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MCLEANSCOTLAND/WHISKY TOURS SCOTLAND “Whisky & Golf, Scotland in June” – Scotch Whisky News

Liz and Matt feed the hairy coos at Cardhu distillery

Whisky & Golf, Scotland in June

We enjoyed a tour with two really fun Californians here in sunny Scotland. Matt and his dad Tom worked with us to design this whisky and golf tour, boy where they lucky with the Scottish weather! They didnee see any rain in 7 days! They played golf and drammed great Scottish whisky in the 70 degree heat!

I (Paul) picked them up at Edinburgh airport, driving directly to Gleneagles for teas/coffees and a look around this famous golf resort. A hot day. From here via Perth to Broughty Ferry where we picked up our glamour (Liz) partner. A drive along the coast to Arbroath for a smokey and smoked salmon at the harbour followed, mmmmmmmmmmm. Returning towards the Ferry we called in at Carnoustie golf club – where they play in a day or two. Also dropped by Monifieth golf club and then to the hotel, drop off luggage and chil out with a drink in the bar. We left them alone for the remainder of the day/night after a long flight. Liz and myself did some whisky research in the Ferry with her pal Lynn.

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Day 2. Playing around with the locals; we had arranged for Dennis and Les to make a four ball at Monifieth golf course, you have to laugh, the first ball hit by Matt in Scotland, another golfer took it by error! No quite the same as Tom Watson eh? Tom Watson: “My relationship with Scotland got off to a wonderful start at Carnoustie,” he recalls. “We stayed at a little house in Monifieth (in Angus]. The whole week the neighbours were very respectful of our privacy. Then on the last day they couldn’t contain themselves any longer. That morning the little girl from next door knocked on our front door and said: ‘Here, this is for good luck.’ I could barely understand her accent. But she gave me white heather wrapped in aluminium foil. I put it in my bag and, sure enough, I won. My love affair with the Scottish people had begun. Although I’m a Yank and always will be, I clearly love being in Scotland. I love them because they are so polite and they ask you for things in the right way”. TOM has had a charmed golfing life in Scotland, winning four of his five Open championships all three of his seniors Opens. He has won on five of the links here. It all began in 1975 when he beat Jack Newton in a play-off to take the Claret Jug at Muirfield. Our two Californian guests also played their first course in Scotland at Monefieth, a beautiful sunny afternoon just up the road from Broughty Ferry where we had them staying for 3 nights. As Matt said to Dennis, “Dennis, Tom Watson. Unbelievable to hear that his first hole in Scotland was at Monifieth! Dad and I really enjoyed the links we played – we thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Monifieth with you and Len, it’s one we soon won’t forget. Fantastic course and great company. You’re a lucky man to call that your local course.” Best, Matt. We all shared drams and grub at the Ship in the Ferry that night. Nice to get our guests loosen up and come out a wee bit with a dram or 7.

Day 3. Started with a drive to Kingsbarns golf club, they want to return and play this course at another time, it’s that good. Back to St Andrews, a quick tour and lunch at the Jigger Inn, a walk around the “The Himalayas” putting green, where anyone and everyone can enjoy the experience of St Andrews golf, with absolutely no experience needed! The course is owned by St Andrews Ladies’ Putting Club, but open to the public. The Himalayas costs £2 per round (£1 for senior citizens). Then up to Carnoustie for a round of golf, we left them there once on the tee, coming back to meet them and a drink at the 19th. Good day again. This is getting to be a habit!

Day 4. Leaving the Ferry and heading through Aberdeen, Huntly up to Dufftown where we all enjoyed lunch at Glenfiddich distillery, the guys then taking the full tour. One more tour today, Glen Grant distillery, again, they liked it there. Dropping them off in Rothes at the superb hotel, I drove back to Dufftown for my digs.

Day 5. Did I happen to mention all the drams whilst in the car? Aye they had a few.

Day 6. A drive to Benromach distillery, Maclean’s Bakery in Forres and a round at Nairn golf club, what a hot sunny day it was! I collected them and took then to see Sueno’s Stone – standing over 6.5 metres (about 21 feet) high and is a Picto-Scottish Class III standing stone on the north-easterly edge of Forres, Scotland. It is the largest surviving Pictish stone of its type in Scotland. Radiocarbon dating at the site produced dates of charcoal fragments to between AD 600 and AD 1000. The interpretation of the battle scene shows a victory by Malcolm II (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (reigned 1005–1034) against Danes or Norse led by one Sueno. A visit followed at Gordon & MacPhail for shopping, then back to the hotel for a nap. More drams that night – boy this touring lark is exhausting. We tried out a Laphroaig dram, good stuff, just like tasting an old pirate’s boot!

Day 7 saw us heading to Cragganmore distillery at 10am, a private tour and taste, then back to Glenfarclas for more drams and a looksee, many thanks here Johnathan. I took them to the Mash Tun for lunch – where the fun started. Liz had called me in the morning saying she was on her way to Glasgow for a passport. She had colluded with our pal Louise who met her at Elgin station and drove here to Aberlour. She was missing out on the whisky tour and couldnee resist coming through! Was it a surprise? Is the Pope a Catholic? Lou and Liz stayed for lunch and then we went away to Macallan for a tour – 6 pillars. Just as they were aboot to start the fire alarm went off. Half an hour late they took the tour! Liz and myself went to do some research (well she did, I was still the driver). Picking them up again we headed the short distance to Cardhu distillery, where we all fed the hairy coo’s digestive biscuits. That night was long – drinking and dining at the Craigellachie hotel. A taxi back to Rothes and then up to Dufftown where Liz and myself stayed.     Day 8. Glen Moray tour with a difference, the lovely Emma took a private tour with drams from two casks, followed by 4 more in the shop. A wee bit tipsy (Guests) we drove down to Pitlochry in 74 degree heat for lunch at Moulin, and a drop in to Edradour distillery. Finally getting to Edinburgh and their final night hotel.

A great tour, thanks to everyone involved, see you again Tom and Matt.

Paul McLean; MCLEANSCOTLAND/WHISKY TOURS SCOTLAND info@mcleanscotland.com   (As you can see I’m still catching up with all my emails) The trip was great! Had a ton of fun and made lots of memories. We couldn’t have asked for better tour guides-Matt

Paul and Liz of MCLEANSCOTLAND at Dalwhinnie distillery

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CHIVAS BROTHERS’ PAISLEY, GLASGOW AND AYRSHIRE EMPLOYEES DONATE TO MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT WEST OF SCOTLAND – Scotch Whisky News

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CHIVAS BROTHERS’ PAISLEY, GLASGOW AND AYRSHIRE EMPLOYEES DONATE TO MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT WEST OF SCOTLAND

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is today awarding £5,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support in the West of Scotland, after employees from its Willowyard, Strathclyde and Paisley sites voted in their droves to support the charity.

Each year, Chivas Brothers’ staff select their favourite causes to support as part of the company’s commitment to build strong relations with the local communities where it operates.  Macmillan Cancer Support in the West of Scotland is dedicated to working closely with local people and raising money to provide services for those living with cancer and to support their families. A £5,000 donation ensures that a Macmillan nurse is able to give in-home support for people living with cancer for a whole month.

Lisa McGrogan, of Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are extremely grateful to the staff at Chivas Brothers for choosing us as their charity of the year partner for 2016-2017.  Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.

“Without companies like Chivas Brothers fundraising for us we would not be able to be there to support people with cancer and their families when they need us most.”

Jim Beck (pictured), who works within IT at Chivas Brothers, said: “I think if you took a survey on the street and asked them what the Macmillan charity meant to them, the majority would reply that they have a friend or relative who has benefited from the work and care they provide, and I am included in this. This is why it is a special charity to me.”

Jennie Norrish, Head of Communications at Chivas Brothers, said: “It is a great pleasure to announce that our employees have chosen to support Macmillan Cancer Support in the West of Scotland this year. We are dedicated to being a part of the communities where our employees live and work, and therefore support this incredibly worthy cause that is so close to the hearts of our Willowyard, Strathclyde and Paisley workforce. The Charity of the Year initiative is a great opportunity for Chivas Brothers to give back to our local communities.”

The donation to Macmillan Cancer Support forms part of a £20,000 contribution to four charities across the UK, each representing a region in which Chivas Brothers operates and includes; Macmillan Cancer Support in the West of Scotland, Paisley, Glasgow and Ayrshire; The Jake McCarthy Foundation, London and Plymouth region; Alzheimer Scotland, Northern Scotland region; and the Beatson Cancer Charity, Dunbartonshire.

The annual charity vote is just one of a number of initiatives that Chivas Brothers’ employees can take part in throughout the year, including a ‘doubling-up scheme’ where the company matches funds raised for good causes by workers in their spare time.

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About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s No.2 in wines and spirits. Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky and the No.1 Scotch whisky in China; Ballantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky; The Glenlivet, the world’s No.2 single malt whisky; and Royal Salute, the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range. The portfolio also includes two of the world’s leading English gins – Beefeater, the world’s most awarded premium gin, and Plymouth gin – plus a selection of highly acclaimed single malt whiskies, including Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Strathisla and Tormore. The range is completed by a collection of blended Scotch whiskies operating in many of the world’s key whisky markets which includes 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport Scotch.
www.chivasbrothers.com
@ChivasNewsRoom

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40index.
www.pernod-ricard.com

Introducing Whiskey Thief – American Whiskey News

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Introducing Whiskey Thief

“Life’s too short to wait for the good things, so we made the clock tick a little faster when we created Whiskey Thief.”

www.whiskeythief.co.uk/

Welcome to Whiskey Thief, the bourbon that fuses whiskey-making tradition with innovation to offer the modern consumer an intriguing, contemporary brand with a smoother, more mature flavour.

Whiskey Thief is authentic to its core and has been created by Bourbon experts specifically to fill a gap in the market by offering consumers something refreshingly different. From its distinctive mask-style label to its contemporary typography and bold colour scheme, Whiskey Thief is very much the antithesis to most bourbon brands that follow a well-trodden design path and apply similarly traditional themes, names and motifs. Everything about Whiskey Thief reflects the ethos and independent spirit of its UK-based creators.

The bourbon in every bottle has been developed over several years with MGP Distillery in Lawrenceberg, ‘Malt Advocate’s 2015 Distiller of the Year’. Even before full production could begin many experiments and tastings were undertaken to finally arrive at the finished taste profile. During this development process the team ran a particularly exciting experiment which utilized new innovation made available from the barrel industry. The results were truly captivating as they discovered a method which helped the clock tick a little faster and accelerate the maturation process.

The result is a mature and truly well-rounded flavour. With a pleasant sweetness, an undercurrent of fruit spice and delicate vanilla and mocha notes, Whiskey Thief is delicious either as a smooth, sipping drink or in a refreshing cocktail. Its initial run is limited to 80 barrels meaning that every drop is created with a labour of love.

Whiskey Thief will be distributed in the UK exclusively by Amathus Drinks Plc and is available now at an accessible retail price point of £25 for a 70cl bottle.

Whiskey Thief is perfectly poised to capture the imagination of bourbon connoisseurs and newcomers alike and make an impact in 2016 as the bourbon scene continues to grow. Its mystery surely won’t remain a secret for long.

The Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt at The Spirits Embassy – Scotch Whisky News

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The Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Malt is a very rare bottling.

This great whisky is presented in a beautiful wooden case for you to admire.

Distilled in 1965 and bottled in 1991.

Macallan is the highest sought-after whisky for collectors and whisky lovers alike.

Macallan harbours the best reputation for rare expressions with some bottlings cashing in for thousands of pounds – and the prices are only climbing.

 Macallan 25 Year Old Anniversary Edition £2,500.00 incl. VAT

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Whisky Auctioneer June 2016 Auction Now Live – Scotch Whisky News

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 JUNE AUCTION LIVE!

 Summer has arrived and with it comes our June Auction! If the sun isn’t shining where you are take a look through the sale and bask in the warm glow from some of the hottest bottles around right now!

THAT BOUTIQUE-Y WHISKY COMPANY COLLECTION 

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 Dazzling this auction is a vast array of That Boutique-y Whisky Company bottles! More colourful than bunting at a summer fete, the collection includes fantastic Port Ellen and Brora releases among many others. 

GLENUGIE 1966 SAMAROLI 33 YEAR OLD, GLENUGIE 1966 SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND

& GLENUGIE 1966 THE BOTTLERS 

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We rarely see Glenugie these days let alone of this superb old vintage! A real treat!

ARDBEG 1967 KINGSBURY 29 YEAR OLD 

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Sherry casked Ardbeg of this vintage is an unusual thing indeed! Bottled in 1996 by Kingsbury, who mostly export to Japan.

KINCLAITH 18 YEAR OLD CADENHEAD’S 1980S 

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A rare bottling of very rare whisky from Glasgow’s last distillery, Kinclaith, which only operated for 18 years!

LAGAVULIN 18 YEAR OLD FEIS ILE 2016

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The bottle that inspired some of the longest queues on Islay during the 2016 Feis Ile. Pick up yours here!

PORT ELLEN ANNUAL RELEASES 1st – 10th

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The lost jewel in Islay’s crown, Port Ellen has achieved near mythical status since its closure in 1983. Here we have numbers 1 through 10 of their incredible annual releases, don’t miss your chance to fill that gap in your collection! 

There is no registration fee, our commission structure is very competitive and we offer worldwide shipping. For our terms and conditions please click here. 

Happy bidding!

 

Laphroaig “Triple Wood” at K&L California – Scotch Whsky News

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Laphroaig “Triple Wood” Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml) ( $59.99) 94 points Whisky Advocate: “This is the first time I’ve been up for reviews here so I had a game plan: play it cool, mark tightly, let everyone know I’m hard to please. Then they gave me this, the whisky equivalent to front row tickets to Neil Young on his current Twisted Road tour: not just a chance to get up close and personal with an old favorite, but to do so with an old favorite who’s on fire. Laphroaig’s owners are intent on ensuring a big peaty engine for any new release, but this is a monster by anyone’s standards. It’s essentially Quarter Cask finished in oloroso sherry casks, so in addition to the intense charcoal smoke attack there are rich fruity notes; blackcurrant and berries. It’s an evening barbecue whisky. Grill that fish until it’s blackened and crispy, drizzle on lemon, and as the smoke rears up in protest, sip this. Big, moody, broody, fruity, and rich: what’s not to love? (Vol 19, #3)” K&L Notes: A limited release that was supposedly for European Travel Retail only! Lucky for us some popped up in California. This is essentially the Quarter Cask finished in Oloroso Sherry Butts. There’s an extra touch of savory richness at the back end, but the entry is all peat and iodine just like we expect from Laphroaig. The finish really lurks for some time, morphing from smoke, to nutty rancio, to savory sea salt. It’s a great new release from Laphroaig – a distillery that has been absolutely killing it with their special edition whiskies as of late.

K&L Wine Merchants
http://www.klwines.com
Phone: 877-KLWines (toll free 877-559-4637)
Email: wine@klwines.com
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

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CHIVAS BROTHERS’ DUNBARTONSHIRE EMPLOYEES DONATE TO BEATSON CANCER CHARITY – Scotch Whisky News

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CHIVAS BROTHERS’ DUNBARTONSHIRE EMPLOYEES DONATE TO BEATSON CANCER CHARITY

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, is today awarding £5,000 to Beatson Cancer Charity, after employees from its Dunbartonshire sites voted in their droves to support the organisation.

Each year, Chivas Brothers’ staff select their favourite causes to support as part of the company’s commitment to build strong relations with the local communities where it operates. The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre is an internationally renowned cancer centre and the busiest in the UK in terms of clinical activity and patient numbers. A £5,000 donation will support the charity’s pioneering work, which supports the 8,000 new patients and their families who attend the cancer centre every year.

Joyce Ross, Fundraising Manager at Beatson Cancer Charity, said: “On behalf of everyone at Beatson Cancer Charity, I’d like to express our sincere thanks to everyone at Chivas Brothers for this incredibly generous donation.

“Alarmingly, more than one in three people are affected by cancer in the West of Scotland – the highest cancer rate in Europe. As technology advances and new treatments are developed, the demands on cancer services continue to grow so this truly amazing level of support is so vital in helping us to continue to provide funding and wellbeing services to enhance the wonderful care thousands of patients receive at The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and related facilities each year.

“All money raised will go a very long way in the fight against cancer, now and in the future and for that we are truly thankful.”

Jennie Norrish, Head of Communications at Chivas Brothers, said: “It is a great pleasure to announce that our employees have chosen to support Beatson Cancer Charity this year. We are dedicated to being a part of the communities where our employees live and work, and therefore to support this incredibly worthy cause that is so close to the hearts of our Dalmuir, Dumbuck and Kilmalid workforce. The Charity of the Year initiative is a great opportunity for Chivas Brothers to give back to our local communities.”

Three of the Chivas Brothers employees who voted for the charity recently visited the Beatson Cancer Charity Wellbeing Centre and were kindly shown around the facility by Joyce Ross.

Valerie McNamara (pictured) is an employee at Kilmalid manufacturing site in Dumbarton and said: “We’ve all been touched by cancer in one way or another and it’s very rewarding to be involved with such an inspiring charity. The work they do in supporting people at the most difficult time of their lives is fantastic.”

Catherine Cairns (pictured), also based at Kilmalid, added: “My reasons for nominating Beatson Cancer Charity are firstly because of all the help and support given to my boyfriend’s father and his family, before he passed away early last year, and also because it is so local – as I know others who share a connection with The Beatson.”

Another Kilmalid employee, David Moffat (pictured) added: “I have known and know too many family and friends who have had and are currently receiving treatment from The Beatson. I have witnessed first-hand how caring, dedicated and wonderful everyone connected with the centre is and that’s why when The Beatson was one of the nominated charities I opted for it.”

The donation to Beatson Cancer Charity forms part of a £20,000 contribution to four charities across the UK, each representing a region in which Chivas Brothers operates and includes; Beatson Cancer Charity, Dunbartonshire; Alzheimer Scotland, Northern Scotland region; Macmillan Cancer Support West of Scotland, Paisley, Glasgow and Ayrshire; and the Jake McCarthy Foundation, London and Plymouth region.

The annual charity vote is just one of a number of initiatives that Chivas Brothers’ employees can take part in throughout the year, including a ‘doubling-up scheme’ where the company matches funds raised for good causes by workers in their spare time.

Notes:

About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s No.2 in wines and spirits. Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, the world’s first luxury whisky and the No.1 Scotch whisky in China; Ballantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky; The Glenlivet, the world’s No.2 single malt whisky; and Royal Salute, the world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range. The portfolio also includes two of the world’s leading English gins – Beefeater, the world’s most awarded premium gin, and Plymouth gin – plus a selection of highly acclaimed single malt whiskies, including Aberlour, Longmorn, Scapa, Strathisla and Tormore. The range is completed by a collection of blended Scotch whiskies operating in many of the world’s key whisky markets which includes 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport Scotch.
www.chivasbrothers.com
@ChivasNewsRoom

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin&Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier- Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 85 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40index.
www.pernod-ricard.com

Lights, camera, action! Speyside Distillery takes on starring role in celebrations for the Edinburgh International Film Festival World Premiere of Whisky Galore!

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Lights, camera, action! Speyside Distillery takes on starring role in celebrations for the Edinburgh International Film Festival World Premiere of Whisky Galore!

Speyside Distillery is about take a starring role at the premiere of the remake of Whisky Galore! – almost 70 years after making its screen debut in the original version of the classic Scottish comedy.

The latest big-screen version of Compton McKenzie’s much-loved novel will close the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sunday (June 26), and Speyside Distillery will be ensuring plenty of whisky flows at the after-party.

The distillery’s parent company, Harvey’s of Edinburgh, appeared in the original version of the film, which was released in 1949. Boxes branded with the company’s logo appeared in the movie, which is based on the true story of a shipwreck off the coast of Eriskay.

The ship, packed with export-only whisky, was sailing to the United States during World War II and the islanders take advantage of the unexpected windfall of alcohol and try to outfox the local Home Guard.

Speyside Distillery will be the official whisky sponsor for the closing part of the Festival, which takes place in the stunning surroundings of the Playfair Library following an earlier screening of Whisky Galore!

John says, “My family established their whisky business back in the 1770s and it continued through the generations. My grandfather, Alex Harvey, was a whisky trader and actually exported to the United States in the early part of the last century, around the time Whisky Galore! was first made.

“We looked at some shots of the original Whisky Galore! movie, and were both surprised and delighted to see Harvey’s of Edinburgh wooden boxes being scooped up from the water by some of the locals.

“We were extremely pleased to be asked to support the after-party for Whisky Galore! and will even be dressing the venue with some of those wooden boxes which were central to the original film.

“We’ll be supporting Whisky Galore! at other film festivals around the world, and we’re looking forward to this weekend and raising a glass of SPEY from Speyside Distillery in toast to the success of this wonderful Scottish film.”

The remake of Whisky Galore! is produced by Iain McLean and stars several well-known Scottish actors including Gregor Fisher and James Cosmo, in addition to Eddie Izzard in the role of Captain Waggett.

Speyside Distillery near Kingussie has been in production since 1990 and is operated by Speyside Distillers Ltd. It is home to the SPEY from Speyside Distillery range of single malt Scotch whiskies. For more information, visit www.speysidedistillery.co.uk

Established in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking.

Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history. 2016 marks the 70th edition of the Festival, making it the longest continually running film festival in the world.

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Picture caption: Speyside Distillery CEO John Harvey McDonough with one of the wooden boxes form Harvey’s of Edinburgh which appeared in the original film version of Whisky Galore!

THE ENGLISH WHISKY COMPANY WITH CHIEF WHISKY MAKER DAVID FITT At The Whisky Exchange – English Whisky News

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THE ENGLISH WHISKY COMPANY WITH CHIEF WHISKY MAKER DAVID FITT

Founded in 2006, The English Whisky Company was the first to establish a commercial distillery in England for more than 120 years. Over the past decade it has been turning heads with a range of great whiskies.

Our host for the evening is David Fitt, chief whisky maker at The English Whisky Company’s Norfolk distillery. A former brewer, David has been in charge of production since 2008 and is well known for his love of experimentation.

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David will be leading us through the distillery’s core whiskies as well as some TWE exclusives and a pair of very special drams:

English Whisky Chapter 7
English Whisky Chapter 9
TWE Exclusive Classic
TWE Exclusive Peated
Limited Edition Founder’s Cask Virgin Oak Finish
A mystery whisky, as selected by David…

An evening of pioneering whiskies, presented by the man who made them – a tasting not to be missed.

The tasting will take place on Tuesday 5 July from 7.30pm

£35 per ticket

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LONDON WC2N 4AG

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