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Month: May 2020

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Enjoying a glass of aged whisky is a great way of relaxing or celebrating. But did you know that this liquid gold could have some benefits for your finances, too? Scotch whisky was named the highest performing alternative asset in 2019 by the Knight Frank Luxury Index, after rising an average of 540% over the …

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VCL Vintners grow their assets under management in excess of £50 million

Whisky cask investment brokers VCL Vintners have grown their assets under management in excess of £12 million over the past 12 months, surpassing £50 million total assets under management. The company is targeting even more growth over the next 12 months as private investors are feeling the impact from the global economic uncertainty that is affecting …

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Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay is a European leader

AN island distillery in Scotland is the first in Europe to meet detailed standards of social and environmental performance and become a certified B Corporation (B Corp). The rigorous, year-long process saw the Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay win the accolade from the global non-profit certification body B Lab, almost 20 years after it was re-opened by a …

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Bunnahabhain helps whisky lovers celebrate Fèis Ìle in spirit with virtual events

The cancellation of one of the most anticipated calendar dates for whisky fans has meant one popular distillery is having to change up its plans in a bid to ensure it can still offer a unique celebration. While physical celebrations are on hold due to social distancing guidelines, Bunnahabhain is inviting those whisky fans who’d normally be travelling to Islay for …

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Celebrating an “unbreakable bond”: Jura reveals new Red Wine Cask Finish whisky

Whyte & Mackay has released a Jura Red Wine Cask Finish single malt whisky, the first in a series of Cask Editions, which will pay homage to the tiny Scottish island community distillery. It is initially being launched in the UK domestic market (with Sainsbury’s: 1-litre, RRP £44, €49.70) and France (Carrefour: 70cl, €29.90).   …

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Bruichladdich unveils new Port Charlotte whisky

Port Charlotte OLC: 01 2010 was distilled in 2010 from a 2009 crop of Scottish barley. The distillate was first filled into ex-Bourbon, ex-Syrah and ex-VDN (vin doux naturel) casks. The liquid was then transferred into Fernando de Castilla’s oloroso hogsheads in 2018. The whisky is said to be dry with earthy peat and roasted …

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First Highland Park store opens on International Viking Day

The first Highland Park store has opened on Orkney to coincide with International Viking Day. Patricia Retson, a recently retired education host at the single malt’s distillery, officially opened the outlet in Kirkwall. Seven new staff have been taken on to run the whisky experience and store, which sells merchandise and has a tasting room. …

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