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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-24

Arran announces third and last expression of its Smuggler Series This highly anticipated bottling will be released in selected countries across the world via Arran‘s network of global distributors in July this year. “In this Smugglers’ Series Vol.3 ‘The Exciseman’ we conclude our popular series which pays tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-20

Glenturret honours record-breaking mouser with cask Glenturret Distillery has extended its limited edition Bottle Your Own cask series to commemorate world record holding mouser Towser, who died 30 years ago. Available at Glenturret’s Distillery shop – part of The Famous Grouse Experience – the dedication marks 30 years since the passing of the “world mousing champion”, who was affectionately dubbed ‘Towser the Mouser’. The Bottle Your Own …

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My Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-11

Toulouse first dedicated whisky bar to open early September !  The Hopscotch Pub & Brewery will open its doors to the public early September, offering a Scottish home away from home with one of the largest whisky selection in France, tasty whisky-inspired cocktails, craft beers brewed by the team itself at the nearby Hopscotch Brewery and finger Scottish food.   Loch Lomond unveils 2 Island …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-03

Black Mountain launches competition to name its matured-at-sea edition After spending 6 months at sea between France and England to experiment sea maturation, a barrel of Black Mountain N°2 was brought back to France last October and is now awaiting its bottling. The Black Mountain chaps are now offering people the chance to find a name for this future limited edition through a competition on …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-05-26

Hunter Laing unveils six rare Islay whiskies Hunter Laing has unveiled ‘The Kinship’, a range of six bottlings of exceptionally rare Islay whiskies, which will only be sold at their new shop on Islay during and after the Feis Ile whisky festival. The six single cask Islay whiskies in the Kinship collection have a combined age of 181 years and were hand-picked by iconic whisky …

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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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