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Chinese whisky

30th
Mar. × ’11

Maltinchina has been continuously under the impression that whisky has NEVER BEEN PRODUCED IN CHINA. It turns out this is not true. After talking last night to Raymond Li of Beijing’s Single Malt Club it seems that whisky was produced a long time ago in Qingdao by the same company that produces Qingdao beer. Some […]

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Happy New Year

3rd
Jan. × ’11

2011, may it be a wonderful year for everyone. MaltInChina took off to the Swiss Alps for a family holiday. Much snow, board games and of course some whisky made it a great start to the year.

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WSJ blogs about the China Whisky Market

23rd
Nov. × ’10

China’s New Drink: Single-Malt Scotch Note the quote from Bowmore’s regional sales manager: “There are very few old-aged casks left to bottle” This is true not only for Bowmore but for most Scottish distilleries. Looks like the market for old spirit will continue to be strong, and those independent bottlers that are sitting on large […]

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UK & China agree over Scotch

23rd
Nov. × ’10

China and the UK have announced an agreement to ensure that only whisky produced in Scotland can be labeled ‘Scotch’.

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Amilal – another great whisky hangout in Gulou

23rd
Nov. × ’10

More evidence that whisky is not all about high-end bars and expensive prices.

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Can whisky save the UK?

16th
Sep. × ’10

With whisky exports counting for 25% of UK food and beverage exports. This NPR podcast looks at the whisky industry and whether it will be able to continue to grow while the rest of the economy still faces stagnation. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129545923

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Malt in China returns, with a Lagavulin 16yo

9th
Aug. × ’10

Over half a year since the last entry – you’d think that there had been nothing to report on the whisky scene in China. Couldn’t be further from the truth, however laozi has been busy traveling between Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hong Kong. Some good whiskys along the way, but too little note taking…. […]

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Wed 13 Jan - Club Glen whisky pairing dinner 威士忌品酒品菜活动在Club Glen

13th
Jan. × ’10

在三里屯南路去年开的Glen是北京的一个专门的吧。现在Glen的老板香港人Wilfred Kwok开了一个全新的酒吧叫Club Glen。 Club Glen是一个私人的酒吧,所以如果你要加入需要花几万块钱。当然这样会保证只一些高等的威士忌爱好者可以来。加入的价钱不少但是也包括几万块钱的费用。谁知道这个美丽的城市有钱的威士忌爱好者!无论如何今天晚上在Club Glen有一个特色的品酒品菜活动让大家来阅历这个各别的聚氯步。明天MiC给同学们介绍一下这个活动的结果。

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Beijing Single Malt Club holds Laphroiag dating night

4th
Jan. × ’10

One for all the eligible batchelors and batchelorettes in Beijing, the Single Malt Club in Wangjing is holding it’s first ‘Thursday Dating’ event of 2010 on the 7th of January. The event will focus on four vintages from the Laphroaig distillery. The Single Malt Club has been running a wholesale and retail business for International […]

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Og-Mhadainn/h’ og maidne (or Happy New Year!)

4th
Jan. × ’10

So, the start of a new decade and maltinchina is contemplating what the next ten years will bring for the whisky industry in China. Let’s take a quick look back…. 2000 – Spirits tariffs are 100% 2001 – Scotch whisky sales in China are $2 million. China joins the WTO and import duty on spirits […]

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