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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. 

Glenrothes to release 1992 vintage

The Glenrothes has announced the release of its 2nd Edition single malt whisky in the US. 

Explorers Club and Diageo settle

The Explorers Club has announced that it has come to a settlement with Diageo over the use of its name in regard to the global number one scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker.

Scotch whisky exports decline in first half of 2014

Exports of scotch in the first half of the year were £1.77 billion, down 11% from £1.99bn in the same period of 2013, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

SWA welcomes stability

Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost has welcomed stability following the Scottish vote in favour of staying in the United Kingdom.

Rabobank says no to Scottish independence

Rabobank, the Dutch-based cooperative food and agricultural bank, believes the short term impact on the scotch whisky industry will be negative.

The Glenlivet unveils second expression in Nàdurra range

The Glenlivet has unveiled The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection, the second permanent expression in its Nàdurra range. 

Kyndal to bottle, distribute and market Cutty Sark in India

Edrington and the Kyndal Group have announced a 50:50 joint venture to bottle, distribute and market Cutty Sark scotch whisky in India.

Ardbeg whisky returns to Earth

A vial of Ardberg single malt Islay scotch whisky will be returning to Earth after three years in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

Tullamore’s spirits safe is installed

William Grant & Sons has reported the installation of the custom-made spirit safe at what will become the new distillery for Tullamore Dew, its Irish whiskey brand.

Diageo breaks Bulleit ground

Diageo has broken ground on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which the company has announced will be called ‘The Bulleit Distilling Co’ after the distillery’s flagship brand.

JG Distillers eyes expansion following funding

JG Distillers is eyeing expansion following funding from Clydesdale Bank’s West of Scotland Business and Private Banking Centre in Glasgow.

Wm Grant's Abrook to advocate whisky innovation

William Grant & Sons has appointed Kevin Abrook, currently global marketing manager innovation for whisky as its first ever global whisky specialist, innovation.

Famous Grouse announces Commonwealth Games whisky

The Famous Grouse has announced it will release a Limited Edition Commonwealth Games Whisky for Glasgow 2014.

The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve launches

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits has released The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve to its key global markets.

Haig Club arrives at Selfridges

The UK is the first market to stock Diageo’s new single grain scotch whisky, Haig Club, with Selfridges offering the product from this month.

Ballantine's Golf Club unveiled ahead of Scottish Open

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers has unveiled its new online marketing platform, The Ballantine’s Golf Club, ahead of today’s Scottish Open.

Chairperson of Scotch Whisky Action Fund announced

Leading academic Professor Dame Joan K Stringer DBE FRSE is the new independent chairperson of the Scotch Whisky Action Fund, set up last year by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) to tackle alcohol-related harm.

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Bushmills master blender creates festival headliners’ blends

Bushmills master blender Helen Mulholland has created two single malt whiskies for Bushmills Live headliners- The 1975 and Gary Lightbody’s group Tired Pony. 

Kininvie 23 Year Old Batch Number Two
William Grant & Sons launch second release from Kininvie

William Grant & Sons is rolling out the second release from the Kininvie Distillery, Kininvie 23 Year Old Batch Number Two. 

Highland Park Dark Origins
Highland Park launches Dark Origins

Highland Park has launched a core expression inspired by founder and distiller Magnus Eunson. 

Gonzalez Byass unveils 'new whisky category'

Gonzalez Byass, the major sherry producer, has unveiled a new whisky which, it claims, is a first and could represent the beginning of a new spirits category.

Glenfiddich 26-year-old launches

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new Glenfiddich expression.

Gordon & MacPhail managing director to retire

Gordon & MacPhail has announced the retirement of managing director Michael Urquhart.
  

Bowmore Tempest V arrives

Suntory has launched Bowmore Tempest V, the fifth in the Tempest series.

William Grant & Sons to launch dormant distillery blends

William Grant & Sons has announced the launch of Rare Cask Reserves, a selection of dormant distillery blends from private family stocks.

Campari completes Forty Creek deal

Gruppo Campari has announced the completion of its acquisition of Canadian distiller, Forty Creek.

SWA to visit Mexico

Senior representatives of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) are visiting Mexico next week (June 4-7) to promote the industry and to sign an agreement with the regulatory body for tequila.

Diageo to build $115m distillery in Kentucky

Diageo has announced its intention to invest an estimated US$115 million to build a 1.8m proof gallon (750,000 9-litre cases) distillery and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby county, Kentucky.

Officer’s Choice is best selling whisky

Officer’s Choice is the best selling whisk(e)y in the world, thanks to 31% growth in 2013 that took the brand beyond McDowell’s No.1 and Johnnie Walker.

Special Lagavulin and Caol Ila for Islay Festival

Diageo has announced special cask strength bottlings of Lagavulin and Caol Ila for this year’s Islay Festival of Malt & Music.

Alliance Global buys Whyte & Mackay

The Philippines-based Alliance Global Group drinks group which owns the Emperador brand, has bought Whyte & Mackay US$726 million, including debt, according to unconfirmed reports.

Edrington completes Grouse Experience makeover

Edrington has announced that the £250,000 investment in the visitor facilities at the Famous Grouse Experience at its Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s most visited distillery, in Crieff, has been completed.

Beam Suntory is formed

Suntory Holdings has completed the acquisition of Beam, which will now be called Beam Suntory.

Glenlivet Kymah launches to Frankfurt airport

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has released the latest of its limited edition Single Cask Editions – The Glenlivet Kymah.

Diageo whiskies shine in San Francisco

Diageo whisk(e)y brands have done well at the 14th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, securing 29 medals in total.

Chivas expands Glenlivet Nàdurra

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced it is expanding The Glenlivet Nàdurra brand.

Cellar Trends to distribute Uisce Beatha Irish whiskey

ROK Drinks has signed a multi-year agreement with UK distributor Cellar Trends for the distribution of Uisce Beatha Real Irish Whiskey with immediate effect.

Scotch sales held back by Asia

Scotch whisky exports grew in 2013 according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Haig whisky
Diageo, Beckham and Fuller to launch Haig Club single grain whisky

Diageo will launch Haig Club single grain scotch, in partnership with David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller.

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Dewars gets new packaging

Bacardi Limited has revealed the new look Dewar’s bottles that are part of a new global marketing campaign.

Jameson fit for purpose says Lundberg

Jameson is in a very good period right now. The momentum is there and there is room to go up, according to Jameson International brand director, Dan Lundberg.