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

Latest News - Whisky industry - Glengoyne Distillery - ScotFest Festival - 20th August 2009

A One Day Festival Celebrating Food & Drink Producers and Designers Based in Scotland 

ScotFest - Sunday 20th of September from 11.30 – 4.30 at Cochrane Park in Alva. 20 August 2009 : ScotFest, featuring the Glengoyne Tent, is opening its doors to visitors on Sunday 20th of September from 11.30 – 4.30 at Cochrane Park in Alva.

As main sponsors Glengoyne Distillery will take centre stage in the Glengoyne Tent, presenting tutored tastings and offering samples of their handcrafted, multi-award winning whisky throughout the day. The Glengoyne team will also be hosting special blending sessions where visitors can learn the art of the Master Blender to create their very own unique blended whisky. Click to read more

Latest Whisky News - Highland Park - Scandinavia is where the Hjärta is for Highland Park - 20th August 2009

Limited edition single malt celebrates Scandinavian heritage and Highland Park’s Orcadian home

In recognition of its Scandinavian heritage and newly refurbished Orcadian distillery visitor centre, Highland Park is launching a limited edition single malt, Hjärta. The bottling, which means heart in old Norse, captures the historic bond between Scandinavia and Orkney.

Until 1468 Orkney was under Nordic rule and the islands passed to Scotland when King James III of Scotland was betrothed to Margaret, daughter of King Christian I of Denmark and Norway. Orkney has never forgotten its Scandinavian heritage and Hjärta has been launched to mark the total refurbishment of Highland Park’s visitor centre, itself a celebration of the rich history of the islands. Click to read more

Chivas Regal reinforces luxury values with contemporary packaging update - 17th August 2009

Chivas Regal new packaging for their 12 year old blended Whisky bottleChivas Regal, the original luxury Scotch whisky, has updated the packaging of its 12 Year Old flagship product, augmenting the premium cues and contemporary relevance of the brand that created the luxury whisky category in 1909. The new packaging, available in markets from September 2009, sees each element of the bottle and gift carton refined and crafted to further enhance the luxurious and fresh look, maintaining Chivas Regal’s iconic on-shelf presence.

The new design, which will be available around the world, remains true to Chivas Regal’s roots and takes inspiration from its richness, masculinity and heritage – qualities that heighten its appeal to increasingly discerning consumers who value the substance and style of iconic brands such as Chivas Regal. Click to read more

Highland Park named ‘Best Spirit in the World’ as sales soar - 17th August 2009

Highland Park’s 18-year-old single malt Scotch whisky has been crowned ‘best spirit in the world’ for the second consecutive time by leading US independent whisky expert Paul Pacult in the Spirit Journal’s Top 115 Spirits in the World.

The news comes as the Orkney brand enjoys record sales and the accolade follows impressive growth over the past four years. In that time, sales have soared by over 80 per cent, catapulting the Edrington subsidiary into the world’s top 10 single malt Scotch whiskies for the first time in the distillery’s 211-year history. Click to read more

Templeton Rye Whisky news - Straight from the still - 12th August 2009

Templeton Rye Second Annual Rock & Rye event held on the 8th August 2009Greetings from Templeton. Thank you to everyone who attended our Second Annual Rock & Rye event over the weekend. It was a big success and more importantly, a great time.

Our goal for Rock & Rye is to work with the town and make Templeton THE place to be for one night each summer. We definitely accomplished that goal, and I would like to say "thank you" to all of our friends in Templeton, the Templeton Rye team and our friends and family for their dedication and hard work.

I would also like to thank the Woodfellas for the wonderful lunch and scrambling to accommodate the surprising
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Latest Whisky News -New Awards. New Dalmore Awards at Scotch Whisky Tasting- 6th August, 2009 

The Dalmore 40 received the highest grade awarded by the independent Beverage Testing Institute in their recent Scotch Whisky tasting, scoring an outstanding 98 out of 100. The Institute, made up of retailers, restaurateurs and expert writers, also scored The Dalmore 1974 at 97, and The Dalmore King Alexander III at 94. Click to read more

Latest Whisky News -Highland Park celebrates fourth year of book festival sponsorship.- 4th Aug, 2009 

Highland Park celebrates fourth year of book festival sponsorship.Highland Park single malt, distributed by Maxxium UK, has once again teamed up with the Edinburgh International Book Festival (August 15-31) as the headline sponsor of the Book Festival’s iconic venue, the Spiegeltent.

This is the fourth year that Maxxium UK has implemented the sponsorship which is focused on delivery of a strategic sampling activation programme amongst an audience of over 200,000 book lovers. The Highland Park Spiegeltent, a striking 20th century Belgian wooden tent which houses the Festival’s bar and cafe, is the main venue for the sampling programme where visitors attending events will be able to enjoy a free dram of award winning Highland Park 12 year old single malt. ...Click to read more

 

 

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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

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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

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Ardbeg 26 Year Old 1991 (cask 1922) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky
Ardbeg 26 Year Old 1991 (cask 1922) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky ~ 40.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenmorangie 30 Year Old - Oloroso Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky
Glenmorangie 30 Year Old - Oloroso Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Tomintoul 30 Year Old 1973 (cask 9077) - Very Rare (R.N. MacDonald) Single Malt Whisky
Tomintoul 30 Year Old 1973 (cask 9077) - Very Rare (R.N. MacDonald) Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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The Macallan 18 Year Old 1980 Single Malt Whisky
The Macallan 18 Year Old 1980 Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Littlemill 20 Year Old - Royal Wedding Celebration (Hart Brothers) Single Malt Whisky
Littlemill 20 Year Old - Royal Wedding Celebration (Hart Brothers) Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Carsebridge 41 Year Old  1976 (cask 12768) - Xtra Old Particular (Doug Grain Whisky
Carsebridge 41 Year Old 1976 (cask 12768) - Xtra Old Particular (Doug Grain Whisky ~ 50.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenfiddich 25 Year Old - Rare Oak Single Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich 25 Year Old - Rare Oak Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bunnahabhain 1989 (bottled 2016) (cask 6084) - Samaroli Single Malt Whisky
Bunnahabhain 1989 (bottled 2016) (cask 6084) - Samaroli Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Rosebank 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Rosebank 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 49.2% ~ 50cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 1413) Family Cask Summer 2018 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 1413) Family Cask Summer 2018 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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