Hellyers Road makes Chinese and French connections

Tasmanian whisky was recently profiled extensively to national and international audiences as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to Hobart. Three of the State’s best known single malt distilleries were selected for inclusion on major event menus relating to President Xi’s visit, foremost of which was the inclusion of Hellyers Road Distillery’s Peated …

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William McHenry & Sons Distillery rebranding

Exciting news from Bill McHenry – they’re rebranding, in the name of family harmony (got to keep the daughters happy!) They will now be McHenry Distillery  

Maker’s Mark sued over ‘handmade’ claim on label of its bourbon

"Maker's Mark isn't new to this question," said bourbon expert Chuck Cowdery, who cites wax dipping and human oversight of processes as evidence that the company can claim that its bourbon is "handmade.

“Maker’s Mark isn’t new to this question,” said bourbon expert Chuck Cowdery, who cites wax dipping and human oversight of processes as evidence that the company can claim that its bourbon is “handmade. The Kentucky bourbon maker is the latest high-profile spirit to face legal claims over labeling. Maker’s Mark has been accused of lying …

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Bowmore announce long-awaited second release of 50 year old expression

Bowmore, Islay’s first Single Malt Scotch Whisky, announce the highly-anticipated second release of Bowmore 50 Year Old, launching on 1st December 2014. 50 bottles of the 1961 expression will be released this year, with 200 bottles of this extremely rare range being made available globally over a four year period. Distilled one very cold day …

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‘Incredible craze’ over new Maker’s Mark bourbon

Maker’s Mark is making a new limited bourbon that has a higher alcohol content and it is causing an “incredible craze … like nothing we’ve ever experienced,” chairman emeritus Bill Samuels Jr. told CNBC Wednesday. It is called “Cask Strength,” and it varies between approximately 108 and 114 proof. “High-proof alcohol takes a little adjusting too …

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery Take Delivery Of New Pot Stills

First new copper pot stills arrive in Dublin in over 125 years. The production of the first Irish whiskey produced in Dublin in over 125 years got one step closer this week when the new Teeling Distillery located in Dublin’s Newmarket in The Liberties took delivery of three new, handcrafted copper pot stills. The pot …

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Aultmore gets exclusive travel retail launch

Two expressions of John & Sons’ single malt whisky Aultmore are being given an exclusive release in travel retail at World Duty Free Group (WDFG) this month. Aultmore 12 Year Old and 21 Year Old have launched in WDFG’s 23 stores across the UKas part of a year-long exclusive partnership with Bacardi Global Travel Retail. …

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Three New Special Releases From BenRiach & GlenDronach

The BenRiach Distillery Company have announced three new special releases the BenRiach 10th Anniversary bottling, the BenRiach 35 year old and the 24 year old Batch 6 of GlenDronach’s Grandeur series.The BenRiach Distillery Company have announced three new special releases – two from BenRiach itself and one from GlenDronach. First up we have the BenRiach …

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Glenglassaugh release extremely rare 51 year old expression.

Glenglassaugh 51yo

Glenglassaugh today announced the launch of the extremely rare Glenglassaugh 51 Year Old single malt.Master Distiller Billy Walker specially selected the whisky which he describes as rich and flavoursome, it was distilled and filled to Bourbon Cask No. 3301 back on February 15th 1963. It lay slowly maturing in Glenglassaugh’s coastal warehouses at Portsoy for …

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Work officially begins on new Macallan distillery

Bill Robertson, Ian Curle and Graham Stirk at The Macallan distillery

Edrington has marked the official start of works on its iconic new distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan. The Macallan is one of the core brands of Edrington, one of Scotland’s premier producers and distributors of global spirits brands. Edrington Chief Executive, Ian Curle was joined on site at The Macallan estate in Speyside …

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