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.

Pick of the Launches

04 April, 2016

Here is the pick of the launches from last month, as featured in Drinks International Magazine April edition.

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

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

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.

on 15 January, 2016

Light, floral, sweet and fruity aren’t the first words that spring to mind when it comes to describing the city of Glasgow.

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

on 17 December, 2015

So here we are again. At the back end of the year in the make or break season that will decide what sort of year our pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants are going to look back upon.

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.

on 20 November, 2015

What possessed me? I shouldn’t have done it. We’ve all been warned about going online at night, specially after a drink. I know where it’ll lead and how grubby and ashamed I will feel afterwards.

The decline in Scotch whisky exports is slowing, as industry exports in the first half of the year totalled £1.7 billion.

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

It’s not as stupid a question as it might first seem. It’s a spirit made from grain, yeast and water in the country of Ireland, right?

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.

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.

Just how innovative is the whisk(e)y industry? is the subject of this year’s Distillers;’ City Debate on May 14.

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).

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.

Irish Distillers is opening the doors to its Irish Whiskey Academy to the general public with in-depth courses available to spirits enthusiasts from December this year.

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.

Rémy Cointreau has announced the promotion of former LVMH boss Panos Sarantopoulos as CEO of its liqueurs and spirits division.

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.

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.

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.

Hite-Jinro’s soju brand, Jinro, remains the world’s best-selling spirit, according to this year's Drinks International’s million-case brands survey.

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