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Plans for first distillery on Raasay approved

Published:  11 February, 2016
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Former Scottish secretary joins calls for 2% duty cut on whisky

Published:  10 February, 2016

Alistair Carmichael, secretary of state for Scotland in the 2010-15 coalition government, has written to the chancellor George Osborne calling for a further 2% cut in the duty on whisky and other spirits.

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Benromach celebrates its past with rare 35-year-old expression

Published:  03 February, 2016

Moray distillery Benromach has released a 35-year-old whisky, one of its rarest single malts to date.

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Douglas Laing launches limited edition cask strength Rock Oyster whisky

Published:  27 January, 2016

Douglas Laing & Co has announced the release of its Limited Edition Cask Strength Rock Oyster Island Malt Scotch Whisky.

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Hunter Laing expands into production with first Islay distillery in ten years

Published:  26 January, 2016

Glasgow's Hunter Laing & Company, a family-owned whisky bottler and blender, has announced plans to open a distillery on Islay.

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Glenmorangie adds seventh to award-winning Private Edition series

Published:  21 January, 2016

Glenmorangie has announced the release of the seventh in its award-winning Private Edition series of whiskies.

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Morrison Bowmore CEO Keiller joins board of The Last Drop

Published:  20 January, 2016

The Last Drop Distillers has appointed Mike Keiller to its board directors, the company has announced.

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Bulleit taps Tivey for north of England brand ambassador role

Published:  19 January, 2016

Bulleit Bourbon and Rye has appointed award-winning bartender, Joe Tivey as its first brand ambassador for the north of England.

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London café offers Speyside whisky for 1p a shot

Published:  18 January, 2016

A London café is selling a Speyside single malt whisky at 1p a shot this week.

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SWA backs EU moves to end market rigging in Colombia

Published:  15 January, 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed moves by the European Union to end restrictive trade practices in Colombia.

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Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 scheduled for February release

Published:  13 January, 2016

Japanese drinks group Suntory has announced the release of its Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 whisky on February 1.

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Drinks businesses flex their sharp social media skills

Published:  11 January, 2016

Social media has become a crucial tool in any brand manager's box of tricks and it will become increasingly important in 2016. Erin Smith reports 

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Published:  06 January, 2016

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SWA survey finds huge public support for cut in UK whisky tax

Published:  04 January, 2016

British consumers are overwhelmingly in favour of a cut in the tax on a bottle of Scotch, according to a new survey sponsored by the Scottish Whisky Association.

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Scottish minimum unit pricing for alcohol hangs in balance against EU free trade laws

Published:  23 December, 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Scottish Government's case for minimum unit pricing [MUP] for alcohol could be in breach of free trade laws if tax-based measures could deliver a fairer and equally effective result with regard to protecting public health.

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Father Christmas set to enjoy a whisky-fuelled Christmas night

Published:  22 December, 2015

Over three-quarters of us will leave something out for Father Christmas this year, according to a survey of Tesco customers.

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José Cuervo in £30 million plans to double capacity at Bushmills

Published:  21 December, 2015

The Bushmills distillery in County Antrim will double in capacity if new expansions plans meet with local planning approval.

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David steps down as William Grant chief executive

Published:  18 December, 2015

William Grant & Sons chief executive Stella David is to leave the family-owned business in February, it is reported.

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SWA slams minimum unit pricing ahead of EU court ruling

Published:  18 December, 2015

The Scottish Whisky Association has reiterated its opposition to minimum-unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland, prior to a ruling on the subject from the Court of Justice of the European Union, which is due on December 23.

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The Dalmore launches Parisian luxury film trilogy

Published:  17 December, 2015

The Dalmore Highland Single Malt has launched the first in a series of three films in partnership with luxury Paris hotels.

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