Whisky News: Introducing the Cask Whisky Association
Elite Wine & Whisky Blog
by Norbert Windisch
6M ago
In a notable development in the world of whisky, the Cask Whisky Association (CWA) has made its debut, aiming to create a secure environment for whisky enthusiasts and customers involved in cask buying and selling. The CWA’s Mission The primary objective of the CWA is to establish and promote best practices in cask whisky ownership and sales, safeguarding the interests of both whisky customers and the broader whisky industry. Colin Hampden-White, Chairman of the Advisory Board, highlights the CWA’s role in protecting customers from unethical practices and ensuring fair pricing for indepen ..read more
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Bowmore’s Record-Breaking Oldest Whisky
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by Norbert Windisch
7M ago
Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has introduced their oldest whisky: the 55-year-old Bowmore STAC. This exceptional whisky is set to make a charitable impact, as Bowmore has generously donated a bottle to the upcoming Distiller’s One of One Charity Auction, scheduled for October 5th. The auction raises funds for disadvantaged young adults in Scotland through the Youth Action Fund. The Bowmore STAC 55 Years Old is anticipated to command an impressive price range of £300,000 to £500,000. Encased in a 1.5 litre handblown glass sculpture, this whisky is not just a drink; it’s a work of a ..read more
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Why UK’s New Production Standards Boost Your Whisky Portfolio
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by Norbert Windisch
7M ago
The British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK’s national standards body, has published the first guidelines on whisky production. These standards, known as BS 8636, encompass the processes involved in crafting Welsh, English, Irish, and Scotch whiskies. The publication of these voluntary standards marks a significant milestone in the whisky industry, providing a clear and definitive specification for the production process of UK-made whiskies being sold in both domestic and global markets. Key highlights from these guidelines include: Whisky Colour: The standards establish a precis ..read more
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Chivas Brothers Celebrates Remarkable Growth in India’s Whisky Market
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by Norbert Windisch
7M ago
Chivas Brothers gained 27% growth in sales in FY23 in the Indian market Asia as a whole reported an overall growth of 21% for Chivas Brothers Start your whisky journey today In the world of Scotch whisky, Chivas Brothers has just unveiled some exciting news. Their recent financial report for the fiscal year 2023 reveals a remarkable 27% surge in sales in the Indian whisky market. This surge has been attributed to the rising popularity of Scotch whisky among new audiences in India and a growing trend towards premiumisation in the market. Chivas Brothers, a subsidiary of the French liquor g ..read more
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The U.K.’s Geographical Indication Scheme And Its Impact On Businesses
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by Norbert Windisch
8M ago
The post The U.K.’s Geographical Indication Scheme And Its Impact On Businesses appeared first on Elite Wine & Whisky ..read more
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A Whisky Cask Owner’s Glossary
Elite Wine & Whisky Blog
by Norbert Windisch
8M ago
This glossary will provide you with the key terms to discuss whisky casks. Whether you are a cask owner or an aspiring one, this glossary will teach you all the important terminology! It’s easy to get confused when you start learning about whisky, with the new vocabulary. Terms like malt, new make, and phenols are very common in the tasting world and enable experienced drinkers to articulate their tastes. Whisky cask ownership is growing in popularity. Once you take the step into the world of whisky cask collecting, you’ll find a whole new world of technical language awaits. You may be a nov ..read more
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Whisky Market Update 22/23
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by Norbert Windisch
9M ago
EW&W are here to provide you with the most up-to-date information and insights about the whisky market. In this newsletter, we’ll be covering the latest market trends and developments in the whisky industry, with a focus on whisky casks. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the latest whisky market update. Current Whisky Market Climate The global whisky market has been steadily growing over the past few years, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global whisky market was valued at $56.7 billion in 2020 and ..read more
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Diageo profits jump on price hikes and premium whisky demand
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by Norbert Windisch
9M ago
Pre-tax profit surged 7% to £4.7 billion in the year ending June Sales increased by 6.5% due to higher pricing and growing sales of premium spirits Premium spirits contributed to 57% of Diageo’s net sales growth Start your whisky Journey today Drinks giant Diageo has announced impressive profits for the past year, driven by elevated prices and global consumers opting for more luxurious beverages. The producer of Johnnie Walker whiskey, Smirnoff vodka, and Guinness beer revealed a pre-tax profit rise of 7%, reaching £4.7 billion for the fiscal year concluding in June, up from £4.4 billion ..read more
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Take steps to financial freedom with these intuitive solutions
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by Norbert Windisch
9M ago
The post Take steps to financial freedom with these intuitive solutions appeared first on Elite Wine & Whisky ..read more
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IWSC Gold Outstanding Award whiskies available now!
Elite Wine & Whisky Blog
by Norbert Windisch
9M ago
EW&W are proud to offer a range of casks from renowned brands that have received the prestigious IWSC Gold Outstanding Award.  If you are interested in expanding your portfolio by adding one of these award-winning whiskies to it, please get in touch as we are expecting high demand after the announcement of the 2023 awards. As whisky specialists, we at EW&W are thrilled to see some of the exceptional whiskies we supply being recognised at the IWSC Spirits awards 2023. The International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) is one of the most prestigious awards in the spirits in ..read more
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