22 November 2023
Our low-down from the Lowlands
Renewing the love of Scotland – and its distilleries
Blended whiskies account for around 85% of overall whisky sales – in 1980 that figure was 99%, so the past forty years have been great for the single-malt market.
Keeping an ear close to the ground
Spending some time in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas was a great opportunity to get to know more businesses involved in bottling and storing whisky, including bonded warehouses that will afford MacInnes' and its investors the potential to visit, even sample, their own whisky.
For a Scottish whisky to be called Scotch when it's bottled, the whisky must remain stored in Scotland for the entire maturation period. Moreover, unless a cask owner is prepared to pay duty before the whisky has matured, let alone be ready for sale in bottles, the cask needs to remain in a bonded warehouse.
We're looking forward to building this opportunity in the coming months so that 2024 can present an even greater opportunity for clients wishing to fully appreciate the tangible nature of their whisky investment.
Constructing the perfect experience
Squeezing even more into their few short days, Jon and Ben met with travel and experience partners. Neil, pictured, runs a business that presents its clients with 'money can't (usually) buy' trips. They reported it was great to hear how the world of whisky compels whisky lovers of all budgets to experience Scotland and its distilleries in such varied ways.
To hear more about the trip, or to discuss the new casks added to our stocks, send us an email to set-up an appointment, either in person or by telephone. You can also telephone the team on 0207 100 7321.
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