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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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. 

Balcones opens new distillery

Waco craft whisky distiller Balcones has a new distillery site, in what was formerly the old four-story Texas Fireproof Storage Building.

Buffalo Trace accumulates more than 5,000 barrel experiments

The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky has revealed that it has accumulated more than 5,000 whiskey barrel experiments in its warehouses.

Scotch Whisky Association has new legal affairs director

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced that Alan Park has been promoted to director of legal affairs. 

Moët Hennessy releases Ardbeg Day Dark Cove

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

New Edrington HQ

Leading scotch whisky producer Edrington, has today announced plans to move to a new HQ in central Glasgow in 2017.

Global brand ambassador for Distell malts

Distell has announced the appointment of Angus Upton as its global brand ambassador for its single malts portfolio.

Scotch whisky sunglasses – whatever next?

Glenmorangie claims to have introduced the world’s first scotch whisky sunglasses.

Scotch gets legal protection in Mozambique

Scotch Whisky has been recognised as a ‘geographical indication’ (GI) in Mozambique.

Red Breast Single Cask

Irish Distillers has unveiled a new expression for its Red Breast single pot still Irish whiskey.

Chivas to take on Diageo in Scotch's centre ground

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers has declared a strategy to take on its competitors in the centre ground of the Scotch whisky market.

anCnoc launches fashionable expression

anCnoc Highland single malt scotch whisky is part of the portfolio, and is produced at Knockdhu Distillery

Scotch shows the way in Latin America

Scotch whisky has recognised the advantages of trading with Latin America and, in particular, targeting its growing middle class population.

Douglas Laing to distribute Glenturret across Europe

Glenturret Distillery has announced that Douglas Laing is its European distributor for Glenturret single malt scotch whisky.

Keiller joins Last Drop Distillers

The Last Drop Distillers has announced the appointment of Mike Keiller to its team of board of directors.

SWA backs EU's Colombia concerns

The SWA has backed EU-raised concerns about discriminatory taxes and monopolies’ practices in Colombia.

Stella David steps down at William Grant

William Grant & Sons has announced that chief executive, Stella David, is stepping down.