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Fine whisky market softens

Published:  27 November, 2023

The value of fine and rare single malt Scotch whisky has softened despite rising global demand from investors and enthusiasts, according to a new report by corporate finance boutique Noble & Co.


Whisky Investment Company calls on SWA to ‘head up’ CWA

Published:  28 September, 2023

Following the launch of the Cask Whisky Association (CWA), a board of members committed to upholding best practices in cask whisky ownership and sale, the MD of a leading whisky investment company has called on the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to back the development.


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.


Scotch whisky maintains export boom

Published:  17 August, 2023

Scotch whisky has managed to maintain its momentum on the export market following a record-breaking year in 2022, with the first six months of 2023 bringing home over £2.5bn.


Nordic whisky in growth, reports Master of Malt

Published:  02 June, 2023

In its World Whisky Report, online retailer Master of Malt has revealed the top five countries in growth for whisky, and Nordic countries are well-represented, namely Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. 


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.


East London Liquor Company releases exclusive cask to Harvey Nichols

Published:  20 April, 2023

Renegade spirit maker, East London Liquor Company, is releasing its first-ever cask whisky to Harvey Nichols as a one-off exclusive. 


First whisky distillery to open on Orkney in 138 Years

Published:  28 March, 2023

Deerness Distillery, Orkney’s first whisky distillery to open in 138 years, is offering whisky enthusiasts a chance to own a piece of liquid history through the sale of 200 casks of its inaugural release single malt. 


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.


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.


Nigel Huddleston: Whisky business

Published:  04 January, 2023

Nigel Huddleston looks at how the spirit’s global evolution is ‘loosening the chains of tradition’.


Value of fine and rare whisky auction sales surge by 21%

Published:  28 November, 2022

A new report by investment bank Noble & Co has revealed that global demand for fine and rare single malt Scotch whisky has led to an increase in volume and value at whisky auction sales. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.