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Month: April 2021

Chivas Brothers staff balloted for pay strike action

Workers at the Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers distillery in Scotland are being balloted for strike action after pay negotiations broke down. Employees of the whisky maker are reportedly angry that French Pernod Ricard staff are receiving wage rises, while those in Scotland have had to endure freezes which in real-terms equate to a pay cut. Affected workers …

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Chivas workers balloted for strike action over pay freeze

In December 2020, members of Scotland’s largest union, Unite, voted by 91% to refuse a pay freeze in a consultative ballot after a ‘breakdown in pay talks’. Unite confirmed that its members who work at Chivas Brothers in Scotland will now be balloted for strike action. The ballot opens today (19 April) and will close 10 May. …

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The Glenrothes Aqua Collection: Tasting the 16 Years Old single malt Scotch whisky

ore than half of Scotland’s single malt whisky comes from Speyside, one of the five whisky producing regions in the country and the most densely populated whisky region in the world. Speyside is home to some of the most famous distilleries like The Balvenie, Glenfiddich, The Macallan, The Glenlivet and, of course, The Glenrothes. Its location in the small town of Rothes in …

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A Rare Black Bowmore Whisky Collection Will Be Offered At Sotheby’s April 2021 Auction

The whisky collection is presented in a bespoke cabinet created from genuine items from the distillery and designed by award-winning craftsman, John Galvin Black Bowmore has gained legendary status within whisky circles 27 years after its first release, both as a hallmark of the distillery’s house style and as a highly desirable collector’s item. Sotheby’s, in partnership with Bowmore, …

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Highland Park’s New 50-Year-Old Scotch is $30000 a Bottle

Renowned Scotch brand Highland Park has released an incredible 50-year-old single malt scotch whisky for only the third time in the distillery’s history. Highland Park 50 Year Old is a rare whisky: only 274 bottles of the 2021 are being made available, clocking in with an impressive price of $30,000 retail. The distillery created this …

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The City View podcast with Tim Ashley

In this episode Andy Silvester talks to asset manager Tim Ashley – but rather than funds, it’s whisky that Tim manages. He’s a Director at VCL Vintners, who’ve turned whisky collecting into smart investment. Andy also speaks to Hargreaves Lansdown’s Susannah Streeter about big news from both Deliveroo and Next.

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