Bowmore > Launch Great Outdoors workshops & photo competition
The oldest Islay distillery has again teamed up with The National Geographic Society to launch a new photographic competition. The International Photography Contest forms part of a long term partnership between the two organisations.
To celebrate the launch of the competition, Bowmore has teamed up with renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior and The Whisky Shop - the UK's largest specialist whisky retail chain - by announcing a series of Great Outdoors workshops. The workshops will take place at four of the chain's stores - York (30 Sept), Birmingham (6 Oct), Edinburgh Victoria St (7 Oct) and London (11 Oct) - and in each one Colin will give tips and advice about taking landscape photographs, plus sample some of the Bowmore range of single malts with guests. The events are free and places can be booked by contacting the stores directly - store details can be found on www.whiskyshop.com. Please note that the London event is already fully booked. The International Photography Contest is open to all budding photographers and can be entered by clicking here. The closing date is 31 October.
Dalmore > Sell bottle for £125,000
|Richard's lost his bottle|
Glenglassaugh > Select a 'Chosen Few'
|Stuart, Ronnie & Chosen Few No.1|
Glenglassaugh are also trying to complete the renovation of their new visitor centre facility. This is to get some tours in to coincide with the release of their first single malt under the new ownership, which took over in 2008. This release is planned for the en of 2011. At present the distillery can be toured but only on a pre-booked basis and it is hoped that that the new centre will bring much needed tourism to the localarea.
Macallan > 60 years old released
Pure Festival > Whisky & music come to London
Whisky Connosr, Jean-Luc and Pierre, are holding an exciting whisky and music festival over the weekend. They have teamed up with promoters Brand New Music to create the event, which will be held at The Relentless Garage (opposite Highbury & Islington tube station). The music will be supplied by such acts as The Raveonettes, James Yorkston and Electric Soft Parade. The whisky brands involved include Ardbeg, AnCnoc, Cooley, Dewar's and Whyte & Mackay, with whisky writer Dominic Roskrow holding tastings also. Tickets are £28.50 each for each day and this includes vouchers for eight drams or cocktails and access to all of the music. Please visit www.purefestival.com to book your tickets or you can pay on the door.