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Booze sales

Contrary to expectations, but drinks sales were up by around 4% christmas 2011 over 2010 

Changes to Labelling Law

 Changes regarding the protection of Scotch Whisky, particularly the Single Malt Category will become UK law on Nov. 23. Interesting, as most fakes are supposed Blends, many of which are bottled abroad. Does that make sense ?


John' 50 Year bottling

My 50th anniversary bottling of being in the trade; there are a few bottles of this ultra mini Ltd. Edition remaining.These will become collectors items some day!

Wensleydale Cheese

Exports of Wensleydale cheese from Yorkshire have increased by 15% over the past 12 months, principally to the Middle East and the USA. Great !!! Nothing finer than a dram of young Bowmore and a piece of Wensleydale Blue....Heaven!!!  



Protection of Single Malts is at the top of the industry's priorities. If so, it would be good to know the industry's innermost thoughts about many of the "wood finishes" Currently in Vogue  

Micro Disrtilleries PDF Print E-mail
Written by John C McDougall   
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 14:53
In an article in Scotland on Sunday dated 30 August 2009, there is a prominent article regarding the ressurection of closed or mothballed distilleries, new distillery builds and the takeover of some working distilleries from larger companies by smaller entrpreneurial enterprises. The article was reasonably accurate, although not 100%. The movement that is afoot is of course not confined to Scotland but is really on a world wide scale. Like everything else of these types of developments, the best will survive and the weak will inevitabally gp to the wall.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2009 15:31

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