Whisky Show reveals 2020 bottlings

The Whisky Exchange has created three single cask bottlings in celebration of its Virtual Whisky Show 2020 next month. The 12th edition of the Whisky Show had been scheduled to take place on 2-4 October at Old Billingsgate in London. Due to the pandemic, the show’s organisers decided to hold a digital event from 2-9 October, hosted by drinks writer Dave Broom. Every year, The Whisky Exchange releases an exclusive series of bottlings for its Whisky…

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Unmissable Scotch distilleries to visit

Covid-19 might have scuppered a summer’s worth of tourism for much of the UK, but with restrictions continuing to ease an increasing number of Scotch whisky distilleries are now reopening to visitors. Here, we look at 10 sites worth making a stop for.  It might not be business as normal, but there are plenty of distilleries open for business and waiting to welcome you once more, with a range of Covid-safe measures in place. The…

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Top 10 spirits marketing moves in July 2020

From food and whisky pairings with Scotch brands Ardbeg and Glen Moray to a 24-hour celebration of rum, we roundup some of the best spirits initiatives in July. A number of spirits brands got creative online last month including Slingsby gin, which created a virtual version of its gin experience online, and Welsh whisky brand Penderyn, which launched a series of digital whisky tastings. Meanwhile, American rapper Pitbull became the latest star to join a…

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What’s on this weekend

Ardbeg Smoke Sessions Islay distillery Ardbeg has partnered with DJ BBQ to create an online series that will guide food and drinks lovers through creating barbecue dishes and smoky whisky cocktails at home this summer. The Smoke Sessions will see DJ BBQ – also known as Christian Stevenson – show consumers how to apply the rules of ‘smoke, wood and heat’ to create barbecue dishes and drinks using Arbeg whisky. Fans can tune into a…

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Top 10 spirits launches in February 2020

The “world’s first” carbon-neutral gin, a Bourbon cask-finished Courvoisier spirit drink and Ireland’s “oldest” Irish whiskey range were among the top products unveiled last month. With Dry January over, spirits producers unveiled their latest innovations in February to attract new drinkers. Gin dominated our list with new line extensions from Gordon’s, which continued to build on its flavoured portfolio, while Hendrick’s and Martin Miller’s unveiled limited edition offerings in the UK. Cognac brand Courvoisier experimented…

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