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Feb 28, 2005

/ glenfiddich sells for $48.500

the last six bottles of the world's oldest and most expensive scotch whisky have been put on sale in hong kong for US$48 500 a bottle, a news report said on sunday.


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/ whiskey in peril in uruguay

uruguayans love their state, a bulky but benign creature that owns everything from telephone lines to oil refineries and bottles its own whiskey. but a new leftist government to be sworn in this week can't afford the paternalism of yesteryear and may open the economy to private participation in ways generations of conservative rule could not, analysts said.

via reuters, swissinfo

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Feb 26, 2005

/ whiskey sales take great leap forward

good whiskey brands typically take 21 years to mature, and almost the same period of time has been needed for the china market to become ripe for scotland's most well-known contribution to world culture. industry-wide, market analyst datamonitor estimates mainland sales last year increased at least 20 percent, possibly twice as much, from 294 million yuan (HK$277.18 million) in 2003.

via the standard, entertainment news

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/ world’s oldest single malt whisky heads for hongkong

workers at the family-owned glenfiddich distillery in speyside, scotland, have bade a fond farewell to the bottle of glenfiddich rare collection 1937, which will now go on sale in the duty free department of hong kong’s chep lap kok airport. the airport is a major gateway for international travellers and distillers are confident the 64-year-old malt – which has previously been sold at the glenfiddich distillery for £10,000 a bottle – will attract considerable interest from collectors.

via the scotsman, bbc, weird news (*g*)

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Feb 25, 2005

/ brannan signs on at whyte & mackay

whyte and mackay has announced the appointment of a new managing director, less than a month after chairman vivian imerman finally succeeded in taking complete control of the scotch whisky distiller. former rangers fc chief executive and current dundee fc chairman bob brannan, 48, will take up the newly-created position of group managing director from 1 march.

via the scotsman

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Feb 23, 2005

/ mclaren teams up with diageo

the mclaren formula one team are to end decades of tobacco sponsorship with a deal putting the johnnie walker whisky brand on their cars from august. the former world champions and british-based diageo plc, the world's biggest premium spirits group, announced the agreement at a news conference at mclaren's factory.

via: reuters, cnn/si, usa today, sportbusiness

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Feb 22, 2005

/ why a whisky blog?

blogging surely is a hype. so why has nobody picked up this obvious topic so far? at least nobody whose site could be easily found on the internet? a couple of years ago you would have put up your favourite whisky links and that would be it. blogging asks for more: more background information, more involvement, more topicality. this is what whiskyblog will try to achieve.

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