The Famous Grouse release their Whisky Companion

If you’re still looking for a (non-drinkable) Christmas present, The Famous Grouse have just published a new book: “The Famous Grouse – A Whisky Companion”. Billed on their blog as “the ultimate guide to Scotland’s Favourite Whisky”, it offers an insight into how the whisky grew from relatively modest beginnings to become famous around the […]

Black Isle bring out ‘Black Islay’

Independent Highland brewery Black Isle has released an Imperial Stout aged in Bruichladdich malt whisky casks, fittingly titled ‘Black Islay’. To fit in with the brewery’s ethos, only the casks used for Bruichladdich’s organic whisky have been used. As such Black Isle are pretty sure the Black Islay is a world first – a 100% […]

Glenfarclas Movember 2011 – Master of Malt

Created from the contents of two Olorosso sherry hogsheads, this is a full-bodied whisky, from the festive house of Glenfarclas. Christmas pudding meets sherry with spice, hot wood and raisins – great for this time of year. Get your mince-pie early! The nose plays a fantastic drum-roll, for a hugely satisfying dram with a deep […]

Dewar’s Scotch Whisky produce designer “brown paper bag”

Over in the States, Dewar’s Scotch Whisky have come up with an upmarket twist to the brown paper bag used to take home spirits from the local store. The whisky company commissioned top designer Thom Browne to design them a chic version of the ubiquitous bag. Browne, best known for his minimalist design suits and […]

Bourbon Women’s Heaven Hill Dinner

Bourbon Women, the organisation for women interested in bourbon launched earlier this year, is hosting a dinner in Louisville, Kentucky next week. The “Not Your Mama’s Sunday Dinner” is at The Brown hotel, West Broadway, and will feature food paired with bourbons from the Heaven Hill Distillery, according to the Louisville Metromix site. VP of […]

Whisky socials at the Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Hotel in London’s Mayfair is offering the chance to try something different this winter and experience their whisky and food pairing evenings at just £39 per person. According to the hotel’s website, the whisky evenings aim to “welcome those new to the spirit whilst providing a greater depth of knowledge for seasoned whisky […]

Scotch Malt Whisky Society present San Francisco whisky extravaganza

Wednesday, November 9th sees the Scotch Malt Whisky Society having their Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza in San Francisco, reports thecasks.com. According to the SMWS release: “Ladies and Gentlemen are cordially invited to enjoy a connoisseur’s evening featuring over 110 rare & exceptional single malt and Scotch whiskies. “The evening includes a delicious dinner […]

“Mad Men effect” boosts whisky sales

It seems that its not just demand for premium product that is boosting whisky sales worldwide – but retro-tv is responsible too. According to new research, television series such as Mad Men, The Hour and Life on Mars, set in the 50s and 60s, which feature the characters drinking whisky have also helped to boost […]

Bowmore to host photo workshops in Whisky Shops nationwide

Bowmore has announced it is collaborating with renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior to host a series of complimentary Bowmore ‘Great Outdoors’ Photography Workshops. Hosted in conjunction with whisky specialists, The Whisky Shop, the workshops will coincide with the launch of the National Geographic UK 2011 International Photography Contest (IPC), which Bowmore is sponsoring for the […]

“Wake up! Time to… drink?”

Gadget site firebox.com are advertising the ideal gift for the whisky-drinking film buff – Harrison Ford’s whisky glass. More accurately, the square whisky glass used by Ford’s character in Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Bladerunner. After a hard day “retiring” replicants, Ford is seen retiring himself to his apartment and knocking back whisky from an iconic, […]

Sussex man wins in Old Pulteney pic competition

An amateur photographer from Sussex has won himself a bottle of Old Pulteney Malt Whisky as part of their “Wish You Were Here” photography competition. Steve Nightingale, of Rustington, entered a picture he took at Sandsend breakwaters which took second place, in Yorkshire, reports the Littlehampton Gazette. He told the paper:”To come in the top […]