pure Scot Collaborates With Australian Street Artist Vexta On One-Of-A-Kind Art Installation

Pure Scot Collaborates With Australian Street Artist Vexta On One-Of-A-Kind Art Installation

Australian-owned Scotch Whisky, Pure Scot, is celebrating its collaboration with Australian street artist, Vexta. In September, a custom art installation will be created at the home of Pure Scot, Bladnoch Distillery, situated deep in the Scottish Lowlands. Read more

William Grant & Sons UK Appoints Jody Buchan as Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North of England

William Grant & Sons UK Appoints Jody Buchan as Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North of England

Monday 5th August, 2019: Independent family distillers William Grant & Sons UK has confirmed that co-owner of Kin Edinburgh, Jody Buchan, has taken on the role of first ever Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador to Scotland and the North. Read more

Lagg Distillery, Isle of Arran 2nd Distillery officially opens to the public

Lagg Distillery, Isle of Arran 2nd Distillery officially opens to the public

Lagg Distillery, the second on the Isle of Arran, has officially opened its doors to the general public and is now welcoming visitors to the brand new site. Read more

Talisker bodega series launches talisker 41-year-old. Skye's oldest distillery: a 1978 Vintage Single Malt Whisky

Talisker unveils the second release from the Bodega series, a 41-year-old aged in Manzanilla sherry casks

Talisker bodega series launches talisker 41-year-old

From August, Talisker will unveil the second release of only 2,000 bottles from the Talisker Bodega Series and the oldest official Single Malt, to date, from Skye's oldest distillery: a 41-year-old 1978 Vintage. Available at selected luxury retailers globally from August 2019 onwards, the Talisker 41-Year-Old is retailing at RRSP of £2,900 per 70cl bottle. Bottled at 50.7% ABV. Read more

Glen Scotia Distillery's push reaches UK parliament to position Campbeltown as the "whiskiest place in the world"

Glen Scotia Distillery's push reaches UK parliament to position Campbeltown as the whiskiest place in the world

Glen Scotia Distillery’s push to position Campbeltown as the “whiskiest place in the world” has made it all the way to Westminster, where the campaign has been recognised by a parliamentary motion. Read more

Distell digitally launches 2019 limited release malt collection: Malts from Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston Distilleries

Distell digitally launches 2019 limited release malt collection: Malts from Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston Distilleries

Award-winning whisky producer, Distell has chosen a modern and progressive route to unveiling its 2019 Limited Release Collection, reaching influencers and whisky lovers old and new solely through film and social media.  Read more

Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces rare opportunity to join tiny island distillery off the West Coast of Scotland

Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces rare opportunity to join tiny island distillery off the West Coast of Scotland

Applications are open to become the Brand Home Manager at the popular Single Malt Whisky Distillery. Jura are seeking applicants to join the distillery team which sits at the heart of the tiny island community, with current population at c.212 people. Read More

Eden Mill Unveil £3.1m New Distillery Plans for new Production facilities in St Andrews, Fife.

Eden Mill Unveil £3.1m New Distillery Plans for new Production facilities in St Andrews, Fife.

Eden Mill, the award-winning Scottish gin and whisky distiller, has submitted a planning application for a major £3.1m development of new production facilities in St Andrews, Fife, which is part of a longer term £8m investment programme. Read more

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky turns 20, Sweden's first ever single malt whisky distillery

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky turns 20, Sweden's first ever single malt whisky distillery

Mackmyra is turning 20 this year, both as a company and Sweden’s first ever single malt whisky distillery. Under the tagline “The Swedish Original since 1999”, our vision to be at the cutting edge and produce world-class, innovative and eco-friendly malt whisky is the same today as it was when we started. After 20 years of hard work, we now enjoy a well-deserved position as a leading distillery in the New World Whisky category. Read more

Glenfiddich Elevates Flagship Range With Sophisticated Redesign for 12 and 15 year old bottles.

World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky takes signature 12 and 15 Year Old expressions to the next level

Glenfiddich Elevates Flagship Range With Sophisticated Redesign for 12 and 15 year old bottles.

18th June 2019, Dufftown: Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, pays homage to its origins in the Valley of the Deer with a striking new package design for its 12 and 15 Year Old iconic whiskies. The new packaging will be rolled out in the UK and US to begin with from 18th June 2019, with Small Batch 18 Year Old following suit in 2020. Read more

Planning permission approved for Clynelish Distillery New Look visitor experience by Highland Council

Planning permission approved for Clynelish Distillery New Look visitor experience by Highland Council

A key milestone has been reached in the journey to transform the Clynelish Distillery visitor experience after Highland Council formally granted planning permission for the development today (Monday 17th June 2019). Read more

Glen Scotia unveils Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish to celebrate its Campbeltown Malts Festival programme

Glen Scotia Rum Cask Finish 2003

Glen Scotia has introduced a new Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish Single Malt to celebrate its Campbeltown Malts Festival programme. Read more

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

 Fresh from widespread acclaim in its homeland, the award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey is now available to UK drinkers. Named after the mythical seals that transform into irresistible maidens when ashore Donegal’s beaches, the whiskey is as smooth as its name suggests. Read more

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

Join the UK festivities at Regent’s Park, London, for Ardbeg’s ‘Drum Roll Please…’
 Saturday 1st June 2019

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

As Ardbeg Day fast approaches, Islay’s peatiest single malt has revealed how this annual whisky celebration will take shape in London, for those wanting to share in the rum-bustious revelry away from its native Islay shores. Read more

The Balvenie launches a unique new 'stories' range, three tales of character written in whisky

The Balvenie launches a unique new 'stories' range, three tales of character written in whisky

 On the 21st May The Balvenie announces the launch of its new Stories range – a unique collection of three single malt whiskies representing tales of character, endeavour and craft, created at its home in Dufftown, Scotland. Read more

Benromach adds Cask Strength Vintage 2008 limited batch release to its Classic Range

New Benromach limited batch release to be available across multiple international markets

Benromach adds Cask Strength Vintage 2008 limited batch release to its Classic Range

Family owned Benromach Distillery has announced a new addition to its Classic Range, Benromach Cask Strength Vintage 2008 Batch 1, a rich and full-bodied, limited-batch single malt whisky.Read more

Yorkshire start-up whisky and gin distillery strengthens team with first full-time appointment

Laura Bartram joins Cooper King Distillery team

Laura Bartram joins Cooper King Distillery team

A Yorkshire-based start-up distillery has appointed its first full-time employee alongside the founding duo. Laura Bartram has joined Cooper King Distillery as events and development manager to support the company’s rapid growth. Read more

Distillation now underway at the new Lagg Distillery on Arran. A new Milestone has been reached

Distillation now underway at the new Lagg Distillery on Arran

The latest major milestone in the building of the Isle of Arran Distillers’ new Lagg Distillery has been reached, with distillation now underway. 

The first middle cut of spirit was recorded on Tuesday 19th March at 14.35. Following this, the commissioning phase has now been completed and Cask Number One was filled on Wednesday 10th April. Read more

Diageo Latest: Johnnie Walker transformation plans submitted for Cardhu and Clynelish

Diageo Latest: Johnnie Walker transformation plans submitted for Cardhu and Clynelish

Plans to transform the visitor experiences at Cardhu and Clynelish distilleries have been formally submitted as part of a major Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky investment programme. Read more

New Whisky Release: Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the much-anticipated launch of Cask Strength Batch No. 007.

Glengoyne launches Cask Strength Batch No. 007

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the much-anticipated launch of Cask Strength Batch No. 007. Read more

A Stunning Triumph For Sliabh Liag Distillers At 2019 Bartenders' Brand Awards

An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin scoops the coveted Gold Gin Category Champion medal and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey lives up to its name with three medals

A Stunning Triumph For Sliabh Liag Distillers At 2019 Bartenders Brand Awards

Donegal's Sliabh Liag Distillers today received the highest industry recognition from some of the most renowned names in the UK bar industry in securing the Gin Category Champion award for its An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin. Read more

Order Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1991: fourth limited-edition release within the celebrated Bond House No.1 collection.

Pre-order Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1991: fourth limited-edition release within the celebrated Bond House No.1 collection

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 is the fourth limited-edition release in the Highland Distillery’s celebrated Bond House No.1 collection. Read more

Scotland's oldest licensed distillery revealed as Littlemill With new historic documentary evidence proves that it was the oldest licensed whisky distillery in Scotland

Scotland's oldest licensed distillery revealed With new historic documentary evidence proves that it was the oldest licensed whisky distillery in Scotland.

Littlemill Distillery has long laid claim to an extensive and fascinating history, but new historic documentary evidence unearthed from the archives now conclusively proves that it was the oldest licensed whisky distillery in Scotland. Read more 

Great News from Edinburgh Tourism: World famous Scotch Whisky collection to stay in Edinburgh for another 10 years

Great News from Edinburgh Tourism: World famous Scotch Whisky collection to stay in Edinburgh for another 10 years

Susan Morrison of SWE and Diageo archivist Christine McCafferty

The most extensive and famous private Scotch Whisky collection in the world will remain a jewel in the crown of Edinburgh’s tourism landscape, after a new 10-year loan deal was agreed for its public display. Read more

Bringing whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years: First Step Underway In Creation Of New Ardara Distillery

Sliabh Liag Distillers apply for planning permission

Bringing whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years: First Step Underway In Creation Of New Ardara Distillery

Sliabh Liag Distillers have taken the first step in their ambitious plan to bring whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years. The distillery which produces An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, has acquired the Show Field in Ardara, and will be formally submitting a planning application to Donegal County Council this week. Read more

New Whisky Release: Glenmorangie's vintage collection reveals a whisky of implausible harmony

Rich plum limited edition celebrates Highland Distillery’s wood-finish pioneers

New Whisky Release: Glenmorangie's vintage collection reveals a whisky of implausible harmony

A Highland single malt which marries two profoundly different whiskies in
implausible harmony, is today revealed as the fourth release in Glenmorangie’s celebrated Bond House No. 1 vintage collection. Read more 

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival offers visitors a unique opportunity to get hands-on in whisky-making process

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival offers visitors a unique opportunity to get hands-on in whisky-making process

Sandy Hyslop - Chivas Brothers

Visitors attending the world’s leading Scotch whisky festival are being given a unique and exclusive opportunity to get hands-on with the distilling process. Speyside Distillery is offering just 10 people the chance to work alongside its distillers to produce spirit when it throws open its doors during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Read more

Tobermory Distillery Celebrates launch 12 year old Signature Expression

Tobermory Distillery Celebrates launch 12 year old Signature Expression

Tobermory, one of Scotland’s oldest commercial distilleries, this week unveiled its new signature expression – the Tobermory 12 Year Old. Read more 

Tullibardine explores whisky and food fusions in partnership with award-winning restaurant Aurora

Tullibardine explores whisky and food fusions in partnership with award-winning restaurant

Tullibardine has announced a culinary venture with one of Scotland’s top independent restaurants, Aurora. The partnership aims to encourage a creative approach when it comes to tasting and enjoying single malt whisky and to explore the versatility of the spirit. Read more

SWA announces new director of strategy and communications

SWA announces new director of strategy and communications

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has confirmed the internal promotion of Graeme Littlejohn to the position of Director of Strategy and Communications. Read more

Kilchoman Whisky Launch - Loch Gorm 2019 - Release Date 8th April 2019

Loch Gorm is the name given to the annually released sherry cask matured limited edition from Kilchoman. Only just 15,000 bottles will be release on 8th April 2019

Kilchoman Whisky Launch - Loch Gorm 2019 - Release Date 8th April 2019

Loch Gorm is the name given to the annually released sherry cask matured limited edition from Kilchoman. The loch, murky and peaty in colour, reflects the dark copper tone of the sherry matured Loch Gorm release. Read more

Award-winning British designer Bethan Gray designs The Glenlivet's Winchester Collection Vintage 1967, a limited-edition 50-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky

Award-winning British designer Bethan Gray designs The Glenlivet's Winchester Collection Vintage 1967

The $25,000 Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967, designed by Bethan Gray

8 March, 2019 – The Winchester Collection Vintage 1967 represents the first time the brand has collaborated with a designer to create The Glenlivet bottle and display case. The maple and copper case and hand blown glass bottle were created by Bethan in response to the land around the distillery, her family history in the area and the complex whisky itself.  Read more 

Benromach weds heavily peated barley with Sherry casks for limited release

Distillery unveils Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured

Benromach weds heavily peated barley with Sherry casks for limited release

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of Benromach Peat Smoke Sherry Cask Matured (59.9% ABV),a rich and intense limited-batch expression. Carefully handcrafted using heavily peated Scottish barley, just 6,500 bottles are available in selected markets worldwide from 8th March 2019. Read more

Whisky storms to the top of Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index with 40% annual growth

Whisky storms to the top of Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index with 40% annual growth

Edinburgh, UK – The Wealth Report 2019, released today, reveals that new entrant whisky has topped the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII), surging in value by 40% over the 12 months to Q4 2018. Read more

Scotch whisky breakthrough as Diageo recruits the first female coopering apprentices

Scotch whisky breakthrough as Diageo recruits the first female coopering apprentices

Angela and Kirsty are part of team of 16 coopering apprentices in the Coopering School at Diageo Cambus

The ancient craft of creating oak casks has been part of Scotch whisky for centuries, but the industry yesterday celebrated a new first with the recruitment of two female coopering apprentices. Read more

Bunnahabhain Distillery Transformation Begins

£10.5 million investment programme over three years

Bunnahabhain Distillery Transformation Begins

A three year refurbishment programme has begun at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay, as its owners, spirits and wine producer, Distell International invests £10.5m in an extensive upgrade and refresh of the iconic distillery. Read More

Ardbeg invites smoky malt fans to join together in a day of rumbustious revelry

Celebrate Islay's rich history of carnivals with a flamboyant Caribbean twist. Join in the festivities at around the UK for Ardbeg Day 201

Ardbeg invites smoky malt fans to join together in a day of rumbustious revelry

Every year, on Ardbeg Day – the last Saturday of Islay's Festival of Music and Malt, whisky fans gather to celebrate all things Ardbeg. For 2019, Ardbeg is preparing to close out the Feis Ile like never before. In a spectacular Caribbean twist, Ardbeggians everywhere are invited to swap their flat caps for elaborate headdresses as Ardbeg Day embraces a dash of carnival colour. Read more

Glengoyne Distillery announces return of 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt

Glengoyne Distillery announces return of 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the release of the second edition of Glengoyne 30 Year Old. Read more

Benromach starts 2019 in style with two rare and aged vintage expressions: Benromach Heritage 1972 and 1977 available worldwide

Benromach starts 2019 in style with two rare and aged vintage expressions: Benromach Heritage 1972 and 1977 available worldwide

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of two Heritage expressions, Benromach Heritage 1977, an exclusive 41-year-old single cask vintage (49.6% abv) and Benromach Heritage 1972, a rare 46-year-old single cask vintage (55.7% abv). Read more 

Balcones Distilling Launches New Texas Pot Still Bourbon

Acclaimed Texas distiller launches its first year-round Straight Bourbon Whisky

Balcones Distilling Launches New Texas Pot Still Bourbon

WACO, TEXAS: Balcones Distilling has today announced the launch of its Texas Pot Still Bourbon as the newest addition to the distillery's core lineup of expressions. Following the celebration of the brand's 10th Anniversary last year, Balcones is expanding its prestigious roster of whiskies with the launch of a new year-round Straight Bourbon Whisky. Read more

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched wemyssmalts.com, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases. Read more

Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar

Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord

It’s a pub that I have been into many times in the past, even before my passion for whisky took over. So, when I got the opportunity to meet the owner of “Bon Accord”, Paul McDonagh, I jumped at the chance. Read more

100,000 bottles of rare whisky sold at UK auction in 2018 - Value of rare whisky bottles sold at UK auction exceeds £40m

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson

The UK’s rare whisky auction market has exceeded sales of more than 100,000 bottles of rare whisky in a single year for the first time as global demand accelerates. Read more

World class start as Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival breaks its own records

World class start as Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival breaks its own records

 A surge in demand for tickets for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival generated sales of £209,449 in the first 24 hours of release – with 173 events completely selling out in that time. Read more

Tobermory Distillery Celebrates Relaunch With New Signature Expression

Tobermory Distillery Celebrates Relaunch With New Signature Expression

One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Tobermory, is celebrating its return to production following a 24 month intermission during which time the distillery team have been obsessively perfecting and crafting a new signature expression - Tobermory 12 Year Old. Read more

New Irish Whiskey With A French Connection Writers' Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

New Irish Whiskey With A French Connection Writers' Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

Carlow, Ireland: 5 February, 2019:  Walsh Whiskey has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot - Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish, a super-premium edition of its universally popular Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Irish whiskey. It is the fourth expression released under the Writers’ Tears range. Read more

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Loch Lomond Group has launched the Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition (46.8% ABV) in the UK, the oldest expression ever to be released from the now lost Littlemill distillery. Read more

Another record breaker lined up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as programme is revealed for 20th anniversary year

Another record breaker lined up for Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as programme is revealed for 20th anniversary year

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has kicked off its 20th anniversary celebrations with another record-breaking achievement. As organisers take the wraps off the 2019 programme today (Thursday, 31 January), they have revealed that this year’s festival is on course to host nearly 600 events – almost 100 more than in previous years. Read more

Legacy of heritage and innovation celebrated in thrilling Port Ellen Scotch Whisky distillery plans

Legacy of heritage and innovation celebrated in thrilling Port Ellen Scotch Whisky distillery plans

The iconic Port Ellen distillery on Islay in Scotland will be revived in an inspiring celebration of quality, heritage and innovation, under plans that were revealed to the local community today (Tuesday 29th January). Read more

Glenmorangie unveils its first whisky created using wild yeast to mark tenth anniversary of Private Edition Series

Rich and fruity single malt celebrates tenth anniversary of Private Edition series

Glenmorangie unveils its first whisky created using wild yeast to mark tenth anniversary of Private Edition Series

29th January 2019: The first whisky created from yeast growing wild on Glenmorangie’s own barley, marks the tenth anniversary of the Highland Distillery’s pioneering Private Edition series. Read more

Rosebank gets the green light: Closed Lowland distillery Since 1993 to reopen

Rosebank gets the green light: Closed Lowland distillery to reopen

The moment that everyone’s been waiting for has finally arrived – Falkirk Council have granted planning permission for the long-awaited restoration of Rosebank. Ian Macleod Distillers announced its decision to rescue one of the great ‘lost distilleries’ of Scotland back in October 2017. Read more

The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 Exclusive Cask #179 and Cask #180.

TheWhiskyBarrel.com releases more exclusive GlenDronach single casks; #179 and #180 

The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 Exclusive Cask #179 and Cask #180.

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release two exclusive single cask bottlings from the Highland distillery, GlenDronach. The GlenDronach 26 Year Old 1992 Exclusive Cask #179 and Cask #180. Read more 

Gordon & MacPhail launches oldest release from famous distillery as part of its 'Private Collection'

Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery (Private Collection) Decanter and box

Gordon & MacPhail, the single malt Scotch whisky creator, has unveiled a new addition to its ‘Private Collection’: Gordon & MacPhail 1948 from Glen Grant Distillery. At 70-years-old, it is the oldest expression from the Speyside distillery ever bottled. Read more

For a not so dry Jan, raise a dram with anCnoc whisky this Burns Night 2019

For a not so dry Jan, raise a dram with anCnoc whisky this Burns Night 2019

On January 25th, people around the world celebrate the birthday of Scotland's most revered poet, Robert Burns. Paying homage to his memory with a series of boozy toasts, single malt whisky has forever been the drink of choice to commemorate the anniversary of Scotland's most famous son. Read more

Double gold award success for Tamdhu Distillery

A Speyside distillery is kicking off the New Year on a high after achieving double gold award success in The Spirits Business Distillery Masters 2019 competition.

Double gold award success for Tamdhu Distillery

For the first time, Tamdhu has scooped two gold awards from the leading international spirits trade publication for its environmental work, as well as its latest digital and social media campaign – ‘From Spain to Speyside’.  Read more

Glengoyne Distillery wins top award for environmental best practice

Glengoyne Distillery wins top award for environmental best practice

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating a top award win at an internationally acclaimed spirits competition.

The Highland distillery was awarded a Master medal in the Green Initiatives category at The Spirits Business Distillery Masters 2019, taking the highest possible accolade in the environmentally-focused category. Read more

Evolution of the Jameson bottle and label is set to continue the success story over 50 years on

First introduced in 1968, the new smooth pack contains the same triple-distilled Jameson that has made it the world’s No.1 Irish whiskey

Evolution of the Jameson bottle and label is set to continue the success story over 50 years on

Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has unveiled an evolution of its iconic bottle and label design 50 years after it was first introduced. The refreshed look highlights the brand’s provenance, triple-distillation production method and premium quality cues to whiskey drinkers as it looks to strengthen its position as the world’s leading Irish whiskey.  Read more

Record year for Tullibardine as whiskies scoop the board at international awards ceremonies

The Highland single malt whisky continues to gain global recognition after being awarded 18 major awards in 2018

Record year for Tullibardine as whiskies scoop the board at international awards ceremonies

2018 has been a record year for Highland artisan distillery, Tullibardine, after winning 18 industry awards in the UK, USA and Asia for its quality of single malt whiskies. Read more

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