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Month: June 2021

New Platform Lets You Buy Shares In A Cask Of Whisky Directly From A Distillery

Still In Cask is a brand-new global platform recently announced that, for the first time, will give consumers around the globe the opportunity to buy shares in a cask of spirit directly from a distillery. The brainchild behind the Still In Cask model is UK entrepreneur, Liam Hirt. He founded Psychopomp Micro Distillery and Circumstance …

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Tullibardine whisky worth more than £10000 stolen from Blackford distillery

EIGHT bottles of whisky worth more than £10,000 have been stolen from a distillery visitor centre. The break-in was discovered at around 11.25pm last night when a member of staff noticed the doors to the Tullibardine distillery centre in Blackford, facing the A9 in Perthshire, had been damaged. Two display cabinets had been tampered with and eight …

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Bank fund BGF toasts £7m investment in Edinburgh-based whisky specialist

A FUND backed by Britain’s five biggest banks has invested £7 million in a specialist Scotch whisky retailer as part of its £78m float earlier this month. The deal makes BGF – formerly known as the Business Growth Fund – the biggest investor in The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC), which owns The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Both …

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Ardbeg Scorch, This Year’s ‘Ardbeg Day’ Release, Is More Balanced Than You Might Expect

When it comes to smoky, peated Scotch whisky, it’s hard to find a more beloved brand than Ardbeg. Due to its rabid fanbase sipping on expressions like Uigeadail, Corryvreckan, An Oa, Wee Beastie, and Blaaack, it should come as no surprise that the distillery not only launches a special whisky for its most loyal fans once per …

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Diageo and the Drinks Conglomerates – Is it Good for the Industry?

What’s the most Scottish thing you can think of? Outside of tartan, bagpipes and that one Mel Gibson movie, there’s a good chance that single malt whiskeys are going to be high on the list. Names like Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Talisker, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin are redolent with images of big proudly bearded Scotsmen making fantastic whisky …

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