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Month: April 2024

Another ‘Whisky Phoenix’ is Reborn from the Ashes of a Once Ghost Distillery

The 1980’s were a devastating decade for many whisky distilleries in Scotland. Over production and recession decimated the trade, resulting in the disappearance of many once revered brands.   Left as ‘ghost distilleries’ fans of the whisky they once created formed an almost cult like following, and the residual casks of whisky which were quietly …

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Scotch whisky in China: ‘the spike in demand should not be ignored’

“Historically, Whisky hasn’t been a popular spirit in Southeast Asia,” says Benjamin Lancaster, founder and partner of whisky broker and cask investment firm VCL Vintners. However, times are changing; the growth of the Millennial middle class in China is boosting cultural interest in whisky in the market, Lancaster says. Indeed, Scotch whisky exports to China …

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