The world needs more celebrations so I was happy to see that February 10 is the first ever International Scotch Day. That is something I am more than willing to celebrate. It's a promotion of Diageo, who own enough distilleries to keep the world supplied, but it's not restricted to their brands.
The above bottle recently came to my doorstep - a Springbank 10 year old malt from Campbeltown in the extreme southwest of Scotland. It is not a Diageo brand. It will probably be followed by a Lagavulin of either 8, 12 or 16 years of age, which is a Diageo whisky. Full details in a future post.