Ken Loach will film ‘whisky’ thriller in Scotland

Acclaimed file director Ken Loach will soon come to Scotland to film a dramatic new thriller set at a whisky distillery. Sources told The Scotsman that Loach had initially wanted to film Paul Laverty’s story, which centres around the auction of a barrel of rare whisky, at the Bruichladdich distillery on Islay. Problems with filming […]

The Balvenie launches Rare Craft Roadshow

The Balvenie has announced a year-long initiative to discover craftsmen and artisans across the US who maintain a dedication to the practice and preservation of traditional crafts. The Balvenie Rare Craft Roadshow will see brand ambassadors Andrew Weir and Nicholas Pollacchi travel the length and breadth of the United States to seek out and honour […]

Distillery tour competition at Bushmills

Colum Egan is offering two friends the chance to work alongside him for two weeks at the Bushmills Distillery in Ireland. The firm is launching the special prize as part of the ‘Make it 2 Bushmills on St Patrick’s Day, 17th March’ promotion. Colum said in a statement: "More than 100,000 people visit our distillery […]

Balvenie launches online whisky academy

Balvenie has announced that it has opened an online academy for whisky enthusiasts. The project hopes to help provide information to help neophytes and aficionados gain a “greater depth of knowledge” about the production and enjoyment of malt whisky. Sam Simmons, The Balvenie Ambassador and academic, told the official website that the academy will launch […]

Glenfarclas extends Cheltenham Racecourse sponsorship

Scotch whisky brand Glenfarclas has announced that it has extended its sponsorship of the cross country steeplechases at Cheltenham Racecourse for a further three years. The brand has sponsored cross country steeplechase racing at the course since 2008, according to Charles Hamer of Glenfarclas said in a statement: “We have been delighted with the […]

Rare malt auction at the Inverness Whisky Festival 2011

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 […]

Whisky festival to launch in Las Vegas

US entrepreneur and whisky enthusiast Mahesh Patel has announced that he will be hosting the inaugural Universal Whisky Experience at the Wynn Encore Resort and Casino in Las Vegas later this month. The event, which takes place on March 18 and 19, will offer US whisky connoisseurs with an opportunity to sample some of the […]