Small is beautiful

29-05-2020, 10:08

Peter Ranscombe explores some of Scotland’s smallest distilleries and finds out how their size affects the taste of the whisky they produce. After a career that reads like a Who’s Who of the whisky world – including spells as distillery manager at The Macallan and innovation director at Whyte...


Longterm impact of pandemic on the whisky industry

27-05-2020, 12:54

The lockdown in the UK has been going on for almost two months. Currently, the British government is gradually easing the restrictions, but the return to normal functioning will certainly not be immediate. The effects of forced isolation are also felt by the whisky industry - most Scottish...


What affects the value of a whisky cask

26-05-2020, 11:32

Scotch whisky casks are assets with a considerable price range. Prices of freshly distilled casks start from only a few thousand pounds, and at the same time a 30-year-old sherry hogshead cask from the Macallan distillery was sold last year for a record amount of HKD 4.5 million (around £478...


IWSR analyzes current situation on the alcohol market

22-05-2020, 15:39

After the financial crisis that erupted over a decade ago, changes in consumer demand have had an impact on the global alcoholic beverages market. Currently, industry is again under pressure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the IWSR analytical company, these two situations share...


Premiumization and online shopping - a pandemic can permanently change consumer habits

15-05-2020, 11:34

In both the United States and the United Kingdom, available data indicate a consumer shift towards e-commerce. Nielsen noted that from early March to April 18, e-commerce retail sales in the US more than doubled compared to last year (+ 234%). In terms of categories, the highest rate of online...

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