To celebrate winning two Gold Medals at this year’s International Spirits Challenge, Whyte & Mackay Triple Matured Whisky has released a run of 200,000 commemorative neck tags.

Whyte & Mackay (Glasgow, Scotland) and Proximo Spirits (London, England) have announced a partnership to accelerate distribution of their combined portfolios in the UK on trade.

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.

Cockspur rum will be distributed through Quintessential Brands’ off-trade and on-trade distribution arms - Essential Drinks and Marblehead Brand Development respectively - from September 1, 2017.

Whyte & Mackay has appointed E&J Gallo Winery as the exclusive US distributor for The Dalmore, Jura and John Barr scotch whisky brands.

Whyte & Mackay and Cognac House Camus have entered into a new partnership to manage the distribution of Camus cognacs and Ungava gin in the UK.

The new International Spirits Challenge whisky chairman, Richard Paterson of Whyte & Mackay, is celebrating 45 years in the whisky industry this year.

Despite facing a litany of challenges, the travel retail business is upbeat, as the TFWA World Exhibition proved. Joe Bates reports

Gonzalez Byass, the major sherry producer, has unveiled a new whisky which, it claims, is a first and could represent the beginning of a new spirits category.

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.

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

Jura distillery has added a 30 year old single malt whisky to its range.

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