McTear’s whisky auction this Wednesday

McTear’s auction house in Glasgow will be hosting their latest auction of rare & collectable whisky, wine & port this Wednesday (19 September), starting at 10.30am. Wednesday’s auction has listed 500 lots of rare, collectable and every day drinking malts, blends and wines, including a Laphroaig 30 Year Old from D. Johnson & Co. (estimated […]

Douglas Laing releases for September 2012

Independent bottlers, Douglas Laing & Co have announced a mixed bag of releases for September 2012 with new bottlings for their Old Malt Cask, Provenance, Premier Barrel, Old & Rare and Director’s Cut ranges. In addition they have three advanced samples out for upcoming Old Malt Cask lines and three 20cl flasks of whiskies for […]

Sample some “rare and unusual” Islays at this year’s Whisky Show

More details are beginning to emerge of what is happening at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London on the weekend of 6-7 October. Among the masterclasses, visitors to the show are being invited to partake of some Rare and Unusual Islay Classics with Mario Groteklaes, of Belgian distributor and bottler The Nectar. According […]

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 […]

Laphroaig add extra Feis Ile event

Over on Twitter, Laphroaig’s Distillery Manager John Campbell has announced an extra event for their open day as part of the Feis Ile/Islay Festival 2012. On Tuesday 29 May, Campbell will be joined by Robert Hicks and Simon Brooking as well as Fred Noe of Jim Beam, and John Cashman of Connemara Irish whiskey for […]

Beam Inc. named as Importer Of The Year

The American drinks company which owns Laphroaig has been named 2012 Importer of the Year in the US at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Beam Inc, most famous for Jim Beam bourbon, own the Islay whisky as well as the Teacher’s blended Scotch brand. They also recently purchased Ireland’s Cooley Distillery. At the […]

Teacher’s and Laphroaig announce promotion with Delhi Duty Free

In a move to tempt more travellers in India to move to their Scotch whisky brands, Beam India have announced a “mega promotion” on their Teacher’s and Laphroaig brands. International travellers at Delhi’s airport can pick up an exclusive Sheaffer Pen with two bottles of Teacher’s Highland Single Malt, an exclusive back pack with two […]

Inverness Whisky Festival this weekend

As well as gorging on chocolate eggs this weekend, if you’re in the Highlands of Scotland you have the chance to experience some cracking whisky too at the Inverness Whisky Festival. The festival takes place at Balblair Farm, near Inverness, tomorrow (Saturday 7 April) where you will get the opportunity to taste whiskies from a […]

Whisky and food pairing dinner at Ambrette

Michelin-starred chef Dev Biswal is to serve a special 7-course meal matched with whisky at his Ambrette restaurant in Margate, and Ambrette@Rye in the historic Cinque Port. The menu, inspired by a trip north of the border, includes kedgeree prepared with Tullibardine; Lamb marinated in spices and Laphroaig single malt; Halibut prepared with coconut, mustard, […]

Whiskies go under the hammer for more than £90k

The most recent sale of rare and exclusive whiskies at Glasgow’s McTear’s auction house saw more than £90,000 change hands for bottles of amber nectar. The total was generated from 500 lots, including classic examples of The Macallan, Highland Park and Laphroaig, which attracted huge interest and big prices – with a rare 1951 Macallan […]

The Whiskey Place discounting Laphroaig and Talisker lines

New York online retailer The Whiskey Place, has announced a new promotion on its stock of Laphroaig and Talisker products. Laphroaig is produced on the island of Islay, in the Inner Herbrides of Scotland. Islay malt is particularly distinctive to whiskey drinkers; known to boast a powerful smoky flavor originating from the peat with which […]

Beam boosts dividend for shareholders

Beam Inc has increased the dividend for its shareholders as it starts its first full year as a standalone drinks producer. The company will pay 82 cents per share, up 6 cents on 2011, reports the Chicago Tribune. The company formed from the break up of Fortune Brands last year and consists of the latter’s […]