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Fine Wine beats hedge funds and art works as stable investment

Published:  11 April, 2019

Fine wine is a less volatile investment than all other major alternative assets, according to a new report released today by fine wine investment management specialist Cult Wines.

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Vermouth and Japanese whisky among top serves in high-end London bars

Published:  09 April, 2019

Vermouth and Japanese whisky are among the most fashionable drinks in London’s top high-end bars, according to the latest CGA and DrinkUp.London's 2018 Influencers Report.

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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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Food and drink exports growth slows to crawl but gin and whisky fly the flag

Published:  25 March, 2019

Overall UK food and drinks exports slowed to a crawl in 2018, but gin and whisky continued to fly the flag – each growing in both value and volume.

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Japan: ready to launch

Published:  13 March, 2019

Thanks to two key trade deals, Japan has increased its reach to a billion people so far in 2019. Jo Gilbert looks at the knock-on effect for the country’s drinkable exports

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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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Diageo targets new Scotch fans with voice-activated tech

Published:  18 December, 2018

The traditional world of Scotch whisky and Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa system are due to collide this Christmas.

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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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Edrington sells Cutty Sark to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet

Published:  28 November, 2018

Edrington has sold its Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky brand to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet for an undisclosed sum.

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Thinking outside the wine barrel: 1000 Stories creator Bob Blue talks bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel

Published:  16 November, 2018

From his upbringing in the Church of Christian Science to bourbon barrel aged Zinfandel range 1000 Stories, Bonterra head winemaker Bob Blue has led and continues to lead a colourful life.

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William Grant & Sons appoints new UK marketing director

Published:  08 November, 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed Ifan Jenkins to the role of marketing director for UK and Ireland.

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Haig Club aims to shatter whisky myths with new push

Published:  23 October, 2018

Diageo’s Haig Club aims to shatter whisky drinking myths in a new print ad campaign featuring David Beckham.

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Double-digit growth for Scotch Whisky exports

Published:  18 October, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has reported double-digit growth in exports of Scotch Whisky boosted by an increasing popularity of single malt.

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SWA calls on Chancellor to support Scotch

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the government not to increase excise duty in the Autumn Budget.

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Think Whisky 2018: Wising up to whisky

Published:  08 October, 2018


Despite being the second biggest spirits category in the UK, accounting for 21% of sales (Nielsen/CGA, year to June 2018), big opportunities exist for whisk(e)y if it can grow engagement with women and younger adults, who currently shy away from the category.

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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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WSTA turns spotlight on English and Welsh whisky with new ‘trail’

Published:  27 August, 2018

The WSTA has launched an English and Welsh whisky trail to further boost growth of a sector that lay dormant for than a century.

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Brown-Forman appoints Mangrove as UK distributor for its Scotch Whisky portfolio

Published:  23 August, 2018

Brown-Forman has appointed Mangrove Global as the exclusive UK distributor for its premium Scotch Whisky portfolio.

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Distell to debut six expressions at inaugural malt whisky showcase

Published:  08 August, 2018

African company Distell is launching six limited release whiskies across its single malt portfolio this September to coincide with its first annual showcase event.

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