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Whiskey investment company targets €24m revenue after record year – Whiskey News

Whiskey investment company targets €24m revenue after record year

Alternative investment company, Whiskey & Wealth Club has its sights set on further success for 2020, targeting a 140% revenue increase to €24m. In only its third year of operating, its headcount is set to rise by 48%.

Last year was the company’s most successful to date. Revenue hit €10m, while its headcount grew from 4 to 27, both highlighting the strength and opportunities with whiskey investment and its increasing appeal to investors. The company was also shortlisted for Young Company of the Year at the Growing Business Awards at the end of 2019.

Based in both Richmond and Dublin, Whiskey & Wealth Club, offers investors the opportunity to purchases casks of new make spirit direct from leading distilleries. The casks are then stored in a secure bonded warehouse for the ageing process, before it can be bottled, sold or aged for longer.

Originally founded to open up the rapidly growing Irish whiskey market to private investors, the company has now expanded its operations. Last year, Whiskey & Wealth Club launched into the Scotch whisky market, partnering with the historic Bladnoch Distillery, and has designs on entering new markets in the US and Japan.

Jay Bradley, founder at Whisky & Wealth Club, said: “We’re extremely pleased by our efforts over the past year, all the hard work from the team is very much paying off, with record revenues reported and our team seeing a significant growth in headcount.

What started as an idea over a glass of Irish whiskey has developed into the successful business Whiskey & Wealth Club is today. Whiskey is seeing its popularity continually grow on a global basis. Irish whiskey exports have grown 300% in the last decade, according to the Irish Food Board, Bord Bia.

We’ve now laid the foundations of success to build on in the new year and the decade, which will provide further exciting opportunities for the whiskey industry for investors and distillers alike.”

About Whiskey & Wealth Club

Whiskey & Wealth Club is an alternative investment company that connects individual investors with authentic and premium Irish and Scottish whiskey distilleries. The distilleries make casks of new spirit available to Whiskey & Wealth Club at a wholesale rate that Whiskey & Wealth Club then releases to private investors at a significantly discounted rate.

The Whisky Exchange Game of Thrones Whisky Tasting with Colin Dunn – Scotch Whisky News



Wednesday 5 February

Limited spaces. Tickets on sale now.


Winter has come, but the Game of Thrones Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection remains a very hot topic. If Scotch whisky is Westeros, then these whiskies are its Great Houses.

From the sweet, zesty flavours of Royal Lochnagar to the rich smoke of Lagavulin and the coastal tang of Talisker, the ice of Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost to the fire of Cardhu Gold Reserve – we invite you to discover the Houses of Game of Thrones, distilled.

With each of Westeros’s greatest factions incarnated as one of Scotland’s best-loved distilleries, our tasting will explore each bottling’s distinct character – and thus build an understanding of perhaps the most talked-about fictional world on earth, through whisky.

Hosted by whisky-industry legend Colin Dunn, tickets are on sale now and limited spaces are available.


Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old / House Baratheon
Cardhu Gold Reserve / House Targaryen
Singleton Glendullan Reserve / House Tully
Oban Bay Reserve / Night’s Watch
Clynelish Reserve / House Tyrell
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost / House Stark
Talisker Select Reserve / House Greyjoy
Lagavulin 9 Year Old / House Lannister
Mortlach 15 Year Old / Six Kingdoms


Colin may not sit on the Iron Throne, but as a Keeper of the Quaich and legendary Diageo whisky ambassador, he’s certainly whisky royalty in our books. Colin is famed for his unique personality and knowledge of the whisky industry. His tasting events are one-of-a-kind and we can’t wait to welcome him back!

Macallan “Where Music and Whisky Come Together” – Scotch Whisky News


We are pleased to introduce the second release in this innovative series that fuses the passion behind The Macallan’s whisky making with art, music and culture.

Concept Number 2 is a captivating expression inspired by the similarities in the creative approaches of crafting whisky and creating music. A limited edition whisky created exclusively for Global Travel Retail, Concept Number 2 brings together music and whisky – two of the passions of The Macallan Whisky Maker, Steven Bremner.

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The Macallan Concept Number 2 is now available to purchase at The Macallan Boutiques in Taiwan Taoyuan Airport and London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5; as well as Dubai Duty Free. It will be available in select airports globally from this month onwards.

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Cotswolds Distillery Events January 2020 – English Whisky News

As thoughts head north of the border for Burns Night at the end of the month, why not point your taste buds south for a private Tour & Tasting at the Cotswolds Distillery. On Saturday 25th January from 12pm-3pm, our founder Dan and Head Distiller Nick will be hosting a private tour focused on our whisky with a unique warehouse sampling from the cask, alongside a full tasting of our whisky portfolio. Before the afternoon draws to a close, we’ll treat you to lunch and a whisky cocktail in our café. If you have some burning questions you’d like to ask, or simply want to learn more about how we craft our whisky from our experts, then this is definitely one you don’t want to miss. Spaces are very limited. £50pp.

To book a place, please get in touch with us on 01608 238 533 or email us at tours@cotswoldsdistillery.com.


Ditch the chocolates this Valentine’s Day and treat that special someone to a fun-filled evening you’ll both remember (or bring your friends along for the ultimate Galantine’s)!  Join us on Friday 14th February from 6pm-8pm for our intimate Valentine’s themed Cocktail Masterclass, where our professional mixologist, Ollie, will be ready to teach you the tricks of the trade. And most importantly, there’ll be some sampling throughout the evening… £50pp.


Have you joined us on one of our Tour & Tastings yet? For a very limited time only, we’re offering our Club Members two tickets for £15 on midweek tours (Monday – Thursday) until the 30th January. So, why not come along and get up close and personal with our Outstanding Natural Spirits and make your January that little bit brighter!

To book your place, give us a ring on 01608 238 533 and quote ‘CLUB‘. Tours must be booked by 5pm on Wednesday 14th January and are subject to availability.

Basil Hayden & Booker’s at K&L California – American Whiskey News

Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon (750ml) $54.99 View

Booker’s “Beaten Biscuits 2019-4” Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $59.99 View

Email: wine@klwines.com
Phone: (877) KL-WINES (Toll Free 877.559.4637)
K&L Wine Merchants 3005 El Camino Real Redwood City, CA 94061 USA
San Francisco, Redwood City, Hollywood CA

The Sleeper of the Season—A 23 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt for Only $119.99 at K&L California – Scotch Whisky News

A Best-Ever Rendition of an Oft-Overlooked Single Malt
Allt-a-Bhainne 23 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml). ($119.99)
“If you’re going to ever try an Allt-A-Bhainne this is one of the best we’ll ever have.”
— David Othenin-Girard, K&L SoCal Spirits Buyer

While the name Allt-a-Bhainne might be unfamiliar to many, there are plenty of reasons it should make the shortlist for any and every Scotch drinker. This delightful 23-year-old rendition is among the best we’ve had, delivering a malt-forward experience that’s engaging from start to end. Its time in barrel has done wonders for this single malt, adding a compelling array of vanilla and woodsy flavors that act as a perfect counterpoint to this dram’s citrus and grassy flavors. There’s no mistaking its Speyside roots, and it is one of the finer examples we’ve encountered this season. Given its impressive age statement, we’d normally expect to pay upwards of $300 for a whisky of this caliber, but as part of our direct-import program, we have it for a mere fraction of that. We’ve seen no shortage of excellent Scotches this season, but for those looking to branch out and experience something new, this cask strength blockbuster is well worth the price of admission.

Allt-a-Bhainne 23 Year Old “Old Particular” K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml). ($119.99)

A workhorse distillery in Speyside, Allt-a-Bhainne was originally built in 1975 to produce a light and fruity malt for Seagram’s blending purposes. In 2001 the distillery was acquired by Pernod Ricard and folded into the Chivas portfolio. Mothballed for a time in the early 2000s after the sale, the distillery has been operating at full capacity since 2005 as we’ve seen everything about Scotch boom. Distilled in 1995, this cask comes from the era when Seagram’s was operating at the top of their game as the largest beverage company in the world, shortly before they imploded. Despite its 23 years in a refill hogshead cask, it’s a very malt-forward spirit. The bright fruit and gentle malt notes take over the glass. It’s on the palate where the extended aging really shows. A broad and luscious texture is the giveaway. In the 2019 whisky landscape, it can be hard to find an 18 year old Scotch at this price point, let alone a 23 year old single cask at full strength.

David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 22, 2019

There’s no question that this malt will be the sleeper of the season. Allt-A-Bhainne has no particular following and even the most experienced single malt drinker would be hard pressed to give you an intelligent explanation of the distillery profile. So since it’s just a bit more expensive than the rest of the offer and maybe less obvious, it will be overlooked by many. Nonetheless there’s a lot to love about this little whisky. The style is very pretty—unlike some versions of Allt-A which can be funky and mealy, this is like pure Poire Williams eau-de-vie. Pointed and angular in the best way, it’s also showing some herbs, lemon peel, quince and grass. On the palate, it’s medium bodied with clean crystal malt and some pepper, but after water it really opens up. Bright stone fruit, mint, sweet grains, green apples and pastries. If you’re going to ever try an Allt-A-Bhainne, this is one of the best we’ll ever have.

Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 23, 2019

Light, bright, and fruity! Allt-A-Bhainne is part of the foundation of the Chivas Regal blend, but it really shines on its own. This Speyside single malt is quite estery with tons of fresh aromas and flavors. Lemonhead candies, peach, and cherry hit me first, followed by some buttery vanilla wafer cookies and clove. There’s also some nice pine forest notes in the background. On the palate, spice cuts through the fruit and comes in waves, combining with a cocoa element that reminds me of mole chocolate. There’s great oak, cedar, and pine wood flavors that blend nicely with the bolder spice, then cooling menthol.

Jackson Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 21, 2019

Baked green apples wafted from the glass as I gave it time to rest in the glass before delving in. Upon closer inspection I discovered sweet notes of treacle toffee and peach skin, which was complemented nicely by a freshness, like pool water, but slightly less chemical. The palate continued with the sweet theme, with pencil shavings, cocoa powder, white nectarine, jasmine tea, and salt water taffy. The texture was soft, not quite oily, but most definitely pleasant. On the finish the sweet note finally made its exit, while leaving way for a fresh apricot note; too easy to drink.

Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 15, 2019

This 23 year old is alive and expressive. The nose is very pretty with sweet honey and malt aromas. In the mouth it is light with wax, malt and subtle spice notes. With water, in the mouth it is pure with the same flavors as above but they are more subtle and complex. There is also a wonderfully nice mouth feel and in the nose pretty wax aromas.


Loch Fyne Whiskies “Pre-order Octomore 10.4 Dialogos Virgin Oak!” – Scotch Whisky News

Pre-order Octomore 10.4 Dialogos Virgin Oak

Limited to 12,000 bottles worldwide, the incredible Octomore 10.4 Dialogos is here!

Distilled in 2016 from the previous year’s harvest, this 3-year-old from Bruichladdich’s Octomore range is part of the Dialogos series that aims to dispel the idea that Octomore is all about its PPM.

Distilled from Scottish Concerto barley and peated to 88ppm (still super heavily peated but nowhere near the heights of past Octomore releases), this edition has been matured in just 28 virgin Limousin oak casks. This release is the youngest from Octomore, but perhaps one of the most impressive.

70cl / 63.5% abv


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The Whisky Shop “Personalise your bottle!” 🖋️🥃 – Scotch Whisky News

Personalise Your Whisky! 🥃🖋

Our personalisation range is now bigger than ever! Perfect as a gift or to mark any special occasion, this is your opportunity to personalise a bottle with a thoughtful, hand-engraved message, ensuring the bottle lasts much longer than the whisky!


Scotch Malt Whisky Society January Outturn: Braw beasties – Scotch Whisky News

New year, new adventures! Excite the senses with our fresh batch of beautifully bold whiskies, including three celebratory 2020 Burns bottlings.

To kick off the year and pay our respects to our national poet, we’ve selected three cracking casks – all from the Highland region, all matured in first-fill hogsheads, all from 2007 – but across three different flavour profiles. They’d be perfect to go with each stage of your Burns Supper at the end of January. Go online to discover more, you’ll find our guide to hosting your own Burns Supper on our website too.


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Leith EH6 6BZ

Contact: sales@smws.com or call 0131 555 2929 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm). Visit the Society at here for membership information

This is your chance to join and to take advantage of their great offers!

Spot the SMWS bottles in this amusing You Tube video


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