Whisky Exchange’s Singh brothers on 20 years of success

As groundbreaking company The Whisky Exchange celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the indefatigable founders Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh tell The Spirits Business about their past – and their future. *This feature was originally published in the October 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Since its inception, The Whisky Exchange was always going to be a family affair – but its creation was never intentional. “It was never the plan. Completely accidental,” says Sukhinder Singh,…

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Amazon moves into spirits with Tovess brand

Online retailer Amazon has released Tovess Single Batch Crafted Dry Gin, the first expression in a new line of spirits. Tovess Single Batch Crafted Dry Gin is the retail giant’s first spirit and will be available to buy exclusively through Amazon. According to Amazon, the Tovess brand is “dedicated to curating expertly distilled spirits from around the world”. Tovess was based on a traditional London Dry gin and is made at a distillery on the outskirts…

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Master of Malt investigates data hack

Online retailer Master of Malt has warned of a “potential breach” of customer data after its email marketing provider was hacked. In a letter to customers, Master of Malt managing director Tom McGuinness said some of its customer names and email addresses may have been accessed overnight via its Mailchimp account, which the company uses to manage its email list. McGuinness reassured customers that “no other personal data of any sort has been compromised”, and…

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Confessions of a retailer: HK Liquor Store

HK Liquor Store co-­founder Zachary Chan discusses spirits sales in the Hong Kong market. When did HK Liquor Store open? We started as an online store in 2012, and opened our first physical location in July 2017. Our second opened in November 2017, and our third and largest will open this year. How has the business changed in the past six years? Trends in drinks are constantly evolving, and we have had to change with…

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