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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Scapa Jutland introduced alongside centenary commemoration of iconic battle

RNLI Lifeboat crew member Graham Campbell and Nicola Stevenson, Scapa Distillery Visitor Manager, present Scapa Jutland, a new single cask single malt Scotch whisky crafted to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 2016.

Scapa was used as a base by the British naval fleet during the First World War and the artisanal island single malt distillery has released 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland (RRP £200) with all profits from their sale, estimated at over £45,000, to be donated by Chivas Brothers to the RNLI.

 

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Scottish leader’s new perspective brand adopts collaborative approach

The blended Scotch market has typically focused on heritage and tradition in the past, but relative newcomer, Scottish Leader, is embracing a fresh, collaborative team approach to the production of its premium Scotch, with the appointment of a newly created role – Lead Blender.

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Wemyss Malts New Marketing Team Line-Up

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Independent bottler Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce some exciting changes in its Marketing team.

After 2 years with the company, Emma Hooper is promoted to a new role as Darnley’s View Gin Brand Manager to develop new initiatives in the exciting gin category.

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Whisky lovers called upon to choose location for first borders distillery in 150 years

R&B Distillers Co-Founder - Alasdair Day - at Scott's View in the Scottish BordersWhisky lovers are today being called upon to get the Borders ‘back on the whisky map’ by choosing a location for the region’s first distillery since 1837.

Scotch Whisky firm – R&B Distillers – is asking whisky drinkers ‘the big question’ in a bid to crowd source opinion on where a Borders distillery should be built. Participants are invited to vote for their favourite location in an online poll that includes popular Borders destinations such as the Tweed Valley, Peebles, Kelso, Melrose, Galashiels and Eyemouth.

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Cù Bòcan release – The Virgin Oak Edition

Cu Bocan Virgin OakCù Bòcan is matured in a combination of Sherry, Virgin Oak and Bourbon casks. This exclusive limited edition showcases the influence that Virgin Oak has on our lightly peated single malt. Clean and zingy with hints of smoke and warm spice, this fully matured Virgin Oak limited edition will not disappoint!

  • Cask Type: Matured in Virgin Oak
  • Casks Strength: 46% alc./vol.
  • Distribution: Worldwide except USA
  • Price: RRP £49.99 per 70cl bottle

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New Glasgow Distillery acquires rare single malt casks

Glasgow Distellery CompanyA precious batch of aged single malt Speyside casks has been acquired by Glasgow Distillery and is to be launched under the brand name Prometheus. The coveted liquid was left to quietly sleep for nearly three decades until it was awoken after a chance meeting between Liam Hughes, CEO of The Glasgow Distillery Company and the original owners.

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