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

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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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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

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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

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Yoichi 20 Year Old (Old Bottling) Single Malt Whisky
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Bowmore 24 Year Old 1989 - Feis Ile 2014 Single Malt Whisky
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Caol Ila 33 Year Old - The Kinship (Hunter Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Caol Ila 33 Year Old - The Kinship (Hunter Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.6% ~ 70cl

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Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 4896) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 4896) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.1% ~ 70cl

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Clynelish 25 Year Old 1990 - Cask Ends (WM Cadenhead) Single Malt Whisky
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Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 3226) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
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Tomatin 36 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
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Bunnahabhain 31 Year Old 1976 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky
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