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Latest News - Useful information from the whisky industry in July 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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Latest Whisky News - Glengoyne hosts BBC Golf Correspondents' 10th Annual Dinner - 24th July, 2009 

The people in the photo are as follows: L-R Iain Weir, Marketing Director, Ian Macleod Distillers; Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne Distillery Manager; Golfer and Broadcaster Peter Alliss; Stuart Hendry, Glengoyne Brand Heritage and Commercial Manager and Gordon Doctor, Director of Whisky Operations, Ian Macleod Distillers.24.07.09, Dungoyne: Glengoyne Distillery recently hosted the cream of the golf broadcasting world for an exclusive dinner, crafted by award-winning Chef Tom Lewis, and tasting of the rarest and most valuable Glengoyne, The 40 Year Old.

Held during The Barclay’s Scottish Open at nearby Loch Lomond the regular event, now in its tenth year, originally started as a way for the hardworking BBC golf team to let their hair down during a busy season. The annual dinner has grown in numbers over the ...Click to read more

Latest News - Whisky industry - All our experience, distilled into one collection - July 22nd, 2009

The Macallan 1824 Collection

The Macallan 1824 Collection is a new family of single malts from The Macallan. Developed exclusively for the brand’s third largest market - Global Travel Retail -where it has been the fastest growing major Single Malt in the last five years and is currently ranked number two by volume.

The Collection is available in all key Travel Retail outlets in the Americas and Europe and has just been launched in Asia at Singapore airport. The Select Oak expression has secured listings onboard a number of airlines including Air Canada, Delta, American Airlines and Continental.  ...Click to read more

Select Oak ~~ Whisky Maker’s Edition ~~ Estate Reserve ~~ The 1824 Limited Release 1824 decanter

The Famous Grouse Master Blender retires after 40 years in industry - 15th July 2009

The Famous Grouse recipe to be passed on to the next generation.

John Ramsay, Master Blender for The Edrington Group has announced that he will be retiring from his position on 31 July 2009. Following a two and half year handover, Gordon Motion, will take over as the company’s new Master Blender. 15.07.09 -John Ramsay, Master Blender for The Edrington Group has announced that he will be retiring from his position on 31 July 2009. Following a two and half year handover, Gordon Motion, will take over as the company’s new Master Blender.

The position of Master Blender is unquestionably one of the most important and complex roles held in the whisky industry, highlighted by the fact that only six such positions exist across all of the major Scottish distillers. ...Click to read more

Templeton Rye Whisky news - Straight from the still - 1st July 2009

claireHey all, quick update for you from the Templeton Rye intern!

Over the past month and a half I have gotten to know the Templeton Rye brand and even more importantly, the Templeton Rye team. I've had a great experience so far and I've been learning a lot. Since starting in May, I have had the opportunity to work on several important projects and events and have been getting to know a lot of Templeton Rye fans! ...Click to read more


Scottish Whisky Association - Turkey whisky tax reform toasted by distillers - 1st July 2009

Scottish Whisky Association - Whisky distillers set out Green Commitments An agreement between the EU and Turkey, eliminating tax discrimination against Scotch Whisky,has given a major boost to Scotch Whisky’s prospects in Turkey, an important emerging market for distillers.

News of the breakthrough on spirits tax reform, part of Turkey’s EU membership talks, follows a 30 per cent reduction in the tax discrimination faced by Scotch Whisky in Turkey in April 2009. ...Click to read more



The Famous Grouse experience invests £500,000 in new state-of-the-art interactive show - 1st July 2009

The new show at The Famous Grouse Experience is tested outThe Famous Grouse Experience, Scotland’s most visited distillery, has invested half a million pounds to create a brand new interactive 3-D show using pioneering new technology to take visitors into the world of The Famous Grouse.

The new show will launch on 2nd July 2009 and follows on from the first, hugely successfully show, which first opened seven years ago and was awarded a BAFTA for Best...Click to read more

 

 

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Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

Seductive Silkie Irish Whiskey Launches in the UK. The award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey

 

 Fresh from widespread acclaim in its homeland, the award-winning and legendary Silkie blended Irish whiskey is now available to UK drinkers. Named after the mythical seals that transform into irresistible maidens when ashore Donegal’s beaches, the whiskey is as smooth as its name suggests. Read more

Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

Join the UK festivities at Regent’s Park, London, for Ardbeg’s ‘Drum Roll Please…’
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Ardbeg Day celebrates a taste of the Caribbean with Rum-bustious Revelry in honour of Ardbeg Day Bottling, Ardbeg Drum

As Ardbeg Day fast approaches, Islay’s peatiest single malt has revealed how this annual whisky celebration will take shape in London, for those wanting to share in the rum-bustious revelry away from its native Islay shores. Read more

The Balvenie launches a unique new ‘stories’ range, three tales of character written in whisky

The Balvenie launches a unique new ‘stories’ range, three tales of character written in whisky

 On the 21st May The Balvenie announces the launch of its new Stories range – a unique collection of three single malt whiskies representing tales of character, endeavour and craft, created at its home in Dufftown, Scotland. 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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The Balvenie 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
The Balvenie 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Fettercairn 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Fettercairn 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenfarclas 1983 (cask 45) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1983 (cask 45) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Lagavulin 18 Year Old - Feis Ile 2016 Single Malt Whisky
Lagavulin 18 Year Old - Feis Ile 2016 Single Malt Whisky ~ 49.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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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

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky
Port Ellen 30 Year Old 1982 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing) Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Craigellachie 23 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Craigellachie 23 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Linlithgow 25 Year Old 1982 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky
Linlithgow 25 Year Old 1982 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky ~ 51.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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John Walker & Sons Private Collection - 2016 Edition (No Box) Blended Whisky
John Walker & Sons Private Collection - 2016 Edition (No Box) Blended Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Tomatin 30 Year Old 1973 (cask 30451) - Very Rare (R.N. MacDonald) Single Malt Whisky
Tomatin 30 Year Old 1973 (cask 30451) - Very Rare (R.N. MacDonald) Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.3% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


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