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‘Chasing Whiskey’ Documentary Brings the Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s to Cinema Audiences Nationwide – May 11 Only- Whisky News

 

‘Chasing Whiskey’ Documentary Brings the Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s to Cinema Audiences Nationwide – May 11 Only

Journey Across the Globe With Director Greg Olliver, Country Music Legend Eric Church and Singer-Songwriter Shooter Jennings To Discover the Heart and History of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

DENVER – February 19, 2020 – The new documentary “Chasing Whiskey – The Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s” premieres in movie theaters across the country as a one-night event on May 11. More than a simple narrative of the origins and impact of Jack Daniel’s, the documentary joins Tim Matheson, Shooter Jennings, Eric Church, John Grisham, Tina Sinatra and more, on a 57,000 mile journey across five countries and 17 time zones that is equal parts thought provoking, insightful, moving and hilarious.

Tickets for “Chasing Whiskey” can be purchased starting Friday, February 21, at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events and Movie City Films, in association with Evolve Studios, present “Chasing Whiskey” in more than 850 U.S. movie theaters on Monday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations will be available February 21 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Our filmmaking journey proved that Jack Daniel’s is easily the most iconic whiskey brand in the world. No matter where we went – from Tennessee to Japan to Cuba to the outback of Australia – and even Scotland – we always found someone who had a compelling, personal story to tell about Jack. It’s become part of popular culture everywhere,” said director Greg Olliver. “With unprecedented access that was given to us by Jack Daniel’s, we uncovered surprising stories that began even before Jack started making his own whiskey. We’re proud to present this insightful, whiskey-soaked adventure that tells the story of Jack that’s been 150+ years in the making.”

From the small town of Lynchburg, Tennessee, where every drop of Jack Daniel’s is made, to the outback of Australia, from Beverly Hills to the streets of Havana, Cuba, “Chasing Whiskey” documents a cultural exploration into why a world of people identifies with a distinctly American brand. Through it all, Jack Daniel’s serves as the compass on a journey that offers a unique glimpse into humanity, shared values and differing views, dreams and delusions.

“We are always eager to partner with new content providers to offer premium experiences on the big screen,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “This event gives fans across the country, from large cities to small towns, a chance to explore the history of Jack Daniel’s with some of their favorite actors and artists to learn how millions of people around the world from different backgrounds and cultures became a part of this iconic brand.”

View the trailer at: https://youtu.be/TeyGLFqwLpg

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,100 locations and 1,916 screens in 184 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

WATERFORD DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES OPEN DAY AND INAUGURAL BOTTLING LAUNCH – Irish Whiskey News

WATERFORD DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES OPEN DAY AND INAUGURAL BOTTLING LAUNCH – 50% OF BOTTLES SOLD WITHIN FIRST WEEKEND

Terroir-driven whisky producer, Waterford Distillery, has announced its hugely anticipated inaugural release – the first whisky since it began distillation following conversion from a Guinness brewery in 2015.

1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE is highly limited and will be available only at a distillery open day on Saturday 25th April. Tickets to the event are being sold via Eventbrite. In the first weekend of the event being announced, 50% of tickets to acquire 1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE had already sold, with the masterclass level ticket selling out within 45 minutes of the event being shared.

THE OPEN DAY

The open day is to celebrate Waterford Whisky’s coming of age, their Irish Single Malt Whisky’s debut, and they wanted to open their gates on Saturday 25th April to those curious to see what the distillery has been up to these last five years.

To provide a festival atmosphere, irrespective of the weather, the distillery has invited local food suppliers, brewers and musicians – and Waterford Whisky will also be available to taste for the first time.

1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE

There are 1,500 numbered bottles of 1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE bottled at 50% ABV.  

Only 1,000 of these are labelled “I Was There” and will be available to the public, strictly limited to one per individual. 

This limited edition, first bottling has a retail value of €150 and is only available on Saturday 25th April at the distillery as part of this event – it must be collected in person. It is for those who make the pilgrimage.

To mark this historic moment, the launch of Waterford Whisky, a limited edition commemorative bottling has been created by Head Distiller Ned Gahan. For 1ST CUVÉE: PILGRIMAGE Ned has brought together each of the 36 farms that Waterford distilled in their first year, each one location, captured in spirit, a unique Waterford distillate. Together, they make a complex and multi-layered single malt – the determined goal of their intriguing journey, a pioneering concept for the whisky industry.

TICKETS FOR THE OPEN DAY AND INAUGURAL BOTTLING LAUNCH CAN BE BOUGHT ON EVENTBRITE

WHISKY SHOW: OLD & RARE 2020 – Old & Rare Whisky News

WHISKY SHOW:
OLD & RARE 2020

Whisky Show: Old & Rare 2020 is just around the corner, running from 29 February – 1 March. If you’re looking to explore and experience drams from the history of your favourite distilleries, it really is an unmissable weekend, boasting more than 650 whiskies available for as little as £1 per dram. Tickets have nearly sold out, so if you’ve been on the fence, it’s time to get booking!

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GlenDronach Appreciation Society | Abbey Whisky Exclusive GlenDronach 1992 Single Cask – Scotch Whisky News

After many months of careful planning, Abbey Whisky and Sean Russell, The GAS founder are thrilled to introduce this exclusive single cask GlenDronach! A stunning example of an exquisite, old and rare GlenDronach. The liquid has been drawn from a Pedro Ximénez Sherry Puncheon after 27 years in cask. Beautifully presented, including an exclusive GAS branded Copita tasting glass. Due to anticipated high demand, numbers will be strictly limited and drawn via ballot.

12 lucky winners will also have their bottle personally signed by Master Blender, Rachel Barrie.

£250

70cl | 54.5% Vol

Click the link below to sign-up to the ballot, for a chance to purchase this rare and exclusive bottling.

Good luck!

Ballot closes 23:59 GMT, 25th February..!

Enter Ballot

N.B  – Once you’ve entered your details including the email that this mail was sent to, you should receive the following message. This confirms that you’re in the ballot! 

‘THE SPIRIT OF SONG’ AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND WHISKY at Glengoyne Distillery – Scotch Whisky News

‘THE SPIRIT OF SONG’

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND WHISKY

Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne. Glasgow, G63 9LB

March 20th 2020 7pm

Tickets priced £13.50 are available from EVENTBRITE

The Spirit of Song is a brand-new event hosted by Scottish singer-songwriter Kerri Watt. Born out of Kerri’s appreciation for two of Scotland’s biggest exports – whisky and music – this will be an intimate night filled with acoustic music by Scottish artists. Guests will also receive a dram of Glengoyne’s world famous whisky on arrival.

This first show, of what is intended to be an ongoing series, will be a very special all female line up in conjunction with “Write Like A Girl” to celebrate March’s Women’s History Month. Kerri will be joined by Liv Dawn (runner up of the BBC Scottish Songwriter Award) and Beth Keeping (founder of movement “Write Like A Girl”), with one further name to be announced,

Having spent the last few years touring around the UK and Europe opening for the likes of Coldplay, Keith Urban, Celine Dion, Embrace and Nina Nesbitt plus regular trips to Nashville to perform in ‘writers-rounds’ Kerri is coming home to support the local talent that helped her get started. Set against the magical backdrop of the Glen lit up at night, the show will take on a writers-round format with the 4 performers on stage together sharing their stories and songs – a really special way to experience the music by these exciting up-and-coming artists.

About Kerri Watt kerriwatt.com 

Best known for her blend of pop-rock songs with a difference, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician Kerri Watt is a festival staple, a favourite on BBC Radio 2, and a regular face and voice in the media. Since her debut single in 2015 Kerri has amassed many career highlights including festival slots at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and British Summer Time in Hyde Park, has shared the stage with the likes of Keith Urban, Coldplay and Embrace, and released a collection of singles that have been playlisted on radio stations including BBC Radio 2. Now signed to Cooking Vinyl she will release her debut album ‘Chasing Aeroplanes’ later this year.

About Glengoyne glengoyne.com

Glengoyne is one of the leading premium malt whiskies in the world. An award winning malt, it’s the product of remarkable ingredients, an unconventional process, world class wood and the pride and passion of its people. Glengoyne is a beautiful wee distillery that creates a wonderful dram through Scotland’s slowest distillation. Visit for tours, tastings and our unique blending session.

The Whisky Exchange “CHARITY TASTING: A TOUR OF AUSTRALIA” – Charity Whisky News


CHARITY TASTING:
A TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

Hosted at our Covent Garden shop, this charity tasting has been set up as part of a month of activity by The Whisky Exchange to help contribute to the Australian bushfire relief effort. Come along and sample some excellent Australian drinks including Four Pillars gin, Regal Rogue vermouth, Starward whisky and more – not to mention a whole spread of Australian wines, hand-picked by our head buyer, Dawn Davies MW – all for just £15.

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The Whisky Exchange “Whisky of the Year Tasting: Benromach Tasting with Michael Urquhart” – Scotch Whisky News

Benromach Whisky Tasting
With Michael Urquhart

Wednesday 4 March

Browns Covent Garden
7pm-8.30pm
£45

Tickets on sale now.

BOOK NOW

This is your chance to be part of whisky history as we celebrate our Whisky of the Year 2020 winner: Benromach 15 Year Old.

Join us and former Gordon & MacPhail Managing Director, industry legend Michael Urquhart, as he steps out of retirement to host this one-off, exclusive tasting and accept our Whisky of the Year award on behalf of the iconic Speyside distillery that he helped reopen.

This tasting is sure to be one for the books and tickets are limited.

BENROMACH 15 YEAR OLD

Introduced to the Benromach line-up in 2015, this lusciously rich Speyside single malt is a fruity, chocolatey and lightly smoky dram that will delight fans of traditional styles. Matured in a mixture of ex-sherry casks and ex-bourbon casks, with a greater emphasis on sherry than the Benromach 10 Year Old, this is a charming reflection of Speyside both past and present.

THE LINE UP

Benromach Organic
Benromach 10 Year Old
Benromach 15 Year Old
Benromach 2011 8 Year Old Sherry Cask #400 Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange
Benromach Cask Strength Batch 1
Benromach Peat Smoke 2008
Benromach 35 Year Old

Wednesday 4 March

Browns Covent Garden
7pm-8.30pm
£45

Tickets on sale now 

BOOK NOW

JJ Corry The Bridie, Milroys Bonders Blend, launch party – Irish Whiskey News

JJ CORRY ‘THE BRIDIE’ LAUNCH PARTYMilroys of Spitalfields – 03/03/20 – 5pm
Hosted by founder, Louise McGuane

Tickets £15.00

Join us for our newest and most exciting release of the year, our second release of JJ Corry – ‘The Bridie’

In celebration of this monumental bonders’ whiskey, we are hosting a launch party at Milroys of Spitalfields. Join our team, as well as the founder, Louise McGuane for the chance to pick up a signed bottle. Louise will also host a tasting between 5pm – 6pm on the ground floor whisky bar. (Womens Whisk(e)y Night will proceed as normal at Milroys Soho, 6.30PM, ticket link online)

No bottles will be released to the public until after the launch event. Apologies, we are not able to take pre-orders for The Bridie release. Remaining stocks will be released on a first come, first served basis.

Ticket prices include one dram of The Bridie and a Highball cocktail designed by the team at The Proofing Room.

The Bridie will retail at £79.95

Strictly 1 bottle per person. Tickets are limited.

SPEYSIDE SHOWS ITS SCOTCH PROWESS UNVEILING PROGRAMME FOR FINEST WHISKY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD​ – Scotch Whisky News

SPEYSIDE SHOWS ITS SCOTCH PROWESS UNVEILING PROGRAMME FOR FINEST WHISKY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD​

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has announced its 2020 programme of events, which will bring the best of the iconic whisky region to the public this spring. This year’s Festival will be the biggest yet and is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Speyside in celebration of all things Scotch.

Whether its having exclusive behind the scenes access to distilleries not usually open to the public, taking part in an archeological dig at an illicit distilling site or trail running and canoeing through the region of whisky mastery and heritage, visitors will have hundreds of events to choose from during the six-day Festival (29 April – 4 May 2020), with even more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Now in its 21st year, the celebrations provide the ultimate opportunity for the traveller, whisky lover, outdoor activity enthusiast or local community to explore, taste and learn about the world-famous Speyside region. Last year visitors across the globe took part in the Festival, which is no surprise given whisky tourism is currently at an all time high in Scotland*, with three in five visitors drawn to Speyside specifically for its Scotch credentials.

The full programme of around 700 events can be viewed on the Spirit of Speyside website, with tickets on sale from 12pm noon today (Wednesday 19 February).

Programme highlights include:

· Dalmunach Distillery Manager’s Tour – Chivas Brothers: One of Scotland’s most contemporary distilleries will open its doors exclusively for the Festival to give visitors an understanding of what it takes to build a state of the art distillery, designed with innovative energy efficient technology at its core.
· Archaeological Excavation – The Cabrach Trust: A guided tour of the excavation site at Blackmiddens Historic Distillery followed by a whisky tasting.
· Aberlour & Macallan Whisky Brunch Trail Run – Run Speyside: A trail run through the heart of Whisky country, learning about the history of the region along the way, finishing with a dram and brunch at The Macallan Distillery.
· Women in Whisky – The Dowan’s Hotel: A topical discussion hosted by Georgie Bell of #OurWhisky, exploring the career stories of a panel of female whisky masters.
· Banquet in the Barn – Elchies Estates: A five course communal dining event at Campbell Cairns Farm.

Each year, the Festival continues to grow by welcoming more partner distilleries and organisations to help stage the world’s finest whisky festival. New members that will host events this year include The Cabrach Trust, The Boat Country Inn and Byres Farm in Fochabers. Both Glenlossie and Linkwood Distilleries, two distilleries not usually open to the public, will offer tours to festival-goers too this year.

Angela McOwan, Events Coordinator at The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, said: “This year we are celebrating 21 years of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, now recognised as the world’s finest whisky festival. Our diverse programme is jam packed and will be our biggest yet, with more events to be announced in the coming weeks.

“There really is something for everyone, whether visitors want to get to know Speyside as an outdoor adventure destination as well as enjoy our whisky, taste its delicious larder, learn about industry innovations from our whisky masters or explore distilleries that will open their doors especially for the Festival.

To view the full programme of events visit www.spiritofspeyside.com
Tickets go on sale at noon on Wednesday 19th February

Springbank Society on Tour Edinburgh 27th, 2020 – Scotch Whisky News

Edinburgh: 27th February 2020

Society on Tour 

Firstly, we would like to thank you for making the transition to our online Society Portal.  Despite some initial teething problems, most of you have now managed to sign up and buy a bottle of our latest release of Hazelburn 11yo which should be in your glass at home very soon. Now that you are on the system and we have the first ‘portal bottle’ nearly complete, future releases should run more smoothly.

Society on Tour

Alongside our “new look” Society, we want to make sure we are doing as much as possible for our members. One idea we’ve had is to take the Society on the road and host tastings more frequently and further afield from Campbeltown.

To get the ball rolling we’ve decided to hold a small tasting for members in Edinburgh.  The tasting will be held on Thursday 27th February in the Waverley Bar, Edinburgh, starting at 8:00pm.

The tasting will be free of charge to society members and will give you the chance to catch up with some of the Springbank Sales Team in attendance whilst enjoying some tasty drams.

If you are available and in the area and would like to come along to the tasting please click on this link

Society on Tour – Tickets

Please note: The tasting area is not very big so there are only a maximum of 30 places for the tasting which means the first 30 people to get in touch will be given a spot for the tasting. It is not possible to book more than one place. 

If you can’t make it this time but would like to be involved in future tastings near you, send us an email with where you would like to see future society tastings taking place.

We look forward to seeing our members who can come along and, for those who can’t make it, we hope to see you soon.
Slainte,

Springbank Society
The Springbank Team

To join the Springbank Society contact them at Springbank Society society@springbank.scot


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