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The Start Up Drinks Lab co-founders, Hannah Fisher and Craig Strachan

Supermarket gives its backing to small Scottish firm

A Scottish supermarket has given its support to a new bottling facility dedicated to overcoming the challenges in getting small batch craft sodas manufactured. Scotmid...
The newly renovated Glenhead Farmhouse

One quarter of house sales in Scotland continue to go to buyers from England

Changes in stamp duty levels in unlikely to deter buyers south of the border from snapping up a property in Scotland. It is expected that...
Speyside's beautiful Craigellachie Bridge

Your vote can help make Speyside the very best of British

Speyside has been shortlisted as the only Scottish location in the UK’s top holiday destination award competition. Speyside has been nominated in the BBC Countryfile...
More young people from Spain come to Scotland than any other European country

“Viva Escocia!” as huge numbers of Spanish youngsters come to Scotland

New research has shown that Scotland is being visited by increasing numbers of young Spanish people each year. While many Scots enjoy heading to Spain,...
The 30 year old bottle of second edition Black Bowmore single malt whisky, bought for £11,900

Legendary rare whisky fetches world record at auction

A rare 30 year old bottle of second edition Black Bowmore single malt whisky has been bought for a record £11,900 in an online auction...
The Lost Distillery Company has launched the Discovery Selection

A journey of discovery with launch of exclusive mini whisky selection

They might be small, but a new selection of miniature malts captures the spirit of Scotland. The Lost Distillery Company has launched a new Discovery...

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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...