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The Three Drinkers welcomed by whisky society

The Three Drinkers welcomed by whisky society

The world’s leading whisky club, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, will feature in the new series of Amazon Prime’s travelogue show with a drinks twist, The Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky. In an upcoming episode, presenters and professional drinks writing trio Helena Nicklin, Aidy Smith and Colin Hampden-White are treated to some rare single maltContinue Reading

1500 bottles of rare whisky available in promotion

1500 bottles of rare whisky available in promotion

Whyte & Mackay are giving fans the chance to win a rare bottle of 50 Year Old blended Scotch whisky estimated to be worth £5000 each. The award-winning whisky makers are releasing the extremely rare liquid as part of their ongoing 175th birthday celebrations. Instead of selling the rare bottles through retailers, Whyte & MackayContinue Reading

Putting Scotland on the gin map with new website

A new tourism business which will literally put Scotland’s gin industry on the map has been launched. And Ginspired Scotland is predicting that the growth in gin tourism could mean at least a £6 million boom for the industry. The brainchild of Liz Robson, ginspiredscotland.com is an independent website which shows all of Scotland’s ginsContinue Reading

The Dalmore 60 marks 180 years of whisky making

The Dalmore 60 marks 180 years of whisky making

The Dalmore is marking 180 years of whisky making with the release of a rare, limited edition 60 year old single malt whisky. The Dalmore 60 Year Old has been created from two twin casks – the last casks of the great Mackenzie era – which have been lying in repose side by side inContinue Reading

The best way to keep your gin safe is… in a safe

Edinburgh Gin has launched a limited-edition ‘gin safe’ that transforms the gift of gin into a personalised game, making unwrapping Christmas presents more magical than ever. Exclusively available via edinburghgin.com/shop, each gin safe is a hand-crafted, clear box that arrives with a 70cl Edinburgh Gin bottle inside – either Classic, Rhubarb & Ginger, Lemon &Continue Reading

J&B Rare champions the Hard Seltzer cocktail

J&B Rare champions the Hard Seltzer cocktail

Blended Scotch whisky J&B Rare is changing perceptions of whisky drinking by championing the latest trend in whisky cocktails – the Hard Seltzer. J&B Rare say their smooth blended Scotch is transformed by the addition of tonics or sodas and a touch of bitters. Experts, Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison believe Hard Seltzers (as theyContinue Reading

First wave revealed for National Whisky Festival

First wave revealed for National Whisky Festival

The National Whisky Festival of Scotland has announced the first wave of exhibitors set to appear at the fourth annual Glasgow instalment next year, as part of Celtic Connections 2020. Taking place at the city’s SWG3 on Saturday 25 January, the festival will span two impressive tasting floors spread across the TV Studio and GalvanizersContinue Reading

Six of the best budget beating festive bottles

Peter Ranscombe picks wines to toast Christmas and Hogmanay without breaking the bank. CHRISTMAS is expensive enough without feeling the pressure to spend a fortune on bottles that – let’s face it – may be quickly forgotten in amongst the feasting and family and friends. If you’re going to sit down and enjoy a bottleContinue Reading

Five year celebration for Kingsbarns Distillery

Five year celebration for Kingsbarns Distillery

Fife’s Kingsbarns Distillery is toasting its five year milestone. Kingsbarns Distillery, producer of the recently launched Dream to Dram single malt, is toasting its fifth anniversary this week and the global success of its whisky to date. Opened in 2014 after the three year renovation of a derelict farm steading in the East Neuk ofContinue Reading

The Garden offers the perfect festive season gin

The Garden offers the perfect festive season gin

Gin enthusiasts and cocktail connoisseurs in Edinburgh are invited to explore Kimpton Charlotte Square’s blooming oasis, The Garden. It is partnered with Ramsbury Estate Distillery to offer the most Instagram-able G&T experience yet. The luxury hotel announced its new partnership with the installation of a pop-up bar equipped with a lush floral wall complete withContinue Reading