Sullivans Cove named Australasian Distiller of the Year

Tasmania’s Sullivans Cove has picked up the title of Australasian Distiller of the Year at the inaugural Wizards of Whisky blind tasting in London earlier this month, with the distiller’s whiskies also collecting one Gold and four Silver medals. Founded by world-renowned whisky writer and commentator Dominic Roscrow to recognise and reward excellence in whisky […]

Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts fails to beat auction record

The latest bottle of the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts to be auctioned has failed to beat the auction record set by a bottle in New York earlier this year. The 55 year old whisky, one of only eleven bottles created, sold for $52,000 compared to the $94,000 raised by the bottle sold in New York. […]

St Louis to host Whiskey in the Winter

The city of St Louis will host its own whisky festival later this year with Whiskey in the Winter: St. Louis’ Whiskey Festival. Taking place on 1 December at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, the festival will feqature more than 150 whiskies from around the world including single malt and blended Scotch, […]

Bell’s offers Help for Heroes

Diageo’s Bell’s whisky brand is to raise £1million for the British services chairty Help for Heroes. The whisky brand, the top selling blend in the UK, are producing a limited-edition bottle featuring the Help for Heroes logo and the Gaelic battle cry ‘Afore Ye Go’. Off Licence News quoted the charity’s co-founder, Bryn Parry, as […]

Grant’s sponsors ITV4 programming

Grant’s blended whisky has announced a £2m sponsorship deal with digital TV channel ITV4. The brand will feature before 26 hours of programming such as Minder, The Professionals and The Saint under the tagline “Grant’s Sponsors TV of Character on ITV4”. Senior brand manager Oliver Dickson, said: “The campaign will have fantastic reach against our […]

Dewar’s launches global contest for ad account

Bacradi’s Bewar’s blended whisky have put their global advertising account out to review as they attempt to challenge the likes of Diageo’s Johnnie Walker and Pernod’s Chivas Regal. The company has approached top agencies to pitch for their business in the US, China and Japan – three of the biggest Scotch markets in the world. […]

New whisky bar opens in Brisbane

Queenlander Keith Batt is bringing a little bit of Tasmania to Brisbane with the opening the Australian city’s first dedicated whisky bar – named after Tassie’s Nant Distillery. The Nant Whisky Bar in Brisbane’s Emporium Precinct carries more than 150 single malts from around the world including Scotch, Irish, Japanese and, of course, Australian. Nant’s […]

The Scotch Whisky Experience takes a trip to St Andrews

The Scotch Whisky Experience is going on the road and taking their Whisky Training School to St Andrews next month. The one day course, which will immerse those attending in the history, lore and science of whisky making, will take place at the town’s Old Course Hotel on Thursday, 29 November. According to the Whisky […]

The bell finally tolls for the last Bell’s decanter

With Diageo having announced that last year would mark the last ever Bell’s Christmas Decanter, collectors are advised to get in quick if they want to pick up a bit of history. The origins of the decanters goes back to the 1920s with both Royal Doulton and Copeland Spode having been involved in their production […]

New peated spirit gives a glimpse at the future of Glen Moray

The Whisky Exchange have just taken delivery of a new product from the often overlooked Glen Moray Distillery – with Batch 1 of their ‘Peated Spirit’. Glen Moray used to be part of Glenmorangie, but after they were bought out by French luxury LVMH it was sold off along with the company’s blended whisky assets […]

Glenmorangie sees US sales double since 2008

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 […]