Category Archives: Whisky News

World’s first regulated whisky fund taps into booming demand for liquid gold

World’s first regulated whisky fund taps into booming demand for liquid gold

Investors with a passion for liquid gold have an opportunity to invest in the world’s first regulated single malt whisky fund. Launched by Swedish whisky enthusiast, Christian Svantesson, the Single Malt Fund provides investors with the opportunity to indirectly own a small part of a large collection of rare and limited-edition whiskies. The Single MaltContinue Reading

Scotch Whisky Association puts grants back into Scotland’s communities

Scotch Whisky Association puts grants back into Scotland’s communities

Fifteen initiatives fighting alcohol misuse in Scotland have been awarded support from the Scotch Whisky Action Fund. This is the fourth round of awards from the fund set up in December 2013 by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The number of awards granted in 2017 was higher than in previous years due to additional fundsContinue Reading

Scotch whisky industry was worth £4.36billion over the last 12 months

Scotch whisky industry was worth £4.36billion over the last 12 months

Scotland’s global whisky exports have increased in volume and value over the past 12 months. HMRC data released by the Scotch Whisky Association shows that industry was worth £4.36 billion in 2017 – up £356m compared with 2016. Global Scotch exports grew by 1.6% in volume and 8.9% in value, with 1.23bn bottles shipped. ExportsContinue Reading

Get your hands on an exclusive bottle of whisky and help rugby legend Doddie Weir

Get your hands on an exclusive bottle of whisky and help rugby legend Doddie Weir

An exclusive bottle of whisky could be yours for just £1 – in a raffle to help a Scottish sporting legend. Anyone who supports Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Foundation is in with a chance to win an exclusive limited edition First Production bottle of Annandale Doddie Weir Man o’Sword Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Scottish andContinue Reading

1989 cask of The Macallan sells for just under quarter of a million pounds

1989 cask of The Macallan sells for just under quarter of a million pounds

A cask of Scotch whisky was sold for almost quarter of a million pounds at auction last week. The barrel of Macallan 1989 went under the hammer for £242,000 when it was sold in Blackpool, after a four-hour battle. The sale was managed by Whisky-Online Auctions, and they believe the sale of Macallan 1989 wasContinue Reading