Fusion Whisky honores Scottish Winter Queen with a blend of Scotch and Dutch whisky

The Winter QueenSHE was the Scottish princess with Queen Elizabeth I for godmother, destined for a lifetime of exile in The Hague, and is the forgotten link between the Stuart and Hanoverian thrones.

Now the legacy of Elizabeth Stuart, eldest daughter of King James VI and I, is being honoured by a unique new whisky made from a pioneering blend of Scotch and Dutch single malt whisky.

Edinburgh-based Fusion Whisky said its new Winter Queen whisky “celebrated the story and honoured the memory” of Elizabeth Stuart, who was born in Fife in 1596 but spent most of life in The Hague.

Fusion Whisky Director Graham Langley said: “Elizabeth’s story is a superb one, and certainly deserving of a wider audience. Our Winter Queen whisky serves to honour this forgotten Scottish princess and to bring greater awareness to her remarkable life and influence.”

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The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9 Mastery over time in the finest Spanish Sherry

The GlenDronach Distillery is proud to announce the release of Grandeur Batch 9, the latest extremely rare batch of this highly revered single malt, bottled as a 24-year-old expression. Personally selected by The GlenDronach Master Blender, The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 9 has been composed using a handful of highly distinctive Spanish oak sherry butts distilled in 1990, 1992 and 1993, each selected for its quintessential contribution to the complexity of this distinguished single malt.

Matured exclusively in sherry casks from birth, this rare 24-year-old expression epitomises mastery of the finest Spanish oak sherry cask maturation. Each cask is woven into a tapestry of exquisite balance, finesse and depth, the prelude to the most persistent and richly satisfying finish.

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Harrow Whisky Festival 2018

This was my first Harrow Whisky Festival visit and this venue is a wonderful place for such an event. The surroundings are breathtaking and looking back, I wish I had planned for more time around the event.

Nevertheless, I arrived about 20 minutes early to the start of the event and I had the opportunity to chat to some of the locals who were at the start of their adventure into the whisky world. Events like this around the country are providing a wonderful opportunity for many individuals to divulge into whiskies that they would never have thought about even trying.

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The Real McCoy Rum Tasting

This range had been named after a good looking man Bill McCoy. He was a legendary Prohibition-era smuggler. Bill McCoy used to build yachts at the start of the 20th Century. He was very good at it, but the economy took a bad turn and he had to diversify.

He didn’t really agree with prohibition and in January of 1920, he started rumrunning. He must have been very good at that too, as soon he became public enemy number 1. And he never even broke the law, as he anchored his boat in international waters!

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Gordon & MacPhail boosts global sales strategy

tuart Ellis – UK Sales Manager, Ewen Mackintosh – Managing Director and David King – International Sales Director at Gordon & MacPhail.

Leading malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has boosted its global sales strategy following a strategic restructure within the company’s sales division.

The move will integrate the UK market into the global strategy for Gordon & MacPhail and Benromach whiskies going forward. David King, International Sales Director, will assume overall responsibility for global sales with the addition of the UK market to his existing international remit.

David King’s distinguished career in the whisky industry, has seen him hold a number of senior positions, both in the UK and internationally, for companies including the Edrington Group, Berry Brothers & Rudd and Anchor Distilling Co. He later founded DTK Beverages International Ltd, a boutique brand building and strategic consultancy before joining Gordon & MacPhail in 2016.

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Glenglassaugh Releases A New Collection Of Rare Coastal Casks

Nestled along the coast of northern Scotland in Sandend Bay, this once dormant distillery has been revived and with it the discovery of a rare collection of vintage casks.

This latest collection marks Batch 3 in Glenglassaugh’s rare cask releases, each cask distilled between 1965 and 1986 providing a rare glimpse into the history of Glenglassaugh. This step back in time follows the release of Glenglassaugh’s new and intriguing Wood Finish range, which showcases fresh developments at the distillery since its 2008 revival.

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Award-winning Speyside Distillery launches new gin inspired by poet’s words and garden botanicals

An award-winning distillery famed for its single malt Scotch whisky has launched a new limited edition gin with botanicals found growing in its garden grounds.

The two expressions of Byron’s Gin from Speyside Distillery also reflect on its historic link to Lord Byron – the most famous and flamboyant poet of the Romantic movement.

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Springbank 24 Year First to Float on Whisky Stock Market

Offering its first bottle for just $1, The Whisky Foundation Reserve is launching at 17.00 (GMT-5) today, with a Springbank 24-year-old exclusive single malt whisky, the price of which will rise based on market demand.

The financial markets in the US are closed for Thanksgiving, but The Whisky Foundation Reserve is open for business. Independently bottled Scottish whisky specialists, Whisky Foundation today launched their innovative stock market for whisky, and revealed the first bottle on sale as a Springbank 24-year-old single malt, matured in a sherry cask and bottled by The Maltman in 2017 at 47.1% ABV. Only 244 bottles are available, making these rare and collectable items, and are available for shipping worldwide.

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Masi gives Mackmyra Skördetid a taste of Italy

Mackmyra’s latest seasonal release, Skördetid, is an elegant whisky with six months finish in Masi Costasera Amarone casks, which results in a whisky with sweet, vinous notes of grapes, raisins and a herbal spiciness. Skördetid, which is Swedish for “harvest time”, is the result of close collaboration between Mackmyra and the Italian wine producer Masi, and is available in limited quantities.

This is the first time Mackmyra has presented a seasonal whisky with Amarone cask finishing.

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Irish Distillers proudly unveils Green Spot Chateau Montelena Whiskey

Two proud Irish traditions collaborate to produce an exceptional Irish Whiskey with a Californian twist

Irish Distillers today proudly unveils Green Spot Chateau Montelena, the first Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be finished in French oak Zinfandel wine casks. Matured until the combination of wine, whiskey and oak has reached the perfect balance, this new release is the second in the Wine Geese series of Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskeys that have been finished in unique wine casks.

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