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Month: January 2022

‘One in a million’ 72 year-old whisky to be released after Chinese New Year

Independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail’s are to release the final 50 bottles of Glen Grant 72yr old whisky after Chinese New Year (1-3 Feb 2022) at a price of £50,000 per bottle. According to the bottler, the exceptional whisky, limited to a total production of 290 bottles, will be released in its final allocation of …

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Plans for ‘carbon negative’ Inverclyde distillery move step closer as industry veteran gets on board

Ardgowan Distillery has appointed industry veteran Mike Keiller as its chairman as the Inverclyde whisky maker gears up to build its flagship “carbon negative” distillery. Keiller takes over from current chairman and whisky legend Willie Phillips who is standing down after four years at Ardgowan and nearly 50 years in the trade. The firm’s new …

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Bowmore® and Aston Martin; Beautifully Balanced

TORONTO (January 26, 2022) – A shared commitment to heritage, craftsmanship and innovation unites the worlds of whisky making and automotive design to realise an effortlessly timeless beauty. Today this goes a step further with the unveiling of the first co-created single malt whisky between Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Aston Martin. Imagined …

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Whisky vs Collectables

It is no secret that the last decade has seen whisky go from strength to strength. The Knight Frank Wealth Report for 2021 predicts that demand will continue to grow, with an 8% overall increase in value of the Whisky 101 Apex1000 Index.   While the pandemic and its usual supply chain issues have certainly …

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How nostalgia trends and price can help boost whisky’s luxury status

A whisky’s uniqueness and high price point, along with trends like nostalgia, can help position it as desirable, says Ardross Distillery. Speaking to the drinks business, Ardross Distillery founder Barthelemy Brosseau explained how positioning whiskies as exclusive within such a competitive sector – where many big brand names were already known – was a feat …

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Sale of world’s largest private whisky collection completes, making £3.3 million at auction

The largest whisky collection in the world to come to auction has finally been sold – more than 9,000 bottles and 23 auctions later – at a total of £3.36m. Unprecedented on the secondary market, Pat’s Whisk(e)y Collection took more than 12 months to auction off across a series of monthly spotlight auctions and dedicated …

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