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AUCHENTOSHAN SINGLE MALT WHISKY LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION RELEASE OF SILVEROAK 1990

Lowland

Auchentoshan, Scotland’s only triple distilled Single Malt Scotch Whisky, will add to its travel retail range with a new limited edition release of the Auchentoshan Silveroak 1990. Therefore the second release of the Auchentoshan Silveroak expression demonstrates the increase in complexity associated with longer maturation. Established in 1823, Auchentoshan triple distils every drop meaning the spirit produced reaches 81.5% ABV, …

The Whisky Barrel add to Burns Malt range

Lowland

Whisky retailer The WhiskyBarrel.com have added a new 21 year old Littlemill to their Burns Malt range. Littlemill is one of the many closed distilleries in Scotland, and even burned down in 2004, so supplies are becoming rarer by the year. The 21 year old was bottled from a single sherry cask which provided the Edinburgh retailer with only 60 …

Morrison Bowmore adds to award winning year

Lowland, Trade News

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has added a further Gold medal to their extensive collection of awards for their whisky range this year. The Glasgow-based company is the producer of four major brands of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies – Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s – and possesses over 200 years of whisky making experience combined. Their Auchentoshan Three Wood has collected …

Auchentoshan Whisky Festival in ten days time

Events, Lowland

You still have ten days to pick up tickets for Auchentoshan Distillery’s third annual whisky festival on Saturday 16 June. Following the success of the previous two festivals, the distillers will be opening the doors to the general public with an array of entertainment including music, comedy, cookery and of course, whisky!! As well as having the chance to try …

Auchentoshan sales lead to 20 year high

Lowland, Trade News

Auchentoshan Distillery has seen production rise to 720,000 bottles a year on the back of growing overseas sales. The distillers told local paper The Clydebank Post that they were “ecstatic” with the figures, which represented a twenty-year high for the Morrison Bowmore facility. Distillery manager Alistair McDonald told the paper: “It’s an excellent time to be part of the industry …

Auchentoshan Whisky Festival this June

Lowland

Auchentoshan Distillery is bringing back its whisky festival this June, and this eear intend it to be bigger and better than ever. The distillery, near Glasgow, will host the festival on 16 June from 12 – 8pm. Full details are still to be revealed, but highlights include Auchentoshan master classes, guided tours of the distillery and live music as well …

Auchentoshan celebrates Scotland’s “other national bard”

Events, Lowland

For Burns Night this year, Auchentoshan is doing something a little different – by hosting suppers celebrating Scotland’s other “famous” poet – William Topaz McGonagall. The series of alternative Burns Suppers at bars and restaurants across the UK, entitled ‘Auchentoshan Presents… The William McGonagall Burns Supper’, will be dedicated to McGonagall and his slightly more (ahem…) “challenging” poetry. As Scotland’s …

Auchentoshan reveals US and UK finalists for “Auchentoshan Switch”

Lowland

Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the names of the 20 US and 20 UK finalists in their “Auchentoshan Switch” transatlantic bar swap competition. Launched in August, this is a bartender talent search where two outstanding barkeeps in the US and the UK will switch places and countries for two weeks to work in one of either New …

The Sky is the limit for fearless whisky worker

Lowland

A worker at Chivas Brothers Kilmalid bottling plant has raised over £1000 for veterans’ charity Erskine with a sponsored parachute jump. Donald Jenkinson (57), who has worked for Chivas Brothers in Dumbarton for 37 years, undertook the hair-raising challenge at Strathallan airfield in Perthshire, where he was able to get coast-to-coast views of Scotland as he hurtled to the ground. …

Deanston Distillery hosts Ken Loach film

Lowland

Top British director Ken Loach has been filming his latest movie at a Stirling distillery. Loach – whose previous hits have included Kes, Ae Fond Kiss and My Name is Joe – shot scenes for “The Angel’s Share” at Burn Stewart’s Deanston Distillery near the city. And in return his production company have donated £2000 to Deanston distillery manager Callum …

Hart Brothers release commemorative Littlemill

Lowland

The Independent botttlers Hart Brothers have released a royal wedding commemorative single malt. The 20-year-old whisky comes from the Lowland distillery of Littlemill. One of those vying for the title of “oldest Scotland’s distillery”, Littlemill claims to have started production in 1772. Having been mothballed between 1984 and 1989, the distillery then closed in 1994 and is now mostly in …