Category Archives: Whisky News

Swift – London’s Newest Mad Men Themed Whisky Bar

London has everything; wonderful cocktails bar, stores, retail, restaurants; anything you feel like at any given time, odds are London can give you what you want. In terms of whisky, the city comes through with countless wonderful whisky bars and bottle shops where one can purchase their favourite dram. Most recently, for the lovers of […]

Dalmore 50-Year-Old Release Celebrates Master Distiller

The Dalmore distillery has recently released a rare, luxurious 50-year-old single malt, to celebrate their Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s fiftieth year in the whisky industry. This limited bottling has been aged in American white oak, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks from the González Byass bodega and colheita Port pipes from the Douro region of Portugal, before […]

Donald Trump Signed Glendronach Bottle Sells For £6,000

Whatever your opinion of the president elect, it’s clear that Donald Trump has good taste in spirits. A 26-year-old bottle of Glendronach whisky, signed by Donald Trump himself, was auctioned yesterday, the 13th of January. While the bottle was estimated to sell for £2,500-£3,500 the final bid of £6,000, from a Canadian buyer, shocked whisky […]

Distillery To Be Built At Dunrobin Castle

In recent news the Highland Council of Scotland has granted permission for a Scotch whisky distillery to be built at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland. The new distillery will be producing a single malt whisky and two types of gin, and most of the ingredients will be locally sourced. The gin botanicals will be grown in […]

The Whisky Glass Emoji Is Here

In the latest update by the Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for updating and managing the emoji icons, a whisky glass was finally added, allowing whisky lovers worldwide to communicate their love for the spirit with a simple emoji. Up until now only beer mugs, cocktail glasses, and wine glasses were available to smartphone users. […]

Why The Rising Cost Of Whisky Is Overdue

Anyone following the whisky industry news will have noticed that the price of Scotch has sky-rocketed in recent years. Bottles have doubled in price in only a few decades, and many rare bottlings are selling for thousands of dollars at auction. The impending whisky drought is also playing a part in this rise of demand, […]

The Whisky Boom Reaches TV

The first of a three-part television series titled “Scotch! The Story of Whisky” aired in the beginning of October on BBC 2 Scotland. The series is also available to viewers across the nation via iPlayer, and so far the ratings have been great! The series, starring Scottish actor David Hayman, delves into the many sides […]

The Best Glasses For The Best Scotch

Every good Scotch deserves a special glass, and not the one you use for beer or soda. The right glass looks the part and feels good to hold, but apart from the psychological ways a cool-looking glass can improve your whisky experience, there is also some science supporting the proper glasses to consume your drams […]

How The Impending Whisky “Drought” Is Affecting The Industry

The beginning of 2016 brought with it some worrying news…Single-malt whisky stocks were running low. According to the Scotch Whisky Association, single-malt whisky sales rose by 159 percent between 2004 and 2014, while a CNN report showed that demand for single-malt whisky has gotten so high worldwide that distilleries are struggling to meet demand. A […]

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