Tag Archives: Scotch whisky

• First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

The beautifully grained bike is constructed from about 15 staves taken from second-fill Glenmorangie whiskey casks. The Glenmorangie Original by Renovo bicycle, a collaboration between the famous Scotch whisky producer and Oregon-based wooden bicycle manufacturer Renovo, the unique new bikes can be yours for $7000. They are the first in the world to feature a frame constructed […]

• Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Whisky.Auction, an online spirits auctioneer, uncovered what they call an “extremely sophisticated” counterfeiting operation. While this large-scale counterfeit whisky operation is in England, if you purchased vintage whisky at auction, there’s a very good chance it may be fake. “In a statement to sister publication The Spirits Business, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police commented: “Detectives from […]

• What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

Yes, Virginia, there is a single cask of Glendronach made especially for Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Here are the deets: 26-Year-Old, only 500 bottles released, sherry cask, BOX SIGNED BY DONALD J. TRUMP! Hurry, hurry! This bottle is going to auction on January 13 at McTear’s in Glasgow, Scotland. “After his recent elevation […]

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

“IRI®, the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail, media and over-the-counter health care companies, announced today results from its study analyzing the habits of U.S. consumers regarding alcoholic beverages. Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers from millennials to seniors continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirits products with […]

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• Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

The ETF Managers Group and Spirited Funds recently rolled out a first-of-its-kind ETF that targets companies that produce alcoholic beverages. The Spirited Funds/ETFMG Whiskey & Spirits ETF covers publicly traded companies across the globe that are engaged in the production of whiskey and/or spirits. According to the prospectus, the initial universe of Index constituents consists […]

• So, if you want to live to 110, here’s how. Well, according to one woman

So, if you want to live to 110, here’s how. Well, according to one woman

Agnes Fenton, of New Jersey, who by now is 110+, swore by drinking three Miller High Lifes and a shot of whiskey a day. She did it for many years until some spoil sport caregivers put the kibosh on her imbibing. Making it to 110, according to the New England Centenarian Study that is studying […]

• Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Ok, so Jim Murray, of Whisky Bible fame, released his 13th annual guide in November and, believe me, we were all surprised by his pick for this year’s top dog: 90-proof Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye! While I’m a proud Canadian, Crown Royal isn’t the first rye that comes to mind when you’re looking for […]

• 100-year-old woman says booze key to longevity. Have a nice weekend!

100-year-old woman says booze key to longevity. Have a nice weekend!

When a Pennsylvania woman who was celebrating her 100th birthday was asked what her secret to longevity was, her answer raised a few eyebrows. WNEP reports that Pauline Spagnola said “a lot of booze” is the key to a long life. Spagnola made the surprising comment at her birthday party, held at the Golden Living […]

• Ex-Diageo Director to Launch Whisky Investment Firm

Ex-Diageo Director to Launch Whisky Investment Firm

A former Diageo commercial director is to launch a new platform designed to give investors the chance to profit from maturing whisky, having raised more than £1 million through crowdfunding. Founded by Paul Tustain, the CEO and founder of BullionVault, and ex-Commercial Director of Diageo, Rupert Patrick, Whisky Investment Direct achieved its funding target of £1,002,972 via […]

• Scotland Retains Top Spot in Drink Brands

Scotland Retains Top Spot in Drink Brands

THE United States is closing in on Scotland’s number one position for producing the world’s most powerful drinks brands according to a report. For the tenth year running, spirits brands including Johnnie Walker helped Scotland maintain its top position in the Power 100 league table compiled by brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business. But the report […]

• Booze on! Drinking does not affect productivity

Booze on! Drinking does not affect productivity

The real reason you’re not productive at work? Lack of SLEEP: Get seven hours a night and you can ‘drink, eat and smoke what you like’ Smoking, eating and drinking does not affect productivity, study reveals A lack of sleep is instead to blame for low productivity in the workplace Those who slept for six […]

• Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky’s Marketing Mistakes?

Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky’s Marketing Mistakes?

Despite the market split, the Tequila category is on the cusp of its own boomtime. But, the positioning of the mixto sector compared to 100% agave carries echoes of Scotch whisky past-tendency to hype single malts to the expense of blends. And now, Scotch volumes are suffering. Will Tequila make the same mistake? Richard Woodard […]

• Drink to this: 5 drunk Netflix films to boost your spirits

Drink to this: 5 drunk Netflix films to boost your spirits

While we’d never dis the scenic Eden Bar at the Enzian, there’s something extra appealing about the numbness that can be achieved at home on the couch watching a movie that’s drinking for the same reasons you are. Whether it’s a nip for courage, a sip to celebrate or just a shit-faced rip, Netflix (which […]

• Why Whisky Pros Add Water to Their Glasses

Why Whisky Pros Add Water to Their Glasses

You are hereby absolved of the faux-macho insistence that you drink your whiskys neat. Okay, yes, you may still get a few funny looks for pouring high-end booze over a glass full of rocks, but the science and the industry opinions are on your side: a little dilution can be good, and you should be actively pursuing it with […]

• Female distillers know their alcohol – and always have

Female distillers know their alcohol – and always have

A new generation of distillery trailblazers navigates a checkered history of sexism to stake a claim in the traditionally male-dominated industry. Bridget Firtle interrupts our interview when an alarm sounds. The water has reached the right temperature for the next stage of making mash. I watch as she drives a forklift truck carrying 3,200lb of […]