The biggest spirits stories of 2018

Jaw-dropping auction prices, ambitious expansion plans and punitive Bourbon tariffs made for a dramatic year in the spirits world – we look back at the biggest stories to shake the sector in 2018. Last year, the US found itself embroiled in numerous trade wars, which began in March when US president Donald Trump revealed plans to impose a 25% import duty on steel and a 10% import duty on aluminium. The UK also hit headlines…

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Last Drop Distillers launches 1982 Bourbon

Rare spirits bottler The Last Drop Distillers has released only 44 bottles of a 1982 Bourbon sourced from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Of the 44 bottles released globally, 25 will be made available in the US from Fine Spirits and Wine Merchants at an RRP of US$4,000 per 750ml. It has been bottled at 45% abv. As with all Last Drop releases, the Bourbon comes with a 50ml miniature and a tasting book. The Bourbon…

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