1855 Classification

Japanese whisky the ‘first growth’ of spirits

Rickesh Kishnani, head of Platinum Wines and the Whisky Investment Fund has said that Japanese whisky is the “first growth” of spirits due to an overwhelming demand from Chinese collectors.

Use of ‘1855’ restricted by EU

The year '1855' has been officially recognised as a "traditional term" by the EU, meaning companies are no longer allowed to use it as or in their name.

‘Too late’ to change 1855 classification

It is “too late” to update Bordeaux’s famous 1855 classification of Grand Cru Classé estates, according to one key player in the region.

Bordelais abandon UNESCO campaign

Bordeaux’s Médoc crus classés producers have reportedly called a halt to their campaign to have the 1855 Classification recognised by UNESCO.

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