Chivas, the blended scotch whisky brand, is to sponsor the world’s biggest football club brand, Manchester United, in a three-year global partnership deal.

Whyte & Mackay has unveiled an updated range and global re-launch from its Fettercairn distillery, which is situated in the foothills of the Cairngorm mountains.

William Grant & Sons has appointed Enda O’Sullivan as managing director to Latin America, overseeing the hoped for growth of the company’s brand portfolio. 

India comes in from the cold

02 February, 2018

Indian whisky producers are becoming increasingly confident as drinkers recognise the spirits for their quality. now, says Dominic Roskrow, they’re set to take the next step up.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has renewed its collective trademarks ‘Scotch Whisky’ and its translation ‘苏格兰威士忌’ in China until November 2028. So, Scotch Whisky is officially protected from locally produced copies for a further 10 years.

Brands Report: World Whisky

05 January, 2018

With Irish Whiskey stripped out, other countries get a chance to shine. Hamish Smith does the maths

It’s whisky week

29 November, 2017

Last week, Distell announced that its Bain's Cape Mountain single grain whisky (40% abv), has gone global. So now we have a whisky form South Africa to join the slew of whisky alternatives to good old scotch.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail is running a major whisky campaign at six airports in four countries across the Asia Pacific & Middle East region to celebrate the Diwali festive period.

India, along with China, is a huge opportunity for spirits brands, according to two senior Pernod Ricard executives.

Diageo has announced that Port Ellen and Brora, two of its ‘lost’ distilleries, are to be brought back into production.

Following its move into sunglasses made from staves from its whisky casks, Glenmorangie, has now moved into bicycles - also made from whisky cask staves.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is calling on politicians to give the scotch whisky industry the support it needs to ensure it remains a ‘great British success story’.

The European Uinion and Japan have today (July 6) reached a political agreement on a new free trade agreement, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

Scottish whisky distiller William Grant & Sons has bought Tuthilltown Spirits in New York state to expand its whisky portfolio into the US for the first time.

The whisky industry has reacted with shock and sadness at the death of whisky expert Dr Jim Swan, a Scotsman who helped to establish new and innovative distilleries across the word.

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

Bacalta is Glenmorangie’s eighth and latest annual release in its Private Edition range.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for a 2% cut in excise duty in its budget submission to the UK government’s Treasury.

Lagavulin distillery’s year-long 200th anniversary celebrations conclude with the sale of 520 bottles of a special limited edition 1991 expression, which will be sold via a special ballot.

Chivas Regal Ultis is Pernod Ricard's first-ever blended malt scotch whisky under the Chivas brand and its entry point to the prestige scotch whisky category.

William Grant & Sons has reported a record profit after tax of £147.4m*, an increase of 8.9% year-on-year.

Diageo has released a limited edition Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish as the first release from its experimental Blenders’ Batch series.

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced a new scotch whisky blending team with new roles for its master blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop.

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has been shortlisted at the Courier Business Awards in the tourism, leisure and hospitality business of the year category.

The David Beckham endorsed Haig Club single grain whisky brand has been expanded to include a new variant, Clubman.

Chivas’ Regal's global brand ambassador, Max Warner, has been has been named the Best International Brand Ambassador at the Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards.

Keep Walking Colombia is a new documentary film by the makers of scotch whisky Johnnie Walker in association with Bogotá’s Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO).

The Scotch whisky Association has emphasised its commitment to working with the Scottish government to the benefit of the wider Scottish economy.

Diageo has launched a special limited edition bottling of Lagavulin Eight Year Old in honour of Britain’s most famous Victorian whisky writer, Alfred Barnard.

Scotch whisky exports reached £3.86 billion in customs value last year, according to a Scotch Whisky Association analysis published today (May 17).

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts has released six new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 35 years old.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first ‘The Singleton Sensorium’ in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first The Singleton Sensorium in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. 

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is launching Project Flavour Behaviour events across the world on World Whisky Day, Saturday 21 May 2016. 

The Isle of Arran Distillers has submitted its final application for a proposed second site on the island as it continues to grow in size and popularity.

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has appointed two volunteer directors to join the board for the 17th edition of the event this month. 

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that Alan Park has been promoted to director of legal affairs. 

New Edrington HQ

18 April, 2016

Leading scotch whisky producer Edrington, has today announced plans to move to a new HQ in central Glasgow in 2017.

Distell has announced the appointment of Angus Upton as its global brand ambassador for its single malts portfolio.

Pick of the Launches

04 April, 2016

Here is the pick of the launches from last month, as featured in Drinks International Magazine April edition.

Glenmorangie claims to have introduced the world’s first scotch whisky sunglasses.

Scotch Whisky has been recognised as a ‘geographical indication’ (GI) in Mozambique.

Scotch whisky has recognised the advantages of trading with Latin America and, in particular, targeting its growing middle class population.

Glenturret Distillery has announced that Douglas Laing is its European distributor for Glenturret single malt scotch whisky.

The Last Drop Distillers has announced the appointment of Mike Keiller to its team of board of directors.

on 15 January, 2016

Light, floral, sweet and fruity aren’t the first words that spring to mind when it comes to describing the city of Glasgow.

William Grant & Sons has announced that chief executive, Stella David, is stepping down.

on 17 December, 2015

So here we are again. At the back end of the year in the make or break season that will decide what sort of year our pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants are going to look back upon.

The SWA opens London office

03 December, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) opens its London office today (December 3).

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