The Hebridean Whisky Trail has been formed on the Scottish islands of Skye, Raasay and Harris.

Johnnie Walker was the top selling scotch in a quarter of the 100 bars we polled in this year’s Brands Report.

Diageo has been named Distiller of the Year 2014 by Whisky Magazine.

on 10 December, 2013

A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.

on 20 June, 2013

You don’t often go to a whisky tasting and get given raspberry sorbet, half way through.  Sniffing strawberry and getting a vanilla stick stuck up your nose, isn’t common either.

The winner of the London heat of the Lillet Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition, which was held at Bar Américain, Brasserie Zédel yesterday (May 8), was Calum Anderson from The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire with his cocktail 'Rhuby Summers'.

Talisker adds new whisky

19 April, 2013

Diageo has launched its second new expression of Talisker whisky this year. Port Ruighe follows Storm, which was launched in March.

Diageo has invested £1 million in a visitor centre at its Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye.

Talisker whips up a Storm

20 February, 2013

Diageo is to launch Talisker Storm – a “more intense and smoky” expression with “vibrant maritime notes”.

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Dominic Roskrow

It’s ‘up periscope’ for Irish distilleries

I know how wierd this might seem but I often think that the opening of a new distillery is like the launch of a new submarine. It is unveiled in all its pristine glory in a blaze of publicity and fanfare.

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