Over the last ten to fifteen years it is fair to say that single malt whisky has boomed and particularly in Australia. Tasmania, that had no distilleries 20 years ago, 9 by 2004 and over 35 at last count (2020) with even more coming online. While this is extreme growth, we have also seen the growth of whisky in many other regions such as America, India and Asia. In Japan, who was second to Scotland in whisky production a few years ago, demand has outstripped supply and it is almost impossible to get (or ridiculously expensive). Scottish distilleries that had previously closed have opened back up.
But for us here at the Single Malt Whisky Club, this is fantastic news as it allows us so many options, types and supply for us to deliver to our members. Whether it is an established distillery or a start-up and no matter the country we can review and asses it and if exceptional pass it on to our members. The world of whisky has never been better.