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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Macallan 1979 joins Fine & Rare collection

Edrington-owned Scotch whisky brand The Macallan has expanded its Fine & Rare collection with the launch of a 1979 vintage. The Macallan Fine & Rare 1979 was filled on 19 February 1979 and bottled at a cask strength of 57.2% ABV. “The release of the 1979 Fine & Rare vintage is an exceptional addition to the collection, which displays an inviting burnished antique oak colour after being held in a single puncheon cask for 40 years,” said…

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Halewood adds Penderyn to distribution portfolio

Welsh distillery Penderyn has signed a deal with Halewood Wines & Spirits to distribute its products in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The agreement will see Halewood distribute Penderyn to on-trade customers in the three countries. The Welsh distiller will continue to distribute its products to customers in Wales and within the grocery channel. Stephen Davies, Penderyn CEO, said: “We are very excited by this partnership and look forward to building a strong relationship with…

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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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