Hello Braw Spirit readers!

Here’s the whisky news we’ve been reading this week.

2014 – Week 6

Excess gas put to good use. Glenfiddich Distillery plans for a new biogas plant which will feed into the national network are approved by Moray Councillors.

One… BILLION DOLLARS! US Bourbon and whiskey exports hit record levels last year.

Sticky fingers. A Swedish politician has quit after being caught nicking a bottle of Highland Park from a Stockholm liquor shop.

It’s all Diageo’s fault! The Independent sticks the boot into the drinks giant for their reluctance to support the bill for minimum alcohol pricing and urges Scots to boycott their brands.

All hail the Sacred Cow. Milton Keyes Concrete Cow brewery has started producing it’s own single malt.

Don’t drink and carve. Paste Magazine lists nine of the best Ski Resort Breweries and Distilleries.

The best advert for literacy ever produced by a whisky company. Bell’s South Africa’s heartwarming advert is better than most which were shown at the Super Bowl.

Speaking of the Super Bowl. The players from both teams contesting the Vince Lombardi trophy were given special edition bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

Unearthing the forgotten ones. Diageo launches the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company, a new project with the purpose of locating old and forgotten barrels of whisky from around the world and sharing (read: selling) them to fans.

Final countdown. Only 100 days to go until World Whisky Day 2014. They’ve also released the results of a survey revealing that over 60% of young people aged 18 to 24 said they were whisky drinkers.

(Featured image: Give Me Sport)

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