Laphroaig Confirms Limited Return of 15 Year Old

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As Laphroaig prepares for its bicentennial celebrations later this year on Islay, the Beam Suntory-owned distillery has officially confirmed the limited return of Laphroaig 15 Year Old as part of the celebration. The 15-year-old single malt was dropped from Laphroaig’s permanent range several years ago in favor of an 18-year-old expression, but distillery manager John …

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First single malt whisky with glass closure

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Online whisky retailer and independent bottler Master of Malt has announced an experiment – whiskies bottled with glass closures instead of traditional corks or screw tops. This is the first time a closure of this type has been used to bottle single malt whisky. Corks have been used to close whisky bottles for centuries, but, …

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Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 Year Old

Amrut Indian Single Malt launches the limited edition Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 Year Old. Amrut Distilleries, India, known for their popular range of Single Malt whiskies which include Amrut Fusion and Amrut Peated have launched Amrut Greedy Angels Chairman’s Reserve 10 years old which is a limited edition of only 320 bottles worldwide. …

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Beam Suntory releases Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky

Beam Suntory is challenging bartenders to “give cocktails a new interpretation” with its new Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky. The new super-premium whisky from Canada’s Alberta Distillers, owned by Beam Suntory, features a blend of 91% rye whisky, 8% Bourbon and 1% Sherry, and is aged in both new charred American white oak and once-used American …

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BenRiach announces launch of new 10yo single malt

The award-winning BenRiach Distillery has today announced the launch of a new 10 Year Old single malt expression, as part of their core range. BenRiach 10 Year Old (43% ABV) is a momentous high point for the Elgin based distillery, as the whisky is the first core range expression to be produced predominantly from spirit …

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Tamdhu shows its strength with new expression

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Tamdhu Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled a new Batch Strength expression to complement the brand’s existing 10 Year Old offering. The special edition Tamdhu Batch Strength is bottled un-chillfiltered at natural colour and high strength. The first of its kind from Tamdhu, the Batch Strength expression remains true to the Victorian optimism of …

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World Whiskies Awards

Sullivans Cove was named best craft distillery outside the United Kingdom. Sullivans Cove owner Patrick Maguire said the award, which came after the distillery won world’s best whisky last year, had cemented Tasmania’s reputation internationally. “This has told me that the outside world and the giants of the whisky distilling industry have accepted what we’re doing …

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Bill Lark Inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame

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Bill Lark has flown to London to be inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame, due to occur Thursday evening 19 March, London time. The Whisky Hall of Fame draws international commendation. It’s a permanent tribute to those who have made a lasting contribution to the world of whisky. Known internationally as “the Godfather of …

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NAS Scotch to replace The Glenlivet 12yo

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Chivas Brothers intends to replace The Glenlivet 12 Year Old with its new no-age-statement expression Founder’s Reserve to alleviate pressure on aged whisky stocks. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, which was revealed in October last year will replace The Glenlivet 12 Year Old in mature malt markets, including the UK, from March. However, it will not …

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Mortlach Special Strength is travel exclusive

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Diageo has launched a limited edition Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky especially for travel retail. Mortlach, dubbed “the beast of Dufftown”, is a ‘best-kept secret’ among those in the know and previously released, limited quantities have been snapped up by enthusiasts. After decades as a single malt used by blenders in some of the world’s …

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