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Scotch Whisky Assocation Finds Indian Imports Problematic

By Richard Thomas Scotch whisky’s principal trade organization has found the growing volume of cheap Indian imports that aren’t up to standard worrisome, and is calling on the EU to do something about it. In its 2013 annual report, issued last Friday, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) stated that India has no required definition or standards for products labeled whisky, ...

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Whyte & Mackay Finally Finds A Buyer

By Richard Thomas After months of negotiations, India’s United Spirits has finally found a buyer for Whyte & Mackay, the blended scotch company that also owns such high profile distilleries as Jura and Dalmore. In a £430 million ($726 million) deal, the whisky company will go to the Filipino company Emperador. United Spirits put Whyte and Mackay up for sale ...

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Kentucky’s Old Taylor Bought By Peristyle

By Richard Thomas Old Taylor, the crenulated pile that has long been the crown jewel of Kentucky’s abandoned whiskey distilleries, has been purchased by Peristyle, LLC for $950,000 according to The Lexington Herald Leader. Located only 2.5 miles from the Woodford Reserve distillery, Old Taylor was built in the 1880s, with the main building using hand-cut limestone blocks and designed ...

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Buffalo Trace Updates Bourbon Inventory Shortages

The bourbon boom shows no signs of letting up.  At Buffalo Trace, the 228-year-old Distillery continues to take steps to mitigate the problem, but shortages still remain. About a year ago, Buffalo Trace Distillery warned consumers a shortage was looming, but many markets across the nation are just now feeling the full effects. “We’re making more bourbon every day. In ...

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Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Gets New Look

Whiskey Gains Instead of Loses Age Statement In today’s world of premium American and Scotch Whiskeys/ies, the trend is to remove age statements from existing labels, or release new labels with no age statement (or “NAS,” in whiskey parlance).  This reality is bemoaned in whiskey industry trade media, consumer magazines, and forums and blogs here and abroad. So it is ...

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