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UK removes ‘retaliatory’ tariffs on American whiskeys

Published:  24 March, 2022

The Bourbon Alliance and its members have welcomed the announcement of a resolution to a trade dispute, which resulted in destructive tariffs on American Whiskeys. 

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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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Copper Rivet’s Masthouse to partner with Cask Liquid Marketing

Published:  14 February, 2022

Copper Rivet Distillery of Chatham in Kent has agreed a multi-year partnership with Cask Liquid Marketing for the exclusive UK marketing and distribution of its Masthouse Whisky products. Launched in 2020, the burgeoning Masthouse Whisky range is at the vanguard of all the exciting English whiskies now hitting the market after years of maturation.

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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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Cotswolds Distillery announces plans for 'major expansion'

Published:  01 February, 2022

Leading craft spirit producer Cotswolds Distillery has unveiled plans to construct a new dedicated distillery for its whisky, allowing the firm to dramatically increase production.

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How can scotch thrive post-pandemic?

Published:  01 December, 2021

Douglas Blyde looks at some of the more innovative strides made by Scotch producers over the course of the pandemic in order to remain resilient in the fallout from Brexit, lockdowns and the USA’s draconian import taxes.

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Berry Bros unveils Nordic Casks whisky range

Published:  25 August, 2021

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched a Nordic Casks whisky series, marking the first time an independent bottler has focussed on this whisky region, according to the business. 

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Johnnie Walker to open new visitor experience

Published:  03 August, 2021

Diageo-owned whisky brand Johnnie Walker is opening a new visitor experience on Princes Street in Edinburgh on 6 September 2021.

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Cask whisky specialist eyes Asian market

Published:  05 July, 2021

London-based Cask Trade is opening an outpost in Hong Kong following an “unprecedented” spike in demand from the region.

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Diageo collaborates on sustainable glass bottle trial

Published:  08 April, 2021

Diageo has collaborated in a pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced for a Scotch whisky brand.

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Scotch whisky tariffs suspended

Published:  04 March, 2021

The US has lifted tariffs on Scotch whisky for four months as leaders enter into negotiations to put a long-term solution in place.

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SWA backs Mexico-UK spirits accord

Published:  01 December, 2020

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed the announcement of the Mexico-UK Spirits Agreement.

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Historic whisky up for auction

Published:  18 November, 2020

A bottle of The Macallan 50-year old anniversary malt whisky is to form the centrepiece of Brightwells’ November auction.

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English Whisky Society officially launched as part of first festival

Published:  01 October, 2020

The English Whisky Society is gearing up for its official launch as part of the first English Whisky Festival to date. 

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Opinion: What if Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible reviews were written by a woman?

Published:  28 September, 2020

Backlash around sexually charged descriptions used in critic Jim Murray’s annual Whisky Bible has ignited debates around the double standard for the treatment of men and women both inside and outside of the whisky industry.

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Scotch whisky industry launches Diversity and Inclusivity Charter

Published:  28 September, 2020

The Scotch Whisky industry is this week launching its Diversity and Inclusivity Charter in a series of events led by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Chivas chief slams Scots govt for whisky sector lockdown failure

Published:  03 September, 2020

The Scottish government failed to support the Scottish whisky industry at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Jean-Christophe Coutures, the chairman and chief executive of Chivas Brothers, has said.

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Scotland's secret whisky heritage to be uncovered

Published:  27 August, 2020

National Trust Scotland has partnered with Glenlivet to uncover the lost history of Scotland’s illicit stills.

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