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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-05-19

Celebration at Dornoch Distillery Dornoch‘s two brothers are celebrating seeing the first spirit flow at their new micro distillery in the Highlands. The start of production in a former fire station beside a hotel owned by their family marks a major milestone for Phil and Simon Thompson, after they raised £250,000 to launch the Dornoch business. Aiming to produce nearly 11,000 gallons of alcohol annually, they …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-05-12

Jura Tastival 2017 bottling unveiled Jura marks annual whisky festival by bringing the spirit of the Douro Valley to the Isle of Jura in new Limited Edition ‘Tastival’ 2017 bottling Jura Single Malt Whisky today, 11 May, announces the launch of its Tastival 2017 bottling, a unique Limited Edition single malt that marks the distillery’s annual island whisky festival, set to take place on 1 …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-04-30

Lone Wolf finally launches its spirits BrewDog officially launches its new craft distillery LoneWolf today and has released some new details about its debut spirits, and accompanying mixers. The company says the Aberdeenshire distillery features the world’s only ‘triple-bubble’ still and an 18-metre-tall rectification column, the tallest in Europe. In development for two years, the distillation equipment was conceived by head distiller, Steven Kersley, in …

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New Johnnie Walker “Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish” Launched

2017-04-25

Diageo Global Travel has announced the launch of Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, an innovative new addition to its series of experimental whiskies: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch.  A bold experiment in flavour, Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish has been drawn from over 200 whisky samples, aged in first-fill bourbon casks and finished for up to six months in …

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Slane Irish Whiskey Officially Launched

2017-04-05

International travelers visiting The Loop Travel Retail Shops in Dublin and Cork International Airports on April 4, 2017 will be the first in the world able to purchase Slane Irish Whiskey, the much anticipated new spirits entry from Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail.  News of the whiskey’s global launch and exclusive partnership with Aer Rianta International (ARI) was made today by Marshall Farrer, managing director of …

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BenRiach releases Peated Cask Strength Whisky

2017-03-28

Speyside’s BenRiach Distillery has today, Tuesday 28 March, launched Batch 1 of its new Peated Cask Strength expression to pair with its classic Cask Strength offering. In March last year, Batch 1 of BenRiach’s Cask Strength was launched to showcase the raw style of the distillery as sampled at the source: straight from the cask. An exceptional whisky, it earned a Silver Outstanding medal at …

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Oldest Glenmorangie whisky just launched

2017-03-24

One of the most prestigious Highland single malts ever created by Glenmorangie has been revealed this week. Building on the success of the exclusive bottlings of Pride 1981 (released in 2011) and Pride 1978 (released in 2014) with the launch of Pride 1974. Crafted by Dr Bill Lumsden, the new 41-year-old edition was laid down on 30th October 1974 in combination of ex-bourbon casks and …

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Brown-Forman unveils new Travel Retail expressions

2017-03-23

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail’s American Whiskey portfolio is picking up some extra strength with the introduction of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and Coopers’ Craft Bourbon.   Woodford Reserve Rye is the third permanent line extension to the brand’s portfolio which also includes Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.  Master Distiller Chris Morris spent nearly a decade crafting a rye whiskey that …

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Ardbeg reveals new limited edition The Kelpie

2017-03-15

Ardbeg has announced its Ardbeg Day 2017 bottling: The Kelpie. Let’s find out more about this new limited release! Ardbeg Day falls on Saturday, 3rd June 2017.  This year, in homage to the sea that surrounds the Distillery’s remote Scottish island home, Ardbeg will again release a celebratory Limited Edition expression. Ardbeg Kelpie is the first Ardbeg to be matured in Virgin Black Sea oak …

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Whisky Distilling returns to Scotland’s Capital

2017-03-08

Whisky distilling will return to Leith with the construction of a state of the art distillery in Edinburgh’s port district beside Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and The Royal Yacht Britannia; the first purpose-built single malt distillery to be constructed in the capital for over a century. Four years since the idea was first conceived by two life-long friends from Edinburgh, the site of the new …

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