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.
Yesterday on Facebook I was pointed to the fact that the whisky.com domain apparently had changed ownership.
Last year I took a closer look at whisky price inflation, This year in particular has seen a different kind of whisky inflation: a steadily rising number of whisky auction companies.
With the latest TV ad for their “The Drinking Man’s Scotch” campaign, Dewar’s has nominated a promising contender for the PR Fail Of The Year Award 2013.
Burn Stewart Distillers have announced a relaunch of their Black Bottle blend with both product and packaging changed.
The Hammerschmide distillery in Zorge is offering a single malt called The Alrik under their Glen Els whisky brand. Anyone familiar with the distilleries on Islay will notice a striking resemblence of the bottle design to Ardbeg.
In conjunction with ‘business accelerator’ Independents United, Diageo has launched a new service called Distill Ventures. The company will invest in young spirits businesses to help them grow.
Thoughts on the 2013 Special Releases
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