24/03/16
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.




22/03/16
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.




22/03/16
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.




22/03/16
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




22/03/16
The Glenrothes Rebrands Alba Reserve as The Bourbon Cask Reserve
Berry Bros. and Rudd Spirits is delighted to announce the launch of the Bourbon Cask Reserve from award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes.




19/03/16
The Perfect Jameson Irish Coffee
Jameson, the world’s favourite Irish Whiskey, is challenging convention by re-assessing an often overlooked classic – the Irish Coffee. During Jameson’s annual festivities in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day, Jameson Head Blender Billy Leighton, renowned mixologist Nick Strangeway and local coffee roasters TwoFifty Square will celebrate the perfect Jameson Irish Coffee and the unique qualities of this classic cocktail.




19/03/16
BenRiach Launches First-ever Cask Strength Batch
BenRiach are delighted to launch the very first edition of its new Cask Strength release.




12/03/16
Cask88 Launches Exclusive Whisky for The Merchistonian Club
Cask88, one of the world’s leading suppliers of bespoke whisky, today unveiled a historic bottling produced exclusively for The Merchistonian Club in Edinburgh. For over 15 years, the team at Cask88 has been helping world-class companies deliver legendary experiences with one-of-a-kind bottles of the finest whisky. Cask88 empowers brands and organizations to offer unique whisky to further initiatives and increase brand value. The team specializes in all aspects of the perfect bottle including cask procurement, bottling, labels and final distribution.




10/03/16
Introducing Highland Park Ice Edition
Highland Park, the award-winning single malt whisky distributed by Maxxium UK, is proud to announce the launch of their ICE EDITION.




10/03/16
The Famous Grouse Appoints New Master Blender
Kirsteen Campbell has been appointed to the role of Master Blender for The Famous Grouse, taking over from current Master Blender Gordon Motion this month.




10/03/16
Bruichladdich Launches Two New Travel Retail Exclusive Expressions
Bruichladdich are set to unleish two new expressions onto the Travel Retail platform with the Port Charlotte CC:01 and Bruichladdich Laddie Eight hitting Travel Retail shelves very soon.




07/03/16
Deanston Distillery Launches First Organic 15 Year Old
Deanston has announced the release of its first ever Organic Single Malt - Deanston Organic 15 Year Old.




07/03/16
The Return of the Arran 18 Year Old
As the award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers celebrates its 21st Birthday, the Arran Malt reaches maturity with the first bottling of the year - the 18 Year Old Single Malt.




05/03/16
Morning Masterclass at The Scotch Whisky Experience
Back in December I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an Enlightening Experience with The Scotch Whisky Experience and really enjoyed the experience so when I was invited back to attend a Morning Masterclass i really couldn't say no.




04/03/16
Wolfburn Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky
In 2011 the founders of Wolfburn Single Malt Whisky travelled to Thurso in Caithness, the most northerly town on the British mainland, in search of the old Wolfburn distillery. After 150 years of neglect, what they found of what was once one of the largest whisky producers in the county was a pile of old stones. The only thing that remained was the flow of water that once fed the mash tun and stills all those years ago. The team were convinced that if the water was still there, then the whisky could be too.






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