The GlenDronach marks return of iconic malt

The GlenDronach Distillery, hidden in the fertile landscape of the Forgue valley, deep in the east Highland hills, is celebrating the much anticipated return of its 15 year old expression, The GlenDronach Revival. Revered by single malt connoisseurs around the world, this iconic expression exemplifies The GlenDronach’s rich depths of sherry wood
maturation, continuing the legacy set out by distillery founder James Allardice in 1826, marrying Highland spirit to Spanish oak.

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BenRiach 120th anniversary bottling

BenRiach Distillery is marking its 120th anniversary with a commemorative cask selected from Warehouse 13, the oldest dunnage warehouse at the heart of the distillery. BenRiach Marsala Hogshead Cask No.10299 was distilled 100 years after the distillery doors opened and has been maturing for twenty years.

BenRiach Distillery has developed a reputation for creative maturation. This is made possible thanks to one of the most experimental range of casks in Speyside, many residing in its oldest onside dunnage Warehouse 13, dating back to 1898 when founder John Duff built the distillery.

It is in his adventurous Spirit that BenRiach continues to creatively approach the art of distillation and cask maturation, all in the pursuit of flavour.

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Rare whisky marks 20th anniversary at Benromach Distillery

All profits from the sale of Benromach Cask No 1 single malt whisky will be donated to charitable causes

Twenty years after family owned Benromach Distillery was reopened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, a rare single malt whisky has been released to mark the occasion.

Benromach Cask No 1 is an incredibly rare and limited-edition expression taken from the first cask that was laid down when the distillery reopened after many years of closure. The cask itself was signed by HRH The Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles, during the distillery’s official reopening ceremony on 15th October 1998.

Marking a defining moment in the distillery’s history and a key date in this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations, all profits from the sale of Benromach Cask No 1 will be donated to charitable causes.

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Gordon & MacPhail celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Connoisseurs Choice”

The innovative range has paved the way for single malt whiskies for five decades

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range, family-owned whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail is enhancing the range with a series of single malts aged 30 years and above.

George Urquhart, second-generation member of the Urquhart family that owns Gordon & MacPhail, first pioneered the ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range in 1968 at a time when very few whiskies were bottled as single malts.  Presenting these new releases as a range effectively invented a category in a market which, up to then, had been dominated by blends. In the late 1960s the ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range provided a platform for many of Scotland’s single malt distilleries, some of which had never before been released as single malts.

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Isle of Arran Distillers claim four top prizes at international competition

The team at the Isle of Arran Distillers is celebrating four coveted awards at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition. The independent whisky maker picked up two gold medals for its Arran 10 and 18-year-old Single Malts. The Bothy Quarter Cask and Lochranza Reserve claimed silver outstanding medals.

The International Wine & Spirits Competition is now in its 49th year and sets the international benchmark for quality. Entries are received from nearly 90 countries and each product is sampled by the judging panel, which consists of over 400 global experts.

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Aberfeldy releases Madeira cask bottlings

Expertly hand crafted by ABERFELDY’S Malt Master, Stephanie Macleod, the distillery known for its Golden Dram has launched a 16-year-old and 21-year-old ABERFELDY, finished in the finest Madeira casks. Spending up to 12 months in the ex-wine casks before bottling, the extra maturation period in this combination of casks creates the perfect balance of flavour between ABERFELDY’S honeyed richness with the sweet notes of Madeira wine.

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GlenAllachie, the core

The GlenAllachie Distillery, located in Aberlour, Scotland. A distillery with a fabulous core range. A ranch everyone was excited about the last couple of weeks and still are for those who are still dreaming about their very first GlenAllachie nip. Dreams must come true, to make more space for new dreams or should I say; Drams.

There is a lot of love in this whisky …

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Chivas Announced as Official Spirits Partner of Manchester United

Manchester United teammates Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling (L-R) raise a glass to the new partnership between Chivas and Manchester United during a film shoot in July in Los Angeles, United States. The film was released to announce Chivas as the “Official Global Spirits Partner” of Manchester United.
Photographer: Monroe Alvarez

The original luxury blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, has teamed up with the world’s biggest football club, Manchester United, in a three-year global partnership.

The collaboration will see Chivas and Manchester United join forces to celebrate their collective belief that blended is better – in life, football and Scotch. Just as Chivas brings together Scotland’s best malt and grain whiskies to create something extraordinary in the bottle, Manchester United brings together the world’s best footballers, a dedicated club team and a legion of fans all around the world to create extraordinary results on the pitch.

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Dalmore 50 Year Old Sells For World Record £28k At Auction

A bottle of one of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, Dalmore 50 Year Old, has sold for £28,000 ($36,700) at Whisky-Online Auctions in Blackpool. Originally created by Dalmore’s legendary Master Blender Richard Paterson in 1978, the youngest spirit in the assemblage is believed to have been from 1926 and several older liquids were used including whiskies distilled at Dalmore in the 19th century. Continue reading

Let’s get ready to rumble! Spirit of Speyside: Distilled launches its inaugural oatcake eating world championships

Glen Moray master distiller Graham Coull channels his inner Rocky as he sends up famous boxer in parody video.

WATCH VIDEO: Graham Coull, master distiller of Glen Moray Distillery, gets in training for his oatcake eating title bid in a spoof of the Rocky movie. Watch as Graham sends up the boxer in a parody of the famous training scene montage as he prepares to fight Apollo Creed, while his wife, Fay, takes on the role of Mickey the trainer. Continue reading