Tag Archives: Single malt Scotch

• Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

Like tequila? Like Scotch? Then this bottle is for you

The bottle: Tequila Herradura Scotch Cask Finish Reposado, $89.99 The back story: We all know about when Harry met Sally. But how about when tequila met Scotch? If the latter doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because it’s not. Tequila Herradura, a respected maker of Mexico’s signature spirit, believes it has come out with the first-ever version […]

• Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies

Better than the stockmarket: Top 10 Most Collectable Scotch Whiskies

While Scottish distillers are investing heavily in increasing stocks of Scotch whisky, there’s continued soaring interest in historical and vintage expressions on the second-hand market. Some rare expressions of single malt Scotch can fetch as much as £381,620 at auction, the most expensive being a six-litre decanter of The Macallan M at Sothebys in Hong […]

• Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch

Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch

Bacardi is throwing its weight behind the single malt Scotch whisky category with the release of a series of expressions from its five malt distilleries. The Bermuda-headquartered drinks group, best known for its work in rum and white spirits, will release several new single malt Scotch whiskies from Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff and Brackla distilleries […]

• 40-year-old single malt Scotch to be named after John Lennon

40-year-old single malt Scotch to be named after John Lennon

Beatles legend John Lennon is set to have a 40-year-old single malt Scotch whisky named after him in 2020 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his death. Winston Elizabeth and Windsor collectibles company in Liverpool, UK, will be releasing a limited edition “John Lennon 40 year old whisky” to mark the anniversary on 8 December […]

• Whiskey Collecting: An Investment With Intoxicating Potential

Whiskey Collecting: An Investment With Intoxicating Potential

The topsy-turvy stock market of the past decade may have driven some investors to drink. But for Mahesh Patel, the drink itself is the investment. Mr. Patel, an Atlanta-based real-estate developer, is one of the world’s leading buyers of investment-grade, single-malt Scotch. Over the past few decades, he has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

• Boozing investors! World’s first whisky fund to launch in Hong Kong

Boozing investors! World’s first whisky fund to launch in Hong Kong

The world’s first private equity whisky fund – Platinum Whisky Investment Fund – has begun capital raising in Hong Kong, offering investors an opportunity to capitalize on the global growth in demand for single malt Scotch whisky. The fund is being launched with a target commitment of US$10 million and a minimum subscription of US$250,000. […]

• Strange Bedfellows: Scotch Whisky and Oysters

Strange Bedfellows: Scotch Whisky and Oysters

Scotch and oysters start out seeming like odd mates, but sip, slurp, close your eyes, and enjoy the fun of two great delicacies come together. Imagine scotch in its native habitat: oyster-grey sky, fog thick with salt spray, just the faintest whiff of the sea rolling over green hills. The old garden adage, “What grows […]

• Distillers eye growth of Malaysian market

Distillers eye growth of Malaysian market

SCOTLAND is famous for many things. To many, it is synonymous with golf, the Loch Ness monster and the highest proportion of redheads in the world. Famous inventors and scientists such as John Logie Baird, inventor of television; Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone; and Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, also originally called […]

• Got $350k jingling around in your pocket for 60yr old Scotch?

Got $350k jingling around in your pocket for 60yr old Scotch?

Imagine a bottle of wine that costs as much as a Housing Board flat. The most expensive item at the third annual Masters of Wines and Spirits showcase over the weekend was a bottle of 60-year-old single malt Scotch whisky that cost $350,000. Part of The Dalmore Constellation Collection, it is of 1951 vintage and […]

• Six Top Single Malt Scotches

Six Top Single Malt Scotches

Single malt Scotch remains a distiller’s pièce de résistance in a portfolio. Single malt Scotch—made with whiskies from a single Scotch distillery—remains one of the showpieces of the spirit world. To consumers, it’s still the bottle most likely to be given as a gift—to someone special, or to yourself. To distillers, it’s often the pièce […]

• Cooking with whisky: great ingredient or waste of a dram?

Cooking with whisky: great ingredient or waste of a dram?

Chefs are increasingly using whisky in cooking to enhance salty, smoky or sweet flavours. Would you cook with a single malt, or is it so precious it must be sipped? As the autumn Speyside whisky festival gets under way, single malt aficionados will be flocking to the doors of the dozen or so distilleries producing […]

• Speyside distilleries release their oldest single malts

Speyside distilleries release their oldest single malts

BenRiach and GlenDronach distilleries, both located in Speyside, have announced the release of their oldest whiskies yet. BenRiach will release Vestige, a 46-year-old single malt Scotch whisky, while GlenDronach will release Recherché, a 44-year-old Highland single malt. Vestige was distilled and transferred to cask on September 21, 1966. The whisky is said to be “classic […]

• Trader Joe’s Scotch – Lismore Single Malt. Drinkable?

Trader Joe’s Scotch – Lismore Single Malt. Drinkable?

The Trader Joe’s in the South Loop has begun to sell hard liquor. The selection is not very deep, but it is interesting and pulls together classic stock like Stoli, Hennessey and Bailey’s, as well as local spirits such as FEW white whisky, Next Star vodka and North Shore gin. But what most caught my […]

• Whisky whets investor thirst for ‘neat’ returns

Whisky whets investor thirst for ‘neat’ returns

Single malt Scotch whisky, the centuries old Scottish liquor, has emerged as an attractive investment over the last four years, analysts and industry experts say, with high demand for rare luxury bottles driving record-high auction prices. The recent opening of a lavish, Manhattan-based whisky club, and the $460,000 world auction record sale of the Macallan […]

• ‘Ardbeg Day’ comin’ up for whisky buffs around the globe

‘Ardbeg Day’ comin’ up for whisky buffs around the globe

The upcoming celebrations of the first ever global ‘Ardbeg Day’ come at a time when there is unprecedented interest in the single malt category in Australia, according to the whisky’s new brand manager, Damon Ross-Walker. Ardbeg Day will be celebrated on June 2, with Olympic-themed parties happening across the globe inspired by the London 2012 […]