La Martiniquaise adds to Scotch whisky portfolio

French drinks firm La Martiniquaise has expanded its whisky range with two new bottlings under its Glen Moray single malt and Sir Edward’s blended Scotch brands. A new single malt finished in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon wine casks is the latest expression to join the Glen Moray Classic Collection. After ageing in ex-Bourbon barrels, the whisky was transferred into casks that previously held Cabernet Sauvignon wine for a final few months of maturation. The finishing process gives the…

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Label 5 fans pick next art-inspired bottle design

Whisky fans have voted in their thousands and selected their favourite street art-inspired design that will feature on the next limited edition bottle of Label 5 blended Scotch whisky. La Martiniquaise-owned Label 5 launched its Power of 5 World Tour to bring together five leading street artists to create graffiti artworks in five key locations around the world: London, Beirut, Brussels, Hong Kong and Mexico. The blended Scotch whisky brand then turned to social media…

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Dewar’s launches Diwali-themed travel retail bottling

Bacardi-owned Dewar’s is celebrating the Hindu festival of light with the release of a Diwali-themed presentation box for its 18-year-old blended Scotch whisky. Dewar’s 18 Year Old has been packaged in a metallic presentation box alongside four coasters that have also been inspired by the Hindu festival. The coasters, which echo the design of the presentation box, have been made in a wire loop design and can be transformed into tea-light candle holders. They have…

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Johnnie Walker launches first 50-year-old whisky

Diageo has unveiled the 50-year-old John Walker Masters’ Edition, made using whiskies from distilleries that existed during the lifetime of the Johnnie Walker brand founder. Just 100 bottles of the John Walker Masters’ Edition, Johnnie Walker’s first 50-year-old whisky, have been released with an RRP of US$25,000. Each is a blend of whiskies from six distilleries that were operational during the life of John Walker, who lived from 1805-1857.  Single malt whiskies sourced from Glen Albyn, Glenury…

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