The Scotch Whisky Industry Review is celebrating the release of the 40th edition of its authoritative annual publication : 1st March, 2018
Every edition of The Scotch Whisky Industry Review has been authored by the leading industry analyst Alan S Gray.
Alan stated “it has been a pleasure to report on this fascinating industry for the past four decades and I have witnessed many significant changes over that period. It is particularly pleasing that the latest release of the Annual Review reflects a lot of vitality in the industry including the influx of a varied number of new entrants.”
Alan notes “A major feature of recent years has been the opening of new malt distilleries - 23 since 2012, including 10 in 2017 alone.”
In addition, the Review relates that over thirty new distilleries are currently at the planning stage – a marked contrast to earlier periods when, for example, 55 distilleries were closed between 1980 and 2002 (although several were subsequently re-opened) and only 9 new distilleries built in the 25 years from 1987 to 2012.
The latest Annual Review details increases in the value of Scotch Whisky exports reflecting both increases in volume and, in recent times, a favourable exchange rate. The detailed figures show that the USA continues to be the #1 market in terms of value, with France #1 in volumes, whilst growth export markets worthy of note include Asia (with Japan and India particularly strong.)
Detailed Case Sales by brand and by company are also included together with a comprehensive list of operational malt distilleries along with their capacities.
The Review also provides information regarding visitor numbers for those distilleries (around 50% of the total) which actively cater for visitors.
Paragon Of Time Collection: The Singleton 53-Year-Old: The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Releases Its Oldest Ever Bottling
Published Date: 19th September 2019
Diageo announced today that The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky will reveal its oldest ever release, the first in the Paragon of Time Collection: a 53-Year-Old 1964 Vintage. With only 117 bottles drawn from a single oak hogshead cask from the Dufftown distillery, the special release is the rarest expression of The Singleton in existence. Read more
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Launches 8 New Premium Octaves™ and includes a 20-year old Bowmore, a 46-year old Port Dundas and a 26-year old Glen Grant.
Published Date: 18th September 2019
Innovators of maturation in Octave™ casks, Huntly-based Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has significantly extended their range, with the launch of eight new premium Octave™ whiskies to the market. Read more
Lagavulin™ Launches 21 year old Single Malt As their annual Limited-Edition Jazz Bottling
Published Date: 13th September 2019
Lagavulin Distillery has announced the release of a new 21 year old limited-edition Single malt bottling to celebrate 21 years of Islay Jazz Festival. Read more