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Diageo boss urges UK to protect Scotch

Published:  28 July, 2016

The chief executive of drinks giant Diageo has made a plea to UK governments to keep the Scotch market "healthy and competitive" in a post-Brexit climate.

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First new New York whiskey makers since Prohibition looking to grow

Published:  26 July, 2016

An American Whiskey company is looking to expand worldwide after becoming the first American aged whiskey in New York since Prohibition.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits buys greater stake in Irish whiskey brand

Published:  26 July, 2016

Halewood Wines & Spirits has purchased a significant stake in West Cork Distillers to develop the Irish whiskey portfolio and expand its global reach.

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SMWS aims to remedy previous "laissez-faire" approach with push to drive US growth

Published:  25 July, 2016

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Whisky barrel-aged beers spark international interest

Published:  19 July, 2016

A Scottish beer producerd has attracted the interest of key international markets by combining two of Scotland's best-loved drinks.

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New era for Distell whisky maker

Published:  06 July, 2016

Andy Watts is moving on from his role as distillery manager at South Africa's James Sedgwick after 25 years.

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The Balvenie's David Stewart awarded an MBE for services to Scotch

Published:  06 July, 2016

The Balvenie's Malt Master David Stewart has been presented with an MBE medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to the Scotch whisky industry.

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Brexit: "Scots need to drink more Scotch"

Published:  01 July, 2016

A leading figure in global spirits branding has issued some advice to ensure the future prosperity of the Scotch whisky industry in a post-referendum market - to drink more Scotch domestically.

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

Published:  24 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.

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Jim Beam distributors invest £1m in new category vision

Published:  22 June, 2016

The UK's biggest whisky distributor is looking to capture a larger slice of the £90bn spirits category by turning their portfolio strategy on its head.

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

Published:  17 June, 2016

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 week that was Brexit edition: Top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.

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Glenfiddich announces new Global Brand Ambassador

Published:  14 June, 2016

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Glen Grant packaging and line-up overhaul to "re-awaken" the brand

Published:  14 June, 2016

Glen Grant has unveiled a complete re-brand of its range and added three new expressions in an attempt to "reaffirm" its position as a leading player in the premium whisky market.

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Southern Comfort sale averts disaster as Brown-Forman's sales drop 2%

Published:  09 June, 2016

The sale of Southern Comfort and Tuaca has bolstered a 2% drop in net sales for Jack Daniels owner Brown-Forman.

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Glenmorangie launches Old Fashioned Week

Published:  07 June, 2016

Glenmorangie is launching a new initiative called Old Fashioned Week to promote its Extra Matured Range ahead of this year's British Open Golf Championship.

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Brown-Forman acquires The BenRiach Distillery Company for £281 million

Published:  02 June, 2016

Brown-Forman announced yesterday it has completed the acquisition of the single malt Scotch whisky conglomerate The BenRiach Distillery Company for £281 million.

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Whiskey, rum and vodka triumph against the odds to beat gin in consumer poll

Published:  27 May, 2016

Vodka, whiskey and rum have dominated a campaign to find the nation's favourite craft spirits - despite gin making up 80% of the entries.

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"Bartenders changed everything," says Wild Turkey master distiller as he celebrates 35 years in the industry

Published:  25 May, 2016

Eddie Russell, master distiller at Wild Turkey grew up in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, in the heart of bourbon-making country.

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Recent decline in Scotch whisky exports slowing

Published:  23 May, 2016

Scotch whisky export value was down 2.4% in 2015 totalling £3.86 billion in custom value, but it is good news as the decline in recent years is slowing.

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