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Whisky could go for £6,000 – and it's only a half-bottle

WHISKY lovers from across the world will have their eyes on Glasgow next week, as one of the world's rarest half-bottles goes under the hammer.

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Benromach distillery
Inside Benromach distillery

WRITTEN in faded black writing on the roof supports of Benromach's filling room is the date March 24, 1983 – the day when the last cask was filled before the distillery fell silent.

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Dave Broom
Whisky tasting with Dave Broom

"You need to find your sweet spot," whisky expert Dave Broom tells me. He is trying to convince me, and 40 others grouped in a tent in Holyrood Park at Edinburgh's Clan Gathering, that he can find a whisky that will suit all our individual tastes.

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Edinburgh Inspiring Capital
Stephen Emerson: Benromach tasting on board the Edinburgh Inspiring Capital

You don't get many opportunities to attend a whisky tasting on a boat - especially one that's about to embark on a 35,000 mile round-the-world race.

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Brora 30-year-old
Report: Special Releases Master Class, The Gathering

Second only to vintage wines in terms of its complexity and variety of styles as well as rarity and price, limited edition cask malt whiskies represents some of the most interesting and rewarding drinking sensations in the world.

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Johnnie Walker
Ross Lydall: Quick footwork needed to save striding man

WHEN you're told that you are at risk of losing your job, the one thing you want is clarity.

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Whisky barrel
Will Lyons: The value of the whisky industry to Scotland is being questioned

ON the banks of the Forth-Clyde canal just outside the small town of Falkirk lies the empty shell of Rosebank distillery. Closed for more than 15 years it is still affectionally referred to among Scotch whisky enthusiasts as the "Queen of the Lowlands".

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An Italian-made imitation whisky called MacQueen
Glen Barclay: Tracking down a false 'Scotch'

IN 2005, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) became aware of a number of products falsely described as "Scotch Whisky" being sold in Australia. Similarities in the labelling, and enquiries made, indicated they all came from the same source.

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Brian Monteith
Brian Monteith: Diageo deserves to be a lost cause

THERE'S nothing like a factory closure to get the blood of politicians boiling.

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Arthur Motley
Charity tasting with Arthur Motley

FANCY trying out some speciality whiskies with Scotsman Whisky's resident expert while raising money for charity at the same time?

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