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Month: February 2021

Benriach debuts ā€˜smokiestā€™ single malt

Benriach said smoky whiskies are not typically associated with Speyside, however a look back at the distilleryā€™s archives found that heavily peated single malts were favourable in the region during the 19thĀ 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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Sotheby’s to auction off artist Sir Peter Blake-labelled Macallan bottle

A one-of-the-kind bottle of whisky: Sotheby’s will offer in March a 1967 vintage bottle of the Macallan single-malt whisky, which was created in collaboration with British artist Sir Peter Blake. This lot comes from The Macallan’s newly launched “Anecdotes of Ages Collection,” which celebrates the legacy and history of Blake and The Macallan through 13 …

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The Macallan Reveals Third Art Collaboration with Sir Peter Blake: The Anecdotes of Ages Collection Inspired by the Legacy of The Macallan Estate

NEW YORK,Ā Feb. 17, 2021Ā /PRNewswire/ —Ā The Macallan has unveiled The Anecdotes of Ages Collection, a limited-release whisky and art collection with renowned British pop artist, SirĀ Peter Blake. The Anecdotes of Ages Collection celebrates the legacy and historyĀ of SirĀ Peter BlakeĀ and The Macallan. At the heart of the esteemed collectionĀ are 13 one-of-a-kind bottles of exceptional 1967 whisky, chosen …

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VCL Vintners Report Fine Whisky Cask Sales Up 300%

VCL Vintners, London’s leading whisky cask broker, reportsĀ sales are up 300% year on year between January 2020 and January 2021, andĀ new account openings up 720%. Moreover, theĀ 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 roseĀ 300%Ā from a year earlier and new account openings soared by more thanĀ 700%. The company saidĀ 94%Ā of new enquiries were from people who had not …

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