Archive for December, 2019

Merry Christmas from Whisky Intelligence!


Wishing you all the best this festive season!


From everyone at The Macallan, we would like to wish you all the best this festive season.

This is the perfect time for celebrating with friends and family, so we have created three festive serves for you to make at home and enjoy with loved ones.

Happy Christmas from the Scottish Whisky Awards

Merry Christmas from Mark’s Whisky Ramblings!

Merry Christmas from Whisky Wednesday!


Merry Christmas from Whisky Wednesday!

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 289: Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Finish – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 289: Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Finish

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky vlogger, the latest Auchentoshan. In November 2019 Auchentoshan launched an Amazon Exclusive with their Sauvignon Blanc Finish, a fresh and new triple distilled Lowlander which, according to the tagline on the box, is ‘crafted to be enjoyed chilled’. ‘Wait! What? Seriously?’ Mark is not very fond of cooling his whisky (nor does he have good experience with it), so he was pretty skeptical. But when the bottles arrived early December, he got to work. And behold: it is good, but when chilled it is very surprising indeed!

https://youtu.be/e2MDcHDYenk

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY AT THE GLENALLACHIE DISTILLERY AS WHISKY ICON WALKER EARNS ANOTHER PRESTIGIOUS AWARD – Scotch Whisky News

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY AT THE GLENALLACHIE DISTILLERY AS WHISKY ICON WALKER EARNS ANOTHER PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Billy Walker’s Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year Award comes hot on the heels of Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year success

The GlenAllachie Distillery has capped a particularly productive and successful year with another award win, with co-founder Billy Walker being awarded Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards. The distillery’s visitor centre was also Highly Commended in the Visitor Attraction of the Year category.

The win at the annual Icons of Whisky Awards, which are presented by industry bible Whisky Magazine, comes just months after The GlenAllachie won the Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year 2019 at the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards.

Walker said: “I’m over the moon to win this prestigious award, it’s a wonderful way to round off the year. When we first acquired the distillery, I knew it had massive potential. It’s been hugely exciting to be part of its reawakening and share our outstanding single malts with the world.

“I’m particularly pleased that the visitor centre was Highly Commended. We’ve only been opened to visitors for just over seven months, and we have a growing team who deserve recognition for the work they’ve done to put The GlenAllachie back on the map.”

It’s been a remarkable rise to prominence for the distillery since Walker and co-founders Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage took over in 2017. Prior to their arrival, the distillery, which was built in 1967, was relatively unknown and focused on producing malts for blends.

Since then, Walker and his team have built The GlenAllachie into a global independent whisky brand through a series of single malt releases and by opening the distillery to the public for the first time in its history.

The run of releases began in March 2018 with a special bottling of limited edition single cask whiskies to mark the 50th anniversary of the distillery’s maiden production run in 1968. The GlenAllachie’s first core range was unveiled in July, followed by a batch of single casks in November and the launch of MacNair’s Lum Reek, a blended malt Scotch whisky.

In May 2019, the distillery unveiled its visitor centre and shop, opening the distillery up for tours for the first time in over 50 years. In July, the distillery revealed its first Wood Finish range, which comprises three expressions. The following month, the distillery also added a 15-year-old single malt to its multi award-winning core range.

In October, two years to the day since The GlenAllachie Distillery was bought by Billy Walker and his team, The GlenAllachie launched Batch 3 of its Cask Strength series, and a new collection of five UK exclusive single casks.

The distillery’s team has also grown – in the last two years, the headcount has risen from 7 to 22.

Along the way, the GlenAllachie’s single malts and blends have been recognised with multiple awards including several gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; five medals at the world-renowned International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC); and Golds at the International Spirits Challenge and World Whiskies Awards.

Further information on the distillery and company can be found at www.theglenallachie.com

Facebook – @TheGlenAllachie

Twitter – @TheGlenAllachie

Instagram – @theglenallachie_

MacNair’s Facebook – @macnairs

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from Whisky Auction!


Merry Christmas from The Good Dram Show!


Merry Christmas from The Good Dram Show!

And Chris…of course!

Have A Merry Christmas from Glengoyne!

– Season’s Greetings! – 

It’s that magical time of year again…

Season’s Greetings on behalf of all of the team here at Glengoyne!

We hope you get the chance to share a dram (or two!) with family and friends during Christmas and New Year – as you can see from our new Christmas film featuring our distillery team, Glengoyne is a welcome addition to most winter festivities.

Once again, we’d like to sincerely thank you for being part of the Glengoyne Family, and wish you all the best in 2020.

 


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