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[25 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 211 views]
Whisky News, Friday 25th : featuring Tomatin , The Glenlivet , Ballantine’s & Master of Malt

New Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Cask
The Glenlivet, the original single malt whisky, is expanding its celebrated The Glenlivet Nàdurra brand into a range featuring different cask experiences as it aims to build on its strong development in the growing single malt whisky market*.
Nikki Burgess, Global Brand Director for The Glenlivet at Chivas Brothers, comments: “The Glenlivet Nàdurra is the purest expression …

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[11 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 544 views]
Whisky PR Corner Friday April 11th

Another week full of whisky releases is close to an end, here are the latest news I’ve put together if you want to be up to date.
Wemyss Malts launches new blended Scotch Whisky – Lord Elcho

Edinburgh based boutique spirits company Wemyss Malts is delighted to
announce an addition to its blended Scotch brand, Lord Elcho.
Originally launched in 2012 as a 15 …

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[4 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 564 views]
Whisky PR Corner April 4th, 2014 – New releases from GlenGoyne and Glenglassaugh

Glenglassaugh releases first batch of single cask bottlings

Revived from the dark and hand-selected by Managing Director and Master Distiller Billy Walker, there are eight phenomenal malts in Batch 1 which range from 45 to 28 years.
All are crisp, fresh, sweet Highland malts that hit the palate with the power of complex fruit bombs – from apples, bananas, pineapples, grapefruit, prunes …

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[1 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | 1,294 views]
Breaking : SWA to abolish Age statement for Whisky completely by Jan. 2015

There has been a lot of debate in social media (blogs, twitter, FB etc) lately about the growing number of NAS whiskies releases and the trend which some whisky fans do not care for. As you know a lot of those NAS bottling are the result of depleted whisky stock and the surging demand for whisky worldwide and especially in …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 592 views]
Whisky news Friday March 28th, 2014

A very busy week with new whisky releases. A brand new Ardbeg, 3 new and peated AnCnocs, J&B Urban honey drink and more
 
Ardbeg releases the ‘Auriverdes’ limited edition

Ardbeg – four-time winner of the World’s Best Scotch Whisky award – will launch its latest Limited Edition, Auriverdes, on Ardbeg Day; the distillery’s annual global celebration of all things Ardbeg.  The 2014 …

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 524 views]
Whisky News : March 21st , 2014

It seems the NAS wave is not going to end soon and this week whisky is the “Torfa” a peated version of Glenglassaugh.
Glenglassaugh releases a new peated expression : “Torfa”.
GLENGLASSAUGH has launched a new richly peated Highland single malt that will now be part of its core range along with Revival and Evolution.
Glenglassaugh Torfa, with its smoky, peaty, phenolic nature, …

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[8 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 659 views]
Whisky News March 7th, 2014

Some new expressions and news for this week! let’s start with Balblair.
Balblair releases 3 new expressions for Travel Retail

See? TR release with age statement. it can be done!
March 2014 sees Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky release three new Vintages exclusively in the Travel Retail channel. Balblair Vintage 2004, matured in bourbon barrels, the first release of the Balblair Vintage …

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[28 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 700 views]
Whisky PR Corner Feb. 28th , 2014

quite a bit of news this week, with 3 new expressions: from a NAS entry level whisky frmo Cardhu, to the expensive Glenrothes 1969, and the Ultra expensive Brora 40. never a dull moment.
THE GLENROTHES UNVEILS SINGLE CASK 1969 #11485 – LATEST RELEASE IN EXTRAORDINARY CASK COLLECTION
Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits is proud to announce the second in its …

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[21 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 778 views]
Whisky PR Corner Feb. 21st 2014

GlenDronach launches a new GRANDEUR 24 year old
The start  of a new year brings a new limited edition GlenDronach single malt designed for the serious connoisseur.
Replacing the GlenDronach Grandeur 31 Years Old that has now sold out, the GlenDronach Grandeur 24 Years Old is another exquisite long-aged representation of the smooth, complex and full-bodied style for which GlenDronach Distillery is …

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[16 Feb 2014 | 23 Comments | 2,363 views]
NAS & Travel Retail – The Truth–Guest post

The NAS issue is still causing a stir. I was contacted last week by an industry insider who read the posts (mine,Lukasz’s, Billy’s) and wanted to shed more light on what’s going on in the Travel Retail market, and Why we’re seeing more and more NAS expressions (overpriced and young) there. My source (let’s call him James) wanted to share …