October & November’s Whisky News

Things have been busy, busy, busy recently, so here’s two months of whisky news for you. Industry Updates The Scotch Whisky Association has lost out in its attempt to block the Scottish Government’s minimum pricing policy (The Scotsman), but the organisation has now appealed to the UK Supreme court (Daily Telegraph). Meanwhile, the Association’s chief
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March’s Whisky News

Well done on getting through March. And as your reward, here’s all the latest whisky news: Industry Updates After a number of years of decline, demand for Scotch Whisky increased last year, with the numbers of bottles released to market rising from 83.3m to 84.9m (BBC News).  And despite pressure from the SWA to cut
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October’s Whisky News

In case you missed some of it, here’s all the whisky news from the past month: Industry Updates The Spirt of Speyside Whisky Festival has announced a second annual event, Dramfest, which will bring distillers from across the region together under one roof next September (from The Press & Journal). Plans have been unveiled for
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September’s Whisky News

The biggest whisky news of the month was the return of Ardbeg’s test sample of whisky from the International Space Station.  I’d usually point you in the direction of another website about this, but you can find my blog on the project here. Continuing the science-y theme, a company which uses waste products from the
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August’s Whisky News

Replacing ‘The Week in Whisky’, here’s a round-up of all the whisky news from August i.e. the feature is now longer but hopefully you’ll find it slightly more fulfilling! The rejuvenation of the Scotch Whisky industry continues, with Bladnoch – Scotland’s most southerly distillery – set to reopen after being bought by an Australian entrepreneur
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Robert Burns Single Malt

Robert Burns and Scotch Whisky have a long and somewhat twisted history.  The Ayrshire born poet was known to love a dram or two (or three) but he also believed that whisky had a symbolic and fiscal significance for Scotland. Realising that there wasn’t much money to be made in either farming or writing, Burns
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