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Month: July 2021

Glenfiddich uses own whisky waste to fuel trucks

Scotch whisky maker Glenfiddich has announced that it will convert its delivery trucks to run on low-emission biogas made from waste products from its own whisky distilling process. The company said it has installed fuelling stations at its Dufftown distillery in north-eastern Scotland which use technology developed by its parent company William Grant and Sons. …

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Hong Kong based Rare Whisky Holdings agrees investment deal with Scottish whisky auction house Whisky Hammer

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 27 July 2021 – Rare Whisky Holdings, a whisky investment group managed out of Hong Kong has bought a 49% stake of the online whisky auction site, Whisky Hammer, and its sister ecommerce business Still Spirit, paving the way for global expansion of the family run Scottish business. Rickesh Kishnani, co-founder of …

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Bonnie & Wild hosts exclusive launch of Bruichladdich Distillery’s latest whiskies

The popular Bonnie & Wild Food Hall in Edinburgh’s St James Quarter is hosting the exclusive UK launch of two new whisky expressions – an unpeated Bruichladdich and heavily peated Port Charlotte single malt – before they go on sale around the world. Bonnie & Wild opened its Scottish Marketplace on Thursday July 15, and has recently …

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How The U.K. And Australia’s Free Trade Deal Will Impact The Whisky Industry

It has been announced that the U.K. has finally secured an extremely important trade deal with Australia: the removal of a tariff on U.K. goods, which will be important in enhancing trade between the Commonwealth nations. The impact that this will have post-Brexit on the U.K. economy is likely to be extremely positive, allowing exports to be …

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Hong Kong company acquires 49% stake of Whisky Hammer

he founders of online auction firm Whisky Hammer and its sister retail business Still Spirit have sold a 49% stake to Rare Whisky Holdings, a Hong Kong-based whisky investment group. The multi-million-pound deal is expected to deliver a 2.6 times return to retail investors on their original investment, who participated in its crowdfunding campaign just …

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Just 1200 bottles of Dewar’s anniversary blend

A limited edition bottling of Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky – the ‘175 Blend’ – is now available as a pre-order. Set to sell out fast with only 175 cases (1,200 bottles) available, the launch comes as Dewar’s owner, Bacardi, marks the 175th anniversary of Perthshire-born Scotch whisky pioneer, John Dewar, opening his wine and spirits …

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Rare Whisky acquires 49% stake in Scottish online auction site

Hong Kong-based whisky investment group Rare Whisky Holdings has acquired a 49% stake in Scottish online whisky auction site Whisky Hammer and its sister retail business Still Spirit. No amount was mentioned in a press statement on the transaction, but Whisky Hammer says the “multi-million-pound deal” will deliver a 2.6x return on the original investment …

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Cask of The Macallan Purchased In 1994 Nets Man $313K and Early Retirement

Demonstrating that whisky is indeed a liquid alternative to traditional investment strategies, a British man recently declared that he is retiring early after capitalizing on an outlay made 27 years ago. Roger Parfitt, a British banker manager, made the decision to purchase two casks of Scotch whisky back in 1994. One barrel of The Macallan was acquired for £3,200 (approximately …

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