The 2016 Diageo Special Releases Reviewed
Every year since 2001 Diageo have had an annual Special Releases selection of rare and unusual bottlings, usually at natural cask strength, and this year is no different.
Diageo Introduces the 2016 Special Releases Collection
The Diageo Special Releases series began in 2001 taking over, in part, from the Rare malts series which ran from 1995-2005. Every year Diageo release a selection of some of their most prized whiskies in forms not normally available any other way, or sometimes not available at all any other way.
Perthshire Cheese with a Whisky Twist is a Hit
An artisanal Perthshire cheese made with Glenturret whisky has been a hit at farmers' markets as food and drink lovers get a taste for mixing two home-grown delicacies in one bite.
Ian MacLeod Distillers Acquires Edinburgh Gin
Ian Macleod Distillers has taken ownership of the well-established and fast-growing Spencerfield Spirit Company, including its flagship brand, Edinburgh Gin.
Chivas Brothers Announce Enhanced Blending Team
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, today announced new roles for revered Master Blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop. The move coincides with the unveiling of an enhanced Chivas Brothers Blending Team, reinforcing the company’s expertise in crafting world-leading, blended Scotch whisky.
Ardbeg Twenty One Launches
Ardbeg has announced that its latest Limited Edition whisky is a 21 year old single malt, distilled at one of the most turbulent times in Ardbeg’s history. A testament to the dedication of those who fought through the Distillery’s darkest days to keep its untamed spirit alive, Ardbeg Twenty One will be released exclusively to Ardbeg’s loyal following, the Ardbeg Committee, in recognition of their vital role in safeguarding the Distillery’s future.
Rare Scotch Whisky Breaks £5 Million Barrier for H1 2016
The value of collectable bottles of Scotch whisky traded within a half year period has surpassed £5 million for the first time since records began in 2008, according to figures published today by whisky analyst, broker and investment experts Rare Whisky 101.
The Macallan Launch New Limited Edition Packaging
The Macallan single malt whisky has unveiled a new premium gifting series, inspired by the brand’s commitment to exceptional oak casks, featuring a range of whiskies in the current portfolio.
Tomatin Touches Down with New Travel Retail Range
The Highland distillers are voyaging into the world of duty free having launched a series of new and exclusive whiskies available now in airports across Europe.
Wolfburn Distillery Launches Aurora Sherry Oak Expression
Wolfburn Distillery is today delighted to announce the launch of its second permanent whisky expression, Aurora. The new release is made from a combination of whisky matured in first-fill Spanish sherry casks and American ex- Bourbon casks.
Whisky Legend Richard Paterson Celebrates 50 Years in the Industry
The greatest whisky maker of his generation is set to celebrate 50 years of work in the industry this month.
Ardbeg Launches The Most Daring Whisky Challenge
Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch whisky has announced a whisky challenge like no other is to launch today on Ardbeg’s remote Scottish island home - Islay. Ten contestants from six different countries have converged on the island to compete in the world’s most daring whisky challenge.
Drinks by the Dram unveil the 2016 Whisky Advent Calendar
For the fifth year running, the range of Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars has returned. The selection once again features classics like Whisky, Ginvent and Rum, while exciting new additions include calendars dedicated to Scotch, American, Irish and Japanese whiskies along with calendars full of Glenfarclas Single Malt, independent whisky bottlings from That Boutique-y Whisky Company and Origin Single Estate Gins made with juniper sourced from specific regions all around the world.
Big Peat Reveals Christmas 2016 Limited Edition
Douglas Laing and Co, the family Scotch Whisky firm, today unveils its festive offering – Big Peat Christmas 2016, an All Islay, Cask Strength Limited Edition.
Irish Distillers Unveil Redbreast Lustau Edition
Redbreast has introduced a new, permanent expression to its decorated Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey family; Redbreast Lustau Edition.
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