Tag Archives: Scotland

• Whiskey-Swilling Women Are Killing Vodka Sales

Whiskey-Swilling Women Are Killing Vodka Sales

Move over, vodka. Whiskey is having better luck with the ladies these days. Sales of vodka have dropped in the last two years after a decade of dominance, according to a Wednesday report in The Wall Street Journal. Women, long the target consumer for such brands as Smirnoff and Absolut, are abandoning vodka in favor […]

• Anthony Bourdain Partners With The Balvenie Single Malt

Anthony Bourdain Partners With The Balvenie Single Malt

Author, Chef and TV host joins Scottish distiller’s long-standing celebration of craftsmanship. The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky, and chef, author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain are proud to announce a multifaceted collaboration that will bring attention to some of America’s finest craftspeople. The partnership will be three-fold and will see Bourdain […]

• 11 Best Whiskies for Burns Night Coming Up January 25

Mark Burns Night in suitable style: with a dram of one of these whiskies, all hailing from the British Isles – with one exception for renegade celebrators. 1. Lagaluvin 16-year-old single malt: £48.50, 70cl, waitrosecellar.com The pride of Islay, Lagaluvin’s standard single malt is a consistent winner of high scores in the whisky ratings world, […]

• Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

In case you haven’t heard, Nick Offerman is a man’s man. Through the slow melding of his own personality with that of his Parks And Recreation character Ron Swanson, Offerman conjures up archetypes of push broom mustaches, woodworking, emotional restraint, and whisky. Fans of Offerman, Swanson, and Scotch whisky will enjoy his tribute to the […]

• Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

The bottle: Tequila Herradura Scotch Cask Finish Reposado, $89.99 The back story: We all know about when Harry met Sally. But how about when tequila met Scotch? If the latter doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because it’s not. Tequila Herradura, a respected maker of Mexico’s signature spirit, believes it has come out with the first-ever version […]

• All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

Whisky Live LA, now in its sixth year, will take place once again in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Encompassing the magic of Hollywood and the grandeur/energy of LA and located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, it is the perfect setting for the premier whisky event on the west coast. Easy access from downtown, […]

• WHAT?! Scotch is not on list of world’s top whisky

WHAT?! Scotch is not on list of world’s top whisky

SCOTCH was on the rocks yesterday after a Japanese whisky was voted the world’s finest. To add insult to injury, no Scottish distiller made it to the top five in the annual list compiled by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Experts called Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 “near indescribable genius”, awarding it 97.5 marks out […]

• It’s Here! The Holiday Season! And The Most Anticipated Whiskey Offerings

It’s Here! The Holiday Season! And The Most Anticipated Whiskey Offerings

Distillers from Kirkwall to Kyoto descended on New York this Wednesday for the 17th annual WhiskeyFest, a trade show that often serves as a launching pad for end-of-the-year releases. Below are some of the most buzzed-about bottles that begin hitting stores now. Laphroaig Cairdeas 2014: A salty new single malt “My job is to make […]

• Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies

Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies

While Scottish distillers are investing heavily in increasing stocks of Scotch whisky, there’s continued soaring interest in historical and vintage expressions on the second-hand market. Some rare expressions of single malt Scotch can fetch as much as £381,620 at auction, the most expensive being a six-litre decanter of The Macallan M at Sothebys in Hong […]

• David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

Apparently, David Beckham is a whiskey man. A Scotch guy, to be precise. The retired soccer star recently launched Haig Club, a single-grain Scotch whisky, with the help of “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and international liquor conglomerate Diageo. (Yep, the spirit is spelled both “whiskey” and “whisky”—it’s a sore grammatical subject.) Beckham celebrated the launch […]

• For realz? Scots lead the way for drinking alcohol-free beer

For realz? Scots lead the way for drinking alcohol-free beer

IT has long been the butt of uncomplimentary jokes but brewers of alcohol-free beer are enjoying the last laugh. A new survey has revealed that non-alcoholic beer is increasingly socially acceptable. It found that 48 per cent of adults in Scotland have tried alcohol-free beer compared to the national average of just 43 per cent. […]

• Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch

Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch

Bacardi is throwing its weight behind the single malt Scotch whisky category with the release of a series of expressions from its five malt distilleries. The Bermuda-headquartered drinks group, best known for its work in rum and white spirits, will release several new single malt Scotch whiskies from Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff and Brackla distilleries […]

Bartenders in Scotland for title of World’s Greatest Mixologist

Bartenders in Scotland for title of World’s Greatest Mixologist

47 of the world’s leading mixologists raise a glass at Gleneagles to celebrate the start of the Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS™ Global Finals 47 of the world’s greatest mixologists came together at Gleneagles, Scotland today to mark the start of the sixth annual Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS™ Global Final 2014, the industry’s most prestigious and […]

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• Want a taste of David Beckham? Well, you’re in luck!

Want a taste of David Beckham? Well, you’re in luck!

David Beckham’s New $77 Whiskey Hits Stores in London! The 39-year-old soccer star’s new whiskey has finally hit stores in London. The new liquor, called Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky, is now available for purchase at U.K. department store Selfridges for the cool price of $77 (or £45). Beckham co-created the whiskey along with […]

• Wm Grant & Sons spends £100,000 opposing Scottish independence

Wm Grant & Sons spends £100,000 opposing Scottish independence

Glenfiddich Scotch whisky distiller William Grant & Sons has given £100,000 to Better Together – the official opponents of Scottish Independence.