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by samcoyne
Wed May 03, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: anCnoc adds 2002 vintage to its aged expressions
Replies: 0
Views: 1210

anCnoc adds 2002 vintage to its aged expressions

International Beverage's whisky brand anCnoc has added a 2002 vintage to its range of aged expressions. The limited edition vintage joins the single malts crafted at the Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire, and follows in the footsteps of the 2001 release last year. With 1200 cases available global...
by samcoyne
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: SWA gives Brexit outlook
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

SWA gives Brexit outlook

Scotch Whisky exports increased last year by 4% to more than £4 billion, with the value of Single Malts exceeding £1bn for the first time. This success marks a return to growth for Scotch exports, following a few years of levelling off and small declines as a result of economic headwinds and politic...
by samcoyne
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Founders' Club offers enthusiasts a part of England's youngest distillery
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Founders' Club offers enthusiasts a part of England's youngest distillery

Cooper King Distillery is inviting whisky and gin enthusiasts to become part of England’s youngest whisky distillery through its Founders’ Club which is due to launch in May. The distillery is located in Yorkshire and will produce small batch, whisky, gin and other spirits. Once an architect and a s...
by samcoyne
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Curtain about to rise on Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

Curtain about to rise on Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Organisers of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival predict that this year's festival may be one for the record books, as the curtain is about to rise on one of the world's biggest Scotch whisky festivals. Thousands of tickets have already been sold and it is anticipated that even more will be snap...
by samcoyne
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Records fall as Karuizawa comes to auction
Replies: 0
Views: 1402

Records fall as Karuizawa comes to auction

An auction held by Whisky Auctioneer has seen the world's largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan snapped up for £770,000 in an online auction. The result is believed to be a world recrod for an auction of Japanese whisky. A 70cl bottle of Karuizawa's 1960 52 Yea...
by samcoyne
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Countdown to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival begins
Replies: 0
Views: 1772

Countdown to Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival begins

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is now only 36 days away! We are sure that you are feeling excited for what’s to come! The Festival has launched two projects since last Friday – the Spirit of Speyside App and Faces of the Festival film series, here's a little bit about them. Spirit of Speyside Ap...
by samcoyne
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Bushmills Distillery leads toast for St Patrick's Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Bushmills Distillery leads toast for St Patrick's Day

Old Bushmills Distillery, Ireland, is calling on whiskey fans to toast to St Patrick in a bid to honour the saint. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions of people globally on 17 March and this year Bushmills Irish Whiskey has released a compelling toast to give people a different way to celebra...
by samcoyne
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Tomatin celebrates the Five Virtues of nature
Replies: 0
Views: 1836

Tomatin celebrates the Five Virtues of nature

Tomatin Distillery has unveiled a new limited-edition single malt series, Five Virtues. The new range draws inspiration from the nature's elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Five Virtues comes packaged in cartons adorned with contemporary Scottish art, created by Eva Ullrich.
 
 Comprised...
by samcoyne
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New chief executive at SWA
Replies: 0
Views: 2078

New chief executive at SWA

A new chief executive, Karen Betts, has been appointed by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which represents the industry globally. Karen Betts joins the SWA after a 16 year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), most recently as British Ambassador to Morocco. She becomes only the e...
by samcoyne
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Method and Madness heralds new boundaries at Irish Distillers
Replies: 0
Views: 2157

Method and Madness heralds new boundaries at Irish Distillers

Irish Distillers introduces Method and Madness; a new range of experimental super-premium whiskeys designed to push the boundaries of Irish whiskey. Method and Madness launches with a series of unique whiskeys that underpin a continued commitment by Irish Distillers to experimentation and innovation...
by samcoyne
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Rebecca Creek served up at 2017 Oscars
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Rebecca Creek served up at 2017 Oscars

San Antonio-based Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest craft distilleries in North America, will provide its award-winning Rebecca Creek Whiskey and Enchanted Rock Vodka to refresh those backstage at the Oscars. The Distillery’s spirits will add to the atmosphere behind the scenes at America...
by samcoyne
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bottling from Cask
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Bottling from Cask

Hi Paterno, I've passed this on the Expert from our magazine. I believe he is going to address it in his section of the magazine in a forthcoming issue, but I'll see if we can find you an answer on here too. Thanks for posting.
by samcoyne
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Soaring production at UK's most northerly distillery
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Soaring production at UK's most northerly distillery

The UK's most northerly distillery has seen soaring production in the past year thanks to the growing popularity of its gins and whiskies. The Shetland Distillery Company’s output grew by 300 per cent to 30,000 bottles. Online sales via the company’s website http://www.shetlandreel.com have also inc...
by samcoyne
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Dr Jim Swan, renowned whisky consultant, has died
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

Dr Jim Swan, renowned whisky consultant, has died

Dr Swan passed away while at his home on 14 February. His work covered all aspects of whisky production and was instrumental in the success of distilleries including King Car in Taiwan, Penderyn in Wales and many across Scotland. His most recent work was with Lindores Abbey Distillery, Fife, which i...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Jameson reveals St Patrick's Day 2017 bottle
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Jameson reveals St Patrick's Day 2017 bottle

Pernod-Ricard's Irish whiskey brand, Jameson, has unveiled its sixth limited-edition bottle celebrating St Patrick's Day. The series features collaborations with Irish artists, this year using designs by Dublin-based designer and illustrator, Steve McCarthy. McCarthy’s creative starting point came f...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Laphroaig personalises bottles of 10 Years Old
Replies: 0
Views: 920

Laphroaig personalises bottles of 10 Years Old

Laphroaig is offering consumers the chance to personalise their bottle of 10 Years Old with a bespoke label printing tool. The specially designed app personalises bottles with descriptions of its friends and foes who never fail to have a strong opinion about the pungent and polarising range of flavo...
by samcoyne
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: International Beverage Launches Exclusive Malt Whisky Promotion With Dufry at Heathrow Terminal Three World Duty Free
Replies: 0
Views: 1606

International Beverage Launches Exclusive Malt Whisky Promotion With Dufry at Heathrow Terminal Three World Duty Free

International Beverage is celebrating its recent Icons of Whisky Scotland 2017 Distiller of the year Award with an exclusive partnership with World Duty Free at Heathrow T3. Balblair Single Malt Scotch Whisky is offering a limited edition gift with purchase, in collaboration with Iain Burnett Highla...
by samcoyne
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Share your opinions...with a Laphroaig Christmas jumper
Replies: 0
Views: 3684

Share your opinions...with a Laphroaig Christmas jumper

Tis the season for giving and sharing...opinions. Get into the spirit with a limited edition Laphroaig festive jumper. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, this fun jumper is the ideal way to spark conversation around the dinner table this holiday season. Available from the L...
by samcoyne
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Christmas Concierge by Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Replies: 0
Views: 3552

Christmas Concierge by Scotch Malt Whisky Society

To assist those searching for Christmas gifts The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has launched a new service, The Christmas Whisky Concierge, where shoppers can receive expert advice as they make their purchases. The Society is inviting shoppers searching for whisky to sign up and join a Christmas Whisky...
by samcoyne
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: SWA joined UK PM on trade visit to India
Replies: 0
Views: 3264

SWA joined UK PM on trade visit to India

Scotch Whisky industry joined UK Prime Minister on trade visit to India, as hopes of UK-India trade deal promises to boost Scotch exports. Earlier this month, The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) joined a high-level UK Government trade visit to India, providing anopportunity to meet with key stakehol...
by samcoyne
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New mentoring scheme from Irish Whiskey Association
Replies: 0
Views: 2925

New mentoring scheme from Irish Whiskey Association

The Irish Whiskey Association is bringing together established global players from the Irish whiskey industry with new entrants to the market in a landmark mentoring scheme The aim of this unique new mentoring programme is to ensure that new entrants to the category have access to the information an...
by samcoyne
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: David Frost leaves role with SWA
Replies: 0
Views: 4172

David Frost leaves role with SWA

David Frost, chief executive of Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is taking up a new role as foreign affairs adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP., and leaving his role in the organisation. Mr Frost leaves the SWA on 4 November to join the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)....
by samcoyne
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Irish Ambassador to U.S. launches 'Protect Irish Whiskey', campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 3059

Irish Ambassador to U.S. launches 'Protect Irish Whiskey', campaign

Ann Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the United States, joined the Irish Whiskey Association at the Irish Embassy in Washington D.C for the U.S. launch of the 'Protect Irish Whiskey Campaign', which aims to address, in international markets, the sale of products that are wrongly advertised, packaged, d...
by samcoyne
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Record Breaking Glenfiddich
Replies: 0
Views: 2927

Record Breaking Glenfiddich

An auction house in Edinburgh has witnessed a rare bottle of Glenfiddich whisky, laid down in the year of George VI's coronation, sell for a record breaking price. The Glenfiddich Collection 1937 fetched £68,500 at the Bonhams Whisky Sale. Bonhams said it was the highest paid at auction for a bottle...
by samcoyne
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Birmingham Whisky Club's 5th Birthday
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

Birmingham Whisky Club's 5th Birthday

The Birmingham Whisky Club is hosting five new events to celebrate its fifth birthday. Since 2011, the club has built up a loyal following of 1000s of whisky lovers, drank through 5,000 bottles of whisky over 200 different events and worked with over 70 different brands. To celebrate this, they are ...
by samcoyne
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Scotch Whisky Exports Grow
Replies: 0
Views: 2830

Scotch Whisky Exports Grow

Since the start of 2016, Scotch whisky has witnessed an improvement in its export performance, according to analysis published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Despite continued economic and political volatility in some markets, Scotch whisky’s global export volume grew by 3.1 per cent over t...
by samcoyne
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whisky Live Warsaw 14th-15th October 2016 - Guests Announced
Replies: 0
Views: 2799

Whisky Live Warsaw 14th-15th October 2016 - Guests Announced

October's Whisky Live Warsaw will this year feature guests including Dominic Roskrow, Ingvar Ronde and George S. Grant, celebrating the event's international character. Each guest will provide sessions over the Friday and Saturday. Roskrow is considered one of the greatest authorities on whisky in E...
by samcoyne
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live Warsaw 14th-15th October 2016 - Guests Announced
Replies: 0
Views: 2404

Whisky Live Warsaw 14th-15th October 2016 - Guests Announced

October's Whisky Live Warsaw will this year feature guests including Dominic Roskrow, Ingvar Ronde and George S. Grant, celebrating the event's international character. Each guest will provide sessions over the Friday and Saturday. Roskrow is considered one of the greatest authorities on whisky in E...
by samcoyne
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability
Replies: 0
Views: 2194

Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

At the heart of the scotch whisky industry lies a commitment to environmental sustainability, which recently unveiled more ambitious green targets, including responsible water use and the cutting of greenhouse gas emissions. The Scotch Whisky Environmental Strategy – first launched in 2009 and the o...
by samcoyne
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: 4.5L White horse with seal
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Re: 4.5L White horse with seal

Afternoon Russell, I'll pass this question onto our Whisky Mag Index expert, who might have some more information for you. I'll let you know.

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