Exclusive new Loch Lomond Whiskies takes off at World Duty Free Glasgow Airport

A world first has landed at Glasgow Airport, with the launch of the inaugural global travel retail (GTR) range from award-winning independent distiller, Loch Lomond Group.

Four expressions that showcase the innovation and craft championed at Loch Lomond distillery in Alexandria are now available at World Duty Free’s Glasgow Airport store.

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Irish Distillers to invest €10m in production capacity at Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced plans for a €10.5 million investment at Midleton Distillery, Cork which will see the company increase its single pot still Irish whiskey production capacity by over 30%.

Three new copper pot stills will be installed at Midleton Distillery, ensuring that Irish Distillers continues to lead the global Irish whiskey renaissance and supporting the Irish Whiskey Association’s target of global growth of 300% by 2030. 60 jobs will be supported during the construction phase.

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Pinkster, agreeably British Gin

Pinkster, Agreeably British Gin

Pinkster, agreeably British Gin. A refreshing 38 % pinky up gin, that deserves your attention and to never let go. I was curious for a while, but it finally happened. It took some time, but it did.

My pink went straight up in the air and I had a chance to nose and to taste this beautiful looking bottle of pink gin. Pinkster is a characteristic, small batch premium gin and characteristic it is for sure, no doubt.

When you visit the website, you will find a short story how this all started. It made me laugh though.

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Black Mountain, a succeeded quest

Black Mountain

You might have heard about Black Mountain, the region of southwestern France. But did you know, this is also the name of a lovely whisky?

Black Mountain is the vision of a whisky distillery to produce large whiskies in the heart of the southwest, scheduled to be built in the year 2018.

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Balblair, colorful highland whisky

Balblair Highland Whisky

Balblair Highland Whisky

Balblair, vintages timed to perfection. This is a quote that can be found on their website, not to miss and I couldn’t agree more. They make perfection and the good news is, there is perfection to be found for everyone.

For each person, a color of their taste. Maybe you are more a green person than a blue one. Or you are a pink person for life.

Everything is possible with the colorful Balblair whisky range.

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Angels’ share glassmaker Tom Young awarded MBE

Tom Young Glassblower

Tom Young Glassblower

Renowned glassmaker Tom Young has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Mr Young, co-founder of Stirling family firm Angels’ Share Glass, was given the honour to mark his long service to the glassmaking industry.

He was shocked and delighted to receive the award which will be presented to him at St James Palace, London during a ceremony in the summer.

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Mount Gay Rum, good company

Mount Gay RumMount Gay Rum is the oldest brand in the world. This brand dates from the year 1703 and is produced by Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. in Barbados. This brand is characterized by its own unique character and is sold in 110 countries.

You can imagine I was excited about this range, that I was going to drink.

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Top 5 Whisky Christmas Gifts 2016

christmastop5Any time of the year has its own type of whisky. Let this be summer, winter, autumn or spring. But it is already December and Santa is almost ringing your doorbell. You probably decorated the Christmas tree and the door with a Christmas wreath already. Yes, we are counting the days.

In December, there are always a couple of whiskies that have a bit of extra flair for this time of year. A summer whisky in December, yes, everything is possible. I was sniffing around, online and in stores to find my perfect whisky for Christmas and New Years Eve.

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Tomatin Distillery scoops top whisky award for brand innovation

Stephen Bremner

Stephen Bremner

Highland based Tomatin Distillery has been crowned Brand Innovator of the Year 2017 at the Whisky Magazine, Icons of Whisky Awards. The accolade was announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd December.

This is the second year running that the Distillery have triumphed at the world renowned awards having previously won Distiller of the Year 2016.

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