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Latest News - Useful information from the whisky industry in April 2009

Below is a full list of whisky news on Planet Whiskies. But if you would like to browse through the latest news month, by month please click on the below links and this will take you to the month in question. I have only been collection the latest whisky news for the last few months, but over time these links will increase.

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

Latest News from The Glenrothes Distillery opens its doors to the public - 22 April 2009

A black and white photo of the Glenrothes Distillery in Speyside. This distillery is now opening its door to the publicThe Glenrothes distillery in Speyside will be opening its doors to the public on Friday 8 May, offering a rare opportunity to discover the secrets of the award winning single malt. Established in 1879, The Glenrothes has historically been closed to the public. 

As part of the Speyside Festival celebrations, the distillery will be running two exclusive tours of the distillery in Rothes. Guided by Brand Ambassador Ronnie Cox and Speyside ... Click to read more

High visitors numbers give Glengoyne a cracking good Easter - 17th April 2009

A photo of the Dumgoyne Whisky DistilleryDumgoyne, 16 April 2009; Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, Glengoyne, has experienced a massive upsurge in tourists this Easter week, reporting the best visitor figures over the spring holiday in the distillery’s 175 year history.

Eager to learn about Glengoyne’s ‘Real Taste of Malt’, several hundred holidaymakers, the majority from England and northern Europe, visited the distillery during the Easter break – more than the last two years’ Easter weeks combined....   Click to read more

£3m New Look for Whisky’s Biggest Attraction - Scotch Whisky Experience - 17th April 2009

A photo of Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh’s five-star visitor attractionThe Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh’s five-star visitor attraction dedicated to exploring the story of Scotch whisky, is set to unveil a £3m new look for its popular whisky tour. Representing a major investment for the attraction, the new tour journeys from barley to bottle, exploring the diverse Scottish regions and unique processes of whisky production and culminating in an exclusive visit to the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whiskies.

Set at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, The Scotch Whisky Experience is ideally located in the heart of the old town and only a stone’s throw from historic Edinburgh Castle. The new tour takes a fresh approach to the visitor experience, blowing away the myths and stereotypes which surround Scotch whisky.... Click to read more

The Famous Grouse burns limited edition bottle raises money for hit- 8th April 2009

Iain Limond, Jeremy Speirs and David CochraneThe 250th anniversary of Robert Burns wasn’t simply a chance for thousands of revellers to enjoy a wee dram. The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s Number 1 whisky, helped many charities to enjoy a more prosperous 2009 by creating 250 limited edition bottles of 37 year old blended malt. 

In keeping with the humanitarian spirit of Burns, these bottles were only available for charity auction or raffle with a minimum value of £400. As a result, over £70,000 was raised at Burns Suppers and similar events around the world from auctioning The Famous Grouse limited ... Click to read more

Latest News - Glengoyne Single Highland Malt Whisky April 02nd, 2009

02.04.09, Edinburgh: Glengoyne Single Highland Malt is building on its ‘Real Taste of Malt, Real Taste of Food’ credentials this Homecoming Scotland year, by forming a unique partnership with celebrated Chef Tom Lewis, of Monachyle Mhor, and iconic Scottish food producers Loch Fyne Oysters. Click to read more

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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

The Cally 40 Year Old 1974 (Special Release 2015) Grain Whisky
The Cally 40 Year Old 1974 (Special Release 2015) Grain Whisky ~ 53.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintners Trilogy Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintners Trilogy Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (The Malt Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (The Malt Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bunnahabhain 27 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Bunnahabhain 27 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare Platinum (Hunter Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Glenrothes 1976 (bottled 2015) Single Malt Whisky
The Glenrothes 1976 (bottled 2015) Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Macallan 1964 - Special Selection Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 1964 - Special Selection Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 75cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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SMWS 97.14 18 Year Old 1990 Single Malt Whisky
SMWS 97.14 18 Year Old 1990 Single Malt Whisky ~ 55.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenglassaugh 44 Year Old 1972 (cask 1721) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 44 Year Old 1972 (cask 1721) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky ~ 42.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glencadam 28 Year Old 1989 (cask 7455) Single Malt Whisky
Glencadam 28 Year Old 1989 (cask 7455) Single Malt Whisky ~ 56.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Macallan M - 1824 Series Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan M - 1824 Series Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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