The week in pictures

New York aperitivo bar Dante kicked off a new series of bar takeovers this week, which will celebrate the vermouth category. The first event in the series saw the bar team from Athens drinking den Odori travel to New York to mix up a host of signature aperitivo cocktails. The series will continue over the next three weeks, with bartenders from Le Sirenuse in Miami, Maybe Frank in Sydney and Kwant in London each appearing…

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Mortlach 47yo raises S$50,000 for charity at auction

A bottle of the soon-to-be-released Mortlach 47 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky has raised S$50,000 (£28,083/ US$37,026) for charity after being sold at auction. Mortlach 47 Year Old is the first release from the Diageo-owned distillery’s Singing Still Series. Only 94 bottles of the whisky have been created, featuring liquid distilled and filled into three American oak hogsheads in April 1971, and bottled at 46.8% abv. It has been given an RRP of £10,000…

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Mortlach 47-Year-Old to launch for £10,000

Speyside distillery Mortlach has unveiled the first Scotch whisky from its new Singing Stills Series – a 47-year-old single malt, priced at £10,000 (US$13,295) per bottle. The Diageo-owned brand will release just 94 bottles of Mortlach 47-Year-Old, which was distilled and filled into three refill American oak hogsheads in April 1971. It has been bottled at 46.8% abv. The bottles will be allocated to buyers through a global online registration process, which will be overseen…

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Mortlach launches ‘spiciest’ whisky to date

Diageo-owned Scotch whisky Mortlach has extended its recently revamped range with the launch of a 14-year-old single malt, which will be exclusively available in travel retail. The UK group overhauled its Mortlach portfolio earlier this year, launching three new bottlings: 12-year-old Wee Witchie, 16-year-old Distiller’s Dram and 20-year-old Cowie’s Blue Seal. While the entire Mortlach range will launch in travel retail this month, the new 14-year-old whisky, called Alexander’s Way, will be exclusive to the channel. The…

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