Article Tag: whisky

Blends a Missed Opportunity?

Blends a Missed Opportunity?

Tue 23rd May 2017

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 look and name – Johnnie Walker Platinum

New look and name – Johnnie Walker Platinum

Tue 23rd May 2017

Super-premium blended whisky Johnnie Walker now has a Platinum Label in the shape of its relaunched 18 year old blended whisky – it also has a new look. As you might expect from a ‘Platinum’ whisky it is priced at the […]



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 […]



Activities galore in Speyside

Activities galore in Speyside

Mon 16th May 2016

The words ‘Speyside is famous for Whisky’ reverberate around travel and whisky magazines the world over. Because Speyside truly is one of the places on the planet where there are more whisky distilleries than any other. More than half of Scotland’s […]



Second site for Isle of Arran

Second site for Isle of Arran

Fri 13th May 2016

Isle of Arran Distillers is planning a second site on the opposite side of Arran which will include a visitor centre, pot stills for distillation and warehousing. The new site is situated on the location of a 19th century distillery that […]



Laphroaig introduces “Lore”

Laphroaig introduces “Lore”

Thu 12th May 2016

Laphroaig has unveiled new single malt, Laphroaig Lore, inspired by the legend of Laphroaig. Drawn from a variety of casks including first-fill bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry hogsheads, the new expression is described as the richest of the rich. […]



The Ballygrant Inn adopts Lochside gantry

The Ballygrant Inn adopts Lochside gantry

Wed 11th May 2016

The award-winning whisky bar at The Ballygrant Inn in Islay, has adopted the gantry that was previously in situ at The Lochside Hotel. The hand carved gantry now takes pride of place in the Inn’s function suite. Father and son team, […]



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 […]



Music-inspired 808 has ‘youth appeal’

Music-inspired 808 has ‘youth appeal’

Tue 10th May 2016

A new whisky brand aimed at young, open-minded men and women, 8O8 Whisky, has been launched by a group of music and lifestyle figures. Music producer and DJ TommyD, businessman Paul Pullinger, Warner Music UK CEO Max Lousada, whisky expert Jonathan […]



Fancy being a whisky tasting guinea pig?

Fancy being a whisky tasting guinea pig?

Tue 10th May 2016

If you fancy being a whisky tasting guinea pig, get down to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh’s Queen Street on World Whisky Day which this year takes place on 21st May. For the second year running, Edinburgh University is […]