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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

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Retains Prestigious Award To End Year On A High

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Retains Prestigious Award To End Year On A High

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is finishing 2018 on a high as its most-awarded year to date. 

In a year that has seen the Society celebrate its 35th anniversary, with a number of celebratory events and special bottlings, they’ve received unprecedented recognition of their whiskies and venues. Read more

Chivas Brothers toasts a dram good property deal in the heart of Glasgow

Chivas Brothers toasts a dram good property deal in the heart of Glasgow

Photo credit by Alan McAteer

GVA and Graeme Faith & Co have secured a deal which will see leading Scotch whisky business Chivas Brothers let the entire building at 2-4 Blythswood Square, Glasgow. Read more

Glengoyne gold dust whisky tickets sell out in 24 hours

Glengoyne superfans rush to pick up bucket list experience and keys to the distillery

Glengoyne gold dust whisky tickets sell out in 24 hours

Tickets to a closed doors, behind the scenes experience at Glengoyne Distillery have sold out within 24 hours after single malt fans from around the world rushed to pick up the bucket-list experience and keys to the distillery. Read more

Bushmills Irish Whiskey introduces new limited-edition single malt aged in indestructible Acacia wood casks

Bushmills Irish Whiskey introduces new limited-edition single malt aged in indestructible Acacia wood casks

Bushmills, Co. Antrim, 12th December 2018: Bushmills® Irish Whiskey has released BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY EXCLUSIVE, a limited edition single malt whiskey aged in Acacia wood. Only available for purchase at The Old Bushmills Distillery, the unique release marks another innovation in Irish single malts from the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. Read more

Tullibardine expands Marquess Collection with limited edition Marsala cask finish

Tullibardine expands Marquess Collection with limited edition Marsala cask finish

Tullibardine has unveiled a new limited-edition single malt to join its award-winning Marquess Collection - The Murray Marsala Finish. The expression was distilled in 2006 and bottled this year at 46 per cent volume, building on the growing range of wood finishes to be crafted at the Highland Perthshire distillery. Read more

Jura celebrates momentous year with release of new Prestige Range

The Single Malt Maker reveals Rare Vintage Jura 1988 and Jura 28 Year Old, single malts perfected over decades.

Jura celebrates momentous year with release of new Prestige Range

To mark the end of a monumental year for Jura Single Malt Whisky, the brand has revealed the first in the development of a new Prestige Range, showcasing some old and rare stocks from Jura’s whisky making history. Read more

Isle Of Arran Distillers Launch Limited 21-Year-Old Expression

Isle Of Arran Distillers Launch Limited 21-Year-Old Expression

The Isle of Arran Distillers have released their first 21-year-old malt as part of the core range of Arran Malts, in a finite batch of only 9,000 bottles worldwide. Read more

 

Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ultra-rare single malts from its Private Collection range

The latest releases include the oldest Caol Ila whisky ever bottled

Gordon & MacPhail unveils new ultra-rare single malts from its Private Collection range

Single malt Scotch whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail has released two stunning new additions to its ‘Private Collection’ range: a 64-Years-Old single malt from Glenlivet Distillery and a landmark 50-Years-Old from Caol Ila Distillery - the oldest Caol Ila single malt ever released. Read more

Introducing Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey

Introducing Templeton Rye Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey

(TEMPLETON, Iowa) November 26, 2018 – Templeton Rye Whiskey announces the launch of a new limited edition expression, Barrel Strength Straight Rye Whiskey in celebration of the people and rich history of its hometown, Templeton, Iowa. Read more

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Master Blender Becomes First Woman Inducted Into Whisky Magazine Hall Of Fame

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Master Blender Becomes First Woman Inducted Into Whisky Magazine Hall Of Fame

Bushmills, Northern Ireland (29th November 2018): Helen Mulholland, Master Blender for Bushmills® Irish Whiskey, has been inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame. She is the first woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 2004. Read more

Eden Mill Unveil New Single Malt Whisky For St Andrews Day

Eden Mill Unveil New Single Malt Whisky For St Andrews Day

Eden Mill, the popular Scottish gin and whisky distiller, has today (Friday 30th November) announced the release of its new 2018 Single Malt whisky in celebration of St. Andrew’s Day.  Read more

New future for the iconic Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky under La Martiniquaise-Bardinet ownership

New future for the iconic Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky under La Martiniquaise-Bardinet ownership

Edrington and La Martiniquaise-Bardinet agree a new future for the iconic Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky under La Martiniquaise ownership

Edrington and La Martiniquaise-Bardinet are pleased to announce that they have concluded an agreement on the sale of the Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky brand. Read more

Clydeside Distillery has Christmas all wrapped up for whisky fans. New tours launched as perfect Christmas gift ideas

The Whisky & Chocolate Tour and The Distillery Manager’s tour

Clydeside Distillery has Christmas all wrapped up for whisky fans. New tours launched as perfect Christmas gift ideas

The Clydeside Distillery has introduced two brand new tours as part of its visitor experience.. Read more

Dublin Whiskey Bonding Tradition Is Honoured With New Red Spot Irish Whiskey Launch

The top spot in the Spot Whiskeys range is reimagined, rekindled and reintroduced from this month

Dublin Whiskey Bonding Tradition Is Honoured With New Red Spot Irish Whiskey Launch

Irish Distillers, producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has unveiled Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Last seen in the mid-1960s, this spicy new member of the Spot Whiskeys range offers whiskey drinkers further choice in the innovative super-premium Irish whiskey category. Read more 

Caol Ila Distillery visitor experience transformation plans submitted

Caol Ila Distillery visitor experience transformation plans submitted

Plans to transform the visitor experience at Caol Ila Distillery have been formally submitted to Argyll & Bute Council today (Wednesday 14 November). Read more

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Launches New Cask Finish Series

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Launches New Cask Finish Series

The first expression in the new range of single malts will feature Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey aged in French oak casks from renowned Bordeaux winery, Château Pichon Baron. Read more

Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards 2019- Now public must vote for winners

Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards - Now public must vote for winners

Battle lines have been drawn in an annual contest to find the best whiskies in Scotland’s most prolific whisky-producing region. Judges have selected eight finalists in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards – and are now handing the difficult task of crowning the best of the best to the public. Read more

Knock Their Socks Off With Membership To The World's Leading Whisky Club (SMWS)

Slippers, socks and cardigans just won’t cut it. Sending a loved one on an endless journey of discovery with 26,000 fellow whisky fans will. 

Knock Their Socks Off With Membership To The World's Leading Whisky Club (SMWS)

Unforgettable whisky moments are shared ones, which is why membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is a Christmas gift any whisky fan – whether newly interested or hardcore adventurer – will be overjoyed to receive. Read more

 

Isle of Arran Distillers launch exclusive small batch bottling

Isle of Arran Distillers launch exclusive small batch bottling

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd have launched an exclusive whisky bottling in collaboration with Royal Mile Whiskies and Edinburgh bar Nauticus. The expression from the island distillers, which has been fully matured in Tuscan wine casks, is a limited edition with just 900 bottles being made available from 31st October. Read more

Open Champion Clarke Joins Loch Lomond Whiskies:31st October 2018

Open Champion Clarke Joins Loch Lomond Whiskies

Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has agreed a high-profile partnership with 2011 Open Champion, Darren Clarke, to promote the brand’s range of award-winning single malts across the world. Read more

Glencairn Named Official Whiskey Tasting Glass Provider To Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States

Glencairn Named Official Whiskey Tasting Glass Provider To Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States

Glencairn continues to go from strength to strength Stateside this year. The family-owned award-winning crystal company has today announced that its iconic Glencairn wee whisky glass has been selected by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States to be the esteemed organisation’s official tasting glass for this year. Read more

Glenmorangie Distillery recreates extinct Native Oyster reefs in the Dornoch Firth, an environmental first

Glenmorangie returns 20,000 oysters to the sea near its home

Glenmorangie Distillery recreates extinct Native Oyster reefs in the Dornoch Firth, an environmental first

12th October 2018. A total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea near Glenmorangie’s Highland home, as part of the Single Malt whisky’s ground-breaking project to restore oyster reefs fished to extinction a century ago. Read more

The midleton very rare legacy continues with 2018 edition. Irish Distillers has unveiled the 2018 vintage of Midleton Very Rare: 3rd October 2018.

The Midleton very rare legacy continues with 2018 edition. Irish Distillers has unveiled the 2018 vintage of Midleton Very Rare

Irish Distillers, makers of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the 2018 vintage of Midleton Very Rare. The 35th edition in the renowned and highly collectable range, first unveiled in 1984, is a masterfully blended Irish whiskey, crafted at the Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, by Master Distiller Brian Nation. Read more

 

Tamdhu Launches New 12 Year Old

Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has introduced its new 12 Year Old to its exclusively sherry oak matured range.

Tamdhu Launches New 12 Year Old - Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has introduced its new 12 Year Old to its exclusively sherry oak matured range.

The new 12 Year Old single malt reflects Tamdhu’s commitment to producing ‘only the best’ sherry cask matured whisky, and will replace the existing Tamdhu 10 Year Old. The new Tamdhu 12 Year Old is rolling out globally now and is expected to be available in the UK in 2019.  Read more

New Release On 4th October: Ardbeg Twenty Something Is A Vintage From The Distillery's Darkest Days

This rare 22 Year Old whisky pays tribute to those visionaries who helped keep Ardbeg’s spirit alive

New Release On 4th October: Ardbeg Twenty Something Is A Vintage From The Distillery's Darkest Days

In October of this year, whisky lovers will have the opportunity to experience the third release in Ardbeg’s exclusive Twenty Something collection – a superb 22 Year Old single malt bottled in honour of the handful of visionaries who helped keep the Distillery alive. Read more

Exclusive Bottling: Orkney 15 Year Old 2002 Berry Bros Exclusive #3 - 56.8% Vintage 2002

Orkney 15 Year Old 2002 Berry Bros Exclusive #3 - 56.8% Vintage 2002. Exclusive from the Whisky Barrel

The Whisky Barrel releases their latest exclusive bottling, an Orcadian Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. 

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release a new mystery malt. This time it is an exclusive malt from Orkney bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd.  Read more

Take the Tomatin Tour If You Dare - Tomatin distillery brings back hauntingly good tour

Take the Tomatin Tour If You Dare - Tomatin distillery brings back hauntingly good tour

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin, is gearing up to host its infamous spook-tacular Fright Night tours in celebration of Halloween on Friday 26th of October. Read more 

Isle of Arran Distillers move closer to completion of new distillery as stills arrive

Isle of Arran Distillers move closer to completion of new distillery as stills arrive

Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd have edged closer to the completion of their new Lagg Distillery, having recently welcomed the arrival of their new custom-made copper pot stills to the island. Read more

Chivas Welcomes Top Bartender, Rhys Wilson, To The Team. From Chivas Masters UK champion to Global Brand Ambassador.

Chivas Welcomes Top Bartender, Rhys Wilson, To The Team. From Chivas Masters UK champion to Global Brand Ambassador.

Bartender, whisky aficionado, and UK winner of the 2017 Chivas Masters Cocktail Competition, Rhys Wilson, has joined Chivas as Global Brand Ambassador. Rhys steps in to a leading role where he will share his passion for Scotch whisky on the global stage and bring to life Chivas’ belief that blended... Read more

Glenmorangie takes to the waves: Whisky casks reimagined as limited edition handmade wooden surfboards

Glenmorangie takes to the waves: Whisky casks reimagined as limited edition handmade wooden surfboards

Glenmorangie Original goes Beyond the Cask in a creative partnership born from the love of wood 

In the latest of its Beyond the Cask creative collaborations, Glenmorangie takes to the waves in partnership with Grain Surfboards of Maine, New England USA – visionary creators of hand-built wooden surfboards. Read more

Post-war record of scotch whisky distilleries: Scottish Whisky Association

Post-war record of scotch whisky distilleries: Scottish Whisky Association

Richard Lochhead MSP and Karen Betts, CEO, SWA

At a reception at the Scottish Parliament on 4th September, MSPs joined the industry to celebrate the success story Scotch Whisky, with more distilleries now operating across Scotland than in the past seventy years, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) reveals today. Read more

Allt-a-Bhainne launch set to shake up the single malt category

Allt-a-Bhainne launch set to shake up the single malt category

Allt-A-Bhainne, the latest release from Scotch whisky specialist Chivas Brothers, is here to shake up the single malt category by mixing the smokiness of peat with the fruity sweetness of the Speyside region in Scotland. The challenger whisky will push conventional boundaries in a bid to attract a whole new generation of drinkers. Read more

The Balvenie announces 25-year-old Kelsey McKechnie as their new apprentice malt master

Kelsey McKechnie and David Stewart MBE

KelseyMcKechnie and David Stewart MBE

 Today The Balvenie announces a significant milestone in the history of the distillery: the appointment of 25-year-old Kelsey McKechnie as the apprentice malt master under the careful stewardship of the longest serving malt master in the industry and one of the most respected, David Stewart MBE. Read more 

Kingsbarns Distillery unveils its inaugural release of single malt Scotch whisky

Kingsbarns Distillery unveils its inaugural release of single malt Scotch whisky

Kingsbarns Distillery has unveiled its very first single malt Scotch whisky release; The Founders’ Reserve Inaugural Release.  Bottled solely for the pleasure of the Kingsbarns Founders’ Club, this is the first ever single malt to be released by the fledgling, family owned, Lowland Distillery. It is the first in a series of five, exclusive, annual bottlings and will be delivered directly to Founders in December 2018. Read more

Isle of Arran Distillers claim four top prizes at international competition

Isle of Arran Distillers claim four top prizes at international competition: 20th August, 2018

The team at the Isle of Arran Distillers is celebrating four coveted awards at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition. The independent whisky maker picked up two gold medals for its Arran 10 and 18-year-old Single Malts. The Bothy Quarter Cask and Lochranza Reserve claimed silver outstanding medals. Read more

Glengoyne set to make debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018: 18th July,2018

Glengoyne set to make debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018: 18th July,2018

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky will make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month, with an interactive new event series exploring the traditions behind Scotland’s slowest whisky stills. Read more

The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award: 13th July, 2018

The Glenlivet Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award: 13th July, 2018

13 July 2018 –The Glenlivet is today celebrating a true industry icon as it raises a dram to its very own Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, who has been awarded one of the most prestigious industry accolades, the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Diageo invests £6.4m in new technical centre of excellence: 4th July, 2018

Diageo invests £6.4m in new technical centre of excellence: 4th June, 2018

Diageo has started work on a new state-of-the-art technical centre of excellence in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, as part of its on-going investment in its business in Scotland. Read more

Tasmanian Whisky Week 2018: Hellyers Road Distillery: Australian Whisky

Take a Walk with us during Tasmanian Whisky Week

Tasmanian Whisky Week 2018: Hellyers Road Distillery: Australian Whisky

BUY ONE WHISKY WALK & GET ONE FREE!

During Tasmanian Whisky Week 13 -19 August, visitors to Hellyers Road Distillery can purchase one Whisky Walk (Guided distillery tour) and receive another one for free. The per person cost of a tour is usually $19.50 but for Tasmanian Whisky Week, the one price will admit a couple. Read more

The Lakes Distillery makes history with 'steel bonnets' blended malt whisky: 23rd June 2018

The Lakes Distillery is to release the world’s first blend of English malt and Scotch malt whisky.

The Lakes Distillery makes history with 'steel bonnets' blended malt whisky: 23rd June 2018

Created with the highest quality malt whiskies from both sides of the border, ‘Steel Bonnets’ is a combination of The Lakes Single Malt from England and some of the most respected malts from Scotland. Read more

Isle of Arran Distillers eye spring 2019 opening for Lagg Distillery: 19th June 2018

Artist impression on the new Arran Distillery - Lagg

Construction of the Isle of Arran Distillers second distillery on the south of the island is on track to be completed and open to the public by spring 2019. Read more

class="maltheading" classs="indexheading">Read about the history and tasting notes for Redbreast 32-Year-Old Dream Cask Single Pot Cask Still Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 32-Year-Old Dream Cask Single Pot Cask Still Irish Whiskey

On World Whisky Day this year Redbreast 32-Year-Old Dream Cask Single Pot Cask Still Irish Whiskey was launched at the Irish Whisky Academy in Middleton. This Dream Cask was selected by Redbreast very own Bill Leighton. Read more

Speyside Distillery opens the doors on new visitor experience following six-figure investment: 11th June, 2018

Speyside Distillery opens the doors on new visitor experience following six-figure investment: 11th June, 2018

A secret distillery is not so secret any more following the launch of a new visitor experience in the heart of a Highland community. Speyside Distillery has made a six-figure investment into a craft spirit, art, tastings and distribution venue in Aviemore – Speyside Distillery, The Snug. Read more

Highland Queen blends come out on top at two global industry award ceremonies - 7th June, 2018

Highland Queen blends come out on top at two global industry award ceremonies - 7th June, 2018

Two Highland Queen blended scotch whiskies have impressed the judging panels at two internationally acclaimed industry awards ceremonies – the International Spirits Challenge and The Scotch Whisky Masters. Read more

Tullibardine takes home four medals at 2018 International Spirits Challenge - 7th June, 2018

Tullibardine takes home four medals at 2018 International Spirits Challenge - 7th June, 2018

Tullibardine distillery has been awarded four medals at the 2018 International Spirits Challenge, including a ‘silver’ accolade for its latest single malt release, The Murray Châteauneuf-du-Pape Finish. Read more

 

Glenmorangie marks 175 years of exceptional whisky creation with rare single-cask release - 7th June 2018

Anniversary bottling celebrates Highland single malt’s quintessential smoothness

Glenmorangie marks 175 years of exceptional whisky creation with rare single-cask release

Glenmorangie celebrates the 175th anniversary of its exceptional Highland single malt Scotch whisky with a rare single-cask bottling. Available exclusively to those who make the pilgrimage to the Distillery in Tain, this 16-year-old malt epitomises the smooth, rounded taste which sets Glenmorangie apart. Read more

 

Ardbeg spreads ‘Peat & Love’ to launch The Magical Whisky Tour 2018 Ardbeg Day Saturday 2nd June 2018

Ardbeg spreads ‘Peat & Love’ to launch The Magical Whisky Tour 2018 Ardbeg Day Saturday 2nd June 2018

This year’s Ardbeg Day celebrations will take Ardbeggians and whisky-lovers alike back in time for a celebration of all things ‘Peat & Love’. Read more

Tullibardine brings Châteauneuf-du-Pape finish to the global market: 10th April, 2018

Tullibardine brings Châteauneuf-du-Pape finish to the global market: 10th April, 2018

Tullibardine distillery has announced the global release of the latest expression to join its range of Highland single malt whiskies, The Murray Châteauneuf -du-Pape. Read more

Leighton Buzzard Railway Father’s Day Whisky Festival on Sunday 17 June between 1100 and 1600: 10th April, 2018

Loch Lomond Group toasts World Whiskies Awards success: 9th April, 2018

The Leighton Buzzard Railway celebrating another first with the hosting of a whisky and spirits festival on Father’s Day, Sunday 17 June between 1100 and 1600. Entry is free with a train ticket, and hourly trains will leave Page’s Park to the festival from 1030 to 1430, returning from 1225 to 1625. Read more

Loch Lomond Group toasts World Whiskies Awards success: 9th April, 2018

Loch Lomond Group toasts World Whiskies Awards success: 9th April, 2018

Loch Lomond Group’s single malts triumphed across a range of categories at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards, including a trio of prestigious Best in Class accolades.  Read more

Home of Jameson celebrates its first birthday as most-visited whiskey experience in the world : 9th April, 2018

Home of Jameson celebrates its first birthday as most-visited whiskey experience in the world : 9th April, 2018

More than 350,000 visitors from over 70 nations across the world visited new-look Jameson Distillery Bow St. in first year. Read more

 

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989 - Second release in Bond House No. 1 Collection showcases whisky part-matured in ex-Côte-Rôtie casks: 6th April, 2018

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1989

Spirit from the final days of Glenmorangie’s former still house is celebrated in the inimitable cask assemblage of Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, the first Glenmorangie expression to be part-matured in rare ex-Côte-Rôtie casks. Read more

Dalwhinnie Distillery's Liz Stewart: Scotland’s First Female Malt Distiller Celebrates Retirement With 'Lizzie’s Dram'; 7th March, 2018

Dalwhinnie Distillery's Liz Stewart: Scotland’s First Female Malt Distiller Celebrates Retirement With 'Lizzie’s Dram'

Scotland’s first female operator in Malt Distilling is due to celebrate her retirement this week (9 March), and Diageo is marking the occasion in a rather ‘neat’ way. 

After 31 years’ service at Dalwhinnie Distillery, working in the warehouse, mash house and the still house Liz Stewart - or ‘Lizzie’ as she’s known - is hanging up her distillery operator’s overalls for retirement. In recognition of her dedicated service and iconic role as Scotland’s first female operator, Diageo is marking the occasion with the launch of a new exclusive distillery bottling aptly entitled ‘Lizzie’s Dram’.  Read more

Jura Whisky Launches New Signature Series: 5th March, 2018

Jura Whisky Launches New Signature Series: 5th March, 2018: 5th March, 2018

Hours away from the Scottish mainland, miles away from ‘ordinary’; Jura might not be the easiest place to make whisky, but we believe it’s the best. One road, one pub and one distillery - and home to a determined community spirit.  Free from distractions, we focus entirely on one thing – making the very best single malt whisky we can. Read more

Jameson Puts 'Taste' Centre-Stage In New Global Campaign :: 1st March, 2018

Jameson Puts 'Taste' Centre-Stage In New Global Campaign

Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has unveiled its latest advertising platform, entitled ‘Taste, That’s Why’. The campaign launches across television, out of home, digital, display and social media in the USA from this month, ahead of a wider roll-out later this year. Read more

class="maltheading">The Scotch Whisky Industry Review is celebrating the release of the 40th edition of its authoritative annual publication : 1st March, 2018

Every edition of The Scotch Whisky Industry Review has been authored by the leading industry analyst Alan S Gray.

The Scotch Whisky Industry Review is celebrating the release of the 40th edition of its authoritative annual publication

Alan stated “it has been a pleasure to report on this fascinating industry for the past four decades and I have witnessed many significant changes over that period. It is particularly pleasing that the latest release of the Annual Review reflects a lot of vitality in the industry including the influx of a varied number of new entrants." - Read more

 

Walsh Whiskey Distillery Secures €4m Contract in Ontario, Canada: 1st March, 2018
 Bernard Walsh, Founder & Managing Director of Walsh Whiskey Distillery and Russell Woodman, Chief Executive, Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc (Toronto) shake on a €4m contract over four years for the exclusive distribution of Walsh Whiskey’s full portfolio of 10 super-premium whiskeys under the Writers’ Tears and The Irishman portfolios in Ontario, Canada.

Toronto, Canada & Royal Oak, Carlow, Ireland – 28th February March 2018: Walsh Whiskey Distillery, one of Ireland’s leading whiskey producers, has agreed a €4m contract over four years with Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc. for the exclusive sale of its full portfolio of 10 super-premium whiskeys under the Writers’ Tears and The Irishman portfolios in Ontario, Canada. The contract was signed as part of the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s Trade Mission to Canada and the United States led by Minister Michael Creed T.D. Read More 

Glen Scotia Grand Tour set to offer whisky lovers a taste of Campbeltown: 27th February, 2018

Inside the Glen Scotia Distillery

Award-winning distiller Glen Scotia is to stage a tour that will enable whisky fans around the world to experience the essence of Campbeltown - Scotland’s smallest Scotch-producing region. Read more

Trio Of Designers Bring Spirit Of Collaboration To Jameson’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bottle: 1st February, 2018

Trio Of Designers Bring Spirit Of Collaboration To Jameson’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bottle: 1st February, 2018

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has kicked off St. Patrick’s Day 2018 with its seventh annual limited-edition bottle design. For the first time in its history, Jameson has collaborated with a group of artists, representing the bravery, unity and opportunities that are possible when friends come together. Read more

SWA -10 Year Renewal of Scotch Whisky Trademark in China Announced During Prime Minister Trade Visit: 1st February, 2018

SWA LogoThe Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has renewed its collective trademarks ‘SCOTCH WHISKY’ and its translation ‘苏格兰威士忌’ in China until November 2028. As a result, Scotch Whisky is officially protected from locally produced copies for a further 10 years.  The announcement was made as SWA Chief Executive, Karen Betts, joined the Prime Minister on a three-day trade visit to China. Read more

World's Largest Collection Of Rare Corti Whisky Up For Auction held by Perth based Whisky Auctioneer: 30th January, 2018

e BenRiach And Glendronach Single Malts Win Gold In Stage One Of The World Whiskies Awards 2016 ::3rd February, 2016

The world’s largest known selection of rare and collectable Corti Brothers whiskies will go under the hammer in an online auction currently being held by Perth based Whisky Auctioneer. 

The selection of 26 bottles, 21 of which are unique, has been built up by a UK based whisky enthusiast. The bottles, which are being sold individually, are expected to sell for an estimated total of £50,000. Read more

New World Auction Record for Any Single Bottle of Japanese Whisky: 29th January, 2018

New World Auction Record for Any Single Bottle of Japanese Whisky: 29th January, 2018

HONG KONG, 29 JANUARY 2018 – Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine Asia, commented, “With the hammer dropping above the high estimate, this was an incredible way to kick off our 2018 sales in Hong Kong! Once again we saw active bidding from across Asia, underpinned by discerning buyers here in Hong Kong. Read more

The Lakes Distillery ranked among eight whisky distilleries to see before you die: 29th January, 2018

Still at The Lakes Distillery

The Lakes Distillery has strengthened its position as a world class whisky producer after being named a top distillery by the organisation that promotes World Whisky Day. 

England’s premier whisky distillery is featured along with well-established names, including Glenfiddich and Bush Mills, on World Whisky Day’s list of top distilleries to visit. Read more 

Diageo Distillery Visitor Centres Hit Record High Helping to Drive Scottish Tourism - 22nd January, 2018

Blair Athol helps Diageo to have record visitors to their distilleries in 2018

Photo: Blair Athol helps Diageo to have record visitors to their distilleries in 2018

Scotch whisky tourism is in good spirits at the turn of 2018, as latest figures reveal a record year of visitors to Diageo distilleries across Scotland, according to new figures released today (Monday 22 January). Read more

Exclusive Burns Bottling: Burns Night 2018 with SMWS whisky: 11th January, 2018

Burns Night 2018 with SMWS whisky: 11th January, 2018

Burns Night 2018 is celebrated throughout Scotland and the world on the 25th January and is a way of looking at Robert Burns and his life. Us Scots treat this night very seriously in every detail with the way we dress, the food we consume and of course the dram of whisky at key parts to the evening. Read more

 

Burns Night 2018: Nicholson's pubs announce 2018 whisky showcase & burns night celebrations: 11th January, 2018

Burns Night 2018: Nicholson's pubs announce 2018 whisky showcase & burns night celebrations: 11th January, 2018

Nicholson’s will be hosting its second annual National Whisky Showcase from 15 January until 25 February, across its 77 pubs nationwide. A whole host of unmissable events are planned, including dedicated Burns Night menus, whisky brand ambassador talks, tastings, exclusive offers and competitions. Explore the world of whisky and find new favourites this winter with Nicholson’s – delivering the classic, authentic pub experience since 1873. Read more

class="maltheading">Chivas Harnesses Community Spirit In Search For The 2018 Chivas Masters Global Champion : 8th January, 2018

Applications Open For Bartenders Who Creatively Capture The Spirit Of Their Community

Chivas Harnesses Community Spirit In Search For The 2018 Chivas Masters Global Champion : 8th January, 2018

8th January, 2018: Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, has launched its search for the 2018 Chivas Masters Global Champion. Now in its fifth year, the Chivas Masters is a global competition that celebrates bartenders who demonstrate cutting-edge skill and creativity and share Chivas Regal’s core values of community, collaboration and generosity. Read more

Chapel Gate Whiskey: Ireland’s First Modern Whiskey Bonder Launches First Release In The UK

JJ Corry ‘The Gael’ Irish Blended Whiskey Now Available

Chapel Gate Whiskey: Ireland’s First Modern Whiskey Bonder Launches First Release In The UK

Cooraclare, Co. Clare, Ireland (October 17 2017) -- The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co., Ireland’s only whiskey bonder, has announced the launch of its first whiskey, J.J. Corry, in the U.K. market. Read more

The Glenlivet 1943 Private Collection 70 Year Old Single Malt Whisky: 7th October 2017

The Glenlivet 1940 Private Collection 70 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

This unique whisky from The Glenlivet is one that would be the showpiece in any collection. It's from The Glenlivet Private Collection and is a 70 year old malt. It could be the rarest and most expensive whisky out on the market today. Read more

Advent Calendars (Whisky, Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Cognac and Douglas Laing)

Advent Calendars for the whisky and spirit drinkers have become more popular over the last few years, and it's now something different to open every day of December up until Christmas Day. There is a different type of Advert Calendars for all spirit drinkers, with 25 to choose available below.

Douglas Laing Whisky Advent Calendar (2017 Edition) 72cl, 47.3%

Favourites include the Whisky Advent Calendar (£149.95) and the Rum Advent Calendar (£149.95), and there’s even the Ginvent Advent Calendar (£124.95), created in collaboration with Gin Foundry. See all the Advert Whisky Calendars

Hellyers Road Distillery: Tasmania's Exporter of the Year: 16th October, 2017

Hellyers Road in Tasmania: Tasmania's Exporter of the Year: 16th October, 2017

As the whisky industry grows in Australia, it's always great receiving press releases from distilleries like Hellyers Road in Tasmania and sharing their good news. Below is an announcement about Hellyers Road Distilleries being award the Small Business award and the higher award of Tasmania's overall champion export business. Read more

The Glenlivet 1943 Private Collection 70 Year Old Single Malt Whisky: 7th October 2017

The Glenlivet 1940 Private Collection 70 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

This unique whisky from The Glenlivet is one that would be the showpiece in any collection. It's from The Glenlivet Private Collection and is a 70 year old malt. It could be the rarest and most expensive whisky out on the market today. Read more

50 Years Of A Unique Spirit: Introducing Loch Lomond 50 Year Old: 7th October 2017

Longmorn Unveils Luxury Portfolio Offering :: 11th October, 2016

Loch Lomond Distillery is to release its oldest and rarest single malt whisky.

Limited to 60 decanters worldwide, the Loch Lomond 50 Year Old celebrates generations of dedication and craftsmanship and marks the pinnacle of the Loch Lomond Whiskies collection. Read more

A New Era for Luxury Irish Whiskey: Midleton Very Rare Bourbon barrel 1994: 7th October 2017

A New Era for Luxury Irish Whiskey: Midleton Very Rare Bourbon barrel 1994: 7th October 2017

Irish Distillers has signalled a new era for luxury Irish whiskey with the launch of the Midleton Very Rare Cask Circle, a private members club offering individuals the opportunity to obtain their own personal Irish Whiskey. The launch of the Midleton Cask Circle coincides with the release of Midleton Very Rare Vintage 2017, the 34th edition of the renowned and highly collectable range of Irish whiskeys, first unveiled in 1984. Read more

One Of The World’s Rarest Whiskies Sells At Auction: 1981 Port Ellen sold for nearly double price estimate: 7th October 2017

One Of The World’s Rarest Whiskies Sells At Auction: 1981 Port Ellen sold for nearly double price estimate: 7th October 2017

One of the world’s most sought-after and rarest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies has been sold at auction for an impressive £9,375 – nearly double the price estimate. Read more 

 

Ballantine's Invites The World To Open What's Never Been Opened Before With Its New Single Malt Series: 25th September, 2017

Ballantine's Invites The World To Open What's Never Been Opened Before With Its New Single Malt Series: 25th September, 2017

Ballantine’s, the No. 2 Scotch whisky in the world, takes an innovative move into the Single Malts category, with the launch of three new Single Malts. Read more

Glenfiddich launches new limited edition expression finished in ice wine - Winter Storm: 21st September, 2017

Glenfiddich launches new limited edition expression finished in ice wine - Winter Storm: 21st September, 2017

21st September 2017, London: Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch, today launches Glenfiddich Winter Storm, a limited edition whisky finished in Ice wine casks. The result is a short, crisp premium liquid imbued with a unique layer of sweetness and complexity.  Read more

 

Thank you Scotland: Glenfiddich launches first ever festival for Scottish on-trade:15th September, 2017

Thank you Scotland: Glenfiddich launches first ever festival for Scottish on-trade:15th September, 2017

Friday 15th September: This weekend Glenfiddich welcomed 350 members of the Scottish on-trade to its spiritual home of Dufftown for the inaugural Glenfiddich Festival Experiment. Read more

Scotch Whisky tourism more popular than ever - distillery visits and spend increasing: 9th September, 2017

Scotch Whisky tourism more popular than ever - distillery visits and spend increasing: 9th September, 2017

Photo - Karen Betts, Scotch Whisky Association on Islay this week

Scotch Whisky distilleries achieved a record 1.7 million visits last year - up almost 8% on 2015 - and more sites than ever are opening their doors to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of this iconic industry. Read more

New Speyside Distillery: Cabrach will celebrate Scotland’s illicit whisky history: 7th September, 2017

Artists impression of the Cabrach distillery and heritage centre 2017

Artists impression of the Cabrach distillery and heritage centre 2017

A new Speyside whisky distillery which uses historical methods of distilling and bottling is set to begin production in 2019, after securing planning consent from the Moray Council this week. Read more

 

The Whisky Barrel releases its latest exclusive 10th Anniversary Whisky: 7th September, 2017

Specialist online whisky shop, TheWhiskyBarrel.com, is proud to release Laphroaig 6 Year Old 2011 Exclusive Malts 10th Anniversary bottling.

The Whisky Barrel releases its latest exclusive 10th Anniversary Whisky: 7th September, 2017

This is the third addition to The Whisky Barrel’s range of exclusive bottlings commemorating the 10th anniversary of the retailer established in 2007 and which is now renowned as one of the world’s leading whisky and spirits merchants. Read more and buy online

New Peated Single Malt Showcases The Balvenie In Entirely Different Way: 5th September, 2017

The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years is one of the distillery’s first whiskies to be made from 100% peated barley

New Peated Single Malt Showcases The Balvenie In Entirely Different Way: 5th September, 2017

Tuesday 5th September, London: Today The Balvenie, the most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky, reimagines a classic Speyside style whisky with the release of an exceptional peated expression – The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years (2002 Vintage), available initially in a select number of markets. Read more 

Jura Celebrates Island Community With One And All Release: 1st September, 2017

Jura Celebrates Island Community With One And All Release: 1st September, 2017

Jura Single Malt Whisky today, 1st September, unveils a new limited edition expression, created in celebration of Jura’s community and the team of distillery workers who craft the award-winning whisky. Chosen by them, it’s fittingly named One And All. Read more

Introducing The Wemyss Family Collection: 17th August, 2017

Introducing The Wemyss Family Collection: 17th August, 2017

We have released a new range of blended Scotch malt whiskies named the Wemyss Family Collection which have been carefully and expertly produced from the family’s own private collection of maturing whisky casks. Read more

Walsh Whiskey Distillery: Writers’ Tears Red Head Wins The Masters: 10th August, 2017

Walsh Whiskey Distillery: Writers’ Tears Red Head Wins The Masters: 10th August, 2017

Royal Oak, Co. Carlow, Ireland – 9 August 2017: Walsh Whiskey Distillery is delighted to announce that Writers’ Tears - Red Head, has been awarded Gold in the ‘Premium Single Malt’ category in this year’s Irish Whiskey Masters. Read more

Irish Distillers' Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength & Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Are Named Masters Of Irish Whiskey

Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength & Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Are Named Masters Of Irish Whiskey

Irish Distillers’ prestige range of Irish whiskeys has demonstrated its unrivalled quality at The Irish Whiskey Masters 2017, scooping 12 out of the 52 medals on offer. 10 Gold medals were awarded across the portfolio, while Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys, Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength and Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy, were recognised with coveted Master medals. Read more

The Dalmore Valour takes Gold at International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2017: 9th August, 2017

The Dalmore Valour takes Gold at IWSC 2017: 9th August, 2017

The Dalmore has won a Gold Medal and a Gold Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2017 for the highly regarded travel retail exclusive The Dalmore Valour. Read more

Glenfiddich Announces Uk Winner Of World's Most Experimental Bartender: 4th August, 2017

London bartenders head to global final with whisky and fragrance collaboration

Glenfiddich Announces Uk Winner Of World's Most Experimental Bartender: 4th August, 2017

4th August, 2017 London: Glenfiddich has crowned its winner at the UK final of the World’s Most Experimental Bartender competition in London. Collaborators Charles Roche and William Hetzel, both from Scout cocktail bar in London, captured the judges’ imagination with their whisky-aroma inspired concept. Read more

Glasgow's Clydeside Distillery launches recruitment drive for quality whisky team: 2nd August, 2017

Glasgow Clydeside Distillery launches recruitment drive for quality whisky team: 2nd August, 2017

The Clydeside Distillery has launched an intensive recruitment drive to find its distillery team and visitor centre staff. The distillery, due to start production and open its doors to the public later this year, will see the iconic Pumphouse between the Riverside Museum and SEC transformed, complete with an interactive whisky experience and visitor centre with specialist whisky shop and café. Read more

Unveiling the Last Precious Drops: Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition: 1st August, 2017

Unveiling the Last Precious Drops: Littlemill 2017 Private Cellar Edition: 1st August, 2017

 

Whisky connoisseurs and collectors from around the world will have a rare opportunity to acquire a single malt from an extinct distillery thought to be one of the oldest in Scotland. Read more 

The Dalmore Releases 40 Year Old Whisky: exceptional rare and aged for the Dalmore Distillery 26th July, 2017

The Dalmore Releases 40 Year Old Whisky: exceptional rare and aged for the Dalmore Distillery 26th July, 2017

The definitive luxury single malt The Dalmore is set to add to its repertoire of exceptional rare and aged whiskies with The Dalmore 40 year old. Building on The Dalmore’s pioneering heritage in the art of maturation, The Dalmore 40 has been carefully nurtured and crafted by renowned Master Distiller Richard Paterson.  Read more

Tullibardine Brings A French Twist To Its Latest Vintage Expression: 21st July, 2017

The Murray Chateauneuf-du-Pape available exclusively on Whisky.de from July

Tullibardine Brings A French Twist To Its Latest Vintage Expression: 21st July, 2017

Tullibardine distillery has announced the release of the latest expression to join its range of Highland single malt whiskies, which has been finished in the finest French Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine casks. Read more

Tomatin Launches Limited Edition 1972 Single Malt From their Warehouse 6 Collection: 19th July, 2017

Tomatin Launches Limited Edition 1972 Single Malt: 19th July, 2017

Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has today unveiled its hotly anticipated, limited edition single malt from their Warehouse 6 Collection, the 1972 edition.

Following the launch of the extremely well received 1971 edition last year, the award-winning distillery has now released the 1972 Warehouse 6 Collection to the market, the second release in a series of six. Read more

Bunnahabhain releases oldest ever single malt in tribute to the 'Gaelic God of the Sea': 8th July, 2017

Bunnahabhain releases oldest ever single malt in tribute to the 'Gaelic God of the Sea': 8th July, 2017

Bunnahabhain distillery has unveiled its oldest single malt to date – the 46 Year Old, “Eich Bhana Lìr” - meaning “The great waves of the God Lìr”.  During the winter months, the distillery warehouses, situated close to the sea on the rugged north‐eastern coast of Islay, are often enveloped by the raging seas. Read more

Holyrood Distillery Hires Top Team Of Industry Experts: 7th July, 2017

Holyrood Distillery Hires Top Team Of Industry Experts: 7th July, 2017

Holyrood Distillery has reached another major milestone in its aim of bringing back malt whisky distilling to Edinburgh, with the recruitment of a top team of whisky and drinks industry experts.  Read more

Port X Whisky: The Dalmore Releases Unique Vintage Port Collection: 6th June, 2017

Luxury single malt The Dalmore has released a three-bottle, limited edition collection of whiskies matured in vintage port casks. In the year that The Dalmore’s legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson celebrates his 50th year in the whisky industry, The Vintage Port Collection is the latest in a long line of ground-breaking releases from the iconic whisky producer. Read More

New Single Cask Spirits Range Unveiled By The Scotch Malt Whisky Society: 5th July, 2017

The single cask experts introduce Single Cask Spirits brand for its rum, gin, cognac, bourbon and non-malt whisky releases

New Single Cask Spirits Range Unveiled By The Scotch Malt Whisky Society: 5th July, 2017

 

The world’s leading authority on single cask whisky and other spirits, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (www.smws.com), is launching a new sub-brand called Single Cask Spirits for its non-malt whisky releases. Read more

Final chapter in the Smugglers' story: Isle of Arran Distillers release ultimate bottling in history-inspired trilogy: 5th July, 2017

Final chapter in the Smugglers' story: Isle of Arran Distillers release ultimate bottling in history-inspired trilogy: 5th July, 2017

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery will release the final edition in its highly celebrated Smugglers’ Series on the 12th July. This bottling marks the conclusion of the much-lauded trilogy which honours the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed ‘Arran Waters’. Read more

The Scotch Whisky Association comments on Scottish GDP figures announced today: 5th July, 2017

Karen Betts, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, said: “It’s very encouraging to see growth in the Scottish economy in the first quarter of the year, and the substantial contribution Scotch Whisky has made to that. The Scotch Whisky industry, which employs more than 10,000 people in Scotland, adds almost £5 billion of value annually to the Scottish economy. Read more

Kingsbarns Distillery Releases 2 Years Old Spirit Drink: 28th June, 2017

Kingsbarns Distillery Releases 2 Years Old Spirit Drink: 28th June, 2017

Kingsbarns Distillery is proud to reveal that a 2 Year Old Spirit Drink has been bottled and is available to purchase exclusively at the Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre. Kingsbarns 2 Year Old Spirit Drink is the first release from Kingsbarns to be matured in oak casks however it cannot be called Scotch whisky as it has not been matured for over 3 years. Read more

New Haig Club Scotch Bar To Launch At The Cube, Birmingham: 28th June, 2017

New Haig Club Scotch Bar To Launch At The Cube, Birmingham: 28th June, 2017

Birmingham has welcomed a stunning new skyline destination with the launch of the Haig Club Bar on Level 25 at The Cube this month (June). The bar, which sits alongside the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill with views across the city, features a dedicated entrance on Level 25. It seats 36 guests, showcasing Haig Club and Haig Club Clubman through a specially crafted drinks menu and cocktail list, alongside small plates and sharing dishes. Read more

Distillery Manager joins The Clydeside Distillery team: 27th June, 2017

Distillery Manager joins The Clydeside Distillery team: 27th June, 2017

The Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow’s newest whisky distillery and visitor centre, has appointed Alistair McDonald as Distillery Manager.   Alistair brings with him over 30 years of whisky knowledge and expertise having previously worked for Beam Suntory as Distillery Manager at Auchentoshan.  Read more

Tullibardine’s latest expression, The Murray, scores a hat-trick in three global spirit challenges: 31st May, 2017

The latest single malt to join the carefully crafted range at Tullibardine, The Murray, has recently celebrated a hat-trick of award wins, establishing its reputation as an exceptional whisky on the global stage. Read more

Glen Scotia 25-year-old sets sail: 31st May, 2017

Independent Campbeltown distillery, Glen Scotia, has added a 25-year-old single malt to its award-winning range. The single malt, which is dominated by maritime influences, was launched at the Campbeltown Whisky Festival on Wednesday 24 May. Read more

Isle of Arran Distillery toasts international drinks tourism award win: 26th May, 2017

Isle of Arran Distillers has been recognised at the prestigious Drinks Business Awards for their success and investment in wine and spirits tourism. An international award judged by the biggest drinks trade magazine in the world, the distillery beat off tough competition from wineries and distilleries to win the accolade for ‘Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’. Read more

Hunter Laing Unveils Six Exceptionally Rare Islay Whiskies & New Shop At Feis Ile: 26th May, 2017

Hunter Laing has unveiled ‘The Kinship’, a range of six bottlings of exceptionally rare Islay whiskies, which will only be sold at their new shop on Islay during and after the Feis Ile whisky festival.  Read More

Highland Park Releases Stunning And Category Breaking Packaging To Reflect Viking Heritage: ‘The Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’: 28th April, 2017s

Highland Park has always been proud to stand apart from other single malt Scotch whiskies in terms of flavour and taste. Today, we are delighted to announce the release of our new packaging which forms part of a complete re-imagining of the overall brand identity. Read more

A Warm Welcome Awaits At Jura Tastival 2017: Tickets are now on sale for Jura Tastival 2017: 27th April, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Jura Tastival 2017 – which returns for a one-day single malt spectacular on Thursday 1st June, offering new ways to enjoy whisky, through a busy programme of one-of-a-kind taste experiences. Read more

Highland Park Launches Rebus30: An exclusive 10 Year Old Single Malt to celebrate special 30th anniversary: 13th April, 2017

Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky is proud to announce plans to collaborate with legend of British crime author Ian Rankin and The Orion Publishing Group to help mark the thirtieth anniversary of John Rebus, one of crime fiction’s best loved creations. Read more

Tomatin Distillery Boss Joins Host Of Celebrities As He Is Named Keeper Of The Quaich : 6th April, 2017

Tomatin Distillery has today, Thursday 6th April, revealed that one of its board directors, Stephen Bremner (41), has been inducted into the exclusive Scotch Whisky society, The Keepers of the Quaich. Stephen joins the likes of Prince Charles, Jackie Stewart, Ronald Reagan and Alex Salmond in his exclusive new role.   Read more

The Macallan In Lalique Legacy Collection Achieves Exceptional Auction Price Of US$993,000 At Sotheby's Hong Kong: 3rd April, 2017

Sunday 2 April saw the sale of the extraordinary The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection – a set of six stunning crystal decanters containing the rarest of The Macallan’s single malts aged from 50 to 65 years old – for US$993,000 at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. Read more

Diageo To Open Its Doors For Global Celebration Of Scotch Whisky - 3rd February, 2017

A new global celebration is being introduced in honour of Scotland’s gift to the world - International Scotch Day. The inaugural celebration will take place on Friday 10 February and will invite people to raise a glass of Scotch and celebrate a drink that’s made to be enjoyed whichever way you like it with good company, wherever, whenever. Read more

Kingsbarns Distillery appoints new Visitor Centre Development Manager :: 25th January, 2017

Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to welcome Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager. Read more

The Scotch Whisky Association - New figures show Scotch is biggest boost for UK balance of trade :: 25th January, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today (25 January) calls for a 2% spirits excise duty cut to boost an industry that creates £5 billion annually for the economy, supports more than 40,000 jobs and is the largest net contributor to the UK’s balance of trade in goods, according to new research. Read More

Irish Distillers to invest €10m in production capacity at Midleton Distillery :: 19th January, 2017

Dublin, January 18th 2017 – Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for a €10.5 million investment at Midleton Distillery... Read more

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment launches in UK on-trade with Young's exclusive :: 17th January, 2016

[London, 17th January, 2017]  Today, Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt whisky, officially launches the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment in the UK on-trade starting with 85 Young’s pubs across London. Read more

The Dalmore Release 50 Year Old Single Malt To Mark Half A Century Of Richard Paterson’s Pioneering Whisky-Making :: 14th January, 2017

The definitive luxury malt, The Dalmore is set to release an exceptionally rare, Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished 50 year old single malt to mark its Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whisky industry. Read more

Chivas Brothers Starts Global Search for its next master :: 9th January, 2017

9th January 2017: Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, has launched its search for the 2017 Global Chivas Master. Now in its fourth year, the Chivas Masters cocktail competition is built on Chivas’ belief that great bartending is measured not only by the achievements of an individual, but by the ability to work together as a team. Read more

The Latest Expression From Scapa: Scapa Glansa :: Introducing Scapa - a boutique range of handcrafted single malts from the wild and beautiful Island of Orkney :: 5th January, 2017

Scapa is a boutique range of artisanal malts influenced by the orcadian elements. The Orkney archipelago is located just off the far north coast of Scotland and within reach of the Arctic Circle. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Balvenie 16 Year Old Rose (2nd Release) Single Malt Whisky
Balvenie 16 Year Old Rose (2nd Release) Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,500.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Prometheus 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Prometheus 28 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 53% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £664.90
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore Black 31 Year Old 1964 - Final Edition Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore Black 31 Year Old 1964 - Final Edition Single Malt Whisky ~ 49% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £22,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Macallan 30 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) Single Malt Whisky
Macallan 30 Year Old 1988 - Single Cask (Master of Malt) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,999.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 4896) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 4896) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,016.08
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Talisker 24 Year Old 1953 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky
Talisker 24 Year Old 1953 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Caol Ila 21 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Caol Ila 21 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £499.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask Single Malt Whisky
Kavalan Solist Manzanilla Cask Single Malt Whisky ~ 57.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Taiwanese  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £355.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Glenrothes 25 Year Old - Soleo Collection Single Malt Whisky
The Glenrothes 25 Year Old - Soleo Collection Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £320.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glen Albyn 32 Year Old 1970 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Albyn 32 Year Old 1970 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 50% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £695.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


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