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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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Tullamore D.E.W kicks off social media competition to celebrate opening of new distillery

Published:  22 July, 2014
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Glenmorangie in full swing for the second year of its Open golf sponsorship

Published:  18 July, 2014

As thousands of golf fans head to the Wirral on Merseyside for the Open Championship, Glenmorangie is in full swing for the second year of its high profile sponsorship of the tournament.

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Glenrothes introduces a reserve edition matured in sherry casks from Jerez

Published:  16 July, 2014

The Glenrothes, the Speyside distillery, is releasing  a new expression that has been matured in specified sherry casks in Jerez, southern Spain.

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David Beckham's Haig Club whisky goes on sale in Selfridges

Published:  14 July, 2014

David Beckham's exclusive new whisky, Haig Club, that he has developed with Diageo, is now exclusively on sale at Selfridges in London until the end of July before being rolled out to wider distribution.

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UK spirits market is "more polarised than ever" says new William Grant & Sons report

Published:  14 July, 2014

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The branded spirits market is "more polarised than ever" and offers big opportunities for premium brands, according to the latest business report from William Grant & Sons UK, formerly know as First Drinks.

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Chiefs of the week: Glenmorangie's Dr Bill Lumsden - the McWilly Wonka of whisky

Published:  11 July, 2014

This week we tip our proverbial cap to the one and only Dr Bill Lumsden, whisky creator extraordinaire, who says his latest limited edition for Glenmorangie is his finest whisky to date.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  11 July, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is my finest whisky yet, says Dr Bill Lumsden

Published:  11 July, 2014

Glenmorangie claims its new release, Pride 1978, which has been extra matured in casks of Grand Cru claret wine, is its most exclusive launch yet and follows on the success of the Pride 1981 which was released in 2011.

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Professor Dame Joan Stringer first chair of Scotch Whisky Action Fund

Published:  10 July, 2014

Leading academic Professor Dame Joan Stringer, known for her work on championing equality, is to become the first chair of the Scotch Whisky Action Fund, set up to tackle alcohol-related harm.

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Whisky maker William Grant & Sons donates to campaigns against Scottish independence

Published:  07 July, 2014

Spirits firm William Grant & Sons has donated money to several groups who are campaigning for a "no" vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  04 July, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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The Smith report: the rise of Scotch as an alternative to fine wine investors

Published:  04 July, 2014

According to a new report by Rabobank released in June, Scotch whisky is currently going through a boom. But Scotch producers could learn a thing or two from the wine trade in that regulating the peaks and troughs of supply and demand is necessary to increase value over the long term. So could Scotch whisky now rival fine wine as an alternative investment?

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Edrington Group profits and turnover rise due to whisky boom

Published:  02 July, 2014

The Edrington Group, the Scottish maker of The Macallan, Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and Highland Park whiskies, saw profits rise by 3% and turnover hit £730.4 million for fiscal year 2014 which ended on March 31.

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Highland Park releases new whisky Dark Origins

Published:  02 July, 2014
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