The Balvenie has released the seventh limited-edition bottling of its renowned and highly collectible Tun 1509 series.

Compass Box has marked its 20th anniversary by releasing a limited-edition expression that pays tribute to the whisky that originally launched the brand.

Welsh whisky producer Penderyn is ending its distribution arrangement with Halewood and setting up its own in-house supply business.

The Whisky Exchange has stopped selling Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible  as the backlash against his “sexist” reviews continues to gather pace.

The Glenturret has unveiled a new core range as it plans to launch in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand next month.

Whisky writer Becky Paskin has criticised Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible for “sexist and vulgar” language that allows the objectification of women in whisky.

Ballantine’s has honoured its founder by launching a seven-year-old blend finished in bourbon barrels.

Judges at the International Spirits Challenge hailed the overall quality standards on display within the whisky category after issuing a remarkable medal tally.

Not long ago, India was known as a country that produced whisky from molasses, and the majority of sales came from the category of spirits called IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor).

Colin Scott has retired from his role as the custodian master blender of Chivas Regal after enjoying an illustrious 47-year career in the Scotch whisky industry. Drinks International caught up with the esteemed blender on his final day at the office.

Maison Villevert has acquired craft French distillery Celtic Whisky Compagnie for an undisclosed sum.

Scotch whisky producer Jura has kicked off a new series of cask editions by releasing a whisky finished in red wine barriques.

Pernod Ricard, has announced the official breaking ground on the site of China’s first malt whisky distillery in Sichuan province, the first distillery from an international spirits and wine group.

Chivas Brothers has released its biggest single malt collection to date, with the launch of 15 aged single malt scotch whiskies from four seldom seen, Speyside distilleries.

Hillhouse Capital Management, a global investment firm which describes itself as focusing on “innovative businesses in growth industries”, has bought scotch whisky producer, the Loch Lomond Group, from Exponent Private Equity.

Diageo has submitted plans to transform one of Edinburgh’s landmark buildings into a global visitor experience for Johnnie Walker, the world’s leading scotch whisky brand

Edrington announces new CEO

06 December, 2018

Edrington has announced that chief executive officer Ian Curle is retiring in March and will be succeeded by Scott McCroskie, who is on the Edrington board and managing director of The Macallan.

Edrington has sold the Cutty Sark blended scotch whisky brand to French company, La Martiniquaise-Bardinet. 

The rise of single malt scotch has dominated whisky conversations on the back of the craft explosion, but blended malts have just as interesting a story to tell, says Shay Waterworth

Edrington Global Travel Retail unveiled its latest Macallan line extension at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) show in Cannes yesterday (Oct 2).

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.

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