Sullivans Cove named Australasian Distiller of the Year

Tasmania’s Sullivans Cove has picked up the title of Australasian Distiller of the Year at the inaugural Wizards of Whisky blind tasting in London earlier this month, with the distiller’s whiskies also collecting one Gold and four Silver medals. Founded by world-renowned whisky writer and commentator Dominic Roscrow to recognise and reward excellence in whisky […]

St Louis to host Whiskey in the Winter

The city of St Louis will host its own whisky festival later this year with Whiskey in the Winter: St. Louis’ Whiskey Festival. Taking place on 1 December at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, the festival will feqature more than 150 whiskies from around the world including single malt and blended Scotch, […]

Bell’s offers Help for Heroes

Diageo’s Bell’s whisky brand is to raise £1million for the British services chairty Help for Heroes. The whisky brand, the top selling blend in the UK, are producing a limited-edition bottle featuring the Help for Heroes logo and the Gaelic battle cry ‘Afore Ye Go’. Off Licence News quoted the charity’s co-founder, Bryn Parry, as […]

Grant’s sponsors ITV4 programming

Grant’s blended whisky has announced a £2m sponsorship deal with digital TV channel ITV4. The brand will feature before 26 hours of programming such as Minder, The Professionals and The Saint under the tagline “Grant’s Sponsors TV of Character on ITV4”. Senior brand manager Oliver Dickson, said: “The campaign will have fantastic reach against our […]

Dewar’s launches global contest for ad account

Bacradi’s Bewar’s blended whisky have put their global advertising account out to review as they attempt to challenge the likes of Diageo’s Johnnie Walker and Pernod’s Chivas Regal. The company has approached top agencies to pitch for their business in the US, China and Japan – three of the biggest Scotch markets in the world. […]

New whisky bar opens in Brisbane

Queenlander Keith Batt is bringing a little bit of Tasmania to Brisbane with the opening the Australian city’s first dedicated whisky bar – named after Tassie’s Nant Distillery. The Nant Whisky Bar in Brisbane’s Emporium Precinct carries more than 150 single malts from around the world including Scotch, Irish, Japanese and, of course, Australian. Nant’s […]

The Scotch Whisky Experience takes a trip to St Andrews

The Scotch Whisky Experience is going on the road and taking their Whisky Training School to St Andrews next month. The one day course, which will immerse those attending in the history, lore and science of whisky making, will take place at the town’s Old Course Hotel on Thursday, 29 November. According to the Whisky […]

The bell finally tolls for the last Bell’s decanter

With Diageo having announced that last year would mark the last ever Bell’s Christmas Decanter, collectors are advised to get in quick if they want to pick up a bit of history. The origins of the decanters goes back to the 1920s with both Royal Doulton and Copeland Spode having been involved in their production […]

New Indian single malt released

One of India’s biggest distillers has released a new single malt whisky, available in the UK through The Whisky Exchange. John Distillers Limited produce India’s biggest selling domestic whisky brand, Original Choice, and the new malt is produced and matured in the Indian state of Goa. Paul John is a single cask release, aged for […]

New Zealand whiskies score at Wizards of Whisky Awards

The New Zealand Whisky Collection has collected a clutch of awards at the inaugural Wizards of Whisky World Whisky Awards, despite not actually having a distillery at the moment. The Collection is made up of 400 barrels which was bought up after the liquidation of the Willowbank Distillery near Dunedin, which closed in 1997. Since […]

Asia’s largest whisky bar opens in Singapore

The Singapore market for whisky seems to be booming, with the opening of the largest whisky bar in Asia. Quaich Bar already operate an outlet at the island’s at Waterfront Plaza and have just opened a second at Resorts World Sentosa. The new Quaich Bar consists of 8,000 square feet over two storeys, including the […]