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News Briefs for August 7, 2019

•If a certain whisky has sold well for years, attracting many devoted fans along the way, what would motivate its creator to suddenly change the recipe? Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 7, 2019

News Briefs for April 16, 2019

•Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011, Mister Sam Blended Whiskey, a revamped Balblair range, and a new offering from Blade & Bow are among the bottlings profiled in Whisky Advocate’s latest whisky roundup. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 16, 2019

News Briefs for October 10, 2018

•Moët Hennessy posted a 7% organic increase in sales to €3.6 billion ($4.1b) in the nine months through September, representing the first three quarters of its fiscal year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 10, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 24, 2018

•To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Chicago bar Delilah’s has partnered with Compass Box to produce a new blended Scotch called Delilah’s XXV. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 24, 2018

Blended Malt Segment Expands As Scotch Marketers Court New Consumers

Scotch whisky’s blended malt segment is expanding—buoyed by an array of high-quality, accessibly priced brands that are attracting whisky connoisseurs as well as new consumers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 2, 2018

Interview: John Glaser On Compass Box’s Role In Blended Scotch

Editor’s Note: While most of Scotch whisky’s recent progress has come from single malts, a U.K.-based American, John Glaser, has staked out a robust niche in blended Scotch with his Compass Box range. Founded in 2000 by Glaser, a 52-year-old American who once worked in marketing for Johnnie Walker, Compass Box has adroitly sought out aged stocks—its Hedonism ($120 a 750-ml.) contains liquid 18 years and older—and sold them to high-end bars, restaurants and specialty retailers. Creative names like Peat Monster ($65 a 750-ml., with 8,000 six-pack cases shipped to the U.S. last year) have caught consumers’ attention. Compass Box, in which Bacardi has a minority stake, has also gained an iconoclastic reputation for taking on the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over issues regarding transparency and age statements. SND recently caught up with Glaser at his London headquarters to get an update Compass Box’s progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 25, 2017

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