New whisky trail combines four Scottish island destilleries

The Hebridean Whisky Trail has been formed on the Scottish islands of Skye, Raasay and Harris.

Brands Report 2015: Scotch Whisky

Johnnie Walker was the top selling scotch in a quarter of the 100 bars we polled in this year’s Brands Report.

Diageo is distiller of the year

Diageo has been named Distiller of the Year 2014 by Whisky Magazine.

A lesson in the art of whisky blending

A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.

Some like it… with raspberry sorbet

You don’t often go to a whisky tasting and get given raspberry sorbet, half way through.  Sniffing strawberry and getting a vanilla stick stuck up your nose, isn’t common either.

Lillet's Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition

The winner of the London heat of the Lillet Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition, which was held at Bar Américain, Brasserie Zédel yesterday (May 8), was Calum Anderson from The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire with his cocktail 'Rhuby Summers'.

Talisker adds new whisky

Diageo has launched its second new expression of Talisker whisky this year. Port Ruighe follows Storm, which was launched in March.

Diageo invests £1m in Talisker distillery

Diageo has invested £1 million in a visitor centre at its Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye.

Talisker whips up a Storm

Diageo is to launch Talisker Storm – a “more intense and smoky” expression with “vibrant maritime notes”.