VCL Vintners

Month: March 2022

Best month on record with approx. £2m turnover

VCL Vintners, London’s leading whisky cask broker amongst investors under 45, has reported sustained strong performance in 2022, achieving the company’s best month on record in February. After announcing an annual turnover from January 2020 to January 2021 of £11.9m, VCL Vintners traded over £1.8m in high-grade whisky last month alone.  

The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the global Scotch Whisky market

There is no doubt that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is both a tragedy for the Ukrainian people and a geopolitical nightmare for the rest of the world. But what does it mean for the Scotch whisky market? The short answer is: we don’t really know yet. The whisky industry is a global one, and …

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Renowned whisky maker to develop new collection at Craigellachie Hotel

The Craigellachie Hotel has appointed a new creative director to develop a luxury drinks collection. Sarah Burgess has more than 25 years experience in the industry and is set to expand her creative remit outside of the whisky world for the first time in her career. She has been tasked with creating the Craigellachie Collection, …

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Spirit of Speyside 2022: Festival programme announced for this year’s event

The lineup for this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, a highly anticipated celebration of whisky, has been unveiled. Over five hundred events within the Festival, which runs from 27 April to 2 May, have been announced. These will allow ticket holders exclusive access to world famous distilleries, the chance to meet the craftspeople behind …

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Laphroaig Appoints Barry MacAffer as New Distillery Manager

Laphroaig has announced the appointment of its new Distillery Manager, Barry MacAffer. He replaces former Distillery Manager John Campbell, who worked at the distillery for over 25 years until late 2021. MacAffer joined the Laphroaig distillery in 2011 and has spent the last decade of his career honing his skills within the operation and production side …

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Batch 7 of 10-year-old cask strength bottling released

The GlenAllachie has today launched the next instalment of its coveted 10-year-old Single Malt: The GlenAllachie 10-year-old Cask Strength Batch 7. The release follows acclaimed previous batches from the Speyside distillery; most notably the fourth instalment which was awarded World’s Best Single Malt (World Whiskies Awards, 2021) Batch 7 (UK RRSP £62.99) was expertly aged …

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