Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival chairman recognised with Scotch whisky industry’s top honour

James Campbell

The chairman of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been honoured for his outstanding commitment to promoting Scotland’s national drink. James Campbell, a volunteer who has been chairman of the Festival for the past five years, has been inducted as a Keeper of the Quaich – one of the industry’s top honours.

Mr Campbell was one of very few inductees at the ceremony not to be employed by a distiller – and is only one of a handful of Keepers who does not work directly in the industry. He is the first chairman in the event’s 19-year history to receive the honour.

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Impeccably crafted flavours of Scotland: Diageo introduces the 2017 Special Releases Collection

 

Ten impeccable limited edition Scotch Whiskies will be released in limited quantities this autumn, as part of Diageo’s annual Special Releases collection. Highly anticipated by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, the limited edition natural cask strength bottlings are rigorously selected each year, to form a rare and sought after collection.

For the first time ever, a limited edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky containing whiskies from all twenty-eight active Diageo distilleries has been released. The COLLECTIVUM XXVIII is the tenth bottle to make up the Special Releases collection and the fourth NAS Malt Whisky in this series to date.

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Aberfeldy, 12 Years

Aberfeldy 12 Years, it has been a while since I had a glass of this whisky. Lucky for you I wrote down the tasting notes for myself to share with the world. Aberfeldy has a great range of whisky and this 12 year old lad is one of them.

I wrote down in the tasting notes:

“While pouring the whisky in the Glencairn glass, you could smell the tropics. The birds playing in the garden, looking for food and chirping with joy. That is how I felt, chirping with joy”.

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Lost Distillery scoops master at global whisky awards

The Lost Distillery Company’s blended Scotch malt whisky, Lossit, has been awarded a prestigious Master award at the Global Scotch Whisky Masters 2016.

Independent Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company hand-crafts present day expressions of legendary whiskies from long closed distilleries across Scotland. As part of the company’s Classic range, Lossit is a marriage of aged single malts styled on the long lost distillery in Ballygrant on Islay, which closed in 1867. It’s a rich, peaty whisky offering a very unusual balance, of oily sweetness, zest and spice.

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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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Passport Collaborates with Street Artist for First Global #UrbanArtProject

Passport Urban Art Bottle Creative-HiResPassport, the unconventional Scotch whisky, has partnered with rising star of the UK urban art scene, Jim Vision, to create the #UrbanArtProject as it looks to consolidate its rapid growth1 among young adults in emerging markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Angola and Central Europe.

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The Glasgow Distillery Company announces partnership & world exclusive launch in Germany

The Glasgow Distillery Company have announced their new distribution agreement with Hamburg- based Scottish produce specialist, A Wee Taste of Scotland, who will oversee the European launch of Prometheus 26YO single malt Scotch whisky.

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The Glasgow Distillery Company launches Prometheus 26 yr Single Malt

Promethus_Visuals-BottleScottish craft spirits producer The Glasgow Distillery Company have announced the launch of a collection of one-off releases of aged Speyside single malts inspired by Greek mythology. The first release in the collection is Prometheus, a 26-year-old Speyside single malt of secret origins that combines the smoky influence of peated barley with the wonderfully zesty and floral notes typical of this region.

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