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26-06-2020, 15:46
Life at the Big Mac

These are exciting times for The Macallan. Its state of the art distillery is whisky making to a new level. Sarah Burgess is at the centre of it. The Macallan is one of the world’s great luxury whiskies. Indeed, it is one of the world’s great luxury brands. Old and rare bottlings sell for large...

24-06-2020, 15:43
What it takes for whisky to be Scotch

Scotch whisky is a regional product and it is legally protected. There are many rules that precisely define which liquors can be called "Scotch". The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) keeps watch on those rules and makes sure they are followed. Their meticulousness guarantees market confidence in...

22-06-2020, 15:07
Japanese whisky reputation is in danger

In early June, the Scotch Whisky Association announced that Great Britain and Japan governments had begun negotiations on a free trade agreement between the UK and Japan. Ian McKendrick, international director at the SWA, didn’t hide his satisfaction with the negotiations: Japan is a top-ten...

09-06-2020, 10:08
The Dalmore 62YO set a new record at the Sotheby’s auction

It seems like even coronavirus pandemic can't weaken investor’s interest in rare whisky. The latest example could be the "Sotheby’s Distilled: Iconic Samaroli, Dalmore 62 and The Oldest Cognac in the world" auction, where two bottles of the Dalmore 62 became the most expensive bottles from this...

29-05-2020, 10:08
Small is beautiful

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...

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