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Month: February 2022

Prestige Whisky Auction’s next sale starts today

Prestige Whisky Auction are holding their next sale, which begins tonight. A family business set up and owned by Andrew and Nicola Loan, it was founded on their expertise gained as successful investors in the ever-popular Scotch Whisky market, and Prestige Whisky Auction benefits from their extensive industry knowledge and contacts gained from trading prestigious …

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Edrington Americas Names CRC PR Agency of Record for The Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch

EW YORK, Feb. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Established in 1879, The Glenrothes is raising its profile in the U.S. and broadening awareness among the most discerning, ultra-premium scotch whisky enthusiasts.  The brand’s new platform, Look Beyond, acknowledges that the most successful individuals are on a continual quest for knowledge – they never stop learning and discovering. …

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Kentucky Aims To Legalize Distilleries’ Private Barrel Selections

A new bill in the Kentucky state legislature seeks to legalize private barrel selections at distilleries. This could have nationwide implications, as private barrels (or store picks) have been a sizable boost in the bourbon economy in recent years. Kentucky House Majority Whip Chad McCoy filed House Bill 500 last week seeking legal clarity in …

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Alan Higgs Architects reveals new distillery for Scotland’s ‘whisky island’

Alan Higgs Architects has unveiled designs for a ‘drum-like’ whisky distillery on Islay The London-based practice submitted plans to Argyll and Bute Council Scotland for the distillery, which aims to be carbon-neutral, at Gearach Farm, near Port Charlotte. Known as ‘whisky island’ for its long history of producing single malts, Islay, despite only being 25 …

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MGP Invests $12 Million In Whiskey Barrel Warehouse Expansion

MGP Ingredients, one of the largest providers of distilled and branded spirits, recently announced a $12-million barrel warehouse expansion designed to meet the growing demand for its American whiskey. Construction began recently in Williamstown, Kentucky, and this will be the company’s second major investment in its distilled spirits operations in less than a year. The …

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Jeremy Paxman invests in Scottish organic whisky distillery

Jeremy Paxman has invested in what is thought to be Scotland’s first organic whisky distillery, part-owned by the former prisons chief at the centre of his infamous interview with the former home secretary Michael Howard. The University Challenge presenter is one of the financial backers of Nc’nean Distillery, a “green” Scotch producer on the Morvern …

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Final 50 Bottles of Rare Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 72 Year Old to be Released

The market received the 72 Year Old well, said Nicholas Breton, founder of Premier Whisky, and the man behind this production A January pre-order sale of 100 bottles “has been unparalleled. With pre-sales due to close in the coming days, collectors are scrambling to secure a pre-order allocation before prices rise upon the release of …

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Glenmorangie reveals investment plans worth tens of millions a year

The Scotch whisky giant has revealed plans to ensure it can meet anticipated demand in the years ahead by making multi-million-pound investments in its production facilities around Scotland According to The Herald, The Glenmorangie Company has revealed plans to invest “tens of millions of pounds” per year to ensure it meets demand from whisky drinkers …

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