Ardbeg Turns Day into Night
Ardbeg’s island home has a dark past. Centuries ago, at the dead of night, the early distillers would smuggle their whisky from the rocky shores of Ardbeg cove, to black-painted ships moored off the coast, where it would be spirited away to the Scottish mainland. This year, the shadowy history of Ardbeg’s homeland will be recalled as part of the annual festivities of the Islay single malt, when Ardbeg Day becomes Ardbeg Night.
New Global Brand Ambassador for Distell Malts Portfolio
Distell has announced the appointment of Angus Upton as Global Brand Ambassador for its award-winning single malts portfolio.
Douglas Laing Announce the Launch of The Epicurean
Douglas Laing and Co, World Whiskies Awards’ Brand Innovator of the Year 2016, today announces the launch of The Epicurean Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, the Lowland addition to the firm’s Remarkable Regional Malts collection.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Adds Age Statements to All Bottlings
Multi-award-winning independent bottler That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) announces that with immediate effect it will be adding age-statements to its future releases. Amongst the first releases to be announced are Girvan 52yo, Macallan 25yo, Ardbeg 12yo, Blended Whisky #1 35yo and Invergordon 43yo
Turning Strangers Into Friends With Jameson
As a whisky blogger every now and again I'm lucky enough to be invited to the occasional Press Trip which generally up until very recently a lot of them I've had to say thanks but no thanks to due to work shifts and the notice given, however when I was invited recently to spend St Patricks Day in Dublin with Jameson's Irish Whiskey it fell at just the right time and I was able to attend in the week between changing jobs.
Worlds First Whisky Sniffer Dog Joins Tasting Panel
It may sound barking mad, but the world’s first whisky sniffer dog has been appointed to join the Society’s prestigious Tasting Panel.
Douglas Laing Announces Old Particular Bowmore Vintage 1999 for Feis Ile
Douglas Laing and Co., World Whiskies Awards' Brand Innovator of the Year 2016, today announces its commemorative bottling for Feis Ile 2016: Old Particular Bowmore Vintage 1999.
anCnoc Vintage 2001 Released
Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky, anCnoc has introduced an exclusive 2001 vintage to its multi-award winning range of vintage expressions.
Jameson Celebrate Rich History With Launch of Jameson Crested
Jameson, the number one Irish whiskey, has unveiled a new premium Irish whiskey, Jameson Crested. Launching internationally from April, Jameson Crested brings to life the rich history of the brand and its spiritual home of Dublin, and is set to further increase excitement around Irish whiskey across the globe.
Benromach Distillery Unveils New Limited Edition Wood Finish Release
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd today unveils the latest expression to join their portfolio of Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach Sassicaia Wood Finish.
Isle of Arran Distillers Makes Plans for Second Distillery Site
The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery has plans to establish a second site on the island, at Lagg on the south coast of Arran, as they expand to accommodate increased production and visitor numbers.
Announcing the Launch of Big Peats Feis Ile 2016 Commemorative Bottling
Douglas Laing and Co., World Whiskies Awards’ Brand Innovator of the Year 2016, today announces the launch of its first ever “Feis Ile Edition” of Big Peat Islay Malt Scotch Whisky. In homage to Scotland’s Whisky island, the Big Peat Feis Ile Edition bottle and tube are adorned with Islay’s most notable landmarks. The round church at Bowmore and Port Ellen’s Kildalton Cross feature amongst a collage of travel stamps, in a colourful, hand-drawn design with Big Peat himself at the forefront.
Laphroaig Launches a New Lore
Distributed by Maxxium UK and crafted by Laphroaig Distillery Manager John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is drawn from a variety of casks including first-fill Bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Oloroso Sherry hogsheads to create a unique richness.
Douglas Laings Taste the Regions Twitter Tasting
Last Wednesday I had the privilege of being invited to a special Douglas Laing Tweet Tasting to sample a selection of regional whisky from the Douglas Laing Provenance range. We had a selection from Highland, Speyside and Islay complimented with Uisge Source water samples from these areas.
Interview - Gregor Hannah from Lady of the Glen
Next up in my series of interviews of people in the whisky industry is Gregor Hannah the man behind the Lady of The Glen bottlers
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