Battle of the bottles: do spirits have a place at the Christmas table? Yea

In the spirit of Christmas, we have pitched two heavyweights against each other, both attempting to defend the place for their bottles in your festive spread. Here Ronnie Cox – Brands Heritage Director for the spirits side of our business – traces the changing face of the spirits drinker, and praises the wonders of whisky. […]

A bard day’s night

Ronnie Cox, our Brands Heritage Director and an ambassador for The Glenrothes considers the drams worthy of toasting the fêted Scottish poet come Burns Night There are reputedly more statues of Rabbie Burns around the world than there are of William Shakespeare; the cause of this is undoubtedly the courage of Scots in leaving their country […]

How to collect whisky – part two

Our spirits specialist Ronnie Cox lays bare the criteria required for creating bottled whiskies that will strike a chord with collectors – and the distilleries getting it right The Glenrothes produces vintages (not the standard 12-, 15- and 21-year-old versions) which makes it immediately collectible. It has a growing number of aficionados, some of whom […]

How to collect whisky – part one

Ronnie Cox, our eminent Brands Heritage Director of 25 years and an ambassador for The Glenrothes – separates the fact from the fiction in his appraisal of the whisky collectors’ market The earliest fatherly investment advice I received was the true story of my great grandfather who purchased shares in a gold mine in the […]