1 –> CAREER: The world-famous Whisky Shop is set to open the doors of its Parisian store in the coming weeks and is currently recruiting its sales team! If you think you got what it takes, email your CV to [email protected] !
2 –> Another career-related news this week coming from Chapel Gate Distillery who’s seeking 3 four-legged friends to expand the distillery team “The employment package includes, 3 square meals a day, a comfy place to sleep, cuddles when desired and of course full healthcare, including neutering and spaying….Applications from the homeless and helpless particularly sought. If you know of any cat that might be suitable for this position please email me directly at [email protected]” Seriously… On a scale of 1 to this incredibly cute red pandas video, how cute is that? (see full ad)
3 –> Glendronach releases “oldest ever” whisky: cask number 5837 was filled with the Highland spirit in 1968, before maturing at the Aberdeenshire distillery for almost half a century. Now 301 bottles of the 47-year-old whisky have been released, as part of The BenRiach Distillery-owned GlenDronach’s thirteenth single cask outturn. (read more)
4 –> Fluid Movement pair to open whisky bar Black Rock : Tom Aske and Tristan Stephenson, two of the founder members of bar consultancy Fluid Movement, are set to open a new whisky bar in London, designed to ‘break boundaries and quash stereotypes in the world of whisky’. (read more) – I know where I’ll be going next time I find myself in London…
5 –> Diageo and Chivas sign letter against BREXIT: The letter, published in The Times, has been published ahead of a referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union on 23 June 2016 (see my article on the matter here, including takes of Bruichladdich’s CEO, SWA and Penderyn). It received 200 signatories, including Ivan Menezes, CEO of the world’s biggest drinks group Diageo, and Laurent Lacassagne, CEO of Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers arm. (read more)