In brief

05 September, 2008

Glenfiddich will release its annual Vintage Reserve bottling in the autumn. Only 450 bottles of the single cask whisky, which was put in an Oloroso sherry butt in 1977, will be released with an rrp of around 375.

Inverhouse Distillers' AnCnoc malt whisky is sponsoring arts events at the Tron and the Arches in Glasgow, and the Traverse Theatre and the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, this autumn. The company's Balblair 1989

won the Spirit of Whisky award at the Edinburgh fringe, voted for

in a tasting

organised by Royal Mile Whiskies.

Burn Stewart-owned whisky blend Black Bottle continues its sponsorship of the Islay Jazz Festival

as it hits its 10th year.

Running from Sept 12 -14,

it includes concerts at the Bunnahabhain, Ardbeg and Laphroaig distilleries.

The first

bottle of Jura 40

Year

Old malt is being sold though a sealed-bid auction at Harrods by Whyte & Macka y.

It has a reserve price of 2,000 and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Bids can be made in-store until Sept 23.




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