A few days ago an article on the Forbes website announced “A Rare Scottish Whiskey Discovered In 1958 Is Finally Available To Buyers”. Now this looks exclusive, doesn’t it?
There is a new bottling in the Douglas Laing Old Particular range, apparently exclusive to Tel Aviv Airport Duty Free. It is called “Aultmore XO” and sells for $113.
I haven’t been buying much whisky lately. Not because I did not want to, there are plenty of interesting bottles on the market.
Yesterday the Spirits Business website published a highly interesting article with statements by LVMH’s “head of whisky creation” Dr. Bill Lumsden about the future of NAS whisky
Reflections on collected criticism of me and my blog.
Last week the famous sherry producer Gonzales Byass presented their new Nomad Whisky in Taipeh. Turns out that multi-country maturation is not such a new concept.
In November 2012, nearly 18 months ago, I took a closer look at whisky inflation since 2002. I will try to make it a tradition to look at the price development from time to time.
Last weekend I invited my fellow Malt Manaics to a barbecue. We were also invited by Slyrs to a special tour of their distillery.
Oh, how I wish I did not have to write this article
If your hobby (or profession for that matter) involves the consumption of hard liqour, it is advisable to take a step back from time to time and look at your alcohol intake as objectively as possible.
Can you imagine paying €180 for a bottle of whisky that is available for €25 elsewhere? Sounds hard to believe but it is true.
It’s that time of year again, Ardbeg release their eagerly anticipated annual special bottling.
The first part of my travel report
US and Scottish distillers reacting differently in order to stay profitable, an apparent paradox.
Grain whisky has been put on the agrnda by industry giants. But its history is far from well-known.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Oh dear, what has become of No Age Statement whisky.
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