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.

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

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced Gavin Hewitt will step down as CEO at the end of this year; his replacement will be David Frost, British diplomat and the UK government's director for European Trade and International Affairs.  

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Nick Strangeway

Bottled cocktails: The dos and don'ts

Pre-made cocktails have always carried a stigma, which I find odd. The romance of watching bartenders make drinks from scratch left pre-batched cocktails feeling cheap to many consumers, but lockdowns have forced this attitude to change.

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