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Distillery Re-Awakened After 130 Years

Highland

The new Wolfburn distillery, situated just 350m from the original 19th Century Thurso site, has been successfully commissioned and production of fine single malt whisky has commenced. Construction of the Wolfburn buildings has been carried out by a group of local contractors, with the inner workings being crafted by Forsyths of Rothes, the world-leading distillery fabricators. Building work began in …

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Glenmorangie sees US sales double since 2008

Highland

Glenmorangie single malt saw sales grow 37% in the USA last year, which has seen their sales in America nearly double since 2008. The single malt, distributed by Moët Hennessy USA (MHUSA), sold 71,000 cases in 2011, making them the fourth-biggest selling single malt Scotch in the US market, reports the Shanken News Daily. Brian Cox, MHUSA’s vice president, Rising …

Diageo announces Glen Ord expansion plans

Highland

Diageo has announced today that they have submitted a planning application to expand their Glen Ord Distillery, near Muir of Ord just north of Inverness. The expansion is part of Diageo’s £1billion investment in Scotch whisky production which was announced in June and will include at least one new distillery in either Moray or Ross-shire. Glen Ord will benefit from …

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Balblair release Gathering Place exclusive malt

Highland

Balblair have announced a special release single malt available only to members of The Gathering Place, their online community of fans. The Balblair 1990, Cask 1463 is unique in that the cask had been previously used to mature an Islay malt, making this Balblair with a smoky twist! According to the distillers, on the nose it is sweet, smoky and …

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Win the new Glengoyne core range

Highland

To mark the launch of their new website and expanded core range, Glengoyne are offering one lucky fan the chance to win a bottle of each of their core bottlings. The Highland distillery has added a new cask strength expression , along with a 15-year-old and 18-year-old, to their Glengoyne 10, 12 and 21. Over on the site, they are …

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Glengoyne add three new single malts to collection

Highland

Glengoyne is to expand its range of single malts with the release of three new expressions in November, according to a Scottish newspaper. The Herald reported that the Highland distillery will add a cask strength malt as well as a 15-year-old variant and an 18-year-old to replace the now discontinued Glengoyne 17YO. Owners Ian Macleod Distillers have introduced the three …

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Dalmore Constellation Collection released in US

Highland

The Dalmore have unveiled their Constellation Collection in the USA with a special launch at the Spec’s in Houston, one of the largest wine, spirits and fine food retailers in Texas. The Collection consists of 21 individual vintage expressions, created between the years 1964 to 1992, with each housed in a spectacular hand-blown crystal decanter, engraved by hand and adorned …

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Glen Ord registers growth in visitor numbers

Highland

Glen Ord Distillery, in Ross-shire has reported visitor numbers growing by six per cent in the last year, according to figures released by parent company Diageo. The figures were released last week by Scottish tourism minister Fergus Ewing MSP, and showed growth of 14% over Diageo’s distilleries as a whole. Glen Ord welcomed 20,180 guests through their doors in the …

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Visitors up at Royal Lochnagar

Highland

  The number of visitors to the Scotch whisky distillery which sits next to the Queen’s Balmoral Estate has grown by more than a fifth in the last year. Diageo’s Royal Lochnagar Distillery welcomed 14,289 visitors through their doors in the last 12 months, up 20.7% on the previous year, reports The Donside Piper. The figures were announced by Fergus …

Tullibardine signs deal to turn waste into fuel

Highland

Tullibardine Distillery has signed a deal with a biofuel company to become the first whisky distillery in the world to have its by-products turned into fuel capable of powering petrol or diesel vehicles. They have signed a memorandum of understanding with Celtic Renewables Ltd, a spin-out company from the Biofuel Research Centre (BfRC) at Edinburgh Napier University, who were formed …

Glasgow woman wins Glengoyne short story competition

Highland

A married care home manager from Whiteinch in Glasgow is contemplating a new career as a crime writer after she won a national competition sponsored by Glengoyne single malt. Sarah Reynolds’ story, Natural Causes, came out top in Glengoyne’s Bloody Scotland short story competition winning her tickets to the crime writing festival of the same name in Stirling last week. …

Whisky Marketplace TV returns

Highland

Online whisky comparison site, Whisky Marketplace, has released the latest episode of their WMP TV broadcasts, following a short break for the summer. Available through their site www.whiskymarketplace.co.uk , the episodes of WMTV have taken viewers into a personal and in depth interview with some of the most knowledgeable and prominent figures in the Whisky business with the latest episode …