“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” – Charles Caleb Colton When Colton, the English cleric, wrote this in the 1820s, bourbon was barely a blip on the radar. Kentucky distillers were placing barrels on flatboats and just beginning their rise. Nobody wanted to imitate … Continue readingBorrowing Bourbon Equity
A lot of Macallan single malts sold for nearly $1 million, the company said. According to a press release, the Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection – a set of six crystal decanters containing single malts aged from 50 to 65 years old – sold for … Continue reading$1 million whisky
It was beautiful. The spice, rich caramel, long-and-fruity finish: The Best Bourbon was everything you want in bourbon, and it deserved Best Whisky at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. When I learned its identity after the competition’s completion, I was even more in … Continue readingBest Bourbon: The Unbelievable ‘Best Whisky’ Upset in ’16 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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?
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