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WSTA turns spotlight on English and Welsh whisky with new ‘trail’

Published:  27 August, 2018

The WSTA has launched an English and Welsh whisky trail to further boost growth of a sector that lay dormant for than a century.

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Harpers launches new Think Whisky event

Published:  20 August, 2018

Harpers and sister title Drinks Retailing News are joining forces to add a new event to the popular ‘Think’ spirits series.

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Distell to debut six expressions at inaugural malt whisky showcase

Published:  08 August, 2018

African company Distell is launching six limited release whiskies across its single malt portfolio this September to coincide with its first annual showcase event.

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Beer and pink gin help fuel rise in Diageo GB Sales

Published:  26 July, 2018

Diageo has seen its annual GB sales rise by 8% helped by its core gin and beer offering and ‘innovative’ NPD including pink gin.

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Grant’s highlights wood aging with global brand refresh

Published:  04 July, 2018

Top three Scotch producer Grant’s has rebooted its range of blended whiskies to highlight the three types of wood that go into making the brand’s signature taste.

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SWA calls for zero tariffs on whisky making materials

Published:  29 June, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for zero tariffs on imports of whisky making materials in the Brexit negotiations.

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Cutty Sark set for sale as owner Edrington reports 7% growth

Published:  25 June, 2018

Famous Grouse, Macallan and Highland Park owner Edrington has reported a 7% uplift in sales despite ongoing challenges in the blended Scotch market.

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Maxxium UK reinvents itself as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK

Published:  07 March, 2018

Leading whisky and cognac distributor Maxxium UK is putting its key brands front and centre with a name change as it prepares to expand its footprint in premium and super premium spirits.

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New direction for Jura with signature range

Published:  06 March, 2018

Scottish malt whisky maker Jura has announced a major image overhaul via a bold new signature series.

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Singling out malt

Published:  29 January, 2018

Despite the premium gin and Japanese whisky assault, single malt Scotch is riding high in a market driven by exploration. Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports

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Gordon & MacPhail re-structure recognises UK single malt sales

Published:  19 January, 2018

Malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has announced the integration of the UK market into its global sales strategy to build on the strength of UK-wide sales.

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Arbikie goes against the grain with Scottish rye whisky

Published:  18 January, 2018

Scotch is one of the UK’s most formidable trademarks, with a global export presence worth £1.8 billion in the first half of 2017, according to HMRC.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd goes Daft for new whisky addition

Published:  11 December, 2017

Berry Bros. & Rudd has revealed a new global distribution agreement with Daftmill Distillery - one of only two Scottish spirit distilleries that can use the term ‘single estate’.

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Southern Comfort seasonal campaign goes back to its roots

Published:  06 December, 2017

A new marketing campaign for Southern Comfort centring on the spirit’s hometown of New Orleans is about to land in the UK.

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Dingle Distillery to upscale production

Published:  13 November, 2017

The Dingle Distillery, the craft spirits producer, is launching an investment drive to scale up its production.

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Plans revealed for The GlenAllachie Distillery

Published:  03 October, 2017

The new owners of The GlenAllachie Distillery have unveiled new plans for the Speyside site since taking over from Pernod Ricard in in July.

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Johnnie Walker launches Blade Runner special edition 35 years after original film cameo

Published:  19 September, 2017

Diageo-owned Scotch, Johnnie Walker, has launched a special edition blend to coincide with the release of the Blade Runner sequel – 35 years after the spirit appeared in the original film.

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SWA heads to Japan to insulate trade against Brexit

Published:  31 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) chief executive Karen Betts is this week joining the Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on a business delegation to Japan to ensure that trade  opportunities aren’t scuppered by Brexit.

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UK sales of premium Japanese whisky soar

Published:  25 August, 2017

The demand for Japanese Whisky has seen a boom in the price of rare whiskies with prices up 65% in 12 months, to £450 a bottle.

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Alcohol dominates list of top seven UK food and drink exports

Published:  18 August, 2017

Four out of the top seven performing export categories in the UK’s food and drink market are alcoholic, new figures have revealed.

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