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InchDairnie begin distillation of Scotland’s first rye whisky in 100 years

Innovative distillery InchDairnie have announced that their first distillation is to be a single grain rye. The whisky is to be called Ryelaw and marks a return of rye whisky to Scotland.

@Pierre
8th Dec 2017
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SMWS reveals The Vaults Collection, a new range of rare whiskies

Members-only independent bottler, SMWS, ups its game with The Vaults Collection – a new series of prestigious whiskies.

@Pierre
25th Sep 2017
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Macallan's new distillery to begin production in late 2017

The Macallan's new home is expected to fire up its stills later this year with the doors opening to visitors during the spring of 2018.

@Pierre
20th Jul 2017
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Video: #ConnosrAsks - Community questions for High West Distillery

The first in a new series of #ConnosrAsks videos – with questions for High West Distillery from the Connosr community

@Pierre
28th Jun 2017
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Video: High West Distillery – interview with Justin Lew

We caught up with Justin Lew to learn more about High West, the challenges of distilling whiskey in Utah, and to find out what the future holds for this unique distillery.

@Pierre
27th Jun 2017
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Rock Oyster & Timorous Beastie come of age with new 18 year old limited editions

Independent bottlers, Douglas Laing, have expanded their Remarkable Regional Malts range with a pair of limited editions – Rock Oyster 18 Year Old & Timorous Beastie 18 Year Old.

@Pierre
12th Jun 2017
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Teeling unveil Brabazon Series #01, a limited edition sherry cask single malt

The first release in Teeling's new Brabazon Series is a sherry cask matured single malt, limited to 12,500 bottles

@Pierre
12th May 2017
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Launch of new Shackleton Blended Malt draws attention to plight of Antarctica

Whyte & Mackay launched a new blended malt last week at an event hosted by explorer Tim Jarvis – the global brand ambassador for Shackleton Whisky.

@Pierre
4th May 2017
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Diageo Special Releases 2017 revealed ahead of schedule

In response to speculation about this year's offerings, Diageo have revealed details for nine of the 2017 Special Releases collection.

@Pierre
25th Apr 2017
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William Grant & Sons acquire Tuthilltown Spirits, producer of Hudson Whiskey

The New York State distilling company Tuthilltown Spirits, home of the Hudson whiskey brand, has been bought by Scottish distilling giants William Grant & Sons.

@Pierre
20th Apr 2017
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World Whiskies Awards winners announced: top prize goes to Scotland

The World Whiskies Awards results for 2017 have been declared with Craigellachie crowned World’s Best Single Malt.

@Pierre
6th Apr 2017
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BenRiach releases a cask strength peated edition to expand its core range

Speyside distillery, BenRiach, releases a new expression to bolster its core range this week. Natural strength, peated malt, free from colour and chill filtration.

@Pierre
29th Mar 2017
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Construction work begins at The Dublin Liberties, Ireland's latest distillery

The expansion of Irish whiskey production shows no sign of slowing as global demand for whiskey and the appetite for Irish spirit continues.

@Pierre
24th Mar 2017
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Did alcohol help shape civilisation? New theory suggests link to human evolution

Why is alcohol so intertwined with human culture? A recent article discusses the theory that booze helped to shape the early high civilisations.

@Pierre
20th Mar 2017
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Whisky Galore! movie remake set for cinema release in May 2017

The 2016 remake of the classic Ealing whisky comedy, Whisky Galore!, is to be released in UK cinemas this May.

@Pierre
17th Mar 2017
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"World's oldest whisky" Glenlivet 1862 goes on sale, a priceless drop of history

This week sees the release of the "world’s oldest whisky" which can be purchased, in very small quantities, packaged in an unusual manner.

@Pierre
16th Mar 2017
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The Macallan Urwerk Flask: marketing stunt or engineering masterpiece?

This week sees the release of a £2,000 whisky flask. It's the result of a joint venture between self-proclaimed 'disruptive Swiss watchmakers' Urwerk and Scotch Whisky distillery, The Macallan.

@Pierre
10th Mar 2017
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Ardbeg Kelpie will be available for committee members this month

A scary, shape-shifting, creature is coming our way. Is that a sea monster or a new whisky from Ardbeg? You’ll need to be an Ardbeg Committee member to find out.

@Pierre
10th Mar 2017
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Bushmills unveil Red Bush 'Bourbon Cask Whiskey' for the U.S market

Just in time for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Ireland's oldest working distillery is to release a new blend, aimed squarely at the American whiskey drinker's palate.

@Pierre
10th Mar 2017
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