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Scotch whisky industry more productive than City of London

Published:  02 January, 2013

Scotch whisky is now worth more than £4 billion to the Scottish economy and is more productive than the City of London, according to a report commissioned by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Lidl 'collectors' item' malt whisky sells out within days

Published:  12 December, 2012

The 33-year-old Lidl own-label single malt whisky, which was deemed a "collectors' item", sold its entire stock within just three days of being on the shelves.

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The Times launches spirits club

Published:  26 November, 2012

The Times has upped its focus on spirits with the launch of an online spirit shop the Whisky Club and a new drinks columnist Alice Lascelles.

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William Grant launches 25 Year Old blend

Published:  19 November, 2012

William Grant & Sons has launched its Grant's 25 Year Old blend for the first time outside the travel retail market.

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The Whisky Shop launches flagship London store

Published:  12 November, 2012

The Whisky Shop is launching its flagship store in London's Piccadilly with the aim of taking high street whisky retailing to a new level.

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Mike Matthews opens his mind to whiskey at Balcones tasting

Published:  06 November, 2012

I'll make no bones about this, spirits aren't really my thing. Anyone who knows me will tell you, I'm all about the grape and not the grain. So imagine my surprise when I was invited to a whiskey tasting.

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Rental record for new Whisky Shop on Piccadilly

Published:  05 November, 2012

A branch of the Whisky Shop is forking out a new rental record for its latest store, which is scheduled to opposite the Ritz in London.

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Bell's Scotch whisky aims to raise £1 million for Help for Heroes

Published:  02 November, 2012

Bell's Scotch whisky has released limited edition Help for Heroes bottles in an effort to raise £1 million for the charity.

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Douglas Blyde on the Suntory Japanese whisky tastings taking place at Roast

Published:  02 November, 2012

Zoran Peric of Cellar Trends hosted a tasting of Japanese whiskies from Suntory as part of a series of masterclasses being held at London's Roast restaurant in the eaves of Borough Market. The tasting began with a pretty, tart "Shard Sour" invented by bar manager, Sebastien Guesdon. "Every barman wants to leave behind a legacy which survives them," said Guesdon, dispensing the subtly smoky Suntory Hakushu (pronounced "pronounced ?Hack-shoo") 12 year-old single malt blended with lemon juice, egg white, and cherry, which represents Japan's most celebrated blossom.

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Inverarity Morton acquires spirits supplier LA Wholesale

Published:  31 October, 2012

Scottish drinks distributor Inverarity Morton has acquired Glasgow-based spirits supplier, LA Wholesale for an undisclosed sum.

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Chivas Brothers plans new Speyside distillery

Published:  24 October, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers has begun the planning process for its new Speyside whisky distillery on the site of the disused Imperial Distillery, acquired by Chivas Brothers in 2005.

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Glen Scotia plans packaging revamp to appeal to global market

Published:  22 October, 2012

The Glen Scotia Distillery in Cambeltown has included new packaging as part of its major investment plans to expand its global operation.

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Port producers can learn lessons from whisky industry

Published:  12 October, 2012

Port producers should look to the whisky industry for packaging and marketing inspiration in order to safeguard the Douro's future.

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Scotch whisky exports rise globally but slump in France

Published:  03 October, 2012

Scotch whisky exports increased in value by 12% in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association.

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The Glenrothes introduces the Extraordinary Cask Collection

Published:  21 September, 2012

Berry Bros & Rudd's single malt whisky brand, The Glenrothes, is releasing the first in what will be a series of single cask bottlings going back to the late 1960s.

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Chivas Regal launches 'Made for Gentlemen' series

Published:  17 September, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned brand, Chivas Regal, has launched the first in a annual series of limited editions under its new Made for Gentlemen concept.

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Bowmore teams up with the River Cottage

Published:  29 August, 2012

Bowmore has teamed up with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage to launch a series of seafood and dessert recipes to match its range of Islay single malt whiskies.

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Emporia Brands brings Wild Geese Collection to UK

Published:  08 August, 2012

Emporia Brands has released the Wild Geese Collection of Irish whiskies into the UK market.

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Dalmore sells first Constellation Collection for £158k

Published:  30 July, 2012

The world's first Dalmore Constellation Collection has sold for £158,000 to a US-based investor.

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Rémy Cointreau buys Islay distiller Bruichladdich for £58 million

Published:  24 July, 2012

Rémy Cointreau UK has signed a deal to buy Islay Scotch whisky distiller Bruichladdich for £58 million.

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