Rare malt auction at the Inverness Whisky Festival 2011

Highland

Organisers have announced the full line-up of events at The Inverness Whisky Festival 2011. The event will celebrate the finest whiskies from the Highlands and Islands in the rural surroundings of Bogbain Farm close to the outskirts of the city. The Inverness Whisky Festival line-up includes exhibitions, whisky talks, ceilidhs and a performance by the Blazin’ Fiddles. One of the …

Gordon & MacPhail unveil The Glenlivet 70 Years Old

Highland

Family-owned whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail have unveiled one cask of The Glenlivet 70 Years Old at a ceremony in Edinburgh Castle. The firm are offering whisky lovers will get the chance to own one of Scotland’s most iconic whiskies for the princely sum of £13,000 a bottle. The single malt, which has been described as “voluptuous”, is being released …

Glenmorangie Signet wins ‘Highland Malt of the Year’

Highland

The single malt Glenmorangie Signet has won the coveted ‘Highland Malt of the Year’ at the Whisky Magazine Awards 2011. The Easter Ross dram received praise for its “regal finish” and deep amber colour, says the Press & Journal. Master distiller Bill Lumsden created Signet from a “secret combination of the oldest and rarest Glenmorangie whiskies” utilising high-roasted “chocolate” malted …

Grants unveil new premium packaging designs

Highland, Trade News

William Grant & Sons Ltd has unveiled their new “premium packaging” designs for their award winning Grant’s Sherry Cask Finish and Grant’s Ale Cask Finish. The whiskies now feature neck labels which provide information about Grant’s Master Blender, Brian Kinsman, the Grant’s coopers and detailed production notes. The bottles will also be encased a new “luxury carton” which will also …