Scotch Whisky

The Macallan Defends No-Aging Statement Shift

By Kurt Maitland and Richard Thomas When The Macallan launched their new 1824 Series of single malt scotch, they set off a ruckus in the spirits industry by saying they felt the use of aging statements has made the industry “lazy.” Some whiskey fans, pundits, and spirits industry personalities were quick to pounce on the claim, alleging that The Macallan’s ...

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Whiskey Around the World Rife With Contention Over Age

By Richard Thomas The end of the summer has seen whiskey’s two biggest communities bitterly divided over separate, but equally contentious issues. For bourbon, a simmering dispute broke out into the open when Buffalo Trace announced the results of its controversial small barrel aging experiment in late August. A couple of weeks after Buffalo Trace issued its findings, The Macallan ...

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