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Bimber Distillery announces release of first single-malt whisky

Published:  15 August, 2019

West London’s Bimber distillery is to release a premium small-batch, single-malt whisky.

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Ex-Tanqueray distiller turns his hand to Downton Abbey spirit range

Published:  15 August, 2019

The release of a new whisky and gin brand is sure to cause excitement both above and below stairs in the nation’s country houses.

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Counterfeit whisky targeted by artificial ‘tongue’

Published:  06 August, 2019

The crackdown on counterfeit whisky has a new ally: an artificial ‘tongue’ developed by scientists from the University of Glasgow.

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Thousands of US jobs at risk if drinks tariffs imposed

Published:  06 August, 2019

Nearly 80,000 jobs in the US drinks sector could go if the US government targets wine and spirits in its tariff dispute with the EU, the industry has warned.

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New core range from Scottish tequila producer

Published:  05 August, 2019

Storywood in Scotland has unveiled its core range of aged tequilas.

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Scottish government calls for post-Brexit protections for whisky

Published:  01 August, 2019

Scotch whisky must retain its current protected status if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Fergus Ewing, the Scottish government’s secretary for the rural economy, has said.

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Milroys gears up to open second permanent venue

Published:  25 July, 2019

Whisky specialist Milroys Soho has revealed it is opening its second permanent residence in a townhouse within the heart of Spitalfields.

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SWA blasts Bladnoch for sexist marketing campaign

Published:  23 July, 2019

Bladnoch Distillery has been reprimanded by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) for the sexist marketing of its True Scot brand.

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First “whisky hotel” touches down in London

Published:  08 July, 2019

An East London bar is expanding over five floors to create a destination for whisky lovers, while at the same time becoming the city’s first “whisky hotel”.

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Old Pulteney drives sales growth at Inver House Distillers

Published:  04 July, 2019

Sales at Inver House Distillers rose 7.4% for the year to September 2018, the company has reported, with sales of its flagship Old Pulteney single malt up by 20%.

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SWA responds to US tariff threats on Scotch

Published:  02 July, 2019

The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) has responded strongly to the reported threat of US tariffs on the import of Scotch.

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New visitor centre for Arran’s Lagg Distillery

Published:  02 July, 2019

Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran has announced the opening its new visitor centre.

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Scotch Whisky tourism hits record high

Published:  21 June, 2019

Over 2 million tourists visited Scotch Whisky distilleries in 2018, a record number.

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New bottling facility set to open up international markets for artisan producers

Published:  19 June, 2019

A new “state-of-the-art flexible bottling facility” will overcome barriers that have prevented small distillers selling their product overseas and restricted their access to the off trade domestic market, claim its developers.

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English and Welsh whisky soaring

Published:  14 June, 2019

English and Welsh whisky makers are struggling to keep up with demand thanks to “enormous interest” from spirits drinkers, according to the WSTA.

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Whisky eyes £2.44bn by 2022

Published:  12 June, 2019

Whisky will be worth £2.44bn by 2022, up from £2.31bn last year, according to the first Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Whisky Yearbook.

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Johnnie Walker master blender awarded OBE

Published:  10 June, 2019

Dr Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker’s master blender, has been awarded an OBE for his outstanding service to the Scotch whisky industry.

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FDF reports biggest first quarter on record for UK food and drink exports

Published:  05 June, 2019

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reported a 10.7% year on year increase in the exports of UK food and drink to £5.8bn for the first quarter of 2019, boosted by strong performances from whisky, gin and wine.

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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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