Aidan wrote:Am I right in thinking that there's more and more and more and more independents? What does this mean for whisky?
I am not sure that there are more and more independent bottlers.
There are more and more companies individuals and agents that jump onto a fast moving band waggon.
Many try to make a profit in the booming times whisky experiences at the moment.
But ask Mr. Mountcharles he will tell you about the perspectives of independent whiskey bottling.http://www.drogheda-independent.ie/news ... 84147.html
At the moment it means lots of money being moved in the whisky business.
But already you hear that IBs have problems in getting good casks of whisky or casks of whisky at all for independent bottling.
If you are right and there are more and more IBs then it means problems for this sector.
The sources have to be spread further apart and procurement might get difficult.
Never water another man's whisky.