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Leith Spirits flooded with hand sanitiser orders

A DISTILLERY in Leith that gave away more than 15,000 bottles of hand santiser during just two months has now been inundated with orders for...

Distillery buys Bonnie Prince Charlie’s island hideout

North Uist Distillery has bought Nunton Steadings on Benbecula, where Bonnie Prince Charlie hid following the Battle of Culloden. Master distiller Jonny Ingledew and creative...

‘Wellbeing manager’ sets sail on Fingal

FLOATING luxury hotel Fingal has appointed its first "wellbeing manager" as it prepares to reopen on 22 July. Mari-Nel Scorer will be responsible for ensuring...

Film follows the drovers’ trail through Perthshire

THE stories behind Scotland's ancient drove roads are being told in a new film, which has been made to promote perthshiregravel.com, a guide to off-road...

Charlie MacLean’s sons launch whiskies

SCOTCH expert Charlie MacLean's sons have launched two whiskies to raise money for clean water projects in Madagascar. Just 168 bottles of MacLean’s Pillage, a...

Chris Packham launches Big Butterfly Count

TELEVISION presenter Chris Packham today launches Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count. More than 113,000 people took part in last year's survey and the wildlife charity...

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HRH Prince Charles with Ian Urquhart Signing First Cask at Benromach.

Former Gordon & MacPhail chief Ian Urquhart dies following an illness

Scotch whisky legend Ian Urquhart has died aged 76. The Moray based businessman died peacefully on 15 March after an illness, with his family by...
Ewan, Jamie, Charlie and Lachlan Maclean.

Charles Maclean: Whisky writer launches new charity dram with his sons

Scotland's leading whisky writer Charles Maclean has launched a new dram - and every bottle sold will give at least one person clean water for...
Chef Tom Kitchin. Credit Marc Miller

Me and My Dram, Tom Kitchin: ‘You have to be in the right moment to enjoy whisky, that’s the magic of it’

Following a rocky start, celebrity chef Tom Kitchin has fostered an enduring love for whisky, finds Morag Bootland. He sits down with us for the latest...
The first legal dram from the Outer Hebridean Isle of Harris, The Hearach offers an elegant single malt, with fruit and floral notes and a long, slightly smoky, finish.

Isle of Harris: Distillery releases four new batches of the long awaited Hearach whisky

Last year the first batches of the long awaited Isle of Harris whisky sold out in less than five hours – after more than 25,000...
Rosebank Distillery.

Rosebank Distillery: ‘King of the Lowlands’ ready to re-open with 100-year-old mill still used in whisky production

It was closed three decades ago in 1993, but now the ‘King of the Lowlands’, Rosebank Distillery is to reopen.  The historic distillery has been...
The lights are on at the still house of Port Ellen distillery after 40 years.

Port Ellen: The rebirth of Scotland’s legendary ghost distillery

The rebirth of Port Ellen distillery has been eagerly anticipated for years by the whisky community across the globe.  Perhaps the most legendary of all...