The reunion of Green, Yellow, Red and Blue Spot

The excitement .. the news about a reunion in the Spot Family traveled fast. Next to the Green spot, Yellow spot and Red spot, a new arrival has been revealed, Blue spot. The fourth family member, welcomed with open arms and a warm heart.

With the most recent existing record of Blue Spot dating back to 1964, the launch will signal the end of a 56-year wait among the global whiskey community for the re-introduction of Blue Spot, reuniting the historic Spot Family for the first time in over half a century.

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Irish Distillers and Mitchell & Son reunite the Spot family with the introduction of the Blue Spot

 

Irish Distillers, maker of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has once again joined forces with the Mitchell family to unveil its re-imagined Blue Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

  • Highly anticipated Blue Spot has been re-imagined at cask strength, paying homage to the bonding tradition from which it was born
  • Launch marks the reuniting of the original Spot whiskey family for first time since 1960s

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Mackmyra launches an exclusive smoky edition with a cherry taste

Mackmyra is now introducing a new limited edition in the exclusive Moment series; it is aimed at upcoming winter festivities and dinners. Moment Körsbärsrök (Cherry Smoke) is a sophisticated single malt whisky that has matured at Bodås Mine since being distilled at Mackmyra Bruk.

This whisky provides an elegant balance between spiciness, sweetness and smoke. It will be launched as a very limited edition that can be ordered from 11 November 2020.

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Tomatin Distillery has announced an exclusive online auction of rare whiskies

Tomatin Distillery has today announced an exclusive online auction of rare whiskies, including a new fill Tomatin cask, hosted and supported by The Grand Whisky Auction, in support of its long-time charity partner, Maggie’s Highlands.

Tomatin is expecting to add a £10,000 donation to Maggie’s 2020 fund raising efforts with proceeds from the auction to bolster the charity’s cancer support network in the Highlands and Islands.
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Rosebank 30 years old launch, marks first global release under Ian Macleod Distillers

Rosebank Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the first in a series of annual, limited edition, releases – a 30 Year Old 1990 vintage, bottled un-chillfiltered at 48.6% ABV. To celebrate this year’s landmark launch, the distillery is giving a select number of customers the chance to “bank” a future expression of the rare liquid.

  • The first in a series of annual limited-edition releases from Rosebank goes on sale, globally, this year 
  • A lucky few buyers will also get the chance to secure a free dram of next year’s release to enjoy at a luxury bar or retailer in 2021 
  • Video: The distillery invited some of the world’s top whisky writers to enjoy the very “First Sip” of this year’s release before anyone else 

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The casks continue to roll out of the GlenAllachie Distillery with the latest batch of special releases

Hot on the heels of its recent Virgin Oak Series, The GlenAllachie Distillery is launching Batch 4 of its cask strength 10-year-old single malt, and releasing a third instalment of single cask bottlings, including a 31-year-old whisky (£530 RRP) matured in an Oloroso hogshead, exclusively for the UK.

The GlenAllachie 10 Years Old Cask Strength, Batch 4, follows in the footsteps of its predecessor Batch 3, which was awarded Best Scotch Speyside Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2020.

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Whisky Hammer auctions oldest whisky ever bottled by The Macallan in a world first

Scottish auction site offers rare bottle of 78 year old Macallan from the newly launched “Red Collection” 

A rare bottle of the world’s oldest whisky ever released by The Macallan  also believed to be the oldest whisky ever launched by a distillery  from the distillery’s “Red Collection”, is being auctioned by online whisky auction platform,  Whisky Hammer. Whisky Hammer is the first dedicated online auction house in the world to offer a bottle of the 78-year old whisky, giving its members the unique opportunity to bid on this super rare single malt Scotch whisky.

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Islay Whisky Academy launches brand new online whisky course

Whisky education company introduces a new way to learn about whisky

Independent educational whisky school Islay Whisky Academy launches the first volume of its online course, WHISKY AFFINITY©️, on 15 October. This in-depth series is a springboard for understanding Scotch whisky and its production, providing people around the world a fresh view into the world of whisky and its context in Scottish and Gaelic culture.

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The Whisky Lounge announces first ever, ‘Whisky Festival in a Box’, the ultimate in whisky fun.

A virtual global whisky weekender broadcasting live from The Spirit of Yorkshire distillery

 

  • ‘Whisky Festival in a Box’, the first virtual festival from The Whisky Lounge, has been created to unite whisky lovers up and down the country, after suspending all live events due to Covid-19
  • Each tasting box available to purchase, aims to bring the festival experience home; containing 6 whisky samples and official whisky festival ‘SWAG’
  • Staying true to The Whisky Lounge’s mission to ‘turn everyone on to whisky’ all sessions will be streamed live and for free on YouTube, Facebook & Twitter from The Spirit of Yorkshire distillery
  • All virtual festival attendees will receive 10% off purchases of full bottles of whisky through official retailer, House of Malt, for the whole of the festival weekend

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