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Diageo launches J&B Urban Honey

Diageo has launched J&B Urban Honey, a new whisky-based drink, which the company says has been designed to open up the category to a new generation of men and women.

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Tennessee whisky decision delayed

The decision whether to overhaul the definition of Tennessee whiskey, which follows a legislative quarrel between Diageo and Brown-Forman, has been delayed until the summer.

Diageo is distiller of the year

Diageo has been named Distiller of the Year 2014 by Whisky Magazine.

Rob Allanson becomes Grant's ambassador

William Grant & Sons has appointed whisky expert Rob Allanson as its new global ambassador for Grant’s, effective April 1 2014.

Campari releases Glen Grant 50

Gruppo Campari has announced the launch of Glen Grant 50 Year Old.

Tullamore Dew: still life

William Grant & Sons has announced that four hand crafted copper stills have been delivered to its Tullamore Dew site in County Offaly, in the Irish midlands approximately 100km west of Dublin.

Bushmills Live showcases The 1975

Bushmills Live, the music festival which is held at the Northern Ireland distillery on June 11 and 12, has secured The 1975 band as headliners.

Campari to buy Forty Creek distillery

Gruppo Campari has further illustrated its brown spirits expansion drive with the acquisition of Forty Creek Distillery in Canada, which produces the Forty Creek Canadian whisky brand.

UK market for Scotch shrinks

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by 3% last year.

The Singleton gets new variants

Diageo has announced two new variants to its The Singleton of Dufftown single malt Scotch whisky range.

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Diageo reveals new-look Mortlach

Diageo has released details and images of Mortlach, the“reborn” single malt that is dubbed “the beast of Dufftown” and which will be launched this summer.

Speyburn gets a £4m boost

Inver House Distillers is to invest £4 million to double production capacity at its Speyburn Distillery. Work is set to be completed by the end of 2014.

Diageo launches Cardhu whisky expression

Diageo is to add another expression to its Cardhu single malt scotch brand.

Memorial services and special expression for Charles Grant Gordon

William Grant & Sons has announced at international memorial services in New York and Scotland and a special expression, for Charles Grant Gordon, the man who gave the world Glenfiddich Scotch whisky.

Diageo to restore Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center

Diageo has announced that it plans to invest an initial US$2 million to develop the Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center at the Louisville distillery.

Berrys launches Glenrothes Cask 1969 #11485

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits announced the release of the second in its series of single cask bottlings of The Glenrothes from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Diageo launches lost whisk(e)y scheme

Diageo, the world’s largest premium spirits company and the largest producer of Scotch whisky, has launched an initiative to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whisk(e)y from around the world.

Teelings details its plans to distil in Dublin

The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has announced its plans for a new whiskey distillery to be located in Dublin’s Newmarket Square in The Liberties, Dublin 8.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: World Whiskies

For the latest instalment of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the whisk(e)y brands moving through their bars.

World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Scotch

For the latest instalment of the 2014 Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the Scotch brands moving through their bars.

Scholarship to honour Ian Murray

William Grant & Sons has launched a scholarship to honour Ian Murray, its former prestige retail manager, who died last year after a short illness.

Diageo to invest £30m in Clynelish

Diageo has announced plans for a £30 million expansion of its Clynelish distillery in Sutherland.

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Suntory’s Beam move is just round one

Suntory’s move for Beam “is not the end of it by any means”, leading drinks analyst Jeremy Cunnington of Euromonitor International has told DI.

Suntory to form super group with $16bn Beam

Suntory has announced it will pay $16 billion to acquire Beam in a deal that would see the Japanese group become one of the top-three spirits manufacturers in the world.

Charles Gordon of William Grant & Sons dies aged 86

It has just been announced that Charles Gordon, life president of William Grant & Sons, died in New York at the weekend. He was 86.

Bell joins Diageo

Diageo has announced that Georgie Bell, currently global ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, will join Diageo next month (January) as a global brand ambassador, focusing on the promotion of its new range of Mortlach single malt scotch which will be launched next year (2014).

Diageo ups the Bulleit proof

Diageo has introduced Bulleit Rye and upped the strength of its Bulleit Bourbon in the UK and Germany.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

Diageo has announced the launch of Bulleit Bourbon at and the introduction of its new Bulleit Rye whiskey into the UK.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

Diageo has announced the launch of Bulleit Bourbon and the introduction of its new Bulleit Rye whiskey into the UK.

Macallan Masters of Photography edition launches

Edrington has launched The Macallan Masters of Photography: Capsule Edition - Daido Moriyama ‘Remix, Remixed’ exclusive to travel retail.

Adnams launches English whiskies

Adnams, best known as an English regional brewer, is about to launch its first ever whiskies.

Ballantine's does a Brazilian

Ballantine’s Brasil is the name of a new lime-infused spirit drink, from the Chivas Brothers scotch and premium gin divisions of Pernod Ricard.

Most sold single malt is Glenfiddich

The world’s best selling single malt Scotch whisky in 2012 was Glenfiddich, according to Drinks International’s The Millionaires’ Club 2013.

Diageo to release The Beast

Diageo has told the trade it will re-release Mortlach single malt scotch next year, a dram dubbed “The Beast of Dufftown”.

Ron Burgundy Scotch to drop anchor

Paramount Film Company has announced the launch of Ron Burgundy Scotch Whisky to the UK, US and Canada.

Edrington to build £100m Macallan distillery

Edrington has announced plans to build a new £100 million distillery for its The Macallan brand in Speyside, Scotland.

Diageo completes two distillery expansions

Diageo has announced the completion of two distillery expansions in Speyside.

Label 5 goes to Karoulias in Greece

La Martinquaise, the French spirits group, has announced that WS Karoulias, one of the leading spirits distribution companies in Greece, will be the exclusive distributor of its Label 5 scotch whisky in Greece.

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White Horse Gold to make timely China debut

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has announced the launch of White Horse Gold Edition 1890 to travel retail.

Kilchoman’s new warehouse

Islay’s independent farm distillery, Kilchoman, has built a new warehouse to hold more than 10,000 casks.

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Diageo completes £150m warehouse complex

Diageo has completed the construction of a new £150m warehouse complex in Fife, as part of last year's pledge to invest £1bn in its Scotch operations over a five-year period.

Bowmore 1964 sells for £61K

A bottle of 1964 Bowmore single malt whisky, which was priced at £8,000 on its release last year, has sold at auction for £61,000.

Whisky Bible names Glenmorangie Ealanta world's best whisky

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014 has named the virgin-oak-matured Glenmorangie Ealanta as the best whisky in the world.

Latest Macallan Lalique decanter unveiled

The Macallan and French crystal maker, Lalique, unveiled their latest special decanter in the Six Pillars Collection at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes today (October 22).

Label 5 18 YO Extra Rare launches at Cannes

French spirits group La Martiniquaise has extended its blended Scotch line with the launch of Label 5 18 YO Extra Rare at TFWA Cannes this week.

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Johnnie Walker Royal Route launches

Diageo GTME has completed its Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection with today’s travel-retail launch of The Royal Route.

Saronno invests in Irish whiskey

Illva Saronno SpA has announced its intention to invest in Walsh Whiskey Distillery, - the producer of The Irishman & Writers Tears super and ultra-premium, craft, Irish whiskey brands.

Diageo to spend £7.2m on Johnnie Walker

Diageo has announced a new marketing campaign for its scotch whisky blend, Johnnie Walker, that will amount to a £7.2 million spend.

Jim Beam launches Hardcore Cider

Beam’s newest Jim Beam is Red Stag by Jim Beam Hardcore Cider.

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William Grant names whisky after column still

William Grant & Sons has named its new 100% maize whisky after the column still that made it.