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SWA backs EU moves to end market rigging in Colombia

Published:  15 January, 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed moves by the European Union to end restrictive trade practices in Colombia.

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Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 scheduled for February release

Published:  13 January, 2016

Japanese drinks group Suntory has announced the release of its Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 whisky on February 1.

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Drinks businesses flex their sharp social media skills

Published:  11 January, 2016

Social media has become a crucial tool in any brand manager's box of tricks and it will become increasingly important in 2016. Erin Smith reports 

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Published:  06 January, 2016

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SWA survey finds huge public support for cut in UK whisky tax

Published:  04 January, 2016

British consumers are overwhelmingly in favour of a cut in the tax on a bottle of Scotch, according to a new survey sponsored by the Scottish Whisky Association.

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Scottish minimum unit pricing for alcohol hangs in balance against EU free trade laws

Published:  23 December, 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Scottish Government's case for minimum unit pricing [MUP] for alcohol could be in breach of free trade laws if tax-based measures could deliver a fairer and equally effective result with regard to protecting public health.

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Father Christmas set to enjoy a whisky-fuelled Christmas night

Published:  22 December, 2015

Over three-quarters of us will leave something out for Father Christmas this year, according to a survey of Tesco customers.

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José Cuervo in £30 million plans to double capacity at Bushmills

Published:  21 December, 2015

The Bushmills distillery in County Antrim will double in capacity if new expansions plans meet with local planning approval.

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David steps down as William Grant chief executive

Published:  18 December, 2015

William Grant & Sons chief executive Stella David is to leave the family-owned business in February, it is reported.

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SWA slams minimum unit pricing ahead of EU court ruling

Published:  18 December, 2015

The Scottish Whisky Association has reiterated its opposition to minimum-unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland, prior to a ruling on the subject from the Court of Justice of the European Union, which is due on December 23.

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The Dalmore launches Parisian luxury film trilogy

Published:  17 December, 2015

The Dalmore Highland Single Malt has launched the first in a series of three films in partnership with luxury Paris hotels.

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Diageo looks Starward for second major Distill Ventures investment

Published:  16 December, 2015

Distill Ventures has made its second major investment in a matter of weeks.

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Scottish whisky industry leads the way on green issues

Published:  14 December, 2015

The Scottish whisky industry is on track to meet a range of ambitious environmental targets, a new report shows.

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Speyside Distillery marks anniversary of Byron's marriage with limited edition release

Published:  10 December, 2015

Speyside Distillery is marking the 200th anniversary of Lord Byron's marriage with the launch of a new limited edition whisky.

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Jameson Experience recognised for contribution to Irish tourism

Published:  09 December, 2015

The Jameson Experience Midleton has won the 'Ultimate Ambassador Award' at the second annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards.

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Distill Ventures invests £10 million in Denmark's Stauning whisky

Published:  07 December, 2015

Distill Ventures, the Diageo-funded accelerator programme for entrepreneurs in the spirits sector, has made its first major growth investment.

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Lagavulin finds viral fame in 45-minute YouTube hit

Published:  04 December, 2015

A 45-minute film of US actor Nick Offerman sitting by a log fire and sipping Lagavulin has become a global viral hit.

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Fine+Rare offers exclusive Arbikie single malt whisky Founder's Casks

Published:  03 December, 2015

Fine+Rare, the London-based international fine wine and spirits brokers, will be offering investors the opportunity to purchase exclusive first-release whisky barrels from award-winning new Scottish distillery, Arbikie.

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East London Liquor Company offers whisky lovers dram come true

Published:  30 November, 2015

The East London Liquor Company is offering customers the chance to lay down their own cask of whisky.

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John Dewar launches new Aberfeldy expression

Published:  30 November, 2015

John Dewar & Sons, the whisky arm of global drinks giant Barcardi, is releasing a new 16-year-old expression for Aberfeldy.

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