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.
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
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.
Can you imagine paying €180 for a bottle of whisky that is available for €25 elsewhere? Sounds hard to believe but it is true.
US and Scottish distillers reacting differently in order to stay profitable, an apparent paradox.
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.
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.
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.
Today a disturbing piece of whisky news shocked readers on Facbook and Twitter: Bladnoch Distillery has gone into liquidation.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s try to put together some puzzle pieces that have emerged in the recent blog carnival about NAS whisky.
The development of a controversial trend
The last years have seen quite a change in the fomerly so conservative whisky business. I see three major trends, and I must admit that none of them makes me happy.
Yesterday Diageo published their sales figures for the second half of 2013. They were worse than expected.
A few days ago, after a hard day’s work, I had the sudden desire to pour myself a dram of Laphroaig Cask Strength. There was just a tiny little problem. I had no Laphroaig Cask Strength.
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