Lizzie Stewart – Scotland’s first female malt distiller celebrates retirement with “Lizzie’s Dram”

Scotland’s first female operator in Malt Distilling is celebrating her retirement in a rather ‘neat’ way. After 31 years’ service at Dalwhinnie Distillery, working in the warehouse, mash house and the still house Liz Stewart – or ‘Lizzie’ as she’s known – is hanging up her distillery operator’s overalls for retirement. In recognition of her […]

Whisky “event” next month in Cheshire

Cheshire’s Edencroft Fine Wines have announced details for their forthcoming Cheshire Whisky Event on 7th May. Aimed at both enthusiast and novice alike the event takes place at Willington Hall, sat in 17 acres of award winning formal gardens and parklands. According to the organisers, patrons will be to sample over 100 of the greatest […]

Celebrate Burns Night at the Avalon London

The Avalon Public House & Garden in Balham Hill, London, is hosting a tutored Burns Night whisky tasting tomorrow (25 January) at 6.30pm. According to their website, patrons will be invited to explore the rich and inviting flavours of over 20 varieties from the four main whisky producing regions and embark on a tour of […]

Father’s Day malt whisky gifts from Diageo

Diageo has launched gift packs from its whisky range in time for Father’s Day in the UK (June 19). The Single Malt Whisky Flavour Experience is a pack including 5cl bottles of Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, The Singleton of Dufftown and Talisker to provide samples of the four established whisky flavour categories. It will retail at £12 […]

Two new whisky tours highlight Scotland’s best distilleries

Small-group tour company Rabbie’s Trail Burners has announced two new tours designed to take in the highlights of some of Scotland’s most famous distilleries. The firm’s “Whisky Coast Explorer” tour includes visits to acclaimed distilleries in Scotland’s Highland, Islay and Island regions including Kilchoman, Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Oban. Rabbie’s “The Islay, Edinburgh and […]