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

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with the Glenallachie Consortium, comprising Billy Walker, Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage, for the sale of the Scottish distillery Glenallachie.

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.

The Scotch Whisky Association’s chief executive Karen Betts, said: “It’s very encouraging to see growth in the Scottish economy in the first quarter of the year, and the substantial contribution scotch whisky has made to that.

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.

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.

Diageo has announced the launch of International Scotch Day, Friday February 10.

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.

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that scotch whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Taiwan, giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes.

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’s Whiskey Union team is about to launch a third new whiskey – Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey.

The Balvenie’s malt master, David Stewart, has been awarded an MBE for services to the Scotch whisky industry at a ceremony in The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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).

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 Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has bought the BenRiach Distillery Company Limited for approximately £285 million.

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.

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

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

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers has declared a strategy to take on its competitors in the centre ground of the Scotch whisky market.

anCnoc Highland single malt scotch whisky is part of the portfolio, and is produced at Knockdhu Distillery

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.

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

The SWA opens London office

03 December, 2015

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

The Johnnie Walker team has unveiled the 2016 edition of its John Walker & Sons Private Collection.

Diageo has outlined its Scotch category growth strategy at its investor conference in New York.

The scotch whisky industry is in a positive frame mind and expects a return to growth, despite recent twists and turns.

Ballantine's space glass

08 September, 2015

The Ballantine’s team at Chivas Brothers has instigated the design of a especially designed drinking vessel for drinking whisky in space.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has unveiled a new look John Walker & Sons XR 21 Year Old blended scotch whisky, in a 1-litre edition exclusive to travel retail. 

New Deveron expressions

03 September, 2015

John Dewar & Sons has announced the release of new expressions of its Deveron single malt scotch whisky.

Single malt whisky distilling is poised to return to Scotland’s capital after a 90 year absence, according to reports.

John Dewar & Sons has announced three new Royal Brackla expressions, a 12, 16 and 21 year old.

The Rothes CoRDe, part-owned by the Combination of Rothes Distillers, is a facility that is said to produce enough energy to power entire communities of neighbouring distilleries.

Bladnoch Distillery has appointed Ian Macmillan, former head of distilleries and master blender with Burn Stewart Distillers, as its master distiller and blender.

The Macallan single malt scotch whisky is taking over a London venue to create ‘The World of The Macallan'.

Scotch whisky exports declined 7% to £3.95 billion in 2014, according to figures from the UK government’s HM Revenue and Customs published today (1 April).

Old Pulteney has announced a partnership to raise funds for the maritime charity, The Mission to Seafarers.

The scotch whisky industry, adds almost £5 billion in value every year to the UK economy, according to a report commissioned by the Scotch Whisky Association.

Bacardí has unveiled a new range of proprietary bottlings from its John Dewar & Sons’ Aultmore distillery. 

The 2015 edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection was unveiled in London yesterday (December 9).

Johnnie Walker is today (Dec 4) staging a driving spectacular in Edinburgh with some Formula 1 stars to encourage people to never drink and drive.

Edrington has marked the official start of works on its £100 million distillery and visitor centre for its The Macallan single malt scotch whisky brand.

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed Pierre Pringuet, CEO of Pernod Ricard, as its new chairman.

Michael Owen, the former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United and England striker is the latest footballer to sign up to a scotch whisky.

Diageo has unveiled this year’s Special Release scotch whiskies.

Football legend and global fashion icon, David Beckham, was in Cannes last Tuesday (October 28) for the the TFWA exhibition to promote Diageo’s new single grain scotch whisky, Haig Club.

Beam Suntory has launched a collection of whiskies from its Scottish and Irish distilleries.

The Explorers Club has announced that it has come to a settlement with Diageo over the use of its name in regard to the global number one scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker.

Exports of scotch in the first half of the year were £1.77 billion, down 11% from £1.99bn in the same period of 2013, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

SWA welcomes stability

19 September, 2014

Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost has welcomed stability following the Scottish vote in favour of staying in the United Kingdom.

Rabobank, the Dutch-based cooperative food and agricultural bank, believes the short term impact on the scotch whisky industry will be negative.

Diageo Global Travel has announced the opening of two Johnnie Walker House retail showcase stores in travel retail – one in Mumbai, India and another in Taipei, Taiwan.

Edrington and the Kyndal Group have announced a 50:50 joint venture to bottle, distribute and market Cutty Sark scotch whisky in India.

William Grant & Sons has appointed Kevin Abrook, currently global marketing manager innovation for whisky as its first ever global whisky specialist, innovation.

Leading academic Professor Dame Joan K Stringer DBE FRSE is the new independent chairperson of the Scotch Whisky Action Fund, set up last year by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to tackle alcohol-related harm.

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new Glenfiddich expression.

Beam Suntory has announced that it will begin distribution of the Suntory Japanese and scotch whiskies and Midori liqueur in the US and Germany beginning July 1.

on 30 May, 2014

Another one of those low key informal briefings this time revolving around the new Johnnie Walker expression: John Walker Private Collection 2014. As has become customary, held in London’s Soho, officiated over by Diageo’s head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan and in the hot seat a jet and train-lagged master distiller, Jim Beveridge.

on 30 May, 2014

SWA to visit Mexico

30 May, 2014

Senior representatives of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) are visiting Mexico next week (June 4-7) to promote the industry and to sign an agreement with the regulatory body for tequila.

on 27 May, 2014

As the Scottish referendum looms, Patience Gould ponders the possible fate of the scotch whisky industry if EU membership is lost

Diageo has announced special cask strength bottlings of Lagavulin and Caol Ila for this year’s Islay Festival of Malt & Music.

Drambuie up for sale

22 May, 2014

Drambuie the scotch whisky liqueur is up for sale, according to the Financial Times newspaper.

The Philippines-based Alliance Global Group drinks group which owns the Emperador brand, has bought Whyte & Mackay US$726 million, including debt, according to unconfirmed reports.

Edrington has announced that the £250,000 investment in the visitor facilities at the Famous Grouse Experience at its Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s most visited distillery, in Crieff, has been completed.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the launch of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection by Walker's master blender Jim Beveridge.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has appointed Marussia Beverages RUS to distribute The Glenrothes Speyside Single Malt scotch whisky, No. 3 London Dry gin, The King’s Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from June 1.

Edrington has announced the establishment of Edrington Americas, a wholly-owned sales, marketing and distribution company for the US.

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced it is expanding The Glenlivet Nàdurra brand.

Pernod Ricard’s net sales for the first nine months of the 2013/14 financial year totalled €6,186 million – down 7% on the same period last year. The company says the results are in line with the first half-year and sales were stable excluding foreign exchange and group structure effects.

Scotch whisky exports grew in 2013 according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

The Diego Zamora group has appointed Matthew Turner as its global brand director for Licor 43.

Diageo has been named Distiller of the Year 2014 by Whisky Magazine.

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by 3% last year.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) and the World Duty Free Group have opened an “exclusive concept store” in the departures concourse of London Heathrow Terminal 4, for Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Selection, a major global marketing initiative that GTME says represents one of Diageo’s most significant investments in travel retail.

Chivas Brothers has launched a major international bartender competition called Chivas Masters.

William Grant & Sons has announced at international memorial services in New York and Scotland and a special expression, for Charles Grant Gordon, the man who gave the world Glenfiddich Scotch whisky.

on 18 February, 2014

The Pernod Ricard team were in London today (February 18) to flesh on the bones for their half year interim results which were announced last week.

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits announced the release of the second in its series of single cask bottlings of The Glenrothes from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Pernod results

13 February, 2014

Pernod Ricard has reported net sales for the first semester of 2013/14 totalled €4.57 million.

Diageo, the world’s largest premium spirits company and the largest producer of Scotch whisky, has launched an initiative to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whisk(e)y from around the world.

on 31 January, 2014

Playing the numbers game Diageo’s interim results for the six months to December 31 which were reported yesterday (January 30), make bleak reading.

William Grant & Sons has launched a scholarship to honour Ian Murray, its former prestige retail manager, who died last year after a short illness.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Diageo’s best selling blended Scotch whisky brand and Alfred Dunhill have joined forces to create the ‘Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Alfred Dunhill Travel Retail exclusive gift pack’.

Diageo has announced plans for a £30 million expansion of its Clynelish distillery in Sutherland.

It has just been announced that Charles Gordon, life president of William Grant & Sons, died in New York at the weekend. He was 86.

Bell joins Diageo

18 December, 2013

Diageo has announced that Georgie Bell, currently global ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, will join Diageo next month (January) as a global brand ambassador, focusing on the promotion of its new range of Mortlach single malt scotch which will be launched next year (2014).

on 10 December, 2013

A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.

Adnams, best known as an English regional brewer, is about to launch its first ever whiskies.

Ballantine's does a Brazilian

03 December, 2013

Ballantine’s Brasil is the name of a new lime-infused spirit drink, from the Chivas Brothers scotch and premium gin divisions of Pernod Ricard.

La Martinquaise, the French spirits group, has announced that WS Karoulias, one of the leading spirits distribution companies in Greece, will be the exclusive distributor of its Label 5 scotch whisky in Greece.

Kilchoman’s new warehouse

15 November, 2013

Islay’s independent farm distillery, Kilchoman, has built a new warehouse to hold more than 10,000 casks.

The Macallan and French crystal maker, Lalique, unveiled their latest special decanter in the Six Pillars Collection at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes today (October 22).

Diageo has announced a new marketing campaign for its scotch whisky blend, Johnnie Walker, that will amount to a £7.2 million spend.

Black Bottle is relaunched

01 October, 2013

Burn Stewart Distillers has relaunched the premium blended scotch whisky, Black Bottle.

Taghta (“Tuh-ta”, Gaelic for chosen), is name chosen by Glenmorangie’s whisky fans worldwide for a new single malt.

Glenfiddich’s Malt Mastermind competition is moving to Scotland – to Dufftown the home of the world’s number one single malt scotch whisky

Scotch by rail

13 September, 2013

A trial is being launched to deliver Scotch whisky by train from Speyside to central Scotland in a bid to cut road journeys and emissions.

The Scotch Whisky Association has responded to reports today (July 25) that there is major opposition from several European countries to Scotland’s yet to be enacted law a minimum price for a unit of alcohol.

Laurent Lacassagne has this week (W/C July 8) become chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard.

The rare and special bottle of The Macallan Select Reserve, donated by Maxxium UK, sold for £4,400 at the Masterpiece Midsummer Party Auction and will benefit Marie Curie Cancer Care; a charity that cares for terminally ill patients and their families. 

The rare and special bottle of The Macallan Select Reserve, donated by Maxxium UK, sold for £4,400 at the Masterpiece Midsummer Party Auction and will benefit Marie Curie Cancer Care; a charity that cares for terminally ill patients and their families. 

on 20 June, 2013

You don’t often go to a whisky tasting and get given raspberry sorbet, half way through.  Sniffing strawberry and getting a vanilla stick stuck up your nose, isn’t common either.

Chivas Brothers' Speyside distillery, Glen Keith, has re-opened, having been closed, or silent, since 1999.

J & G Grant, owners of the Glenfarclas distillery, has appointed George Grant to its board of directors.

Wemyss, owner of independent bottler Wemyss Malts and blended malt whiskies such as The Spice King, The Peat Chimney and The Hive, has announced that final planning permission has now been granted for its new single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) exhibition, Scotch Whisky: From Grain to Glass, has opened in the Glasgow.

on 29 May, 2013

Standing listening last night to The Macallan’s brand ambassador, Joy Elliot, who was conducting a tasting of the new 1824 Series at the Whisky Shop in London’s Piccadilly, I could not resist a feeling of déjà vu.

The winner of the London heat of the Lillet Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition, which was held at Bar Américain, Brasserie Zédel yesterday (May 8), was Calum Anderson from The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire with his cocktail 'Rhuby Summers'.

on 09 May, 2013

I went to two whisky launches yesterday (May 8) – Bacardi’s Glen Deveron, the Royal Burgh Collection and Pernod Ricard/Chivas Brothers’ The Glenlivet Alpha. Both interesting for different reasons and very much a case of ‘chalk & cheese’ when it comes to the brand and what they are doing with it.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail (BGTR) has launched a Highland single malt Scotch whisky collection exclusive to travel retailers, World Duty Free.

Patience Gould checks out the latest state of play in the blended Scotch whisky world – and finds much cause for optimism

on 16 April, 2013

On Monday night I became a ‘Keeper of the Quaich’. For those of you who do not know what that it is, The Keepers of the Quaich is an “exclusive, international community of people recognised for their outstanding commitment to Scotch whisky”.

Diageo has named Teaninich near Alness in the Highlands as the location for its plans to build a new £50 million malt whisky distillery.

Diageo has released the second blend in the Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club range, which is a duty free exclusive.

Bowmore the single malt Scotch whisky from Islay, has launched The Bowmore Water Program.

Glenmorangie has announced the launch of a whisky programme, which will involve its followers in the selection of a new limited edition whisky.

J&G Grant is to release a port cask-matured single malt scotch whisky under the Glenfarclas brand.

Highland Park last night (February 22) unveiled The Warrior Series, which will comprise a range of six single malt whiskies.

William Grant’s Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5 has been voted the ‘Speyside Single Malt of the Year’.

on 14 February, 2013

Last night (February 13) I sat through another Diageo master class on the art of blending and the importance of blended Scotch Whisky to the overall whisky and spirits market.

Whyte & Mackay’s Jura distillery has added a new, limited-edition vintage expression – the 1977.

The Macallan and the French crystal brand, Lalique have launched a a new presentation for The Macallan which is exclusive to a select number of duty free and travel retail outlets in Asia.

The Distilled Spirits Council (Discus), which represents the spirits industry in the US, revealed its 2012 findings in New York this week.

The Famous Grouse, the major scotch whisky blend has announced its continued sponsorship of Scottish Rugby with a new three year sponsorship package as the ‘Official Spirit of Scottish Rugby’.

Diageo has announced shareholders of United Spirits Limited have approved the preferential allotment to Diageo, at a price of INR1440 per share, of new shares amounting to 10% of the post-issue enlarged share capital of USL.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced two trade agreements with Colombia and Peru and its Association Agreement with Central America.

J&G Grant has announced the appointment of Callum Fraser as the new production manager at the Glenfarclas Distillery.

Diageo and Suntory have held talks about bidding $10 billion for American drinks giant, Beam, according to reports in today’s Sunday Telegraph (December 9).

Adnams, best known as a regional English brewer, has previewed two English whiskies which will be launched next year in time for Christmas.

Lee Potter Cavanagh of Mark’s Bar at HIX in London is this year’s Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind.

Diageo has unveiled formally its latest Johnnie Walker expression: The Spice Road, which is only available in duty free stores.

First Drinks has announced the finalists of the Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind cocktail competition.

A major exhibition about scotch whisky, Scotland’s 'national drink', will open on 29 November at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Major scotch exhibition

16 November, 2012

A major exhibition about scotch whisky, Scotland’s national drink, will open on 29 November at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

on 09 November, 2012

India has huge tax tariffs and a labyrinthine bureaucracy. At the moment most Indian whisky drinkers have to raise a second mortgage to get their hands on a decent bottle of scotch...

Diageo plc, United Breweries (Holdings) Limited and United Spirits Limited have announced agreements under which Diageo would acquire a 27.4% stake in USL, the leading spirits company in India.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for further sanctions on producers and distributors of imitation scotch in China.

Sullivans Cove,Tasmania’s  single malt whisky, has been named ‘Southern Hemisphere Whisky of the Year’ in Jim Murray’s 2013 Whisky Bible.

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, intends to build a new malt whisky distillery and has begun the planning process for a site in Speyside.

on 17 October, 2012

At this time of year, the books start thudding in. This week I got the third tome from whisky man, Dominic Roskrow. Boy, has Dom been a busy boy. The latest is ‘The World’s Best Whiskies – 750 Unmissable Drams from Tain to Tokyo’, published by Jacqui Small, price: £20.

Diageo has introduced a limited edition bottle of Bell’s to raise £1 million for Help The Heroes charity.

Diageo has announced that it has applied for planning permission to double the capacity of Glen Ord, a Highland malt whisky distillery near Inverness.

on 11 October, 2012

I’ve seen the beginning and the end of a lot of eras. That says it all about ‘King Cocktail’, Dale DeGroff. The great man is in London to co-host ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars’ event which was held in London last night (Oct 10) near Trafalgar Square...

William Grant & Sons, the independent family distiller which owns Glenfiddich has topped the £1 billion turnover mark for the first time.

on 05 October, 2012

Last night Indian whisky producer, John Distilleries, unveiled its first single cask whisky in London recently.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced that scotch whisky exports have increased in value by 12% in the 12 months to the end of June 2012.

Joe Bates talks to global brand director James Slack about Chivas Regal’s biggest duty free exclusive launch in the brand’s history

The Drambuie company, owners of one of the famous liqueur brands, has announced an operating profit of 9%, based on constant exchange rates for the year to June 2012.

Chivas Brothers boss Christian Porta has told journalists and analysts today that the next significant development for its scotch whisky business will be to build a new distillery.

Chivas Brothers has unveiled a 1.5 litre magnum of its flagshiop blended scotch whisky, Chivas Regal, aimed specifically at elite bars.

Scotch group William Grant and Sons has launched a £5m marketing campaign to build awareness of the heritage of its Grant’s scotch brand.

on 03 August, 2012

There’s something quite transfixing – almost hypnotic – when it comes to looking at the latest brand figures for spirits around the world. You cannot stop. More particularly so as there seems to be so much cause for celebration in the 2011 round-up. There’s Johnnie Walker scotch whisky on an incredible 18 million cases; the Irish whiskey Jameson’s posting a 20%-plus increase and now nudging the 4 million case-mark, well I could go on, and on. But one result has really warmed the cockles of my heart – and that’s William Grant’s single malt scotch whisky Glenfiddich.

Scotch infrastructure

12 July, 2012

Asian demand for whisky has boosted investment in Scotland, says Lucy Britner

South Korea scotch whisky producer, Hiscot Ltd has merged fully with Korean brewing company,Hite-Jinro Group Co Ltd.

on 01 June, 2012

Credit to Pernod. The company has done a fine job this week in extolling the success of scotch whisky around the world and in telling important opinion formers that the company is best placed to capitalise on that thirst and in doing so earn lots of money for the company, its suppliers, customers, not forgetting its investors.

Pernod raises the stakes

01 June, 2012

Pernod Richard is raising the stakes in scotch whisky after a week in which it hosted a ‘Capital Markets Day’ of presentations up at its flagship Glenlivet distillery on Speyside.

Whyte & Mackay has released a collection of The Dalmore single malt vintage whiskies to duty free.

Chivas Brothers has launched the limited edition Royal Salute Diamond Jubilee to the global off-trade.

The scotch whisky category belied global economic instability in 2011 by growing sales value 23% to a record £4.2billion.

UK: The Chancellor has added another 41p to a bottle of spirits and 11p to a bottle of wine in the latest Budget.

The Scotch Whisky Association has launched a report, which outlines the number of jobs supported by the scotch whisky industry. 

The Edrington Group has launched a limited edition of its Cutty Sark 25 Year Old to global travel retail.

Beam makes senior appoint

25 January, 2012

Beam, the US-based global premium spirits company, has announced that Arthur Aroney will join the organisation as managing director of Emerging Markets for its Asia Pacific/South America (APSA) region.

Diageo has opened a £10 million cooperage in Scotland.

on 11 November, 2011

Drinks International is delighted to announce that Patience Gould, its former editor and a well known figure in the drinks industry, is returning to write a regular column.

Drinks International is delighted to announce that Patience Gould, its former editor and a well known figure in the drinks industry, is returning to write a regular column.

A minimum unit price for alcohol set out in today’s (November 1) Scottish government Bill is unlikely to reduce alcohol misuse, will threaten the £3.4 billion whisky industry and will punish moderate drinkers, according to the trade. 

Scotch whisky exports up 22%

12 September, 2011

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced that the value of scotch exports for the first half of 2011 is up 22%

Diageo posts strong results

25 August, 2011

Diageo has cited ‘emerging markets’ as a reason for its positive results – including 16% growth in scotch whisky in emerging markets. 

US: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has found Diageo to have made “hundreds of illicit payments” to foreign government officials in India, Thailand and South Korea.

Scotch company Gordon & MacPhail has launched The Glenlivet 70 Year Old, priced at £13,000 a bottle.

Whisky retailer Master of Malt has launched a liqueur made from single malt scotch whisky.

Scotch whisky brand Chivas Regal has launched a global television commercial as part of the ongoing Live with Chivalry campaign.

Diageo has reported an 4% increase in organic net sales growth for H2 of 2010, despite a drop of 3% in Europe.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has gained a geographical indication of origin for scotch whisky in Vietnam.

Panama grants scotch whisky GI

25 November, 2010

Scotch whisky has been granted geographical indication of origin (GI) in Panama.

Diageo has launched a new expression of its Johnnie Walker scotch whisky in Delhi duty free. Johnnie Walker XR 21 year old is now available in T3, Indira Gandhi International Airport.

China - an important market for scotch whisky – has announced that it will recognise and protect ‘scotch whisky’ as a Geographical Indication (GI).

Scotch whisky exports are up 17% compared with last year, with nine of the category’s top ten markets in growth.

Global drinks giant Diageo has opened the doors of its new £40 million distillery in Speyside, Scotland.

Scotch whisky distillers have welcomed a vote by the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee to remove minimum pricing from the Alcohol (Scotland) Bill.

Scottish Labour’s Alcohol Commission has rejected the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) proposal for minimum pricing.

According to the Scotch Whisky Association more than 5 bottles of scotch are shipped to France every second.

A new study has revealed that Scotch whisky is worth £4 billion a year in added value to the Scottish economy - with the industry spending in excess of £1.1 billion annually on supplies produced in Scotland.

A 56% increase in exports confirmed Scotch whisky’s growing popularity in Brazil in 2009, according to new figures published by the UK-based Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

The Edrington Group has appointed a new brand controller for its newly acquired scotch whisky Cutty Sark.

Global exports of scotch whisky reached record levels in 2009 despite the economic downturn in some major markets, according to annual figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

William Grant & Sons has launched Grant’s 25 year old, a blended scotch whisky. The product will initially be exclusive to travel retail.

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