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Month: February 2021

Benriach debuts ‘smokiest’ single malt

Benriach said smoky whiskies are not typically associated with Speyside, however a look back at the distillery’s archives found that heavily peated single malts were favourable in the region during the 19th century. To celebrate the time of year where peated spirit runs through its stills, the Speyside distillery has unveiled a small-batch release that captures …

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Bruichladdich Announces Release Of Islay Barley 2012

Bruichladdich, the Scottish distillers that have been in operation for the better part of 140 years, recently announced their latest release: Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2012. This eight year old, unpeated single malt whisky was produced using barley grown by a group of eight farmers from across the island of Islay and matured in a combination …

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VCL Vintners Report Fine Whisky Cask Sales Up 300%

VCL Vintners, London’s leading whisky cask broker, reports sales are up 300% year on year between January 2020 and January 2021, and new account openings up 720%. Moreover, the company also reports that whisky investors are getting younger. According to VCL, 94% of new enquiries for the period were from investors completely new to whisky investment, and 58% …

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City high flyers turn to whisky as investment

City high flyers are turning to Scotch whisky as an investment with interest rates at rock bottom and established markets appearing frothy, a cask broker said. VCL Vintners said sales in January rose 300% from a year earlier and new account openings soared by more than 700%. The company said 94% of new enquiries were from people who had not …

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak urged to ‘back Scotch whisky’ in Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to give the whisky industry a boost and slash spirits duty in his Budget next week. The sector has been battered by US export tariffs and the pandemic over the last year, putting the future of many distilleries at risk. Industry insiders have said a 5% cut in taxes would give …

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