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Month: June 2021

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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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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Faking the ageing process: can technology threaten the whisky market?

The recent downturn in tech stocks, which followed an unprecedented surge at the beginning of the year, has started a rash of comparisons between the current state of the market and the height of the dot-com bubble in 2000. Many market experts are pointing to the current investor euphoria as the genesis of the problem …

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The Macallan unveils its most vibrant exclusive yet with graphic designer David Carson

The Macallan has unveiled Concept No. 3, a collaboration with visionary graphic designer David Carson that brings together the worlds of whisky and the visual arts. Concept No. 3 is the latest release in The Macallan Concept Series, a limited collection of annual release whiskies which fuse the artistry and expertise behind The Macallan’s whisky-making …

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Ardbeg Releases Three Outstanding New Whisky Expressions

The last few months have a been a busy time at Ardbeg, one of Islay’s most iconic distilleries. Management transitions, a new still house and a spate of new releases have underscored the changes that have occurred. First of all, Mickey Heads, the distillery’s General Manager since 2007, retired after a 13-year tenure that saw …

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