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New Distillery for Islay

The Drinks Business reports that Glasgow-based whisky company Hunter Laing & Co. is to build the first new distillery on Islay for more than a decade, expanding its remit from bottling and blending Scotch to the distillation of single malt whiskies. Hunter Laing and Co. submitted plans to build the £8 million Ardnahoe distillery on a […]

Personality Test

Now you can  discover the perfect whisky for your personality type Take this test to learn about yourself and find your ideal whisky “How does your personality determine what flavours you prefer? And in particular what flavours in the whisky spectrum? That’s the question The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is investigating with Dr Adam Moore, […]

The Spirit O’ the Highlands

When I was a wee laddie I was often taken to visit an old Auntie who lived near the village of Inverkeillor on the beautiful east coast of Scotland. Close to the magical Lunan Bay and the fairytale Dunnottar Castle. To be honest I used to be bored stiff on these visits as the conversation […]

New Fife Whisky distillery pledges ‘bold’ approach to malt

  From The Scotsman newspaper   The wraps have been take off the latest addition to Scotland’s whisky distilling sector – but drinkers will have a long wait to sample its output. InchDairnie Distillery – located in the outskirts of Kinglassie in Fife – has vowed to take a “bold, forward-thinking approach to producing Scotch […]

Cocktail Hour with Glenfiddich

Bar Magazine is reporting that “Whisky cocktails on the menu at Glenfiddich bar takeover” “A range of whisky cocktails is on the menu for a takeover of a London hotel bar by Glenfiddich to create a “gentleman’s lounge bar”. For four weeks to July 3, The Hyde Bar and Terrace at The Park Tower Knightsbridge […]

Glenfiddich Global Brand Ambassador

Glenfiddich has revealed a new global brand ambassador to be the face of the single malt Scotch whisky brand worldwide. The Scotchwhisky.com magazine mentions that “Struan Grant Ralph, who was born and raised in Speyside, has stepped into the role previously occupied by Ian Millar for the past 10 years. With a master’s degree in […]

Over the Sea to Talisker

Over the Sea to Talisker   I had a really enjoyable day visiting the Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye last week. The sun shone and the beautiful landscape of Skye, with the Cuilin Hilles in the background,  made it a memorable trip. Talisker is often described as “the spirit of a wild island” […]

Your Whisky Adventure Starts Here !!

If you are interested in a Whisky Adventure – you need to check out this great new whisky tourism company start up in Edinburgh !! See the article below for all the details and you could be off on a distillery tour before you can say Slainte Mheath !! via @the_whisky_co   Young entrepreneur brings bespoke […]

Dram Cheap Whisky Down Under !!

  According to a Daily Mail article from yesterday “Aldi launches Australia’s cheapest 18-year-old single malt whisky for just $70” The article describes how: “Aldi is selling Australia’s cheapest 18-year-old single malt scotch whisky for less than $70. The discount supermarket chain launched a new range of whiskies in stores last week after closing its […]

Unleash the Beast of Wolfburn

    Exciting news from scotchwhisky.com as it reports on Thurso’s first Scotch whisky to be distilled in over 150 years – it will be available to buy later this month. “Wolfburn distillery, Scotland’s most northerly mainland site in Caithness, is releasing its first bottling of single malt on 14 March. Though aged for just three […]

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