The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 – London

For a fifth year, the show will be returning to London to bring whisky alive in new wonderful ways. Welcoming back Martine Nouet to oversee the running of this year’s Whisky Marketplace, we will be pushing the boundaries of whisky pairing by going beyond simple taste and smell. We will also be welcoming back the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Jameson Black Barrel rolled out to new states

Pernod Ricard in the USA are encouraging Irish whiskey drinkers to trade up with the roll-out of their Jameson Black Barrel variant. Jameson Black Barrel contains a higher proportion of sherry-matured, pot still whiskeys which have been blended with grain whiskey matured in charred American oak casks from the Wild Turkey bourbon distillery. The ‘darker, […]

The Macallan launch Annie Leibovitz edition in New York

The luxury Bowery Hotel saw the US launch of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition in the artist’s home city of New York. Leibovitz attended the launch along with Scottish actor Kevin McKidd, who stars in the pictures she took The Macallan Masters Of Photography campaign around the Big Apple. Guests were treated […]

Glenlivet Master Distiller named Festival Ambassador of the Year Award

Alan Winchester, the master distiller at Glenlivet Distillery, was this week awarded with the Festival Ambassador of the Year title by the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – given to the person, community or company who has contributed most to the Festival. During his career in the whisky industry, Alan has worked at or been […]

Ex-chair of Macallan puts his collection under the hammer

McTears in Glasgow have a few extra stories to tell about some of the single malts up for sale at their next whisky sale, as they are helping to auction off the collection of the man who used to run Macallan. Allan Shiach was the chairman of Macallan-Glenlivet in 1996 when the distillery was bought […]

Less than a month left for Spirit of Speyside photo competition

How do you fancy winning yourself a pair of VIP tickets to the opening dinner of next year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival? Along with £150 in cash and some exquisite Benromach single malt? Entries for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Photographic Competition, sponsored by the Benromach Distillery, are still being accepted up until […]

SMWS tees up golfing and whisky experience

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has teamed up with Golf East Lothian to provide a unique dining experience for the golfer searching for the ideal ’19th hole’ near Scotland’s capital. Golfers can now enjoy themed whisky dinners and tastings at the SMWS Members Rooms in Edinburgh and Leith after playing a round or two at […]

Snap up the last tickets for Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival

Friday, 26 October sees the sixth annual taking place at the city’s Rivers Casino and the last few tickets have been released online. Intended for over 1,600 guests, the festival offers the chance to enjoy all your vices in one place as you sample liquors, gamble, and nosh on delicious eats. General Manager, Dale Markham, […]

Malt Whisky Extravaganza dates and details released

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America has released the Fall schedule for their Single Malt and Scotch Whisky Extravaganza. Unlike other major whisky shows in the States, the Extravaganza tends to be lower key and more informal, with fewer exhibitors and whiskies to try but more time to enjoy chatting with the distillers and […]

Compass Box at the London Whisky Show

Award winning whisky blender Compass Box will once again be attending next month’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show at London’s Vinopolis. The Whisky Show runs over the weekend of 6-7 October and the Compass Box crew will be there showcasing their full range of whiskies including their newest limited release : the award-winning rock and roll […]