Beginnings of a bright new dawn?

Drinks giant Diageo has lodged their planning application with with Moray Council to build their new Roseisle distillery. This good news signals the beginning of investment plans by companies such as Diageo, Pernod Ricard and others into the production infrastructure of Scotland’s whisky industry.

These plans are all aimed at increasing supplies of malt whisky to meet the anticipated increase in sales in China and India. With the recent announcement that India was to drop its import tariffs on whisky from 550% to 150%, demand is expected to rise, some experts are claiming by as much as four times the current level.

I just hope that in the rush to the promised lands, the needs and challenges of the UK market are not forgotten about.


Published in: on July 12, 2007 at 11:30 am  Leave a Comment  

Delicious new single cask malts

After much tasting and debating and tasting again, I have finally managed to decide on the next release of Whisky Connoisseur single malt whiskies. There is going to be three new releases and all of them are really cracking drams, sourced from Scotland’s greatest distilleries.

Intrigued keep an eye out for more, I hope to be able to tell you when we will have them ready for shipping.


Published in: on July 11, 2007 at 12:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

£1000 a dram!

Having just read about Johnnie Walkers new 1805 super, duper, premium blended whisky, I don’t think that I will be lucky enough to taste it. Whilst producing a whisky from long closed distilleries that have been aged way in excess of 45 years is a noble and enterprising achievement, it is certainly one that is beyond the reach of most whisky lovers.

These few hundred bottles will probably find there way into collector’s hands and will never see the real light of day and the purpose for which they were made. Unlike a grand master painting, to appreciate a bottle of vintage whisky you have to taste it, just looking at it seems almost masochistic.


Published in: on July 3, 2007 at 12:57 pm  Leave a Comment