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Buffalo Trace named National Historic Landmark

Published:  19 July, 2013

Kentucky distillery Buffalo Trace has been named a National Historic Landmark by the United States...


Maxxium UK rolls out on-pack pricing

Published:  15 July, 2013

Maxxium UK is to extend its range of price marked packs (PMPs) to drive sales in the convenience channel.


Miss Whisky and Glengoyne host Marie Curie tea party

Published:  11 July, 2013

Miss Whisky, aka Alwynne Gwilt, is hoping to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity by hosting...


Speyside distilleries release their oldest single malts

Published:  10 July, 2013

BenRiach and GlenDronach distilleries, both located in Speyside, have announced the release of their oldest...


Cutty Sark whisky sales growing 'rapidly'

Published:  05 July, 2013

The Edrington Group-owned Cutty Sark whisky has halted its declining sales to see the brand launch into over 30...


Grant's wins big at Scotch Whisky Masters 2013

Published:  01 July, 2013

Grant's 18 Year Old blended Scotch whisky was awarded the Master title at the 2013 Scotch Whisky Master Awards and also received a gold medal for its 25 Year Old.


The Whisky Shop offers £150k bottle

Published:  24 June, 2013

The Whisky Shop is selling one of the world's most expensive whiskies in its flagship Piccadilly store.


William Grant releases Nordic Glenfiddich expression

Published:  19 June, 2013

William Grant has launched Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams, an expression of the Scotch whisky which is finished in Nordic oak.


Niche Scotch whiskies enjoy growth

Published:  18 June, 2013

Niche whiskies are experiencing sales growth as consumers search for something different, the trade heard at Vinexpo this week.


Pernod Ricard reopens Glen Keith distillery

Published:  17 June, 2013

French drinks group Pernod Ricard has reopened the Glen Keith Scotch whisky distillery as it bets on future generations' thirst for Scotland's "water of life".


Benromach announces distillery expansion plans

Published:  11 June, 2013

Benromach, Speyside's smallest distillery, has annouced plans for major expansion in order to meet growing demand for its single malt whisky.


The Balvenie launches new batch at whisky fête

Published:  10 June, 2013

William Grant is to launch The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 at The Balvenie Whisky Fête in London's Tavistock Square this week.


Pernod Ricard to launch Royal Salute Diamond Tribute

Published:  05 June, 2013

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky arm Chivas Brothers has announced the global launch of its latest expression under luxury...


Glenfarclas and Hine join forces for 1953 vintage

Published:  24 May, 2013

Glenfarclas Scotch whisky and Hine Cognac have joined forces with the Queen's cabinet maker to create a pair of obelisks to house the 1953 vintages of each product.


New whisky distillery planned for Lake District

Published:  20 May, 2013

A new whisky distillery is set to open in the heart of the Lake District and will be the first in the region for more than...


Ian MacLeod relaunches Tamdhu with 10 YO whisky

Published:  09 May, 2013

Ian MacLeod Distillers celebrated the relaunch of its Tamdhu Distillery this week with the release of a 10-year-old...


Ardbeg celebrates next limited edition release with Ardbog Day on June 1

Published:  09 May, 2013

Ardbeg, the single malt scotch whisky producer, has announced its latest limited edition whisky will be called Ardbog and is to host a special "Ardbog Day" on June 1 to celebrate its launch.


Prince Harry to join Team Glenfiddich on Antarctic trek

Published:  23 April, 2013

Prince Harry has announced he will join Team Glenfiddich, an expedition group comprised of wounded service personnel, in a 335km trek to the South Pole in December.


Diageo to build £50m Scotch whisky distillery

Published:  03 April, 2013

Diageo is to increase its Scotch whisky production with a new £50 million distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Text Diageo is to increase its Scotch whisky production with a new £50 million distillery in the Scottish Highlands.


The distillery, which will create up to 20 new jobs, will be adjacent to the company's existing distillery in Teaninich, near Alness, but will have its own name and identity.


The company also announced a major new phase of expansion to its Scotch whisky production in the Speyside area. The combined activity is a part of the £1 billion five-year investment plan launched last year.


The new Teaninch distillery will have the capacity to produce around 13 million litres of spirit per annum from 16 copper stills. An on-site bio-energy plant will also be constructed to convert co-products into green energy to power the distillery.


At the same time, Diageo also plans to invest £12 million in expanding the existing Teaninich distillery to almost double its capacity. The single malt whisky produced at the new distillery and at the expanded Teaninich distillery will be used in a range of Diageo's blended Scotch whisky brands.


The spirits giant also announced it will invest around £30 million in new production facilities in Speyside, including a project to substantially increase the capacity of the Mortlach distillery at Dufftown. This will involve the building of a new stillhouse, which will replicate the unusual partial-triple distillation process that Mortlach uses.


Another element of the investment will be the construction of a new plant at Glendullan to process co-products in an anaerobic digestion process, producing bio-gas that will be used to power the Glendullan distillery.


Diageo Scotland managing director Bryan Donaghey, said: "This announcement is a significant milestone in our £1 billion investment programme in Scotland to support the global growth of our Scotch whisky brands."



Scotch whisky exports fell last year but industry remains confident

Published:  02 April, 2013

Scotch whisky exports fell by 70 million bottles last year with top market France accounting for nearly three quarters of the decline.