Brand News

Highland Park Orkney Malt: From the Dark into the Light

Highland Park Orkney Malt: From the Dark into the Light

Fri 8th June 2018

Highland Park Orkney Malt has launched ‘The Light’, a new 17-year-old single malt Scotch whisky, which has been aged exclusively in American oak casks. The new malt represents the spring and summer seasons on Orkney, and follows in the footsteps of ‘The […]

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery Wins Best Visitor Attraction

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery Wins Best Visitor Attraction

Fri 8th June 2018

The team at Perthshire-based Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery is in high spirits after topping off five years of growth in its visitor experience business by winning Best Visitor Attraction at the Scottish Thistle Awards. The distillery attracted 38,000 whisky fans through 2017/18, […]

Crabbie’s New Single Malt Whisky Distillery for Edinburgh

Crabbie’s New Single Malt Whisky Distillery for Edinburgh

Thu 7th June 2018

Since 1801 the Crabbie name has associated with Edinburgh – most recently it has been connected with Crabbie’s, the number one selling alcoholic ginger beer, but the real history of the Crabbie name lies in Scotch whisky and now John Crabbie […]

222 A Special Number for Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky

222 A Special Number for Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Thu 7th June 2018

Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky has put up for sale 222 limited edition bottles of its new 2004 Single Cask – number 263. The cask which has been maturing for the past 14 years is the first Speyburn Single Cask to […]

Oldest known bottle of Glenfarclas comes home

Oldest known bottle of Glenfarclas comes home

Wed 6th June 2018

There is a new, but old, bottle of Glenfarclas now on view at the Glenfarclas Visitor Centre in Speyside. The recently rediscovered bottle is from 1920 and is the oldest known un-opened bottle of Glenfarclas, which makes it a very important […]

Smokehead High Voltage unleashed at Smokehead Feast

Smokehead High Voltage unleashed at Smokehead Feast

Wed 6th June 2018

Smokehead Single Malt Whisky hosted an immersive evening of mind-blowing cocktails and big, bold smoky dishes last month at SWG3 in Glasgow to launch its new look and a new expression – Smokehead High Voltage. Commenting on the new expression and […]

Discover Discovery – Gordon & MacPhail’s New Range of Whisky

Discover Discovery – Gordon & MacPhail’s New Range of Whisky

Tue 5th June 2018

They say there is a whisky for everyone and family-run malt whisky distillers, Gordon & MacPhail, should know. They have been introducing people to whisky for more than a hundred years and the company has just introduced a new range ‘Discovery’. It’s […]

New Macallan Distillery has the Wow Factor

New Macallan Distillery has the Wow Factor

Tue 5th June 2018

There is now a distillery with a real Wow factor and that’s the new Macallan Distillery at Easter Elchies estate in Speyside. It’s unlike any distillery and visitor centre you will have seen before. The striking piece of contemporary architecture is […]

Fathers Day June 18th 2017

Fathers Day June 18th 2017

Sat 27th May 2017

DAD ROCKS – Fathers Day 2017 The Wee DRAM has selected some gifting ideas for dads that enjoy whisky this Fathers Day. The Glenlivet is inviting you to Say #CHEERSDAD (Picture above) Do something different this Father’s Day and join our […]

Lions get set to Roar with New Whisky & Rugby Partnership

Lions get set to Roar with New Whisky & Rugby Partnership

Tue 23rd May 2017

Whyte & Mackay is backing the The British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand. It’s the Glasgow-based brands, biggest ever international sport partnership. The British & Irish Lions boast a heritage stretching back to 1888 while Whyte & Mackay […]

Features

Visitor Centre Galore

Visitor Centre Galore

Visitor Centre Galore If you would like to find out more about whisky then why not visit a few whisky distillery visitor centres this summer? Almost half of Scotland’s distilleries are open to the public so there are visitor centres galore, […]

Isle of Arran Distillery – Lochranza

Isle of Arran Distillery – Lochranza

Isle of Arran Distillery, Arran’s first distillery, has a state of the art visitor centre which has recently been totally revamped ...

Blends a Missed Opportunity?

Blends a Missed Opportunity?

Single Malt is King? Right now, as a statement, that’s hard to argue with, and yet when you break it down, you quickly realise just how much of a fallacy it is. So, other than the obvious, what is the real […]

New Sense of Scotland 180° tour of Scotland

New Sense of Scotland 180° tour of Scotland

Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, launched the new Sense of Scotland tour at Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience in May. The revamped tour, which is a specially commissioned film, takes visitors on a stunning 180° panorama […]

Interviews

The Unstoppable Blair Bowman

The Unstoppable Blair Bowman

Blair Bowman is well on his way to being the ‘Whisky Geek’ of the moment. PJ O’Neill caught up with him to find out all his news. Blair Bowman is known the world over as the brains behind World Whisky Day, […]

Alwynne Gwilt aka Miss Whisky

Alwynne Gwilt aka Miss Whisky

Our interviewee this issue is Alwynne Gwilt, who was recently appointed whisky specialist at Wm Grants. She is now responsible for the companies Ancient Reserves Portfolio of whisky which includes the newly launched Ailsa Bay, The Girvan Patent Still, Kininvie and […]

Our Sister Websites

Dram Magazine The Scottish Bar & Pub Awards The Scottish Licensed Trade Hall of Fame