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Latest Whisky News - Useful information from the whisky industry - Press Releases for 2010

Welcome to the latest new section on Planet Whiskies. As we have just started a new year this page only has press releases for 2010.

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Below is a list of whisky news on Planet Whiskies for 2010. As the year progress this archive will build up with the latest whisky news first in the list.

Links below are section to whisky news

Janaury 2009 till December 2009

Chivas Brothers extends cask strength edition range with ‘extinct’ malts -24th December, 2010

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is to extend its Cask Strength Edition range with the release of two exceptionally rare - Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Glengoyne Christmas Cask - A World's First - 22nd December, 2010

22 December 2010, Dumgoyne: Glengoyne Distillery is to launch its SLOWEST ever bottling. Taking over four years to complete, this is a world's first small batch release from a single cask, creating a live experiment which whisky enthusiasts can take part in. Click to read more of this press release

The Macallan hosts photography competition inspired by Albert Watson - 14th December, 2010

Inspired by the launch of the Albert Watson edition of The Masters of Photography and his visual interpretation of the journey of The Macallan’s exceptional... Click to read more of this press release

Join THE BALVENIE WAREHOUSE 24 for free and receive a free whisky tasting notebook

Below is a banner from the Balvenie Distillery. All you have to do is click the banner and sign up for free to their website and you will receive a Free WHISKY TASTING NOTEBOOK. You will also be entered into prize draws and find out the latest news for Balvenie Distillery.

Latest Whisky News - A dazzling new release from The Dalmore- 7th December, 2010

A whisky that shines above all others - The Northern Lights is a shimmering, kaleidoscope of colours often seen from the Dalmore distillery and the inspiration for the Dalmore Aurora, a sublime 45 year old single malt that is both rare and magical. Click to read more of this press release

Latest News - Templeton Rye - Batch 4 and our Mobile Speakeasy tour schedule - 3rd December, 2010

This newletter was sent to me as part of a Templeton Rye newsletter for 24th November, 2010. At Templeton Rye they are bottling their Batch 4 and you can read all about this below. They also talk about the opening hours for distillery tours. Enjoy the newsletter and photos below. - Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - 38-year-old Glendronach wins 2010 malt maniacs top award- 7th December, 2010

A 38-year-old GlenDronach has become the highest-scoring whisky out of 262 entries in the 2010 “Malt Maniacs” Awards. Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News from Bowmore Distillery 2nd December, 2010

Below is a email straight from the Bowmore Distillery. It is a very interesting article about what is coming up at this distillery. So read about the exciting offer ...Click to read more of this press release

Scots photographer Albert Watson captures stunning journey to heart of the Macallan - 1st Dec, 2010

Legendary Scots Photographer Albert Watson captures stunning JOURNEY to heart of The Macallan - The Macallan Masters of Photography Albert Watson Edition -Click to read more of this press release

Scottish Whisky Association - Alcohol duty review is a missed opportunity - 30th November, 2010

In response to HM Treasury’s publication today (30 November 2010) of its alcohol taxation and pricing review, Gavin Hewitt, Chief Executive of The Scotch Whisky... Click to read more of this press release

Glengoyne 21 Years Old Wins Gold at Scottish Field Whisky Challenge - 24th November, 2010

Glengoyne 21 Years Old has scooped a prestigious gold award at the highly respected Scottish Field Whisky Challenge for the third year in a row underlining its consistent...Click to read more of this press release

Scottish Whisky Association - Panama protects Scotch Whisky - 24th November, 2010Consumers in Panama will receive better protection from imitation ‘whisky’, following a decision to formally recognise Scotch Whisky as a product that can only be made in Scotland... Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glendronach distillery targets corporate sector - 22nd November, 2010

FOUNDED by the Scottish entrepreneur James Allardice in 1826, Forgue’s GlenDronach distillery shows it's just as enterprising today...by hiring out its historic premises...Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glendronach releases latest batch of single cask bottlings - 22nd November, 2010

JUST in time for Christmas, GlenDronach, the richly-sherried Highland single malt, is issuing its latest batch of single cask bottlings. As always, it’s very limited, of exceptional...Click to read more of this press release

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Dun Leire 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whisky - 20th November, 2010

The Taste the Difference Dún Léire 8 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey (£18.39)has recently won the Irish Whiskey of the Year in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible... Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - The (Very) Unofficial Royal Engagement Cocktail from Drambuie - 17th Nov, 2010

In an audacious display of commercial bandwaggonism, Jamie Stephenson, Brand Ambassador for Drambuie Liqueur has created the ‘Engaging Dram’ to celebrate the announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Miss Katherine Middleton.,, Click to read how to make this cocktail

Latest Whisky News - The Macallan and Lalique break record for most expensive whisky and crystal decanter ever sold:  $460,000 (£288,000) - all for charity - 16th November, 2010

Global Fundraising Tour Comes to End Raising More than $600,000 (£375,000) for charity: water to Provide Clean Water to Over 30,000 People... Click to read more of this press release

SWA - Minimum pricing rejected by Scottish Parliament - 10th November, 2010

10.11.10 - Today’s decisive vote to reject minimum pricing by the Scottish Parliament has been warmly welcomed by Scotch Whisky distillers... Click to read more of this press release

Arran Whisky Distillery - November newsletter - 10th November, 2010

Welcome to our first ever Arran newsletter as we aim to bring you all the latest news and releases from the heart of the Arran Distillery straight to your inbox! Click to read more of this press release

SWA - MSPs urged to reject minimum price plan and push for fair and responsible excise taxation - 9th Nov, 2010

09.11.10 -Scotch Whisky distillers have urged MSPs to reject minimum pricing for alcohol when the Scottish Parliament votes at the final stage of the Alcohol Bill’s... Click to read more of this press release

Planet Whiskies - Whisky - Teacher’s Hot Toddy Recipe

On this page on Planet Whikies is a recipe on how to make a Teacher's Hot Toddy. It is easy to make and is a perfect winter warmer for all. Read how to make a hot toddy

China to protect Scotch whisky - Move recognises ‘Scotch whisky’ as a product of Scotland- 8th Nov, 2010

08.11.10 - China - an important market for Scotch Whisky – has announced that it will recognise and protect ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a Geographical Indication (GI)... Click to read more of this press release

Scotch whisky export growth bolsters British economy - 5th November, 2010

Nine out of Scotch Whisky’s top ten export markets grew in value over the first six months of 2010, according to new figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)... Click to read more of this press release

Become a custodian of The Dalmore - 4th November, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam, 1263 is a highly significant year in the history of The Dalmore. And now so too is 2010. For it marks the launch of our new website www.thedalmore.com .. Click to read more

Christmas Food and Whisky Festival at Glengoyne Distillery - 27th October, 2010

Dumgoyne, 27 October 2010; Glengoyne, Scotland’s most beautiful distillery, is pleased to announce that the second Glenoyne Christmas Food & Whisky Festival... Click to read more of this press release

Jura toasts 200th celebrations with a dram of newly releases 21 YO - 26th October, 2010

26.10.10 - This year marks a special year for the Jura distillery as it is celebrating its 200th anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Jura is releasing a new... Click to read more of this press release

Invest into the whisky industry by buying your own whisky barrel and make a 11.25% annually compounded return. - 23th October, 2010

Planet Whiskies is proud to bring you an opportunity to start an investment in Whisky and own your own barrel which over the years will gain in value.

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The John Walker Blended Scotch Whisky - tribute to the founding father of Johnnie Walker. 18th October, 2010

To mark the start of a new decade, the House of Walker celebrates the life of its founder with the launch of The John Walker (RRP £2,000), an incredibly special blend of whisky...Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Dalmore Trinitas represents a trinity of unimaginable luxury - 15th October, 2010

The Dalmore Trinitas represents a trinity of unimaginable luxury. Containing spirit dating from 1868, 1878, 1926 and 1939, The Dalmore Trinitas is a 64 year old single malt... Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Templeton Rye - Straight from the Stills - Batch 4 - 14th October, 2010

Kevin Boersma, Distillery Manager here, giving you an update on what's going on around the distillery. First the big news: After a slow start, my golf team put up an impressive charge and won the Manning/Manilla Country Club League Championship after finishing second last year! Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Dalmore - World First: Bottle Of Whisky Sold For Six Figure Sum - 14th October, 2010

GLASGOW, Scotland October 14 /PRNewswire/ — The first bottle of whisky in the world to break the six figure price barrier was revealed today by The Dalmore distillery which has sold two bottles for £100,000...each. Click to read more of this press release

Ardmore Latest News - Ardmore Traditional Cask - The Peat-lover's Choice - 13th October, 2010

Award winning Ardmore™ Traditional Cask is a new generation Highland single malt Scotch whisky that is double-matured to create an extraordinary malt with a well-rounded, smooth flavour and a unique peat-smoke richness, softened by a delicate sweetness. Click to read more of this press release

Teacher's Whisky - Become top of the class with a lesson from Teacher’s - 11th October 2010

11.10.10 - Discover the distinctive style and flavour of Teacher's® whisky with the launch of a new dramcast presented by master blender Robert Hicks. The dramcast offers.. Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - BenRiach Distillery company boosts sales team - 11th October, 2010

The BenRiach Distillery Company, owners of the BenRiach and GlenDronach brands, is beefing up its sales team with the appointment of Donald MacLellan.Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glengoyne Distillery - England v Scotland in Single Cask Rivalry- 6th October, 2010  

6 October 2010, Dumgoyne: Award-winning Glengoyne Distillery has challenged some of England’s best known and highly respected independent whisky retailers to Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Chivas Brothers - Boosting charity funds at the double - 4th October, 2010

04.10.10 - Chivas Brothers employees have had their charity fundraising efforts boosted by £24,000 in the last year thanks to the company’s Doubling Up scheme.Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Highland Park visitor centre retains five star accolade - 28th September, 2010

28.09.10 - Highland Park’s Visitor Centre in Orkney has retained its five star rating from VisitScotland’s quality assurance scheme for the seventh year running. Click to read more of this press release

Curl up this winter with a warming ‘Song of Fire’ - The Glenrothes Ultimate Gentleman’s Cocktail Competition - 24th September, 2010

With winter looming and frosty nights approaching, there is no better time to stay indoors with your nearest and dearest, open the drinks cabinet and mix a warming cocktail. Click to read more these whisky cocktails

Star-struck! Glendronach visitor centre awarded four stars by VisitScotland - 23rd September, 2010

22.09.10 - VISITSCOTLAND has awarded GlenDronach’s Visitor Centre four stars in recognition of its excellent facilities and services, making the Aberdeenshire...Click to read more of this press release

Latest News Whisky - Introducing the Glendronach Distillery Manager's Cask - 22nd September, 2010

22.09.10 - VISITORS to the GlenDronach Distillery in Aberdeenshire this autumn can now fill their own special bottle from the Distillery Manager’s Cask....Click to read more of this press release

Scottish Whisky Association - Distillers welcome minimum price vote - Wednesday 22nd September, 2010

Wednesday 22nd September, 2010 - Scotch Whisky distillers welcomed today’s vote by the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee to remove minimum pricing...Click to read more of this press release

Latest News Whisky - Jura Distillery- Elvis to Appear at the Jura Music Festival - 22nd September, 2010

A surprise addition to the Jura music festival was announced today as organisers revealed that Elvis will be making an appearance. ...Click to read more of this press release

Isle of Skye reward success at William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup - 16-18 September 2010 20th Sept, 2010

21 September 2010, Edinburgh: Isle of Skye Whisky reward success at William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup 16-18 September 2010 ...Click to read more of this press release

Glengoyne Still Going SLOW - 21st September, 2010

A new advertising campaign keeps the message simple and eye catching, highlighting the core Slow Truths and positioning Glengoyne in a unique way, sustaining... Click to read more of this press release

Isle of Skye Whisky the toast of the Clan MacLeod Parliament - 20th Sept, 2010

20 September 2010, Edinburgh: Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky, owned by independent family company Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, was the Official Whisky Sponsor...Click to read more of this press release

SWA - Scottish minimum price plan is illegal and ineffective - 2nd September, 2010

02.09.10 - The Scottish Government’s proposed minimum price of 45p a unit will do little to address alcohol harm in Scotland but ... Click to read more of this press release

Glengoyne Distillery hosts launch of ‘eat Scottish venison’ day 2010 - 2nd September 2010

Two of Scotland’s iconic products team up to give Eat Scottish Venison Day 2010 an extra push. Scottish Venison and Glengoyne have joined... Click to read more of this press release

SWA - Over £1 billion boost from duty reform for Government - 1st September, 2010

01/09/10 - Taxing all alcoholic drinks at the same rate by alcohol content addresses concerns over low pricing and could raise over £1 billion extra revenue a year for the... Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glengoyne Launches New Port Cask Finish - 1st September, 2010

01 September 2010: For the first time in its 175 year history Glengoyne will have a special cask finish as a permanent addition to their multi-award winning core range... Click to read more of this press release

SWA - Alcohol commission right to reject minimum pricing - 31st August, 2010

Tues 31 August 2010 - Alcohol commission right to reject minimum pricing
Today’s rejection of minimum pricing by Scottish Labour’s Alcohol Commission has been welcomed by the Scotch Whisky Association. Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Benriach’s latest and limited batch of single cask bottlings - 27th August, 2010

AWARD-WINNING BenRiach is issuing its latest batch of single cask bottlings this week. Available worldwide, Batch 7 maintains BenRiach’s reputation for encapsulating... Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Smokehead Takes Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 27th Aug 2010

27th August 2010 - Hot on the heels of a Gold Medal for its explosive, peaty flavours from the highly respected Beverage Testing Institute (BTI), SMOKEHEAD... Click to read more of this press release

Enbotellarte – A (Something) Special Campaign - 18th August, 2010

A South American Success Story - Geoff Parmiter says Something Special about Enbotellarte 2009.Following the success of Enbotellarte - the competition that invites leading artists across Latin America to create extraordinary works of art inspired by the iconic... Click to read more from this press releases

Templeton Rye Latest Whisky News - 12th August, 2010

Hi everyone, I would like to reach out and send a big thank to you everyone for the kind words and deeds expressed before and after.. Click to read more of this press release.

Highland Park launches third bottling from the Orcadian Vintage Series - 10th August, 2010

Highland Park, the creators of the Best Spirit in the World*, have launched the third bottling from the distillery’s Orcadian Vintage Series - a 1970 Vintage. Click to read more of this press release.

Latest Whisky News - Edrington malt portfolio celebrates IWSC success - 9th August, 2010

The Edrington Group, producers of The Macallan and Highland Park, are celebrating an impressive haul of four Gold Best in Class awards for its premium single malt brands...Click to read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glengoyne launches Two New limited editions - 9th August, 2010

Dumgoyne, 9 August 2010: Glengoyne is expanding its award-winning whisky portfolio with the launch of two new Limited Edition Single Cask Malts. - Click to read more of this press release

Templeton Rye, Meryl Kerkhoff, 1929-2010 Templeton Rye Master Distiller Meryl died at Manning Hospital

It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to tell you that we have lost Templeton Rye Master Distiller Meryl Kerkhoff. Meryl died at Manning Hospital, surrounded by his family. I really struggle to put into words how much we all admired this great man. He will be missed dearly. Read more

Latest News Whisky - Glenmorangie receives ‘Best in Class’ at prestigious industry awards -29th July 2010 --- 2010 IWSC honours Single Malt Scotch Whisky giant ---

Iconic whisky distiller Glenmorangie announces multiple gold ‘Best in Class’ wins at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). Read more of this press release

Brand new whiskies at Single Malts Direct including Fettercairn, Glendronach, Arran & Tomatin malts - 22nd July, 2010.

On the new exciting Single Malts Direct website there is brand new whiskies put on daily. Here you will see a sample of malts added on the 22nd July, 2010 ... See all the new malt whiskies

New exciting range of Highland Park Single Malt whiskies available on Planet Whiskies - 22th July 2010

On Planet Whiskies there is a new selection added of Single Malts from Highland Park distillery. Here you will find over 20 malts from this Scottish Island Distillery and you can also click the buy now link to purchases these malts... Click to see this section of malts

MASSIVE SAVINGS available at SingleMaltsDirect.com

This week we have the absolute best prices available on Duncan Taylor's multi-award winning whiskies. - See the speical offers available

Latest Whisky News - Molinari leaves an impression with Barclays Scottish Open victory - Ballantine's Whisky 13th July, 2010

13.07.2010 - A bottle of Ballantine’s 30 Year Old whisky was presented to Edoardo Molinari in recognition of his Barclays Scottish Open victory on Sunday 11 July. Read more of this press release

The Whisky Show 2010 - The Ultimate Tasting Experience - Key Points - 6th July, 2010

The Whisky Show is the UK's most important whisky tasting event, showcasing the very finest examples of the distiller's art. The inaugural event, held in 2009 at London's Guildhall - Read more of this press release

Latest News - Whisky industry - Ian Macleod Distillers - The six Isles launches new limited edition Pomerol finish - 6th July, 2010

7 July 2010, Edinburgh: Independent bottler and distiller, Ian Macleod Distillers, has launched a new Limited Edition Pomerol Finish of its award winning Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, The Six Isles. Read more of this press release

Whisky fit for heroes - Lord Robertson donates his special cask of Ardbeg whisky to veterans’ charity Erskine - Former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson, today (Monday 5 July) returned to his home island of Islay and the Ardbeg Distillery to receive a special bottling of Ardbeg on behalf of the ex-Services’ charity, Erskine. - Read more of this press release

12th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo - Saturday, March 26, 2011 - The San Francisco Belle, Hornblower Yacht. - Dear Friends in Spirits, It’s hard to believe we’re coming to the half way mark in the year. While it has only been a few months since the last WOW Expo Read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Knappogue Castle Whiskey Introduces 12 Year Old, 1st July, 2010

New York, NY, June 30, 2010 - Knappogue Castle®, producer of a super-premium line of single malt Irish whiskies, announces the first time release of its 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. Read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Single Malt Direct Launch New Exciting Website - 29th June, 2010

Single Malts Newsletter - New Website Launched - June 2010 -

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The Whisky Show 2010 - The Ultimate Tasting Experience - Date of Press Release 28th June, 2010

The Whisky Show is a luxury whisky event that showcases the finest examples of the distiller’s art to city professionals and fine whisky consumers alike. After the roaring success of our inaugural Show in November 2009... read more of this press release

Latest Whisky News - Chivas Brothers launches global consumer campaign on the importance of Scotch Whisky age statements - 28th June 2010

28.06.10 - The world’s leading producer of luxury Scotch whisky, Chivas Brothers, is today launching a global campaign to advocate the importance and value of age statements to consumers. Read this press release

SWA - Whisky industry backs plans for alcohol duty review - 22nd June, 2010

The Scotch Whisky Association welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to freeze the excise duty on alcohol and to press ahead with a review of the system this autumn. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - New brand controller for Highland Park - 20th June, 2010

The Edrington Group announced today (June 21, 2010) that Matthew Turner has been appointed brand controller for Highland Park. Read this press release

The Famous Grouse invests in new packaging - 18th June 2010

The Famous Grouse has invested in a complete packaging update for its award winning blended Scotch whisky as it enters its 30th year as Scotland’s number one whisky*. - Read this press release

Glengoyne Latest News - 10th June, 2010

Below is a newsletter straight from the Glengoyne Distillery. Nothing has been changed in the content of the newsletter and all the links are active at 10th June, 2010 - Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Smokehead Rocks Out - 10th June 2010

10 June 2010, Edinburgh: SMOKEHEAD, the rich and powerful Single Malt Whisky by Ian Macleod Distillers, has been named the official whisky sponsor of Classic Rock Magazine. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glenrothes Distillery - Share a Chevelier Sangaree this Summer- 10th June, 2010

With summer on the horizon, long sunny days and lingering dusky nights, it is the perfect time to open the drinks cabinet and shake up a refreshing cocktail to share with friends . Read this press release

Latest whisky news - Taste of Gold for Smokehead’- 2nd June, 2010

Edinburgh, 02 June 2010: SMOKEHEAD, Ian Macleod Distillers’ Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has been awarded an International Review of Spirits’ Gold Medal by the highly respected. Read this press release

Latest News from the whisky industry - Ardbeg Distillery 31st May, 2010

By Popular Demand – Ardbeg Supernova Returns – SN2010 Launched Today – Ardbeg – the iconic malt whisky distillery on the remote island of Islay – has launched the second edition of its award winning single malt Supernova, described by the Company as “the peatiest Ardbeg ever”. Read this press release

SWA - Scotch whisky is a cornerstone of the Scottish economy- 30th May, 2010 -New study reveals Scotch Whisky’s massive economic impact across Scotland

Figures released today (Sunday 30 May 2010) reveal that Scotch Whisky is worth £4 billion a year in added value to the Scottish economy - with the industry spending in excess of £1.1 billion annually on supplies produced north of the Border. Read this press release

Latest News from Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies has a range of Father's Day whiskies on specials offer. These include Scottish and world whiskies for June 20th - May 29th, 2010 - Read more about Fathers' Day Specials

The 2010 International Whisky Competition Announces the Official Results for the Best Whiskies of the Year May 25, 2010

Strong on social media, the 2010 International Whisky Competition proves to be the whisky competition 2.0 - CHICAGO: May 25, 2010 – The 2010 International Whisky Competition held at the Penthouse Suite of the Hotel 71 in Chicago last month came to an end on April 8th. Over 45 whiskies were tasted by 6 judges, master whisky tasters, coming from different parts of the world (Scotland, Netherlands, Canada, USA, and Belgium).Read this press release

SWA - Coalition alcohol plans welcomed by Scotch Whisky Makers - 20th May, 2010

UK Government alcohol policy, outlined in the Coalition’s programme published today, has been warmly welcomed by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The Coalition Agreement includes commitments to: Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Rocker’s Gift To Prime Minister Aims To Maintain Political Status Quo - 20th May,'10

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi has presented David Cameron with a house-warming gift he hopes will ensure the political status quo. Rossi recently acquired the 196-year-old Glen Rossie Whisky and bottle No 10, of a limited edition run of 50 signed and numbered bottles, has been sent.... Read this press release

The Macallan - Announcing masters of photography II introducing Albert Watson - 13th May, 2010

13.05.10 - Today, The Macallan single malt whisky announced that the next photography partnership in their Masters of Photography series is going to be with the legendary Albert Watson...... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Grand Traverse Distillery Newsletter, May 2010 - 12th May, 2010

It's spring time here at the Grand Traverse Distillery and we have a lot to be excited about besides the snow melting.  For starters, we have redesigned our retail area and tasting room to... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News -Status Quo Star Rossi Raises Spirits & Cash At Beefy’s Cancer Charity - 12th May, 2010

Bottle No 1 of Music Maestro’s Whisky Brand Fetches £7,000

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi has tweaked his tune from rocking to walking all over the world, thanks to a bottle of his new whisky which has just fetched £7,000 at a charity auction. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Aberlour gets the consumer vote at Speyside Whisky Awards - 30th April, 2010

Aberlour single malt whisky is celebrating after last night (29 April 2010) winning two categories at the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards for its 10 Year Old and 16 Year Old expressions. The awards were presented by renowned yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the Festival’s Opening Dinner ... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Marcus Fraser leaves an impression at Ballantine's Championship 2010 - 27th April, 2010

27.04.2010 - Chivas Brothers Commercial Director Paul Scanlon is pictured presenting Marcus Fraser with the Ballantine’s Championship trophy and a cheque for €367,500, following a winning performance from Fraser on the final day of Asia’s fourth biggest golf tournament. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glen Rossie - 200-Yr-Old Whisky Gets Rebrand & Rock Star Chairman - 27th April, 2010

Sales & Distribution Channels: ‘Talks Underway’ - One of the oldest whisky brands in the world, Glen Rossie, is being given a fresh rebrand with a new label, new bottle and a new chairman – Francis Rossi, lead singer and guitarist in legendary rock... Read this press release

Scottish Whisky Association - Record exports as Scotch Whisky defies downturn - Thursday 15th April 2010

Thursday 15th April 2010 - Global exports of Scotch Whisky reached record levels in 2009 despite the economic downturn in some major markets, according to annual figures published today by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) .Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Glengoyne Distillery Launch New Tours - Glengoyne Distillery - 13th April, 2010

Dumgoyne, 13 April 2010: Glengoyne Distillery has launched an exciting new menu of tours in time for the busy summer visitor season. Joining the already highly popular and acclaimed selection of tours will be Cask Idol – The Search for the Perfect Dram and A Century of Whisky. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Follow Duncan Taylor On Twitter- 2nd April, 2010

Just a quick note if you are a Twitter fan like myself. If you would like to follow Duncan Taylor & Co on their Twitter page you now can. Here you will receive all the latest news straight from this Scottish Independent Bottler...... Read more about this story

Latest Whisky News - Chivas Brothers - Whisky connoisseur Dave Broom visits the Glenlivet ahead of Spirit of Speyside Festival 2010 - 2nd April, 2010

31.03.10 - Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, recently hosted whisky writer and connoisseur Dave Broom at The Glenlivet Distillery, as he prepares for his Whisky Master Classes at the forthcoming Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which takes place from 29th April – 3rd May 2010. Read this press release

The Scotch Whisky Association - Whisky Duty Flawed. Time for a new Policy - Scotch up 38p a bottle, duty rises 21.6% in two years - 24th March 2010

Scotch Whisky distillers said the Chancellor had clearly not checked his own books and the falling revenue from spirits before raising duty by more than inflation. They called for a change of policy to avoid further damage to Scotch Whisky in the UK market..... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Castle Brands - Come sample Knappogue Castle, Clontarf Irish Whiskey and Jefferson's Bourbon - 22nd March, 2010

Join us for a magnificent evening of great whisky, fine food and wonderful entertainment in the heart of New York City. We will have a table with Knappogue Castle, Clontarf Whiskey and Jefferson’s Bourbons. Come by to meet us and get a taste of these fine products.... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Highland Park unveils global travel retail range - 19th March, 2010

The makers of The Best Spirit in the World* has launched a new Highland Park Vintage Editions range exclusive to Global Travel Retail, consisting of four single malt whiskies distilled in 1998, 1994, 1990 and 1973. Every new expression of Highland Park... Read this press release

The Black Grouse agrees sponsorship deal with London Scottish FC rugby team - 18th March 2010

The Black Grouse – a new blended whisky from The Famous Grouse – is continuing the family tradition by agreeing a new rugby sponsorship deal with London Scottish FC and extending the brand’s connection with Rugby. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Macallan toasts global success as fine oak 21 Years Old wins ultimate trophy - 16th March 2010

16.03.10 - The Macallan Fine Oak 21 Years Old Single Malt scooped the top prize, the esteemed Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s Trophy, at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Raising the Bar - The Macallan Introduces the Ice Ball Serve - 15th March 2010

15.03.10 - The ice or water debate has long remained a fiercely contested subject amongst whisky drinkers and The Macallan has thrown its hat into the ring by creating an innovative serving method expressly for those who like their whisky with ice. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Highland Park ambassador awarded prestigious global accolade - 5th March, 2010

Highland Park’s Gerry Tosh was named Global Whisky Ambassador of the Year at the prestigious Icons of Whisky Awards organised by Whisky Magazine at the Hurlingham Club in London last week (Thursday 25 February). Read this press release

Ardbeg’s Winning Streak! - Ardbeg Corryvreckan wins World’s Best Single Malt Whisky and Single Malt of the Year. - 5th March, 2010

Ardbeg, a single malt whisky from the Ardbeg Distillery on the Island of Islay is delighted to announce that one of its famously peaty whiskies has just won two coveted awards: World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards and Single Malt of the Year by Malt Advocate Magazine. - Read this press release

The Scotch Whisky Association - European Court Rules Minimum Pricing is Illegal - Scottish minimum price plan now in serious doubt -Thursday 4th March 2010

Scottish Government plans to introduce alcohol minimum pricing suffered a further serious setback today (March 4th, 2010), when the European Court of Justice ruled that minimum pricing of tobacco in Austria, France and Ireland is illegalRead this press release

Latest whisky news - Ian Macleod Distiller’s been awarded two Gold Medals by Beverage Testing Institutes’- 4th March 2010

Edinburgh, 04 March 2010: SMOKEHEAD, Ian Macleod Distiller’s Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has been awarded two Gold Medals in the highly respected Beverage Testing Institutes’ (BTI) 2009 International Review of Spirits Packaging Competition in the USA. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News from Chivas Brothers - Ballantine's - World class signings set to leave an impressions at Ballantine's Championship 2010 - 23rd February, 2010

Ballantine's Championship 2010 - Kilmalid-bottled Ballantine’s, the world’s No 2 range of blended Scotch whiskies, has signed three-time Major winner Ernie Els, PGA Tour star Anthony Kim and current world No 10 Henrik Stenson to take part at this year’s Ballantine’s Championship in Korea. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News for Ardbeg Distillery - Ardbeg celebrates its Committee’s 10th Birthday with a thrilling ride - 11th February, 2010

The iconic Islay malt whisky, Ardbeg announced today (Friday 12 February) a year of celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of its ardent follower’s society – the Ardbeg Committee. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Dalmore Distillery soon to release Selene 58 y/o Single Malt -10th Feb, 2010

The Dalmore distillery is soon to release Selene, a stunning 58 year old vintage drawn from casks 1781 and 1782. Both casks were filled on the same day, 7th June 1951 ... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - The Dalmore Distillery soon to release Candela 50 y/o Single Malt -22nd Jan, 2010

The Dalmore distillery is soon to release Candela, an outstanding 50 year old single malt. Selected from the oldest maturing stocks of any Highland distillery and with ...Read this press release

Latest Whisky News - Chivas Brothers - Fresh thinking in drive for responsible drinking - 22nd January 2010

22.01.10 - Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is encouraging its employees to become ambassadors for responsible drinking. Read this press release

Latest Whisky News from The Glengoyne Distillery - Whisky, Food and Mhor - 14th January, 2010

Two family-owned Scottish treasures, who put ingredients, passion and taste at the heart of what they do, picturesque Glengoyne Distillery and the fabled Monachyle Mhor hotel, are offering two exceptional culinary travel breaks, perfect for the ultimate food and whisky... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News from Hotel du Vin/Malmaison Group and The SMWS - 12th Janaury 2010

Pioneering spirits... A unique collaboration between the Hotel du Vin/Malmaison Group and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society brings exclusive malt whiskies to all... - The Hotel du Vin / Malmaison Group and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are announcing an exciting new collaboration... Read this press release

Latest Whisky News from The Famous Grouse - 12th Janaury 2010

The Famous Grouse celebrates its 20 year relationship with Scottish rugby - The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s best selling whisky, has reached the culmination of its ‘Winter Grouse Season’ marketing package with a continuation of the brands long standing affiliation with Scottish Rugby... Read this press release

Whisky news fromThe Scotch Whisky Association- 7th January, 2010

Committee Attack on Spirit Drinks Misplaced and Flawed - Responding to a Health Select Committee report on alcohol published today (8 January), Campbell Evans, Government & Consumer Affairs Director at The Scotch Whisky Association, said: “It is disappointing but unsurprising... Read this press release

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Bowmore 25 Years Old Small Batch Release Islay Single Malt WhiskyBowmore 25 Years Old Small Batch Release Islay Single Malt Whisky

Bowmore's celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on this magical island, off the west coast of Scotland, ever since 1779. This makes Bowmore the first of Islay's eight distilleries by chronology certainly (and by taste too, many would say)... Read more

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