Jura offers island trip for superstitious US fans

Jura Whisky is offering US fans the chance to win a trip to their island home off the West coast of Scotland with their “Finding Superstition” sweepstakes. The Isle of Jura is considered to be steeped in superstitions and lore, and US whisky buffs need only register on the Jura website and find the 13 […]

Laphroaig Live takes on Oktoberfest

This year’s Laphroaig Live, the Islay distiller’s annual online tasting and webcast, will come from the Munich Oktoberfest at the end of this month. Distillery Manager John Campbell will be joined by Bernhard Schafer, of the German chapter of the Keepers of the Quaich, whisky marketplace supremo Pierre Thiebaut and Allied Distillers’ Master Blender Robert […]

Ardbeg officially launches Galileo

Today, 1 September, saw the official launch of the Ardbeg Distillery’s hotly awaited Galileo limited edition single malt. Produced to celebrate the Islay malt being taken into space aboard the International Space Station, the single malt is a special vatting of different styles of Ardbeg laid down in 1999, all married together to give a […]

Ardbeg Galileo at Single Malts Direct

Like all the other whisky specialists, Single Malts Direct are excitedly awaiting the arrival of the new Ardbeg Galileo. Bottled to celebrate the founding father of astronomy, the heart of this limited edition Ardbeg has been matured in ex Marsala casks from Sicily, balanced with first fill ex bourbon casks. The tasting notes on the […]

Galileo lands at The Whisky Shop on 1st September

One of the most anticipated malt whisky releases of this year – despite there being little or no “official” information about it being released – is the Ardbeg Galileo, created to mark the Islay malt’s venture into space aboard the International Space Station. Whisky chain The Whisky Shop have announced that they are now taking […]

Talisker launch Atlantic Challenge at Cowes with Anneka Rice

TV presenter Anneka Rice teamed up with trans-Atlantic rower, Simon Chalk, and his prospective team-mate, Gemma Cambell, to row an ocean-going boat past the Isle of Wight at Cowes earlier this week. The same boat will be rowed 3,000 nautical miles, from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in December 2013, as part […]

Bruichladdich appoint Australian distributor

Having recently moved into the duty free market, Bruichladdich is planning expansion into Australia with the appointment of SouthTrade International to import and distribute their brands. The distributors plan to initially launch five different expressions from the Islay distiller – including their 10 Year Old and Laddie Classic – as well as the distiller’s Botanist […]

Sample some “rare and unusual” Islays at this year’s Whisky Show

More details are beginning to emerge of what is happening at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London on the weekend of 6-7 October. Among the masterclasses, visitors to the show are being invited to partake of some Rare and Unusual Islay Classics with Mario Groteklaes, of Belgian distributor and bottler The Nectar. According […]

Arran Distillers see £3million cash boost

Isle of Arran Distillers are to up production of their whisky following gaining £3 million in additional funding. The distillery, one of the youngest in Scotland, secured the loan from the Clydesdale Bank, reports the scotsman.com website. The distillery intend to build new warehousing, following a record year which saw them exceed £3m in sales […]

Bowmore seeking feedback on new website

Bowmore Distillery are asking fans to give them feedback on their new website, which they launched earlier this year. The new interactive site, at www.bowmore.com, has been up and running for a couple of months now and is the home of their online fan club, The Inner Core, and though the distillers are very pleased […]

Bowmore’s “European Tour” 2012

Islay distillery Bowmore has just released a breakdown of the various events they will be attending throughout Europe this Autumn. Highlights in September include the Copernicker Whiskyherbst in Berlin, the highly exclusive Whisky Luxe at Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience, Whisky Live in Paris and the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival. In October the distillers are […]