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Future of Scotch Whisky "sound", SWA says, but it warns of turbulent Scottish politics

Published:  28 April, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has insisted that the long term fundamentals for Scotch are "sound" and well-placed to return to growth once the economies of its export market strengthen

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American whiskey category sees 19% value growth in the UK according to Nielsen

Published:  28 April, 2015

American Whiskey is now worth £190m in the UK and saw growth last year of 19% according to Nielsen's most recent beer, wines and spirits data.

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Bruichladdich distiller retires after more than 50 years in the industry

Published:  27 April, 2015

Bruichladdich's production director and master distiller is stepping down after 15 years at the Hebridean distillery.

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Laphroaig to release limited edition 200th anniversary commemorative whisky

Published:  21 April, 2015

In celebration of Laphroaig's 200th anniversary the iconic Islay single malt scotch maker will be releasing a limited edition 15 year old.

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Slowdown in China affects growth in LVMH wines and spirits divison

Published:  15 April, 2015

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Remy Cointreau reports sales boost on back of liqueurs and spirit growth

Published:  15 April, 2015

Spirits company Remy Cointreau saw a "significant" boost to sales in the last quarter of 2014, and reported positive growth of 0.6% in the 12 months to 31 March.

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Glenmorangie sells Scotch Malt Whisky Society to focus on its global brands

Published:  01 April, 2015

The Glenmorangie Company has sold the Scotch Malt Whisky Society to a group of private investors.

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Bacardi grows its American and Scotch whisky portfolio through acquisition

Published:  01 April, 2015

Bacardi Limited has made two major moves into the whisky category this week with the acquisition of American bourbon brand Angel's Envy and the purchase of a stake in the Compass Box Whisky Co.

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Scotch whisky exports fell in 2014, the latest SWA figures reveal

Published:  01 April, 2015

Exports of Scotch whisky last well fell 7% to £3.95bn, according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association, compared to £4.26bn in 2013. 

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Distillers City Debate to explore how innovative whisky is compared to other categories

Published:  13 March, 2015

Is the whisky category sufficiently innovative and how does it compare with other drinks categories will be the key issues up for debate at the Distillers City Debate 2015 organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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SWA ramps up call to cut duty as domestic sales of whisky fall

Published:  13 March, 2015

Domestic sales of whisky have fallen nearly 5% in the last year, according to new figures from the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Maxxium promotes Mark Riley from head of off-trade to group's managing director

Published:  10 March, 2015

Spirit distributor Maxxium UK has named Mark Riley as its new managing director, who will take up the role next month.

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Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills, predicts a strong future for Irish whiskey

Published:  02 March, 2015

These are excavating times for Irish whiskey in general, and for Bushmills in particular. More than 20 distilleries have either started producing whiskey spirit or about to, the country's whiskey industry is awash with overseas money, and is more vibrant and dynamic than at any time in more than century.

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Monkey Shoulder sets off in search of the Ultimate Bartender

Published:  20 February, 2015

Scotch whisky brand, Monkey Shoulder, is launching a new competition to find the "Ulitmate Bartender" in the UK with a series of regional trials with the overall winner getting the chance to run their own pop up bar during London Cocktail Week.

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Irish whiskey Tullamore DEW launches busking campaign

Published:  12 February, 2015

William Grant owned Irish whiskey Tullamore DEW is looking to build awareness of the brand through a campaign involving street buskers.

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Senior industry figures toast positive reception from Treasury over proposed 2% duty cut

Published:  11 February, 2015

Senior representatives from the drinks industry met with Treasury officials yesterday to present evidence in support of the proposed 2% duty cut on alcohol, describing the discussions as "constructive".

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Scotch Whisky Association goes to Westminster asking government to support trade and drop duty

Published:  06 February, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association argued this week at Westminster that as a £5 billion industry and a vital part of the UK economy the government should implement measures that support the sector and cut duty by 2%

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Glenrothes releases a 1968 edition to its Extraordinary Cask Collection

Published:  05 February, 2015

Berry Bros & Rudd has unearthed another rare single cask it is releasing to become the third editon in its Extradordinary Cask Collection series.

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Scotch whisky worth £5 billion to UK economy

Published:  28 January, 2015

Scotch whisky's £5 billion contribution to the UK economy is worth more than the iron, steel, textiles, shipping and computing industries, a new report has shown.

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Small distilleries back cut in duty campaign

Published:  21 January, 2015

Small distillers across the UK have come out in force in favour of a 2% cut in the rate of duty, which they maintain would boost growth in the industry.

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