The Glenrothes reveals ‘Extraordinary Casks’

The Glenrothes have unveiled the first release in their new Extraordinary Casks range, a 1970 vintage single malt. The distillery, owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd, is famous for releasing vintage malts and the new range has come about after they bought back a number of casks from the 1960s and 1970s which were held […]

Glenglassaugh launch Massandra Collection

Aberdeenshire distillers Glenglassaugh have launched a series of limited edition single malts which have been aged in casks sourced from the Massandra winery in the Crimea, which specialises in fine fortified wines. Each of the five whiskies in the range have developed unique characteristics from the time they have spent in the Massandra casks – […]

Gordon & MacPhail release second batch of Glenlivet 70 Years Old

Independent bottlers Gordon & MacPhail have released the second, and final, batch of their Glenlivet 70 Years Old single malt Scotch whisky. The pinnacle of their Generations range, the Glenlivet 70 was originally launched in March of this year at Edinburgh Castle, with all 100 decanters selling out quickly to customers around the globe. The […]

New Glenglassaugh visitor centre opens

Glenglassaugh Distillery in Aberdeenshire has marked the next stage of the re-development it s seen since re-opening in 2009 with the launch of its new visitor centre. The new visitor attraction consists of a café, tasting room and a retail outlet featuring the entire range of Glenglassaugh single malts. In a media release, Glenglassaugh MD […]

Balvenie launches 17 Year Old DoubleWood

Speyside whisky-maker Balvenie has released a 17-year-old variant of their Doublewood expression as part of the celebrations to mark Malt Master David Stewart’s 50 years at the distillery. The whisky has been matured first in American oak barrels – which impart soft, sweet vanilla notes – before being transferred to European oak sherry casks to […]

The Macallan unveil “Gold”, first in line of no age statement whisky

In a long-heralded move, The Macallan this week released their new Macallan Gold, the first in their new range of no age statement single malt whiskies, The Macallan 1824 Series. The Macallan announced some months ago their plans to replace entry level malts, such as their ten year olds, with no age statement bottlings. The […]

Balvenie release fifty year old expression

To celebrate Malt Master David Stewart’s 50 years with the distillers, Balvenie have released a special limited edition fifty year old single malt. The Balvenie Fifty comes from cask 5576 at the distillery – a European oak sherry hogshead which has been at Balvenie as long as David himself. David said of the release: “Cask […]

… or win a bottle of Glenrothes 1988?

Over on their website, STV have teamed up with the Glenrothes Distillery to give viewers a chance to win a bottle of their 1988 Vintage Single Malt. The Glenrothes produces a limited range of vintage whiskies alongside their non-vintage Glenrothes Select Reserve. According to the distillers, vintages from the seventies and eighties are extremely rare, […]

Glenfarclas looking for production manager/ess

J&G Grant are currently advertising for a new production manager/ess for their Glenfarclas Distillery in Banffshire. Based at the Speyside distillery, J & G Grant are an independent, family owned company producing the award-winning Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The successful applicant will take responsibility for all practical aspects of whisky production and warehousing as […]

BenRiach heads east to break Mongolian market

The boss of a Scotch whisky firm is flying east to try sell his single malts in Mongolia as they seek to boost exports to emerging markets. Bill Walker, of the BenRiach Distillery Company, is going to the Asian nation with a government trade delegation to present whisky tastings, reports the BBC Scotland website. Mr […]