WhiskyFest Tickets Make Great Gifts: Special Bonus Offer – Whisky Fest News






Whisky Galore Auctioneers Ltd was formed 2017 by myself Stephen and my friend Paul both avid Whisky Collectors over many years…… which gave us the idea to not only drink, collect and invest in Whisky but to work within the world of Whisky too……

We are based in Coatbridge and are new to this line of work, but we come with lots of business experience from other fields as well as some Whisky Knowledge too …. We are no the finished article (who is ) and we do believe that every day is a school day and are always up to learn new things and develop and grow ourselves as well as our business Whisky Galore Auctioneers Ltd.

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Our First Auction is going live on Friday 22nd December 2017 – and one of the many bottles we have go available for this auction is :-

We have something very special and a very rare, a collectors dream indeed, to the best of our knowledge this bottle has never appeared on an online auction site before.

The bottle in question is a 20 Year Old Macallan Master of Photography Albert Watson – many of you reading this will be thinking (maybe) that you have seen this bottle many times on many auction sites before? (Pic 1 Macallan box/bottle)

But I beg to differ ! Let me explain why?

We may all know that Macallan produced 1000 bottles of Master of Photography Albert Watson – but what is not common knowledge is 900 of these bottles were produced in the standard black box alcohol volume is of 42% but 100 bottles were produced in blue/grey box with an alcohol volume of 46.5% making this a truly unique bottle and would be an ideal find for the avid Macallan collector.

So we are offering all our new customers the chance to join the Whisky Galore Auctioneers Ltd experience by only charging £1.00 to sign up and find out more about us join us on our journey.

We want to be different not just an online whisky online website – we want to share our knowledge, any top tips, and any new we hear of and we want to include our members and treat them like family we welcome all our customers to membership of the Whisky Galore Auctioneers Inner Circle group.

We welcome anyone wishing to take part and bid in our upcoming auction and as a welcome offer we are charging ZERO % sellers commission and free entry on all items in the auction ie currently saving £5.00 per item.

We are accepting all bottles to be in by Wednesday 20th December 2017 with Auction going live on Friday 22nd December.

We would like to take this opportunity in wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year……..

Diageo Whisky Summit brings the best of Scotland to China – Scotch Whisky News


Diageo Whisky Summit brings the best of Scotland to China

The second edition of Diageo’s annual China Whisky Summit took place on 17-18 November in Guangzhou.

The landmark two-day event brings together over 500 industry experts, scotch adorers and business partners to discuss and share whisky knowledge, trends and opportunities in a series of panels, workshops and tasting masterclasses.

Chinese consumers have a thirst for knowledge on scotch whisky and a desire to refine their appreciation of its heritage, provenance and craft credentials. The Summit is one of Diageo’s major initiatives to drive awareness about the scotch category and excitement about Diageo’s scotch portfolio in China.

£4 billion of scotch is shipped across the world each year, making it the UK’s biggest food and drink export. Testimony to the growing demand for scotch amongst Chinese consumers, scotch whisky exports to China grew by 45% to £27m in the first half of 2017 according to the Scotch Whisky Association. Tourism is another important part of the scotch whisky industry and last year 1.7m visits were made to distilleries in Scotland, with many coming from China.

The Whisky Summit is one of the most exciting and engaging immersive whisky experience ever hosted in China, showcasing all the whiskies from Diageo’s 27 distilleries in operation in Scotland. Visitors have the opportunity to take virtual tours of some of Diageo’s most iconic distilleries and attend masterclasses given by some of the world’s most renowned whisky experts like Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin Distillery Manager and acclaimed whisky writers Charles MacLean and Dave Broom.


“I am honoured to open the Diageo China Whisky Summit for the second year running. Diageo is the global leader in scotch whisky and our ambition is to make scotch the number one international spirit category in China. Our Chinese scotch business is on a strong growth trajectory. We are beating the competition, having recently extended our leadership in the super deluxe scotch segment, and we are accelerating performance in the single malts category with Singleton. We are also the fastest growing player in the premium segment and are driving share and attracting new consumers with innovations like Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch and Haig Club Clubman. Scotch has an exciting future in China and I am confident Diageo is well placed to continue to drive the growth of the category and establish its leadership.” Sam Fischer President, Greater China and Asia


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Burns(ish) Night Tastings 2018 with The Whisky Lounge – Scotch Whisky News

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We realise that January seems like a lifetime away, but…

….it is not!

Traditionally our first outing of the year, our Burns’ nights have grown and grown in stature and popularity. Like the word-smith himself, we do not take it (or anything) too seriously and these nights are there to be enjoyed by all that attend, whether you are a Whisky Lounge stalwart, or perhaps you are just whisky-curious.


The format is very straight-forward, with six delicious whiskies of varying style and value on tasting, and a hearty and filling Haggis Supper for all at ‘half-time’. Obviously we will raise a dram to the bard as is tradition but the focus is most certainly on the whiskies and your enjoyment! Here are your dates and venues…

22nd January

Sheffield – The Sheffield Tap

24th January

Leeds – The Northern Monk Brew Co

25th January

Birmingham – The Edgbaston

Brighton – The Nightingale Room

Liverpool – The Fly In The Loaf

Manchester – The Britons Protection York – Brigantes


London-based folks, please do not panic! We will have at least one date and venue for you very soon, so watch this space!



The Macallan & Highland Park Tasting at the Whisky Shop #SFO Friday, December 1st 5-7PM – Scotch Whisky News


Friday, December 1st 5-7PM:

The Macallan & Highland Park

Treat yourself to some of the most popular whisky names in the world! We’ll be pouring a variety of new releases and highly-rated favorites, presented by distillery representatives and our own in-store whisky experts.

Pourlist to be revealed as event approaches.

RSVP to be notified as soon as it’s revealed.

Click Here to RSVP


Old Pulteney & Speyburn Tasting at the Whisky Shop #SFO November 30th, 2017 – Scotch Whisky News


Thursday, November 30th 5-7PM:

Single Malt & Chutney Tasting: 

Old Pulteney & Speyburn 

Join us for a tasting of Speyburn and Old Pulteney whiskies. We’ll be sampling some rare drams as well as new and best selling releases from both distilleries, with distillery representatives and whisky experts present to answer all your whisky questions.  Food pairings will be provided by Mcquade’s Celtic Chutneys! San-Francisco based ‘Chutney Chef’ Alison Mcquade uses local ingredients and delicious whiskies to make unique, award-winning products featured at numerous bay area restaurants and tastings.


Click Here to RSVP


The Whisky Show Old & Rare Tickets Now On-Sale – Scotch Whisky News


24-25 FEBRUARY 2018, 11.30AM 6.30PM




With about 120 whiskies listed so far, we are well on our way to making The Whisky Show Old & Rare 2018 our best show yet. In among the ranks are late 19th-century whiskies and early 1900s’ bottlings, as well as rare bottles that are rarely opened.


Some of the highlights include:

• Old Orkney Stromness single malt, bottled late 19th century – a museum-piece of a whisky, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to try a slice of history

• Black Bowmore 1964 (2nd release) – the perfect balance of fruit, peat and power, this whisky deserves its legendary tag

• Ardbeg 18 Year Old Kraus Bros & Co Import 91.3 proof – one of the rarest independent bottlings in the world, rarely seen and even more rarely tasted

The Party Source “CityBeat Events: Bourbon & Bacon at New Riff Distillery” – American Whiskey News

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Join CityBeat and 250 lucky people for Bourbon, bacon, beer, and divine swine creations. (Now that’s a mouthful. A delicious mouthful.) On December 6th, CityBeat is throwing a party fit for Ron Swanson and bourbon lovers alike. With Cincinnati as Porkopolis and Kentucky as the home of bourbon, New Riff Distillery in Newport is the perfect location for this celebration. At the event, guests will get to enjoy samples from local restaurants that will be serving some of their best bacon-inspired dishes. The food is perfectly paired with the incredible varieties of bourbon guests will be able to enjoy at the event. Click the image below for all the details.

Don’t delay! The online tickets have already sold out, and we have the remaining tickets for sale in-store only at The Party Source. Also, even if you can’t snag tickets to the event, be sure to check out the afterparty at Braxton Labs. Cheers, -The Party Source Liquor Department



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Bookings being taken now…


Thursday 25th JANUARY 2018 

It only comes round once a year and we have two stunning venues with different Burns Night celebrations to choose from – join us for a fun and traditional Burns Night Supper to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on. Join us at WHISKI Bar or WHISKI ROOMS on Thursday 25th January 2018 for a memorable Burns Night Supper to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on. Bookings being taken now.

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WHISKI’s Burns Night Supper

Call us on 0131-556-3095 to book WHISKI on the  Royal Mile for our Burns Supper with live Scottish band.

Date: Thursday 25th January 2018 Time: 7:30PM £30 pp

View WHISKI’s Burns Supper here

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WHISKI Rooms Burns Night Supper

Call us on 0131 225 7224 to book WHISKI Rooms overlooking the Mound for one of our Burns Night extravaganza celebrations.

Date: Thursday 25th January 2018 Time: 7:30PM £35 pp

View WHISKI Rooms Burns Supper here

Hope to see you in WHISKI or WHISKI Rooms for a great Scottish celebration. Best Regards from all at         WHISKI Bar       and     WHISKI Rooms    |

WHISKI Rocks, let the party begin …

WhiskyFest 2018 Tickets Now On Sale – Whisky News


WhiskyFest 2018 Tickets Now On Sale

That’s a wrap on the 2017 WhiskyFest events! What a wonderful season of great whiskies, attendees, and exhibitors! We couldn’t do it without you and we truly appreciate your support. Tickets for all 2018 WhiskyFest events are now on sale. The holidays are just around the corner and what better gift for the whisky lover in your life? WhiskyFest is the leading whisky festival in North America, offering over 350 whiskies, one of a kind seminars hosted by the best in the business, and the chance to talk with other whisky-minded folks! Early bird pricing is available in limited quantities while supplies last. Don’t miss out on significant savings!

Buy your tickets today.

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