VCL Vintners

Month: March 2022

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 …

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

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, …

Renowned whisky maker to develop new collection at Craigellachie Hotel Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

Laphroaig Appoints Barry MacAffer as New Distillery Manager Read More »

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 …

Batch 7 of 10-year-old cask strength bottling released Read More »

Lakes Distillery’s £1.25 million expansion bid revealed

Lakes Distillery wants to raise £1.25 million in 30 days to help it expand. The distillery, at Setmurthy near Bassenthwaite, is launching an online campaign for people to donate to so it can increase production of its award-winning Lakes Single Malt Whisky. It has so far raised £683,357 Following a two-year expansion project to triple …

Lakes Distillery’s £1.25 million expansion bid revealed Read More »

Council consider major Glenrothes distillery development plans

Advanced  notice of a large development at Glenrothes distillery set to be submitted to Moray Council was one of two considered by the local authority’s planning committee today Proposal of Application Notices (PAN) have been received by the local authority for development of land west of Glenrothes Distillery, on behalf of the Edrington Group, and …

Council consider major Glenrothes distillery development plans Read More »

Get Your Whisky Investment Guide

Get Your Whisky Investment Guide

We've sent the PDF guide to your email address