Tomatin 43 Year Old Warehouse 6 at the Inverurie Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News


Tomatin 43 Year Old Warehouse 6

The 1975 Warehouse 6 Collection, has spent over four decades slowly maturing in a hand-selected Spanish Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask number 35834. This limited and luxurious cask has wielded just 300 bottles at 46.5%.>



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The Whisky Shop “Relaunching Tobermory With The New Signature 12 Year Old” – Scotch Whisky News

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Relaunching Tobermory

Tobermory are all about celebrating creativity and pride themselves in being expressive in nature They say that every spirit they craft “is an expression of the rich palate that our Hebridean home provides.”

Discover Tobermory 12 Year Old – The brand new signature expression


Tobermory 12 Year Old

Tobermory 12 Year Old is the new signature expression of Tobermory Distillery’s Hebridean home and say that that “It’s the very definition of our island artistry”, described as expressive by nature.

The beauty of Tobermory 12 Year Old is how surprisingly simple it is. Using the best non-peated barley, water from their own water source – a small brook, ‘Gearr Abhainn’, and a method of distilling that has been tried and tested to bring the best out of the ingredients and stills of Tobermory, the result is a beautiful whisky showcasing the essence of The Isle of Mull. The whisky has been aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks with a colourful palatte of vibrant fruit and spice with a subtle saltiness – a reflection of the waters of Tobermory.

Tobermory 12 will replace the 10 year old expression as the distillery’s signature bottle and the maturation and improved cask policy delivers richer more characterful whisky. Tobermory 12 is a fantastic way to mark the relaunch of Tobermory in 2019, and is available to order now with immediate delivery.

70cl / 46.3% abv


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Tobermory are all about celebrating creativity and pride themselves in being expressive in nature They say that every spirit they craft “is an expression of the rich palate that our Hebridean home provides.”

More from Tobermory…


Tobermory 12 Year Old Fino Cask Finish

This Island single malt was distilled at Tobermory on the isle of Mull, and matured for a decade before being transferred to Fino sherry hogsheads for a further two years. The result is a spicy, chocolatey expression, which has been released as a limited edition of just 1,710 bottles.Orange and toffee on the nose, with some coffee, dark chocolate and dried fruit notes. The palate has more dark chocolate, toffee and espresso, balanced by the dry sherry notes from the Fino casks. The finish is similarly dry with subtle toffee and dried fruit notes.

70cl / 55.1% abv


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Tobermory 10 Year Old

Situated on Scotland’s famously picturesque West Coast, surrounded by Atlantic Sea mists, lies the island of Mull, the stunning location of the Tobermory distillery.

70cl / 46.3% abv


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Special Offer on American Whiskey Magazine – American Whiskey News


The next issue of American Whiskey Magazine will go on sale in the coming weeks, and we’re excited to offer you the chance to subscribe at a special rate! But this offer ends soon! Don’t miss reviews of America’s greatest whiskeys, city guides, distiller profiles and more! Just click below to start your subscription – risk free! If you don’t like American Whiskey Magazine, you can cancel at any time and get a refund for any issues that haven’t mailed.

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Suntory Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary. Estimate: £25,000-35,000



A rare bottle of Suntory Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, released in 2012 to mark the anniversary of the legendary group’s formation, leads Bonhams Fine Whisky sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 June. It is estimated at £25,000-35,000.

The whisky is a blend of selected malts distilled in milestone years in the history of the Rolling Stones, including a malt from 1962 – the year the band was formed – that has been aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. The blend also contains whisky from 1971, when the famous ‘tongue and lips’ logo was launched; it’s said to be one of the most famous brand images in the world, and the original art work is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Bonhams whisky specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green, said, “This remarkable whisky is a fitting tribute to a band that has been at the top of its game for decades. Only 150 bottles of Suntory Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary whisky were ever released, and on the rare occasions they appear at auction there is always a great deal of excitement and interest.”


Bottles from the wreck of the SS Politician. £6,000-8,000 each.

Bottles from the wreck of the SS Politician. £6,000-8,000 each.

Whisky Galore bottles

The sale also features six bottles recovered from the wreck of the SS Politician which foundered in the Sound of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1941. The bottles were salvaged legally in 1990 and are accompanied by copies of the letter of declaration from H M Customs. At the time of the shipwreck itself, islanders conducted their own – less legal – salvage operations, later celebrated in Compton MacKenzie’s 1947 novel Whisky Galore.

The six bottles in the sale – one from Ballantine’s, one VAT 69 and four from Gilbey’s – are each estimated at £6,000-8,000. They were bottled in around 1940, and are stamped with “Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re Use of This Bottle” around the shoulder. This phrase appeared on all liquor bottles offered for sale in the USA between 1935 and 1964. It was an attempt to limit the spread of illegal distilled or moonshine spirits.

Other highlights include:

  • Bowmore-40 year old-1955. The crystal decanter, numbered 18 of a limited edition of 306, comes in a wooden presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.  Estimate: £15,000-17,000
  • The Macallan-1940. Bottled in 1981, it comes in its own wooden presentation case. Estimate: £12,000-14,000
  • The Macallan-1938. Distilled and bottled by Macallan Glenlivet Ltd, and distributed by Gordon & MacPhail. Estimate: £10,000-12,000
Sale: Fine Whisky
Location: 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2
Date: Wednesday 5 June at 11am
Specialist: Martin Green


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit

The Indie Whisky Fèis Ìle 2019 – Scotch Whisky News


The Indie Whisky Fèis Ìle

Thursday 30th May 2019

1200 – 1700 hrs

Bowmore Hall, Main Street, Bowmore


We are pleased to announce that Islay’s inaugural Independent Bottlers’ festival within the Fèis Ìle will take place in The Bowmore Hall on 30th May 2019 from 12pm to 5pm. The event will showcase Independent Bottlers’ vast array of Islay and Jura whiskies for the first time with the blessing of the Fèis Ìle Committee.

Visitors will be charged £25 for entry via tickets on the official Fèis Ìle website;

All paying visitors will be provided with a Glencairn glass to keep and use to receive their drams, and will be able to purchase bottles of whisky direct from the exhibitors.

Dramfool will be releasing an official Fèis Ìle bottling for purchase at the event, a 14 year old first fill sherry hogshead of Port Charlotte.

Stovies, oatcakes & Scottish cheddar, Clootie Dumpling, Shortbread, Cranachan and other refreshments will be available to purchase from the adjoining kitchen run by the Ladies from St. John’s Church.



Several masterclasses will also be hosted at the festival and will be announced on the Islay Festival website in the run up to the event. The first announced is a Wemyss Malts masterclass in which several of their peaty malt whiskies and new single casks releases will be tasted. Attendees will also help produce a limited edition Peat Chimney malt whisky live at the tasting to bottle and take home.



Confirmed Exhibitors are;

  • Dramfool
  • Elixir Distillers
  • Islay Boys
  • Islay Mist
  • Lady of the Glen
  • That Boutique-y Whisky Company
  • The Single Cask
  • Vintage Malt Whisky
  • Wemyss Malts


Tickets available now!

Tickets are available for purchase directly from the Islay Festival website: BOOK NOW 

For any further information regarding the Indie Whisky Fèis Ìle please email or visit

Bowmore Hall, Main Street, Bowmore, Scotland


Win A Trip To The Open Championship With Loch Lomond Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News

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Win A Trip To The Open Championship With
Loch Lomond Whiskies


How would you like to be at The Open 2019?

The Open returns to Royal Portrush this year and together with Loch Lomond Whiskies, we’re giving you the chance to be there!

Experience the thrill of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush as golf’s oldest, most international and one of the most prestigious championships in the world returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug.

To be in with a chance of attending the sold out Open Championship 2019, buy either Loch Lomond 12 Year Old, Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition, Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw.

The full prize package includes:

Top Prize

  • Two tickets for the Saturday 20th July of The Open at Royal Portrush
  • Prize includes two entry tickets to The Open and access to the Loch Lomond Whiskies Hospitality Suite
  • £500 spending money

Second Prize

Third Prize

Scroll down to take a closer look at the best of Loch Lomond Whiskies…


Loch Lomond 12 Year Old 

Aged in three types of cask – bourbon, refill and re-charged – this 12 year old Highland Single Malt is perfectly balanced with a deep fruity character of peach and pear and the characteristic hints of peat and smoke found in Loch Lomond Whiskies.

The nose offers crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing citrus lemon with notes of golden cereal lurking underneath. The palate is deeply fruity with lemon meringue, pear and orchard fruits leading to citrus lemon, vanilla and light biscuit. The finish is medium with gentle wood smoke and a lingering peaty tang.

‘…so succulent! Never before seen spice like it, or such sublime balance with the fruity malt…’ – Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2017

Loch Lomond 12 is one of our customer favourites!

70cl / 46 % abv


Loch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush

Part of The Open Course Collection from Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official Spirit of the Open, this Highland single malt has been matured in American oak casks from the distillery’s own cooperage for at least 19 years. This expression was created in collaboration with 2011 Open Champion golfer, Darren Clarke, whose signature it bears. Bottled at 50.3% abv, this expression has the characteristic fruitiness of Loch Lomond Whiskies, with a rich mouth-feel and sweet notes of honey and tropical fruits.

70cl / 50.3% abv

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Inchmoan 12 Year Old

Part of Loch Lomond Whiskies’ peated Island Collection, Inchmoan, this 12 year old Highland single malt is born of a unique combination of whisky from a traditional swan neck pot still and whisky from a straight neck pot still.

The result is an unconventional peat character with great depth, marrying smoke and spice. Sweeter vanilla aspects from re-charred America oak and refill bourbon casks complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up.

The nose has smouldering peat with vanilla syrup and cracked black pepper. The palate is sweet with medicinal peat notes, smoked bacon, roasted coffee beans, cloves and star anise, before a fruity green apple and pear character develops. The finish is long with waxy peat and gooseberry citrus.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is another of our Customer Favourites.

70cl / 46% abv

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Inchmurrin 12 Year Old

As unique as the “grassy isle” for which it is named, this 12 year old expression from Loch Lomond Distillery is aged in bourbon, refill, and recharred casks, married together to create this fruity and sweet Highland Single Malt. The nose is distinctively fruity with pear drops and toffee sweetness, light notes of freshly cut hay emerging. The palate builds in intensity with seville oranges before mellowing to peach and apricots, giving way eventually to creamy vanilla fudge, before a medium and peppery finish.

70cl / 46% abv

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Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition Glass Pack (Coming Very Soon)

Loch Lomond Whiskies have released their very special “Distillers Cut” edition to celebrate their partnership with The Open. Loch Lomond Master Blender Michael Henry has hand selected a combination of spirits from Loch Lomond’s unique straight neck pot stills,

Matured in three types of American oak casks and managed by Loch Lomond’s own onsite cooperage, this is a beautifully balanced whisky with hints of peaty smoke.

The nose has soft fruits, peach and pear, with vanilla syrup. The palate; Sweet and fruity. Honey and peach, some orange citrus and creamy vanilla with a medium length finish.

To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to the sold out Open Championship, purchase either Loch Lomond 12 Year OldLoch Lomond 19 Year Old Royal Portrush, Loch Lomond The Open Special Edition (coming soon), Inchmoan 12 Year Old or Inchmurrin 12 Year Old, between now and Sunday 30th June. You’ll then be entered into our prize draw. Winners will be drawn shortly after and notified. 

Good luck!

Flagship Johnnie Walker Attraction Gets Green Light – Scotch Whisky News

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Flagship Johnnie Walker attraction gets green light

Formal permission for plans to create a global flagship visitor experience for Johnnie Walker have been granted by The City of Edinburgh Council Planning Committee.

Announced today, plans to create a global flagship visitor experience for Johnnie Walker, the world’s most popular global whisky brand, have taken a major stride forward with official approval from local authorities in Edinburgh. The Johnnie Walker visitor experience is the focal point of our £150 million investment in Scotch whisky tourism, announced last April. This is the biggest single investment programme ever seen in the whisky tourism sector. The application for the venue has been approved, which is expected to create between 160 to 180 new full-time equivalent jobs and to generate in the region of £135 million in tourism spend in the wider Edinburgh economy.

David Cutter, Chairman of Diageo in Scotland, said: “This is another significant step forward in our journey to create an inspiring flagship destination for Johnnie Walker.

“We have had great support for our proposals from local stakeholders and businesses in Edinburgh and we are grateful to everyone who has helped us to get to this stage. We will continue to work with the local community as we now progress with construction and with making our plans a reality.”

Cristina Diezhandino, Diageo Global Scotch Whisky Director, said“We are incredibly excited by our plans for the Johnnie Walker visitor experience in Edinburgh where people can explore, discover, and immerse themselves in story of the world’s leading whisky brand.

“We have ambitious plans to make this a truly world-leading attraction, drawing people from the four corners of the globe to Scotland and to give them an unforgettable experience in Scotch whisky and Scottish culture.”

The plans for the attraction include:

  • A multi-sensory, immersive visitor experience across three floors, guiding people through the 200 year history of the brand, the art and science of whisky-making, and taking them on a journey through the flavours of Scotland.
  • A flexible events space for staging music, theatre, arts and community events, making the venue part of the thriving cultural life of the city.
  • A training academy that will be a home for Diageo’s award-winning Learning for Life programme, which creates training and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry for unemployed people, and works to improve hospitality standards and promotes the responsible serving and consumption of alcohol.
  • Roof-top access with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and across the city skyline to east, west and north.
  • At street level the plans include a significant retail space, bringing a contemporary shopping experience and interior design inspired by the Johnnie Walker retail flagship store in Madrid, which opened in November.

Diageo is currently investing over £185 million in Scotch whisky experiences in Scotland. As well as the Edinburgh location, the company is also investing to transform its existing 12 distillery visitor attractions across Scotland and a £35 million investment to reopen the iconic distilleries of Port Ellen and Brora. 

Just this week plans to bring the iconic Port Ellen Distillery on Islay back to life were formally submitted to local authorities.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#17-399″ at K&L California – American Whiskey News


Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “#17-399″ (Rick House D, Floor 4, Row 30, Level 1) K&L Exclusive Kentucky Bourbon (750ml )$64.99 View

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Impex Beverages “You Won’t Believe The Year We’ve Had So Far!!” – Whisky News

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Look at what your good taste has gotten us!

Hi, we know it’s been a little while since we checked in, but that’s because our products have been busy winning!  We’re proud to say that the brands we represent have crafted some excellent award-winning expressions that you get to enjoy!  Here’s a highlight of what we’ve earned so far this year:




Won the Gold for being an exceptional spirit that is near the pinnacle of achievement and sets the standard for its category.


Judge’s Tasting Notes, 100% Islay:

Pit fire smoke, roasted plums, marzipan, and baking spices draw you into the glass.  The powerful aromas of smoke marry well with vanilla, nutmeg, and marshmallow on the palate.  It finishes with a whisper of vanilla and sweet spice.


Judge’s Tasting Notes, Machir Bay:

The noble upstart from Islay has bloomed into a visceral character of the stony island.  This iteration of Machir Bay assumes a light straw color but packs a big maritime punch of roasted seaweed, preserved lemon, and wet stones.



Kurayoshi 12 Year

Won a gold at the World Whisky Awards and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  A balance of sweet and bitter flavors is a characteristic of this whisky.  Nutty almond aroma on the nose, a malty flavor with notes of vanilla and raisin on the palette, and a smokiness can also be detected on the finish.


The Matsui Mizunara Cask

Won Double Gold at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!!  Double Gold is awarded where all members of the judging panel award a gold medal to the whisky, recognizing it as a product of supreme quality.

The Matsui Peated

This expression also won Gold, as did the Kurayoshi 12 year.



Penderyn Sherrywood
Has also won Gold at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  The liquid gold in this bottle has been aged in ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks to bring our its rich, fruity flavor.

Those are the highlights so far this year, though the real prize is seeing the satisfaction on our customers’ faces as they enjoy these award-winning malts.

Slainte, Iechy Da, and Kanpai!

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don’t hesitate to email

Celebrate World Whisky Day with The Whisky Shop! – Whisky News


Celebrate World Whisky Day with The Whisky Shop

Join us as we celebrate World Whisky Day!

Now is the perfect time to get that bottle you’ve been eyeing up and join in the festivities with us.

In every one of our stores, tomorrow we’ll be offering free samples of:

The Loch Fyne Chocolate & Orange Whisky Liqueur 
The Loch Fyne Honey & Ginger Whisky Liqueur
The Loch Fyne The Living Cask Batch 7
The Loch Fyne The Living Cask 1745 

Everyday is World Whisky Day at The Whisky Shop, but we’ll take any excuse for a celebration!


We’ll also be giving away some of our favourite bottles all day, keep your eyes on our Twitter feed for details!


In the meantime, take a look at these fantastic new releases to get you warmed up.


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