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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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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


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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: 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


Loch Fyne Whiskies “Add the the personal touch with our bespoke engraving service!” – Scotch Whisky News

Add Your Personal Touch

Here in our workshop on the shores of Loch Fyne we do just one thing, and we do it very well. That’s to know what people like in a whisky. You’ve told us everything we need to know and we’ve heard you, because, like whisky, the skill of listening improves with age.

Give the gift of personalised whisky to a friend or loved one. Nothing will brighten up their day better than a new bottle of the water of life, engraved with a personalised message.

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Limited Edition Release “Lest we Forget” – English Whisky News

“Lest we Forget”

“We will remember them”

In 2014 we released a bottling to remember those that fell in WW1.  This bottling was hugely popular and due to repeated requests for another batch, five years later we have decided to create another release to mark 100 years since the treaty of Versailles which marked the official end of WW1. The whisky itself has gentle undertones of smoke and an earthiness to it – our way of giving a nod to the battlefields.



Woodford Reserve Launches Festive Limited Edition – American Whiskey News



Thursday 31 October 2019, London UK – Whether for you or a loved one, celebrate with WOODFORD RESERVE®’s unique holiday gift selection, from the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Gift Pack – for those partial to an Old Fashioned cocktail – to the Woodford Reserve Malt, the Scotch drinker’s whiskey of choice. Perfect for seasoned whiskey aficionados and cocktail enthusiasts alike, Woodford Reserve’s award-winning family of American Whiskeys offers a gift that will befit every celebratory occasion this winter. 


Revered for its rich and full-bodied flavours brought out by the masterful artisanal process behind every bottle, Woodford Reserve Bourbon is one of the world’s most celebrated bourbons, with over 200 detectable flavour notes. So what better way to gift your loved ones during this year’s festivities than with a bourbon that has truly made its mark and a limited edition bottle. From bold grain and wood notes, to sweet aromatics, spice and fruit, Woodford Reserve Bourbon can be served as a digestif after dinner, on the rocks, or as the basis for a cocktail, thanks to its unique mashbill of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malt.

The special limited edition bottle depicts a holiday landscape from the Woodford Reserve Distillery. For over 20 years, guests have visited the national historic landmark to enjoy Woodford Reserve Bourbon, take in the scenery and learn about its history. Painted by renowned Kentucky-based artist, Suzanne Enriquez Dougherty, the snowy scene showcases the stylistic approach to her work bringing the warmth of the holiday spirit at the distillery to life.

Unusual also for being triple distilled for extra smoothness, this iconic spirit is a versatile foundation for your favourite festive tipple. 700ml bottle available from Tesco for RRP £32.00, reduced to £25.00 from 29 October until 18 November. 


Roll out the drinks trolley this December and pour out the world’s number 1 classic cocktail*, the Old Fashioned, with Woodford Reserve’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup, created in collaboration with a selection of the world’s best bartenders. Made using bitters, sugars and botanical extracts, the syrup makes light work of the classic American cocktail and has been developed to carefully complement the signature taste of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, including rich fruits, caramel, spices and vanilla – the true taste of the festive season.

Creating an authentic Old Fashioned to pair with the indulgent delights of holiday gatherings couldn’t be easier with one of two distinct gift packs. Choose from either one, featuring both the 60ml Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup and the award-winning 700ml Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon (available from selected Waitrose and Amazon stores for £32), or the other that comes complete with Old Fashioned glassware and a 200ml bottle of Woodford Reserve (available from selected Sainsbury’s stores at £18).


  1. Pour 50ml of Woodford Reserve Bourbon into your favourite rocks glass
  2. Add 10ml of Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup
  3. Stir with a large block of ice for 10 seconds and garnish with an orange zest


For those who enjoy a Scotch as they nestle down post-supper but are seeking a new experience, reach for Woodford Reserve Malt. With an emphasis on the nuttiness of grain and toasted oak of the barrel, Woodford Reserve Malt Whiskey gives a more buttery flavour than its bourbon counterpart, an ideal pairing for the rich flavours of any festive dessert.

Whilst most people associate malt whiskey with Scotland, Kentucky has a history of malt whiskey production pre-prohibition, which Woodford Reserve has drawn on for inspiration. Crafted from 51% malt and aged in new charred oak barrels the result is a whiskey that is flavourful with notes of dark chocolate, dried fruits, caramel coated nuts and a trace of toasted coconut.

700ml bottle available from Asda for RRP £35.00.

Springbank 10yo Local Barley and Kilkerran 8yo from The Springbank Society – Scotch Whisky News

Springbank Society

We are delighted to be emailing you all to announce two new releases – one from Springbank and one from Kilkerran. Both whiskies will be available from today (9th November 2019).

Since this is the Springbank Society, we will start by talking about the Springbank offering, our brand new 10yo Local Barley bottling.

10yo Local Barley

This Springbank Local Barley was bottled at 56.2% abv and is the 5th in our series of annual releases distilled from barley grown locally in the areas surrounding Campbeltown. This year it is Optic barley that has been used and it was grown especially for us, 11 years ago at High Cattadale farm. The whisky was matured in 77% Bourbon casks, 20% Sherry casks and 3% Port casks and there are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

Tasting notes

Nose: Sweet and slightly spicy with hints of honey, Demerara sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Light peat smoke and a dusty characteristic reminiscent of freshly milled barley

Palate: Tropical and soft fruit sweetness. Ripe pineapple, mango and juicy peaches are complimented by a building peat smoke. Green tea and a coppery tone follow.

Finish: Creamy, buttery mouthfeel with light integrated peat smoke and a coastal salty influence.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 9th November 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Springbank 10yo Local Barley is available near you please consult your preferred Springbank retailer or visit the “Where to Buy” section of our website to find a Springbank stockist.

You will also find this bottling at the whisky shows our Sales Team are at this weekend: Spirits in the Sky (Belgium) Glasgow Whisky Festival (Scotland) and at Villingen Whiskymesse (Germany).

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead shop will be selling this bottling for £86.00
  • There will be no Society discount applicable to this bottling as it is not a core range product
  • This is not a Society exclusive release

Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength

The new edition of the Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength is available from tomorrow (9th November 2019). Bottled at 57.1% this new KK 8yo CS was matured in 100% Re-charred Oloroso Sherry Casks.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Waves of smoky bacon and sticky glazed ham are followed by dried fruit characteristics that give way to soft peat smoke.

Palate: Rich, fruity and spicy. Notes of ginger loaf, fresh ripe cherries and sultanas. Hints of cloves, dark chocolate and a refreshing menthol note.

Finish: A lasting finish of nostalgic buttered brown toast, espresso and ashy peat smoke. A lasting, earthy character reminiscent of the distillery’s dunnage warehousing.

This bottling will be available in the UK from Saturday 9th November 2019 – please note that the release date in other markets and countries is likely to vary. For details of when the new Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength 57.1% is available near you please consult your preferred Kilkerran retailer or visit the “Trade” section of our website to find a Kilkerran stockist.

You will also find this bottling at the whisky shows our Sales Team are at this weekend: Spirits in the Sky (Belgium) Glasgow Whisky Festival (Scotland), Whisky Live Taipei (Taiwan) and at Villingen Whiskymesse (Germany).

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead shop will be selling this bottling for £48.00
  • There will be no Society discount applicable to this bottling as it is not a Springbank product.
  • This is not a Society exclusive release


The Springbank + Kilkerran Team

To join the Society please contact them at Springbank Society

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