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Month: August 2021

The Macallan distillery launches immersive Pioneers Experience

The Macallan Estate Pioneers Experience theatrical journey explores the 485-acre Macallan Estate, bringing to life notable characters from The Macallan’s history that have informed the Estate’s past and played a role in shaping its future. Launching on Saturday 11 September and available to book for a limited time of just four weeks, this exclusive outdoor …

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Monsters of Smoke Tour to Bring Ardbeg Whisky to Long Island

Whisky enthusiasts, here’s an event for you: Whisky brand Ardbeg is rolling through Long Island from Sept. 1 to 3 as part of its national Monsters of Smoke Tour. Ardbeg has been traveling the country since April via two oversized, all-terrain monster trucks to give whisky lovers a taste of its award-winning smoky, single malt …

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Distell debuts latest limited edition whiskies

South African drinks group Distell has revealed four new limited edition whiskies from its Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston distilleries, including a peated Ledaig 1999 bottling. Distell’s new limited edition range includes bottlings from Deanston and Bunnahabhain Islay distillery Bunnahabhain has unveiled a 2011 Aonadh (meaning ‘union’ in Scottish gaelic), a 56.2% ABV blend of Sherry-matured …

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Laphroaig Releases 2021 Càirdeas Single Malt Edition

Islay single malt whisky maker Laphroaig recently chose the virtual version of this summer’s Fèis Ìle Festival, on what they call “Laphroaig Day,” to announce the release its Càirdeas 2021 PX Edition, Pedro Ximenez Cask. Every year, a limited-edition bottling from the Càirdeas series is crafted by John Campbell, Laphroaig’s distillery manager, to celebrate the Friends of Laphroaig. He started the …

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One of world’s youngest managers appointed at 223-year-old Scots whisky distillery

One of the world’s youngest distillery managers has been appointed to head up a 223-year-old Scottish whisky distillery. Cara Gilbert, who is only 27 years and 86 days old, will be taking charge at Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull. The young distillery manager from Clackmannanshire will oversee the production of more than a million litres of …

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Highland Park’s latest release is straight from the cask

Orkney-based distillery Highland Park has launches the second in the series to its award-winning cask strength range. Highland Park Cask Strength Release No.2 will be available globally from this month. The ‘straight from the cask’ method, is whisky in its purest form, with no water added after maturation which delivers a robust and intense flavour …

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