Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Latest whisky news - Ian Macleod Distiller’s been awarded two Gold Medals by Beverage Testing Institutes’- 4th March 2010

SMOKEHEAD, Ian Macleod Distiller’s Islay Single Malt Scotch WhiskyEdinburgh, 04 March 2010: SMOKEHEAD, Ian Macleod Distiller’s Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has been awarded two Gold Medals in the highly respected Beverage Testing Institutes’ (BTI) 2009 International Review of Spirits Packaging Competition in the USA.

Chosen by a prestigious judging panel of top design artists, spirits writers, retail and on-premise buyers, Smokehead was selected from over 100 entries to win Gold Medals in the Creativity and Graphic Design categories.

Created by London-based design group Navyblue, the strong upbeat design and packaging uses a variety of adjectives such as Robust, Monstrous and Boisterous to allude and celebrate the explosively smoky and peaty flavours of this powerful Islay Single Malt.

The Smokehead bottle also received a Bronze Medal in the Style category and was named overall Best Bottle Runner-up, while its innovative embossed and debossed presentation tin received a Silver Medal in the Graphic Design category.

Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Ian Macleod Distillers, commented; “We are delighted that Smokehead’s standout design has been recognised by such an internationally respected institution as the BTI. We are very proud of Smokehead’s bold, contemporary and exciting style, which commands attention and appeals directly to the discerning and adventurous ‘modern drinker’.”

Since its launch in 2006, the quality of both Smokehead’s design and taste has received a number of prestigious accolades, including gold medals in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge and the Wine and Spirit Design Awards, as well as the overall trophy for Design of the Year 2006/07. Other products in the Smokehead range include the one litre bottle, Smokehead Extra Rare (Travel Retail Exclusive) and the premium 18 Years Old Smokehead Extra Black.

Founded in 1981, the BTI is one of the world’s foremost authorities on alcoholic beverages, independently reviewing thousands of wines, beers and spirits every year. With a mission to create fair and reliable reviews for consumers, its buying guides have appeared in many publications including The New Yorker Magazine, Wine & Spirits International, CNBC, BBC Radio International and The Chicago Tribune.

A full list of winners the International Review of Spirits Packaging Competition 2009 can be viewed www.tastings.com

Described as being like a cannonball, Smokehead is an explosive combination of peat, smoke and spice with some delicate sweetness. The single malt flavour is described as fresh, fruity and immense, with notes of sherry, iodine, toffee, smoke and sea salt. The taste hits the palate at once with cocoa, peat and some honey sweetness, before exploding with peppery spice and more earthy peat.

Smokehead is available in the USA and worldwide. Details of some global stockists can be found on the website www.smokehead.co.uk

Curious to discover more, visit www.smokehead.co.uk

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky encourages responsible drinking

www.drinkaware.co.uk ~~ www.scotch-whisky.org.uk

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Tasting Sets for Whisky and Gin

Whisky gift for Father's Day 2019

BUY WHISKY TASTING SET FOR £24.95

Gin gift for Father's Day 2019

BUY GIN TASTING SET FOR £24.95

VIEW OTHER IDEAL WHISKY GIFTS FOR FATHER'S DAY 2019

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

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.. 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

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1775) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1775) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,987.02
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 10 Year Old 100 Proof (Red Sticker) - 1980s Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 10 Year Old 100 Proof (Red Sticker) - 1980s Single Malt Whisky ~ 57% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,500.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1976 (cask 8088) - Signatory Single Malt Whisky
Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1976 (cask 8088) - Signatory Single Malt Whisky ~ 59.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £599.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Blended Whisky
The Last Drop 1971 Blended Scotch Blended Whisky ~ 46.7% ~ 75cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan Coronation Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan Coronation Single Malt Whisky ~ 56.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Macallan 48 Year Old 1969 - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Dun Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 48 Year Old 1969 - The Rarest of the Rare Collection (Dun Single Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £48,000.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Laphroaig 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 11990) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig 21 Year Old 1996 (cask 11990) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Single Malt Whisky ~ 53.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £376.76
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenlivet 1951 (bottled 2016) - Gordon & MacPhail Single Malt Whisky
Glenlivet 1951 (bottled 2016) - Gordon & MacPhail Single Malt Whisky ~ 40.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £5,275.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Ardbeg 24 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Ardbeg 24 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.1% ~ 50cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £724.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Samaroli Diamond (2017 Edition) Blended Malt Whisky
Samaroli Diamond (2017 Edition) Blended Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £437.30
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter