Booze News! (October)

1st – 8th: 

Compass box has unveiled two new blended malts – Phenomenology and No Name. Read more here.

Gordon & MacPhail have released a 70 YO Glen Livet single malt – distilled on the 14 January 1943. Read more here.

Glenlivet 1943 – a 70 YO single malt

Jura has released its first travel retail exclusive range – the Jura Sherry Cask collection. Read more here.

Loch Lomond unveils 50 YO single malt – it’s oldest bottling to date. Read more here.

Loch Lomond 50 YO – coming December ’17

Billy Walker, former MD of BenRiach Distillery Co., has completed  the acquisition of the Glenallachie Distillery. Read more here.

Glengoyne has released The Spirit of Oak collection – celebrating the Sherry cask. Read more here.

Benromach 1977 Single Cask Ed. – a limited ed. release of 225 bottles

Benromach have released a 1977 single cask edition. Read more here.

Midleton unveilved their 2017 edition of their Very Rare collection. Read more here.

9th – 16th:

Diageo invest £35m to re-open cult distilleries Port Ellen and Brora. Read more here.

Ian Macleod to revive the Lowland distillery Rosebank. Read more here.

The Norlan Vaild whisky glass

Norlan debuts a black whisky glass for blind tasting. Read more here.

Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain 12 YO declared “world best whisky” by Jim Murray. Read more here.

The Macallan Quest Collection

Macallan unveils the travel retail series ‘Quest Collection’ – a range of 4 NAS whiskies. Read more here.

Ardbeg unveils ‘Twenty Something’ – a 23YO single malt from Ardbeg’s troubled past. Read more here.

17th – 24th: 

Heaven Hill announces a US$25m expansion of their Bernheim Distillery. Read more here.

The SMWS bottles their first Indian malts. Read more here.

The recreated James Eadie’s Blended Scotch Whisky

The historic, 1850s, James Eadie’s blend has been recreated. Read more here.

Glengoyne reveals limited edition 30YO single malt. Read more here.

The Cooper Spirit Co’s 18YO Straight Rye

The Cooper Spirits Co. unveiled their 3rd releases in their Lock, Stock & Barrel series. An 18YO straight rye whiskey. Read more here.

Chivas Brothers have releases a permanent NAS from the Glen Keith distillery for the first time. Read more here.
Chapter 3 of 5 of the Balvenie DCS Compendium

Balvenie have unveiled Chapter 3 of the DC Compendium. Read more here.

Highland Park has replaced the travel retail Warrior series with a new range – including the Highland Park Voyage of the Raven. Read more here.

Basil Hayden have extended their range for their first time with the release of their Dark Rye. Read more here.

25th – 31st: 

Four Roses have released a 2017 Small Batch Limited Edition Bourbon in the UK. Read more here.

GlenWyvis Distillery has become a dual-operation company, producing both gin and whisky. Read more here.

Four Roses 2017 Small Batch Limited Ed. 

Laphroaig launches limited edition 27YO in the US. Read more here.

Chichibu launches 3 limited edition whiskies – one aged in ‘beer-washed’ barrels, a ‘London-exclusive’ bottling and a peated-variant. Read more here.

Chichibu IPA Cask Finish – 1 of 3 of the new releases. 

The Cooper King distillery – England’s ‘smallest’ – will begin producing both gin and whisky next year. Read more here.

William Grant invests 25m into Tullamore Dew. Read more here.

Gauldrons Campbeltown Blended Malt – the 6th edition to the Remarkable Regional Malts range

Douglas Laing is expanding its Remarkable Regional Malts range with Gauldrons Campbeltown Blended Malt. Read more here.

Irish Distillers have expanded Green Spot’s Wild Geese range with single malt whiskey finished in French oak Zinfandel wine casks. Read more here.

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