The fourth John Walker Private Collection

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

The fourth John Walker Private Collection

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

Glenmorangie unveils Bacalta its latest Private Edition

Bacalta is Glenmorangie’s eighth and latest annual release in its Private Edition range.

SWA sets out case for 2% cut in excise in March Budget

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for a 2% cut in excise duty in its budget submission to the UK government’s Treasury.

Special Lagavulin to raise money for Islay charities

Lagavulin distillery’s year-long 200th anniversary celebrations conclude with the sale of 520 bottles of a special limited edition 1991 expression, which will be sold via a special ballot.

Pernod launches Chivas Regal Ultis

Chivas Regal Ultis is Pernod Ricard's first-ever blended malt scotch whisky under the Chivas brand and its entry point to the prestige scotch whisky category.

William Grant reports record profit

William Grant & Sons has reported a record profit after tax of £147.4m*, an increase of 8.9% year-on-year.

Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

Diageo has released a limited edition Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish as the first release from its experimental Blenders’ Batch series.

Pernod announces new Chivas blending team

Chivas Brothers, the scotch whisky and premium gin division of Pernod Ricard, has announced a new scotch whisky blending team with new roles for its master blenders Colin Scott and Sandy Hyslop.

Famous Grouse Experience shortlisted for tourism award

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has been shortlisted at the Courier Business Awards in the tourism, leisure and hospitality business of the year category.

New David Beckham Haig Club scotch

The David Beckham endorsed Haig Club single grain whisky brand has been expanded to include a new variant, Clubman.

Chivas’ Max is Tales’s best

Chivas’ Regal's global brand ambassador, Max Warner, has been has been named the Best International Brand Ambassador at the Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards.

Johnnie Walker keeps with walking Colombia

Keep Walking Colombia is a new documentary film by the makers of scotch whisky Johnnie Walker in association with Bogotá’s Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO).

Collaboration vital says SWA

The Scotch whisky Association has emphasised its commitment to working with the Scottish government to the benefit of the wider Scottish economy.

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.

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).

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.

Diageo GTME announces opening of The Singleton Sensorium

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. 

Isle of Arran Distillers proposes second site

The Isle of Arran Distillers has submitted its final application for a proposed second site on the island as it continues to grow in size and popularity.

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. 

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. 

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.

Pick of the Launches

Here is the pick of the launches from last month, as featured in Drinks International Magazine April edition.

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.

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.

A nail in whisky regions’ coffin

Light, floral, sweet and fruity aren’t the first words that spring to mind when it comes to describing the city of Glasgow.

Stella David steps down at William Grant

William Grant & Sons has announced that chief executive, Stella David, is stepping down.

Christmas could be a hard sell this year

So here we are again. At the back end of the year in the make or break season that will decide what sort of year our pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants are going to look back upon.

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.

Virtual Insanity

What possessed me? I shouldn’t have done it. We’ve all been warned about going online at night, specially after a drink. I know where it’ll lead and how grubby and ashamed I will feel afterwards.

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.

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.

How would you define ‘Irish whiskey’?

It’s not as stupid a question as it might first seem. It’s a spirit made from grain, yeast and water in the country of Ireland, right?

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 Deveron expressions

John Dewar & Sons has announced the release of new expressions of its Deveron single malt scotch whisky.

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.

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.

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).

Old Pulteney to help seafarers

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

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.