The big news item to take note of as this edition of The Whiskey Wash News Round Up is published impacts those who might want to sell their collectible whiskies at auction in the U.S. Bonhams, which ran one of the only whiskey dedicated auctions domestically, has ceased operations in this area due to profitability issues. They may try another one next year, but there are no guarantees. In the meanwhile, there are some alternatives you may consider if you are still looking to put bottles to auction.
- Bourbon definitely just doesn’t come from Kentucky, as at least one distiller from Texas shows.
- Want to learn even more about Garrison Brothers after reading the story from the previous link? Here you go.
- Another Scottish distillery is expanding its warehouse capacity in order to meet rising demand for aged whisky.
- Wonder what are some of the best Irish whiskies at the moment? The recent 2014 Irish Whiskey Masters judging will help you figure that out.
- Behind every good whiskey distillery is the equipment makers that provide the gear to make the liquor you drink. One of these happens to craft in-demand copper distilling equipment.
- Do you think blended Scotch is nothing compared to single malts? One writer argues you shouldn’t.
- A rare 50-year-old Japanese single malt whisky just sold for over $33,000 at auction. Other lots in the same auction amounted to total sales there were damm impressive.
- Looking for some advice on finding whiskies that will hold their value should you want to resell them somewhere? Here’s some advice on that.