• What Was the ‘Whisky Loch' of the 1980s?

    4 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    With today's loyal patrons and cult collectors, it's hard to imagine a time when the Scotch whisky industry wasn't booming. But in the mid-1980s, that was exactly the case.
    While the cast of “Cheers” may have been hamming it up on screen, the ‘80s was a dismal era for whisky and, more specifically, Scotch whisky. During this time, the industry suffered greatly from the seesaw-like effects of overproduction and declining demand - a problem that ultimately led to the closure of several prominent distilleries.
    These dark days of whisky are often politely described as an industry-wide excess...
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