Bladnoch Distillery announces limited release whisky expression

Bladnoch Distillery has announced its newest expression, a 30-year-old single malt Scotch whisky with a limited release of 950 bottles.

Elixir Distillers to buy Pernod Ricard’s Tormore Distillery

Elixir Distillers has signed an agreement to buy the Tormore distillery and brand from Pernod Ricard.

Scapegrace to develop New Zealand’s largest-ever distillery

Craft spirit producer Scapegrace Distilling Company has announced plans to develop New Zealand’s largest-ever distillery project in the Central Otago region.

Balblair releases film in partnership with David Eustace

Single malt Scotch brand Balblair has partnered with acclaimed Scottish photographer and director David Eustace to produce a film.

Dewar’s launches Mizunara oak cask finished Scotch in the UK

Scotch whisky brand Dewar’s has announced the latest release in the brand’s Cask Series, Japanese Smooth, an 8-year-old blended Scotch finished in Japanese Mizunara oak casks.

Elixir Distillers announces name of new Islay distillery

Ahead of Fèis Ìle festival, and six months after breaking ground, co-founders of Elixir Distillers have announced that their new Islay distillery will be called Portintruan.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society announces limited-edition memory box collaborations

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has partnered with memory psychologist Dr Ansgar Endress, chef Bruce Clyne-Watson, and, rollercoaster designer Brendan Walker, to launch a series of festival bottlings paired with nostalgia-inducing memory boxes. 

The Lakes Distillery launch latest single malt from The Whiskymaker’s Reserve series

Cumbrian-based whisky producer, The Lakes Distillery, have announced the launch of their latest single malt from the acclaimed Whiskymaker’s Reserve series.

Takamaka enters 11 new markets across Europe

Trois Frères Distillery, the makers of Takamaka Rum in the Seychelles, will launch into 11 new markets as the brand continues its global expansion plans.

Aber Falls Whisky announces plans for international expansion

Welsh whisky brand Aber Falls has announced an international roll-out that will see the brand become available in more than ten countries including Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada.

Derbyshire’s White Peak Distillery announces launch of debut single malt

Derbyshire’s first full-scale craft distillery White Peak has announced the release of Wire Works Whisky, its first single malt.

Silverleaf: The independent luxury bar

The team behind Milroy’s of London have opened a new high-end venue called Silverleaf at Pan Pacific London near Liverpool Street.

Wemyss Malts launches limited-edition blend

Edinburgh-based independent whisky bottler Wemyss Malts has announced the launch of a brand-new limited-edition blend.

Brands Report 2022: World Whiskies

Suntory has ended Nikka’s six-year reign as the most popular world whisky in the Brands Report.

Brands Report 2022: Scotch whisky

It seems loyalty remains strong within the scotch whisky sector given the same 10 brands make up the bestselling list in 2022 as the previous year, albeit in a different order.

Laphroaig veteran John Campbell joins Lochlea Distillery

Single malt whisky distiller, John Campbell, has joined the independent family-owned Lochlea Distillery as its new production director.

Scotch Whisky Association announces new chief executive

The former British ambassador to Argentina will succeed Karen Betts as the chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.

Glenfiddich and Goodwood join forces for dementia charity auction

Glenfiddich has teamed up with the Goodwood sporting estate for an auction that will raise money for the Race Against Dementia charity.

Johnnie Walker releases final Masters series whisky

Johnnie Walker has launched Masters of Flavour, the third and final whisky in the Johnnie Walker Masters series.

Diageo to build $75m whisky distillery in China

Diageo has revealed plans to build a US$75m malt whisky distillery in southwestern China.

Yamazaki crowned The World's Most Admired Whisky brand 2021

Suntory’s Yamazaki has topped the inaugural edition of Drinks International’s The World’s Most Admired Whiskies which launched on 21 October.

Emma Walker to take over from legendary Jim Beveridge at Johnnie Walker

Dr Emma Walker will replace the legendary Dr Jim Beveridge as Johnnie Walker master blender at the end of the year.

Holyrood Distillery launches new gin created with ‘whisky in mind’

Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has created a new stripped-back gin, Height of Arrows.

Jean-Etienne Gourgues: Who is the new chief of Chivas?

Jean-Etienne Gourgues landed one of the top jobs in the Scotch whisky industry when he took over as chairman and chief executive of Chivas Brothers this summer.

Pernod Ricard buys The Whisky Exchange

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has signed an agreement to acquire The Whisky Exchange from founders Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh.

Pernod Ricard to acquire The Whisky Exchange

Pernod Ricard has announced the acquisition of online retailer The Whisky Exchange for an undisclosed fee.

Glenmorangie launches floral limited-edition packaging

Glenmorangie has launched limited-edition packaging for its 18 Years Old variant to celebrate its partnership with botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto.

Glenmorangie open experimental distillery

Glenmorangie single malt has opened the Lighthouse, the brand’s first innovation distillery created for experimentation.

Diageo invests in Komasa Kanosuke Distillery

Diageo’s drinks accelerator arm Distil Ventures has made a minority investment in Japanese single malt producer Komasa Kanosuke Distillery.

Aber Falls releases its 2021 single malt

Aber Falls has released its 2021 single malt bottling, the Welsh distillery’s second single malt following its inaugural release in May.

Distell withholds dividend as Heineken takeover talks persist

South African wine and spirits producer Distell has withheld its dividend for 2021 financial year amid ongoing takeover talks with Heineken.

Distil invests in Ardgowan Distillery

Distil, owner of premium drinks brands including RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blackwoods Gin and Trøve Botanical Spirit, has announced a £5m investment into the new Ardgowan Distillery in Inverkip, Scotland.

Whisky Hammer agrees investment deal with Rare Whisky Holdings

Scottish whisky auction firm, Whisky Hammer, and sister company Still Spirit has sold a 49% stake of the business to the Hong Kong investment group, Rare Whisky Holdings.

Master of Malt predicts future drinking trends

Online retailer Master of Malt has unveiled three key trends that could define the spirits industry during the next year.

The Last Drop Releases 50 Year Old Scotch Blend

The Last Drop has made its first foray into spirits creation with the release of its 50 Year Old Signature Blended Scotch Whisky.

The Macallan and Bentley Motors announce partnership

The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky and Bentley Motors have announced a partnership with a key focus on sustainability.

The Glenlivet opens visitor centre following refurbishment

The Glenlivet has opened its newly refurbished distillery and visitor centre in Speyside after undergoing 18 months of renovations.

The Macallan Concept No.3 launches

Scotch whisky producer The Macallan has teamed up with esteemed graphic designer David Carson to launch a travel retail exclusive called Concept No. 3.

US scotch whisky tariffs suspended for five years

A deal has been struck between the UK and US to end retaliatory tariffs on malt whiskies for five years.

Ardgowan Distillery announces construction of new distillery following £8.4 million investment

Ardgowan Distillery has announced a new one million litre single malt distillery and visitor centre, built on the Ardgowan Estate in Inverclyde, Scotland.

Penderyn chief executive Stephen Davies on resurrecting Welsh whisky

When Stephen Davies arrived at Penderyn in 2004, the Welsh whisky industry had lain dormant for almost a century. Nowadays it’s an established category with a growing reputation for quality.

International Spirits Challenge 2021 announces whisky results

The International Spirits Challenge 2021 has awarded 11 double gold medals to the finest Scotch whiskies in the world.

Heineken is in talks to acquire Distell

Heineken is in talks with South African wine and spirits producer Distell about acquiring “the majority” of its business.

X by Glenmorangie targets mixed drinks sector

Glenmorangie has released a new single malt scotch whisky called X by Glenmorangie which has been specifically designed for mixing.

Isle of Harris gin lands US trade deal

The Isle of Harris Distillery in the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland has signed a new distribution agreement in the US with Misa Imports.

Elixir Distillers appoints Georgie Crawford as Islay distillery manager

Elixir Distillers has appointed Georgie Crawford as distillery manager for the brand’s forthcoming Islay distillery, following planning approval for the project at the end of 2020.

Bacardí opens duty free whisky boutique in China

Bacardi’s global travel retail department has opened a luxury seasonal boutique for its whisky portfolio in China.

Glen Moray appoints Stephen Woodcock head of whisky creation & stocks

Glen Moray has appointed Stephen Woodcock as head of whisky creation & stocks and will therefore be responsible for developing the range and maturing and marrying casks.

Japan's new whisky regulations: What do they mean?

Plans to protect the reputation of Japanese whisky have been unveiled, but do they go far enough? Shay Waterworth looks at the implications.

Jura launches new rum cask finish

Jura single malt whisky has launched a new rum cask finish as the latest member of the Jura Cask Editions.