Tag Archives: Scotch

Diageo: Scotch Whisky’s Colossus

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Corrected February 20, 2018 By Richard Thomas If anyone outside of the booze trade has heard of Diageo, it is probably in regards to some move the drinks mega-corporation made that was so certain to irritate consumers that one wonders how it cleared their PR experts. A case in point is last month’s news that the company was floating ideas ...

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Exclusive Malts Batch 15 Now In Circulation

By Richard Thomas Continuing in their role as an independent bottler, ImpEx Beverages has released their latest installment of their Exclusive Malts line, the fifteenth in the series. This series consists of single malts, sometimes identified by distillery and sometimes only by region, bottled at cask strength. This batch includes: A 9 year old Islay malt from a refill hogshead ...

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Over 100 Spirit Of Speyside Events Sold Out In Just 24 Hours

Ticket sales for the 2018 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival have set new records, with almost 5,000 tickets valued at £154,000 being bought within 24 hours of them being released. The early sales rush galvanizes the festival’s reputation as one of the world’s leading whisky celebrations, with 116 events completely selling out within the first day of the tickets going ...

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New Wintertime Whiskeys To Look For

Jim Beam Distiller's Cut

By Richard Thomas Winter is usually a fairly sleepy time for new whisk(e)y releases. After all, it’s the autumn that is the time of year bursting at the seams with hot ticket items. Once Christmas rolls around, things quiet down. That may seem a bit counter-intuitive though, since winter weather is pretty much synonymous with winter-warmer, whiskey-drinking weather. Thankfully, “fairly ...

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