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Bulleit opens its $115m distillery

Bulleit, the Diageo-owned bourbon brand, has formally opened its new US$115m distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

Method and Madness new Irish whiskeys

Irish Distillers has launched a range of whiskeys aimed at attracting non-whisk(e)y drinkers into the category.

Whisky expert Jim Swan has died

The whisky industry has reacted with shock and sadness at the death of whisky expert Dr Jim Swan, a Scotsman who helped to establish new and innovative distilleries across the word.

Glenmorangie unveils Bacalta its latest Private Edition

Bacalta is Glenmorangie’s eighth and latest annual release in its Private Edition range.

SWA sets out case for 2% cut in excise in March Budget

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for a 2% cut in excise duty in its budget submission to the UK government’s Treasury.

Diageo re-enters Irish whiskey

Diageo has announced that it is to launch a new premium Irish whiskey, to be called Roe & Co.

Menezes: UK could have free trade with India before EU

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has said the UK “could move ahead of the EU in terms of getting a Free Trade Agreement” post Brexit.

Pernod Ricard to invest €10m in capacity at Midleton distillery

Pernod Ricard has announced a €10.5 million investment in increasing Irish Distillers’ single pot still Irish whiskey capacity by more than 30% 

Special Lagavulin to raise money for Islay charities

Lagavulin distillery’s year-long 200th anniversary celebrations conclude with the sale of 520 bottles of a special limited edition 1991 expression, which will be sold via a special ballot.

Dalmore releases single malt to celebrate Richard Paterson

The Dalmore is set to release a Domaine Henri Giraud champagne-finished, 50 year old single malt to mark master distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whisky industry.

Scotches worth £850,000 ruled fake

Rare Whisky 101 claims to have unearthed a valuable haul of forged rare scotch malt whisky, which indicates that professional fraud is more commonplace than previously thought.

Gordon & MacPhail launches Speyside Collection

Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled its Speyside Collection of six single malt scotch whiskies. 

Benromach unveils UK exclusive single cask whisky

The Benromach Distillery Company has added a ‘rare’ single cask malt whisky to its range, Benromach Heritage 1973. 

Quintessential sets up in Dublin Liberties

Quintessential Brands has announced the establishment of The Dublin Liberties Distillery and the appointment of an executive team to lead its €10 million investment in developing a new whiskey distillery and visitor centre for its Irish whiskey brands.

Time for Longmorn

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has introduced two new expressions of Longmorn, its Speyside single malt.

Pernod launches Chivas Regal Ultis

Chivas Regal Ultis is Pernod Ricard's first-ever blended malt scotch whisky under the Chivas brand and its entry point to the prestige scotch whisky category.

Arran Distillers to double production

Isle of Arran Distillers has pledged to double its production and become the leading independent whisky player in Scotland, after William Grant & Sons.

Scotch registered as a trade mark in Taiwan

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that scotch whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Taiwan, giving consumers and the industry better protection against fakes.

Georgie Bell joins Bacardi

Bacardi has announced the appointment of Georgie Bell as its global Malts ambassador for its single malt scotch whiskies.

Diageo unveils its 2016 Special Releases collection

Diageo, the world’s largest producer of scotch whisky, has unveiled 10 special scotches this autumn as part of its ongoing Special Releases programme.

Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

Diageo has released a limited edition Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish as the first release from its experimental Blenders’ Batch series.

Pernod announces new Chivas blending team

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced a new scotch whisky blending team with new roles for its master blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop.

Quintessential Brands unveils Dublin Liberties Copper Alley

Quintessential Brands has announced the launch of a limited edition single malt from The Dublin Liberties Distillery. 

Irish Distillers launches Redbreast Lustau Edition

Irish Distillers has unveiled Redbreast Lustau Edition, an ode to the sherry industry and the importance of its relationship with Irish whiskey. 

Maker’s 46 launches in UK

Maxxium UK is extending its bourbon portfolio with the launch of Maker’s 46, a higher ABV variant of Maker's Mark targeted at premium on trade and luxury off trade.

Matching scotch to your personality

A psychologist and research scientist is working with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society to come up with a psychometric test that can match personality types to whisky flavours.

Scotch distilleries - a star visitor attraction

Scotland’s whisky distilleries hosted more visits than ever before in 2015, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

New David Beckham Haig Club scotch

The David Beckham endorsed Haig Club single grain whisky brand has been expanded to include a new variant, Clubman.

What Brexit means for scotch

The Scotch Whisky Association has been consulting members on what leaving the European Union means for one of the UK’s most important businesses and exports.

Halewood buys a stake in West Cork Distillers

Halewood Wines & Spirits has announced that it has bought a stake in West Cork Distillers. It says it plans to expand jointly its global reach.

Ewan Henderson is Crucial’s global brand ambassador

Crucial Drinks, has announced whisky connoisseur, Ewan Henderson, as its newly created global brand ambassador.

Johnnie Walker keeps with walking Colombia

Keep Walking Colombia is a new documentary film by the makers of scotch whisky Johnnie Walker in association with Bogotá’s Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO).

Collaboration vital says SWA

The Scotch whisky Association has emphasised its commitment to working with the Scottish government to the benefit of the wider Scottish economy.

Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey

Diageo’s Whiskey Union team is about to launch a third new whiskey – Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey.

Writers Tears Mini Book Gift Pack

Walsh Whiskey has released a  Writers Tears ‘Copper Pot’ mini-book giftpack.

Lagavulin 200th anniversary edition

Diageo has launched a special limited edition bottling of Lagavulin Eight Year Old in honour of Britain’s most famous Victorian whisky writer, Alfred Barnard.

Walsh whiskey opens €25m distillery

A new €25 million distillery with a capacity of 2.5m litres of pure alcohol (LPA’s) or 8m bottles/650,000 cases, has been officially opened in County Carlow, Ireland.

Millionaires' Club: The Whisky List

DI's annual league of brands returns. Here's the list of the world's best-selling whisky brands in 2015, taking you through the Indian, Scotch, North American, Irish and Japanese million-case brands.

Alcobrew targets top-5 of Indian spirits makers

Indian spirits manufacturer Alcobrew has announced its ambitions to become one of the top 5 spirits companies in India by 2020.

McCallum appointed lead blender for Scottish Leader

Scottish Leader has appointed Dr Kirstie McCallum to the newly created role of lead blender as part of a “new collaborative approach”.  

Pernod announces sale of Paddy to Sazerac

Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers have announced the signing and completion of the sale of Paddy Irish whiskey, the fourth largest Irish whiskey brand in the world, to Sazerac. 

InchDairnie starts distilling

InchDairnie Distillery, a new look scotch malt whisky distillery which claims to reflect a new approach, was unveiled today (May 17).

Optimistic outlook for scotch exports

Scotch whisky exports reached £3.86 billion in customs value last year, according to a Scotch Whisky Association analysis published today (May 17).

Wemyss Malts to release six single cask whiskies

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts has released six new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 35 years old.

Diageo GTME opens Singleton Sensorium in Taiwan airport

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first ‘The Singleton Sensorium’ in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society to launch event for World Whisky Day

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is launching Project Flavour Behaviour events across the world on World Whisky Day, Saturday 21 May 2016. 

Dubliner Irish Whiskey announces latest limited edition

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has announced the release of a limited edition 10 Year Old single malt whiskey.

Brown-Forman buys BenRiach for £285m

The Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has bought the BenRiach Distillery Company Limited for approximately £285 million.

Spirit of Speyside Festival appoints volunteer directors

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has appointed two volunteer directors to join the board for the 17th edition of the event this month. 

Moët Hennessy releases Ardbeg Day Dark Cove

Moët Hennessy has announced the release of its annual limited edition whisky, Ardbeg’s Dark Cove.