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The Amazon exclusive will target Urban drinkers with a brand-new addition to the single malt category that’s ‘better shared’

Monday 11th November – Auchentoshan®, the urban malt inspired by the city of Glasgow, has today announced the launch of Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc, a new special edition whisky available exclusively on Amazon.

Available to purchase on 15th November (pre-order here), Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is a unique combination of two worlds – the smooth triple distilled taste of Auchentoshan and the unique flavour of Sauvignon blanc casks that gives a fresh, vibrant take on Auchentoshan, setting out to reflect the ever-changing needs of the urban millennial.

The brand new urban malt is matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Sauvignon Blanc Barrique casks, which gives it a distinct, smooth and high-quality taste. Distilled at 47% ABV, the result is a unique single malt that’s ‘best served chilled’ allowing the fresh flavours of citrus and apple to excite the pallete.

The release of Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc follows the recent announcement of the brand’s vibrant new look packaging and brand positioning, aiming to reach a new generation of whisky drinker who are looking for a smooth and exciting whisky to be enjoyed together with friends.

Eileen Livingston, Senior Director of Scotch Whisky for Beam Suntory, comments: “Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is a unique innovation that disrupts the category and provides consumers with a drinking experience out of the norm. This enables us to connect with urban millennials who are looking to sample new expressions and shared experiences.”

Ron Welsh, Master Blender for Auchentoshan, says: “We set out to create a never-seen-before whisky on the market. Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc was crafted to be enjoyed chilled, allowing us to innovate on the key occasions when the product is shared.”

Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc tasting notes are included below:

Ex-Bourbon barrel matured, followed by Sauvignon Blanc Barrique finish


Pale Gold


Subtle citric notes of white grapefruit with light sweetness of white peaches and green apple, light perfume of eglantine, honeysuckle, Scotch broom and Jasmine.


Lightly peppery with zesty notes, green grapes, light acacia honey and lemon curd, vanilla sweetness, lychees and honeydew melon, but also dried grass and hay notes.


The finish is hot and peppery with lingering notes of custard apple with a salty mouthfeel.

The limited edition whisky will be available as an e-commerce exclusive on Amazon from 15th November.






Awards for Auchentoshan:

Bartenders’ Brand Awards 2018 | Silver for Auchentoshan Bartenders’ Malt 01

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan American Oak

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Three Wood

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 21 Year Old

IWSC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Blood Oak

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Three Wood

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan Blood Oak

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

ISC 2017 | Silver for Auchentoshan 21 Year Old 

About Auchentoshan®

After 200 years of urban life in Glasgow, living through The Industrial Revolution, Auchentoshan is part of the city and the city is part of Auchentoshan. It is the only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to triple distil every last drop to create its delicate flavour. Smooth, yet gutsy. Approachable yet deep. Auchentoshan is the alternative malt for newcomers and whisky lovers alike.

About Beam Suntory Inc.

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.

The 2020 Victoria Whisky Festival – Whisky Festival News

The Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria British Columbia, Canada.

The Festival has a small amount of Festival Experience tickets packages available.

(1 x Grand Tasting, 1 x Masterclass & 1 x Consumer Tasting)

Contact the Festival by clicking here.


The 4 Best Whisky Gifts Available Right Now from The Whisky Exchange – Scotch Whisky News

Chivas Blend At Home Kit

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Chivas Regal is one of the world’s best-known and most-popular blended Scotch whiskies – but why is that? And how does a blend reach such flavourful potency? This great kit offers not only a fun way to spend an evening – meticulously blending the six component whiskies to create a blend to be proud of – but genuine insight into blending as an art form. A thoughtful and engaging gift for the whisky lover in your life.

Maker’s Mark in Wooly Jumper

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A perennial favourite with The Whisky Exchange editorial team, this is a bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey, wrapped up nice and warm in a knitted jumper. There’s not much more to say about it to be honest – it’s a cute, festive way to present your nearest and dearest with one of the most popular bourbons on the market, and for a great price, too.

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Bone Pack

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Affectionately dubbed the Ardbone here at TWE Towers, this is one of the world’s favourite Islay whiskies presented in an adorable, doggo-appropriate bone-shaped tin. Created to honour Ardbeg’s resident Jack Russell, Shorty – and to melt our pathetic, animal-loving hearts. Dog-loving peat-fan might seem niche, but this is sure to make the right person very happy indeed.

Glenfarclas 10 Year Old Gift Pack with Free Snood

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We loved this gift pack back when it contained a cosy Glenfarclas-branded bobble hat and, frankly, we love it equally as much now that it contains a cosy Glenfarclas-branded snood. Fruity and malty, Glenfarclas 10 Year Old is exemplary of sherried Speyside single malt whisky, and as warming as the garment which accompanies it. A fantastic intro for budding whisky enthusiasts, and an easy-drinking dram that any connoisseur will appreciate.

Discover Campbeltown with Glen Scotia at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


Experience Campbeltown with Glen Scotia

Discover Campbeltown with Glen Scotia. Sometimes a forgotten fifth whisky region of Scotland, it was actually the whisky capital of the world once upon a time- the original whisky region, boasting over 30 distilleries.

It’s time to put Campbeltown back on the map with the stunning whiskies coming from Glen Scotia.

Discover Campbeltown with Glen Scotia. Sometimes a forgotten fifth whisky region of Scotland, it was actually the whisky capital of the world once upon a time- the original whisky region, boasting over 30 distilleries.

It’s time to put Campbeltown back on the map with the stunning whiskies coming from Glen Scotia.

Glen Scotia 45 Year Old

This 45-year-old expression is the oldest single malt released by Glen Scotia to date. This expression is limited to just 150 individually numbered bottles. Each bottle is presented in a beautiful case hand-crafted from sustainably sourced British walnut and lined with embossed leather.

70cl / 43.8%


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Whisky Colours Festival 2020 – Scotch Whisky News

Whisky Colours Festival 2020

The second Whisky Colours Festival will be held from 8 to 12 October 2020.  It is a celebration of all things whisky and is centred in Dufftown, the malt whisky capital of the world.  The festival will allow you to get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the whisky industry.  Our website is the place to go for updates (www.whiskycoloursfestival.com).

The Good Dram Show – Episode 338 ‘Canada Again!’ – Canadian Whisky News

 Welcome to another Canadian episode of the show. This week I’ll be looking at two new releases from Two Brewers and a new release from Whistlepig as well as some interesting other stuff!


A Near Finish for Shetland Distillery – Scotch Whisky News

A near Finish for Shetland Distillery

Shetland Reel launch their latest Blended Malt Scotch Whisky as their quest for whisky success steps up a gear.

Shetland Distillery, perhaps best known for its award-winning gins is proud to launch its latest offering a Finished in Shetland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.  The UK’s most northerly distillery has been distilling a range of gin October 2014 as well as producing a series of award winning blended expressions of malt whisky.  This new whisky will be the first whisky to have been partly matured on Shetland, spending 6 months of its life in sherry casks in the distillery in Unst.  It will build on the success of previous Batches, Batch 1 received a Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Batches 2 and 3 received excellent scores of 92 and 94 respectively, from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

Stuart Nickerson one of the co-owners and Director, is a veteran of the Scottish whisky industry.  In his long and varied career, he has been distillery manager of Highland Park, Glenrothes, Glenfiddich, Balvenie and GIrvan, distilleries director for William Grant & Sons and brought back the Glenglassaugh distillery from mothballs after 22 years of lying silent.

The distillery Directors are focused on raising investment to install Shetland’s first malt whisky distillery, and the demand for the Shetland blended malt shows that whisky enthusiasts from around the world are waiting for this too.  Exports to date have included, South Africa, Germany, Belgium and Canada – with all 3 batches fully sold out.

Stuart Nickerson said

‘Each batch of our blended malt is prepared from a small number of carefully selected casks of single malt scotch whisky to create an exceptional whisky that is inspired by our distillery location in Unst, Shetland.  It is 100% malt whisky, and with HMRC permission to ‘finish’ at the distillery for up to 6 months, we decided not only to finish it on Shetland but to do so in ex-Oloroso sherry casks to give the whisky another added layer of complexity, flavour and sweetness.

The Finished in Shetland Blended Malt will be available to buy direct for the first time at the Shetland Arts and Crafts Fair on 8th November and on-line.

The Whisky Shop ” Full Game of Thrones Single Malt sets including the NEW Mortlach 15 Year Old Six Kingdoms” – Scotch Whisky News

Game of Thrones Single Malt Collection

Don’t miss out on your chance to own the full Game of Thrones Single Malt collection, including the brand new Mortlach 15 Year Old Six Kingdoms!

Buy the full set today!

Game of Thrones Whisky Collection (Set of 9)

9 x 70cl bottles


Pre-order Now

Orders will be dispatched w/c 25th Nov. We expect demand to be high and stock is very limited. Don’t miss out, place your order now!

Bimber Single Malt is available for ordering now from Tyndrum Whisky – English (London) Whisky News


First general release bottle available now. Lauded over, fawned over, this it not to be missed. The 1st general release bottling from Bimber Distillery, is available to order from now. This Bimber Small Batch release is the FIRST General Release bottling from them, crafted from a vatting of heavily charred American oak casks laid down in 2016.

The barrels were hand Charred by their own Cooper in London. This deep charring process caramelises the wood sugars and influences the whisky by imparting distinctively sweet, rich, smooth and fruity flavours. Every cask is specially selected, and married together in Bimbers hand-made Vat, before being bottled.

Whisky Maker’s Notes

NOSE: Orchard fruits and spit-roasted pineapple chunks are sweetened with honey, nougat and cookie dough. Oak smoke and wood char float across the nose, whilst cinnamon and pepper spicing offers an enlivening intensity.
PALATE: Red apples and ripe pears sit alongside banana bread and pineapple juice. Caramel, butterscotch sauce and split vanilla pods combine with layered pepper and ginger spicing and a characterful note of charred oak.
FINISH: Enduring wood smoke supports beautifully fading fruits and perfectly balanced oaky dryness.

This new small batch release is limited to 5,000 individually numbered bottles. From Bimber London Distillery



Scotch Malt Whisky Society “A Winter’s Tale” – Scotch Whisky News

This month we’re encouraging members to ‘Coorie in’ and there’s nothing better than curling up in front of the fire with a good book and a great dram. We believe every whisky tells a story, enjoy more unique casks that are especially evocative and thought-provoking. With a wonderful diversity of drams to explore, you’d be forgiven for locking the door and throwing away the cork!


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ

Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video


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