Has the Era of Instant Whisky Arrived?

In an industrial section of Los Angeles, a fantasy jungle grows inside a warehouse. Populated by animatronic topiary dinosaurs, talking plastic parrots, and an autonomous AI personality named Tessa, this steampunk theme park houses Lost Spirits Distillery. Here, ideas about whisky—and whisky itself—are deliberately challenged, broken apart, and remade. Lost Spirits founder Bryan Davis ushers... Continue Reading →

Investing in Whisky

Over the years, Scotch single malt has developed into an interesting product for investments. Ever since the 1990's, there has been an increasing demand for single malt whisky, not just in Europe, but especially in Japan, Russia and China. Recent developments show that a number of distilleries have failed to capitalize on this, causing stock... Continue Reading →

Metallica aged whiskey with their own music

Heavy metal icon Metallica have now joined the illustrious ranks of musicians who have launched their own line of liquor with the arrival of their new whiskey brand, Blackened American Whiskey. Inspired by the opening track on 1988’s …And Justice for All, the whiskey is a collaboration with master distiller Dave Pickerell who created the... Continue Reading →

Bladnoch Distillery revived

Scotland’s most southerly - and oldest - distillery has a chequered past, but a bright future (see also the timeline at the end of this article). Purchased by Australian entrepreneur David Prior in 2015, together with 2,500 filled casks, this Lowlands distillery restarted distillation in 2017 and is currently releasing limited edition whiskies from the... Continue Reading →

Teeling Whiskey strikes gold

Teeling Whiskey continues to build on its reputation as the leading progressive Irish whiskey producer by winning 15 medals in international spirits competitions over the last few weeks. This brings to 175, the number of awards won by Teeling Whiskey over the last five years. At the annual 2018 Irish Whiskey Masters, held in London... Continue Reading →

Market for rare Scotch skyrockets

The market for rare bottled Scotch skyrocketed at whisky auctions in the first 6 months of 2018, according to whisky brokerage company Rare Whisky 101. RW101 writes in their Half Year Review H1 2018, that the value of rare Scotch whisky reached £16.3m - up year-on-year by 46%. The number of bottles of single malt sold... Continue Reading →

Tasting Review: Glenglassaugh Torfa

Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing on the Moray Firth Coast at the edge of Sandend Bay, is a distillery which lay silent and forgotten for over two decades. Its heritage stretches back to 1875 when it was founded by James Moir. Th distinctive fruity character of its whiskies is loved by all who discover it. After being... Continue Reading →

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