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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Scotland

Grant family celebrates 150 years at Glenfarclas

To celebrate 150 years of ownership of Glenfarclas, the fifth and sixth generations of the Grant family have launched a new Family Reserve bottling.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

New fund boosts Chinese thirst for luxury Scotch

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has begun a trade mission to China by unveiling a £3 million fund to help the country’s whisky fans invest in rare bottlings.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Macallan launches ‘Rare Cask’ in UK

The Macallan’s “Rare Cask” which it claims is the “embodiment” of its “obsession” with single malt – has been launched in the UK.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Distillery dives deep for seaweed gin

A distillery is set to release the first gin produced in the Scotland’s Western Isles made using seaweed hand-dived from the seas around the Isle of Harris.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

US student jailed for poisoning classmate

An American student has been sentenced to three years in jail for poisoning a classmate by lacing his wine with methanol.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Government told to intervene in Scotch

A group of political activists, which includes a former Diageo executive, is calling on Scotland’s governing party to force the whisky industry to do more for the country’s economy.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Buckfast threatens to sue BBC

Buckfast’s lawyers have threatened to sue the BBC for damages if the corporation fails to apologise for accusing the wine of causing “more deaths than heroin”.

Monday, July 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Gin distillery wins shed of the year 2015

A wooden shack housing a gin distillery, farm shop and Wild West saloon bar has been named shed of the year in Channel 4’s annual competition.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotland’s first wine ‘not great’

The makers of Scotland’s first commercial home-grown wine are hoping for better luck next year after the first vintage turned out to be oxidised.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Kilchoman bolsters Islay barley supply

Kilchoman Distillery has extended its Islay roots with the acquisition of the farm on which the distillery is based, whose barley supply will allow the Scotch whisky producer to step up production.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

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