Distiller of the Year (ISC) in 2020 for the fifth time in a row, William Grant and Sons launches a new triple blend whiskey, which combines Irish heart with Caribbean soul

 

The history of whisky goes back many thousands of years and so many drinkers of it are unaware where it originated and how it has been developed over the years. This is we have put together a brief timeline of the history of whisky with some key dates noted.

 

In Japan, home to the upcoming Summer Olympics, the age-old thirst quencher is affectionately dubbed the “highball”. The Highball was a favorite of whisky drinkers in Japan in the 1950s. It was created to bring the proof of the whisky down and open it up in a refreshing way to pair well with Japanese cuisine. Highballs soon became an instant and widespread hit in the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

When people think about whiskey, cocktails are rarely the first thing that springs to the mind. However, there are plenty of tasty cocktails that you can make with one of the world’s most popular spirits. 

 

Sunday 20 June is a special day in South Africa. Children, mentees and colleagues celebrate the father figures who play a part in their lives. All dads are different and exceptional in unique ways, from the quiet, contemplative heroes to the fun, bad-pun-dropping legends who add dad-jokes to every occasion. Father’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate them over a bottle of something especially suited to their specific characters.

 

Traditionally, sake is the preferred pairing for sushi, but with people constantly looking for new and interesting ways to spice up their meals, the sushi-whisky combo is quickly crossing culinary borders.

 

Pin Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown to your map next time you find yourself on the Bourbon Trail. Established in 1879, the historic Distillery grounds are home to the world’s largest whiskey barrel and carved bourbon bottle.

 

The Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey founding team, led by global icon Conor McGregor, and Proximo Spirits, Inc. (“Proximo”), are pleased to announce that they have reached a long-term agreement to continue their record-breaking collaboration on the Proper No. Twelve brand.  Mr. McGregor will retain an interest in Proper No. Twelve and will remain actively engaged in the promotion of the brand. 

 

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has partnered with Lowden Guitars to create a limited edition guitar made from whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak, retailing at £8,500 (US$10.8k).

 

Earlier in the week, Jameson South Africa issued a statement on their website, announcing the launch of a skincare range that contains its whiskey. One thing they failed to mention was where the new range, called Beatha, can be purchased. Turns out it was in fact a premature April Fools prank.

 
 
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