2nd August – Malt Whisky Centre Opened Today 1999

Hans William Henry Irvine (2nd August 1856 - 11th July 1922) was an Australian politician and vigneron. Irvine's wealth grew as he invested in various enterprises, including land, mining, and viticulture. In 1888, having sold his interest in the printing trade, he bought the Great Western vineyard … [Read more...]

31st January – Whisky and Darts Sponsorship Announced Today 2008

Whyte & Mackay whisky is the new title sponsor of the Premier League Darts. The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) tournament is the biggest invitational darts tournament in the world. Whyte & Mackay has signed a three year deal with the season kicking off in its home city of Glasgow on … [Read more...]

25th January – Another Whisky Milestone By Glenlivet Today 2007

The Glenlivet single malt has just reached the milestone of selling half a million cases in a year, equivalent to 6million bottles. This was revealed yesterday 25th January, 2007 by owner Chivas Brothers, the whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard. The 500,000 cases target was set in … [Read more...]

12th January – 100 Year Old Whiskey in Antarctica Found 2010

They say whisky matures with age...but leaving it embedded in the Antarctic ice for almost 100 years may be going a bit far. Two cases of MacKinlay's Rare Old Whisky that Ernest Shackleton's team abandoned on their failed 1908 expedition to the South Pole have been uncovered intact. The pine cases … [Read more...]

29th December – Oldest Scottish Distillery Named Today 2007

December 2007 - A Small whisky distillery in Aberdeenshire is in the running to be crowned the oldest in all the country - thanks to a newspaper report from more than 200 years ago. The Glen Garioch distillery emerged as a surprise contender for the title after a reference to it was found in a 1785 … [Read more...]

4th December – Sad Christmas For Single Malt Lovers Today 2007

More than 10,000 bottles of single malt Scotch Whisky, destined for the UK Christmas market have been stolen. The bottles of Bowmore Islay Single Malt, with a retail value of almost £300,000, were taken around midday on Tuesday-Dec 4, 2007- from an independent haulier in the Hertfordshire … [Read more...]

29th November – 150 yo Scotch Whisky Hits the Auctions Today 2006

A bottle of scotch whisky believed to be the oldest in existence is to be auctioned later this month. The Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, believed to be almost 150 years old, is expected to fetch between £5,000 and £10,000 when it goes under the hammer at Bonhams on November 29th 2006. The … [Read more...]

28th November – Whisky Distillers and Government See Eye to Eye to Boost Exports Today 2005

"Scotland's Whisky Distillers Urged to Maintain Enterprising Spirit A Top-level warning has been issued that the future of the Scotch whisky industry must not be taken for granted. It was made today 28th November 2005 as distillers and ministers joined forces to help to promote the industry. The … [Read more...]

7th November – Great Day in the Whisky World 2007

The Macallan launches 55 year old single malt whisky in Lalique decanter On Wednesday 7th November 2007, iconic luxury brands The Macallan and Lalique unveiled The Macallan in Lalique Natural Colour decanter containing an exceptionally rare 55 years old single malt whisky valued at £6,000 … [Read more...]

2nd November – Great Day for Great Whiskys

UK's First Whisky Amnesty Highland Park are set to give away 200 bottles of their 18 year old single malt – ‘The best spirit in the world’ in the UK’s first ever “whisky amnesty”. Malt lovers attending this year’s Whisky Live Glasgow are invited to bring a sealed 70cl bottle of any spirit which … [Read more...]