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Mon 28 Jul 2014

Production no longer frozen at Glengoyne distillery

Thanks to the installation of Flexenergy advanced technology pipework at the Glengoyne Distillery, the production of their unique Scotch malt whisky will no longer be compromised by plummeting temperatures.

Freezing pipes taking water from the Dumgoyne Hills just north of Glasgow hindered the production of very special, high quality, Scotch at the Glengoyne Distillery.
Flexenergy’s Flexalen 600 polybutylene pipe was the ideal solution, thanks to the integral trace heating element that combined with polyolefine insulation to keep the water flowing at even the lowest temperatures. In all, 120 metres of the Flexalen pipework was installed at the distillery, above and below ground.

Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne Group distillation manager, was pleased with the smooth running of the project commenting: “Previously this exposed position made the water supply prone to freezing – but the new pipework and the replacement of an old cast iron pipe fixed the problem. The pipework and associated fittings all arrived within a week of order, which was impressive and if it works as well as the pipe we put in several years ago, it will be a case of fit and forget.”

The Flexalen pipe technology recently received WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approval, enabling every product within the range to be specified for potable water schemes.
Mon 07 Jul 2014

Queen visited the Rosyth dockyard

On Friday 4th July the Queen visited the Rosyth dockyard in Fife to give her name to the largest aircraft carrier built in the UK.

At the ceremony, where PM David Cameron and first minister Alex Salmond were also in attendance, she used a bottle of whisky rather than the traditional champagne to officially name the ship.

The ceremony saw the Queen smash a bottle of Bowmore Islay malt whisky against the hull of the new HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Bowmore Distillery is the first distillery she visited in an official capacity back in August 1980.

The 65-tonne ship will begin service in 2020 and will be home to a crew of almost 700. Along with its sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, the two will cost an estimated £6.2bn to complete. Work is due to start on HMS Prince of Wales later this year at Rosyth.
Tue 27 May 2014

Whisky Live China postponed to 2015

Whisky Live China postponed to 2015

Whisky Live, the world’s premier whisky tasting experience, held in more than 25 cities around the world, has postponed its 2014 shows in China. After five successful years in Shanghai the organisers of Whisky Live are looking for new Chinese partners, and look forward to announcing 2015 dates shortly.

Note to Editors
Whisky Live was founded in 2000 and currently runs in over 25 cities worldwide. Full details of the shows can be found at

For further information please contact Whisky Live founder, Damian Riley-Smith, at or call +44 (0) 1603 633 808

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