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Slowdown in China affects growth in LVMH wines and spirits divison

Published:  15 April, 2015
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Remy Cointreau reports sales boost on back of liqueurs and spirit growth

Published:  15 April, 2015

Spirits company Remy Cointreau saw a "significant" boost to sales in the last quarter of 2014, and reported positive growth of 0.6% in the 12 months to 31 March.

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Glenmorangie sells Scotch Malt Whisky Society to focus on its global brands

Published:  01 April, 2015

The Glenmorangie Company has sold the Scotch Malt Whisky Society to a group of private investors.

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Bacardi grows its American and Scotch whisky portfolio through acquisition

Published:  01 April, 2015

Bacardi Limited has made two major moves into the whisky category this week with the acquisition of American bourbon brand Angel's Envy and the purchase of a stake in the Compass Box Whisky Co.

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Scotch whisky exports fell in 2014, the latest SWA figures reveal

Published:  01 April, 2015

Exports of Scotch whisky last well fell 7% to £3.95bn, according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association, compared to £4.26bn in 2013. 

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Distillers City Debate to explore how innovative whisky is compared to other categories

Published:  13 March, 2015

Is the whisky category sufficiently innovative and how does it compare with other drinks categories will be the key issues up for debate at the Distillers City Debate 2015 organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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SWA ramps up call to cut duty as domestic sales of whisky fall

Published:  13 March, 2015

Domestic sales of whisky have fallen nearly 5% in the last year, according to new figures from the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Maxxium promotes Mark Riley from head of off-trade to group's managing director

Published:  10 March, 2015

Spirit distributor Maxxium UK has named Mark Riley as its new managing director, who will take up the role next month.

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Colum Egan, master distiller at Bushmills, predicts a strong future for Irish whiskey

Published:  02 March, 2015

These are excavating times for Irish whiskey in general, and for Bushmills in particular. More than 20 distilleries have either started producing whiskey spirit or about to, the country's whiskey industry is awash with overseas money, and is more vibrant and dynamic than at any time in more than century.

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Monkey Shoulder sets off in search of the Ultimate Bartender

Published:  20 February, 2015

Scotch whisky brand, Monkey Shoulder, is launching a new competition to find the "Ulitmate Bartender" in the UK with a series of regional trials with the overall winner getting the chance to run their own pop up bar during London Cocktail Week.

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Irish whiskey Tullamore DEW launches busking campaign

Published:  12 February, 2015

William Grant owned Irish whiskey Tullamore DEW is looking to build awareness of the brand through a campaign involving street buskers.

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Senior industry figures toast positive reception from Treasury over proposed 2% duty cut

Published:  11 February, 2015

Senior representatives from the drinks industry met with Treasury officials yesterday to present evidence in support of the proposed 2% duty cut on alcohol, describing the discussions as "constructive".

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Scotch Whisky Association goes to Westminster asking government to support trade and drop duty

Published:  06 February, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association argued this week at Westminster that as a £5 billion industry and a vital part of the UK economy the government should implement measures that support the sector and cut duty by 2%

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Glenrothes releases a 1968 edition to its Extraordinary Cask Collection

Published:  05 February, 2015

Berry Bros & Rudd has unearthed another rare single cask it is releasing to become the third editon in its Extradordinary Cask Collection series.

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Scotch whisky worth £5 billion to UK economy

Published:  28 January, 2015

Scotch whisky's £5 billion contribution to the UK economy is worth more than the iron, steel, textiles, shipping and computing industries, a new report has shown.

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Small distilleries back cut in duty campaign

Published:  21 January, 2015

Small distillers across the UK have come out in force in favour of a 2% cut in the rate of duty, which they maintain would boost growth in the industry.

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Glenmorangie launches 'rare' grain whisky Tùsail

Published:  21 January, 2015

Glenmorangie has launched Tùsail whisky made from the rare and recently resurrected Maris Otter barley grain.

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Nielsen confirms sparkling wine and major spirits categories as big Christmas winners

Published:  16 January, 2015

Nielsen has confirmed that sparkling wine and the main spirits categories were the big winners during Christmas 2014.

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Quintessential Brands ramps up its marketing division

Published:  15 January, 2015

Quintessential Brands is growing its marketing division with the addition of Nick Williamson, Claire O'Grady, Sam Chandler and new roles for Sinead O'Frighil and Kate Harrison.

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Scotch Whisky Association to open London office as it ramps up international focus

Published:  08 January, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association is on the hunt for a new global affairs director, to be responsible for all of its international and EU business, who will head up a new London office.

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