Bladnoch Distillery revived

Scotland’s most southerly - and oldest - distillery has a chequered past, but a bright future (see also the timeline at the end of this article). Purchased by Australian entrepreneur David Prior in 2015, together with 2,500 filled casks, this Lowlands distillery restarted distillation in 2017 and is currently releasing limited edition whiskies from the... Continue Reading →

Scotch boosted by record visitor numbers

There were nearly 2m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries in 2017, with spending topping £60m and breaking all previous records, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The SWA’s annual survey of visitor centres reported 1.89m visits to Scotch whisky distilleries last year, a rise of 11.4% on 2016 – and 45% up on the... Continue Reading →

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