Tasting Review: Glenglassaugh Torfa

Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing on the Moray Firth Coast at the edge of Sandend Bay, is a distillery which lay silent and forgotten for over two decades. Its heritage stretches back to 1875 when it was founded by James Moir. Th distinctive fruity character of its whiskies is loved by all who discover it. After being... 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 →

Whisky and whiskers

Glenturret Distillery in Perthshire has a place in the Guiness Book of Records, thanks to the epic mousing abilities of the distillery's cat, Towser. Towser lived in the stillhouse from 1963 until her death in 1987, and during that time she allegedly accounted for no fewer than 28,899 mice, making her the World Mousing Champion.... Continue Reading →

Barton 1792 Warehouse Collapses

Louisville, Ky. (AP) -- Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday, June 22, when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and it appeared that up... Continue Reading →

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