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Wine and spirits industry welcomes "stability" of Scottish "No" vote for independence

Published:  19 September, 2014

Parts of the UK wine and spirits industry have welcomed the "stability" the news this morning that Scotland has rejected independence to remain part of the United Kingdom.

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Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky boosts golf ties ahead of Ryder Cup

Published:  18 September, 2014

Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky is boosting its golf ties ahead of next week's Ryder Cup by building a mini golf course at Gleneagles for fans to play.

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Scottish independence: drinks trade on tenterhooks as voters go to polls

Published:  18 September, 2014

The wine and spirits trade is on tenterhooks as the people of Scotland go to the polls over independence.

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An independent Scotland is bad news for Scotch whisky in short-term, says Rabobank

Published:  17 September, 2014

An independent Scotland will have a negative impact on the Scotch whisky industry in the short term, says a new report from Rabobank.

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William Grant & Sons invests in Tullamore whiskey with new Irish distillery

Published:  17 September, 2014

William Grant & Sons officially opens its new Tullamore state-of-the-art whiskey distillery today in Ireland to help keep up with international demand for what is now the second largest Irish whiskey in the world. It is the first time that whiskey has been produced in Tullamore for 60 years.

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On-trade hit by decline in spirits sales across all venues

Published:  17 September, 2014

Declining year-on-year spirits sales in the on-trade will have brand owners hoping for a substantial pick up in the last few months of the year leading up to Christmas.

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Your view: the impact of Scottish independence on the drinks trade

Published:  15 September, 2014

With only three more days to go until the big Scottish independence vote we ask the UK wine and spirits industry what it thinks will be the best outcome for individual businesses and look at some of the big issues that might arise after the Yes/No vote. Will alcohol duty rates differ in an independent Scotland? And how would drinks firms cope with trading in separate currencies north and south of the border? What do you think is the right future for Scotland and the rest of the country. Take part in our poll and let's find out...

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William Grant toasts successful 2013 as sales and profits rise

Published:  08 September, 2014

William Grant & Sons boosted operating profits by 10% to £138 million in 2013 while turnover rose by 5.2% to £1.12 billion.

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Pound Sterling slides ahead of Scottish independence vote

Published:  08 September, 2014

The Great British pound sterling hit a five-month low of against the US dollar to close last week at 1.632 GBP/USD following reports of increased support for Scottish independence.

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England's largest whisky distillery gives members chance to own personal cask

Published:  03 September, 2014

England's largest whisky distillery, The Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria, is to produce 60 Connoisseurs' Club oak sherry casks, filled with the Lakes single malt and owned exclusively by club members.

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Ardbeg celebrates return from space with release of SUPERNOVA 2014

Published:  29 August, 2014

Ardbeg is celebrating its upcoming return from space on September 12 by releasing its third edition of Supernova 2014.

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Scottish independence: whisky heavyweights say business case 'not made'

Published:  27 August, 2014

A host of the biggest names in Scotch whisky have signed an open letter warning that the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made".

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Distell launches 56 Hundred Nederburg wine as profits surge

Published:  27 August, 2014

South Afica's Distell has launched a new Nederburg range 56 Hundred, which includes a Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio.

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Bowmore and Glenmorangie both raise a dram to increased profits and sales

Published:  15 August, 2014

Morrison Bowmore Distillers, a subsidiary of Beam Suntory, and Glenmorangie Company, part of LVMH, both saw sales and profits grow last year, only further confirming the "hot" streak that whisky is currently having

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William Grant & Sons invests in new global whisky innovation role

Published:  13 August, 2014

William Grant & Sons has promoted Kevin Abrook to become the company's first global whisky specialist for innovation and will start his new role on September 1.

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Scotch whisky The Macallan gets green light for £100m distillery

Published:  06 August, 2014

Edrington's The Macallan whisky brand is to get a new £100 million distillery and visitor centre in Speyside, after Moray Council granted planning permission.

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Your chance to see Jude Law put on his dancing shoes for new Johnnie Walker Blue film

Published:  01 August, 2014

Last month we gave you a sneak preview of British heart throb Jude Law's new new short film promoting Johnnie Walker Blue Label and now here is the real thing in all its glory.

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Jim Beam looks to drive bourbon category with new Rye and Maple varieties

Published:  31 July, 2014

Jim Beam is looking to drive the growing American whiskey market in the UK with the launch of two new additions: Jim Beam Rye; and Jim Beam Maple.

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Glenmorangie offers holidaymakers special golf trips and prizes

Published:  30 July, 2014

 

Following on from its high profile sponsorship this month of the Open golf championships in Hoylake, Glenmorangie is now embarking on a series of consumer events targeting UK airports throughout the summer.

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The Famous Grouse hopes Commonwealth Games will attract visitors to new distillery

Published:  24 July, 2014

The Famous Grouse, the official whisky provider to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, is expecting a rise in footfall to The Famous Grouse Experience visitor centre over the next 17 days as the games kickoff today in Scotland.

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