The flipside of the Islay whisky boom

Islay is ‘whisky island’ – home to no fewer than nine distilleries, with more on the way. Whisky has brought investment and jobs to the Queen of the Hebrides, but there are challenges too, including crumbling roads and an inadequate ferry service. Back from the dead: The revived Port Ellen is one of many new... 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 →

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