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The Craft Whisky Club Question: Does “Craft” Whisky Still Exist?


As you know, I’ve teamed up with Craft Whisky Club for a series of interview to showcase the talent of craft whisky workers, from business strategy angels to the crafts-people themselves that make the magic happen! Today, I decided to discuss the current state of the “craft” spirits industry with Daniel Szor, Founder and CEO at the Cotswolds Distillery [remember, we already discussed the rebirth …

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How would a “Brexit” impact the UK Whisky Industry?


Despite its tweeds-and-tartan image, whisky is anything but a cottage industry. It actually is Britain’s largest food and drink export by far, worth more than 4 billion pounds ($5.8 billion) annually and directly employing 10,000 people at 115 distilleries in Scotland (and even more if you add English, Welsh and Northern Irish distilleries to the bill). Britain has always had a mixed relationship with Europe …

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A chat with East London Liquor Company’s whisky distiller


Located in the heart of the Capital’s old spirits industry, East London Liquor Company is an independent British distillery producing exceptional and innovative spirits. Originally a glue factory in Bow Wharf, East London Liquor Company found its home in the disused industrial space and repurposed the venue to create a custom-built distillery that produces and imports a range of small-batch spirits. The offering includes gins, …

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3 seriously cool places to stay in The Lakes District


Fancy a change from the regular Scottish/Irish whisky pilgrimage ? Why not considering a picturesque getaway south of the border, in one of the most scenic English areas, The Lakes District? If you read my last piece regarding the rebirth of English whisky [and I hope you did 😉 – but if you didn’t you’re lucky I’m in a good mood today and thus authorize …

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How English Whisky is Reconquering The World


Yes, English Whisky is very much a thing. In December 2006, the first spirit flowed at the St George’s Distillery in Norfolk (home of the now famous English Whisky Company) and thus marked the official rebirth of English whisky, leading the way to a new wave of English whisky distillers. Among them : The Cotswolds Distillery near Shipston-On-Stour, The Lakes Distillery up in Cumbria, Adnams …

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My December Whisky Wishlist


Yay, my favourite time of the year has finally arrived! And as many of you already started to unveil the first boxes of their advent calendars (In case you don’t know, I’m completely jealous guys), it’s high time for me to come up with this month’ malted selection… Cotswolds Single Malt Spirit – Test Batch Series This gift pack from the fledgling Cotswolds Distillery includes …

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My October Whisky Wishlist


September happened to be quite intense in the burgeoning whisky world and coming up with this short selection was therefore a bit of a challenge (a pleasant one though) ! Hopefully, polygamist relationships aren’t yet restricted when it comes to liquid treats… As usual, click on titles for direct links to shop! Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold is a 2015 addition to the Highland …

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3 seriously cool places to stay in the Cotswolds


Fancy a change from the regular Scottish/Irish whisky pilgrimage ? Why not considering a picturesque getaway south of the border, in one of the most charming English area, the Cotswolds ? For those in the back of the room who don’t spend 1546798 hours a week reading the Spirits news websites, be aware there are now more than a couple of working whisky distilleries in …

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London long-overdue Drinks Market to kick off this week


As I was browsing through the web and visiting my usual “food & drink” information websites (my morning routine – just after grabbing a bowl of low-fat cereals –  since my college teachers forced me to “keep myself informed at all times” by sadistically preparing tricky writing tests about the latest news in ENTER THE NAME OF A RANDOM REMOTE TRIBE HERE), I came accross …

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