Port Askaig & Single Malts of Scotland Tasting July 11th, 2020 at The Whisky Shop #SFO – Scotch Whisky News

Saturday, July 11th, 5:30PM:

 Port Askaig & Single Malts of Scotland

Delve into the world of Scotch whisky at our our expert presented virtual tasting! This free tasting features ‘Single Malts of Scotland,’ an independently bottled collection of single casks & small batch scotch, plus peaty bottlings from award-winning Islay distillery ‘Port Askaig’.  Guests will learn about the different scotch whisky producing regions and get a behind-the-scenes look at independent bottling & single cask processes.

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Get 10% off all related whiskies

with coupon code ‘VIRTUAL’ at Checkout

Click here to purchase Port Askaig

Happy July 4th!

Happy 4th of July to our friends in the United States of America!

Cotswolds Distillery Opening – English Whisky News

We’re delighted to announce that this week we will be opening our doors to the public once again!

On Thursday 2nd July, we’ll be reopening our shop at the distillery in Stourton as well as our shop in Bourton-on-the-Water, and on Friday 3rd July our shop in Broadway will reopen. Head to our website to find the revised opening hours by clicking the button below.

Please note: our café and toilets are closed until further notice and Tour & Tastings are cancelled until the 3rd August.


We want to assure you that we’re working hard to keep our staff and our visitors safe, and COVID-19 measures in line with government guidelines will be in place at all sites. If you’d like to visit us at one of our shops, here are a few things to bear in mind:


Please do not visit us if you have COVID-19 symptoms. These include: a high temperature, new continuous cough and loss of or change to sense of smell or taste. All our shop staff will be wearing masks.


We’ve added signage to help keep customers stay socially distanced. Please ensure you keep 2 metres apart from others at all times.


We’ll be limiting the number of people in our shops to ensure people remain socially distanced.


We will only be accepting card payments and will no longer be accepting cash as a payment method for the time being.


We’ll be carrying out extra cleaning to keep our shops as clean as possible for you and hand sanitiser is available for you to use. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Kind regards,

The Cotswolds Distillery.

Thursday, July 2nd, 7PM: Spot Irish Whiskies Tasting at The Whisky Shop #SFO – Irish Whiskey News

Thursday, July 2nd, 7PM:

Spot Irish Whiskies

Established in Dublin in the early 1990s, the Spot whiskies are some of the most sought-after Irish whiskies in the world. You’ll get in-depth knowledge of Irish pot still whiskey and a behind-the-scenes look at the Spot whiskey distillery at this live virtual tasting, presented by whiskey expert Dominic Venegas.

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Tasting Pourlist:

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Green Spot

Green Spot Finished in Zinfandel Casks

Yellow Spot 12 Year Old

Red Spot 15 Year Old

Get 10% off all Spot whiskies

with coupon code ‘VIRTUAL’ at Checkout

 Click here to purchase Spot whiskies

Whiskies of the World American Whiskey Tasting July 5th, 2020 – American Whiskey News

Come celebrate America’s traditional sips along with a full range of American Whiskey this 4th of July holiday weekend for our special virtual tasting on Sunday, July 5th at 5PM PST.

We will cover a full range of flavor profiles demonstrating American ingenuity. We will cover bourbon, rye and corn whisky.  Why is corn whiskey not bourbon? Taste the difference between rye and malted rye. Discover some other great grains made into whisky and what is ASM.

Each tasting kit contains  0.50 oz. samples of nine whiskeys. Guests will receive a link to join our brand ambassadors for a private, Zoom conference where you can talk amongst yourselves, and describe what you’re seeing, smelling and tasting!

Tasting Kits can be purchased in these cities: San Jose, San Francisco, Pleasanton, and  Oakland. Pre-purchase kits now for pickup starting July 2nd, 

San Jose: Haberdasher  (Available for purchase beginning Monday, June 29.)
San Francisco: Shovels Bar  
Pleasanton: Beer Baron
Oakland: Beer Baron

Pour List Includes
Belle Meade Bourbon
Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser BIB
Barber Lee Malted Rye
KOVAL Single Grain Oat
KOVAL Four Grain
Balcones Baby Blue
Breckenridge Bourbon PX Sherry
Breckenridge Bourbon Port
Del Bac Whiskey Dorado Mequite Smoked

HAPPY CANADA DAY! July 1st, 2020


Women of Whisky presents Rusty Rabbit Brands at Milroys of Soho – Whiskey News

Rusty Rabbit & Women’s Whisky Night
host a online charity tasting for
Albert Kennedy Trust  

Thursday 9th July, 7.30pm
online tasting with special guest Nichole Johnson- the International Bootlegger

This tasting is dedicated to celebrating and promoting diversity in the whisky world. We will be exploring fantastic whiskies from the first all African-American distillery in Kentucky, Brough Brothers run by Victor, Christian, and Bryson Yarbrough.

Right alongside we will be tasting a bourbon and a rye whiskey from a brand new distillery, Blinking Owl. A first for Orange County, this diverse operation produces all manor of spirts, and are looking to perfect their grain to glass production.

We welcome live interaction and will be answering all your questions during the show.

For all lovers of American Whiskey, this tasting is for you!

Nichole Johnson

Nichole has over 10 years’ of experience in the whisky industry, representing exciting whisky brands on a global scale. Well known for her incredible knowledge and engaging tastings, we can’t wait to hear about her latest projects with distributor Rusty Rabbit International! .

Thursday 9th July, 7.30pm

An invitation to join Katie Groves & Nichole Johnson an online tasting experience 

Your ticket includes:
3 x 30ml whiskies:
Brough Brothers Bourbon, 44.0 %
Blinking Owl Bourbon, 45%
Blinking Owl Rye, 45%

All proceeds to the Albert Kennedy Trust @aktcharity

Book Tasting

All proceeds to the Albert Kennedy Trust @aktcharity, who help young LGBTQ people from all backgrounds affected by homelessness or abusive households. Since 1989, they’ve helped over 50,000 vulnerable young people with better living and opportunities. They provide support on housing, education, mental health and career opportunities, and fight tirelessly against all kinds of racism and prejudice.

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Whisky Show 2020: Early Bird Tickets End June 30 – Whisky Show News


Yet to purchase your ticket for Whisky Show 2020? Well make sure not to miss out on our fantastic early bird rates – ending 30 June at 5pm BST

With more than 800 whiskies to try, food-pairings and cocktails, a Dream Dram token, demonstrations and talks, and a two-course meal for Saturday and Sunday attendees all included in your ticket, our early bird prices are great value for money.

Don’t miss out!

Book now 


In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, our team at Whisky Show will be following government guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all attendees of the 2020 show.

see full update here 


This year’s theme is ‘Whisky: An Ever-Changing World’, focusing on the continuing evolution of our favourite spirit. Prepare for an exciting exploration of everything from the distillers that have made whisky what it is today to the innovators paving the way for the future.

Learn more 


The perfect gift for the whisky fan in your life, Whisky Show 2020 bundles are now available! Each pack includes a bottle of your chosen whisk(e)y, tasting glasses, extra goodies and, of course, tickets to Whisky Show 2020. The perfect way to share a dram both now and in October.


Show Details
2-4 October 2020

Old Billingsgate
1 Old Billingsgate Walk
London EC3R 6DX




Enhanced Sanitation and Tour Accommodations to Offer Reassurance and Peace of Mind to Guests

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (June 22, 2020) – Barton 1792 will welcome guests back to Bardstown’s oldest fully-operating Distillery on July 1 with enhanced accommodations for offering the safest possible Distillery experience. Visitors can expect to explore decades of bourbon making history and sample award-winning products like always, but with new measures in accordance with CDC guidelines and government recommendations.

Barton 1792 will also begin utilizing Bards Tavern, formerly known as Hilltop Inn but now back to its original name, as its Gift Shop and Visitor Center. This move will double the space of the previous Visitor Center and allow the previous location to be utilized exclusively for tastings. Bards Tavern is located just outside the Distillery gates, directly on Cathedral Manor.

In order for the Distillery to efficiently manage tour and group sizes with respect to social distancing, guests will be required to register for tours and events in advance of their visit.

Upon arrival, guests will need to check in at the Bards Tavern Visitor Center where their individual contact information will be recorded in the event contact tracing needs to be performed, and have their temperature taken. Guests will also be asked to wear a face mask. For anyone who forgets theirs, one will be provided. Visitors can take comfort in knowing that all employees at the Distillery will also be wearing face masks and will have had their temperatures taken upon entrance.

Tours and events will be kept to small, comfortable groups to allow for social distancing, and protective shields have been installed at the bars and cash registers. Gift Shop capacity will also be limited to allow for safe, enjoyable shopping experiences. All tours and tastings remain complimentary.

“Every effort to address the health, safety and comfort of our guests is being taken,” Homeplace Development Director Meredith Moody said. “We want to offer the best experience possible while providing the same rich history and experiences our fans love. We are thrilled to reopen to the public, and with the expanded visitor space that Bards Tavern offers.”

Barton 1792 Distillery will be open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration for the Barton Tradition Tour can be made at Curbside sales will also continue. To place an order visit

Full details about what to expect will be provided to guests upon registration.

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery, and is named for the year Kentucky became a state. The Distillery has garnered a number of prestigious awards for its whiskies, including its 1792 Full Proof, which was named the World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2020.”  To learn more visit

Milroys online Tasting with Colin & Simo July 8th, 2020 – Whisky News

Colin & Simo
Tastes  of  Scotland

Tastes of Scotland Online Tasting 7:00pm 08/07/20

Please join us for a night with two of the industry’s biggest legends our very own Simo and the notorious Colin Dunn. Through the evening they will take you through some of their favourite bottlings from across Scotland, you will be spending the evening tasting through a range of six whiskies from some of the best distillers, independent bottlers, and a couple of our own tasty Milroys expressions.

Colin Dunn

Colin has been part of the whisky industry for 35 years having a hand in bringing Suntory to the UK while working for Morrisons Bowmore. Now he lays his hat with Diageo as the Global Whisky Ambassador. Colin’s enthusiasm for all things whisky is only surpassed by the stories he has. These will transport you to a damp peat bog or a still house with a scent of malt and spirit.


The one and only Simo owner of Millroys, rider of Harleys and seller of Whiskies.

Amongst running the shop and bars he has led the Milroys team to help bring some incredible liquid to market that spans the whisky world whether that would be a cloudberry wine cask Mackmyra or a 24-year Old Glenfarclas.

A little known fact is that Simo decided to buy Milroys after trying a Carn Mor bottling of a 1989 Bunnahabain, so we are very excited to include another Carn Mor, the Dailuaine 1995 celebration of the cask to this tasting.

 This online tasting includes:

An invitation to join Colin and Simo on 8th July at 7:00pm (GMT) for an online tasting experience, also a flight of 6 25ml drams of :

Lagavulin 8 Year Old, 48%
Dailuiane 22 Year Old ,1995, Càrn Mòr, 43.6%
Mortlach 20 Year Old, 43.4%
Cragganmore 12 Year Old, (Special Release 2019), 58.4%
Compass Box, Great King Street Artist’s Blend: Milroys, 49.0%
Glenfarclas 24 Year Old, Milroys Exclusive, 50%,

Book Tasting


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