Booze News! (August)

1st – 8th: 

Johnnie Walker releases ready-to-drink whisky and ginger ale! Read more here.

The historic Lexington-based James Pepper distillery will restart production. Read more here.

Artist rendition of James E. Pepper Distillery

Following Bunnahabhain renovations, Distell considers upgrading the Perthshire-based Deanston distillery. Read more here. 

Littlemill releases 27-year-old single malt for £2,250 per bottle. Read more here.

Littlemill 27-year-old single malt

Tullibardine release ‘The Murray’, a 13-year-old single malt aged in Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine casks. Read more here.

The Isle of Raasay will begun production in September, and hope to release its first whisky in 2020. Read more here.

Smokey Monkey

Ardnamurchan spirit officially becomes whisky three years after the distillery laid down its first casks. Read more here.

Monkey Shoulder releases a peated-variant ‘Smokey Monkey’ as a bar exclusive. Read more here.

Copper & Kings three new bottlings

Douglas Laing & Co. has released a Sherry cask-finished edition of Rock Oyster. Read more here.

Kentucky based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. have unveiled three brandy-based gins. Read more here. Read more here.

Wild Turkey Master’s LKeep 1894


Wild Turkey honours the oldest rickhouse on its estate with launch of Master’s Keep 1894. Read more here.

A $10,000 glass of Macallan is declared ‘a fake’ following an investigation. Read more here.

Glenmorangie Aster re-released after 5 year absence

Glenmorangie to re-release the ‘Astar’ following a five-year absence. Read more here.

Two champagne houses have launched organic cuvées. Read more here.

Stratford-upon-Avon base Shakespeare distillery unveil mulberry gin liqueur. Read more here.

9th – 16th:

Jim Beam have released a vanilla-flavoured Bourbon. Read more here.

Bruichladdich unveil four expressions as part of its new Octomore Eights Masterclass series – including world’s peatiest whisky! Read more here.

The Octomore Eights Masterclass series

Royal Mile Whiskies to launch an online auction website. Read more here.

Liverpool-based Halewood Wines & Spirits, owner of The John Crabbie whisky brand, plans for Edinburgh distillery. Read more here.

Today, Crabbies is best know for alcoholic ginger beer

A grape-free wine has been developed in America. Read more here.

Independent bottler Weymss Malts is launching the Wemyss Family Collection. Read more here.

Bladnoch Pure Scot Virgin Oak

Lindores Abbey Distillery to start production this September. Read more here.

The revitalised Bladnoch distillery unveiled Pure Scot Virgin Oak. Read more here.

Puni Nova (Right)and Alba (Left)

Italy’s first – and currently only- malt whisky distillery makes its debut in the UK market. Read more here.

Constellation Brands buys Funky Buddha brewery. Read more here.

First Ed. Black Bowmore 1964

A first edition Black Bowmore 1964 sells for ‘record price’.  Read more here.

Islay to get a new Scotch whisky festival this October! Read more here.

Ciroc French Vanilla

Ciroc unveils French Vanilla flavour vodka – designed for cocktails. Read more here.

Macallan have pulled bottles after ‘fake’ scandal. Read more here.

Diageo’s 2017 Special Releases

Diageo’s 2017 Special Releases included a blended malt. Read more here.

Ole Smoky whiskey to launch across the US and Canada. Read more here.

The Lakes liqueur range

Sazerac has begun distilling at its recently acquired Tennessee whiskey distillery. Read more here

The Lakes Distillery unveils three new liqueurs. Read more here.

Bunnahabhain unveils travel retail exclusive single malt. Read more here.

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