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Planet Whiskies will bring you the latest whisky press releases from around the world - 2008/ 2009

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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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. .  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

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

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Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2217) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glengoyne 12 Year Old 1996 (cask 3447) - Scottish Merchants Choice Single Malt Whisky
Glengoyne 12 Year Old 1996 (cask 3447) - Scottish Merchants Choice Single Malt Whisky ~ 57.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Black & White (2L) - 1960s Blended Whisky
Black & White (2L) - 1960s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 200cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Littlemill 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 3045) - The Duncan Taylor Single Single Malt Whisky
Littlemill 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 3045) - The Duncan Taylor Single Single Malt Whisky ~ 53.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Macallan 18 Year Old 1967 Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1967 Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie - 4.5l Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie - 4.5l Single Malt Whisky ~ 50% ~ 450cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Millburn 25 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts Single Malt Whisky
Millburn 25 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts Single Malt Whisky ~ 62% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bruichladdich 1984/32 - All In (With Box) Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich 1984/32 - All In (With Box) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Macallan 18 Year Old 1966  (No Box) Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1966 (No Box) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky
Glen Garioch 25 Year Old 1990 - Whisky is Class...ical (Silver Seal) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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