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by samcoyne
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: House of Suntory announces packaging refresh
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Views: 3218

House of Suntory announces packaging refresh

Beam Suntory's House of Suntory has refreshed its premium packaging for Yamazaki single malt, Hibiki and Hakushu single malt. This first-ever global repackaging initiative for the House of Suntory, which has previously featured its expressions in similar, but unique carton designs, claims to have se...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Latest Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch released
Replies: 0
Views: 3507

Latest Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch released

Diageo Global Travel has announced the release of Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Sherry Cask Finish, the latest addition to its Blenders' Batch series. Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Sherry Cask Finish is the seventh release from this series and the first experiment to launch exclusively in travel r...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Arbikie Distillery bottles Scottish rye whisky
Replies: 0
Views: 2878

Arbikie Distillery bottles Scottish rye whisky

Arbikie Distillery has bottled a batch of one of its pot distilled Scottish Rye whiskies. Arbikie has been growing a variety of different ryes on its farms since 2014, while its distillers have been working on production techniques. Arbikie has produced two versions of rye whisky. The first, a ‘Scot...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: William Grant & Sons unveils its Monkey Mixer
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Views: 2847

William Grant & Sons unveils its Monkey Mixer

William Grant & Sons' has revealed its latest brand activation for the blended Scotch whisky Monkey Shoulder – a 2,400 gallon cocktail shaker, functioning as a cement mixer named The Monkey Mixer. It will visit select cities in the US, beginning with its debut at Arizona Cocktail Week (February ...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: World Spirits Conference comes to London
Replies: 0
Views: 2844

World Spirits Conference comes to London

The World Spirits Conference is coming to London on 22 March 2018. Held in the stunning Palm Court & Adelphi Suite at the Waldorf Hilton, the 2018 World Spirits Conference Europe will bring together the industry's international leaders in a unique open forum to talk about the commercial opportun...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: International Beverages reveals Balblair vintages
Replies: 0
Views: 2825

International Beverages reveals Balblair vintages

International Beverage has announced the limited-run second release of its 2000 vintage and the third release of its 1991 vintage. The second release of the 2000 has been matured for 13 years in American oak, ex-Bourbon casks and five years in first fill Spanish oak butts. The third release of the 1...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Winners announced in Icons of Whisky 2018 Rest of World
Replies: 0
Views: 2304

Winners announced in Icons of Whisky 2018 Rest of World

Whisky Magazine has revealed the winners from the Rest of World stage of its Icons of Whisky 2018 awards. With the winners from Australia, Ireland and Scotland already revealed, the USA will be the magazine's last stop in this year's awards before its global victors are announced in London at the Wh...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Highland Park releases The Dark single malt
Replies: 0
Views: 2235

Highland Park releases The Dark single malt

Edrington Group's Highland Park Distillery has announced the launch of its latest special edition, The Dark. A 17-years-old single malt Scotch whisky, The Dark has been matured in European oak sherry seasoned casks. Highland Park claims The Dark was inspired by the autumn and winter seasons on Orkne...
by samcoyne
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Tomatin launches Metal and Water to Five Virtues series
Replies: 0
Views: 2225

Tomatin launches Metal and Water to Five Virtues series

Tomatin Distillery has announced the release of the final two whiskies in its Five Virtues series. The series draws inspiration from the elements of nature – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – with each single malt expression enjoying a limited run of 6,000 bottles and a focus on the effects of di...
by samcoyne
Wed May 03, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: anCnoc adds 2002 vintage to its aged expressions
Replies: 0
Views: 17444

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: 14050

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: 13816

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: 14108

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: 15023

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: 8492

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: 8147

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: 8124

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: 8067

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: 7924

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: 7130

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: 3586

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: 7326

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: 7376

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: 7533

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: 7301

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: 7711

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: 9236

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: 8554

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: 8250

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: 8039

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: 10679

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: 8384

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: 8584

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: 5500

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: 8156

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...

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