VCL Vintners

Month: March 2021

New stillhouse at Ardbeg is awash with whisky tradition

Ardbeg Distillery have unveiled their new purpose-built stillhouse. The new stillhouse will increase the distillery’s capacity significantly. Retaining the character of Ardbeg was at the heart of this project, so the new stills were designed to the exact specification as the old ones – right down to the millimetre. Every nut, bolt and rivet had …

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VCL Vintners signs distillery exclusivity deal

VCL Vintners is delighted to announce a five-year deal of exclusivity with the renowned and award-winning Annandale Distillery, situated in Southern Scotland. The deal will entitle VCL Vintners to half of Annandale’s output each year – some 276,000 litres – for sale to investors. In a market that has traditionally been closed off to outsiders …

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£6m investment to reintroduce floor maltings and direct fire heating to Glen Garioch whisky Distillery

The firm behind a hugely popular Aberdeenshire whisky distillery has announced plans to invest heavily in return to more traditional production processes. Global drinks giant Beam Suntory say they intend to invest £6 million in Glen Garioch distillery in Oldmeldrum in a bid to reintroduce floor maltings and direct firing to the wash still as well as reducing the distillery’s carbon …

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The last-ever bottling of The Glenrothes’ 50-year-old whisky was sold at a charity auction for £39,000

There will always be a sense of bittersweet finality that comes along with endings. Graduation. Break-ups. Skimming past the last sentence of a favourite new book. The last-ever bottling of The Glenrothes’ 50-year-old whisky — the distillery’s oldest single malt whisky release yet — went to auction last month. The hammer struck; and so, a …

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