Author: Whisky and Wine Cheesus

Glenfiddich Redesigned

Glenfiddich redesigned bottle and packaging is finally here in China and we might actually have the exclusive on this.

The Speyside distillery’s 12- and 15-year-old whiskies will be renamed ‘Our Original Twelve’ and ‘Our Solera Fifteen’, in what brand owner William Grant & Sons said is a nod to its original expression, and ‘innovative’ solera process.

Corona Virus Affects Whisky Lovers

Corona Virus Affects Whisky Lovers as whisky distillery visitors centres start to close their doors due to the spread of the virus..  Glenfiddich and Balvenie started to cancel visitor tours with emails being sent to those that have booked tickets, informing them of the cancellations.  Since March 11th, any visitors who arrived on-site at either of the distilleries were immediately turned away.

New Islay Distillery Plans Revealed

Elixir Distillers, founded by Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh of retailer The Whisky Exchange, has submitted new plans for its Islay distillery with a more traditional frontage.  In a statement, the spirits producer said it hoped its plans were a “step closer to reality” after submitting a revised proposal to the Argyll & Bute planning department.

Jane Walker 2020 Release

To coincide with the launch of Craftswomen, Diageo has released a new Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker bottling, following the launch of the 2018 release.  The new blend was created by Emma Walker and is made with whisky from the Speyside distillery Cardhu.

Scotch has a baby cousin – here comes English Whisky

While England has historically focused on making gin, there are now more than a dozen distilleries producing English whisky.  With Scotch not only dominating the local scene but also internationally, English whisky was always going to be a huge uphill battle – but this hasn’t fazed distillers. There are currently 16 distilleries in England making […]


In response to the general disappointment at the various annual awards.  In response to gongs  that seem to be influenced by obvious bias towards certain brands or producers.  In response to the fact that awards are often given to unavailable or unaffordable products.  It’s about time there were awards that were a bit more in tune with everyday drinkers of whiskies.

Shenzhen @ Chestnut 1984

Shenzhen is full of whisky lovers that love whisky – so one Whisky Networking event was never going to be enough.  We just had to find a bar that fulfilled our stringent criteria to ensure all our whisky loving friends were accommodated.  No whisky nonsense, no whisky snobbery and no gouging whisky lovers with over-inflated […]