In the centuries since whisky was invented, it has existed first and foremost as a drink, to be purchased and consumed. Recent years have witnessed the birth of whisky’s second identity; an investment. However, investments in whisky have, until now, been restricted to rare bottles of whisky, which are invariably hidden away in a cellar, never to be opened.
Join award-winning independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, for a liquid journey through their archives as they celebrate 10 years in the whisky industry. Founder and owner William Wemyss has delved into their collection of blended malt and single cask bottlings to select a range of drams that take you from 2005 when Wemyss Malts first began, to the present day.
David Croll and Marcin Miller today have announced the founding of Number One Drinks Company Japan and unveiled plans to build an artisan gin distillery – thought to be Japan’s first – scheduled to open in early 2016.
The Ardmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky, distributed by Maxxium UK, has launched The Ardmore Port Wood Finish.
Every November The Scotch Malt Whisky Society release a Big Outturn just in time to pick up Christmas Presents and with usually around 40 different expressions, many at great value for money present prices, it's the ideal time to pick up a bottle or two.
So a few weeks back I was invited to take part in the #IHDmasterclass but unfortunately I missed due to having to chauffeur my wife after her train was cancelled due to an accident on the line.
AWARD-WINNING GlenDronach has today (10 November 2015) launched three stunning new expressions in time for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
So I've been asked this question a multitude of times by a great many people... "what is A Wee Dram?" But to answer that question properly there are a multitude of answers.
William Grant and Sons has launched House of Hazelwood, a new blended Scotch inspired by family luminary and matriarch Janet Sheed Roberts
Littlemill have very recently announced the bottling of this 25 year old whisky from this distillery which was dismantled in 1997.
Benromach, creators of the classic Speyside Single Malt scotch whisky, have won one of Asia’s most prized accolades.
Gordon and MacPhail, one of the world’s leading single malt whisky specialists, has selected a special series of whiskies to showcase the company’s ‘The Wood Makes the Whisky’ campaign which highlights the importance of this essential element in the whisky maturation process.
The Teeling Whiskey Company, Ireland’s leading independent Irish whiskey producer, has released The Revival a limited edition 15 Year Old Single Malt. The Revival has been produced to mark the opening of its new distillery, the first in Dublin for over 125 years.
Loch Lomond Group is an independent distiller which owns both grain and malt distilleries producing some of the finest and rarest Scotch whiskies in the world. Our portfolio includes the Loch Lomond Single Malt incorporating the Island Collection featuring Inchmurrin Single Malt, Glen Scotia Single Malt, a Campbeltown malt as well as several high quality blends.
The visitor centre of the award-winning Isle of Arran Distillery has been recognised for the second year running in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge.
Marking 240 years of distilling on the same site in Crieff, Glenturret Distillery has today unveiled a new range of single malts reinforcing the brand’s unique heritage as Scotland’s only remaining producer of hand mashed whisky.
Ballantine's, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky and the No.2 Scotch whisky in the world, has launched Ballantine’s Hard Fired, an innovative expression that introduces a bespoke process in the production of Scotch whisky and provides a unique experience within the Ballantine’s family. Ballantine’s Hard Fired is set to appeal to whisky drinkers seeking authenticity and craftsmanship in new Scotch styles.
Nestled quietly in the Scottish Highlands is Kininvie, a distillery with extraordinary Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been maturing patiently in warehouses for twenty-five years. When the Kininvie distillery first opened, stillman Kenny McWilliam was one of only three men working the stills.
William Grant and Sons is launching the third release from the Kininvie Distillery – the Kininvie 23 Years Old Batch No. 3. This remarkable Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been created by William Grant & Sons’ sixth Malt Master Brian Kinsman from liquid taken from casks that were laid to rest in 1991.
At Christmas when it's cold and wintery outside there's nothing better than a lovely smoky dram to take away the dreary weather and Big Peat is an exceptional choice for this.