Diageo has unveiled its Elusive Expressions special releases scotch whisky collection, hand-selected by master blender Dr Craig Wilson.

Rampur Distillery has announced the launch of Jugalbandi, a series of eight Indian single malt cask strength whiskies, with the first two set to be unveiled at Whisky Live in Paris.

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled Taste Trailblazers, a global celebration of culinary pioneers pushing the boundaries of flavour. 

Spirits company Edrington, has announced the appointment of Craig Johnstone as master blender for The Famous Grouse.

Single malt distillery Highland Park, based in Orkney, Scotland, has added a new whisky to its Cask Strength series, designed to challenge whisky drinking norms.

Young Spirits was founded in 2019 as a small batch bottling site for craft whisky and rum producers. In three years, the business has gone from strength to strength, tripling its revenue and growing from two to 42 employees. 

Diageo has unveiled the new visitor experience at its Caol Ila Distillery on the Isle of Islay, following a multi-million pound transformation.

White Peak Distillery from Derbyshire, UK, is offering the last opportunity to own a bottle of its sell-out inaugural release of Wire Works Whisky via auction site Whisky Auctioneer.

The Macallan and its automotive partner Bentley Motors, has revealed the design of The Macallan Horizon, a limited edition single malt whisky in development by the brands.

Blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker has announced a partnership with UK nightlife discovery app, DUSK, to give away 270,000 Johnnie Walker and lemonades at participating venues across the country.

Talisker Distillery has announced the opening of a new visitor experience on the Isle of Skye set to open on 5 August.

Total Beverage Solution, a full-service national importer and supplier of beer, wine, and spirits, has announced the addition of a new single malt scotch brand to its portfolio.

The Islay Boys have announced plans to create Islay's 12th whisky distillery, Laggan Bay Distillery, at Glenegedale in Laggan Bay on Islay.

Japanese whisky continues to go from strength to strength as shochu producers turn to the category to make their mark in international markets.

Danish whisky brand Stauning has announced the launch of a limited-edition rye whisky matured in Marsala, Gewürztraminer and Romandalo wine casks.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery has launched its first whisky, the OnePointSix English, as it moves into the whisky market with a £1 million investment, the biggest since it was founded in 2016.

A 1975 cask of Ardbeg Islay malt scotch whisky, Cask No.3, is the brand's oldest whisky ever released and was sold to a private collector in Asia for £16 million.

Bimmerle KG has taken over the distribution of La Martiniquaise Scotch whisky brand Label 5 Classic Black whisky in Germany.

Bladnoch Distillery has announced its newest expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky with a limited release of 950 bottles.

Elixir Distillers has signed an agreement to buy the Tormore distillery and brand from Pernod Ricard.

Craft spirit producer Scapegrace Distilling Company has announced plans to develop New Zealand’s largest-ever distillery project in the Central Otago region.

Single malt Scotch brand Balblair has partnered with acclaimed Scottish photographer and director David Eustace to produce a film.

Scotch whisky brand Dewar’s has announced the latest release in the brand’s Cask Series, Japanese Smooth, an 8-year-old blended Scotch finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.

Ahead of Fèis Ìle festival, and six months after breaking ground, co-founders of Elixir Distillers have announced that their new Islay distillery will be called Portintruan.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has partnered with memory psychologist Dr Ansgar Endress, chef Bruce Clyne-Watson, and, rollercoaster designer Brendan Walker, to launch a series of festival bottlings paired with nostalgia-inducing memory boxes. 

Cumbrian-based whisky producer, The Lakes Distillery, have announced the launch of their latest single malt from the acclaimed Whiskymaker’s Reserve series.

Trois Frères Distillery, the makers of Takamaka Rum in the Seychelles, will launch into 11 new markets as the brand continues its global expansion plans.

Welsh whisky brand Aber Falls has announced an international roll-out that will see the brand become available in more than ten countries including Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada.

Derbyshire’s first full-scale craft distillery White Peak has announced the release of Wire Works Whisky, its first single malt.

The team behind Milroy’s of London have opened a new high-end venue called Silverleaf at Pan Pacific London near Liverpool Street.

Edinburgh-based independent whisky bottler Wemyss Malts has announced the launch of a brand-new limited-edition blend.

Suntory has ended Nikka’s six-year reign as the most popular world whisky in the Brands Report.

It seems loyalty remains strong within the scotch whisky sector given the same 10 brands make up the bestselling list in 2022 as the previous year, albeit in a different order.

Single malt whisky distiller, John Campbell, has joined the independent family-owned Lochlea Distillery as its new production director.

The former British ambassador to Argentina will succeed Karen Betts as the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.

Glenfiddich has teamed up with the Goodwood sporting estate for an auction that will raise money for the Race Against Dementia charity.

Johnnie Walker has launched Masters of Flavour, the third and final whisky in the Johnnie Walker Masters series.

Diageo has revealed plans to build a US$75m malt whisky distillery in southwestern China.

Suntory’s Yamazaki has topped the inaugural edition of Drinks International’s The World’s Most Admired Whiskies which launched on 21 October.

Dr Emma Walker will replace the legendary Dr Jim Beveridge as Johnnie Walker master blender at the end of the year.

Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has created a new stripped-back gin, Height of Arrows.

Jean-Etienne Gourgues landed one of the top jobs in the Scotch whisky industry when he took over as chairman and chief executive of Chivas Brothers this summer.

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has signed an agreement to acquire The Whisky Exchange from founders Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh.

Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of online retailer The Whisky Exchange for an undisclosed fee.

Glenmorangie has launched limited-edition packaging for its 18 Years Old variant to celebrate its partnership with botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto.

Glenmorangie single malt has opened the Lighthouse, the brand’s first innovation distillery created for experimentation.

Diageo’s drinks accelerator arm Distil Ventures has made a minority investment in Japanese single malt producer Komasa Kanosuke Distillery.

Aber Falls has released its 2021 single malt bottling, the Welsh distillery’s second single malt following its inaugural release in May.

South African wine and spirits producer Distell has withheld its dividend for 2021 financial year amid ongoing takeover talks with Heineken.

Distil, owner of premium drinks brands including RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Trøve Botanical Spirit, has announced a £5m investment into the new Ardgowan Distillery in Inverkip, Scotland.

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