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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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Jude Law to star in new short film for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Published:  01 July, 2014

British film star, Jude Law, is to appear in a special short film to promote Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the blended Scotch whisky, called 'The Gentleman's Wager'.

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

Published:  27 June, 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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Glenfiddich rolls out £2m global ad campaign to push its family roots

Published:  27 June, 2014

Glenfiddich is to spend £2 million on a new global advertising campaign focused on celebrating and promoting its 126 years of family-owned independence.

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New £4m Cotswolds distillery prepares to kick off whiskey production

Published:  26 June, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Open golf sponsorship has helped Glenmorangie drive the brand in key international markets

Published:  22 May, 2014

Glenmorangie is capitalising on its sponsorship of The Golf Open Championship to build the brand in the US and Asia and other key international markets.

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Scotch whisky chief warns "Yes" vote may be "damaging" for industry

Published:  13 May, 2014

Despite "unprecedented" investment in the Scotch whisky industry expected over next two years, the Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost warns that voting for an independent Scotland could bring risks that "would be damaging and difficult manage."

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Rich List: Laithwaite's Wine owners see personal wealth dip by £60m

Published:  12 May, 2014
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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'.

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Diageo in talks to sell Whyte & Mackay to Alliance Global Group

Published:  06 May, 2014

Diageo is reportedly in advanced talks with Alliance Global Group as a possible purchaser of the Whyte & Mackay spirits business, according to the financial press.

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Scotland's minimum price plan referred to European Court

Published:  01 May, 2014

The Scottish government's plan to introduce a minimum price for alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice.

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