Cooper king Distillery starts Whisky Production

Press Release..   Yorkshire’s self-built distillery begins whisky production   A Yorkshire-based start-up distillery announced that distillation of its inaugural single malt whisky has begun. Based in Sutton-on-the-Forest, Cooper King Distillery has made the announcement following news that it sold out of its pre-order whisky casks after just 10 days of sales.   The highly…

Douglas Laing Unveils Super-Premium XOP “The Black Series”

Press Release…   Douglas Laing Reveals Super-Premium XOP “The Black Series” Single Cask Scotch Whisky Award-winning Scotch Whisky creators, Douglas Laing & Co, today announce a brand extension to the Xtra Old Particular Single Cask Scotch Whisky range: XOP The Black Series. The new, luxury packaging employs monochromatic colourways complemented by gold foil detail, said to…

Glen Moray has Father’s Day covered for you..

Press Release..   Glen Moray Distillery has an excellent range of affordable whiskies for every budget, which makes their whisky the perfect Father’s Day Gift:   Glen Moray Elgin Classic Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky – £22 for 70cl ABV: 40%   In celebration of the age old tradition of maturing whisky in the…

MALT WHISKEY DISTILLING BEGINS AT ROE & CO DISTIllERY

  Press Release..     MALT WHISKEY DISTILLING BEGINS AT ROE & CO DISTILERY AHEAD OF OPENING TO VISITORS THIS MONTH    10 JUNE 2019: Diageo Reserve’s premium Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co, is set to open the doors to a new €25 million urban distillery and visitor experience this month, located in the former…

Not backing down..

It always brings a little smile when I receive some of the snotty comments that have been hitting my spam inbox recently, well I say recently it has been going on for a while.. Id just like to make it clear though that if you can’t be bothered to add a name or email address…

Press Release..   BULLEIT FRONTIER WHISKEY UNVEILS WHISKEY & WINGS SERIES   Diageo Reserve’s award-winning Kentucky whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon, has announced a Whiskey & Wings partnership series in collaboration with leading restaurants in London, in May. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has worked with the five venues to develop bespoke chicken wing recipes to perfectly match a…

TALISKER WILD SPIRIT BARTENDER COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Press Release..   TALISKER WILD SPIRIT BARTENDER COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES   24 April 2019: Following the launch of its Wild Spirit bartender training tour earlier this month, Talisker’s all-new competition is now open for entries. Diageo Reserve’s premium scotch whisky from the Isle of Skye, Talisker, announced the launch of the progressive evolution…

Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky wins World Whiskies Award

Press Release..   Glen Moray Distillery is delighted to announce that Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, launched in the UK at the end of 2018, has won the Speyside 12 Year Old and Under category at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.   “The Speyside 12 Year Old and Under is a very prestigious category containing some exceptional…

Scotlands oldest distillery is ….

Press Release.. Scotland’s oldest licensed distillery revealed   Littlemill Distillery has long laid claim to an extensive and fascinating history, but new historic documentary evidence unearthed from the archives now conclusively proves that it was the oldest licensed whisky distillery in Scotland.   For over 220 years a date stone on the gable end of…

Cooper King marks International Day of Forests by planting hundreds of local trees

Cooper King distillery marks International Day of Forests by planting hundreds of local trees   Award-winning Yorkshire gin and whisky distillery Cooper king has donated over £1,000 to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) to plant 115 new trees to mark International Day of Forests. North Yorkshire-based Cooper King Distillery is a self-built venture run…

Slane Tripple Casked to be available in UK for St Patrick’s Day

Press Release..   SLANE IRISH WHISKEY IN-STORE ACROSS UK FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY Slane Irish Whiskey is taking its signature Triple Casked blend across the Irish Sea to share its unique St Patrick’s Day story and spirit, with its first supermarket listings in the UK. In time for Ireland’s national holiday 306 Waitrose stores and…

Bunnahabhain Distillery Begins 10.5 million Transformation

Press Release..   BUNNAHABHAIN DISTILLERY TRANSFORMATION BEGINS – £10.5 million investment programme over three years –   A three year refurbishment programme has begun at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay, as its owners, spirits and wine producer, Distell International invests £10.5m in an extensive upgrade and refresh of the iconic distillery. Located in the most northerly…

Burns Night.. A celebration of Robert Burns..

Anyone who is interested in the Scottish history will have heard the name of Robert Burns.. Born 25th January 1759 in Alloway Scotland, Rabbie as more commonly known is probably the most famous poet to come from Scotland, and is also known by the names of “the bard of Ayrshire” or “ploughman poet” but whatever…

2019 and beyond

Hello again and welcome to 2019.. It has taken a little longer than I expected for me to sit down again and want to write something more on whisky in 2019 and let’s face it we are well into January already.. The year actually started in the same way as 2018 ended and that was…

2018 – Memories, Friendship and disappointment..

As 2018 draws to an end most bloggers decide what the highlights have been, write it down and publish.. Well it’s my turn to write a few thank you messages, maybe some apologies and of course the obligatory highlight that made 2018 the year it has been.. 2018 kind of set off with a lot…

The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk

Press Release..   J. & G. Grant are proud to unveil The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, which is believed to be the most expansive single collection ever released by one distillery. Following on from the hugely successful Family Cask collection, the distiller has gone one step further by releasing The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk – which…

12 Bottles for Christmas…

It’s that time of year again when we all start to think about presents for friends, family and of course a little something for ourselves!! So here is a small list of bottles I would recommend, these will of course only be bottled readily available and in what I think of as reasonable price bracket…

Deanston debuts alongside The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime

Press Release..   Deanston debuts alongside The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime   Deanston distillery is set to hit small screens in a brand new series on Amazon Prime called ‘The Three Drinkers’, with the highland single malt launching the first episode of the series, which will premiere on Monday 26th November. This four-part series…

Whisky Snobbery

Have you noticed the shift in the whisky world recently?  How some distilleries think the product they are selling is no longer a drink for the masses but a real luxury that the average man or woman should feel privileged to be in the presence off .. A product that the average person should no…