Whisky Me gains £75,000 investment on Dragons’ Den

Entrepreneurs Thomas Aske and Tristan Stephenson secured a £75,000 (US$105,000) investment on hit BBC programme Dragons’ Den for their whisky pouch subscription club, Whisky Me. Broadcast in the UK last night (13 May) on BBC1, Aske and Stephenson secured the investment from three of the dragons – Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones and Tej Lalvani. All three dragons made an offer for Whisky Me, with Aske and Stephenson eventually negotiating a joint investment with all three…

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Whisky Auctioneer prepares for Islay Festival Auction

More than 240 limited edition Fèis Ìle Scotch whiskies will go under the hammer this month, including sought-after bottlings from distilleries such as Port Ellen and Bowmore. Whisky Auctioneer will open the online auction tomorrow (14 May), and run the sale until 24 May. The Islay Festival Auction has been described as the ‘most extensive and complete collection’ of whiskies produced by distillers on the Scottish island. The bottles come from ‘Pat’s Whisky Collection’, a…

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Singleton bottles 54-year-old Scotch for £28,850

Diageo has revealed the second and final bottling in The Singleton’s Paragon of Time Collection: a 54-year-old 1966 vintage single malt Scotch. The 54-year-old is the oldest single malt from The Singleton to date, comprising only 235 bottles. Bottled at 44.1% ABV, the whisky has been priced at £28,850 (US$40,000) per 700ml bottle. It will be available in the UK, the US and across Asia in China, Singapore and Taiwan from June. Maureen Robinson, The…

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Glenmorangie debuts Sonoma-Cutrer Reserve

The Glenmorangie Company has unveiled a limited edition 25-year-old single malt whisky finished in Chardonnay wine casks from California’s Sonoma Valley. Only 1,000 bottles of the new Glenmorangie Sonoma-Cutrer Reserve whisky have been created. The expression is described as one of Glenmorangie’s ‘most rare and unique creations’. Years ago, Glenmorangie’s director of whisky creation, Dr Bill Lumsden, discovered the Chardonnay white wine from the Sonoma-Cutrer winery in Sonoma Valley, California. Lumsden wanted to explore the…

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Johnnie Walker’s ‘Highland home’ Clynelish reopens

Diageo has opened the renovated Clynelish Scotch whisky distillery in Scotland, which has been rebranded as the ‘Highland home of Johnnie Walker’. Clynelish was given an extensive overhaul as part of Diageo’s £185 million (US$258) investment in its Scotch whisky visitor experiences. Situated on Scotland’s North Coast 500 route, Clynelish has a new visitor centre with an interactive story room, ‘modern’ retail space, and a new terrace bar overlooking Brora’s hills. The multi-sensory, interactive visitor…

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