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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.

Scotch whisky gets NZ register of geographical indication

Scotch whisky is one of the first applications to be listed on New Zealand’s register of geographical indications (GIs) - a sign used on wines and spirits from a specific area which have a quality, reputation or other characteristic linked to that location.

Jura releases One And All whisky range

Jura Single Malt Whisky has launched a limited edition range One And All, in celebration of Jura’s community and its workers.

Glenfiddich makes Rutherford UK ambassador

William Grant & Sons UK has appointed Stephen Rutherford as its UK brand ambassador for Glenfiddich.

UK sales of Japanese whisky up +232%

UK demand for premium Japanese whisky has led to a 232% increase in sales in 2017 for BI, a fine wine and spirits merchant, while the average price per bottle has risen 65% in 12 months to £450.

Jack Daniel's launches campaign to attract UK on-trade sales

Jack Daniel’s, of Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, has launched a UK campaign to ‘Find your Taste of Tennessee’ in the on-trade this summer.

Speyside Distillery launches Wildlife Collection

Speyside Distillery has released a limited edition, single malt whisky collection called PSTA/SPEY Speyside Wildlife Collection in support of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA).

Puni whisky makes UK debut

Puni, Italy’s first and only malt whisky distillery, will make its UK debut this month thanks to a sales and marketing agreement with distributor Magnetic Brands.

Scout bartenders win UK Glenfiddich cocktail competition

Glenfiddich has crowned Charles Roche and William Hetzel of Scout bar as winners of the UK final of its World’s Most Experimental Bartender competition in London.

Johnnie Walker launches ginger and whisky tonic

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker has launched a pre-mixed beverage in Australia, which the brand says is designed for daytime drinking occasions.

First Israeli whisky ready for auction

The Milk & Honey - Israel’s first whisky distillery will auction off the first 100 bottles of kosher single malt whisky in Israel on an online auction from August 11.

Pernod sells the Glenallachie Distillery

Pernod Ricard has announced the signing of an agreement with the Glenallachie Consortium, comprising Billy Walker, Graham Stevenson and Trisha Savage, for the sale of the Scottish distillery Glenallachie.

End the Scotch ‘Supertax’ of nearly 80%

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is calling on politicians to give the scotch whisky industry the support it needs to ensure it remains a ‘great British success story’.

The EU and Japan agree on free trade

The European Uinion and Japan have today (July 6) reached a political agreement on a new free trade agreement, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

The SWA comments on Scottish GDP figures

The Scotch Whisky Association’s chief executive Karen Betts, said: “It’s very encouraging to see growth in the Scottish economy in the first quarter of the year, and the substantial contribution scotch whisky has made to that.

Suntory launches Chita Single Grain Whisky

The House of Suntory has launched Chita Single Grain Whisky into the UK market – the first single grain whisky from Suntory Japanese Whisky.

Finnieston Distillery Company launches canned whisky cocktails

The Finnieston Distillery Company in Glasgow will launch its canned scotch whisky cocktails across the UK in June and is currently in negotiations with supermarket retailers and on-trade outlets.

Royal Salute launches The Flask Edition blend

Royal Salute has released a 30-year-old scotch whisky blend called The Flask Edition to ins international audience.

Walsh Whiskey Distillery agrees distribution in France

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has signed an agreement with Dugas of Paris, for the distribution of its range of Writers’ Tears whiskeys throughout France from September 1.

DI names world’s best-selling whiskies

Officer’s Choice is the world’s best selling whisky, with volumes of 32.9m cases in 2016, according to Drinks International’s Millionaires’ Club 2017.