Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Edition 8.1

This 26-year-old unpeated Islay single malt is the eighth release in this limited-edition Scotch series — and the fourth by Head Distiller Adam Hannett. Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 is non-chill filtered, 45.1% ABV. Only 12,000 bottles, individually numbered, will be available. Past editions of this release have become much-sought-after collectors items. The cask type is a distillery-kept secret. The suggested retail price is $449 per 750-ml. bottle. The post Bruichladdich Black Art 1994 Edition 8.1…

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Patrón names president and chief operating officer

Bacardi has appointed Mauricio Vergara as president and chief operating officer of Patrón Tequila. As president and chief operations officer, Vergara will also oversee the expansion and management of the Hacienda Patrón brand home in Atotonilco el Alto in Jalisco, Mexico. Vergara joined Bacardi in 2013 and most recently held the position of managing director for Bacardi-Martini Australia and New Zealand. He was also responsible for the global integration of the Tequila brand following Bacardi’s…

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Caperdonich whisky collection goes on sale

Online auction house Whisky Auctioneer is offering more than 70 whiskies from the closed Caperdonich distillery in its latest sale. The auction, which goes live today (30 October), features one of the largest collections of whiskies from silent Speyside distillery Caperdonich. The auction will run until 9 November. Of the Caperdonich whiskies listed, 63 are from a single owner’s private collection. Some highlights include independent bottlings from Jack Wieber and Prestonfield House, more than 40…

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Edinburgh Gin unveils literary-inspired gift sets

Ian Macleod Distillers-owned Edinburgh Gin has released five cocktail gift packs, with one kit concealing a first edition novel worth up to £3,000 (US$3,889). Released ahead of Christmas, the limited edition Edinburgh Gin Storybook gift packs have been themed around famous books with a play on their names. The five sets comprise: Journey to the Centre of the Serve, Olive or Twist, Paradise Found, The Winter’s Cocktail, and A Tale of Two Flavours. Each Art…

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