Highland distillery Glen Garioch has released two new whiskies that highlight its exploration of wood. The inaugural expression in its small-batch vintage programme, the Glen Garioch Vintage 1999 has been matured solely in oloroso sherry casks for 14 years. This gives the malt its dark, sweet fruit, treacle and maple syrup notes and spicy, syrupy …

Burn Stewart Distillers has unveiled the new look and liquid for premium blended whisky Black Bottle which will be available from this month. The new Black Bottle marks a return to the original Scotch that brothers Charles Innes, Gordon and David Graham created in Torphins, west of Aberdeen, in the late 19th century. Burn Stewart …

Islay’s independent farm distillery Kilchoman, which was founded eight years ago, is to release its oldest whisky to date: a 2007 vintage. Only 10,000 bottles of the limited-edition 2007 Vintage will be made available worldwide and are expected to sell quickly. With a smoky vanilla and caramel nose with cooked lemon and citrus fruits, the …

A new whisky bar, Scotch, has opened at Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, offering around 400 whiskies. Believed to be the largest collection of purely Scottish whiskies available to the general public in Edinburgh, it covers Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown, the Islands, the Highlands and the Lowlands in a variety of …

Glenfiddich’s Malt Mastermind competition is back for the fourth year running, with the final taking place for the first time in the whisky’s Speyside home in Scotland. The search for the Malt Mastermind of 2013 calls on bar professionals to showcase their creativity and knowledge in the category by crafting signature Glenfiddich serves that will …

Compass Box whisky maker John Glaser has teamed up with Mike Miller, owner of legendary Chicago rock ‘n’ roll bar Delilah’s, to create a limited-edition whisky to celebrate the venue’s 20th birthday. The Scotch whisky is aged in a mix of experimental new American oak barrels and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads and bottled at 40% …