Author Archives: Kenny Smith

Honours for Tamdhu at at World Whiskies Awards 2020

Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky is celebrating another industry award after scooping a top accolade at the final of the highly regarded World Whiskies Awards 2020 competition. The Tamdhu Distillery Manager’s Single Cask was crowned as the World’s Best Single Cask, Single Malt Whisky during the digital awards ceremony. Sandy McIntyre, Tamdhu Distillery manager, wasContinue Reading

Social distancing? Brush up on your whisky knowledge

Peter Ranscombe goes back to school to put the online ‘focus on flavour’ module from Edinburgh Whisky Academy through its paces. REGULAR readers will know that my geekiness knows few bounds when it comes to wines and whiskies. I even put myself through the diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the equivalentContinue Reading

Dewar’s distillery helps ambulance service

A Scotch whisky distillery is diverting its alcohol into helping the NHS. Bacardi has expanded its commitment across countries and brands to help produce more than 237,000 gallons (900,000 litres) of hand sanitisers, as worldwide demand continues to exceed supply in efforts to reduce the risk of Covid-19. This week, eight Bacardi-owned manufacturing sites acrossContinue Reading

Whisky society offer online tastings and drams

Whisky society offer online tastings and drams

The world’s leading whisky club is helping to lift spirits by bringing its community of whisky lovers together with home tastings, online masterclasses and guidance on how to survive this unprecedented period of isolation. In uncertain times, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is helping to keep spirits high by setting up an online Members’ RoomContinue Reading

New portal to help whisky industry create sanitiser

The Scotch Whisky Association is launching an online portal to help with the supply of hand sanitiser to frontline health and social services, emergency services, local communities and other industries in need of it across the UK. A number of Scotch whisky producers can either supply high-strength alcohol for the production of hand sanitiser orContinue Reading

Darnley’s Gin create sanitiser for local community

Darnley’s Gin has completed its first-ever production of hand sanitiser to support the most vulnerable in the East Neuk of Fife during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. Created on the site of Kingsbarns Distillery on the outskirts of St Andrews under the direction of Darnley’s gin distiller, Scott Gowans, and Kingsbarns head whisky distiller, Peter Holroyd,Continue Reading

Scotch whisky firm give a $1million boost

Scotch whisky Chivas has announced that due to the current global coronavirus outbreak, this year’s Chivas Venture $1 million fund will be distributed evenly amongst the 26 global finalists with immediate effect. Now in its sixth year, the Chivas Venture gives away $1m in no-strings funding to startups who blend profit with purpose to haveContinue Reading

Old Particular Easter limited edition revealed

Old Particular Easter limited edition revealed

Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled an exciting new bottling exclusively for its website. With only 155 bottles released, this very limited edition Old Particular Single Cask celebrates the arrival of spring -and much needed hope. The single cask selected for this special bottling is an Invergordon 22 Years Old Single Grain at a naturalContinue Reading

Essence of Harris and Isle of Harris Distillery unite

Essence of Harris and Isle of Harris Distillery unite

Public facing workers in the Western Isles are being given a boost in the battle against coronavirus by two island businesses. They will soon receive alcohol-based hand sanitiser free of charge from Essence of Harris, the award-winning Scottish candle and home fragrance company. The production team is busy bottling thousands of units of hand sanitiserContinue Reading

Last Drop complete Glenrothes trilogy with 1970

Last Drop complete Glenrothes trilogy with 1970

The Last Drop Distillers has announced the launch of its eighteenth release, the 1970 Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky. Last Drop’s whose mission is to seek out parcels of fine and rare spirits from forgotten corners of the world. These single casks were distilled in 1970 and complete the trilogy of Glenrothes Single Malts. TheContinue Reading