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Highland Park - Established in 1798Press Release from Highland Park Single Malt Whisky - 20 January 2009

DISCOVER THE ORKNEY HOME OF AWARD-WINNING
HIGHLAND PARK SINGLE MALT WHISKY

Highland Park is welcoming visitors to the newly refurbished five star visitor centre at its Orkney distillery, the northernmost Scotch whisky distillery in the world. Visitors can discover the whisky making techniques that have made Highland Park arguably the most respected single malt in the world, by taking a guided tour of the distillery and, of course, a tasting. The revamped visitor centre brings to life the distillery, established in 1798, and its integral relationship with Orkney.

A photo of the Highland Park Distillery on OrkneyVisitors can enjoy a dram at the bespoke tasting bar featuring Orkney dry-stone walling and traditional oak reclaimed from an original Highland Park washback, previously used for the fermentation stage of making the single malt. 

A new cask education area highlights the vital role of the exceptional sherry oak casks used to develop the distinctive richness and multi-dimensional complexity of the whisky. 

Those embarking on the Connoisseurs Tour will enjoy a more indepth experience, ending their visit in The Tasting Room with a tasting of the award winning malts in Highland Park’s portfolio including the 12 year old, 15 year old, 18 year old and 25 year old.  It is an exceptional ... Read more from Highland Park Whisky DIstillery

News from the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay - Press Release date 23th October 2008

Ardbeg Makes It a Double!
Islay malt is announced World Whisky of the Year for 2nd Year running

Ardbeg Uigeadail, a single malt whisky from Ardbeg Distillery on the remote Island of Islay has been awarded the top accolade, “World Whisky of the Year” 2009. 

This follows the success of the distillery’s flagship expression Ardbeg Ten Years Old which scooped the same honour in 2008.

The award comes with the publication of the 6th annual edition of whisky authority and writer Jim Murray’s, “Whisky Bible”. A favourite with whisky aficionados, barmen and connoisseurs around the world Jim Murray has nosed and re- tasted a staggering 1500 whiskies to bring the guide which includes notes on a total of 3000 whiskies, right up to date... Read more about this press release from Ardbeg Distillery

News from the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay - Press Release not dated

Big News from Ardbeg - Ultimate Islay malt is announced World Whisky of the Year

A view of Ardbeg DistilleryThe Ultimate Islay Malt has been awarded the ultimate accolade, as Ardbeg Ten Years Old is announced as World Whisky of the Year.

The accolade has been awarded by internationally acclaimed whisky expert, Jim Murray, who has furthered the honour by making this the first single malt Scotch winner ever.  Ardbeg Ten Years Old is also accorded Scotch Single Malt of the Year at the same time... Read more from Ardbeg Distillery

 

News from the Glenmorangie Distillery on Islay - Press Release not dated

The Glenmorangie Distillery tirelessly and relentlessly produces our delicate, complex spirit; each stage of the production process is precise and perfect in its own right.   

At its core is a small group of men with immense skill and enviable knowledge.  The craftsmen of Glenmorangie, the patient patrons of quality and excellence, they are the backbone of the Distillery, they are the legendary Sixteen Men of Tain

These sixteen individuals are the living embodiment of our founder’s vision, the unofficial guardians of our malt, who still, to this day, use the time-honoured, traditional skills that have passed from generation to generation.  Together they ensure Glenmorangie is made in the same, unhurried and uncompromised way it always has been since 1843.... Read More from the Glenmorangie Distillery Press Release

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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

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Auchentoshan 44 Year Old 1966 Single Malt Whisky
Auchentoshan 44 Year Old 1966 Single Malt Whisky ~ 40.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength (2018 Release) Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig 25 Year Old Cask Strength (2018 Release) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52% ~ 70cl

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Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 3246) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 3246) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1975 (cask 1227-1) - Rare Cask Release Batch Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1975 (cask 1227-1) - Rare Cask Release Batch Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5114) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5114) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 57% ~ 70cl

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Glenrothes Titanic Centenary 1998 Berry Bros & Rudd Single Malt Whisky
Glenrothes Titanic Centenary 1998 Berry Bros & Rudd Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

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Glenfarclas 1993 (cask 1598) Family Cask Summer 2018 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1993 (cask 1598) Family Cask Summer 2018 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 53.3% ~ 70cl

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Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1984 (cask 13081) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Single Malt Whisky
Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1984 (cask 13081) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Girvan Patent Still 30 Year Old Grain Whisky
The Girvan Patent Still 30 Year Old Grain Whisky ~ 42% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Avonside-Glenlivet 35 Year Old 1938 Blended Whisky
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