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Kilchoman – Release 2007 Vintage

Islay

Islay’s independent farm distillery, Kilchoman, is to release the oldest whisky to date. Only 10,000 bottles of the limited edition 2007 Vintage will be made available worldwide and it is expected to sell quickly. Anthony Wills, managing director of Kilchoman, said: “This is an exciting development and sees us enter a long-awaited period in our history. Although we’re a relatively …

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Bowmore 1957 fails to sell

Islay

The oldest bottle of Islay whisky ever put up for auction failed to sell on Wednesday, after failing to reach the reserve price of £100,000 put on it by producers Bowmore. The hammer came down on the 54-year-old bottle of Bowmore 1957, one of only 12 produced, at £80,000, but the producers declined to sell it for that price as …

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Charity whisky sells for £27,000

Islay

A special one-off bottle of Ardbeg has sold in an Edinburgh charity auction for £27,000. The Ardbeg Aoibhinn, was a one-off bottle created by Glenmorangie and Ardbeg’s director of distilling and whisky creation, Dr Bill Lumsden, and selected by whisky writer Charles Maclean. It came in a bespoke decanter made by jewellery designer Maeve Gillies. The whisky was one of …

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Jura Standing Stone released

Islay

Following a sneak preview at the end of last week on the Whisky Israel site, Jura distillery officially launched their 30 year old single malt whisky on Monday. The Standing Stone, or ‘Camas an Staca’ in Gaelic, is named after a 12 foot standing stone on the island believed to have been laid some 3,000 years ago by the earliest …

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Islay malt predicted to sell for over £150K

Islay

All eyes in the whisky world will be on Edinburgh this Wednesday when the first bottles of the recently released Bowmore 1957 go up for sale at Bonhams. The 54-year-old Islay malt is the oldest ever bottled by the distillery, or any other on the famed whisky island and has a reserve price of £100,000. But some whisky watchers are …

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Win the ultimate Bowmore adventure

Islay

Bowmore single malt are offering the chance for two friends to win the ultimate Bowmore adventure on the majestic island of Islay. Along with Brand Advocates Ken Hames and Colin Prior, the winners will enjoy a unforgettable five day trip to the island. From surviving on an uninhabited island overnight to photographing majestic eagles at dawn, this trip will be …

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Jura to release 30 year old malt

Islay

News has leaked out of the next planned expression to be released by the Isle of Jura Distillery – a 30 year old single malt! While visiting the distillery earlier this year the author of the whiskyisrael.co.il blog got to try a sample of the upcoming malt and has let slip a few pertinent details in his latest posting. The …

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Jura Superstition wins ‘Whisky of the Year’ title

Islay

UK specialist chain The Whisky Shop has announced that Jura Superstition has collected their “Whisky of the Year” title for 2012, as voted for by customers and staff. To celebrate the win, The Whisky Shop has put up a few free bottles for grabs for fans on Facebook. To be in with a chance of winning one, go to their …

Bowmore celebrate a “momentous month”

Islay

Bowmore Distillery, the oldest on the whisky isle of Islay, is celebrating what they are calling a “momentous” month in Spetember – after releasing two of their rarest ever whiskies and picking up three prizes at the Icons of Whisky (Scotland) Awards. As well as their ‘sublime’ Fino Cask 1964 single malt, Bowmore released the oldest Islay malt ever bottled …

The Whisky Exchange add new bottling to Elements of Islay range

Islay

The Whisky Exchange have released a new Bruichladdich bottling to their Elements of Islay range of single malt whiskies. The Elements of Islay range consists of whiskies given an “element” symbol derived from the distillery of origin followed by a batch number – so the new whisky, Br4, is the fourth batch released by them from Bruichladdich. The Elements of …

Bowmore release oldest ever Islay malt

Islay

Bowmore Distillery, the oldest still working on Islay, has announced the release of its oldest ever expression – the exceptionally rare Bowmore 1957, 54 Years Old. Distilled in 1957 and bottled in 2011, only 12 bottles have been produced with bottles No. 1 and No. 2 to be sold at auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh and New York to raise …