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Latest Whisky News - Useful information from the whisky industry - Press Releases for 2012

Welcome to the latest new section on Planet Whiskies. If you would like to read press releases from the whisky Industry for 2012 this is the page to be, but if you want to read press releases from previous years please click the below links

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Below is a list of whisky news on Planet Whiskies for 2012. As the year progress this archive will build up with the latest whisky news first in the list.

Glann ar Mor Distillery appoints importer for Singapore and Taiwan - 19th December, 2012

Glann ar Mor, the artisan distillery from Brittany is delighted to announce it has appointed The Auld Alliance in Singapore for the distribution of its whiskies in Singapore and in Taiwan. Click to read more

GlenDronach releases 7th batch of single cask bottlings - 1972 - 19th December, 2012

“FAULTLESS”, “brilliant” and “complete” are just three of the adjectives Jim Murray has used in his new 2013 Whisky Bible to describe the five expressions that comprise GlenDronach’s latest batch of single cask bottlings. Click to read more

Bowmore - Raise A Dram With Bowmore, Islay’s First Single Malt Whisky, To Celebrate The Arrival Of “The Bowmore Room” At The Caledonian Club - 19th December, 2012

DECEMBER 2012 - Sharing the same underlying values of quality, tradition and the desire to celebrate Scottish culture, Bowmore and the Caledonian Club make perfect partners. Click to read more

The Macallan reveals winner of ‘The Last Word’ photography competition - 5th December, 2012

After attracting almost 1,000 entries, over 2,500 images and 2,625 votes, luxury single malt whisky, The Macallan has announced the winner of its Masters of Photography ‘The Last Word’ competition as Martin Faltejsek, from the Czech Republic, for his image entitled, Personality. Click to read more

Whyte & Mackay sends St Nick 'stay safe, have fun' guide - 5th December, 2012

A survey conducted by Whyte & Mackay that showed 30.5% of people leave a tipple out as a welcome treat, with whisky proving most popular (54.4%), then sherry (24.3%) and in third place milk (14%). Click to read more

Label 5 Announces The Release Of Two Gift Boxes For The End Of The Year - 5th December, 2012

The leading Blended Scotch Whisky LABEL 5 reveals two gift boxes for the end of the year available worldwide for its two flagship products: LABEL 5 Classic Black and LABEL 5 Extra Premium 12 years old. Click to read more

Glendronach Launches New Cask Strength Expression - 3rd December, 2012

IN A “first” for GlenDronach, the award-winning Aberdeenshire distillery has produced a new cask strength expression which has been bottled in November. Click to read more

Tennessee Christmas Tradition Reaches London as Unique ‘Barrel Tree’ is Unveiled - WATCH VIDEO -3rd December, 2012

The spirit of Lynchburg, Tennessee was brought to London this week, as Jack Daniel’s raised a 26ft high Barrel Tree in Covent Garden. The nine-tiered Barrel Tree, previously only ever built at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, was built from 140 used whiskey barrels, and took 11 people.... Click to read more

The Whisky Shop Opens Flagship London Store - Piccadilly Store Sets New Standard for Whisky Retailing- 3rd December, 2012

The Whisky Shop has set new standards for whisky retailing with the opening of its flagship store in Piccadilly, London. The store, located across from The Ritz, is the first retail store in the UK to provide a dedicated platform for the world’s most exclusive whiskies. Click to read more

Auchentoshan Unveils Three Exceptional Expressions For The Discerning Whisky Drinker - 30th November, 2012

Auchentoshan, the only triple distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has released three remarkable and sought-after collectibles: the limited editions Auchentoshan 1966 and Auchentoshan 1979, and the second small batch release of Valinch 2012. These exceptional expressions will satisfy the palates of any whisky enthusiast or collector. Click to read more

The Whisky Lounge - 2013 Event & Festival News, Xmas Gift ideas and more! 27th November, 2012

No wait, don't panic or re-adjust your set, this really is The Whisky Lounge email news!...
After years of the plain old email - which served very well by the way - we have finally been dragged into the 21st Century. Click to read more

Ballantine’s Continues Its Leave An Impression Campaign With The Launch of Loud Blue - 27th November, 2012

Ballantine’s, the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe, is highlighting its associations with music and personal expression with the launch of Ballantine’s Loud Blue, a social media platform that invites brand fans worldwide to ‘leave an impression through music in a unique and creative way’.  Click to read more

Ballantine's Christmas Reserve in Demand Ahead of Festive Season 23rd November 2012

Ballantine’s, the No 1 Scotch whisky in Europe, is rolling out Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve Limited Edition to more markets than ever before this year, due to increased demand from markets looking to capitalize on the lucrative festive season. Click to read more

Whiskies of the World Austin, Texas - 23rd November, 2012

With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and other exhilarating end of the year festivities fast approaching, we allowed ourselves a brief respite to slow down and celebrate, naturally, with the water of life, the finale of our grand whisky venture, Whiskies of the World Austin, Texas. Click to read more

Ducks at Kilspindie partners with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society - 23rd November, 2012

Ducks at Kilspindie is thrilled to announce that it has been welcomed a partner bar of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society – the world’s foremost malt whisky club. Ducks is now an official ‘home from home’ for Society members and whisky lovers alike... Click to read more

Jameson Hits Four Million Cases - 23rd November, 2012

Jameson Irish Whiskey has reinforced its position as the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey with the announcement today that it has reached the significant landmark of four million case sales globally. This figure includes the sale of more than one million cases in the United States alone and underlines 23 years of consecutive growth for the brand.  Click to read more

The Macallan Appoints New Master of Wood - 20th November, 2012

One of the world’s leading single malt whiskies, The Macallan, has unveiled Stuart MacPherson as its new Master of Wood.  Stuart MacPherson joined the Clyde Cooperage in Glasgow in 1979, beginning his four year apprenticeship as a cooper, and rising through the ranks to... Click to read more

Jameson Launches Second Edition Of Its Film Making Competition 'Jameson First Shot' - 19th November, 2012

Building on the success of its inaugural year, Jameson is launching ‘Jameson First Shot’ short film competition for 2013, with two major Hollywood actors now involved in the project. Click to read more

Chivas Brothers Appoints M&C Saatchi as Ballantine's Global Advertising Agency - 19th November, 2012

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has announced the appointment of M&C Saatchi as the new global advertising agency for Ballantine’s, the world’s No. 2 Scotch whisky. Click to read more

The Glenmorangie Company is named World’s Best Distiller - 18th November, 2012

The Glenmorangie Company was the toast of the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) this week after being named 2012 Distiller of the Year. Click to read more

Glann ar Mor Distillery appoints importer for Denmark - 16th November, 2012

Glann ar Mor, the artisan distillery from Brittany is delighted to announce it has appointed FC Whisky for the distribution of its whiskies in Denmark. Click to read more

GlenDronach wins top award in scottish field’s 2012 whisky challenge - 16th November, 2012

A GlenDronach 1990 single cask bottling has won three top awards in this year’s prestigious Scottish Field Whisky Challenge. The bottling of cask number 2966, a Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon, was voted Winner in the "Over £80" category, top Distillery Bottling and also won the big award – the coveted "Whisky of the Year" for 2012. Click to read more

Latest from BenRiach Distillery - BenRiach re-starts its own maltings - 7th November, 2012

BenRiach started making its own malt again this week which means the Elgin distillery is now one of only a handful of distilleries in Scotland with its own maltings. Click to read more

Templeton Rye Latest Whisky News - Straight from the Stills - The Legend - 6th November, 2012

Hello friends. You may have started to notice a bit more Templeton Rye on store shelves around Iowa. We were fortunate enough to produce additional Templeton Rye over four years ago which has now aged and will be finding its way to a store near you. Click to read more

Scotch Whisky Society launches golf package - 2nd November, 2012

GOLF and whisky has long been a winning combination - and now a new partnership between two leading organisations in both of these sectors looks set to take that partnership to new heights. Click to read more

Ballantine's Encourages Consumers to Change the Plan with New Advertising Campaign - WATCH VIDEO - 1st November, 2012

Ballantine’s Finest, Europe’s No 1 Scotch whisky, is aiming to connect the younger generation of Finest fans with the latest addition to its successful ‘Plan Ballantine’s’ campaign - the release of a new television commercial, which highlights the brand’s increased association with music. Click to read and see more

Irish Distillers and the Irish Whiskey Society unveil exclusive bottling of single pot still whiskey - 1st November, 2012

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and the Irish Whiskey Society (IWS) last night celebrated the launch of The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey at the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin. The Irish Whiskey Society Single Cask Whiskey is an exclusive IWS members’ only whiskey produced by Irish Distillers Ltd. at their Midleton Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland. Click to read more

Whyte and Mackay Launches Mackinlay's "The Journey" - 26th October, 2012

Whyte & Mackay today, October 26 2012, launched a new version of its world famous Mackinlay’s malt at Whisky Fest in New York - WATCH VIDEO - Click to read and see more

The BenRiach Distillery - Serge and his beloved Benriach 1976 mega-tasting! - 26th October, 2012

“I just had to get every new 1976 that was released, wherever that might be. Through Magnus Fagerstrom, currently the biggest BenRiach collector worldwide, I was introduced to his Japanese contact which helped a lot because soon afterwards the first 1976s for Japan were released. Read more

Whisky News - Tomatin Celebrates Best Drink Accolade - 23rd October, 2012

Tomatin Distillery is celebrating success as winner of the ‘Best Drink’ award at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards last week. Over 260 people from food and drink businesses in the Highlands and Islands gathered at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness for the eighth annual awards hosted... Read more

The Glenrothes Unveils Rare Cask Collection - 22nd October, 2012

The Glenrothes single Speyside malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK is bolstering its range even further with the unveiling of a new series of single cask bottlings from the late 1960s and 1970s. Read more

New capacity next step in Chivas Brothers expansion to supply global demand for its brands - 18th October, 2012

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has announced its intention to build a new malt whisky distillery and has begun the planning process for a site in Speyside. The company is consulting the local community and planners regarding a location on the banks of the River Spey near Carron. Read more

New Glengoyne collection well 'Worth the Wait' - 18th October, 2012

An exclusive new range of Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been unveiled by Ian Macleod Distillers to reinforce this unique, award-winning brand’s premium position in the malt category.  Read more

Wemyss Malts new season’s Single Cask Releases - 17th October, 2012

Edinburgh based boutique spirits company Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the release of their latest single cask single malt whiskies. Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions. Read more

Ballantine's Unveils Premium Offerings for the Gifting Season - 11th October, 2012

Ballantine’s, the No. 1 whisky in Europe, is launching a trio of stylish gift packs for its Ballantine’s Finest and Ballantine’s 12 Year Old expressions ahead of the festive period. Read more

New Glengoyne collection well ‘Worth the Wait' - 10th October, 2012

An exclusivenew range of Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been unveiled by Ian Macleod Distillers to reinforce this unique award-winning brands premium position in the malt category, Read more

Bowmore 1957 Edinburgh Auction - Official statement from the Morrison Bowmore Team - 10th Oct, 2012

In response to the Bonhams auction of the Bowmore 1957 Single Malt Whisky in Edinburgh today (10th October 2012): Whilst we came close to reaching the minimum reserve today, we couldn't accept anything less, especially with all proceeds going to our chosen charities. Read more

Spirit of Speyside Festival - Master Distiler Received Top Award - 9th October, 2012

Mention the name Alan Winchester in whisky circles worldwide and people nod in recognition of someone who has dedicated his working life to whisky and in particular Speyside Malts. Read more

St Columba's Hospice raises £400k and rare whisky raises £27k - Ardbeg Reserve - 8th October, 2012

Edinburgh, raised a record £400,000 on Saturday evening. The one-off bottle of St Columba’s ‘AOIBHINN’ Ardbeg Reserve, in a unique bottle designed by Maeve Gillies, raised £27,000 alone. Read more

The Macallan - Designjunction puts The Macallan in the frame - 4th October, 2012

For the first time The Macallan single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, hosted its own special Masterclass and sampling at this year’s designjunction. Read more

The Whisky's Shop Whisky of the Year 2012 - Jura Superstition - 3rd October, 2012

Jura Superstition named The Whisky Shop’s Whisky of the Year 2012 - One of the remotest distilleries in Scotland has won the coveted title of The Whisky Shop’s Whisky of the Year.  With its smoky, peaty repertoire offset with tastes of spice, honey and pine, The Isle of Jura Distillery’s Superstition has walked away with the 2012 Whisky of the Year award. Read more

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible in now available to pre-order your copy for 2013 - 11th September, 2013

Jim Murray's 2013 Whisky Bible is now available buy. Anyone who has bought this book before will know how important it is to have if you are into your whiskies. It is the best guide to whisky that money can buy and since we are now in the 10th year of this book, the experience that Jim Murray has within the worldwide whisky industry is first class. Read more

Laphroaig Live 2012- Live whisky tasting webTV show on 27th September - 20th September, 2012

Welcome to a specail feature on Planet Whiskies for the Laphroaig Live 2012. This is an excellent way for finding out detail information about how whisky tasting is done and it is live within the iframe below. Before this live event happens you have the chance to ask question, which could be asked live on air. When the live event starts you will see John Campbell, Robert Hicks, Bernhard Schäfer and Pierre Thiebaut taking part in a live tasting session so remember to come back here and watch it live on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 21:00 CET (GMT 20:00) Read more

Glann ar Mor Distillery appoints importer for Sweden - 20th September, 2012

Glann ar Mor, the artisan distillery from Brittany is delighted to announce it has appointed Symposion International AB for the distribution of its whiskies in Sweden. Glann ar Mor's owner, Jean Donnay said : "We regard Sweden as a priority market with a high potential for our whiskies and are very happy to work with Symposion International AB who offer just the right profile for our distillery : a team of passionate and dedicated people specialized in the marketing of premium spirits". Read more

Bloody Scotland : Winner of Glengoyne Short Story Writing Competition Revealed - 18th September, 2012

A WHITEINCH woman who took a stab at a crime writing competition has beaten hundreds of entries to be named the winner of a world-wide short story contest. Sarah Reynolds submitted her entry ‘Natural Causes’ to the competition launched by Glengoyne Highland Single Malt as part of Scotland’s inaugural International Crime Writing Festival Bloody Scotland which took place in Stirling... Read more

Bowmore Islay Single Malt Whisky Announces Release Of 1957 - 54 Year Old - The Oldest Bowmore and Oldest Islay Single Malt Ever Released - 17th September, 2012

Islay, Scotland (September 17, 2012) – Bowmore®, the first Islay Single Malt whisky, will release its oldest ever expression this October: the exceptionally rare Bowmore 1957, 54 Years Old. Not only is this the oldest whisky the distillery has ever released, it is also the oldest IslaySingle Malt ever released. Read more

Wemyss Malts launches new premium blended Scotch Whisky – Lord Elcho - 17th September, 2012

Boutique spirits company Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce its first entry into the premium blended Scotch whisky market with the launch of a new 15 years old Scotch called Lord Elcho. Read more

Something Special Celebrates 10 Years of Latin Art with Enbotellarte Miami Event - 17th September, 2012

Something Special, the No. 2 blended Scotch whisky in South America* is celebrating its tenth year collaborating with Latin American artists with the return of its acclaimed Enbotellarte competition. Inspired by the brand’s famous diamond-shaped bottle, the competition will culminate with an event in Miami’s Design District in November. Read more

Chivas Regal Celebrates Heritage and Sartorial Style with New Limited Edition Collectible - 13th September, 2012

Chivas Regal, the original luxury whisky, has teamed up with British luxury shoe designer, Tim Little, to launch a limited edition collectible tin. Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Made for Gentlemen by Tim Little is the first in a series of annual collaborations with modern craftsmen who share a passion for style, discernment, heritage and creativity. Read more

THE MACALLAN UNVEILS GOLD - The first release from The Macallan 1824 Series - 100% Sherry Casks, 100% Natural Colour, 100% The Macallan

Luxury single malt whisky brand, The Macallan distributed by Maxxium UK, has unveiled The Macallan Gold, the first expression in The 1824 Series.  Exclusive to the UK*, the new bottling celebrates two of The Macallan’s greatest strengths; oak sherry casks and natural colour. Read more

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible in now available to pre-order your copy for 2013 - 11th September, 2013

Yes, it's that time of year again when you can pre-order your copy of the famous Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2013. As usual with this whisky bible you can read about the ... Read more

Bowmore Distillery - YouTube video for the Bowmore Distillery

This month Bowmore will announce a particularly extraordinary and precious bottling. There are but a few distilleries that have had the honour of nurturing something so rare and we are extremely excited to shortly unveil it to our friends around the world. Read more

St Columba's Hospice AOIBHINN rare whisky auction - 6th September, 2012

St Columba’s Hospice auctions rare Single Malt Scotch whisky in unique bottle designed by Maeve Gillies. St Columba’s Hospice of Edinburgh, Scotland, is delighted to announce the upcoming auction of ‘AOIBHINN’, an exquisite hand-crafted silver bottle containing rare Single Malt Scotch whisky. Read more

Label 5 Kicks Off an Instagram Photo Contest - 4th September, 2012

Leading Scotch Whisky Brand LABEL 5, is launching the 3rd of September a great competition through its Facebook page, which invites its worldwide fans to take a picture which echoes, according to them, the number 5, to get a chance to win a 5-day trip to NEW YORK City! Read more

Chivas Brothers - Market sees Chivas Introduce The Night Magnum - 3rd September 2012

Chivas Regal, the world’s original luxury Scotch whisky, has launched a permanent bottle exclusively for the on-trade – Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Night Magnum. The Night Magnum will disrupt premium and VIP on-trade venues by tapping into occasions that are typically... Read more

Latest News from Pernod Ricard - Strong Year for Chivas Brothers in 2012 - 30th August, 2012

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, confirmed strong performances for all of its strategic brands over the last financial year*, with its flagship, Chivas Regal, delivering +7% volume growth as it approaches annual global sales of 5 million 9 litre cases. Read more

Bowmore Whisky Launches Partnership with River Cottage’s John Wright & Gill Meller - 29th August, 2012

Bowmore Single Malt whisky has teamed up with John Wright, the UK’s leading foraging expert, and top chef Gill Meller, both from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, to launch a series of delicious seafood and dessert recipes to match perfectly with Islay’s first Single Malt. Created especially by the duo using forageable ingredients, the recipes and collaboration further cement the whisky’s... Read more

Scotch whisky industry now in “a golden age”, says Benriach’s Walker - 29th August, 2012

BILLY WALKER, the scotch whisky veteran who resurrected the fortunes of BenRiach and GlenDronach, believes the industry has entered “a golden age”. Mr Walker, who next week is going out to Mongolia to do tastings as part of a trade mission, is upbeat about the prospects for the industry. Read more

Australia Whisky News - Hellyersroad Distillery August Newsletter - 21st August, 2012

In 2010 our Peated Whisky was anointed the best single malt in Australia and the same variety has achieved success this year with a Silver Award. In fact, three of our four varieties of single malt finished in the Top 40 Australian whiskies with both Original and Pinot Noir receiving Bronze Awards. Read more

Latest Whisky News - Whiskies of the World August Newsletter - 21st August, 2012

We had such a great experience last December at the Fahrenheit with delectable dishes paired with mouthwatering whiskies that we have scheduled a repeat for Tuesday Aug 28, 6:00pm. Read more

Bushmills™ Irish Whiskey sweeps the board at 2012 spirit competitions - 20th August, 2012

BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey has finished the 2012 awards season with a sweep of accolades from some of the world’s most prestigious spirit competitions – twelve of which have been picked up in the last month alone. Read more

The Lake of Menteith Hotel Welcomes Rare Glengoyne 40 YO to its Award Winning Malt Vault - 13th August, 2012

The Lake of Menteith Hotel in Perthshire is delighted to announce the addition of a Limited Edition Glengoyne 40 Years Old Highland Single Malt to its award winning Malt Vault. The Glengoyne 40 Years Old is the oldest, most valuable and finest, Highland Single Malt ... Read more

Greeting from Bowmore Distillery - 13th August, 2012

We would like to know what you want to see on the site so we can make our online home as interesting and useful as possible for our friends around the world. Enter survey and you could win... Read more

The Macallan, single malt whisky brand thank their 100,000 Facebook fans:

To celebrate breaking through the 100,000 Facebook fans mark, The Macallan team at the distillery filmed a very special ‘thank you’ for all of their Facebook fans around the world.  Shot on The Macallan’s Easter Elchies Estate, the distillery team name-check random fans for ‘being their friend on Facebook’ - See this video thank you from The Macallan

Whisky News Tomatin Wins Top Prize at Edinburgh Whisky Fringe - 10th August, 2012

Tomatin Distillery is celebrating having been awarded this year’s ‘The Spirit of Whisky Fringe Award’ at the Whisky Fringe held in Edinburgh 3‐5 August 2012. The Tomatin 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky was voted the outright winner by visitors to the event, and the Tomatin 1982 single cask also appeared in the top 10 coming in 5th place. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Highland Park Clinches Seven New Accolades - 9th August, 2012

The award winning single malt whisky Highland Park, distributed by Maxxium UK, has clinched a total of seven new awards for both Thor and Highland Park 50 year old reinforcing the brand’s ability to continue to win the highest accolades for new and limited editions. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Jameson Highlights the worlds greatest urban escapes with the launch of new travel retail exclusive - 9th August, 2012

Jameson, the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, has launched a new, innovative, limited edition bottle that captures urban iconography from some of the world’s most exciting cities, while also highlighting some of the best bars to visit in these cities. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Gold Medal Rush as Chivas Brothers Scoops Top Awards at Leading Spirits Competitions - 7th August, 2012

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has scooped an impressive total of 16 Gold medals at two of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions: the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2012, and the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2012. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Macallan Announces New Global Marketing Manager, 7th August, 2012

The Macallan, single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, has announced a significant new addition to its global brand team with the appointment of Jaume Ferràs Santín as Global Marketing Manager. Click to read more of this whisky press release

 

BenRiach Releases Latest Batch of Single Cask Bottlings - 3rd August, 2012

BenRiach has today, 3 August, released the latest batch, its ninth, of single cask bottlings. It comprises in total some three thousand bottles from ten outstanding casks. Bottled in July, all are available as of today. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Highland Park to create living tapestry of global fans - 1st August, 2012

The home of the ‘best spirit in the world’* is set to make its fans around the world a permanent part of its distillery through the creation of a new, innovative piece of artwork.  The Highland Park ‘mosaic’ is a collection of people’s faces crafted into an image capturing one...Click to read more of this whisky press release

Bowmore Unveils Two Rare and Exceptional Limited Edition - 30th July, 2012

JULY 2012 - Bowmore, Islay’s first Single Malt distillery, is releasing two prized limited editions: Bowmore 1964 and Bowmore 1985. Handcrafted and nurtured by the Distillery Manager, only 72 bottles of the 1964 and 747 bottles of the 1985 exist globally. Priced at £8,000 and £300 respectively, these are valued collectibles for any whisky connoisseur and enthusiast. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Gold For Glendronach and Benriach in London! - 27th July, 2012

ON the opening day of the Olympics, the BenRiach Distillery Company is delighted to have won two golds, five silvers and a bronze medal! The Edinburgh-headquartered company is celebrating eight awards, not at London 2012 of course, but at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition, the world’s most prestigious wine and spirit contest. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Wemyss Malts Tours Scotland with new Single Cask Releases - 27th July, 2012

Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the release of their latest single cask malt whiskies. Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions and this release covers five of the regions for the first time. Wemyss whiskies... Click to read more of this whisky press release

Old Fashioned Celebrations at the Naked Grouse Cocktail Challenge Final - 19th July, 2012

John Collingwood of No.28 in Newcastle has won first place in a nationwide cocktail challenge run by The Naked Grouse Premium Blended Whisky. His unique creation – The Bitter Sweet Grouse – triumphed at the finale event held in The Naked Grouse Boathouse by the banks of Loch Turret on the 9th July. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Ballantine's unveils the world's most aspirational Scotch whisky to achieve founder’s vision - 16th July, 2012

Ballantine’s, the No 1 ultra-premium whisky in Asia Pacific, is celebrating craftsmanship and expertise with the global launch of Ballantine’s 40 Year Old, its most exclusive blended Scotch whisky ever created. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Glendronach Releases Latest Batch of Single Cask Bottlings - 13th July, 2012

THE BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd. has today, Friday 13 July, released the latest batch of single cask bottlings from its GlenDronach Distillery. This is the sixth batch of GlenDronach single casks to be released by the award-winning Aberdeenshire distillery. The five casks were all bottled in June and are available as of today. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Wemyss Malts and Darnley's View Gin appoint a new sales manager - 11th July, 2012

Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the recent appointment of a new regional sales manager, Jenny Karlsson. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Templeton Rye - Shoes & Cue Iowa is Sunday - 10th July, 2012

This newletter was sent to me as part of a Templeton Rye newsletter for 10th July, 2012. This newsletter as always has a number of topics included... Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Macallan To Unveil Exclusive New Range For The UK - 4th July, 2012

The Macallan is set to unveil its latest development on the brand with the introduction of an entirely new range, The 1824 Series, commencing in the UK market this Autumn. The move follows extensive work with distributors Maxxium UK, and other key market partners, to meet the growing demands for The Macallan, which consistently outperforms the category. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Auchentoshan Presents - National series of classically modern events - 3rd July, 2012

AUCHENTOSHAN PRESENTS…A series of classically modern events that will exercise the brain with a mix of Single Malt Whisky served with a good measure of intelligent ideas and perspectives from some of the UK’s leading creative experts.Click to read more of this whisky press release

Bowmore New Website Launch - 2nd July, 2012

Bowmore Distillery has been on a magical journey since it was established over 230 years ago in 1779. We are now embarking on the next stage of our journey with the launch of our new website Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Macallan Breaks World Record For Most Expensive Whisky Sold At Auction - 2nd July, 2012

Guinness World Records™ has awarded The Macallan the accolade of ‘most expensive whisky sold at auction’.  Now the definitive world record holder, The Macallan’s 64yo, The Macallan’s 64 Year Old in Lalique, Cire Perdue sold at auction for $460,000 (£291,125), Click to read more of this whisky press release

Tomatin Distillery - Refurbished Tomatin Distillery is Preparing for a Bumper Summer Season- 27th June, 2012

Tomatin Distillery is looking forward to welcome in excess of 20,000 visitors to its Visitor Centre this summer,
following a £150,000 investment in upgrading the popular tourist attraction. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Macallan Celebrates Eight Decades With Sir Peter Blake, Godfather Of Pop Art - 25th June, 2012

Today (25th June 2012), Sir Peter Blake, considered the "godfather" of British Pop art, will be 80 years old and to celebrate this momentous achievement, The Macallan has produced a unique, limited edition art piece, The Macallan and Sir Peter Blake celebrate eight decades. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Morrison Bowmore Distillers Celebrates Award-Winning Year - 22nd June, 2012

June 2012: Morrison Bowmore Distillers, the leading producer of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has further exemplified its company vision as the Single Malt Specialist, by winning a series of prestigious industry awards for its remarkable spirits this year. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Top drinks buff, Olly Smith, teams up with Glengoyne for the ‘Ideal’ whisky tasting session - 21st June, 2012

21 June 2012, Edinburgh: Olly Smith, one of the UK’s most popular and charismatic TV drinks experts, teamed up with Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky at the Ideal Home Show Scotland 2012 in Glasgow earlier this month, to host a number of special tasting sessions across Glengoyne’s award-winning core range. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Highland Park - Over 50 Chefs Join The Slow Food Uk Chef Alliance In Partnership - 14th June, 2012

To kick off Slow Food UK Week (18 – 24 June) in style, following on from the successful launch of the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance in partnership with Highland Park, the award winning single malt whisky has announced that over 50 of the UK’s top chefs have signed up to the Alliance. Click to read more of this whisky press release

New Product Launch - Tomatin Distillery - Limited Edition Fifteen Year Old - 13th June, 2012

Tomatin Distillery has announced the launch of a limited edition brand extension to the Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Macallan Launches Limited Edition Diamond Jubilee Bottling - 31st May, 2012

The Macallan is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne with the release of a stunning limited edition commemorative Diamond Jubilee bottling.  The specially designed bottle bears a unique image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by the sculptor Arnold Machin. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Glenrothes Extends Fan Base With New UK Listings - 31st May, 2012

The Glenrothes Select Reserve single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, has bolstered its UK presence by securing a Multiple Grocer listing in Asda as well as being awarded a space in the Top Ten Malts within The Whisky Shop, the UK’s largest whisky specialist retailer. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Chivas Brothers Invests For A Bright Future - 30th May, 2012

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is predicting a bright future for Scotch as consumers are showing a thirst for premium spirits in many emerging international markets. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Ian Macleod Distillers Unveils New Look for Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky - 28th May, 2012

28.05.12, Edinburgh: Independent bottlers and distillers, Ian Macleod Distillers, has revealed a new design for the core expressions of its award-winning Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky range. Reconnecting the brand with its historic home, the new packaging for Isle of Skye 8 Years Old and 12 Years Old takes direct inspiration from the majestic scenery and romance of Scotland’s famous ‘Misty Isle’. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Cuba Gooding Jr. Backs Chivas Regal's Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Filmaid International - 28th May, 2012

FilmAid UK Chair Iliane Ogilvie Thompson, Chivas Regal Brand Director James Slack and Academy Award winning actor, Cuba Gooding Jr., celebrated FilmAid’s work in Cannes. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Macallan Commissions Legendary Photographer Annie Leibovitz As its Third Master of Photography - 24th May, 2012

The Macallan, the luxury single malt whisky distributed by Maxxium UK, has commissioned the world’s most famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz for the third edition of its award-winning Masters of Photography series.  The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition sees Leibovitz bring to life the essence of the brand through her unique photographer’s eye, with renowned Scottish actor Kevin McKidd cast in the role of leading man. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Irish Distillers Celebrated Yellow Spot Irish Whiskey Makes A Comeback - 24th May, 2012

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced a return to the fold for the revered Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, which has been skilfully recreated by the dedicated team at Midleton Distillery in Cork. The re-launch underpins the company’s pledge to introduce new Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey expressions each year, as part of its continued commitment to reinvigorate... Click to read more of this whisky press release

The BenRiach Distillery Appoints First Brand Ambassador Stewart Buchanan - 23rd May, 2012

BEYONCE does Samsung and Armani, Chanel has Keira Knightley and Revlon has Jessica Biel. And now The BenRiach Distillery Company has appointed Dumbarton-born Stewart Buchanan as its very own Brand Ambassador! Click to read more of this whisky press release

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2012 - Stock up for Father's Day - 21st May, 2012

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2012 - This is the perfect Father's Day gift for this June. Please click on the image to see more details about Jum Murray's Whisky Bible 2012. Click to find out more about the Whisky Bible

Peter Capaldi performs at forthcoming Whisky Stramash - 21st May, 2012

As the final touches are being put in place for 2012’s most unique whisky event, the inaugural Edinburgh Whisky Stramash, which takes place at Surgeons’ Hall on 26th & 27th May, some details of the cast performing the Jura Murder Mystery have been announced. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Short Film By Chivas Regal To Be Unveiled In Cannes - 17th May, 2012

The 65th edition of the Festival de Cannes will see Chivas Regal increase its commitment to cinema and film by unveiling plans to raise awareness of its global charity partner FilmAid International. Click to watch video

Laphroaig Unveils Diamond Jubillee Commemorative Edition, 17th May, 2012

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne, Islay single malt whisky Laphroaig, is launching a special Diamond Jubilee commemorative edition.  Bearing Prince Charles’ Royal Warrant, the 3,000 Jubilee cartons and bottles are set to become collector’s items.  Laphroaig has also pledged to make a donation of £3000 to The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Click to read more of this whisky press release

Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Awards – Winners Announced - 14th May, 2012

The Glenlivet walked away with two of the top honours at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards 2012.  The Glenlivet 12 Years Old picked up the prize in the ’12 Years Old and Under’ category and The Glenlivet 15 Years Old (French Oak) came first in the ’13 to 20 Year Old’ class.  The ‘Over 20 Year Old’ category was won by Knockando 25 Years Old (2011 Special Reserve). Click to see all the winners

Bowmore Launches New Expression: Bowmore Small Batch Reserve - 10th May, 2012

Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt Whisky, is launching a new expression in the UK, Bowmore Small Batch Reserve. Uniquely created from a selection of the finest first- and second-fill bourbon casks, and brought together for an extended period of maturation, this... Click to read more about this whisky release

Leeds Whisky Live 2012 - 1st Leeds Whisky Festival 2nd June at O2 Academy Leeds

The Whisky Lounge is coming to Leeds in its unstoppable quest to bring whisky back to the people. The Leeds Whisky festival is taking place at the O2 Academy on Cookridge Street on the 2nd of June and will run over two sessions. The event promises to be an informative and fun day out for all those keen to taste some great drams, learn their single malts from their blends and discover why whisky is understandably, “The Water of Life”. Click to read more about Whisky Live festival at Leeds

Glengoyne Auld Enemy Diamond Jubilee Golf Day ‘Drams Up’ support for Help for Heroes

9 May 2012, Edinburgh - Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky is encouraging people to tee off for England or Scotland in the Glengoyne Auld Enemy Diamond Jubilee Golf Day and Black Tie Gala Dinner on 24th August 2012, to help raise money for Help for Heroes.* Click to read more of this whisky press release

Tomatin Double-Decker On Tour in Japan - 8th May, 2012

As part of their 300 year anniversary celebrations, the Japanese distributor of Tomatin Single Malt Scotch Whisky is taking the brand on tour around Japan in a Tomatin-branded traditional red London-style double-decker bus. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Defiant Speyside Spirit Injecting ‘Water Of Life’ Into Malt Whisky Country - 2nd May, 2012

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival kicks off in stunning style tomorrow (Thursday, 3rd May) smashing previous records with ticket sales already exceeding those of last year’s end-of-event total. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest Whisky News - BenRiach and GlenDronach May, 2012 Newsletter - 2nd May, 2012

02.05.11 - It is hard to believe it is May already! There has been lots happing over the past 4 months at BenRiach with the launch of the new BenRiach peated range and we are getting ready to start the BenRiach maltings! Click to read more of this whisky press release

Wiesberger Toasts Maiden Victory With Rare Ballantine’s 2012 Championship Blend - 30th April, 2012

Austrian, Bernd Wiesberger sealed a dominant maiden European Tour victory in style at the Ballantine’s Championship yesterday, holing a 20 foot birdie on the final hole to finish five shots clear of Richie Ramsay at the Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, Korea. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Stars Show ‘True Character’ In Ballantine’s Championship Photo Call - 26th April, 2012

British Open champion Darren Clarke and YE Yang, the first Asian to win a Major, headlined a gallery of stars at the official photo call ahead of this week’s €2.2 million Ballantine’s Championship, which teed off today at the Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, Korea. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Isle of Skye is the Winner at the Scottish Grand National - 25th April, 2012

25 April 2012: Scotland’s number one National Hunt trainer, Lucinda Russell, owner of Arlary House Stables was presented with the Isle of Skye Blended Scotch Whisky Scottish Jump Trainers’ Championship Award 2011/12 by Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, at Saturday’s Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Royal Salute Seals Partnership With Historic Royal Palaces - 25th April, 2012

Royal Salute Scotch Whisky has become the first ever brand to be officially associated with the Royal Gun Salutes at the Tower of London. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Treat your Dad to the new Limited Edition Glengoyne ‘Auld Enemy Dram’ this Father’s Day (17 June 2012)- 23rd April, 2012

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky has launched a special limited Edition ‘Auld Enemy Dram’ in time for Father’s Day – 17th June 2012. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Launches Second Partnership With British Designer Of The Year Lee Broom - 20th April, 2012

Ballantine’s 12 Year Old today announced a second partnership with critically acclaimed British product and interior designer, Lee Broom. The Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Ritual by Lee Broom was revealed at the designer’s ‘Public House’ show at the renowned Salone Del Mobile in Milan. Click to read more of this whisky press release

All Change For Highland Park With New Distillery Manager - 18th April, 2012

The Edrington Group has announced two significant changes in personnel for its single malt brands with the appointment of new distillery managers for both Highland Park and The Macallan. Click to read more of this whisky press release

New Ardnamurchan whisky distillery approved despite environmental warning - Scotsman - 18th April, 2012

NEW single malts produced from one of the remotest parts of Scotland will be on the market next year after a £5 million state-of-the-art distillery was given the green light. Click to read more of this whisky press release.

Latest Whisky News - Chivas presents the art of hosting - 17th April, 2012

Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has teamed up with the founders of Le Baron nightclubs, to create a limited edition pack for off-trade retailers to capitalise on the growing trend for at-home drinking Click to read more of this whisky press release

London Whisky Festival 2012 - Friday, 20 April and Saturday, 21 April - Royal Horticultural Halls

The Whisky Lounge London is set to take the city by storm when it opens its doors to ticket holders in one week's time. With more than 1,500 guests expected over three sessions on Friday, 20 April and Saturday, 21 April, the festival is sure to cement itself firmly on the capital's calendar of whisky events. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest Whisky News - Whisky ‘Sails’ Soar In San Francisco - 12th April, 2012

Edinburgh Inspiring Capital Clipper crew meet Diageo to toast record-breaking export figures - Edinburgh’s 12 strong Clipper crew, currently taking part in the round the world yacht race, today caught up with DIAGEO, the multi-million dollar drinks company, following its arrival in Oakland, San Francisco. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Arran Distillery Spring Newsletter - Arran Distillery and Visitor Centre News - 11th April, 2012

Spring Newsletter - We have been busy over the winter months, and despite some stormy weather over the Christmas period, we have managed to push ahead with the construction of our brand new warehouse! Construction had to be halted for a couple of weeks again in February to allow for the nesting season of the pair of Golden Eagles which reside in the hills behind our Distillery. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Tomatin scoops up awards in the States - 11th April, 2012

Tomatin Distillery is celebrating a number of awards from the United States this month for its range of single malt Scotch and blended Scotch whiskies. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Glenlivet Launches Rare Single Cask Editions - 10th April, 2012

The Glenlivet, the world’s No 2 single malt Scotch whisky, is to release a series of rare expressions as part of its Single Cask Editions range, highlighting the subtle, complex and elegant style of The Glenlivet. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Ardbeg Distillery on Islay provides crafted molecules in a "World First" Space Experiment - 10th Apr, 2012

Pioneering research project on board International Space Station set to be unveiled at Edinburgh’s International Science Festival on Tuesday 10 April - Click to read more of this whisky press release

Tomatin Distillery - Whisky ambassador receives two industry honours - 4th April, 2012

Douglas Campbell, Brand Ambassador at Tomatin Distillery, is the proud recipient of two prestigious awards from the whisky industry, marking 50 years’ service at Tomatin Distillery. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Chivas Regal Extends Support of Cannes Film Festival - 3rd April, 2012

Chivas Regal, the original luxury whisky, is set to reinforce its role as official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, after extending its support of the iconic event until at least 2014. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Whisky Live Dublin 2012 - Whisky Live Dublin is back for 2012 on Saturday 26th May 2012 - 4th April, 2011

Ireland’s premier whiskey tasting experience will make a welcome return to The Round Room at The Mansion House in the heart of Dublin's city centre on Saturday 26th May 2012. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The BenRiach Distillery Company Gains ISO 9001:2000 Certification - 2nd April, 2012

THE BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd, owners of the BenRiach and GlenDronach award-winning single malt whisky brands, is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Ballantine’s Marks Championship With Very Rare Blend - 30th March, 2012

Ballantine’s, the No 1 ultra-premium Scotch whisky in Asia Pacific, has brought together Master Blender Sandy Hyslop and the winner of the 2011 Ballantine’s Championship, England’s Lee Westwood, to create the fifth Ballantine’s Championship Blend. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Highland Park Debuts With Slow Food Restaurant Of The Year Award At The World’s 50 Best Restaurantst - 30 March, 2012

Highland Park single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, and Slow Food UK, are set to introduce an innovative new award, the Slow Food Restaurant of the Year Award, at The World's 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna. Organised by Restaurant magazine, the celebrations will take place in London’s Guildhall on 30 April. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Festival: Discover The Passion Behind The World’s Finest Whiskies - 29th March, 2012

For people with a passion for authentic Scottish pourings, there can be no more important event this spring than the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (3rd-7th May). Click to read more of this whisky press release

Royal Salute Launches Limited Edition Diamond Jubilee Bottle - 27th March, 2012

Created in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Salute is this year continuing with tradition by celebrating the Queen’s 60 year reign with the launch of the Royal Salute Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Irish Distillers Sweeps The Board At Icons Of Whiskey Awards 2012 - 26th March, 2012

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, makers of the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey, Jameson, has been named Whiskey Distiller of the Year and Whiskey Brand Innovator of the Year at the Icons of Whiskey Awards 2012. Single pot still whiskey Powers John’s Lane Release was also recognised, scooping the prize for Best Pot Still Whiskey within the World Whiskies Awards... Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest News Whisky Industry News - Maxxium Commemorates Summer Of Celebration - 26th March, 2012

Maxxium UK is celebrating a summer of great importance to the nation with a new liquid and two new limited edition gift packs for The Famous Grouse available through exclusive partnerships with Waitrose and J Sainsbury.  Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest Whisky News - Last Johnnie Walker whisky bottled at Kilmarnock plant - BBC - 23th March, 2012

The historic link between Kilmarnock and Johnnie Walker whisky has come to an end after 192 years. On Friday, the last Red Label was bottled at the Ayrshire plant before the final shift clocked off. Click to read more of this whisky article (from BBC website)

Latest whisky news - Smokehead Joins EuroDragster - 17th March, 2010

23 March 2012, Edinburgh:  Smokehead, the explosive Islay Single Malt from independent bottler, blender and distiller, Ian Macleod Distillers, has announced its support for the EuroDragster.com 2012 season. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Bowmore Launches "Magic Happens on the 'Darkest' Nights" To Highlight Core Expression: Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’ - 22nd March, 2012

MARCH 2012 – This year Bowmore, the first Islay Single Malt whisky, is launching an exciting marketing campaign Magic Happens on the ‘Darkest’ Nights to support the growth of its multi-award winning core expression, Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Benriach's Enhanced Peated Range Takes Customers Back to the Future - 21st March, 2012

INTRIGUINGLY, BenRiach’s revamped range of peated single malts shows the award-winning Speyside distillery going back to its nineteenth-century roots to give its twenty-first century customers a truly unique and authentic taste experience. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Whisky News - Tomatin Performs Extraordinarily Well in New York - 16th March, 2012

One of Tomatin Distillery’s single malt Scotch whiskies has received an “Extraordinary Ultimate Recommendation” accolade in this year’s Ultimate Sprits Challenge (USC), held in New York between 5th and 9th March 2012. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Prince Harry & Team Win Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup - 12th March, 2012

Prince Harry’s first visit to Brazil culminated in triumph yesterday at the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which took place at Haras Larissa, Campinas, São Paulo. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival To Launch The Glengoyne Short Story Writing Competition - 8th March, 2012

Scottish crime writing authors and Bloody Scotland Festival Organisers Alex Gray and Gordon Brown (author) will be joined by Kyle MacRae (publisher Blasted Heath) Ian Weir, Marketing Director, Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Auchentoshan Single Malt Whisky Launches Exciting New Range Exclusive to Travel Retail - 2nd March, 2012

Four core expressions, beautifully matured, each with its own distinctive style - This March (2012), Auchentoshan, Scotland’s only triple distilled Single Malt whisky, will launch a new and exclusive range for the travel retail sector, consisting of four core permanent expressions supplemented by two limited editions released each year. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest Whisky News - Whisky of the World Expo Latest - 2nd March, 2012

Dear Friends in Spirits - It’s nice to talk to you again, and to share the great news (and great whiskies) we have in store for you. We cannot believe that the Expo is just four short weeks away, and that soon, we will all be together on the exquisite San Francisco Belle... Click to read more of this whisky press release

Highland Park Brings 21 Year Old to U.K. Market - 2nd March, 2012

Highland Park is launching a 21 year old single malt into its UK portfolio for the first time, two years after it was removed from global distribution following a complete sell out of the award winning product. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest whisky news - Smokehead Reveals Limited Edition Rock Design - 29th February, 2012

29 February 2012,  Edinburgh:  Smokehead,  the rich and powerful Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Ian Macleod Distillers, has released a new limited Rock Edition to celebrate its credentials as the rock n’ roll spirit of choice for 2012. Click to read more of this whisky press release

The Black Grouse - Whisky with a wild side - 29th February, 2012

The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky and the RSPB are joining forces to launch a series of exclusive whisky tastings combined with the opportunity to watch one of the most exciting nature spectacles in Britain. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Highland Park Shows Passion For Food With Increased Investment - 22nd February, 2012

Highland Park single malt whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, is increasing investment by 75% into brand activation around a new platform of food and gastronomy.  The brand has forged an exciting partnership with Slow Food UK, is a sponsor at this year’s prestigious The World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards and will also be implementing a significant... Click to read more of this whisky press release

Whisky News - The Black Grouse - Lights, Camera and Cocktails - 21st February, 2012

With Oscar night around the corner (26th February 2012), The Black Grouse Blended Scotch whisky has created some cocktails worthy of their own award nominations inspired by the film world’s distinctive characters and the actors that play them.  Click to read more of this whisky press release

Jura Launches “Whisky Pursuit” to Win a Free Bottle Every Week for a Year - 20th February, 2012

Jura has launched a second version of its Pub Quiz aimed at testing the knowledge of its community of ‘honorary Diurachs. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Wemyss Malts and Blends - Wemyss Malts Release Single Cask - 17th February, 2012

Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the release of their latest single cask malt whiskies. Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions. Wemyss whiskies are each identified by their natural taste and aroma and this latest range of four hogsheads comprises:

“Smokehouse” – a 15 years old from Caol Ila Distillery, Islay
“The Malt Barn” – a 14 years old from Bunnahabhain distillery, Islay
“Rum’n’Raisin” – a 22 years old from Tullibardine distillery, Highland
“Winter Spice” – a cask strength 29 years old from Teaninich distillery, Highland

Read about this whisky release from Wemyss Malts

Jameson Irish Whiskey - St Partick's Day Celebrations Go Global with Jameson - 17th February, 2012

Jameson fans from around the world are being encouraged to party with the Irish this St Patrick’s Day, as the world’s No 1 Irish whiskey unveils an exciting line-up of activities to support its markets and allow consumers around the world to ‘embrace their Irish spirit’. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Whiskies of the World Expo in San Francisco at the end of March - 17th February, 2012

Over the past decade, each winter is more exciting than the last as we head into spring and count down to the upcoming Whiskies of the World Expo in San Francisco at the end of March. It’s a busy time for us with all the wonderful exhibitors, entertainment ... Click to read more of this whisky press release

Scotland rugby legend, Scott Hastings, ‘Drams Up’ charity support - Glengoyne ‘Auld Enemy Dram’ - 13th February, 2012

13 February 2012, Edinburgh: Scotland rugby legend Scott Hastings has teamed up with award-winning Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky to launch a new limited edition ‘Auld Enemy Dram’ in aid of charity. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest Whisky News - Auchentoshan Celebrates Successes Of 2011 - 9th February, 2012

As 2011 has drawn to an end, Auchentoshan, Scotland’s only triple distilled Single Malt whisky, reflects on the brand successes of the year; from its first ever mixology competition, to continuing to challenge the perceptions of whisky with its unique Auchentoshan Presents Sunday parties. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Latest Whisky News - Highland Park Unveils New Global Brand Advovate - 9th February, 2012

Highland Park, the best spirit in the world, has made a significant new addition to its central brand team with the appointment of Daryl Haldane to the newly created role of Global Brand Advocate. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Bowmore Unveils Exciting New Design And Packaging Across Entire Range

January 2012: Bowmore, the first Islay Single Maltwhisky, today proudly unveils brand new packaging for its entire domestic and global travel retail / duty free range – a premium gift box and refreshed bottle design which will be released in February 2012. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Spirit Of Speyside Whisky Awards - Finalists Announced - 6th February, 2012

The Glenlivet triumphed in the first round of judging of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards 2012, featuring in each of the three categories of the prestigious awards. Click to read more of this whisky press release

A True First In Whisky : Direct From The Gates Of Valhalla, Highland Park Brings You The Mighty Thor - 2nd February, 2012

Mighty Thor remains one of the most renowned of all the Norse gods. A powerful and brooding figure, it is said that using his hammer, Thor could carve valleys out of mountains and that his enemies would quake in terror at the thunderous sound the weapon created. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Glenmorangie and The Open Championship - The Perfect Partnership of Two Scottish Icons - 2nd February, 2012

02.02.12 - Scotland’s favourite single malt whisky Glenmorangie, teams up with golf’s most famous competition - The Open Championship - Pairing of two Scottish icons golf and whisky announced in three year partnership - Click to read more of this whisky press release

Bowmore Celebrates the Successes of 2011 - 2nd February, 2012

02.02.12 - 2011 was a year that saw Bowmore increase its presence in the great outdoors. The first Islay Single Malt kicked this off with a series of experiential sampling activity which took place at five of the UK’s biggest and most popular outdoor events. - Click to read more of this whisky press release

Whisky Festival Organisers In High Spirits - Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival - 26th January, 2012

Organisers of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival are in high spirits after witnessing the busiest 24 hour period after launching the programme of events since the Festival began thirteen years ago. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Cutty Sark has launched a new limited edition blend – Tam o’Shanter Scotch Whisky - 26th January, 2012

Cutty Sark, the pioneering Scotch whisky brand, has launched a new limited edition blend this month exploring the origins of the whisky’s unique name, which was originally inspired by the famous clipper now resting in Greenwich, London. Click to read more of this whisky press release

Spirt of Speyside Whisky Festival, 2012 - Whisky Festival showing its spirited colours to defy downturn - 20th January, 2012

While industries across the world remain concerned about the effects of austerity, Scotland’s national drink is showing its spirit and defying the downturn to gather a greater share of the global market – news that comes as no surprise to those behind the upcoming Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival as they prepare to launch the programme of events for the 2012 Festival tomorrow (Saturday, 21st January). Click to read more of this press release.

Benriach Launches New 17 Yo Richly- Peated Septendecim - 19th January, 2012

BenRiach’s Septendecim, its newest addition to its celebrated peated range, will be available worldwide later this month, the distillery announced today (19 January 2012). Click to read more of this press release

Morrison Bowmore Distillers Appoints Rachel Barrie As Master Blender - 10th January, 2012

Glasgow, Scotland (January 10, 2012) – Morrison Bowmore Distillers (MBD), one of the major names in Scotch Whisky and producers of Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, announces the appointment of Rachel Barrie to the newly created position of Master Blender effective immediately. Click to read more of this press release

Auchentoshan Presents... The William Mcgonagall Burns Supper - 9th January, 2012

Scotland’s only triple distilled Single Malt launches alternative Burns Night celebrations

For this year’s Burns Night, Auchentoshan, Scotland’s only triple distilled Single Malt whisky, has launched a series of alternative Burns Suppers at bars and restaurants across the UK, entitled ‘Auchentoshan Presents… The William McGonagall Burns Supper’. Instead of honouring Robert Burns – Scotland’s answer to Shakespeare – as tradition dictates, the suppers celebrate Burns’s arch enemy and the renegade poet, William McGonagall and his flair for challenging perceptions of poetry. Click to read more of this press release

Glenmorangie unveils Artein - a monumental whisky born of stone - 4th January, 2012

Glenmorangie is proud to announce the release of Glenmorangie Artein, the third release in its award winning Private Edition range.  Scots Gaelic for stone ‘Artein’ is an intriguing assemblage of 15 and 21 Years Old Glenmorangie, extra matured in ‘Super Tuscan’ wine casks. Click to read more of this press release

 

 

 

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Selection of Scottish Malts Whisky available from Spirits By Post

The Macallan 1824 Master Series Limited Edition WhiskyThe Macallan 1824 Master Series Limited Edition Whisky

Distillery:  The Macallan

The Macallan 1824 Series includes the following - The Macallan No.6 in Lalique Decanter, The Macallan Reflection and The Macallan M 1824 Series. Click for more details and to read tasting notes... Read more

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Highland Park Valkyrie Single Malt Scotch WhiskyHighland Park Valkyrie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Highland Park

Plunging down from the dark heavens, the Valkyries would descend like avenging angels on horseback to comb the battlefields for the bravest of the fallen warriors, heroes fit to enter the great Norse god Odin's hall, Valhalla... Read more

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Glenfarclas The Family Cask 1982 Highland Single Malt Scotch WhiskyGlenfarclas The Family Cask 1982 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Glenfarclas

2015 release, One of 206 bottles Cask Number 2074 Type 4th Fill Hogshead The Family Casks collection encapsulates the essential character of our distillery. Each bottle containing its own unique story and complexity of aromas... Read more

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Glenfarclas The Family Cask 1985 Highland Single Malt Scotch WhiskyGlenfarclas The Family Cask 1985 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery:  Glenfarclas

2016 release, One of 299 bottles - Cask Number 2600, Type Refill Sherry Hogshead The Family Casks collection encapsulates the essential character of our distillery. Each bottle containing it's own unique story and complexity of aromas..... Read more

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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky CaseAuchentoshan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Case

Distillery:  Auchentoshan

Triple distilled then matured for over twelve years. Our Lowland Single Malt Whisky has the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste... Read more

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