A bottle of Yamazaki single malt has broken the auction record for Japanese whisky, selling for  HK$2,337,000 (US $298,850) on January 27.

UK demand for premium Japanese whisky has led to a 232% increase in sales in 2017 for BI, a fine wine and spirits merchant, while the average price per bottle has risen 65% in 12 months to £450.

This year the World Whisk(e)y charts aren’t dominated by the usual suspects.

Beam Suntory has announced that it will begin distribution of the Suntory Japanese and scotch whiskies and Midori liqueur in the US and Germany beginning July 1.

Whisk(e)y is the subject of today's edition of the Brands Report, a spin-off survey from The World's 50 Best Bars.

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Philip Duff

Make safety sexy

It was the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ annual dinner at the Lord Mayor of London’s residence Mansion House a few weeks ago, and as a junior member of the Gin Guild I was permitted to attend, provided I promised not to pinch any silverware and did a little light sweeping afterwards.

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