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Luxury Life: The coming of age for spirits

Spirits can prove to be a good investment, according to our resident wine and spirits expert

19th June, 2016
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Dave Quinn, master of whiskey science at the Midleton distillery in Cork

Up until a decade or so ago, the world of spirits was divided very neatly into brown and white.

The latter, spirits such as vodka, gin and various kinds of local distillates such as grappa or poitín, were considered a monolithic block – solidly dear in many cases, but in no way premium or worthy of the attention of collectors.

By contrast, the brown spirits – Cognac, whiskey, bourbon, Armagnac and some aged...

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