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Private whisky tasting at Laphroaig Distillery

Oliver was lucky enough to have a private tasting at The Laphroaig Distillery on the Isle of Islay, Scotland. We are glad to have this opportunity after our sourcing of a 25 year old barrel of Laphroaig 1991. GET IN TOUCH to find out more about our Laphroaig whisky offering   Our place in the Whisky […]

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Whisky tasting with expert Charles Maclean

Named “Scotland’s leading whisky expert” by The Times (March 2016) who better to have taking your Scotch Malt Whiskey tasting than THE Charles MacLean?! He was trained in ‘the sensory evaluation of potable spirits’ by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute in 1992 and takes Whisky tasting and training sessions worldwide so he really know his […]

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En Primeur Tasting Tour

Another year, another campaign but this year was one of the more enjoyable En Primeur tastings since 2010. The VCL team enjoyed a rare foray out of the office and swapped the ‘Big Smoke’ for the South of France. Our two day trip to Bordeaux gave us the opportunity to sample the 2016 vintage from […]

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VCL Vintners’ French Wine Tasting Trip

VCL recently escaped from the office for a few days and headed over to the famed wine-growing region of Bordeaux, France. We had a fabulous time visiting the beautiful Chateau Angelus, Chateau Canon and the impressive Clos Fortet, which is a MUST visit for the serious wine lover. Our tasting notes gave us the Chateau Canon […]

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Is the euro weakness still boosting Bordeaux’s prospects?

By mid January the wine index Liv-Ex was reporting and up trend of 1.8% on record volumes for the exchange. Traders and wine experts were quick to spot the weakness of the Euro and a busy market ahead of the Chinese New Year as contributing factors together with a sense that there is some value […]

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