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One Scottish Distillery Gets Funded, Another Might See Expansion Scuppered

The Three Stills Company announced late last week they had secured £10m in funding to open a distillery in Harwick, in the Scottish Borders region. The company is already in the whisky business as the bottlers of Clan Fraser, and intend to present their formal plans for construction and apply for permits next year. The Three Stills project joins that ...

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India Gets More Imported Whiskeys

With a big population and plenty of disposable income, America is the world’s most lucrative whiskey market, but it is also very old news. China was supposed to be the next big thing in whiskey, but it never met the too high expectations held for it. But with a legacy of the British Raj that has made it the world’s ...

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The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection Scotch Review

The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill

By Father John Rayls Rating: A I have never considered myself much of a Scotch drinker, and actually once considered that I might simply be too unsophisticated to genuinely appreciate both the history and the experience of Scottish whisky. Cost was also a barrier for me when so many excellent bourbons are generally available at 2/3rds the price. However, I ...

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Maker’s Mark Starts Up New Still

By Richard Thomas After substantial delay, Maker’s Mark has installed and started up their third still, expanding spirit production capacity by 50%. The new still went into operation on November 18. Maker’s Mark completed its first production expansion in 1996, essentially cloning the existing distillery. Rising demand for the popular bourbon brand rose steadily, and Maker’s Mark proposed in 2005 ...

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Whisky Bible 2016 Names Crown Royal Top Whisky

By Richard Thomas Whisky Bible author and noted expert Jim Murray named a Canadian whisky as the world’s best in the 2016 edition of his book. In awarding Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye a score of 97.5 and the 2016 World Whisky of the Year crown, he not only gave the title to a Canadian whisky for the first time, but ...

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