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Category Archives: Whisky News

World Whisky Awards 2017 – Our Predictions

It’s almost that time of the year, when the prestigious World Whisky Awards winners are announced, and we all run out to purchase the winning bottles to determine just what makes them so special. For those of you who haven’t heard, the World Whiskies Awards are part of the prestigious World Drinks Awards programme, which […]

Scotch Sales Rise Worldwide

For the past few years Scotch whisky sales in China have been steadily dropping, due to a multitude of reasons. This hasn’t been good for Diageo, the world’s leading drinks company, as their Scotch brands account for over a quarter of the company’s sales. However, in the first half of Diageo’s 2016-2017 financial year, specifically, […]

Famous Whisky Drinkers Today

Whisky has gripped and delighted drinkers throughout the ages, making poets and politicians alike sing its praises and promote its allure to the rest of the world. Robert Burns never hid his love for the spirit, and famous authors like Charles Bukowski were known to have a glass of Scotch in their hand, well, most […]

The Impact of Brexit on the Whisky Industry

As Brexit draws closer, uncertainty concerning the UK’s future only grows. Politicians and investors alike have been voicing concerns on both sides, and extensive research is being carried out in an attempt to predict how exactly the UK will be affected. In the whisky industry, opinions are equally divided, with many claiming that Scotch whisky […]

Swift – London’s Newest Mad Men Themed Whisky Bar

London has everything; wonderful cocktails bar, stores, retail, restaurants; anything you feel like at any given time, odds are London can give you what you want. In terms of whisky, the city comes through with countless wonderful whisky bars and bottle shops where one can purchase their favourite dram. Most recently, for the lovers of […]

Dalmore 50-Year-Old Release Celebrates Master Distiller

The Dalmore distillery has recently released a rare, luxurious 50-year-old single malt, to celebrate their Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s fiftieth year in the whisky industry. This limited bottling has been aged in American white oak, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks from the González Byass bodega and colheita Port pipes from the Douro region of Portugal, before […]

Donald Trump Signed Glendronach Bottle Sells For £6,000

Whatever your opinion of the president elect, it’s clear that Donald Trump has good taste in spirits. A 26-year-old bottle of Glendronach whisky, signed by Donald Trump himself, was auctioned yesterday, the 13th of January. While the bottle was estimated to sell for £2,500-£3,500 the final bid of £6,000, from a Canadian buyer, shocked whisky […]

Distillery To Be Built At Dunrobin Castle

In recent news the Highland Council of Scotland has granted permission for a Scotch whisky distillery to be built at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland. The new distillery will be producing a single malt whisky and two types of gin, and most of the ingredients will be locally sourced. The gin botanicals will be grown in […]

The Whisky Glass Emoji Is Here

In the latest update by the Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for updating and managing the emoji icons, a whisky glass was finally added, allowing whisky lovers worldwide to communicate their love for the spirit with a simple emoji. Up until now only beer mugs, cocktail glasses, and wine glasses were available to smartphone users. […]

Why The Rising Cost Of Whisky Is Overdue

Anyone following the whisky industry news will have noticed that the price of Scotch has sky-rocketed in recent years. Bottles have doubled in price in only a few decades, and many rare bottlings are selling for thousands of dollars at auction. The impending whisky drought is also playing a part in this rise of demand, […]

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