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Month: March 2023

Scottish government infuriates whisky industry with advertising proposals

In light of a radical new Scottish government report that suggested the banning of all alcohol-branded merchandise, Scottish whisky distilleries have registered significant concerns over the possible impact on both the tourism industry and the economy in general. What does the report say?   The report, which looked at possible methods to reduce the number …

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Investment Conference: Seeking alternatives

Whisky and residential property were highlighted as two alternative investments that could provide strong returns and safe havens in a volatile global market. Ben Lancaster, co-founder of VCL Vintners, the first company to offer whisky casks as an investment, said: “Investing in whisky is tangible…

It’s a woman’s world too! Celebrating International Women’s Day

We’ve heard it again and again over the years, decades even; ‘Whisky is a man’s world,’ ‘women don’t drink the stuff’ ‘women aren’t interested in whisky, they don’t have the palate for it.’ Well, boy oh boy were they wrong! So to celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re going to give a big shout out and …

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Johnny Walker’s Whisky Utopia for grown-up kids!

Despite its growing popularity, whisky still has a reputation as being a slightly insular passion. The impression that fine whisky is a drink for connoisseurs, rich with history and a depth of complex flavour notes, can sometimes be a little intimidating for whisky novices.  There’s a whole glossary of terms, traditions, and whisky appreciation rules …

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