Scotch Whisky

Q&A With Robin Robinson, Craft Spirits Consultant

Robin Robinson

By Kurt Maitland Last year during our coverage of Diageo’s decision to shutter their Masters of Whisky program, I reached out to the whisky community for feedback on the move. One of the best responses was that of Robin Robinson. This wasn’t a surprise as Robin is uniquely positioned to understand what the industry is going through, due to his ...

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Spirit Of Speyside Turns (Slightly) Japanese

If you think that Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival simply celebrates amber nectar from the world-famous region that is home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries then think again – visitors will have the opportunity to sample a range of Japanese whiskies too. While the chance to meet key players in the Speyside whisky industry and join ...

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Brown-Forman Names Rachel Barrie Whisky-Maker For BenRiach Group

Brown-Forman announces today the appointment of Rachel Barrie as whisky maker for its Scotch whisky portfolio which includes the BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh distilleries, effective March 1, 2017. She will succeed Billy Walker who helped grow The BenRiach Distillery Company into one which is recognized throughout the industry for innovative and exceptional quality single malt Scotch whiskies. Walker will ...

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Single Malt Scotch Exports Cross £1bn Mark

By Richard Thomas According to a report by the BBC, exports of single malt Scotch whisky crossed the £1 billion mark for the first time in 2016, rising from £914m in 2015 to £1.02bn. Although single malts are the central focus for serious Scotch enthusiasts, it’s the big blends that account for most of both the volume and value of ...

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