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Alan Winchester wins ISC Lifetime Achievement Award

The Glenlivet master distiller Alan Winchester was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 International Spirits Challenge dinner on Thursday 12 July.

Rachel Barrie given honorary doctorate for whisky services

Rachel Barrie has become the first female master blender to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Edinburgh.

'Primary Scotch brands can dominate emerging markets'

Pat Venning, global marketing director for Chivas Brothers believes that its primary Scotch portfolio has a “good future” despite global premiumisation.

Grant's undergoes full rebrand

Grant’s Scotch whisky has announced a global brand relaunch, including the renaming of its signature blend to Grant’s Triple Wood.

Chivas XV "disruptive" to Scotch category

The release of Chivas XV, a 15-year-old blended Scotch finished in Grande Champagne cognac casks has been described as “a disruptive move” for the category by its producer.

Tomatin whisky reports 25% turnover boost

Highland Scotch whisky distillery, Tomatin near Inverness, has announced a turnover increase of almost 25% over the past financial year.

American whiskey sales in Australia up 41% from 2005

American whiskey is becoming the most popular spirit of choice in Australia according to data collected by The Distilled Spirits Council.

Jack Daniel's price could rise 10% in EU

Brown-Foreman believes the price of Jack Daniel's whiskey will increase by around 10% in the EU due to import tariffs imposed by Donald Trump.

Rick house collapses in Kentucky

A rick house in Bardstown Kentucky partly collapsed on 22 June leaving around 9,000 barrels of bourbon in ruins.

Loch Lomond Whiskies releases three single malts ahead of The Open

Loch Lomond Whiskies has released three limited edition single malts to mark the beginning of it five-year partnership with The Open golf championship.

William Grant & Sons launches Grant's in India

William Grant & Sons has announced a deal with Modi Distilleries to bottle and launch Grant’s blended Scotch whisky in India.

Glenmorangie releases single-cask bottling for 175th year

Glenmorangie has celebrated the 175th anniversary of its Highland single malt Scotch whisky with the release of a single-cask bottling.

The Macallan new distillery: see inside

The Macallan recently unveiled its new £140m distillery in Scotland’s Speyside region, opening to the public on June 2.

Pernod Ricard plans Myanmar whisky expansion

Yoma Strategic Holdings and Pernod Ricard have formed a joint venture company to focus on the production and distribution of whisky in Myanmar.

Speymalt Whisky Distributors announces distillery plans

Plans have been announced by Speymalt Whisky Distributors for a new distillery at Craggan, near Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland.

Chivas Regal invests £50m in bottling plant

Scotch whisky producer, Chivas Brothers has announced the construction of a £50m expansion to its bottling plant in Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Chivas 18 gets rebrand

Chivas Regal has re-branded its 18 year-old blend, one of the largest international blended Scotch expressions, with immediate effect to reflect its 'super-premium' position.

Irish Distillers expands Method And Madness range

Irish Distillers has added two new and experimental Irish whiskeys to its Method And Madness range; Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Finished in Virgin Hungarian Oak and a 28-year-old Ruby Port Pipe Single Cask Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey.

The Macallan treasures World Whisky Day

Scotch whisky brand The Macallan believes that World Whisky Day, May 19, is more than just a consumer trend but an opportunity to spread its story.

Chivas unveils Royal Salute Royal Wedding expression

The Duke of Argyll and Chivas Brothers’ marketing manager - prestige, Mathieu Deslandes today (May 15) unveiled the Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition for the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

Paul Lawrie joins Loch Lomond Whiskies at The Open

Loch Lomond Whiskies, the official spirit of The Open golf championships, has agreed a partnership with 1999 Open Champion, Paul Lawrie.

Diageo to invest £150m in Scotch visitor centres

Diageo has announced a £150m investment over three years to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences.

The Macallan 1926 sold for record $1.2m

Two rare bottles of The Macallan 1926 have been sold for a record US$1.2m in Dubai airport duty free.

Loch Lomond Group brings Claret Jug to London

The Loch Lomond Group has launched its largest global travel retail initiative with World Duty Free at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 this month.

Irish Distillers appoints new distiller

Irish Distillers has appointment Henry Donnelly as distiller of the Micro Distillery at the Midleton plant in Cork, replacing Karen Cotter, who has moved to a new role in the main site.

Famous Grouse launches Cask Series

The Famous Grouse has launched Cask Series, a new range of ‘everyday premium’ whiskies which will start with Bourbon Cask and be followed up by whiskies aged in different cask types.

Dave Broom to film whisky documentary

Spirits writer Dave Broom has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a road trip documentary, exploring the untold story of whisky and Scottish culture.

Loch Lomond Group sponsors The Open

Scotch whisky distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has agreed a five-year partnership with The Open, golf’s original championship for its Loch Lomond Whiskies brand.

Jameson launches St Patrick's Day bottle

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018 with its seventh annual limited-edition bottle design.

Dead Rabbit launches Irish whiskey brand

Dead Rabbit has partnered up with The Dublin Liberties Distillery to produce an Irish whiskey available globally from March.

Glen Scotia gets UK airport listings

Loch Lomond Group’s Glen Scotia has gained listings at 22 airports across the UK in partnership with World Duty Free.

Suntory partners with Alibaba in China

Japan’s leading beverage company, Suntory, is partnering with China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba group to sell whisky and other liquors in mainland China.

Yamazaki 50 year old breaks auction record

A bottle of Yamazaki single malt has broken the auction record for Japanese whisky, selling for  HK$2,337,000 (US $298,850) on January 27.

Glenmorangie adds Spìos to Private Edition series

Glenmorangie has launched its first single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks as the ninth release in the brand’s Private Edition series. 

Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 gets global appeal

Suntory’s Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 is now available in select retailers throughout Europe, Asia and the US.

Brown Forman rebrands Old Forester bourbon

Old Forester bourbon has rebranded its 86 proof expression to ‘reflect a more authentic and premium look’ for the American whiskey.

Diageo eyes International Scotch Day 'huge success'

Global premium drinks company, Diageo is preparing for ‘huge success’ on International Scotch Day held on February 8.

Glenmorangie launches Cadboll to Legends Collection

Glenmorangie has launched a new permanent expression to its travel retail Legends Collection called Glenmorangie Cadboll.

Ardbeg An Oa 'more approachable' than 10-year-old

Ardbeg’s latest expression An Oa, pronounced ‘an oh’ has not been designed as a replacement to its most popular 10-year-old but a more “approachable” addition to its core range, according to its creator.

Johnnie Walker shop opens in Miami airport

Diageo Global Travel has opened a Johnnie Walker store in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport.

SWA chief accepts MUP ruling

The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, Karen Betts, has accepted the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland but expects an ‘objective assessment’ to be carried through.

Inside Ballantine's Single Malt distilleries

Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s invited DI to Linn House, its home in Keith, Scotland for a tour of its malt distilleries following the launch of its new Single Malt series.

William Grant & Sons further invests in Tullamore Dew

William Grant & Sons has made a significant investment in its Irish whiskey brand, Tullamore Dew.

Lux Row Distillers: A new era of bourbon

The explosion in popularity of single malt whisky around the world has led to a boom in its price points, but now its American cousin, bourbon is beginning to capitalise in the UK and other parts of Europe.

Maker's puts its Mark in UK bar scene

Maker’s Mark brand diplomat Amanda Humphreys believes bourbon can impose a more significant presence in the UK bar industry due to its flexibility and ‘approachable’ taste profiles.

India: The big opportunity for spirits

India, along with China, is a huge opportunity for spirits brands, according to two senior Pernod Ricard executives.

Diageo reopens Port Ellen and Brora whisky distilleries

Diageo has announced that Port Ellen and Brora, two of its ‘lost’ distilleries, are to be brought back into production.

Glenlivet releases WW2 single malt

A rare wartime cask from 1943 has been unveiled as one of the oldest single malt whiskies in the world.

Naked Grouse relaunches as blended malt

Edrington, Scottish independent premium spirits company, is relaunching Naked Grouse as a blended malt, designed for a younger consumer.

Glenmorangie’s latest expression - a bike!

Following its move into sunglasses made from staves from its whisky casks, Glenmorangie, has now moved into bicycles - also made from whisky cask staves.