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anCnoc Releases Exclusive 1999 Vintage Expression – Scotch Whisky News

Posted by Ashley Penney on January 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

anCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has today (15th January) announced the latest hand selected addition to its exceptional portfolio, the limited edition 1999 Vintage. Only 750 cases of this rare single malt will be available in the UK, Russia, Germany and Taiwan from January 2013 with a retail price of £49.99 per bottle.

The whisky, which has been matured in American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks at Knockdhu Distillery in Knock, Banffshire, has been bottled in its mo...

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Scotch Whisky Experience expands its global audience

Posted by Ashley Penney on January 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

WITH Scotch whisky maintaining its trajectory for world domination, it is no surprise to hear a tourism attraction dedicated to Scotland's national drink is thriving in Edinburgh.


The Scotch Whisky Experience, in the midst of celebrating its 25th anniversary, welcomes visitors from an increasingly broad geographical base, its growth reflecting the soaring performance of whisky in established and emerging markets around the globe.


The attraction on Castleh...

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BenRiach Distillery introduces four new Scotch Whiskies

Posted by Ashley Penney on January 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

The BenRiach Distillery has produced unique whiskies in the Heart of Speyside since 1898. Now come four new expressions to the U.S. market: The BenRiach Horizons 12 Year Old Triple Distilled, The BenRiach Solstice 2nd Edition 17 Year Old, The BenRiach Septendecim 17 Year Old Peated Single Malt, and The BenRiach Authenticus 25 Year Old Peated Single Malt.


The BenRiach, meaning “The Hill of the Red Deer” in Gaelic, sits amongst the rolling barley fields that rise ...

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Ashley Whisky Tasting List climbs over the 300 mark

Posted by Ashley Penney on September 20, 2013 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I am delighted to announce that my offical whisky tasting has reached a great 307. Its taken over 8 years to get this far.

To celebrate this i have created a new page on facebook to go along with my own and Whisky Heaven Page.

Just log on to

Here you can see my complete listing of all that i have sampled from either own bottles or various trips.

Keep returnng back to see what is sampled next.

But a...

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Whisky Live Dublin 2013

Posted by Ashley Penney on August 2, 2013 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Whisky Live Dublin 2013, Saturday 5th October


The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2


Whether a whiskey enthusiast, newcomer to the world of whiskey, or you’d just like a day out at a fantastic whiskey event, Whisky Live has something to offer everyone. Whisky Live Dublin has two sessions, providing everyone with the opportunity to join the show to suit their diary:


- From 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (VIPs and trade may arrive 1 hou...

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Scotch whisky exhibition opens at Glasgow's Mitchell Library

Posted by Ashley Penney on June 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Scotch Whisky: From Grain to Glass marks the centenary of the Scotch Whisky Association


An exhibition celebrating the history of Scotch whisky has opened today at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.


The exhibition, Scotch Whisky: From Grain to Glass, was created last year to mark the centenary of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).


The exhibition includes images and artefacts from private collections and Scotch whisky producers, gathered ...

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Alloa coppersmiths in demand thanks to huge demand for whisky

Posted by Ashley Penney on June 10, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Coppersmiths say their skills are in demand like never before thanks to the global demand for whisky.


They are responsible for producing the large stills which are crucial for the distillation process.


In the past 12 months a team in Clackmannanshire has worked on around 30 of the copper stills and are recruiting apprentices so as to pass on the craft to a younger generation.


Stills have been made at Abercrombie, Diageo's coppersmith bu...

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Glenmorangie’s Men of Tain set to share the secrets of Scotland’s favourite malt whisky

Posted by Ashley Penney on June 10, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Members of the public will be able to witness the magic of Scotland’s tallest stills in action when Glenmorangie’s distillery in Tain puts on a special Open Weekend on June 15 and 16.


The weekend-long programme of free tours, tastings and events will lift the lid on the production process behind Scotland’s favourite single malt.


Visitors will be able to meet and talk with the Men of Tain – the select group of craftsmen who are entr...

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New purchase

Posted by Ashley Penney on April 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)
Benriach 12y sherry matured from Celtic whisky shop A snip at 44.99

Diageo to build �50m Scotch whisky distillery

Posted by Ashley Penney on April 6, 2013 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Diageo is to increase its Scotch whisky production with a new £50 million distillery in the Scottish Highlands.


The distillery, which will create up to 20 new jobs, will be adjacent to the company's existing distillery in Teaninich, near Alness, but will have its own name and identity.


The company also announced a major new phase of expansion to its Scotch whisky production in the Speyside area. The combined activity is a part of the £1 billion ...

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Longest serving whisky worker retires

Posted by Ashley Penney on March 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Chivas Brothers’ longest serving employee Alistair McAllister has retired after 46½ years working for the company in Paisley. Alistair joined Chivas Brothers in the Stock Control department in July 1966, when he was just 17 years old. He later moved to the loading bay area, and eventually to the North Bottling Hall, where he spent the last 25 years working as a Forklift Truck Operator.


Reflecting on his time with the company, Alistair (64) said: “The time h...

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Cutty Sark re-introduces whisky brand to the UK

Posted by Ashley Penney on March 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky, acquired by Edrington just over three years ago, is launching their first ever seaplane partnership with Loch Lomond Seaplanes - coinciding with the re-introduction of the brand to the UK.


Cutty Sark celebrated its 90th birthday on the 23 March this year and is one of the top 10 Scotch whisky brands in the world.


Inspired and originally named after the world famous Clipper that re-opened recently in London, a ship that wa...

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Edinburgh to host year’s top whisky contest

Posted by Ashley Penney on March 22, 2013 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Master blenders from across the globe will meet in Edinburgh next month in search of the year’s top whisky.

The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, home to the world’s largest collection at 3,384 bottles, will host the International Spirits Challenge for a second year.

A panel of 10 judges will taste 300 different whiskies over three days from April 22 to 25 at the attraction on the Royal Mile.


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2 New Buys

Posted by Ashley Penney on March 22, 2013 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

A recent visit to the Celtic Whisky Shop in Dublin had me pick up 2 new bottles for my collection.

The first an old classic in my opinion Bunahaibain 12y single malt. One of my faves from Islay.

The second a Teelings Hybrid Whisky. Yes you heard it a Hybrid Whisky. Combines both irish and scotch malt whiskies. 50% Cooley and 50% Magical Bruichladdich. A snip and €54 and i went straight to Brooks hotel where they had it and i have to admit i was really...

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Highland Park Launches Loki, The Second Release Of The Acclaimed Valhalla Collection

Posted by Ashley Penney on March 21, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

ntroducing One of Norse Mythology's Most Treacherous and Mischievous Characters The second release in The Valhalla Collection, a set of four unique whiskies, which take inspiration from the legendary Nordic gods of old, Loki continues the ground-breaking achievement that Thor began; a malt designed around the personality traits of an individual. The Orkney whisky maker has now created a unique flavor profile for Thor's follow up – Loki, a 15 Years Old Single Malt. While unquest...

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