Old single malts from the Lowlands, Speyside, Highlands, Islands and Islay, plus an Isle of Skye blended whisky. Presented in a gift box
with tasting notes, the set has a price tag of £19.95.
distillery has released a limited-edition 12 Year Old single malt. The Ghillie's Dram has been created to celebrate the role that the River Spey, one of Scotland's most famous salmon rivers, plays in creating the character of The Macallan . With a price tag of £95, each bottle has been individually
labelled and numbered, and comes with a fishing pouch containing
salmon flies and a map of The Macallan
The Scotch Whisky Experience is to undergo a £2 million expansion after a
drop in visitor numbers. The revamp of the tourist attraction in Edinburgh's Royal Mile will include a new "tilting car" ride demonstrating how the national drink is made. There are also plans to showcase the world's biggest whisky collection in a new vault-style room.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled a TV ad for Brecon Five Vodka is not offensive to Welsh people. More than 20 viewers complained that the ad, which depict s a quiz featuring The Boffins From The Institute of Advanced Philosophy, a team from the Valley College of Further Education in Wales, presented a negative stereotype of Welsh people as unintelligent. The watchdog ruled that people would view the ad as a humorous play on the vodka's Welsh origin .
Whisky tourism initiative Scotland Whisky has revamped its website to encourage tourists to visit distilleries and help Scottish hotels to promote their whisky expertise. The site - scotlandwhisky.com - includes maps
hotels and distilleries , a tourist photo -sharing gallery and online bookable whisky tours.
The first masterclass in Wine Rack's new scholarship programme will take place on Jan 16 at Cloud 23 Bar, Hilton Hotel, Deansgate in Manchester, from 1-4pm. Designed to introduce the new premium range of spirits to Wine Rack managers, the event will be conducted by mixologist and bar manager Gerry Calabrese. Further masterclasses will take place in Edinburgh on Jan 23
and Jan 30.