Jura Superstition wins ‘Whisky of the Year’ title

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 […]

Bowmore celebrate a “momentous month”

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 […]

The Whisky Exchange add new bottling to Elements of Islay range

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 […]

Bowmore release oldest ever Islay malt

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 […]

Kilchoman release second batch of 100% Islay

Kilchoman Distillery, the youngest on Islay, has launched the second edition of their 100% Islay single malt. The new release, made with barley grown and malted on the island, has been aged for at least three years in a combination of fresh and refilled Bourbon barrels, with half the vatting being four year old malt […]

Win a bottle of The Laddie 16 with Instagram photo competition

Having launched a new accoount on pic-sharing site Instagram, Bruihcladdich are giving amateur snappers the chance to win a bottle of The Laddie Sixteen to give their new page a bit of a lift-off. The Islay distillers are asking fans to send them a “geotagged” pic of a bottle of their single malt in the […]

Unique Ardbeg whisky to be auctioned for Edinburgh hospice

St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh is to auction of a unique bottle of whisky to raise funds for an essential rebuild. The unique Ardbeg expression comes in a one-off bottle created by Scottish-born jewellery designer Maeve Gillies and will be auctioned at the Hospice’s ‘Live Life Ball’ in October. The whisky, called ‘AOIBHINN’ which means […]

Lagavulin announce Islay Jazz Festival bottling

Following the success of their 2011 release, Lagavulin Distillery have announced they will be releasing a special 15-year-old single malt for this year’s Islay Jazz Festival. The new expression will be on sale to ticket holders during the festival which takes place between 14 and 16 September. The bottling, which like last year’s release carries […]

Bowmore team up with River Cottage experts

Bowmore has teamed up with John Wright, the UK’s leading foraging expert, and top chef Gill Meller, both from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, to launch a series of seafood and dessert recipes to match up with the Islay single malt. The recipes have been created using forageable ingredients and include Bowmore dry cured oak and […]

The Port Charlotte 10 year old available from The Whisky Shop

The Whisky Shop has now taken in stock of the 10 year old Port Charlotte – the peated Islay malt from Bruichladdich. With the latest release of Bruichladdich’s peated expression Port Charlotte has finally come of age, with the first ten year old edition since the Islay distillery re-opened under new ownership. According to the […]