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GINEROSITY: World’s First Social Enterprise Gin Launched

2016-09-27
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  Pickering’s Gin founders Marcus Pickering and Matt Gammell have teamed up with social enterprise experts to produce the Ginerosity spirit, the profits of which will be poured into good causes.   Together they have formed a new company, Good Spirits (Scotland) CIC, in partnership with social enterprise entrepreneur Chris Thewlis, Dave Mullen of marketing agency Story, and drinks industry and export specialist David Moore. …

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Did you know you could own a Scotch Whisky diploma?

2016-09-27
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The Edinburgh Whisky Academy is a new centre of learning launched to fill a vital gap in Scotch whisky education. Diplomas are said to offer participants the chance to gain a professional qualification that is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. “They are brand-neutral, in-depth and, quite simply, one of a kind”. I talked to founder, managing director and fellow whisky lady Kirsty McKerrow …

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TFWA: whisky distributors to showcase latest TR innovations

2016-09-24
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This year’s TFWA World Exhibition and Conference sees William Grant & Sons (WGS) refining its global travel retail portfolio with new and refreshed packaging in key collections. The stand (Golden Village GO2) retains its open and friendly atmosphere, inviting customers to view a compelling portfolio that continues to excel in creativity and innovation, alongside examples of its unique brand activations from Hendrick’s Gin and Monkey …

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Whisky Fashion: 5 malted items to rock your closet

2016-09-22
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While the Fashion Week season is currently in full swing, it’s time to show off your craziest malted accessories and try to make it onto aspiring photographers’ Street Style Facebook/Flickr albums sneak into this trendy designer you never heard about’s show. Anyway, here are some ideas to rock your closet and make it to the whisky catwalk! Finlay & Co x Glenmorangie glasses In a first …

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Weekly Review: Lossit – The Lost Distillery Co.

2016-09-21
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The relationship between Islay and Malt Whisky is as old as the history of the spirit itself; Islay is thought to be one of the first beneficiaries of the old Monks’ distillation knowledge when they came from Ireland to Scotland. As harmonious as the relationship between Island and spirit is, their combined history has been a difficult one often fought between smuggler and authority. Many …

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