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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 […]

Whisky Cocktails – A dram on the Rocks

Whisky Cocktails – A dram on the Rocks

Fri 26th May 2017

A dram on the rocks or an adventurous whisky cocktail, how do you drink the nation’s favourite tipple? Whisky aficionados across the globe have noticed a shift in attitude towards the famous amber nectar. While anything other than water or ice […]

Old Forester takes starring role in Kingsman

Old Forester takes starring role in Kingsman

Thu 25th May 2017

Old Forester takes starring role in new Hollywood blockbuster, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Old Forester, America’s first bottled bourbon, has partnered with upcoming film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle due to be released on 22nd September 2017. The film is a sequel […]

What is Your Drink IQ?

What is Your Drink IQ?

Thu 25th May 2017

DRINK iQ is a new e-learning tool, launched by drinks giant Diageo, to provide consumers with the information they need to make positive decisions about drinking responsibly and tackle myths about drinking alcohol. The tool is available from today on DRINKiQ.com […]

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 […]

VisitScotland Map Highlights Whisky Movie’s Sites

VisitScotland Map Highlights Whisky Movie’s Sites

Mon 22nd May 2017

Ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of the folk in Whisky Galore? Now you can. VisitScotland has created a map highlighting the locations used in the new film version of Whisky Galore! The movie, which is based on the 1947 […]

Cutter Boat Sets Sail to Sing?!

Cutter Boat Sets Sail to Sing?!

Mon 22nd May 2017

A restored cutter boat owned by independent scotch whisky company Murray McDavid and built in 1954, is setting out on the first ever singing voyage, taking opera ‘doon the watter’, to the marinas down the Clyde. Interestingly, the boat already has […]

New Sense of Scotland 180° tour of Scotland

New Sense of Scotland 180° tour of Scotland

Mon 22nd May 2017

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 […]

Ardbeg Day Plunges Deep Under the Sea

Ardbeg Day Plunges Deep Under the Sea

Mon 22nd May 2017

Islay malt Ardbeg is already planning its 2017 Ardbeg Day celebrations. On 3rd June, the Distillery will pay homage to the sea surrounding Islay and the mythical sea creatures that live beneath. The organiser say that participants in Ardbeg Day will […]

Jura’s Tastival showcases whisky and food

Jura’s Tastival showcases whisky and food

Wed 11th May 2016

Isle of Jura’s annual Tastival, its contribution to Islay’s Feis Ille, will showcase pairing whisky with food as well as craft beers and tours of the distillery. Jimmy’s, the renowned London pop-up restaurant by TV farmer Jimmy Doherty, will be curating […]

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 […]

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