HopScotch Whisky Bar

Last week, I nipped into HopScotch Bar on George Street, which has popped up as part of the Edinburgh festivals.  Located towards the west end of bustling street, the bar is Diageo’s first foray into the festival celebrations, designed to take visitors on their own journey of whisky discovery. On arrival, I was immediately greeted
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April’s Whisky News

Here’s your round-up of all the latest whisky news: Industry News The BenRiach Distillery Company – which owns the GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh Scotch whisky brands – has been sold to Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman Corporation for £285 million (The Herald).  And Chivas Brothers has reported profits down by 12%, despite the continual popularity of
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January’s Whisky News

The first month of the year was BUSY, so here’s a round-up of all the latest whisky news.   Industry News The most exciting news of the month was the announcement by Hunter Laing & Company would be building Islay’s first new distillery in more than a decade. The £8m Ardnahoe distillery will be built
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December’s Whisky News

A new year may have begun, but in-case you were tied up with Christmas madness throughout December, here’s your chance to catch-up on all the latest whisky news. Industry News To assist in its role of representing the industry worldwide, the Scotch Whisky Association has opened an office in London (The Spirits Business). Continuing its
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November’s Whisky News

As we tick over into the final month of the year, here’s all the latest whisky news from November. Industry News According to the Scotch Whisky Association, the decline in overseas sales in recent years is slowing.  Exports for the first half of this year totalled £1.7bn, representing a 3% fall in value compared to
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October’s Whisky News

In case you missed some of it, here’s all the whisky news from the past month: Industry Updates The Spirt of Speyside Whisky Festival has announced a second annual event, Dramfest, which will bring distillers from across the region together under one roof next September (from The Press & Journal). Plans have been unveiled for
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Diageo Special Releases 2015: Part 1

To steal some paraphrasing from Marks and Spencer, there are special releases and then there’s Diageo Special Releases. Each year since 2001, Scotland’s biggest distiller has whipped up an unprecedented level of excitement within the whisky industry with a set of releases from across its 28 distilleries, as well as some of its now silent
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September’s Whisky News

The biggest whisky news of the month was the return of Ardbeg’s test sample of whisky from the International Space Station.  I’d usually point you in the direction of another website about this, but you can find my blog on the project here. Continuing the science-y theme, a company which uses waste products from the
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August’s Whisky News

Replacing ‘The Week in Whisky’, here’s a round-up of all the whisky news from August i.e. the feature is now longer but hopefully you’ll find it slightly more fulfilling! The rejuvenation of the Scotch Whisky industry continues, with Bladnoch – Scotland’s most southerly distillery – set to reopen after being bought by an Australian entrepreneur
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