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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.

Old Pulteney to help seafarers

Old Pulteney has announced a partnership to raise funds for the maritime charity, The Mission to Seafarers.

Bacardi buys a bourbon

Bacardi's purchase of Angel’s Envy marks the company’s entry into the bourbon category of the North American whiskey sector.

Buffalo Trace Distillery unveils cured oak bourbon whiskey

Buffalo Trace Distillery has launched a 17-year-old bourbon whiskey aged in cured oak barrels. 

Bottle your own Jameson

Lovers of Jameson Irish whiskey can now go to the Old Jameson Distillery visitor centre in Dublin and the Jameson Experience at the Midleton distillery in Cork and hand fill their own 70cl bottle of a new Jameson expression.

The Distillers’ City Debate 2015

Just how innovative is the whisk(e)y industry? is the subject of this year’s Distillers;’ City Debate on May 14.

Beam Suntory enlists Bacardi in Brazil

Bacardi will distribute selected Beam Suntory products in Brazil, having agreed a multi-year distribution agreement.

Diageo to unveil Johnnie Walker Blue “smart bottle”

Diageo will unveil a “smart bottle” Johnnie Walker Blue Label prototype at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 2-5.

Pernod Ricard unveils Midleton Dair Ghaelach

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has unveiled its first Irish whiskey to be finished in virgin Irish oak as part of its Midleton Single Pot Still range. 

Single grain "the third pillar of scotch"

William Grant & Sons believes the single grain category will join single malts and blends to become “the third pillar of scotch”.

Scotch contributes £5bn on the UK

The scotch whisky industry, adds almost £5 billion in value every year to the UK economy, according to a report commissioned by the Scotch Whisky Association.

MPs celebrate economic contribution of scotch

British MPs gathered at the House of Commons yesterday to show support for the scotch whisky industry.

Wild Turkey Jimmy Russell promotes son Eddie

Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell has announced that he has promoted his son, Eddie, to share his responsibilities.

Scotch whisky worth £5bn to UK

Scotch whisky contributes nearly £5bn overall to the UK economy a year, according to The Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky Production in the UK report by 4-consulting.

Glenmorangie launches ‘rare’ grain whisky Tùsail

Glenmorangie has launched the sixth release in its Private Edition Collection, a single malt made from ‘rare’ Maris Otter barley. 

Jameson unveils St Patrick’s Day bottle

Jameson has unveiled its fifth annual limited edition bottle to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. 

Jameson unveils annual packaging release

Jameson has unveiled its annual series of packaging innovations, Good Workers, Great Whiskey. 

Brands Report 2015: World Whiskies

This year the World Whisk(e)y charts aren’t dominated by the usual suspects.

Brands Report 2015: Scotch Whisky

Johnnie Walker was the top selling scotch in a quarter of the 100 bars we polled in this year’s Brands Report.

Bacardi launches Aultmore expressions

Bacardí has unveiled a new range of proprietary bottlings from its John Dewar & Sons’ Aultmore distillery. 

American whisky facing rosy future

American whisky’s projected 5% CAGR will see the category exceed 45m cases by 2018, providing it can keep up with demand, according to IWSR.   

John Walker Private Collection 2015 edition unveiled

The 2015 edition of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection was unveiled in London yesterday (December 9).

Buffalo Trace releases wheat bourbon Warehouse Floor Experiment

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the wheat bourbon release from its Warehouse Floor Experiment. 

Chivas Brothers unveils history-themed Ballantine’s gift packs

Chivas Brothers has unveiled limited edition gift packs for its Finest and 12 Year Old Ballantine’s expressions. 

New directors at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Laura Sharp, who was part of the project team behind Diageo’s £40 million Roseisle distillery, is one of three new directors to join the board of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

The Whisky Exchange announces Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 golden giveaway

TheWhiskyExchange.Com has announced plans to give five golden ticket holders a bottle of The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013.

Johnnie Walker backs drink/drive campaign

Johnnie Walker is today (Dec 4) staging a driving spectacular in Edinburgh with some Formula 1 stars to encourage people to never drink and drive.

New Macallan distillery started

Edrington has marked the official start of works on its £100 million distillery and visitor centre for its The Macallan single malt scotch whisky brand.