The spirits trends to watch in 2018

2nd January, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

Scotch whisky

In 2017, two pieces of news shocked the Scotch world – Diageo set in motion plans to restart production at Port Ellen and Brora, and Ian Macleod Distillers purchased Rosebank, with a plan to do the same thing. Will more sleeping giants be reawakened in 2018?

Lowland distilleries often seem overshadowed by their Speyside, Islay and Highland cousins (not so much Campbeltown). However, the region has been given a new lease of life, with a number of new distilleries opening or in the planning stages.

Expect to see more distilleries experimenting with flavours that do not adhere to their traditional regional taste profiles.

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