Scotch whisky brand Glenfarclas has announced that it has extended its sponsorship of the cross country steeplechases at Cheltenham Racecourse for a further three years.
The brand has sponsored cross country steeplechase racing at the course since 2008, according to sportspromedia.com.
Charles Hamer of Glenfarclas said in a statement: “We have been delighted with the first three years of our sponsorship of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Series.
“We feel that we achieved many of our aims, particularly that of raising the public profile of the brand.
“Thus we are delighted to be renewing this relationship with Cheltenham for a further three years which will, we hope, go a long way to achieving our goal of making Glenfarclas the â€˜turn to’ malt whisky of the racing world.”
Peter McNeile, Cheltenham’s director of sponsorship, added: “We are delighted that Glenfarclas is extending its support of cross country steeplechasing.
“In addition to sponsoring races at our three biggest meetings each season, the bonus is a fascinating and exciting twist to a unique pan-European series and the news that Glenfarclas will be a major supporter of cross country racing for a further three years is a welcome boost to the sport.”
Family-owned whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail have unveiled one cask of The Glenlivet 70 Years Old at a ceremony in Edinburgh Castle.
The firm is offering whisky lovers will get the chance to own one of Scotland’s most iconic whiskies for the princely sum of £13,000 a bottle.
The single malt, which has been described as ‘voluptuous’, is being released under Gordon & MacPhail’s Generations Label as a limited edition of only 100 full-sized bottles.
David and Michael Urquhart, joint managing directors of Gordon & MacPhail, said in a statement: “Following on from the phenomenal success last year of Mortlach 70 Years Old, we decided to release this ‘sister’ Generations cask as there is clearly an enormous demand for greatly-aged scotch malt whiskies.
“This cask of The Glenlivet was laid down on 3rd February 1940, on the instruction of our grand-father, John Urquhart.
“Since then, successive generations of the Urquhart family have been waiting for today – the day it would be ready to share with fellow whisky lovers.
They added: “The ‘Glenlivet Decades’ collection revisits this special malt throughout the years, allowing whisky enthusiasts to get a real sense of how the cask and the maturation process change the character of a whisky.”
The single malt Glenmorangie Signet has won the coveted “Highland Malt of the Year”at the Whisky Magazine Awards 2011.
The Easter Ross dram received praise for its ‘regal finish’ and deep amber colour, says the Press & Journal.
Master distiller Bill Lumsden created Signet from a secret combination of the oldest and rarest Glenmorangie whiskies’, and a spirit made using heavily-roasted chocolate malted barley to give the whisky its unique character.
Lumsden said: “Signet is an icon in its own right having beaten competition from all over the world.
“Glenmorangie is all about going the extra mile and producing whisky that is unnecessarily well made.
“Glenmorangie Signet is a rich, super premium spirit that will appeal to those who seek character and depth.”
Lumsden was recently given an outstanding achievement award by the international wine and spirit competition for his work as a pioneer of wood management and cask selection.