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North east of Scotland to play host to a festival celebrating gin

The north east of Scotland is getting ready for a celebration of gin. GIN:NE is being held on February 9 and 10, at Inverurie Town...
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Visitor numbers at distilleries rise by an impressive 18 per cent

A distiller has reported an 18 per cent rise in visitors for the summer season. Diageo is toasting a successful 2017 at its distillery visitor...
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Distillery is taking shape for whisky and gin production in Dingwall

Whisky and gin are to be produced at the world’s first 100 per cent community-owned distillery in Dingwall. GlenWyvis has confirmed its order for gin...

Baking queen Mary Berry visits Scone Palace for new TV show

Britain's queen of baking is to feature a historic Scots building in her new TV show. Scone Palace will offer the public a behind-the-scenes peek...
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Prolific partnership for honey and grouse is reaping dividends

Scottish honey producers are working in partnership with grouse estates to enable bees to feed on the prolific flowering plants on moorland in several parts...
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Macallan 1878 bottle is exposed as a fake by Whisky 101

One of the world’s only known bottles of Macallan 1878 still in circulation has been officially exposed as a fake. Following an investigation by Rare...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...