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Bladnoch appoints Dr. Nick Savage as Master Distiller (News)

Dr. Nick Savage to become Master Distiller at Bladnoch Distillery (Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Macallan News)

At the recent promo event in Hamburg, Bladnoch’s owner David Prior already hinted at the fact that the resurrected Lowlands unit was going to appoint a well-known industry figure as their new master distiller very soon. Today, they let the cat out of the bag on their social media profiles. (more…)

Douglas Laing’s Clutha Distillery to start production in 2019 (News)

Douglas Laing's Clutha Distillery in Glasgow (Single Malt Scotch Whisky River Clyde Announcement Reveal)

These are exciting times! With demand for single malt Scotch whisky at a height, a fair share of new distilleries have either been built or at least planned in recent years. One production site that I am particularly curious about is Douglas Laing’s upcoming Clutha Distillery in Glasgow. (more…)

Buddel Jungs – New craft spirit store opening in Oldenburg (News)

Buddel Jungs - New craft spirit store opening in Oldenburg (Gin Whisky Whiskey Liquor Rum Drinks)

Last weekend, the Buddel Jungs craft spirit store opened its doors in the Northern German city of Oldenburg. Specializing in regional small-batch products, the well-sorted shop carries a fine selection of liquor, gin, rum and, of course, whisky as well as craft beer, wine, cheese and other treats. (more…)

Promixo introduces The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey (News)

The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey (US Launch Promixo Oloroso Sherry Release Dram Drink)

Earlier this week, premium spirits producer PROXIMO (best known as the owner of brands such as Bushmills whiskey or The Kraken rum) launched a new Irish whiskey expression called The Sexton in the US. Described as “an unexpected modern-day Irish whiskey for the everyman” (more…)