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Scotch sets out vision for the future

Published:  23 May, 2019

The Scotch Whisky industry plans to combine “future global growth” with “action to ensure the environmental sustainability” of the industry.

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SWA secures trademark for Scotch in South Korea

Published:  07 May, 2019

Scotland’s national drink has secured enhanced legal protection in South Korea after the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) application to register “Scotch Whisky” as a Certification Trademark was successful.

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Scotch Whisky fuels the UK by £5.5bn

Published:  30 April, 2019

Scotch Whisky now contributes £5.5billion to the UK economy, up 10% since 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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SWA doubles support to projects combatting alcohol misuse

Published:  05 April, 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced it will to double its support to projects that work to combat alcohol misuse to £1 million

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Gin and Scotch exports hit record highs

Published:  13 February, 2019

UK gin export sales exceeded £600 million in 2018 - a new record and up 15% on the previous year, according to new figures released by HMRC.

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Scotch Whisky Association takes action on alcohol misuse

Published:  17 December, 2018

Thirteen projects set up to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland have been granted awards by the Scotch Whisky Action Fund.

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Scotch whisky marks today as ‘Duty Paid Day.’

Published:  27 September, 2018

Scotch whisky producers have marked today as ‘Duty Paid Day.’

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SWA calls on government to continue duty freeze

Published:  10 September, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the UK government to support the industry at home through a continued duty freeze in the Autumn Budget.

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Scotch Whisky achieves trademark certification in South Africa

Published:  06 August, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has successfully registered ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a certification trademark in South Africa.

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Scotch Whisky tourism soars

Published:  01 August, 2018

Scotch Whisky tourism soared in 2017 with a record number of visitors from across the world visiting the country’s distilleries throughout the year.

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SWA calls for zero tariffs on whisky making materials

Published:  29 June, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for zero tariffs on imports of whisky making materials in the Brexit negotiations.

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SWA appoints director of strategy and communication

Published:  16 May, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed Gerry McFall as director of strategy and communication.

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UK trade responds as EU27 approves negotiating guidelines for next phase of Brexit and transition deal

Published:  23 March, 2018

On Friday in Brussels EU leaders finally agreed to adopt negotiating guidelines for the future of EU-UK relations, paving the way for the next phase of talks to get underway, after months of wrangling over the details.

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Scotch Whisky enjoys record-breaking year for exports

Published:  12 February, 2018

Scotch Whisky has enjoyed a record-breaking year for exports with both value and volume sales on the rise.

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Arbikie goes against the grain with Scottish rye whisky

Published:  18 January, 2018

Scotch is one of the UK’s most formidable trademarks, with a global export presence worth £1.8 billion in the first half of 2017, according to HMRC.

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Supreme Court clears path for 50p-per-unit minimum pricing in Scotland

Published:  15 November, 2017

Scotland is set to become the first country to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol after the UK Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Hammer to fall on Scottish minimum pricing

Published:  14 November, 2017

A landmark ruling in the long-running battle over minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland will be made on Wednesday morning (15 November) by the UK Supreme Court.

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EU and UK wines and spirits chiefs launch joint Brexit proposition paper

Published:  19 October, 2017

European and UK bodies responsible for the wider wine and spirit industry have joined together to publish a joint position paper to outline their stance on Brexit.

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Brexit boosts Scotch whisky tourism

Published:  08 September, 2017

Scotch whisky distilleries has posted a record 1.7 million visits during 2016 – an increase of almost 8% compared to the previous year, according to new research from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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SWA heads to Japan to insulate trade against Brexit

Published:  31 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) chief executive Karen Betts is this week joining the Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on a business delegation to Japan to ensure that trade  opportunities aren’t scuppered by Brexit.

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