News: whisky

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

Glenfiddich ambassador speaks about whiskys, his career in media and Nairobi life  Nairobi News

Glenfiddich global brand ambassador Struan Grant was recently in the country for a one-week launch exercise of the new 21-year- old Scotch Malt Whisky.

Posted: December 16, 2018, 2:16 pm
Conor McGregor never spends money because expensive clothes and cars are given to him, coach John Kavanagh  The Sun

His coach John Kavanagh has revealed that he is paid to wear his flash gear, and that he prefers his 'missus cooking for him' than eating out at fancy ...

Posted: December 16, 2018, 1:15 pm
Introducing Scotland's 'Secret Coast' that you've probably never heard of  The Telegraph

It lies only a couple of hours from Glasgow, but it is a land apart. A land of haunting beauty that canny Scots have kept pretty much to themselves as an ...

Posted: December 16, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotland's Insider Guide: Aberfeldy  HeraldScotland

AS you gaze upon the Moness burn, it's easy to understand what inspired Robert Burns to write his poem The Birks of Aberfeldy.

Posted: December 16, 2018, 5:01 am
Whisky to honour Scot who played 'key role' in modernising Japan

Thomas Blake Glover, from Aberdeenshire, was the first non-Japanese person to be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun.

Posted: December 16, 2018, 12:03 am
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: December 13, 2018, 9:03 pm
Crabbies confirms first Edinburgh whisky for 100 years  The Scotsman

Single malt whisky distilling has returned to Edinburgh after one of the city's best known drinks brands pushed the button on spirit production.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 5:52 pm
Royal whisky to feature in website ballot  Deeside Today

Highly-collectable bottles of a single malt whisky from the cask of Prince Charles are to be made available to buy. A ballot for the opportunity to obtain one of 184 ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:01 pm
A whisky that is perfect for the festive season  Scottish Field

The Ben Bracken range is a collection of Lidl single malts and currently includes a permanent selection of single malts from Islay, Highland and Speyside.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Their shared love of whisky helps a worthy cause  Scottish Field

St Andrews Quaich Society, run by locals and students, have made their annual donation of profits to WaterAid at the Cupar Rotary Club Christmas Dinner.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 3:39 pm
Distillery delight after Icons of Whisky awards  Scottish Field

It picked up the Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year Award and was highly commended in the Visitor Attraction and Distillery Manager categories. Announced ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 12:14 pm
Chapel Gate names Axiom Brands UK distributor  The Spirits Business

Irish whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co has appointed Axiom Brands as its UK distributor. The Chapel Gate Whiskey Co will distribute its The ...

Posted: December 13, 2018, 10:47 am
Best alcohol deals for Christmas 2018: Bargain booze offers in the UK  Expert Reviews

We've rounded up the best alcohol deals the UK has to offer this December, from spirits to craft beers.

Posted: December 13, 2018, 8:00 am
Collection expands with limited edition  Scottish Field

Tullibardine has unveiled a new limited-edition single malt to join its award-winning Marquess Collection – The Murray Marsala Finish. The expression was ...

Posted: December 12, 2018, 2:23 pm
The grandeur of batch 10 is now available  Scottish Field

Founded in 1826, James Allardice built his distillery in the fertile landscape of the Forgue valley and named it GlenDronach, which means 'valley of the ...

Posted: December 12, 2018, 12:46 pm
Man who helped revive Bladnoch Distillery to depart  Scottish Field

Ian MacMillan, the master distiller of Bladnoch Distillery, has announced he will be leaving Bladnoch Distillery in Dumfries-shire on a full time capacity in the first ...

Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:30 am
Distillery manager crowned whisky icon of the year  Scottish Field

A distillery manager from Speyside has been crowned the best in Scotland as part of Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky 2019 awards. Sandy McIntyre, who is ...

Posted: December 12, 2018, 10:17 am
Whisky distiller in dram good health as sales rise  The Courier

Improved export sales helped independent premium spirits producer Angus Dundee Distillers to higher profits last year. New accounts for the London-registered ...

Posted: December 12, 2018, 6:12 am
Lakenham Creamery launches new Norfolk NOG ice cream with whisky company  Norwich Evening News

An ice cream makers in Norwich has teamed up with a Norfolk whisky company to create a flavour with a splash of festive cheer.

Posted: December 11, 2018, 4:05 pm
Own a cask from the InchDairnie Distillery  Scottish Field

Whisky aficionados will have something to boast about by seizing a rare opportunity to own output from the InchDairnie Distillery. The distillery, founded in 2016, ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 3:01 pm
New whiskies round off platinum celebrations  Scottish Field

Douglas Laing & Co are concluding their platinum anniversary celebrations with two appropriately themed limited editions. They are a XOP Platinum Port Ellen ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:31 pm
Top new products: December  The Drinks Business

Tovaritch! Vodka has released a supersized 1.75l format, featuring a newly revamped design with a fine neck, cork cap covered with transparent foil and ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 2:17 pm
Introducing the Bespoke Quatrefoil Whisky Bottle  Packaging Today

The Lakes Distillery has recently unveiled its' new bespoke Quatrefoil bottle, manufactured by Allied Glass.“The simple elegance of the bottle appeals to the ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 1:24 pm
The Scotch whisky brands to watch in 2019  The Spirits Business

Scotch whisky has enjoyed good fortunes recently, with global exports growing in volume and value terms last year. We predict which brands are worth keeping ...

Posted: December 11, 2018, 9:08 am
Eden Mill pop up at stores in England and Wales  Scottish Field

Scotland's award-winning gin and whisky distillery Eden Mill is expanding into the English and Welsh markets after securing a Christmas partnership with ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 4:36 pm
'Holy grail' bottle of 92-year-old single-malt whisky sells for world record £1.2m

A bottle of whisky distilled in 1926 has sold for a staggering £1.2m – making it the world's most expensive bottle of whisky sold at auction. The Macallan 1926 ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 2:28 pm
Just 36 tickets available for Glengoyne event  Scottish Field

Glengoyne Highland Single Malt has announced its first ever, exclusive Behind the Scenes at Glengoyne Distillery event. Ths will give the opportunity for a few ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 10:53 am
Aberdeenshire woman becomes first female in scotch whisky to be inducted into Hall of Fame  Press and Journal

An Aberdeenshire woman has become the first female in the Scotch whisky industry to be inducted into the Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame. Rachel Barrie has ...

Posted: December 10, 2018, 7:06 am
My odd job: I'll be retired before I taste some of the whisky I make  Metro

Apprentice malt master sounds a bit like I am a Padawan straight out of a Star Wars movie, and some of my friends still can't believe this is even a real job.

Posted: December 9, 2018, 10:00 am
Scotch whisky boss: We must back May on Brexit — or chaser will be no-deal misery  The Times

The head of Scotch whisky giant Chivas Brothers has called on the Scottish government to back Theresa May's Brexit proposal, warning a no-deal departure ...

Posted: December 9, 2018, 12:01 am
Moray whisky company wins accolades at prestigious packaging awards  Press and Journal

A Moray whisky company has been recognised for its portfolio of exclusive single malt whiskies at the Spirits Business 2018 Design and Packaging Masters.

Posted: December 8, 2018, 9:32 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, 1:38 am
He wants to produce a 20 year old whisky in days  Scottish Field

Part showman, wacky scientist and razor-sharp businessman, the larger-than-life Californian is in the process of changing the world of distilling forever.

Posted: December 7, 2018, 3:20 pm
Whisky firm's delight at a hat-trick of awards  Scottish Field

Gordon & MacPhail has been recognised for its premium portfolio of exclusive single malt whiskies at The Spirits Business 2018 Design & Packaging Masters, ...

Posted: December 7, 2018, 10:28 am
Whisky and chocolate continue to top export list - The Institute of Export and International Trade  Institute of Export & International Trade

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK's food and drink export lists, according to new research by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). The analysis ...

Posted: December 7, 2018, 10:20 am
Award-winning 16th century Scottish manse with whisky room for sale in Fife

Looking for a house for sale in Scotland with sea views, period features and a cosy snug? Melville Manse is on the market for £1.15m. Take a tour at ...

Posted: December 7, 2018, 8:00 am
UK food and drink exports rise in 2018

According to Food & Drink Federation (FDF) analysis, UK food and drink exports increased by 1.8% to £16.4bn from January to September 2018, compared to ...

Posted: December 6, 2018, 4:24 pm
10 best bourbons under £100

Bourbon has grown in popularity over the last few years, gaining new fans in countries outside of America, where it has long been the spirit of choice. We've ...

Posted: December 6, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotch Whisky Vs. American Whiskey: Who Won 2018?  Forbes

Before the fanatics rise up against the statement, this article is not based on flavour or craft. The whiskey world is vast, with room for Scotch, bourbon, rye, world ...

Posted: December 6, 2018, 8:00 am
A £100000 whisky collection in the one trunk  Scottish Field

J & G Grant have unveiled the Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, which is believed to be the most expansive single collection ever released by one distillery.

Posted: December 5, 2018, 4:33 pm
Whisky and Burns will unite for the Bard's birthday  Scottish Field

The distillery is hosting a Burns and Whisky Weekend a stone's throw away from where acclaimed Scots poet Sorley Maclean was born. The offering includes a ...

Posted: December 5, 2018, 4:10 pm
Only 184 bottles of 40-year old whisky available  Scottish Field

The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd is releasing an extremely rare and limited-edition Scotch malt whisky matured for 40 years in a single Refill Sherry ...

Posted: December 5, 2018, 8:00 am
Macallan highland whisky produced in 1926 sells for £1.2MILLION  Daily Mail

The 1926 bottle of Macallan highland whisky sold at Christie's in London. The one-of-a-kind bottle was hand-painted by Irish mural artist Michael Dillon.

Posted: December 5, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotch Whisky Association backs Brexit deal

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has given its support to Theresa May's Brexit deal and warned MPs that rejecting it will create "considerable uncertainty".

Posted: December 4, 2018, 5:19 pm
The Whisky Exchange unveils ballot to buy rare 30-year-old Scotch

Whisky is one of only 184 collectible bottles of 1988 Royal Lochnagar Single Malt Scotch from the cask of HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.

Posted: December 4, 2018, 8:00 am
Dan White looks back on 30 years of popularity for whiskey since Irish Distillers was sold  Belfast Telegraph

The epic battle for Irish Distillers, then the monopoly producer of Irish whiskey, finally drew to a close 30 years ago this month with Pernod Ricard defeating ...

Posted: December 4, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotch Whisky Association backs Prime Minister's Brexit deal

The organisation said the deal documents 'stand up well against the Scotch Whisky industry's Brexit priorities'.

Posted: December 4, 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
Maverick drinks lands Teeling Irish whiskey distribution deal  The Drinks Business

Teeling, which launched in March 2015, joins the rest of Maverick's portfolio which includes craft spirits brands Ableforth's gin, Bluecoat Gin, rum label Darkness!

Posted: December 4, 2018, 8:00 am
Malt whisky society ready to brighten up office parties  Scottish Field

This year, businesses in the capital can scrap the humdrum office party traditions this Christmas by having an expert from society hand-deliver exceptional ...

Posted: December 3, 2018, 8:00 am
Hotel-whisky tie-up toasts special order of rare spirit  Scottish Field

A Scottish hotel is emerging as a must-visit destination for whisky afficionados – thanks to a unique partnership with Scotland's most acclaimed supplier of rare ...

Posted: December 3, 2018, 8:00 am
Charity sale of rare whiskies raises over £350000  Scottish Field

A sale of whisky featuring iconic Scottish distilleries has helped raised over £350,000 for ocean charities. An online auction of the greatest ever collection of ...

Posted: December 3, 2018, 8:00 am
Teeling Whiskey joins the Maverick Drinks portfolio

Maverick Drinks will be the exclusive UK distributor for Dublin distillery Teeling. Teeling became the first new distillery in Dublin for more than 125 years, when it ...

Posted: December 3, 2018, 8:00 am
Whisky and gin star COTSWOLDS DISTILLERY brings in the botanicals to craft new spirits  Express

Land is the genie in the bottles of craft whiskies and gins produced by The Cotswolds Distillery, a business using local barley and malting that now plans to build ...

Posted: December 3, 2018, 8:00 am
From an old still and a dream to selling to Siberia: How Penderyn whisky became a global brand  Wales Online

It's the tipple of beleaguered prime ministers, but Penderyn whisky has come a long way since a chance discovery of a still back in the nineties.

Posted: December 2, 2018, 8:00 am
Dark skies and wee drams – why you should visit the highest village in the Highlands  The Telegraph

Earlier this week the small Highland village of Tomintoul was in jubilant mood as they celebrated becoming part of a gold-tier dark sky park. The Tomintoul and ...

Posted: December 2, 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
Whisky of the month: Grain of Truth  The Oban Times

We at The Oban Times endeavour to ensure that all our reports are fair and accurate and comply with the Editors' Code of Practice set by the Independent Press ...

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
60-year-old bottle of Macallan whisky sells for more than £1m  Press and Journal

A unique bottle of single malt whisky has become the first in the world to sell for more than £1 million. The 60-year-old Macallan, which comes in a one-off bottle, ...

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Marking St Andrew's day with Eden Mill whisky  Scottish Field

Eden Mill has today announced the release of its new 2018 single malt whisky in celebration of St Andrew's Day. Retailing at £79, only 3,200 bottles of this ...

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Macallan whiskey bottle smashes auction records at $1.5 million  Business Insider UK

A bottle of Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old just sold for $1.5 million at auction, making it the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold.

Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
Scotch whisky industry toasts EU-Canada trade deal  AOL UK

An agreement that removes trade barriers made between the EU and Canada has been welcomed by the Scotch whisky industry.Earlier this month, the  ...

Posted: November 29, 2018, 8:00 am
Iconic whisky brand sold to French drinks giant  Press and Journal

French drinks giant La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has swooped to buy one of Scotland's most iconic whisky brands. Scottish drinks group Edrington said yesterday it ...

Posted: November 29, 2018, 8:00 am
Oldest whisky still in the world is discovered at a medieval abbey in Fife  Daily Mail

The historic discovery was made at Lindores Abbey in Fife, when archaeologists uncovered what they believe to be an installation that was used for the ...

Posted: November 28, 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
Black Bowmore leads rare whiskies under the hammer  Scottish Field

A complete set of Black Bowmore 1964 leads Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 December. The Black Bowmore 1964 first edition was ...

Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:00 am
The Macallan urges whisky drinkers to 'Make the Call' in first global ad campaign  The Drum

The Macallan has released its first-ever global advertising campaign spanning TV, cinema and digital centred on a 90-second video.

Posted: November 28, 2018, 8:00 am
This trio of whiskies form a classic collection  Scottish Field

Three single malt whiskies from the Benromach Classic Range are set to be a perfect Christmas present. Epitomising the traditional Speyside style, these ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Enjoy a fantastic festive fizz with a whisky  Scottish Field

It has crafted the perfect serve for revellers planning to welcome the New Year. Marrying whisky and fizz, the Loch Lomond Sparkling Gold is designed to satisfy ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Diageo in talks to secure former Frasers store in Edinburgh  BBC News

Spirits giant Diageo has confirmed it is in talks to secure the former Frasers department store in Edinburgh's west end as its base for a major new whisky visitor ...

Posted: November 27, 2018, 8:00 am
Yorkshire’s first malt whisky distillery, at Hunmanby, launches a fourth Maturing Malt  Scarborough Today

The team at Yorkshire's first malt whisky distillery, in Hunmanby, has launched the last in the first series of Maturing Malts ahead of the first bottling of its premium ...

Posted: November 27, 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
The luxury rums shaking up the spirits world

Luxury rum's continued skyward surge means I've got three to shout about. And I will shout, because you need to hear more from this part of the spirits world.

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Carlisle's House of Malt reopens - and new city gin launched  News & Star

Lovers of quality whisky and gin were in seventh heaven at the weekend with the relaunch of Carlisle's House of Malt.

Posted: November 26, 2018, 8:00 am
Bob Dylan makes rare chat show appearance on Jimmy Fallon – and doesn't say a word  The Independent

Bob Dylan made an extremely rare chat show appearance – without speaking a single word. The musician came out of hiding for an unscheduled slot on The ...

Posted: November 24, 2018, 8:00 am
Four single casks launched at The Whisky Shop  Scottish Field

A new partnership will see The Whisky Shop launch four single casks from three top distilleries – two from Highland Park and one from Maker's Mark and ...

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Amazon Black Friday alcohol deals including champagne, whisky, vodka, gin and rum  The Sun

AMAZON has slashed the cost of alcohol for Black Friday, and the deals include everything from posh Champagne to good discounts on vodka and gin.

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
East London Liquor Company reveals first rye whisky  The Grocer

Only 269 bottles of the 46.8% abv whisky have been made.

Posted: November 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Serve Scotch at events, UK Government urged

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
Kiwi Jason is the new face of Talisker whisky  Scottish Field

Diageo Reserve has appointed Jason Clark to the post. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Jason joins the Diageo Reserve team in the UK and has recently ...

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
Black Friday alcohol deals 2018: Best drinks and boozy offers in UK  Evening Standard

Black Friday is just around the corner and whilst people scramble to get a bargain on tech and toys for Christmas, it's easy to forget the big drink deals at ...

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
A new Scotch whisky gets an American slant  Scottish Field

The Glen Moray Fired Oak Cask 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky is released this month, as the Glen Moray team continue to develop their 'Gateway to Flavour' ...

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
Quiet Man: £12m Derry distillery project scrapped  BBC News

"Commercial factors" blamed for halting Quiet Man distillery project in Londonderry.

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The 10 Best Scotch Whisky Presents Under $50  Forbes

Superb Scotch whisky bottles, at affordable prices. Perfect Christmas presents for friends, family, or yourself.

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
GlenAllachie launches single cask series

GlenAllachie is releasing a series of single cask whiskies, with different limited ranges available in various markets.

Posted: November 22, 2018, 8:00 am
Jewish Whisky Co mothballs Whisky Jewbilee festival  The Spirits Business

US independent bottler the Jewish Whisky Company has decided to “mothball” its Whisky Jewbilee festival due to a lack of “adequate time or focus” as the firm ...

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
There is a Jack Daniel's advent calendar on sale and you can only get it from ASDA  Liverpool Echo

The alcoholic advent calendar is available exclusively at the UK supermarket's stores.

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
A whisky festival is coming to Manchester with 450 whiskies to try  Manchester Evening News

There are monthly festivals planned until February.

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Coppersmiths still game as Brora whisky returns  Press and Journal

Copper pot stills that have not been used since Brora Distillery shut in 1983 have started a journey which will lead to them making single malt whisky again.

Posted: November 21, 2018, 8:00 am
NEW Whisky Barrel Furniture Specialists In Greenock Attracting Interest From Around UK  Inverclyde Now

GOLDEN Oak Restoration -- a business start-up which specialises in creating household furniture from used whisky barrels -- has chosen Greenock for its ...

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
7 Whisky advent calendars for Christmas

Forget cheap chocolate and – dare you even bother – picture-only advent calendars, and give the whisky lover in your life a way to count down to Christmas that ...

Posted: November 20, 2018, 8:00 am
Asda is selling a Jack Daniels advent calendar featuring five different varieties and a hip flask  Chronicle Live

If you like a drop of Jack Daniels you might want to head to Asda as the supermarket is selling a JD advent calendar.

Posted: November 19, 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
Asda is selling a Jack Daniel's Advent calendar filled with 23 mini bottles of whiskey  WalesOnline

Whiskey fans are in for a treat this festive season, thanks to Asda. The supermarket is selling a Jack Daniel's Advent calendar filled with 23 miniature bottles of ...

Posted: November 19, 2018, 8:00 am
The top selling UK alchol brands 2018

With so much conflicting research in the market and varying opinions from analysts, The Morning Advertiser's Drinks List 2019 reveals exactly what is going on ...

Posted: November 18, 2018, 8:00 am
OFM’s great Christmas taste test 2018  The Guardian

Mince pies, cheese, chocolate, party food – our three wise women guide you through the best high street offerings.

Posted: November 18, 2018, 8:00 am
'Game of Thrones' Releases 8 Scotch Whiskies for Season 8  Esquire

Game of Thrones just released eight bottles of single malt scotch whisky, each from a lauded Scottish distillery, and each is paired with one of the Houses of ...

Posted: November 17, 2018, 8:00 am
May reveals husband, beans and whisky helped her survive week of HELL – 'He is my rock'

HERESA May has called her husband 'her rock', revealing how he helped her during a turbulent week that saw a coup mounted against her leadership and ...

Posted: November 17, 2018, 8:00 am
A Brexit no deal may spell disaster for the whisky industry  The Courier

Although Scotch whisky is doing exceptionally well at the moment, it is always worth looking a year or even several into the future to see where the industry is ...

Posted: November 17, 2018, 8:00 am
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