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Boom in Scotch whisky exports in past decade

Published:  02 January, 2014

Former SMWS brand ambassador to join Diageo's Mortlach team

Published:  18 December, 2013

Diageo has appointed Scotch Malt Whisky Society global ambassador Georgie Bell as its global brand ambassador for single malt Scotch Mortlach.


Scotch whisky industry sets itself a zero waste target

Published:  17 December, 2013

The Scotch whisky industry has embraced sustainability measures and it is close to a zero waste target, according to a new report.


Bulleit bucks the trend and increases ABV of its UK whiskey

Published:  13 December, 2013

News this week that Diageo's Bulleit Bourbon would be changing its UK recipe and introducing a higher ABV is counter to what US bourbon and whiskey brands tend to do in the UK market.


The Macallan launches latest in Lalique Six Pillars series

Published:  12 December, 2013

The Macallan has launched the fifth and penultimate expression of The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection in time for the festive period.


?Diageo fires bourbon Bulleit

Published:  11 December, 2013

Diageo has launched a stronger version of Bulleit Bourbon along with new product Bulleit Rye whiskey to the UK market.


Adnams releases its first English whiskies

Published:  11 December, 2013

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has released its first selection of whiskies that have been spent several year maturing in French and American oak barrels.


Whisky drinkers to choose the design of limited edition Glenmorangie

Published:  04 December, 2013

Glenmorangie, the Scottish whisky distiller, is giving whisky drinkers the chance to decide the packaging design for a new single malt whisky as it looks to involve its customers more in the production process.


Glenmorangie unveils sculpture to celebrate 20 million bottles at its bottling plant

Published:  03 December, 2013

On Monday December 2, Glenmorangie unveiled a 20-tonne sculpture by sculptor Barry Grove at its production plant in Livingston, Scotland. The unveiling marked the passing of 20 million bottles through the facility since it opened in 2010.


Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch: Anchorman fans celebrate Ron Burgundy Scotch Whisky

Published:  29 November, 2013

TN Paramount Film Company announced it will be launching Ron Burgundy Scotch Whisky, to coincide with the premiere of Anchorman 2, starring the cast of original characters including Will Ferrell n his role as TV newsman, Ron Burgundy.


Cutty Sark releases special edition whisky to commemorate Prohibition anniversary

Published:  28 November, 2013

Cutty Sark is releasing a special edition bottle to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in the United States.


Diageo hopes to prop up United Spirits deal by selling "bulk" of Whyte & Mackay

Published:  25 November, 2013

Diageo is offering to sell off a "bulk" of its Whyte & Mackay whisky brands in order to address concerns the Office of Fair Trade (OFT) has had over competition issues in the British whisky market.


Bowmore offers limited edition 50-year whisky for £16,000 a bottle

Published:  22 November, 2013

Bowmore, founded in 1779 and Islay's first producer of single malt Scotch whisky, is releasing 200 bottles of limited edition, 50-year-old single malt, for £16,000 per bottle.


Glenfiddich £1000 per bottle limited edition 'Spirit of a Nation' released in the UK

Published:  14 November, 2013

Glenfiddich, in partnership and support of the UK team's Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, will be releasing only 250 bottles of a special limited edition, 29 year-old scotch malt whisky that will retail for rrp £1,000 per bottle.


Master of Malt launches whisky and gin advent calendars

Published:  01 November, 2013

Whisky and gin lovers will get the chance to enjoy specially created advent calendars from Drinks by the Dram, part of the Master of Malt website which takes bottles of whisky and splits them into 3cl/30ml drams so customers can sample a whisky before committing to buying a bottle.


Till Britze announced as 2013 winner of Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind

Published:  29 October, 2013

First Drinks has announced the winner of this year's Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition as Till Britze of the The Last Word, Edinburgh.


Buffalo Trace Antique Collection hits UK

Published:  28 October, 2013

Distributor Hi Spirits has launched the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection in the UK. Five whiskeys make up the collection from the Kentucky distillery.


Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind 2013 finalists announced

Published:  22 October, 2013

The number of finalists competing for the Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind 2013 title has been increased from six to seven, due to the high calibre of the candidates.


Jean Lenoir releases educational tool Le Nez du Whisky

Published:  22 October, 2013

Jean Lenoir, the famed "Nose" and creator of the Le Nez du Vin, is releasing a new book-style case with 54 aromas focused on the different essences of whisky with Le Nez du Whisky.


Whisky experts unveil plans for £10m Glasgow distillery

Published:  21 October, 2013

A team of whisky experts have unveiled plans to build a distillery in Glasgow city centre, on the banks of the River Clyde.