The group of New York hedge fund managers combining with Blackwood Distillers to set up the first online whisky platform could be extended to other makers of malt whisky, says City Diary, in The Times. The platform will allow traders and customers to buy and sell options on the premium malt to be produced in future by what is the only distillery in the Shetlands. City Diary says it is a touch speculation and suspects the first Shetland malt will not be made until next April and will not be ready for three years after that. The Times 29/04/06 page 69 (City Diary)