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New blended whisky is guaranteed to be Waterproof

New blended whisky is guaranteed to be Waterproof

MacDuff International has launched its new blended malt Scotch whisky, named Waterproof. Waterproof aims to stand out from the crowd, as the bottle is yellow, while the contents are sourced from a handful of top distilleries. The sherry-influenced whisky is batch bottled at higher than normal strength, while its name and look have been inspiredContinue Reading

These pancake pairings are flippin’ marvellous

Whether you’re serving savoury or sweet fillings, renowned tosser Peter Ranscombe has donned his pinnie to pair pancakes to wines. PREPARE for an #earworm to be stuck in your head – because it’s pancake day, it’s pancake day, it’s p-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-pancake day. And, as Sir Tony Robinson and Danny John-Jules taught us, it’s time to grabContinue Reading

Scots distillery to auction cask for Australian crisis

Lindores Abbey Distillery will auction one of its exclusive Australian casks to raise money for the victims of the devastating Australian wild fires this week. The cask, a 300L LPA American Hogshead, was previously filled with Australian De Bortoli 15 y/o Muscat and will be auctioned online through Whisky Auctioneer who have generously waived theirContinue Reading

Famous Grouse was top-selling whisky at Christmas

The Famous Grouse has overtaken Jack Daniels to become Britain’s top-selling whisky by value. The whisky enjoyed an outstanding Christmas in the UK off-trade, with sales topping £71m – making it the number one whisky in the UK, according to figures from Nielsen ScanTrack, with Off-Trade Total Coverage. The whisk(e)y category in total was valuedContinue Reading

Call for early removal of all tariffs on whiskies

America’s 25% tariffs imposed on EU goods, including single malt Scotch whisky, is to stay in place. The Scotch Whisky Association has now urged the UK and US Governments to hold talks, to try to resolve the dispute. The tariffs on a variety of produced was imposed on 18 October on EU goods, which alsoContinue Reading

Harvey Nichols ready to welcome the ambassador

Harvey Nichols Edinburgh is to welcome the Glenfiddich Ambassador to Scotland to a special event. Mark Thomson, will be hosting the latest unique dinner in their perennially popular Supper Club series. The four-course whisky dinner will celebrate several delicious whiskies from Glenfiddich. The evening will start with a specially created whisky cocktail – or non-alcoholicContinue Reading

Whisky exports surge despite backdrop of uncertainty

Whisky exports surge despite backdrop of uncertainty

The Scotch Whisky Association has revealed industry export figures for 2019, showing worldwide growth. The figures, compiled from HRMC export data, show that the export value of global Scotch whisky exports grew by 4.4% to £4.91bn, an increase of £208m compared with 2018, with growth in more than 106 of its global markets. The numberContinue Reading

Johnnie Walker ‘crown jewels’ displayed for first time

Johnnie Walker ‘crown jewels’ displayed for first time

Treasured historical artefacts from the roots of the world’s number one Scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker, are to go on public display for the first time in Kilmarnock – the town where the story began 200 years ago. It was in Kilmarnock in 1820 that young John Walker set out in business with the opening ofContinue Reading

Highland Park exclusive for World Duty Free and Heathrow

Highland Park exclusive for World Duty Free and Heathrow

Highland Park has created an exclusive single cask whisky bottling for World Duty Free and Heathrow. This extremely limited whisky – just 642 bottles available – is launching today (20 February) and will be available exclusively at the World of Whiskies main stores in all four terminals at the airport. Filled on the 13th MarchContinue Reading

‘The Perfect Collection’ auction sets whisky records

‘The Perfect Collection’ auction sets whisky records

Whisky history has been made as the results from the first part of the world’s largest private whisky collection to go to auction were announced – with notable record breaking hammer prices. Sold by the online whisky auction, Whisky Auctioneer from Perthshire, the auction saw 1642 bidders from 56 countries around the world taking part.Continue Reading