The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old Malt: Achieves a World Auction Record for a bottle of whisky

On 29 November 2018, The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old presented in a unique bottle painted by the Irish artist Michael Dillon (estimate on request) sold for £1,200,000 / $1,528,800 / €1,352,400 in Christie’s Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits auction in London, achieving a world auction record for a bottle of whisky. In 1926 John Logie […]

The Glenlivet explores new frontier with launch of Cognac finish

The Glenlivet is set to re-assert its credentials as the definitive Single Malt Scotch whisky with the release of a contemporary new expression, Captain’s Reserve, a Single Malt selectively finished in high-quality Cognac casks. The launch is set to push the boundaries of modern Scotch through its distinctive cask combination. Captain’s Reserve is the result of […]

The Glenfiddich Highball: bringing back the spirit of summer

Glenfiddich introduces the Glenfiddich Highball, with a sharp sweetness and a crisp edge that signals the transition from day to night. Inspired by the classic highball pairing of pairing whisky with soda – a combination first explored in 1890 – the long serve pairs Glenfiddich 12 YO with a premium soda and a lemon twist. […]

Gemma Paterson appointed new Global Ambassador of ‘The Balvenie’

The Isle of Lewis native spent the last two years as The Balvenie Ambassador for East Coast USA Gemma will take over the reins from previous Global Ambassador Sam Simmons. After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2011 with a degree in Russian Language and Slavonic Studies, Gemma spent time at The Balvenie distillery, […]

Tullibardine wins fourth industry award this year for cask-strength expression

The most recent single malt to be released by Tullibardine, The Murray, has been recognised with its fourth prestigious industry award in this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition, where it has been awarded a silver medal for excellent quality. The Murray (2004) has been making waves in the industry since being released in late […]

Why Food and Drink is the Treasure of Speyside

It contributes a staggering £16.55m to the local economy every year and employs over 3,500 people: there’s no escaping the fact that food and drink is big business on Speyside. This tiny corner of Scotland has a population of just 90,000 but it punches above its weight when it comes to gastronomy. The region is […]

The Macallan 65YO Limited Edition in Lalique

The Macallan and Lalique are delighted to present the sixth and final masterpiece from their prestigious The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection, distributed by Maxxium UK. The ‘Peerless Spirit’ decanter represents the concluding chapter in the story of The Macallan’s foundation stones, the elements that define the character of this extraordinary single malt. The final decanter […]

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva – Caribbean Rum Cask

Since 2000 Glenfiddich has become the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Owned by William Grant & Sons, the company will soon be unveiling a new look for their Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva. Patiently matured for 21 years on site at the distillery in Dufftown, the Glenfiddich is a beautiful, traditional Speyside […]

Glenfiddich’s Malt Mastermind – 2013

Glenfiddich’s Malt Mastermind competition is back for the fourth year running, but for the first time, the on-trade’s most passionate whisky enthusiasts will battle for the prestigious title in Dufftown, Scotland – the birthplace of the UK’s most awarded single malt. The search for the Malt Mastermind of 2013 calls on true whisky enthusiasts to […]

1953 Glenfarclas to Commemorate the Queen’s Coronation

Speciality Drinks Ltd will launch their latest bottling today. A very special crystal decanter filled with a single cask 1953 vintage Glenfarclas Single Malt Whisky, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6th February […]