Morrison Bowmore picks up Distiller Of The Year title

Glasgow-based Morrison Bowmore Distillers is celebrating after picking up the title of Distiller of the Year at the 2013 Icons of Whisky Awards Scotland at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House Hotel earlier this month. Morrison Bowmore, who produce the Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s single malts, was commended by the judges for transforming their business from […]

Glen Garioch opens to the public this Saturday

Glen Garioch are holding their annual Open Day this weekend, with the Distillery doors open to the public this Saturday from 10 o’clock in the morning. The distillery in Oldmeldrum, near Inverurie, will host an exhibition and competition of local school children’s photography as well as craft stalls and tea, coffee and cakes. In addition […]

Scotland take on Japan at The Whisky Show

Details in of another of the masterclasses at The Whisky Exchange’s London Whisky Show in October, with whisky writer Dave Broom taking patrons on an expedition from Scotland to Japan. Dave will be talking afficionados through the history of whisky distilling in Japan and how the malts produced there have evolved over the last 90 […]

Morrison Bowmore adds to award winning year

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has added a further Gold medal to their extensive collection of awards for their whisky range this year. The Glasgow-based company is the producer of four major brands of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies – Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s – and possesses over 200 years of whisky making experience combined. Their […]

Line-up of top drams for Edinburgh announced

The line up of whiskies which will be available at Whisky Luxe in Edinburgh in September has been announced, and contains samples which retail for more than £700 a bottle. Featured on the line-up are Fettercairn 40 Years Old (£730 a bottle), a special selection of rare or limited editions of Jura bottlings (up to […]

Glen Garioch release 1995 small batch release

Glen Garioch have released a new 1995 vintage small batch release single malt. The latest release, only the sixth special edition from the distillers, was distilled just after Glen Garioch re-opened in 1995 after being mothballed for two years and used some of the last barley to be malted and peated on-site at the Oldmeldrum […]

Glen Garioch supply airline with exclusive malt

Aberdeenshire distillery Glen Garioch has been chosen by Air France KLM with a special whisky to celebrate the airline’s recent success. Air France KLM is the market leader in Scotland, flying 1.2 million people in the last year and carrying 1 in 4 long haul passengers, according to their media release. Senior staff visited Glen […]

Glen Garioch to release travel retail exclusive 1997

Glen Garioch is to produce a limited edition vintage malt from the year the distillery re-opened. The Glen Garioch Vintage 1997 will be available exclusively in duty free and travel retail, reports Whisky Magazine’s site. They quote Rachel Barrie, master blender at Morrison Bowmore, describing the new whisky as: “Spices and a sweet and juicy […]

Morrison Bowmore celebrates award-winning year

Morrison Bowmore Distillers, the Scotch whisky arm of Japanese drinks company Suntory, are celebrating their success at a number of prestigious industry awards this year. The Glasgow-based company, which produces Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and McClelland’s, picked up three titles at the World Whiskies Awards, one Gold and two Double Gold awards at the San […]

Two for one on tickets for Manchester Whisky Fest! 2012

The Whisky Lounge has released tickets for their Manchester Whisky Fest in September – and is offering two tickets for £40 to the first forty customers. The largest whisky festival in the north of England, the Manchester Whisky Fest takes place at The Palace Hotel on Oxford Street, where the guys from The Whisky Lounge […]

Campari America takes on distribution for Morrison Bowmore’s McClelland’s brand

Morrison Bowmore have announced that. Effective 1 Junee 2012, Campari America will take on the exclusive US import and distribution rights for their McClelland’s single malt whisky range. Campari America, formerly Skyy Spirits, already distributes Morrison Bowmore’s Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch malts in the USA. According to their press release, McClelland’s has grown to […]

Morrison Bowmore to push Glen Garioch in travel retail

Morrison Bowmore Distillers are to invest heavily in the travel retail sector in a major push for their Glen Garioch single malt brand. Travel retail and duty free manager, Paul Hunnisett, said in a press release: “Travel retail is the perfect environment for luxury spirits like single malt and Glen Garioch’s success in 2011 has […]