Category Archives: Spirits market

Irish whiskey roaring back after decades of decline

Karen Gregory, a tourist from Oklahoma, visited Dublin this week, inhaled an aroma of malted barley at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and picked a side in a centuries-old contest. “Definitely Irish. It’s lighter and brighter. Scotch is too heavy.” The crowd of visitors merrily sipping neat whiskeys, whiskey cocktails and whiskey-infused coffees suggested more converts to the Irish side of a

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Sustainable Scotch Whisky is the Future

When dealing with a product like Scotch whisky, for which history, heritage and tradition have long been significant selling points, it’s rare to come across an offering that’s truly different and dares to push against the accepted wisdom of what a good Scotch should be. But even just a glance at the bottle housing Bruichladdich’s The Classic Laddie should clue you in to

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Whiksy war brews in India UK

 Amid the ongoing India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations, domestic alcohol makers have urged the government not to grant any concession on bulk scotch imports until the UK agrees to remove its minimum maturation requirement for Indian whisky exports. The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) argued that the minimum three-year maturation requirement is used by London to block

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