Compass Box Scotch Whiskymaker announced the U.S. release of its new limited edition Menagerie Blended Malt Whisky, which will be available in early April. A news release describes the whisky as “an exploration of Scotch whisky’s wilder side,” noting that distillers sought malts with “a … Continue readingCompass Box to Release Limited Edition Menagerie Blended Malt Whisky
The OurWhisky movement released a statement calling for whiskey makers to improve their representation of women, based on a study of the world’s 150 top brands’ Instagram accounts. According to the study, men outnumber women on those accounts by 228%. The report, Women and Whisky: … Continue readingStudy Shows Women Underrepresented by Top Global Whiskey Brands’ Social Media
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