First community-owned distillery planned in Scotland

The GlenWyvis Distillery Community Benefit Society is working to make the Scottish hamlet of Dingwall a craft spirit destination once again. The Highland whisky firm hopes to raise £1.5 million to develop the country’s first community-owned distillery. “The firm, in conjunction with lottery-funded body Community Shares Scotland (CSS), is offering investment opportunities for as little as £250 to people living in all the … [ Read more]

Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage named world’s best single malt

Old Pulteney 1989 Vintage, from the Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland, has been named the world’s best single malt at Whisky Magazine’s annual World Whiskies Awards. Pulteney is one of the northernmost distilleries on the Scottish mainland. The 1989 Vintage, released in September 2015, was aged in former bourbon barrels that also held peated malt. … [ Read more]

Battle of the Cinnamon Whiskeys

Sazerac is suing Jack Daniel’s for using “Google searching advertising to ‘confuse’ consumers and ‘divert’ Fireball sales to its own Tennessee Fire variant,” reports Law360. The lawsuit accuses the company of purchasing keywords that cause consumers searching for Fireball to be shown pages for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire whiskey instead. It also states that Jack Daniel’s … [ Read more]

Scotch Ages Differently In Space

Ardbeg, the Scotch whisky distillery, has recently brought a sample of their whisky back from a three-year stint on the International Space Station. After testing the space whiskey against control samples that were aged on terra firma, Ardbeg’s distillers noticed significant differences in aroma and taste, leading them to conclude that terpenes (flavor compounds) behave differently in microgravity. … [ Read more]