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2008-12-10 12:00:00

HOOD RIVER, Ore., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hood River Distillers' Pendleton Whisky recently was named a 2007 Impact "Hot Prospect" in the October issue of Impact Global Newsletter. Published by M. Shanken Communications, Inc., which also publishes Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Food Arts and Market Watch, Impact is the one source for information on the worldwide drinks market and the leading magazine for top spirits executives in more than 50 countries. Winners of the "Hot...

2008-11-11 09:00:27

Drambuie links up with Soho Theatre to present Drambuie Late Night Pursuits, an exclusive free comedy show at Camden's renowned venue Koko. Four of the UK's best stand-ups come together to present special sets, sharing comical anecdotes based around their own late night pursuits. Compered by Phil Kay in his unique off-the-wall style, the line includes Sean Hughes, Rich Hall and Shappi Khorsandi. The event is inspired by Bonnie Prince Charlie, Drambiue's young hero, who undertook many a...

2008-10-24 06:00:21

The Norwegian Energy Company has discovered oil in the Knockandoo-Talisker exploration well near the producing Brage field offshore Norway, in which the company owns a 13% share. The well is being completed and is expected to start production within three to four weeks. The Knockondoo-Talisker well is a part of the Norwegian Energy Company's (Noreco) extensive exploration and appraisal drilling program. Noreco expects the Knockandoo-Talisker well to produce up to 10,000 barrels of oil...

2008-09-30 12:00:33

By MARK WILLIAMSON IAN Macleod, one of Scotland's leading family-owned distillers, closed in on the million-pound annual profits landmark in the latest financial year, as surging demand for whisky in overseas hotspots offset a slowdown in sales in the UK. Accounts for Broxburnheadquartered Macleod Distillers, whose brands range from Glengoyne malt whisky to Wincarnis tonic wine, show the firm increased pre-tax profits by 27per cent to GBP992,475 in the year to September as the firm...

2008-08-26 06:00:51

India-based Allied Blenders and Distilleries has said that it is spending INR4 billion to expand its operations, revealed the Press Trust of India. As part of its expansion plans, the company intends to buy bottling units. Currently, Allied Blenders and Distilleries has three bottling plants and arrangements with other 27 bottlers for contract manufacturing. However, if the acquisition plans do not materialize, the company intends to set up greenfield manufacturing facility in states...

2008-08-05 15:00:36

By MARK WILLIAMSON PROFITS leaped at Glenmorangie last year as the company received a lift from the booming popularity of malt whisky overseas and investment in new lines. Accounts for the Glenmorangie Company filed at Companies House show pretax profits increased by 45per cent, to GBP10.6m in calendar 2007, when the company was in the enviable position of growing at home and overseas. Glenmorangie grew total turnover 26per cent to GBP83.8m. The fastest increase was recorded in Asia,...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

THEATREGOERS are being invited to take their partners to a new comedy murder-mystery set at a village ceilidh. The Accidental Death of an Accordionist is at Glenkinchie Distillery, East Lothian, before its three-week run at the Fringe. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-09 21:00:24

By MARK SMITH DEPUTY BUSINESS EDITOR LUXURY goods giant Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy yesterday announced a GBP45m investment plan that will see its premium whisky Glenmorangie relocate its headquarters to Edinburgh and a major revamp at the Highland distillery where the brand is made. Paris-listed LVMH, whose stable includes Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon champagnes, also announced it would build a new Glenmorangie bottling plant in the Lothians, but it said the precise location was...

2008-07-09 21:00:24

By IAN McCONNELL SCOTCH whisky distiller Edrington Group yesterday announced a near-10per cent rise in underlying annual profits - boosted by strong growth in sales of its Highland Park and Macallan single malts - but flagged tougher economic times ahead and likely price rises triggered by surging costs. In his review of the results, chief executive Ian Curle highlights the Glasgow-based distiller's awareness of its social responsibilities as an alcoholic beverage company. His comments...

2008-07-09 21:00:24

A SUPERMARKET'S own label single malt has beaten several branded whiskies to take an international title. Tesco's 12-year-old Highland Single Malt beat names such as Laphroaig, Glenmorangie, Bowmore and Glenkinchie at the International Wine and Spirit Competition awards. It won the Anglo Overseas Trophy for the best single malt whisky up to 15 years old in the blind tasting. Tesco spokesman Simon Dunn said: "This award will come as a real shock to the whisky industry." (c) 2008...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.