Littlemill 29 Year Old joins Private Cellar Collection

Only 600 bottles of a 29-year-old single malt from silent Scotch whisky distillery Littlemill have been released globally, priced at £2,750 (US$3,426). Bottled at 47.3%, Littlemill 29 Year Old is the third release in the Private Cellar Collection and was created by Loch Lomond master blender Michael Henry. Littlemill has partnered with crystal glassware producer Glencairn to design the packaging for the release. Each Glencairn decanter is adorned with an illustration of the River Clyde…

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Bowmore 19-year-old returns to Amazon

Islay Scotch whisky brand Bowmore has released the second batch of its Amazon-exclusive 19-year-old single malt. The Beam Suntory-owned distiller released the first batch of its 19-year-old whisky exclusively through online retailer Amazon in 2018. Following its “overwhelming success”, Bowmore has released a second batch of the whisky, which has been aged for the full 19 years in first-fill ex-Château Lagrange French oak barrels. The expression offers aromas of candied apple, honey and “Bowmore’s signature…

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Dewar’s kicks off cask-finished series with Caribbean Smooth

Bacardi-owned Dewar’s has unveiled the first Scotch whisky in its new cask-finished series – an eight-year-old blend finished in Caribbean rum casks. Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth is a blend of up to 40 single malts and grain whiskies that have been matured for at least eight years, before being transferred into ex-Caribbean rum casks for approximately six months. The brand intends to release further double-aged Scotch whiskies in the future. Bottled at 40% ABV, Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth…

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Whisky Exchange to sell Ardbeg worth £7,500 for £99

Retailer The Whisky Exchange intends to sell a rare bottle of Ardbeg single malt, worth £7,500 (US$9,200), for its original retail price of £99 (US$122) via an online ballot. The Ardbeg Manager’s Choice Scotch whisky was filled into a Sherry cask in 1976 and released as a distillery-exclusive in 1999 – the same year that The Whisky Exchange started trading online. Consumers can enter an online ballot to purchase the single cask bottling between 16-22…

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Pernod to ‘develop and expand’ Chinese whisky category

Pernod Ricard plans to “develop and expand the whisky category” in China as the firm breaks ground on the country’s “first” malt whisky distillery. Last week, the French group pledged a US$150 million investment to build Emeishan Malt Whisky Distillery – which is based in the city of Emeishan in China’s Sichuan province. The 13-hectare site will incorporate an “innovative approach to malt whisky-making”. “Our objective is to develop and expand the whisky category in…

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