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How Some US And Scottish Distillers Are Doing Exactly The Opposite To Stay Competitive

April 17, 2014
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US and Scottish distillers reacting differently in order to stay profitable, an apparent paradox.

When Was Scotch Grain Whisky Invented?

April 12, 2014
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Grain whisky has been put on the agrnda by industry giants. But its history is far from well-known.

What We Can Learn From Old Whisky Ads And Bottles

April 11, 2014
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I have been avidly collecting old whisky adverts over tha past years, There are a number of interesting things to be learned from these, so here is wrapping it up a bit:

Dewar’s Rebranding Just Months After Pulling Sexist Ad

April 8, 2014
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Whisky brand revamps are usually non-events here on Dramming. But reading yesterday’s news that Dewar’s had ‘unveiled’ a new look for its range, this just cannot be left uncommented.

How To Turn Ardbeg Into Bowmore

April 6, 2014
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Many of you will have heard about the FWP (“French Whore Perfume”) phenomenon of some Bowmores distilled in the 1980s. Now a cunning plan sprang into my mind.

The Misleading Rarity Argument In Whisky Pricing

April 3, 2014

We can see that rarity is a complex phenomenon in the whisky market, and it is often used more as an excuse than as a necessity to raise prices.

Diageo Officially Confirms NAS Whisky Is Just A Marketing Stunt

April 1, 2014

Oh dear, what has become of No Age Statement whisky.

Some Fundamental Whisky Laws

March 28, 2014

I tried to condense my experiences in the whisky world into this little list. I hope it is of use.

10 Headlines That Will Instantly Boost Your Whisky Blog Readership

March 26, 2014

Hand-crafted sample headlines free to use for my fellow whisky bloggers that are guaranted to your make your Google Analytics graph go crazy.

You Know You Are A Whisky Geek When…

March 23, 2014

Platinum Whisky Investment Fund – David Robertson Strikes Again

March 18, 2014

Yesterday the former Dalmore “Director of Rare Whisky” David Robertson presented a new private equity fund called Platinum Whisky Investment Fund to be launched in Hong Kong.

Bladnoch – Liquidation In Times Of Boom

March 17, 2014
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Today a disturbing piece of whisky news shocked readers on Facbook and Twitter: Bladnoch Distillery has gone into liquidation.

Meanwhile In America: The NDP Debate

March 16, 2014

Despite the “Everything Whisky” tagline, this blog mostly is about Scotch whisky. But every once in a while it is worth to take a look across the Atlantic Ocean.

Why I Blog

March 6, 2014
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Picking up discussions that have evolved from recent “rants”

Mortlach Blues – How To Offend Those Who Made It Possible

March 5, 2014
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Yesterday was a day I had been awaiting with a mixture of hope and fear. Diageo finally announced the pricing and the bottle design of their new Mortlach range.

Whisky.com Was Sold for $3.1 Million

February 28, 2014

Back in January I reported the news that the whisky.com domain had been sold to German retailer The Whisky Store. Now the details of the deal have been made public by the seller.

Whisky Bullshit Police Report February 2014

February 26, 2014
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Patrolling the whisky web one turd at the time.

The Mechanism Of NAS, Travel Retail And Whisky Price Inflation

February 22, 2014

Let’s try to put together some puzzle pieces that have emerged in the recent blog carnival about NAS whisky.

Open Letter To The Scotch Whisky Industry

February 21, 2014

“Dear whisky industry, yes I know you don’t exist as an entity, but as I intend to address all your incarnations, including the trade, I decided to choose this opening.”

A List Of NAS Travel Retail Exclusive Whiskies and When They Came Out

February 20, 2014

The development of a controversial trend