Beam Suntory France begins trading

Beam Suntory France has officially begun operations and is directly responsible for the marketing and distribution of its portfolio in France.

The Artisanal Spirits Company acquires Single Cask Nation

Whisky producer, The Artisanal Spirits Company (ASC), and owner of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), has acquired US-based independent bottling brand, Single Cask Nation.

Jura distillery manager to retire

UK single malt whisky Jura has announced the retirement of distillery manager Graham Logan, following three decades of service.

BrewDog launches first rum cask sale with Whisky Hammer

BrewDog Distilling Co has released its first ever rum casks for sale as part of an annual online auction with specialist spirits auctioneer, Whisky Hammer. 

Dram opens in Soho

The team behind Milroy’s of Soho and Silverleaf have opened a new whisky bar, Dram, on London’s Denmark Street.

Diageo announces regenerative agriculture programmes across Scotch and tequila

Don Julio producer Diageo, has announced two regenerative agriculture programmes across its tequila and Scotch brands in Mexico and Scotland.

Cask Whisky Association launches to protect reputation of Scotch

The Cask Whisky Association (CWA) has launched to create a safe environment for whisky enthusiasts and customers to buy and sell casks.

Ardbeg launches new experimental series 'Anthology Collection'

Islay single malt Ardbeg has released Ardbeg Anthology: The Harpy’s Tale, the first of a new experimental series from the LVMH brand.

Scotch granted trademark protection in Hong Kong

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced that Scotch whisky has been registered as a trademark in Hong Kong, following the success of its application.

Bruichladdich co-founder Simon Coughlin retires

Bruichladdich Distillery co-founder, Simon Coughlin, will officially retire on 31 July, after more than 23 years with the Hebridean distillery.

Global spirits volume sees 5% growth for 2022

The IWSR Drinks Market Analysis reported that the global spirits category grew 5% in volume in 2022, driven by whisky, rum and brandy. 

Bladnoch Distillery releases The Dragon Series

Scotch whisky distillery Bladnoch, has announced its latest release, The Dragon Series, a collection of five single malt whiskies.

Cutty Sark celebrates 100 years

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has released a new Anniversary Limited Edition bottling to celebrate 100 years of Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky.

The Macallan reveals newest instalment to its Archival Series

The Macallan has revealed the next instalment in its series celebrating the classic advertising campaigns of the brand, Folio 7.

Morris Whisky launches in the UK

Morris Whisky has launched in the UK market this Spring with its Signature and Muscat Barrel whiskies, founded in Australia in 2016.

Copenhagen’s Ruby unveils takeover with Paris bars

Copenhagen bar, Ruby, will be hosting a brunch with Paris bars The Cambridge, Candelaria and Little Red Door.

Jura Distillery trials green building repairs

Jura Distillery, based in Scotland, is set to become the first building in the country to trial an innovative self-repairing limewash as part of the whisky maker’s commitment to sustainability within the industry.

Waterford Distillery launches Cuvée: Argot single malt whisky

Ireland’s Waterford Distillery, producer of natural whiskies, has announced the launch of Cuvée: Argot, a permanent addition to its single malt whisky range and accompanying Cuvée Concept.

Highland Park releases its oldest whisky to date

Orkney-based distillery, Highland Park, has unveiled its 54 Year Old single malt Scotch Whisky, the oldest release from the company to date. 

Loch Lomond Group launches new whisky brand

Loch Lomond Group has launched Noble Rebel, a new blended malt Scotch whisky brand, available in three distinct expressions, Orchard Outburst, Smoke Symphony and Hazelnut Harmony.

The Glenrothes launches The 42

The Glenrothes has launched The 42, a limited release single malt whisky, inspired by the colour and character of the distillery’s Highland home.

Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers release Old Perth PX

Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, creators of Old Perth Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, have announced the release of Old Perth PX.

Nikka releases 2022 Discovery Series single malts to UK

Japanese whisky brand Nikka is releasing two new expressions in the UK, exclusively distributed by drinks agency Speciality Brands, as part of its Discovery Series.

The Lakes Distillery appoints new whisky maker

The Lakes Distillery has appointed Sarah Burgess as its new whisky maker, taking over the role from Dhavall Gandhi.

Brands Report 2023: World Whiskies

Japanese brands take the big plaudits, with Nikka toppling Suntory a year after the reverse happened.

Brands Report 2023: Scotch Whisky

It’s a familiar tale in this category, but although the names may be familiar, their order has a new spin.

Indian whisky booms

While looming economic uncertainty may be jangling some nerves, for now, premiumisation is driving strong growth both domestically and abroad.

Isle of Harris distillery secures £10 million funding

Scotland’s Isle of Harris Distillery has announced plans for a North American and European expansion following a £10 million funding package from HSBC UK.

BrewDog Distilling Co's first whisky cask sale breaks records on Whisky Hammer

On Sunday, BrewDog Distilling Co’s first ever cask sale closed after four days, hosted by Whisky Hammer, which comes as the best performing whisky cask auction to date for a new distillery start-up.

BrewDog launches its first ever whisky cask sale

BrewDog Distilling Co, Scotland’s only carbon negative distillery, has announced its first ever whisky cask sale.

The Macallan unveils new guest expression

The Macallan has introduced a new single malt whisky into The Red Collection, The Macallan 77 Years Old.

White Peak Distillery reveals Christmas whisky

White Peak Distillery, from Derbyshire, UK, has revealed a special whisky release in time for the festive period, Wire Works Whisky Virgin Oak Finish.

Diageo acquires Texas whisky distiller Balcones Distilling

Diageo has announced the acquisition of Balcones Distilling (‘Balcones’), a Texas craft distiller and one of the leading producers of American single malt whisky in the United States. 

The Balvenie announces Kelsey McKechnie as malt master

The Balvenie has appointed Kelsey McKechnie as malt master, an announcement that comes as The Balvenie Distillery celebrates David C Stewart MBE’s 60th anniversary with the release of The Balvenie Sixty.

Springbank named World's Most Admired Whisky 2022

Springbank has been named The World’s Most Admired Whisky brand in the second edition of the annual top 50 list released by Drinks International.

The Balvenie releases its oldest whisky ever

Speyside distillery, The Balvenie, has announced the launch of its oldest and rarest whisky ever, The Balvenie Sixty, a single cask bottling from 1962.

Scapegrace Distillery releases first single malt

New Zealand spirits brand Scapegrace has announced the launch of a limited-edition range of single malts, the first whisky released by the brand.

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery introduces Founder's Club

The Spirit of Manchester Distillery has launched its first ever members’ club to give experimental drinkers and whisky enthusiasts the chance to follow the journey of the City’s first single malt English whisky, One Point Six, from cask to glass.

Ardbeg announces its smokiest whisky to date

This month, Ardbeg is set to release its smokiest whisky yet, the Ardbeg Hypernova, an evolution of the popular Supernova series.

Cocktail bar Ruby announces takeover at The Cambridge Public House

Copenhagen cocktail bar, Ruby, will take over Parisian cocktail pub, The Cambridge Public House, on Sunday October 9.

Diageo launches “Elusive Expressions” 2022 special releases whisky collection

Diageo has unveiled its Elusive Expressions special releases scotch whisky collection, hand-selected by master blender Dr Craig Wilson.

Rampur Distillery launches range of Indian single malt whiskies

Rampur Distillery has announced the launch of Jugalbandi, a series of eight Indian single malt cask strength whiskies, with the first two set to be unveiled at Whisky Live in Paris.

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces Taste Trailblazers initiative

Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky has unveiled Taste Trailblazers, a global celebration of culinary pioneers pushing the boundaries of flavour. 

Edrington appoints new master blender for The Famous Grouse

Spirits company Edrington, has announced the appointment of Craig Johnstone as master blender for The Famous Grouse.

Highland Park adds new whisky to its Cask Strength series

Single malt distillery Highland Park, based in Orkney, Scotland, has added a new whisky to its Cask Strength series, designed to challenge whisky drinking norms.

Alex Harrison: bottling craft

Young Spirits was founded in 2019 as a small batch bottling site for craft whisky and rum producers. In three years, the business has gone from strength to strength, tripling its revenue and growing from two to 42 employees. 

Diageo marks completion of Four Corners of Scotland investment with Caol Ila Distillery

Diageo has unveiled the new visitor experience at its Caol Ila Distillery on the Isle of Islay, following a multi-million pound transformation.

White Peak auctions inaugural whisky for local charities

White Peak Distillery from Derbyshire, UK, is offering the last opportunity to own a bottle of its sell-out inaugural release of Wire Works Whisky via auction site Whisky Auctioneer.

The Macallan and Bentley Motors unveil prototype for The Macallan Horizon

The Macallan and its automotive partner Bentley Motors, has revealed the design of The Macallan Horizon, a limited edition single malt whisky in development by the brands.

Johnnie Walker is giving away 270,000 free drinks in the UK

Blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker has announced a partnership with UK nightlife discovery app, DUSK, to give away 270,000 Johnnie Walker and lemonades at participating venues across the country.