News: whisky

A round up of recent news stories for UK whisky via Google News:

Emmerdale star reveals tragic past and how he turned his life around  Manchester Evening News

Former boyband singer Jay Kontzle followed his dream of becoming an actor and now plays Billy Fletcher in the ITV soap.

Posted: January 19, 2019, 6:27 pm
Man who broke into the Queen’s bedroom reveals she fled the room and her footman gave him a whisky  The Sun

THE man who famously broke into the Queen's Buckingham Palace bedroom in 1982 has revealed she DIDN'T stop and chat with him but ran out of the room.

Posted: January 19, 2019, 5:05 pm
A gift idea ahead of Burns Night  The Edinburgh Reporter

This Burns night, surprise the one you love with an exclusive Ardgowan Distillery Sgian Dubh, hand-crafted from start to finish by master silversmith, Alan Wilkie.

Posted: January 19, 2019, 12:20 pm
Rower has crossed the Atlantic halfway point  Wiltshire Times

A rower from Bradford on Avon is now officially more than halfway across the Atlantic Ocean.

Posted: January 19, 2019, 11:55 am
Times Local Newspapers & Magazines | Gin is the perfect tonic  Times of Tunbridge Wells

If you can't get thrilled by Veganuary or Dry January then the perfect tonic is surely Ginuary instead? According to a report from the Wine and Spirit Trade ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 11:06 am
Huge energy park earmarked for Perthshire woodlands will create “significant” jobs boost  The Courier

The historic Dupplin Estate is working on ambitious proposals to transform swathes of woodland to the south of the city. Project leaders want to use solar power, ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 9:17 am
East Fife FC teams up with industry giant to promote responsible drinking  The Courier

Scotch whisky staff across Fife have teamed up with East Fife FC to tackle the scourge of alcohol misuse. Responsible drinking campaign Drink Positive is an ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 8:09 am
Inverness malting mill plans to provide jobs boom  Press and Journal

Multi-million pound plans have been unveiled to quadruple production at an Inverness barley malting plant which supplies the country's whisky distilleries ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 8:04 am
Food blog: Rachel Rowley of Ballintaggart Farm and the Grandtully Hotel  The Courier

Rachel, husband Chris and brother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm and Grandtully Farm in Perthshire. Busy start. Short days and low sun and an urge to ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 8:00 am
Scottish distilleries should be on every visitor’s must-see list  The Courier

As someone who has banged the gong for whisky tourism and urged distilleries to open visitor centres, I'm delighted to see that everyone from the Scotch ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 8:00 am
'The dumplings were testicular, the tofu was weird' - Manchester's Peaky Blinders bar, reviewed  Manchester Evening News

The themed dim sum and cocktail bar is 'a baffling assemblage of bumbling bar *service*, mediocre food and lazy gimmickry'

Posted: January 19, 2019, 7:30 am
Glasgow, Gateway to Scotland: The best whisky and Burns  HeraldScotland

THERE is surely no more welcome date in January than the 25th, a day that celebrates not one but two of Scotland's most famous – and cherished…

Posted: January 19, 2019, 5:01 am
The best whiskies for Burns Night | Weekend  The Times

Burns night on Friday is the perfect excuse for a great single malt — from Scotland, please. Each single malt made at a single distillery, and entirely from superior ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 12:01 am
Burns Night 2019: Alternative recipes from veggie haggis to haggis bon bons  The Independent

It began as a friends' tribute to the poet Robert Burns more than 200 years ago, and has become a worldwide tradition on 25 January, with feasting on haggis, ...

Posted: January 19, 2019, 12:00 am
Things to do in Belfast and beyond this weekend, January 19-20  Belfast Live

Finally the weekend has arrived once again and it's time to make the most of what's happening in our city. From music and theatre, to outdoor fun and events for ...

Posted: January 18, 2019, 10:39 pm
Whisky galore as Glasgow's tall ship gets go ahead to sell drams  Evening Times

VISITORS at Glasgow's Tall Ship will be able to treat themselves to an unusual souvenir as they walk along the decks of the historic asset.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 6:34 pm
Top 20 most beautiful countries in the world revealed  Far Out Magazine

Planning your summer holidays, you may not have to go so far away this year. Rough Guide have released their 20 'Most Beautiful Countries in the World' list for ...

Posted: January 18, 2019, 5:47 pm
Kiss line up first US club show in 20 years  Louder

Kiss will take to the stage at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip next month – the first time they've played a club in the US for 20 years.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 3:30 pm
Dramatic footage released of whisky drinking gunman in police shooting incident

Samuel Houlihan was described in court as “remarkably lucky” to suffer only a flesh wound when he was shot at close range.

Posted: January 18, 2019, 3:04 pm
Rowdy Russian plane passenger ‘hog-tied’ with belts and tape  The Week UK

A rowdy Russian man was tied up by fellow passengers after he refused to stop drinking during a seven-hour flight from Bangkok. The unnamed 26-year-old ...

Posted: January 18, 2019, 12:51 pm
Burns Night menu: What are haggis, neeps and tatties? How to host the ultimate Burns Night supper  Evening Standard

Every year on Burns Night people all over the world celebrate the life and poetry of perhaps the greatest ever Scottish poet. Held on January 25, Burns Night ...

Posted: January 17, 2019, 5:12 pm
Best whiskies for Burns Night 2019  Mirror Online

Knowing your whisky is like knowing your wine, so we've compiled a list of the best of the best, including everything from Talisker and Lagavulin to Aldi - but as ...

Posted: January 17, 2019, 4:42 pm
Thug, 48, killed pensioner, 65, by battering him with a bottle wrongly believing him a paedophile  Daily Mail

Darren Barnes, 48, pictured, killed Edwin Bradley, 65, in Mr Bradley's flat in Walsall in July. He hit him with a whisky bottle before stamping on him and kicking ...

Posted: January 17, 2019, 3:19 pm
Plane passenger HOG-TIED for four hours mid-flight after 'violent' rampage - PICTURES  Express

PLANE passengers were forced to hog-tie a fellow passenger who went on a rampage during a flight from Bangkok to Russia - and pictures have been released ...

Posted: January 17, 2019, 2:07 pm
Best Scotch whisky 2018: the GQ guide  British GQ

We pick the best Scotch whisky you can buy from the Scotland's finest distilleries. Find your new favourite nightcap here.

Posted: January 17, 2019, 8:00 am
UK in deadlock over Brexit 'Plan B' as May and Corbyn tussle  Reuters UK

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, stalled on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and ...

Posted: January 17, 2019, 7:59 am
A Game of Thrones whisky range has dropped to help you survive the final season  Evening Standard

Forget winter - a brand new line of Game of Thrones whiskies is coming. HBO and Diageo have teamed up to release a line of single malt scotch whiskies, ideal ...

Posted: January 16, 2019, 6:25 pm
The top ways to celebrate Burns Night in London this year  Seen in the City

Burns Night is not too far away now and if you are looking for a way to celebrate, there are plenty of ways to do so. Here are our top ways to celebrate Burns ...

Posted: January 16, 2019, 3:42 pm
Fans rush to buy Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies - Update

Strong early demand for the Game of Thrones-themed single malts, launched on pre-order by Diageo and broadcaster HBO, has seen at least two UK-based ...

Posted: January 16, 2019, 10:21 am
Two police officers 'raped tourist at HQ after meeting at Irish bar in Paris'

The officers are accused of raping Emily Spanton at 36 Quai des Orfevres, a famous Parisian address seen in many crime films and novels.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:28 am
Gillette’s #MeToo ad – how brands deal with gender stereotypes  South China Morning Post

From products to advertisements, brands walk a delicate line between taking a stand and pleasing today's socially-aware customer base.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 7:30 am
The Chase: Bradley Walsh scolds contestant over incorrect answer ‘Are you kidding me?!’  Express

Bradley Walsh, 58, was joined by 19-year-old The Chase contestant Jack to try and secure his place in the final chase, possibly adding £6,000 to the prize fund.

Posted: January 15, 2019, 6:27 pm
The 20 most beautiful countries in the world have been revealed

Rough Guides' list of the most beautiful countries in the world has been released, and all four UK countries have made the top 20. See the full list here...

Posted: January 15, 2019, 12:51 pm
Game of Thrones Scotch whiskies set for release  Scottish Field

Multi-award winning internationally-acclaimed TV series Game of Thrones is coming to an end – and it's being market with the release of Johnnie Walker ...

Posted: January 15, 2019, 12:22 pm
10 best single malt scotch whiskies for 2019

How do you decide what the best single malt Scottish whisky is? There are so many styles and choices available that picking a favourite is hard enough, and ...

Posted: January 15, 2019, 8:53 am
What would a no-deal Brexit mean for Scotch?

With a crucial House of Commons vote on the UK Government's Brexit plan looming, what would exiting the European Union without an agreement mean for ...

Posted: January 14, 2019, 7:59 am
Burns Night 2019: The best places to celebrate in the UK  The Independent

As any Scot worth their tartan will tell you, Burns Night is an integral part of Scottish culture. Celebrated annually on 25 January, it honours their national poet, ...

Posted: January 12, 2019, 1:04 pm
Time capsule full of cash, whisky & relics uncovered beneath Stirling University (PHOTOS, VIDEO)  RT

A treasure trove of artifacts from the late 1960s including whisky, old newspapers, money and sporting curios was unearthed hidden in the wall of a university ...

Posted: January 11, 2019, 10:35 am
Double gold award success for Tamdhu Whisky  Scottish Field

A Speyside distillery is kicking off the New Year on a high after achieving double gold award success. For the first time, Tamdhu has scooped two gold awards ...

Posted: January 10, 2019, 10:41 am
10 best Japanese whiskies under £100

Japanese whisky is big business, with over 20 distilleries now producing single malts and blends throughout the country, and with sales of some bottles ...

Posted: January 10, 2019, 8:33 am
Run A Marathon And Drink Whisky At The Dramathon In Northeast Scotland  Forbes

Do your main passions in life involve long-distance running and drinking single malt whisky? There's a marathon for that now, located in the beautiful region of ...

Posted: January 8, 2019, 8:00 am
The Highland Whisky Festival to launch in May 2019

Eight distilleries have joined forces to introduce a new Whisky festival in the Scottish Highlands, while at the same time a Highland Malt Scotch Whisky brand ...

Posted: January 3, 2019, 8:00 am
Raising a glass to the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge  Scottish Field

Scottish Field's Whisky Challenge 2018 winners had lots to raise their glasses to at our awards ceremony. Held at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh, the awards were ...

Posted: January 3, 2019, 8:00 am
Russian former NHL star 'floors an air stewardess mid-flight after she refused to top up his whisky'  Daily Mail

The business class passenger, identified by Moscow media as Oleg Saprykin, was said to have been intoxicated after New Year festivities in the Black Sea ...

Posted: January 1, 2019, 8:00 am
Whisky exports could benefit from trade deal, Fox claims  HeraldScotland

Exports of Scotch whisky could be boosted if the UK joins a trans-Pacific trade agreement after Brexit, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has…

Posted: December 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Calvin Harris reveals he was drinking two bottles of whiskey a NIGHT before giving up booze four years ago  The Sun

CALVIN Harris has revealed he gave himself serious health issues after drinking two bottles of Jack Daniels a night. In a candid Twitter Q&A, the DJ told fans he ...

Posted: December 29, 2018, 8:00 am
Whisky distillery in Pencaitland to be transformed  BBC News

Work on Glenkinchie Distillery, near Pencaitland, will begin in the new year after planning permission was granted.

Posted: December 28, 2018, 8:00 am
Malt Whisky Trail eager to see barriers to whisky enjoyment broken down for Hogmanay  Press and Journal

And now, whisky enthusiasts on Speyside are encouraging revellers to shake off the perceived stuffiness of malts to boost their Hogmanay experience. Bringing ...

Posted: December 28, 2018, 8:00 am
A oui dram: How the French are using their wine-making expertise for whisky  The Telegraph

Celebrated for champagne, claret and cognac, the French are not known for their savoir-faire in producing whisky, but that could be about to change.

Posted: December 25, 2018, 8:00 am
SPONSORED: Get into the festive spirit with these whisky ideas  Press and Journal

Whisky is synonymous with New Year in Scotland, so there really is no better way to toast the year ahead than with a dram of your choosing. But what will it be?

Posted: December 24, 2018, 8:00 am
Whisky giant slams cost of Brexit stockpiling  HeraldScotland

ONE of the UK's biggest distributors of premium spirits has revealed it has had to significantly increase its investment in stock sourced from the…

Posted: December 23, 2018, 8:00 am
£40m worth of fake whisky is on the market, according to experts  Press and Journal

Business - SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre) Centre, East Kilbride 19.11.18 Pictured: Andy Simpson (dark body warmer) and ...

Posted: December 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotch whisky makers tell UK politicians: Avoid no-deal #Brexit  EU Reporter

Makers of Scotch whisky, Britain biggest food and drink export, said on Wednesday (19 December) it was imperative that lawmakers work quickly to avoid ...

Posted: December 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Glenturret distillery in Crieff sold to Swiss wine maker  BBC News

One of Scotland's oldest working distilleries is being bought by a Swiss wine producer. Spirits group Edrington agreed to sell The Glenturret malt whisky distillery ...

Posted: December 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Scottish whisky hotel celebrates 125th anniversary  Press and Journal

The 125th anniversary of a Scottish whisky hotel considered “one of the best in the world” is being celebrated this month. The Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside ...

Posted: December 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Dairy UK launches cheese and whisky pairing app  The Drinks Business

The app, which launched on Wednesday, features 50 different cheeses made by Dairy UK's producer members,. “A cheeseboard is a must over the festive ...

Posted: December 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Whisky Makers Warn Against Damage Of No Deal Brexit  Finance News

A warning that was intended for MPs was issued by the makers of scotch whisky. It said that a no deal Brexit scenario would have a damaging effect to the £4.5 ...

Posted: December 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotland's first rye whisky in 100 years produced at Arbroath distillery  BBC News

A family-run distillery produces the whisky from rye grain grown on its farm near Arbroath.

Posted: December 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake  BBC News

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned. Twenty-one out of 55 ...

Posted: December 20, 2018, 8:00 am
10 of the UK’s best new distilleries  The Guardian

The UK now has more than 300 distilleries producing whisky, gin and vodka – and offering tours, tastings and more. The Guardian's drinks writer gets into the ...

Posted: December 19, 2018, 8:00 am
Diageo unveils new limited edition Game of Thrones-inspired Scotch whisky collection

The company, Scotland's biggest whisky distiller, has teamed up with HBO to release the collection of eight malts in celebration of the TV series' forthcoming ...

Posted: December 18, 2018, 8:00 am
The best whiskies for New Year’s Eve 2018  The Guardian

With a boom in independent distilleries, scotch is enjoying a renaissance.

Posted: December 17, 2018, 8:00 am
The world whisky brands to watch in 2019  The Spirits Business

It's been an exciting 12 months for whisky-producing regions outside of Scotland, Ireland and the US with an array of new and innovative products. We present ...

Posted: December 14, 2018, 8:00 am
The 11 best whiskies to buy for Christmas  Evening Standard

Whisky is having a moment – just recently, a 1926 Macallan broke records when it sold for £1.2million at Christie's; last month, Bonhams sold a similar vintage ...

Posted: December 8, 2018, 8:00 am
Liquid gold: how to invest in Scotch whisky

For most, whisky has just one benefit, admittedly a big one:

Posted: December 4, 2018, 8:00 am
Game of Thrones releases line of themed whisky for Christmas... as the cast heads to Brazil for CCXP  Daily Mail

Just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah, Game of Thrones has announced that they've released a line of single malt scotch whisky paying homage to the ...

Posted: December 1, 2018, 8:00 am
10 best Irish whiskies  The Independent

Major League Baseball pitcher Tug McGraw once quipped, “Ninety percent I'll spend on good times... and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably ...

Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:00 am
'Game of Thrones' released a collection of 8 whiskies and each bottle represents the Houses of Westeros and Night's Watch  Business Insider

Ahead of its final season, "Game of Thrones" launched a whisky collection that includes eight different whiskies representing the Houses of Westeros and The ...

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Serve Scotch at events, UK Government urged | Scotch Whisky

The UK Government has been urged to show more support for the Scotch whisky industry after it emerged that almost no Scotch was served at official events last ...

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Highland Park debuts Amazon UK-exclusive whisky  The Spirits Business

Orkney-based single malt Scotch brand Highland Park has released an Amazon UK-exclusive expression, called Viking Tribe. Highland-Park-Viking-Tribe.

Posted: November 19, 2018, 8:00 am
Exclusive whiskies coming to UK airport stores  Scottish Field

An exclusive travel retail range for premium Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky brand Glengoyne is coming to all World Duty Free managed UK airport stores.

Posted: November 1, 2018, 7:00 am
7 best whisky glasses  The Independent

Whisky is dark art, an alchemy that relies on innumerable variables: from the mash, to the barrel, all the way down to the glass that you drink from. It all matters.

Posted: October 29, 2018, 7:00 am
Whisky industry welcomes duty freeze  Belfast Telegraph

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) said the Chancellor's decision to continue the freeze on spirits duty was a “welcome show of support” for the industry.

Posted: October 29, 2018, 7:00 am
HMRC data shows Scotch whisky exports continue to grow  BBC News

The value of Scotch whisky exports climbed by 10.8% to almost £2bn in the first half of this year, according to new figures. Analysis of HMRC data by the Scotch ...

Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:00 am
Can you buy Conor McGregor's Proper Twelve whiskey in the UK?  Metro

Conor McGregor may have had a bad night in the Octagon at UFC 229, but that has not stopped his new business flourishing. The Irishman launched his Proper ...

Posted: October 12, 2018, 7:00 am
How whisky became a better investment than gold  Express

THEY were packed six abreast in the compact auction room of the Edinburgh branch of Bonhams last week as a bottle of Scotch described as the holy grail of ...

Posted: October 11, 2018, 7:00 am
Diageo Releases Winter Walker 'Game Of Thrones' Whisky  Forbes

I've never been explicitly told to freeze a whisky bottle before. Yet, those are the instructions I receive from Diageo when I get my sample bottle of White Walker, ...

Posted: October 4, 2018, 7:00 am
Bottle of whisky sold for world record £848,000  BBC News

The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60-year-old went under the hammer at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh.

Posted: October 3, 2018, 7:00 am
Diageo releases Game of Thrones whisky collection  The Drinks Business

Diageo has released an extended range of whiskies based on HBO's hit TV series Game of Thrones, comprising the limited edition White Walker by Johnnie ...

Posted: October 2, 2018, 7:00 am
Top 10 best-selling Scotch malt whiskies

While blends rule the roost in terms of sales volumes, single malt Scotch whisky is more popular than ever around the world. But which are the most popular ...

Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:00 am
Distillers raise glass to future of English whisky  Financial Times

New craft distillers are springing up, using gin as a 'stopgap' while their whisky is ageing.

Posted: September 6, 2018, 7:00 am
Scotch Whisky Association joining PM on first trip to Africa  GOV.UK

The Scotch Whisky Association has been chosen to showcase the best of UK business on a delegation made up of 29 representatives from across the whole of ...

Posted: August 27, 2018, 7:00 am
Mangrove to handle Brown-Forman Scotch whiskies  The Spirits Business

BenRiach owner Brown-Forman has appointed Mangrove Global to distribute its Scotch whisky portfolio in the UK. Mangrove Global has taken over distribution ...

Posted: August 23, 2018, 7:00 am
World's most expensive whisky up for sale in Edinburgh  BBC News

The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60-year-old will be put up for sale at Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on 3 October.

Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:00 am
‘Holy Grail’ of whisky expected to fetch close to £1 MILLION at auction  Express

BOTTLE of extremely rare whisky is expected to fetch close to £1million when it goes under the hammer later this year. The 60-year-old Macallan Valerio Adami ...

Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:00 am
UK rare whisky market exceeds £16m in six months  The Spirits Business

The value of collectible Scotch whisky bottles sold in the UK surpassed £16 million (US$20.3m) in the first half of 2018 – an increase of 46%. Rare Whisky 101 ...

Posted: August 13, 2018, 7:00 am
Concerns over post-Brexit protections for Scotch whisky  BBC News

The EU's chief negotiator voices concerns about protections for goods like Scotch whisky after Brexit.

Posted: August 2, 2018, 7:00 am
Survey finds record numbers visit whisky distilleries  BBC News

A record number of tourists visited Scotch whisky distilleries last year, according to industry figures. The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) recorded 1.9 million ...

Posted: August 1, 2018, 7:00 am
How are whisky sales performing in the UK?

The complexity of whisky as a category means there is a product or style for every customer, a situation made clear in new sales data that shows pockets of ...

Posted: July 4, 2018, 7:00 am
Scotland's 'oldest' distillery and whisky brand up for sale  BBC News

The Glenturret malt distillery in Crieff, and the Cutty Sark whisky brand, have been put up for sale by Edrington. The Glasgow-based distiller has opted to focus ...

Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:00 am
Your Father's Day Guide To Whisky  The Independent

In tribute of Father's Day, our wine and spirits expert, Adrian Smith, has put together some inspiration from around the world when it comes to the whisky or ...

Posted: June 14, 2018, 7:00 am
Aldi own-label whiskies named best in world  The Independent

Two Aldi own-label whiskies have won gold medals at the world-renowned Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters. The budget supermarket's spirits fought off ...

Posted: June 14, 2018, 7:00 am
Father's Day whisky: What to buy, from £23 to £2,000  Country Life

Father's Day is coming up on June 17 – and if you're looking for a gift for a whisky-loving dad, we've got all sorts of options. TAGS: Father's DayThe Cocktail Bar.

Posted: June 14, 2018, 7:00 am
Does the word Glen on a bottle mean the whisky is Scotch?  BBC News

The Scotch Whisky Association went to the European courts to try and stop a German producer using Glen in its name.

Posted: June 7, 2018, 7:00 am
Suntory brings its blended whisky Toki to the UK  Imbibe

Japanese whisky giant Suntory has finally brought Toki, its newest blended whisky product, to the UK following its launch in the US in 2016.

Posted: June 5, 2018, 7:00 am
Where to drink whisky in the UK

The first interactive map of whisky has been released, marking every whisky distillery across the UK. The map, created by hotel group Premier Inn, shows 96 ...

Posted: May 30, 2018, 7:00 am
Secret Brexit deal could threaten scotch whisky  The Guardian

Spirit is under threat from US imports in classified talks to remove barriers to trade.

Posted: May 19, 2018, 7:00 am
New interactive whisky map of the UK is launched  Scottish Field

To celebrate World Whisky Day this Saturday (19 May), Premier Inn has created the first ever interactive whisky map of the UK. For both connoisseurs and ...

Posted: May 18, 2018, 7:00 am
The master blender who is Scotch whisky's First Lady  BBC News

Rachel Barrie is one of the few women ever to hold the title of Scotch whisky master blender. In her 26-year career, Rachel has sniffed or sipped 150,000 ...

Posted: April 22, 2018, 7:00 am
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