The Whisky Blog

June 2, 2020

Are new distilleries a good investment opportunity?

New whisky distilleries often have a cask programme in place as selling casks allows them to collect a large amount of capital quickly in order to […]
May 19, 2020

Diverse Markets – Whisky around the World

The Scottish whisky market is long-established and accounts for the world’s number one internationally traded spirit, worth approximately £5billion per year. Global demand continues to rise […]
May 10, 2020

How to ‘taste’ whisky like an expert – pro tips and tricks

Unlike wine, whisky does not have an accredited sommelier certification, although there are courses offered by WSET and The Whisky Ambassador company which covers all aspects […]
May 4, 2020
Stack of Barrel

Understanding cask value – what makes some whisky worth a fortune?

The most expensive cask of whisky ever sold at auction, to date, was a 30-year-old re-fill sherry hogshead cask from renowned Scottish distillery, Macallan. Part of […]
April 24, 2020

Whisky, Water & Ice – How adding H20 changes everything

‘Whenever someone asks if I want water with my Scotch, I say I’m thirsty, not dirty’ Joe E Lewis Purists have long said that adding water […]
April 24, 2020
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Weird or Wonderful – the experimental side of Whisky

Although steeped in centuries of history, whisky is not a stagnated spirit. Distillers are always looking for ways to stand-out in this lucrative market. In this […]
April 13, 2020

Whisky Gifts – Thinking Outside the Bottle

There are so many gift ideas for whisky lovers – we’re exploring them from the simple to the ultimate, from the wallet-friendly to the luxurious. For […]
April 8, 2020

The Golden Art of Whisky Alchemy – From Distillation to Cask Magic.

Ancient alchemists sought to discover the elixir of life, a substance that would grant the drinker eternal youth and longevity and dreamed of finding a way […]
March 27, 2020

Liquid Gold – Buy a cask of Scottish whisky and make a fortune?

On October 24 2019, a single bottle of whisky – The Macallan Fine and Rare 60 Year Old 1962 reached the record-smashing price of $1.9 million […]

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