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
Not a day goes by I don’t see somebody complaining about $70 bourbon or so-called secondary prices. Hell, you’ll even seen people interviewing economic professors about bourbon pricing, going from $15 to $45 in a relatively short period. Truth is, I complain, too, and I … Continue readingHere’s what you should be complaining about
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?
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
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
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