Friday, September 26, 2014

Whisky body welcomes stability of Scottish referendum result


FoodManufacture.co.uk
Whisky body welcomes stability of Scottish referendum result
The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed the “stability” brought by the vote for Scotland to stay in the UK.

Why This Podcast is the NPR of Whisky

Why This Podcast is the NPR of Whisky
A lot of people have tried to do whisky podcasts over the years, and they flame out after a few episodes. They run out of things to talk about. It is now ...

Food tourism brings curious visitors to Tasmanian producers

Food tourism brings curious visitors to Tasmanian producers
Whiskey and gin distiller William McHenry opened the doors to his Tasman peninsula operation for workshops in conjunction with local tour company ...

Malt & pepper

Malt & pepper
FOR CHARLES Maclean, appreciating whisky is a labour of love. It involves the senses, and it requires a whole lot of dedication. It's also a quality that ...

Executives develop a taste for Scotland's single malts


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Executives develop a taste for Scotland's single malts
“As a rule, American and Irish prefer 'whiskey' and the Scots, Canadians and the rest of the world's single malt makers prefer 'whisky.' This originated ...

Whisky sector toasts No vote but wary of tax rise


Scotsman
Whisky sector toasts No vote but wary of tax rise
WHISKY industry leaders will this week begin a major consultation process with distillers to remove barriers to the sector's growth as talks on further ...

New Thurso distillery produces first batch of peated whisky

New Thurso distillery produces first batch of peated whisky
A Caithness whisky distillery, reborn earlier this year, has hit a major milestone by completing its first batch of peated spirit. Thurso-based Wolfburn ...

Get into the bourbon spirit with Kentucky distilleries tour

Get into the bourbon spirit with Kentucky distilleries tour
All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon, says Grant. An act of Congress in 1964 designated bourbon "America's Native Spirit" and ...

State liquor sales in the black, thanks to Jack

State liquor sales in the black, thanks to Jack
Liquor sales are up in the area and Virginia over the previous fiscal year, with Jack Daniel's whiskey leading the way. The Virginia Department of ...

Bootlegging grandma shows the allure of the forbidden

Bootlegging grandma shows the allure of the forbidden
It was at her establishment that I had my first drink of whiskey. I was probably 6 or 7 years old when I sneaked my first sip of liquor by draining the ...

Saluting Scotland with a Cocktail Moment: Cameron's Kick

Saluting Scotland with a Cocktail Moment: Cameron's Kick
It uses two kinds of whiskey, one from Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK: We're using an ounce of Bushmills delicious blended Irish whiskey.

McMenamins Introduces Billy Whiskey


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McMenamins Introduces Billy Whiskey
Hey all you whiskered old whiskeys, there's a new kid on the block. Meet Billy Whiskey, the first aged spirit out of McMenamins Cornelius Pass ...

'Repeal Day' To Be Celebrated With 100 yr Old Bourbon


Live Trading News
'Repeal Day' To Be Celebrated With 100 yr Old Bourbon
The society is offering the rare Bourbon at a sold-out fundraiser tasting on 5 December, an event that helps the group preserve historical stories and ...

True BBQ and Whiskey Bar is all about the atmosphere

True BBQ and Whiskey Bar is all about the atmosphere
Eschewing the downhome look and feel of many barbeque places—don't look for ribs and white bread served on a piece of wax paper here—True ...

FLOWCHART: How To Order Whiskey Like A Pro


Business Insider Australia
FLOWCHART: How To Order Whiskey Like A Pro
So you've decided to drink whiskey. That's good, but it's just a first step. Scotch Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon or Rye — the options are at once ...

Bourbon trail adds distillery tour

Bourbon trail adds distillery tour
The maker of Evan Williams bourbon has uncorked a new attraction, opening a craft distillery just steps from where the whiskey pioneer who inspired ...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Top 10 whisky bottle designs


The Spirits Business
Top 10 whisky bottle designs
From a Japanese whisky which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, to a skin-like tattooed whisky bottle, this is out selection of ...

The Story Behind the Mark on Maker's Mark Bourbon

The Story Behind the Mark on Maker's Mark Bourbon
Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." (Source: ...

Council Approves Chattanooga Whiskey Manufacturing Operation

Council Approves Chattanooga Whiskey Manufacturing Operation
WTVC NewsChannel 9 :: News - Top Stories - Council Approves Chattanooga Whiskey Manufacturing Operation. Updated: Wednesday, September ...

Gentlemen Bootleggers: How the town of Templeton, Iowa, united around whiskey

Gentlemen Bootleggers: How the town of Templeton, Iowa, united around whiskey
The Templeton whiskey that's for sale today, however, is not distilled in Templeton, Iowa, nor is it made using a recipe from the Prohibition era.

Rihanna and Lady Gaga help put Irish whiskey in high spirits

Rihanna and Lady Gaga help put Irish whiskey in high spirits
It's a case of whiskey galore as the world goes Gaga for top Irish brands such as Jameson and Tullamore Dew. The famous Irish spirit is now giving ...

KEATING: Happy accidents with whiskey

KEATING: Happy accidents with whiskey
I have vacillated between blends, single malt scotches, and bourbons ever since (when I drink whiskey at all, which is just once in a while), but ...

Black Bottle hires first global ambassador


The Spirits Business
Black Bottle hires first global ambassador
“The story of its creation and the life of Gordon Graham is a truly inspiring one among so many in Scotch whisky history and it will be a big part of the ...

So This Is What $25000 Scotch Tastes Like


Vanity Fair
So This Is What $25000 Scotch Tastes Like
When it came time to file, I was having trouble describing the Scotch in ... So I turned to Heather Greene, the whisky sommelier at the Flatiron Room ...

Bacardi shuns NAS with new single malt Scotch range

Bacardi shuns NAS with new single malt Scotch range
Bacardi has backed age statements' future in Scotch whisky by ensuring its new single malt portfolio is NAS-free. Stephen Marshall, the man who ...

5 things I learned drinking whisky in Lake Louise

5 things I learned drinking whisky in Lake Louise
I was invited by Arberg, an awesome Scottish whisky brand, to celebrate with them the return of their whisky from a 1,045-day trip into space. Isn't that ...

Ardbeg's New Scotch Makes Rocket Science Delicious


Esquire (blog)
Ardbeg's New Scotch Makes Rocket Science Delicious
Islay Scotch is special. I'm sure every brand of every type of Scotch says that about theirs. But Islay (pronounced Eye-la) — that's the really dram good ...

MacDuff launches two new whisky blends


The Drinks Report
MacDuff launches two new whisky blends
MacDuff International is launching two new products: an addition to its historic Grand Macnish range of Scotch whiskies and Lauder's Ruby Cask ...

The Entertainer Whisky


The Dieline (blog)
The Entertainer Whisky
The Entertainer is a limited edition run of 1000 bottles of whisky made for iconic London store, Selfridges & Co. Whisky-maker Compass Box worked ..

Seymourpowell Design New Whisky Bottle for HiteJinro


Packaging Europe
Seymourpowell Design New Whisky Bottle for HiteJinro
Leading global design and innovation company Seymourpowell has announced details of the design of a new whisky brand and bottle 'The Class' ...

WATCH: Whisky experts tasting Laphroaig


Express.co.uk
WATCH: Whisky experts tasting Laphroaig
During the show, which is taking place in Stockholm, a panel of whisky experts will be tasting four phenomenal tipples and sharing their need-to-know ...

Is it whisky or whiskey? With ice or without? A beginner's guide to the popular drop

Is it whisky or whiskey? With ice or without? A beginner's guide to the popular drop
AN Australian whisky being named the best single malt at the prestigious World Whisky Awards in London this year has sparked more interest in ...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

JOHNNIE WALKER The Official Whisky Of Formula One


Live Trading News
JOHNNIE WALKER The Official Whisky Of Formula One
Scotch whiskey brand Johnnie Walker has become the “Official Whisky” of Formula One after signing a multi-year deal with the F1 Group.

Sixth Johnnie Walker House stengthens Scotch's China presence


The Spirits Business
Sixth Johnnie Walker House stengthens Scotch's China presence
Diageo is to open its sixth Johnnie Walker House in Chengdu, China this month as it strengthens the Scotch whisky brand's presence in Asia.

Whisky exports down 11% to £1.77bn


The Guardian
Whisky exports down 11% to £1.77bn
Scotch whisky exports have dropped by more than a tenth, new figures ... up 4% to £37 million while growth of 31% was recorded in the Indian market.

Scottish farmers plant more barley to meet growing demand for whisky

Scottish farmers plant more barley to meet growing demand for whisky
Scotland's second largest export behind oil-and-gas is whisky, but to make enough whisky to account for all the 'wee drams' enjoyed around the world ...

Australian whisky takes on the world


Good Food
Australian whisky takes on the world
This is a whisky masterclass but you won't find any scotch – only the finest Australian single malt. "More people have been coming in requesting ...

50 Years Of Craft Comes To Life With The Glenlivet Winchester Collection


The Spirits Business
50 Years Of Craft Comes To Life With The Glenlivet Winchester Collection
The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single ...

Golf-shaped Scotch whisky decanters celebrate Ryder Cup

Golf-shaped Scotch whisky decanters celebrate Ryder Cup
The McGibbon's Golf Range is a re-launch of the editions that earned the whisky bottler the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1990.

Local Kings Point Bourbon Launches Today

Local Kings Point Bourbon Launches Today
Locally based spirits company Crooked Water is launching their first bottle, Kings Point Bourbon. Heather Manley is the lady behind the booze and I ...

Jim Beam lets the public help market Single Barrel Bourbon

Jim Beam lets the public help market Single Barrel Bourbon
Now Jim Beam, the familiar bourbon that is part of Deerfield, Illinois-based Beam Suntory family of liquor brands, has completed a crowdsourced ...

Tom's Foolery Set to Debut Inaugural Batch of Ohio Straight Bourbon


Cleveland Scene Weekly
Tom's Foolery Set to Debut Inaugural Batch of Ohio Straight Bourbon
These two barrels along with 18 others comprise the very first batches of Tom's Foolery Ohio Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a hand-crafted product years ...

Diageo, Explorers Club Settle Suit Over Name Of Whiskey Line

Diageo, Explorers Club Settle Suit Over Name Of Whiskey Line
Law360, New York (September 22, 2014, 6:55 PM ET) -- Liquor giant Diageo PLC and New York City's famed Explorers Club have settled a legal ...

Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey toasts the opening of the Tullamore Distillery

Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey toasts the opening of the Tullamore Distillery
Tullamore D.E.W., the world's second largest Irish whiskey today celebrated the opening of its new €35m distillery in its hometown of Tullamore in the ...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Graduate of Whisky school appointed as director

Graduate of Whisky school appointed as director
A new graduate from the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival School has just been appointed a director for the world renowned event. Paul Rollo, 38 ...

Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat


NPR (blog)
Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat
With more than 100 whisky distilleries crammed into an area about the size of Kansas, the only question is where to start. We chose the oldest distillery ...

The Glenlivet Nadurra introduces second bottling


The Spirits Business
The Glenlivet Nadurra introduces second bottling
Brand owner Chivas Brothers, the Scotch arm of French drinks group Pernod ... oak barrels which have never before been used to age Scotch whisky.

Scottish Independence Would Make Scotch 'Hard To Price', Experts Warn

Scottish Independence Would Make Scotch 'Hard To Price', Experts Warn
Scottish independence risks hampering exports of Scotch whisky by making it "difficult to price" due to the resulting instability and uncertainty over ...

Tributes paid to English Whisky Co founder, James Nelstrop


Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Tributes paid to English Whisky Co founder, James Nelstrop
Tributes have been paid to the founder and chairman of a trailblazing Norfolk whisky distillery, which was the first in England for more than a century, ...

Irish serial entrepreneur John Teeling urges Scots to seize the day in the Independence referendum.


Scotland Now
Irish serial entrepreneur John Teeling urges Scots to seize the day in the Independence referendum.
JOHN Teeling has led the renaissance in Irish whiskey and has established and listed 15 exploration companies in oil, gas and minerals around the ...

First (legal) Distillery in the West of Ireland now on Indiegogo

First (legal) Distillery in the West of Ireland now on Indiegogo
MAYO, Ireland, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A small Whiskey distillery in County Mayo, Ireland has taken to Indiegogo in a bid to crowdfund ...

William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Fifty


The Spirits Business
William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Fifty
William Grant & Sons has released two limited-edition 50-year-old expressions of its The Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky. Cask number 4567 ...

Scotch whisky giant Diageo to stay in Scotland even if country votes 'yes'

Scotch whisky giant Diageo to stay in Scotland even if country votes 'yes'
The world's biggest drinks firm earns about a quarter of its £11.30bn annual sales from Scotch and employs more than 4,000 in the country.

Sponsored Video: Johnnie Walker Blue Label Presents "The Gentleman's Wager" Starring Jude Law

Sponsored Video: Johnnie Walker Blue Label Presents "The Gentleman's Wager" Starring Jude Law
Luxury blended Scotch whisky Johnnie Walker Blue Label has teamed up with British director Jake Scott to shoot a unique commercial in the British ...

$19888 Bottle of Scotch Available at BC LiquorStores


KelownaNow
$19888 Bottle of Scotch Available at BC LiquorStores
The tasting will include a bottle signing with 5th generation family member George S. Grant and include a wide selection of Speyside Scotch Whiskies.

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey – The Rocky Mountain Pioneer in American Craft Distilling

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey – The Rocky Mountain Pioneer in American Craft Distilling
Distilled Opinion distilledopinion
Stranahan's is a bona fide craft whiskey distillery that has met with commercial success. It also offers a unique story in that this distillery produces a ...

Pop band The Script look to release Irish whiskey


The Spirits Business
Pop band The Script look to release Irish whiskey
The band, famous for hit songs Hall of Fame and Breakeven, are reported to have made their love of Irish whiskey into a business. According to The ...

Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits

Distillery Tours at Djinn Spirits
We are currently offering our Vapor Infused Gin (2014 Winner Best of NH), our traditional white whiskey, and now our aged Beat 3 Reserve Whiskey.

San Fran distillery doubles rye whiskey production


The Spirits Business
San Fran distillery doubles rye whiskey production
According to David King, president of Anchor Distilling, Old Potrero, a 100% malted rye whiskey, is one of the group's fastest-selling brands.

Raise a glass to bourbon this month

Raise a glass to bourbon this month
And so to the point: September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and if you thought I was rowdy on Saint Patrick's Day back in March, wait until you ...

Louisville to host Kentucky Bourbon Affair in 2015

Louisville to host Kentucky Bourbon Affair in 2015
8, 2014) — The Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp will return to Louisville again ... Kentucky produces 95 percent of all the bourbon in the world.

Australian distillers call for break from 'world's highest' tax


The Spirits Business
Australian distillers call for break from 'world's highest' tax
There are around 50 distilleries in Australia producing gin, vodka, and whisky, rum and other spirits. Gregor is calling for all Australian distillers to join ...

Booze University

Booze University
The color and flavor are imparted by the char on the inside of the barrels the whiskey is aged in. The double distilled white whiskey rests in stainless ...

Artisan alcohol industry growing

Artisan alcohol industry growing
“The ability to grow is definitely there, but we're not sacrificing quality,” said Huber. “Our goal is to make the best possible whiskey in Indiana.”.