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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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Glenmorangie launches 'rare' grain whisky Tùsail

Published:  21 January, 2015

Glenmorangie has launched Tùsail whisky made from the rare and recently resurrected Maris Otter barley grain.

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Nielsen confirms sparkling wine and major spirits categories as big Christmas winners

Published:  16 January, 2015

Nielsen has confirmed that sparkling wine and the main spirits categories were the big winners during Christmas 2014.

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Quintessential Brands ramps up its marketing division

Published:  15 January, 2015

Quintessential Brands is growing its marketing division with the addition of Nick Williamson, Claire O'Grady, Sam Chandler and new roles for Sinead O'Frighil and Kate Harrison.

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Scotch Whisky Association to open London office as it ramps up international focus

Published:  08 January, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association is on the hunt for a new global affairs director, to be responsible for all of its international and EU business, who will head up a new London office.

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John Dewar & Sons releases limited editions from Aultmore distillery

Published:  06 January, 2015

 

John Dewar & Sons' Aultmore distillery has released the latest editions as part of its 'Last Great Malts' of Scotland series.

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2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: David Frost Scotch Whisky Association

Published:  31 December, 2014

David Frost, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, reflects on the Scottish referendum and the increased investment in the sector, while hoping for an improvement in sales in 2015.  

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'Unfair': how 84% of Britons describe tax on Scotch whisky

Published:  22 December, 2014

More than eight out of 10 Britons find the 78% tax on Scotch whisky unfair, according to new research carried out by Censuswide on behalf of the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Glasgow Distillery Company finds rare 30 year-old single malt casks to release its first whisky

Published:  18 December, 2014

Glasgow's first standalone whisky and gin distillery in over a 100 years has acquired 30-year-old rare aged single malt Speyside casks which it is to turn in to its first official whisky release.

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'Help us help you': wine and spirits trade call to Chancellor

Published:  15 December, 2014

"Help us, help you" was the direct message laid down to the Chancellor by the wine and spirits industry at today's media launch of its new Drop the Duty campaign.

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Whisky Birmingham to attract 150 whisky players to its 2015 show

Published:  12 December, 2014

Over 150 whiskies will be on show at Whisky Birmingham on March 7, 2015, England's largest whisky festival outside London.

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David Beckham's Haig Club whisky to open pop-up bar and retail store for Christmas

Published:  12 December, 2014

 

 

David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is opening up a pop-up bar in Manchester and its own dedicated retail store in London during the build up to Christmas.

 

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Pernod Ricard uses Jameson to target younger males with anti-drink driving message

Published:  09 December, 2014

Pernod Ricard UK has ramped up its anti-drink driving campaign this year after an AA Survey found that almost one fifth of drivers have driven the morning after drinking - even when they thought they could have been over the limit.

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Glenfiddich appoints new UK brand ambassador Mark Thomson

Published:  08 December, 2014

William Grant-owned Scotch whisky Glenfiddich has appointed Mark Thomson as its new UK brand ambassador.

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Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky launches Never Drink and Drive campaign

Published:  04 December, 2014

Johnnie Walker is giving away 30,000 kilometres of free journeys home in the UK over Christmas through Uber taxi service, as part of its responsible drinking programme.

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Glengoyne's Stuart Hendry: 'We're still selling too much whisky'

Published:  02 December, 2014

Stuart Hendry, brand heritage and commercial director for Glengoyne Distillery near Glasgow, talks Scotch whisky's enduring popularity, barrel prices, slow distillation and long-term plans with Geoffrey Dean

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Scotch Whisky Association confirms Pernod chief Pierre Pringuet as new chairman

Published:  02 December, 2014

Pernod Ricard's chief executive Pierre Pringuet is the new chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Pol Roger Portfolio to distribute Kilchoman whiskies

Published:  01 December, 2014

Islay distillery Kilchoman has signed a deal with the family-run Pol Roger Champagne to distribute its range of single malt whiskies.

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Special whisky launched to celebrate pro-independence vote in Scotland

Published:  28 November, 2014

 

Springbank Distillers, which claims to have been the only whisky distillery to back Scottish independence, has brought a limited edition bottle to commemorate the historic vote in September.

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