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by Kate
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Just Miniatures just got bigger
Replies: 0
Views: 6000

Just Miniatures just got bigger

Good news for all mini collectors. Just Miniatures, the company specialising in alcoholic miniatures formed by brothers Justin and Gavin Alexander just a year ago, has opened its first retail store in Colchester, UK. Until recently, the company was only internet-based but with the demand so great fo...
by Kate
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New releases round-up
Replies: 0
Views: 8168

New releases round-up

Wild Turkey Bourbon is taking a new and unique approach with its latest release – Wild Turkey Sherry Signature. This innovative new bourbon starts life as a sweet ten year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged at the Wild Turkey distillery before being hand selected by Master Distiller Jimmy Ru...
by Kate
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: SMWS open third venue
Replies: 0
Views: 5391

SMWS open third venue

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has opened it’s third members room, after painstakingly restoring a beautiful Georgian townhouse. The new property is in Queen Street, in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre. The elegant building, with original features and views across the Firth of Forth, joins The V...
by Kate
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Doig auction raises funds for pagoda memorial
Replies: 0
Views: 4535

Doig auction raises funds for pagoda memorial

More than £7,500 has been raised for the Charles Doig Memorial Collection after an auction at McTear’s, says organiser Richard Paterson. The money was raised by auctioning bottles donated by distilleries throughout Scotland. Arrangements will now be made to erect a memorial in the Scotch Whisky Heri...
by Kate
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Summer events
Replies: 0
Views: 4534

Summer events

Get your diary out and make sure you are free to attend at least one of the great events happening this summer. Whisky Live comes to Glasgow Glasgow becomes host to Scotland’s first Whisky Live on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2004. Bringing a celebration of Scotch whisky back to it’s hear...
by Kate
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Benriach distillery to re-open
Replies: 0
Views: 8046

Benriach distillery to re-open

Benriach distillery is set to re-open four years after it was mothballed by Pernod Ricard following their takeover of Chivas Brothers in 2001. Situated three miles south of Elgin, next to its larger and better-known neighbour Longmorn, the distillery dates from 1898. It was closed from 1900 to 1965,...
by Kate
Mon May 17, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: COLLECTOR'S MARKET ROCKED BY FAKE MACALLAN DISCOVERY
Replies: 11
Views: 27509

COLLECTOR'S MARKET ROCKED BY FAKE MACALLAN DISCOVERY

After months of speculation, The Macallan has announced that some of it’s antique whisky is fake. Dominic Roskrow looks at the implications News that some bottles of antique whisky held by The Macallan have proved to be forgeries is sending shockwaves through the whisky industry. After extensive and...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Industry fights on
Replies: 1
Views: 5708

Industry fights on

Scotland’s MPs and whisky producers are to continue to argue against the introduction of tax stamps after British chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown green-lighted them in his recent budget. And the Scotch Whisky Association said that it would fight the changes on one front while campaigning fo...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Macallan wait is almost over
Replies: 1
Views: 6588

Macallan wait is almost over

The Macallan says that it expects to have the results of scientific analysis at any time, following a year-long wait that has left collectors frustrated and suspicious. Critics have viewed The Macallan’s delays as stalling tactics following a feature by Dave Broom in Whisky Magazine, which at the st...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New lease of life for Scapa and Glendronach
Replies: 3
Views: 7530

New lease of life for Scapa and Glendronach

Major drinks company Allied has committed its future to its malt whisky portfolio by putting its money where its mouth is and investing an estimated £4 million in its Scapa and Glendronach distilleries. And new expressions of both distilleries will be available almost immediately as the company gear...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Cardhu decision raises suspicions
Replies: 0
Views: 5994

Cardhu decision raises suspicions

Lovers of malt whisky reacted with a mixture of surprise, delight and suspicion to the news that Diageo planned to scrap its controversial Cardhu Pure later this year and to reintroduce the single malt version in selected territories. Two schools of thought have developed since the announcement: tha...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Give us strength!
Replies: 8
Views: 7453

Give us strength!

A new range of exclusive cask strength whiskies have gone on sale for the first time at four popular distilleries – The Glenlivet, Strathisla, Aberlour and Glen Grant following the re-opening of their visitor centres for the new summer season. The Glenlivet 16 year old, Strathisla 15 year old, Longm...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New Islay distillery takes shape
Replies: 0
Views: 6717

New Islay distillery takes shape

After months of waiting in anticipation, building work on the first new distillery on Islay since 1883 is underway and should be completed in July. Kilchoman Distillery as it will be known, is situated on the western coast of the island, close to Machir Bay. The traditional stone farm buildings on t...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Pillaged in a bottle
Replies: 0
Views: 4516

Pillaged in a bottle

The Islay malt pillaged by Kevin Campbell and friends in an epic journey by boat to raise money for charity (featured in Issue 35) is now on the market. All 250 bottles, which were hand labelled and individually numbered by volunteers at Bruichladdich distillery, have all been snapped up by bidders ...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: World Expo is a triumph
Replies: 0
Views: 5257

World Expo is a triumph

Organisers of the fifth World Expo held in San Fransisco say they are delighted with attendance figures that topped 3,000. The event was held in the downtown San Francisco Hilton having outgrown its previous venue. Visitors were treated to a pipe and drum band, great food and a plethora of whisky ex...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Laphroaig marks anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 7565

Laphroaig marks anniversary

Friends of Laphroaig – the successful global loyalty programme of the popular Islay malt is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion the website http://www.laphroaig.com has been revamped with new features such as an interactive tasting wheel and a monthly lottery, and Laphroaig Distil...
by Kate
Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: On the right track
Replies: 0
Views: 4841

On the right track

What could be better than being transported by luxury train around Scotland to discover some of its best distilleries? The Royal Scotsman has this year introduced a range of new special interest journeys including a tour for the whisky enthusiast - ‘Spirit of Scotland’ - a four-night journey hosted ...
by Kate
Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whisky and Cigar Challenge 2004 Results
Replies: 0
Views: 6653

Whisky and Cigar Challenge 2004 Results

Havana, Cuba, played host to the finals of the second Whisky & Cigar Challenge the week of 23rd February. Monday 23rd witnessed eight of Scotland’s finest whiskies and two of Cuba’s finest cigars tasted by judges from Cuba, the UK, Ireland, Israel, Spain, Hong Kong, South Africa and France. The ...
by Kate
Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: *HOT NEWS* DIAGEO SCRAPS CARDHU PURE!
Replies: 18
Views: 24513

*HOT NEWS* DIAGEO SCRAPS CARDHU PURE!

Diageo scraps Cardhu Pure By Dominic Roskrow Diageo today sensationally announced that it is to withdraw its controversial Cardhu Pure vatted malt and replace it once more with Cardhu 12 year old single malt by the end of the year. And although the company denies that the move marks a U-turn, it acc...
by Kate
Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Booker Noe dies aged 74
Replies: 1
Views: 10514

Booker Noe dies aged 74

It is with great sadness that we announce that the much loved master distiller at Jim Beam, passed away on February 24th at his home in Bardstown, Kentucky. A sixth generation Beam and grandson of the legendary Jim Beam, Booker made a lasting imprint on the industry he loved. The sad news will have ...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whisky fakes dealt a major blow
Replies: 0
Views: 6271

Whisky fakes dealt a major blow

Last year we reported how fraudsters were serving cheap whisky to unsuspecting customers. Now Diageo has made a major breakthrough in the battle against whisky counterfeiters by designing a hand-held machine that can identify fakes. The new machine, which will cost £5000 is expected to be used widel...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Scots declare war on new British Government tax plans
Replies: 0
Views: 6179

Scots declare war on new British Government tax plans

Scottish politicians and the Scotch Whisky Association have united against British Government tax duty plans which they say will lead to greater costs and a potential restriction on small and specialist bottle runs. And the SWA has fiercely condemned the move to introduce paper tax stamps for whisky...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Saints alive - Welsh whisky!
Replies: 0
Views: 5258

Saints alive - Welsh whisky!

Wales has re-established its whisky heritage, as the country is launching a new whisky to mark St David’s Day (March 1st). Penderyn, made in the village of the same name, is the first new whisky from Wales since the last distillery closed some 100 years ago. Just 6,000 bottles have been produced usi...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Coming to a high street near you?
Replies: 0
Views: 5220

Coming to a high street near you?

The Whisky Shop – the largest specialist retailer of premium Scotch whiskies – has a new owner who intends to extend branches into high streets right across the United Kingdom. Ian Bankier, former chief executive of CL World Brands – the drinks group that owns Burn Stewart distillers – has bought th...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Mixing it at the Grape ‘n’ Grain
Replies: 2
Views: 5883

Mixing it at the Grape ‘n’ Grain

Andy Cornwall, proprietor of popular whisky retailer The Whisky Chaser in St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire, has opened the North of England’s first dedicated whisky bar. Situated at the rear of the Whisky Chaser, the new bar, called Grape’n’Grain, sells more than 400 different whiskies by the glass – wi...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Glenfiddich at Stansted
Replies: 0
Views: 6104

Glenfiddich at Stansted

Research shows that more and more of us are buying our whisky at the airport. Now travellers using London’s Stansted airport can enjoy the ‘Glenfiddich Experience’, a unique combination of retail, tasting bar and brand education with the opportunity to personalise your purchase. The dramatic unit do...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Gastronomic Delights
Replies: 0
Views: 6364

Gastronomic Delights

Whisky Magazine has championed great whisky and food pairings for a long time, and now two new dining experiences are also showcasing how whisky can be enjoyed with a meal. The Famous Grouse and The Macallan have recently launched a new concept called Fasan Ur (Gaelic for new fashion) – a range of c...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Do you fancy some frisky whisky?
Replies: 0
Views: 6769

Do you fancy some frisky whisky?

John Milroy, founder of London whisky retailer Milroy’s of Soho, has been pioneering malts for 40 years. And to celebrate his 70th birthday he thought it would be fun to introduce three whiskies with a difference. Two of them – Frisky Whisky and Silver Barley – offer a non-serious approach for new w...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: An award, naturally
Replies: 0
Views: 4358

An award, naturally

Bowmore distillery on Islay has been judged one of Britain’s greenest companies at The Green Apple Environment Awards, an annual international campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice. As a major employer on the island, Morrison Bowmore was commended for its policy of im...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whisky all go go
Replies: 0
Views: 5140

Whisky all go go

London is undergoing a whisky craze after the opening of a series of whisky-driven bars. In recent weeks Salt and Trailer Happiness have both opened their doors boasting extensive whisky ranges, and the Penguin Bar at Scotts in Mayfair and the Millbank Lounge at City Inn, Westminster, are both beefi...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Down on the waterfront
Replies: 0
Views: 4776

Down on the waterfront

South Africa is set for a whisky boom after Cape Town’s recent successful whisky festival and the interest from dedicated whisky bars such as the impressive Bascule Bar. Situated on the water’s edge in Cape Town, the bar is renowned for its increasingly varied choice and serves up whiskies from ever...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Couple granted a licence to distill
Replies: 0
Views: 5083

Couple granted a licence to distill

Drumchork Lodge Hotel in Wester Ross, dubbed the ‘Highland home of whisky’ has been granted a private distiller’s licence. Owners and malt enthusiasts John Clotworthy and Frances Oates are delighted with the decision, which follows 18 months of discussion with local authorities. Drumchork has been g...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Tait takes on America
Replies: 0
Views: 5147

Tait takes on America

There’s a growing popularity in the United States for Isle of Jura single malt, so Whyte and Mackay has appointed one of the industry’s most knowledgeble characters to raise Jura’s profile stateside even further. Former distillery manager Willie Tait has been appointed master distiller and ambassado...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whisky’s coming home
Replies: 0
Views: 4574

Whisky’s coming home

The ancient Abbey in Fife where Scotch whisky is said to have been born has its own whisky once more. Lindores Abbey in Newburgh has its own dram again, more than 500 years after whisky was first distilled there - the first record of it in Scotland. And it is set to play a major role in attracting t...
by Kate
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: From Tain to Tain
Replies: 0
Views: 4933

From Tain to Tain

Glenmorangie has released a very limited edition, super premium expression aimed at the connoisseurs’ market. And it brings together a link between two towns called Tain. Called Glenmorangie Tain L’Hermitage. the whisky was first racked in ex-bourbon casks in 1975 at Glenmorangie’s home in Tain, Sco...

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