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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.

A. Smith Bowman Distillery unveils latest 2014 expression

A. Smith Bowman Distillery has unveiled its Limited Edition Vanilla Bean Infused whiskey, the last in its Abraham Bowman line for 2014. 

SWA makes Pernod's Pringuet its new chairman

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed Pierre Pringuet, CEO of Pernod Ricard, as its new chairman.

Scottish Leader undergoes a 'premium push'

Scottish Leader is undergoing a ‘premium push’, Burn Stewart Distillers marketing manager Emma Henderson told DI.

Diageo releases Cardhu Gold Reserve

Diageo has lengthened its Cardhu single malt line of expressions with Gold Reserve.

Jura 1984 Vintage
Jura unveils limited edition 1984 Vintage

Jura has released a 1984 Orwell-inspired limited-edition malt - Jura 1984 Vintage.

Michael Owen endorses scotch whisky

Michael Owen, the former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United and England striker is the latest footballer to sign up to a scotch whisky.

Wemyss Malts launches Velvet Fig whisky

Independent bottler Wemyss Malts has launched a limited edition Velvet Fig whisky. 

Diageo unveils Special Releases

Diageo has unveiled this year’s Special Release scotch whiskies.

Chivas and Pininfarina launch ice press

Pernod Ricard has announced a new collaboration between Chivas Regal 18 and Italian design company Pininfarina to produce an ice press for the on-trade and an ice mould for the off-trade.

Edrington unveils latest Cutty Sark expression

Edrington has announced the launch of its latest blended scotch whisky expression - Cutty Sark Thirty-Three Year Old Art Deco Limited Edition. 

Glenlivet reaches 1m cases and adds Founder's Reserve

Pernod Ricard announced last week The Glenlivet has passed through the 1m 9-litre case sales per year barrier and has added a new core expression to its range.

Sazerac assures consumers after Fireball recall

Sazerac has assured North American consumers that its Fireball Cinnamon-flavoured whisky is safe to drink after a recall in Scandanavia.

Gruppo Campari rolls out Glen Grant 50YO

Gruppo Campari has rolled out its Glen Grant 50 Year Old from travel retail to domestic markets.

Midleton Very Rare 30th Anniversary Pearl Edition unveiled

Pernod Ricard unveiled Midleton Very Rare 30th Anniversary Pearl Edition last week, a limited edition release to celebrate three decades of the whiskey.

Bacardi GTR to launch Aultmore single malt

Bacardi Global Travel Retail will continue its single malt scotch drive with the release of Aultmore next month.

Label 5 Gold Heritage
Label 5 unveils Label 5 Gold Heritage

Label 5 has expanded its range with new expression Label 5 Gold Heritage. 

Chivas Brothers unveils Chivas Regal Extra

Chivas Brothers has announced the launch of Chivas Regal Extra, the first expression to be added to the range for seven years. 

Bowmore unveils Black Rock festive gift pack

Bowmore Islay Malt has launched a limited edition Black Rock Gift Pack for the festive season.

Beam Suntory launches cinnamon-flavoured bourbon

Beam Suntory has lined up the third flavoured release in its whiskey portfolio. 

The Glenrothes Vintage
Berry Bros launches The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has announced the release of The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve, comprised of 10 different vintages from the last three decades. 

William Grant & Sons launches redesigned Glenfiddich 18 Year Old

William Grant & Sons has launched a new packaging design for the Glenfiddich 18 Year Old. 

The Whisky Shop launches new retail website

The Whisky Shop has launched a retail website for whisky novices and connoisseurs. 

Diageo announces Haig Club global launch

Diageo has announced the worldwide launch of its single grain scotch whisky Haig Club. 

William Grant & Sons unveils fourth Girvan Patent Still

William Grant & Sons has announced plans to release its fourth expression for The Girvan Patent Still Single Grain Scotch Whisky. 

Irish Whiskey Academy opens to the general public

Irish Distillers is opening the doors to its Irish Whiskey Academy to the general public with in-depth courses available to spirits enthusiasts from December this year.

Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre celebrates new copper stills

The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre has reported the arrival of two copper pot stills yesterday. 

Beam Suntory unveils peated malts range

Beam Suntory has launched a collection of whiskies from its Scottish and Irish distilleries.

Glenfiddich announces launch of Malt Mastermind 2014

Glenfiddich has announced the launch of this year’s Malt Mastermind competition. 

Glenmorangie unveils crowd-sourced whisky

Glenmorangie has unveiled ‘the world’s first’ crowd-sourced whisky Taghta. 

Ryder Cup golfer presented with 35YO Glengoyne Highland decanter

Scotland’s Ryder Cup 'rookie' Stephen Gallacher received a decanter of 35YO Glengoyne Highland single malt scotch whisky ahead of his appearance at Gleneagles this week.

The Glenlivet unveils The Winchester Collection

The Glenlivet has unveiled The Winchester Collection – the first collection of 50 Year Old single malts. 

John Dewar & Sons launches Last Great Malts collection

John Dewar & Sons has announced plans to release a range of new expressions and single malts.