Tomatin Distillery to Hold Online Charity Auction of Vintage Whiskies, New-Fill Cask Experience

Scotland’s Tomatin Distillery announced an online auction of rare whiskies, including a new-fill Tomatin cask, hosted by The Grand Whisky Auction, in support of its long-time charity partner, Maggie’s Highlands. Proceeds from the auction will go to the charity’s cancer support network in the Highlands … Continue readingTomatin Distillery to Hold Online Charity Auction of Vintage Whiskies, New-Fill Cask Experience

What does Scotch Whisky Association think about Scotland’s referendum vote?

From David Frost, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, regarding Scotland independence vote. “The people of Scotland have made a historic choice against the background of the most profound national debate. “We welcome the stability that this choice brings and now urge politicians of all parties to work … Continue readingWhat does Scotch Whisky Association think about Scotland’s referendum vote?

Best Bourbon, Best Craft Whiskey: ’14 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

On the plane to San Francisco, I pondered the past year in bourbon and the trends that could impact my beloved category. We’ve seen age statements drop like flies and distilleries discontinue or slow down private barrel selection programs (that’s where a retailer, bar or … Continue readingBest Bourbon, Best Craft Whiskey: ’14 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

UDATED WITH FULL COMMENTS: DISCUS Finds Dewar’s Violated Code of Responsible Practices

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) found Dewar’s in violation of Provision 24 of the Code of Responsible Practices for its sexist “Meet the Baron” advertisements. UPDATE: READ DISCUS BOARD HERE Dewar’s launched a “Meet the Baron” TV commercial series that drew … Continue readingUDATED WITH FULL COMMENTS: DISCUS Finds Dewar’s Violated Code of Responsible Practices

Dewar’s Responds to ‘Meet the Baron’ Ads, Takes Off YouTube

Seven hours after my blog post, Dewar’s Sexist ‘Meet the Baron’ Ad Degrades Women, Puts Whisky Industry at Risk, Dewar’s Tweeted: “We appreciate the comments regarding ‘The Baron’ from all who spoke up: your feedback allows us to continuously evaluate what we do.” Dewar’s brand team … Continue readingDewar’s Responds to ‘Meet the Baron’ Ads, Takes Off YouTube