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Scotch whisky starts to offer investors greater returns than fine wine

Published:  18 June, 2014

The rise in demand and consumption of whisky around the world is helping to develop a market for Scotch whisky as an investment vehicle similar to what has occurred with ultra-premium wines.


Golfer Colin Montgomerie launches special Ryder Cup Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky

Published:  11 June, 2014

Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie has joined forces with Johnnie Walker Blue Label to celebrate the return of The Ryder Cup to Scotland after a 41-year absence with a limited edition whisky.


An independent Scotland means higher costs, free trade risks and lack of global support for whisky

Published:  11 June, 2014

Scotch whisky producers face higher costs and EU tariffs, a loss of support from UK embassies, and increased uncertainty if Scotland votes for independence, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge re-open Glenturret Distillery in Scotland

Published:  30 May, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge re-opened Scotland's oldest distillery Glenturret yesterday following a closure that allowed for a £250,000 investment to be made to develop a visitor's centre called The Famous Grouse Experience.


Albion Racing Club spiced malt launches first film: 'Méribel or Bust'.

Published:  09 May, 2014

The Albion Racing Club, a British spiced malt launched in March 2014, has brought back memories of Terry Thomas and Tony Curtis and the iconic film, Monte Carlo or Bust, with the premiere of its first hour long film in London this week, which centres around the Club's inaugural race, 'The Alpine Run 2014: Méribel or Bust'.


Adnams releases its first English whiskies

Published:  11 December, 2013

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has released its first selection of whiskies that have been spent several year maturing in French and American oak barrels.


Buffalo Trace Antique Collection hits UK

Published:  28 October, 2013

Distributor Hi Spirits has launched the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection in the UK. Five whiskeys make up the collection from the Kentucky distillery.


The Whisky Shop offers £150k bottle

Published:  24 June, 2013

The Whisky Shop is selling one of the world's most expensive whiskies in its flagship Piccadilly store.


William Grant releases Nordic Glenfiddich expression

Published:  19 June, 2013

William Grant has launched Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams, an expression of the Scotch whisky which is finished in Nordic oak.


Niche Scotch whiskies enjoy growth

Published:  18 June, 2013

Niche whiskies are experiencing sales growth as consumers search for something different, the trade heard at Vinexpo this week.


Pernod Ricard reopens Glen Keith distillery

Published:  17 June, 2013

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has reopened the Glen Keith Scotch whisky distillery as it bets on future generations' thirst for Scotland's "water of life".


Benromach announces distillery expansion plans

Published:  11 June, 2013

Benromach, Speyside's smallest distillery, has annouced plans for major expansion in order to meet growing demand for its single malt whisky.


The Balvenie launches new batch at whisky fête

Published:  10 June, 2013

William Grant is to launch The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 at The Balvenie Whisky Fête in London's Tavistock Square this week.


Pernod Ricard to launch Royal Salute Diamond Tribute

Published:  05 June, 2013

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky arm Chivas Brothers has announced the global launch of its latest expression under luxury...


Ian MacLeod relaunches Tamdhu with 10 YO whisky

Published:  09 May, 2013

Ian MacLeod Distillers celebrated the relaunch of its Tamdhu Distillery this week with the release of a 10-year-old...