We haven’t quite digested yesterdays’ news of Diageo freezing some of their expansion investements yet, and now another blow is hitting the Scotch whisky industry. The names for Scotch whisky are running out faster than expected.
Some rather shocking whisky news came out today: Diageo has put their plans for certain distillery expansions on hold, including Teaninich, Mortlach and Clynelish.
Back in April Master of Malt released a special range of blended malt whiskies that they were going to use for experiments. Now there have been the first additions
A tragedy is taking place in Waco, and sadly it is about the fate of the Balcones distillery.
The regulations are a jungle that has grown beyond control, and it needs someone with a regulatory machete to cut a new path through the thicket.
After the article about the environmental impact of alcohol this is about the impact that alcohol has on ourselves.
The United States of America are currently suffering an unprecedented bourbon and craft whisky craze. But there is a type of American whisky that is almost unkown in Europe: American blends.
Probably not everyone is aware what a huge impact this industry has on our environment
It’s the season for annual company results and so far we have seen some interesting developments in the whisky business.
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.
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