The History Alexander Reid founded The Macallan distillery in 1824. Initially the production was carried out in the pre-existing farm buildings of Macallan farm under the name of Elchie’s distillery, Elchie being the name of a nearby town. The name remained until 1980, when the decision was made to call the distillery The Macallan. The ownership history of The Macallan is rather convoluted at parts. In its early history the
The Whisky Show taking place in London during September 2019 is expected to attract a record number of investors, all keen to learn how to make money from investing in whisky. Rare whisky bottles have risen in value by around 5% in the last year. However, according to the Rare Whisky Icon 11 index, over the last decade the price has witnessed a 500% increase. The potential returns are of
Ivan McKee the Scottish Minister for Trade and Investment will be visiting China this week to promote the continued growth of the cultural, educational and economic links between Scotland and China (the world’s second largest economy). During his stay he will be visiting Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing to participate in cultural events and most importantly, high-level business and government meetings. The Scottish Governments China Strategy so far has been a
Traditional assets such as Real Estate, Diamonds and Gold now appear to be outdated and less desirable. Wealthy investors have been turning their attention to alternative assets such as vintage coins, art and most notably, rare whisky. The simple reason behind this is that these types of investments are achieving much higher returns than the traditional assets. These statistics have come from the international financial consultancy, Luxury Investment Index 2019,
Here are a few of our top tips on tasting Whisky to ensure you’re getting the most out of your well earned glass of Scotch. Preparation Source yourself a glass with a narrower mouth and a wider base, ideally a Whisky Snifter glass. Pour a small measure of the whisky into the glass and hold it by the stem in order to avoid warming the spirit with your hand.
For new comers to the whisky market, the term ‘Independent Bottling’ can be a little confusing. In general, the producers of the whisky bottle the whisky themselves and this is known as original bottling, however this is not always the case. Independent bottlers neither own a distillery or produce whisky, instead they source it from various distilleries that do. They usually avoid bottling whisky in bulk but instead cherry pick