• Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces rare opportunity to join tiny island distillery off the West Coast of Scotland – Scotch Whisky News June 25, 2019

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    Jura Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces rare opportunity to join tiny island distillery off the West Coast of Scotland

    Applications are open to become the Brand Home Manager at the popular Single Malt Whisky Distillery. Jura are seeking applicants to join the distillery team which sits at the heart of the tiny island community, with current population at c.212 people.

    A year since the Single Malt Whisky re-launched with a collection of new whiskies – Jura Single Malt Whisky continues to enjoy success worldwide, reflected in the number of visitors that make the journey to Jura.

    Once described by George Orwell as ‘the most un-get-at-able’ place, the journey to Jura’s island home is epic.  Located off the west coast of Scotland; the remoteness of Jura is as inescapable as the captivating island charm. Since 1810 the unique island malt distillery has been the shared endeavour at the heart of the community. Islanders acknowledge that life on Jura is a little different. It’s a beautiful place defined by the sea that surrounds it and the people that have come here to make a life, it is a place where time moves differently, and life is truly a long way from ordinary.

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    The successful applicant will be the local face of the Brand and will deliver the definitive Jura visitor experience to all that make the journey to the island.

    Applicants should bear in mind that, whilst not mandatory, it is not uncommon for residents of the island to take on additional duties across the island (The current Brand Home Manager is a part-time Fire Fighter).

    Daryl Haldane, Global Head of Experience , said: “We all acknowledge that we are incredibly fortunate on Jura to live, work, enjoy a dram here. It is a place that produces cracking whiskies – and a place where life passes differently.

    “The Distillery, where the Brand Home Manager role is based, is located in Craighouse – the heart of the community, alongside the one shop and the one pub. The island also boasts an annual Whisky Festival, a Music Festival and one of the UK’s most challenging hill races, the Jura Fells Race.

    “We are looking for a special person to welcome our visitors as they make the journey to Jura. In return you will have a unique opportunity to experience Jura as the community do – a place that is really quite special indeed.

    “Applications are open. Good luck!”

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    About Jura:

    Jura is a tiny Scottish island nestled off the West Coast of Scotland. With only one road, one pub, one distillery and 212(ish) people, Jura is as beautiful as it is remote.

    The distillery was established in 1810 and reborn in 1963 to revive the community.

    Inspired by our history and our island home, we create single malt with a true passion for the craft of whisky making.

  • Compass Box Whisky “How we made: The Circle” – Scotch Whisky News June 25, 2019

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    Released to coincide with the warm summer months (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere), this vibrant new Limited Edition was born out of The Circle, our global bartender programme.

    Here’s how we made The Circle


    In 2018 we launched The Circle, a programme designed to connect the creative processes of our Blending Room with those of the bar trade.

    Participants from around the world were challenged to demonstrate their creativity; at the same time, they discovered how a Scotch whiskymaker combines ideas with flavours. The winner would have the chance to apply what they had learnt and create their own Compass Box Limited Edition.

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    The winner of The Circle 2018 was Rosey Mitchell from Three Sheets in London. Named Best Bar in the UK at the Class Bar Awards 2019, Three Sheets is famed for its pared-back and complex drinks. Inspired by simplicity, Rosey envisaged an accessible whisky that could be enjoyed in the daytime – a sunshine whisky.

    Together with Compass Box whiskymaker Jill Boyd, Rosey combined four components in a bid to maximise brightness. The bulk of the sunshine is provided by a parcel of malt whisky from the Tamdhu Distillery, with other malts accentuating its fruity and creamy profile.

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    The Circle is bursting with apple, vanilla and malty notes, with a delicate hint of smokiness. Tired of the cliché that whisky belongs in dark and sedate bars, Rosey has created a whisky that calls for friends, plenty of soda, and a sun-kissed lawn.

    Even on a cloudy day – not uncommon in London right now – The Circle practically radiates sunlight!

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  • Blind Tasting of Sherry Oak Matured Whiskies at The Whisky Shop #SFO – Scotch Whisky News June 25, 2019


    Friday, June 28th 5-7PM: 

    Friday, June 28th 5-7PM: 

     Blind Tasting of Sherry Oak Matured Whiskies 

    with Martin Daraz 

    From Spain to Speyside and Beyond!

    A treat for fans of sherry-casked whiskies and traditional single malt scotch, whisky expert Martin Daraz joins us for this blind tasting, featuring multiple brands that age their single malt scotch whisky in European Sherry Oak casks. Sponsored by Ian MacLeod Distillers, makers of Glengoyne and Tamdhu Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, this tasting will delve into the complexities and nuances of different distillery approaches to using this unique style of ageing.

    Click Here to RSVP 


  • Port Ellen 39 Year Old Untold Stories: The Spirit Safe at Loch Fyne Whiskies – Scotch Whisky News June 25, 2019


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    Limited to just 1,500 individually numbered bottles, Port Ellen 39 Year Old Untold Stories: The Spirit Safe is presented in a stunning case complete with two sets of keys, in homage to the real spirit safe at the distillery.

    Buy Now

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  • First Days of Summer Sale: WhiskyFest Tickets at Early Bird Prices! – Whisky Fest News June 25, 2019