Latest Whisky News - Useful information from the whisky industry - Press Releases for 2011

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Below is a list of whisky news on Planet Whiskies for 2011. As the year progress this archive will build up with the latest whisky news first in the list.

Duncan Taylor - Introducing the new core Dimensions Collection - 6th December, 2011

The Dimensions collection is an outstanding range of single malt and single grain Scotch whiskies encompassing the full breadth of the Duncan Taylor portfolio. Containing whiskies aged up to 39 years, the Dimensions collection showcases the multi dimensional levels of character and flavour available from individual distilleries and casks.  Read this press release

Duncan Taylor - Black Bull is Best in Glass! - 5th December, 2011

Black Bull 40 year old, the flagship of Duncan Taylor’s award winning range of deluxe blends has seen off competition from some of the world’s most respected whiskies to be named as the overall winner at this year’s Best in Glass awards. Read this press release

Scotch Whisky Association - New Chairman For Scotch Whisky Association As Exports Break Records - 2nd December, 2011

Scotch Whisky exports hit a record high as the Scotch Whisky Association unveiled Ian Curle, chief executive of The Edrington Group, as its new chairman. After four years as chair of the SWA, Paul Walsh, chief executive of Diageo, announced the industry export figures for the first three quarters of 2011, which show Scotch Whisky earning £125 every second for the UK balance of payments. The value of exports over the nine month period totalled almost £3billion – an increase of 23% on the same period of 2010. Read this press release

The Macallan launches first ever virtual dram app - 29th November, 2011

The Macallan, distributed by Maxxium UK, has become the first whisky brand to create a virtual dram app on Facebook, as part of its social media strategy. Entitled ‘Share a dram’, the app has been developed to build on the brand’s growing presence on Facebook, which recently smashed... Read this press release

Top Crime Author Stuart MacBride Opens Jura Writers’ Retreat - 28th November, 2011

Top Scottish crime writer, Stuart MacBride has launched the return of the renowned Jura Writers’ Retreat programme. Jura whisky has revived Writers’ Retreat, which celebrates the island’s storytelling heritage by inviting eminent authors to spend time on Jura and write a short story inspired by the island featuring a character and genre for which they are most famous. Read this press release

Bowmore Unveils Islay Taste Map With Martine Nouet. Interactive map now live - 28th November, 2011

Interactive map now live from October press release - This autumn, Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt whisky, has collaborated with esteemed whisky writer Martine Nouet to create the Islay Taste Map. Read this press release

Drambuie Reveals An Extraordinary New Direction - 28th November, 2011

28.11.11: Iconic Scottish drinks brand, DRAMBUIE is to premiere its exciting global marketing campaign: A TASTE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY on 28 November with London getting the first glimpse of the international campaign. Read this press release

Bowmore Distillery - The Bowmore Tweed Savile Row Experience - 23rd November, 2011

Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt whisky is collaborating with esteemed Savile Row tailor, Malcolm Plews to create the ultimate premium Christmas gift; a bespoke tailoring session where gents will be fitted with a made-to-measure Bowmore Tweed jacket... Read this press release

SWA - Gavin Hewitt takes up role as President of the European Spirits Organisation - CEPS - 23rd November, 2011

Gavin Hewitt, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), has been elected President of the European Spirits Organisation – CEPS. The European Spirits Organisation - CEPS represents the spirits industry at European level. Its membership comprises 30 national associations representing the industry in 26 countries, as well as a group of leading spirits producing companies. Read this press release

Black Bull Scotch Whisky Wins Fifth Gold Medal of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge - 22nd November, 2011

lass="malttext">Benriach Welcomes Scottish Government Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing To Newbridge Bond And HQ - 22nd November, 2011

THE BENRIACH Distillery Company was delighted to welcome Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, to its headquarters and bottling plant at Newbridge, Edinburgh, today (Monday November 21). Read this press release

Rosperity For The Year Ahead - Glenmorangie Offers A Unique Christmas Gift - 21th November, 2011

Glenmorangie, Scotland’s favourite single malt whisky, has created a unique luxury Christmas gift to celebrate and reinvigorate the festive tradition of ‘First-Footing’. Read this press release

The Glenmorangie Company Achieves Top Honours at World’s Leading Spirits Awards - 21th November, 2011

The Glenmorangie Company was the toast of the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) this week after picking up the best UK Spirits Producer award, fighting off stiff competition from vodka, gin, rum and other whisky producers... Read this press release

Glengoyne Unites the Auld Enemy - 18th November, 2011

Award-winning Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky is to host a new sporting dinner in Edinburgh, bringing together players and supporters to celebrate the history of the Calcutta Cup on the eve of the world’s oldest international fixture. Read this press release

The Glenlivet continues to inspire with launch of the Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1980 - 17th November, 2011

The Glenlivet, the world’s No 2 single malt Scotch whisky, is releasing the latest addition to its acclaimed Cellar Collection range of limited and unique vintage batches – The Glenlivet Cellar Collection 1980. Read this press release

Latest from Jura Distillery - Jura Launches Elixir Whisky for Christmas - 17th November, 2011

Jura distillery has today launched JURA Elixir, a new addition to its core range of whiskies. This fruity and spicy expression pays homage to local folklore which says that the island water, which goes into the whisky, has life-prolonging and mystical health-giving properties...Read this press release

Grand Traverse Distillery Unaged 100% Corn Whiskey - 16th November, 2011

No you are not color blind, this is in fact a "clear" whiskey. Clear whiskey, also known as white dog or moonshine harkens back to the days of our founding fathers and became prominent during prohibition. Read this press release

Grand Traverse Distillery First Bourbon Release 11th November, 2011

We are very happy to announce the release of our first bourbon ever! On December 10th, starting at 9am until 5:30pm - Read this press release

Teacher's Whisky - Teacher’s Introduces Gift Carton for Christmas - 10th November, 2011

10.11.11 - Teacher’s blended Scotch whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, is launching a special gift carton into the retail sector, a first for the brand since 1988, in the lead up to Christmas. Read this press release

Black Bull Scotch Whisky Wins Fourth Gold Medal of the Year: Blend at Scottish Field Whisky Challenge 2011 - 4th November, 2011

Distillers beat government targets on energy efficiency - 31th October, 2011

The UK spirits sector has beaten government energy efficiency targets. Investment in energy saving schemes is paying off for Scotch Whisky distilleries. Read this press release

Bowmore Distillery - Third release Bowmore Tempest -27th October, 2011

Bowmore Distillery - We are delighted to announce the arrival of our third release of Bowmore Tempest. A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail. Every year we release a small batch of Tempest to bring you a little taste of a wild, stormy Islay day. Read this press release

Memyss Malts and Blends - Wemyss Malts Release Single Cask Autumn List - 26th October, 2011

Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the release of their latest single cask malt whiskies.    Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions.  Wemyss whiskies are each identified by their natural taste and aroma and this latest range of four... Read this press release

Ballantine's Releases its Premium Seasonal Blend in time for Christmas - 24th October, 2011

Ballantine’s, the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe, will be supporting the festive trading period this year with its seasonal expression, Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve. The ideal gift, this exceptional limited edition blend will attract new and existing customers during the festive season and help to strengthen the brand’s position in its key markets. Read this press release

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX proves a dram made in heaven in the 2012 Jim Murray Whisky Bible Awards - 24th October, 2011

Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX has mesmerised industry experts once more, this time scooping a prestigious prize in the Jim Murray Whisky Bible Awards 2012. Murray paid tribute to the quality of the limited edition single malt Scotch by describing it as having “the perfect whisky finish.” Read this press release

Duncan Taylor - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2012 Awards - 24th October, 2011

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited are proud to announce that our Peerless Glen Grant 1970 cask 3497 has been awarded Best Single Malt Scotch 35-40 Years (Single Cask)in the 2012 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Read this press release

Chivas - Oscar Winning Director Takes You On A Cinematic Journey Of Friendship - 21st October, 2011

Everyone has a good story to tell about friendship: from why friends are important, to just hanging out with friends and having fun. For those of you who can’t imagine life without friends, Academy Award® winning short filmmaker, Joachim Back and Chivas Regal luxury Scotch whisky have released two cinematic films about real friends. Read this press release

Glengoyne Distillery Renovations Mark Best Summer Season Ever - 21st October, 2011

Glengoyne Distillery is celebrating the launch of a brand new shop and visitor centre upgrade on the back of its most successful summer season ever. Read this press release

Lutwyche launches first luxury men’s shoe in partnership with The Dalmore - 12th October, 2011

This newsletter is directly from The Dalmore and none of the content has been changed. There is also a image gallery where you can download hi-res images. This newsletter is all shoe maker Lutwyche who is launching a luxury shoe in partnership with The Dalmore. Read this press release

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Is a Mecca For Whisky Lovers Worlwide - 11th October, 2011

With a higher concentration of whisky distilleries than any other part of the world, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival continues to provide a major economic boost to the region, attracting a significant loyal audience and a large number who attended the celebrated Festival for the first time, according to a survey published today (11th October). Read this press release

Chivas Brothers Named 2011 Distiller Of The Year At International Spirits Challenge - 11th October, 2011

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, was awarded the much-coveted Distiller of the Year title at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) official awards ceremony held in London last night. Read this press release

Benriach and Glendronach launch UK Exclusive Single Cask Bottlings - 10th October, 2011

THE BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd. is delighted today (October 10) to announce UK EXCLUSIVE bottlings from two single casks – one from BenRiach and the other from its sister distillery at GlenDronach. Read this press release

Glendronach Adds New 21 Year-Old Parliament To Core Range - 7th October, 2011

GlenDronach is augmenting its award-winning range of Highland single malts today (October 7) by unveiling its new 21 year-old “Parliament” expression. Read this press release

Glenglassaugh Blog - First Bottling From The Refurbished Glenglassaugh Distillery - 5th October, 2011

A Tale of Wonder - Once upon a time there was a poor distillery, unloved by its owners who no longer had any need for its fabled whiskies. The dust was gathering in corners of the building, water was coming through holes in the roof and small items like pumps were disappearing. Read this blog - External Link to Glenglassaugh Blog

Arran Whisky Distillery Latest News - September, 2011 - 4th October, 2011

Our Distillery and Visitor Centre has been very busy over the summer months and we have once again had the pleasure of welcoming a record number of visitors to our beautiful corner of Scotland - coming from near and far. Read this press release

Manchester Whisky Festival 2011 - Lowry Hotel - Saturday 15th October - 4th October, 2011

The 3rd Manchester Whisky Festival takes place in the stunning setting of the 5-­-star Lowry Hotel on Saturday 15th October in two sessions, 11am to 3pm and 4pm to 8pm... Read this press release

Dalmore Unveils Unique Visitor Experience - 30th September, 2011

Benriach Sponsorship Helps Scottish Actors Become British Champions - 29th September, 2011

A TEAM of Scottish actors sponsored by BenRiach have become British champions. Falkirk's Tryst Theatre were crowned the best in the UK at the culmination of a nationwide drama festival involving over one thousand theatre groups. Read this press release

Shackleton’s Whisky Captures The Festive Spirit - A Gift 114 Years in the Making - 27th September, 2011

Painstakingly recreated from the original bottles which lay buried for a century next to Ernest Shackleton’s hut in Antarctica, an exact replica of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt is now available to buy, with 50,000 bottles released for the festive season.  Read this press release

Redbreast Adds First Cask Strength Expression to its Reputed Range - 22nd September, 2011

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is adding to its collection of Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton* this weekend at Whisky Live Paris**, with the launch of Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength – the portfolio’s first permanent cask strength bottling. Read this press release

Internationally Acclaimed Aberlour Distillery Wins Top Tourism Award - 22nd September, 2011

Aberlour Distillery, set in the heart of Speyside, is celebrating after being crowned ‘Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year’ in the Scottish heat of the Icons of Whisky 2012. Read this press release

BenRiach and GlenDronach September Newsletter - 20th September, 2011

Welcome to the first monthly newsletter on Planet Whiskies from the BenRiach and GlenDronach. None of the content below has been changed. There are great details included in the newsletter regarding the visitor center and tour dates for 2011. Read this press release

Limited Edition Lalique Decanter celebrates The Macallan’s legendary small stills - 20th September, 2011

The Macallan and Lalique are once again drawing upon their prestigious collaboration to create the latest addition to The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. Read this press release

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard launches new website to celebrate Single Pot Still Whiskeys - 19th September, 2011

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has launched an informative new website to support its growing portfolio of single pot still Irish whiskeys. Offering insight into the rich history and heritage of the unique whiskey style, features a series of insightful films created exclusively in conjunction with renowned Irish whiskey writer and historian, Peter Mulryan. Read this press release

Burn Stewart Distillers Celebrate Strong Financial Results - 19th September, 2011

19.09.11 - Burn Stewart Distillers, producers of Scottish Leader, Black Bottle, Bunnahabhain, Tobermory, Deanston and Ledaig whiskies, have announced its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2010. The main highlights of the announcement are: - Read this press release

Dalmore Sets New World Record - £125,000 For One Bottle Of Whisky - 19th September, 2011

The most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold in retail has been revealed by Whyte & Mackay at the Tax Free World Association Show in Cannes. The last bottle of The Dalmore 62, released from the personal collection of master distiller Richard Paterson, was sold at Changi Airport... Read this press release.

FNB Whisky Live Festival tickets on sale now - 16th September, 2011

Tickets to the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky festival in the world, the FNB Whisky Live Festival, are now on sale through Webtickets, which can be found on the festival’s website - Read this press release

Whisky of the World Expo Latest - 17th September, 2011

The most recent event on our calendar was the Beam Global, Legends of Whisky Dinner which took place at the Los Gatos Brewing Company in San Jose. The evening presented specially selected dishes paired with Canadian Club, Knob Creek Single Barrel, Booker’s and Laphroaig 18 year. Read this press release

Highland Park - London’s top chefs out in force to celebrate launch of slow food UK Chef Alliance - 16th September, 2011

Leading lights of the culinary world came together yesterday at an exclusive event to mark the launch of Slow Food UK’s Chef Alliance; a new initiative, which will encourage chefs to actively support the aims of Slow Food UK. Read this press release

Benriach appoints new regional sales manager - 13th September, 2011

THE BenRiach Distillery Company has appointed Douglas Cook as Regional Sales Manager, it announced today (September 13, 2011). Douglas (35), from Edinburgh, will have responsibility for Asia Pacific and European markets including France and Belgium. Read this press release

Scottish Whisky Association - Scotch Whisky Exports Sours - 12th September, 2011

Scotch Whisky exports grew strongly, defying global economic uncertainty, in the first six months of 2011. Global shipments of Scotch Whisky between January and June 2011 reached £1.8 billion, up 22% on the £1.47bn achieved in the first half of 2010, according to figures... Read this press release

The Macallan and the royal photographic society put O’Neill in the frame - 9th September, 2011

09.09.10 - The Royal Photographic Society last night (8 September) recognised the innovative work of legendary photojournalist and portrait photographer Terry O’Neill HonFRPS at The Macallan 2011 Royal Photographic Society Awards Ceremony in London. - Read this press release

Latest News Whisky - Glenmorangie’s Bottling Facility Gets Royal Opening - 8th September, 2011

The Glenmorangie Company’s new state-of-the-art bottling facility was officially opened by His Royal Highness on Wednesday 7 September 2011 - Read this press release

Templeton Rye Latest Straight from the Stills - 6th September, 2011

This newsletter has lots packed into it with details about the Volunteer Bottling, a Boardwalk Empire viewing party at the Science Center and our very own entry for the new Cy-Hawk trophy. Read this press release

Chivas Brothers sets gold standard for employee wellbeing - 1st September, 2011

Whisky producer Chivas Brothers has achieved the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award just eight months after achieving silver status. The company has moved through the three award stages – from bronze to gold – in just 18 months, a major achievement given the amount of work required... Read this press release

Financial results highlight Chivas Brothers star performers - 1st September, 2011

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, posted impressive sales figures for all of its strategic brands in the 2010/2011 financial year...Read this press release

Make it snappy or we’ll see you later, urges Ardbeg - 1st September, 2011

Bosses at Ardbeg – the iconic whisky distillery on the remote island of Islay – are urging whisky aficionados to snap up their annual Limited Edition Ardbeg Alligator…before it’s too late. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glendronach to supply 25 year-old single malt for Donald Trump’s new £750m Scottish golf resort - 29th August, 2011

GLENDRONACH Distillery has been selected by Donald Trump to supply the commemorative 25-year-old single malt that will mark the opening next summer of his £750 million golf complex on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Read this press release

Latest news regarding Whiskies of the World 2012 (WoW) News

The countdown clock to WOW 2012 reads T-minus 7 months and counting. Launch into fall with our end-of-summer sale and lock down tickets to the grand event at early bird savings before this deal expires on Sept 30, 2011. Read this press release

Benriach’s rare 1978 firkin cask yields just forty sublime bottles - 25th August, 2011

SPEYSIDE'S BenRiach Distillery is delighted to announce its most exclusive bottling ever. Only forty bottles of this exquisite 32-year old single malt will be available, making this an...Read this press release

Benriach and Glendronach release new batches of single cask bottlings - 24th August, 2011

AS SUMMER slips away, the thought of long autumn and winter nights becomes slightly more bearable thanks to BenRiach and GlenDronach issuing new batches of limited release single cask... Read this press release

The Naked Grouse Scores a Hat-Trick- 12th August, 2011

The Naked Grouse - the newest member of The Famous Grouse family - has won another gold award (best in category), this time at the International Spirits Challenge. This news comes only weeks after picking up rave reviews at the Scotch Whisky Masters and the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge 2011. Read this press release

The Macallan Masters of Photography Winner Revealed - 3rd August, 2011

After attracting over 7,000 entries and 94,000 votes, The Macallan single malt has announced that the winner of the first ever ‘Masters of Photography Masterclass’, in partnership with legendary Scottish photographer Albert Watson, is ‘Waiting for the Eclipse’ by Luke Bhothipiti from the USA. Read this press release

Chivas Brothers Whiskies Scoop Top Awards At The International Wine And Spirit Competition - 2nd August, 2011

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is celebrating after winning a covetable Trophy, an impressive five Gold ‘Best in Class’ medals and two Gold awards at this year’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Read this press release

Glenmorangie celebrates being ‘The Best of the Best’ - 29th July, 2011

Over the past five years Glenmorangie has achieved more prestigious accolades than any other single malt Scotch whisky at the International Wine and Spirits Competition... Read this press release

Benriach Wins Two Trophies At 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition - 28th July, 2011

THE BENRIACH Distillery Company, owners of GlenDronach and BenRiach, has won an amazing two product trophies at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition – both for its BenRiach 12 year-old sherry-matured single malt Scotch whisky. Read this press release

Cameron House Launches ‘Manly’ Glengoyne Whisky Afternoon Tea - 13th July, 2011

13 July 2011: Cameron House on Loch Lomond has partnered with nearby Glengoyne Distillery to offer a new Whisky Afternoon Tea. Created by new Head Chef Ryan Neill, the afternoon tea...Read this press release

Glengoyne Boosts Green Credentials with Launch of Wetlands Area - 12th July, 2011

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt will become the exclusive whisky partner of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in time for the official opening of a brand new wetlands area onsite at the Distillery, which will help with processing distillery waste and make the area a haven for wildlife..Read this press release

Scotch Whisky Association - Scotch Whisky Tourism Gives Massive Boost To Economy - 7th July, 2011

Scotch Whisky distilleries and visitor centres give a much-needed boost to the economy, the job market and bring growing numbers of international tourists to Scotland, according to a survey. Read this press release

The Macallan Visitor Attraction Wins Five Star Accolade - 5th July, 2011

The Macallan Visitor Centre, Speyside, has been awarded the prestigious five star rating from VisitScotland’s quality assurance scheme, confirming the distillery as a world class destination. Read this press release

Scotch Whisky Association Welcomes Groundbreaking Trade Deal with Korea - 1st July, 2011

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union and South Korea which comes into force today (1 July) is being heralded as a major milestone for the Scotch Whisky industry. Read this press release

The Naked Grouse Toasts Double Award Success - 30th June, 2011

The Naked Grouse, the newest member of The Famous Grouse family launched just this year, has picked up an award at the Scotch Whisky Masters. Winning a Masters in the premium blends category, The Naked Grouse was described as ‘a revelation’ by members of the judging panel. Read this press release

Ian Macleod Distillers buys a second distillery – Speyside’s Tamdhu - 29th June, 2011

29 June 2011, Edinburgh:  Ian Macleod Distillers, the independent, family-owned distiller, blender and bottler has purchased Tamdhu distillery in Speyside from the Edrington Group. Read this press release

Royal Salute Pays Homage To The Exceptional With The Launch Of The Rarest Crafted Whisky - 14th June, 2011

The world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range, Royal Salute, has crafted a blend so rare that only one man in the world has tasted it – creator and Master Blender, Read this press release

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry Head-To-Head at Sentebale Polo Cup Sponsored by Royal Salute - 13th June, 2011

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry demonstrated polo at its finest yesterday with the Duke’s team coming out on top, in front of a star-studded crowd at The Sentebale Polo Cup sponsored by Royal Salute. Read this press release

Highland Park first Scotch whisky to enter The Spirit Journal Hall of Fame - 13th June, 2011

Highland Park 18 year old has become the first Scotch whisky to be inducted into The Spirit Journal Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has been created by Spirit Journal editor F. Paul Pacult, in recognition of brands that have consistently exhibited extraordinary quality...Read this press release

Glenmorangie offers a Father’s Day gift to remember - 13th June, 2011

Iconic Scottish brand will inscribe the names of 1843 special fathers on their new ‘Founders Wall’ in a tribute to year the distillery was opened. Read this press release

Templeton Rye - Straight from the Still - 10th June, 2011

This newletter was sent to me as part of a Templeton Rye newsletter for 10th June, 2011. This newsletter has a number of topics including an introduction passage from Michael Killmer, the brand manager at Templeton Rye. Read this press release

Latest from Jura - Online whisky tasting offers Diurachs the best of the fest - 9th June, 2011

Led by Willie Tait, Master Distiller, and Willie Cochrane, Distillery Manager, the tasting session offers those who were unable to attend the festival, a chance to savour a taste of the Feis Isle online and soak up the whisky wisdom of the knowledgeable duo. Read this press release

Whisky A Go-Go: Glendronach's Cask In A Van to tour Belgium again in June - 9th June, 2011

FOR the last two years, GlenDronach malt whisky has selected a rare single cask from its Aberdeenshire distillery...and toured it around Belgium in the back of a van! Read this press release.

The Famous Grouse launches two new breed - 7th June, 2011

The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s favourite whisky, is welcoming two new expressions into its family; The Snow Grouse and The Naked Grouse. Read this press release.

Latest News - New Distillery Visitor Centre Opens on Jura - 26th May, 2011

Isle of Jura Distillery has marked the first day of this year’s Feis Ile with the opening of a new £100,000 Visitor Centre. The Jura Distillery Visitor Centre, on the same site as the former distillery shop, offers visitors a glimpse into the history and legends of Jura along... Read this press release.

Scottish Whisky Industry Collaborates on Renewal Energy

Construction will begin today on a £60.5 million biomass/feeds combined heat and power plant in Rothes in Speyside, Scotland. It will use Scotch Whisky distillery by-products to generate electricity, produce animal feed and drastically cut carbon emissions. Read this press release.

Chivas Brothers - Sentebale Polo Cup sponsored by Royal Salute - 23rd May, 2011

Luxury Scotch whisky Royal Salute is proud to announce its official support as title sponsor of the Sentebale Polo Cup, which will take place on Sunday 12 June 2011 at the stunning...Read this press release.

Chivas Regal and Filmaid International launch global brand partnership in Cannes - 16th May, 2011

Chivas Regal, the world’s original luxury Scotch whisky and Official Partner of the Festival de Cannes, today announced a new global brand partnership with the charity FilmAid International.. Read this press release

The Whisky Pod Lands at Glengoyne - 16th May, 2011

16 May 2011, Glengoyne: Following a successful debut at The Whisky Show and Whisky Live London,, the social network for whisky lovers, took their video review... Read this press release

Scotch Whisky Association Strengthens Its Team - 13th May, 2011

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has strengthened its Government and Consumer Affairs team with appointments in public affairs and communications. Read this press release

Ardbeg Chopper tour to deliver sensational whisky across Europe after starting its tour from spiritual home of Islay

Ardbeg Islay Malt will be delivered with a suitably wild roar to whisky fans across Europe this summer with the arrival of the Ardbeg Chopper. The eye-catching motorbike has been specially custom-built by cult US manufacturer Orange County Choppers ahead of its adventure. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glendronach launches new 15 Year Old Tawny Port Finish - 10th May, 2011

GLENDRONACH’S burgeoning reputation for producing innovative, richly-sherried expressions is boosted this month with the launch of its new 15yo GlenDronach Tawny Port finish. Read this press release

Templeton Rye Latest - Straight from the Stills - 5th May, 2011

This newletter was sent to me as part of a Templeton Rye newsletter for 5th May, 2011. This newsletter has lots packed into it with more details about Rock & Rye and chats about Whisky Week Chicago which is a must if your in the local area. Read this press release

Black Bull 12yo awarded Best Blended Scotch at World Whisky Awards - 21st April, 2011

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky are proud to announce that Black Bull 12 year old, our award winning deluxe
blended scotch whisky has been crowned ‘Best Blended Scotch Whisky aged 12 years and under’ at the World Whisky Awards 2011. Read this press release

RAF Team Nail the Impossible - The Drambuie Pursuit 2011 - 14th April, 2011

14 April 2011, Edinburgh: Four serving members of the Royal Air Force have won a £2,500 donation for the RAF’s Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) after securing the number one qualifying position for the high octane Scottish endurance race, The Drambuie Pursuit. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Macallan Releases Royal Wedding Commemorative Edition - 14th April, 2011

14.04.10 - As the excitement mounts for the first Royal Wedding in 12 years, The Macallan has announced the release of a limited edition of 1000 bottles celebrating the Royal Marriage of Prince William to Catherine (Kate) Middleton on 29th April 2011. Read this press release

Irish Distillers celebrates single pot still whiskey with launch of new initiative - 7th April, 2011

‘Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton’

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced plans to underline the rich heritage of Irish whiskey with the launch of a new initiative - Single Pot Still Whiskeys of Midleton. Read this press release

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard wins top awards at prestigious spirit competition - 6th April, 2011

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is celebrating the success of its premium whiskey portfolio after achieving four Double Gold and one Gold medal at the internationally renowned San Francisco World Spirit Competition (SFWSC) 2011. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Benriach and Glendronach join craft distillers in supporting Japan - 4th April, 2011

BenRiach and GlenDronach are two of seven independent Scottish distilleries collaborating to produce a unique whisky and donate all proceeds to the disaster relief effort in Japan.

Each of the seven distilleries, representing the best craft producers in the Scotch whisky business, is donating a cask of its single malt that will be expertly blended to create a limited edition whisky, appropriately called The Spirit of Unity. Read this press release

Whyte & Mackay - Message in a Bottle: 100-Year-Old Whisky Reveals Its Secrets - 4th April, 2011

Glasgow, Scotland, April 4 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Whyte & Mackay has successfully recreated the century-old whisky buried under the Antarctic ice by famous explorer Ernest Shackleton. Read this press release

Scotch delivers £109 a second to UK exports - Exports increase by 10% to £3.45bn in 2010 - 30th March, 2011

2010 was a record year for Scotch Whisky exports, according to new figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The performance confirmed Scotch Whisky as one of the UK’s top exporting industries. Read this press release

Ian Macleod Distillers Forge Partnership with SECC - 25th March, 2011

25.03.11, Glasgow: Ian Macleod Distillers has teamed up with Scotland’s biggest and best known music and events venue, the SECC in Glasgow. The unique deal sees Glengoyne Highland Single Malt and Smokehead Islay Single Malt enter a unique partnership to raise their profile to the 1.3 million visitors the SECC receives every year. Read this press release

The Scotch Whisky Association - A Mixed Budget for Whisky Distillers- 23rd March, 2011

The 7.2% increase in spirits duty will penalise Scotch Whisky drinkers and distillers, The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said today... Read this press release

Latest whisky news - Smokehead teams up with Smokeheads - 17th March, 2010

17.03.11, Edinburgh: Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whisky has formed a partnership with its namesake book, Smokeheads, the brand new release by Scottish writer Doug Johnstone. Read this press release

The Scotch Whisky Association - Distillers call for excise reform and duty freeze - March 16th March 2011

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today called on the Government to back a key UK industry in the forthcoming Budget. The industry’s submission to the Treasury...Read this press release

Templeton Rye - Rock & Rye and Ragbrai - Monday, July 25, 2011 - 15th March, 2011

This newletter was sent to me as part of a Templeton Rye newsletter for 15th March, 2011. This newsletter writes about the new days for the Rock & Rye and Ragbrai festival which is being held on Monday, July 25, 2011. There is also the usual videos and also a picture... Read this press release

Whyte & Mackay - Richard Paterson is Named Whisky Ambassador of the Year - 7th March, 2011

Whyte & Mackay Master Blender, Richard Paterson has been named ‘Whisky Ambassador of the Year’ at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards. Read this press release

Isle of Skye Whisky to sponsor Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr Racecourse - 3rd March, 2010

03 March 2011, Ayr: Isle Of Skye 8 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky is the new sponsor of the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr Racecourse - the richest hurdle race in Scotland... Read this press release

Single Malts Direct - Whisky for Royal Wedding 2011 - Commemorated for the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton.

Whisky of the World Expo on the 26th March, 2011 - 21st February, 2011

Countdown to WoW ... only 5 weeks to go! - Hello Expo Fans! So much is happening and the show is becoming more exciting and diversified everyday.  We have souvenir nosing glasses for every attendee this year to take home for your post Expo memories (and drams!). Read this press release

Chivas Regal 18 year old by Vivienne Westwood unveiled at London fashion week - 21st February, 2011

British luxury brands Chivas Regal and Vivienne Westwood have announced a new collaboration at London Fashion Week – the limited edition Chivas Regal 18 Year Old by Vivienne Westwood. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Dalmore releases Rivers Collection - 17th February, 2011

DALMORE RELEASES RIVERS COLLECTION - Luxury malt The Dalmore has launched a collection of four bespoke whiskies to raise much needed funds to conserve Scotland’s most important salmon rivers. It’s the first time the Dee, Spey, Tay and Tweed trustees have worked together with one partner to raise funds to protect some of Scotland’s finest sport and tourist attractions. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Dalmore - The Dalmore Releases Castle Leod Whisky - 17th February, 2010

The Dalmore Releases Castle Leod Whisky - More details relation tho this excellent Dalmore release is below with tasting notes and quotes from Richard Paterson, Master Blender, Whyte and Mackay and John Cromartie Caberfeidh of the Mackenzie clan. Read this press release

Glenmorangie Finealta whisky launched in fine style at The Savoy 10th July, 2011

The Glenmorangie Company unveiled a modern classic today (Thursday 10 February) with the European release of Glenmorangie Finealta at the newly-reopened Savoy Hotel... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Knappogue Castle Twin Wood Single Malt Irish Whiskey, 7th February, 2011

 New York, NY, February 7, 2011 - Knappogue Castle®, producer of a super-premium line of single malt Irish whiskies, announces the release of a distinctive, new, 16-year old single malt Irish whiskey: Twin Wood, a whiskey aged in two types of barrels, a first for the brand... Read this press release

Templeton Rye - Straight from the still - View whisky event dates around American - 4th February, 2011

This newletter was sent to me as part of a Templeton Rye newsletter for 4th February, 2011. This newsletter is all about whats been going on at this famous American Distillery...Read this press release

Glendronach’s most southerly tasting…in deepest Antarctica! - 4th February, 2011

THE richly-sherried GlenDronach single malt is savoured worldwide but, in what must be some kind of a record, we’ve just heard of some fervent American fans…at the South Pole!... Read this press release

The Royal Photographic Society and The Macallan unveil joint partnership - 1st February, 2011

Award Ceremony sponsorship enhances The Macallan’s photography commitment - The Royal Photographic Society and The Macallan have announced a new three year.. Read this press release

Defending champion Marcus Fraser leaves an impression on 2011 Championship Blend - 31st Jan, 2011

Ballantine’s, the No 1 ultra-premium whisky in Asia Pacific, has brought together Master Blender Sandy Hyslop and the 2010 Ballantine’s Championship winner Marcus Fraser,..Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glengoyne Awarded Ultra Premium Dram of 2010 - 31st January, 2011

31.01.11, Edinburgh: Connoisseurs from one of the UK’s largest and most prestigious whisky events, The Whisky Show, have named Glengoyne 40 Years Old Highland Single Malt... Read this press release

Clegg praises strong scotch whisky export figures during visit to Strathisla distillery - 20th January, 2011

Employees of Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, welcomed Nick Clegg to Strathisla Distillery in Keith today. Click to read press release

Latest whisky news - Rabbie Trail Burners - Whisky Galore! Two Brand New Tours For 2011 - 20th January, 2011

20 January 2011: Luxury small-group tour company Rabbie’s Trail Burners is launching two brand new tours to tease the palette - eight days of immersion in a whisky connoisseur’s dream, taking in the most famous whisky producing regions in the world. Click to read press release

Latest whisky news - Smokehead Flying High with The Sons of Icarus - 20th January, 2011
The Sons of Icarus have been crowned the first ever winner of the UK’s largest unsigned band competition, the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest (UBC). Click to read press release

Single Malts Direct, The Macallan, Highland Park, The Glenrothes - Toasting the Bard - Robert Burns Birthday - 25th January - 19th January, 2011

Whether you have an invitation to a formal traditional Burns Supper or are planning a simple affair at home with haggis neeps and tatties, choose from the following single malts for a fine dram to toast our national bard on his birthday - 25th January. - See all the Robert Burns Offers

Whisky news from the The Scotch Whisky Association - Ban on sales below tax welcomed by whisky distillers - 18th January, 2011

The UK Government’s proposal to ban alcohol sales below tax in England and Wales has been welcomed by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Read the whole press release

The Dalmore - Your personal invite to the ultimate whisky experience - 13th Jan, 2010


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