Rise in visitor numbers at Glenkinchie

Glenkinchie distillery near Pencaitland enjoyed a seven per cent increase in visitors last year. Rhona Paisley, manager of Glenkinchie Visitor Centre, told the East Lothian Courier that the site welcomed 24,465 visitors in 2010. Rhona told the newspaper: “We are delighted by the increase in visitor numbers we have seen over the past year at […]

Auchentoshan to release 1975 Bourbon Matured whisky

Auchentoshan has announced that it will release a rare limited edition Bourbon Matured 1975 next month. This special whisky has been matured for 35 years in fine North American Oak casks. Hannah Fisher Brand Manager for the Auchentoshan 1975, confirmed that the whisky will be limited to just 500 bottles. She said in a statement: […]

Demijohn hails arrival of Bladnoch 20 Years Old Single Malt

Whisky retailer Demijohn has hailed the arrival of the 20 Years Old Bladnoch Single Malt, says a report. The distillery, which was once owned by drinks giant Diageo, is now independently run by Raymond Armstrong and he is supplying the retailer with a cask of their rare whisky. Demijohn believe that the Bladnoch 20 Years […]

New visitor centre at The Deanston Distillery

Burn Stewart Distillers have applied for planning permission to create a new visitor centre at their Deanston Distillery. The firm has lodged a submission with planners at Stirling Council to turn a former canteen building into the visitor attraction, says the Stirling Observer. Burn Stewart believes that the new development would generate six full-time positions […]

Auchentoshan Distillery releases commemorative ‘Blitz’ whisky

Auchentoshan Distillery is to release a special whisky to commemorate the anniversary of a World War II bombing raid. The distillery will release 70 bottles of their 12-year-old malt to mark 70 years since sections of the Mountblow facility were hit by 18 German bombs during the Blitz. Andrew Rankin, Auchentoshan Distillery operations director, told […]

Fife micro distillery receives planning permission

A historic steading on Cambo Estate nears Kingsbarns in Fife has received planning permission to be turned into a micro-distillery. Doug Clement and his team at the Kingsbarn Company of Distillers have been working on the project to create the distillery and visitor centre at the 18th century steadings for over two years. He told […]