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Month: September 2020

Macallan unveils final Edition Series whisky

The new Macallan Edition No.6 completes the annual range, which began in 2015. The new whisky is inspired by the distillery’s land and river. Edition No.1 celebrated the brand’s use of wood; Edition No.2 highlighted taste through a collaboration with The Roca Brothers of El Celler de Can Roca; Edition No.3 showcased aroma in collaboration with master perfumer Roja …

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New Aberfeldy Scotch Whisky Gets A French Wine Cask Finish

The Aberfeldy Scotch single malt whisky distillery was built back in 1898, drawing its water source for whisky distillation from the nearby Pitilie Burn. It is owned today by Bacardi, and includes as part of its regular portfolio 12-, 16- and 21-year-old expressions. Joining those now is what’s described as the brand’s latest limited expression, an …

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New managers at two Islay distilleries

In October, Mickey Heads, manager of Ardbeg Distillery on Islay, will retire after 13 years at the helm – leaving big boots (as well as casks) to fill. Ardbeg has announced Mickey’s successor – Colin Gordon – who is joining as distillery production manager, reporting to Pete Nelson, the distillery’s operations director. Colin brings a …

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Benriach Overhauls Its Core Scotch Single Malt Whisky Portfolio

The Benriach Distillery is associated with a whisky making heritage that dates back from 1898 when founder John Duff built it. Benriach stands on the site of the old Riach farm in the north Speyside region of Scotland, drawing water from a mineral-rich aquifer deep beneath it. Owned by Brown-Forman, the distilling team here has …

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Son, 28, whose dad gave him Macallan whisky bottle on every birthday flogs collection for ÂŁ44k to help fund first home

He decided to buy his son a bottle of single malt Scotch every year, but as the brand became more successful the price went up. Over the course of Matthew’s lifetime, Pete, who lives in Milnathort, Perth and Kinross, spent around ÂŁ5,000 on whisky – but the collection has gone up in value quite dramatically. …

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Rare Jura whisky to be auctioned off – with proceeds going to Scottish Association for Mental Health

The Jura Whisky distillery is auctioning 470 bottles of an exceptionally rare 19 year old whisky, which has been bottled to raise funds in aid of a Scottish mental health charity. The special expression, which has a full-bodied cask strength of 55 % ABV, was distilled in May 2001 and placed into Jura cask No 1708 …

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New Aberfeldy Scotch Whisky Gets A French Wine Cask Finish

The Aberfeldy Scotch single malt whisky distillery was built back in 1898, drawing its water source for whisky distillation from the nearby Pitilie Burn. It is owned today by Bacardi, and includes as part of its regular portfolio 12-, 16- and 21-year-old expressions. Joining those now is what’s described as the brand’s latest limited expression, an …

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Popular Speyside distillery Benriach unveils new look and range inspired by traditional bottles

A popular Speyside distillery has unveiled a new look for its bottles along with a new core range of whiskies. Benriach Distillery, which is known for its classic, peated and triple distilled whiskies, revealed the new packaging takes inspiration from the first Benriach Single Malt released over two decades ago. Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie and her team have …

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