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Bladnoch distillery partners with Enotria & Coe

Published:  12 February, 2024

Bladnoch, Scotland’s southernmost distillery, has partnered with leading wine and spirits distributor Enotria & Coe to accelerate growth of the single malt whisky brand across the UK.

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Five minutes with Stef Holt, Mangrove Global

Published:  06 February, 2024

Jo Gilbert catches up with Stef Holt on her new role as the first curator of world whisky for Mangrove Global.

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Bordeaux Index: Fine wine takes a tumble in 2023

Published:  22 January, 2024

‘Frenzied activity’ characterised the fine wine market during the second half of 2021 and most of 2022 in particular for Champagne and Burgundy, when prices increased by 69% and 58% respectively according to Bordeaux Index. However, things were much more subdued in 2023, with the platform also predicting some return of optimism in 2024.

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Spirits specialist joins Berry Bros. & Rudd

Published:  09 January, 2024

Berry Bros. & Rudd has appointed a spirits curator to oversee its growing portfolio, which now includes a soon to be opened new spirits shop.

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Nick Gillett: Predicting the big Christmas spirits trends

Published:  16 October, 2023

When it comes to this point of the year, customers start turning their thoughts towards Christmas. I know we say this every year, but Christmas 2023 really is going to be one of the most important festive seasons of the last ten years. While a great season won’t solve the various problems put upon the industry by government (duty hikes, rail strikes, and soaring energy costs, to name but a few) it’ll certainly go some way to protecting against the inevitable quiet months in early 2024.

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Cask Whisky Association aims to protect whisky

Published:  22 September, 2023

The brand-new Cask Whisky Association (CWA) has been launched with the aim of protecting the overall reputation of Scotch whisky, while creating a ‘safe environment’ for whisky enthusiasts and customers to buy and sell casks.

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New BSI guidelines will improve quality of UK and Irish whisky

Published:  11 September, 2023

The Scottish, Welsh, English and Irish whisky industries have agreed on a consistent method of production to ensure quality is consistent across the entire category.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd champions sustainability pioneers with new Collective

Published:  11 September, 2023

Historic London-based merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd is revamping its spirits portfolio, with the launch of The Collective, a new annual release of spirits, which brings together a group of like-minded distillers.

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Co-op spirits buyer receives whisky nod

Published:  24 May, 2023

Co-op spirits buyer, Jonny Grey, has been honoured with the prestigious award of ‘Keeper of the Quaich’, following on from his work in helping to drive the category forward.

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Mangrove Global expands into Middle Eastern spirits

Published:  05 April, 2023

One of the UK's leading distributors has welcomed Israel's first whisky brand into its growing family of premium spirits.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd acquires interest in The Cotswolds Distillery

Published:  05 April, 2023

Britain’s oldest wine & spirits merchant has purchased a minority stake in The Cotswolds Distillery, a producer of super-premium spirits based in Stourton, Warwickshire. As a result of the investment, Emma Fox, CEO of Berry Bros. & Rudd, will join the board this year.

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Nick Gillett: The world is our whisky tumbler

Published:  13 March, 2023

Mention whisky and dated images come to mind. Crystal tumblers. Whisky of a specific provenance – normally Scotch. Then think of whisky producers and certain countries will come up: the US, Ireland, Canada, Japan and Scotland, naturally.

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The ‘Dram Queen’ and other whisky leaders at the heart of International Women’s Day

Published:  03 March, 2023

The globally known Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is returning in spring 2023, with many of the industry’s top female leaders and whisky-makers at the heart of the event.

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Friday read: Why whisky is bouncing back from the pandemic

Published:  01 July, 2022

Alan Hamilton, director of corporate finance at Johnston Carmichael, explains why whisky’s fortunes are on the rise in the global stage.

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Soapbox: Rum colonisation has to stop

Published:  22 March, 2022

Ian Burrell, the co-founder of African and Caribbean rum brand Equiano, makes the case for protecting Caribbean rum as a local and authentically made protect

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrates its 150th distillery release

Published:  14 March, 2022

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) presents its landmark 150th distillery bottling this month – and it’s not a Scotch. 

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Andrea Montague appointed head of advocacy at Edrington UK

Published:  09 March, 2022

The UK’s number one whisky distributor, Edrington UK, has announced Andrea Montague as its head of advocacy in a newly created role for the business.

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Lad culture called out for continuing to sideline women in whisky

Published:  21 February, 2022

The whisky industry is still suffering from a prevailing “laddish culture” by some consumers and members of the trade who see female employees as a “novelty”, the head of Penderyn’s distillery operations has said.

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Scotch whisky exports on road to recovery after growth in 2021

Published:  14 February, 2022

Global exports of Scotch whisky grew to £4.51bn during 2021, according to figures released today by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and US tariffs. 

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Pernod Ricard UK expands portfolio with new super-premium US whisky

Published:  02 February, 2022

Pernod Ricard has announced plans to distribute American whisky Rabbit Hole in the UK – the first European market to receive allocations of the brand.

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