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DESIGNER GILES DEACON CREATES BESPOKE WHISKY STONES FOR HEATHROW – Whisky News

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DESIGNER GILES DEACON CREATES BESPOKE WHISKY STONES FOR HEATHROW  

Limited edition whisky stones available exclusively from Heathrow in World Duty Free stores

Whisky Experience kicks off at Heathrow on 27 April, with over 300 whiskies available to try

Whisky is the highest selling beverage with nearly 1.1 million bottles of whisky sold at Heathrow each year

Scotch whisky accounts for a quarter of UK food and drink exports, generating £4 billion for the economy. 

19 April 2016, London, UK – Heathrow, the UK’s hub airport has today announced a collaboration with top fashion designer Giles Deacon, ahead of its month-long Whisky Experience, which launches on the 27th April. The internationally-renowned designer has designed a set of top-of-the-range, bespoke whisky stones, complete with a custom pouch, which will be offered as an exclusive gift with purchase to customers spending £70 or more on whisky in World Duty Free stores and World of Whiskies stores at Heathrow.

The whisky stones have been handcrafted using soapstone and are intended as a substitute to ice cubes because of their cooling properties and ability to retain this temperature without compromising the flavour of the drink. Designed by Giles, the stones come in an accompanying pouch which features a paisley print set against a yellow background. The stones themselves also incorporate a subtle element of the pouch design. As well as being available at the airport there will be a limited number available via your.heathrow.com.

With nearly 1.1 million bottles of whisky sold at Heathrow each year, passengers travelling to the US, India and China are the most likely to pick up a bottle of the spirit when travelling through the airport. Whisky is also a key export for the UK, with Scotch whisky accounting for a quarter of UK food and drink exports, generating £4 billion for the economy.

The Whisky Experience takes place annually at Heathrow and is designed to give passengers the opportunity to taste and learn more about the popular spirit. From travel exclusives by renowned distillers to premium single malt whiskies, there are over 300 different whiskies on sale at Heathrow and a number of experts will be on hand during May to introduce people to the range.

As one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, Central Saint Martins graduate Giles Deacon made his name designing for luxury brands including Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group. He presented his first collection in 2004, which catapulted him into the pages of fashion pages including Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar and i-D. His line was subsequently picked up by some of the most prestigious retailers in the world, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. It wasn’t long before the awards and celebrity fans started to roll in, with Giles now regularly dressing global superstars such as Drew Barrymore, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett.

Commenting on the collaboration, Giles said: “I’m a huge fan of whisky and particularly enjoy sipping on Japanese blends whenever I travel, so what better way to keep my drink cool than to add a couple of hand crafted whisky stones to my tumbler. The inspiration for my design came from a print inspired by the Victorian textile designer and writer William Morris. I love the idea that passengers can take a little inspiration from British history with them on their travels from Britain’s most iconic airport.”

Jonathan Coen, Retail Director at Heathrow, said: “Whisky has become increasingly popular in recent years. Whether you’re a fan of the classic whisky advertisements of the sixties or simply love an Old Fashioned cocktail from time to time, we’re proud to stock a diverse range of whisky across our terminals. From Scotch, bourbon or single malt varieties, there’s something for everyone, and for anyone struggling to make up their minds, our expert tasters will be on hand to offer passengers advice on how best to enjoy this iconic British drink.”

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Giles Deacon to give passengers something extra special to enjoy long after their journey with us.”

Fred Creighton, Managing Director at World Duty Free, said: “Our Whisky Experience event takes place every year. We work in close partnership with Heathrow to showcase the extensive range of whiskies we offer, many of which are travel exclusive and can’t be found on the high street.  We have some exceptional whiskies this year including Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight and Glenmorangie The Tayne and our expert staff, along with Master Blenders from various distilleries, will be on hand to meet customers and help them discover more about this celebrated spirit!”

To find out more about these Whisky stones and how you can get your hands on some, visit your.heathrow.com 

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Top ten best-selling whiskies at Heathrow:

  1. Johnnie Walker
  2. Glenlivet
  3. Balvenie
  4. Chivas Regal
  5. Glenmorangie
  6. Lagavulin
  7. Aberlour
  8. Jack Daniels
  9. Talisker
  10. Jameson 

About Heathrow

Heathrow is the UK’s hub airport, home to more than 80 airlines connecting to more than 180 destinations. Every year Heathrow welcomes over 70 million passengers with a commitment to ‘making every journey better’. Following an investment of more than £11 billion over the past 10 years, passengers have voted Heathrow the ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’ two years in a row, ‘Best Airport Terminal’ for Terminal 5 five years in a row and ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ seven years in a row.

FIRST CLASS SELECTION AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALE MAY 20th IN HONG KONG – Whisky News

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FIRST CLASS SELECTION AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALE IN HONG KONG

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The Whisky section of the sale offers a highly desirable bottle of Karuizawa-1963-50 year old estimated at HK$200,000-280,000 and a pair of Karuizawa-45 year old-Water of Life at HK$150,000-190,000. There is also a large selection of single cask whisky from the Yamazaki distillery and a bottle of Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt-Ace of Spades estimated at HK$80,000-110,000.

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A 57-year-old bottle of Macallan Lalique whisky is estimated at HK$210,000-250,000

The sale also includes a bottle of one of the most sought-after of Scotch whiskies, The Macallan Lalique-57 year old which has an estimate of HK$210,000-250,000. Distilled and bottled by Macallan, this very rare 57 year old whisky comes in a Lalique Crystal decanter numbered 17 of 400.

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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today, the auction house offers more sales than any of its rivals. The main salerooms are in London, New York and Hong Kong. Sales are also held in the UK in Knightsbridge and Edinburgh; in the US, in San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe, in Paris and Stuttgart and in Sydney, Australia. Bonhams also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of forthcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

 

The fight for greater transparency in Scotch whisky continues… – Scotch Whisky News

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“The fight for greater transparency in Scotch whisky continues…”

Over the last few weeks we have been excited to witness a growing industry momentum behind our Scotch Whisky Transparency campaign, with other producers publicly adding to the debate.  As one of the many thousands of enthusiasts who signed our Statement of Beliefs, I’m writing to tell you where we, at Compass Box, stand today and what our next planned steps are.

Our talks with the wider Scotch industry continue behind the scenes and we are making progress in the critical task of building a consensus that change needs to take place.   Importantly, we have recently identified a pragmatic approach that we believe could allow authorities to use the existing regulations to crackdown on misleading product information whilst still permitting full transparency.  Until we have had the chance to discuss this approach with the industry we will continue to work within the confines of the existing regulations – but it offers the prospect of change on the horizon.  We will of course keep you fully posted as the situation develops.

In the meantime, those interested in greater transparency in the world of Scotch whisky may wish to keep their eyes open for our second Limited Edition release of 2016. Details will be shared in the coming days but rest assured it is a whisky with which to ponder the world of Scotch not only as it is, but also as it could be! As ever, we remain grateful for your support as the fight for greater transparency in the world of Scotch whisky continues.

Whiskymaker John Glaser

JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN FOR SCOTCH WHISKY TRANSPARENCY

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Back in Stock at K&L California – Whisky News

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Garnheath 28 Year Old 1986 Cooper’s Choice at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

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Garnheath 28 Year Old 1986 Cooper’s Choice

Lowland Single Grain Scotch Whisky

Garnheath 28 Year Old 1986 vintage Lowland single grain Scotch whisky. Distilled at the Moffat distilling complex in Airdrie which closed in 1986. Matured in a single bourbon cask #22156 bottled 2015 by The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. for the Cooper’s Choice series. 410 bottles. Garnheath was a grain distillery founded in 1964, with distillation commencing in February 1965. The Garnheath Distillery was closed and demolished by Inver House Distillers Limited in July 1986.
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Germany Joins Quest to Find Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival’s Top Drams – Scotch Whisky News

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Germany joins quest to find Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival’s top drams

For the first time in the history of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Whisky Awards, lovers of the amber nectar overseas will play a part in helping choose the region’s finest whiskies with the quest to find region’s best drams going global – to Germany.

Customers of Scotia Spirit in Cologne will gather at the specialist whisky retailer today (Thursday, April 21) for a tasting when they will cast their votes for their top choices from the six finalists shortlisted by a panel of industry leaders, acclaimed writers and specialist retailers.

The German judging will be overseen by Linda Mellis, a director of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, who is jetting out to Cologne to meet up with shop owner Peter Klas, a good friend of the festival.

Peter gave up a career in film and media to pursue his passion for Scotland, opening up his specialist store stocked with more than 450 different kinds of whiskies and other luxury food and drink products from Scotland two years ago.

Scotland became his ideal escape from pressures of working in a fast-paced industry and during visits he developed a taste for Scotch whisky, which led him on a path to the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. He now invites customers to join him on an annual excursion to the drams-fest with a record 17 people accompanying him this year from April 28 to May 2.

With limited places on his organised visit, but huge interest in Speyside’s best known export, a conversation with festival chairman James Campbell, discussing ways in which other German whisky lovers could feel involved in the festival, set the ball rolling for the Cologne judging event.

Peter says his shop has gone from strength to strength since opening, with both interest and demand for luxury Scottish produce and he’s looking forward to being the first satellite tasting site outside of Speyside for this year’s awards.

“The whole atmosphere at the festival is wonderful, and I hope we can try and recreate some of what is so special about the festival by sampling these whiskies in my tasting room on Thursday,” Peter explains.

“Speyside is special as it has the biggest range of malt whisky, its nature and scenery is great and it’s the best place to learn about whisky.

“My customers are really looking forward to taking part in voting for what they think are the best whiskies, and being part in what is one of the major events of the festival.”

The votes of around 70 customers and media guests will be counted and included along with other votes made on Speyside during the festival. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 1 at the whisky awards ceilidh in the Memorial Hall, Dufftown.

James Campbell, chairman of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, says, “Speyside whisky is renowned the world over and we are pleased that this year, for the first time, we have been able to add an international dimension to our whisky awards.

“Our friends in Germany will be among the whisky lovers who determine the results, and being a public vote makes these awards all the more coveted.

“Who knows, this could be the start of something bigger. Maybe in future years we will have whisky lovers in other cities in the world use their nose, knowledge and taste buds to choose the winners in each of the three strongly contested categories.”

The awards are sponsored by coppersmiths Forsyths of Rothes and the three categories for 12 years old and under, 13-20 years old and 21 years old and over.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will welcome visitors from all over the world – and closer to home – from April 28 to May 2.

The jam-packed festival programme takes place in various locations across the scenic Speyside region when people have the chance to enjoying food, music, heritage, culture and of course whisky along the way.

This year’s programme has almost 500 different events to choose from with whisky train rides, comedy, ceilidhs, food events and heritage trails, in addition to whisky tastings and distillery tours, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Tickets are available at www.spiritofspeyside.com. The Festival is also active on social media – facebook.com/WhiskyFestival and @spirit_speyside on Twitter and on Instagram.

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Picture: Peter Klas is delighted Germany has been chosen for the first ever international judging session of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Awards.

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The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is committed to promoting responsible drinking. Visitors travelling to and from festival events can take advantage of a range of transport options. Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has received funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise and is also financially supported by many other private and public partners.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Scottish Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme.

Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

2016 will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design through a wide-ranging, variety of new and existing activity.

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design will run from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 and will build on the momentum generated by the 2015 Year of Food and Drink as well as previous years including Homecoming Scotland 2014, the Year of Creative and the Year of Natural.

Through a series of exciting events and activity, the year will showcase Scotland’s position as an “innovation nation”, its outstanding built heritage, and its thriving, internationally acclaimed fashion, textiles and design sector.

Glenmorangie Announce Justin Rose as New Global Golf Ambassador – Scotch Whisky News

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Glenmorangie announce Justin Rose as new global golf ambassador

Rose who launched his career at The Open becomes Glenmorangie ambassador.

Glenmorangie is proud to announce Justin Rose as the brand’s new golf ambassador. Justin, who came to prominence as a 17 year-old amateur with a fourth-place showing at the 1998 British Open, is considered the perfect golfer to help the single malt whisky celebrate its partnership with The Open Championship. The 35 year-old superstar embodies Glenmorangie’s ethos of going to untold lengths to create its whisky, borne out of his selfless dedication to performing on golf’s biggest stages.

Glenmorangie, the Spirit of The Open, will feature Justin as the face of their campaign with the star golfer appearing in a series of brand films toasting a shared belief in the uncompromising pursuit of excellence, meticulous preparation and attention to detail. Justin’s role will be to share and celebrate Glenmorangie’s ethos around the world. His partnership with the brand includes scheduled appearances in the US and the UK in 2016.

Justin has firmly cemented himself among golf’s elite competitors with 19 worldwide titles, including seven wins on the PGA Tour and eight victories on the European Tour. Justin’s march to victory at the 2013 U.S. Open has been the Englishman’s greatest achievement to date, becoming the first Brit in 40 years to emerge victorious at one of golf’s toughest challenges. However, it was Justin’s remarkable finish at Royal Birkdale, holing his 50-yard approach from the rough on the 72nd hole, that made him part of Open Championship folklore and a fitting partner to champion Glenmorangie’s Open Championship association.

Marc Hoellinger, President and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, said: “We are delighted to introduce Justin as an ambassador for Glenmorangie, The Spirit of The Open. Justin has inextricable links with The Open Championship, an event we have proudly partnered with for a number of years. A proven winner, Justin leaves no stone unturned in his quest to be the best. At Glenmorangie, it is a belief in being unnecessarily well made that drives the creation of our award winning whisky. There is a great deal of similarities in both our approaches and what we are trying to do in our respective fields”.

Justin Rose, currently ranked 7th in the official world golf rankings, said: “It is an honour to forge a partnership with such an iconic malt whisky and I am excited to be part of Glenmorangie’s plans to celebrate The Open Championship and what it stands for. Glenmorangie is a whisky I enjoy, and I have an appreciation of the history, traditions and years of experience and dedication that have gone into crafting its unique flavour and finish”.

Ex-SWA Director Joins Board of £2m ‘stock exchange’ for Maturing Scotch – Scotch Whisky News

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Ex-SWA director joins Board of £2m ‘stock exchange’ for maturing Scotch

LONDON, 19 April 2016 – WhiskyInvestDirect, the online marketplace enabling investors to buy and sell Scotch whisky as it matures and gains value in the barrel, has appointed former Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) director Campbell Evans to its board.

WhiskyInvestDirect launched in September last year. In its first six months, investors using the platform bought more than £2  illion of maturing Scotch, holding it in the same bonded warehouses as major distillers use to care for the maturing whisky they own.

The SWA is the 100-year old trade body representing the £4.5-billion Scotch whisky industry. Campbell Evans stood down as Director of International Affairs last year, having joined as Head of Media Relations in 1991.

He joins WhiskyInvestDirect CEO Rupert Patrick (formerly at Ian Macleod Distillers, Beam and then Diageo), co-founder Paul Tustain (head of world-leading gold and silver exchange BullionVault) and Rob Procter (representing preference shareholders after last year’s £1.55m crowd funding via Angels Den) on the Board of this innovative and fast-growing company.

Rupert Patrick said:

“Campbell is a highly respected member of the Scotch whisky industry, and I am delighted that he has agreed to join our Board. The breadth and depth of Campbell’s knowledge and contacts will be a major advantage to WhiskyInvestDirect as we build upon our successful launch.”

Campbell Evans said:

“WhiskyInvestDirect provides an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to diversify their investments. For the industry it provides a new and different platform to trade spirit. I am delighted to join at this early stage and help assist establish whiskyInvestDirect as a vehicle for investment and trade. “

WhiskyInvestDirect’s online platform acts like a stock exchange for maturing Scotch. Today it offers 10 single malts and two grain whiskies, all of them key constituents of major blended brands. Users can trade as little as 1 litre of pure alcohol at a time, currently costing between £1.40 for young grain to £4.20 for 3-year old malt.

Blended whisky accounts for 9 bottles in every 10 sold worldwide by the Scotch industry each year.

Industry data for 2006-2015 show that Scotch whisky sold in the barrel at 8 years old had appreciated by 10.7% per annum on average from its price at filling, net of storage costs.

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About WhiskyInvestDirect

WhiskyInvestDirect is the online market for buying and selling Scotch whisky as it matures in barrel – a compelling new asset class for investors large and small, showing better than 7% annual appreciation after storage costs and inflation over the last decade. Accounting for 25% of UK food and drink exports by value, sales of Scotch whisky overseas equal 35 bottles per
second. WhiskyInvestDirect supports this centuries-old business by providing cash-flow to distillers, and by introducing for the first time an electronic exchange where brand-owners can then source a range of high-quality single malts and grain whiskies.
Coupled with CEO Rupert Patrick’s 24-year industry experience, WhiskyInvestDirect is launched by and employs the proven trading and custody I.T. of BullionVault – the world’s largest online market for physical gold and silver, and winner of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

About Campbell Evans
Campbell Evans has 25 years of experience in the Scotch whisky industry, building and maintaining close relationships with member companies of trade body the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). He served first as Head of Media Relations, as Director for Government, Consumer Affairs and Communications, and finally as International Affairs Director. Elected in 2006 as Vice-President of Brussels trade body the European Spirits Organisation (CEPS) by its international membership, he has also been a member of several UK government working groups across a variety of departments including the Home Office, DEFRA and
UKTI. Before joining the SWA in 1991, Campbell Evans spent twelve years in retail banking.

About Rupert Patrick
A liveryman and former committee member of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, Rupert Patrick began his whisky career at medium-sized private firm Ian Macleod Distillers in 1991,leading brand-building and exports before moving to Beam (now part of Suntory) in 2004. There he managed duty-free sales of major Scotch brands Teacher’s and Laphroaig, becoming Managing Director Emerging Markets. Joining Diageo PLC in 2012 he led New Business in Africa, managing new market sales of existing whisky brands such as Johnnie Walker, White Horse and Vat 69 worth $100m per year, until moving to launch whiskyInvestDirect in 2015

For more information, visit https://www.whiskyinvestdirect.com/

Royal Salute and a Study in Porcelain – Scotch Whisky News

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Royal Salute and a study in porcelain

Art Basel HK is the backdrop for the total Porcelain Dinner experience by Royal Salute

Hong Kong. March 2016. Royal Salute, the time honoured British whisky and pinnacle of the blender’s art, launches a celebration of the alchemical origins of whisky and porcelain at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences with an ‘eternal life’ banquet prepared by Uwe Opocenskyis, executive chef at the MandarinOriental.

Created by Royal Salute’s Global Brand Director Vadim Grigorian, the complete porcelain dining experience is served on porcelain tables resembling altars or medieval alchemist workbenches carved with mystical symbols. The food is served on plates inspired by the imaginative astrologer and philosopher, John Dee’s famous obsidian mirror, through which he is said to have spoken with angels. Cutlery and tableware are also fashioned from porcelain to complete the experience.

This bespoke porcelain has been specially made in Dehua, the home of white porcelain, in a process overseen by famous porcelain expert Peter Ting and the feast will be eaten with cutlery designed by Gabriele Pezzini. The evening is inspired by the life of John Dee – court alchemist to Queen Elizabeth I and the man who orchestrated the coronation that began her glorious reign.

 Vadim Grigorian commented: “Royal Salute was created to celebrate the monarchy and the coronation of Elizabeth II, it is served in a porcelain flagon and is rooted in the notion of time – we are the only blend whose youngest whisky is 21 years old. It was natural for Royal Salute to take inspiration from Dee and his striving for perpetual life when we set out to explore the alchemical origins of both whisky and porcelain.” 

The menu is comprised of dishes cooked from superfoods recommended by futurist and director of engineering at Google – Ray Kurzweil– whose ‘Immortality Diet’ qualifies him as a modern day alchemist.

Over the past year, as part of a brand repositioning, the time-honoured blend has invested in forward thinking collaborations with leading British designers and artists, including Studio Mackereth and Jack Badger on a Neolithic Bar, cutting edge leatherworker Bill Amberg and experiential artist Marcos Lutyens.

The porcelain dinner will tour the UK, Russia and the US. For further information about Royal Salute, please visit http://www.royalsalute.com/.

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About Royal Salute

Royal Salute is a careful blend of malt and grain whiskies – with its youngest blend matured for a minimum of 21 years. Created to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the 21 gun salute that honoured her, the brand is steeped in tradition and proud of its royal lineage, but is firmly engaged in the modern world by constantly pushing the art of blending into new, creative and ambitious forms. Royal Salute is deeply involved in polo – the world’s oldest

surviving team sport and a game that’s expanding in the modern era. The brand sponsors more than 15 international tournaments from the UK and the USA through Argentina and China to Korea.

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About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s co-leader 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.1 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.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society “THUNDER THURSDAY: LIGHTNING SALE & MAY PREVIEWS” – Scotch Whisky News

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THUNDER THURSDAY: LIGHTNING SALE & MAY PREVIEWS

As unseasonable snowstorms chill the nation, we’re swapping our walking shoes for tasting glasses and sampling a luxurious and indulgent selection of finishes in our Cask Wonder Case. A long-lasting pleasure for the palate and absolutely spectacular value, saving a whopping £350 on whiskies with a combined age of 143! Offer finishes midnight on Sunday so not a moment to lose… Love the outdoors in any weather? A warming dram will hit the spot – check out our brand new, easy drinking May preview bottlings. SMWS Ambassador, Phoebe Brookes, reviews the previews on our blog.

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They say life is like a box of chocolates but we disagree – a life well lived is like a case of whisky; this case of whisky! Aged in casks from America, Spain and France then hand-picked by our Panel of exceptional palates, nothing but the best has made it through selection. Want even better news? This would normally set you back an extra £350 so snap one up before another lucky member grabs the lot!

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