Scotland’s greenest whisky distillery celebrates as first release sells out three times over amid ‘overwhelming’ demand

Adelphi's Ardnamurchan malt whisky

Adelphi’s Ardnamurchan malt whisky

One of the country’s newest and greenest distilleries is celebrating after pre-orders for its very first batch of mature spirit vastly exceeded the number of bottles produced.

Independent bottler and distiller Adelphi said it had decided to release its Ardnamurchan Spirit 2016 AD due to high interest and the spirit’s “remarkable” quality, producing just under 2500 bottles.
Adelphi said it had received orders for three times that amount, despite the spirit being too young to be called whisky.

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The Perfect Gift for True Whisky Lovers: The Whisky Shop Introduces 12 Drams of Christmas

12 Drams of Christmas

12 Drams of Christmas

Inspired by one of the festive season’s most prolific gift-givers, The Whisky Shop has introduced the 12 Drams of Christmas to delight gift recipients far and wide this winter.

The traditional Christmas carol Twelve Days of Christmas was first published in 1780 under the title The Twelve Days of Christmas sung at King Pepin’s Ball in the children’s book, Mirth without Mischief, and is a staple of every self-respecting caroller’s repertoire.

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Gordon & MacPhail Tweet Tasting

cxxicqyuqaa3awdWednesday, November 16, the night of the Gordon & MacPhail Tweet Tasting everyone was looking forward to. This night me and several others got the chance to try five new Gordon & MacPhail expressions.

 

For over one hundred and twenty years Gordon & MacPhail has been very careful matched spirits with oak.

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Hans Offringa appointed Netherlands ambassador for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

 

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Hans Offringa

Local whisky legend joins the Society as it grows its presence across Europe. As part of its growth in Europe, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has appointed renowned local whisky expert Hans Offringa as its Ambassador in the Netherlands.

Through his many whisky books, media work and events, Offringa is well known locally and across the whisky world.

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Rob Roy, a King, a Chimney and the Hive

weymessAn evening with good company, batch strength and in a limited edition, 6000 bottles each.

An exciting online whisky tasting with the Hive Batch Strength, Spice King Batch Strength and Peat Chimney Batch Strength bottlings, along with a special smoky old fashioned cocktail, Rob Roy.

We received the order to leave Rob Roy in the chill zone. I kept him next to the cheese and the salad. Rob Roy needed to wait until the sign and when that time came, Rob Roy also was free to pour himself into a glass.

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Pioneering blend of Scotch and Indian Whisky to honor Scot who helped shape modern India

Adelphi's Kincardine malt whisky

Adelphi’s Kincardine malt whisky

The team that created a pioneering blend of Scotch and Japanese whisky is launching a whisky to celebrate the historic ties between India and Scotland and honour the Scot who helped modernize India’s railways and link the cities of Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras and Karachi by rail.

Edinburgh-based Fusion Whisky Limited launched The Glover series of premium whiskies last year in honour of “Scottish Samurai” Thomas Blake Glover. Made by blending Scotch with extremely rare whisky from Japan, The Glover pioneered the concept of fusing malt whiskies from international distilleries.

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Buster + Punch for those with a whisky conviction

The Rockstar by Buster + Punch

The Rockstar by Buster + Punch

Buster + Punch is  a London-born interior fashion design label. The story goes that this all started in a mysterious garage in East London, where the creators of Buster + Punch discovered a passion for making the things they love. From lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whisky bars

We now make unexpected and elegant interior products for those who want to live with conviction.

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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

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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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