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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.

Tullamore DEW opens its Ultimate Distillery Experience

Tullamore DEW, the Irish whiskey owned by William Grant & Sons, has open the doors of its distillery to the public with the launch of its Ultimate Distillery Experience.

The SWA opens London office

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) opens its London office today (December 3).

John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2016 launched

The Johnnie Walker team has unveiled the 2016 edition of its John Walker & Sons Private Collection.

Gallo becomes US importer for Whyte & Mackay whiskies

Whyte & Mackay has appointed E&J Gallo Winery as the exclusive US distributor for The Dalmore, Jura and John Barr scotch whisky brands.

Bacardi lanches Aberfeldy 16 Years Old

Bacardi has unveiled its latest John Dewar & Sons Aberfeldy expression, 16 Years old. 

New malt distillery plans announced

The Three Stills Company has announced a £10m move to build a malt distillery in the Scottish Borders.

Pernod Ricard unveils Royal Salute Age Collection

Pernod Ricard’s Royal Salute has unveiled ten blends with the youngest containing whiskies 21 years or older and the oldest containing whiskies at least 30 years old.

Decline in Scotch whisky exports 'slowing'

The decline in Scotch whisky exports is slowing, as industry exports in the first half of the year totalled £1.7 billion.

Chivas Brothers unveils Ballantine's Hard Fired

Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers has launched Ballantine's Hard Fired, a blended Scotch created using a double cask charring process.  

Diageo GTR launches three 'exceptionally rare' Scotch whiskies

Diageo has unveiled three “exceptionally rare” single malt Scotch whiskies for Travel Retail.

Bourbon could be “bigger than scotch”

Bourbon is the fastest growing, most under-developed whisky category and could outgrow Scotch, according to Sazerac Company.

Beam Suntory launches Laphroaig 32 Year old

Beam Suntory’s iconic Islay single malt scotch whisky brand Laphroaig launched a 32-year-old expression last night. 

SWA positive over scotch future

The scotch whisky industry is in a positive frame mind and expects a return to growth, despite recent twists and turns.

Walsh Whiskey welcomes new stills

Following the news yesterday that Brown-Forman has broken ground in its US$50m Irish whiskey distillery in Slane, Walsh Whiskey announces that it has taken delivery of three copper pot and column stills, bringing it a step closer to January’s formal commissioning of its new €25m distillery.

Brown-Forman's new whiskey to rival top Irish brands

Brown-Forman yesterday welcomed guests to the site of its new $50m Irish whisky operation, Slane Distillery, which it hopes could create a brand to challenge the top brands of the category.

New online whisky marketplace launches

A new online marketplace that enables private investors to buy and sell Scotch whiskies early on in the maturation process has been launched.

Paterson celebrates 45 years in whisky

The new International Spirits Challenge whisky chairman, Richard Paterson of Whyte & Mackay, is celebrating 45 years in the whisky industry this year.

Isle of Arran Distillery Smugglers' Series launches

The Isle of Arran Distillery has released the first of its limited edition Smugglers’ Series whiskies, which celebrates the distillery’s 21st birthday.

Beer-finished Jameson Caskmates launches

Pernod Ricard has announced the global release of Jameson Caskmates, following a trial in Ireland last year.

Legal breakthrough for Scotch Whisky in China

A Chinese court ruling in favour of Scotch whisky against a packaging firm in the Anhui province of the country is being heralded as a legal breakthrough and a warning to other potential counterfeiters.

Brown-Forman to hold groundbreaking for Slane Distillery

Brown-Forman will hold a groundbreaking for the first distillery the company has built outside the US, this month.

Celebrate Laphroaig’s 200th anniversary

Islay single malt whisky, Laphroaig celebrates its 200th anniversary this year and to mark this the annual Laphroaig Live will be hosted on the island.

Ballantine's space glass

The Ballantine’s team at Chivas Brothers has instigated the design of a especially designed drinking vessel for drinking whisky in space.

New Irish whiskey producer

Rademon Estate, makers of Shortcross Gin, has announced that it has begun production of a new Irish malt whiskey

Ardbeg Supernova flavoured from space

The Glenmorangie Company has released a new expression of Ardbeg, its Islay single malt scotch whisky, following an experiment to investigate how micro or zero gravity would affect the flavour of whisky.

New look John Walker & Sons XR 21 Year Old

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has unveiled a new look John Walker & Sons XR 21 Year Old blended scotch whisky, in a 1-litre edition exclusive to travel retail. 

New Deveron expressions

John Dewar & Sons has announced the release of new expressions of its Deveron single malt scotch whisky.

Gordon & MacPhail unveils world’s most exclusive whisky

Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled, what it claims might be the world’s most exclusive single malt scotch whisky, a 75-year-old whisky from Mortlach with a RRP of £20,000.

Single malt whisky distilling returns to Edinburgh

Single malt whisky distilling is poised to return to Scotland’s capital after a 90 year absence, according to reports.

Dewar launches new Royal Brackla expressions

John Dewar & Sons has announced three new Royal Brackla expressions, a 12, 16 and 21 year old.

Dewars helps power Scottish homes

The Rothes CoRDe, part-owned by the Combination of Rothes Distillers, is a facility that is said to produce enough energy to power entire communities of neighbouring distilleries.

Andy Murray and the Famous Grouse cask

Tennis star Andy Murray is the latest famous Perthshire person to have his name on a Famous Grouse single cask.

Bladnoch makes Macmillan master distiller and blender

Bladnoch Distillery has appointed Ian Macmillan, former head of distilleries and master blender with Burn Stewart Distillers, as its master distiller and blender.

Buffalo Trace Distillery announces distribution expansion

Buffalo Trace Distillery has completed the construction of a “revolutionary” new distribution centre, which uses satellite technology to store and retrieve pallets of finished goods.

Officer’s Choice retains best-selling whisky title

Officer’s Choice is the best-selling whisky in the world for a second year running, extending its lead over McDowell’s No.1 whisky and Johnnie Walker in 2014.

Brown-Forman to build $50m Irish whiskey distillery

The Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it has purchased all shares of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Limited and is to build a new $50 million distillery there.

Beam Suntory launches ‘whisky-infused’ bourbon

Beam Suntory has launched the much-awaited highland scotch whisky-infused bourbon, Jim Beam Kentucky Dram in travel retail.

Irish whiskey to double exports by 2020

Irish minister for agriculture, food and marine Simon Coveney will launch the Irish Whiskey Association’s ‘Vision for Irish Whiskey’ at an event this evening (May 12) in the Old Jameson Distillery, in Dublin.

The Macallan take up London residence

The Macallan single malt scotch whisky is taking over a London venue to create ‘The World of The Macallan'.

Scotch whisky exports down

Scotch whisky exports declined 7% to £3.95 billion in 2014, according to figures from the UK government’s HM Revenue and Customs published today (1 April).

Beam Suntory unveils Jim Beam Apple

Beam Suntory is introducing Jim Beam Apple to its flavoured bourbon portfolio.