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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.

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.