Diageo Special Releases 2015 Line-Up Announced
Diageo Special Releases 2015 Line-Up Announced

Nine outstanding Scotch Whiskies will be released this autumn, in strictly limited quantities, as part of Diageo’s ongoing Special Releases programme.

Glengoyne Continues Rugby-Whisky Partnership with London Scottish
Glengoyne Continues Rugby-Whisky Partnership with London Scottish

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has renewed its 12-month sponsorship of London Scottish for a third year.

Douglas Laings Yula 20 Years Old
Douglas Laings Yula 20 Years Old

Inspired by the ancient Islay legend of a beautiful but tragic Norse goddess, Douglas Laing today announces the launch of Yula, the first of a three part trilogy of limited edition Island Malt Scotch Whisky.

Edinburgh - A City Bar None
Edinburgh - A City Bar None

If anyone, anywhere, asked me what my favourite city in the world was I really would have to answer with Edinburgh. There's no place in the world with as much culture, food, entertainment and down right amazing people.

Values Soar as Demand for Rare Whisky Booms
Values Soar as Demand for Rare Whisky Booms

Back in August I received a Press Release about Whisky valuations that has sat in my to-do folder every since. With the day job being very busy and my thoughts on investing in and collecting whisky this article has sat for while without me doing much about it.

Changing of The Guard at Bruichladdich
Changing of The Guard at Bruichladdich

There has been a sense of a changing of the guard at Bruichladdich with industry legends Jim McEwan and Duncan McGillivray both retiring from the company in the recent past.

Robert Anderson Inducted as Keeper of the Quaich
Robert Anderson Inducted as Keeper of the Quaich

Robert Anderson, CEO of the Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd. was invited to enter the esteemed Keepers of the Quaich society and inducted at the bi-annual ceremony at Blair Castle on Monday 5th October.

The Balvenie Unveil the DCS Compendium
The Balvenie Unveil the DCS Compendium

One of the most momentous whisky collections ever created, The Balvenie DCS Compendium, is unveiled today. The Compendium celebrates the lifetime’s work of The Balvenie Malt Master David Charles Stewart (DCS), a legendary figure in the Scotch whisky industry, more than five decades after he first started work at the distillery.

Royal Mile Whiskies Release 40 Year Old Blended Malt
Royal Mile Whiskies Release 40 Year Old Blended Malt

Sometimes when sat behind the keyboard there's a newsletter, or Facebook post or Twitter status that just takes my eye and I have to share it with everyone, this is one of those occasions as Royal Mile Whiskies release a 40 Year Old Blended malt.

Spirit of Speyside Becomes Twice Annual
Spirit of Speyside Becomes Twice Annual

Speyside’s leading malt whisky producers will unite on their own doorstep for the first time - to launch a brand new ‘dramfest’ organised by the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

The Arran Malt Limited Release - The Bothy
The Arran Malt Limited Release - The Bothy

The Arran Single Malt are delighted to present their final new release of the year which will be available for sale in their web shop at 11am on Monday 19th October.

Buffalo Trace Masterclass with Drew Mayville
Buffalo Trace Masterclass with Drew Mayville

On Saturday, 10th October, I was lucky to attend a Buffalo Trace tasting in Edinburgh with master blender Drew Mayville which not only went through the white dog and standard Buffalo Trace bottlings but also some of the Antique Collection.

Octomore 07.3 Released
Octomore 07.3 Released

This, Octomore 07.3, is the second release of Octomore of Octomore - Octomore whisky made from barley grown two miles along the coast from the distillery at farmer and friend James Brown's Octomore Farm.

Single Cask Arran Exclusively for WhiskyBrother
Single Cask Arran Exclusively for WhiskyBrother

Earlier this year WhiskyBrother returned to Scotland to embark on another whisky-finding mission. Heading over to the Arran distillery this time, situated off the south-west coast on the Isle of Arran.

Chivas Unveils Art of Hosting Pack
Chivas Unveils Art of Hosting Pack

Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury Scotch whisky, has partnered with Apolis, the socially motivated lifestyle brand, for the latest instalment of Chivas Art of Hosting. The new limited edition pack will inspire today’s gentlemen to share the brand’s spirit of generosity and will be available globally from middle of October.

Gift the Perfect Single Malt This Christmas
Gift the Perfect Single Malt This Christmas

This Christmas why not treat your loved one to one of the finest single malts? Whether they’re a whisky connoisseur or a newcomer, we have a selection of single malts to suit every taste. My tasting notes of most of these drams are shown at the bottom of the page.

A New World Where East Meets West
A New World Where East Meets West

Bowmore, the first distillery on Scotland’s isle of Islay, has launched a world first; a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been finished in precious oak casks hand-crafted from the rare Mizunara tree of Japan. Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish beautifully brings together two of the world’s most renowned whisky islands to create a refined, elegant and complex Single Malt, making it the ultimate gift for the whisky connoisseur. This exclusive expression of just 2,000 bottles is priced from £650.

The Macallan Rare Cask Black
The Macallan Rare Cask Black

Sitting in the dark, mysterious warehouses of The Macallan distillery are some unusual casks, nurturing some curious spirit. This is a dark, smoky and unexpected Macallan; this is Rare Cask Black, part of the 1824 Masters Series.

Why Your Whisky Retailer Should Be Your Best Friend
Why Your Whisky Retailer Should Be Your Best Friend

Back in 2012 I wrote an article on price comparisons of online to supermarket to specialist retailer (you can read that article here) so I thought it was about time I revisited it a little and explained some more of the reasons I think spending time with your specialist retailer is a very good move.

Glenmorangie Toasts the Winter Season
Glenmorangie Toasts the Winter Season

Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Distilling and Creation at Glenmorangie, has crafted a new limited edition single malt whisky, 'A Midwinter Night’s Dram'.