Glenturret reveals new core whisky line and redesign

The Glenturret has unveiled a new core collection of Scotch whiskies and a refreshed look for the series, as it discontinues its previous range. The Glenturret in Perthshire, which claims to be Scotland’s oldest working distillery, originally planned to launch its rebrand in June. However, it was pushed back to September due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new core range includes four expressions: Triple Wood, 10-year-old Peat Smoked, a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old. There are…

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Glengoyne rolls out 100% recyclable redesign

Ian Macleod Distillers has unveiled a new brand identity for its Glengoyne Scotch whisky range using 100% recyclable packaging and released the second expression in its Legacy Series. The brand overhaul will see the Glengoyne range become fully recyclable, free of plastic and magnets, and locally sourced, with nearly all of the material coming from Scotland. The new design will be rolled out this month across the range. The new identity will include an updated…

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Johnnie Walker creates 200th birthday bottlings

Blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker has unveiled four new limited edition whiskies to mark its 200th anniversary this year. Diageo-owned blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker was founded 200 years ago by John Walker, who opened a small grocery store in Scotland. Today, the brand is the biggest-selling Scotch whisky in the world. Diageo’s global Scotch director, John Williams, said: “Our 200th anniversary releases are inspired by the moment our founder, John Walker, first opened…

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A drink with… Anthony Wills, Kilchoman

Anthony Wills, founder and managing director of Kilchoman, tells us about the site’s new still house and visitor centre, and what makes the Islay distillery unique. *This feature was originally published in the March 2020 issue of The Spirits Business How did you get into the Scotch whisky industry? I spent about 15 years in the wine trade in London. Then in 1995, we, as a family, moved to Scotland. I started my own independent…

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Diageo helps develop digital cask-filling system

Johnnie Walker owner Diageo has partnered with the University of Strathclyde to create a digital whisky cask-filling process that could save the Scotch industry millions of pounds. The project’s partners include Diageo, the Glasgow-based University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), technology firm Siemens and electrical expert Kigtek. The venture is projected to save Scotland’s whisky sector millions annually in inventory costs. The Scotch whisky industry is worth £5.5 billion (US$6.9bn) annually to the…

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