With 28 malt whisky distilleries and two grain whisky distilleries in Scotland, Diageo almost always has something going on. Nick Morgan, Ph.D. is head of whisky outreach for the world’s largest whisky producer, and we sat down in New York City this week with drams of Talisker Storm to discuss the malt’s U.S. debut, this year’s special releases, and more for this week’s WhiskyCast In-Depth segment. In the news, plans for another malt distillery in Scotland are getting clearer, Arran releases its Millennium Casks, and WhistlePig unleashes The Boss Hog. We’ll also hear WhiskyCast listeners venting their frustrations (and singing their praises) in this week’s Your Voice.
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Re NAS whiskies:
I have nothing against age or no-age in terms of quality of the whisky.
However, it’s said to see the the new NAS expressions are not added to the porfolio, they replace it. And soon after they reach the same price!
So, with my deepest respect, it’s clearly driven by Finance departments of the distillers to improve their margins!