Top 10 spirits launches in November 2019

The “world’s first” gin made with artificial intelligence, the final whisky in Diageo’s Game of Thrones-inspired single malt range and the oldest Balvenie to date are among the top products to launch last month. November saw a number of brands release their oldest expressions to date including a 56-year-old single malt from The Balvenie and Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co’s 27-year-old Irish whiskey. Beam Suntory’s Canadian Club brand also released what is thought to be…

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William Grant ‘reinterprets’ Balvenie Classic for travel retail

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a trio of travel retail-exclusive Balvenie single malt whiskies as part of its Stories range – including a “reinterpretation’ of The Balvenie Classic. The three new whiskies in The Balvenie Stories collection were unveiled at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, France, on Monday (30 September), and will launch exclusively in global travel retail in June 2020. The range will comprise of The Creation of the Classic, The…

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The week in pictures

Elderflower liqueur brand St-Germain opened the doors to its Summer in Bloom terrace in London this week, taking over the outside area at OXO Tower Bar on the Southbank. The terrace opened alongside the launch of St-Germain brand ambassador Camille Vidal’s latest book, How to Spritz French Fluently, which she introduced at the opening party. During the launch, guests enjoyed three spritzes from the book, including the St-Germain Spritz, as well as three new St-Germain…

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Balvenie Stories launches worldwide

Speyside distillery The Balvenie has launched a new collection of whiskies inspired by stories of “endeavour, craft and unexpected twists”. Comprising three single malts, The Balvenie Stories range includes 12-year-old The Sweet Toast of American Oak, 14-year-old The Week of Peat, and 26-year-old A Day of Dark Barley. Each expression has been designed to communicate the stories of the workers at the Dufftown distillery, such as apprentice malt master Kelsey McKechnie’s use of Kentucky virgin…

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The week in pictures

In our week in pictures, see how Douglas Laing & Co celebrated its 70th anniversary, find out more about Olmeca Tequila’s cocktail competition and take a look inside London’s newest whisky bar Go to Source Author: Owen Bellwood

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