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The Dalmore Releases 40 Year Old Whisky: exceptional rare and aged for the Dalmore Distillery 26th July, 2017

The Dalmore Releases 40 Year Old Whisky: exceptional rare and aged for the Dalmore Distillery 26th July, 2017

The definitive luxury single malt The Dalmore is set to add to its repertoire of exceptional rare and aged whiskies with The Dalmore 40 year old. Building on The Dalmore’s pioneering heritage in the art of maturation, The Dalmore 40 has been carefully nurtured and crafted by renowned Master Distiller Richard Paterson.  Read more

Tullibardine Brings A French Twist To Its Latest Vintage Expression: 21st July, 2017

The Murray Chateauneuf-du-Pape available exclusively on Whisky.de from July

Tullibardine Brings A French Twist To Its Latest Vintage Expression: 21st July, 2017

Tullibardine distillery has announced the release of the latest expression to join its range of Highland single malt whiskies, which has been finished in the finest French Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine casks. Read more

Tomatin Launches Limited Edition 1972 Single Malt From their Warehouse 6 Collection: 19th July, 2017

Tomatin Launches Limited Edition 1972 Single Malt: 19th July, 2017

Scotch whisky distiller Tomatin has today unveiled its hotly anticipated, limited edition single malt from their Warehouse 6 Collection, the 1972 edition.

Following the launch of the extremely well received 1971 edition last year, the award-winning distillery has now released the 1972 Warehouse 6 Collection to the market, the second release in a series of six. Read more

Bunnahabhain releases oldest ever single malt in tribute to the 'Gaelic God of the Sea': 8th July, 2017

Bunnahabhain releases oldest ever single malt in tribute to the 'Gaelic God of the Sea': 8th July, 2017

Bunnahabhain distillery has unveiled its oldest single malt to date – the 46 Year Old, “Eich Bhana Lìr” - meaning “The great waves of the God Lìr”.  During the winter months, the distillery warehouses, situated close to the sea on the rugged north‐eastern coast of Islay, are often enveloped by the raging seas. Read more

Holyrood Distillery Hires Top Team Of Industry Experts: 7th July, 2017

Holyrood Distillery Hires Top Team Of Industry Experts: 7th July, 2017

Holyrood Distillery has reached another major milestone in its aim of bringing back malt whisky distilling to Edinburgh, with the recruitment of a top team of whisky and drinks industry experts.  Read more

Port X Whisky: The Dalmore Releases Unique Vintage Port Collection: 6th June, 2017

Luxury single malt The Dalmore has released a three-bottle, limited edition collection of whiskies matured in vintage port casks. In the year that The Dalmore’s legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson celebrates his 50th year in the whisky industry, The Vintage Port Collection is the latest in a long line of ground-breaking releases from the iconic whisky producer. Read More

New Single Cask Spirits Range Unveiled By The Scotch Malt Whisky Society: 5th July, 2017

The single cask experts introduce Single Cask Spirits brand for its rum, gin, cognac, bourbon and non-malt whisky releases

New Single Cask Spirits Range Unveiled By The Scotch Malt Whisky Society: 5th July, 2017

 

The world’s leading authority on single cask whisky and other spirits, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (www.smws.com), is launching a new sub-brand called Single Cask Spirits for its non-malt whisky releases. Read more

Final chapter in the Smugglers' story: Isle of Arran Distillers release ultimate bottling in history-inspired trilogy: 5th July, 2017

Final chapter in the Smugglers' story: Isle of Arran Distillers release ultimate bottling in history-inspired trilogy: 5th July, 2017

The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery will release the final edition in its highly celebrated Smugglers’ Series on the 12th July. This bottling marks the conclusion of the much-lauded trilogy which honours the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed ‘Arran Waters’. Read more

The Scotch Whisky Association comments on Scottish GDP figures announced today: 5th July, 2017

Karen Betts, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, said: “It’s very encouraging to see growth in the Scottish economy in the first quarter of the year, and the substantial contribution Scotch Whisky has made to that. The Scotch Whisky industry, which employs more than 10,000 people in Scotland, adds almost £5 billion of value annually to the Scottish economy. Read more

Kingsbarns Distillery Releases 2 Years Old Spirit Drink: 28th June, 2017

Kingsbarns Distillery Releases 2 Years Old Spirit Drink: 28th June, 2017

Kingsbarns Distillery is proud to reveal that a 2 Year Old Spirit Drink has been bottled and is available to purchase exclusively at the Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre. Kingsbarns 2 Year Old Spirit Drink is the first release from Kingsbarns to be matured in oak casks however it cannot be called Scotch whisky as it has not been matured for over 3 years. Read more

New Haig Club Scotch Bar To Launch At The Cube, Birmingham: 28th June, 2017

New Haig Club Scotch Bar To Launch At The Cube, Birmingham: 28th June, 2017

Birmingham has welcomed a stunning new skyline destination with the launch of the Haig Club Bar on Level 25 at The Cube this month (June). The bar, which sits alongside the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill with views across the city, features a dedicated entrance on Level 25. It seats 36 guests, showcasing Haig Club and Haig Club Clubman through a specially crafted drinks menu and cocktail list, alongside small plates and sharing dishes. Read more

Distillery Manager joins The Clydeside Distillery team: 27th June, 2017

Distillery Manager joins The Clydeside Distillery team: 27th June, 2017

The Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow’s newest whisky distillery and visitor centre, has appointed Alistair McDonald as Distillery Manager.   Alistair brings with him over 30 years of whisky knowledge and expertise having previously worked for Beam Suntory as Distillery Manager at Auchentoshan.  Read more

Tullibardine’s latest expression, The Murray, scores a hat-trick in three global spirit challenges: 31st May, 2017

The latest single malt to join the carefully crafted range at Tullibardine, The Murray, has recently celebrated a hat-trick of award wins, establishing its reputation as an exceptional whisky on the global stage. Read more

Glen Scotia 25-year-old sets sail: 31st May, 2017

Independent Campbeltown distillery, Glen Scotia, has added a 25-year-old single malt to its award-winning range. The single malt, which is dominated by maritime influences, was launched at the Campbeltown Whisky Festival on Wednesday 24 May. Read more

Isle of Arran Distillery toasts international drinks tourism award win: 26th May, 2017

Isle of Arran Distillers has been recognised at the prestigious Drinks Business Awards for their success and investment in wine and spirits tourism. An international award judged by the biggest drinks trade magazine in the world, the distillery beat off tough competition from wineries and distilleries to win the accolade for ‘Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism’. Read more

Hunter Laing Unveils Six Exceptionally Rare Islay Whiskies & New Shop At Feis Ile: 26th May, 2017

Hunter Laing has unveiled ‘The Kinship’, a range of six bottlings of exceptionally rare Islay whiskies, which will only be sold at their new shop on Islay during and after the Feis Ile whisky festival.  Read More

Highland Park Releases Stunning And Category Breaking Packaging To Reflect Viking Heritage: ‘The Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’: 28th April, 2017s

Highland Park has always been proud to stand apart from other single malt Scotch whiskies in terms of flavour and taste. Today, we are delighted to announce the release of our new packaging which forms part of a complete re-imagining of the overall brand identity. Read more

A Warm Welcome Awaits At Jura Tastival 2017: Tickets are now on sale for Jura Tastival 2017: 27th April, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Jura Tastival 2017 – which returns for a one-day single malt spectacular on Thursday 1st June, offering new ways to enjoy whisky, through a busy programme of one-of-a-kind taste experiences. Read more

Highland Park Launches Rebus30: An exclusive 10 Year Old Single Malt to celebrate special 30th anniversary: 13th April, 2017

Highland Park single malt Scotch whisky is proud to announce plans to collaborate with legend of British crime author Ian Rankin and The Orion Publishing Group to help mark the thirtieth anniversary of John Rebus, one of crime fiction’s best loved creations. Read more

Tomatin Distillery Boss Joins Host Of Celebrities As He Is Named Keeper Of The Quaich : 6th April, 2017

Tomatin Distillery has today, Thursday 6th April, revealed that one of its board directors, Stephen Bremner (41), has been inducted into the exclusive Scotch Whisky society, The Keepers of the Quaich. Stephen joins the likes of Prince Charles, Jackie Stewart, Ronald Reagan and Alex Salmond in his exclusive new role.   Read more

The Macallan In Lalique Legacy Collection Achieves Exceptional Auction Price Of US$993,000 At Sotheby's Hong Kong: 3rd April, 2017

Sunday 2 April saw the sale of the extraordinary The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection – a set of six stunning crystal decanters containing the rarest of The Macallan’s single malts aged from 50 to 65 years old – for US$993,000 at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. Read more

Diageo To Open Its Doors For Global Celebration Of Scotch Whisky - 3rd February, 2017

A new global celebration is being introduced in honour of Scotland’s gift to the world - International Scotch Day. The inaugural celebration will take place on Friday 10 February and will invite people to raise a glass of Scotch and celebrate a drink that’s made to be enjoyed whichever way you like it with good company, wherever, whenever. Read more

Kingsbarns Distillery appoints new Visitor Centre Development Manager :: 25th January, 2017

Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to welcome Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager. Read more

The Scotch Whisky Association - New figures show Scotch is biggest boost for UK balance of trade :: 25th January, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today (25 January) calls for a 2% spirits excise duty cut to boost an industry that creates £5 billion annually for the economy, supports more than 40,000 jobs and is the largest net contributor to the UK’s balance of trade in goods, according to new research. Read More

Irish Distillers to invest €10m in production capacity at Midleton Distillery :: 19th January, 2017

Dublin, January 18th 2017 – Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for a €10.5 million investment at Midleton Distillery... Read more

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment launches in UK on-trade with Young's exclusive :: 17th January, 2016

[London, 17th January, 2017]  Today, Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt whisky, officially launches the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment in the UK on-trade starting with 85 Young’s pubs across London. Read more

The Dalmore Release 50 Year Old Single Malt To Mark Half A Century Of Richard Paterson’s Pioneering Whisky-Making :: 14th January, 2017

The definitive luxury malt, The Dalmore is set to release an exceptionally rare, Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished 50 year old single malt to mark its Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whisky industry. Read more

Chivas Brothers Starts Global Search for its next master :: 9th January, 2017

9th January 2017: Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky, has launched its search for the 2017 Global Chivas Master. Now in its fourth year, the Chivas Masters cocktail competition is built on Chivas’ belief that great bartending is measured not only by the achievements of an individual, but by the ability to work together as a team. Read more

The Latest Expression From Scapa: Scapa Glansa :: Introducing Scapa - a boutique range of handcrafted single malts from the wild and beautiful Island of Orkney :: 5th January, 2017

Scapa is a boutique range of artisanal malts influenced by the orcadian elements. The Orkney archipelago is located just off the far north coast of Scotland and within reach of the Arctic Circle. Read more

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Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 Single Malt Scotch WhiskyKininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The KININVIE DISTILLERY was born in July 1990 in Dufftown by Janet Sheed-Roberts, Granddaughter of William Grant, one of Speysides most important and historical distilling towns... Read more

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Auchentoshan Bartenders Malt Annual Limited Edition #1 Single Malt Scotch WhiskyAuchentoshan Bartenders Malt Annual Limited Edition #1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Colour/Appearance: Golden copper with green reflections.
Nose: Dried Apricots, Milk Chocolate, Honey and Green Tabacco Leaf.
Palate: Zest, Cherry Blossom, Brioche &Ginger.
Finish: Edgy, and expanding with a long-lasting warmth.

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The Dalmore Releases 40 Year Old Whisky: exceptional rare and aged for the Dalmore Distillery 26th July, 2017

Tullibardine Brings A French Twist To Its Latest Vintage Expression: 21st July, 2017

Tomatin Launches Limited Edition 1972 Single Malt From their Warehouse 6 Collection: 19th July, 2017

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Highland Park Loki - The Valhalla Collection 15 Year Old Single Malt WhiskyHighland Park Loki - The Valhalla Collection 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Distillery:  Highland Park

Colour/Appearance: Pale gold.
Nose: Spiced apple, oak cakes, dried bitter orange, buttery toffee, gingerbread.
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Highland Park Odin - The Valhalla Collection 16 Year Old Single Malt WhiskyHighland Park Odin - The Valhalla Collection 16 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Distillery:  Highland Park

Colour/Appearance: Vivid burst of sunlight.
Nose: Robust, sweet vanilla and honey, red berry fruit, toasted honeycomb, peaty smoke.
Palate: Prominent sweetness, cinnamon, bitter chocolate, fruit cake.
Finish: Lingering and complex with citrus.

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Scapa 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch WhiskyScapa 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Scapa

Colour/Appearance: Gold yellow.
Nose: Spicy and fruity, half-dried apricots, peaty, honey, hazelnuts.
Palate: Round and sweet, nuttiness, honeyed, balanced oak, leather and caramelised notes.
Finish: Short, cinnamon lingers.

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Highland Park The Valhalla Collection Set Single Malt WhiskyHighland Park The Valhalla Collection Set Single Malt Whisky

Distillery:  Highland Park

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Auchentoshan Bartenders Malt Annual Limited Edition #1 Single Malt Scotch WhiskyAuchentoshan Bartenders Malt Annual Limited Edition #1 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Auchentoshan

Colour/Appearance: Golden copper with green reflections.
Nose: Dried Apricots, Milk Chocolate, Honey and Green Tabacco Leaf.
Palate: Zest, Cherry Blossom, Brioche &Ginger.
Finish: Edgy, and expanding with a long-lasting warmth.

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