Tomatin Distillery shows dead-ication to locals with first Fright Night

fright-night2The Highland distillery hosted their first hair-raising Halloween Fright Night on Friday with the staff transforming in to a horrifying hoard of ghosts and ghouls for the event.

The first of its kind in the Highlands, the event aimed to engage the local community and show the distillery in a new eerie light.

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Chivas Brothers announces plans to invest £40M in world class facility in Scotland

kilmalid

Kilmalid site in Dumbarton

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has announced its intention to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility over the next three years at its Kilmalid site in Dumbarton.

Testament to the company’s firm commitment to Scotland, the £40 million investment will deliver a world-class operation with outstanding performance.

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Whisky firm’s glassmaker wins top award

Tom Young

Tom Young

Renowned Master Craftsman Tom Young has been honoured with a top award marking his long contribution to glassmaking. Tom, co-founder of family firm Angels’ Share Glass which specialises in unique gifts for whisky lovers, was presented with the Provost’s Award for Arts and Culture during a ceremony at Stirling Castle.

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Irish Distillers leads the way in Irish whiskey for Jim Murray

Redbreast 21 Year Old

‘2017 instalment of the coveted Whisky Bible awards Irish Distillers with the Best Irish Whiskey, Best Single Pot Still and Best Blended Irish Whiskey for fifth year in a row’

Irish Distillers is celebrating after Jim Murray recognised Redbreast 21 Year Old and Jameson Irish Whiskey as Best Irish Whiskey and Best Blended Irish Whiskey respectively in his 2017 Whisky Bible – the fifth year in a row the company has scooped the top awards.

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Harrow Whisky Festival – 2017

The second Harrow Whisky Festival will again take place at the stunning Best western plus Grim’s Dyke Hotel in Harrow Weald (London) set in the beautiful Lady Gilbert’s Gardens. Short taxi ride from Undergrounds.

A superb line-up of exhibitors with an increase of more than 50% from the first festival. Distillers, bottlers and blenders will take up positions in two festival rooms. Talks will be in the prestigious Sullivan Suite used in filming of Sliding Doors, One Chance (James Corden) and many more.

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Morrisons to Launch Premium Range of Spirits with Ableforth’s

Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion!

Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion!

We are excited to announce that Morrisons are bringing more premium, award-winning spirits to their customers with the addition of Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion! to their carefully curated range. The introduction of these lines is just another sign that customers are increasingly turning to products that deliver better quality drinking experiences and excellent value.

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The Exceptional Twitter Tasting

The Exceptional

The Exceptional

The Exceptional, when you look up this word in the dictionary, you will find that this means, extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual, but also more or greater than usual. And let’s not forget, unusual and not likely to happen or exist very often.

This ‘The Exceptional’ Tweet tasting was stunning. I was really looking forward to this night (October 5th at 7pm BST). This night we sampled the 1st edition of the blend, the 2nd edition of the Malt and the 3rd edition of the Grain. These 3 are all bottled in 2016 and created by Don Sutcliffe.

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The Lost Distillery Company secures prestigious new home on royal estate

LtR Kenneth Dunsmuir, Brian Woods & Scott Watson

LtR Kenneth Dunsmuir, Brian Woods & Scott Watson

Boutique Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company, has announced that it has relocated to one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and estates, Dumfries House.

The company, which hand-crafts modern interpretations of legendary whiskies from long closed distilleries across Scotland, will now operate from the 2000-acre estate in Ayrshire that was saved from falling into disrepair by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Rothesay in 2007.

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The Lakes Distillery Tasting

Lakes Distillery Range

Lakes Distillery Range

A refreshing evening with three refreshing and exiting looking samples from The Lakes Distillery. An evening with online friends, who all love to chat about liquid, while enjoying them.

An evening with men, women, laughter and serious faces. There was definitely a positive vibe.

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Woods Navy Rum

Woods Navy Rum

Woods Navy Rum

A fantastic Twitter tasting run through of Woods, the individual blends that make the rum, some geeky chat and of course some Rococo Chocolates,these delicious chocolates will further enhance our tasting experience. And I love chocolate.

Now, I had some rum before, but this was a tasting I was looking forward to. particularly, the percentage of one, 92.9% We received a warning that water was needed …

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