Inside BenRiach: Scotland’s Most Eclectic Scotch Whisky Maker

Standing among racks of mismatched barrels inside BenRiach distillery’s Warehouse 13, Rachel Barrie briefly appears to have run out of descriptors for the honey-hued, 10-year-old whisky she’s gently nosing from the glass in her hand. “You’re going to start getting the fruit and the spice, and then in time you get more malt,” she says, […]

Meet the Data-Obsessed Collector Tracking Whiskies Going for Millions on the Auction Block

There are three types of buyers for the world’s rarest Scotch whiskies: drinkers, collectors, and investors. Andy Simpson is all three. “Today’s collectors provide liquid for tomorrow’s drinkers,” says Simpson. What he means by that is there’s a symbiotic relationship between the three: if people drank all the Scotch made in the past, there would […]

German Whiskey Distillers Are Starting to Hit Their Stride

Whiskey has become big business–now even with its own investment fund. One of the places the fund may be looking at is up-and-comer Germany. The German brewing industry’s spirits are up, according to the Associated Press. Whiskeys from the region aren’t well known in other countries–production was worth $13.1 million in 2017, compared to Scotland, […]