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.

Becky Paskin: Whisky industry needs more female marketing

Global campaign OurWhisky is calling for whisky makers to improve female representation in marketing after conducting a new study on gender equality within the industry.

Scotch whisky producers celebrate suspension of US single malt tariff

Scotch whisky producers are celebrating after the US government announced it would suspend tariffs on various UK goods for four months.

Bowmore targets travel retail with 31 Year Old single malt

Bowmore has launched a limited-edition 31 Year Old single malt into the travel retail channel as part of its Timeless Series collection.

Japanese whisky gets new production regulations

The Japan Spirits and Liqueurs Makers Association has announced a new set of rules and regulations for the production of Japanese whisky.

Ardbeg 25 Years Old joins permanent range

Ardbeg 25 Years Old has become the oldest expression to join the Islay distillery’s permanent range.

The Macallan announces new addition to Archival Series

The Macallan has revealed Folio 6, the latest instalment in the Scottish distillery’s Archival Series which takes inspiration from classic advertising campaigns of the brand

International Spirits Challenge 2020 Awards: Winners Announced

Dalmore 35 Year Old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky has been named the Supreme Champion at the International Spirits Challenge 2020 Awards. 

The Balvenie unveils Tun 1509 Batch 7

The Balvenie has released the seventh limited-edition bottling of its renowned and highly collectible Tun 1509 series.

Compass Box celebrates 20th anniversary with Hedonism Felicitas

Compass Box has marked its 20th anniversary by releasing a limited-edition expression that pays tribute to the whisky that originally launched the brand.

Penderyn sets up distribution arm after ending arrangement with Halewood

Welsh whisky producer Penderyn is ending its distribution arrangement with Halewood and setting up its own in-house supply business.

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible delisted as backlash grows

The Whisky Exchange has stopped selling Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible  as the backlash against his “sexist” reviews continues to gather pace.

Glenturret relaunches with new core whisky range

The Glenturret has unveiled a new core range as it plans to launch in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand next month.

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible criticised for "sexist and vulgar" reviews

Whisky writer Becky Paskin has criticised Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible for “sexist and vulgar” language that allows the objectification of women in whisky.

Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Finish launches at selected whisky retailers

Ballantine’s has honoured its founder by launching a seven-year-old blend finished in bourbon barrels.

International Spirits Challenge 2020 announces results for whisky and premixed drinks

Judges at the International Spirits Challenge hailed the overall quality standards on display within the whisky category after issuing a remarkable medal tally.